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14 Oct

Alberta First Nations react to refinery rejection

first_imgAPTN National NewsOver 47 First Nations in Alberta would have been part of the Alberta First Nations Energy Center, and would have stood to gain a significant amount of income from the $6.6-billion dollar, First Nations-owned bitumen refinery project that was rejected by the Alberta government this week.Many are not happy with the government’s decision, and they share their reactions with APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto.last_img

12 Sep

Post Malone Kendrick Lamar Imagine Dragons To Headline Music Midtown

first_img Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Facebook Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? Post Malone has been shattering streaming records this year with his sophomore album, Beerbongs & Bentleys. The album landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and Post Malone continues to tour the U.S. with 21 Savage through the end of June.Not to be outdone, Lamar is coming off being recognized with a music Pulitzer Prize for his latest GRAMMY-winning album DAMN. Lamar became the first non-classical or -jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize, and DAMN. earned five GRAMMYs at the 60th GRAMMY Awards: Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Music Video (“HUMBLE.”), and Best Rap/Sung Performance (“LOYALTY.” with Rihanna). Armin Van BuurenPhoto: El Pics/Getty Images BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Email Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples Hit Moon River Fest Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 Festival Lineup For Electric Forest 2018 Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images Festival Lineup For Electric Forest 2018 Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! Cruise News Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images The KillersPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images https://twitter.com/MusicMidtown/status/1006146110677630976 Ultra Music Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Who’s Headlining Air + Style Festival 2018? Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Lineup Unveiled For ULTRA 2018’s RESISTANCE Stages Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Phase 2 Lineup Announced For ULTRA 2018 Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? London’s Brand New Music Fest: All Points East Pharrell Williams and Green Day’s Billie Joe ArmstrongPhotos: WireImage.com Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Festival Lineup For Electric Forest 2018 Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Keith UrbanDia Dipasupil/Getty Images Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Prev Next The KillersPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Independent Venue Week Will Honor Music Hot Spots Babymetal’s Su-metal and MoametalPhoto: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Ultra Music Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.comcenter_img Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Which Music Festivals Are You Going To In 2018? Who’s Playing The Decemberists’ Festival? Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images Mija (Amber Giles)Photo: Nicholas Rhodes/Getty Images Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic London’s Brand New Music Fest: All Points East Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images Twitter Lineup Unveiled For ULTRA 2018’s RESISTANCE Stages Music Midtown 2018: Find Out Who’s Headlining post-malone-kendrick-lamar-imagine-dragons-headline-music-midtown Lineup Unveiled For ULTRA 2018’s RESISTANCE Stages Music Festivals 2018: Big Ears Experimental Fest Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Armin Van BuurenPhoto: El Pics/Getty Images Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images Armin Van BuurenPhoto: El Pics/Getty Images More Music Festivals Keith Urban To Perform At SXSW 2018 BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images Vote: Most Anticipated 2018 Coachella Performance? Who’s Helping Celebrate The National’s Homecoming? Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com ZeddPhoto: Taylor Hill/Getty Images The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com Kygo at Electric Forest 2014Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic The National’s Matt BerningerPhoto: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Carl CoxPhoto: Future Music Magazine/Getty Images The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com Willie Nelson’s July 4th Picnic Lineup Ultra Music Festival 2018 Headliners Announced Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples Hit Moon River Fest Who’s Helping Celebrate The National’s Homecoming? Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images The KillersPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images London’s Brand New Music Fest: All Points East Ghost’s Papa Emeritus IIIPhoto: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images Rocklahoma 2018: Have You Seen The Lineup? Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons To Headline Music Midtown Imagine Dragons released their third album, Evolve, in 2017, while Fall Out Boy are enjoy a strong comeback, releasing their latest album, Mania, earlier this year.Music Midtown will take place Sept. 15–16 at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. The festival began in 1994 and ran through 2005 before taking a six-year hiatus and returning in 2011. Tickets for this year’s Music Midtown go on sale June 15 via the festival’s website. Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 8, 2018 – 2:10 pm Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record Who’s Helping Celebrate The National’s Homecoming? Lucy DacusPhoto: Timothy Hiatt/WireImage.com The Weeknd Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage.com FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Kirk FranklinPhoto: Erika Goldring/WireImage.com Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announced FischerspoonerPhoto: Steve Mack/Getty Images Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? The 1975 perform at Scala in LondonPhoto: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Fall Out Boy, Khalid, Kacey Musgraves, Gucci Mane, and Janelle Monáe will also perform at the Atlanta music festival this fallNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 11, 2018 – 8:33 am Get ready, Atlanta. The lineup for Music Midtown has arrived, and it does not disappoint. Headliners for this year’s festival include Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, and Fall Out Boy.Additional performers for the two-day festival in September include Khalid, Kacey Musgraves, Gucci Mane, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Portugal. The Man, Janelle Monáe, Foster The People, and many more. Global Citizen Festival Announces All-Star Lineup Jack WhitePhoto: Yui Mok – PA Images/Getty Images Music Festivals 2018: EDC China Lineup Announced Martin GarrixPhoto: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Kirk Franklin To Host Exodus Music & Arts Fest Firefly Festival 2018 Headliners Announced BjorkPhoto: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images ParamorePhoto: Heidi Gutman/Getty Images Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples Hit Moon River Fest Who’s Playing At The 2018 ROTR Festival? Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! Cruise Paramore Announce Lineup For Parahoy! Cruise Anoushka ShankarPhoto: Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times/Getty Images Mavis StaplesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Willie NelsonPhoto: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com Dirtybird Campout East: 2018 Lineup Announcedlast_img read more

5 Sep

Reliance Communications shares plunge yet again on loan repayment debt downgrading woes

first_imgReliance Communications chairman Anil Ambani with his son Anmol Ambani during Reliance Capital’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Mumbai, on Sept 26, 2016.IANSReliance Communications shares took yet another beating on the stock exchanges on Wednesday, may 31, with the stock trading 8.23 percent lower at Rs 18.40 on the BSE at around 2 pm. The scrip has lost 28 percent in the past five days ever since lenders raised the issue of loan repayment and rating agencies downgrading its debt to “default”. The company’s debt stood at about Rs 45,000 crore as of March 31, 2017.The sell-off and the consequent fall accelerated after credit rating agencies —  CARE, ICRA and Moody’s — downgraded its debt programme, citing the company’s financials. “The reasons for these revisions include RCOM’s weak operating performance, high leverage, the weak internal cash flow generation against sizeable debt servicing obligations and delays in debt servicing by the company,” Reliance Communications said in a regulatory filing to the BSE on Tuesday, May 30.The free fall in the company’s share price continued despite a statement to repay debt within four months.”Post signing of binding documents for the Aircel and Brookfield transactions, RCOM has formally advised all its lenders that it will be making repayment of an aggregate amount of Rs 25,000 crore from the proceeds of these two transactions, on or before September 30, 2017. The said amount will cover not only all scheduled repayments, but also include substantial pre-payments to all lenders on a pro-rata basis,” Reliance Communications said in a regulatory filing.For the fourth quarter (Q4) ended March 2017, Reliance Communications posted net loss of Rs 966 crore as against a profit of Rs 90 crore in the corresponding period last year.Income fell sharply to Rs 4,524 crore for Q4 from Rs 5980 crore for the year-ago period. “For the first time in over 20 years, the telecom sector registered de-growth in revenues, leading to a reduction in the Government’s share in revenues, sharp drop in operating margins, accompanied by increased interest costs arising from a staggering industry debt burden, and higher depreciation and amortisation charges as a result of higher spectrum purchase costs,” the company said in a statement. A worker cleans a mobile store of Reliance Communications Ltd, controlled by billionaire Anil Ambani, in Kolkata, India, September 10, 2016.Reuters filelast_img read more

3 Sep

Russia forces among dozens dead in IS east Syria attacks

first_imgA man carries a wounded child out of a building following a car bomb explosion in the northern Syrian city of Idlib on May 26, 2018. Photo : AFP Russia forces among dozens dead in IS east Syria attacksRussian fighters were among dozens of pro-government forces killed in eastern Syria this week in a deadly wave of attacks by Islamic State group jihadists, Moscow and a monitor said Sunday.After the collapse of its so-called “caliphate” last year, IS now only holds tiny pockets of Syria, mainly in the vast desert stretching to its eastern border.This week, the jihadists ramped up their hit-and-run attacks on regime positions there, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor.The deadliest was on Wednesday, when IS targeted a group of Syrian and allied Russian fighters near the town of Mayadeen in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.”There were 35 pro-government forces killed, including at least nine Russians. Some of those Russian nationals were government troops, but not all of them,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.The remaining 26 were all Syrian forces, he told AFP. A steadfast ally of President Bashar al-Assad, Moscow has helped his army recapture swathes of territory since 2015 by providing air strikes and ground troops.There are also widespread reports of private Russian mercenaries on the ground.Moscow’s defence ministry said Sunday four of its servicemen were killed in clashes in Deir Ezzor.Two were military advisers supporting Syrian artillery operations and died immediately, and another two died of their wounds in a Russian-operated military hospital in Syria.Three others were wounded.IS claims attackRussia did not specify when, where, or whether IS was involved, but it appeared to be the same incident as the IS attack reported near Mayadeen.The jihadist group itself claimed it attacked regime forces in eastern Syria on Wednesday.The assault was the largest in series of IS guerilla raids on regime positions this week.On Tuesday, 26 regime forces were killed in a surprise IS attack in desert areas of the neighbouring province of Homs, according to the Observatory.And a pair of IS assaults between Saturday night and Sunday morning killed at least 11 pro-regime forces in Deir Ezzor.”The latest attack brings to 76 the number of Syrian troops and allied Iranian and Russian forces killed since the escalation,” Abdel Rahman said Sunday.He said the uptick came the day after the last IS fighters were bussed out of southern parts of Syria’s capital Damascus, including the ravaged Palestinian camp of Yarmuk, in a negotiated withdrawal.Many headed towards the Badiya, the stretch of Syrian desert extending from Homs province through Deir Ezzor to the eastern border with Iraq.The Observatory said the evacuated fighters were actively involved in the recent attacks.”IS is trying to take the initiative and show it can still threaten the regime and its allies despite the losses it suffered in other areas,” said Abdel Rahman.Government positions in the Badiya make for an easy target: they are few and far between, so reinforcements take a long time to arrive.’Hinder’ armyRussian-backed Syrian troops hold the western half of Deir Ezzor province, which is divided diagonally by the Euphrates River. US-backed fighters hold the east bank.The river is meant to serve as a de-confliction line to prevent the two sides from clashing as they pursue separate assaults against IS.A Syrian military source based in the east told AFP that Assad’s troops had cleared large parts of territory from IS, which was now lashing out.”Daesh wants to hinder the army’s combing operations in the Badiya by waging these intermittent attacks,” said the source, using the Arabic acronym for IS.It confirmed Russian military advisers were present during Wednesday’s attack and were among those killed.Russia’s government officially acknowledges that 92 soldiers have been killed in Syria, although some estimate the number is even higher.The highest casualties were in March, when a transport plane crashed at Hmeimim airbase where Moscow’s airforce is based, killing all 39 people on board.On Sunday, a local Russian newspaper in the Siberian city of Chita reported on the funerals of four soldiers it said were killed in Syria on May 23.The international group Conflict Intelligence Team said up to six Russian soldiers could have been killed in the attack, quoting social media reports of a funeral for a Russian soldier that took place in the Western Russian city of Smolensk this week.last_img read more