Canadian dollar, oil price down ahead of open of North American stock markets

first_imgCanadian Press TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news On the commodity markets, the August crude contract dropped $2.70 to US$54.23 a barrel and the August gold contract rose 50 cents to US$1,164.00 an ounce. The Dow Jones industrial futures were down 169.0 points at 17,480.0, the Nasdaq futures fell 41.8 points to 4,387.0, and the S&P 500 futures fell 20 points to 2,048.8. The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index close at 14,682.39 on Friday, after rising 44.40 points while U.S. stock markets were closed for a holiday. On Sunday, more than 61% of Greeks voted “no” to budget cuts the country’s creditors had proposed in return for rescue loans the country needs – even though those proposals were no longer on the table. Greece and its creditors meet again Tuesday to discuss how to keep the country in the euro, but the two sides remain far apart on key issues, particularly the notion of debt relief. Keywords Marketwatch center_img The Canadian dollar was down nearly half a U.S. cent and the price of oil was down sharply as North American stock markets prepared to open for the first time since the Greek referendum raised fresh questions about the euro currency union. The loonie traded at 79.16 cents US, down 0.46 of a U.S. cent from Friday’s close. Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Share this article and your comments with peers on social media S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sectorlast_img read more

Illegal crab fisher faces crushing penalties

first_imgIllegal crab fisher faces crushing penalties Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities The Honourable Mark FurnerAn illegally-modified fishing boat has been crushed and the owner fined $6,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court as a warning to anybody considering breaching the state’s fishing regulations.Speaking at Action Metal Recyclers, Oxley, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the boat’s seizure and destruction followed a 2019 operation by the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) targeting an illegal crabber in the Brisbane river area.“The fisher had modified the seats of the vessel to create concealed compartments where our officers found regulated mud crabs,” Mr Furner said.“In handing down the penalty, the Court noted the impact the vessel modifications had on the safety of the vessel and its occupants.“This person had received previous infringement notices and knew very well that taking female and under-sized crabs was against the law.“Today we’ve reduced the 3.7 metre boat to recycling material. A motor and trailer will be sold.“We have done this as a deterrent aimed at protecting jobs in both the commercial and recreational fishing sectors, and building a sustainable fishery for future generations.“QBFP uses a range of techniques and technology to uncover illegal activities, as well as information from the public through Fishwatch.“Our state’s fisheries resources belong to all Queenslanders, and it is our job to protect fish for the future.”If you suspect illegal fishing activities, call the 24 hour toll-free Fishwatch hotline 1800 017 116. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Brisbane, building, Fisheries, Furner, future generation, Government, magistrates court, Minister, operation, Oxley, QLD, Queensland, recreational fishing, recycling, resources, Rural Communities, sustainable, technologylast_img read more

From Spain: Club view Chelsea player as ‘more affordable option’ for…

first_imgThe France international was linked with several clubs in the winter market, but he gave priority to Inter Milan. However, a move to San Siro has stalled.Today’s edition of Mundo Deportivo claims the 33-year-old has emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona.With Luis Suárez out of action until April, the La Liga winners are in the market looking for a new striker.Barca’s main target is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but Arsenal would not make it easy to sanction the Gabonese forward’s sale.Therefore, the Catalan club are looking at other options and Giroud, along with Napoli’s Fernando Llorente, is viewed as an alternative.Even though Giroud and Llorente have a different style of play, the two are viewed as ‘more affordable options’ by the Spanish champions.Whether Barcelona will make an offer for Giroud in the coming days remains to be Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo Olivier Giroud’s contract at Chelsea expires after this season and he hasn’t featured for the Blues since the end of November.last_img read more