BUDGET 2019 As deficit grows feds spend on job retraining home incentives

first_img– With files from Mike Eppel and Nigel NewloveRelated stories:Top 10 takeaways from the 2019 federal budgetLiberals offer ‘modest’ help for first-time homebuyersReconciliation with Indigenous Peoples key theme in Liberal pre-election budgetLiberals to create national drug agency as building block of pharmacare planNew $1B border strategy will get tough on irregular asylum seekersOntario’s finance minister criticizes federal spending and carbon pricing plan Thanks to higher than expected tax revenue this year, the budget sees more than $4 billion being spent immediately with over $2 billion going out to municipalities for much needed infrastructure repairs and other short-term projects.“To give our communities the help they need, and to ensure that money earmarked for communities is invested as intended, we will be giving a one-time boost to municipalities through a municipal infrastructure top-up — doubling this year’s federal commitment through the Gas Tax Fund,” Morneau explained.There’s also help on the way for millennial home buyers with the creation of the First-Time Home Buyers incentive which will see a reduction in the requirements for down-payments under mortgage insurance. The plan could effectively cut the monthly cost of a $350,000 mortgage by $280 per month.“That’s real help for people who want to own their own home,” Morneau added. “For young people. For families. For Canadians who need just that little extra help to make their dream of owning a home a reality.”There is also an increase to the amount you can take out of your RRSP for a first-time home purchase — going up from $25,000 to $35,000.The government is not making any changes to the mortgage stress tests brought in last year, only saying it will adjust if necessary.The government is setting up a new program called Canada Training Benefit, to provide skills training for Canadian workers and companies.Workers aged 25-64 (with an income of less than $150,000 per year) will accumulate $250 per year in tax credits up to $5,000 which workers can claim as a tax credit on college or university tuition on skills upgrade programs.“It’s a personalized, portable benefit that will help people plan for — and get — the training they need,” the Finance Minister said.The budget is also lowering the costs of student loans, proposing a reduction in the floating interest rate, fixed interest rate and interest-free grace period on outstanding debt. The average student borrower would save about $2,000 over the lifetime of their loan.There is also more support toward Indigenous Reconciliation, with an additional $4.5 billion over five years totaling $17 billion per year by 2021-22.Morneau outlined how that money would be spent, saying: “It includes new support for Indigenous languages, for Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses, for mental health and home care, and for emergency response — all critical parts of healthy and successful Indigenous communities. And most critically … it includes continued investments to make sure that these communities have clean, safe water.”The budget’s single biggest-ticket item, however, is nearly $4 billion in aid for dairy and poultry farmers impacted by new free-trade deals.The budget does not provide details for how or when the money will be doled out to farmers and producers, who have long railed against any move that would expand foreign involvement in their sectors.But the promise of compensation could nonetheless salve such opposition and concerns about lost income, particularly in Quebec and Ontario, where many of Canada’s supply-managed farmers and producers operate.“To ensure that Canada’s dairy, poultry, and egg farmers can continue to provide Canadians with high-quality products in a world of freer trade, we will make available an income protection program for supply-managed farmers, along with a measure to protect the value of quota investments these farmers have already made,” Morneau said.National PharmacareThe Trudeau Liberals say they are moving toward national pharmacare by creating a new national drug agency to lower medication costs.The federal government says the new agency will help negotiate better drug prices and drive down the cost of medication for Canadians by up to $3 billion in the long term.The plan, contained in the federal budget, also involves creating a central list of drugs considered cost-effective and a strategy to lower the price of high-cost drugs used to treat rare diseases.“Parents of children with rare diseases know these costs all too well,” Morneau said. “It’s not just dollars and cents to these moms and dads … It’s nights spent sleeping by a hospital bedside. It’s a constant worry that never goes away. And it’s knowing how much happier and healthier their kids could be, if they could just get the treatment they need.”The federal government says prescription-drug spending in Canada has spiked over the past 30 years — up from $2.6 billion in 1985 to $33.7 billion in 2018.The Liberals say the measures in today’s fiscal blueprint will help build a system to ensure Canadians get prescription drugs they need.The plan comes after a federally struck expert panel issued a report laying out what it called the “building blocks” of pharmacare, including the recommendation that Ottawa oversee an agency to roll out a national drug plan.Highlights from the federal Liberal budget:$1.7 billion over five years, and $586 million a year after that, for a Canada Training Benefit to help workers upgrade skills and acquire new ones while keeping their jobs. The benefit includes a $250-a-year tax credit to pay for training programs and access to employment insurance to cover living expenses for up to four weeks away from work.$1.18 billion over five years to toughen border security, including hiring more judges to handle judicial reviews of asylum applications.Measures to make housing more affordable, especially for first-time buyers, by letting them borrow $35,000 from RRSPs (up from $25,000) and having the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. contribute a small share of equity for down payments.A federal deficit of $19.8 billion, including a $3-billion “risk adjustment,” an increase of $200 million from last year’s forecast. The Liberals’ forecast again includes a gradual reduction in the deficit, but not quite as quickly as anticipated last year. By 2023-2024, the projected federal deficit is $11.4 billion.$3.9 billion for farmers in supply-managed industries affected by new trade agreements with the United States and Asian countries.$2.2 billion for municipalities’ and First Nations’ infrastructure projects, through a one-time boost to the amount distributed through the federal gas-tax transfer.$1.2 billion over three years to enhance social services for Indigenous families and children, the main element in a package of spending aimed at Indigenous Peoples.Lowering the interest rate on Canada Student Loans to the prime rate, from the current prime-plus-2.5-percentage-points.Creating a new Canadian Drug Agency to centralize the evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of new drugs and buy in bulk nationwide, instead of province-by-province.$500 million a year, starting in 2022, to subsidize the costs of drugs for rare diseases, whose high costs are distributed among very few patients.$300 million over three years for rebates of up to $5,000 on electric or hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles (with a maximum purchase price of $45,000).$950 million for municipal governments to refit their own buildings for energy efficiency and to provide their own subsidy programs for private homeowners to do the same.$50 million over five years to devise a new national dementia strategy. Reeling from the on-going SNC-Lavalin controversy and months before the next federal election, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is hoping a budget filled with promises for Canadians of all ages will be enough to earn your vote.The federal Liberals are spending billions of dollars on everything from pharmacare to helping workers learn new job skills to easing the burden on first-time home buyers in its final budget before voters go to the polls in October.“There’s a growing sense of uncertainty taking root around the world, and Canada is not immune to those worries,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau said while introducing the government’s fourth budget titled Investing in the Middle Class.“A good job, the ability to make ends meet, the chance to build a life that’s at least as good as the one your parents had — that’s what we all want.”The Trudeau government, which is bringing in more money than forecast, is projecting a $19.8-billion deficit for the 2019-20 fiscal year.That’s $200 million more borrowing than anticipated in a year that was supposed to see the federal books deliver a surplus, according to the Liberal election platform from the 2015 campaign.Morneau says the government needs to deal with what he calls growing concern around the world that good jobs won’t last, children will be worse off than their parents and that living longer will mean a crushing financial burden.So it’s sprinkling billions of dollars across a variety of programs meant to help people at every stage of their lives.WATCH: How the federal budget is targetting Canadians of all ages. last_img read more

Fake Ryan Gosling accepts award for La La Land at Goldene Kamera

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The two jokesters set up a fake agency, stating they could get the 36-year-old actor to appear at the event, provided he won an award. The show’s host Steven Gaetjen, who was visibly excited by the special guest, introduced the alleged actor as “one of the hottest stars in Hollywood…the one and only, Ryan Gosling” to the stage. Facebook Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Talk about fake news.Just weeks after the public Oscars mix-up surrounding the “Best Picture” award, a Ryan Gosling impersonator crashed the Goldene Kamera Awards in Germany to collect a prize for “La La Land.”News.com.au reported that the imposter is actually a cook from Munich named Ludwig Lehner, who was put up to do the televised prank by German comedians Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf.last_img read more

Combinations used in Oz series may not be used during World Cup

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun Tuesday said the team combinations being used in the ongoing ODI series against Australia may not necessarily be repeated during the World Cup in England starting May 30. India go into the final ODI against Australia here on Wednesday aiming to complete their World Cup auditions for a couple of slots that were up for grabs. “These are not necessarily the combinations which will be used during the World Cup but we would like to know how people perform in different situations for us to pick up a balanced team,” Arun said on the eve of the final encounter. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherThe coach did not elaborate much but stated emphatically that the Indian team is quite sure about its combinations for the World Cup in England. “More or less, the team is quite sure of what combination is but we would like to try out all our options before the World Cup. We want to be extremely sure (of) what we want before go into a major tournament like World Cup,” the coach said. The bowlers conceded 300-plus runs in successive games but Arun said critics shouldn’t forget that this Indian team’s success rate is 75 percent. However, the former India medium pacer did call the losses a welcome wake-up call. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”If you look at our success rate, it is more than 75 per cent and it is huge for a team. These things do happen. I am happy it has happened now because it throws open a lot of factors where we can improve before the World Cup,” said Arun. “Definitely there are certain areas we need to address both in bowling and batting. We have to stay positive irrespective of whatever has happened. It’s a great learning experience from the way series has gone,” he added. Ashton Turner took the game away with an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls in a chase of 359 and Arun said it was a combination of dew as well as poor execution. “We had plans ready. I am not going to give excuses. Dew was a part of the game. You have to accept and try to overcome the situation.last_img read more

Cigarettes Prices to Rise in Next Six Months

Rabat – The parliament has approved a bill presented by the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives to raise taxes on the importation of certain cigarette brands. The new law is set to be implemented within the next six months.The legislation will lead to increased prices of some types of tobacco, especially black and yellow.Following a debate in parliament, the bill was approved by the Justice and Development party (PJD) as well as the rest of the parliamentary groups. The Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Boussaid, justified the government’s decision to raise taxes on tobacco as a means to fight cigarette smuggling, reported the daily newspaper Al Ahdath Al Maghribia.Morocco’s Customs and Indirect Taxes Department reported that the share of smuggled cigarettes in the Moroccan market was 12.7 percent, while the competition council estimated the figure at about 15 percent in its report on price competitiveness of Morocco’s tobacco market in 2016.According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), smuggled cigarettes has cost Morocco millions of dirhams as their share makes up 14 percent of tobacco consumption.The price of cigarettes already saw a rise in 2016, a trend started when the government changed its method of calculating the domestic tax on cigarette consumption in 2013. read more

Brown sugar to be smuggled to Sri Lanka seized in Tamil Nadu

Preliminary investigation revealed that a fisherman from Nagapattinam, Sekar, had brought the suspected contraband to Thamaraikulam, allegedly for smuggling it to Sri Lanka via the sea route. After the police detained the students, Sekar absconded, the police added. Mr. Manivannan said a special team, led by Mr. Sarvesh Raj, had been formed to arrest the main suspect. A sample of the suspected contraband had been sent to a laboratory for testing, he said. (Colombo Gazette) The Ramanathapuram district police have detained two engineering college students and seized from them one kg of suspected brown sugar which was to be smuggled to Sri Lanka.Acting on the directive of Superintendent of Police N. Manivannan, a special team, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) S. Sarvesh Raj, detained the second year students of a private engineering college near Ramanathapuram and seized the suspected contraband. The students, who hailed from Nagapattinam, were residing at the coastal Thamaraikulam area near Uchipulli for the purpose of attending college. They were in possession of the contraband, brought by the father of one of the students, when the special team, acting on a tip-off, detained them. read more

Relatives of dead complain after council allows housing estate to be built

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A grieving son has been left “disgusted” after his parents’ tranquil graves were ruined by a housing estate Credit:SWNS A grieving son has hit out at a council after it allowed a housing estate to be built just yards from his parents gravestones.Bill Higgins said he “couldn’t believe it” when he visited a cemetery and discovered a row of houses had been built – just one foot from his parents’ graves.Mr Higgings regularly visits the rural cemetery where his dad Morris and mum Irene are buried in the same plot.The 64 year-old even bought a bench so he could sit at the picturesque spot in the village of Waters Upton and look out over the rolling Shropshire hills.But Bill was shocked when he visited his parents’ joint grave before Christmas and saw seven houses being built next to the cemetery at Saint Michael’s church. Bill Higgins is un happy about a new housing estate being built just inches from where his parents, Irene and Morris, were laid to restCredit:SWNS “One of the houses is just a foot from my parents’ plot, if the builders have come any closer with their diggers they might have excavated the grave.”It’s absolutely disgusting, I can’t think of the words to describe it.”Morris was buried at the cemetery after he died, aged 77, in 1977 and his wife Irene was laid to rest in the same plot when she passed away at the same age two decades later.Mr Higgins has asked the authorities to plant bushes to screen the graveyard from the seven new homes.But his pleas fell on deaf ears with Waters Upton Parish Council saying a fence has been planned instead.Developers Days New Homes Ltd said their plans were backed by Telford and Wrekin Council and added that they have made contributions to improve the cemetery.Spokesman Alan Day said: “The scheme is being constructed strictly in accordance with the planning permission granted by Telford and Wrekin Council.”Included within it is an extension to the cemetery itself along with appropriate landscaping provided in consultation with the local parish council.”There will also be the provision of designated safe parking adjacent to the new extension for the sole use of visitors to the cemetery.”Katrina Baker, clerk to Waters Upton Parish Council, added: “We’ve got as part of this development an extension on the cemetery and car parking which has been gratefully accepted by the council and the houses came as part of the deal.”We do understand Bill is concerned. A fence will go up which is being provided by the developer. Mr Higgins added: “When I came to lay flowers on the grave I couldn’t believe it, there was a housing estate basically on top of where my mum and dad are buried.center_img A grieving son has been left "disgusted" after his parents' tranquil graves were ruined by a housing estate The properties are now almost finished with the boundary wall from one of the homes situated just 12 ins away from Morris and Irene’s joint headstone.Mr Higgins, who lives with his wife Christine, 60, in nearby Wellington, Shrops., said the building site had ruined the peaceful countryside graveyard.The retired mechanical engineer added: “My mum and dad lived in Bristol but my dad was born in Shropshire and said he wanted to come back to retire.”When they came back in the Seventies it was a quiet village and was lovely.”They chose to be buried there because of the lovely views from the cemetery over the Shropshire hills.”I tend to come down here on special occasions like their birthdays and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and Christmas, and things like that. I enjoy the peace and quiet.” Bill Higgins who is not happy about a new housing estate being built just inches from his parents Irene and Morris graves “The reason they haven’t been able to go with a hedge is because of the closeness to the graves.”last_img read more

The 11 emotions you go through when casting your vote

first_img This is the collection of election campaign literature I faced this evening alone! #3votes on Friday pic.twitter.com/gyJOmwPtIJ— Páraic Gallagher (@paraicgallagher) May 21, 2014 Source: Páraic Gallagher/Twitter BY NOW, MANY Irish people have already cast their vote in the local and European elections. If you’ve braved the elements and voted, you’re probably feeling a bit relieved, right?That’s because the act of voting itself is an emotional rollercoaster fraught with indecision, confusion, annoyance and apathy.If you used your vote today, it’s likely you experienced some of the following emotions.Two weeks before voting: AnnoyanceDamn politicians, calling to the door and littering the house with flyers. They’ll be lucky if I vote at all.center_img Three days before voting: ApathyWill I even bother? They’re a bunch of messers. Source: ShutterstockDay before voting: ResolutionI suppose I’d better vote. If I vote, I automatically earn the right to complain about the Government to my heart’s content. Source: ImgurDay of vote: ConfidenceAlright, I’m going to drag myself to the primary school. I have my vote, I’m going to use it. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesEntering the polling station: CuriosityWonder who all the others are voting for? It’s still rude to ask, isn’t it. Source: GiphyEntering the booth: DaringWILL I SPOIL MY VOTE??? Look at meee, I’m spoiling my voo-oooote… Source: ReplygifLooking at the ballot paper: IndecisionBut now that I’m here, perhaps I should take this seriously. Let’s see, who’s the best of the bunch? Source: DailybruinMarking your preferences: ConfusionI want this candidate to get my first preference. But who are they with again? Do I like that party? I should have done some research. Source: Spirit of Americ/ShutterstockPlacing the vote in the box: ReliefWell, that’s that done now for another while. Thank god. Can you feel the relief rolling off this picture in waves? We can. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesImmediately after voting: SmugnessLook at me! Democracy in action, doing my bit for the country, being an active citizen. Did you vote? No? I AM BETTER THAN YOU. Source: Flickr/Coaly BunnyAs the results come out: BefuddlementWho did I vote for again? Was it that guy? Source: GifbayIt could have been that guy. Well done, that guy.7 surprisingly creative acts of election poster vandalism> 12 guilty pleasures we need to admit to>last_img read more

Latest beta of IE9 destroys the competition when it comes to Javascript

first_imgMicrosoft‘s been on a roll lately pushing out beta (or platform previews, as they call them) for their upcoming next-gen browser, Internet Explorer 9. Just three weeks after the last version comes Platform Preview 7, and it’s smokingly fast.The secret sauce behind IE9’s blistering performance is a new Javascript engine called Chakra that is capable of rendering Javascript up to a hundred times faster than in IE8… a performance boost that will be a huge boon to Javascript-heavy sites like Facebook or Twitter.IE8’s not the only browser IE9 infused with Chakra is trouncing, though. Look at the above chart: it’s also absolutely destroying the vast majority of the competition when it comes to Javascript performance. Only Chrome and Opera are close, while Safari and Firefox lag behind.Javascript isn’t the only browsing aspect that is undergoing a performance bump in IE9: since it relies heavily on GPU acceleration, video and images are also way faster. We have to admit, we’re really impressed… this might be the first Microsoft browser that the tech-savvy nerd doesn’t have to use with secret shame.Read more at Ars Technicalast_img read more

Sri Lanka minister Easter bomb attacks were in retaliation for Christchurch mosque

first_img 86 Comments Share Tweet Email1 Sri Lankan soldiers look on inside the St Sebastian’s Church, where a bomb exploded on Easter Sunday Image: UPI/PA Images Sri Lankan soldiers look on inside the St Sebastian’s Church, where a bomb exploded on Easter Sunday Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated Apr 23rd 2019, 9:49 AM AN INITIAL PROBE into deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people shows it was “retaliation for Christchurch,” the country’s deputy defence minister has said.“The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,” state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament.Fifty people were killed in shooting attacks on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on 15 March.The development came after Sri Lankan police announced that the death toll from the string of suicide bomb attacks that rocked the country on Easter Sunday has risen to 310.A police spokesman confirmed that more people died as a result of their injuries overnight, and that around 500 people in total were wounded in the blasts.He added that 40 people were now under arrest in connection with the attacks, which Sri Lanka has blamed on the little-known Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath.The powerful blasts – six in quick succession and then two more hours later – wrought devastation at churches and hotels in and near the capital Colombo.The attacks are the worst atrocity since Sri Lanka’s civil war ended a decade ago.Dozens of foreigners were among those killed, and three minutes of silence were held to honour the victims from 8.30am local time, the time of the first bomb blast.A number of memorial services for the victims have been planned, hours after the government imposed a state of emergency. Sri Lankan air force officers and clergy stand outside St. Anthony’s Shrine a day after a blast in Colombo Source: Gemunu Amarasinghe/PA ImagesThe attacks were also the worst ever against the country’s small Christian minority, who make up just seven percent of its population of 21 million.Investigators are now searching for clues on whether National Thowheeth Jama’ath received “international support”, a government spokesman said.President Maithripala Sirisena’s office said that there was intelligence that “international terror groups” were “behind local terrorists” and that he would seek foreign help to investigate. A woman places flowers at a vigil honouring the victims of the bombings in Sri Lanka in Canada Source: Jonathan Hayward/PA ImagesA state of emergency, which has given police and the military special powers to counter militant strikes, came into force at midnight local time last night.A second night-time curfew was also put in place, but lifted before dawn.A bomb discovered by police on Monday near one of the targeted churches blew up before police could defuse it, although no injuries were reported. Police also found 87 bomb detonators at a Colombo bus station yesterday.Danish billionaireMeanwhile, details have begun to emerge about some of the foreigners killed in the attacks.The United States reported that at least four Americans were killed – including a child – while the Netherlands confirmed that three of its citizens also died.The Danish billionaire who founded online fashion retailer Asos lost three of his four children, a spokesman for his company said.Meanwhile, eight Britons, eight Indians and nationals from Turkey, Australia, France, Japan and Portugal, were also killed, according to Sri Lankan officials and foreign governments.With reporting from – © AFP 2019 By Stephen McDermottcenter_img Tuesday 23 Apr 2019, 9:49 AM https://jrnl.ie/4602659 Image: UPI/PA Images Apr 23rd 2019, 7:28 AM 33,214 Views Sri Lanka minister: Easter bomb attacks were ‘in retaliation’ for Christchurch mosque shootings Eight explosions struck churches and hotels in the capital Colombo on Easter Sunday.last_img read more

Champions League better than Copa del Rey and La Liga –

first_imgFormer Barcelona star Patrick Kluivert believes that the club’s domestic double this season in La Liga and the Copa del Rey will pale in comparison to Real Madrid’s prospective Champions League title this seasonThe Dutchman played for the Catalan club for six years and won La Liga with Barcelona in the 1998/99 season with Kluviert scoring 122 goals in 257 appearances in all competitions.However, while Barcelona won the Copa del Rey last month and are currently on an unbeaten title-winning campaign in La Liga this season, Kluivert feels that these achievements will still pale in comparison to Real winning the Champions League for a third consecutive season.“The Champions are better than the double,” said the 41-year-old, according to Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Madrid is playing well and the members try to do their job well.”But the former Holland international is struggling to understand Zinedine Zidane’s refusal to have his Real side perform a guard of honour in Sunday’s “El Clasico”.“I do not understand that he does not do it,” admitted Kluivert.The 1994 Champions League winner also praised Lionel Messi: “He is the best, but he can not do it all by himself, I think Barcelona will win 3-1”.last_img read more

WWE SummerSlam How to watch it and when it starts

first_img Apple Post a comment The world of pro wrestling: explained WWE Amazon Apple Every WWE star you need to know about reading • WWE SummerSlam 2019: How to watch, start times, full card and WWE Network Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Review • Amazon Fire TV: Affordable Alexa-infused 4K streaming Share your voice Tags • 15 Photos Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean itcenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Kofi Kingston defends his WWE title against Randy Orton. WWE WWE’s SummerSlam is the second biggest wrestling event of the year, after only WrestleMania. That means we can expect a veritable grappling extravaganza on Aug. 11, a 6-hour show headlined by Universal Champion Brock Lesnar taking on Seth Rollins. With rival promotion AEW getting its own prime-time slot on TNT, WWE has serious competition for the first time in nearly two decades. Hopefully that pressure translates to an unforgettable SummerSlam.Other key matches will see Kofi Kingston defend his WWE Championship against Randy Orton and Ricochet challenge AJ Styles for the United States Championship. We’ve also got some returning legends, as Goldberg is dusting off his boots to wrestle Dolph Ziggler and Charlotte Flair is challenged by Trish Stratus. Not on the match card is Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns, which has been teased on TV with a goofy whodunit storyline. (Daniel Bryan dunit, that’s who.) Though they’re not currently scheduled to wrestle, it’s likely their story will be a key part of the show. Start timesSummerSlam 2019 takes place in Toronto, Canada on Sunday, Aug. 11. The main card starts at 4 p.m. PT and 7 p.m. ET. If you’re a WWE Network subscriber — at $9.99 per month, but free for one month for new subscribers — you can watch it live for free. Otherwise you’ll need to contact your local cable provider and pay a separate fee to watch. The Kickoff Show starts at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET on WWE’s YouTube channel and the WWE Network.Viewers in the UK will have to stay up late, as the show starts there at midnight Monday (10 p.m. Sunday kickoff). For Australians, SummerSlam starts at 9 a.m. AEDT time (7 a.m. kickoff). News • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV 0 See All 3:45 Match cardUniversal Championship match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth RollinsWWE Championship match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy OrtonDolph Ziggler vs. GoldbergUnited States Championship match: AJ Styles (c) vs. RicochetRaw Women’s Championship match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. NatalyaSmackDown Championship match: Bayley (c) vs. Ember MoonKevin Owens vs. Shane McMahonFinn Balor vs. Bray WyattTrish Stratus vs. Charlotte FlairCruiserweight Championship match: Drew Gulak (c) vs. Oney LorcanWWE Network appThe WWE Network app is available on Roku, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple TV, iOS and Android. Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand TV and Movies Amazon Fire TVlast_img read more

Potholes filled as MLA acts on pleas

first_imgZaheerabad: Municipal officials filled the potholes at Venkat Ramana Colony in Zaheerabad on Friday. As locals informed the situation to MLA Manik Rao, he responded and assisted respective officials to start the work. Potholes were cleared first, later, filled with mud and soil. Drainages were also getting cleared in the division.last_img

Photo Exhibition Our Mahatma inaugurated at Secunderabad

first_imgHyderabad: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy inaugurated a photo exhibition ‘Our Mahatma’ on the first platform at Secunderabad Railway Station. Speaking on the occasion, Kishan Reddy said that Gandhiji’s teachings are relevant in these times, more than ever, when terrorism is spreading in many parts of the world. “No country or individual can hope to achieve anything, through violent means”, he said. He said many countries in the world have acknowledged Gandhiji ‘s greatness in securing freedom with Nonviolence and Satyagraha as his weapons. The Minister said that the young people, particularly youth and children have to know the teachings of the Mahatma. They need to know the struggles Gandhiji spearheaded and fought with the British, to free our country. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us Kishan Reddy congratulated the Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB) under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, for organising the photo exhibition with rare photos of the Mahatma at the railway station accessible to all. He recalled that, Gandhiji had travelled India in trains as a common man during the freedom struggle. In South Africa, Gandhiji was forcibly made to alight a train at Pietermaritzburg, due to his skin colour. The seeds of questioning and standing up for what is right, may have been sown in his mind, at that time, Kishan Reddy said. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us The photo exhibition displays photos of Gandhiji ‘s childhood, the Alfred High School in which he studied, the Champaran, Salt Satyagraha, Quit India and Non cooperation movements, he lad against the British. The Minister further said that the Government of India is gearing up to celebrate the 150 th Birth Anniversary Celebrations in a big way. All the people should participate in these celebrations including government employees of all ranks, he said. Advertise With Us South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager John Thomas said that as part of the birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, the railways propose to open Digital museums on Gandhijiat seven railway stations at and also open plant nurseries at 18 railway stations. The railways will implement Swacch Bharat program from Sept 16-30 in big way, he added. Later, Kishan Reddy distributed prizes to the winners in Essay competition, conducted by ROB at PM Kaushal Vikas Training Centres. Song & Drama artistes staged cultural Programme with patriotism as message. Divisional Railway Manager Anand Bhatia, CPRO Rakesh and other senior officials participated in the program.last_img read more

AK47s among firearms seized in Langadu

first_imgMembers of Bangladesh Army seized two AK-47s, two Chinese riffles, 124 ammos, four magazines, and 7 uniforms from Golachari area in Langadu upazila of Rangamati, said Langadu Mainy zone commander Lt Col Abdul Alim Chowdhury.During a drive conducted by Alim, unidentified terrorists fled the area leaving the artilleries behind, which was later seized by the armed forces.Langadu police station officer in-charge Md Mominul Islam confirmed this to Prothom Alo.last_img

ExFBI deputy fired days before retirement

first_imgFBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe pauses while testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in Washington, US on 7 June 2017. ReutersFormer FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who has endured a year of withering attacks from President Donald Trump, was fired by the justice department Friday just days before he was to retire.“Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy,” Trump tweeted soon after the firing.“Sanctimonious [ex-FBI director] James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!” Trump wrote.McCabe pushed back hard at the decision, saying he was the victim of a “war” by the Trump administration against both the FBI, and the special counsel probing allegations of Russian election meddling.Announcing McCabe’s ouster, the Justice Department said an internal investigation found that he had made unauthorized disclosures to the media, and had not been fully honest “on multiple occasions” with the department’s inspector general.“The FBI expects every employee to adhere to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and accountability,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.The decision was taken “after an extensive and fair investigation,” Sessions said.Details of the inspector general’s probe were not made public, but it involved the FBI’s handling of the 2016 investigation into Trump’s election rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.Trump has repeatedly accused McCabe and Comey of having protected Clinton from prosecution over her misuse of a private email server while she was secretary of state, and over the actions of the private Clinton Foundation set up by her husband, former president Bill Clinton.Trump was also publicly upset about McCabe’s defence of Comey-whom the president fired in May 2017 in frustration at the ongoing FBI probe into alleged collusion between his election campaign and Russia.- ‘Being singled out’ -McCabe hit out following his sacking in a blistering statement.“I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey,” McCabe said.McCabe said the inspector general’s probe “became part of an unprecedented effort by the administration, driven by the president himself, to remove me from my position, destroy my reputation, and possibly strip me of a pension that I worked 21 years to earn.”The firing came as the White House shows increasing frustration with the collusion probe, now in the hands of Special Counsel Robert Mueller-himself a former FBIdirector-and increasingly threatening the president’s inner circle.Mueller is notably examining whether Trump obstructed the investigation with his sacking of Comey, an episode that McCabe would be a crucial witness for.- ‘War with the FBI’ -Trump had repeatedly criticized McCabe as biased, pressing Sessions to take action against him.Under pressure, on January 30 McCabe announced he would retire at the end of March, when he became eligible for full pension benefits. Meanwhile he halted work and went on leave.“This attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not just to slander me personally, but to taint the FBI, law enforcement, and intelligence professionals more generally,” McCabe said.“It is part of this administration’s ongoing war with the FBI and the efforts of the special counsel investigation.”McCabe denied any impropriety in speaking with the media about the Clinton probe, and denied that he handled the probe with any bias.He also denied having deliberately lied to the inspector general.The firing means the Justice Department can deny him his pension. McCabe reportedly has said he will appeal Sessions’ decision.- Wife was Democratic candidate -Trump took advantage of McCabe’s links to the Democrats. His wife ran for state office under the Democratic party banner in Virginia in 2015, receiving $467,000 in campaign funding from a close political ally of Hillary Clinton.“Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation,” Trump tweeted in July 2017, adding a reference to the donation.Trump raised the heat in December, taunting McCabe over his looming retirement.“FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits. 90 days to go?!!!”The firing will only stoke the political fires around the Mueller investigation of Trump. It could also fuel discontent inside the FBI, where Comey and McCabe both held the respect of the thousands of agents.Republican Representative Lee Zeldin labeled the firing “appropriate” and “timely.”“McCabe was a ringleader of rogue actors who were a shameful exception at top; not the norm,” he tweeted.But Democrat Adam Schiff said that the action, coming after Trump urged the Justice department to deny McCabe his pension, “gives the action an odious taint.”last_img read more

Nintendo Switch Kills the Vita as Indie Handheld of Choice

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Stay on target This week is PAX West, the original Seattle gaming show where players of all types gather to socialize, attend panels, and play cool new games from eager publishers and developers. So it only seemed appropriate that today Nintendo revealed the next round of independent games coming to their hit console/handheld hybrid Nintendo Switch later this year and early next.We got the latest updates on huge indie sequels like Super Meat Boy Forever, Kentucky Route Zero Act V from Annapurna, the Shovel Knight King Knight expansion, and the follow-up to Suda 51’s punk rock gaming masterpiece No More Heroes called Travis Strikes Again.But since these are indie games we also saw smaller gems like break-dance cartoon Floor Kids, quaint sports RPG Golf Story, bulbous shooter Morphie’s Law, Play NYC hit Next Up Hero, and Game of the Year contender Battle Chef Brigade.AdChoices广告It’s better if you just see Nintendo’s upcoming indie offerings for yourself. Check it out!Of course, this is all on top of the indie support Nintendo already announced for Switch earlier this year. Many of those games have since come out, and we’ve written about them as part of our ongoing Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda coverage, but some big ones are still on the way. So if you’re interested in even more Switch indie goodness keep reading.There are so many announcements so quickly it’s hard to keep up. So here’s just a fat, but still incomplete, list of 2017 Switch indie games. Some are even exclusives, timed exclusives, console exclusives, or support exclusive Switch features like HD Rumble.Steamworld Dig 2 (Summer)Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment/Treasure Trove (March 3)Fast RMX (March 3)Has-Been Heroes (March)Yooka-LayleeOvercooked!Tumbleseed (Spring)The Escapists 2Ultimate Chicken HorseRedoutGonnerDandaraKingdom Two CrownsRunner 3Blaster Master Zero (March 9)Flipping DeathGraceful Explosion Machine (April)Mr. Shifty (April)Shakedown Hawaii ((April)Pocket Rumble (March)WargrooveThumperStardew Valley with multiplayer (Summer)Snake Pass (March 29)Binding of Isaac (March)Hollow KnightBattle Chef BrigadeCelesteJackbox Party Pack 3Rime (May)Mutant MuddsIttle Dew 21001 SpikesHuman resource Machine (March 3)World of Goo (March 3)Little Inferno (March 3)Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s TrapCave StoryTowerfall AscensionToeJam & Earl: Back in the GrooveEnter the GungeonDuck GameOceanhornTerrariacenter_img Wow that’s a lot of games, a lot of games to thankfully pad out the Switch’s shifting, limited launch lineup and current lack of Virtual Console. While some are roguelikes others are Game of the Year contenders. Nintendo promises weekly eShop “Nindie” releases. Last year Nintendo made it much easier for indie developers to work with its platforms. While we did see some prominent indie games come to Wii U, the Switch looks like it will be absolutely stuffed with quality indie games thanks to this initiative.Until now, handheld indie games were enough to keep some folks interested in the PlayStation Vita despite its lack of support from Sony. Take all of those games and add first party Nintendo hits like Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, and Smash Bros., and suddenly the Switch sounds that much more appealing. It may not get every huge Western AAA game like Mass Effect or Red Dead, and not everyone may care about every indie game, but looking at this list, anyone who says the Nintendo Switch is getting no games just isn’t paying attention.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Madhyamik results to be out on June 6

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) will announce the results of Madhyamik examination 2018 on Wednesday, June 6. The results will be declared at a Press conference at the Board office in Salt Lake at 9 am. A senior official of WBBSE informed that the results can be accessed from the official website of WBBSE www.webresults.in/wbbse.org, from 10 am. Apart from this, candidates can also type WB 10 followed by their roll number and send it to 54242 or 5888 to receive the marks. It may be mentioned that a total of 11,21,921 candidates had appeared for the examination, which is 31,075 higher than last year. Among the examinees, 6,21,366 were girls, while 4,81,555 were boys. There were 2,811 centres in which the examination was held from March 12 to 21.last_img

New WindsorToronto high speed rail could become a reality

first_img TORONTO — A new high speed rail could be coming to Toronto Pearson, one that would travel along the Windsor-Toronto corridor.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca announced last week that the Province is moving forward with feasibility studies for a high-speed rail link connecting Windsor to Toronto.The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) said in a statement on its website that it “looks forward to working with the Province to review how this proposed high-speed rail service can be integrated in to the Airport’s planned regional transportation centre.”The announcement came on the heels of the release of an updated Growth Plan, which allows the Government to identify areas like the large employment zone around the airport for coordinated planning.“The GTAA is very pleased to see the government moving ahead with this important initiative given the benefits that a link to Toronto Pearson would bring,” said Howard Eng, Greater Toronto Airports Authority President and CEO. “A high-speed rail service along this corridor would provide vital regional connections and help to relieve the congestion that today is stifling our economy and impacting the quality of life for all Ontarians.  It could also be a key building block in support of Toronto Pearson’s mega hub vision and would move us one step closer to making an integrated regional transit centre at Toronto Pearson a reality.”More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?In early 2016, the GTAA announced plans to develop a regional transit centre to connect the airport area to key employment and residential areas throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe. In addition to serving as a connector for airport passengers to surrounding regions, the transit centre at Toronto Pearson would provide crucial connectivity to the 300,000 workers in the Airport Employment Zone, the second-largest employment area in the country. An integrated transit centre at Toronto Pearson also benefits the region by reducing congestion on area roads, enabling more efficient movement of goods on some of Canada’s most congested highways and lowering regional greenhouse gas emissions. Tags: Canada, Rail Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Posted by New Windsor-Toronto high speed rail could become a realitycenter_img Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Somerset Bermuda – Reported by Elite Traveler th

first_imgSomerset, Bermuda – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet LifestyleWith Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa’s new golf tournament package, couples can enjoy a seven-night escape to Bermuda filled with romance, relaxation and little friendly competition.The ultimate golf getaway for couples, this package gives players the opportunity to tee off at one of Bermuda’s most prestigious and picturesque courses – The Port Royal Golf Course, home to the 2009 and 2010 PGA Grand Slam. At the Port Royal, couples will team up to compete in a three-day tournament, while taking in spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Off the greens, guests will enjoy a luxurious stay at the AAA Four-Diamond Cambridge Beaches, including gourmet dining and pampering treatments at the resort’s award-winning Ocean Spa.The Couples Golf Tournament Package is available, Feb. 20-27, 2011, priced at $4,206 per couple. This package includes seven nights accommodations for two in a deluxe room; daily breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner; airport transfers; two 50-minute Swedish massages at the Ocean Spa; welcome gift bag; and four rounds of golf at the Port Royal, located just five minutes from the resort. Complimentary picnic lunches for the three-day tournament and transportation to and from the Port Royal will also be provided.In celebration of the tournament, guests will also enjoy a hosted welcome reception, cocktail party and an awards gala dinner at Cambridge Beaches. Prizes, daily awards and a tournament trophy will be presented to players.Exemplifying luxury at its finest, Cambridge Beaches is set on a lush 30-acre peninsula on the western coast of Bermuda. Offering 94 spacious accommodations in traditional pink Bermuda cottages, the resort boasts four private beaches, vibrant gardens and nature preserve, and spectacular water views from every vantage point of the property. Cambridge Beaches beckons with a wealth of amenities and activities, including the Ocean Spa; water sports marina – offering sailing, snorkeling and kayaking; access to the island’s eight golf courses; croquet lawn; putting green; tennis courts; infinity pool; onsite bicycle and moped rentals; and chic poolside dining and causally elegant beachside dining. Additionally, guests can explore galleries and boutique shops at the nearby historic Royal Naval Dockyard.www.cambridgebeaches.comlast_img read more