Football

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2052/IMG7285.jpg" alt="first_img" />Brazil becomes the world’s oyster when FIFA kicks off, with the host nation locking horns with 31 other national teams, Brazil is the spiritual home of football and the world is pouring in this long awaited pilgrimage. There’s hooting, screaming and cheering in the field as all football fans unite supporting their favorite teams. Others, sitting at home are glued to their idiot boxes, avoiding blinking their eye.Football has always been more like a religion to people across the globe and interestingly it has a wide scope if pursued as a career.Does football give you an adrenaline rush? Do you have extraordinary foot-balling talent, motivation to work hard and will to improve your performance level then being a footballer could be ideal for you.Usually a career in football begins at a young age. Scouts from professional clubs are sent out to look for promising youngsters who are then invited for trials. If successful, they are then invited to join as a youth player and if they are good enough they may eventually be signed as a professional once they reach the required age.The work:Playing in matches against other teams in your league.Attending exhaustive regular training sessions to improve your skills and general fitness.Working on tactics, watching videos of matches and analysing  your strengths and weaknessesWorking and interacting with specialists such as physiotherapists, sports psychologists, coaches and your team manager to broaden your horizons and increase knowledge about the sport and your game.Seeking advice on diet and lifestyle from nutritionists and doctors.Hours:advertisementA footballer usually plays in matches in the evening or at weekends. Life of a footballer is very tiring as it involves a lot of travelling with your club or national team for matches being hosted in different countries. The sport requires daily training to stay in shape and fit.Income:Individual earnings vary widely depending on the reputation, game, skills and talent of the player. To some extent it also depends on the club a player is playing for. Increment in earnings can happen by performance-related bonuses, appearance fees, endorsements and sponsorship.  Training and development:If you are age 16 to 18, you may be able to train on the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) scheme. You would work towards the Level 3 (NVQ) Diploma in Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance. If you’re keen on making football your career then you must keep up the passion and play on various levels, be an opportunity spotter join reputed academies that help improve your skills and turn your passion in to a well paying career.A footballer needs to follow a strict training regime to keep up your skills and general fitness.Skills, interests and qualities:To become a footballer you should have:exceptional foot-balling talenthunger to competeself-disciplinepassion for the sportcommitment and dedication to improving your performancegood team work skillsa high level of fitness and staminathe ability to cope with the stresspersistence and determinationability to face challengesstrength to fight failureaggression channelized in the right directionstrength to perform under pressurefocus in the gameScope:The sport requires tremendous fitness. Football is backed by a good pay if you’re going good  but the average professional playing career is relatively short and for most players is over by their early thirties. It could also be interrupted or cut short by injury.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2052/IMG3541.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8205"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Yashaswini Singh Wins Gold to Secure 9th Olympic Quota for India

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG10330.jpg" alt="first_img" /> 2020 tokyo olympicsShooting world cupYashaswini Singh First Published: September 1, 2019, 7:59 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Rio de Janeiro: Yashaswini Singh Deswal secured India’s ninth Olympic quota in shooting after she fired her way to the women’s 10m air pistol gold in the ISSF World Cup here on Saturday.The 22-year-old former junior world champion recorded 236.7 in the eight-women final of the season’s fourth World Cup for pistol and rifle shooters. World no.1 Olena Kostevych of Ukraine claimed the silver with 234.8, while Serbia’s Jasmina Milavonovic bagged the beonze with 215.7.Yashaswini, a student of Economics, had also the topped the qualifications by a mile, aggregating a score of 582.Annu Raj Singh (572) and Shweta Singh (568) bowed out in the qualifications, while Manu Bhaker shot an impressive 580 in the MQS (Minimum Qualification Score). <img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG15498.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8198"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

‘Annoyed’ Zinedine Zidane Blames Tight Schedule for Real Madrid’s Injury Struggle

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2061/IMG12035.jpg" alt="first_img" /> CA OsasunaGareth Balela ligaLuka Modric First Published: September 25, 2019, 11:12 PM IST Madrid: Real Madrid’s head coach Zinedine Zidane on Tuesday said he was annoyed over the injuries his team has been struggling with. He defended the job the medical staff has been doing, blaming the tight schedule for the injuries.Earlier in the day, Ferland Mendy was diagnosed with a left leg abductor injury, reopening a debate on the physical work the team had done in preparation for the season, reports Efe news. “The preparation has not changed,” Zidane said during a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s La Liga game against Osasuna.”All the physical trainers think about the interest of the team,” Zidane added.”I believe in the people I work with, but then everyone has his own opinion and it is said that (our team) preparation is bad. We worked very well in the pre-season and injuries came from many factors … and must be accepted,” the legendary French player and coach said.Madrid is not the only team which has been struggling with injuries, a plague that hit several teams, Zidane said.He also defended his decision to grant the team days off, which sparked a controversy following their 3-0 defeat by Paris Saint Germain in their 2019-20 UEFA champions League opener.”An average player – and especially the Real Madrid player – has to play every three days and (also plays) with his national team. He has no time to rest. Before we had 40 or 45 games a year and now they have 60. Soccer has changed,” the coach of the capital side explained.Zidane lamented the timing of Mendy’s injury, which leaves the side without a left back given that Marcelo is recovering from physical issues.”It bothers me to see him on the sidelines again. He was good, but there are a lot of matches and these things happen. Patience, calm (and the need) to have a speedy recovery and (then) we will see who will play tomorrow,” he stated.”I am not concerned, but annoyed. It bothers me a lot because I do not like that my players get injured, but it is part of the game that we do not control,” Zidane said. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.<img src="http://image1.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG8866.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8197"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Next iPhone may have minimum 32GB storage, days of 16GB likely over

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://image0.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2056/IMG50.jpg" alt="first_img" />Nowadays, LeEco sells the Le2 phone with 32GB internal storage at a price of Rs 11,999. But the iPhone 6S, which is Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone selling for nearly Rs 50,000, comes with 16GB storage. With the iPhone 7, this will change, says a new report.According to WSJ, Apple is doing away with the 16GB versions of the iPhone (about time, we say) and will launch the iPhone 7 with minimum 32GB internal storage. The company is also getting rid of the 64GB version, replacing it with the 128GB version. Also, the company will introduce a 256GB version.The same report adds that this year’s iPhones – likely to be called the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus – will sport a design similar to that of the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus. The new iPhones will be slightly thinner and will not have a headphone jack but other than that they will look similar to the existing iPhones. We have heard all of this before so this is more of a confirmation from WSJ.Also read: New image leaks hint iPhone 7 could be boring It is also possible that the iPhone 7 Plus will come with a unique camera system that will have two lenses. For now it is not clear how Apple will use these two lenses. Some Android companies have launched dual-camera phones but they all use this hardware in a different way. Some companies do it to capture the depth of field while LG recently used dual-camera set up on the G5 to offer consumers two kind of lenses – a regular lens and the wide-angle lens.advertisementIf Apple indeed moves to the 32GB as the minimum storage in the iPhone that would as a big relief to iPhone users. Nowadays, not only good quality games can easily take 3 to 5GB storage but also the operating system, in the case of the iPhone this will be the iOS, is increasingly getting bloated because of high-quality assets, textures etc. At the same time, the WhatsApp forwards and high-resolution photos that phones can nowadays click have a tendency to eat the storage within months.While the problem is same on both the Androids and iPhones, on the Apple devices it is particularly acute because moving and managing files is more cumbersome on the iPhone.Nowadays, almost all phones costing Rs 20,000 come with 32GB or more storage. In fact, there are phones like the Lenovo Zuk Z1 and the OnePlus 3 in the market that come with 64GB storage. Also read: iPhone 7 will be boring but iPhone 8 will be game-changer: Report<img src="http://image0.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2019/IMG18644.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8179"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Greek Soccer Clubs Have Yet to Ask UEFA for Help over Financial Crisis

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a23.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG14255.jpg" alt="first_img" />PRAGUE  — UEFA says it will look at adapting its regulations to help clubs should the financial crisis in Greece turn “really bad.”Speaking after UEFA’s executive committee met in Prague on Tuesday, general secretary Gianni Infantino says clubs in Greece “could find themselves in a very difficult situation due to something they’re not responsible for.”A bailout program for Greece ends on Tuesday, and it was unlikely that Athens would make a 1.6 billion euro ($1.8 billion) repayment to the International Monetary Fund.He said Greek clubs have not yet approached UEFA with any request for help.Discussing Financial Fair Play rules, Infantino says, “This could be one of these cases which can be foreseen in the future regulations, yes.” TweetPinShare0 Shares<img src="http://C60.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2060/IMG16643.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8155"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

AAEON: embedded Box PC with scope on surveillance or factory automation

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a21.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2021/IMG7286.jpg" alt="first_img" />AAEON release the BOXER-6640M embedded Box PC. This feature-rich ruggedized device supports high frames per second cameras and dynamic facial recognition software, making it ideal for both machine vision and digital surveillance applications.The fanless BOXER-6640M runs in temperatures extending from -20 to 50°C and has a DC Input operating range of 9-36V. The device was purposefully designed to be user friendly, and thanks to its remote power/reset switch, it can be installed almost anywhere. Ongoing maintenance tasks will also be easy to complete, as the rugged housing can be taken off by removing just six screws, and all internal components can easily be switched out and replaced.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Rutronik: focus on IoT, security and sensing at embedded worldNext Toshiba: new M.2 NVMe SSDs for mainstream gamers, DIY system builders<img src="http://b44.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2044/IMG1615.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8149"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar hints at future move to Real Madrid

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG3188.jpg" alt="first_img" />Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is battling back from two injuries, not one, at last year’s World Cup.In a 2-hour interview with TV Globo on Sunday, Neymar said a problem in his right ankle was affecting his recovery in Russia, as well as the metatarsal fracture in the same foot that he had previously described.”Besides the metatarsal, I had an ankle problem. I ruptured the ligament and the recovery was crazier because of this,” the PSG striker said.Neymar said the metatarsal injury did not unduly trouble him in Russia, but the ankle did. “It is very annoying with the ankle, it takes a long time to get back to normal,” he said.Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals, and Neymar failed to deliver his best performances during the tournament.Neymar is currently recovering in Brazil from another metatarsal injury in his right foot that he sustained in January, and is expected to return to action next month.The former Barcelona forward talked about speculation he could one day join Real Madrid.”It is one of the biggest clubs in the world, any player that Real Madrid seeks would be drawn into playing there. I am very happy at PSG. But no one knows the future,” he said.Recent videos have shown Neymar dancing at a party in Salvador, which has led to criticism about the way he is handling his recovery, but he said he would not be changing his ways.”When people say Neymar’s life off the pitch troubles him on the pitch … No. You are completely wrong, it doesn’t trouble him in any way. I am a man that takes care of himself. I know when I can go out,” he said.advertisement<img src="http://a17.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2017/IMG6281.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8128"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Had heard about Moon in stories: Kids after visiting Isro station before Chandrayaan-2 launch

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b54.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG2081.jpg" alt="first_img" />For a brother-sister twin from Jammu, the Moon had always been about the stories they had heard from their grandmother: a friendly celestial body so far away that they could only imagine to reach there some day. Not anymore, they say.Swapnil and Swapnila, both Class 10 students, this week visited the Isro station in Andhra Pradesh and saw the massive rocket that will spark their lunar imagination into reality. There, they heard stories about the the Moon again, but they would have surely missed the warmth of their grandma’s storytelling.”The launch was only in our imagination. We used to hear stories of moon from our grandmother. When we actually saw it (the rocket), we were spell-bound. It was amazing,” Swapnil told PTI. “It’s a dream come true.”Swapnila said they saw the GSLV Mk-III rocket that will launch the mission into space. “It was so huge,” she added.The students are among 110 children who are part of Chandrayaan-2 project. In Sriharikota, scientists explained the mission to them and they said they feel happy about it.Eleven years after the success of its first lunar mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation is set for the launch of Chandrayaan-2 project at 2.51 am on Monday.The mission on board the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle Mk-III will take 54 days to reach the moon’s south pole. Billed as the most complex mission ever undertaken by ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 will make India the fourth country to soft land on the lunar surface after Russia, the US and China.advertisement”We saw the track through which the Chandrayaan-2 vehicle will be transported to the launch pad. We saw the launching control centre and the main control centre,” Swapnila said.Isro has launched a programme for schoolchildren, called the ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’ (YUVIKA), from this year in tune with the government’s ‘Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan’ vision.Swapnil and Swapnila were selected after undergoing a series of test of their academic, sports and extra-curricular record. At the age of 7, both have flown the Microlite Aircraft at Hindon Air Base as co-pilots.The government is inculcating a “scientific zest among the youth” with such programmes for students, Swapnila said. “Best scientists and technocrats will come up now in the country”. Shib Narayan Acharya, a photo officer in the Ministry of Defence, and Sarmistha Acharya are proud parents and said they are happy about their children visiting the Isro station.”The full family will see the live telecast of Chandrayaan-2 launch,” said their mother.Their father said the children were invited by former president the late APJ Abdul Kalam, who spent a few hours with them.Also Read | Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft: Launcher, lander, rover, orbiter explainedAlso Read | Chandrayaan-1 confirmed presence of water on Moon. Will Chandrayaan-2 find alien life?Also Watch | Chandrayaan 2 to be launched on July 15: ISRO<img src="http://a42.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2042/IMG15316.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8124"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Rafael Nadal ousts Roger Federer in straight sets to reach French Open final

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c59.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2059/IMG14835.jpg" alt="first_img" /> … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Such was his dominance that at one stage Federer found himself considering just how difficult it is to play Nadal on clay. “He makes you feel uncomfortable the way he defends the court and plays on clay,” Federer said. “There is nobody who even plays remotely close to him. I don’t even know who I need to go search for to go practice with somebody who plays like him. I was thinking that during the match. It’s just amazing how he plays from deep and then is able to bounce back and forth from the baseline. It’s just quite interesting.”“It is a very important achievement for me,” said Nadal, who is one win away from an 18th grand-slam title. “Being in the final of Roland Garros again means a lot and especially coming back from not an easy situation [with] all the injuries that I had. Being able to recover the level that I had the last couple of weeks is something I am very proud of.”This was the 39th meeting between the two men, a rivalry that has produced some of the best matches in tennis history. Going into the semi-final, the 33-year-old led Federer 23-15 and though the Swiss had won their past five matches, they had not met on clay since 2013, not played at Roland Garros since 2011 and the last time Federer beat Nadal on clay was in Madrid in 2009. Having dropped only one set on the way to the semi-final after three years away, there were some who believed Federer could do it again this year but Nadal was too solid, too good.No one likes playing in the wind – and conditions were close to unplayable at times, with gusts of 50 miles an hour plus occasionally making both men look foolish – but Nadal was unflustered. By contrast Federer’s plan went out of the window and the precision he needed to attack was impossible to achieve. “There was so much wind, it was incredible,” Federer said. “It was just crazy. No excuses, but it was crazy. You get to a point where you’re just happy to make shots and not look ridiculous. I don’t know what I could have done a whole lot different. I don’t think I played poorly in the wind today. It’s just it’s tough on clay. You’ve got to try to take on the half-volleys, too, all that stuff. It just adds to the equation. He’s the best clay-court player, so I can accept that. It’s not a problem.” Share on WhatsApp Rafael Nadal returns a volley to Roger Federer during the Spaniard’s emphatic semi-final victory Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA French Open 2019 Twitter Pinterest There was no way back for Federer from there, Nadal breaking in the third and fifth games of the third set as he clinched victory, putting him in the final yet again. “My personal feeling is I have been playing a great match with that conditions,” Nadal said. “I’m confident in myself. If I’m not able to execute my game plan, it’s going to be complicated. But if I play well, and I have played well up to now, I’ve got all my chances.”Trailing 5-2 in the first set to Thiem, last year’s runner-up, Djokovic, called the supervisor on to court to ask at what stage the wind would became too extreme to play. Thiem took the first set but, after a brief rain delay, the world No 1 regrouped and levelled the match.Thiem broke to lead 3-1 before the rain returned and the covers were immediately placed on the court. And though there was bright sunshine at the time, play was cancelled for the day shortly before 6.30pm. With the final scheduled for Sunday, the winner will have played on four straight days. Advantage Nadal. Facebook Nadal saved a break point in the first game but adjusted better, marching to a 3-0 lead. Federer, trying to attack with his backhand, using the space on Nadal’s forehand side, got himself back on serve at 2-3 but Nadal broke again after a long sixth game and held the advantage throughout to take it 6-3 with a stunning cross-court backhand.As the clay whipped up off the court and even the heavy court-covers rippled in the wind, Federer tried everything, from drop shots to serve and volley, with angles and slice and he broke for 2-0. Nadal, though, broke back immediately, against the wind. At 4-4, Federer was pressing but from 40-0, he was broken and Nadal served out the set. Johanna Konta questions French Open organisers after semi-finals court switch Share on Facebook Read more Since you’re here… With 11 French Open titles in the bag, Rafael Nadal hardly needs help when it comes to winning at Roland Garros. But on Friday, after he produced a rock-solid performance in horrendous wind to see off Roger Federer, Nadal was handed a further boost when the semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem was only midway through when it was held over until Saturday because of rain.With an extra day to recover compared with his opponent – Djokovic and Thiem were one set all with the Austrian leading 3-1 in the third – Nadal will surely be even more confident. The stars, it seems, are aligning in the Spaniard’s favour.Nadal was at his resilient best as he beat Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to dash the 37-year-old Federer’s hopes of adding a second French Open title, 10 years after his first. As he has done so often in his career, he ran down everything, forced Federer to miss and coped better with the gusting winds to claim his place in the final.<img src="http://a37.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2037/IMG3127.jpg" alt="center_img" /> Topics Rafael Nadal Share via Email Roger Federer Johanna Konta hands French Open semi-final to Marketa Vondrousova Share on Messenger Read more match reports Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Reuse this content<img src="http://a37.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2037/IMG4171.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8110"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Real Talk: Joggers Are Awesome and You Need a Pair

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://C60.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2060/IMG12994.jpg" alt="first_img" />When it comes to closet essentials, there is no item more versatile than a pair of joggers. With their roomy interior, lightweight fabric, and stylish cropped ankle, the jogger transitions seamlessly across a number of different situations, from putting in a light workout at the gym to grabbing hour hour drinks with the boys. Though some might gripe that joggers are little more than elevated sweatpants, we’re here to show you that these trendy bottoms are a must-have staple for any fashion-forward guy. For some jogger inspiration, check out a few of our favorites below. J. Crew – $70 Editors’ Recommendations The Salerno from Zanerobe is about as classic a jogger pant as you’re likely to find on the market. Crafted from soft stretch chino, the pants also feature inset saddle panels in the thighs for extra mobility. Nike – $100  Built with a woven washed cotton blend, the Sprinter Jogger from Publish offers an edgy take on traditional joggers. When paired with a trendy minimalist sneaker, these pants are sure to up any guy’s fashion game. Zanerobe – $99 Constructed with Nike’s iconic sportswear tech fleece, the brand’s traditional joggers are a highly breathable option for the guy on the go. With a plethora of pockets and a sleek urban design, these pants are both handsome and practical. Uniqlo – $30 Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App <img src="http://a23.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG18600.jpg" alt="center_img" /> The Jogger Pants from Uniqlo are made of a crisp twill material, which gives them their casual workwear aesthetic. Complete with stretchy fabric and elastic cuffs, these joggers make for the perfect addition to any dude’s wardrobe. The slim, classic, zip-pocket sweatpant from J. Crew makes an excellent jogger for the man who doesn’t want to spare comfort for style. Made of a cotton and polyester blend, these snug pants look as stylish around the house as they do while running errands around town. Publish – $84 Sip On the Original Stormtrooper Beer While You Wait for the Next Star Wars Movie The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene <img src="http://a23.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG6503.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8082"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Jumbo BBC Chartering Team Up in Global Project Alliance

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a40.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2040/IMG10791.jpg" alt="first_img" />zoom Dutch heavy lift shipping company Jumbo and Germany-based BBC Chartering are joining forces in a strategic co-operation, the Global Project Alliance, effective immediately.Under the agreement, the parties would combine heavy-lift expertise and fleet capacity in an effort to “provide comprehensive solutions to customers on a global scale.”The partners will focus on offering their combined solutions by jointly bidding on specific projects. While both partners have agreed to an exclusive co-operation, they will continue to operate as separate entities.“Jumbo and BBC Chartering make a great match, which one can truly call ‘the biggest and the best’. We look forward to forge this alliance and intensify our collaboration on commercial, operational and strategic levels,” Svend Andersen, CEO of BBC Chartering, said.“We realize that the world of project shipping is changing rapidly, and that our organizations need to focus on building strategic assets that will enable them to create value in the future,” Andersen added.<img src="http://c70.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2070/IMG14910.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8066"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Maharashtra floods Water receding in Kolhapur and Sangli relief ops continue

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a34.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2035/IMG3201.jpg" alt="first_img" />Pune: The flood situation in Kolhapur and Sangli districts in western Maharashtra showed signs of improvement on Saturday as water started to recede from inundated areas, officials said. However, it would take at least two to three days for the water to completely recede from the districts, they said. Although the overall situation has improved slightly, the operation to evacuate the flooded areas and moving stranded people to safer locations and providing relief to them is still on. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “There is an improvement in the overall situation. Water is receding, albeit slowly… Currently the water level in Kolhapur is at 52 feet although the danger level is 47 feet. The highest water level during the current flood was 57 feet,” Abhinav Deshmukh, Kolhapur Superintendent of Police, told PTI. As rains have stopped in the district, the situation is likely improve further, officials said. In neighboring Sangli district as well, the water level is receding gradually. Till 6 am, it stood at 56.7 feet, the officials said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Deshmukh said considering the current situation, it might take another two to three days for the water to recede from Kolhapur district completely. The operation to evacuate the flood-hit areas is going on, but there is no life-threatening situation is there in the district, he said. “Currently the evacuation is mainly concentrated in Shirol and Kurundwad tehsils of Kolhapur,” the officer said, adding that copters are being used to drop food packets. Meanwhile, three more bodies were recovered in the boat capsize incident that took place on Thursday near Brahmanal village in Palus tehsil of Sangli district during the flood rescue operations. Nine persons had drowned and as many others had gone missing in the incident. “We have recovered three more bodies, including that of a girl,” the officer said. With the recovery of three more bodies, the death toll in the incident has gone up to 12. A total of 26 Navy teams with 110 personnel and 26 boats have been deployed in Kolhapur and Sangli districts. They will continue to remain stationed in the area till the flood situation improves, a defence statement said. Additional 15 teams of the Navy from Visakhapatnam will reach Kolhapur by Saturday afternoon to assist in the rescue operation, a defence spokesperson said. At present there are 14 Navy teams in Kolhapur district and 12 in Sangli helping the state administration in evacuating the flood-hit areas, the official said. According to officials, over 2.85 lakh people were rescued due to the devastating floods, from Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune and Solapur districts and the death toll due to floods in the five districts was 29 till Friday. According to an official, the discharge from Almatti dam in Karnataka on the Krishna is 5,00,000 cusec (cubic foot per second), which is expected to ease the floods upstream.<img src="http://a24.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/2024/IMG6561.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8044"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Ottawa committed to advancing Mikmaw Nation selfgovernance summit told

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG1909.jpg" alt="first_img" />HALIFAX — A key federal official says Ottawa is committed to advancing the Mi’kmaw Nation, and getting Indigenous Peoples “out from under the Indian Act.”Marc Miller, the parliamentary secretary to the federal Crown-Indigenous Relations minister, told a First Nations self-governance summit in Halifax that the paternalistic constraints of the Indian Act lead directly to dependency, isolation and indignities.He says those mistakes must not be repeated as the federal government works with Indigenous Peoples on treaty implementation, recognition of inherent rights and nation building.Miller says he recognizes that there is no pan-Indigenous approach to reconciliation, and that Ottawa will listen to the priorities of Indigenous Peoples in the Atlantic region and support the advancement of the Mi’kmaw Nation.First Nations leaders from across Canada are gathered at the Halifax Convention Centre today for the second day of a regional summit on self-governance, with a focus on finding a pathway to nationhood for Indigenous Peoples in the Atlantic region known as Mi’kma’ki.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched a national engagement process with Indigenous Peoples earlier this year, proposing a new legislative framework designed to pave the way towards stronger rights and greater control over their own destiny.“We need to both recognize and implement Indigenous rights,” Trudeau said last February in a speech in the House of Commons.Miller says Ottawa has held over 100 engagement sessions with more than 1,700 Indigenous rights-holders.“Your insights are essential if we truly want to reset the relationship between the federal government and Indigenous Peoples,” he said.He acknowledged that the Assembly of First Nations has shared concerns about the timeline and the engagement activities, and says the federal government will work on addressing those concerns.“It comes back to a recognition of your inherent rights to self-govern,” Miller told hundreds of delegates at the summit.“Self-determination isn’t about giving government to Indigenous groups. It’s about recognizing Indigenous governments and the rights that already exist, and have existed since time immemorial.”The Canadian Press<img src="http://b47.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2047/IMG18724.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8028"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Celebrities Take The Blindfold Challenge For HowEyeSeeIt Campaign

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a36.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2036/IMG18633.jpg" alt="first_img" />Campaign ambassadors – including some individuals with retinal degenerative diseases – and celebrities nationwide are joining the Foundation Fighting Blindness this week for the launch of the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign, the first social media initiative aimed at elevating awareness and accelerating research funding for retinal degenerative diseases.The Foundation has paired individuals who are affected by a retinal degenerative disease with celebrities, including Glee’s Harry Shum Jr., Diane Guerrero of Orange is the New Black and Justin Baldoni of Jane the Virgin, to demonstrate the difficulty in performing everyday tasks with vision impairment or loss. Other campaign ambassadors will include NASCAR drivers Darrell Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.; former New York Governor David Patterson and basketball great Phil Ford.More than 10 million Americans and millions more worldwide are affected by retinal degenerative diseases – those that cause vision loss – including age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and Usher syndrome. Yet blindness is far more broadly impactful – a recent study from JAMA Ophthalmology showed Americans rank losing eyesight as the worst thing that could happen to them when ranked against other conditions including loss of a limb, memory, hearing or speech.“We’re thrilled that so many leaders from the entertainment, sports and business community are joining us in taking the blindfold challenge,” said Bill Schmidt, chief executive officer at Foundation Fighting Blindness. “We hope it will give people a better understanding of what it is like to live with a blinding disease and ultimately inspire them to join us in the fight to find a cure.”The public is encouraged to get involved by clicking here to learn more about retinal degenerative diseases and make a donation. Individuals can also take the #HowEyeSeeIt blindfold challenge by creating a short video of themselves participating in an activity they love while blindfolded and sharing on their social media channels with the campaign hashtag #HowEyeSeeIt, tagging three friends to participate as well. The campaign will conclude on World Sight Day, October 13, 2016.“This campaign is personal for me and I am excited to be a part of it,” said campaign ambassador Christine Ha, the first blind contestant of MasterChef and winner of its third season in 2012. “I hope by sharing my story and what I’ve been able to accomplish will not only raise awareness and erase stigmas about diseases causing vision loss, but also give hope to those who are affected.”Partners in the campaign include MSNBC, Huffington Post, BounceX, Athletes For Hope, Dose, Little Things, The Skimm, Outfront Media, and the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes.<img src="http://B46.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2046/IMG8157.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm8022"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Brisk walk staves off disability

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG4198.jpg" alt="first_img" />Just one hour a week of brisk walking may stave off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, according to a study unveiled on Monday. “This is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their independence. It’s very doable,” said Dorothy Dunlop, a professor at Northwestern University in the US. “This minimum threshold may motivate inactive older adults to begin their path towards a physically active lifestyle with the wide range of health benefits promoted by physical activity,” said Dunlop, lead author of the study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainAbout two in five people with osteoarthritis – most of whom have it in their lower joints – develop disability limitations, researchers said. The study found an hour of weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity allowed older adults to maintain their ability to perform daily tasks like getting dressed or cross a street before a traffic light walk signal changed. The weekly hour of exercise reduced their risk of mobility disability by 85 per cent and their risk of activities of daily living disability by almost 45 per cent. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardFour years after the start of the study, 24 per cent of adults who did not get the weekly hour of brisk physical activity were walking too slowly to safely cross the street, and 23 per cent reported problems performing their morning routine. The researchers analysed four years of data from more than 1,500 adults in the national Osteoarthritis Initiative from Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Pawtucket, Rhode Island. All the adults had pain, aching or stiffness in lower extremity joints from osteoarthritis but were free of disability when they began the study. Their physical activity was monitored using accelerometers. “Our goal was to see what kind of activity would help people remain free of disability,” Dunlop said. Guidelines in the US recommend older adults with arthritis should participate in low-impact activity. For substantial health benefits including reducing the risk for heart disease and many other chronic diseases, these guidelines recommend older adults participate in at least 2.5 hours a week of moderate-intensity activity. However, that level of activity can be daunting for inactive older adults with lower extremity pain, Dunlop said. “We hope this new public health finding will motivate an intermediate physical activity goal. One hour a week is a stepping stone for people who are currently inactive. People can start to work towards that,” Dunlop said.<img src="http://b54.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/B2054/IMG10042.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7996"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

BJP has ignored issues of farmers and youth but has contributed to

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p><img src="http://a42.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/A2042/IMG15168.jpg" alt="first_img" />Gautam Buddh Nagar: With just a few days left for Gautam Buddh Nagar District to go polling, almost every party is trying hard to attract voters while their start campaigners are conducting public meet, road shows, rallies to seek votes for their candidate.On Sunday, Congress Party’s star campaigner and party General Secretary of western UP, Jyotiraditya Scindia, organised a Sadbhavna Sammelan in sector 51 of Noida. He further conducted a rally in Khurja area. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderWhile campaigning for their candidate Dr Arvind Kumar Singh from Gautam Buddh Nagar Lok Sabha seat, Scindia trained guns on the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) citing that the BJP party has not fulfilled any of their promises and has only divided the country in the name of religion. “The BJP party has ignored issues of farmers and youth but has contributed to spread hatred in the country on the name of caste. The condition of youths in our country is deteriorating day by day and no possible solution has been made by the BJP to overcome the problem of unemployment,” said Scindia. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsFurther targeting the government on farmer’s issues, Scindia said that the condition of farmers in our country is very miserable under the BJP rein. “Farm distress is a major issue in the region. People’s lands have been acquired, their compensations are either pending or are inadequate. The MSP (minimum support price) for crops is low, the situation needs to be improved,” added Scindia. Speaking on the occasion, Congress candidate Arvind Kumar Singh said their party will have a 17-point agenda for Gautam Buddh Nagar, including jobs, farm distress, flat buyers’ issues, private school fees regulation and women safety among priorities. He assured the locals youths to create 30 per cent reservation in jobs for local candidates.<img src="http://c68.29626262.net/wp-shlf1314/C2068/IMG13709.jpg" alt="last_img" /><span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7994"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Banque Centrale Populaire Receives Top Performers RSE 2018 Trophy

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Rabat – Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) has received the “Top Performers RSE 2018” trophy for obtaining high scores in client services.The 5th Top Performers RSE was jointly organized by Vigeo Eiris agency and the Casablanca stock market in Casablanca on September 27.The trophy is granted to companies listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange or issuers of bonds that have earned the highest scores in “information for clients,” “responsible orientation of contracts and respect of clients’ rights,” and “equitable treatment of shareholders.” Vigeo Eiris specified the factors.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7978"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

CCOVI lectures continue this Wednesday

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>The 2012 CCOVI Lecture Series continues this week with a free talk on the topic of resveratrol.Resveratrol is a compound found in certain plants and plant products, including red wine, which has antioxidant and other properties believed to be beneficial to health.Jeffrey Stuart, associate professor of Biological Sciences at Brock, will deliver a talk, entitled “Investigating resveratrol’s anti-cancer and neuroprotective effects.”This lecture takes place Wednesday, April 18 at 3 p.m. in IH313. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.The lecture will also be available via live webcast.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7943"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Poverty reduction ageing and tsunami recovery focus of UN AsiaPacific meeting

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p>Opening the session, Kim Hak-Su, Executive-Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), said prospects for the region in 2005 indicate a slowdown in economic growth as the external environment weakens but “increased macroeconomic stability and external strength should enable ESCAP economies to withstand most shocks while working to reduce poverty.”With these challenges in mind delegates discussed a variety of issues under the session’s theme, “Implementing the Monterrey Consensus in the Asian and Pacific Region: Achieving Coherence and Consistency.” The Monterrey Consensus is the landmark agreement adopted by the 2002 International Conference on Financing for Development. It calls for the resources to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the conditions that will enable freer trade, more foreign investment, debt relief and efficient government.The session is scheduled to run through 18 May and will, among other things, aim to mobilize the international community to raise crucial investment in the social and economic infrastructure of small Asia-Pacific countries. The ministers and senior officials from 62 member and associate countries and territories will also discuss pro-poor growth, identification and promotion of good practices, strengthening the capacity of poor communities, and provision of basic services and tourism for the poor.The Commission’s Special Body on Least Developed and Landlocked Developing Countries, which met in Bangkok early this week, appealed for increased efforts to facilitate the movement of labour for cross-border supply of services, especially among the low-skilled, to spur economic growth for the poor. The body representing the region’s poorest countries also called for “meaningful commitments” from countries affected and requested ESCAP to study how to facilitate the intra- and inter-regional movement of labour.Meanwhile, the 2005 Asia-Pacific Business Forum is set to open tomorrow in the Thai capital, with more than 300 participants from 20 countries joining UN delegations to discuss the role of corporate responsibility and improving the climate for business in the wake of the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.Following the opening ceremony of the three-day meeting there will be a signing ceremony where 10 regional business interests will join the UN Global Compact. The Compact, an inter-agency initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2000, calls on corporations, large and small, in any country, to observe the four declarations of the International Labour Organization (ILO) upholding corporate responsibility and five other principles involving the environment and human rights.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7924"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>

Toronto stock market advances commodities rise on strong Chinese trade data

<!-- Begin :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt --><div class="ecae" style=""><p> AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Toronto stock market advances; commodities rise on strong Chinese trade data by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 10, 2013 4:33 pm MDT TORONTO – The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain Thursday, led by mining stocks as strong Chinese trade data pushed prices for oil and copper higher.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 77.5 points to 12,599.74 while the TSX Venture Exchange was ahead 10.97 points at 1,240.08.The Canadian dollar rose 0.32 of a cent to 101.57 cents US.China’s export growth more than quadrupled in December from the previous month to 14.1 per cent, while imports rose six per cent after no growth in November. Meanwhile, the country’s trade surplus unexpectedly surged to $31.6 billion in the month, leaving the 2012 total at $232 billion, the widest since 2008.In New York, the Dow Jones industrials was up 80.71 points at 13,471.22, the Nasdaq was 15.95 points higher at 3,121.76 and the S&P 500 index added 11.1 points to a fresh, five-year high of 1,472.12.The trade figures are good news since they indicate that China is gradually emerging from its worst economic downturn since the 2008 global crisis. Factory output and other activity also improved in the final quarter of 2012, but analysts say a recovery is still shaky for the world’s second-largest economy.The World Bank and private sector forecasters expect growth of about eight per cent in 2012 and about 7.5 per cent this year. That would be stronger than the West and Japan but China’s weakest performance since the 1990s.Hopes for higher demand pushed up commodity prices. Strong demand for commodities from China in the past has pushed prices for oil and metals higher and also supported energy and mining stocks on the resource-intensive TSX.“It’s the big driver, isn’t it? And more so for Canada than anywhere,” said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates.“In many ways, the two most important drivers of global growth (China and the U.S.) are certainly trending with a positive bias to growth. And Europe will still present some headline risk but they matter less and less compared to the two engines of growth.”The base metals sector gained 1.91 per cent as March copper on the New York Mercantile Exchange advanced four cents to US$3.71 a pound. China is the world’s biggest consumer of the metal. Capstone Mining (TSX:CS) advanced 26 cents or 10.16 per cent to C$2.82 on heavy volume of 10 million shares as fourth-quarter and full-year production met earlier guidance. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) ran up 87 cents to $37.73.Gold prices also climbed with the February contract up $22.50 to US$1,678 an ounce, pushing the gold sector ahead about 2.2 per cent. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) climbed $1.26 to C$36.68 while Iamgold Inc. (TSX:IMG) gained 20 cents to $10.73.The energy sector was ahead 0.44 per cent while the February crude contract gained 72 cents to US$93.82 after earlier hitting a three-month high of US$94.70 a barrel. Prices also got a boost from a report that Saudi Arabia cut its crude production by nearly five per cent last month to the lowest level in 19 months.Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) was 31 cents higher at C$33.58 while Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) advanced 51 cents to $26.69.The information technology sector gained 1.4 per cent with Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) ahead 39 cents to $11.79.The rise came after executives at three of the top U.S. cellphone carriers — Verizon Communications, AT&T Inc and T-Mobile USA — said that they would support RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 products, which are to be launched Jan. 30.Shares in technology company Sandvine Corp. (TSX:SVC) surged 9.68 per cent to $1.70 as it said revenue hit US$27.5 million in the fourth quarter, up 26 per cent from a year earlier and $4 million above analyst estimates. The company, which reports in U.S. currency, had $6.5 million or 4.6 cents per share of net income.The industrials sector also made headway as Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) said improved debt markets will allow the transportation giant to raise US$2 billion. That word came nearly two months after it was forced to delay its money-raising effort aimed at helping to fund a string of development programs led by the CSeries airplane. Its shares were up nine cents to $3.99.Optimism over the fourth-quarter earnings season also helped drive up indexes now that the U.S. fiscal crisis has briefly faded to the background.Alcoa Inc. kicked off the fourth-quarter corporate earnings season Tuesday with a positive earnings report and outlook.On Friday, traders will concentrate on the financial sector with bank Wells Fargo set to report earnings. Analysts look for earnings per share of 89 cents, up from 73 cents a year ago.In Canada, Astral Media Inc. (TSX:ACM.A) said Thursday that its first-quarter profit was $59.6 million or $1.05 per share, beating analyst estimates. Revenue rose to $274.5 million, which was about $3 million below analyst estimates but higher than a year before. The company has a friendly deal with BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE), which is seeking regulatory approval to buy Astral for about $3.38 billion. Astral edged up 31 cents to $47.21.Canadian pharmaceutical chain Jean Coutu Group (TSX:PJC.A) on Thursday reported stronger sales and a quarterly profit that beat analyst estimates by a penny per share.Net profit was $56.2 million or 26 cents per share while revenue was $716.6 million, up $16.5 million from a year earlier, which was in line with analyst estimates and its shares advanced 35 cents to $14.57.<span class="ecae-button none" style="text-align:left" > <a class="ecae-link" href="http://hztzcj.com/kferm7919"><span>read more</span></a></span></p></div><!-- End :: Generated by Easy Custom Auto Excerpt -->

Read More >>