Hunger strikers call on Trudeau to stop Site C

first_imgThe letter from the Vancouver Hunger Strikers finishes by asking, ‘Mr. Trudeau, will you keep your promise?’ In the House of Commons last month, Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna stated that the former government approved the project and set legally binding conditions with which the proponent must comply.She added that construction has started on Site C, and BC Hydro must meet requirements set out in the EA decision and other regulatory requirements.Some have come to interpret this as a signal that the Liberal government doesn’t intend to stop Site C, or hasn’t made any intentions clear.President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Grand Chief Stewart Philip, said late last year that Trudeau must veto the project to show his commitment to reconciliation.Advertisement VANCOUVER, B.C. — Protesters of Site C based in Vancouver have penned an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling on him to stop Site C construction.The letter argues that, because Treaty 8 First Nations have not provided consent to construction of the Site C dam, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not upholding his promise build a “renewed nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples” by allowing it to continue.Wednesday marks the eleventh day of the hunger strike, and one protester, Kristin Henry, intends to quit eaten until the project is scrapped altogether. She hasn’t eaten anything since March 13.- Advertisement -“She is already facing serious health risks, and the likelihood of permanent physical consequences grows with every day this hunger strike continues,” the letter states. “She has been joined by other hunger strikers who agree that construction of the Site C dam cannot continue.”On Thursday, the hunger strikers will be inviting people to join them and send letters. According to a social media post on Facebook, over 70 letters have already been sent.According to agrologist Wendy Holm, who is referenced in the letter, the Peace River Valley could feed one million people due to its unique micro-climate, soil, and access to water.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gor moves top of KPL log despite Tusker draw

first_imgThe result sees K’Ogalo move to 10 points, same as Mathare United who have however, scored fewer goals compared to the record 16-time KPL champions.Once again, with the CAF Champions League in the horizon, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr rung changes from the team that won 2-1 against Kariobangi Sharks on Sunday.He also changed his system, dropping to a 3-5-2 formation with Humphrey Mieno and Cersidy Okeyo both starting against their former employers partnering in midfield.Joachim Oluoch and Charles Momanyi were both drafted into the starting team as well, joining Harun Shakava in the three-man defense while Innocent Wafula plied the right wingback position.Youngster Eliud Loukwam signed straight from school at the beginning of the season was handed his debut for Gor, starting up as the point-man in attack alongside Ephraim Guikan.Tusker had the first two chances of the game, first, former boy Timothy Otieno trying to pick out Boniface Oluoch off his line with a dipping effort which went wide before Boniface Muchiri headed wide from a Robert Achema cross.In the sixth minute, a quick one-two change of passes at the top of the box between Loukwam and Lawrence Juma saw Wafula pick out the ball, but he had a heavy touch as he strode into the box with keeper Boniface Oluoch coming off to collect.Gor came very close to opening the scoring in the 14th minute when Momanyi rose decently to meet a Juma cross, but the ball evaded the target by a whisker.Gor Mahia forward Eliud Loukwam vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Bonventure Khasabuli during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFour minutes later, Loukwam had a brilliant opportunity to mark his debut with a goal, but he over-cooked the meal.Another one-two touch of passes saw Guikan set up Loukwam, but the youngster tried too many touches on the ball when he should have just tapped home one-time, his final effort being deflected for a corner.The frantic start however fizzled off as the pace of the game died down, each side playing cautiously. Tusker were sitting back and hoping to hit on the counter using the pace of their front three of Muchiri, Achema and Amos Asembeka.They should have punished Gor with 10 minutes left to half time after Momanyi lost the ball cheaply on the left. Otieno took up the gift, steamed forward to pick out Asembeka whose shot on the weaker left foot went inches over the bar.At the stroke of half time, Otieno had an opportunity to hit his former employers, but he headed over from a good position after being picked out by a Muchiri cross.In the second half, both coaches sought to shuffle their cards with Timbe pulling out Achema for Mathew Odongo while Kerr brought in Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi for Wafula. Later, the tactician also pulled out Liukwam for Meddie Kagere.Tusker FC defender Eugene Asike heads the ball away under pressure from Gor Mahia’s Eliud Loukwam during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHowever, the pace of the game couldn’t pick up until the final 15 minutes.In the 75th minute of the game, a swift counter attack saw Kagere spring with the ball upfield from the left before picking out Guikan’s run, the Ivorian facing veteran Duncan Ochieng one on one.Ochieng managed to block Guikan’s effort superbly with the forward managing to get a second bite of the cherry when the ball rebounded off the keeper. However, he slammed the ball on the crossbar with an open goalmouth.Seven minutes to go, Gor Mahia almost paid for that blunder but Momanyi cleared off the line when Jackson Macharia’s header skipped over Boniface Oluoch.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Ivorian forward Ephraim Guikan vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Collins Shivachi during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 28, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Feb 28- Ivorian striker Ephraim Guikan had perhaps what could be ranked as the miss of the season as Kenyan Premier League holders Gor Mahia was held to a 0-0 draw by Tusker FC at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday.Guikan had the goalmouth at his mercy from four yards out with 15 minutes left on the clock but somehow failed to hit the target slamming the ball into the crossbar when it was harder to miss than score.last_img read more

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Teen surrenders in brawl slaying

first_imgSTEVENSON RANCH – An 18-year-old from Stevenson Ranch surrendered Wednesday to sheriff’s officials in the slaying of another young man in a weekend brawl. Michael Stephens, who attended Hart High School and now works in construction, turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday, said his attorney, Richard Hirsch. Hirsch and a private investigator hired by Stephens’ family declined further comment. No charges had been filed Wednesday as sheriff’s homicide investigators continued piecing together the events that led to the violent death of Joshua Pipho, 20, of Canyon Country. Rosendberg said the incident should serve as a warning for young people who drink and party to realize trouble can break out and they could face tough consequences. pat.aidem@dailynews.com 661-257-5251 Staff Writer160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A friend of Pipho’s, Chad White, 20, also was attacked – stabbed 17 times – and remained hospitalized. Investigators searched the Stephens family’s home Tuesday afternoon, said sheriff’s Lt. Dan Rosendberg, noting the teen’s father was devastated, yet cooperative. “It’s the absolute worst nightmare I can imagine,” Rosendberg said. “This could happen in Stevenson Ranch or in any affluent neighborhood.” Pipho died early Saturday in the parking lot of a condominium complex where a fight broke out when one youth’s truck was being vandalized. Investigators believe a party was going on and spilled outside. One young man indicated he was leaving, but drove back and rammed his car into Pipho, then got out and stabbed him several times before running him over with the car, witnesses said. Rosendberg would not say if Stephens was that driver. Stephens does not live in the condo complex where the fight broke out, but in a nearby neighborhood, Rosendberg said. The lieutenant also said authorities expect to make additional arrests in the case. last_img read more

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CLUB PRESIDENT’S DAY AT NAIRN AND PORTNOO GOLF CLUB THIS WEEKEND

first_imgMr David Kelly our Club President will hold his big day on Sat. 11th June, we would ask all members to make the effort to play on the day to support one of the most popular members of the club. On The Club team front we had mixed results over the last few weeks our mixed Foursomes, Junior Cup Jimmy Bruen and Pierce Purcell teams made their exit just finishing a few strokes behind the fourth placed teams The Minor League team had a very good result in Ballyliffin taking two and a half matches with the home leg to come, also the Ulster Fourball team are still in the competition and play this week against Donegal As was stated a few weeks ago our new website will be up and running maybe by the time you read these notes so once again the club are keeping up with trend of most big clubs and progressing forward The winner of the J.J.Reid Motors Stableford was Tom Rawdon with a score of 43pts closely followed by Barry Doherty on 42pts Results J.J.Reid Motors 1st Tom Rawdon (21) 43pts, 2nd Barry Doherty (13) 42pts, 3rd Kevin Gilgunn (20) 39pts b.o.t., Best Sat. Pat O’Gorman (10) 38pts, Front Nine P.J.Gallagher (12) 21pts, Back Nine Kieran Cunnea (12) 23pts, Cat A Finn McCrory (9) 39pts, Cat B John R Quinn (12) 38pts, Cat C Des Mc Gettigan (20) 39pts Fixtures Open every wed. Sun. 5th June Single Stableford sponsored by Killybegs Golf Society CLUB PRESIDENT’S DAY AT NAIRN AND PORTNOO GOLF CLUB THIS WEEKEND was last modified: May 31st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAgolfSportlast_img read more

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FUFA Super 8 to start early next month

first_img Tags: FUFA Super 8 Comments Vipers SC will be part of the FUFA Super 8 after winning the 2017/18 UPL league title (file photo)FUFA Super 8 20181st – 25th AugustThe FUFA Super was first a myth amongst the football fraternity but it has turned in to reality after the football governing body confirmed it on Wednesday, 11th July.The tournament will run for three weeks starting 1st to 25th of August, just under a month before the start of the 2018/19 Uganda Premier League season.It will comprise of eight teams, six from the previous UPL season and two that gained promotion from the Big League.The ones from the previous UPL season are those that finished in the top six while those from the big league are the ones that won their respective groups (Elgon and Rwenzori).No registration fee is required to participate in this tournament.In the unlikely event that any of the above teams is unable to participate, priority shall be given to the next ranked team in the 1st Division from the previous season.Prize Money of the 2018 edition for the Super 8 has been set at UGX 30 million to be shared by all 8 clubs with the winning team taking UGX 10,000,000 (ten million) and Runner up UGX 5,000,000 (Five million).Clubs are required to register for the tournament by Thursday 12th July 2018 and their squad by Friday 20th July 2018 with the FUFA Competitions Department.The format of play is a single-tie knockout tournament. No registration fee is required.The top six in the 2017/18 UPL Season.1. Vipers SCKCCA FCSC VillaOnduparaka FCKirinya JSSBul FCThe top two in 2017/18 Big League:Ndejje University FCNyamityobora FClast_img read more

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ICC Champions Trophy: Unpredictable Pakistan can’t be written off, says Shahid Afridi

first_imgPakistan trumped South Africa on Thursday to prove they remain arguably the most unpredictable team in international cricket and former all-rounder Shahid Afridi said it would be a mistake to write them off in the ongoing Champions Trophy.Four days after being steamrolled by arch-rivals India, Sarfraz Khan and his team mates upset South Africa in the rain-hit match to revive their Group B campaign in Birmingham.Consistency has never been their strong point but Afridi, who featured in Pakistan’s five Champions Trophy campaigns, said the win has the potential to transform the young side.”It is heartening to see Pakistan play the way it did and I hope it continues its good work and brings smiles on the faces of our passionate cricket fans,” Afridi wrote in a column for cricket governing body website www.icc-cricket.com.”I also feel that Pakistan shouldn’t be ruled out of title contention anymore. The win today can make this side do some amazing things in the tournament. Once again write Pakistan off at your own peril,” he added.Paceman Hasan Ali led Pakistan’s improved bowling performance against South Africa, claiming 3/24 to help restrict the Proteas to 219-8 in 50 overs.Pakistan were 119-3 in 27 overs, 19 runs ahead under the Duckworth-Lewis method – which governs such weather-hit contests – when rain intervened to give them their first win in the tournament.Afridi was particularly impressed with 23-year-old Hasan Ali, who walked away with the man-of-the-match award.”I don’t recall Pakistan fast bowlers delivering match-winning performances in recent years, hence Hasan’s three-wicket spell made me really happy.advertisement”He is a mature bowler for his age, has decent pace and the ability of seaming the ball while he can also make the old ball reverse with impeccable control.”Pakistan conclude their Group B campaign against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday.last_img read more

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Cutty Sark x Generic Surplus Exclusive Sneakers

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn The Best American Liqueur The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less You might not actually be able to see them as they’re mixing the perfect Old Fashioned, but isn’t it about time bartenders got a great shoe that works as hard as they do? L.A. sneaker brand Generic Surplus thought so, which is why they teamed with Cutty Sark to design a sneaker inspired by the spirit of their new Prohibition Edition whiskey with both comfort and style in mind. The black on black design brings street style indoors with a leather upper and non-slip vulcanized sole that will keep you stuck to that bar mat, board or simply the city sidewalk. White and yellow accents make them stand out while the striped lining and ship embossed on the tongue are a nod to Cutty Sark’s original whiskey bottle.Released 90 years after Prohibition repeal, Cutty Sark’s latest scotch celebrates Captain Williams McCoy who smuggled the spirit into America back in the 1920s. The “small batch” blend is aged in hand-selected American oak casks to give it a smooth but complex finish. Bottled at 100 proof, this whiskey is sure to give you a beautiful buzz.We tried these exclusive sneakers out this weekend, and they were perfect for everything from a fall foliage walk to hitting the dance floor. Get yours for $149.99 at genericsurplus.com.last_img read more

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Finnlines Brings Promas Lite into the Baltic Sea

first_imgzoom Rolls-Royce has won a contract to install its efficient Promas Lite propulsion system on two vessels for ferry operator Finnlines.Promas Lite is an integrated propeller and rudder system that increases efficiency and is designed specifically for retrofitting to existing ships.These will be the fifth and sixth Finnlines vessels to feature Promas Lite, following a contract for four shipsets earlier this year.Emanuele Grimaldi, President and CEO, Finnlines, said: “Environmental compliance and cost efficient operations are key factors in the success of Finnlines. The installation of the Promas Lite systems on our modern ro-ro vessels is a major step in the implementation of our strategy.”Andrew Marsh, Rolls-Royce, President – Services said: “We have been delighted to work together with Finnlines to bring the first installation of Promas Lite into the Baltic Sea. We value the strong relationship that we hold with Finnlines, and they are a key component of our growing presence in the area.“Not only will Finnlines achieve a reduction in fuel consumption, but we are also delighted to play a part in lowering their NOx emissions, creating a healthier and greener environment at sea.” Press Release, September 11, 2014last_img read more

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Record floods show world has changed and NB must adapt scientists say

first_imgNew Brunswick’s record-breaking floods are a jarring reminder climate change is bringing a watery future that will wash away old patterns of life and force many to higher ground permanently, say environmental scientists and hydrologists.“The reality is that people expect the world to be the way it was, but it’s not,” said Louise Comeau, a professor at the University of New Brunswick and member of a national panel on climate change adaptation.When the waters recede, the provincial and federal governments must frankly inform homeowners the future holds more of the same, says hydrologist John Pomeroy, director of the global water futures program at the University of Saskatchewan.“Sometimes people, when they’ve been flooded out, it’s a good time to offer to buy them out and remove the homes from the dangerous location,” Pomeroy said in an interview.New Brunswick is suffering through record flooding, with rising waters forcing the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway between Moncton and Fredericton and many people being forced out of their homes.“The floods look like they’re getting larger,” said Pomeroy, who is working on a fresh models for mapping future floods, in tandem with a network of university scientists studying the nation’s largest rivers.The hydrologist says the public needs to understand historical levels of water flow are no longer guides to the future.Sudden temperature flips from frigid April snowstorms to 26 C, as occurred during the spring runoffs in parts of New Brunswick, are a feature of climate change that encourage flooding, he said.The province’s legislative committee on climate change cited computer models predicting that by 2100, New Brunswick’s mean annual temperature will increase by as much as 5 C, while more intense rain and snow will increase the amount of moisture hitting the ground.Those trends aren’t the sole causes of river flooding, but higher seasonal temperatures and precipitation increase the risks, says Al Pietroniro, a senior hydrologist with Environment Canada.“Across the country there’s an acceleration of what we call the water cycle, which means because the atmosphere is warming, we’re seeing increased precipitation,” he said in a telephone interview.Premier Brian Gallant told a briefing last week that it’s clear the increasing frequency and severity of severe weather events can be traced to climate change, and the government needs to become more proactive.“We have to do everything we can to combat climate change. We have to do everything we can to mitigate versus climate change, we have to do everything we can to raise awareness about climate change,” he said.“We have to do a better job of mapping where there are flood zones, where there will be the potential for flood zones in the future, where there will be erosion, what can be done to protect our coasts and to protect our communities.”Comeau, who has authored studies on the impact of climate change in her province, says she suspects that floods once expected every 30 years are now more likely to be “once every five years or even every two to three years.”Every region of New Brunswick now has flooding stories to share describing dislocation and disruption, she says. In addition, an ice storm on the Acadian Peninsula in January 2017 caused power, communication and transportation disruptions.Perth-Andover and the Tobique First Nation have experienced multiple flood events, including the province’s most costly event at $25-million in March 2012.The province provided $8 million to cover the cost of relocation and flood-proofing of low-lying homes, with approximately 80 homes that were damaged, either demolished or relocated, as well as road and downtown changes to infrastructure.In 2014, in response to recurring flood events, the province released a flood risk strategy, noting that from 2008 to 2014, the province experienced a “three-fold increase in disaster relief assistance programs triggered by flooding,” and $100-million in direct costs to the province, estimated to be half of total costs.Blair Feltmate, the head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, says that “New Brunswick has an attitude of management by disaster.”“New Brunswick seems to rush to address risk when it’s happening, and then, after the event subsides, the province relaxes and waits for its next disaster.”Jason Thistlethwaite, an assistant professor at the University of Waterloo’s faculty of the environment, said in an interview part of the problem is that municipalities set zoning regulations and collect property tax revenue but it’s Ottawa that is paying the lion’s share of disaster relief.“It’s good to produce the information (flood plain maps), but ultimately it’s hard for a municipality to impose development requirements when their primary source of revenue is property taxes from new development,” he said.The province must move more quickly to create a common set of standards on new development for all towns and cities to obey, he said.The federal government must also refine its approach, he argues, tying disaster relief funding to requirements that homeowners move out of areas doomed to see repeated floods.The province has entered into agreements with Public Safety Canada to update and modernize existing inland flood maps by 2020 and coastal maps by 2019, said a spokeswoman for the Environment Department.Officials from the provincial departments of Environment and Justice were otherwise unavailable to comment on the government’s implementation of its climate change action plans, which were announced by the Liberals with fanfare on Dec. 7, 2016.Mike O’Brien, the mayor of Fredericton, says his city has been a leader in adapting infrastructure for climate change, with storm water systems upgraded and some key intersections raised.New apartment complexes along Queen Street, not far from the high point of the latest floods, were approved several years ago, but the mayor said “Buildings constructed on the periphery of the flood plain are designed to handle it … but looking forward and 50 years down the road, what different regulations will have to be considered? We’d love to be part of that discussion.”Comeau says the provincial government has taken steps, such as improving mapping available to the public, and has been moving towards giving municipalities clearer guidelines on zoning rules in flood plains. Cities are hiring teams to work on flood adaptation, she says.But she also says people who live near the province’s 60,000 lakes and 2,500 lakes and ponds must buy into the science of climate change, and the tough discussion on moving out of flood plains needs to start immediately.“Often when the infrastructure decisions are being made, the community wants the ice rink fixed rather than the water pipes enlarged,” she says.She says she’s hopeful the latest disaster may start to shift citizens’ attention onto what lies ahead, even as they bail out and cope with the latest round of damage.“You have to have a conversation about the reality,” she said.Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more

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