Crested Cranes defeat Kenya in CECAFA opener

first_imgThe Crested Cranes team that started against Kenya on Thursday afternoon (Photo by FUFA Media)CECAFA Women’s Championship 2018Uganda 1-0 KenyaStade de Kigali, RwandaThursday, 19-07-2018KIGALI – The Crested Cranes got off to a flying start at the 2018 CECAFA Women’s championship in Rwanda as they defeated their Kenyan counterparts 1-0 in the opening game of the competition.Lillian Mutuuzo scored the only goal of the game after seven (7) minutes to ensure that the Crested Cranes set early pace at this year’s round-robin tournament.Kenya tried to find the all important equalizing goal but ‘woman of the match,’ Ruth Aturo kept them at bay with a string of spectacular saves throughout the game.Head coach Faridah Bulega called for a couple of changes after the break with Winnie Babirye and Monica Namwase replacing Norah Alupo and Lilian Mustuuzo respectively.The win felt more like revenge to Kenya who had eliminated the Crested Cranes 1-0 after two legs, from the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers last April.This is the third time the competition is being played.Zanzibar won the first edition that was hosted in the same country in 1986 while Tanzania defeated Kenya 2-1 in the finals of the 2016 championships held in Uganda.Uganda finished fourth in 2016 after losing 4-1 to Ethiopia in the third play-off games.The other fixture today will see Rwanda take on Tanzania in the late kick-off.The Crested Cranes resume duty on Saturday against Ethiopia at the same stadium.The round robin tournament will then see Uganda take on Tanzania on Monday and then Rwanda next Wednesday.Crested Cranes starting XIRuth Aturo (GK) 18, Viola Namuddu 6, Grace Aluka 16, Shadia Nankya 5, Yudaya Nakayenze 7, Tracy Jones Akiror (Capt) 8, Lilian Mutuuzo 17, Phiona Nabbumba 13, Ziana Namuleme 10, Juliet Nalukenge 9, Norah Alupo 15.Substitutes:Daisy Nakaziro (GK) 19, Aisha Namukisa 2, Bridget Nabisalu 4, Namwase Monica 11, Daniela Favour Nambatya 12, Winnie Babirye 14, Esther Naluyimba 3The CECAFA 2018 complete fixture:Thursday, July 19-Kenya vs. Uganda – 3:00 pm-Rwanda vs. Tanzania – 5:15 pm*Friday, July 20: Rest DaySaturday, July 21-Ethiopia vs. Uganda – 2:00 pm-Kenya vs. Tanzania – 5:15 pm*Sunday, July 22: Rest DayMonday, July 23-Uganda vs. Tanzania – 3:00 pm-Rwanda vs. Ethiopia – 5:15 pm*Tuesday, July 24: Rest DayWednesday, July 25-Kenya vs. Ethiopia – 3:00 pm-Uganda vs. Rwanda – 5:15 pm*Thursday, July 26: Rest DayFriday, July 27-Ethiopia vs. Tanzania – 3:00 pmRwanda vs. Kenya 5:15 pmComments Tags: CECAFA Women’s challenge cupcrested cranesLillian MutuuzoRuth Aturotoplast_img read more

So who did 49ers hire as defensive line coach?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Improving the pass rush should be the 49ers top offseason priority, and now they apparently have a new defensive line coach to oversee a unit that remains on the lookout for a couple sack artists.Kris Kocerek has been hired as Jeff Zgonina’s replacement, according to SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Adam Caplan. The 49ers have not confirmed that switch of defensive-line coaches.Kocerek, 40, coached the Miami Dolphins defensive line the past two seasons. He previously held that role from …last_img read more

Ryk Neethling, king of swim

first_img22 February 2005South African Olympic gold medal hero Ryk Neethling confirmed his dominance of the FINA World Cup swimming series by winning five events in Brazil over the weekend, taking his victory total to 21 in the series.In addition, the 1 108 points he earned on the FINA points table for his world record setting time of 51.52 seconds in the 100 metres individual medley in New York went unchallenged, confirming him as the winner of the overall title – and a US$50 000 cheque.21 wins, big rewardsThe overall title, coupled with his 21 wins, meant that Neethling won over half-a-million rand in the eight-meet competition.At Belo Horizonte on Saturday, he won the 100 metres freestyle with ease in 47.50. He followed that up with an even easier win in the 100 metres individual medley in 52.77, then completed the day with a third victory in the 50 metres butterfly in 23.17.On Sunday he was again victorious in the 50 metres freestyle in a hasty 21.44, matching the time he recorded in New York, which was the fastest of the entire series.Five-time winnerNeethling’s five wins emulated his feat in Australia, where he was successful in the 100m freestyle, 100m medley, 50m butterfly, 200m freestyle and 50m freestyle.It looked like Roland Schoeman would be South Africa’s top performer after he won three events, finished second in one and third in another in the first meet of the 2004/2005 season, in Durban in November.Neethling notched up two victories, two second places and two thirds, but twice had to settle for second to his Olympic teammate, and finished third to Schoeman’s second in the 50m butterfly.The next time out, though, Neethling, admittedly in the absence of Schoeman, showed he meant business with his five-win performance in Melbourne.Both swimmers skipped the meet in Daejon, South Korea. In Stockholm, it again appeared that Schoeman would be the man to beat when he won the 100m individual medley in world record time and equaled the World Cup record in the 100m freestyle. He also outsprinted Neethling in the 50m freestyle.Ready for something specialAlthough he was second to Schoeman in the 100m freestyle and 100m medley, and took third in the 50m freestyle, Neethling swam a very hasty 1:43.01 to win the 200m freestyle, and with the advantage of hindsight, that was an indication that he was ready for something special.That special performance came in the 100m individual medley in Berlin, as he smashed Schoeman’s recently set world record with a time of 52.11.At the next meet in Moscow he again lowered the mark, touching in 52.01.Then, in New York, he obliterated the mark he set in Russia, clocking 51.52, the performance that would win him the overall World Cup title.Neethling put the cherry on the top with his second five-win performance in Brazil.Neethling’s World Cup resultsDurban 2nd 400m freestyle, 3:43.792nd 100m freestyle, 47.491st 100m individual medley, 53.132nd 50m freestyle, 21.833rd 50m butterfly, 23.611st 200m freestyle, 1:45.11 Melbourne 1st 100m freestyle, 46.941st 100m individual medley 53.011st 50m butterfly, 23.441st 200m freestyle, 1:43.794th 100m butterfly, 51.841st 50m freestyle, 21.68 DaejonDid not participateStockholm  2nd 100m freestyle, 47.012nd 100m individual medley, 52.611st 200m freestyle, 1:43.013rd 50m freestyle, 21.71 Berlin 1st 100m individual medley, 52.11, world record1st 200m freestyle, 1:42.753rd 50m freestyle, 21.60 Moscow 1st 100m freestyle, 47.301st 100m individual medley, 52.01, world record2nd 200m freestyle, 1:46.721st 200m individual medley, 1:57.223rd 50m freestyle, 22.03 New York  2nd 100m freestyle, 47.031st 100m individual medley, 51.52, world record1st 200m freestyle, 1:43.121st 50m freestyle, 21.44 Belo Horizonte 1st 100m freestyle, 47.501st 100m individual medley, 52.771st 50m butterfly, 23.171st 200m freestyle, 1:45.351st 50m freestyle, 21.44  Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

SA urged to ‘promote reconciliation’

first_img This was a responsibility of all South Africans, not just government, Zuma said. Source: 18 December 2012 South African President Jacob Zuma says “phenomenal strides” have been made in the past 18 years in promoting national unity and reconciliation among South Africans. “We have this year dedicated time to build monuments and memorials and to rename significant geographical features to pay tribute to men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice for our freedom,” Zuma said in his message for the national Day of Reconciliation on Sunday. The holiday came into effect in 1994 after the end of apartheid, with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity.‘Unity in diversity’ “But we know that we should do more than that to achieve true reconciliation,” he said. “We need to bridge the inequalities, intensify the fight against poverty, combat crime and drug abuse; champion the interest of women, children and people with disability and combat all forms of racist, tribal and xenophobic tendencies.” He urged South Africans to use national days to embark upon programmes that demonstrate that they were united in their diversity. South Africans also needed to embrace the values of Ubuntu which included human solidarity, generosity, hospitability, friendliness, caring, compassion, harmony, forgiveness and neighbourliness.last_img read more

The American Passive House Institute Responds to Dr. Feist

first_imgA new letter: Now it’s slanderLate on Friday August 19, Katrin Klingenberg issued a new letter to Dr. Feist. In her latest volley, Klingenberg wrote, “I would have wished for you to respond … in a more civil, mutually respectful way and without the decision to slander our company publicly with our client and stakeholder base. … Slander is against the law in this country and I believe it is equally serious to target the client base of a company directly to intentionally defame the business partner in any way.”In the main body of the letter, Klingenberg’s accusations (and prose) get a little dense, as when she writes, “It appears that they [employees of PHI] have a sense of a tenuous hegemony and respecting the work and collaborating with those who have significant experience by now apparently does not fit this worldview.” Tenuous hegemony, indeed.The latest letter explains one point: it appears that the the straw that broke the camel’s back was the low pass rate for students taking the international Passivhaus exam in the U.S. Klingenberg wrote, “In the meantime the exam situation had gotten untenable. Lack of communication from them, seriously late receipt of the exam prior to the exam date for translation into IP units, climate misunderstandings, German details and a surprise change in weighting points made only 15 out of 63 pass the exam. People were extremely unhappy. It was a disaster. PHIUS was soon blamed for not preparing people to pass the European test.” The Passivhaus Institut in Germany Disowns Its U.S. SatelliteRound 3: Wolfgang Feist Discusses the PHI-PHIUS SplitPassivhaus Combatants Continue To Speak OutResponding on August 20 to rumors that the Passivhaus Institut would insist that all U.S. documentation must use metric units, Dr. Feist posted the following comment on the Brute Force Collaborative blog: “We (PHI) do not insist in using the metric system in America – that would be ridiculous. There will be an easy to use converter available for IP within PHPP. What we do not agree to is to hide the whole open PHPP structure and to make such a discussion out of this tiny little units conversion.”For American observers who remain bewildered by the origin of the dispute between PHIUS and the Passivhaus Institut, PHIUS suggests that all mysteries will be revealed in time. According to the PHIUS letter, “We intend to respond to some of Dr. Feist’s more objectionable assertions item-by-item, and will post that response shortly.”More perspective on the PHIUS-PHI divorce can be found at the Environmental Building News website; see the EBN report, “Passive House Schism Leaves U.S. in Limbo.”Bloggers are also beginning to chime in. See: Mike Eliason at Brute Force Collaborative Eric Lin and Roger Lin at Arlington Passivhaus Adam Cohen at Zero Energy ConstructionGregory Duncan in Brooklyn Andrew Michler at InhabitatPaul at the MinnePHit House blog Nichole Reber at ArchitectureTravelWriter Douglas Resier at the Builders Counsel blogRoger at the EdgewaterHaus blog Michael Hindle at the Chesapeake Passive House blog Mel Starrs at the Elemental blog UPDATED 9/7/2011 with a new blog linkThe Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) has published a response to Dr. Wolfgang Feist’s August 17 letter announcing a severing of all ties between PHIUS and the Passivhaus headquarters in Germany. The PHIUS letter has been posted on the PHIUS website.According to the official PHIUS response, Dr. Feist’s letter:Includes “several claims that can most charitably be characterized as inaccurate.”Is “unfortunate and somewhat bewildering.”Is a “broadside attack on PHIUS.”Is “not only inaccurate, it’s destructive, disappointing and hurtful to those of us who have worked closely with him.” For those who want to dig deeperThe Passive House Institute has posted an interesting document: the notes prepared by PHIUS to document a meeting held between representatives of PHIUS and representatives of PHI in Innsbruck, Austria, on May 30, 2011. The meeting was an apparent attempt to iron out differences between the two organizations.As might be imagined, the notes document a host of petty differences and inabilities to agree, and most of the document makes for fairly boring reading. Here are a few interesting tidbits, however:“PHIUS expressed that there are concerns about the use of the ‘Passive House’ label in the US market and that if the label is not protected, anyone is free to call anything a Passive House, which may lead to market confusion and a reputation for the standard that has been compromised by projects claiming to be Passive Houses, which in fact are not.”“PHI stated that they have been told PHIUS has contracts with individuals that prohibit them from speaking with PHI. PHIUS responded that this was not the case…”“PHI stated that PHIUS is welcome to run its own program in the US, but that PHI wishes to be left out of it, and if this is what PHIUS wishes to do, there is no need for PHIUS to have agreement for project certification from PHI or for us to waste time on further conversations.”“PHI stated that if PHIUS wishes to work with PHI that it wants symmetrical collaboration and at this point feels taken advantage of and that PHIUS is only taking and not contributing anything.” PHIUS releases answers to FAQsThe latest PHIUS document to be posted contains the organization’s answers to frequently answered questions on the PHI-PHIUS divorce. The document is titled Town Hall Summary and FAQ. No organization owns the standardMoreover, PHIUS claims that:The Passivhaus Institut (PHI) in Germany has made “often-capricious, bureaucratic and cumbersome demands.”The Passivhaus Standard “belongs to no one or no organization.”“Dr. Feist and PHI long ago lost control of the European certification process and with it lost its legitimacy on this issue.”The PHIUS response lists only one substantive dispute with the Passivhaus Institut in Germany, and the issue is fairly obscure and technical. According to the PHIUS letter, “PHI continued to deliver the metric exam only 2 days before the exam date and not five as stated in the contract — this was too little time to translate the test into metric and rewrite the answers.” RELATED ARTICLES Interesting commentsThe following interesting comments have been posted on the Inhabit website:A reader using the nickname PHbuilder wrote, “There are many people unhappy with PHIUS’s lack of professionalism, undermining tactics, and poor/misleading educational classes. They have been leveraging the regional grassroots Passive House organizations with big brother tactics via chapter affiliation contracts all over the country. And when the local people questioned their odd organizational terms or speak directly with PHI, PHIUS would start another local chapter to undermine these communities. They are power hungry and their motives are not inline with the community that is actually building Passive Houses! If PHIUS wants to go it on their own, so be it. Most people I speak to would rather be affiliated with the international movement that has brought these amazing structures to fruition. Better air quality, massive energy reduction and longer building shell life are just a few of the elements that are gained by sticking to the PH plan. And America would have none of these without PHI’s commitment and effort. Thank You Dr. Feist! (Diff between SI and metric units? seriously?)”A reader using the nickname PHarchitect wrote,”On July 22, 2011, PHIUS issued a letter to its members stating that they, PHIUS, would be breaking away from the German organization. The reasons given were that the German standard, while highly tuned to their specific climate, is not relevant to the much more diverse and demanding North American climate; requiring consultants to input data in SI made the planning package needlessly cumbersome and seriously impeded its implementation by a larger US audience; and the certification exam was presented in broken English with largely irrelevant content. Attempts by PHIUS to remedy these issues in order to make this excellent standard viable for North American implementation were met with refusal. Hopefully the two organizations will make amends and find common ground; in the mean time, however, the US program stands a better chance of moving forward without the burdensome control of the German organization.”A reader using the nickname PHengineer wrote, “I also got that letter on July 22 saying that PHIUS was breaking from PHI, mainly over complaints from trained consultants about PHI’s certification exam. It is interesting to see it spun like this…who broke up with who?”A reader using the nickname PHhan wrote, “The PHI exam wasn’t in ‘broken English’ – no more than previous exams prepared by PHIUS were. And the questions weren’t ‘irrelevant’ – it just featured a number of issues (e.g. economics) that we had absolutely ZERO education on during training. Frankly, this is highly unfortunate and the ‘go it alone’ attitude of PHIUS was the wrong choice (guessing one of a series of horribly incorrect choices). Everyone who took the training and exam thinking they would be dealing w/ a logical PHIUS that would be working in conjunction w/ the PHI to certify actual buildings to the passivhaus standard, needs to be refunded their money. or maybe the PHIUS board needs to be disbanded. Did it really come down to, ‘The European exam is too hard, but I paid $2,500 for this training – I deserve to pass!’?”A reader using the nickname Kgregoire wrote, “What is even more frustrating is PHIUS’ attitude and language in reference to the ‘North American’ market. CanPHI, the Canadian Passive House Institute, has no such issues and has worked with PHI since its’ inception to ensure compliance with the greater global community. It has been clear for a while now that PHIUS was pursuing the business model of the USGBC and looking to generate fees via regulation. Compliance with the international community is critical in maintaining the integrity of the designation and the standard. PHIUS is doing harm and a disservice to the PH moevment and concept through their cavalier attitude. America may want to look north for compliance and future certification.”A reader using the nickname AGbuilds wrote, “I too recently took the PH training course through PHIUS at Parsons. There was a lack of organization throughout the entire course, and in the end, most participants felt that they had not been adequately prepared for the exam with the material covered during training. Personally, I feel that I paid to take the consultants training, which should have covered the material necessary to pass the exam.”last_img read more

EC seeks security for MLAs, families

first_imgThe Election Commission on Saturday asked the Chief Secretary of Gujarat to submit a report on Monday, inquiring into the Congress’s allegations against the BJP that the latter has been engineering defections of its MLAs in the State. Simultaneously, the EC has directed the State government “to ensure proper security to all the MLAs and their family members”. Money powerThis comes in the wake of the Congress flying out most of its MLAs in Gujarat to Benguluru, ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls. It also follows a meeting that the Congress team, led by the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, had with ECI officials here, when they accused the latter of using “money and muscle power to engineer and manipulate defections/ resignations”. In a memorandum to the Chief Election Commissioner, the Congress said that three of its MLAs in Gujarat, Punabhai Gamit, Mangalbhai Gavit and Ishwarvhai Patel, were approached by the BJP and its agents “to defect in consideration of monetary allurements”.last_img read more

Three swimmers, including two in CWG team, fail dope test

first_imgRicha MishraEmbarrassment piled on India ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games with three swimmers, two of them part of the country’s team for the mega-event, flunking dope tests in New Delhi on Sunday.Richa Mishra, adjudged the best female swimmer of the 64th National aquatic championship in Jaipur along with fellow CWG teammate Jyotsana Pansare and Amar Muralitharan, tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a stimulant banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency this year.Intended to be a nasal decongestant, it is marketed as a dietary supplement.Swimming Federation of India Secretary Virender Nanavati confirmed the development and said both Richa and Jyotsana will be withdrawn from the team if their ‘B’ samples also turned out to be positive.”We have been informed by the National Anti-Doping Agency about the three swimmers failing dope tests. Their samples were collected during the National Championships in Jaipur,” Nanavati told PTI.”They can ask for a ‘B’ sample test but that is their individual decision. We will see what happens after that procedure is completed. If the ‘B’ samples of Richa and Jyotsana also test positive they will be withdrawn from the team. I can’t say whether we will have the replacements,” he said.Of the three who have been caught in the doping net, Muralitharan had earlier flunked a dope test in 2003 as well but was cleared later that year.”All three of them have tested positive for methylhexaneamine,” said the CWG Tournament Director (Swimming) Rakesh Gupta.Richa won three individual gold medals with one meet record (200m individual medley) during the Nationals, while Jyotsana clinched a gold in the 100m backstroke event in Jaipur.advertisementThe latest doping scandal comes within a few days of six wrestlers and two athletes testing positive for the same banned substance.That list included this year’s Arjuna awardee Rajiv Tomar, along with fellow grapplers Sumit (74kg), Mausam Khatri (96kg), Gursharanpreet Kaur (women’s 72kg), Rahul Mann (60kg) and Joginder Singh (120kg).Shotputter Sourabh Vij and discus thrower Akash Antil had also failed dope tests.Days before this, net-ball player Megha Chaudharay had also tested positive for a banned substance. Things are surely going to go down to the wire: HooperIndia’s failure to ensure that all the Commonwealth Games venues and the athletes’ village comply with safety provision norms could jeopardise the organisation of the event, according to CGF CEO Mike Hooper, who said the organisers have allowed “things to go down to the wire”.Acknowledging that lot of work still needs to be done, Hooper said that they are yet to receive confirmation from the Organising Committee that the village or any of the venues are structurally safe and sound and that failure to do so could place one or two sporting events in danger.Thousands of athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations will start to arrive from September 16 to take up residence in the Games village and to start training at the venues.”Things are surely going to go down to the wire. It’s a battle against time. If the Organising Committee failed to provide the safety certifications on time, if we can’t get the documentation of the Games village and the venues on time, then a particular event or so may be in trouble,” Hooper said.”Whether it’s about venue safety at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium or any other stadium, clearly we are all aware of the CVC report last month and implications of that report suggests sub-standard materials and fabricated case results. That’s a matter of concern to us.”Despite many promises made by the government agencies to deliver the documentation to validate and verify all the buildings standards have been met, fire safety certificates have been issued, we (CGF) still have not been able to get them and that still remains a cause of great concern to us,” Hooper told a TV channel.”You can’t occupy the venue unless you have building completion certificates. People are due to arrive at the Games village from September 16. They can’t occupy the Games village unless the building certification is not there. They can’t go to the venue unless venues certification is not there,” he said.last_img read more

Foton rips UVC; Sta. Lucia triumphs in PSL opener

first_imgGrace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town American Casey Schoenlein came up with a crucial block to put the Lady Realtors at matchpoint before skipper Pamela Lastimosa sealed the win with an ace.“It was a battle out there and any time you come out on top of something as close as that, it always feels good,” said Schoenlein, who chipped in 17 attack points and six blocks for Sta. Lucia.The Lady Realtors took the match lead after three sets but came apart in the fourth behind a strong showing by the Lifesavers.“We need to work on playing under high-pressure situations,” said Amanda Villanueva, one of the key acquisitions for Sta. Lucia in the offseason.“That’s why this is a good experience for us to have our character tested,” said the former Adamson star, who made key contributions in the match with her five attack points and an ace.Generika-Ayala will have an additional concern to look at after Niki del Rio exited the game with an apparent knee injury in the fifth set. LATEST STORIES Golden Wheel honors 2018’s top driver Former Turkish national player Selime Ilyasoglu also came up huge for Foton, completing an all-around performance of 19 markers and 14 digs.“I’m very happy with how the girls played. Also, the imports were able to step up—especially down the stretch,” said Foton coach Aaron Velez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I’m surprised because in training, we don’t normally talk [to each other],” said Velez. “We just train hard.”UVC banked on the performances of skipper Kalei Mau and import Yasmeen Bedart-Ghani in the third set to extend the match. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Foton averted disaster at the expense of United VC, carving out a  26-24, 25-20, 15-25, 25-21 decision in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix opener Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena.American Courtney Felinski spearheaded the Tornadoes, with her 23 points on 19 attacks.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 Read Next The Tornadoes found themselves trailing again early in the fourth, as United VC did everything to push them to the limit, even tying the set at 18.But Ilyasoglu and Felinski came through, catching fire when it mattered most.“Today the imports were able to jell properly with the team,”  said Velez.Bedart-Ghani delivered 23 and 14 digs while Mau registered 17 points for United but all that were put to naught by the poise showed by the two-time champions.In the second game, Sta. Lucia, hoping to finally come out of its shell, showed the fruits of its heavy offseason buildup by outlasting Generika-Ayala, 25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 25-16, 16-14.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid striker Benzema unimpressed by L’Equipe

first_imgReal Madrid striker Benzema unimpressed by L’Equipeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid striker Karim Benzema is unimpressed by L’Equipe ignoring his work in 2018.The striker failed to make the top 15 strikers list, which featured fellow Frenchman Antoine Griezmann and former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, yet Benzema took the news relatively well as he made a joke out of the situation.”L’Equipe, my friends, can I be the 16th?” he wrote on Instagram.Benzema on the paper’s 2018 best strikers shortlist: “L’Equipe, my friends, can I be the 16th?Should’ve just let it go ma man— (@Ultra_Suristic) January 4, 2019 About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Taxpayers federation seeks standing in pipeline carbon tax legal battles

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – An advocacy group that argues for the interests of taxpayers will be asking the courts to allow it take part in separate legal cases in British Columbia and Saskatchewan in a dispute over federal and provincial jurisdiction.The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says it will request permission for intervener status in order to fight against the federal carbon tax in Saskatchewan and in favour of getting pipelines built through B.C.A reference question filed in the B.C. Appeal Court by the provincial government is asking it to affirm its right to protect the province from the threat of a diluted bitumen spill. The group is also applying to the courts for standing in the Saskatchewan case where the provincial government wants a ruling on whether the federal government can impose a carbon tax.Federation director Aaron Wudrick says it’s critical that Canadian taxpayers be represented at both proceedings where federal and provincial jurisdictions will be clarified.The federation says it will be filing the intervener applications over the coming weeks.The federal Liberal government has already announced that it will intervene in the B.C. case, which could decide the future of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from the Edmonton-area to port in Burnaby.Kris Sims, the B.C. director for the federation says the Canadian way of life and economic prosperity depend on oil and gas and British Columbia must stop efforts to block the expansion.“We are going to bat for taxpayers in this fight because without a robust economy, and without access to affordable oil and gas, people in B.C. won’t be able to drive to work, the cost of everything will surge and they won’t be able to pay the taxes that our governments impose on us,” Sims says.last_img read more