Enbridges First Nations backers remain a mystery

first_imgAPTN National NewsAs public hearings continue to look into the potential impacts of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project, the company’s executive vice-president says more and more bands are signing onto an equity agreement worth a 10 per cent stake in the project.But which First Nations those could be remains a mystery.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has this story.last_img

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AFN votes to oppose Ottawa condo project behind Algonquin rift

first_img(Wolf Lake First Nation Chief Harold St. Denis introduced successful AFN motion against the Zibi condo project. APNT/Photo)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Assembly of First Nations (AFN) passed a resolution on Tuesday against a proposed high profile green condo development on islands in the Ottawa River that are sacred to the Algonquins.The resolution, introduced by Wolf Lake First Nation Chief Harold St. Denis, passed by a vote of 12 to 4 with 90 abstentions because many of the chiefs at the Gatineau, Que., AFN assembly saw the issue as an internal Algonquin matter.Under the assembly rules, a resolution passes if it receives 60 per cent of the votes, excluding abstentions.“Now the AFN has a clear mandate to oppose the project,” said St. Denis.The issue revealed a “rift” within the Algonquin Nation, said Cliff Meness, a councillor for Pikwakanagan, an Algonquin First Nation in Ontario which supports the project.Pikwakanagan is the only federally recognized Algonquin band that supports the condo development.“Sounds like there is going to be a little rift between the Algonquin people. I don’t think this is a place for this to happen,” said Meness, during a brief debate over the resolution. “This is an Algonquin issue that should be settled before it comes here.”Pikwakanagan First Nation Coun. Cliff Meness discusses the passing of the AFN resolution against the Zibi condo project with Anishinabek Nation Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee. APTN/PhotoMeness had the support of the Ontario leadership which also believed the matter should remain internal between Algonquins.Meness said his community’s leadership will now review the resolution to ensure it met the regulations. He didn’t think it would have much of an impact on the fate of the project, which is already under construction.“The project is already on the go already, so they already started,” said Meness. “I guess we will have to sit and meet with these chiefs.”The resolution directs AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde to contact the federal government, Ottawa city hall, Gatineau city hall, Quebec City and Queen’s Park and request they meet with the Algonquins from Quebec which have a claim over the proposed condo development site. The resolution calls for the area destined for the condo development to be instead handed over to an Algonquin-controlled entity to create a park and a commemoration site.St. Denis said the Quebec Algonquins’ repeated letters on the issue have been ignored by all levels of government, from the municipal to the federal. He also said Pikwakanagan has also not responded to requests for a meeting.“We are going to expect (the AFN) to follow through on what was proposed in the resolution to let the governments know what our position is,” said St. Denis. “Time is the issue here.”The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador passed an earlier resolution in opposition to the Zibi project which aims to build “the world’s most sustainable community.”Zibis is also opposed by prominent architect Douglas Cardinal and writer John Raulston Saul.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

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European stocks inch higher Asian markets weak on Japan data Australia hostage

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2014 8:20 pm MDT European stocks inch higher, Asian markets weak on Japan data, Australia hostage situation European stocks inched higher Monday while Asian markets fell as weak Japanese data, slumping oil prices and a hostage situation in Australia’s largest city induced caution.KEEPING SCORE: In early European trading, France’s CAC 40 was up 0.3 per cent at 4,120.44 and Germany’s DAX gained 0.1 per cent to 9,600.89. Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.1 per cent to 6,307.59. Futures pointed to a rebound on Wall Street after Friday’s decline, which produced the worst weekly loss in U.S. shares in more than two years. Dow futures were up 0.6 per cent at 17,288 and S&P 500 futures gained 0.6 per cent to 2,002.60.OIL SLUMP: Oil inched higher after another rout on Friday that was sparked by the International Energy Agency saying that global demand will grow less than previously forecast next year. Oil has now fallen 47 per cent since reaching a peak of $107 in June this year. On Monday, benchmark U.S. crude was up 41 cents at $58.22 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Lower oil prices should be positive for many countries but there are also worries the recent plunge is a sign of a sickly global economy.JAPAN ELECTIONS: Japan’s ruling coalition won a convincing victory in lower house elections Sunday, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democrats up to four more years to pursue economic and political reforms. But the “tankan” business survey released Monday highlighted challenges facing Abe’s government which is using lavish monetary and fiscal stimulus to end two decades of economic stagnation. More than two-thirds of the large and medium-sized companies surveyed said they viewed the outlook for the coming quarter as “not so favourable.”THE QUOTE: “While the (Japan election) result was largely expected, I still feel there is room for buying dips in USD/JPY and the Nikkei given Prime Minister Abe is only likely to ramp up his strategy,” said market strategist Stan Shamu at IG in Melbourne, Australia. “The fact that many continue to doubt whether Mr Abe is capable of delivering a successful economic strategy goes a long way toward contributing to the subdued price action. This only means Abe has to be even more aggressive to prevent failure.”SYDNEY SIEGE: A hostage situation is unfolding inside a cafe in Sydney, Australia with the nation’s prime minister saying it may be “politically motivated.” Five people have been able to flee from the cafe in downtown Sydney where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages at the height of Monday morning rush hour. Two people inside the cafe were earlier seen holding up a flag containing an Islamic declaration of faith that has often been used by extremists, raising fears that a terrorist incident was playing out in the heart of Australia’s biggest city.ASIAN SCORECARD: Japan’s Nikkei 225 closed down 1.6 per cent at 17,099.40. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropped 1 per cent to 23,027.85 and Seoul’s Kospi shed 0.1 per cent to 1,920.36. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dropped 0.6 per cent to 5,186.10. China’s Shanghai Composite reversed losses to close up 0.5 per cent at 2,953.42. Markets in Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia fell.CURRENCIES: The dollar fell to 118.39 yen from 118.83 yen late Friday. The euro fell to $1.2443 from $1.2464. read more

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Guterres says UN stands ready to support Brazils search and rescue effort

“The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the terrible loss of life and significant damage to people’s homes and the environment caused by the collapse of the dam yesterday in Brumadinho, state of Minas Gerais,” according to a statement issued by a UN spokesperson.According to news reports, dozens of people were killed, and hundreds remain missing in the wake of the break at an iron-ore mine dam, which sent waves of reddish-brown mud and sludge into areas near the town of Brumadinho.   “The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Brazil. He wishes those injured swift recovery,” the statement said.A similar incident occurred in November 2015, when a dam burst at a Samarco mine in Mariana. read more

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Headteachers may refuse to fire teachers at schools in protest against a

Headteachers may refuse to fire teachers at schools in protest against a “funding crisis”, a conference heard.Delegates at the National Association of Headteachers’ (NAHT) annual conference in Telford voted to “explore options” to challenge the status quo on funding, “up to and including industrial action”.  Heads could refuse to make any school staff redundant or reduce the terms and conditions of staff in order to balance the budget, the motion said.The NAHT also vowed to “step-up our campaign to reverse funding cuts and invest greater effort and resources into our campaigning work”.Chris Knowles, a head teacher from North Yorkshire, told the conference he had already made every possible cut back at school, even replacing blu tac with a cheaper “blue slime”.He added: “I am ashamed of that fact that we are having to make redundancies at school. We have all got to stand up and fight for our colleagues and the children that they serve so well.”A report last month by the social mobility charity the Sutton Trust, found that some schools are spending money set aside for their poorest pupils to pay teacher salaries.More than a quarter (27 per cent) of secondary school head teachers and 22 per cent of primary heads admitted using their pupil premium fund to “plug gaps” in their budget, according to a poll of teachers. Of these, most said they used the extra funds – which are designated for boosting the attainment of children from deprived backgrounds – to pay for teachers and teaching assistants. Paul Whiteman, the NAHT’s general secretary, has spoken of the “frustration and anger” at “how long it’s taking to deal with the funding crisis”.  He told the magazine Schools Week that industrial action is a “last resort for any union and in particular in a professional environment where we’re looking after children and are so active in communities”.  Mr Whiteman added: “But we’re not scared of it either. We don’t rule it out. It’s something we will use judiciously. This motion is just reaffirming our commitment to that.”  A Department for Education spokesperson said: “Industrial action disrupts children’s education, inconveniences parents and damages the profession’s reputation in the eyes of the public.”The core schools and high needs budget is rising from almost £41bn in 2017-18 to a record £43.5bn by 2019-20 and we have introduced a wide range of support to help schools reduce costs and get the best value from their resources.”The Education Secretary has said that recognises the pressure schools feel on their budgets and intends to make a case for extra funding at the next spending review. 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. read more

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Offensive and embarrassing Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside antiEnglish sign at

first_img Mar 17th 2019, 11:02 AM By Órla Ryan ‘Offensive and embarrassing’: Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade In response, Sinn Féin said the partition of Ireland is “divisive and offensive”. 134 Comments The DUP also took offence to the image, saying it sums up Sinn Féin’s “attitude to explanations, truth and respect”.Derry MP Gregory Campbell said: “When slogans such as “Brits out” or “England out of Ireland” are used the unionist community are well within their rights to see themselves as the intended focus.“The ‘British presence in Ireland’ is the unionist population in Northern Ireland.”In response, a spokesperson for Sinn Féin told TheJournal.ie: “The most divisive and offensive act on this island for almost the last 100 years has been the partition of Ireland. Source: Simon Coveney/Twitter 89,432 Views Share1575 Tweet Email3 TÁNAISTE SIMON COVENEY has criticised Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald for posing beside an anti-English banner at the St Patrick’s Day parade in New York.Sinn Féin yesterday shared images of McDonald standing beside a number of banners at the parade, including one which read: ‘England Get Out Of Ireland’.The banner, or a variation of it, has been the only political banner allowed in the parade for decades.Coveney was not impressed, this morning tweeting that the gesture was “offensive, divisive and an embarrassment”.“Grow up, this is NOT Ireland in 2019! We are better than this!,” he wrote.center_img Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4547437 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article It should come as no surprise that Sinn Féin wants a new united Ireland under the provisions of Good Friday Agreement. The faux outrage of some of our political opponents owes more to the silly season of a holiday weekend and petty political point scoring.“However if Simon Coveney and the government is serious about achieving a new and agreed united Ireland then he should immediately convene an all-Ireland forum on Irish unity.”The party has recently stepped up calls for a border poll as Brexit negotiations continue, noting the negative impacts Britain leaving the European Union could have in Northern Ireland.Opinion polls have shown that the majority of people in the Republic want a border poll in the event of a no-deal Brexit, and that six in 10 people want to see a united Ireland in their lifetime.However, others fear holding a poll in the near future would only intensify divisions in Northern Ireland, which has been without a devolved government since January 2017. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: @MaryLouMcDonald this is NOT leadership – it’s offensive, divisive and an embarrassment – grow up, this is NOT #ireland in 2019! we are better than this! 🇮🇪 https://t.co/LUbfbvOe6l— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) March 17, 2019 Sunday 17 Mar 2019, 11:02 AMlast_img read more

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Grenelle de lenvironnement un échec selon 74 des Français

first_imgGrenelle de l’environnement : un échec selon 74% des FrançaisFrance – Trois ans après le discours prononcé le 25 octobre 2007 par Nicolas Sarkozy, les trois-quarts des Français considèrent que le Grenelle de l’environnement, lancé à l’époque, est un échec. Le “new deal écologique” que le président prétendait proposer à ses concitoyens n’a donc visiblement pas séduit, selon le sondage publié par le magazine Terra Eco. “L’abandon de la taxe carbone (…) aura eu un mérite : faire tomber les masques !”. Le ton est donné par Karine Gavand, responsable climat à Greenpeace. Pour les associations écologistes, le recul du gouvernement sur cette mesure de fiscalité verte symbolise son manque de conviction en la matière. Même chose pour la politique énergétique, où des projets ambitieux (23% de l’énergie issue du renouvelable en 2020 par exemple) motivent collectivités, entreprises et associations, mais beaucoup moins l’État.74% des citoyens ont la même lecture que les ONG, si l’on en croit un sondage du magazine Terra Eco. Pour certains observateurs, les problèmes environnementaux sont, aujourd’hui encore, minimisés par les politiques : “L’immédiateté des problèmes (non environnementaux) relègue ceux que l’on croit moins urgents à traiter” constate l’astrophysicien Hubert Reeves, président de la Ligue Roc pour la préservation de la faune sauvage, qui conclut : “Le monde associatif de protection de la nature doit rester vigilant”.    Le 26 octobre 2010 à 14:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Police investigating suspicious death of woman at downtown condominium

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 30, 2018 June 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Police are looking into the “suspicious death” of a female at a condominium in downtown San Diego Saturday, authorities said.Officers and firefighters responded  at about 2:30 p.m. to a 911 call of a female not breathing at a building in the 700 block of Front Street, San Diego police Lt. Matt Dobbs said.“Despite lifesaving measures, the female was pronounced deceased at the scene,” Dobbs said.Homicide detectives are investigating the incident as a “suspicious death,” he said.“The victim has been identified however, her name is not being released at this time,” Dobbs said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Police investigating suspicious death of woman at downtown condominiumlast_img read more

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Loaves and Fishes for seniors in La Center

first_imgA year ago, La Center’s twice-weekly senior lunches were sparsely attended. Few people knew about the meals offered by Loaves and Fishes, and many believed the food was available only for seniors in need. Fast forward 12 months, and the La Center Community Center presents an entirely different image.Now about 30 seniors attend the lunches on Mondays and Thursdays, some driving in from as far as Woodland and Vancouver for the hot meals.Live music fills the room once a month, and the tables are always adorned with homemade centerpieces and place mats. The lunches are now a twice-weekly social event for seniors.“What it’s providing right now, besides a hot meal … is a spot where they can come together, socialize with other people,” City Councilman Al Luiz said. “Just a place for them to get out of their homes and come interact with people their age.”Luiz and his wife, Trish, are a big reason behind the turnaround.Before Luiz ran for city council in 2009, he didn’t know the lunch event existed. He realized then that many seniors are probably unaware, as well. So earlier this year, the couple and former Councilwoman Barbara Vining went door-to-door in senior living communities and spread the word. Trish Luiz provides the homemade treats and decorations to spruce up the community center, and Al Luiz arranges for the musical entertainment.last_img read more

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Try This Out of the Chute

first_imgCatch the last night of the annual Vancouver Rodeo as it completes its 43rd year. The night will be filled with crowd favorites such as steer wrestling, bull riding, team roping, barrel racing and bronco riding. Kids ages 8 and younger will test their sheep-riding skills during the mutton bustin’ event. There will be a free dance following the rodeo with DJ Glenn.When: Gates open at 5 p.m., rodeo starts at 7 p.m. tonight.Where: Clark County Saddle Club, 10505 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver.Admission: $10 to $25; $8 to $23 for seniors, active military members; $8 to $23 reserved for box seats for children up to 12, free general admission for children 6 and younger. $5 for parking.Telephone: 360-896-6654.Web: http://vancouverrodeo.comThe rodeo is one of many options for getting out and about this weekend.2. Railroad awayChelatchie Prairie Railroad will host an independence-themed ride featuring the restored steam engine. The historic railroad ride travels through the forests of north Clark County on a 12-mile round-trip.When: Noon and 2:30 p.m. today and Sunday.Where: Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, 207 N. Railroad Ave., Yacolt.Admission: $18, $17 for seniors, $13 for children ages 5-11, $11 for ages 2-4, free for children ages 2 and younger.Telephone: 360-686-3559.Web: http://bycx.com3. Jazz in Battle GroundThe second-annual Tastes and Tunes will celebrate the food and wine of north Clark County. The event features eats created by Battle Ground restaurants, drinks from local wineries and brewers and a jazz performance by the Patrick Lamb Band. Drop Dead Red will be the opening act. The concert will benefit the Battle Ground Rotary.When: 3 to 9 tonight.Where: Gardner Center, Northeast Highway 503 and Eaton Boulevard, Battle Ground.Admission: $30 for those 21 and older which includes five tasting tickets, $1 for additional tasting tickets.Telephone: 360-980-0130.last_img read more

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Petrochemical Boom Draws Environmental Concerns Transparency Concerns Surround Santa Fe ISD Board

first_imgHow investing in the arts could drive innovation in HoustonWhen we hear about “innovation,” we may automatically think of technology hubs like Silicon Valley or Austin. But what about arts and culture? How do they drive innovation?That’s what author and urban scholar and Elizabeth Currid-Halkett studies. She’s a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy. She’s speaking at a Rice University event tonight about the importance of cities investing in innovation for a competitive advantage.In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talks with Currid-Halkett about how Houston can invest more in the arts and why she says we’ll ultimately come out ahead for doing so. Thursday, September 27, 2018Transparency concerns surround Santa Fe ISD video policyThe Santa Fe school district’s policy of removing public comment from online board meeting videos has reportedly been raising questions about transparency.The Santa Fe school board has seen increased scrutiny since a deadly shooting in May.The Galveston Daily News reports the board began recording meetings in August but has been deleting public comments from those videos when they are posted online.The district told the Daily News it does so in the interest of student confidentiality and that the board keeps summaries of public comment in written minutes. Still, that reportedly has some people concerned. Gulf Coast petrochemical boom ignites environmental concernsIn a new report tallying up the Gulf Coast petrochemical industry boom of recent years, environmental groups say they’re worried industrial facilities are being built too close to flood-prone areas.Fracking has driven huge investments in plants that use oil and gas to make things like plastic and fertilizer. A report from the Environmental Integrity Project says regulators in Texas and Louisiana have approved 31 new plants – or plant expansions – along the coast over just the past two years. The report says the two states have approved more than 70 such projects since 2012. Two years after campus carry, what’s changed?Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaActing Captain Bret Collier of the University of Houston Police Department stands in front of the cabinets where license holders’ guns are stored.Last month, a federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit by three professors at the University of Texas at Austin that argued Texas’s campus carry law stifles free speech.Reporter Florian Martin asked the University of Houston Police Department what, if any, tangible effect the law has had on college campuses since its implementation. “There would be no way for us to know that because we don’t ask the question,” Lt. Bret Collier, acting captain for UHPD’s patrol division, said.center_img Body of UH student foundThe body of a University of Houston (UH) student who was missing since April 2017 has been recovered in north Houston and the medical examiner’s office has determined the manner of death was a homicide, the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences reported Wednesday. Sharelast_img read more

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Here Are Some of Steams Top Sellers of 2016

first_imgStay on target It was a great year for gaming in 2016, and if Steam’s top 100 best sellers of the year when it comes to PC gaming is any indication, there were plenty of titles to choose from for people into all genres.Valve has put together a collection where you can check out all the games in a list all their own, ranking from bronze all the way through platinum, with data as measured by the gross revenue each game gathered throughout the year. The Platinum level is rife with games you’d probably expect to be there, like Fallout 4, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Rocket League, and Grand Theft Auto V. No Man’s Sky is also up at the top, with plenty of drama attached to its release and subsequent fan furor.The Gold ranking includes favorites like Doom, Stardew Valley, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Rainbow Six Siege, and Team Fortress 2, which has been a consistent seller since its inception years ago. Silver tier games include Far Cry Primal, Watch Dogs 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dying Light: The Following, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.Rounding out the Bronze level were Left 4 Dead 2, DayZ, Kerbal Space Program, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Life is Strange, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Firewatch, Hitman, and more. There’s such a wide variety of games stretching out throughout all the tiers that it’s hard to say which was the best for gamers, but this proves people are buying tons of varied titles, and there are older favorites that still gain traction on the list for the year.It’s hard to say what we’ll see at the end of 2017 with some of the trends seen in the top 100, but no doubt we’ll probably see the same favorites like Left 4 Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, and other similar titles. Here’s to another awesome year in gaming!For more info on the best games of 2016 check out a great piece by Jeff Wilson over at our sister site PC Mag. Valve Steam Link App Brings Your PC Games to Mobile‘We. The Revolution’ Is ‘Ace Attorney’ With More… last_img read more

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Researchers claim water irrigation efficiency efforts actually cause more water use

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Science New cyberattacks against urban water services possible, warn researchers Explore further More information: Grafton et al. The paradox of irrigation efficiency, Science (2018). DOI: 10.1126/science.aat9314 Citation: Researchers claim water irrigation efficiency efforts actually cause more water use (2018, August 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-08-irrigation-efficiency-efforts.htmlcenter_img An international team of researchers has found that efforts to make irrigation systems more efficient are actually prompting more water use. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group explains the basis for their argument and offers suggestions about better ways to manage water use. © 2018 Phys.org Credit: CC0 Public Domain In recent years, it has become clear that the world is heading into a water crisis—there does not appear to be enough fresh water available to meet the coming demand. Also, natural aboveground and underground water reservoirs are being depleted with no clear alternatives in sight. In this new effort, the researchers note that one of the biggest uses of water is for growing crops—and many of those crops are grown in places that do not receive enough rainfall for proper growth. That has led to widespread irrigation. But irrigation in places like California’s Central Valley is not sustainable at its current pace—groundwater levels there have been dropping for decades. Noting that they need to take action, governments around the world have paid for research efforts aimed at finding ways to use water more efficiently—and one approach has been methods to make irrigation systems more efficient. These include technology such as drip systems, which offer plants the least amount of water possible to keep them growing.The researchers have been studying the efficiency of such systems, and have found that instead of using less water, they actually use more. They explain that this is because with normal watering systems, such as spraying fields, excess water makes its way back to surface or underground water systems. When using the more efficient methods, however, less water is able to re-enter natural systems, resulting in net losses. The researchers suggest that such efforts have thus far resulted in wasted money as many governments pay farmers to use the more efficient systems.The researchers suggest that such efforts be halted, and that more useful systems be put in place. They also note that comprehensive water measurement systems need to be used to give policymakers a tool for gauging the true results of irrigation efficiency projects.last_img read more

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Government partially vetoes bill allowing strikes in public services

first_imgNo related posts. Costa Rica’s executive branch vetoed two articles of a reform to the Labor Process Act because “they are unconstitutional and allow the possibility of strikes in essential services such as health and public security.”Labor Minister Sandra Piszk clarified that in spite of the veto, “the government supports most of the articles of the bill because it advances labor regulations.”According to the vetoed articles, the government would be unable to hire temporary staff to replace striking workers, and services would be paralyzed. These aspects “are contrary to the provisions of Article 61 of the Constitution and the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court,” the government said in a statement.Presidency Minister Carlos Ricardo Benavides said that “with this new legislation, when a strike like the one we had in JAPDEVA recently, the State could not hire workers to perform the work of loading and unloading [cargo containers]. This is unacceptable because it affects all our population.”“The government now expects the Legislative Assembly to correct these problems and make the reform a reality in the shortest possible time,” Communications Minister Francisco Chacón added. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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S Africa rapper gets 25 years in dragrace deaths

first_imgJOHANNESBURG (AP) – A South African judge has sentenced a hip-hop star and his co-accused to 25 years each in prison for the killings of four schoolchildren in a drag-race crash.The South African Press Association reported Wednesday that Magistrate Judge Brian Nemavhidi handed down the sentences to Molemo Maarohanye, best known by his stage name Jub Jub, and Themba Tshabalala. The judge previously ruled that the men had been driving under the influence of drugs at the time of the March 8, 2010, crash. Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homecenter_img Comments   Share   Parents, stop beating yourself up The crash in Soweto also seriously injured two other schoolchildren.Jub Jub is one of the most recognizable artists in South Africa. Thousands of high school students protested during his bail hearing in May and riots erupted when he was granted bail.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixlast_img read more

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How to Train Your Dragon stays No 1 Madea a

first_img‘How to Train Your Dragon’ stays No. 1, ‘Madea’ a strong 2nd This image released by Universal Pictures shows characters Astrid, voiced by America Ferrera, left, and Hiccup, voiced by Jay Baruchel, in a scene from DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” (DreamWorks Animation/Universal Pictures via AP) by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Mar 4, 2019 6:16 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” topped the North American box office for a second week, but close on its tail was Tyler Perry’s final installment of the “Madea” franchise. Driven by a largely female audience, “A Madea Family Funeral” had a better-than-expected debut.The third installment in the “How To Train Your Dragon” series grossed an estimated $30 million this weekend according to Universal Pictures on Sunday, bringing its domestic total just shy of $100 million. Worldwide, the DreamWorks Animation film has made over $375 million. In China alone it opened in first place with $33.4 million.“A Madea Family Funeral” took second place at the domestic box office with an estimated $27 million, a third best for the 15-year-old franchise. The “Madea” films have never been all that popular with critics — this one splattered out with a 24 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes — but audiences have never seemed to care. This time around the audience, which was 67 per cent female and 78 per cent over the age of 25, gave the film a solid A- CinemaScore.“That character just resonates,” said Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “These films are absolutely critic proof. The audience has spoken and they love Madea and they’re saying goodbye.”Further down the charts, the Neil Jordan stalker-thriller “Greta,” starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloe Grace Moretz, opened in eighth place to a mediocre $4.6 million.“Greta was just another newcomer released in 2019 that had a rough go in a slow marketplace,” Dergarabedian said. “This might have benefited from a platform release given the subject matter and the cast.”The acclaimed documentary “Apollo 11” also opened on 120 IMAX screens to $1.65 million.Many people, however, used this weekend to catch-up with the big winners at the Oscars, which took place last Sunday.Best-picture winner “Green Book” got the biggest post-Oscars bump, adding $4.71 million over the weekend from theatres. To date, “Green Book” has earned $75.2 million in North America and $188 million worldwide.The Universal-distributed film from Participant Media more than doubled its theatre count to 2,641 theatres and broke into the top 5 in its 16th weekend, not to mention the fact that it’s also available to rent on the small screen too.For comparison, last year’s best picture winner “The Shape of Water” added $2.3 million on the weekend following the Academy Awards, although that was playing in about 1,000 fewer theatres.“Green Book” wasn’t the only award-winner adding profits this weekend. Best Animated Feature winner “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” banked an additional $2.1 million, the encore version of “A Star Is Born” with 12 additional minutes of footage added $1.9 million, “Bohemian Rhapsody” earned $975,000 and “The Favourite” took in $825,000.“People wonder why studios spend millions on Oscar campaigns: They’re getting a nice boost and adding money even while they’re available on the small screen,” Dergarabedian said.But overall the box office continues to struggle industry-wide. Both the year and the weekend are down 26 per cent, in part due to the fact that there hasn’t been any film comparable to “Black Panther,” which accounted for the stellar early-year numbers in 2018.Marvel is coming back to save the day yet again, however: “Captain Marvel” opens nationwide next weekend.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. 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