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Turf clubs worried over GST ‘hurdle’

first_imgtaxation and taxes BL23_P4_RACING Cable, DTH to attract lower taxes under GST RELATED COMMENTS May 22, 2017 × Say high tax rate will hit revenues, drive sport to illegal betting mafia Turf clubs, which promote horse racing — popular mostly in South India and to an extent in Maharashtra, West Bengal and Delhi — are a worried lot.Causing them — and punters and race horse owners — concern is the rather high 28 per cent tax rate they face under the new GST regime, expected to kick in on July 1.“Horse racing will get severely impacted, revenues to the government will fall and the move will drive betting into the hands of the illegal betting mafia,” said R Surender Reddy, Chairman of Hyderabad Race Club Ltd (HRC).In States where the betting tax rates are low at present, the governments tend to garner higher revenues. For instance, in Karnataka, the rate is 8 per cent and the Bangalore Turf Club, on a turnover of ₹1,926 crore, paid the State government ₹154.10 crore in 2016-17. Similarly, in Telangana, the rate is 7.32 per cent and, on a turnover of ₹1,271 crore, the State got ₹93.10 crore.On the other hand, Tamil Nadu at a high tax rate of 21 per cent, got just ₹7.4 crore on a turnover of ₹35.68 crore.The 28 per cent tax proposed under the GST will significantly hit the racing industry, said Reddy. It will lead to heavy retrenchment, as major race clubs provide direct and indirect employment to several thousands. HRC employs about 2,500 people, of whom 900 are women, he pointed out.Game of skillHe argued that the Centre’s move could kill the sport. It may also affect other equestrian games that are recognised by the Olympic Association. “You cannot equate racing with lottery. The Supreme Court had clearly said racing is a game of skill and in not gambling,” Reddy contended.HRC put forth its case with the Telangana government recently, urging it propose a lower tax rate at the GST Council.Horse racing as an agro veterinary-based industry supports agriculture by way of consuming about ₹500 crore of agriculture produce such as oats, bran, lucerne, Rhodes grass, etc, the representation stated. Published on SHARE COMMENT BL23_P4_RACING SHARE SHARE EMAIL nulllast_img read more

Japan’s come a long way since early days of lopsided losses

first_imgSeveral players are eligible for Japan because of rugby’s liberal three-year residency rule, including South Korean-born Jiwon Koo, New Zealand-born Luke Thompson, and Australia-born James Moore.Captain Michael Leitch was born in New Zealand with Fijian heritage, but came to Japan to study when he was 15 and speaks Japanese better than English. He’s the face of Japanese rugby, and his sponsors have placed him in media everywhere.Winger Kotaro Matsushima was born in South Africa to a Japanese mother and a Zimbabwean father.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Japan players pose for a group photo after the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal loss to South Africa at Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — Rather than focus on Japan’s 26-3 loss to South Africa in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarterfinal, it’s better to remember how far Japan has come since it played in the first World Cup in 1987.It’s been often painful, frequently humiliating, and a road’s that’s now taken Japan to No. 6 in the world rankings — ahead of two-time champion Australia.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical “I couldn’t look,” he said, squinting as if not to recall the moment. “At the time I hoped this shocking score would make some changes in Japanese rugby.”Eventually it did.A succession of top foreign coaches, starting in 2007 with New Zealander John Kirwan, began to change things. Japan drew with Canada 12-12 that year, ending a 13-match losing streak in the World Cup.Australian Eddie Jones built on the success, leading Japan to the most shocking upset of the 2015 World Cup, a 34-32 victory over the same South Africa that defeated Japan on Sunday under Joseph.In addition to foreign coaching, Japan also has a mix of players with various ties to Japan. About half the 23-man team on Sunday was born to two Japanese parents. They include stars like flyhalf Yu Tamura along with speedy winger Kenki Fukuoka.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Japan lost to New Zealand 145-17 in 1995, and in 2007 there were two humbling losses — 91-3 against Australia and 72-18 vs. Wales. New Zealand battered the Brave Blossoms 83-7 in 2011.“We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved at this World Cup,” said Japan coach Jamie Joseph, a former New Zealand player who also played for Japan. “This is for the players. They’ve given to the group and they’ve given so much to the country in this World Cup.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceJapan finished first in its group and won all four of its matches, including a victory over Ireland and a scintillating 28-21 victory over Scotland a week ago to guarantee its spot in the last eight.Japanese rugby reporter Hiroshi Yoshida recalled watching that 1995 game on television, the 145-17 loss to New Zealand.center_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ Pistons’ Derrick Rose, Joe Johnson are big names with something to prove Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architect LATEST STORIES Becoming his own man View commentslast_img read more

`Demolitions, dent in sentiment to cut 31st revenues by 25 pc

first_imgMumbai, Dec 30 (PTI) The ongoing demolition drive and “negative sentiment” following the Kamala Mills fire tragedy will shave off the business of city restaurants and pubs by 25 per cent during the New Year celebrations, said an industry source.Fourteen persons died in a fire at a roof-top pub in Kamala Mills compound in Central Mumbai yesterday.”The incident was very tragic and has turned the sentiment further negative for the industrys upcoming New Year celebrations, which was already suffering due to the Goods and Services Tax (GST).”We are expecting the business in Mumbai to be affected by 25 per cent this New Years eve,” Hotel and Restaurant Association Of Western India (HRAWI) President Dilip Datwani told PTI here.Last year the business had been hit by demonetisation.According to industry sources, overall business on the New Years eve in Mumbai is about Rs 800 crore.”The fire incident was very tragic, and there is definitely a need to take action to make city restaurants and pubs a safe place for patrons,” Datwani said.However, he expressed reservations about the civic bodys demolition drive in the aftermath of the fire, saying, the drive “left, right and centre” wont solve the problem.”There is a need to review the situation. Definite action must be taken where it is needed,” he added.However, this will further scare people as no one will want to take any chance to venture out on the New Years eve, he added.Since most hotels and restaurants have sold tickets and invested in New Year events, it is not possible to cancel them, he said.advertisementThe HRAWI has called on its members to give paramount importance to patrons safety and observance of all fire safety norms.”Our members will observe a low-key New Years eve by sporting a white label or flag in grief for the citizens who lost their lives at Kamala Mills,” he said.The HRAWI has also called for constitution of a joint committee of industry representatives and authorities to re-look at regulations in the wake of recent events.”We feel knee-jerk reactions against the industry will only further dampen and disrupt the spirit further,” he said. PTI SM AA KRKlast_img read more

Sultan of Johor Cup: India beat Australia 5-4 to book semi-final berth

first_imgThe Indian junior men’s hockey team beat defending champions Australia 5-4 to record their fourth successive victory and qualify for the semi-finals of the Sultan of Johor Cup 2018.India made a dominating start to the game. Though their initial chance of scoring from a PC went amiss, Gursahibjit Singh scored a fine field goal to give India 1-0 lead in the 5th minute.The team built on a good start to score three more back-to-back goals in the 11th, 14th and 15th minute through Haspreet Singh, Mandeep Mor and Vishnukant Singh respectively. The 4-0 lead at the end of the first quarter was a major setback for the defending champions.The Indian Jr. Men’s Hockey Team showcase an impressive overall performance in their fourth pool-stage encounter at the 8th Sultan of Johor Cup 2018 to beat Australia by 5-4 margin and remain undefeated in the entire tournament.#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/sKkvxgq1kGHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 10, 2018However, India faltered in their defence in the second quarter only to give away an easy goal through a penalty stroke in the 18th minute. Damon Steffens, who scored the first goal for Australia, ended up scoring the second goal too when an Indian infringement inside the circle saw them concede a PC in the 35th minute, narrowing the goal deficit to 4-2.Though Shilanand Lakra scored in the 43rd minute to take India’s lead to 5-3, Australia put India through some tense moments as they appeared to make a late recovery, by stretching India’s defence.advertisementIn the 59th minute, the pressure to defend the scoreline saw India colts give away another penalty stroke which was easily converted by Steffans, taking the goal difference to just one. But India held their nerves to finish the match in their favour.India will next take on Britain in their fifth match on October 12.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Asian Champions Trophy: Dilpreet Singh hat-trick helps India trample Oman 11-0

first_imgDefending champions and favourites India started their 2018 Asian Champions Trophy hockey campaign with a crushing win over Oman at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat on Thursday.Young striker Dilpreet Singh scored a hat-trick while Harmanpreet Singh scored twice in India’s 11-0 rout of the hosts Oman.India opened the scoring through Lalit Upadhyay’s goal in open play in the 17th minute. Three more goals followed in the second quarter as Harmanpreet Singh (22nd minute) sounded the board with a low drag-flick, followed by Nilakanta Sharma (23rd minute) flicking in during a goalmouth scrimmage and Mandeep Singh (30th minute) capitalising on a pass from the right flank.In the second half, India displayed phenomenal phases of hockey as Dilpreet scored three goals (41st, 55th and 57th minute) and was adjudged man of the match, while Gurjant Singh (37th minute), Akashdeep Singh (27th minute), Varun Kumar (49th minute) and Harmanpreet (53rd minute) made entries on the score-sheet.The Indian Men’s Hockey Team showcased an inspiring performance as they beat hosts Oman 11-0 in their opening match of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018 on 18th October. Here are some photographs from the match.ALBUM: https://t.co/BMjHWixlNO#IndiaKaGama #HeroACT2018 pic.twitter.com/FpKptiFKWAHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 18, 2018Dilpreet credited his goals to the support of his teammates. “It was not just an individual effort. My teammates created the openings for me to score the goals,” he said.”We are happy to start in this manner, but tougher competition is ahead of us,” said Harendra. “I am not happy at the manner in which we played the first quarter. We have a lot of work to do,” Indian coach Harendra Singh said.advertisementFT| The Indian Men’s Hockey Team showcase an inspiring performance to pick up a comfortable victory against hosts Oman in their opening game of the Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018 on 18th October 2018. #IndiaKaGame #HeroACT2018 #INDvOMA pic.twitter.com/XCmLGlLezmHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 18, 2018Oman team’s coach Tahir Zaman said he expected India to go all out, but was upset at the errors by his defenders. “We gave away four or five goals that should not have been there,” said Zaman, a former Pakistan captain.”We were playing against Asia’s highest-ranked team. Our target was to sustain and absorb the pressure that was expected from India,” said Zaman.”Despite the highly skilled opponents, our team did well to create some scoring opportunities in the first quarter,” he said. “We need to learn from the mistakes and stay competitive in the tournament,” Zaman said.India play the next match of the Asian Champions Trophy against Pakistan on Saturday.last_img read more

IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant objects after Shreyas Iyer decides to withdraw run-out appeal

first_imgRishabh Pant overrode Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer’s decision to withdraw a run-out appeal against Deepak Hooda in the IPL 2019 Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Vizag on Wednesday. Iyer was happy to let it go and he allowed Hooda to continue but Pant was having none of it.In the final over of the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings, Deepak Hood missed a slower ball outside the off-stump from Keemo Paul but ran for a quick bye – Rishabh Pant collected the ball and threw it at the other end. However, Hooda collided with Paul who was looking for the ball. In the process, Deepak Hooda collided with the bowler and slipped.The umpire immediately asked Shreyas Iyer if he wanted the appeal to stand. After he allowed Hooda to continue, Rishabh Pant came down to the captain who then decided to let the appeal stand.Earlier in the evening, Shreyas Iyer was in the limelight because he tossed the coin all too soon even before Sanjay Manjrekar completed the pre-toss formalities.Delhi Capitals bowled superbly for most of the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings. Ishant Sharma and Keemo Paul picked crucial wickets while Amit Mishra dismissed Martin Guptill and Axar Patel bowled economically on a slow pitch.However, cameos from Vijay Shankar and Mohammad Nabi helped SRH post 162 for 6 off their 20 overs.Also Read | Shreyas Iyer in a hurry at toss, Sanjay Manjrekar stops himlast_img read more

World Cup 2019 broadcast: India vs New Zealand warm-up match Live Streaming

first_imgIndia kickstart their final stages of World Cup 2019 preparation in their 1st warm-up match against New Zealand at The Oval on Saturday.Virat Kohli-led Team India will be focussed on getting their team combination right ahead of the tournament proper, starting May 30. India will face Bangladesh in their 2nd warm-up match on Tuesday before taking on South Africa in their World Cup 2019 openers on June 5.All eyes will be on Vijay Shankar as the India all-rounder underwent scans after suffering a hand injury during a training session on Friday. Kedar Jadhav’s fitness will also be monitored as he returns to competitive action for the first time after missing the knockout stages of Indian Premier League 2019.Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma’s forms will also be a talking point as two of India’s biggest match-winners will be hoping to return to form as early as the first warm-up.On the other hand, New Zealand miss wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham to an injury.What TV channel and live stream is the World Cup 2019 warm-up match between India and New Zealand on?All World Cup 2019 warm-up matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the World Cup 2019 warm-up match between India and New Zealand be played?The World Cup 2019 warm-up match between New Zealand and India will be played at The Oval in London from 3 PM IST on Saturday, May 25.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 warm-up match between India and New Zealand live?advertisementThe match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 warm-up match between India and New Zealand?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the World Cup 2019 warm-up match between India and New Zealand?India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.Also Read | 2019 World Cup: Focus on team balance as India face New Zealand in warm-up matchAlso See:last_img read more

Heynckes proud of 500th Bundesliga win

first_imgBayern München Heynckes proud of 500 Bundesliga wins as Bayern go six points clear Joe Wright 17:05 11/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) jupp heynckes - cropped Bongarts Bayern München Bundesliga Bayern München v Augsburg Augsburg The coach was not aware he had reached 500 Bundesliga wins until after Saturday’s victory over Augsburg – but he was happy to find out Jupp Heynckes admitted he was proud to become the first person to reach 500 wins in the Bundesliga after Bayern Munich cruised to a 3-0 victory over Augsburg.Two goals from Robert Lewandowski and a strike from Arturo Vidal were enough for the home side at the Allianz Arena and sent them six points clear at the top of the table, after RB Leipzig drew with Bayer Leverkusen.The result took Heynckes to 500 wins from 1016 matches as a player and a head coach and, although he was not aware of the milestone until full-time, he was nonetheless pleased with the achievement. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “I can’t say it means nothing to me, that would be wrong,” he said. “It’s a great number, but I was focused on the game and the opponent. You don’t think about having an anniversary like this or winning so many games.”We found it difficult to get into the game because the opponents played in a very structured way, so if we hadn’t been top-notch and very attentive, we would not have won.”After 25 minutes, we came up with a better performance.”500 – Jupp #Heynckes celebrates his 500th win in the #Bundesliga (174 wins as a player & 326 wins as a manager) – more BL wins than any other! Unique. @FCBayernEN @FCBayernUS #FCBFCA pic.twitter.com/fHSC0bZheO— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 18, 2017Vidal broke the deadlock in the 31st minute and set up Lewandowski’s first goal to ensure Bayern had control of proceedings before half-time.Heynckes is delighted the Chilean has responded well to some stern words concerning his early season form.”I am satisfied with him today, as well as with all the players,” Heynckes said. “I know Arturo very well, we worked together at Leverkusen for two years, I know what he can do. “When I arrived here I was not happy with his performance at the time, so I told him that very clearly and he has been working very intensively for two weeks and doing a great job.”last_img read more

Talking Touch – December

first_imgPlease click on the following links to read about what has been happening around Australia.Old Boys Have Still Got ItAs their name suggests, they are getting on in years, however the Coota Hotel Old Boys continue to defy the aging process in pool three of this year’s men’s touch football competition. Last week Old Boys accounted for Globe Benders 5-1 to give them an amazing 15 tries in their last two outings.http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/news/local/sport/other/old-boys-have-still-got-it/2012895.aspx Orange High Girls Finish Second In StateOrange High School have stormed through the NSW All Schools Touch Football finals in Penrith, finishing second to Kiama High in the final in sweltering heat last Friday. The school’s Year 7 and 8 girls went down 3-0 in the final after sweeping all before them in the preliminary rounds, winning all four of their matches.http://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/news/local/sport/general/orange-high-girls-finish-second-in-state/2012976.aspx Pup Leads The Way For BulldogsRising Bulldogs star James Western is snapping at the heels of two of the biggest names in Rockhampton Touch Football.When it comes to the scoring touchdowns in Rockhampton’s top men’s competition, Dan Withers and Ian Shuker are the leaders, but Western isn’t far behindhttp://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/03/pup-leads-the-way-for-bulldogs-touch-football-/ Mangrove Jacks Eye Titans’ TitleDarwin Touch newcomers Mangrove Jacks will be doing everything they can to wrestle the title from Titans in the women’s division one grand final to be played at Fannie Bay tonight. The Jacks have taken the competition by storm in their debut season, but they’ll have to knock off the reigning premiers if they want the crown.http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2010/12/03/198371_ntsport.html Karley To Try Again For Mum Pat Banks had a lot of sayings for her daughter Karley.If Karley failed at something she would tell her to “suck a lemon and try again next time” and if life was really looking bleak, she would say; “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”http://caboolture-shire-herald.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/karley-to-try-again-for-mum/ The Ultimate ShowdownThe best up-and-coming Touch Football talent from Australia and New Zealand will go head to head in January 2011 when they compete in the Youth Trans Tasman Test Series.Canberra is set to host the 2011 clash between New Zealand and Australia where boys and girls of various ages fight it out for the ultimate title. To view this story, search for page 30 after clicking on the following link:http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1q4bb/NepeanNews2December2/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http://www.yudu.com/item/details/255211/Nepean-News-2-December-2010-Issue-38%3Fedit_mode%3Don Touch Players Compete in NZBeing picked to play for their state meant a lot to Hervey Bay junior touch football players Sophie O’Toole and Lauren Scholl, so they weren’t about to let the opportunity pass them by.The two travelled to New Zealand to compete with the under-16 and under-14 junior representative teams after impressing selectors at the Sunshine Coast touch football carnival in Maryborough in August.http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/story/2010/12/09/giving-it-their-all-sophie-orsquotoole-and-laur/ Students Show Magic Touch Fast breaks, cut-out passes and sliding defences were on display for all to see by the top teams contesting the 17th St Candice’s Regional Invitational Touch Football Competition on Friday, November 26. The Blue Mountains’ showcase primary school level touch football annual event was a roaring success with 10 schools from Lithgow to Springwood registering 46 teams and 460 players.http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/news/local/sport/other/students-show-magic-touch/2020180.aspx Second-Half Blitz By JacksMangrove Jacks consumed women’s Darwin Touch grand final opponents Titans in one swallow in a one-sided season decider at Fannie Bay last Friday night. A tight 2-1 half-time turned into a 6-3 second-half rout for the Jacks.http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2010/12/08/199401_ntsport.html Buckaneers Finish Season In StyleBuckaneers Red star Claire Orford has given herself and team-mate Addison McKenzie the fairytale finish they deserve while the pair brought Emmaus’s fairytale run to an end.Orford’s player-of-the-final performance, combined with a McKenzie double in the showdown, helped Buckaneers Red keep their unbeaten record against Emmaus intact, running out 3-1 winners in the final.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/09/buckaneers-season-finish-claire-orford-addison Buckaneers Win TitleA first-half master class from star Dan Withers gifted Buckaneers the 2010 Men’s Premier League title.Withers had the ball on a string and his opposition in a spin, combining with young gun Jayden Benbow to inflict a 5-3 win over Bulldogs in the men’s final in slippery conditions on Tuesday night as part of the Rockhampton Touch Association’s grand finals.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/09/buckaneers-premier-league-title-2010-men Cougars Take Down Their PreyThe rain abated and Emerald’s Open Touch finals were under way at the racecourse touch fields on Wednesday night.Barely a hair could separate the score in the A-grade women’s final between In2Design Cougars and Nunchuckers.http://www.cqnews.com.au/story/2010/12/13/cougars-take-down-their-prey/ Finals Fever Strikes Touch PlayersThe fields of Jubilee Park will be teeming with action tonight as the Wagga Touch Association (WTA) grand finals get underway. Expectations of an explosive contest are running high, following a season of dynamic performances and close matches from the top billings.http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/sport/general/finals-fever-strikes-touch-players/2024888.aspx World Cup May Be Within ReachThe world’s best Touch Footballers could be coming to a field near you.The 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup will be held in Australia and Rockhampton could be in the running to host the event.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/12/17/2015-touch-world-cup-may-be-within-rockys-reach/ Three Wagga Touch Stars Make The Australian Youth Trans Tasman Series TeamThe Wagga Touch Football season may have drawn to a close last week, but the excitement is only just building up for the sport’s finest. Three of Wagga’s brightest stars have reached another level of success following the announcement of the Australian Youth Trans Tasman Series team.http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/local/sport/other/three-wagga-touch-stars-make-the-australian-youth-trans-tasman-series-team/2031230.aspx  If you have seen a Touch Football story in your area that you would like to see on the website, please email it to lauren@austouch.com.au.last_img read more

Bull attacks Shia procession in Lucknow, 12 injured | WATCH

first_img Indo-Asian News Service LucknowMay 28, 2019UPDATED: May 28, 2019 19:56 IST Administration swung into action after video of incident went viral | Screenshot of YouTube video from Mohammad AbbasHIGHLIGHTSBull attack triggered stampede-like situation at SaadatganjPeople in area blamed district administration for not making adequate arrangementsAn ambulance was called and the injured mourners shifted to a trauma centreTwelve Shia mourners have been injured here in the old city area of the Uttar Pradesh capital when a stray bull ran amok and tore into a procession taken out to mark the martyrdom of Hazrat Ali on the 21st day of Ramzan.The attack, late on Monday, triggered a stampede-like situation at Saadatganj.However, a major tragedy was averted when a group of Shia mourners held the bull by its horns and pushed it aside.An ambulance was called and the injured mourners shifted to KGMU Trauma Centre.Three with critical injuries were hospitalised while others released after first aid. Those hospitalised included Nadeem Rizvi, 55, Zafar Abbas, 28, and Laraib Zaidi, 25.People in the area have blamed the district administration for not making adequate arrangements like barricading to check stray animals or secure the route for the iconic procession which marked the 150th year of Lucknow’s legacy.The district administration swung into action after a video of the incident had gone viral.WATCH | Bull attacks Shia procession in LucknowThe Lucknow Municipal Corporation has formed a committee to probe why stray bulls were not removed from the area.”Municipal Commissioner has formed a panel headed by Additional Commissioner Amit Singh to fix responsibility on those entrusted with the job,” said LMC Chief Veterinary Officer Arvind Rao.Despite the security breach, district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma passed the buck on corporators.”It’s the responsibility of the corporators to curb stray menace. If they cannot do it, they should seek LMC’s help,” he said.advertisementThis was tenth attack by a stray animal in the city in two months.Also Read | Cows made to walk through fire in Karnataka. Where are the gau rakshaks?Also Read | Rooster fights reign as the thriving gambling sport during Makar SankrantiAlso Watch | Cows made to walk through fire in KarnatakaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byMohak Gupta Tags :Follow ShiaFollow RamzanFollow Lucknow Bull attacks Shia procession in Lucknow, 12 injured | WATCHThree with critical injuries were hospitalised while others released after first aid.advertisementlast_img read more

Korea Open: Parupalli Kashyap beats Jan Jorgensen to advance to semi-finals

first_img Press Trust of India IncheonSeptember 27, 2019UPDATED: September 27, 2019 15:56 IST Parupalli Kashyap in action (File Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSParupalli outsmarted Jorgensen 24-22 21-8 in 37 minutes to make it to his 2nd semifinal of the seasonIn the first game, the duo engaged in short rallies initially and spilt the first 8 pointsParupalli will now face world no 1 and two-time world champion Kento MomotaIndian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap progressed to the men’s singles semi-finals of the Korea Open World Tour Super 500 with a straight-game win over former world no 2 Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen here on Friday.In a clinical display, the 33-year-old from Hyderabad, who is the lone Indian left in fray, outsmarted Jorgensen 24-22 21-8 in 37 minutes to make it to his second semifinal of the season. He had reached the last four at the India Open Super 500 tournament.The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist will now face world no 1 and two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan on Saturday.A former World No 6, Kashyap, who was promoted from the qualifying round, had last played Jorgensen five years ago at the Denmark Open.The Indian entered the match with a 2-4 record against Jorgensen, a 2015 World Championship bronze medallist.In the first game, the duo engaged in short rallies initially and spilt the first 8 points. A couple of backhand error and Kashyap was lagging 5-8.Another miscued shot at the net and a wide smash gave Jorgensen an 11-8 advantage at the break.After the interval, Kashyap garnered a few quick points to turn the tables on his rival, reaching 14-12. The Dane hit the net thrice and also went long, while Kashyap unleashed two powerful cross court smashes.A precise slice helped Jorgensen break the run of points and then level par when kashyap committed an error.The duo fought hard, moving from 14-14 to 18-18. A timely video referrel gave Kashyap another point but he sent one to the net as it was 19-19.advertisementJorgensen then held the game point opportunity after a precise smash at the backline. However, a jump smash from the Indian made it 20-20.Kashyap then earned a game point only to give it away. However, the Indian grabbed a second game point opportunity and converted it when his opponent hit the net. He thus sealed the first game which lasted 22minutes.The second game started on a similar note with the duo tied 3-3 initially. Kashyap then took control of the net and curbed his errors to reel off five straight points.Jorgensen tried to up the pace but unforced errors pegged him back as kashyap held a 11-7 lead at the breather.It was mostly one way traffic after the break as Kashyap found the gaps easily even as his rival got buried in a heap of unforced errors. Kashyap grabbed the next nine of the 10 points to move to the match point and then sealed it with a smash.Also Read | No movement on that front: Pullela Gopichand on new coach for PV SindhuAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Korea OpenFollow Parupalli Kashyap Next Korea Open: Parupalli Kashyap beats Jan Jorgensen to advance to semi-finalsIndia’s ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap defeated former world no 2 Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen to reach into men’s singles semi-finals of the Korea Open World Tour Super 500.advertisementlast_img read more

IMF Mission Team Satisfied with Implementation of Economic Programme

first_imgStory Highlights All quantitative performance and indicative targets for the end of June were met IMF calls Jamaica’s current economic programme “strong” Growth targets remain “disappointing” The Government’s efforts in implementing Jamaica’s current economic programme have been deemed “strong” by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Team, which has concluded the country’s first quarterly review under the new Extended Fund Facility (EFF).The IMF team, led by Mission Head, Jan Kees Martijn, has been in the island for the past 10 days reviewing Jamaica’s performance, for the April to June quarter, under the US$932.3 million four-year EFF.They will prepare a staff report for submission to the IMF’s management and, ultimately, the institution’s Executive Board for consideration and approval for the next disbursement of funds to Jamaica.Details of the review were outlined by Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, and Mr. Martijn, during a joint media briefing at the Ministry’s offices in Kingston on August 22.Mr. Martijn informed that having assessed the quarter’s developments, the Mission found that the economic programme’s implementation, thus far, has been “strong” and that the structural reforms “have been progressing.”“All quantitative performance and indicative targets for the end of June were met, including a floor on social spending. A budget for the current fiscal year in place (is) in line with the targets of the programme, and it is being implemented, as intended. In addition, a number of legislative amendments (which) have been adopted to improve tax administration, and all other (supporting) structural benchmarks, to date, have also been met in a timely manner,” he indicated.Mr. Martijn said the review, however, found that the economy remains “weak” and that there is still uncertainty, particularly from investors, many of whom “remain to be convinced that this programme will truly take hold.”He said the growth targets remain “disappointing” and cited statistics pointing to increased unemployment. He said while the latter is attributable to an expanded workforce, rather than increased job losses, it nonetheless is “an important indicator”.Against this background, Mr. Martijn said the Mission and government have reached “understanding” on a supplementary Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, mapping out the way going forward.Key to this are adoption of fundamental tax reform; strategies to increase growth by improving the business environment and pursuing critical investments; further actions to make the financial system more resilient, with enhanced supervision and phased reforms of the securities dealers sector; and strengthening of the social protection framework. He assured that despite some “technical changes,” no amendments have been made, in principle, to the programme.“With these staff level understandings on the next steps of the programme, we (can) now move forward. But, I should make it clear that they are subject to approval by the IMF’s Management and Executive Board; and provided that performance remains strong, we foresee that the Board’s consideration of the first review under the Fund arrangement could take place by late September,” Mr. Martijn said.“Upon approval, about US$30 million would be made available to Jamaica,” he added.Mr. Martijn expressed gratitude for the extent of co-operation forthcoming from all stakeholders.Meanwhile, Dr. Phillips said that in addition to senior government officials and technical staff, the IMF representatives also met with private sector representatives and other stakeholders.He too expressed satisfaction with the performance of the government and its agencies, in fulfilling the programme’s requirements, thus far. The Minister also said he is pleased that the private sector is “beginning to respond to the opportunities created under the programme.”“We are seeing, for example, an extension in the level of private (sector) credit. We have received reports of welcomed investment activity and expansion in the agricultural sector, in tourism, and among small business elements,” he informed.The Minister acknowledged that more work needs to be done to fulfill the programme’s objectives of enhancing growth and reducing public debt, and remains confident these can be achieved.“As confidence builds in the sustainability of the programme, and as greater understanding spreads about the rationale underpinning the programme, we expect many more in the private sector to begin to seek out opportunities to become truly enterprising and reach out for the earning opportunities that are available in this very competitive global and domestic environment,” Dr. Phillips said.last_img read more

Qatargas RasGas CoLoad First LNG for Split Delivery

first_imgzoom Doha-based liquefied natural gas company Qatargas and RasGas have completed the first co-loading of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for split delivery on board LNG carrier Al Khuwair.The parties co-loaded the cargoes at the Ras Laffan terminal in Qatar on the Q-Flex LNG vessel. The cargoes were delivered to the Zeebrugge LNG Terminal in Belgium and the South Hook LNG Terminal in the United Kingdom, respectively.This method of multi-port delivery of a single LNG cargo from two separate suppliers “represents a new level of operational flexibility and supply chain efficiency in the LNG industry.”Prior to this development, the established practice was to load a single cargo for delivery to a single location supplied by a single seller.“We are delighted to have achieved this key industry milestone through the hard work and dedication of the Qatargas and RasGas teams, vessel operators and our LNG customers,” Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Petroleum, and the Chairman of Qatargas Board of Directors, said.The milestone comes on the back of a political crisis which hit Qatar in at the beginning of June, when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt cut all diplomatic, trade, and transportation ties with the country.Air, sea, and land border connections were cut off, blocking all vessels coming from and going to Qatar from the four countries.Earlie in August, Qatar’s Minister of Transport Jassim bin Saif bin Ahmed Al-Sulaiti informed that the country plans to establish three new direct maritime routes with Malaysia, Pakistan and Taiwan in September to go around the blockades imposed by its neighbors.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img RICHMOND COUNTY: Route 206 Route 206, from Creighton Road east to Veterans Memorial Drive, will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and paving until Saturday, Nov. 21. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Big Baddeck Road Sections of Big Baddeck Road, north of Old Margaree Road, will be reduced to one lane until Saturday, Nov. 14, for repaving. A detour route is available on Old Margaree Road loop. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Trunk 7 Sections of Trunk 7, between Little Liscomb Road and Sherbrooke, will be reduced to one lane until Friday, Nov. 6, for repaving. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Motorists should use extra caution in the area. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from Tracadie Harbour Bridge, east for about 18 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, asphalt-concrete patching and repaving until Saturday, Nov. 7. A pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. RICHMOND COUNTY: D’Escousse Cap La Ronde Road in the Town of D’Escousse, from the intersection of Route 320 and Poirierville west for about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for clearing, and repaving until Saturday, Nov. 21. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 HANTS COUNTY: Wentworth Road/Morrison Drive and Highway 101 Wentworth Road/Morrison Drive and Highway 101 will have stop-and-go traffic for construction of a roundabout, sidewalk and water main until Monday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 245 Route 245, for about five kilometres from Highway 104 east to Smith Road, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Nov. 14. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 INVERNESS COUNTY: Route 252 Traffic on sections of Route 252, east of the intersection of East Skye Glen Cross Road for about 5.4 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving. Work takes place until Saturday, Nov. 21. Traffic control people and signs are on site. COLCHESTER COUNTY: College Road Sections of College Road in Bible Hill will be reduced to one lane from Main Street to Village Line Avenue for repaving until Monday, Nov. 30. Traffic control people and signs are on site. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 Fax: 902-527-5371 Local Area Office: 902-674-2535 Fax: 902-674-2170 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Glace Bay Lake Bridge Glace Bay Lake Bridge, Route 255, will be restricted to local traffic to replace the bridge until Monday, Nov. 30. A detour is available via Tower, Marconi Tower and Sand Lake roads. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 Highway 102, from the merge point with Highway 118 for about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane until Saturday, Nov. 7, for paving. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset, except on Fridays when it finishes by 3 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 30 Trunk 30, from the national park entrance at Pleasant Bay to the national park entrance at MacKenzie Mountain, will be reduced to one lane for planing, patching and repaving until Saturday, Nov. 27. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Wreck Cove Bridge Wreck Cove Bridge on Trunk 30 will be reduced to one lane for replacement of bridge until Saturday, Nov. 14. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Red River Road Red River Road, from the junction of Trunk 30 for almost 10 kilometres to the end, including the following side roads: Pleasant Bay Harbour Road; Pleasant Bay United Church Road; Hinkley Glen Road; and Angus More Road, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Saturday, Nov. 27. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 HANTS COUNTY: Route 215 Route 215, about 500 metres west of William Conley Road, east for about 12.4 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for paving until Monday, Nov. 16. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 Fax: 902-667-8294 Local Area Office: 902-565-6841 Fax: 902-563-2517 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Fairview Overpass Fairview Overpass is reduced to three lanes, to rebuild the southern section. Construction is expected to take about six months. Traffic will flow outbound on the two outer lanes, and inbound on the inner lane. Drivers should expect delays, or use an alternate route. Local Area Office: 902-891-1573 Fax: 902-896-2259 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111 – Highfield Park Pedestrian Bridge Highway 111 will be closed at the Burnside Drive underpass, on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. to install the new Highfield Park Pedestrian bridge. Traffic control people will be on site. Traffic will be detoured around the site using the on- and off-ramps for Burnside Drive. Local Area Office: 902-476-3704 Local Area Office: 902-424-1750 Fax: 902-424-0849 Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-6747 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 PICTOU COUNTY: Route 256 Route 256, from the Colchester county line east for about five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Nov. 7. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, near Ben Eoin, will be reduced to one lane for gravelling, grading and paving until Sunday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A pilot vehicle will guide drivers through the construction zone. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge will be available until a permanent bridge is completed. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h at the site and warning signs are in place. Reduced weight restrictions are no longer in effect at this crossing. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 301 Route 301 will be restricted to local traffic between Mount Pleasant Road and Dickson Road to install culverts at Fitzsimmons Brook until Monday, Nov. 9. Alternate routes and signs will be in place. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Spanks Bridge Spanks Bridge, on the Larry’s River Road at West Cooks Cove, will be restricted to local traffic until Friday, Nov. 6. A detour is available on Mountain Road and Trunk 16. Trans-Canada Trail users are advised that the Spanks Bridge is closed and to use caution when travelling in this area. INVERNESS COUNTY: Cabot Trail Traffic on sections of the Cabot Trail in the Margaree Harbour-Margaree Forks area will be reduced to one lane for road-shoulder repairs until Saturday, Nov. 13. Signs and traffic control people are on site. HANTS COUNTY: Sangsters Bridge Sangsters Bridge, on Sangsters Bridge Road connecting Upper Falmouth and Trunk 14, will be closed for repairs until Monday, Nov. 30. A detour route is available through the Town of Windsor. PICTOU COUNTY: Ferrona Bridge Ferrona Bridge, on Churchville Road, will be closed for repairs until Saturday, Nov. 7. A detour is available via Route 348 and East River East Side Road, Route 348, Plymouth Park Road or Route 374 and East River East Side Road. -30- Local Area Office: 902-424-0054 Fax: 902-424-7116 Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352center_img Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 INVERNESS COUNTY: Highway 105 Highway 105, from Rough Brook Bridge east for almost 10 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for planing, patching and paving until Saturday, Nov. 21. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 and Plains Road will be reduced to one lane for gravelling and paving until Sunday, Nov. 15. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-798-5957 Fax: 902-798-6747 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 INVERNESS COUNTY: Doyle’s Bridge Doyle’s Bridge on the East Margaree Road will be closed until further notice. A detour is available on East Margaree Crossroad. KINGS COUNTY: Glebe Bridge Glebe Bridge, on Route 201, has a 2.7-metre height restriction and a 15-tonne weight restriction until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 Fax: 902-533-4352 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Alexandra Street Roundabout Construction of the Alexandra Street roundabout, at the intersection of Alexandra Street and Kenwood Drive in Sydney, will continue until Tuesday, Dec. 15. The traffic lights will be replaced by a three-way stop during construction. Drivers should expect delays or use an alternate route. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 Fax: 902-563-2517 RICHMOND COUNTY: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of Highway 104, east of Port Hawkesbury between Exits 45 and 46, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Nov. 21. Traffic will be controlled by signs and traffic control people. Work is taking place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Stewarts Bridge Stewarts Bridge, between Route 311 and West North River Road, will be closed for replacement until Monday, Nov. 30. A temporary panel bridge will be in place as a detour. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Moose River Road – Reid’s Bridge Reid’s Bridge on Moose River Road will be closed for replacement until Thursday, Dec. 31. Detour signs will direct motorists. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 347, Sherbrooke Road Route 347, from Falls Brook south to Meiklefield Road for 4.4 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for repaving until Saturday, Nov. 14. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 NEW WORK KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure The Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, will be closed until further notice. A marked detour route is available on New Road, Route 221 and Morden Road. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-577-0956 Fax: 902-674-2146 Local Area Office: 902-577-2237 Fax: 902-563-2517 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 HANTS COUNTY: Trunk 2 Trunk 2 from Milford Road to about 150 metres south of Gibb Road, will be reduced to one lane for paving until Friday, Nov. 6. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. KINGS COUNTY: Hillaton Road Hillaton Road will be closed for bridge repairs until further notice. A detour route is available from Route 221 to Route 358 to Saxon Street. CONTINUING WORK RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from Lynches River Connector east to Chapel Island, will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and paving until Saturday, Nov. 21. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-680-5914 Fax: 902-681-7151 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 Local Area Office: 902-538-3877 Fax: 902-538-8288 Local Area Office: 902-956-2365 Fax: 902-896-2259 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from Lakeshore Drive east for almost five kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for road repairs and paving until Saturday, Nov. 21. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-5797 Fax: 902-896-2259 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Corsen Bridge, two kilometres before Ingonish, continues to be reduced to one lane. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 Fax: 902-755-7184 KINGS COUNTY: Rainsforth Bridge Rainsforth Bridge on Rainsforth Road will be closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is in place. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, from Exit 17 west to Exit 15, will be reduced to one lane for widening and paving until Monday, Nov. 16. Work takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

Fed Chair Powell highlights importance of independent Fed

first_imgWASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the Fed’s independence from political pressure plays a key role in enabling the central bank to fight inflation, stabilize the economy, and regulate the financial system.His remarks Friday come after Kevin Warsh, a former Fed official who President Donald Trump interviewed for the chairman post, said in an interview with Politico that Trump did not appear to view the Fed as an independent body. He said Trump was direct about how he thought interest rates should be managed.Powell warned against taking that independence for granted given its recent success in keeping inflation low.Powell warned, “We must not forget the lessons of the past, when a lack of central bank independence led to episodes of runaway inflation and subsequent economic contractions.”last_img read more

Two universities evacuated after reports of suspicious packages

Two universities have been evacuated after reports of suspicious packages being found within their grounds. On Wednesday morning, at 11.40am, the University of Glasgow announced it had evacuated some of its buildings after a suspicious package was found in its mailroom.Hours later, at 2.20pm, Essex Police said the University of Essex had been evacuated after a separate report of a suspicious package. In a statement released on Twitter, the Scottish school said: “Under advice from Police Scotland, a number of buildings on the main University campus have been evacuated as a precautionary measure after a suspicious package was found in the University’s mailroom. Police are dealing with the matter and we will provide regular updates.”At present, the following buildings have been closed: Boyd Orr Building, Mailroom, the OTC (Officer Training Corps) building next to it, Wolfson Medical Building, Bower Building, Isabella Elder Building, James McCune Smith Learning Hub site and the Joseph Black Building.”As a precautionary measure, police have advised the evacuated buildings should remain closed for the remainder of the day. As such, classes in these buildings have been cancelled for the rest of the day.”On Wednesday afternoon, an Essex Police spokeswoman said: “As a precaution we have put a 100m cordon in place and we have evacuated a section of the university and nearby buildings. We await the arrival of the Ministry of Defences’ EOD team.”It is not clear at this stage whether or not the two incidents are linked. In a separate incident, the flagship Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters in Gogarburn in Edinburgh was evacuated as police dealt with a suspicious package.It was reported this package was also discovered in the mailroom, but it later transpired this was a false alarm.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Nordmin Constructors a new Canadian full service mining EPC and EPCM company

first_imgCanada’s Nordmin Group has announced the creation of Nordmin Constructors Inc (Constructors), a company focused on providing full EPC solutions to the mining and industrial sectors across North America and around the world. Constructors joins Nordmin Engineering Ltd (Engineering) within the group. “Constructors is the manifestation of Engineering’s existing efforts in the industry, but expanded to include full construction management and general contracting services to streamline projects and improve efficency.”Now operating as a sister company rather than a division of Nordmin Engineering, Nordmin Constructors will move forward in undertaking major capital projects providing Engineering, Procurement and Construction services, coordinating all aspects of the project from construction through commissioning. “Nordmin Engineering Ltd has provided EPC and EPCM services for the last many years, stopping short of operating as a full general contractor. However, with changes in the industry it is clear to us that the mining and industrial sectors need a company like Nordmin Constructors that can efficiently execute projects from start to finish, maintaining focus, safety, budget and schedule. Our focus is efficiency and fit for project solutions, not maximising our hours and fees on a project,” says Chris Dougherty, Chairman of the Nordmin Group.Nordmin Constructors Inc will be led by Mining Industry veteran Micheal Mayhew, formerly Vice-President, Operations with AMC Contractors and Dumas Mining. With 25 years or more of experience in construction and contracting around the world, Mike’s leadership will prove invaluable in guiding the company going forward. “This is a very exciting development for me and for the Nordmin Group. We are building on the 14 years of effort at Nordmin Engineering and have many opportunities before us to make Nordmin Constructors a major player and provide the mining and industrial sectors with a positive alternative to ‘big project team’ thinking that is both safe and efficient,” says Micheal Mayhew, President of Nordmin Constructors Inc. The Nordmin Group of Companies is based in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with offices in Sudbury, Ontario, Kamloops, British Columbia and Salt Lake City, Utah. The group provides engineering, construction and operational support to the mining and industrial sectors worldwide.last_img read more

IHF Super Globe 2018 Barca against Al Najma Montpellier VS Hammamet

← Previous Story Veselin Vujovic wants Milic and Ocvirk in Nis Next Story → THW Kiel’s pre-season lesson for SG Flensburg IHF Super Globe 2018 will be held in Doha, Qatar, between October 16 and 19. Eight best teams from various continents will meet at Duhail Handball hall to decide about the “world’s best”.Here is the schedule:Day 11/4 de final – 16/10/2018Match 1 FC Barcelona (ESP) – Al-Najma (BRN)Match 2 Montpellier AHB (FRA) – Hammamet (TUN)Match 3 Taubate FAB Unitau (BRA) – Füchse Berlin (GER)Match 4 Al Sadd (QAT) – Sydney Uni HC (AUS)Day 2 1/2 finale – 17/10/2018Loser Match 3 – Loser match 4Loser match 1 – Loser match 2Winner match 3 – Winner match 4Winner match 1 – Winner match 2Day 3 – Final Day– 19/10/2018Final places 7/8Final places 5/6Final places 3/4FinalPHOTO: IHF IHF Super Globe 2018 read more