Traffic Advisory Yarmouth and Annapolis Counties

first_img Raynardton Bridge, including gravel sections of Raynardton Road Doug Way Road Yarmouth County/Annapolis County The following roads are closed because of flooding or storm damage. Motorists should use alternate routes and adjust speed where hydroplaning and flooding may occur. Yarmouth County: Annapolis County: -30-last_img

Candid Talks

first_imgPrachi Tehlan, who started her career with a small but crucial role in Star Plus show ‘Diya aur Baati Hum’ has become a popular name in the showbiz industry today. From working in the corporate world, representing India in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to finding the hidden actor in her, Prachi has proved her potential everywhere. Indeed she is the Jack of all trades. Before the release of her upcoming big-budget Malayalam movie opposite megastar Mammootty, Millennium Post caught up with the actress to have a quick candid chat. Here are few excerpts: Also Read – CANDID TALK An actor you want to share screen with Salman Khan Your success mantra Be mentally strong and stay focused One personality you want to exchange your life with Jennifer Lopez. She is a pool of talent with a great personality One advice you want to give to your fellow actresses I would advise most of them to be less insecure of other girls on the set. Everyone is there for a reason. Comparisons, insecurity, and jealousy only make the process bitter. Also Read – Candid Talk with EvelynOne similarity in the corporate world and showbiz industry Both are extremely competitive and one with a strong mind can only survive in the long run. Your definition of happiness Being in love with people and nature Period drama, biopic – what would be your pick and why? Biopic. It gives you an opportunity to step in the shoes of another person whose achievements are being converted into a biopic – which I believe is incredible in its own way What’s that one thing you have which others don’t Height (this is what I know) and positive aura (this is what people tell me) What do you dislike about yourself I am a very complicated and an easy going person at the same time. I am highly impatient towards reaching my goals in life, which keeps me driven to work hard.last_img read more

Search and Rescue crews rescue unprepared kayakers near Fish Creek

first_imgLamond said the tale serves as a cautionary one, and that residents should make sure to do their research and be well-versed when venturing into the area wilderness. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Officials with North Peace Search and Rescue are advising members of the public take extra precautions when heading out on area waterways during the Spring snow melt after rescuing four overdue kayakers over the weekend.North Peace Search and Rescue GM Brian Lamond said crews were activated in the search for the four overdue boaters on Saturday evening at around 10:30 after receiving a call from the RCMP. Lamond said that after searching for around two hours, crews were able to track the four kayakers down and ensure they were able to make it back to their vehicle, which was parked on the Cecil Lake Road.Lamond said that the quartet put in to Fish Creek near Northern Lights College, with plans to paddle down the creek to Montney Creek to where that creek joins the Beatton River. He explained that though the four boaters thought they trip would be a short one, they were hampered by the swollen flows in area streams and a large amount of fallen trees across the creek’s path.last_img read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

The Canadian Press TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Air Canada earningsAir Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu speaks to analysts about the airline’s first-quarter results on Monday. Canada’s largest airline has announced that it is removing its grounded Boeing 737 Max jets from service until at least Aug. 1 in order to provide more certainty for passengers with summer travel plans.WestJet updateWestJet CEO Ed Sims will discuss first-quarter results on Tuesday. The Calgary-based airline has announced that flights between Halifax and Paris have been suspended from June 3 through Aug. 2 due to the continued grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft.Latest from QuebecorQuebecor holds its annual general meeting on Thursday. The CRTC has ordered Quebecor to maintain its TVA Sports signal to Bell TV subscribers and threatened to automatically suspend its licence if it continued to scramble the signal of TVA Sports to Bell subscribers over a royalties disputeApril jobs numbersStatistics Canada releases its Labour Force Survey for April on Friday. The survey for March revealed that employment dropped by 7,200 net jobs, the bulk of which were full-time positions, while the unemployment rate held firm at 5.8 per cent.Freshii earningsFreshii Inc. quarterly conference call to discuss first-quarter results on Friday. The Toronto-based company announced that its chief financial officer will leave in early May as the eatery chain grapples with recent lacklustre performance. read more

UN facing 15 billion budget gap reports top official

21 May 2009The United Nations regular budget for 2008-2009 is facing a $1.5 billion gap, almost all of which is caused by nine countries in arrears, a top official with the world body said today. Angela Kane, Under-Secretary-General for Management, told a press conference in New York that the countries in arrears – and accounting for more than 90 per cent of the budget gap as of 7 May – are Brazil, China, Germany, Iran, Mexico, Norway, Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.The UN Controller’s office listed the arrears, as of 7 May, as: $993 million (US), $121 million (UK), $104 million (Germany), $53 million (Republic of Korea), $33 million (China), $21 million (Brazil), $19 million (Norway), $13 million (Iran) and $13 million (Mexico).The remaining outstanding arrears amount to $85 million, according to the office.Ms. Kane said as of 7 May, 76 countries had paid their regular budget assessment in full, as opposed to 86 countries by the same date last year. She said she understood that in the present financial and economic climate some “Member States are having a harder time meeting their financial obligations.”Last December the UN General Assembly approved an almost 17 per cent increase in the current UN budget for the 2008-2009 period to $4.87 billion from $4.17 billion, including nearly $500 million for six months for peacekeeping operations in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region. Ms. Kane said there had been “significant improvement” in contributions to the UN’s peacekeeping budget, with two Member States accounting for 60 per cent of the outstanding arrears, and “high expectations” that the largest payments would be made very soon. In addition, 21 Member States were fully paid up on the peacekeeping budget, with the rest owing partial payments.As for the UN’s $1.8 billion Capital Master Plan, which includes among other items extensive renovations for the Headquarters building, Ms. Kane said 84 Member States had either paid in full or are paying on time through an instalment plan, while 101 others had made partial payments. The UN has a membership of 192 countries. The General Assembly has voted to allow seven countries to retain their voting right despite their not having paid their dues.Asked about recent media reports alleging cases of sexual harassment at the UN, the management chief said the world body had a “zero-tolerance policy” on the matter, citing a recent dismissal of a staffer accused of sending and receiving pornographic e-mails, and a forthcoming revision of procedures which will allow sexual harassment accusers and the accused access to professional legal advice. read more

Inequitable health care rife in the Americas according to new UN report

“The search for equity in health is one of the main objectives,” Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Mirta Roses said in presenting her annual report to the organization’s 47th Directing Council currently meeting in Washington.The report focuses on closing the gaps in health in the least protected populations in the Americas, especially in areas where poverty is highly concentrated in relation to disadvantaged groups such as women, children, indigenous populations, young people and the elderly.“In far too many countries, unnecessary poor health conditions persist” and evidence shows there are a number of cost-effective interventions to improve health conditions, PAHO’s former Director George Alleyne told the region’s Health Ministers today.Dr. Alleyne is an editor of the Disease Control Priorities project, which deals with such issues as tobacco use, cardiovascular disease, maternal and newborn mortality, and the reduction of infectious diseases, such as TB, malaria and HIV/AIDS. The Western hemisphere continues to show inequities in resource allocation and the design and implementation of health policies, according to PAHO, which is the regional office for the Americas of the UN World Health Organization (WHO).The report notes advances in policy making and strengthening operating capacity, and outlines examples of progress in reaching disadvantaged groups such as pregnant mothers and newborns, strengthening primary care and broadening access to health and nutrition, and protecting the health of children and adolescents and preventing youth violence. Other initiatives noted are strengthening gender equality, reducing stigma and discrimination against people affected by HIV/AIDS, protecting the disabled, improving health care for the elderly, and advancing programs to protect against and mitigate the impact of disasters. read more

Senate committee backs aviation bill minus key Trump goal

WASHINGTON – A Republican-led Senate committee on Thursday backed an aviation bill that omits one of President Donald Trump’s goals — turning air traffic control operations over to a private company.The legislation would increase spending for airport improvements and would protect passengers from being forcibly removed from a plane once they are approved to board.The plan to reauthorize federal aviation programs through Sept. 30, 2021, has support from Republicans and Democrats, and passed the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee by voice vote.Still, a major fight is brewing over a provision that would expand the type of training that co-pilots could receive to meet the 1,500-hour requirement necessary to hold a pilot license.A House panel this week approved legislation that would split off air traffic control operations from the Federal Aviation Administration — at odds with the Senate version.Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the committee chairman, said he was “open-minded about the idea,” but appreciates that concerns existed, so the proposal would be considered more when the bill advances to the full Senate.Several Republicans fear the impact on rural airports from privatization, and many Democrats oppose the change.Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., was adamant about opposition to privatization, saying that no matter how hard various interests pressed, the proposal lacks broad support at the committee level and in the full Senate. He described the proposals as “simply not there as a sound idea for the safety of travellers, taxpayers, the economy and the security of this country.”The union representing air traffic controllers supports a split from the FAA. In opposition are various aviation groups that often rely on smaller airports for business travel, recreation, pilot training and crop spraying. They fear the board operating the non-profit company could be controlled by the major airlines and that the smaller airports would become a lesser priority.On pilot training, Thune said his proposal could help ease a shortage for regional airlines. Democrats warned that the change would undermine safety.Congress directed improved pilot training and experience requirements in 2010 after a crash near Buffalo, New York, that killed 49 people on the aircraft and one person on the ground. Since those rules were enacted, there have been zero fatalities on U.S. passenger airliners.Thune said the law already allows some academic training to be counted toward the 1,500 hour, flight time requirement.“This provision would simply allow for other quality training opportunities over potentially less valuable amassing of flight hours,” Thune said.Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., said any accident that occurred with a pilot who had received training through the new standards “will be on us.”Nelson told committee members that he was instructed by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that if the bill contained Thune’s proposal when it reached the Senate floor, he would use every parliamentary tactic available to block it.The Air Line Pilots Association International opposes Thune’s proposal. It said his amendment would allow for “pilot puppy mills.”“These types of second-rate institutions and the substandard pilots they were producing were exactly the reason Congress mandated improvements in pilot training,” the union said.Thune said after the vote that he’s willing to work with Democrats to ease their concerns.“But I do think that we have a serious crisis brewing in rural areas of the country, smaller communities and smaller airports,” Thune said regarding a shortage of certified pilots.One area where lawmakers are united is in providing passengers with more protections from the actions of the airlines, particularly to prevent the forced removal of passengers unless they pose a health or safety risk. That’s a direct response to a United Airlines passenger who was violently dragged off a flight out of Chicago earlier this year.The bill also would eliminate the caps on compensation passengers can receive if they are involuntarily bumped from a flight.__On Twitter, reach Kevin Freking at https://twitter.com/APkfreking Senate committee backs aviation bill minus key Trump goal by Kevin Freking, The Associated Press Posted Jun 29, 2017 8:33 am MDT Last Updated Jun 29, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Ohio State footballs annual student appreciation day

A student tries a field goal as Ohio State coach Urban Meyer looks on at the team’s annual student appreciation day at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on April 8. Credit: Elizabeth Suarez | Multimedia EditorOhio State students pack Ohio Stadium to the brim each home game in the fall, but most stand far from the field. They enthusiastically cheer on their favorite team from a distance, but do not have the opportunity to personally interact with the players and coaches. Student Appreciation Day on Saturday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center was the Ohio State student body’s opportunity to get up-close and personal with the coaches and their favorite players. Ben Gilbert, fourth-year majoring in international studies took a tour of the facility, but said he enjoyed the proximity more than anything. “You get to be closer than you normally would,” Gilbert said. “You’re like 10 feet from (OSU coach) Urban (Meyer).”Students watched a Buckeyes intrasquad scrimmage from a perspective completely unique to them. Rows of students lined up approximately 10 yards behind the line of scrimmage and saw the Buckeyes compete with each other.John Wallace, third-year majoring in interior design, said he enjoyed a tour of the facility and gasped at the presence of the OSU brand. He came alone for his first visit to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, but said he will be back.“Next time I’ll bring my friends to show them the facilities, because as a student, it’s good to see all of the stuff your school has to offer,” Wallace said.The Buckeyes engaged in an intense circle drill where the students moved even closer, surrounding the players in a circle as they individually went head-to-head when coaches called them out. The players went hard at each other, but then Honorable Mention All-Big Ten defensive lineman, senior Jalyn Holmes broke the tension by going one-on-one with a female student. He lifted her up in the air with ease after his teammates jokingly hyped him up like they were preparing for the biggest game of the year.After the intrasquad scrimmage, facility tours and circle drill, the students could meet the players and take pictures with them.Kaishin Lin, second-year majoring in sport industry, said that she loves going to the Buckeyes’ games, but feels distant from the team while in The Shoe. She said she loved how close she was able to get to her favorite players and see them without their helmets.“It’s unique in the sense that a lot of pro sports teams wouldn’t do something like this,” Lin said. “It’s a great way to get the fans out here, and get them to hangout with the players and be more on a personal level.”One student brought a mini basketball hoop and ball to engage with the players during the meet-and-greet portion of the day. Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones allowed the student to dunk on him for a photo and video opportunity. Holmes did not display the same generosity as he dunked on the student himself. Redshirt senior defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle held up the mini hoop as the 6-foot-5, 270-pound Holmes annihilated the student on an alley-oop thrown by junior right tackle Isaiah Prince.A student tries a field goal as Ohio State coach Urban Meyer looks on at the team’s annual student appreciation day at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on April 8. Credit: Elizabeth Suarez | Multimedia Editor read more

Report Tim Tebow Refuses to Change Position

More Tim Tebow news has recently surfaced on the Web. The quarterback, who was released last week by the New England Patriots, refused to change his positions after another NFL team attempted to possibly sign him, according to a report.The report didn’t say which team expressed interest in Tebow.Tebow also reportedly refused an offer to play in the Canadian Football League. According to the source, Tebow would only return to the NFL if he’s given the chance to play quarterback.Tebow, who has seen great success in both the high school and college levels, said he will be in “relentless pursuit” of continuing his dream of being an NFL quarterback.As an NFL player, Tebow completed 47.9 percent (173 of 361) of his passes for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions, and rushed for 989 yards and 12 scores. The quarterback’s best highlight as a pro, is perhaps when he led the Broncos to a win over the Steelers in a 2012 wild-card game, when he threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in overtime. read more

Printery employee robbed by well dressed bandits

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBandits rob UNDP employees outside Brickdam officeSeptember 24, 2016In “latest news”Armed bandits wreck havoc in Diamond, rob businesswoman, taxi driverApril 10, 2018In “Crime”Foiled Bank robbery: Probe widens as female employee, 2 Police officers implicatedJuly 8, 2017In “Crime” Earlier today, two ‘well dressed’ bandits relieved an employee, of her mobile phone, and fled the scene.According to the employee of a printery located in Barr Street, Kitty, Georgetown, at approximately 16:15hrs today, one male and one female who appeared to be young adults, pushed their way into the staff section of the entity and snatched her cell phone from her desk.She noted that the employee section of the office was locked, but she had opened the door to allow her boss to enter. As such, the male suspect who was seen lurking outside of the business, pushed the owner of the entity out of the way and grabbed the Samsung S7 mobile phone which was in plain sight.The traumatized staff relayed that the young man then fled the scene,with his female accomplice running behind him.“They were all well dressed. You’d think they worked in an office! The girl had on long heels, and she took them off and ran away with her partner,” the employee recalled.According to information received, the duo allegedly intended to rob the business, since they noticed that only one staff was still on duty at the time. However, when the owner of the business showed up unexpectedly, they changed the course of their plans.The police were contacted and investigations are ongoing. (Ramona Luthi) read more