TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Arsenal inform Juventus of Ramsey January priceby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have informed Juventus they can sign Aaron Ramsey this month.The midfielder, off contract in June, is understood to have settled pre-contract terms with Juve.The Wales international has agreed to a €6.5m-a-year deal.And Gazzetta.it says Arsenal have told Juve they can sign Ramsey immediately for £20m.Juve’s board are now weighing up whether to match Arsenal’s valuation.
The 3,936-passenger ship, a sister to Carnival Vista, made its ocean debut in April earlier this year with a series of Mediterranean sailings, following its departure from Barcelona, Spain. Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, will make its maiden voyage to Jamaica on October 2. Story Highlights Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, will make its maiden voyage to Jamaica on October 2.A high-level team of Jamaican officials, including Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett; and Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Karl Samuda, are expected to be on hand in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, for the official welcome.The 3,936-passenger ship, a sister to Carnival Vista, made its ocean debut in April earlier this year with a series of Mediterranean sailings, following its departure from Barcelona, Spain.Its maiden voyage to Ocho Rios is being seen as a precursor to a bumper cruise-ship season where Carnival, the world’s biggest cruise company, will be sending a number of its flagship vessels to the resort town.“Carnival has been a friend of Jamaica for many years, and having its newest vessel, the Horizon, here is testament to that long-standing love affair,” Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, told JIS News.“This ship is the second of its luxury Vista class brand and will be a welcome addition to our cruise-shipping itinerary. With nearly 4,000 passengers, the resort town of Ocho Rios can expect to get its fair share of the tourism pie,” he added.The Tourism Minister also noted that “the best is yet to come”, adding that the visit of the Horizon is the “fulfilling of a promise” by Carnival’s owner, Mickey Arison, who earlier in the year made a commitment to send his company’s newest vessels to Jamaica.Mr. Bartlett said that with the cruise-shipping season not yet in “high gear” and with the world’s largest cruise ships –the Royal Caribbean Oasis class vessels – expected to once again make their annual trek into the Falmouth Port, “cruise shipping is again expected to have another banner year”.The second in the line’s highly successful Vista class, Carnival Horizon also offers fun innovations like the bike-ride-in-the-sky aerial attraction, SkyRide; an IMAX Theatre; the Havana section with tropics-inspired staterooms and its own pool; and Family Harbour, featuring extra-roomy accommodations and the Family Harbour Lounge.The third vessel in the Vista-class series, Carnival Panorama, is currently under construction and is set to debut in Long Beach, California, in December 2019. A high-level team of Jamaican officials, including Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett; and Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Karl Samuda, are expected to be on hand in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, for the official welcome.
TORONTO – Ontario will see the return of buck a beer by Labour Day weekend, The Canadian Press has learned, though some in the industry predict few brewers will embrace the new, lower minimum price.A source with knowledge of the plan says the Progressive Conservative government is expected to announce Tuesday that it will lower the minimum price of a bottle or can of beer to $1 from $1.25 by the September holiday weekend.Brewers would not be required to charge less, however, and the lower minimum price would not apply to draft beer, nor would it include the bottle deposit.The government is hoping to get brewers on board by launching what it calls a “buck-a-beer challenge” with incentives for those who cut prices to $1, the source said.The move was one of Premier Doug Ford’s promises during the spring election campaign, and Ford suggested in a video released Friday that he would be making good on it soon. He has also vowed to broaden the sale of beer and wine to corner and box stores.The Tories have said bringing back buck a beer would allow more competition in the beer market without affecting the province’s revenues from beer and wine taxes, which brought in roughly $589 million in 2016-2017, according to government documents.Ontario previously had buck-a-bottle beer but the Liberal government quietly hiked the minimum price in 2008, citing its “social responsibility” mandate.In its heyday, buck a beer was a successful marketing campaign and seized a significant share of the market, said Scott Simmons, president of Ontario Craft Brewers, who was an executive at The Beer Store at the time.Several brewers adopted it, including Lakeport, which “really took it to town,” said Simmons, who spent a year at the company.But the costs of making beer have gone up, as have the provincial and federal taxes, making it less feasible for brewers to sell their product at the $1 minimum price now, he said.“I don’t see many, if any, heading to that price simply from a profitability point of view,” he said.“I don’t think it can be done in 2018 but some brewers may think it can be done and I’d be interested to see what’s actually in the product that they’re selling at that price,” he said. “It can’t be very good, let me put it that way.”Few brewers sell at the current minimum price unless they’re having a sale, Simmons said, noting that an additional $6 drop for a case of 24 would likely wipe out any profits.Still, the move will appeal to value-conscious consumers, though it probably won’t affect the craft beer market, which attracts a demographic that is willing to pay more, he said.
CALGARY – A new report by research firm IHS Markit forecasts the intensity of oilsands emissions to improve by between 16 and 23 per cent by 2030.The report by IHS vice-president Kevin Birn found emissions intensity, which measures how much greenhouse gas emissions are produced per barrel of crude, to have already dropped by 21 per cent between 2009 and 2017.Birn says the intensity of mining-based oilsands operations stood at an average of 83 kilograms of carbon dioxide per barrel last year, while steam-based operations averaged 63 kilograms of carbon dioxide per barrel.Different methodologies on the issue have resulted in varying estimates on emissions intensity. The Pembina Institute said in a 2017 report that the emissions intensity from oilsands operations had increased by nine per cent between 2004 and 2015.Birn says future emissions improvements will be driven by efficiency improvements as new projects come online and vary significantly by project. Emissions intensity for mining projects ranged from 39 to 127 kilograms of carbon dioxide per barrel in 2017.He says policies introduced in recent years, including intensity-based carbon pricing, an absolute cap on oilsands emissions, and a proposed national carbon pricing will help drive improvements.
HOUSTON — An ATM in the Houston area has been shut down and is guarded by law officers after mistakenly dispensing $100 bills instead of $10s and word of the glitch got out on social media.Some Harris County sheriff’s deputies protected the outdoor ATM after Sunday night’s incident and notified Bank of America.A bank statement Monday says a vendor incorrectly loaded $100 bills in place of $10 bills. Bank of America also says customers will be able to keep the additional dispensed money.Officials with North Carolina-based Bank of America didn’t say how much cash was wrongly dispensed.The Associated Press
CHETWYND, B.C. – RCMP are currently at the scene of a residence in Chetwynd.According to Cpl. Madonna Saunderson, there is currently an unfolding event with a heavy police presence at a residence in Chetwynd.Saunderson says there are very little details on this incident at this time but she can say that the RCMP were called to the residence at 1:43 a.m. on Thursday morning and that the incident is believed to be isolated to the one specific residence. RCMP will release further details when more information becomes available.