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New Brunswick defends climate change plan while McKenna raises concerns

first_imgFREDERICTON – Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is suggesting New Brunswick’s approach to carbon pricing won’t meet Ottawa’s requirements, but Premier Brian Gallant is defending his plan.The province released a plan this week that will see existing gasoline and diesel taxes repurposed for a climate-change fund, rather than adding a new carbon tax.But in a post on her Facebook page, McKenna says without adding a new tax, New Brunswick’s plan “does not create a new incentive to cut carbon pollution.”“Investing in climate action is great – but a carbon price does more than that. It also changes economic decisions by sending a price signal that wasn’t there before. That price signal makes pollution more expensive and rewards clean innovation,” McKenna wrote.She said Ottawa will assess each jurisdiction’s approach to carbon pricing next year, and if any fall short of federal benchmarks, Ottawa will impose a carbon tax.But Gallant said he’s prepared to defend the province’s approach.“With our plan we have beat our 2030 federal and Paris emission targets,” he told the legislature Friday.“We are committed to eliminating coal-fired electricity generation by 2030, and we have higher gas and diesel taxes than Alberta, which is the model province used to determine the federal backstop. No other province can say all of these things when it comes to their plan to fight climate change.”Gallant later said New Brunswick increased its gas taxes in 2015 before talks on carbon pricing began, and shouldn’t have to increase the tax again.“They are already some of the highest gas taxes in the country,” Gallant said.The federal government says the provinces must collect the equivalent of $10 on every tonne of carbon emitted in 2018, rising to $50 per tonne in 2022.Under New Brunswick’s plan, 2.3 cents per litre of the 15.5 cents per litre provincial tax on gasoline will go to a climate-change fund next year, rising to 11.64 cents per litre in 2022, while the amount for diesel will be slightly higher.It’s estimated that will raise $37 million in 2018, rising to $180 million in 2022 when new industrial performance standards will be imposed on large industrial emitters.Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, who is also the MP for the riding of Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, said Friday that she hopes to speak with McKenna about New Brunswick’s plan.She said at least New Brunswick has presented a plan.“I think from there, there may be some modifications that need to be made, and that will be decided at a later date,” Petitpas Taylor said.last_img read more

Tears flowed as families of missing murdered forced to select roundtable delegates

first_imgAPTN National News OTTAWA—Tears flowed and old pain surfaced Thursday as the families of murdered and missing Indigenous women were forced to select their representatives for a roundtable Friday with federal and provincial politicians.The process left many family members shaken, said C.J Julian, sister of Norma George who was found murdered in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in 1992.“I just think what they did was re-victimize the families by picking four ceremonial witnesses for the national roundtable. It felt like we had to go against each other… I saw a lot of people walk away with heavy hearts,” said Julian. “It was like we all went against each other. It was like lateral violence. We had to pick looking at each other.”The families of the murdered and missing were told they could only pick four people to attend the national roundtable. The were told to pick delegates representing the four directions: North, South, East and West.Julian was not one of the delegates selected to attend the roundtable which will be held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Ottawa. She will be part of a parallel gathering for families and the public at Carleton University.Friday’s roundtable meeting will be chaired by Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod and attended by provincial leaders, including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn.Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and Status of Women Minister Kellie Leitch are scheduled to attend Friday’s meeting.Representatives from Indigenous organizations will also attend the roundtable, which will be closed to the public.Families gathered Thursday at the Delta Hotel to select their delegates for Friday’s meeting.Some of the family members wept after realizing they would not get a chance to share their voice and pain at the national roundtable.Bev Jacobs, who is from Six Nations and a former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, was picked as one of the delegates.Jacobs said each of the representatives would only be able to speak for four minutes at the roundtable. She said she would reflect the pain and tears from the family members at Thursday’s meeting.“I’m going to share their pain. I’m going to tell them what I am seeing right now,” said Jacobs. “I’m going to share their voice.”Jacobs said she was against the roundtable from the beginning arguing it would just hurt families again.“I’m disappointed in the process. I don’t know who designed it, but it’s not respectful of the families,” she said.Jacobs said she’s like to see a Royal Commission.The other delegates selected to represent the families at the roundtable included: Judy Maas, from Blueberry River in British Columbia, whose sister Cynthia Mass was killed in 2010 in Prince George, B.C.; Darlene Osborne, from Norway House Cree Nation, Man., and the cousin of Helen Betty Osborne who was kidnapped and murdered in The Pas, Man., in 1971; Diane Lilley, whose 21-year-old sister Cindy Burk was murdered along the Highway of Tears in 1990.Prime Minister Stephen Harper is personally against a public inquiry and has told two successive Assembly of First Nations national chiefs he won’t be calling read more

Moroccos Raja Club sacks coach Mohamed Fakhir

first_imgCasablanca- Raja of Casablanca on Thursday decided to dismiss coach Mhamed Fakhir, according to Moroccan news outlet le 360. This decision was taken by mutual agreement at the end of a crisis meeting on Thursday night, following Raja’s defeat against the DHJ of El Jadida. This is the second time in less than two weeks that Raja loses a match against the same team after its loss 10 days ago on the occasion of the final of Throne Cup. Mohamed Fakhir was instrumental in helping Raja of Casablanca win Morocco’s football soccer last year, which qualified the club to participate in the FIFA Club World Cup scheduled to take place in Morocco in December. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Clinton Warns Trump May Take the US Down a Dangerous Path

By Kainoelani LeeRabat – Hillary Clinton unleashed a sharp attack on Donald Trump, on Thursday, presenting a dark vision of what a potential Trump presidency would look like, leading America and the world into unnecessary military conflict or economic crisis, according to The New York Times.“This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes,” said Clinton, during a speech in San Diego that featured her most forceful condemnation of the Republican nominee. “It’s not hard to imagine Donald Trump leading us into a war just because somebody got under his very thin skin.” In an interview with The New York Times, during Clinton’s speech, Trump said that Clinton’s performance was “terrible” and “pathetic”. He added, “I’m not thin-skinned at all. I’m the opposite of thin-skinned.”Her speech unveiled what is likely to be the core argument, which will be carried into the general election against Trump.Referring to Trump as “Donald” throughout her speech, Clinton sought to portray her likely rival as a petulant youngster whose temperament and penchant for combat would “take our country down a truly dangerous path.”Clinton said she imagined that Trump was “composing nasty tweets” about her as she spoke, and he indeed was, “Bad performance by Crooked Hillary Clinton!” Trump wrote. “Reading poorly from the teleprompter! She doesn’t even look presidential.”However, Clinton was able to turn Trumps Twitter habit into an additional point demonstrating that he was “unfit” for the presidency, referring twice to the scene in the White House Situation Room, where as secretary of state, she advised President Obama on the raid on a compound in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden.“Imagine Donald Trump sitting in the Situation Room, making life-or-death decisions on behalf of the United States,” Clinton said. “Imagine if he had not just his Twitter account at his disposal when he’s angry, but America’s entire arsenal.”Clinton also said in her speech that Trump “doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. She said at one point, “Donald doesn’t see the complexity,” and that “this isn’t reality television,” she said of a Trump presidency. “This is actual reality.”“He believes we can treat the U.S. economy like one of his casinos,” Clinton added.In many ways, Clinton framed not just her case against Trump, but the broader foreign-policy debate in the election, casting herself as the defender of an American-led world order against an insurgent who did not understand or respect the network of alliances the United States constructed after World War II to safeguard its interests.“He says he has foreign policy experience because he ran the Miss Universe pageant in Russia,” Clinton said. “And to top it off, he believes America is weak. An embarrassment. He called our military a disaster. He said we are, and I quote, a ‘third-world country.’”Electing him, she said, would be a “historic mistake.” read more

UN Denies Polisarios Presence East of the Berm amid Moroccos Anger

Rabat – The spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, confirmed that Morocco sent the UN a letter condemning Polisario’s provocative maneuvers east of Morocco’s defense wall and in the Guerguerat buffer zone in Western Sahara.In a press conference on January 11, Dujarric said: “I can confirm that we’ve received the letter from Morocco alleging violations of the ceasefire and related agreements in Western Sahara.”The official also briefed reporters about the procedure that the UN takes when it receives letters regarding violations. “There is an established procedure for assessing such allegations by either party undertaken by the UN Mission on the ground, based on the impartial monitoring and observation functions of our colleagues in Western Sahara,” said Dujarric.Read Also: Western Sahara: Everything You Should Know About Morocco’s Autonomy PlanThe UN official said that MINURSO was present at both of these “alleged incidents and did not observe anything amounting to a violation under the terms of applicable agreements.”He added that such violations are also “reported to the Security Council as part of the Mission’s normal reporting procedures.”Will Dujarric have to backtrack?In past statements, the UN spokesperson has denied Polisario’s violations of the ceasefire to only later admit them. Such missteps underscores the difficulty MINURSO has in monitoring the vast area east of Morocco’s defense wall and calls into question the veracity and accuracy of reports it submits to the UN Secretariat. Morocco’s reports to the UN Secretariat and Security Council are based on satellite images that cannot be challenged. Meanwhile, MINURSO has at its disposal as little as two helicopters to monitor the whole east of the berm.Read Also: Hilale: Polisario’s Actions in Western Sahara Are ‘Flagrant Violation’ to UN ResolutionIn paragraph 56 of his annual report submitted to the Security Council last April, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “Ground patrols east of the berm are limited in range during the day and do not operate at night. Logistics convoys are vulnerable and depend upon prior aerial reconnaissance of routes. Aerial patrols will become more available thanks to a third helicopter, but will remain limited to daylight hours.” In paragraph 58, he added: “In Guerguerat, MINURSO observers remained limited in their ability to observe the area outside of the well-travelled portion of the road due to safety concerns, in particular, landmines and explosive remnants of war. Therefore, observations on the ground continued to require the support of helicopter reconnaissance.”  Paradoxically, Polisario admitted to its presence east of Morocco’s defense wall in the town of Mehriz, where Polisario conducted military actions and inaugurated “administration” facilities in the past few weeks.On January 6, the Polisario Front conducted military actions with heavy equipment. On January 7, the separatist group inaugurated facilities in the presence of Polisario leader Ibrahim Ghali.On behalf of the Moroccan government, Morocco’s Permanent Ambassador to the UN Omar Hilale said that two Polisario vehicles violated the UN restriction in the buffer zone of Guerguerat on January 8.It is not the first time that the UN spokesperson has not confirmed violations from the Polisario Front only to backtrack later.Read Also: Facts about Western Sahara Conflict that You Should KnowIn April 2018, Dujarric said that MINURSO had not “observed any military elements in the northeast territory” amid Morocco’s anger over the separatists’ presence in buffer zones of the region.Nearly two weeks later, Dujarric reported that a MINURSO patrol unit was intercepted and faced Polisario gunfire on April 16, 2018.“MINURSO has informed the UN Security Council that on April 16, in the Tifariti area, MINURSO observers were intercepted by Polisario elements, who then proceeded to fire warning [shots],” the official said.Polisario’s actions might result in escalation because they are violations of UN Resolution 2414 and Resolution 2440, which urged Polisario not to return to the buffer zone of Guerguerat, nor relocate any structure to the east of the defense wall. read more

CoucheTard snaps up Holiday chain gaining 500 stores in US

LAVAL, Que. — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says it has signed an agreement to buy Upper Midwest U.S. convenience store player Holiday.The transaction will see Quebec-headquartered Couche-Tard acquire 374 stores operated by Holiday and 148 franchisees.Minnesota-based Holiday has stores in 10 states, including six new to Couche-Tard.That dank Couche: Alimentation Couche-Tard keen on selling cannabis in convenience storesCouche-Tard CEO Brian Hannasch says the deal will give the convenience-store operator a particularly strong position in the Greater Twin Cities metropolitan area, with a population of 3.5 million.The company says details of the purchase price for the transaction could not be disclosed at this time.Couche-Tard’s Canadian banners include Mac’s, but it’s switching to Circle K as its global brand everywhere but Quebec, where Couche-Tard will remain the company’s main banner. read more

New Kalladi bridge to open next year

The new Kalladi bridge which is being parallel to the old bridge in Batticaloa will be open for the public by early next year, Deputy Minister M.L.A.M. Hizbullah said.Speaking to a group of journalists during a tour to Batticaloa the Deputy Minister said that the construction work on the bridge will be completed by the end of this year. The contract awarded in 2007 to build 288.35 meter long bridge was delayed by the contractor and a decision was made to entrust the construction work to a new contractor to complete the task.The old Kallady bridge, one of the famous bridges in the Eastern Province, is over 70 years old and is believed to be the oldest and longest iron bridge in Sri Lanka. The Cabinet had in April this year given the green light to a proposal made by the President to deploy a sub-contractor to expedite the construction work of Kallady Bridge. He said that a new investor had come forward to assist in financing the construction work after there were issues with the previous investors. It was built by the British. Although the warranty period for this bridge was only 50 years, the bridge is still under use. It connects the North and South of Batticaloa. read more

Sri Lankan Tamil parties write to Modi on attacks in Karnataka

Earlier, Maravanpulavu Sachithananthan, the spirit behind the Tamil parties’ move, told the media that it should be the bounden duty of the Tamils of Sri Lanka to express concern over the plight of the Tamils in Karnataka, as the Tamils of the state had supported the Tamils of Sri Lanka when this community was under attack. (Colombo Gazette) The letter noted that the Tamils of Karnataka have been undergoing “immense suffering” due to the recent disturbances, but expressed confidence about the ability of the Governments of India, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, to act in concert to restore normalcy and ensure the safety and security of the Tamils in Karnataka and the Kannadigas in Tamil Nadu. The letter appreciated the efforts being taken by the governments of India, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to contain the violence and restore normalcy. Seven Sri Lankan Tamil parties have written a joint letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing “deep concern” about the attacks on Tamils in Karnataka over the Cauvery waters issue, the New Indian Express reported.The letter dated September 14, was handed over to the Indian Consul General in Jaffna, A.Natarajan, by top leaders of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK); Eelam Peoples’ Revolutionay Liberation Front (EPRLF); Peoples’ Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE); Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO); Eelam Peoples’ Democratic Party (EPDP); Tamil National Peoples’ Front (TNPF); and Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF). read more

Proposals sought to commence new domestic air service

Accordingly, a proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, to call for proposals from eligible private investors to select a suitable investor for commencing such an airline service with the Sri Lanka Air Force, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette) Proposals are to be sought to commence a new domestic air service, the Government said.It has been proposed to establish a domestic airline service according to the criteria of the International Civil Aviation Authority. read more

Mahendran Arjun and Kasun named as prime suspects in bond scam

In its ‘B Report’ the CID had named Mahendran, Aloysius and Palisena. The Colombo Fort Magistrate also issued an order preventing movable and immovable properties of Perpetual Treasuries Limited from being transferred to a third party. (Colombo Gazette) Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius and the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Perpetual Treasuries Kasun Palisena were today named as the prime suspects in the Central Bank treasury bond scam.The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) filed a report at the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today in relations to the scam. Mahendran, who is in Singapore, was ordered to appear before the CID to make a statement over the allegations against him, before February 15. read more

US industrial production declined again in December

WASHINGTON – U.S. industrial production dropped for the third straight month in December as utilities reduced output amid unusually warm weather and energy companies cut back in the face of falling oil prices.Industrial production, which includes manufacturing, mining and utilities, contracted 0.4 per cent after retreating a revised 0.9 per cent the previous month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.American industry has struggled in recent months even as the overall economy appears solid. The November decline was the biggest drop since May 2009. Output fell 0.2 per cent in October and was flat in September; the Fed originally reported that production fell in September.“Overall, with the dollar still rising at a rapid pace and global demand clearly pretty weak we don’t expect much from the U.S. manufacturing sector this year,” Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, wrote in a research report. “We still expect the domestic service-based economy to perform well this year.”Warm weather pushed utility output down 2 per cent in December on top of a 5 per cent drop in November. Mining production, which includes oil drilling, fell 0.8 per cent. That was the fourth straight monthly drop.Manufacturing production slid 0.1 per cent after falling 0.1 per cent in November. U.S. factories have been hurt by weakening economies overseas and a strong dollar that makes American-made products more expensive in foreign markets.The Commerce Department reported last week that orders to U.S. factories dropped in November for the third time in four months. The Institute for Supply Management reported that U.S. manufacturing contracted last month at the fastest pace in more than six years; it fell in November too.American factories added just 30,000 jobs last year — the fewest since 2009. But overall employers added a solid 221,000 jobs a month last year and 284,000 a month from October through December. In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, the second Boeing 737 MAX airplane being built is shown on the assembly line in Renton, Wash. U.S. industrial production dropped for the third straight month in December 2015, as utilities reduced output amid unusually warm weather and energy companies cut back in the face of falling oil prices. Industrial production, which includes manufacturing, mining and utilities, contracted 0.4 percent after retreating a revised 0.9 percent the previous month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) by Ap Economics Writer, The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2016 7:28 am MDT Last Updated Jan 15, 2016 at 11:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US industrial production declined again in December read more

End political opportunism thats letting hate speech flourish urges top UN genocide

Alliance of Civilizations chief visits Sri Lanka, pledges support of UNIn the wake of the deadly attacks which left more than 250 dead in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on 21 April, the UN High-Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Miguel Moratinos, made the first visit by a high-level UN official to the country on Tuesday, expressing support for the Government’s efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism.Mr. Moratinos met top politicians, religious leaders, representatives of civil society and the UN Resident Coordinator as well as the UN Country Team, said a statement released by UNAOC. In his meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena, the High-Representative conveyed “his personal deepest sympathies as well as the heartfelt condolences of the UN Secretary-General.“You are not alone” he told the President, who expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the visit and support of the High-Representative. President Sirisena said he was “determined to move forward and restore security and safety” to his country.Mr. Moratinos said the UN stood ready “to support those efforts to help in restoring harmony, unity and social cohesion”, stressing that there is an urgent need to find a long-term solution to the problem of asylum seekers and refugees in Sri Lanka to ensure their safety and well-being. Some 1600 refugees and asylum seekers mainly Ahmadi Muslims had been under attack in the wake of the Easter bombings.High Representative Moratinos – who has officially been tasked by UN chief António Guterres to lead an initiative to help ensure the safety of religious sanctuaries  – also met Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, with whom he exchanged views on the current efforts undertaken to restore unity and peaceful co-existence within Sri Lankan society.In response he has set two “urgent initiatives” in motion; the drawing up of UN plan of action to “fully mobilize” the system to tackle hate speech, led by Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and an effort being led by the High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Miguel Moratinos, to help ensure the safety of religious sanctuaries. Speaking at the end of the second Global Summit on Religion, Peace and Security, at UN headquarters in Geneva, Adama Dieng noted that in the wake of dozens killed inside Sri Lanka churches, a synagogue attack in California, and killings inside a church in Burkina Faso, the threat of another genocide somewhere, was only growing larger.“We are speaking about peace, we are speaking about justice, we are speaking about strong institutions”, said the Special Adviser, adding with urgency, that “it’s easy to accuse the extreme right-wing leaders, but what are the others doing?”Press statement on the official visit of the High Representative for #UNAOC @MiguelMoratinos to Sri Lanka and his meetings with the political leadership, religious leaders and CSOs in Colombo. #Commit2Dialogue— UNAOC (@UNAOC) May 1, 2019 More moderate politicians need to be “speaking out” too, and getting “better mobilized, but sometimes you see also the political opportunism, even in those camps”, he said.This needed to be addressed fast he said, especially in Europe, where the same signs of growing, militant nationalism, that allowed the rise of violent regimes based on racist ideology in the 1930s, can be seen today.“We need to bring an end to this cynical, politicians’ discourse” said Mr. Dieng. “Big massacres start always with small actions and language”, he warned, noting that the Holocaust against the Jews perpetrated by the Nazis, was preceded by hate speech, and hate crimes, that robbed Jews of their basic humanity.“We witnessed the same in Rwanda” he said, in 1994, against the Tutsis and others, where they became known as “snakes”. “It started with those words, and what we are seeing today, is pretty close”. read more

Bruins down Maple Leafs 51 in another Game 7 No Canadian playoff

BROWSE Boston Bruins | maple leafs | playoffs Tuukka Rask made 32 saves as the Boston Bruins downed the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 on Tuesday to win their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal 4-3.Sean Kuraly and Joakim Nordstrom, with a goal and an assist each, and Marcus Johansson scored for Boston before Charlie Coyle and Patrice Bergeron both added empty-net goals.John Tavares replied for Toronto. Frederik Andersen stopped 27-of-30 shots.The Bruins have now defeated the Leafs in Game 7 in the opening round of the playoffs three of the last seven seasons, with each clincher coming at TD Garden.Boston also took down Toronto 7-4 last spring, becoming the first team in NHL history to battle back from three deficits of at least one goal to win a Game 7 in regulation. That came five years after the Bruins’ 5-4 overtime victory in 2013 _ the first time a team had won a Game 7 after trailing by three goals in the third period.The crushing result for the Leafs means more heartbreak for a franchise that has failed to advance to the second round of the playoffs since 2004 and has not won the Stanley Cup since 1967.The Bruins will now take on the Columbus Blue Jackets after the conference’s eighth seed swept the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round.That alone makes Tuesday a bitter pill to swallow for the Leafs, with Tampa just one of a number of favourites to have already fallen by the wayside.Toronto was Canada’s last hope of ending a 26-year Cup drought following the elimination of both the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets.The series was a back-and-forth slugfest featuring razor-thin margins. Neither team managed to put together consecutive victories until the Bruins won 4-2 in Game 6 on Sunday to stave off elimination in Toronto before taking Tuesday’s winner-take-all showdown.The Leafs actually started well enough after enduring an early Boston flurry. Rask stopped an Auston Matthews one-timer from the slot and two quick Mitch Marner shots off the rush before the roof caved in.Toronto defenceman Travis Dermott turned the puck over on a clearing attempt and the puck eventually fell to Nordstrom, who squeezed his second of the series between Andersen’s glove and pad on the shortside with 5:31 left in the first as Boston’s fourth line struck.Jake Gardiner — Dermott’s blue-line partner — then inexplicably played the puck off the boards behind his own net to no one in particular. It was quickly scooped up by Johansson, and he wheeled out in front before beating Andersen on a shot off the far post for his first with 2:14 remaining in the period.Gardiner, who missed a chunk of the second half of the season with a back injury, was an ugly minus-5 in last spring’s Game 7 loss to Boston, falling on his sword and taking more than his share of the blame in an emotional exchange with reporters as the cameras rolled.The Leafs responded well to open Tuesday’s second period, with Tyler Ennis separating John Moore from the puck along the boards and finding Tavares, who buried his second beyond Rask’s blocker at 3:54.Toronto kept coming with a number of chances, but Rask denied Ennis and Trevor Moore from in close.A Leafs power play that was just 3 for 14 coming into Game 7 got a chance midway through the period, but despite a wrinkle that saw Matthews and Marner switch sides, were unable to connect.The Bruins came with a push to start the third period, and Kuraly made Toronto pay when stepped around Ron Hainsey in the neutral zone and beat Andersen with his first of the playoffs on a shot over his left shoulder that the Leafs goalie will want back at 2:40.Toronto got its second power play five minutes into the third, but couldn’t do anything with the man advantage.TD Garden then roared its approval as the minutes and seconds ticked down towards another Game 7 victory for the Bruins over their rivals before Coyle made it 4-1 into an empty net.Notes: The Bruins improved to 15-12 in Game 7s, including 14-8 at home. The Leafs dropped to 12-12 (5-11 on the road). … Boston’s 15 victories in Game 7s gives the franchise the NHL’s all-time lead, passing Montreal (14-9) and Detroit (14-11). … Bruins captain defenceman Zdeno Chara played the 13th Game 7 of his career, tying Patrick Roy and Scott Stevens for the most all-time. read more

Richard Haass to be awarded Tipperary Peace Award

first_imgUS DIPLOMAT RICHARD Haass, who is leading efforts at reconciling the North, is to awarded a prestigious Irish peace prize.Haass will follow in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and former President Mary McAleese in collecting the award. 2012 recipient Malala Yousafzai made headlines when she came to Ireland to collect her prize last August.Haass succeeded Senator George Mitchell (a previous recipient of the Tipperary Peace Award) as US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland from 2001-2003, and last year he returned to Northern Ireland, with Professor Meghan O’Sullivan, to chair all party talks on flags, parades and the legacy of the troubles. While the talks broke up on New Years Eve without an agreement being reached, it is widely acknowledged that considerable progress was made particularly on issues dealing with “the past”.He said that he was “honoured to be receiving the prize”. I view this award as a tribute to the many people across Northern Ireland who have done so much to promote genuine reconciliation there.“I have been fortunate to meet and work with numerous people dedicated to Northern Ireland’s future, and am gratified to be recognised alongside such individuals as Bill Clinton, George Mitchell, Mary and Martin McAleese, Robin Eames, and the others who have dedicated themselves to the cause of peace in Northern Ireland and beyond.”Read: Martin McGuinness urges Enda Kenny and David Cameron to endorse Haass proposalsRead: Richard Haass says some in Northern Ireland are being ‘unrealistic in the extreme’last_img read more

Know Your Sport Take our weekly quiz

first_imgKnow Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz How closely have you paid attention to this week’s sporting headlines? Is Guardiola’s trophy haul about to begin and the Premier League/Carabao Cup final talking points Garry Campbell By Niall Kelly Dublin Barry McNamee Eoin Pierce Share9 Tweet Email1 Cavan Name this man, who this week became the first Irish athlete to run a sub-four-minute mile indoors in Ireland. Bubba Watson won the Genesis Open at Riviera, but who finished higher up the leaderboard – McIlroy or McDowell? When did Ireland last beat Wales in the Six Nations? Danny Welbeck Top of the pile, you really were paying attention this week. The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Share Kerry Share Atlantic City Graham Cummins Galway John Horan will be appointed as the 39th President of the GAA at Congress this weekend. What county does he come from? Boston Hungary 19 Comments Who scored Cork City’s winner against St Pat’s on the opening night of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division? Limerick FC John Travers 32,821 Views Bronze Henrikh Mkhitaryan Venezuela Share your result: Kieran Kelly 2014 Drogheda United Tweet Kieran Sadlier Short URL You scored out of ! Waterford Follow us: 2016 The questions just didn’t suit you this time, try again next week. center_img Laois You scored out of ! Who scored Arsenal’s only goal in their 2-1 Europa League defeat against Ostersunds on Thursday night? Karl Sheppard Tweet Former world champion Andy Lee announced his retirement from boxing this week. In which US city did he win his WBO middleweight title? Dublin Las Vegas Sead Kolasinac Denmark Paul Cook’s Wigan knocked Manchester City out of the FA Cup on Monday night. Which League of Ireland side did Cook previously manage? Tweet Graeme McDowell 2015 2013 Rory McIlroy Share your result: Tipperary Not too bad at all. If you’d paid a little more attention you could have won the gold. You scored out of ! Gold Silver New York Share Wooden Spoon Estonia Galway United The questions just didn’t suit you this time, try again next week. You scored out of ! Mohamed Elneny Tweet Feb 23rd 2018, 5:23 PM Elizabeth Swaney made headlines after she competed in the ladies skiing halfpipe at the Winter Olympics without performing a single trick. What country did she represent? Answer all the questions to see your result! Share your result: Jonathan Griffin was minor manager of the ladies football team in which county before he was controversially sacked by email? Sligo Rovers Friday 23 Feb 2018, 5:23 PM Share Share your result: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_img Peamount United Bristol Share your result: Wooden Spoon McDonald’s Share Shelbourne Ulster Short URL Share Answer all the questions to see your result! Waterford Eddie Hearn Tweet Finland Pat Lam You scored out of ! 32 Connacht coach Pat Lam announced that he will leave the province at the end of the season. Which club is he joining? Sweden Share your result: Bordeaux Bégles Who was named Philips Sports Manager of the Year? Top of the pile, you really were paying attention. Friday 9 Dec 2016, 5:00 PM Stephen Kenny How many teams will take part in the 2026 Fifa World Cup if President Gianni Infantino’s new proposal is approved? 48 SSE Airtricity Littlewoods Limerick Gold Joe Schmidt JJ Hanrahan was named to start at 12 for Northampton against Leinster on Friday night. Which Irish province did he leave to join the Saints? Leinster 24 The Banner (Clare) Connacht Share your result: UCD Waves Not too bad at all. If you’d paid a little more attention you could have won the gold. Who became the new GAA hurling championship sponsors this week? Silver Dec 9th 2016, 5:00 PM center_img Ross Enemait The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Share 16 You scored out of ! By Niall Kelly Bayonne The questions just didn’t suit you this time. Well now. There’s not much we can say about that. Do you even like sport? Mourneabbey (Cork) Carnacon (Mayo) Donaghmoyne of Monaghan won the All-Ireland senior club ladies football title for the second straight year. Who did they beat in the final? Tweet Galway Anthony Joshua Wexford Youths 13 Comments Foxrock-Cabinteely (Dublin) Share Tweet “The angels of the boxing arena are shining a light down on Katie Taylor.” Who said it? Kilkenny Faroe Islands Jim Gavin Bath Ibrahimovic and Kane to star in game of the weekend plus other Premier League bets to consider You scored out of ! Jimmy Magee Bronze Share your result: Follow us: Tweet Share Tweet Email Elverys Who were presented with the Women’s National League trophy last weekend? 15,850 Views What county is Cuala’s Leinster title winning manager Mattie Kenny from? You scored out of ! Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week? Denmark Munster Thomas Bjorn was named Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for 2018. What country is he from? Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Gardaí make appeal after man allegedly abducted from Kildare filling station

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Africa Studio Short URL Monday 17 Apr 2017, 4:57 PM Share Tweet Email1 GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for information after a Co Kildare man was allegedly abducted at the weekend.The 22-year-old man was working at a garage in Athy on Friday night when three men wearing navy ski masks entered the shop at 9pm.The man and another staff member were closing the shop up at the time, so no customers were present.The men demanded the takings from the safe, but when they realised that the safe was on a time lock, they abducted the 22-year-old staff member.The remaining worker, who was forced to lie down on the floor, said: 35,108 Views Gardaí make appeal after man allegedly abducted from Kildare filling station The victim says he’s shaken, but is recovering from the incident.center_img They took him, I remained on my own. They’d taken my phone. A phone call came through, they told me to wait until the safe was open and put cash into a bag.The staff member, who does not wish to be named, says he was warned that the young man’s life was in his hands. He was strictly ordered not to contact the gardaí.He was instructed to meet them on the Ballylinan Road, about four miles from the garage. A bread knife was against his co-worker’s throat.He handed over a bag of cash and the employee was released. The gardaí were then contacted. The victim says he’s shaken, but is recovering from the incident.The alleged kidnappers are understood to be about 5”10 and spoke with Dublin accents.Gardaí in Athy are appealing for information on a Mazda 323 saloon car, believed to be an older model. Anyone with information is asked to contact Athy Garda Station on 059 863 1669, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.Read: Garda’s wrist broken in Dublin assault Image: Shutterstock/Africa Studio 15 Comments By Louise McCarthy Apr 17th 2017, 4:57 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

12 billion euro in green growth by 2015

first_imgGreece said on Wednesday it will invest 12 billion euros ($15.59 billion) on environmental and energy projects over the next five years. The projects, ranging from renewables to town planning, may attract an additional 32 billion euros of private funds and create 192,000 jobs, Environment Minister Tina Birbili said. “The ministry hopes the programme will decisively contribute to face recession and lead to dynamic economic growth,” Birbili said in a press release. Most public investment under the plan, about 7 billion euros, is earmarked for urban facelifts such as new subways, parks and pedestrian areas in Athens, the country’s congested and polluted capital. The government expects private companies to invest a total 14 billion euros in energy projects, such as new natural gas pipelines and storage terminals in northern Greece. The government has already said it will take measures to attract a total 22 billion euros in energy investments. Greece has pledged to increase its renewable energy levels by 2020. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Oscar Mayer is Paying Someone in a Jet Pack to Deliver Hot

first_img I Scream, You Scream: Oscar Mayer Made Hot Dog-Flavored Ice CreamAirbnb’s Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Rental Is a Hot Dog Lover’s Paradise Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Super Hotdogger!Oscar Mayer is once again expanding its WienerFleet—this time adding the world’s first-ever jet pack-powered “high-flying hot dog hero.”Decked out in the company’s classic ketchup-and-mustard color scheme, Super Hotdogger—and their aerodynamic frankfurters—defy gravity to bring the people what they really want: cooked sausages in a sliced bun.“Oscar Mayer will stop at nothing when it comes to providing quality hot dogs to fans everywhere and our innovative WienerFleet is an integral part of our mission to get a better hot dog in every hand,” brand manager Matt Riezman said in a statement.Since overhauling its recipe last year (promising to remove all added nitrates and nitrites, by-products, and artificial preservatives), the meat maker has found fresh ways to deliver food to hungry folks around the country.Last year, it introduced two new vehicles: the WienerCycle (a three-wheeled moped with a sidecar that doubles as a warming station) to travel on land, and an unmanned WienerDrone aircraft, designed for remote location drop-offs.“With the debut of Super Hotdogger and last year’s WienerDrone, the future of flying hot dog delivery is bright,” Riezman said.There is no word on the technology behind the flying hero, apparently now delivering new pork and chicken hot dogs (where, when, or exactly how remains a mystery).Much like the aerial WienerDrone—which seems practical only if you’re stranded in the woods or starving on a desert island—it’s unclear why anyone would call a man in a sausage-colored jumpsuit and rocket pack.Super Hotdogger made his first public flight this week at New York’s Seaport District, where fans enjoyed complimentary franks and toured the iconic Wienermobile, introduced in 1936 to promote and advertise Oscar Mayer products.Missed Monday’s display? The brand is giving a year’s supply of free hot dogs (delivered, somewhat disappointingly, by the Wienermobile), to fans who share a photo of how they top their frankfurter. Visit their Twitter or Instagram channels for official contest rules.last_img read more

WWE Smackdown Live Ratings WWE wins the night on April 10 PostMania

first_img John Oliver Takes On The WWE Twitter Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud Pinterest WhatsApp Videos Articles WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Videos Articles John Oliver WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+center_img Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Smackdown Live ratings are in for April 10, 2018.This week’s episode from New Orleans, two nights after WrestleMania 34, drew 2.95 million viewers on Tuesday night according to a report by is up from last week’s show that drew 2.47 million viewers. WWE again won the night on cable in the key 18-49 demographic on the USA Network on Tuesday.The show was also up from last year’s 2.89 million viewers after WrestleMania 33.Demographic ratings for Smackdown LiveSmackdown, headlined by WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan, averaged a 0.98 rating among adults 18-49. This is down from last week’s 1.00 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Oliver Takes On The WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:33 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Jamal Khashoggi Facebook WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOXlast_img read more