Police arrest man over alleged MP abuse incidents outside parliament

first_img Tags: BBC Facebook PayPal Police arrest man over alleged MP abuse incidents outside parliament Saturday 12 January 2019 3:07 pm whatsapp A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of public order offences after an MP was subjected to alleged verbal abuse outside parliament last week.The Metropolitan Police said the man was detained outside St James’s Park tube station in central London shortly before midday in connection with incidents in Westminster on Monday. James Goddard was reportedly among protesters who chanted at Soubry during live interviews on College Green.Facebook and PayPal removed Goddard’s online accounts shortly after the incident.center_img Sky News named the man as James Goddard, a prominent member of the so-called yellow vest group that has led protests outside parliament in recent days.A spokesperson for the Met Police declined to comment on the identity of the man arrested.Supporters of Goddard said he was about to hand himself in at Holborn police station, BBC journalist Daniel Sandford reported.Police launched an investigation after Conservative MP Anna Soubry was subjected to ‘Nazi’ taunts during a live TV interview in Westminster.The probe came after a group of more than 50 MPs wrote to Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick expressing “serious concerns” about the “deteriorating public order and security situation” outside parliament. Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFinance Wealth PostTom Selleck’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman To Ever ExistFinance Wealth PostMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal Pastmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comNoteableyFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.com James Warrington last_img read more

Joe Miller will run as Libertarian against U.S. Sen. Murkowski

first_imgShare this story: Six years ago, Miller ran as a Tea Party-style Republican and beat Murkowski in the primary. Murkowski retained her seat, though, by mounting a write-in campaign for the general. By then, Miller’s campaign was sinking under a pile of revelations about his past, and the handcuffing of a news reporter at one of Miller’s campaign events by men acting as Miller’s security guards.In his emailed announcement of his candidacy, Miller accuses Murkowski of being too liberal and said he’s running to offer voters a real choice.Other candidates in the race include Independent Margaret Stock and Democratic nominee Ray Metcalfe. Federal Government | PoliticsJoe Miller will run as Libertarian against U.S. Sen. MurkowskiSeptember 6, 2016 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:Joe Miller in 2010. (Creative Commons photo by Ryan McFarland/www.zieak.com)Fairbanks attorney Joe Miller announced Tuesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski after all.Miller said Libertarian nominee Cean Stevens has withdrawn from the race and her party’s leadership agreed to let Miller appear on the general election ballot in her place.last_img read more

Small aircraft crashes near Mile 90 of Parks Highway

first_imgPublic Safety | Southcentral | TransportationSmall aircraft crashes near Mile 90 of Parks HighwayApril 17, 2017 by Phillip Manning, KTNA-Talkeetna Share:A Cessna 182E Skylane that crashed Saturday afternoon near Mile 90 of the Parks Highway. (Photo courtesy Katie Dietrich)A Cessna 182E Skylane crashed Saturday afternoon near Mile 90 of the Parks Highway.Emergency crews responded about 4 p.m. to a crashed aircraft, including Alaska State Troopers and personnel from multiple EMS divisions in the Upper Valley.The fixed wing, single-engine aircraft is registered to Robert Hill of Naknek, Alaska, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.The pilot, later identified by Alaska State Troopers as Ronald Scott Hernandez, 51, of King Salmon, was transported from the scene of the crash to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, by ambulance, and was reportedly conscious at the time he was taken from the scene.Hernandez suffered minor injuries, troopers said.The crash caused a power loss to about 2,600 customers, Matanuska Electric Association Inc. confirmed. It was able to re-route electricity for about 1,500 of its members within two hours.Final repairs were completed early Sunday morning.Share this story:last_img read more

Gardentalk — Prepare the way for perennials, national primrose show

first_imgGardentalk | Juneau | OutdoorsGardentalk — Prepare the way for perennials, national primrose showApril 20, 2018 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:Primroses and daffodils simultaneously bloom in a North Douglas flower bed. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)Embrace the rain.The Captial City’s recent rain doesn’t just knocks down the dust and alleviates recent dry conditions, Master Gardener Ed Buyarski said.It also accelerates the melting of snow still present in some Juneau yards and gardens.He also recommends removing the plastic or spruce bough covers protecting bulbs and perennials from the winter’s cold temperatures.Buyarski also gives us a preview of the National Primrose Show and Conference that runs May 4-6 in Juneau. Primrose show viewing at Centennial Hall is free, but there is a fee for admission to lectures, workshops and other conference events.You can see a schedule and register online (closes April 21) by going to eventbrite.com and search for “Juneau, AK Primrose Show.” There will also be registration at the door.Buyarski also encourages Juneau gardeners to submit their primroses for the show. He has some quick hints for slowing down or speeding up the blooming process so it peaks during the weekend of the show. Listen to the April 19 edition of Gardentalk:Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/04/garden041918.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You have a gardening question? Go to this page and ask away. We’ll have an answer for you in an upcoming segment.Close-up of tiny primrose flowers as they bloom in a North Douglas garden. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)Share this story:last_img read more

Lilly lowers most insulin costs to $35 a month in response to Covid-19

first_img Lilly lowers most insulin costs to $35 a month in response to Covid-19 An Eli Lilly factory in France produces insulin pens. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images Tags drug pricing [email protected] Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED GET STARTED Pharmalot Log In | Learn More What is it?center_img Ed Silverman @Pharmalot STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? In response to the financial hit many people are taking due to the coronavirus pandemic, Eli Lilly (LLY) is lowering the cost for most of its insulin products to $35 a month for anyone with commercial insurance or those who lack health coverage altogether.The move, which will also reset copay cards to the same monthly $35 level, comes amid ongoing angst over the cost of the diabetes treatment. Insulin, in fact, has been something of a poster child for the national debate over prescription drugs costs. By Ed Silverman April 7, 2020 Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

Huntington’s community grieves not just one therapeutic setback, but two

first_img A company called Triplet Therapeutics, which is focused on these so-called repeat expansion disorders, is pursuing an HD treatment based on this strategy.For now, though, patients and their families are trying to adjust to the trial news. Nathan Wilmoth, 43, of Brandon, Miss., was receiving injections in the Roche trial through last February, when a separate medical issue forced him to pause. He and his family were hoping that they could find a way to restart the therapy when Roche’s announcement came last month.They’re not sure if Nathan was receiving the placebo or tominersen, but they felt there were some improvements in his walking and cognition. But there’s also been disease progression in the past year. Nathan has more anxiety issues, and Heather holds his hand when he walks to keep him steady. His speech is slurring. For the community of people affected by Huntington’s disease — a group that is no stranger to disappointment — the back-to-back announcements last month still hit like a double whammy.First, Roche announced it was cutting off the dosing of its experimental therapy tominersen, in a closely watched, much-hyped Phase 3 clinical trial. Then, a week later, Wave Life Sciences said it was abandoning two Huntington’s therapies in earlier stage trials.“It was like a sucker punch twice within one week,” said Heather Thurgood Wilmoth, whose husband Nathan has Huntington’s and had been a participant in the Roche trial.advertisement APStock Research using brains-in-a-dish forces a radical rethinking of Huntington’s disease By Andrew Joseph April 13, 2021 Reprints HealthHuntington’s community grieves not just one therapeutic setback, but two About the Author Reprints As they wait for more details from the Roche trial, researchers still believe that reducing the mutant protein is a smart strategy. They just need to figure out how — perhaps a different dosage or starting treatment earlier in the course of the illness — to make a clinical impact.“I feel so committed to this huntingtin lowering therapy,” Vicki Wheelock, a neurologist at UC Davis Health, said about tominersen during the webinar. “This is engaging the target. This is the best thing that we’ve had so far.” The HD Society’s Yohrling told STAT there were other experimental therapies in trials or in preclinical studies that the community was keeping a close eye on. Many of them also are geared to lower mutant huntingtin levels, though in different ways. Among the companies developing HD treatments is uniQure, which is testing a gene therapy that’s designed to block production of the mutant protein. The company announced this month it had enrolled the first group of patients in its early-stage clinical trial.  Privacy Policy Trending Now: Related: The Roche news came as a particular shock — and as a devastation. No other treatment that’s designed to target the roots of the neurodegenerative illness had ever made it that far in the development gantlet, so there was a ton of hope and excitement imbued in the study. Adding insult: Families don’t know why the trial was upended. Roche said only that it was halting treatments based on the recommendation of independent data experts monitoring the trial. It’s still not clear what in the data led to that recommendation. People in the Huntington’s community described their reactions as if they were grieving a loss. There are no treatments that slow the course of the universally fatal disease itself, only that work to alleviate symptoms. advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: “This in no way alters our resolve to defeat HD,” he said. “If anything it makes it stronger. We know what causes HD, we know that we can lower the protein that we think causes HD. We just now need to figure out a safe and efficacious way, the best way to lower it. That’s where we are. We will do that, we will meet that goal.”Huntington’s is a genetic disease, but not one caused by a misspelling in the “letters” that make up DNA, like many inherited conditions. Rather, it occurs when someone has too many repeats of the letters CAG in a gene that encodes a protein called huntingtin. People who have 40 or more CAG repeats will develop the disease, often showing symptoms first in their 30s or 40s, while 35 CAG repeats or fewer is considered healthy. (People with a number of CAG repeats in the middle may show symptoms, but not until later in life.) Related: Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson “It felt like someone punched me in the stomach, and I started hysterical crying,” MaryAnn Emerick, who has HD in her family, said on the webinar about learning the Roche news. She added: “It felt like something was torn from me.”The data monitoring committee had not identified any new safety issues, Roche said, which led to speculation that perhaps the data were so clear that the therapy wasn’t having a benefit that there was no reason for the trial to continue. But at the time of the announcement, Roche hadn’t even seen the data from the study, and it’s still unknown what led the committee to make the recommendation to cut off dosing. Roche said it will share some preliminary data from the trial at a conference later this month, and is also asking participants to continue seeing their doctors so more data can be collected.Then, on March 29, Wave announced that it was shelving two experimental therapies that had failed to sufficiently lower mutant huntingtin levels in early-stage trials. “This is not the update we were hoping to provide, and we recognize this has already been an extremely challenging month for the HD community,” Wave wrote in a letter.  With more repeats, the longer the huntingtin protein stretches, and it becomes toxic to neurons. The result is a cruel mix of symptoms reminiscent of ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s all together: mood changes and impulsive behavior; trouble walking and talking and eventually swallowing; cognitive declines.One of the reasons the Roche trial had generated so much excitement was because in an earlier study, researchers had found that the therapy — delivered via an injection into the fluid that bathes the spine — succeeded in lowering levels of the mutant huntingtin protein. The hope was that that reduction could lead to clinical improvements, which was what the placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial was designed to test. But then, on March 22, Roche said it was stopping the dosing of both tominersen and placebo. A group called an independent data monitoring committee, which regularly reviewed the trial’s data as it was being generated, had recommended the company halt dosing “based on the investigational therapy’s potential benefit/risk profile for study participants.”  If you value our coronavirus coverage, please consider making a one-time contribution to support our journalism. center_img Right now, they’re trying to come up with plans to build a house that can accommodate Nathan as his disease advances, one with a shower that can fit a wheelchair so Heather can eventually wash him and one with a bedroom big enough for a regular bed and hospital bed. They’re having to anticipate when Nathan’s condition gets to that point.People participate in clinical trials in hopes not just that the drug in question might help them, but that the study might lead to better treatments for others. With Huntington’s, that desire can be personal. There’s a 50-50 chance that people who have the disease pass it on to their children, and Nathan has a 15-year-old and 6-year-old. (When people turn 18, they can choose to get a genetic test to find out whether they have the mutant gene or not.)“From a selfish standpoint, I’d like to have my husband for longer than just a few years,” Heather said. But she added: “There was a lot of hope that even if it didn’t help Nathan, it would help our kids.” Andrew Joseph [email protected] @DrewQJoseph Novartis, meanwhile, plans to start a trial this year for its oral drug branaplam, which was originally developed for the condition spinal muscular atrophy but in preclinical studies reduced mutant huntingtin. And while Wave abandoned two of its therapies, it is still moving forward with another, refined version of the same kind of compound, an antisense oligonucleotide. It plans to start a clinical trial this year. Beyond trying to decrease the mutant protein, another approach Yohrling outlined is halting CAG expansion. Blood tests may show that someone who carries the disease-causing mutation has, say, 42 CAG repeats in their gene. But as people get older, those repeats multiply in neurons and other cells, like a record skipping for longer and longer. The hypothesis, Yohrling said, is that “if we could stop the expansion, we could stop the disease.”  Brazilian judge temporarily suspends pharmaceutical patent extensions amid push to lower drug costs Related: Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Support STAT: Please enter a valid email address. Zhang and colleagues file patent to use CRISPR against rare genetic diseases General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. A clinical trial for Huntington’s opens the door to hope for some patients. Only so many can get in Related: But researchers, patients, and families also vowed to use the information gleaned from the studies to make progress moving forward. During a webinar put together after the Roche news, George Yohrling, the chief scientific officer of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, described the pipeline for other potential treatments as “deep and diverse.”  Tags clinical trialsdrug developmentgeneticsrare diseaselast_img read more

Florida man accused of shooting and killing two dogs

first_imgDELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is facing animal cruelty and child abuse charges after killing two of his fiancee’s dogs, Volusia County Sheriff’s officials said.William Petty, 49, was arrested Sunday, a day after the incident occurred in DeLand, deputies said.A 16-year-old boy told his mother that Petty had tried to make him shoot one of the dogs.The teen’s mother called the sheriff’s office after he told her about the incident, officials said. The boy was at Petty’s home when the couple got into an argument, according to the arrest report. AdvertisementThe boy told investigators that Petty loaded up two of her dogs a female Catahoula mix and a male Dachshund — and drove them to a wooded area. He pulled out a revolver and shot the female dog in the head. He then handed the teen the gun and told him to shoot the other dog, the release said.The teen said he shot into the ground and Petty took the gun back and shot the other dog. He then tossed both dogs into the woods, the release said.Deputies found the dogs and consulted with Volusia County Animal Services officers, sheriff’s officials said. Animal control officials took both bodies. Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Florida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Florida moves against foreign theft of intellectual property June 8, 2021 The owner of the dogs confirmed that neither dog had an illness or ailment that would have called for them to be euthanized, the report said.Petty was located in Port Orange on Sunday and arrested on two counts of felony cruelty to animals, two counts of unlawful disposal of a dead domestic animal, child abuse and carrying a concealed weapon in the commission of a felony.Petty remained in jail on Monday. Jail records did not list a lawyer for Petty. AdvertisementTags: Animal crueltyFlorida Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement Over 1,000 unemployment claim call takers let go as DEO cancels contract June 12, 2021last_img read more

Plans for new group to represent Laois people with physical impairments to be established

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Pinterest It also intends to realise their dreams and ambitions, by providing information, advice and support to people.Mr Kavanagh said: “We want to improve disability awareness in Laois, therefore getting people with disabilities involved by giving them a voice.“Integrate people with disabilities into their own community. Our group in the long term would hope to assist in setting up, modelling and evaluating service models for the management of residential homes thus providing a framework to develop an attitude of co-operative and independent living. Therefore, allowing people with Physical Impairments/Disabilities to live independent lives of their own choice in their community.“Provide access for people with disabilities to education up to and including higher education i.e. third level“Provide a wide range of information on different disabilities, information lectures by health professionals and information days in Laois.“Lobby both the local authority and Government for a change in policies in relation to people with disabilities and their families/carers in Laois.“Assist in empowering people with disabilities by providing practical assistance to enable the person to exercise control over their own lives.“Another of our aims is to promote empowerment, independence and rights to people with disabilities through the provision of services such as the Personal Assistant Service.“Raise awareness that people with disabilities have civil rights to run their own lives, be active participants in society, permanent and ongoing Personal Assistant Service, personal development and more.“Acquisition of funds and resources to further the groups/organistions’ objectives.“Work to seek full and equal rights of people with disabilities, their inclusion in all aspects of society and to encourage and ensure the provision of appropriate services/supports to enable this to happen.“Aim to highlight the continuing quest for a more equal and fairer society with the same opportunities for all and where the worth of people with disabilities is recognised and valued.“And also develop services that achieve inclusion in society.”If you are interested or would like further information you can contact Leo on [email protected] or 087-2738194.SEE ALSO – Laois Abroad: The remarkable adventure of a Portlaoise woman in Sydney via Spain, the UAE and Chile Electric Picnic Facebook WhatsApp The wheels are in motion for the establishment of a brand new group aimed at representing Laois people with physical disabilities and impairments.Raheen native Leo Kavanagh, a long time advocate for people with disabilities, is the driving force behind the new group.Mr Kavanagh explained how the long term goal of the organisation is to go national and they are currently working on a mission statement – with details of the group’s name to be confirmed too.Leo said: “A politician once told me that they don’t find disability a ‘sexy topic’ but when 13.8% of the population have a physical disability or impairment, it is certainly a topic that impacts many people.“Myself and the people involved with the group have put in a lot of hours to get this up and running and I am proud to launch it here in Laois first.“We are hoping to set up a group that, by listening to the voice of disabled people and strengthening their voice here in Laois, can assist people with disabilities in the future.“And this also goes for people care for a family member or friend that has a disability.”The new group will be controlled by people with disabilities and their families/guardians/carers which meets the objectives towards independent living. TAGSLeo Kavanagh WhatsApp Council Twittercenter_img Electric Picnic Pinterest Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Plans for new group to represent Laois people with physical impairments to be established By Alan Hartnett – 7th April 2021 Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Facebook Previous articleRemember the Game: Laois defeat Wexford to stave off Division 1B relegation in 2004Next articleLaois ladies footballers learn national league fate as fixtures and structure confirmed for 2021 season Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Home News Community Plans for new group to represent Laois people with physical impairments to… NewsCommunitylast_img read more

Ontario seeks input on proposal for pension pooling

Canadian plan sponsors post positive quarter despite bond slump James Langton Earlier this year, the government appointed Bil Morneau to examine the idea, and, in a new report, he finds that “there is a significant opportunity for pension funds to realize benefits from the economies of scale and other advantages that a pooling framework would generate.” He estimates that a pooling frameowrk could save between $75 million and $100 million annually, once full implemented, by reducing duplication and costs; and that it could also broaden access to additional asset classes, and enhance risk management practices. “To the extent that these advantages support more diversified portfolios among participating institutions, pooled asset management may also help realize improved investment returns over the long term,” the report says. Morneau reports that he consulted with over 100 individuals and groups, representing labour and management at Ontario’s public-sector institutions; managers as well as current and former leaders of large Canadian pension funds; investment management professionals; interested industry associations; and retirees. “There was consensus that an opportunity exists to improve the management of public-sector pension assets, and the overwhelming majority of the participants in my meetings acknowledged the potential advantages of a new pooled asset manager featuring sufficient scale, excellent governance, independence from government and professional management,” he says in the report. The report sets out a path for the development of a new pooled asset manager that would oversee investments on behalf of Ontario’s public sector pension and other investment funds. “I identify the critical success factors for this new institution, including appropriate scale, approach to governance and management, and the need for individual institutions to maintain control over asset allocation decisions. Adherence to these recommendations would better enable participating institutions to embrace the new pooled asset manager,” it says. Indeed, it suggests that there is sufficient support among public-sector institutions to envisage a new pooled asset manager overseeing well over $50 billion in assets. Participating institutions would retain ownership of their assets, but invest them with the new pooled asset manager through a family of unitized pooled funds, similar to mutual funds. Also, employees and retirees would remain members of their existing plans; the relationship between pension plans and their members would not change; and, institutions would maintain their current plan designs including benefit levels and contribution rates, as well as funding policies and approaches to administration. Now, as the next step in the process, the government is asking for feedback on the report’s recommendations from individual plans, affected stakeholders and others. “This information will help inform the government’s position as it reviews the report and develops an implementation plan that will continue to build upon Ontario’s internationally recognized pension plan model and make the management of public-sector pensions even stronger,” said Duncan. Related news Federal budget fails to support needed pension reform, retiree group says Ontario finance minister Dwight Duncan is seeking feedback on a report that proposes the introduction of pooled asset management for the province’s public sector pension funds. In a statement issued Friday, Duncan calls for pension plans and others to provide their feedback on the proposal for pension pooling, which could create a new asset manager with over $50 billion in assets under management, while generating millions in savings for participating pension plans. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Pensions,  Ontario Budget 2021 revives tax issues from 2019 Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

North American stock markets end volatile week not far from where they started

first_img Keywords Marketwatch TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March North American stock markets fell to end a volatile week on the impact of OPEC failing to reach a deal to cut oil output along with continued worries about the novel coronavirus outbreak.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 378.97 points at 16,175.02. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Businessman check seriously analyzes a finance report investor colleagues discussing new plan financial graph data. bank managers task. Concept business and finance ,Account analyzes planing yozayo/123RF S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Canadian Press In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 256.50 points at 25,864.78. The S&P 500 index was down 51.57 points at 2,972.37, while the Nasdaq composite was down 162.98 points at 8,575.62.The Canadian dollar traded for US74.51¢ compared with an average of US74.54¢ on Thursday.The April crude contract was down US$4.62 at US$41.28 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down US6.4¢ at US$1.71 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was up US$4.40 at US$1,672.40 an ounce and the May copper contract was down US1.25¢ at US$2.56 a pound. Related newslast_img read more