B.C. Court of Appeal to hear province’s oil transport reference case Monday

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – British Columbia’s Court of Appeal will consider a key question regarding provincial powers in the political battle over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project during a five-day hearing that starts Monday.The B.C. government’s reference case asks the court if the province has jurisdiction to regulate the transport of oil through its territory and restrict bitumen shipments from Alberta.Specifically, it asks if proposed amendments to British Columbia’s Environmental Management Act are valid and if they give the province the authority to control the shipment of heavy oils based on the impact spills could have on the environment, human health or communities.- Advertisement -The province is also asking the court whether the amendments are overridden by federal law.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have said only Ottawa, not the provinces, has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines.Alberta and Saskatchewan have both filed documents as interested parties supporting the federal government in the case.Advertisement When B.C. filed the reference case last year, Alberta announced it would ban B.C. wines and accused Horgan of trying to break the rules of Confederation in newspaper ads.Last summer, the Federal Appeal Court overturned approval of the project to triple oil shipments from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C., ruling that the National Energy Board had not properly considered its impact on marine life nor had Ottawa meaningfully consulted with Indigenous groups.Last month, the board found that the pipeline is still in the public interest despite the risk that an increase in tanker traffic could adversely affect southern resident killer whales, hurt related Indigenous culture and increase greenhouse gas emissions. It added 16 new recommendations for federal government action in addition to the 156 conditions in its initial approval in 2016.The federal government purchased the pipeline last year.Advertisement Trudeau has said the expansion is in the best interests of all Canadians and his government has committed $1.5 billion to an ocean protection plan that includes millions for research on B.C. killer whales.Horgan said last year the aim of the case is to protect the province’s coastline and economy from the harms of an oil spill.“We believe it is our right to take appropriate measures to protect our environment, economy and our coast from the drastic consequence of a diluted bitumen spill,” Horgan said in a statement when the reference case was announced last April.“And we are prepared to confirm that right in the courts.”last_img read more

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AC Milan target Liverpool ace following massive Chinese buy-out

first_img Daniel Sturridge AC Milan are ready to push ahead with a move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge after their new Chinese owners completed their takeover.The Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux rubber stamped a complex £630million deal to buy the Italian giants on Thursday after intense negotiations which lasted for months.And after taking control of the club, the Chinese consortium is now looking to push ahead with some serious spending this summer.Top of their list, according to Calciomercato, is Sturridge as they want to bring in a striker to lead the line for them next season.Milan believe the England international could be bought on the cheap as the 27-year-old has fallen out of favour under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.Milan are also reportedly looking at Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid. 1last_img read more

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New preschool will be Earth-friendly

first_imgWith funding from a number of local foundations and individual supporters, the nonprofit has raised more than half of its goal. The building will be completed in August 2007, with the old facility open until the new building is move-in ready. For 45 years, the Mother’s Club has taught “two-generation” literacy programs that educate both mothers and preschoolers living in isolation and poverty, struggling with language barriers, lack of job skills and overcrowded living conditions. “The power of two promotes strong parent-child relationships,” said Mayor Bill Bogaard on Wednesday. Looking around at the bevy of toddlers and their mothers, he added, “Maybe the theme should be the power of two, or more.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – From the ceiling down to the soap, this preschool is going green. More than 50 toddlers and their mothers paraded in hard hats, pulling wagons of cardboard bricks and plastic shovels for the virtual groundbreaking of the new Mother’s Club learning center Wednesday morning. As the first green-certified preschool in California, the 10,000-square-foot, $6.5 million facility at 980 N. Fair Oaks Ave. is being built according to the principals of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Instead of building from the ground up, the organization will be gutting the former headquarters of the American Friends Service Committee and reusing materials. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system “This isn’t your typical groundbreaking. We don’t have any broken ground, shovels or bulldozers,” said Judith Wilson, campaign chair and president of the board. The front of the building will be tiled in solar panels that take energy into a ceramic cell to generate electricity and reduce energy consumption. “We’ll probably be close to 50 percent independent power,” said John Dale, architect for the project, of Harley Ellis Devereaux in Los Angeles. The new school will include an infant and toddler center, preschool, parent education center and outdoor learning center for up to 70 children instead of the 50 it holds at its current East Orange Grove Boulevard location. Adult literacy classes, health access and education programs, and professional training for early childhood educators will be available during the evening. last_img read more

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Washington County Inmate Roster – 11.29.17

first_imgTimothy Ebertshauser, 26, ScottsburgCriminal Tresspass Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentAugust 28, 2017Harley Lee Smith, 21, SalemFalse Informing Bryan Allen Tye, 21, SalemServe Time 8.29.17Washington County Sheriff’s DepartmentSharon R. Wolfe, 58, SalemOperating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration of at least .08 or highercenter_img Clarksville Police DepartmentBryan K. Been, 48, ClarksvilleCheck Deception Salem City PoliceSamatha L. Herron, 26, SalemPossession of MethPossession of marijuana, hash oil, hashish or salviaMaintaining a common nuissancePossession of Paraphernalialast_img

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Huge outpouring of grief as tragic crash friends are named

first_imgThe two friends killed in a single-vehicle car crash in Inishowen yesterday have been named as Nathan Fullerton and Nathan Farrell.The young men were among five friends whose car crashed into a wall and then struck a tree outside Quigley’s Point at around 3.30am.All five are from the Buncrana area. The three other young men in the crash are recovering in hospital with various levels of injuries but none are understood to be life-threatening.One of the men has since been transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast to be treated for a serious spinal injury.Local Sinn Fein Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn said he knew the dead boys’ families and he was simply devastated for them.He said “Inishowen has suffered more than most as a result of tragedies on our roads. We have buried far too many of our young people. “The entire community is devastated for someone so young to be taken from us. We’re all so weary of roads deaths.”He added that the latest double-death on the roads of Donegal show how fragile life is for young people behind the wheel.“It just shows how fragile our young people are in cars. At the end of the day, it’s just a bit of thin that’s protecting you.”Emergency services rushed to the scene fo the crash on the Redcastle side of Quigley’s Point on the shores of Lough Foyle.Garda forensic experts spent yesterday examining the scene of the single-vehicle crash in a bid to determine what may have caused the crash The latest horror crash on the peninsula’s roads came just hours after the Head of the Donegal Garda Traffic Corps pleaded with people to take extra care on the roads of Donegal.Inspector Michael Harrison had warned people of extra volumes of traffic on the roads considering the Bank Holiday Weekend.Thousands of cross-border visitors traditionally travel across the border from Derry and other parts of Northern Ireland into Donegal where many have holiday homes.Inspector Harrison had warned “I am appealing to people to take extra care on the roads this weekend considering the high volume of traffic coming into the county. “I am asking people to slow down, wear their seat belts and never to drive under the influence.“We will have checkpoints across the county this weekend and if people break the rules of the road, they will be apprehended.”Four people have died so far on Donegal’s roads this year compared to just one for last year at this time.Huge outpouring of grief as tragic crash friends are named was last modified: May 1st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:crashdonegalGardaiquigleys pointlast_img read more

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Study: Location-Based Services Users are Passionate but Niche

first_imgTags:#mobile The new survey also found that the use of location-based services is increasing within its user base, with 74% saying they’ve been using the apps more often than before, while 27% said they’ve been decreasing their use. Nearly half (47%) of respondents say they use two-five location-based social networks, 45% say they use just one and only 8% say they use six or more. Who Uses Location-Based Social Networks? Those Who Don’t Care About PrivacyAnother interesting insight the data reveals is that the current users of location-based social networking services aren’t overly concerned with their privacy, it seems. A whopping 77% of the users reported that they check in the most often from their own home. Work, restaurants, the gym and events trailed with 16%, 3%, 2% and 2% respectively as other popular check-in venues. sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Myxer surveyed over 1,500 users in the U.S. and found that only 11% of the respondents used these location-based mobile applications. While that figure seems low, it’s actually several points higher than analyst firm Forrester Research’s report from July, which claimed that only 4% of U.S. adults used apps like these. Forrester also claimed that only 1% of those who use location-based apps do so more than once per week. Myxer, however, found heavier usage: 31% of those surveyed claimed they check in a couple of times per week, 30% check in once per day, 26% check in every hour (who are these people, we wonder?) and 13% said they check in just a couple of times per month. Related Posts A new report released today from mobile media provider Myxer examines the current trends among check-in applications, that is, the particular group of location-based mobile social networks that allow users to announce their arrival at a specific venue in return for rewards, coupons, deals or other offers. The company found that among the top mobile check-in applications, there was a clear leader: Booyah’s MyTown, a location-based game built around your own city’s local shops and businesses. MyTown is heavily favored by consumers, attracting 56% of the mobile audience that uses location-based applications such as these. Loopt was in second place, with 12% of users and Gowalla and Foursquare lagged even further behind, at only 8% each. However, only 11% of mobile users are participating in the location-based social networking community, with the majority of mobile users claiming they’re simply “not interested” in these types services. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The users of these services are also surprisingly social, especially given the concerns over cyber-stalking that these networks could contribute to. In fact, 59% said that they have more friends on their location-based networks than on their traditional social networks like Facebook and Twitter; 41% said they have less. They also said their primary reasons for using the apps is to share their location with their friends (58%) and to find out where their friends are located (42%). As for the demographic make up of the users, the largest group (30%) is 35-54 and the second largest group (22%) is 25-24, which seems to imply these networks are skewing older than Twitter and Facebook. Perhaps this is because using check-in services require users to move about around the city, a freedom that tweens and teens don’t often have to the same degree. Only 19% of location-based apps users are teens (13-17) and 22% are young adults (18-24). And those aged 55 and up make up 7% of users, according to the data collected. Who Doesn’t Use Location-Based Networks and Why?As for the large majority of mobile users – the 89% who say they don’t use check-in services at all – privacy, surprisingly, isn’t the top concern regarding their non-use of these services. Instead, 23% of users say they are unable to participate because their phone doesn’t have the ability to use location-based apps, which often exist solely as mobile applications on smartphones.The larger majority (56%) say they’re simply “not interested.” That engagement hurdle is what makers of location-based applications and games are now working to overcome. By providing more rewards, coupons, discounts and deals while also offering spirited and fun gameplay, some of those 56% may eventually change their minds. As we’ve noted earlier, rewards are the key to location-based application success. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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New Technologies Boost Efficiency for Lawyers

first_imgEmbracing technology demonstrates to clients that you’re paying attention to change. But technology doesn’t just help your clients; it helps you. When invoices are emailed and deposits are made automatically, when reminders are automated, and when you can access documents from any device and any location, you’re free to spend your time on billable tasks.Intel has a number of tablets and PC offerings that bring power, security, and broad accessibility to legal firms large and small. For more small business resources and case studies, visit our dedicated hub, and follow @IntelSmallBiz on Twitter. Video conferencing. If your clients are national or global (or if you want them to be),  provide on-demand answers with video conferencing. Skype, GoToMeeting, and JoinMe are well-established conferencing platforms, among many others — and they’re a lot cheaper than a plane ticket. Online, automated legal services and apps. Virtual assistants, automated invoicing, and an automated social media presence are all good next steps.Document collaboration. Apps like Box, Confluence, and many others let you access documents securely and remotely, and offer version-tracking. The market for legal services is shifting. With so much available on demand, clients are looking for efficiency, integration, and fast answers from lawyers. Technology is essential to achieving these goals. With a few relatively minor adoptions and changes in workflow, small law firms have an opportunity to save time and compete on a much larger scale.We’ve compiled a helpful guide to technologies — some new, some essential — for the forward-looking small law firm.Operations and client serviceCollaborative technology helps small law firms in many ways. Lawyers can stay informed of changing legislation, network with other lawyers, and update legal forms and documents in moments. Rather than simply being a legal document rubber-stamper, today’s lawyers can use technology to improve operational efficiency and provide a truly personal experience for their clients through direct interaction. Popular web-based applications include tools like Harvest (time tracking), Gusto (payroll), Google Docs (document collaboration), and Slack (interoffice communication). Many of these are free or relatively low-cost and provide a good entry point to a cloud-based workflow.Clients expect modern technologyOne of the strongest arguments for adopting technology in a firm’s operations and communications is that clients expect digital access. Many modern offices no longer use fax machines or photocopiers. And with remote work becoming increasingly popular, especially among younger workers, mailing documents to physical locations is inconvenient. Small firms should have the following tools, or be actively developing them: A responsive, mobile-optimized website. For a great example, click around the website of New York attorney Jenny Odegard. Bonus points if your website includes resources and a client portal.A task-management system. Outlook, Remember the Milk, and Todoist are great examples.A document library. Save time by avoiding redundancy, and keep everything in one place with these great cloud-based document storage and sharing options. Client-centered toolsOnce you’ve nailed the basics, consider distinguishing your law firm by adding services that make communicating with your clients even easier. Some ideas:last_img read more

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SPORT-DOMINGO 3 LAST

first_imgWith South Africa gearing up for three T20s, five ODIs With South Africa gearing up for three T20s, five ODIs and four Test matches in the 75-day tour, Domingo weighed up the challenges of a long away series. “The advantages of a long tour is that people always say that its too much cricket that is being played, players are burnt out, so we cant say we are burnt out. We have had a pretty easy schedule in terms of work load after the world cup. The disadvantage is that we come here having not played Test match cricket “The last Test match we played was in the West Indies in New Year, so we have not played too much of Test cricket. The advantage of that would be that players would be hungry to do well in that format. They still see Tests as the pinnacle of cricket. This year unfortunately we havent played much Test cricket, next year is going to be different. “So when we do get time to play Tests we take it really seriously and we know that we are the number one Test side in the world and we would like to hang on to that spot for a long period of time,” he said. Domingo also asserted that South Africa is a good travelling unit with players enjoying each others company. “I think the players enjoy each others company for starters. I think there is a big camaraderie in the group, they enjoy each others company. I suppose being from Africa we are used to being in tough places. Africa is not for sissys, Africa is a tough place. “So for us to travel to different places is a challenge for us. We really enjoy that. Seeing different cultures, meeting different people. We have got a good nucleus of senior players who are really good people, that mixes easily with different cultures and different people and I think thats the strength of our side,” he said. PTI FK PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

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Report: Austria 1 N. Ireland 0

first_imgMarko Arnautovic scored his third goal in four games for club and country to help Austria earn a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland in the Nations League.The in-form West Ham forward has netted four in seven Premier League matches this season and his perseverance against a determined Northern Ireland side paid off with a goal in the 71st minute.Michael O’Neill’s men withstood waves of pressure in Vienna and looked set to earn their first point in the competition after goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell made two crucial saves. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Visiting captain Steven Davis should have claimed the points when he was presented with a one-on-one against goalkeeper Heinz Lindner but he squandered the chance and Arnautovic made sure he would rue the miss by calmly slotting home the winner.Northern Ireland goalkeeper Peacock-Farrell picked up a backpass to present Austria with a first-half set-piece inside the penalty area but Arnautovic’s shot hit the defensive wall.Paddy McNair drew a good save from Lindner after half-time before Peacock-Farrell did well to fingertip Arnautovic’s low shot around the post following neat footwork from the West Ham forward.Davis missed a gilt-edged chance midway through the second half when Stuart Dallas put him through on goal, the midfielder outpacing the Austrian defence but then dragging his shot wide.The game’s decisive moment arrived at the other end when Peter Zulj’s pass found Arnautovic onside and he beat McNair for pace before side-footing a shot into the far corner, beating Peacock-Farrell low to the goalkeeper’s left.The Captain came close to opening the scoring in Vienna! Still 25 minutes left…#GAWA pic.twitter.com/AE7zZhBb5N— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) October 12, 2018With six minutes left, substitute Will Grigg glanced a header onto the post from a McNair corner but the ball bounced up into Lindner’s hands to sum up a frustrating night for Northern Ireland. What it means: Austria off the mark as Northern Ireland struggleAfter a disappointing defeat to Bosnia-Herzegovina in their Nations League opener, Austria claimed a morale-boosting victory that keeps them in contention, while Northern Ireland must console themselves after following up their own loss to the Group B3 leaders by taking nothing from another gritty display.Peacock-Farrell recovers from early errorHaving looked naïve after picking up a backpass in the first half, Leeds United’s Peacock-Farrell emerged as one of Northern Ireland’s best players with impressive stops from Arnautovic and Marcel Sabitzer.Lewis slow to reactWhile McNair was marking Arnautovic when he scored, it was left-back Jamal Lewis who played the forward onside in a moment that settled the match, the Norwich City defender failing to step up with his team-mates to play the offside trap.What’s next?As they look to avoid Nations League relegation, Northern Ireland have the chance to gain revenge for a 2-1 home defeat to Bosnia-Herzegovina when they travel for a return clash on Monday, while Austria play away to Denmark in a friendly a day later. read morelast_img read more

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Mahajan urges AP Home minister to stop cock fights

first_imgMumbai, Jan 12 (PTI) BJP MP Poonam Mahajan today wrote to Andhra Pradesh Home minister N Chinarajappa, urging him to stop the cockfighting events illegally conducted in the state, despite the high courts prohibitory orders.On December 26, the Hyderabad High Court had upheld the ban on cock-fights and directed the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments to ensure that no cockfights take place during the Sankranti festival.The high court had passed the orders on petitions filed by the Animal Welfare Board of India, Humane Society International/India, People for Animals and other organisations.”This was a huge step forward for animal rights. Cock fights are a blood sport and a front for illegal betting, child labour and illicit liquor. Cocks are pitted against one another, provoked and have knives tied to their feet so they cause extreme harm and even death,” Mahajan, who was recently appointed as the chief of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of BJP, said in her letter.She said that despite the HC orders, cock fights are taking place all over the state and cock fighting rings are being prepared, including in a municipal ground in Ramalingeshwar Nagar in Vijayawada.”Preparations are going on in Rajahmundry, Anantpur, Amalapuram, Eluru, Vijayawada, Kothagudem. Animal welfare advocates are on the ground approaching the District Collectors, but it is falling on deaf ears. This is a retrograde and deplorable practice. It harms animals and is illegal,” she stated. PTI MM NPlast_img read more

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