Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,202.10, up 58.23 points):Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.19 per cent, to $5.15 on 7.1 million shares.Katanga Mining Ltd. (TSX:KAT). Miner. Up 15 cents, or 28.30 per cent, to 68 cents on 5.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.80 per cent, to $2.53 on 5.3 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 13 cents, or 3.71 per cent, to $3.63 on 4.8 million shares.Air Canada (TSX:AC). Airline. Up $1.91, or 9.63 per cent, to $21.74 on 4.7 million shares. Air Canada says it earned a record second-quarter profit of $300 million ($1.08 per diluted share), up from $186 million (66 cents per diluted share) a year ago. Revenue totalled $3.91 billion, up from nearly $3.46 billion a year ago, as it increased capacity and saw traffic grow by 13.6 per cent.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down four cents, or 1.28 per cent, to $3.09 on 3.5 million shares.Companies reporting major news:BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Media. Up 46 cents, or 0.79 per cent, to $58.98 on 1.2 million shares. Six months before the next Super Bowl, subsidiary Bell Media is relaunching its fight against the CRTC’s decision to ban the substitution of big-budget U.S. commercials with Canadian ones during the big game.Bell has filed an application with the CRTC asking it to reverse a 2015 order that gave Canadians the option to watch American Super Bowl ads airing on U.S. channels.Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU). Grocer. Up 17 cents, or 0.40 per cent, to $42.40 on 469,237 shares. Metro has signed a deal to acquire a majority interest in ready-to-cook meal delivery service MissFresh Inc. Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately available.WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA). Airline. Up 75 cents, or 3.02 per cent, to $25.60 on 1.6 million shares. The Calgary-based airline says the launch of its new no-frills, low-cost airline will be delayed until mid-2018. WestJet also reported second-quarter earnings of $48.4 million or 41 cents per diluted share. That compared with a profit of $36.7 million or 30 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year. Revenue totalled nearly $1.06 billion, up from $949.3 million a year ago.
WASHINGTON – U.S. wholesale businesses cut back their stockpiles while sales rose in October. That’s a trend that could boost demand for factory goods in the months ahead.The Commerce Department says that wholesale inventories fell 0.4 per cent, the largest drop in eight months. Sales rose 1.4 per cent.Higher sales and a drop in inventories are good signs that consumers and businesses are spending more, and that wholesalers are clearing out a backlog of goods. That suggests they will have to order more goods to meet future demand.Wholesalers of computer products, pharmaceuticals, and steel and other metals led the cutbacks. Many firms piled up too many goods and have spent much of this year reducing their new orders, which has slowed factory output. US wholesalers cut stockpiles, clearing way for new orders by Ap Economics Writer, The Associated Press Posted Dec 9, 2016 8:01 am MDT Last Updated Dec 9, 2016 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Outgoing Special Representative and the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Ellen Margrethe Løj (left) attends a diplomatic farewell reception, in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Nektarios Markogiannis On the other hand, “I am extremely depressed that their hopes and aspirations at the time of independence have not yet been fulfilled, the conflict that erupted in December 2013 continues to make many South Sudanese homeless, internally displaced or refugees in neighbouring countries,” she noted.She urged all South Sudanese and especially the country’s leaders to put the well-being of their people, including the boys and girls, in the forefront of their actions.When peace arrives, the South Sudanese could feed themselves, take care of their families, fulfil their dreams, and see the country that they fought so hard for grow and prosper, she said. She believes that like South Africa, Ghana and other many countries that comprise various ethnic groups, South Sudan can achieve national unity.Asked if South Sudan is on the verge of collapse or becoming ‘failed State,’ Ms. Løj said she does not want to “put labels” on the country but acknowledged that there is fighting in various areas, and the economy is in a very bad shape. “Something has to be done in order to turn that around and to start moving forward, and first and foremost the guns have to be silent,” she said.“I have not given up on South Sudan,” she stressed, explaining that she used to say to her colleagues: “Yes, when we look at the news in the morning it might be depressing, if you go on a patrol or visit and monitor human rights it might be depressing, but hang on to every little glimmer of hope and argue for that hope to expand because we are here to improve the lives of the people of South Sudan.” Ellen Margrethe Løj, the outgoing Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), urged the country’s leaders to put the well-being of their people at the forefront of their actions. Meanwhile, she called on the South Sudanese to build national identity regardless of ethnic affiliation. Creating a prosperous future “is possible because South Sudan is such a rich country in terms of resources and fertile land,” Ellen Margrethe Løj told reporters at what is expected to be the final press briefing in her capacity as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).Ms. Løj will step down at the end of November after more than two years of leading UNMISS, which was set up in 2011 after South Sudan gained independence from Sudan. It played a major role in trying to protect civilians when war broke out in 2013 between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those of then Vice-President Riek Machar.“We have not yet finished our job, we don’t have peace in South Sudan, we don’t have prosperity in South Sudan,” she said at the press briefing held at the Mission’s compound in Juba, the nation’s capital.“But I think we all have to work for that. I am extremely moved by having learned so much about South Sudan, I am extremely impressed by the resilience of the South Sudanese people,” she said.
Nearly one in five young children believes fish fingers are made from chicken, a survey has revealed.Nearly a third (29 per cent) of five to seven-year-olds thought that cheese came from a plant, not an animal, while one in four older primary school pupils (aged eight to 11) thought the same.In addition, just over one in five (22 per cent) of the infants, and 13 per cent of the older primary group believed that animals provide us with pasta.While 73 per cent of five to seven-year-olds and 92 per cent of eight to 11-year-olds knew that fish fingers are usually made from haddock or cod, 18 per cent of the younger pupils thought they were made of chicken, along with six per cent of the older group.There was also uncertainty about other foods, with 22 per cent of five to seven-year-olds saying prawns come from plants and 20 per cent suggesting that chips are made of animals. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The children were questioned as part of the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) poll for its Healthy Eating Week. Among the eight to 11-year-olds questioned, there was slightly less confusion, although 10 per cent thought that bread came from animals.Around one in 10 (11 per cent) of 11-14-year-olds and a similar proportion of 14-16-year-olds (10 per cent) thought that tomatoes grow underground, with 40% of the younger age group saying they grow on a vine and 22 per cent saying on a bush (49 per cent and 18 per cent respectively for the older age range).Some 11 per cent of both 11-14-year-olds and 14-16-year-olds thought that fruit pastilles counted towards their five-a-day, while 27 per cent of the younger group and 26 per cent of the older range thought that they could include strawberry jam as part of their daily fruit and veg.The findings did show that 31 per cent of 11-14-year-olds and 28 per cent of 14-16-year-olds say that they know lots about healthy eating and try to follow it, while almost half of the younger group and 48 per cent of the older children say they know lots but either do not follow it or do not always follow it.Roy Ballam, BNF managing director and head of education said: “Schools and families can and should successfully work together to, in turn, educate children and then motivate them in their endeavours to make healthier choices.”Furthermore, the links between physical activity, health and diet should be frequently highlighted by the Government’s programmes.”The survey questioned 5,040 UK children between April 24 and May 12. Fruit pastilles, unsurprisingly, do not count towards your five-a-dayCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley