Bulanadi powers stags to semis

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allyn Bulanadi made seven three-pointers on his way to 31 points as San Sebastian College routed Holy Trinity College, 93-75, Saturday in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Elite Eight at Ynares Sports Arena.The Stags thus joined NCAA champion San Beda to the crossover semifinals starting Monday at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.The Lions, unbeaten in two games, go for a sweep against winless La Salle Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Teenager Krog races to silver in Asian championships 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img In Group A, Lyceum mauled Naga College Foundation Tigers, 94-82, to boost its semifinal bid.CJ Perez had 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Pirates who picked up their second straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLyceum will make the Final Four if Ateneo defeats University of Visayas in their showdown. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

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TNT blows big lead, beats GlobalPort in heated game

first_imgRomeo, who played his first five seasons with the Batang Pier, finished with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting from the field.Castro notched a double-double with 21 points and 10 assists while Pogoy added 20 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Tyler, who was saddled by foul trouble, had 14 points and 12 rebounds in less than 26 minutes of action.Sean Anthony fired a game-high 34 points for GlobalPort, which even took an 81-77 edge with 1:22 to go.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Castro scored seven of TNT’s first 13 points before a barrage of treys by Roger Pogoy and Jericho Cruz followed by a dunk by Troy Rosario extended it to 16, 107-91, with 7:27 remaining.“It’s nice that the PBA is allowing some level of physicality, but if it gets to a point where players intentionally hurt each other, we should all question that,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad squandered a 21-point lead.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 crown“I think there were some unnecessary actions in some possessions that I think the commissioner has to look at so we and the fans will be able to enjoy the game more.”It was a heated game that saw players from both teams being called for technical and unsportsmanlike fouls especially late in the game. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Kipchoge, Cheruiyot of Kenya win at hottest London Marathon MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESTNT restored order in the fourth quarter after blowing a big lead to beat GlobalPort, 128-114, in a heated game at the start of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Jayson Castro led a strong fourth quarter by the KaTropa, who went on a 24-10 surge to open the final frame.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GlobalPort big man Mo Tautuaa got tossed after a confrontation with TNT import Jeremy Tyler with 2:41 remaining.After a dunk, Tautuaa’s feet careened into Tyler, who was under the basket, while hanging onto the rim. Tyler grabbed Tautuaa’s left foot and the Fil-Tongan retaliated by kicking the former NBA veteran on the chest. The two had to be separated from each other.Another heated exchange broke out between Pogoy and Joseph Gabayni, who replaced Tautuaa, less than a minute later.Pogoy confronted Gabayni, who fouled him hard and got called for a flagrant foul penalty one.The game also marked the TNT debut of Terrence Romeo, who was acquired in a blockbuster trade three weeks ago.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Mavericks top Cavaliers as Dirk Nowitzki closes on Wilt Chamberlain

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Cleveland’s last lead came at 10-9 midway through the first quarter, and the Mavericks led by as many as 21 in the second half before the Cavaliers made a run late to make the final score closer.“I think we took a huge step back defensively,” Love said. “We’ve been looking at film, but when we’re not scoring that ball it’s almost like we’re giving up on the defensive end.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Though both attended shootaround Saturday, Larry Nance (rib contusion) and Tristan Thompson (left foot soreness) remained out for Cleveland. … With Phoenix winning Saturday at New Orleans, Cleveland’s six road wins are the fewest in the NBA.Mavericks: Brunson and Powell’s numbers have spiked since the All-Star break, with Powell averaging 17 points (nine prior to the break) and Brunson averaging 16 (seven). Brunson is also shooting 92 percent from the free throw line compared to 67 percent before the break. … Dorian Finney-Smith scored 14 to reach 1,000 points for his career.SEXTON’S STREAKSexton surpassed 20 points for the fifth game in a row and 19th time in his rookie season. He finished one short of his career high.“The game is starting to slow down for him a little bit,” Cavs coach Larry Drew said. “He’s just really doing a good job of picking and choosing his spots.”GOING FOR ASSISTSNowitzki’s teammate Devin Harris remained on the floor in the final quarter. It was Harris who delivered the assist on the basket that gave Nowitzki 30,000 points in 2017. Harris wanted another chance at history Saturday. 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 He has another home game on Monday before the team leaves on a three-game road trip.“Breaking records is always fun,” Nowitzki said. “If it happens at home, it’s even more special for fans that have been riding with you for such a long time.”Nowitzki was one of seven Mavericks in double figures, helping to offset leading scorer Luka Doncic’s absence due to a right knee contusion.Maxi Kleber had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for Dallas, and Jalen Brunson and Dwight Powell had 16 points apiece.Collin Sexton scored 28 for the Cavaliers. Kevin Love and Cedi Osman each had 22 for Cleveland, which has lost three in a row.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Warriors roll past Thunder without Kevin Durant Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)DALLAS — As they watched Dirk Nowitzki’s shooting heat up yet again, fans at the American Airlines Center thought they might be watching history Saturday night.Nowitzki will have to wait another game to reach his latest milestone, but his Dallas Mavericks got a much-needed win.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Nowitzki closed within three points of Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA scoring list and the Mavericks ended a seven-game losing streak with a 121-116 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.Entering the fourth quarter with just four points, Nowitzki scored 10 in the first five minutes of the period to bring himself to the cusp of Chamberlain for sixth place on the career scoring list.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNowitzki hit a turnaround jumper, a 3-pointer, two free throws and then another from long range with 7:15 left in the game. With the crowd buzzing on every Mavericks possession in the final minutes, Nowitzki missed his final five shots before leaving to a standing ovation in the final seconds.“I was going for it there,” Nowitzki said. “I just didn’t have another hot hand down the stretch.”center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “I think everybody sacrificed and tried to get it over for him,” Harris said. “We wanted to get it for him. I’m hoping this next game we will be able to.”Harris finished with a season-high nine assists.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Detroit on Monday, starting a three-game homestand.Mavericks: Host New Orleans on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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Ghanaian Agro-Mechanical Industries to Promote Rice Production in Liberia

first_imgCllr. Cephus (r) signed the MOU on behalf of the Government of Liberia, while Mr. Abanga affixes his signature to the document for A and G Agro- Mechanical.The Government of Liberia (GOL) and a private Ghanaian firm, Abanga and Grace (A & G) Agro-Mechanical Industries, yesterday, September 9 at a resort in Monrovia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote mechanized rice production in the country.The MOU is geared towards increasing domestic rice production, to ensure food security as well as create employment opportunities for citizens.The signing ceremony was witnessed by a delegation from A and G Agro-Mechanical Industries, including Haruna Abdulai, Finance and Administration; Charles K. Annan, technical advisor; as well as a delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), which included Mr. Raymond Ogunti, project manager, and other government officials.A and G Agro-Mechanical Industries is a grass-root, cost effective one-stop comprehensive farming/agriculture business solutions provider that envisions a world or society of sustainable growth, progressive development and economic self-sufficiency for each and every African citizen.Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus, Deputy Agriculture Minister for Regional Development, Research and Extension, signed on behalf of the Liberian government, while A and G Agro-Mechanical Industries chief executive officer and president Thomas Abanga signed for his company.Shortly after affixing his signature to the MOU, Cllr. Cephus commended the delegation on behalf of President George Weah for such partnership, which he said is expected to bring more relief to Liberian farmers.Cephus said under the MOU, the government agreed to provide a total of 10,000 acres of land, but first, “we will start with 1,000 as a pilot project in the first year.”The pilot project, he said, will also become the bite to attract other investments to the country.“One of the key reasons is that other institutions came here and said they wanted to do the same thing, but for us as a government, this time around as a pan African initiative, we want to start up with the project, which will last for 25 years; but for now, we are going to start with a pilot project. After that, then we will go directly into the actual year of the project,” Cllr. Cephus said.He said the A and G Agro-mechanical industries has already assembled its equipment to jump-start the project.According to Cllr. Cephus, under the agreement, Mr. Abanga will provide tractors and other farming implements as well, to enable him jump-start the pilot project and provide capacity building for farmers to use most of the equipment.Also, the company will increase rice production, to ensure domestic consumption and export to other African countries.“Our goal is to create lots of job opportunities for many people in rural Liberia, because the outburst scheme will put money in the hands of the rural poor,” Cephus.The MOU, he said, will also allow the A and G company to produce the rice, train farmers, and after that, the government will be the off-takers.Mr. Abanga said the MOU is further intended to reduce rice importation into Liberia as well as ensure that agriculture contribute more to the country’s economy.According to him, the country had a viable landmass that could be tilled to increase its agricultural outputs and fortunes.Abanga said commercial rice production, if realized in Liberia, will change the dynamics of agriculture, proving that the country is capable of achieving food security if it invests in the agricultural sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sports Wire: Nash out of All-Star game with injury

first_img Reid in news Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid will leave the team for a month to deal with developments that have rocked his family the past two weeks – one son tested positive for heroin, another was arraigned on drug and weapons charges. Reid, who is also the team’s head of football operations, will miss the NFL scouting combine and the start of free agency. Garrett Reid, 23, tested positive for heroin after he caused a traffic accident Jan. 30, police said. No charges have been filed, but prosecutors are looking at the case. Britt Reid, 21, was arraigned on drug and weapons charges. He is accused of pointing a handgun at another driver following a dispute and faces a felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license as well as misdemeanor charges of lying to authorities, simple assault, making terroristic threats and possession of a controlled substance. Nash will attend the All-Star festivities in Las Vegas, the team said. NBA commissioner David Stern will announce Nash’s replacement. There must also be a substitute for Nash in the NBA Skills Challenge on Saturday. Pat Riley will resume coaching the Miami Heat following the All-Star break, an official within the NBA said Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Riley has not formally announced his plans. Riley left the team on Jan. 3 because of ongoing hip and knee problems, both which required surgery. Steve Nash withdrew from Sunday’s NBA All-Star game because of lingering inflammation in his right shoulder. The league’s two-time defending MVP has missed the last 3 1/2 games because of the injury. The Phoenix Suns said Monday he won’t play at Seattle on Wednesday night. center_img Judge decides A man who hit former Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson with a car during a fight outside a strip club last fall was convicted in Indianapolis in a ruling by a judge. Deon Willford waived his right to a jury trial, allowing Marion Superior Court Judge Patricia Gifford to render a verdict. She found the 23-year-old man guilty of felony battery and failure to stop at a scene of an accident, a misdemeanor. He will be sentenced Feb. 28. Jackson, who now plays for Golden State, was booked into jail Oct. 12 and has been free since on $10,000 bond. He has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of criminal recklessness and misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct in the fight outside Club Rio on Oct. 6. His trial is April 12. Jackson had chipped teeth and bruised knees and needed plastic surgery on his lip after being hit by the car, he said. NCAA-OU update The NCAA alleges Oklahoma failed to adequately monitor the employment of several athletes, including some football players who worked during the academic year. The NCAA’s findings came in an investigation after Oklahoma self-reported violations and dismissed starting quarterback Rhett Bomar and offensive lineman J.D. Quinn in August for taking excess pay from a Norman car dealership where they worked. Oklahoma disclosed Monday that it had received its notice of allegations from the NCAA and is scheduled to appear before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions on April 14 in Indianapolis. Foye cited Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Randy Foye was cited early Monday for disorderly conduct after police found him in an SUV at a gas station while two of his family members fought outside. Foye and two others were released after receiving citations, Lt. Amelia Huffman said. A fourth person, Pierre D. Mitchell, was booked into Hennepin County jail for obstructing the legal process after he kicked at officers while refusing to be seated in a squad car. Foye, speaking to reporters in a conference call Monday, said he was driving when two of his younger cousins started arguing, prompting him to pull over and tell them to get out and settle the matter. The citation, Foye said, was for the noise caused by the fight. Soccer news Soccer federation and police officials warned German clubs of increased security measures to handle fan violence, including the possibility of playing in empty stadiums. Hundreds of fans of FC Lokomotive Leipzig attacked 300 police officers after FC Erzgebirge Aue II beat their team 3-0 Saturday in the eastern state of Saxony. Police said 36 officers and six fans were injured, while 21 police vehicles were vandalized. Federation and soccer officials from Saxony will meet today to consider canceling all matches in the state next weekend. Germany has seen a surge in stadium violence since hosting the largely peaceful World Cup last year. Briefly Phoenix Coyotes leading scorer Ladislav Nagy was traded to the Dallas Stars for left wing Mathias Tjarnqvist and a first-round draft pick in June. Washington Capitals goaltender Olie Kolzig hurt his knee in a practice drill and will miss at least three weeks. Georg Buschner, who coached East Germany to a victory over eventual champion West Germany at the 1974 World Cup, died Monday. He was 81. Second-ranked Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Open 13 tournament in Marseille, France because of a thigh injury. The New York Giants released linebackers LaVar Arrington and Carlos Emmons and offensive tackle Luke Petitgout. The Tennessee Titans hired Mike Reinfeldt, Seattle’s vice president of football operations, as general manager. Just-retired New York Giants running back Tiki Barber will work for NBC next year. He will work both on the “Today” show and on the network’s Sunday night football show. Nebraska running back Marlon Lucky was hospitalized Sunday night for undisclosed reasons after Lincoln police responded to a call at his residence. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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UNESCO calls on Canada to examine impacts of Peace River dams, oil sands development on national park

first_imgThey have also raised concerns over a proposed oil sands mine by Teck Resources in the area.The nations fear continued development will push the delta past the point of any possible recovery.For more, read the full Globe and Mail report. A United Nations agency is calling on the Canadian government to delay development and conduct an environmental assessment of a national park that will be impacted by the Site C dam.A report in the Globe and Mail this week says that the UNESCO World Heritage Committee concluded the Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta is facing increasing risk from the encroachment and rise of oil sands in northern Alberta and dam development on the Peace River.The park — Canada’s largest at 44,800 square kilometres — includes the Peace-Athabasca river delta, and was declared a world heritage site in 1983 for its abundant wildlife.- Advertisement -According to the Globe report, UNESCO wants the federal government to avoid any development decisions that would impact the park and “would be difficult to reverse.”UNESCO’s call was a direct response to a petition by Mikisew Cree First Nation, who, along with the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, have a launched a federal legal challenge over the approval of the $8.8-billion Site C project.The two nations say continued hydro development on the Peace River in BC have drastically lowered water levels in the delta, which is home to a number of threatened wildlife species, and includes ancestral lands traditionally used by the nations for hunting and fishing.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Tim Hicks to headline CanolaFest in 2016

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – CanolaFest, presented by Thunder Oilfield, will take over Peace Island Park Saturday July 16.  The all day music festival will feature over 10 performers including 2014 CCMA Rising Star Award Winner Tim Hicks with opener the Chris Buck Band.The McIntyre Painting Main Stage will not only include the Tim Hicks and the Chris Buck Band, but bands and musicians from all over the B.C. Peace.  You’ll see great local performers that will be announced at a later date.Tickets go on sale this Friday March 4, 2016 at 10 a.m. through the Encana Events Centre and Tiger Box Office Plus locations including a special one day mobile box office this Friday only at Ernie’s Sports Experts in the Totem Mall.   To kick off ticket sales, there will be a limited number of early bird general admission tickets for just $71.00 each.  Once those are gone, tickets will cost $81.00 each plus applicable fees.  Children under the age of 12 will are free.- Advertisement -Starting Friday, tickets can be purchased at 1-877-339-8499, online at www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca or at any Tiger Box Office Plus location.New this year are VIP options to access the event.  You can purchase VIP camping passes and VIP passes to the event.  Details about those options are posted at www.canolafest.comThis family friendly festival will be held on the island at Peace Island Park and will feature one large stage, VIP tents, food, arts vendors and more.  Thank you to our official equipment supplier, Peace Country Rentals for all their help.Advertisement Tim HicksWith the 5:01 Album, Tim Hicks is sure to cement his reputation as one of Canada’s most dynamic new Country artists.On this, the follow up to his hugely successful 2013 debut, Throw Down, Hicks serves up ample helpings of the grit, humour and good time anthems his audiences have come to expect, but still finds room to stretch out some; showing substantial growth as a singer, songwriter and recording artist. “Throw Down was very much a party record,” Hicks says, a product of the fact he and his band spent so many years playing the bars and providing the soundtrack for countless other people’s party nights. Chris Buck BandThe Chris Buck Band was named the BC Country Music Association (BCCMA) 2014/ 2015 Country Club Act of the Year and 2015 Group/Duo of the year, Chris Buck Band has performed over 150 live shows in the last year. They are quickly becoming known as one of the busiest country performers on the west coast of Canada and have also had the opportunity to open for such artist’s as Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to name a few. Their live show is fun, energetic and it will be hard to sit still during their live set!Their current single, ”Giddy Up,” is a follow up to the Top 40 Single ” Leave Your Light On.” With their new single “Giddy Up” separates them from the norm in the country world. The song is fun, upbeat and their calling it club/country hit!Advertisementcenter_img On top of Tim Hicks and the Chris Buck Band, CanolaFest will also feature great local talent.  The local line-up will be announced at a later date.Learn more about CanolaFest, presented by Thunder Oilfield at www.canolafest.comlast_img read more

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U.S. methane regulation reversal widens its competitive advantage, says CAPP CEO

first_imgHe added it’s better to have one set of regulations to cover all of Canada than to regulate one province at a time.CAPP has pointed to rising government costs, inefficient regulations and the lack of pipeline infrastructure for hurting Canada’s ability to attract capital needed to maintain and grow the energy sector.U.S. capital spending on oil and gas grew in 2017 by 38 per cent to about $120 billion, while Canadian spending fell to $45 billion, down 19 per cent from 2016 and 46 per cent from 2014, CAPP reported, in part due to U.S. moves to renege on international climate change commitments while streamlining regulations and lowering tax rates. But Dale Marshall, national climate change manager for Environmental Defence, said Canada should stay on its path to federally regulate methane emissions even if it means going alone.“Methane reductions are some of the cheapest ways to address climate change,” he said.“We know we can get to our target for somewhere under $10 a tonne and that is incredibly cheap to address a whole bunch of emissions.”He said provincial methane regulations, especially in Alberta and Saskatchewan, are much weaker than the proposed federal rules.Advertisement Dan Healing, The Canadian Presscenter_img CALGARY — A U.S. proposal to ease regulations aimed at cutting methane emissions will create another competitive advantage for American producers over Canadians, the CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says.On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is following President Donald Trump’s directive to remove regulatory burdens on the oil and gas sector by considering rescinding many of its requirements to monitor and plug methane leaks at oil and gas facilities and wells.The move would reverse regulations put in place after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and then-U.S. president Barack Obama jointly agreed in 2016 to chop methane emissions by more than 40 per cent from 2012 levels by 2025 by cracking down on the oil and gas sector.- Advertisement -“Prime Minister Trudeau and president Obama on many fronts in the last days of the Obama presidency made common commitments and we see over and over again the U.S. stepping away from those commitments and Canada forging ahead,” said CAPP CEO Tim McMillan on Friday.“If Canada’s going to go it alone on carbon pricing, on Arctic drilling moratoriums, on methane regulations, we have to do it efficiently.”The industry can meet its 45 per cent methane emissions reduction target but Ottawa’s proposed regulations which are expected to kick in next year are an inefficient solution and duplicate provincial government programs, McMillan said.Advertisementlast_img read more

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‘It wasn’t even the team!’ – Southgate defends media over supposed England ‘leak’

first_img Southgate addresses the media ahead of the England v Panama game 2 “I’m really relaxed about it. Last week the team came out three days before the game, and I don’t think I said anything about it because I understand it’s something we can’t control and it’s part of being at a big tournament and being involved with a big team.“There’s no drama for me about it – the picture the other day wasn’t even the team, so it’s even less of a drama.“It was just the front sheet, and that’s always the runners and riders for training, those who are injured, what the practises will be and all the changes we will make during the sessions.“I understand a few of the guys have had a bashing on social media, so I apologise for that.“Nothing that has happened has changed the way we want to work with our media team – we’ve been very open because we feel it’s a better experience for everybody. We feel the players are getting their stories and messages to the supporters and the whole environment has been very positive around the team and we’ve all enjoyed that.“It’s not the job of the media to protect [England], and I accept that completely.“The other day was a list of 23 players and people have taken something from that which probably isn’t correct.“But that’s it for me, no drama.” England boss Southgate is ‘relaxed’ about the media’s involvement in England’s World Cup campaign Gareth Southgate has defended the press amid controversy surrounding a supposedly ‘leaked’ England line-up ahead of their World Cup clash against Panama.center_img Many supporters have accused the English press of deliberately sabotaging the Three Lions’ World Cup campaign by publishing a photograph which appeared to display the starting XI for their second Group G game.The pictured showed England assistant Steve Holland holding training notes during an open session in Repino on Thursday, which hinted England could make a number of big changes for Sunday’s match.Southgate appeared to take a swipe at the media for the leak on Friday, saying they have to ‘decide whether they want to help the team or not’.But the England boss has now apologised for his ‘badly worded’ response and insisted he is relaxed about the role the press play in the Three Lions’ World Cup trip. England team for Panama #WorldCup clash ‘leaked in training notes’ https://t.co/onopaMIW6D pic.twitter.com/7QMmf5tNh2— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) June 21, 2018Southgate said at a press conference on Saturday: “I made quite a balanced observation yesterday which I’m told has gathered quite a bit of momentum, so I should explain…“I totally understand the media have a role to report the news. My observation, which I probably haven’t worded properly, is that it’s definitely an advantage for us, or for the opposition, if you know the tactics of the other team – so that was the only question I was asking.“From our point of view, I don’t expect the media to be supporters of us in terms of the way they work, they are here to work.“I know they want us to do well, that’s been clear right throughout the tournament. 2last_img read more

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Waivers could save our health care, not sink it

first_imgIt’s well past time for the leaders of our state to overturn a law that has denied health insurance to me and uncounted thousands of others. Since 1993, California law forbids health-insurance companies from offering partial coverage – that is, it forbids the companies to allow waivers or exclusions for care of pre-existing conditions. Someone who has, say, acid-reflux disease, cannot say to their provider: “You don’t have to cover my acid-reflux disease so long as you cover everything else.” California law insists that, with health care, it’s all or nothing. The law obviously stems from a well-intentioned desire to protect health care consumers from being denied coverage for serious illnesses that need attention. Without such legislation, many people would have to carry around insurance cards that, like driver’s licenses, set limits on the privileges they bestow. A known cardiac patient who has a heart attack may find the hospital doors closed to him. This is hardly a scenario we want to see in California. And that might make the law seem compassionate – but wait! What if your “pre-existing condition” is not life-threatening? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake In my case, my “condition” is infertility. Two years ago, at the age of 44 (when infertility is hardly an abnormal condition) I sought care. Inability to bear a child, though a tragedy for many, is not a life-threatening disease – especially if you don’t want children, which is the case for me now. Nevertheless, after a job change and a period of being uninsured, I was denied coverage by Blue Cross, HealthNet and Kaiser because they fear I might again get the urge to reproduce. These days, with in-vitro fertilization, there are almost no limits on who can have a baby so long as a deep-pocketed health care company is there to foot the bill. Naturally, the health care industry wants to reduce infertility claims. And I would be more than happy to oblige them by signing away my right to such coverage. However, California law forbids such waivers or exclusions. No amount of swearing up and down, saying that at 46, I’m too old to go through pregnancy and childbirth, has helped my cause. Even if I were to divorce my husband and take vows as a celibate nun, I would still be a health care pariah. Does this make sense? If someone as healthy as I cannot get insurance, then what of the hundreds of thousands of others whose ailments are more serious? The law that forbids waivers or exclusions means that many Californians cannot receive care for acute health emergencies. If I fall off a ladder and break my arm, I will either pay the exorbitant fees charged to the uninsured, or else I will go to County/USC Medical Center, where my care will be at government expense. Which option do you think most uninsured Californians choose? Obviously, they choose the second, thus adding an unnecessary burden to facilities that should only need to care for the genuinely destitute. In the health care market these days there is a great deal of choice. There are plans that prefer generic drugs over brand-name drugs. There are plans that allow patients to see a chiropractor instead of an orthopedist. Why isn’t there a policy that allows the customer to refuse care for certain conditions? The law forbidding waivers and exclusions is tantamount to a forced sale of services. It wouldn’t be a problem if we had a single-provider system, but the multiple-provider system that we do have cannot meet the needs of the market because of this meddling by short-sighted legislators in Sacramento. It is no secret that America’s health care system is collapsing and wholesale fixes are not in the offing anytime soon. Yet it should be politically possible to make incremental changes – changes that will make care available to more Californians. Sacramento should start by getting rid of this ill-conceived law. Let the health care companies provide services that the market demands, not those that meddling regulators think we ought to have. Pamela Logan lives in Sunland.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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