4 Sep

Asian markets rise after strong Chinese manufacturing data

first_imgOn Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 ended in the red overnight, while the Nasdaq rose solidly. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Asian markets rise after strong Chinese manufacturing data Share James Booth (AFP via Getty Images) The Nasdaq fared even better than the S&P for the month, up nearly 10 per cent as it rallied for a fifth straight month. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 per cent, to regain some ground it had lost on Monday. Tuesday 1 September 2020 7:24 am The Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong traded 0.18 per cent higher while the Shanghai Composite also recovered early losses to stand 0.1 per cent higher. Japan’s Nikkei 225 erased early losses to trade flat. “What we are seeing here is the slow but choppy export recovery that is taking a bit longer than maybe some market participants thought it would – and that’s because markets remain largely out of sync,” said Daniel Gerard, senior multi asset strategist at State Street Global Markets, based in Singapore. “September is also going to be a choppy recovery, and until we get closer to more news about a vaccine it’s going to remain that way.” The S&P gained more than seven per cent for the month to record its best August since 1986 in what is traditionally a softer month for stock performance.center_img Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was an outlier, declining 2.4 per cent to four-week lows on rising diplomatic tensions between Canberra and Beijing. whatsapp Wall Street declines overnight were mostly caused by month-end portfolio rebalancing “rather than a new trend in equities,” said Rodrigo Catril, senior FX strategist at NAB Market Research in Sydney. Taiwan stocks gained 0.5 per cent after the US said on Monday it was establishing a new bilateral economic dialogue with the country, an initiative it said was designed to support Taipei. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Asian markets rise after strong Chinese manufacturing data The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index(PMI) showed China’s factory activity expanded at the fastest clip in nearly a decade in August, bolstered by the first increase in new export orders this year. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Asian markets rise after strong Chinese manufacturing data Asian markets rise after strong Chinese manufacturing data whatsapp Asian markets rose today after strong readings on China’s vast manufacturing sector offset the weak lead from a softer Wall Street session. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

4 Sep

Billionaire Issa brothers snap up fast food chain Leon

first_imgLeon, which markets itself as a healthier fast food chain, has more than 70 restaurants across the UK and Europe. Mohsin and Zuber Issa, who have agreed a £6.8bn deal to buy Asda, are now swooping on the London-based food chain through their petrol station empire EG Group. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash Says “Now Is The Time”The Legacy ReportAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactablezenherald.comAbandoned Zoo Found, But They Never Expected Thiszenherald.comExplored PlanetThe Most Dangerous Bodies Of Water In The WorldExplored PlanetLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaBuzzdaily Winners2 Steps To Tell A Slot is Close To Hitting The JackpotBuzzdaily Winners In a joint statement the Blackburn-based brothers said Leon was a “fantastic brand we have long admired”. Sunday 18 April 2021 2:48 pm “We have tried hard, done some good things, made a healthy amount of mistakes, and built a business that quite a few people are kind enough to say that they love.” EG Group has committed to keeping on Leon’s management team and staff. Show Comments ▼ The transaction, which includes 42 company-owned restaurants and 29 franchise sites, is worth up to £100m, the Mail on Sunday reported. It comes amid reports that the Issa brothers are closing in on a takeover deal for coffee chain Caffe Nero. Leon has more than 70 restaurants across the UK and Europe (Getty Images) Also Read: Billionaire Issa brothers snap up fast food chain Leon Leon boss John Vincent, who co-founded the chain in 2004, said: “In some ways this is a sad day for me.” Billionaire Issa brothers snap up fast food chain Leon The company already operates more than 700 food outlets in the UK and Ireland, including outlets of KFC, Starbucks and Greggs. Leon has more than 70 restaurants across the UK and Europe (Getty Images) Also Read: Billionaire Issa brothers snap up fast food chain Leon The pair are said to have bought roughly £140m of loans from Swiss private equity firm Partners Group via investment bank Morgan Stanley. EG Group said the deal marked part of its efforts to expand the food side of its business. Many of its franchise sites are located in train stations and airports across the UK, as well as some European countries including the Netherlands and Spain. Share James Warrington In a statement EG Group said it would open roughly 20 more Leon sites per year from 2022. whatsapp Leon has more than 70 restaurants across the UK and Europe (Getty Images) The billionaire brothers behind Asda have snapped up British fast food chain Leon in a deal worth a reported £100m. whatsapp More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comlast_img read more

13 Jul

Passenger numbers take off as Heathrow airport clocked up its busiest ever August

first_img Passenger numbers take off as Heathrow airport clocked up its busiest ever August Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirrorzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comArticles SkillHusband Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Not Knowing She Won The Lottery Just Moments BeforeArticles SkillDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal PastInteresticleMan Finds Wierd Cave In Scottsdale, Enters And Drops To His KneesInteresticle Friday 11 September 2015 5:19 am Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Heathrow airport clocked up its busiest ever August, with 7.33m passengers passing through its gates, up four per cent on the same month in 2014.The airport said 2 August was its busiest day on record, where it helped to process more than 257,000 travellers.The trend towards larger aircraft and airlines, fighting on price to get as many passengers on board as possible, has led to the jump in numbers ­– which was also helped by the summer school holidays.The average seats per aircraft grew to 209.8, while the average share of seats filled for planes landing at Heathrow was up 0.4 per cent to 84 per cent.Airport boss John Holland-Kaye used the traffic update to push the controversial plan to add a new runway to Heathrow, which still needs David Cameron’s sign off, after it was chosen over Gatwick by the Airports Commission.Holland-Kaye said: “Every month that we delay is costing our economy £1bn. The Prime Minister has a mandate to give Heathrow the green light – let’s get on with it.” Express KCS More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comlast_img read more

4 Jul

News / NOL adds $23m to its losses this year as US west coast port congestion hits Q3

first_img Posting a $23m net loss for third-quarter trading to add to the $152m of red ink in the first half of the year, Singapore-headquartered NOL said its APL container line had been adversely impacted by “severe port congestion in Southern California”.Its ships have been held with many others at anchor off San Pedro Bay during the strong peak season as the two biggest US ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach struggle to cope with larger ships, increased volumes and chassis and truck driver shortages, while employers and stevedores remain locked in negotiations over expired master labour contract.APL’s revenue for the period declined 2% year-on-year to $1.69bn, while average revenue per feu declined 1% to $2,343 earned on the 646,000 feu carried, which itself was down 3%.According to NOL, the bottom line damage was a result of a 1% increase in the cost of APL sales which, it said, was “mainly due to a spike in North American operating costs”. However, according to the accounts, NOL also took a $42m hit from increased finance costs attributed to exchange rate losses incurred from the repayment of a Singapore dollar loan.Nevertheless, without the “cost management and efficiency drive” savings of $290m achieved in the first nine months of the year, NOL’s position would have been much worse.“Our focus on increasing operation efficiencies remains on track,” said group chief executive Ng Yat Chung.“Our unwavering focus on reducing fixed costs continues to show results,” said APL president Kenneth Glenn, adding that port congestion at LA/LB had “adversely impacted our performance”.APL’s Los Angeles terminal has also been affected by the port-wide congestion By Mike Wackett 31/10/2014 He said: “Given APL’s significant business presence in Southern California, we are working simultaneously on several fronts to urgently address these issues. This includes realigning our network to facilitate smooth cargo flow through the US west coast, and working with our partners on equipment and productivity challenges.”As well as the transpacific problems NOL also suffered from a “persistent oversupply of shipping capacity”, which it said “continues to negatively impact liner freight rates”.According to NOL’s operational report, APL’s vessels achieved respectable 90% utilisation levels in the first nine months of the year, and against this healthy load factor it should be possible to maintain freight rate discipline.But until now there has been little evidence of freight rate discipline, and discounting remains common.  Indeed, Asia-Europe spot rates on the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) fell to a new yearly low last week, tumbling, for the 12th consecutive week, to below $700 per teu.However, the SCFI’s Shanghai-North Europe leg jumped $615 per teu this week to $1,312, as carriers introduce 1 November general rate increases of almost $1,000 per teu,Freight broker FIS predicted a familiar pattern: the GRIs will not stick and  rates will fall to around $1,000-1,100 per teu by the second week of November.Ominously, it said the jump in rates was “too early for celebrations, with reports in the market that G6 carriers, including APL, NYK and OOCL, have begun to aggressively cut rates”.Meanwhile, the bright spot for NOL was APL Logistics, which achieved 8% revenue growth in Q3 on the same period of 2013, which augurs well for a proposed sale that could earn NOL a welcome $1bn in cash.last_img read more

23 Jun

My first patient died. How I learned to forgive myself

first_img Looming question for medical students: Will they be shut out of advanced training? Sashka and I rolled the woman onto her back in the choreographed motion we’d learned from physicians in the emergency room. I immediately started to do CPR. While I’d practiced this on a mannequin a few years earlier, I’d never done it on a human being whose life might depend on my doing it right, and I was relieved when paramedics arrived and took over.As the ambulance drove away with our patient, I felt a mix of emotions — pride in my ability to remain calm under pressure and recall how to do CPR; excitement about the opportunity to help someone in need; and worry about the woman’s prognosis. But most of all, I felt disbelief. We had cared for someone in dire straits on our own.advertisement Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu That day on the track taught me a lesson I couldn’t have learned as a medical student sheltered by the protection of a supervisor. While we set the highest of standards for ourselves, the practice of medicine is imperfect and sometimes unpredictable. When we stop trying to make sense of our catastrophic collisions with loss, forgiveness — rather than failure — becomes the definitive teacher.I returned to my comfortable role as a medical student, following residents and attending physicians around like a duckling follows its mother. When I start my residency this summer, though, I’ll be forced out of the nest and into the real world of medicine where these collisions are all too common. From day one of my training, I will share in the responsibility for patient care and gradually build enough competence to shoulder it on my own.I will also start with an appreciation for “humility that embraces the intention and the effort, in spite of the outcome,” a lesson my medical school dean shared with me. Despite the many achievements I’ve needed to get this far, I am coming to understand that medicine is not always about succeeding, but it is always about trying. Match Day 2016: Where Will Jennifer Match?Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2016/03/24/doctor-learns-forgiveness/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0000:4500:45  Jennifer is about to graduate from medical school. The next step in her career: matching with a residency program. STAT was with Jennifer the moment she found out where she matched. Hyacinth Empinado/STAT “We just did all that unsupervised,” I kept repeating to my classmate. There was no experienced professional on the track to guide us and take over if needed, as often happens in medical school. Sashka and I were confident we had done the right thing, yet we also hoped we hadn’t somehow botched her care.Two days later, I learned that the young woman, an undergraduate at the university with her own dreams of becoming a doctor, had died of an aneurysm — a blood vessel in her brain had burst, causing massive bleeding into her brain. The medical school’s deans assured Sashka and me that no one could have saved her life, and that the CPR we did let her fulfill her wish of being an organ donor — nine of her organs went to five people in need.We were commended for our actions, but it was hard to hear congratulations for such a tragic outcome. I wondered, is this what it feels like to be a doctor?As Atul Gawande writes, “You become a doctor for what you imagine to be the satisfaction of the work, and that turns out to be the satisfaction of competence. … It comes partly from being helpful to others. But it also comes from being technically skilled and able to solve difficult, intricate problems. Your competence gives you a secure sense of identity. For a clinician, therefore, nothing is more threatening to who you think you are than a patient with a problem you cannot solve.”After a decade of wanting to become a doctor, it was traumatic for me to witness the death of the first patient I cared for on my own. Medical students are trained to fight death, but I was unprepared for the gravity of having my hands on an individual in her last moments. Even knowing there was nothing I could have done to prevent her death, I felt like a failure. Columnist, Off the Charts Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu is a psychiatrist and a columnist for STAT. First OpinionMy first patient died. How I learned to forgive myself By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu March 24, 2016 Reprints On Match Day last week, more than 17,000 US medical students were offered their first jobs as doctors. Jennifer Adaeze Anyaegbunam was one of them, matching into her first choice, a psychiatry residency program at Cambridge Health Alliance. She reflects on the transition from medical student to doctor, and what it means to take responsibility for another individual’s health.The first time I felt the full responsibility of being a doctor, I was a fourth-year medical student at the University of Virginia, walking around the outdoor track with a classmate.A young woman ahead of us suddenly collapsed. Other runners and walkers began shouting for a doctor. My friend Sashka and I instinctively responded, recognizing that as fourth-year medical students, we were probably the next best thing. As we sprinted across the track, we realized we were the only thing.I dropped to my knees and rubbed the woman’s back, hoping she would get up, dust off the humiliation of a fall, and continue her evening run. But she didn’t move or respond to our questions. I used my iPhone as a makeshift penlight and looked into her eyes. Her pupils were dilated and didn’t constrict in response to the light, a bad sign. Her lips were turning blue, she began gasping for air, and her pulse faded away.advertisement First wave of undocumented immigrants in medical schools face uncertain future Jennifer Anyaegbunam at her University of Virginia white coat ceremony, 2011. Courtesy Jennifer Adaeze Anyaegbunam @JenniferAdaeze Related: [email protected] About the Author Reprints Related: Tags doctorsmedical schoollast_img read more

23 Jun

We’re psychiatry residents. We will take good care of you if you get Covid-19

first_imgLeave this field empty if you’re human: It goes without saying, but psychiatrists also have expertise in helping patients and families deal with the depression, anxiety, and grief that often accompany serious medical illness. Mental health issues are so common among people who are ill that psychiatrists are often called upon to provide consultations in the hospital. At the hospital where we both work, psychiatry consults are placed for 1 in 5 patients.We agree with the opening sentiment of the anti-psychiatry memes floating around: People should stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But if you catch the infection and find yourself in the hospital with a redeployed psychiatry resident as your doctor, you’ll get excellent care.Jack Turban and Chase T.M. Anderson are resident physicians in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. As the number of Americans with Covid-19 rapidly rises, doctors are among them, having no special immunity to the virus. They are being quarantined in large numbers, leaving hospitals short of staff to care for the influx of Covid-19 patients. In response, these facilities have started redeploying specialists like ophthalmologists, dermatologists, and even psychiatry residents like us to treat patients on coronavirus floors.Sure, we’ve heard the mocking memes like, “Don’t go outside unless you want a psychiatrist treating your pneumonia.” We’re accustomed to people thinking psychiatrists aren’t real doctors. We’re usually OK with the jokes, but not now. During the pandemic, they are creating unnecessary fear.We believe that if you are afflicted with Covid-19 and have a psychiatry resident as your doctor, there is no need to panic. In fact, there may even be some important benefits.advertisement @jack_turban By Jack Turban and Chase T.M. Anderson May 13, 2020 Reprints When psychiatry residents are redeployed, they are essentially repeating their internship experience. They work under the watchful eye of an attending physician. This experienced doctor supervises their work and ensures that Covid-19 patients receive appropriate care. In addition, pharmacists review their medication orders, and the electronic medical record implements a separate range of safety checks.advertisement Newsletters Sign up for First Opinion A weekly digest of our opinion column, with insight from industry experts. Coronavirus pandemic sets up potential breakout moment for virtual mental health care Please enter a valid email address. First OpinionWe’re psychiatry residents. We will take good care of you if you get Covid-19 Related: Jack Turban @ChaseTMAnderson Interns and residents have always been a key part of hospitals’ medical teams and the primary face-to-face physician for patients. This was true before the coronavirus pandemic and it’s true now. The difference today is that your primary doctor may be a psychiatry resident who already completed her or his internship, rather than an internal medicine intern who hasn’t yet finished the first year of post-medical school training.Having a psychiatry resident instead of an internal medicine resident as your doctor may actually offer unique benefits. Patients with respiratory illnesses are at risk of a range of psychiatric complications. Many will suffer from delirium, a disorienting condition in which patients become confused about where they are and what is happening. Some with this condition have visual hallucinations that psychiatrists specialize in treating.We expect there will be a rise in post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by serious illness in the intensive care units and invasive procedures like the placement of breathing tubes. Psychiatry residents are more likely to identify and treat this condition, which can include nightmares, hypervigilance, and underrecognized symptoms like dissociative experiences, in which patients can have disturbances in how they perceive the world or themselves, including “out of body” experiences.Some of the experimental medications for coronavirus, including hydroxychloroquine, have a range of psychiatric side effects, including nightmares, paranoia, and even suicidal thoughts. If these medications end up having clear benefits and their use becomes more widespread among patients with Covid-19, having psychiatrists available in the hospital will be key. Mario Tama/Getty Images Privacy Policy Chase T.M. Anderson Psychiatrists are physicians, which means they went to medical school and passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination, a test of general medical knowledge required to start residency. All new doctors — including psychiatrists — have similar training in their first year of residency, also known as internship. This year involves working on units nearly identical to coronavirus units. As interns, psychiatry residents treat conditions ranging from pneumonia to heart attacks. Most also work in intensive care units taking care of a hospital’s most critically ill patients. About the Authors Reprints Tags Coronavirushospitalsphysicianslast_img read more

18 Jun

Canadian firms expect post-election U.S. growth despite uncertainty: BoC survey

first_img Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD Canadian Press center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The bank described the views of firms following the U.S. election as “divided.” The results of the poll, conducted between mid-November and early December, showed that given this uncertainty few firms had factored in the potential impacts from the outcome of the U.S. election into their sales outlooks. Still, the bank said companies were optimistic about some potential moves by the incoming Trump administration. “Some are optimistic about the prospect of increased infrastructure and military spending as well as changes to energy policies,” said the report, which was created after bank officials interviewed senior managers from about 100 companies. “Others are more pessimistic, often because of the risk of increased protectionism.” Overall, the bank said companies expected faster sales growth over the next 12 months, with considerable support anticipated from areas such as services sectors, housing-related activities and tourism. The survey also found stronger investment intentions among firms for the coming year, especially in Central and Eastern Canada, as well as more-widespread hiring expectations in most sectors and regions. A greater number of Canadian firms expect to benefit from what they anticipate will be stronger post-election growth in the United States, a new Bank of Canada poll suggested Monday. However, the central bank’s latest business outlook survey also found when it came to exports many Canadian companies remained concerned about uncertainty linked to the possibility of new protectionist measures in the U.S. Keywords Economic indicatorsCompanies Bank of Canada last_img read more

18 Jun

Flat U.S. consumer prices could keep Fed cautious

first_img Related news Associated PressIE Staff United States Federal Reserve System symbol 123RF Inflation has been tempered by a 10.1% plunge in prices at the gas pump over the past 12 months. But housing expenses—the dominant part of the index—have risen 3.2%.The relatively modest level of inflation suggests that recent wage gains have not spurred higher inflation. Average hourly earnings have improved 1.7% over the past 12 months, a solid gain from an increase of just 0.7% a year ago.The Federal Reserve has been cautious on plans to increase interest rates, after four hikes to a key short-term rate in 2018 after deficit-financed tax cuts caused economic growth to accelerate. But amid signs of slowing growth despite robust hiring and a 4% unemployment rate, the relatively low level of inflation close to the Fed’s 2% target has reduced pressure to continue increasing rates.Nothing in today’s consumer price data will “sway the Fed from doing what it’s doing now, which is nothing at all on rates until the economy provides more evidence on how it’s holding up in 2019,” said CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld in emailed commentary.Leslie Preston, senior economist at TD bank, said inflation is having “a goldilocks moment—essentially right on the Fed’s target, with little indication it will shift in either direction soon.”Excluding the volatile energy and food categories, core prices increased 0.2% for the fifth month in a row. For the third straight month, core prices were up 2.2% from a year ago.On a monthly basis, clothing costs jumped 1.1%, the largest gain in 11 months. Medical care services rose 0.3% on a monthly basis, as did housing costs. Keywords Economic indicators Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in January, as lower gasoline prices offset the rising costs of housing, clothing and medical care.The Labor Department said the consumer price index rose only 1.6% last month from a year earlier. That matched the slowest pace of annual inflation since June 2017. Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

17 Jun

Westmoreland Celebrates Heroes

first_imgWestmoreland Celebrates Heroes CultureOctober 20, 2009 RelatedWestmoreland Celebrates Heroes RelatedWestmoreland Celebrates Heroes Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Nine persons from Westmoreland, who have given outstanding and meritorious services to the parish, were presented with accolades and plaques at the National Heroes’ Day Salute at Norman Square, Savanna-la-Mar, Monday (October 19).The recipients were: Constable Boris Whyte, Astil Gage, Yvonne Baker and Merle Brissett, for community development; Ura Welch and Hortense James for contributions to education; Chester Myrie for contribution to business; Reneita Wood for culture; and Russell Hammond for outstanding work in the field of politics.Acting Custos of Westmoreland, Justice Barbara Stewart, takes the salute during the March Past at the National Heroes’ Day Civic Ceremony in Savanna-la-Mar on Monday (October 19).Hundreds of persons participated in the ceremony, held under the theme, “Believe in Jamaica … Embracing our Heritage”. They included students and members of uniformed groups and marching bands who gave fitting salutes to the seven National Heroes.The National Heroes Day Message from the Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, was read by Attorney-at-Law, Don Foote,the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) caretaker for East Westmoreland.“Today, we honour the heroes of our land. We celebrate, in particular, the lives and accomplishments of the six men and one woman we have declared as our National Heroes. Theirs was a vision that saw in us and for us, what we may not have been able to see ourselves. Theirs was the courage that challenged all obstacles and conquered all fear. Theirs was a loyalty and dedication to their people that knew no bounds. Theirs is a legacy that now and forever belongs to us,” the Prime Minister said.Westmoreland Heroes Day honouree, Reneita Wood (right), receiving a plaque from Miss Westmoreland Festival Queen 2009 Chevonese Hutchinson , for outstanding and meritorious service to the parish in the field of culture at the National Heroes’ Day Civic Ceremony in Savanna-la-Mar on Monday (October 19).The Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, in his message read by Justice Barbara Stewart, said that the euphoria that exploded during the 2008 Olympic Games and the 2009 IAAF World Championships was reminiscent of the times when Jamaicans displayed pride, care and belief in their country.“Our achievements are not only marked by a day in history, it is something that we should maintain in our hearts and minds to keep us going through difficult and turbulent times,” the Governor- General urged.A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) lays a wreath in tribute to one of Jamaica’s National Heroes during the Heroes’ Day Civic Ceremony at Norman Square, Savanna-la-Mar on Monday (October 19).The message from the Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, was read by Member of Parliament for Eastern Westmoreland, Luther Buchanan.“Let us recapture that courage, determination and resilience of our heroes. The theme, ‘Believe in Jamaica … Embracing our heritage’ is a fitting call to a consciousness about who we are, our capacity to overcome and our ability to remain triumphant, proud and free,” Mrs. Simpson Miller stated in her message. RelatedWestmoreland Celebrates Heroeslast_img read more

15 Jun

Nissan taps chouchou Karine Vanasse to rep the 2021 Rogue in Quebec

first_img RELATED TAGSNissanRogueSUVAWD / 4x4CompactCUV / CrossoverNon-LuxuryNew Vehicles2021 nissan rogueall-wheel drivecompactcompact crossovercompact SUVCrossoverFilm celebrityKarine VanasseNon-LuxuryQuebecQuebec driving See More Videos advertisement First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened “When Nissan approached me with the opportunity to work with them to launch the new 2021 Rogue, my answer was an immediate ‘yes,’” Vanasse confirms. “To me, Nissan signifies confidence, modern styling and accessible innovation. The new Rogue – and all of its benefits – truly resonated with me, and I believe this is the case for many Quebeckers as well.”Although she’s only 36 years old, the Drummondville-born talent has been dear to Quebecers’ hearts for almost 25, since her first TV appearance in a lip-sync contest when she was just 11 years old. Since then, she’s boasted roles in major Quebec films and series, but also in American productions — you may have seen her in Pan Am (2011).Among multiples acting honors – including Femme de l’Année titles and Women Leader recognitions – Vanasse’s career is highlighted by her interpretation, and her co-production, of Polytechnique (2009), a film based on the Montreal Massacre and directed by a Denis Villeneuve. (Yes, the Denis Villeneuve from Prisoners, Sicario, and Blade Runner 2049 as well as the upcoming Dune remake.)https://www.instagram.com/p/BRjtyrLDabQ/It might be a surprise to see such a successful actress endorsing a promotional campaign – for cars, at that – but remember in Quebec, numerous car brands are represented by public Enfants Chéris. The film producer Mariloup Wolfe has been the ‘visage’ of Chevrolet for the last three years, while her ex-spouse, actor and producer Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, was a spokesperson for Hyundai for even longer — more than a decade, in fact. Until last summer, Buick was represented by TV host and fashion icône MariePier Morin, though harassment accusations launched by singer Sofia Nolin put an end to this partnership.Although we’re not talking here of a ambassador-ship for the whole Nissan brand, Vanasse has already played an active role in the 2021 Nissan Rogue’s promotion. In the Canadian-filmed French TV ad that went live this week, she’s the narrator, but also features with her sister Elodie as Dog-a (yoga) fans. Some of those scenes remain in the English TV, but for this other Canadian spot, there’s no ambassador — just Stargazing “FAM,” Jiu Jitsu “FAM,” Scuba “FAM,” Cave exploring “FAM,” even Knitting “FAM.” (“FAM,” in case you’re wondering, is Nissan’s new appellation for one’s extended family and friends.)“It was really special to film with my sister” Vanasse says of the spot. “We often go on road trips together – whether that be to discover new regions or local farmers markets – and the 2021 Rogue is the perfectly outfitted vehicle for anything we want to do together.”Nissan Canada says Vanasse will also participate in various public relations events and be prominent in campaign assets across a number of offline and online channels. So expect her to share more on her social platforms, like she just did this morning, about being among the first in the country to drive the brand-new 2021 Rogue.LISTEN: E-mobility expert Daniel Breton talks EV adoption in Quebec. 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