Lakers edge Celtics on Rajon Rondo’s jumper at the buzzer

first_imgLos Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, middle, celebrates his game-winning shot with teammates LeBron James (23) and Kyle Kuzma (0), in an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Boston. The Lakers won 129-128. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON — LeBron James won’t be playing alongside Anthony Davis this season.But he does have a team he’s hoping can build on a big win over its longtime rival.ADVERTISEMENT Celtics: Host the Clippers on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m starting to get more and more back to myself,” James said. “Every possession, every quarter, every time I take a hit, I’m able to nudge it off and keep going. I’m working my way back and I’m getting better and better every single minute.”Rondo was in the right place at the right time for his final shot against the team he won an NBA title with in 2008. Brandon Ingram had his layup attempt blocked by Al Horford, but Horford whiffed on the rebound and the ball bounced into Rondo’s hands.“I thought the basketball gods rewarded the right team,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.Kyrie Irving led Boston with 24 points and eight assists. Jayson Tatum added 22 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Theis has 20 points off the bench but the Celtics had a five-game win streak snapped.It ended a wild, speculation-filled day in which the NBA’s trade deadline expired with one of the players potentially on the wish list of both the Lakers and Celtics staying with his current team.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Clippers’ Avery Bradley to Grizzlies for JaMychal Green, Garrett Temple Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. James and Irving traded shots down the stretch. In one exchange James’ 3-pointer cut Boston’s lead to 114-113. Irving then calmly responded with his own step-back 27-footer.Later, it was Irving assisting on a big basket. With Boston leading 121-118, Irving drove into the middle of the Los Angeles defense and kicked it out to a wide-open Marcus Morris for a 3 with just 1:24 left.But following an Irving turnover, James tied it with his own corner 3-pointer.TOUGHER EASTThe Celtics stood mostly pat at the trade deadline, except for trading Jabari Bird to the Atlanta Hawks. The move opened a roster spot for the Celtics and allowed them part ways with a player who hasn’t played this season after charged with beating up his girlfriend last September.But two of the teams currently in front of them in the East did make some changes.The Bucks, who had the best record in the NBA entering the day, picked up Nikola Mirotic in a deal with the Pelicans. The Raptors added former All-Star center Marc Gasol from Memphis in exchange for center Jonas Valanciunias.“Those teams were already really good. And the assumption would only be that they’d only benefit from those moves,” Stevens said.UP NEXTLakers: Continue their six-game road trip at Philadelphia on Sunday. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night.“I practice those shots all the time,” said Rondo, who hit his first career go-ahead field goal in the final 10 seconds of fourth quarter or overtime. “Couldn’t imagine it being in the Garden though. … This is one I’ll be playing for the rest of my life.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJames had 28 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles bounce back after a 42-point loss at Indiana on Tuesday.James is the third Lakers player with a triple-double in Boston, joining Magic Johnson and Elgin Baylor.center_img US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “I’m happy to still be on the team,” said Tatum, whose name has been the subject of recent trade speculation. “I’m glad that it’s over with for now.”Los Angeles attempted to put together a deal for Davis, but New Orleans held onto the All-Star despite him saying recently that he would not sign an extension and wanted to be traded. It means any potential suitor will have to wait until the summer to make a run at him.The Lakers weren’t completely quiet Thursday, trading Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac to the Clippers for Mike Muscala.But for now, James will have to go forward with most of a roster that improved to 2-2 since his return from a groin injury that kept him out of action a month.TIP-INSLakers: Shot 22 of 41 from the 3-point line.Celtics: Were outscored 50-42 in the paint… Shot 16 of 38 from the 3-point line.WILD FINISHBoston led by as many as 18 in the first half. The Lakers erased it in the third quarter, connecting on nine of their 13 attempts from beyond the arc and outscoring the Celtics 42-27 in the period to retake the lead entering the fourth.But the Celtics responded with a 15-4 run to start the final period to get it back. 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Ferrari yet to show true colours, says Nico Rosberg

first_imgFerrari are closer to Mercedes than results have suggested in this season’s two races and look like posing a real challenge, according to Formula One world championship leader Nico Rosberg.The German, who has scored a maximum 50 points after winning in Australia and Bahrain, told reporters he had no illusions about the challenge ahead.”We know Ferrari are super close, we saw it in qualifying and we need to keep pushing,” said Mercedes driver Rosberg. “They haven’t shown what they are able to do yet in these first two races.”They’ve had so many mishaps that have cost them dearly so we haven’t seen the real Ferrari yet. We need to be careful, they are coming at us strong.”While Mercedes have won the last eight races, and Rosberg five in a row, there was evidence to suggest Ferrari have closed the gap and could have won in Australia and Bahrain.In Melbourne, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen jumped Rosberg and triple champion team mate Lewis Hamilton at the start and potentially had a winning strategy until the race was stopped and re-started after Fernando Alonso’s big crash.Vettel finished third after a wrong tyre strategy call while Raikkonen retired with flames flickering from the airbox of his car in what looked like a turbo failure.In Bahrain, four-times world champion Vettel qualified in third place but retired before the start with a power unit failure.Raikkonen then made a poor start from fourth but still fought back to finish second, using exactly the same tyre strategy as Rosberg, just 10 seconds behind.advertisement”It’s clear we would have seen a different race if Sebastian had not been forced to retire before the start,” commented Mercedes motorsport director Toto Wolff.Ferrari principal Maurizio Arrivabene felt Raikkonen could have won with a better start even though Rosberg, now 17 points clear of Hamilton and 32 ahead of Raikkonen, controlled the pace from the front all evening.”Kimi had a bit of a problem at the start and I think that penalised him quite a lot…maybe he compromised the victory of the race,” said the Italian.”The way that Kimi drove during the race was spectacular, absolutely spectacular.”last_img read more

How Pakistan bowler Kainat Imtiaz got inspired by India pacer Jhulan Goswami

first_imgPakistan’s medium-fast bowler Kainat Imtiaz took to Instagram to share how India pacer Jhulan Goswami inspired her to pursue cricket and become a fast bowler after India defeated Pakistan by 95 runs in the Women’s World Cup in Derby.The 25-year-old Kainat made her ODI debut in 2011 and is currently representing Pakistan in the Women’s World Cup for the first time and though she didn’t play against India on Sunday, she bagged two wickets against England women on June 27 where Pakistan lost by 107 runs (D/L method).Kainat shared with her fans on Instagram that in 2005, she saw Jhulan Goswami and “the Indian team for the first time as the Asia Cup was held in Pakistan.”The 25-year-old said that she was the “ball picker during the tournament” and saw Jhulan Goswami, “the fastest bowler of that time.”Kainat confessed that Goswami was inspiration and it is because of her that she took up cricket.advertisement”I was so impressed that I chose cricket as a career. Specifically fast bowling,” Kainat wrote.Kainat further added, “It’s a proud moment for me as after 12 years today (Sunday), in 2017, I am playing this ODI World Cup with one of my inspirations and getting more inspired.”India women registered their 10th ODI victory over Pakistan as Ekta Bisht’s 5/18 enabled them to crush Pakistan by 95 runs in the Women’s World Cup in Derby on Sunday.Indian women have emerged victorious in each of the 10 ODIs they played against Pakistan to stamp their authority over their arch-rivals.India have not only defeated Pakistan in all  the ODIs played between the two sides but seven of those wins have been 95+ runs or 10 wickets, a record that speaks highly of the domination India women have had over the neighbours.In the Women’s World Cup in Derby, India beat Pakistan to register their third consecutive win in the tournament and continued with their rich form.India, having won the toss and opting to bat first, posted a lowly 169 with Punam Raut being the highest scorer at 47 runs.In the second innings, Ekta Bisht spun a web around the Pakistani batting line-up, picking three wickets – Ayesha Zafar, Sidra Nawaz and Iram Javed – in the beginning itself leaving Pakistan reeling at 14/4 from 7.1 overs.Bisht completed her second five-wicket haul while Mansi Joshi chipped in with 2 wickets, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur picked a wicket each to bowl out Pakistan at a mere 74 runs.last_img read more

Scott Frost Describes How Nebraska Fans Make Spring Game A Recruiting Advantage

first_imgNebraska fans take in a hot game against Troy.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: Fans of the Nebraska Cornhuskers watch late game action against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The college football world received quite a surprise when the Spring game attendance figures were announced earlier this month. The Nebraska fans came out in droves to see their team played, filling up the stadium to the tune of 85,946. When asked how it affects his team, head coach Scott Frost had a surprising answer.While praising the Nebraska fans for filling up the stadium for the game, he also mentioned that the strong showing at the spring game helps with the team’s recruiting. Per the Omaha World-Herald, he explained that he and his staff show would-be recruits pictures of the crowds at their Spring game versus others to demonstrate the fan support.Scott Frost and his coaching staff won’t negatively recruit or talk poorly about another school. But the Huskers will show recruits pictures of other spring games compared to what a sold-out Memorial Stadium looks like.“There’s ones with 200, 300 people in their stadiums to watch spring games,” Frost said on “Sports Nightly” on Thursday evening. “I expect ours to be sold out for a long time here. Fans here just love it so much and give us so much support, and it’s great for our recruits to see that.”It’s not as though the Spring game isn’t even representative of the regular season attendance either. Last year the Huskers continued their record streak of home game sellouts.Frost’s plan seems to be working so far.Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class is poised to be one of its best in years, while the Class of 2020 is shaping up nicely as well.Despite the team’s disappointing 4-8 record in 2018, the team is widely expected to be vastly improved in 2019.Stay tuned.[Omaha World-Herald]last_img read more

Get In-Vested this Season: Our Favorite Men’s Vests for Functional Fashion

first_imgFall provides the perfect opportunity for us to transition into the impending colder weather ahead. As the days get shorter and the temperature begins to drop, we have to begin thinking once again about layering. And what better way to accomplish this seasonal task than to ease into cooler weather with the king of layering – the vest.Here are 13 of our favorite men’s vests for town, trail, and travel, separated by material.SyntheticThe North Face ThermoBall Active Vest – $130 This slim fitting active vest utilizes the revolutionary ThermoBall insulation which offers the warmth and compressibility of down with the protection of a synthetic product (even when wet).Salomon Drifter Mid Vest – $130 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know This regular fit 650-fill-power down vest contains 80% white goose down (20% white goose feather). The Pertex Microlight shell makes this an ideal vest for active pursuits.Patagonia Ultralight Down Vest – $124-$249This super lightweight vest contains 800-fill-power Traceable Down (goose down that is traced from parent farm to apparel factory to ensure that the birds that supply it are not force fed or live-plucked).Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Vest – $149This 650-fill-power goose down vest in protected by a wind and water resistant shell to provide a lightweight solution for early morning treks or nights around the campfire.Stio Woodson Down Vest – $189Overstuffed with 650-fill Allied Feather HyperDry water-repellent down, this classic, work inspired down vest will be at home on the job site, in the mountains or around town.Fjällräven Ovik Lite Down Vest – $265This classic looking vest looks great for a night out on the town and is functional off grid. The recycled polyester and organic shell is water resistant and is paired with soft Pertex Quantum lining that is insulated with 80/20 down.WoolDuckworth Snowcrest Vest – $295This casual and stylish woven wool vest is made in the U.S.A. The super soft exterior shell is 100% Helle Rambouillet Merino wool while the vest is insulated with WoolCloud fill (a wool alternative to feathers).Aztech Cathedral Vest – $585This vest is the perfect mix of performance and style. The PrimaLoft Gold insulation is paired with water-repellent fabrics along with the brands signature triangle quilting.Smartwool Double Propulsion 20 Hoody Vest – $200The DWR treated polyester shell will provide protection from the wind and moisture while the SmartLoft wool insulation and merino wool/polyester lining will keep you toasty for wherever the trail takes you.Ortovox Swisswool Piz Cartas Vest – $180The Pertex Microlight shell is breathable, water and wind resistant. This reversible vest is insulated with Swisswool which is a more coarse and durable grade of wool. The company states that it’s ‘from the mountains, for the mountains’.HybridIbex Mixed Route Vest – $200The blending of two great natural fibers make this vest an anomaly in the roundup. Down and wool pair together to provide the insulation in this 100% recycled nylon shell. This active fit, reversible PrimaLoft vest paired with a soft Pertex shell is the perfect compliment for trail and travel.Filson Quilted Polson Vest – $195 The dry wax treated shell provides a water repellent field vest that is insulated with PrimaLoft and highlighted with an antique brass zipper with snap storm flap.DownMammut Trovat IN Vest – $150 The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather The Best Men’s Parkas for Braving the Cold The Best Whiskey Quotes of All Time Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Knightsbridge, Frontline 2012 Complete Capesize Transfer Deal

first_imgzoom Dry bulk specialist Knightsbridge Shipping has, through the second and final shares for vessels transaction, completed the acquisition of 12 Capesize newbuildings from John Fredriksen’s Frontline 2012.The transfer is part of a previously agreed deal to combine Frontline 2012’s remaining fleet of 25 vessels with Knightsbridge.Knightsbridge has transferred additional 31 million shares to Frontline 2012 in exchange for the newbuildings, having previously issued the same amount of shares to Frontline 2012 in Septemper 2014.Following this transaction, Knightsbridge will have 111.1 million common shares outstanding.Frontline 2012 now controls 70% of the shares at Knightsbridge, which is due to merge with Golden Ocean, also a part of Fredriksen Group, by the end of March.last_img read more

TMS Cardiff Gas Returns to HHI for Two More LPG Carriers

first_imgzoom Greece-based vessel operator TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd. has decided to exercise two options held with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of an additional two 78,700 cbm LPG carriers.Both vessels are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2017, when they will enter into ten year timecharter contracts with Clearlake Shipping Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Gunvor Group.The company said that the vessels will be tradeable across both, the new and old Panama canal, and will be built to the highest industry specifications, as per TMS Cardiff Gas standards.“These orders mark the group’s further expansion into the LPG sector, currently with a fleet of four VLGCs, all with secured term employment upon delivery. The group maintains its appetite for further growth in the sector, which is reflected in additional capacity made available by HHI,” the company said.TMS Cardiff Gas ordered the first two 78,700 cbm LPG carriers from Hyundai Heavy in October this year and the duo is slated for delivery  in Q2 and Q3 2017, when they will enter into timecharter contracts with Shell International Trading and Shipping Company, Limited.The company, established in 2011 as part of the TMS Group, manages a fleet of five in the water LNG carriers and four VLGC newbuilds.last_img read more

Federal government gave millions to Irving subsidiary records reveal

first_imgThe federal government has quietly given a subsidiary of East Coast business giant J.D. Irving Ltd. more than $40 million in funding that an expert says could have trade implications for the New Brunswick firm.Atlantic Wallboard LP received the so-called conditionally repayable contributions between 2006 and 2012 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) under a much-vaunted shipyard redevelopment fund.However, records obtained by The Canadian Press through an access-to-information request show that the company, which makes gypsum wallboard products commonly called drywall, has not been required to repay at least $35 million.In all, Atlantic Wallboard has repaid just over half a million dollars — or 1.3 per cent of the total loans.The funding represents a polarizing approach to economic development that critics dismiss as handouts for private companies, while proponents argue it spurs investments and creates jobs.Both Irving and ACOA say the company has met all the financing conditions, exceeding its investment requirements and creating a sustainable, long-term business.But an economics expert says the federal agency used “murky language” by calling the money conditionally repayable to describe what is effectively a subsidy.Ian McAllister, who headed the regional development unit of the federal Finance Department in the early 1970s, questioned whether it was a manoeuvre to skirt trade rules.“It’s what I might call deliberate obscurity to try to not break the rules,” said the retired Dalhousie University economics professor. “ACOA and the Irvings may not want clarity because it then puts them in a confrontational situation with the U.S. government.”McAllister added: “With NAFTA renegotiations at the moment, it’s the last kind of thing they’d want to have out.”It’s a suggestion that Irving spokeswoman Mary Keith dismissed, noting that imports of gypsum wallboard from Canada are estimated to account for less than one per cent of U.S. consumption.The Saint John company, part of a conglomerate of forestry, shipbuilding and oil and gas companies founded in the late 1800s, is one of the newer branches of the Irving family enterprise.The company produces several types of wallboard under license to CGC Inc., a subsidiary of USG Corp., distributed in Canada and the northeastern United States.The roots of Atlantic Wallboard can be traced back to the early 2000s when Ottawa sought to reduce shipbuilding capacity in Atlantic Canada.Overcapacity had been a recurring problem for Canada’s shipyards, and between 1986 and 1993 the federal government provided nearly $200 million to spur an industry-led downsizing to curb capacity in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.In 2003, the federal government ponied up cash for the East Coast, saying it would provide up to $55 million to help redevelop the Saint John shipyard site.“The government made available a shipyard redevelopment fund if we committed to permanently close the shipyard and agreed not to build ships at the site for at least 15 years,” Keith said in an email. “The Atlantic Wallboard business was developed as a result of the closing of Saint John Shipbuilding and the federal government making available the shipyard redevelopment fund.”She said the program called for matching dollar-for-dollar investments — a requirement Irving has exceeded.“We have complied fully with all aspects of the shipyard redevelopment fund and the investment has created a long-term sustainable business,” Keith said. “The 10 year old conditionally repayable contribution (not a loan) was specific to the government of Canada’s shipyard rationalization program to address the economic hardship caused by the loss of the shipyard in Saint John (SJSL) which directly employed over 3,200 people at peak.”The gypsum wallboard manufacturing plant now employs 91 people, in addition to rail and truck workers who move the product to markets, she said.ACOA spokesman Robert Bourgeois said the first $35 million loan provided to Atlantic Wallboard in 2006 did not require repayment.“Repayment was based on the project achieving certain success factors or milestones during the life of the agreement,” he said by email. “The agreement terminated on November 28, 2015, when it reached its sunset date. No amounts were deemed repayable as the required milestones for repayment had not been achieved.”The following two conditionally repayable loans inked in 2011 and 2012 totalling $7.4 million remain active, with about $540,000 in principal repaid.“Atlantic Wallboard LP remains in compliance with the terms of the contribution agreements and ACOA continues to monitor the projects,” Bourgeois wrote, adding that “any repayment triggered indicates that the company has met the required milestones for repayment for those years of operation.”While $42 million is a substantial sum, it’s still less than a quarter of the $200 million Ottawa set aside to help curb shipyard capacity elsewhere — and a small fraction of the cash infusions provided to companies such as Bombardier Inc. or the auto sector in southern Ontario.“In the big picture, it’s peanuts,” McAllister said. “It’s a drop in the bucket.”He added that large companies like the McCains or Irvings have demonstrated entrepreneurial leadership in a depressed region, serving as “building blocks” for the economy.“That’s not to say they haven’t gotten away with more than they should have, but they’ve been good for the welfare of the region in a big economic way.”last_img read more

Liberals complain to elections commissioner about groups coordination

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal Liberals are asking the elections commissioner to look into what they allege is possible improper co-ordination between two conservative pressure groups.The party says in a letter to commissioner Yves Cote that Canada Proud and British Columbia Proud sent nearly identical mass emails on July 15, asking for donations to Canada Proud to save the country from a second term for the Liberals.The catch is that Canada Proud is a registered third-party campaigner for the upcoming federal election, unlike British Columbia Proud, which ordinarily focuses on B.C. provincial politics.The Liberals say B.C. Proud should register as a participant in the federal campaign if it’s doing third-party advocacy, and Canada Proud might be benefiting improperly from work being done by its provincial cousin.Neither group immediately responded to a request from The Canadian Press for a response to the complaint.Canada Proud is an offshoot of Ontario Proud, which was a major player in the last provincial election there, mainly attacking the Ontario Liberals and New Democrats.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Beauty products maker Coty plans to raise 700 million in IPO after

Beauty products maker Coty plans to raise $700 million in IPO after dropping Avon buyout bid AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Jun 29, 2012 11:16 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Coty Inc., known for its celebrity fragrances and OPI nail polish, is set to put its best face forward on the stock market. The beauty products maker is planning to raise $700 million in an initial public offering, moving on after dropping a $10.7 billion takeover bid for its much larger rival, Avon.The New York company, which touts fragrances by Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Halle Berry, said in a regulatory filing Friday that its stock will list under the “COTY” ticker symbol. The company did not specify yet whether it would be on the Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange.IPO listings have increasingly come into focus since Facebook Inc.’s IPO last month. Nasdaq, which is owned by Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., came under heavy criticism for its handling of the Facebook IPO when the first day of trading was riddled with computer glitches at the exchange. But earlier this month Kraft Foods Inc. spurned the NYSE in favour of the Nasdaq, saying the move will help cut costs as it prepares to split into two publicly traded companies.Coty, founded in Paris in 1904, has managed to successfully broaden its business to cover an array of personal health and beauty needs. While some consumers may not know the company’s name offhand, they more than likely have used some of its brands. Rimmel, Sally Hansen and philosophy are just a few of the well-known products in its arsenal of beauty goods.The company disclosed in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that its colour cosmetics will likely make up 30 per cent of its fiscal 2012 revenue, while skin and body care will comprise 17 per cent.But the majority of its revenue — 53 per cent — is expected to come from its fragrances. While the fragrance space is highly competitive, Coty has managed to diversify its portfolio of scents: shrewdly capitalizing on the popularity of celebrity fragrances while staying true to longstanding brands like Stetson and Calvin Klein.This strategy has helped the company snag the No. 2 spot in the global fragrance market.Coty said its top 10 brands — adidas, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Davidoff, Marc Jacobs, philosophy, OPI, Playboy, Rimmel and Sally Hansen — are expected to comprise about 70 per cent of its fiscal 2012 revenue.The company, which is majority owned by German conglomerate Joh. A. Benckiser, did not give an estimated price range for the stock or disclose how many shares selling stockholders would offer. Coty said it won’t receive any proceeds from shares sold by selling stockholders.Aside from Benckiser, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and private equity firm Rhone each hold a 7.5 per cent stake in Coty.Coty said in its filing that it anticipates more than $4.5 billion in revenue in fiscal 2012. In 2011 it earned $61.7 million on revenue of $4.09 billion. That compares with 2010 earnings of $61.7 million and $3.48 billion in revenue. Coty’s 2011 adjusted profit grew to $235 million from $153.4 million a year earlier.Last month Coty abandoned its pursuit of Avon Products Inc. after the struggling makeup company did not immediately accept a revised offer worth 6.5 per cent more than its first bid. read more

Stocks advance amid less geopolitical risk positive Chinese inflation data

Stocks advance amid less geopolitical risk, positive Chinese inflation data by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 11, 2014 7:55 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed higher amid an easing of tensions in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia and reassuring inflation data from China.The S&P/TSX composite index ran up 65.33 points to 15,261.64.The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.43 of a cent to 91.58 cents US.U.S. indexes were also positive as traders felt more inclined to take on risk, following reports Friday that Russia called an end to military exercises near Ukraine and withdrew troops to their bases.“We’re seeing a little bit of that risk abate and I would caution investors about getting too complacent on one side or the other when it comes to geopolitical tensions,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“In the very near term, it’s going to remain a headline risk for the market for the foreseeable future,” Fehr said.But gains started to deteriorate late in Monday morning after the Ukraine government announced that the Red Cross will lead an international humanitarian aid operation into Ukraine’s conflict-stricken province of Luhansk with assistance from Russia, the European Union and the United States.Such initiatives have previously faced sustained opposition from Ukraine and the West, who had feared they could act as a pretext for sending Russian troops into rebel-held territory.The Dow Jones industrials was well off the highs of the day but still up 16.05 points to 16,569.98, the Nasdaq climbed 30.43 points to 4,401.33 while the S&P 500 index was ahead 5.33 points to 1,936.92.Meanwhile, China’s consumer price index in July stayed at 2.3 per cent, well below the official target for the year of 3.5 per cent. That gives the central bank room to ease access to credit if needed to shore up economic growth, which was 7.5 per cent in the latest quarter.TSX leadership came from the financial sector, ahead 0.57 per cent with investors unfazed by a move by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s on Friday to revise its outlooks to negative from stable on almost all Canadian banks. It comes a week after Ottawa launched a public consultation on its proposed ”bail-in regime,” which seeks to protect taxpayers from having to foot the bill for bailing out a big bank in the event that it runs into financial trouble.Industrials were up 0.75 per cent.The base metals was well off session highs, closing flat as the positive news from China failed to lift metal prices, with September copper unchanged at US$3.17 a pound.The gold sector edged up 0.27 per cent as increased appetite for risk pushed December gold down 50 cents to US$1,310.50 an ounce.The energy sector was slightly higher while September crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 43 cents to US$98.08 a barrel.Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSX:TKM) continued to charge ahead following a U.S. regulatory decision that relaxes safety precautions on the Vancouver-based company’s experimental drug for treating Ebola. Its stock surged $2.84 or 12.35 per cent to $25.84, after jumping 47 per cent on Friday. Tekmira has a $140-million contract from the U.S. government to develop its drug TKM-Ebola, but last month a small human trial of the experimental drug was put on hold after safety issues emerged. read more

Mark Zuckerberg unveils Morgan Freemanvoiced AI assistant

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 21, 2016 7:29 am MDT Last Updated Dec 21, 2016 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PALO ALTO, Calif. – Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted the help of Morgan Freeman and taken a shot at Nickelback while unveiling his new artificial intelligence assistant.The Facebook founder and CEO showed off “Jarvis” with a post on the project and videos on his Facebook page.The voice interactive assistant takes its name from a similar AI device in the “Iron Man” films. Freeman provides its voice.Zuckerberg can be seen in the videos using Jarvis to control lights, the thermostat and even make toast. It also plays music, but when asked by Zuckerberg to play some good songs by the much derided Canadian band, Nickelback, Jarvis replies: “There are no good Nickelback songs.”The videos feature his wife Priscilla Chan and their toddler daughter, Max.Zuckerberg calls the videos “a fun summary.” Mark Zuckerberg unveils Morgan Freeman-voiced AI assistant FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, speaks at the CEO summit during the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Lima, Peru. Zuckerberg unveiled his new artificial intelligence assistant named “Jarvis” in a Facebook post on Dec. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File) read more

WBD father of one killed in vehicular accident

A 29-year-old father of one, Corwin Anderson, of Lot 99 David Rose Street, Bagotville, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was killed on Sunday at about 05:45hrs following a collision with a car on the Nismes Public Road, West Bank Demerara. Dead: Corwin AndersonAnderson was riding motorcycle CG 4337 in a northerly direction when motor car PJJ 6297, travelling in the opposite direction, allegedly collided with him and sent his body flying several feet away from the scene of the collision.Bleeding profusely, he was picked up and rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) by public-spirited individuals, where he later succumbed to the injuries he had sustained.According to Sharon Anderson, one of his aunts, having been informed that her nephew had been involved in an accident, she immediately rushed to the WDRH, where she found him bleeding profusely. She criticised the hospital for not being fully equipped to deal with her relative’s injuries.This aunt detailed that it was at exactly 07:26hrs when her nephew took his last breath. She said the police arrived at the hospital shortly after, as the driver of the motor car was being treated for minor injuries. He was subsequently discharged into police custody to assist with investigations.The late Corwin Anderson was described as the “street live wire” by relatives and friends, who sought to describe how jovial a person he had been. He leaves to mourn his reputed wife, seven siblings and other relatives and friends. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSecurity Guard killed in WBD accidentApril 22, 2018In “latest news”Meer-Zorgen New Year’s accident leaves 1 dead, several injuredJanuary 2, 2018In “Crime”Motorcyclist killed on WBD road after colliding with pedestrianAugust 22, 2018In “Crime” read more

Aker Wirth sees underground equipment potential in Russia

first_imgSince the beginning of 2012, Aker Wirth states that it has been providing local contacts for its existing and prospective Russian-speaking customers. The facilities, that are jointly shared with the parent company Aker Solutions, are located in Moscow and are used for customer meetings and telephone-based support. “It is precisely with the Russian-speaking countries where we see a huge market potential, both in mining and in foundation,” said Hans Greve, Vice President Mining & Construction at Aker Wirth. “The facilities in Moscow are a first step in the intensive promotion of our business in this region.”Aker Wirth says that it provides full service over the whole project from the tender phase to project execution. The company states: “Experienced specialists realise intensive consultancy – from selecting the right equipment for the individual site conditions, delivery and commissioning of the product and a reliable spare parts service.” Aker Wirth offers roadheaders in the 50-130 t weight class, which are suitable for rock strengths of up to 150 MPa. “Our roadheaders are 100% ‘made in Germany’,” explained Hans Greve, “and this quality, together with our innovative technologies, guarantees our international customers maximum efficiency and high performance, in particular with hard rock.” The latest development from Aker Wirth is the T1.14 roadheader. The machine, with its particularly compact design plus a telescopic boom, has been optimised for coal mining. This ensures high production rates and ground-preserving driving.Together with Rio Tinto, Aker Wirth developed a new and innovative tunnel boring system, which it says will markedly improve safety and efficiency in underground mining applications. The tunnel boring system is based on Aker Wirth’s innovative MTM technology (Mobile Tunnel Miner) and the experience and competence in underground hard rock mining and tunneling. Additionally, the company offers technologies for all types of shaft constructions in mining. Pile Top drill rigs for supply and ventilation shafts with diameters of up to 4.5 m and depths of up to 300 m, along with L-type rigs for shafts with diameters of up to 8 m and depths of up to 800 m, belong to the range of products. Both technologies use the reverse circulation (air-lift) drilling method.last_img read more

Un dépistage systématique du cancer du sein avant 50 ans

first_imgUn dépistage systématique du cancer du sein avant 50 ans ? Actuellement, le dépistage du cancer du sein est recommandé chez les femmes à partir de 50 ans. Mais 16,5% des cas de cancer surviennent entre 40 et 50 ans. Les spécialistes s’interrogent donc sur la possibilité de rendre le dépistage également systématique chez les quadragénaires. Tous les deux ans, les femmes de 50 à 74 ans reçoivent en France une invitation à réaliser une mammographie dans le cadre du dépistage organisé du cancer du sein. Ce programme lancé il y a plusieurs années vise à diminuer la mortalité de ce type de cancer en permettant une détection de la maladie à un stade plus précoce. Mais aujourd’hui, ce dépistage est régulièrement remis en question, rassurant ou au contraire inquiétant à tort les femmes en révélant des lésions qui seraient restées silencieuses.Pourtant, les spécialistes se posent actuellement la question d’étendre le programme aux femmes à partir de 40 ans. En effet, “les cancers du sein entre 40 et 50 ans représentent 16,5% de l’ensemble des cancers du sein”, a précisé le Dr Marc Espié (hôpital Saint-Louis), lors d’un colloque organisé par les Comités féminins pour la prévention et le dépistage des cancers. De plus, l’évolution des cancers chez les femmes plus jeunes est plus rapide, d’où l’importance d’une détection précoce. Sur 24 pays qui ont un programme national de dépistage, 5 ont fixé le seuil dès 40 ans, deux à 45 ans. En Grande-Bretagne, il va être abaissé de 50 à 47 ans.Un risque accru de cancer radio-induit ?Néanmoins, l’extension de ce dépistage suscite de nombreuses questions et les spécialistes avancent plusieurs arguments allant contre cette possibilité. A ce jour, près de la moitié des femmes entre 40 et 49 ans a déjà eu une mammographie. Etendre le dépistage consisterait donc à augmenter la surveillance. Mais cela serait-il bénéfique ? Pas nécessairement d’après le Dr Anne Tardivon de l’Institut Curie. Celle-ci explique en effet que les femmes plus jeunes ont généralement des seins plus denses, plus hétérogènes, soumis à des variations en raison des cycles hormonaux. Autant de facteurs qui augmentent le risque de “manquer un cancer” ou au contraire d’en diagnostiquer à tort, rapporte l’AFP.À lire aussiCancer : définition, causes, types, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Autre argument : le problème de l’irradiation subie lors de ces examens dont la référence est la mammographie qui utilise des rayons X. Le sein est l’un des organes les plus radiosensibles, et plus on irradie jeune, plus le risque de cancer radio-induit est important, explique le Dr Catherine Colin des Hospices civils de Lyon. “A priori, après 50 ans, on est tranquille”, mais entre 40 et 45 ans, “les études ne tranchent pas”, précise t-elle. Un dépistage plus ciblé  De son côté, la présidente de l’Institut national du cancer (INCa) Agnès Buzyn exclut totalement cette possibilité : “Il n’existe pas d’éléments justifiant une extension du programme de dépistage généralisé”. Toutefois, “la question se pose d’un dépistage plus ciblé en fonction des facteurs de risque individuels” qui sont par exemple des antécédents familiaux, du tabagisme, ou encore du surpoids. Une surveillance déjà mise en place chez les femmes porteuses d’une mutation génétique associée à un haut risque de développer un cancer du sein. Dès 30 ans, celles-ci font l’objet d’une surveillance annuelle qui comprend mammographie, échographie et IRM. Si la question est donc loin d’être débattue, les spécialistes restent “prudents pour l’instant”, confirme la président de l’INCa.Le 10 octobre 2011 à 10:36 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Keeping older folks healthy can pay off

first_imghttp://www.clark.wa.gov/planning/aging/taskforce.htmlIf Clark County can help its ever-growing elderly population stay healthy over the coming decades, it can pay off for everybody in the community.That was one of the messages Thursday afternoon from Dr. Howard Frumkin, dean of public health at the University of Washington.Frumkin discussed creating healthier communities during a workshop held by the county’s Aging Readiness Task Force. The task force was appointed to assess the county’s capacity to serve a growing number of older people. “I’m interested in helping people stay as self-sufficient as they can,” said Vancouver resident Erica Kelley, one of 25 members. “I enjoy good health myself, so I’m one of the fortunate people. I can pay it back a bit.”Clark County is doing a good job of getting ahead of that curve, Frumkin said just before his presentation in the Vancouver Barracks Red Cross Building.“This is innovative,” he said.Very few areas are applying the concept of preparedness, usually the realm of emergency response, to long-term population trends such as graying populations, Frumkin said.last_img read more

TVGuidecom Graded Best Good Housekeeping Worst Top Mag Web Sites

first_imgTime.com. Earns a B+ for crisp navigation and uncluttered design while receiving criticism for subsection titles that are poorly identified. The site is highly praised for its social network options and engaging features such as “Most Read” and “Most E-mailed” stories.Cosmopolitan. The site is lauded for a clean and carefully designed homepage designed to get readers inside the Web site as well as “intelligent use” of quizzes. 24/7 Wall Street says the site makes one big mistake by putting “More from Cosmo” so close to the bottom of the homepage. Minimal social media and Web 2.0 features. Grade: BLadies Home Journal. Receives a B for an “extremely well-designed homepage” and for editors engaging visitors right away with a section called “Everybody’s Talking About.” Most pages have search functions to help the reader find other interactive tools on the Web site.People.com Despite a slick design and intuitive navigation, 24/7 Wall Street says People.com “has been hemorrhaging visitors.” Still, the report gives People.com a “B” and says the site is “set up to maximize page views by keeping visitors occupied.”Taste of Home: A Reader’s Digest site, 24/7 Wall Street says, “This is about as ‘plain vanilla’ as a content site can be, which is not all bad.” Props are given to the simple and straightforward slide shows and instructional videos, while “Top Recipes” section gets slammed for “text links which look primitive and resemble Google advertising.” Grade: B-Reader’s Digest. Site earns praise for clean navigation that runs across the top of the homepage and a section called “Today’s Digest” that draws visitors to the site. RD.com gets marked down for a hard-to-find Comments section and lack of multimedia. Better Homes and Gardens. Site gets a B- for a “My BHG” option that allows visitors to become members and customize what they want from the Web site. National Geographic. The site is “well designed to bring readers to sections beyond the home page and makes state of the art use of multimedia features, especially video.”Woman’s Day. Site has a well designed, clean and easy-to-follow homepage but marked down for hiding important elements such as games, blogs and coupons.Sports Illustrated. SI.com is praised for the center of its front page which features video but is also “clean and well done.” However, photo and video sections at the bottom of the homepage are called “average” in design and quality while type is small and pages are cramped.Grade: CPlayboy.com. Earns high marks for being visually well done and offering engaging features like a section for downloading free MP3s and a sophisticated entertainment guide but the report takes a shot at Playboy for attempting to put much of the content behind a pay wall. “There may be some evidence that online readers will pay for content but naked women are probably in a different category than world news.”Grade: C-Family Circle. Report calls the homepage “boring” and marks site down for random organization of articles. Family Circle does get credit for a “very clever section” that allows readers to gets specific information on topics of interest via e-mail.Game Informer Magazine. The report says, “Given the demographic of heavy video game users, it is surprising that the site has so few social media connections.” Grade: D+Prevention.com. Site gets a “D+” for overwhelming the reader “with too much material crowded onto its homepage” and promotions that can be confused with editorial. Bright spots include a robust community site with a visible link to Facebook.Grade: DSouthern Living. While the design is fine, the Web site offers almost nothing beyond the magazine, according to the report. Props are given to the “home section” for its use of video and 360 degree viewing but the fitness section is lacking much-needed illustrations and the community section is an after-thought. Newsweek.com. The report takes Newsweek.com to task for an “extremely confusing” homepage that features blog sections with titles that have no meaning to the readers. “Newsweek.com is one of the few sites where the reader has an easier time navigating the site on the inside pages and sections,” the report says. “Almost all the major design elements are text and the use of illustrations and video are typically pushed to the bottom of the pages.”AARP the Magazine. Site is marked down for choppy lay-out and confusing copy.Grade: D-Good Housekeeping. Receives the lowest grade in the survey for an “awkwardly designed homepage,” a jumble of content mixed with distracting offers for the print magazine and online promotions and “photos so poorly cropped that they are over-layered on top of the text.”Not Graded:   American Automobile Association. With more than five separate sites tied into parent AAA.com, 24/7 Wall Street doesn’t offer a grading. Financial news site 24/7 Wall Street has released a new report grading the top 20 consumer magazine Web sites. The sites are rated “A” through “F” based on strength of content; ease of use and navigation; use of technology and online tools including comment sections, message boards and multimedia; layout; a strong advertiser presence and size of audience (based on data from Compete.com and Nielsen Netview). The listing on 24/7 Wall Street’s site is confusing with the sites ranked 1-20 based not on the Web site grades or even online traffic but the magazine’s print circulation. Below, we’ve reworked the order according to the grading and summarized 24/7 Wall Street’s comments for each site. The results are surprising, with some legacy print brands scoring high marks while others that have made very aggressive online moves not faring so well. Grade: A+TVGuide.com. The best magazine Web site of the survey, according to 24/7 Wall Street, with “a nearly perfect combination of the best of the print version and contains features that strengthen the product online.” Latest news, photos and video run straight across the top while search features allow users to explore the site or the site’s video. Inside sections are extremely simple and functional.Grade: B+AARP Bulletin. The news site for AARP earns a high grade for easy navigation and an excellent “Ask the Experts Section.” However, the site for AARP the Magazine doesn’t fare as well (see Grade: D). last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Anantha Chandrakasan To Join Analog Devices Board of Directors

first_img(NOTE: Analog Devices, headquartered in Norwood, has a location in Wilmington at 804 Woburn Street.)WILMINGTON, MA — Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Anantha Chandrakasan as an independent director on the Board, effective January 1, 2019. Dr. Chandrakasan is dean of MIT’s School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In addition, Dr. Chandrakasan co-chairs the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab and chairs the MIT-SenseTime Alliance on Artificial Intelligence and J-Clinic, the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health at MIT.“We are honored to welcome Anantha to the ADI Board. His impressive work at MIT and expertise in technologies that are shaping the future of information and communication, business, and indeed, society will be of great value to ADI,” said Ray Stata, ADI Chairman of the Board. “We look forward to his contributions to the Company.”Dr. Chandrakasan joined the MIT faculty in 1994 and was director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) from 2006 until he became the head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2011, a position that concluded with his appointment as dean in July 2017. He is an IEEE fellow, and in 2015 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. In addition, he has received many prestigious awards including the 2009 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award, the 2013 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits, an honorary doctorate from KU Leuven in 2016, and the UC Berkeley EE Distinguished Alumni Award.Dr. Chandrakasan earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.About Analog DevicesAnalog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) is a leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret.(NOTE: The above press release is from Analog Devices.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Analog Devices Recognized For Employee Benefits, Work Culture & Business GrowthIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Analog Devices Welcomes Karen Golz To Board of DirectorsIn “Business”SELECTMEN NEWS: Analog Devices Updates Town On $157 Million Campus ExpansionIn “Government”last_img read more

Mysterious UFO spotted near Vikram Sarabhai Space Center in Kerala police launch

first_imgA UFO spotted recently in Saudi Arabia (Representational Purpose)YouTube: Mavi777A mysterious unidentified flying object (UFO) hovered multiple times in the night skies of Kovalam and Kochiveli coastal areas in Kerala. The police later clarified that a drone equipped with a camera had hovered above Vikram Sarabhai Space Center. The police and intelligence department have now started a joint investigation to unveil the mysteries surrounding this incident.It was a local police officer engaged in night patrolling who initially spotted the UFO. Police have taken this event seriously as the drone flew over one of the most secured locations in the area.Usually, movie shooting crew fly drones in these areas during day times. On the day of the incident, nobody had sought permission from the police to fly drones in the night, and this has added up to the seriousness surrounding the sighting.After the Pulwama attack, the central government had issued alerts to coastal states like Kerala stating that terrorists may use the sea as a medium to infiltrate into the country. Earlier, during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, terrorists including Ajmal Kasab had entered the country via sea, and they carried out a brutal massacre which resulted in the deaths of 166 people.It was previously reported that Kerala is slowly emerging as one of the hubs of terrorists in India. A couple of years back, several reports had surfaced stating that a handful of youngsters from the state had fled to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).A couple of days back, the White House had warned that Pakistan’s aggression against India is not at all acceptable. It should be noted that this is one of the strongest message ever issued by the Trump administration as military tension between Pakistan and India threatens to spill over into all-out war.last_img read more

Mayor Grows Talent Pool With City Solicitor Pick

first_img“Baltimore is at an historic intersection as it seeks to continue to rebuild itself as a thriving, diverse, and welcoming community, one truly on the move to greater heights,” he added.When he leaves the bench to take the job as the city’s lawyer at the end of August, Davis will end what will be a thirty year career as a judge.Davis, a Baltimore native who attended high school in Massachusetts, college in Pennsylvania and law school at the University of Maryland School of Law, was first an associate judge in for the state District Court in 1987 later moving to the state Circuit Court.  President Bill Clinton appointed him as judge for the U.S. District Court for Maryland in 1995.  He was appointed to the 4th Circuit in 2009 by President Barack Obama and obtained senior status in 2014.Steve Klepper, a Baltimore-based appellate attorney, said Davis is well respected in the legal community.“He earned great respect from his time when he was a University of Maryland law professor,” Klepper said adding that Davis “is a judge who is unafraid of saying interesting things” and is not afraid to address topics other judges will not; “all within ethical bounds” of what a judge can do.The appointment of Davis continues a line of what observers call “top talent” being recruited by the Pugh administration.“This is one of the things you get when you elect somebody with years of experience,” said Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College.Kromer adds Pugh knows the inner workings of government on a city and state level and understands the type of people needed for the roles needed.  And she has tried to pick people to help round out areas of potential weakness.Pugh, herself, has often said she doesn’t have all of the answers but would defer to others who might have more expertise in an area.For example, Jill Carter, who now heads the city Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, was a long time delegate in Annapolis who supported police accountability, fair housing practices and other equality issues.“[Carter] is somebody I think gives her some serious credibility with the more progressive community in Baltimore City,” Kromer said.Peter Hammen, another former long-time delegate, oversees 12 city agencies as chief of operations.  While he was in the legislature, Hammen was chairman of the Health and Government Operations Committee for more than a decade.James T. Smith Jr., chief of strategic alliance, is not only a former Baltimore County Executive, he’s a former circuit judge and state transportation secretary.Pugh has more appointments to announce.  She has yet to pick permanent leaders for the departments of transportation or recreation and parks.An announcement is coming in the next few weeks concerning new commissioners for housing and community development. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s most recent major appointment continues a streak of top talent joining the new administration.Baltimore native Andre M. Davis is the latest strong candidate to join Mayor Catherine Pugh’s administration. (Courtesy Photo)The mayor announced on May 3 the appointment of U.S. Circuit Judge Andre M. Davis as city solicitor.Davis, a senior judge on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, simultaneously announced his retirement from the bench the same day; calling it a “mixed blessing.”“It has been an extraordinary privilege and a high honor to have served the people of our city, state and country in the important work of safeguarding the rule of law,” he said in a statement.last_img read more