With an extended winter and spell of rain at regular intervals during the ongoing Rabi season, the key grain growing States of Punjab and Haryana are expected to reap a bumper harvest of wheat at nearly 300 lakh tonnes. However, harvesting of the crop may be delayed by at least a week as more showers and gusty winds are expected in the region during the next 2-3 days, experts and officials told The Hindu on Sunday. Wheat, the main rabi (winter) crop is sown between late October till December while the harvesting of the crop starts from April onwards. Meteorological Department’s forecast of a fresh western disturbance, likely to affect the region from March 25, could bring more rain. This, experts say, could delay the harvesting of crop due to increased moisture content. Western disturbance“We are expecting a fresh western disturbance to affect the region between March 25 and 27. This could bring more rain accompanied by winds in some parts of Punjab and Haryana,” said Surinder Pal, director at the IMD, Chandigarh. P.S. Rangi, an agriculture expert and former Punjab State Farmers Commission adviser, said while the crop condition currently looks good but if overcast condition prevail and it rains in coming days then the wheat crop will absorb moisture, which will delay harvesting and would be a cause of worry for farmers. “If the weather prediction stands true then the harvesting of wheat could be delayed by 7-10 days,” he said. Punjab is expecting about 180 lakh tonnes of wheat production this season against 175 lakh tonnes in 2018. In neighbouring Haryana the agriculture department is expecting to reap 120 lakh tonnes of wheat, close to what the State produced last year. Punjab Agricultural University’s director of research Navtej Singh Bains said that impact of western disturbances so far has fortunately been mild with partially cloudy skies and isolated light showers. “The temperature conditions in last one month have been favourable and the rain by and large beneficial. Early sown wheat is expected to escape terminal heat stress. The productivity of late sown wheat can be impacted by sudden rise in temperature. Overall, if turbulent weather conditions leading to lodging of wheat crop do not occur in the coming 3 to 4 weeks, bumper harvest can be expected,” he said.
Mumbai, May 25 (PTI) Shares of software exporter Tech Mahindra today soared over 14 per cent after the company reported a 90 per cent jump in profit for the March quarter.The stock jumped 14.34 per cent to Rs 548 on BSE.On NSE, shares of the countrys fifth largest software exporter zoomed 10.77 per cent to Rs 532.Tech Mahindra yesterday reported a 90 per cent jump in post-tax profit for the three months to March at Rs 897 crore on wider margins from an expanded revenue base, forex gains and lower tax payout.The company had posted a net profit of Rs 472 crore in the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal.While its total revenues grew to Rs 6,883 crore from Rs 6,116 crore a year ago, its pre-tax profit margin expanded to 17 per cent from 15.4 per cent, lifting the bottom-line for the reporting period.For the full year ending March, the companys net income rose 18.7 per cent to Rs 3,118 crore, while revenue was up 17.1 per cent to Rs 26,494 crore. PTI SUM SRK MKJ
Theo Walcott Walcott reveals why he swapped Arsenal and Wenger for Everton and Allardyce Chris Burton 17:50 2/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Everton Arsenal Premier League Arsène Wenger The England international brought a 12-year stint in north London to a close during the January transfer window as he wants to fulfil his potential Theo Walcott says he took the decision to trade Arsene Wenger and Arsenal for Sam Allardyce and Everton because he wanted to work with a manager who can get the best out of him.After 12 years in north London, the England international swapped Emirates Stadium for Goodison Park during the January transfer window.A £20 million deal took him to Merseyside, with there a sense that the 28-year-old never truly fulfilled his potential with the Gunners despite making close to 400 appearances. Article continues below 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 Walcott believes a change of scenery will help him to reach his peak, with Allardyce considered to be an important figure in that quest.He told Everton’s official website on his thinking behind making a move: “I had that short stint with Sam with England and to see it now every day, the way the intensity of training is and how demanding it is has been great.“I like to go into training every day and try to be better than the day before.“Sam was one of the main reasons why I came to the club. I wanted a manager like that who could get the best out of me.“He is eager to turn results around. There have been a few recent results like getting the draw against West Brom and then beating Leicester City where we have seen improved performances but I have come here to push Everton on. I want to improve the team and anything I can do to help, I will do so.“Results will change, I am sure of it. We need to make sure we are ready and focused for the weekend because we need to start getting some more points in order to be more comfortable.”Walcott has managed two goals in three outings for Everton so far and is already starting to feel settled in new surroundings – despite the Toffees’ last fixture seeing them mauled 5-1 by his former employers at Arsenal.“I have settled really quickly,” added a man with 47 international caps to his name.“When you get to go to events like that and you can get nice and personal with the fans, it’s brilliant. “My experiences of Goodison, however brief so far, have been amazing and given the fact how tight it is, the fans are always behind the team. I loved it straight away. “Having the opportunity to meet with the fans was really good. I feel like Everton can go up and up. It is the right place for me to be.”
In the 18’s Boys division, last year’s top three, New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC), Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) and New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) sit on top of their respective pools after the first day of competition, with three wins each. In Pool A, last year’s title winners, NSWCCC, sit on top of the ladder, scoring 46 touchdowns for and only conceding six against in the opening day of the event. They are closely followed by the Sydney Scorpions, who are also undefeated after day one. 2009 runners up, QSST, are currently leading Pool B, while the Brisbane City Cobras sit in second place, with two wins from their two games on day one. In Pool C, NSWCHS are on top of the table, with the South Queensland Sharks in second place following their two wins and one loss from their day one games. In Pool A of the 18’s Girls division, the Brisbane City Cobras currently sit on top of the ladder, closely followed by QSST, with both teams undefeated on the first day of the event. In Pool B, last year’s runners up, NSWCCC, are currently in first place after day one, with three wins and 36 touchdowns for and only three against so far. NSWCHS also impressed on day one, winning their three games. For all of the results from day one of the 2010 X-Blades National Youth Championships, please click on the following link:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-742-0-119371-0&a=COMPS Help Touch Football Australia reach 1,000 Facebook fans during the 2010 X-Blades National Youth Championships! Click on the following link to become a fan:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384?ref=ts
United States forward Megan Rapinoe has echoed Serena Williams’ comments on equal pay amid the Women’s World Cup winners’ ongoing fight for parity with the men’s team.Rapinoe scored the opening goal as USA beat Netherlands 2-0 in the World Cup final to retain their title during a tournament where the 34-year-old became a global icon.The attacker also had a war of words with US president Donald Trump during the tournament in France after saying she was “not going to the f****** White House”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? American players have been embroiled in an argument over equal pay with governing body U.S. Soccer for many years.After losing the Wimbledon final to Simona Halep on Saturday, tennis great Williams bristled at a suggestion she should scale back her efforts to fight equal pay in order to concentrate on matching Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam singles titles.And Rapinoe, speaking in an interview on NBC on Sunday, backed her fellow American and insisted she will also not be changing her outspoken approach.”You know what? I’m gonna fight for equal pay every day, for myself, for my team, and for every single person out there,” said Rapinoe.”Man, woman, immigrant, US citizen, person of colour, whatever it may be. ‘Equal pay,’ as the great Serena Williams said, ’til I’m in my grave’.”Rapinoe, whose partner is basketball player Sue Bird, also defended her previous comments on Trump when asked what she would say to her fans who support the president and believe she should go to the White House.She added: “I would try to share our message. Do you believe that all people are created equal? Do you believe that equal pay should be mandated?”Do you believe that everyone should have health care? Do you believe that we should treat everyone with respect? Those are the basics of what we’re talking about.”I understand people feel upset or uncomfortable. There’s feelings of disrespect about the anthem protest or things that I’ve said in the past. Ultimately, I am here, open and honest.”I’ve admitted mistakes. I will continue to do that. I’ll continue to be vulnerable and be honest and open and have that conversation.”
Twitter/@MikeAndMikeThe future of SEC coverage for ESPN has been locked down. Paul Finebaum, a name synonymous with the SEC, has reached a multi-year deal with the company to remain a key contributor for the SEC Network and ESPN.The Worldwide Leader had some competition, but landed one of the biggest free agents in the media landscape this summer. Finebaum isn’t going anywhere.The details of his deal were not released. However, ESPN is calling this a “multiyear contract extension” that will see Finebaum continue as host of The Paul Finebaum Show and as an analyst on SEC Nation.Finebaum spoke with ESPN about the news.“I’m thrilled to be a member of the ESPN family and look forward to continuing our show on SEC Network,” Finebaum said. “I consider myself incredibly blessed to do this every day, and I’d like to thank everyone at ESPN, as well as all of our loyal listeners and viewers, for their support.”Fox Sports and the Big Ten Network in the running to land Finebaum. Of course, hearing Finebaum call anything other than the SEC just seems wrong at this point in his career.He belong in the SEC. What would his daily callers do without him?[ESPN]
zoom Port developer and operator Abu Dhabi Ports is to welcome some of the world’s largest bulk carriers as part of a long-term port facility deal signed with UAE-based industrial company Emirates Global Aluminium.Under the agreement, EGA would use Capesize vessels to import bauxite from the Republic of Guinea in West Africa for Al Taweelah alumina refinery through Khalifa Port. The parties informed that, with this deal, Abu Dhabi Ports would be able to develop the port to become the first in the Gulf capable of directly handling these massive ships.Abu Dhabi Ports will fund and complete dredging and widening works to the Khalifa Port approach channel and basin including EGA’s berth. The dredging will deepen the channel to 18.5 metres and basin to 18 metres basis zero tide.EGA plans to use large dry bulk ships to import raw materials without the need to transfer all or some of the cargo to smaller vessels outside the port, reducing long-term shipping costs and improving environmental performance.The development at Khalifa Port is expected to lead to larger ships calling in to Abu Dhabi, boosting the Emirate’s position as a global maritime trade hub.EGA is currently constructing UAE’s first alumina refinery next to its aluminium smelter in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, located adjacent to Khalifa Port. Upon achieving full-production, the Al Taweelah alumina refinery will process five million tonnes of bauxite per annum.“Khalifa Port will be the first port in the region with capsize vessel handling capacity, and with EGA’s long term commitment, will give an important boost to trade and investment in KIZAD and more broadly in the region,” Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, said.Bauxite ore from Guinea will be transported to Abu Dhabi via the global shipping firm Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), under a separate agreement with EGA. One of the vessels K Line will use for this service was named Cape Taweelah in a ceremony held earlier this year.
QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103, Lane Reduction Sections of Highway 103, for eight kilometres from Exit 19 at Trunk 8 to Five Rivers, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, June 30. Work is taking place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-541-5603 CONTINUING WORK CAPE BRETON COUNTY: Highway 125 Traffic on the westbound lanes of Highway 125 near Sydney River will be reduced to one lane between Exit 4 and Exit 5A for repaving until Sunday, July 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset and delays are possible. Drivers should use extra caution. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 YARMOUTH COUNTY: Durkee Bridge Durkee Bridge on Durkee Road will be closed for maintenance until Saturday, June 25, from morning to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-742-2416 PICTOU COUNTY: Trenton Connector The Trenton Connector or Bascule Bridge, between Trenton and Abercrombie Road, will be reduced to one lane for deck and joint repairs until Friday, July 15. Traffic signals on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Cooks Mills Bridge Cooks Mills Bridge, Route 778, about two kilometres southwest from Route 224, is open to local traffic only due to repairs to the steel truss until Thursday, June 30. Drivers should use an alternate route. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104 Lane Closure Traffic on the westbound lanes of Highway 104 will be subject to lane closures between Exits 6 and 7 during repaving. Work is scheduled for completion on Sunday, July 31. Delays are possible. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Office: 902-447-2550 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Traffic on sections of the Halifax-bound lanes of Highway 102 will be reduced to one lane for repaving from north of Stewiacke for four kilometres to Exit 11. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. until Sunday, July 31. Drivers should travel with extra caution in the area. Local Area Office: 902-890-1573 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: George Street A section of George Street, near the Highway 125 overpass, will be reduced to one lane at various times to build a new overpass. Work will take place until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 KINGS COUNTY: Hortonville Bridge Hortonville Bridge, about one kilometre east of Exit 10 on Highway 101, will be reduced to one lane for bridge construction until Thursday, June 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Route 316 Route 316 from 4.7 kilometres west of Trunk 16 to 0.8 kilometres west of the White Head Road will have alternating lane closures for upgrading, cold planing an re-paving until Monday, Oct. 31. Pilot vehicle and traffic control people on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118 The Halifax-bound lanes of Highway 118, from about four kilometres south of the junction with Highway 102 to the junction of Highway 107, will have single-lane closures until Thursday, June 30. Work takes place from 9 a.m. to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 PICTOU COUNTY: Three Brooks Road Three Brooks Road, from Pictou town line to Highway 106, almost nine kilometres, is reduced to one lane for road work until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Public should expect delays. Traffic control people on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 326 Route 326 from south of East Earltown, north for about 6.5 kilometres toward Denmark, will be reduced to one lane for repaving, brush cutting, guardrail repair and other upgrades from until Sunday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site but delays are possible. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Traffic on Corsen Bridge on the Cabot Trail, two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from the Pictou-Colchester county line, east for about 9.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Motorists are advised that there will be a speed zone reduction from 110 km/h to 80km/h when travelling through the two kilometre work zone. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Station Road – Londonderry Station Road, Londonderry will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-893-5785 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until late August, while it is replaced. A detour is available from Shinimicas Road to east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from Exit 22 west to Exit 20, about six kilometres will be reduced to one lane for crack filling and micro-surfacing until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-896-7085 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Route 216 Route 216, from Trunk 4, west for 7.2 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from daylight to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-794-5120 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, for about 6.5 kilometres from Campbell’s Road to south of Chishom Road, and River Deny’s Road, for about two kilometres from Trunk 19, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and asphalt repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Pilot vehicle and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101, Exit 11 and Exit 12 Highway 101, from one kilometre east of Exit 11 (Greenwich) to Exit 12 (New Minas), will be reduced to one lane for patching, crack sealing and surfacing until Sunday, July 31. Traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-538-4199 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Trunk 8 Trunk 8 from Virginia Road intersection south for three kilometres will be reduced to one lane for road work until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 DIGBY COUNTY: D’entremont Road D’entremont Road, from the Comeau Branch Road to the Deveau and Maillet Road, is closed for repairs to the Ben Comeau Bridge at Meteghan River. The closure should last for about two weeks. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Office: 902-769-2192 PICTOU COUNTY: Ferry Road Ferry Road, from the Three Brooks Road to Highway 106, about a half kilometre, will be reduced to one lane for road work until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Public should expect delays. Traffic control people on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge Sperry Bridge in Petite Rivière will be closed for repairs until Friday, July 8. Detour on Route 331 from junction at Italy Cross Road to junction at Petite Rivière. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, Exit 12 to 13, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving until Thursday, June 30. Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 DIGBY COUNTY: Dick Theriault Road The bridge on Dick Theriault Road, about two kilometres southeast of the old DAR crossing, is closed for repairs. There is no detour. Transportation officials will be on site 24 hours a day until the bridge is repaired. Local Area Office: 902-769-2192 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 kilometres per hour and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 326 Route 326 between Upper River John Road and Mountain Road is closed for a culvert replacement. A marked detour route is available. Drivers should use extra caution in the area and obey detour signs. The road is expected to be reopened on Sunday, June 26. Local Area Office: 902-893-5776 HANTS COUNTY: Highway 101, Exit 5 Highway 101, eastbound lanes from Exit 5 east to the beginning of the Portland Cement Concrete Section near Ellershouse, and the westbound lane will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, July 31. Signs are in place. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Bridge The northbound lane of MacLeod Bridge, on the Cabot Trail in Cape North, will be closed for repairs until further notice. A traffic control person will be on site until traffic signals are installed. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 -30- NEW WORK HANTS COUNTY: Walton Bridge Road Walton Bridge Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving June 2, until Thursday, June 30. Traffic will be stop and go. Signs and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-6889 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 289 – Springside Route 289 from Junction 336 (Springside) east for six kilometres will be reduced to one lane for paving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-896-7085 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Two temporary intersections are now in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherlands River. One is located about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection. The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection. They will be used until summer. Local Area Office: 902-755-7184 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 Highway 101, Exit 12 through 13 will be reduced to one lane for cold planing and repaving until Thursday, June 30. Please expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104 from about 1.2 kilometres west of French River Bridge east 6.1 kilometres to Broadway Bridge will be reduced to one lane for crack filling and micro-surfacing until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-896-7085 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245, from Smith Road to Brown’s Mill Road, about six kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and repaving until Friday, Sept. 30. Public should expect delays. Traffic control people on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 QUEENS COUNTY: Trunk 8, Lane Reduction Sections of Trunk 8, from the Department of Natural Resources rifle range for 6.7 kilometres, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, June 30. Work is taking place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-541-5603 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 16 Trunk 16, from almost four kilometres west of Fox Island Road, east to the Canso town line, will have alternating lane closures for gravelling and repaving until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Lane Closure Traffic on Trunk 4 near Exit 7 off Highway 104 will be subject to lane closures during repaving. Traffic will be controlled by signs and traffic control people. Work is scheduled for completion on Sunday, July 31. Delays are possible. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. Local Office: 902-447-2550 ANNAPOLIS COUNTY: Clarence Road Clarence Road, from Fitch Road intersection west for three kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for ditching, culvert replacement, milling, patching, and shouldering until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic control is on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-825-4151 HANTS COUNTY: Greenhill Road Greenhill Road will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, June 30. Traffic will be stop and go. Signs and traffic control people will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-798-6889
The Prime Minister is responding to new allegations against his Minister for Sport, Calgary-Centre MP Kent Hehr.Following the allegations against Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown, at least two women stepped forward on Twitter and spoke about Minister Hehr and his time serving in the Alberta Legislature. One claims women felt unsafe to get in an elevator with him due to inappropriate comments, another claims a similar problem, alleging Hehr once said to her, “you’re yummy.”My poltical #metoo movement @kinsellawarren . I’ve debated this. But that’s the power of sexual harassment. My first day working at the Alberta legislature I was told to avoid being in a elevator with Kent Hehr. He would make comments. He would make you feel unsafe https://t.co/Wm0pDWLvwZ— Kristin Raworth (@JC4ever) January 25, 2018None of these allegations against Hehr have been proven but when asked about it in Davos, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he has been unequivocal in his support for women who step forward with allegations like this.“I haven’t yet had the opportunity to speak directly with Kent, I will in the coming hours and we will have more to say before the plane lifts off tonight,” he said.This is not the first time Hehr has faced controversy over comments. He was alleged to have said to a group of thalidomide victims “we all have sob stories”, and in another incident when asked about why Ottawa continues to fight sick women, Hehr allegedly responded saying that it was a “loaded question” like “When did you stop beating your wife?”
Environment Canada says that despite lots of talk on preserving caribou habitat little has been done.A report from the agency says not much has changed since a survey in April found significant gaps in protecting the threatened species from coast to coast.The report does list dozens of ongoing negotiations, draft plans and provincial promises to restore caribou populations to sustainable levels.But it concludes problems first outlined nine months ago persist.Chief among those is that provincial agencies that license development on caribou habitat aren’t required to follow federal environmental laws.Environmental groups say that sooner or later federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will have to step in with emergency protection orders for some of the vanishing herds.They also say the report shows few new areas to protect caribou have been created.The Canadian Press
CALGARY, A.B. – The Alberta government’s decision to spend $3.7 billion to move more crude by rail was made necessary by its poorly considered move to impose production curtailments, executives with Husky Energy Inc. charged on Tuesday.The Calgary-based company, which has opposed curtailments as an unwelcome interference in the market, raised its level of criticism on a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter results.Husky maintains that its integrated upstream and downstream operations and pipeline contracts had allowed it to continue to make profits even when discounts on western Canadian crude reached record levels last November. “In February and March … the province has said the curtailment is being reduced, but our quota went down,” he said. “So our curtailment went up when the provincial number went down. That’s why I’m a little confused as to how the math works.”He wouldn’t give Husky’s actual quota number but said the company has shut in some conventional heavy oil wells that will likely be too badly damaged to be started up again when curtailment ends.Shares in Husky Energy Inc. fell Tuesday after it reported fourth-quarter net income that missed expectations.Its results were hit by suspended production following an oil spill at its White Rose oilfield off the coast of St. John’s, N.L., a longer-than-expected maintenance shutdown at its refinery in Lima, Ohio, and lower oil prices. “For Husky, it’s absolutely a net negative because we were completely capturing the full value of the value chain prior to curtailment and all that’s happened is we’re producing less barrels now,” said CEO Rob Peabody.The province imposed production quotas as of Jan. 1 on larger producers designed to keep 325,000 barrels per day of crude off the market, supporting prices by opening space on full export pipelines and drawing down overflowing storage.Discounts quickly evaporated, leading to criticism from companies with refining and retail assets like Suncor Energy Inc. and Imperial Oil Ltd. _ who had opposed the production cuts _ that crude-by-rail was no longer profitable.Curtailment supporter Cenovus Energy Inc., however, said it would increase its crude-by-rail shipments as economics would likely improve over time.The province announced last month it would increase production quotas in February and March by 75,000 bpd due to declining storage levels.But Husky chief operating officer Rob Symonds said on the call Husky is actually being hit harder now than it was in January. The Calgary-based company’s stock fell by as much as seven percent on the Toronto Stock Exchange to $14.86 in early afternoon trading.The company reported $216 million in net earnings in the last three months of 2018, versus analyst expectations of $257 million, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.That compared with a profit of $672 million in the same quarter a year earlier.Production averaged 304,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, down from 320,000 boe/d a year earlier.It expects output this year to average 290,000 to 305,000 boe/d, including oil curtailments and the loss of production from White Rose through at least the first quarter.
Ball thought he’d had a heart attack in late 2008 when he lost use of the left side of his body.But after tests showed his heart was healthy, it only took a neurologist a couple minutes to make a diagnosis.“He said the good news is that you don’t have MS or cancer but you do have Parkinson’s. I didn’t know what it was. All I knew is that it was the Michael J. Fox shaky disease. I got smart in a hurry.”Ball and his family were among a small group of participants on Saturday at the Parkinson Canada Superwalk in Port Dover. There was also a fundraiser held Saturday at Brantford’s Mohawk Park.More than 4,000 registered walkers raised $2.25 million across Canada last year.Ball was leading Mitten Inc., makers of vinyl siding and other products, until 2012 when he was forced to leave the business because of his deteriorating health.“With Parkinson’s the more stress you put on yourself, the worse it gets. I had been travelling all over the world and I couldn’t do that anymore.“Everything hurts all the time. It takes twice the energy to do anything I used to do.” jpg, SR Gary Ball is surrounded by his family, including daughter Alyson Lindsay (left), grandsons Holden Lindsay and Jonas Lindsay and wife Mary Ellen Ball, at a fundraising walk for Parkinson’s held on Saturday at Powell Park in Port Dover. Ball was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008. Michelle Ruby/Brantford Expositor Cathy Boose of Port Dover, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease two years ago, participated on Saturday in the Parkinson Canada Superwalk in Powell Park. Michelle Ruby/Brantford Expositor PORT DOVER – Gary Ball was the president and CEO of a thriving Brantford company overseeing hundreds of employees when Parkinson’s disease changed his life. jpg, SR Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disease. Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between the nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson’s appear.The most common symptoms are tremors, slowness and stiffness, impaired balance, and rigidity of the muscles. Also common are fatigue, soft speech, problems with handwriting, stooped posture, constipation, and sleep disturbances.Ball, who now lives in Port Dover, takes Levodopa (also called L-dopa) to help ease his stiff, rigid body parts.“I’m one of the lucky ones,” he said. “Without it, I couldn’t walk.”Cathy Boose was experiencing hand tremors and muscle weakness when she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s two years ago.The retired registered nurse who lives in Port Dover said she’s been able to control her symptoms with regular exercise and medication. Still, she says she has to fight through the fatigue “brain fog” brought on by the disease.“I go along and try to have a good attitude,” she said at Saturday’s fundraiser.Paul Scibetta, community development co-ordinator for Parkinson Canada in southwestern Ontario, said money raised by the kid- and dog-friendly walks goes toward Parkinson’s research, programs and services, printed educational material, and providing doctor and resource referrals to those living with the disease.Scibetta said one of the biggest obstacles facing people is the long wait time – up to 18 months – to see a specialist.Parkinson’s is the fastest-growing neurological condition in the world, prompting researchers to call it a pandemic. About 100,000 Canadians have it. Global prevalence of Parkinson’s is expected to double by 2040 from six million to 12 million.Ball’s wife Mary Ellen, daughter Alyson Lindsay, and grandsons Jonas Lindsay, 12, and nine-year-old Holden Lindsay were at Saturday’s walk to offer support.“I’ve seen first-hand what he goes through,” said Lindsay of her dad. “I watch him struggle every day. This is a man who had a business with 500 employees and was very hands on. He did everything for us. Now he sometimes can’t get out of bed, can’t put his shoes on. It’s a real eye-opener.”Ball, who used to organize fundraising walks in Brantford, said he raises money and participates in the events to help others.“I just don’t want anyone else to get it.”
Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.If you want to give your workplace a boost … hire some gamers: The work of Brock researchers was highlighted in a Dynamic Business article about the benefits of introducing gamers into a work environment. Brock gets $3.8 million to research bees, brains and teen behaviour: News of Brock researchers receiving $3.8 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada received coverage from the St. Catharines Standard (as well as all Postmedia Niagara dailies and weeklies), EZ Rock 105.7 and Erie Media.Worth reading — Tried and true manuals for success: Michael Armstrong, an associate professor in Brock’s Goodman School of Business, wrote a piece for The National Post about books he recommends that are meant to lead readers down the path to success.From Stoney Creek to Fort Hope, Rebecca Jerome’s first teaching job is an opportunity of a lifetime: Recent Brock graduate Rebecca Jerome was featured in a Hamilton Spectator article that explored her decision to head to a First Nations community to take on her first teaching job.Did we miss something? If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at firstname.lastname@example.org
Redshirt sophomore safety Wayne Davis announced his intentions to transfer from Ohio State to continue his collegiate career elsewhere via Twitter on Thursday.New Chapter #GodsPlan pic.twitter.com/O7KYcQeDi7— Wayne Davis Jr (@Waynedavis1_) May 10, 2018Davis had three years of eligibility remaining, but did not see meaningful time at Ohio State, and looked to be remaining on the sidelines for the upcoming season.A consensus four-star recruit out of high school, Davis redshirted the 2016 season, but appeared in only two games for a total of 10 snaps last season. He was listed as the 335th prospect in the 2016 class, the 33rd cornerback and No. 7 prospect in the state of Virginia, according to 247Sports composite rankings.Following Davis’ transfer, Ohio State is now down to 85 scholarships, the mandated number the NCAA requires from any college team.Davis was unlikely to see playing time given the depth of safeties at Ohio State. Junior safety Jordan Fuller, who has already been announced as a probable starter, will likely be paired up with either sophomore Isaiah Pryor, sophomore Brendan White or redshirt sophomore Jahsen Wint for the 2018 season.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby could lead a much quieter life without a royal title. Here, Camilla Tominey explores how his life could be different without the trappings of HRH.
Leonardo Semplici maintains SPAL could have mustered a point from the Milan game but for the brilliance of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.The Spallini had taken the lead through Andrea Petagna, but Milan were too strong for them as they overturned the deficit to win 2-1 thanks to Samu Castillejo and Gonzalo Higuain“We played the game we needed to. Milan were in good shape and their strikers, including Suso, would shift the balance to cause us problems,” the Coach told Football Italia.Semplici warns SPAL as they play Atalanta tonight Manuel R. Medina – August 25, 2019 The SPAL manager, Leonardo Semplici, believes their rival tonight is “one of the strongest sides in Italy as they begging their 2019-2020 campaign.“In the second half, we really deserved a point and Gianluigi Donnarumma rescued the result for Milan at the end.“It’s disappointing because not every team comes to San Siro and plays with this degree of confidence, so leaving with a defeat inevitably creates regrets.“We had found a tactical way to shut down Suso, whereas with 3-5-2 we had struggled with our positioning. Now we go into 2019 and must secure our place in Serie A because we’ve proved we are not just passing through.”
A Vancouver woman was identified as the driver of a fatal crash that was discovered at least 12 hours later on the Oregon Coast. A hitchhiker along Highway 101 just north of Cannon Beach, Ore. heard cries for help and spotted a crashed car 40 feet down a heavily wooded embankment Sunday evening, according to Oregon State Police. Emergency crews were notified about 8:30 p.m., and responded to find Gabriela Rayon, 21, of Vancouver seriously injured and her passenger, Ruth A. Delgado, 23, of Los Angeles, deceased. Authorities said that Rayon was driving a 2004 Chevrolet four-door south on Highway 101 when for an unconfirmed reason the car left the roadway and went down an embankment. The passenger side of the car struck a tree and the vehicle then came to rest on the ground in heavy brush among the trees and was not visible from the roadway. The crash apparently occurred at least 12 hours prior to the hitchhiker spotting the car, according to state patrol. Rayon was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria but was later transferred to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland where she is listed in fair condition. Oregon State Patrol is continuing its investigation into the crash.
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Individual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioCouples’ Decision To Fight Alaska’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban A Personal OneAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – JuneauFive gay couples are behind the lawsuit challenging Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage. The suit was filed Monday in federal court. And in this case, the political is especially personal.Diesel Fuel Spilled Into Nushagak RiverMike Mason, KDLG – DillinghamA vessel transiting the Nushagak River apparently hit something overnight that punctured a fuel tank. An estimated 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the vessel.East High School Most Diverse In NationAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageSeniors from most of Anchorage’s high schools are graduating this week and next. The district’s high schools rank among the most diverse in the nation. East high tops that list with more than 2,000 kids from every corner of the world.APICDA Tries to Draw Graduate Students Back Home Lauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaCommunity development quota, or CDQ groups, are supposed to harness some of the wealth from western Alaska’s booming fisheries. They all invest in education, by handing out scholarships to coastal residents.But, one CDQ group is changing the way it invests in graduate students, to get the returns it wants.Unalaska Tallies Cost of Blasting Issues at Wastewater Plant, Landfill Annie Ropeik, KUCB – UnalaskaIt’s been a year since Unalaska started uncovering big problems with a major construction project in town. Work is moving forward on the city’s wastewater treatment plant. But, the city is still trying to put a price on the damage done.Copper River Salmon Fishing Kicks Off ThursdayTony Gorman, KCHU – ValdezThe Copper River commercial fishing season kicks off Thursday morning.Old And Bold Pilots: Chuck SassaraLori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageAlaska is celebrating a century of aviation. As part of an occasional series on Alaska aviators, we’re gathering stories of flying. Chuck Sassara came to Alaska in 1955 after graduating from UCLA. He and his wife Ann drove the Alaska Highway in a VW bus. He got a job the day they got to Anchorage with Pacific Northern Airlines.