2 days agoArsenal legend Wright has Nketiah advice for Bielsa

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal legend Wright has Nketiah advice for Bielsaby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Ian Wright has lead the chorus of supporters asking for Eddie Nketiah to start Leeds’ next match.The 20-year-old scored his third goal of the season to rescue a point for the Whites in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Preston.It was Nketiah’s 11th substitute appearance, having not been started once by Marcelo Bielsa.And Gunners legend Ian Wright, who has given Nketiah advice this season, has demanded Bielsa change his starting line-up.Wright wrote simply on Twitter: “Start him.”Both Leeds and Arsenal supporters echoed the statement across social media. last_img

Louisville Commit G.G. Robinson Says It’s “Messed Up’ That The Cardinals Pulled Their Offer From Matt Colburn

first_imgThe bad side of college football recruiting was showcased by Louisville Monday night, as the Cardinals pulled their scholarship offer from commit Matt Colburn, less than two days before National Signing Day. Bobby Petrino’s program received some serious criticism from recruiting analysts following the news, including this rant from a Rivals.com writer that called for all South Carolina high school players to boycott Louisville. Even a Cardinals’ commit thinks Louisville was rough on Colburn, a three-star running back out of Irmo, South Carolina. G.G. Robinson, a three-star defensive end committed to Petrino’s program, tweeted the following Tuesday morning. Man what Louisville did to my boy Matt was messed up….. That’s awful— GG (@GGRobinson85) February 3, 2015What Louisville did isn’t unheard of, but doing it less than 48 hours before National Signing Day seems fairly classless. The Cardinals’ 2015 class ranks No. 31 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings.last_img read more

Environmental toxins impair fertility of future generations

first_imgExposure to environmental pollutants can cause alterations in brain development that affect sexual development and fertility for several generations, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Liege in Belgium monitored the sexual development of three generations of rats. Pregnant rats were exposed to a mixture of common endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), at doses equivalent to those commonly experienced by people. Their offspring showed impairments in sexual development and maternal behaviour that were passed on through several generations. Also Read – The Puja carnivalThe female rats born in the first and second generation showed impairments in their care for their own pups. However, the female rats in the second and third generation exhibited a delayed onset of puberty and altered reproductive cycle and ovarian follicle development, indicating that their fertility was affected, even though they were never themselves exposed to the EDCs. “Our results raise real concerns about the effects of these pollutants in our environment. We found effects of EDCs in generations of animals that had not been directly exposed to the chemicals,” said Anne-Simone Parent from the University of Liege. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraThe findings suggest that current levels of EDCs in our environment may already be causing long-lasting harm and that people and agencies should take measures to minimise exposure. We are exposed to hundreds of these pollutants in our daily lives, as they are used in the manufacture of plastics, pesticides and medicines. However, the extent of damage being done to our health and the consequences to future generations remains unclear.last_img read more

Jet staff knock on Aviation Ministrys doors

first_imgNew Delhi: Faced with the prospect of job loss, the employees of grounded Jet Airways knocked on the doors of government for helping to save the airline. The airline staff from across various departments took out a march on Tuesday in front of Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan that houses the Civil Aviation Ministry. The employees hope government will take note of their situation and act to protect jobs. Facing severe liquidity crisis, Jet Airways suspended all its operations on April 17 leaving its almost 22,000 employees in the lurch. With the financial health of the airline worsening since then and the SBI-led lenders yet to rope in a buyer, the carrier has seen mass exodus of employees especially engineers and pilots. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad A Jet insider now estimates that the staff strength of the airline could have come down by half in over one month. “Now that elections are over we hope that government would take necessary steps to revive Jet Airways. We will try to meet Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola and understand what government could do to protect our jobs,” said a protesting employee working with the airline’s engineering department. Another personnel said that the SBI-led lenders should expedite the stake sale process as there has already been significant delays. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi While lenders are vetting various investment proposals, most of the top airline executives including its CEO, CFO and Company Secretary have resigned from their respective positions citing personal reasons. Close on the heels of resignation by the airline’s whole-time director Gaurang Shetty, Etihad nominee on the board Robin Kamark also resigned on May 16. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, which holds 24 per cent stake in the crisis-hit Jet Airways, is currently the only solicited bidder for a stake in the airline. But experts have found its bid unattractive for the lenders given multiple riders attached to it. Besides offering to invest just Rs 1,700 crore against the requirement of Rs 15,000 crore to revive the crisis-hit airline, Etihad has in its proposal put the onus of finding majority buyer on lenders. The Gulf carrier also wants exemption from giving open offer in case its stake goes beyond 26 per cent.last_img read more

Womens Swimming Liz Li breaks Big Ten record claims Big Ten Championship

OSU then-sophomore Liz Li poses for a picture at the 2016 Big Ten Championships. Credit: Courtesy of OSUSenior Liz Li won her second consecutive Big Ten championship title in the 50-yard freestyle at the Big Ten Championships Thursday. Her winning time of 21.48 seconds established a new conference-record in the event that she previously set at the meet, and tied her own school record that she set for Ohio State last season.Coming into this event, Li held the third fastest 50-yard freestyle time in the country. She now holds the record for the fastest time in that event, earning her third individual Big Ten title of her career.Dating back to 2005, only five different swimmers have won a Big Ten championship in the event, all of whom have won it at least two consecutive seasons. Li has now become the fifth straight Big Ten swimmer to earn consecutive conference titles in the 50-yard freestyle.Li’s teammates earned success throughout the day as well.Senior Lindsey Clary claimed a fourth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:37.65, while junior Meg Bailey placed third in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:57.75. Li also competed in the 400-yard medley relay with senior Zulal Zeren, senior Taylor Vargo, and junior Macie McNichols, who claimed a fifth-place title with a time of 3:34.91.The Buckeyes stand in fifth-place overall after Day Two, behind Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota respectively.The competition will continue Friday with championships in the 100-yard butterfly, 400-yard individual medley, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke, three-meter diving and the 200-yard freestyle relay. Preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. and finals will take place at 6:30 p.m. read more

Javier Hernandez staying at West Ham says Pellegrini

first_imgJavier Hernandez has been assured that he remains a vital part of West Ham United for next season, says new manager Manuel PellegriniAfter a stellar spell in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen, Hernandez made a return to the Premier League last summer with West Ham in a reported £16m deal.However, what promised to an exciting partnership instead turned sour with Hernandez being close to leaving the Hammers in the winter transfer window after the appointment of his former Manchester United coach David Moyes.After ending his first season at West Ham with a return of eight goals in 28 Premier League games (12 of those coming off the bench), Hernandez’s future at the London club appeared to be set in stone following the arrival of Pellegrini.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…But, while the Chilean continues to add some big-name signings this summer, he has now assured Hernandez that he is a part of his plans for next season.“I spoke with Javier before he played the World Cup, when I signed here,” revealed Pellegrini, according to Kumb.“I told him that he would be a very important player here with me.”Hernandez impressed at the World Cup this summer for Mexico and managed to score the one goal and add an assist as El Tri impressively reached the knockout stages of the competition.last_img read more

Rooney I want to become a coach next

first_imgWayne Rooney revealed that he’s already begun work on earning his coaching badges as he enters the final stage of his playing careerThe 33-year-old striker will make an unexpected England farewell appearance against the United States tonight at Wembley.Despite rumours linking him with a short-term loan move back to the Premier League, Rooney will then return to Washington – where he intends to see out the remainder of his career.While his form for DC United suggests that his playing days are far from over, even Rooney knows that time is not on his side.However, the Manchester United legend plans on remaining involved with football by returning to England as a coach.“It is something I am passionate about and I want to do,” Rooney told the United website.“Obviously, I need to complete my badges, which I am doing over in the States.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Hopefully, by the time I come back to England, I will have them completed and be in a position to accept or reject any offers I get.”While coaching is his preference, Rooney wouldn’t rule out working as a TV pundit in the future.Fellow United legends Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes have all taken up regular punditry roles.“I would prefer to give coaching or management a go,” said Rooney.“If it doesn’t work out then I am sure there would be opportunities to do TV and whatever feels right for you.”Rooney is contracted at DC until 2021 after joining the MLS club in June.The friendly at Wembley between England and the US will begin tonight at 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

Craig Levein reflects on embarrassing defeat

first_imgHearts manager Craig Levein says he’s embarrassed after his side lost 5-0 to Livingston to Friday in the Scottish Premier League.It was goalless until the 72nd minute when Livingston were awarded a penalty and Hearts went on to concede four more goals in 18 minutes, leaving Levein humiliated by the final scoreline.“Horrible. Embarrassing. I just didn’t see it coming. We had things go against us in a short time frame, starting with Clevid (Dikamona) having to go off,” Levein told Sky Sports.“We’ve got injuries at centre-half without that happening. The second half, we started reasonably well. I felt we were better than the first half.News: Pereira has gone on loan from United to Hearts George Patchias – August 13, 2019 The young Portuguese goalkeeper has secured a loan deal for the remainder of the season to Hearts of the Scottish Premier League.According to a…“Then we’ve had a mad spell around the first goal when Bobby (Zlamal) has spent far too long making his mind up whether to come for the ball, and paid the penalty.“We lose Arnaud, I thought it was harsh, but it wasn’t what led to us losing five goals. That was down to us capitulating. We made them look like Paris St Germain at times.“Some people went in their shell and started looking after themselves. It’s embarrassing, it really is.“I have to give credit to Livingston but my main concern is making sure that, for our supporters, in particular, that doesn’t happen again. Because that just wasn’t acceptable.”last_img read more

Emery Ramsey remains focused at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery remains pleased with Aaron Ramsey’s commitment on the pitch and will respect whatever decision he makes over his futureReports emerged earlier today claiming that Ramsey has agreed to join Serie A champions Juventus on a free transfer this summer.Apparently, a pre-contract agreement between Ramsey and Juventus will be sorted out after the Bianconeri’s Coppa Italia game against AC Milan next Wednesday.But Emery refused to shed any light on Ramsey’s future and instead praised the Welsh star’s commitment to Arsenal.“I cannot say more about his situation,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“The most important thing is that Aaron Ramsey is with us. His future I respect a lot because he has a very private decision but he is with us every day, and I repeat that I am very happy with him.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Ramsey played the full 90 minutes of last Saturday’s FA Cup third round 3-0 win at Blackpool.“In the last match I was very happy with him,” added Emery.“I asked in the last match at Blackpool if he is okay to help us play and he said, ‘Yeah, coach, I want to play’ and he played with a very big behaviour and commitment to us.“After, his future belongs to him, his family and agent. Every day he’s here with us, he’s working very well. I want his behaviour and his focus to be on West Ham on Saturday.”The Spaniard also announced that Arsenal will only be able to do loan signings this month.last_img read more

Two teens arrested accused of starting Carlsbad playground fire

first_imgTwo teens arrested accused of starting Carlsbad playground fire 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCARLSBAD (KUSI) – An arson fire damaged playground equipment Monday morning in Carlsbad, authorities said.The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 3:50 a.m. on playground equipment located between Saltgrass Avenue and Sweetwater Street, Carlsbad Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Chumbley said.The Carlsbad Fire Department and the Carlsbad Police Department will be conducting a joint investigation into the fire.The investigation lead to the arrest of two juvenile suspects, a 17-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, according to police.Firefighters arrived and found the playground equipment fully engulfed, Chumbley said.Crews knocked down the flames within 10 minutes and prevented the fire from spreading to other structures, Chumbley said. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 8, 2019last_img read more

Elon Musk to face trial over pedo claim against rescue diver

first_img Tags Tech Industry Roadshow 4 Comments Elon Musk is headed to court. Joshua Lott / Getty Images Elon Musk is headed to court in October over comments he made about a British diver who helped rescue a boys soccer team trapped in a Thai cave.In July, the Tesla CEO called Vernon Unsworth, who assisted in the rescue, a “pedo guy” on Twitter after the diver criticized Musk’s proposed submarine rescue plan. Unsworth sued Musk in September for defamation.In a court order filed Friday, US District Judge Stephen Wilson denied Musk’s attempt to dismiss the defamation case and set a trail date for Oct. 22. The Verge earlier reported on the court order.”The significance of the ruling is clear: publication of accusations on Twitter does not provide a safe harbor for defamatory statements that are false and convey that they are factual,” said L. Lin Wood, Unsworth’s attorney, in an emailed statement Friday.Musk’s lawyers had argued that statements made on “unmoderated internet forums” like Twitter are considered opinion because “internet speech is unique,” according to the court order. Wilson rejected those arguments. The judge pointed to an email Musk sent to BuzzFeed, in which he told a reporter to “stop defending child rapists” and made an unsubstantiated claim that Unsworth moved to Thailand to marry a 12-year-old child bride, according to the court order.”There is nothing about the context in which [Musk ]made the statements…that would create doubt as to whether [Musk’s] statements implied assertions of objective fact,” Wilson wrote. The judge also pointed to the fact that Musk followed up with his initial tweet about Unsworth by adding “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true,” indicating he believed the veracity of his statement.Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.You can read the court document below: Share your voice Elon Musk Teslalast_img read more

UPDATE Trump Announces US Withdrawal From Iran Deal

first_img Share 2:25 p.m.President Donald Trump says the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, which he is calling “defective at its core.”Trump on Tuesday signed a presidential memorandum withdrawing from the 2015 agreement and he is planning to reinstall sanctions on the Iranian regime. He says in an address to the nation that he will be reinstituting the highest level of sanctions and warning any country not to help the Iranian government.Trump says America “will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail” and will not allow “a regime that chants ‘Death to America’” to get access to nuclear weapons.The president says he made the decision after consulting with U.S. allies.______ 2:20 p.m.President Donald Trump is railing against the Iran nuclear agreement as “a horrible, one-sided deal” based on a lie.Trump’s comments Tuesday come as he announces plans to follow through on his campaign threat to pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran during a televised address at the White House.Trump says that if he allowed the deal to stand, there would soon be a nuclear arms race.He also says a constructive deal could easily have been struck at the time, but it wasn’t.Trump is calling Iran a “regime of great terror.”And he says that “no action taken by the regime has been more dangerous than its pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means of delivering them.”______President Donald Trump is following through on his campaign threat and withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark nuclear accord with Iran.That’s according to two people familiar with the decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record. They did not have any details on how the withdrawal would unfold.Trump is expected to make the announcement Tuesday afternoon.It wasn’t immediately clear which sanctions lifted under the deal that Trump plans to immediately re-impose. He has several options. A more limited move could leave Trump more room to potentially stay in the deal if other members agree to toughen it.The president has long criticized the 2015 agreement, which lifted most U.S. and international sanctions against the country. In return, Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program making it impossible to produce a bomb, along with rigorous inspections.The decision deals a profound blow to some of America’s closest allies — including Britain, France and Germany, who joined the U.S. only three years ago to sign the deal.center_img AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaIn this May 5, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax reform at Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio.last_img read more

DC Program Matches Residents with Jobs

first_imgBy Brelaun Douglas, Special to the AFROEarlier this summer, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a plan to connect D.C. residents in communities disproportionately impacted by unemployment and violence with work experience and training through the 1,000 Opportunities initiative. The goal was to connect 1,000 residents in 90 days.Bowser announced September 5 that the District has exceeded its goal and matched over 1,180 Washingtonians with job opportunities in just 11 weeks.The 1,000 Opportunities program is exceeding expectations.(Courtesy photo)“With the help of our community partners, the 1,000 Opportunities initiative has already surpassed the original goal, and we’re not slowing down,” Bowser said.1,000 Opportunities was launched as part of the Safer, Stronger DC initiative, a broader series led by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity and the Office of the City Administrator. It is aimed at creating new pathways to employment and violence prevention across the District and since its launch has hosted community events, enrolled over 350 at-risk youth in a free summer enrichment program and expanded residential clean teams.Training opportunities were provided by the Department of Employment Services through Project Empowerment, DC Quick Path to Transportation and Back to Work 50+.On September 15, a 1,000 Opportunities conference will be held at the DC Infrastructure Academy, located at 2330 Pomeroy Road, SE, providing residents with resume advice, helping to hone their interview skills and to talk about more opportunities.For more information go to 1kopportunitiesdc.com.last_img read more

Soon 20 more CNG buses in South Bengal districts

first_imgKolkata: Soon, twenty more CNG buses will be introduced in South Bengal districts to reduce pollution. The state Environment department will be funding the project.The state Environment minister, Suvendu Adhikari, who is also the state’s Transport minister, said steps have been taken to introduce more number of CNG buses. Around 20 more such buses will be operating in different parts of the South Bengal districts.The CNG buses are environment friendly and help to curb the level of pollution in the state. It may be mentioned that the state Transport department has a plan to operate CNG buses all over the state and will be done in phases. Each bus costs around Rs 1 crore. But the maintenance cost of the CNG buses is considerably much less than those of the diesel run ones. At the same time, the cost of fuel will be much cheaper as gas costs lesser than diesel. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe state government had earlier introduced CNG buses in Asansol and Durgapur. At present, 30 CNG buses ply in Asansol and Durgapur. The project has become immensely successful and now the state government has taken steps to introduce more number of CNG buses.Several steps were taken in the past seven years to increase the number of buses so that people do not have to wait for a long time to get a bus to reach their destinations. Initiatives for introducing environment friendly vehicles were also taken. The state Transport department is giving all support for the promotion of electric vehicles and decision has been taken to allow owners of the electric vehicles to recharge their vehicles at the charging points, where the electric buses of the West Bengal Transport Corporationwill be recharged.They will be charged for the electricity cost under the “no gain no loss” policy as it has been done for promotion of e-vehicles. The state government will also introduce 80 electric buses by August.last_img read more

JU to study chances of volcanotriggered tsunami

first_imgKolkata: The Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management of Jadavpur University is planning to take up awareness measures on the possibility of a tsunami wreck following a volcanic eruption.The move comes after the death of more than 350 people in a tsunami caused after an earthquake in Indonesia, a volcanically active country, in December 2018. There were no warning signs of such a disaster. “We have no knowledge about the quantum of a volcanic eruption, which can bring about a tsunami. We will collect information in this regard through internet or by coordinating with the national and international universities with whom we have collaborations. This will enable us to make our students and the common people more aware and prepare in the face of such a disaster,” said Gupinath Bhandari of civil engineering department of JU, who is in charge of the Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management college wing. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalAfter the devastating tsunami at the Andaman & Nicobar Islands following an earthquake, we started delving deeper into the quantum of a submarine tremor whose after-effect could be a tsunami. A detailed study in this regard made us aware that if the intensity of an earthquake is over 6.3 on the Richter scale, there are chances of a tsunami and if the intensity is over 7.5 on the Richter scale, then the damage of the disaster becomes much greater. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Following this gain of knowledge we have been conducting projects and awareness campaigns and even done some in coordination with Bangladesh. We want to do the same regarding the possibility of a tsunami occurrence after a volcanic eruption. For this, we have to gain knowledge on whether there is any quantum calculation of an eruption that can bring a tsunami as an aftermath,” Bhandari said. The deadly tsunami in Indonesia had killed 373 people and left several trapped in the rubble after strings of buildings collapsed as the tsunami struck almost without any warning. The Ring of Fire where such phenomena occur stretches from Sunda Strait to North America. “It is true that volcano-triggered tsunamis can take place only around the Ring of Fire but as we are working in the area of disaster preparedness, early warning dissemination of knowledge is essential,” Bhandari added.last_img read more

Tours Chanteclercs first English brochure features Tahiti

first_img Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Tags: Tahiti Tours Chanteclerc’s first English brochure features Tahiti Posted by Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group MONTREAL — Tours Chanteclerc has launched its first English-language brochure, ‘Island Dreams’ with a focus on Tahiti.The brochure includes a group section with departures from $4,999 per person including taxes from L.A. An early booking promotion is available on these programs until Aug. 31.The brochure also features several hotel chains and island combinations. Clients can also add excursion packages to complete their trip to Tahiti. There are also 14-day Marquesas Islands cruises onboard passenger freighter Aranui 5.Tours Chanteclerc’s Evelyn Cassis, “well-known in the travel industry for her love for Tahiti, dedication and expertise”, can be reached at ecassis@tourschanteclerc.com.To ensure a presence in the English market, Tours Chanteclerc has also added Fred Heinrich to its team. Heinrich, a 40-year veteran in the travel industry and expert in French Polynesia, will be taking care of travel agencies in Ontario and the Maritimes. He can be reached at fheinrich@tourschanteclerc.comTo order the English-language brochure send an email with your details to info@tourschanteclerc.com. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Russian pay TV operator Orion Express has secured

first_imgRussian pay TV operator Orion Express has secured regulatory approval to begin broadcasting on Intelsat’s Horizons-2 satellite at 85° East after a long delay, according to local reports.The satellite, originally launched as a joint venture with Japan’s Sky Perfect JSat at 74° East, was moved to its new position by Intelsat specifically to serve Orion Express as anchor customer. However, the Russian State Commission on Radio Frequencies held back from authorising the service to broadcast because of interference issues with Kazakhstan’s Kazsat-2 satellite. The interested parties have now agreed to coordinate the use of frequencies, according to the reports.Orion Express is currently available via the Intelsat-15 and Express-AM3 satellites.last_img

It will be interesting to hear what Helicopter B

first_imgIt will be interesting to hear what “Helicopter” Ben has to say for himself…and how the precious metal markets will react, or be allowed to react.As has been the case for some time now, the gold price didn’t do a lot during the Far East trading session on Tuesday…and was down about four dollars when London opened at 8:00 a.m. BST.  From the open, the gold price rallied slowly but surely…and spiked right at the London p.m. gold fix.  From that spike high of the day [$1,650.50 spot] the gold price then got sold down immediately…and from noon onwards in New York, gold traded flat into the close of electronic trading at 5:15 p.m. Eastern time.Gold closed at $1,641.50 spot…down $3.20 on the day.  Net volume was very light…around 98,000 contracts.Silver’s price path was pretty much the same as gold’s…except for the fact that the sell off after the London p.m. gold fix took the silver price down into negative territory on the day.  The high price tick was $31.25 spot.Silver closed at $30.83 spot…down 4 cents from Monday’s close…and well off its spike high price at the fix.  Gross volume was monstrous, but once all the spreads/roll-overs out of the May contract were subtracted, the volume dropped down to a net 22,000 contracts, which is very light.The dollar index opened around the 79.35 mark in early morning trading in the Far East…and struggled to maintain that right up until minutes before 9:00 a.m. in New York.  Then, in the space of an hour, the dollar index fell 25 basis points…with its low price tick coming at precisely 10:00 a.m. in New York.  Gold and silver’s high tick of the day came about ten minutes after that.From there, the dollar index gained back a bit of its decline in rather erratic fashion…and finished down about 15 basis points on the day.The gold stocks didn’t rally much going into the London p.m. gold fix…and quickly got sold off after that.  From there they chopped around the unchanged mark for the rest of the Wednesday trading day…and the HUI finished flat, showing no change…0.00%…on the day.The silver stocks finished mixed…and Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index closed up/down a tiny 0.41%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME Daily Delivery Report was another quiet one…as it will probably be for the rest of the April delivery month…as only 25 gold and 16 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Thursday.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV…and the U.S. Mint didn’t have a sales report, either.The Zürcher Kantonalbank had an updated report on their gold and silver ETFs at the end of trading last Friday.  Their gold ETF showed a small decline of 2,586 troy ounces…and their silver ETF showed a decline of only 62,761 ounces.Monday was pretty quiet over at the Comex-approved depositories as well.  They reported receiving only 38,009 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 3,002 ounces out the door.I have the usual number of stories for a mid-week column…and I hope you have time to go through all of them.The entire world economy rests on the consumer; if he ever stops spending money he doesn’t have on things he doesn’t need, we’re done for. – Bill BonnerWith volume being as low as it was yesterday, I wouldn’t read too much into Tuesday’s price action in either gold or silver.  But it’s tempting to fantasize how high both silver and gold would have risen if both metals hadn’t run into a willing seller once the London gold ‘fix’ was in at 10:00 a.m. New York time.Yesterday, at the close of Comex trading at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, was the cut-off for this Friday’s Commitment of Traders Report.  All of Monday’s price action in both gold…and particularly in silver…will be in this report.  Both Ted and I were speculating about how much of an improvement we would see in the Commercial net short position in silver…and if JPMorgan et al were able to trick a bunch of the technical funds into going short during Monday’s engineered price decline in that metal.  In two days we’ll have our answer.Far East price action on their Wednesday was absolutely dead.  Volumes were the lowest that I’ve ever seen in all my years of watching the overnight markets.  Gold volume, up until the London open, was under 7,000 contracts…and silver’s net volume was still well under 800 contracts thirty minutes after trading began in London!  I would guess they would be record low volumes.  And as I hit the send button on today’s missive at 5:17 a.m. Eastern time, I note that neither gold nor silver are doing much price-wise.  Although trading volumes have picked up substantially in both metals, they’re still incredibly light.It’s eerily quiet out there…and I’m not exactly sure what to make of it…and I certainly have no idea which way prices are going to go from here.  But if I was forced to bet ten bucks, I’d say that we saw the lows for both gold and silver during the Comex session on Monday.  And as I said yesterday, I wouldn’t bet the ranch on it, as a ten spot is all I would care to lose if I’m wrong.If we do go lower from here, it will have nothing to do with what’s happening in the real world of supply and demand…or the current goings-on in the fiat currency world…it will all have to do with the what ‘da boyz’ are up to.  That’s the long and the short of it.Today is the last day of the FOMC meeting…and it will be interesting to hear what “Helicopter” Ben has to say for himself…and how the precious metal markets will react, or be allowed to react to whatever he says.  So I await the Comex trading session in New York today with special interest.Before I close, I would like to remind you one last time that, starting on Friday, Casey’s spring summit…“Recovery Reality Check”…will be held in Florida. If you’re not registered to attend, you may want to purchase the complete audio collection (available in a 20-CD set and/or MP3 downloads) so you can listen at home. The faculty presenting includes David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Reagan; resource investing legend Rick Rule; Casey Research Chairman Doug Casey; Harry Dent, best-selling author of The Crash Ahead; Lacy Hunt, executive VP of Hoisington Investment Management…and 26 other financial luminaries. And they are telling me if you order before the show starts on April 27th…you’ll save $100.  To learn more about the 31 financial experts and what they are presenting, you can click here…and it costs nothing to check it out.See you on Thursday. 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The news is just out that a company called Red Eag

first_imgThe news is just out that a company called Red Eagle Mining (RD.V) has received the final permit it needs to build its San Ramon Gold Mine in Colombia. We don’t own Red Eagle shares, but this very good news is important to us, because there has been increasing skepticism of Colombia as a mining jurisdiction in recent years. Decades of war and terrorism had pretty much halted modern exploration in Colombia, so when that wound down in the early 2000s, there was an exploration boom. Many stocks soared simply on the basis of acquiring properties to spend money on in the country. Then reality set in, progress was slow, the market turned down, and environmental opposition to mining in the country ramped up. The skepticism was not unreasonable. That makes it all the more important that Red Eagle’s final license was granted in full, without conditions. This shows that Colombia is indeed open to responsible mining, and that’s just what we needed to know regarding our own investments in the country.last_img read more

The percentage of SP 500 stocks trading above the

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