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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd ‘Insulting’ question led to planning of PoK surgical strikes: Parrikar

first_imgFormer Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said an “insulting” question by a television anchor to Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore after the 2015 anti-insurgency operation along the Myanmar border prompted him to plan last year’s ‘surgical strikes’ in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).Speaking before a gathering of industrialists in Panaji on Saturday, the Goa Chief Minister said, “The surgical strikes against militants in PoK was planned 15 months in advance.”On June 4, 2015, northeastern militant group NSCN-K ambushed an Indian Army convoy in Chandel district of Manipur and killed 18 jawans.Mr. Parrikar said when he was informed about the incident, “I felt insulted….A small terrorist organisation of 200 people killing 18 Dogra soldiers was an insult to the Indian Army and we sat in the afternoon and sat in the evening and worked out the [plan of] first surgical strike, which was conducted on 8th June morning in which about 70-80 terrorists were killed [along the India-Myanmar border].”“It was a very successful strike,” he said, adding that on the Army’s side, the only instance of an injury was a leech attaching itself to a soldier’s leg.Contrary to some reports, no helicopters were used. “I had placed helicopters [on stand by] only in case of emergency evacuation,” he said.“But one question [from media] hurt me. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, an ex-Armyman, was on TV and he was explaining about all kinds of search operations. An anchor asked him ‘would you have the courage and capability of doing the same on the western front’,” Mr. Parrikar recalled.“I listened very intensely but decided to answer when the time came. The starting of September 29 [2016] surgical strike on the western border was 9th of June, 2015….We planned 15 months in advance. Additional troops were trained. Equipment was procured on priority basis,” he said.The Swathi Weapon Locating Radar, developed by the DRDO, was used first in September 2016 to locate “firing units” of the Pakistani Army, though the system was inducted officially three months later, Mr. Parrikar said.Thanks to this radar, 40 firing units of the Pakistani Army were destroyed, he added.last_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd ‘Inclusion is a mindset’

first_imgNayana Udupi was born as a boy in an orthodox family in Mangaluru. But she became an outlaw when she adopted the female sex and ran away from home to build a life on her own. “It took me 15 years to find a job. I have done my share of begging and commercial sex work and I’m not ashamed about it, since I had no other options,” she said. “It’s time we moved on from the learnings of Ramayana and Mahabharata. It’s time you stopped seeking our blessings and started giving us work.”Ms. Udupi was speaking at a panel discussion on inclusion in the corporate world, organised by the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Products of India last week.Neelam Jain, founder of PeriFerry, a social enterprise that creates sustainable and dignified livelihoods for the transgender community in India, helped Ms. Udupi in her placement at ThoughtWorks India, a global technology company. The idea, she said, started with a social impact fund that she received in her corporate job. She wanted to do something for the transgender community, and believes that if you make sure they are growing, the company is growing.“In my journey, I met some brilliant people from the community, much different from how we see them on the roads. I saw a lot of potential and value that the entire industry is missing out on,” said Ms. Jain. When the members of the transgender community get placed in companies, their families start accepting them too.Parmesh Shahani, head, Godrej Cultural Lab India, said at Godrej, LGBTQ+ inclusion is a part of the daily conversation. “For so many companies, LGBTQ+ inclusion is a box that you tick because your global parent wants you to.”The LGBT+ market in India, he said, is worth $200 billion. In 2016, the cost of exclusion due to homophobia was $32 billion. “A 200 billion market opportunity or the 32 billion cost of not acting on it, whichever way you look at it, it only makes sense to include the community. So, when you are being inclusive, you are not doing anyone a favour. You are only doing a favour to yourselves,” he said.Meenakshi Priyam, chief human resources lead, GSK India and representative of OPPI’s HR Committee, drew parallels with the sense of minority that everyone goes through in their career, “maybe because they are a native Hindi speaker in a big metro, or because of age, or because of being in a leadership team.”Anyone who has been in that space understands the value of inclusion, Ms. Priyam said. “There has to be an ownership and intent to enable inclusion. Inclusion is not celebrations of events that you forget the next day, but it is a mindset. There must be activities to show visible allies.”last_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Change in mindset helps Milena Alessandrini lead UST over UP

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “The team, my teammates, the coaches, they all helped me move on and forget the past.”Alessandrini scored just 10 points against the Lady Eagles against a defense that stifled her every turn, but against the Lady Maroons the reigning Rookie of the Year had a feast.“I threw out my emotions, started training, and thinking positive because in the past I always think negatively,” said Alessandrini. “I told myself ‘let’s go Lena, you can do it.’”With UST holding a 23-19 lead, Alessandrini took it upon herself to ultimately bury UP.She first put UST at the 24-19 match point with an off-the-block kill that also forced UP to get into a team error, then she finished things off with a block on Diana Carlos to give the Golden Tigresses a 2-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants George Pascua rues FEU’s lack of killer instinct in meltdown vs Ateneo MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas’ Milena Alessandrini had herself a complete turnaround, not just on the stat sheets but also in her overall character.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Alessandrini put on an inspired performance with 22 points to lead the Golden Tigresses past University of the Philippines, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.Season 80’s top rookie, however, was a gloomy camper in the Golden Tigresses’ previous game against Ateneo when they lost in four sets, 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAlessandrini admitted that she wasn’t happy following the loss but she learned from her mistakes and took on a much different approach against the Lady Maroons.“I’m happy with this result, and I really struggled in my body motion in the past games,” said Alessandrini Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes record 11th 50-point scorer of season

first_imgFILE – Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after making a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won, 131-114. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)MILWAUKEE — This is now the season of the 50-point scorer in the NBA.There have been 11 players to score at least 50 in a game this season, the most of any season in league history. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 52-point effort in Milwaukee’s loss to Philadelphia on Sunday was the record-breaker, after 10 different players scored 50 in each of the last two seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments PBA D-League: Letran recovers, routs McDavid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The other 50-point scorers this season: LaMarcus Aldridge, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, James Harden, LeBron James, Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose, Klay Thompson and Kemba Walker. Harden has done it six times, the others once apiece.The 11 players have combined for 16 games of 50 or more points this season. That’s the NBA’s most since 2006-07, when there were 18 — 10 by Kobe Bryant alone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventlast_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd SPORT-MCA-BCCI 2 (SPB2)

first_img“Our experience of dealing with government and local “Our experience of dealing with government and local authorities are totally different when it comes to match preparations and cannot be left to professional employee managers, when the compliances are time bound and are addressed by the authorities invariably at the last critical moments even if state Associations initiate the process much in advance,” Shetty stated in the letter. “These arguments seem to have never (been) made before the Honble Supreme Court. Under the circumstances, I personally feel that State Association(s) including MCA should present (these) before the Justice Lodha committee and seek advice as directed by the Honble Supreme Court,” the MCA joint secretary said. “The committee appears to have received complaints of defalcations and siphoning of funds, opaqueness in administration, blatant favouritism and political interference in almost all Associations, varying only in degree from place to place,” Shetty said in his letter. “Let us assure you that, we are not aware that any such complaint of defalcation and siphoning of funds, opaqueness in administration, blatant favouritism, provide accessibility and transparency, prevent conflict of interest situations political interference in as enumerated above is pending against our Association,” Shetty has pointed out. Shetty noted that MCA was the first association which, in the past, had taken action against persons “for financial mismanagement” by debarring them and filing legal cases against erring members. “We are also first in India responsible for passing a rule for not allowing member of the Association to take part in management, on the basis of conflict of interest,” Shetty said. Pointing out Mumbais proud record in Ranji Trophy, Shetty stated, “Ours is the Association who has distinction of becoming national champions for 42 times out of 80 years, which is a world record, which also proves that there is no blatant favouritism or any political or other interference. (More) PTI SSR NRB SSC SSC SSBadvertisementlast_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Anushka Sharma keeps me motivated, I dedicate my innings to her: Virat Kohli

first_imgVirat Kohli was named man-of-the-match for his spectacular 97 and 103 in India’s historic Test triumph over England. After dedicating the victory to Kerala flood victims, Kohli also had a special word for wife Anushka Sharma.Anushka, one of India’s leading movie stars, was present at Edgbaston when Kohli scored his first ever Test hundred in England. She was also in the stands at Trent Bridge when Kohli scored his second hundred in England – a fine 103 in tough conditions. Kohli said Anushka was his biggest motivator who kept pushing him to do better.Kohli and Anushka got married in a secret ceremony in Tuscany in December last year.On Monday, when Kohli got to his 23rd Test hundred, he and Anushka exchanged kisses. Their affection made headlines all across the cricket world. In the past, Anushka has often been trolled everytime Kohli failed. He had to tweet and slam those trolls who targetted Anushka for his failures as a cricketer.However, this was a sweet moment for the power couple. An Indian Test win in England and Kohli leading from the front.READ – India complete historic Test triumph in England: Recapping all seven victories”I want to dedicate my innings especially to my wife. She’s motivated me a lot, kept pushing me. She’s the only one who keeps me positive out there.”She has copped a lot in the past but she deserves the credit for this one,” Kohli said.Kohli also became the second most successful Indian Test captain after Sourav Ganguly. Overall, this series has been a different story from the 2014 series where Kohli managed only 134 runs from 10 innings.advertisementREAD – Virat Kohli breaks Sourav Ganguly’s record as Test captainIn six innings so far this year, Kohli has scored 440 runs including twohundreds and two half-centuries. Kohli, who since the tour of England in 2014, has been the most dominating batsman across formats in international cricket, said he did not really think of that nightmarish tour and instead said he was pleased with the way India performed in all three departments in the game.India were severely criticised for their poor performance at Edgbaston where they failed to chase down 194. At Lord’s, the Indians were completely outplayed in conditions loaded heavily in favour of England.READ – Virat Kohli breaks Sourav Ganguly’s record as Test captainThen there were concerns over the attitude of the Indian team who did not practice enough enough before the Test series.After the victory on Wednesday, Kohli said he was happy his batsmen did everything they had discussed at team meetings leading up to the third Test.”It has been a very pleasing performance in all three departments. It was a a complete Test match for us. We only spoke about the fact that we were only outplayed in one Test out of the five we had played since South Africa, and that was at Lord’s.”We spoke about stepping up as batsmen, and that’s what we did, and we set it up for the bowlers. The bowling group was eager to take those 20 wickets again – the question was what we could do as batsmen to give them that cushion. When both skills come together with slip catching, we win Test matches.READ – Virat Kohli dedicates historic Test triumph to Kerala flood victims”Everything came together for us. It was very crucial how Rahane played, having lost Puji (Cheteshwar Pujara) just before lunch.”Kohli also reserved speical praise for his pacers. Hardik Pandya took a five-wicket haul in the first innings while Jasprit Bumrah, returning to the Test team after an injury lay-off, took his second five-wicket haul in the second innings to set up India’s victory.”The most pleasing thing for me to see was that the four fastest bowlers in the series have all been Indians. We’ve worked on our fitness, on our mindset, cutting down on loose deliveries. They’re getting better and better the more Test cricket they’ve played. It’s a delight to watch when they’re running in,” Kohli said.last_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Housing Agency of Jamaica Provides 2,086 Solutions

first_imgIn fulfilling its mandate, the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) completed 2,086 housing solutions in fiscal year 2012/13.This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio (Housing), in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, during his contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on May 21.Among the housing solutions completed were: the Hills of Boscobel in St. Mary (196 solutions); Belle Air, Phases 1 and 2 in St. Ann (860 solutions); Mount Edgecombe, Phase 4, in St. Ann (325 solutions); and the Hague Relocation in Trelawny (180 solutions).“Completion of the projects at Belle Air brings to closure that Operation PRIDE project that had remained incomplete for years in St. Ann,” Dr. Guy said.He informed that the project at Hague accommodated persons relocated from within the town of Falmouth, where the land was needed for facilities associated with the new cruise ship pier.“The project is managed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) with financing provided by the Petro Caribe Fund,” he added.The Housing Agency of Jamaica is the premier housing arm of the Ministry and has been integral in lifting the standard of living for many Jamaicans.The entity is charged with, among other things, providing reasonably priced housing solutions, and regularising and upgrading select informal settlements through social intervention and infrastructural development.Contact: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd MacGregor Gets EUR 37 Million Order for Electric Winches

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Cargotec, October 23, 2013 zoom Cargotec’s MacGregor has won an order worth approximately EUR 37 million for 45 electric winches from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, in South Korea. The order will be booked in the fourth quarter 2013 order intake and the equipment is scheduled for delivery between the second and fourth quarter of 2014.The winches will be installed on Hyundai Heavy Industries’ 10,000-tonne new heavy lift vessel, which will be one of the world’s largest heavy lift ships designed to support shipbuilding activities and offshore lifting operations in international waters.“This order is a breakthrough for MacGregor’s offshore winch business in the Korean offshore market and reaffirms MacGregor’s reputation as the leading provider of efficient and environmentally friendly solutions,” says Francis Wong, Offshore Segment’s Sales and Marketing Director at MacGregor. “Ship blocks and offshore structures are getting bigger and heavier, and in order to handle these safely and efficiently the worldwide demand for heavy lift vessels has increased.” Print  Closelast_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Englishtown Ferry Out of Service

first_imgVICTORIA COUNTY: Englishtown Ferry The Englishtown Ferry is out of service because of high winds and heavy seas. It is expected to be out of service for at least eight hours. Check 511 for updates. -30-last_img

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Tejashwi not leader of Grand Alliance but of RJD Manjhi

first_imgPatna: After the Congress, another ally of the RJD-led Grand Alliance, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday targeted Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav, saying the latter is the leader of RJD, not of the Grand Alliance. A week after the RJD-led opposition’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, Manjhi has made it clear here that, at this juncture, the leader of the Grand Alliance for the 2020 Bihar Assembly polls has not been not finalised. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist “Tejashwi is leader of RJD but he is not the leader of the Grand Alliance”, he said. Manjhi said the Grand Alliance allies, including, Congress, RJD, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), HAM and the Vikassheel Insan Party (VIP) would sit together to decide about the leader of the Grand Alliance. Referring to the Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) decision, taken at its poll debacle review meeting on Wednesday to name of Tejashwi Yadav as the Grand Alliance leader, Manjhi said such a decision could only be taken by the Grand Alliance, not the RJD. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The RJD has reacted strongly over Manjhi’s statement. Its senior leader Shivanand Tiwary said the party has elected Tejashwi Yadav as its leader and chief ministerial candidate for the Bihar Assembly polls next year. Changing Tejashwi Yadav’s is not possible for the RJD, he said, adding that the party will discuss the issue with Manjhi. The RJD failed to win even a single seat in Bihar in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections. A Congress legislator Shakeel Ahmad Khan on Wednesday questioned the leadership ability of Tejashwi Yadav and blamed the feud in jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s family for the RJD-led opposition’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar. “Tejashwi lacked experience to lead and manage politics. It was very much visible during the Lok Sabha elections. This badly affected the performance of the Grand Alliance,” said Khan, a Congress legislator from Kadwa and a former president of the JNU students union. Senior RJD leader and former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Tuesday blamed the feud between Lalu Prasad Yadav’s two sons for the party’s worst ever performance in the Lok Sabha battle. Singh, who was himself defeated in Vaishali, has advised both the sons to introspect. RJD legislator Maheshwar Yadav on Monday demanded that Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav should resign on moral grounds after the nGrand Alliance was routed by the NDA in the Lok Sabha polls.last_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Scheer off to London to talk trade ahead of generational change of

first_imgOTTAWA – Andrew Scheer is off to London to start laying the groundwork for his pledge to negotiate a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom should he become prime minister.The Conservative leader will use his four-day trip to begin “relationship building” with the U.K.’s Conservative government and promote the idea of a free trade deal between Canada and Britain.Canada has struck a free trade pact with the European Union but that deal will no longer apply to the U.K. once it completes the process of extricating itself from the EU.Scheer starts his trip to the U.K. on Tuesday, beginning with a meeting with Boris Johnson, secretary of state for foreign affairs.He’ll also meet with Sajid Javid, secretary of state for communities and local government; Liam Fox, secretary of state for international trade; and Guto Bebb, minister of defence procurement.He may also meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May, but that has not yet been confirmed.Scheer will also take part Friday in a roundtable with business leaders, hosted by the Canada-U.K. Chamber of Commerce.The trip comes just as U.S. President Donald Trump is flexing his protectionist muscles, promising to impose tariffs of 25 and 10 per cent on imports of steel and aluminum respectively and repeating his threat to rip up the North American Free Trade Agreement.Jake Enwright, a spokesman for Scheer, said pursuing free trade now with the U.K. makes sense, since it takes advantage of the “generational change” taking place in Britain as it exits the European Union, and because Canada needs to take concrete steps to reduce its heavy reliance on trade with the United States.“It’s important for us to show Canadians that we actually have a better plan to combat U.S. protectionist policies,” Enwright said.“It’s simply not enough really to criticize. We have to actually put some ideas on the table and this is one of them.”Scheer first announced his intention to pursue a Canada-U.K. free trade deal last month, in a speech to the Manning Conference.In that speech, he called for “bold” action to diversify Canada’s trade relationships.“I believe the first place we should look is to our cousins across the pond, who themselves are in a moment of generational change and new-found independence,” said Scheer.A spokesman for Canada’s international trade minister suggested that Scheer is misinformed about the state of the trading relationship between Canada and the U.K.Joe Pickerill, director of communications for Francois-Philippe Champagne, said his boss has spoken several times with British Secretary of State Liam Fox over the past 14 months to lay the groundwork for a bilateral deal.In the meantime, said Pickerill, “We have a deal, it’s called CETA,” referring to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union.Until the U.K. leaves the EU, that deal remains in force and there can be no formal negotiation on a new Canada-U.K. deal.“Perhaps the Leader of the Official Opposition needs a briefing,” said Pickerill.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had an incorrect spelling of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s first name.last_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Indigenous protesters in Washington declare Trans Mountain wont be built

first_imgCedar George-Parker at a rally in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy: Amanda Mason/GreenpeaceThe Canadian PressCedar George-Parker remembers the moment he decided to devote his life to defending Indigenous people and their traditional territories.It was the one-year anniversary of a shooting at his high school that killed four of his classmates in Marysville, Wash.“I dropped to my knees and I said, ‘I’m going to make a change in the world,’ ” he recalled.George-Parker is among the Indigenous protesters in Washington state promising to fight the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Activists call the project the Standing Rock of the north, comparing it to the fierce Standing Rock Sioux protests that stalled the Dakota Access Pipeline for months.The Trans Mountain expansion, recently bought by Canada for $4.5 billion, doesn’t only affect Canadian waters or land. The project will increase tanker traffic seven-fold in the Salish Sea, which borders British Columbia and Washington, and Kinder Morgan has noted the expansion potential of a connected 111-kilometre pipeline that runs from B.C.’s Fraser Valley to Washington refineries.Many Indigenous activists trace their roots to both sides of the border.George-Parker’s father is from North Vancouver’s Tsleil-Waututh Nation and his mother is from Washington’s Tulalip Tribes.He travels to B.C. often and in April disrupted a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver.“Our people never had borders,” he said. “We still try not to let borders separate us.”The 2014 shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School deeply affected George-Parker, now 21.He found it outrageous that governments subsidize big business while underfunding education and counselling for young people.Canada’s purchase of Trans Mountain is the latest example of wasted government money, he said.Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has criticized Trudeau’s government for buying the pipeline project, calling it a “major step backward” in the climate change fight.Even though Inslee opposes the expansion, some protesters in his state don’t feel supported.Police arrested Janene Hampton in January and charged her with criminal trespassing after she and several other Indigenous women camped on the state capitol lawn to protest resource projects including Trans Mountain.Hampton also camped at the Standing Rock protest for months. She joined the movement against pipelines to protect the water, said Hampton, a member of the Colville Okanagan Tribe, which has traditional territories spanning B.C.’s southern Interior to northeast Washington.“One of the big fights for us as Aboriginal people is the whales,” she said, adding they use sonar, and existing vessel noise has already disrupted their communication.Canada’s $1.5-billion oceans protection plan include $7.2 million to increase the use of technologies that monitor underwater noise. It has also announced other steps to support the recovery of the endangered southern resident killer whale population, which lives in B.C. and Washington waters.The Canadian government often touts its oceans protection plan as “world-leading,” but as recently as May 2017, officials in Washington raised questions about Canada’s preparedness for an oil spill.Washington required Kinder Morgan to conduct a worst-case scenario exercise. The company simulated a spill of 3,024 barrels of heavy synthetic crude oil in the Sumas River, which runs from B.C.’s Fraser Valley to Whatcom County, Wash.In a report following the exercise, state ecology department staff wrote that Kinder Morgan brought together a skilled spill management team including staff from U.S., Canadian, B.C. and Washington government agencies. But the report also said non-floating oil tactics planned on the Washington side were not planned on the B.C. side, and Canada did not discuss the type of equipment it would use to clean up a major spill.The exercise was conducted to meet U.S. regulatory requirements and was not focused on the Canadian response, said James Stevenson, a spokesman for the National Energy Board. A joint U.S.-Canadian plan to respond to cross-border spills exists but was not activated during the May 2017 exercise, he said.Canada’s purchase of the project includes the Puget Sound pipeline, a 111-kilometre line that diverts from the existing Trans Mountain pipeline in B.C. and carries oil to four Washington refineries.Environmental groups now fear an expansion to the Puget Sound line, citing 2017 financial disclosure documents in which Kinder Morgan touted the potential for increasing capacity.“That is definitely a big concern,” said Rebecca Ponzio, campaign director for Stand Up to Oil, a coalition of U.S. groups that oppose new oil terminals and coastal exports.Canada’s Department of Finance did not directly answer a question about whether it would consider expanding the Washington line, but it said it planned to follow Kinder Morgan’s 2018 construction schedule for the expansion of the pipeline in B.C. and Alberta.Trans Mountain, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, said market conditions dictate how much crude oil is transported through the Puget Sound pipeline. While the line could be expanded, the company expects the majority of the expansion capacity from the Trans Mountain project will be for export from a marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C.But protesters won’t allow construction on the expansion to proceed without a fight.“That pipeline will never go through,” said Paul Wagner, a member of the Saanich First Nation who lives in Redmond, Wash., and goes by the traditional name Cheoketen.“The people are rising up.”news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd A Decree Prohibiting Gender Mix in Beauty Salons in Fez Officially

Casablanca – Morocco’s Interior Ministry issued a decree on Sunday overruling a previous one from the Mayor of Fez, Idriss Azami, which prohibited gender mix in beauty salons. The decision to overrule the mayor’s edict came in a decree issued on February 12. It followed a memo issued by Said Zniber, the Ouali of the city of Fez, to Idriss Azami on February 2, confirming that the state would oppose his decree.In Zniber’s memo, the Ministry of Interior “would oppose the collective decision, taken by the council of Fez, for standing against the provisions of the Constitutive Law of the Constituencies No. 113.14, in particular Article 100 thereof, which refers to the practice of President of the Council of the powers of the administrative police in the fields of protection of health, hygiene, and public tranquility, and traffic safety, by taking regulatory decisions, without discrimination between the genders.” read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd UN envoy deeply disturbed at killing of Palestinian civilians by Israeli military

Terje Roed-Larsen, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, urged the Israeli Government to investigate the incidents in question and prosecute those responsible, and welcomed the announcement by Defence Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer that a speedy inquiry will be conducted.The envoy’s statement came in response to a number of events, including the killing of four family members in the Gaza Strip by Israeli tank fire, four children by a helicopter-fired missile in the West Bank, and four workers shot near Hebron. “At least 15 civilians have also been wounded in these incidents,” Mr. Roed-Larsen noted.Israel’s “prolific use” of tank and helicopter munitions in areas with heavy civilian presence has frequently caused significant civilian casualties, the envoy said. He added that the “flechette” ammunition, which Israeli newspapers reported had been used in the Gaza incident is characterized by “thousands of small darts designed to maximize injury and death.””Military action that fails to take reasonable measures to minimize civilian casualties is a violation of international law,” Mr. Roed-Larsen stressed.The statement also noted that the current conflict has been marked by the deaths of innocents on both sides. “I have consistently condemned the suicide bombings by Palestinian groups as morally reprehensible acts of mass murder,” he said. “Such attacks, however, are no validation for the killing of more innocents.”The envoy reminded the Israeli and Palestinian authorities that “whatever the threat,” both must act in accordance with the standards of conduct proscribed by international law. “No justification can be offered for the intentional or unintentional killing of civilians,” he said. read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Canadian dollar makes mild gain after increase in retail sales underwhelms

Canadian dollar makes mild gain after increase in retail sales underwhelms AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canadian dollar moved slightly higher Thursday as economists sounded a note of caution regarding a rebound in the latest retail sales data.The loonie rose 0.11 of a cent to 97.63 cents U.S, coming off an earlier climb of 0.53 of a cent.The report from Statistics Canada said that retail sales rose one per cent in January to $38.9 billion, on higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers.That beat the 0.9 per cent that had been expected by economists, but the gain came due to higher prices, not increased sales volumes, prompting a tepid welcoming for the news.“Consumers didn’t buy more in January; they just paid more for it,” CIBC economist Emanuella Enenajor noted.“Stripping out the impact of higher prices, sales were flat, suggesting consumers weren’t rushing back to stores in droves after a relatively disappointing holiday season.”Also on the radar is fear that the crisis in Cyprus will intensify. The European Central Bank has threatened to end emergency support of the nation’s banks next week unless leaders can secure more funding.Cyprus must raise about $7.5 billion in the next four days to avoid bankruptcy. Several plans have failed, including a proposal to tax deposits held by the nation’s banks. If the Mediterranean banking haven is unable to secure a bailout, its banks will fail and it could be forced to leave the euro currency.In commodities, copper continued its pullback on uncertainty over European demand. The May contract lost 0.12 of a cent to US$3.435 to pound. The TSX base metals sector dropped one per cent.The May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $1.05 to settle at US$92.45 a barrel, as energy stocks fell 0.7 per cent.Gold stocks led the gains, as April bullion rose $6.30 to US$1,613.80 an ounce. by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 21, 2013 9:16 am MDT read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd New multiuse path paves the way for safer Brock commute

Antonio Sergi was like a proud parent Wednesday afternoon.Standing on a brand new multi-use paved path running parallel to Merrittville Highway, the former Vice-President, External Affairs for the Brock University Students’ Union could take pride in the fact the path was something he and his BUSU colleagues had fought hard to make happen.Regional Chair Alan Caslin and Thorold Mayor Ted Luciani cut the ribbon to official open a new multi-use path running from Brock to the Confederation Heights neighbourhood in Thorold.“It’s awesome. It took a few years, but they came through and it looks beautiful,” said Sergi. “It was nice to see the cycling folks, the Region, the University and the Students’ Union all together on this one.”Wednesday marked the official opening for the new path, which covers about two kilometres in distance from the corner of Sir Isaac Brock Way and Merrittville Highway to the intersection of Decew Road and Richmond Street in Thorold.The new paved path and much-improved lighting means a safer commute for students and staff walking or cycling into Brock from the Confederation Heights neighbourhood.“This project was driven by the Brock University Students’ Union and it was all about student safety,” said Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Administration. “Many of our students live off campus in Thorold and use the Decew Road and Merrittville Highway corridor to walk or cycle to Brock. This will make it much safer for them to get back and forth to the University on a wide, well-lit pathway that’s good for many modes of transportation.”The three-metre-wide path was built by Rankin Construction and was funded by various levels of government, along with a $325,000 grant from the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.“This project represents a significant investment in the future of our city, in our transportation network, and in the liveability of our community,” said Thorold Mayor Ted Luciani. “These new pathways quite literally pave the way for increased connectivity within Thorold.”The upgrades are part the Brock District Plan, which covers 335 hectares of land in Thorold and St. Catharines, including the Brock University campus. The plan sets out the framework for the planning, design and development of a complete community focusing on higher education as a catalyst for economic prosperity.“Making the community more liveable and connected is a key feature of the Brock District Plan,” said Alan Caslin, Regional Chair. “This exciting plan brings multiple stakeholders together to develop our community by building on existing assets and strengths and making the area more enjoyable for all.”Thorold Mayor Ted Luciani addresses the crowd during the opening of a new multi-use path running along Merrittville Highway and Decew Road. read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Deputy Premier and Minister of Immigration Hon Sean R Astwood sensitizes migrant

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 25, 2017 – Providenciales – The Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control and Employment, Hon. Sean R. Astwood last week spent time engaging with leaders of the larger migrant communities as a lead up to his Ministry’s crack down on the illegal population residing in the Turks and Caicos Islands.On Tuesday August 8th, Hon. Astwood met with Consul representatives of the Philippines, Jamaica and Haiti prior to his meeting of Thursday August 10th when he brought together pastors of the Haitian Community, to discuss the current Immigration and Border Control initiatives in the TCI that were recently announced on July 26th in the House of Assembly when it last convened.Since the Deputy Premier’s announcement of tighter controls and improved enforcement of the Immigration law, there has been much speculation and mischief-making and the purpose those meetings were to provide factual information that the representatives could disseminate to persons in their respective communities.During the meetings which were hosted at the Office of the Premier in Providenciales, Hon. Astwood, who was also Acting Premier and Minister of Finance, Investment and Trade at the time, briefed the attendees on the aims of his ministry to regularize immigration in the Turks and Caicos Islands and further assured them that the intention of this ongoing initiative is to ensure that everyone in the country is here legally and that all laws of the country are being upheld.The Deputy Premier noted that it is important for us as a Government and as a country to do all within our power, guided by our legal frameworks, to ensure the safety and security of all persons that live, work and visit here, and further provided information to the those present on what persons can expect after the deadline of August 14th, 2017.Hon. Astwood informed of his approach to Immigration from a border control standpoint, with the intent to ensure that all persons living in the country have valid statuses to do so.   Towards this end, the Immigration Task Force, in conjunction with the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force would perform stop and search operations, and persons found to not be in possession of a valid TCI status will be detained and processed.   While some deportation is anticipated, the Department will be keen to look at each case on an individual basis to ensure that persons falling outside of the intended target objective are not disadvantaged by the operations, and that all others are either repatriated or charged and deported in which case they too will be added to the Immigration Stop List.The Deputy Premier impressed upon his audience the need for persons to utilize the time given to either regularize themselves, or to leave the country voluntarily, as this would permit re-entry at a later date, through legal means once approved to do so.When asked for his views on the success of the meetings, Hon. Astwood stated:“I am confident that the meetings provided a platform to not only address the migrant communities concerns regarding my Ministry’s ongoing initiatives but it also gave opportunity to share this Government’s vision and expectations of the migrant population that remain amongst us with the hope that the Consuls and Pastors, as leaders within their own right, will provide clarity to persons in their communities and further encourage them to abide here following all of the laws of our country.”Hon. Astwood also, during the meetings, reiterated the need for all persons to work together to protect the borders and people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. He stated:“Illegal migration threatens the lives and livelihood of our people.   My Ministry and this Government will continue to work diligently to enforce the laws of this land for the protection of our people and the preservation of our Country.”“Make no mistake, we welcome persons from all nationalities to legally enter and reside in TCI and while your main concern is your people, please know that these measures are not just towards some, but they apply to all persons and nationalities that choose to visit, work or live amongst us.”This Immigration initiative is just the beginning of a long term goal to restore balance and order in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Many of our laws are not being adhered to and we intend to change that.”The meetings also revealed that new policies and frameworks are on the horizon and will be introduced to the public within coming months as it relates to work permits, border enforcement and improvements in processing and other operational policies and procedures.The deadline to regularize expired on August 15th, which was Tuesday of this week and joint law enforcement operations commenced as planned. As such, activities are deemed sensitive, reports on the outcomes will be given on a need-to-know basis, as will be determined by the participatory agencies in the exercises, and only in the interest of maintaining national security.Press Release: TCIGlast_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Wylie wants salestax exemption for Papa Murphys

first_imgPapa Murphy’s Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza executives said their product is best served hot, fresh — and without a side of sales tax. Rep. Sharon Wylie agrees. The Democratic lawmaker called it an “equity issue.” If you buy a frozen pizza in the grocery store, you don’t pay a sales tax. But if you decide it’s a “take-and-bake” kind of night, the total tab will include a sales tax. The pizza is “affordable and fairly healthy,” Wylie said. Tacking on a sales tax “seems unfair to a lot of people,” she added.Wylie is working on legislation she plans to introduce in the coming weeks that would exempt the pizza company from collecting a sales tax. Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza company operates in 38 states, each one with varying policies over whether the company is required to collect sales tax. The pizza company, based in Vancouver, has 11 stores in Clark County and nearly 200 in the state of Washington. At the heart of this issue is whether take-and-bake pizzas should be considered prepared foods, which are defined by the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board as having more than two ingredients mixed by the seller and being sold as one item. The board, a consortium of 24 member states including Washington, aims to make sales and tax laws uniform and streamlined. Craig Johnson, the executive director of the board, said prepared foods are subject to a sales tax. So if you’re “mixing meat, crust, sauce and cheese and you’re selling it as a single item, that’s within the definition of prepared foods,” he said.last_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd Officer injured while searching for suspected Little Haiti rapist

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A Miami Police officer injured himself on Tuesday while searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman and trying to kidnap another in Little Haiti.A call came in that someone matched the description of the person they were looking for.The officer hurt his hand while hopping a fence after that person fled in the neighborhood near Northwest 11th Avenue and 51st Street.Officials were able to take that person into custody, but it turned out not to be the suspect in this case.Neighbors in the area remain on edge as the search for that rapist continues.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Category: qhxhixfebysvahcd New Woodstock 50th Anniversary Box Set Offers A Complete Listen To The

first_img Twitter News Email New Woodstock 50th Anniversary Box Set Announced new-woodstock-50th-anniversary-box-set-offers-complete-listen-summer-69-fest New Woodstock 50th Anniversary Box Set Offers A Complete Listen To The Summer ’69 Fest Facebook The limited-edition set will allow music fans to listen to the powerful live performances from Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and every other artist who played Woodstock ’69Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs May 8, 2019 – 6:01 pm An official 50th Woodstock anniversary concert may or may still not be in the works, but one thing’s for sure: a lot of music fans really want to celebrate the Summer of ’69 on its 50th birthday.Now, with an expansive special-edition box set titled Woodstock 50 — Back to the Garden — The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, listeners can hear full performances from the original Woodstock concert.Spanning 38 CDs, the limited-edition (of 1,969 copies, of course) set, which will be released on Aug. 2 via Rhino, will include 432 songs, 267 of which are previously unreleased, from the three-day event. It will be the most comprehensive look at Woodstock ’69, i.e., the first time every artist, including greats Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, are included on record.Rock On: Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ Turns 50As reported by Rolling Stone, the tracks are ordered chronologically based on the actual lineup order and sets performed during that mystical weekend of Aug. 15–17, 1969, with each artist’s set on one disc.The collection came together from the work of Los Angeles producer and archivist Andy Zax and co-producer Steve Woolard, who had the herculean task of making a pile of 8-track tapes from 1969 see the light of day in the digital age of music. Zax was originally sent to take a look at the tapes back in 2005, and realized there was a massive musical treasure that needed to be unearthed. He didn’t have the resources to do a fully comprehensive release with the 2009 40th anniversary Woodstock set he also worked on, so the new set will finally give (almost) all of the tracks the light of day.”The Woodstock tapes give us a singular opportunity for a kind of sonic time travel, and my intention is to transport people back to 1969. There aren’t many other concerts you could make this argument about,” Zax said to Rolling Stone. “From the moment I saw those tapes, I was like, ‘Oh my God, there’s so much more than I’d ever thought. It was clear to me that no one was exploring this stuff and dealing with it in totality. Here was this vast trove of material not treated correctly.”The three tracks that didn’t make the cut include two songs from Hendrix’s set, per the request of his estate, for “aesthetic reasons.” The only other missing song is from Sha Na Na.The first 37 CDs take you through each act’s show, and the 38th “bonus” CD features audio extras, like attendee anecdotes recorded during the fest. The non-musical audio moments, also featuring off-kilter announcements, are hidden gems of the archival work themselves. Zak speaks to the 38th disc, which includes “this one guy moaning about what a disappointing experience [Woodstock] was and that it was a sell-out. It’s a great slice of real people in the moment reacting to it, which pleases me immensely.”In addition to the CD collection, the deluxe edition of the new set also includes a DVD of the director’s cut of the 1970 Woodstock film, the 2009 “Woodstock” book by Michael Lang and various replicas of Woodstock ’69 paraphilia, like a copy of the original program book. This deluxe set, housed in a plywood box designed by GRAMMY-winning graphic designer Masaki Koikethe, costs $800 and is the only option with the full audio.Rhino also offers more economic 10-CD, 3-CD or 5-LP vinyl sets; all four options are available for pre-order now.Pieces Of Woodstock’s Original Wooden Stage Are Now CollectiblesRead morelast_img read more

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