India vs Sri Lanka: Charged up Virat Kohli and Co. look to wrap-up series against ailing hosts

first_imgIndia will fancy their chances of wrapping up the five-match series when they lock horns with a beleaguered Sri lanka in the third One-day International on Sunday.The visitors have a 2-0 lead in the series and can wrap up the contest with another win here before leaving for the last leg of the tour in Colombo.India recovered from a precarious 131 for seven to record only their second win at the Pallekele International Cricket ground.The Men in Blue haven’t played much ODI cricket here, and Thursday’s match was only their second at this venue, having played previously in 2012. It does reflect on their hundred percent record here then, and the short two-day gap between the second and third ODIs will help them take the winning momentum forward.The big question is if skipper Virat Kohli will continue with his bold approach when it comes to team strategy, if not team selection.Ahead of the second ODI, he had outlined the need to give ample opportunity to the youngsters in the side, particularly the bowlers. As such, it is only to be expected that Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal will continue to be front-line spinners then.However, the complication in the 231-run chase in the second ODI occurred due to a shuffle in the batting order. After a great start, Kohli sent in KL Rahul and Kedar Jadhav ahead at number 3 and 4 respectively. The mini-experiment failed spectacularly, mostly because they couldn’t read Akila Dananjay’s googlies properly.Jadhav’s impulsive shot making during a three-ball stay also didn’t go unnoticed.advertisementAgain then, it is a wonder if Kohli will experiment again on Sunday. The Indian skipper might just revert to the original batting order and close out the series before ringing any changes in the last two ODIs in Colombo. In doing so though, he will be departing from his claims of ‘making unpredictable changes despite facing defeat’.All said and done, India’s collapse on Thursday has brought this additional (but welcome) interesting twist to the equation here.There is also the toss factor. Kohli won his fifth consecutive toss on this tour, and predictably chose to chase again. With Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan putting on a century stand, in a way, it was the catalyst for the shuffle in batting-order, as the Indian skipper probably didn’t want a second game without action in the middle for Rahul and others.Could this force Kohli to rethink his bat-first theory, if he manages to win the toss yet again?As concerns changes to the playing combination, Hardik Pandya is in focus. In the lead-up to the second ODI, the all-rounder wore a light strap on his left knee, though the team management assured his full fitness. Later in the game, he pulled up with issues on the same left leg.While it appeared to be a calf problem for him, due to which he left the field on three occasions, again the team management outlined it as a cramp issue and not a major worry.Pandya’s availability for the third ODI then remains a question mark at best. Even if cramped yet fully fit, will he be risked given the extended limited-overs’ schedule India have until December? If not, then Kuldeep Yadav or Shardul Thakur could come into the reckoning as the fifth bowler, unluckily again for Manish Pandey as India will need someone to bowl Pandya’s 10 overs.While India could yet field an unchanged combination, there are bound to be further changes for the Sri Lankan playing XI. Upul Tharanga has been handed a two-match suspension for slow over-rate for the second time since the Champions Trophy in June, and he will sit out the next two ODIs.It could be a blessing in disguise as the skipper was suffering from a poor run of form, and the attacking Dinesh Chandimal, included in the Lankan squad, is expected to slot into Tharanga’s no.4 spot.Surprisingly enough, the Test skipper will not be leading Sri Lanka here or in Colombo whilst Tharanga sits on the sidelines.Instead, Chamara Kapugedara will do the honours as he was given the responsibility of being the vice-captain in the first two matches. There will also be an additional change as Lahiru Thirimanne is expected to open with Niroshan Dickwella, after Danushka Gunathilaka injured his shoulder whilst fielding in the second ODI.Teams:India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.advertisementSri Lanka: Chamara Kapugedara (capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanna, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Upul Tharanga (for fifth ODI).last_img read more

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal appeals ball-tampering ban

first_imgSri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has appealed the ball-tampering ban imposed on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC).Chandimal was suspended for the third and final Test against West Indies after being found guilty of changing the condition of the ball in the second Test.Chandimal was charged during the Test in St Lucia after video evidence indicated that he was taking sweets out from his pocket, putting them in his mouth, before applying saliva to the ball within the space of a few seconds.According to reports, the appeal depends on what exactly Chandimal had in his mouth when he applied saliva to the ball. He does not remember whether it was cough lozenges or almonds at the time.”After reviewing the footage of the incident, it is clear that Dinesh applied an artificial substance to the ball, namely saliva containing the residue of something he had in his mouth, an action which is prohibited under the ICC Code of Conduct, match referee Javagal Srinath said in a statement.Chandimal found guilty of changing the condition of the ball via @iccICC Media (@ICCMediaComms) June 19, 2018″During the hearing, Dinesh admitted to putting something in his mouth but couldn’t remember what it was, which I found unconvincing as a defence and the fact remains it was an artificial substance.To make matters worse for Sri Lanka, Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha were charged by the ICC for conduct contrary to the spirit of the game.advertisementThe trio were involved in the teams refusal to take the field on the third morning of the test, which caused a two-hour delay in the start of play.”If any of the three plead not guilty, then the ICC, as per Article 5.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct, will appoint a Judicial Commissioner from its Code of Conduct Commission to determine the matter,” ICC said in a statement.”All Level 3 breaches carry an imposition of between four and eight suspension points.”(With agency inputs)last_img read more


first_imgA snapshot of the touch footy happenings from around Australia… * A training camp was held on the weekend for our Mens, Womens and Mixed National training squads. It included different education sessions such as recovery, nutrition, drug education and physical testing and training sessions, as well as a trivia night for a little entertainment. * The New Rustlers Permit is having their final planning meeting in Bundaberg on Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th August. The Rustlers are in the final stages of the Permit preparation for the 2005 NTL. This planning incorporates the process for players selections, board makeup, Rustlers Cup, training programs and so forth. For people requiring information on the outcomes of the meeting or the planned pathways they should contact Bronwyn Holland via or 07 54940373 or after hours 07 54940316. The first Rustlers Newsletter will be available on the ATA and Sunshine Coast Websites this week. * The ATA website has recorded a new record number of hits for one day! The site received over 108,000 hits last Tuesday and we would like to thank all who visit the site, as well as encourage people to continue to send story ideas to We would also like to encourage clubs and permits to continue to seek out media representation for their players and events in local television, radio and newspapers, there is certainly a market there! * Did we mention that the band at the State of Origin function rocked? Xparte, lead by Aussie Mens Open coach Tony Trad were an absolute hit. * NSW touch are holding a planning forum for four days this week, topics include the calendar of events, AusTouch implementation, development in NSW within the National Development Framework established at the 2004 Professional and Development Officers Workshop held in June. * The 2004 Queensland Touch Association team titles are coming up. The competition is being held on October 23-24 in Bundaberg. There are various divisions, Mens, Womens, Mixed Opens, 20’s and Seniors. There are both social and competitive divisions. Nominations close of the September 24, check out for all the info on divisions, or to download an application form. * The Management Audit Consultants presented their report to the Board on Saturday 7th August. The Board will be considering the report and making a series of recommendations to its stakeholders over the next few weeks. Meetings will be scheduled to present this information to all stakeholders and the Board will advise the details shortly. * ACT Touch are holding their Premier League presentation function on September 4, ticket sales close on August 27, so check out for all the details. * Touch in Canberra is starting to warm up for summer, a nice change from the freezing temperatures of the nation’s capital. Nominations for the summer touch competition are open; see the ACT website for info or to download a nomination form. * Touch Victoria create a great monthly newsletter, the August addition has just been uploaded onto their website, it’s definitely a quality read. * The Monash Touch Club is throwing a party to celebrate its 10th birthday this year. Everyone who has ever been involved with the Monash Touch Club is welcome to attend. See Touch Victoria for the where, when and what. * `Local Association of the week’: City of Orange Touch Association. Orange touch are holding their seniors registration night on September 10 at the Orange Ex-services club from 5-7pm. Websites for local touch associations can be accessed via the `local’ link in the top right hand corner of the homepage. Websites are a vital communication tool for these associations and there is always opportunity for them to be developed further. * Been wondering lately what you’re meant to do when you realise your coaching accreditation has reached the expiry date? The ATA has updated the criteria and forms used for renewing your coaching accreditations (both level 1 and level 2). These can be accessed by this link or through the My ClubTouch website. Use the Touch Coach link and then enter Coach Information, then Level 1 or Level 2 Update. Remember your accreditation is only valid for four years! * Perth’s radio station Nova 93.7 has joined TouchWest as a sponsor heading into their summer of touch throughout WA, another great addition to the development of our sport. Congratulations TouchWest! * The 2004 Australian University Games are in Perth from September 26-October 1. Touch is being played of course, and Barbarians representative Kailee Brown from Murdoch University has been selected as a `Face of the Games’, a representative of not only the Uni Games but also her university, state and sport. Click below for a profile of Kailee or go to TouchWest’s homepage for the full story on the 2004 Australian University Games. * Gold Coast Touch scored some surprise visitors for their Winter Grand Finals last Saturday afternoon. ATA Chairman Michael Sparks and CEO Bill Ker, dropped in to check out the action. Mr Sparks and Mr Ker were on the Gold Coast to address the National Squads at their Training Camp, held at Runaway Bay over the weekend. From all reports, both brilliant finals and an excellent training camp. * Remember any story ideas or information can be emailed to By Rachel Moyle,

World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni or Sarfaraz Ahmed? ICC asks whose catch was better

first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 28, 2019UPDATED: June 28, 2019 09:34 IST Dhoni and Sarfaraz, both, took a spectacular diving catch during the World Cup 2019 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni is often considered to be the best wicket-keeper in the modern gameSarfaraz Ahmed’s diving catch against New Zealand was as eye-catching as Dhoni’s grab vs West IndiesICC asked fans to rate which catch was betterIndia have been on a roll in the ongoing World Cup 2019 with 5 wins from 6 completed matches thereby already having a foot inside the door to the semi-finals. Their neighbours and arch-rivals Pakistan, however have taken an entirely different route with wins against England and New Zealand highlighting an otherwise dismal campaign till date.On Thursday during India’s crushing victory against their latest opponents West Indies in Manchester, MS Dhoni took a one-handed diving catch off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah, sending back the big-hitting Carlos Brathwaite for just 1 run to his name. A day ago, Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed had also taken a similar catch to dismiss New Zealand’s Ross Taylor off the bowling of Shaheen Shah Afridi.The International Cricket Council (ICC) took to Instagram to ask viewers, which among the two catches they think is better. ICC posted a clip showing both the catches side-by-side while captioning the post: ‘Dive and conquer, who did it better? #CWC19 #Cricket #Pakistan #India #LoveCricket’While fans flocked the post to put in their replies, Dhoni’s effort was seen as the most popular answer, at least after a cursory look over the comments section.MS Dhoni is said to be one of the most trusted hands behind the wickets in the game but during India’s World Cup game against West Indies in Manchester, on Thursday, the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman had a rare bad day behind the stumps.advertisementAt Old Trafford, MS Dhoni conceded 9 byes, the most by him in an ODI in his career, as West Indies were out chasing 269 runs after India posted 268 for 7 in their given 50 overs. Dhoni surpassed the 7 byes he conceded in 2014, coincidentally, against the same side in Kochi.However, it would be safe to say that the former India captain compensated for all his misses when he pulled off a terrific catch behind the stumps to dismiss Carlos Brathwaite and help Jasprit Bumrah get his first wicket of the day.In a back of length delivery, angled in from Bumrah, Brathwaite got an outside edge that flew to the right of Dhoni. Though, Dhoni was wrong-footed, but he quickly got into stance to dive to his right and remove Brathwaite with his one-handed catch.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Ziva Dhoni waves tri-colour as India beat West IndiesAlso Read | India vs West Indies: MS Dhoni concedes most byes in an ODI in his careerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow MS DhoniFollow Sarfaraz Ahmed World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni or Sarfaraz Ahmed? ICC asks whose catch was betterAfter India beat West Indies in the World Cup 2019 on Thursday, the ICC posted clips of two diving catches from MS Dhoni and Sarfaraz Ahmed respectively, asking fans to rate the better grab.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Motorcyclists Front and Centre on New Safety Signs

first_imgNew provincial highway signs are reminding drivers to look twice for motorcyclists as traffic hits its peak on Nova Scotia roads. The signs, posted at 12 key locations, are part of a new road safety plan that will promote a number of road safety messages during the year. The new signs are up in time for the Digby Wharf Rat Rally that starts today, Aug. 27. More than 30,000 motorcyclists are expected to visit the province. “There have been too many fatalities and collisions involving motorcycles already this summer,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “This is a busy time on our highways, so we need to do everything we can to keep drivers alert.” “The province committed earlier this year to posting warning signs that highlight motorcycles on our highways,” said Jimi Swinamer, president of the Nova Scotia Bikers Down Society. “These will help increase motorcycle awareness during the busiest time of the year.” From 2010 through 2013, there has been an average of nine motorcycle fatalities a year. There have been four so far in 2014. Later in the year, the signs will be used for other important road safety messages, such as use your seat belt and slow down. You can view the new motorcycle safety signs and their locations at .last_img read more

Jet Airways employees seek Prezs intervention for salary dues emergency funds to

first_imgNew Delhi: Employees of Jet Airways have written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking their intervention to recover outstanding dues as well as to expedite the process of emergency funds for the airline, which has shuttered its operations temporarily. Cash-starved Jet Airways, which has around 23,000 employees, has delayed payment of salaries to the employees, including pilots. Amid uncertainty over the future course of the carrier, two employees’ unions have now written to the President and the Prime Minister. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details In separate but similarly-worded letters this week, the Society for Welfare of Indian Pilots (SWIP) and Jet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Welfare Association (JAMEWA) have requested help in clearing their outstanding salary dues. “We request you to consider the situation with the urgency it deserves and direct the management of Jet Airways (India) Ltd to expeditiously disburse all outstanding dues to affected employees. “We also urge you to expedite the process of emergency funding, as every minute and every decision is very critical in these testing times,” one of the letters said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday After months of uncertainty, Jet Airways announced temporary suspension of its operations on April 17 as it failed to receive emergency funds from lenders. The unions highlighted that a section of employees have not been paid their salaries on time for the last seven months and that the distressing situation was also brought to the notice of the Ministry of Labour and Employment in March. “The management of Jet Airways has gone back on its salary arrears payment schedule conveyed by mail dated December 7, 2018. The outstanding amount for pilots and engineers as of now is three months salary (full salaries for the months of January, February and March), and for all other staff is one month’s salary,” the letter said. Noting that employees did their best to keep up the highest standards of safety and professionalism in these trying times, the grouping said non-payment of salaries is causing extreme hardships to employees. “… even after all our efforts, we are not seeing any ray of hope and so it is our humble plea to take this matter under your guidance for an immediate action for the revival of the entire system,” the letter said. SWIP has around 1,200 members while JAMEWA represents more than 500 employees. “We have also realised that along with our Jet Airways sinking, we are not only 23,000 employees who will be affected directly but a number of people who are running business or are associated with us some way or the other. “Even the shops at the airports are facing a lull. Such a big airline going down will leave a huge vacuum behind. Passengers are already facing the brunt of it,” they said. The unions also flagged that air ticket prices are “sky rocketing”. A day after the airline suspended operations, hundreds of employees had gathered in the national capital seeking measures to revive the carrier, which has been in operation for nearly 26 years. Domestic lenders have invited bids for selling stake in Jet Airways. On April 18, the lenders said they were “reasonably hopeful” that the bidding process for the airline would end successfully.last_img read more

Egypt judges urged to free jailed female protesters

first_imgby Mona SALEMCairo- The lawyer for 21 Egyptian women and girls jailed over an Islamist protest told appeal courts Saturday there was no evidence of their guilt and urged judges to free them.Wearing handcuffs but holding red roses, the 21 appeared in Alexandria courts in white prison garb in a case that has sparked an outcry. Many bore the word “Freedom” written in Arabic and English on the palms of their hands, and smiled from the metal-caged dock.The women and girls were convicted last month of taking part in a violent protest demanding Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s reinstatement following his overthrow by the army in July.Fourteen women previously sentenced to 11 years in jail were ushered into the cage in the courtroom as the appeal by the seven girls was heard in an adjacent juvenile court.Their harsh sentences had shocked even supporters of the military-installed government.Lawyer Ahmed al-Hamrawy told the court there was no evidence to convict his clients and asked the judges to release them.“Even in Mubarak’s era there were morals. Egypt’s women and girls were a red line and they weren’t placed on trial,” he said, referring to ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak, Morsi’s predecessor.“This is an oppressive sentence,” one defendant, Salma, told AFP during a court recess.She said her daughter was among the seven juveniles sentenced, and explained that they had both been near the October 31 protest by chance when arrested.“I have the right to express my opinion — this is a constitutional right, and we are currently political prisoners,” said another defendant, Aya Adel.The prosecutor general’s office charged that the women fought with knives and threw rocks during clashes that erupted during the protest in Egypt’s second city.Six men said to be Muslim Brotherhood leaders were tried in absentia in the same case and sentenced to 15 years.They were found guilty of inciting the women to cut key roads in the city during the clashes.There was a heavy police presence outside the court complex in the coastal city, where Morsi’s Islamist supporters have repeatedly clashed with opponents and security forces.During the recess, about 100 friends and relatives of the defendants stood outside the courtroom chanting “Down with military rule.”Hamrawy told AFP he expected the misdemeanor courts to either acquit them or release them on bail ahead of a final ruling.The jail terms, coming in the same week as a restrictive new protest law, re-energized Islamist opposition to the interim government and drew criticism even from its secular supporters.Hamdeen Sabbahi, a former presidential candidate and a leading dissident under Morsi, called on the interim president to pardon the girls and repeal the new law governing protests.The military-installed government has pressed a crackdown on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement that has killed more than 1,000 people and imprisoned thousands.Much of the Brotherhood’s leadership, including Morsi, is on trial on various charges of inciting violence.Courts have also handed out harsh sentences to Islamist protesters, including 12 men imprisoned for 17 years after a violent protest in Cairo.Amnesty International severely criticized the verdicts against the female protesters.It “shows the Egyptian authorities’ determination to punish dissent,” the rights grolast_img read more

Public Accounts for 201819 Released

Government released the public accounts for the 2018-19 fiscal year today, July 25. “Budget 2018-19 focused on strengthening services and support for Nova Scotians through key investments in health care, education, early years, communities and the economy,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board. “We made strategic investments while remaining fiscally responsible, and this approach helped us respond to increased demand for services and unexpected expenses, such as assisting farmers impacted by frost and increased demands on health care.” The annual public accounts report the actual financial results at the end of the fiscal year and compare them to the budget approved at the beginning of the fiscal year. The audited financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2019, show a final surplus of $120 million, $90.6 million higher than the budget estimate of $29.4 million. Consolidated revenue was up $101.9 million from the budget to $11.87 billion, mainly due to changes in revenue from petroleum royalties, provincial recoveries and federal equalization. Consolidated expenses were up $11.3 million to $11.75 billion, mainly due to an increase in demand for health-care services and increased funding for the remediation of Boat Harbour, Harrietsfield in Halifax Regional Municipality and two abandoned mines, Montague Mines in Dartmouth and Goldenville in Guysborough Co. At year end, net debt was $15.01 billion. The net debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio for 2018-19 was 34.1 per cent, down one percentage point from 2017-18. The net debt to GDP ratio has declined 3.7 percentage points since 2015. Auditor General Michael Pickup has provided an unqualified opinion on the province’s consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. Government entities also released compensation over $100,000 for individuals as required by the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act. This year’s public sector disclosure includes service payouts to public servants who chose the option for a one-time lump sum payment in place of the Public Service Award. In 2015, government announced its intention to phase out the Public Service Award, an allowance given on retirement and committed to honouring service amounts accumulated up to that point. Total service payouts that were paid in 2018-19 were $377.8 million. As a set of three volumes of accountability documents, the public accounts include the consolidated financial statements of the province and financial information of departments, financial statements of Crown corporations and funds, and departmental details about salaries, payments to suppliers, travel and other expenses. The documents are online at . read more

HurricanePosttropical Storm Dorian Update

all Nova Scotia public schools will be closed on Monday, Sept. 9 decisions regarding court operations are made on a case-by-case basis. Members of the public with matters before the court should check with their lawyer or call the courthouse to confirm whether the specific court is open approximately 265,000 Nova Scotia Power customers are without power. Crews are working across the province to restore power officials are asking for peoples’ patience as emergency vehicles are given priority at gas stations Nova Scotians are encouraged to stay at home and off the roads; there have been instances of drive-thru lines impeding emergency vehicles residents are asked to call 211 to find the nearest comfort centre and 311 for comfort centres in Halifax Regional Municipality or visit trails and protected areas across the province may have wash-outs and debris. Check conditions with organizations that manage trails before heading out -30- The following is a provincial update for Sunday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. read more

Ouragan tempête posttropicale Dorian

Les décisions concernant le fonctionnement des tribunaux seront prises au cas par cas. Les citoyens qui ont une cause devant les tribunaux devraient consulter leur avocat ou téléphoner au palais de justice pour savoir si le tribunal en question est ouvert. Les parcs provinciaux resteront fermés au moins jusqu’au mercredi 11 septembre. À mesure que l’information sera disponible, des bulletins seront publiés pour annoncer la réouverture des parcs. Le service de réservations dans les parcs communiquera avec les campeurs qui ont des réservations pour leur fournir un remboursement complet. Consultez pour les dernières mises à jour avant de vous rendre à un parc. Le site est en anglais seulement. Les sentiers de randonnée et les aires protégées dans la province peuvent comporter des débris et des sections emportées par les eaux. Avant de vous engager dans ces endroits, vérifiez l’état des lieux auprès des organismes responsables. Voici une mise à jour sur l’ouragan Dorian pour le lundi 9 septembre à 17 h 15 . Il ne faut jamais utiliser des génératrices ou des barbecues au gaz ou au charbon de bois à l’intérieur ou dans un garage, même si les fenêtres ou les portes sont ouvertes. Les gens qui le font risquent l’empoisonnement au monoxyde de carbone ou la mort. Utilisez des lampes de poche ou des lanternes à piles au lieu des bougies ou des lampes-tempête. Si vous utilisez des bougies, placez-les dans un bougeoir solide, couvrez le tout d’une cheminée en verre et tenez-les loin des enfants et des animaux de compagnie. Laissez la génératrice refroidir avant de faire le plein de carburant. Faites le plein de carburant de la génératrice à l’extérieur, et suivez les instructions du fabricant. Entreposez le carburant pour la génératrice à l’extérieur de la maison, dans des contenants approuvés. Assurez-vous que les éléments des cuisinières électriques et les petits appareils ménagers sont éteints ou débranchés pour prévenir les incendies lorsque le courant sera rétabli. Les autorités encouragent les gens à continuer de prendre les transports en commun, quand il est possible de le faire, pour réduire le nombre de véhicules sur les routes durant le nettoyage. On demande aux résidents d’appeler le 211 pour trouver le centre de réconfort le plus près de chez eux et le 311 pour connaître les centres de réconfort dans la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax; ils peuvent aussi aller à l’adresse Environ 147,000 clients de Nova Scotia Power n’ont pas d’électricité. Des équipes travaillent partout dans la province pour rétablir le service. Nova Scotia Power travaille en étroite collaboration avec les entreprises de télécommunications pour rétablir le service. Les deux points d’arrivée de carburant en Nouvelle-Écosse fonctionnent normalement et il y a de l’essence dans tous les postes d’essence de la province. Certains postes d’essence pourraient ne pas pouvoir vendre de l’essence pour cause de panne d’électricité. Les pannes d’électricité dépassent maintenant les 48 heures; la salubrité des aliments est devenue une source de préoccupation. Des renseignements sur la salubrité des aliments et la qualité de l’eau se trouvent à l’adresse 30- read more

Nouvelles écoles à Halifax et Yarmouth

Système d’éducation de la Nouvelle-Écosse : Ressources supplémentaires Faits en bref -30- L’école élémentaire de Yarmouth accueillera environ 300 élèves de la prématernelle à la sixième année. L’école élémentaire LeMarchant-St. Thomas accueillera environ 500 élèves de la maternelle à la sixième année. Une somme de 19,5 millions de dollars a été investie pour construire l’école élémentaire de Yarmouth. Une somme de 24,9 millions de dollars a été investie pour construire l’école élémentaire LeMarchant-St. Thomas. Deux nouvelles écoles ont accueilli des élèves pour la première fois en septembre, soit l’école élémentaire LeMarchant-St. Thomas à Halifax, et l’école élémentaire de Yarmouth. « Les élèves passent une grande partie de leur journée à l’école, et nous voulons que leur espace d’apprentissage soit moderne, novateur et inclusif, affirme Zach Churchill, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Je suis fier de voir de nouvelles écoles ouvrir leurs portes dans notre province et j’ai hâte de connaître l’expérience des élèves, des enseignants et du personnel scolaire dans ces nouveaux lieux d’apprentissage. » Les écoles sont conçues de façon à répondre aux normes LEED pour l’efficacité environnementale, et elles incluent des salles de toilettes pour tous et des aires d’apprentissage en collaboration. Plan d’investissement dans les écoles de la Nouvelle-Écosse : read more

New Schools Open in Halifax Yarmouth

Two new schools welcomed students for the first time this September, LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary in Halifax and Yarmouth Elementary School. “Students spend most of their day in school and we want their learning spaces to be modern, innovative and inclusive,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “I’m proud to see these new schools open in our province and look forward to hearing about the experiences students, teachers and school staff have in these new learning spaces.” The schools have been designed to meet environmental and efficiency LEED standards, include gender neutral washrooms and collaborative learning areas. Additional Resources: Nova Scotia Education System: Nova Scotia Education System School Capital Plan: Yarmouth Elementary School will serve about 300 students from pre-primary to Grade 6 LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary will serve about 500 students from primary to Grade 6 $19.5 million invested to build Yarmouth Elementary $24.9 million invested to build LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary. -30- Quick Facts: read more

Province Supports Active Transportation in Port Hawkesbury

Quotes: The Town of Port Hawkesbury, through the Destination Reeves Street project, has a vision of an integrated plan that will provide safe, convenient, accessible and comfortable mobility for all users. Our partnership with the Department of Energy and Mines is extremely important to us in realizing our vision. Brenda Chisholm Beaton, mayor, Town of Port Hawkesbury Quick Facts: Pedestrians and cyclists in Port Hawkesbury will soon have access to more sustainable transportation options for the town’s busiest street, with support from the province’s Connect2 stream of the Low Carbon Communities program. Energy and Mines Minister Derek Mombourquette announced today, Sept. 24, an $100,000 investment to the town of Port Hawkesbury to develop a 1.6 kilometre off-road connector trail from Pitt Street to the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Strait Area Campus on Reeves Street. “I am looking forward to seeing the benefits that the new pedestrian pathway will bring to NSCC students, the community and local business,“ said Mr. Mombourquette. “By making investments in active transportation options across the province, we are helping to build healthier, cleaner and more accessible communities and that goes a long way in building a stronger province.” The investment will cover phase one of the town’s Destination Reeves Street project, a three-year project that will also include a network of interconnecting bicycle systems, streetscape improvements and improved access between Reeves Street and the commercial district. Connect2 is the Department of Energy and Mines clean transportation grant program the program funds groups that want to build routes for trips between key points in a community, or promote options like ridesharing the province has awarded over $5.4 million to 140 kilometres of projects over the past eight years The newly built off-road connector trail will provide bicycle and walking facilities that connect all the Town’s residential, commercial and government service areas. We believe that the Reeves Street project and the complete street concept will be transformative in many ways, including how our citizens and visitors move through the community. Terry Doyle, chief administrative officer, Town of Port Hawkesbury Additional Resources: Low Carbon Communities and Connect2 Program: This project is such a great investment in providing safe, sustainable alternate routes for our students and employees in their commute to and from the campus. We’ve been pleased to be a part of the extensive efforts in connecting our NSCC community closer to town. Tom Gunn, principal, NSCC Strait Area Campus -30- read more

New Medical Student Clerkship Program Launches in New Waterford North Sydney

Additional Resources: Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship Dalhousie: Quotes: This program afforded me one of my first opportunities since high school to pursue my education at home in Cape Breton. I was drawn to the innovative educational model, the variety of clinical experiences and the close-knit community in the health care system and throughout the island. I look forward to learning from our local doctors in Sydney and North Sydney and being a part of the team. Connor Bray, third-year medical student doing clerkship in North Sydney Medical students are getting hands-on training in Cape Breton through a new program designed to introduce future doctors to practicing in rural communities. For the first time, four Dalhousie University Medical School students are spending their entire third-year in North Sydney and New Waterford as part of their training. Normally third-year students complete short placements in various communities. “This is a great way to offer on-the-job training in family medicine and other areas,” said Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey. “The program provides students the chance to experience Cape Breton – and rural family medicine – early in their studies and interest them in eventually building a career there.” Students will provide community-based care under the supervision of local doctors during their 48-week clerkship. They will also work with other specialties and health-care providers in the community. Government is investing about $120,000 in the clerkship program. Dalhousie Medical School is thrilled with government’s investment to open our first Nova Scotian Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum site in Cape Breton. The program provides excellent family medicine based educational experiences for our learners and attracts them to work in community practices following the completion of their residencies. Dr. David Anderson, dean, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine Quick Facts: We are very excited by this opportunity to welcome four third-year medical students to our communities for the next 48 weeks. The students will work closely with family medicine and specialty physicians. They will be exposed to a comprehensive clinical experience and will benefit from the teaching expertise that has been fostered in Cape Breton over many years. Dr. Joan Salah, co-director, Cape Breton Longitudinal Integrated Curriculum this initiative is based on similar programs Dalhousie offers through its New Brunswick campus it is one initiative underway to expose medical students to rural practice, the other being the expansion of residency seats in rural Nova Scotia the university’s goal is to have one third of its medical students take part in the clerkship program around the province, over the next four years four undergraduate seats were added to Dalhousie Medical School this school year, which started at the end of August. Twelve more will be added for the 2020-21 school year for a total of 94 seats for first year students more than 180 family doctors and specialists have started working in Nova Scotia since April 2018 -30- read more


LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A guide to today’s parties and events:Matt Damon Meryl Streep Advertisement Christian Bale David Foster Remo Girone Joaquin Phoenix Taika Waititi Robert De Niro JJ Field Zazie Beetz Facebook Josh Lucas Ray McKinnon Noah Jupe Login/Register With: JOKER NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE PARTYWho to Expect: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Frances Conroy Roger Deakins Tracy Letts Advertisement Frances Conroy FORD V FERRARI INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE PARTYWho to Expect: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Catriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon, JJ Field, Jack McMullen TIFF TRIBUTE GALA AWARDS EVENTFairmont Royal YorkWho to Expect: Meryl Streep, Joaquin Phoenix, Taika Waititi, Roger Deakins, Mati Diop, David FosterKARYZMA LOUNGE1:00-6:00pm at Orchid NightClubHOLLYWOOD NORTH TORONTO GALA EVENT ‘SECRET 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY’8:00 pmWho to Expect: Check back soon for updates. Mati Diop Catriona Balfe Advertisement Jack McMullen Jon Bernthal Joaquin Phoenix Twitter read more


Apple delivered the news Tuesday while also unveiling three new iPhones that won’t look much different than last year’s models other than boasting an additional camera for taking pictures from extra-wide angles.Michael Liedtke ~ The Associated Press Login/Register With: Twitter CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service. Uncharacteristically, it’s offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1.Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7.It may be sheer coincidence that the combined cost of both Apple and Disney subscriptions will still be a dollar less than Netflix’s main plan, priced at $13 a month. But the intent to disrupt Netflix’s huge lead in the streaming business couldn’t be clearer. The new iWatch 5 was on display for the event attendees during an event announcement of the new Apple products Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement read more


TORONTO — A permanent national Indigenous theatre opened in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre this week, showcasing Indigenous talent and stories.It is garnering international attention for being the first theatre program of its kind in the world. Fifty Indigenous artists from New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, and the United States, are coming to Ottawa to learn about the model and create a touring network abroad.“It is an effort to foster greater understanding,” said artistic director Kevin Loring, a member of the Nlaka’pamux Nation in British Columbia. “There’s a hunger for Indigenous stories, there’s a hunger to see our people up on the stage.” Monique Mojica performs with other cast members during a rehearsal for the NAC Indigenous Theatre’s first production “The Unnatural and Accidental Women” in Ottawa, Wednesday August 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: The NAC Indigenous Theatre launched its first production, called “The Unnatural and Accidental Women” by Metis-Dene playwright Marie Clements and directed by Muriel Miguel, from the Kuna and Rappahannock Nations. Twitter read more

Your Chance To Meet Julianne Moore At NYC Premiere Of After The

Here is your chance to meet Julianne Moore and Ben Freundlich on the red carpet at the NYC premiere of After The has launched a new celebrity charity auction that gives you the chance to enjoy a dazzling evening when you attend the NYC premiere of After the Wedding.Meet the film’s Academy Award-winning star Julianne Moore and writer/director Bart Freundlich on the red carpet before the film. Plus, go to the star-studded after-party.Also starring Michelle Williams, Billy Crudup and Will Chase, After the Wedding is an adaptation of Susanne Bier’s Academy Award–nominated Danish film. An absorbing drama, the film tells an emotional story about strong women, motherhood and fate.Proceeds from the auction will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway Cares helps men, women and children in need receive lifesaving medication, health care, nutritious meals and emergency assistance. The estimated value of the experience is $5000, which would provide 2,000 healthy meals or 20 prescriptions for lifesaving antiretroviral medications.Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend the screening, meet the star and writer/director and end the evening at the after-party.To bid or find out more, click here. read more

2019 Global Citizen Festival Announces CoHosts

International advocacy organization Global Citizen has announced that Connie Britton, Nina Dobrev, Becky G, Dakota Johnson, Becky Lynch, Aasif Mandvi, Bridget Moynahan, Kal Penn, Erin Richards, Seth Rollins, Savannah Sellers, David Gray, and NCT 127 will join the 2019 Global Citizen Festival, a free-ticketed event on Saturday, September 28th in Central Park in New York City, presented by Citi and Cisco.Connie Britton, Nina Dobrev, Becky G, Dakota Johnson, Becky Lynch, Aasif Mandvi, Bridget Moynahan, Kal Penn, Erin Richards, Seth Rollins and Savannah Sellers will serve as co-hosts of the Festival, joining the previously announced co-hosts Matt Bomer, Rachel Brosnahan, Elvis Duran, Taraji P. Henson, Rami Malek, Bill Nye, Joy Reid, and Forest Whitaker. Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman will return as hosts.David Gray and NCT127 will perform at the Festival alongside headliners Queen + Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic, H.E.R., and Carole King, along with special guests French Montana, Ben Platt, and Jon Batiste & Stay Human.Today’s announcement also kicks off the third opportunity for fans and activists to take action and earn tickets to the event, by calling on world leaders and corporations to help achieve gender equality. Global Citizens will take action to: END CHILD MARRIAGE: Urge Pennsylvania and Massachusetts to pass legislation and set the minimum age for marriage at 18 with no loopholes. Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18. Child marriage is still legally permitted in 48 of 50 U.S. states, and some U.S. states’ marriage-age laws are in line with those in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Child marriage has devastating effects on a girls’ health, education and economic opportunities, and Pennsylvania and Massachusetts can help lead the way to end this harmful practice. SUPPORT FAMILY PLANNING: Call on donor countries, including Denmark and the Netherlands, to renew and increase funding to support UNFPA Supplies — the world’s largest provider of family planning services, which distributes vital contraceptives and maternal health medicines to women in fragile and conflict settings, and in countries facing the highest maternal mortality rates and a growing unmet need for family planning. Without USD $350 million in additional funds by 2020, UNFPA Supplies’ life-saving work — and the safety and future of over 20 million girls and women — will be at risk. ENSURE WORKPLACE SAFETY: Petition the governments of Namibia, Costa Rica and Peru to become the first countries to ratify and implement the International Labour Organization’s Convention on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. The Convention will require governments to develop national laws prohibiting workplace violence and provide protection measures and services to victims. More than 1 in 3 countries currently lack protections on sexual harassment and violence in the workplace, and an estimated 424 million working-age women remain unprotected. PROMOTE WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Urge multinational corporations to procure USD $100M of their products and services from women-owned businesses over the next 3 years, with at least half to be spent with women in developing countries, and call on the World Bank to double its procurement from women-owned enterprises around the world. Right now, women-owned businesses earn less than a 1% share of the USD $11 trillion spent on procurement each year by large corporations, governments and institutions.Leticia Pfeffer, Director of Global Policy and Government Affairs at Global Citizen, said, “We’re thrilled to have these incredible artists joining us for the 2019 Global Citizen Festival and engaging their fans in the fight to end extreme poverty by 2030. We encourage all Global Citizens to take action and power the movement for gender equality. When we empower and invest in girls and women, we can grow economies and achieve a world where #SheIsEqual.Live Nation returns for the fourth consecutive year as production partner.For the sixth consecutive year, MSNBC & Comcast NBCUniversal will air a live simulcast of the Festival on MSNBC, and NBC News NOW. Beginning at 4:00pm ET, MSNBC’s Joy Reid and Ari Melber will host MSNBC’s exclusive broadcast of the Festival with MSNBC correspondents Jacob Soboroff and Savannah Sellers serving as on-the-ground co-hosts. The Festival broadcast will be produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Ken Ehrlich (Grammy Awards). In 2019, iHeartMedia joins MSNBC and Comcast NBCUniversal as a presenting media partner and will again provide significant media support encouraging listeners to become Global Citizens as well as broadcast the Festival live from Central Park on more than 150 radio stations across the U.S. and on the iHeartRadio App.The Festival will also be livestreamed on YouTube and Twitter, presented by Johnson & Johnson.Proud partners of the 2019 Global Citizen Festival include Johnson & Johnson, P&G, and Verizon.Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for people around the world calling on world leaders to honor their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030. Global Citizens have generated commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $37.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 2.25 billion people. read more

4th Annual Kids Music Day Friday October 4th

The 4th Annual “Kids Music Day” will be celebrated on Friday October 4th, 2019.Kids Music Day AmbassadorsEach year, Keep Music Alive partners with music schools, music retail and other music organizations worldwide to highlight the importance of including music in children’s education. Events held by participating locations include open houses, instrument petting zoos, student music performances, community/family jams, instrument donation drives and more. It is estimated over 600 locations worldwide will help celebrate during Kids Music Day weekend in 2019.A number of celebrity artists are showing their support for Music Education by lending their name as Kids Music Day Ambassadors including:Julie Andrews, Jack Black, Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Michael Feinstein, Richie Sambora, Sarah McLachlan, Vanessa Williams, Victor Wooten, Todd Rundgren, Philip Lawrence, Bernie Williams, Damien Escobar, Mandy Harvey.Kids Music Day is also being supported by CASIO EMI, Alfred Music, Remo, Conn-Selmer and the D’Addario Foundation, all leaders in the music industry. Casio has been manufacturing quality keyboards for consumers and professionals alike for nearly forty years, while Alfred Music has been in the music publishing business since the early days of Tin Pan Alley. The REMO name has been synonymous with quality drums and percussion equipment for over 60 years. Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer & distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use. D’Addario has been a top supplier of musical instrument strings and accessories for over 40 years. Kids Music Day has also received grant support from the Les Paul Foundation and Music Nomad Equipment Care. Keep Music Alive is honored to welcome these partners helping to share the Kids Music Day message, inspiring more kids to begin their musical journey.Kids Music Day is one of two international music holidays founded by Keep Music Alive. In March 2019, the organization partnered with over 750 music school and music retail locations in 15 countries to offer free lessons to new students (children and adults) as part of the 5th Annual Teach Music Week. Some of the largest music chains in the nation have participated in Kids Music Day & Teach Music Week with many of their locations including Music & Arts, Guitar Center, Kindermusik, Music Together, Gymboree, Long & McQuade, Bach to Rock and the legendary School of Rock.Keep Music Alive is dedicated to promoting the value of music. Our goal is to inspire more kids and adults to reap the educational, social and therapeutic benefits of playing music.Find out more about Kids Music Day here. read more