Atleo First Nations have to reason with Canada

first_imgAPTN National NewsChiefs with the Assembly of First Nations have headed home.The winter assembly has wrapped for another year.But some of them will get together in a little more than a month when the AFN sits down with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo closed the meeting and he joined us from Ottawa.last_img

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City hosting open house on new Toboggan Hill dog park Tuesday evening

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John will be hosting an open house on Tuesday evening to get public feedback on its plans for a permanent off-leash dog area in Toboggan Hill Park.The drop-in open house is taking place May 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sport Centre Meeting Room. The open house will present a proposed design concept for a new off-leash area to replace the existing off-leash dog park.The existing park was originally built as a temporary off-leash area six years ago, and the City now wants to turn it into a permanent facility. The City will also be hosting an online survey from May 1st – 8th to gather public comments. If you have any questions in advance of this event, please contact Lisa at the City of Fort St. John, at communitydevelopment@fortstjohn.ca. For additional information please refer to the City of Fort St. John’s “Let’s Talk” website at fortstjohn.ca/letstalk.last_img read more

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The North Peace Ride for the Disabled Meeting Monday February 25th

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – An informational meeting regarding the future of the North Peace Ride for the Disabled will be held at the Northern Lights College Room 144 on February 25th at 7 pmThe NPRD is at risk of closing its programs for adults and children with disabilities because they cannot find volunteers and board members. The NPRD is having difficulty finding volunteers to fill board positions and participate in the fundraising functions that are necessary to keep this organization going.The NPRD was founded in 1986 and the program is an asset to the riders that are able to participate in the 30 minutes guided riding program to help work and develop their gross-motor and sensory systems. The program operates out of the Light Horse Arena on Wednesdays between 5 pm and 7 pm.For more information about the program; email efcalder@gmail.comTo view the FB Page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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Drug stores go to court on US opioid litigation judge

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group of drug retailers and distributors is asking an Ohio federal appeals court to remove the judge overseeing national opioid litigation after the judge himself denied their requests.Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, McKesson and Cardinal Health told the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a filing Tuesday that Cleveland-based U.S. District Judge Dan Polster is not impartial.Polster made the initial ruling on their claim, declining Thursday to remove himself from the massive multi-district litigation. More than 2,000 cities and counties are seeking damages from pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors over the national opioid crisis.The latest in the dispute over Polster’s fitness to preside over the case comes less than three weeks before the first jury trial is set to begin.The Associated Press read more

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TMX Group reports secondquarter profit after merger expenses a year ago

TORONTO – TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X) rose to a profit in the second quarter as it recovered from costs related to Maple Group’s acquisition booked last summer.The company, which operates the country’s largest stock exchange, said net profit attributable to shareholders was $25.5 million, or 47 cents per share.That marks an increase from a loss of $28.4 million, or $33.99 a share, in the comparable period last year.On an adjusted basis, TMX beat expectations with earnings of 74 cents per share, five cents higher than consensus expectations compiled by Thomson Reuters.The TMX Group was acquired by some of Canada’s largest banks, pension funds and other financial services as members of what was known as the Maple Group. It is also integrating the Canadian Depository for Securities and Alpha Trading Systems into its business.Quarterly revenue was $182.3 million in the period, which does not have directly comparable results prior to the merger.“Our integration work with CDS and Alpha is advancing very well and we are working together to identify new opportunities to serve our customers by having listing, clearing and trading activities across multiple asset classes under common ownership,” said chief executive officer Thomas Kloet in a release.“While a general slowdown in capital markets activity in Canada has impacted our equities business, we benefited from the diversity of our portfolio.”Shares of the company rose three per cent, or $1.35, to $46.55 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TMX Group reports second-quarter profit after merger expenses a year ago by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 1, 2013 2:12 pm MDT read more

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Dont Be Fooled By Baseballs SmallBudget Success Stories

The Houston Astros currently sit on top of the American League West with a 2.5 game lead over the Los Angeles Angels, a team paying Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson, Jered Weaver, and the rest of the squad a combined $146.4 million. The Astros, meanwhile, will spend less than half that figure on players in 2015. Their total payroll comes in just north of $69 million, 29th out of 30 MLB teams and a remarkable $158 million less than the Los Angeles Dodgers are spending to field a team this year.The success of the Astros and the (comparatively) minuscule payrolls of other plucky small-budget teams is often cited by people trying to advance an egalitarian narrative: that the amount a team spends does not matter. In recent years, Time called the Royals the future of baseball. The New York Times went with Smaller Markets and Smarter Thinking. Baseball America wrote an article asserting, “if you look at competitive balance as the opportunity for teams to make the playoffs and legitimate runs at titles, baseball is truly in a golden era.” Sports Illustrated argued that the average payrolls of playoff teams show that money isn’t the factor it used to be and the Providence Journal offered, “money can’t buy success.” Andrew McCutchen, 2013 National League MVP, is the poster boy for what small-budget teams can accomplish, saying, “Payroll doesn’t mean everything. If that was the case, the Yankees would win every year.”That’s all heart-warming, but evidence suggests that the relationship between money and winning is as strong now as it’s been any time in the free-agency era. Check out the figure below, which shows the relationship between spending and win percentage during each of the three 10-year spans since 1985.1Salary and win percentage were standardized within each season to account for the league’s financial growth and changes in league competitiveness. Data collected from baseball-reference.com. Each team season is one dot in the figure, and the red line reflects a smoothed curve fit through the points. The smoothed curves represent the general relationship between spending and performance for each team season in each decade; aggregating all the decade’s data points shows a pattern: More money generally means more wins.The line gets steeper going from left to right, implying that in recent seasons, jumps in salary have been associated with larger gains in win percentage. Altogether, none of the 20 teams with the highest relative salaries since 1985 have finished below .500. GRAPHIC: Using data from the last 30 years, we created win-pay curves for every team in Major League Baseball. Click here to see how well your favorite team spent its money.J.C. Bradbury, an economics professor at Kennesaw State University, found that winning more increases revenue exponentially. “Going from 85 wins to 90 is worth more than 80 wins to 85,” he says. As a result, while it might cost more per win for a team that wins 90 games than 85, it makes financial sense because the revenue reward will be higher as well. This leads to a self-perpetuating cycle. Additionally, fans of teams that win frequently expect them to continue winning, and management pays more to do so. For a team like the New York Yankees, paying 10 percent more than anyone else for a second baseman who is only 5 percent better than his closest peer is worth the money (and they can afford it).But though the current narrative revolves around small-budget success stories as an argument against the importance of salaries, baseball has always had small-budget overachievers. “Just because you don’t spend money doesn’t mean you can’t win,” Bradbury says. As long as there has been baseball, there have been teams with low payrolls that have exceeded expectations in the win column.Perhaps one reason for the renewed focus on the success of small-budget teams is the importance of playoff success versus the regular season. Postseasons in American sports offer a smaller sample size than, say, soccer’s English Premier League, where the winner is determined by 38 games. In baseball, the better team (the one with the higher payroll) is less likely to prevail over the course of a short playoff series than they would be over an entire season. That, combined with the expansion of the playoffs, means it’s easier for a small-budget team to reach the World Series, as the Kansas City Royals did in 2014, losing to the San Francisco Giants in Game 7. Winning a playoff series can come down to a few factors — a couple of good pitchers and luck — that are less important during the regular season. “The formula seems to be: limp through regular season, get into playoffs, then win,” said Rodney Fort, professor of sport management in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan.Fort, however, also thinks that the case for the relationship between payroll and wins is overstated. “When have we ever been satisfied that a simple relationship between one variable and another variable tells the whole story of the determination of winning?” he says. “What you really need to do is stop and think about what are all the other things: nothing about coaches, nothing about front office/GM acumen.” In Fort’s view, equating payroll and wins leaves out too many other variables.He has a point, as the relationship between salary and winning can be drastically different among different franchises. Some teams don’t get results when they spend more — the New York Mets frowny face is almost too perfect given their fortunes.For a few small-budget teams such as the Cleveland Indians and the Royals, though, there’s a strong relationship between spending and winning.As you can see in the chart of every team’s win-pay curves, spending usually helps, but incompetent spending gets a team nowhere. It’s a waste.Click here to see every team’s win-pay curves. read more

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BBC claims it does not know what some star names are paid

Fiona Bruce’s Antiques Roadshow salary is hidden, although her Question Time fees will be publishedCredit:Anna Gordon/BBC Fiona Bruce “We recommend that the corporation re-think this decision ahead of its forthcoming Annual Report.”The BBC is now under pressure from Government to publish their pay.A DCMS spokesman said: “BBC Studios is a wholly commercial company not funded by the licence fee and needs to be able to compete on a level playing field to succeed. However, we expect BBC Studios to lead industry best practice on pay transparency and would encourage the BBC to consider if there is more it can do on this front.”The corporation made the disclosure to the select committee, which demanded written answers about BBC pay after finding responses before a Westminster hearing last year to be unsatisfactory. The claim drew a withering response from the select committee, which said: “The BBC, as a publicly funded body, has a responsibility to lead on issues of pay and transparency. The BBC chooses to call its independent production arm ‘BBC Studios’ because of the strength of the BBC’s reputation, and we find the suggestion extraordinary – from the perspective of licence fee payers – that the BBC does not have information from BBC Studios as to the level of remuneration it pays to talent. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Fiona Bruce’s salary for Fake or Fortune? and Antiques Roadshow is secret because those shows are made by BBC Studios, although her Question Time fee will be disclosed later this year as that contract is directly with the BBC.The BBC said that it “of course has this data for BBC Studios”, available to a handful of executives, but will not publish it.The select committee also criticised the BBC for failing to acknowledge that it has a pay discrimination problem.“Our evidence suggests women with the BBC are working in comparable jobs to men but earning far less. This is unacceptable: the BBC is failing to live up to its duty to advance equality of opportunity,” it said. The BBC has claimed it has no idea what many of its top stars are paid, a situation that MPs have described as “extraordinary”.A large proportion of BBC shows are made by independent production companies, which do not have to reveal salaries. And under changes introduced last year, presenters and actors working for the corporation’s commercial arm, BBC Studios, can also keep pay details secret.BBC Studios stars include Strictly Come Dancing’s Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, Alex Jones and Matt Baker of The One Show, along with the casts of EastEnders, Casualty and Doctor Who.In a written submission to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, published on Wednesday, the BBC said: “The Government agreed that BBC Studios should be treated on a level playing field with independent production companies. In order for the BBC to compete in an increasingly global market for talent we continue to believe this is essential.“The BBC does not have information about payments made to talent by independent production companies. When we commission a programme from an independent production company, we negotiate a price for the programme – individual contractual arrangements with talent are a matter for them.” read more

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Sheffield holds first global workshop for robotics in mining

first_imgSheffield Robotics, in association with STFC Boulby Underground Lab, held the first Global Workshop for Robotics and Autonomous Systems in Mining on Wednesday March 2. The event, held at the Millenium Gallery in Sheffield, saw over 55 attendees from the mining, robotics and autonomous systems sector coming together for a collaborative workshop on how to solve some of the major challenges within mining.After a review of mining around the world and an introduction to the future of Mining from the Camborne School of Mines, a series of talks and roundtable workshops were held throughout the day.One of the workshops focused on the question: What are the most important problems facing the mining sector over the next 50 years that requires new research to solve them?In another session, attendees, including representatives from Sandvik Mining, Joy Global and Cleveland Potash as well as 10 universities, ranked and prioritised key themes for the industry. The most critical themes were Safety; Accessing Small Ore Deposits; Energy Efficiency; Accessing Remote Ore Deposits; and Skills Shortages, in order of priority.Professor Tony Dodd, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, said: “The aim of the day was to formulate a robotics and autonomous systems research strategy involving all key stakeholders. We prioritised key areas crucial to optimising impact in this area and supporting the mining industry to reach its full potential economically, productively and increasing safety and sustainability in the sector.“It was fantastic to see so many engaged attendees from the robotics and mining sectors and I look forward to developing networks and partnerships to develop research projects in this area.”The results and feedback from the workshop will progress the groundwork established by recent initiatives both within Europe and globally, such as SPARC, to shape the implementation of key strategic plans and a roadmap for the industry.Sheffield Robotics is an interdisciplinary research institute, which spans multiple departments and five faculties, and has members in both The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. The institute has one of the largest portfolios of ongoing publicly-funded robotics research in the UK, supported by both the UK Research Councils and the European Union.STFC Boulby Underground Laboratory is the UK’s deep underground science facility operating in a working Potash mine in the northeast of the UK. Funded by STFC and supported by the Boulby mine operators ICL-UK. The Boulby lab hosts a range of research studies from astrophysics to astrobiology, including robotics development for space exploration and mining.last_img read more

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Un cargo spatial sera incendié en août 2014

first_imgUn cargo spatial sera incendié en août 2014Le cargo européen ATV-5 Georges Lemaître, qui sera lancé vers l’ISS en février 2014, va être incendié une fois sa mission terminée afin de réaliser des mesures scientifiques.Si c’est actuellement le cargo ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi qui est arrimé à la Station spatiale internationale, auquel succèdera l’ATV-4 Albert Einstein en février 2013, c’est bien le suivant, l’ATV-5 Georges Lemaître qui sera sous le feu des projecteurs. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALe vaisseau, qui sera lancé en février 2014 depuis le site spatial de Kourou, en Guyane française, va en effet connaître un sort un peu différent de ses confrères, révèle l’agence Ria Novosti.Présent à Moscou, le chef de la mission de l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) en Russie, René Pichel, a ainsi annoncé qu’en août 2014, après s’être désarrimé de l’ISS, les scientifiques mettront le feu à bord de l’ATV-5 Georges Lemaître peu avant sa chute dans l’océan Pacifique. A l’aide de capteurs et de caméras, ils suivront son évolution et transmettront ces données au Centre de contrôle des vols à Toulouse. Une expérience destinée à étudier la combustion de différents matériaux en apesanteur, a expliqué René Pichel.  Le 28 avril 2012 à 20:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Builders break ground for Parade of Homes

first_imgSeptember will mark the 40th year of the NW Natural Parade of Homes, where new spec homes serve as a showcase for the latest trends in home design.The annual, two-week event hosted by the Building Industry Association of Clark County broke ground Wednesday morning. Three developers will build five homes for this year’s show in September, but Jim Beriault, a spokesman for the event, said attendees might be most impressed by the location.“I think it’s a really pleasant and beautiful setting and I think that’s what really draws people in,” Beriault said.The Parade of Homes this year will be held at a subdivision called The Meadows at Whipple Creek, northeast of the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Builders include Cascade West Development, Generation Homes Northwest and Quail Homes.Prices of the new homes will range from $700,000 to $900,000 — well above Clark County’s median home price for March at $316,500 — and sized between 2,500 square feet and 3,500 square feet. The homes will display trends in building techniques, landscaping and interior design.Usual paradegoers, according to Beriault, can be prospective homebuilders looking for ideas or just people who like seeing new home designs.“They want to see a nice variety of design and architecture. They want to see ideas, they want to see the latest color trends and what kind of design ideas they can pull from,” he said.Beriault said that this year there may be an emphasis on smart home technology, a trend in homebuilding that pairs smartphones to a house’s internal systems such as locking or heating and cooling.last_img read more

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Ed Woodward refuses to give updates on Man Uniteds managerial plans

first_imgExecutive vice-chairman Ed Woodward reiterated that Manchester United will be not be giving any updates on their search for a permanent coach during their campaign.The Red Devils fired Jose Mourinho in December following a poor start to the season, which left United down in sixth-place and 11 points adrift of the top-four in the Premier League.The Portuguese’s relationship with players and staff members had deteriorated with youngsters struggling to develop under Mourinho’s watch.Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since thrived at Old Trafford with 10 wins in his opening 12 games in charge.While the Norwegian’s unbeaten start came to an end on Tuesday in their 2-0 first leg defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in their last-16 Champions League tie, Solskjaer is reportedly in the running for the permanent managerial vacancy.Mauricio Pochettino, Massimiliano Allegri and Zinedine Zidane have all been linked with United in recent months as well.But Woodward wouldn’t budge when it came to discussing United’s managerial search while in a conference call with investors today.“I’m not going to get into [that],” said Woodward, according to FourFourTwo.“We communicated around December time around what we were doing, with Ole coming in, and what was happening.“The next communication will be when we have something to announce regarding the manager. We’re not going to give updates part way through.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.In regards to reports suggesting United will recruit a sporting director, Woodward appeared to cool off the rumours by instead reflecting in the importance of United’s “overall structure”.“Lots has been written about this,” he said.“Looking at our structures and how we should strengthen all areas of the club is something we do on a continual basis.“We’ve done a lot of changes in the football side in the last four, five years, particularly in the academy, where we’ve materially increased investment and we’re seeing the quality of that now coming on.“On the football side, we’ve invested around the recruitment side, the player-care side, [there is] continued investment with facilities, medical and sports science, so the evolution is continuing.“It’s not necessarily that visible to the outside and, in some respects, you get a multi-year return later on [rather] than an immediate impact.“The evolution of the football side is continuing. With regards to the overall structure, we’re looking at that and ways we can make it stronger.”Next up: Chelsea away in the #EmiratesFACup. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/yLOxIIMrD8— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 13, 2019last_img read more

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Defense Bill Keeps Effort to Build East Coast Missile Site Moving Ahead

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Deployment of a potential site to host ground-based interceptors to protect the East Coast would be accelerated under the conference report for the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.The legislation would require the Missile Defense Agency director to choose a preferred location to build an East Coast missile defense site within 30 days after the draft environmental impact statements now under way are published, reported Defense News. Those studies are expected to be completed by January 2016.The measure also would require DOD to submit a plan to expedite the deployment time for a potential third missile site by at least two years. Missile defense sites at Fort Greely, Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., currently protect the nation against limited intercontinental ballistic missiles.Selection of a possible third site should be based on the environmental impact statements and on operational and cost effectiveness, according to the conference report. The department, which is assessing four locations in the eastern half of the United States, has made no decision to proceed with construction of a new missile defense site, and officials do not believe it is necessary. The four sites in the running are:Fort Drum, N.Y.Naval Air Station Portsmouth SERE Training Area, MaineCamp Ravenna Joint Training Center, OhioFort Custer Training Center, Mich.In February the commander of the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command said it could cost at least $3 billion to build an East Coast missile defense site, according to the story.last_img read more

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BJP MLA shot at after argument breaks out during Holi celebration in

first_imgBJP MLA Yogesh Verma from UP’s Lakhimpur.TwitterBharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) MLA Yogesh Verma was shot in the leg on Thursday, March 21, during Holi festivities at the party office in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur. The incident happened at around 3 pm when the MLA was meeting some people and an argument broke out. The shooter reportedly opened fire at the BJP MLA.Verma, who represents Lakhimpur in the Lok Sabha, was rushed to a nearby hospital and is reportedly said to be out of danger.”Lakhimpur Sadar MLA Yogesh Verma was meeting some people when an argument broke out following which he was shot at. He is out of danger. He is in a state of shock and unable to give a statement right now. An investigation is underway,” said S Singh, DM Lakhimpur Kheri.A case has been registered but the police are yet to arrest the shooter.last_img read more

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80pc married women experience violence from partners

first_imgOver 80 per cent of married women in Bangladesh have experienced violent behaviour from their partners at least once, says a report, according to UNB.  And, as high as 55 per cent of the married women faced physical or sexual harassment in their lifetime, said UN Women Bangladesh on Saturday quoting VAW (Violence against Women) Survey 2015 carried out by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.Only 2.6 per cent took any legal action for physical or sexual violence, says the report.About 1 in 5 adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 surveyed in Bangladesh reported experiencing partners’ sexual violence, according to UNICEF.Nearly 2 per cent of GDP is lost due to expenses related to violence against women and girls.More than 67 per cent of the female respondents of a survey reported violence at the factory they are working.Some 76 per cent female students in higher education institutions faced sexual harassment in their education campus (UN Women).On the other hand, some 50 per cent of violence incidents reported by Rohingyas are sexual assault.Many cases go unreported by survivors because of “safety, confidentiality, shame and stigma” (UNFPA 2017)According to Ain-o-Salish Kendro (ASK) Bangladesh, from 2013 till Sept 2017, 86 per cent of rape victims were minors under 18 years.Among these minors, 49 per cent of rape victims were girls between 7-12 years.Some 10 per cent of all men interviewed in urban site reported perpetrating some form of rape against a woman or girl in their lifetime (Partners for Prevention – P4P study 2013).A survey with violence perpetrators reveals that the most common motivation for sexual violence was the belief that sex is men’s entitlement (77 per cent of urban and 81 per cent of rural men).About 29-35 per cent of men sexually abused women to take out their anger or to punish them, while about 57- 67 per cent of men sexually abused women just for fun (P4P study 2013).A UN study in Bangladesh asked men if they had forced a woman to have sex in anytime in their lives and 10 per cent men said yes, they had done it, UN Women Bangladesh said citing a 2013 report.Some 82 per cent of rural and 79 per cent of urban Bangladeshi men said “privilege” as their reason for rape. And an overwhelming 95.1 per cent of these men experienced no legal consequences.last_img read more

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Hills see promising tourist inflow post elections

first_imgDarjeeling: Despite the tourist season kicking off late in the region owing to the general elections, tourist inflow has been very promising post elections. However, a need has been felt for better infrastructure to handle the growing number of tourists.”Most of the hotels, especially in the Hills, have been sold out till June 20. It is a very positive indication that even in June rooms are sold out,” stated Samrat Sanyal, general secretary, Himalayan Hospitality and Tourism Development Network. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHowever, Sanyal expressed apprehension over the stretching of infrastructure that has resulted from the tourist boom. “Things like traffic jams, parking problems and water woes in the Hills have to be looked into before the next tourist season in October. All arrangements have to be made well in advance,” he added. Incidentally, representatives of the travel and tourism industry have recently met state Tourism minister Goutam Deb to discuss these issues. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”There has been a heavy tourist inflow. We have requested private buses and taxis to stop overcharging. At present there are 4 government buses running from Siliguri to Darjeeling and back, along with 2 buses from Siliguri to Kalimpong and back. We have made arrangements to increase the number of government buses from June 15. An additional Tourism department bus will ply between Siliguri and Darjeeling from June 17,” stated the Tourism minister. From June 15, 7 buses of the North Bengal State Transport Corporation will ply between Siliguri and Darjeeling, with another 5 buses from Siliguri to Kalimpong. The minister asked police and the Regional Traffic Officer to remain vigilant. “No tourist should be harassed,” he added. Deb also appealed to the police to address public grievances. “During Durga Puja there is a huge rush in the Hills and Dooars from Mahalaya to Bhai Phota. We have to have a tourist-friendly system in place by September,” he said. It may be mentioned that every year more than seven lakh domestic tourists visit the region, while the foreign tourist footfall remains around 30,000.last_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Tyrann Mathieu’s road to the NFL and the Arizona Cardinals was not always a smooth one.And, according to Mathieu himself, it was one that at one point seemed like it could take a tragic detour.Mathieu, when speaking to Fox Sports Arizona’s Craig Morgan, said he contemplated taking his own life in 2012 while in jail. Mathieu was there because, following his dismissal from the LSU football team for failing multiple drug tests, police found marijuana during a search of his apartment. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling It’s nice to see Mathieu try and turn what could have been a terrible tragedy into something positive. He’s not hiding from his past; no, instead he’s embracing his history and hoping that others can learn from it. 0 Comments   Share   Mathieu told Morgan that it was his cellmates who encouraged him to forget those thoughts, saying he was a good football player and shouldn’t be going down that road. Because of the experience, Mathieu said he was able to get his life back together and focus on football. And with things seemingly heading in the right direction, Mathieu said he wants to start a foundation to help others who might be feeling the same way he once did.It would be called “Second Chance,” and the idea would be to give others the same opportunity to turn their lives around that he received.“People go through a lot of things. They can be every-day personal things, not just suicide,” he said. “I just want to reach out and use this platform for something positive and be an inspiration to people who want to see me as an inspiration.”center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “I’m sitting in that jail cell thinking, ‘I don’t know if I want to go back out there and face the music,’ ” he said. “I didn’t know how I was going to commit suicide in the cell, but that was the direction my life was heading.” Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Cypriot doctor participates in medical first for Africa

first_imgLimassol-born professor Ermos Nicolaou was part of a team of doctors that performed surgery in utero on a baby with spina bifida, it emerged on Tuesday.The particular surgery was a first for Africa.Usually, the neural tube forms early on in the development of a foetus, and closes by the 28th day after conception – but for children with spina bifida, the neural tube can either fail to develop or close properly. This abnormality causes significant defects in the spinal cord and vertebrae.Johannesburg Mediclinic Morningside’s Nicolaou, specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist, and specialist in maternal and fetal medicine, performed the surgery with a team of international experts led by professor Mike Belfort from the United States.Nicolaou said the foetus was at a gestational age of 25 weeks before the surgery.“Usually, in these cases parents can either choose to terminate the pregnancy or to have the baby and undergo a series of surgeries after delivery to repair the defect on the spine, the brain and the feet,” he told South Africa’s news outlet The Independent Online.Nicolaou, born in Limassol in 1961, grew up in Cyprus before studying medicine in Germany. He moved to Johannesburg to obtain his specialisation and has worked and lived there since.You May LikeDirectExposeWorld’s First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years LaterDirectExposeUndoHealthCentral.com7 Sneaky Signs of Lung CancerHealthCentral.comUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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