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Metis want courts to overturn Manitoba decision on cancelled payment

first_imgWINNIPEG – The Manitoba Metis Federation plans to ask the courts to overturn a provincial government decision and uphold a tentative agreement that would see it get $67 million for supporting new energy projects.The federation said it’s assembling a legal team that will file for a judicial review of Premier Brian Pallister’s move last week to quash a deal that had been negotiated between the federation and Crown-owned Manitoba Hydro.“This is the position of one individual who has taken a position that he is the king,” Metis federation president David Chartrand said Wednesday. “There are no kings in this country, I’m sorry. We have a democracy in this country.”The planned legal action is the latest development stemming from the mass resignation of nine of 10 Manitoba Hydro board directors last week. The board members cited an inability to meet with Pallister to discuss issues such as Indigenous rights.Pallister fired back, saying the board members resigned because he had stopped the tentative agreement with the Metis.He called the $67 million “persuasion money” to a special interest group, and said it was wrong because it essentially paid the federation not to oppose a planned transmission line to Minnesota and a number of other projects for up to 50 years.The federation said Wednesday that while the deal with Manitoba Hydro was unsigned and had been taken to the government for approval, it was still a legally binding agreement because Hydro has the authority to negotiate such deals.“The Crown in 2014 delegated authority to Manitoba Hydro to negotiate with the Manitoba Metis Federation on these issues,” federation lawyer Jason Madden said.Sanford Riley, the board chairman who resigned last week, said the proposed deal made sense in light of recent court rulings that have supported Metis rights. In 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the country’s 600,000 Metis have many of the same rights as First Nations, including the right to be consulted on Crown activities that affect them.Pallister has said he quashed the deal to protect taxpayers and Manitoba Hydro, as well as to protect the rights of future generations of Metis to oppose energy projects.last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP seek assistance in locating missing person

first_imgUPDATE – Grande Prairie RCMP would like to advise that Taylor Ropcean has been located. She is safe and unharmed. RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 19-year-old Taylor Jaqueline Ropcean.According to RCMP, Ropcean was last seen in Grande Prairie on June 7. Ropcean is described as:CaucasianBlack hairGreen eyes5’4″/100lbsTattoo on right shoulderThere is a concern for her well-being.Anyone with information regarding Ropcean’s whereabouts is being asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more

TransForce expects energy sector will remain weak throughout 2013

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – TransForce generated record revenues last year but the trucking and courier company expects the weakened energy sector won’t improve any time soon.“Our industry continues to face very difficult times and we do not see any significant improvement before the end of 2013,” CEO Alain Bedard said Friday during a conference call about the company’s fourth-quarter and full-year results.The Quebec-based company earned $36.1 million, or 37 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Dec. 31. That compared to $41.7 million or 41 cents in the same 2011 period.However, adjusted net income, which excluded the after-tax effect of changes in the fair value of derivatives and foreign exchange fluctuations, rose to $37.8 million or 39 cents per diluted share. That’s three cents per share above analyst forecasts and up from $33.9 million or 34 cents in the prior-year period.Quarterly revenue, boosted mainly by the contribution from the acquisitions of Quik X and IE Miller, rose to $778.4 million from $735.5 million.For the full year, the company posted a net profit of $154.2 million or $1.55 per share, up from net income of $102.2 million or $1.06 per share in 2011. Revenue rose to almost $3.15 billion from $2.69 billion as a result of an extra $530 million contributed by “significant acquisitions” made in 2011.Bedard said TransForce will remain focused on reducing costs from its recent acquisitions. improving efficiencies and repaying debt as it positions itself to profit from an eventual recovery in the North American economy.The first couple of months of 2013 have unveiled a disappointing revenue environment in Canada, as its energy business again slowed down, particularly in the Bakken producing region.“I see a lot of clouds in the energy sector so that will put a lot of pressure on my bottom line because this was a gold mine for us,” he said. “The Bakken was a gold mine, now it’s a sand mine.”Bedard said while its rig drilling business in Alberta was down 29 per cent, its operations in Alberta’s oil sands remains robust.He said the light truckload segment is due for more consolidation because of overcapacity.TransForce (TSX:TFI) says it’s also focusing on expanding its waste management business this year, particularly in composting facilities.Maxim Sytchev of Alta Corp Capital said TransForce delivered strong results yet again, demonstrating its ability to produce irrespective of macro-economic conditions.“In a no-growth world, TransForce continues to perform and has a proven model of accretive merger and acquisitions growth,” he wrote in a report.“With the exception of Stantec (TSX:STN) in the industrial universe, we don’t know many companies that are capable of consistently delivering results irrespective of macro conditions while ringing out significant synergies from the growth-by-acquisition strategy.”With operations across Canada and in the United States, TransForce provides package and courier services, truckload and less than truckload hauling and specialized services to the energy and waste management industries among others.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, TransForce’s shares lost $1.01 or 4.57 per cent, at $21.09 in afternoon trading. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 1, 2013 8:34 am MDT TransForce expects energy sector will remain weak throughout 2013 read more

Investors including Canada Pension Plan seek mining firms climate plans

by Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 1, 2016 1:04 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Investors, including Canada Pension Plan, seek mining firms’ climate plans OTTAWA – The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Quebec’s Caisse de depot are among institutional investors seeking greater transparency from three of the world’s biggest mining conglomerates on how they’re dealing with climate change.The “strategic resilience” resolutions put forward on Monday by a coalition of international investors ask giants Rio Tinto, Glencore and Anglo American to provide investors with more information on the risks and business opportunities from a changing climate, starting in 2017.The resolutions follow a similar move last year that targeted oil giants BP and Shell.Four of the 10 biggest pension funds in the world are part of the British-based “Aiming for A” investor coalition, including the Canada Pension Plan and its $272.9 billion in assets.“We’re supportive of the work ‘Aiming for A’ does on transparency,” said Dan Madge, a spokesman for the CPP investment board. “We see this as an important thing for companies to do, which is why we’re lending our name and our influence.”Investors say a new international climate deal brokered in Paris in December puts added pressure on companies to assess their long-term strategic resilience in a carbon-constrained world.Last week, the Liberal government announced that all major resource project applications in Canada are now required to include an assessment of their upstream climate impacts, including the emissions created in the extraction and processing of oil and gas destined for pipelines.Mark Carney, the Canadian governor of the Bank of England, warned the investment and insurance communities last fall about the potential for stranded assets — unburnable reserves of coal, oil and gas — on a warming planet limited by future carbon budgets.The shareholder resolutions filed by the “Aiming for A” coalition are not shaming exercises or publicity stunts, but rather investor efforts to ensure companies come to grips with the long-term business impacts of climate change.The coalition bills the resolutions as “supportive but stretching” of the targeted companies. Helen Wildsmith, a charity fund manager and founder of the group, described the latest resolutions in December as a means for companies to show investors “that their evolving asset portfolios are resilient across future scenarios.”Almost 200 countries agreed in Paris in December to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.ClientEarth, an environmental law non-governmental organization which works with the investor coalition, says the ambitious Paris agenda has global investment implications.“The Paris agreement was a game-changer for carbon-intensive industries and company reporting,” Alice Garton, a lawyer with ClientEarth, said in a release Monday.“These resolutions, which we expect will become binding on management after the AGM (annual general meeting) votes, are an excellent example of investors’ desire for more complete information post-Paris.”Some companies aren’t waiting for shareholders to vote on transparency resolutions. Mining giant BHP Billiton published an investor report, “Climate Change: Portfolio Analysis,” last September.— Follow @BCheadle on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had an incorrect first name for Dan Madge and misidentified the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. read more

Train carriage evacuated as scorpion crawls from passengers bag

first_imgThankfully he later returned to the social media site to confirm the matter had been dealt with.Mr Horton said: “Scorpion is off the train, but it’s loving owner must get to Newark so the two have parted ways. “Passengers can relax once more.”British Transport Police later confirmed the creature had been taken to an exotic pet rescue centre in Peterborough, Cambs, where it is being cared for. A train carriage was evacuated when a passenger’s pet scorpion escaped on board.The unnamed woman had packed the arachnid in an ice cream tub before boarding the Virgin Trains East Coast service to Edinburgh.But when it made off, passengers were left stranded for eight minutes at Peterborough station while the affected carriage was sealed off and searched.Harry Horton was on board the train and tweeted about what was happening.He wrote:  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. There is a scorpion on board our train so we’ve had to evacuate the carriage. The police are getting on at the next station to assess.— Harry Horton (@harry_horton) January 1, 2017 Now the guard is asking if there are any vets on board the train to help out.— Harry Horton (@harry_horton) January 1, 2017last_img read more

Natural gas engine specialist Omnitek starts shipping to Chinese subsidiary for mining

first_imgOmnitek Engineering Corp has announced that it has commenced shipments of the company’s natural gas engine components to its exclusive distributor in China, Omnitek Beijing. The Omnitek system components will be utilised to convert large marine engines, mining trucks and power generators from diesel to natural gas. New natural gas engine production will prioritise engines for marine and on-road applications. The LNG fuel to operate the mining trucks and river barges will be supplied by SINOPEC, which also plays a supporting role in the projects.Omnitek Beijing is a partner in a new manufacturing facility being built in Shandong Province with capacity for 40,000 natural gas engines annually. Upon completion, the complex will include two factories with engine assembly lines, an office building, engine testing capabilities, a truck assembly line and showroom. The Chinese company has received government authorisation to manufacture and apply natural gas engines for inland waterways, and on-road and off-road applications. “Omnitek Beijing is well situated to take advantage of the large-scale shift to natural gas in China, and we are exited to participate in the development of this market,” said Werner Funk, president and Chief Executive Officer of Omnitek Engineering Corp.“Considerable time and resources have been invested over the past few years to demonstrate the performance and the positive economic impact of diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions and to launch this sizeable project; and, we are gratified that our technology has been recognized as an important solution to water and air pollution caused by diesel engines. We look forward to ramping up top-level component shipments from the company’s US facility in California to the engine manufacturing facility in China, cooperating with technical support and reporting our milestones,” Funk added. He noted natural gas utilisation in China complements the government mandate for replacement of diesel engines to reduce the tremendous environmental burden high-polluting diesel engines place on the environment in China.last_img read more

Taoiseach says Trump could visit Ireland as early as June

first_imgTaoiseach says Trump could visit Ireland as early as June Yesterday in the Oval Office, Trump has said that he hopes to visit Ireland this year. By Christina Finn Yesterday Prime Minister Leo Varadkar @campaignforleo visited the @WhiteHouse to honor #StPatricksDay. Thank you for joining us in celebrating the many wonderful traditions of Ireland!— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) March 15, 2019 Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images 9,767 Views Friday 15 Mar 2019, 11:17 PM Share634 Tweet Email1 Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Mar 15th 2019, 11:17 PM Short URL TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said the US President Donald Trump could visit Ireland as early as June. Speaking to reporters in Chicago, on the second leg of his St Patrick’s Day trip to the US, Varadkar said that Trump did not tell him any specific date in which he might visit. However, he said Trump is due to visit Europe twice in the next year – in June and December – adding that it would make sense for Trump to tag a visit to Ireland at the end of one of those trips. He added that no firm details had been discussed with Irish officials as of yet. Trump is expected to attend the D-day commemorations in Normandy in June and the annual NATO summit in December. Yesterday in the Oval Office, Trump has said that he hopes to visit Ireland this year. Describing Ireland as a special place, Trump referenced his golf resort at Doonbeg in Co Clare.“I have a very warm spot for Doonbeg, I will tell you that. And, it’s just a great place,” he said.The US leader made similar comments during last year’s sit down in Washington DC.Last November, Trump was due to visit Clare and Dublin. In September, the status of the visit was the source of much confusion with the Irish government and the White House offering different answers as to whether it would go ahead.Some clarity was finally provided when the White House informed the Irish ambassador in the US that the November trip had been cancelled for “scheduling reasons”. The cancellation blindsided the government, which scrambled to find details from their US counterparts as to whether the trip was postponed or cancelled.Yesterday, the Taoiseach made international headlines when he attended a breakfast meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence with his partner, Matt Barrett. In his speech, he said as leader of Ireland, he is judged on his political record, and not his sexual orientation. Pence has been criticised in the past for his stance on LGBT issues. During last year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Pence extended the invite to Barrett for this year. When asked this evening about whether Pence and Varadkar had discussed the speech, the Taoiseach said:“We didn’t really discuss the speech but we had a good chat afterwards on different issues and I had the chance to meet him again in the White House.“I met his brother who was recently elected to congress and his sister too.“They are very nice people and certainly have made me feel welcome when I have been in DC. Obviously we have very different views on social policy but I think the best way to manage these things is to engage with people rather than boycotting them and that’s what I intend to do.”Earlier today, First Lady Melania Trump tweeted out some photos from yesterday’s events, which included a photo with Trump, Varadkar and Barrett. Source: Melania Trump/Twitter 47 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Louragan Beatriz fonce vers la côte Pacifique du Mexique

first_imgL’ouragan Beatriz fonce vers la côte Pacifique du MexiqueLes services météorologiques mexicain et américain ont annoncé que la tempête tropicale Beatriz, dans le Pacifique, s’était transformée hier en un ouragan de catégorie 1, menaçant la côte ouest du Mexique.Emise par les météorologues mexicains du SNM et relayée par le centre américain des ouragans (NHC) de Miami, une alerte à l’ouragan, de catégorie 1, est entrée en vigueur pour la côte ouest du Mexique, vers laquelle se dirige depuis lundi l’ouragan Beatriz, avec des vents à 120 km/h et des fortes pluies. Sont particulièrement menacés la station balnéaire de Zihuatanejo et les ports de Manzanillo et de Lazaro Cardenas.Dans le port touristique d’Acapulco (état de Guerrero), des vents violents ont provoqué des chutes d’arbres, faisant un blessé. Dans les montagnes environnantes, les pluies ont déjà inondé plusieurs routes. La pêche est d’ores et déjà interdite dans l’état de Colima, et la population côtière a été placée en état d’alerte, tandis que dans tout le centre de la côte Pacifique,  la navigation est déconseillée en raison de fortes vagues. Le 21 juin 2011 à 13:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Inslee Murray rally Democrats at getoutthevote event

first_imgGov. Jay Inslee and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray appeared in Vancouver on Friday, rallying the party faithful at a get-out-the-vote event ahead of Tuesday’s election.Inslee told his fellow Democrats that he’s Tim Probst’s No. 1 fan. All three are on Tuesday’s ballot.Probst is locked in a tight battle with Rep. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, for the 17th Legislative District Senate seat, and the outcome could decide which party holds the majority for the next two years. Wilson won the primary by 50 votes.“We’re committed to giving our children a better educational opportunity — all of our children, not just those who might get a post-doctorate degree in chemistry, but all of our children,” Inslee told the crowd at the Clark County Democrats’ campaign office.Probst is the best suited to help children “who were born (without) a silver spoon in their mouths,” Inslee said.Inslee touted one of Probst’s proudest achievements while serving in the state House, which was the creation of Opportunity Scholarships to help students pay for college. More than 10,000 scholarships have been awarded.Inslee also encouraged the crowd to remind voters when they are knocking on the doors and making calls that the state needs people who will unite communities.last_img read more

New Barricades Stolen From Soldotna Creek Park

first_imgCarmichael: “It’s disheartening. Nothing surprises me too much after the years, but then suddenly I get surprised again.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The lock was cut and an unknown individual stole some of the brand new barricades from Soldotna Creek Park, according to a post from the Soldotna Parks & Recreation Department on Friday. Andrew Carmichael Parks & Recreation Director: “They were stolen on Sunday, and we noticed on Monday. We contact the Soldotna Police. We have so many events, and stuff going on all the time, but we believe it was mid-afternoon on Sunday.” The city had a total of 75 at the start of the summer season. A total of 12 were stolen, and according to Carmichael they cost roughly 100/barricade. If anyone has any information regarding this incident contact Soldotna Police 907-262-4455.last_img read more

Northstar Travel Media Acquired by Wicks Group

first_imgNorthstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group, making it one of the very few successful transactions in traditional b-to-b media in the last several years. The transaction price was not disclosed, but Northstar CEO Tom Kemp described the EBITDA multiple—a critical benchmark that has been highly anticipated throughout the industry—as “mid-to-high single digits.” That number would put it at or near the top of the successful transactions in this market during the last few years, including the sale of Canon Communications to UBM in 2010 and the sale of George Little Management last year from Daily Mail and General Trust to Providence Equity Partners. “The pricing reflects the current market and is most directly influenced by the leverage multiples that lenders are willing to put into this marketplace,” Kemp said. “It’s a good sign for b-to-b media that transactions can get done. It has not been a robust market and it has been hard to get things closed.” In the deal, Northstar moves from one private-equity owner, BV Investment Partners, to another, Wicks. BV is a successor company to Boston Ventures, one of the pioneering private-equity firms involved in b-to-b media. Wicks is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in the media, education, and information industries. One of its early b-to-b media investments dates to the late nineties, when it assembled Wicks Business Information. “The fact that Wicks is interested in writing checks into this market is certainly indicative of the sustainable value of the b-to-b sector,” Kemp said.Wicks will retain Kemp and his management team. More than 10 companies participated in the management-presentation phase of the transaction, Kemp said, indicating a strong level of interest in Northstar. “The area that made us most concerned was financing,” he said. “A lot of the lenders still have a lot of distressed properties in these markets.” Industry sources say lenders have dialed back the amount of money they’re willing to loan, down to about three-times EBITDA from historic highs of double that or more.  Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News,, and Incentive. It also produces more than 20 face-to-face events, and owns PhoCusWright, a leading research and event producer serving the fastest growing segment of the travel industry, on-line travel distribution.The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc., a New York-based investment bank, represented Northstar Travel Media in the deal.last_img read more

Trump Turn The Nations Grief Into Action On Violence

first_imgPresident Donald Trump session with the governors was the latest in which he solicits ideas for stopping gun violence at schools as the White House works to finalize an expected legislative proposal.President Donald Trump told the nation’s governors on Monday that the country will “turn our grief into action” following the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, conferring with state leaders ahead of a push in Congress to respond to the latest carnage.“We have to have action,” Trump declared.Addressing the governors in the State Dining Room, Trump again found fault with the officers who didn’t stop the Florida gunman who carried out the massacre, saying they “weren’t exactly Medal of Honor winners.” The president suggested that if he or the governors had been in that position, they would have acted.“I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon and I think most of the people in this room would have done that, too,” Trump said.Under pressure to act to stem gun violence on school grounds, Trump solicited input from the state chief executives during meetings Monday at the White House. The governors are in Washington for their annual winter meeting.“Our nation is heartbroken. We continue to mourn the loss of so many precious and innocent young lives,” Trump said during a meeting with 39 governors. “But we’ll turn our grief into action. We have to have action.”Seventeen students and teachers were killed in a Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, sparking a public outcry for new gun-control measures as well as action to improve school safety.The president pointed to a number of ideas that he has floated since the shooting, including improving background checks for gun purchases, arming educators and re-opening mental institutions. He has also suggested raising the minimum age for the purchase of assault-style weapons along with paying teachers bonuses for carrying concealed weapons as a way of warding off potential shooters.Trump said he had lunch during the weekend with key leaders of the National Rifle Association, including Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox, and said the NRA officials “want to do something” to address the issue.Trump said there is “no bigger fan of the Second Amendment than me,” but there’s a need to boost background checks and ensure that a “sicko” is unable to get a gun.“Don’t worry about the NRA,” Trump said. “They’re on our side.”Trump’s session with the governors was the latest in which he solicits ideas for stopping gun violence at schools as the White House works to finalize an expected legislative proposal. Trump spent several days last week hearing emotional pleas from parents and students, including some who survived the Parkland shooting, and others who suffered through school shootings in Connecticut and Colorado. He also solicited input from state and local officials.Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, expressed uncertainty when asked whether arming teachers would make children safer.“To be honest, I don’t know,” the mother of three said in an interview with NBC News from South Korea, where she attended the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. “Obviously, there would have to be an incredibly high standard for who would be able to bear arms in our school. But I think there is no one solution for creating safety.”The NRA, which backed Trump for president, opposes increasing the minimum age for assault-style weapons purchases but favors arming teachers.“I think we’re going to have a great bill put forward very soon having to do with background checks, having to do with getting rid of certain things and keeping other things, and perhaps we’ll do something on age, because it doesn’t seem to make sense that you have to wait until you are 21 years old to get a pistol, but to get a gun like this maniac used in the school, you get that at 18,” Trump said during a late Saturday telephone interview with Fox News Channel. “That doesn’t make sense.”This morning, President Trump welcomed about 40 of the Nation’s governors for a business session covering infrastructure, workforce development, opioids, school safety, and other important issues facing America in the year ahead. Read more in 1600 Daily:— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 26, 2018 Share “I really believe, you don’t know until you’re tested but I think I’d—I really believe I’d run in even if I didn’t have a weapon. I think most of the people in this room would’ve done that, too,” Trump told governors during a meeting on school shootings.— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 26, 2018center_img WATCH: President Trump meets with U.S. governors; addresses school safety and gun control measures— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 26, 2018last_img read more

Sunny Day Flooding To Increasingly Threaten Texas Coast

first_imgTravis Bubenik/Houston Public MediaA view of the Gulf Coast in Galveston, TXA new government report says the Texas coast is increasingly at risk of flooding, even when there’s not a rain cloud in sight.Sea level rise is projected to cause more flooding from high tides in Texas and across the U.S., according to the report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.The analysis points both to future risk and present-day problems.“Really the future is now in terms of sea level rise impacts,” William Sweet, a NOAA oceanographer, told NPR. “The ocean is at the brim. It’s clogging storm water systems and it’s spilling into streets.”The East Coast has felt the impacts more than Texas so far, with high tides there flooding roads and farms. But NOAA’s report notes that high tide flooding is increasingly rapidly in Texas as well.NOAA researchers expect the western Gulf of Mexico – i.e. the Texas and Louisiana coasts – to see 10 to 20 days of coastal high tide flooding annually by 2030, and anywhere from 65 to 165 days by 2050. The report says those areas will likely see a median of six days of high tide flooding in 2019, a 130% increase from 2000. (The western Gulf saw eight such days in 2018, a year when no hurricanes made landfall in the area.)On a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Sweet said the threat is growing nationwide.“Without adaptation, impacts are likely to become chronic sooner than later,” he said.It’s not just roads that will be increasingly at risk from rising sea levels nationwide; high tide flooding can also overwhelm or damage drainage and sewer systems.“Annual flood records are expected to be broken again next year and for years and decades to come,” the NOAA report summary reads. “Projecting out to 2030 and 2050 provides vital information for communities who are already taking adaptation steps to address coastal flooding impacts and those who are beginning to assess future flood risk in their communities.” Sharelast_img read more

A holiday filled with color and dance

first_imgRelated posts:To the streets we go, bearing lanterns PHOTOS: Celebrating independence in Limón When you shop in Costa Rica, take a friend A sailfish in the sky From coast to coast, Costa Rica yesterday was awash in red, white, blue, and national pride. In keeping with tradition, children and teenagers played the most essential role, delighting their families with dance, music and pageantry. A young woman in Santo Domingo de Heredia took a moment to collect herself before her moment in the spotlight. Stay tuned for more Independence Day images from photographer Priscilla Mora.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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gave the names of the deceased Justices as Abdulkadir Jega who is the Presiding Justice of the Abuja Division of the appellate court and Justice Musa Hassan Alkali of the Ilorin Division? He disclosed that it was with a deep sense of shock but with gratitude to Almighty Allah that he learnt of the death of the two justices The Economic Confidential has released its Annual States Viability Index (ASVI) which shows that seventeen (17) States are insolvent as their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) in 2017 were far below 10% of their receipts from the Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in the same year The index proved that without the monthly disbursement from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) many states remain unviable and cannot survive without the federally collected revenue mostly from the oil sector The IGR are generated by states through Pay-As-You-Earn Tax (PAYE) Direct Assessment Road Taxes and revenues from Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDA)s The report further indicates that the IGR of Lagos State of N333bn is higher than that of 30 States put together whose Internally Generated Revues are extremely low and poor compared to their allocations from the Federation Account The states with impressive over 30% IGR apart from Lagos are Ogun Rivers Edo Kwara Enugu and Kano States who generated N607bn in total while the remaining states merely generated a total of N327bn in 2017 Only Lagos and Ogun States generated more revenue than their allocations from the Federation Account by 165% and 107% respectively and no any other state has up to 100% of IGR to the federal largesse The IGR of the 36 states of the federation totalled N931bn in 2017 as compared to N80195 billion in 2016 an increase of N130 billion The report noted that poor states may not stay afloat outside the Federation Account Allocation due to socio-political crises including insurgency militancy armed-banditry and herdsmen attacks “Other states lack foresight in revenue generation drive coupled with arm-chair governance” it added “The states that may not survive without the Federation Account due to poor internal revenue generation are Bauchi which realized a meagre N43bn compared to a total of N85bn it received from the Federation Account Allocation (FAA) in 2017 representing about 5%; Yobe with IGR of N359bn compared to FAA of N67bn representing 533%; Borno N49bn compared to FAA of N92bn representing 541%; Kebbi with IGR of N439bn compared to N76bn of FAA representing 577% and Katsina with IGR of N6bn compared to N103bn of FAA representing 58% within the period under review “Other poor internal revenue earners are Niger which generated N65bn compared to FAA of N87bn representing 743%; Jigawa N66bn compared to FAA of N85bn representing 775%; Imo N68bn compared to FAA of N85bn representing 81% and Akwa Ibom N15bn compared to FAA of N197bn representing 806% Ekiti N49bn compared to FAA of N59bn representing 838%; Osun N64bn compared to FAA of N76bn representing 845 % Adamawa N62bn compared to FAA of N729bn representing 849% Taraba N57bn compared to FAA of N66bn representing 870% and Ebonyi N51bn compared to FAA of N578bn representing 8% “Meanwhile Lagos State remained steadfast in its number one position in IGR with a total revenue generation of N333bn compared to FAA of N201bn which translate to 165% in the twelve months of 2017 It is followed by Ogun State which generated IGR of N7483bn compared to FAA of N69bn representing 107% Others with impressive IGR include Rivers with N89bn compared to FAA of N178bn representing 50%; Edo with IGR of N25bn compared to FAA of N75bn representing 33% Kwara State however with a low receipt from the Federation Account has greatly improved in its IGR of N19bn compared to FAA of N61bn representing 32% while Enugu with IGR of N22bn compared to FAA of N69bn representing 32% Kano generated N42bn compared to FAA of N143bn representing 30% while Delta State earned N51bn IGR against FAA of N175bn representing 29% “The Economic Confidential ASVI further showed that only three states in the entire Northern region have IGR above 20% They are Kwara Kano and Kaduna States Meanwhile ten states in the South recorded over 20% IGR in 2017 They are Lagos Ogun Rivers Edo Enugu Delta Cross River Anambra Oyo and Abia States “The states with the poorest Internally Generated Revenue of less than 10% in the South are Bayelsa Ebonyi Osun Ekiti Akwa-Ibom and Imo States while in the North we have Gombe Zamfara Taraba Adamawa Jigawa Niger Katsina Kebbi Borno Yobe and Bauchi States” near Mecca. 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For all the latest Chandigarh News, some victims are more equal than others. Iyengar has also penned two songs for the remake of Subhash Ghai’s “Hero” and is also co-writing the dialogues for Karan Johar’s directorial “Ae Dil Hai Muskhil”. leading the forward to "unreservedly" apologise to interim boss Gareth Southgate, identified as Satish Kumar, powerful performance" that should give Biden pause, "He valued my judgment. read more