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first_imgAfter two of its officers have been charged with corruption, the Ghaziabad police faced a new low with the Association of Food Operators of Ghaziabad alleging that the police ask for freebies and when its members don’t oblige, they are threatened with fake cases.In a letter written to Sudhir Kumar Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (Ghaziabad), Anil Kumar Gupta, president, Association of Food Operators, alleged that policemen stationed at different police stations in the city not only ask for free food for themselves but also for their colleagues. He said during festivals police officers asked for food to be served for functions at police stations and when member shop owners ask for payment, they are warned of cases being registered against them. Growing demandMr. Gupta added that the members didn’t mind serving a few free plates to beat constables and officers as they work for their security but now things were going out of hand as since Diwali officers have demanded large amount of sweets and dry fruits for themselves and their relatives.He said he had been asked for specific instances but feared that it could result in further harassment of the shopkeepers as it was easy to book anybody under non-compliance of fire security norms and lack of parking facility in front of the shop.Mr. Singh said he had taken cognisance of the complaint and has directed the officers concerned to take action. “I have appealed to the businessmen to send pending bills to my office and directly complain to me over phone if any policeman harasses them,” he said.last_img read more


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first_imgIf you choose to look at positives, the Indian men’s tennis team certainly needs to be lauded despite losing 1-2 to Chinese Taipei and settling for bronze on Monday. Minus the superstars, few had expected that the men’s team to win a medal.Somdev Devvarman was there, but for someone playing collegiate tennis in the US (Sanam Singh) to compete hard was least expected. In the last edition of the Asian Games at Doha, India had lost in the first round of the team event to the same opponents.But here, in the semi-final, some hard tennis was on display before Sanam went down in three sets to Tsung Hua Yang. Tsung was all fire, serving hard and fully motivated with loud cheering from the stands. With the match tied up at one set all, where Sanam lost his way was in the 11th game of the decider.He was up 30-0 when he was the victim of a wrong call while receiving serve. In no time, Sanam’s concentration had gone and he played a bad tie-break to lose the match 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-7(5).Somdev was his usual confident self as he rolled over Ti Chen 6-2, 7-6(4) in the second singles.However, the decision to pair Somdev with Sanam for the doubles seemed a dubious one from captain Nandan Bal as the latter was not fully fit. He had back trouble and had received treatment during his singles match.In hindsight, it could have been better had Vishnu Vardhan been put in for doubles because Somdev and Sanam lost 4-6, 6-7(1) to Tsung and Chu-Huan Yi.advertisementBut, looking at the way Indian tennis has struggled for new players, the arrival of Sanam and Vishnu needs to be welcomed. There are already suggestions that the management needs to look beyond Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi sooner than later.At the same time, one needs to ensure Yuki Bhambri is motivated to play for India. His absence here has been baffling, though he cited pneumonia as the reason. But then, how he played an ATP event in the US last week has not been answered.last_img read more


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first_imgAhead of their ICC World Twenty20 summit clash against England on Sunday, West Indies captain Darren Sammy said the trophy is theirs to lose after coming so far in the tournament. The West Indies downed pre-tournament favourites and hosts India in the semi-finalto get a chance to earn their second World T20 title at the Eden Gardens. Sammy on Saturday stated he wants his team to be like David-the shepherd boy, a character in the Bible who had killed the giant ‘Goliath’. (Root sounds out warning to West Indies ahead of title clash)”We will do same things we have been doing all this time. They have a lot of match winners, don’t want to take them for granted and then we shift the focus back on us. First thing for the opposition is to stop us from hitting boundaries. We can only defeat ourselves. If we do well nobody can beat us. That is what we are taking forward against England,” Sammy told the media at the pre-match media conference.Sammy said they want to stay as underdogs and win the World Twenty20.”We always want to be David, David is the winner. Even now people don’t give us a chance. We will be smart about it and play like David. If we do everything we know we are going to lift the cup,” said the 2012 World T20 winning captain.Sammy insisted they are a strong batting powerhouse and on their day they can be a destructive unit.advertisement”Since inception, West Indies have been a boundary hitting team. We know the power we have in the dressing room. (Lendl) Simmons and (Johnson) Charles are all boundary hitting batsmen. For us it is one last step in the tournament. We are focused on England, also focused on us and if we do what West Indies can do then we will be destructive in this format,” he said.The skipper also did not want to dwell too much on how the pitch would behave. “It is about 22 yards, I have not had a look on the pitch. But it would not matter much,” he reckoned.Before coming into this tournament the West Indies have had a lot of problems with their board. Some senior players like Kieron Pollard dropped out because of contract issues. However, Sammy said the incident helped the players gel more as a unit. (Gayle not the only threat to England, says Eoin Morgan)”It has been a tough journey. A lot happened before the tournament. I believe everything happens for a reason. The pre-tournament incident brought us closer as a team. It was like us against everybody else,” he said.”We came here after winning a tournament in 2012 and then we were in semi-finals in 2014. It is a format we have been consistent, but every game no one gives us a chance. We are here to take six steps and we have already taken five. It was a big one against India.”Yes! It is about one more step. We are a good team now, we believe in each other, we enjoy each other’s success. I can foresee what’s going to happen after we win.”England are a very good side, since we have beaten them they have played great cricket, that is why they are in the finals. but we want to come out victorious.”There have been tweets doing the rounds that a journalist has described the West Indies as a side with no brains. Sammy said these are just the sort of controversies that push them to perform better.”We have struggled in the longer form (of cricket) for lack of proper structural development. That is why we don’t get the respect. We get that sometimes from our board. Everybody’s entitled to their opinion. That particular comment set it up for us. Guys with no brains? Even animals have it. To describe us like that is out of order,” said an agitated Sammy.The skipper said the final is going to be a well contested one.”They have good bowling. Skill versus skill, mind power versus mind power. Important we play good brand of cricket.” (With inputs from IANS)last_img read more


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first_imgChennai Super Kings and India’s World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni heaped praise on N Srinivasan, saying he has learned a lot from the former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president over the years.MS Dhoni was in Chennai along with a galaxy of India cricket stars, including Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Javagal Srinath, for the launch of a coffee-table book on Srinivasan, who completes 50 years of association with India Cements, at the Kalaivanar Arangam on Friday.The book, titled Defying The Paradigm, was released by Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and the first copy was received by Dhoni, who opened up about his relationship with Srinivasan.Insisting that he was fortunate to spend a lot of time with Srinivasan, Dhoni said: “You can love him, you can hate him, but you can’t ignore him. Majority of us definitely fall into the first category. I was fortunate to have been able to spend a lot of time with him, got to understand life, how you’re supposed to deal with failures, how you’re not supposed to give up, how to keep helping others to make sure they perform to their potential.”My first interaction [with Srinivasan] was during a Test match when he became the [BCCI] Treasurer. He came in during a break and enquired about the payment. One of our cricketers said, ‘if we are lucky we will get it after four months’. Srinivasan looked around and said – ‘why is it that they have to wait four months for their payment’. It was looked after that.advertisementSuperstars Galore! #NSBookLaunch #WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/0g4LiuxOtzChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 28, 2018Dhoni had faced criticism over his association with Srinivasan, the Vice- Chairman and the Managing Director of India Cements, which owns the CSK. The wicketkeeper-batsman was even questioned by the Mudgal probe committee on Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan’s role in the IPL spot-fixing case of 2013.However, Dhoni continues to share a great rapport with Srinivasan and is often spotted meeting the veteran cricket administrator during his visits to Chennai.Elaborating on his “special bonding” with Srinivasan, Dhoni added: “I got to learn a lot out of him. The interactions have been very friendly because I was with CSK for the longest time. Whenever CSK was going through a rough phase, a lot of interactions were about how we don’t mind the opposition winning the game. We don’t want to lose the game. He is someone who has played it very hard but very fair. With Srini sir, it was a very special bonding.”N Srinivasan’s cricket knowledge amazed me: DravidMeanwhile, former India captain Rahul Dravid, who also received a copy of the book on Friday, said Srinivasan’s vast cricket knowledged had amazed him during the nascent stages of his cricket career.”I would like to speak a few things which would signify the man that N Srinivasan was for me. I joined India Cements in 1994. Mr. Srinivasan would come to watch our league matches at the Guru Nanak College Ground in Chennai.”Not only would he come, what amazed me was his knowledge. At the end of a long day, we would come back to the dressing room and having a conversation. Mr. Srinivasan would join the conversation and what amazed me in those early years was his knowledge about league cricket. He would also know the scores of what was happening in other league games and how that would affect us in the table,” Dravid said.”Srinivasan’s achievements with BCCI and ICC have been encapsulated here. But for me the core of everything that has happened comes back to his love and passion for cricket.”World Cup-winning former captain Kapil Dev shed light on the role Srinivasan had played in ensuring India players got what they deserved.”I met Mr. Srinivasan 20 years back or maybe little more. I had almost finished my career – why did you come so late? .We played cricket at the very highest level. But we never had a person like you who could administer us when we were playing cricket,” Kapil said.”You were the one who made impact in the cricketing world. I can say proudly we used to wish our salaries would be like Australian or English players. Today, all Australian, England and South African players are saying – can we have a salary like Indian players?”Also Read | Tim Paine trolls Rishabh Pant: MS Dhoni back in the ODI side, want to play for Hobart?Also Read | Indian players and fans racially taunted at MCG, sections of crowd warnedAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgCelebrations ran late into the night as Team India players partied hard after their first ever Test series win over Australia in Sydney on Monday.Opener KL Rahul posted a couple of pictures from the party with captain Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma, Hardik Pandya and others.India crushed Australia 2-1 in the Border-Gavaskar series after the fourth and final Test ended in a draw in Sydney. Thunderstorms and bad weather conditions in the city robbed India of a chance to push for their third win in the series but the players weren’t complaining after the match was called off on the fifth day.Kohli became the first Indian captain to win a series in Australia as he lifted the Border-Gavaskar trophy, which India retained after their win in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne last week.The players seemed in high spirits as they posed for the pictures which Rahul posted on Twitter and captioned it, “About Last Night! #Fam”.About Last Night! #Fam pic.twitter.com/oKr49Scg8zK L Rahul (@klrahul11) January 8, 2019India needed 10 wickets to wrap up their third win of the series but were unable to do so as rain came to Australia’s rescue after they were asked to follow-on by Virat Kohli on Day 4.Replying to India’s first innings score of 622 for 7 declared, Australia were bowled out for 300 on Sunday which gave India a 322-run cushion as they asked the hosts to bat again, becoming the first team in 31 years to enforce the follow-on against Australia in Australia since England, who did it in 1988.advertisementThe series win was largely set up by India’s fast bowlers who bagged a total of 51 wickets in the four matches with Australia getting bowled out 7 times out of 8 during the series.Jasprit Bumrah finished as the highest wicket taker from either side with 21 wickets, while Mohammed Shami managed 16 and Ishant Sharma got 11. Umesh Yadav picked up two wickets in the lone Test he played in Perth.Spin-twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin got 7 and 6 wickets respectively while Kuldeep Yadav bagged 5 wickets in the Sydney Test, the only match he featured in the series.The focus now shifts to the three-match ODI series against the Aussies which starts from January 12 in Sydney. India made a change in its squad on Tuesday by resting Jasprit Bumrah for this series and the limited-overs series against New Zealand.Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj was named a replacement for Bumrah while Siddharth Kaul was included in the T20I squad for the New Zealand series.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah rested for Australia ODIs and tour of New Zealand, Siraj named replacementAlso Read | Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni record after sensational show in Australia TestsAlso Read | India vs Australia: We had a point to prove and we did, says Cheteshwar Pujaralast_img read more


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first_imgIndia’s opening game in the ongoing World Cup saw former skipper M.S. Dhoni once again profess his love for the security forces after he was spotted with regimental dagger insignia of the Indian Para Special Forces on his wicket-keeping gloves. But the International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to get the symbol removed from Dhoni’s gloves.Speaking to IANS, Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager, Strategic Communications, said that the BCCI has been asked to get the symbol removed from Dhoni’s gloves. “We have requested the BCCI to get it removed,” she said.The “Balidan Badge” or the Army insignia was spotted on Dhoni’s gloves as television replays showed him stumping Phehlukwayo in the 40th over of the innings bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal.Balidan is a distinct insignia of the special forces, which form part of the Parachute Regiment. It has a commando dagger pointed downwards, with upward-extending wings extending from the blade and a scroll superimposed on the blade with “Balidan” inscribed in Devanagari. Only Paramilitary Commandos are allowed to wear the Balidan Badge.Dhoni, who has been conferred an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment in 2011, had also undergone training under the Para Brigade in 2015.Twitter though was abuzz with fans showing respect to Dhoni. One fan wrote: “Salute & respect to MS Dhoni who printed insignia of ‘Balidan’ on his wicket keeping gloves.” Another fan wrote: “This man shows his love for the nation and army. A Regimental Dragger(BALIDAN) of Indian Army Para Special Force on MS Dhoni Gloves. #IndianArmy #Balidan.”advertisementBut the ICC feels otherwise. The ICC regulations says: “The ICC equipment and clothing regulations do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international match.”Also Read | World Cup 2019: West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell’s salute is the new coolAlso See:last_img read more


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first_imgFootball Share on Twitter Share via Email Read more Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for LA Galaxy after Manchester United cancel contract Having said that, Arsenal also like the look of Jan Oblak, the Atlético Madrid goalkeeper. He will be available if the Spanish side renew their working relationship with Thibaut Courtois this summer. Lucas Pérez wants to return to Arsenal after a dismal season on loan at Deportivo. Arsenal fans are not believed to be breaking out the bunting in anticipation of that one but hey, at least the lad will have a point to prove. Paris Saint-Germain could be toppled again in France before they ever fulful their Champions League ambitions, if it is true that an Abu Dhabi tycoon is behind a £420m attempt to buy Monaco. Finally, Andrea Pirlo could become Italy’s No 2 if Carlo Ancelotti or Antonio Conte is made the country’s No 1. Share on Facebook Topics Read more Share on LinkedIn And then there is Real Madrid, who are closing in on Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, whom they view as the rightful heir to Luka Modric, even though Mourinho had the Serb pegged for United’s midfield and even fancied that Nemanja Matic might have a word to swing the deal. But it’s not all about knocks and setbacks for Mourinho– because Juventus still want to buy Matteo Darmian, whom they rate above Héctor Bellerín. Mourinho is also considering sending a taxi to bring Jonny Evans back to Old Trafford, as the Northern Irishman has a release cause that enables him to leave the Hawthorns for £3m in the event of West Brom going down. Arsenal want some of that action, too. Mostly though, Arsenal’s sights are focused firmly on the Bundesliga– you’d never guess their new head of recruitment came from Dortmund – and they particularly like the look of the Schalke midfielder Maximilian Meyer, whose contract is close to expiring. Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest José Mourinho has big plans to funk up Manchester United. But for his process to pay off, he needs to make a few more groovy signings. The problem is, some of his former clubs, as if fuelled by the bitterness of jilted lovers are out to sabotage him.Internazionale – to whom he gave a Champions League victory, no less – intend to show their gratitude by snapping up Lautaro Martínez, the rising star of Argentinian football whom United have had their eye on for a while. Word is the 20-year-old attacker could leave Racing Club for Italy this summer. features Share on Messenger Rumour mill Football transfer rumours: Jorginho to replace Emre Can at Liverpool? Reuse this contentlast_img read more


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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Molde defender Toivo: What Man Utd players can expect from Dempseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Molde defender Joona Toivo is happy for Mark Dempsey over his return to Manchester United.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-time assistant has followed the Norwegian to Old Trafford and was back helping out at Carrington for the first time this week alongside Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.”He was really enthusiastic in his coaching. As a person, he has this fire in him – everything is done to the full,” Finland international Toivo told the Manchester Evening News.”I think he is great at creating fighting spirit in the team and encouraging players to be the best they can be. He has a lot of knowledge about football and understands the game really well.”There was a lot of concentration on first touches and observing the play with Mark in training: where and how you took the first touch. He played as a midfielder when he was a player and he often said ‘play what you see’. By that, he also meant to keep it simple and to not try difficult stuff.”He was really like a friend. He’s a guy who loves to tell stories and jokes and loves to make people laugh and play pranks.” last_img read more


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first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Gary Pallister believes Romelu Lukaku was ‘too heavy’ to succeed at Old Trafford this season. The former Everton striker was sold to Inter before the Premier League season began with the Red Devils shining in his absence as they fired four goals past Chelsea in a 4-0 win. And according to Pallister, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s intended style of play this season meant Lukaku’s size left him on the outside at the Theatre of Dreams.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “I think Lukaku is a goalscorer and he will score plenty of goals, but the way they want to play at times, he’s too heavy,” Pallister told AmericanGambler.com . “You look at the pace in the present game; maybe Ole is looking at that and saying he can’t implement that into his game for me. He was surplus to requirements.”He’s a goal scorer, an instinctive goal scorer. He’s not the most clinical but he will get you 15-20 goals a season, but we were looking for a more rounded player.”He plays Lingard, Martial and Rashford, and we caught Chelsea napping on the ball high up the pitch. So when you can do that you’ll have more space to go into and score more goals.”Gary Neville also fired a parting shot at Lukaku’s weight with the striker since hitting the ground running in Italy as he scored four goals on debut in pre-season. In Lukaku’s absence, Pallister pointed out at that 17-year-old Mason Greenwood looks ready to step up this season in front of goal for United. “I think they have Greenwood coming through, and he looks a special talent,” he said.”You don’t like to get ahead of yourself with kids of that age, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen anyone be that comfortable in that environment at that age.”He’s six foot odd, can use both left and right feet, knows how to score a goal and he looks the real deal at the moment. He’s still got a lot of work to do, he has to mature and find his feet at that level.”The fact that Ole has played him a lot in pre-season, and had him on the bench on the weekend suggests he’s ready for the Premier League.” After a strong start to their domestic season, the Red Devils will be hoping to build momentum when they travel to Wolves on Monday.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more


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first_imgMississippi State got a terrible call against Alabama.Mississippi State has its hands full taking on No. 1 Alabama. The referees aren’t really helping out the Bulldogs either.Trailing 21-0 with less than a minute to play in the first half, Mississippi State seemingly scored a touchdown when quarterback Nick Fitzgerald found running back Kylin Hill for 11 yards. But an illegal block – a phantom illegal block – was called that negated the play.The call was on Deddrick Thomas. In the video below, it’s clear that he didn’t even touch the Alabama player in question.The referee who made the call seemingly had a great angle. He just blew the call – and cost Mississippi State points.@NCAA Alabama bias is getting absurd and RUINING college football #BAMAvsMSU pic.twitter.com/36J12T6Mvd— Scott Todd (@scotttttodd) November 10, 2018That is an absolute horrific call. Should be TD MSU.— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) November 10, 2018That block in the back call against Mississippi State on its TD was one of the worst calls that I have ever seen. The Bulldogs then miss the FG at the end of the half.That is inexcusable, refs.— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) November 10, 2018After the call, Mississippi State seemingly scored again, only to have that play negated by a delay of game penalty. The Bulldogs later missed a field goal as time expired in the first half.Clearly, this was not the best way to end the half for the Bulldogs. They face quite an uphill battle in the second session.It’s 21-0 at halftime.last_img read more


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first_img The parish has attracted some major hotel developments in recent years, and Mr. Bartlett said that in the pipeline are some 6,000 additional rooms along the corridor from Rio Bueno to Falmouth. Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the parish of Trelawny is moving to take its place as a key player in the tourism sector.The parish has attracted some major hotel developments in recent years, and Mr. Bartlett said that in the pipeline are some 6,000 additional rooms along the corridor from Rio Bueno to Falmouth.“The fact is that Trelawny can no longer be ignored. Trelawny is now forging with its transformation from a parish that has been dominated by agriculture, more so sugar cane, to what is now a very vibrant tourism sector,” the Tourism Minister beamed.He was speaking at the official opening of the Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel in the parish on Thursday (October 18).“The people of Trelawny now have every reason to smile, as this phase of the Oyster Bay resort development represents an investment of $110 million and which saw some 1,500 persons gainfully employed. Of course, the vast majority of them were Jamaicans, including contractors and subcontractors,” he noted.“Trelawny is finally coming into its own and is poised for greatness. It already has some of the finest infrastructure to support the tourism product. These include the leading cruise port, rafting on the legendary Martha Brae River, cultural excursions into Maroon history, exploration of the Windsor Caves, the adventures of Chukka Caribbean at Good Hope, and so much more,” he pointed out.He predicts that “in a few years, when you combine the inventory of Trelawny with that of Montego Bay, you are looking at two-thirds of the hotel room stock on the island”.The Minister, in highlighting developments in the local tourism sector, said that the success did not happen overnight or by the waving of a magic wand but by “careful and strategic planning…effective marketing and promotion”.“We have been working very closely with stakeholders and attracting the right investors,” he pointed out.He said that the industry is stimulating wide-scale economic activity, fostering growth in communities, generating jobs and earning billions of dollars in foreign exchange.“Tourism is already proving to be a powerful catalyst for improving the socio-economic conditions of our people,” he added.Situated on the private peninsula of Oyster Bay, the resort offers an adult-only all-inclusive experience to high-end clientele.It features 315 suites, inclusive of 800 square ft. junior suites and 2,000 square ft. upper suites with expansive living spaces, panoramic ocean views, and direct beach access.Excellence Group Luxury Hotels specialises in hotel management and worldwide real estate development, with a primary presence in the Caribbean. “The fact is that Trelawny can no longer be ignored. Trelawny is now forging with its transformation from a parish that has been dominated by agriculture, more so sugar cane, to what is now a very vibrant tourism sector,” the Tourism Minister beamed. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the parish of Trelawny is moving to take its place as a key player in the tourism sector.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Financial Measures (2009) Act, supporting a number of measures in the 2009-10 provincial budget, was introduced today, Oct. 2, by Finance Minister Graham Steele. The Provincial Finance Act will be amended to allow government to table a deficit budget. Changes will also allow the revenues from the offshore offset to be spent on programs and services and remove the requirement for a deficit to be recovered the following year. “We are amending this legislation to reflect the reality of the financial circumstances we are faced with today,” said Mr. Steele. “Poor fiscal planning by the previous government has led us to this point.” The Financial Measures 2009 Act also includes amendments to the Income Tax Act to implement changes in the 2009-10 budget. Government is increasing and extending the incentive for new graduates to live and work in Nova Scotia by replacing the Graduate Tax Credit with a new Graduate Retention Rebate. The tax rate for the Equity Tax Credit will be increased from 30 to 35 per cent, starting Jan. 1, 2010. As previously planned in the May 4 budget, changes will also defer the Transit Tax Credit as well as the Healthy Living Tax Credit extension to adults of the Healthy Living Tax Credit. In addition, amendments to the Revenue Act will provide for the tobacco tax rate increase, which was implemented on June 22. A number of laws will be amended to implement previously announced increases to legislated fees and government charges, such as those for personal property, summary proceedings and corporation registration. Changes to the Public Service Superannuation Act will support increased contributions to the Public Service Superannuation Fund, implemented in July. The increase is needed to improve the financial health of the plan. Finally, the House of Assembly Act will be amended to freeze indemnity and salary increases for 2010 and 2011 for MLAs, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of the Opposition, leader of any other recognized party, and members of the Executive Council.last_img read more


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first_img CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Route 204 Route 204 from 2.5 kilometres southeast of Nappan Road to Fenwick Road is closed to traffic for installation of culverts until Wednesday, June 15. A signed detour is in place. 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. -30- PICTOU COUNTY: Route 348 Route 348 from Bridgeville Road easterly for about seven kilometres is reduced to one lane for culvert replacement and repaving until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Traffic control personnel are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Work is scheduled for completion on Wednesday, Aug. 31. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Route 246 Sections of Route 246, from 200 metres west of Kennedy Hill Road for about six kilometres west to Marshall Road, are reduced to one lane for upgrading including paving, slope stabilization and guardrail repairs until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Traffic is stop-and-go and work takes place from daylight to dusk. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Morgan Falls Bridge Morgan Falls Bridge on Lower Branch Road, about 250 metres from the intersection of Trunk 10, is closed for repairs each weekday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Friday June 17. A detour route is available on Varner Bridge on Route 208. CONTINUING WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of the westbound lanes of Highway 104, are reduced to one lane for resurfacing, from Exit 20 at Pleasant Valley Road west for about five kilometres. Speed is reduced to 80 km/h through the work area. Signs are in place. Work is taking place from dawn to dusk until Wednesday, June 15. Monday to Thursday, sunrise to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to sunset Friday, from sunrise to 3 p.m. Weekends, from sunrise to sunset INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge, Valley Mills Crowdis Bridge, in Valley Mills on Marble Mountain Road, is closed until further notice. Detour via Eden Road, Barren Road, Northside River Denys Road and Southside River Denys Road. Signs are in place. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118 Repaving and widening of the northbound lanes of Highway 118 is underway from Portobello Bridge to Exit 14 at Fall River. Work will be paused during weekday afternoon rush hours but delays are expected. Hours of construction are: NEW WORK COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of the westbound lane of Highway 104 for about 19 kilometres from Londonderry to Westchester Station, are reduced to one lane for paving, widening and the installation of rumble strips and guardrail until Wednesday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from dawn to dusk.center_img HANTS COUNTY: Avon River Bridge The Avon River Bridge on Highway 1 is reduced to one lane for joint replacements until Friday, June 17. Traffic lights are on site. The sidewalk is closed during construction. PICTOU COUNTY: Egerton Bridge Egerton Bridge, Route 245, is closed for repairs until Friday June 17. Detour in place. Alternate routes on Highway 104 at Exit 29, and Barney’s River Road to Route 245. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111 The southbound lanes of Highway 111 between Exit 6 and Pleasant Street in Dartmouth, are reduced to one lane during construction daily from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekdays and from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekends. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h during construction and the work is scheduled to be completed on Sunday, July 31. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 107, Partridge River Bridge Until the end of July traffic on Highway 107 near Exit 18 in Lake Echo, could be reduced to one lane with stop-and-go traffic between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The speed limit is reduced to 80 km/hr. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 106 (Exit 3A) Construction of the new roundabout in the Town of Pictou will begin, Monday, June 13. Construction vehicles will be turning on to West River Road off of Highway 106, Exit 3A, and turning into the former entrance of the visitor information centre during this phase of the project. Work is anticipated to be completed Friday, Sept. 30. PICTOU COUNTY: Montreal Road Montreal Road, from Route 289 to Gairlock Lake Road, about four kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control personnel are on site. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Green Hill Road Green Hill Road from Trunk 4 westerly, about five kilometres, is reduced to one lane for repaving until Thursday, June 30. Traffic control personnel are on site. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103 from Exit 12 for about nine kilometres to Northfield Overpass, have alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Monday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104 The eastbound lanes of the Amherst Viaduct Bridge on Highway 104 have alternating lane closures for repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and traffic will be controlled by concrete barriers and signs. The bridge has a 4.5 metre width restriction and an 80 km/h speed limit. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15 tonne weight restriction. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 101 Bridge The Highway 101 Bridge over Highway 102 near Bedford, is reduced to one lane on both the inbound and outbound lanes for repairs on weekends. There will also be a lane drop each way on Highway 102. Work starts on Fridays at 6 p.m. and ends on Mondays at 6 a.m. until Friday, July 15.last_img read more


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first_imgOTTAWA — The department responsible for security on Parliament Hill is apologizing after an apparent incident of racial profiling took place on Parliament Hill this week.A spokesman for the Parliamentary Protective Service says the force is investigating the incident, which took place Monday during an event known as Black Voices on the Hill.Joseph Law, the chief of staff to the director of the PPS, says the department “has zero tolerance for any type of discrimination,” and it took action as soon as it learned of the incident.The Federation of Black Canadians says several participants in Monday’s lobbying event were referred to as “dark-skinned people” and asked to leave a parliamentary cafeteria.The federation says it has requested a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as it seeks a “formal commitment to end racial profiling at the federal level.”It’s also asked for a meeting with House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan to seek an official apology.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


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first_img(Vicki Monague filed complaint over RCMP’s handling of her criminal allegation of domestic violence against Onion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace Fox. Photo supplied by Monague.)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe RCMP is probing complaints filed against officers from the Onion Lake Cree Nation detachment over their handling of a domestic violence allegation against Chief Wallace Fox, APTN National News has learned.Fox, the long-time chief of the Saskatchewan First Nation, was charged Monday with two counts of assault, one count of possession of a dangerous weapon and one count of uttering threats to damage property stemming from a domestic incident at his Onion Lake residence. He is scheduled to appear in provincial court on Dec. 16.Toronto-based investigators with the RCMP Professional Standards Unit are also currently probing how the Onion Lake RCMP detachment handled the allegations against Fox.The probe was triggered after the alleged victim filed a complaint with the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP.The charges were laid nearly six months after Vicki Monague, who is from Beausoleil First Nation in Ontario, filed her criminal allegation against Fox with the RCMP detachment at Onion Lake.A spokesperson for Fox said he would not be commenting on the charges because the matter is now before the courts.Monague said she was informed by the Saskatchewan Crown last week that he had recommended charges against Fox. Still, she said she was “shocked” when Fox was finally charged.“This has been going on now for nearly six months. We didn’t know how to feel about it. I think we are in kind of shock mode right now and we are starting to figure out what this actually means,” said Monague. “I think for me and my kids especially the hardest part has been the anxiety attacks and watching somebody that we know personally behind closed doors on the news, in media articles on social media being an advocate for murdered and missing Indigenous women.”Monague said she filed her complaints against the detachment’s officers in Onion Lake because she felt they didn’t take her domestic violence allegations seriously. Monague said she was initially told by one officer at the Onion Lake detachment that she had to appear in person if she wanted to press any charges against Fox.“I was fearful of my husband and left Onion Lake Cree Nation to return home,” said Monague, in her letter of complaint dated July 3. “I was also fearful that had I pressed charges, Wallace Fox, being the chief, would have interfered with those charges proceeding through political means.”Staff Sgt. Paul Dickinson and a sergeant from the RCMP’s Professional Standards Unit interviewed Monague on Oct. 1 about her complaint against four RCMP officers, including three from the Onion Lake detachment and the staff-sergeant who originally handled her complaint against the detachment. The interview was held at the OPP detachment in Midland, Ont.The Onion Lake detachment commander has already received “verbal operational guidance in the area of compassion when dealing with victims of crime” as a result of the complaints, according to a copy of a complaint intake document obtained by APTN.Monague said she had been living with Fox since October 2014 and had been involved in a relationship with him since July of the same year. The alleged incident occurred at Fox’s residence on May 13, said Monague.Monague said she filed her domestic violence allegations on May 18 after she arrived in Beausoleil First Nation, in Ontario, following a four-day drive from Saskatchewan.Monague said she and her children, aged 11, 12 and 14, issued sworn statements before a commissioner of oaths on June 8 alleging domestic violence. Monague said she gave her statement at the Midland police detachment and her children issued their statements at the Anishinabek police detachment.Monague said the statements were sent by Purolator Courier but were not picked up by Onion Lake RCMP until June 30, according to her letter of complaint.“I have seen corruption within the Onion Lake RCMP and they have failed to protect me and my children,” she said. “But my main concern is, what about other women. How many other women could there be that came forward and the police refused to investigate. How many other women have they done this to?”jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more


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first_img(Barbara Suggashie, left, and her husband Clarence Suggashie hold the picture of their deceased daughter Kanina Sue Turtle who died by suicide Oct. 29, 2016. APTN file photo)Kenneth JacksonAPTN NewsWhen Barbara Suggashie first saw the video of her daughter’s suicide she only watched the first few minutes.Then she shut it off.She wanted to see if her daughter said goodbye.“But she never said anything,” said Suggashie.Kanina Sue Turtle was 15 when she died Oct. 29, 2016.That’s nearly 730 days ago and Suggashie, like any parent, has often wondered what her daughter was thinking at the time.Kanina did have something to say to her family.She wrote letters to them.But no one told the family.“No one said anything,” said Suggashie on the telephone over the weekend from her home in Poplar Hill near the Ontario and Manitoba border.Not the Ontario Provincial Police that investigated Kanina’s death in Sioux Lookout, Ont.Not Tikinagan Child and Family Services that owned and operated the foster home, and who took Kanina from her parents 10 times throughout her life for safety concerns.And not the Ontario coroner’s office.The family didn’t learn of Kanina’s last words until last month.That’s when a report, commissioned by Chief Coroner Dr. Dirk Huyer, was released on the deaths of 12 kids in child protective services between 2014 and 2017.It’s 86 pages looking at systemic issues that are failing the most vulnerable children in the province. Each of the 12 children had about one page each dedicated to them.In Kanina’s section there is a line that Suggashie hasn’t been able to forget: “Suicide notes were left for various family members…”It came as a shock.Why hadn’t anyone told her?Kanina, left, with her mother, Barbara, several months before her death. Facebook photo.But then again Suggashie was used to things being kept from her after her daughter’s death.For instance, the actual video of Kanina’s suicide was kept from the family for about nine months.During that time Suggashie didn’t believe it was suicide.Then police returned Kanina’s iPod in the summer of 2017 right around the same time the family’s access to information request for Kanina’s police report, and officer’s notes, arrived.Kanina filmed her death on the device and police officer notes mention the video. It’s about an hour and has been reviewed by APTN, as previously reported.The video shows Kanina was left alone for 45 minutes before the a worker in the home checked on her.It was far too late by then as she had been motionless for approximately 40 minutes.Suggashie said she has asked Tikinagan why her daughter was left alone when the agency knew she was suicidal and had been in the hospital multiple times in the days before her death for self-harming.When the investigating coroner did the autopsy hundreds of new cuts were all over her body.“I don’t understand Tikinagan. They are hiding something,” she has said over and over since APTN first broke the news of the video Feb. 28.She also never had the coroner’s death investigation report until late this summer when the family hired a lawyer to find out what happened. The lawyer, Cara Valiquette based in Bracebridge, Ont., was able to get some of Kanina’s records, including her counsellor notes.Those records show Kanina missed every appointment with her counsellor in the five days before her death. Her counsellor, Violet Tuesday in Sioux Lookout, also noted she had difficulty reaching Tikinagan during those five days.In depth: Love and death in child welfare: Kanina Sue Turtle’s last daysThe death investigation report was completed by regional coroner, Michael Wilson, over a year after Kanina’s death because no one had had done it by then, as Wilson mentions. Wilson also says in the report it does not appear anything could have stopped Kanina from killing herself.Wilson was also involved much earlier in the investigation into Kanina’s death. Immediately after her death, the OPP asked the coroner’s office to pay for specialized software that would allow the police to remove the video from Kanina’s iPod and keep as evidence, as the device had timed out and locked police out.Wilson wouldn’t pay the costs and said the family could if they wanted the device back. Kanina’s family would guess her password to get into the phone after police returned it.APTN contacted Huyer by email Monday asking who has Kanina’s suicide letters.“I am away from the office for two days so I am not able to answer until later this week as I have to check with others,” wrote Huyer Monday night. “I would be happy to respond to the family with any questions they have.”Huyer was in Sioux Lookout for a media conference over the cold case involving Audrey Anderson. That’s also where Tikinagan’s headquarters is located.He emailed again Tuesday evening saying he has made several inquires to find out about the letters.“You and the family have raised a question to me which I will make best efforts to find the answers in as timely a manner that I can,” he said. “As you are aware I do not have direct knowledge of all investigations (17,000) in the province each year.  I was not the investigating coroner in this case.”Tikinagan declined to comment when asked why the letters have been kept from the family or when they will be delivered.“Tikinagan will not be commenting on any matter relating to Kanina Turtle, as there is litigation before the Courts,” said Tikinagan’s lawyer, Catherine Beamish.Kanina’s family sued Tikinagan for $5.9 million over her death last month.After learning of the letters Suggashie and her husband, Clarence Suggashie, said they asked Tikinagan for the letters but never got a response.“They didn’t say anything,” said Clarence.He said he now goes to the Northern Store asking if they have mail hoping the letters are there.They are hoping it’s just a mistake someone will correct.“Every day we check the mail,” said Clarence. “Nothing.”kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more


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first_imgCrown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett (APTN file photo.)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsIt’s nearly official.Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced Thursday an “agreement-in-principle” had been reached with former Indian day school students.“Today marks the historic step in that journey towards reconciliation and healing,” Bennett told a news conference flanked by former students.One of those students was Gary McLean of Lake Manitoba First Nation, who filed the class-action lawsuit on behalf of an estimated 200,000 survivors.“We know it’s a new beginning,” McLean told reporters.“For me, without forgiveness, we know things stay the same.”Bennett said the final details still had to be worked out and approved by a court.But she said Canada acknowledged the harms caused by the system that established and guided the schools.“As a result of the harmful and discriminatory government policies at the time, students who attended these schools were subject to sexual, physical and psychological abuse, and forced to abandon their language and culture,” the minister said.Compensation will address individual trauma and future healing, Bennett added.Students in front of Trout Lake Indian Day School in Ontario.Day school students were forced to attend the federally operated schools during the day but could return home at night – a system that began in the 1920s.The suit applies to First Nation, Inuit and Métis students.McLean filed his suit against Canada in 2009.“Thank you for supporting us to get this far,” he said of his legal team, his family and other supporters.Bennett said her government was investing $200 million to support healing, wellness, education language, culture and commemoration “for all those affected by Indian day schools.”kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more


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first_imgNation to NationA series of announcements in the last few weeks, and several more expected any day, suggest the Trudeau government is rolling out its Indigenous rights framework by piecemeal opposed to the failed plan of one large piece of legislation.Those pieces appear to include the recently revamped K-12 education funding formula for First Nations across Canada. It is set to improve funding for First Nations as of April but also open the door to a self-government type of system for a single nation, or group, to negotiate with the federal government.The same concept is expected with Indigenous child welfare legislation, to be tabled in the House of Commons any day. There’s an opt-in clause expected in that legislation, meaning nations can do nothing, and remain status quo, or decide to negotiate a deeper deal with Ottawa to control the welfare of their children.That’s all similar to the idea of the Indigenous rights framework that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last Feb. 14 in the House of Commons.The Trudeau government gave itself a deadline of last December to table a large bill that would likely to encompass all these new agreements in the hopes of doing away with the Indian Act.But it was going to provide First Nations with a clause to opt-out of the Indian Act. No nation was going to be forced out from under it. But if they opted out then they could negotiate what it actually meant regarding, such things as, title and taxation.Faced with still opposition, by many First Nations and regional governments, the Liberals backed away from tabling the bill.The idea was for Canada to “renew its relationship with Indigenous peoples, one based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership.”That’s not from Trudeau speech, even though it sounds awfully similar, rather it comes from a Jan. 16 press release issued by Crown-Indigenous Relations marking the signing of a “protocol for consultation and accommodation” with the Huron-Wendat Nation.Similar language was used in an announcement involving the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne on Jan. 23 to solve issues of around border crossings. There’s another on Jan. 15 with the Mi’kmaq of Prince Edward Island and working towards a “Tripartite Framework Agreement” to recognize and implement the rights of the Mi’kmaq.“What we heard resoundingly from First Nations, Inuit and Metis is take the time to do it right and listen to us which is an obvious approach but novel for governments,” said MP Marc Miller, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on Nation to Nation Thursday.But Conservative MP Cathy McLeod said it can only been seen as a failure, or an over-promise, under-deliver situation by Trudeau.“The Prime Minister has failed in terms of standing up in the House a little over a year ago making a big commitment and not getting it done,” said McLeod, who is the Conservatives critic on Indigenous affairs.But what those that were against this approach in the first place?“It just shows that this government is not following through on its promise to have respectful dialogue,” said NDP MP Rachel Blaney.N2N@aptn.calast_img read more


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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – When it came to the weather in Fort St. John, the month of September was considered to be quite on average.According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Doug Lindquist, Fort St. John’s weather was right on average during September when it came to temperature and precipitation.Lindquist says the average temperature during September was 10.1°C, which hit right on the mark to the expected average. The same can be said for the amount of precipitation during September, as Fort St. John received a total of 43 mm compared to the average of 45 mm.As for what to expect for the month of October, Lindquist says the outlook is showing uncertainty and is fluctuating so much that it is hard to determine if it will be above or below the seasonal average.This weekend, Environment Canada is calling for mostly sunny with temperatures hovering around 13°C.last_img read more


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BANGKOK — A court in Thailand has sentenced a construction tycoon to six months in prison for illegal firearms possession in the latest case in a scandal that erupted when he was accused of poaching protected animals in a wildlife sanctuary.The Bangkok Criminal Court on Tuesday halved the one-year sentence for Premchai Karnasuta because he pleaded guilty.Premchai and several employees of his Italian-Thai Development company were found with guns and the carcasses of a black panther and other animals when they were caught hunting in western Thailand in February last year.Premchai has already received a 16-month sentence for possessing the carcass of an endangered Kajij pheasant and firearms in public areas. He also received a one-year sentence for attempting to bribe a park ranger. He remains free on bail.The Associated Press read more