Governor trying to run parallel administration, says Mamata

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said some people in constitutional posts were acting like mouthpieces of the BJP and trying to run a parallel administration.“I usually do not comment on constitutional posts. But there are some people who are behaving like BJP mouthpiece. In my State you are seeing what is going. They like to run a parallel administration,” Ms. Banerjee said to a question on the role of the Governor in government formation in Maharashtra.“The Central and the State governments are elected by the people and the federal structure must work as per Constitution…But some nominated persons’ behaviour is too much. I think the Centre should act,” she said.The remarks assume significance as they come when the relations between the Raj Bhavan , Kolkata and the Trinamool Congress government remain strained. Only a few days ago Governor Jadgeep Dhankar visited Singur in Hooghly district which irked the State government. The Governor said he would like to spend a long time in Singur and Nandigram and gather “full knowledge” about the two places.Governor seeks helicopter to visit MaldaEarlier in the day, Governor Dhankar said he would visit Malda on Friday and had requisitioned a helicopter which for some reason had not been made available to him. “As per the direction, the issue of helicopter has been flagged to the State Chief Secretary for his response which is awaited. Keeping in view of the delay involved, a communication in the matter has already been sent by him to the Hon’ble CM and response to that is also awaited,” a press statement by the Raj Bhavan said. Mr. Dhankar had expressed his displeasure on not being invited to the inaugural event at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival.Ever since assuming charge in July, Mr. Dhankar has not shied away from criticising the policies of the State government, including law and order and educational system. While Mr. Dhankar’s visit to Ms. Banerjee’s residence during the Kali Puja brought some thaw in the relations, comments and counter comments had continued almost on a daily basis.last_img read more

Compton, Alaska stand behind Abueva

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers After title win, Eustaquio eyes unification clash with Moraes Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ LATEST STORIES “Alaska’s always been family first, I will never get in the way of somebody taking care of something important with their family,” said Saturday.“I’ve spoken to some of you about him missing some practices but our rule is if there’s something going on with your family, it’s an emergency, you don’t even need to call me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAbueva, who missed four straight practices with the club, was in game gear before the Aces took on the Elite but spoke lengthily with Compton before tip-off.Compton then allowed Abueva to leave to take care of the family issue. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We’re a family-first franchise, it’s one of the things that makes me proud to be part of Alaska,” said Compton as his team won 88-84. “We obviously missed Calvin but the other guys stepped up in his absence and we’re just praying for him.”RELATED VIDEO Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Alaska Aces. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska head coach Alex Compton said the Aces are in full support of Calvin Abueva, who has been dealing with family problems, even if it means he could miss practices.The star forward left Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday even before Alaska’s game against Blackwater started, but Compton cleared that his departure wasn’t a disciplinary action.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Former England batsman Graeme Hick named Australia’s batting coach

first_imgFormer England batsman Graeme Hick has been appointed as Australia’s new fulltime batting coach after initially working with the team on a temporary basis. (Latest Cricket stories)Hick has signed a contract until March 2020, Cricket Australia said on Thursday, having spent time with the side in the Caribbean earlier this year after Michael Di Venuto took up the head coaching role with English county side Surrey.LEHMANN IMPRESSED WITH HICK”Graeme worked with us during the recent ODI tour in the West Indies and we were really impressed with what he brought to the group,” Australia head coach Darren Lehmann said in a statement.”With an ICC Champions Trophy, an Ashes Series and an ICC World Cup all to be played in England in the near future, his knowledge of those conditions will also be invaluable.”Zimbabwe-born Hick will take up his post before Australia host South Africa for three Tests later this year.Australia’s batting group struggled on their recent tour of Sri Lanka, where the hosts’ spin bowlers flummoxed them on turning pitches to sweep the three-Test series.PROLIFIC FIRST-CLASS RECORDHick, who was prolific at first-class level in England, played 65 Tests and 120 one-day internationals for his adopted country.The right-handed batsman, however, struggled to convert his first-class form into the international arena.He scored 136 first-class centuries at an average of 52.2 but only six centuries at Test level, averaging just 31.32 runs.The 50-year-old, batting coach at Cricket Australia’s high performance centre in Brisbane since 2013, joined the Australia team on their one-day triangular series in the Caribbean in June.advertisement”I have thoroughly enjoyed my current role with Cricket Australia and have worked with some great young up and coming players during my time heading-up the under-19 programme,” Hick said.”To take the next step up with the men’s team and getting the opportunity to work with some of the best players in the world is something I am really looking forward to.”last_img read more

Ravens Cut Rice After Fiancee KO Video

first_imgBALTIMORE — Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 8 and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released that appears to show the running back striking his then-fiancee in February.The grainy video, released by TMZ Sports, apparently shows Rice and Janay Palmer in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino.Each hits the other before Rice knocks Palmer off her feet and into a railing. An earlier TMZ video showed Rice dragging Palmer, now his wife, from the elevator at the Revel casino, which closed Sept. 2.The Ravens said earlier Sept. 8 that they never saw the new video. Hours later, they sent out a one-sentence release: “The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of RB Ray Rice this afternoon.”The NFL also took action, saying on Twitter that Commissioner “Roger Goodell has announced that based on new video evidence that became available today he has indefinitely suspended Ray Rice.”Coach John Harbaugh was expected to talk Monday night after practice.The NFL suspended Rice for two games in July for domestic violence, a punishment at the time that received widespread criticism in different circles.“We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. “That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today.”Goodell indicated as much on Aug. 1 when during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend.“When we’re going through the process of evaluating the issue and whether there will be discipline, you look at all of the facts that you have available to us,” Goodell said. “Law enforcement normally has more … information, facts, than we have. We’ll get as much as we possibly can.”Rice’s lawyer, Michael Diamondstein, declined to comment when contacted by The Associated Press.The 27-year-old Rice was charged with felony aggravated assault in the case, but in May he was accepted into a pre-trial intervention program that allowed him to avoid jail time and could lead to the charge being purged from his record.After Goodell drew criticism not being tough enough on Rice, in a letter to all 32 NFL owners in August he wrote, “My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values.”“I didn’t get it right,” he added. “Simply put, we have to do better. And we will.” First-time offenders now face a six-game suspension.Rice began his suspension Sept. 7, when the Ravens opened their season with a 23-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. He was scheduled to return after the Sept. 11th game against Pittsburgh. According to the terms of his suspension, Rice could not be with the team and must work out alone.Rice hasn’t spoken often to the media since his arrest, but on July 31 called his actions “inexcusable” and said this is “something I have to live with the rest of my life.”He added: “I know that’s not who I am as a man. That’s not who my mom raised me to be. If anybody knows me, they know I was raised by a single parent, and that was my mother. I let her down, I let my wife down, I let my daughter down. I let my wife’s parents down. I let the whole Baltimore community down. I let my teammates down. I let so many people down because of 30 seconds of my life that I know I can’t take back.”(DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

a month agoJordan Henderson: Chelsea saw Liverpool’s best

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jordan Henderson: Chelsea saw Liverpool’s bestby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJordan Henderson says Sunday’s win over Chelsea epitomised Liverpool’s character.Frank Lampard’s side brought the scores back to 2-1 thanks to a cracking second-half goal from N’Golo Kante.But the Reds held onto for all three points and captain Henderson was delighted with the resilience shown by his teammates.He said: “Chelsea was a really tough place to come, good team, we had to grind it out, had to give everything and that shows what we’re about as a team.”It’s important, you need character and we’ve got plenty of characters in this team to fight and see games out.”It was tough, they put a lot of pressure on us and we just need to keep winning, keep getting three points.” last_img read more

DeNovaMed Inc Secures 500000 in Venture Capital Investment

first_imgA Halifax biomedical company on a mission to fight superbugs is enhancing its product development with an investment from the province. DeNovaMed Inc. has secured $500,000 in venture capital from Innovacorp. “Imagine, a new generation of antibiotics, developed here in Nova Scotia, to combat some of the world’s deadliest diseases,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “This investment supports the innovation and competitiveness priorities of the jobsHere plan to grow our economy, to say nothing of what it could mean to our health and wellbeing one day.” DeNovaMed is using computer-aided drug design to develop a new class of compounds that could treat infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs. The new antibiotics will target a particularly dangerous superbug known as MRSA, which often causes a skin infection that can rapidly spread to other organs in the body, is a serious problem in hospitals, and is now being observed in communities at an alarming rate. “We’re in the early stages of curing animals of infectious disease and expect to be ready for clinical trials starting two years from now,” said Chris McMaster, DeNovaMed founder and president. “This investment will allow us to hire additional staff and advance through the research and development process. We look forward to being able to deliver on the clinical promise of our innovation.” After prolonged treatment with antibiotics, bacteria become resistant to the drugs. It has been three decades since a truly new antibiotic has been developed. If DeNovaMed’s clinical trials are successful, the company will aim to partner with a large pharmaceutical company that would conduct the larger clinical trials and bring the drug to market. Today’s $500,000 investment includes the $120,000 seed investment announced when DeNovaMed was named as both a zone and provincial winner in Innovacorp’s recent I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition. “We’re very excited to be working with a team seeking to transform therapeutics for infectious diseases,” said Lidija Marusic, investment manager at Innovacorp. “DeNovaMed’s innovative antibiotic platform, combined with its solid plan for future growth, puts them in great standing for the rapidly mounting need for superbug treatments.” Based out of the cheminformatics and drug discovery laboratory at the IWK Health Centre, DeNovaMed has four PhD employees as well as scientific founders, Mr. McMaster, David Byers and Don Weaver.last_img read more

Morocco to Play Friendly Match against Libya on Sept 7 in

Rabat – The Moroccan football team will play a friendly against the Libyan team on September 7 in the great stadium of Marrakech, the Moroccan Royal Football Federation said on Monday. This match is scheduled as part of a training camp which will include a first friendly match against the team of Qatar, on September 3 at the Mohammed V sports complex in Casablanca.The latest rankings by the International Football Federation (FIFA), updated on June 5, shows that Morocco ranks 77th, Libya 64th and Qatar 100th.

Terrorism three continents filled with blood in a single day

Tunis – Friday June 26 was a bloody and tragic day. Four countries have once again been struck by terrorism. While it was not Friday 13, one could say it was a “double Friday 13”.Tunisia, France, Kuwait and Somalia were all struck by terrorists in one day. Are these attacks linked, or simply a coincidence? It was the second Friday of Ramadan when the jihadists produced terror in the world. It would seem as though attacks against tourists and religious monuments (HyperKosher tragedy in Paris and Mosque attack in Koweit) occur on Fridays. At least 15 of the 38 victims killed in the shooting in a Tunisian hotel in the tourist city Sousse, were British. Since January 14, 2011, it was the second time that Tunisian cities were struck by terrorists after the attack at the Bardo Museum.While 27 people were found dead and 222 injured in an anti-Shiite attack in a mosque in Kuwait, dozens had died on a base in Somalia. In France, an entrepreneur was beheaded in an attack. It is unclear whether this dispute was between an employee and his boss or a terrorist plot. Although the attacks in Kuwait have been claimed by EIIL, no word has been pronounced on the authors of the attacks in Tunisia. According to the New York Times, Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for the Pentagon stated that there was “no word yet on whether they were coordinated by the same terrorists”. Some, like Jean-Christophe Buisson, editor-in-chief of Culture at Le Figaro, believe there is a link between the events. He noted that the events happened only three days after the anniversary of the proclamation of the Islamic State Caliphate group, on June 29, 2014. According to Rukmini Callimachi a correspondent from New York, “ISIS Spokesman Adnani promised rewards for those who carry out attacks in Ramadan and make it a month of fire for the kuffar.” In Islam, “murder is forbidden by the Koran, not just during Ramadan. For example, in Koran it is said, ‘Move away from the abominable sins, apparent or hidden. Do not kill unfairly God has forbidden you.’ Unfortunately, the interpretation of religious text allows some extremists to encourage acts of violence”.In January 2015, two months before the attack of Bardo in Tunisia, two major terrorist attacks hit France. One against Charlie Hebdo and the other against Hyper Kosher. Experts, including intelligence services had suspected a link between the events. At the time, Boubaker el-Hakim, lieutenant of the jihadist group Daech and number 1 enemy of Tunisia, was accused by the French media. [A friend from abroad had to come to Tunisia to rent my house this week. Today, she called me to tell me she canceled the rent. “The smell of jasmine is stronger than terrorism, we are all soldiers and we will fight to gain back the peace and security that we once knew in Tunisia,” said Haifa Missaoui, a Tunisian citizen.While Marine Le Pen has seen fit to expel all foreigners suspected of “fundamentalism”, others find it unnecessary. Thousands of French have integrated jihadist groups to kill people of other nationalities in their country. We should strengthen our security and intelligence services and educate our citizens to understand and tolerate each other’s religion. In the meantime, countries should condemn these attacks and cooperate efficiently with their neighbors to improve security and tourism.Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

WatchCIBC hikes dividend by 275 buys back shares as thirdquarter profit rises

TORONTO — CIBC  increased its third-quarter net income to $978 million, up 6.2 per cent from the same time last year, driven by improvements at its core banking business and wealth management services.CIBC’s net profit was equal to $2.42 per share, or $2.45 per share after adjustments.The adjusted earnings hit a record $990 million, which was up 10 per cent from the third quarter of 2014 and above analyst estimates.The bank says it will raise its quarterly dividend by 2.75 per cent to $1.12 per share, an increase of three cents.CIBC, Scotia launching Apple Watch appRoyal Bank of Canada raises dividend 3% as profit rises on record-high Canadian banking earningsCIBC also plans to to buy back up to eight million of its shares over the next 12 months, representing up to two per cent of the total float.The buyback would cost up to $722.5 million if all shares were repurchased at Wednesday’s closing stock price of $90.31.CIBC’s core retail and business banking unit generated about two-thirds of the total net income. It rose by $47 million or eight per cent from a year earlier to $636 million — mainly due to higher revenue and lower loan losses.Net income from wealth management was up $19 million or 16 per cent from a year ago at $140 million while net income from wholesale banking fell $12 million or four per cent to $270 million. Corporate expenses were $68 million.Excluding two items that had a total negative impact of $12 million after taxes, CIBC’s adjusted net earnings were $990 million, up from $908 a year before.Adjusted earnings at wholesale banking were $275 million, up 21 million or eight per cent from a year earlier due to higher revenue from trading.The Canadian Press read more

Ranil notes importance of working with Sirisena on key issues

“We are not taking steps to ensure national unity and leave no room for extremism,” the Prime Minister said. He said that the Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims then voted for President Maithripala Sirisena and a unity Government was formed. The Prime Minister said that the Government took time to achieve some of its goals as it was facing huge debt left behind by the former regime.He says the Government has been able to address the economic issues and draw foreign investors to the country. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today noted the importance of working with President Maithripala Sirisena on key national issues.Speaking at a public event in Eravur, the Prime Minister noted that despite the end of the war in 2009 there was no attempt made for national unity. The Prime Minister said that as part of this move Singapore has been invited to draw plans to develop Trincomalee while India and Japan have shown interest to be part of the process.He also said that Hambantota will see massive development as a result of the Hambantota port agreement and moves to give the Mattala Airport to a new company by the end of this year. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Madill leaving Brock for KW Art Gallery

Shirley Madill, director of Brock’s Rodman Hall Art Centre, has been appointed executive director at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.Madill will take over leadership of the K-W gallery in early May.In addition to Brock, she has previously worked at galleries across Canada. She has degrees in art and history and has taught at Brock, the University of Victoria, Mohawk College and the University of Manitoba.

Autopsy scheduled for body pulled from Lake Erie

An autopsy is expected to take place Monday to determine the cause of death of a woman who was pulled from Lake Erie on Saturday. Ontario Provincial Police officers were called around 9 p.m. after a passerby found “an unresponsive female” in the waters just off Hastings Dr. The woman was brought to shore where she was later pronounced dead. OPP Forensic Identification Services is assisting with the investigation to help determine the woman’s identity. Anyone with information that could help police is asked to contact Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.

Hanging on to the tail of the tiger Conf Board of Canada

Conference Board of Canada Chief Economist Glen Hodgson delivers a keynote address at the Oil and Gas Summit in Calgary. January 12, 2016. KAITLIN LEE/660 NEWS by Kaitlin Lee Posted Jan 12, 2016 11:15 am MDT Last Updated Jan 12, 2016 at 11:16 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Hanging on to the tail of the tiger’: Conf. Board of Canada predicts slow, bumpy recovery for oil It’s not a pretty picture, but it’s a fair one.That’s the message as The Conference Board of Canada’s chief economist delivered his forecast for the future of Alberta’s energy industry, on the final day of the Oil and Gas Summit in Calgary.The board is predicting oil will only reach US$40 in 2016 and US$50 in 2017.But Glen Hodgson said we could benefit from the U.S. economy growing stronger, even as our dollar falls.“That could help tow Canada along, and we could start having exports from other parts of the economy growing, with the U.S., and that could be a source of energy.”Hodgson stressed, he is concerned by the inability of the private sector to “step up and invest.”That will be the real challenge going forward.“We really are kind of riding the tiger right now, you’re hanging on to the tail of the tiger, being driven by global factors beyond your control,” he said. “A little bit of growth would be nice, but unfortunately we don’t see growth in private investment happening in our economy.”Hodgson added that the global oil supply will have to slow down for things to really stabilize.“That would signal a turning point for the Alberta economy,” he said. read more

Smoking and drinking wine getting more expensive in Ontario

by Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 25, 2016 2:11 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Smoking and drinking wine getting more expensive in Ontario TORONTO – The Ontario government tackled a number of key vices in its 2016 budget, making it costlier to smoke and consume certain types of alcohol in the province, although a section of the gambling industry was given a small boost. Here are the key details:SMOKINGSmokers in Ontario need to brace themselves for higher prices as the province’s tobacco tax is hiked.Starting Friday, the Liberal government is increasing the tobacco tax rate by $3 per carton of 200 cigarettes. That’s an increase from 13.98 cents to 15.48 cents per cigarette and per gram of tobacco products other than cigars.Tobacco tax rates will further increase based on inflation over the next five years, beginning in 2017. The province says the increases will support smoking cessation efforts while working towards Ontario’s goal of having the lowest smoking rate in Canada.For instance, a portion of revenues will be used to support a $5-million investment to improve access to smoking cessation services for “priority” populations. The tobacco tax increases are also expected to help combat the contraband tobacco market.Tobacco retail inspections are being enhanced with pilot projects starting in April at four public health units that will focus on seizing contraband tobacco and flavoured tobacco products.Ontario is further proposing legislative amendments that would allow for the forfeiture of raw leaf tobacco — a measure also aimed at deterring contraband tobacco distribution.DRINKINGIt will become costlier to enjoy certain types of alcohol in the province, with wine lovers particularly likely to feel the pinch.The government will establish a minimum $7.95 retail price for table wine per 750 ml bottle by 2019. The increase will be phased in over three years.The province says the measure is being taken to make the price of wine consistent with spirits and beer.The minimum cost of cider, fortified-wine and low alcohol wine will also increase over the next three years at yet-to-be-announced rates.Moreover, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario will increase the markup for wine products by two percentage points starting in June, another two percentage points in April 2017 and a further one percentage point in April 2019.The basic tax on non-Ontario wine bought at winery retail stores is going up by one percentage point in June, and will rise by one percentage point further in April of 2017, 2018 and 2019.The government is also planning legislation that will establish higher basic wine tax rates for sales at winery retail outlets that operate inside grocery stores, and will bring in legislation that taxes spirits purchases at on-site distillery retail stores.Despite the higher prices, it’s getting easier for Ontario residents to purchase certain alcohol, as up to 70 grocery stores will be authorized to sell wine and beer together by the fall, with that number expected to rise. Cider will also be sold at grocery stores.Net income from the LCBO is estimated to be $58 million higher than what was projected in the last budget, largely due to strong sales last summer that were pumped up by good weather, strong tourism and sporting events, such as the Toronto Blue Jays’ high intensity performance last year.GAMBLINGThe horse racing industry was given a boost as a provincial transfer payment program — formerly known as the Horse Racing partnership — was extended for two years to March 2021 while the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation works to integrate horse racing into its gaming strategy.The province says the program extension will encourage investments and business decisions while also contributing to the support of rural jobs and economic development in the agricultural sector, especially the horse breeding sector.The government says it intends for the OLG to establish a future longer-term funding arrangement with the horse racing industry which would be subject to government approvals.Net income from the OLG is estimated to be $159 million higher than projected in last year’s budget, with higher-than-projected sales in national lotteries cited for the boost. read more

Rainy Afternoon Brings 2Vehicle Accident to Highway 6

Authorities responded to an accident on Highway 6 near the business loop exit in Price on Wednesday afternoon around 12:30 p.m..According to early reports, the Utah Highway Patrol, Carbon County Sheriff’s Office and Price City Fire Department responded to the scene of the two-vehicle accident.The exact cause of the accident has not been released at this time, but traffic has been slowed for cleanup. There has been report of a 55-year-old female complaining of back and leg pain.Check back to ETV News for more information as it is released.

Dublin Fire Brigade 2day strike called off as unions agree to meet

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Sean Murray Mar 8th 2017, 5:46 PM Image: Short URL BOTH THE SIPTU and Impact trade unions have agreed to call off the two planned Dublin Fire Brigade work stoppages later this month, after a direct intervention by Lord Mayor Brendan Carr.As part of the agreement to enter talks with Dublin City Council, any plans to change the current operation of the DFB Emergency Medical Service system has been suspended at Carr’s request.On Monday, plans were announced for two 24-hour work stoppages by Dublin Fire Brigade on Saturday 18 March and Monday 27 March.The dispute between the DFB and the council is primarily focused on the current Emergency Medical Service system, which unions say is set to lose its ambulance call and dispatch function.Siptu and Impact said they’ve received a commitment from Dublin City Council to enter into an independent process, which will be chaired by the chairman of the Dublin north-east inner city taskforce, Kieran Mulvey.Mulvey was previously head of the workplace relations commission.A statement from Siptu said that they had received an “unequivocal commitment” that the independent process agreed upon will the “sole and singular forum for consideration of all of these issues”.Lord Mayor Brendan Carr said: “I am sure that it will come as a great relief to the residents of Dublin that the immediate threat of a strike by such key members of our city’s emergency services has been averted.”Carr added that he was hopeful that an agreed solution can be found which will ensure the best outcome for the city.Sinn Féin councillor Noeleen Reilly welcomed the news, saying that residents had been concerned about the path taken by Dublin City Council management with the fire brigade.She said: “The removal of the emergency call service would have a detrimental effect on operations… Now that the strikes have been called off, I would call on Dublin City Council to engage fully in these talks in the interests of stakeholders involved.”Read: ‘We’ve been forced into this’: Dublin Fire Brigade to go on strike for two daysRead: Firefighters in Dublin have voted to go as far as striking Dublin Fire Brigade 2-day strike called off as unions agree to meet council Lord Mayor Brendan Carr intervened directly to facilitate the upcoming discussions. 7,158 Views Image: Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 5:46 PM 8 Comments Share187 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

A Canadian volunteers cry for the refugees in Leros

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The story of a woman flying from Toronto to Leros is raising awareness in Canada for the ongoing refugee crisis in Greece. Tia Tariq is one of the many international volunteers who travelled from their countries – at their own expense – to assist the aid agencies that are trying to welcome the hundreds of refugees arriving daily to the Greek islands. She narrated her experience at a Syrian refugee camp in the small island, describing the situation as “utter chaos”. Unlike bigger, richer islands like Lesbos, Chios and Kos, Leros is a small ‘forgotten’ island with very limited resources, which is very close to the Turkish coastline – which makes it ideal for the refugee-filled boats. “I’ve been up for 48 hours,” she told Global News Network, something she attributed to the immense task at hand and the needs that have to be met on a daily basis. She stated that, by the time refugees get to the island, they have already travelled for days, often without food. “Either they pass away, they start fainting, or they are in the hospital, it is really crazy,” said Taniq, who admitted that she somehow feels powerless, unable to offer anything but emotional support to people that have left their fortunes and homes in ruins, while some have lost family, either at home or during the journey. The task of dealing with dead bodies that have drifted ashore is another factor that has haunted volunteers. “Because it’s a very small island, the morgue is not very big,” she said. “So right now you have four children, their bodies are in ice cream freezers because they don’t know what to do with them.”Illustrating the need for warm clothing and bedding for the refugees who have to sleep in large, shared tents, as the harsh, wet wintertime is coming to its peak, she explained the one rule that has helped her cope with situations she never thought she would have to see: holding her feelings inside. “Because if you start crying, if you start showing emotion, you are not giving them any hope,” she said.last_img read more

Brock Lesnar talks about what UFCs offer was to him

first_img Braun Strowman Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Facebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Video: Seth Rollins says his victory over Brock Lesnar might be the greatest victory of his career Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnarcenter_img Videos Articles Wrestleview Live #63: Reviewing and discussing SummerSlam 2019 from Toronto Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Pinterest UFC On ESPN Deal Is Happening Now Playing Up Next Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? WWE RAW Results – 8/12/19 (Night after SummerSlam, Seth Rollins, The Miz vs. Ziggler) Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Twitter The Associated Press has a new article up about WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar choosing to re-sign with WWE and retire from MMA.Lesnar notes that UFC offered him a contract that was “10 times” the amount he made during his first stint from 2008 to 2011. Lesnar also noted that when he called UFC Owner Lorenzo Fertitta to inform him of his decision to stay with WWE, Fertitta doubled UFC’s offer. It was finally noted that Lesnar’s new deal with the WWE is for three years. Here is an excerpt from the interview:“Lorenzo said to me, ‘Can we sharpen our pencil? Can we double it’. I said, ‘It’s not about that. I’m calling you to tell you where my heart is, and it’s not about the money.’ And then in the back of my mind, I’m thinking, ‘Well, yeah, it is about the money, but I don’t have to beat myself up for it.’ To prepare for another MMA fight, we’re talking 16, 18 weeks of pure hell, and then the cage door shuts and it’s on. When you’re sick for two or three years and you don’t know what’s going on, all of a sudden I went from the baddest man on the planet, to vulnerable. It’s reality. My whole life I’ve been this superhuman freak that just kills people, a savage beast. I wasn’t that guy anymore. … Of course my confidence was totally jaded on my last three fights. Whose wouldn’t be? Is Anderson Silva the same guy he was (after breaking his leg)? I’ve been a barbarian my whole life. I’m just a smarter barbarian now. Evolution, you know?” I tried to picture myself coming down to the cage, and it was like a bad dream, it just wasn’t right. It didn’t feel right. I’m riding the caboose of my sports career. I just barely caught this thing. I’ll see you the next time.” Ex-UFC champion Brock Lesnar finally rules out return to MMARecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBraun Strowman Still Not Cleared For MatchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the listlast_img read more

Tornadoes very possible in Hurricane Maria

first_img FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Former PNP Election candidate and businessman calls for swifter reconstruction for Capital, Grand Turk New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 21, 2017 – Providenciales – Tornadoes are to be a serious feature of #HurricaneMaria, along with the storm surge she is forecast to possibly bring to the TCI and SE Bahamas.    The hurricane pounded Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to every customer and will today collide with northern Dominican Republic before the she makes her way near these islands and that movement could include a shift more west, which is a closer brush with the now notorious hurricane.Remember the storm updates are coming a couple of times per hour right here on Power and on Kiss, so you get the latest on what is the 13th named system of the season is doing with Kenny the Hitman.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more