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first_imgLantz says the City can’t keep giving grants for equipment, and each non-profit should budget before fundraising.[asset|aid=1591|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=db4fae17b0d7b6911c57cd5dfd583989-Lantz-rental 2_1_Pub.mp3]He also says non-profits shouldn’t need to rely on the fact that the City has event equipment. Mayor Bruce Lantz says the City needs to get the rental policy sorted out sooner than later.Last week, City Council decided to put off a final decision on the rental policy for the summer. However, Mayor Lantz now says a decision will likely be made at the July 13th meeting.On Monday’s Issues and Answers, Lantz says the he would personally like to see non-profit organizations budget for rental equipment.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1590|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=db4fae17b0d7b6911c57cd5dfd583989-Lantz – rental 1_1_Pub.mp3]The issue has been circulating for a while now. Last month, Trail LeClerc from Systems by Trail said the City’s policy has been taking business away from him. He said customers go to the City because the equipment is cheaper.Meanwhile, Councilors are saying the City doesn’t want to compete with local businesses.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Liverpool star Glen Johnson Liverpool are heading into their FA Cup quarter-final against Blackburn, which you can hear live on talkSPORT, with defensive crisis on their hands.Emre Can is banned after his sending off against Arsenal, along with Martin Skrtel, and this means Brendan Rodgers must turn to Kolo Toure and Dejan Lovren to get them into the semi-finals.There are also some rumours Glen Johnson could drop into the back-three as a replacement for Can, but Liverpool fans aren’t so keen on that idea.And some have taken to Twitter to discuss their displeasure at the options available to them against the Championship side on Wednesday.You can see some tweets below… 1last_img read more

first_imgGardaí in Donegal have issued a warning for drivers to be aware of the speed limits when towing a trailer.The call comes after a motorist was caught outside Buncrana yesterday speeding at 99km/h in a 100km/h zone.However, the maximum speed limit for a vehicle towing a trailer is 80km/h, and this also applies on roads where the posted road sign speed limit is higher. The driver, who was stopped on the N13 road from Letterkenny to Derry, will now face a fine.“Please keep this speed regulation in mind if you tow a trailer regularly,” said Gardaí.Towing a trailer? Check your speed, warn gardaí was last modified: November 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img10 November 2013 Orlando Pirates gave it their all against defending champions Al Ahly, but a 0-2 loss in Cairo on Sunday evening left them 1-3 losers on aggregate in the final of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League and the Egyptians African champions for a record eighth time. The South Africans created some gilt-edged goal scoring chances, but some indifferent finishing and the Eagles greater experience of the big occasion made the difference in the contest. The Buccaneers were by no means overawed or outplayed and on another day might have got the result they were seeking, but getting the ball into the opposition’s net is the name of the game and Pirates failed to do that. They nonetheless enjoyed a fantastic run to the final and overcome some stiff hurdles to memorably defeat TP Mazembe and Esperance. Their results also included a 3-0 win over Al Ahly in Cairo.Bright start With the Egyptian giants having scored an away goal in a 1-1 draw in Soweto in the first leg, Pirates knew they needed to score at least a goal away from home to be in with a shot at the title and this led to a bright start from the men in black and white. Play was a little scrappy in the beginning, however, with both teams giving up possession a little too easily as they attempted to catch out the other with long balls. Although it was an away game for the Sea Robbers, they weren’t sitting back and were taking the game to the Egyptians. The South African side’s forwards were doing a good job of putting pressure on the Al Ahly defenders when the home side had possession. In the 8th minute, Pirates had the first decent opportunity of the match when they were awarded a free kick about 10 metres outside the box after Sifiso Myeni was brought down. Daine Klate, though, fired in a left-footed shot at about waist- height, making it was easy for goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy to deal with.Flying header After a quarter-of-an-hour, Mohamed Naguib got onto the end of a teasing cross from the left. He met the ball with a flying header, but his effort flew to the left of Senzo Meyiwa’s goal. It was, nonetheless, Al Ahly’s best chance in the early going. Ahmed Fathi then made a fine run from the back, beating a number of attempted tackles before finding Abdellah Said at the far post. The pass had just a little too much on it, however, and Said couldn’t bring it around to challenge Meyiwa. Pirates came close to finding a breakthrough in the 20th minute, but Ekramy flew off his line to block Tlou Segolela’s low shot from close range after the winger had cut in from the right to pick up a defence-splitting pass.Palmed behind Meyiwa was tested shortly afterwards by Ahmed Abdelzaher, who fired from long distance, forcing the Pirates’ net-minder to palm the ball high and behind for a corner. Myeni, whose direct running made the defenders look uncomfortable, won another free kick outside of the Buccaneers’ box after 28 minutes. Oupa Manyisa tried his luck from distance, but was off target and Ekramy went untested. Thabo Matlaba blasted a powerful shot at the goalkeeper from a long way out after a sharp spin and turn, but Ekramy was able to get his body behind the ball and comfortably catch it.Should have scored Segolela should have scored and given Pirates the lead when Klate picked him out with a cross to the far post from the left, but he mistimed his jump, with an open goal in front of him, and his header from only a few metres out failed to find the mark. Two minutes from the break, Meyiwa had to rush off his line to close down Abdelzaher, who appeared to have an open shot on goal. As the break neared, Al Ahly were flopping about like fish around the Pirates’ box as they attempted to win a free kick from the referee, but time after time he turned their protests down. Half-time arrived and a small melee followed the whistle before the teams left the field with the score still goalless, but the game far from short of action. Early in the second half, a back pass by Al Ahly forced Ekramy to sprint outside his box and clear to prevent Lennox Bacela snapping up the poorly judged ball.Goal In the 54th minute Al Ahly hit the front after Abdellah Said shot from outside the Pirates’ box. The ball deflected off of a defender and fell to Mohamed Aboutrika, who poked it past Meyiwa. The crowd went wild and fireworks filed the Cairo night. It was a somewhat fortuitous strike, but the chance had fallen to the Egyptians’ talisman and he had made it count. On the hour mark, Klate forced an untidy save out of Ekramy with a swerving, long range effort that bounced just in front of the goalkeeper. Bacela then missed an excellent opportunity to level matters. After being played in down the middle of the box, he beat the goalkeeper to his right, but his snap shot then flew across the face of goal. The crowd breathed a collective sigh of relief. Another good chance had fallen to the Sea Robbers and been spurned. Abdelzaher fired off a shot after Aboutrika headed on from a goal kick, but his effort flew wide to the left of Meyiwa’s goal. Still, it warned the Buccaneers that they needed to be wary at the back while they went in search of an equaliser.Doubled their advantage In the 78th minute Al Ahly doubled their advantage. The goal was scored by Abdelzaher, who side-footed it home after a mishit shot from the right by Ahmed Fathi sliced across the Pirates’ defenders to Abdelzaher on the left of the box. Taking his chance, he hit it first time and Meyiwa was beaten for a second time on the night. Refusing to lie down, the Sea Robbers took the game to the Egyptian giants, but the home team’s defence continued to hold firm. With only eight minutes remaining, Sherif Abdel-Fadil, who had been shown a yellow card earlier in the contest, was shown a red card for a second foul after a reckless challenge which took out Klate in the air. Al Ahly were down to 10 men. It did not cost them despite four minutes of additional time being played. They effectively ran down the clock, even creating a few more goal scoring chances, and came away three-one winners on aggregate.last_img read more

first_imgA wanted criminal was on Saturday killed and two others were arrested during an encounter with the Punjab Police in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur district, an official said. The deceased was identified as Sunny Masih of Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said. Mr. Kumar told PTI that five criminals had snatched a car from a person at gunpoint in Mohali district in Punjab. He said after receiving information, the police chased them. When the police team reached close to them near the PWD Rest House in the Naina Devi area, one of the criminals opened fire on them, the SP said. The police retaliated and Masih suffered serious injuries, he added. He was taken to a hospital in Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, where he died, Mr. Kumar said. The other two criminals – Amanpreet and Goldy – were arrested, he said, adding that two of the five persons managed to escape.The incident took place around 3 a.m., according to the Punjab Police. Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal and other police officials reached the spot of the encounter, Mr. Kumar said. “They had snatched a car and also fired a shot,” Mr. Chahal said. The Bilaspur SP said they were listed as accused in several cases in various police stations in Punjab.last_img read more

first_img This Standard focuses on the safety of children and states that, “Early childhood institutions should provide safe indoor and outdoor environments for children, staff, stakeholders and visitors to the institution”. Speaking with JIS News at the Horizon Park Primary and Infant School’s Retirees Appreciation Banquet, held at The Knutsford Court Hotel on Teachers’ Day, May 8, Mrs. Williams-Singh noted that the theme for Labour Day 2019 – ‘Child safety… It’s you, it’s me, it’s all ah we!’ – is in keeping with Standard 8 of the 12 Standards for Early Childhood Institutions outlined by the ECC. As Jamaicans gear up to give their time, effort and financial contributions towards projects on Labour Day, May 23, Chairperson, Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Trisha Williams-Singh, is calling on persons to support basic schools across the island on the day.Speaking with JIS News at the Horizon Park Primary and Infant School’s Retirees Appreciation Banquet, held at The Knutsford Court Hotel on Teachers’ Day, May 8, Mrs. Williams-Singh noted that the theme for Labour Day 2019 – ‘Child safety… It’s you, it’s me, it’s all ah we!’ – is in keeping with Standard 8 of the 12 Standards for Early Childhood Institutions outlined by the ECC.This Standard focuses on the safety of children and states that, “Early childhood institutions should provide safe indoor and outdoor environments for children, staff, stakeholders and visitors to the institution”.Mrs. Williams-Singh said this is a standard that some basic schools across the island have not yet achieved, and with the assistance of the public on Labour Day, the schools can be upgraded, be re-marked by the ECC and improve their scores towards full certification.“The schools need help with perimeter fencing, acquiring fire extinguishers and so much more for the safety of students,” Mrs. Williams-Singh said.She also noted that achieving the goals of Standard 8 will assist basic schools in achieving the goals of Standard 9, which addresses “child rights, child protection and equality”. It states that, “Early childhood institutions should uphold the rights of children, protect them from harm and ensure that all children have equal access to services”.For their part, the ECC will be activating one project in each parish across the island to help needy basic schools fulfil the requirements of all 12 Standards of the ECC.The various projects the ECC will be activating will take place in Kingston at Galilee Basic School; St. Andrew, End Time Basic School; St. Thomas, Rowlandsfield Primary and Infant School;Portland, Rural Hill Basic School; St. Mary, Devon Pen Infant School; St. Ann, Mount Zion Infant Department; Trelawny, Wakefield Infant Department; St. James, Content Basic School; Hanover, Cave Valley Infant School; Westmoreland, Cornwall Mountain Infant Department; Manchester, Mitchell Town Infant Department; St. Catherine, St. Johns Road Basic Early Childhood Institution; Clarendon, Mitchell Town Infant Department, and St. Elizabeth, Knoxwood Basic School. As Jamaicans gear up to give their time, effort and financial contributions towards projects on Labour Day, May 23, Chairperson, Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Trisha Williams-Singh, is calling on persons to support basic schools across the island on the day. Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_imgTo celebrate the U.S. arrival of its newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Cruise Line held an overnight gala event last week in New York featuring a concert for Operation Homefront military families by the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year and seven-time GRAMMY award-winning country music super star Carrie Underwood.Carrie Underwood performs aboard the new Carnival VistaCredit/Copyright: Andy NewmanThe event also included the ship’s official naming ceremony with Miss USA Deshauna Barber – the first woman serving in the U.S. military to hold the title – presiding over the ceremonies as godmother and releasing the ceremonial bottle of champagne that smashed over the hull of the massive 133,500-ton ship. In addition to the concert, the festivities included overnight accommodations, meals, activities and entertainment for hundreds of military families.The festivities represent the culmination of Honor.Family.Fun., Carnival’s year-long celebration to support Operation Homefront and help the organization fulfill its mission of building strong, stable, and secure military families.“Carnival Cruise Line carries more active and retired military personnel and I couldn’t think of a better way to introduce this spectacular vessel than by honoring and celebrating the sacrifices of our Armed Forces personnel,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Deshauna is the ideal candidate to serve as Carnival Vista’s godmother, embodying the spirit of commitment and sacrifice of those who protect our freedoms each and every day.”Underwood performed an hour-long set for hundreds of military personnel and their families, many of whom were given the chance of a lifetime to meet the artist during various meet and greet opportunities during stops along her Storyteller Tour, and were invited to attend the festivities aboard Carnival Vista.“It was truly an honor to perform aboard Carnival Vista today and celebrate the incredible sacrifices of the brave men and women of the Armed Forces,” said Underwood. “Throughout my partnership with Carnival Cruise Line we have recognized the efforts of our dedicated military personnel while raising funds for Operation Homefront. It is something I am very proud to be a part of.”The daughter of a retired Army master sergeant who was a member of the Special Forces, Barber joined the Army Reserve as a quartermaster officer in 2011. After earning her bachelors in business management from Virginia State University, Barber went on to complete her masters in computer information systems from the University of Maryland University College. She currently serves as logistics commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit in Rockville, Md.“I’m honored to serve as godmother of the brand new Carnival Vista and join a long line of strong, successful women who have fulfilled this time-honored role,” said Barber. “In addition to serving as godmother, today was extra special as I had the opportunity to meet several Operation Homefront families and hear their stories. It is a day I’ll never forget.”“We’re thrilled Carnival Cruise Line has honored those that do so much for the freedoms we enjoy daily – our service members and their families – with a truly memorable day onboard their newest ship,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., president and CEO of Operation Homefront. “Like-minded partners, like Carnival and Carrie Underwood, clearly demonstrate, through their actions, their steadfast commitment to our men and women in uniform.”As the line’s newest ship, Carnival Vista introduced a number of groundbreaking innovations including the first brewery on a North American-based cruise ship, the first IMAX Theatre at sea, the most elaborate water park in the fleet highlighted by the 455-foot-long Kaleid-o-slide, a groundbreaking bike-ride-in-the-sky aerial attraction called SkyRide, and the new Family Harbor with specially designed staterooms for families, a family concierge and more.Carnival Vista will operate a pair of 11-day sailings from New York before launching year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean service from Miami beginning Nov. 27.last_img read more

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Blue Origin’s ‘Mannequin Skywalker’ has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie.The aerospace company led by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launched its New Shepard rocket Tuesday from West Texas for the seventh time. It marked the first flight, though, of the latest version of Blue Origin’s crew capsule, featuring big windows for future space tourists.An instrumented test dummy was aboard, named Mannequin Skywalker and dressed in a blue — naturally — flight suit.“He had a great ride,” Bezos said via Twitter.The New Shepard rocket, named after the first American in space, Alan Shepard, landed back on the ground following the 10-minute suborbital flight. The capsule reached a peak altitude of 99.39 kilometres above sea level or 61.7 miles, just shy of the 100-kilometre or 62.1-mile mark that’s considered the start of true space.Besides Mannequin Skywalker, the capsule carried a dozen experiments, including an Arduino Nano electronic computer board, designed and programmed by Colorado schoolchildren, and student artwork.“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in theatres Friday.___Online:Blue Origin: https://www.blueorigin.com/last_img read more

first_imgPolls suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are running neck-and-neck, while the NDP and Greens are fighting for third.The NDP are launching their campaign today in London, Ont., one of the regions of the province they feel they’ll be able to hold onto seats. The Greens are in their own comfort zone of British Columbia, where Elizabeth May will launch her campaign in Victoria.At the dissolution of Parliament, the Liberals hold 177 seats, the Conservatives 95, the NDP 39, the Bloc 10 and the Greens 2. There are eight independents — including former Liberal cabinet ministers Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould. The People’s Party of Canada has one seat and former New Democrat Erin Weir sits as a member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. Five seats are vacant.Under the law, the election must be Oct. 21. Trudeau’s plan calls for him to fly immediately to British Columbia for a rally in the NDP-held riding of Vancouver-Kingsway.Haunting Trudeau on the trail will be the SNC-Lavalin scandal, given fresh life this morning after the Globe and Mail reported the RCMP’s investigation into potential obstruction of justice in the matter has been stymied by the shroud of cabinet confidence.Asked what his government is hiding, Trudeau says his office gave the largest waiver of cabinet confidences in Canadian history but added anything more.Before jumping on his own campaign plane this morning, a fired-up Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the story showcases his belief that Trudeau has lost the moral authority to govern.“Over the next five weeks I will be explaining the reasons why Justin Trudeau has lost that authority and our alternative plan,” he said in French.Scheer will spend Day 1 of the campaign in Quebec and Ontario. OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau has kicked off his bid for re-election after emerging from Rideau Hall to ask Gov. Gen. Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament.With that starts a 40-day campaign that will see the Liberal leader make the pitch to Canadians that he should be given a second term.He says that the election is a chance for Canadians to vote for the kind of Canada they want to live in.last_img read more

first_imgBut whereas the cerebral Pierre Trudeau hated the back-slapping, baby-kissing, retail side of politics, English says his son seems to feed off the energy he derives from engaging directly with people. Liberal strategists are counting on him out-perform his rivals on the hustings.The latest Liberal slogan — “Choose Forward” — appeals to Canadians to continue supporting the party’s general direction, implicitly acknowledging that not everyone is entirely satisfied with some of the particulars. It attempts to frame the election as a choice between going forward or backward, not as a referendum on Trudeau’s first four years.As Trudeau put it in the interview: “I think people get that there is a choice in this election, that it’s not about judging me on everything you’d hoped I’d do and where I might not have fulfilled all everyone’s individual hopes for what this could be.”According to strategists, the key to victory is framing the election as a binary choice between the Liberals and Conservatives. In other words, forget about those New Democrats and Greens, whom Liberals intend to mention as little as possible even while emphasizing the values and policies they share. OTTAWA — Canada’s 2019 federal election could wind up looking a lot like the 1972 cliffhanger — the last time a Trudeau asked Canadians for a second mandate after the first blush of Trudeaumania had dissipated.But if Liberals play their cards right, party strategists are hoping it will end up more like a replay of 2015, with Canadians choosing to continue moving forward with Justin Trudeau’s progressive agenda rather than going back to the bad old days of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.Never mind that Harper is no longer Conservative leader. His successor, Andrew Scheer, is, by his own admission, “Stephen Harper with a smile” and his agenda, by the Liberals’ telling, is Harper’s agenda: tax breaks for the wealthy, cuts in services for everyone else, no action on climate change, the politics of fear and division. They’ll reinforce that message by tying Scheer wherever possible to someone else who isn’t running: Ontario’s unpopular Progressive Conservative premier, Doug Ford. And they’ll no doubt throw in, at least obliquely, references to mercurial U.S. President Donald Trump.Here’s how Trudeau himself framed the choice in a recent interview:“We are on a very good path and we need to continue it because we see what happens elsewhere in the world when people make poor choices. Hell, we’re seeing in Ontario what happens with cuts to services and tax breaks for the rich,” he said.“I mean, it doesn’t work and that’s the big thing that we turned around (in 2015). We said no, you don’t grow an economy through trickle-down, you grow it through investing in people, investing in their communities. That was the big disagreement we had with the Conservatives in 2015 and it remains the big disagreement we have with them in 2019.”At the moment, however, polls suggest the Liberals are essentially tied with the Conservatives, with neither in a position to capture a majority of seats in the House of Commons. Should that hold, the outcome could be very similar to 1972, when the Liberals under Trudeau’s father Pierre wound up with the barest of minorities, just two seats ahead of the Progressive Conservatives.There are, says historian and former Liberal MP John English, some “really striking parallels” between Trudeau senior’s bid for a second term and that of his eldest son. Both swept to power on a wave of adulation rarely seen in Canadian politics, creating unrealistic expectations that crashed against the hard rock of reality during four years of governing. At the same time, Liberals need to motivate progressive voters to back Trudeau again. They can’t afford to let disappointed progressives — turned off by Trudeau buying a petroleum pipeline or scrapping his promise to end Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system or the SNC-Lavalin ethics imbroglio, for instance  — to drift over to the NDP or Greens, or just stay home. Robust turnout will be crucial, as it was in 2015 when young voters turned out in droves to support the Liberals.Liberals are under no illusions they’ll be able to replicate the enthusiasm that attended Trudeau’s debut election. But they’ll emphasize what they say is at stake if the Conservatives win, reversing all the progress that’s been made on everything from climate change to gender equality and gay rights — a tactic evident in the interview with Trudeau.“Just across the country, seeing conservative premiers elected from the Rockies to the Bay of Fundy, who are trying to turn back the clock on the fight against climate change. I mean people are like, whoa, there is a lot at stake,” he said.While national poll numbers suggest a dead heat with the Conservatives, regional results tend to favour the Liberals in areas with lots of seats, such as Ontario and Quebec. They expect to lose MPs in the Prairies and know they’re unlikely to sweep all 32 seats in the Atlantic provinces as they did in 2015, although they hope to hang onto most. What will happen in British Columbia, where a four-way fight among Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and Greens is playing out, is unpredictable.But Liberals are still hoping to offset some of those losses with gains in Central Canada, which accounts for almost 60 per cent of the 338 seats up for grabs, capitalizing on Ford’s unpopularity in Ontario and the collapse of the NDP in Quebec.KEYS TO VICTORY:— Frame the election as a binary choice between forward-looking Liberals and backward-looking Conservatives.— Paint Scheer as a clone of Stephen Harper and a yes-man to conservative premiers, particularly Ontario’s unpopular Doug Ford.— Motivate disappointed progressive voters to back Trudeau once again by emphasizing that all the progress made, however imperfect, would be reversed if the Conservatives win.— Pick up seats in Ontario and Quebec to offset inevitable losses elsewhere.— Ensure Justin Trudeau is at the top of his game. Joan Bryden, The Canadian Presslast_img read more