first_imgThe Congress decision to field Navinchandra Bandiwadekar from Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency has come in for criticism after his photographs on the dais of right-wing group Sanatan Sanstha and his participation in the rally organised to support Vaibhav Raut, a go-rakshak from Nallasopara arrested for possessing arms, became public. Following the outrage on Twitter, sources in the Congress said the matter has been brought to the notice of the senior leadership and appropriate action will be taken. Mr. Bandiwadekar, president of the All India Bhandari Samaj Mahasangh, had participated in a rally to support Mr. Raut as he was a worker of the Mahasangh from Nallasopara. “I have no relationship with Sanatan Sanstha. I was there as Raut used to work for the community and I was told his wife and mother were treated badly by police. I do not support the ideology of Sanatan Sanstha,” he said. Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan said the party was aware of reports regarding Mr. Bandiwadekar. “The Congress is against extremist organisations like Sanatan Sanstha. An appropriate decision will be taken after a detailed inquiry,” he said. In August last year, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad raided Mr. Raut’s home and confiscated arms and ammunition. He was a member of the Bhandari community and co-founder of the Hindu Govansh Raksha Samiti, which is said to be affiliated to Hindu Janjagruti Samiti, an offshoot of Sanatan Sanstha. The Sanstha’s members have been named in the murders of rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, Communist leader Govind Pansare, author M.M. Kalburgi and journalist Gauri Lankesh.Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant issued a statement clarifying Mr. Bandiwadekar has no connection whatsoever with the Sanatan Sanstha. “Neither has he participated in the activities of the Sanatan Sanstha nor does he have any sympathy for it. Since there was pressure from the community considering rumours of presumbaly prejudiced action by police, he had to go as the president of the organisation,” said Mr. Sawant. He said Mr. Bandiwadekar strongly opposes the Sanstha’s ideology and followers and will continue to do so.last_img read more

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first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Both teams burned through their bullpens, and the relievers won’t get much rest. The Yankees and the AL East-leading Red Sox are set for a day-night doubleheader Sunday.Boston starter Chris Sale struck out 13 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings of three-hit ball. He leads the majors with 191 strikeouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsYankees starter Luis Severino allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. He gave up Mitch Moreland’s sacrifice fly in the third.Ben Heller (1-0) went two innings. Seven Yankees relievers combined to blank Boston on four hits for nine innings. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Doug Fister (0-3) gave up three runs in the 16th. Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a double, Gregorius and Austin Romine hit RBI singles and Gary Sanchez added a sacrifice fly.A day after Yankees blew a ninth-inning lead and lost, they rallied to win for just the eighth time in 28 games. New York closed within 3 1/2 games of Boston.The Red Sox had been 43-0 when leading after eight. Kimbrel, the winning pitcher in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, had his first career blown save at Fenway following 30 successful ones.Red Sox manager John Farrell put the game under protest after an odd sequence in the 11th.Holliday led off with a walk and Ellsbury followed with a grounder to Moreland at first base. Moreland threw to second for a forceout but Holliday retreated toward first and slid into the bag as shortstop Xander Bogaerts’ throw arrived.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New York Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury, Didi Gregoriusd and Aaron Judge, from left, celebrate after the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-1 in 16 innings in a baseball game in Boston, Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Didi Gregorius lined a go-ahead single in the 16th inning and the New York Yankees outlasted the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Saturday in the longest game between the bitter rivals at Fenway Park since 1966.Matt Holliday hit a tying home run off Boston closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth that cleared the Green Monster, and it took 5 hours, 50 minutes and 512 pitches to finish. That is, if it’s really over — the Red Sox put the game under protest after a bizarre play on the bases involving Holliday in the 11th.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Moreland wasn’t able to reach the ball, which hit Ellsbury and bounced into foul territory. Farrell argued in favor of an interference call and after a lengthy review, the umpires allowed Ellsbury to stay on first.The clubs last played 16 at Fenway on June 4, 1966, when Jim Gosger’s three-run homer gave Boston a 6-3 victory.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: Manager Joe Girardi said the club was “hopeful” that OF Aaron Hicks, on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right oblique, would “start doing some light baseball activity” when the club returns from its season-long, 11-game trip.Red Sox: Placed RHP Joe Kelly on the 10-day DL before the game with a strained left hamstring and recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Triple-A. . RHP Blaine Boyer left with right elbow tightness. . Bogaerts put on a soft brace to support his left ring and pinkie finger under his batting glove halfway through batting practice.HONOREDThe Red Sox welcomed about 1,300 Vietnam veterans and their families onto the field during a pregame ceremony.UP NEXTYankees: RHP Bryan Mitchell (1-1, 5.06 ERA) is set for the opener and RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-8, 5.47) in the nightcap Sunday.Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-11, 4.75) and LHP David Price (4-2, 3.91) are slated to start. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Venus Williams to play World TeamTennis for Washington View commentslast_img read more

first_imgKings XI Punjab would want to secure their second win on the trot when they host Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game today.However, it will not be easy to topple the men in purple who dominated Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last encounter. KKR won the game quite convincingly with Gautam Gambhir contributing an unbeaten 90 in their quest for a total of 142/7.Prior to that, KKR had lost against Mumbai Indians narrowly and in their opener they had overwhelmed Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens. The Kings themselves did not have a kingly start to their campaign as they came out second best in their first two games. At the start, they lost to Gujarat Lions by five wickets and then were beaten by Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets.However, on Sunday, Punjab stunned Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Pune Rising Supergiants by six wickets. The win would immensely boost their confidence ahead of the KKR tie. (Full IPL 2016 coverage )The Mohali track is supposedly flat and is likely to assist the batters. The game is likely to be a high scoring one and Punjab would once again want their top order to fire. In their last game, openers Manan Vohra and Murali Vijay knit a 97-run partnership to set up the chase. Glenn Maxwell has also found form but captain David Miller and Shaun Marsh need to pull their socks up.The bowling lineup is a bit inexperienced with Sandeep Sharma and Kyle Abbott leading the pace attack and they have leaked a lot of runs so far. KKR would want to capitalise on this weakness.advertisementFor the Knights it will be about their bowling who have managed to keep a tight leash on the opposition batsmen in two of the three matches played. The batting looks good too with Gambhir and Robin Uthappa in form upfront. Manish Pandey has some runs under his belt also but the likes of Yusuf Pathan, in the middle order, need to improve.last_img read more

first_imgAgainst the backdrop of celebrations marking Michael Schumacher’s 50th birthday on Thursday, the medical condition of Formula One’s most successful driver remains just as fiercely guarded by his close family.More than five years after a near-fatal brain injury in a skiing accident, the seven-time F1 champion continues to be cared for in total secrecy at home in the quiet Swiss town of Gland on the shores of Lake Geneva. He has been there since being transferred from a hospital in September 2014.”You can be sure that he is in the very best of hands and that we are doing everything humanly possible to help him,” Schumacher’s family said in a rare statement Wednesday. “Please understand if we are following Michael’s wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy.”It was while skiing with his teenage son Mick in the French Alps at Meribel that Schumacher fell on December 29, 2013. He hit the right side of his head on a rock, splitting open his helmet. Doctors at Grenoble hospital removed blood clots, but others were left untouched because too deeply embedded in his brain.With unsourced stories abounding, updates on his condition went from scarce to non-existent as his family closed ranks around him . But the family understands the level of devotion toward Schumacher from his legions of fans.Happy Birthday, #MichaelSchumacher – You are a hero and I wish you all the best on this special day! pic.twitter.com/WEOTYe6T0wadvertisementLothar Matthäus (@LMatthaeus10) January 3, 2019Coinciding with his birthday, the family released the Official Michael Schumacher App offering a virtual museum tour of his greatest achievements.”The app is another milestone in our effort to do justice to him and you, his fans, by celebrating his accomplishments,” the statement said.Many of those accomplishments were with Ferrari, where the German driving ace won five titles. The Italian manufacturer is honoring his 50th with a special museum exhibition of his achievements at its Maranello headquarters in northern Italy.Today we join the sporting world in sending our best wishes to Michael Schumacher on his 50th birthday. Laureus World Sports Awards winner and legend #KeepFightingMichael pic.twitter.com/6pz0oTAc5iLaureus (@LaureusSport) January 3, 2019His stature is Ferrari folklore is immense, while his impact on F1 is unparalleled with perhaps the exception of the late Brazilian great Ayrton Senna.Our champ turns 50 today. We’re all with you Michael #KeepFighting pic.twitter.com/hN4n8Br1apScuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) January 3, 2019Wishing a Happy 50th Birthday to the one and only Michael Schumacher.#KeepFightingMichael pic.twitter.com/uPX0iJDcKeWILLIAMS RACING (@WilliamsRacing) January 3, 2019Schumacher’s winners’ aura was perhaps unfairly viewed from the outside as cold and distant, when in essence he was incredibly appreciative of those he worked closely with. In 2000, he delivered Ferrari from years of frustration with a first world title since Jody Scheckter in 1979.All of us at McLaren are sending our best wishes to Michael @Schumacher and his friends and family as he celebrates his 50th birthday today. #KeepFightingMichael #Michael50 pic.twitter.com/K47xMQy1A3McLaren (@McLarenF1) January 3, 2019We join the whole of the #F1 family in sending Michael @Schumacher our very best wishes on his 50th birthday#KeepFightingMichael #Michael50 pic.twitter.com/jrewTNipSbFormula 1 (@F1) January 3, 2019Happy birthday champ. Wishing you the very best on your 50th. #KeepFightingMichael #Michael50 pic.twitter.com/7J4c4OZLm9Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) January 3, 201950 years ago, a star was born. A star who shaped and changed @F1 forever. Who broke records, redefined excellence and helped lay the foundations for our future success.We’d like to send our very best wishes to Michael @Schumacher on his 50th birthday. #KeepFighting #Michael50 pic.twitter.com/247WKprWCDMercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) January 3, 2019Happy 50th birthday, Goat!Stay strong and keep fighting!! pic.twitter.com/kHI3micbGhNico Hülkenberg (@HulkHulkenberg) January 3, 2019At the time, Schumacher spoke about the emotions he felt as the team celebrated wildly around him.”Those faces. Bright eyes everywhere and everyone cheering,” Schumacher said in recognition. “I would have loved to hug and kiss each and every one of them.”Schumacher won the next four F1 titles – even securing the 2002 title an astonishing six races before the end – on his way to a record 91 GP wins. His speed, consistency and work ethic were all unmatched.”He was winning races sometimes he shouldn’t have won,” said F1’s managing director Ross Brawn, who worked with Schumacher on all seven F1 titles. “He just had a majesty about him in that period.”advertisementDuring Schumacher’s glory years, F1 even rivalled soccer as the No. 1 sport in Italy – quite an achievement. Memorabilia from those halcyon days, including cars and race-worn helmets, has been on display in the German city of Cologne at The Michael Schumacher Private Collection since June of last year.”Michael can be proud of what he has achieved, and so are we,” his family’s statement said. “We want to remember and celebrate his victories, his records and his jubilation.”Schumacher has not been seen in public since his accident.Brawn and Jean Todt – the head of motorsport’s governing body FIA – are very close friends and have visited him at his Swiss home. Brawn reiterated the need for Schumacher to be shielded from the media spotlight.”I am constantly in touch with (Schumacher’s wife) Corinna and I totally agree with their decision,” Brawn said. “Michael has always been a very private person.”The exhibitions in Cologne and Maranello are initiatives of the Keep Fighting Foundation, launched by Schumacher’s family and of which Brawn and Todt are trustees.RISING STARIt was then-Ferrari general manager Todt who persuaded Schumacher to join him there after world titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995, where he had developed a dazzlingly successful rapport with Brawn.Todt rarely speaks publicly about Schumacher, out of respect, but revealed he watched the Brazilian GP with Schumacher at his Switzerland home in November.Brawn spotted the young Schumacher’s brazen talent during the World Sportscar Championship.”He was doing lap times on less fuel than the others, and beating them by a mile,” Brawn said, underling how even then Schumacher was “clearly incredibly quick.”They started working together at Benetton in 1991. A year later, Schumacher won his first F1 race at the Belgian GP and his astonishing career took off.”In ’94 when he won the first championship he was incredible,” Brawn said.Given his age and lack of experience at the time, Schumacher’s breakthrough Benetton days were arguably equal to his stellar time with Ferrari.”It’s difficult to define a peak,” Brawn told F1’s official podcast.HAMILTON CLOSING INFive-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has Schumacher’s records within his sights, and age relatively on his side.Given that the British driver is contracted with Mercedes for at least this season and next, he has a strong chance of equaling Schumacher’s seven titles and number of race wins.The 33-year-old Hamilton has won 73 races – 18 behind but with a slightly higher win ratio than Schumacher had.Hamilton, arguably F1’s greatest ever talent in qualifying, has eclipsed Schumacher’s record for pole positions: 83-68.They are level for most podiums in a season with 17. But Schumacher leads him in terms of consecutive podiums finishes overall 19-16, as well as fastest laps with a staggering 77-41.Schumacher also holds the F1 record for most wins at a single race: eight at the French GP.RISING SONHaving raced against Schumacher in F1 and then replaced him at Mercedes, Hamilton could well end up driving against Schumacher’s son.advertisementAll eyes will be on Mick Schumacher this year as he competes in F2 with the Prema Racing team.The 19-year-old Schumacher won last year’s F3 championship in style with eight wins and seven pole positions.It was another racing title for the Schumacher family, and maybe not the last.If Schumacher wins the F2 championship in 2019 then he, like other drivers such as Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, could well be fast-tracked into F1.last_img read more

first_imgNew Zealand will take inspiration from their 1st warm-up against India when they take on Sri Lanka in their opening match of the ICC World Cup 2019 in Cardiff. Sri Lanka, however, will bank on the experience of veterans Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews along with the exuberance of the 2 Kusals – Mendis and Perera to have any hopes of stifling their opponents.The 1996 champions are in dire need of motivation and captain Karunaratne himself has to inspire the unit. The left-hander, who had scored his maiden test hundred against the Black Caps in 2014, could be the glue that holds the Sri Lankan batting together. He will have the support of Malinga who can instil confidence into the team, both with his bowling and experience.Recent form:New Zealand had produced a top-class bowling performance against India but in their next warm-up against West Indies, the Kiwi bowlers were hammered for 421 runs giving them a stern reminder of days to come.The Emerald Islanders, on the other hand, have had a tough stay in England as they lost both their warm-up matches to South Africa and Australia.Match Prediction:In the 2015 World Cup edition, the Black Caps had opened their tournament with a rampant 98-run victory over Sri Lanka and they would once again like to replicate that performance. The Kiwis are certainly favourites to win today’s tie.Probable Playing XIs:Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan PradeepadvertisementNew Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Matt Henry(With IANS inputs)Also See:last_img read more

first_imgTodd McShay breaks down his first mock draft of 2019.A good portion of the buzz at the NFL combine has been around D.K. Metcalf and Montez Sweat. But ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay noticed another player who stood out to him in Indianapolis.On a recent edition of SportsCenter, McShay revealed that Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell was among the most-impressive players he saw at the NFL combine. McShay pointed to Campbell’s 4.31 40-time and 40″ vertical leap as traits that he really liked in him as a prospect.Campbell’s 4.31-40 time was tied for the fastest among receivers in the draft. His vertical was the fifth-best, while his 135″ broad jump was third-best.The senior wide receiver out of Ohio State had a career-year in 2018. He posted 90 receptions for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns – all career highs.The most impressive player I saw Saturday (not named Metcalf)? Ohio State’s Parrish Campbell. pic.twitter.com/pfkO54sUqD— Todd McShay (@McShay13) March 3, 2019NFL.com rates Campbell as an “Instant Starter” who draws comparisons to former Vikings Pro Bowl receiver Percy Harvin.But despite his potential, it is increasingly doubtful that any receiver will be taken ahead of Ole Miss superstar D.K. Metcalf.Tankathon’s mock draft currently has Campbell going No. 70 overall in the third round to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.But after showing off some of the best speed in the 2019 draft class, Campbell’s stock is certainly on the rise.last_img read more

first_img All the Best Online Memorial Day Sales to Shop in 2019 REI’s Gear Rental Program Will Change How You Experience the Outdoors This holiday season, gift-giving should be stress-free — right?That’s where Huckberry comes into play with a slew of holiday gift essentials for the stylish guy on your list. There’s no question that between the brand’s selection of tough outerwear, stylish watches, essential accessories, and beautiful home goods, you might just have found your one-stop shop. Along the way, you might want to pick up a gift or two for yourself, as well.Whiskey Peaks Rocks Glasses [$70]If you’re buying for your dad, your best friend or your father-in-law — or anyone who happens to be a whisky aficionado — there isn’t a more premium or well-made set of rocks glasses on the market. The glasses pay homage to the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, featuring a raised topographic impression of the country’s greatest mountain peaks. Everyone can raise a glass to that.Flint and Tinder 10-Year Hoodie in Forest [$89]Although its selection of stylish henleys is to be applauded, the 10-Year Hoodie from Flint and Tinder is what built the brand. It’s back this fall and winter in a wider array of colors than ever, and there’s no question that the comfortable, well-made and versatile 10-Year Hoodie is the perfect gift for the guy who appreciates casual cold-weather style. Add onto that the tough, stylish Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket and you’ve got the perfect weekend combo. Get one for yourself and curl up around the fire while you’re at it.Pappy Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup [$40]In keeping with the theme of delicious, gourmet gifts for the spirits lover in your life, you absolutely can’t go wrong with premium maple syrup aged in whiskey barrels. Pappy & Company’s barrel-aged syrup is aged six months in Pappy Van Winkle’s 15-year whiskey barrels — talk about a welcome stocking stuffer and a welcome topper to waffles and pancakes over Christmas break.Form*Function*Form Horween Leather Timex Chronograph [$120]What’s more rugged and durable than a classic Timex watch with chronograph functionality? The Horween leather strap — made in America — from form-function-form. It’s the perfect complement to a watch that works for everything from cold-weather travel style to a crisp business casual day at the office. Oh, and it’s sure to become a favorite of whomever you gift it to this season (especially if you pick one up for yourself).Uuni 2S Wood-Fired Oven [$299]Not every gift has to be small enough to fit under the tree. In fact, if you’ve got a budding chef in your life, there might not be a gift better suited for them than the Uuni Wood-Fired Oven. At 24 pounds, it’s light enough to travel for a tailgate or a camping trip, and it heats up quickly for the perfect wood-fired pizza (or whatever other treats you can dream up). It truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Grab a New Chrome Industries Bag with This Sitewide Promo Code Editors’ Recommendations Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It: Get One of these Great Tactical Watches The Short List of the Best Men’s Workout Clothing Brandslast_img read more

When It’s Time to Move, Here’s How to Sell Your House How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide 7 Most Popular Beard Styles for Men Right Now How to Grow and Maintain Stubble How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster Editors’ Recommendations Spring cleaning usually means purging all the crap (or in the spirit of earth month, donating, up-cycling and recycling it) you’ve accumulated through the year or if you are really on a bender, your life. It’s an annual practice that often proves stressful and an exercise in futility. We have an easier way to clean up without the inevitable fights that come with culling your belongings–clean yourself. That’s right. Just wash up. Easy, see? Here are some new cleansers to help you get it done on the daily.Anthony Conditioning Beard Wash $26This is one of those handy shampoo and conditioners in one but formulated for the hair on your face. It takes care of pesky beard problems like itchy skin and snarls and excessive crispiness with natural extracts and coconut oil.Brickell All in One Wash $34To the minimalist or anyone who appreciates the beauty of an uncluttered bathroom, this head-to-toe cleanser eliminates the need for 99% of what’s currently in your shower. Unless you feel the need to scoop up all three scents: masculine evergreen, refreshing spicy citrus and invigorating fresh mint.Every Man Jack Speed Shower Wipes $6Okay, these full body-cleansing wipes are a bit of a cheat as they require no actual washing. But sometimes you stink, don’t have time to shower and have to go out in public, and then that’s where these come in handy.Fatboy Daily Shampoo $26If you tend to load up on gels, pomades and/or waxes, you’ll need to give your scalp a deep cleaning every day. This shampoo is gentle enough to be used frequently while also doing a thorough job relieving your scalp of product build-up. read more

first_imgHealth officials confirmed today, Aug. 8, that the first probable human case of West Nile virus in the province this year is suspected to be travel-related. It is believed that a Nova Scotia resident became infected in July with the virus after spending time in Manitoba and Ontario. “We have seen no West Nile virus activity in the province despite extensive testing,” said Dr. Jeff Scott, the province’s chief medical officer of health. “This fact, combined with the person’s recent travel history to an area with West Nile virus activity and clinical history makes us confident that the disease was acquired outside of the province.” The resident has been hospitalized at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Nova Scotia has reported this case to Health Canada and is providing relevant information to other provincial public health authorities. “Our surveillance system has been operating since early July, however we still have no positive birds or positive mosquitoes in the province,” said Dr. Scott. “In the past, we have started to detect West Nile virus in birds in Nova Scotia in mid-August.” Dr. Scott said the province will continue to monitor for the virus in people, birds, mosquito pools and horses. He said the human health risk associated with West Nile virus is very low. The virus is spread to humans by mosquito bites. Nova Scotians can protect themselves against bites from mosquitoes by eliminating mosquito breeding sites, wearing loose fitting clothing that covers as much skin as possible and by using insect repellent containing DEET according to the instructions on the container. “Most people infected with the virus will have no symptoms. Others may have mild symptoms, and only a very small number of people will develop more severe symptoms,” he said. Anyone who demonstrates the more severe symptoms of the disease – – which include a severe headache, high fever, stiff neck and muscle soreness — should seek medical attention. The public is urged to continue reporting dead crows, blue jays and ravens to local offices of the Department of Natural Resources. Staff can then determine whether the bird is suitable for testing. To date, 120 birds have been tested for the virus this season. Information on West Nile virus is available by following the public health link on the Department of Health website at www.gov.ns.ca/health or at Health Canada’s website at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/westnile/index.html .last_img read more

first_img access to primary health care by a team of professionals, including doctors and nurse practitioners, between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., seven days per week same-day or next-day access to medical appointments 24/7 access to emergency care. During the day, doctors are available at the collaborative emergency centre to treat patients. Between 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m., an advanced care paramedic, teamed with a registered nurse, staffs the centre to ensure patients get the care they need. An EHS oversight physician provides assistance by phone. “From all reports, the new CEC model is working very well,” said Cumberland Health Authority CEO Bruce Quigley. “Patients are enjoying improved access to primary care and the community as a whole is pleased that ER closures are no longer a regular occurrence. Staff and physicians, as well as the paramedics who team up with our nursing staff to provide overnight coverage, are also supportive of this collaborative approach.” For more information on the province’s Better Care Sooner plan, visit www.gov.ns.ca/health/bettercaresooner . Close to 1,000 patients in the Parrsboro area have already experienced shorter waits and received expert 24/7 emergency care from highly trained doctors, nurses and paramedics at the South Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre. The opening of the collaborative emergency centre, the first of its kind in Canada, marks a key commitment under the province’s Better Care Sooner plan. Nova Scotians joined Premier Darrell Dexter and Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald in Parrsboro today, Sept. 12, to celebrate the official opening of the centre, which began seeing patients in July. “The creation of collaborative emergency centres is a key part of government’s commitment to ensure Nova Scotians and their families receive better health care, sooner,” said Premier Dexter. “By bringing emergency departments and local family practices together to work as a team, we are fulfilling that commitment in a way that makes sense for the province.” Emergency room problems, including long waits, overcrowding and unplanned closures, have plagued Nova Scotia’s health care system for years. Collaborative emergency centres are helping to address these issues by keeping emergency rooms open, reducing patient wait times and providing a team-based approach that offers continuity of care. This ensures that patients can get the appropriate treatment before a minor health issue turns into a health crisis. “The highly trained doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health-care professionals at this collaborative emergency centre are doing an exceptional job, and I want to thank them for their admirable work and support,” said Ms. MacDonald. “These committed health-care professionals have turned this CEC into a vital part of the community and a unique success story that the whole province can be proud of.” Annie Chagnon recently visited the centre with her 11-month-old daughter, who was running a high fever. The infant was immediately assessed by paramedics and nurses on site, who recommended a plan that provided her daughter with the best treatment. “Anyone who has children knows that when they are sick, you want answers immediately,” said Ms. Chagnon. “Without the CEC, I may have waited hours to see a doctor and by then my daughter’s condition could have worsened. “The level of attention and expert care my daughter received at the South Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre was exceptional. It is very reassuring to know that this resource is there for my daughter, and my family in the future.” The collaborative emergency centre in Parrsboro is the first to open in Nova Scotia. The province plans to open another three collaborative emergency centres by March 31, 2012, and four more the following year. The services at the CEC in Parrsboro include: last_img read more

first_imgWINNIPEG – A Statistics Canada report says 46 per cent of all incarcerated youth across Canada were Indigenous in 2016-17. Here is a breakdown by province of admissions to custody of Aboriginal youth during that time (in per cent):Newfoundland and Labrador: Males 6; Females 0Prince Edward Island: Males 13; Females 0New Brunswick: Males 11; Females 15Ontario: Males 10; Females 15Manitoba: Males 81; Females 82Saskatchewan: Males 92; Females 98British Columbia: Males 44; Females 60Yukon: Males 74; Females 100Northwest Territories: Males 94; Female 60Nunavut: Males 100; Females 100Source: Statistics Canada. Note: There was no information listed for Nova Scotia, Alberta or Quebec.last_img read more

first_imgThe largest fiesta north of the border, TD Salsa In Toronto’s sizzling event lineup features an acclaimed art exhibit by Colombian artist Mao Correa, a series of salsa parties and more free dance classes than ever before across the GTA, all in preparation for the FREE TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival Weekend.Canada’s favourite Latin street party is back for a 14th straight year to heat up the summer, transforming mid-town Toronto into a nonstop dancing frenzy during the annual TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival. From the beginners and non-dancers who come for lessons on the street, to semi-pro Salsa dancers who amaze the crowds, the family fiesta attracts Salsa enthusiasts from near and far. It is one of Toronto’s only events where attendees not only take in the entertainment, but are also part of the entertainment! Enjoy all the tastes, sights and sounds that the festival has to offer with free on-site dance lessons, live music, colourful folklore presentations, authentic Latin American cuisine, and kid’s entertainment. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Through The Ready Commitment, TD is proud to sponsor Salsa in Toronto to celebrate Canada’s largest Latin festival. Having supported this event since 2014, we recognize that cultural festivals have the power to unite us and teach us about one another. Salsa in Toronto offers shared experiences of music and dance that open doors to a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow by connecting diverse communities and ensuring that everyone feels like they belong.” Andrea Barrack, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group.“As Canada’s renowned ambassador of Latino lifestyle, music, dance, arts, and cuisine, the mission of the Canadian Salsa Festivals Project (CSFP), a not-for-profit organization, is to showcase Canada’s rich diversity and the contributions of various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society,” said CSFP Executive Director, Marana Bayon-on. “Our focus is on celebrating the best of the Latino culture in Canada enjoyed by the country’s 1.8 million Spanish speakers and all Canadians with an appetite and passion for the Latino lifestyle.”“As Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, TLN Media Group is proud to have been the official festival media sponsor every year since the festival’s inception in 2005,” said TLN Media Group President, Aldo Di Felice. “TD Salsa in Toronto and TD Salsa on St. Clair are excellent examples of how the TLN Media Group has been connecting cultures on television and in communities through storytelling and shared experiences for 35 years.  What started as a local two-day event initiated by TLN in collaboration with the Hillcrest Village BIA, is now a nationally recognized celebration.  Each year, the events attract hundreds of thousands of lovers of salsa and Latino culture from across the region and beyond and we couldn’t be happier to be part of its growing success.”Mark your calendar and get your dancing shoes out…It’s going to be ¡Caliente!Go to SalsaInToronto.com for the complete festival lineup.About TD Salsa In Toronto Festival www.SalsaInToronto.comCanada’s #1 Latino-themed celebration features the TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival in addition to a series of city wide events that celebrate the Latino culture through music, dance, art and cuisine. The annual FREE TD Salsa on St. Clair Festival transforms midtown Toronto into Canada’s biggest salsa party featuring international performers, non-stop dancing, Latin foods and family fun.  TD Salsa in Toronto and TD Salsa on St. Clair are produced by the Canadian Salsa Festivals Project, a federally incorporated Not-for-Profit organization.center_img TORONTO, June 11, 2018 — The Canadian Salsa Festivals Project announces the ¡Caliente! 2018 lineup for Canada’slargest celebration of Latin culture, the award-winning TD Salsa in Toronto Festival.  The main event during the month-long calendar of city-wide festivities throughout July is the 14th annual TD Salsa on St. Clair Street Festival on Sat. July 7th  & Sun. July 8th. Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Analysts said Thursday that Shaw Communications Inc. was the big winner from Ottawa’s decision to set aside 43 per cent of the next spectrum auction for regional wireless carriers and potential new rivals, but stock markets didn’t react.“Given well-established network partnerships . . . and consolidation over the years, we believe none of the key wireless players in Canada are really starved for spectrum,” telecom analyst Phillip Huang wrote for Barclays Capital.“Having said that, Shaw still has the smallest spectrum portfolio compared to its peers, and we believe the 600MHz auction is most important to Shaw.”However, Huang and other analysts said the government’s position had been well-telegraphed and they didn’t expect much impact on share prices.At the end of trading Thursday, none of the five publicly traded companies with wireless operations was up or down even a full percentage point and the only decline was Shaw, down five cents to $24.82 — about 0.2 per cent.The Calgary-based cable, internet and satellite company is relatively new to the wireless industry which it hadn’t pursued aggressively until it bought Wind Mobile two years ago and rebranded it as Freedom Mobile in late 2016.Canaccord Genuity analyst Aravinda Galappatthige agreed that Shaw, as well as Quebecor’s Videotron cable division, would be able to enhance their spectrum position at a relatively low cost.“Recall the incumbents had argued against set-asides for Shaw and Quebecor, highlighting that these are well-established cable companies and that their wireless operations can no longer be deemed ‘new entrants’, ” he wrote.Nevertheless, he added, it’s apparent the government “is keen to move ahead with its initiatives to improve wireless affordability in Canada and believes that this framework would further encourage greater competition.”Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said as much in an interview Thursday.“Canadians pay some of the highest cell phone prices in the G7 (industrialized countries) and we, as a government, want to see the prices to go down for Canadian consumers,” said Bains, who is the minister responsible for telecom.“By putting aside 43 per cent of the spectrum, for regional competitors and potential new market entrants, we believe this will increase competition, this will promote better quality services and — more importantly — this will provide affordable prices for Canadians.”However, Bell Canada — which has the country’s largest telecommunications and media business — issued a statement Thursday re-iterating its opposition to giving Shaw and Quebecor such a financial advantage.“Even prior to this decision, the federal government had handed out $4 billion in wireless spectrum subsidies to cable companies over the last 10 years,” Bell said.“In terms of new entrants, we expected some level of spectrum set asides but 43 per cent is far too generous considering the level of subsidies they’ve already received over the years and their slow pace of service rollouts.”Rogers Communications Inc. was also critical of the government’s spectrum decision that was largely in line with its position going into a consultation process that began last year.“The wireless market is fiercely competitive with four facilities-based service providers with multiple brands in virtually every market competing to win the hearts and minds of Canadians, and the startups of a decade ago are now well-capitalized regional players who do not require government assistance,” said David Watt, Rogers senior vice-president for regulatory affairs.“Going forward, we hope the government recognizes this and adopts more balanced auction rules as the country gets ready for 5G.”Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI-B)(TSX:BCE)(TSX:SJR.B)last_img read more

Mr. Ban “deplores the criminal attacks carried out over the past several days against the Lebanese army and security forces” and considers them an assault on Lebanon’s stability and sovereignty, his spokesperson said in a statement.The statement added the Secretary-General also condemns the attack today against a six-vehicle convoy from the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) that was trying to deliver humanitarian supplies to the camp, Nahr el-Bared.The convoy had reached the perimeter of the camp – home to about 31,000 Palestinians – when it was hit by shells, causing heavy damage to three vehicles and destroying water towers and bladders, milk, bread and medical supplies.Mr. Ban “calls for the immediate establishment of safe corridors to allow medical staff to assist and evacuate those in need,” the statement said. “He is deeply saddened by the civilian casualties that have resulted and he appeals to all concerned to do their utmost to avoid further bloodshed.”Mr. Ban’s call was echoed by UNRWA’s Director in Lebanon Richard Cook, who voiced deep concern about the worsening humanitarian situation inside Nahr el-Bared, where media reports say dozens of civilians have been killed since fighting between the Lebanese army and Fatah el-Islam members erupted on Sunday.Mr. Cook said UNRWA is trying to provide essential care, food and water to camp residents and to evacuate the dead and the injured, working in close cooperation with the Lebanese army, the Lebanese Red Cross, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).Under regular conditions UNRWA provides basic services to Nahr el-Bared, including primary health care at a camp clinic where UN doctors examine 500 patients a day normally.In the statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban also strongly condemned the terrorist bombing that took place last night in the Verdun district of the Lebanese capital, Beirut. Media reports say 10 people were injured in the blast and several apartments and cars were badly damaged.The Secretary-General said he is monitoring the situation carefully and remains in close contact with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and other regional leaders. 22 May 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led mounting United Nations concern today about the continuing deadly clashes between the Lebanese army and Fatah el-Islam gunmen at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon, urging all sides to avoid more bloodshed. read more

According to him the new Lankan government’s call for a domestic or hybrid mechanism to replace any international judicial process was an attempt to deflect the call for referral to the ICC and to delay other meaningful actions on accountability. Efforts to establish a domestic truth and reconciliation commission, he said would be another diversionary tactic to protect those who committed serious crimes against Tamils. Citing the UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka, he said there were 70,000 casualties in the first six months of the war and quoted former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton who had listed Sri Lanka along with Bosnia, Burma, Congo and Sudan where rape was used a tactic of war. The unitary Lankan State and judiciary were not ethnically neutral and most of the crimes were perpetrated by the State apparatus. The island judiciary was always subservient to political leadership when it came to abuses against Tamils. Even under a Tamil Chief Justice, no prosecution was ever brought against anyone for the mass killings of Tamils in 1983, he added.TGTE Senator Saraswathi, Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi leader T Velmurugan, DVK president ‘Kolathur’ Mani and Tamil nationalist leader Thiagu were present on the occasion. Launching a signature campaign to press for a trial by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into the genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils, Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) Prime Minister V Rudrakumaran on Wednesday said active support of the people of Tamil Nadu was crucial for generating international opinion to render justice to the Sri Lankan Tamils, the New Indian Express reported.Inaugurating the campaign in Chennai through skype, he urged the United Nations to refer the genocide of Sri Lankan Tamils to the ICC or establish a similar credible international judicial mechanism for investigation and prosecution of the war crimes and genocide. Listing out the reasons for an international investigation, the TGTE Prime Minister said “Even though the President has changed, the political environment vis-a-vis Tamils has not changed. Several former military personnel, including the military commander at the end of the war General Sarath Fonseka are in senior positions in the current government. The fact that the military apparatus is still intact and the militarisation of the north east continues to perpetuate fear among Tamils and had a deep impact on day to day activities. Therefore, it is unlikely that victims and witnesses will be truly independent before a domestic or hybrid tribunal”.Besides, President Sirisena has served as Defence Minister during the end of the war, when large number of Tamils were killed and Sri Lanka did not have criminal provisions for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. read more

LONDON — With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next leader of the Conservative Party and British prime minister, the outlook for the British economy has certainly become murkier — and potentially more perilous.Johnson’s comprehensive victory over Jeremy Hunt has made it more likely that Britain could leave the European Union on Halloween without a withdrawal agreement, a prospect that even the most ardent Brexit believers concede would be disruptive in the short-term before any benefits start to manifest.Most economists think a so-called “no-deal” Brexit will be a lot worse than that.Pan Pylas, The Associated Press read more