Annan European official flag 2005 as decisive year for UN and the

The Secretary-General and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso ended a private meeting at UN Headquarters in New York with a joint call for action-oriented decisions to be taken this coming September at the General Assembly’s summit-level review of the Millennium Declaration, where world leaders are expected to formally consider the comprehensive reform agenda outlined in Mr. Annan’s “In Larger Freedom” report.The two reviewed UN-European Union cooperation, and discussed the process leading up to the September summit. Mr. Annan welcomed EU support for UN reform, and for the ongoing consultations on reform led by the Assembly President. He also welcomed ongoing discussions about ways for the UN and the EU to work together with regional and sub-regional organizations.Mr. Barroso underlined the need to step up collective efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adding that the EU had been at the forefront of such efforts by making ambitious proposals to increase the quantity and quality of development finance, strengthening policy coherence for development and focusing attention on sub-Saharan Africa.In their talks, Mr. Annan and Mr. Barroso also discussed the situation in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Iraq. They emphasized their shared commitment to Africa as a clear priority in the work for development, peace and security, welcoming the increasing role of the African Union in this area. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 25, 2016 2:56 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,870.63, down 52.38 points):Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:CGC). Drug manufacturer. Down 56 cents, or 8.66 per cent, to $5.91 on 9.2 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 29 cents, or 8.03 per cent, to $3.90 on 7.3 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 16 cents, or 3.21 per cent, to $5.14 on 6.5 million shares.Orbite Technologies Inc. (TSX:ORT). Miner. Down four cents, or 10.96 per cent, to 32.5 cents on 6.1 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 19 cents, or 3.78 per cent, to $5.21 on six million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 57 cents, or 3.94 per cent, to $13.88 on 5.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Transportation. Down 14 cents, or 0.16 per cent, to $87.67 on 889,676 shares. Canadian National Railway says its net earnings fell to $972 million in the third quarter as revenues dropped six per cent to $3.01 billion. The Montreal-based railway says it earned $1.25 per diluted share for the three months ended Sept. 30, down one cent from a year ago when it earned about $1 billion.Sherritt International (TSX:S). Miner. Up four cents, or 4.55 per cent, to 92 cents on 1.4 million shares. Sherritt International cut its Ambatovy mine’s 2016 nickel production forecast for the second time this year. The mining company — which operates Ambatovy and owns 40 per cent of the joint venture — said Tuesday the new production estimate is for between 40,000 tonnes and 42,000 tonnes of nickel. read more