Facebook, Twitter weigh bids for media rights to Indian Premier League

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Men’s Open Team – 2019 World Cup

first_imgThe following players have been selected to represent Australia in the Men’s Open team at the 2019 Touch World Cup.The 2019 Touch World Cup will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 28th April – 4th May 2019.MEN’S OPEN TEAMJames BlackwoodStuart BriertyScott BuckleyScott BundyJustin CostelloShaun FrancisNick GoodDylan HennesseyMichael LawJordan Marshall-KingMadalitso MasachePeter NormanJonathan PalauAdam PrydeJames ShuteCiaran TonerCoach: Tony TradAsst Coach: Paul SfeirAsst Coach: Phil GyemoreManager: Paul FarahPhotography: Glen Eatonlast_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

Cong stages walkout from HP Assembly for 2nd day

first_imgShimla: Opposition Congress staged a walk out from the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday, second consecutive day, on issue involving arrest of two aides of sitting Congress MLA Satpal Raijada even as Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur refused to concede their demand for acting against Superintendent of Police Una on the issue.The arrest of MLA’s driver and PSO was made by the police in MLA’s home district of Una in connecting with an alleging liquor smuggling case and their attempt to interfere in the investigations. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Una a district bordering Punjab is infamous for drug trafficking, liquor smuggling, illegal mining and forest offences. Leader of opposition Mukesh Agnihotri, on Monday had given an adjournment motion to Speaker Dr Rajeev Bindal on the issue alleging that the issue involves dignity of the sitting member of the House, and excess done by the police in handcuffing the staff members of the opposition MLA. As the adjournment motion was rejected, the opposition MLAs including 85-year-old former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had raised slogans, entered well of the House and staged a walk-out. Today, there were again a replay of the similar protests in the House. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KChief Minister, instead, launched a fiercest attack against the opposition. “It’s so unfortunate that entire Congress has come to rescue of mafia. Infact, most regrettable thing is that mafia had managed to get the congress backing for its activities of drug trafficking as well as liquor smuggling. The investigations in the case is already underway. I can get it probed by Crime Wing or any other senior officer but will not compromise in my fight against the drug and liquor mafia”. He also claimed that his fight against the mafia has received a blow with the congress supporting the mafia. The leader of opposition, joined by rest of the Congress MLAs, reacted strongly to Chief Minister’s remarks and reaffirmed that the congress was not supporting any mafia. “Chief Minister must tender apology for branding the congress has supporter of mafia”, said Agnihotri before staging a walk-out. Meanwhile during a debate on recent rains, flash floods and landslides, Chief Minister said the state has suffered a loss of Rs 626 cr due to natural calamities and 30 people, out of 25 only during August 17 and 18 have lost their lives. Thakur told media persons later that noted Malayalam actress Manju Warrier and director Sanal Sasidharan, who were stranded in Spiti area of Lahaul-Spiti district after snowfall, rains and landslides resulting in complete disruption of road communications, were rescued on Tuesday and brought to Manali. Chief Minister said the district administration was taking all steps to rescue all stranded tourists from Spiti. Warrier had called her brother Madhu Warrier on Monday night informing about film’s crew — including director Sasidharan — stuck at Chatru in Himachal Pradesh.last_img read more

Comic Relief Launches Best Ever Auction For Red Nose Day

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Feds paid near top dollar for Trans Mountain pipeline spending watchdog says

first_img“If it was a car, we would say they paid sticker price, they didn’t negotiate very much, they didn’t get that many deals or manufacturers rebates _ quite the opposite,” Giroux told reporters Thursday morning.Expanding the pipeline’s capacity will come at an estimated cost of $9.3 billion if the project is completed by Dec. 31, 2021, the PBO estimates.But should the project encounter any construction delays or cost increases, Giroux says, “then it’s quite clear to us that the government would have overpaid” for the pipeline.An existing pipeline connects Alberta’s oilpatch northeast of Edmonton to a terminal in Burnaby, B.C., and its owner Kinder Morgan tried to expand it for years to increase the amount of crude oil it could carry. The federal government bought the pipeline from Kinder Morgan in August after political opposition to expanding the pipeline between Alberta and the B.C. coast gave the company and its investors cold feet. (It announced the purchase price as $4.5 billion but Giroux reported that after final adjustments, the net payment to Kinder Morgan was $4.4 billion.)The PBO analysis did note the project could have positive impacts on the country’s economy and on oil prices if the expansion is completed on time and on budget. But the fact the government was the only buyer is a warning sign.“It’s a very risky project to have bought something that nobody else in the private sector wanted to acquire. There are lots of retirement or pension plans that like to buy infrastructure of that nature that generate streams of revenues,” Giroux said. The board is to have its report ready by Feb. 22. “From a financial perspective, the risks are significant for taxpayers, but should this get built, it will be a relief for the oil sector in Alberta because it will accelerate the opening of markets for Canadian oil.”If the pipeline expansion does not go ahead, the value of the project would drop significantly, and cause the government to lose upwards of $2.5 billion, Giroux added, calling this the worst-case scenario.The Federal Court of Appeal struck down Ottawa’s approval of the project in a ruling last August, saying Canada failed to meaningfully consult with First Nations and that the National Energy Board failed to examine how the project would affect marine life.Ottawa is now consulting with Indigenous groups and the board has been reviewing the marine effects.center_img OTTAWA, O.N. – Canada’s parliamentary budget watchdog says the Liberal government paid the “sticker price” when it bought the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.4 billion.Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux estimates the Trans Mountain pipeline and planned expansion project are worth between $3.6 billion and $4.6 billion.This means government’s purchase price of $4.4 billion was at the high end of the project’s total calculated value.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

Former Fort St John man arrested on terrorism charges released from custody

first_imgHamdan, a Jordanian national, was acquitted of those charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge in September 2017. Immigration authorities arrested him and determined at multiple detention reviews that he poses a danger to the public.The CBSA said that Hamdan made himself out to be a cheerleader for the Islamic State in many of his 85 Facebook posts as he glorified and encouraged lone-wolf attacks in Canada, the United States and other western countries.Hamdan cast his activity on Facebook as an alternative news source, providing his followers with another view of events in the Middle East as he relayed the message of a terrorist organization.The CBC says Hamdan must meet 25 conditions before he is released.  The CBC says a spokesperson for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada would not elaborate on what those conditions would be or when he would be released. VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Immigration and Refugee Board has ordered that a former Fort St. John man that was acquitted 2017 of four terrorism-related charges be released from custody until he is deported.According to the CBC, at a detention review hearing on Friday, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ruled he must be released from custody until he is deported from Canada.Othman Hamdan came to B.C from Washington state 16 years ago on a refugee claim and was arrested in Fort St. John in the summer of 2015 when he was originally charged with four terrorism offences.last_img read more

United still in top 4 race despite emotional season Solskjaer

first_imgManchester: Manchester United still have a chance to finish in the top four despite a rocky campaign and the sacking of their manager in December, the Premier League club’s boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday. United sacked Jose Mourinho in December when the club were 11 points adrift of the top four. Solskjaer has been reeling in their rivals but after some poor games recently United are sixth with three games to go, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. “It’s been an emotional season for the club because we’ve changed manager halfway through,” Solskjaer told reporters ahead of Chelsea’s visit on Sunday. “We’re still in the race for top four, and the focus has to be on Chelsea. If we get a performance there, which we know we can do, we know they’re tired, we don’t care because there’s three games to go. “You work your socks off for 90 minutes three times, then it’s your holidays.” Solskjaer was unbeaten in his first 12 league games in charge but United have since lost four of their last six matches, handing Arsenal and Chelsea the advantage in the race for the top four. “It’s a challenge, yes, and a difficult period now, but it’s what I expected,” he added. “The Premier League has changed, it’s such an unbelievable league. When I played, it was us and Arsenal. Now there are six teams really fighting or starting in the beginning believing they can challenge for trophies.” Midfielder Paul Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid by British media in recent weeks, but Solskjaer said he believed the France international, who has a contract until 2021, would stay at Old Trafford next season. “You can’t guarantee anything in football but yes, I think Paul is going to be here,” Solskjaer said. “We want him to do well, he’s a leader in that dressing room and on the pitch for us.” Solskjaer also confirmed goalkeeper David De Gea would keep his place against Chelsea despite going a recent rough patch. The Spanish goalkeeper has not kept a clean sheet in his last 12 games in all competitions.last_img read more

Specialty Argument from Mike Misick could delay or stop trial start

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Dec 2015 – Next was a substantive application filed on behalf of former Premier, Michael Misick. Fiery Queen’s Counsel, Ralph Thorne who represents Misick said his client is protesting the trial as ‘unfair’. The specialty argument threatens to end or delay the proceedings as Thorne has given a preview of what he wanted to present when court resumed at 2pm.The changes over the years including the number of counts which have gone from 26 to 23 to 16 to 17 expose, in Misick’s view, the erratic nature of the trial. In fact Michael Misick’s counsel will challenge the ‘regularity of the trial.’ Andrew Mitchell for the SIPT called the beginnings of the specialty argument ‘reprehensible.’ Mitchell, who today demonstrated obvious signs of exasperation at the litany of challenges by Michael Misick explained to Harrison that QC Thorne ought know better than to be a “mouthpiece of political concerns” for the ex-Premier. Thorne defended that it is a constitutional not political point, that he has an obligation to his client and intends no disrespect and stated that his motion will surround the view that the trial is ‘UNFAIR.’ Thorne had only moments before argued that it was preposterous that a new or amended witness list was provided to the various legal teams today. Justice Harrison asked QC, Andrew Mitchell to provide a ‘final and formal’ document listing over 100 witnesses for the trials. During the roll call, all defendants were present. Helen Garlick, Special Prosecutor, was also at court today; she appeared much later in the morning. Related Items:andrew mitchell, Helen garlick, justice paul harrison, michael misick, ralph thorne, trial, unfair Recommended for you Thorne, QC maintains SIPT Trial is political vendetta Forbes murder trial pushed to Sept BOYCE FIRES HER ATTORNEY, as SIPT Trial continueslast_img read more