Fine for woman ‘frothing at the mouth’ when apprehended by Gardaí

first_imgA woman found ’frothing at the mouth’ became aggressive to Gardaí after being arrested.Corrina Murray (32), of 10 Glenabbey Heights, Derry, had to be restrained by Gardaí at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny, on 17 June, 2017. Murray was arrested for a breach of the public order act and conveyed to Letterkenny Garda station.“She was very intoxicated, had slurred speech and was frothing at the mouth,” Garda Monaghan told Letterkenny District Court.Murray was subsequently taken by paramedics to Letterkenny University Hospital.Judge Paul Kelly issued a €150 fine, giving two months to pay.Fine for woman ‘frothing at the mouth’ when apprehended by Gardaí was last modified: June 22nd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

Bonds for people with HIV/Aids

first_img27 January 2004Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin has announced changes to the Usury Act to protect both banks and borrowers when the latter suffer from incurable diseases and become too ill to repay their loans.The move will see banks having little reason to refuse housing finance to people with incurable diseases such as HIV/Aids.Erwin said last week that the department of trade and industry (DTI) intends “to exempt certain money lending transactions, secured by a mortgage bond over immovable property, from the loan guarantee policy”.Under the current policy, such properties may be sold to recover amounts owed on housing loans.The notice of this exemption was published in the Government Gazette on 16 January.Under current policy, the DTI said, people with incurable diseases such as HIV/Aids can lose their homes as a result of their failure to make repayments on their bonds, with banks then selling their homes to recover the money owed to them.The new changes seek to stop such practices.The new policy will see banks getting home loan guarantees from section 21 companies such as the Home Loan Guarantee Company (HLGC), and should a person fail to repay their bond, the guarantee will pay off the loan and save the borrower’s home from being sold.HLGC chief operating officer Rudolph Willemse said his company welcomed these changes, as they wanted to see more people accessing home loans despite their HIV status.He added that his company would provide a guarantee to banks when people with incurable diseases applied for home loans – with high premiums because of the risk -as is the case with low-income earners.“Borrowers suffering from incurable diseases, whose money-lending transactions meet the notice requirements, may qualify for this exemption”, the DTI said. “As a result, special protection will be accorded to such borrowers.”The new changes will also see outstanding debt being settled without banks having to sell the bonded property in order to get their money back.The DTI said the changes would help reduce homelessness, as in the event of the death of the borrower, the person’s next of kin, particularly his or her children, would inherit the fully paid-up property.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

2004 National Orders awards

first_img18 June 2004Forty-seven men and women have received South Africa’s highest honours for exceptional service rendered to their fellow countrymen and for the role they played in South Africa’s fight for freedom.President Thabo Mbeki bestowed the Order of the Baobab, Order of Luthuli, and Order of the Companions of OR Tambo on 25 South Africans and 22 foreign nationals at a gala ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Youth Day, 16 June.The recipients included diplomats, activists, trade unionists and “ordinary” people who made various extraordinary contributions to South Africa’s destiny. Order of the BaobabMbeki presented nine South Africans with the Order of the Baobab for distinguished service that went beyond the call of duty. They included:Brigalia Bam – the chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission was honoured for her contribution to the democracy and the upliftment of women.Mirriam Cele – for devoting her adult life to providing homes for abused and abandoned children and Aids orphans.Frene Ginwala – South Africa’s former Speaker of Parliament was honoured for her contribution to the democracy and the upliftment of women.Allan Hendrickse – the reverend-turned-politician was honoured for the part he played in the struggle for democracy.Fabian Ribeiro, a Mamelodi doctor who was shot dead by security police in 1986, was honoured for his stance against apartheid and his role in community upliftment projects.Mpho Sebanyoni-Mothlasedi – a nurse who quit her to set up a hospice at Temba outside Hammanskraal.Cabangokuhle Zulu – a social worker who helped black veterans of World War II get welfare and pension payouts. Order of LuthuliMbeki presented 16 South Africans with the Order of Luthuli for for outstanding contributions to democracy, nation-building, human rights, justice and peace. They included:Sol Plaatje (1876-1932) – politician, journalist, human rights campaigner, novelist and translator at the turn of the 20th century. A founder member of the African National Congress (ANC) in 1912, Plaatje spent lengthy periods away from home to campaign against laws aimed at the disenfranchisecment of his people. He was the first black South African to publish a novel in English (“Mhudi”) and to translate Shakespearean plays into Setswana. He was also one of the most influential of early African newspaper editors, and the first person ever to record Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika.ZK Matthews (1925-1983) – distinguished Fort Hare academic, ANC chairman and treason triallist, ZK Matthews was one of the outstanding African academics and politicians of 20th century South Africa. He was also one of South Africa’s Christian leaders who saw to it that the gospel “escaped” from the hands of missionaries in order to be appropriated authentically by African communities.Thomas Nkobi (1922-1994) – the former ANC treasurer general and MP was a senior leader of the organisation and a key figure in the liberation struggle.Chief Frans Rasimphi Tshivhase – paramount chief of the Tshivhase people from 1930 until his death in 1952, credited with frustrating the apartheid government’s attempts to dispossess his people of their land.The Order of Luthuli was also bestowed on veteran anti-apartheid activists Amina Cachalia, Hilda Bernstein, Laloo Chiba, Mapetla Mohapi, Josie Mpama, Billy Nair, and Rita Ndzanga.Former Intelligence Minister Joe Nhlanhla, late Safety and Security Minister Steve Tshwete, former Pan Africanist Congress leader Clarence Makwetu, and the African National Congress’s former chief representative in the UK and Western Europe, Reginald September, also received the Order of Luthuli. Order of the Companions of OR TamboThe recipients of South Africa’s highest civilian award for foreign nationals went to 22 people who, through their roles in the struggle against colonialism worldwide, served as inspiration for the fight against apartheid. They included: Marti Ahtisaari – former UN commissioner who helped negotiate a settlement for Namibia’s independence.Salvador Allende – Chile’s first socialist president, killed in 1973 when his offices were bombarded during a coup.Kofi Annan – United Nations secretary-general since 1997.Ahmed Ben Bella – first president of independent Algeria.Amilcar Cabral – activist against Portuguese colonisation in Africa, murdered in Guinea in 1973.Martin Luther King Jnr – leading US black civil rights leader in the 1960s.Patrice Lumumba – first prime minister of independent Congo.Michael Manley – Jamaica’s prime minister from 1972 to 1980.Eduardo Mondlane – leader of the Mozambican liberation movement Frelimo, assassinated by the Portuguese secret police in Dar es Salaam in 1969.Agostinho Neto – Angola’s first post-colonial president and co-founder of the ruling MPLA.Kwame Nkrumah – first head of independent Ghana and one of the founders of the Organisation of African Unity.Julius Nyerere – founding president of Tanzania.Salim Ahmed Salim – former Tanzanian prime minister and OAU secretary-general from 1989 to 2001.Sweden’s Reiulf Steen and Thornvald Stoltenberg were among the other recipients of the order.Mbeki said the recipients of the orders stood out as beacons to guide South Africa on its journey to freedom, justice and equality.“Regardless of the long road we have to travel to translate this vision into reality, the people of South Africa are convinced that they must walk along the only highway in their universe on whose paved stones the words are engraved – we are one people, despite our diversity.”2004 national orders awards – II2003 national orders awards2002 national orders awardsSouth Africa’s national ordersOrders for ‘ordinary people’SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Changing the world through computer literacy

first_imgChange the World visited Winnie Mandela Secondary School in Tembisa to hold a Connecting Leaders workshop, during which teachers were introduced to Microsoft office programs before taking a test to evaluate their newfound skillsEducation and computer literacy are central to finding jobs in a rapidly changing workplace; recognising this Natalie Emery started the Change the World Trust, to develop office-based computer literacy skills among South Africans.After founding and running literacy programmes in Delhi, India, for three years, Emery now develops and runs computer literacy projects through the trust, with sponsorship from the Dell Development Fund and Rectron.In 2008, the Change the World Trust started with one IT training centre in Olievenhoutbosch just outside of Centurion, Pretoria, before moving its main centre to Midrand after a series of robberies.Now the organisation runs its main operations from Midrand, with two smaller training centres in Zandspruit and Diepsloot, and holds tutorials on programs such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.The organisation also offers advanced courses in web design and maintenance, and equips students with marketable IT skills.SKILLS FOR JOBS“It’s not just educational projects but also giving our students tangible skills so that they can actually go out and get jobs as well,” says Emery.“So we decided to go with computer basics and more advanced courses because we see that as a skill that is needed in the business community … if you have that skill it’s easier to get a job.”Change The World’s field team at Winnie Mandela Secondary School in Tembisa for their Connecting Leaders Programme (images: Mathiba Molefe)On what motivates her team, Emery says, “I think it’s seeing the success.“When we first started off what really motivated me was when we had 29 single young moms in our training centre in Olievenhoutbosch who weren’t able to finish high school and had very little opportunity to work because they had to care for their children.“After the training it was still very difficult for them but most of them got jobs. That was very rewarding; it showed us we were doing something right.”Emery says that just over 60% of the students who completed the training course in 2009 went on to get permanent jobs.The organisation also runs an outreach project, its IT Workshops programme, visiting schools across Gauteng.It offers school children, many of whom do not have access to a computer, lessons on how to operate one, and advanced courses similar to those available at the training centres.The organisation’s Connecting Leaders programme aims to improve teachers’ computer literacy skills to supplement their teaching and make tasks such as setting tests, and organising timetables and class rosters, easier.CONNECTING LEADERSOn 13 March 2014, Change the World visited Winnie Mandela Secondary School in Tembisa to hold a Connecting Leaders workshop, during which teachers were introduced to Microsoft office programs before taking a test to evaluate their newfound skills.Teachers successfully completing the test received proficiency certificates, and felt more confident about using the programs.Daniel Modiba, a home languages and social science teacher, said what he had learnt during the training session would make his life a lot easier; “This was very fascinating, I didn’t have an idea how to use this thing [a laptop] but as of now I have a little light at the end of the tunnel.“It was a problem for me but as of now I’m going to use this thing in front of my learners and for more personal things too.”Steven Masemola, head of the English department, said he has had a computer for some time but wasn’t quite sure how to use some of the programs, but “now I know how to use Excel and PowerPoint. I want to get a projector so that I can use the computer in the lessons to the benefit of my students and teachers during meetings.”The organisation’s Connecting Leaders programme aims to improve teachers’ computer literacy skills to supplement their teaching and make tasks such as setting tests, and organising timetables and class rosters, easierFaith Moyengwa, a trainer at Change the World, says she finds being a part of the organisation “fun and rewarding”, “especially the projects that we do going out to the schools and working with kids”.“Right now we’re busy with a project, Boot Camp; we gather high school students and they do basic web design, so that’s pretty cool.”The Boot Camp project teaches high school students how to create websites using popular programming language HTML/CSS, and techniques to create functional, attractive websites.The Boot Camp culminates in a competition in which the most promising pupils compete individually or in groups to create functional websites in four hours.The competition winners receive a tablet and a certificate of proficiency, while second and third place contestants receive 16 gigabyte and eight gigabyte flash drives respectively with their certificates.PLAY YOUR PART“All these projects would not have happened without the support from the Dell Development Fund and our fantastic sponsors,” says Emery.She encourages individuals to “get involved”, and help the non-profit to continue its work by visiting the organisation’s how-to-help page, calling its offices on +27 (0)11 455 2282, or emailing jonathan@changetheworld.org.za for more information.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 31, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180131_RyanMartinA few changes to the near term forecast this morning, but the rest of the pattern remains unchanged. Today we have strong southwest winds that bring temps well above normal. We expect highs this afternoon to be 10-20 degrees above normal statewide. Winds will average 15-30 mph and will be very gusty. This is just indicative of a dramatic temperature and pressure change, something we see easily with a strong front.However, the front continues to shed moisture, and it now looks like we see little to no precipitation in Ohio from the frontal passage. We have a wind shift and a drop in temps tomorrow, but basically no moisture, only clouds. There may be some action in far south and southeast Ohio after midday today, but it will stay close to the river, and by the same token, we can see some snow develop after sunset tomorrow night, but it will be near the river as well. Heavy precipitation stays in KY and lifts into WV. We see nothing in most areas here.Behind the front, cold air returns with another quick moving high tracking across Ohio. This sets up in NW Ohio Friday morning. Strong north winds will keep the cold top of mind and trigger some wind chills. Temperatures Saturday morning will be approaching zero over the northern most parts of the state, with single digits and low teens to the south.Snow returns for Saturday late afternoon into Sunday with another fast moving system. In fact, this system is coming a little faster, and has less moisture to work with. Snow still can be seen in all areas of the state, as the freezing line will be down near the Ohio River through the day.  We will leave snow totals the same for now, but would suggest that many areas will be in the bottom half of our coating to 2 inch range. We still will leave the top end open on snows in NE Ohio, as there still is a great lake effect set up..Cold air remains on Monday, and we have a clipper bringing another brief spat of snow into the state on Tuesday. There we can see another coating to an inch over 60% of the state. Temps behind that clipper get colder and we could see some single digit to near zero readings for Wednesday morning. The rest of the week stays below normal.To start the extended period, we have another clipper bringing a chance of snow accumulation late the 8th into the 9th, but it may favor accumulations more in Michigan than farther south and east. Another clipper moves in for the afternoon of the 10th, and a stronger system for the 12th. There is nothing this morning that would direct thoughts away from an active pattern to start February.last_img read more

PSG, Bayern advance in Champions League; Man Utd must wait

first_imgPSG’s Layvin Kurzawa,, second left, celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal with his teammates Dani Alves, left, Adrien Rabiot, center, Neymar, second right, and Julian Draxler during a Champions League Group B soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Anderlecht at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)GENEVA — Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are the first teams in the Champions League knockout rounds after the group rivals both won Tuesday to advance with two games left.PSG routed Anderlecht 5-0 — with defender Layvin Kurzawa scoring three to outshine Neymar — and Bayern won 2-1 at Celtic.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 GROUP AAnother Man United win at Old Trafford seemed routine, and it was 18-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar who again had the most eye-catching night.Svilar saved a penalty kick from Anthony Martial before conceding an own goal for the second straight game against United — his only two Champions League appearances.Two weeks after carrying a cross over his own goal-line, Svilar was unlucky this time when Nemanja Matic’s 45th-minute shot struck the post and rebounded into the net off the goalkeeper’s shoulder.United’s second goal came from another penalty, which coach Jose Mourinho seemed to insist should be taken by defender Daley Blind and not by Romelu Lukaku, the forward who now has not scored in six games.ADVERTISEMENT Roma edged one point ahead of Chelsea in the standings, and there is four-point gap to Atletico Madrid in third place.Atletico has gone to at least the quarterfinals in each of the past four seasons but now risks missing out after another draw against newcomer Qarabag of Azerbaijan, 1-1 in Madrid.Qarabag led in the 40th minute with a header by midfielder Michel, and Atletico equalized with a stunning side-foot shot from Thomas Partey in the 56th. Both teams finished with 10 men.Atletico hosts Roma on Nov. 22.GROUP DBarcelona and Juventus are still heavily favored to advance despite both sides missing their chance on Tuesday.Barcelona drew 0-0 at Olympiakos and Juventus needed a late leveler from Gonzalo Higuain to earn a 1-1 draw at Sporting Lisbon.The two powerhouses meet in Turin in three weeks’ time, when Barcelona will need only a draw to progress.Barcelona has 10 points, three points clear of last year’s runner-up Juventus, with Sporting a furtherthree points back. Basel would have joined United in the Round of 16 by beating CSKA Moscow and led at halftime through Luca Zuffi’s lobbed shot into an empty goal.CSKA perked up when substitute Alan Dzagoev came on, and the fit-again playmaker scored in the 65th minute before Pontus Wernbloom forced the winner in the 79th.CSKA and Basel both have six points, and United will advance by avoiding defeat in Switzerland in three weeks’ time.GROUP BIn a mismatched group, Paris Saint-Germain has won all four games, scoring 17 goals without conceding. Anderlecht has lost four, conceding 15 without scoring.Marco Verratti and Neymar scored in the first half, and left back Kurzawa lit up Parc des Princes by getting three in the second half.Bayern also moved into the Round of 16 draw with nine points after emerging from a typically raucous night in Glasgow to beat a spirited Celtic 2-1.Since replacing Carlo Ancelotti as coach, Jupp Heynckes has led Bayern to six straight wins. Kingsley Coman gave Bayern a first-half lead, Celtic’s Callum McGregor leveled in the 74th, three minutes before Javi Martinez secured the win.GROUP CFor the second time in two weeks, Roma put three goals past Chelsea’s experienced defense. After a rousing 3-3 draw in London, it was a surprisingly comfortable 3-0 win in Rome that began with Stephan El Shaarawy’s powerful shot inside 40 seconds.El Shaarawy scored again before halftime to punish hesitation by former Roma defender Antonio Rudiger. Diego Perotti struck with a long-range shot midway through the second half. 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Manchester United, like PSG, won a fourth straight game but beating Benfica 2-0 was not yet enough toensure advancing from Group A.Roma started early, scoring after 40 seconds in a 3-0 win against Chelsea that seized leadership of Group C from coach Antonia Conte’s team. Atletico Madrid is still winless after being held 1-1 by visiting Qarabag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBarcelona and Juventus both drew away from home to maintain their steady progress in Group D.Here is a look at what happened in Tuesday’s games. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

State League wrap

first_imgIn round one of the South Australian State League, Eastern Stingrays and Central Scorpions were winners in both the Premier and B divisions.In the Premier division, the Stingrays were 4-2 winners over the South West Wolves, while the Scorpions were four touchdown winners over the Defence Eagles, 6-2. In the B Division, the Stingrays were too good for the Wolves winning 8-4, while the Scorpions were close winners over the Vipers, winning 9-8. Round two of the CMI State League will be played Friday, 16 October at City Touch. In the Premier division at 6.30pm, the Eagles will play the Stingrays, while the Vipers will kick off their season when they play the Wolves. The Scorpions have the bye in round two. In the B Division at 7.20pm, the Stingrays will play the Scorpions, while the Wolves will take on the Vipers. For additional information regarding the State League, visit the following website:www.touchsa.com.auIn the VT League, rounds three and four were also played on the weekend. In the Men’s division, the Uni Blues were three touchdown winners over the Western Dodgers, while the Melbourne City Lions and the Bayside Vipers both scored plenty of touchdowns against the Northern Falcons and the Casey Cougars respectively. In round four of the Men’s division, the Vipers continued their winning ways with their three touchdown win over the Blues, while the Cougars and the Dodgers were both two touchdown winners over the Falcons and the Lions respectively. After four rounds of the competition, the Vipers sit on top of the ladder of the Men’s division, with four wins from their four games.In round three of Women’s division, the Lions were six touchdown winners over the Falcons, while the Blues were too good for the Cougars, winning 5-1. The Vipers were big winners in round three, beating the Dodgers by nine touchdowns, 9-0.The Lions and the Vipers continued their good form in round four. The Lions proved too strong for the Dodgers, winning by nine touchdowns, while the Cougars and the Vipers were both three touchdown winners over the Falcons and the Blues respectively.After four rounds of the competition the Vipers and the Lions are still undefeated and will meet in the first round this weekend to determine who will continue their undefeated run. It was a busy weekend for touch in Traralgon last weekend, which hosted rounds three and four of the VT League, as well as the 20/20 drop off tournament for regional teams. Blackest Cat and Australian Men’s Open vice captain Jason Stanton was in attendance, as was Australian Men’s 20’s coach Micheal Lovett for the Trends of the Game breakfast. A Level One refereeing course was also conducted on the Sunday, to finish off a touch-filled weekend.  All teams will be tested this Saturday when both divisions play three rounds each, with the games to be played at Casey Fields in Cranbourne, commencing at 12pm. The Women’s round five games will see the Lions playing the Vipers, the Cougars take on Western Dodgers and the Blues will play the Falcons. In round five of the Men’s competition, the Dodgers will play the Falcons, the Vipers will meet the Lions, while the Cougars will face the Blues. In round six of the Women’s division, the Blues will play the Lions, Cougars take on the Vipers and the Falcons will take on the Dodgers. In the Men’s round six games, Cougars will play the Dodgers, Vipers face off against the Northern Falcons and the Blues take on the LionsIn the final round of the day, the Vipers will play the Falcons, the Lions take on the Cougars and the Dodgers meet the Blues. In the Men’s round seven games, the Falcons will play the Blues, the Dodgers will play the Vipers and the Lions will play the Cougars. For more information regarding the VT League, please visit the following website:www.vtleague.com.auSA MIXED STATE LEAGUEROUND ONE RESULTSPREMIER DIVISIONEastern Stingrays 4 def. South West Wolves 2Central Scorpions 6 def.  Defence Eagles 2Vipers byeB DIVISIONEastern Stingrays 8 def. South West Wolves 4Central Scorpions 9 def. Northern Vipers 8VT LEAGUEROUND THREE – RESULTSMENSWestern Dodgers 5 def. by Uni Blues 8Northern Falcons 6 def. by Melbourne City Lions 10Casey Cougars 4 def. by Bayside Vipers 13WOMENSMelbourne City Lions 10 def Northern Falcons 4Bayside Vipers 9 def Western Dodgers 0Uni Blues 5 def Casey Cougars 1ROUND FOUR – RESULTSMENSUni Blues 3 def by Bayside Vipers 6Northern Falcons 4 def by Casey Cougars 6Melbourne City Lions 6 def by Western Dodgers 8WOMENSNorthern Falcons 4 def by Casey Cougars 7Bayside Vipers 3 def by Uni Blues 0 Western Dodgers 2 def by Melbourne City Lions 11last_img read more

Statistics Canada reports GDP up 01 in August boosted by oil and

first_imgOTTAWA – The energy and financial sectors helped boost Canadian economic growth in August despite weakness in manufacturing due to auto assembly plant shutdowns.Statistics Canada said Wednesday real gross domestic product edged up 0.1 per cent in August, the seventh consecutive month to see an increase.Economists had expected no change for the month, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Growth in oil and gas extraction and the finance and insurance sector helped to more than offset declines in 12 of the 20 industrial sectors tracked.Overall, Statistics Canada says services-producing industries edged up 0.1 per cent, while goods-producing industries were essentially unchanged.CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld called the August figures “a mixed bag” with the strength in the oil and gas sector offset by weakness in manufacturing.“Canada’s economy had neither tricks nor treats for market observers on this Halloween release, with August’s GDP growth not scary enough to create fears of a slump, but not strong enough for the Bank of Canada to spook investors with a December rate hike,” Shenfeld wrote in a note to clients.Helping drive the growth was the mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction sector which rose 0.9 per cent.The increase was boosted by a 1.9 per cent gain by the oil and gas extraction subsector including a 3.2 per cent increase in non-conventional oil as crude bitumen and total crude production in Alberta reached record levels.Also climbing higher was the finance and insurance sector which rose 1.0 per cent in August, the largest monthly gain since May 2017.On the flip side, the manufacturing sector contracted 0.6 per cent in August due in part to shutdowns at some auto assembly plans in the month.The construction sector also pulled back by 0.4 per cent in the month, while transportation and warehousing slipped down 0.5 per cent.The GDP report followed the Bank of Canada’s decision last week to raise its key interest rate target by a quarter of a percentage point to 1.75 per cent and signalled rates are headed higher.Central bank governor Stephen Poloz has said the current rate is still too stimulative for the improved economy and warned it will rise to what the bank considers its neutral range of between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent.last_img read more

River Street Theater Company Presents 110 Stories

first_imgCelebrities are expected to turnout for a special 9.11 benefit performance for non-profit River Street Theater Company of 110 Stories to be presented on Sept 10th and Sept. 11th.110 Stories benefit performance – River Street Theater CompanyAcademy Award Nominee, Robert Forster (The Confirmation, The Descendants, Jackie Brown), Elizabeth Greer (Bates Motel, Ray Donovan, Corbin Nash) SAG Nominee Mark Pellegrino (Quantico, The Big Lebowski, The Number 23), Emilio Rivera (Sons Of Anarchy, Z-Nation, Hitman: Agent 47), SAG Award Winner Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys With Kids, Entourage, Sopranos), Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino (Falling Skies, Do You Believe, Mighty Aphrodite), Michael Welch (Twilight, Z Nation, Grace Unplugged) and Brian White (Chicago Fire, The Cabin In The Woods, Fighting) have joined Image Award Nominee Nicki Micheaux (Animal Kingdom, Lincoln Heights, The Shield), SAG Nominee & American Movie Award Winner Stelio Savante (Where The Road Runs Out, The Making Of The Mob: New York, Eisenstein In Guanajuato) and Golden Globe Nominee Diane Venora (The Insider, Heat, Bird) in the cast of River Street Theater Company’s Staged Reading of the Sept 11th play, ‘110 Stories’ (by Sarah Tuft).To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, 110 Stories (written by Sarah Tuft), will be presented in Los Angeles on Sept. 10th and Sept 11th at The William Alderson Acting Studio. The play is directed by iconic acting teacher William Alderson, produced by William Alderson and Stelio Savante, and additional celebrity performers will be announced soon.Trained by Sanford Meisner, William Alderson taught alongside Mr Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NY from 1967 and was the school’s associate director for twenty years. The Los Angeles studio was formed in 1995, and some of his former students clients include Allison Janney, Kim Basinger, Luis Guzman, and Jeff Goldblum.The board of River Street Theater Company ( a 501c3 non profit) in Los Angeles includes such names as Matthew Carnahan, Robert Carnegie, Jeff Goldblum, David Mamet, and Jon Voight; and William Alderson serves as president.110 Stories has a prestigious history, having been performed by A list casts at The Geffen Playhouse, Joseph Papp Public Theater, NYU Skirball, The Vineyard and various others for charities like The Red Cross, Dennis Leary Firefighters Foundation and the New York Says Thank You Foundation.“110 Stories” is a powerful way to memorialize a shared tragedy. It weaves first-person accounts – selected from hundreds collected right after September 11th – into a journey that recalls our wounds as well as works towards healing them. It’s the human side of history, without politics and agenda, giving voice to those who experienced 9/11 directly… a firefighter, homeless couple, police officer, iron-worker, massage therapist, chaplain, K9 handler, a mother, an elderly bulldog, a South American photojournalist. Together, these accounts shine a light into the human spirit – revealing hope, humor and compassion in the midst of tragedy.Tickets can be purchased here.The Saturday (Sept 10th) performance starts at 7:30 pm and the Sunday (Sept 11th) matinee is at 3pm, tickets are fixed at $40.last_img read more

Ottawa holds emergency cabinet meeting to try to salvage Trans Mountain project

first_imgMembers of the Trudeau government have emerged from an emergency meeting on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, saying they are more determined than ever to get the project built — over the objections of British Columbia.Natural resources Minister Jim Carr says they considering various options.Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr came out to speak for just a minute and a half. Gave no new answers on what the government will do about the Trans Mountain pipeline. #Cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/tmV6mrnQ7q— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 10, 2018He would not comment on Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s threat today that her province will simply buy the whole project from Kinder Morgan.We had a walking scrum with Infrastructure Minister Sohi, who also wouldn’t provide any new information. Wouldn’t talk about options or even say when we will hear about any government decision.#cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 10, 2018 One after one, other Ministers are coming down but saying little. Just repeating the pipeline will be built and they are looking at all options #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 10, 2018The company has said it will not pay for any more non-essential expenses after B-C’s obstructionist tactics.last_img read more