Traditional Indigenous food cart drawing big crowds in Edmonton

first_imgAPTN National NewsA little food cart is making a big splash in downtown Edmonton.It’s drawing large crowds during lunch hour with traditional Indigenous foods.APTN’s Keith Laboucan hit the streets and has this story.Klaboucan@aptn.caTwitter: @KLaboucanlast_img

Mamata likely to attend United India rally at Vizag on Sunday

first_imgKolkata: With the highly anticipated Lok Sabha elections drawing closer, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is likely to attend a United India rally at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telegu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu has invited Banerjee to address the rally. National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal are expected to address the gathering as well. Banerjee is likely to address a political rally at Dhubri in Assam in support of the Trinamool Congress candidate on April 5. She is likely to publish the party’s election manifesto on Wednesday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt has been learnt that the manifesto will be divided into two halves. The first part contains the development work carried out in Bengal in the past eight years, while the second part contains the failures of the Narendra Modi government in the past five years. It was Mamata Banerjee who had initiated the move to set up the United India front to oust Narendra Modi. On January 19, the historic United India rally was held in Kolkata, where leaders of 21 political parties took part. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe rally was addressed by political veterans like Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, and Mallikarjun Kharge. There were youngsters like Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Hardik Patel in the rally as well. M K Stalin had also addressed the rally. Banerjee was the first political leader to criticise the banning of high value notes announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016. Within half-an-hour of the demonetisation being announced, she had said that it would stall the development of the country and affect the common man badly. Over the years, economists of both national and international acclaim had pointed out the disaster which had hit the Indian economy due to the decision of the Narendra Modi government. One after the other, Banerjee has highlighted the shortcomings of the BJP government. Over 12,000 farmers have committed suicide, hasty implementation of GST has affected the industrialists and traders badly and Modi’s statement that Rs 15 lakh would be deposited in the bank accounts of every Indian, has not come true. Banerjee has spoken about the importance of the regional parties and emphasised that in order to save the Indian Constitution, the regional parties should be strengthened. Political experts said that Banerjee’s presence at the rally would increase the strength of the United Front. In the 2014 election, BJP had bagged three seats in Andhra Pradesh but experts feel that the party has a slim chance of retaining them in 2019.last_img read more

Annan briefs Security Council on recent Middle East trip

Mr. Annan visited Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait earlier this month, making brief side trips to Iraq and to Jordan, where he expressed his condolences over the terrorist suicide bombings of three hotels in Amman, the capital.Earlier this year Mr. Annan’s Special Envoy Terje Roed-Larsen helped broker the withdrawal of Syrian forces from Lebanon in accordance with Security Council resolution 1559 after they had been stationed in the country for almost three decades.A UN International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC) is also probing the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and in an interim report determined that “converging evidence” pointed at both Lebanese and Syrian involvement. Mr. Annan and the Council have called on Syria to cooperate fully.On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the UN is part of the Diplomatic Quartet which has drafted the Road Map plan calling for a series of parallel steps by both sides leading to two States living side-by-side in peace, originally by the end of this year. The other three members are the European Union, Russia and the United States. read more

Escalating violence across Darfur sparks urgent appeal from Annan

Several hundred civilians, including women, children and the elderly, are being killed each day in Darfur and there are also reports of mass rapes and other gross violations of human rights, Mr. Annan said in a statement released by his spokesman.“The Secretary-General appeals to all parties in the strongest terms to immediately cease hostilities and stop all attacks against civilians,” the statement read. “Those violating international humanitarian law by attacking civilians and relief workers must be held accountable.”In just the past six weeks, more than 80,000 people – about 50,000 in Darfur and 30,000 in Chad – have had to flee their homes as Government troops and allied militia clash with rebel groups.More than 200,000 people have been killed since Government troops and allied militia began fighting with rebel groups in Darfur, an impoverished and remote region on Sudan’s western flank, in 2003. At least 2 million others have had to leave their homes.The recent clashes have been particularly intense in North Darfur, when dozens of villages have been burned down or otherwise destroyed.Attacks against relief workers – whether from the United Nations or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – now occur daily, and dozens of aid vehicles have been hijacked in the last few weeks.As a result, Mr. Annan warned, the humanitarian lifeline for 4.3 million people in Darfur, Chad and the CAR has been jeopardized, with many people cut off by the fighting from relief supplies.More than 100 non-essential UN and NGO staff have been relocated from El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state, because of deadly fighting there over the past week between an armed Arab militia and a section of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) linked to the leader Minni Minnawi.The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reported that a student demonstration in El Fasher against the Arab militia’s presence turned violent, with protesters throwing stones at Government police officers in the main market and those officers using tear gas to disperse the crowd.At the nearby Zam Zam camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), there was a separate protest by some camp residents at the lack of protection from the militiamen.In today’s statement Mr. Annan called on the Sudanese Government to restore law and order in the areas under its control, especially El Fasher and the West Darfur capital of El Geneina. He also urged all sides to ensure uninterrupted humanitarian access to those in need.The Secretary-General stressed that the UN and the African Union (AU), which has a peacekeeping mission in Darfur known as AMIS, are ready to act as mediators between the sides and to extend any other support they can to attempts at dialogue. Last month, the AU Peace and Security Council agreed to extend the AMIS mandate until June next year.That extension was endorsed several weeks after participants at a meeting in Addis Ababa – including the UN, the AU and the Sudanese Government – agreed to a three-phase process of enhanced UN support to AMIS, culminating in a hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping operation taking over in Darfur.Speaking to journalists at UN Headquarters today, Mr. Annan said a letter received last week from Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir detailing his Government’s position on elements of the hybrid UN-AU force “was a bit ambiguous.” He added that the UN would press Khartoum to accept such a force.“The Sudanese authorities are the ones who have blocked us, and we are continuing [to be] pressing them and we have asked others with influence to work with them, both from the global area, and also leaders in the region,” he said.The Secretary-General also reiterated that the Sudanese Government has patently not been able to meet its responsibility to protect its citizens in Darfur and “in time they may have to answer collectively and individually for what its happening.” read more

UN expert seeks open dialogue with Government and civil society in Belarus

“I would like to invite the Belarusian authorities, state institutions and civil society to enter into an open dialogue with me on human rights issues confronting the country,” said the new Special Rapporteur on Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, who assumed his mandate today.“In my professional life, I had several opportunities to constructively cooperate with the Government and civil society of Belarus. This experience fills me with hope that the mandate will be used by all stakeholders as a good opportunity to effectively address human rights concerns in Belarus,” he said.Mr. Haraszti noted that as a first step he would request a meeting with the Government to discuss ways to facilitate the fulfilment of his mandate and keep communication channels open with authorities and relevant stakeholders.“I hope to assist the Government and people of Belarus in improving the human rights situation in the country in line with international human rights norms,” Mr. Haraszti added.Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

After latest round of peace talks Colombia on final path to end

“Colombia is on the path to peace,” President Santos declared, telling officials gathered for the Assembly’s annual high-level debate that in a world in which there were more than 20 armed conflicts taking place, he was proud to announce that the conflict in Colombia was on the final path to a genuine solution.Colombia had put an end to the longest armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere. “Using courage and responsibility,” Colombia he said, was bringing an end to more than 50 years of internal warfare. “Peace is a difficult path, but not an impossible one, and [we] are dedicated to it. Peace “requires that every person inside opens their mind, heart and soul to reconciliation,” he added.Providing details about the latest steps in the peace process, Mr. Santos said that less than a week ago, in Havana, Cuba, which had been hosting the talks between the sides, Colombia had reached an agreement on the most significant obstacle to peace in the country. The accord laid down a system of transitional justice to ensure that there was no impunity for the perpetrators of the crimes. The system respected the principles of international and national law. “Our goal was maximum justice, which would allow us to move to peace,” he said. The agreement set out an accountability system in the form of a national court for crimes. The system could serve as a precedent for other armed conflicts in the world. Significantly, a deadline for the signing of a final agreement by 23 March 2016 had been set. In addition, the FARC would begin to lay down its arms no later than 60 days after the signing. He could return to the Assembly next year representing a Government in peace.“On behalf of 48 million Colombians, I thank the international community for its efforts,” he said, underscoring that a Colombia at peace would help the country deal with global challenges, such as climate change, the eradication of extreme poverty and other pressing concerns on the agenda of the UN. Colombia was the most biodiverse country, for its size, and it was extremely vulnerable to changes in climate. As such, he said that Colombia was keen to see forward movement on the environment-relegated elements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). read more

Council failures saw child abuse survivor placed into care of paedophile foster

A child abuse victim was placed into the care of a paedophile foster father after failures by a local council, the High Court has heard.The woman, who was placed with the family aged seven in the early Nineties after being abused by male relations, won the right to compensation from Tower Hamlets council in east London.The judge making the ruling yesterday said the couple had not been trained by social services and had not been assessed as suitable foster parents. He also criticised police for failing to bring the woman’s abusers to justice sooner.The woman’s foster father was a sex offender who attacked her repeatedly, the court heard. She was eventually taken from the family, but it was not until years later that the man was charged and jailed for offences including rape.Judge Barry Cotter QC awarded the victim the right to damages, which are likely to run into hundreds of thousands of pounds.He said the woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had suffered appalling abuse at the hands of at least two members of her own family. She was removed from the family by Tower Hamlets council and placed in foster care with the man and his wife. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In her claim, the victim said she had complained to a social worker as a young child of “inappropriate” kissing by her foster father.However, no action was taken and the abuse graduated from inappropriate touching to indecent assault and rape. Police investigated her complaints in 2000, but took no action, in part due to a “misinterpretation” of medical evidence.“It is beyond doubt that the claimant was very badly let down by this criminal investigation and a number of separate individuals,” the judge said.After further evidence came to light years later, the adoptive father was finally convicted and jailed for more than 10 years. The victim began a claim for damages against him in 2016.At the High Court, the man once again denied all of the allegations, suggesting they had been made up out of bitterness or for financial gain. Judge Cotter said the father came “nowhere near” proving that the allegations were false. The damages will be assessed at a further hearing. read more

Odorhei HC win Challenge Cup

Odorhei HC Romanian Odorhei HC won the EHF Challenge Cup by beating Liberty Seguros ABC/UMinho 32:25 (18:15) in the second match of the final clash. The biggest moment in the club’s history, Romanians celebrated with 1.600 home fans since they overcame -4 from the first match in Portugal – 32:28.The TOP scorer was Andrei Mihalcea with seven goals. ← Previous Story Kazahstan, Congo and Australia book place for WCh 2015 battle Next Story → IFK Kristianstad win Swedish title after 62 years!

Last words of R116 crew should not have been released to media

first_img Tuesday 18 Apr 2017, 8:43 PM Apr 18th 2017, 8:43 PM 31,937 Views Short URL Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews,ie A GROUP THAT represents Irish pilots has criticised the final minutes of the transcript from coastguard helicopter Rescue 116 being published.The full transcript of the last two minutes of the audio recorded by the Cockpit Voice Recorder on the flight was released in the Preliminary Report by the Air Accident Investigation Unit of Ireland (AAIU) last Friday.The helicopter went down near Blackrock Island off the coast of Mayo on 14 March, claiming the lives of all four crew members on board.Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was recovered at sea soon after the helicopter went down, but died later in hospital. The body of pilot Captain Mark Duffy was found in the wreckage but crew members Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith have still not been found.In a statement the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) and the European Cockpit Association (ECA) say the publication of the transcript was unwarranted, unacceptable and counterproductive to flight safety.It adds that it “unnecessarily adds to the burden of the victims’ families, and is also a breach of trust to all those involved in commercial aviation”.Evan Cullen, President of the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (IALPA) said:There is absolutely no justification for – or benefit from – publishing specifically the last two minutes of this flight, other than feeding a thirst for sensationalism.Cullen added that the publication breaches the internationally agreed principles of accident investigation confidentiality, set out in ICAO Annex 13 and EU Accident Investigation Regulation 996/2010.“According to ICAO Annex 13 paragraph 5.12 and the EU Regulation 996/2010 Article 14 (paragraph 1) the State conducting the investigation of an accident shall not make CVR recordings and any transcripts from such recordings available for purposes other than accident or incident investigation.Annex 13 goes on to state that “parts of the records not relevant to the analysis shall not be disclosed.”A forward in the preliminary report stated, “The sole objective of this safety investigation and Final Report is the prevention of accidents and incidents. Accordingly, it is inappropriate that AAIU Reports should be used to assign fault or blame or determine liability, since neither the safety investigation nor the reporting process has been undertaken for that purpose.Extracts from this Report may be published providing that the source is acknowledged, the material is accurately reproduced and that it is not used in a derogatory or misleading context.In a statement to TheJournal.ie this evening, the AAIU said: “The  section of transcript released in the Preliminary Report was deemed very relevant to the AAIU in giving the families, aviation regulators, operators and the many operational S-92 pilots around the world a better understanding of the sequence of events that occurred on the day of this tragic accident.“The AAIU will continue in its work to bring this particular investigation to its final conclusion. AAIU investigations are held in Private and are Confidential.  No comment is made specific to any investigation other than through a published report.”Read: ’We’re gone’: Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report> 67 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cliodhna Russell Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews,ie Last words of R116 crew should not have been released to media, says pilots’ group The last two minutes of the audio was released in the Preliminary Report by the Air Accident Investigation Unit of Ireland (AAIU) on Friday. http://jrnl.ie/3345585 Share Tweet Email1 last_img read more

Privatisation on Cards in Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister George Papandreou began a series of meetings on Tuesday aimed at finalising the government’s privatisation plans, which PASOK hopes will also divert attention from the constant speculation about whether Greece will have to restructure its public debt. Papandreou met with several ministers and aides in a bid to flesh out the plans he presented last week, which foresee Greece reaching an ambitious 50-billion-euro target by 2015. Tuesday’s meetings focused on the sale of stakes in OTE telecom and the state racecourses. Reports suggested that there might be interest in the racetracks from France. The outline presented last week proposed the government also sell shares in the Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) this year and in gaming company OPAP, ATEbank and Public Power Corporation (PPC) in 2012, among others. The state plans to reduce its holdings in PPC from 51 percent to 34 percent next year, while maintaining the electricity giant’s management. It will also lower its stake in DEPA to 34 percent this year. Mining company Larco will be fully privatized within 2011. The state’s share in the water companies of Athens and Thessaloniki (EYDAP and EYATH respectively) will also be reduced. Its controlling stake in ATEbank will be reduced after the planned capital share increase and its restructuring, but the state will maintain a majority share. The government will also sell a part of its holdings in Hellenic Postbank by 2013. The Opposition ND party criticised the government for not continuing with the privatisations it had carried out when in power, which included the sale of Olympic Air and the concession of the Piraeus container dock. However, the conservatives reserved their strongest criticism for the issue of debt restructuring, accusing the government of fueling “disaster scenarios.” Government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis said that PASOK was not paying attention to any unfounded rumours or talk of “decisions that have already been taken.” ND spokesman Yiannis Michelakis called for the government to re-negotiate the terms of its loan agreement with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund. He gave the example of the new Irish government securing changes to two terms in the country’s loan deal. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

One decision can save the lives of ten

first_imgBeing chained to a dialysis machine is no way to live. Marilyn Velonas will be the first to tell you that. She spent five and a half years attached to a machine that she had at best mixed feelings for. She remembers the waiting, attached for six hours to the whirling machine every second day, but at the same time, that same machine was her lifeline. This is life for a person on an organ donation waiting list. For the sick, getting time is the best you can hope for, and for many, dialysis is a godsend. Marilyn was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called IGA nephropathy. “When I was diagnosed, the doctor said to me ‘the worst case scenario is you’ll end up on dialysis, but that won’t be till 15, 20 years now, but more than likely it won’t happen’,” she tells Neos Kosmos. “Within eight years I was on dialysis.” At 41, with a daughter going through high school, things could not have come at a worse time. Finding six hours every three days, then every second day as time went on, to sit attached to a machine was debilitating. Any sense of normality went out the door. “My life had to be planned around dialysis,” she says. “You can only do so much, but I said I’m not going to let this take over my life. Marilyn managed two overseas trips during her almost six year stint on dialysis, and has fond memories of little weekends away. This was only possible thanks to very detailed planning in between treatment and heavily regimented hospital trips. The only way Marilyn could find some sort of normality was through the misfortune of another. Her lifesaving kidney came after a young man lost his life in a traffic accident. The heartbreaking decision for a mother to say goodbye was made easier by the fact that her son gave life to ten more people, effectively a second chance. That is the true gift of organ and tissue donation. Surprisingly, migrant communities are some of the least represented in giving the OK to become organ donors. Confusion, superstition and faith are some of the words that surface with the issue of organ and tissue donation. Some are even under the impression that removing organs at the time of death means they won’t be seen by god on their ascent to heaven. Clarification from the church has been necessary to ensure organ donation is a choice many can make without fearing cultural or religious punishment. Now, as part of a DonateLife campaign to target multicultural communities, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos has taken the time to brief the community and come out to support the worthy cause. In a statement, the Archbishop has highlighted the gift of life as being one of the most noble gifts a Christian can give. “Organ and tissue donation transforms the lives of people in need of a transplant,” His Eminence says. “It respects the sanctity of life and enables people to give the ultimate gift of life to others. This is a most noble act and one which helps fulfil a deeper and more spiritual purpose for life.” This landmark statement will see a more cohesive approach, with the ripple effect flowing down to local priests. Already, the Archbishop’s Easter address to the community included the Church’s support for organ donation, and the topic has been getting the right awareness. CEO of the Australian Government’s Organ and Tissue Authority, Yael Cass, says targeting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities through religion and cultural authorities has seen donations rise and seen more people ask their loved ones what their position would be. “We’ve already seen at the hospital level, families who have come into an end of life situation with the family member want support when they’re discussing organ and tissue donation. “The priests have now been very supportive and have encouraged families.” In the first seven months of this year alone, the number of donations has increased by 29 per cent. There have been an additional 133 transplant recipients thanks to the growth in donation outcomes. The reality is, though, that only 1 per cent of people who die in a hospital die in such a way that they can become an organ donor, making the need for donors all that more important. For Marilyn, finding a kidney wasn’t as easy as movies will have you believe. “I have antibodies in me that mean I was very limited as to what donor I could accept,” she reveals. “There wasn’t much of a choice out there. I couldn’t get a kidney from just anyone.” The fact that her donor had discussed donation with his immediate family meant Marilyn could be saved. With her quality of life drastically improving, her family also gets a reprieve from the stress and the restriction of having a mother, a wife and sister dependent on six hour dialysis. Due to the rarity of organ donation, it is vital that every Australian family ask and know each other’s donation decisions to rightfully pass on a loved one’s wishes. In Australia, the family is always asked to confirm the donation wishes of the deceased before donation can proceed. Talk to your family today about whether you’d like to become an organ and tissue donor. To find out more about organ and tissue donation and to read information in Greek, visit www.donatelife.gov.au/ Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Gracia confident ahead of the match at Old Trafford

first_imgWatford managed to beat Newcastle 2-1 in the previous round and Javi Gracia believes that they can continue in this winning note even in the upcoming game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.The Hornets have nothing to play for but their pride – they are clear from the relegation places but they are far from the top spots as well. And their coach wants them to continue with good results to improve the overall feeling of the season.The Spaniard spoke about his side’s upcoming game as he said, according to watfordfc.com:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Now after our last game, getting to 41 points, now [the top half] is our new target. We will try to win the last game, try to score a goal away, try to compete in the same level as the last games and try to get a better result in the last away game.”“Now we are one of four teams on 41 points and you never know what will happen, we try to get points and achieve the best position.”last_img read more

High court takes on digital privacy

first_imgWASHINGTON — Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.Is it a critical tool for a criminal or is it an American’s virtual home?How the justices answer that question could determine the outcome of the cases being argued Tuesday. A drug dealer and a gang member want the court to rule that the searches of their cellphones after their arrest violated their right to privacy in the digital age.The Obama administration and California, defending the searches, say cellphones are no different from anything else a person may be carrying when arrested. Police may search those items without a warrant under a line of high court cases reaching back 40 years.What’s more, said Donald Verrilli Jr., the administration’s top Supreme Court lawyer, “Cellphones are now critical tools in the commission of crimes.”The cases come to the Supreme Court amid separate legal challenges to the massive warrantless collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency and the government’s use of technology to track Americans’ movements.Librarians, the news media, defense lawyers and civil liberties groups on the right and left are trying to convince the justices that they should take a broad view of the privacy issues raised when police have unimpeded access to increasingly powerful devices that may contain a wealth of personal data: emails and phone numbers, photographs, information about purchases and political affiliations, books and a gateway to even more material online.last_img read more

Papa Murphys reports jump in first quarter earnings

first_imgVancouver-based Papa Murphy’s Holdings, parent of Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza chain, on Thursday issued its first quarterly earnings report since becoming a publicly traded company on May 2. Total revenue increased 18.9 percent year-over-year to $25.1 million in the three months ending March 31, the company reported. Domestic comparable store sales increased 3.3 percent for all stores, while net income rose to $819,000 from last year’s $711,000. However, Papa Murphy’s stock has declined from an initial price of $11 per share to Thursday’s closing price of $9.05, the lowest since the company’s public debut on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol “FRSH.”The company has issued 5.8 million shares of common stock, generating total net proceeds of approximately $55.8 million from the offering after deducting expenses. The net proceeds were primarily used to pay down existing debt, Papa Murphy’s Chief Executive Officer Ken Calwell and Mark Hutchens, the company’s chief financial officer, said in a conference call Thursday after the market closed.Calwell said Papa Murphy’s would continue through 2014 to roll out new “core product” offerings, which his company views as long-term additions to the menu that are more valuable than limited-time offers.last_img read more

Daily Fantasy Sports giant DraftKings goes live in Australia

first_imgThe world’s largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, DraftKings, has officially launched operations in Australia.The DFS giant went live and began accepting its first Australian-based customers on Sunday, allowing players to take part in competitions against those from other regulated markets in which DraftKings operates including the United States and parts of Europe.“DraftKings’ DFS product takes sports fans’ game experience to another level, keeping them more engaged with their favorite athletes, teams and codes,” said DraftKings Chief International Officer, Jeffrey Haas.“Australia is home to some of the most passionate sports fans in the world and that’s a key reason why DraftKings decided to open there. We’re confident Australians will enjoy the exciting and innovative competition formats we have available across 10 international sports, and their ability to compete against other people, both local and international.”DraftKings’ Australian expansion marks the eighth country where DraftKings is available to consumers. The company said it expects its football product to prove popular given Australia’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Load More “Only a matter of time before online gambling becomes legal in Australia” Fantasy sports gaining Japan foothold with basketball the first stepcenter_img RelatedPosts The Only Way is Uplast_img read more

Decrepit abandoned Polaris Hotel could soon be owned by City of Fairbanks

first_imgPolaris Hotel. (Photo: Dan Bross / KUAC)The City of Fairbanks could soon take ownership of the abandoned Polaris Hotel. The owner of the derelict downtown high rise, Anchorage developer Marc Marlow, did not pay past due property taxes by a May 25th deadline, and city council member David Pruhs says that opens up a path for the city to acquire the building beginning with consideration of an ordinance at Monday’s council meeting.”I’m introducing, for a second reading, an ordinance that designates the Polaris building a public interest property for the City of Fairbanks,” Pruhs said. “Once we do that and sign that ordinance, the Fairbanks North Star Borough will deed it over to the City of Fairbanks, when we pay the Fairbanks North Star Borough for the back taxes that are owed.”Pruhs says the tax bill is $38,000. Pruhs heads a group pursuing city ownership demolition and redevelopment of the Polaris property.”A performing arts center, convention center, a very nice viable place for downtown Fairbanks,” Pruhs said.No money has been secured for the estimated $4 million demolition, and the much costlier re-development. Pruhs says the city owning the building is the first step to seeking federal support for the projects, but fellow councilmember Jerry Cleworth has reservations about the plan.”If we can’t get funds to tear it down, or demolish it, it just becomes a burden to the taxpayers of the area,” Cleworth said.The 11-story Polaris is Fairbanks tallest building and has been vacant for 18 years. Marc Marlow tried to get federal funding to redevelop the former hotel into apartments.last_img read more

Intl trade through Hili border stalled due to importerexporter tussle

first_imgBALURGHAT: International trade through Hili border has stalled from Monday for an indefinite period, following the ongoing tussle between Hili exporters association and Bangladeshi importers association, as the exporters had stopped exporting stones due to some internal conflict. Following this the Bangladeshi importers have taken the decision of not receiving any exporting material from India unless it resumes stone export.Both the conflicting groups have blamed each other for the unwanted stalemate and have appealed to both Bangladeshi and Indian administrations for immediate intervention to solve the dispute through bilateral talks. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSources said stone export has stopped since September 23, as a group of exporters alleged of incongruities while exporting the same.”Around 350 to 400 lorries, carrying stones from this state as well as the adjacent Bihar and Jharkhand, used to export them every day for Bangladesh. A few days ago, a group of exporters raised the issue of inappropriateness while loading and unloading of stones and decided not to export the same until intervention of higher authority to make the entire process a flawless one,” said a local source. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedFollowing their rigid stand, the exporters association had also decided not to export stones, unless the matter gets solved.”We have decided to stand rigid on our ground. The entire process of loading and unloading stones is faulty. Some exporters have been using their power to take advantages in trading and thus we have been deprived. The problem turned grim after a section of such exporters locked the main entry point of the truck stand in Balupara. We had also protested the incident and decided to stop stone trading,” said one of the agitating exporters on condition of anonymity.Lorries loaded with goods supposed to cross through the Hili International border were stranded since September 23 in Hili. This has caused huge losses, said the exporters.last_img read more

Vehicle crashes along R103

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A BMW veered off the road into open veld on the R103 last night (Saturday) after the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle.The car rolled a few times before coming to a halt.Colenso police, breakdown services and Colenso Fire & Emergency Services were on scene.The driver was injured and privately transported to hospital.It took officials over an hour to clear the scene.last_img read more

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