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Alas heats up as NLEX earn playoff spot with win over Blackwater

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “Our last four wins were just grind out wins and this is no exception. Good thing Kevin Alas saved the day for us. He made fantastic shots and even I was surprised,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.It turned out to be a career night for Alas, who finished with a career-best 25 points, while also hauling down eight rebounds and dishing out five assists as NLEX rose to fourth place with a 6-4 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGuiao bared that he has been urging the fourth-year guard to rely on his three-point shooting more.“I’ve been getting on Kevin’s outside shooting past games. But I did not expect that it will pay dividends this early,” he said. “Today, he showed us that he’s an outside threat. That’s just incredible shooting, the best I’ve seen him shoot from the outside this past one and a half years.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Rondina powers UST past Adamson in 3 sets for 2nd win Read Next The scores:NLEX 93 — Alas 25, Ravena 23, Tiongson 9, Quiñahan 8, Al-Hussaini 6, Baguio 5, Mallari 5, Soyud 4, Ighalo 3, Miranda 3, Fonacier 2, Gotladera 0, Taulava 0.BLACKWATER 90 — DiGregorio 16, Erram 14, Jose 14, Maliksi 13, Sena 12, Belo 10, Palma 6, Marcelo 5, Pinto 0.Quarters: 23-20, 41-46, 65-74, 93-90. PBA IMAGESBOCAUE — Kevin Alas caught fire in the payoff period to propel NLEX past Blackwater, 93-90, and into the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Sunday at Philippine Arena here.Alas, the former Letran hotshot, pumped in 16 points built on four treys in the fourth quarter as he led the Road Warriors’ comeback en route to their fourth straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum Alas’ hot-shooting allowed NLEX to overturn a 65-74 deficit to start the fourth canto to build an 84-78 lead with 7:04 remaining.Blackwater rallied with Allein Maliksi cutting the deficit down to three, 93-90, with a split from the free throw line with 7.4 ticks left, but Mac Belo missed a potential game-tying triple as time ran out.Kiefer Ravena continued his stellar play inside, this time, uncorking 23 markers on top of three boards, and three steals, while Juami Tiongson got nine points, four rebounds, and three assists.Mike DiGregorio led Blackwater in scoring with 16 points, while JP Erram had a double-double of 14 markers and 17 rebounds.The defeat brought the erstwhile-streaking Elite back to earth as they drop to 4-6.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

India Today Editor in chief Aroon Purie on special Independence Day package

first_imgIt is a question I ask with cautious optimism. Will this be the year India takes flight? When we look back to 2014, will it be with a sense of satisfaction that a new Government used its mandate to break India free of policy paralysis and a self-inflicted a slowdown? Or will it be with a feeling of regret, that Narendra Modi could not capitalise on India’s big chance, that he frittered it away? More often than not, years of an electoral mandate turn out to be pivotal, and Modi’s BJP won a victory that provides it the initial momentum to reverse the despair about drift in the last years of UPA 2. In a presidential-style general election, voters unambiguously cast themselves on the side of development, of purposefulness, clearing the legislative space for Modi to be able to deliver.Our August 2013 coverOn this, our 67th Independence Day, it is apt that we take stock of whether and how the Government is heeding an young and increasingly impatient India’s desire to be set free. Free to chase its dreams of educational and material betterment, of breaking loose from unnecessary checks on its entrepreneurial ambitions, of following its creative impulses, of providing for its collective well-being, of registering individual triumphs. It is as exhilarating a moment as it is daunting.Our special Independence Day package brings to you the changed India in its many dimensions. It is a change most dramatically visible in the form of 315 new MPs in Lok Sabha. A detailed analysis shows them to be a crosssection as diverse as the polity itself-from doctors to farmers and former bureaucrats to teachers. What is interesting is that one-third of these new MPs have worked their way up the political ladder, fighting elections from the bottom of the electoral pyramid, eventually becoming MLAs and then reaching Parliament. The change they symbolise is the culmination of one journey, and the beginning of another. They bring with them to Sansad Bhavan a fluency with the diverse idioms in which aspiration is expressed in this country.This political churning has left the Left parties on the margins. The decline is visible in West Bengal and Kerala, which they once dominated, and their inordinate influence in educational institutes, cultural groups, and trade unions appears to be in irreversible decline. How the space vacated by them is filled up will of great consequence. Meanwhile, terror cells are becoming more modern with the rise of mobile technology and instant messaging, as are the methods to track them. And India’s foreign policy challenge is to redefine its relationship the United States and China in a time of possibly turbulent transition in its AfPak neighbourhood.Our cover story package, a snapshot of how India is changing, maps the shift in areas as diverse as sport, where young women from small towns and villages are winning international medals consistently, and music, where a new band of ustads are ready to stake their claim. We are now eating differently with the trend moving towards high-value produce such as poultry, fruit and milk products as we gradually rely less on cereals and grain. Our armed forces are becoming more inclusive, attracting soldiers from non-military backgrounds and commissioned officers from smaller towns. And healthcare is undergoing a sea change with new techniques such as genetic mapping paving the way for the timely treatment of illnesses.These are exciting times for a nation that, though 67 years old, is still brimming with youthful energy. The challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi now is to take this new India to the world stage, free from the encumbrances of the past and of the backward-looking ideologues itching to attach themselves to his bandwagon. India has a rare opportunity now to soar on the wings of this mostly virtuous change.On that note, Happy Independence Day!To read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

Azlan Shah Cup: India squander lead twice as Britain earn 2-2 draw

first_imgIndia squandered the lead twice as Great Britain rallied to earn a 2-2 draw in the rain-delayed opening match at the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Saturday.Akashdeep Singh (19th minute) and Mandeep Singh (48th minute) scored field goals to give India the lead two times in the match but only to see the Britons hit back through Tom Carson (25th) and Alan Forsyth (52nd).India survived a last-minute penalty corner that was awarded against them for an obstruction outside the circle.The penalty corner was confirmed after the video referral by India, but British captain Phil Roper sent his drag flick wide to the right.In the last encounter between these two teams, India had defeated Great Britain 2-1 in the Champions Trophy in London last year.The match started two hours behind schedule after the teams, who were warming up, had to scurry off the turf when lightening and heavy showers arrived in the afternoon.Heavy showers and lightening have been a feature of the tropical weather this season.Since the introduction of artificial pitches, hockey is no longer affected by normal rains, but matches are stopped midway at the slightest sign on lightening to avert any threat to players and officials on the pitch.As the Indian and British players ran off the pitch and the start of the game was deferred, organisers were bracing for frequent disruptions during the week-long tournament.India are scheduled to play four of their five round- robin league matches in the afternoon, exactly when dark clouds tend to drench the pitch at the Ipoh hockey stadium.advertisementGreat Britain launched the first raid in the ninth minute and Henry Weir took a reverse shot at the goal from top of the circle, only to see goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh pad the ball away.Three minute later, India could have posed a danger to the British citadel when Akashdeep beat a defender guarding the circle with a shot that went straight to S.V. Sunil inside the scoring zone.But Sunil failed to trap the ball and British goalkeeper Harry Gibson was not tested.India were awarded their first penalty corner when Pradeep Mor’s diagonal ball landed on a defender’s foot in the circle.The penalty corner shot could not be taken as the push was not stopped, but Manpreet Singh, captain for this match, picked up the ball on the 25-metre line and sent a firm drive into the circle.Manpreet’s shot was padded by the British goalkeeper and the rebound went straight to Akashdeep, who capitalised on the chance by beating the custodian with his flick that put India in the lead in the 19th minute.The British team mounted an attack in the next minute, forcing India to pack the circle to thwart any danger. Great Britain were not to be denied the equaliser in the 25th minute when a fine foray by Ollie Willars split open the Indian defence.Dribbling parallel to the goal-line from the right flank, Willars sent a pass to Carlson, who made the most of his fine positioning by shooting into the goal.India had their second penalty corner cancelled on a video referral by Great Britain, who challenged the umpire’s view of a defender carrying the ball.When several replays could not conclusively establish if the ball had touched a defender’s foot, the video umpire reversed the decision.India reclaimed the lead in the 48th minute when Sunil relayed a narrow-angle pass from Manpreet on the left flank for Mandeep Singh, who deflected the ball past goalkeeper Gibson.India’s lead was short-lived as the determined British made the most of their 52nd minute attack even in a crowded circle.The Indian defenders were not able to clear the ball, which was switched around four Britons before Alan Forsyth’s flick beat Indian custodian Sreejesh.last_img read more

Lasith Malinga to retire after 1st ODI vs Bangladesh

first_imgSri Lankan legendary fast bowler Lasith Malinga is all set to retire after playing the 1st match of the 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh, which starts on July 26. Team skipper Dimuth Karunaratne confirmed the same on Monday to reporters. All the 3 ODIs will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on July 26, 28 and 31.Even though Malinga was named in the squad for the 3 games, Karunaratne said that the bowler had told him that he would only be playing the first match.”He is going to play the first match. After that he is retiring. That’s what he said to me. I don’t know what he said for the selectors but for me he said he is playing only one match,” said Karunaratne.Malinga is currently the 3rd highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket for Sri Lanka with 335 wickets in 219 innings with only Muttiah Muralitharan (523) and Chaminda Vaas (399) above him on the list.Malinga also finished as the team’s highest wicket-taker during the recently concluded World Cup 2019 where he took 13 scalps in 7 innings. Malinga is also the only bowler to have taken 2 World Cup hat-tricks (2007 vs South Africa, 2011 vs Kenya). He had already retired from Test in 2011.Since his 2004 debut against United Arab Emirates, Malinga has played 225 ODIs and his unusual slingy action and an ability to bowl yorkers have made him a formidable bowler in limited overs cricket.Malinga’s 56 wickets from 29 matches put him third, behind Australian Glenn McGrath (71) and fellow Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan (68), in the list of most successful bowlers in the history of the World Cup.advertisementThe right-arm paceman, a sought-after player in Twenty20 leagues, has also played 30 tests though he quit the long format in 2011 after battling a nagging knee injury.Also Read | Will develop ‘best’ Pakistan cricket team before next World Cup: Imran KhanAlso Read | We have to build a team for the T20 World Cup: MSK PrasadAlso See:last_img read more

India A women’s hockey team to face France A in four-match series

first_img Press Trust of India LucknowFebruary 7, 2019UPDATED: February 7, 2019 19:23 IST India A will tested by a strong French A team (@TheHockeyIndia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will play France in the opening game in Lucknow on FridayThe two teams will travel to Gorakhpur for the second match on February 10They will return to Lucknow for the 3rd and 4th matches on Feb 12 and 13 respectivelyThe India ‘A’ women’s hockey team will look to gain much needed exposure when it takes on France ‘A’ in the opening match of four-game series in Lucknow on Friday.The Indian team, led by skipper Salima Tete, comprises of players from the Indian Development Women’s Core Group and will look to put their skills to test against a France side who have a mixture of youth and experience in their 21-member squad.”We are all very excited to be playing at home in Lucknow and Gorakhpur against a French team who will give us tough competition in the four Matches,” said India ‘A’ women’s hockey team coach Baljeet Singh.”These matches will help us in developing these players to play together as a unit, and to understand the different strategies that we want to implement.”The fact that we are playing in-front of home support makes it even more exciting for the girls as it will be a proud moment for them.”Singh said playing such matches will help in the development of the players.”When it comes to the junior teams, we have limited competitions throughout the year so I welcome the move from Hockey India and the French Hockey Federation to play bilateral matches,” said the Indian coach.India ‘A’ Women’s Team will be embarking on a new journey from 8th February 2019 when they host visitors @FF_Hockey in Lucknow. Here’s a look at the schedule! #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/oVkFeayBEAHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) February 6, 2019Coach of the India ‘A’ Women’s Team, Baljeet Singh, is optimistic about the upcoming tournament as it will prove to be a great platform for budding players. #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/YzIt1o5RmsadvertisementHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) February 7, 2019″Such initiatives will help us in implementing different tactics and combinations that we practice during camps, and gives us the opportunity to develop these players for bigger challenges.”After the opening match, the two teams will travel to Gorakhpur for the second match on February 10. They will then return to Lucknow to play the third and fourth matches on February 12 and February 13 respectively.Also Read | India bids to host men’s or women’s hockey World Cup in 2023For 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 byPTI Tags :Follow India women’s hockey teamFollow India vs France India A women’s hockey team to face France A in four-match seriesThe A team of India will face France A in a four-match Test series with matches being played in Lucknow and Gorakhpur starting from Fridayadvertisement Nextlast_img read more

Introducing Alex Mill

first_img Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Editors’ Recommendations The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials A Brief History of Bubble Tea and the Best Flavors to Try A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts Alex Drexler has taken the motto, ‘Like Father, Like Son’ to the next level. Alex is the son of Mickey Drexler, the CEO of J. Crew, and has launched his own collection of cozy basics for the modern man and his son called Alex Mill. It’s rolling out for fall 2013 – right now.The collection was built around the idea of a man’s uniform of well-crafted essentials with a reasonable price point ($55-$295). There is the woven shirt, the classic fit jean, the eponymous t-shirt and unstructured blazer. Drexler junior spent over ten years in production and other arenas of the fashion industry, so he wanted something that lasts, has plenty of character and improves with wear. The entire collection is founded on the ‘Wash & Go’ principle, nothing precious here, you can take it, wear it and wash it anywhere and be good to go. The 100% cashmere hats and gloves are also high on our wish list for fall/winter warmth.While we are pumped to have a new basic brand for us guys, it’s great to see someone doing something for the little guy that doesn’t make him look like another mall clone. Shirts in chambray, multi-colored stripes and mis-matched plaids are refreshing for kids aged 2-10.Next season the brand will continue to evolve to an idea of the man’s uniform. Alex revealed that they will be introducing a chino, polo, military jacket and other key items centering around the uniform idea. We wonder when the J.Crew collab will happen to make the ‘Father/Son’ come full circle.Alex Mill can be found at Barneys and Barneys.com, Unionmade and www.unionmadegoods.com, Odin, United Arrows, Journal Standard and the Mohawk General Store as well as other specialty stores throughout the world.last_img read more

Worlds First Autonomous Ship to Be Ready by 2020

first_imgNorwegian maritime technology expert Kongsberg and its compatriot fertilizer producer Yara have teamed up on a project to build world’s first autonomous and zero emissions ship.Named Yara Birkeland, the vessel will be the world’s first fully electric container feeder, the duo claims, adding that the ship would produce zero emissions.Operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, shipping products from Yara’s Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik and Larvik in Norway. Yara Birkeland will initially operate as a manned vessel, moving to remote operation in 2019 and expected to be capable of performing fully autonomous operations from 2020.“Every day, more than 100 diesel truck journeys are needed to transport products from Yara’s Porsgrunn plant to ports in Brevik and Larvik where we ship products to customers around the world. With this new autonomous battery-driven container vessel we move transport from road to sea and thereby reduce noise and dust emissions, improve the safety of local roads, and reduce NOx and CO2 emissions,” says Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO of Yara.Under the partnership, Kongsberg will be in charge of development and delivery of all key enabling technologies on Yara Birkeland including the sensors and integration required for remote and autonomous operations, in addition to the electric drive, battery and propulsion control systems. According to the company, its integrated control and monitoring systems are already capable of providing technology for remote and unmanned operations.“By moving container transport from land to sea, Yara Birkeland is the start of a major contribution to fulfilling national and international environmental impact goals. The new concept is also a giant step forward towards increased seaborne transportation in general,” says Geir Håøy, President and CEO of Kongsberg.“Developing systems for autonomous operations is a major opening and natural step for Kongsberg, considering our decades of expertise in the development and integration of advanced sensors, control and communication systems for all areas of ship operations. Yara Birkeland will set the benchmark for the application of innovative maritime technology for more efficient and environmentally friendly shipping,” says Håøy.last_img read more

UP real estate Tall buildings taller criminals

first_imgLucknow: Behind every tall building, there is a taller criminal and the bigger the building, the bigger the criminal, goes the popular Uttar Pradesh adage. The nexus between real estate and criminals in Uttar Pradesh has become so strong that the lines have been almost completely blurred. It is difficult to say who the real owner of a particular building is. In this nexus, the politician merges perfectly as he lies somewhere in between the real estate owner and the criminal. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The modus operandi is simple. The real estate owner identifies the land, the criminal helps in getting the possession — legally or otherwise — and the politician takes care of government permissions. The money — black or grey — is pumped in by the “netas” and the “bahubalis” and the real estate owner gets a fair share, too. The New Hyderabad and the Mahanagar localities in Lucknow are perfect examples of how this nexus works. These centrally located areas in trans-Gomti region were once marked by palatial bungalows, most of them in a semi-dilapidated condition. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The bungalows were mostly owned and occupied by elderly couples whose children had settled abroad. Similar cases have been found in other cities like Allahabad and Kanpur, but the nexus blocks any action against this set-up. In the early nineties, the bungalows began vanishing, their occupants went missing and high rise buildings started coming up. The neighbours spoke in hushed tones about how the occupants vanished overnight. The police turned a blind eye because no one filed a complaint. Police officers and bureaucrats were also given flats in these buildings and the business flourished. The Yogi Adityanath government began cracking the whip on this and the first victim was Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Sharda Pratap Shukla whose “illegal” constructions in Sarojini Nagar were the first to be demolished. Another SP leader, Bhukkal Nawab, sensed the gravity of the situation and promptly joined the BJP to escape action. But the demolition threat continues over his illegal holdings since Adityanath is unrelenting. A criminal-turned-politician explained how the nexus is no longer as strong as it used to be. “First demonetisation brought a slump in the market and then the compulsion of Aadhaar and PAN card in all transactions put off the buyers. Earlier, people used to invest their black money in property, but now they opt for gold and diamonds. Besides, you never know when Adityanath cracks the whip. We are all lying low till the next elections,” he disclosed. A senior bureaucrat also echoed similar sentiments and said that his brother-in-law, who is a builder, had gifted a flat to him. “And I had a tough time explaining this to the Income Tax people who are apparently on an overdrive at the moment,” he said.last_img read more

LacMegantic rail bypass to be funded jointly by federal Quebec governments

first_imgThe Quebec and federal governments say they will jointly fund a rail bypass in Lac-Megantic, nearly five years after 47 people were killed when a train derailed and exploded in the town.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard announced today the two levels of government have signed an agreement-in-principle to jointly fund the project.The federal government will assume 60 per cent of the cost of building the bypass, with Quebec taking on the remaining 40 per cent.The 12.8 kilometre route taking rail traffic away from the downtown area was selected following a feasibility study.While the estimated cost is $133 million, the next phase of the study will clarify the final cost of the bypass.On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude oil from the United States careened off the track in Lac-Megantic and exploded, killing 47 people and destroying part of the town centre.last_img

Albertans rallying for solutions to oil industry woes

first_imgSuncor says it is largely insulated from low local prices by its Canadian upgrading and refining assets and firm pipeline contracts.“In the short-term, the government of Alberta action has resulted in winners and losers in the market, shutting in valuable upgrading throughput and has made transporting crude oil out of the province by rail uneconomic,” Calgary-based Suncor said in a news release.It added it is co-operating with the government and the Alberta Energy Regulator and working hard to minimize associated contractor layoffs.Suncor said it will suffer from a “disproportionate allocation” of production cuts, adding its budget assumes the curtailments will be in place for three months before falling to 30 per cent of initial levels for the remainder of 2019.In an email, Suncor spokeswoman Sneh Seetal wouldn’t reveal the company’s cutback number for competitive reasons.But she said it fails to properly consider the uneven historic and recent performance of Syncrude (the oilsands mine and upgrader in which Suncor has a 58 per cent interest) and gives only partial consideration for the fact that Suncor’s new 194,000-bpd Fort Hills oilsands mine did not have a full year of production in 2018.News Release: Suncor Energy announces 2019 capital program and production outlook https://t.co/E2UrDsTRF4— Suncor (@Suncor) December 14, 2018Throttling back production during the coldest months of the year, when it typically operates full-out without stopping for maintenance, could increase risks to safety and reliability, the company warned.“Suncor will not put the safety of our employees and contractors at risk,” it stated.Mike McKinnon, spokesman for Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd, said the province’s decision to curtail production was a difficult but necessary one to prevent job losses in the industry.“We take concerns about safety and long-term resource stability very seriously, and have been engaged with Suncor and other companies on a daily basis to understand these challenges,” he said in an email.He said the province is working with companies on how much they must cut through an AER review panel and has made temporary adjustments to curtailment thresholds for companies facing higher reductions.Suncor said the cutbacks will result in higher operating costs per barrel, could affect the supply of crude oil to Alberta upgraders and refineries, may raise issues with its contracted pipeline commitments and could cause problems with the in-house consumption of diesel produced at its oilsands mines.The company said it expects average upstream production of 780,000 to 820,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day next year, up from about 730,000 boe/d in 2018.Suncor’s guidance matched analyst projections, with researchers at Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. saying in a note it is “the ‘just right’ bowl of porridge for an uncertain outlook.” Will rallies supporting the oil and gas industry being held in Alberta have any effect on politicians in Ottawa?YesMaybe a littleNoVoteView Results “If we keep making it hard to do work here and invest here, everyone’s going to be out of a job. And that doesn’t just affect us oil and gas guys–that affects the restaurants, the car dealerships,” said Murphy.The pair says there’s been an overwhelming response and an outpouring of support. They say their phones have been ringing “off the hook” with people asking how they can help.“It means a lot and it means people care,” said Murphy. Premier Rachel Notley spoke in the city Friday and was greeted by a crowd of protesters. Murphy says recent action from the province is too little too late.“I feel like there’s a lot of pandering right now, which is understandable. I understand they have to try. I just wish they would’ve started trying three years ago instead of three months ago.”Murphy calls the curtailment a good start but he doesn’t see it a long-term solution. He also asks other provinces using Saudi oil, “if you call Alberta oil dirty, what would you call Saudi oil?”City Councillors to join Calgary oil rallyMeantime, Calgarians are expected to come out in droves on Monday for another rally.The rally at City Hall is hosted and organized by Canada Action, which is the volunteer-run group behind other pro-oilsands campaigns like the Lush boycott and a speech this week by Vancouver-based writer and researcher Vivian Krause.The rally could see nearly a thousand people show up around the noon-hour with interest in and RSVPs on the Facebook event growing. The event page also says the entirety of city council will be on hand during the rally supporting pipelines and the energy sector.Ward 4 councillor Sean Chu posted a video to his own Facebook page openly voicing support for the oil industry, saying he’s long been an oil ally.“Times are tough, and we know the anger, and frustration that is out there,” he wrote in the post. “I encourage you to email and call your MPs and Senators to let them know that our energy sector needs help, not more talk and barriers to tidewater. Let us get Canada working again. ”The video goes on to say a pipeline is needed to create jobs, attract investments, and equalize all parts of Canada.“I support Canada’s oil and gas industry because I am Canadian.”Because I am Canadian, I appreciate the massive contribution our energy industry makes to our local and national economy.Canadian resources are good for our families and the global environment.@Joe_Magliocca #YYCProud pic.twitter.com/WTjzOKTRcv— Oil Sands Action (@OilsandsAction) December 13, 2018A similar video from Ward 2 councillor Joe Magliocca was posted to Twitter via @OilsandsAction with a tweet that reads “I appreciate the massive contribution our energy industry makes to our local and national economy.”Ward 1’s Ward Sutherland, Ward 3’s Jyoti Gondek, Ward 5’s George Chahal, Ward 12’s Shane Keating, and other councillors all sharing similar sentiments on social media.Suncor concerned ahead of curtailmentWhile Albertans call for action, one major player in the oil industry is fearful of “unintended consequences” that could come from oil curtailment, including increased safety hazards for its employees.Suncor made that warning on Friday in a release. Canada’s largest integrated oil and gas company forecasts its production will grow by 10 per cent in 2019 on a stand-pat capital budget of between $4.9 billion and $5.6 billion.The issue has opened rifts in the Calgary-based oilpatch with companies like Suncor, Imperial Oil Ltd. and Husky Energy Inc. opposed to curtailments which are supported by bitumen-weighted producers like Cenovus Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.The cuts announced by Notley earlier this month are intended to bring industry output in line with pipeline capacity to drain trapped oil from the western Canadian market and reduce resulting steep discounts for crude oil.WATCH: Pipelines are pipe dreams at first ministers meeting EDMONTON (CITYNEWS) – Thousands of Albertans are voicing their concerns nearly two weeks after the province announced the planned curtailment of oil production through all of next year.Fears continue to swirl in Alberta as an economy-driving industry struggles to remain afloat; many people have been forced out of work due to massive layoffs and cutbacks. At least two major Sunday and Monday are aiming to draw attention to just that.Organizers of a pro-pipeline rally in Grande Prairie saw 1,500 people attend the event on Sunday afternoon. According to the Facebook event page, upwards of 600 tractor trailers participated in a convoy at the rally as well.“People are frustrated, people are concerned, and people scared. And they should be!” shared co-organizer Taylor Horwath, who was inspired to get other Albertans out after a rally in Drayton Valley drew more than a thousand people about two weeks ago.The crowd gathered in Grande Prairie for a rally in support of the oil and gas sector. Video courtesy: Cole Murphy pic.twitter.com/iQzBKwxA4S— Crystal Laderas (@CrisLaderas) December 16, 2018After that rally, nearly 7,000 letters were dropped off at the Alberta legislature to be sent on to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The organizers of the Grande Prairie rally say they also received some 10,000 letters to be forwarded on to Trudeau from concerned Albertans.“We want to be positive. We don’t want to talk about how we got here, we want to talk about how we’re going to get out of this mess,” added fellow co-organizer Cole Murphy. The B.C.-native says he doesn’t understand why there’s a distaste in Canada for Alberta’s oil when production here is more ethical and regulated than oil coming from other countries.“Canada purchases oil from overseas and I can’t for the life of me understand why. We have the resources, we do it cleaner, we do it better, and we do it more efficiently and we’re buying off of someone else that doesn’t hold themselves to the same standards that we do.”Murphy and Horwath work for a service rental company that has a strong connection to the energy industry. They fear they will be laid off in the near future, joining the hundreds of thousands of people who have also been laid of from the oil and gas sector.PHOTOS: A look at the Grande Prairie RallyOpen Gallery5 itemscenter_img Take Our Poll-with files from the Canadian Press, Crystal Laderas, and Sarolta Saskiwlast_img read more

Statement on the MMIWG Inquiry by Senator Murray Sinclair

first_imgOttawa, August 3, 2016I am pleased to see that the governments of this country have been able to collaborate with Indigenous leaders and the families of Missing and Murdered Women and Girls in Canada to establish a National Inquiry, one of the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.I congratulate the Native Women’s Association of Canada for its perseverance in bringing this about.I praise and honour the members of the victims’ families for their resilience and determination.I express my thanks to Judge Marion Buller and the other Commissioners for accepting the responsibility for this immense undertaking.Criticism of the creation of such inquiries is almost inevitable in this climate. However, whatever one thinks of the breadth and range of the terms of reference and the background and experience of the Commissioners, I am certain that the Commission will be revealing to all of Canada, and the world.We will learn of things that will be hard to believe, and we will be challenged to do what we cannot now imagine.In that way it will reflect the history of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and institutions. It will be an important opportunity for reconciliation to move forward in a significant way.Senator Murray Sinclairlast_img read more

OntarioFirst Nation partnership creates clean energy project

first_imgBeverly AndrewsAPTN National NewsA new Indigenous owned power generating station is up and running in northern Ontario.The $300 million project will provide clean, low-cost electricity to the province.bandrews@aptn.calast_img

Elaborate traffic arrangements in place for IPL match in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police has made elaborate traffic arrangements for parking of vehicles, pedestrian movement and safety of persons in and around the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground here, which will host an IPL T-20 cricket match on Thursday, officials said. The match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians will be played at the ground between 8.00 pm 11.30 pm. “Limited parking is available for labelled vehicles in the proximity of the stadium and no vehicles would be allowed to be parked on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg and Ring Road from Rajghat to I.P. Flyover (both the carriageways) on the day of the match,” a traffic advisory said. Vehicles parked on these roads shall be towed away and prosecuted as per law, the advisory added. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderFor unlabelled vehicles, ‘park and ride’ facility has been created at Mata Sundari Parking, Shanti Van Parking and under Velodrome Road, it said. All buses will start their services two hours before the match and will continue till one hour after the start of the match. The bus service from the stadium to their respective destinations will start as soon as the game ends and will continue for an hour after the match ends, a senior traffic officer said.last_img read more

Entertainment One preparing to complete 225million takeover of Alliance Films

TORONTO – The proposed $225-million takeover of Alliance Films by Entertainment One has cleared a key regulatory hurdle.eOne (LSE:ETO) says a waiting period required under Canadian law has passed without intervention by the federal Competition Bureau.Entertainment One says it will now move to close the deal as soon as possible.eOne specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content in Canada, the United States and several other countries.Alliance Films is one of the top five independent filmed entertainment companies in the world and is a leading film distributor, co-financier and producerAmong its recent films is “Looper” — a sci-fi action film about time travel. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 3, 2013 11:47 am MDT Entertainment One preparing to complete $225-million takeover of Alliance Films read more

Japan says its economy contracted 16 per cent in JulySept 2nd straight

by The Associated Press Posted Nov 16, 2014 5:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Japan says its economy contracted 1.6 per cent in July-Sept, 2nd straight quarter of decline TOKYO – Japan says its economy contracted 1.6 per cent in July-Sept, 2nd straight quarter of decline.

Police withdraw appeal as teenager forced into car turns out to be

first_imgWe are satisfied with their accounts and that they were not hurt or in danger in any wayDet Sgt Craig Smith The mother of one of the teenagers contacted police explaining what had happened in Wellington, Shropshire.She revealed that it was she and her husband who had been spotted collecting their daughter from the town after her friend had phoned to say the girl had “had too much to drink”.Detective Sergeant Craig Smith said: “This was a very concerning set of circumstances and we were very keen to ensure the safety of the two girls.”One of the calls received was from the parent of one of the girls who confirmed that she and her husband were in the car.”They had gone out to pick up their daughter from Glebe Street after receiving a call from the other girl to say their daughter had had too much to drink and needed to be taken home.”We have been out to speak to the parents and both the girls and we are satisfied with their accounts and that they were not hurt or in danger in any way.”He added: “We believe the initial report was made in good faith and would like to thank the caller for their concern.” Police have withdrawn their appeal over fears a teenage girl had been forced into a car – after the “victim” turned out to be a drunk girl being picked up by her parents.West Mercia Police launched an urgent plea for information after the alarm was raised in the early hours of Monday.A member of the public reported the incident in which two teenage girls were reportedly “pulled forcibly” into the vehicle.But after a widely publicised online police appeal in which officers wanted to speak to anyone with information as a “matter of urgency”, it turned out to have an innocent explanation. The girl’s parents had picked her up from Glebe Street in Wellington, Shropshire Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

De leau salée dans les nuages pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique

first_imgDe l’eau salée dans les nuages pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatiqueUne étude réalisée par des scientifiques finlandais tente de montrer que de l’eau salée pulvérisée sur les nuages et dans l’atmosphère pourrait contribuer à lutter contre le réchauffement climatique et ses conséquences.Le sel est une molécule fascinante à laquelle on attribue de nombreuses vertus mais aujourd’hui c’est un nouvel effet potentiel que révèle des chercheurs finlandais. Selon eux, le sel et plus précisément de l’eau salée pourrait permettre d’assainir l’atmosphère et de retarder les changements climatiques. Comme l’explique l’étude publiée dans Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, il suffirait pour cela de la pulvériser sur les nuages et dans l’atmosphère.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Pour arriver à une telle conclusion, les scientifiques ont utilisé un aérosol de modèle ECHAM5.5-HAM2 afin d’étudier l’incidence des émissions artificielles de sel de mer sur les nuages marins et le rééquilibrage des radiations sur la terre. Ils ont ainsi constaté que l’eau salée envoyée dans l’atmosphère permettait de renvoyer plus de radiations solaires et le sel pulvérisé sur les nuages salés permettait quant à lui de rendre ces derniers plus réfléchissants, rapporte GoodPlanet.info. Grâce aux simulations climatiques réalisées, l’étude souligne que ce procédé pourrait atténuer les changements climatiques qui bouleversent la planète. Néanmoins, les scientifiques ont insisté sur le fait qu’ils ne pouvaient pas, pour l’heure, déterminer le coût de ce dispositif et surtout évaluer les conséquences environnementales de pluies de sel dans l’atmosphère. Ce changement pourrait très bien bouleverser le cycle de l’eau et par là-même les écosystèmes environnants. Le 16 février 2012 à 15:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Watch out for Borussia Dortmund this season in Europe

first_imgWe take a closer look at the many virtues that this Borussia Dortmund side has this season, they could compete for everything in Europe.The Borussia Dortmund board of directors have been doing things right at least for the last decade, they nearly conquered Europe back in 2013 with the guidance of Jürgen Klopp.They were in a small hiatus for a few years, but this season was key for them to get refreshed by many new talents and many well-established players are also responding very well to the challenge as Borussia Dortmund takes the Bundesliga by storm and does in the same fashion they have always done it historically.This is a squad that stays dynamic during the whole season, they always strive to practice the most offensive football one could ever hope for and they just keep discovering new talents every single year.The Dortmund supporters weren’t ever worried after Ousmane Dembele left to play for Barcelona, because the club’s scouting system is one of the best in the world and they quickly found a replacement who is even better than the Frenchman.We are going to talk about three key players who might transform this Borussia Dortmund side into a serious threat for any Champions League opponent they face this season.#SquadGoals pic.twitter.com/77NFtNAk8o— Borussia Dortmund 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@BlackYellow) October 6, 2018Marco ReusBorussia Dortmund’s absolute leader, a man who has never left the institution that has always supported him when things got heavy for him.Reus has struggled with nasty injuries in the past, one even made him miss the World Cup in 2014 and prevented him to become a World Cup champion.The winger seems to be living a second youth before he turns 30 and he understands his role as the club’s frontman who should be good enough to take them very far in all competitions this season.He is the perfect role model for the generation of players who are also coming forward this season for the club, Marco Reus deserves to finally get this recognition as the leaders that he is.Paco Alcácer leads the Bundesliga in goals.He’s only played 81 minutes. 😱😱 pic.twitter.com/kOfGA2WHpn— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) October 8, 2018Paco AlcacerWhen Spanish striker Paco Alcacer first arrived in FC Barcelona last season, he suffered from the same problems that other strikers go through when they compete every day against Lionel Messi or Luis Suarez.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The Valencia CF product wasn’t able to keep up with any of both players and decided to leave, he took the offer from Borussia Dortmund and it didn’t really take him a long time to adapt.Today in the Bundesliga, Alcacer is the undisputed top scorer so far in the season and he was exactly the kind of striker that the German club had been craving for such a long time.With already 6 goals in the competition, there is no doubt that Paco Alcacer will finish his season with the highest goal-tally of his career.The #Bundesliga after 7 MatchdaysTop scorer:▪️@paco93alcacer: ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️▪️Minutes played: 8⃣1⃣Most assists:▪️@Sanchooo10: 👟👟👟👟👟👟▪️ Minutes played: 2⃣1⃣4⃣#bvb pic.twitter.com/OlbmdFm0pc— Stefan Buczko (@StefanBuczko) October 6, 2018Jadon SanchoArguably the greatest discovery that Borussia Dortmund has done since Robert Lewandowski first arrived at their doorstep, English lad Jadon Sancho is the biggest sensation in European football right now alongside French wonder kid Kylian Mbappé.The Golden Boy award will be disputed by the PSG star and this young player who already has 7 assists in all competition for Borussia Dortmund, which are more than any other player on the continent.Sancho just was called-up to play for his country in the next international break, it’s a dream come true for a player who is still too young and needs to take his career slowly.There are no guarantees that manager Gareth Southgate will give him the first minutes for England, but traveling with the squad so young is already a great achievement for the kid.Emotional. Inspirational. Unbelievable.Going into international break on a high note 🙌📰 https://t.co/m7qiJAH0Rh pic.twitter.com/dvfHEQE3Mx— Borussia Dortmund 🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@BlackYellow) October 8, 2018Which other players would you add to Borussia Dortmund’s best this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Pit bull named Bo may spur change in BG law

first_imgBattle Ground resident Anita Gayheart’s five-minute plea to the city council started simply enough.“I’m here to talk about Bo,” she said matter-of-factly.Gayheart went on to tell the seven members of the Battle Ground City Council about the 5-year-old pit bull.Gayheart had passed by Bo nearly every day for two years. The dark-colored pit bull would run around the fenced backyard and come to the edge of the fence wagging his tail whenever Gayheart walked past, she said. Then one day in late spring, Bo was tied up near the back of the house, she said. Gayheart claims ever since then, she and other neighbors have seen Bo tethered for days on end, sometimes without fresh water or food. She says he’s never given room to exercise. Bo’s owner denies the claims.“It just got to be so awful to see this,” Gayheart said.So Gayheart researched the city’s animal cruelty laws and contacted the Battle Ground Police Department. A code enforcement officer checked on Bo, and called Gayheart to tell her there was nothing he could do. Bo had food, water and shelter and the length of the tether met city code requirements.After hearing the unsettling news, Gayheart made her plea to the city council at its August meeting. Gayheart urged the city council to adopt Clark County’s animal cruelty code, and at the following meeting, Councilwoman Lisa Walters asked city staff to research the issue. On Monday night, the council directed the city staff to draft an ordinance to revise the code.The city’s current code requires tethers to be at least three times the length of the animal, measured from the tip of the nose to the base of its tail. The city’s code also prohibits tethering animals in ways that prevent them from reaching food and water and restrict freedom of movement necessary when tethered for extended periods of time.last_img read more