Few months after bursting onto the scene with series of impressive performances for his Isreali club side Hapoel Be’er Sheva, both locally and internationally in the Europa League, Anthony Nwakaeme is set to become a Nigerian international.According to sources close to busybuddiesng.com, the 28-year-old striker is primed to get his first Super Eagles call up for important 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon in September.This is certainly not coming as a surprise. Nwakaeme has been one of Nigeria’s brightest attacking talents home and abroad, scoring 17 goals and providing 12 assists in all competitions as Hapoel Be’er Sheva cruised to the Isreali league and cup double last season.Nwakaeme hasn’t slowed down this season and has already notched five goals this season, four of the goals coming in the UEFA Champions League, including an absolute stunner of a strike in his side’s Playoff first leg win over NK Maribor at the Turner Stadium in Beersheba.?? Nigeria’s Anthony Nwakaeme with an absolute rocket for Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the Champions League! pic.twitter.com/v5no91o53M— Mesfouf & Koshary (@MesfoufKoshary) August 16, 2017It is quite unclear if he’ll be making his debut, but Nwakeme’s call up to the Super Eagles camp will definitely offer Gernot Rohr attacking impetus in the crucial double-header against Cameroon.Although we are yet to confirm, it is believed that Nwakaeme’s teammate at the Isreali champions John Ogu will keep his place in the Super Eagles squad for the Cameroon matches.The first leg of the World Cup qualifier will be played at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on September 1 while the second leg will come up three days later at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde.Nigeria top Group B with six points from two matches, while African champions Cameroon have two points. Zambia and Algeria have one point each.RelatedHapoel Beer Sheva Duo Nwakaeme & Ogu Get Super Eagles Call UpAugust 19, 2017In “National Team”Nwakaeme Delighted To Link Up With Super Eagles Teammate Onazi At TrabzonsporAugust 22, 2018In “Europe”AUDIO: Excited Nwakaeme Not In Competition With Eagles’ ForwardsAugust 31, 2017In “National Team”
A Coomacka Mines, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice) man was on Thursday denied his pretrial liberty when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a possession of firearms charge.Devon Blount called “Banga”, pleaded not guilty to the charge which was read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly.It was alleged that on August 10, 2016, at North Fort, Konawaruk, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni ), he had in his possession a 12 gauge double-barrel shotgun without being the holder of a firearm licence.Blount was refused bail and will make his next court appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on September 8, 2016.A police report earlier Thursday said that sometime around 10:00h on Wednesday ranks in the area were on patrol when they stopped and searched Blount.During the search, the ranks unearthed the weapon.
5 May 2008Johannesburg is to have the world’s first public outdoor fashion ramp, to be opened as the Fashion Kapitol in July this year. So says fashion writer and consultant Adam Levin.And, adds Rees Mann, the person driving the revamp of Johannesburg’s fashion district, what is happening in the district is not displacing anyone, as happened in Newtown, but is rather bringing people to live in the area.Things are moving fast on the eastern edge of Johannesburg’s CBD; initially they were held up by buying properties and then getting permission from the provincial heritage authority to demolish buildings. Now that permission has been obtained and two buildings have been demolished, the fashion ramp is rapidly taking shape in the Fashion Kapitol.The kapitol will take up most of a block in the heart of the fashion district. It will consist of 30 shops, offices, studios, a restaurant, a small square, a ramp, an amphitheatre, and an arcade linking Pritchard and Market streets.“The feel of the kapitol is that of a sexy new metropolitan centre,” says Mann.“In time, the streets surrounding the kapitol will bustle with beads and buttons, models lugging their portfolios to casting sessions, and the city’s fashion pioneers strutting their uniquely personal styles.” It will become Africa’s fashion capital.Joburg’s Fashion Kapitol will take its place alongside international capitals. New York’s Fashion Avenue is home to 5 000 fashion merchants; Antwerp’s ModeNatie or Fashion Nation boasts a fashion museum; while Los Angeles has a fashion district of 94 blocks with an annual turnover of $6-billion.Mann says the kapitol has three target markets: fashion-conscious suburban shoppers, downtown shoppers who work in the CBD, and tourists. Its African flavour will be a draw card for tourists.He is the third generation of garment entrepreneurs in the fashion district – his family having set up shop there in 1948. Mann has planted three trees in the square, in memory of the three generations.26 city blocksThe district incorporates an area of some 26 city blocks on the eastern edge of the CBD, with its core bordered by Polly, President, Troye and Pritchard streets. It houses over 100 fashion-related businesses, including cut, make and trim operators, a budget clothing retail industry and studios of several emerging and established designers like Clive Rundle and Bongiwe Walaza.Rundle has booked his place in the kapitol, taking one of the old buildings as his upstairs studio, with plans to open a coffee shop on the ground floor. Walaza has taken one of the shops fronting the square.Mann emphasises that the kapitol is not just for the fashion industry, but he hopes it will be seen as a space for product launches, for artists and their exhibition space, poetry readings, training and meetings. “This is not just garments, it is about lifestyle and anything related to the arts industry.”It will also house the offices of the Fashion District Institute, a section 21 company of which he is the acting executive director. Mann says the kapitol has been a dream of 10 years, which is finally coming to fruition. “Ten years ago I went to the City of Johannesburg with a proposal to renew this area.“It’s amazing to see a part of Johannesburg that is so close to my heart come full circle – but while the bustling rag trade of my childhood had a distinctly Eurocentric feel, its rebirth will be pan-African and cosmopolitan.”He is using bold colours in the kapitol, like lime green, orange and pink, to emphasise that it is a vibrant place. He also hopes to hold lunch-time fashion shows, run by student and emerging designers. The square could also double as a market place.The row of shops along President Street has being identified for international designers, so that it will become an “international walkway”, with flags denoting the countries represented. “It has been 10 years from getting the ball rolling,” he says with a broad smile. “The kapitol has exceeded my expectations.”Three heritage buildingsThe three heritage buildings are two houses dating back to 1892 and 1895, and a two-storey cabinet maker’s workshop and furniture store, built in 1928. The houses consisted of verandas, bedrooms, sitting rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and outside toilets. In 1992 all three buildings become a restaurant and tavern, with a fast food section, offices and storerooms, with the two-storey structure becoming the dining area.Heritage consultant Herbert Prins says in a report that the buildings were “typical of urban living”, with the verandas allowing social interaction between the owners of the houses and passers-by.The original building materials are still visible: burnt brick, interlaced with clay or dagha as mortar, tar and sand for the damp coursing, rubble stone masonry for the foundations and galvanised iron for the roofing.Prins says the buildings are significant because they are some of the city’s earliest inner city dwellings, showing what materials were used for construction, how the houses were positioned on the street, and finer details like outside toilets.“Although the internal structure has been largely destroyed, the extant plans point to the social relations of public and private spaces, family and individual spaces, entertainment and service spaces, work and living spaces, and the ways these were arranged and linked to each other in the early days of the mining town of Johannesburg.”JDA sponsorshipThe development is sponsored by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), which is pumping R9-million into the kapitol and a further R26-million into the revamp of the greater fashion district precinct.This involves paving 20 blocks over the next several years, replacing the mosaic stitching pavements, adding street furniture like benches, bins and trees, and giving the district a distinctive feel with new lighting. The plan includes artworks to be placed in the square by June, says Claudia Mahlaule, a development manager at the JDA.The plan is to link the recently revamped high court precinct with the fashion district by means of new paving and lighting. The JDA has also recently revamped jewel city, just south of the fashion district, and work continues on the Ellis Park precinct.The fashion district is also in the early stages of applying for city improvement district status.Property boomProperty in the fashion district is experiencing a boom as a result of the developments. Two major property development companies, City Properties and Afhco, have bought derelict blocks of flats and offices, and are converting them into B-grade offices and residential units.Max Katz of City Properties says the company started buying in the district two years ago. It bought Fashion Art Court and Fashion Art Place on the corner of Pritchard and Troye streets, and are in the throes of renovating the two buildings.The small businesses that occupied the buildings will be re-instated, together with offices and bachelor, one-bedroom and two-bedroom flats. With smart finishings, the flats will have prepaid electricity meters, an intercom system and 24-hour security. There will be an entertainment gallery, a braai area and a drying port, so washing is not hung on balconies, he emphasises.Neighbouring Registry House has also been bought and the first few storeys have already been converted. The Malalaituka Grill is doing brisk business, while retail space is ready for occupation. An internet cafe, a training centre and a college have already taken office space.City Properties has also bought the 23-storey Splendid Place in Pritchard Street, at present an eyesore with washing on balconies, rubbish accumulated above the retail-level roof, and broken windows. The company paid R22-million for the building, and will spend R45-million on revamping it.Tayob Towers, slightly further east but still within the district, was also recently purchased, and will be converted into 360 residential units. Katz says his company has bought some 70 buildings in the city centre and converted most of them into 1 200 residential units, while upgrading office spaces.“The company is tapping into the emerging middle-class market.”Lebo Mashego of Afhco says the company owns 11 buildings in the district, and it is busying buying another five. Three of them have already been converted into residential units, while work on the others continues. Most units are bachelor or one-bedroomed, confirms Mashego, in line with the demand in the precinct.Afhco has bought and converted some 45 buildings in the inner city. He says that the eastern edge of the CBD is still thought of as a dangerous area but things are changing, with the help of the JDA and the private sector.“The unique pan-African ambience reflects the character of the new Johannesburg and will make the kapitol an accessible and lively destination for tourists, suburbanites and the fashion community we intend to establish in the area,” confirms Mann.Source: City of Johannesburg
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Sun followed by increasing clouds today; we have our next front arriving overnight tonight into tomorrow. Showers start late this afternoon and evening, and then continuing overnight. Cold air comes in behind the front for tomorrow, and that will allow for rain to end as snow through tomorrow morning and midday. Liquid totals will end up being from .25″-.75″.We dry out tomorrow night and stay that way through Thanksgiving day on Thursday. Temps cool off tomorrow overnight and stay cool through Thanksgiving before moderating late Thursday afternoon just a bit. Still we are cold overnight Thursday night.Our next system arrives on Friday. With the cold start to the day, we cant rule out a few snow flakes initially, but most of Friday will feature a mix of clouds and limited sun. Better precipitation potential breaks out overnight Friday night and continues through Saturday into early Sunday. AS warm air lifts in, we see all rain for the state. With rain totals of .25″-1″ and coverage at 90%. Cold air comes blasting in for Sunday behind a cold front, and that will trigger some additional snow for Sunday afternoon and evening, particularly up north. Accumulations are possible.Dry to start next week for Monday and Tuesday with cold air holding firm. We see snow showers next Wednesday, followed by a dry finish toe the 10 day period on Thursday the 5th. So, we have plenty of moisture potential in the forecast between the 2 big systems and some additional minor moisture here and there. The map at right shows 10 day liquid equivalent precipitation potential over all of Ohio through next Thursday.For the extended period, we have a chance of rain showers over south and western Ohio for Friday the 6th, then a mix of clouds and sun with milder air for Saturday the 7th. Rain starts off Sunday the 8th before changing to snow with some accumulations. Then dry and cold for Monday the 9th through Wednesday the 11th. Temps will be well below normal for the start of that period, but may moderate by late Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. –George Bernard Shaw Lack of communication can be an underlying problem in caregiving relationships with their wounded warriors, health care providers and family and friends. While you are unable to fully treat your service member’s injury as a caregiver, you are able to improve the rehabilitation process through effective communication.Through the course of your caregiving journey you must rely on your communication skills with your loved one to obtain and share information, grow and adapt to change, to understand your warrior’s needs, and to stay connected with others.Communicating with your wounded warriorAccording to the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, communication is significant to your long-term relationship with one another. Caregiving demands can make it difficult to balance other roles of being a husband, wife, partner or parent. Do not be afraid to ask questions for fear of offending your service member. Talking about your concerns with your wounded warrior offers support and provides an opportunity to reassure each other.Allow each other to talk about what you are feelingShare the things you each do to cope with overwhelming emotionsIdentify topics that are stressful for youTry to not judge each otherDiscuss issues of intimacyTalk with a counselor or clergy memberProtect your time togetherTalk about hopes that you each have for the futureCommunicating with Health Care ProvidersMedical appointments can be stressful. It is important to learn about your warrior’s medical conditions and understand the information you receive. Preparing for an appointment ahead of time can help you, your family member and his/her health care providers obtain important information you each need.Jot down key questions or points you want to discuss with the doctor.Keep a folder of your family member’s medical information. Bring it to each visit.Talk to the doctor or nurse case manager about your worries.Report any major changes you observe in your service member’s symptoms, mood, abilities or daily activities.Take notes during medical visits.Meet with your service member’s Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) and their Triad of Care or health care team to discuss ‘next steps’ in the Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP) or care plan.Communicating with family and friendsYou may feel alone in your caregiving duties and that no one else understands. Asking for help is not easy but it may be the best way for you to stay healthy and continue giving care. Help others to understand by letting them know what they can do to help out–and how often you want their assistance.Be honest about what you can and cannot do. Think about all the things you do each day. What tasks can others do to free up some of your time or to ease your work load?Fix a mealCleanRun errandsDo yard workProvide childcareHelp with financesGive you opportunities to talk or share feelingsDrive family members to appointmentsCaregiving can be both challenging and satisfying. Learning how to effectively communicate is the essential building-blocks to your journey ahead.If you are a veteran caregiver, what advice could you offer to our younger generation of caregivers to improve their relationships with their wounded warriors?
zoomImage Courtesy: DNV GL All DNV GL classed vessels are now able to use the possibility of remote surveys for some inspections through the Veracity data platform, the classification society said.This means that for a range of surveys, a DNV GL surveyor will not be required to travel to a vessel.Instead, by using an online connection or video streaming link, a team of remote surveyors can provide support to vessels anywhere in the world with documentation, images, video and input provided by clients and crewmembers.“This is another big step forward in using the power of digitalization and increased connectivity to deliver smarter and more efficient services,” Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, commented.“Remote surveys allow us to free up time for our customers… In addition, cutting down on unnecessary travel can result in lower costs, less waiting, and more operational up-time. We’ve had a great response from our customers and support from major flag states, and we are deeply appreciative of the feedback provided to us to make this project a great success,” he added.More than 1,000 remote surveys were completed in the pilot and scaling up phase by the Direct Access to Technical Experts (DATE) units based in the Maritime Operational Centre in Høvik, alongside units in Hamburg, Singapore, Houston and Piraeus.Technology testing began in 2017, with the first production pilots in June 2018, and now the entire DNV GL fleet is able to take advantage of the service.The Scorpio Group was one of the first remote survey users. “We saw this as a way to utilize the extensive competence within DNV GL. Now we can apply DNV GL’s competence wherever we are, while also involving our own expertise in the process. Remote surveying makes both the process and the expertise mobile,” Francesco Bellusci, Scorpio Group managing director said.“Our technical team and senior management recently met with DNV GL at their Maritime Operational Centre in Høvik and were impressed with the demonstration of the society’s infrastructure and technology to support their remote survey capability,” John Ramage, Chief Operating Officer of International Registries, noted. “The Marshall Islands Registry recognizes this is an innovative solution and is pleased to support DNV GL in improving service delivery to our mutual clients,” he continued.When a client makes a survey request through DNV GL’s fleet portal on the Veracity platform, they may, for some survey types, be given the option by the system to choose to carry out the survey remotely.All such survey requests are then evaluated by a remote surveyor to make sure that the survey can be offered remotely. The remote survey regime has been constructed to ensure that the level of assurance is equivalent to an onboard survey, as explained by DNV GL.“We are running the remote surveys through our … DATE hubs. This gives us consistency in how the surveys are handled and the ability to offer around the clock service anywhere in the world,” Ørbeck-Nilssen further said.“In addition, the introduction of electronic certificates for all vessels, which allows us to publish and transmit the survey results immediately, has been pivotal to our successful launch of remote surveys.”The types of surveys able to be offered as remote surveys include occasional surveys that fall between periodical surveys, documentation-based surveys, testing and witnessing systems during normal operation, and surveys not ordered together with annual surveys.Periodical surveys like the annual survey of a vessel are not part of the remote survey programme as they require a surveyor onboard.Read more: Klaveness: World’s 1st Digital Survey Carried Out on Containership
INGERSOLL, Ont. – GM Canada has been hit with its first assembly plant strike in more than two decades as uncertainty on North American trade negotiations loom over contract talks with workers at its CAMI operation in Ingersoll, Ont.The 2,500 members of Unifor local 88 walked out Sunday at 10:59 p.m. as the two sides failed to reach agreements on plant operations, economic issues, and especially job security.Local 88 president Dan Borthwick, reached by phone on the picket line, said the union is pushing to have the plant designated the lead producer of GM’s Chevrolet Equinox to ensure jobs aren’t shifted to Mexico.He said the issue has become more pressing after GM shifted production of its Terrain small SUV from the plant to Mexico earlier this year at a loss of more than 400 jobs.“We’re done with that. We need some job security and commitment,” said Borthwick.“GM just has to get around their corporate greed. They need to start sharing the $12 billion they make a year.”The company said in a statement that it’s disappointed the two sides couldn’t reach a deal, but said both sides have made progress on issues in recent weeks and encouraged Unifor to resume negotiations.GM said it committed $800 million in 2015 to prepare the CAMI plant for the latest Equinox model, but with some production of the vehicle already happening in Mexico, Borthwick said he wasn’t reassured by the investment.“The $800 million was spent when the Terrain was here, so there’s no guarantees.”The shifting of work to Mexico is a key issue for the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, and creates significant complications for automaker labour negotiations, said Brendan Sweeney, project manager at McMaster University’s Automotive Policy Research Centre.“There’s so much uncertainty. How can they make these commitments today when obviously NAFTA is being renegotiated? I don’t know how they can do that; they’re kind of hamstrung.”Sweeney said GM and other automakers were able to reach contract agreements last year, with Unifor securing large investments from GM in its Canadian operations including its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont.But workers at the CAMI plant operate under a different contract from other GM employees, and their renewal negotiations have come at a tricky time as automakers face uncertainty on key policies like how many cars they’ll be able to import to the U.S. from Canada and Mexico, and whether those vehicles will face tariffs.“Any movement one way or another on those issues will impact what companies do. But the companies won’t do that stuff until they know. So it’s just crappy timing to be bargaining,” said Sweeney.Unifor president Jerry Dias said CAMI is a “poster child” for what’s wrong with NAFTA, where GM shifted production from one of the most productive plants in the world to Mexico to pay workers $2 an hour.He said trade negotiations will have to address the low wages for workers in Mexico, where automakers have opened eight assembly plants with more on the way after closing four in Canada and 10 in the U.S.“NAFTA in itself is a complete and utter disaster,” said Dias. “Workers from all three countries got screwed. Canada and the U.S., we lost our jobs, and Mexico they never gained as a result of it.”The strike is the first assembly plant strike in Canada since GM workers walked off the job in 1996, with Dias saying union members are fed up with the continuing job losses.“The fact is we’ve just had enough, everyone’s just had enough.”
HALIFAX – Celebrity businessman Kevin O’Leary has been ordered to pay legal fees to a philanthropic organization that is suing him over allegations he backed out of a speaking engagement and cost the group more than $25,000.The decision, handed down Wednesday by Nova Scotia Supreme Court Judge Mona Lynch, rejects O’Leary’s attempt to dismiss the suit or move it to another jurisdiction, and awarded $3,500 in costs to the Canadian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.The chamber had been seeking $12,000 in costs, while O’Leary suggested legal costs of $1,000 after failing to have the suit dismissed after a half-day hearing last Dec. 7.In her analysis, Lynch said she was made to consider facts around the wealth of O’Leary, the brash star of the ABC show “Shark Tank” and former panellist on CBC’s “Dragon’s Den.”“The plaintiff asks me to consider that the defendant is a wealthy man who touts himself as a leading high-tech entrepreneur and investment guru; who prefers to be called ‘Mr. Wonderful’; who professes his knowledge and love of money; and who derides the death of money,” her decision reads, noting that she had never watched the show “Shark Tank.”“The award of costs that is just and appropriate in the circumstances and would do justice between the parties is $3,500.”The decision is part of a broader suit against O’Leary by the chamber’s Nova Scotia branch, which alleges that O’Leary reneged on a promise to be keynote speaker at the group’s gala event in Halifax on May 18, 2017.The group’s statement of claim, filed last Dec. 8, contends that O’Leary committed in February 2017 to speak at the Cedar and Maple Gala fundraising dinner in Halifax.It says the group set about booking a space and printing promotional materials for the event with O’Leary, who was in the midst of a leadership bid for the federal Conservative Party.But, the 10-page claim states that O’Leary abruptly pulled out of the speech without warning.Gavin Giles, who is representing the chamber in the proceedings, said O’Leary had another change of heart and agreed to speak only if a minimum of 50 members pledged to donate $1,550 to the Conservative party, “with 90 per cent of each donation being funnelled back” to O’Leary’s leadership campaign.That statement says he again withdrew when the chamber refused to agree to the conditions.The group says it had to seek out another speaker — author David Chilton — at a cost of more than $25,000, which it is seeking to recover from O’Leary along with other damages and costs.In his statement of defence, O’Leary’s lawyer Christopher Madill denies all of the allegations against his client and says the suit should be dismissed.It states that O’Leary agreed to give the address on Feb. 4, 2017, on the understanding that it would raise a minimum of $40,000 at $1,550 per person for his political run.“The defendant says that he agreed to give a keynote speech in consideration for the plaintiff organizing a major fundraising event for the defendant’s political campaign,” the defence states.“The plaintiff completely and unequivocally failed to honour its contractual obligations under the agreement.”Madill was not immediately available for comment.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Outrage over the federal government’s announcement about buying the Trans Mountain pipeline to ensure it gets built could fuel unprecedented protests, says a prominent environmentalist who was at the forefront of British Columbia’s so-called War in the Woods in the 1990s.Tzeporah Berman said the fight against the pipeline expansion is even bigger than those over logging in Clayoquot Sound.Canadians are angry the government is shelling out $4.5 billion to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline rather than investing in clean energy after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate-change promises during the 2015 election and his later commitment to the Paris climate accord, she said. “The protesters and the opposition, and the civil disobedience is probably going to increase,” Khelsilem said.“Our mandate from our people is to continue to defend our rights as a people and to protect our territory, not just for us but for future generations. We’re going to continue to stand with our allies that support our Indigenous rights and change the story of Canada, that Canada is no longer a country that disregards Indigenous rights.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS) “My experience is that people are motivated by betrayal, they’re motivated by a lack of fairness, they’re motivated by a sense of shared common purpose and outrage. In this case we have all of that,” said Berman, who was cleared of aiding and abetting protesters at the Clayoquot blockade and is now an adjunct professor of environmental studies at York University in Toronto.Berman said the Liberal government “made a very big mistake” by backing Kinder Morgan’s project and alienating voters to create “a perfect storm” that would prompt people to take action.“I think a lot of us who knocked on doors for the Trudeau government really believed them when they said they were going to bring evidence-based analysis and science and democratic process back to pipeline reviews.”Berman is a director of Stand.earth, one of the groups that organized an anti-pipeline protest in Vancouver on Tuesday after Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the government’s plans for the pipeline between Edmonton and Burnaby, B.C. Another protest is planned in Victoria on Thursday.“My expectation is that the outrage is going to grow and we’re not just going it see it here in British Columbia but we’re going to see it nationally and internationally,” she said, adding social media makes it possible for activists to connect in ways that didn’t exist at the height of anti-logging protests in 1993.Chopper 9 hovered over a rally was organized by First Nations and environmentalists opposed to the Kinder Morgan project. Extended: https://t.co/puolrDQOQU pic.twitter.com/eG77JC8N3l— CTV Vancouver (@CTVVancouver) May 30, 2018 “We didn’t have email, we didn’t have cell phones. It was a remote location that took most people five to seven hours to get through. This is a pipeline project that runs through urban centres,” she said of Trans Mountain.Khelsilem, a Squamish Nation council member who goes by his first name, said the federal government’s decision to pursue completion of the pipeline expansion threatens Indigenous communities if there was a spill of bitumen from increased tanker traffic in B.C. waters.“Trudeau had promised during the election that he would create a new environmental process that would protect Indigenous rights and that the Kinder Morgan project would be included and sent back to be done through the new process, and on both those counts he’s failed completely,” he said.Along with multiple legal challenges involving the pipeline, the Squamish Nation and five other First Nations are involved in a Federal Court of Appeal case that targets Ottawa’s approval of the project.
Kolkata: A person has been arrested at the Amherst Street police station for allegedly duping a job seeker. The accused identified as Apurbakanta Majumdar.According to the complainant identified as Sabir Ali Khan of Purshura in Hooghly, he used to stay in a mess located at Chhaku Khansama Lane near Sealdah for his studies. Approximately seven months ago Majumdar started staying there as Ali’s roommate. After getting introduced, Majumdar reportedly told Ali that he originally hails from Siliguri and works in a renowned medical company located somewhere in Baghajatin area. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter a few days passed, Majumdar told Ali that he can arrange a job for him. He has good relation with the Superintendent of NRS Medical College and Hospital and thus he can help Ali to get a job of assistant facility manager. At that moment one of Ali’s friend was also there and Majumdar also offered him a job. Majumdar allegedly told Ali and his friend to give him some money as it is needed to get the jobs. Though his friend did not gave him money, Ali believed Majumdar and gave him Rs 3.99 lakh in multiple phases. In the meantime Majumdar reportedly asked Ali to go to Sasthya Bhavan at Sector V in Salt Lake and Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) several times for the job. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayOn February 1, Majumdar again told Ali to go to Sasthya Bhavan with all the documents and wait for his call. As per his version Ali went there and waited for several hours but Majumdar did not called him. So Ali called Majumdar and found that his mobile switched off. Immediately, he returned to the mess and found Majumdar had fled with all his belongings. Then he understood that he has been duped but did not lodged any complaint. On Saturday, Ali went to SSKM Hospital for his treatment and saw Majumdar is talking with a person near the emergency gate. He immediately informed the police outpost inside the hospital. Upon being informed, sleuths went to the spot and detained him. As the place of crime committed was under Amherst Street police station’s jurisdiction, Bhowanipore police station intimated the Amherst Street police station. Later, Ali lodged a complaint at the Amherst Street police station and Majumdar was arrested.