Coxheath Office Closure

first_imgThe Department of Natural Resources office at 300 Mountain Rd., Coxheath, has been closed for the remainder of the day because of a malfunctioning water service pump. The office is expected to reopen to the public Tuesday, Oct. 19. -30-last_img

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BC Agricultural Critic visits Peace Region to hear farmers concerns

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Agricultural Critic MLA Ian Paton joined local MLA Dan Davies on a two-day visit to tour the agricultural scene of the Peace Region.During Paton’s visit, they attended the B.C. Grain Producers’ Annual General Meeting, and a crop tour on Thursday, July 25, followed by a visit with local farmers on Friday, July 26.Being a farmer himself, Paton shares similar concerns with farmers when it comes to the Agricultural Land Commission; more specifically land rights. Paton feels that in order for the industry to thrive into the future, the Government needs to give farmers their land rights back in order for them to make the decisions as to what is best for their own land.According to Paton, the NDP Government has introduced a couple of bills that prevent farmers from making land decisions.“The NDP Government has brought two bills forward, last Fall Bill-52 and this was Spring Bill-15. What they’re doing is they’re giving way more control and power to the State, where the Agricultural Land Commission is now controlling what you can do on your farm, the size of house you can build on your farm. They’re starting to turn away the opportunities for farmers to have a second home on the farm… I’m a believer that if you want the next generation to take an active role in the farm, you’ve got to give the family members an opportunity to live on the farm.”Paton says Bill-15 has taken away the opportunity for landowners, within the Agricultural Land Reserve, to have the ability to go directly to the ALC to make an application to exclude land.Paton also suggests that Regional Panels need to be reintroduced in order to get an “on-the-ground” look at farming across the Province.last_img read more

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Moroccan Association ArtiCultures Celebrates International Art Day on April 15

Rabat – The ArtiCultures’ Association and the Free Trade Union of Moroccan Artists of Salé (SLAPMS) will mark International Art Day, by organizing a collective exhibition of Plastic arts. The event is celebrated each year on April 15.The event will be marked by musical and poetic activities. “This event will highlight artists from all walks of life, each with their own artistic expression,” the organizers said.“This day has a high symbolic value, because celebrating art is nothing more than celebrating life in its noblest essence. With everything it can convey as messages of hope, openness and tolerance, it is indeed worth celebrating,” added the same source. ArtiCultures has also organized a visual arts workshop at the request of the Badil association for children with diabetes. The initiative targeted about 30 children suffering from the disease.“The art made by the children will be the subject of an exhibition in Paris,” the organizers said, in addition to making children aware of the benefits of opening up to the world.The art work produced by the children will be handed over to Fatema Binet Ouakka, member of the Board of Directors of the French National Council for Visual Artists (CNFAP), and the International Association of Visual Arts (AIAP) to be exhibited in Paris.The first International Art Day was organized in 2012 at the initiative of the International Association of Art (IAA), supported by UNESCO. read more

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Malaysian premier and entrepreneurs win UN cyber prizes

The United Nations’ oldest agency, set up 80 years before the creation of the mother Organization, today awarded one of the most up-to-date prizes to the Malaysian Prime Minister and two leading communications industry figures for bringing cyberspace within the reach of billions of people.The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) named Malaysian Premier Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, China Mobile Chairman Wang Jianzhou and early Internet pioneer Robert Kahn of the United States as winners of the 2010 ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award for their dedication to promoting information and communication technology (ICTs) as a means of providing a better life for humanity.“ICTs have been instrumental in paving the way for a better future, increasingly dictating lifestyles and behaviour patterns, contributing to the growth of trade and commerce, improving governance and municipal services, and revolutionizing entertainment through the development of rapid communications,” ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré said. The 189-member ITU, the world’s oldest intergovernmental organization, founded in 1865, became a UN specialized agency in 1947, two years after the UN’s own creation. Its three-part mandate now comprises coordinating the use of radio-communications resources such as frequencies and satellite orbits, establishing global telecom standards, and promoting the development of the ICT sector worldwide.In announcing the awards, the ITU underscored the high priority that Mr. Najib placed on strengthening ICT infrastructure in Malaysia and supporting the agency’s work for global cyber-security through the IMPACT Centre in Cyberjaya near Kuala Lumpur, the capital. Mr. Wang was praised for his leadership of China Mobile, which operates the world’s largest mobile network with over 500 million subscribers, covering all major cities as well as outlying and remote rural areas in the world’s most populous country. The agency highlighted the key pioneering role Mr. Kahn played as head of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI), based in the state of Virginia, in the development of the Internet. He laid the foundations of the TCP/IP (transmission control and Internet protocols) architecture, a standard operating feature. CNRI, a non-profit organization, focuses on the strategic development of network-based information technologies, with Mr. Kahn steering the development of new standards.The awards will be presented at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai on 17 May, which is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day and the anniversary of the ITU’s establishment in 1865. 23 April 2010The United Nations’ oldest agency, set up 80 years before the creation of the mother Organization, today awarded one of the most up-to-date prizes to the Malaysian Prime Minister and two leading communications industry figures for bringing cyberspace within the reach of billions of people. read more

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Multiyear effort underway to build national picture of Indigenous employment

OTTAWA — A national, multi-pronged, multimillion-dollar effort is underway to figure out how Indigenous Peoples fare in the country’s labour market and fill a data gap that is woefully wide.In some cases, the lack of data has meant federal officials have allowed businesses in the food and retail sector to hire temporary foreign workers near reserves even though there are Aboriginals who could fill the jobs, owing to the high unemployment rate in those Indigenous communities.Federal and Indigenous agencies are trying to fill that knowledge gap through a series of surveys and outreach efforts that will take years to complete and cost some $12 million.Internal government documents point to some conflict between officials about whether efforts are too costly or will yield robust enough data to ensure a new Indigenous jobs strategy reaches more workers and boosts economic outcomes on reserve.The government expects that over the next decade, about 400,000 young Aboriginals will join the workforce, adding to the almost 900,000 already of working age. At the same time, the Liberals are crafting a new Indigenous employment strategy to guide those workers in the labour market.But the data needed to craft the strategy is woefully lacking or old.“There is currently a lack of up-to-date, on-reserve labour market information to support program design, service delivery, and decision-making,” said Matt Pascuzzo, a spokesman for Labour Minister Patty Hajdu. “The census is the only source of labour market information for the on-reserve population and it takes place every five years.”Pascuzzo said the government would like to see on-reserve labour information updated annually to provide a clearer picture about skills and training needs, employment and education of Indigenous Peoples on reserves.Statistics Canada, which runs the census, questioned how useful the $12-million program would be, believing that the census and tax filing data would be more than enough to understand the on-reserve labour force.Hajdu’s officials argued in a briefing note to her earlier this year that Statistics Canada’s methods were sound, but have “proven to be costly.”“There is a need to take steps towards reducing the gap in on-reserve labour force information,” reads the briefing note, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. “Although the results will not be as robust as that of Statistics Canada’s (monthly labour force survey), the investment of $12 (million) is a start.”The federal government will spend the money between now and 2022 to for a new jobs survey on reserves, while also working with Statistics Canada to see if Indigenous tax filings can be used to glean important employment details. There are also plans to use information already being held by other departments and levels of governments and work with groups that deliver job programming on and off-reserve.The First Nations Information Governance Centre plans to roll out a major employment survey next year.The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board is looking to create a skills inventory for Ontario, mirroring similar pushes in other provinces. Interim board chair Dawn Madahbee Leach said the inventory will help match Indigenous workers, particularly young people, with available jobs to help them get a foot in the labour force.“Opening those doors is the biggest thing,” she said.The latest census figures on Indigenous incomes on reserve show that the median employment-related income ranged from over $40,000 annually in three communities to 22 communities with median employment incomes below $10,000.However, the figures are not a complete picture of what happens on reserve: Many details have been suppressed over privacy concerns by the statistics office, which will provide census data about Indigenous Peoples in Canada later this month.— Follow @jpress on Twitter. read more

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India for genuine political reconciliation

A visiting delegation of Indian legislators on Saturday said that they have urged Sri Lanka to go for genuine political reconciliation.Speaking to reporters at the conclusion of a six day trip to Sri Lanka, the head of the delegation Indian opposition leader Sushma Suwaraj said that they were satisfied with the visit and rubbished claims it did not meet its purpose. However she noted there still remain issues which need to be addressed including the resettlement of some 6000 war displaced people who remain in displacement camps and the resumption of talks aimed at reaching a political settlement. Chandrakanthan, who was a member of the Tamil Tigers before he defected in 2004, told the Indian delegation when they visited the east that India has a responsibility to ensure the agreement is now implemented. “We have urged President Mahinda Rajapaksa to end the stalemate in talks with the Tamil National Alliance. The government must persuade the Tamil National Alliance to resume talks. We made the same appeal to the Tamil National Alliance. We also emphasized that there needs to be devolution of power,” Suwaraj said.Two key political parties from Tamil Nadu in southern India, the AIDMK and DMK, withdrew their members from the Indian delegation which toured Sri Lanka saying they visit will not address concerns raised in India about Sri Lankan Tamils. Suwaraj said that the delegation was satisfied with the pace of the development and reconstruction work undertaken by the Sri Lankan government of the war battered areas in the north and east of the country. However Suwaraj said if possible she will convey to AIDMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyalalitha Jeyaram that the visit to Sri Lanka was not a tourist visit and that it did serve its purpose.The delegation on Saturday met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and discussed Indian concerns on post war Sri Lanka including demilitarization of the north.On Friday the delegation met the Eastern Province Chief Minister and former Tamil Tiger rebel Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan who had called for the implementation of an accord inked between India and Sri Lanka in 1987. read more

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Falcons add defensive end Derrick Shelby to long IR list

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive end Derrick Shelby on injured reserve.Shelby, who has a groin injury, becomes Atlanta’s seventh former starter to land on IR. Six players currently are on IR.The IR list includes linebacker Deion Jones, who came off injured reserve on Nov. 14 but has not yet been active for a game after missing two months with a broken right foot. He has a chance to play Sunday against Baltimore.Shelby started in three of seven games he played this season and had 10 tackles.Rookie safety Ryan Neal was promoted to the active roster on Wednesday. Running back Jeremy Langford, who played two seasons with the Bears, was signed to the practice squad.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press

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James Blake Retires After 14 Years of Professional Tennis

Photo by www.mpcpoker.com.For 14 years, James Blake carried the torch as the only African-American male of note on the pro-tennis circuit. Monday, he ended his commendable run.Through tears at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., Blake said, “Despite the tears, I’m actually really happy about this. I can do it on my own terms. Always wanted to do that. I thought about it a ton this year.”Married and with a child, Blake, 33, prefers family life over professional tennis.“There are so many athletes that say they can never replace that feeling of having that adrenaline rush, but I get more of an adrenaline rush now seeing my (1-year-old) daughter wake up in the morning,” he said. “That’s something that I’m truly looking forward to–being able to spend more time with my wife and daughter.”Blake went to Harvard University before turning pro in 1999. His highest ranking was No. 4 in the world in 2006. He goes into his first-round match in the U.S. Open against Ivo Karlovic ranked 100th.“I don’t kid myself. I know I have had a great career in my eyes, but it’s not one that’s going to go down in the history books,” Blake said. “It’s not one that’s going to end in Newport” — the  Rhode Island home of the International Tennis Hall of Fame — “but it’s one that I’m proud of.”He called helping the United States defeat Russia in the 2007 Davis Cup final in Portland, Ore., as “my proudest moment. . . without a doubt.”Blake won 10 singles titles, the last in 2007. He reached the quarterfinals three times in Grand Slams, all in U.S. Opens. In a riveting match, he lost to Andre Agassi on one of those occasions. The”biggest highlight and lowlight, at the same time,” Blake called it.“Obviously, the U.S. Open was a special place for him. I understand how he would want to end here. You know, I think he still has a lot of great tennis in him, but he’s decided that now is the time for him,” Venus Williams, former World No. 1 Champion, said. “He has a family now, so those are important priorities, from what I hear. He’s ready, so all we can do is support him.” read more

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NFL draft Corey Smith signs as undrafted free agent with Cincinnati Bengals

Then-redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Smith (84) had 6 catches for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns during OSU’s annual Spring Game on April 18 at Ohio Stadium. His 37-yard touchdown with 3:43 to play sealed the 17-14 win for the Scarlet team.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Lantern photographerFormer Ohio State wide receiver Corey Smith signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent, according to multiple outlets.All I needed was a shot @Bengals appreciate it ain’t no talking just #CheckDat— Cj (@dreamchaser_cj5) April 30, 2017A transfer from East Mississippi Community College, Smith redshirted his first year at OSU in 2013. Then, in 2014, he caught 20 passes for 255 yards. His longest catch of 47 yards came in the national championship win over Oregon, and he was a valuable part of the Scarlet and Gray special teams unit during his time in Columbus.In 2015, Smith played in four of the team’s first five games — racking up five catches for 62 yards — before suffering a season-ending leg injury against Indiana on Oct. 3. The Akron, Ohio native also missed time in 2016 with a hand injury.Seven former OSU players were selected in the 2017 NFL draft, the second-most since 2009. read more

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Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair

first_img Kevin and Alanna Source: FacebookKEITH RUSSELL WAS blown away by the amount of support his family received when fundraising to renovate their home to make it accessible for their disabled daughter.Alanna (7) has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, she doesn’t have any movement in her arms or legs and can’t talk.The family, based in Navan, Co Meath, raised €70,000 over the course of 18 months and received a grant of €30,000 from the local council to fund the renovations.They are currently staying in rented accommodation while their house is being renovated. They hope to move back home later this year.Keith (34) tells TheJournal.ie the reaction to the family’s campaign was “absolutely amazing” and they wanted to give something back.He now plans to run the Dublin Marathon in October, while pushing Alanna in her wheelchair, to raise funds for The Meadows Children’s Respite Service, where Alanna stays over once or twice a month. The centre helps 70-80 families. Alanna Source: FacebookThe money raised will go on upgrading the centre’s wheelchair-accessible bus.Keith says Alanna is “a very outgoing girl and she loves to meet new people”.Training“At the end of last year I decided I was going to run the marathon this year. We didn’t need to raise any more money so we wanted to raise money for someone else.We received so much help and met so many fantastic people in that year-and-a-half that we have decided we want to give back to another charity.Keith says his training is “going well” and he and Alanna have taken part in a number of smaller races. Initially he was tilting Alanna’s normal wheelchair back and pushing it while running. Source: FacebookHe has since received a specialised wheelchair from Team James – a project that saw Mark Lacey push 10-year-old James Casserly in the Dublin Marathon last year, raising €45,000 for charity.Keith says this has made the process much easier. However, it’s obviously still very difficult as he can’t use his arms for momentum.Keith, a member of Navan Athletics Club, previously played football but says he had to give it up to help look after Alanna.“I will push Alanna the full 26.2 miles on my own. It will be my first ever marathon and I get to share it with Alanna.”More information about the campaign and how you can donate is on the Team Alanna Facebook page.Read: ‘Organs could be grown in pigs for transplants’: Scientists eye breakthroughRead: An Irish Independence Day? Enda says we already have our day on 17 March http://jrnl.ie/3210373 Share Tweet Email1 Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair Keith Russell was blown away by the support his family received and now wants to raise money for a respite centre in Meath. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Saturday 28 Jan 2017, 11:47 AM By Órla Ryan Short URL Jan 28th 2017, 11:47 AM 25 Comments 17,001 Views last_img read more

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Stevie Wonder to play Dublins 3Arena this July

first_imgStevie Wonder to play Dublin’s 3Arena this July Tickets go on sale this Friday. Apr 8th 2019, 9:35 AM Short URL Wonder has won 25 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe as well as an Oscar.The 68-year-old has amassed worldwide sales of over 100 million units along with countless hit songs, many of which fans can expect to hear this summer. Wonder plays London’s Hyde Park on 6 July with Lionel Richie, however, no support act has been announced yet for his Dublin gig.  16,915 Views Monday 8 Apr 2019, 9:35 AM By Adam Daly Share271 Tweet Email5 https://jrnl.ie/4581281 center_img Image: Daniel DeSlover via PA images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 44 Comments Ireland, I am very excited to personally invite you to my party, The Stevie Wonder Song Party: Celebrating Life, Love and Music, on Tuesday 9th of July at @3ArenaDublin. Tickets on sale 9am Friday! https://t.co/QNdoiFVOXw pic.twitter.com/Fvk1c0QAlH— Stevie Wonder (@StevieWonder) April 8, 2019 STEVIE WONDER HAS announced a Dublin date for his upcoming tour, his first Irish gig in nine years. As part of ‘The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music’, Wonder will be performing at the 3Arena on 9 July. Tickets, priced from €99.50, go on sale this Friday at 9am.  Source: Stevie Wonder/Twitter Image: Daniel DeSlover via PA images last_img read more

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Vinicius and Ramos save Real Madrid vs Valladolid

first_imgWith a deviated goal by Vinicius in the final minutes of the match, Real Madrid was saved from another boring result against Valladolid at the Bernabeu.We can’t deny that Real Madrid is currently going through its darkest moment since Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo left, but newcomer Santiago Solari has at least understood how important Vinicius is to this club.Florentino Perez is many things, but the man is not stupid and he has recently proved that he doesn’t pay €45 million for any player as he did for the young Brazilian.This Saturday’s performance from Real Madrid before the 73rd minute, proved that Los Blancos were in urgent need of a player who helped his teammates wake up and the Flamengo product is just that.It took him only a couple of minutes to make the Bernabeu applaud him and it took him 10 to get the first goal of the match, even if the credit didn’t go to him after the goal was scored.Los Blancos didn’t have a proper player who could occupy the left wing when Ronaldo left, but Vinicius proved that he was born to play on that side of the pitch and he was able to accelerate the pace of all his teammates with his creativity and hunger for success.Vinicius y 10 más. #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/ylvzBKlk2G— Real Madrid (@realmadridnote) November 3, 2018The fans at the Santiago Bernabeu ended up booing the players after a first half with no goals and very little emotions, Santiago Solari was able to study the weak points that this squad has during that time.Midfielders Luka Modric and Toni Kroos will mostly remain static if they don’t have players up front who are constantly moving and looking for a space to create football, but the biggest flop today was Casemiro as he looked extremely tired during the minutes he played and Solari was quick to notice this.Isco Alarcon came in during the second half to replace the Brazilian, the Spaniard was instantly positive for the game as he was fresh and had new ideas to help the squad.But the Spanish giants were still lacking that acceleration up front that Vinicius had, but Santiago Solari wanted to seem like he was going to take the player’s upbringing very carefully and he wouldn’t expose him too much because he still fears that the Santiago Bernabeu could intimidate him.But this player is very confident, he was eager to come in and prove that he is worthy to play for Real Madrid and also prove Julen Lopetegui wrong.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…🏁 FT: @RealMadrid 2-0 @realvalladolid (Kiko Olivas (og) 83′, @SergioRamos 88′ (p)).#Emirates | #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/KKsvc6gWk4— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 3, 2018The goal in question came from a pass that Vinicius made which could’ve also been confused with a low shot, the attempt hit defender Olivas and completely distracted Valladolid’s goalkeeper.It really didn’t matter who had scored the goal, Vinicius celebrated it as if it was his own and the whole Santiago Bernabeu crowd cheered his triumphant presentation in this mythical stadium.After the first goal, all the Real Madrid players seemed to have lifted a giant weight from their shoulders and pretty much all of them started played considerably better.A few minutes before the end of the match, even Karim Benzema showed a different attitude and got fouled inside the box to give Real Madrid a penalty.Skipper Sergio Ramos delivered from the spot with a cold-blooded Panenka shot and sealed Los Blancos’ final 2-0 victory that could have never happened if Vinicius hadn’t played the few minutes he did today.It’s clear that he is the one who should start the matches and not Gareth Bale, who proved today that he is no longer a good option for Real Madrid as he wasn’t able to produce a single dangerous moment for his squad during the 70 minutes he played.⏱ | 0-0 | The second half has started at the Bernabéu! Let’s do this lads!🖥 https://t.co/FhfQuxSkR2📱 https://t.co/aUcxSG6zip #RMLiga | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/pffielIIX9— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 3, 2018How would you qualify Vinicius’ impact in Real Madrid during the few minutes he played against Real Valladolid? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Police Mom killed 4yearold son with autism by setting him on fire

first_imgAs they went through the home, they found a pet guinea pig drowned in its cage next to the tub, along with a bottle of cooking oil on top of the bathroom sink. Investigators noted the apartment’s smoke detector had been removed and submergd in water.According to Fox 6 Milwaukee, a witness who lives in the same apartment building told officers the mother and her young boy moved in two months prior to his death, noting Amelia “wasn’t friendly and kept to herself.”The neighbor also told investigators that, one day before the child died, she heard the young boy say, “Please Mommy, stop! I won’t do it again,” to which she heard the mother yell back, “Shut up.”Another witness told officers she saw a woman jump from the windowsill of the apartment building the same day firefighters responded to the scene.Police apprehended Amelia DiStasio later that same day after an officer spotted her. If convicted, she faces life in prison.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (WSVN) — A woman in Wisconsin is accused of killing her four-year-old son by setting him on fire in a bathtub.Amelia DiStasio, 23, is charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of her son Antonio, Fox News reports.According to the criminal complaint, the Milwaukee Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke at a home around 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 28.When firefighters entered the apartment, they observed smoke from the stove as well as a from pile of clothing in the bathtub.That’s when firefighters found the lifeless child with his hands bound behind his back with several belts and a garbage bag over his head.“The majority of his body was burned,” the complaint stated.Investigators said it appeared the victim’s body had been set on fire with the use of some kind of accelerant. last_img read more

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Bold Steps in Union Budget 201415 Report Suggests so

first_imgAccording to a Deutsche Bank report, recent measures by the government to control inflation indicate that “bold steps” will be announced in the Union Budget, which is most likely to be presented on 11 July.With a five-month high inflation of 6.01 percent hanging over the Narendra Modi-government before its first Budget session, Deutsche Bank stated in its report that the steps taken by the Finance Minister in delisting fruits and vegetables from the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) list and giving farmers the option to sell in the open market directly were bold decisions.”Some of these measures have been long suggested remedies for curbing food inflation but the erstwhile government was unable to move swiftly on these owing to coalition dynamics,” the Deutsche Bank said in a research note, as reported by PTI.”The swiftness in recommending the exemption of perishables from the APMC is a bold decision, and will lead the market to now expect similar bold steps in the budget,” the note added.On Wednesday, the central government asked states to delist perishables from the APMC, and also imposed a minimum export price of USD 300 per ton on onions, in order to cut down on their export.”States are being advised to delist fruits and vegetables from the Agricultural produce Market Committee list, which means farmers will have an option of either going through APMC and the middlemen there or the option of going to the open market itself,” PTI quoted finance minister Arun Jaitley as saying.The central government also decided to release 50 lakh tons of rice in the open market for ₹8.30 per kg, and also gave states the freedom to directly import pulses and edible oils in case of shortage.”These measures are strong indicators of the government’s resolve to address food inflation and should assuage the RBI that the government is now walking in lockstep with it to address high inflation,” Deutsche Bank said in the report.The wholesale price index (WPI) inflation rose to 6.01 percent in May, the highest in five months, while in the same month, food inflation reached 9.50 percent.last_img read more

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Infamous canceled Star Wars 1313 may not be dead after all

first_imgA long time ago in Los Angeles (which is not so far, far away), the world was shown its first glimpse of Star Wars 1313. This was back in 2012, when we were getting our first real taste of what “next-gen” gaming would be about, and this one was of the titles that got people (including myself) insanely excited. But alas, there was a great disturbance in the Force. A million voices cried out in terror when it was announced just a year later that Star Wars 1313 would be cancelled, or at least put frozen in carbonite, after Disney bought out Lucasfilm and either cancelled or suspended any of the then in-development projects, including Star Wars 1313.However, it seems that all hope is not lost and we may yet see the return of this now legendary title. In an interview with SlashFilm, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that they are looking to “explore” some of these old Lucasfilm ideas, including 1313 and the Star Wars live-action series.“We don’t want to throw any of that stuff away,” said Kennedy to Slashfilm. “It’s gold. And it’s something we’re spending a lot of time looking at, pouring through, discussing, and we may very well develop those things further. We definitely want to.”While this isn’t a full-on confirmation that we’re getting the same 1313 shown in 2012, it does at least give us the sense that we could see something similar to it in the future. Currently, EA has the licensing rights to produce Star Wars video games, so if anyone would be able to resurrect this IP, it’d be them. People love the recently released Star Wars Battlefront, and are excited for the upcoming Star Wars game which will be overseen by former former Uncharted director-writer Amy Hennig. Adding Star Wars 1313 to that list would be a no-brainer.As a guy who salivated over the Star Wars 1313 trailers and concept art, I’m very excited over the prospect of getting this game in one form or another. I’m not expecting a complete replica of the original project since it will most likely use EA’s Frostbite Engine and not the proprietary one created for the original 1313. Not to mention that most of the original development staff may not even be involved in this project. However, the prospect of playing a Star Wars game set in the seediest parts of Coruscant where I get to play as a bounty hunter who has to rely on weapons and gadgets instead of Force powers is something that is irresistible.Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.last_img read more

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Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_img The video will start in 1Cancel Play now We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comWelcome to Stoke-on-Trent Live’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday, July 27. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the weather, traffic and travel as well as news, sport and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. You’ll also find us on Instagram here . 18:24One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A5013 (Stafford North).Lane one (of three) is closed. The break down cannot be located on the cameras, however the matrix signs confirm the restriction. 17:04Slow traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is six minutes. 15:32A534 Crewe Green Road Eastbound busy but moving before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout). 15:32Slow traffic due to earlier broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A5013 (Stafford North). All lanes have been re-opened.Lane one (of three) was closed. The break down could not be located on the cameras, however the matrix signs confirmed the restriction. All restrictions were lifted prior to 15:20. 13:52Fire crews tackling blaze on playing fieldsThe fire covers 200 square metres. More here.12:36Congestion on M6We’re getting reports of congestion on the M6 around junction 17.12:00Investigation after arsonists start fire on old railway lineFour fire engines were called to the blaze on the old railway line between Leek and Leekbrook. More here.11:23Firefighters tackling grass fire at Park HallFirefighters are at the scene of another grass fire this morning. More here.11:11Fire at Park Hall Firefighters from #Longton #Hanley #Sandyford and the rangers from #Leek are tackling a fire involving trees, grass and other shrubbery. The blaze is around 40m X 40m and the crews are now using two backpack hoses and beaters. Please avoid the area 10:23TRENT VALE: A34 busy but moving in Trent ValeA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). (Image: Inrix)10:21A50: Slow traffic on Uttoxeter bypassSlow traffic on A50 Uttoxeter Bypass Eastbound between Jcb and A518 / B5030 (Little Chef Roundabout). (Image: Inrix)09:44A34: Congestion due to people using A34 to avoid M6Slow traffic on A34 The Fillybrooks Southbound between Chase Lane (Tittensor) and Walton Cross (Walton). In the roadworks area. Not helped by people avoiding the M6. (Image: Inrix)09:33Three children taken to hospital after M6 crashTwo adults were also taken to Royal Stoke following the accident on the motorway this morning. More here.08:36A500 busy but movingA500 D Road Southbound busy but moving around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). (Image: Inrix)08:10M6/CHESHIRE: One lane closed due to broken down vehicleHeavy traffic and one lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J19 A556 Chester Road (Knutsford). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed. (Image: Inrix)07:53HANLEY: Heavy traffic into town centre from BucknallHeavy traffic on Bucknall Road inbound from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre. (Image: Inrix)07:50Usual congestion around Crewe Green roundaboutUsual congestion on A534 Haslington Bypass before the roadworks at A5020 University Way (Crewe Green roundabout). (Image: Inrix)07:34Accident on M6 contributing to congestion on A500 The accident appears to be contributing to congestion on the A500. Inrix reports traffic is heavier than normal on the A500 D Road Southbound before M6 J15. Travel time is 16 minutes. (Image: Inrix)07:04Two lanes reman closed on M6Our top story traffic wise this morning is the fact two lanes remain closed on the M6 between junction 15 and junction 14. More on that, including live updates, here.07:03Good morningTom here with the latest news and traffic updates for you. 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Death toll rises to 7 in crashes that caused road closure on

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Also read: 2 dead in Van Reenen crash, road closure on the N3High volumes of traffic were on the N3 and due to the crash, the road was closed for several hours, which caused a major backlog.The second major crash, that took place at the Tugela Plaza hours later, involved a minibus, a heavy motor vehicle and three light motor vehicles (including an RTI vehicle).Two people tragically lost their lives in this crash. One person was critically injured and three sustained moderate to slight injuries. The injured were stabilised on scene before being rushed to hospital.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! The death toll in the N3 crashes that took place yesterday (May 1) at Van Reenen and the Tugela Plaza has risen to seven after another person died in hospital last night.Five lives were lost in the first crash at Van Reenen that involved three vehicles.Emergency personnel rushed to the scene. Multiple injuries were sustained and paramedics stabilised the surviving occupants before transporting them to a nearby hospital.Two people were declared dead at the scene, one passenger died on the way to hospital, and another two died in hospital.Also read: 6 dead in crashes on the N3, causing total road closureRead initial story: 2 dead in Van Reenen crash, road closure on the N3last_img read more

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Gazette wins Best Newspaper at Caxton Awards for 4th time

first_imgThe Ladysmith Gazette won the ‘Best Sold Newspaper with a circulation under 8000’ award for the fourth time tonight at the 2015 Caxton Awards!The awards ceremony is being held at the Johannesburg Theatre, having completed the first half of the programme and breaking for interval. We are the highlight thus far in the first half of the programme.The NKZN team certainly did us proud!Our sister paper, the Newcastle Advertiser, received an ‘Honourable Mention’ in the ‘Best Sold Newspaper with a circulation under 8000’ category.Cookie Pillay from the Newcastle branch received a ‘Highly Commended’ in the Credit Controller category.A special thank you to our readers for helping to make us the winners! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

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Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates

first_imgRelated posts:Mandatory vehicle inspection agency seeks up to 200 percent increase in prices Environment Ministry and Riteve team up to reduce vehicle emissions Riteve wants to hike the price of mandatory car inspections by 200 percent Riteve vehicle inspection rates not going up The cost of mandatory technical vehicle inspections in Costa Rica will remain unchanged for the next 12 months, as the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Tuesday evening rejected arates-hike request of up to 202 percent, depending on the type of vehicle.RITEVE SyC, the private company responsible for certifying the inspections, submitted the request last week, but ARESEP rejected it without even reviewing the documentation provided.ARESEP’s decision was not unexpected, as the agency has rejected all of RITEVE’s rate adjustment requests for the past 10 years arguing that “currently there is no approved methodology for calculating rates.”On Wednesday, RITEVE spokeswoman Gabriela Monge said she would not comment on ARESEP’s ruling.The contract, signed with the government in 2000, states that the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is responsible for defining the rate-setting model. But MOPT has yet to do so, RITEVE spokeswoman Jennifer Hidalgo said last week.ARESEP spokeswoman Carolina Mora said that upon receiving the hike request, the agency checked if the rate adjustment methodology was published in the official newspaper La Gaceta. It hasn’t been, and the request was immediately rejected.Mora added that ARESEP has repeteadly asked MOPT for a calculation model in order to proceed with revised rates, but the agency has received no response.ARESEP approved the last rate adjustment for technical vehicle inspections in 2005. The list of current rates can be seen here. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Swede in Cuba car crash worried about driver

first_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Quick workouts for men Comments   Share   Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishescenter_img “Nobody knows what’s happening to him there,” he said.In videotaped testimony, Carromero said he lost control of the car when it suddenly entered an unpaved road under construction and he slammed on the brakes, causing it to skid and hit a tree.A Cuban investigation found that Carromero was speeding and failed to heed traffic signs warning of construction.Paya, 60, was for many years one of Cuba’s most powerful voices of dissent against the communist government of Fidel and Raul Castro, though his influence has waned in recent years as younger activists gained prominence. He died along with another dissident, Harold Cepero Escalante. Both were riding in the back seat of the car and were not wearing seatbelts.Prior to leaving for Cuba, Carromero had been fined for speeding and Spanish authorities had been working since May to revoke his driver’s license. It was finally revoked on Thursday, Madrid regional authorities said in a statement.Paya’s family has said it has doubts about the official explanation by Cuban authorities.Kalle Back, a spokesman for Modig’s political group in Sweden, told The Associated Press that shortly after the crash police in Bayamo questioned Modig about the accident, but that he was then flown to the Cuban capital to be asked about his political activities. Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) – A Swedish politician who survived a car crash in Cuba says he is deeply worried about the fate of a Spanish colleague who was driving the vehicle and has been charged with manslaughter.The crash on July 22 killed two other passengers in the car: Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya and another opponent of Cuba’s government.Swedish politician Aron Modig said in an interview published Friday that he doesn’t remember what led to the crash and recalls only fragments of how the car suddenly swerved off the road and how he regained consciousness in an ambulance. He said he fears for Angel Carromero, who was driving the rental car when it crashed could face up to 10 years in a Cuban jail. Sponsored Stories Modig, the 27-year-old head of the youth party of Sweden’s conservative Christian Democrats, returned home July 31 after what he said were five days of high-pressure questioning in a windowless room in Havana by Cuban police.“The questions are always the same: `Why are you here? Who sent you?’ They switched between asking questions and scolding: `Don’t come to our country and interfere’,” Modig told the daily Dagens Nyheter in the interview. “In a dictatorship that’s no good. Of course I got worried.”No questions were posed about the accident during that time, he said.Cuban media have reported that Carromero and Modig entered the country July 19 on tourist visas and brought (EURO)4,000 ($4,900) for Paya’s organization to help organize dissident youth wings. Paya’s family denies that he received any money from the Europeans. The government considers the small opposition to be subversive and objects to foreign-based efforts to support them.“I went there with good intentions to contribute to a freer Cuba, but was jailed and questioned. Cubans are treated like that every day,” he said.The car crash happened while the four were on their way to Santiago de Cuba, the island’s second largest city. Soon after the accident, speculation spread that a second vehicle was pursuing the rented car and might even have run it off the road. Carromero, an activist with a conservative Spanish party, and Modig have both said no other car was involved, but Paya’s family has asked for an independent investigation.Modig’s party had initially scheduled a news conference upon his return to Sweden two weeks ago, but canceled it at the last minute, citing the ongoing legal case in Cuba. The interview in Dagens Nyheter is the first he has given since his return; he was not immediately available for more comment.___Associated Press writer Peter Orsi in Havana contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementslast_img
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