The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) on Wednesday wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, recommending that Ladakh be declared a tribal area under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. The Sixth Schedule provides for the administration of tribal areas after setting up autonomous district and regional councils. “The Commission, after careful consideration, recommends that the Union Territory of Ladakh be brought under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution… Accordingly, NCST chairperson (Nand Kumar Sai) has written to Home and Tribal Affairs Ministers conveying the recommendation,” a statement said. The NCST feels this will help “democratic devolution of powers, preserve and promote distinct culture of the region, protect agrarian rights including rights on land and enhance transfer of funds for speedy development of the region,” it said. Growing demand The NCST’s recommendation comes against the backdrop of growing demand from a predominantly tribal population and political leaders of Ladakh for according “tribal area” status to the region. The Home Ministry is the central authority for declaring an area as a “tribal area”. “The Commission discussed the issue of including Ladakh under the Fifth or Sixth Schedule of the Constitution at a meeting held on August 27. Later, on September 4, the NCST consulted the Home, Law and Tribal Affairs Ministries in this regard,” NCST Joint Secretary S.K. Ratho said. “After discussing the issue in detail, the Commission decided to recommend ‘tribal area’ status for Ladakh under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution,” he said.
The first teaser of Baaghi actor Tiger Shroff’s superhero film A Flying Jatt is finally here and the turbaned superhero has a mighty challenge in front of him as he has to face off against the seven feet tall power-lifter, strongman, retired professional wrestlerand Mad Max: Fury Road villain Nathan Jones. That’s right the bad guy in A Flying Jatt is none other than the gigantic Nathan Jones who played the baddie Rictus Erectus in 2015’s multiple Oscar winner Mad Max: Fury Road.A Flying Jatt directed by choreographer-turned-filmmaker Remo D’Souza stars Shroff as a superhero who has been given divine powers to battle evil on earth. He will be seen romancing Dishoom star Jacqueline Fernandez in the film.ALSO READ: Tiger Shroff sports a beard in new poster of A Flying JattALSO READ: Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani romance each other in new song BefikraALSO READ: After Befikra, Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani to be seen together in Munna Michael The 1-minute-teaser focuses on Shroff’s and Jones’s individual powers. We also see glimpses of the two flying high into the sky and fighting amidst the clouds in a sequence similar to the battle between General Zod and Superman in 2013’s Man of Steel.Left: Tiger Shroff, Right: Nathan Jones, in stills from A Flying Jatt Shroff’s A Flying Jatt is India’s youngest superhero. Tiger Shroff is only 26 years old right now, compared to Shah Rukh Khan who played G.One in 2011’s Ra.One at 46, and both Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan who played superheroes in Krrish (2006) and Drona (2008) respectively, at 32.advertisementTiger Shroff romances Jacqueline Fernandez in a still from A Flying JattShroff is rising in fame and stature film by film and has developed a following for being a bankable action star. While his first two films, Heropanti and Baaghi were not critically praised, both films earned him plaudits for his ability to be a convincing action hero.Thanks to his boyish looks, Tiger has also made a mark as a romantic hero. His chemistry with rumoured girlfriend Disha Patani, in the recently released video for Befikra, composed by Meet Bros., has been widely appreciated.Meanwhile, Shroff’s ladylove in A Flying Jatt, Jacqueline Fernandez is busy promoting her upcoming film Dishoom all over India.Watch the trailer of A Flying Jatt here:A Flying Jatt, directed by Remo D’Souza and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures, is set to release in theatres on Aug 25 this year.
For decades China, which boycotted the tribunalFor decades China, which boycotted the tribunal questioning its legality has been asserting that its emperors have discovered the islands hundreds years ago and have been exercising control over the area throughout the history.But its claims came into conflict with the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan as they hardly have exclusive economic zones (EEZ) provided by UNCLOS which Beijing declined to recognise.While the Philippines filed the case in 2013, Beijings claims over the SCS are also contested by Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan and Indonesia as well.Scientists believe that the seabed of the South China Sea could contain unexploited oil, gas and minerals. Major shipping lanes vital to world trade pass through the SCS, carrying raw materials, finished products, as well as huge quantities of oil and gas.Beijing views the South China Sea as its own backyard, a place where it is entitled to free, uninterrupted rein and where its growing navy should be able to operate unhampered.Xi said that China has always been a guardian of international rule of law and of fairness and justice, and will always adhere to the path of peaceful development.”China is firmly committed to peace and stability in the South China Sea, and to settling the disputes with countries directly involved, through peaceful negotiations based on the recognition of historical facts and in accordance with international law,” the President said.Ahead of the ruling, the US had asked China to learn from Indias handling of its maritime disputes with neighbours.advertisementIn 2014, the same court that gave verdict on the SCS ? ruled against India in favour of Bangladesh in a three-decade- old maritime dispute. To Indias great credit, it accepted the decision and has abide by it.As the concerns over the verdict rose here, specially its international impact, the Chinese military which is building its installations on the artificial islands asserted that it will “resolutely protect” Beijing?s sovereignty over the area, where the US navy has made big inroads.Yang Yujun, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defence, said that Chinese military will resolutely protect the countrys national sovereignty, security and maritime rights and interests, and will address threats and challenges.”The position of the Chinese government on the SCS arbitration initiated by the Philippines is consistent and clear,” Yang said, stressing that Chinese military will resolutely protect its national sovereignty, security and maritime rights and interests; safeguard regional peace and stability; and cope with all kinds of threats and challenges.Responding to questions on the Chinese navys recent drills in the SCS, Yang said that the drill was a routine matter in line with the militarys annual exercise plan.Yang said that the drill, seen as a muscle flexing by China ahead of the tribunal verdict, targeted potential situations at sea and was a live-fire test to boost the navys capabilities to fulfil missions.Hours before the tribunal delivered its verdict, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China will not even officially receive the judgment of the tribunal as it has no legal basis.Lu warned that China will resort to “solemn response” against anyone challenging its stand. PTI KJV ZH AKJ ZH
THESSALONIKI (AP) — PAOK won the Greek league for the first time in 34 years after beating Levadiakos 5-0 Sunday.Yevhen Shakhv scored twice for the hosts, along with goals from Diego Biseswar, Fernando Varela and Karol Swiderski.With one round left, PAOK is five points ahead of second-place Olympiakos.PAOK also won the title in 1976 and 1985.With PAOK already up 2-0 after Biseswar scored from the penalty spot in the eighth minute, the game turned into a long, raucous celebration.“I was 18 (when PAOK last won the league) and now I’m 52. This says everything,” said PAOK fan Nikos Kouroutzidis. “Obviously, a great moment. I hope I don’t get to 90 before we win the next championship.”PAOK players raise a trophy as they celebrate their Greek Super League title in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Sunday, April 21, 2019. PAOK won the Greek league with a round to spare after beating Levadiakos 5-0, 34 years after the last time the team won the championship. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)A huge celebration at the city’s waterfront was underway with tens of thousands of fans at the city’s iconic monument, the White Tower, waiting to greet PAOK’s players as their bus slowly inched forward.The road to glory… #GreekChampions #PAOK #TheFutureIsHere pic.twitter.com/IiF5PI3hmQ— PAOK FC / ΠAOK (@PAOK_FC) April 22, 2019“People have been patient … the people have been yearning for one all these years,” said former PAOK star Giorgos Koudas. The 72-year-old attacking midfielder, who spent all of his senior career at PAOK from 1963 to 1984, playing 602 games, was the captain of the team that won the title in 1976.Larissa, the 1988 champion, is the only team other than PAOK to break the stranglehold of the Athens “big three” — AEK, Olympiakos and Panathinaikos — ever since a national league started in 1959.PAOK fans gather around the White Tower to celebrate their team’s Greek Super League championship title in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, early Monday, April 22, 2019. PAOK won the Greek league with a round to spare after beating Levadiakos 5-0, 34 years after the last time the team won the championship. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)“PAOK represents the struggle of the downtrodden against the powerful,” said Father Christos Mitsios, a 60-year-old priest, who is a regular at PAOK’s games. “The hope that at some day we would break the establishment kept us strong all these years,” he said, while struggling to be heard above the bass drum beaten by “Ze,” another Toumba Stadium fixture.When you clinch your domestic title for the first time in 34 years ??And you’re still unbeaten in that league campaign ?#MondayMotivation brought to you by @PAOK_FC ??pic.twitter.com/gbfBlYiaY7— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) April 22, 2019For Koudas, things have been improving lately, and he prefers to focus on the growing gap at club level between Greek soccer and most other European countries.“We get rid of coaches too easily, we don’t bring in quality players. We need investment, and a good organization,” he said.PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis, a Greek-Russian tycoon, provided investment but was also partly responsible for PAOK missing out on a very close race last season after storming the field near the end of a game with eventual champion AEK. A gun in a holster was clearly visible underneath his coat.___By COSTAS KANTOURIS Associated PressDemetris Nellas contributed to this report from Athens.PAOK chairman Ivan Savvidis is cheered by fans during celebrations for the Greek Super League title in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Sunday, April 21, 2019. PAOK won the Greek league with a round to spare after beating Levadiakos 5-0, 34 years after the last time the team won the championship. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)PAOK fans cheer on their team during a Greek Super League soccer match against Levadiakos in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)PAOK fans cheer on their team during a Greek Super League soccer match against Levadiakos in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Sunday, Apr. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)TweetPinShare1414 Shares
Oklahoma State lost a key cog in one of the most productive units of the defense on Saturday, as Mike Gundy announced that redshirt junior defensive end Vili Leveni suffered a season-ending injury during the game against Kansas State.“We lost Vili today,” Gundy said after the game via The O’Colly. “Vili’s got an injury and he’s out for the year. We were kind of down one guy there.”Leveni was a key piece along the defensive line for the Pokes, as he provided a versatility that allowed OSU to plug him in both at defensive tackle and defensive end.There has yet to be an official report on the nature of the injury suffered, but it is worth noting that he also suffered a season ending injury last year that forced him to miss the entire football season.Glenn Spencer was bummed out about the whole thing.“He said, ‘I’m sorry, Coach. My bad,’” Spencer told the Tulsa World after the game. “Are you kidding me? I just hugged his neck and said, ‘You don’t have to be sorry about anything. You’re out there fighting, man, you’re a warrior.’ Yeah, he said that to me. I couldn’t believe that. That’s just how bad he wants to be out there.”This season, he racked up two sacks, and twelve tackles, and will now leave OSU dangerously thin at defensive end, with Jordan Brailford also still out after suffering an injury in the preseason.Cole Walterscheid and Jarrell Owens have taken over as starters, and with Leveni out, it’s likely that junior college transfer Tralund Webber and redshirt sophomore Trey Carter will see their playing time increased over the final weeks of the season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Share via Email The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Read more “Football will never be equal, it doesn’t live in a bubble, but I truly believe it is Uefa’s role as guardians of the European game to ensure that football in every one of the 55 member associations can exploit its full potential, and we will work to support this.”Ceferin has proposed some limited ideas for improving “competitive balance”, which Uefa officials are exploring, but the top clubs’ efforts are aimed in the opposite direction, at increasing financial dominance, backed by threats of breaking away.Perry noted that the game’s financial position is predicted to change considerably with the “increasingly rapid fragmentation of the media landscape” which includes streaming by internet platforms and perhaps by clubs themselves. “That will not be easy or painless,” he predicted.The report also documented the modern prevalence of gambling companies sponsoring football clubs, finding they did so in 26 European leagues, and were the most common shirt sponsor in 10. The Premier League, in which nine clubs were sponsored by betting companies, had the second-highest level of such concentration, after Bulgaria’s top division. Clubs across the top divisions of European leagues have recorded an overall profit for the first time, reversing years of losses before the implementation of financial fair play (FFP) rules, a Uefa analysis of the 2017 financial year has revealed.The unprecedented “bottom line” profit, a total of €615m (£545m) made by the 700 top-flight clubs in Europe’s 55 national leagues, represents a fundamental turnaround since 2008-11, when clubs’ total losses amounted to more than €5bn (£4.4bn), Uefa said.European football’s governing body introduced its FFP rules in response to those losses, as clubs competed with each other by overspending on escalating players’ wages, without any limits. Sefton Perry, head of Uefa’s intelligence centre analytics, said the excessive spending began to be staunched after the introduction of FFP, which limits losses clubs can make even if covered by a wealthy owner.In 2016-17 clubs’ revenues grew faster than the wages they paid for the fourth year out of five, a reversal of football’s tendency before FFP’s introduction, when wages increased more than revenues ever year. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Read more Uefa European club football Manchester City refuse to give Uefa any comment on FFP allegations Topics Reuse this content news Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger “The health of European club football has improved dramatically since 2012,” Perry said, “with losses declining every year and overall profitability being reported for the first time.”Uefa’s latest “benchmarking” financial report also documented the commercial dominance of the Premier League compared with the other major leagues in Europe. The 20 clubs in England’s top division made total revenues of €5.3bn in the 2016-17 financial year, the most recent for which full information is available, almost double that of the league with the next highest total revenues, La Liga, whose clubs made €2.9bn.Bundesliga clubs made €2.8bn during the same financial period, those in Serie A €2.1bn, and Ligue 1 €1.6bn, less than a third of Premier League clubs’ revenues. Of all Europe’s top clubs, only Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid received more TV revenue than even the 20th Premier League club in 2017, relegated Sunderland, who received £93m.The Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, while celebrating European football’s “underlying health”, its first overall profit and a general 9% increase in revenues cautioned about the game’s widening financial gap. TV income is generally increasing and attendances growing across Europe – 2017-18 was a record year for crowds, with a total of 105 million people going to matches – but the report found that the “absolute revenue gaps” between leagues are increasing. Remarkably, the top 12 clubs with global sponsorship deals – the report does not name clubs individually – accounted for 39% of sponsorship and commercial revenues across Europe, almost double the 22% of 10 years ago.Ceferin said: “Recent issues of this report have brought the challenges of polarisation and competitive balance into focus, illustrating how financial gaps are augmented by globalisation and technological change, and it is therefore more essential than ever that all stakeholders work together to keep football strong up and down the pyramid. Financial fair play
AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 03: Head coach Dana Holgorsen of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after the game against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen has been linked to a couple of other head coaching vacancies in recent weeks.Holgorsen has been successful with the Mountaineers, but some have speculated that he might be ready for a change.The Texas Tech job is one of the gigs Holgorsen has been linked to.One report says he is indeed interested in the job.“We can confirm that Dana Holgorsen was interested in the Texas Tech opening but Kirby Hocutt declines to interview him (this) morning.”We can confirm that Dana Holgorsen was interested in the Texas Tech opening but Kirby Hocutt declines to interview him morning. @RedRaiderNation @KAMCNews— That David Collier (@CollieronTV) November 29, 2018Texas Tech reportedly has narrowed its coaching search to one man.Utah State head coach Matt Wells is reportedly the frontrunner for the job.Have heard that #UtahState’s Matt Wells is a front runner for the #TexasTech job.. The Lubbock Avalanche Journal is reporting now that he’s in negotiations with Tech. https://t.co/F68fhlRbZW— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 29, 2018Stay tuned.
New Zealand vs South Africa, World Cup 2019 Broadcast: When and where to watch Live StreamingICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Here you can find all the details regarding when, where and how to watch Match 25 of the World Cup between New Zealand vs South Africa in Birmingham.advertisement India Today Web Desk BirminghamJune 19, 2019UPDATED: June 21, 2019 12:41 IST South Africa take on New Zealand in a must-win game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. (Reuters Photo)South Africa will face New Zealand in Match 25 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Wednesday.South Africa are in a must-win situation as a defeat here may hamper their chances of further qualification in the tournament.The Proteas recorded their worst start to a World Cup after losing their first three games on the trot. It was followed by a wash-out before they went onto to register a satisfying win against bottom-placed Afghanistan.Lungi Ngidi’s return will boost South Africa’s chances of winning their virtual quarter-final against New Zealand.Faf du Plessis will expect a lot from veteran spinner Imran Tahir, who was in terrific form for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019.In contrast, New Zealand are yet to face defeat in the tournament and are lying second on the table with three wins and a washout.The likes of Kane Williamson, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor make the Black Caps a formidable batting unit.What TV channel and live stream is the World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs South Africa on?All World Cup 2019 matches can be viewed on – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 in Hindi, Star Sports HD. Hotstar.com and Hotstar app will live stream all the games.Where will the World Cup 2019 match between New Zealand vs South Africa be played?The World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs South Africa will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham from 3 PM IST on Wednesday, June 19.Where can I watch the World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs South Africa live?advertisementThe match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs South Africa?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket-world-cup-2019What are the squads for the World Cup 2019 match New Zealand vs South Africa?New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Tom BlundellSouth Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine PretoriusAlso Read | New Zealand vs South Africa, World Cup 2019 Match 25: Prediction and probable playing XIAlso Read | New Zealand vs South Africa, World Cup 2019: Weather updates from Birmingham on WednesdayAlso See:For 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 Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow New Zealand vs South AfricaFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Next
Healthy eating almost cost Jason Burke his marriage. Honestly. He became so enamored with crafting his own beef jerky that his wife finally unplugged his meat dehydrators and told him she was tired of her friends always asking her if she’d just come from a BBQ. Her clothes always had a smoky, barbecued scent.“There was a time when there was nothing in our refrigerator except gallon jars of marinade and raw meat,” said Burke. “My wife was getting frustrated.”Burke eased the marital tension by removing evidence of his hobby from their kitchen and renting a 200 square-foot catering kitchen. His hobby expanded into an impressive business and his marriage grew even stronger.Once he moved the operation to a separate facility, he witnessed an amazing transformation. He put up a website almost overnight and without any type of marketing or social media push, people started buying the product and demand exploded.“I spent the next two years figuring it out,” he said. “I still had my day job and I’d go in the evenings and sell online. I was learning about manufacturing, branding, and how to build a following. In September 2012, I put in my two-week notice and went full-time selling The New Primal.”Sales were exclusively online at that point, but Burke put packs of jerky in a backpack and walked around passing out samples to stores and shops. Now his product is found in every state in the country—more than 3,000 retail locations in all. It’s in every REI store in the country, plus a wide variety of grocery stores and independent retailers.The thing that makes The New Primal jerky so appealing is that Burke says it’s the most responsible and cleanest jerky on the market. It has the lowest sugar and sodium per ounce as compared with other brands. Their beef is from 100% grass fed, free range, humanely raised livestock.He had just moved to Charleston, S.C. four and a half years ago when he got on a health kick. He started a new fitness regime and became more interested in diet and nutrition. He latched onto a paleo primal diet before it became so trendy.“I wasn’t a big carb guy anyway,” he said. “It was real easy for me to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner, but in between was rough. I got tired of just having trail mix all the time. I knew jerky was a great snack, but the problem was I couldn’t find jerky that was clean. Everything I looked at was full of salt and full of sugar.”Related: Learn All About Making Jerky With “The Jerky Bible”He started making jerky purely for his own healthy snacking, but as he began sharing it with co-workers and friends at the gym, they began asking for more. He went from one dehydrator to six in about six months, giving him a clue for the demand for what he was producing.The New Primal currently uses two manufacturing facilities—one in southern California and the other in Nebraska. They produce beef jerky (original and spicy), turkey jerky, and jerky plus, which is a combination of beef jerky and trail mix loaded with raw almonds, cashews, and fruit. Retail price for a 4-pack is $26.95 for all varieties. Along with the 100% grass-fed beef, the product is gluten free and produced without artificial ingredients or preservatives.Next up—the company is considering exploring healthy animal fats. “We’re seeing a demand for lard and beef tallow that people used to cook with and then stopped when they thought canola oil was healthy,” said Burke. “Now it’s coming back. If we can use the entire animal, we will.” Is Falconer the Coolest Drinks Industry Profession Out There? Lenny Kravitz’s New Twice Toothpaste Will Make Plaque Fly Away Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovic’s Swanky Miami Retreat The Burger Show’s Alvin Cailan Shares His Burger-Making Secrets A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America Editors’ Recommendations
Frankfurt Am Main (Germany): German prosecutors said Wednesday they had charged former Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler with fraud over the Volkswagen subsidiary’s role in the “dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal. “Professor Rupert Stadler and three other defendants… are accused of fraud, falsifying certifications and illegal advertising,” the prosecutors said, linked to over 430,000 VW, Audi and Porsche cars fitted with “defeat devices” to fool regulators’ emissions tests.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – It may be summer, but snow was falling in parts of Newfoundland Tuesday.John Jack Lushman said there were roughly five centimetres of snow Tuesday morning on the deck of his cabin near Burgeo, N.L.“I never seen it this late in June. I seen it in June but can’t remember it being this late and this much,” said Lushman, who shared a photo of a flowers he had planted on Sunday that were now buried in snow.Environment Canada said the snowfall set a record for June 26 in Gander, N.L., where about two centimetres had fallen by mid-morning Tuesday. There was no previous snowfall recorded on that day.“We’ll be in the record books for that,” said meteorologist Justin Boudreau. “But we’re not complete strangers to late-season snowfalls in Gander.”Boudreau said 3.2 centimetres of snow fell in Gander on June 20, 1996. The city also saw .8 centimetres of snow on June 29, 1952 and .2 centimetres on June 30, 1995.The province’s Transportation Department was warning residents to drive cautiously and tweeted a photo of a Burgeo road covered in a thin layer of snow.Other photos on social media show wet snow covering cars and a sprinkle of snow on deck furniture.Jake Reid tweeted: “Newfoundland: where snow tires are considered all-season tires.”Meanwhile, Twitter user Colin Ian Murray declared his love for the province, despite the snow.“Hard to swallow, but still beats living anywhere else!” tweeted Murray.Boudreau said the temperature was hovering around the freezing mark in Gander Tuesday morning, and was only forecast to reach 3 C, which would break another record. The previous coldest June 26 was 4.4 C. The average normal temperature is around 19 C, and the highest was 32 C.“We’re opening a pretty wide range of temperatures for this time of year,” said Boudreau.But it didn’t appear the snow would be sticking around.The national weather forecaster had issued rainfall warnings for eastern and central parts of Newfoundland, where between 40 and 70 millimetres of rain were expected to fall by Tuesday evening.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with paralysis, has created four new videos that feature informative information on different aspects of health and real-life situations while living with paralysis.The videos can be found on the Foundation’s YouTube channel, which also features personal stories, wheelchair reviews, new technology available, and many more.The newest videos include: Bowel Maintenance: A significant part of living a healthy life after paralysis is having a proper bowel management program, which reduces the risk of incontinence, constipation and other GI problems. It is important to start a bowel management program immediately after being injured. This video will show you what steps to take to establish a routine and equipment to use for a healthier, more independent lifestyle. Emergency Preparedness: Disaster could strike at any time without warning. In order to get through it efficiently, you need to have a plan. An escape plan should include exits to your house, supplies to survive if trapped inside or on the road, clear communication with caregiver and response teams of your needs, and knowledge of the shelters you could take refuge in. Learn about what supplies you would want to have at the ready, and what to keep in a packed bag. Bladder Management: Catheter care is an important part of living a healthy life. There are three main types of catheterization: Intermittent, Indwelling, and the Condom option for men. Watch the video to learn how these types of catheters work and how to prevent UTIs and other health issues. Autonomic Dysreflexia: Caused by a harmful stimulus below the point of injury, Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is a hyperactive reflex. Symptoms include but are not limited to muscle spasticity, bowel impaction, blood pressure spike, stuffy nose and/or having a flushed face. These symptoms can arise quick and are important to watch for. This video points out potential causes and prevention of AD.
OTTAWA — Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 2.0 per cent in December, Statistics Canada says. Here’s what happened in the provinces (previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador: 0.5 per cent (0.8)— Prince Edward Island: 1.3 (1.0)— Nova Scotia: 1.6 (1.8)— New Brunswick: 0.9 (1.3)— Quebec: 1.1 (0.9)— Ontario: 2.3 (1.8)— Manitoba: 2.1 (1.7)— Saskatchewan: 1.1 (1.0)— Alberta: 2.1 (1.7)— British Columbia: 3.0 (2.4)The Canadian Press
Virtually all of Canada’s oil exports go to the United States and the Trans Mountain pipeline would enable sales to Asia via the West Coast.The federal government agreed last month to purchase the project from Texas-based Kinder Morgan, which had threatened to pull the plug because of political hurdles in British Columbia.Notley says the United States benefits from Canada’s failure to build a pipeline to a Canadian coast and get a better price for its product.“In these days, I’ve got to say it’s getting harder and harder to stomach, with reckless attacks on our steel and aluminum industries and reckless attacks on the hard-working people that those industries employ,” Notley said Tuesday.“I have a message to send to folks beyond this room, to British Columbia and to all Canadians: if the last days and weeks tell us anything, it’s that we, as Canadians, need to take control of our economic destiny.”Notley directed a few good-natured jabs at the Americans who came to Calgary for the annual energy industry trade show. CALGARY, A.B. – Alberta’s premier says the Trump administration’s recent attacks on Canadian trade show how necessary it is to go ahead with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Rachel Notley has taken aim at what she called reckless U.S. moves against Canada’s steel and aluminum industries.She told the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary that Canada needs to be strategic with its resources and not put all its eggs in one basket. “For our American guests, let me just say how brave it is for you to join us here in a country that represents such a hostile national security threat,” she said.“I should let you know, that there is in fact a battalion of Canadian geese assembling outside the doors. We’ve cleared the building of maple syrup and, in fact, if some of you are not really, really careful, we may make you drink your own beer.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
6 March 2007Up to 68,000 young children in Mauritania, already threatened by malnutrition, will have their rations reduced or cut completely at the most critical time of the year unless substantial new contributions are forthcoming, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today. “We are raising the flag early,” WFP Country Director Gian Carlo Cirri said, noting that the agency requires a further $14.4 million for its Mauritania operation this year amid concerns that funding has largely dried up in recent months despite the imminent onset of the annual ‘lean season,’ when poor families routinely struggle to find enough to eat. “We need these funds urgently to ensure there is no break in deliveries to hundreds of feeding centres across the worst affected parts of the country. The system is in place; we absolutely have to keep it supplied.” Any break in WFP operations will threaten a reversal of the significant gains made in the battle against malnutrition in the largely desert north-west African country in recent years. If urgent funding is not received, WFP faces a break in supplies as early as April, exactly when the ‘lean season’ begins to bite. A recent food security survey revealed a precarious situation with total cereal production per capita 7.7 per cent lower than the average over the past five years and a consequent rise in prices that has further eroded the already weak purchasing power of subsistence farmers. Earlier aid has had a positive impact, with the national global acute malnutrition rate dropping to 8.2 per cent from 13.3 percent in 2001, according to a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) survey. Over the same period, global chronic malnutrition rates dipped from 38.2 percent to 24.5 percent. “These considerable and hard won gains in the battle against hunger are at risk,” Mr. Cirri said. “At a time when experts are calling for the treatment of malnutrition in Mauritania to be stepped up and strengthened, WFP has its hands tied by a lack of resources.” According to a WFP study, 165,000 people – 9 per cent of the population – are highly vulnerable and depend on humanitarian aid to survive through the toughest months of the year. Another 180,000 struggle to feed themselves adequately. “We might not yet be confronted by a major humanitarian crisis, but thousands of Mauritanians depend on WFP to get them through the toughest time of the year,” Mr. Cirri stressed. “We cannot even consider the possibility that we will let them down – and to get the job done we need the support of the international community.”
Some iPhone users have already tried the new interface, which was released to that device a few months ago. But they will still want to download the update to access some new features.For navigation, the app can now automatically reroute around accidents, traffic jams and other issues that suddenly emerge.Users can also save map data to their device for use without a data connection, which is particularly handy while travelling.Typing “ok maps” in the search bar will save the map area on the device’s screen to be used later. Saving offline maps was already available to Android users but is new to the iPhone.Another new feature Google is hyping — but not yet available for Canadian cities — is called Explore, which encourages users to find new places to discover in their area.Handout/Google Canadian Press “Now we want to help people make choices (if they’re thinking) ’I don’t really know where I’m going tonight,”’ said Graf.A slick interface helps users browse through categories of nearby restaurants and bars, stores, and hotels. Embedded within the app is review data from Zagat and other users to help narrow down a decision.While the new interface without all the familiar menus may be a little difficult to navigate at first, Graf said the app uses pop-up prompts to get users acclimated to the changes.“The first time you use it it actually tells you, ’Hey, you can swipe down here to see the different results,”’ he said.“We actually see more and more apps going (down) that path that once you know (the interface) it’s super simple, but if you don’t know you’re screwed. So it’s very important that you educate the user. And I’m leaning towards (implementing) these simple user interfaces and educating the user (rather) than (using) menu options, I totally believe in that.”Handout/Google TORONTO — Google is unveiling a new version of its popular Maps app, available now for Android phones and tablets and “coming soon” to iPhones and iPads. It’ll be the first time iPad users get a dedicated Google Maps app.The app’s design has been significantly streamlined to declutter the screen and get rid of a series of menus that confused some users, said Daniel Graf, senior product manager of Google Maps.“It was ’interesting,”’ Graf said diplomatically in describing how he assessed the previous interface, which had become bloated and overly complicated after years of incremental updates.“You know what it was, it was seven years of (development), it started very simple and you add one option after another and that’s how you end up (with a cluttered interface),” he said. “And now we just basically started over from scratch.”Handout/Google
“As a country that has suffered violent conflict for 30 years, we are drawing from experience and lessons learned to strengthen national reconciliation, and we are determined to prevent the recurrence of conflict. We have given priority in this context to consolidate freedom and democracy in our country, and through a strong foundation of national reconciliation forged through unity and friendship among communities,” the President said. He said that during the last two and a half years, the Government has taken several important steps that are necessary for consolidating democracy, freedom, good governance, and the rule of law. “Through such transformative steps, we have laid the foundation necessary to forge national reconciliation, and ensure non-recurrence of conflict in our country,” he said. President Maithripala Sirisena called on the international community to seriously consider the tremendous progress made by the Government towards reconciliation, restoration of democratic freedoms, human rights and the rule of law and extend their fullest support to the slow, but the steady forward march of Sri Lanka to build a progressive, democratic, free and equal society with high morals and discipline.Addressing the 72nd Session of the United nations General Assembly in New York on September 19 (20th morning in SL time), he pointed out that haste will not yield good results and the slow and steady path is the most suitable one to restore religious and communal harmony so that people of all communities could live in peace and harmony as equal citizens. President Sirisena stressed that the vision of the Government is to ensure sustained economic development through the increase of domestic agriculture and industry under an environment friendly policies and programs. He emphasized the imperative need to adhere to the Paris Protocol on Climate Change for the sake of the future of the human beings as well as flora and fauna.Pointing out that poverty is presented a serious challenge throughout the world, he said that year 2017 has been declared as the year of freedom from poverty in Sri Lanka and have prioritized economic development. “We have initiated a ‘Grama Shakthi’ programme to empower villages and to give prominence to putting in place the necessary requirements for addressing all the problems faced by the people of the country. President Sirisena called on the world leaders to take a collective action for eradication of narcotic drugs. He said he wanted to draw the attention of the respected General Assembly of the United Nations to the problem of drugs that poses a serious threat to human society itself, preying on young children and causing much destruction to communities. Such a programme must include plans and efforts to combat this menace at national level in all countries, and at international level, he said.The President explained the successful efforts made by the government with regard to lessen the foreign debt burden and usher in economic revival and sought the support of the world community to the efforts made by Sri Lanka for economic development.Pointing out that Sri Lanka as a member of the UN for the last 62 years adhered to the UN conventions, policies and principles, he said that the nation requires the patient, understanding and support for its slow, but steady march to create a peaceful and prosperous country for its people. (Colombo Gazette)
From left: Amanda Whitwell, Brock Wellness committee member Diana Panter and June RobertsonThe Brock Wellness committee has handed out three prizes to faculty and staff who “liked” its Facebook page.The committee awarded gift certificates to Amanda Etherington (Co-op), Amanda Whitwell (Registrar’s Office) and June Robertson (Department of Residences) this month.The committee is made up of Brock faculty and staff. Other initiatives include a Weight Watchers group and a book club. The committee is also holding a fitness challenge with 16 teams around campus participating.
by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 6:32 am MDT BP repays shareholders with dividend hike as Q3 profits swell, Russian deal brings in cash AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Oil company BP is rewarding long-suffering shareholders with a substantial dividend increase just days after it sold a stake in a Russian joint venture for billions of dollars.BP also revealed Tuesday that it made a net profit of $5.5 billion in the third quarter, more than offsetting the $1.34 billion loss reported in the previous three months when the company wrote down the value of some assets. It was also 5 per cent higher than last year’s equivalent of $5.2 billion.Most interest came with the news that BP was raising its quarterly dividend 12.5 per cent to 9 cents per share. The company’s shares were up 5.3 per cent to 447.6 pence in late morning trading in London.“The results were much stronger than we and the market anticipated – almost entirely in refining and marketing where the clean result was $3 billion versus our forecast of $1.8 billion,” said Stuart Joyner at Investec Securities.Chief Executive Bob Dudley said the dividend hike was based partly on BP’s deal announced last week to sell its half share in Russian joint venture TNK-BP to Russia’s state-controlled rival Rosneft, a deal which will yield $12.3 billion in cash for BP.Some $11 billion in asset sales in the last quarter and new projects coming onstream also gave the board confidence to raise the dividend, he said.“We recognize that we have had some very patient shareholders,” Dudley said in a conference call with reporters.BP is selling its 50 per cent share in TNK-BP for $17.1 billion cash and a 12.84 per cent stake in Rosneft. BP is using $4.8 billion of the cash to buy a further 5.66 per cent of Rosneft for $4.8 billion.Dudley said there had been no discussion with Rosneft about reviving BP’s bid to join in exploring for undersea oil in the Arctic. That plan died because of opposition from BP’s partners in TNK-BP.“TNK-BP has been a great investment for BP and its partners but as I have said many times, the partnership seems to have run its course and BP did not want to leave Russia,” Dudley said.Rosneft has said it intends to buy the other half of TNK-BP, which is owned by four Russian tycoons, but Dudley said it was possible that Rosneft would decide not to carry through with that.BP has faced a difficult few years since the big and costly oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The company booked another $59 million in costs related to the spill in the third quarter, raising the nine-month total to $882 million.BP said it expects to make the final payment this year into a $20 billion trust fund to compensate losses from the Macondo well blowout, in which 11 people died. Since the disaster in 2010, BP has announced disposals of assets valued at $35 billion toward its goal of $38 billion.Dudley said BP still hopes to reach a “reasonable” settlement of a suit by the U.S. Department of Justice over the damages created by the spill. He said, however, that the company continues to prepare its defence should the case come to trial, which would be in late February.Elsewhere, BP said its replacement cost profit, a key industry benchmark, during the period was $4.7 billion, down from $5.3 billion a year earlier. It blamed lower oil prices and production and higher costs. Revenue of $93.1 billion was also down from $97.7 billion a year earlier.Production of oil and gas, excluding TNK-BP, was down 3 per cent compared to a year ago at 2.26 million barrels a day. BP said it expects higher production in the fourth quarter as its maintenance season ends and new projects make a contribution.
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. David Walliams was the biggest-selling author of 2017, overtaking JK Rowling with sales of more than £16 million from his children’s books.The writer and television presenter outsold fellow children’s authors Julia Donaldson and Philip Pullman, thriller writers James Patterson and Dan Brown, and TV chefs Jamie Oliver and Mary Berry.Walliams published his first book for children in 2008 and has been billed as the successor to Roald Dahl. His two most recent books, The World’s Worst Children and Bad Dad, helped boost his sales by almost 20 per cent on the previous year.He sold £16.57 million worth of books in 2017. Rowling came second in the list with sales of £15.47 million, as readers continued to lap up her Harry Potter books. Donaldson was third with sales of £14.65 million, followed by Jamie Oliver on £11.44 million and Lee Child on £7.5 million.The figures, compiled by Nielsen BookScan and published by The Bookseller, also showed that women dominated literary fiction sales last year.Nine out of the 10 best-selling literary authors were female, with Haruki Murakami the only male.Margaret Atwood topped the list with sales of £2.76 million, boosted by the Netflix adaptation of her dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. David Walliams at the launch of his 2014 book Awful AuntieCredit:Tim P Whitby/Getty Images Helen Dunmore, who died last summer, was second in the list, followed by Sarah Perry, author of the runaway bestseller The Essex Serpent.Naomi Alderman, Elena Ferrante, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Maggie O’Farrell and Arundhati Roy completed the top 10, edging out Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan and the Nobel Prize winner, Kazuo Ishiguro.