LOOK: Injured Gordon Hayward shoots free throws from chair

first_imgAfter suffering from a harrowing and traumatic ankle injury on NBA opening night, one wouldn’t blame Gordon Hayward if he decided to not set foot inside a basketball court for a while.But just four weeks after the incident, the extremely dedicated 27-year-old forward is back in the gym, working on his shooting form—albeit sitting from a chair in the dark.ADVERTISEMENT In an appearance in NBC Boston last week, Hayward revealed that the first thing he requested after his injury from head coach Brad Stevens was to be given a basketball.After bearing his heart out in an emotional interview, Hayward was also recorded working on his passing skills while again being seated on a chair.Meanwhile, Hayward has been ruled out for the rest of the 2017-2018 season.Despite his absence, the Celtics are currently the hottest team in the league right now, owning a 9-win streak en route to best record in the NBA. /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson WATCH: ’Emotional’ Hayward recalls how his family felt after horrific injurySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Lue unhappy with ’embarrassing’ Cavs It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge shared the inspiring image of his prized off-season recruit, who was “putting in work” from the free-throw line while wearing a walking boot.He’s putting in the work💪🏼@gordonhayward ☘️ pic.twitter.com/0d7YBvvRmZFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) November 6, 2017 View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Bickerstaff: Grizzlies will rebound from 60-loss season

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Wallace also noted the Grizzlies shouldn’t have similar struggles next season.Veteran guard Mike Conley should be healthy again after injuries to his left heel and Achilles tendon caused him to play just 12 games this year. Memphis’ poor performance this season also assures the Grizzlies an early pick in the NBA draft to join a nucleus that includes Conley and 33-year-old center Marc Gasol.“Starting next year, we want to get back in the playoffs again and be a relevant team that’s pushing to win the Western Conference and go on,” Wallace said. “We think we’re well equipped to get back in again. We get Mike Conley healthy. Marc Gasol still has many good years in front of him. We’ve got a number of young players that have come on to develop. We’re going to have a top-five pick. We’re going to be able to use a midlevel exception.“We’ve got a lot of tools to work with, and a lot of the heavy lifting has already been done.”Bickerstaff, 39, is happy to have an entire offseason to prepare for his assignment, a luxury he didn’t have in his previous head coaching stints.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES FILE – In this March 24, 2018, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies have decided to take the interim tag off and keep J.B. Bickerstaff around as their head coach.(AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff believes he can make the franchise competitive immediately with a quick recovery from a 60-loss season.That’s what his boss expects as well.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We’re going into it with an optimistic view and we’re planning on success,” Bickerstaff said Wednesday, one day after having the interim tag removed from his title . “We’re planning on a playoff run. There’s no doubt about it.”The Grizzlies announced Tuesday that Bickerstaff would remain their head coach after he worked the last 63 games of Memphis’ 2017-18 season on an interim basis. Bickerstaff began the 2017-18 season as an associate head coach on the staff of David Fizdale, who was fired in late November .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMemphis went 15-48 under Bickerstaff and finished the season 22-60 , posting the second-worst record in the NBA and ending a string of seven straight playoff appearances. General manager Chris Wallace said he was encouraged by Bickerstaff’s approach during a season derailed by injuries.“You learn a great deal about people in adversity, much more than watching them while they’re winning,” Wallace said. “J.B. was given a very difficult task this year when he took over as interim head coach and guided us through some very choppy waters. He kept the team together through very difficult times.” Celtics’ Brown 1 of many injuries impacting NBA playoffs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ He went 37-34 as the Houston Rockets’ interim coach in 2015-16 after Kevin McHale was fired. Then came the interim assignment with Memphis this season. Now he finally gets all the advantages that come with starting a season as a head coach.“You truly can’t imagine how free and open and clear my mind is now because you have an opportunity to prepare,” said Bickerstaff, the son of former longtime NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff. “You truly can’t imagine how free and open and clear my mind is now because you have an opportunity to prepare. In any situation that you’re going into, especially a high-pressure situation, the most important thing you want to do is have a moment to chart out your journey.”Bickerstaff said Conley and Gasol give the Grizzlies a pair of “All-Star-caliber bookends” that make Memphis’ roster different from the typical lottery team. Bickerstaff also praised the way forward JaMychal Green has established himself in the NBA and noted the way younger players such as Jarell Martin, Andrew Harrison and Dillon Brooks developed during a trying season.He expects Conley to come back with something to prove after an injury-riddled season.“People have kind of forgotten just how good Mike really is,” Bickerstaff said.Bickerstaff Bickerstaff hopes the ball-handling abilities of Harrison, MarShon Brooks, Wayne Selden and Chandler Parsons could enable Conley to play off the ball on occasion next season. Parsons has dealt with his own injury issues, as he’s played a total of 70 games in two seasons with Memphis.“We’d like to put (Conley) in more situations where he’s a secondary ball handler or a secondary playmaker, and the defense has shifted and all 10 eyes defensively aren’t just keyed in on him,” Bickerstaff said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

LeBron to make Lakers debut at Portland, returns to Cleveland in November

first_imgThe Lakers will host Houston on Oct. 20 at Staples Center. LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The league is starting the season earlier in its push to limit the number of back-to-back games with teams averaging just 13.3 back-to-backs, a drop of 31 percent from 2014-15 when the average was 19.3 per team.No team will play four games in five days for a second straight season and for the first time ever no team will play eight games in a 12-day span.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 🦁 pic.twitter.com/cRq0o35GuG— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) August 9, 2018NEW YORK — LeBron James will make his one and only visit to Cleveland on Nov. 21 when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Cavaliers in the four-time MVP’s home state.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’James, meanwhile, will make his Los Angeles Lakers debut at Portland on Oct. 18 and play before home fans for the first time two days later.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced The NBA released its complete regular season schedule Friday, two days after announcing the league’s national TV schedule.The regular season tips off Oct. 16 with Philadelphia visiting Boston and Oklahoma City at Golden State. The season concludes April 10.Defending champion Golden State will play Houston for the first time since their Western Conference final went seven games on Nov. 15, while Toronto visits San Antonio on Jan. 3 in the first game between the teams since their big deal swapping DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard.Utah and Orlando will play in Mexico City on Dec. 15, while the New York Knicks and Washington Wizards will play the NBA’s ninth regular-season game in London on Jan. 17.For the 20th straight year, the Lakers will play on Christmas Day, traveling to face the defending champion Golden State Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Greek teen Tsitsipas upsets defending champ Zverevlast_img read more

Norwegian Girl Guides Give US$10,000 to Liberian Girl Guides for Ebola Fight

first_imgThe Norwegian Girl Guides Association (NGGA) has donated to the Liberian Girl Guides Association (LGGA) US$10,000 to aid its Liberian counterpart in contributing essential items to their members and others affected by the Ebola epidemic.The money, according to LGGA Commissioner Toniah Wiles, is being used to buy relief items, which are being distributed to its members in Monrovia and around the country.Liberia’s oldest Guide is one of the beneficiaries of the NGGA donation.  Speaking to this newspaper, 96-year-old Lucretia Jeneba Thomas, who was honored by the nation during this year’s independence anniversary, said she was glad that the Guides thought about her “during this Ebola time.”Madam Thomas, who served the longest as Commissioner of the LGGA, still has very sharp eyes and was able to walk from her house to a small orchard in front of her home, without assistance.She jokingly told our reporter that she was now out of fashion in this present generation of Liberians and is just waiting on God’s time, which “I want to happen now,” she said laughing and walked past our reporter.She was presented with an Ebola bucket along with other assorted items, including a bag of rice.Other older Guides that the LGGA visited also received similar items, while the younger Guides’ packages included sanitary pads. Commissioner Wiles stated that LGGA intends to donate to at least 3000 of their younger Guides.The LGGA also distributed items in Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties, as well as Montserrado County including Monrovia. In Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Commissioner Wiles and other senior Guides donated items to the only Government-run referral hospital in that city. The items included bags of rice, toiletries, sanitary pads, sacs of water thanks to the generosity of the Norwegian Girl Guides Association.She informed Dr. Gorbee Logan, Bomi County Chief Health Officer that the supplies were to be shared with children who have become orphans due to the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).Dr. Logan, expressing appreciation said the items “came just in time. We are in dire need of all of them at the hospital and the ETU.” He promised that the orphans would receive their share of the donated items.Similar donations were distributed in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County to the St. Timothy Hospital. The LGGA’s next stop will be Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, according to Commissioner Wiles. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Importance of sharing accurate info on Guyana’s burgeoning oil and gas industry

first_imgDear Editor,In an article that appeared in the Kaieteur News on Sunday, June 10, which quoted Charles Ramson Jr, it was suggested in the report that the Gy$10 billion spent in Guyana with local companies is minuscule. The article was just shy of suggesting that we take to the streets to protest the supposed injustice.Some facts we should be aware of: Liza Phase-1 is expected to cost just over US$4.4 billionhttp://news.exxonmobil.com/press-release/exxonmobil-makes-final-investment-decision-proceed-liza-oil-development-guyanaGuyana’s oil and gas industry is still in the upstream phase of activities. Most of the oil and gas activities in Guyana are still centred around exploration, and we are now transitioning to the production stage. (still in upstream)Upstream activities usually require highly specialised knowledge, experience, skill-sets and equipment.To date, a large portion of the expenditure for Liza project would have gone to foreign companies that would be undertaking large sections of the project.One prominent example would be SMB Offshore, contracted to design the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, and Keppel Shipyard that will execute the conversion of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) tanker.This part of the project alone is expected to utilise close to 50% of the total project cost. Also, TecnipFMC, the company contracted to install the sub-sea equipment, would take another significant chunk out of the US$4.4 billion projected to be spent on the Liza Phase 1 development.It should be noted that TecnipFMC has recently hired 10 engineering students from the University of Guyana for the Technical Services Personnel Apprentice programme. The students are currently receiving technical training in the US and Brazil. Two of the students were back in Guyana during the GIPEX Conference.[https://www.facebook.com/exxonmobilguyana/posts/368056343648872]Daily rig rates were as high as US$600,000 a few years ago, but have been reduced somewhat in the past few years, and currently stand at around US$200,000 daily.The Stena Carron was recently joined by the Noble Bob Douglas drillship, increasing the number to two drill ships operating offshore Guyana.While this area of activity may not send dollars directly into the pockets of Guyanese, since they also fall into the category of upstream activities, many Guyanese are already benefiting. The Stena Carron employed several Guyanese previously, and the Bob Douglas was recently staffed with a crew of 30 Guyanese.Several Guyanese companies are also already engaged with provisions for the supply vessels.[https://ihsmarkit.com/products/oil-gas-drilling-rigs-offshore-day-rates.html]Our O&G industry is different in many ways from our neighbours in Trinidad and Tobago and some developments further afield. The Liza field is in (ultra) deep-water, whereas, in Trinidad, most of their discoveries were much closer to shore.The location of the field and the method of extraction mean we will need fewer rigs, and therefore fewer personnel, fewer supplies, etc.However, to give some context regarding the number of wells vs returns, the CEO of Hess recently said 8 wells at Liza will produce more oil than Delaware Basin’s 1,400; the 120,000 bbl/d of Liza will top the Delaware Basin’s 1,400 wells and peak oil production of 86,000 bbl/d.Mr. Ramson, with his newly acquired tertiary education in the field of oil and gas, should certainly be aware of these intricacies.As we move into the mid- and downstream activities, there should be a lot more engagement with local companies; and further, more Guyanese should be employed — not necessarily directly by Exxon, but by the companies that will be servicing these areas.It has been discussed ad nauseam that the population will benefit from the boost in cash flow in the local economy, as the demand for existing products and services increase, and the demand for new services and skills grow. This will be boosted further by significant capital expenditure by Government on infrastructural projects, etc.It is in the national interest that we provide accurate information to the population.Sincerely,Michael A Leonardlast_img read more

Samples of suspected asbestos sent to T&T for testing

first_imgLinden school shutdownFollowing the relocation of students of the Christianburg Wismar Secondary School in Linden owing to the suspected presence of asbestos at the school, samples of the suspected materials have since been tested.Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), Orrin Gordon, confirmed to this publication that tests have been conducted both locally and overseas.Gordon said samples of the materials were sent to Trinidad, and other tests have been conducted here locally by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and report on the results is expected shortly.He noted that following tests on the air inside the school, it was found to be free of asbestos fibres.“We, at the level of the RDC (Regional Democratic Council), did send the sample to be tested…The Ministry of Education did send a team on Sunday to test the air, to find out if the air in the classrooms that are purported to have asbestos…is clean. And it was found that the air indeed was clean, and so there was no evidence of any asbestos fibres floating around. And this was the EPA doing this in conjunction with the Central Ministry,” Gordon indicated.Parents of students attached to the school recently protested the decision by Education officials to have students relocated to the Wisburg Secondary in light of the suspected presence of asbestos. They had noted that they were against a decision for their children to attend school from 12:00h to 17:00h. The parents had made calls for the issue to receive urgent attention from the Education Ministry, as they called for an arrangement for buses to take the students to school.Under pressureGordon on Thursday noted that parents were under severe pressure, and he added that the Department of Education has been unable to provide transportation for all of the students.“My concern though is that what happened last week was that the parents were up in arms on the issue because they now have to send their children a further mile away from the normal place of schooling and that placed them under severe pressure financially and otherwise. Children were going home late in the evening, and so that meant then that other arrangements had to be put in place for their safety. That, to some extent, is untenable,” he noted.“The second issue was that the Department of Education does not have enough transportation or enough vehicles to transport the children from one area to the next, which was what was promised to them. And so that could not be sustained. That means that again the parents were under severe pressure,” he said.Gordon added that following results from the tests, a decision will be made as it relates to when the students will return to school.In August, shortly after the Region 10 Administration had said that asbestos had been discovered in the ceiling of the school prior to its reopening, the Education Ministry had refuted the claims. Regional Chairman Renis Morian had noted at the time that officials had received reports from parents while conducting checks on the school’s readiness for reopening, as the asbestos had been discovered in the ceiling of the school by contractors who were conducting repairs. The Regional Chairman had also related that officials were aware that in 2001 and 2002, a contract was handed out for the removal of asbestos from inside the school. However, he noted that it appeared as though some had been hidden, given the way asbestos had been placed.According to the Ministry, an investigation was done, and it indicated that asbestos was not present in any part of the building. “This was ascertained by testing a sample of the material suspected to be asbestos found in the ceiling. Consequently, a request was made for the contractor to resume work on the building in an effort to have the building ready for use in the time allotted,” the Ministry had said. Despite this, the students were later relocated after the suspicions intensified.The removal of asbestos must be done with great care due to the toxic properties of this substance. Asbestos removal is a very dangerous and expensive undertaking. Locally, very few companies have the capacity to properly remove this hazardous substance.last_img read more

Immigrants can crowd out local workforce – Finance Ministry

first_img…says immigration creating demands on treasuryIn the wake of reports that thousands of immigrants are unaccounted for after entering Guyana legally, even the Finance Ministry has acknowledged the risk posed by immigrants on the labour market.Finance MinisterWinston JordanAccording to the Finance Ministry’s mid-year report for 2019—which was unveiled by Finance Minister Winston Jordan – the influx of immigrants has the potential of pressuring the local labour market by reducing opportunities for Guyanese.“The influx of immigrants has the potential of crowding out employment of local workers across several sectors,” the report stated, adding that this can also end up “creating pressure in the labour market”.In addition, the Finance Ministry’s report also noted that the influx of immigrants has created, and continues to create, demands on the treasury— which has to set up systems to ensure that migrants are registered and have access to basic social services. Here, the report singles out Venezuelans, who have come to Guyana in droves fleeing economic deprivation from their embattled homeland.“Government, through the Multi-agency coordinating committee for migration, continues to monitor the situation closely in order to assess and address potential socioeconomic threats and risks,” the report also stated.Recently, Minister Jordan received much criticism after he had pointed out, and even gave justification, for the fact that foreign workers were being given preference by employers for undertaking tasks at lower rates of pay than Guyanese.At the time, Jordan was speaking at a People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) press conference. He was quoted in sections of the media as saying that “the fact that you can go in a country of a native and get a job, what does it suggest? Many things, for one, the labour cost in that country is very high, because if I am prepared to cut grass for $1,000 but the native wants to cut grass for $1,500 who are you going to employ? Most obviously, the $1,000… and I would go for the $1,000”.Last year, the Citizenship Ministry had revealed to the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament that over 22,000 persons entered Guyana from January to April. The Ministry had revealed that of this number, only 6, 170 had departed. In addition, it was shown that there were no records of 17,615 immigrants departing from 2013 to 2018.A breakdown of the statistics showed that over the past 7 months, over 8,500 Haitians entered the country, but a fraction of that number left. In 2017, 3,515 Haitians came but only 291 departed. Moreover, according to media reports, up to April last year, 1,238 came and 85 departed.Back in March of this year, it was revealed that despite having thousands of Haitians enter Guyana unaccounted for last year, the coalition Government had sought to extend the time that Haitians spend in Guyana to an automatic six months.This was detailed in a letter dated January 31, 2019, addressed to then Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and copied to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon; Citizenship Minister Winston Felix, and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan.However, the influx of immigrants is not limited to the Haitians. In 2017, a total of 44, 747 Cubans came to Guyana, but 7, 255 were unaccounted for. Recent figures released by the authorities indicated that for the first seven months of the year, 41,272 Cuban nationals came to Guyana via the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).Meanwhile, the figures indicated that some 11,119 Trinidad and Tobago nationals arrived in Guyana between January and July of 2019. Total arrivals taking into account all nationalities stood at 135,220.last_img read more

Morrison finishes as top Canadian in weekend World Cup event

first_imgDenny Morrison was back on the ice this weekend for a World Cup speed skating event in Heerenven, Netherlands. Morrison was the highest finishing Canadian out of all of the events as he finished fifth in the 1,000 metre race.His time of 1:09.35 was his best time of the year in the distance.The next ISU World Cup event is quite a ways away on March 21-22 in Germany. Before that Morrison will be competing in the World Allround  Speed Skating Championships in Calgary March 7-8.- Advertisement –last_img

Weekly Jay HIll Report

first_img2.      We’ll ensure that Canada does not return to ongoing, unsustainable deficits by putting ALL federal expenditures under the microscope.  Tough decisions are needed to keep spending under control. 3.      We’ll work to secure jobs for families and communities, supporting workers facing transition by ensuring that existing programs and services are as effective as possible. 4.      We will help these workers and troubled industries by working to expand trade opportunities and enhancing the competitiveness of Canadian businesses by modernizing investment, competition and copyright laws. 5.      And we’ll redouble our efforts to reduce red tape and improve the way all federal programs and services are delivered so that they serve Canadians better. Advertisement For Prince George-Peace River, the Speech from the Throne means a renewed commitment to build upon labour, training and economic diversification initiatives arising from the Community Development Trust, the $129-million federal fund delivered to the Province of British Columbia to help struggling forestry workers and their communities. We will also bring jobs to northern Canada by reducing regulatory and other barriers to extending the natural gas pipeline network. With the assistance of the provincial government we can also realize our commitment to have British Columbians democratically select their Senate nominees. This will all require cooperation and consensus among ALL MPs.  As Government House Leader, I feel that Government Whip Gordon O’Connor and I, along with the House Leaders and Whips of the opposition parties, are off to a good start in fulfilling Canadians’ expectation that this minority Parliament take on a more collaborative approach. Furthermore, MPs themselves seemed to deliver a warning that they prefer more discipline and a better functioning chamber this week.  They chose experience and continuity by re-electing Liberal Peter Milliken as Speaker in the House of Commons, but only after a dramatic five-ballot marathon.  Advertisement When Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivers his Economic Update later this month, MPs will have a golden opportunity to prove to Canadians their commitment to cooperation for the greater good of the nation.center_img A New Beginning and a New ‘Attitude’ in Parliament It is always a highly-anticipated event to signal the launch of Parliament and set-out the Government’s forthcoming agenda.  Yet Canadians listened to Governor General Michaëlle Jean deliver this week’s Speech from the Throne with an underlying sense of gravity and urgency.  In the midst of this tumultuous global economy, Canadians need assurance that the Government of Canada will provide prudent leadership based upon strict fiscal management while also inspiring hope for the future.  A tall order to fill. – Advertisement -However, that is what Prime Minister Stephen Harper has delivered, and why he insisted that Parliament resume just over a month after the October 14th election. Canadian families and businesses are facing new challenges that couldn’t wait to be addressed.  Mindful of the privilege and responsibility Canadian voters bestowed upon us with a renewed and strengthened mandate, our Conservative Government will follow a five-point plan to protect Canada’s economic security. We’ll work with our trading partners to reform the global financial system.  With the top-ranked banking system in the world, Canada can play a leading role in this international effort. Advertisementlast_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP nab suspect wanted on 51 warrants

first_imgThe warrants were issued as a result of numerous charges stemming from various investigations out of Alberta.Chance Shaw is being charged with theft and possession of stolen property, theft of motor vehicles, frauds, false pretense, uttering forged documents, forgery, breach of release conditions, and physical assaults to name a few. Shaw has been remanded into police custody in Dawson Creek and will be transported back to Alberta later this week to address these charges. – Advertisement –last_img