The Indian government has decided to waive emergency certificate fee for Indian amnesty-seekers till October 31. In a press release issued on Friday, the government of India announced that the Dh60 fee for issuance of emergency certificate (outpass) and Dh9 service fee will not be charged during the three-month amnesty announced by the UAE Government.Read it at Gulf News Related Items
Odisha farmers’ incomes grew more than seven times over a span of 13 years, the Naveen Patnaik government has claimed.The government, in its recently released draft Agriculture Policy 2019, says an average Odisha farmer earned around ₹7,731 per month, or around ₹92,772 per year.Draft policy“In 2002-03, his average monthly income was ₹1,062, which means that in the 13 years between 2002-03 and 2015-16, Odisha farmers’ incomes grew more than seven times or at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 16.5% in nominal terms and 8.4% in real terms,” it states.The draft policy states that comparing the CAGR with other Indian States, Odisha’s growth rate emerges as the highest in the country during that period.“During the same period, average Indian farmer’s income grew from ₹2,115 to ₹8,931 which is at a CAGR of 11.7% in nominal and 3.7% in real terms. Odisha is fast catching up with other Indian States. Odisha’s farmer incomes grew much faster than even the rate at which its own agricultural GDP grew,” it says.According to the draft policy, between 2002-03 and 2015-16, Odisha’s agricultural GDP grew at a CAGR of 3.7% and its farmer incomes grew at more than double that rate at 8.4%.Odisha is largely a rural-agrarian economy. Close to 83% of its people live in rural areas and about 61.8% of its 17.5 million work-force is employed in agriculture. In the 16 years since the beginning of this century (2000-01 to 2016-17), Odisha’s agricultural GDP nearly doubled in real terms, clocking an average annual growth rate of about 4.5%, higher than the India average of 3.1%. The State accounts for 3% of India’s agricultural GDP.
Chasing a daunting 186, Yusuf Pathan (60) and Andre Russell (39) powered Kolkata to a superb 5-wicket win over Bangalore to move up to thesecond spot on the IPL table. (Scorecard)Highlights:Kolkata Knight Riders innings23.39 IST: That’s it! Yusuf Pathan (60), Andre Russell (39) muscle KKR to 5-wicket win over RCB 23.31 IST: SIX! Pathan reaches his fifty with a mighty hit off Shamsi. KKR 175/5 in 18.1 overs23.27 IST: OUT! RCB gets the breakthrough! Chahal floats it up on a length outside off, Russell looks to launch it overcover but skews it to sweeper cover where Binny takes the catch withease. The big West Indian goes but not before doing serious damage tothe Bangalore attack. A strike too late for the hosts perhaps. KKR 165/5 in 17.3 overs23.24 IST: Big, Big over for KKR! That’s what they were looking for! 4,4,4,6,2,4 – Pathan on fire! Watson had a nightmare. KKR 163/4 in 17 overs 23.18 IST: 16 overs are down and KKR are 139/4, need 47 runs in 24 balls. Russell and Pathan have kept the visitors’ hopes alive.23.10 IST: Plenty of muscle power on display from Russell. Collects 18 runs from Shamsi’s over, including 2 Sixes and a four! KKR 123/4 15 overs 23.02 IST: Good comeback from Aaron after that first-ball six from Pathan. KKR 93/4 in 13 overs23.00 IST: SIX! Sheer power from Pathan! Short of a length on off, Pathan goes back to that one and pulls it away over the cow corner region for a bigmaximum. He packs a real solid punch when he connects. In fact boththese batsmen do and Kolkata need a big stand from this duo. KKR 90/4 in 12.1 oversadvertisement22.48 IST: OUT! Shane Watson ends Manish Pandey’s stay at 8! Shortish around off, Pandey makes room to pull but mistimes it towardswide long on where Baby takes an easy catch. They check for the no ballbut Watson seems to be marginally fine. So, another huge blow forKolkata as Pandey departs. Once again Watson comes in to take a bigwicket. KKR 69/4 in 10.1 overs22.40 IST: OUT! ARAVIND STRIKES! Slower ball just around off, Gambhir misread itcompletely as he looks to heave across the line. Misses it to be rappedon the front pad. Appeal for lbw and it is given. Looked like the impact was outside the line. Ends a struggling knock by Gambhir. KKR 66/3 in 9 overs22.27 IST: Gautam Gambhir tries to propel the run-rate, collects 15 runs off Shamsi’s over. KKR 52/2 in 7 overs 22.16 IST: OUT! Chahal castles Lynn for 15! What a ball! Floats it up on middle and leg, sharp leg break and Lynnhas no clue to that one. The ball pitches and fizzes away to go past him to disturb the stumps. Another crucial wicket for Bangalore this as the big Australian departs. That is a delivery that would have made any leg spinner proud. KKR 34/2 in 4.4 overs 22.11 IST: Four overs are gone and KKR are 32/1. Well, RCB dropped an opportunity to get rid of Lynn as his catch was put down due to a miscommunication from the fielders. 22.02 IST: SIX!! Chris Lynn smashes the first six off KKR’s innings. He deposits a delivery from Binny into the crowd for a 93-meter six. 22.01 IST: Chris Lynn joins Gautam Gambhir at the crease after the fall of Uthappa’s wicket. KKR 11/1 after 2 overs. 21.56 IST: WICKET!! Stuart Binny strikes for RCB in the very first over as Uthappa drives a swinging delivery outside off-stump straight to Kohli at point. Robin departs for 1 21.52 IST: Robin Uthappa takes strike for the first ball for KKR. Stuart Binny will start off the proceedings for Bangalore. 21.37 IST: Fifties from KL Rahul (52) and Virat Kohli (52) lifts RCB to 185/7 in 20 overs What a finish to the Bangalore innings! 54 came off the final 3 overs as they got themselves to a very challenging score.21.30 IST: OUT! Russell gets rid of Sachin Baby for 16! Soft dismissal! Low full toss on leg stump, Baby walks across the stumps to play the scoop but goes off the cue end. The ball pops up back atRussell who takes the easiest of return catches. Fires the ball at thestriker’s stumps in anger and seems to have broken the bails in theprocess. RCB 167/5 in 19 overs 21.24 IST: Expensive over from Umesh Yadav – 23 off it! Sachin Baby making the most out of it with 2 Fours and 1 Six! RCB 154/4 in 18 overs21.14 IST: OUT! Morkel gets rid of Kohli for 52! Big blow for the home team! Good length outside off, Kohli steps out to launch it over cover butmistimes another big shot. Andre Russell in the deep and he doesn’t drop many. So, the dropped catch doesn’t cost Kolkata and this is a massive, massive wicket at this stage. Ends a good knock by Kohli although hewas unusually rusty tonight. RCB 129/4 in 16.4 overs advertisement21.12 IST: FIFTY for Virat Kohli off 42 balls! RCB 126/3 in 16.1 overs 21.10 IST: SIX! JUST OVER THE ROPES! Narine drifts it in from around off, Watson reachesout to that one and slog sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.Russell near the ropes but it just flew over him for the biggie.Much needed one for the hosts. The innings badly needs momentum. RCB 125/3 in 16 overs21.08 IST: Brilliant over from Morkel – just 3 off it! RCB 112/3 in 15 overs 21:00 IST: OUT! Chawla strikes again! AB de Villiers departs for 4! Fires in the slider just around off, skids through off the deck as ABlooks to play across the line. The ball kept a bit low perhaps as itcrashes into the pads. The South African was looking at sea against spin tonight and falls eventually to a spinner. Huge blow that forBangalore. RCB 109/3 in 13.4 overs20.56 IST: RCB have got a great start! Now AB de Villiers and Kohli will look to accelerate the run-rate. RCB 106/2 in 13 overs 20.53 IST: OUT! Rahul departs! Full and outside off, Rahul tries to carve it away overcover but miscues it high to the deep where Yusuf Pathan makes nomistake. Comfortable catch and that ends a superb innings from theopener. Provided impetus to the innings when Kohli was struggling. RCB 97/2 in 12 overs20.48 IST: FIFTY for KL Rahul off 29 balls! That’s his third half-century in this season. RCB 92/1 in 11 overs 20.45 IST: Superb hitting from KL Rahul! The batsmen collected 15 runs off Piyush Chawla, including a SIX and a four. RCB 79/1 in 10 overs 20.40 IST: Good over from Umesh Yadav! Gives away just 4 runs! The first strategic time break of the night has been enforced. RCB 64/1 in 9 overs 20.36 IST: Fifty-run stand comes up between Kohli and KL Rahul! RCB 60/1 in 8 overs20.31 IST: Fifty up for RCB in the 7th over! Rahul and Kohli have done well to steady the ship after Gayle’s early dismissal. RCB 51/1 in 7 overs 20.26 IST: Good over for RCB! KL Rahul thrashes Sunil Narine for 10 runs, including 2 fours! End of powerplay and RCB 40/1 in 6 overs 20.24 IST: Five overs are down and RCB are 30/1. So far KKR have done well to keep things tight. Now, their spinners can come into play. 20.18 IST: An interesting bit of stat from Mohandas Menon. Have a look. Chris Gayle since his 100* vs England in #WT204, 5, 4, 1, 0, 7#RCBvKKR Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 2, 201620.07 IST: OUT! Morne Morkel strikes as Chris Gayle departs for 7! IN THE AIR….AND GONE! Short ball around off, effort ball from Morkel and Gayle cannot resist the pull stroke. The bounce gets big on him and the top edge goes high up in the air on the leg side. Uthappa calls for the skier and takes it with ease. That’s a massive wicket for Kolkata up front. RCB 8/1 in 1.3 overs20.00 IST: Here we go! KL Rahul and Chris Gayle are out in the middle. Andre Russell opens for KKR. advertisement19.40 IST: Playing XIs:Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Morne MorkelRoyal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Lokesh Rahul, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Varun Aaron, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tabraiz Shamsi 19.30 IST: Toss! Kolkata Knight Riders opt to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Manish Pandey and Morne Morkel are back for KKR while Chris Gayle has returned for RCB.19.23 IST: Kohli and his boys training hard before the game. .@imVkohli and his boys are gearing up for their game against @KKRiders #RCBvKKR #VIVOIPLhttps://t.co/zC4HN9OZ5D IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 2016 19.20 IST: KKR openers Gambhir and Uthappa enjoy healthy averages against RCB. In all T20s at Chinnaswamy stadium, the skipper averages a very competitive 47.3 #KKRStats #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/skCXRe7wYB KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 2, 2016 In 11 innings against #RCB, @robbieuthappa has scored 435 runs at an average of 54.4. #KKRStats #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/5se5YeW6ou KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 2, 201619.15 IST: Just about fifteen minutes to go for the toss between RCB and KKR. Virat Kohli’s side are languishing at the bottom of the table in seventh spot while Gambhir Knight Riders are in fourth position at the moment. Preview:Toiling Royal Challengers Bangalore will be eagerly aiming for a win when they face Kolkata Knight Riders in a Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Monday. (Full IPL Coverage)RCB have only won two of their four matches to be at the seventh spot in the eight-team tournament’s points table.They have an imbalanced squad, heavily reliant on their batting. They will once again bank on skipper Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, K.L. Rahul and Shane Watson to put up a huge total and hope their weaker bowling line-up will be able to defend it.West Indian big-hitter Chris Gayle has rejoined the squad after a paternity leave to add more muscle to the already formidable batting line-up.RCB suffered a 15-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday and need to overhaul their performance soon to harbour any hopes of qualification for the last-four stage.They also need to sort out their bowling woes quickly as the inexperience in this department has been exposed badly by their opponents.KKR have fared far better so far, winning four of their seven matches to be third on the points table. They would move to the second spot with a win on Monday.But KKR also are coming into the contest on the back of a 27-run defeat by Delhi Daredevils in an away match, also on Saturday.Nothwithstanding the defeat, KKR approach the match with a better frame of mind as they have been one of the most balanced team of the tournament.KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir is leading from the front and is one of the top run-getters in the tournament so far, well supported by opening partner Robin Uthappa.The bowling line-up also has a settled look with West Indian off-spinner Sunil Narine spearheading the attack.Teams:Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Varun Aaron, Abu Nechi, S Arvind, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzuvendra Chahal, AB De Villiers, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Travis head, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfraz Khan, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Harshal Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Parveez Rasool, Kane Richardson, Sachin Baby, Mitchell Starc, Vikas Tokas, Shane Watson, David Wiese and Tabraiz Shamsi.Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Manan Sharma,Morne Morkel, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Andre Russell, Rajagopal Sathish, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav.
Kozhikode, Jun 12 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate, via video conferencing, the synthetic track at the Usha School of Athletics at Kinalur in the district on June 15.Addressing a press meet, former national athletic champion P T Usha said the 400m eight-lane synthetic track was laid under the supervision of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and Steel Authority of India (SAI).”The two-layer track with all allied facilities is the third in the state, the other two being at Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam,” she added.The school spread over an area of 30 acres of land, was constructed with a grant of Rs 8.5 crore from the National Sports Development Fund, has besides the synthetic track, a mud track, a 40-bed hostel and gymnasium.”The next step would be to install floodlights at the campus,” Usha, who made all out efforts to realise her dream project, said. PTI KV SS
Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith felt his side could have posted a much higher total against Delhi Capitals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) game which they lost by six wickets, here on Monday.Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant century (106 not out), followed by skipper Steve Smith’s 50, propelled Rajasthan Royals to a fighting 191/6 at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium. The hosts could have scored in excess of 200 but after Smith fell, Rajasthan lost the momentum and lost a flurry of wickets towards the end of their innings.”We thought we didn’t finish off well with the bat, they pulled things back with Rabada in the death overs. We couldn’t quite get hold of their bowlers,” said Smith after the game.DC captain Shreyas Iyer also praised his bowlers for restricting the hosts for a below par score on a “belter” of a track.”We knew Royals are going to go all-out. Wicket was a belter and the way they started we thought they will score 200. Rahane batted brilliantly. Our bowlers contained well to restrict Royals,” he said.Chasing 192, Delhi rode on the brilliant half centuries from Shikhar Dhawan (54) and Rishabh Pant (78*) as the won the match with four balls to spare.”They took our bowlers on in the powerplay and Shikhar played a magnificent knock. Pant is a young lad and he did a terrific job as well,” said Smith while praising Dhawan and Pant.”We changed a few tactics, I didn’t want Gopal to bowl in the powerplay but decided to give him a bowl as the dew was setting in. It’s always hard for bowlers with the dew around. The wicket stayed the same throughout the 40 overs. You can try and get wickets with your best bowlers or keep them for the death overs,” he added.advertisementThis was Rajasthan’s seventh defeat from the 10 games they have played so far. Smith and Co. are now effectively out of the contention to make it to the playoffs.Rajasthan Royals will next face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.Also Read | India made the wrong choice by leaving Rishabh Pant out of World Cup squad: Ricky PontingAlso Read | World Cup selection played on my mind: Rishabh Pant after destroying RR
An emphatic win over Bangladesh in the final warm-up game has boosted India’s confidence but the former champions are yet to finalise plans for their World Cup campaign opener against South Africa, seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said.After losing to New Zealand in the first warm-up, India thrashed Bangladesh by 95 runs in the second and final warm-up game ahead of the World Cup, beginning Thursday.”It was tough conditions for both batsmen and bowling, but we did well in both departments, so it will give a big boost to the team going into the world cup,” Bhuvneshwar said.”You always want to start with a win in the World Cup but right now I cannot say what we will be thinking or planning. We have almost a week. When we will practice and have meetings then we will decide what we need to do against them (South Africa) and their individual players.”Bhuvneshwar believes handling pressure will be the key during the World Cup and said his experience of playing in English conditions will hold him in good stead.”World cup is a big platform. Yes, the pressure will be there but I am excited and confident as I have toured here earlier. I know the England conditions,” he said.”In these two warm-ups (against New Zealand and Bangladesh) I acclimatised myself to know what to do in the tournament and what conditions will be.”Talking about the role of pacers in the World Cup, Bhuvneshwar said: “We all know England conditions help fast bowlers. Our (Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar) role will be crucial.advertisement”We three know as an individual what strength we have and what more we need to do which will help the team.”We three share our experience which helps. If it will swing it will give advantage to all. But we will see how conditions turn out to be. If it does, it will be an additional boost for bowlers,” he said.The 29-year-old fast bowler also has a lot of expectations from his batting and said he is working at the nets to sharpen his skills.”When it comes to batting, I have a lot of expectations from myself. I have played in some crucial matches which have boosted my confidence,” he said.”I know my ability in batting. I am preparing in the nets so that if the team needs me I can step in.”Talking about the warm-up game, Bhuvneshwar said: “I think it was really good performance, we got whatever we wanted from this practice match, whether it is batting, bowling or fielding.”The first aim was to not allow the opposition to chase the target. As an individual, I knew how much help I will get from the wicket, what I need to do to keep it tight. So similarly everyone tried to do what they wanted as an individual during the match.”It is likely to be a high-scoring World Cup with teams amassing over 350 almost regularly.India posted 359 for 7 against Bangladesh Tuesday and Bhuvneshwar said a big total on board gives the bowlers the freedom to try out new things.”Chasing 350-360 is not an easy task but nowadays teams can chase them if they bat well, so it gives an extra confidence when you go to bowl when it is 300 or 330 plus. These are extra liberties to try something new as a bowler,” he said.”In these kind of flat batting wickets, you want to keep it tight and let the batsmen make mistakes, that’s the general plan and I always try to do that thing.Also Read | MS Dhoni’s warm-up ton a good omen for India’s chances at World Cup 2019 Also Watch:
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The regular season of the Pro14 ends this Saturday with a series of local derbies and there is a chance that, for the first time, Wales will not be represented in next season’s European Champions Cup, 12 months after the Scarlets reached the semi-final. All four lack depth in their squads, making them vulnerable to injuries, and they do not spend as much on coaching teams as their rivals in Europe. The Welsh Rugby Union has tried to launch Project Reset, a comprehensive plan that addresses issues such as player wages, the number of regions and where they would best be located. But any change needs consensus and it suffered a setback during the Six Nations when a proposed merger between the Ospreys and the Scarlets was leaked, ending it abruptly at the conception stage.The result is that in the final week of the regular season a number of contracts still have to be sorted out, including that of the Wales captain, Alun Wyn Jones, who plays for the first time since Wales’s win over Ireland after recovering from knee ligament damage. The Ospreys have drawn up a new deal for the second row but need the financial support of the Welsh Rugby Union to honour it. This month, the Cardiff Blues fly-half Gareth Anscombe announced he was joining the Ospreys next season: the Wales international, playing at full-backon Saturday, could have the kick which decides which of the two goes into the play-off.“It is a bit unreal that we are playing the Ospreys for the play-off spot,” said the Blues head coach, John Mulvihill. “Gareth is a true professional and will be doing everything for us. Recruitment and retention should be made between December and February, not now, which is unacceptable. We need to make sure it does not happen again. The Pro14 is a league that is going from strength to strength and will get even better. We have played some really good rugby this season, but you have to be on it all the time.” Wales rugby union team Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news Since you’re here… Cardiff Blues Rugby union Newport Gwent Dragons Topics The Dragons are in a familiar position despite recruiting with intent a year ago when they brought in experienced internationals Ross Moriarty and Richard Hibbard. It has been a two-tone season for their hooker Elliot Dee, unbeaten in nine matches with Wales but whose four victories in a Dragons shirt include the Southern Kings, Zebre and Timisoara Saracens among the victims.“It has been a good season for me with Wales,” said Dee. “It was amazing to be part of the grand slam, but it has been tough for the regions with all the stuff that has been going on in the background. At the end of the day, you have a job to do and we intend giving a good account of ourselves against the Scarlets.”Judgment Day is intended as a celebration before a near capacity crowd, but it has come to highlight the parallel roads Welsh rugby runs on, only one of which has signposts. Ospreys Share on Pinterest Alun Wyn Jones close to Ospreys new deal and ‘50-50’ for Cardiff Blues game Support The Guardian Read more Share on Messenger Pro14 Share via Email Share on Facebook The country’s four regions will be at the Principality Stadium for Judgment Day VII, six weeks after Wales secured the grand slam there by defeating Ireland. The winner of the match between Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys will qualify for the play-off to determine the Pro14’s final place in next season’s Champions Cup; the Scarlets, who face the Dragons, could provide the opposition, but the side coached by Wayne Pivac, who will take charge of Wales after the World Cup, are reliant on others.The Ospreys, for whom George North returns after breaking his hand against Ireland, could finish third in their conference and qualify automatically for Europe. That would require the two teams immediately above them losing, Edinburgh at Glasgow and Treviso at Zebre. If one of the results went the region’s way, the play-off would beckon; if neither did, it would mean experiencing the Challenge Cup for the first time.“It has been a hugely frustrating season, and that is an understatement” said Jonathan Davies, the Scarlets’ Wales and Lions centre. “There was expectation and we put pressure on ourselves from within. Injuries were a reason we faltered, but with the talent we have we should be in a better position.“There is a lot at stake for us against the Dragons because the Champions Cup is part of the Scarlets’ history. The days you remember as a kid growing up are big European matches and it is vital that we are in the tournament next season. We need to beat the Dragons and hope that everything else takes care of itself; I have my Glasgow and Zebre shirts ready.”Ospreys are the only Welsh region to have won more league matches than they have lost this season. The Blues and the Scarlets have a 50% record and the Dragons are propping up their conference having recorded four victories in 20 matches. It is 16 years since Wales abandoned the club system at professional level, a move driven by economics as teams were unable to get anywhere against the playing budgets of clubs in England and France and losing players, but the financial divide remains even with four sides. 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Sunday night, the 2015 NCAA Tournament field was revealed, and unsurprisingly, Kentucky was named the overall No. 1 seed. The Wildcats are also the odds-on favorite to win this year’s national title, per Bovada. In fact, Kentucky is almost at even money to take home the trophy – they’re currently listed at 6:5 to win it all.Arizona, the 2-seed in the West Region, actually has the second-highest odds. Wisconsin checks in third, with Duke fourth. Villanova and Virginia come in at 10:1.Here’s a list of all 68 tournament teams, along with their odds to win the championship. You could make a lot of money betting on a 16-seed to win it all, but we wouldn’t advise it. No 16-seed has ever even won an NCAA Tournament game, much less a title.Who are you betting on?
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The Senate, on Friday (June 1), approved two reports from Parliament’s Regulations Committee pertaining to the National Housing Trust (Housing Benefit) (Special Selections) (Estuary Housing Development) Order, 2017, and National Housing Trust (Housing Benefits) (Special Selection) (Berkshire Court of Eltham) Order, 2018. Story Highlights The National Housing Trust (Housing Benefits) (Special Selections) (Estuary Housing Development) Order 2017, was tabled last October, and the National Housing Trust (Housing Benefits) (Special Selections) (Berkshire Courts of Eltham) Order 2018, in May. The Senate, on Friday (June 1), approved two reports from Parliament’s Regulations Committee pertaining to the National Housing Trust (Housing Benefit) (Special Selections) (Estuary Housing Development) Order, 2017, and National Housing Trust (Housing Benefits) (Special Selection) (Berkshire Court of Eltham) Order, 2018.The reports, which were tabled during the Senate’s sitting at Gordon House, resulted from the Committee’s deliberations on the Orders, which were previously tabled in the Upper House.The National Housing Trust (Housing Benefits) (Special Selections) (Estuary Housing Development) Order 2017, was tabled last October, and the National Housing Trust (Housing Benefits) (Special Selections) (Berkshire Courts of Eltham) Order 2018, in May.Government Senator, Matthew Samuda, who moved the Motion for the documents’ tabling, noted that the attendant projects would be beneficial to numerous Jamaicans, especially public servants in need of proper housing facilities.“As the Senate is aware, the NHT may (allocate) a number of units in housing developments for specific groups, such as the police, soldiers, and public servants and, in some cases, those who are disabled. Orders are done specifying these (allocations). The Committee found the regulations to be in order and reported (same) to the Senate,” Mr. Samuda said.When the Orders come into effect, the NHT shall establish and operate a special programme to provide housing solutions in both the Estuary in St. James and Berkshire Court of Eltham in St. Catherine to qualified persons.The NHT plans to provide 15,000 housing solutions by 2020 to qualified persons islandwide, including those in the Estuary and Berkshire Court.To date, the NHT shortlisted approximately 1,425 applications for one-bedroom detached housing units in the Estuary, of which 300 were made available in 2017, while 44 beneficiaries received keys to new homes at Berkshire Court in 2017. To date, the NHT shortlisted approximately 1,425 applications for one-bedroom detached housing units in the Estuary, of which 300 were made available in 2017, while 44 beneficiaries received keys to new homes at Berkshire Court in 2017.
HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 111 There will be single lane closures on selected MicMac Parcloramps on Highway 111 in Dartmouth from Thursday, May 27 toSunday, June 6. Road crews will be carrying out repaving work between 7 a.m. and8 p.m. weekdays and between 7 a.m. and noon Sundays. One lane will be open on ramps at all times and traffic controlwill consist of lane drops. Local area office: 902-499-3785 Fax: 902-835-1860 TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Traffic advisory, Halifax RegionalMunicipality -30-
TORONTO – Surging gold and oil prices helped give Canada’s main stock index a triple-digit boost on Wednesday, as the loonie strengthened against a weakening greenback.The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 111.80 points to 15,328.27, led by strong gains in the gold, base metals, materials and energy sectors.The March crude contract climbed US$1.41 to US$60.60 per barrel and the April gold contract soared US$27.60 to US$1,358.00 an ounce.South of the border, American stocks capped off their fourth day of gains amid a U.S. government report Wednesday that consumer prices rose by 0.3 per cent in January at a rate faster than economists expected.But there were few signs of the worries about inflation that sent stocks falling on Feb. 2 after reports of greater U.S. wage growth caused investors to worry about faster inflation — and the likelihood that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates more rapidly, making it more expensive for businesses and individuals to borrow money.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 253.04 points to 24,893.49. The S&P 500 index added 35.69 points to 2,698.63 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 130.11 points to 7,143.62.Wednesday’s consumer price numbers were tempered by retail sales figures also released Wednesday showing that Americans cut back on purchases of cars, furniture and a variety of other products in January and the U.S. Commerce Department also lowered its estimate for shopping in December. The surprise slowdown comes after a three-month stretch of sizzling consumer activity, from September through November, which had fuelled the most robust holiday sales in a decade.“I think the fears of the economy overheating have been a little bit balanced out with the combination of these two numbers,” said Katie Nixon, chief investment officer for Northern Trust Wealth Management.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 79.61 cents US, up 0.24 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the March natural gas contract was down a cent at US$2.59 per mmBTU and the March copper contract was up seven cents to US$3.24 a pound.– With files from The Associated Press.
Srinagar: A request would be sent to the US to seek details from a service provider of “virtual SIMs”, which were used by the JeM suicide bomber behind the Pulwama attack and his Pakistan and Kashmir-based handlers, officials said.Piecing together probe from the site of the terror strike, searches carried out by the Jammu and Kashmir police and central security agencies at an encounter site in Tral as well as other locations, it was found that the bomber, Adil Dar, was in constant touch with the JeM across the border, they said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The main mastermind of the audacious attack, Mudassir Khan, was killed in the encounter in Tral. Forty CRPF personnel were killed on February 14 when Dar rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a paramilitary force bus at Pulwama in South Kashmir. India retaliated after the strike by bombing the Jaish terror group’s hideout in Balakot in Pakistan. It was a fairly new modus operandi where terrorists across the border were using a “virtual SIM”, generated by a service provider in the United States. In this technology, the computer generates a telephone number and the user downloads an application of the service provider on their smartphone. The number is linked to social networking sites like WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram or Twitter. The verification code generated by these networking sites is received on the smartphone and the user is ready. In case of Pulwama, Dar was in constant touch with the Jaish handler as well as Mudassir Khan using the same technology, the officials said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThey said the numbers used were pre-fixed with “+1”, the Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN) number used for the United States. The request to the US will include details of phone numbers that got in touch with the “Virtual SIM” and who had activated it, they said, adding that Internet Protocol addresses would also be sought. While the security agencies would attempt to find who had paid for the virtual SIM, they were also aware that the terror groups used forged identities, as was done during the the Mumbai 26/11 terror strikes. During investigation of the 26/11 attacks it was found that an amount of USD 229 was wired to Callphonex, via Western Union Money Transfer receipt number 8364307716-0, for activating the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) used during the strikes.
Rabat – According to the 2015 annual report on the world’s most valuable nation brands, conducted by Brand Finance, a leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy, Morocco ranks 69th among the most valuable nation brands.Morocco dropped by 4 points, or 8%, compared to last year when it was ranked 64th.Morocco’s nation brand value in dollars was $44 billion having experienced a decrease of 4% compared to last year when Morocco had reached $48 billion. Brand Finance’s ranking takes into account criteria including foreign and domestic investment, tourism, goods and services, human capital, entrepreneurship, commercial competitiveness, and nation brand.The report states that nation brand could generate millions for countries, spurring them to strengthen their nation brands.The US remains the world’s most valuable nation brand. Its nation brand value reached $19,703 billion, having increased 2% over last year, according to the report.The US’s high ranking is attributed to its leading higher education system and to “soft power” arising from its dominance in the music and entertainment industries.Germany ranked third in the report. The recent revelations that millions of diesel vehicles may have been fitted with software designed to deceive emissions testers, dealt a blow to Germany’s nation brand this year.German’s nation brand dropped from 4,357 in 2014 to 4,166 in 2015, according to the report.Saudi Arabia ranked first at the Arab level and 22 internationally with a nation brand value of $506 billion, followed by United Arab Emirates and Qatar.Algeria ranked 56th with a nation brand value reaching 74 billion dollars, with an increase of 12% compared to last year.Edited by Elisabeth Myers © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices edged up 0.2% in April, driven higher by a big jump in energy costs.The Labor Department says the increase in its producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, followed an even bigger 0.6% March increase.Wholesale prices are up 2.2% over the past year while prices, excluding volatile food and energy, have risen 2.4%. Inflation pressures remain under control, a fact that has allowed the Federal Reserve to move to the sidelines in terms of pushing interest rates higher. After four rate hikes in 2018, Fed officials have indicated they expect no further rate hikes this year.For April, energy prices jumped 1.8% following an even bigger 5.6% per cent March gain. Gasoline prices were up 5.9%.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press
Alberta job loss numbers worst in six years by Mike Tarasko Posted Oct 30, 2015 7:37 am MDT (Stock photo: Thinkstock) It’s been the worst year for job losses in the province since 2009.According to Statistics Canada, 63,500 jobs were sliced from January through August of 2015.Back in the global recession of 2009, 72,500 jobs were lost in the same time period.It’s not just job cuts affecting Albertans: pay is also on the decline.Average salaries have dropped 2.6 per cent in the past year to $1,129 a week — that’s the steepest decline among all the provinces and territories. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Jiwa fait son retour sur la ToileFermé depuis juillet 2010, le site musical Jiwa doit renaître de ses cendres aujourd’hui. Sous une forme quelque peu différente toutefois…Jiwa est de retour. Les internautes vont pouvoir de nouveau se connecter au site de streaming musical. Un message indiquait d’ailleurs sur la page d’accueil de jiwa.fr: “On (re)libère la musique le 21 janvier 2011”. Fermé en juillet 2010 à cause de difficultés financières importantes, le site avait été racheté par la société Digiteka, spécialiste de la vente de contenus sur Internet. À lire aussiLa mort de MegaUpload n’a pas tué le streamingLes usagers de Jiwa ne seront pas bouleversés dans leurs habitudes lors de cette réouverture. En effet, au niveau visuel, il sera la copie de l’ancienne version. Au niveau du contenu, en revanche, les choses ont changé. “Dans un premier temps, nous allons limiter l’écoute aux radios et aux smartradios (programmation automatique en fonctions des goûts de l’utilisateur, ndlr), pour lesquelles nous avons signé des accords de diffusion avec les sociétés de gestion des droits”, a expliqué Charles Ganem, cofondateur de Digiteka, cité par 01net. Quant à l’écoute gratuite de musique à la demande, comme sur l’ancienne version, elle n’est pas à l’ordre du jour. “Ce modèle du tout gratuit, les majors n’en veulent pas”, précise le dirigeant qui compte bien faire payer les utilisateurs: “Il y aura du gratuit, mais pas sur le modèle d’un Deezer ou d’un Spotify. Ce sera quelque chose d’intermédiaire entre les radios interactives et l’écoute à la demande. Nous proposerons aussi une offre premium payante, avec écoute sur les mobiles, mais là encore, nous comptons nous distinguer des offres existantes”.Reste à convaincre les maisons de disques de suivre le projet. Deux majors ont déjà signé un accord avec Digiteka pour le lancement du nouveau Jiwa. Le 21 janvier 2011 à 12:34 • Emmanuel Perrin
Stay on target If there’s one anime IP that deserves a video game (that hasn’t gotten one already) you’d be hard-pressed to find a better one than One Punch Man. Hope as we might though, no plans for a video game adaptation has surfaced. But, what if it did?Imagine Bandai Namco’s spin on a One Punch Man game. The studio’s Musou games seem like a perfect fit for the style One Punch Man deserves. After all, how different is Liu Bei mowing down hundreds of enemies in Dynasty Warriors from what we see Saitama do on-screen?E3 is just around the corner, and that would be the perfect time to watch out for surprise video game announcements. With the fervor of news coming out of the industry during the next few weeks, it might be easy to miss, but studios from around the world make significant announcements that detail their plans for the coming year.Why isn’t there a One Punch Man game yet. Bandai Namco is sleeping.— YonkouProductions (@YonkouProd) August 2, 2017With the second season of One Punch Man in production, and rumored to be coming out sometime late this year, the time for a One Punch Man game has never been better. The series is well-established in the US thanks to its run on Adult Swim and the franchise has fans the world over ready for any new morsel.The story does not need even to follow the series exactly or even put you in control of Saitama 100% of the time. There are tons of heroes in the world of One Punch Man, so you could take control of Genos, Mumen Rider, Sonic, or any number of people who appeared on the show. Bandai Namco’s Attack on Titan 2 game even let you play as Titans, so maybe a One Punch Man could also put you in the shoes of the villains.For now, no One Punch Man video game has been announced. However, with how well the series would adapt itself, I’d be surprised if we went too much longer before we hear about one in production.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches11 Manga Series That Should Never Be Live Action Movies
The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the soybean industry played an active and prominent role in the Ag Transportation Summit held Aug. 4-5 in Rosemont, Ill. The purpose of the summit is to unite leaders from agricultural producer organizations, agribusinesses and government to focus on the importance of rail, truck and waterways transportation to the competitiveness and profitability of U.S. agriculture. The focus was on the challenges of transportation capacity and the event featured panels and speakers from all the modes, including major rail companies, shippers, ports, truckers, government agencies and international organizations.ASA Director Lance Peterson (MN) and Tom Hance from the Washington staff represented ASA during the summit. Numerous soybean farmers, state association staff and stakeholders also attended.Hance moderated a panel on port infrastructure and the impact of the labor dispute and work slowdown experienced this past winter at the West Coast ports. Other panels focused on the state of the U.S. rail service network, trucking, impacts of the Panama Canal expansion and inland waterways infrastructure.The summit was jointly hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Grain & Feed Association (NGFA) and the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC).
OLYMPIA — A discarded Starbucks cup helped lead police to a rape suspect in Olympia, Wash.The paper cup fell out of the attacker’s car into a parking lot on Feb. 19 as the woman who said she was accosted fled.The cup had a sticker with coffee information that revealed it had been bought earlier that day at a Starbucks drive-through in DuPont. Police were able to match surveillance video, leading to the arrest Tuesday of 35-year-old Bryon E. Johnston.The Olympian reports a judge found probable cause Wednesday to hold Johnston in jail for investigation of kidnapping and rape in the February attack and a similar attack in November on another woman abducted from an Olympia bus stop.Johnston’s defense lawyer, Paul Strophy, declined comment Wednesday.