BOONE, NC – SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the game between the Miami Hurricanes and Appalachian State Mountaineers at Kidd Brewer Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Boone, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Week 7 of the college football season kicked off tonight as Appalachian State traveled to Jonesboro, Ar., to take on Arkansas State in a Sun Belt showdown. The Mountaineers entered the game scoring over 51 points per game, but were shut out in the first quarter.That all changed when running back Jalin Moore reeled off a 27-yard touchdown to give App State a 7-6 lead. The run came at a price, however.As Moore extended to reach the ball over the goal line, an Arkansas State defender fell on Moore’s right leg. The senior tailback suffered a gruesome injury after the defender put his weight on Moore’s lower leg.Trainers immediately rushed to Moore’s side and placed an aircast on his lower leg. He then had to be carted off the field.Warning: Video of the play contains graphic material.Prayers to Jalin Moore this is awful @AppState_FB pic.twitter.com/kRG7PnHZ8h— ℂ???? ℍ???? (@ChrisHooks0223) October 10, 2018Moore is the team’s leading rusher this season.It’s a tough injury for the senior running back who was putting together an impressive season.
This Cedar Plank Salmon Recipe is Fresh, Easy, and Delicious 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts How to Cure Salmon in One Savory Recipe How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide Get out your fishing tackle — or at least your cooking gear — because it’s salmon season. To get the best insider tips on fish preparation, we reached out to Chef Tres Jackson who recently opened his restaurant Sorghum and Salt.Sorghum and Salt opened earlier this year in Charleston, South Carolina, and has received nothing short of rave reviews. To learn more about a chef’s life, what ingredients every kitchen should have, and how to prepare an out-of-this-world salmon dish, we asked Chef Tres Jackson to give us the lowdown.Chef Tres Jackson, that’s in interesting name. Do you have a family story that gives some background on who you are and what dishes you create?We were always around food growing up as my mom always cooked and still does a good bit. In the summers when we visited relatives I would often end up shelling peas and shucking corn with aunts and uncles. That was not always the most fun as a kid but it is certainly relevant to me and my work now – especially as people place more and more of an emphasis on where things come from — and rightly so.Now that you’re back in South Carolina after running your own restaurant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama — what experiences did you bring with you to Sorghum and Salt in Charleston?I think all restaurants have their challenges. I also believe they have their own heartbeat and personality, which are ever evolving. Cooking locally and seasonally forces a chef to constantly adapt and find new ways to stay on top of things. As far as Sorghum & Salt goes, we have really tried to embrace that and be interactive with our guests.A quick look at the current menu shows a healthy balance of offerings, including a plethora of vegetarian choices along with equal numbers of seafood and meat dishes to choose from — not to mention enticing desserts. Is there an ideology behind the creation of your menus?As far as the menu goes, it will change constantly and evolve from season to season. I think that you have to do that for you and your staff to stay engaged as well as to keep regular customers interested. I believe that restaurants can and should have an ongoing dialogue with their guests and purveyors. I would also say that our menu will always lean towards being very vegetable-driven and that when we do meat and seafood we are very selective about what we buy and where from. We really try to use lesser cuts and incorporate them into dishes as part of a dish in most cases and not the center of the dish.Now that we’re in salmon season, any pro tips for the layman when it comes to preparing a proper fish dish — any major do’s or don’ts?Salmon is a great fish, but it can be tricky for people to buy. There is so much farm-raised fish with chemicals that you have to be careful of. Always buy wild-caught salmon or organically-farmed. I do think Salmon is a versatile fish and that you do not have to do much to cook it properly as it’s very forgiving because of the high fat content. If you source correctly, it goes with a lot of different things. I like salmon with yogurt, root vegetables, olive oil and lots of different herbs, seeds and nuts.Your restaurant Sorghum and Salt is receiving nothing but rave reviews. Literally, there is not a single negative review anywhere. To what do you attribute the positive feedback?We are truly excited and blessed with the feedback and reception we have received. I think it comes down to just striving to be authentic and being able to tell the story of the ingredients and who brought them to us. Being welcoming and unpretentious is part of the culture here. With a constantly changing menu, we always have new things to speak about and showcase. Lastly, it really comes down to staff being engaged and caring and they have been great.Just for fun, what is one thing you believe should be in every kitchen?Good olive oil, yogurt, finishing salt.In addition to sharing his story and a little about his new restaurant, Chef Tres Jackson wanted to share his recipe for a Salt and Fennel Cured Salmon. It is a simple but impressive technique that can be used at home to impress friends and family during Salmon season:Fennel and Salt Cured Salmon*This Recipe also works with Sunburst Trout out of Ashville, NCIngredients:1 lb Kosher Salt1 head of Fennel roughly chopped (reserve fronds for garnish)4 – 4 oz Salmon Filets (1-inch thick)To Cure:Grind the fennel with the salt in a food processor until its well incorporatedCompletely submerge the fish in the salt and cure for 30 minutes (*for Sunburst Trout or thinner filets cure for 20 minutes)Rinse the filets well to completely wash off all saltTo Prepare:Get a cast iron pan super-hot and coat with a couple drops of grapeseed oil.Sear the salmon on the skin side until the skin is crisp and does not stick.Sear lightly on the other side of the filet and remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes and come up to medium rare.Season with finishing salt. Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Editors’ Recommendations
Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says that comprehensive tobacco legislation is coming next year. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says that comprehensive tobacco legislation is coming next year.He said that the law will, among other things, restrict tobacco companies from advertising in certain settings.“(It) will require greater warning labels, which will do a number of things to get consumers clear in their minds what the consequences of consuming tobacco would be,” the Minister indicated.He was addressing the Lions Club of Kingston luncheon at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on November 7.Dr. Tufton, in his presentation, reiterated his call for Jamaicans to take responsibility for their health and well-being by improving the lifestyle choices they make.“The ultimate prescription to address prevention is for persons to take responsibility for themselves and to adjust their lifestyles, their activities, their behaviour in keeping with proper health and wellness practices,” he said.He re-emphasised the need for persons to engage in regular physical activity and eat a balanced diet in order to prevent and combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also called lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity.“Jamaicans are increasingly at a greater risk of being obese or overweight, the consequences of which are lifestyle diseases that are ultimately causing their demise. Indeed, over 70 per cent of deaths each year are accountable to lifestyle-related diseases,” he noted.Dr. Tufton cited data from the latest Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey, which show that one in three Jamaicans is hypertensive. It further reveals that one in two Jamaicans is overweight/obese; and one in eight persons is suffering from diabetes.He said findings from the most recent Global School-based Student Health Survey show that obesity is increasing for boys and girls in schools.“It shows over the last seven years… a doubling of obesity and overweight in our school population. In the case of boys, it’s a double – it’s almost a 100 per cent increase, in the case of girls it’s 68 per cent,” he lamented.Dr. Tufton said the Government is taking a proactive approach to combating unhealthy lifestyle choices with the introduction of several initiatives.These include the restriction on certain types of sugary beverages in schools and hospitals starting January 2019; development of the school nutrition policy in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, which will influence what is prepared within the school system; and introduction of the Jamaica Moves initiative in schools.Dr. Tufton, in the meantime, is calling for more Jamaicans to acquire health insurance coverage.“Health insurance is one area I think we need to advocate for more. We need to challenge the health insurance companies to do more, offer more creative options. If we have to change the regulations, we change it, but part of taking responsibility is to do better for yourself, because, ultimately, it will be in your best interest,” he said. Story Highlights “(It) will require greater warning labels, which will do a number of things to get consumers clear in their minds what the consequences of consuming tobacco would be,” the Minister indicated. He said that the law will, among other things, restrict tobacco companies from advertising in certain settings.
Il s’agit peut-être de la ressource de l’océan la plus omniprésente, mais elle n’a jamais reçu beaucoup de respect en Amérique du Nord. Toutefois, remarquez que l’ascophyllum nodosum, cette algue qui recouvre les plages après une tempête, n’a pas souffert de la même surexploitation qui touche la pêche de fond en Atlantique. Une entreprise de la Nouvelle-Écosse prend grand soin de s’assurer que cela continue. Au cours des 25 dernières années, les Algues acadiennes Ltée est devenu l’un des plus importants producteurs de matériaux de plantes marines en Amérique du Nord. Ses cinq usines de transformation, réparties dans trois des provinces Maritimes, transforment le goémon en produits à valeur ajoutée tels que de l’engrais, des produits agrochimiques, des additifs pour l’alimentation animale, et même un ingrédient de salade pour le marché japonais. « Nous croyons qu’il est important de faire ce que faisons de façon renouvelable », dit le président de l’entreprise, Jean Paul Deveau. « Nous avons dépensé beaucoup d’argent pour étudier les modèles de croissance des algues. » Pour ce faire, l’entreprise embauche un scientifique à temps plein qui mène des études à long terme et qui publie des articles qui sont utilisés par les scientifiques et par les pays récolteurs d’algues partout au monde. « Nous sommes très fiers d’avoir la ressource marine la mieux gérée au Canada », ajoute M. Deveau. Les Algues acadiennes fait partie d’un nouveau type d’entreprise en Nouvelle-Écosse : le type d’entreprise qui est conscient que son résultat net dépend de sa capacité de comprendre l’environnement. De plus en plus, l’entreprise change également la façon dont elle fait affaire. Dans leur livre intitulé Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, publié en 2002, William McDonough et Michael Braungart présente le plan d’un nouveau paradigme des affaires, dans lequel la nature et l’industrie coexistent l’une avec l’autre. La philosophie est contraire à l’ancien paradigme « du berceau au tombeau », où les produits sont utilisés, puis jetés lorsqu’ils deviennent usés. Dans un monde « du berceau au berceau », les produits peuvent changer de forme, mais ils sont utilisés continuellement dans un cycle sans fin. M. McDonough et M. Braungart soutiennent que l’industrie n’est pas en harmonie avec l’environnement parce que le processus du design a toujours suivi la voie la plus facile, sans se préoccuper d’autres choses que la durée de vie utile d’un produit. À l’avenir, les auteurs affirment que les produits seront utilisés, recyclés et réutilisés. Dans un monde « du berceau au berceau », une usine ne fonctionne pas comme une machine qui engloutit de l’énergie et qui régurgite des produits rejetés toxiques dans l’environnement, mais plutôt comme un arbre qui s’intègre à l’environnement du point de vue organique. Les Algues acadiennes aurait pu fournir tout un chapitre au livre de M. McDonough et de M. Braungart. Depuis son démarrage en 1981, elle a tellement bien géré sa ressource que la biomasse d’algues est demeurée complètement stable et que les 300 pêcheurs indépendants de l’entreprise récoltent moins que le taux annuel de croissance. Les Algues acadiennes surveille la ressource de près par le biais d’inspections régulières en mer et d’exécution de directives strictes, incluant des taux modérés d’exploitation, que toutes les compagnies de pêcheurs récolteurs doivent respecter. « Pensez à un magnifique gazon », dit M. Deveau. « Si vous le tondez régulièrement, il continuera à pousser et à être magnifique, mais si vous le coupez trop court, jusqu’à la terre, vous allez le tuer. C’est la même chose pour la récolte d’algues. » Le dévouement des Algues acadiennes envers des pratiques sans danger pour l’environnement est également évident dans d’autres secteurs de l’exploitation. Un programme novateur transforme les barils de plastique de surplus utilisés lors de la transformation des algues en contenants de recyclage pour les municipalités. À l’une des installations de l’entreprise, située à Cornwallis, dans le comté d’Annapolis, un flux de déchets a été converti en un produit d’amendement du sol vendu aux agriculteurs locaux. Grâce à des ventes annuelles de plus de 20 millions de dollars, le résultat net des Algues acadiennes est bien solide. Pour lire d’autres articles sur des entreprises ayant connu du succès en Nouvelle-Écosse, consultez le www.novascotialife.com. -30-
Five stories in the news for Wednesday, July 3———CORRUPTION IN UKRAINE HURTS REFORM: U.S. ENVOYUkraine’s weak judicial system is hurting the country’s prospects for reform, which is the only way it will ultimately overcome Russia’s ongoing aggression, says the Trump administration’s point man on the embattled country. “You have a judiciary that has been subject to political influences from various directions for a long time,” said Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations and former ambassador to NATO. He offered that assessment on the margins of a major international conference on the Eastern European country’s future that began in Toronto on Tuesday. The meeting marked the North American debut of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who projected bonhomie before and after his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Zelenskiy, a popular actor and comedian with no previous political experience, easily won this spring’s presidential election, unseating Petro Poroshenko.———JUSTIN TRUDEAU PINATA HUNG UP AT BAR ON CANADA DAYThe co-owner of a bar in central Alberta doesn’t regret hanging up a large pinata of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Canada Day weekend. Rob Newell admits, however, that in retrospect securing it with a rope around Trudeau’s neck at Burgundy’s Bar and Stage in Red Deer could have been done differently. The pinata idea was sound, he said, and customers in the bar got a kick out of it. Finding a pinata of the prime minister wasn’t easy, so Newell made it himself, he said. Newell said if Trudeau came into his bar, he’d be served just like any other customer.———CARTOONIST THINKS ONLINE OPINIONS PLAYED ROLE IN CONTRACT ENDINGA recent editorial cartoon taking aim at Donald Trump may have brought an Atlantic Canadian artist to international attention, but the man behind the image does not believe the sketch itself is what resulted in the loss of a working relationship he had for nearly two decades. Michael de Adder said his online presence — replete with anti-Trump messages — is what he believes ultimately resulted in the end of his contract with Brunswick News Inc., a chain that owns many of the major media outlets in New Brunswick. He says it was left to him to figure out what the reason was for him being let go. “If they had (my departure) already in the works, it must have been (because) my online presence that was anti-Trump.”———BOYLE TRIAL SNAGS ON NEW SUPREME COURT RULINGSThe sexual-assault trial of former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle is dealing with more concerns about admitting evidence of the alleged victim’s past sexual history. Boyle, 35, has pleaded not guilty to offences allegedly committed against his wife, Caitlan Coleman, including assault, sexual assault and unlawful confinement. The offences are alleged to have occurred in late 2017, after the couple returned to Canada following five years as captives of Taliban-linked extremists who seized them during a backpacking trip in Asia. Coleman, who is now estranged from Boyle, was to be cross-examined Tuesday following a weeks-long delay over what evidence of their sexual history could be raised by the defence.———ANTI-ABORTION FILM ‘UNPLANNED’ TO HIT 24 CANADIAN CINEMASA controversial American anti-abortion film is set to hit Canadian theatres soon, with the distributor bracing for possible protests. More than 24 cinemas across the country are due to screen “Unplanned” for a week starting July 12, after stirring up intense debate during its U.S. release from Christian production studio Pure Flix. Ashley Bratcher stars as a Planned Parenthood clinic director in Texas who becomes an anti-abortion speaker after “the day she saw something that changed everything,” says a description on the film’s website.———ALSO IN THE NEWS:— Small Business Minister Mary Ng takes part in a panel talk about Canada’s part in the transition away from unsustainable plastics use at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions at the World Economic Forum.— Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette presides over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony to bestow the honour on 35 people.— Alberta Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen holds barbecue to support beef, pork and canola producers.— Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivers remarks to the Economic Club of Canada, Ukraine House Toronto and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.— The Calgary Stampede, in partnership with members from the Calgary Police Services, Calgary Emergency Management Agency, Calgary Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and Transit, will be sharing details about the safety and security measurements in place for the 2019 Stampede.———The Canadian Press
PARIS – France’s military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron.The pomp-filled parade down Paris’ Champs-Elysees suffered a couple of glitches, as two police motorcycles crashed during a performance and there was an apparent colour miscalculation in the red-white-and-blue smoke sprayed by fighter jets zooming over the Paris skyline.Overall however, the event was about celebrating France’s security forces. While thousands paraded through central Paris, around 110,000 others fanned out around the country to protect Saturday’s celebrations, on alert after a Bastille Day truck attack in 2016 in Nice killed 86.Macron presided over the Paris parade, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789, and the beginning of the French Revolution. Macron signed a new military budget on the eve of Saturday’s parade aimed at lifting defence spending to 2 per cent of gross domestic product, as promised to NATO.The rise had long been planned, but came just after a contentious NATO summit in which President Donald Trump assailed allies for not spending enough on defence. The spending hike also comes after last year’s Bastille Day celebrations were marred by the departure of the French military’s chief of staff over a budget dispute with Macron.Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was the guest of honour at Saturday’s Paris events, and troops from Singapore joined the parade. Last year’s main guest was Trump, who later said he wanted to stage a similar parade in Washington.In addition to military units marching in the Paris parade, participants included rescue workers who helped French Caribbean territories devastated by hurricanes last year. Popular French astronaut Thomas Pesquet was to be among the pilots flying warplanes for the overhead show.The two motorcyclists who crashed were part of a group tracing patterns on the Place de la Concorde as part of a carefully choreographed performance in front of Macron. After briefly falling down on the plaza’s cobblestones — long the bane of the city’s motorcyclists and cyclists — the drivers righted the vehicles, to applause from the crowd.The other hiccup came when nine Alpha jets flew in formation over the parade shooting lines of smoke in the colours of the French flag. One of the jets sprayed an extra line of red smoke, instead of blue. An Air Force official confirmed to France-2 television that it was a mistake. There were supposed to be three planes streaming red, three planes spewing white and three planes shooting blue.Security measures for Saturday’s events include limits on alcohol and fuel sales in Paris and other big cities, and stepped-up identity checks. Extra security is also in place for the Tour de France, which passes Saturday through Normandy, and for Sunday, when France will be watching its national soccer team face Croatia in the World Cup final.
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia will table its fourth consecutive balanced budget Tuesday with room to spend in key areas including health care, says Finance Minister Karen Casey. In an interview Monday, Casey said the government’s past fiscal prudence has put it in a position to fund areas that are important to Nova Scotians.She added there’s no question “health care is one of them.”“If you look back to our capital plan and to this operating budget we have recognized that there are things that have to be done in the health care system and we are prepared to put our money there,” said Casey.The Liberal government announced its largest capital plan since coming to power earlier this month, budgeting $691.3 million for hospitals, schools and highways in 2019-20.The expenditures include $156.9-million for redevelopment of the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax and design work for new health-care facilities in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.Casey didn’t reveal details, but hinted there would also be more money for areas of the health budget like mental health and long-term care.“We know that mental health is a priority for Nova Scotians, we recognize that,” she said. “A lot of those things that have been identified are things that we’ve recognized and we want to be able to fund those.”Nova Scotia has been plagued by problems in its health care system from a shortage of family doctors to emergency room overcrowding and closures.On Monday, the Nova Scotia Nurses Union called a news conference to say that its membership is “fed up” with the pressures affecting care in the province’s emergency departments.Union president Janet Hazelton said the budget needs to include measures to improve primary care and to address problems in acute care including more beds.“We have five busy, busy ERs,” she said. “If this is a chronic issue and every night there are people waiting, well then that tells me we need to increase the beds.”On other fronts, Casey said the budget would also see increases for education and would focus on creating the conditions for economic growth while helping communities and people who are “less fortunate and vulnerable.”She said the fiscal plan will be based on “modest assumptions” made with the best economic data available.“It’s making sure that we watch the funding closely, manage the spending carefully and have a little bit on the right side of the balance sheet.”In a December update of the 2018-19 budget, Casey warned the province’s projected budget surplus was being chipped away by falling income tax revenue and the rising cost of health care and ferry service subsidies.Last week the province announced it would provide another $13.8 million to private operator Bay Ferries for its 2019-20 sailing season operations between Yarmouth, N.S. and Bar Harbor, Maine.The figure is an increase over the $10.9 million spent on operations for the ferry’s 2018 season.The Canadian Press
BEIJING — China says the former governor of the restive Xinjiang region has been formally arrested on accusations of taking bribes.Nur Bekri, who most recently headed the National Energy Administration planning agency, will proceed to prosecution and almost certain conviction at trial.The nation’s top prosecutor said the step was taken Tuesday after the combined Communist Party-government investigatory body had completed its work. Bekri has already been expelled from the party.Bekri is accused of using his authority to aid others in job placement, business operations and mineral resource development in exchange for large amounts of money and property.Bekri was one of the most senior officials from the predominantly Muslim Uighur (WEE-gur) ethnic minority, who by the tens of thousands have been detained in re-education camps in Xinjiang.The Associated Press
OTTAWA — The federal government is firming up its support of two projects that would see oil from Alberta piped to Atlantic Canada.Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says he has given tentative approval of one proposal to industry giant Irving Oil.“I met with Arthur Irving (Irving Oil’s CEO) and expressed the support of the government of Canada, in principle, for this initiative,” Oliver said in an interview with The Canadian Press.TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) wants to convert an existing, underused natural gas line to bring oil from western Canada to Quebec and New Brunswick.Irving Oil owns a refinery in Saint John with a current capacity of about 300,000 barrels per day. If the conversion goes ahead, the pipeline could move upwards of one million barrels per day.Oliver said industry participants have built a solid business case for the proposal, and he supports it, so long as it passes the necessary regulatory hurdles.“We in principle are very supportive and are encouraging the market participants to pursue it,” said Oliver.“To the extent that there are regulatory reviews, of course we respect that, and our support would be contingent on those reviews coming out positive.”Another proposal would see Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) expand capacity on some pipes in the Great Lakes region and reverse the flow of another line between Montreal and southern Ontario — the so-called Line 9 pipeline that currently brings imported oil to a refinery in Sarnia, Ont.Environmental groups have mounted a campaign against the Line 9 reversal, calling it just one more step towards creating an eastern route for “dirty” oilsands exports.Oliver, though, said the proposal would have to jump through fewer environmental hoops and take less time than two controversial pipeline projects in the West — the Northern Gateway pipeline through British Columbia and TransCanada’s Keystone XL line into the United States.“You don’t have the issue of the construction and the potential environmental impact which has to be assessed,” Oliver said.“In both cases … the bulk of the line will have already been built, and that makes quite a difference. In terms of the surrounding area through which it goes there’s no (environmental) impact.”Enbridge’s Line 9 actually flowed from west to east when it was built in the 1970s, but was reversed two decades later to respond to market conditions at the time.Greenpeace is encouraging the Quebec government to turn down the pipeline proposal, saying it’s convinced that Enbridge plans an eastern export route for oilsands crude from Alberta.Oliver appeared Friday to confirm the group’s concerns, saying that while initial plans are for piping non-oilsands crude from Alberta to the East, he expected that eventually the pipelines could carry bitumen from the oilsands.After meetings with her counterparts from other provinces in November, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois agreed to set up working groups to examine the economic benefits and environmental risks of pumping Alberta crude through Quebec.Alberta Premier Alison Redford and New Brunswick’s David Alward have also been talking for months about the feasibility of shipping oil to Saint John.The benefits are many, advocates say. Converting and expanding the pipelines would create thousands of jobs and provide governments a significant revenue boost.Consumers could eventually see lower gasoline and other fuel prices, because Western crude is much cheaper than the Brent crude refineries are using now.It could also reverse the recent trend of refineries closing their doors, said former Liberal MP Dan McTeague, who runs a website dedicated to the tracking of pump prices.“If we do nothing, we will continue to have higher prices,” McTeague argues.“And that will not solve . . . the conundrum of Eastern Canadian refineries closing down while Western oil has no market in which to sell.”Just over two years ago, a major refinery in Montreal was shuttered, which cut refining capacity in Eastern Canada by upwards of 10 per cent. There hasn’t been a new refinery built in Canada since the mid 1980s.Eastern refineries currently rely on crude imported from overseas, which is more expensive than oil that comes from Western Canada. It’s just one of the reasons why gasoline prices are much higher in the East than they are the West.A lack of adequate pipeline capacity has also meant Alberta crude hasn’t been able to find its way to the most lucrative markets.Oliver said he sees great potential to tap into those markets with a west-to-east flow of crude.“The west coast of India is closer to the east coast of Canada than the west coast of Canada is to India on the other side,” he noted.“I think Canadians take pride in the resources they have. And if we develop them responsibly, this is a national building exercise.”
If you didn’t find what you were looking for on Black Friday, you can log on and join millions who will take their shopping online for Cyber Monday. Some experts are predicting shoppers in the U.S. will spend $3 billion or more shopping online today, up 12% from last year. Most will be pointing, clicking, and spending their money on electronics, a category that could account for as much as 75% of today’s online sales. Purolator will ship out one million packages today thanks to Canadians embracing Black Friday and taking advantage of Cyber Monday sales. Online security experts say you should use a separate credit card for online shopping, that way if hackers do get your information, the rest of your credit line and bank accounts will be safe.
Briefing reporters at UN Headquarters in New York after a recent trip to the region, Maurice F. Strong, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, said the DPRK faces major economic problems despite some signs of recent progress.”It’s quite clear that there will be no long-term economic support without a settlement. But it’s equally true that you won’t get a settlement without a major economic dimension [to any package],” he said.He said the DPRK’s inability to meet its energy needs is “the single biggest constraint” on its development, retarding its economy, its security and its ability to provide humanitarian relief for its citizens.Mr. Strong said that while the DPRK has had a closed economy, “it wants to move out,” adding that during his most recent visit he saw a vibrant street market in the capital, Pyongyang.But he said the country seriously lacked foreign investment to drive its economic development.Mr. Strong’s remarks come after another round of six-way talks in the so-called Beijing process between the DPRK, the Republic of Korea, China, Japan, the Russian Federation and the United States.The six nations have been engaged in talks since Pyongyang announced in late 2002 that it planned to “lift the freeze” on its nuclear activities and that it was pulling out of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT).Mr. Strong said there has been “commendable” progress in the latest round of talks in Beijing, but warned there was still “a residue of deep mistrust built up over more than half a century.”The DPRK and ROK remain technically at war following the signing of a ceasefire agreement in July 1953.Mr. Strong said the UN was “a very active supporter” of the Beijing process and was likely to exert an increased role in resolving the tensions in the future.Meanwhile, at a press conference today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he welcomed an offer by the US to provide some aid and security guarantees if the DPRK ends its nuclear programme as “a positive step.””This also shows that the parties are determined to find a diplomatic way to resolve their differences and that at least they are beginning to exchange ideas and engage in dialogue seriously,” he said in response to questions.Asked about reports that the DPRK has threatened to conduct a nuclear test, Mr. Annan said he could not say “whether it’s a bluff or whether it is real.””But obviously, we need to get the parties that are involved in the talks also to engage them,” he added. “The Chinese are playing a very important role here, and I hope they will be able to dissuade the North Koreans, if they are not bluffing, not to go in that direction.” Video of press conference [45mins]
2 Citigroup affiliates paying $179.5M to resolve SEC case over hedge fund investments by Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press Posted Aug 17, 2015 10:14 am MDT Last Updated Aug 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Two Citigroup Inc. affiliates have agreed to pay $179.5 million to resolve federal regulators’ charges of misleading investors in hedge funds that later collapsed.The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday the settlement with Citigroup Alternative Investments, a subsidiary of the bank, and Citigroup Global Markets, an affiliated company. The amount they are paying, $139.9 million plus $39.6 million in interest, will be returned to investors in two hedge funds managed by the firms.The two firms neither admitted nor denied wrongdoing but did agree to refrain from future violations of securities laws. The firms also were censured, bringing the possibility of a stiffer sanction if the alleged violation is repeated.The SEC said the firms sold securities in two hedge funds from 2002 to 2007, raising nearly $3 billion from mostly wealthy investors or institutions. The agency says the fund managers falsely told prospective investors they were low-risk and similar to bonds.The hedge funds collapsed in 2008 during the financial crisis, sustaining billions of dollars in losses.In talking to prospective investors, the fund managers failed to disclose the “very real risks” of the funds, the SEC said. Many of the managers’ verbal statements to investors conflicted with the disclosures in fund marketing materials, according to the agency.The fund managers “falsely assured them they were making safe investments even when the funds were on the brink of disaster,” SEC Enforcement Director Andrew Ceresney said in a statement.New York-based Citigroup said in a statement that it was pleased to have resolved the matter. Citigroup has said previously that the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York also have investigated the management and marketing of the funds.__AP Business Writer Marley Jay in New York contributed to this report.
The Kimberley Process (KP) rough diamond certification scheme failed to reach a consensus to suspend Zimbabwe at last week’s Plenary meeting in Namibia, in spite of evidence of serious non-compliance with the KP’s requirements and widespread government-sponsored human rights abuses, according to civil society groups. “Governments’ failure to suspend Zimbabwe points to fundamental weaknesses in the scheme’s procedures and to a serious lack of political will to take decisive action when countries are not implementing minimum standards,” said Annie Dunnebacke from Global Witness, an organisation investigating and campaigning to prevent natural resourced-related conflict and corruption.“This undermines the scheme’s effectiveness and compromises those participants who implement the system in good faith. It also sends the message that there will be no serious consequences for those who break the rules,” Dunnebacke continued.Partnership Africa Canada (PAC), a non-profit organisation dedicated to building sustainable human development in Africa, says that a joint action plan was agreed with the government of Zimbabwe to bring the country back into compliance. This provides for a KP-appointed monitor to verify all shipments of diamonds from the Marange Diamond Fields prior to export. However, the plan does not address the wider context of non-compliance in Zimbabwe’s KP system. There is no mention of the central role the Zimbabwean army continues to play in mining and smuggling, nor does it refer to past and ongoing human rights abuses.Susanne Emond from PAC said: “If Zimbabwe co-operates with the KP and implements the provisions it has agreed to on paper, it will be an improvement from the status quo. But the action plan falls short of addressing the most serious issues raised by the KP review mission team last July. The Government of Zimbabwe must bring to an end the horrific abuses in the Marange Diamond Fields, and hold to account those responsible for the extra-judicial violence.”PAC said that last week’s proceedings were dominated by the KP’s attempt to tackle the crisis in Zimbabwe, to the detriment of progress on other key issues, including the need for reform of the process itself. “The KP must clarify its approach to human rights in the diamond sector, develop a more rigorous and independent capacity for monitoring implementation and develop more effective decision-making procedures. All these will require renewed political will.”“We hope that the Israeli Chairmanship in 2010 will provide the leadership and direction that has been so conspicuously absent throughout this year,” said Alfred Brownell from Green Advocates, Liberia.The meeting also expressed concern about the growing trade in conflict diamonds from Côte d’Ivoire and the challenges in implementation of KP controls in West Africa. Governments, industry members and civil society renewed their commitments to increase collaboration and improve KP implementation at the regional level. This will include the development of tools to identify Ivorian diamonds, as well as measures for closer KP monitoring of rough diamond exports from Guinea. Constructive and positive discussions also took place about the links between diamonds and development, but will need to be followed up by concrete action in order to make a real difference to diamond mining communities, according to PAC.
THE LARGEST DIOCESE ever to be audited by the Catholic Church’s child safety watchdog has properly managed all of the incidents of child welfare concerns that have come to it in recent years.That is the finding of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, the body responsible for overseeing the welfare of children in the Church.Down and Connor, which is the second largest diocese in the country, was found to have dealt with cases involving 14 living priests under the current bishop, Noel Treanor.In all of those cases, the board found that Treanor had “properly managed” the allegations. Seven were investigated by the PSNI, but found not to have enough evidence to warrant a prosecution.Of the other seven, one is in jail, one is currently being prosecuted and five have been removed from their ministry.The review set out 48 criteria for the diocese to fulfil, finding that it had hit 46 of those targets.It recommended that the diocese hold an evaluation of the implementation of the 2009 Safeguarding Children document, make pre-2009 files more accessible, involve priests in the system and develop systems for monitoring compliance.Bishop’s responseThe Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor said that the report showed the success that the diocese was enjoying with regard to child protection, but began by apologising again to victims of child sex abuse.“As I publish this report, my thoughts and prayers are firstly with victims of child abuse and their families. They have experienced much suffering and pain and the church will always bear this wound. I pledge to continue to put all resources in place to help and support victims.As I have in the past, I offer my unreserved apology for the pain of child abuse carried out by some clergy within this diocese and for the failure of the church when dealing with those so wrongfully hurt.He added that the report would increase confidence in the Church.“This review confirms that when people come forward today that they will be listened to and action will be taken promptly in conjunction with the relevant statutory authorities. Sadly for survivors, this improvement has come far too late.”To read the report, click here.Read: Archbishop of Cashel and Emly praised for speedy reaction to abuse claimsRead: Accused ‘Kiltegan Fathers’ on African missions “afforded too much tolerance”Read: Just 12 Christian Brothers convicted after 870 allegationsRead: Diocese of Kerry dealt appropriately with 67 allegations of abuse about 21 priests
MAKING YOUR WAY around Ireland can be a beautiful and rewarding experience.The rolling hills, the beautiful landscapes, the road through Buttevant in Co Cork.Okay, maybe not that last one.Sarah McEneaney, who uploaded the video below, said that after years of being patched up, the road is in desperate need of a full resurface.In the meantime, we reckon a shop could make a killing by selling vomit bags to those passing through.(smceneaneyirl/YouTube)Have you driven on worse? Let us know!Read: Potholes, loose chippings, floods: Welcome to Ireland’s rural roads >
WASHINGTON — A senior administration official sounded an alarm Wednesday about President Donald Trump’s “amorality” and “impetuous” leadership style in an unsigned opinion piece published in The New York Times. Trump swiftly responded, calling it a “gutless editorial” and “really a disgrace.”The writer, claiming to be part of the “resistance” to Trump but not from the left, says, “Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”The newspaper described the author of the anonymous column as “a senior official in the Trump administration.”The publication of the op-ed immediately triggered a wild guessing game as to the author’s identity on social media, in newsrooms and inside the West Wing, where officials were blindsided by its publication.It was not immediately clear what, if any, steps were being taken by the White House to attempt to unmask the writer.The column was released a day after the release of details from an explosive new book by longtime journalist Bob Woodward that raises concerns among the highest echelon of Trump aides about the president’s judgment.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 26, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dominique Durham as the Senior Quantity Surveyor within the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning.As the Senior Quantity Surveyor in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Mr. Durham will be responsible for preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities and cost estimates and will undertake feasibility studies and cost analysis for repair and maintenance project works. He will perform risk, value management and cost control management in response to commercial risks and will serve as a member of the TCIG Project Management Team.Mr. Durham is a former student of the British West Indies Collegiate where he graduated in 2007 with 10 IGCSE’s (4 A’s and 6 B’s) and in 2009 with 3 A Levels in Mathematics, Geography and Business Studies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (First Class Honors) in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management from the University of Greenwich (2012); a Master’s Degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of South Bank (2015) and in November 2016 was elected a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).Beginning his career as a Site Labourer with Swann’s Construction in 2006 and then as a part time Trainee Quantity Surveyor with the HAB Investment Group from 2007-2012 whilst he pursued his studies in the United Kingdom, Mr. Durham on completion of his Bachelor’s Degree took up employment in 2013 as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor at Bouygues in the United Kingdom before being promoted to the role of Quantity Surveyor in October 2015. A role he held until March 2017 when he took up employment as a Surveyor at CBRE Limited in the United Kingdom, where he served as a member of the Cost Consultancy Department which was responsible for advising lending institutions on projects in the range of £60m to £400m.Commenting on this appointment Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams said; “It is with great pleasure that I take the opportunity to officially welcome Mr. Dominique Durham to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service. When this post became available having at the same time read of Mr. Durham’s successful RICS accreditation and other accomplishments, I immediately contacted him and told him that it was time for him to return home!“He was in Malta at the time working on a multi-million dollar project that far outweighs many of the projects here in the TCI, but I am pleased that his love and devotion to country steered him in the right direction and was a factor in his decision to return to the Turks and Caicos Islands and to join the civil service.“As the Senior Quantity Surveyor within the Ministry of Infrastructure Mr. Durham will be an invaluable member of our Project Management Team and has already proven to be so as he took up employment on September 4th, 2017, just a few days ahead of Hurricane Irma and has been heavily engaged since then in carrying out damage assessments and costing for our government estate. We are pleased to have him as a member of our team and look forward to great results from him!”Mr. Durham in response said; “I am pleased that the Turks and Caicos Government has acknowledged my most recent accomplishments and experience and has considered me for this appointment. I am very confident about the role and believe that I am fully equipped with the necessary skills and expertise for the given tasks. More importantly, I feel proud to be back home as a valuable asset to the Turks and Caicos Islands.“My appointment could not have been more perfectly timed as the past few weeks have kept me very busy and I am excited to be a part of rebuilding the Turks and Caicos Islands post Hurricanes Irma and Maria!“With the majority of my experience gained internationally, I am furnished with a lot of innovative thoughts, procedures and best practices that will assist in revamping the industry and the way things are done here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. My hope is to accomplish implementing the aforementioned that will hopefully contribute to a construction industry that is safe, efficient, dispute free and modernized in order to compete internationally.”Press Release: TCIG Related Items:
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has been handed a one-match ban by UEFA for insulting Sergio Ramos, according to Marca.The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has handed Lovren a one-match following his actions towards Ramos at the end of Spain and Croatia’s UEFA Nations League clash last year.The pair had issues with one another and have had regular altercations on social media since Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final last May.European football governing body announced the disciplinary decision on Friday, resolving the case that was opened following Croatia’s impressive home win on November 15.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.In the report, the Croatian Football Federation was also fined 13,000 euros after fans threw objects and blocked gangways.Lovren hit out at the Real Madrid captain on social media after Croatia’s win over Spain.The Liverpool centre-half also pretended to be elbowing Ramos and attacked the entire Spanish National team, referring to them as a gang, before saying that his country’s flag is the only important one.UEFA also revealed that Villarreal will be without left-back Jaume Costa for two games after he received a ban for getting sent off in the 89th minute of the Yellow Submarines win over Spartak Moscow on December 13 at the Ceramica stadium.
There’s a red-hot sale on cast-iron cookware happening now, and if you’re in the market to buy for yourself, as a great gift, or upgrade your current arsenal, you may want to strike while the iron is hot! The cast iron, that is…Cast-iron cookware is one of the better kitchenware investments you can make. Cast iron is durable, great for a million and one types of cooking and gets better over time just as long as you season and care for it properly. And nothing cooks quite like cast iron, distributing heat evenly for precise searing and retaining consistent heat better than other cookware materials for braises and slow roasts. The catch is that cast iron can be on the expensive side. Right now Walmart is offering a seriously sweet deal on a quality Lodge five-piece cast-iron cookware set. The set, which is currently available for online purchase only, includes two enameled cast-iron skillets for searing, sauteeing and many other uses; a cast-iron griddle, perfect for pancakes or crepes; and a six-quart Dutch oven (with lid), key for stews, soups, sauces, slow braising or oven roasting. Share your voice A five-piece seasoned and enameled cast-iron cookware set consisting of two preseasoned and high-rimmed, enameled skillets (8 inches and 10.25 inches), perfect for cooking steaks, pork chops, chicken breasts, sauteed vegetables and much more. A 5.5-quart Dutch oven is just the thing for slow Sunday sauces and stews, chilis, roasts and braised dishes like beef bourguignon. Finally, the 10.5-inch cast-iron griddle is perfect for pancakes, fried eggs, grilled veggies and much more. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Appliances $69 at Walmart This entire five-piece set is under $70 for a limited time and a total steal, considering some retailers sell the same Lodge cast-iron cookware set for $100 or more. Now that your cast-iron set is on the way, read all about how to clean cast iron so it lasts forever.Note that these products are independently chosen by our editors. CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. Tags Comment 1 Lodge Logic 5-Piece Seasoned Cast Iron Set
An 11-day film festival in Washington, D.C., which endeavors to bring a heightened awareness of the most compelling civil rights narratives, is now underway.The March on Washington Film Festival “strives to increase awareness of the events and heroes of the Civil Rights Era and inspire renewed passion for activism. The festival uses the power of film, music, and the arts to share these important stories,” according to its website.The festival, which began July 13, will run until July 23 and features an assortment of events, short films, documentaries and special performances that highlight the immense contributions and heroism of Civil Rights Movement figures. Lectures, films and panel discussions on the list include, “The Amazing Nina Simone,” “Civil Rights and The Gridiron: Social Activism and Pro Football,” “Remembering Maya,” “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” “Black Music and Civil Rights” and “Redemption: The 1974 Howard University Soccer Team.”Furthermore, the event will look into the Civil Right Movement’s impact and its relatedness to racial justice issues around the world, including the European countries of France and England, and will feature two flicks: “Steps to Liberty” (short film – France) and “The Hard Stop” (documentary – U.K.).The moderator for the event is author and award-winning journalist Juleyka Lantigua-Williams. Also present will be two well-known figures, Rokhaya Diallo and DeRay Mckesson, who will serve as panelists. Diallo is a French filmmaker, journalist and social activist. Mckesson is a Baltimore-based social activist who has been exceptionally outspoken and active in the wake of recent occurrences involving police violence against Black males.For a full list of events and to acquire tickets for the festival visit here.