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Nov
29

Pacman may end up fighting Alvarado

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonWhile Manny Pacquiao doesn’t find Mike Alvarado a palatable foe on April 14, the eight-division world champion may yet sign the contract being dangled by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.That’s because agreeing to fight Alvarado rather than his opponent of choice, Lucas Matthysse, will assure Pacquiao of a bigger, more rewarding fight against either Terence Crawford or Vasyl Lomachenko in November.ADVERTISEMENT Padda hopes Lady Falcons find groove vs champs LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus MOST READcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “That’s going to be up to Mr. Pacquiao,” Arum said. “I’m going to be like Switzerland having both of these guys. Both can make good money fighting Pacquiao and I’m going to let Manny, assuming everything works out in April, make the decision.”Pacquiao must hurdle Alvarado first if he wants another megabuck bout. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico And to make the offer even more enticing, Pacquiao will be given the leeway to choose between Crawford or Lomachenko, both of whom are regarded among the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters.Preferring to pit his fighters against each other, Arum has Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) calendared to battle Alvarado (38-4, 26 KOs) in an ESPN card headlined by Crawford against Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 86-year-old Arum expects Pacquiao to score an impressive win, even via knockout, over Alvarado, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.Arum told Ring TV.com that Pacquiao’s fight in the fall will be against either Crawford, provided that he beats Horn, or Lomachenko. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Nov
29

D-League: Ebondo sizzles as CEU rebounds with rout of Akari-Adamson

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fortunately for Ebondo, the CEU locals also came out to play, with Joseph Manlangit contributing 13 markers and six boards, and Mark Neil Cruz chiming nine points and eight rebounds.The Scorpions caught the Falcons off guard early, racing to a 19-4 lead and breaking away in the second half, leading by as much as 23, 74-51.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s all about preparation. We really worked on our practice and that’s the reason why we got a good result today,” said coach Yong Garcia.CEU lorded the boards, 57-42, with Akari-Adamson missing the services of Papi Sarr and Tyrus Hill. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving AFP official booed out of forum Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Running event urges locals, tourists to ‘love Boracay’ Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa PBA IMAGESWith a better supporting cast this time, Rod Ebondo delivered big in Centro Escolar University’s 76-57 bounce back victory over Akari-Adamson in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.The Congolese big man was magnificent anew, pouring 25 points, 18 rebounds, and three blocks to lead the charge for the Scorpions.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 23-11, 40-32, 62-44, 76-57. Read Next LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Scorpions regained the pole position at 4-1, while dropping the Falcons to 4-2.Conrad Joey Catapusan led the Falcons with 13 points and six rebounds, while Sean Manganti got 12 markers and three boards in the defeat.The Scores:CEU 76 — Ebondo 25, Manlangit 13, Cruz 9, Wamar 8, Aquino 7, Caballero 4, Fuentes 4, Guinitaran 2, Chan 0, Opiso 0, Saber 0, Uri 0, Veron 0.AKARI-ADAMSON 57 — Catapusan 13, Manganti 12, Lastimosa 9, Ahanmisi 7, Camacho 6, Lojera 4, Pingoy 3, Macion 2, Espeleta 1, Bernardo 0, Buenaventura 0, Mojica 0.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Nov
28

Phoenix Suns guard Knight to miss season after knee op

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Los Angeles, California — Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight had surgery to repair a torn left knee ligament on Friday and will miss all of the 2017-18 NBA season, the Suns said.Knight, who was hurt last month in a charity game, averaged 11.0 points and 2.4 assists in 54 games last season.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ The 25-year-old holds career averages of 15.2 points and 4.3 assists in 382 career games with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Suns.Confirmation that Knight would miss the entire season came on the same day that the Suns said rookie guard Davon Reed underwent meniscus surgery on his left knee and would be sidelined for four to six months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingReed, 22, was selected by the Suns with the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He averaged 14.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals while appearing in all six of the Suns’ games at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mayweather, McGregor ticket prices dropping Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Nov
26

Hockey Olympic Qualifiers LIVE Streaming, India Women vs USA: Where and Where to Watch LIVE Telecast Today

first_img The Hockey Olympic Qualifiers India vs USA match is scheduled to start at 6 PM. The Hockey Olympic Qualifiers India vs USA will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.Where to watch Hockey Olympic Qualifiers India vs USA match on TV?The Hockey Olympic Qualifiers India vs USA can be viewed on the television on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Hockey Olympic Qualifiers India vs USA match on live streaming?The live streaming of Hockey Olympic Qualifiers India vs USA will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. The Indian women’s team, ranked No.9 in the world, takes on world No.13 USA in the second leg of their Olympic Qualifier on Saturday, as they look to book their spot at the 2020 Tokyo Games at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar.Gurjit Kaur scored twice while Lilima, Sharmila and Navneet found a goal each as India thrashed USA 5-1 in the first leg on Friday. The winners will be determined as follows: teams will be ranked according to the number of points each has accumulated in both matches (for each match, 3 points are awarded to the winner, 1 point to each team in the event of a draw and 0 points to the loser). If there is equality among the two teams, then the teams will be ranked according to their respective goal difference. If equality remains, a shoot-out competition will be played to establish the winner. Therefore, the objective of both the teams will be to secure direct qualification for the Tokyo 2020 hockey tournaments – which will be staged in Japan’s capital city from 25 July to 7 August next year and involve 12 Men’s and 12 Women’s teams.Indian Women’s Hockey Squad: Rani Rampal (C), Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Namita Toppo, Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Navjot Kaur and Sharmila Devi.What time will Hockey Olympic Qualifiers India vs USA match start? 2020 tokyo olympicsfield hockeyhockey Olympic qualifiersIndia First Published: November 2, 2019, 4:20 PM ISTcenter_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Nov
26

IPL 2016: Betting issues continue to make headlines

first_imgDelhi Police today claimed to have busted a betting syndicate that operated during the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians with the arrest of a restaurant owner and a class 12 student.  (Full IPL coverage)Rachit Gupta (22), who runs a restaurant in Rajouri Garden, and Vikas, a Class 12 student, were arrested after police received information about betting during the match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians yesterday and conducted a raid. (IPL Points table)”We received information from constable Ansar that there will be betting on IPL 2016 cricket match and the betting syndicate is operational from a house in Punjabi building, Roshnara Road, Delhi,” DCP (North) Madhur Verma said.He said a team headed by inspector Shalender Tomar conducted a raid and arrested the duo from the building. According to police, Gupta wanted to open a chain of restaurants in the capital for which he indulged in cricket betting with Vikas.The racket had bet about Rs 5 lakh on the match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians. Police have recovered an LCD TV, mobile phones, three chargers and a notebook from their possession.Also, four people, who allegedly engaged in online betting during Saturday’s game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab, were been arrested.Harshad (42), Shamsu (45), Ifsul Rehman (34) and Mohammed Rasheed (31), all businessmen, were arrested last night from a rented building in Kozhikode, police said. Police have seized six mobile phones, computers and Rs 5.02 lakh from them.The raid on the premises was conducted following information received by North Assistant commisisoner, K Ashraf. A team led by Nadakavu Circle Inspector Moosa Vallikkadan and Sub Inspector G Gopakumar made the arrest, police told PTI.advertisementA case under provisions of the Kerala Gaming Act has been registered against them. They were later released on bail. The modus operandi was that they would log in to an All Indian betting site as soon as the IPL matches commenced and start betting, police added. (With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Nov
18

A-Rod Says Mea Culpa for Everything Again – Is His Ex-Pethera Next in Line?

first_imgRONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer TweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez issued a five-paragraph handwritten apology “for the mistakes that led to my suspension” on Tuesday without detailing specifics about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.Ready to report back to the Yankees following a season-long suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract, Rodriguez apologized to team officials in person during a meeting at the ballpark on Feb. 10. They suggested he hold a news conference before the start of spring training this Friday and offered the use of Yankee Stadium, but Rodriguez declined.Rodriguez held an apologetic news conference in 2009 at the team’s facility in Tampa, Florida, after he admitted using banned substances while with Texas from 2001-03, before Major League Baseball had a drug agreement with penalties.But he did not want to face questions from media about his latest involvement with banned drugs — although he could be required to testify if his cousin, Yuri Sucart, and former University of Miami pitching coach Lazaro Collazo, go to trial on charges they committed crimes for their involvement with the Biogenesis of America drug clinic. Rodriguez admitted in court documents he used performance-enhancing drugs.Commissioner Bud Selig suspended Rodriguez for 211 games in August 2013, citing conduct from 2010-12 uncovered during MLB’s investigation of Biogenesis, which was based in Coral Gables, Florida, not far from Rodriguez’s home.Rodriguez directed the players’ association to file a grievance and filed a lawsuit against the Yankees’ team doctor, accusing him of mishandling his medical care. After a hearing, arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced the penalty to the 2014 season, finding clear and convincing evidence” Rodriguez used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the baseball’s drug investigation.While proclaiming his innocence, Rodriguez sued MLB and the union in an effort to overturn the penalty, then dropped the litigation and accepted the suspension. He is due to report to the Yankees on Feb. 25 and start workouts the following day.Rodriguez addressed his statement “to the fans” and said “I take full responsibility for the mistakes that led to my suspension for the 2014 season.”“I regret that my actions made the situation worse than it needed to be,” he said. “To Major League Baseball, the Yankees, the Steinbrenner family, the players’ association and you, the fans, I can only say I’m sorry.”Rodriguez said “I accept the fact that many of you will not believe my apology or anything that I say at this point. I understand why, and that’s on me.”“It was gracious of the Yankees to offer me the use of Yankee Stadium for this apology but I decided the next time I am in Yankee Stadium, I should be in pinstripes doing my job,” he said.Rodriguez made clear he doesn’t intend to publicly explain why he got involved with Biogenesis. The clinic’s owner, Anthony Bosch, was sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty in October to a charge of conspiracy to distribute testosterone.New York says Rodriguez, who turns 40 in July, has been replaced by Chase Headley at third base and will have to compete for playing time at designated hitter and an infield backup. Rodriguez is owed $61 million over the final three seasons of his contract.Before meeting with the Yankees, Rodriguez also met with incoming baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.“The commissioner has said the matter is over,” Rodriguez said. “The players’ association has said the same. The Yankees have said the next step is to play baseball. I’m ready to put this chapter behind me and play some ball. This game has been my single biggest passion since I was a teenager. When I go to spring training, I will do everything I can to be the best player and teammate possible, earn a spot on the Yankees and help us win.”last_img read more

Oct
26

Cheryshev completes Valencia move with €80m buyout clause

first_imgValencia have confirmed the permanent signing of Russian winger Denis Cheryshev from Villarreal.Cheryshev, who starred for Valencia on loan last term, has signed a three-year deal, which includes a buyout clause of €80 million (£72m/$90m).The Copa del Rey winners have reportedly paid less than the €7m that is said to have been the initial asking price for an outright purchase. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare One of the stars of last year’s World Cup, Cheryshev impressed enough in 2018-19 to earn a permanent move, one which has been set for completion since the announcement that an agreement in principle had been reached with Villarreal on June 29.The 28-year-old Cheryshev has spent the entirety of his playing career in Spain, after beginning it in the youth system at Sporting Gijon, the club where his father played.He would move to Burgos’ youth system and then finally to Real Madrid, where Cheryshev would spend the remainder of his youth career.The attacker would fare well playing for Madrid’s B team, but struggled to make the transition to Los Blancos’ senior squad.Arguably his most memorable moment for Madrid came with his inclusion in the team’s Copa del Rey match against Cadiz in December 2015, during which he scored a goal but was later ruled ineligible to play as a result of yellow card accumulation while on loan at Villarreal the previous season.As a result, Madrid was expelled from that year’s tournament and Cheryshev would only feature for the club a total of twice in his career.Loaned out to Valencia the following season, the attacker scored three times for the club before being sold to Villarreal in the summer of 2016.But after two seasons at Villarreal where he struggled to consistently remain in the XI, he returned to Valencia last season on loan and managed a pair of goals and two assists in La Liga.He also chipped in another goal and pair of assists in the Europa League as Valencia pushed all the way to the semi-finals.Cheryshev helped the club to the Copa del Rey final but was unable to play in Valencia’s triumph over La Liga champions Barcelona as he was injured.last_img read more

Oct
24

Sangster Airport a Key Economic Player

first_imgStory Highlights Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MBJ Airports Limited, Dr. Rafael Echevarne, says the Sangster International Airport (SIA) continues to play an important role in the growth of Jamaica’s economy.He said that for the 15 years of the MBJ concession, the facility has injected US$160 million into the Jamaican economy through tax and concession fees.Additionally, the airport continues to provide employment for 7,500 individuals, with 150 being directly employed to MBJ Airports limited.Dr. Echevarne was addressing a forum at the SIA’s Montego Bay location on April 26 as part of activities to mark the MBJ’s 15th anniversary.MBJ Airport Limited officially marked the halfway point in its 30-year concession as operator of the airport on April 12.Dr. Echevarne informed that over the years, US$230 million has been invested in improving operations.He noted that 52.3 million passengers have passed through SIA, and the numbers are expected to increase as developments continue. He said that there was an 8.4 per cent growth in passenger traffic last year.“That is tremendous in this part of the world. In the Caribbean region, the average growth over the last five years has been in the order of two per cent, so achieving 8.4 per cent is tremendous, and over the last 15 years, we have actually added one more million passengers into this airport,” he pointed out.Dr. Echevarne said continuous efforts will be made to build on existing markets, particularly in the United States, which supplies the largest passenger traffic, and also to tap into new markets.He informed that Panama’s COPA Airlines will be providing daily services, which will enable connections to the rest of Latin America.In addition, a new flight has been inaugurated to Baltimore, and a flight to Moscow, Russia, is expected to come on stream this summer.Dr. Echevarne further informed that LATAM, the largest airline in Latin America, is “seriously considering” flights between Lima, Peru and Montego Bay, and other airlines have also been engaged.The MBJ Airports Limited CEO said that as the prospects for business grow, special effort will be made to ensure that Jamaican companies will benefit.“Eighty-one per cent of the businesses that operate at the airport are Jamaican-owned and operated. That is something that we are very proud of, and I want you to know that whenever we look at bringing more businesses in the airport, our first thought is Jamaican companies,” he noted.Dr. Echevarne told the forum that MBJ will be increasing collaboration with the Passport and Immigration and Customs Agency (PICA) to invest in the necessary technologies to handle the growing number of passengers.Meanwhile, as part of its 15th year celebration, MBJ also unveiled its ‘I love Montego Bay’ sign.According to Mr. Echevarne, the sign depicts “all that is positive about the city and its offerings to the millions of visitors we receive each year,” he said.He said the intention is for the sign “to add to the allure of Montego Bay and become an attraction in and of itself”. He said that for the 15 years of the MBJ concession, the facility has injected US$160 million into the Jamaican economy through tax and concession fees. Dr. Echevarne was addressing a forum at the SIA’s Montego Bay location on April 26 as part of activities to mark the MBJ’s 15th anniversary. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MBJ Airports Limited, Dr. Rafael Echevarne, says the Sangster International Airport (SIA) continues to play an important role in the growth of Jamaica’s economy.last_img read more

Oct
22

Traffic Advisory Lunenburg County

first_imgLUNENBURG COUNTY: Sperry Bridge Sperry Bridge in Petite Rivière will be closed for repairs from Wednesday, June 1 to Tuesday, June 24. Detour on Route 331 from junction at Italy Cross Road to junction at Petite Rivière. Local Area Office: 902-543-8169 -30-last_img

Oct
17

BC communities await marine spill compensation years after incidents

first_imgVANCOUVER – Despite “polluter pay” laws in Canada, local governments and agencies are still waiting to recover costs incurred during two significant fuel spills off British Columbia’s coast.The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Aquarium are collectively waiting on nearly $700,000 in losses related to a 2015 leak of bunker fuel, while the Heiltsuk Nation in Bella Bellla continues negotiating over $200,000 in repayments for its response to a tugboat that ran aground in 2016.Transport Canada, which oversees spill response, said in a statement that under the current regime, ship owners are strictly liable for spills — up to a limit based on the size of the vessel — and all vessels must have insurance for oil pollution damages.The government also maintains a Ship Source Oil Pollution Fund to compensate Canadians, including businesses and local governments, when costs are beyond what a ship owner covers or when the source is unknown.In the days following the 2,700-litre fuel leak in Vancouver’s English Bay, Transport Canada claimed the bulk carrier ship the MV Marathassa was the source.The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said in a statement that the Canadian Coast Guard spent more than $2.4 million in its response to the leak.That money was repaid by the federal pollution fund after the government and vessel owner “were unable to come to an agreement in a timely manner,” the statement said.The City of Vancouver said it spent $500,000 on staff salaries, equipment costs and third-party groups to help in the cleanup.Spokesman Jag Sandhu said the city asked for compensation from the ship’s owner but has since filed a claim with the federal pollution fund.Peter Ross, a scientist with the Vancouver Aquarium, said roughly $180,000 was spent on environmental testing when little information was being released immediately after the fuel spill.The aquarium draws water from English Bay, Ross said, and staff were concerned that the fuel posed a risk to its wildlife.“We basically acknowledged it was going to be expensive but it was really an exceptional circumstance where we couldn’t really worry about the money at that point, we had to know whether our collection was at risk,” he said.Ross said the tests found fuel reached beaches in Porty Moody, roughly 12 kilometres away, and mussels collected in English Bay had taken up oil.Ross said the aquarium was negotiating compensation with the owners of the Marathassa and had been offered about 20 cents for every dollar spent, which he called unacceptable.“These are not damages we’re inventing out of emotional trauma or anything, these are damages associated with direct costs, direct financial outlay and liability associated with the incident,” he said.Lawyer Peter Swanson, who is representing the vessel, declined to comment on the ongoing negotiations, which he said are confidential.Alassia NewShips Management Inc., the operator of the Marathassa, also declined to comment.The Marathassa is facing 10 environment-related charges in B.C. provincial court, including allegations it violated the Fisheries Act and the Canadian Environment Protection Act. Hearings are scheduled through to May.Alassia faces similar charges, but a B.C. Court of Appeal decision earlier this year determined the Greek company has not been properly served a summons, preventing allegations from going ahead.In Bella Bella, a community of 1,600 people along B.C.’s central coast, the Heiltsuk Nation said it’s still working to recover $150,000 paid out in its response to the spill of 107,000 litres of diesel and 2,240 litres of lubricants from the Nathan E. Stewart in Oct. 2016.Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett said $100,000 went to resources such as offices, boats and staff while $50,000 went to monitoring and testing at the site.Slett said the nation was communicating with vessel owners Kirby Offshore Marine, based in Houston, but nothing had been settled.Kirby did not respond to requests for comment.Slett said the community continues to feel the effects of the spill, its commercial clam fishery remains closed and they are concerned about other affected species.“We’re doing some testing with the purpose of understanding the health of the resources and the ecosystem and the safety of consuming the resources,” she said, adding the ocean is considered the nation’s “breadbasket.”Slett said the Heiltsuk is gathering materials for a possible legal claim against the company.“We didn’t expect it would take this long and we didn’t expect that there would be issues with them paying for their own costs for a spill they were responsible for in Heiltsuk territory,” she said.Vancouver lawyer Christopher Giaschi, who specializes in maritime and transportation law, said the two cases appear to be exceptional and the legal framework is effective, with most claims involving small spills resolved within a year.Transport Canada said in a statement the new Oceans Protection Plan will strengthen the current system by allowing unlimited compensation from the federal pollution fund, amending the tax paid by industry to increase the fund when depleted, and speed up access to that money for responders and communities that need it.But Ross said the aquarium’s experience has been “demoralizing” and he hopes the incident is not reflective of the shipping industry.“What does it say about any tanker coming in and out of Vancouver?” he said. “What does it say when we have a 3,000-litre spill and the responsible party fights tooth and nail and then ends up offering one quarter of what the damages are? I don’t know. It’s absolutely beyond me.”—Follow @Givetash on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the Heiltsuk Nation was owed $200,000.last_img read more

Oct
17

Toronto writers story of sexual harassment spurs others to share experiences

first_imgTORONTO – A Toronto writer’s tweet relating her sexual harassment at the hands of an employer has sparked an online outpouring of similar stories, a discussion she says is the first step in tackling a culture in which such abuses are pervasive.Anne T. Donahue put out a call for such stories on Twitter in light of sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, which were published Thursday in The New York Times. Among them are accusations that he sexually harassed actresses, including Ashley Judd, and former employees.Weinstein has said he is taking a leave of absence from his company and acknowledged he has behaved poorly, but has accused the Times of rushing its story to publication because of a “vendetta” against him. The Times has said it is confident in the accuracy of its reporting.“Reading that Harvey Weinstein piece, it was familiar and exhausting in that I think many of us have come to recognize patterns of abuse of power, whether in our own lives or in the lives of friends and family or even in government,” Donahue said.Donahue, a culture writer, said she decided to share her story — she was a 17-year-old co-op student at a radio station when her boss insisted on massaging her shoulders — in case it could reassure even one other person who went through something similar that they weren’t to blame.Over roughly 24 hours, her tweet was shared close to 2,500 times and drew almost as many online responses, many of them from others disclosing their own experiences of sexual harassment.Some mentioned incidents dating back to high school or earlier, others described being cornered by coworkers or bosses. Not all the stories were from women.Donahue, 32, said she wasn’t surprised by the volume of replies, but rather by their sincerity. Though there were a few dissidents, the tone was overwhelmingly supportive, she said.Having men talk about the harassment they have endured was also important, she said, noting that sexual violence affects all genders.“This was sincere, firsthand experiences and it immediately created a space in which people began to feel comfortable sharing,” she said.“Sharing can be very scary and you’re in a very vulnerable position and that shouldn’t be taken lightly,” she said. “This is what reclamation of power looks like, to an extent. It’s one step in about a thousand before we obliterate rape culture. But it’s an important step.”Still, Donahue stressed there is no shame in holding back.“You can be just as powerful and create just as much change by just reading and acknowledging,” she said.last_img read more

Oct
17

New pot impaired driving penalties could bar newcomers from Canada

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government is warning newcomers that stiffer impaired driving and cannabis-related penalties could lead to their removal from Canada.The measures are part of the sweeping package of changes taking place as Canada becomes the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis use.On Dec. 18, new impaired driving penalties will take effect, raising the maximum penalties for most of these offences from five years to 10. It means they will fall under the definition of serious crimes for immigration determination purposes.“The impact of these new penalties on permanent and temporary residents could be significant,” the Immigration Department advises in a statement.The Immigration Department quietly posted a statement on its website this earlier this week advising permanent and temporary of the upcoming penalty changes, noting they could be particularly affected.The posting is the first part of a multi-pronged education campaign to be rolled out in the coming weeks to ensure newcomers to Canada are informed of the impact that Canada’s new impaired driving laws could have on their ability to remain in Canada.“Our main message to permanent residents and temporary residents is — make sure you know and follow our laws, including our tough new rules for cannabis-related crimes and impaired driving. If you don’t, you could face serious legal and immigration consequences,” said Mathieu Genest, a spokesperson for Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen.“These penalties will have significant impacts on Canadians and non-Canadians alike.”People who work with immigrants and refugees warn the change will create barriers for newcomers.“The significance of this change from an immigration point of view is very high,” said immigration lawyer Lorne Waldman.Immigration officials could rule a person is inadmissible to Canada for “serious criminality,” even if an impaired driving offence took place in another country.Border Security Minister Bill Blair says the aim is to deter drivers from driving while high.“The penalty for impaired driving is a reflection of how serious this government and all Canadians view impaired driving. It’s a crime that takes as many as four lives a day in this country, injures tens of thousands of people,” Blair told reporters Thursday.“A maximum penalty of 14 years for those offences reflects the seriousness of the offence.”Under federal immigration law, a permanent resident or foreign national can be deemed inadmissible if they have been convicted of a Canadian offence punishable by up to 10 years in prison, or of an offence for which they have actually been sentenced to more than six months behind bars.In addition, the same rule applies to those who have committed an offence in another country that, if committed in Canada, would carry a penalty of up to 10 years.As a result, the department says, the new cannabis and impaired-driving provisions could mean:— Permanent residents might lose their status and have to leave the country;— Temporary residents — including visitors, international students and foreign workers — may not be able to enter or stay in Canada;— Refugee claimants may be ineligible to have their claim referred for a refugee hearing.Moreover, appeal rights for permanent residents and foreign nationals, including sponsored members of the family class, could also be affected, the department said.Under the changes, permanent residents convicted of impaired driving in Canada will have to worry about the prospect of deportation proceedings, Waldman said.Impaired driving is an extremely serious matter given the danger it poses, Waldman said.“But do I think people should be barred from Canada, possibly for life, over one impaired driving (offence)? No.”He cautioned it remains to be seen how strictly Canadian authorities will apply the removal provision.Although criminality could always pose challenges to entering Canada, a serious offence “makes your pathway into Canada much more complicated,” Waldman said.“Because you have to go through a whole series of extra steps and the requirements to get an exemption — a permit to allow you to come in — are more stringent.”Even now, Canada doesn’t meet its international obligations with respect to refugees, said Janet Dench, executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees, noting Canada’s broad exclusions on the basis of serious criminality.She said that adding another group who will be denied access to a refugee hearing on that basis means Canada is “increasing the risk that we’re going to send someone back to face persecution in violation of our international obligations.”last_img read more

Oct
12

Paris Digital Africa Conference Highlights Morocco’s Digital Strategy

Rabat – In light of the rapid growth of digital technologies around the world, the 3rd annual Digital Africa conference in Paris highlighted Morocco’s strategy for digital development.The conference took place earlier this week, under the theme “Digital Revolution on the Move,” reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).Organized on the initiative of French news outlet, Le Point Afrique, the symposium was marked by the attendance of Chakib Benmoussa, the Moroccan ambassador to France. During the event, Benmoussa emphasized Morocco’s efforts to accelerate the digital transformation of the national economy, noting the different strategies adopted by the kingdom for the development of this sector: The Morocco Numeric plan and the Digital Morocco Plan 2020.The ambassador pointed out that Morocco adopted a draft law recently on the establishment of the Digital Development Agency (ADN), which aimed to position Morocco as a regional hub and African leader in this field. In August, Morocco’s House of Representatives unanimously adopted bill number 61-16 on the establishment of ADN.Based in Rabat, the agency will have access to Morocco’s regional annexes and will publish an annual report on the digital development in Morocco.Benmoussa stressed that digital has a special place in pragmatic cooperation, which link the kingdom with several African countries. He added that this cooperation involves both the public and private sectors.“Digital is an essential factor in accelerating the development of the continent, especially as it creates the conditions for innovation in several sectors,” said Benmoussa.Abdelmounaim Dinia, Deputy General Manager of Crédit Agricole du Maroc Bank, affirmed that “digital is the synonym of economic and social development.”He added that it is one of the many changes that enable Africa to emerge as the continent of growth. read more

Oct
12

Moroccan Author Meryem Alaoui Out of Running for 2018 Goncourt Prize

Rabat – Moroccan author Meryem Alaoui did not make the cut as one of the eight finalists for the 2018 Goncourt Prize. Nearly a month after the announcement of the 15 authors selected to be in the running for the most prestigious French literary prize, the jury has narrowed the list to eight authors.Alaoui’s novel “La verite sort de la bouche du cheval” (The Truth Comes out of the Horse’s Mouth), published by Gallimard, did not sufficiently impress the jury, chaired by Bernard Pivot. The jursy announced Tuesday, October 2, the eight novelists still in competition. “La verite sort de la bouche du cheval,” Alaoui’s first novel, tells the story of Jmiaa, a prostitute in Casablanca who lives alone with her daughter. Her life changes when she meets Chadlia, nicknamed Bouche-de-Cheval, who wants to make her first film about life in a Casablanca neighborhood and is looking for actresses.The Goncourt Prize is given in November each year by the Goncourt Academy to the author with “the best and most imaginative prose work of the year.” The winners of the prize tend to experience an immense increase in book sales.Here is the shortlist of the authors still in competition Pauline Delabroy-Allard, Tells Sarah (Editions de Minuit)David Diop, Brother of Soul (Seuil)Paul Greveillac, Masters and Slaves (Gallimard)Nicolas Mathieu, Their Children After Them (Actes Sud)Tobie Nathan, The Gospel According to Yuri (Stock)Daniel Picouly, Ninety Seconds (Albin Michel)Thomas B. Reverdy, The Winter of Discontent (Flammarion)Francois Vallejo, Waldheim Hotel (Viviane Hamy) read more

Oct
12

UN rights expert welcomes Myanmars freeing of political prisoners

Special Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana said he hoped the freeing of the seven “would be the first in a series of releases of other prisoners of conscience, some 2,000 of whom are currently estimated to be still detained in Myanmar,” according to a news release issued in Geneva.Among those released today is U Win Tin, who Mr. Quintana met with at Insein Prison during his four-day visit to the country last August.The other freed prisoners are Dr. May Win Myint, U Aung Soe Myint, U Khin Maung Swe, Win Htain, Dr. Than Nyein and U Thein Naing. Mr. Quintana, who took up his post in May 2007, has proposed to the Government four core human rights elements to help pave the road to democracy. One of these concerned the progressive release of all prisoners of conscience starting with the elderly, those with health limitations and long-serving prisoners.Special Rapporteurs serve in an independent and unpaid capacity and report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council. 23 September 2008The independent United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in Myanmar has welcomed the reported release of seven political prisoners today, calling it a positive sign of cooperation from the Government of the South-East Asian nation. read more

Oct
2

Info Session on Thursday will help nonbusiness students discover the MBA

Graduate students at the Goodman School of BusinessThree letters – MBA – can make a big difference to your career success.MBA stands for Master of Business Administration and even if you’ve never taken a business course, the MBA can help you rise to higher professional levels and earn more in your career.The Goodman School of Business and the Faculty of Graduate Studies are hosting an information session on Thursday, March 26 to provide an overview of Goodman’s MBA and explain the benefits of the program to non-business students.The information session, which includes a pizza lunch, will highlight admission requirements, the GMAT waiver policy, specializations and the application process for the full-time, part-time and co-op MBA programs.A student panel of current MBA students will also talk about their current experience as an MBA Candidate.The session runs from noon to 12:50 p.m. in AS201.Goodman’s MBA program is internationally recognized for its support of MBA candidates without a business background. Carrie Kelly, director of operations, graduate and executive programs at Goodman, is a featured expert at mba.com where she writes about why non-business students should pursue their MBA and how to get over their fears of the GMAT, a standardized admissions test.And if career success isn’t enough of an incentive, Goodman has six Dean of Graduate Studies/Dean of Business MBA Entrance Scholarships available for recent graduates of Brock’s Faculties of Applied Health Science, Humanities, Social Science, Math and Science, Education and the Goodman School of Business. The scholarships are worth up to $4,000 each and are awarded based on academic merit and student life involvement. read more

Sep
28

Ohio State softball completes perfect week vs Big Ten teams with sweep

OSU sophomore Taylor White (21) makes a catch during a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorThe Ohio State softball team swept its third Big Ten opponent of the season this weekend, taking down Rutgers (18-23, 2-7) in a three-game series.The Buckeyes (24-8-1, 9-1-1) scored at least 10 runs in each of the three matchups, and seven players hit home runs, including three each by freshman Emily Clark and redshirt junior Alex Bayne. Bayne is now three home runs away from breaking the program’s single-season home run record, which has stood at 19 since 2009.Bayne hit .615 over the three games, while Clark hit .545, and eight of the nine OSU starters hit above a .300 clip.Game 1OSU set off on a destructive path on Friday, taking the 17-8 win after a tight game through the first four innings. The Buckeyes had their third eight-run inning of the year in the fifth inning, where five players brought in runs. Five players — Bayne, senior catcher Cammi Prantl, redshirt senior first baseman Erika Leonard, sophomore outfielder Taylor White and Clark — sent balls over the fence, thus sustaining the team’s now 13-game home run streak.Freshman Katya Duvall made only her fourth appearance of the season but earned her third win on the mound, combining with junior Shelby Hursh for eight strikeouts. Duvall, one of seven California natives on the team, held the Scarlet Knights to one earned run in the final three innings of the chilly evening matchup.OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly utilized 16 members of her 22-player roster in Friday’s game, including redshirt freshman Alex Vargas, who collected her first hit and RBI of her career with the Buckeyes.Like 19 other games this season, OSU scored first on Leonard’s sixth home run the year, but Rutgers responded with senior Melanie Slowinski’s homer of her own to take the lead. Sophomore catcher Sierra Maddox later stole home to give the Scarlet Knights another run.Rutgers held the narrow lead until the top of the fourth, but solo shots by Clark and Prantl tied the game. The Scarlet Knights’ top hitter, senior Stephanie Huang, sent a long ball over the left-field fence to restore her team’s lead.If the Buckeyes’ bats had been warm in the first four innings, they caught fire in the top of the fifth, starting with redshirt junior Jess Machovina’s single to center field. Sophomore Ashley Goodwin brought in the first run of the inning after junior Anna Kirk stole second to situate herself in scoring position.Clark scored on a passed ball, and Bayne and Prantl advanced runners with singles to the outfield. White’s home run brought OSU’s lead to six, and Kirk’s deep double marked the team’s sixth hit of the inning.The Scarlet Knights timidly responded with two unearned runs in the bottom of the inning, one scored on a fielding error by McIntyre and one on a walk. The Buckeyes then lengthened their lead to 14-7 on Bayne’s 15th homer and Machovina’s 12th RBI of the year.Still, OSU was not content, adding three runs on Leonard’s and Vargas’ hits. Rutgers’ last chance in the bottom of the seventh inning produced one run on a late home run from freshman Allie Yoffee, but the Scarlet Knights fell for the 21st time this season.Game 2Inclement weather cut Saturday’s game short, forcing OSU and Rutgers to pick up play on Sunday morning, when the Buckeyes sealed an 11-9 win. On what was her 16th home run of the year, however, Bayne battled the cold and rain in the top of the third to send the Buckeyes’ lead to 4-1.In the previous inning, Clark’s blast over the fence brought the game to 2-1, after the Scarlet Knights scored first on a sacrifice bunt.Rutgers left three on in the bottom of the second inning to make way for redshirt senior shortstop Maddy McIntyre’s leadoff single and Bayne’s homer. Machovina continued her three-game hit streak with a single to bring pinch runner Cassidy Clough home.The bottom of the third, just as the Scarlet Knights were heating up, was stalled by the weather. Rutgers brought the game to 5-3 on senior Elizabeth Adams deep double before the umpires suspended the game.When the matchup resumed Sunday, Goodwin’s quick single tacked on another run to OSU’s lead, but Rutgers third baseman Jordan Whitley notched a two-run home run to make the game a tight 6-5.OSU reliever Morgan Ray, who took over for sophomore right-hander Shelby McCombs, allowed a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the sixth, but the freshman nabbed the last out with a groundout.Clark sent her second home run of the game to center field in the top of the final inning to bring in White, who recorded an RBI with a single in the previous at-bat. Sophomore Becca Gavin followed suit with a two-run shot of her own, giving the Buckeyes an 11-5 lead.For the first time this season, Gavin saw action behind the plate, allowing Prantl to take to left field, where she spent a handful of games in her previous three seasons.The Scarlet Knights attempted to shorten their deficit in the bottom of the inning, scoring four runs in a late rally. Three of the runs were scored on passed balls, and the fourth was on one of Ray’s four walks of the day. Ray recorded three of her four strikeouts in the seventh inning, sending the Buckeyes to the final game of the series with the series win in hand.Game 3OSU took advantage of its 2-0 weekend lead and sunnier weather to bounce out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning of the final matchup. That score stood until the top of the fifth inning, when Machovina recorded her second home run of the year to take OSU’s lead to three.The Scarlet Knights went down in order in the second, third, fifth and seventh innings at the hands of junior Lena Springer and the OSU defense. Springer, a transfer from Central Florida, struck out seven in her ninth start of the year.While Springer pitched a complete game, Rutgers used three pitchers in the circle and went for six combined strikeouts.The game was a clash of defenses, as both teams struggled to move runners around the bases. The Buckeyes opened up in the sixth inning with Machovina’s home run and doubles by Kirk and Clark, expanding their lead to five.As if 16 home runs were not enough for Bayne, she drove another long ball over the left field fence in the top of the seventh inning. Prantl, Leonard, White and Clark followed with singles to give OSU two more runs. With the bases loaded, junior Aubrie Levine hit McIntyre with a pitch, bringing in White. Bayne, in her second at-bat of the inning, then snapped a quick single to the pitcher and beat out the throw to send Clark home.OSU’s offense solidified its fifth shutout of the year in the bottom of the final inning, where Rutgers put three infield groundouts into play. The Scarlet Knights suffered their second Big Ten sweep of 2016 and their seventh shutout.Up nextOSU is set to return to Buckeye Field on Wednesday in a game against Dayton, before heading to No. 1 Michigan for a major Big Ten weekend series. The matchup against the Flyers is slated to begin at 6 p.m. read more

Sep
24

Fuel cell powered mine loco to be trialled at Anglo Platinum

first_imgDiscussed in depth in our forthcoming March 2012 issue, the use of rail in underground mining is still widespread. It is also not standing still in terms of new technology. Vehicle Projects of Golden, Colorado and Anglo American Platinum in South Africa are collaborating on a project to build five fuel cell mine locomotives to be demonstrated in mid-2012 at Amplats’s Dishaba underground mine in Limpopo province, South Africa. The purpose of the innovative vehicles is to mine platinum in a more economical, energy-secure, and environmentally-benign manner. The locomotives will not require any electricity from the grid to function, and will not emit any noxious gases.Vehicle Projects, as prime contractor, is executing engineering design, fabrication, and testing of the fuel cell power plant and reversible metal hydride storage system in its state-of-the-art facility in Golden. The entire power-dense locomotive power module – fuelcells, batteries, hydride storage, cooling system, and power electronics – requires only 1 m3 of volume. Upon completion of testing of the power module (expected in March – April 2012), the unit will be shipped to Vehicle Project’s locomotive project partner Trident South Africa in Johannesburg, for integration into a Trident 10 t New Era locomotive.last_img read more

Sep
22

EHF CL 20142015 Round 1 From Plock to Zagreb

Group BSaturday:Wisla Plock – Besiktas 16Sunday:Kolding – Flensburg 16.50Alingsas – Barcelona 17.30 Group ASunday:Metalurg – PSG 19 hrsLa Rioja – Meshkov Brest 19PPD Zagreb – Kiel 19.30hrs Here are the complete schedule of the VELUX EHF Champions League – Round 1: Velux EHF Champions League ← Previous Story LNH (Round 3): Montpellier continue winning streak! Next Story → Filip Jicha – six weeks out! Group CSaturday:Celje – Vardar 20.30Chekhovskie Medvedi – Veszprem 18Rhein Neckar Löwen – Montpellier 21 Group DKadetten : Kielce 28:33 (14:15)Sunday:Dunkerque – Aalborg 15.10Pick Szeged – Motor Zaporožje 17.15 read more

Sep
20

iPad 2 une faille de sécurité découverte

first_imgiPad 2: une faille de sécurité découverteUne faille de sécurité, impliquant la housse de protection d’Apple, la “SmartCover”, a été découverte. Elle permet d’accéder à la tablette sans avoir à taper le code confidentiel.Après avoir découvert une faille de sécurité sur l’iPhone 4S concernant l’assistant vocal Siri, c’est l’iPad 2 qui se retrouve sur le banc des accusés. En effet, selon le site 9to5Mac, il est possible de faire fi du code de sécurité de la tablette en utilisant simplement la “Smart Cover”, la housse d’Apple conçue pour son ardoise star.À lire aussiiPhone 6 : un smartphone fragile qui se plierait en restant dans une poche ?La manipulation n’est pas des plus aisées, mais quand elle est connue, elle permet un accès total au contenu de l’iPad. Pour ce faire, il suffit, lorsque l’on se trouve sur l’écran d’accueil, de simuler l’extinction de l’appareil, de poser la housse (qui met en veille l’appareil instantanément) puis de la retirer. Et voilà, la dernière application utilisée s’ouvre, outrepassant le code normalement exigé, comme on peut le voir sur cette vidéo.Il est possible de désactiver cette sortie de veille automatique lorsque l’on ôte la Smart Cover dans le menu Réglages de l’appareil, mais cela en revient à supprimer la fonctionnalité qui fait tout l’intérêt de cet étui magnétique. Seule solution pour éteindre l’incendie: que la Pomme publie rapidement un correctif pour ses appareils et bouche les trous de son système qui s’expose au tout-venant.Le 21 octobre 2011 à 12:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more