A day after the Congress alleged that the accommodation and security cover of its leaders in Jammu and Kashmir were withdrawn, the State Chief Electoral Officer said he has informed the Election Commission about the issue and will also write to the State administration. “We are writing to (the State) government to take their view on this (withdrawal of security and accommodation to Congress leaders and its chief in Jammu and Kashmir),” Shailendra Kumar, the CEO, said on Wednesday. Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee chief Gulam Ahmed Mir on Tuesday accused the State administration of withdrawing the security cover of several party leaders to “hamper” their poll campaign, especially in the militancy-hit south Kashmir region. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has to seek the approval of the CEO with regard to withdrawal of security and accommodation to political leaders during the elections as the model code of conduct is in place. Mr. Mir had alleged that the Governor’s administration has deliberately withdrawn the security cover.
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NCAA rivals CJ Perez of Lyceum and Robert Bolick of San Beda were tabbed as early as the duration of Season 94 but Calvo just turned a deaf ear to the noise.“Actually I never thought of those topics, I never thought of the no.1 and no.2 spots in the Draft,” said Calvo who helped lead the Knights to a 13-5 record and the third seed of Season 94.“I’m just thinking what team wants me and where I will sign.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MANILA, Philippines—JP Calvo was already one of the better point guards in the collegiate level during his final years with Letran and he showed his worth he topped all applicants for the 2018 PBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Business as usual in Champions League? Maybe not this season Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The diminutive floor general was named the MVP of the PBA Draft Combine Thursday at Gatorade Hoops Center after leading Team A-2 over Team A-3, 76-64, in the finals.Although he had a game-high 23 points in that game, Calvo said he was just trying to put on a respectable show so the PBA coaches who attended the Combine would take notice of him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“I didn’t expect that I would perform this way, maybe Lord just gave me this one,” said Calvo in Filipino. “But I really prepared for this so I could make sure that I will play well.”Calvo, despite his notoriety in the NCAA, was often overlooked especially when the conversation turns to the prospective top picks. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ View comments LATEST STORIES
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Golden State hopes to get healthier by Game 4 on Friday night back at Oracle Arena.Lowry contributed 23 with five 3-pointers and Green had 18 points with six 3s after Pascal Siakam got the Raptors rolling early as Toronto shot 52.4% and made 17 from deep.“I give our guys a lot of credit. I thought we answered a lot of runs,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “Each time they chipped, we kind of answered back. And that’s kind of what you got to do if you’re going to keep your lead.”The Warriors trailed 96-83 going into the final quarter then Curry’s three free throws at 10:37 made it a seven-point game before back-to-back baskets by Serge Ibaka.Siakam scored 18 points and established the momentum for Toronto from the tip, hitting his first three shots and setting a tone for a defensive effort that stayed solid without the foul problems that plagued the Raptors in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Leonard scored 30 points on a night Curry went off for a playoff-best 47, and the Raptors grabbed a pivotal finals road win by beating banged-up Golden State 123-109 on Thursday (Manila time) for a 2-1 series lead.Curry also had eight rebounds and seven assists but couldn’t do it all for the two-time defending champions, down starters Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and key backup big man Kevon Looney because of injuries.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“They outplayed us. They deserved it,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I’m very proud of our effort, and now we just got to bounce back and hopefully get back here in here Friday night and hopefully get a little healthier and get some guys back.”Splash Brother Thompson missed his first career playoff game after straining his left hamstring late in Game 2, while Looney is out the rest of the series after a cartilage fracture on his right side near the collarbone that also happened Sunday. Durant, a two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP, is still out because of a strained right calf. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He missed his eighth straight game since the injury May 8 in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets.Thompson was hurt in Game 2 on Sunday and was to be evaluated by the training staff before tipoff. He didn’t end up warming up on the court.Thompson did some running and shooting earlier in the day but Kerr said the Warriors weren’t going to play him “if there’s risk” of further damage at this stage of the series.DeMarcus Cousins went to the locker room late in the game to be checked but Kerr expects him to be fine.ORACLE OVERDUEThe home fans waited 20 days between home playoff games with the long layoff after the Western Conference finals sweep of Portland then Golden State opening the finals in Toronto.It had been since Game 2 against the Trail Blazers on May 16 that the Warriors hosted — the second-longest lapse between home games since the current 16-game, four-round format was established in 1983.The Warriors hosted a Game 3 in the finals for the first time since winning the 1975 title, having begun at home in each of the previous four. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Golden State greatly missed not only Thompson’s touch from outside but also his stifling defense.Nurse challenged his team to produce more defensive stops in order to get out in transition — “make them miss more,” he said. Ibaka produced six blocked shots in the effort.“We’re at a point in the series we’ve got to get out and guard these dudes,” Nurse said beforehand.Curry shot 14 for 31 including 6 of 14 on 3s while making 13 of 14 free throws in his sixth career 40-point playoff performance.Nurse pulled out a box-and-one to try to stymie Curry in Golden State’s 109-104 Game 2 win, then the Raptors made Curry’s short-handed supporting cast try to beat them this time — and it sure worked.TIP-INSRaptors: All five Toronto starters scored in double digits and Fred VanVleet added 11 off the bench. … The Raptors began 10 for 14 and scored 12 early points in the paint. .. Former Warriors G Patrick McCaw, who departed after last season in contract dispute, drew boos from the crowd when he checked into the game late in the first.Warriors: Curry’s 17 first-quarter points matched his most in the period for the postseason. He also did so on April 27, 2014, against the Clippers. … In the first half, Curry was 4 of 8 from 3-point range the rest of the Warriors 1 for 11. … Green’s streak of double-doubles ended at a career-best six games after he had 17 points and seven rebounds. A 12th overall this postseason would match Denver’s Nikola Jokic for most in the 2019 playoffs. … Tim Hardaway from the Warriors’ “Run TMC” era attended the game.WARRIORS INJURIESDurant went through extensive workouts both Tuesday and Wednesday at the practice facility with the hope he would do some scrimmaging Thursday. While the Warriors weren’t scheduled for a regular practice Thursday, Kerr said some of the coaches and younger players might be called upon to give Durant the full-speed court work he still needs before being medically cleared to return. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 05: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors reacts against the Golden State Warriors during Game Three of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 05, 2019 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPOAKLAND, Calif. — For every amazing shot in a career night by Stephen Curry on his home court, Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Danny Green kept finding dazzling answers of their own.The Toronto Raptors have the momentum again in these back-and-forth NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Raptors leading Warriors at halftime of Game 3 View comments
As he said goodbye to a batch of retiring Rajya Sabha members today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a wish: that the contentious Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was passed during their tenure.”I wish the GST had passed during your tenure in Rajya Sabha as it would have immensely benefited people of the states you represent,” Modi said in the Upper House, where the ruling BJP is in a minority.”You didn’t get the chance. But I am sure all those of you who will come back will get this opportunity,” he added.The GST Bill, which the opposition Congress has blocked in the Rajya Sabha, aims to transform India into a uniform market by breaking the current fiscal barrier between states. It will facilitate a uniform tax levied on goods and services across the country.Considered the biggest indirect tax reform since independence, the GST will be levied on manufacture sale and consumption of goods and services. Currently, the indirect tax system in India is complicated with overlapping taxes levied by the Centre and the State separately.Earlier this week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley once again asked the Congress to reconsider its opposition to the GST and withdraw its insistence on handing over dispute resolution under the proposed legislation to the Supreme Court.”If India has to grow, please reconsider your position on having a provision (GST Bill) that would surrender legislative jurisdiction to the courts,” Jaitley said.On the Congress demand for a constitutional cap of 18 per cent on GST, Jaitley said though he had no problem with the rate proposed there could not be a constitutional limit placed in case adverse situations arose in future.advertisement”There cannot be a uniform tax for all commodities. There are ‘aam aadmi’ (common man) commodities that could attract 5-6 percent tax.. that the GST Council will decide. But why should luxury products like a BMW car be taxed only 18 percent,” he asked. Rajya Sabha to elect 53 new MPs, but BJP will remain in the Opposition
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Make it another 1K for Coach K — with all of these coming at Duke.Mike Krzyzewski became the first men’s Division I coach to win 1,000 games at one school Saturday night when his top-ranked Blue Devils beat Utah Valley 99-69 behind 24 points and 10 rebounds from freshman Marvin Bagley III.Grayson Allen added 18 points for Duke (2-0) while three other freshmen also had big nights: Trevon Duval had 15 points and 12 assists, Gary Trent Jr. added 17 points and Wendell Carter Jr. had 12.After the game, the Duke players donned T-shirts with the “Coach 1K” logo that also adorned signs given to the fans at Cameron Indoor Stadium and former Duke star Shane Battier hugged his college coach during the postgame ceremony that marked the milestone.Krzyzewski called it “a nice thing on the court to share” but declined to talk about the milestone with the media, preferring to keep the focus on the game.He became the first men’s coach at college basketball’s top level to reach the 1,000-win mark, getting there in 2015 by beating St. John’s in Madison Square Garden, and improved to 1,073-330 during a 43-year career that also included a half-decade at his alma mater, Army. In 38 seasons at Duke, he is 1,000-271.“It’s pretty awesome to be a part of two pretty historic moments for Coach,” said Allen, a freshman on that Duke team three years ago. “This one being in Cameron, felt a lot more love for Coach and I think this one was the coolest just because of the fan support and being at home.”Utah Valley, which pestered No. 5 Kentucky a night earlier, gave Duke about 10 minutes’ worth of trouble before the Blue Devils pulled away on the strength of arguably the nation’s best freshman class.Each of Duke’s first 40 points was scored by a freshman, including every single one during the 27-8 run midway through the first half that gave the Blue Devils a comfortable lead and put Krzyzewski well on his way to the latest milestone of his Hall of Fame career.Akolda Manyang had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead Utah Valley (0-2).THE TAKEAWAYUtah Valley: It’s bound to get easier for the Wolverines, who took on — and gave headaches to — another blueblood program in the top five. One night after leading Kentucky by 12 in the second half of a 10-point loss, Utah Valley handed the Blue Devils their first deficit of the young season and led for nearly 7 minutes of the first half. The Wolverines used four guards and a 7-footer (Manyang) to bother Duke.Coach Mark Pope said scheduling Kentucky and Duke, back to back, might appear “moronic” to outsiders but “this is where we’re trying to go, and we’re trying to get there fast.”Duke: The freshmen will be the story of the season — the Blue Devils even used five at once for the 3-minute stretch that sparked the game-breaking run — and now the focus is how they’ll handle their next game, the showdown with second-ranked Michigan State in Chicago. Without question it will be the biggest stage so far for a Duke team that starts four freshmen — the first time the Blue Devils have done that since Johnny Dawkins and Mark Alarie were first-year players in 1982-83.STAT LINESBagley started his college career with consecutive 20-point games and double-doubles, after finishing with 25 points and 10 rebounds against Elon on Friday night. . Duval has 20 assists and one turnover in two games.KEY STRETCHDuke had five freshmen on the court — Bagley, Carter, Trent, Jordan Goldwire and Alex O’Connell — after Allen picked up his second foul with 11:38 left in the first half. In that group’s 3 minutes together, they reeled off nine quick points and forced three consecutive turnovers.STAR WATCHAllen became the first non-freshman to score for Duke when his dunk with just under 3 minutes before halftime. That made it 42-31 and put the Blue Devils up by double figures for good.CONNECTIONSUtah Valley assistant Chris Burgess was on the Duke teams that reached the Elite Eight in 1998 and the national title game a year later.HE SAID IT“And here’s to the next thousand wins at Duke!” — Battier, to Krzyzewski.UP NEXTUtah Valley: The Wolverines finally face a non-Top 25 opponent Tuesday night when they visit Idaho State.Duke: The Blue Devils face No. 2 Michigan State on Tuesday night in Chicago in the Champions Classic.By JOEDY McCREARYTweetPinShare0 Shares
D. Alli Dele Alli antics overshadowing Tottenham midfielder’s immeasurable talent Patrick Gleeson Last updated 2 years ago 15:00 10/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Tottenham Hotspur Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur England v Slovenia England Premier League WC Qualification Europe The England and Spurs midfielder has the footballing world at his feet but is in danger of staining his reputation with silly behaviour “This type of action doesn’t help him, doesn’t help the team and doesn’t help football,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said following Neil Swarbrick’s decision to book Dele Alli for simulation during Spurs’ 4-0 humping of Huddersfield on Saturday. “We are talking in the last few years about fair play. I think he is improving a lot and learning but still he must learn.” The situation Dele finds himself in is nothing new to the 21-year-old — his embarrassing dive as he attempted to round Terriers goalkeeper Jonas Lossl comes just 24 hours after the FA handed him a one-match ban for his finger salute to England team-mate Kyle Walker against Slovakia last month. The midfielder was also fined £3,852 by Fifa and told to grow up by those helping guide his development. England 4/11 to beat Slovenia Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Last season, Dele received a three-match ban for a reckless, knee-high challenge on Gent’s Brecht Dejaegere during a Europa League clash, a year after being charged with violent conduct for an off-the-ball punch to West Brom defender Claudio Yacob. He was also the focus of ridicule following another dive, against Swansea in December 2016, in Spurs’ 5-0 win at White Hart Lane.While the aforementioned finger gesture was largely harmless, cheating has proved a part of Dele’s make-up.A string of controversial incidents have threatened to mar the midfielder’s name since his meteoric Premier League rise, though his performances for club and country have so far outweighed his unsportsmanlike behaviour. Now, though, after blatantly ignoring advice from experienced figures in the game, he is damaging his own reputation.Dele has found himself in the spotlight far too many times during his relatively short Spurs career. He may still only be 21 years of age, but he must, by now, realise the world is watching his every move. What makes the antics so infuriating is the immeasurable amount of talent the player possesses. Often the driving force of Pochettino’s Spurs midfield, Dele scored 18 goals and registered seven assists across 37 league appearances last season and was named PFA Young Player of the Season for a second consecutive campaign. He is, rightly, lauded as one of the finest England players of his generation.Why, then, has he become an incredibly difficult player to associate with for the neutral spectator? Aggression is an essential piece of Dele’s game; he simply would not have made the mighty impression he has without it. But Dele is intelligent enough, and has enough skill and technical ability to punish teams without resorting to cheating.”For me, Dele Alli is a top player. He is a key player for us,” Pochettino told a news conference after Spurs’ 1-0 victory at Barnsley in the Carabao Cup, in which Dele scored the winning goal. “I think he helps us by scoring today. I am so happy with him. It’s true that everyone can do better, but I am happy. It is a period that he needs to find his balance, but I am so happy, his performance was good. He tried and scored and that is fantastic.”And while Dele is yet to find the level of performance he displayed so regularly last season, he now has another opportunity to steer Spurs’ title charge with the promise of a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad come the end of the season, should he remain focused. There have even been calls to hand the Spurs star the Three Lions captaincy in hope the additional responsibility would see a shift in mentality, though he has some way to go to convince the England chiefs he is ready for a leadership role. Southgate is the latest to offer his hand to Dele but is reportedly willing to cut him from his plans should the issues continue — reason enough for the midfielder to strip the unavoidable mistakes from his game.Dele has every right to expect to eventually be named captain for both club and country, but it will not simply be handed to him. He must earn it.”It’s all right saying he’s 21 but there has to come a time when we stop saying that,” All-time Premier League leading scorer Alan Shearer said of the Huddersfield dive. “He has to learn now. You’d think after being banned for England he would want to stay out of trouble. That is blatantly trying to cheat.”The time to grow up is now. Neither Tottenham nor England can afford to wait much longer.
India vs West Indies: Every game in World Test Championship is important, says Ajinkya RahaneIndia tour of West Indies 2019: Ahead of the 2nd Test, starting Friday in Jamaica, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said India will be looking to repeat their performance from Antigua as they are well placed to complete a 2-0 whitewash of the Test series.advertisement India Today Web Desk JamaicaAugust 30, 2019UPDATED: August 30, 2019 08:52 IST India vs West Indies, 2nd Test in Jamaica: Ajinkya Rahane said India will not take West Indies lightly (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia are looking to complete a clean sweep of the Test seriesIndia take on West Indies in the 2nd Test in JamaicaVice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said India will not take West Indies lightlyIndia vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said there’s no place for complacency in the Indian dressing room as they prepare for the 2nd and final Test of the ongoing series against West Indies in Jamaica.India crushed West Indies by 318 runs in the first Test and maintained the clean slate on the ongoing tour but Ajinkya Rahane believes India will be focussed as ever when they step on the field at Sabina Park from Friday in the 2nd Test.Following the win in Antigua, India clinched 60 points and topped the World Test Championship table and Ajinkya Rahane said the new format makes every session, let alone every Test match important.West Indies, who beat England at home in a 2-Test series earlier this year, came up with an insipid show, especially with the bat as they were bowled out for 100 in the 2nd innings in Antigua. Rahane though stresses India are not going take West Indies lightly, considering the depth and quality in their squad.”We are really confident about what we did in the last game but we have to be in the present. Cricket s a funny game. We can’t take it lightly, especially when the points system is involved. So we have to give more than 100 percent in each and every Test and each and every session. Hopefully, we can repeat our performance from Antigua,” Ajinkya Rahane said on the eve of the 2nd Test in Jamaica.”West Indies is a positive team. They bat deep and they are a good bowling unit. As I said, we are not going to take them lightly. It’s important to respect them and important to play to our strength. We are focussed on starting off sessions well,” he added.advertisementAjinkya Rahane’s return to form is being seen as one of the biggest positives to have emerged from the Test series so far. The India vice-captain ended his 2-year-long drought for an international hundred when he went past the 3-figure mark in the 2nd innings of the Antigua Test.Rahane got close to scoring a hundred in the first innings but he missed out after getting out for 81. Rahane made it count in the second innings and collected the Man of the Match award for his contribution with the bat.Shedding light on the “special” hundred, Rahane said: “If felt really special for me. I actually got to know how it… what it takes to get a century after 2 years. I was working really hard on my batting. I always think about what I can learn from every game, every practice session so it was really special. I though, wasn’t thinking about any milestones. Because of the team thinking, pressure was completely off.”Hard to see Rohit miss a Test: RahaneMeanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane heaped rich praise on Hanuma Vihari for converting his domestic form into runs at the international level while empathising with Rohit Sharma who was left out of the playing XI in the first Test.Despite being in imperious form in white-ball cricket, Rohit may have to wait a bit longer for another opportunity in Tests as he is unlikely to make the playing XI for the 2nd Test in Jamaica.”Vihari did really well in India A tours and domestic circuit. It’s good to see that a player who has consistently done well at the domestic level is also doing well at the international level. At the same time, Rohit Sharma is a quality player, special player. It’s hard to see him miss a Test match but at the end of the day, it’s all in the team’s perspective,” Rahane added.Also Read | India vs South Africa: MS Dhoni was unavailable for selection, confirms MSK PrasadAlso Read | Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and Shivam Dube help India A beat South Africa AAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow India VS West IndiesFollow Jamaica TestFollow Virat KohliFollow India tour of West Indies 2019Follow Hanuma VihariFollow Rohit Sharma Next
zoom Seventeen container shipping companies are facing sanctions due to alleged price fixing activities in the period from 2009 to 2013 between Peru’s Callao port and Asia, the Peruvian standards development organization Indecopi informs.If the allegations are confirmed, each company could receive a fine amounting to 12 percent of its parent company’s annual earnings, Reuters cited an official from the organization.The investigation includes American President Lines (APL) owned by Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), French CMA CGM, German-based Hapag-Lloyd, Danish Maersk Line, Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), and Japanese Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line).Other companies being looked into are Compania Marítima Chilena S.A. (CMC), Chilean Compania Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV), and Hamburg Suedamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG.The organization said that the investigation is based on collected evidence from inspections, mostly in the form of business emails and minutes from meetings which point to the activities going on during the period of at least four years.Reuters added that the companies now have thirty days to submit evidence that would dismiss them of the allegations.World Maritime News Staff
DISABLED PERSONS COMMISSION–Tremendous Economic Potential AmongPeople with Disabilities Nova Scotia has one of the highest rates of disability in Canada,with about one in five Nova Scotians reporting a disability. Thisgroup represents an economic force of tremendous potential, saysHalifax resident Johanne Caron, a long-time advocate ofemployment for people with disabilities. “We’ve got a very valuable workforce. People with disabilitiesare our next small business people, or the people who will makethe next big scientific discovery.” Ms. Caron, a member of the Nova Scotia Disabled PersonsCommission says that removing barriers pays off for employers aswell as their employees. “Over the years, I’ve worked in different organizations in everysector — public, private, not-for-profit — and in every oneI’ve seen employment-related programs for people withdisabilities succeed,” she says. For Ms. Caron, removing barriers means becoming more open tohiring and educating people with disabilities. Indeed, it wasbecause of her interest in community economic development,employment and education for people with disabilities that Ms.Caron decided to get involved with the commission. Her involvement and dedication is a real-life example of thetheme for the 2004 International Day Of Disabled Persons –Nothing About Us Without Us. The International Day of Disabled Persons, Dec. 3, is set asideeach year to celebrate and acknowledge the experience andcapabilities of people with disabilities. The 2004 theme is areminder that effective policies and programs depend uponcollaboration among people with disabilities and all levels ofgovernment. The ideas and perspectives of community members like Ms. Caronenable the Disabled Persons Commission to influence governmentdecisions. Recently, for example, the commission provided inputon the framework for an updated federal-provincial employmentinitiative for people with disabilities. This framework willsupport people with disabilities in becoming employed, succeedingin their jobs and remaining in the workplace. It will also assistemployers as they get ready to hire people with disabilities. Federal and provincial governments are working together toimprove the employment situation for persons with disabilitiesunder the Multi-lateral Framework for Persons with Disabilities.The new multi-lateral framework was developed after almost twoyears of discussions and extensive consultations with people inthe disability community, including members of the DisabledPersons Commission. Ms. Caron’s work with the commission has focused on employmentand education, both in terms of physical accessibility andattitudes toward disability. Her participation on the DisabledPersons Commission is one way she, as a person with a disability,can inform and guide policies and programs for persons withdisabilities. The Disabled Persons Commission was created in 1990 to advise theprovincial government and educate Nova Scotians on issuesconcerning people with disabilities. -30-
The Government of Nova Scotia is disappointed by the United States Department of Commerce’s announcement today, April 25, that it is delaying a decision on a request to be excluded from countervailing duties on softwood lumber and to temporarily impose duties until a final decision is made. “We are disappointed by the announcement and by the decision to impose countervailing duties until a final decision is made,” said Trade Minister Michel Samson. “We remain determined to get excluded as quickly as possible as industry and government have worked very hard to validate our long-standing exclusion which reflects the fact that lumber producers here compete on a level playing field with United States industry.” The interim ruling stated that a decision on the exclusion request will be incorporated into the final countervailing duty and anti-dumping duty determinations to follow this fall. On Nov. 25, 2016, the United States Lumber Coalition filed petitions with the United States International Trade Commission and the United States Department of Commerce alleging that certain provinces in Canada illegally subsidize lumber producers and that certain producers dump products into the U.S. market. There were no allegations of subsidy relative to Nova Scotia sawmills. On Dec. 16, 2016, the Department of Commerce announced the initiation of anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. The U.S. Lumber Coalition subsequently amended its petition to the Department of Commerce to exclude Nova Scotia production from the ongoing anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations following a mission to Washington D.C. by a provincial industry delegation led by Mr. Samson and Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines. “We will not give up. We will continue to work with the Government of Canada, our fellow Atlantic provinces and the softwood lumber industry toward achieving an exclusion,” said Mr. Samson. “The ultimate outcome all governments seek is a negotiated agreement that brings predictability and stability to industry on both sides of the border.” Securing an exclusion from duties is key to ensuring the competitiveness of Nova Scotia’s forestry sector. The forest products industry contributes over $2 billion in direct and indirect outputs, including $800 million in GDP. It provides 11,500 direct and indirect jobs in rural areas. The U.S. Department of Commerce is expected to announce a final determination on countervailing duties and anti-dumping duties in the fall.
L’été arrive bientôt et le volume de circulation routière augmente, ce qui signifie qu’il faut être responsable au volant. « Les longues fins de semaine sont idéales pour fréquenter nos amis et notre famille, et pour faire des voyages en voiture, souligne la caporale Jennifer Clarke de la GRC en Nouvelle-Écosse. Si vous prévoyez vous déplacer sur les routes, mettez de côté vos dispositifs électroniques, portez votre ceinture de sécurité, respectez la limite de vitesse et surtout ne conduisez jamais si vos facultés sont affaiblies. » Le samedi 20 mai est la Journée nationale de répression de la conduite avec facultés affaiblies, et la police organisera des contrôles routiers à l’échelle de la province pour renforcer le message que la conduite avec facultés affaiblies est dangereuse et ne sera pas tolérée. La GRC en Nouvelle-Écosse est intervenue dans 42 collisions mortelles et 103 collisions ayant causé des blessures graves en 2016. L’alcool ou la drogue a été un facteur de causalité dans 26 de ces collisions. La conduite avec facultés affaiblies est la cause la plus courante des collisions mortelles en Nouvelle-Écosse. « Ces situations peuvent être entièrement prévenues, affirme Susan MacAskill, gestionnaire des services régionaux de Mothers Against Drunk Driving, section du Canada atlantique. Personne ne sera tué ou blessé si tout le monde fait des choix responsables. » Elle suggère d’autres options telles que prendre un taxi, utiliser les transports en commun, passer la nuit chez un ami ou signer un contrat entre parents et enfants pour assurer un retour à la maison en toute sécurité. De plus, les Néo-Écossais peuvent composer le 9-1-1 pour signaler les conducteurs dangereux avant qu’ils causent une collision. « Tout le monde peut faire quelque chose », poursuit Mme MacAskill. Le gouvernement provincial travaille avec des partenaires en matière de sécurité routière, y compris la GRC, l’Association des travailleurs de la construction routière de la Nouvelle-Écosse et l’organisme Safety Services Nova Scotia pour sensibiliser les gens à la sécurité routière. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur la sécurité routière, consultez le http://novascotia.ca/tran/roadsafety/roadsafety.asp (en anglais seulement).
TORONTO – Via Rail says it will no longer resist an order from the Canadian Transportation Agency and will double its capacity to accommodate wheelchairs on all its trains across the country.The national rail provider had been embroiled in a lengthy fight with the agency, which ruled that the company needed to make its trains more accessible for physically disabled passengers travelling with mobility aids.Via’s previous policy only allowed for one such aid to come aboard the train, forcing any other devices to be dismantled and kept in the baggage car.A married couple who contended the policy made it nearly impossible to travel together filed a complaint that prompted the CTA ruling.Via challenged the February order for months, but announced Wednesday that it would now comply.The company says all trains coast to coast will be able to accommodate two mobility aids effective Jan. 3.“Via Rail is committed to providing sustainable, reliable and accessible intercity travel for all Canadians,” company president Yves Desjardins-Siciliano said in a statement. “Thanks to our revised policy, more people with mobility restrictions will be able to travel together.”For the couple at the heart of the CTA complaint, the news was a most welcome surprise.Marie Murphy, who filed the complaint with her husband Martin Anderson, nearly burst into tears upon hearing of Via’s decision.However she says she is reserving full judgement until the policy is implemented, but for now she says she is optimistic.“I’m ecstatic,” she said in a telephone interview. “This is years in the making or longer.”The complaint from Murphy and Anderson, both of whom have cerebral palsy and travel with motorized scooters, contended that Via’s previous policy was discriminatory to people who rely on mobility aids.They argued existing policies were inadequate, saying their expensive mobility aids had been damaged after being dismantled and stored in the luggage hold.Via defended their approach, saying any difficulties the couple encountered were the result of individual customer service failings rather than flawed policy.The CTA sided with Anderson and Murphy in February, ordering Via to either provide two tie-down areas per train or allow two mobility aids to make use of the same tie-down by May 15. Alternatively, Via could offer evidence that it could not comply without undue hardship.Via opted to change its policy, saying it would make it possible for two mobility aids to use the existing tie-down area on specific trains as long as the users had the capacity to transfer to a regular seat for the trip.On June 23, the CTA sent Via a letter seeking “confirmation” of several points, including the fact that the new accessibility rules would be applied on every Via train across the country.Via’s July 12 response, filed after a deadline set by the CTA, made it clear that it planned only to apply the rules on one of three train types travelling within the Quebec-Windsor corridor.The rail provider argued that Murphy and Anderson only travelled on that specific route and contended establishing more than one tie-down on the other two train types was either in the works or not feasible.Last month, the CTA flatly rejected Via’s counter-arguments and ordered it either to claim undue hardship or make their trains more accessible across the board.“This … is inconsistent with the Agency’s order,” the CTA wrote. “While Via refers to a ‘series of issues that make the application of this policy elsewhere not possible,’ it did not explain what those issues are, nor make a clear claim of undue hardship. Given the above, the agency finds that the revised policy does not comply with the order.”In its Wednesday statement, Via said it revised its policy at the beginning of the week in compliance with the CTA’s order.Murphy said she has a trip planned for Jan. 3, the day the new rules go into effect, and looks forward to seeing them in action.
“On reflection of our adjusted Forecast for 2018, we can’t help but note there is a continued shift by the E&P’s from gas to oil well drilling. That shift to oil is easily supported by the ‘lower for longer’ price outlook for Canadian natural gas. We’re also seeing a geographic shift, forecasting 110 less wells to be drilled in B.C than in 2017. While this doesn’t seem like a large number, one needs to keep in mind that these are some of the most complex and ‘service intensive’ wells being drilled in North America today. We estimate these 110 wells represent over $850 million in capital that won’t be spent in B.C. this year. On the winning side of the equation is Saskatchewan which we estimate will see just over 300 additional wells drilled than 2017. We estimate the capital cost to drill those wells is approximately $400 million. When you add those two scenarios together, we’re conservatively looking at approximately $450 million less capital being deployed in Canada than our earlier forecasted numbers suggested.”Whalen said that completion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion is but one key imperative to restoring investor confidence in Canada. Equally important, he said, is the need for Canada to communicate its energy brand internationally, one that proudly speaks to resource development that’s responsible, safe, ethical and to the highest environmental standards in the world.“The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently projected that global demand for energy will increase 31 per cent by 2040. This increase includes a 49 per cent increase in demand for natural gas and a 12 per cent increase in demand for oil. Canada must be an active contributor in providing affordable, reliable natural resources to energy constrained developing nations to help lift them out of energy poverty so they too can enjoy the standard of living and quality of life that we Canadians enjoy.” CALGARY, A.B. — The Petroleum Services Association of Canada released its midyear update to its 2018 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, and lowered the forecast for the number of wells drilled across Canada for 2018 by six percent.PSAC is forecasting that 7,400 wells will be drilled in Canada this year, 500 less than its original forecast of 7,900 made last October. PSAC has based its updated forecast on an average natural gas price of $1.75 CDN/million cubic feet (AECO), a crude oil price of US$61.45/barrel, and a Canada-US exchange rate averaging $0.79.“While our oilfield services sector is marginally busier than it was last year at this time, this hasn’t necessarily translated into financial bottom lines that signal business sustainability,” said PSAC President and CEO Tom Whalen. “In fact, we still have a number of services companies making staff reduction adjustments of 5-15 percent. This pales in comparison to the 40-60 percent staff reductions we saw mid-2015 to the end of 2016, but still a very telling sign that our services sector is far from healthy.”“The improved WTI price shift into the mid to high $60’s is certainly a welcome sign for our industry. However, the disconnect and volatility of the differential between WTI and WCS pricing means that exploration and production (E&P) companies and Canadians are not benefiting to the same level as our ‘energy independent’ focused southern neighbour. It’s shameful that we continue to sell our oil to the U.S. at a steep discount to WTI, short-changing Canadians over $15 billion per year. The sooner we expand our customer base, the better off Canadians and quite frankly, the rest of the world will be.”On a provincial basis for 2018, PSAC forecasts that approximately 32 percent fewer wells will be drilled in B.C., with PSAC’s revised forecast now at 500 wells, down from 730 in the original forecast. PSAC now estimates 3,800 wells to be drilled in Alberta, down from 4,000 wells in the original forecast. The revised forecast for Saskatchewan now sits at 2,840 wells compared to 2,930 wells in the original forecast, and Manitoba is forecasted to see 255 wells or a jump of 25 in well count for 2018.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today failed to reach an agreement on the final vote of the budget.The SLFP met President Maithripala Sirisena today to decide on the stand it must take during the vote. However no agreement was reached and a final decision is expected to be taken on Thursday.The final vote on the budget for 2019 will be taken on Friday. (Colombo Gazette)
It looks like an election will be held before the summer — after the minority Liberals tabled their budget Thursday afternoon. The Tories say they won’t support it — which means the NDP will determine if the government survives. And early reaction says it’s not looking good.Premier Kathleen Wynne says she’ll give the New Democrats a week to decide whether to support the budget. It is a budget that has the government spending more of our money — and taking in less revenue. But the Liberals say they can still balance the books by 2017.None of the opposition members wanted to talk about the budget. From the Tories, we heard election-style speeches. They’ve said already they won’t support this budget. They say they have a plan that will actually balance the budget by 2017 — and the sooner the election writ drops, the better.The NDP, in an unheard of move, decided not to react at all. Leader Andrea Horwath was in budget lockup but declined to use the time set aside for her to talk to the media. She was also in the legislature when the budget was tabled. Here’s what happened when she left.“We’re going to be talking to you in the morning. We’re going to be looking through the budget this evening and we’ll talk about it in the morning.”She’s holding a news conference Friday morning at 10am. Meanwhile Sid Ryan of the Ontario Federation of Labour said afterwards this is an NDP budget — the NDP should support it and worry about election later.We also asked the finance minister about the transportation funding we’ve heard about — $29 billion over 10 years — split between the greater Toronto and Hamilton areas and the rest of the province. But the only line about future projects in Hamilton is a vague reference to rapid transit, and Charles Sousa just said, Hamilton will benefit.
PSAC cuts drilling forecast by 24 per cent by News Staff Posted Jan 27, 2015 9:18 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is slicing its forecast for drilling in the country by 24 per cent in light of dropping crude prices.Mark Salkeld, the president and CEO of PSAC, says the drop in prices has forced companies to cut costs, which includes lowering production.Across the country, PSAC says 2,450 fewer wells will be drilled than originally forecast, while in Alberta, just fewer than 4,200 wells will be drilled, down from an original estimate of more than 5,700.Salkeld points out the industry has been through dips before and will get through it, but it’s still unknown how long the low prices will last.Last week, The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) released its 2015 forecast, projecting a 41 per cent decrease in activity.
Jun 23rd 2017, 6:17 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article AN UNGUARDED MOMENT in an interview has renewed speculation over one of contemporary art’s great mysteries — could elusive graffiti activist Banksy be Robert Del Naja of band Massive Attack?Goldie, a well-known DJ who was a friend and competitor of Del Naja as the two sprayed Bristol in southwest England with graffiti in the 1980s, made an apparent slip of the tongue in an interview this week.Goldie was speaking with dismay at the high prices that can be fetched for works by Banksy, whose signature style is politically provocative graffiti that appears suddenly on walls around the world.“Give me a bubble letter and put it on a T-shirt and write ‘Banksy’ on it and we’re sorted… We can sell it now,” Goldie told the Distraction Pieces podcast.“No disrespect to Rob. I think he is a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world of art over,” he said, before pausing and switching the conversation to music.Del Naja has often been speculated to be Banksy, who as an artist makes only shadowy appearances with his face and voice concealed.Banksy has cited Del Naja as an influence and writer Craig Williams in an article last year noted that several Banksy pieces emerged in locations shortly after Massive Attack concerts. 46,131 Views A slip of the tongue is fuelling speculation on Banksy’s real identity An interview with DJ Goldie has people wondering if the artist is in fact Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack. Share337 Tweet Email4 Friday 23 Jun 2017, 6:17 PM Could he be Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack? Image: Richard Gray https://jrnl.ie/3461046 Could he be Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack? 34 Comments Short URL An artwork by Banksy, depicting the girl from Les Misérables affected by tear gas, opposite the French embassy in Knightsbridge, London. Source: Yui MokIn 2008, however, The Mail on Sunday concluded after interviewing friends that Banksy was Robin Gunningham, another artist from Bristol.Banksy often produces art in charged political settings. In 2015, the artist painted a mural in the Calais “jungle” of migrants seeking to leave France for Britain.The work, The Son of a Migrant from Syria, depicts Apple co-founder Steve Jobs — who was of Syrian descent — clutching a bag of belongings and an Apple computer.Banksy earlier painted a series of images on the Israeli separation wall with the occupied West Bank, including one depicting a vacation setting with palm trees.Del Naja — who goes by the moniker 3D — and Goldie were two of the leading figures in Bristol’s graffiti movement in the 1980s, which took inspiration from the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York.Massive Attack, led by Del Naja with Daddy G, helped create Bristol’s trip-hop sound which brought dark electronic layers to hip-hop.- © AFP, 2017Read: Banksy’s new mural shows a man chipping away at the stars in the European flag> By AFP Image: Richard Gray
Chelsea have announced that midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has completed his season-long loan move to AC MilanThe France international joined the Blues last summer from AS Monaco and had made over 40 appearances in his first season at West London.However, consistency was something that often evaded him at Chelsea and Bakayoko had been linked with a move away from the club all summer.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“Tiemoue Bakayoko has moved to AC Milan on a season-long loan,” read a statement.The 23-year-old will now spend the entire 2018-19 campaign at Milan, although there has been no mention of his stay at the San Siro becoming a permanent one at the end of the deal.
Sunday — 659 adult summer chinook, 239 jack chinook, 3,683 steelhead, 381 shad, 501 sockeye. Water temperature was 69.1 degrees.