BSP distances itself from Dalit protest over Ravidas temple

first_imgThe Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday distanced itself from the violent Dalit protest in New Delhi’s Tughlakabad area over the demolition of Ravidas temple, stressing that all its struggles are carried out well within the ambit of law. Taking to Twitter, BSP president Mayawati said, “The incidents of vandalism that have taken place in Delhi, especially in Tughlakabad, are unfair and the BSP has nothing to do with it. The BSP always respects the Constitution and the law. The struggles of the Party are carried out well within the ambit of law.” In another related tweet, Ms. Mayawati said,”The tradition of BSP and its people not to take the law in their hands is completely intact even today, whereas it is common for other parties and organisations. We should not harm innocent people in the honour of our saints, gurus and great men.” She advised Party workers not to violate Section 144 of the CrPC after any “unfortunate incident”. “Do not try to forcibly go to the incident site so as not to give the government an opportunity to take an autocratic and vindictive action,” she tweeted. Tension prevailed in the Tughlakabad area of South Delhi on Wednesday following a protest by Dalits against the demolition of the Ravidas temple by the authorities on an apex court order recently. Heavy police force was deployed in the area and they used batons to disperse the protesters. The protest had turned, leaving several people, including policemen, injured. Police also detained Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and 50 others.last_img read more

Shamed for her looks, woman ends life

first_imgA 21-year-old woman, who was married just six months ago, allegedly committed suicide in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district after being repeatedly taunted by her husband over her “dark complexion”, the police said on Tuesday.Mangibai jumped into a well outside her house in Banskhoyara village on Monday, station house officer Balveer Singh said. Mangibai’s husband, Dinesh Lodha, has been booked under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC. Her father, Devlal, told the police that she got married in April but her husband used to humiliate her over her “dark complexion”, the officer said citing the FIR registered.Suicide prevention helpline: Sanjivini: Society for Mental Health, Telephone: 011-4076 9002, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. -7.30 p.m.last_img read more

FEU sends UST reeling to fourth straight loss

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FEU vs UST. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University frustrated University of Santo Tomas with a 78-65 drubbing in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Tamaraws flipped the switch in the fourth quarter to turn the game around after trailing the Tigers early in the game.ADVERTISEMENT FEU held a minute 49-48 at the end of the third before staging a crippling 18-3 run to take a 67-51 lead that left UST looking startled.The Tamaraws improved to a 2-2 record while the Growling Tigers remained at the bottom of the eight-team ladder with a miserable 0-4 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFEU head coach Olsen Racela commended his team a better second half performance after allowing UST to go tit-for-tat with the Tamaraws for the first 20 minutes.“I told the players that we have to grind it out since there’s no sure win in this league,” said Racela in Filipino. “We have to put in the effort, and it showed in the second half that we really have to grind it out.” LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ View comments The Tamaraws put a clamp on UST’s offense, limiting the Tigers to a 33 percent shooting. Their 29 fourth quarter points also matched the whole second half output of the Tigers.Ball movement was also crucial for FEU as it registered 20 assists compared to UST eight, and those passes led to seven uncontested field goals.Arvin Tolentino put up a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead FEU on both ends while Ron Dennison had 15 points of his own.Jeepy Faundo led UST with 16 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UAAP: UP can field in Ricafort, but face risks if TRO ‘invalid’ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

Veterans analyse Hockey team’s disappointing performance in Doha Asian Games 2006

first_imgWhat’s going wrong? Who is to blame? What can be done? PARGAT SINGH, EX-CAPTAIN, MULTIPLE OLYMPIANFlawed plans, half-hearted execution, coaching changes.The IHF bosses who have done nothing for 14 years.Revamp the IHF at the top and nurture grassroot talent. ASLAM SHER KHAN, 1975 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER, SELECTORState level hockey is,What’s going wrong? Who is to blame? What can be done? PARGAT SINGH, EX-CAPTAIN, MULTIPLE OLYMPIANFlawed plans, half-hearted execution, coaching changes.The IHF bosses who have done nothing for 14 years.Revamp the IHF at the top and nurture grassroot talent.ASLAM SHER KHAN,  1975 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER,  SELECTORState level hockey is dead, supply lines are choked off.The IHF’s ruling clique. Hockey is not insurgency.Declare a moratorium on international participation.M.M. SOMAYA ,  OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1980,  FORMER CAPTAIN.Failure to adapt to rule changes and limited focus of government and corporates towards the sport over time.Rather than a blame game, long-term planning into state infrastructure is needed.Upgrade coaching methods and communication tactics between players.GURBUX SINGH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1964,  SELECTORToo many things. Hockey is only the No. 3 sport, it is vanishing from schools. Astroturfs are too few.The entire country-the players, the coaches and most of all, the government.Improve fitness of the players for the astroturf. Our fitness levels are very low.BALBIR SINGH,  THREE TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1948,  1952,  1956.Over-dribbling on the field and an overall failure to reinvent.Everyone: players, coaches, officials, the government.Start from scratch: a talent pool, a coaching system.M.P. GANESH,  EX-CAPTAIN, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SILVER MEDALLISTPlayers did not leave aside material issues and work hard.All of us in hockey. Time for some serious introspection.Form a professional thinktank that can find answers.MERVYN FERNANDES,  OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1980Neglecting basic skills, lack of understanding between players and the failure to play well in one-on-one situations.Viren Rasquinha’s last minute omission was bad timing; it affects players’ psycheImprove junior, sub-junior coaching ; you can’t be taught how to score at the top.advertisementHARIPAL KAUSHIK OLYMPIC AND ASIAN GAMES GOLD MEDALLIST,  COACHA lack of planning at all levels. There is no uniformity in coaching, no standardisation of talent-spotting.Not the players but the IHF bosses. Their elections are a farce, they are in it for power.Boot out the current IHF, debar them from contesting elections in the future.MOHAMMED SHAHID,  OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1980,  EX-CAPTAINThe players are not focussing on their game, they lack cohesiveness and hardly play as a unit.The players. This was the best team we had but there was no commitment.Cater to the game at the state nurseries. The state level scenario now is pathetic.ASHISH BALLAL ASIAN GAMES GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1998.It is a bad time… the team has potential but is mismanaged. Bad planning and bad selection policy hurts it.Players need to be more professional, management more transparent.Keep IHF secretary K Jothikumaran out.last_img read more

Bill to ban child labour brought in: Dattatreya

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 2 (PTI) Government has brought an amendment in the Child Labour Act to prohibit child labour in any occupation in any industry, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said today. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, he termed the issue as “serious” and sought the cooperation of members in passage of the amendment bill. “We want total prohibition of child labour in any occupation in any industry. That is why we have moved an amendment in the Act and we have given notice. I seek cooperation of members that this time the bill should be passed so that there is total prohibition of child labour,” he said during Question Hour. In his written reply, Dattatreya said there are 43.53 lakh workers in the age group of 5-14 years in the country as per 2011 census which shows a decline from 2001 census. The Minister said the bill to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 has been introduced in Rajya Sabha in 2012. “The government has also decided to move official amendments, inter-alia, proposes complete prohibition on employment of children below 14 years, linking the age of prohibition with the age under Right of Children tro Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, making the punishment for employers more stringent and constitution of Rehabilitation Fund for rehabilitation activitis,” Dattatreya said. He said appellate authorities in central and state governments have also been set up. “All district magistrates should be empowered for implementation of the Act,” he said, seeking proper implementation of the Child Labour Act. To a question on how he would stop child labour in television advertisements, he said, “It is to be seen. I will go through this and whatever necessary action has to be taken, we will take.” PTI SKC AMR ARCadvertisementlast_img read more

No Greek Soccer Coach Yet

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ATHENS – Greece’s falling soccer fortunes took another hit when German coach Bernd Schuster said he wouldn’t take the national team post after a verbal deal fell apart.With Greece failing to make the European championship tourney it won in 2004, the Hellenic Soccer Federation (EPO) is looking to resurrect the program after going through two coaches this year.Schuster, who has coached Real Madrid and most recently Malaga, was set to succeed Uruguayan Sergio Markarian and lead Greece’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign but the deal fell through over a last-minute hitch, Reuters said.“EPO announced that it has restarted its search for a coach of the national team after a change of attitude from Mr. Schuster relating to a verbal agreement with the federation,” said a brief EPO statement.“Mr. Schuster was asked a while ago to sign a preliminary agreement on the terms that had been clarified in detail and fully agreed. However, on his own initiative and without any prior notice he demanded to change them.“These new requirements suddenly asked by Mr. Schuster were not accepted by EPO and (President] Mr (Giorgos) Gkirtzikis has been authorized by the members of the Executive Committee to continue negotiations with other prospective coaches.”Local media said the dispute was over Schuster’s assistant, as he reportedly didn’t want to work with interim coach Kostas Tsanas, who coaches the under-21 side.Former national team coach Markarian and director of soccer Giorgos Karagounis were let go on Aug. 27.Markarian took over in February from Italian Claudio Ranieri who was sacked after Greece got off to a miserable start in Euro 2016 qualifying, including a humiliating home defeat by the Faroe Islands which then beat the Greeks again to put them at the bottom of the group and out of competition.last_img read more

David Warner steps down from IPL captaincy and loses LG deal

first_imgTopics Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Australian ball tampering Australia cricket team Share on Pinterest David Warner ‘I wish it was compact enough that I could put it in my suitcase and take it away.’ David Warner has stepped down as captain of Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad as the fallout of the ball-tamping scandal continues. It comes after one of Warner’s personal sponsors, LG, confirmed it would not be continuing its deal with the opener.“In light of recent events, David Warner has stepped down as captain,” Sunrisers chief executive K Shanmugam said of Warner, who led the side to their first IPL title in 2016. Share via Email Reuse this content “I love my OLED. It’s one of the things I look forward to when I come home,” Warner said in one advert. “I wish it was compact enough that I could put it in my suitcase and take it away.”Warner’s website states he is a brand ambassador of Gray-Nicolls, Asics, Channel Nine, Toyota and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.Sanitarium this week removed all material related to sacked Australian skipper Steve Smith from the website of its breakfast cereal Weet-Bix. The wholly owned subsidiary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church said it was awaiting the results of the investigation by Cricket Australia.Warner, along with Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, will reportedly return to Australia on Thursday in the aftermath of the ball tampering scandal. Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Twitter Australia sport Cricket Read more Electronics company LG on Wednesday said its current deal with the opening batsman was in its final weeks. “In light of recent events, we have decided not to renew our partnership,” a spokeswoman said. “LG Australia will always look to work with ambassadors that share our core brand values and we take these relationships incredibly seriously to ensure we put our customers, employees and stakeholders first.”Warner, who signed with the company in late 2014, was so effusive in his praise for the company’s OLED TVs in advertisements, the commercials were quickly parodied by fans. news Share on Twitter Australian cricket lurches into uncertain future as hounds bark for Lehmann Share on LinkedIn Facebook Share on WhatsApp Pinterest Support The Guardianlast_img read more

a month agoRoberto Carlos says PSG star Neymar should join Real Madrid

first_imgRoberto Carlos says PSG star Neymar should join Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid great Roberto Carlos says PSG star Neymar should join his old club.Neymar was linked with both Los Blancos and Barcelona this summer, but remained at the Parc des Princes.”Any player would want to wear the Madrid shirt,” the ex-Madrid and Brazil star said.”But the Neymar story is over. He’s happy in Paris and he’ll be the best in the world soon.”Roberto Carlos already sees Neymar being among the world’s elite.”[Lionel] Messi, Cristiano [Ronaldo], Neymar and [Kylian] Mbappe are undoubtedly the best four in the world.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

‘I wanted to keep it interesting’ – Morgan on tea-drinking celebration

first_imgU.S. striker Alex Morgan was coy when asked about her tea-drinking celebration against England, simply saying that she “wanted to keep it interesting.”The American forward scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over England in the World Cup semifinal, nodding home Lindsey Horan’s cross in the 31st minute.After scoring, Morgan celebrated by pretending to drink a cup of tea, which was branded as “disrespectful” by some observers. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Morgan indicated that the celebration was inspired by one of her teammates, who herself produced an instantly iconic celebration in the quarterfinal against France by lofting her arms skyward after scoring both of her goals. “I wanted to keep it interesting,” Morgan said after the game. “I know Megan Rapinoe has the best celebrations so I had to try to step up this game.”Morgan did step up on Tuesday in Lyon, scoring her sixth goal of the tournament to draw level with England’s Ellen White in the race for the Golden Boot.Her goal put the U.S. in the final of a tournament where they have been followed by controversy.From the outcry over their celebrations against Thailand to Rapinoe’s feud with Donald Trump to Phil Neville’s protestations against U.S. staff scouting out England’s team hotel, there has always been a non-soccer story surrounding the USWNT in France.Morgan suggested that her celebration may have been inspired by those persistent discussions, saying her team is staying cool among all the hysteria.“We have a lot of noise around this team and it doesn’t affect this team, and so I think we’re just drinking the tea,” Morgan said.Morgan Tea England USWNTThe American striker indicated that Rapinoe may have played a part in planning the celebration, a charge that Rapinoe didn’t exactly deny. “I’m always in the mix on things but we can’t give away all the trade secrets,” Rapinoe said with a smile. The U.S. will take on either Sweden or the Netherlands in the final on Sunday as they look to make it back to back World Cup titles. Having gone through a gauntlet of France and England in the semifinal, Morgan says her team is now stronger for having come out the other side.“This team has had so much thrown at us and I feel like we didn’t take the easy route to the final this tournament,” Morgan said. “And that’s the tea.”last_img read more

Star Caste

first_img Suhani Singh New Delhi June 7, 2019 ISSUE DATE: June 17, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 16:54 IST Article 15, the Anubhav Sinhadirected film is based on the 2014Badaun gang rape case.Andhadhun and Badhai Ho (2018) had already earned Ayushmann Khurrana his spurs in Bollywood. In Article 15 (June 28), the first of his four releases in 2019, he plays a police officer for the first time. But his khaki avatar is nothing like Rohit Shetty’s machismo-high Singham.In the Anubhav Sinha-directed investigative social drama inspired by the 2014 Badaun gang rape case, Khurrana plays Ayan, a higher-caste officer who, while solving the murder case of two girls from marginalised communities, unearths the messy caste politics in the Uttar Pradesh village.”It’s always the subject that attracts me,” says Khurrana. “It’s a realistic cop role, not a film laced with slow-motion shots.”The title of the film draws from Article 15 of the Constitution, which prohibits the state from discriminating against any citizen on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.”I feel very strongly about the issue,” says Khurrana. He has already watched the hard-hitting documentary, India Untouched, on the Brahmin-Dalit power imbalance, and is reading Omprakash Valmiki’s Joothan, in which the author documents his life as a Dalit who grew up on leftovers discarded in garbage.Caste is the elephant in the room that Bollywood rarely acknowledges in commercial film led by a star; Marathi cinema has given us Sairat and Tamil cinema Kabali. Article 15 should change that. It will also help Khurrana shed the man-child hero image he has been typecast into.Sinha had offered him a rom-com to begin with, but the actor was keen on an issue-based drama akin to Sinha’s previous film, Mulk. It was then that Sinha suggested the film.advertisement”It’s my first serious, hard hitting film,” says Khurrana. He drew inspiration from IPS officer Manoj Malviya in Delhi whom he has known for five years. “I have imbibed his mannerisms and look,” says the actor, who sports a moustache in the film.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 Tags :Follow Ayushmann KhurranaFollow Article 15Follow Anubhav Sinha Star CasteIn the Anubhav Sinha-directed investigative social drama inspired by the 2014 Badaun gang rape case, Khurrana plays Ayan, a higher-caste officer.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Budget Highlights for the Fiscal Year 2013–14

first_img continue to help Nova Scotians with the rising cost of home energy through the Heating Assistance Rebate Program, $12.4 million, and Your Energy Rebate, $104 million increase the maximum property tax rebate by $200, bringing the total up to $800. About 15,000 seniors qualify for the rebate. Of those, 4,000 will benefit from the increase to help them stay in their homes exempt more of the province’s low-income seniors from paying provincial income tax, and return a greater portion of income tax to more seniors. In the last four years, many low-income seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement benefited from not having to pay provincial income tax. This put an average of $450 back into the hands of 17,000 seniors who needed it most. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, that number will increase to 25,000. An additional 4,000 seniors will also have a portion of their income tax returned to them through a new provincial $1,000 non-refundable Age Amount tax credit. In total, 29,000 seniors will receive more income tax relief invest more in the Graduate Retention Rebate Program for new graduates, $6 million increase the personal allowance rates for income assistance beneficiaries by $17 per month, bringing the total increase over four years to $47 each month, a 22 per cent increase provide more Nova Scotians with safe, affordable housing options through the province’s first housing strategy PROVIDING BETTER CARE SOONER The province’s Better Care Sooner plan is working. Budget 2013-14 makes new investments to keep emergency rooms open, to better meet patients’ needs and to improve children’s health. Budget 2013-14 will: NOTE: A social media release is available at http://novascotia.ca/news/smr/2013-04-04-Budget-2013/ . High-res, downloadable photos, video and audio clips will be added after the event. For the complete budget address and other budget documents, visit www.novascotia.ca . MAKING LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR NOVA SCOTIANS The province is committed to making life more affordable for families. Budget 2013-14 puts more money back into the hands of families, seniors, low-income Nova Scotians and students. Budget 2013-14 will: BACK TO BALANCE Nova Scotia’s fiscal plan is working. Spending restraint is the cornerstone of Back to Balance, even in light of better-than-expected revenues. Everyone shared in the challenge of getting Nova Scotia back to balance. Our fiscal discipline will allow the province to reduce the HST by one percentage point in 2014 and by another in 2015. Getting back to balance, and staying there, is critical to ensuring the services Nova Scotia’s families rely on are there when they need them, now and for generations to come. The province has: introduce single-window, streamlined access to current small-business programs, ensuring business owners can easily find and connect with the help they need to grow, hire and succeed reduce the rate of corporate income tax for small businesses to three per cent as of Jan. 1, 2014. Over four years, that is a drop of two percentage points in income tax and almost $78 million in savings for small business that can be reinvested to compete, grow and hire. The small business limit threshold will also be lowered to $350,000. The combined impact of these reductions mean that 93 per cent of small businesses will save $26 million in 2013–14, and more than $33 million per year when the changes are fully implemented. maintain a suite of innovation and learning programs to support small businesses that want to train employees, develop new products and improve productivity, $13.9 million help fund new equipment, clean technology, software and hardware for businesses, $14.5 million provide ongoing support for apprentices through in-class and online training opportunities, $4.5 million build and maintain roads and structures, $248.4 million open collaborative emergency centres in more Nova Scotian communities this year fund insulin pumps and supplies for youth to 19 and supplies for insulin pumps for people younger than 25, $5.3 million expand dental coverage for children by four years: starting in 2013–14, children 13 or younger will be able to receive universal dental coverage for check-ups and treatments, $2.1 million expand newborn screening to include cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and eight additional conditions, $1.3 million partner with other provinces across Canada to reduce the price of six common generic drugs used by many Nova Scotians fund Nova Scotia’s first mental health and addictions strategy, Together We Can, $2.5 million FOCUS ON WOMEN Budget 2013-14 makes strategic investments in areas that benefit women’s health, protect the most vulnerable women in society, and continue to support the creation of good jobs throughout Nova Scotia. Budget 2013-14 will: PUTTING KIDS AND LEARNING FIRST Nova Scotia has a plan to help every student succeed. Together with teachers, parents, school boards, communities and children, the province’s Kids and Learning First plan is preparing our young people for success through a greater focus on the early years, the basics and safer, better schools. Budget 2013-14 will: establish children’s centres to make it easier for families to access support services for young children and help them make a successful transition to elementary school, $1.2 million continue to cap class sizes for grades primary to three at 25 students, ensuring that average class sizes remain the smallest in a generation enable school boards to hire 25 new program support staff, psychologists, and speech–language pathologists to help children with special needs, and provide funding for 15 teachers’ assistants, $3.7 million help students succeed in math by giving them more time to focus on fewer topics, in more depth, through curriculum improvements in grades primary to three, and double the time Grade 10 students learn math, $3 million support students in small and rural communities by tripling the number of students who can participate in courses through online virtual classrooms, $252,000 increase and stabilize funding for transition houses and women’s centres target groups under-represented in the workforce, as part of the province’s ongoing workforce strategy continue support for Techsploration, an innovative program designed to introduce girls to career development opportunities in science, trades and technical and technology-related fields, $75,000 support Cybersafe Girl to keep girls safe online, $20,000 continue to support the domestic violence court, work on the province’s domestic violence plan and develop a sexual violence framework analyzed government and school board procurement to find savings, better prices and improved contracts for products and services, saving the province $14.8 million in 2013–2014 alone held salary increases below previous levels, generating nearly $200 million in annual savings for taxpayers ended March Madness and end-of-year spending reduced the size of the civil service by more than 600 reined in growing health-care spending; efforts such as merging district health authorities and IWK administrative services have held DHA budget increases, on average, to only 1.6 per cent a year since 2009–10 increased per-student funding to $10,762, the highest amount in a generation, and worked with school boards to reduce administrative costs Budget 2013-14 is balanced. This year, the government will continue to make strategic investments to create good jobs, grow the economy, and help make life better for families. Budget 2013-14 includes $9.5 billion in revenues, $9.5 billion in total spending, and a bottom-line surplus of $16.4 million. With the province’s finances now back to balance, Nova Scotia is poised to take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead. CREATING GOOD JOBS AND GROWING THE ECONOMY Nova Scotia is beginning to turn the corner toward greater prosperity and game-changing opportunities. jobsHere is helping hundreds of small businesses get started, expand into new markets, make productivity upgrades and train employees now and for the future. Budget 2013-14 will:last_img read more

Bell Media names Randy Lennox president after Mary Ann Turcke leaves

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Bell Media has named Randy Lennox as its president following the departure of Mary Ann Turcke for a new opportunity with the NFL.Lennox, a former executive at Universal Music Canada, joined the media giant in August 2015 as president of entertainment production and broadcasting.Turcke was appointed Bell Media president in April 2015, replacing Kevin Crull, who left the post after demanding CTV journalists limit airtime given to an announcement by CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais. Facebook Advertisement She had been with Bell Media and Bell Canada over the last 12 years.Turcke joins the NFL as president of its Digital Media and NFL Network, based in Los Angeles. Twitterlast_img read more

Atleo excited about Saganashs courageous NDP leadership bid

first_img(PHOTO: NDP leadership candidate Romeo Saganash)APTN National NewsOTTAWA–Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo says he is “excited” about NDP MP Romeo Saganash’s bid to become the next leader of the NDP and potentially “the prime minister of the country.”Atleo said he met Saganash, a well-known Cree leader in Quebec, for the first time this week on Parliament Hill during a planned visit by the AFN leader and chiefs to push their issues with parliamentarians.“For me personally, (Saganash’s leadership run) is about allowing ourselves to realize our human potential…that is a powerfully positive message,” said Atleo. “It says to Indigenous people, if we put our minds and our hearts to it, we can accomplish anything we choose.”Saganash is running to replace former NDP leader Jack Layton who died from cancer in late August.Saganash is up against party president Brian Topp and B.C. NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who announced his intention to run on Friday.Ottawa NDP MP Paul Dewar is expected to announce his intention to also seek the party’s leadership on Sunday.A little-known Nova Scotia NDP member named Martin Singh is also reportedly planning to announce a bid the same day.Atleo said he viewed Saganash’s bid as courageous.“It brings with it so much discussion and debate, the debate and discussion of Indigenous people’s participation in the mainstream process,” said Atleo.last_img read more

Morocco Is a Major Force in The MENA Region

By Mohamed LakdaliFez – Morocco has become “a major force” in the MENA region, thanks to a series of fundamental reforms made under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, according to an article published on the Report. In an article entitled “The New African Ambition of Morocco,” published in collaboration with the International New York Times, the newspaper reported that the progress made at both the institutional and community levels has helped to consolidate the pillars of stability that characterize Morocco, and that effective economic reforms have contributed to improving the daily lives of citizens and strengthening the position of the Kingdom internationally. The report highlighted Morocco’s textiles, aviation, agriculture and infrastructure sectors, and the Kingdom’s recently launched structural projects, such as the Tangier-Med port which will create more than 30,000 jobs, and improvements to the country’s highways.Morocco’s hi-speed train project (the TJV) that links Tangier and Casablanca, is the first one in Africa, and is expected to be ready by 2018. Ouarzazate is the home of a huge solar power project, phase II of which began operating in November, and will be completed by 2020.As a result of Morocco’s “ongoing economic transformation,” according to the report, Morocco is “about to start a new phase of development that will lead to a great African economic expansion achievement.”King Mohammed VI’s recent visits to many sub-Saharan Africa countries reflect the “success strategy” used at the Moroccan diplomatic and economic levels, and reflect the growing influence of Morocco on the African continent.“[T]he development of this South-South cooperation strengthens the role of the Kingdom of Morocco more than ever, as a major actor geo-politically within the continent and on the international economic front,” reported the paper. read more

UN envoy in TimorLeste stresses the need to resolve differences at the

In his first major speech as Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Finn Reske-Nielsen also reaffirmed the commitment of the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) to promoting justice in the tiny South East Asian nation as well as to next year’s planned parliamentary and presidential elections.“The key focus of the Mission is to assist this country in returning to stability and promoting justice and peace. It is therefore part of the core mandate of the Mission to help facilitate the dialogue amongst the leaders that will lead to national reconciliation,” he told a press conference in the capital Dili.“This is not going to be an easy task, but we have a number of tools available to us to help us with this. The Good Office’s role of the United Nations will be critical to our success in the coming months… Fundamentally we have to convey to the people of this country that conflict and other differences need to be fought at the ballot box and nowhere else.”Mr. Reske-Nielsen said that once up to full strength the Mission will be made up of over 3,000 staff including civilian and uniform personnel. He also emphasized the important role of UN police in rehabilitating the local force, which disintegrated following the violence in April and May that involved factional fighting with the military and led to the deaths of at least 37 people and forced around 155,000 to flee their homes.UNMIT is also committed, in cooperation with other partners, to strengthening the integrity of the legal system, he said, adding that the report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into this year’s violence –– expected to be presented sometime this month –– will be “a very important step in the direction of ensuring that there is justice for all.” Mr. Reske-Nielsen took up his post as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General at the beginning of last month but is currently the Acting Special Representative following the departure of Sukehiro Hasegawa at the end of September. read more

CDE launches Combo™ all in one wet processing plant at Bauma

first_imgCDE has launched the Combo™ in a move set to revolutionise the wet processing industry. The patented Combo™ – the world’s first all-in-one wet processing plant – was unveiled at Bauma in Munich. CDE which has a long history of ground-breaking innovation and holds more patents than anyone else in the sector brought the pioneering M2500 to the market almost a decade ago. The Combo™ encompasses five processes – feeding, sizing, sand washing, stockpiling and complete integrated water management which is a first for the industry and an important innovation to address a challenge faced by all customers of wet processing systems.Sean Kerr, Chief Operating Officer, CDE said: “The Combo™ is no ordinary machine but rather a technological response to the challenges faced by materials producers. It has been designed with a focus on transferring greater reliability and efficiency benefits to customers. Offering a turnkey solution that delivers unrivalled control of in-spec washed products from a wide range of feed materials the Combo™  can be used in the construction, C&D waste recycling, industrial sands, mining and environmental sectors.”In brief, the Combo™ creates enhanced reliability and efficiency offering rapid onsite set-up, reduced start-up costs, the ability to process a wide range of feed materials (both natural sand and crushed rock), lower power consumption, a smaller footprint and unrivalled accessibility for maintenance.Pre-tested and pre-wired before dispatch, the Combo™ arrives on-site in a single unit ready to plug and play either as a standalone plant or as part of a larger turnkey solution. The plant is built for rapid assembly and set up and can start processing material within days of arrival onsite. Also, as it sits on its own chassis, the Combo™ requires minimal civils and pipework so operators can now easily relocate their plant across sites or to remote locations. Its smaller footprint also makes it ideal for tight quarries in urban settings.With all essential processes being housed onto one chassis, the Combo™ system operates as one interconnected and pre-assembled unit which incorporates an integrated control panel with one single point of operation. Significantly, the Combo™ wet processing system can produce up to two in-spec products from natural sand or crushed rock turning what is often considered a waste by-product into a product that adds value to the business.In addition, the new technology allows customers almost total independence of water supply with up to 90% of process water recycled for immediate re-use in the system – ideal for jurisdictions with limited resources or those with existing environmental or impending environmental legislation. A customer-focused solution, the Combo™ has been designed for single-operator use and unrivalled ease-of-access for routine maintenance with its patented swivel access to the pump leading to maximum production and prolonged life.Lower power consumption compared to existing technology available on the market means customers can process a higher volume of materials with reduced operating costs generating exceptional return on investment.Kevin Vallelly, Director of Engineering at CDE, said: “At CDE we are unlocking a New World of Resource and driving alternatives for sand production. Global demand for construction sand is more than 15 billion tonnes per year. Sand accounts for 35% of concrete which is used in the building construction industry. Large parts of the world face increasing demand for infrastructure and civil projects in the face of diminishing natural resources.”He adds: “Our sustainable technology producing washed and graded manufactured sand is helping supplement natural sand which is a finite resource and increasing in cost. By utilising normally low-value crusher fines for sand production we can extend the life of natural resources and add huge commercial value to our customers’ enterprises. The Combo™ requires a small supply of fresh water compared with traditional systems which typically consume 10-15 times more water allowing its deployment in quarries and urban areas not previously known for sand production. In addition, sand can be produced closer to where concrete is required resulting in significant cost savings in the transport of aggregates. The Combo™ is industry leading technology designed to unlock a New World of Resource essential to protect our environment and build the world of the future.”last_img read more

Alvaro Ferrer joins TSV Hannover Burgdorf

Experienced Spanish back player Alvaro Ferrer (32) has joined German team TSV Hannover Burgdorf until the rest of the season. He is coming as replacement for Slovenian youngstar Borut Mackovsek who left the German team after only six months of three years contract and joined HC Dinamo Minsk, about which HP reported first yesterday.Ferrer has spent the first part of the season in F.C Porto. He also played in BM Atletico Madrid, BM Ademar Leon and BM Granollers in his career…PHOTO: TSV HANNOVER BURGDORF Alvaro Ferrerhandballhandball transfershannover burgdorf ← Previous Story Qatar and Bahrain for the Asian throne! Next Story → Oli Roggisch to end career and become DHB Team-manager read more

Bien quen progrès lOvi Store reste loin de lApp Store

first_imgBien qu’en progrès, l’Ovi Store reste loin de l’App StoreLa plateforme de téléchargement d’applications de Nokia connaît un succès croissant. Néanmoins, pas de quoi faire trembler les leaders de ce marché, Apple et Google.L’Ovi Store, la plateforme de téléchargement d’applications pour les terminaux mobiles de la marque Nokia, a réalisé de beaux chiffres cette année. Le nombre d’applications téléchargées a été multiplié par huit en un an pour atteindre la barre des 5 millions par jour, la boutique en comptant désormais environ 40.000 avec 1.000 nouveautés ajoutées chaque semaine, relaye Boursier.com.L’Ovi Store reste néanmoins loin derrière l’App Store d’Apple, qui compte environ 300.000 applications et quelque 18 millions de téléchargements par jour, et l’Android Market de Google. “Compte tenu du nombre de téléchargements croissant réalisés via l’Ovi Store, les développeurs ont la capacité de toucher les consommateurs à travers le monde et de capitaliser sur les quelque 150 millions d’appareils Symbian que nous prévoyons d’expédier dans les prochaines années”, a néanmoins espéré Tero Ojanpera, le vice-président exécutif de Services et expérience pour les développeurs de Nokia. Le 14 avril 2011 à 18:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

A fantastic experience – Ranieri in an emotional encounter with former

first_imgFulham manager Claudio Ranieri has expressed his emotions after facing former club Leicester City last night in a league encounter.Claudio Ranieri who acknowledged Fulham’s fixture against his former club Leicester City was an emotional occasion said he had to concentrate on the game after a few minutes.Ranieri is great at the King Power Stadium, having guided Leicester to their remarkable Premier League title in 2015/16 season, before being sacked midway through the following season due to a poor run of form.The Italian went up against his former employers for the first time at Craven Cottage on Wednesday, with James Maddison’s late goal securing a share of the spoils for the Foxes following Aboubakar Kamara’s opener.With a win, a defeat and a draw from his opening three fixtures as Fulham boss, Ranieri claimed neither side did enough to clinch victory, and agreed the occasion was a memorable one.“It was a very emotional match for me,” he told a news conference obtained by FourFourTwo.“Both Fulham and Leicester fans sang my name in the beginning and end of the match.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“The experience was fantastic from the beginning.”“The emotion was just at the beginning. When the game started, I just concentrated on my team – it’s normal.”“I think the draw was right, because they created one great chance at the beginning and Sergio Rico made a fantastic save.”“In the second half we started much better, we had chances to score. Suddenly, they made a good combination and drew the match.”“One point is much better than nothing. Well done to both teams.”The draw leaves Fulham at the bottom of the Premier League table with nine points while Leicester are ninth with twenty-two points.last_img read more