Polish farmers seek cash after virus-infected minks culled

first_imgWARSAW, Poland (AP) — A farmers’ organization in Poland is pressing the government to compensate mink farmers in case the animals have to be culled because of the coronavirus. The organization dispatched a letter to deputy agriculture minister on Tuesday asking for compensation following a recent decision to cull thousands of mink at a farm in northern Poland, where four out of 20 tested animals were infected with the coronavirus. The animals were culled Monday, in the country’s first such instance. The law doesn’t make farmers eligible for government compensation and the farmers’ organization wants that changed. Poland is one of the world’s biggest producers of mink furs.last_img read more

Broadwater views? Marine Quarter might be just the place for you

first_imgThe living zones at Marine Quarter.Overlooking the Broadwater at Southport, the project will capitalise on the views, with one bedroom apartments starting from $349,000.It is being developed by Melbourne-based company, Three Pillars.“Currently being the only new residential development approved on the BroadwaterParklands gives us a unique point of difference and a rare opportunity for thoselooking to live in the area,” Podium Project Marketing Peter Malady said.The brand new one bedroom apartments will be on the market for almost $40,000 less than the current median unit sales price for Southport, according to CoreLogic. There will be ample room to wind down at Marine Quarter.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe first part of Marine Quarter — the Oceanic Tower — will house 107 apartments over 28 storeys. Levels five to 15 will have fine apartments per floor, with just four units per floor from levels 16 to 28.Mr Malady, said the development was expected to be popular with residents seeking an active lifestyle.“Whether you are into running, cycling, fishing or sailing, you will find incredibly easyaccess to practice any of these activities and more,” he said.“Endless kilometres of running and cycling paths right on the doorstep, and many of Southport’s boat ramps only minutes away give Marine Quarter a huge advantage over other developments.” FLOOR-TO-CEILING glass was a must for the architects behind Marine Quarter, a two tower development that will be constructed on the Gold Coast. “In terms of amenities, we really pushed ourselves to provide the ultimate entertainment and leisure experience while taking advantage of the breathtaking views,’’ Mr Malady said.“An oversized pool, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, BBQ and grill facilities, alfresco dining areas, and a multipurpose deck are surrounded by elegant landscapeand expansive views.“Residents will definitely enjoy a resort-like experience.”center_img >>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<< Luxurious bathrooms are on offer at Marine Quarter.The project has been designed by WallaceBrice Architecture, with floor-to-ceiling glass to maximise views and promote cross-ventilation in all apartments.Interiors have also been kept bright and airy, with the natural tonal palette to reflect the surrounding environment.A multifunctional benchtop transforms from workspace to breakfast bar, while deep recessed balconies off the living areas offer privacy and protection.The balconies have uninterrupted views across the Broadwater area and out to the Pacific Ocean, with permeable screens running along the edge of all balconies to diffuse sunlight.Two colour palettes are available for buyers to choose from.last_img read more

Cats grab bronze by stopping Elkford, Immaculata continues to shine with KVC title

first_imgLocal teams took it on the chin at the Kootenay Volleyball Classic Saturday at the Mount Sentinel High School gymnasium.Host Wildcats captured the bronze medal for the best finish for the three West Kootenay entrants.“As I mentioned before (tournament) the challenge with our team is to find ways to play beyond our ages (Grade 11’s and Grade 9”s),” Wildcats coach Joe Moreira told The Nelson Daily.“For some inexplicable reason we played most of our seven matches with a maturity and confidence . . . (which) caught me by surprise.”After dropping a semi final match to Kootenay rival Fernie Falcons, the Cats defeated Elkford in the consolation game to capture third place in the eight-team tournament.Immaculata of Kelowna, ranked second overall in the recent B.C. High School Girl’s A poll, won the tournament defeating the Falcons in the final.The other two West Kootenay schools, Trail’s J. Lloyd Crowe and L.V. Rogers Bombers of Nelson finished sixth and seventh, respectively.Prince Charles Comets of Creston took fifth with Enderby’s A.L. Fortune finishing in the basement.The Wildcats hosted a German touring team Tuesday before returning to the practice court in preparation for the prestigious UBC-O Invitational Tournament Friday and Saturday in Kelowna.Moreira is hoping to build on the recent improvements in Kelowna.“Hopefully this weekend instilled a measure of confidence that we will need for the balance of the season,” Moreira said.“Looking ahead, our zone tournament is really deep. Teams that have traditionally been AA are now A and are pretty strong this year.”Hawks get better with ageThe J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks played like champions, but didn’t get the results at the Kootenay Volleyball Classic at Mount Sentinel.The Hawks took silver medal winner Fernie Falcons to a deciding game — Crowe actually led the contest by early in the third game — before losing the round robin match in three games.The Hawks, however, did improve in the overall standings, nosing ahead of West Kootenay rival LVR into sixth spot.In the opening tournament of the season in the Silver City for both LVR and Crowe, the Bombers finished ahead of Trail in the overall [email protected]last_img read more

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Kia import Johnson goes back to drawing board after subpar debut

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Fernandez enjoys coaching players from other schools in NCAA All-Star Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Kia reinforcement Geron Johnson said he will reevaluate his mistakes after putting up a disappointing performance in their 118-97 loss to Blackwater in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday.Johnson, who played first game in the PBA, finished with 28 points on 12-of-26 shooting, only had four rebounds and turned the ball over nine times.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next “It wasn’t the way I wanted to start, so I’m trying to get the film and I got to go back to the drawing board,” said Johnson at Ynares Sports Center here in Antipolo. “It’s just showing that I got to come more prepared for Philippine basketball.”Compounding Johnson’s worries was the Picanto’s miserable 0-8 record, a statistic he only knew about when he talked to the reporters after the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJohnson replaced Markeith Cummings who played for Kia for the first seven games of the conference.“It’s my first game so I’d definitely see what I have to do,” said Johnson. “I will come out harder next game.” UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott Got His Wisdom Teeth Out, And The Painkillers Haven’t Worn Off Quite Yet

first_imgA closeup of Ezekiel Elliott during an Ohio State game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Running back Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Buckeyes defeated the Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, the star of the College Football Playoff, underwent surgery to remove his wisdom teeth Friday morning. Judging by the way he’s been acting on Twitter, the painkillers he was given afterwards haven’t quite worn off. He’s been hilarious for over an hour now.it was a success! pic.twitter.com/5ZmEV0VpdW— Dawn (@itz_mizdee) February 6, 2015Fresh out of wisdom teeth surgery— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015“@ArianFoster: In the dentist about to go under to get the wisdom out of my teeth, and they have Mike Jack playin’. Smh” twins— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Someone come take care of me— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Baddies only lol— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, [email protected]_8 sympathy nuggets. The plan in infallible— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Sooooo hungry— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Omg mashed potatoes— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015“@gkeyknee: @EzekielElliott sounds like you’re thirsty…” Get off my— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015My dad has left me home alone. Stranded to die— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015Guess he doesn’t love me— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) February 6, 2015I think Zeke’s pain pills are working.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 6, 2015Keep doing you, Zeke.last_img read more

Photo: Xavier Is Preparing For Tonight’s Game vs. Arizona By Listening To DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” On Repeat

first_imgChris Mack with his mouth wide openCINCINNATI, OH – FEBRUARY 28: Head coach Chris Mack of the Xavier Musketeers reacts in the first half of a game against the Providence Friars at Cintas Center on February 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier won 84-74 to claim the Big East Conference regular season title. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Xavier is an 11.5-point underdog in tonight’s Sweet 16 match-up against No. 2 seed Arizona, but if the program’s Spotify playlist is to be believed, the Musketeers are receiving proper motivation. Xavier Athletics tweeted out a picture of a playlist, which is just DMX’s 2003 hit “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” on repeat.Tonight’s playlist. #XMarchesOn pic.twitter.com/fdfsFfI0tv— Xavier Musketeers (@XUAthletics) March 26, 2015When it comes to X vs. the ‘Cats, one of the verses is a bit prophetic.Ain’t never gave nothin’ to me But every time I turn around Cats got they hands out wantin’ something from me I ain’t got it so you can’t get it Lets leave it at that cuz I ain’t with itPeople are certainly not giving Xavier a real chance in this one. We’ll have to see if the Musketeers can pull the major upset.last_img read more

Labour Force to Be Trained For Logistics Hub

first_img By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter Efforts are being made to provide adequate training for the local labour force, to ensure that persons can take up a significant number of the over 10,000 jobs expected to be generated by the global transshipment and logistics hub development. In this regard, Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said the Logistics Task Force has secured broad-scale representation on its Human Resource Working Group, from stakeholders in the Ministry of Education as well as secondary, tertiary and vocational institutions, for consultations. That group is headed by the Caribbean Maritime Institute Executive Director, Dr. Fritz Pinnock.   Speaking at a recent stakeholders’ consultation at the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ), Newport West, Kingston, Mr. Hylton said the Ministry understands the “magnitude of the human resource element,” in the context of the multi-billion dollar logistics hub development, and assured that they will seek to recruit as many locals as possible to fill available positions. Noting that 70 per cent of the employees at the Dubai logistics hub in the United Arab Emirates are foreigners, the Minister asserted that “we want to train our people to fill the jobs and vacancies that are here.” “Having a skilled labour force is critical, if we are to achieve what we need to. Other countries have to rely on importing most of the skilled labour that they need for their logistics hub. We want to ensure that we have as much as 100 per cent employment (for) our people,” Mr. Hylton said. Development of the hub is being spearheaded by the government in an effort to position Jamaica to take advantage of the increased maritime activities, anticipated from the expansion of the Panama Canal, slated for completion in 2015.                                                                                                           Central to the development of the transshipment and global logistics hub are: dredging of the Kingston Harbour; expansion of the Port of Kingston; development of the Caymanas Economic Zone, a transshipment commodity port, and Vernamfield in Clarendon, as an air-cargo and passenger facility; and establishment of a dry dock facility.  On completion, the hub would be the fourth such facility globally, along with those in Singapore; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Rotterdam,  Netherlands. Jamaica is deemed ideally positioned for the facility’s establishment, based on the country’s location, midway between North and South America, and in relatively close proximity to the Panama canal.last_img read more

Three teenagers charged after multiple break and enters in Grande Prairie

first_imgThe suspects fled from the scene on foot but were located with the assistance of Police Dog Services and arrested without incident.Police say that their investigation revealed that all three were involved in the earlier crimes.Three 14-year-old boys from Grande Prairie are facing various charges including multiple counts of break and enter, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, along with charges of theft of a motor vehicle, mischief, and failing to comply with conditions.The trio cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Mounties say that the incidents remain under investigation, and further charges may be laid.It’s not known when the three are due to appear in court. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Three teens are facing charges in Grande Prairie after police received a number of reports of break and enters in recent weeks.On July 19th and July 20th, the Grande Prairie RCMP received numerous calls from residents in the area of Crystal Lake Estates reporting that their homes had been broken into or vandalized.While investigating the break and enters, police encountered a stolen vehicle with three occupants.last_img read more

BC Government to improve WorkBC Services

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction is making changes to improve WorkBC’s services.According to the Government, the changes will offer better services for people who need support to re-enter the workforce, access training opportunities and to find good jobs.Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, says these changes will help those who are facing barriers when searching for work. “Many people trying to find work face barriers to opportunity. They need a hand overcoming those barriers to take the next step to meet their goals. That’s why we are refocusing WorkBC on delivering results for people. Improving accessibility and moving to more personalized supports will make it easier for more people to find good, stable jobs so they can provide for themselves and their families.”WorkBC provides employment services to people at centres throughout the province and online through WorkBC.ca. People can find local and provincial job listings, workshops, skills assessments and targeted programs that include training, work experience and wage subsidies.For more information on the changes in employment services, you can visit the Government’s website.last_img read more