by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 24, 2017 2:27 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,533.47 down 247.73 points):Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Down 54 cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $54.20 on 12.8 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 12 cents, or 4.76 per cent, to $2.40 on 9.4 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down five cents, or 1.35 per cent, to $3.66 on 7.7 million shares.Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN). Miner. Down 23 cents, or 5.10 per cent, to $4.28 on 7.3 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 49 cents, or 2.01 per cent, to $23.85 on 6.3 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down 15 cents, or 3.30 per cent, to $4.39 on 6.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Down $1.65, or 1.68 per cent, to $96.61 on 3.7 million shares. Royal Bank of Canada, the country’s largest lender, reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter results Friday on the back of solid earnings from its Canadian banking, wealth management and capital markets businesses. RBC, the second of the five big banks to report quarterly earnings, had $3.03 billion of net income during the quarter, up 24 per cent from a year ago. Most actively traded companies on the TSX
Some 10,000 vulnerable Lebanese and Syrian refugee children received the schools meals in March, the UN World Food Programme announced, allowing them energy to focus more on their studies. “By providing children with daily, nutritious meals at school, WFP can ensure improved nutritional intake for these children as well as encouraging their parents to send them to school regularly,” said WFP Lebanon Country Director Dominik Heinrich. He added that “education is vital to equip the youth of Lebanon and Syria with the tools they will need to contribute to a region that is going through such turmoil and difficulty.” Over the past five years, more than one million Syrian refugees have attended Lebanon’s public schools. In response, more than 250 public schools have introduced a double shirt system, to allow the enrolment of additional students. The WFP school meals programme is funded by the Italian Development Cooperation, and is being carried out in close coordination with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In addition, WFP assists 600,000 Syrian refugees across Lebanon with monthly food vouchers useable at local markets.