The Nova Scotia Securities Commission has approved a settlement agreement with Wayne Berry, EnCharge Inc. and EnChargeCanada Corp. Mr. Berry was an official with EnCharge and EnChargeCanada. The two companies and Mr. Berry admitted to violating Nova Scotia securities laws by soliciting investments from, and distributing securities to, residents of Nova Scotia without being registered to do so and distributing securities without having filed a prospectus. These actions undermined investor confidence in the fairness and efficiency of capital markets. Mr. Berry admitted to the violations and accepted responsibility for his conduct and was co-operative with commission staff. The commission approved the settlement agreement and ordered the three to: cease trading in securities for five years be denied the use of exemptions contained in Nova Scotia securities law for five years be prohibited from becoming or acting as a director or officer of any issuer, registrant or investment fund manager for three years be prohibited from becoming or acting as a registrant, investment manager or promoter for five years. comply with Nova Scotia securities laws be reprimanded pay an administrative penalty of $40,000 pay costs for the commission proceedings of $3,500. In addition Mr. Berry is to: EnCharge and EnChargeCanada are denied the use of exemptions contained in Nova Scotia securities law for 10 years. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province. To view the order please visit http://nssc.novascotia.ca.
KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Three First Nations say they have reached a memorandum of understanding with the federal government that could keep their bid to include day students in a settlement for residential school survivors out of court.The Tk’emlups and Sechelt bands in B.C. launched a class-action lawsuit in 2012 after a settlement between the government and about 86,000 residential school survivors excluded day scholars, students who attended the schools but did not live at them. They were later joined in the lawsuit by the Grand Council of the Crees in Northern Quebec.The First Nations say the memorandum commits both sides to resolve the case without going to court by finding a fair settlement in a timely manner.Jo-Anne Gottfriedson, the Tk’emlups day scholar co-ordinator, says it’s hoped this development will allow the First Nations to avoid a legal fight.“We hope that we will have a mutual understanding and if not, there’s still that litigation process that we can fall back on,” Gottfriedson told CFJC. “But we’re definitely hopeful at this point, because it’s been long overdue and the day scholars endured just as much as the residential school students.”The Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs said “exploratory discussions with the plaintiffs have been productive” and the memorandum includes a process and timelines to try to find a resolution outside the courts.Gottfriedson estimates about 70,000 Indigenous people qualify as day scholars.“There are so many people who are impacted by this and I’m really happy that we’re going to move forward on it and work together, acknowledging each other’s sovereign governance which is very hopeful,” she said.The First Nations say in a news release the tenor of negotiations between the plaintiff bands and the government changed in late 2016, when the government committed to trying to find a settlement outside of the courts.Gottfriedson says the Trudeau government has been open to finding a resolution.“With our prime minister recognizing the Truth and Reconciliation (Commission) recommendation that nobody should be left out, I’m very hopeful and I’m very optimistic as to how this is going to roll out in the best interests of our people.”The bands in B.C. say the students attended 140 schools across Canada.The lawsuit filed by the bands also seeks to clarify Canada’s role in the failure to protect aboriginal language and culture.(CFJC)
OTTAWA – The MV Sun Sea carried nearly 500 Tamil migrants to Canada eight years ago, but now the rusting cargo ship sits forlornly on the B.C. coast — an unwanted vessel of toxins including asbestos, PCBs and mould, documents reveal.The federal government, which has been stuck with the rickety ship for years, is looking for an “environmentally sound” and cost-effective way of getting rid of it.The Public Services and Procurement Department recently issued a request for feedback from industry on how to dismantle and dispose of the 38-year-old steel ship with an infamous past.Organizers of the MV Sun Sea’s 2010 voyage from strife-torn Sri Lanka promised passage in return for $20,000 to $30,000 per person.Federal authorities intercepted the vessel, which has been moored at a Public Services facility in Delta, B.C., since 2012. No owner of the ship could be identified, and no one wanted to buy it.The vessel, under control of the Canada Border Services Agency, has cost the government approximately $970,000 in storage and maintenance costs.The border agency and other federal partners “are working diligently” to figure out how to dispose of the ship, says a March 2018 briefing note obtained through the Access to Information Act.The request for industry feedback is the first step toward unloading the 52-metre floating lemon. The solicitation documents say the government hopes to ask for bids from disposal companies in August and award a contract the following month, with a project completion date of March.“The government of Canada has made the determination that the MV Sun Sea must be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner, in a Canadian facility, in accordance with Canadian law,” says an initial outline of the work plan prepared by the border agency.The agency said Wednesday it is “committed to pursuing every viable option” for discarding the ship.A January 2016 examination revealed several hazardous materials on board the MV Sun Sea, including mould throughout the vessel, asbestos, lead-laden paint, PCBs in paint and cabling coating, mercury in gauges and fluorescent lamps, and radioactive substances in smoke detectors and navigation equipment.The detailed draft work statement says the contractor must remove and dispose of the potentially dangerous materials while following applicable regulations. For instance, all loose and flaky paint must be scraped off, vacuumed and properly discarded.In addition, there must be an environmental contingency plan to deal with petroleum product leaks in the water or on the ground, seepage of ozone-depleting substances or catastrophes such as a fire or an explosion.Due to the ship’s condition, the government will not allow a contractor to tow it to a work site beyond the waters of southern British Columbia. In addition, any company hired to do the dismantling will not be permitted to sell it to a broker.However, the documents suggest a winning bidder might be able to salvage elements including the main engine, generator, pumps, steel, valves, pipes, hatches, portholes and furniture.The federal government is going about the project the right way from an ethical and environmental standpoint, said Darren Webster, senior project manager for ship recycling with R.J. MacIsaac Construction Ltd.Ensuring the MV Sun Sea is disposed of in Canada under rigorous controls is “much better than this vessel ending up in Bangladesh or India or somewhere,” he said.“It’s the only way that it can be done.”— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter
PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s prime minister says a new 100 per cent tariff on Serbian imports will remain until Serbia recognizes his country’s sovereignty and stops preventing it from joining international organizations.Ramush Haradinaj said Thursday his government had to impose the tariffs because it “was left without other options” and needed to send a “message”.The European Union previously warned Kosovo that the customs tax was a violation of the Central European Free Trade agreement.However, Haradinaj said the tax was likely to stay in force “for a very long time” because Kosovo is no longer willing to accept being “denied a place at the (negotiating) table”.Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008 but is not recognized by Serbia. Serbia campaigned against allowing Kosovo to join Interpol, and Kosovo’s bid failed this month.The Associated Press
Casablanca- An increasing number of Celebs choose Morocco’s red city as their top, go-to-place for the most exceptional experiences. According to a picture posted by Le360, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has chosen to celebrate the New Year in Marrakech. The Spanish royal club’s striker had already celebrated his birthday in Marrakech in 2011, in the presence of another French soccer star, Paris St Germain’s Jérémy Ménez. The French star was not the only international celeb to celebrate his birthday in the cheerful city.In 2002, the American Rap star Puff Diddy threw his 33th birthday party in Marrakech. Benzema seems to have fallen for the red city’s enchanting magic, as he now chooses to celebrate New Year there. The Colombian diva Shakira had also been one of the international celebs to be enchanted by Jama El Fna’s enthralling atmosphere. The superstar was among the famous singers invited to Rabat’s Mawazine 2011. Having heard of the red city’s entrancing beauty, Shakira seized the opportunity to head to Marrakech and have a memorable shopping experience. A video of her in Marrakech’s most beautiful areas, wearing a white Arabian Abaya went viral on YouTube.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.
New York – A Moroccan man in New York is accused of scamming many Moroccans by selling them fake Royal Air Maroc tickets to Morocco.According to a several Moroccans contacted by Morocco World News, the man, who came to the United States through a tourist visa, has been selling fake plane tickets to members of the Moroccan community in New York, as well as to Americans.According to Simo Aissaoui, admin of the Facebook page “Moroccan Americans in New York,” the suspect used to work with a travel agency in New York called “The Tvael Masters.” The man called Mohamed Kasri took advantage of his experience and the network he built while he worked in that agency to mount his scheme.“He scammed many people and the amount of money he stole reaches tens of thousands of dollars,” Simo told Morocco World News.One of the victims of Mohamed Kasri told Morocco World News that he used to work in a travel agency owned by a Yemeni. After she realized that her ticket was fake, she went to the agency to discover that he had also stolen money to his former employer.“He sold me tickets worth $3,000, but when I called Royal Air Maroc office in New York, they told me the ticket was fake. I went to his office and they told me that they stole them $25,000 and he fled to Paris,” she said.“They gave me a copy of his passport and said they are waiting for the Police to arrest him.”
Rabat – Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has reportedly been cleared of “American woman’s [civil] sexual assault charges,” according to Rifat Harb, the woman’s lawyer. However, the criminal sexual assault charges remain pending.Speaking to Al Arabiya English, the lawyer said, “The civil matter I am handling on behalf of my client against Mr. Saad Lamjarred has been finalized. My client has no intention of pursuing the criminal matter.”Harb went on to say, “My client has made it clear that she no longer wishes to pursue the criminal matter. Any news about me going to France to seek extradition of Mr. Lamjarred is false” and, “While the final decision remains for the District Attorney’s office in New York.” Last May, the New York Daily News reported that the alleged victim claimed Lamjarred had “sexually assaulted and beaten her in a Brooklyn apartment in 2010.”Ahead of his concert, which was scheduled to take place on October 31 at the Palace of Congress in Paris, Lamjarred was arrested for the second time, this time at the Marriot Hotel in Paris for “the alleged sexual assault of Laura Prioul, a 20-year-old French woman.” While he awaits trial on this charge Lamjarred remains in custody at the Fleury-Merogis prison. A trial date has yet to be scheduled.French lawyer Eric Dupont Moretti, one of three attorneys hired by the Moroccan singer to defend Lamjarred, told Hespress earlier this month, “The trial of Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has not been scheduled thus far.” Moretti went on to dismiss recent rumors circulating on social media regarding Lamjarred’s hearing as baseless.“The board of Lamjarred’s lawyers, which includes myself, Brahim Rachidi, and Jean Marc Fedida, is working to set a hearing date for the near future,” Moretti said. “We have requested that the court urge the 20-year-old alleged victim, Laura Prioul, to appear in court as well,” he added.
India’s Home Minister P Chidambaram has defended the decision taken by India to support the US sponsored resolution at the UN’s top human rights body censuring Sri Lanka for alleged rights violations in the war against LTTE, saying it would not have been carried as expected if the country had hesitated, the PTI news agency reported.“Had we not rendered our support, things would have been different… had we hesitated even a little, the resolution would not have been carried as expected by us,” he said. Pointing out that 24 countries, including India, had voted for it, 15 against and eight had abstained, Chidambaram expressed the confidence that even countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan could be ‘convinced” through India’s diplomatic approach. It had also asked Colombo to present as expeditiously as possible a comprehensive action plan on steps to implement the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission and address alleged violations of international law. On March 22, the 47-member UN Human Rights Council had adopted the resolution, noting with concern that an internal inquiry report in Sri Lanka does not adequately address “serious allegations” of violations of international law.
by The Associated Press Posted Mar 28, 2014 2:14 pm MDT Microsoft leads the Dow Jones industrial average higher; CBS Outdoor jumps in market debut AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are ending broadly higher as traders were encouraged by an increase in consumer spending last month.Microsoft helped technology companies recover from a week of losses. The biotech sector took another tumble, and the maker of “Candy Crush Saga” fell for the third straight day after its market debut.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose eight points, or 0.5 per cent, to close at 1,857 Friday.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 58 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 16,323 and the Nasdaq composite rose four points, or 0.1 per cent, to 4,155.CBS Outdoor rose 5 per cent on its first day of trading. The billboard company is splitting off from CBS.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.72 per cent.
Brian Rolle started the 2009 season trying to fill the shoes of former Ohio State All-American linebacker James Laurinaitis. Heading into 2010, Rolle, a senior from Immokalee, Fla., has taken on his own leadership role during spring practices. “I take it to heart that the coaches feel I can lead this team,” Rolle said. “I majored in sociology, so I like to help people now that the coaches have given me a role to help guys more, being that I’m an older guy.” Rolle, who wears the No. 36 that Buckeye linebacker legend Chris Spielman did, started for the first time in 2009. He had an immediate impact with a crucial interception in the Buckeyes’ season-opening 31-27 victory over Navy. However, Rolle felt he could have had a better season. “Personally, I would say it was average because I feel I could do so much better,” Rolle said. “I’m kind of tough on myself and most people say it was a good year for a first-year starter.” This season, Rolle will be sharing the leadership reins with fellow senior linebacker Ross Homan, who will be a third-year starter for the Buckeyes. “We’ve grown, we were great friends throughout the years, kind of helping each other out and coming up the ranks,” Homan said. One of the things Rolle said he takes to heart is watching younger players working hard in practice, especially fellow linebackers and other defensive players. “I’m doing a great job at letting the guys know what they need to do to get better,” Rolle said. One of the young players Rolle spoke highly of was junior linebacker Etienne Sabino from Miami, Fla., who is competing for a starting position. “I look at him as a situation I was in, behind guys who were really good and really talented,” Rolle said of Sabino. “And now he’s in a role where he’s got to play because we don’t really have anybody more experienced than him.” Linebacker coach Luke Fickell has coached Rolle throughout his four seasons at OSU, and is proud of the growth Rolle has shown as a leader. “B-Rolle has shown a natural ability to do it, and he is an outgoing kid,” Fickell said. “That is kind of something that you try to push guys to do.”
The pathologist said Mr Buchanan-Browne died from multiple stab wounds to his head and neck from a small-bladed weapon, such as a penknife.His ankle was also broken and may have been stamped on.There were reports at the time that his laptop was open and his briefcase had been damaged.He had booked into the hotel on September 27th, 2014, and was seen having dinner with two women.CCTV later showed two women approaching his hotel bedroom on September 28, just minutes before he also went to his room.The women emerged about 40 minutes later and left the hotel by a rear entrance.A medical card was found in the room belonging to Diana Manu-Kesia, a woman he knew from an earlier visit to Sierra Leone and whom he had contacted to say he would be visiting Ghana.The Ghanaian police were confident she was one of the women who entered his apartment, but she has since returned to Sierra Leone.Interpol has issued an international warrant for her arrest in relation to the death. The other woman has not been identified.The coroner heard evidence from Detective Chief Inspector Nick Gossett, of Kent Police, who relayed the findings of the Ghanaian police.Mr Buchanan-Brown’s wife Binta Ishaku and daughter Amanda attended the inquest in Maidstone, but refused to comment.His LinkedIn account said he had worked in Africa for 34 years and had “substantial experience in temperate/tropical agriculture and rural development”.A student at the former Wye Agricltural College, he was a senior partner with organic fair-trade co-operative Africulture:Transfarming Africa. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The hotel room where Adrian Buchanan-Browne was found deadCredit:ALAMY A British businessman seen having dinner with two women in Ghana who later went to his bedroom was found stripped naked and stabbed to death.Belfast-born farming expert Adrian Buchanan-Browne’s legs were tied together and he was lying in a pool of blood when a cleaner found him in his apartment at the Paloma Hotel in Accra, the capital of Ghana.An agricultural consultant, father-of-two Mr Buchanan-Browne, 59, of Wye, near Canterbury, Kent, was in Africa on business for the Market Development Programme.Now Kent coroner Patricia Harding has decided that he was unlawfully killed after hearing that the results of a post mortem by Dr David Rouse after the body was flown back to the UK.
Liam McGrath has been called up to the Tipperary senior squadPic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne And that led to them appoint O’Shea, assistant manager Michael Ryan and coach Paudie O’Neill for another two years at the most recent county board meeting.As he runs the rule over an extended winter training squad, estimated to be in the region of 45 players, O’Shea will maintain a fluid, open-ended approach until well into the New Year.As well as retired goalkeeper Brendan Cummins, other players not part of the panel at the moment are 2012 All Star nominee Pa Bourke, Johnny Ryan, Brian O’Meara, Thomas Stapleton, John O’Keeffe and Donagh Maher.But some of these players could earn a recall, as a number of players may be ineligible for Tipperary during the Waterford Crystal Cup campaign, due to third-level commitments.16 players have been added to the extended Tipperary squad, namely: Michael Breen, Steven O’Brien (Ballina), James Logue (Ballingarry), Conor Kenny (Borrisoleigh), Tom Treacy (Cappawhite), David Collins (Drom & Inch), Cathal Barrett (Holycross/Ballycahill), Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens), Tadhg Gallagher (Kildangan), Niall O’Meara, Jack Peters (Kilruane MacDonaghs), Liam McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney), Paddy Murphy (Nenagh Éire Óg), Seamus Kennedy (St Mary’s, Clonmel), Denis Maher, Ronan Maher (Thurles Sarsfields).Some of Tipperary’s more experienced players, including 2010 All-Ireland winning captain Eoin Kelly, will not resume training until the New Year.– Originally published at 13.02McGeeney should have never been left leave Armagh, says McKeeverKieran McGeeney added to Armagh senior management team ARMAGH FOOTBALL SELECTOR Kieran McGeeney has accepted an invitation from Tipperary senior hurling manager Eamon O’Shea to join his backroom team for the 2014 campaign.Former Kildare boss McGeeney, who captained the Armagh footballers to All-Ireland glory in 2002, will therefore adopt a dual intercounty mandate next year, as he is already on board in his native county alongside manager Paul Grimley.It is understood that O’Shea will ask McGeeney to work on the mental aspects of preparation with the Tipperary senior hurlers.O’Shea is a keen admirer of McGeeney’s work and a motivational speech by the Mullaghbawn native was used on a mental skills DVD distributed to the Tipperary players last season.Naturally, the vast majority of McGeeney’s time will be spent in Armagh but the three-time All Star will also provide an ear for O’Shea, his management team and the Tipperary players over the coming months.The acquisition of McGeeney is another major coup for O’Shea, who recently enlisted former Olympic sprinter Gary Ryan as physical trainer.Tipperary county board officials are also anxious to ensure a degree of continuity as a number of exciting young players are bedded into the senior squad.
Google has today released what has to be one of its most memorable Google Doodles in celebration of what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday.Born on this day in 1946, Mercury was a singer, songwriter, and lead vocalist of Queen, a rock band sure to be remembered for as long as there is music to listen to. Hits included Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now, and We Are the Champions among many, many more.Although British, Mercury spent the first 15 or so years of his life growing up in India after being born in Zanzibar. He learned to play the piano at 7, formed his first band called The Hectics at 12, and then at 17 he moved to England with his family where he studied art. The art skills he gained ultimately helped him design the crest/logo for Queen.After being a part of several bands that never really saw success he formed Queen with Brian May and Roger Taylor, signalling the start of Mercury’s real musical success story and what has ultimately made him one of the most memorable and loved musicians of all time.Unfortunately, Freddie Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS in the late 80s and his last on-camera appearance was in May, 1991 for the music video These are the Days of Our Lives. From June to November of that year his health deteriorated until he started refusing his medication and died on November 24 at the age of 45.Google’s Doodle celebrating the date is an animated journey through his musical career. It’s both an uplifting and well thought out piece that sees Mercury riding on the back of a tiger, driving a racing car through the universe, and portrayed as the King (Queen?) of rock.As well as a doodle, Google also asked Brian May to do a guest post about Mercury on the Official Google Blog. It’s well worth a read for Queen and Mercury fans alike.Thanks to Wikipedia for the background information
A 30-year-old woman and 33-year-old man charged with taking part in anti-state terrorist group Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei have been acquitted.The pair, who had been serving 13-year prison sentences for their alleged involvement in the far-left group, faced a five-member appeals court, with a resulting unanimous decision in their favour.Despite a prosecutor highlighting that the DNA results were reliable based on international protocol, the court did not maintain the guilty verdict.A group of people were gathered outside the court, and broke out in celebrations once the verdict was heard.The news has received much attention, with the outcome receiving praise from the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras himself via his official Twitter account.“Today a great injustice against two young people was overturned. Democracy and the rule of law breathed freely,” he tweeted. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Soixante-quatre dauphins s’échouent sur la côte aquitaineL’Observatoire Pelagis de l’Université de la Rochelle a annoncé que soixante-quatre dauphins ont été retrouvés sur la côte aquitaine. Les mammifères auraient été victimes d’une capture accidentelle par un engin de pêche. Alors que des dizaines de dauphins viennent tout juste de s’échouer en Nouvelle-Zélande et dans le nord-est des Etats-Unis, c’est un nouveau drame que vient d’annoncer l’Observatoire Pelagis de l’Université de la Rochelle. Celui-ci vient en effet d’indiquer que soixante-quatre dauphins s’étaient échoués sur la côte aquitaine au cours de la semaine passée. “Deux tiers des animaux examinés par le Réseau National Echouage sont des dauphins communs, un tiers des marsouins et leur mort semble remonter à 10 à 20 jours”, a expliqué à l’AFP Willy Dabin de l’Observatoire PELAGIS. D’après les informations fournies, les dauphins auraient été poussés sur les côtes par le vent d’ouest. Mais contrairement aux échouages classiques, les spécialistes auraient ici bien identifié la cause du drame : les dauphins auraient été victimes d’une capture accidentelle par un engin de pêche. Si M. Dabin estime que le phénomène “n’est pas pour le moment d’une forte intensité”, il n’est pas étonnant pour lui que ces espèces se soient retrouvées dans les engins de pêche industriels, remontant du golfe de Gascogne vers le Nord. En effet, ces bateaux sont à la recherche de bars, des poissons qui se nourrissent de la même chose que les dauphins. L’affaire met ainsi en évidence le problème posé par la technique du “chasse pélagique en boeuf”. Au cours de celle-ci, le filet est tracté par deux bateaux avançant parallèlement et saisit ainsi tout ce qui nage sur 90 mètres de large et 75 mètres de haut. “Pour autant, nous ne disons pas haro sur les pêcheurs”, a relevé le spécialiste de l’observatoire dans la mesure où les captures accidentelles sont un problème “aussi pour les pêcheurs, éthiquement et techniquement”, car les gros animaux détruisent les filets ou les engins des pêcheurs. Une collaboration difficile avec les pêcheurs À lire aussiDes dauphins surpris en train de faire du ”toboggan” sur des baleines au large d’HawaïSelon lui, il faut donc plutôt “aider à améliorer leurs outils et bien connaître dans quelles conditions se font les captures accidentelles, pour les limiter” bien que pour l’instant “les tentatives de modifications ou d’ajout technologique sur les engins (n’aient) pas donné lieu à des évolutions probantes”. Par ailleurs, Wily Dabin a évoqué la difficulté de coopération avec les professionnels qui reste “globalement moyenne”. Notamment, les pêcheurs n’apprécient pas vraiment que des observateurs essaient d’embarquer avec eux, craignant qu’on “n’essaie de les empêcher de travailler”.Mais “nous cherchons seulement à nous rapprocher d’eux afin de comprendre ces phénomènes et de trouver ensemble des solutions adaptées”, a souligné le membre de l’observatoire. Le 27 janvier 2012 à 19:24 • Maxime Lambert
Did you check porn sites during the World Cup matches? You probably contributed to this data that revealed how traffic soared and dropped in adult video sites when the 2018 World Cup was on.New data shows that traffic to porn hub sites dropped during the 2018 World Cup matches in Russia.Apparently, it dropped even more when fans tuned in to watch the final match that gave France their second World Cup victory. France and Croatia were more pronounced as it dropped to 68 per cent.Traffic in Croatia dipped by 46 per cent while France’s 24 per cent. Throughout the match duration, Croatia’s traffic remained low, declining as much as 68 per cent in the first hour, however, it recovered in the second hour of the match, Daily Mail reports.Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…In France, traffic continued to decrease throughout the entire match, suggesting that fans in France remained focused in securing victory while upon the conclusion blowing of the final whistle, traffic recovered quickly in Croatia, soaring at about seven per cent above average traffic but remained low even hours later after the match in France.Around the globe, traffic also reduced by approximately 12 per cent during the matches before it recovered and at about four per cent above average shortly after its conclusion.
The Alaska Division of Agriculture is seeking applicants for a federal grant program targeting specialty crops around the state.Alaskans can receive grants of up to $60,000 for projects that “enhance the competitiveness of Alaska Grown specialty crops, sustain farmers’ livelihoods, and strengthen local communities,” according to a statement from the division.“We’re looking to connect with producers,” said Lyssa Frohling, a Division of Agriculture grant coordinator. “We’re looking to connect with nonprofits, schools, basically any business that can demonstrate a project that will benefit Alaska farmers and producers and specifically the specialty crop producers.”What’s a specialty crop? They can include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and even horticulture, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Frohling said past Alaska grant recipients have included a wide range of projects.“There’s a rhubarb variety trial project going down in Southeast Alaska; we also funded a peony project that’s studying a lot of storage — like cold storage of peony crops — and then also dealing with thrips, which is a big pest that peony producers are trying to deal with in Alaska,” Frohling said.The state is planning to hold an informational teleconference for potential applicants on Jan 16 from 10-11 a.m. and Jan. 23 from 2-3 p.m. The deadline to submit a letter of intent for the grant is Feb. 11, and the final deadline is March 25. Click here for teleconference and application details.
Kakinada: East Godavari Collector D Muralidhar Reddy directed the officials to concentrate on social welfare hostels in mining prone areas in the district by utilising the district mineral fund for providing infrastructure facilities. Reviewing the progress of various works taken up by utilising the District Mineral Fund (DMF) at the Collectorate on Thursday, the Collector said that Rs 31 crore funds available under DMF in the district and 62 works were sanctioned for provision of medical, health and infrastructural facilities in mines affected areas. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Of which 35 works completed and 24 works were at various stages of progress, he said. In this connection, the Collector directed the officials to inspect the works personally and upload the details of progress of these in website. With regard to improvement of social welfare hostels in the district, he said each district officer of various departments will be entrusted with the responsibility to adopt hostels and major contractors who had taken up departmental works in the district will also be asked to take up infrastructure requirements in the hostels. He also suggested them to ensure provision of drinking water and toilets in the schools and compound walls.
.A bill titled ‘Sheikh Hasina University Bill-2017’ was placed in parliament on Tuesday for establishing a higher seat of education and research in Netrakona district, reports UNB.Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid placed the bill and it was sent to the respective parliamentary standing committee for further scrutiny. The committee was asked to submit its report within 45 days.According to the proposed bill, the establishment of the university will improve the education, research, training and extension of different topics at graduate and post-graduate and different tiers of higher education.
Next week:An update on some of the businesses adversely impacted by the April uprising. Possible Hate Crime in Baltimore County Resolved?For several days in August a Black woman named Tee Jackson and her family, who reside in the Rosedale community of Baltimore County, were harassed and threatened by a Confederate flag wielding 18-year old White male named Michael Brandon Herold and his father, 47-year old Harry Anthony Herold.In wake of the tragic murders in Charleston, South Carolina of, “the Charleston Nine,” in June at the hand of Dylann Roof, another young White male obsessed with the Confederacy, among other things, the threats of the Herolds were taken very seriously by Jackson and her family.Yet, when she initially reached out to all four of the local Baltimore television news outlets (2, 11, 13 and 45), they declined to send news crews to investigate the story.It wasn’t until after Tee Jackson and her daughter Shandre Stephens appeared on First Edition to tell their story, (August 18) that the television news outlets showed up at their house to report on their plight the next day.Subsequently, a violent altercation took place between Michael Brandon Herold, who declared he would, “kill those f-ing niggers,” and neighbors of the Jacksons.Ultimately, Harry Anthony Herold was arrested (August 26) by Baltimore County Police on three separate arrest warrants (including first degree assault and witness intimidation) and is being held without bail. His son, Michael Brandon Herold was also arrested (August 27) on a bail revocation warrant and is also currently being held without bail. Sean YoesMaryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently laid out what he called a “distillation” of current laws prohibiting racial profiling in law enforcement, viewed by some as a positive step in the effort to reform law enforcement.During an interview on August 26 on First Edition, which airs on WEAA 88.9 in Baltimore, Frosh was pressed further on the new guidelines.Asked about the state’s capacity to enforce racial profiling complaints Frosh said, “We don’t have the ability to enforce them.”As for the the function of the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Division Frosh said, “We don’t have the direct authority to bring civil rights litigation…we don’t have the authority to go out and sue people for violating the civil rights of other people.”The case of Teleta Dashiell, a Black woman who lives in Somerset County, Maryland raises questions about police accountability, alleged misconduct and racial sensitivity in Maryland law enforcement. In 2009, Dashiell was sought for her testimony in a case being investigated by John Maiello, a White Maryland State Police Sgt. During a subsequent phone conversation between Dashiell and Maiello, the state trooper was recorded saying to another person (after he believed he had hung up the phone with Dashiell) referring to her as a, “God-danged nigger.”Although the American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of Dashiell, sued the Maryland State Police and the case went before the Maryland Court of Appeals earlier this year, the attorney general, who took office this January, was unaware of the Dashiell case, and seemed flabbergasted by the comments of the state trooper. “Oh my God…this was a state police officer?” Frosh asked.Attorney General Frosh was also unfamiliar with the case of Kelvin Sewell, a former homicide detective with the Baltimore City Police Department, who was hired as the first Black police chief of Pocomoke City, Maryland located on the state’s southern Eastern Shore in 2010.Despite presiding over historic drops in crime in the city of about 4,000 — with a racial composition roughly half Black and half White — Sewell was fired allegedly for “incompetence” by Pocomoke City Mayor Bruce Morrison this past June.Sewell’s firing, which most of the city’s Black residents and some of its White residents believe is racially motivated, has triggered — or unearthed — a deep fissure in this town almost entirely along racial lines. Former Chief Sewell’s firing is being investigated by the United States Department of Justice.The Sewell scenario has also precipitated several alleged incidents of political misconduct. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland filed two complaints against Pocomoke City officials for violations of the Maryland Open Meetings Act alleging, “secret meetings,” which excluded Diane Downing, Pocomoke City’s only elected Black official, and led to Sewell’s firing.The ACLU complaints were directed specifically to the Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board, which is advised by the Attorney General’s office.