About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Scholes: Sell Pogba – he’s not a big loss!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePaul Scholes says Manchester United will not miss Paul Pogba. The World Cup winner wants to leave the club from Real Madrid.Red Devils legend Scholes thinks the club could deal with losing the talented midfielder.”I think it’s quite clear he wants to move on,” said Scholes, a 13-time Premier League winner.”He wanted to go to Real Madrid, for whatever reason it didn’t happen.”I wouldn’t be surprised if the same offer had been made like with Cristiano when he was at United.”If they’ve asked him to stay for a year we’ll see what happens, but I don’t think he’ll be a big loss to United.”I don’t think his form has been great anyway, over the two or three years he’s been there. I’m sure there are more players who can do just as good a job.”
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, made the disclosure at a press conference at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices in St. Andrew on March 12. The Government will be spending $20 million to ramp up coastal surveillance and enforcement activities to militate against illegal fishing in Jamaican waters and protect the island’s fisheries sector. The Government will be spending $20 million to ramp up coastal surveillance and enforcement activities to militate against illegal fishing in Jamaican waters and protect the island’s fisheries sector.The money will be provided under the Fisheries Management and Development Fund, which was established to facilitate the sustainable management and development of the sector.Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, made the disclosure at a press conference at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices in St. Andrew on March 12.He said that appropriate technology will be employed to effectively monitor the country’s waters.“Regulations will be put in place, very shortly, to mandate all locally licensed motor fishing vessels to have on board a vessel monitoring system (VMS) device. Very importantly, to complement this technology, we are arranging access to satellite imagery of our waters to enable us to actually see these perpetrators,” he noted.Minister Shaw said that the surveillance and enforcement activities “will be spread far and wide to stop illegal fishing in our near-shore areas and… activities on mainland Jamaica such as the illegal storage and sale of fish and fish products”.He informed that plans are far advanced for the establishment of multi-agency enforcement teams, which, at a minimum will be comprised of the police, coast guard, and personnel from the Ministry’s Fisheries Division and the Praedial Larceny Prevention Unit.“Of course, it is expected that other enforcement entities will provide support, when and where necessary. These teams will be checking fishers, fishing vessels, fish vendors, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and cold storage facilities and any other relevant persons and/or establishments,” he pointed out.The Minister, in the meantime, indicated that a revision of the relevant laws will be undertaken soon to address the issue of poaching in Jamaican waters.This comes against the background of the interception of two illegal vessels from the Dominican Republic by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard recently, after they were caught fishing illegally.The poachers were reportedly caught with queen conch, spiny lobster, crabs, fin fish and octopus.“I am advised that the court case, involving the foreign poachers, will take place soon,” Minister Shaw said.“It is indeed, my hope that our courts will send the strongest signal possible to all poachers, both local and foreign, that Jamaica is very serious about protecting our fisheries resources, and, by extension, the livelihood of our fishers and fish workers,” he said.Mr. Shaw informed that over the last eight years, from January 2011 to March 2019, a total of 10 foreign vessels were caught fishing illegally in Jamaican waters, noting that this reflects only 14 per cent of foreign illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.He said IUU fishing is a global problem that has plagued both developing and developed countries, and a comprehensive multipronged approach is being undertaken to address the issue.The Government recently imposed a one-year ban on the harvesting and trading of conch from March 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020, due to a depleted population. Scientific survey of the queen conch population conducted in November 2018 showed that conch stocks are in a degraded state.Minister Shaw noted that illegal fishing and environmental influences are two of the factors resulting in the depletion of the conch stock.He said that the Government will be employing a comprehensive strategy of advocacy and diplomacy to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing as well as curtail the trade of illegally caught fish and fish products.This will be done through bodies such as the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) West Central Atlantic Fisheries Commission.Minister Shaw said the objective is to achieve meaningful collaboration and cooperation amongst queen conch-producing and importing countries, and the Flag State of foreign poachers.He said he intends to meet with colleague Ministers at the upcoming Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) in St. Kitts on May 2 and 3, 2019 to discuss the issue.“At the international level, we intend to engage Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to ensure that all relevant provisions of this multilateral arrangement is transparent and properly implemented.The truth is, we do have some concerns regarding how some queen conch-producing countries have been able to satisfy the strictures of the CITES convention,” he said. The money will be provided under the Fisheries Management and Development Fund, which was established to facilitate the sustainable management and development of the sector. Story Highlights
The regional decision-making board will be responsible for disbursement of the fund. Members are expected to be selected in the spring.For more information on the fund and how to apply for one of the four member-at-large positions, please visit www.sitecproject.com/AgFund. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro is looking for area agriculture producers to sit on a board that will manage the Site C Agricultural Mitigation and Compensation Plan.The $20 million fund will support agricultural production and agrifoods initiatives in the B.C. Peace.Implementation of the fund will begin this year, starting with the formation of a 10-member funding board comprised of six appointees of regional agricultural associations or the Peace River Regional District, three members-at-large who are agricultural producers living in the Peace Region and one member who is a Peace River Valley agricultural producer.
Old Fort Road Near Gate A to the dam site, drivers may encounter loose gravel and increased commercial traffic. Gravel sections have developed near 85th Avenue. Overnight deliveries of penstock pipes along Old Fort Road will result in rolling road closures and traffic delays. Deliveries will occur every one or two weeks. Due to equipment delivery, there may be occasional short road closures along Old Fort Road from Tahltan Road to Gate B. Excavation of a short section of Old Fort Road will result in small detours, increased noise, dust and vibration. Highway 29: Construction-related traffic and investigation equipment will travel along Highway 29. Visit drivebc.ca to get the latest traffic advisories. Other areas: Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas, using public and resource roads. Equipment Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. Please stay clear of the work areas. Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works. Noise and vibration Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Pile driving may take place near the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands. During noxious weed inventories, crews will travel through areas to capture data. Areas, where herbicide has been applied, will be signposted. Please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are identified with signage and markings. Transmission work may occur on the 138 kV right-of-way within the dam site. Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River. Construction activities will continue. This could include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. We will use the tower and mobile cranes. 85th Avenue Conveyor Construction and assembly continue on the conveyor between the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands and the dam site. Paving will occur on Old Fort Road. Work will use heavy machinery, resulting in noise, dust and vibration. Typical work hours are 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. Periodic sweeping or dust suppression will occur. Highway 29 Noxious weed inventory and treatment may occur along Highway 29 and in Wuthrich, Portage Mountain, and West Pine Quarries. Construction will continue at Cache Creek West. This will include grading, road construction, and drainage work. Portage Mountain Quarry haul road construction will continue. Archaeological data recovery will occur at Cache Creek East and Halfway River. Reservoir area Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations will continue along the reservoir area. Road construction activities will occur in the preparation of clearing on the south bank, eastern reservoir, and north bank near Halfway River. Archaeological investigations may occur in support of reservoir access road design. Transmission works Transmission line construction will continue. This includes helical pile foundation installation, testing and welding, and tower assembly. Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to the transmission corridor. Clearing activities may occur. This includes selective hand-falling and hauling logs to local mills. Wood waste will be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris or hauled off-site. Road construction will occur in various locations on the transmission line right-of-way. This includes but is not limited to the Peace Canyon and Peace Hill, Trapper Main, Boucher Lake and Medicine Woman road areas, as well as on the south slope of the dam site. Upgrades will continue at the Peace Canyon Generating Station. Other areas Geotechnical investigations will occur on the south bank of the Peace River, across from Lynx Creek. Helicopters will move equipment and workers from a staging area on the north side of the river. Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel enhancements. Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. We will transport material by rail to the dam site and by truck to Highway 29. WHAT TO EXPECT Work will take place during the day, night, and on the weekend until the project is completed. During this time, residents can expect: Traffic – please use caution and obey safety signage FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The following outlines the construction details for the Site C project for July 22nd – August, 4th, 2019.Dam site area – north bank and south bank Noxious weed inventory and treatment will occur in the main civil works area, on the banks of the Peace River. Large sections of penstock pipe will be transported along Old Fort Road. This requires overnight rolling closures, with short delays to traffic. Check our website for upcoming deliveries. Construction of a wash station to limit the migration of invasive species continues. Contractors will continue to move equipment and materials to the site. This includes deliveries by rail and road. Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas. This includes the main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation.
Washington DC: Russia’s arms export to India fell by a whopping 42 per cent between 2014-18 and 2009-2013, according to a new report. As a result, Russia accounted for 58 per cent of total Indian arms imports in 2014-2018, compared with 76 per cent in 2009-2013, according to the report “Trends in International Arms Transfers, 2018” released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effort to reduce country’s dependence on foreign arms, India’s import of arms decreased by 24 per cent between 2009-2013 and 2014-2018, according to the figures released by the report. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingThis decline in India’s import is also partly due to delays in deliveries of arms produced under license from foreign suppliers, such as combat aircraft ordered from Russia in 2001 and submarines ordered from France in 2008. Still, India was the world’s second largest importer of major arms in 2014-18 and accounted for 9.5 per cent of the global total. Israel, the USA and France all increased their arms exports to India in 2014-18. Pakistan’s arms imports decreased by 39 per cent between 2009-13 and 2014-18. The US has become increasingly reluctant to provide military aid or sell arms to Pakistan: US arms exports to Pakistan fell by 81 per cent between 2009-13 and 2014-18, it said. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangPakistan has instead turned to other suppliers. For example, in 2018 it ordered 4 frigates and 30 combat helicopters from Turkey, it added. The decrease in India’s arms import is significant given that the volume of international transfers of major arms in 2014-18 was 7.8 per cent higher than in 2009-13 and 23 per cent higher than in 2004-2008. The five largest exporters in 2014-18 were the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China. The five largest importers were Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and Algeria. The US was the top arms exporter in 2014-18 and 2009-13. Its exports of major arms grew by 29 per cent between the two periods and its share of total global exports rose from 30 per cent to 36 per cent. As a result, the gap between the USA and Russia – the second largest exporter – continued to widen. In 2009-13, US exports of major arms were 12 per cent higher than those of Russia, whereas in 2014-18 they were 75 per cent higher. Russian exports of major arms decreased by 17 per cent between the same periods. The fall was partly due to general reductions in Indian and Venezuelan arms imports – two countries that have been among the main recipients of Russian arms exports in previous years, the SIPRI said. “Although India remained the chief recipient of Russian arms in 2014-18, Russian arms exports to India fell by 42 per cent between 2014-18 and 2009-13. Arms exports to Venezuela, which was the fifth largest recipient of Russian arms in 2009-13, decreased by 96 per cent between the two periods,” it said.
New Delhi: North East constituency is one of the seventh Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, dotted by JJ clusters, highest among the national capital. Sadly the constituency also stands in the last rank in terms of human development indicators in the city. Around 300 out of 800 slum clusters are located in the east and north east Delhi areas such as Seelampur, Gokulpur and Karawal Nagar among the most dense populated zones.However, the North East constituency also has urban pocket like Yamuna Vihar, Timarpur, Harsh Vihar and Dilshad Garden. The constituency wiil see a pitched battle between heavy weight politicians like Delhi Pradesh Congress Committe President Sheila Dikshit, Delhi’s BJP President and sitting MP Manoj Tiwari and Aam Aadmi Party’s National Spokesperson Dilip Pandey. N-E parliamentary seat, which is densely populated beacuse of porus border with Uttar Pradesh has around a total of 22.80 lakh voters, in which 12.47 lakhs are male and 10.32 lakhs female. Third gender voters are 99 in number and around 41,693 voters come from the age bar between 18 and 19 years. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesTraffic woes, sanitation and rising crime in the areas falling under North East Delhi has emerged as the crucial poll issues in the upcoming lok Sabha elections. As one travels through the district, different priorities emerge, with residents of slum clusters and unauthorised colonies stressing on the need to improve the basic amanities, while relatively leaders are addressing these issues since long. However, all the major political parties in fray are promising to address these issues by pledging to build elevated corridors, flyovers and improve the dilapidated conditions of roads. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarDr Sumit Goyal, hailing from West Jyoti Nagar, said that “Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the country is safe. You better tell, who is the successor after him. Whereas, Shahid Mirza, resident in Mustafabad, said that this time, we will vote only for the party which gives us concrete proof that they will do something for the sanitation problem and road connectivity. Few months earlier, the Delhi BJP chief and area MP Manoj Tiwari, who is one of the candidates shortlisted by BJP for the constituency, is trying to gain the score over its recent foundation laying for the national Highway 709-B ( Connecting Akshardam in Delhi to Saharanpur in UP) as his major achievement. The project will provide the seamless connectivity between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and this NH 709 will help unclog these areas, simultaneously, easing the lives of the residents living nearby. The Pusta Road in district is dotted with a large number of unauthorised colonies and slum clusters on either side of the road, which lead to traffic snarls most of the time. Locals informed that crawling traffic has been a major concern for them for years. However, the problem has been aggravated with the opening of the Eastern peripheral expressway last year as the interstate vehicular load has increased multiple times. Moreover, AAP candidate said in the roadshows that AAP is also proposing for a signal-free elevated corridor from Bhajanpua to Bhopura border. “It will play a major role in easing traffic and wiil also a connecting with Uttar Pradesh,” said AAP candidate. Furthermore, he also addressed the gathering while saying that one of the major breakthroughs of our party was the construction of signature bridge, which is a blessing for commuters crossing parts of north-east Delhi. In near future, residents will see more flyovers and corridors in the constituency soon. Many voters from the Jafrabad, Seelampur and Mustafabad believe that the way former CM Sheila Dikshit performed during her three-term tenure as Chief Minister and worked for the development of the areas, there are high chances that she will win the mandate again. Somehow, during her 15-year tenure, Dikshit addressed the problem of traffic, built many flyovers, connecting Pusta Road and developed the conditon of the North East Delhi. This N-E constituency covers some areas of Delhi’s entire North East, Central Delhi District and some areas of Shahdara district. Ten Assembly seats, including Gokalpuri, Ghonda, Seelampur, Rohtas Nagar, Babarpur, Karawal Nagar, Timarpur and Mustafabad, fall under this constituency.
Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Monday served fresh notices to Bollywood stars Tabu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari and Dushyant Kumar, a local resident, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case following the state government’s appeal against their acquittal. On the state government’s plea, the High Court earlier issued notices to the five respondents on March 11. On Monday, Justice Manoj Garg issued them fresh notices after prosecution counsel Mahipal Singh told the court that none, except Neelam Kothari, received its earlier notices. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The court asked all the five respondents to reply to the notices within eight weeks. In its plea filed on April 5 last year, the Rajasthan government questioned the acquittal of the five persons for lack of evidence, when actor Salman Khan, who was accompanying them, was proven guilty. Khan was awarded a five-year imprisonment, along with a penalty of Rs 10,000, after being held guilty under Section 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act for killing two blackbucks in 1998 during the shooting of Hum Saath Saath Hai. His appeal is pending in the High Court.
Junior forward Tanner Fritz (16) passes the puck during a game against Niagara Nov. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 4-1.Credit: Ryan Robey / Lantern photographerWith junior forward Tanner Fritz’s return to the lineup came an offensive surge on the ice as the Ohio State men’s hockey team handed Niagara University a two-game sweep over the weekend.Fritz, who missed five games due to an upper-body injury he sustained in OSU’s loss against Bowling Green Oct. 15, was an offensive powerhouse for the Buckeyes (6-4-0, 0-0-0) with a goal and five assists.Coach Steve Rohlik said while Fritz performed well, his presence on the ice spurred some life in the team as they took on the Purple Eagles (1-6-1, 1-1-1).“Obviously, he’s proven himself over the last few years. He’s our quiet leader,” Rohlik said. “He’s not a rah-rah guy. He leads by what he does on the ice … He’s certainly a big part of our team, and as a coach, it’s nice to know he’s in our lineup.”Junior forward Max McCormick said Fritz’s versatility — being able to do everything, anywhere on the ice — is what sets him apart as such an important component of the Buckeyes’ lineup.“He does everything,” McCormick said. “He does the little things — he blocks shots, he chips pucks, he makes great plays, he snipes, he does it all — so it’s great having him back.”After the opening period Saturday, the Buckeyes led Niagara, 2-0, off goals from McCormick and junior forward Ryan Dzingel.OSU widened the gap in the second stanza, as freshman forward Nick Schilkey, junior forward Matt Johnson and Dzingel scored, giving the Buckeyes a 5-0 lead. The Purple Eagles answered at 8:30 with a goal from freshman forward Stephen Pietrobon, but McCormick canceled it out with another goal of his own at 15:00 to give the Buckeyes a 6-1 advantage.With the lead, OSU played more conservatively in the third period, and neither team scored. Overall, the game saw an aggressive OSU squad, who took 37 shots, compared to the Purple Eagles’ 16.The Buckeyes played the majority of the game without their starting goalie, freshman Matt Tomkins, who suffered and injury and was replaced by freshman Logan Davis at 3:44. Rohlik said Tomkins is “day-to-day,” and was pleased with Davis’ performance, in which he made 14 saves and allowed only one goal on the night.“Logan did fantastic,” Rohlik said. “That’s what we expect out of him. That’s why he’s part of this team, and that’s why he comes to practice every day. He works extremely hard, so we wouldn’t expect anything less.”McCormick said the Buckeyes handled the physicality of the game well, especially in faceoffs.“We want to win one-on-one battles and we want to out-compete the other team, and that’s what we focused on in practice, so we executed that well tonight,” he said.The first game of the series was held Friday, and the Buckeyes came out strong on their way to a 4-1 victory.The game remained scoreless until the second period, when Fritz put OSU on the board with a late-period goal, and Dzingel followed suit in the third with a goal of his own at 12:16. Senior forward Ryan Rashid of the Purple Eagles closed the gap with a goal at 18:17, but McCormick responded with a goal just 10 seconds later and then another at 19:27 with an empty Niagara net.After the game Friday, Fritz said his legs “were a little bit heavy at the start,” but once he got going, he was fine.Rohlik said the defensive unit, which only allowed two goals in the series, was as good as it could’ve been.”When you say ‘defense,’ I think that’s all five guys on the ice, and certainly I think it starts on that end,” he said. “We talk about offense, but everything starts from the D-zone. Our guys stepped up in that area — we blocked some shots from our forwards to our (defensemen).”The Buckeyes are slated to finish their homestand with a two-game series against Canisius Friday and Saturday. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. in both games.
Niall McGinn insists Aberdeen are ready to draw first blood in Lancashire against Burnley and put pressure on them.Aberdeen winger McGinn is determined to put more pressure on Burnley when the two sides meet for the second leg of the UEFA Europa League qualifiers.The Premier League side have the edge after picking up a valuable 1-1 result away at Scotland.Conceding that goal at home means Aberdeen must score at Turf Moor to have any chance of making it into the next qualifying round.McGinn believes he saw enough of his team that could see them go over to Burnley create chances and also score against one of England’s best defence.“We know if can get the first goal at Turf Moor, it puts Burnley under pressure,” McGinn said via Evening Express.Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign. “We know it’ll be a tough game over there, but we’re going with confidence and believe that we can cause them some problems.”“We’ve got to be proud of our performance. It’s only still half-time in the tie and there’s a lot to play for.”“We played against experienced internationals, who play every week in the Premier League and we believe we can make it to the next round.”McGinn believes he and his team are in familiar territory when it comes to overturning the odds whilst pointing to their 3-0 victory over Rijeka and 2-1 victory over Groningen in recent seasons.A win of any sorts for Aberdeen at Turf Moor could see them move into the next round where they’ll face Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir.
Cristiano Ronaldo has his eyes firmly set on a third straight Ballon d’Or award this year for a record sixth timeThe Juventus forward is one of 30 players shortlisted for this year’s award along with the likes of fellow five-time winner Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann.However, unlike in previous years, neither Ronaldo or Messi are quite as heavily fancied for the Ballon d’Or as they have come accustomed to over the past decade.Instead, it’s Real Madrid and Croatia playmaker Luka Modric who is considered the favourite after winning the FIFA and UEFA Player of the Year prizes.But, on the back of scoring 44 goals in all competitions for Real last season and inspiring them to a third straight Champions League crown, Ronaldo believes he deserves the Ballon d’Or.Although the Portuguese is not desperate either given that he is already one of the greatest players in history.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I’ve said it plenty of times, winning a sixth Ballon d’Or is not an obsession and I wouldn’t phrase the question like that,” Ronaldo told France Football.“I already know deep down that I am one of the best players in history. Of course, I want to win a sixth Ballon d’Or! It would be a lie to say otherwise.“That’s what I work for, just like I work to score goals and win matches without it being an obsession.“The Ballon d’Or, yes, I think I deserve it.”Ronaldo has also managed seven goals and four assists in 10 Serie A games for new club Juventus this season.The winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or will be named on December 3 at an awards ceremony in Paris.