Candidates who appear and are shortlisted in the IBPS examination will be called for a common interview to be conducted by participating organisations and coordinated by nodal bank with the help of IBPS.Depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2015-16 based on the business needs of the participating organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the participating organisations keeping in view the spirit of government guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc.Participating banks are as follows:Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Bank Syndicate Bank Andhra Bank Central Bank of IndiaIndian Overseas BankUCO Bank Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India Bank of India Dena Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank of India Bank of Maharashtra ECGC Punjab & Sind Bank Vijaya Bank Bharatiya Mahila Bank IDBI BankGraduates in any discipline from recognised university and aged between 20 an 30 can appear for the IBPS online test. Prospective candidates will have to apply to IBPS after carefully reading the advertisement regarding the process of examination, interview and provisional allotment, eligibility criteria, online registration processes payment of prescribed application fee / intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc. and ensure that they fulfill the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes.
Gujarat Fortunegiants will meet Patna Pirates in the upcoming Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 encounter on Saturday, October 5. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates fixture will be held at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat Fortunegiants, who lost a nervy battle to Haryana Steelers in their previous game, will look to be more assertive when they take on face Patna Pirates. On the other hand, Patna Pirates, who also have no chance to make it to the playoffs like their opponents, will aim at putting a great show. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates will commence at 8:30PM.After bidding adieu to Panchkula, the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 season 7 wagon has turned to Noida. The next set of games will be played at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh. On its first day, kabaddi fans in Noida will see two fixtures. The first match will be played between hosts UP Yoddha and Dabang Delhi at 7:30PM. In the second game, Patna Pirates will fight it out against Gujarat Fortunegiants. This season 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates match start?The 123th match of PKL 2019 season 7 is scheduled to start at 8:30PM. The match between Gujarat Fortunegiants and Patna Pirates will be played at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates clash on TV?The PKL 2019 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Patna Pirates, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. Gujarat FortunegiantsPatna PiratespklPKL 7 First Published: October 5, 2019, 4:14 PM 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.
New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) Scoreboard of the first New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) Scoreboard of the first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 between New Zealand and England, here today. New Zealand innings:Martin Guptillc Buttler b Willey15 Kane Williamsonc & b Ali32Colin Munroc Ali b Plunkett46Correy Andersonc Jordan b Stokes28 Ross Taylorc Morgan b Jordan 6Luke Ronchic Willey b Stokes 3 Grant Elliottnot out 4Mitchell Santnerc Jordan b Stokes 7Mitchell McClenaghanrun out (Buttler/Stokes) 1 Extras:(B-1, LB-4, W-6)11Total: (for 8 wickets in 20 overs) 153 Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-91, 3-107, 4-134, 5-139, 6-139, 7-150, 8-153Bowling: Willey 2-0-17-1, Jordan4-0-24-1, Plunkett 4-0-38-1, Rashid 4-0-33-0, Stokes 4-0-26-3, Ali 2-0-10-1. MORE PTI SSC SSC
England skipper feels his team’s approach of playing “aggressive brand of cricket” has helped them to enter World Twenty20 final. Riding on Jason Roy’s fluent 78, England defeated New Zealand by seven wickets to storm into the final. (Full World T20 coverage )After putting New Zealand in to bat, England bowlers bowled brilliantly in the death overs to restrict the Kiwis to 153/8. Coming out for the chase, Roy doused New Zealand’s decent bowling attack with an attacking 44-ball 78 and take England home in only 17.1 overs.”We did really well to peg it back after the first six or seven overs. (New Zealand skipper) Kane (Williamson) played really well and his wicket was very important. The belief in our camp is a very aggressive brand of cricket and we have confidence at the moment. We are in a good position at the moment. (A final) is the kind of thing you dream about. The players have made a lot of sacrifices and worked very hard for it,” a jubilant Morgan said at the post-match press conference.He lauded his bowlers for their efforts to restrict New Zealand to 153 for 8 after the Kiwis got off to a rollicking start in the first 10 overs.”We continued to take wickets and it helped us a huge amount. At one stage we were looking at 180,” Morgan said.Losing skipper Williamson admitted that they were beaten by a superior team. (We were 20 to 25 runs short, says Kane Williamson )”All credit to England. I knew we were probably a touch short. The 180-mark was realistic and it would have been a closer game. We were beaten by a far better team,” he said.advertisementWilliamson said he backed his bowlers to defend the score but Roy took the game away from them with his power-hitting.”We weren’t able to stem the flow of runs, it was a fantastic knock by Jason Roy. We backed our bowlers to defend anything but the damage was done early,” he said.Man of the Match Jason Roy credited English bowlers for restricting New Zealand to a below-par score.”The bowling unit did really well. They (New Zealand) are a hugely dangerous line-up.”I tried to get the team off to a good start and it went quite well. It was a chance to get off to a great start on a decent wicket. I gave it a crack and it came off. I got a few boundaries early and kept going from there. It’s the way a lot of us play. We have that opportunity to do what they want and be free with their skills,” Roy said.(with PTI inputs)
A press release has been released on Delhi University’s official website, containing information regarding the admission process for PhD, MPhil, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes for the academic session 2017-2018. The registration process of all the programmes will be completely online including sports, Extra Curricular Activities (ECA), Kashmiri migrants, CW (Defence), and PwD categories. The details of registration process and subsequent procedure will be uploaded online soon. Schedule of online registration: Undergraduate merit based programmes: May 22Undergraduate entrance based programmes: May 31Post Graduate programmes: May 31MPhil/ PhD programmes: May 31As per an HT report, the university is starting the online registration process almost two weeks ahead of its usual schedule for courses in which the admission is based on the cut-off marks. The last date to fill the admission form has not been finalised yet.M Pandit, a member of DU’s admission committee said, “Students can start filling the online registration form from May 22. As we are starting the registration earlier, students will have enough time to get their certificates and other documents in place.””There are around 1600 seats in undergraduate courses in which entrance test is conducted,” said an official. DU registrar Tarun Das said the registration process for all programmes and categories will be online.”The eligible applicants are informed that the registration process of all the programmes will be completely online including Sports, Extra Curricular Activities (ECA), Kashmiri Migrants, CW (Defence), and PwD categories,” Das said.Das said the details of registration process and subsequent procedure will be available in a bulletin of information, which will be uploaded online soon on www.du.ac.in. The university will hold a standing committee meeting to finalise the admission criteria for various courses on May 16.advertisementRead: HRD Ministry may ask CBSE to stop printing books, complaints received Read: ICSE Class 10 Results 2017: To be declared shortly at cisce.org For information on more latest news and updates, click here.
Force India believe Formula One is moving in the direction of a franchise future under new owners Liberty Media and the Silverstone-based team want to be ready for it.”Liberty are making very clear indications of where they want to take the sport and that could well lead to either long-term licences or franchises,” deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters at the Austrian Grand Prix.”That to me is where it should be going because that then locks in the teams,” he added.Formula One’s current commercial agreements with teams run to 2020 and Liberty, who took over the sport in January, are drawing up a road map for the future without divulging much detail.A spokesman was not immediately available for comment.Management have already said they want a fairer distribution of revenues to help smaller teams become more competitive and prevent them from folding for financial reasons, as many have in the past.McLaren’s executive director Zak Brown spoke of the “franchise value” of teams when he discussed a range of issues at the weekend and pointed out that he could not recall the last time an NFL team went bust.Fernley said such a U.S.-style system would also lock in the value of “tradeable assets”, with 10 teams the ideal number and any would-be new entrants having to buy into the existing franchises.With that in mind, Force India were mulling removing “India” from the team name to make it less geographically specific and appeal to global sponsors.advertisementA range of companies using the name “Force One” were recently registered in Britain using the London address of co-owner Vijay Mallya.Mallya is currently fighting an extradition battle with India over unpaid loans tied to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines. The businessman, who has not left Britain since March last year, has repeatedly dismissed the charges against him.He has said his current legal situation has nothing to do with any team name change.”What we are looking at is positioning the team…in order to be able to make sure they (the shareholders) are in line with where the future of Formula One is going,” said Fernley.”Obviously India limits where we go.”The value is in the name, like LA Lakers or New York Yankees. They become tradeable programmes.”All we’re trying to do as a team is anticipate. And part of Formula One is about being ahead of the game.”
The decision to shorten India’s only practice match ahead of the five-Test series against England has thrown their preparations off gear, much like what happened in South Africa.India captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri have never shied away from proclaiming that their biggest aim is to win Test matches overseas.The Asian side has experienced a tremendous amount of success away from home in the limited-overs cricket over the years, but it’s their struggle in the longer format that has earned them the tag of poor travellers.It’s this perception that Kohli and Shastri want to change. They want to leave behind a legacy where the Indian cricket team is respected and feared in every corner.Watch: Dhawan out first ball in tour match vs Essex, Pujara lasts 7 ballsThe first real opportunity for the team to set the record straight was in South Africa at the start of 2018. However, India lost the series 2-1.India lost the series after losing the first two Tests, before they could get a sense of the conditions in South Africa.Heatwave or ragged outfield: Why India shortened warm-up match vs EssexThey bounced back impressively on a treacherous Johannesburg pitch to clinch the third Test but it was merely a consolation.The major reason sighted behind India’s poor performance in the first two Tests was their lack of preparation for the tour.India vs England: Cannot let Ashwin fade away so quickly, says GangulyIndia went into the series without playing a single practice match. The only two-day tour game scheduled ahead of the start of Test series on January 5 was cancelled. No official reason was given for the cancellation but it was believed that India’s cramped schedule forced the change.advertisementTheir limited-over series against Sri Lanka at home had only got over on December 24, 2017.India in England: Virat Kohli’s men look for happy hunting groundsLack of practice matches and enough time to acclimatise to South African condition exposed the weakness of Indian batsmen as they struggled against the pace of Kagiso abada, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel.To tackle a similar scenario BCCI opted for India to play ODIs and T20Is ahead of Tests as India aim to win their first series in England since 2007.But the preparations have been dealt a heavy blow as their only practice match ahead of the Test series – four-day practice match at Essex – was reduced to a three-day affair.Can India repeat history in England after 47 years with new-age spin trio?While the limited-overs matches would definitely help, they can never be an ideal replacement for multiple days practice matches. For reasons like the ball, conditions and approach are all very different in the shorter and longer formats.The reduction of even a single day is expected to have a huge impact of India’s preparations. A practice match is not only an opportunity to get a feel of the conditions but also to test the strengths and drawbacks beside figuring out the perfect combinations ahead of the Test series.Can India repeat history in England after 47 years with new-age spin trio?A four-day match would have also meant an extra day of preparation for players like Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma – who were not part of the ODI and T20I sides.The challenge for Team India is now to find their match-winning combination and adopt to Test conditions in this three-day time as Kohli’s team aims to register their first significant Test series win away from home.
Taipei, Nov 24 (AFP) Taiwan voted Saturday in key elections for its embattled government and a divisive gay rights referendum which activists fear could turn back the clock on the island’s reputation as a trailblazer for marriage equality.The local elections were seen as a mid-term test for President Tsai Ing-wen, as she faces a backlash over domestic reforms and concerns about deteriorating ties with China.Tsai and officials from her ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have repeatedly said they believe China has meddled in the lead-up to the elections through a “fake news” campaign, which Beijing has denied.Voters faced lengthy queues as they dealt with complex ballots which featured 10 referendums including pro and anti-gay marriage votes and a bid to change the name under which Taiwan competes at international sports events that has already angered China.”I feel that this is a democratic society and people can express their views on many issues,” Tsai told reporters.College student Kwan Chin-shun, 18, voting in Taipei, said she supported equal marriage rights.”There’s nothing wrong with loving someone of the same sex,” she told AFP.Others said they sided with “pro-family” groups who have put forward a referendum calling for marriage to be legally defined as between a man and a woman.”The purpose of getting married is to have children and Taiwan’s birthrate is already one of the world’s lowest. Gay people can have relationships like heterosexual couples, but they don’t have to get married,” said a female voter who gave her name as Bai.advertisementA landmark court decision legalising gay marriage is still to be implemented and LGBT groups are concerned a referendum win for conservative campaigners could limit their newly won rights.Vote counts have started but results are not expected until late Saturday.The referendums come as an extra headache for Tsai and the DPP, which faces strong challenges in major seats.Tsai has framed the local elections as a way to “tell the world” that Taiwan will not bow to Beijing, which has ramped up military and diplomatic pressure since she took office in 2016.China sees self-ruling Taiwan as part of its territory and is incensed that Tsai will not acknowledge the island as part of “one China”, unlike her predecessor Ma Ying-jeou of the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang party (KMT).Tsai was voted president by a landslide two years ago as the public feared the KMT were getting too close to Beijing and she has played up the importance of Taiwanese identity on the campaign trail.She has called China’s pressure “omnipresent” and has said Taiwan’s democracy was faced with a crisis due to “outside forces”.Social media posts said to be “fake news” have included photos of discarded bananas and pineapples which were framed as proof the government did not care about farmers, as well as posts which suggested Taiwan had failed to get its citizens out of Japan after a typhoon — a senior Taiwan official in Osaka committed suicide after the reports.Taiwan’s Investigation Bureau also said it is probing Chinese influence on the elections through campaign funding of candidates.But the KMT billed the local polls as a vote of no confidence in Tsai, vowing to promote peaceful relations with China and boost the economy.Tsai’s pension and labour reforms have been unpopular and despite a growing GDP, some voters complain they have not seen any benefits as salaries remain stagnant and the cost of living rises.Some also blame cross-strait tensions for denting their businesses, including grass-roots groups like the fishing community that traditionally votes DPP. (AFP) ABHABH
Colombo, Dec 14 (AFP) Sri Lanka Friday brought back Lasith Malinga after a long hiatus as captain of its limited-over squads to lead the national team against New Zealand. Sri Lanka Cricket said the 35-year-old right-arm fast bowler was named skipper of a 17-man squad for three one-day internationals and one T20 starting January 3. Malinga led Sri Lanka to the T20 World Cup in 2014. But since captaining Sri Lanka against the UAE in February 2016, he has not led the national team. He had lost his captaincy as well as his place in the team after recurring injuries which forced him to sit out many tournaments. However, he captained an ODI match against India in August last year. The latest squad for the shorter forms of the game was ratified by President Maithripala Sirisena in the absence of a sports minister, the cricket board said. Sri Lanka is effectively without a government since a disputed cabinet appointed by Sirisena was defeated in a no-confidence motion last month. Sri Lanka squad: Lasith Malinga (Captain), Niroshan Dickwella (V.Captain), Angelo Mathews, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Asela Gunaratne, Kusal Mendis,Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep and Lahiru Kumara. (AFP) ATKATK
features World Cup 2018 qualifiers Share via Email Share on Pinterest Although a collective shortage of penetration with the ball at their feet hurt the Socceroos, the hosts’ reactive game plan was also stifled. Apart from quick balls to Anthony Lozano and Alexander López in early phases of possession, Honduras offered very little in attack when that pair were on the pitch. Even after Carlo Costly and Mario Martínez came on, the state of the surface nullified the ability of Jorge Luis Pinto’s side to transition quickly and in numbers. On a better surface at ANZ, and with the suspended Alberth Elis back in the side, that is unlikely to be the case again in the return leg. Read more Tim Cahill declares himself fit to start for Socceroos in Honduras showdown Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Australia Australia sport Diamond works for Luongo and Socceroos as Honduras decider looms It might be a football cliche, and Australia seem to take this to the extreme, but qualification for a World Cup is never a simple task. Yet the process of qualification itself exemplifies why international football is the game’s pinnacle. On a purely tactical basis, coaches must maximise the qualities and balance of a select group of players, who in turn have to adjust to highly variable conditions. Added to that, given the qualification phase is far more finite than a league season, the margin for error for both players and coaches is, at best, minimal. On Wednesday however, there is no room for mistakes. By attacking Honduras and “putting the pedal down” as Postecoglou put it post-match, Australia will ultimately show if they deserve to be at next year’s World Cup. Or not. Share on Twitter Read more Share on LinkedIn From making the right tactical adjustments to carrying out the plan in light of everything the Socceroos have endured, though, the must-win game at ANZ Stadium will not be straight-forward and to think Australian progression is a formality based on the first leg would be highly illogical. Although commenting on the state of a playing surface can be deemed an ignorant grievance from football’s first world, it is a key representation of the need to adjust to the fluctuating environments of the international game. In context, the pitch at the Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano played a primary role in the weekend’s deadlock, with a consequential effect on the performances of both teams – just as a vastly improved surface in Sydney will have an effect on Wednesday’s game. The heavier pitch in San Pedro Sula was a visual throwback to decades ago with stretched lines and an overall slower circulation of the ball. Tellingly, the Socceroos completed their lowest number of passes over 90 minutes since the start of the AFC’s third phase of qualification at 344, along with the lowest passing accuracy (73.8%).It was only the third time pass completion went below 80% over the same period. The common denominator away to Syria (81%), Thailand (80.5%) and Iraq (75.6%) was a heavier surface, which made Postecoglou’s high-volume passing style difficult to implement effectively. Fundamentally, a heavier surface means passes are more difficult to weight and as such, Australia’s passing accuracy in the attacking half dramatically dropped to 64.6%. It also exposes those who are less measured with their distribution in attacking areas, and it was no surprise that Jackson Irvine (51%) and Josh Risdon (68%) finished with the lowest individual completion rates. Initially, however, it was counteracted by those stretched defensive lines. Deployed as advanced midfielders, otherwise conservative movers in Irvine and Aaron Mooy were able to receive passes in positions where they could go forward. Chances for Irvine and Tomi Juric in the first half were borne of this expanded space on the pitch. Although Irvine’s opening came in transition after a Massimo Luongo interception, Juric’s was particularly telling. Following Aziz Behich’s throw-in, captain Mile Jedinak was immediately able to play through the Honduran lines and if not for Juric’s profligacy – and possibly an unhelpful bobble – Australia would have had a deserved 1-0 lead. The space Australia had to play in explains why, with much less possession and passes, they took more shots (seven) in Honduras than against Japan in August (five). Still, Australia struggled to create openings in the absence of Matthew Leckie and Robbie Kruse, and 12 total shots reflected the match. With the heavier pitch leading to chaotic positioning, play rapidly grew sloppier as collective energy from both sides dropped. Topics For a national team that has undergone drastic generational and stylistic change under Ange Postecoglou, and given the unfavourable conditions and key injuries in attack, Australia’s goalless draw with Honduras was as good a performance as could have been expected. It may also come to define the coach’s tenure.The tie is now set up for Australia to attack when the two teams meet again on Wednesday night in Sydney. Both Postecoglou and his players have 90 minutes – or 120 – to be brave, assertive and decisive. Reuse this content
The fixtures for day four of the 2015 Touch World Cup have been determined.The first game will tap-off at 9am on Saturday.To view, please click on the link below to be taken to the ‘Results/Fixtures’ area of the website –http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-9035-0-0-0&a=COMPSFor more information on the updated tournament structure, please click on the link below:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-9035-0-0-0&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=34453618Please check all games as there have been multiple changes.Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 Touch World Cup: Website – www.touchworldcup.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchworldcupTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchworldcup15 (#TWC2015)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchworldcup2015YouTube – click hereRelated LinksWorld Cup Day Four
National titleCollege football fans are likely happy with Michigan’s quick turnaround under Jim Harbaugh – simply because a good Wolverines team makes the sport more interesting. But apparently, a lot of them are actually starting to believe that UM can both reach this year’s College Football Playoff and – wait for it – win it all too.According to ESPN’s David Payne Purdum, the top five teams by number of bets to win the national title at the Las Vegas SuperBook are Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Clemson and Alabama. That’s right – the Wolverines are getting the most bets to win it all.Of course – that’s a product of both hype and odds. As of February 1, Michigan was a 12-1 bet to win it all. Alabama was tops, at 6:1.Top 5 teams to win the college football national title by number of bets @LVSuperBook: 1. Michigan 2. Ohio St 3. LSU 4. Clemson 5. Alabama— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 20, 2016Oklahoma and Baylor are the teams with the best odds that aren’t part of the list, for what it’s worth.If Michigan does win it all, Las Vegas is going to have a rough night. We’ll find out.
Linda Witherall’s life-long dream of becoming a nurse is one stepcloser to becoming a reality. Today, June 25, the Queen’s Countyresident is graduating with a high school diploma and she has hersites set on becoming a registered nurse. “Without the kind consideration of the teachers who accommodatedmy work schedule, I would never have been able to complete mycourses,” said Linda. “I am looking forward to graduating, and inthe not too distant future, to becoming an RN.” Linda is one of 89 adult learners from four adult high schools inthe Southwest Regional School Board area who are graduating todayand on June 26 with a high school diploma. Of these graduates, 66have completed programs supported by the Nova Scotia School forAdult Learning. The adult high schools are supported by the Nova Scotia School forAdult Learning, which funds and co-ordinates a range of educationprograms for adults wanting to improve their reading and mathskills or complete their high school diplomas. “Through the School for Adult Learning, Nova Scotians, like Linda,get the skills they need to succeed at home, at work and in thecommunity,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “The school ispart of our effort to ensure people can return to learning andhelp pave the way to a brighter future for themselves and theirfamilies.” The School for Adult Learning is funded by the departments ofEducation and Community Services. “We are flexible and try to accommodate our students to the bestof our ability,” said Shirley Shot, facilitator, Queens Adult HighSchool. “By doing so, some students are able to attend school whenthey might not have been able to otherwise.” More than 400 Nova Scotians are graduating this month with thehigh school diploma for adults. This year, more than 4,100 NovaScotians were enrolled in programs supported by the School forAdult Learning at more than 170 sites across the province. Theprograms for adults are delivered by the Nova Scotia CommunityCollege, Université Sainte-Anne, five regional school boards andcommunity-based learning organizations. The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is part of theprovincial government’s Skills Nova Scotia initiative, whichinvolves training and skills upgrading, from basic literacy to theuse of the most sophisticated technologies.
TORONTO – A tax cut for Ontario’s small businesses will not fully offset the impact of an increasing minimum wage, the premier said Wednesday as business groups criticized the provincial government for not providing enough support to deal with the hike.While the province had said for months that help for small businesses was on the way, Wynne said measures revealed in the province’s fall economic update were not meant to fully balance out the impact of the Liberal government’s plan to raise minimum wage to $15 a hour.“There was never a commitment to offset the increases in minimum wage,” Wynne said. “I was very clear that that was not something that we were going to be able to do, but we want our small businesses to be strong. We want them to be able to thrive. So that’s why we’ve put a number of supports in place.”The province will cut the corporate tax rate for small businesses from 4.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent effective Jan. 1, 2018, the same day it increases its minimum wage from $11.60 to $14. The government’s plan will eventually see minimum wage jump to $15 an hour by Jan. 1, 2019.The province will also designate that one-third of its procurement spending on goods and services will come from small and medium-sized businesses by 2020. And it will spend $124 million over three years to help companies with fewer than 100 employees who hire youths aged 15 to 29. The government will pay incentives of $1,000 for each worker hired and another $1,000 for each worker retained for at least six months by a small business.Wynne said the government will have to assess the impact of the wage increase as it continues to roll out.“When I talk to those business owners they talk to me about job retention, they talk to me about loyalty and quality of work and all of those things that are really important to a business,” she said. “So I think they would say that there’s a net benefit to paying their employees well.”Minister for Small Business Jeff Leal said the minimum wage hike will have some positive benefits for small business, he said.“We do know that people who make minimum wage take those dollars and re-invest them instantaneously back into the economy,” he said. “Many of the businesses they spend that money at are small businesses in the province of Ontario.”But some business groups said the government’s supports fell short.Jocelyn Bamford, founder of the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers, said her group was “stunned” that the fall economic statement offered what she characterized as little help for businesses to adjust to the new minimum wage after saying for months support was on the way.“We wonder if the government is in denial of the damage they will cause the economy or if they just don’t care about jobs in the province,” Bamford said in a statement.The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said small business owners are very frustrated, very angry” with the government over the planned wage rise, which it urged the province to slow down.“They still have the time to put the brakes on this,” said vice president Plamen Petkov. “Do a full economic analysis. Get it right. Determine what is the right amount and what is the right timeline to increase the minimum wage and then go ahead with it.”Meanwhile, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce said it was shifting its focus to the 2018 spring budget where it thinks the government could offer further supports for business.“We think the impact of this new legislation will be felt pretty quickly in the new year,” he said. “We need to be able to address some of those concerns or else we’re putting ourselves in a very challenging position … we need to look forward to the budget to see how we can contend with some of those new cost burdens.”A number of studies conducted by third parties have estimated the minimum wage increase will slow the number of jobs produced by Ontario’s economy in the coming years.The province’s economic watchdog, the Financial Accountability Office, has estimated more than 50,000 people could lose their jobs due to the minimum wage increase. And an analysis from the Keep Ontario Working Coalition concluded over 185,000 jobs could be impacted by the hike.However, many economists support the government move, saying hiking the minimum wage boosts economic activity and increases people’s purchasing power.
TORONTO — The Bank of Montreal is creating a financial crimes unit bringing together existing capabilities around cybersecurity, fraud and physical security.The new unit will be led by Larry Zelvin, who joins the bank on Jan. 14. He has been CitiGroup Inc.’s managing director and global head of cybersecurity.BMO’s financial crimes unit will work together with the bank’s anti-money laundering group.BMO chief executive Darryl White says the financial industry is faced with more sophisticated criminal activities and it’s critical to invest in data protection.The creation of the unit comes after the bank said last May that hackers contacted the bank claiming to be in possession of the personal data of fewer than 50,000 customers.At the same time, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s Simplii Financial digital banking brand said “fraudsters” may have accessed certain personal and account information for about 40,000 clients. Companies in this story: (TSX:BMO)The Canadian Press
CALGARY, A.B. – The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is projecting Canadian crude oil production will increase by 1.27 million barrels per day to 5.86 million by 2035.The association’s latest forecast predicts total production in Western Canada will reach 5.76 million barrels per day in 2035 compared with 4.36 million in 2018.Production in Eastern Canada is forecast to peak at 354,000 barrels per day in 2026 before falling to about 91,000 barrels per day in 2035. The report noted that capital spending in the oilsands this year is set to fall for a fifth consecutive year to roughly $12 billion.Overall, capital investment across Canada’s oil and natural gas industry is forecast to fall to $37 billion in 2019.The report said pipeline constraints, a lack of market diversity, and inefficient regulations are largely responsible for holding back the oil sector.
“Developments over recent months have proved the prudence of pursuing a gradual drawdown of the Mission,” Mr. Annan says in his latest report to the Security Council on the activities of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL). The first serious challenges posed to the country’s armed and law enforcement forces had “exposed the existence of considerable shortcomings,” he adds.Mr. Annan stresses, however, that these development should not be taken to mean the positive security trend in Sierra Leone has suffered a fundamental reversal, rather that much still needs to be done to strengthen the presence of the country’s police in the areas being vacated by UNAMSIL.”It is widely acknowledged that the presence of UNAMSIL gave the general public the confidence that prevented a deterioration of the situation,” he says. “In these circumstances, I would like to recommend that the Security Council extend the mandate of UNAMSIL for a further period of six months, until 30 September 2003.”The Secretary-General expresses concern at the continued existence of the Civil Defence Force structure and says this “may undermine not only the credibility of the demobilization process, but also the long-term stability of the country.” In addition, he says the commencement of the indictments by the Special Court carried considerable security challenges and therefore the need to ensure police and prison authorities have the capacity to secure custody of those apprehended.The report also outlines several critical elements for a lasting peace in the country, including preventing young people from feeling excluded, control over diamond mining and creating reintegration opportunities for ex-combatants. “Solutions to these issues are complex and will require time, resources and actions ranging from promoting economic revival and education to skills training,” Mr. Annan observes.Reiterating his appeal to the international community to help bring an end to the conflict in Liberia, Mr. Annan stresses that “the security of Sierra Leone cannot be fully ensured while the conflict in Liberia persists.” With the help of the UN, Sierra Leone has been able to cope with the influx of Liberian refugees but if the conflict continued, “a humanitarian emergency could arise,” he says.
“As part of the update, we will also be fitting new entertainment systems with bigger screens.”British Airways continues to offer customers a generous hand baggage allowance and complimentary food and drink on all our long-haul services.”Among the other airlines with a 10-abreast configuration are Air New Zealand, Emirates and Air France.British Airways will also reportedly add 12 extra seats on its short-haul Airbus A320 from Heathrow -which will increase the planes seating density to match easyJet’s.The move come after BA increased its seat width from 16.8ins to 17.3 ins on its new Dreamliner fleet last year.The move followed complaints from travellers, with at least one claiming they did not have enough room to open the cutlery pack with their meal.However, the firm still hasn’t caught up with some of its rivals.EasyJet’s A320 airbus and Thomson’s Boeing 767-300ER also offer 18-inch wide seats and even no-frills Ryanair gives wriggle space of 17 inches on its 737-800 aircraft. Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA’s parent company IAG, told investors: “We’re responding to a market opportunity.”He said the move would allow BA to “lower the average cost per seat, charge a lower price and stimulate demand”.A British Airways spokesman said: “We are flying more customers than ever before to our expanding network of destinations.”To meet this demand, we are updating our 777 cabins to bring us into line with many of our competitors and allow us to offer even more low fares. British Airways is planning to squeeze an extra 52 seats on its Boeing 777 flights by shrinking seating space, it is claimed.The airline giant is reportedly trying bring its services “into line” with competitors at Gatwick from 2018.It also plans to “densify” aircraft at Heathrow after that, it is said.Currently passengers will find nine economy seats in each row in the 777s. BA announces at IAG Capital Markets Day 25 Boeing 777s will move from 9-10 seats a row in World Traveller & more seats on short-haul aircrft pic.twitter.com/U6QFe5T2C9— LondonAirTravel (@LondonAirTravel) November 4, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. But from 2018, there will reportedly be 10 seats fitted within the same space. The move would increase the population on board flights by up to a fifth and stretch current facilities further.The number of toilets is currently 11, allowing for one for every 25 passengers.The latest move will bring that up to one for every 30 passengers, The Independent claimed.However, BA says the economy cabin will be fitted with new entertainment systems with bigger screens. A British Airways Boeing 777 takes off from Gatwick Airport in West SussexCredit:Gareth Fuller/PA Wire BA announces at IAG Capital Markets Day it is to introduce business class on U.K. domestic routes & increase seat density in World Traveller pic.twitter.com/slcyvC0ITH— LondonAirTravel (@LondonAirTravel) November 4, 2016
Hexagon’s Mining division today announced that it’s partnering with FluidIntel, a market-leader in fuel management systems and solutions. The Australia-based company has been supplying innovative fuel management hardware and software to the mining industry since 1996. Its fuel management system, AdaptFMS, handles more than 3.5 billion litres of fuel and other hydrocarbons annually for six of the world’s biggest mining companies.Integration with Hexagon’s broad portfolio of mining solutions is a priority, said Josh Weiss, President of Hexagon’s Mining division. “Fuel costs are a significant expense for mines and diesel rail networks – up to 40% of operating expenditures,“ said Weiss. “For years, FluidIntel’s best-practice fuel management has been generating millions of dollars in savings through cost reduction and productivity improvements. The potential for return on investment is significant so this is great news for our customers. We’re excited about the possibilities. We’ve identified numerous areas for integration with our own fleet management and enterprise solutions, and we’re confident of exploiting more synergies with our planning and safety portfolios. The partnership fills a technology gap and, with solutions from port to pit, FluidIntel complements our life of mine vision 100%!”FluidIntel COO, Damir Hasagic said: “With some great integration ideas in progress between our system and various Hexagon applications, we are confident this partnership will produce excellent opportunities for Hexagon clients to better manage their fuel and lubricants. “This partnership provides FluidIntel with unprecedented market reach through Hexagon’s global mining footprint and their position of number-one OEM-independent vendor.”