Over 10,000 applications of migrants from Pakistan’s Hindu community seeking long-term visas (LTV) are pending, the Rajasthan High Court was informed. Taking serious note of the deficiencies and disposal of the applications, the high court on Thursday ordered removal of all deficiencies in the LTV applications within two weeks from the date of the order and submit a report in the court before the next hearing on January 19. The court, which, on December 14, asked the state government to file a report on pending citizenship cases of the Pakistani Hindu migrants, also directed the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) to upload the notification on the concerned web-portal. The FRRO was also asked to hold camps at appropriate places and remove all the deficiencies in the forms in the presence of the applicants, amicus curiae and the divisional- level committee constituted by the state. Out of the pending applications, 2,716 applications have already been forwarded to the Union Home ministry, whereas 4,912 pleas are pending before the state government. The applications pending at the FRRO level in the state are as 2,418. On September 22, the court had issued the directions that the applications submitted offline for grant of LTV or citizenship by migrants from Pakistan belonging to minority communities shall be positively considered as far as possible within a period of 60 days from the date of order. But, amicus curiae Kamal Joshi told the court that neither the corrections were done nor the applicants and the divisional-level committee were informed about the deficiencies in the forms.
In a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, Delhi Chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Friday called it a party of “traitors, backstabbers and riot instigators”.Addressing a public meeting in Sindhkhed Raja town in Buldhana district, the birthplace of Maharashtra’s revered warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji’s mother Jijabai, the Delhi CM also came down heavily on the Devendra Fadnavis government.‘Triggering riots’“Shivaji and (social reformer Jyotiba) Phule worked towards unification of all castes and religions. They gave a message of unity. But in Bhima-Koregaon ( recently) the RSS-BJP attacked the Dalits. The BJP is a party of riot instigators. They make one caste fight against another, one religious group fight against another. The BJP has only one religion and it is to trigger riots to continue its rule,” Mr. Kejriwal alleged.Recollecting a recent conversation with a BJP leader, Mr. Kejriwal said, “I asked the BJP man about his party’s work. He man replied that they don’t need work. He told me that his party will instigate riots before 2019 elections and win the elections.”“It is their (RSS-BJP) formula. The British could rule our country by using the divide and rule strategy and Pakistan also wanted to see India a divided nation. For 70 years, Pakistan could not succeed in its plans to divide India but the BJP has achieved it in only three years,” he said.He then asked the people to decide what they want. “If you want riots, the vote for BJP but if you want schools, hospitals, employment and other developments then throw these parties away,” he added.Criticising the government for the closure of state-run schools, the Delhi CM said, “It is sad that in the land where the first school for women and Dalits came up, over 1000 government-run schools are being closed. [Devendra] Fadnavis government says it can’t run these schools and wants to give it to private players. How can a party, which can’t run schools, run a government? We have revolutionised government-run schools in Delhi. Our budget it only ₹40,000 crore. Maharashtra has a budget of ₹3,00,000 crore. Where did all the money go? The money went in scams. Everywhere you see in Maharashtra, you witness a scam.” He accused the Chief Minister of rampant corruption and demanded his resignation.
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Nearly 40 crew members (of which over 30 are Indian nationals) have been abandoned at Sharjah port in the UAE by Elite Way Marine Services, Dubai. Given network issues, poor provisions and extremely limited fresh water supplies, lack of pay and forced energy conservation – and with no end to the issue in sight – the physical and mental health of these seafarers is at a critical stage.Read it at The Wire Related Items
Eleven years after the bruised body of British teenager was found at the Anjuna beach here, the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Friday sentenced a shack worker to 10 years rigorous imprisonment.A Division Bench of Justices R.D. Dhanuka and Prithviraj Chavan had held Samson D’Souza guilty on July 17 for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” and molestation, among other charges.The Bench had overturned the verdict of Goa Children’s Court which had acquitted D’Souza. It however upheld the acquittal of the second accused Placido Carvalho.The 15-year-old victim, who was holidaying in Goa with her mother and siblings, was found dead on the popular beach on February 18, 2008. The cause of death, according to the autopsy report, was drowning.Initial investigation was conducted by Goa Police. However, the victim’s mother alleged that the probe was “shabby”. The State then handed over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation. D’Souza, who worked at a beach-side shack, and Carvalho, a suspected drug dealer, were first arrested, based on witness accounts, by Goa Police.The CBI named both in its charge sheet, claiming they drugged the girl and sexually abused her. Trial court judge Vandana Tendulkar acquitted them in 2016, which the CBI challenged.The high court two days ago held D’Souza guilty under IPC Sections 328 (for administering drugs), 354 (outraging modesty), 304 (culpable homicide not amounting murder) and 201 (destruction of evidence) and for child abuse under section 8 (2) of the Goa Children’s Act. D’Souza was present in the courtroom on Friday. His lawyer sought a stay to the sentence for 12 weeks so that he could file an appeal in the Supreme Court.The Bench rejected the plea. D’Souza was sent to judicial custody and will be shifted to a prison at Colvale in North Goa district.Senior lawyer Vikram Varma, who represented the victim’s mother, said justice has been finally delivered.
The USA’s Thanksgiving holiday (the fourth Thursday of November) launches a frenzy of retail commerce in what is arguably the most consumerist country in the world, with the day following, colloquially known as Black Friday, full of deals and promotions and the start of the holiday season, and the biggest shopping day of the year. The following Monday has been dubbed Cyber Monday, similarly encouraging online shopping.In 2012, in a reaction to this frenzy, a community organisation in New York City, 92nd Street Y, with the United Nations Foundation, proposed GivingTuesday, five days after Thanksgiving, to encourage charitable giving.The movement has spread quickly around the world: in 2018, it was celebrated in over 150 countries (60 of them official partners). It raised more than $400 million from 3.6 million donors in the USA alone last year, and counting only online giving, and the hashtag-friendly concept chalked up over 14.2 billion social media impressions around the world.In India, a similar movement started earlier, in 2009, when an informal group of organisations and individuals came together for the Joy of Giving Week (later renamed Daan Utsav) which runs from October 2 to 8. Ten years later, the two movements unite with GivingTuesday India on October 8. (Unlike the global celebration, GivingTuesday India will happen on the Tuesday within the week-long Utsav in future years, better positioned to take advantage of the country’s far longer festive shopping season.)Asha Curran was involved with GivingTuesday since its conception, and ran it from 92nd St Y, where she was Chief Innovation Officer. Over the last year, the concept has been spun out as its own NGO, with its own board, and Ms Curran as its CEO (she is no longer with 92Y). The Hindu asked Ms. Curran, who is visiting India, about the growth of the movement.How does GivingTuesday work?GivingTuesday is a day for anyone anywhere to give, in whatever way is meaningful for them, for civil society organisations to experiment, collaborate, and innovate, for communities to come together. It’s an open source movement, owned and co-created by people all over the world which has grown to be a global annual ritual of generosity.From that relatively simply initial idea, we now see not just organisations and everyday people participating, but small towns, big cities, entire countries. It’s been a remarkable eight years of growth.How long did it take to get traction? What did the founding team do to ensure word was spread?It caught on much more quickly than we expected. It was obvious that the idea of a day dedicated to generosity resonated with people; the idea that you don’t have to be a big philanthropist to make a positive impact, and the idea that social media could be used to make good go viral.It was the right idea at the right time: the very beginning of so-called ‘hashtag movements’, which are now ubiquitous. Even without big dollars for marketing or promoting, word spread at a very grassroots level.GivingTuesday is now an independent organisation, what we describe as a ‘backbone organisation’ of the global movement. We have a network of people leading GivingTuesday in their own regions, but who learn from and support one another on an ongoing basis. [GivingTuesday, the organisation] exists to support, amplify, and connect participants and initiatives.How did GivingTuesday start going international?Completely organically!The amazing thing about the age we live in is that ideas can spread across borders incredibly quickly. (Of course, we see this play out in both good ways and bad.) First, the UK and Canada picked up the idea. But over the next seven years, over 60 countries launched their own formal movements, including, of course, India. From Brazil to Tanzania to Russia to Singapore, GivingTuesday proves that generosity is truly a universal value. That sense of unity exists even though GivingTuesday is adapted to reflect the unique identities and communities of all those vastly different regions.What kind of people support GivingTuesday?Anyone and everyone who finds it rewarding to do good. There is particularly strong representation among millennials, but really, almost every age group is represented, including, launched just this year, GivingTuesday Kids.The power of the idea is that it crosses borders, languages, political systems, ages. Everyone has something to give, and everyone feels the positive emotional response of being generous. Our data suggests that generous people don’t usually give in just one way. They are likely to donate, but also to give their time, their advocacy, their mentorship, their kindness. Generosity manifests in many ways, all equally valuable.The problem is that many people simply haven’t been taught to think that they have anything of value to give. We try to break down the false distinction between those who have and those who need. We all can be generous, and every single one of us needs something, as well. In that way, generosity is an act of solidarity.What kind of causes get most support?This really differs based on what platform you’re looking at, what country, etc. GivingTuesday ultimately benefits every possible cause you could think of, from hunger to poverty to animal welfare to the environment. The movement is cause-agnostic, meaning we encourage giving to whatever cause each person is most passionate about, or giving not to a cause at all, but to a neighbour, a stranger, a community. All of those expressions of generosity are equally valuable.How hard (or easy) is it to get businesses to support this?We actually see companies participate in increasingly creative ways, even using GivingTuesday to reimagine traditional CSR programs. This will be particularly interesting to watch in India, which is very unique when it comes to the responsibility of corporations to show increasing social impact.GivingTuesday can be used as an employee-facing initiative, a consumer-facing one, a social media one, all of the above, and more. Many companies use the movement to support whatever cause they are publicly aligned with, others to highlight the causes that their constituents care about.Why is GivingTuesday India on a different day? Won’t this result in losing out on the global momentum?India is completely unique in this way. It was one of many times with GivingTuesday where we had to ask ourselves how experimental we were willing to be, because of course there is something so special about so much of the world celebrating on the same day, but at the same time it’s almost always the case that we err on the side of experimentation.It makes all the sense in the world to hold GivingTuesday India during the week of Daan Utsav. And we’ve been thrilled by what we’ve seen here.The rest of the world cheers India on, and then in turn GivingTuesday India turns its support to the global celebration on December 3. I spend a lot of my time travelling around visiting our various GivingTuesday communities, and I’m especially excited to be here in India for the day itself.Worldwide, we’re hearing murmurs about a recession. It’s certainly louder than a murmur in India. How do you see this impacting charitable giving?It already is. Individual giving among the middle-class in the US is going down, not only because of recession murmurs but because of rampant income inequality and wage stagnation.However, that trend reverses on GivingTuesday and giving spikes. I believe people will always show their generosity. But it might not be in ways that are as easily measured as donations.So, one question is, with a world in crisis, how do we support the organisations that are feeding the hungry, sheltering the unsheltered, healing the wounded; but the larger question is, how do we use generosity to fuel systematic and structural change so that those problems don’t exist in the first place? GivingTuesday’s larger vision is for a more just world, not simply more giving within an unjust one.
CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Injuries to Pingoy, Ahanmisi bad news for Adamson The Fighting Maroons’ win over the Bulldogs saw them finish the eliminations with a 6-8 record—the school’s best record in more than a decade. But later in the day, Far Eastern University capped its schedule with a 71-54 victory over Adamson to complete the Final Four cast with Ateneo and De La Salle.For Ricafort, who was in a legal tangle even before the season started, his three minutes on the floor was already too much of a parting gift for him.READ: Court allows Ricafort to continue playing for UP“Every time we’re on the court, we’re always giving it our best,” said Ricafort in Filipino. “It doesn’t matter how many minutes we played, every time we’re on the court we give everything we can.”“We want to continue playing, we wanted to take any chance that was given to us,” said Harris. who had two points in his final collegiate game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments With Quattara as an exception, UP’s seniors rarely got playing time this UAAP Season 80, but in the Fighting Maroons’ final elimination game, head coach Bo Perasol let his elder statesmen feel the aural embrace of the crowd for one last time.“What I had in mind was I was supposed to cry but I’m not crying,” said Romero Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after their 106-81 win over National University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Perasol welcomes solid support from alumni“We’re all happy, we gave it our best, we left everything inside the court. Whatever happens, we know deep inside we don’t have any regrets.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t the season-ender University of the Philippines wanted, but four of its seniors are leaving with no regrets.After UP failed to make the Final Four, Paolo Romero and Andrew Harris, who both spent seven years donned in maroon, and Ibrahim Quattara and Rob Ricafort, who combined for just three, played their last game as Fighting Maroon.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201301:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Quattara, the only starter of the seniors, was aware of the position they finished in and the most they could do was give themselves a temporary lease in life.“It was almost a do-or-die game,” said Quattara, who finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds. “We have to give ourselves a chance so that’s what we did. Even if it’s going to be our last game, we made sure we would finish in a good way.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Paris: Roger Federer has withdrawn from the ATP Cup, a new team competition to be held in Australia in January, citing “family reasons”.”It is with great regret that I am withdrawing from the inaugural ATP Cup event,” Federer said in a statement. “When I entered the event last month, it was a really difficult decision because it meant less time at home with the family and a fully intense start to the season.”After much discussion with both my family and my team about the year ahead, I have decided that the extra two weeks at home will be beneficial for both my family and my tennis.”The world number three, 38 years old, withdrew on Monday from this week’s Masters 1000 tournament in Paris, two hours before the start also saying he needed to rest.The ATP Cup organisers tweeted: “@rogerfederer announced that he would not play the #ATPCup for family reasons and therefore Switzerland was removed” from the competition.The ATP Cup is a new competition which competes with the revamped Davis Cup and will be held in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney from January 3-12.”It pains me to not be a part of the most exciting new event on the calendar,” Federer said.”But this is the right thing to do if I want to continue to play for a longer period of time on the ATP Tour.””For my Australian fans, I look forward to seeing you all at the Australian Open, fresh and ready to go.”The Davis Cup will be held November 18-24 in Madrid but Switzerland did not qualify.Federer will next play at the ATP Tour Finals in London, which gets underway on November 10. ATP CupATP TourRoger Federertennis First Published: October 30, 2019, 8:57 PM IST
MS Dhoni may be riding on the success of his biopic that hit the silver screen this week but Rhiti Sports, the sports management company of his friend and business associate Arun Pandey has lost yet another key India cricketer, Ravindra Jadeja from their clientele.India’s spin all rounder Jadeja has signed up with Baseline Ventures who also manage India’s latest badminton sensation and Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu.Much before Jadeja, India’s limited overs match winner Suresh Raina also moved out of Rhiti to another management firm to craft his own identity. Industry experts concur its been an unwritten secret of Indian cricket that the firm which manages the captain attracts maximum India stars.Dhoni is still the one-day captain but his cricketing stocks have gone down since he quit test cricket and has been struggling to regain his form and swagger of old.This is Baseline’s first foray in Indian cricket and they hope to make the most of it. “He is an integral part of the current Indian cricket team across all formats. We plan to fully exploit his commercial potential over the next few years where we help to build the brand Ravindra Jadeja. I think after his stellar role in India’s win in Champions Trophy 2013 and his IPL success, his brand could have been leveraged much better,” Tuhin Mishra, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Baseline Ventures told India Today.Another connected and significant development in the Indian cricket brand space has been Test vice-captain, Ajinkya Rahane signing up with Cornerstone who manage Indian cricket’s hottest property and Test captain Virat Kohli. advertisement
Two days after delivering the fourth-best figures in a one day international, teenage Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan produced another fine performance against West Indies on Sunday but it was not enough to ensure victory.While West Indies won the second ODI in St. Lucia by four wickets to square the series, 18-year-old Khan followed up on his seven for 18 performance in the first ODI by picking up 3/26 off his 10 overs.Kieran Powell (12) and Evin Lewis (33) fell to the leg-spinner before he later sent number six Roston Chase on his way for nine.West Indies, led by an unbeaten 48 from Shai Hope, won with 64 balls to spare and four wickets in hand. They scored 138/6 off 39.2 overs, in reply to Afghanistan’s all out for 135 off 37.3 overs.The final game of the series will be played in St. Lucia on Wednesday.
Jurgen Klopp has responded to any critics of Liverpool grinding out results by pointing out that the Premier League leaders “are not the Harlem Globetrotters”.Under the guidance of a German tactician, the Reds have been synonymous with attacking football.A front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino helped to earn plenty of admirers last season, with Liverpool prepared to try and outscore opponents. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? They have since sought to address defensive frailties, with there a need to become tighter at the back, and a slight tweak in approach has delivered rich rewards.Narrow wins, such as the 1-0 success secured at Brighton on Saturday, are not considered to fit the ‘heavy metal’ brand Klopp is associated with though.The Reds boss is prepared to accept as much but was as pleased with a dogged victory on the south coast as any other he has secured, with it impossible to entertain all of the time.He told reporters, with his team seven points clear again in the Premier League title race: “It’s absolutely OK. We are not the Harlem Globetrotters, we have to deliver results. It’s difficult enough. For that we need to perform. The performance was good.”It was not the best performance of the season in a few parts. But from a maturity point of view, I would say it was the most mature performance of the season. It’s so important.”On a good day, everybody can win a football games. On an average day, not a lot of football teams can win football games. On a bad day, pretty much only a few teams can win football games.”Today was not a bad day, it was a difficult day for us. It was just a difficult game because Brighton is doing really well. We played a lot of times against a 4-5-1 system, but how they do it is different. I’m really happy that the boys took the game like it is.”Liverpool had suffered back-to-back defeats in league and cup competition prior to heading to the Amex Stadium.Klopp maintains that nobody at Anfield had got caught up in a slight wobble, but admits that he is pleased to see his side back on the title-chasing “horse”.He added: “Not because of Man City, it’s just important [to respond].”If you fall from the horse, the best thing you can do is go immediately back on it. Do you use that saying in English as well? That’s how it is. It’s cool, it’s good and important.”We didn’t make a big fuss about the two defeats, to be honest. We never speak about the games before really. We knew that it’s really difficult to take all three points here.”I’m really happy, even with the way we did it. You have to score early and keep the momentum going. The scoring momentum we didn’t have today.”Creating was OK, but finishing was not at our best. All the rest – defending and all that stuff – was really good, so we deserved the three points.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
The three-day trade show and expo will include seminars, business-to-business matchmaking and a buyers/sellers market. All is now in place for the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Expo 2013. Story Highlights The MBCCI will be collaborating with the Culinary Federation of Jamaica in staging the ‘Taste of Jamaica’ culinary competition. All is now in place for the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Expo 2013, which will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James from October 11 to 13.First Vice President of the MBCCI, Gloria Henry, is inviting all of western Jamaica to come out and support the event, which for the first time, will be free to the public over all three days.“This year, we are making the expo a bigger and more comprehensive trade show, that will not just cater to entertainment and family activities but will provide information for persons seeking to invest, for persons seeking to be employed,” she said on September 26, at a Think Tank held at the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) Montego Bay office.Being held under the theme: ‘Services Globalization…Enabling Business Development,’ the three-day trade show and expo will include seminars, business-to-business matchmaking, a buyers/sellers market, and an entertainment package.It is being billed as an event not to be missed, as there will be something to interest the individual, the family, the micro and small business operator, and large enterprises.Ms. Henry said that to add interest to this year’s expo, the MBCCI will be collaborating with the Culinary Federation of Jamaica in staging the ‘Taste of Jamaica’ culinary competition.By doing this, she said, the MBCCI will be demonstrating in a practical way “how the tourism industry, through its food services, can benefit from forward linkages in agriculture and agro-processing as well as other areas”.“We have a number of young chefs, who will be coming out to demonstrate their talent, and there will be the Chef of the Year award,” Ms. Henry informed.Western Regional Manager for JAMPRO, Conrad Robinson, who also addressed the Think Tank, said that his organisation is pleased to be associated with the staging of the expo, noting that it will provide an opportunity for investment promotion.He informed that a trade delegation from Atlanta will be in Montego Bay during that period, and they will be visiting the show.“So, what we are aiming to do at JAMPRO is to have a good understanding of what their (trade delegation) needs are, and to match those needs with providers of goods and services here in Montego Bay. So, it is going to be a wonderful opportunity for the business community in Montego Bay to present to this trade delegation, their services, as well as products that they may have to offer,” he stated.
QUEENS COUNTY: Labelle Road Labelle Road, from the intersection of Route 210 for 4.4 kilometres to the end of the existing pavement, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Golf Course Road, Chester Golf Course Road in Chester, from the intersection of Pig Loop Road south for half a kilometre, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Meadow Road Meadow Road, from Cooks Brook Road to Route 224, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. NEW WORK COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from west of Exit 8 at Westchester to the Mines Bass River Road underpass, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repairs and repaving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102, Hilden Work on a culvert on Highway 102 in the Hilden area requires occasional lane reductions on traffic in both directions until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Drivers should watch for traffic control and be prepared to slow down. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Italy Cross Road Italy Cross Road, from the intersection of Route 331 for 1.8 kilometres toward Petite Riviere, has alternating lane closures until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Sarty Road Sarty Road, from Crouse Settlement Road to Camperdown Road, has alternating lane closures for resurfacing and upgrading until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Crouse Bridge The Crouse Bridge on Bruhm Road is closed for replacement until Saturday, Oct. 31. A marked detour route is in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Conquerall Mills Road Conquerall Mills Road, from the intersection of Trunk 3 for about four kilometres toward Conquerall Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice because of a collapsed culvert. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Gavel Bridge Gavel Bridge on Gavel Road over Gavels Lake is closed for replacement until Sunday, Nov. 15. Use an alternate route. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale and Hatchery roads. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102 The northbound lanes of Highway 102, between the junction of Highway 118 at Miller Lake and Exit 6 (Halifax Stanfield International Airport), have lane closures for seal coating. Closure times are:Monday to Thursday, sunrise – 3 p.m.Friday, sunrise – noonSaturday and Sunday, sunrise – 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to sunset Work is expected to be completed by Monday, Oct 5. DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. CONTINUING WORK ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Old Highway 104 West River Bridge, West River, on old Highway 104, is reduced to one lane for recoating until Monday, Sept. 21. Traffic signals are in place, but delays are possible. Traffic entering Antigonish from the Trans-Canada Highway should use Exit 32. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103, Exit 10, has alternating lane closures for bridge repairs, including concrete and asphalt, and installing new bridge rails, until Saturday, Oct. 31. Temporary traffic lights are in place. RICHMOND COUNTY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, from west of Soldiers Cove Road westerly for 5.5 kilometres, has alternating lane closures for paving until Monday, Nov. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103, from Exit 20 in Summerville west to Port Joli, are reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Trunk 4, near Big Pond, from west of the intersection of Glen Albert Drive west for 2.8 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving and upgrading. Traffic control people are on site but delays are possible. Work takes place from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and is scheduled to be complete by the end of October. DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnie Road The Bonnie Road Overpass over Highway 101 near Meteghan, is closed to all traffic until further notice. A detour route is marked. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue to Victoria Road to Ward Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Green Bay Road Green Bay Road, from the intersection of Route 331 for 1.8 kilometres to the end of the existing pavement, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. VICTORIA COUNTY: Middle River Bridge Middle River Bridge, Highway 105 at Nyanzya, is reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Tuesday, Dec. 15.Traffic control signals are in place. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Sections of the southbound lanes of Highway 102, from Exit 11 at Stewiacke to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane to install rumble strips until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Road Varner Road, from the intersection of Trunk 10 for about half a kilometre to the end of the existing pavement, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Whittenburg Road Sections of Whittenburg Road in Lower Stewiacke, from Route 224 north for about four kilometres to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Plains Road Plains Road, from Ventura Drive to Lancaster Crescent, is closed to install culverts until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people are on site. There is an alternate route via Masstown Road, Trunk 2 and McElmon Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Monk Road Monk Road, from Route 325 for 4.4 kilometres, has alternating lane closures for resurfacing and upgrading until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. PICTOU/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Route 289 Sections of Route 289, from Pictou/Colchester county line west for almost six kilometres, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. A flag person is on site. DIGBY COUNTY: Hilltown Cross Road Hilltown Cross Road will be closed to traffic from Monday, Sept. 21 to Friday, Sept. 25 for replacement of a large culvert. The culvert is located approximately 1 kilometer from the intersection with Route 340. Detour route will be in place on Route 340 and Hilltown Road. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Auburndale Road Auburndale Road, from Route 325 to Upper Branch Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving until Saturday, Oct. 31. Expect stop-and-go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. RICHMOND COUNTY: Grandique Ferry Road Grandique Ferry Road, from Route 320 for 3.6 kilometres to the end of pavement, is reduced to one lane for paving and patching until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. The work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. YARMOUTH COUNTY: Highway 103 Eel Lake Bridge on Highway 103 in Belleville, has one lane closed for repairs until Friday, Oct. 2. Traffic signals are in place. Expect traffic delays of 5-10 minutes -30- COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 4, near Londonderry Sections of Trunk 4, near Londonderry, between Baseline Road and Highway 104, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repair and paving until Wednesday, Sept. 30. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg woman convicted of hiding the remains of six babies in a U-haul storage locker has had her sentence reduced to three years.Andrea Giesbrecht was originally sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison for concealing the remains of the infants.Her lawyer appealed both the conviction and sentence, arguing Giesbrecht was not hiding or disposing of the remains but saving them.Crown prosecutors disagreed, saying Giesbrecht made extensive efforts to try to prevent the remains from being found.The remains, which were discovered in the storage locker in 2014, were too decomposed to determine a cause of death.The Manitoba Court of Appeal upheld the conviction but reduced her time behind bars because the original sentence assumed certain actions Giesbrecht wasn’t accused of.The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER — The British Columbia city of Enderby has been crowned the most physically active community in Canada in the first annual Participaction challenge.The victory comes as the city in B.C.’s north Okanagan tracked almost two million activity minutes while hosting events like the Dash n’ Splash, a flash mob and the Foam Fest.In addition to the most active accolade, Enderby takes home the top prize of $150,000, which it plans to spend on recreation infrastructure projects.There are also five regional winners that won $20,000 each for their efforts: Amqui, Quebec, Gameti, N.W.T., Harvey, N.B., Headingley, Man., and Marathon, Ont.Elio Antunes, CEO of Participaction, a national non-profit organization, says the two-week challenge was an amazing opportunity to get Canadians moving and show that everything gets better with exercise.Enderby Mayor Greg McCune says it’s been exciting to watch their already lively community band together to encourage, support and engage in the challenge.The Canadian Press
4 May 2009The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) today applauded the launch of an agricultural pilot project in the country’s largest prison as an encouraging step toward developing effective rehabilitation programmes for inmates. The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) today applauded the launch of an agricultural pilot project in the country’s largest prison as an encouraging step toward developing effective rehabilitation programmes for inmates. “The farming initiative is a first step on the long road towards achieving some measure of rehabilitation for those serving terms of imprisonment in correctional facilities,” said the Secretary-General’s Deputy Envoy, Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu. Under the pilot phase of the project, prison inmates will be taught farming skills on land inside the prison, and the food they will grow will supplement their rations.Liberia’s Minister of Justice, Philip Banks, said the idea for the agriculture training project at the National Palace of Corrections resulted from a visit to prisons in Ghana initiated by Ms. Mensa-Bonsu. He said he hoped the project would help inmates successfully reintegrate into society upon their release and that it signalled the beginning of more rehabilitation programmes in Liberia’s correctional facilities. The project was initiated by Liberia’s Ministry of Justice, with support from the Ministry of Agriculture, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and non-governmental organizations such as German Agro Action and Catholic faith-based Caritas.
(Updated) A deadly crash has closed two ramps on Hamilton’s Lincoln Alexander Parkway.Dozens of police officers and firefighters are there along with officials from the ministry of transportation.It looks as though fire crews have removed the man from inside the truck and the coroner is over talking with police and firefighters.Other officers with the reconstruction unit are taking photos and measurements around the accident.It happened at 6:30 this morning. Police say the truck was leaving the westbound lanes of the Linc on the Golf Links Rd exit when it went over the guardrail, crashing into the on ramp to the Lincoln Alexander west. A heavy tow is on the ramp and they are going over a plan to remove the tractor-trailer. Again the ramps will remain closed for most of the day.
DETROIT — Marcus Childers threw a touchdown pass — his fourth of the game — to D.J. Brown with 1:09 to go and Northern Illinois rallied from a 20-point, second-half deficit to take a 30-29 victory over Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference championship game on Friday night.The 35-yard TD pass came on the eighth play of a 70-yard drive that took a little more than two minutes following a punt forced by Sutton Smith’s sack of Bulls quarterback Tyree Jackson.NIU’s 2-point conversion failed and the Bulls (10-3) reached the Huskies’ 41-yard line before an incomplete pass on fourth down with 21 seconds left ended Buffalo’s hopes.The Huskies’ touchdown completed a comeback from a 29-10 deficit in the third quarter. Childers threw a 28-yard score to Brown near the end of the third quarter and a 32-yarder to Spencer Tears with under 13 minutes left in the fourth. Childers also had a 13-yard TD pass to Tears in the first half. Childers completed 21 of 33 passes for 300 yards with an interception and led the team with 58 yards rushing.Jackson was 18-of-35 passing for 252 yards and two touchdown passes to Anthony Johnson, who had 124 yards receiving on seven catches. Kevin Marks and Jaret Patterson ran for touchdowns. Buffalo missed a PAT after their second TD.The Bulls have never beaten NIU in a MAC game since joining the league in 1999, going 0-12. A lone win over the Huskies came in 1968. The Huskies (8-5) have won four title games, the Bulls one.The Associated Press
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHarmon apologises for “NO APOLOGIES” commentNovember 20, 2015In “Politics”Gov’t pulls plug on Specialty HospitalJune 17, 2015In “Health”Agri Ministry PS, Deputy sent on leaveMarch 6, 2017In “Local News” Minister of State Joseph HarmonShould an investigation into the swindling of public funds for personal use found to be true, the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education Vibert Welch could find himself being disciplined.Welch has come under fire for allegedly using up public funds to build a guard hut at his private residence at a cost of more than half a million dollars.Responding to the issue on Friday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said he was made aware of the matter and had sought an explanation for which he received. He said government had always spoken about cost cutting and the fact that each public official needed to ensure that the dollars allocated by the state “go as long as they can”.“All employees of the state, in the public sector, they are required to act in accordance with the law. And anybody, once they step outside of that, they are exposing themselves to be sanctioned or disciplined”, Harmon told reporters.He said once an investigation is done, and due process is followed, “then any person within the state sector that acts outside the law will be subject to discipline.The story of the Welch’s guard hut was carried earlier this week in the media, revealing that more than half-million was expended by the Ministry on a guard hut at his Bent Street, Georgetown residence.PS- Vibert WelchThe structure is reportedly five feet in width, five feet in length and about eight feet high.The contract was awarded to Linden Ogle, who was listed among the contractors that submitted proposals for the construction of the hut.Welch has since distanced himself from the project and cited that he is not responsible for awarding the contract, or the methodology that was used to determine the price.He reportedly said that all he did was sign off on the documents after the relevant technical persons, including the engineer and the Chief Works Officer, would have given their approval.The PS had explained in the media that his signature of approval was needed, since he is the accounting officer, and all disbursements of funds have to be approved by him.Reports are now circulating that while he was PS of the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry, Welch also created a similar guard hut to the one he now has on his premises, the difference being however, is that the first hut was allegedly constructed at a cost of $1M from public funds.After being reshuffled and transferred to the Ministry of Education, the $1M hut was reportedly taken to the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs on Thomas Street.
Alliance Aviation Services will continue to fly workers in and out of St Barbara’s Leonora gold operations in Western Australia after the two companies agreed to extend the air charter services contract for another three years.Alliance has been providing these fly in/fly out services to St Barbara since 2012 and will continue to arrange eight flights per week between Perth and Leonora.Lee Schofield, Chief Executive Officer for Alliance, said the flexibility of Alliance’s fleet, “together with industry leading on time performance, greatly assisted Alliance in retaining this contract”.This is the fifth contract Alliance has retained in a “selective tender process” over the past 12 months. Recently, Alliance received a potential five-year extension with Incitec Pivot for services to its Phosphate Hill operations in northwest Queensland.St Barbara’s Gwalia mine is just 3 km south of Leonora in Western Australia. It produced 268,000 ounces of gold at an all-in sustaining cost of A$891 per ounce in the 12 months to the end of June. The company is currently in the process of evaluating a deep underground extension to the mine, which could see operations continue until the end of St Barbara’s 2013 financial year.