More Man City defensive woes as Stones out injuredby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City and England defender John Stones will be out for between four and five weeks after suffering a muscle injury in training.The 25 year old suffered the injury on Tuesday as City prepared for Wednesday’s Champions League group game with Shakhtar Donetsk.”He (Stones) is out four, five or six weeks. He was injured in training this morning. It is a muscular problem,” boss Pep Guardiola said.”For me as a manager it is an incredible challenge. But I believe in something people don’t know about – spirit and commitment. We will make steps forward to solve this problem,” Guardiola added. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say
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The annual Big Stage talent competition put on by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is in full swing in Kingston and St. Andrew (KSA) JCDC’s KSA Parish Manager, Paulette Sutherland, told JIS News that four auditions have already been held in Olympic Gardens, August Town, McGregor Gully, and Red Hills Square.Others are scheduled for the Trench Town Community Centre on July 7; and at the Duhaney Park Community Centre on July 15.The acts selected from the auditions will compete in the Big Stage grand finale on July 28 at Mandela Park in Half-Way Tree. Contestants will also showcase their talents at the KSA Emancipation/Independence activities for Jamaica 55.The finalists will have the opportunity to hone their skills at a development workshop scheduled for the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on July 18 starting at 6:00 p.m.The workshop will focus on stage presence, microphone techniques, presentation, audience interaction and general delivery.Ms. Sutherland said the Big Stage grand finale is free of cost to the public, and the top acts will receive cash prizes in addition to trophies and other incentives.The Big Stage competition, which evolved from the JCDC Popular Cultural Expressions/Pop and Variety, and Star Search contests, seeks to identify, promote and train talents in the areas of dance, singing, deejaying, stand-up comedy, novelty acts, magic/conjuring, signing and miming. It is open to Jamaicans aged 18 and over.Ms. Sutherland said the annual competition provides an opportunity, particularly for unattached youth in rural and inner-city communities, to showcase their talents and earn an income.A new aspect of the competition this year is that the winners at each audition will receive a cash award of $10,000.Entry forms and other details of the competition are available at the JCDC website at www.jcdc.gov.jm; its social media pages; the JCDC Head Office at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue in Kingston; the Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Office, 36 Hope Road, Kingston 10; or Tel: 960-7725.
The Nova Scotia Emergency Measures Organization is advising Nova Scotians to use added caution as they proceed to work today, Jan. 17, during a winter storm. Visibility is severely limited in places due to blowing snow and freezing rain across the province, but all highway clearing equipment is in operation and all highways are open.
“I want everybody to be very careful as they travel to and from work today,” said Ernest Fage, Minister responsible for Emergency Measures Organization. “This storm may not be as severe as others we have had, but no one should be lulled into a false sense of security. The fact is that any inclement weather has its own risks and challenges. I encourage all Nova Scotians to be mindful of those who may need some assistance in the face of this storm, and to lend a hand where they can.”
Capital spending on industrial chemical industry projects in Canada this year is expected to jump by 65 per cent to $1.9 billion, the highest since $2.2 billion in 2014 and third-highest in a decade, according to a year-end members survey by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, which represents producers of 75 per cent of the country’s chemical products by value.Employment is expected to rise by about four per cent or 640 jobs to 17,670.The growth is coming despite rising concern over single-use plastics. Many jurisdictions are banning plastic straws and grocery bags in reaction to scenes like the great Pacific Ocean floating garbage island between Hawaii and California and dead and dying sea creatures.“Yes, we need plastics. What we want is to stop wasting plastics,” said Keith Brooks, programs director for Environmental Defence, who says voluntary initiatives by industry aren’t good enough.His organization is calling for a national strategy with performance standards and tougher enforcement to get Canada to zero plastic waste by 2025.Capital spending in Canada this year will come mainly from construction already underway on two projects to turn petrochemicals produced with natural gas into plastic pellets: Inter Pipeline Ltd.’s $3.5-billion polypropylene project in central Alberta and the $2-billion expansion of Nova Chemicals Corp.’s polyethylene plant at Sarnia, Ont. Meanwhile, a final investment decision is expected soon on a $4-billion polypropylene project by a joint venture of Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. and a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp., eligible for $300 million in royalty credits under the 2016 Alberta program.“Our made-in-Alberta plan means new projects must do the right thing for the environment, and by upgrading more here at home instead of shipping our raw product south of the border, we reduce emissions and ensure Alberta is among the most responsible and lowest emissions petrochemical producers in the world,” provincial Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said in a statement.David Chappell, senior vice-president of petrochemical development for Inter Pipeline, wouldn’t say if the company has applied for further government funding, but conceded it would be “crazy” not to consider it.“Even in a low-carbon future, you’re going to see huge demand for petrochemicals and that’s good for the future of Alberta and the oil and gas industry,” he said.Canadian petrochemical expansions are dwarfed by the activity south of the border.A total of 333 new U.S. chemical industry projects using shale gas had been announced as of September, according to the American Chemistry Council. Those projects account for US$202 billion in new capital investment and are expected to create 431,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2025.In both Canada and the U.S., the main driver of growth is an ample and inexpensive supply of natural gas-based feedstocks like methane, ethane and propane that can be transformed into chemical building blocks such as methanol, ammonia, ethylene and propylene, said Stephen Zinger, senior vice-president, chemicals, at consultancy Wood Mackenzie.Provincial and federal government supports, and Ottawa’s recent decision to allow a 100 percent accelerated capital cost allowance for new investments, are being noticed by investors, said Bob Masterson, CEO of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada.“Where for most of the last decade the global chemistry community has just bypassed Canada … now we’re back on the radar. We’ve got the resource, we’ve got the people and now we’re starting to see the favourable investment conditions at the provincial and federal level,” he said.The Canadian industry is well aware of its environmental reputation.The CIAC supports a target of 100 percent of plastics packaging to be either reusable, recyclable or recovered by 2040 (and 100 percent to be recyclable or recoverable by 2030), although it acknowledges it can’t accomplish that without the co-operation of manufacturers, regulators and the general public.On Wednesday, Nova Chemicals announced it was one of 30 founding members of the International Alliance to End Plastic Waste, which is making a combined initial commitment of US$1 billion to find ways over the next five years to eliminate plastic waste in the environment.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) The former is to receive $200 million in royalty credits under a 2016 Alberta NDP government program _ the latter is backed by $100 million through Ontario’s Jobs and Prosperity Fund and $35 million from Ottawa’s Strategic Investment Fund.“On a global basis, as all jurisdictions are trying to attract investment, the governments at various levels, federal, state and provincial, play a role,” said Nova CEO Todd Karran in an interview.He said it’s always been so, the company’s $1-billion polyethylene expansion at its central Alberta complex, opened in 2016, benefited from a multimillion-dollar provincial royalty credit program created by a Progressive Conservative government to spur new sources of ethane to remedy a shortage of feedstock.Last year, Alberta announced two programs worth $2.1 billion in royalty credits, grants and loans to encourage investments in petrochemical feedstock and manufacturing facilities. Winning bids are expected to be announced soon. CALGARY, A.B. – Canada’s slow-growing petrochemical industry is headed for its biggest surge of expansion spending in five years in 2019, thanks in large part to incentive programs by federal and provincial governments.The government support has angered environmental groups who point out that almost 90 percent of plastics used in this country wind up as litter or in landfills.But it’s welcomed by the industry as a necessary factor if Canada is to keep up with its competitors in the United States.
Kolkata: The cyclone ‘Fani’, which is currently located over Bay of Bengal at 1,170 km Southwest of the city, is expected to gain strength in the next 24 hours and likely to bring heavy showers in the coastal districts of Bengal.The state government has already issued an alert asking fishermen not to voyage into the sea from May 2 and those who have already sailed have been asked to return within the evening of May 1 as a strong wind is set to hit the South Bengal districts on May 2. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe state government has also asked the East Midnapore district administration to take adequate preventive measures in this regard. Senior administrative officials of the district issued instructions saying that a strong vigil will be conducted on the beaches of Digha, Mandarmani and other coastal areas, to ensure that no visitors bathe in the sea on May 2 and May 3 as it will remain turbulent. The district administration has also asked all the fishing organisations not to sail any fishing boats during this period. All watersports activities in beaches will be shut down in the wake of the cyclonic storm as well. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore said heavy rainfall will lash various South Bengal districts, including the city, between May 3 and 4. The districts like North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Jhargram, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly will receive heavy to very heavy rainfall. On May 2 there may be light rainfall in the coastal districts. A gusty wind with an average speed of 60-85 km/h will be sweeping through various South Bengal districts on May 3 and 4. In some coastal areas, the wind speed may go up to 100 km/h. Sanjib Bandyopadhyay, deputy director general of the Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore, said on Tuesday: “The cyclone ‘Fani’ will intensify in the next 24 hours, as a result of which various South Bengal districts will receive heavy rainfall along with strong wind. Some of the North Bengal districts will also witness rainfall and strong breeze. The cyclone will initially advance in the Northwest direction and take a sudden turn towards Northeast on May 1.” It may be mentioned here that the city and various South Bengal districts have been facing a hot and humid spell for quite some time. Until recently, there was no system in the region that could trigger a thunderstorm. Warm winds have been blowing into Gangetic Bengal from Northwest and Central India, leading to a heat-wave like condition in Bankura, Purulia, Birbhum and Jhargram.
“The leaders had a good meeting in a friendly atmosphere,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Tayé-Brook Zerihoun said of the latest in a series of talks between Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat since the most recent effort to resolve the decades-old Cyprus problem was launched in the northern spring.“They began with a one-hour tête-à-tête. They then resumed their discussions on governance, focusing this time on the federal public service on which they identified a number of convergences,” he told reporters after the meeting in the UN Protected Area in Nicosia.In a report released today Mr. Ban said he was encouraged by the latest talks, and called for a six-month extension, till 15 June 2009, of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) that has been in place on the island since 1964 after the outbreak of intercommunal violence. “The decision on 3 September 2008 by Mr. Christofias and Mr. Talat to resume formal negotiations towards a comprehensive settlement on the basis of a bizonal, bicommunal federation with political equality was encouraging,” he tells the Security Council. “It reflected political courage, vision and commitment, which both leaders clearly share…“My assessment is that, on the whole, negotiations are moving ahead well, with both parties presenting their respective positions and engaging with each other in a constructive and open manner.”Mr. Ban notes that the issues to be addressed are difficult, and differences along the way will naturally appear, but he adds: “I am confident that both leaders will remain engaged through regular meetings and committed to seeing the process through. A further reason for optimism is the excellent personal chemistry that the leaders enjoy. Their sensitivity to each other’s needs and political constraints are unique assets in helping them move forward together with determination and confidence.”But he stresses that both leaders will to “actively explain to their respective communities that compromise is indispensable if a solution is to be reached, and to explain and promote the benefits of a win-win solution in the economic, political, security-related and other fields.”Representatives of the leaders are to meet tomorrow to carry forward discussions on some aspects of governance and the two will hold further discussions on 16 December, when they will take up the issue of external relations.In his report Mr. Ban notes that the situation in the buffer zone has remained stable, apart from minor incidents of low-level irritants or intimidation, with UNFICYP focusing on maintaining stability and pursuing military confidence-building measures. 2 December 2008Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders held further talks today as part of United Nations-sponsored negotiations aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island, focusing their discussions this time on a federal public service.
Rio Tinto Alcan reaches tentative deal with locked-out workers at Quebec smelter by News Staff Posted Jul 2, 2012 12:05 pm MDT ALMA, Que. – Rio Tinto Alcan has struck a tentative deal with the union representing nearly 800 locked-out workers at its aluminum smelter in Alma, Que.Workers will vote on the agreement in principle later this week â€” which could end a six-month-long labour dispute with the company.The union has declined to comment on the proposed agreement until after its members have had a chance to vote on it.The Alma plant hosts one of the aluminum giant’s most-important smelters in North America.Rio Tinto Alcan (NYSE:RIO) locked out 780 workers on Dec. 30 after last-ditch contract talks collapsed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
“The Secretary-General welcomes President Hadi’s ongoing efforts to restructure the Yemeni armed forces with a view to integrating them under unified, national and professional leadership and command based on the rule of law,” his spokesperson said in a statement. The Security Council noted that the restructuring efforts are in accordance with Yemen’s Transition Agreement signed in Riyadh on 23 November 2011, and Security Council resolutions 2014 (2011) and 2051 (2012), and supported the goals and objectives of the National Dialogue Conference. In their press statement., members of the Security Council reiterated the need for the transitional period in Yemen to be a Yemeni-led process, “underpinned by a commitment to democracy, good governance, rule of law, national reconciliation and respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people in Yemen.”They also called upon all parties to honour the timetable and benchmarks set out in the Transition Agreement and for all sides “to act in good faith, in a peaceful, transparent, constructive, and reconciliatory manner.” Yemen has been undergoing a democratic transition, under the leadership of Mr. Hadi, who came to power in an election in February 2012. This followed the Transition Agreement signed by warring factions in November 2011 on a transitional settlement in the wake of widespread protests similar to those seen across the Middle East and North Africa and the resignation of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.Mr. Hadi has said he would work to create the necessary conditions and take the necessary steps to integrate the armed forces under unified, national and professional leadership in the context of the rule of law, as set forth in the Agreement. According to this week’s media reports, President Hadi removed the relatives of his ousted predecessor, Mr. Saleh, from the intelligence agency and the elite Republican Guard.The move reportedly aims to unify the army, which is divided between Mr. Saleh’s allies and opponents. Meanwhile, Yemen has started a constitution-making process and is starting to prepare for general elections in 2014. As part of this process, the country held a national dialogue conference on 18 March. Earlier this month, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser Jamal Benomar said Yemen continues to stand as the only example in the region of a peaceful negotiated transition that is based on a comprehensive roadmap and a genuine national dialogue.The UN has been providing support in Yemen’s transition in four key areas: political facilitation; technical support; capacity-building; and a public information and awareness campaign.
In a press briefing in Geneva, the spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Rupert Colville, reiterated calls on Boko Haram and other extremist groups in Nigeria to cease their “cowardly attacks” against civilians and politicians, members of Government institutions, security forces and foreign nationals. “The High Commissioner has also noted that members of Boko Haram and other groups and entities, if judged to have committed widespread or systematic attacks against a civilian population – including on grounds such as religion or ethnicity – could be found guilty of crimes against humanity,” Mr. Colville added. “Deliberate acts leading to population “cleansing” on grounds of religion or ethnicity could also amount to a crime against humanity,” he stressed.In recent weeks, more than 220 people have been killed in violent clashes between military forces and the Islamist group, Boko Haram.OHCHR has urged the Nigerian Government to abide by human rights principles during security patrols, saying it is concerned about the large number of casualties, reportedly including many civilians, and massive destruction of houses and property.“We urge the Government of Nigeria to ensure the regime of safeguards set out in international human rights law is respected during its emergency operations,” Mr. Colville reiterated today.In a statement yesterday from his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he remains very concerned about the ongoing instability in the country and underscored the need for all concerned to fully respect human rights and to safeguard the lives of all Nigerians.
Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) flexes in the end zone after scoring a touchdown. OSU won against Michigan, 42-41, Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorANN ARBOR, Mich. – It may not have been easy, but the Ohio State football team is perfect once again.The Buckeyes (12-0, 8-0) fought off archrival Michigan (7-5, 3-5), 42-41, to extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 24 games and keep their BCS National Championship dreams alive.“That’s an instant classic,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said after the win. “Someone asked me the question about which means more – our 24th win in a row or a second win against our rivals and no question – second win against our rivals … That was a battle, and great game.”Michigan scored with just 32 seconds on the clock and elected to go for two and the win, but redshirt-junior quarterback Devin Gardner’s pass was intercepted by redshirt-freshman defensive back Tyvis Powell at the goal line to end the game.Powell said after the win that he knew the play was coming, thanks to OSU special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs.“The last thing I remember is Coach Coombs was like, ‘Tyvis, they going to motion in to triple stack and No. 3’s (Michigan redshirt-freshman wide receiver Bo Dever) going to run an angle route,’” Powell said. “So right there, me and (sophomore linebacker) Josh (Perry) made a swap … Josh ended up going on the blitz, he got the pressure on him, they threw the ball. I ran, I was able to listen to Coach Coombs, and there (the ball) was.”OSU rode the legs of senior running back Carlos Hyde and junior quarterback Braxton Miller to victory, as the two combined for 379 yards rushing and four touchdowns, the last of which by Hyde gave the Buckeyes the lead, 42-35, with 2:20 to go.The Wolverines took the lead early, scoring on their first possession of the game as Gardner topped off a 99 yard drive when he ran it in from one yard out to give Michigan the lead, 7-0.The Buckeyes would answer quickly, though, as Miller found junior wide receiver Devin Smith behind the defense for a 53-yard touchdown which tied the game.Michigan would drive right down the field against the Buckeye defense again on its next possession, taking the lead again after redshirt-senior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for four yards and a touchdown.The back-and-forth affair continued as OSU kept the ball on the ground and Miller scampered 53 yards to knot the score at 14.“We reached a point where we had to match score for score,” Meyer said about the early scoring.Michigan drove right down the field again against the OSU defense on its next possession, taking the lead again after Gardner found Gallon again, this time for a 17-yard touchdown.After the ensuing kickoff, a fight broke out between the two teams that resulted in three ejections. OSU freshman running back Dontre Wilson and redshirt-senior right guard Marcus Hall were thrown out after throwing a punch, and sophomore linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone was kicked out for Michigan.“I’m disappointed with that,” Meyer said after about the fight. “I don’t know … we had a little chat about that and that’s not acceptable.”It wasn’t until just before the half ended that OSU would tie the game again as Miller scrambled 21 yards for a touchdown after faking out multiple defenders.After three and outs by both offenses to open the second half, Miller would score twice more in the third to give OSU the lead 35-21. The Buckeye quarterback ran for his third touchdown on the ground and then found junior tight end Jeff Heuerman down the middle of the field for a 22-yard score.In the fourth quarter, Gardner found senior wide receiver Drew Dileo for an 11-yard touchdown to make the score 35-28 in favor of OSU.On the Buckeyes’ next possession, Hyde fumbled the football after fighting for extra yardage near midfield. Michigan would recover, and Gardner hit freshman tight end Jake Butt from two yards out on third and goal to tie the game.“I was surprised on that one that I was still up,” Hyde said about the play when he fumbled. “I was still pushing … I seen that I was past the first down ’cause I looked over and I was past the first down, and you know, the ball just came out man. It happens.”The Buckeye defense was torched all game long as Gardner finished with 451 yards passing and four touchdowns. But it made the play when it mattered, and OSU recovered an onside kick try to secure the win.Hyde finished with a game high 226 yards rushing – the most for any Buckeye player against Michigan ever – and Miller had two touchdowns through the air despite only completing six passes.After securing its second straight undefeated regular season, OSU is set to travel to Indianapolis Saturday to face off against Michigan State (11-1, 8-0) in the Big Ten Championship game. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m.“I’m gonna let these guys enjoy (this win),” Meyer said. “But they get it. That’s a very smart team in there and we chatted about that and we start immediately on the championship game.”
Updated 14/04/13A 19-YEAR-OLD male has been charged in relation to the death of Jamie Lindsay in Athy on 6 April.The male is due to appear at a special sitting of Naas District Court at 8.00pm tonight. Three other people remain in custody.Three men and one woman were arrested yesterday during a search and arrest operation in Athy and Stradbally. A car was also seized in the operation.Dublin native Lindsay, 20, was shot dead outside his home in Coney Meadows in the Coneyboro estate in Athy, Co Kildare.- Additional reporting by Paul HylandComments are now disabled as legal proceesings are active.Read: Athy shooting victim named as Jamie Lindsay
Stay on target Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva is a serious anime fan, so when she works on special figure skating routines, she’s not afraid to incorporate her love of anime into the mix. This year at the International Skating Union, where the annual World Team Trophy in Figure Skating is held, Evgenia was selected for her country as a part of Team Russia. She decided to use a Sailor Moon-themed routine for her entry.For one of her performances, she chose to skate to “Moonlight Densetsu,” the original Japanese-language opening for the classic magical girl anime series. She came out onto the ice dressed as protagonist Usagi Tsukino (Serena) and then doffed Usagi’s school uniform for a re-enactment of Usagi’s transformation into Sailor Moon at the beginning of the performance.She’s singing along to the theme song as she zips around the ice, her hair in twin-tails with buns just like Usagi, and before the end of her performance she ends things with Sailor Moon’s signature pose and the phrase “Tsuki ni kawatte, oshioki yo!” That’s “In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you!” for all you non-Sailor Moon fans.It was a joy to watch Medvedeva swirl around on the ice like some sort of moon princess herself, and the performance was a gorgeous homage to the bombastically popular Sailor Moon series. It’s clear this girl is standing for us otaku, and I’d love to meet and pick her brain about some of her favorite Sailor Moon moments. She’s clearly making her mark on the figure skating community as well as Japanese fans, and this is a girl I’d love to see more amazing anime-inspired routines from.Check out her full routine in the video below and marvel at her transformation sequence as well as perfectly choreograph lip movements to the song and Usagi’s dialogue. The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeThe Best Anime On Hulu
WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Joseph Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, WWE is posting a series of videos featuring Hispanic stars. The most recent video features Zelina Vega (above).Zelina reveals that Rey Mysterio was a hero of hers growing up and actually inspired her to overcome her fear of rejection for her height and become a professional wrestler.She also states that Mysterio was everything she could have hoped for when she met him in person, and that he gave her words of encouragement. Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)
ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 22, 2017 – The Appellate Court of the Turks and Caicos Islands yesterday February 21, 2017 issued its long anticipated Judgement in the matter of the Tuscany and Venetial Strata Corporations V Turks and Caicos Government and Dessarolous Group – developers of the proposed five star Ritz Carlton Hotel. In an oral release of the judgement in open court it upheld the decision of the Supreme Court that the former PNP government exercising its perogative, followed the correct procedure in changing the policy to allow the development of 12 storey structures in designated areas of Providenciales. It dismissed the appeal filed by those opposed to the height increase to 12 storeys. The matter was heard in September of 2016, with the Court of Appeal reserving judgement until this morning.The leader of the PNP and the Opposition Hon. C. Washington Misick said “I am delighted that for the second time the Court has agreed that the process used to change the policy allowing for the increase of building heights in designated areas in the Turks & Caicos Islands by the former PNP Government was indeed correct. I hope that this game of attrition by the opponents of this project aimed at frustrating the developer and protecting the status quo will now come to an end. We in the Opposition, look forward to the Developers following the normal planning and continuing with their development to the benefit of the economy and the people of these islands.”The construction of the Ritz Carlton Resort proposed development in which the Rufus Ewing government had invested tremendous effort with the objective of increasing visitor accommodation, jobs, and counter-balancing other powerful interest in the industry was scheduled to commence development in the middle of 2015, but was frustrated by robust opposition from competitors and their surrogates since 2015.Those in opposition to the development of this high-end project was supported by the current PDM government. While in opposition, members of the PDM party either opposed the project outright or gave opponents of the project tacit backing. Among those who gave their tacit support to the opponents is the current Premier, who at no time expressed support for the project. In addition, comments made in her recent contribution to the throne speech may be interpreted that the project may be subject to a new development master plan. This statement has created uncertainty around her government’s commitment to the project.Now that the court has ruled, the Premier should make a clear and unequovacal statement as to whether her government stands behind the project or not. Such a statement may be pre-emptive and should send a strong message to the petitioners who it is rumoured are considering an appeal to the Privy Council.Commenting on the judgement, PNP Chairman, Honourable Royal Robinson stated, “It is imperative that the current governmenent pushes forward with ensuring that this project comes to fruition, as it will tremendously benefit the people of this country opening up new opportunities for employment, entrepreneurship and economic empowerment.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you
Indian stock markets rallied for the second day on Wednesday led by positive global cues and value buying by investors. The rally was led by pharma, metal and realty stocks, aided by Larsen & Toubro’s impressive second quarter (Q2) results. Lupin was the top Sensex gainer to close 5.22 percent higher at Rs 1,487; the 30-scrip benchmark index ended 91 up at 26,051, or 0.35 percent.The BSE Healthcare gained 2.19 percent while the BSE Realty closed 3.41 percent higher on a day when sentiments got lifted after US stock markets rallied for the second straight day on Tuesday.In its sectoral update, HDFC Securities said that the Indian pharma market expanded 8.3 percent YoY to Rs 10,600 crore in October. “Notably, volume and price growth was relatively flat at 2.6 percent and 2.2 percent YoY, respectively, in October 2016,” the brokerage said in a note on Wednesday. Besides Lupin, Sun, Cadila, Sanofi and Torrent were top performers in October. “Lupin reported the highest growth in Oct-16 at 21.2 percent YoY on the back of significant growth in Anti-Diabetic and Respiratory portfolios (47.9 percent YoY and 30.3 percent YoY respectively). Cadila (13.6 percent), Sun Pharma (13.5 percent), Sanofi (12.5 percent) and Torrent (10.8 percent) all also outperformed the IPM (8.3 percent) in October 2016,” HDFC Securities said.Strangely, a report said that Vietnam has blacklisted 39 Indian pharmaceutical companies, including Aurobindo Pharma, Cadila and Mcleods Pharmaceuticals.Asian Paints, Tata Steel, NPTC and Larsen & Toubro were the other top Sensex gainers on Wednesday. “Drop in valuation is prompting investors to accumulate, however a tepid growth outlook for H2FY17 is refraining them. The pivotal point is yet to be found, this is a time when the participants start looking for the long term benefit from the government’s demonetization. Stock specific action and positive cues from global market supported the uptick in the market,” Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services said in a note.Among realty stocks, Indiabulls Real Estate gained 10.13 percent (Rs 69), NBCC 7.51 percent (Rs 227) and DLF 5.27 percent (Rs 116).The Indian rupee closed 10 paise down at 68.26 to the US dollar. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs/FPIs) were net sellers of Indian equities worth Rs 1,023 crore while their Indian counterparts (DIIs) were net buyers of stocks worth Rs 1,254 crore according to provisional data published by the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
Hundreds of Rohingya people take shelter at Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari border area on 30 August. Photo: Prothom Alo A man was shot to death and a woman was knifed dead in Rohingya camps within Myanmar territory near Bandarban’s Ghundhum and Tumbru zero points in the past few days.Chowdhury Abu Taher, a local resident of Tumbru Bazar area, said a Rohingya man Zaker Ullah and his wife Ayesha Begum went a kilometre into Myanmar territory where Zaker was shot dead and his wife was knifed to death by some associates of the Myanmar army.The couple has a son, he added.Another woman was severely injured by a blast in the border area on Monday. Red Crescent took the injured woman to a Kutupalang Rohingya camp hospital on the Bangladesh side on Monday.Head teacher of a primary school at Tumbru Bazar, Hamidul Haque, said both legs of Fatema Begum, a Rohingya woman, were blown off by a blast near the border of Bangladesh’s Tumbru Bazar.Local people said they were terrified by gunfire and a cloud of dark smoke inside Myanmar territory near the Ghundhum and Tumbru border line.The locals also said that earlier on Sunday, the Myanmar army shot four rounds at Tumbru Bazar. One of the bullets hit Abdul Karim’s shop.Officials of the Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) said the situation inside Bangladesh is peaceful. “We don’t know anything about what is happening on the Myanmar side as there is no contact with Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) since 25 August.”Amid continuous violence against Rohingya in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, a number of refugees, mostly Rohingyas, crossed into Bangladesh on Monday as well. According to the United Nations, the number of refugees in Bangladesh rose to 90,000 on Monday.
US president Donald Trump (R) talks with US Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts as he departs after delivering his State of the Union address to a joint session of the US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, US on 30 January 2018. Photo: ReutersUS chief justice John Roberts on Wednesday pointedly defended the independence of the federal judiciary a day after president Donald Trump called a judge who ruled against his policy barring asylum for certain immigrants an “Obama judge,” but Trump swiftly rejected the rebuke.The remarks by Roberts represented his first public response to Trump over the Republican president’s persistent criticism of the federal courts. Opponents of Trump have called his criticism of judges an attack on the rule of law in the United States.”We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts, a conservative who was appointed by Republican former President George W. Bush, said in a statement released by the Supreme Court in response to a news media inquiry.”What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for,” Roberts added, though his statement did not mention Trump by name.In a Twitter post, Trump wrote in response: “Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country.”It is unusual for a US chief justice, who presides over the nine-member US Supreme Court, to issue such a statement in response to a president. The US constitution established the federal judiciary as a co-equal branch of government with the executive and legislative branches as part of a system of checks and balances on power. Presidents nominate federal judges and the Senate confirms them.Ilya Somin, a law professor at George Mason University in Virginia, said Roberts’ unusual direct response to Trump “is sending up a signal that Trump has gone beyond the pale of responsible political discourse.””For a long time the chief justice didn’t respond to it. I suspect at some point Roberts decided enough was enough and he had to say something,” Somin added.Oath Of OfficeRoberts, who administered the oath of office to Trump when he was sworn in as president last year, has himself been the target of Trump’s attacks, in particular because of a 2012 ruling that preserved Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement, the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare.In a tweet after that ruling, Trump wrote, “Congratulations to John Roberts for making Americans hate the Supreme Court because of his BS.”Trump on Tuesday took aim at US district judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco, who on Monday temporarily blocked an order by the president that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy. Tigar was appointed by Democratic former president Barack Obama.”This was an Obama judge,” Trump said. “And I’ll tell you what. It’s not going to happen like this anymore.”Trump also blasted the entire San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from federal courts in nine western states including California.Trump called the 9th Circuit unfair and a “disgrace.” That court has ruled against Trump’s administration in several high-profile cases including his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries and his bid to rescind a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants brought into the country as children.In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Trump heaped scorn on the idea that the 9th Circuit “was indeed an ‘independent judiciary,'” and said its rulings “are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!”Judges in that region have also blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project Trump has championed, and his administration’s effort to restrict the military service of transgender troops.In the asylum case, Tigar issued a temporary restraining order against the asylum rules, calling them an “extreme departure” from prior practice.Trump last year referred to a jurist who ruled against him on his travel ban as a “so-called judge.” Trump as a presidential candidate in 2016 said a judge in a case involving Trump University was biased against him because of the jurist’s Mexican-American heritage.With the help of a Senate controlled by his fellow Republicans, Trump has appointed a succession of conservative judges in a bid to move the federal judiciary to the right. His appointments of Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court have solidified its conservative majority for perhaps years to come.Roberts issued his statement in response to a request for comment from the Associated Press about Trump’s Tuesday remarks.
CANNES, France – Penelope Cruz says she and her husband Javier Bardem were paid equally for the Cannes Film Festival opener “Everybody Knows.”In the film, the Spanish-language debut of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, Cruz and Bardem play former lovers dealing with the kidnapping of a daughter. Asked Wednesday at a press conference in Cannes if they were paid the same, Cruz replied, “Actually, yes.”Shortly after “Everybody Knows” opened the Cannes Film Festival, Focus Features acquired the film. The specialty division of Universal Pictures said Wednesday that it will distribute it in the U.S. and much of the world.Farhadi has won two Academy Awards for best foreign language film, for “A Separation” and “The Salesman.” Producers said they will also aim for the Oscars with “Everybody Knows.” by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted May 9, 2018 3:15 am PDT Last Updated May 9, 2018 at 10:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Actor Ricardo Darin, from left, actress Penelope Cruz, director Asghar Farhadi and actor Javier Bardem pose for photographers at the photo call for the film ‘Everybody Knows’ at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) Cannes: Cruz, Bardem were paid equally for ‘Everybody Knows’
The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) was among this year’s winners of the Europa Nostra Awards in the education, training, and awareness-raising category, it was announced on Wednesday.The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra are Europe’s top honour in the field of cultural heritage. Independent juries of experts examined 202 applications submitted by organisations and individuals from 39 countries across Europe, and selected 29 laureates. It is the first time that a Cypriot entry has won in this particular category.CVAR started its operations in September 2014 in Ermou Street, in the old town of Nicosia, next to the Green Line.It houses a unique collection of over 1,500 visual representations of Cyprus by foreign artists from the 18th to the 20th centuries, more than 500 costumes, and numerous memorabilia as well as a research centre, which is home to thousands of books concerning history, art and travel in Cyprus and the Near East, and an archive of 25,000 photographs.The Awards ceremony will take place in Turku, Finland, on May 15.“I congratulate all the winners. Their achievements demonstrate once again how engaged many Europeans are in protecting and safeguarding their cultural heritage. Their projects highlight the significant role of cultural heritage in our lives and our society,” said Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.EU citizens from around the world can now vote online for the Public Choice Award and rally support for the winning project(s) from their own or another European country.Voters have the chance to win a trip for two to Finland and be a special guest at the awards ceremony.“The European Commission will continue to support this prize and other heritage projects through our Creative Europe programme,” Navracsics said. “I warmly congratulate this year’s winners and pay tribute to all those who made these exceptional achievements possible, thanks to their formidable talent, passionate commitment and great generosity. They are now among a select group of some 450 remarkable accomplishments awarded by Europa Nostra and the European Commission in the past 15 years.”You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola