Notley says BC pipeline court challenge illogical harmful if successful

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the B.C. government’s attempt to get court backing in a bid to thwart the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would put Canada in “economic gridlock” if it succeeds.British Columbia is seeking control over increased levels of diluted bitumen coming into the province because of concerns of increased risk to the environment.Notley says if the B.C. Court of Appeal agrees the government has the right to do so, that would open the door to provinces regulating all kinds of goods coming in from the rest of Canada — to the detriment of the economy as a whole.Notley says her government will seek intervener status in the court proceedings and she expects B.C. will fail.She also says the legal move is illogical.She notes that B.C. wants control over more bitumen coming into the province via pipeline on environmental safety grounds, but is OK with current levels already coming in.“It makes no sense,” Notley said Thursday from Slave Lake, Alta. “If bitumen were so hazardous, why would we only be looking at the (extra) incremental bitumen that’s in the new pipeline?“This isn’t about environment. This is about the new pipeline … I think the courts will see right through it.”In Calgary, United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney said the court reference is one more delay tactic in a pipeline project that is already on the edge of an abyss.Operator Kinder Morgan has stopped extra spending on the project and is to decide by the end of May if it will go forward, given the opposition from B.C.Kenney said Notley’s government has not been strong enough to dissuade B.C. or to get Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to take action on a project that it already approved.“None of this gives Kinder Morgan the certainty it needs to proceed with this $7-billion, job-creating investment that would help us get a fair price for our oil,” said Kenney.Companies in this story: (TSX:KML)last_img read more

TransCanada selling stake in five Quebec wind farms to Innergex

first_imgCALGARY – TransCanada Corp. says it has agreed to sell its 62 per cent stake in five wind farms in Quebec’s Gaspe peninsula to Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. for about $630 million.The Cartier wind power facilities currently have a total generating capacity of 590 megawatts and Innergex says the long-term plan is to generate approximately 1,780 gigawatts — enough to power about 80,900 Quebec households.The electricity produced by the wind farms is sold under existing agreements at fixed prices for terms of 20 years with Hydro-Quebec.Innergex says it expects the acquisition to generate revenues of approximately $82.9 million.The sale is subject to closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.Following the sale, TransCanada says it will continue to be one of Canada’s largest private-sector power generators, producing enough power to meet the needs of more than six million homes.“The transaction fits seamlessly with our growth strategy and allows us to expand in Quebec, the province where Innergex laid its roots,” said Innergex president and CEO Michel Letellier.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRP) ( (TSX:INE)last_img read more

RBI Governor to meet heads of payments banks later this week

first_imgNew Delhi: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das Monday said he will be meeting heads of payments banks later this week to understand their issues and concerns. As many as seven payments banks have commenced their operations. He also said that guidelines on regulatory sandbox will be issued in the next two months to promote FinTech in the country. A sandbox approach means experimenting and learning before finally adopting a technology or system. This approach helps in containing the impact of failures.last_img read more

Navy sinks bulletproof cars of former Presidents and LTTE ship

According to the Navy, the cars had been sunk as they were out of service and the authorities did not want them going into the wrong hands.The LTTE ship which had been used to smuggle weapons and was detained several years ago was also destroyed as it was damaged. (Colombo Gazette) The Navy today destroyed eight bulletproof cars used by former Presidents of Sri Lanka and an LTTE ship.The cars and ship were sunk in the deep seas in a Navy operation today.

Kremlin chief of staff says ban on Russian flights to Egypt will

An information board lists departures at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport in south Sinai, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Airbus executives say they are confident in the safety of the A321 that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people onboard. The passenger jet, operated by Russia’s Metrojet air carrier, crashed on Oct. 31 nearly 30 minutes after it took off from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh headed to St.Petersburg. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El-Latif) by Vladimir Isachenkov, The Associated Press Posted Nov 10, 2015 6:43 am MDT Last Updated Nov 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Kremlin chief of staff says ban on Russian flights to Egypt will last for months MOSCOW – As tens of thousands of Russian tourists hastily leave Egypt’s economically vital seaside resorts, a top Kremlin official issued an ominous warning Tuesday: They’re not coming back anytime soon.Russia last week suspended all passenger flights to Egypt in the wake of the Oct. 31 airliner crash in the Sinai peninsula that killed all 224 people on board, almost all of them Russians. Moscow said the ban was necessary because of concerns about security at Egypt’s airports.Russian officials say they haven’t determined whether a bomb brought down the plane as it flew from Sharm al-Sheikh toward St. Petersburg. But the flight ban and unspecified concerns about airport security suggest Russia takes the prospect exceptionally seriously.On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin’s chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov, said the flight ban will last for at least several months. Speaking on a visit to Finland, he said it would be impossible to radically revise Egypt’s security system in a short time, according to Russian news reports.Ivanov said Egypt needs to improve its security regime not only in Sharm el-Sheikh, but also in airports in Cairo and the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.Asked how long the Russian flight ban would last, Ivanov said: “I think for several months, as a minimum.”It’s unclear whether Egypt’s tourist resorts, shops and restaurants can hold on that long, especially since the travel ban hits in the lucrative winter high season. Russians have accounted for about a third of all Egypt’s tourists in recent years.Other airliners from Britain and Western Europe were also bringing their nationals home, after several countries and airlines suspended flights to Egypt amid suspicions that a terror attack could be the cause of the crash of the Airbus A321-200 operated by Metrojet.U.S. and British officials have cited intelligence reports indicating that the plane was brought down by a bomb on board. Russia and Egypt said the statements were premature pending results of the official crash probe.Security officials at Sharm el-Sheikh airport told The Associated Press there have long been security gaps there, including a key baggage scanning device that often is not functioning and lax searches at an entry gate for food and fuel for the planes.The head of Cairo’s international airport, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Genina, said officials from Russia, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar were examining the scanning of passengers, cargo and baggage at the airport Tuesday. Security guards and caterers were also being inspected.The Russian ban has badly struck Egypt’s vital tourist sector, which represents 11 per cent of its economy and almost 20 per cent of crucial foreign currency revenues. The industry had been making a gradual recovery after years of political upheaval since the 2011 popular uprising that deposed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.Egypt is one of the most popular destinations for Russians, especially in the winter when the sun and clear seas lure them away from grey, frigid weather.Roughly 3 million Russian tourists came to Egypt in 2014, nearly a third of all visitors, with most heading to the resorts in the southern Sinai Peninsula or its opposite coast, far from the insurgency being fought by Islamic militants against the army further north.Eastern European visitors, including people from former Soviet satellite states like Ukraine, made up a crucial 45 per cent of all tourist arrivals in June, according to Egyptian government statistics.Within hours of the Metrojet crash, a faction of the Islamic State militant group claimed to have downed the plane in retaliation for Russian airstrikes that began a month earlier against militants in Syria, a claim that was initially dismissed by both Russia and Egypt.Ivanov said a terror attack is one of several possible explanations, adding that the probe into the crash will involve complex chemical and other tests and will likely drag into next year. “We halted the flights to Egypt without knowing the definitive version, we did it preventively, out of caution,” Ivanov said.He added that Russia’s air campaign in Syria will continue regardless of the outcome. “The course of the operation against terrorists in Syria doesn’t depend on the investigation into the crash,” Ivanov said.Commenting on media reports that Moscow was also mulling suspension of flights to other destinations in the Middle East, Ivanov said Russian intelligence agencies have made no such decision, but added that Moscow was monitoring the general security situation and airport security in other countries in the region.Since the Russian suspension of flights to Egypt was announced Friday, dozens of airliners have been bringing Russian tourists back home, carrying only cabin baggage, while Russian cargo planes were hauling the rest of their luggage.About 40,000 Russian tourists have been flown back since Friday, about half the number in Egypt when flights were suspended, according to a Russian government estimate.___Brian Rohan in Cairo contributed to this report. read more

IN FULL Martin Callinans statement on his decision to retire

first_imgThose nearly 41 years, though at times challenging, have been enjoyable and fulfilling. This is due to the standard of people I have worked for, worked with, and led during this period of time.“The work I carried out throughout my career could not have been done without the support of numerous men and women, and for this I would like to thank all who I have worked with during my service.It also could not have been achieved without the support of the many thousands of members of public who I have come in contact with and who I hope I have helped in some small way during my career.“Since becoming Commissioner in 2010 I have never failed to be impressed by the dedication of all serving members and civilian staff even when they faced significant professional and personal challenges.“The last four years have seen major changes in An Garda Síochána, which were always done in the best interest of the community for whom we do our job. Although some of these changes have not always been easy, statistics from the CSO have shown that they have resulted in a reduction in crime throughout the country. This change in delivery of a policing service has, I hope, provided communities and individuals with a sense of safety and security in their daily lives.“I would like to thank the members of An Garda Síochána who I worked with during my time as Commissioner for their support and willingness to adapt for the benefit of the citizens of the State.I have great confidence that the delivery of an excellent policing service by excellent people will continue as it has done since An Garda Síochána’s foundation.“I wish my successor, current members of An Garda Síochána, and those due to join later this year my continuing best wishes and wholehearted support.”Read: Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resignedVIDEO: Here are the comments that led to Martin Callinan’s resignationExplainer: 6 reasons why Martin Callinan resigned as Garda Commissioner Catch up: Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place > IN A SURPRISE move this morning, Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan resigned, with immediate effect.In a statement this afternoon, the 60-year-old said he had decided to retire (not resign). He also made no reference to the ongoing whistleblower controversy and failed to withdraw or apologise for remarks made about former garda John Wilson and Sergeant Maurice McCabe.Callinan was due to retire last August, on turning 60, but Minister for Justice Alan Shatter extended his term in office by two years, which should have seen him lead the forced until August 2015. However, there had been indications that he would call it a day later this year.Here is today’s statement, in full: “In the best interests of An Garda Síochána and my family, I have decided to retire. I felt that recent developments were proving to be a distraction from the important work that is carried out by An Garda Síochána on a daily basis for the citizens of the State in an independent and impartial manner.“Having joined An Garda Síochána in May of 1973, it has been a great honour and privilege to have spent nearly 41 years as a member of this tremendous organisation, serving the people of Ireland.last_img read more

Papandreou We have to concentrate on the next steps in the economy

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Less than 24 hours after the eurozone finalized the details of a 30-billion-euro emergency loan scheme for Greece, Prime Minister George Papandreou tried to shift attention to the economic reforms his government still has to undertake.Papandreou said he was not focusing just on the positive impact that the announcement of the package details had on Greek bond spreads. “We have to concentrate on the next steps in the economy,” he said, adding that the yields on Greek paper would not be the only indicator of whether Athens will call on the loans.Sources said the government wants to push ahead with reforms as European Commission officials are due to conduct an economic progress report next month and Greece wants to avoid any negative feedback. The new tax regulations are due to be voted into law this week. Next on the agenda are the liberalization of closed occupations and pension reforms. Papandreou and his ministers are also due to discuss over the next few days the sell-off of public companies.Papandreou’s statements came after Greece was tossed a financial lifeline by the eurozone on Sunday when European Union finance ministers agreed  to provide Athens with up to 30 billion euros emergency loans.Luxembourg Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker said that Greece would receive the money in the form of bilateral loans that would be coordinated by the European Commission and paid through the European Central Bank (ECB).“If the mechanism had to be activated, it would not be a violation of the no-bailout clause (in the European Union treaty) since the loans are repayable and contain no element of subsidy,” he told reporters.European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said loans would carry an interest rate of about 5 percent.Last week, the yield on Greek 10-year bonds rose above 7.5 percent, its highest since 1998.Rehn also said that the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) would make a “substantial contribution” to the deal, probably about 10 billion euros.Greece intends to auction 1.2 billion euros of government bonds this week as it seeks to raise about 11 billion euros by the end of May to refinance debt and meet interest charges.The announcement in Brussels was welcomed in Athens.“A very important decision has been made,” said Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou. “The Greek government has not asked for the activation of the mechanism, although it is immediately available.“We believe that we will be able to continue borrowing on the markets without any obstructions.”Papaconstantinou said that as of today, Greece would participate in a joint technical commission with the EU, ECB and IMF to finalize how the mechanism would work.last_img read more

Sarri announces Kovacics debut

first_imgThe Chelsea manager expects the Croatian midfielder to play for at least 30 minutes today in the Premier LeagueMateo Kovacic’s debut with Chelsea will happen today when The Blues host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.At least that’s what Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri told the reporters during the team’s press conference before the match.“I think Mateo will be very useful for us. He’s a very technical player,” he told Football London.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“At this moment, he has to work. I think he’s not ready now for 90 minutes, but maybe, tomorrow [today], for the first 30 or the last 30 minutes he could be used.”“I expect a lot from him because, for me, he’s a very great player. In my opinion, he can improve more,” he commented.Asked where he might play in Chelsea, Sarri responded about the faith of the midfielder.“I think he can play in any of the three positions in midfield. He’s a very good offensive player, but he has improved in the defensive phase in the last two years in Madrid.”last_img read more

HBOs chief the force behind Game of Thrones to step down

first_imgHBO chief executive Richard Plepler, here with Big Little Lies stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, oversaw HBO’s rise as an awards juggernaut.  Getty Images Richard Plepler, the longtime head of HBO who ushered the network to newfound critical and popular dominance with hits like Game of Thrones, is stepping down.  Plepler, whose departure was announced Thursday, oversaw HBO’s rise to dominate television awards ceremonies and audience ratings, most recently with blockbuster, critically praised hits like Game of Thrones. He also spearheaded HBO as one of the pioneers in TVs transition to direct-to-consumer streaming subscriptions. HBO was one of the first traditional networks to make its programming available online to people who subscribed directly with its app, rather than requiring a regular pay-TV subscription. The announcement comes the same week a court decision lifted the final question marks holding back AT&T from exerting its full control over HBO. AT&T agreed to take over HBO’s parent, Time Warner, more than two years ago in an $85 billion deal. But the Department of Justice took the companies to court, hoping to block the merger and, later, appealing to potentially unwind it. The US government lost its appeal Tuesday.”Hard as it is to think about leaving the company I love, and the people I love in it, it is the right time for me to do so,” Plepler said in a memo to employees. John Stankey, a veteran AT&T executive who was appointed to lead WarnerMedia last year (becoming Plepler’s boss), called him “one of the most successful executives in our industry.””I have been fortunate to have his support over the last months,” Stankey said in statement.  Share your voice 0 Tags Post a comment TV and Movies Digital Media Time Warner Game of Thrones HBO AT&T Netflixlast_img read more

H Street to Celebrate Streetcar Line With Upcoming Stroll and Roll Events

first_imgH Street Main Street, in conjunction with H Street Corridor businesses, will host “Streetcar Stroll and Roll” events on July 26 and August 23 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. to promote the upcoming launch of the District’s first streetcar line and highlight the development of the H Street NE Corridor and it’s vibrant businesses.A number of streetcar style decorated pedicabs will provide the public with free rides along the H Street Corridor from the Union Station to Maryland Ave. NE—the route of the upcoming H/Benning DC Streetcar line. While enjoying the pedicab rides, participants are encouraged to visit H Street businesses, restaurants and bars, enjoy displays from local artists that will be featured along the corridor and experience the neighborhood’s unique atmosphere.The H/Benning line will be the first segment of the DC Streetcar system running 2.4 miles along H Street NE and serving residents, businesses, commuters and visitors between Union Station on the west and the Anacostia River on the east. Eventually, the H/Benning segment will be just one piece of the overall One City Line that will cross the city east to west from beyondthe Anacostia River all the way to the Georgetown waterfront and facilitate easy travel to the H Street Corridor and other areas of the District.last_img read more

DC Author Kimberly K Parker Uses Writing and Culture to Teach Others

first_imgAs a self-published author, Kimberly K. Parker is using her life experiences to educate, tell stories, and coach others into living their dreams. At the heart of Parker’s work is her love for writing. “I just love words. They’re so powerful, they have the ability to uplift or destroy, they can change a person’s outlook, [and] they can change a person’s life. So if they are there, why not utilize them,” Parker told the AFRO.As a child, she was often ridiculed and labeled proper, smarty-pants, and teachers pet. She was even called ‘white girl’ on several occasions because slang was not part of her day-to-day conversation. However, she continued to use the dictionary for new and interesting words and proceeded to put them on paper, making writing her primary source of expression.In 2005, Parker self-published her first book, Out of the Mouths of Babes: Spiritual Insights for Practical Living, which was inspired by her two oldest children and their ability to transform her spirit through words. After the birth of her third child, she released the book’s sequel in 2011, Out of the Mouths of Babes: Daily Devotions from Our Greatest Teachers. In 2013, she released her first technical book, Writing an Essay is Like Playing Basketball, where she correlates players on a basketball court to essential pieces of an essay.Parker works with first-time authors, helping them translate their thoughts onto paper and walking them through the steps of self-publishing. “When people hear book publishing, they think it’s this massive undertaking and it’s not,” she says. “To publish a book simply means to take your creative content and put it in a format that can be reproduced so others can enjoy it – that’s all it is.”Parker’s latest book, published in 2015, documents one of her most life-altering experiences: teaching English to students in China through the international language program English First. In about 200 pages, she documents the challenges and successes of her year abroad in 2013.“What I experienced in China is there is no glass ceiling. They look at your base qualifications and if you’re a hard worker. If you prove that, you can advance,” she says. “So I started off as a foreign teacher in January and by June I was senior teacher because I put in the work. They needed someone to work 12 hours on Saturday, I did it, and my daughter was with me, too.”During her time in China, Parker also witnessed a cultural awakening. “If you were of African descent and you were a child, I did not see you,” she says. The only children she saw who resembled herself were her own.“When I saw that there were no beautiful Black faces consistently seen in China, I said I have a duty to offer this opportunity to as many Black children as possible,” says Parker, who is organizing a trip back to China in April 2016. “I have a grand vision of seeing this sea of beautiful Black faces at the Great Wall with our Kimberly K. Parker International t-shirts on saying ‘Yes we can, yes we did.’Parker is working on her next book, which will focus on the importance and ease of increasing vocabulary for adults and children alike. She takes these strategies into corporations and nonprofits during “Lunch n’ Learns,” teaching groups of busy professionals ways to refresh their English and language arts skills.“I enjoy teaching in whatever capacity that may be, I welcome the opportunity,” she says. “I believe that we’re so marginalized as African Americans and oftentimes labeled in ways that are not true so any opportunity I have to expose a little insight to help a person change their thinking and foster change on the parts of others – it’s my duty.”For more information, visit read more

Very heavy rain incoming in city today

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore on Wednesday issued a warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall in several South Bengal districts, including the city, in the next 24 hours. The northern parts of the state will also witness rainfall till Friday.A cyclonic circulation over the northern part of Bay of Bengal has formed into a low pressure area over the bay and its adjoining areas, bringing heavy downpour in the state. Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur in North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Nadia and Murshidabad, Hooghly, West Midnapore and South 24-Parganas. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the weather office prediction, the other districts will also receive moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. It has been learnt that the low pressure trough has become stationary at one point and is moving very slowly. So, it may cause heavy rain in various places in both North and South Bengal districts. There is a possibility of strong wind blowing in some parts along with rain, the Met office has predicted.According to experts, the low pressure area over Bay of Bengal may turn into a depression during the next 24 hours, resulting in more rain in the state. In view of the prediction of heavy rainfall, the fishermen in the coastal districts have been advised not to venture into the sea as it might turn turbulent. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to a senior weather official, a few days ago a low pressure trough had formed over North Odisha and adjoining parts of Bengal and gained strength, contributing to rainfall in the state. Rain is also predicted in the North East states as well.It may be mentioned that the city and other districts have been witnessing moderate to heavy rainfall for the past few days. Continuous rain for the last few days have, however, given some relief to the city dwellers as both the temperature and the humidity levels have been brought down by the downpour.The people were experiencing sweltering heat before it started raining. The situation is likely to continue in the next couple of days, when city residents will experience comparatively comfortable weather.last_img read more

Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro are playing the President and First Lady

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- The show is based on a pitch from Notaro and her wife, Stephanie Allynne. They’ll also be writing the series.Here’s the logline for the series:First Ladies is a political comedy about America’s first female President and her wife, The First Lady. When Beverly and Kasey Nicholson move into the White House, they’ll prove that behind every great woman… is another great woman. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Our new leaders | Photo: IMDB/Warner Bros. and Amazoncenter_img The project comes after the tragic cancellation of Notaro’s Amazon series One Mississippi.Chris Henchy, the co-creator of the website Funny or Die, is executive producing. Notaro, Allynne, and Aniston will also produce, alongside Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum, and Betsy Koch.There’s no release date for the series.Notaro’s new comedy special, Happy to Be Here, however, hits Netflix on 22 May. She’s also directing Ellen DeGeneres’ next comedy project on the streaming site.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . In a brief respite from real-world politics, Netflix is bringing us a brand new political comedy that sounds delightful. First Ladies stars Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro as the President and First Lady of the White House, respectively. Check out this trailer for a new Netflix show about superhero drag queensRapper Jay-Z wins LGBT award from GLAADLifelong LGBT rights advocate Lady Hale becomes president of the Supreme CourtRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Zimbabwe American being sought for lion poaching

first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home The American allegedly paid $50,000 to hunt the lion, Zimbabwean conservationists said, though the hunter and is local partners maintain they didn’t know the lion they killed was protected.Walter James Palmer was identified on Tuesday by both the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force and the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe as the American hunter, a name that police then confirmed.“We arrested two people and now we are looking for Palmer in connection with the same case,” Charamba said.Emmanuel Fundira, the president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, said at a news conference that Palmer is from Minnesota and his current whereabouts were unknown.Palmer issued a statement saying he was unaware that the lion was so well known and part of a study.“I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt,” he said, maintaining that to his knowledge, everything about the hunt had been legal.Attempts to reach Palmer, 55, at his two listed home numbers and his office by phone and in person were unsuccessful.Palmer, an avid hunter, pleaded guilty in 2008 to making false statements to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about a black bear he fatally shot in western Wisconsin outside of the authorized hunting zone, according to court documents. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sponsored Stories 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others.Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for allegedly helping lure the lion outside of its protected area to kill it. The American faces poaching charges, according to police spokeswoman Charity Charamba.center_img The two arrested Zimbabwean men — a professional hunter and a farm owner — face poaching charges, the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority and the Safari Operators Association said in a joint statement. Killing the lion was illegal because the farm owner did not have a hunting permit, the joint statement said. The lion was skinned and beheaded. The hunters tried to destroy the lion’s collar, fitted with a tracking device, but failed, the statement said.If convicted, the men face up to 15 years in prison.The lion is believed to have been killed on July 1 in western Zimbabwe’s wildlife-rich Hwange region, its carcass discovered days later by trackers, the statement said.The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said in a statement that an American paid the $50,000 for the hunt. During a nighttime hunt, the men tied a dead animal to their car to lure the lion out of a national park, said Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. The American is believed to have shot it with a crossbow, injuring the animal. The wounded lion was found 40 hours later, and shot dead with a gun, Rodrigues said in the statement.“The saddest part of all is that now that Cecil is dead, the next lion in the hierarchy, Jericho will most likely kill all Cecil’s cubs,” said Rodrigues. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   How do cataracts affect your vision? Top Stories The Zimbabwean hunter accused in the case claimed that Cecil was not specifically targeted, and the group only learning after the fact that they had killed a well-known lion, according to the Safari Operators Association.Cecil, recognizable by his black mane, was being studied by an Oxford University research program, the conservation group said.Tourists regularly spotted his characteristic mane in the park over the last 13 years, said Lion Aid, also a conservation group.___Associated Press reporters Amy Forliti in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Brian Bakst in St. Paul, Minnesota, contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

AUS Red Rich Fruits secures exclusive rights to C

first_img AUS: Red Rich Fruits secures exclusive rights to C … Granny Smith has also enjoyed an upturn in demand but demand for the Golden Delicious remains “below expectations”. However, VOG said that stocks of this latter variety are down 30% compared with 2016 and so there is “no need for alarm”.Similarly, stocks of the Fuji and Braeburn are down 20% but, like every year, the market is still waiting for an upturn in demand in February and March.“Another positive aspect at this stage of the campaign is the retail price which, having returned to normal levels, is now extremely attractive to the final consumer,” he said.The demand for club apples – of which the most important are Pink Lady and Kanzi – goes along with expectations. In the coming weeks they will be supported by many promotional activities. Demand from German supermarkets is also recovering after a very quiet autumn caused by the high production levels of private gardens in Germany.As such, the signs for the next few months of the campaign look promising, VOG said. Pink Lady apples “maintained good performance” in … You might also be interested in February 08 , 2019 center_img Italian apple cooperative VOG says sales in the European market are seeing an “upturn” following a tricky start to the season.It said the early season was “shrouded in doubt” due to the record production on the continent and the “excessively high retail prices” following the poor harvest of the previous season, but the early January markets were showing signs of improvement.“Compared with the market situation in the autumn, sales in the first weeks of January suggested an upward trend,” said Gerhard Dichgans, director of VOG.”From 1 February the stocks in our storage facilities will be about 10% down compared with two years ago. In fact, we have to exclude last season from this comparison given that the 2017 harvest in Europe was largely unprofitable.”In recent weeks, demand has centred around Royal Gala – which has been particularly popular in the Middle East – and the Red Delicious, which represents a big opportunity particularly for the Indian market given the lack of products arriving from the U.S., VOG said. T&G apple harvest underway amid expectations … Golden Bay Fruit creates “One of a Kind” show … last_img read more

thekylermurray cutting it loose at OUFootball

first_img.@thekylermurray cutting it loose at @OU_Football Pro Day!📺: Path to the Draft: Pro Day on @NFLNetwork— NFL (@NFL) March 13, 2019The Arizona Cardinals, who own the No. 1 pick, are in attendance at Oklahoma’s pro day, but president Michael Bidwill, GM Steve Keim and head coach Kliff Kingsbury did not make the trip. They are expected to work out Murray privately under settings more under their control. The weight nearly did. Murray, a potential top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, scaled in at 205 pounds Wednesday in Norman, Okla.Related LinksCardinals’ Bidwill, Keim and Kingsbury not at Murray’s pro dayArizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?Why NFL mock drafts are going all-in on Kyler Murray to the CardsBut the height measurement’s legitimacy? Well, we won’t know.Murray didn’t get measured on Wednesday and skipped agility drills such as the broad jump, vertical and 40-yard dash.NFL Network’s James Palmer confirmed Murray will not run the 40-yard dash to show off his speed that made him one of the most dynamic players in the country this past season.The quarterback went through throwing drills on Wednesday. Kyler Murray showing off his deep ball with these throws. #OUProDay— Michael Kinney (@EyeAmTruth) March 13, 2019 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Kyler Murray to Myles Tease deep Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo — Ryan Aber (@ryaber) March 13, 2019 Oklahoma quarterback prospect Kyler Murray’s height measurement at the NFL Draft Combine two weeks ago no doubt helped his draft stock.It forced evaluators to eschew using his height as a red flag, a reason not to consider him a top pick.Murray’s weight, 207 pounds, also helped his cause as detractors going into the Feb. 28 combine worried about his thin build and ability to take hits from the quarterback position. But skeptics wondered if those numbers would hold up — and if Murray could show off his speed — when Oklahoma’s pro day came around. Kyler Murray to Geno Lewis at #OU pro day:— Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo) March 13, 2019 Top Stories “He’s got an A-plus so far!”@TheKylerMurray is putting on a clinic at @OU_Football Pro Day. 🎯📺: Path to the Draft: Pro Day on @nflnetwork— NFL (@NFL) March 13, 2019 More Kyler Murray throwing— Ryan Aber (@ryaber) March 13, 2019 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSri Lanka has quickly become one of the world’s most trending holiday destinations for travellers of every taste, and Cape Weligama has become the one of the most celebrated Sri Lankan beach resorts. Thirty minutes east of Galle, Cape Weligama inhabits 4.8 hectares atop a promontory rising 40 metres above the Indian Ocean, with stunning panoramas that complement the 39 private retreats designed by one of Asia’s most celebrated architects, Lek Bunnag.Following the first full winter season at Cape Weligama, the resort has embarked on several exciting projects that will be launched its second anniversary this October.1. A new spa with two double and two single treatment rooms is to be developed and will be rolling out a new menu including treatments in conjunction with the Parisian Thémaé tea-based beauty brand.2. An “Ayurveda Taster” programme with the neighbours on the beach, Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort, Weligama. Ayurveda is one of the oldest forms of medical science known to man, originating 5000 years ago. It is a way to a healthy and long life and can complement modern medicine. Guests choose three-, five- or seven-day programmes, staying at Cape Weligama and walking across to Barberyn for a 10am – 4pm daily Ayurvedic programme.3. A new shop at Cape Weligama will feature carefully curated, uniquely Sri Lankan products: teas, spices, cinnamon, tropical clothing, books, beauty products and chinaware.4. The appointment 0f Peter Kuruvita, the award-winning chef and restaurateur from Sydney, as the culinary consultant. Peter is revamping the resort’s menus to create special experiences for each location in the resort.5. The naming of the rooms is changing from Residences and Master Rooms to Villas and Suites for clarity.6. All guest bathrooms are being air conditioned.7. The Taylor living pavilion will be reborn as the Cape Colony Club, reminiscent of a 1920s tropical speakeasy with a selection of special cocktails that focus on rum, gin and arrack. The Moon Bar will be positioned as a Sports Bar with a pool table, table tennis, games on the big screen and a deck for sundowners.11. The resort has started work on a village community centre at the back of the resort that will be operated with assistance from the parent company Dilmah’s MJF Foundation. Ten per cent of the hotel’s profits before tax go towards the MJF Foundation. At this centre, which guests can visit, English classes, IT classes, programmes for mothers and general awareness programmes will be provided.12. Connected to that, plans are underway to develop a surfboard-making factory with Peter Kuruvita and top Aussie surfer Thomas Bexon. Village youths will be trained to make high-quality boards for sale to the booming surfing market in the region; all profits will go to the community centre.13. A Beach Club, a few metres away from the surf, is being designed.14. A signature Cape Weligama whale-watching experience is to be introduced. Twice a week from December the resort will deploy a catamaran for an exclusive seven-hour whale-watching exploration. Apart from the whales, guests go snorkelling, boogie boarding, stand-up paddleboarding and have a gourmet packed lunch in a secluded cove.Go back to the e-newsletterrlast_img read more

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