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APTN National NewsA home burglary can leave anyone feeling angry and violated.But the family of a famous Aboriginal musician says a thief has actually stolen a piece of themselves by robbing them of their loved one.APTN’s Annette Francis reports.
CALGARY – Houston-based ConocoPhillips Co. says it is selling oil and gas assets in the United States while increasing its stake in Western Canada.The company that sold most of its Canadian oilsands and conventional drilling operations to Cenovus Energy Inc. last year says it recently closed or signed deals to sell C$320 million in non-core assets in the U.S., including several packages in the Permian Basin of Texas.It says it spent C$154 million to add 14,000 hectares to its existing 56,000 hectares of drilling rights prospective for the Montney, a tight oil and gas formation found near the border between Alberta and B.C.It says it also bought almost 100,000 hectares in the U.S., most in the Austin Chalk play in central Louisiana, without giving a price.Calgary-based Cenovus spent $17.7 billion a year ago to buy ConocoPhillips’ half-share in its steam-driven oilsands projects in northern Alberta as well as conventional natural gas properties in northeastern B.C. and northwestern Alberta. After the deal closed, ConocoPhillips said it would lay off 300 staff in Calgary.Matt Fox, executive vice-president of strategy for the Houston company, says lands acquired in Louisiana and Canada will add to its inventory of low-cost growth opportunities without requiring immediate investment.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:CVE) read more
The energy sector helped Canada’s main stock index close higher Wednesday, while the loonie soared after the latest rate announcement by the Bank of Canada.The Canadian central bank kept its key interest rate on hold at 1.25 per cent, but its comments increased market expectations that it would raise the rate in July, said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at HollisWealth.“They did not raise rates this go round, but they basically gave an indication or at least a hint that they still believe that they need to raise interest rates in the future to combat an economy that’s heating up, to combat the fear of inflation.”The Canadian dollar averaged 77.54 cents US, up 0.74 of a US cent.The Bank of Canada’s next scheduled interest rate decision is set for July 11 when it will also update its outlook for the economy and inflation in its monetary policy report.Crude prices also rose, which generally tends to help the commodity-tied loonie, after speculation on Russia and OPEC countries increasing oil production eased in a continued back and forth.The July crude contract closed US$1.48 higher at US$68.21 per barrel, but price movements based on political commentary isn’t especially reliable, said Small.“These short-term blips caused by political commentary are hard to predict, and hard to trade around really.”The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 126.05 points at 16,048.66, led by gains of more than two per cent in the S&P/TSX capped energy index as oil rose and confidence increased that the Trans Mountain pipeline could be built.However, Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. stock stumbled again on Wednesday after two banks cut their target share prices in the wake of the company’s deal to sell its biggest current and growth asset.The Calgary-based company’s shares closed about one per cent lower at $16.23, continuing the post-deal trend that saw it close nearly three per cent lower at $16.10 on Tuesday. It dipped as low as $15.62 in interday trading Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.U.S. markets were rattled Tuesday after concerns that Italy might go back to the polls for an election focused on the euro. On Wednesday premier-designate Carlo Cottarelli said there were “new possibilities” to form a government, helping ease fears of a new vote and return some confidence in markets, said Small.“Today those storm clouds that were lingering have gone somewhere else.”In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed the session up 306.33 points at 24,667.78. The S&P 500 index rose 34.15 points to close at 2,724.01 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 65.86 points at 7,462.45.The July natural gas contract was down two cents at US$2.88 per mmBTU.The August gold contract ended up US$2.40 to US$1,306.50 an ounce and the July copper contract rose one cent to close at US$3.07 a pound.Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. closed up $4.38 or 1.82 per cent to $245.39 after the railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference reached an agreement to end a strike hours after it had begun. read more
WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in November as new orders surged, a positive sign for economic growth heading into 2019.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, says its manufacturing index rose to 59.3 last month from 57.7 in October. Readings above 50 point to growth and manufacturers have expanded for the past 27 months.New orders jumped in November, while production and employment also saw gains.Out of 18 industries, 13 reported growth last month, including computer and electronic products, textiles, food and beverages and transportation equipment.Josh Boak, The Associated Press read more
Guna: The engine of a Guna-bound passenger train caught fire Tuesday between Taravat and Bilonia railway stations in Madhya Pradesh, but nobody was injured in the incident, a railway official said. After spotting the fire, the loco pilot of the Gwalior-Bina-Damoh passenger train applied the brakes, following which passengers got off on the tracks. Guna station falls under the Bhopal division of the West Central Railways. “Nobody was injured in the incident which occurred around 12:40 pm,” said Guna-Gwalior section engineer Chandra Prakash Gupta. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ A relief train from Guna reached the spot, and flames were doused by separating the bogies from the engine. According to eye witnesses, railway staff and local villagers offered water to the panicked passengers. The train remained stranded on the tracks for nearly two hours, before another locomotive was brought in which pulled the train to Guna station, around 10 kms away from the spot, the official said. The cause of the fire is under investigation. read more
The Ohio State University Athletic Band moved into formation with a breast cancer awareness ribbon inside of the state of Ohio to honor Stefanie Spielman. Then her family made their way onto the field to receive applause from those in attendance at Ohio Stadium during the “Scarlet, Gray and Pink” Spring Football game.
Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s professional career officially began Monday after his third-round selection in the NFL supplemental draft by the Oakland Raiders. Pryor, who was ruled eligible for the draft on Thursday by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, joins former OSU cornerback Chimdi Chekwa in Oakland. Goodell also suspended Pryor from games and practices through Week 5 of the NFL season for making decisions that undermined the integrity of the NFL draft, according to a Thursday NFL press release. Pryor will not appeal the five-game suspension, according to multiple reports. Drew Rosenhaus, Pryor’s agent, did not respond to The Lantern’s request for comment following the quarterback’s draft selection. After negotiating and signing a contract, Pryor will be able to participate in the remainder of Oakland’s preseason camp. He will then join his teammates as they prepare for a Week 6 home game against the Cleveland Browns. The Oakland Raiders did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment. A little more than two months ago, Buckeye fans expected Pryor to be gracing the Ohio Stadium field for his senior season — not the O.co Coliseum, home of the Raiders and Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s, for his rookie NFL season. In Dec. 2010, Pryor agreed to a suspension for the first five games of OSU’s upcoming season after he sold OSU football memorabilia for improper benefits in the form of tattoos. Pryor, who allegedly committed other violations, then departed the university on June 7 to pursue a professional football career. His departure came just days after former head coach Jim Tressel was forced to resign from his position. Pryor was later declared ineligible for intercollegiate athletics in a July 26 letter from OSU athletic director Gene Smith. Despite the quarterback’s unceremonious exit from campus and the self-imposed vacation of the 2010 season as part of the university’s self-imposed penalties for NCAA violations, Pryor’s name remains sprinkled throughout Buckeyes’ football record books. Vacation of the 2010 season notwithstanding, Pryor served as the OSU signal caller from 2008–2010 and compiled an overall record of 31-4, including a 2-0 record as a starter in BCS bowl games. The Jeannette, Pa., native also led the Buckeyes to three victories over Michigan. In addition to tying Bobby Hoying’s school record of 57 touchdown passes, Pryor also finished his collegiate career as the all-time leading rusher amongst OSU quarterbacks with 2,164 yards. Pryor stands alone in second place among all Buckeye players with 8,341 yards of total offense. The Raiders begin their 2011 season with a Sept. 12 away game at Sports Authority Field against the Denver Broncos. read more
After suffering a 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth, Slavisa Jokanovic believes Fulham need to show more energy and aggression if they want to start winning games.Fulham suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth at Craven Cottage, leaving them in the Premier League relegation zone with just one win this season, and manager Jokanovic has issued a rallying call to his players to improve their form.“I am confident in myself always,” Jokanovic told Sky Sports.“I am working here three years, I know very well the players I have in my hand.“This is hard work, this is not easy for me, for the team. We need to be brave, we need to push forward, play better football and to win the games.Match Preview: Bournemouth vs Manchester City Boro Tanchev – August 24, 2019 English champions Manchester City travel to Bournemouth for their encounter of the third Premier League Matchday.The three goals Fulham conceded on Saturday mean they have now conceded 28 goals this season, highest in the Premier League.“We tried to be a little bit more solid, more organized.” Jokanovic continued.“At the end where we started to play better football in the second half we tried to take possession of the football and try to push, the second goal definitely killed us.“Then the sensation is we missed a little bit of strength, a little bit of the energy and being more aggressive.” read more
English footballer Jerome Sinclair spent a six-month loan with Football League One club Sunderland AFC.Jerome Sinclair has been with Watford since 2016.The English forward was loaned twice, first to Birmingham City and then to Sunderland.And his Football League One loan is over, and he has returned to the English Premier League club.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“Jerome has been a credit to himself and his club Watford in his time here,” Sunderland manager Jack Ross said according to the Watford official website.“I cannot speak highly enough of him and how he has applied himself during his loan spell and as a club, we have conveyed this to Watford.”“Everyone at Sunderland AFC wishes Jerome the very best in the next stage of his career,” he concluded. read more
According to the legendary Italian footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has brought a lot to the team, making it Europe’s favorite.One of the teams that experts say might win the UEFA Champions League this season, is Italian Lega Serie A club Juventus.And for legendary footballer Alessandro del Piero, part of the reason’s they are favorite is because of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.“Atletico-Juve? Let’s see, no one knows how it will finish. Atletico Madrid are a very good team especially at home,” he told Calcio Mercato.“They are very compact, they have a lot of leaders and they are a very physical side.”“They don’t concede many goals so Juve will have to be on their game,” he added.“8th straight league title? Yes, and they could win more too. I feel bad for the other teams but this Juve is too strong.”“Cristiano Ronaldo? Well, I was expecting him to come in and have such an impact. He is an amazing player who has the right attitude,” Del Piero said.“His mentality mixes well with Juve’s team mentality as they will now be very hard to beat.”Lukaku 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.“I think that they are clearly the favorites in Europe with Ronaldo,” he highlighted.“Mauro Icardi? It’s too bad. Mauro is a young player and I hope he and Inter resolve the issue soon.”“Zaniolo? He has incredible abilities, he can still grow a lot too,” Del Piero concluded.Currently, Juventus is in the first position of the Lega Serie A table, while they will take on Atletico Madrid tomorrow in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.#GETREADY for #AtletiJuve with a look at these four players who pulled on both shirts ⚪⚫️➕🔴⚪🤔 Can you think of any others? pic.twitter.com/LrrFNGCtV1— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) February 18, 2019 read more