Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews Fifth Session of Eight Parliament Convenes Today by: – March 17, 2011 Share Share Share Proposed legislation relating to the use of firearms in Dominica will come before the First Session of the Eighth Parliament in the House of Assembly today, Thursday March 17, 2011.An act to regulate the use and distribution of firearms and ammunition will be put forward, in a session which may or may not see the presence of the Opposition.An act to make new provisions with respect to the registration, supervision, governance, operation and management of Cooperative Societies including credit unions and a bill for an act to establish the legal principles amicable to electronic transactions will be taken to Parliament.The session will start from 10 a.m.Source: DBS NewsPhoto Credit: Attrition.org 24 Views no discussions
Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Microsoft is sponsoring Dev Unplugged, a contest for developers working on games and music applications in HTML5. “We believe that HTML5 and related technologies, in conjunction with faster and faster browsers, finally give developers the tools they need to create experiences that are as vivid, interactive and compelling as anything you have seen in native applications,” writes Microsoft’s Carter Rabasa. Several prizes are being offered, worth $40,000 in sum.Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and the bands AWOLNATION and Ra Ra Riot are providing developers with starter content to use in entries.Here’s a partial list of prizes: 3/1 – Contest Opens (submit early, don’t miss a chance to get voted-up!)4/5 – Submission gallery opens to the public and voting begins!5/9 – Submission deadline5/12 – Top-40 Finalists are announced5/23 – Winners are announced!The contest rules can be found here.We previously covered the results of a Google and SPIL sponsored HTML5 game development contest here. klint finley Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid $40,000 in total prizes including $9,000 for the Grand Prize.Front page exposure on theFWA.com and beautyoftheweb.comCool hardware: laptops and slates from Alienware, HP and ASUSAn all-expense paid trip to the Future of Web Apps Las Vegas with “golden ticket” VIP accessAnd here’s the timeline: Tags:#hack#news How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzes
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Berbatov wants to see Solskjaer given Man Utd job fulltimeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov wants to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer given the job fulltime.Solskjaer, in charge until the end of the season following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, has won his first five games since taking on the role.“If United keep going like this – and there’s no reason why they will stop performing – the job will surely be his,” said Berbatov to the Mirror.“He’s doing a great job. By the end of the season, as long as they keep playing like this, they should give him the job whether or not they finish in the top four.“If they don’t, I’m sure that another Premier League team will give him the job. He’s making his name once again in the top-flight and it’s great for him.“When a club legend becomes your manager, he automatically gets the attention of the players, purely because he had been there and done that.“When you are in the position of Ole, having scored so many goals and won so many trophies, he gets the attention.“He doesn’t need to yell or scream to prove anything, he just gets it.“From that point on, he needs to show them that they need to trust him, that he knows what he’s doing and, judging by the results and the way they play, it’s obviously working.”
Colin Cowherd IowaFOX Sports radio show host Colin Cowherd wasn’t very high on Iowa all year – and he made it clear on a weekly basis. Needless to say, after the Hawkeyes were dominated by Stanford in the Rose Bowl contest Friday, Cowherd felt a bit vindicated. He took to Twitter early this morning to playfully ask where all the Iowa fans had gone.Must be a power outage or something in Iowa. Awfully quiet 12 hours after being humiliated.— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) January 2, 2016Iowa, which won its first 12 games, certainly had a good season, even if it ended on a sour note. Cowherd rubbing it in isn’t really necessary – but hey, that’s what he does.
APTN National NewsFormer Aboriginal affairs minister Jim Prentice will be leading Enbridge Inc.’s charm offensive to convince recalcitrant First Nations to support the controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline project.Enbridge said in a statement Wednesday that Prentice would be leading the energy firm’s “renewed efforts to consult…and establish partnerships with First Nations.Prentice, who is currently vice-chairman of the CIBC bank, also announced his new role on Twitter.“I have agreed to help (the Northern Gateway) project because I believe First Nations should be full partners in resource projects,” tweeted Prentice, who was Aboriginal affairs minister from 2006 to 2007. “And they should be owners of projects like the Northern Gateway Pipeline project.”Enbridge says it has agreements with 26 Aboriginal communities along the pipeline route, which will carry Alberta tar sands bitumen to the British Columbia coast. That number, however, is disputed. Enbridge only has the support of three B.C. First Nations at most and the number it uses relies heavily on Alberta support.Enbridge CEO Al Monaco said in a statement that Enbridge is committed to “reach out in a respectful way” to First Nations.“We believe Jim Prentice is uniquely suited to help us fulfill that promise,” said Monaco. “We value the constructive relationships we’ve built with our existing Aboriginal equity partners.”The pipeline project received a boost from the National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel which found its economic benefits outweighed its environmental impact.It is now up to the Harper cabinet to make a final decision on the project. It’s expected that the project will get the federal government’s backing which has described the pipeline as being in the national interest.The project, however, faces stiff resistance from First Nation bands along the route and from Indigenous grassroots activists.Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations, said Prentice’s appointment is a sign of desperation on the part of Enbridge and will do little to shift opposition to the pipeline.“We’ve been dealing with a project that’s been around for eight or nine years and we are in on the last minute of this whose exercise,” said Sterritt. “It’s a last gasp by Enbridge. Enbridge knows it’s in trouble around here.”Sterritt said the pipeline poses a threat to a $3 billion fisheries and eco-tourism industry that could be wiped out by one oil spill.“Jobs already exist here. It’s not like we are in some backwater. They come along thinking we should jump if they flash a few dollars,” he said. “We have been sustaining ourselves here for many thousands or years, we are not out there begging anyone to give us a job…The reality is that the vast majority, hundreds of First Nation communities, are against this project.”The Coastal First Nations represents an alliance of coastal B.C. First Nations including the Wuikinuxv Nation, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nuxalk Nation, Gitga’at, Metlakatla, Old Massett, Skidegate, and the Council of the Haida Nation.At the grassroots level, the opposition is also fierce.An anti-pipeline blockade, led by the Unist’ot’en clan who are part of the Wet’suwet’en people, has dug in along the pipeline’s planned route. The blockade aims to stop the pipeline’s construction. The blockade and associated camp is situated about 66 kilometres south of Houston, BC, and about 1,000 km north of Vancouver.“(Prentice’s) track record has always shown that he has traversed a corporate-heavy trajectory in his role in the federal government. With him being the senior executive vice-president for CIBC we know that his motives have always been prioritized by the financial bottom line,” said the Unist’ot’en camp in a statement. “The banks and the governments are notorious for their disregard for the general public’s opinion as was shown in the recent NEB JRP process with the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. This is also blatantly obvious with their complete disregard for Indigenous Rights and Title issues which are subject to protection in the Constitution Act and the largest majority of Case Laws pertaining to Indigenous matters.”Prentice, who resigned in 2010 from the Harper government while environment minister, is no stranger to land battles between Ottawa and First Nations. He was Aboriginal affairs minister during Six Nation’s reclamation of an under-construction subdivision in 2006. He also negotiated the creation of the Specific Claims Tribunal with former Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine in 2007 to avert nation-wide unrest during a planned day of action scheduled for June 29.Only the Mohawks of Tyendinaga marched out that day, blocking the railways and Hwy 401 for about 11 [email protected]
Raipur: Maoists exploded an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Tuesday, killing five policemen who were escorting BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi who too was killed, authorities said. The deadly explosion took place around 5.30 p.m. in Kuakonda area in Dantewada. “All the killed security personnel are from District Reserve Group,” said an official. The District Reserve Group is a locally raised force vested with battling Maoists. Mandavi was the lone Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Bastar region which accounts for 12 Assembly seats. The Maoist attack came two days before the start of the Lok Sabha polls.
Greater Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar police, on Tuesday, arrested two more persons who were accused of thrashing a 25-years-old woman, working at a unisex salon in Greater Noida. The woman was allegedly thrashed by a group of men, including the owner of salon, after she demanded her salary.According to police, the arrested persons were identified as Sohail, a native of sector 12 area of Noida and Shera, a native of Hapur. Police have already arrested the owner of Salon, Wasim, on Monday. Arvind Kumar Pathak, Station House Officer, of Knowledge Park police station told Millennium Post that Sohail is the real brother of salon owner Wasim while Shera works at the salon. “Following the incident, police had registered an FIR against unknown persons on the basis of complaint received from the victim. Police identified the accused in the case through the video of incident which was shot by one of the onlookers. The two accused who were nabbed by police on Tuesday were arrested from Ishaan college cut in Greater Noida,” said Pathak. The officer further said that one more accused had also been seen thrashing the woman and police are making efforts to nab him as well. “Police have arrested three persons in the case while the fourth accused is absconding and we are making efforts to trace him as well. Meanwhile, the group of men who were seen thrashing the woman in the video include the owner of salon, Wasim, who thrashed the girl using stick and dragged her with hairs,” added Pathak. The incident occurred on Saturday morning in Kaushalya residency area of Knowledge park. The victim, a resident of Phase-II area of Noida, who had been working at Venus Unisex salon from past the two months was brutally thrashed in front of a crowd while a video of the whole incident was captured by an onlooker which went viral.
Marrakech – Here follows the full text of the Royal message addressed by King Mohammed VI to the 31th session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, held on March 12-13 in Marrakech The message was read on the Monarch’s behalf by interior minister, Mohammed Hassad.May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and KinYour Highnesses, Your Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen, I should like, first of all, to welcome you to the Kingdom of Morocco, your home away from home, which is honored to host the 31st session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers.The convening this important meeting in Marrakech reflects Morocco’s strong commitment to supporting Arab joint action, especially that which involves officials in charge of home affairs, considering the key role they play. To this end, mechanisms for consultation and coordination should be reinforced in order to enhance our officials’ ability to craft innovative strategies that can help keep pace with current shifts and changes, and meet the requirements of security and social stability.In this regard, we respectfully remember His Royal Highness Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, the Honorary President of this august Council – may he rest in peace – who played a pivotal role and had the great merit of ensuring the continuity of the Council’s meetings, right from the first session, which was held in Casablanca in 1982.Ladies and Gentlemen,The convening of this session of the Council, amid significant changes and far-reaching reforms under way in the Arab world, will no doubt provide a chance to get to the heart of the concept of security, which has profoundly changed. This will contribute to enhancing the security of our Arab countries, making them immune to the perils of extremism and terrorism and to all types of organized crime, including arms smuggling and trafficking in human beings and drugs.Your meeting today attests to your strong will to preserve the security and stability of our Arab world, and to uphold the values of cohesion, peace and cultural openness, which form the bedrock of our communities. It will also enhance your contribution to meeting the legitimate aspirations of Arab peoples for further progress and development.You are therefore called upon to adopt rational, forward-looking and far-sighted approaches that can effectively contribute to the development of creative plans based on coordination and cooperation. The aim is to be able to deal with anything that could compromise the security and stability of our countries, or the safety of our citizens.Needless to say, successful security policies and effective pre-emptive measures hinge on the involvement and contribution of the citizens, who fully realize their constructive role in ensuring security and serenity, in the same way as they play an active part in the development process and in creating the right conditions for investment and the achievement of progress.Seen from this perspective, the concept of real security is much broader than the narrow meaning it is usually given. Security primarily means putting the citizen at the heart of public policy, capitalizing on an effective social partnership in which the State and the citizens mutually supplement and reinforce one another – a partnership in which security imperatives, development requisites and respect for human rights go hand in hand.Your Highnesses,Your Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,Considering the crucial role played by the citizens not only as key partners in the achievement of security and stability and in the promotion of the development process, but also as active contributors to the creation of the right social environment imbued with democratic values and respect for human rights, I was keen to lay the foundations for a new concept of authority. It is built around preserving and expanding liberties, safeguarding peoples’ dignity and rights in a state based on the rule of law, and promoting a democratic system close to the citizens as well as a participatory approach in the management of public affairs.In the same vein, I launched the National Initiative for Human Development in 2005, which makes the citizen the central element of the development process as well as its main goal. Indeed, I firmly believe that political and civil rights cannot have tangible meaning in the citizen’s everyday life unless they are supported by economic, social, cultural and environmental rights.I have seen to it, at the same time, that a new territorial system based on decentralization is established. This has led to the launching of the advanced regionalization project, which aims to consolidate territorial good governance and pave the way for a democratic management system of local affairs. The ultimate goal is to achieve integrated social and economic development.To make sure we capitalize on the positive results achieved and the far-reaching reforms undertaken in the fields of human rights and development, I have seen to it that the Kingdom’s Constitution includes a comprehensive charter of social, economic, cultural and environment rights.Building on the same approach, I have made sure our efforts also address the issue of migrants, particularly those from Sub-Saharan countries. Thus, a comprehensive, multidimensional migration and asylum policy has been adopted. It is rooted not only in Morocco’s time-honored tradition as a welcoming, hospitable land, but also in our record as a nation that lives up to its international commitments, respects migrants’ rights and takes into account their humanitarian situation.All of the above projects and reforms are based on honoring man and on making the citizen the cornerstone as well as the ultimate goal of public policies. As such, they set the stage for a holistic approach in which democracy, development, security and stability are closely intertwined.Aware of the importance of this integrated approach, and in order to promote a comprehensive perception of security based on respect for human rights, the preservation of social peace and the creation of an environment conducive to development, Morocco has introduced this approach in the training curricula of security colleges and institutions.This can be seen through the implementation of the security governance strategy, which makes it possible for security college graduates to be more open to the citizens and to have a greater ability to listen to and respond to people’s needs, not to mention the capacity to participate actively and pragmatically in finding solutions to the citizens’ real problems. They also contribute to creating the right environment for the promotion of investment and development, and to encouraging private and community-based initiatives aimed at fostering solidarity and social peace.Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a summary of the Moroccan experience, which I wanted to share with you at this important meeting.Your Highnesses,Your Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,Today, the adoption of an Arab security charter will only be possible through a unified, common Arab perception of the concept of security, with its constantly evolving economic, social and human rights dimensions.I am sure this meeting which brings together a fine group of Arab officials and international experts will adopt a set of practical recommendations that will pave the way for effective solutions which fulfill our Arab peoples’ aspirations for further security, peace, stability, progress and prosperity, in an environment where freedom and dignity prevail.I should like to take this opportunity to commend the outstanding action carried out by your Council to serve this goal through various strategies and specific plans as well as through a number of workshops. These efforts contribute to raising Arab awareness. They also strengthen the commitment to constructive security action and to the pivotal role it plays in bringing about the environment where values and rights are preserved and the development dynamic promoted.I see the Marrakech meeting as a fresh start for the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, particularly in light of the sweeping changes in the region and the overall situation in the Arab world. You have tremendous responsibilities in the areas within your remit. You are therefore called upon to agree on your one and the same approach and enhance coordination and constructive consultation because they are conducive to promoting development and ensuring security and stability.Once again, welcome to your second home. May Almighty God grant you success for the benefit of Arab peoples.“And say: work (righteousness): Soon will Allah observe your work, and His Messenger, and the Believers”True is the word of God.Wassalamu alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh.
Toledo24244328%<1%<1% UCLA2321225%1%<1% Wisconsin—18245%<1%<1% USC—20530%4%1% Iowa9122925%7%<1% Utah12152118%6%<1% Stanford1161346%19%3% Michigan1722187%6%<1% Oklahoma1516315%14%5% Clemson17756%51%12% Alabama42614%41%11% Mississippi18171020%8%2% Florida1091241%18%4% TCU84237%31%11% Read more: Our preview of this week’s college football games Oregon—2532<1%<1%<1% Penn State—2741<1%<1%<1% Oklahoma St.14111415%6%1% The first College Football Playoff rankings are out, and the selection committee ranked Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama as the top four teams, in that order, worthy of the playoff were it held today. But we at FiveThirtyEight want to look into the future. Our model (outlined in the table below) simulates the rest of the season to project which teams the committee will let into the playoff when it releases its final selections on Dec. 6. It expects that Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama and TCU, in that order, are most likely to make the cut. If you want to read more about how the model works, here’s Nate Silver’s explanation of its methodology. If you just want to get to the rankings, here they are: Memphis13143621%6%<1% Florida State16131513%5%<1% Notre Dame589—25%5% Michigan State731915%22%3% Houston25233330%2%<1% LSU25822%30%8% North Carolina—262323%<1%<1% Baylor610132%31%13% TeamCFPEloFPIConf. TitlePlayoffNat. Title Northwestern214257<1%<1%<1% RankingProbability of … Texas A&M193016<1%<1%<1% Temple22324541%<1%<1% Ohio State31447%61%16% Mississippi St.201917<1%3%<1% Arkansas—3926<1%<1%<1%
Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) takes the ball down the court in the second half of the game against Rutgers on Feb. 20. Ohio State won 79-52. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team has surprised everyone in the 2017-18 season. Before the year began, finishing 13th in the Big Ten seemed to closer to the expectation than anything.Entering the Big Ten tournament, the Buckeyes are 13th — in the nation. They begin the conference tournament Thursday as the No. 2 seed.They would have gone in as the top seed had it not been for Penn State, the No. 7 seed in the tournament. The Nittany Lions delivered the Buckeyes both two of Ohio State’s three Big Ten losses during the regular season. “I don’t have to review our struggles with Penn State,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said Wednesday. Should Ohio State find a way past Penn State, it will be facing off against No. 8 Purdue, the third seed in the tournament. Beyond that, in the championship round of the tournament, it could face No. 2 Michigan State, the regular-season conference champion and top seed in the tournament.There is not necessarily a ton of pressure on the Buckeyes to win the tournament. Sitting at 24-7 overall and 15-3 in conference play, they have essentially locked up an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament and don’t need the automatic bid that comes with winning the Big Ten tournament. Penn State, however, is not necessarily in the same position. Though it appears likely the Nittany Lions will land an at-large bid, the 20-13 regular-season record and 9-9 conference record in a down year for the Big Ten could use additional wins to punch their ticket into March Madness.Though Holtmann believes Penn State is a tournament team already, he said he knows teams that viewed as bubble teams could have added motivation to excel in the conference tourney given the necessity to come away with the win to keep national championship hopes alive.Last season, he led his No. 2-seeded Butler team against No. 7-seeded Xavier and remembered the added motivation from the Musketeers.“[Xavier] needed another quality win to get in [the NCAA Tournament] most people thought,” Holtmann said. “So there was certainly a level of urgency I think on both of our ends, but you could see it with them for sure because I think they were right on that bubble.”Adding to the challenge of playing Penn State is that the Nittany Lions are fresh off a win Thursday against Northwestern, while the Buckeyes have not played in a game since Feb. 23. The Buckeyes have had more time to rest, but they have not known who to prepare for and Holtmann said the team balanced its practice for both teams.Holtmann said that while his team might be more well-rested, Penn State will come in more game-ready. “I do think there’s a little bit of an advantage when you can play, have a win under your belt there,” Holtmann said. “So we’ll need to be ready from the jump because that team will have won a game and got a little bit of momentum the night before, so I think you’ve got to be ready for that.”If the Buckeyes are able to beat the Nittany Lions for the first time all season, the path remains challenging. Presumably, they will face Purdue and then Michigan State. The Buckeyes beat both teams in the only two matchups between the teams believed to be the conference’s best, but the Buckeyes would enter neither as the favorite to win. Purdue had just started the roughest part of its season when it lost to the Buckeyes, losing three straight to Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin. The Boilermakers finished the season with three straight wins and only need to beat Rutgers, the lowest seed in the tournament, to advance to the semi-finals in a matchup against the winner of Ohio State vs. Purdue. Michigan State stumbled against Ohio State but rebounded by winning its final 14 games of the season. The Spartans would need to beat ninth-seeded Wisconsin and the winner of the matchup between No. 5 Michigan and No. 4 Nebraska. The team understandably has said it will not look any further than its first game. Especially now that the opponent is Penn State, the Buckeyes need to be completely ready to face a team that dominated them in the last outing. At the beginning of the year, Ohio State would have been expected to enter the Big Ten tournament, at the very best, in that position. A bubble team that needed some wins to get into the NCAA Tournament. It will not be in that position, and it will not even be an underdog for at least its first matchup against Penn State.Holtmann said he needs his team to enter the tournament with a balance of both an underdog and confident mentality, knowing that it could face a mixture of teams that Ohio State might be favored against and others where the opponents will be favored.“I talked to people all the time that question if this group is going to be a quick out in both tournaments because of our lack of this or our lack of that,” Holtmann said. “Hopefully our guys will play with the necessary chip that’s required and if not, it’s going to show in our play.”