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LeBron James Congratulates Former Duke Guard Quinn Cook On Winning D-League Rookie Of The Year

first_imgQuinn Cook celebrates win over Utah.HOUSTON, TX – MARCH 27: Quinn Cook #2 of the Duke Blue Devils walks off the court after defeating the Utah Utes 63-57 during a South Regional Semifinal game of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Former Duke star Quinn Cook is yet to realize his NBA dreams, but he is making a big impact in the D-League. Cook, who plays for the Canton Charge, was named the D-League’s rookie of the year today after an impressive first professional season.Congrats to @QCook323 – our 2015-16 Rookie of the Year! He averaged 19.6 PPG & 5.4 APG for the @CantonCharge pic.twitter.com/0Ga4pNIqON— NBA D-League (@nbadleague) April 11, 2016Cook was congratulated by the leader of the Charge’s NBA affiliate, LeBron James, after the announcement was made.Congrats to the young boy @QCook323 on Rookie of the Year honors in the D-league! Keep going lil homie #StriveForGreatness— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 11, 2016Seeing a LeBron ‘congratulations’ tweet drop in your mentions has to be pretty amazing.last_img read more

Regulator urged to push companies to set targets for women on boards

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s biggest securities regulator says it may be time to strengthen its measures to get more women on boards — with some corporate leaders calling for companies to be forced to set specific targets — after glacial progress in the past three years.At a panel in Toronto on Tuesday, Ontario Securities Chair Maureen Jensen said progress has been slow, with women holding just 14 per cent of board seats compared to 11 per cent in 2015.Jensen noted it has been three years since the OSC introduced a comply-or-explain rule, which requires most companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange to disclose annually how many women are on their board and in executive officer positions.She said it may be time to supplement this rule with guidelines, or revise existing provisions and possibly take other regulatory action such as disclosure enhancements.“After three years of focusing on this, it’s not much of a needle that we’ve moved,” Jensen said.This comes after the Canadian Securities Administration released a report earlier this month which showed that 61 per cent of 660 TSX-listed companies have at least one woman on their boards, up from 49 per cent when the report was first published in 2015. Overall, just 14 per cent of all board seats are held by women. When boards do have a vacancy, just 26 per cent of those seats are filled by women, the report showed.At this rate, Jensen said, it would take three decades to reach parity between men and women on corporate boards.The OSC does not have the authority to impose a specific target or quota — that would be up to government authorities — but the regulator can compel companies to adhere to certain disclosure requirements.Judy Cotte, RBC Global Asset Management’s vice-president and head of corporate governance and responsible investment, was one of several panellists to recommend that the OSC build into its corporate governance guidelines that firms must set a specific gender diversity goal.“Companies should set a target and disclose progress against that target,” Cotte said. “It still allows them to set a target that is appropriate for them, both at the management and board level, but I think that would be a very powerful signal to set that as the standard.”She acknowledged that some firms in industries may have difficulty recruiting women, and allowing them to set their own targets will give them some flexibility. However, Cotte noted that research which indicates at least 30 per cent female representation is needed to ensure women’s voices are heard.TMX Group Ltd.’s president of capital formation Ungad Chadda also said pushing companies to set targets was “the next logical step.”Eileen Mercier, the chair of the Canadian Payments Association and former chair of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, called the progress “glacial.”“People who have power give it up exceedingly reluctantly… That’s where targets and quotas actually become necessary,” she said.Jensen said the OSC will continue to solicit input, and plans to meet with the CSA to discuss options and later publish their findings for public consultation. Options on the table include adding targets and adding in measures to corporate governance guidelines to call out specific behaviours, she added.“We are considering changes to our policy… It’s a very important topic that were not giving up on,” Jensen said.last_img read more

Shares in Cameco up after Kazakhstan plans uranium production cuts

first_imgTORONTO – Shares of Canadian miner Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO) soared in trading Monday after a rival uranium producer announced plans to cut production.Kazakhstan’s state-owned Kazatomprom announced it plans to reduce uranium production by 20 per cent for three years, starting in January.Kazakhstan is one of the world’s largest uranium producers.Shares of Saskatoon-based Cameco were up $1.69 at $13.73 in afternoon trading. The stock hasn’t closed above $14 since late April.Uranium prices have struggled since the earthquake and tsunami that caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011.Cameco announced plans last month to temporarily suspend operations at its McArthur River mine and Key Lake milling operation in Saskatchewan by the end of January.last_img read more

Legion to host fundraiser for family of four yearold with Stage 4

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion will be the host venue next month for a fundraiser to help the family of a four year-old undergoing cancer treatment in Vancouver.Four year-old Natalie Small was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in December, and has been undergoing treatment at BC Children’s Hospital ever since. Kelly White, the Recreation Coordinator at Peace Villa who works with Natalie’s mother Deanne, said she decided to get a fundraiser started to help with Natalie’s parents’ expenses in getting to and from Vancouver to see their daughter.White said that since the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society is also currently raising money for the Smalls’ travel expenses, she wanted to help support the family’s quality of life while Natalie undergoes chemotherapy. The fundraiser event will be taking place at the Fort St. John Legion on Saturday, March 10th, beginning at around 8:00 p.m. White said that local band SweetWater has offered to play live music free of charge, a live and silent auction will also be helping raise money at the event, with transportation being donated by a local shuttle company.White said that organizers are still looking for items to be donated to the auction, in addition to volunteers.Tickets for the fundraiser can be picked up at the Legion for $20. For more information, contact Kelly White at (250) 263-1827, or Irene Williams at the Fort St. John Legion at (250) 785-3917.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI receives new foreign ambassadors

first_imgMarrakech- King Mohammed VI received this Tuesday at the Royal Palace in Marrakech several foreign ambassadors who presented the Sovereign with their credentials as their country’s ambassador in Morocco. – Roberto Natali, ambassador of the Italian Republic– Tsuneo Kurokawa, ambassador of Japan – Frank Carruet, ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium– Zvonimir Frka Petesic, ambassador of the Republic of Croatia – José de Carvajal Salido, ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain The Sovereign then received the ambassadors of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Ben Abdurahman Al Becher and of the Republic of Sudan, Taieb Ali Ahmed, who came to bid HM the King farewell at the end of their mission in Morocco.On this occasion, the sovereign decorated to Mohammed Ben Abdurahman Al Becher with the Alawite Wissam, exceptional ran and Taieb Ali Ahmed with the Alawite wissam, first class (Grand officer). Morocco’s minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, and the Sovereign chamberlain, Sidi Mohammed El Alaoui, were present.last_img read more

The Sahara should be called Moroccan Western Sahara former FM

first_imgTaroudant, Morocco- The former Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad Eddine Otmani proposed Friday in the southern Moroccan city of Dakhla that the Sahara be called the “Moroccan Western Sahara”. The former Minister wrote on his Facebook account that “many of the people in the region have shown special interest and some of them commended my proposal to call it: the Moroccan Western Sahara”At a meeting on the first regional forum of the youth of the Justice and Development Party of the region of Oued Ed-Dahab & Lagouira, the former minister engaged in an “animated debate on national issues with more focus on the Sahara issue.” “We have the Eastern Sahara, and the Western Sahara, and both are Moroccans” Otmani said on his twitter account. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Former Buckeye Jack Tatum suffers fatal heart attack

Former Ohio State defensive back Jack Tatum died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 61.Tatum, known for his intimidating, hard-hitting style of play, which earned him the nickname “The Assassin,” starred in the Buckeye secondary from 1968-1970.“We have lost one of our greatest Buckeyes,” OSU coach Jim Tressel said in a statement. “When you think of Ohio State defense, the first name that comes to mind is Jack Tatum. His loss touches every era of Ohio State players and fans.”As a senior, Tatum earned the honor of the national Defensive Player of the Year. He was a three-year starter and a two-time All-American.He was a first-round draft choice by the Oakland Raiders in 1971. He won a Super Bowl with the Raiders in 1976 and was named to three Pro Bowls.Tatum’s punishing blow to New England Patriot Darryl Stingley in a 1978 preseason game severed a pair of the wide receiver’s vertebrae, leaving him paralyzed. Stingley died in 2007 from after-effects of the hit. Tatum was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1981 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004. read more

Jorginhos agent Weve got a verbal agreement with Manchester City

first_imgJorginho’s move to Manchester City appears to be drawing closer with his agent confirming that the Napoli are currently in negotiations with the Premier League championsThe two clubs were previously unable to agree on a deal for the 26-year-old with City’s offer of £44m being swiftly rejected by Napoli.The Light Blues value Jorginho at £60m, which is something that City are reluctant to match and they were threatening to abandon their attempt at signing Jorginho in favour of pursuing moves for Jean Seri and Mateo Kovacic.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…However, it appears that the transfer is still on and his agent, Joao Santos, provided an update to Radio Kiss Kiss.“We’re waiting for news. The two clubs are talking. Jorginho is in Brazil and he’s waiting to find out what his future holds. We’ve got a verbal agreement with Manchester City, and we’re waiting for Napoli to agree with them,” said Santos, according to CalcioNapoli24.“With a club like City, the names of those they’re interested in always leak, but if you can’t reach an agreement between clubs, there’s no point moving forward. Everything is in the hands of Aurelio de Laurentiis and Manchester City’s president. I can’t give you a date for when the talks will be complete. The only certainty is that Jorginho will play in a blue shirt next year.”last_img read more

Man City are lucky to have Aguero Jesus – Gundogan

first_imgManchester City are lucky to have such talented strikers in Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, says teammate Ilkay GundoganThe Citizens had a remarkable second season under Pep Guardiola’s leadership by storming to the Premier League title with a record haul of 100 points, as well as breaking eight other records in the process.But now City head into the new season as the team to beat for their rivals and will, therefore, be even more reliant on the attacking prowess of the likes of Aguero and Jesus to ensure that they stay ahead of the competition.And it looks like Aguero is ready to do just that after breaking the 200-goal mark for the club by netting a brace in City’s 2-0 win over FA Cup winners Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield encounter.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We feel very lucky to have Sergio in our team, a striker like him,” said Gundogan on Sky Sports.“On top of that even Gabriel (Jesus) with his ability and his quality.“We have two great strikers and feel very, very happy.”City will take on Arsenal for their first league match of the season this Sunday.last_img read more

BtoB Online Profits Up 275 Percent While Print Events Slide

first_imgB-to-b print magazines reported a 16.5 percent decrease in compounded annual profit growth during the three-year period between 2006 and 2008—including a 26.8 percent drop in 2008—according to American Business Media’s 2009 Media Financial Survey. The results were released Sunday during a panel discussion at ABM’s annual conference in Amelia Island, Florida.Online, however, showed year-over-year profit growth of 27.5 percent—making it the fastest-growing revenue category in terms of profitability. Last year, the category saw profits increase 11.6 percent compared to 2007.“B-to-b magazines are in a transformational phase—businesses are transferring marketing spend from print to online and other marketing channels,” Jordan, Edmiston Group managing director Richard Mead told FOLIO:. JEGI co-produced the survey, which replaces ABM’s Media Revenue and Cost Report.“For the foreseeable future, the leading b-to-b magazines will continue to have a role as part of the overall marketing product mix … but those b-to-b companies that rely almost exclusively on print revenues face a challenging future,” Mead said. The compound annual growth rate of b-to-b media profits increased 2.8 percent 2006 to 2008 while revenues increased 3.7 percent, according to the survey. Last year, profits declined 7.8 percent compared to 2007 on revenues that were down 2.2 percent. Revenue from live events and data products (as well as online) helped offset losses from print magazines. Tradeshows, however, saw revenues fall 18.5 percent during the fourth quarter compared to the same period in 2007. “There has been a softening of tradeshow revenues but the declines were expected, given the worldwide recession,” said Mead, who indicated that b-to-b tradeshow revenues are down roughly 10 percent so far in 2009.“All b-to-b revenue streams are being affected by the recession, but we expect strong growth to continue in online, and also events and data-driven products to be impacted less than magazine ad revenue as these revenue streams continue to benefit from the shift in marketing dollars from print-driven vehicles,” he said.Source: JEGIlast_img read more