Domestic T20 league likely to replace Global T20 League in South Africa

first_imgSouth Africa’s T20 Global League is most likely to be replaced by the T20 Domestic League, which was postponed earlier this month.The six-team franchise competition, scheduled to commence in March 2018, could be started four months before if the South African cricket board approves for the same.The decision by the South African cricket board came after South Africa’s T20 Global League got postponed until next year.The CEOs of the franchise were called on the teleconference to discuss the feasibility of hosting the Domestic T20 in the given time by Cricket South Africa (CSA) reported Espncricinfo.There is no need to sign another partner for the league, as SuperSport already holds all rights of cricket played in South Africa.The Domestic T20 League will be a massive boost for the Proteas as every South African will be available to participate in the tournament. The players will have to miss out with NOCs to participate in other leagues, such as the Bangladesh Premier League, in that given period of time.”If there is an international tour in that time, only 12 or so guys will be playing. What about the rest of the players? They can’t sit around for six weeks and not do anything,” ESPNcricinfo quoted a source saying.Cricket South Africa (CSA) postponed the inaugural edition of the T20 Global League, which was due to start on November 3, to November 2018.The tournament had been facing multiple logistical challenges, including the inability to secure a broadcast deal or a title sponsor, which is resulting in hefty financial losses.advertisementLast week, acting CSA CEO Thabang Moroe had said that the board is preparing for a net loss of US $25 million (approx Rs. 342.58 million) from the inaugural edition of the tournament, an amount that accounts for more than half its current cash reserves, reports ESPNcricinfo.last_img read more

Baylor Starting QB Banged up after Saturday Loss to OU

first_imgIf you watched the Baylor-Oklahoma game Saturday, you watched an absolute drubbing by the Oklahoma defense – and apparently Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham may have suffered an injury in the process.A social media report, citing “two Baylor sources”, stated that Jarrett Stidham is likely ruled out for Saturdays game against Oklahoma State.But Art Briles noted that wasn’t the case on Monday morning. “Actually the MRI came back clean,” Briles said in his press conference. “So he’s going to be OK, it’s just bruised and sore. We’re grateful for that.”Stidham suffered through back spasms throughout the game on Saturday, and Briles noted after the game Saturday that “He’s not very good, quite honestly.”#Baylor coach Art Briles said QB @Jarrett_Stidham’s MRI showed no structural issues w lower back. Just bruising. Stidham will play vs #OkSt— Jimmy Burch (@Jimmy_Burch) November 16, 2015Despite the fact that Stidham will suit up, it sounds like he’ll head into Stillwater pretty banged up after this weekend.(Note: Title of article changed from “Report: Baylor starting QB “likely” out saturday) after confirmation from Art Briles that he will play).If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Mou: Sanchez can do what ‘nervous’ Rashford can’t

first_imgManchester United Mourinho reveals what Alexis Sanchez can do that ‘nervous’ Rashford can’t Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 17:11 1/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) Alexis Sanchez Manchester United Getty Manchester United A. Sánchez José Mourinho FA Cup Yeovil Town v Manchester United Yeovil Town The Chilean’s decision-making earned plaudits from his manager for his debut performance in the FA Cup on Friday Jose Mourinho has suggested that Alexis Sanchez’s experience and maturity allows him to do what “nervous” Marcus Rashford cannot following his successful debut in Manchester United’s 4-0 FA Cup win over Yeovil Town.The Chile international recovered from a shaky opening half-hour at Huish Park on Friday to play a part in both of United’s opening goals, scored by Rashford and Ander Herrera.Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku added late strikes to give Mourinho’s side a comfortable victory and book their place in the fifth round of the competition. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The former Chelsea boss, who signed a contract extension until 2020 this week, hopes the likes of Rashford can learn from the killer instinct Sanchez displayed with the assist for Herrera’s crucial second goal at the end of a slick counter-attack.”[He’s a] fantastic addition,” he told BBC Sport . “Like Ander, everybody accepted that he comes here. He’s a fantastic player for us.”The question is always which one is going to be out, but it’s not that for us. We have a fantastic group of attacking players, [now] we have one with a bit more experience.”His choice for the second goal is the kind of choice that a player like Marcus is still too nervous to make that kind of decision. He will bring us this extra maturity.”Yeovil, who are fighting for survival in League Two, delivered a largely combative and accomplished display and Mourinho was impressed with his side’s professional approach.”These matches are difficult if the attitude is not correct [and] even if it is correct,” he said. “In the first half, they gave us a difficult time, pressing and aggressive on the ball and on the shin pads.”I could listen to [Yeovil manager] Darren Way on the touchline and he knew what he was saying but we were professional and, winning 1-0, we had control of the game, we had possession, space for transitions and more quality and we killed the game.”15 – Alexis Sanchez has been directly involved in 15 goals in 15 appearances in the FA Cup (eight goals and seven assists). Impression. pic.twitter.com/pg6IKokbT4 — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 26, 2018 Sanchez started on the left of United’s attack but frequently drifted across the final third, and Herrera expects him to prove a menace wherever he plays.”I think he can play everywhere,” said the midfielder. “He’s a fantastic player, the attitude he showed is amazing, he fights for every ball even when he doesn’t lose the ball.”We’re going to enjoy him and the fans are going to enjoy him.”It’s not easy to come here. This kind of game can be tricky for us but we can be very happy.”Lingard added: “We had to make sure the attitude was spot on. It was always going to be a tough game but everyone was ready to make an impact.”last_img read more

Maybe Pep doesn’t know what’s going on at Man City?! – Bayern chief

first_imgBayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Pep Guardiola should not be so quick to dismiss the German side’s hopes of signing Leroy Sane from Manchester City.The Bavarian outfit have been open about their desire to bring the 23-year-old winger back to the Bundesliga ahead of the new season.Rummenigge declared in May that the German champions would “try” to sign Sane this summer after Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery left.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? City are trying to convince the ex-Schalke star to sign a new contract, however, and Guardiola suggested this week that there had been no approach from his former side.He told reporters: “For a long time [Bayern] talk about their interest but Leroy is our player and hopefully he can stay next season and next season and next season.”But Rummenigge says Bayern’s hopes of bringing Sane to the Allianz Arena are not over yet, as he suggested there may be more going on than Guardiola knows.”I don’t know if Pep knows what’s going on in his club. No idea. Let’s wait,” he told Bild.”If there is something to announce, then we will do that, but it’s not that far.”While Guardiola has said repeatedly that he hopes Sane stays in England, he implied this week that the player would be allowed to leave if he wants, saying: “It is his decision, it’s the same as what happened with [Jadon] Sancho. We want him, we are giving everything, but in the end, if he doesn’t want, what can you do? Nothing.”City are reportedly demanding at least £90 million ($112m) for Sane, while his wage demands are said to be excessive by Bayern’s standards.In June, Bayern president Uli Hoeness admitted that a deal is probably too expensive for his side, telling Kicker: “You have to be a bit sceptical. It’s unlikely that it will work. It’s about sums, they’re insane.”Sane, who has two years left on his contract at City, made 47 appearances and scored 16 times in all competitions as Guardiola’s side won the domestic treble last season.last_img read more

Mission Failed: After Rohit, Mumbai Indians troll Australia skipper Tim Paine

first_img India Today Web Desk MelbourneDecember 29, 2018UPDATED: December 29, 2018 18:56 IST Tim Paine was dismissed for 26 in the second innings of the MCG Test (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma had said he would get Tim Paine for MI if the Australia skipper scored a century Tim Paine failed to even get close to the three-figure mark in both the innings of the third TestIndia are on the verge of winning their first-ever Boxing Day Test in AustraliaThree-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians have taken a cheeky dig at Australia captain Tim Paine, who has been involved in a sledging war with India players in the ongoing four-Test series in Australia.Adding salt to the insult, Mumbai joined their skipper Rohit Sharma, who had some funny exchanges with Paine during the ongoing Boxing Day Test at Melbourne.It all started when Paine sledged Rohit Sharma while the MI skipper was batting during India’s first innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Australian skipper tried to break Rohit’s concentration when he was caught on stump mic telling short-leg fielder, Aaron Finch that he would pledge his allegiance to Mumbai Indians if their skipper hits a six.Rohit didn’t take the bait and went on to hit a half-century – a knock that saw no sixes from the blade of the MI skipper as India posted a big total of 443 for 7 declared.Before the start of play on Friday, Rohit said he had heard the banter and that he had told his teammate and Rajasthan Royals skipper, Ajinkya Rahane that Mumbai Indians would buy Paine if the Australia captain hits a century during the MCG Test.As Tim Paine failed to make a half-century, let alone reach the three-figure mark in both the innings of the ongoing Test, the Mumbai Indians took to Twitter and joined the banter.The IPL franchise uploaded a photo of Tim Paine with his second innings score of 26 and “Mission Failed” as caption embedded on it.advertisementIf he (Paine) gets a hundred here, I will put in a word about him to my boss at Mumbai Indians and we’ll buy him. Looks like he’s a fan of Mumbai.” – @ImRo45Tim Paine: c Pant b Jadeja – 26 (67) #CricketMeriJaan #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/c36xdjZRYWMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 29, 2018Meanwhile, Australia opener Aaron Finch had insisted that it was good banter and that Rohit had failed to fall into the trap when he was batting on the second day.”We were just trying to have a bit of banter with Rohit. I asked Rohit if we brought mid on up if he’d take us on and go into IPL mode and he didn’t take the bait, unfortunately. It was just a bit of good fun, a bit of banter. It was a long time out there,” Finch said.Over the third and the fourth day of the MCG Test, Paine and India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant continued their sledging war.”Tell you what big MS is back in the one-day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes… They need a batter. Fancy that extend you Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too… get him a waterfront apartment,” Paine had chirped at Pant on Friday.Responding to Paine’s comments, Pant called the Australia skipper “a temporary captain” when the latter was batting on Saturday.Despite all the on-field banter, India have come up with a professional approach in the ongoing Test. The visitors need only two wickets on the final day to win their first-ever Boxing Day Test in Australia while the hosts need to bat out an entire day or score 141 runs to avoid conceding an unassailable lead in the series.Also Read | Pant’s banter with Lyon caught on stump mic: “You don’t want to come tomorrow for nothing”Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018For 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 Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Tim PaineFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Boxing Day TestFollow Rishabh Pant Mission Failed: After Rohit, Mumbai Indians troll Australia skipper Tim PaineThree-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians joined the sledging war by reacting to Rohit Sharma’s banter with Australia captain Tim Paine in the ongoing third Test of the four-match series in Melbourne. advertisementlast_img read more

Strengthening Support for Nova Scotians with Disabilities

first_imgNova Scotians with disabilities will have expanded opportunities for community living and day programs. As part of Budget 2016-2017, the province is investing $3 million for new initiatives in the Disabilities Support Program. Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard announced the funding at the Dartmouth Adult Service Centre today, May 16. “Nova Scotians with disabilities have told us they want new opportunities to live as independently as possible,” said Ms. Bernard. “We’re committed to offering people with disabilities more opportunities for support and inclusion in the community.” New funding of $2.2 million will support moving 25 residents out of larger adult residential or regional rehabilitation centres and into smaller community settings. This will include having existing residential program clients move into independent living or alternative family support programs. These programs are growing to increase community living opportunities. Another investment of $800,000 will go to the province’s adult service centres that promote the abilities and inclusion of people with disabilities in daily community activities. It will help them identify and create opportunities to increase their revenues and capacity. They will also benefit from expanded opportunities for coaching and skills development. “This is so welcome to the hundreds of Nova Scotians with disabilities across the province waiting for services appropriate for their needs,” said Cathy Deagle Gammon, president of DIRECTIONS Council of Nova Scotia, representing 29 adult service centres. “We welcome the opportunity to work with government to enhance services so that choice, equality and good lives in inclusive communities is a reality in Nova Scotia.” This additional investment supports the roadmap for transforming Nova Scotia Services to Persons with Disabilities.last_img read more

Paul Haggis Strongly Denies Trio Of New Sexual Misconduct Allegations

first_imgAdvertisement Facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct, Paul Haggis today postulated that the new charges were a tactic to force a mutimillion dollar settlement or the result of his long estrangement from Scientology.Three women have come forward to accuse Haggis of sexual misconduct after Haleigh Breest filed a civil suit last month accusing the Oscar-winning filmmaker of rape, the Associated Press reports. All three of the women approached Breest’s Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP attorneys with their claims.Christine Lepera, attorney for the 64-year-old screenwriter of Million Dollar Babyand Crash director has denied allegations of non-consensual sex. In fact, the lawyer denies the anonymous claims “in whole” for her client and floats larger moves at play. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: “No one has reached out to anyone on Mr. Haggis’ team other than the press to report this,” Lepera said in a statement to Deadline. “He views the fact that these reports appear to be spearheaded from the law-firm representing Ms. Breest, as a further tactic to try to harm him and continue their effort to obtain money. Mr. Haggis also questions whether Scientology has any role here, which he notes has been attacking him for years with false accusations.” Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Thousands of youth converge on Edmonton for final TRC event

first_imgAPTN National News2500 young people from across Alberta are in Edmonton to bear witness to the final Truth and Reconciliation event. During his opening address, TRC Commissioner Murray Sinclair told the young people assembled that it is their job to continue the work of reconciliation after the commission closes it’s doors a year from now.APTN’s Chris Stewart now with more.last_img

Alberta communities trying to put a halt to clearcutting on hunting ground

first_imgAPTN National NewsResidents of two communities in Alberta say they’re concerned about clearcutting on their traditional hunting ground.APTN’s Chris Stewart has the story.last_img

Hudsons Hope RCMP say thefts break and enters have increased this month

first_imgOn September 7th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP were called to a local residence for unwanted persons refusing to leave. The unwanted persons left prior to police arrival, however, one returned a short time later, driving a vehicle to the scene. The driver was found to be intoxicated while driving and was issued a 90 day roadside driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days.On September 8th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding and expired trailer insurance.  Two rifles were observed in the vehicle and the driver produced an expired firearms license.  Charges for unauthorized possession of a firearm have been forwarded to Provincial Crown for approval.On September 12th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP were advised of a theft of Crossbow from a parked vehicle on Beryl Prairie Road.  The vehicle had the door lock punched out to gain access while the owner was out hunting.  File 2018-314 refers.On September 12th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling at 158 Km/Hr on Hwy 29.  The driver was subsequently found to be impaired by alcohol and was issued a 90 day roadside driving prohibition and the work truck was impounded for 30 days.  The driver was also issued violation tickets for excessive speeding and driving contrary to restrictions. HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Constable Bill McKenna with the Hudson’s Hope RCMP published this month’s policing report, saying that the detachment has seen an increase in break and enters as well as thefts.During the past four weeks, Cst. McKenna said that police responded to 57 calls for service and issued 34 motor vehicle act warnings and violation tickets, which is less than half the number of tickets issued in August.In addition, he said that two impaired drivers were located and issued immediate roadside driving prohibitions during last month. On September 12th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a theft of off road light bars that were unbolted and taken from a parked truck at Dunlevy boat launch. File 2018-317 refers.Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Visit http://crimestoppersnebc.ca/  for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the area’s “most wanted” page.center_img Cst. McKenna did say that the Hudson’s Hope area has had an increase in break and enters and theft reports in recent weeks.“Several files are under investigation and the public are asked to be vigilant, to secure their belongings, and to report any suspicious people or vehicles to local police,” he said. “Remote residential and business properties, unattended vehicles, and storage facilities have been the most targeted. Property owners are encouraged to safeguard their properties and to check them regularly.”The policing highlights from the past four weeks in Hudson’s Hope are as follows:On August 25th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP conducted a joint check stop with BC Conservation office at Farrell Creek road. Several warnings for minor infractions were issue to drivers.  One driver was issued a three month driving suspension under the Motor Vehicle Act.On August 27th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to Trespassers fishing near the Peace Canyon Dam spill way.  The three were escorted out of the area and warned for Trespassing.  The public are not permitted to access the river between the bridge and dam.  Trespassers could be issued a $115.00 violation ticket for Trespassing and/or be charged criminally for mischief, for interfering in normal operation of the dam.  Please keep in mind that the restriction is for public safety as the spill way may be opened for emergency purposes with little notice to persons on the bank.On September 5th, 2018, Hudson’s Hope RCMP received a report of a stolen John Deer 50D Excavator and Hoe from a property near Reschke Road. Anyone with information can call the local detachment and quote file 2018-299last_img read more

Anurag Thakur treads path cautiously father backsup

first_imgShimla: The old saying – “once bitten, twice shy” can’t have the best frame-fit slot other than Hamirpur parliamentary constituency.A BJP stronghold for over two-decades, Hamirpur has much at stake for young MP Anurag Thakur, who fights Congress’s five-time MLA Ram Lal Thakur to defend a political legacy that opponents of his father and two-time Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal are trying to covertly question. Dhumal, who led the BJP to the victory in 2017 poll, lost his assembly election by a slender margin of 1,919 votes and missed his third Chief Minister term at a moment when things looked all done for him. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThat’s why neither Dhumal nor Anurag Thakur is publically boasting of impending win except that BJP’s national president Amit Shah reaching out them to declare to the voters –a predictable “bigger role” for Anurag Thakur after his victory. “We are happy that Amit Shah acknowledged the potential in Anurag Thakur. It has boosted our prospects. But we haven’t forgotten how the finest victory turned bitter for people of Hamirpur on December 19, 2017, when sahib (Dhumal) lost his Sujanpur seat,” says Sanjeev Katwal, BJP leader and staunch Dhumal loyalist. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThus, Anurag is playing safe and focussing on the campaign. The poll narrative is just confined to development issues. The constituency having a large presence of ex-servicemen and serving soldiers and para-military personnel has an advantage factor for the BJP. “We want Modi to come back. He has raised the morale of forces and hit Pakistan hard,” says Subedar (Retd) Harish Patial of Bhota, near Hamirpur. For Anurag Thakur stakes it’s not alone his victory but also to prove that Dhumal still commands his influence in the constituency, where he had won the elections in 1989,1991 and 2007. Anurag Thakur, 44, had stepped into the shoes of his father in 2008 when Dhumal had become Chief Minister. He won the seat with a record margin of 1.74 lakh votes and never lost thereafter. Biggest criticism about Anurag Thakur is his high profile image when he headed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) but was removed later by the Supreme Court following a controversy for not implementing the reforms recommended by Lodha Committee. The young BJP politicians, however, is credited with building a world-class cricket stadium at Dharamshala, a landmark even his critics in the Congress appreciates. Challenging him is Congress’s former minister and five-time MLA Ram Lal Thakur, who had been his strong critics ever since Anurag Thakur became Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president. Thakur alleges, “Anurag did nothing in the constituency. He is also jumblebaaz like Modi. Most of the time he had been travelling abroad or attending high profile parties. He (Anurag) has not replied to my single question as to why he was removed by the Supreme Court from the post of BCCI president?” Congress candidate told the Millennium Post. Ram Lal Thakur, 67, never wanted to contest the poll but the party pushed his name after former PCC president Sukhwinder Sukhu and Congress Legislature Party leader Mukesh Agnihotri declined. But Anurag says, “My work in the constituency and Modi ji’s five years are strong points. Hamirpur is the only constituency, which has got new projects worth hundreds of crores.” He counts on Railway expansion projects, AIIMS, PGI satellite centre, Central University, Medical college, IIIT and National Highways. My mobile ‘Sawsathya Sewa hospital’ has been a big draw, besides “cricket Mahakumbh” for youths and claims having fully utilised the MPLAD. His campaign is supplemented by social media war while Congress has a problem of resources and top campaign strategists due to factionalism in the party.last_img read more

New York Moroccos judge Mohamed Bennouna reelected to International Court

New York  – The Moroccan judge Mohamed Bennouna was re-elected Thursday in New York to a nine-year term on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) starting on 6 February 2015, after simultaneous rounds of voting in the UN General Assembly and Security Council.In the General Assembly, Bennouna had 159 votes (the highest score) exceeding the 97 votes required, while in the Security Council, he won 14 out of 15 votes of the Council’s member states.Former Moroccan diplomat and jurist, Bennouna worked as a professor at the Mohammed V University and as a permanent representative of Morocco at the United Nations (2001-2006). An International Law PhD and a professor of International Law, Bennouna is a Hague Academy of International Law graduate and a member of the International Law Institute.The Moroccan jurist notably served as a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Since 2006, Bennouna has been a judge of the International Court of Justice. read more

Next Steps for Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre

Government has issued a request for proposals for the QEII New Generation Project, which will allow the three companies vying to win the contract for the new Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality, to develop their bid. The request for proposal for the design, build, financing and maintenance of the new centre had been issued to the three successful bidders announced in May. The bidders include Bird Integrated Health Partners, Community Health Partners and EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare. The bidders will now start preparing their proposals for the new Community Outpatient Centre. The deadline for submissions is February 2020. The successful bidder is expected to be announced in spring 2020. A similar request for supplier qualifications for the expansion of the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre has been issued and a short list is anticipated later this month. This expansion includes the construction of the new QEII Cancer Centre, outpatient centre, inpatient centre, including hospital beds and operating rooms, and the new innovation and learning centre. The QEII New Generation project is a once in a generation opportunity that will better meet the health-care needs of Nova Scotians. Along with the Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake and the expansion of the Halifax Infirmary site, the QEII New Generation project also includes the expansion and renovations of Dartmouth General Hospital and new and renovated operating rooms at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor. This work will allow services to be moved out of the aging Centennial and Victoria buildings on the Victoria General site, to prepare for their eventual closure. For updates on the QEII New Generation Project, visit healthredevelopment.novascotia.ca/ . read more

NSBI Approves Innovation Rebate

Additional resources: For more about NSBI transactions go to http://www.novascotiabusiness.com/fundingdisclosures Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of an innovation rebate for MacKenzie Atlantic Tool and Die / Machining Ltd. Based in the Musquodoboit Harbour area of Halifax Regional Municipality, MacKenzie Atlantic has been an owner-operated machinery facility since 2006. The company will be proceeding with a $2,213,968 capital investment to implement more robotic machinery adding two computer numerical controlled machines and two inline machines to their facility. MacKenzie Atlantic’s modernization of equipment will help to meet increased demand for several projects throughout Canada and also to support additional initiatives in the United States. The company is eligible to earn a maximum innovation rebate of $415,992 upon completion of its project, based on eligible capital spending of $1,663,968. To be considered for an innovation rebate, a company’s total project costs must be between $2 million and $15 million. An approved rebate is up to 25 per cent against eligible project costs. the Innovation Rebate Program was developed in consultation with Nova Scotia companies the Innovation Rebate Program provides financial incentives on projects that enable a company to increase innovation capacity through private sector capital investments or adoption of new technologies and business processes the program provides up to a 25 per cent rebate based on eligible project costs, as defined in the Innovation Rebate Program guidelines the total project cost must be between $2 million and $15 million. The maximum amount of eligible projects costs to which the rebate will be applied is $15,000,000 the maximum rebate amount for an eligible project, including related parties, cannot exceed $3,750,000 over a 24-month period the innovation rebate works as a rebate against a company’s direct costs and is only paid out once the project is complete Quick facts: -30- read more

NSBI Approves Payroll Rebate

-30- Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of a payroll rebate for East Coast Metal Fabrication (2015) Inc. (ECMF). Located in Edwardsville, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, ECMF is a custom metal fabricator that services the heavy and light metal fabrication markets as well as the oil, mining and marine industries throughout Canada and internationally. ECMF has the potential to create up to 80 jobs under the five-year payroll rebate agreement. Based on the maximum growth forecast of the agreement, NSBI estimates the company could spend $9.45 million in salaries. It is also estimated the new employees would contribute provincial tax revenues of $1.2 million through their income and consumption taxes. As a result, the company would earn a rebate up to $680,400 over five years. ECMF will be eligible for a smaller rebate if it creates fewer than 80 new jobs. Additional Resources: Information on NSBI transactions can be found at https://www.novascotiabusiness.com/fundingdisclosures . Quick facts: payroll rebates are designed in a way that the tax revenue generated for the province by the new jobs in Nova Scotia is always more than the amount of the rebate payroll rebates are only paid after a business has generated actual payroll for the Nova Scotia economy for every dollar a company spends on the new jobs it receives between five and 10 cents back when a company submits an annual rebate claim it must send NSBI audited information that confirms the number of jobs it created that year payroll rebates are paid through the Strategic Investment Fund read more

Greater Flexibility More Progress for Improving LongTerm Care

the long-term care assistant is a temporary position which will be assessed in the spring 88 continuing care assistants have been supported through Nova Scotia’s immigration programs so far in 2019 $5 million has been committed to date to act on the panel’s recommendations 132 new nursing homes beds are being added across Nova Scotia – Meteghan (10), New Waterford (36), North Sydney (38) and Eskasoni (48) Government is introducing changes meant to bring immediate relief and more support to staff and residents in long-term-care homes across the province. Nursing homes will now be able to hire retired nurses or internationally educated nurses who have met specific criteria, to work as continuing care assistants. The goal is to help homes address current continuing care assistant staffing challenges. A new long-term care assistant role has also been created temporarily to help with day-to-day activities at nursing homes. This could include helping with recreation programs or walking residents to the dining hall. The intent is to free up time for the continuing care assistants so they can focus on personal care. This is a recommendation of the expert advisory panel on long-term care. “Over the past several months we have been working with members of the panel to achieve the intent of their recommendations and have made significant progress,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “We believe this work will better support the homes and staff, in providing the best care possible for residents.” The expert advisory panel made 22 recommendations. Five are complete, 15 are underway, and two are being assessed. A report card outlining government’s progress is available online. Minister’s Expert Advisory Panel on Long-Term Care Recommendations: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/publications/Minister-Expert-Advisory-Panel-on-Long-Term-Care.pdf Minister’s Panel Recommends Addressing Quality of Care and Staffing: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20190115004 Quick Facts: Additional Resources: Progress Update on the Panel’s Recommendations: https://novascotia.ca/dhw/publications/Expert-Advisory-Panel-on-Long-Term-Care-Update-September-2019.pdf Quotes: The panel is pleased with the successes of the department to implement the Wound Care initiative, to reinstate continuing care assistant bursaries and to enable those facilities working short of staff to temporarily hire long-term care assistants. We are impressed with the progress in other areas as well and encourage the department to continue to engage the sector and the Nova Scotia Health Authority in moving towards workable solutions to achieve the panel’s recommendations. Janice Keefe, Expert Advisory Panel on Long-Term Care member We are pleased to see the progress being made towards addressing the recommendations of the expert panel. Having ongoing input into these initiatives has shown a collaborative approach and ensures long-term care providers, residents and their families are involved in improving the care and quality of life for people living in long-term care. We look forward to continued involvement in this work. Josie Ryan, executive director long-term care, Northwood -30- read more

Kansas bar shooting leaves 4 dead 5 injured

Kansas City (US): Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said. Authorities were searching Sunday for the two gunmen, said Officer Thomas Tomasic, a police spokesman. He said the two men had apparently gotten into some sort of disagreement with people inside Tequila KC Bar, left, then returned with handguns. “We think there was something that happened in the bar earlier probably,” Tomasic said. “Unfortunately, they left and decided to take it to another level, came back and started shooting.” Around 40 people were inside the small bar when gunfire erupted around 1.30 am, Tomasic said. The gunfire sent people running for the exits, with the injured leaving trails of blood as they fled. One of the injured was trying to get a ride to the hospital when ambulances arrived. “It’s a pretty small bar, so if you have two guys come in and start shooting, people are just running, running anywhere they can,” Tomasic said. All four men who were killed were Hispanic, but Tomasic said authorities do not believe the shooting was racially motivated. The shooting happened in a neighbourhood with a large Hispanic population. read more

Shiv Sainik would one day become Maharashtra CM Uddhav

Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said his son taking a plunge into electoral politics does not mean he is retiring, and expressed confidence that a Sena worker would one day become the state’s chief minister. In an interview to Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, he claimed his party put a check on the ‘Modi wave’ in the 2014 state Assembly polls, but maintained there was no point in a discussion now on why they parted ways with the BJP at that time. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework This time, the Sena is contesting on 124 out of the total 288 constituencies in alliance with the BJP, which has nominated candidates for 150 seats. Rest of the seats will be allotted to smaller allies from the BJP’s quota. “One day, a Shiv Sainik would become the chief minister of Maharashtra, it is a promise I made to my father and Sena founder late Balasaheb,” Uddhav Thackeray said in the interview, a part of which was released on Monday. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports The Sena chief’s son Aaditya Thackeray is entering electoral politics from Worli constituency in Mumbai, and the October 21 state polls are being seen as a litmus test for the party, whether it can bank on the young leader’s popularity to win public mandate. “Aaditya contesting the Assembly election does not necessarily mean I am retiring from active politics. I am very much around,” he said. “I am not going to do farming,” he said sarcastically, in an apparent reference to NCP leader Ajit Pawar who recently resigned as an MLA and advised his son to prefer farming or business over politics. He also claimed that in 2014, when the Sena and BJP snapped ties ahead of the Assembly polls, his party put a check on the ‘Modi wave’ which had swept the country. “There is no point in discussing the reasons behind the BJP and Sena contesting (the 2014 polls) separately. It was a war. There was a ‘wave’ at the national level, but we put a check on it in Maharashtra,” he said. “Despite being in power, we have always raised voice for the cause of the common man,” he added. read more

Terminator Dark Fate has James Camerons fingerprints all over it Arnold Schwarzenegger

Los Angeles: Veteran action star Arnold Schwarzenegger says the upcoming movie in the “Terminator” series picks a lot from the first two films in the franchise, directed by celebrated filmmaker James Cameron. The 72-year-old actor, who will be reprising the titular role in “Terminator: Dark Fate”, said the new film has unique action and never-seen-before visual effects. “Dark Fate”, directed by Tim Miller, is a direct sequel to Cameron’s 1991 “Terminator: Judgement Day” and will retcon the events of the last three films in the franchise. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up The movie reunites Linda Hamilton and Schwarzenegger, who originally starred in the first two films. “It’s another ‘Terminator’ movie with a totally different story and it has Jim Cameron’s fingerprints all over it. Also, Linda Hamilton’s. So, it’s kind of like going back to the old days of ‘Terminator’. “It has more action in it than any of the other ‘Terminators’ have ever had. More unique action. And the visual effects are unlike anything you’ve ever seen,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement. Also Read – Joaquin Phoenix surprises audience at ‘Joker’ screening The actor revealed Yul Brynner’s robotic gunslinger in 1973’s “Westworld” influenced his performance as cyborg assassin Terminator. “It was really the first time I had played a machine and it was fun to do that. I’d seen Yul Brynner in ‘Westworld’ and the way he played that role was so powerful and so believable that I wanted to play it exactly the same way. So that was my motivation,” he said Schwarzenegger also recalled how his brief on the portrayal of Terminator made Cameron cast him in the role. “I met Jim Cameron for the first time, and I told him what needed to happen, how the Terminator has to act, how he has to carry himself, how he has to behave. Cameron offered me the role. “I’d gone to talk to him about playing Reese (the human time-traveller), that was the idea. But then Jim realised I could play the Terminator really well and that was that,” he said. Produced by Cameron, “Terminator: Dark Fate” will release in India on November 1 in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. read more