The province has introduced a program that will strengthen the competitiveness of Nova Scotia’s manufacturing and processing sector and help stimulate the province’s economy. A new 10 per cent investment credit will allow businesses to improve operations and become more competitive, more productive and more sustainable. “Nova Scotia businesses are facing critical changes and an increasingly competitive environment,” said Economic and Rural Development Minister Percy Paris. “At a time when the economy needs stimulation, this investment is a strong signal of support to this sector.” The program, originally announced by Premier Darrell Dexter last fall, is an incentive to manufacturers and processors. It offsets the cost of purchasing new technology, machinery and equipment, and the savings are reinvested into the businesses. “This is an investment that will pay significant dividends,” said Mr. Paris. “Productive and competitive firms often lead to better-paying, higher-skill jobs that are able to survive in the long term. And the money saved will stay right here in Nova Scotia.” Administered by the Department of Economic and Rural Development, the program will reimburse companies investing $50,000 or more in a project for 10 per cent of the costs, to a maximum of $1 million. The credit is for eligible investments made after Jan. 1. The budget is $4.5 million for this fiscal year and starting in 2011-12, the program will have an annual budget of $25 million. The province, in consultation with industry, developed the program to ensure it met the needs of the manufacturing and processing sector and that as many companies as possible could access the initiative. “We are very pleased that government has listened to the needs of innovative manufacturers in Nova Scotia,” said Ann Janega, vice-president, Nova Scotia division of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. “The new credit program is accessible, efficient and effective in improving productivity. It will increase the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector and create more jobs for Nova Scotians.” The Manufacturing and Processing Investment Credit builds on the 10 per cent Atlantic Investment Tax Credit offered by the federal government for manufacturing and processing activities. More information on the program, including guidelines and an application form, is available at www.gov.ns.ca/econ/mpic .
“It’s never easy to come out and play your best. Even though it’s kind of what you live for, you dream about, playing on the big stage. I think he did that very well and has a solid career ahead,” said Roger Federer as Sumit Nagal goes down fighting in his Grand Slam debut.Displaying tremendous guts and resilience in the qualifiers at the Flushing Meadows, he got the better of higher-ranked opponents in Tatsuma Ito and Peter Polansky before rebounding from a 1-4 deficit to edge past Joao Menezes of Brazil in New York. Nagal had managed to set a dream date with Federer last Sunday after securing a main draw berth at a Grand Slam for the very first time in his career. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSumit Nagal was born to teacher Suresh Nagal and his wife Krishna Devi, a homemaker, on August 14, 1997. Hailing from Jhajjar village of Haryana, Nagal started training in tennis at the age of eight at a local sports club. His association with Mahesh Bhupathi helped his most in chalking out his tennis career. When Bhupathi was holding trials for students in his academy in 2007, Nagal was one of the three selected. In 2015, 17-year-old Nagal and Nam Hoang Ly of Vietnam teamed up to win the boys’ doubles title at the Wimbledon, enlivening many Asian dreams – that accomplishment also made Nagal the sixth Indian to taste glory at a junior Grand Slam Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterCome the big day and Nagal didn’t shy away from admitting himself as the underdog against the man who is often referred as ‘God of Tennis’. The 22-year-old didn’t hold back in expressing himself. He said, “I don’t care what commentators will be saying about me on TV. I’m going to be enjoying the crowd, playing the best tennis player ever. I’m just some dude from India. I’m fine with that until I make my name.” With a defensive game aided by great composure, Nagal started on an impressive note. He trailed 0-2, but managed to take advantage of a slew of Federer misses to eventually win the first set – becoming the first Indian singles’ player to take the first set against the 20-time Grand Slam champion. This was also the first time that Federer has lost the opening set in the first round of a Grand Slam. Despite making 14 unforced errors in the second set, the Swiss managed to dominate the second, third as well as the fourth set. The rising Indian had turned a corner since April. He started that month placed 350 in the ATP rankings but has nearly cut his ranking in half since then to arrive in New York at a career-high standing of 190. After reaching five Challenger semi-finals in two months, Nagal then qualified for his first ATP Tour main draw last month in Hamburg. He was three down from his previous attempts at breaking into a Grand Slam but, this time, he weathered three quality opponents in the qualifying draw for this latest breakthrough moment. Sumit Nagal gave a spirited performance before going down against the great 6-4, 1-6, 2-6, 4-6 at the iconic Arthur Ashe stadium. After the promising effort, Nagal said he was aiming to crack into the top-100 in order to play the ATP Tour level events more regularly. Though he lost the match to Federer, he has managed to win a million hearts with motivating display of grit and determination.
EDMONTON – It’s Weed Wednesday at the premiers meeting in Edmonton.The leaders of Canada’s provinces and territories are set to compare notes on how to handle the rules when the federal government legalizes recreational use of cannabis next July.While Ottawa will pass the enabling legislation, it will be up to the provinces to decide how cannabis will be distributed and sold, what public places it will be allowed and whether the minimum age to buy it will be higher than 18.Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the sheer amount of work and the unanswered questions require a one-year delay on implementation.“It’s too soon,” Pallister said at a media availability on Tuesday. “We aren’t ready as a country to fully address the issues that may come up as a consequence of this.”Pallister said domestic issues aren’t the only ones that need resolving. He suggested there are also questions on how Canada will interact with its largest trading partner, the United States, where only a handful of states have legalized marijuana use.“Better co-ordination among the provinces will be helpful in respect of getting at a lot of these issues.”Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said her government is consulting the public as her province prepares to meet the July 1 deadline, but she hasn’t ruled out asking for an extension.Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne and Stephen McNeil of Nova Scotia said they are also working to be ready by July 1.McNeil said rules needs to be uniform across the country, particularly in Atlantic Canada and especially around the minimum age.“I’ve said all along I believe 19 (as a minimum age) makes sense,” he said.
(The province of Quebec announced money to help the Algonquin community of Lac Simon improve its police force. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN)Tom Fennario APTN National NewsLAC SIMON, QUE — After three violent deaths involving police since February, the Algonquin First Nation of Lac Simon in Quebec will receive increased funding from the government of Quebec to improve its police force.“Today we received the confirmation of three aspects [of help], in the realm of prevention for the youth in our community and we received the services of a consultant who will help our police corps,” said Vice Chief Pamela Papatie.In a news press conference held Sunday in the community, Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Geoffrey Kelley announced that Lac Simon will see the return of its own Aboriginal police force in June.Members of Lac Simon First Nation march April 8 after a third violent incident involving police.The police will have additional help from retired provincial police officer turned consultant Réjean Hardy.The announcement follows the events of February, when Lac Simon police Officer Thierry LeRoux, 26, was shot and killed by community member Anthony Raymond Papatie.Papatie, 22, took his own life after confessing to the shooting on facebook.Then in April, Sandy Michel, 23, was shot and killed by local police after brandishing a knife.Since then the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the provinces police force, has been patrolling the community.Sandy Michel, 23, was shot and killed by local police in Lac Simon after brandishing a knife.“We remain concerned about the situation in Lac Simon, I think it’s very important that the local police force, the Anishnabe police force, go back to work,” said Kelley.Vice Chief Papatie said that despite the Michel shooting, the local police force is preferred to the SQ.“They know the addresses, they know who to go see if someone needs someone to listen to them, or even a place to bring them if someone just needs a place to sleep.”But the band council is on record stating that an additional $300,000 is needed to adequately police the community.And they’re not the only ones that think the local police is underfunded.“We were handed today a report that was given to the band by the CSST, the workman’s safety board, so we’re going to be looking at that to see if there are other measures that are necessary, but some of those adjustments can only be done working with the federal government because they’re part of the shared policing agreement that we have with this community,” said KelleyThe SQ’s union has also called for equipment such as tasers to decrease the likelihood of shooting death.“We have some pilot projects going on and we will learn from those pilot projects and we will see how we can incorporate these new technologies in the particular context of First Nation communities,” said Coiteux.Other measures announced today include $625,000 over five years for a program aimed at youth crime prevention, and $30,000 to improving security at the elementary school through the installation of cameras and a better access control system.A makeshift memorial sits outside Anthony Ramond Papatie’s Lac Simon home.Over crowded housing, substance abuse, and poverty are listed by residents as issues that plague the First Nation of around 1800, which sits about 500 kilometres northwest of Montreal.For now, Papatie said Sunday’s announcement is a start.“I’m satisfied,” she said “There remains work to be done, we’ll stay in communication, and the rest we’ll have to see.”Tfennario@aptn.ca
Starting April 2019, Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will fly to the three cities three times a week with the Boeing 737 NG.Departures from Vienna to Casablanca are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4:40 p.m. (GMT+1), according to a statement from RAM.Return flights are scheduled the same days with departures from Casablanca in the evening at 12 midnight (GMT+1). The company, according to the statement, also wants to increase its network in Africa by inaugurating a Casablanca-Abuja flight. RAM will offer the flight three days a week: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Return flights from Abuja will fly Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.Flights to Amman will be scheduled from Casablanca on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Return flights from Amman will be offered Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.The company said that its Casablanca-Vienna flight will begin service at the same time as the new Casablanca-Athens and Casablanca-Miami lines.Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced its Casablanca-Athens flight in August. Flights departing from Casablanca will be scheduled at 12 noon (GMT+1), while flights from Athens to Casablanca will leave the Greek capital at 4:05 p.m.In October, the company said that it will launch a new Casablanca-Miami flight Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. RAM will launch the non-stop flight on April 3, 2019.
The Tamil refugee Ranjini – incarcerated when pregnant after the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) branded her a security threat – had the first chance to put her side of the story on Wednesday to a retired judge examining her case, the Young Witness website reported today.In what is seen as the main chance of release for Ranjini and her three sons, the independent review by former federal court judge Margaret Stone comes as supporters are hoping hundreds of protesters will turn out at rallies to mark the first anniversary of her detention. The Gillard government has refused to issue visas to the 55 after the adverse ASIO assessment, in effect consigning them to indefinite detention. A broad outline of the ASIO assessment, stripped of any secret intelligence, was provided to the refugees in recent weeks as part of the review, but legal experts said this was not sufficient to allow them to respond to the allegations. Ranjini has the highest profile of 55 refugees locked inside Australia’s immigration centres – some for up to four years – who are unable to return home as they have been officially recognised to have a well-founded fear of persecution, but no other country is willing to accept them. Ranjini spoke to Justice Stone in Sydney after earlier making written submissions, prepared by lawyer David Manne and the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre.Mr Manne declined to comment and said the process needed to take its course, the Young Witness website reported.Refugee advocates will hold protests calling for the release of the 55 across Australia on Friday, including in Footscray, Dandenong and the Melbourne CBD, as well as Geelong and Ballarat. They are not permitted to know the detail of the ASIO allegations against them or to appeal the findings.Ranjini gave birth to a son, Paari, in January after being taken into custody in May 2012. A widow from Sri Lanka’s civil war, she had lived freely in Australia for more than year beforehand and remarried in Melbourne. An ombudsman report warned in March that her other children had suffered from trauma and her oldest son had shoved sticks into his ears.Justice Stone was asked by then attorney-general Nicola Roxon in October to review the ASIO assessments of the 55 cases after a High Court challenge to indefinite detention and months of back-bench pressure.Justice Stone is allowed full access to the secret ASIO files, but a Labor-dominated senate report raised concerns last month that her recommendations are not binding. Organiser Trevor Grant from the Tamil Refugee Council said hundreds were expected at the rallies.Anthony Bieniak, who runs lettersforranjini.com to draw attention to the plight of those in indefinite detention, said he had recently had more than 280 letters in support of Ranjini from the public.A spokeswoman for Justice Stone said it was unfortunately not possible to give a timeframe for completion of the reviews due to the varying amount of material and other factors beyond her control.Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said last week the first group of reviews should be complete within weeks.
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Gunmaker Colt says it is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15.Colt’s chief executive officer, Dennis Veilleux, says it is not permanently ending production but believes there is already an adequate supply of sporting rifles on the market. He said in a statement Thursday the company will concentrate on fulfilling military and law enforcement contracts with its rifle manufacturing.The West Hartford, Connecticut-based company has received some criticism from gun rights advocates for moving away from the civilian market.Veilleux said in the statement the company remains committed to the Second Amendment and is adapting to consumer demand.A national gun control debate has focused on access to AR-15s and other assault-style rifles because of their use in mass shootings.The Associated Press
TSX soars, Dow closes above 18,000 for the first time on strong GDP growth by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 23, 2014 7:48 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Stock markets in Toronto and New York closed higher Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 ending the day at record levels amid a slew of positive economic data from both Canada and the United States.The S&P/TSX composite index soared 161.65 points to 14,594.03, boosted by gains from metals and mining and energy stocks.The Canadian dollar climbed 0.05 of a cent to 85.98 cents US.Statistics Canada reported that gross domestic product rose by 0.3 per cent in October, beating economists’ expectations of 0.1 per cent growth for the month, following September’s reading of 0.4 per cent. The federal agency said growth was broad-based, attributing it to several major sectors of the economy — especially oil and gas extraction, mining and manufacturing.“I think it’s just that time of year that the market is looking for good news. That just happens to be the news lifting the markets,” said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at 3Macs.Nearly all sectors on the TSX were higher, led by a gain of 2.8 per cent for metals and mining stocks and a 1.88 per cent gain in energy stocks. The gold sector was the largest decliner, down 1.09 per cent.In the U.S., the Commerce Department revised upwards its GDP growth figures for the third quarter to five per cent from a previous figure of 3.9 per cent. Economists had expected the revision to show growth of 4.3 per cent.The pace was the fastest quarterly growth since the summer of 2003 and followed a 4.6 per cent annual growth rate in the April to June quarter. The Commerce Department said consumer spending and business investment accounted for the majority of the improvement.U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in November, while income posted the best gain in five months. The Commerce Department said consumer spending increased 0.6 per cent in November, double the 0.3 per cent gain in October and the best showing since August. Consumer spending is closely watched because it accounts for about 70 per cent of U.S. economic activity.Meanwhile, U.S. new home sales slipped 1.6 per cent in November — a sign that stronger job growth has not yet boosted that industry segment.The mostly positive data helped lift Wall Street, as the Dow Jones industrials advanced 64.73 points to 18,024.17, its first-ever close above the 18,000-mark, while the S&P 500 index added 3.63 points to 2,082.17. Both were records. The Nasdaq declined 16 points to 4,765.42.Trading volumes were expected to be lower this week, with both the Toronto and New York markets set to close at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday and remain shut Thursday for Christmas. New York reopens on Friday, but the TSX will be closed for Boxing Day.In commodities, the February crude oil contract added $1.86 to US$57.12 barrel.Crude prices hit US$107 a barrel in June but have plunged nearly 50 per cent since then due to a big supply-demand imbalance, aggravated by a decision by Saudi Arabia and other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to maintain production levels in the face of a global supply glut.“People may be looking at the glass half full, and saying there is some oversupply here, but demand may catch up,” said Nakamoto.The February gold bullion contract was down $1.80 at US$1,178 an ounce, while March copper was down a penny at US$2.87 a pound.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter
In a news release on Wednesday, the experts said that Iranian Kurdish prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi, who was arrested last June for alleged membership of the Kurdish nationalist group Komala, was repeatedly beaten in detention, denied medical care and access to a lawyer, and held in solitary confinement until January.They also expressed concern regarding his trial, which took place before the Revolutionary Court and lasted less than an hour.“Executing Mr. Panahi, following his torture, and unfair trial and on the basis of charges that do not meet international standards for the use of death penalty, would be unconscionable,” said the experts.“We remind Iran that the only thing that distinguishes capital punishment from arbitrary execution is full respect for stringent due process guarantees.”The experts also noted that despite marks of torture on Mr. Panahi body, the court did not order an investigation, and that he was allowed only one meeting with his lawyer between his arrest and the trial and no family visits. There are also ongoing concerns about Mr. Panahi, and he reportedly began a hunger strike early in 2018.The experts also expressed concern that some members of Mr. Panahi’s family appeared to have been convicted in separate summary trials, and sentenced to long prison terms, in apparent reprisals for their efforts to obtain further information on his situation.It is understood that the Supreme Court branch in Qom reaffirmed Mr. Panahi’s death sentence earlier in April, and his case was due to be passed to the Office of Implementation, said the experts, his lawyer has appealed for a judicial review.The news release noted that the experts are in dialogue with Iranian authorities regarding Mr. Panahi’s situation.The UN rights experts include Agnes Callamard, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; Dainius Puras, the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; and Nils Melzer, the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.UN Special Rapporteurs and independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.
TS: A lot has been said this week about Ireland’s record over Italy, but is this the first time it will really come under threat?BHH: Yes. It’s been close before between these teams, and this will be no different. The gap between Italy and the rest is closing if not closed already.DM: I don’t think so: if I well remember, in the match played in Rome in 2011, Ireland won thanks to an O’Gara’s drop in the last minutes.TS: Yes, but we went over there confident. There’ll be no O’Gara this time.DM: And no Sexton.TS: Do Italy smell blood?DM: Italy smell blood. Ireland have nothing to ask from this 6 Nations. We had a huge performance in London last Sunday.We’re expecting a great attendance at Stadio Olimpico.DM: Well guys, I have a news for you: Andrea Lo Cicero has just announced his retirement.LoCicero in action against Ireland in 2001. ©INPHO/Billy SticklandBHH: I think for such a servant as Lo Cicero, they’ll want one last big performance. The Italians have been getting fitter each year, and you wouldn’t discount them from another big performanceDM: That is our big challenge: Azzurri must show they’re ready to win the big match they’re asked to win after a week of congratulations.BHH: Dario, where will Ireland provide the biggest threat to the Italians?DM: Breakdown area and BOD, is it enough? His last match with Irish jersey.And the discipline! Irish forwards know a lot of dirty tricks and Azzuri must stay quiet.And you, where will Italy provide the biggest threat?TS: Dirty tricks? Our boys are saints!DM: They’re as saintly as Luciano Moggi. Or Byron Moreno.Trap hasn’t forgiven Byron Moreno, and the vendetta has spilled over to Italy’s rugby community. LUCA BRUNO/AP/Press Association ImagesBHH: I think Alessandro Zanni has been the player of the tournament.The battle of the backrow will be hugeDM: Pure talent, that Zanni.BHH: it’ll be a close match, so whoever gets the forward momentum will put themselves in a great position, and Zanni has been carrying extremely effectively so farDM: It will be interesting to look at our backs, they monopolized this week 6 Nations team.TS: BHH, I’m not confident, are you?BHH: Not really. Although Ireland are due a performance, they’ve made a habit of producing results when they’ve backed themselves into a corner.I think we’ll sneak it, But it’ll be close right up until the final whistleTS: Especially if we build up a big half time lead.BHH: The lack of scores we get in the second half is very worrying. It was a feature of ’09 that we’d score in the championship minutes from 40-60.DM: We shouldn’t forget Wayne Barnes is the referee: I hope he has more eyes than George Clancy in the rucks…TS: Nearly there, gents. Care to give an exact score prediction for what promises to an electric day at Stadio Olympico. (I’m imagining the noise when LoCicero is replaced)BHH: I think it’ll be extremely close, Ireland to win. maybe 17-15.DM: I want to be confident: 16-14, Italy to win.Two tries for Ireland. One for Azzurri.Wales are looking to stop a Grand Slam, sounds familiar. ©INPHO/Morgan TreacyTS: Also, a quick word on Wales v England, how do you see that going? Grand Slam or big choke?DM: I pray for the big choke as a Welsh fan.BHH: Probably England. I think they will have learnt from Dublin in 2011.I will be praying for the choke too.DM: But at the end, England will win 6N, without Grand Slam.I predict another close match.BHH: I don’t know, I think if Wales were to win, they’d win comfortably but if England win it’ll be close.TS: Gents, enjoy your long Six Nations weekend.Read more from BallHandlingHooker and Right Rugby and make sure to follow them on Twitter here and here for some up to the second views and opinion. DM: The question is: will Ireland replicate last week’s English performance?I mean: England tried in every way to find the way for the try line, keeping the ball and they failed. In the second half, Azzurri replied with the opponents tired and frustrated. No, the Six Nations is NOT over yet. Ireland still have to confront former whipping-boys Italy in front of a packed Stadio Olympico in Rome.To help make sense of it all, we pulled a virtual table out onto an imagined piazza (G-Chat) produced an espresso and a pack of Jammie Dodgers and got chatting with Ireland’s BallHandlingHooker blog and Dario Mazzocchi (he’s Italian) of RightRugby.TheScore.ie: So, BHH. We better start with that Sexton blow. We’re hearing 4 to 6 weeks out for him. Thoughts?BallHandlingHooker: It is a blow.There’s no doubt that right now he is miles ahead of Jackson, but I’m glad that Paddy gets another chance, this will stand to him in the long term.For Jonny, it’s more worrying from a Leinster and Lions point of view.TS: Indeed, he’ll be cutting it tight now.BHH: He isn’t one who historically can turn on his form the way a Brian O’Driscoll does. Sexton usually takes his time getting back to good form, and he doesn’t have much.TS: Dario, does Sexton’s absence make Ireland even less frightening?DM: Oh yes! He can fix the mess in every moment. I still remember his drop in Treviso with Leinster jersey this season.But Paddy Jackson has talent, too. He played a good match against Scotland, moving the ball and giving pace. Maybe he’s not the best kicker, but he has a deep “point of view” of the match he’s playing.TS: BHH, you’d agree with that view of Jackson? Are you heartened to keep so many units together despite the injury list.BHH: I would, he surprised me a bit with how good he was going forward against Scotland, but he reverted to a much more limited performance against France, not really giving too much ball to his backs outside him.It is surprising to keep so many units together like that, but I think we should be developing combinations anyway. It is helpful that some of the new combinations are able to continue as they were. I think it would have been much harder for Jackson and Marshall if they were playing with different partners each week.Parisse and Kearney contest a high ball last year. ©INPHO/Morgan TreacyTS: Not sure of the forecast, but Rome on a dry day will be a better showcase for his skill-set, surely.DM: Exactly. I’m giving a look at the weather forecast: a sunny Saturday in Rome.BHH: Hopefully a bit more running rugby than this competition has been used to this year.DM: I think possession will be the key of the match. With the Scots, Ireland insisted on it and lost the match…BHH: I wouldn’t be surprised if Kidney persists with a similar game plan though.DM: …I hope they’re going to do the same mistake against Azzurri.For this reason, Italy have to fight hard in the breakdown area to limit Irish speed and pace.Ireland have powerful players. A tough back row and an extremely good fullback who can counter attack from kicking game. We know Kearney’s qualities very well.Our centres and loose forwards will have a lot of work to do in defence.BHH: I think those will be the two key battles.Scotland seemed to expose the defensive frailties of the Italian midfield, so Ireland will be looking to put Luke Marshall, or Sean O’Brien through the middle provided they win the battle at the breakdown.
Poll: Are you happy Trump plans to visit Ireland? The US President could be here within a few months. TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said US President Donald Trump could visit Ireland as early as June.Speaking to reporters in Chicago, Varadkar said Trump is due to visit Europe twice in the next year, in June and December, adding that it would make sense for Trump to visit Ireland on one of those trips.The US President was due to visit Dublin and Clare, where he owns a gold resort in Doonbeg, last November but trip was cancelled for “scheduling reasons”.Protests had been planned ahead of that trip and any future visits are also likely to lead to demonstrations against Trump due to controversial comments he has made about topics such as race and gender. We want to know: Are you happy Trump plans to visit Ireland? Yes (5128) Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images I’m not sure (792) 140 Comments US President Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrock presented by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the White House on Thursday. Share297 Tweet Email1 US President Donald Trump with a bowl of shamrock presented by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the White House on Thursday. Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images 51,831 Views Saturday 16 Mar 2019, 9:31 AM No and I’ll protest (3226) Poll Results: Mar 16th 2019, 9:31 AM YesNo and I’ll protestNo but I won’t protestI’m not sureVote No but I won’t protest (7255) https://jrnl.ie/4546141 By Órla Ryan Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a 17-year-old was shot in Southwest Miami-Dade.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the area of Southwest 146th Street and 106th Court around 11:45 a.m. on Monday.According to police, the 17-year-old walked into his backyard and was shot.He was transported to Jackson Memorial South as a trauma alert patient.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Photo sharing social media site Pinterest has ended its invite-only registration process and is now available for anyone to sign on. The platform has been one of the fastest-growing social sites since its launch, becoming the third most popular behind Facebook and Twitter, according to an Experian study earlier this year. While analytics wonks have been closely monitoring Pinterest’s growth curve, with some noting a recent slow-down, the site will likely spike in the near term now that the gates are open. In hindsight, the company has been ramping up for the public opening by introducing new categories and broadening others. In July, Pinterest added to its category menu to include Quotes, Tattoos and Weddings. Other category names were expanded—Pets became Animals and Prints & Posters became Illustrations & Posters, for example. And in May, Japanese ecommerce company Rakuten invested an Internet-bubble worthy $100 million in Pinterest, valuing the company at a reported $1.5 billion.
Download AudioAfter Pearl Harbor was attacked, Juneau’s Japanese population was forced from their homes and sent to internment camps in the Lower 48. Teenager John Tanaka was among those shipped out. He was the valedictorian of Juneau High School in 1942, but didn’t get to graduate with everyone else. An empty wooden chair was put on stage in his place. Now, a bronze replica of that chair will remain at the Capitol School Park permanently. The sculpture was dedicated at a memorial to the interned on Saturday.
The recreational marijuana industry in Juneau won’t be growing when it was originally scheduled as the city won’t be accepting conditional use permits for marijuana businesses until next year.The Juneau Empire reports that the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly unanimously voted Monday to extend the moratorium on accepting or processing marijuana business permits through Dec. 31.The moratorium was established in January and was slated to end in mid-October. Officials say the extension is to give the city more time to set zoning rules.
Kerala floods 2019TwitterAs the incessant rainfall in Kerala continued for the third day, the normal lives of people came to a grinding halt. The state has witnessed severe flooding and landslides in most of the districts.The number of causalities has increased to 46 with the people of Idukki, Wayanad and Malappuram reeling under the wrath of the torrential rains. Over 1 lakh people have been shifted to relief camps and many are still being evacuated from the flood and landslide affected areas. Indian Army rescuing people in Kerala due to floodsTwitterThe Indian Air Force (IAF) teams are finding it difficult to conduct the search and rescue operations due to the worsening conditions in Wayanad and Malappuram districts. Kerala floods 2019TwitterAn entire village at Kavalappara near Nilambur in Malappuram district was washed away due to a landslide in the area. More than 100 acres of land was washed away leaving nearly 40 homes under debris.
Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury. File PhotoAnother case has been filed against Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury in Savar on charges of occupying a piece of land and demanding extortion, on the outskirts of the capital, reports UNB.Hasan Imam filed the case accusing Zafrullah Chowdhury, 85, Gono University registrar Delwar Hossain, 57, Gonoshasthya Kendra director Saiful Islam Sishir, 55, and Aulad Hossain, 48, with Ashulia police station on Friday, said its officer-in-charge Rizaul Haque Dipu.“Not influenced by the pressure of the government, police filed the cases against him after getting complaints from the victims,” said the OC.On Monday night, a certain Mohammad Ali from Harirampur upazila in Manikganj filed a case accusing four persons, including Zafrullah, with the same police station allegedly for attempting to grab a piece of land and demanding extortion.The accused have long been trying to occupy a 4.24-acare land, owned by Mohammad Ali of Pathalia union, said the OC Rizaul.They threatened and put pressure on Mohammad Ali in a bid to grab the land and demanded Tk 10 million from him as extortion, he added.
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Most air travel normal after U.S. holiday; Eastern Canada faces snow Monday, November 28, 2016 NEW YORK — The Transportation Security Administration says passengers have been moving “quite smoothly” through security checkpoints at U.S. airports.TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says about 2.5 million passengers were expected to be screened Sunday, the last day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That’s about 500,000 more than a typical weekday. AAA had estimated 48.7 million Americans would travel for the Thanksgiving holiday in total, including other forms of transportation.Federal Aviation Administration data showed average delays of 15 minutes or less Sunday afternoon at airports across the country.Lines at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were long but moving smoothly. At New York’s Kennedy Airport, lines were short and flowing quickly. Amtrak in New York City also was running normally. Cleveland and Washington also report large lines that are moving smoothly. In Canada, the Eastern provinces were hit with their first big blast of winter for the season Saturday and Sunday. There were some delayed and cancelled flights over the weekend, but the airports appear to be running smoothly now. The provinces experienced everything from strong wind to heavy snow and rain. Please check with the airline directly. There are no issues @stjohnsairport impacting arrivals, but may be weather elsewhere https://t.co/6WWFjQk7B1— St. John’s Airport (@stjohnsairport) November 25, 2016 Share Posted by Tags: USA & Canada The Canadian Press
By Constantinos PsillidesThe Israeli Civil Aviation Department is threatening to put a stop to Cyprus Airways (CY) flights to Israel if Cyprus doesn’t ratify the EU-Israel aviation agreement, according to a letter presented to the House Foreign and European Affairs Committee.The agreement will allow other EU based carriers to fly from Larnaca to Tel-Aviv.The Larnaca-Tel Aviv route is controlled by a bilateral agreement, which stipulates that CY is the only airline that can fly to Israel, unless the company foregoes the privilege. The EU-Israel agreement nullifies the bilateral agreement but hasn’t yet been put into effect since Cyprus hasn’t ratified it.Cyprus Airways representative Maria Saparilla told committee members that if the agreement is ratified immediately, it will endanger CY’s restructuring efforts as it will result in a 10-20 per cent loss of income. Cyprus Airways counter proposal is to wait for 2018 to ratify the agreement, so that the company has time to respond to the projected loss.Cyprus Civil Aviation Department official Antonis Lemesianos reminded committee members that an “open skies” policy is a priority for the government and that the Israeli threats should be taken seriously.“When deciding on the subject, one must not only take into consideration the best interest of a single company but the best interest of the whole country,” Lemesianos said, adding that the loss for CY would be around €1m but the country stands to lose tens of millions. Lemesianos also reminded committee members that putting an end to monopolies is included in the troika bailout agreement.The civil aviation official pointed out that when a third carrier started operating the Moscow-Larnaca route (which also used to be governed by a similar bilateral agreement), the loss for CY was estimated to be around €1m while the state gained around €50m.Lemesianos noted that Cyprus has until the end of July this year to ratify the agreement so every European carrier can be allowed to fly to Israel from Larnaca.Finance Minister Harris Georgiades’ position on the subject leaves no room for misinterpretations. On February 3, after CY chairman Tony Antoniou asked for the state to protect the company, the minister tweeted that “it is time for Cyprus Airways monopolies to end”.Cyprus Airways is currently waiting to hear from the European Commission, which is expected to approve or reject the company restructuring plan. The Commission will also decide whether Cyprus violated EU law when it gave over €100m in aid to the ailing national carrier, so it could stay afloat. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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