Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle’s championship poise again came in full show. —AUGUST DELA CRUZLa Salle coach Ramil De Jesus didn’t like how his Lady Spikers let the game almost slip.But then again, De Jesus thought it might be the kind of match the defending champions needed.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Lady Falcons soared to their second straight win for a 2-1 card, already eclipsing their one-win total from Season 79, while the Lady Maroons slipped to their second straight loss and a 1-2 record.“It feels good, because last year was really tough for us and only winning one game it was hard so getting our second win, we’ve already our record and it feels good,” said Adamson coach Air Padda. “It shows that there’s been growth in the program and our team is not a pushover from last year.”With the Lady Falcons up two sets to none and holding a 23-18 lead in the third, Diana Carlos managed to score two straight points to cut the margin to three, 23-20, and give UP a semblance of fight.Carlos’ back-to-back hits prompted Padda to call time, and Jema Galanza calmed her mentor down with a pinpoint kill that went through UP’s defense and put the Lady Falcons at the 24-20 match point.UP’s Marian Buitre then gave Adamson the win when she failed to get the ball over from her side of the floor.Adamson had eight service aces in the first set alone. After trading blows with FEU for a 5-5 tie in the fifth set, the Lady Spikers turned up the heat and went on a 10-2 run to end the match with Michelle Cobb connecting with Desiree Cheng for the sharp kill.La Salle’s first semblance of disparity in the fifth set was its 12-6 lead when Aduke Ogunsanya brushed off Jeanette Villareal’s attempt.La Salle already had a 24-22 advantage in the third set and needed just one point to finish off FEU. But Kianna Dy’s first attempt to end the match went out of bounds.Dy’s second attempt got blocked and Villareal denied Ogunsanya that gave FEU the 25-24 lead before Bernadeth Pons calmly scored the Lady Tamaraws’ 26th point of the third set.Adamson, though, wasted no time and stunned University of the Philippines, 25-9, 27-25, 25-20, in the other game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Awaiting Pacquiao’s ring return La Salle survived Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7, to streak to its third straight win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“I always tell the team that even though they got the first two sets, we will lag behind in the third set,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “It’s fairly easy to score the first 24 points, but it’s very difficult to get that last one.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“These five-set matches are good because we can already see what needs to be fixed and it’s really a test for the team’s character.”The Lady Spikers, who tied National University on top at 3-0, sent the Lady Tamaraws skidding to their second straight loss after an opening-day win. View comments
Thursday was observed as a day of mourning at Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium to pay tribute to the man who brought the sport of wrestling to the centrestage.A father-figure to wrestlers, Singh regularly visited dangals and was an inspiration for the youngsters.”I can vividly recall my first meeting with him right after the 1972 Olympics. I was so impressed. The way he had maintained his body was inspiring for youngsters like us,” Satpal Singh, who won the gold medal at the 1982 Asian Games, reminisced.Dara Singh was ecstatic when Sushil Kumar won bronze at the Beijing Olympics and gold at the World Championship. “He told Sushil that he should perform the same way in London and return with a medal,” Satpal said.Dara learnt the sport in the mud dangals of his village. He then turned to professional wrestling, emerging as a force to be reckoned with in the 50s and 60s.The legend of Singh grew as he fought over 500 professional bouts, all undefeated, and competed against established international wrestlers such as King Kong (Australia) and John Desilva (New Zealand). In 1954, he won the title of Rustam-E-Hind.Mumbai-based wrestling coach Jagmal Singh, remembers how Dara always made time for bouts. “Whether it was Maharashtra Kesri or other important bouts, he would readily agree to be the chief guest.”He even agreed to be the referee in the Bharat Kesri championship when Changdi Ram won the title in 1968 and later when Satpal took home the crown in 1976. “We hope the boys return with a medal from the Olympics. It will be a fitting tribute to him,” Satpal said.advertisement
The dependables Shine onBe opulent this fall with blingy crystals and stones that adorn fine surfaces. Jumpsuits Trendy overalls continue to make their presence felt on fall runways. Get Folksy Gypsy inspired clothing, in an uber-luxe avatar is back in vogue this season.How to pack smartThe trick to packing smart,The dependablesShine onBe opulent this fall with blingy crystals and stones that adorn fine surfaces.Jumpsuits Trendy overalls continue to make their presence felt on fall runways.Get Folksy Gypsy inspired clothing, in an uber-luxe avatar is back in vogue this season.How to pack smartThe trick to packing smart is to travel light. While it isn’t possible to take along your entire wardrobe when travelling, or carry a whole range of shadows and lipsticks, a few simple tips can ensure youre always at your stylish best.The key to selecting travel clothes is interchangeability. Ensure that your tops and bottoms pair well in every combination. Stick with simple and classic styles and choose a neutral colour scheme for your wardrobe.Opt for fabrics that behave and are low-maintainence. Leave your linens and cottons home. Travel in synthetic blends that don’t wrinkle. Some of the staples items you need are a LBD, white shirt, a pair of denims, a blazer, a cashmere cardigan and neutral colour pumps and flats. Reversible skirts are great as well since they can be repeated with different tops. A small trinket box is a must. Select a couple of jewellery items that can be paired with all your ensembles. Travel smart and look great on your next vacation.Chic travel gearTod’s TrolleyPrice: Rs 1,42,000Tumi Jewellery Roll Price: Rs 10,000iPad case Price: Rs 5,850Buck’s Carryall Price: Rs 15,600Louis Vuitton Vanity Case Price: On RequestHair jewellery goes hauteWomen’s love for hair jewellery goes way back, and this season haute hair accessories are scorching the ramp. Yves Saint Laurent, Elie Tahari and Fendi, each have their own take on it. Most recently, these accessories were showcased in the exhibit of Chanel Metiers D’Art Paris Bombay Collection.These days, hair baubles are available in countless styles. With such a wide array, choosing the right hair accessory can often be tricky. It can either end up falling flat, or clash completely with your attire and get too much unwanted attention.A dainty headband is a simple yet fashionable choice. To channel the flower child in you, opt for flower hair clips, reminiscent of the groovy 70s. When in doubt about how to use the accessory, always remember that less is more.The key to choosing the perfect hair accessory is to find the one that complements you well and enhances your style quotient instead of cramping it. Also, take into consideration what’s appropriate for the occasion. From gaudy to glizty, it’s time you went haute with your hair.advertisementHot listCuffs Price: On RequestAlexander McQueen at KitschNecklacePrice: Rs 14,800DeNovembreBeltPrice: Rs 28,000BurberryBag Price: On RequestDiorShoePrice: On RequestEtroHair trends this fallSimple, stylish and easy to manage hair-dos are the way to go. Styles that can switch between a ramp look and office chic are definite winners. If you sport a long and frizzy mane, style it into a polished ponytail.If you have short and thin hair, part it down the middle and create a street style thats both fun and classy.The quintessential braid has made a comeback.For a complete lesson in haircare visit Krastase’s Institut d’Huile or the Oil Institute, which was launched recently at Saks in Mumbai.What’s hot and what’s notNot Prints that clashHot Matching prints headto-toeNotFlared short skirtsHot Sleek pencil skirts
PORTLAND, Oregon — Golden State’s Stephen Curry returned from a sprained right knee to score an NBA-record 17 points in overtime, finishing with 40 as the Warriors won 132-125 at Portland on May 9 to take a 3-1 lead in their second-round playoff series.The day’s other game also went to overtime, with Miami downing Toronto to square that series at two games apiece.Curry, playing for the first time since he was injured in the first-round series against Houston, was rusty for three quarters but sensational in the closing stages as the Warriors came from 16 points down to force overtime.Originally expected to play about 25 minutes off the bench, Curry picked up a heavier workload in the second half after Shaun Livingston, who had been starting in his absence, was ejected in the second quarter after arguing a call and picking up two technical fouls.His victorious return came hours after a person with knowledge of the award told The Associated Press that Curry would repeat as NBA MVP, with the announcement coming as early as May 10.The Warriors can win the series May 11 at home in Game 5.Damian Lillard finished with 36 points and 10 assists for Portland.Curry’s fast-break layup gave the defending NBA champions a 120-118 lead with 2:21 left in the extra period, and he followed with a 3-pointer.Harrison Barnes’ layup extended the lead to 125-118 and Portland couldn’t catch up. Klay Thompson finished with 23.In the fourth quarter, Draymond Green dunked to keep Golden State within 109-108. Mason Plumlee’s finger-roll layup extended Portland’s margin but Barnes tied it with a 3-pointer for Golden State with 51 seconds left, and both Lillard and Curry missed to force the OT.Curry led the Warriors to an NBA-record 73 wins in the regular season, a year after leading the team to its first NBA championship in 40 years. He averaged just over 30 points per game this season.The Blazers started strongly and led 16-2 when Curry came off the bench with 5:56 left in the first quarter.Portland led 67-57 at halftime, scoring a franchise playoff-record 41 points in the second quarter alone.Miami’s Dwyane Wade saved the Heat in regulation, then finished off overtime with an emphatic dunk as the hosts beat Toronto 94-87 on May 9 to tie their NBA second-round playoff series at 2-2.Wade scored 30 points and Goran Dragic had a huge three-point play with 22.4 seconds left in overtime.Dragic and Joe Johnson each scored 15 for the Heat, who rallied from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Game 5 is in Toronto on May 11.Terrence Ross and Cory Joseph each scored 14 for Toronto, which shot 39 percent. Bismack Biyombo and DeMarre Carroll added 13 apiece, while starting guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry combined for 19 points on 6-for-28 shooting.Miami was down 77-68 midway through the fourth quarter, and still trailed 79-72 with 5 minutes left.Wade scored the next five points for Miami, getting the Heat within 79-77. The deficit was still two when Toronto’s Lowry fouled out with 1:58 left. The Heat finally got the equalizer with 12.6 seconds left.Joseph missed a jumper to end regulation and the Raptors scored a mere four points in the extra session.Wade tried a scoop shot from the right side of the lane in overtime. The ball bounced on the rim a few times, and stayed there, resulting in a jump ball that Toronto won with 58 seconds remaining. DeRozan scored on that possession to get Toronto within two, but the Raptors wouldn’t score again.TweetPinShare0 Shares
Bhubaneswar, Nov 15 (PTI) Scores of hockey enthusiasts Thursday went on a rampage at the Kalinga Stadium here after they could not get tickets for the inaugural ceremony of the Men’s Hockey World Cup to be held on November 27, police said.The incident took place at the ticket counter at gate number 9 of the stadium where people were waiting in long queues to get hold of the tickets since Wednesday.They became furious when the counter did not open for hours. The mob then broke the barricade and ransacked the ticket counter, police officials said.DCP Anup Sahoo said that the crowd was chased away.Earlier, the sports and youth affairs department had announced that the tickets for the inaugural session would be sold from November 15.The Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held at the Kalinga Stadium from November 28 and conclude on December 16.Sports and Youth Affairs Secretary Vishal Dev said that the tickets for the event, including the inaugural ceremony, will be available online alone.A notification in this regard will be issued in a day or two, he added. PTI AAM JM GVS
Manchester United Man Utd Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Leicester City Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 15:40 12/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester United Premier League Leicester City v Manchester United Leicester City Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday Manchester United need to get back to winning ways fast after being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Championship side Bristol City in midweek and on Saturday face the difficult trip to battle Leicester City as their Premier League season reaches its half-way mark.Jose Mourinho will want to see his players deliver a quick response following the midweek upset, and wholesale changes are likely to be made for the trip to the East Midlands. And while they sit 11 points adrift of neighbours City at the top of the table, a positive result in the league should be considered the first step back on the road towards redemption.The visit to Leicester is the first of four games in less than nine days over the busy holiday period, and Mourinho will be hoping for a full 12 points from the festive fixtures in order to get their season back on track. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player MAN UTD INJURIES Zlatan Ibrahimovic played 68 minutes in the midweek cup loss at Ashton Gate but while he did find the net, he still appears a long way short of full fitness. As such he is likely to return to the bench for the trip to Leicester.Eric Bailly is out for the forseeable future with a serious ankle injury sustained on international duty with Cote d’Ivoire which has resulted in the need for surgery, while Marouane Fellaini could still be unavailable due to a knee injury.Antonio Valencia suffered a slight hamstring issue against West Brom last Sunday so could be touch-and-go for this weekend, but Michael Carrick will remain on the sidelines following a procedure to deal with an irregular heart rhythm.MAN UTD SUSPENSIONS Paul Pogba has now served out his three-match suspension following his sending-off against Arsenal for a bad challenge on Hector Bellerin and returned to the side against Bristol City in midweek.Ander Herrera has been booked four times this season and a yellow card against Leicester would see him pick up a one-match ban, while the same can be said for Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo. In fact, the Argentine has been cautioned in four of five domestic appearances this term, with the cup exit on Wednesday representing his first appearance without a booking.Claude Puel’s Leicester have the benefit of having no players either missing through suspension or on the verge of a ban.MAN UTD POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPJose Mourinho made 10 changes against Bristol City in midweek but could revert back to something like the side which beat West Brom for the trip to the King Power.Assuming Antonio Valencia pulls through his hamstring trouble he will start, but if he is absent then Ashley Young could switch to right-back and one of Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo or Matteo Darmian fill in on the left.Paul Pogba will make his first league appearance since his red card at Arsenal, but in the attacking midfield line there could be a late decision on who starts. Having been the only player to start against both West Brom and Bristol City, Marcus Rashford may be given a rest with Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata candidates to return alongside Anthony Martial.LEICESTER TEAM NEWS Leicester City have really turned their form around since the arrival of Claude Puel in place of Craig Shakespeare in October, but in the past seven days they have suffered the double blow of a league hammering by Crystal Palace and a painful League Cup exit on penalties to Manchester City.The Foxes have built their return to form on the solid base of a rarely-changed back five marshalled superbly by Kasper Schmeichel, skipper Wes Morgan and recent England call-up Harry Maguire. Meanwhile, it would appear as though they are finally getting over the loss of Premier League winner N’Golo Kante thanks to the performances in midfield of Wilfred Ndidi. Riyad Mahrez has also been flying high once more recently, while Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki continue to be a very real threat in attack.Despite the home defeat to Palace on Saturday, the 2015-16 champions have already picked up 17 points in nine games under their new boss. That marks a vast improvement on Shakespeare’s record of six points from eight matches out of the gate.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Manchester United have lost just one of their last 12 league visits to Leicester (W7 D4), a 5-3 defeat in September 2014. Manchester United have conceded in each of their last five Premier League away games, but have managed to win the last three in a row (L2). Indeed, Man Utd’s haul of three wins from their last three away games is more than they’d managed in their previous 10 on the road in the Premier League (W2 D4 L4). Jose Mourinho has won five of his six Premier League matches against Leicester City – the exception was a 2-1 defeat in his final match in charge of Chelsea in December 2015. Jesse Lingard has scored in each of his last three Premier League away games, netting four goals in total. He’d only scored three goals in his previous 29 on the road in the competition. Romelu Lukaku has been involved in five goals in his last six Premier League games against Leicester City (four goals, one assist) – however, the Belgian failed to score a penalty against the Foxes earlier this season at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford has had a hand in 16 goals (nine goals, seven assists) in 27 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions this season, one more than he managed in the entirety of 2016-17 (15). Jamie Vardy is still one goal shy of hitting 50 in the Premier League – his first in the competition came in Leicester’s 5-3 win over Man Utd in September 2014, while he set the record for most consecutive Premier League games scored in by a player (11) with his strike against the Red Devils in November 2015. TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME The match at the King Power Stadium kicks off at 19:45GMT on Saturday, with live coverage available in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League starting at 19:00.In the US, watch the Premier League live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Rugby league Sportwatch: Collingwood and Rabbitohs win nail-biters – as it happened Since you’re here… Read more Topics … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp St George Illawarra Dragons Share via Email news Share on Messenger Reuse this content Share on Twitter Australia sport Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest The Rabbitohs face the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium next Saturday for a spot in the decider, with the winner to face either Melbourne or Cronulla. The Dragons appeared on track for a stunning upset when they willed themselves to an eight-point lead in front of a crowd of 48,188 at ANZ Stadium. But Reynolds proved the hero, scoring all 11 second-half points to steer his team to victory. The Dragons lost Tariq Sims to a knee injury early after half-time but kicked out to an eight-point lead on Zac Lomax’s penalty goal in the 53rd minute. But Reynolds flipped the script in the space of three minutes, putting Angus Crichton through a hole and then backing up to score the try. He then potted a penalty goal not long after to level the game.Hunt hooked a field goal attempt wide in the 69th minute and Reynolds responded by coolly sending his first one-pointer over the next minute in what kick-started the frenetic finish. The lead would change two more times, with Reynolds’ second field goal also wobbling over despite getting partly charged down by a Dragons chaser. He then broke the hearts of the Dragons with his third and final – a feat not achieved since 1971 – to send the Rabbitohs through following a controversial week off the field. Both sides traded early penalties in a closely contested opening 20 minutes, which included a try-saving tackle from Matt Dufty on a flying Alex Johnston in the 25th minute. There was a scary moment not long after, when Rabbitohs winger Campbell Graham somersaulted in midair following a collision with chasing Dragons forward Jeremy Latimore.Latimore was placed on report for the dangerous incident but it failed to stop their growing confidence as Hunt dummied his way through a gap for the opening try. The Dragons No7 lulled John Sutton across the line before turning on the afterburners to give his team a six-point lead at the break. Share on LinkedIn NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds kicked three field goals in the last 10 minutes, including one in the final minute, to send the Rabbitohs to within 80 minutes of the NRL grand final. With St George Illawarra leading by one with two minutes to go on Saturday night, the semi-final seemed destined for golden point when Reynolds nailed his second field goal. However, the Dragons inexplicably failed to get to a kick on their last play, which went through the hands of playmaker Ben Hunt, giving Reynolds the final say in a dramatic 13-12 win.
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari: Isco can play anywhereby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari insists he has no set position for Isco.Solari was happy with the midfielder for the 2-2 draw with Villareal.He said, “I believe that Isco’s a player with that much quality that he can operate anywhere on the pitch. “Sometimes it’s not all about making the difference with pace, but rather by using your quality, creativity and technique. “Each player has their own qualities.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Editors’ Recommendations 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches 7 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket List Summer camping season is in full swing, and that means cooking your latest catch, or favorite backpacking meal in the great outdoors. In the past, that meant getting a campfire started, monkeying around with the right balance of heat, and praying your food didn’t end up covered in ash – or worse, scorched on one side and raw on the other. However, whether you’re a burgeoning backcountry gourmet, or just looking to to add a little convenience to your campfire meal time, there’s a better way to do things. Primus camping stoves have been used by famous adventurers since 1892, and their line today continues to provide superior stoves for everyone from polar explorers to weekend warriors.From humble beginnings in a blacksmith shop in Stockholm, Sweden, the Primus team began turning out kerosene stoves for hunters and explorers. Fast forward more than one-hundred years, and their camping stoves have seen duty everywhere from Roald Amundsen’s famed South Pole Expedition to the first successful climb of Mt. Everest. Primus designs continue to push into new territory, with increasingly lighter and more durable takes on expedition and basecamp models.The latest innovation is the Eta Lite series of backpacking stoves. Featuring a low profile burner and unique heat sink built into the included pot, the Eta boils water faster than anything we’ve tested. It’s perfect for a quick morning coffee break, or boiling water for a meal on the trail. With pots ranging one to three liters, whipping up your secret chili recipe while miles from the nearest kitchen just got a whole lot easier (just warn your tent mates about the 5 kinds of beans before hand).If you’re looking for something a little more basecamp or car friendly, Primus’ two burner stoves like the Profile Dual are ready to help you prepare a four-star meal after a long day on the lake. The grill tray is large enough to cook up a few burgers for dinner. The drip tray cleans so easily that you’ll be back in business to fry bacon and scrambled eggs in time for a sunrise breakfast. The whole system folds into itself briefcase style, so you can pack it just about anywhere.Whether your summer travels take you into the wilderness or simply out for an evening cookout, make sure you’ve got the right tools in your backcountry kitchen. The Primus camping stoves have got you covered for any meal above or below the treeline.
Nova Scotia’s fisheries and aquaculture industries are major contributors to the province’s economy. While the industry faces a set of unique challenges, overall the forecast for this sector is bright. In 2006, the export value of Nova Scotia fish and seafood products was close to $1 billion, with our products exported to more than 86 countries worldwide. We are committed to a sustainable and prosperous industry. This government recognizes the importance of coastal areas and resources to our economy, environment and heritage, and is committed to having a coastal management framework in place by 2009. The first of its kind in Canada, this framework will ensure we have a more co-ordinated and strategic approach to coastal management in Nova Scotia, and requires a balance of economic, social and environmental needs. The Provincial Oceans Network developed this initiative with representatives from 12 departments and agencies. The framework will include a Sustainable Coastal Development Strategy and a first-ever State of the Coast report. We will be engaging Nova Scotians in this process in order to position Nova Scotia as a leader in coastal management. Economic and environmental sustainability along our coast requires us to invest in a new way of doing business, one that takes into account all interests and uses to make good decisions for the prosperity of Nova Scotia. This year marks the second year of the government’s Select Nova Scotia campaign designed to promote local food products here at home. Our government has invested $700,000 in this campaign to date. So far, 10 seafood companies have registered with Select Nova Scotia. Since the campaign began last year, there is rising support for buying local products and an increased perception that Nova Scotia grown food is of higher quality than imported foods. The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has also developed a trade development strategy that focuses on diversification, branding, coordination of trade roles, strategic alliances, market research and maintaining presence in strategic markets such as the United States, which continues to be our largest export market. In terms of widening our markets, the department is committed to expanding opportunities in the European Union. We continue to explore opportunities in Germany, the Czech Republic, as well as other European countries. We have continued to promote growth of the aquaculture industry. A viable, well-managed aquaculture industry is key to ensuring strong, self-reliant rural and coastal communities for today and the future. Nova Scotia already produces a range of products including salmon, mussels, oysters, halibut, cod, trout, clams, abalone and marine plants. We are home to one of the world’s largest marine plant product manufacturers. Worldwide aquaculture now accounts for 45 per cent of our food fishery. By 2015, that number is expected to exceed 50 per cent. This figure speaks to the importance of the aquaculture industry and the opportunities available for aquaculture in Nova Scotia. The pursuit of aquaculture development in Nova Scotia will continue to be undertaken in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner. My department’s environmental monitoring program actively monitors the environmental performance of aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia and will continue to, when necessary, take action to limit any potential negative effects. My department is also committed to ensuring succession in our inshore fisheries sector. We are working to set up a program to help finance fishing licences for first-time entrants into our inshore fishery sector. Access to capital is a priority for young fishers who want to acquire licences. This new program will help first-time entrants and current licence holders who want to buy licences for new species and access the capital they need to purchases licences. In the past, this has been very difficult as financial institutions have been unwilling to provide the necessary capital since the licences cannot be used as legal collateral by the lender. We are working to get the lending program established and it is expected that the first loans will be available beginning April 1, 2009. Sportfishing season is underway in the province and aside from being the chosen sport for almost 100,000 Nova Scotians, it is the single biggest drawing card to get people involved in outdoor physical activity – which is important from a health perspective. Sales of angling licences in each of the last two years have increased, adding to the economy of the province and resulting in about 6,000 more people enjoying outside, physical activity. This year our Adopt-a-Stream program celebrates its 20th anniversary, with government and industry working together to restore fish habitats across the province. The program involves about 20 organizations each year. In the past 10 years, one million square meters of fish habitat has been restored through this program. Last year we assumed ownership and operation of the Margaree Fish Hatchery, formerly operated by the Aquatic Development Association of Margaree. We are looking forward to integrating it into our operations at Fraser’s Mills and McGowan Lake to continue to support a growing recreational fishery in Nova Scotia. I would like to reiterate that Nova Scotia’s fishing and aquaculture industries are key to our provincial economy and very important to our rural and coastal communities. These sectors provide employment and career opportunities that enable Nova Scotians to work in traditional industries, train in Nova Scotia and live in coastal areas. The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture continues to address the priorities and challenges facing fisheries and aquaculture industries. We will continue our hard work on international competition, the business climate in Nova Scotia, and environmental pressures as we strive to be an active partner and responsive leader in these industries. -30-
The chair of Nova Scotia Business Inc.’s (NSBI) board of directors, Bert Frizzell, announced today, Dec. 20, the appointment of Brenda Belliveau and Sandra Greer to the private-sector led board. “We are pleased to welcome these experienced leaders to NSBI’s board,” said Mr. Frizzell. Sandra Greer served 10 years as president and CEO of Amirix Systems Inc. in Bedford. In that role, she led the transformation of the organization from a research and development services company to a commercial operation. She also led the acquisitions and successful merger of Vemco with Amirix. Ms. Greer now serves on the board of directors of Nova Scotia Power and Amirix Systems Inc., as well as on the board of governors of Acadia University. She previously served as chair of Nova Scotia Community College’s board of governors, on the members board of the Canada Foundation for Innovation and as a member of the Industrial Expansion Fund Advisory Panel in Nova Scotia. Brenda Belliveau has been a chartered public accountant for over 15 years, specializing in Canadian corporate taxation and has wide-ranging experience in tax compliance and planning, Canada Revenue Agency audits and transaction support. Ms. Belliveau is currently the managing partner for PwC in Atlantic Canada. Ms. Belliveau also serves on Mount Saint Vincent University’s board of governors. The NSBI board of directors is comprised of Nova Scotia business leaders representing a diverse range of sectors and business activities.
Moscow: Russians voted Sunday in local elections after weeks of opposition protests that led to the biggest police crackdown on dissent in nearly a decade. The elections take place a day after after Moscow and Kiev carried out a long-awaited swap of 70 prisoners, a deal hailed as a first step towards ending five years of conflict after Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. Municipal and regional polls are being held across the vast country, but most attention is focused on the Moscow parliament vote following the arrests and jailings of independent would-be candidates and their supporters. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAnalysts say the results of the vote will be keenly watched ahead of parliamentary elections in 2021 and will help shape Russia’s political future, as President Vladimir Putin enters his third decade in power. In recent weeks, tens of thousands have taken part in Moscow protests demanding a fair vote after allies of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were barred from the election. Rap stars and prominent bloggers backed the demonstrations. Authorities responded with a police crackdown — the biggest since a wave of protests in 2011-12 against Putin’s return to the Kremlin after a stint as prime minister. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAlyona Prokhorova, a 46-year-old mother of four, said she was shocked by the clampdown and that for the first time in her life she signed up to be an independent election observer to monitor for possible irregularities. “Moscow is against this hideousness,” she told AFP at a polling station in the city’s southwest. “I still cannot get over it.” Tatyana Stanovaya, head of the R Politik analysis firm, said the campaign exposed a growing rift between authorities bent on preserving the status quo and Russians wanting political change. “The Moscow parliament elections have become a litmus test of the authorities’ ability to accept this new reality,” Stanovaya said. Authorities briefly jailed nearly all opposition politicians seeking to get on the ballot in Moscow. Several people were also imprisoned for alleged violence against police, even though opposition supporters said their rallies were peaceful. Some 7.2 million people are eligible to elect 45 lawmakers in the Moscow parliament, which is dominated by the ruling United Russia party. But not a single candidate is formally running on the United Russia ticket as the party’s popularity hits rock bottom. Navalny has put forward a “Smart Voting” plan urging Muscovites to support those who have the highest chances of beating pro-Kremlin candidates. Most of them are Communists. The 43-year-old lawyer described the vote as a referendum on whether Russians trust authorities and the ruling party. “The only way to say ‘NO’ is coordinated voting for the strongest competitors of the United Russia candidates,” he wrote. “‘Smart voting’ is a protest,” said Lyubov Sobol, a lawyer for Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Fund who refused food for more than a month after her exclusion from the ballot. The 31-year-old has emerged as the brightest star in a new generation of political challengers, with videos of her resisting authorities going viral.
GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions has launched the “Get Ready To Rock Auction,” following the ninth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert honoring two-time GRAMMY-winning Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington and legendary skateboarder/musician Tony Alva.Now through June 10, the auction features items such as signed memorabilia by Beck, the Black Keys, fun., Billy Idol, Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sting, and Neil Young; items signed backstage at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert by Alva, Bennington and Slash; and premium concert and meet-and-greet experiences with artists such as 311, The Band Perry, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, and Rod Stewart.To place your bids, visit www.ebay.com/grammy. Presented in partnership with Kompolt, proceeds from GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions provide essential support for MusiCares and the Grammy Foundation.
Paris: Saudi Arabia has slashed its oil production by more than promised as part of a pact to boost oil prices, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, while warning of mixed signals for global demand. In its latest monthly oil market report, the Paris-based IEA said production by OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia dropped to its lowest level in two years in March after the cartel agreed to cuts with Russia and other ex-Soviet states. However the IEA warned that demand fell in developed OECD countries by 0.3 million barrels per day (mbd) in the last three months of 2018 — “the first such fall for any quarter since the end of 2014”. OECD demand “is likely to have fallen again” in the first quarter of this year, it added, “due to weakness in some European economies, with perhaps more to come if there is a disorderly Brexit”. While demand in China, India and the United States grew, the OECD warned that “the oil market shows signs of tightening” amid “mixed signals” over the global economic outlook. In recent months the forecasts for global economic growth have been trimmed back on concerns about the impact of trade disputes, which come as export powerhouse China has been experiencing slower rates of expansion. OPEC production meanwhile fell by 0.55 mbd in March to 30.13 mbd — a four-year low — largely due to cuts in Saudi Arabia and crisis-hit Venezuela, the IEA said. Venezuela is an OPEC member but exempt from the cuts as it struggles with political turmoil, sanctions and repeated power blackouts. After a production glut lead to prices dropping last year, OPEC members and allies including Russia agreed in December to trim production. OPEC states have complied by 153 percent to their pledged production cuts made under the so-called Vienna Agreement, the IEA said. However non-OPEC states in the group have complied at a rate of 64 percent, with Russia lagging behind its target cuts. “Russia continues to adjust output gradually,” the IEA said, adding that “if the producers deliver on their promises, the market could return to balance” in the second quarter of this year. The concerted push to lower prices has been successful, with the price of Brent crude rising from 50 a barrel in December to above 71 in early April.
Kolkata: Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of Rs 1 lakh face value were seized in Kolkata and one person was arrested, police said on Saturday. Based on prior information, the Special Task Force on Friday arrested 29-year-old Mohammed Asraful Haque from D.L. Khan road.
Mr. Ban “underscores the exceptional opportunity that Bolivia’s Constituent Assembly represents to establish, through broad national agreement, a democratic society based on ethnic and cultural diversity, inclusion, equal opportunities and social justice,” his spokesperson said in statement.Mr. Ban also pledged the world body’s support in Bolivia’s efforts to strengthen democracy.Jan Egeland, his Special Adviser, visited the South American country from 29 May to 2 June. 22 June 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he is “following with interest” the process Bolivia is undergoing to bolster democracy and pledged the world body’s full support in this endeavour.
Among those set to be released are around 28 female detainees. President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to pardon over 760 prisoners to mark Vesak on Saturday.A special ceremony will be held at the Welikada Prison Grounds on Saturday to pardon the inmates.
General Mountaga Diallo, MONUC’s Force Commander and acting head, and visiting British Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Clare Short, were scheduled to meet with the leader of the Mouvement de Libération du Congo (MLC), Jean-Pierre Bemba. The meeting in Gbadolite aimed to review with Mr. Bemba the peace process within the framework of the Lusaka Ceasefire agreement and the Kampala and Harare disengagement plans.In other news, a UN spokesman said today that a humanitarian boat convoy heading towards Mogalo in Equateur Province was now scheduled to arrive on 12 August, two days ahead of schedule. A MONUC team left Kinshasa on Wednesday for Equateur province to meet with MLC officials to prepare for the boat’s arrival.
Damage assessment being undertaken following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the coast of Ecuador on 16 April 2016. Photo: WFP “These earthquakes are a reminder of how important it is that we apply the highest standards possible when building in earthquake zones,” said Robert Glasser, UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction. “It is buildings and damaged infrastructure which kill people when an earthquake strikes,” he stressed.That makes structural safety a matter of life and death in zones such as the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire,’ along which both Ecuador and Japan lie, in addition to the health risks posed by damaged water and sanitation systems and the hurdles that the impact on road networks can cause for relief operations.Noting that earthquakes and tsunamis are relatively rare natural hazards but account for nearly 750,000 deaths over the last 20 years and significant economic losses, he said that “urbanization within highly seismic zones has accelerated significantly in recent years and it is vitally important that this is done in a way that is earthquake-resistant for future generations.”Building codes must factor in earthquake riskThe existence – and, crucially, the implementation – of building codes that factor in earthquake risk is a critical factor in such regions, he stressed.To improve safety even further, it is important to bring existing structures up to scratch, for example by retrofitting historic sites. Last April’s magnitude-7.9 Nepal earthquake, which killed 8,000 people, provided a grim illustration when it toppled the landmark Dharahara tower in Kathmandu.The death toll in Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude temblor in Ecuador, the country’s strongest in decades, has already climbed to more than 400 lives. Rescue workers are still hunting in the rubble for survivors, and more than 2,600 people are listed as injured. The quake destroyed 805 buildings and damaged more than 600 more, including scores of schools, according to data from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). “Across Manabi and Esmeralda provinces, the earthquake has damaged or destroyed homes, hospitals, roads and businesses, power lines have been cut,” said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien.The collapse of several hotels in the Pacific coast tourist region has also made international headlines.In Japan, meanwhile, the authorities said that at least 44 people died and 1,000 were injured in the two powerful earthquakes in the southwest of the country: a magnitude 6.4 on Thursday and a magnitude 7.3 on Saturday. They are the biggest since the massive earthquake and tsunami of 2011, which left more than 19,000 people dead or missing.Case study for strictly-enforced building codesJapan is a case study for strictly-enforced building codes that prioritise seismic risk reduction and are reviewed regularly in the light of developments in construction technology and early warning. As a result, the regular earthquakes that hit the country usually cause minimal damage.Ecuador has also been bolstering its own building rules. In January 2015, its Ministry of Urban Development and Housing released new regulations, capping a process that began in 2008 and saw Ecuadorian officials and the construction sector work together with foreign experts to share lessons and best practice.The issue was given fresh global impetus in March last year when the international community adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year blueprint for saving lives and livelihoods in the face of natural and man-made hazards.Besides seeking better seismic safety, the Sendai Framework also calls on countries to avoid construction on land susceptible to liquefaction, landslides and subsidence in the event of an earthquake.“We need to build better in the first place and not just build back better after the event,” said Mr. Glasser.
This week on Conversations with Goodman, Jeremy Doan (BAcc ’04, Macc ’05) talks to host Susan LeBlanc about his career path in the accounting field.Doan, who has gone from co-op student to co-op employer, is now a partner at DJB, a long-time co-op employer at Brock’s Goodman School of Business.Doan has strong ties to the School, having graduated from Goodman with two accounting degrees and having taught part-time for nine years in the accounting department.He explains that he sees co-op work terms as a lengthy job interview process because as an employer, he is able to get to know co-op students and work with them to mold them into career-ready professionals who are able to use their accounting knowledge and experience to handle the demands of the job.Following a traditional public accounting career, Doan explains that it’s not all number crunching.“I don’t just sit there and deal with numbers – it’s a big part of it, but a lot of it is creative thinking and tax planning and meeting with clients and trying to determine what their goals and objectives are,” he said.This podcast is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community.