first_imgThe Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF) 2018, a multidisciplinary arts event, will present Football – A beautiful life, a six-day film programme, from November 22-27 at Children’s Park in the city.This is an official collateral event of the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which will begin here on November 20. Curated by Jan Tilman Schwab, Football – A beautiful life will showcase a range of exceptional features films and documentaries from around the world in which human and social stories are told through football. The festival will feature films in more than six different languages, representing a diverse range of stories from Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, Germany, Iceland and India.‘Laugh and weep’“I am honoured to be invited to curate this unique and free public programme. Football and films have a lot in common: both require team effort, both depend basically on motion, both have non-verbal languages that can be understood everywhere in the world… The films chosen represent almost all continents, and include short and feature films, documentaries, fiction, and comedies that tell stories of triumph and setbacks. The audience will get opportunities to laugh and weep,” Mr. Schwab said. The film screening programme is part of a series of multidisciplinary arts activations in the lead up to SAF, 2018. “Initiatives like these are an integral part of the Foundation’s mission of making the arts accessible, and developing arts audiences both in numbers and in diversity,” said a spokesperson of the SAF, adding, “Like in the previous two editions, the SAF’s current year’s programming continues to honour the culture and the arts of the festival’s host city redefining heritage sites and architectural icons through creative and community-focused projects”.This year, the festival will be held across 10 venues in Goa and involve over 1,300 artists. It will have multiple exhibitions, performances and immersive arts experiences.last_img read more

first_imgIt takes lot to bowl over Sachin Tendulkar as bowlers around the world would confess but tennis ace Roger Federer managed to do it just by his knowledge of cricket when the two legends caught up during the Wimbledon here.Tendulkar, a self-confessed Federer fan, met the winner of 16 Grand Slams at the All England Club after the world number three beat David Nalbandian to advance to the fourth round of Wimbledon.Tendulkar chatted for an hour with the Swiss and posed with him for the shutterbugs. “Spent an hour with Roger Federer chatting on the balcony of Wimbledon Royal box. What a humble guy! And by the way he knows a lot about cricket!!” Tendulkar later tweeted.The two reportedly also had dinner together after Federer’s match. Federer too talked about his meeting with Tendulkar on his facebook page.”Today was a special day, played a good match and had the chance to catch up with the great indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar,” read the status message on his facebook page.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Not quite a victory for the United States. Just a good enough effort to leave the team feeling better about itself.Carlos Bacca beat goalkeeper Tim Howard by sliding to poke in a headed cross in the 31st minute, and the U.S. finished fourth in the Copa America with a 1-0 loss to Colombia on Saturday night.After losing to Argentina 4-0 in the semifinals, the 31st-ranked U.S. was beaten by No. 3 Colombia for the second time in the 16-nation tournament. But the Americans gave a far better performance Saturday night.“We didn’t get played off the pitch tonight,” U.S. defender Geoff Cameron said. “If anything, I thought we dominated the game. I thought we had a lot of chances that we just didn’t put in.”The U.S. outshot Colombia 10-9 and had 49 percent possession. Bobby Wood came closest to scoring for the U.S. when he hit a post in the 62nd, one minute after Colombia’s Juan Cuadrado hit the underside of the crossbar.Colombia midfielder Edwin Cardona (8) is pressured by United States defender Geoff Cameron (20) and midfielder Jermaine Jones (13) during the Copa America Centenario third-place soccer match at University of Phoenix Stadium, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)The U.S. matched its previous best finish in the tournament, when it lost to Colombia in the 1995 fourth-place game at Uruguay.After the Americans lost to Jamaica in the semifinals of last year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup and struggled in the semifinal round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann was hoping his team would rebound in the Copa, when right back DeAndre Yedlin, defender John Brooks, midfielder Gyasi Zardes and forward Bobby Wood solidified their positions as regular starters, and Brooks and Cameron became a steady pairing in central defense.“After six weeks being on the road to pull up a performance like that in a meaningless third-place game in a certain way,” Klinsmann said, “I think they deserve a huge, huge complement.”Darlington Nagbe and 17-year-old Christian Pulisic again entered as second-half subs, two more players who could break through and replace veterans during the remaining 16 months of World Cup qualifying.Colombia, the Copa America champion in 2001, finished third for fourth time, but first since 1995. Argentina plays Chile for the title Sunday night in East Rutherford, New Jersey.Howard said the U.S. team didn’t allow itself to get pushed around like it did against Argentina.Colombia players pose for a team photo after the Copa America Centenario third-place soccer match against the United States at University of Phoenix Stadium, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. Colombia won 1-0. (AP Photo/Matt York)“We want to get in people’s faces,” he said. “One of our strengths is physicality. We weren’t happy with that after the Argentina game, so there was a response tonight. I thought that was good.”Both teams finished a man short, when American defender Michael Orozco and Colombian defender Santiago Arias were ejected for a confrontation in the third minute of second-half stoppage time. Orozco, who also got a red card against Nigeria in the 2008 Olympics, was fouled by Arias and responded with a push to the chest of Arias, who fell over in front of Uruguayan referee Daniel Fedorczuk. Orozco is suspended for the U.S.’s World Cup qualifier at St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sept. 2.Klinsmann inserted the 37-year-old Howard into his lineup in place of Brad Guzan, who had started the previous nine games.“I thought we played well,” Howard said. “We certainly could have won the game. So a positive performance, and certainly the last four or five weeks have been a step in the right direction.”Matt Besler was in central defense instead of Brooks, who was bothered by knee inflammation, and Orozco was at left back because Fabian Johnson has a sore groin.Midfielders Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya returned to the lineup along with Wood after the three served one-game suspensions.Colombia scored after Cuadrado, from along a flank, cut the ball back to James Rodriguez, just outside the penalty area. Arias made a run to get by Bedoya, and Rodriguez lofted a pass to Arias, who jumped at the edge of the 6-yard box and headed the ball on a bounce across Howard’s goal to Bacca. The forward slid ahead of Yedlin to nudge the ball in for his 13th international goal, his second of the tournament.Clint Dempsey, who led the U.S. with three goals in the tournament, nearly scored on a free kick in the 51st minute. Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina dived left and lifted his right arm to tip Dempsey’s effort wide.“It was just one of those days,” Yedlin said. “We got into the box, just nothing was falling for us. So you take the positives from this game and there were certainly a lot of them. I thought for how aggressive we were being offensively we actually defended pretty well. I thought we pressed pretty well and I thought overall it was a good team performance.”last_img read more

first_imgChelsea Conte admits Pedro dived and understands his ‘mistake’ Jon Fisher 02:18 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Chelsea Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League FA Cup Antonio Conte The Blues boss will not be discussing the Spaniard’s yellow card for simulation in an FA Cup clash with Norwich as the player knows he made an error Antonio Conte has conceded Pedro’s booking for simulation against Norwich City was deserved but repeated his claim that VAR needs to be implemented correctly in England.Former Barcelona winger Pedro was shown a yellow card for going to ground despite there being no contact with Canaries goalkeeper Angus Gunn in the FA Cup third round replay at Stamford Bridge which the hosts eventually won on a penalty shoot-out.The Spaniard was later sent-off, as was striker Alvaro Morata, whose first caution was also for alleged simulation. A third player, Willian, was another booked for diving. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Conte insisted both Morata and Willian were harshly treated but showed no such support for Pedro.Speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion, Conte told reporters: “I must be honest, I watched the three situations against Norwich and I think Willian’s situation was very clear – it was a big mistake.”Then Morata, I think there is a foul. There is a foul. Then you can decide whether you concede a penalty or not, but there is contact. Not a dive.”For Pedro, we must be honest and accept Pedro dived.”Conte said he would not be discussing the incident with Pedro, however, adding: “The player is clever, he’s intelligent to understand when you make a mistake. In this case, Pedro understood this mistake.”Italian coach Conte criticised VAR following the midweek clash and reiterated the system that is currently being trialled needs to be utilised better before it is rolled out in the Premier League.”I like this new system, especially if this new system can help reduce a referee’s mistakes,” he said.”If you are able to use this new system in the right way, that can happen. You can have games without big mistakes, big referee’s mistakes. It’s a good opportunity. But, at the same time, they have to improve a lot to use this new system. The way they’re using it now, it’s not correct.”They have to look at the other countries who have been using the system for a long time. Italy have been using it since the start of the season and the level of using the system is very good. In Italy, a lot of people are very happy to have this new system.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Australian Touch Association is proud to announce the 2004 National Masters teams that will represent Australia in South Africa, England and The European Championships in Jersey July 2004.  The teams can be viewed by clicking on the following download button 2004 National Senior Teams For further information on the Tour go to the International Events button which is under the Tournaments area of this page.last_img

first_imgAt the 2004 National 18 Years Championships players will be vying for a position in the 18 years Australian teams that will compete at the 2nd Youth World Cup at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast from January 19-23 2005. “The Youth World Cup is a good stepping stone for our young players and a guide to how much depth we have in our juniors,” said National Director of Elite programs Cathy Gray. The 10 selectors at this years tournament will be selecting three squads for the Youth World Cup. Around 16 players will be chosen in Mens, Womens and Mixed squads. These players will be invited into the squads and once they have accepted, the squads will be announced nationally. The squads will then attend a selection training camp, held at Runaway Bay from November 12-14 2004. The selectors at these 2004 National 18 Years Championships will be assisted by members of the Elite Program Panel, including Australian Mixed Open Assistant Coach, Wayne Bambury. Selectors and coaches will be looking for players who are not only skillful, but fast and agile enough to match the strong New Zealand teams. “The natural skill and agility of the New Zealand players was obvious at the last Youth World Cup, but with their skills developing rapidly, the gap between the teams is closing,” said Ms Gray. Australia has a near perfect record at the tournament after winning four of the six titles on offer at the first Youth World Cup, held in New Zealand in 2001. Australia claimed the title in all three 18 Years divisions and also the Womens 20 Years division, but lost both the Mens and Mixed 20 years divisions to the New Zealanders. With a national title on offer, and Youth World Cup selection on the line, our 18 Years players have a huge few days ahead of them in Coffs Harbour. By Lisa Plummer.last_img read more

first_imgOn Wednesday, 1 October 2008, all Roads lead to Aughtie Drive, Albert Park as some of Victoria’s top athletes and celebrities play an “All Star” game of Touch Football to commence the Summer season of Touch and to have some fun!GUEST PLAYERS INCLUDE:AFL Kangaroos – David Hale and Michael FirritoSaints Stars – Lenny Hayes and Stephen MilneFormer Bomber – RIck OlarenshawAFL Chief Operating Officer – Gillon McLaughlanHockeyroo Gold Medallist – Claire Mitchell-TavernerTouch Football Australia CEO – Colm MaguirePlus a selection of Victorian and Australian Touch playersOne of the stars on show will be former Essendon player and Curent Channel 7 commentator – Rick OlarenshawRick said “Since retiring from the AFL, Touch football is the best ball sport I have found. It is competitive and skillful as well as fun and social”.A Media Release for the event is attached.Thanks to Nick Mooney for providing the article content.Related Filesall_star_media_release_v_2-pdflast_img read more

first_img Next India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 09:28 IST Ziva Dhoni waves the Indian flag in Manchester (Instagram/@ziva_singh_dhoni)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat West Indies by 125 runs in Manchester on ThursdayIndian team had a huge crowd support throughout the matchMS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva also egged on the Men in Blue to win the matchIndia managed to maintain their unbeaten run at the ongoing World Cup 2019 when they beat West Indies by a huge margin of 125 runs in Manchester on Thursday. Riding on fifties from Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, India posted 268/7 in their 50 overs before bundling their opponents out for a mere 143.Dhoni’s daughter Ziva, who is the cynosure of all eyes whenever she is present around the cricket field, was once again seen cheering on her father’s team. In a video posted on her official Instagram account, Ziva can be seen continuously waving the Indian flag as the Indians try to bowl out West Indies on the field.This is not the first time Ziva has made the news for her antics in this World Cup. A day before India’s win against Afghanistan, Ziva, along with her mother Sakshi Dhoni, spent time at Hyde Park, London, in an unsual way.In a video posted on Sakshi Dhoni’s Instagarm account, she was seen sitting on Ziva Dhoni’s pram for a joyride in the park as the mother and daughter duo also had a short race between them.Speaking after the win, Kohli said he is happy with the way the bowlers have stepped up for India in their last 2 World Cup 2019 matches.advertisement”I can’t complain, we just became No. 1 yesterday as far as rankings are concerned, to be honest, we are playing that way for a while, need to continue that way. Things haven’t gone our way with the bat in the last two games, but we have still done well to win, that’s being the most pleasing thing,” Kohli added.Also Read | Manchester is blue: Virat Kohli flaunts India support after World Cup win over West IndiesAlso Read | WATCH: Sakshi Dhoni steals Ziva Dhoni’s pram for a joyrideFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Ziva Singh DhoniFollow World Cup 2019 World Cup 2019: Ziva Dhoni has a fun day out as India beat West IndiesAs MS Dhoni and his Indian teammates fought hard against the West Indies in Manchester during their World Cup 2019 encounter, Ziva Dhoni made her presence felt in the stands, cheering for the Men in Blue.advertisementlast_img read more

first_img An interim executive director will be appointed; The interim executive director will report to both the board of directors and to the department’s regional administrator for Cape Breton; The board will accept and implement all departmental polices, child welfare standards, training and all other matters related to the Children and Family Services Act; The department will audit the agency within one year and determine permanent administrative authority. The board of directors of the Children’s Aid Society of Cape Breton-Victoria and the Department of Community Services have agreed to a new operating partnership, Community Services Minister Judy Streatch said today, Aug. 16. Staff from Community Services will work directly with the board of directors in managing the Children’s Aid Society of Cape Breton-Victoria and provide support for up to one year. “I have met with the board and I am confident that they understand the need for our involvement and the need to make significant changes. We share the same priority — and that’s to protect those children and families who need help,” said Ms. Streatch. “That is why I am providing the board with an opportunity to resolve our shared concerns.” “We are committed to working in partnership with the Department of Community Services,” said Murdock Moore, president of the board of directors. “We acknowledge that changes are necessary in order to provide the best possible service to the children and families of Cape Breton and Victoria counties.” Child welfare staff of Community Services conducted a review of the agency’s files and practices earlier this summer and recommended changes. The following terms were agreed to and will be implemented immediately:last_img read more

first_img RICHMOND COUNTY: Grandique Ferry Road Grandique Ferry Road, from Route 320 for 3.6 kilometres to the end of pavement, is reduced to one lane for paving and patching until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. The work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Auburndale Road Auburndale Road, from Route 325 to Upper Branch Road, will have alternating lane closures for repaving from Monday, Aug. 24, until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Glenfallach Road Sections of Glenfallach Road, from Woodburn Road to Frasers Mountain Branch Road, for almost one kilometre, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Meadow Road Meadow Road, from Cooks Brook Road to Route 224, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, near Big Pond, from west of the intersection of Glen Albert Drive west for 2.8 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving and upgrading. Traffic control people are on site but delays are possible. Work takes place from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and is scheduled to be complete by the end of October. CONTINUING WORK HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Whittenburg Road Sections of Whittenburg Road in Lower Stewiacke, from Route 224 north for about four kilometres to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. PICTOU COUNTY: Frasers Mountain Branch Road Sections of Frasers Mountain Branch Road, from the intersection of Frasers Mountain Road to Glenfallach Road for about three kilometres, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. HANTS COUNTY: White Settlement Road White Settlement Road in Noel has stop-and-go traffic for ditching and road resurfacing until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Crouse Bridge The Crouse Bridge on Bruhm Road is closed for replacement until Sat., Oct. 31. A marked detour route is in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Green Bay Road Green Bay Road, from the intersection of Route 331 for 1.8 kilometres to the end of the existing pavement, will have alternating lane closures for repaving from Monday, Aug. 24, until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Italy Cross Road Italy Cross Road, from the intersection of Route 331 for 1.8 kilometres toward Petite Riviere, will have alternating lane closures from Monday, Aug. 24, until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale and Hatchery roads. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 103 Eel Lake Bridge on Highway 103 in Belleville, has one lane closed for repairs until Friday, Oct. 2. Traffic signals are in place. Expect traffic delays of 5-10 minutes -30- QUEENS COUNTY: Labelle Road Labelle Road, from the intersection of Route 210 for 4.4 kilometres to the end of the existing pavement, will have alternating lane closures for repaving from Monday, Aug. 24, until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Golf Course Road, Chester Golf Course Road in Chester, from the intersection of Pig Loop Road south for half a kilometre, will have alternating lane closures for repaving from Monday, Aug. 24, until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Scotch Hill Road Sections of Scotch Hill Road, from Route 376 north to River John Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Malagash Road Malagash Road, from Smith Road to Purdys Loop Road, is reduced to one lane for chip sealing until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103, Exit 10, has alternating lane closures for bridge rehabilitation including both concrete and asphalt repairs and installation of new bridge rails until Saturday, Oct. 31. Temporary Traffic Lights in place. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from west of Exit 8 at Westchester to the Mines Bass River Road underpass, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repairs and repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnie Road The Bonnie Road Overpass over Highway 101 near Meteghan, is closed to all traffic until further notice. A detour route is marked. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 The northbound lanes of Highway 102, between the junction of Highway 118 at Miller Lake and Exit 6 (Halifax Stanfield International Airport), have lane closures for seal coating. Closure times are:Monday to Thursday, sunrise – 3 p.m.Friday, sunrise – noonSaturday and Sunday, sunrise – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to sunset Work is expected to be completed by Monday, Aug. 31. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue to Victoria Road to Ward Road. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Belmont Bridge The Belmont Bridge on Onslow Mountain Road is closed for repairs. A detour route is in place. Work will be completed by Friday, Aug. 28. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 4, near Londonderry Sections of Trunk 4, near Londonderry, between Baseline Road and Highway 104, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repair and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Conquerall Mills Road Conquerall Mills Road, from the intersection of Trunk 3 for about four kilometres toward Conquerall Road, will have alternating lane closures for repaving from Monday, Aug. 24, until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: River John Road Sections of River John Road, from Meadowville Station Road to Scotch Hill Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road Grand Lake Road (Trunk 4), from the Gardner intersection east for about three kilometres, is reduced from four lanes to two lanes for repaving and upgrading. Upgrade work is also being done on Murphy Road, Windemere Drive and the Yolanda Drive intersection. Traffic control people are on site but delays are possible. Drivers should allow extra time or use alternate routes if possible. Work takes place from dawn until dusk and is scheduled for completion by the end of August. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Gavel Bridge Gavel Bridge on Gavel Road over Gavels Lake is closed for replacement until Sunday, Nov. 15. Use an alternate route. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Old Highway 104 West River Bridge, West River, on old Highway 104, is reduced to one lane for recoating until Friday, Sept. 4. The lane reduction will be 24 hours a day. Traffic signals are in place, but delays are possible. Traffic entering Antigonish from the Trans-Canada Highway should use Exit 32. QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103, from Exit 20 in Summerville west to Port Joli, are reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Route 289 Sections of Route 289, from Pictou/Colchester county line west for almost six kilometres, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. A flag person is on site. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice because of a collapsed culvert. NEW WORK RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from west of Soldiers Cove Road westerly for 5.5 kilometres, has alternating lane closures for paving until Monday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Chester Grant Road The Middle River Bridge on Chester Grant Road is closed until Friday, Aug. 28, for repairs. A detour route is available on Trunk 12, Highway 103, and Trunk 14. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Road Varner Road, from the intersection of Trunk 10 for about half a kilometre to the end of the existing pavement, will have alternating lane closures for repaving from Monday, Aug. 24, until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Sections of the southbound lanes of Highway 102, from Exit 11 at Stewiacke to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane to install rumble strips until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.last_img read more

first_img(The Westridge marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C., pictured here, is the end point for the Trans Mountain pipeline. Lindsay Sample/The Discourse)The Canadian PressThe Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the City of Burnaby on construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, one of the last court challenges to a project that has pitted British Columbia and First Nations against Alberta and Ottawa.Burnaby asked the country’s highest court last spring to consider a lower court decision that denied the port city leave to appeal a ruling by the National Energy Board.That ruling allowed Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction of the pipeline expansion, which would triple the amount of diluted bitumen and other oil products moving between the Edmonton-area and port facilities in Burnaby.The federal government approved the pipeline expansion in 2016, but the project faces significant opposition in B.C.Thousands of people have rallied in protest and the provincial government has raised concerns about the pipeline’s possible environmental and economic impact.Burnaby had appealed the NEB’s decision to the Federal Court of Appeal, which dismissed the appeal with costs on March 23.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.4 per cent to $58.6 billion in August, due to a drop in motor vehicle sales.Economists had expected a drop of 0.6 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Sales were down in seven of 21 industries tracked, representing 50.9 per cent of the Canadian manufacturing sector.The motor vehicle industry saw sales fall 8.3 per cent to $4.9 billion in August, due to shutdowns in some assembly plants in August.Excluding the auto sector, overall manufacturing sales were up 0.4 per cent in August.The overall volume of sales in the manufacturing sector were down 0.3 per cent in August.last_img

first_imgSrinagar: Lesser-known Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Mudasir Ahmed Khan, alias ‘Mohd Bhai’, has been identified as the brains behind the audacious terror strike in Pulwama that left 40 CRPF personnel dead on February 14, officials said on Sunday.Piecing together evidence gathered so far, security officials said that 23-year-old Khan, an electrician with a graduate degree hailing from Pulwama district, arranged the vehicle and explosives used in the terror strike. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!A resident of Mir Mohalla of Tral, Khan joined the Jaish-e-Mohammed sometime in 2017 as an overground worker and was later drawn into the JeM fold by Noor Mohammed Tantrey, alias ‘Noor Trali’, who is believed to have helped in the revival of the terror outfit in Kashmir Valley. After Tantray was killed in December 2017, Khan disappeared from his home on January 14, 2018 and has been active since then. Suicide attacker Adil Ahmed Dar, who blew his explosive-laden vehicle next to a bus in a CRPF convoy on February 14, had been in constant contact with Khan, they said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedAfter completing his graduation, Khan did a one-year diploma course as electrician from an Industrial Training Institute (ITI). The eldest son of a labourer, Khan is also believed to be involved in the terror strike at the army camp in Sunjawan in February 2018, in which six personnel and a civilian were killed. His role has also come under lens in the Lethpora attack on a CRPF camp in January 2018 that left five CRPF personnel dead. The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the February 14 terror attack, had carried out searches at the residence of Khan on February 27. A Maruti Eeco minivan was used in the Pulwama terror attack and it was bought by another Jaish-e-Mohammed operative just 10 days before the strike. The JeM operative, identified as Sajjad Bhat, a resident of Bijbehara in south Kashmir, has since been on the run and is believed to have become an active militant now, they said.last_img read more

“Access to objective and factual information is of vital importance at all times, and plays a particularly important role in emergency situations,” Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, writes in a letter to Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Gabriela Shalev.Citing reports, including from the Foreign Press Association of Israel, that international media are not being allowed access to Gaza, Mr. Akasaka reminds the Israeli Government of the right to information enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.He also recalls Security Council resolution 1738, in which the 15-member body urged all parties involved in situations of armed conflict to respect the professional independence and rights of journalists.Member States have expressed a keen interest in what is taking place in Gaza, he states, adding that it is “of great importance to all concerned that international reporting be allowed to take place so that accurate information about the situation can inform global responses.”A chorus of UN officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, have repeatedly called for an immediate halt to the fighting in Gaza and stressed the need to ensure humanitarian access to assist the 1.5 million civilians struggling amid rapidly deteriorating conditions. 8 January 2009The chief of communications and public information for the United Nations today called on the Israeli Government to ensure immediate access for international media into Gaza, stressing the need for “full and independent” coverage of events unfolding in the territory which has been the target of an Israeli offensive launched nearly two weeks ago. read more

Deshapriya also said that elections for the Local Government (LG) bodies of which the terms end this year, must be held this year.He said that holding the election is in the hands of the Minister in charge of provincial councils and Parliament. (Colombo Gazette) Badulla may lose a seat at the next Parliament elections, head of the Elections Commission and Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya said.He said that the gazette notice on the seats allocated for each district at the next Parliament elections will be issued tomorrow.

Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe waits to serve during a game against Lipscomb on Dec. 5 in Lexington, Ky., during the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Chris Slack / Lantern photographerLEXINGTON, Ky. — Ohio State and Kentucky have not played one another since the Wildcats defeated the Buckeyes in four sets in the 2012 NCAA women’s volleyball tournament, in Lexington, Ky.But after two years have gone by, each team has changed. And with that comes a chance at redemption.OSU and Kentucky are scheduled to square off Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament after the Buckeyes swept Lipscomb on Friday.The No. 13 Wildcats were 15-3 in the 2014-15 regular season at Memorial Coliseum, but against ranked competition, things didn’t go their way.Playing five ranked teams this season, the Wildcats went 1-4, including a 1-2 record against ranked opponents at home. Their losses at home came to then-No. 6 USC and then-No. 7 Florida, while they swept then-No. 22 Texas A&M at home on Oct. 5.The No. 18 Buckeyes are 4-7 against ranked opponents on the season, and were 1-5 on the road in those games. Their lone ranked win on the road came against then-No. 8 Nebraska on Oct. 4 in five-sets.Now with OSU and the Wildcats set to face-off on Kentucky’s home court, both teams will have to adjust after playing a night earlier.“Fatigue is always something I worry about,” Buckeye coach Geoff Carlston said. “But I think we’ve done a pretty good job as a group of coaches, to taper a little bit, in terms of how we’re lifting and how we’re going about the length of practices … it’s a necessity in the Big Ten. So I think our team is pretty fresh.  We’re as healthy as we’ve been, for a long time, so the kids will be ready.”OSU hasn’t played in a back-to-back since Nov. 7-8, when it faced Maryland and Rutgers. On the other side, the Wildcats haven’t played in a back-to-back, since they played in the Carolina Classic Sept. 12-13.Kentucky coach Craig Skinner said his team can adjust to the Buckeyes’ style of play, even though they haven’t played them this year.“Because we’ve gone through game plans thirty- some times this year, there’s going to be a lot of things that we’re going to say that they’ve already done,” Skinner said. “We’re not going to tell them things that they haven’t executed before. There’s not enough turnaround time. We’re going to give them information that we’ve executed on certain teams in the past, and let us go after it, see where it falls.Lipscomb coach Brandon Rosenthal commented on the possibility of OSU and the Wildcats playing before the second match Friday, between Kentucky and Oakland. One thing he said OSU needed to pay attention to is the play of Wildcats’ middle blockers.“I think that what you’ve seen out of Kentucky, as of late, especially with (freshman middle blocker) Kaz Brown, is more middle play and a lot more middle attacks,” Rosenthal said. “And I think that Ohio State’s gonna have to focus on that a little bit more. Obviously, everybody wants to focus on (senior outside hitter Lauren) O’Conner and what she can do. I think that’s gonna be fun to see as the outsides go at it. (Junior outside hitter Shelby) Workman on the outside does a real nice job.”Against the Golden Grizzlies, O’Conner led all players in kills with 14, followed by Brown with 10.  Workman provided six digs and three kills.One category that the Wildcats seemed to struggle in against the Golden Grizzlies, was service errors, in which the team had 11.The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start. read more

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has called out and condemned Government over the ongoing mass termination of sugar workers from the Skeldon, Enmore and Rose Hall Estates with the amount of workers now fired totaling almost 4,000.File photo: The Skeldon Sugar FactoryAccording to the party “the firing of the sugar workers comes less than a month after the Coalition Government assured that the closure of estates, including Rose Hall and Enmore, will not be done in 2017. The Coalition government also assured that it would have considered the ‘best interests of sugar workers’ before decisions are made, in relation to the sugar sector’s future.”In May 2017, Government announced plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, reduce the annual production of sugar, and take on the responsibility of managing the drainage and irrigation services offered by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).Despite these moves, Minister of State Joseph Harmon at a post-Cabinet press briefing had stated that the closure of the sugar estates will be pushed back to 2018.Harmon had said that the closure of the Rose Hall Estate in East Canje, Berbice will occur sometime next year. With regard to the Skeldon and Enmore Estates, he had said that the Special Purposes Unit (SPU) will have to conduct evaluations, surveys and inventory assessments before any steps are taken to actually sell.On Wednesday it was reported that termination letters were issued to over 2000 workers at the Skeldon Estate. It is expected that more persons will receive letters during the course of the week. This move follows on the heels of similar notices given to Rose Hall Estate workers about one week ago.It was also reported that hundreds of workers attached to the East Demerara Estate (EDE) located in Enmore, East Coast Demerara, have been issued termination letters. According to a Union representative, about 1500 plus workers attached to the EDE are going home.See the PPP’s full statement below:The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) expresses deep concern and condemns the firing of almost 4,000 sugar workers from the Skeldon, Enmore and Rose Hall factories, including junior staff, supervisors and clerks.While thousands are now without a job and are on the breadline, thousands more are indirectly affected by this callous decision.The firing of the sugar workers comes less than a month after the Coalition Government assured that the closure of estates, including Rose Hall and Enmore, will not be done in 2017. The Coalition government also assured that it would have considered the ‘best interests of sugar workers’ before decisions are made, in relation to the sugar sector’s future.The PPP also notes the duplicitous comments by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who claimed that he was surprised at news of the firings, but when pressed, admitted that there was knowledge about the move at a government level, since the Ministry of Agriculture is part of government.The PPP calls on the APNU+AFC Coalition government to take immediate measures to address the plight of sugar workers.The PPP rejects the government’s arguments about available fiscal space to continue support for the sugar industry, making the decision to fire thousands of sugar workers a political one.The Party calls on all sugar workers to remain vigilant ahead of the struggle to reverse these heartless decisions, which are discriminatory and cannot be supported by any rational thinking or evidence-based assessment. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRamjattan boasts AFC played integral role in closing sugar estatesAugust 23, 2019In “latest news”Govt to borrow $10-$15 billion to reopen Skeldon, Enmore Sugar estatesFebruary 21, 2018In “Business”Opposition, Govt clash over dismissed sugar workers, unemployment rateMay 2, 2019In “latest news” read more

first_imgRSC Mining and Minerals Exploration’s new website is now up: www.rscmme.com. It includes a few exciting new features that, RSC says, “have really struck a chord with the mining and exploration community. It has taken about eight months to develop but we are very excited to present the beta version of RSC Mineral Intelligence (RSC-MI): www.rscmme.com/mineral-resources-map.“At its core, this is a fully interactive map, showing all the activity on the global mineral resource development stage (since October 2014 when we started monitoring) and updated on adaily basis by our resource consultants. What you can do with this tool:Check the resource development activity for any time frameFilter on location, date, resource development stage, JORC/NI 43-101, and commodityQuickly see where the action is in the worldFind out at a glance which commodities are hotDiscover which consultants/companies are doing the work.Find information on mineral resource and exploration reporting all in one place.“We believe that by providing an open platform to mineral resource development information, there can be more discussion on new resource reports, leading ultimately to better transparency on reporting. In fact, we’re currently working to take this one step further, with a game-changing approach on quality control on public reporting.”The other new feature is a redesigned and upgraded Seabed Mining & Exploration news page.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As state officials started assessing the damage wreaked by a large fire that burned for most of the weekend near the seaside town of Keratea in eastern Attica, authorities questioned local residents as suspicions of arson deepened.The fire broke out on Saturday afternoon on at least two fronts simultaneously, according to locals.Fanned by strong winds, the blaze burnt at least 500 hectares of land – mostly brush – while two homes were destroyed.The flames came close to several other homes but residents kept them at bay by using water hoses to douse their houses and gardens.Source: ekathimerinilast_img

first_imgHere, hold my beer. Wait, what are you doing with my beer? Give that back. Didn’t you know, today and Saturday are Vancouver’s Spring Brewfest? You’re forgiven for losing track. The fourth annual Spring Brewfest has moved a few yards over from its usual home and is a little hemmed in this year. Because of ongoing construction at the waterfront, the Vancouver Landing patio space is not available, organizer Cody Gray said. So Spring Brewfest will be up in the southeast section of Esther Short Park, on the brick plaza only. The city doesn’t schedule anything on the grass before May, Gray said. No live music this time, either, he said.That means the beverages themselves will be the stars of this show. That’s no problem; Spring Brewfest will blossom with new and familiar flavors April 13 and 14. Visitors will be treated to the creations of 30 local breweries plus 15 meaderies, cideries and wineries. Each will pour two varieties — plus, many local taprooms put their foamy heads together to concoct something special for this event only: an “ALEtogether Pale Ale” that got brewed at Brothers Cascadia Brewing in Hazel Dell. “Clark County is now home to 22 taprooms by the last count,” said co-organizer Michael Perozzo, and they enjoy working together and showing off what a friendly, collaborative beer community we’ve got here — so much so that they’ve hash-tagged their partnership projects as #CommunityNotCompetition. “It’s a celebration of the growth of craft beer in the area and the first iteration is set to debut at Spring Brewfest this weekend,” Perozzo said.New arrivalsSeveral beverage crafters are new to the festival or new, period. A fledgling Vancouver company called Author Mead will go live and offer its first commercial sales — of a semisweet mead and an Oregon raspberry mead — at this event. Other newcomers are Dwinell Country Ales of Goldendale, with a Berlin-style wheat ale and a dark farmhouse ale; Wolf Tree Brewery of Seal Rock, Ore., with a spruce tip ale and a golden IPA; Thunder Island Brewing of Cascade Locks, with a golden ale and a “Remember the Forest IPA”; and Little Dipper Brewing, based at Battle Ground’s Northwood Pub, with a honey IPA and a classic British brown ale.last_img read more