BC First Nation claims Victoriaarea island alleging treaty rights violated

first_imgVANCOUVER – A British Columbia First Nation is claiming title to a private island off Victoria that is currently owned by one of the world’s richest men and is valued at more than $54 million.James Island, the largest privately owned Island in B.C., is currently registered to J.I. Properties Inc., a company owned by telecommunications billionaire Craig McCaw.He bought it in 1994 for $19 million, but in documents filed in B.C. Supreme Court the Tsawout First Nation says it has never surrendered James Island or the title and rights guaranteed by a 1852 treaty with then Vancouver Island Gov. James Douglas.The 1,600 member First Nation is seeking return of the island, which it says once included a village site, burial ground, vegetable fields, berry patches and access to hunting and fishing grounds.Along with a request for damages, the First Nation also seeks an order for J.I. Properties to transfer James Island to the Tsawout and it calls on Canada and British Columbia to compensate the company for handing over the land.None of the claims has been considered in court and J.I. Properties and the federal and provincial governments have not yet filed responses.The B.C. Assessment Authority says James Island is currently assessed at $54,433,000 while Bob Ratliffe, vice-president of Craig McCaw’s Eagle River Investments confirmed in 2001 that, along with a main home, there are six guest cabins, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and a private air strip.McCaw bought the island because he didn’t want a planned spa and 200-home subdivision to go ahead, Ratliffe said.last_img read more

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Coco Love Alcorn connects through collaboration

first_imgThe kids huddle in cliques along the perimeter of the school gym; orbiting the wide open dance floor but not setting a sneaker on it.They speak in shouted conversations – not to be heard but to drown out the music.Then a dancer takes the floor, and another, and then – finally convinced the centre of the school gym isn’t a sinkhole that will swallow them whole – the wallflowers detach. Now it’s a dance. Twitter “All of a sudden it’s this safe space and then everyone feels like dancing,” explains singer Coco Love Alcorn.The same thing happens at concerts, the jazz crooner explains, where she and her band essentially become “the first three on the dance floor.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebookcenter_img Coco Love Alcorn was influenced by gospel, soul and folk while she was composing songs for her latest album, Wonderland. As part of her concert at Highlands United Church she will feature Mountainside Music Therapy students and staff in several songs.Photograph By SUPPLIED, LISA MACINTOSH LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Jim Carrey Talks Controversial Trump Cartoons Insists He Draws Them Because He

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Jim Carrey was asked about attacking Donald Trump in his artwork when he appeared at the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Monday.The 56-year-old, who has been busy promoting his upcoming Showtime series “Kidding”, has poked fun at Trump in numerous pics, including one showing the POTUS eating an ice cream sundae while wearing a bathrobe and another of him swimming in a pile of sewage.When asked if he planned on releasing any more, Carrey said: “I don’t plan anything. It’s not a choice, it’s just happening.” Advertisement Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement He added, according to Fox News: “It’s my reflex to what I’m seeing I don’t like. So, it’s just a civilized way of dealing with it, I think. To express it and to kind of get on board with as many other voices as possible that are shouting from the rooftops.” Jim Carrey speaks onstage at the Showtime Network portion of the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel — Getty Twitterlast_img read more

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Iqaluit restricts water use for second consecutive year amid unprecedented drought conditions

first_imgKent DriscollAPTN NewsIqaluit’s water shortage has forced the city to restrict usage for the second year in a row.Climate change and a growing population have strained the Nunavut capital’s water resources, forcing city council to put restrictions on water usage as they work to pump water from another nearby lake.“Ultimately, the driving force has been the weather conditions over the last two years. We’re receiving unprecedented drought conditions,” says Iqaluit City Councilor Kyle Sheppard. “Precipitation over the winter was very low — that’s the main driver of filling our reservoir.”Last year the city pumped water from the Apex River to Lake Geraldine, the city’s reservoir.Now, due to an all-time low rainfall, the Apex River is almost dry.So the city will pump water from an unnamed lake 3.5 kilometres east of Lake Geraldine into the Apex. From the river, it will be pumped into Lake Geraldine, hopefully filling the reservoir by Oct. 15, say city officials.The city plans to  pump 400,000,000 litres of water over 60 days, before expected first snowfall in October,City water usage restrictions have already barred residents from using tap water to wash cars. Over the last two years, Iqaluit has plugged many of the leaks that plague their water pipe system.The city has also lobbied federal officials for more money.Sheppard said the city chose the unnamed lake as its temporary water source based on local traditional knowledge shared with the city.“It wasn’t being considered initially, but with the collection of that information we were able to see it as a temporary viable source for right now.”kdriscoll@aptn.ca@KentDriscolllast_img read more

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Business community concerned violence may occur again

She said that as the highest ranking official vested with responsibility for the maintenance of law and order, the expect Kottegoda will ensure that all necessary measures are taken to maintain peace, law and order and prevent the occurrence of unlawful and disruptive activities that will disturb the peace of the communities. This concern stems from positions taken and utterances made very recently by certain parties, Dhara Wijayatilake, Secretary General and CEO of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said in the letter. “We also need to understand whether all allegations against those who are suspected and accused of engaging in terrorist activities have in fact been investigated and that the administration of justice process has been complied with and that we can have confidence that all suspicions are being adequately investigated irrespective of the positions being held by those who are suspected to be involved,” she added.Copies of the letter were also send to the Army Commander, Acting IGP and Chief of Defence Staff. (Colombo Gazette) The business community in Sri Lanka have raised concerns violence may break out in the country again.In a letter to Defence Secretary General S H S Kottegoda, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said it is deeply concerned about the possibility that events that threaten the law and order situation in the country, will unfold. read more

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Judicial System improved says Chief Justice RamsayHale

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 12, 2017 –  The judicial process is getting better according to statistics revealed by the Chief Justice yesterday, when she led the opening of the 2017 legal year.   Hon Margaret Ramsay-Hale said there were 89 criminal cases, 69 of those were new and 22 were brought from 2013.   In 26 matters, the defendants she said entered guilty pleas and of the remaining 63 cases, nine were found guilty, five found not guilty of the crime.   There were two instances of no case to answer by the accused and there were 15 matters either discontinued or dismissed for reasons like insufficient evidence.   Still, said CJ Ramsay-Hale it was a better year, reminding the attendees that in 2014 there were as many as 30 cases falling into the category where the court would have wasted time and resources and residents were unjustly held.  The Chief Justice explained, “Last year I observed that this represented 30% of all persons who had been arrested, charged and often deprived of their liberty in the circumstances where there was in fact, on the information in the hands of the police and the prosecution, an insufficiency of evidence to show that they had committed the offences with which they were charged.   I think this is an improvement which is worthy of note.” The prosecution rate of cases dealt with from 2015, put at 80% by the Chief Justice.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA #MagneticNewsMediacenter_img Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

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Need to invent device to detect calcium in heart coronary

first_imgVijayawada: Prof Dr Ernico Maria Staderini, professor of Bio-Medical Engineering from Western Switzerland University and his team of 2 scholar students and Dr Dandamudi Prasad, an internist and occupational health specialist from California, Dr Ramesh Babu, Chairman of Telemedicine of India- AP Chapter addressed the media here on Thursday on the need to develop a device with less cost to detect Calcium in heart coronary and Carotid for mass detection. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us On this occasion, the Swiss professor Dr Ernico Maria Staderini stated that they would like to develop a device with less cost to detect the Calcium in heart coronary and Carotid easily with the support of Dr Ramesh and Dr Prasad. He said that within the next two years they would develop the device which would be based on the Indian genetic data with the support of Ramesh Hospitals. For which the students of Prof Staderini, Bryan Curchod and Nathan M Gonzales were in the internship study of the Calcium in heart coronary and Carotid in the patients. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The internist and occupational health specialist Dr Dandamudi Prasad said that the telemedicine should be developed in India to save thousands of lives by detecting the heart problem in advance. Telemedicine of India AP Chapter president Dr Ramesh Babu said that Dr Ernico Maria Staderini designed several smart medical devices and he would like to introduce in India for the mass screening of the non-communicable deceases and others through telemedicine. Advertise With Us Dr Ramesh also said that many of the people are unnecessarily using more medicines with the lack of earlier detection mechanism in India. He stated that the project of designing the new device would start after calculating the statistics of earlier reports by the scholars. Management consultant Dr MC Das, Telemedicine of India AP chapter secretary Dr Sudarshan and others were present.last_img read more

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Panel to submit a report on Secretariat buildings in 10 days

first_imgHyderabad: The four-member Technical Committee constituted to study and analyse the status of all buildings in the Secretariat is likely to submit its report to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in 10 days or 2 weeks. The committee headed by State Engineer-in-Chief (Roads and Buildings department) Ganapathi Reddy visited all the 10 buildings in the secretariat premises to ascertain various aspects mainly the fitness of the structures, fire safety and the existing ambience for stress free work by the employees in all blocks. Also Read – Governor felicitates Sai Praneeth Advertise With Us The committee already prepared a preliminary report and the details of the visit and the officials observations will be incorporated in the updated report. The State government has decided to demolish all the structures and construct a new State of the art Secretariat for which K Chandrashekar Rao already performed ground-breaking ceremony recently. Officials said the design of the new secretariat will be finalised based on the report prepared by the committee. Acquirement of additional land, if required, for new secretariat complex is also under consideration. If necessitated, land given to the State Energy department will be taken back for the purpose.last_img read more

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2G case HC refuses early hearing on CBIs appeal challenging

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to grant early hearing on the CBI’s appeal challenging the acquittal of former Union telecom minister A Raja and others in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. The court was hearing the CBI’s plea seeking to prepone the date of hearing from October 24 in its appeal against the acquittal of all the accused. Also Read – Odisha’s Conjoined Twins To Return Home 2 Years After Separation Advertise With Us Justice A K Chawla said the matter would be heard on the date already fixed and added that it would be expected of all the parties to join the hearing. Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, representing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), submitted that early hearing was needed as the country was on the verge of facing a huge amount of arbitration under bilateral investment treaties. Also Read – Kamal Nath states that there is no struggle over leader’s post in MP Advertise With Us The application was opposed by the counsel for the accused. A special court had on December 21, 2017, acquitted Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in CBI and ED cases related to the scam. It had acquitted 17 others, including DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, Vinod Goenka, Asif Balwa, film producer Karim Morani, P Amirtham and Sharad Kumar, Director of Kalaignar TV in the ED case. Advertise With Us On the same day, the trial court had also acquitted former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja’s erstwhile private secretary R K Chandolia, Unitech Ltd MD Sanjay Chandra and three top executives of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (RADAG) — Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair, in the CBI’s 2G case. Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka and directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal were also acquitted in the CBI case. On March 19 last year, the ED had approached the high court challenging the special court’s order acquitting all the accused. A day later, the CBI too had challenged in the high court the acquittal of the accused in the case. The ED, in its charge sheet, had alleged that Rs 200 crore was paid by STPL promoters to DMK-run Kalaignar TV. The CBI had alleged that there was a loss of Rs 30,984 crore to the exchequer in allocation of licences for the 2G spectrum which were scrapped by the top court on February 2, 2012. Special Judge O P Saini, however, had held that the prosecution had “miserably failed” to prove the charges. The special court, which was set up on March 14, 2011, for hearing 2G cases exclusively, had also acquitted Essar Group promoters Ravi Kant Ruia and Anshuman Ruia and six others in a separate case arising out of the 2G scam probe. In the CBI case, Raja, Kanimozhi and 15 others were tried under provisions of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act dealing with offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, using as genuine fake documents, abusing official position, criminal misconduct by public servant and taking bribe.last_img read more

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Haritha Haram Swachh Bharat works reviewed

first_imgVikarabad: The District Collector, Ayesha Masrat Khanam, said planting of saplings should be done as per the targets as there was plentiful of rains in the region. She reviewed the progress of Haritha Haram and Swachh Bharat in Vikarabad and Parigi constituencies, here at Narsing Function hall on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, the Collector directed the officials to take up avenue plantation alongside the roads. she said that every planted sapling should be protected and sarpanches of respective villages should be responsible for it. She said only 36 percent of plantation has been done so far and ordered concerned officials to complete the task by end of this month. Focusing on Swachh Bharat programme, she told officials to complete the construction of individual toilets to declare the district ODF by August 15. DRO Mothilal, DRDO Johnson, ZP CEO Srikanth Reddy, district special officers, MPDOs, field assistants, village secretaries and others were present.last_img read more

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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Is Ami Trivedi the new Dayaben Check

first_imgAmi TrideviTwitterWith the makers of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah confirming the replacement of Disha Vakani aka Dayaben, the auditions for a new face to the character has already begun.While fans must be eager to know who will step into the shoes of Disha, rumour has it that Ami Trivedi of Papad Pol fame has been approached for the role. However, Ami has denied being approached for the same. “No, I have not been approached, but my friends have been telling me that I should take up the role and would suit the character. I have not been offered the role, nor the makers have tried to reach me out,” she told the Times of India.Commenting on whether she would take up the role of Dayaben if offered, the actress said: “It is a huge responsibility and would be difficult for any artist to fill into the big boots of Disha Vakani. I am sure any actor who replaces her would have to face bricks and stones at the beginning because Disha has been associated with Taarak Mehta… for 10 long years and the audience love her. I can’t comment on your question till the time I am approached the show. Once the makers offer me the role, I will be in a better position to talk.”Disha, who played the central role of Dayaben, has had been on maternity break since September 2017 and has still not returned to the show. Last month, there were reports that producer Asit Modi had given her an ultimatum of 30 days to return on the show. However, later it was revealed that Modi was in no mood to wait any longer and had already begun the auditions for new Dayaben. In fact, a SpotboyE report said that the makers were looking for a new face for the role and have instructed the casting team to not consider established actresses for auditions. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actress Disha VakaniinstagramWhile Ami has said that she has not being approached by the makers, looks like the news has already raised excitement among fans who are eager to watch Ami as the new Dayaben.Take a look at some of the Twitter reaction on rumours of Ami replacing Disha. Twitter TwitterStay tuned for more updates.last_img read more

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Mallya claimed salary other perks as Rajya Sabha MP

first_imgVijay Mallya, the businessman-politician with interests in beverage alcohol, aviation and fertiliser, made sure he didn’t miss a single perk nor the monthly salary of his political office, according to a right to information (RTI) query by a Bareilly-based activist Mohammad Khalid Jeelani.Mallya is a member of the Rajya Sabha.The Rajya Sabha secretariat, which maintains account of all members of the upper house of Parliament, revealed that the MP religiously collected Rs. 50,000 per month as salary and other perks like constituency allowance and telephone reimbursements, reported IANS.Mallya, whose debt-fraught Kingfisher Airlines is turning to be his nemesis, claimed all other perks and emoluments, except for the reimbursement of airfare. The news agency reported that between July 2010 and September 2010, Mallya claimed Rs. 20,000 per month as constituency allowance apart from his monthly salary of Rs. 50,000. Under enhanced allowances, since then, Mallya accrued Rs. 45000 under constituency allowance and another Rs. 15,000 as offices expense each month (it was Rs. 6000 till September 2010).Over and top of 50,000 local calls being free for a Rajya Sabha MP, Mallya also raised a bill of Rs. 1.73 lakh on calls from his official phone number, according to the RTI.Mallya, who first made his foray into politics in early 2000s, was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2002 as an independent member from his home state of Karnataka with the support of the Congress party and Janata Dal (Secular). In 2010, he was re-elected for a second term, this time with the backing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the JD(S). His term comes to an end in July 2016.last_img read more

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2 police constables suspended over edu secy being shot

first_img-The authorities have suspended two police constables in connection with the incident of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka secretary being shot injured in “police gunshot”.Police’s Gulshan division deputy commissioner Moshtak Ahmed Khan confirmed this to Prothom Alo on Friday evening.The constables are: Imran Hossain and Ashraful Islam.The secretary to the education board, Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury, was allegedly shot injured in police gunshot near Westin hotel in Gulshan of the capital on Thursday night.Shahedul Khabir alleged he was waiting in front of the hotel to return home after attending a meeting of education cadres last night and several police personnel were also on duty there close to him.“The bullet from one of their guns hit me,” he claimed.last_img read more

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Toxic Chemical Detected at Facebook HQ Was False Alarm

first_imgStay on target ‘Storm Loch Ness’ Joke Facebook Event Aims to Spot Folklore ‘Monster’Nearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook Event Hazmat crews responded to Facebook’s Menlo Park mailing facility on Monday, after machines identified a suspicious package that might contain sarin.A colorless, odorless liquid, sarin is an extremely potent nerve agent, generally considered a weapon of mass destruction.Exposure, even at very low concentrations, is lethal: Suffocation from lung muscle paralysis can occur within 10 minutes of direct contact or inhalation.AdChoices广告No employees were exposed to the toxic chemical, the Menlo Park Fire District told NBC—contrary to earlier reports that two employees may have been jeopardized.Facebook runs all mail and packages through a machine to detect dangerous substances. On Monday, it notified workers that the parcel in question might contain sarin.“At approximately 11 a.m. PDT on July 1, mail delivered to one of our mail rooms in Menlo Park was deemed suspicious,” a company spokesman said in an email to Geek. “As part of Facebook’s routine mail security screening process, we identified a potentially dangerous substance.“Out of an abundance of caution, we evacuated four nearby buildings and began a thorough investigation in coordination with local authorities,” the statement continued. “Authorities have confirmed test results were negative for any potentially dangerous substance and the buildings have been cleared for repopulation. Our rigorous security and safety procedures worked as intended to limit exposure and keep our people safe.”Originally developed in the late 1930s as a pesticide, sarin can be exposed via skin or eye contact, breathing contaminated air, or eating tainted food. Even a person’s clothing can release sarin after it has come in contact with the noxious vapor.A non-fatal dose that’s not immediately treated may lead to permanent neurological damage. Mildly exposed people, according to the Centers for Disease Control, usually recover “completely.”Production and stockpiling of sarin—classified as a Schedule 1 substance—was outlawed in April 1997.FBI San Francisco also responded to the scene at Facebook HQ.Police in December evacuated the social network’s buildings after receiving an anonymous bomb threat, which turned out to be a false alarm.More on Geek.com:Facebook Is Making Cryptocurrency Because We’ve Learned NothingFacebook Makes It Easy to Donate Blood in the USFacebook Introduces Customizable Avatar Stickerslast_img read more

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Costa Rican taxi drivers strike again against Uber

first_imgAlajuela — As Uber drivers in the United States and around the worldwent on strike Wednesday to object against the platform’s wages and working conditions, a familiar outcry sounded at Juan Santamaría International Airport.Small but intrusive protests held by taxistas — angered by Uber’s deregulated existence and its encroachment on their wages — disrupted traffic in parts of the Greater Metropolitan Area. At 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. by Costa Rica’s busiest airport, a group of taxistas, holding signs and yelling slogans, blocked traffic leading to the terminal from the highway. While the group was small, their discontent wasn’t. Most of those who flanked the doorway leading to the “arrivals” level had something, or more, to say about it. Taxi drivers protest against Uber at Juan Santamaria International Airport on May 8, 2019. (Jacob Spetzler / The Tico Times)Roberto Quiroz, an owner of an airport-only taxi, said he hoped the protests would take place every day until the government acted on Uber. He voiced frustration about how long the disruptive platform has existed with little progress. Uber started operating in Costa Rica in 2015 — albeit in a legal grey area — and their prices often undercut that of official taxis. From the airport to downtown San José, the price of a taxi can range from $30-$60, while a similar ride on Uber often sets a rider out less than $20. Taxi drivers protest against Uber at Juan Santamaria International Airport on May 8, 2019. (Jacob Spetzler / The Tico Times)Though there has been dialogue on the federal level about legalizing and regulating the platform, so far nothing concrete has been accomplished.According to Quiroz, a lot of the taxistas’s anger stems from the current legal framework that does not impose taxes on Uber drivers’s earnings. One of the two organizers of Wednesday’s protests, Miguel Lizano, said his wages had fallen 70% since Uber ride-sharing began in Costa Rica. He says the reduction in riders and the amount of taxes, insurance and fees a licensed taxi driver has to pay mean he can hardly make ends meet. Prior to another planned march Wednesday night, Lizano said he hopes the taxi drivers’s message gets across soon. If it doesn’t, he says, he will continue to protest until their issues with Uber are addressed. Facebook Comments Related posts:Uber driver threatened in Costa Rica Uber Costa Rica pulls out of job fair over security concerns  Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber Costa Rica proposes law to legalize (and tax) ride-hailing app Uberlast_img read more

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Choice Anoints Top Performers for 2010

first_imgSource = Choice Hotels Hotels from Brisbane, Parkes, Newcastle, Mackay and Adelaide were the big winners in Choice Hotels Australasia’s annual Franchisee of the Year awards at a stylish dinner on Queensland’s Gold Coast.Brisbane’s Econo Lodge City Star took out the Econo Lodge category while the Comfort Inn Parkes International was judged best Comfort, Newcastle’s Quality Hotel NOAH’S On the Beach won the Quality category, Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina was best Clarion and Adelaide’s Rendezvous Allegra Hotel – Clarion Collection claimed best Clarion Collection.Choice’s 48th annual conference was held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort and 30 Gold Award properties and 22 hotel team members were named Champions of Choice throughout the event.Presenting the awards, CHA’s Chief Executive Officer David Bayes said they were held to encourage the group’s values and commitment to customer service across its five brands – Econo Lodge, Comfort, Quality, Clarion and Clarion Collection.“Almost 300 delegates from Australia and New Zealand have taken part in this year’s annual conference, and I am delighted to see that tonight’s winners reflect an even spread across big city centres and the regions,” Mr Bayes said.Choice’s annual awards are nominated and judged by an executive panel from the group’s senior management and franchise service team.The Gold Awards recognise excellence in branding, marketing, customer relations, franchisor relations, training and development, profitability and amenities, while Champions of Choice were selected exceptional service, individual effort and commitment to building the Choice brand.Franchisee of the Year winners automatically qualify for Choice Hotels International’s Hotel of the Year Awards, to take place in the US next year.Franchisees of the YearEcono Lodge City Star Brisbane, Brisbane QLDComfort Inn Parkes International, Parkes NSWQuality Hotel NOAH’S On the Beach, Newcastle NSWClarion Hotel Mackay Marina, Mackay QLDRendezvous Allegra Hotel Adelaide – Clarion Collection, Adelaide SA.Gold AwardsEcono Lodge Mildura, Mildura VICEcono Lodge Sydney South, Sydney NSWComfort Hotel Adelaide Riviera, Adelaide SAComfort Inn & Suites City Views, Ballarat VICComfort Inn Julie-Anna, Bendigo VICComfort Inn & Suites Robertson Gardens, Brisbane QLDComfort Inn Bay of Isles, Esperance WAComfort Inn Fairmont, Hastings NZComfort Inn Capital Horsham, Horsham VICComfort Resort Blue Pacific, Mackay QLDComfort Inn Ringwood Lake, Melbourne VICComfort Inn Deakin Palms, Mildura VICComfort Inn Campbell, Swan Hill VICComfort Inn Glenfield, Toowoomba, QLDComfort Inn On Raglan, Warrnambool VICComfort Inn & Suites Blazing Stump, Wodonga VICQuality Hotel on Olive, Albury, NSWQuality Hotel Powerhouse Armidale, Armidale NSWQuality Inn Heritage on Lydiard, Ballarat VICQuality Suites Clifton on Northbourne, Canberra ACTQuality Hotel Hobart Airport, Hobart TASQuality Resort Horizons Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne NSWQuality Hotel Tabcorp Park, Melton South VICQuality Hotel Cambridge, Sydney NSWQuality Hotel Powerhouse Tamworth, Tamworth NSWQuality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, Wangaratta VICClarion Hotel Soho, Adelaide SAClarion Suites Gateway, Melbourne VICRendezvous Hotel Brisbane – Clarion Collection, Brisbane QLDClarion Collection – Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Rotorua NZ.Champions of ChoiceAnn Cowan, Quality Inn Hurley’s, Queenstown, NZCraig Duncan, Comfort Inn Explorer, Te Anau, NZLeanne Duncan, Comfort Inn Explorer, Te Anau, NZYann Duroselle, Quality Hotel Batman’s Hill on Collins, Melbourne VICAnne Foster, Quality Resort Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne NSWCraig Green, Comfort Inn Crest Mandurah, Mandurah WATom Haynes, Quality Suites Ivory Palms, Noosaville, QLDBrigietta Harbertson, Comfort Inn Richmond Henty, Portland, VICKylie Hole, Quality Hotel Tabcorp Park, Melton South VICMatt Horvat, Rendezvous Observation City Hotel Perth – Clarion Collection, Perth WABryan Hughes, Clarion Collection Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort, Rotorua, NZMichelle Johnson, Clarion Hotel on Canterbury, Melbourne VICWendy Lester, Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, Wangaratta, VICDebera Mackenzie, Quality Hotel NOAH’S On The Beach, Newcastle NSWDarrin Muggeridge, Quality Hotel Plymouth International, New Plymouth, NZOlenka Nota, Quality Hotel Woden, Canberra, ACTKurao Shibata, Econo Lodge Sydney South, Sydney NSWAndrew Slomp, Quality Resort Sorrento Beach, Perth, WAGary Trenerry, Quality Hotel Manor, Melbourne, VICCath uit den Bogaard, Comfort Resort Pacific Blue, Mackay, QLDNick uit den Bogaard, Comfort Resort Pacific Blue, Mackay, QLDKelly Williams, Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, Mildura VIC. Champions of Choice Honour RollAbby Butterfield, Rendezvous Allegra Hotel Adelaide, Adelaide SACellina Little, Comfort Inn & Suites Blazing Stump, Wodonga, VICSubhuj Pradhan, Quality Hotel Cambridge, Sydney, NSW Shown left to right are Phillip Chen, Econo Lodge City Star Brisbane; Steve Joyce, Global President & CEO, Choice Hotels International; Lin Chen, Econo Lodge City Star Brisbane; Abby Howard, Rendezvous Allegra Hotel Adelaide Clarion Collection; Shane Bowman, Gitte Le Garde, Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina; David Bayes, CEO, Choice Hotels Australasia; Cesarina Thompson, Clarion Hotel Mackay Marina; Aileen Cobern, General Manager Sales & Marketing, Choice Hotels Australasia; Debera Mackenzie, Louise Lister, Quality Hotel NOAH’S On the Beach; Pauline Matthews, Comfort Inn Parkes International; Mark Pearce, Senior Vice President International, Choice Hotels International; Ace Matthews, Comfort Inn Parkes International. last_img read more

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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling This is the Cardinals’ second seven-game losing streak in three seasons — sandwiched around a six-game losing streak in 2011.The team is three years removed from its last playoff appearance and four years removed from the Super Bowl run in 2008.“It’s part of the job,” Whisenhunt said after being asked about his own job security for a second straight day. “There’s a lot of speculation about everything and I think you have to have thick skin.”Whisenhunt is 14-24 over his last 38 games.A lot of the team’s recent struggles can be directly attributed to the revolving door at quarterback. The Cardinals have played at least three quarterbacks in each of the past three seasons.“I think that whenever you have change at any position there’s always something that you lose, and we have had a lot of turnover,” Whisenhunt said. “We have had a lot of injuries this year and that’s affected us, but nobody cares. They expect you to have success. Our opponents don’t care. I’ll give our fans credit. They do. They have been very supportive, at least the ones in my interaction with them, but this is about winning. If you don’t win games, it’s tough.” November 26, 2012: Cardinals head coach understands fans’ frustrationFifty-seven days have passed since the Cardinals last won a ballgame.Fifty-seven days.“I am pretty much lost for words now after seven weeks of saying the same thing.” That was Larry Fitzgerald Sunday.Monday, head coach Ken Whisenhunt acknowledged the mounting frustration, especially coming from outside the locker-room. “Well, listen, we are disappointed,” he said, “and I understand the fans’ frustration and disappointment. We’ve set the bar high by having had the success that we have had, and we aren’t living up to that right now.”last_img read more

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first_img In this Nov. 3, 2016 photo, a crew from the television program “Live PD,” a reality show by the A&E Network, records an officer from the Bridgeport Police Department while on patrol in Bridgeport, Conn. Some law enforcement agencies, including the Bridgeport Police, have ended their agreements to be on the show after local government leaders concluded the national spotlight on criminal activity overshadowed the positive things happening in their hometowns. (Christian Abraham/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP) by Dave Collins, The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2018 7:54 am PDT Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Image problem? Some cities end their role in A&E’s ‘Live PD’center_img HARTFORD, Conn. – For some of the law enforcement agencies that agreed to be on A&E Network’s real-time police show “Live PD,” the goal of being more transparent with their profession under increasing scrutiny clashed with concerns over public image.Police departments in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Streetsboro, Ohio, ended agreements to be on the program since it premiered in October 2016 as some local government leaders concluded the national spotlight on criminal activity overshadowed the positive things happening in their hometowns.Another department, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina, ended its run on the show in August, saying deputies needed a break from the cameras.The show, which airs Friday and Saturday nights, has live camera crews following officers in several police departments as they patrol. There is a delay of five to 20 minutes to prevent the airing of disturbing content or the release of information that could compromise investigations, the show’s producers say.“As the debate over the policing of America continues to be a part of the daily conversation across the nation, Live PD viewers get unfettered and unfiltered live access inside a variety of the country’s busiest police forces, both urban and rural, and the communities they patrol on a typical night,” the show’s website says.In Bridgeport, officials were pleased the program showed the hard work and bravery of city police officers, but complaints started rolling in from businesses, the University of Bridgeport and others interested in attracting people and investments to Connecticut’s largest city, said Av Harris, a spokesman for Mayor Joe Ganim.“If that’s the only thing that’s being publicized nationally about our city, it can have a negative impact,” he said. “We don’t have the Travel Channel doing anything on how wonderful all our economic development projects are.”Bridgeport, a city with pockets of deep poverty that saw homicides double to 23 last year, left the show in December 2016, less than two months after the series began.During the city’s short run on the program, a police sergeant was arrested on a domestic violence charge, which was later dismissed, shortly after she appeared on an episode warning viewers about the dangers of domestic violence. Two people shown on the show later filed lawsuits accusing police of brutality.Another sergeant responding to a call involving a dead baby was shown breaking down in his cruiser as he talked about it afterward, which drew media coverage and praise on social media for showing officers’ sensitive sides.Feedback from most of the two dozen police departments that have appeared on the show has been positive, said Dan Cesareo, creator and executive producer of “Live PD.”“Our only goal is to document policing across America,” said Cesareo, president of Big Fish Entertainment. “We very much are very neutral in terms of what we’re showing.”Concerns about the show appear to be mostly political and not coming from police officials, said Dan Abrams, the program’s host.“Putting a lens on the day-to-day work that police officers do is important. And some of it isn’t pretty,” Abrams said. “I think the notion that it is a bad thing is actually the wrong way to look at it. … You can say that the crimes that occurred are bad.”In Ohio, Streetsboro police left “Live PD” in November after appearing in six episodes.Chief Darin Powers said that while it was good for the public to see what his officers do, there were manpower and overtime issues because officers with “Live PD” crews with them didn’t have room in their cruisers to transport suspects.And local officials became worried about the city’s image.“I personally thought it portrayed our city in a negative light,” said John Ruediger, city council president. “I think every city has its share of problems, and I don’t think it’s always best to highlight those issues. I was personally concerned that any kid featured on the show could end up bullied … especially if their parent is on the show doing something bad.”But in Jeffersonville, Indiana, where police have been doing “Live PD” since April, the public response has been overwhelmingly positive, said Assistant Chief Michael McVoy.“For us, it’s humanizing the badge, No. 1,” he said. “For every 1,000 positive comments or likes or social media hits or fuzzy, warm feelings we get from across the country, there are always five or 10 that say, ‘Hey. Why are you arresting this guy for marijuana possession?’ Stuff like that. Some people don’t see eye to eye with what we do.”last_img read more

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