Loan waiver camps deferred

first_imgIn a surprise move, the BJP government in Rajasthan on Thursday deferred the holding of special camps for distribution of crop loan waiver certificates to farmers at the village cooperative societies in each of the 33 districts in the State. The camps were to be organised on May 26 and 28 to implement the decision for one-time loan waiver up to ₹50,000 each for farmers.The postponement of camps came amid the State government’s desperate attempts to find funds for the loan waiver scheme, which will cost ₹8,000 crore to the State exchequer. The Cooperative Department was asked at a meeting of a Group of Ministers on Wednesday to obtain a loan of ₹5,000 crore from banks to fund the loan waiver, for which the State government will provide guarantee.Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had announced one-time loan waiver up to ₹50,000 each for small and marginal farmers from their outstanding short-term debts in the 2018-19 State budget presented in the Assembly on February 12 this year. The scheme was later extended to cover all farmers.Cooperative Minister Ajay Singh Kilak said here on Thursday that Ms. Raje would formally inaugurate the loan waiver scheme by distributing certificates at a State-level function in Banswara on May 31. Among the 2.93 million farmers in the State set to benefit from the loan waiver, 1,09,000 farmers, whose loans worth ₹250 crore has been waived, live in Banswara district.The Congress has flayed the decision to defer holding of camps and described it as the ruling BJP’s ‘insensitivity’ and an attempt to reap political benefit from its decision, which in any case would not benefit thousands of farmers who had obtained loans from the institutions other than the cooperative banks.‘Scrambling for funds’“The cash-strapped BJP government is scrambling to arrange funds for the farm loan waiver. The government’s complete failure has been proved by over 90 farmers committing suicide in its four-year rule,” Pradesh Congress vice-president Archana Sharma said here, while alleging that the State government was never serious on the loan waiver issue.last_img read more

China to send 416 athletes to Rio in largest overseas contingent

first_imgChina will send 416 athletes to Rio de Janeiro next month, its largest overseas delegation in Olympic history, continuing its pursuit of medals that saw it take second spot in the table behind the United States four years ago.The country will send 256 women and 160 men to compete in 26 sports, the government said during a ceremony unveiling the team in Beijing on Monday, state news agency Xinhua reported. It fielded 396 athletes in the London 2012 games.”This is the largest ever Olympic delegation China has sent overseas,” Cai Zhenhua, deputy director of China’s General Administration of Sport, was reported by Xinhua as saying. He added that the delegation has 711 members including 29 foreign coaches.FAN FAVORITESLocal fans were assured by the inclusion of popular Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao, the recent subject of rumours that he had been cut from the squad for taking on too many commercial engagements. He is first Asian swimmer to win the 100 metres freestyle at the world championships.The youngest member of the delegation is 14-year-old Ai Yanhan, who will compete in the women’s 200m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay, while the oldest is 39-year-old Beijing Olympics shooting champion Chen Ying.Notable omissions include five-time Olympic gold medallist and gymnast Zou Kai and teenage gymnast Liu Tingting, who was due to compete in her first international competition but pulled out due to an injury suffered during training last week.Weightlifting Olympic champion Liao Hui, who missed the 2012 Olympics after failing a drugs test, also announced his retirement on the Twitter-like Weibo platform on Monday.advertisementlast_img read more

RCB vs SRH: Bangalore’s playoffs hopes in jeopardy after washout vs Hyderabad

first_imgThe Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday was washed due to incessant rain.Both the teams will share a point each as the rain refused to relent.RCB, with five points in their kitty, are placed at sixth in the IPL team standings while the visitors are at third with nine points from their eight outings.Heavy rain lashed the city in the evening but stopped an hour before the start of the match. It seemed for a while that the match would go ahead as scheduled and Bangalore players had even started warming up on the ground.However, it began drizzling just before the scheduled toss time and continued non-stop from there on. Later, rain intensified and forced the abandonment of the match. There was no toss at all.Puddles of water were seen at several areas of the ground and frenetic efforts of the groundstaff went in vain as rain finally played the spoilsport.Though the cut-off time for a five-over shootout match was 11.26 pm, the umpires called off the match at around 11 pm. With one point from the abandoned match, RCB jumped to sixth spot with five points from eight matches while SRH remained at third position with nine points from eight games.SRH had won the first-leg match between the two sides, the tournament’s inaugural match, by 35 runs in Hyderabad.RCB, under captain Virat Kohli, were looking to come out of the embarrassing batting debacle when they were all out for just 49 in their match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Sunday but they will have to wait longer to do so.advertisementSRH, on the other hand, would have wanted to notch up their first away win this season. They had lost all their three matches away from home this season before this game.last_img read more

Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Go 1-2 In Weekly Power Rankings

first_imgThis is a guest post by Derek Duke who writes for Heartland College Sports.Another college football Saturday has come and gone yet again. After all the excitement of last weekend and the time change on Sunday, you’re probably a little bit bummed to be back at work this week..No worries my friend, I have exactly what you need to cure your Monday blues. From ten to one, I have a Big 12 power ranking to get your week off on the right track.10. Kansas (1-8, 0-6 ) Trend: DownAfter getting spanked in Morgantown, this team is running out of chances to win a conference game. Head Coach David Beaty still has a long way to go with this football team. (Next up: vs. ISU)9. Iowa State (1-8, 0-6) Trend: DownThe Cyclones have shown improvement over recent weeks, but unfortunately they are still winless in conference play. The good news is that the Cyclones will play Kansas this week. Depending on if the Cyclones show up or not will determine if they get their first conference victory. (Next up: @ KU)8. Texas Tech (4-5, 2-4) Trend: DownWhile the Red Raiders may have the best offenses in the country, their defense could not stop a nose bleed even if there was a Kleenex box right in front of them. Unless the defense drastically improves, this team will be in a shootout every week. (Next up: @ OSU)7. Baylor (6-2, 3-2) Trend: Down (imagine falling from an Airplane in the sky)After getting dismantled by TCU at home, this football team is on a downward spiral. There are more things going on at Baylor than one could possibly fathom. To put it simply, there are too many distractions off the field. (Next up: @ OU)6. TCU (5-4, 3-3) Trend: NeutralKenny Hill has been anything but “Trill” for the Frogs. The defense has buckled up in recent weeks, but the quarterback play for this team will limit them down the road. Yes they crushed Baylor, but Baylor is going down a path that few will travel. (Next up: BYE)5. Texas (5-4, 3-3) Trend: NeutralOne week Charlie Strong is the head coach, the next week he is going to be fired. Well he won this week so I guess he can stay (for now). After a reeling off two straight wins, Texas will have a huge test this coming weekend against WVU. (Next up: vs. WVU)4. Kansas State (5-4, 3-3) Trend: NeutralDon’t let their record fool you, Bill Snyder is still a wizard. This team could have easily beaten OSU this past weekend if not for their lackluster passing game. You know what you get when you play against this football team.3. West Virginia (7-1, 4-1) Trend: UpEven with their recent loss to OSU, this team had a great confidence builder this past weekend playing Kansas. This is still a good football team and they will have a big test ahead of them by traveling to Austin next weekend. (Next up: @ Texas)2. Oklahoma State (8-1 I mean 7-2, 5-1) Trend: UpJust like Mike Gundy’s mullet continues to grow, so does this team’s confidence. After a tricky win in Manhattan, the Cowboys still control their own destiny in the Big 12. (Next up: vs TTU)1. Oklahoma (7-2, 6-0) Trend: UpAfter beating ISU, Oklahoma is still the only unbeaten team in conference play. They still have a few tough tests left before we crown them Big 12 champs. (Next Up: vs. BU)If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Clarke: Scotland won’t change overnight

first_imgSteve Clarke believes there were plenty of positives for Scotland to take after Oliver Burke’s late winner against Cyrpus.In his first game as Scotland boss since replacing Alex McLeish in May, Clarke’s team looked to be heading for a lacklustre draw, with Ioannis Kousoulos’ 87th-minute header having cancelled out a stunning strike from Andrew Robertson.But substitute Burke came to the rescue two minutes later to lift Scotland onto six points in Euro 2020 qualifying Group I. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Group favourites and leaders Belgium are up next for Clarke’s side, who sit third, level on points with Russia after three games played.And though he acknowledged that Scotland’s play – which was at times sluggish and toothless – will not change until he has had more time with the team, Clarke is feeling buoyant ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Belgium.”The way we showed character to bounce back gives us good hope for the future,” he told Sky Sports.”I’ve only had seven training sessions, so it won’t change overnight. I’ve given the lads a lot of information and I think some of them have taken it on too literally.”It was a game we couldn’t afford to lose and we handled that pressure.”I thought we did okay. At 1-0, I thought we were comfortable but we switched off from a set play. It would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves but the players showed great resilience and that’s a good sign.”I’m confident we have a group players who will certainly make it a difficult night for Belgium. A lot of things to be pleased about and a lot of things to work on.”Meanwhile winning scorer Burke was delighted to be the one to secure a vital three points for his side.”It was made for me to make an impact, coming on,” he said. “Conceding so late, it drove us on in search of the second goal and I think we deserved it.”last_img read more

Prime Minister Visits Five-Year-Old Letter Writer

first_imgHe also made reference to a letter from another child, Layla, sent to him by her mother during the festive season, which read: “Dear Santa. For Christmas and the New Year 2019, I would like there to be less crime in Jamaica and no more children going missing and also no more fires in Children’s Home. Next year, my brother will be taking PEP and he has been working very hard. I would like him to have a very relaxing Christmas and all his Christmas wishes come true.”“What she asked for was not what a typical child would ask Santa Claus. She was asking for peace. I found that to be very, very touching,” Mr. Holness said.After the Prime Minister’s comment, he visited Makai’s classroom and gave him the gift of a book.Beaming with happiness, Makai and his classmates hugged and thanked the Prime Minister for taking the time to visit them.“Thank you for responding and taking the time to visit us. We’re excited to have you. Thank you for coming,” Makai said.– Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, today (January 8), took time out to visit a five-year-old child, Makai McLawrence, who sent him a letter during the festive season with a request for him to visit his school, Small Treasures Child Care in St. Andrew.The Prime Minister posted a copy of the letter on his social media pages, which said: “Dear Most Honourable Andrew Holness. My name is Makai McLawrence. I am five years old. I attend Small Treasures Child Care, which is close to Jamaica House. I am inviting you to visit my school, to meet with the K3 students. We learnt about Jamaica’s motto, anthem, national heroes and you, our Prime Minister. We need a photograph of you”.The PM said it is important for our children to understand the structure of the Government, to understand civic affairs, and to be able to express themselves.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), hands a gift to five-year-old Makai McLawrence (right), who wrote a letter to inviting the Prime Minister to visit the school.. At left is Isaac Whyte, who also received a gift from the Prime Minister. The handover took place at Small Treasures Child Care in St. Andrew on Tuesday (January 8).last_img read more

New Experiences Await Visitors to Nova Scotia

first_imgFrom a seven-day rug-hooking tour in Cheticamp to a living black history program in Birchtown, there are a dozen new and enhanced experiences awaiting visitors to Nova Scotia. Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Rodney MacDonald announced today, Aug. 2, that $218,079 will be provided to support the development of a dozen tourism projects across the province. “Developing new or existing destinations throughout the province not only attracts visitors,” said Mr. MacDonald, “it enhances their experience in Nova Scotia. It also helps us to stay competitive in today’s tourism market.” The Pomquet Development Society in Antigonish County will receive $23,000 for its Chez Deslauriers Project. The funding will support several property enhancements at the restored Acadian home, including the creation of a trail system, an enlarged parking lot, and building of a new interpretive centre and staging area for festivals and events. “We’re very excited about the opportunities this new funding offers,” said Jackie Knocton, vice-chair, Pomquet Development Society. “By expanding our facilities, we will be able to offer more services and better accommodate our visitors.” Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens Society will receive $25,000 for the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. The funding will enable the society to enhance its interpretive services on local culture and heritage from a horticultural perspective, as well as develop new orientation materials and more accessible facilities. “These enhancements will enrich our visitors’ experiences by providing more information on our local culture and heritage in unique and innovative ways,” said Trish Fry, manager, Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. Other organizations receiving support include La Société Saint-Pierre in Inverness County — which will receive $5,000 to develop a seven-day learning vacation focused on the Cheticamp hooked rug experience — and the Black Loyalist Society in Shelburne County, which receives $4,714 to develop a script and deliver a living history program on the Life of Evan at the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown. “These tourism projects will help us build on our strengths and create new or enhanced experiences for visitors to the province,” said Charley Clerk, chair, Tourism Partnership Council. “The projects meet our strategic priorities and will assist the province in realizing its full potential as a world-class tourism destination.” The Tourism Development Investment Fund has invested more than $692,826 in 47 projects across Nova Scotia over the last year. Information on the Tourism Development Investment Fund is available from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage by calling 902-424-3908 or by visiting the website at . The next deadline for applications is Sept. 9.last_img read more

New Service in Cape Breton for Persons with Disabilities

first_img The program has started in Cape Breton and will expand throughout the province over the next year. The Independent Living Support Program expansion and other new services for people with disabilities were announced in December 2004, following extensive community consultation. The services include, Direct Family Support, implemented in 2005, that provides financial assistance to people who care for a family member with a disability at home and the Alternative Family Support Program, which will be implemented this spring and will offer a family-like setting in the community. These new programs complement existing supports and services already in place. Residents of Cape Breton with intellectual and physical disabilities or long-term mental illness will be living more independently with the help of a new provincial program and service providers. Three Cape Breton service providers have been approved to assist individuals requiring up to 21 hours of support per week under the Department of Community Services Independent Living Support Program. “This program will help Nova Scotians with disabilities who need a minimum level of assistance learn daily life skills,” said Community Services Minister David Morse. “We are offering a level of support that will allow people to live with greater independence, in their own homes, and improve their quality of life.” The program will offer support to about 25 eligible Service for Persons with Disabilities clients and help them develop skills in everyday activities such as maintaining a household, laundry, shopping, banking, preparing meals and community access. The successful service providers are: Cape Breton Community Housing Association serving Sydney and area; Supportive Living Society serving Sydney and area; Regional Occupational Centre Society Association serving Inverness and Richmond counties. last_img read more

Screening for Films Supported by Undergraduate Production Fund

first_imgThe first films created through the Film Nova Scotia bachelor of fine arts Film Production Fund are set to debut on the big screen Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Park Lane Cinema in Halifax. The fund provided five fourth-year students with a $2,500 production grant to assist with their undergraduate thesis films. The students recognized through the 2009 program are Joel McLeod for the film Ghost Vase, Chantale Reid for the film Porcelain, Heather DiPinto for the film Insert Colour, Heather Young for the film Dog Girl and Tiffany Westwood for the film Belly of the Whale. The short films will screen as part of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design annual screening of undergraduate thesis films. “We are proud to have partnered with the college on this initiative,” said Ann MacKenzie, president and chief executive officer of Film Nova Scotia. “Investing in the training and development of emerging film- makers helps ensure the growth of our local industry.” Film Nova Scotia is a provincial Crown corporation reporting to the Minister of Economic Development. Film Nova Scotia provides a wide range of programs and services to increase the capacity and competitiveness of the province’s film, television and new media industry. Find out more at .last_img read more

Principes directeurs au sujet du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 grippe porcine

first_imgLe médecin-hygiéniste en chef de la province, le Dr Robert Strang, appuie les principes directeurs proposés publiés aujourd’hui 16 septembre par l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada au sujet des personnes qui devraient recevoir le vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain). Même si l’approche au niveau national a toujours été d’offrir le vaccin à tous les Canadiens, les principes directeurs de l’Agence de la santé publique énumèrent les groupes qui tireront le plus grand avantage du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1. Ces groupes incluent les personnes de moins de 65 ans qui souffrent de maladies chroniques, les travailleurs de la santé, les femmes enceintes et les enfants de moins de cinq ans. « Je suis heureux que ces principes directeurs aient été publiés. Ils sont essentiels à la planification des cliniques de vaccination et au choix des publics cibles pour les messages d’information au sujet du vaccin, » a dit le Dr Strang. Il souligne que la Nouvelle-Écosse a commandé environ 1,4 million de doses du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1. Selon les plans actuels, le vaccin devrait être disponible au début novembre. La priorité est de s’assurer que tous les Néo-Écossais qui veulent le vaccin ou qui ont besoin du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain) le recevront en temps opportun. L’approche adoptée pour l’élaboration des principes directeurs est basée sur les meilleurs renseignements scientifiques et techniques disponibles et les connaissances les plus récentes. À mesure que la compréhension du virus H1N1 et de l’efficacité du vaccin évolue, la situation pourrait changer. « Au cours des prochains mois, nous nous attendons à une deuxième vague de cas de grippe H1N1. Le moment exact et l’ampleur de l’épidémie, ainsi que la gravité de la maladie sont difficiles à prévoir, » a dit le Dr Strang. Il souligne que les Néo-Écossais doivent continuer de prendre les mesures nécessaires pour minimiser la propagation du virus. La mesure la plus importante que les Néo-Écossais doivent prendre est de rester à la maison s’ils présentent des symptômes de la grippe, c’est-à-dire la fièvre ou la toux accompagnée d’une fatigue inhabituelle, d’un mal de tête, de douleurs musculaires et articulaires ou d’un mal de gorge. On encourage aussi les gens à prendre les précautions suivantes pour prévenir les maladies : Lavez-vous les mains souvent avec du savon et de l’eau, particulièrement après avoir éternué ou toussé. Si vous n’avez pas facilement accès à de l’eau et du savon, il est acceptable d’utiliser du désinfectant pour les mains à base d’alcool. Couvrez votre bouche avec votre bras ou votre manche pour tousser et éternuer. Si vous utilisez un mouchoir, jetez-le immédiatement et lavez-vous les mains. Évitez de vous toucher les yeux, le nez et la bouche. Ne partagez pas votre verre, bouteille d’eau, cigarette, protège-dents ou vos cosmétiques ou ustensiles. Si vous croyez avoir besoin de conseils ou de soins médicaux, communiquez avec le service Info-Santé 811. Comme dans le cas de toute autre maladie, si vos symptômes s’aggravent, consultez votre médecin ou visitez une clinique sans rendez-vous. Pour consulter les principes directeurs au sujet du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1, consultez le site Web de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada à l’adresse .last_img read more

Prince Harry And william Attend Charity Dinner

first_imgPrince Harry attended a dinner this week for The American Friends of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.The Prince proved a draw to Sean Lennon, son of Beatle John Lennon, The Voice judge, writer John McInerney, who penned Bright Lights Big City, and his socialite and philanthropist wife Anne Hearst McInerney, the granddaughter of newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst.Speaking about Prince Harry, Sean Lennon said: “It’s great that he is here. He seems to be really enjoying it. But it seems as if the whole city is running around trying to spot him, so I hope he doesn’t think New York is always like this. He is well loved here.”And said: “I am a fan of how Queen Elizabeth raised her children and how they have raised their children.“I am a great admirer of Prince Charles and his charity work and I think it is incredible Harry has made it part of his legacy to carry this on. He doesn’t have to do what he does, so I applaud him.”The Black Eyed Peas star and producer met The Prince after last year’s Diamond Jubilee concert at which he performed.He added: “He’s a party prince, a soldier and a philanthropist. He’s a regular guy. If Harry was a movie character he would be Iron Man.“I grew up watching documentaries about the Royal Family so I am really pleased to be meeting him.”The Prime Minister, on a separate official visit to America, attended the dinner after teaming up with Prince Harry earlier yesterday at an event in Manhattan promoting British innovation and technology.The American Friends of the Royal Foundation will also provide some funding to the New York based Harlem RBI Prince Harry played baseball at yesterday, so it can expand its coaching to inner city youngsters.The Friends were congratulated for the money they are providing to Harlem RBI in a foreword Prince Harry wrote for the fundraising evening.The Royal Foundation is a charitable organisation set up by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to channel their philanthropic activities. They concentrate their efforts in three main areas; veterans and military affairs, conservation and sustainable development and children and young people.In his speech The Prince paid tribute to his Foundation’s US arm. He said: “Thank you, from William, Catherine and me. You are such an important part of our Foundation family.”He added: “Almost a year ago – on the day before the London Olympics – The Royal Foundation launched Coach Core. This flagship initiative seeks to mentor and train our next generation of truly inspirational young sports coaches.“The aim is that they, themselves, will then become mentors and role models to their peers and further generations over the years ahead.“We now have pilot schemes running in London and Glasgow in Scotland – and I am delighted to announce that funds raised this evening will support a similar programme to be run in partnership with Harlem RBI here in New York, and potentially others like it.“It is exciting that Harlem RBI’s Project Coach and our Coach Core will be linked in this way, sharing experience and lessons learned to provide opportunity and inspiration to disadvantaged young people here and back home in Britain.“I visited the project in Harlem this afternoon, and met many of these young people whose lives are being changed through the power of sport.“As they learn and grow under the careful guidance of Harlem RBI, they represent living proof of what can be achieved. It was truly uplifting.“So, sport and coaching really does change lives.”He then introduced two young men – one British and one from the US – who had become coaches for them to tell their own stories. Prince Harry’s seven day tour of the America ends today when he plays in the Sentebale Polo cup in Greenwich, Connecticut in aid of his Africa based charity Sentebale, which supports orphans in Lesotho.Source:PrinceHenryOfWales.orglast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement RUBY ROSE TO FILM BATWOMAN IN VANCOUVER THIS WINTERGotham is set to take over Vancouver this winter.Multiple sources including What’s Filming have confirmed that the pilot TV show Batwoman will begin filming in Vancouver on Sunday, March 4th, 2019.Who’s playing Batwoman?It will be none other than Australian model, DJ, boxer, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and MTV VJ Ruby Rose.Here’s a look at her character: READ MOREBatwoman (Photo by Jack Rowand/The CW)RUBY ROSE-LED ‘BATWOMAN’ PILOT A GO AT CWDavid Nutter, who helmed ‘Game of Thrones, ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash,’ is on board to direct.It’s official: The CW is moving forward with a Batwoman stand-alone series.The network on Thursday handed out a pilot order for the Ruby Rose-led drama from showrunner and writer Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) and exec producer Greg Berlanti.David Nutter, the Emmy-winning Game of Thrones helmer who previously helmed pilots for The CW’s The Flash and Arrow, will serve in the same capacity on Batwoman.  READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment @rubyrose Advertisementcenter_img NEW “BATWOMAN” SERIES IS FILMING IN CANADA THIS SPRINGNew “Batwoman” TV show filming in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2019 and starring Ruby Rose.Calling all Batman fans! A new Batwoman series is coming soon to screens near you and it looks totally badass. Canadians may be able to get a first sneak peek because the new Batwoman series is filming in Canada this spring and here’s where you’ll find them on location.Vancouver, British Columbia will be home to the film production set of the new CW show, Batwoman. The series will be filming in Vancouver this March, and we even know the exact date filming will start. Keep a lookout on March 4 because that’s the day the series will start production in the city, according to What’s Filming. READ MORE Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Premier Horgan releases statement after legislative assembly passes Income Tax Amendment Act

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – Premier John Horgan has released a statement after the legislative assembly passed the Income Tax Amendment Act.The Income Tax Amendment Act sets out the final pieces of the Province’s fiscal framework for liquefied natural gas projects in B.C.According to Horgan, the Act will secure the largest private-sector investment in Canadian history. Horgan says his government has set four stringent conditions for LNG in B.C. that will fit under the CleanBC plan.“Our government set four stringent conditions for LNG in B.C.: a fair return for our natural resources, jobs and training opportunities for British Columbians, partnerships with First Nations, and the project must fit within our CleanBC plan.”According to the Government, the LNG Canada project will create jobs and opportunity for Kitimat, the Haisla Nation and people in the North, and is expected to generate $23 billion in government revenues to support public services for all British Columbians.Horgan also says reconciliation with First Nations is vital to the project’s success.“The benefits of LNG Canada’s investment will require government’s full commitment for many years. A continued focus on reconciliation with First Nations, particularly those on whose territory the project will be built, is vital to success.”last_img read more

JHU denies any links with Kandy communal riots

He also said that it was clear from the investigations that some groups linked to the Rajapaksas were behind the violence. The Jathika Hela Urumaya today denied any links with the communal riots in Kandy and has urged the Police to properly investigate and reveal the identity of those who instigated the violence.JHU leader and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the JHU has been accused of being behind the violence by the joint opposition led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Ranawaka said that the Police investigations have not revealed any links between the JHU and the attacks on the Muslims in Kandy. (Colombo Gazette) Ranawaka said that he had asked the Police to make public details regarding the ongoing investigations into the violence. read more

Ohio State field hockey looks to keep momentum at No 8 Maryland

Then-freshman forward Maddy Humphrey (left) pushes the ball upfield during a game against Iowa Oct. 19, 2014 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 4-2.Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State field hockey team hopes to keep its momentum when it faces off against another team that is undefeated in conference play, No. 8 Maryland, this week.Coming off a 2-1 double overtime victory last week against Penn State, the Buckeyes are now 2-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 2011 and 6-3 overall. Maryland (8-3, 3-0) — which is coming off a 5-1 victory against Michigan State on Sunday — currently sits in a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten alongside OSU and Indiana. The Terrapins have combined to score 38 goals so far this season, 20 of which have come off penalty corners.Coach Anne Wilkinson said her team has put forth a lot of effort in practice this week and that it will show on the turf Friday.“At the end of the day it’s about who steps up and shows up on the field,” Wilkinson said. “I think with the hard work that our team put in this week, we’ll be prepared and ready to compete.”As proof of their effort, the Buckeyes continue to rack up Big Ten Player of the Week honors. Sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro, senior forward Peanut Johnson and, most recently, sophomore back Caroline Rath have all taken home the title so far this season. Johnson, who has 15 points on six goals along with three assists, said the team’s dedication and spirit give them an upper hand in succeeding on the field.“Everyone’s just on their A-Game,” Johnson said. “The fact that freshmen, sophomores, juniors are all playing with so much heart is just really what’s setting this season apart from all the others.”Coming into Friday’s game winning five of its last six, OSU is averaging 2.50 goals per game with 23 goals total. Alongside the strong offense, the Buckeyes’ defense leads the conference with 65 total saves. Tamburro — who tallied a season-high 11 saves versus Penn State — said the defense has found its flow on the field and is finally meshing together. “The defense has been working amazing together, we’ve made so much progress since the beginning of the season,” Tamburro said. “We’re all open with each other, the communication and trust has definitely come together.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to face off against the Terrapins on Friday at Buckeye Varsity Field at 3:30 p.m.Coach’s cornerWilkinson and Maryland coach Missy Meharg used to be teammates at the University of Delaware on both the field hockey and lacrosse teams. Looking forwardFollowing their contest against Maryland, the Buckeyes will continue Big Ten play against Rutgers at home. The game is set for Oct. 9, with faceoff being scheduled for 3:30 p.m at Buckeye Varsity Field. read more

THW Kiel without Steffen Weinhold to fight for TOP 8

The German derby in VELUX EHF Champions League 2016/2017 between Rhein Neckar Lowen and THW Kiel on Thursday (19.00 hrs), where the first quarter-finalists of the European elite competition will be decided. The “Lions” won first match in Kiel 25:24. This could help Nikolaj Jakobsen guys to crush the big rivals, but also missing of some important “Zebras” players like Domagoj Duvnjak or Rene Toft Hansen.The last problem for Alfred Gislason is absence of Steffen Weinhold. The 31-years old right back has neck-muscle problems. He won’t be able to help his team-mates in the most important match of the season. ← Previous Story Maccabi Castro Tel Aviv win Israeli Cup after 52 years! Next Story → SEHA GAZPROM Final 4 with a day rest before match days! read more

VIDEO Emotional reunion as tornado survivor finds dog buried alive under house

first_imgIN THE MIDST of the destruction following a massive tornado in Oklahoma that left 91 people dead, news channel CBS managed to capture an emotional reunion between a woman and her missing dog.Barbara Garcia, who survived the tornado despite the collapse of her house, was describing the moment the tornado struck and she lost sight of her little dog, when the pooch stuck his head out of the rubble.“I hollered for my little dog and he didn’t answer, he didn’t come so I know he’s in here somewhere,” she told the reporter shortly before the dog appeared. Afterwards an emotional Garcia told the news crew that God had answered her prayers as she had asked him to let them both be OK. (Video: hitnewsvideoful/YouTube)The full CBS report can be viewed here.Related: Scenes of death, destruction as tornado strikes Oklahoma suburbs>last_img read more

Carolyn Long seeks to inspire women to run for office

first_imgCarolyn Long wants to talk about the power of losing. About how campaigning is a journey, not just a destination. About how keeping an eye on the broader reasons for running for office — serving the public, inspiring others, enacting a shared vision — can help keep a loss in perspective.Of course, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go another round.“Even the journey is a win for you. You learn about yourself,” Long said at a training session for current and prospective political candidates hosted by the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Saturday.“Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try again,” Long added. “That’s very important, as well.”During her speech at the training session, the Democrat, who last year lost her campaign against Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, played it coy on whether she’d pursue a 2020 congressional run. She dodged audience questions on if or when she planned to declare another campaign after her 2018 run proved the only serious challenge to Herrera Beutler since the congresswoman was first elected in 2010.But she certainly didn’t rule it out. And she hit the “try, try again” theme pretty hard for someone who isn’t at least considering a second run.Losing, she said, is an opportunity for reflection, “and a time for planning for the future.” It’s also a chance to reconnect with the driving factors that motivated you to run in the first place.last_img read more

PS Fisheries Expresses Concern over Illegal Fishing Activities

first_imgBy: Makutu MannehThe Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Fisheries has on Thursday said most of the local fishermen and trawlers operating in Gambian waters are engaged in illegal fishing activities.Dr Bamba A.M Banja on Thursday saidy: “This is a global problem; Gambia is not the only country facing it.”Dr Banja who made this statement during an interview with this paper, was reacting to claims by local fishers who alleged that Chinese Fishing trawlers operating in Gambian waters used unauthorized nets to catch fish including juvenile ones.He said that is why the Ministry of Fisheries is in the process of buying a new petrol boat for the navies so that they would be in a position to effectively police the country’s territorial waters against poachers, illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing in the Gambia.He said the Ministry of Fisheries is working with its development partners and other players at sub-regional level to combat IUU which they are doing by carrying joint surveillance missions which involve other countries.He said they will not relent in the battle against illegal, unreported and unregistered fishing until they eradicate the practice in The Gambia.Dr. Bamba A.M Banja earlier said industrial fisheries activities in The Gambia are regulated by his Ministry.He mentioned that each fishing vessel has its limitation in Gambian waters. He said the local fishermen are to fish from 0 to 9 nautical miles, while “industrial fishers are authorized depending on the size of their vessel which can be from 9\12 or 12 beyond nautical miles”.He added if any of the fishing vessels goes beyond the nautical miles, they are allowed to operate, then, they are encroaching into the zones reserved for others which is punishable under Gambian law.Dr. Benja said in the event any vessel crosses its territory to another boundary, it would not be the responsibility of the fisheries ministry to react, but that of the Gambia Navy because it is their responsibility to protect the coastal and fishery waters.“Fishing in the wrong zone is against the fishery law which the fishermen don’t understand,” he said.He further said before fishing trawlers are given permission to fish in the sea, they have to come for inspection and in the process, they look at their facilities, net sizes and others to see if they are in conformity with what the legislation is demanding from them.He remarked: “We cannot give license to a fishing trawler that has not fulfill the requirements of the law.”The net size is regulated and inspected and if any vessel is found fishing with the wrong net sizes, the vessel is intercepted and the crew arrested, he added.He said they have registered about 50 to 60 trawlers, adding these trawlers are given three months to operate and after that, some can come and renew their license again.He said they need the participation of Gambians in the sector especially the women and youth, saying only few Gambians are fishing.He said fishery is a very important sector for the Gambian economic because it has the potential to create employment opportunities and bring revenue and foreign exchange as well as improve the nutritional status of Gambians.last_img read more