‘An absolute revelation!’ – Chelsea fans delighted with key man’s new contract

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea fans on Twitter were broadly united in their delight that Victor Moses has signed a new deal.The Nigeria international, whose contract extension keeps him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2021, has established himself as a regular in the Blues’ table-topping side this season.And many supporters were in agreement with technical director Michael Emenalo’s assessment that Moses thoroughly deserved a longer stay…Moses signs 2 year contract. Fantastic news for the club and fans. He’s been an absolute revelation this season! #CFC— Arjun Rangarajan (@arjranga) March 1, 2017Victor Moses signing a new contract is great news!He has really come into his own this season. Well earned.#CFC— Matthew (@matt_mcgaughey) March 1, 2017Buzzing that Victor Moses has signed a new contract. What a season he is having & such a vital player for us in this 3-4-3 formation. #CFC— Olivia Buzaglo (@buzaglo16) March 1, 2017Moses deserved that contract, work pays off #CFC— Harry (@httchelsea) March 1, 2017Can’t believe I’m saying this Victor Moses deserves his new contract been absolutely fantastic for us this season #CFC @selfy @mikeybsam— Ben Church (@Churchieboy86) March 1, 2017Good news about Moses’ new contract. What a find he’s been this season! Never would have predicted his role in the side 12 months ago!— Hannah Duncan (@Hannah_Duncan89) March 1, 2017Buzzing for Moses 🙌🏼💯 #CFC— Aaron Wallace* (@AronWallis97) March 1, 2017Not the biggest fan of Victor Moses as a player but I love how much he loves the club. I love how much he appreciates being part of CFC.— Padrino (@Contelism01) March 1, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

How Not to Date a Volcano

first_imgTwo teams of geologists looked at the same volcano field in Nevada.  One (1994) decided that the cones and lava flows formed during multiple episodes over tens or even hundreds of thousands of years.  Another (2006) looked at the same evidence and decided everything probably happened within months.  Who’s right?A team of six volcanologists from Los Alamos investigated Crater Flat, Nevada, and published their conclusions in GSA Bulletin.1  They think the earlier study was flawed.  The way they see it, there was one eruptive episode that produced Red Cone, Black Cone and several others in the area, along with all their extensive lava flows.  Just because lava flows look different, that doesn’t mean they happened at different times, they said; the differences could be due to varying initial conditions, like water content and thickness of the lava or degree of slope.Three major surface features—scoria cones, lava fields with abundant rafts of pyroclastic material, and lava fields with little or no pyroclastic material—experienced different posteruptive surficial processes.  Failure to account for the different initial surface features can lead to erroneous conclusions about the relative ages of the surfaces based upon modern morphology.  Conversely, the recognition of different volcanic surfaces provides the opportunity to study the effects of different initial properties upon posteruptive geomorphic processes.  Contrary to previous interpretations that the individual volcanoes were emplaced by polycyclic eruptions (separated by thousands or tens of thousands of years), we argue that the Pleistocene Crater Flat volcanoes are monogenetic, each having formed in a single eruptive episode lasting up to a few years.  We show that all eruptive products emanated from the areas of the volcanoes’ main cones rather than from scattered vents, as inferred by previous workers.Later in the paper, the authors said that the previous workers pointed to features that “would imply time gaps of many tens to hundreds of thousands of years.”  By contrast, their scenario could have taken place in as little as nine months.Observations that they feel misled the earlier team included apparent secondary vents emerging through the lava flows, and different amounts and types of erosion from one flow to another.  Valentine et al now say that these were not secondary vents at all, but either remnants of the original cone that got rafted downslope by lava flows from the base, or were “squeeze-up ridges, roughly parallel to the flow margin, caused by pulses of lava behind a slowing flow front.”  As for the erosional differences, these could be explained by the consistency of the lava, the effusion rate and the degree of slope.  In other words, all the observations could be fit within a single eruptive episode lasting days, weeks, months, or a few years at most.The authors believe these eruptions took place about a million years ago.  This estimate, however, is based on magnetic data, not bulk appearance of the lava.  They cherry-picked a date fitting the assumed potassium-argon (K-Ar) ballpark date into the nearest estimated period of magnetic reversal: “Flows of all of the volcanoes have reversed magnetic polarity, indicating that, if all the volcanoes are close to the same age, they are either older than 1.07 Ma or younger than 0.99 Ma (Fig. 2); for simplicity in this paper, we refer to the age of these volcanoes as ca. 1 Ma.”  They did not question the dating of these magnetic reversals, however, which are subject to their own uncertainties.How certain are the potassium-argon dates?  “Six independent K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar studies have been conducted since 1990 to determine the ages of these five volcanoes (Fig. 2), and the results are difficult to interpret,” they lamented.  “Age estimates for any one volcano typically have uncertainties of 100-200 k.y. and a large range of individual age determinations, leaving a detailed understanding of the age relationships between volcanoes uncertain, as well as the possibility of a span of ages at individual volcanoes.”  Their own research seems to illustrate the point.Volcanoes are common features around the world.  Many can be witnessed in action today, from the liquidy fire-fountains in Hawaii, to the explosive stratovolcanoes like Mt. St. Helens.  One would think the common types of volcanoes found at Crater Flat are well understood and their eruptive and post-eruptive processes have been thoroughly documented.  Not so; in their introduction, the authors complained,Despite being one of the most common types of continental volcanoes and presenting hazards to urbanized areas, such as Mexico City (Siebe et al., 2004), and to the proposed Yucca Mountain radioactive waste repository (e.g., Crowe, 1986; Dartevelle and Valentine, 2005), the eruptive processes of small-volume basaltic volcanoes (composed of cones, lava flows, and fallout deposits with total volumes of ~1 km3 or less) have received relatively little attention in the volcanological literature.  Much remains unknown about the ranges of explosive and effusive processes associated with their eruptions.  The role of preexisting topography and the interaction between lava flows and cone building have not been explored in detail, nor has the influence of emplacement processes on posteruptive surficial processes.1 Valentine et al, “Small-volume basaltic volcanoes: Eruptive products and processes, and posteruptive geomorphic evolution in Crater Flat (Pleistocene), southern Nevada,” GSA Bulletin, Volume 118, Issue 11 (November 2006), pp. 1313-1330.Imagine you are a church-going high school student in Nevada in 1994, and your teacher takes your class out on a geology field trip to Crater Flat.  Using information he just read in popular-science reviews of the 1994 paper, the teacher points out features of the lava flow, the cone, the amount and types of erosion – some gullies on the cone, rifts and rilles in the lava, slumping and overburden, mounds that look like secondary vents – to prove that there had been multiple episodes of eruption spanning tens of thousands of years – maybe even hundreds of thousands.  He makes a convincing case.  The evidence, after all, is right in front of you.  It sure looks old.  Some of the flows are highly degraded and overgrown with brush and sand, while others are fresh-looking and undisturbed.  There are even younger-looking cones emerging from underneath the older lava.Your doubts about the Biblical chronology grow in proportion to your increasing admiration for science’s ability to describe the history of the world in vivid detail.  The onslaught against your faith is supplemented by what your biology teacher is showing the class about evolution.  Over time, you find you have slid gradually into belief in scientism.  You go to the university and become a hardened evolutionist.  Church and youth group and your former acceptance of the Bible’s history become distant memories.  You take part in school board hearings to fight even weak attempts to add scientific criticisms to Darwinism in public education.  You read Dawkins’s latest book, The God Delusion with a snicker at those poor suckers who rely on “faith” instead of “science,” who still believe the Bible stories of creation and the Flood that were once a part of your own happy childhood.  Parents should not deceive their children like that, you ponder with anger mixed with sadness, and a touch of nostalgia.What is the likelihood that a little paper in GSA Today, appearing 12 years after your slide into atheism began, will cross your path?  Its message, now unheeded, says, “whoops, we were wrong about those lava flows in Nevada; apparently they all formed within one year.”  Even if you were to read it now, it’s probably too late.  The furrow that began to be carved back then in high school has become a deep trench.  You would probably brush this announcement off, even if you found it, with the thought that one paper doesn’t affect the mountains of evidence for evolution and millions of years.This is one way lives can be diverted from Christian faith by lies and misdirection, well-meaning as some of the sources may be, because they did not understand the limitations of scientific epistemology.  We’ve seen testimonies like this by evolutionary scientists who grew up in Christian homes.  Charles Darwin himself provides a classic example.  Reading Lyell on the Beagle, he witnessed South American canyons that were interpreted to take long ages, when in fact, they were the result of catastrophic events.  Similar stories abound today.  Whether through peer pressure, lack of contrary information or whatever, students began to trust the words of overconfident teachers who present science as the truth, instead of a fallible, human attempt to seek for the truth about the natural world.For those still under the illusion that scientific knowledge is progressive, notice how this is a case of oscillation, not cumulative progress.  An earlier (1981) study also concluded that the Crater Flat volcanic field was monogenetic, till the 1994 study overturned it.  Now we’re back to the monogenetic story.  No human can have any confidence that the story will not change again.  If this were an isolated case, we might dismiss it as an anomaly.  The authors told us, however, that these common types of volcanoes have received “relatively little attention” in the literature of the volcano experts, and that “much remains to be understood.”  Those replying, “Well, at least we know the events took place a million years ago, not a few thousand,” haven’t gotten the message.  Observations do not interpret themselves.  The authors used the words interpret or interpretation 22 times, including a few statements that the data are difficult to interpret and can be misinterpreted.  That includes the K-Ar dates and the magnetic reversals.  Cone-shaped structures looked like vents to the earlier group of scientists, but like squeeze-up ridges to the other.  Eroded channels in the cone implied long ages to one group, but differences in composition to another.  Smooth, fan-shaped lobate deposits implied millennia of erosion to one group, but effects of initial conditions to the other.The potential for wide divergences of opinion in interpreting observations cannot be overemphasized.  Almost every field of science has undergone a revolution since 1900.  Even our concepts of atoms, the universe, the earth, and life are drastically different today than they were a century ago.  We’ve seen many examples of radical reinterpretations of things in just the six years of Creation-Evolution Headlines.  Does anyone believe that we have arrived at “the truth” about any of these fields, let alone the final word on these Nevada volcanoes?There’s nothing about the Crater Flat observations that is inconsistent with the view that these volcanoes erupted quite recently, but were just not witnessed by humans (or humans who kept written records).  Don’t build your epistemology on the sand of “what scientists are saying today.”  Don’t trust your future to the religion of scientism, the faith that fallible humans are making progress toward understanding the origin and fate of the Earth, life and the universe.For similar stories, see 10/25/2006 about Niagara Gorge, 10/15/2006 about instant gold, 08/08/2006 about ice cores, 05/10/2006 about Mt. St. Helens, 03/22/2006 about stromatolites, 03/05/2006 about Arizona lava flows, 06/27/2003 about ultra-pure sandstones, 07/22/2002 about Grand Canyon, and many more links on Geology and Dating Methods.(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 22, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 27, 2011October 28, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Reward a Favorite Point and say Thank YouFebruary 21, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos”Everything you always wanted to know about Favorite pointsApril 2, 2019In “News” There’s a one-click solution to discovering some of the most interesting geocaches anywhere in the world. Premium Members can click the blue ribbon on their search results page and presto magic, the search results are sorted by Favorite Points! This is an easy way to instantly see which geocaches leave your fellow geocachers in awe. The one thing you can say for certain is that the quality of the caching experience is likely to be far above average.Geocaches might earn a Favorite Point if the location is really interesting or the container and hiding place impress cachers with their originality. Some geocaches have racked up hundreds of Favorite Points (some have even earned more than a thousand). Searching by Favorite Points also offers a big time-saving advantage, since you won’t have to sort through page after page of search results to find the best caches in an area.Premium Members earn one Favorite Point for every ten geocaches that are found. They can reward their points to any cache they have logged as found. Basic Members who upgrade to Premium Membership receive Favorite Points accordingly to their past finds.To start earning, rewarding, and sorting by Favorite Points, upgrade to Premium Membership for as little as $2.50 per month!See how to use Favorite Points here: Geocaching.com Presents: “Favorites”Share with your Friends:More Sort by Favorite Pointslast_img read more

How To Change Your Default Setting

first_imgSome people have a default setting of anger. They’re always upset about something, even when there is no real reason to be angry. No matter what the stimulus is, the response is invariably anger.Others have the default setting of fear. Like Chicken Little, the sky is always falling.  They think, “This economic downturn is the end of the world as we know it.” When this turns out to be untrue, this geopolitical crisis surely spells mankind doom. The primary lens through which they view the world is fear.There are people whose default setting is discontent. No matter how good things are, they wish they were better. Nothing is good enough to elicit gratitude as the instinctive response. And so they see their world as perpetually imperfect and inadequate.It is possible to have a positive default setting.The stimulus that causes anger in those with that default setting doesn’t have the same effect on the person whose default setting is happiness. While the person whose default setting is happiness may find some stimulus to be unpleasant, they choose to be happy regardless.The same events that cause people who choose fear as their default setting doesn’t frighten people who have chosen the default setting of stoicism. The stoic sees the events as the ever-shifting trend line of humankind, steps forward followed by steps back, followed by a muddling forward again.Those who have had little long enough to feel grateful for what they have now, have a very different default setting than the discontented. Where the discontented see something missing the grateful see “enough.”Your default setting isn’t really a default. It’s really the result of the ideas that you have been infected with over your lifetime. Your default setting, whatever it is right now, doesn’t have to be permanent.You can change your default setting at any time when you choose to no longer be infected with negative beliefs that no longer serve you the way that they did when you were infected. You can choose to practice a different default setting.last_img read more

Visits from legends Ray Allen, Robert Jaworksi ‘uplifting’ for Lyceum Pirates

first_img“What the players experienced was up close and personal with Allen and I’m happy for them,” said Robinson Wednesday. “Allen gave them some advice and I know that’s really uplifting for the players.”Allen arrived in the Intramuros campus around 4 p.m. when most of the Pirates have gone to their dorm rooms with just a handful of the roster staying because of classes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe two-time champion, and future Hall of Famer, told those in attendance they “have to work harder because you can’t sneak up on anybody anymore.”Lyceum have been perennial bottom-dwellers in the NCAA up until this season when the Pirates swept the first round. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFrom one hoops legend to another, Lyceum of the Philippines University had the enviable situation of hosting two icons in one 24-hour span.First it was Ray Allen on Tuesday evening, then on Wednesday morning it was Robert Jaworski’s turn to visit the Pirates’ grounds.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters TNT snaps Blackwater’s three-win run Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “Now, the teams you’re supposed to beat are going to play you extra tough, like you’re the world champions. Now, you have to not get tired of the process,” said Allen. “You don’t win a championship the day they give you the trophy. You win a championship every morning you wake up at six. That’s where the reward comes.”Jaworski, whose son is a friend of Lyceum officials, then visited the Pirates hours after Allen arrived.“This morning it was Sen. Jaworski who paid a visit, and the players were really happy,” said Robinson in Filipino. “Because, it doesn’t matter what generation you belong to, everybody knows Robert Jaworski.”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Wonder what Fletcher is doing to help Virat, asks S Kannan

first_imgS KannanVirat Kohli is facing one of the worst times in his international career and it’s rather surprising that those who have seen the champion bat with authority are now mocking him for his poor run in England.Easily the most sensational batsman in every format of cricket, who has proved his utility in ample measure, Virat looks all at sea these days. His name figures on page one of national dailies for the wrong reasons. In fact, he should consider himself lucky all the media scrutiny is happening when he is playing away from home.So what does one do with the Delhi man, who till yesterday was being described as a rock star for his exploits in South Africa, New Zealand and also at home but is now going through a poor patch?As a cricketing nation, each one at home who watches the sport is a fan as well as a critic and an expert who wants to offer solutions. In my conversation with some self-professed cricket experts, there was one thing which everyone agreed upon — that Virat is finding it hard to concentrate but none of them was willing to come up with solutions as a result of which he can again score runs.Virat Kohli has been dismissed five times by outgoing deliveries.At a time when India have collapsed like a house of cards in the fourth Test at Old Trafford and the momentum has swung away, it is certain you cannot drop Virat like Shikhar Dhawan.Here is a man who had scored more than 1,700 Test runs before the England tour. And when he scored those runs, he was the bulwark of the Indian batting even as a certain Sachin Tendulkar was packing up and saying goodbye to his international career.advertisementIN ENGLAND, of his eight dismissals, including the two innings at Old Trafford, Virat has fallen to the outgoing delivery five times. Virat has said in select interviews how he is baffled at his own form.Move over to the serious purveyors of the sport, and they have some good observations to make. Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has been forthright in his comments on a cricket website that Virat is not moving the way he usually does in one-dayers, where he has scored a bucketful of runs in style. Crowe feels that in England, the back foot is most important and it “has become redundant for Virat”.At home, K.P. Bhaskar, a terrific scorer in domestic cricket who never got a break in international cricket, has a point to make. As one who has been a batting coach with the BCCI academy, Bhaskar feels Virat is not being side-on and, as a result, is getting caught in the slips. If former cricketers who are watching from a good distance are able to pick flaws in Virat’s batting, I wonder what coach Duncan Fletcher is doing to help out Indian cricket’s hot property.India coach Duncan Fletcher.Forget what problems Virat is facing now, he is tipped to be the next captain and seems to be getting no help from Fletcher. In these days when each national team has an assortment of coaches, physios, doctors and so on, to help a team, Fletcher has been disappointing. One does not know if Fletcher has spoken to Virat and explained to him what is going wrong. Even if one were to give the benefit of doubt to Fletcher, why he has not been able to help Virat iron out the chinks deserves an answer.That brings us to another point of how coaches of formative years clamouring for publicity claim they have the panacea for all ills. In this case, Rajkumar Sharma from Delhi, who worked with Virat in his formative years, claimed he could help his ward by being in England! Let’s take that with a pinch of salt. We all know that just as formative teachers help us in the beginning with alphabets and basic counting, a cricket coach can give gyaan on basics. However, when you graduate to the higher levels, you look to the bigger gurus to learn from. Knowledge is endless, and depths of it cannot be plumbed.As much as Virat needs technical help to iron out the flaws, he needs encouragement and positive criticism. Being negative does no good in any sport even when the chips are down. We all saw how Virender Sehwag was literally buried in an avalanche of criticism. Please spare Virat, he is too valuable.advertisementlast_img read more

Brian Kelly Explains Why Notre Dame’s Partnering With Bleacher Report

first_imgA picture Notre Dame's video about Bleacher Report partnership.Bleacher Report.Bleacher Report and Notre Dame announced a “groundbreaking partnership” for social media content on Thursday.From Notre Dame’s release:Bleacher Report, a preeminent next generation content creation company, has reached an agreement with University of Notre Dame football for an exclusive social content partnership throughout the season. The B/R social team will be embedded with the football program in South Bend and travel with the team to road games during the entire season to create custom content for the program’s national fan base.The collaboration will consist of full behind-the- scenes access to the Notre Dame football team including practice, locker room, game day activities, home and away games, travel, academic classrooms and a wide array of student and campus life. The array of content will include a weekly video feature, Facebook Live streams, short shareable social packages and game day Snapchat takeovers, distributed across Bleacher Report’s website and Team Stream mobile app — reaching more than 250 million users — along with B/R social platforms with an audience of more than 200 million fans.At a press conference this morning, Kelly explained the benefits of partnering with B/R for his program.Brian Kelly on Bleacher Report deal: “This gives us a unique relationship that nobody else has in college football.”— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) August 5, 2016Kelly says, flat out, the relationship with Bleacher Report allows them to reach their targeted audience. More so than the Showtime deal.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) August 5, 2016As I expected, Kelly says the Bleacher Report media deal requires much less time/effort than the Showtime documentary series did.— Stephen Brooks (@StephenM_Brooks) August 5, 2016Notre Dame did a documentary with SHOWTIME last season. Florida State is doing a similar documentary this season.The Fighting Irish released this video about their partnership with Bleacher Report. The start of something new.@NDFootball x @BleacherReportComing this fall… #BRxND pic.twitter.com/8dbeU1jHvN— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 4, 2016Notre Dame opens its season on Sunday, Sept. 4 against Texas.last_img read more

Resolute outgoing CEO urges government not to capitulate on softwood lumber

first_imgMONTREAL – A Canadian industry leader in the fight against U.S. softwood lumber duties who is retiring imminently is urging the government not to “capitulate” during what he expects will be a lengthy battle with the United States.“We believe in free trade,” Resolute Forest Products Inc. chief executive Richard Garneau said in an interview before he steps down Thursday afternoon.“We believe in having strong principles and never capitulate, even though you believe that (if) there is someone a lot bigger and stronger you have to defend your principles.”Garneau, 70, has been the strong voice of eastern Canadian lumber, pulp and paper producers.“I was certainly not happy when in 2006 we had to pay a ransom,” he said of the last softwood lumber deal.Garneau’s comments came as weak fourth-quarter results sent the Montreal-based company’s shares tumbling.They closed down nearly 29 per cent to $10.01 in Thursday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.“The government has made all the changes on stumpage, I think now we have to fight for free trade.”Garneau said he is encouraged by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s tough stand defending the industry by challenging U.S. trade actions.Despite threats of doom and gloom from import duties, the industry has thrived by passing on them on to consumers through higher lumber prices.Garneau expects that once U.S. housing starts slow, lumber demand will come down and cause some pain to Canadian producers.“We have to wait and see the impact, but I think history always repeats itself. It seems that the people forget what happened when you take the wrong decision.”During his seven years at the helm of AbitibiBowater, renamed Resolute Forest Products, Garneau has overseen restructuring that he said has made the company stronger.He has been accused of being heavy-handed by filing lawsuits against environmentalists such as Greenpeace who launched campaigns to discredit the company to customers.Despite the battles, Garneau said he’s been able to improve relations with First Nations, small communities, mayors and unions that depend on the forest sector.Industry analysts praised Garneau’s leadership.“I will miss your honesty and more importantly your passion,” Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets said in a conference call.“We’re certainly going to miss your strong voice in the industry,” added Hamir Patel of CIBC World Markets.Yves Laflamme — currently Resolute’s senior vice-president of wood products, global procurement and information technology — has been appointed as a replacement effective Friday.A 37-year-old Resolute veteran, Laflamme, 61, said he doesn’t foresee conducting any major changes, including sticking with all four divisions, even though three face U.S. trade sanctions.“I’m going to look at all opportunities but of course it’s going to be more continuity,” he said in an interview.The leadership change was announced as Resolute disappointed despite swinging to a profit of $13 million or 14 cents per diluted share. That compared with a loss of $45 million or 50 cents per share a year ago. Sales for the three months ended Dec. 31 totalled $898 million, up from $889 million a year ago.Excluding special items, the company said it earned $14 million or 15 cents per share for the quarter, compared with a loss, excluding special items of $7 million or eight cents per share in the fourth quarter of 2016.Patel said analysts expected 62 cents per share in adjusted profits.For the full year, Resolute reported a loss of $84 million or 93 cents per diluted share, compared with a loss of $81 million or 90 cents per diluted share in 2016. Sales totalled $3.51 billion, down from $3.55 billion.Excluding special items, Resolute said it earned $12 million or 13 cents per share last year compared with a loss of $12 million or 13 cents per share in 2016.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:RFP)last_img read more

USChina trade war distracting from talks with Canada on steel tariffs Morneau

first_imgMONTREAL — Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute is distracting from talks aimed at solving the steel tariffs issue between Canada and its largest trading partner.At an event in Montreal Friday, Morneau said the Americans’ Pacific trade row puts “multiple challenges on their plate,” making it tough for Ottawa to draw Washington’s attention to tariffs on its home turf.U.S. President Donald Trump slapped tariffs of 25 per cent and 10 per cent on steel and aluminum imports, respectively, from Canada in May, prompting retaliatory tariffs by Canada on $16.6 billion worth of U.S. goods.Meanwhile, American tariffs against China have triggered a tit-for-tat trade war affecting hundreds of billions of dollars in goods over the past year.Despite a 90-day ceasefire announced Thursday in which the two countries agreed to suspend tariff hikes and work toward a resolution, the Dec. 1 arrest of Chinese telecom Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer by Canadian authorities at the request of the U.S. Justice Department threatens to sour negotiations with Beijing.Morneau said his office is in contact daily with U.S. officials as well as metal producers and purchasers, but could not offer a timeline for an end to the tariffs.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Hope to beat KKR at their own den, says Delhi Capitals’ Morris

first_imgNew Delhi: Their campaign back on track after the win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals are ready to upset table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders in their own den, said the team’s all-rounder Chris Morris. By virtue of the four-wicket win over struggling RCB in Bengaluru on Sunday, Delhi Capitals have moved up to the fifth position in the eight-team standings with six points from as many games. KKR are currently leading the chart with eight points out of four wins from five matches. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAsked Morris about their next match, the South African said playing at the iconic Eden Gardens against the hosts would be a tough challenge. “KKR are playing some amazing cricket at the moment. They have some great match winners in their team, players with X-factor. We’ve got a few days in between to rest and recover, and to get our bodies strong and fresh,” he said. “Eden Gardens is a tough place to play for the visiting side, but as a team and as a unit, we look forward to the challenge Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterand hopefully we can pull off a win on Friday.” But it would be easier said than done as in their last outing against KKR at the Feroze Shah Kotla here, Delhi huffed and puffed to register victory in the Super Over. “We will of course go back to the drawing board and see what went wrong in the last match against them in Delhi which went to the Super Over. We will look to improve on those areas and make sure we are ready,” Morris said. Morris was happy with Delhi Capitals’ performance against RCB and said the victory on Sunday instilled confidence among the players. “It was a very pleasing performance from the boys yesterday. To go out and win against RCB was something the boys were preparing well towards. The performance throughout the whole game was great, and even though there was a slight hiccup towards the end of the game in our batting, it was very pleasing to register the win. “I feel that our bowlers have been executing their plans pretty well and this win has surely brought back the confidence among the group.” Morris has taken six wickets with an economy rate of 7.93 in the four matches he played for Delhi Capitals so far in this tournament. Besides, he has also bowled a total of 36 dot balls, which has only been bettered by four other overseas players — Rashid Khan, Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir. “I think all the bowlers have been doing their respective jobs very well. I know that I have the responsibility of delivering for the team, especially in the middle overs and towards the end,” Morris said. “You will always face tough times during a long tournament like this, but having confidence in your own abilities is something that helps you get through that phase and come out on top.”last_img read more