Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura has taken initiative to unite regional parties to voice demand for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in entire northeastern region. Upbeat over conclusion of the exercise in Assam, the Party began voicing demand for the same in Tripura.INPT General Secretary Jagadish Debbarma said they will hold a ‘huge’ rally at Khumulwng, headquarters of Tripura tribal autonomous district council, on September 24 to press two major demands – implementation of the NRC and withdrawal of proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill.Mr. Debbarma on Monday informed his Party has been in touch with the regional parties in other States with an intention to create a confederation “to consolidate movement to achieve the demands”. Top leaders of mainstream regional parties have been invited to the rally.INPT’s ploys however seen as efforts to revive its base in tribal areas ahead of elections to the tribal autonomous district council due in early next year. INPT has been a traditional ally of the Congress and the alliance expected to continue in council’s election.Regional parties always have a tendency to cultivate sensitive issues that concern State’s indigenous population which reduced to minority over the decades owing to migration and infiltration of non-tribals from across the international border.There is however a difference between regional parties in other northeastern States and Tripura as parties like INPT and others accept cut-off year 1971 for detection and deportation of foreigners. In other States, demand is for 1952 as cut-off year.INPT also moved the Supreme Court seeking an order for imposition of NRC in Tripura. A few other regional parties have followed the suit.
View comments Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We just played a good team,” George said. “I thought they made some big plays, big shots. Gotta live with it.”Steven Adams and Dennis Schroeder each had 16 points for Oklahoma City, and Jerami Grant scored 15.Oklahoma City suffered its first loss since a 138-128 overtime setback against the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 17.Westbrook made two free throws to pull Oklahoma City within 127-125 with 45.9 seconds remaining after Boston had led by six with 1:27 to go.Irving’s driving finger-roll with 23.3 seconds left put Boston up by four, but Grant answered with a 3-pointer to bring the Thunder within 129-128.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oklahoma City squandered a chance to take the lead after Jayson Tatum missed one of two free throws. Irving stripped Westbrook with 8.1 seconds on the clock and Horford got the ball back to Tatum, who sealed the win at the line.“In a (tight) game like that, I’ve just got to take care of the ball, so that’s on me,” Westbrook said.Irving said “instincts” led him to gamble on his steal of Westbrook.“It’s winning time,” Irving said. “I feel like when the ball’s in my hand, I’ve just got to make the right play. Being down the stretch, just trying to make the right decisions.”TIP-INSThunder: George has made at least two 3-pointers in 31 straight games. … Oklahoma City enjoyed its best offensive month in franchise history in January, averaging 120.6 points and 44.1 made field goals while going 9-5. … F Abdel Nader (illness) did not play in his return to Boston. Nader, a 2016 second-round draft pick of the Celtics, averaged 3.0 points in 48 games as a rookie last season with Boston.Celtics: Irving scored 20 in the first half, giving him 20 or more points in a season-high nine straight games. … C Aron Baynes missed Sunday’s game after an MRI exam Saturday revealed a contusion in his left foot. “I don’t anticipate him being back anytime in the next week or so,” coach Brad Stevens said. … C/F Robert Williams (back tightness) also sat and is considered day-to-day.THE BIG THREEIrving, George and Westbrook combined for 89 points in the nationally-televised affair that served as a warm-up act for the Super Bowl.“Going against the best is always a great challenge,” Irving said. “You just want to stay consistent in this game. That’s how you get respect. That’s all I really care about, getting wins.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity moments were plentiful at Super Bowl ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. THUNDEROUS RESPONSEOklahoma City began the season with four straight losses, the last a 101-95 home defeat by Boston on Oct. 25.“They’re 33-14 since, which is as good as anybody in the league and they look like that,” Stevens said before tipoff.SUPER SUNDAYPatriots fans who didn’t travel to Atlanta to watch New England face the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl made their presence felt at TD Garden. A sea of Tom Brady jerseys, “Beat LA” T-shirts and Pats-related signs accented the crowd. One fan shown on the video board wearing a Rams’ Todd Gurley jersey was soundly booed.Before last year’s Super Bowl, Stevens wore a hoodie after the Celtics game in honor of Patriots coach Bill Belichick. He stuck with his usual wardrobe this time — because the Patriots lost a year ago.“I’m not superstitious as a coach,” Stevens said. “I’m superstitious as a fan.”UP NEXTThunder: Host the Magic on Tuesday night to begin a stretch of seven of 11 at home.Celtics: Visit the Cavaliers on Tuesday night before hosting ex-Cavs star LeBron James and the rival Lakers on Thursday. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Boston has won four straight since a 115-111 home loss to the Warriors on Jan. 26 and has won nine of its last 10 games overall.“We battled against Golden State, but (this is) a good win,” said Al Horford, who had 17 points and nine assists. “This team has been playing really well and it’s just good to get this win here at home.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMarcus Morris had 19 points, Marcus Smart added 18 and seven assists and Daniel Theis had 14 off the Celtics bench.George scored 37 points and Russell Westbrook notched his sixth straight triple-double and 19th of the season with 22 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds. Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, right, defends against Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Eight days after letting a win slip away against the Golden State Warriors, the Celtics were able to finish the job against another tough Western Conference opponent.Kyrie Irving had 30 points and 11 assists as Boston overcame big games from Oklahoma City stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook to snap the Thunder’s seven-game win streak in a 134-129 thriller on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT
PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Jason Perkins hits winner, Phoenix rallies past Magnolia Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Laure, who finished with 15 points, said they have learned to accept Alessandrini’s injury and they made sure they would dedicate their win to their teammate.The Golden Tigresses even sported hair buns the way Alessandrini would in honor of their teammate.Alessandrini landed awkwardly on her left leg causing her knee to buckle in the second set against Far Eastern University Saturday an unfortunate incident that could lead to the sophomore missing the remainder of the season.“When Ate Amiga got injured in the FEU game, if you saw us, our faces were just blank because we were shocked with what happened,” said Laure. “Coach Kung Fu (Reyes) then, talked to us and that was a big thing for the team.”ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas suffered a big blow to its campaign just four games into the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament when its star spiker and reigning Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini injured her knee.ADVERTISEMENT And it looked as if things are about to turn for the worse with the Golden Tigresses facing defending champion De La Salle in their first game since Alessandrini went down with a partial ACL tear.The adversities and challenges, however, did little to deter UST as it went on to humiliate the Lady Spikers 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in a game rookie star Eya Laure described as one of the biggest morale boosters of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“As a rookie of course, La salle is always up there and they are the defending champions so this win is a big deal for us and not just for me but for the whole team to boost our confidence like this and know that we can do this,” said Laure in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“This was a big win for us because this really helped our confidence and the trust in ourselves that we can do it.” MOST READ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash View comments
India were pipped by reigning world champions Australia 1-3 via penalty shoot-out to settle for their maiden silver medal in the Hockey Champions Trophy here on Friday.After the 60 minutes of regulation play remained goalless in the final, Australian goalkeeper Tyler Lovell denied S.K. Uthappa, S.V. Sunil and Surender Kumar in the penalty shoot-out to drive Australia to their 14th Champions Trophy title – most by any side.Harmanpreet Singh was the only scorer for India, while for Australia, Aran Zalewski, Daniel Beale, Simon Orchard succeeded. Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh could only deny Trent Mitton.GRITTY INDIA GAVE IT THEIR ALLHowever, it was India’s best performance in the history of the tournament. India’s previous best performance in the Champions Trophy was a bronze medal in 1982.India, up against the mighty Australians, put up a strong defensive display and showed good counter-attacking skills.Mandeep Singh created the first potent chance in the ninth minute as his speedy run on the right caught the Australians off-guard. His shot at goalkeeper Andrew Charter was deflected to Uthappa but the latter employed a lethargic back-hand strike to waste it as the Australians were less in numbers in front of the goal.Australia broke through the Indian defence in the very next minute, earning a penalty corner. But India saw off four back-to-back penalty corners and in their moment of turnover, earned two penalty corners but they did not bear fruit.SEE-SAW BATTLEAustralia mounted the pressure on India but the latter managed to stay strong, thanks to the heroics of central defender V.R. Raghunath. During a penalty corner defence, the ball kissed the legs of Uthappa, India’s final defender behind goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, resulting in a penalty stroke in the 18th minute. But Blake Govers hit it wide, much to the relief in the Indian camp.advertisementIndia too earned two penalty corners before the half-time but Australian goalkeeper Andrew Charter denied V.R. Raghunath.India upped the ante in the final few minutes of the third quarter with Mandeep Singh in the centre of the action. India launched a quick counter-attack after defending a penalty corner but Charter rushed out and halted Nikkin Thimmaiah.Later, a by-line cross from Mandeep was deflected away by Jeremy Hayward, who then halted Chinglensana Singh’s speedy run.TYLER LOVELL SAVES THE KOOKABURRASChanged goalkeeper Tyler Lovell then was tested by a reverse-hand strike from Akashdeep Singh, whose direct shot was padded out of danger.Both the teams tried their best but they failed to break the deadlock, taking the game to the shoot-out, where the Australians won and claimed the title for the seventh time in the last 16 years.GERMANY CLINCH BRONZEIn the bronze-medal match, Marco Miltkau’s 40th-minute field goal gave Germany a 1-0 win over hosts Britain. It was the reigning Olympic champions’ seventh bronze medal.The game was fiercely contested, with both sides having far more chances than the score-line would suggest.Britain will rue their failure to register despite having 20 circle entries and 12 shots on target, six of which came in the first quarter.The winning goal arrived in the third quarter, with 25-year-old striker Miltkau scoring his fourth goal of the tournament to seal the bronze medal and condemn the home favourites to a fourth place finish.BELGIUM FINISH FIFTHIn the fifth-sixth classification match, Belgium showed great fighting spirit to fight back from 1-3 down to snatch a 4-3 win over South Korea, ensuring that they would not finish the event as the lowest placed team in the final standings.A second period penalty corner from Simon Gougnard (20th minute) gave Belgium the advantage before South Korean legend Seo Jongho restored parity four minutes later.A third quarter double from Yang Jihun put Korea into a commanding 3-1 lead, although strikes from Gougnard (49th), Tanguy Cosyns (53rd) and Florent van Aubel (54th) turned the result in favour of the Belgians.
After a very long time, Indian cricket fans have had the chance to witness the team register back-to-back series wins abroad. First it was Sri Lanka and then the West Indies. India have been on a roll ever since Virat Kohli took over the captaincy from Mahendra Singh Dhoni last year. (India historically a dominant force vs New Zealand: A stats preview)The captain himself has been in exceptional form with the bat and has lead with example. Kohli’s hunger for runs and attitude on the field has also rubbed off on his teammates. With the exception of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, all the other batsmen including the lower-order have performed superbly under their new captain. (ICC chairman Shashank Manohar congratulates BCCI for India’s 500th Test)Now with 13 Tests coming up in India in the next few months, the biggest challenge for Kohli will be to replicate his success with the bat and leadership on home soil. (Five reasons why New Zealand can stun fancied hosts in Kanpur)Kohli has been among the top-three run-getters on India’s last three tours which includes the recently concluded series in the West Indies and the Border-Gavaskar trophy which was played Down Under last year. The 27-year-old’s form on home soil though, has been ordinary. The upcoming three-match series against New Zealand will be a big test for Kohli on the rank turners in India as the Black Caps have three quality spinners in their side in Ish Sodhi, Mark Craig and Mitchell Santner. (Career defining season for Indian cricketers: Virat Kohli)advertisementKohli’s numbers since late 2014 till now on away tours have been phenomenal.INDIA IN WEST INDIES, 2016: FOUR-TEST SERIESHe scored 251 runs in three matches in the Caribbean at an average of 62.75 with a double hundred being his highest score on the tour. Kohli didn’t get to bat in the fourth match as rain washed out the match with West Indies on 62/2 in the first innings on Day 1. He still finished as the highest run-scorer from either side and was a close contender for the Player of the Series award until Ravichandran Ashwin beat him to it thanks to his overall performances.INDIA IN SRI LANKA, 2015: THREE-TEST SERIESIndia’s three-match Test series against Sri Lanka last year wasn’t as high-scoring due to the slow and turning pitches on offer in the island nation. It was also Kohli’s first full series as India’s captain. He averaged 38.83 on the tour, scoring 233 runs in 3 matches with a century and a fifty to his name. He was the highest run-scorer for India and third overall behind Lanka’s Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal.INDIA IN BANGLADESH, 2015: SOLITARY TESTIndia went to Bangladesh to play a lone Test match but that was affected by rain and Kohli managed just 14 runs in India’s first innings total of 462/6 declared.INDIA IN AUSTRALIA, 2014-15: BORDER-GAVASKAR TROPHYKohli scored 692 runs in 4 Tests in Australia at 86.50. (Reuters Photo)Kohli’s legacy as a modern great was cemented when India toured Australia in December 2014. The right-hander scored a mammoth 692 runs in four matches at a staggering average of 86.50 with four centuries and a fifty to his credit. This was also the series where Dhoni announced his retirement after the third Test in Melbourne and Kohli lead the team for the first time in the first and fourth Tests. He finished as the highest run-getter for India and second overall with only Australia captain Steve Smith overhauling Kohli’s tally with 769 runs at a mind boggling average of 128.16.On home soil though, Kohli hasn’t been able to perform at his absolute best in the longest format.INDIA vs SOUTH AFRICA, 2015: FREEDOM TROPHYKohli’s first full series as captain on home soil was a memorable one for the team but for him personally it wasn’t as impressive. He managed 200 runs in three matches at 33.33 with the second Test being washed out due to rain. Kohli scored just one half-century with his highest score being 88. His dismissals in the series in particular had no set pattern as he got out to pacers and spinners equal number of times.INDIA vs WEST INDIES, 2013: TWO-TEST SERIESSachin Tendulkar’s farewell series saw India register comfortable wins against an inexperienced West Indies side led by Darren Sammy. Kohli, just two years into his Test career, was a middle-order batsman then and used to come in after the Master Blaster at No. 5. He scored 60 runs from two games at an average of 30.00 in the series with 57 being his highest score.INDIA vs AUSTRALIA, 2012-13: BORDER-GAVASKAR TROPHYadvertisementThe high-scoring four-match series between India and Australia saw Kohli score 284 runs in four matches at a decent average of 56.80. Kohli played some crucial knocks in the middle-order along with Cheteshwar Pujara, MS Dhoni and finished the series as the fifth highest run-getter as India whitewashed the Aussies for the first time in Test history.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Andy Murray ensured there would be no five-set comeback for local hope Nick Kyrgios on Jan. 27, beating the 19-year-old Australian 6-3 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a quarterfinal match at the Australian Open.Kyrgios came back from two sets down and saved a match point in the fourth round Jan. 25 before beating Italian Andreas Seppi, the player who had eliminated Roger Federer.But on Jan. 27 at Rod Laver Arena, the excitable Kyrgios was undone by the sixth-seeded Murray’s steady all-court game and his own string of unforced errors, silencing the parochial crowd.Murray, who didn’t face his first break point until the seventh game of the final set, will next play Tomas Berdych, who upset Rafael adal in straight sets earlier Jan. 27. TweetPinShare0 Shares
BERLIN (AP) — It was out with the old and in with the new but Bayern Munich still started the 55th Bundesliga in familiar fashion on Friday, with a 3-1 home win over Bayer Leverkusen.Bayern was playing its first league game without the retired Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso, but two new signings – Niklas Suele and Corentin Tolisso – got the five-time champions underway.Then the Bundesliga’s first ever use of video assistance saw the awarding to Bayern of a penalty, which Robert Lewandowski converted in the second half.Bayern quickly got into its stride, and Suele, an imposing defender, got the home side off to a flying start when he headed in a free kick from former Hoffenheim colleague Sebastian Rudy. Both joined Bayern in the offseason.Corentin Tolisso made it 2-0 when Arturo Vidal picked him out at the far post.Tolisso then hit the post, and the visitors’ new coach, Heiko Herrlich, called on his players to keep their heads up as Bayern threatened a rout.A thunderstorm forced the start of the second half to be delayed by more than 10 minutes. Some fans took their tops off to enjoy the deluge. Others took shelter under rain-ponchos. Most sheltered safely inside the stands.Herrlich made use of the break for two changes, though the positive impact they made was undone when Charles Aranguiz hauled Lewandowski back in the area. Referee Tobias Stieler allowed play to continue before consulting his video assistant. He then pointed to the spot, booked Aranguiz, and Lewandowski did the rest.Substitute Julian Brandt set up Admir Mehmedi for Leverkusen’s deserved equalizer.CIARAN FAHEY, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shares
Afghanistan duo of Rashid Khan and captain Asghar Afghan and Pakistan all-rounder Hasan Ali have been fined for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during their Asia Cup 2018 match on Friday.All the three players have been fined 15 per cent of their match fees after Pakistan edged out Afghanistan in a last-over thriller in Abu Dhabi.Along with receiving the fine, Rashid, Afghan and Hasan have also been given one demerit point each for the Level 1 breach of ICC Code of Conduct.”The incident involving Hasan happened in the 33rd over of Afghanistan’s innings when he threatened to throw the ball towards striker Hashmatullah Shahidi after fielding off his own bowling,” ICC said in their release.”As regards the incident involving Asghar, the Afghanistan captain brushed his shoulder with the bowler Hasan in the 37th over as he passed him while taking a run.Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2018: Match Report | Highlights”Rashid was charged and fined for giving a sendoff to Asif Ali in the 47th over of Pakistan’s innings by holding up a finger and staring at the batsman, an action that could have provoked an aggressive reaction from the departing batsman.”ICC further stated in their release the charges levied on Rashid, Afghan and Hasan.”Hasan and Asghar were found guilty of breaching Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game”, while Rashid was found to have violated Article 2.1.7, which deals with “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”advertisementThis is the first time that Rashid and Hasan have received demerit points whereas for Afghan this is the second time he has been sanctioned within a 24-month period.Also read – Shoaib Malik wins hearts for consoling Afghanistan’s Aftab Alam after Pakistan winWhile Hasan and Rashid have received demerit points for the first time, it is the second occasion that Asghar has been handed a demerit point within a 24-month period.In February 2017, Asghar received a reprimand and one demerit point for showing dissent against an umpire’s decision in an ODI against Zimbabwe because of which he now has two demerit points.After the match, all the three players pleaded guilty to the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by Andy Pycroft of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Shaun George, third umpire Rod Tucker and fourth umpire Anis-ur-Rahman.Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand, a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of a player’s match fee, and one or two demerit points.
Colombo, Nov 22 (AP) Sri Lanka has played poorly and is weakened. And it’s already 2-0 down in the test series at home. England fancies its chance of administering a coup de grace in the third test from Friday at Sinhalese Sports Club. “There’s only been two other sides who have won 3-0 out here in test cricket, so it would be a brilliant achievement which would fill us with a huge amount of confidence going into the rest of the winter,” England skipper Joe Root said on Thursday. The two occasions Sri Lanka was swept were in 2004 by Ricky Ponting’s Australia, and last year by Virat Kohli’s India. Normally strong at home, Sri Lanka goes into the final test trying to patch a team together. Captain Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out by a groin strain. Chandimal was injured in Galle, where England won the first test by 211 runs, and he missed the second test at Pallekele last week, where England won by 57 runs for a first series win in Sri Lanka in 17 years. Sri Lanka was hopeful Chandimal would recover for this test, but the selectors brought in Danushka Gunathilaka as cover. Gunathilaka’s fifth and last test was a win against South Africa in July, when he scored 57 and 61. With offspinner Akila Dananjaya forced to go to Brisbane, Australia, for testing on his suspect bowling action, Sri Lanka included uncapped 21-year-old offspinner Nishan Peiris, who has only 12 first-class matches. But Lakshan Sandakan, the left-arm wrist spinner who was part of the original squad, is tipped to play. The team has been weaker since spinner Rangana Herath retired after the first test.advertisement England will make two changes by resting fast bowler James Anderson for Stuart Broad, and play Jonny Bairstow as a specialist batsman instead of Sam Curran, who is nursing a side strain. Bairstow will bat at No. 3, and allrounder Ben Stokes will share the new ball with Broad. England’s tail has hurt Sri Lanka in both tests. In Pallekele, the last pair alone added more than 100 runs in both innings combined. Ben Foakes and Curran teamed with Anderson to give the tourists a substantial total, which proved to be crucial. Sri Lanka said it had a plan to address the issue. “In the last game there was a dropped catch as well, and if we had taken that, the match could really have changed,” stand-in captain Suranga Lakmal said. “We can’t be making spinning pitches and letting their tail get runs. We have a plan to stop it. “We gave the spinners a lot of overs at the tail in the previous games because the pitch suited them. But as a seam bowler I will have to bowl a few overs probably at the tail.” Lakmal, the only Sri Lanka seamer in the series, has only four wickets.Irrespective of the result of the third test, England will overtake South Africa to rank No. 2 behind India. Sri Lanka will slip to No. 7, behind Pakistan. Root said England’s ultimate target was to regain No. 1, last held in 2012. (AP) AH
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say SACKED! Moreno Longo axed by Frosinoneby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMoreno Longo has been sacked by Frosinone.The Serie A minnows announced the dismissal of Longo this morning.Along with Longo, the coach’s backroom staff are also sacked with immediate effect.Frosinone are currently second from bottom of the Serie A table, five points from safety.
Les entreprises de la Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent stimuler l’innovation et la productivité grâce à l’expertise et aux services des universités et des collèges de la province. Le Programme de bons pour la productivité et l’innovation, désormais géré par Innovacorp, accepte maintenant les demandes des petites et moyennes entreprises. La date limite est le 3 juillet. « Une entreprise en démarrage a peut-être besoin d’aide pour construire un prototype, une jeune entreprise a peut-être besoin d’une analyse d’un nouveau débouché ou encore, une entreprise cherche peut-être à améliorer l’efficacité de ses processus de production », souligne Stephen Duff, président et directeur général d’Innovacorp, la société de capital de risque au démarrage en Nouvelle-Écosse. « Nos établissements d’enseignement ont une expertise et des solutions techniques considérables à offrir. La commission One Nova Scotia nous demande de doubler le nombre de partenariats en recherche et développement entre les entreprises et les universités et collèges communautaires. Nous souhaitons que ce programme renforce les liens entre les chercheurs et l’industrie, et améliore la capacité des entreprises à faire concurrence sur le marché global. » Le programme de bons est offert en deux séries. La première série offre des bons ou des crédits, pouvant s’élever à 15 000 $, aux demandeurs admissibles qui n’ont jamais reçu de bon auparavant ou qui présentent un nouveau projet. La deuxième série offre des bons pouvant s’élever à 25 000 $ pour poursuivre le travail effectué grâce à un bon accordé dans le cadre de la première série. Les services admissibles incluent la recherche appliquée, les services d’ingénierie, le prototypage, la conception de produits et les essais sur le terrain. Les universités et les collèges qui participent au programme sont l’Université Acadia, l’Université Cape Breton, l’Université Dalhousie, l’Université Mount Saint Vincent, l’Université Saint Mary’s, l’Université St. Francis Xavier, l’Université Sainte-Anne, le Nova Scotia College of Art and Design et le Nova Scotia Community College.Pour obtenir plus d’information, consultez le https://innovacorp.ca/acceleration-initiatives/productivity-and-innovation-voucher-program (en anglais seulement).
OTTAWA – Newly released court documents related to an alleged industry-wide bread-price fixing case show the Competition Bureau believes at least seven companies, including Canada’s three major grocers, committed indictable offences under the Competition Act.The previously sealed information to obtain documents explain the Competition Bureau requested search warrants to enter and search the premises and records of seven companies because it had reasonable grounds to believe they committed multiple offences.The watchdog alleges bread wholesalers Canada Bread Company Ltd. and George Weston Ltd.’s senior officers directly communicated with one another and agreed to increase prices.It claims the suppliers met with their retail customers _ Loblaw Companies Ltd., Walmart Canada Corp., Sobeys Inc., Metro Inc. and Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. _ to get their approval for the price hike.In December, Loblaw and George Weston admitted they sparked the investigation when they approached the watchdog after becoming aware of an allegedly industry-wide arrangement to co-ordiante retail and wholesale prices of some packaged bread products from late 2001 to March 2015.The two companies received immunity in exchange for their co-operation. The remaining five companies have previously saidthey’re co-operating with the investigation, and some have outright denied any wrongdoing.
Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli believes his side needs to keep a calm head during pressure situations and take on the half chances to secure victory in the remaining games of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. RCB were on Monday handed their seventh defeat in the ongoing IPL as Mumbai Indians beat them by five wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After winning the toss and opting to bowl, MI restricted the visitors to 171-7 and then chased down the runs in 19 overs. Speaking at the post-match presentation, Kohli rued the fact that his bowlers didn’t perform well in the first six overs. “We played a pretty good game I guess. With the ball, we weren’t that great in the first six overs but the guys fought hard in the middle overs and came back well.” RCB pacers once again came with a below par performance. In fact such was their performance that spinner Pawan Negi was preferred over the likes of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini, to bowl the penultimate over of the match with MI needing 22 runs of the last two overs. However, the ploy didn’t work for the RCB as the left-arm spinner was taken for a toll with star all-rounder Hardik Pandya collecting two sixes and two fours to win the match for his team. Kohli though backed his decision to hand the ball to Negi in the penultimate over. “At the end, we had to take the risk with the left-arm spinner, with two right-handed batsmen. Giving pace was risky, especially with a bit of dew. Unfortunately, it didn’t come off.” The RCB skipper was also full of praise for England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who along with AB de Villiers (75 off 51), scored a superb fifty to propel the team to 171/7. Ali also picked up two wickets and kept his side in the hunt to secure their second win of the season.
A worker tidies up the wood pile at a lumber yard Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Montreal. Canada’s softwood lumber industry faces average duties of about 27 per cent after the U.S. Department of Commerce slapped it with an additional 6.87 per cent in preliminary average anti-dumping tariffs. The new anti-dumping duty will overlap for about two months with average preliminary countervailing duties of 19.88 per cent announced in April that are set to expire Aug. 27.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 26, 2017 3:54 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 27, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian lumber producers face average 27 per cent duties with second wave MONTREAL – Canada’s softwood lumber industry faces average duties of about 27 per cent after the U.S. Department of Commerce slapped it with an additional 6.87 per cent in preliminary average anti-dumping tariffs.The new anti-dumping duty will overlap for about two months with average preliminary countervailing duties of 19.88 per cent announced in April that are set to expire Aug. 27.Final combined duties will be applied around the end of the year when all determinations have been made.Resolute Forest Products (TSX:RFP) was assessed Monday with the lowest duties of 4.59 per cent while Canfor (TSX:CFP) gets the highest at 7.72 per cent.Two other mandatory respondents, West Fraser Timber (TSX:WFT) and Tolko, were tagged with 6.76 and 7.53 per cent duties, respectively.The rates are below the average 10 per cent forecast by industry analysts.West Fraser will have the highest combined duties at 30.88 per cent, followed by Canfor at 27.98 per cent and Tolko at 27.03 per cent. All other producers will face combined average duties of 26.75, with the exception of Resolute at 17.41 per cent and J.D. Irving at 9.89 per cent.The duties will continue to be collected until a final decision by the U.S. is issued later this summer.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced separately that an internal investigation has determined that it was appropriate to exclude Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador from softwood lumber duties as requested by the U.S. industry and Canadian officials.Jerome Pelletier, chairman of the New Brunswick Lumber Producers, said the anti-dumping duty will put “significant pressure” on producers in the province.“New Brunswick should be granted the historic 35-year Maritime exemption from any duties on softwood lumber shipments to the U.S.,” Pelletier said in a statement Monday. “We’re market-driven and have the highest Crown stumpage rates in Canada.”He added that forest products in New Brunswick contribute more to the provincial economy than forest products in British Columbia.“No other industry impacts as many communities in New Brunswick as forestry and forest products,” he said.In a joint statement, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said they are “deeply disappointed” with the U.S. decision to impose what they call “unfair and punitive anti-dumping duties.”The two cabinet ministers said the penalties are based on a “flawed rationale that is damaging to workers, communities and consumers in Canada and the United States” and that Canada will “vigorously defend” the forest industry through litigation.They added that while consultations on exclusions for Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador represent “significant progress” in the dispute, Canada will continue to press the U.S. to remove duties for all provinces. Carr and Freeland also said they would welcome a U.S. Department of Commerce commitment to consider an exclusion for New Brunswick.Canada’s share of the U.S. softwood lumber market was 27 per cent in May, down from 31 per cent a year earlier, according to monthly Canadian government reports. That represented a $165-million loss in exports for the month, including $105 million in B.C. and $18 million in Quebec.Final duty rates have been lower than preliminary tariffs in the past. But Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets said that could change because the U.S. Lumber Coalition is pushing for a tough response to the Canadian government’s $867-million financial support for the industry, mainly through loans and loan guarantees.The U.S. Lumber Coalition applauded the announcement Monday, saying Canada has distorted the softwood lumber market with billions of dollars in support national producers.“The 350,000 hard working men and women in the U.S. lumber industry deserve a level playing field,” spokesman Zoltan van Heyningen said in a statement Monday. “We encourage the Department to continue strongly enforcing U.S. trade laws to respond to these unfair practices that have harmed U.S. companies and their workers.”But, the president of the British Columbia Lumber Trade Council said the duties are being felt by American consumers in the form of significantly higher prices.“That’s what constraining the market does,” Susan Yurkovich told a teleconference call.“The duties are a direct result of the actions taken by the protectionist U.S. lumber lobby whose sole purpose it to create artificial constraints on Canadian lumber to drive up prices for their benefit at the expense of American consumers.”B.C. is the largest Canadian exporter of softwood lumber to the United States at well over 50 per cent.This is the fifth time the U.S. has accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing its softwood industry. The government says Canada has always prevailed against the accusations before the World Trade Organization or under the North American Free Trade Agreement.A negotiated settlement on softwood with the U.S. expired in 2015, triggering the latest round of tariffs. The previous settlement took more than four years to negotiate.Canada can’t file an appeal of the tariffs until early next year after the final determinations from the U.S. government are issued.The Conference Board of Canada has said U.S. softwood lumber duties paid at current export levels will cost Canadian producers $1.7 billion a year and cut about 2,200 jobs until a softwood settlement is reached.After the countervailing duties were announced, Resolute said it would cut shifts at seven sawmills and delay the start of forest operations that will affect 1,282 workers.
MONTREAL – Opponents of oil and gas development in Quebec say they’re prepared to ramp up their fight amid expectations that the provincial government could release new regulations on resource extraction in the coming weeks.At the end of last year, the government passed legislation to enable production of oil and natural gas. In May, Natural Resources Minister Pierre Arcand said rules governing that activity would be released a month later and since then, both industry and opponents have been eagerly waiting for them.Carole Dupuis of the Regroupement vigilance hydrocarbures Quebec, which opposes oil and gas development, said her group will take their battle to communities in an effort to prevent an energy industry from taking off in the province.“If our politicians aren’t there to defend us, the public will defend itself,” said Dupuis.Patrick Bonin, a climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace, said the push towards fossil fuel development runs counter to the province’s global commitment to combat greenhouse gas emissions.“If the government was serious about its intention to respect the Paris Accord, then obviously there wouldn’t be any project to get the green light,” he said.While the province may be better known for its wealth of hydroelectricity, it has plenty of natural gas. According to both the Quebec Oil and Gas Association and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, it’s believed to have enough natural gas to meet its needs for at least a century.About 15 per cent of the estimated 176.7 trillion cubic feet of gas mainly in the Utica Shale formation along the St. Lawrence River is believed to be recoverable, the Canadian Energy Research Institute says. A similar proportion of the 43.6 billion barrels of oil is recoverable primarily beneath Anticosti Island, though on Friday the government announced an end to drilling there.The regulations will permit fracking — which has riled some — but questions remain over where drilling will be allowed.A de facto moratorium on fracking has been in place since 2012, but the law passed in December will allow for it as long as companies secure authorization under the Environment Quality Act and social licence (though it’s still unclear what constitutes social licence).Arcand was unavailable for comment, but a spokesman said the government’s goal is to have the strictest legal framework on energy development in North America.Pierre-Olivier Pineau, a professor specializing in energy at the University of Montreal HEC business school, said the government can’t politically afford to have regulations that aren’t stringent, even if the chances of widespread production are slim.Junex (TSX-V:JNX) and Petrolia (TSX-V:PEA) are seeking to extract oil and gas in remote regions of Gaspe, and Pineau said he believes they won’t face much opposition, partly because they’re in economically stressed areas.Neither energy producer responded to requests for comment.Michael Binnion, CEO of Calgary-based Questerre Energy Corp. (TSX:QEC) and president of the Quebec Oil and Gas Association, said he hopes the regulations will be strong enough to gain public confidence that their water, air and land will be protected.It will then be up to energy companies to secure social acceptance from communities, something Binnion concedes is largely lacking. Questerre Energy has drilled test wells on about 405,000 hectares it holds in the Utica Shale formation.“We don’t think the regulations by themselves are going to open a floodgate at all,” he said. “We think the regulations could open the door to a discussion about the benefits and impacts.”Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. Environmentalists prepared to fight new oil and gas regulations in Quebec by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 31, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 31, 2017 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
The UN refugee agency has mobilized assessment teams across displacement sites in Hudaydah, Ibb and the district of Maqbanah in Taizz, where recently displaced people are being hosted and began deliveries of emergency assistance, including basic relief items and emergency shelter. As of 1 February 2017, UNHCR had received only $738,303 of the $99.6 million needed for the refugee agency’s operational response in Yemen this year. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said that extremely worrying reports have emerged about the impact on civilians of the fighting over the past two weeks, in the southwestern port of Al Mokha in Taizz Governorate. Credible reports indicate that Houthi-affiliated snipers shot at families attempting to flee their homes in Houthi-controlled areas – suggesting the use of civilians as human shields. “Civilians were trapped and targeted during the Al Mokha fighting. There are real fears that the situation will repeat itself in the port of Al Hudaidah, to the north of Al Mokha, where air strikes are already intensifying,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a news release. “The speed at which the situation is deteriorating and the huge jump in food insecure people is extremely worrying,” said the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Representative in Yemen, Salah Hajj Hassan, in a news release. “Bearing in mind that agriculture is the main source of livelihood for the majority of the population, FAO is urgently calling for funds to scale up its agricultural livelihoods support to farmers, herders and fishing communities to improve their access to food in 2017 and prevent the dire food and livelihood security situation from deteriorating further,” he added. Of the 17.1 million food-insecure people, about 7.3 million are considered to be in need of emergency food assistance, according to the preliminary results of the Emergency Food Security and Nutrition Assessment, which attributed the rapid deterioration of the conditions to the ongoing conflict. The UN and humanitarian partners has recently launched an international appeal for $2.1 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen in 2017 – the largest-ever humanitarian response plan for the war-torn country. The joint assessment was conducted by FAO, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) in cooperation with the authorities in Yemen. It is the first national, household-level survey conducted in the country since the escalation of the conflict in mid-March 2015.Even if they survive, these children risk not fulfilling their developmental potentials Rates of acute malnutrition were found to have passed the “critical” threshold in four governorates, while agricultural production is falling across the country. “We are witnessing some of the highest numbers of malnutrition amongst children in Yemen in recent times,” said UNICEF’s Country Representative, Meritxell Relano. She warned that children who are severely and acutely malnourished are 11 times more at risk of death as compared to their healthy peers, if not treated on time. “Even if they survive, these children risk not fulfilling their developmental potentials, posing a serious threat to an entire generation in Yemen and keeping the country mired in the vicious cycle of poverty and under development,” she said. Source: OCHA 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen VIDEO: UN agencies call for urgent assistance to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen warning that about 17.1 million people are experiencing food insecurity. Credit: UN News Stephen Anderson, WFP Country Director, also sounded the alarm. “The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented, which is translating into severe hardship and negative humanitarian consequences for millions of Yemenis, particularly affecting vulnerable groups.” “Tragically, we see more and more families skipping meals or going to bed hungry, while children and mothers are slipping away with little to sustain themselves,” he said. WFP is urgently calling for support to provide food for the seven million people who are severely food insecure and may not survive this situation for much longer, he added. Meanwhile, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that fighting in the coastal districts of Al Mokha and Dhubab in the western governorate of Taizz is spreading to the inland districts of Al Wazi’iyah and Mawza. “A result is that more than 34,000 people have fled their homes,” UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler told reporters in Geneva.
Having secured the foremost market position with its Pedestrian Detection System (PDS), Booyco Electronics has launched its fully integrated Asset Protection System (APS) for surface equipment. Anton Lourens, Managing Director, says that the APS represents latest generation technology and facilitates effective communication between surface vehicles. “Visitors to the Booyco Electronics stand at Electra Mining Africa 2016 will be able to experience first-hand how we have leveraged this electronic technology to enhance vehicle and operator safety in surface mining operations,” Lourens says.He explains that as a leading supplier of reliable innovative mine safety related products, Booyco Electronics combines its in-depth understanding of conditions in both underground and surface mining operations with best practice engineering and manufacturing expertise to produce a line-up of technologically proficient solutions. “The APS was developed, in addition to our underground VLF system, and it has been optimised for both the detection of pedestrian movement and more accurate detection of fast moving machinery in relation to each other,” he says. The Booyco Electronics APS transfers information between users via the company’s unique Human Machine Interface and because it is able to process large amounts of data rapidly it meets the critical requirement for vehicle to vehicle proximity detection. Communication with operators is done using easily recognisable icons making it simple to understand and avoiding any issues through poor literacy levels. Another option is pre-recorded messages in any language and this encourages adoption and prevents alienation of the system. Booyco Electronics only deploys its proximity warning solutions following application and situation specific risk assessments. This, Lourens explains, ensures appropriate fit-for-purpose deployment of its PDS and APS solutions which is essential for the reliable provision of information to facilitate safety interventions. When pedestrians or other vehicles are detected, the PDS and APS deliver specific application appropriate alerts which could include an initial warning, controlled slow-down zone of the vehicle and a stopping zone. Technology use allows the system to create narrow band zones in close proximity to the side of the vehicle and determine zone shaping to meet specific operational requirements. The PDS and APS incorporate full self-diagnostics, which are visual and voice display activated in the case of a warning or system failure. In addition, the systems are supplied with testing equipment for both the surface and underground areas to ensure maximum functionality. Various downloading options are available for recorded data, including wireless when at an access point. The system is also IS-compliant meeting the safety requirements of fiery mines.BEAMS software is used as a reporting tool to ensure that PDS and APS events can be analysed and used as a change-in-behaviour tool.Also on display on the stand will be the Booyco Electronics Biometric Control System. This innovative system, developed specifically for the operating environment in the mining sector, uses fingerprints to facilitate access to restricted areas and to validate licensed machine operators. Use is made of personalised smart cards on which an individual’s fingerprints and other relevant data such as licensed capabilities and expiry dates are stored. This provides the ideal solution allowing controlled access to moveable items such as earthmoving and mining equipment, blasting boxes and carts, as well as conveyor starter panels. Booyco Electronics has also established itself as a provider of reliable sensors capable of providing accurate information and optimising safety, both on surface and underground. The locally manufactured products are engineered to withstand the harsh conditions in a mining or petrochemical environment.The ESI Smart Sensor for fixed locations and the handheld Sentient Sensor will be on display at Electra Mining Africa 2016. The compact ESI Smart Sensor, weighing only 1.8 kg, has the ability to measure one of 15 different gases from a single controller. This feature sets the instrument apart from other such units currently available. The device’s information display makes it simple to use, and it can also accommodate other sensors with analogue outputs, such as air velocity sensors or smoke detectors. Gases that can be monitored using this EXia T4 Intrinsically Safe gas sensing instrument include oxygen (02), carbon dioxide (CO2), flammable gases such as methane (CH4) and combustible gases such as carbon monoxide (CO). The instrument also carries SANS IEC 60079 Part 0:2005, SANS IEC 60079 Part 11: 2007 and IEC 60529 (IP code) approvals and offers ingress protection to IP56.The Sentient is a handheld multi-gas sensor specifically developed to improve safety in confined spaces. This low maintenance device is operated using an innovative “tap” sensor and does not have any buttons on it. This ensures the instrument remains watertight.Another unique feature is its ‘drop protection’ capability that automatically switches the device off should it be dropped. The Sentient, which also measures relative humidity as a standard offering, is IP68 rated and available with Fire Patrol capabilities. The Fire Patrol Sentient unit has a bright red seal and is inserted into outstations located in specific areas underground or on surface. The device then records date, time, gas and humidity measurements at that specific location.
Microsoft Kinect : un kit professionnel pour l’année prochaineKinect va élargir sa vision au-delà du jeu vidéo. Microsoft veut faire de son accessoire une nouvelle interface homme-machine, utilisable dans de nombreux secteurs professionnels.Avec 10 millions de caméras Kinect vendues pour son lancement, qui en fait l’appareil high-tech le plus vendu en 60 jours, Microsoft a réussi à séduire les familles autour du concept de reconnaissance de mouvements. Si les titres exploitant le procédé restent très familiaux et ont eu du mal à intéresser les joueurs les plus exigeants, le concept décolle grâce à des jeux plus “sérieux” et intégrant mieux les possibilités offertes par Kinect, comme le jeu Forza Motorsport 4.Sur cette lancée, le projet de l’entreprise n’est ainsi plus de limiter sa technologie au seul jeu vidéo mais de l’intégrer dans des secteurs divers comme la médecine ou l’éducation. C’est à cette intention que la firme de Redmond, selon Clubic, a annoncé la mise à disposition pour 2012 d’un kit de développement pour Kinect. Cet outil existait déjà mais était limité à un usage non-commercial. Cette fois, les entreprises vont pouvoir réaliser différentes applications tirant parti de la reconnaissance de mouvements, mais aussi faciale et vocale qu’offre Kinect.Pour vanter les usages possibles par le biais de la caméra, Microsoft a mis en ligne un clip assez court, mais illustrant parfaitement les secteurs potentiellement adaptés à intégrer Kinect. D’exposés interactifs pour les étudiants à des pratiques médicales, Kinect pourrait devenir la prochaine étape dans l’interface homme-machine.À lire aussiWindows 8 : Microsoft annonce 40 millions de licences venduesCe kit sera payant mais Microsoft n’a pas encore donné de détails à ce propos. On sait toutefois que certaines entreprises ont déjà pu avoir l’outil entre les mains comme Toyota qui a développé un showroom interactif, ou Tedesys, un groupe espagnol ayant mis au point une application permettant aux médecins d’afficher et de consulter le dossier d’un patient en pleine opération, par le simple biais de gestes. Les possibilités semblent multiples et n’attendre que la créativité des développeurs.Découvrez les possibilités offertes par Kinect en vidéo sur Maxisciences.Le 31 octobre 2011 à 17:26 • Maxime Lambert
A Vancouver man is accused of beating his wife and her boyfriend after the boyfriend apparently walked in on the married couple when they were in bed together, according to court documents.Christopher D. Reichel, 39, appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of two counts of second-degree assault, one count of second-degree domestic violence assault, felony harassment and fourth-degree domestic violence assault.Vancouver police responded at about 9:50 p.m. Saturday to a tavern in Rose Village for a reported assault. The victim, Kevin Bradbury, had blood all over his face, right ear and the front of his shirt, according to a probable cause affidavit.He told police he was unable to get in touch with his girlfriend after she told him she wasn’t feeling well. He drove to her home in the 3100 block of Bridge Street, he said, and entered her house with his key. There, he found her in bed with Reichel, the affidavit states. Court records say she is Reichel’s wife.Reichel jumped out of bed and began punching Bradbury in the head and pushed him down the stairs, according to court documents. Reichel allegedly told Bradbury he wasn’t going to let him leave and threatened to kill him. However, Bradbury managed to get to his car, left and called 911, the affidavit said.
Recommended for you Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concrete Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 3, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Frederick McAlpine is now the subject of scrutiny following his remarks in the House of Assembly last week about what should or should not happen as it relates to the students of Dominica, which The Bahamas has pledged to help. The Member of Parliament for Pineridge shocked the PM and FNM Party Leader with strong words discouraging the move to have the Dominicans in the country; words which many say in reflection seemed to be ignorant of the plan laid out by the Prime Minister Minnis.However, the speech, which was promoted on McAlpine’s Facebook page was one not to be missed, came hours after an impassioned plan, tearfully explained by the country’s leader and which is now being widely accepted as reasonable, though unprecedented for The Bahamas. It is strongly intimated in at least one write up that pastor McAlpine is embittered because he was not included in the FNM Cabinet of Hubert Minnis, and while the MP admits to being disappointed, he defended that he was not rebuffing the prime minister or rebuking the prime minister but representing the views of his constituents.#McAlpine is quoted saying, ‘the Prime Minister has ears, I came to speak for Pineridge.’ Yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis visited #Dominica, which last month decimated the island nation leaving even the Prime Minister homeless.#MagneticMediaNews Bahamians applaud MPs for standing up for constituents Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp 27 dead, a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Maria Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #McAlpine, Dominica