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first_imgNew Delhi: Sep 27, 2018 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos withCaptions released today. To view thumbnails of thesePhotographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.comNATINONALRanchi: ED Officials seal the house of former Jharkhandminister Enos Ekka(B)Patna: Bhajapa Bhagao, Loktantra Bachao rally(B)Jammu: Municipal Election 2018(B)Ranchi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaguratesa pipeline(B)Bikaner/ Bhubaneswar/Agra : World Tourism Day(B)Meerut: Meerut MLA house attacked(B)Allahabad: Rahul Gandhi is greeted by his party workers in Allahabad(B)New Delhi: Arun Jaitley meets former ministerSukh Ram(B)New Delhi: Arun Jaitley at his office(B+A)Karad: Gram Panchayat elections(B)New Delhi: Supreme Court verdict on adultery law(B)New Delhi: National Tourism Awards 2016-17(B)Mumbai: Thugs of Hindostan trailer launch(A)Srinagar: Funeral of a civilian in Srinagar(B+A)Managua: Pro-government march in Managua(B)INTERNATIONALNew York: First lady Melania Trump greets an attendeeafter speaking during a reception(A)United Nations : 73rd session of the United NationsGeneral Assembly,(b+a)Putrajaya: Rosmah Mansor leaves Anti-CorruptionAgency after questioning(A)New York: One Planet Summit in New York(B)Mexico City : Protesters shout slogans as they protestthe disappearance of 43 students(B)Oslo : Former U.S President Barack Obama attendsOslo Business Forum in Oslo(B)Hanoi : The flag-draped coffin of the late PresidentTran Dai Quang(A)Managua: Pro-government march in Managua,(B)Conway : A S.C. State Transport officer guards theend of a flooded roadadvertisement(B)ErezL: Protest at the entrance of Erez border crossingbetween Gaza and Israel,(B)Montreal: Malala Yousafzai arrives at the Influence MTL conference(B)Manila : A Filipino port worker looks as the JapaneseShip Akebono (DD-108(B)New York: Sushma Swaraj in New Year(A)SPORTSAbuDhabi:Asia Cup between Pakistan and Bangladesh (B+A)Leganes: Spanish La Liga soccer match(B)PTI PHOTO VNA DLDLlast_img read more

Australia still a good side, says Brisbane T20 hero Marcus Stoinis

first_imgMarcus Stoinis, whose all-rounder performance denied India a victory in the first Twenty20 International at the Gabba, said Australia remain a “good side” even though things have not gone their way over the last few months.Stoinis produced an all-round show to help Australia beat India by 4 runs in a rain-curtailed 17-overs-a-side match in Brisbane on Wednesday.He scored a 19-ball 33 not out and then defended 13 runs in the final over to give Australia a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.”We have got good memories in the team. We dominated T20s last year. We were in good form not so long ago. Obviously, things have not gone our way but we know we are still a good side,” said Stoinis.India vs Australia, 1st T20I: MATCH REPORT | HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDIn the absence of the suspended Steve Smith and David Warner, Australia recently lost to South Africa and England in the limited-overs formats.Hosts England had blanked Australia 5-0 in the ODI series before the team from Down Under lost the ODIs and one-off T20 at home to South Africa. They had also suffered a 3-0 whitewash against Pakistan in a T20 series last month.Talking about his batting effort, Stoinis said: “It was good fun. They showed faith in me at number five. We were focussed on a building a partnership and we got that.”Also Read – Matt Renshaw left out as Australia name squad for first two Tests vs IndiaOn the bowling front, he added: “In this particular game there were longer boundaries. Also wind…the conditions were tricky. We were trying to bowl yorkers but they ended up being beamers. So it is something we are working on.”advertisementThe second T20 of the series will be played in Melbourne on Friday.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Man City triumph on last-gasp Sterling stunner

first_imgManchester City 2 Southampton 1: Sterling snatches last-gasp winner Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 06:03 11/30/17 raheem sterling - cropped Getty Images Raheem Sterling’s brilliant goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time gave Manchester City a last-gasp win over Southampton. Manchester City restored their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League thanks to a goal in the dying seconds by Raheem Sterling that sealed a dramatic 2-1 home win over Southampton.A Kevin De Bruyne free-kick, diverted into his own net by Virgil van Dijk, had looked likely to be enough to give Pep Guardiola’s side a 12th league win in a row until Oriol Romeu snatched an equaliser 15 minutes from time.But Sterling curled home a sublime winner as the game crept into the sixth minute of injury time to maintain the hosts’ charge towards the title. 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A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player City battled back from a goal down to beat Huddersfield Town last time out, Sterling also scoring the winner in that clash, and they could easily have found themselves behind in the first half at the Etihad Stadium against a Saints side buoyed by their 4-1 win over Everton.Wesley Hoedt and Maya Yoshida missed clear opportunities to punish the home side for a sloppy opening period, with goalkeeper Fraser Forster equal to anything City were able to produce.That was until the 47th minute, when De Bruyne’s goal-bound delivery was deflected in at the near post by Van Dijk, allowing the home fans to breathe a little more easily.The home side failed to add to the goal and were punished in the closing stages by Romeu’s clinical finish, but Sterling struck to deny Saints a valuable point and frustrate title rivals Manchester United, who had looked set to make up ground on City.40 – Man City’s haul of 40 points from their first 14 Premier League games this season is the joint-best tally ever at this stage of a top-flight campaign (also Tottenham in 1960/61 – 3 pts for a win). Momentum. pic.twitter.com/iX3cpGq7aC— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 29, 2017A surprisingly slack start from City should have been punished 14 minutes in, with Hoedt only able to head against the crossbar from inside the six-yard box after Ryan Bertrand’s corner was flicked on by Yoshida.City broke swiftly and twice tested Forster, with Sterling and Gabriel Jesus denied by the England international, who then made a flying stop to claw away a Fernandinho effort after Mario Lemina was dispossessed in his own half.Ilkay Gundogan then missed City’s best chance of the half, scuffing a half-volley into the turf and behind for a goal kick after Forster had saved from Sergio Aguero, but the home side continued to look subdued and Yoshida missed a clear opportunity to punish them before the break, prodding an effort over the bar from point-blank range after Van Dijk’s downward header.Saints were made to rue those misses in the first two minutes of the second half. De Bruyne whipped in a low free-kick from the left of the penalty area and the ball was turned into his own net by Van Dijk, who was under pressure from Aguero.We’ve scored in the second half of every @premierleague game so far this season   #mancity pic.twitter.com/xJtP6rM7kU — Manchester City (@ManCity) November 29, 2017 Jesus was then thwarted by Forster when through one-on-one and the Saints keeper made a flying save to keep out a De Bruyne strike from 25 yards out, with City apparently keen to press their advantage and kill off any hope of a comeback from the visitors.Aguero missed a free header from another De Bruyne delivery before Van Dijk spurned the chance to equalise, nodding another dangerous corner over the crossbar from six yards out.However, just as the game looked to be getting away from the visitors, they snatched their equaliser. A deep cross from Bertrand was controlled expertly by substitute Sofiane Boufal and, when he picked out Romeu from the byline, the midfielder made no mistake in smashing high past Ederson.City poured forward and their pressure told seconds after the allotted five minutes of injury time, Sterling collecting De Bruyne’s pass and bending a stunning strike into the top-left corner from the edge of the area to deal a blow to United and the chasing pack in the title race.Key Opta Stats:- Manchester City’s winning run in the Premier League is now at 12 games – the only two teams to go on a longer winning run within a single Premier League season are Chelsea (13 in 2016-17) and Arsenal (13 in 2001-02).- Southampton have picked up just one point from their last seven Premier League visits to the Etihad Stadium.- Since his Premier League debut for Manchester City in September 2015, Kevin De Bruyne has had a hand in 51 goals in the competition (17 goals, 34 assists), more than any other midfielder in that time.- Raheem Sterling has scored the winning goal in the 84th minute or later in four different competitive games for Manchester City this season, including in each of their last three games.- Sterling has been directly involved in 12 goals in his last 13 competitive appearances for Manchester City (10 goals, two assists).  read morelast_img read more

Arsenal’s top-four hopes hit after 3-0 defeat to Leicester City

first_imgArsenal’s top-four hopes hit after 3-0 defeat to Leicester CityPremier League: Jamie Vardy scored a brace and Youri Tielemans added another as Leicester City defeated Arsenal 3-0 to dent the London club’s top four ambitionsadvertisement Reuters LeicesterApril 28, 2019UPDATED: April 28, 2019 21:35 IST Arsenal after the loss are stuck in fifth position with 66 points (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSArsenal lost to Leicester City 3-0 in the Premier LeagueJamie Vardy scored a brace and Youri Tielemans added anotherArsenal suffered their fourth loss in their last five league gamesTen-man Arsenal suffered a 3-0 Premier League defeat at Leicester City on Sunday in another blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four and qualifying for the Champions League.Goals from Youri Tielemans and a Jamie Vardy double ensured Arsenal suffered a fourth loss in their last five league games, three of which have now come on the road.They remain in fifth on 66 points, with top-four rivals Manchester United in sixth place (64 points) playing fourth-placed Chelsea (67) later on Sunday.Unai Emery’s side had defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles sent off for a second booking in the 36th minute for a late challenge on James Maddison. He had been cautioned earlier for a foul on Ben Chilwell.”The second yellow card gave us a lot of problems,” Emery said. “I don’t agree with the first yellow card. It’s the seventh minute of the game, but I respect the referee.”It did change it a lot to play with one player less because we prepared with our game plan to be strong defensively. But with the red card the plan changed.”Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said referee Michael Oliver had no choice but to send off the 21-year-old.”I think Michael had no choice,” Rodgers said. “There was a number of fouls and it was his second foul in the game that got him a second yellow so it was a good decision.”It was probably an accumulation of fouls and young Ben Chilwell staying on his feet in the box might have saved him from going earlier.”advertisementEmery withdrew Alex Iwobi at halftime to bring centre back Laurent Koscielny on to shore up the defence but Leicester dominated possession and had 12 shots on target in the match to Arsenal’s one.FULL-TIME Leicester 3-0 ArsenalSecond-half goals from Tielemans & Vardy (2) give the Foxes victory against 10-man Gunners. @LCFC up to 8th in #PL#LEIARS pic.twitter.com/UHBdb9PAPnPremier League (@premierleague) April 28, 2019Arsenal had goalkeeper Bernd Leno to thank as the German made a string of saves to keep the visitors in the contest, but even he had no chance when Tielemans sneaked past the defence to head home Maddison’s cross in the 59th minute.Leicester doubled their lead through Vardy who latched on to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s long ball to first hit the crossbar and then head home the rebound with Leno in no-man’s land.Vardy grabbed another in stoppage time when Ricardo Pereira dribbled past the defence and squared the ball for the English striker who scored his 18th league goal of the season.Leicester moved up to eighth and now have a chance of finishing seventh, potentially qualifying for the Europa League next season. Brendan Rodgers’ side sit three points behind seventh-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers with two games to go.Arsenal can still qualify for the Champions League if they win the Europa League and Emery said they had to shift their focus to the first leg of the semi-final on Thursday when they host Spanish side Valencia.”We are thinking in the present and the next match is Valencia,” Emery said. “Then we think about Brighton (next Sunday) and winning.”At the beginning of the season, during the season and now, we know we have possibility in the Europa League also and in the Premier League we will play Brighton at home and try to win.”Also Read | Messi boosts iconic status at Barcelona with 10th La Liga crownFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Premier leagueFollow Jamie VardyFollow ArsenalFollow top-fourFollow Leicester CityFollow Youri Tielemans Nextlast_img read more

A Brief History of Oktoberfest and Why You Should Celebrate in 2018

first_img 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather Editors’ Recommendations Hans-Peter Merten/Getty ImagesThe Bavarian festival that is Oktoberfest taps on September 22 (despite its October name) in the city of Munich, Germany and runs for two weeks. Much like the other alcohol-forward holidays appropriated in America, Oktoberfest has become a favorite within the United States as local breweries take the opportunity to honor the frothy tradition of Märzen bier, the amber lager quintessential to Oktoberfest that originated in Bavaria and can be translated to “March beer.”So, Oktoberfest takes place in September and celebrates a March beer? Das stimmt!Oktoberfest has become largely an agricultural celebration of the last harvest before summer. “Märzen was brewed in March, laid down in casks during the summer, and aged to be ready for the celebration,” says Brandon Jacobs of Great Divide Brewery. “It used to be that before you go and plant your fields in the summer, you brew one last beer for the year, and that is in March. Back then, you wouldn’t be able to brew over the summertime since it’d be too warm for yeast to ferment. Instead of brewing over the summer, you’re working in the field. Come September/October, you get to celebrate that you’ve brought in the harvest.”“Oktoberfest for me today is a celebration of the bounty of the land tying it back into beer,” Jacobs adds. “It’s a time to slow down and reflect on the work done over the summer.”Today, the celebration includes stein-hoisting, pretzels, and lederhosen. However, the original Oktoberfest party was a little different, as it had a wedding and a horse race.Oktoberfest HistoryLudwig I of BavariaOktoberfest began on October 12, 1810, when Crown Prince Ludwig got hitched to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. These royals strayed from bougie tradition and turned the wedding into a public event, inviting the people of Munich to come to the fields in front of the city gates and celebrate the union.The shindig lasted for days; free food and beer flowed through the city. In the beginning, this beer was darker and maltier, closer to a Munich dunkel. The celebration concluded with a horse race.Seeing as the royal family couldn’t celebrate a wedding every year on October 12, it was the annual horse race that promoted the tradition of Oktoberfest. In modern Munch, this tradition has been drunk under the table.Oktoberfest BeerOktoberfest attendees were forced to switch to a Vienna-style lager in the late 1800s when Munich breweries ran out of the darker lager, according to the American Homebrewers Association. “After the First World War, the color evolved into a reddish-brown, Märzen-like hue. Today, the Oktoberfest style has settled into session strength, malt-forward lager with a beautiful golden to copper color. But who knows what the Oktoberfest style 50 years down the road will look and taste like,” the AHBA says.In Munich, the qualifications for beer served at Oktoberfest is pretty rigorous.In Munich, the qualifications for beer served at Oktoberfest is pretty rigorous. First, the brewery has to be operating in the city and pass strict German beer purity laws (the “Reinheitsgebot“).In the United States, breweries hosting Oktoberfest celebrations are far more relaxed but like to stick with the classics: i.e. a märzen. Great Divide Brewing, for instance, honors the iconic Bavarian bash by tapping its award-winning HOSS lager layered with malt notes, hints of cherry and dark fruits, and a unique addition of rye that imparts a slightly earthy, spicy character.The Eastern European-style brewery, Seedstock, is serving a märzen that is amber in color and smells of malty sweetness. Not satisfied with simply tapping an Oktoberfest beer, Seedstock will host an Oktoberfest party complete with an authentic Polka band and stein hoisting.If you don’t have a local brewery that makes an Oktoberfest-style beer, your best bet here in the states is to find a bottle from Weihenstephan, a Bavarian brewery founded in freaking 1040, aka the oldest brewery in the world. Weihenstephan’s Festbier is as good as it gets.Sam Adams also makes an Octoberfest beer that is super malty with German Noble hops and additional (more Americanized) caramel and toffee flavors.Oktoberfest in MunichIf you happen to be in Munich for the OG Oktoberfest, be prepared: In 2017, the annual festival saw  6.2 million visitors. With 14 tents participating in the festivities, it can be quite daunting to choose the right one. The Manual’s top five must-visit tents are:Schottenhamel: This is where all the action starts. At noon on September 22, the mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, will yell out “O’zapft is!” after tapping the first keg, then you’ll get close with around 10,000 of other beer guzzlers.Hochreiters Kalbsbraterei: At this meat-centric tent, around 300 people can enjoy all kinds of traditional German veal dishes and several gourmet plates. Remember to eat something since there will be a lot of beer to come.Weinzelt: Not into drinking enormous amounts of beer? No problem! Head to the Weinzelt tent where 15 different varieties of wine are served, as well as several types of sekt (that’s Germany’s version of sparkling wine.)Augustiner-Festhalle: This tent is known for being the friendliest of all. Servers always greet you with a smile no matter how hectic it is. It’s even family-friendly; Augustiner-Festhalle has a kids’ day on Tuesdays with special discounts.Käfer’s Wies’n-Schänke: By far the most exclusive tent of the whole event, you’ll only get past the door of Käfer’s Wies’n-Schänke after 11 p.m. if you’re famous or well-connected.If you make it, try the Käfer-roasted duck. The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts Getting to Know the Lithuanian Beer Scenelast_img read more

Hop, Hop, and Away: These Are the Best Airport Brewpubs

first_img The Best Fresh Hop Beers to Celebrate the Hop Harvest Hops and Terroir: Why the Beer World is Embracing the Wine Term Editors’ Recommendations Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer Get to Know 6 New Types of Beer Hops We’ve come a long way since Sam Adams created the first airport brewpub at Boston Logan in 1993. Today, it’s practically implied that you’ll be able to take the edge off of pre-flight or post-TSA stress with locally-brewed craft beer at any number of American airports. Delays and stopovers in some cities; however, are decidedly better than others.The Best Airport Brewpubs in the USDeschutes Brewery – Portland International AirportOf course Portland International Airport has beer. The city otherwise known as “Beervana” lies smack dab in one of the greatest hop corridors on the planet. The airport has several options for craft enthusiasts, but Deschutes Brewery remains the best option. Taking over the spot that was occupied by Rogue Ales for the last decade, Deschutes will be serving up their famous Black Butte Porter for the next ten years at least.Stone Brewing – San Diego International AirportStone Brewing delivers heady beers to its Southern California neighbor, the San Diego International Airport. The high-octane, but typically balanced beers are fit for everything from a wee hours flight cancelation to a festive, pre-vacation toast. Plus, while airport pub grub is rarely great, Stone’s is solid. Stone Arch Craft Lab – Minneapolis-St. Paul International AirportThe Twin Cities are increasingly known for their significant contributions to the American beer scene. The airport’s main ale hub is the Stone Arch Craft Lab, a partnership with the sprawling Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild. An experimental section of the pub touts experimental beers created by guild members almost exclusively the the Lab. Devoting a few days to the Minneapolis beer galaxy is the way to go but if you only visit MSP, stop here. 317 Tap Room – Indianapolis International Airport Indy is known to have one of the best airports in the nation. It’s all the better thanks a few options for local beer, including 317 Tap Room and Granite City. The latter is out of Minnesota but the airport location is keen on showcasing some examples from the flourishing Indianapolis beer scene.Cigar City Brewing Company – Tampa International AirportOne of Florida’s most celebrated breweries has a home at the C Terminal of Tampa International. Cigar City beers, including one-offs, are served alongside Cuban-inspired grub at its airport pub. The Tampa-style lager and Jai Alai IPA are surprisingly good even when you’re jet-lagged and everybody around you is eating breakfast and drinking coffee.Cisco Brewpub – Logan International Airport (Boston)Beantown is Sam Adams country but that doesn’t mean you don’t have other options. At Logan International, hop over to Cisco Brew Pub in Terminal B, where many of the Nantucket label’s beers can be tried. If you have the time, grab another from Boston Beer Works in Terminal C, a local chain covering the style gamut from lagers to reds to IPAs. Smaller Airports OptionsSome of the best airports are the smallest ones. Bozeman Yellowstone International is intimate and beautifully situated, with a Montana-dominated draft list at one restaurant Copper Horse. Here, enjoy rotating pours from the likes of Kettlehouse, MAP, Red Lodge and more. Meanwhile, there’s bourbon country beer to be had at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport while Charleston Beer Works at Charleston International features a healthy list of local and regional labels on draft. Portland, Maine’s Shipyard Brewing has a taproom in Gate 5 of its city’s modestly-sized airport and remains the preferred stop for acclimating to a frigid Maine winter. The McMenamins Effect: How 2 Brothers Helped Start Beervana last_img read more

Deputylevel Appointments Assignments Made

first_imgPremier Stephen McNeil has appointed a deputy minister and associate deputy to Agriculture, and Fisheries and Aquaculture, and has re-assigned deputy-level responsibility for the Office of Immigration. Brian Rogers has been appointed deputy minister, and Kim MacNeil appointed associate deputy minister of the departments of Agriculture, and Fisheries and Aquaculture. Mr. Rogers has a background in marine sciences and business management, having led several private sector companies. Mr. MacNeil is a long-time provincial employee who recently served as executive director of the Public Service Renewal. “These industries are deeply rooted in Nova Scotia’s collective culture and serve as important economic drivers for the province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Mr. Rogers has proven his business expertise in the private sector and has a background in marine science research. His experience, alongside Mr. MacNeil’s public service background, will help us grow and foster these sectors in a responsible and sustainable way.” Mr. Rogers served as president of fisheries resource development at High Liner Foods and most recently as president of his own aquaculture and fisheries consulting firm. Mr. MacNeil has worked in the civil service since 1986 in several departments, including serving as acting deputy minister at the Department of Environment in 2010. Catherine Blewett will become CEO of the Office of Immigration in addition to her duties as deputy minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs. Aiming to advance Nova Scotia’s immigration priorities, the responsibility will be more closely aligned with intergovernmental affairs, maximizing links to the federal government and to a wide range of stakeholders in Nova Scotia. Ms. Blewett will take over the responsibilities immediately. Mr. MacNeil’s appointment is effective Jan. 27, and Mr. Rogers’s Feb. 24.last_img read more

Dairy farmers say denting supply management in NAFTA deal would be devastating

first_imgMONTREAL – Nearly 1,000 kilometres from Washington, where a team of top Canadian negotiators sit in 11th-hour NAFTA discussions, Peter Strebel works under a cloud of concern at the rural Quebec dairy farm his father founded in 1976.The Quebec milk producer is worried that rumblings that Canada may sacrifice part of the sacred cow of supply management as a concession in trade negotiations with the United States would “punish” the dairy industry, open the floodgates to American milk products and prompt thousands of farm closures north of the border.“There would be lots of bankruptcies … It would be devastating,” he said from his farm south of Montreal.“We’ll probably have to cut back on investment, maybe lay off a couple workers. I don’t know how it would be done.”Canadian dairy operates under a supply management system, in which farmers are protected from competition because the government blocks out foreign production with high tariffs and sets quotas to limit production and prevent market saturation. With traditional market forces removed, the government decides how much farmers are paid for their production, helping to keep farmers’ incomes stable.The protectionist policy, a staple of Canadian agriculture for more than 40 years, has come under periodic attack from U.S. President Donald Trump.And as trade talks hit a fever pitch ahead of a pending Friday deadline, Strebel and others fear that the Canadian government is ready to make concessions on dairy.More than 15 per cent of the Canadian dairy market is already opening up to imports under terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed in March. Any further dents to supply-side protection would imperil the business, said Strebel, who represents his region on the board of the Milk Producers of Quebec.Strebel’s 150 cows churn out 5,000 litres of milk per day, which is trucked off to 115 processing facilities — waypoints on the path to products ranging from Yoplait yogurt to local cheese.Several potential concessions are of particular concern to him and Canada’s 11,000 dairy producers, the vast majority of whom are located in Quebec and Ontario.One is Canada’s domestic milk ingredient pricing system. The Class 7 pricing agreement struck in 2016 has effectively restricted U.S. exports of ultra-filtered milk used to make dairy products, industry experts say.The policy allows Canadian dairy processors to buy domestic milk at world market prices instead of higher prices controlled by the national supply management system. U.S. dairy groups argue the policy provides processors with an incentive to cut milk imports and intentionally blocks American products.But the head of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario believes scrapping Class 7 would be detrimental to the Canadian industry.“Either we’d try to get less capital cost per unit of milk shipped and try and live that way, or go broke — or just try to ride it out for a few more years and then quit,” said Ralph Dietrich, who chairs the advocacy group and co-owns a dairy farm in southwestern Ontario.Should supply management suffer a blow at the trade table, Strebel wondered if Canada would compensate with hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies, or rethink its ban on bovine growth hormone for dairy cows, which the U.S. allows as a means to boost milk production.Robert Wolfe, a professor emeritus at Queen’s University who specializes in agriculture trade policy, pointed to the possibility of devalued quotas. Much like the medallion system that regulates the number of taxi drivers, quotas mean a farmer has the right to produce a certain amount of the product.Any new farmer has to buy in, and the rights don’t come cheap — anywhere from $20,000 to $43,000.“That quota is the right to sell a certain amount of milk. But if anybody can sell milk, then that quota that you’ve spent a lot of money on is worthless,” he said. “For the typical dairy farmer, we’re talking millions.”Slashing supply management or lowering tariff rates would have a ripple effect, particularly for farmers with recent capital investments and bigger debt loads, said Al Mussell, research lead for Agri-Food Economic Systems in Guelph, Ont.“There are some farmers that have reinvested in facilities and expanded in more efficient facilities, but are relatively new and financially leveraged who could have a great deal of difficulty in that environment because they’ve lost some of their ability to generate revenue,” Mussell said.However, supply management is also one of the few cards the Trudeau government has left to play at the bargaining table after the U.S. and Mexico reached their own side deal on Monday.Defending dairy farmers, who enjoy artificially high prices and exorbitant incomes, threatens to hurt the steel, aluminum and automotive industries during trade negotiations unless concessions are made, said Martha Hall Findlay, president and chief executive of the Canada West Foundation.“Why are we sacrificing those sectors, those jobs, those Canadians, for a small number of now wealthy producers?” she wrote in a paper released Wednesday.Findlay called on Ottawa to dismantle supply management, “not because Trump says so, but because it’s in Canada’s best interests.”Companies in this story: (TSX:SAP)last_img read more

47 of 61 proposals on carrying out works sent to CEO office

first_imgNew Delhi: Out of 61 proposals sent to Delhi CEO office for clearance for carrying out work under various projects by various agencies, 47 did not have approval of the Screening Committee, the poll body said Tuesday. The Election Commission-constituted Screening Committee consists of chief secretary, secretary of the GAD (General Administration Department) and secretary of the administrative department for which proposal for clearance is submitted, the CEO office said in a statement. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”It is categorically stated that all new projects or works will require prior permission of the Election Commission as per instructions under the Model Code of Conduct… shall be submitted to the EC through the CEO Office, duly approved by the Screening Committee, with a separate note of urgency as to why the proposal cannot wait till the election process is over,” it said. The letter dated March 30 also said in spite of such clear instructions repeatedly circulated, out of the 61 proposals received by the CEO Office till date, 47 were received without the approval of the Screening Committee. In case of a proposal on desilting by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the proposal was received by the CEO Office on March 20 and was sent back to the SDMC with an instruction to send it through the Screening Committee, it added.last_img read more

Solar energy threatened in state known for ecofriendly fuel

ANKENY, Iowa — When Todd Miller began his two-person solar installation business in a suburb of Des Moines, one of the challenges he faced was keeping up with customer orders, as tax incentives and plunging prices for the boxy roof panels created a booming demand for this form of clean energy.Four years later, Miller’s company has grown to 14 employees, but now he faces a real obstacle: action in the state Legislature that he says could put solar companies out of business.The threat is coming from an unlikely source, a utility known as an alternative energy champion for its installation of thousands of wind turbines across the landscape. The wind energy darling is pushing lawmakers to tack on an extra cost to future solar customers, even if doing so makes solar energy economically uncompetitive.“Everything should be lined up for the best year we’ve ever had,” Miller said. “Instead, it’s been a lot of sleepless nights.”For years wind and solar were friendly twins in the campaign for green alternatives to fossil fuels, but the relationship is getting ugly in a number of states, especially in Iowa, where more than 4,000 turbines generate 34% of the state’s electricity, the second highest rate in the country.About half of those turbines were installed by Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy, a wind energy leader that proudly notes its towering blades spin enough power to equal its customer demand. The utility has taken aim at a growing solar industry made up of dozens of small companies across the state.The acrimony comes as alternative energy sources are powering an increasing percentage of the country’s needs. Since 1990, the country’s wind energy capacity has grown from a tiny 0.2% to 6.5% in 2018, and in the past decade solar capacity has had an average annual growth rate of 50%. About 2 million solar systems have been installed on homes and businesses nationwide, with 3,700 in Iowa.As alternative energy becomes more popular, the questions are growing about the appropriate level of tax incentives and other rules designed to jumpstart such power sources.MidAmerican has received billions of dollars in federal tax credits to build its wind farms. With those incentives being phased out, MidAmerican and other utilities are now challenging the special perks that solar receives. The federal tax credits covering solar installation costs will decline in the coming years, ending for residential in 2022 and sticking at 10% for commercial projects.A key to solar’s recent success in Iowa and many states is that when panels produce excess energy, state law requires it be sold to utilities at a premium price. Solar advocates argue that if the price is lowered or other fees added, as MidAmerican has proposed, the foundation of the industry’s expansion is threatened.“At a time when we’re being ravaged by extreme weather events that are the result of a warming planet and climate change, we should be thanking people, businesses, farmers and homeowners that have taken it upon themselves to produce some carbon-free energy where they live and work,” said state Sen. Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat and advocate for alternative energy. “We should be thanking people for doing more of that, not trying to kill all the jobs and undermine the good work that’s gone on across the state.”MidAmerican has pushed hard for the measure in the Legislature that would require a homeowner with an average solar array to pay about $27 a month, cutting deeply into the savings customers see if they install a system at a cost of $30,000 or so.While energy savings vary regionally, advocates contend that solar systems can roughly pay for themselves over 25 years.The state Senate has approved the measure, mainly with Republican votes. It’s awaiting action in the House, but is opposed by legislators who note farmers are enduring tough times and that new fees would deprive them of an option for saving money.MidAmerican argues the new fees would go toward maintenance of the electrical grid, which solar customers use when they sell excess power back to the utility.“It’s about customer fairness,” MidAmerican spokeswoman Tina Hoffman said. “Paying for the grid if you use the grid is what this policy is about.”Utilities across the U.S. have made similar arguments when they proposed increasing fees to solar customers or paying less for their excess power. While about 20 states have approved rules encouraging solar, Republicans in many states often have been sympathetic to utility arguments that tax breaks simply shift costs to other customers.MidAmerican is a big contributor to both Republican and Democratic politicians in Iowa, and the state takes pride in the utility’s success in making Iowa a wind energy mecca.In Maine, utilities also lobbied for measures that would make solar less attractive economically. Then-Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, backed the moves, but new Democratic Gov. Janet Mills reversed his actions this year.Kansas regulators in 2018 eliminated much of the cost savings for solar users who sell back extra power. In Indiana, utilities gained passage of a bill that reduced the rate solar customers were paid for excess power, prompting a giant drop in panel installations. It was a similar story in Nevada in 2016, but a backlash prompted lawmakers to quickly make a U-turn.Miller, who operates his solar business in the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny, said he thinks the issue is less about fairness and more about a profitable utility eager to limit competition and dominate solar as it now does wind power. Last year, MidAmerican reported a profit of $682 million.Miller noted that at a legislative hearing, a MidAmerican lobbyist promised that the utility would use the additional fee to invest in large-scale solar projects.“They’re using that as the stepping stone to take over any and all solar,” Miller said. “If energy is being produced, they want to produce it.”Nationally, utilities are increasing investment in solar and in 2018 were responsible for more than half of new installations, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.Ashley Brown, who leads Harvard University’s Electricity Policy Group, said state authorities who oversee private utilities could step in if they believe companies are pushing out smaller competitors. But Brown argues that users shouldn’t expect a free ride on infrastructure owned by utilities.“The people who want to use the system should have to pay for it,” he said.___Follow Scott McFetridge on Twitter: https://twitter.com/smcfetridgeFollow David Pitt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davepittScott McFetridge And David Pitt, The Associated Press read more

ICC confirms war crimes case against former DR Congo leader

19 October 2010The International Criminal Court (ICC) today confirmed the case against a former senior official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) charged with war crimes allegedly committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR), including rape, murder and pillaging. The International Criminal Court (ICC) today confirmed the case against a former senior official of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) charged with war crimes allegedly committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR), including rape, murder and pillaging.In February, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo’s defence team challenged the admissibility of the case against him on the grounds of respecting the complementarity between the ICC’s work and that of authorities in the CAR, arguing that he should not be tried before the Court.The Court’s appeals chamber today confirmed an earlier trial chamber’s dismissal of an appeal by Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, It cited the Rome Statue, which set up the ICC, which provides that a case is inadmissible when it has been investigated by a State which has jurisdiction over it, and the State decides not to prosecute the person concerned, unless that decision results from the unwillingness or inability of the State genuinely to prosecute.The appeals chamber ruled that the CAR courts’ decisions were not “a decision not to prosecute” under the ICC terms, since they ruled that the case should be referred by the CAR authorities to the ICC.The ICC’s pre-trial chamber confirmed last year that Mr. Bemba had the “necessary criminal intent” when in 2002 he ordered his armed group, the Mouvement de libération du Congo (MLC), into the CAR to back up embattled leader Ange-Félix Patassé. It said that MLC fighters committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during that mission, with Mr. Bemba “effectively acting as military commander.”He was transferred to the ICC in July 2008 after being arrested by Belgian police. read more

March 1516 BMO says to consider longterm mortgages

by News Staff Posted Mar 14, 2014 3:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email March 15-16: BMO says to consider long-term mortgages An ongoing debate for Canadians getting a mortgage: variable versus lock in long-term? Analysis from BMO Capital Markets indicates it might be the time to consider the longer term offerings. Reported by senior business editor Mike Eppel.Audio Playerhttp://pmd.680news.com/podcasts/news_features/march15-BMO-says-to-consider-long-term-mortgages_Mike-Eppel_2014-03-13.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. BMO Capital markets|long-term mortgage|mortgage|variable read more

America planned to bring Russia in from the cold with Star Wars

first_imgA ‘discussion document’ about the idea of sharing an early warning system to detect a missile launch said: “The idea of a East-West cooperation over a Global Protection Against Limited Strikes in addition raises far reaching questions about the future structure of international security. The closer the cooperation, the harder it will be to justify the concept of deterrence to Western public opinion.”Later Cabinet papers show how America “moderated their ambitions about what is immediately achievable” to share with Russia and that US diplomats would “broach the issue cautiously with Yeltsin”. British diplomats noted that Washington had “taken to heart” the inherent problems of the East and West sharing defence systems.America eventually abandoned the Star Wars project in 1993 because it was too ambitious, too costly and deemed out of date following the collapse of the Soviet Union. HMS Vanguard, the Royal Navy's Trident-class nuclear submarine Briefing documents presented to Downing Street and the Foreign Office explained how the controversial Star Wars project, conceived by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 as a space-based shield to protect against a nuclear strike, was being overhauled to defend against conventional missiles and weapons of mass destruction launched from “rogue nations”, including Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya. The file reveals that President Bush senior was prepared to discuss sharing that technology with Boris Yeltsin after they met at Camp David in February 1992 and declared a formal end to the Cold War. President Ronald Reagan is flanked by physicist Dr. Edward Teller, left, and Lt. Gen. James A. Abrahamson, director of Strategic Defense Initiative, which became known as ‘Star Wars’Credit:CHARLES TASNADI/AP 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. An artist's impression of a space based sensor to detect  missiles in low earth orbit An artist’s impression of a space based sensor to detect  missiles in low earth orbitCredit:AP1985 A briefing note by diplomats and advisors reveals that President Bush wrote to allies about a possible Nato-led system of protection against limited missile strikes, but with Russia as the “principal partner”.It added that such a move would have “a profound effect on Nato … and would raise difficult questions of who was ‘in’ and who ‘out’ – the old East-West divide could be replaced by a North-South division.”It continued: “Any significant increase in Russian ability to detect and intercept our Trident missiles would make it more difficult and more costly to meet our deterrent criteria.” HMS Vanguard, the Royal Navy’s Trident-class nuclear submarineCredit:PA Britain’s national security risked being undermined by America who considered making Russia partners in the “Star Wars” missile defence shield because Boris Yeltsin was transforming the former Soviet Union into “permanent good guys”, newly released classified documents reveal.John Major’s government was warned in the early 1990’s that President Bush’s administration was so impressed with the way the Russian leader was dismantling communism that they could share strategic military technology and defence systems with them.A file of secret Cabinet documents released last month at the National Archives in Kew, warned that such cooperation raised “profound questions for global security” and could threaten the effectiveness of Britain’s nuclear Trident submarines to act as deterrent.The dossier also reveals how Britain foresaw the possibility that Russia could still pose a threat to the West in the future. President Ronald Reagan is flanked by physicist Dr. Edward Teller, left, and Lt. Gen. James A. Abrahamson, director of Strategic Defense Initiative, which became known as 'Star Wars' The file includes an ‘Top Secret’ US brochure about the Star Wars project that explains how space and ground based tracking systems and radars would monitor a missiles throughout its flight before launching a series of interceptors to destroy the warhead. Research had also focused on using a particle beam, lasers and even a chemical laser to knock out incoming missiles. Sir Stephen Wall, the then Private Secretary to John Major, wrote to the Foreign Office explaining how Washington thought Yeltsin had a “whole new attitude and willingness to cooperate which the Americans wanted to exploit for the obvious benefits of a better relationship… as well as to help Yeltsin find useful employment for his nuclear scientists.”He explains how the Americans would “show willingness to discuss the exchange of technology,” including exploring the possibility of a global defence system “involving a mixture of land based and space based systems”.However, Sir Stephen warned that America “assumed Russia would permanently be a good guy,” adding: “We could not make that assumption.”last_img read more

Pick Szeged win of the decade in Chekhov

1. Csehovszkije Medvegy (Russian)5311162-1437 5. Dinamo Minsk (Belarus)4102119-1312 ← Previous Story Live web stream of EURO 2010: free of charge! Next Story → Miro Požun began with a defeat in Celje PL 4. Aalborg (Denmark)4112120-1353 Surprise of all surprises in the EHF Champions League round 5 is win of highly motivated Pick Szeged in Russian Chekhov against Russian champion, Chekhovski Medvedi 26:25, who are famous with home court performance. With just six players, who scored goals on this match, Hungarian team took important points on the way to TOP 16 phase.Chekhov: Gramsz – Kovaljev 3, SELMENKO 6, Csernoivanov, Rasztvorcev 1, Ivanov, GYIBIROV 5, Budko (kapus), Csipurin 2, Sztarih 1, Filippov 1, Kamanyin, Szkopincev, HARBOK 6Szeged: TATAI – Stranovsky, LÉKAI 7, Sulc, ZUBAI 3, KATZIRZ 7 (3), Törő 2, Bajorhegyi 1, Baláz, BUTENKO 6, Beocsanin, Vadkerti, Herbert Chehovski MedvediPick Szeged 6. Schaffhausen (Switzerland)4013119-1271 3. Pick Szeged (Hungary)5302144-1386 2. Valladolid (Spain)4310117-1077 read more

Ainovo Novo 7 is a dirtcheap Ice Cream Sandwich tablet

first_imgBuying a tablet with a freshly-pressed Android OS — like the just open-sourced Ice Cream Sandwich — is typically going to set you back a few bucks. In the case of the Ainovo Novo 7, however, it’s very few bucks. About $150 to be semi-exact. No, you probably don’t recognize the Ainovo brand name, but at $99 and an extra $60 to cover shipping and handling from inside the Great Wall, you might be willing to take the plunge anyway.What does your hundred bucks-plus get you? Unfortunately, Ainovo isn’t generous with the details. The Novo 7 ships with a decent 1GHz MIPS processor paired with a Vivante GC860 GPU, 512MB RAM, and 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), Wi-Fi support, front and rear cameras, and the ability to play back full 1080P video. Ainovo estimates that the Novo 7’s battery can yield 7 to 8 hours of cord-free use, and it also ships with Spider-Man: Total Mayhem. The webpage doesn’t note the resolution of the Novo 7’s 7-inch capacitive display, but it’s likely putting out 800×480 pixels.In fact, the Novo 7 looks an awful lot like this N7 Asteroid tablet over at Amazon, which ships with Android 3.2. If the form factors are a match, you can expect your Novo 7 to weigh in at about 12.5 ounces and measure around a half inch thick. It might not be the belle of the ball, but what do you expect for this kind of money?If you’re a stickler for quality, you’re probably better off picking up a Kindle Fire for $199, rooting it, and waiting for someone in the dev community to roll an Ice Cream Sandwich port.More at Android Communitylast_img read more

Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of plot to wiretap Trump Tower

first_imgPresident Donald Trump on Saturday angrily accused former president Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters in the run-up to last fall’s election, providing no evidence to support his explosive claim and drawing a flat denial from Obama’s office.Leveling the extraordinary allegation about his predecessor in a series of four early morning tweets, Trump said Obama had been “wire tapping” his New York offices and suggested that the former president had meddled with the “very sacred election process.” Obama’s supposed actions, Trump said, amounted to McCarthyism.“Bad (or sick) guy!” the 45th president tweeted about the 44th, insisting that the surveillance efforts resulted in “nothing found.”Senior U.S. officials with knowledge of a wide-ranging federal investigation into Russian interference in the election, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified information, said Saturday that there had been no wiretap of Trump.Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for Obama, said in a statement: “A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice. As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”last_img read more

Huaweis Android replacement is named Harmony

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier • Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? For the first time, #HarmonyOS will have a verified TEE (Trusted Execution Environment). Improving connected security across multiple smart devices in a connected all-scenario world #HDC2019 pic.twitter.com/o1TF54Hjkc— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 9, 2019 Huawei’s homegrown OS faces a steep uphill climb See All Comments reading • Huawei unveils its Android replacement and names it ‘Harmony’ Huawei has been a target of the US lawmakers over concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. This was the basis of Trump’s May blacklisting of the company, which barred it from using US products and would mean no access to Android. Huawei has repeatedly said those fears are unfounded, and Trump has since said he’ll reverse the ban.Just like Apple does at WWDC, Huawei also revealed details about the next iteration of its phone software, EMUI 10. (EMUI is Huawei’s modified version of Android which, as above, the company will stick with for now.)EMUI10, which will ship with the upcoming Mate 30 phones, will also focus on cross-device compatibility, and will be able to integrate with smart TVs, laptops, cars and even drones. Calls received by an EMUI 10 phone can be answered through a smart TV, for instance, and your phone screen can be beamed onto a laptop display. “With software, we are combing the laptop and the phone into a new device,” Wang Chenglu, said Huawei’s software head. Apple Mobile Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 6 HarmonyOS has just been announced at #HDC2019! How are we going to build an all-scenario smart ecosystem and experience? How will we overcome the challenges of future OS for connected things? Stayed tuned with us to find out. pic.twitter.com/x7ZbgcEy2d— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 9, 2019 Google Huawei Apple Share your voice Enlarge Image Fred Dufour / AFP/Getty Images Since being blacklisted in May by US President Donald Trump, Huawei has been rumoured to be working on its own operating system. We’ve heard that it’s called Hongmeng, that it’s designed to work across smart devices and power Huawei’s phones as an alternative to Google’s Android. On Friday Huawei revealed most of that to be true. At its Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), it made its new operating system official: HarmonyOS.Speaking at HDC, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group Richard Yu said HarmonyOS is ready to run on phones, but “for the consideration of partnership and ecosystem” Huawei won’t be using it on phones just yet. Yu did say, though, that if the company isn’t able to use Google’s Android operating system, HarmonyOS is ready to go.Migrating from Android to HarmonyOS, Yu said, would only take a few days. The operating system will support a variety of app languages, including Android, Linux and HTML5. Yu also revealed that HarmonyOS, like Android, will be open source. That means developers can take HarmonyOS and modify it for their hardware, a feature which has formed the foundation of Android’s success. HarmonyOS will first come to smart TVs and other “smart screen” devices later this year, and in the coming years it will migrate to car infotainment systems, wearables and more.  Tags Now playing: Watch this: 1:23last_img read more

Dunleavy taps Sean Parnell for gas line advice

first_imgGov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s transition team will receive advice from former Republican Gov. Sean Parnell on a proposed gas pipeline.Listen nowGov.-elect Mike Dunleavy announces his transition policy council at the Security Aviation hangar in Anchorage. Nov. 9, 2018. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)Gov. Bill Walker has made advancing a gas line one of his signature efforts. But it will be Walker’s predecessor that Dunleavy’s transition will be turning to as a special adviser on the project.Transition chairman Tuckerman Babcock said Parnell is well-positioned for the work. He made the announcement at a press conference Friday in the hangar at Security Aviation in Anchorage.“No one knows more about the project than the former governor,” Babcock said. “Sean Parnell, in his previous work on AK LNG (Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas), moved the project along to a point it had really never reached before. And he stands ready to evaluate where we are as we move forward and advise the governor-elect.”Babcock also announced Dick Randolph will advise the transition on constitutional amendments. He led the effort to abolish Alaska’s income tax in 1980.Dunleavy has supported guaranteeing permanent fund dividends in the constitution. And he’s suggested the state should limit revenue for state government in the constitution. He’s pointed to Colorado as a potential inspiration for an amendment. Colorado requires voter approval for any tax increases.And Dunleavy wants to lower the spending limit in the state constitution.Colorado also requires that voters approve any spending increases higher than the combination of population growth and inflation.Dunleavy announced the transition policy council will have two co-chairman: John Moller, a Juneau commercial fisherman who was senior rural affairs advisor to Parnell, and Brett Huber, who managed his campaign and will be a senior policy advisor in the administration.Moller said the transition will examine the role of the tribal advisory council formed by Walker. Moller noted that Dunleavy has proposed a rural sub-cabinet that could serve a similar objective.Huber said Alaskans can provide their ideas about how to implement Dunleavy’s agenda.“We’re already hearing comments from Alaskans as to how best to help put this plan in place,” Moller said.Alaskans can submit their ideas through the transition website, governormikedunleavy.com.The transition will not have separate teams working on each policy area like previous transitions have had, according to Babcock. Instead, the policy council will form separate advisory teams as needed. Babcock says the council’s role is to take the policy statements that Dunleavy made during the campaign and flesh them out for the commissioners of each state government department.State Rep. Dan Saddler, whose term ends in January, will serve as the policy council’s executive director.Dunleavy said much work needs to be done in the next three-and-a-half weeks.“We have a very short window, a very short timeframe, to do this,” Dunleavy said.Dunleavy will be sworn in on Dec. 3.last_img read more

Provide lighting in NTR complex cellar Civic chief

Provide lighting in NTR complex cellar Civic chief

first_imgVijayawada: VMC Commissioner Prasanna Venkatesh ordered the concerned officials to provide lighting facility in Dr NTR Shopping Complex cellar parking area and speed up the lift and escalator works in the complex.As part of the city visit, the commissioner on Thursday visited Dr NTR shopping complex. On observing that there was no proper lighting provided in cellar parking area, the commissioner ordered the officials concerned to provide lighting facility and issue notice to organiser to provide smart parking facility besides maintaining cleanliness and hygiene. He also observed the works of lift and escalator and ordered the concerned officials to complete the works at the earliest.last_img read more