Much Celebrates The Tragically Hip with THE HIP ON MUCH Beginning Tonight

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Much VJ Tyrone Edwards hosts a full day of Hip-themed programming on August 20, featuring music videos, archival interviews, and messages from the artist communityTORONTO (August 10, 2016) – Much celebrates the trailblazing career of Canada’s beloved The Tragically Hip in honour of their final performances in Toronto and Kingston, Ont. with THE HIP ON MUCH, beginning tonight. The marathon begins with a collection of music videos from The Tragically Hip and lead singer Gord Downie, coinciding with the band’s Toronto concert dates on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Friday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 14 (full schedule below). Then, on Saturday, Aug. 20, Much airs a full day of Hip-themed programming, in honour of the band’s final performance in Kingston, Ont. Hosted by Much VJ Tyrone Edwards, the special illustrates the band’s storied career with music videos, archival interviews, and messages from the artist community sharing their favourite stories about the band. Advertisement Advertisement                     Gord Downie during an interview with MuchMusic in 1993See below for full descriptions and air times. All times are subject to change and are in ET. Visit Much.com to confirm local broadcast times.Wednesday, Aug. 107 p.m. – 9 p.m. – THE HIP ON MUCHMuch pays homage to The Tragically Hip, one of Canada’s most influential bands, with a selection of their greatest music videos. Tracing the history of the band’s career, and coinciding with their three Toronto concert dates, this collection of 32 videos includes Courage, Bobcaygeon, and New Orleans is Sinking. The playlist also airs on Friday, Aug. 12 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 14 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 206 a.m. – 4 p.m., 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – THE HIP ON MUCHMuch has brushed shoulders with The Tragically Hip many times over the years, hosting the band for many performances and interviews at Much HQ in Toronto. Much VJ Tyrone Edwards pulls together archival interview footage spanning from 1989-2011, along with a selection of music videos, to illustrate the band’s storied career in honour of their final performance in Kingston, Ont. Also included in this special are messages from the artist community sharing their personal stories about the band.About MuchMuch is the go-to channel for all things pop-culture, delivering trendworthy, topical programming, and exclusive live events. From the MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to its industry-leading online and social media outreach, including Much.com, on Twitter (with more than a million followers), and Facebook (with more than 1.2 million likes), Much continues to deliver unique and clever programming to its audience. Much supports the Canadian music video production industry with its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. Much is available in more than 8.2 million homes across Canada via satellite, IPTV, and cable, as well as more than 1 million mobile devices. Much is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Spanish Secretary of State for Culture to Visit Morocco

Madrid – Spanish Secretary of State for Culture José Maria Lassalle will start on Thursday a working visit to Morocco during which he will meet with culture minister Mohammed Amine Sbihi, said an official source in Madrid.The visit will touch on the progress of the cultural program “Visages. L’art espagnol aujourd’hui” (Faces. Spanish art today), initiated by the two countries’ culture departments, said on Wednesday a statement by the Spanish ministry of education, culture and sport.This program is meant to shed light on the accomplishments of the Spanish cultural industry, its presence and influence in Morocco, a neighboring country with which Spain has robust cultural relations, it added. The said program features dance, music and contemporary art shows, workshops on heritage preservation and site restoration, translation and museology. read more

Russia expects Venezuela to have trouble repaying loan

MOSCOW — Russia says it expects Venezuela to have problems repaying debt ahead of an upcoming payment on a Russian loan.Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak told Russian state news agencies Tuesday “there will probably be problems,” adding that “everything now depends on the army, on the soldiers, on how true they will be to their service and oath.”Storchak says Venezuela owes Russia $3 billion with repayments twice a year of around $100 million, with the next due in March. Russia also has extensive commercial interests in Venezuela, including state oil company Rosneft’s partnership with Petroleos de Venezuela SA, a state company placed under sanctions Monday by the United States.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says the Kremlin shares the view of the Venezuelan government that the sanctions are “illegal.” He said Moscow views these sanctions as a tool of unfair competition on part of the United States.The Associated Press read more

Bans talks with European Commission chief centre on development targets

20 September 2010As the United Nations summit assessing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) got under way today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed how to ensure that those eight anti-poverty targets are reached during talks with the head of the European Commission (EC). As the United Nations summit assessing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) got under way today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed how to ensure that those eight anti-poverty targets are reached during talks with the head of the European Commission (EC).Scores of world leaders are descending upon UN Headquarters for a three-day General Assembly debate on the MDGs, and Mr. Ban urged participants to provide the necessary investment, aid and political will to end extreme poverty.“We have more development success stories than ever before. The transformative impact of the MDGs is undeniable. This is an achievement we can proud of,” he said. “But we must protect these advances, many of which are still fragile. And the clock is ticking, with much more to do.”During his talks with EC President José Manuel Barroso, the Secretary-General also expressed his gratitude for the commission’s collaboration with the UN on the issue of climate change. The two men discussed the need to achieve concrete results at the next UN Climate Change Conference kicking off in Cancun, Mexico, in late November.Also on the agenda was the economic situation in the European Union, as well as the high priority it gives to human rights.The EU was also a focus of Mr. Ban’s talks today with Prime Minister Yves Leterme of Belgium, with the two leaders conferring on the body’s role in the UN.On the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), they talked about the work of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country (MONUSCO), the security situation in the country’s troubled east and next year’s elections.The Secretary-General and Mr. Leterme also touched on the protection of civilians in the DRC, especially the issue of violence against women.Kosovo topped Mr. Ban’s talks with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov today. They discussed prospects for dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade.The UN chief expressed his appreciation for Bulgaria’s support to international efforts in the field of peace and security, especially in Afghanistan. read more

Italy to host 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina dAmpezzo

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo. International Olympic Committee (IOC) members voted for the Milan-Cortina bid over a Stockholm-based bid from Sweden that also included a bobsled track in Latvia. Both candidates made their final pitches to the IOC in a nine-hour meeting to elect a winner. Italy last hosted the Winter Games in Turin in 2006, and the Alpine ski resort Cortina hosted in 1956. Sweden never hosted the Winter Games, though Stockholm was the 1912 Summer Games host.The IOC says it will contribute at least $925 million toward games operating costs of up to $1.7 billion. read more

Loblaw Q2 profit revenue meet estimates Shoppers Drug Mart leads revenue growth

BRAMPTON, Ont. — The Loblaw grocery and pharmacy business says it had $286 million of net earnings from continuing operations during its second quarter, as revenue increased 2.9 per cent from a year earlier.Loblaw Companies Ltd.’s profit of 77 cents per share from continuing operations was down $7 million from $293 million in last year’s second quarter.However, last year’s overall second quarter profit was only $50 million or 13 cents per share after including a $243-million loss from its investment in Choice Properties, which is listed as a discontinued operation.Loblaw says its revenue for the 12 weeks ended June 15 was $11.13 billion, up $312 million from $10.82 billion in the second quarter of 2018. Same-store sales from food retail was up 0.6 per cent while same-store sales from drug retail grew 4.0 per cent from last year.Adjusted diluted net earnings from continuing operations was $1.01 per share, up from 93 cents per share last year. Discontinued operations didn’t contribute to this year’s second-quarter adjusted earnings but added 13 cents last year.The results were in line with analyst estimates of $1.01 per share of adjusted earnings and revenue of $11.15 billion, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Companies in this story: (TSX:L)The Canadian Press read more

Afghanistan children increasingly struggle to access health care and education UN reports

The report Education and Healthcare at Risk: Key trends and incidents affecting children’s access to healthcare and education in Afghanistan, was jointly produced by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and covers the three-year period from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015. “The report’s findings are deeply troubling. It is simply unacceptable for teachers, doctors and nurses to be subjected to violence or threats, and for schools and medical facilities to be misused or attacked,” said Nicholas Haysom, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. “All parties must take measures to protect education and health services in Afghanistan,” he added. In 2015, UNAMA and UNICEF documented 125 incidents affecting access to health care, compared with 59 in 2014, including 20 health workers killed, 43 injured and 66 abducted. Some 132 conflict-related incidents affecting access to education and education-related personnel were also documented, including 11 education personnel killed, 15 injured and 49 abducted, a sharp increase from 2014 figures. Of the 257 incidents documented in 2015, the majority consisted of threats and intimidation, and represented an increase of 182 per cent compared with 2014. Acts of threats and intimidation included death threats; assaults of health and education personnel; forced closures of schools; letters prohibiting school attendance, particularly against girls; and extortion and other harmful acts. UNAMA and UNICEF also documented incidents of improvised explosive devices detonated near schools and clinics, killing and injuring health care and education personnel. “In 2015 children increasingly struggled to access health and education services in Afghanistan due to insecurity and conflict-related violence, further exacerbated by high levels of chronic poverty throughout the country,” said Akhil Iyer, UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan. Conflict-related violence resulted in the partial or complete closure of more than 369 schools in 2015, affecting more than 139,000 students and 600 teachers. The report highlights the particular vulnerabilities faced by girls, noting attacks, threats and explicit prohibitions imposed to restrict girls’ education. “Conflict-related violence not only puts Afghan children at risk of harm, but also limits their fundamental rights to education and health care,” said Danielle Bell, UNAMA Human Rights Director. “Efforts must be redoubled to enable children – particularly girls – free and safe access to medical services and education.” The report includes several recommendations to all parties to the conflict so as to enable children’s unimpeded access to education and health care. read more

Poll Will you send a Christmas card this year

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cormac Fitzgerald Short URL Yes (6547) Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 8:44 AM Share9 Tweet Email Poll Results: 53 Comments Image: RollingNews.ie Dec 7th 2016, 8:44 AM center_img THE NEWS BROKE yesterday that the price of a postage stamp is set to rise soon.Communications minister Denis Naughten brought a memo to Cabinet for permission to draft a piece of legislation that would remove the price cap of an An Post postage stamp.Naughten said that this was to combat growing losses at the postal service.In a statement An Post said it is making a loss of €12 to 15 million in 2016 and a much greater loss is envisaged for 2017.This is down to ever-declining mail volumes, as more and more people stop sending letters in favour of email and other online alternatives.Christmas is traditionally a time of posting out cards to friends and family, but along with other forms of post, these volumes are in decline also.But what about you? Will you send a Christmas card (by post) this year? 17,375 Views Poll: Will you send a Christmas card this year? The price of stamps will be going up soon as An Post attempt to tackle growing losses. http://jrnl.ie/3124659 Image: RollingNews.ie YesNoDon’t knowVote No (4158) Don’t know (362)last_img read more

Ostéoporose une plante pour préserver les os

first_imgOstéoporose : une plante pour préserver les osCorée du Sud – Une plante nommée Cibotium barometz, en l’occurrence une fougère en voie d’extinction, pourrait bien être la solution pour prévenir l’ostéoporose d’après une étude publiée dans le Journal of Natural Products.Les composants isolés de la plante, plus connue sous le doux nom d’Agneau de Scythie, empêcheraient la détérioration des os dans 97% des cellules sans qu’il y ait d’impact négatif sur les autres cellules environnantes. L’auteur de l’étude, Young Ho Kim, chercheur au collège de pharmacie de l’Université nationale de Chungnam en Corée du Sud, s’est même avancé à dire que ces composants “pourraient être utilisés dans le développement de cibles thérapeutiques contre l’ostéoporose”. L’ostéoporose touche plus de 75 millions de personnes en Europe, aux États-Unis et au Japon et se caractérise par la diminution de la masse osseuse. Chez les personnes atteintes, le risque de fractures s’accroît considérablement. Ces dernières se localisent le plus souvent au niveau des poignets, des hanches et de la colonne vertébrale et concernent une femme sur trois ainsi qu’un homme sur cinq chez les plus de cinquante ans. D’après les chercheurs, leur fréquence pourrait même augmenter de 310% chez les hommes et de 240% chez les femmes d’ici 2050.A l’avenir, un traitement contre la maladie pourrait voir le jour grâce à cette plante originaire d’Inde et de Chine, à condition que cette espèce en danger soit préservée par l’Homme.Le 10 avril 2010 à 12:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Obésité infantile quand les habitudes de la mère peuvent tout changer

first_imgObésité infantile : quand les habitudes de la mère peuvent tout changerLe nombre d’enfants obèses dans le monde a été multiplié par 10 ces quarante dernières années. Afin de déterminer les causes de cette augmentation, des chercheurs de l’Ecole de santé publique de Harvard, aux Etats-Unis, ont mené une étude sur le mode de vie des mamans. Ils ont déterminé que 5 de leurs habitudes pouvaient avoir une influence sur le poids de leur progéniture. 1 enfant sur 6 se trouve en situation de surpoids ou d’obésité en France. C’est ce que révélait, en juin 2017, une étude Esteban de santé publique. Un chiffre qui pourrait diminuer dans les prochaines années si les mères adoptaient 5 habitudes de vie. C’est en effet, ce que révèlent les travaux menés par les scientifiques de Harvard dont les résultats ont été publiés dans le British Medical Journal. Décryptage.5 habitudes contre l’obésité Jusqu’à aujourd’hui, peu d’études avaient été menées sur le comportement des mèresaprès la naissance de leur bébé et pendant son éducation. Les scientifiques s’étaient surtout concentrés sur les incidences que les habitudes de la future mère pendant sa grossesse pouvaient avoir sur la santé et le poids de son enfant.  Partant de ce manque, les chercheurs de l’Ecole de santé publique de Harvard ont voulu en savoir davantage sur le lien qui pouvait être établi entre le mode de vie maternel et l’obésité infantile.Ils ont ainsi analysé les données concernant 24.000 enfants, âgés de 9 à 18 ans et dont les mères, toutes infirmières, avaient accepté de participer au programme Nurse’s Health study II, au début des années 90, en répondant à une série de questions sur leurs habitudes de vie. Les scientifiques ont constaté que 5,3 % de ces enfants étaient devenus obèses.En comparant avec ceux qui ne l’étaient pas, ils ont trouvé deux facteurs qui pouvaient expliquer cette différence. Ceux dont la mère affichait un poids sain avaient 56% de risques en moins de souffrir d’obésité. Et 31% en moins si la mère ne fumait pas. Mais le plus impressionnant et le plus instructif reste cette conclusion : la progéniture présente 75% de risques en moins de devenir obèse si sa mère respecte et surtout combine ces 5 saines habitudes : – maintenir son poids de forme – ne jamais fumer- pratiquer 150 minutes d’activité physique par semaine- suivre un régime alimentaire équilibré – avoir une consommation d’alcool modéréeDes résultats à approfondir Comme toutes les études, celle-ci n’échappe pas à la règle et connaît ses limites. Ainsi, ses résultats ne peuvent être généralisés à toutes les catégories socio-professionnelles ni ethniques puisque les infirmières ayant participé à l’étude sont toutes issues de classes moyennes ou plus privilégiées et sont en grande majorité blanches. De plus, les données récoltées sur les habitudes de vie des mères émanaient de leurs propres réponses et n’ont pu être vérifiées.À lire aussiAnorexie mentale : symptômes, causes, conséquences, qu’est ce que c’est ?« Malheureusement, les personnes ne relaient pas avec exactitude leurs propres habitudes alimentaires », regrette le Dr.Robert Lustig de l’université de Californie San Francisco, qu’a interviewé ABC News. Un manque de précision alimentaire qui pourrait donc impacter les conclusions de cette étude. Le professeur californien en profite pour préciser qu’il faudrait aussi prendre en considération d’autres facteurs responsables de l’obésité infantile.« Les enfants devraient limiter les aliments qui augmentent la résistance à l’insuline. Par exemple, ils devraient réduire ou supprimer la consommation de boissons aux sucres ajoutés comme les jus qui sont les plus gros coupables ». Qu’il se rassure, les chercheurs n’ont pas l’intention de s’arrêter là puisqu’ils n’ont pas fini d’analyser tous les résultats obtenus. Mieux encore, ils vont continuer à suivre ces enfants après l’âge de 18 ans.Le 5 juillet 2018 à 17:57 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

Madore proposes change to commissioner meetings with video

first_imgThirteen hours after being bombarded with public comment over the appointment of state Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, to the job of Clark County environmental services director, one commissioner wants to talk about changes to county meetings.Commissioner David Madore said Wednesday he would like to see the public comment period moved to the end of commissioner meetings. Madore said the change would help avoid political maneuvering akin to a filibuster, which could grind the county’s work to a halt.Tuesday night, nearly 100 people signed up before 6 p.m. to comment about Benton, thinking their testimony would be first on the agenda. However, Madore and Commissioner Tom Mielke, both Republicans, voted to take a fee-waiver issue first. That meant testimony on Benton did not happen until about 9:40 p.m.“Last night you saw an attempt to defeat the fee waiver without even discussing it,” Madore said. “My top priority right now is to get Clark County back to work. I wanted Clark County back to work that night. So I want to see county business done first.”Madore said he was frustrated the commissioners didn’t get the opportunity to take action on development fee waivers at Tuesday night’s hearing. Instead, commissioners voted to move the matter back three weeks.last_img read more

Myanmar not safe for Rohingya returnees

first_imgICRC President Maurer interacts with Rohingya children during his visit to a refugee camp in Cox`s Bazar. Photo: ReutersThe head of the Red Cross on Sunday said it was not safe to return Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, where he described whole villages abandoned and destroyed.Peter Maurer toured strife-torn western Myanmar before visiting refugee camps over the border in neighbouring Bangladesh, where nearly one million Rohingya have sought refuge from violence.The bulk of the persecuted Muslims in Bangladesh have arrived since August, fleeing a huge Myanmar army crackdown in troubled Rakhine state that the UN has likened to ethnic cleansing.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday will make his first visit to the camps since that influx of nearly 700,000 Rohingya sparked a humanitarian crisis in southeast Bangladesh.The UN says Guterres, who discussed the Rohingya with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka on Sunday, will use the trip to study prospects for “a safe, voluntary and dignified return” of refugees to Myanmar.But relief agencies warn that conditions in Rakhine, which is heavily restricted to international observers, remain too unsafe to consider repatriating the Rohingya to Buddhist-majority Myanmar.Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said a lot more was needed to improve the situation he witnessed in Rakhine during an official visit the past few days.“What I’ve seen in terms of destruction of villages, abandonment of situations, disruptions in markets, of livelihood, of communities, I don’t think the present moment is an ideal condition to return,” Maurer told AFP in an interview in Chakmarkul refugee camp.He said more was needed for those families eking out survival in gigantic tent cities in Bangladesh, where many would rather endure hardship than return to persecution.“We need to prepare the ground for returns for those who wish to return,” Maurer said.Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed in November to begin repatriating the Rohingya but the process has stalled, with both sides accusing the other of frustrating the effort.Fewer than 200 have been resettled, and the vast majority refuse to contemplate returning until their rights, citizenship and safety are assured.The Rohingya are loathed by many in Myanmar, where they were stripped of citizenship and branded illegal immigrants from Bangladesh despite calling Rakhine their homeland.The UN has says conditions in Rakhine are not ripe for a safe, voluntary and dignified repatriation, but signed an agreement with Myanmar to assess conditions on the ground to help refugees make an informed decision.The UN Security Council visited Myanmar and Rakhine state in early May, meeting with refugees who gave detailed accounts of killings, rape and torching of villages at the hands of Myanmar’s military.Myanmar has vehemently denied allegations by the US, United Nations and others of ethnic cleansing.last_img

India China nervous spectators in Sri Lanka crisis

first_imgSri Lanka`s Special Task Force member stands guard while newly appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa participates in the ceremony to assume his duties as the minister of finance and economic affairs at the finance ministry in Colombo, Sri Lanka 31 October 2018. Photo: ReutersRival Asian giants India and China are anxiously watching the constitutional conflict between contending prime ministers in Sri Lanka to see whose interests get the upper hand in their own strategic battle.It is the second time in barely a month that the Indian Ocean has become a battleground between the powers, after the Maldives’ hotly disputed presidential election saw the eviction of a pro-Chinese leader.Both may be minnows compared to the two giant neighbours that loom over it to the north.But they sit on the key sea trade and oil routes from Asia to the Middle East and Europe making them vital strategic interests for the rival powers.New Delhi and Beijing insist that they are watching from outside the political ring as Sri Lanka’s ousted prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe slugs it out with Mahinda Rajapakse, the island’s former authoritarian leader named to take over by the president.But the stakes are high.”With parliament suspended and all the political trickery between the two sides, the growing tensions are a worry for India and China,” said an Asian diplomat in Colombo.China was quick to deny an accusation by a lawmaker from Wickremesinghe’s party this week that it was paying for Rajapakse’s attempts to win over rival deputies.”Groundless and irresponsible,” said a frosty Chinese embassy statement in response to the allegations.The constitutional crisis pits two very different characters against each other.Wickremesinghe is a soft-spoken reformist technocrat and free market proponent seen as wary of China’s often one-sided economic deals and less suspicious of India.Rajapakse is a seasoned political bruiser, deeply charismatic but tainted by an authoritarian decade in power that culminated in a ruthless military campaign against Tamil Tiger rebels which ended a decade long civil war but killed some 40,000 civilians and saw widespread atrocities.He was also much closer to Beijing — billions of dollars of Chinese investment flowed into Sri Lankan infrastructure during his administration ranging from roads and ports to land reclamation in Colombo.- Tightrope act -Maithripala Sirisena, the final key character in Sri Lanka’s current political crisis trinity, vowed to change all that when he beat Rajapakse in a 2015 presidential election and put Wickremesinghe in charge of the government.That should have encouraged India, which is desperate to stop China expanding its economic and military footprint in the Indian Ocean and other backyard states such as Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.But Wickremesinghe found the battle against Sri Lanka’s huge foreign debt too much.Last year his government gave a 99-year lease on the Hambantota deep-sea port to China because it was unable to repay Beijing’s loans for the $1.4-billion project.It was forced to deny US claims that China could set up a military base at the port.India — a modest investor in power and railway projects in the north of the country — is meanwhile in talks to run Hambantota airport, another white-elephant project built with Chinese loans under Rajapakse.The airport and port deals have not been good for China’s image.Both projects have been held up by critics as an example of how China’s global largesse often comes with onerous repayment strings attached.Delhi has turned on the charm with its own deals while in 2015 Narendra Modi became the first Indian premier to do a standalone visit to the island in 28 years, with a second visit two years later.Many analysts see Sri Lanka riding a tightrope between India and China no matter who wins the power struggle in Colombo.”They have been pulled into a perverse relationship with the Asian giants that none of the political parties can rectify easily,” Samir Saran, president of the Observer Research Foundation think-tank in New Delhi, told AFP.”Rajapakse definitely favoured Chinese investment and there was a move away from it after he left, but it still wasn’t a complete break from China. It was more a move towards neutrality,” added Madhu Bhalla, a former East Asian department head at the Delhi University.”In its struggle with China for influence in Sri Lanka, the Indian government will not be pleased if Mahinda Rajapakse establishes himself in power,” said Alan Keenan, a Sri Lanka specialist for the International Crisis Group.”But already before the latest crisis, India and Rajapakse had been mending fences, as Rajapakse and his new party appeared increasingly likely to return to power (through elections) by late 2019 or early 2020.”Guo Xuetang, director of the South Asian and Indian Ocean Research Center at Shanghai University, said “small countries” like Sri Lanka and the Maldives do not want to be anyone’s client state anyway.”They do not want to be controlled by China, nor by India,” he added. Whether Sri Lanka chooses India or China in the future will be a “balance of interests,” said the specialist.last_img

Butler to Challenge Gray for Ward 7 Council Seat

first_imgGary Butler is a former advisory neighborhood commissioner. (Courtesy Photo)Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray handily won the June 14 Democratic primary over D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander. However, former Ward 7 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Gary Butler wants to make sure residents have an option in the general election.Butler recently resigned his position as a commissioner for single-member district 7B03 in Ward 7 to run as an independent against Gray on Nov. 8. In an interview with the AFRO, Butler said that he wants to be a “change agent” in the ward.“I want to be a catalyst for change in Ward 7,” Butler said. “There needs to be someone who steps up and makes a change. I also want to improve the image of the Black male in public service in this city.”Butler is a native Washingtonian who graduated from Anacostia High School in Ward 8 and attended the University of the District of Columbia. He is a real-estate broker and lives with his family in the Twining area of the ward, located near the John Sousa Bridge.Butler and Ward 2 resident Bruce Majors are the only independent candidates running for ward seats in the general election. D.C. Council member Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4) and Trayon White, Democratic candidate for the Ward 8 council seat, have no opponents in the general election at AFRO press time.D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) is seeking re-election and has attracted two independents, Jimmy Calomiris and Drew Franklin, the Republican nominee Carolina Celnik, and the Statehood-Green hopeful G. Lee Aiken as opponents in the general election. The other at-large spot will go to Democratic Party nominee Robert White because of the city’s 10 to 1 registration among Democrats.Petitions to be on the ballot as an independent seeking a council seat are due on Aug. 10.Butler said he will focus on issues such as more affordable housing in Ward 7, closing the wealth gap in the District, fighting homelessness, the need for better transportation in Ward 7 through the use of bike lanes, and better coordination with the always-busy I-295 corridor and government transparency. “Homeless people use to be only in downtown and now they are making their way over here,” Butler said.Butler realizes no independent candidate for a ward seat has been elected to the D.C. Council. However, political empowerment for people who live east of the Anacostia River is the most important thing. “There is too much corruption and too much ‘pay-to-play’,” he said. “I will work on the council to get some of that out.”“There are almost 150,000 people who live in Ward 7 and 8,” Butler said. “We need another voice east of the river on the D.C. Council. That would bring Ward 7 a level of respectability around this city.”The AFRO approached the Gray campaign regarding Butler’s candidacy. “We encourage all candidates who have positive ideas about Ward 7 to run,” Chuck Thies, Gray’s campaign spokesman, told the AFRO in an email. “Informed, thoughtful candidates who run dignified campaigns add to the democratic process. When voters have choices, more people get involved. Vince is determined to increase civic engagement in Ward 7. We’re confident Mr. Butler has the same values.”While many Ward 7 Democrats will support Gray in the general election, there are some who are willing to listen to Butler. “Gary Butler is welcome to run and that is part of the political process,” Cinque Culver, a resident from the River Terrace section of the ward, told the AFRO. “I want to support the Democratic nominee for council but I want to sit down with both of them to hear what they have to say.”last_img read more

Two arrested with more than 4 kg ganja at Jadavpur

first_imgKolkata: Within 24 hours of arrest of two drug peddlers, who had brown sugar worth Rs 50,000, two more drug peddlers were nabbed with more than 4 kg ganja at Jadavpur on Saturday night.Police claimed that the duo had links with a gang that supplied ganja and other narcotics substances to students of several educational institutes across the city. According to the police, after apprehending the duo identified as Asgar Hossain alias Manu and Arshad Hossain on Friday night, sleuths Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamatagot a tip-off on Saturday evening that two more narcotics sellers were seen in Jadavpur area. Working on the source information, a joint team consist of cops from Detective Department and Narcotics Cell kept a strict vigil in and around the Jadavpur University since evening.Around 10 pm, police officers spotted two persons who had a small bag with them. Police officers realised that they were waiting for someone. Around 10 pm, when the duo was about to leave the place, sleuths surrounded them. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateDuring searching their bag, police found small packets of ganja. They was immediately detained and taken to Jadavpur police station. There it was found that the duo was carrying 4.3 kg of ganja. During the interrogation, the accused persons Abbasuddin Laskar and Asgar Mistri of Dakshin Barasat at Joynagar in South 24 Parganas stated that they were selling ganja to students since the past 3 to 4 months. Later, a case was lodged against the duo under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Sleuths are probing to identify the mastermind of the racket in Kolkata. Also, police will keep a close watch in and around the educational institutions for possible suspects as NDPS racketeers are targeting the students of various schools and colleges across the city.last_img read more

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Roaming cattle a problem in Acaciavale

first_imgRoaming cattle is becoming a problem in Acaciavale once again.Residents are up in arms about cattle running free in their neighbourhoods. They say the livestock includes goats and cattle. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The animals evidently get into people’s yards, trample their driveways, and eat their flowers and grass. People are complaining that they can’t plant flowers in their front yards, because the cattle just destroy and eat them. Many people are also worried about the traffic, as the animals are said to cause chaos as they walk in the road and obstruct motorists.“We are fed up with this problem! We are tired of complaining to the municipality, because it all seems to be in vain. It’s ridiculous and someone should do something about it. The owners of the livestock obviously have no interests in controlling their cattle. We run all sorts of risks, treating our residential area as though it was a farm. This can also become very dangerous for our children who walk back and forth from school,” said one upset resident.At the time of going to press, the municipality had not commented on the matter.last_img read more

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