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03
Dec
2019

OBC benefits to be restored to Gujjars in Rajasthan

first_imgEven as the BJP government has assured Gujjars and four other communities that the benefits of Other Backward Classes (OBC) category would be restored to them, Gujjar leaders here on Friday decided to go ahead with a ‘Mahapanchayat’ planned in Sikandra on Saturday to raise the issue of reservation.A Cabinet sub-committee headed by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi, which met Gujjars on Thursday, said the State government would re-include five communities in the OBC list from December 9, 2016, when the Rajasthan High Court had scrapped quota for them under the newly created Special Backward Class (SBC).Mr. Chaturvedi said the State government had also appointed a committee to examine how the 1% SBC quota, along with the OBC benefit, given in 2010 could be restored to Gujjars and others till the matter is settled by the Supreme Court, which is hearing the State government’s special leave petition against the High Court’s judgment.The High Court had earlier this month passed an order in a matter of one Nepal Singh allowing the extension of OBC benefits from the date the SBC quota was struck down.However, Gujjar leader Himmat Singh said a massive public meeting would be organised as scheduled at Sikandra in Dausa district, 70 km from here, on Saturday to launch an agitation for getting 5% separate quota within the 50% cap on reservation imposed by the Supreme Court.“The State government has deceived us every time we opened a dialogue with them. The Sikandra Mahapanchayat will mark a new phase in our agitation for reservation,” said Mr. Singh.last_img read more

03
Dec
2019

Has Citizenship Bill made ULFA-I relevant again?

first_imgUnrest in Assam over the Centre’s move to clear the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, appears to have reinvigorated the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent that was seen as a spent force a few months ago.A few subversive attacks – the last one was a bomb blast that killed two Hindi-speakers at Demow in Sivasagar district on November 22 – and several youths volunteering to join the ULFA-I on social media have fuelled the theory that the popularity of the outfit has been increasing.‘Nothing unusual’But security agencies say this is nothing unusual. There has always been some “misguided” youth joining the ULFA before and after it split into the pro-talks group led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and the anti-talks faction (ULFA-I) led by military chief Paresh Baruah.“A section of the media has been glorifying the ULFA and saying it is regrouping. Young boys and girls joining the outfit are being hailed as heroes. It is similar to 1992 when there was a design to motivate the youth to join the ULFA, whose existence cannot be for the good of the nation,” Assam’s Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday.“You can vote our or wipe out the BJP (for pursuing the Citizenship Bill) but this does not mean an outfit responsible for brainwashing 9,000 youth and getting them killed should be glorified,” he said.Police and intelligence agencies say at least 10 youth have joined the ULFA-I this year though some reports have put the number between 30 and 100. This happened quietly expect in the case of Pankaj Pratim Dutta, a leader of the influential All Assam Students’ Union and Karishma Mech, a 16-year-old schoolgirl who went missing. Both took to social media to say they have joined the ULFA-I to “protect the Assamese people” from being outnumbered by “Bangladeshis who would be encouraged by the Citizenship Bill to settle in Assam”.“We have no evidence that they joined the ULFA-I. Claiming to have joined an outlawed group via Facebook could be a fad. But even if they have chosen to go underground, they are not the first and possibly won’t be the last,” a senior police officer, declining to be quoted, said.Women leadersThe ULFA had a few women leaders during its heydays. They included its cultural secretary Pranati Deka, who spent years in Bangladesh before being arrested while trying to sneak into India a decade ago. In 2003, the police had arrested a 20-year-old Dwipamani Kalita, who was behind all major mortar attacks by the outfit.The ULFA-I, meanwhile, claimed responsibility for the Demow bomb blast but denied carrying out the massacre of five Bengali-speaking villagers in Tinsukia district’s Dhola on November 1.last_img read more

26
Nov
2019

Sania-Bopanna in quarterfinals of mixed doubles in Rio

first_imgNew Delhi: 06/12/14– Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna of Indian Aces during the IPTL mixed double match against Manila Mavericks in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo:S_Subramanium – SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna entered the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event of tennis competition at the Rio Olympics with a straight-set win over Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and John Peers here today.Sania and Bopanna, who are being touted as India’s medal hope at the Olympics, broke little sweat in their opening round match to post a 7-5 6-4 win in 73 minutes.The fourth seeded Indian pair took a little time to settle down but once they got the rhythm, there was hardly any looking back.“Personally for me it would be amazing to win a medal at the Olympics, which I don’t have. It would mean the world us. We would do whatever we can and put our best forward,” the world number one women’s doubles player Sania told reporters after the match.On a chilly and windy evening at a small court of the Tennis Centre in Barra, a lot of Indian supporters waited patiently since 3.30 pm local time for the match to begin. It was delayed by men’s doubles semifinals featuring Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez, that took more than two hours to finish.Waiting among the ‘spectators’ were Leander Paes, Sports Minister Vijay Goel and SAI director Injeti Srinivas.In the first set, both teams did not drop a point till the ninth game before Peers’ serve was broken by the Indians and they went 5-4 up. But it did not help Sania and Bopanna’s cause as they conceded the advantage in the next game itself and were broken back with the scoreline levelled at 5—5.But before it went out of their hand, the Indians capitalised on an unforced error from their rival to take four straight points and break Stosur’s service and wrap up the first set in 36 minutes.In the second set, the Aussie pair started to wilt under pressure and a double fault from Peers gifted the Indians an early break and they took a 3-2 lead.Even as ‘come on India’ chants grew louder, Sania and Bopanna held on to their serve to surge ahead 4—2. Bopanna sealed the issue in the 10th game with three big aces, to which the Aussie had no answer.“I had to come out strong. I was struggling with the wind and took a while to get set,” said Bopanna, giving credit to Sania for keeping him relaxed.“You feel a lot better as she brings the best out of me. We put a lot of pressure while returning to their serves which made a big difference. We were lucky to get a couple of breaks in the first set but unfortunately I could not hold serve at 5—4 but we managed to fight back and close it out with Sania serving,” he added.In the quarterfinals, the Indian duo will take on the unseeded Great Britain pair of Andy Murray and Heather Watson who beat Spanish combo of David Ferrer and Carla Suarez Navarro 6—3 6—3 in another first round match.“Andy is one of the hottest players in the circuit. He covers the court pretty well. We will have to focus on our game,” said Bopanna.Four years ago in London, Sania, partnering with Leander Paes, made it to the mixed doubles quarter—finals.Earlier, the Indians had suffered first round defeats in both men’s and women’s doubles in Rio Olympics. COMMENT Rio 2016: Faster, Higher, Stronger SHAREcenter_img August 12, 2016 × tennis New Delhi: 06/12/14– Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna of Indian Aces during the IPTL mixed double match against Manila Mavericks in New Delhi on Saturday. Photo:S_Subramanium – COMMENTSlast_img read more

26
Nov
2019

Accio Potterheads: Look what happened when skydivers played Quidditch for real

first_imgWhat happens when a few crazy fans of Harry Potter get together? Uh, well, not much. Just plain and simple magic.What else can you call it when six people buckle up and dive from the sky with broomsticks to play Quidditch, and actually end up having a successful match?That is what you will see happening in this ad of ETB, a Colombian telecommunication company. The actual purpose of this ad is to promote ETB’s mobile plans, but it is serving some other purpose as well (read Harry Potter addiction).The video is in Spanish, so, we will tell you what the subtitle reads in the beginning: “Six of us, fans of the most famous wizard in the world, decided to make the sport from the books come to life”.For those who didn’t get the hint (we can’t see any hands), that message is apparently hinting at Harry Potter.All things said and done, you need to see how this real-life Quidditch match turns out:We wonder who scored the Snitch.last_img read more

18
Nov
2019

Sohail Khan recalled in Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan T20 squad for World XI series

first_imgFast bowler Sohail Khan, who made his last T20 international appearance for the country in September 2011, has been recalled in the 16-man Pakistan squad for the three-match T20 series against World XI, which will be led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis.Sarfaraz Ahmed has been named the captain of the side, with young players like Fahim Ashraf, Ruman Raees, Usman Shinwari and Aamer Yamin all been roped in following their impressive performances in the domestic circuit.Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz, who all were part of the side’s last T20 series against West Indies, have been left out for the series against World XI.Reflecting on the squad, national chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said that the team is a perfect blend of youth and experienced players, who have been chosen keeping in mind the conditions and their recent performances.”The team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions and the recent performances of some players in the domestic and international tours. The players’ consists of a combination of the fine blend of youth and senior players. Fahim Ashraf, Ruman Raees, and Aamer Yamin make a place in the squad due to their splendid performance in the domestic tournaments, whereas Sohail Khan makes a comeback. It would be good for the young players to get a chance to play on the home ground and perform in front of the local public”, Inzamam said.Meanwhile, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal and Wahab Riaz are notable omissions from the squad.advertisementThe World XI series will mark the revival of international cricket in Pakistan, with the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side also likely to host Sri Lanka and Windies later this year.The World XI includes five players from South Africa, three from Australia, two from the Windies, and one each from Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.The first two T20Is will be played on September 12 and 13, and the final game will be played on September 15 at the Gaddafi StadiumThe squad is as follows:Sarfraz Ahmed (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Amir Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Ruman Raees, Usman Khan, Sohail Khan .last_img read more

17
Nov
2019

Asian Team Snooker Championship: India lose to Pakistan, settle for silver

first_imgIndia settled for the silver medal after losing to Pakistan 2-3 in the final of the Asian Team Snooker Championship in Doha.After Babar Masih put a fluent 81 break to win the first frame against Pankaj Advani, Malkeet Singh restored parity with a 52 break win over Mohammad Asif.The doubles was the turning point where Asif played out of his skin to pull back a 62-point deficit and allow his partner Masih to wrap up the frame 70-72.Pushed on the back foot, Pankaj displayed fine potting to craft a frame-winning 68 break.It was then again down to Malkeet to save the day for India, but he could not on this occasion.Hours before that, Malkeet played the match of his life under pressure to clinch the deciding frame against Pakistan 2 and a berth for the Indian team in the final.Pakistan-1 beat India 3-2Pankaj Advani lost to Babar Masih 2-110(81)Malkeet Singh defeated Muhammad Asif 81(52)-47Doubles Pakistan beat India 70-72Pankaj Advani beat Muhammad Asif 107(68)-5Malkeet Singh lost to Babar Masih 18-98.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

26
Oct
2019

Sanchez’s golden Copa ticket to escape Man Utd hell

first_imgWhen Alexis Sanchez packed his suitcases, bade farewell to his Manchester United team-mates for the summer and flew back across the Atlantic Ocean to his native Chile, he did so in the hope that a significant amount of baggage would stay behind.The forward endured a nightmare season in 2018-19, beyond his worst fears. But now he has the chance to turn the page and deliver with his beloved Roja, those United woes the furthest thing from his mind as he gears up for what will be a crucial Copa America from his perspective.It is difficult to put into words just how disappointing the past season was for a man who, lest we forget, little more than 18 months ago was one of the transfer window’s hottest properties and subject of a bidding war between the two Manchester giants. Bare statistics, however, can tell part of the story. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Sanchez scored just two goals in all competitions, the lowest haul in his entire professional career (even in his very first season as a 16-year-old with Cobreloa he managed three). Ignored by both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for large swathes of the campaign, the Chilean was restricted to nine Premier League starts and rarely looked likely to make an impact when he did get the opportunity.He is the butt of all jokes at Old Trafford, an outrageously expensive failure. With Chile, however, things are different. Sanchez is a living idol in his home country, the inspiration behind two consecutive Copa America triumphs and the symbol of the fight and tenacity synonymous with the Roja’s football.As he prepares to lead from the front again in Brazil at the Copa, he knows that this will be his chance to prove to the world he still has something to offer as an elite player – and to any watching scouts as well.Just like their star, Chile have not exactly been firing on all cylinders as of late. The euphoria of back-to-back Copas America under Jorge Sampaoli and Juan Antonio Pizzi was followed by the disappointment of failure to reach the following World Cup, a bitter blow after two relatively comfortable qualification campaigns in 2010 and 2014.Results since under coach Reinaldo Rueda have been distinctly underwhelming, including defeats at the hands of Mexico, Peru and Costa Rica. But the bulk of the squad that fought to Copa glory in 2015 and 2016 remains intact, led by Sanchez, who is battling an ankle injury he has carried since May.Alexis Sanchez PS“In the Copa America he has the chance to show all that he is capable of,” Rueda signalled to Lance in the build-up to Chile’s debut in the competition against Japan. “The presence of [Arturo] Vidal, [Gary] Medel and Alexis is crucial.“They are players who already know the demands and intensity of a championship of this nature. They have already tasted success in the competition and they know how to transmit calm and maturity to their team-mates.”With 124 games and 41 goals under his belt, not to mention those two Copa medals, Sanchez certainly knows how to deliver at international level and will not shirk the challenge in Brazil. Whether a sterling performance at this year’s tournament will be enough to earn him a move is another story.Alexis Sanchez Manchester United 2018-19The star’s £390,000-a-week wages are positively prohibitive to any potential suitor, of which there have been few so far in the transfer window. With United apparently equally determined to dispense with his services, something will have to give in the coming weeks to make a sale, be it an initial loan move or a permanent deal, acceptable to buyer and player alike.Sanchez, a fiercely motivated, proud competitor who has never been content with merely sitting on the sidelines and picking up pay cheques, knows that a strong showing at this Copa would go a long way towards ending that impasse and proving to Europe’s elite that at 30 and despite recent woes he still has what it takes to excel at the top level.A repeat of those heroics in 2015 and 2016 looks unlikely given Chile’s own weaknesses. The Roja will nevertheless be hoping to escape from a group completed by Uruguay and Ecuador – with Sanchez additionally playing for his own future as he looks to forget a catastrophic club season and lead his nation to glory once more.last_img read more

24
Oct
2019

Trekking: The Summer 2015 Outdoor Gear Guide

first_img1. Osprey Atmos AG 65 2. Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman 3. NEMO Tango Solo 4. Owyhee Rod 5. REI Half Dome 2 6. Keen Durand Mid WP 7. Sea to Summit X-Pot 8. Rab Ignition 3 9. SportsTek Lightwear 4-in-1 10. The Kniper Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.Summer is the time for many things — i.e. BBQ, beer, beach balls — but above all, it’s a time to get outside. It’s the time when the wildflowers are in bloom and the high peaks have begun to shed their snowpack (or lack thereof); when the alpine streams are actually bearable and the skies are relatively clear. It’s also, conveniently, a three-month span when we often have enough time off to properly act upon John Muir’s most infamous line, “the mountains are calling and I must go.”Related: Pack it in with the best daypacks for every adventure | The boots of summerThat said, below are a few of our favorite pieces of summer gear, from telescoping fishing rods and utility axes to lightweight backpacks and a terrific sleeping bag that’s perfect for those warm summer nights when a traditional mummy bag is just too hot to handle. Now, if only our window of opportunity wasn’t already fading with the sunset…Osprey Atmos AG 65 ($260)Sometimes the long haul requires more than a simply daypack. Thankfully, the Osprey Atmos AG 65 is primed for such an occasion, outfitted with a continuous panel of torso-conforming mesh that extends from top of the backpanel to the hipbelt. Four compression straps let you balance heavy loads, too, while various straps and loops provide a quick means for attaching gear on the move.Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman ($80)The Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman is the Swiss Army knife of handaxes — one aimed at the car-camping enthusiast looking for versatility without excess weight. The axe quickly converts to a bow saw when you need of clear limbs up to 4 inches in diameter, and more importantly, the back of the 5-inch blade features a mallet and stake puller for quickly assembling and dismantling your tent with ease.NEMO Tango Solo ($330)There’s a healthy assortment of summer-centric sleeping bags on the market, but nothing quite like NEMO’s Tango Solo. It’s backless design uses a removable hood and built-in elastic to keep any 20 or 25-inch pad beneath you, allowing you to stretch out unrestricted beneath what is essentially a 700-fill down blanket. It’s also light enough for quick backcountry jaunts and rated for 30°.Owyhee Rod ($160)Bigger isn’t always better, but in the case of Tenkara Rod Co.’s fishing lineup, sometimes it is. The company’s ultra-light, telescoping Owyhee is its biggest yet, outfitted with a walnut spool, swivel tips, and a green-and-gold color scheme reflective of its namesake. It offers 13 feet of length when fully extended, and when closed, the rod packs down to a mere 21 inches for ultimate portability.REI Half Dome 2 ($219)The Half Dome 2 has long been REI’s flagship tent, and frankly, it’s only gotten better with time. The roomy, three-season tent accommodates two campers with plenty of space to spare, while capitalizing on 40 and 70-denier nylon that’s as durable as it is reliable. The intuitive fly design even lets roll up the sides and ends for maximum airflow and a stunning view of the stars above.Keen Durand Mid WP ($180)Keen’s Durand Mid WP is as about as versatile as it comes when talking hiking boots. They’re both light and extremely comfortable, weighing a mere 1.3 pounds and equipped with ample padding. The nubuck leather and polyurethane midsole add to their ruggedness and stability, while grippy outsole ensures you stay grounded on the beaten path, regardless of the water at your feet.Sea to Summit X-Pot ($45)Sea to Summit’s X-Pot is not the lightest or sexiest piece of cookware around, but most others don’t conveniently fold into a disc that’s an inch thick. The cooking pot’s silicone walls quickly collapse for travel, but when propped up at camp, the anodized aluminum base allows you to heat your food within minutes. The translucent lid and integrated strainer only add to its space-saving appeal.Rab Ignition 3 ($145)There’s nothing more iconic to camping than a traditional mummy bag. That said, the Rab Ignition 3 remains one of the best we tested this year for the price, offering considerable comfort when the temperature hovers just shy of 30°. The synthetic fill also renders it both packable and warm, while the 30D ripstop outer fabric allows it to dry quickly and last among the elements.SportsTek Lightwear 4-in-1 ($40)For most tasks, 220 lumens of light can go a long way. SportsTek’s Lightwear 4-in-1 headlamp is designed for such occasions, providing you with an easy method to light your way from the top of your head, your hip, or the front of your bicycle. The durable, water-resistant lamp also features adjustable straps and lighting modes to boot, so you can tone it up when spelunking and down at dawn.The Kniper ($145)The Kniper isn’t your average knife. The lime-green piece of tech is milled from a single piece of 420 high-carbon stainless steel that totes 22 different functions, whether you’re in desperate need of a bottle opener, saw, fork, ruler, wrench, sundial, tobacco pipe, or blade. It’s even a solid throwing knife if need be, though, we anticipate you’ll use that aspect of the blade more for fun than anything else. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather center_img How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

22
Oct
2019

Agricultural Land Review Committee

first_img Rick Williams, Salt Springs, Pictou Co. John Van de Reit, Shubenacadie, Hants Co. Bill Swetnam, Centreville, Kings Co. Patricia Bishop, Port Williams, Kings Co. Lise LeBlanc, Newport, Hants Co. “The Agricultural Land Review Committee will hold a series of public meetings because we believe Nova Scotians should have a say in how our prime agricultural lands are protected,” said Mr. MacDonell. “The committee will determine if adequate protection for agricultural lands already exist or whether additional steps need to be taken to further protect land.” A number of issues have been raised as to whether all prime agriculture land should be preserved and how much land is actually needed for food production. Other matters facing the committee include whether agricultural lands should be protected from non-agricultural developments, like private homes, hospitals, or day cares, recreational facilities, and the role society should play in any exercise to preserve land. “Land use issues continue to be of interest to many people throughout the province, including municipal councils,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “I am pleased to learn that this committee has been struck to get a clearer picture of the views of Nova Scotians.” The committee will hold public sessions early in 2010. A final report is expected in the spring. Agriculture Minister John MacDonell announced today, Nov. 4, the members of the Agricultural Land Review Committee. The committee will seek public input around the management and long-term future of the province’s agricultural lands. Members are:last_img read more

22
Oct
2019

Winter Sportfishing Opens New Years Day

first_img Nova Scotians will have more opportunities to enjoy the province’s great outdoors when winter sportfishing season opens on New Year’s Day. Fishing venues are expanding with more lakes open for rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, chain pickerel or perch. The Cape Breton Highlands Special Trout Management Area will be open for brook trout angling this winter and in the tidal waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes, anglers may now fish for brown trout as well as rainbow trout. “Winter sportfishing is a wonderful way for Nova Scotians to enjoy the province’s great outdoors,” said Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. “Winter sportfishing is one of many winter outdoor experiences that Nova Scotia offers and whether you are a beginner or experienced angler, it is an activity that can be enjoyed by all age groups. “I would like to encourage all anglers to use caution this season.” A 2011 general fishing licence is required to winter fish and can be purchased at Department of Natural Resources offices. Licences are valid until March 31. Anglers may also purchase one-day licences at a reduced rate. Anglers can also take advantage of the annual winter sportfishing weekend Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, when residents and non-residents can fish in open winter sportfishing areas without a general fishing licence. For more information visit www.gov.ns.ca/fish/sportfishing/angling/winterangling.shtml . Note: A list of waterways open and restrictions for winter sportfishing follows this release.last_img read more

22
Oct
2019

Province Extends Fire Water Services

first_imgThe Department of Natural Resources is keeping some seasonal wildfire fighters and burning restrictions in place longer than usual as the risk of wildfires remains high in parts of Nova Scotia. Burning restrictions across the province are posted daily at 2 p.m. at www.novascotia.ca/burnsafe . No burning of campfires or brush is permitted any day between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. during wildfire risk season. The season typically runs from March 15 to Oct. 15, but this year it will end on Oct. 22. Seasonal fire crews in the western and central regions of the province will stay on until Oct. 22. “Maintaining these resources and restrictions until Oct. 22 is necessary to ensure the safety of our forests, our communities, and our people,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Natural Resources. “Conditions are still too dry to let our guard down and we urge everyone to follow the burning restrictions posted online.” Nova Scotians in need of potable water and showers will have access to designated provincial parks in the central and western regions of the province after the camping season ends. The department will keep those parks open up to and including Oct. 27 for water access only. Most provincial parks traditionally close after Thanksgiving. The following provincial parks are available for public use (showers and potable water access) from Sundays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., free of charge: For more information on how government is helping residents affected by the water shortage in southwestern Nova Scotia, visit novascotia.ca/watershortage/ . Dollar Lake Provincial Park, Halifax Regional Municipality Graves Island Provincial Park, Lunenburg Co. Laurie Provincial Park, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Halifax Regional Municipality Porter’s Lake Provincial Park, Halifax Regional Municipality Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Lunenburg Co. The Islands Provincial Park, Shelburne Co. Thomas Raddall Provincial Park, Queens Co.last_img read more

17
Oct
2019

Inmate injured partial lockdown ordered after assault at NB prison

first_imgRENOUS, N.B. – An inmate was taken to hospital after an assault at a maximum-security prison in New Brunswick.Officials at the federal Atlantic Institution in Renous say the victim was found injured last Thursday around 10 p.m.Assistant warden Nicole Gaudet says the inmate was evaluated by staff and taken to an outside hospital for treatment.No other staff members or inmates were injured.The RCMP and the institution are investigating the incident and the warden has ordered a partial lockdown of the prison.last_img read more

12
Oct
2019

Timeline shows investigation of alleged pain meds overdosing

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Investigations are underway into allegations that a doctor working for an Ohio hospital system ordered inappropriately high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients.Columbus-based Mount Carmel Hospital System says the pain medication led to the deaths of at least 28 people at two hospitals, with six additional patients receiving inappropriately high doses that didn’t kill them.Six lawsuits have been filed to date against the doctor, nurses and pharmacists.Mount Carmel has apologized and is investigating how the situation was allowed to happen. The hospital said in an internal statement that the doctor’s orders were carried out by employees who “made poor decisions” and ignored existing safeguards.Mount Carmel says in a timeline that it received its first report about the doctor on Oct. 25.Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press read more

07
Oct
2019

Trump accuses China of footdragging on farm purchases

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is accusing China of “letting us down” by not promptly buying more U.S. farm products.“They have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would,” the president said on Twitter. “Hopefully, they will start soon.”After meeting with President Xi Jinping late last month, Trump said China had agreed to buy more U.S. agricultural products as part of a cease-fire in the two countries’ trade war. The truce suspended U.S. plans to impose tariffs on an additional $300 billion in Chinese goods — action that would have extended the taxes to everything China ships to America.“Our side expects China very soon to start purchasing American agriculture commodities, crops, goods and services,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow tells reporters.Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press read more

02
Oct
2019

Thousands wait in line to watch Raptors at Jurassic Park

Despite the expected rain and thunderstorms on Saturday evening, thousands of Raptors fans waited outside for the chance to watch Game 6 live at Jurassic Park.The line to watch on the big screen outside Scotiabank Arena wraps around the building up Bay Street and down Front Street three hours before the 8:30 p.m. tip off.Toronto could clinch a spot in the NBA finals with a win against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night.The gates to enter Jurassic Park were expected to open at 6:30 p.m., but severe thunderstorms delayed the opening due to safety concerns.Once they were finally open, fans fought attempted to fight their way in to catch a spot in front of the big screen.BREAKING: fans literally rushing the the line tonight for a chance to be in #Raptors Jurassic Park at Scotiabank Arena for #Game6 Not nearly enough space for them all. #RaptorsVsBucks @CityNews @680NEWS @LindsayDunnTV pic.twitter.com/z1eSmaFwVQ— Ken Townsend (@KenTownsend) May 25, 2019 read more

17
Sep
2019

TCI Hospitals sponsor medical tourism conference already attracting cosmetic surgeries

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 10, 2017 – Providenciales – The TCI Hospitals is already taking advantage of offering cosmetic surgery to individuals from outside of the country, thanks to having board certified specialist surgeons from the United States.   The program runs quarterly and is a part of what is described as the Cosmetic Surgery program where both procedures and consultations are happening.The revelation comes with the return of a #TCIHospitals delegation from Los Angeles where the team continues its work to create a robust medical tourism industry in the Turks and Caicos Islands.    Quality Healthcare in Paradise was the pitch for the Turks and Caicos Hospitals when the facility showcased its Provo and Grand Turk locations in California from October 2-4.It was the 10th World Medical Tourism and Global Congress, and the InterHealth Canada TCI Hospitals was a bronze sponsor at the gathering in LA.  TCI Hospitals CEO, Daniel Carrier; Marketing and PR Manager, Nikira John and Visiting Consultant, Kay Vanes Williams – all certified in Medical Tourism – represented the islands and its healthcare offering to leaders in Medical Travel, Healthcare, Wellness, Benefits and Insurance.TCI Hospitals explained that there was great value in attending the Congress, as the number of people seeking medical treatment abroad is growing, year on year – billions of people are travelling for medical treatment.   The World Medical Tourism and Global Congress, this year, attracted 400 qualified buyers and 3,000 participants.#MagneticMediaNewsPhoto credit: TCI Hospitals TCI Hospitals Update: Trauma cases involving fatal shooting, illegal migrant collapsed, attempted suicide Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIHospitals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PDM Administration announces budget increase for primary health care, goal to reduce overseas medical bills Recommended for you Cancer cases up for Turks and Caicos, 47 new patients reports Hospitalslast_img read more

14
Sep
2019

BP Plans To Complete 3D Seismic Survey Of Prudhoe Bay In 2019

first_imgToday BP operates the entire Prudhoe Bay field, which produced an average of more than 280,000 barrels of oil per day in 2017, accounting for more than half the state’s total oil production. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This winter, BP  announced that the company is getting ready to use some new technology in the Prudhoe Bay oil field. In 2019, BP plans to complete a 3D seismic survey of the Prudhoe Bay operating area, using its proprietary, state of-the-art technology. The survey will provide high seismic coverage to support new drilling and well work, which will help BP further prolong the life of the field, according to a release from the company. Since Prudhoe Bay began production in 1977, it has generated 13 billion barrels of oil, exceeding initial projections of 9.6 billion barrels. BP plans to go over 470 square miles with a “fine-toothed comb”.last_img read more

14
Sep
2019

Friday Afternoon Update Rain Forecasted For Swan Lake Fire Area

first_imgThe southwestern corner of the fire experienced some increased activity near, but inside, containment lines.  Work will continue to cool this area as well as securing the perimeter northward to the Sterling Highway by extinguishing any remaining burning or smoldering fuels adjacent to the containment lines. Structure protection on the western flank is effectively in place. The community of Cooper Landing does remain in a ‘Set’ status. Dan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “We are always going to do the most conservative action to keep the people safe, and that is why we remain at ‘Set’. Rocky Gilbert, with the Incident Command Team: “Our firefighters continue to focus on protecting the communities of Sterling, Kenai Keys, and Cooper Landing. On the west side of the fire we continue to have crews in the direct line between the fire and Skilak Lake Road.” There are currently 740 personnel working on the fire. The expected containment date is September 15. The Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road remain in a READY status. A READY notification means residents should be preparing for a potential evacuation should the threat level increase. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting has been scheduled for Friday at 6pm, at the Sterling Community Center. You can tune into KSRM 920AM to listen live. Original Post: Noon: The Swan Lake Fire is estimated at 162,179 acres and is now 27% complete. On the southwest corner of the fire, south of Sterling Highway, a portion of the line is now showing as complete. This means that fire managers feel safe that heat has been extinguished within 30-50′ of the fireline.Active fire behavior is expected to continue but an increase in cloud cover and humidity with potential rain, will begin to moderate fire activity. Expect to see group and individual tree torching, surface fire spread and backing fire. Winds ahead of incoming low will test containment lines on the north and west fire edge. The southwestern corner of the fire experienced some increased activity near, but inside, containment lines.  Work will continue to cool this area as well as securing the perimeter northward to the Sterling Highway by extinguishing any remaining burning or smoldering fuels adjacent to the containment lines. Structure protection on the western flank is effectively in place. The Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road remain in a READY status. A READY notification means residents should be preparing for a potential evacuation should the threat level increase. The small amount of rain forecast won’t put the fire out but it may reduced fire behavior.  Fire Managers expect the road to continue to have pilot car escorts when its open and there is a possibility of long waits so be prepared with food and water.,The community of Cooper Landing does remain in a ‘Set’ status. Dan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “We are always going to do the most conservative action to keep the people safe, and that is why we remain at ‘Set’. Sterling Highway Update: Noon: The Sterling Highway remained open throughout most of the morning with pilot car escorts between mile 71 and 40.  There is a chance Friday’s expected wind could cause the fire and smoke to pick up.last_img read more

06
Sep
2019

Kidnapped child handed over to parents

first_imgKakinada: The efforts of police and media resulted in safe return of the kidnapped child of Mandapeta N Jasith in the early hours on Thursday. It may be noted that the boy was kidnapped on Monday evening. According to sources, the child was abandoned near a brick making unit at Kutukuluru village in Anaparti Mandal in East Godavari district around 1 am on Thursday. The workers in the unit recognised the boy because of wide publicity and provided the boy a chair to sit. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us At about 4 am, the owner of the brick unit came there and tried to contact the parents of the boy, but in vain as the parents did not believe him. When the brick unit owner Yesu sent a whatsapp message, the parents informed the police. The district police chief Adanan Nayeem Asmi went to Kutukuluru and brought the boy to Mandapeta and handed him over to his parents. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us The boy who was away from home did not feel home sick, but was in joyful mood and spoke to media freely over the incident. He revealed that the kidnappers told him that they were going to his aunt’s place. Meanwhile, the district police are in the lookout for the kidnappers. According to district police chief Adanan Nayeem Asmi, they got some vital clues over the kidnappers’ identity and said that as the case is in investigating stage, they cannot disclose the details.last_img read more