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Liverpool ‘He produces magical things’ – Henderson thrilled with Coutinho’s impact Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 04:31 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) GEOFF CADDICK Liverpool Philippe Coutinho Leicester City v Liverpool Leicester City Premier League The Brazilian netted in a fine display against Leicester City, drawing praise from his club’s captain Jordan Henderson hailed the “brilliant” Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian played a starring in role in Liverpool’s thrilling 3-2 Premier League win at Leicester City.Coutinho set up Mohamed Salah for the opener and then scored a stunning free-kick, his first goal for the Reds since they snubbed Barcelona’s advances for the forward in the transfer window.Liverpool 20/1 to win Premier League Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing And Liverpool captain Henderson – whose side held off a Foxes fightback as Jamie Vardy had a late penalty saved – believes the 25-year-old showed why it was so vital to retain his services.”He’s a fantastic player, he produces magical things at crucial times in the game,” Henderson told BT Sport . “You see that [in this game].”He was brilliant in midweek and he’s been brilliant since he has come back in. Hopefully he can keep going for the rest of this season.”Henderson acknowledged there is still room for improvement for Liverpool, who ended a four-match winless run in all competitions.”We dug in right until the end, showed great character to see the game out,” he said. “I think we can do better, but it is still an improvement.”I felt like we defended well for the majority of the game – obviously Simon [Mignolet] made a brilliant save from the penalty.That winning feeling pic.twitter.com/lNuWfxiwRu — Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 23, 2017 “We played some brilliant stuff, especially in the first half, and we were two goals up, which we deserved. Overall, we’ll be delighted with the result in the end as well as the performance.”Simon Mignolet conceded and then saved Vardy’s spot-kick, but he was more concerned with the team’s fortunes than his personal achievements.”The main thing is that we win the game. Sometimes even when you save a penalty, it doesn’t happen,” he said. “The most important thing is that the lads fought well.”They deserved three points and that’s the most important thing.”He added, when asked of his excellent penalty record: “I count points. That’s far more important. The team is always the important one.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Transfers I told Rafa that Barry couldn’t replace Alonso at Liverpool – Gerrard Goal Last updated 2 years ago 22:37 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(8) Getty Transfers Liverpool Leicester City v Liverpool Leicester City Premier League The club icon has revealed that the England midfielder was initially earmarked as the replacement to the Spain great Steven Gerrard has revealed that he had to talk former Liverpool manager out of signing Gareth Barry for the Anfield side.Alonso departed the club in 2009, when he moved to Real Madrid after five years on Merseyside, but Gerrard believes that more should have been done to keep the Spaniard, who retired in the summer after a three-year stint with Bayern Munich.Liverpool 7/1 to beat Spartak 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing He was a vital player with the Reds in the heart of the midfield alongside Gerrard, and the club icon says that Barry, who was then with Aston Villa, was originally earmarked as his replacement.“He wanted to move Xabi on and bring in Gareth,” Gerrard told BT Sport. “Now, for me that wasn’t the right move, although I’m a big fan of Gareth Barry.“I’d rather have him in to play alongside Xabi because I think they could have worked together.“I don’t think it was the right move from a Liverpool point of view to replace Xabi with Gareth. The fans love Xabi, he’s a world-class player, and for me, Rafa should have been doing everything to keep him and not have him move on.”Alberto Aquilani was eventually named as the successor to Alonso, though the Italian managed only 18 Premier League appearances in his one year at Anfield.Barry, meanwhile, went to Manchester City that summer before a spell at Everton. He is now with West Brom. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Share on Twitter Reuse this content Foles embraced his role from the start and wanted to return to the Eagles this season instead of seeking a starting opportunity elsewhere.“The greatest thing for me is that (quarterback) room has no egos,” Pederson said. “Nick all along has understood that this is Carson’s football team. We owe a lot of gratitude to Nick Foles for what he’s done and how he’s led this team. He’s very supportive.”Wentz, the No 2 overall pick in 2016, finished third in NFL MVP voting in his second year. Pederson doesn’t expect him to pick up where he left off immediately.“It’s going to take some time to get in the rhythm and flow of the game,” Pederson said. “The speed of the game is different than practice. He will be totally prepared. He comes early, stays late, asks a lot of questions, he has a lot of ideas. He’ll be ready mentally.”After starting 16 games as a rookie, Wentz set a single-season franchise record with 33 touchdown passes last season against only seven interceptions. The final one came a few plays after he suffered his injury.The Eagles (1-1) lost 27-21 at Tampa Bay (2-0) on Sunday.Wide receiver Mike Wallace broke his fibula in the first quarter and will miss several weeks.Wentz probably won’t have top receiver Alshon Jeffery, either. He’s been sidelined since having offseason shoulder surgery and Pederson said Jeffery is week to week.“Carson’s not Superman. It’s going to take the 10 other guys around him to do their job as well,” Pederson said. NFL Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Topics Share on Messenger Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles)Carson Wentz has been medically cleared and will start Sunday, as Head Coach Doug Pederson will announce during his press conference.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/tT0wz5aevNSeptember 17, 2018 Share on WhatsApp US sports Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.“I was impressed with how well he attacked his rehab throughout the offseason,” coach Doug Pederson said Monday. “He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do and he’s ready to go.”Wentz tore his left ACL and LCL on 10 December 2017 in a game against the Los Angeles Rams and had surgery three days later. Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 and was Super Bowl MVP in the 41-33 victory over New England. Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here…
Transfers Malcom exit expected as Poyet hails ‘special’ Arsenal & Tottenham target Chris Burton 21:33 2/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur Bordeaux Ligue 1 Premier League Bordeaux’s Brazilian forward was heavily linked with a move to England during the winter window and his manager concedes that he will soon be leaving Arsenal and Tottenham have seen the transfer path cleared in their ongoing pursuit of Malcom, with Bordeaux boss Gustavo Poyet confirming that the Brazilian is likely to leave in the near future.The highly-rated 20-year-old became a much sought-after asset during the winter transfer window, with two north London rivals marking him out as a top target.AdChoices广告Bordeaux were able to see off that interest, but the youngster has conceded that he was open to a move and revealed that he expects a summer agreement to be pushed through. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Poyet appears resigned to that happening, with the former Chelsea midfielder acknowledging that his side need to brace themselves for the imminent departure of a “special” talent.He told Marca: “He is a special player who can win matches on his own.“He is often double-marked because his talent is that special, and in January we were nervous because we almost lost him to the Premier League.“We must prepare for this because sooner or later he will leave.”Malcom had netted seven times for Bordeaux before the January window opened, with those efforts bringing him to the attention of sides elsewhere.He has managed just one goal since the turn of the year, but others have been doing the business for the Ligue 1 outfit.A 1-0 defeat to Marseille on Sunday brought a run of four successive victories to an end for Bordeaux, with Poyet pleased with the start he has made in the hot-seat since being handed the reins on January 20.He added: “I’ve had a dream start, you always want to make an impact, especially when you take over a team where things aren’t going well.“Winning three successive matches goes some way to making an impact, it does a lot to convince people.”
More students will be better prepared for careers in Nova Scotia with the expansion of a successful high school program. Options and Opportunities, which gives students on-the-job experience while they are still in school, will be extended to Grade 11 and eight more schools this year. Education Minister Karen Casey made the announcement today, May 17, at an event for teachers and administrators in the Options and Opportunities (O2) program. “This program is the most significant change in our high schools in 30 years,” said Ms. Casey. “We know that most jobs require post-secondary education. The strength of this program is that it connects students to employers early on so they see how their schoolwork leads to a job in Nova Scotia.” The program is designed to better prepare students for the labour market and help them make more-informed career choices. It focuses on career development and matches students with qualified employers to give them opportunities to gain experience in a real workplace. Students also have a direct pathway to post-secondary education through the Nova Scotia Community College. The community college has established a framework to admit O2 graduates to its programs. This year, the O2 program was offered to almost 400 Grade 10 students in 27 schools across the province. In the 2007-08 provincial budget, the province announced it would invest an additional $1.5-million to expand the program to grade 11 in all 27 schools currently offering it. It will also expand to eight more schools in the province: Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School, Dartmouth High School, East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy, Glace Bay High School, Lockeport Regional High School, Millwood High School, North Colchester High School and West Kings District High School. According to teachers, students and parents, the program has been a tremendous success. “Teachers are telling us they’re seeing significant improvements in student grades, attendance and discipline,” said Peter Smith, a consultant at the Department of Education who visited O2 schools across the province. “Parents say their relationships with their children are better and students themselves have more self-esteem and self-confidence.” Samantha Hodgson, a 15-year-old Grade 10 student in a Halifax Regional Municipality high school, is one of those students. “I feel more motivated and interested in school,” said Ms. Hodgson. “My marks have gone way up, and I really like getting experience in, and out of, the classroom. I know I’ll have a lot of choices and options when I graduate.” The program has also been well received by the business community and its success relies on the support of employers. This year, more than 200 employers supported O2 students through work placements, and that number will grow with the expansion of the program. In June 2006, the department launched the Invest in Youth initiative to encourage employers to get involved. To date, more than 3,000 employers joined a database that schools can access to identify opportunities for students. Tim O’Regan, general manager of O’Regan’s South Shore, Toyota, Hyundai and Subaru, got involved in the O2 program this year. Mr. O’Regan hosted three students from three local schools for work placements. “We got involved in this program to educate youth in our community about the automotive technical trade and to introduce them to our business,” said Mr. O’Regan. “There are a lot of misconceptions about this trade and we want youth to know thatthis is a viable way to earn a good living in a good working environment. This will ultimately help us continue to run a successful business.” Ms. Hodgson and Mr. O’Regan shared their perspectives at an event for O2 teachers and administrators to showcase experiences and successes in the program. “All of the teachers and principals involved with the program should be congratulated,” said Ms. Casey. “They are helping to ensure that students who may otherwise have been lost in the system, are ready and able to seize the many opportunities Nova Scotia has to offer.”
Des élections municipales sont prévues en octobre, et le gouvernement provincial appuie les Néo-Écossais qui veulent s’engager en offrant des ateliers qui auront lieu au printemps à l’échelle de la province. Les ateliers porteront sur des sujets d’intérêt pour les électeurs et les candidats possibles aux élections municipales. « Les fonctions publiques ont leurs défis et leurs récompenses, a dit John MacDonell, ministre de Services Nouvelle-Écosse et Relations avec les municipalités. Lorsque les gens s’engagent activement dans le gouvernement municipal, les municipalités bénéficient de leur dévouement et de leur expérience, et les gens sont satisfaits car ils font de nos communautés de meilleurs endroits où vivre. » Les dates et les emplacements des ateliers gratuits seront affichés au www.ns-municipal-elections.ca/fr lorsqu’ils seront disponibles. « Si vous ne souhaitez pas vous porter candidat, vous pouvez tout de même faire connaître votre opinion au gouvernement sur des questions importantes en vous inscrivant au Forum de consultation en ligne de la Nouvelle-Écosse à l’adresse www.forumns.ca, a dit M. MacDonell. Ce forum aide le gouvernement à mieux comprendre le point de vue et les besoins des gens par des sondages envoyés aux membres du forum en ligne. » L’Association des municipalités de la Nouvelle-Écosse, en collaboration avec le gouvernement provincial, organisera également cinq sessions sur les campagnes municipales à l’intention des femmes afin de les encourager à se porter candidates aux élections municipales. « Les femmes représentent plus de 50 % de la population de la Nouvelle-Écosse, mais seulement 21 % de nos conseils municipaux, a dit Jimmy MacAlpine, président de l’Association des municipalités de la Nouvelle-Écosse et sous-préfet du District de Digby. Il faut que ça change. Offrir ces sessions à l’intention des femmes est une façon d’atteindre cet objectif. » Le but des ateliers qui seront offerts au printemps est d’encourager un plus grand nombre de gens à se porter candidats aux élections municipales, et d’augmenter la participation électorale, qui était en moyenne de 40 % lors de la dernière élection. Un grand nombre d’élections par acclamation ont eu lieu dans la province. « Nous souhaitons créer des citoyens informés et engagés, et encourager les gens à se porter candidat aux élections ou à devenir membre de comités du conseil, a dit Jack Novack, professeur d’éducation permanente à l’Université Dalhousie. Ces ateliers seront utiles et intéressants pour les gens qui considèrent se porter candidats, qui travaillent sur une campagne électorale, qui s’engagent davantage dans leur communauté ou qui souhaitent simplement en apprendre plus au sujet des gouvernements municipaux. Pour obtenir plus d’information ou pour vous inscrire aux ateliers, consultez le www.ns-municipal-elections.ca/fr.
Funding was announced today, Feb. 3, to support safety and security for seniors and create opportunities so they can become more engaged in their communities. Cape Breton Centre MLA David Wilton, on behalf of Leo Glavine, Minister of Seniors, announced a Senior Safety Grant for the Association for Safer Cape Breton Communities. “Older adults live unique and vibrant lives,” said Mr. Wilton. “They can benefit from programs and services that are tailored to meet their needs rather than a one-size fits all approach.” The association is receiving a $20,000 grant to support education sessions, encourage independence and promote crime prevention. “Positive aging encompasses a holistic approach to life – safety, social involvement, physical, financial and emotional wellness, independence and a sense of community,” said Wilma Menzies, coordinator, Senior Safety Program. “We offer education, navigation and support to lessen fears and empower seniors.” Support from government helps improve accessibility for seniors to inclusive programs.
New Delhi: India’s industrial production growth slipped to a four-month low of 2 per cent in June, mainly due to poor performance of mining and manufacturing sectors, according to government data released on Friday. Factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), had expanded by 7 per cent in June 2018. The previous low in IIP growth was in February 2019, when it had inched up 0.2 per cent. Thereafter, IIP grew at 2.7 per cent in March, 4.3 per cent in April and 4.6 per cent in May this year. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAccording to data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, industrial output grew at 3.6 per cent in April-June quarter this fiscal, down from 5.1 per cent growth a year ago. There was a slowdown in the manufacturing sector, which grew at 1.2 per cent in June 2019 as compared to 6.9 per cent a year ago. Capital goods segment, which is a barometer of investment, saw a contraction of 6.5 per cent in June compared to 9.7 per cent growth a year ago. Mining growth dropped to 1.6 per cent in June from 6.5 per cent in the corresponding month of the last fiscal. The expansion in power generation sector stood at 8.2 per cent, compared to 8.5 per cent earlier. As per use-based classification, primary goods segment grew 0.5 per cent, intermediate goods 12.4 per cent and infrastructure/construction goods (-) 1.8 per cent in June 2019. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostConsumer durables and non-durables recorded growth of (-) 5.5 per cent and 7.8 per cent, respectively. In terms of industries, 8 out of 23 industry groups in the manufacturing sector have shown positive growth during June as compared to the same month a year ago. The industry group ‘Manufacture of basic metals’ showed the highest growth of 17.7 per cent, followed by 16.5 per cent in food products and 10.3 per cent in tobacco products. On the other hand, the industry group Manufacture of paper and paper products’ witnessed the highest negative growth of (-) 19.9 per cent, followed by (-) 14.3 per cent in ‘Manufacture of furniture’ and (-) 13.9 per cent in ‘Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers’.
Senator Lillian Dyck says the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples is waiting for Bill C-262 so that it can move the bill along with the hope it will be passed into law before the senate rises in June.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsThe chair of the Senate Aboriginal Affairs committee says the sooner Bill C-262 gets through its second reading in the upper chamber, the better.On Wednesday Senator Lillian Dyck told APTN News that the committee she leads is working ahead of schedule on other matters in order to free up time to deal with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.But a coalition of Indigenous and human rights groups are calling out Conservative senators for using “partisan stalling tactics” to prevent the bill from getting to committee in time for it to reach royal ascent before the Senate rises in June.If that happened, years of work by Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash, Indigenous leaders and politicians would be lost in their efforts to align Canada’s laws with the globally recognized minimum human rights standards for Indigenous Peoples.On Tuesday evening Conservative Senator Larry Smith introduced a motion to adjourn debate just as senators were set to begin their eleventh sitting related to the bill.That motion was voted down by Liberal and Independent Senators Group (ISG) senators.Conservative Senator Donald Plett then used senate rules to delay any further debate in the chamber until they sit again.Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, which is a member of the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, says the move is “a shameful moment for Canada,” and that it’s “profoundly troubling that a crucial opportunity to now move ahead with the urgent work of reconciliation could be jeopardized by Conservative Senators resorting to procedural dirty tricks.”Plett says there’s no point in referring the bill to the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples at present because that committee already has its hands full with two government bills, C-91 and C-92 — the child welfare and Indigenous languages legislation — which take precedent over private members’ bills.“Until the committee has time to study it, then let’s keep it in the chamber so that if there are senators that want to speak to it, then they can speak to it,” Plett says.But Dyck, who was among the senators that opposed Smith’s motion Tuesday, says her committee wants C-262 as soon as possible so that it can begin to plan and schedule witnesses.“It would be very helpful to actually have it referred to us so that the steering committee could discuss it and see how we can fit it in,” she says.Dyck says that with C-91 and C-92 still in the House of Commons, “there may be a possibility that there’s a period of time when we’re finished with [those bills’] pre-studies and we still don’t have the bills in the Senate yet — so that would free up committee time” to study C-262.“But until we actually get Bill 262 we will not actually discuss how we’re going to handle that, we won’t set up a witness list and plan when we will have people come, because we don’t have it yet,” she explains.Wendy Moss, an Indigenous rights advocate, policy advisor and member of the coalition, says Tuesday’s efforts by Smith and Plett to adjourn the debate on C-262 isn’t the first time Conservatives have hampered progress on UNDRIP.She said Conservative opposition to the declaration in Parliament goes back to the Harper Government’s vote against C-262’s predecessor, also a private members’ bill from Saganash, to implement UNDRIP in Canada.This time, with C-262, the Liberals, NDP, Bloc Quebecois and Green Party have all supported the bill in the House of Commons.“The only party that voted against it was the Conservatives, two of whose members gave each other a high five for voting against it,” Moss recalls, describing the June 2018 vote when Alberta MP Dane Lloyd and Saskatchewan MP Rosemarie Falk high-fived as they stood to oppose the bill.Lloyd and Falk later denied their high-five had anything to do with their opposition to the bill.But with widespread support outside the Conservative caucuses, advocates of the bill say there’s a lot of progress on Indigenous and human rights to be lost if the bill doesn’t get to committee and back to senate for a third reading so that it can receive royal ascent by June.“After more than two decades of deliberation in the United Nations, and more than a decade of political debate in Canada, the opportunity to finally move ahead with concrete, meaningful implementation of the U.N. Declaration must not be squandered by unprincipled stalling tactics,” Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a former Commissioner with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and former Progressive Conservative MP, says in the coalition letter published Wednesday.If passed, the legislation would require Canada, in consultation with Indigenous Peoples, to “take all measures necessary to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with” the U.N. declaration.Much of the debate on C-262 has centred around the principle of free, prior and informed consent, with some elected officials expressing concern Indigenous peoples might have stronger legal footing to oppose resource development, which some have argued could hurt Canada’s economy.But Senator Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and C-262’s sponsor in the senate, says those fears are misguided.“The U.N. Declaration really only says to the government of Canada: do an analysis of your legislation so that you can determine what you need to do when you start to implement the bill in terms of changing laws that are now in place,” he explains.“What we said, and what the bill said when MP Romeo Saganash introduced it, was it’s time to do that analysis.”The TRC calls to action also compel the federal, provincial and municipal governments to implement UNDRIP as the framework for reconciliation.Over the past year many Indigenous leaders and groups have called for the passing of C-262 ahead of the Liberals’ touted child welfare and Indigenous languages legislation, and ahead of its now halted Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework legislation.They believe once Canadian law is aligned with UNDRIP, future policy and legislative changes would have to meet the minimum standards of Indigenous rights laid out in the declaration.Dyck won’t say whether she believes the Conservatives are deliberately stalling the bill.“I don’t know what people’s motives are,” she says. “All I will say is that it would be helpful to have the bill referred to us sooner rather than later.”Sinclair also stops short of pointing his finger, but says “there’s been a lack of willingness to move.”Plett says there are a number of senators who still want to speak to the bill.“It is unwise to suggest that the legislation should be pushed through parliament without allowing parliamentarians the opportunity to carefully consider and speak about the legislation and its impacts,” he says.But Sinclair says of the estimated 17 senators who have spoken on C-262 since its first senate reading in May 2018, “to the best of my recollection only two of them have been Conservatives.”Addressing questions around C-262’s constitutionality, Sinclair also says there is a difference between the bill’s wording, on one hand, and “passing UNDRIP into law” on the other.He says the bill doesn’t force provinces, territories or municipalities to do anything, though he believes they should start analyzing their own policies and laws.“It’s only with regard to federal legislation this bill is going to have that impact,” he says.“You can’t pass a bill that declared the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is the law of the land, because it crosses over too many levels of jurisdiction,” Sinclair continues. “And you cannot in a federal law unilaterally take away rights under a provincial law. That’s why there needs to be a lot of work done with a lot of jurisdictions.”To those who believe C-262 would give Indigenous peoples a “veto” over resource development on their lands, Sinclair offers an analogy.“If you were to go to somebody and say, ‘I want you to get into a fight with me,’ and I decline to get into a fight with you — that doesn’t mean that I’m stopping your right to go and fight somebody else. If you can find somebody else who’s prepared to enter into a boxing match with you, then go ahead and do it. But I’m not the one who’s going to do it,” he says.“In the same way, if you have somebody who owns a piece of land and you come to them and say, ‘I want to buy your land,’ or, ‘I want to take your land,’ I can say, ‘No you can’t.’ But that doesn’t mean that you’re stopped from taking somebody else’s land or going and buying somebody else’s land.“If you want to cross Indigenous territory, and you come to them and say, ‘We want to cross your territory with this pipeline,’ and they say, ‘We don’t want you to’ — that doesn’t mean they’re stopping your pipeline. It means you have to figure out a different way to build that pipeline, skirting that land.“And so it’s not a veto at all, and people who are saying that are quite frankly lying to the public.”In their letter Wednesday the coalition called on Conservative leader Andrew Scheer to “to ensure that Conservative Senators abandon these unprincipled stalling tactics so that consideration of Bill C-262 can proceed.”Scheer did not respond to APTN’s request for comment by the time of publication.On Wednesday the House of Commons backed a motion from NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calling on the Senate to pass C-262 “into law at the earliest opportunity”.firstname.lastname@example.org@aptnnews
President Maithripala Sirisena says the United National Party (UNP) is not being led by the party leader.Speaking at an event today, the President said that this year is an election year and a new Government is expected to be appointed. The President’s media unit quoted the President as saying that the country needs a people friendly government. He said this while speaking at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna held in Colombo today. He said the country must be freed from the huge debts.Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thero, opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksha and leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, Dinesh Gunawardhana also attended the event. (Colombo Gazette)
Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 10, 2014 3:47 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,308.00 down 127.58 points):Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up three cents, or 0.40 per cent, to $7.58 on 33 million shares. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G)(Miner. Down $1.00, or 3.59 per cent, to $26.84 on 4.7 million shares) increased its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp. to $3.6 billion in stock and cash on Thursday in an attempt to topple a rival deal reached last week by Osisko. Goldcorp’s new bid for Osisko and its flagship Canadian Malartic gold mine in Quebec is up against a friendly offer involving Yamana Gold and two of Canada’s largest pension funds that valued Montreal-based Osisko at about $3.4 billion.Alterra Power Corp. (TSX:AXY). Unchanged at 30 cents on 21.8 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 16 cents, 1.67 per cent, to $9.44 on 7.3 million shares.Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd. (TSX:PBG). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 7.69 per cent, to 42 cents on 6.6 million shares.Crew Energy Inc. (TSX:CR). Oil and gas. Up $1.57, or 15.73 per cent, to $11.55 on 6.3 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Up two cents, or 0.38 per cent, to $5.29 on 6 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (993.56 down 9.81 points):Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSXV:SL). Biotechnology. Up 0.5 cents, or 7.69 per cent, to seven cents on 8.4 million shares.Spartan Energy Corp. (TSX:SPE). Oil and gas. Up 18 cents, or 4.93 per cent, to $3.83 on 6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA). Communication services. Up $2.80, or 4.83 per cent, to $60.80 on 236,868 shares. Despite fierce competition for TV customers, Cogeco Cable will keep its focus on service over price cuts to keep its customers, said CEO Louis Audet.The company, which operates in parts of Ontario and Quebec, prefers to compete by adjusting customers’ packages to their needs, Audet said Thursday, the day after Cogeco Cable and parent Company Cogeco Inc. reporter higher quarterly profits.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B). Entertainment. Down one cent, or 0.04 per cent, to $23.98 on 249,304 shares. The company says its net income attributable to shareholders was $6.1 million in its second quarter or seven cents per share, compared with $5.9 million and seven cents EPS in the same quarter last year. Revenues were up 11 per cent to $191.4 million in the quarter from $172.6 million in the second quarter of 2013National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA). Bank. Down 50 cents, or 1.09 per cent, to $45.23 on 764,436 shares. CEO Louis Vachon says Quebec’s new Liberal government must focus on restoring confidence and raising the province’s economic growth to the Canadian average. Vachon made the comments to shareholders at the Montreal-based bank’s first annual meeting held in Western Canada and the second to be held outside of Quebec.Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B). Communication services. Up 14 cents, or 0.53 per cent, to $26.58 on 987,060 shares. The cable and media giant posted higher net income of $222 million in the second quarter, as it benefited from the sale of two French-language channels. The earnings, which amounted to 46 cents per share for the three month period ended Feb. 28, compared with net income of $182 million, or 38 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.
CALGARY – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. posted third-quarter earnings Thursday that beat expectations and laid out plans to increase production by 11 per cent next year, despite an uncertain outlook for oil prices.Adjusted for one-time items, earnings amounted to 89 cents per share, well ahead of the 75 cents per share analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected.Net income was $1.04 billion, or 94 cents per share, for the quarter ending Sept. 30, compared to $1.17 billion, or $1.07 per share, a year ago.Cash flow dipped to $2.44 billion from $2.45 billion in the third quarter of 2013.Production came in at nearly 797,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from almost 703,000 in the year-ago period.Canadian Natural (TSX:CNQ) has set a capital budget for 2015 of $8.6 billion — $400 million higher than this year’s outlay, if $3.8 billion in acquisitions are taken out of the mix.President Steve Laut said Canadian Natural may look to do “opportunistic” acquisitions if they’re at the right price and fit. But there aren’t any gaps in the company’s portfolio that need filling, he said.About $2 billion of next year’s budget can be shifted around if necessary.“We’re prepared for a low commodity price cycle,” said Laut.Cash flow next year is expected to be $9.4 billion.The company aims to increase production by 11 per cent, with the mid-point of its production range at 893,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.Next year’s plans are based on West Texas Intermediate crude at US$81 per barrel, $3.45 for Alberta natural gas prices and the loonie at 89 cents versus the U.S. dollar. It expects the price of heavy crude it producers to be about 18 per cent lower than WTI, a U.S. light crude benchmark.Laut said Canadian Natural’s Horizon mine, north of Fort McMurray, Alta., can churn out “impressive” free cash flow “for decades to come,” even if WTI prices stay at US$70 per barrel for a prolonged period.On Thursday, the December crude contract in New York was down $1.26 to US$77.42 a barrel.An expansion to 250,000 barrels per day at Horizon should be completed over the next three years, with the work tracking on budget. A 45,000 barrel-per-day expansion is expected to be completed in late 2016, with another 80,000 barrels being added in late 2017.Production at Horizon was lower during the third quarter as the plant was shut down for 25 days to hook up new equipment. Synthetic crude oil output averaged 82,000 barrels per day, down from 112,000 barrels a year earlier.Production levels are expected to average 127,000 barrels per day for the rest of the year.Canadian Natural shares rose about 2.4 per cent to $39.16 in early afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter CNRL third-quarter earnings beat expectations, sets ’15 budget at $8.6B by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 6, 2014 3:39 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
There are an estimated 3,000 refugees and migrants in Calais and in the northern coast of France today – virtually the same number as last November, according to UNHCR. However, the rising death toll among refugees and migrants, at least 10 since the beginning of June, attempting to cross the Channel from Calais to the United Kingdom is a “worrying” development.UNHCR remains concerned at the dire living and reception conditions in the makeshift sites around Calais.“UNHCR is reiterating its call made since the summer 2014 for a comprehensive response – first and foremost by the French authorities – to the worsening reception conditions for refugees and migrants in Calais,” spokesperson Melissa Fleming told reporters in Geneva, describing as “dire” the living and reception conditions in the makeshift sites around the city.“Security measures alone, though understandable, are unlikely to be effective by themselves,” she added.Ms. Fleming said that many of these people are in need of international protection, having fled conflict, violence and persecution in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria.UNHCR encouraged the French authorities to gradually relocate people from the current informal settlements and provide them, as is the case in most European countries, adequate reception conditions in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region as well as in other locations. “It is also essential to address the current significant delays for those who want to apply for asylum in France,” said Ms. Fleming, adding that women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking and require special attention by the French authorities.“An exceptional response is urgently needed,” she stressed. “We also call on the United Kingdom and other EU member States to work in a collaborative manner with the competent French authorities in finding solutions for those in need of international protection – namely in cases where there are existing family or other links in another EU Member State in accordance with the existing European legislation.”UNHCR voiced its readiness to further assist France, the UK and other EU member States in finding practical and comprehensive solutions.
It is essential that clinical and political leaders ramp up the pressure and hold the Health Secretary and government to account on this issueDr Mark Holland, Society for Acute Medicine president Ambulances are failing to reach dying and seriously-ill patients fast enough as the service creaks under the strain of high demand, according to a report.Only one of the UK’s 13 ambulance services, the Welsh Ambulance Service, is meeting the target to reach patients with life-threatening conditions within eight minutes, an investigation has found.Freedom of Information requests by the BBC found more than 500,000 hours of ambulance crews’ time in England, Wales and Northern Ireland was wasted waiting at A&E to hand over patients to hospital staff. NHS England’s ambulance lead, Professor Jonathan Benger, said the rising number of calls the service received was a major factor in the delays.He told the BBC: “In the face of rising demand it is not surprising we are having difficulty meeting these targets. It is time to look at the system.”An NHS England spokesman said NHS Improvement is working to reduce delays in A&Es receiving patients in England where some hospitals are ensuring extra nursing staff are available at peak times.”These delays have many contributory causes and often reflect pressure on beds within the hospital as a whole and a system that is struggling to discharge patients to community settings,” he said.”We recognise that handover should occur as soon as it is safe to do so, with ambulances released to return to frontline duties in a timely way.”All staff are working hard to keep handover delays to a minimum with a view to eliminating them altogether.” Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said the “significant strain” on the NHS was due to the Government’s failure to accept the social care crisis.He said: “The Government has continuously failed to acknowledge the scale of the crisis in social care and the record numbers of delayed discharges in our hospitals as a result – a significant factor in the build-up of pressure on our hospitals.”Having the support and infrastructure in place to discharging medically-fit patients safely is central to releasing pressure on emergency departments, acute medical units and ambulance services.”It is essential that clinical and political leaders ramp up the pressure and hold the Health Secretary and government to account on this issue before it is too late.” A Department of Health spokesman said: “Ambulance services in England are performing well under pressure, responding to the significant majority of the most serious calls within eight minutes.”He added: “NHS England is working closely with ambulance services to improve response times and we’re helping recruit 2,200 more paramedics since 2010, as well as increasing the number of training places this year by 60 per cent.” The Department of Health said NHS England is working closely with ambulance services to improve response time. File pictureCredit:Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock 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.
A$707 a second is how much the Queensland minerals and energy resources sector spends on goods and services from Queensland businesses; wages and salaries paid to its Queensland employees, and voluntary community contributions to Queensland communities. This is just a sample of the data available from a new website www. Queenslandeconomy.com.au This was being launched in Brisbane by Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche at the peak industry body’s annual lunch in front of the Premier and a record 950 guests. “The beauty of the website is that if you want to know exactly what was spent in your local government area by resources companies in 2009-10, the total spend is there, along with an independent measure of subsequent economic activity generated in that community. All you need is a postcode or town name to get instant results,” Roche said.The database powering the website is the most sophisticated and accurate compiled by any Australian industry. “In an Australian first, actual spending by QRC member companies was aggregated by postcode and then translated into a full economic picture-including the flow-on benefits of income and job generation-across all Queensland local government areas.“While a large share of the annual spend on goods and services and wages and salaries occurs in resource communities, it’s revealing to learn how far and wide the economic benefits spread. For example, 423 or 96% of Queensland’s 441 geographic postcodes received at least one dollar in goods and services expenditure in 2009-10.”Telling 2009-10 statistics from http://www.queenslandeconomy.com.au/:The resources sector accounted for 21% of the Queensland economyIt accounted for 13% of Queensland’s total employmenIt accounted for 22.7% of Brisbane’s total employment (or 136,600 jobs)It spent A$17.4 billion in Queensland on local goods and services and voluntary community contributions and paid A$4.9 billion in salaries and wages to its employeesIts total land disturbance was just 0.09% of Queensland’s land massResources sector royalties paid to the Queensland Government could increase from a forecast A$3.2 billion in 2010-11 to A$6.1 billion by 2020-21.“We often hear that the resources sector is the backbone of our economy, and it is equally apparent now that all Queenslanders have a stake in a healthy and prosperous resources sector.”
Image: C-SPANPresident Trump signed an order Wednesday to address the family separations at the southern border, but it raises new questions for Congress. Trump’s order calls for families to be detained together.Listen now“So we’re keeping families together, and this will solve that problem. At the same time, we are keeping a very powerful border, and it continues to be a zero tolerance,” Trump said in the Oval Office. “We have zero tolerance for people who enter our country illegally.”Trump ordered the attorney general to try to modify a legal settlement that limits the detention of immigrant children so that the government can hold families indefinitely while their criminal or immigration cases are pending.Among Alaska’s congressional delegation, Sen. Lisa Murkowski is the most critical on this issue and she’s wary of keeping children locked up for long periods, even with their parents.Murkowski said the family separations have to end.“But keeping families in detention for an unlimited period of time, I don’t believe that is the answer either,” Murkowski said Wednesday, before she’d had a chance to see the president’s executive order. She said the solution has to consider the needs of families seeking asylum.“Let’s go through the process, the procedure that will determine whether or not this is a family that should be able to seek asylum and safety here in this country, and allow them that process,” Murkowski said.Murkowski said families whose asylum claims are accepted by the government should be released from detention while they wait for their court dates. She added that the flight risk is lower for asylum seekers who’ve cleared that first procedural hurdle because they stand to gain legal status.Murkowski also said she likes Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to double the number of immigration judges and speed the process so asylum cases can be decided in two weeks, but she said she wants to be sure the bill is more than “aspirational.” She’s also considering a bill by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein that bans family separations.“I think that in a couple of instances it is too expansive, so we’ve talked to her about how we might address that,” Murkowski said.Sen. Dan Sullivan did not respond by deadline to questions about the Trump executive order. But he, like Trump, has said it’s important to end what they call “catch and release,” where families and asylum-seekers are released from custody to wait for their court dates.Congressman Don Young hasn’t taken a position on either of the two immigration proposals the House is set to consider this week. A spokesperson said he’s waiting for the final text. Young, in a written statement, said he applauds the president’s executive order.
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, who attended the 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in London, called for fast-tracking the Maldives’ re-admission into the Commonwealth, which it left in a huff in 2016 over criticism of the arrest of political leaders including former President Mohammed Nasheed. The July 9-11 Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meeting was hosted by the UK, the current Chair-in-Office. Jaishankar also held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from the UK, Canada and Australia and the State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, an official statement said on Thursday. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us In his remarks, Jaishankar congratulated the member countries on the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth. He noted that India was well on the path of fulfilling all the commitments made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at CHOGM 2018 — much before the next CHOGM in 2020. Jaishankar called for fast-tracking the re-admission of the Maldives to the Commonwealth. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us After the defeat of Abdulla Yameen who quit the Commonwealth, new President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih has applied to rejoin the body. The Commonwealth had warned the Yameen regime of possible suspension if it failed to show progress on democracy, including freedom of speech, detention of opponents and independence of the judiciary. In retaliation, Male withdrew from the Commonwealth, accusing it of interfering in its domestic affairs. Advertise With Us Jaishankar also held bilateral discussions with his British counterpart, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. They agreed to bring the entire gamut of India-UK bilateral relations into sharper focus. Jaishankar thanked Hunt for the British government’s support to Prime Minister Modia¿s initiative to build a global Coalition of Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). India had announced the creation of CDRI soon after the 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, an Indian initiative on the lines of the International Solar Alliance. The UK is among the countries that has pledged to join the initiative. Jaishankar also separately met his counterpart from Australia Marise Payne and Canada Chrystia Freeland, and the State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh Mohd Shahriar Alam on the margins of the Commonwealth meet and covered a wide range of bilateral issues. During the visit, Jaishankar also interacted with a large number of MPs, Lords and key representatives of think tanks and media to exchange views on many issues and to find ways and means to further cement the multifaceted India-UK ties, the statement said.
FacebookU.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi.Nine candidates have filed for the June 30 special election to finish former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold‘s term, according to the secretary of state’s office. The deadline was 5 p.m. Friday. As expected, the group includes the four candidates who are currently in the May 22 runoffs for the November election: Democrats Raul “Roy” Barrera and Eric Holguin, as well as Republicans Bech Bruun and Michael Cloud. The other five candidates who filed for the special election are Democrat Mike Westergren, Republican Marty Perez, Independent Judith Cutright, Libertarian Daniel Tinus and Independent Christopher Suprun.Of the five non-runoff candidates, Suprun, who is from Dallas, is perhaps best known — he voted against Donald Trump at Texas’ Electoral College meeting following the 2016 presidential election. Westergren, meanwhile, is a Corpus Christi lawyer who unsuccesfully ran for Texas Supreme Court in 2016.Abbott announced the special election Tuesday, giving candidates only three days to file for the race to complete Farenthold’s term, which ends in January 2019. Early voting for the special election runs from June 13-26, and a runoff — which looks probable given the number of candidates — would likely take place in September at the latest. Farenthold, a Corpus Christi Republican, abruptly resigned earlier this month amid mounting scrutiny over the revelation last year that he used $84,000 from a taxpayer-funded account to settle a sexual harassment claim in 2015. On Wednesday, Abbott issued a letter to Farenthold demanding that he make good on his promise to repay the amount by putting it toward the cost of the special election. Abbott asked Farenthold to respond to the letter by Wednesday.Before the June 30 special election to finish Farenthold’s term, voters in the district will primary runoffs will take place on May 22 to determine Democratic and Republican nominees for the seat in the fall. The winner of that contest will serve a full term beginning in January 2019. Share