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Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “I plan to embrace the culture and leave with an appetite for more,” said Joshua, whose 22 professional fights have all taken place in Britain. He has won all of those bouts, 21 by knockout.His last five fights have been in stadiums, with nearly 400,000 spectators attending in total. The highest-profile bout was against Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in April 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBut Joshua has been increasingly aware that he needs to fight in the United States to raise his global profile.“AJ has created an incredible ‘Lion’s Den’ atmosphere in the U.K. and we plan to bring that energy to New York,” said Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn. He won’t be doing so against WBC champion Deontay Wilder, who also is undefeated and most recently fought to a draw with Tyson Fury in December. Wilder has been openly critical of Joshua, claiming Joshua has been ducking him, and that boxing fans want to see a matchup to consolidate all the heavyweight titles.Joshua has said he is looking to unify the belts, but negotiations with Wilder broke down last year.Miller, meanwhile, also is undefeated after winning 23 of his 24 fights. He was born in New York, so fighting at the Garden is a natural for him.“AJ is making a huge mistake coming over here to fight me in my own backyard,” Miller said. “He wants to announce himself on the American stage, but all he’s doing is delivering me those belts by hand.”The fight will be broadcast by DAZN, the streaming service that also has a huge monetary deal with middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. It will be on live television in the U.K.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “I am looking forward to taking on another challenge with a good boxer and a brilliant talker,” Joshua said. “It will be an exciting fight, I will leave nothing to chance, and plan on dismantling Miller in style to make my mark.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Boxers, Britain’s Anthony Joshua, left, and Russia’s Alexander Povetkin pose for photographers with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, centre, after a press conference at Wembley stadium in London, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)LONDON — The Anthony Joshua roadshow is finally heading to the United States. Not to fight the only other heavyweight champion, though.The four-title champion will make his American boxing debut when he defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden on June 1.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes D’Angelo Russell delivers in OT to lift Nets past Cavaliers ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments
Eden Hazard has revealed that he is open to signing a new contract with Chelsea – but has added that he will be happy regardless of whether he stays at Stamford Bridge or leaves the club for a new destination.The Belgium international is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League this season and added to his tally for the new campaign with a sensational solo goal to knock title rivals Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup in midweek.With two years remaining on his deal, Chelsea could be vulnerable to losing their prized asset, who has regularly been linked with a move to Real Madrid. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Hazard, though, has indicated that he could be persuaded to stay with the Blues for the foreseeable future.“I’m happy here,” the striker told BT Sport, adding: “The new manager has come in and we’re enjoying playing with him. So, I think to stay was the right decision.“I am with Chelsea for now. I have two years left on my contract. I can sign a new deal – but maybe not. I don’t know.“In my mind, what is important is the next game. That is Liverpool, and then we will see what happens.”Asked if he could see himself finishing his career with Chelsea, Hazard replied: “Yes. For sure.“But the possibility is also that, in one or two years, I might leave.“I like the club and I like the city. The fans, they love me. And my team-mates, I think they love me also!“So, for me it is easy to stay. But like I say, if I leave or if I stay, I will be happy. This club is now part of my life. We will see.”Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille, where he won a domestic double, in 2012 and has since won all three major domestic honours with the Blues, including two Premier League crowns in 2014-15 and 2016-17.He was also a member of the squad that claimed the Europa League in 2012-13.On the international stage, Hazard played a pivotal role in guiding Belgium to a third-place finish at this year’s World Cup in Russia, scoring in their 2-0 play-off victory over England.Chelsea face Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend before hosting Videoton in the Europa League on October 4.
New Delhi, Oct 26 (PTI) With the fourth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) round the corner, Rooter, a sports fan engagement platform, has joined hands with Delhi Dynamos to expand the teams fan base in North India.Rooter will be the official fan engagement partner for Delhi Dynamos, the two-time ISL semifinalists. It is Rooters second with an ISL club.One of the most exciting teams in the ISL, Delhi Dynamos has seen iconic international players such as Florent Malouda, Bruno Pelissari, Toni Doblas, Gustavo Dos Santos, and the legendary Alessandro Del Piero don its colors.As its fan engagement partner, Rooter will be reaching out to the Dynamos fans through unique and interactive fan engagement opportunities, giving them even more reasons to cheer.Being a multi-sport platform, it will also aim to convert fans following other sports into Delhi Dynamos followers specifically and football generally, as well as to augment club revenues by promoting sponsorships.Commenting on the association, Piyush, Founder and CEO, Rooter said, “Through our association with Delhi Dynamos, we are looking forward to expanding and strengthening the bond between the club and its fans through innovative in-app features such as live match prediction, quizzes, trivia, contests and expert insights.”With Rooter, Dynamos fans will get a chance to remain virtually connected with their favorite team and like-minded enthusiasts on a platform that guarantees unparalleled engagement and a highly rewarding experience.”Delhi Dynamos FC CEO Ashish Shah said, “As a football club, it is important to keep the fans engaged throughout the course of the season and Delhi Dynamos is glad that Rooter will be helping us in this cause.” PTI ATK ATKadvertisement
Powerade VIDEO: Jurgen Klopp taught me everything – Mario Gotze’s pro evolution Goal 22:40 6/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Powerade Germany v Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Germany Friendlies Videos The World Cup winner says the Liverpool boss was the perfect tutor to teach him all he knows about football Many young footballers can grow weary and disillusioned with academy football, but Mario Gotze is grateful for the tutelage he received while he was progressing through the youth ranks at Borussia Dortmund.BVB have garnered a strong reputation for youth development in recent years, with Gotze, who made is debut for Dortmund aged 17, just one of a host of supremely gifted starlets to benefit from the coaching on offer at Hohenbuschei.“For me, playing through all the youth teams at Borussia Dortmund was a really good experience because I was able to play against talented opponents at a relatively early age,” Gotze said. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move “I started learning whilst I was young and at a great playing level. It was a very positive time for me.”Key to Gotze’s development was Jurgen Klopp. The affable Liverpool boss enjoyed great success during his time at the Westfalenstadion and afforded Gotze a role in which he could flourish as Dortmund strode to league and cup glory.The immense faith shown by Klopp is not lost on Gotze: “I’m still in touch with Jurgen. Of course, he taught me everything about professional football.“At that time, I was just 17 and coming up from the youth team. He introduced me to everything. He let me play.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Butt insists Man Utd fortunate to have Solskjaer as managerby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United head of first team development Nicky Butt says the club are fortunate to have Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager.Academy graduates Axel Tuanzebe, James Garner, Angel Gomes, Brandon Williams, Tahith Chong and Mason Greenwood have all featured this season.And Butt says the Norwegian’s experience of working in the academy and being a young player at the club is vitally important in his role.”He’s really approachable, knows the club inside out, what it takes to be a footballer here,” Butt said of Solskjaer.”Even though he wasn’t an academy member, he came as a very young boy and was lost, didn’t know what to do and embraced the club and ended up becoming one of the family.”We’re fortunate at the minute that Ole is in hotseat. He’s coached in the academy, he did his coaching badges with academy players and coaches, so he knows pretty much everybody right down to the Under-12s in the club and that can only be beneficial.”
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 18: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rolls out to pass against the Mercer Bears at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts is playing for Alabama today. The Crimson Tide’s junior quarterback has entered the game in the third quarter of today’s blowout against Texas A&M.The dual-threat quarterback is playing in his fourth game of the season. If he continues to play in backup duty, he’ll be unable to redshirt and will have just one season of eligibility moving forward.That seems to be the plan for Hurts and the Crimson Tide, though. The Alabama quarterback appears to be happy playing in backup duty for the best team in the country. He can graduate this winter and then play immediately for another school in 2019.CBS Sports said during today’s game that Hurts wants to be an NFL quarterback. He feels the best way to get better is by playing with Alabama this season and then, possibly elsewhere in 2019.Where will elsewhere be in 2019?A couple of schools have been named options.“Possible destinations for Jalen Hurts: Texas – Texas native and would thrive in that offense Auburn – great scheme fit and the ultimate anti-bama move Miami – Might be a QB away from the playoff Oklahoma – Will be replacing Murray and loves transfers.”Possible destinations for Jalen Hurts:Texas – Texas native and would thrive in that offenseAuburn – great scheme fit and the ultimate anti-bama moveMiami – Might be a QB away from the playoffOklahoma – Will be replacing Murray and loves transfers— Mello (@melloesquire) September 8, 2018Tim Tebow had previously speculated that Auburn could be an option for Hurts, too.(Finebaum just deleted the Tweet in which Tim Tebow speculates recklessly about Jalen Hurts transferring to Auburn. Hmm.)— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 7, 2018Alabama, meanwhile, is up 45-16 on Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide are a quarter away from being 4-0.
Ajinkya Rahane deemed unfit for Super League stage of Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyAjinkya Rahane will not be part of Mumbai’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Super League stage after the he was rested by the selectors stating the need for recoveryadvertisement Asian News International MumbaiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 14:24 IST Mumbai selectors dropped Ajinkya Rahane as he needed some rest to recover (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjinkya Rahane was dropped from Mumbai’s squad for Super League stage of Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyAjit Agarkar, Mumbai’s chairman of selectors, said Rahane was just able to manage in the group stageRahane’s recovery will be closely monitored by his Indian Premier League side Rajasthan RoyalsMumbai preparations for the Super League stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy has taken a severe hit as their captain Ajinkya Rahane was deemed unfit for the Super League stage of the tournament.Ajit Agarkar who is currently Mumbai’s chairman of selectors said that Rahane was just able to manage through the group stage of the tournament but now he needed some rest to recover.”He was carrying niggles even during the league phase, which he kind of pushed through when we were in a bit of trouble. But he would not be 100% (for Super League),” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Agarkar as saying.Mumbai topped the Group C in the league stage of the tournament, winning five out of their six matches.Rahane was seen struggling with the bat in the group stage as he was able to put a total of just 58 runs in six matches at an average of 9.67.Agarkar felt that the team would miss the experience that Rahane brings into the team.Rahane’s recovery will be closely monitored by his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals.The 30-year-old batsman is also the captain of the Royals. The IPL starts on March 23, with Royals beginning their campaign in Jaipur against Kings XI Punjab on March 25.Mumbai takes on Karnataka in their first match of the Super League stage of Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy on Friday, March 8.Also Read | When ‘humble’ MS Dhoni declined to inaugurate the Dhoni PavilionAlso Read | Shikhar Dhawan could have played Ranji Trophy: Aakash Chopra on Shikhar Dhawan’s formAlso Read | Why Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are in love with Team India’s latest jerseyadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow RahaneFollow MumbaiFollow Super LeagueFollow Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
zoom Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has become the newest carrier member of the New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), an exchange portal for shippers and carriers.The digital contracting platform provides the entire supply chain with more clarity with fully enforceable ocean freight contracts .In less than a year, NYSHEX has brought on six of the top global ocean carriers as members, representing a combined 52 pct of the global capacity (source: Alphaliner) – Maersk Line, Hapag Lloyd, CMA CGM, MOL, OOCL, and COSCO. NYSHEX current ocean carrier members represent all three major container shipping alliances: H+2M, Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance.“As an innovator in reliability and technology, HMM provides our shipper members with additional service options at an ideal time as new routings and new trade lanes are being added daily. Global shippers of all types are welcoming the value of NYSHEX’s free membership and unlocking the benefits of reliable digital contracting via the exchange’s easy-to-use digital framework,” said Gordon Downes, CEO of NYSHEX.Related: NYSHEX CEO: Digitization Is the New Normal“We are committed to delivering reliability, differentiation and options to our customers. HMM is focused on digital solutions that allow our customers to work online similar to how they live their daily lives. NYSHEX has created an easy to use healthy industry solution that significantly reduces inefficiencies, contracting complexity with a fixed all-in rate and delivers unmatched reliability for our customers’ global shipments. NYSHEX can be a powerful and meaningful outlet to access mutually committed service with our customers,” added Lawrence Burns, Senior Vice President of Trades and Sales for Hyundai Merchant Marine.HMM plans to begin posting offers on the exchange August 6, 2018 for the Transpacific Westbound trade.
a strong focus on crime prevention youth involvement and collaboration interagency collaboration inclusiveness a strong commitment to program evaluation The province is taking more steps to prevent crime. Justice Minister Ross Landry today, Dec. 16, invited community organizations focused on youth to apply for Lighthouses Program funding. The Lighthouses Program is accepting proposals for five grants of $12,000 from community groups that provide recreational, educational, cultural and life-skills programs for youth across Nova Scotia. This will bring the number of Lighthouse grants to 20 for a total of $240,000. “Government made a commitment to support crime prevention, and that is what we are doing through the Lighthouses Program,” said Mr. Landry. “It starts with a positive direction and that is what this program provides. “Our Lighthouses Program partners do great work in our communities and we are pleased to be able to offer five more grants to assist youth, their families and their communities. This is helping make life better for families in Nova Scotia.” Since the Lighthouses Program’s launch in 2009, community organizations across the province have been awarded grants in areas ranging from anti-violence education, youth drop-in programming, leadership experience for young women and connecting with youth through the arts. A current Lighthouses partner, Educational Program Innovations Charity (EPIC) Society of North Sydney, won the national William H. Donner Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services, a $20,000 award for the highest-performing non-profit agency. “For over 12 years, EPIC has partnered with 22 agencies to transform lives by matching volunteer mentors and tutors with youth,” said Barry Waldman, supervisor of EPIC Society. “Securing funding has been a challenge, but the Lighthouse Program has been a game-changer. The grant money was substantial enough to promote stability, and encourage community-based innovation and resourcefulness.” To be eligible for a grant, the project must have: Existing Lighthouse partners will have the opportunity to receive grants to continue their work after a year-end review in March. The deadline for new applicants is Jan. 31, 2011. Grants will be awarded in March for 2011-12 programs. Applications and criteria can be downloaded at www.gov.ns.ca/just/prevention .
MONTREAL – Representatives from two Venezuelan-Canadian community groups expressed cautious support Thursday for Ottawa’s decision to block Venezuelans in Canada from casting ballots in the South American nation’s weekend presidential election.Rebecca Sarfatti of the Canada Venezuela Democracy Forum said she originally didn’t believe it when she heard Canada wouldn’t allow voting stations inside the Venezuelan Embassy and consulates.“(I thought), how can this be possible? It was a shock for me,” she said in a phone interview from Toronto.“But as a Venezuelan community member, I can tell you the Venezuelan community is extremely happy, because Canada has stood up for democracy and for doing things the right way.”Sarfatti said she received a message from the Venezuelan Embassy in Toronto only two weeks ago asking her if she’d help to organize the voting as she has in the past, but she refused.“I replied to them that I couldn’t do it this time because I was not satisfied with the way this election has been called, who called it, how its been called, the legal part of it,” she said.Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said Wednesday that Canada is preventing residents from casting ballots in Sunday’s election by not permitting voting stations inside the embassy and consulates.In a letter from Global Affairs Canada that Arreaza published to his Twitter account, Ottawa acknowledged having received a note about establishing voting centres and a request for RCMP protective services.“The Department hereby notifies the Embassy that the government of Canada has not processed its request favourably,” reads the note dated May 16.“As a result of this decision, the Embassy and the Consulates General are now required to manage compliance therewith and refrain from proceeding with the establishment of voting stations.”Global Affairs Canada did not respond to a request for comment, although Canadian officials confirmed the decision with The Associated Press.While the letter did not give a reason for the decision, Ottawa has emerged as a vocal critic of President Nicolas Maduro, who is seeking a second term.Canada and several other countries have called on Venezuela to suspend the election in the absence of guarantees the process will be free and democratic“Canada rejects the holding of an illegitimate presidential election that bars the opposition and a free press—and only serves to further entrench a dictatorial regime,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement earlier this week.Orlando Viera-Blanco of the Canadian Venezuelan Engagement Foundation called Ottawa’s decision a “legally correct and right one” given the election process.But he wishes international leaders had instead taken the opportunity presented by the vote to mobilize the Venezuelan population, which is suffering from a humanitarian crisis marked by food and medicine shortages, crime and rampant inflation.The lawyer said he appreciates Canada’s leadership for denouncing the government and providing humanitarian aid to his home country, which he says is in the midst of a “catastrophic” human rights crisis.“We have no institutions, no justice, no impartial or transparent elections, no guarantee of life, or freedom of speech,” he said in an interview. “It’s totally broken.”While the Venezuelan government has denounced Canada’s decision as anti-democratic, Sarfatti says she doesn’t believe many Venezuelans in Canada will be upset at being denied the right to vote in an election process that is widely perceived as illegitimate.“What’s the point of doing this?” she said. “We know the result of it.”She said she wouldn’t be surprised if Venezuelan officials decide to defy the Canadian government’s instructions and hold a vote regardless.— With files from The Associated Press
New Delhi: Intensifying his ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ (I too am watchman)campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 31 will interact with people, who have pledged their support to the campaign, from 500 places across the country. Speaking at a press conference here, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the campaign has become a “people’s movement” as the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ hashtag has been tweeted 20 lakh times and had 1680 crore impressions.Replying to a question if the campaign was a counter to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ (watchman is the thief) barb, he rejected the suggestion and asserted that Modi in his campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls had projected himself as the “first servant” and ‘chowkidaar’ of the country. On Saturday, Modi had urged his supporters to take the ‘main bhai chowkidar’ (I too am watchman) pledge, saying he is not alone in the fight against graft and social evils. Following his appeal all BJP leaders, including party chief Amit Shah and Union ministers, prefixed the word ‘chowkidar’ to their names in their Twitter profile.
“Both Athens and Skopje have confirmed that they wish to achieve a mutually agreed solution to this issue through discussions under the Secretary-General’s auspices,” Special Representative Matthew Nimetz said in a statement, referring to the respective capitals.”Such a solution, both agree, would resolve a difficult issue adversely affecting the region and the otherwise friendly relationship between two neighbouring States,” he added.The post of Special Representative of the Secretary-General in talks between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was established after the parties could not agree on the name of what had previously been one of Yugoslavia’s six constituent republics before that country broke up in warfare beginning in 1991.In 1993 the new state proposed Republic of Macedonia, saying the name did not imply any territorial or other aspirations whatsoever, but Greece objected, maintaining that Macedonia, the name of a historic part of ancient Greece, should not be included.Since then the new state has been known officially at the UN as the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.In his statement Mr. Nimetz said both sides had strongly encouraged him to intensify his efforts based on the positions they have recently given him and he therefore, urged both Athens and Skopje to work with him through their established process, with a minimum of public statements, to determine how their differences can be bridged.Discussions in future weeks will take place through discussions between himself and each of the parties separately as well as in more formal meetings involving both parties, he added.
Three other entrants for the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction, established by the Nippon Foundation of Japan in 1986, received certificates of Distinction and Merit for their work in emergency preparedness.Chimeddorj Batchulluun of the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) won $40,000 for his work that “provided a model of effective risk reduction, combining traditional and cultural values with modern technical capabilities to increase the resilience of herding communities in Mongolia,” the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), which administers the award, said in a statement.The 18th award of its kind to be given “highlights good practice in disaster reduction and promotes global commitment to reducing risk and vulnerability to disasters,” said the Director of the inter-agency secretariat of ISDR, Sálvano Briceño.Dzud refers to snow, ice, wind, drought and extreme cold that destroy or limit access to grazing materials. It has prevented sheep, goats, horses, yaks, and camels from eating or isolated them from shelter and relief, resulting in mass mortality during the winter months of October to May. Dzud has been responsible for the death of more than 25 per cent of Mongolian herds between 1999 and 2003, and resulted in widespread economic devastation in the country.Two certificates of distinction were awarded to the former Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Programme in the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Claude de Ville de Goyet, and to the Chief of the Rescue Dog Unit at the Fire Brigade in Seville, Spain, Jaime Parejo Garcia.Mr. de Ville de Goyet developed a system of preventive measures to be taken in hospitals before natural disasters, and Mr. Parejo Garcia developed efficiency-saving methods for dog rescues of buried survivors. A certificate of merit was awarded to the Simeulue community in Indonesia for performing disaster preparedness that resulted in only seven of their 83,000 population being killed in the tsunami of 2004.
The City of Lethbridge in southern Alberta is weathering the economic storm sinking Alberta’s oil and gas industry thanks to a booming agri-food sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland by Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 1, 2016 12:38 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – It doesn’t usually get as much attention as the province’s oil and gas sector, but the agriculture industry is protecting much of southern Alberta from the economic downturn right now.The city of Lethbridge and surrounding area are enjoying a bit of a boom largely fuelled by high beef prices and a burgeoning agri-food manufacturing industry.“It’s a very, very different picture here from the rest of the province,” said Trevor Lewington, CEO of Economic Development Lethbridge.“We’ve never had the oil and gas, so we’ve never had the boom from that, but the flip side is we don’t see the significant downside when things go the other way.“That’s not to say there aren’t storm shadows on the horizon. Clearly there’s risk and we’re not an impenetrable fortress over here.”Alberta’s agriculture industry has always been at the mercy of Mother Nature and commodity prices.But beef prices have been high, the crops have been good in southern Alberta and no matter what the economy is like people still need to eat, said Lewington.The area is home to Maple Leaf Pork, Richardson’s canola-crushing facility, Frito Lay’s snacks plant and Cavendish Farms, producer of frozen potato products — all major employers in southern Alberta.Nearby Taber, Alta., produces sought-after table corn in the fall, sugar beets are a big crop and cattle ranches dot the countryside.Lewington said there is also an emerging information and technology sector that, although small, offers opportunity for future employment growth.But agriculture, which brings about $1 billion to the area each year, that’s the economic power behind Lethbridge’s boom, Lewington said.“Sixty per cent of Canada’s beef industry is in this region … We’ve got a pretty big cluster of agri-food and agricultural-related industries.”The employment rate for southern Alberta is 5.8 per cent, which is well below the province’s January jobless rate of 7.4 per cent.Lethbridge’s mayor said the unemployment rate in his city is more like four per cent and, although there have been some job losses due to low oil prices, things are pretty good.“People are being laid off in Lethbridge who work in the oil sector,” said Chris Spearman. “We’ve had people who live in Lethbridge who got flown to Fort McMurray on a regular basis to do shifts up there, so those people would be effected.“We’re not immune.”Because there’s never been the benefit of oil and gas development, the goal is to attract even more agri-related businesses to a region, Spearman said.“In the long term, agriculture is going to be the industry to be in, because the number of people growing food for the world population is diminishing. If your expertise is agri-business, you’re going to have a very bright future.”— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitter Agri-business boom keeping economic downturn at bay in parts of southern Alberta
Mr House added: “Some people will no doubt want to wish the couple well, especially those Englefield parishioners who knew the Middleton family from when they lived in the area. Kate went to Brownies here and there are still people in the area who remember her.” The rules mean all residents of the parish of Englefield, which surrounds St Mark’s Church, have – in theory at least –the right to attend the ceremony.According to the document, entitled Celebrity Marriages in Anglican Cathedrals and Churches, produced by the Church of England Synod’s legal advisory commission, members of the public are entitled to attend “as long as there is available seating or standing room unless a genuine question of safety or security arises”. Although St Mark’s is sighted on the private Englefield Estate – owned by the family of Conservative MP Richard Benyon since the 17th century – it is understood that parishioners would still enjoy the right to attend what is a public service.Church of England lawyers said that where parishioners need to cross private property to get to a public place of worship, a “church way” – normally an ancient footpath – has to be provided to guarantee access.The event could even be open to those from outside the parish, though only if they are there to “raise genuine impediments to the formalisation of the marriage” – such as proof that one of the couple is underage or already married.Church weddings have always been public events, but this is the first time the Church of England guidance on the subject has been published online.The guidelines only emerged following a request from a curate attending a Church of England seminar. Pippa was bridesmaid at her sister’s 2011 wedding, but she has decided on a much smaller eventCredit:Alastair Grant/AP St Mark’s Church, Englefield, where Pippa Middleton’s wedding will be heldCredit:Joan Wakeham/REX/Shutterstock Indeed, locals are already said to be looking forward to turning up.Andrew House, chairman of the parish council for the neighbouring village of Bradfield, where Pippa was born and the Duchess of Cambridge spent her early years, told The Telegraph: “It’s a rather nice thought that they might be able to attend. I’m sure there will be interest.”The guidance, published by the Church of England a few weeks before the big day, states that “a marriage is a public ceremony which at the least all parishioners are entitled to attend”. But even this could present the wedding’s organisers with a dilemma.While the document states the rules do not need to be followed if “a genuine question of safety or security arises”, this is a health and safety provision, only designed to be enforced if the church becomes dangerously overcrowded.Stephen Borton, an ecclesiastical law expert and chief clerk of the faculty office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, said: “The document is pretty clear. Parishioners and those on the electoral roll have the absolute right to attend services of public worship, and they can’t be denied access.”Marriages are not a private event, they are public.“It is a parish church and if any of the parishioners or any of those on the electoral roll wished to attend, they could not legally be refused. That of course does not extend to those from outside, such as the press.” With her sister and brother-and-law, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, expected to attend, the wedding of Pippa Middleton will be one of the most exclusive events of the year.It is anticipated that the cream of high society will gather to witness Miss Middleton marry James Matthews, a hedge fund manager and heir to a vast Scottish property.But it has now emerged that there could well be some uninvited guests at the Berkshire church of St Mark’s on May 20.Recently published Church of England guidance on “celebrity weddings” has said that ordinary members of the public could have the right to attend.And that raises the prospect of unknown strangers rubbing shoulders with Prince William and the Duchess as the happy bride and groom make their vows. The Englefield Estate said the marriage was a “private ceremony and we are not able to comment or provide any details”.A representative for the wedding itself said: “For security reasons we are making no comments on the private details of this wedding (being held on private property).” 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.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFour Prison Officers to be charged for smuggling contraband into Lusignan PrisonSeptember 25, 2018In “Crime”Cop nabbed attempting to smuggle contraband into Lusignan PrisonSeptember 7, 2018In “latest news”Contraband unearthed at NA prison in latest raid on penitentiariesDecember 8, 2018In “Crime” Three workers attached to Cevons Waste Management were taken into police custody after attempting to smuggle contraband into the Lusignan Prison on Thursday morning.The three employees, who have not yet been identified, were seen acting in a suspicious manner at the PrisonThis is according to Prisons Director, Gladwin Samuels.The three employees were at the “old compound” of the Lusigan Prison to conduct waste disposal services when the prohibited items concealed in a haversack were found after a search of the vehicle owned by the waste disposal company was conducted. Police confirmed in a subsequent release that the haversack contained in excess of 860 grams of cannabis and two cartons of cigarettesAccording to the police, the driver and two porters, one being a female, were searched and 24 grams of cannabis was found in the driver’s pants pocket.The waste disposal company has since distanced itself from the incident, citing the behaviour of the employees fingered as “embarrassing” and against the image of what the company stands for.The driver, 25, of Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD) along with the porters; a 26-year-old male from Russel Street, Charlestown, Georgetown and the 32-year-old female of ‘C’ Field Reserve, Sophia, are assisting with the investigation.The Lusignan Prison is currently housing hundreds of prisoners from the Camp Street Prison which was damaged significantly during the July 9, conflagration and unrest.
Hadopi : Pierre Lescure juge les sanctions nécessaires mais insuffisantes Pierre Lescure, le chargé du rapport sur l’avenir d’Hadopi a donné son avis, lors du Festival d’Avignon. Il prône la sanction graduée mais se dit contre la suspension de l’accès à Internet.Lors du Festival d’Avignon, le président de la commission en charge de l’avenir d’Hadopi, Pierre Lescure a indiqué que “la sanction est indispensable, mais insuffisante”. Des propos que l’ex-patron de Canal Plus a rapporté lors d’un débat avec plusieurs professionnels de la Culture, en marge de l’événement, rapporte le ThinkTank Altaïr. “Il faut développer au maximum l’offre légale”, a ajouté Pierre Lescure.Pour rappel, François Hollande le président de la République avait appelé à une réflexion autour de la lutte contre le téléchargement illégal. C’est dans ce cadre qu’a été nommé Pierre Lescure à la tête de la commission réunissant des professionnels. Celui-ci doit alors rendre un rapport sur Hadopi pour le printemps 2013. Au vu des premiers avis dévoilés, il devrait donc vraisemblablement aller en faveur des réponses graduées. Les courriers d’avertissements aux internautes seraient donc conservés, mais la suspension de l’accès à Internet pourrait être remplacée par d’autres sanctions. Certainement des amendes qui seraient plus systématisées ou une bridage du trafic comme aux États-Unis.Vers des amendes systématiques ? À lire aussiHadopi, efficace à 95 % ?D’ailleurs l’industrie de la Culture va plutôt en ce sens. En mai dernier, le Syndicat National de l’Édition Phonographique (SNEP) qui défend les grandes maisons de disques s’est ainsi dit prêt à abandonner le blocage d’Internet, sans toutefois abandonner les sanctions. “Si on renforce l’aspect pédagogique, en augmentant le nombre de mails envoyés, si on laisse un niveau d’amende pas trop élevé mais suffisamment dissuasif pour que télécharger illégalement ne soit pas plus intéressant que s’abonner à une offre, la suspension d’accès n’est pas nécessaire dans le dispositif”, avait expliqué son président Denis Ladegaillerie.Un avis partagé par le patron de la Sacem, Jean-Noël Tronc qui, lui, demande des amendes sans sommation à l’instar des radars sur les routes.De son côté, la Hadopi a déjà pour mission de mettre en avant les offres légales existantes. Elle attribue en effet un label aux plateformes proposant d’écouter de la musique en ligne. Le 18 juillet 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambert