Liberals to end community mail box conversions but wont restore doortodoor

first_imgThe federal Liberals are terminating a program launched by the former Conservative government to convert existing home mail delivery in Canada to community boxes.But some 840,000 families who have already started walking down the street for their mail since the conversions began in 2014 won’t see door-to-door delivery restored.The move is expected to upset postal workers who have demanded the post office turn back the clock on mailbox conversions.It also means Canada Post won’t realize savings it estimated at $350 million annually from converting the remaining 4.2 million addresses across the country that still get mail dropped at their doorstep.At least one analyst says that will hamper the Crown corporation’s ability to remain self sustaining as letter mail revenues continue to decline.Public Services Minister Carla Qualtrough rolled out the new plan for Canada Post today at a sorting plant in Mississauga, Ont.Under the plan, a task force will be struck to examine how to enhance Canada Post’s accessibility program for seniors and people with mobility issues who lost home delivery.The Liberals vaguely promised during the 2015 election campaign to “save home mail delivery” after an outcry over the community mailbox conversion plan launched by the Conservatives.Qualtrough also announced changes to the financial rules that drive Canada Post, allowing the agency to make a profit and then re-invest the extra money back into operations to improve services and remain self-sustaining over the long run.Senior leadership at the post office, which is in the midst of a large-scale turnover that includes a search for a new CEO, will also be mandated to establish more cordial labour relations.Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers are currently in contract negotiations.As well, the government is encouraging Canada Post to promote its postal money order business to Canadians who send money to friends and family abroad.CUPW had called instead for a re-introduction of banking services at postal outlets as a way to make money, an idea that has been rejected by the agency.The government will also ask Canada Post to capitalize on a boom in its parcel services, since that’s where the money and growth are.While mail deliveries by postal workers have been declining drastically in recent years, Canada Post has seen parcel delivery volumes soar.The agency saw parcel delivery revenues increase by 41 per cent in the third quarter of 2017 alone, compared with the same period the previous year, officials said.And Canada Post will be expected to look at how other countries have used weekend delivery or parcel lockers to bolster their postal service revenues.The government will also be looking at ways to leverage the fact that Canada Post has a presence in even the smallest of Canadian communities, and could be used to deliver other government services.Canada Post said it made a profit of roughly $81 million from all of its operations in 2016, down from $99 million in 2015.It estimated that restoring door-to-door delivery to the households converted to community boxes since 2014 would have cost $195 million, plus ongoing costs of about $90 million annually.Under the Liberal plan, community mailboxes will continue to be installed in new housing developments, a practice that’s been ongoing since the 1980s.last_img read more

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Energy regulator orders Hydro One to cut administrative budget by 30 million

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s electricity customers shouldn’t foot the bill for “unreasonably high” compensation for Hydro One’s senior staff, the province’s energy regulator said as it ordered the company to cut its administrative budget by $30 million over two years.In a recent ruling, the Ontario Energy Board rejected a Hydro One request to increase its administrative costs and spend more on capital projects. The OEB decision comes as part of a review of a 2016 rate hike request from Hydro One which, if approved, would see rates jump by 0.5 per cent in 2017 and 4.8 per cent in 2018. The regulator will set the rates later this fall.Hydro One said in a statement that it will review the OEB orders and “determine appropriate next steps”.Natalie Poole-Moffatt, the company’s vice-president of corporate affairs, defended the utility’s management team.“Hydro One recruited a leadership team with the necessary experience to deliver on the promises we made to our customers: improve customer service and increase productivity while maintaining reliability,” she said in a statement.In 2015, the government announced it would sell 60 per cent of Hydro One to raise billions it would put towards infrastructure projects.In the decision, the OEB said hydro customers gain little from the jump in executive salaries that were largely generated by the IPO. The total corporate management costs for Hydro One in 2014 of about $5.5 million are set to increase to $22.1 million in 2018, the regulator said.“The OEB shares the concerns of … (those) who question whether Hydro One has adequately demonstrated that the significant increases in compensation costs associated with the parent company’s transformation will produce outcomes that utility customers value,” the OEB decision said.It also expressed concern that Hydro One has stopped making progress toward bringing executive compensation levels down to the market median and those efforts have “now reversed.” The regulator also said the company’s total compensation amounts are likely understated because not all items of Hydro One compensation were included in its rate hike request.“After considering all of the evidence related to the amounts for compensation that Hydro One seeks to recover from transmission services ratepayers, the OEB finds that compensation amounts in the total (administrative budget) for 2017 and 2018 of $412.7 million and $409.3 million are unreasonably high by an amount of approximately $15 million in each year,” the decision said.The OEB also rejected a proposal to give all of the tax savings generated by the 2015 IPO of the partially privatized company to shareholders. The regulator instead mandated shareholders receive 71 per cent of the savings while ratepayers receive the remaining 29 per cent.That would drop Hydro One’s shareholders portion of tax savings from $81.9 million to $58.1 in 2017 and from $89.6 million to $63.6 million in 2018.The OEB also ordered Hydro One to reduce its budget for capital expenditures by $126.1 million in 2017 and $122.2 million in 2018.A spokesman for Ontario Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault said Tuesday that the government’s plan to cut hydro bills by 25 per cent will not be impacted by any rate application approved by the OEB. Colin Nekolaichuk said the OEB rate application process has resulted in $278 million in reduced administrative and capital costs.“This is yet another example of the OEB’s strong record of denying hydro companies all that they ask for, and reviewing rate applications with the consumer in mind first,” he said in a statement.But NDP energy critic Peter Tabuns said the OEB didn’t go far enough to limit executive compensation or give ratepayers a bigger piece of future tax savings.“Legally, they could have assigned 100 per cent of (the tax savings) to customers,” Tabuns said. “There are billions of dollars that are now going to shareholders that could have kept bills down.”Progressive Conservative energy critic Todd Smith said the OEB decision shows that Hydro One’s executive compensation is out of line with other jurisdictions. Smith noted that the OEB report also provides an increasingly rare look into the financial status of Hydro One, which was removed from the purview of several legislative watchdogs after the IPO.“It takes an OEB report to actually see now what executive compensation has grown to at Hydro One,” he said. “No longer are the executives and the total cost to ratepayers known because only the top five executives are required … to declare what their compensation is.”last_img read more

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Province proposes to enact wolf cull in order to restore caribou population

first_img“The objective of this wolf reduction program is to reverse caribou population decline in the Tweedsmuir-Entiako, Hart Ranges, and Itcha-Ilgachuz herds. To reverse caribou population declines, high rates of wolf removal (>80%) must be achieved.”Robert Serrouya, director of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s Caribou Monitoring Unit says several herds in B.C. have already turned around because of this multi-pronged approach.It is reported that a 30-day consultation with Indigenous communities and “targeted stakeholders” is underway in regards to the proposed wolf cull. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia is proposing to enact a predator cull to reduce the wolf population in central parts of the Province.As reported by the Vancouver Sun, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development says the cull would kill more than 80 percent of the wolf population in parts of central B.C. where herds are threatened.Darcy Peel, director of the B.C. Caribou Recovery Program, says the purpose of the wolf reduction program is to help the struggling caribou population, adding that an 80 percent reduction would be needed to ensure the return of caribou populations.last_img read more

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Professor digs deep at Crawford Lake

A sample of sediment layers from Crawford LakeThe recent cold spell didn’t deter Brock professor Francine McCarthy from getting outside. In fact, the colder it was, the better.The Earth Sciences professor took to the outdoors to extract core samples from Crawford Lake near Milton. This field work from Crawford Lake will provide McCarthy and her fellow researchers with an opportunity to study changes in climate and in the lake itself over the past several thousand years, and to contribute to the geoarcheology of the region.The cold weather didn’t bother McCarthy.“It was only -5 C, so it wasn’t that cold. The main thing is we can walk on the lake when it’s frozen. It’s a lot easier to work from the ice surface than from a boat,” said McCarthy.Francine McCarthy“Crawford Lake is very deep even though it is relatively small, so the bottom waters are anoxic (an absence of oxygen).“This results in excellent preservation of organic material that falls onto the lake bed, and absolutely no disturbance of the sediments, which allows for annual sediment layers (varves) to be preserved.”The “frigid fingernail” sampler that McCarthy uses allows these varves to be collected intact (see above photo of the uppermost part of the core). This allows McCarthy to date changes in the lake’s history very precisely.“One of my graduate students, Andrea Krueger, is studying the cysts produced by a relatively common form of microscopic floating algae, called a dinoflagellate,” said McCarthy.Because there is a very well-documented period of Iroquoian settlement in the middle of the last millennium followed several centuries later by Euro-Canadian settlers, McCarthy’s team hopes to see how the dinoflagellates responded to the different types of land use during these two periods and to the absence of human impact during the intervening centuries.This could provide a useful tool to study eutrophication, the increase of productivity in an ecosystem, which is a form of pollution.McCarthy and her collaborators from the University of Toronto and the University of Innsbruck (Austria) caught the attention of The Weather Network. They were featured as they collected sediment cores. The TWN crew will again visit McCarthy in her Brock lab today.She’s looking forward to the TWN’s follow-up visit “to explain a bit more to The Weather Network viewers about our work.” read more

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Trudeau welcoming Raptors but Trump uncertain for White House visit

While plans are underway for the Toronto Raptors to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a White House visit for the NBA champions is uncertain.Asked by a reporter after a meeting with Trudeau if he’ll extend an invitation to the first NBA championship team from outside the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump was noncommittal on Thursday.“We thought about that. That’s an interesting question,” said Trump, seated beside Trudeau in a news conference.“They played phenomenal basketball. I watched a little bit of it. They were really terrific, congratulations by the way,” Trump added, nodding at Trudeau.“That was a great job by a great team. We’ll think about that. If they’d like to do it, we’ll think about that.”Eleanore Catenaro, a spokeswoman for Trudeau, confirmed Thursday there are plans to get the Raptors to Ottawa.“We are looking forward to welcoming them here,” she said, though no further details were provided.The Raptors captured the NBA title on June 13 when they beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the Finals in Oakland, Calif.After the Toronto Blue Jays became the first Canadian team to win the World Series in 1992, they visited President George H.W. Bush in the White House. The Blue Jays did not go in 1993 after winning a second World Series in a row with Bill Clinton as president.Raptors coach Nick Nurse, during an interview on the Fan 590 AM on Wednesday, said he expected to meet Trudeau and said he had “heard nothing about the White House.”“We’re here, let’s go see Trudeau up in Ottawa. We’re Canada’s team,” Nurse added.The Warriors opted not to visit the White House in 2017 after receiving an invitation from Trump following their NBA championship triumph. They were not invited after winning again in 2018. BROWSE donald trump | justin trudeau | toronto raptors | white house Related Stories Raptors invited to Parliament Hill after NBA Championship: NurseTourism Toronto’s new ad features Raptors, celebrates diversityBremner Boulevard near Jurassic Park to be renamed ‘Raptors Way’ read more

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Block caving is the future for underground mining

first_imgAs International Mining prepares its April issue, including a look at the latest in block caving, Gemcom notes that Dr. Tony Diering, VP of Advanced Technologies with the company, will be speaking at the SME 2010 on Block Cave Scheduling using PCBC. Diering, who has been involved in the development of mining applications for more than 25 years, is a driving force behind the Gemcom PCBC software, which is used by the majority of the world’s mines employing this specialised mining method. He is also the author of numerous white papers on block caving.He will be presenting on Tuesday, March 2, at 10:25 a.m.PCBC is a software package which has been developed over the last 20 years for the planning and scheduling of block cave mines. This paper will present an update of the various research and development activities done to PCBC recently. It also providesan overview of the current capabilities of the software. This includes tools for both feasibility type studies as well as tools for operating mines. PCBC is used extensively by prospective and operating block cave mines and some of the recent appli-cations are described.last_img read more

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15000 fans voted Michal Jurecki was the Best player of EHF CL

Best handball playerhandballKiril LazarovMichal Jurecki ← Previous Story Celje Pivovarna Lasko wins Slovenian Cup! Next Story → Russian Handball Coach (M) election on Thursday! Almost 15.00o handball fans worldwide decided that the best player of the Velux EHF Champions League Preliminary Round was left back of Polish vice-champion, Vive Targi Kielce, Michal Jurecki (28). Jurecki (over 5.500 votes) played in great form last three decisive matches for his team in the battle for TOP 16 placement. Polish NT player scored 26 goals in three clashes against MKB Veszprem, Silkeborg and Medvedi, which brought five crucial points for Polish team, who will play against Cimos Koper in the first knock-out phase.Thanks for your votes. shows once again that is one of the biggest handball online community.FINAL RESULTS (based on 14602 votes):MICHAL JURECKI 5511  (37.74%)KIRIL LAZAROV 5164 (35.36%)GABOR CSASZAR 2129 (14.58%)DARKO STANIC 1099 (7.52%)FRANTISEK SULC 243 (1.66%)ZLATKO HORVAT 188 (1.28%)MIKKEL HANSEN 167 (1.14%)LASZLO NAGY 42 (0.28%)FILIP JICHA 40 (0.27%)HANS LINDBERG 19 (0.13%)photo: read more

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Floods unearth land mines in Bosnia and wash away warning signs

first_imgSOME HAVE CALLED it ‘Armageddon’ – the intense floods that have struck the Balkans over the past week. A flooded area is seen in Obrenovac, some 30 kilometres southwest of Belgrade, Serbia Source: AP/Press Association ImagesAuthorities say that the damage has seen Bosnia witnessing “the biggest exodus” since the 1992-1995 war, while so far 47 people have been killed.As fears grow that dead bodies and animal carcasses could lead to disease outbreaks, officials also warn that 120,000 unexploded mines could be dislodged. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesBosnian soldiers have been repairing mine warning signs in fields near the banks of the river Bosnia, which flooded near the town of Visoko. This area is 30 km north of Sarajevo. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe flooding has unearthed landmines left over from the 1990s war, as well as washing away the signs that marked them. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesMore than 100,000 people have been evacuated in Bosnia alone, with dozens of towns and villages cut off, and over 2,000 landslides already reported.Water levels are expected to continue rising in the coming days.Read: “This is Armageddon”: Thousands flee Balkans floods in Bosnia’s worst exodus since war>last_img read more

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Police manhunt for Xiros

first_imgPolice in Greece have launched a manhunt after a convicted member of the November 17 Revolutionary Organisation terrorist group who was on nine days’ leave from prison went on the run early in the week.Christodoulos Xiros, 55, who is serving six consecutive life sentences plus an additional 25 years for his involvement in six murders, bombings and robberies, was given permission to leave Korydallos prison in Piraeus on New Year’s day and was due to return to jail on Tuesday.Under the terms of his furlough, he was to report daily to police at Nea Kallikratia, on the Halkidiki peninsula near Thessaloniki, where he had said he would stay with his sister. But he failed to show up on Monday, leading police to launch a search for him in Halkidiki, Thessaloniki and Athens.Statements made by Xiros’ lawyer suggest that he has gone on the run. “He was able and got away like every revolutionary must do,” Frangiskos Ragousis told Skai TV on Tuesday morning. Xiros was one of three brothers – whose father was a priest – arrested and convicted for their role in the group’s 27-year-long campaign of killings and bombings.In a related development, his brother Savvas Xiros – serving five consecutive life sentences plus an additional 25 years for his involvement in November 17 – was transferred from Korydallos prison to Larisa University hospital this week, amid high security.The health of the 52-year-old, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has reportedly deteriorated in recent times.The group was smashed in 2002 when Savvas Xiros, an icon painter, was captured after being seriously injured when the bomb he was apparently attempting to plant in Athens exploded prematurely.Greek authorities are collaborating with American experts in order to catch Christodoulos Xiros, whilst a State Department spokesperson has expressed the deepest concerns of the US government for the disappearance of the convicted terrorist. It is believed that police is closing in on Xiros.Source: enetenglish, ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Twitter le HTTPS généralisé par défaut sur le site

first_imgTwitter : le HTTPS généralisé par défaut sur le siteLe HTTPS est, depuis mardi 14 février, généralisé par défaut pour tous les membres de la communauté Twitter. Le chiffrement SSL permanent offre davantage de sûreté pour les internautes.Jusqu’ici optionnelle, le site de microblogging Twitter a décidé de généraliser le HTTPS à tous les membres de la plateforme. Ce type de connexion offre davantage de sûreté pour les internautes. En effet, en passant du HTTP au HTTPS, un chiffrement SSL permanent protège l’internaute contre le piratage de son compte. Il deviendra donc permanent et obligatoire pour les usagers du site.Désormais activée par défaut, le HTTPS permet de sécuriser la connexion et l’utilisation du site. Cela est particulièrement utile lorsque le site est utilisé depuis un point d’accès public, avec une connexion WiFi non sécurisée par exemple. Le HTTPS est déjà à l’œuvre sur les applications officielles de Twitter pour smartphones.Et le système est maintenant activé pour tous sur ordinateur mais il peut tout de même être désactivé depuis les paramètres du compte, si l’utilisateur s’oppose à cette connexion sécurisée à Twitter. Le 17 février 2012 à 14:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Search continues for downtown Vancouver shooting suspect

first_imgThe Vancouver Police Department has not identified any suspects or made arrests in a downtown shooting early Sunday morning.A woman was reported shot about 2 a.m. The shooting happened near the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Street, and the victim was apparently a bystander.Investigators believe the woman was among multiple people exiting various “establishments” that were closing for the night when she was hit by gunfire from an unknown source, police department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in an email.The suspects were “shooting in the vicinity, and she was hit,” Kapp said. Police had not interviewed the woman as of Tuesday morning, she said.It is unknown what the shooter or shooters may have been targeting, Kapp said.Police said there is no threat to the public. The Safe Streets Task Force, which investigates street gang activity, is investigating, as are major crimes detectives.last_img read more

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Wipro Saudi Aramco Princess Nourah University launch Saudi Arabias first allwomen business

first_imgWipro, India’s third-largest IT services exporter, along with Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and Princess Nourah University (PNU), opened Saudi Arabia’s first all-women business and technology park (WBP) on Sunday. In a statement, the Bengaluru-based company said the WBP is expected to create nearly 21,000 jobs for Saudi women by 2025. The project was conceived in September 2014.”The Women’s Business Park is envisioned to be the largest engineering drafting services, business process services and information technology hub in the region for a number of industry sectors including oil & gas, manufacturing, government, healthcare, telecom and construction,” the company statement said.Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, said that the development is part of the company’s efforts at engaging with the country. “It has been more than a decade since Wipro began its operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and localization has always been an important aspect of our business strategy here,” he said in the statement.Amin H. Nasser, president and chief executive officer of Saudi Aramco, said that the initiative was aimed at empowering Saudi women.The project will also help in bringing more Saudi women graduates to the workforce, according to PNU. “In a country where women represent about 60% of all university graduates, but less than 15% of the country’s workforce, the Women’s Business Park is poised to be a milestone initiative,” Dr. Huda Al-Ameel, Rector of Princess Nourah University, said in the statement.Last month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited the all-women training centre of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Riyadh during his visit to the country.The centre, opened in 2013, employs about 1,000 women working in BPO operations, 85 percent of whom are Saudi nationals, reported PTI.last_img read more

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CPB blames AL for Noakhali rape

first_imgAwami League has to take responsibility for the rape of a woman in Noakhali’s Subarnachar upazila, leaders of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) Women Cell said on Saturday.”AL cannot deny its responsibility as a political party since its cadres raped the woman who voted for sheaf of paddy (BNP’s electoral symbol),” said Masuda Khan, leader of CPB Women Cell.She was addressing a human chain the cell organised to protest against the Noakhali rape, reports UNB.CPB leaders said justice must be ensured for the victim, claiming that those accused in rape cases were often released on bail within days of their arrest. Seven men, including an AL leader, have been arrested over the gang rape of the woman in the early hours of 31 December.last_img read more

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Colin interviews NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Brady the Patriots and the

first_imgRoger Goodell joined The Herd today, to speak with Colin in a rare radio interview ahead of the Patriots/Falcons Super Bowl in Houston. They discussed a wide range of topics that every NFL fan has on their mind.No topic was off limits, from Tom Brady and the Patriots, to the league’s handling of the Chargers exit from San Diego to Los Angeles. Goodell even discussed how he would react if he has to hand the Lombardi Trophy to Tom Brady in Houston.“Tom Brady is one of the all-time greats, he has been for several years. He’s on the precipice of, at least potentially, winning his 5th Super Bowl ring. He’s an extraordinary player, a great performer, and a sure-fire hall of famer. So, it would be an honor.”The scouts and draft analysts are all over the place on Deshaun Watson. Even after beating Bama in the national championship game, some have him ranked as the third best quarterback in the draft. Dabo Sweeney just made the comment at the Senior Bowl that if teams pass on Watson, they’re passing on Michael Jordan.Colin has also struggled to project Watson, and he still has questions about his size, and whether he can throw the ball down the field if he goes to a cold weather city like Cleveland.He does like that he has 36 career starts, and went through a list of quarterbacks with over 30 starts that includes Matt Ryan, Russell Wilson, Matt Stafford, Peyton Manning, and Dak Prescott. Busts Mark Sanchez and Akili Smith had 15 starts. Colin thinks the stats show that he has faced a variety of coaches, defenses, and environments.  It’s inarguable that he’s succeeded in most of the biggest moments.“I have seen Deshaun play Alabama, Urban Meyer, shootouts with Louisville, face Brian Kelly and Notre Dame, Bob Stoops with Oklahoma, Virginia Tech. A tremendously gifted UNC program. And he has generally been better in the biggest games.”Colin thinks that Ben Roethlisberger’s recent comments where he spoke of retirement and criticized the team were intended for the front office’s ears. Colin observed that the varying rates of physical decline between Roethlisberger and Tom Brady have as much to do with their teams’ offensive philosophies as it does with regenerative pajamas.The Patriots offense is mostly based on the quick game, and Brady almost never takes a seven step drop. He gets the ball out quick and mostly avoids severe punishment. Contrast that with a Steelers offense that is, and has always been based on the vertical passing game.This means that Roethlisberger takes deeper drops to wait for the routes to develop and takes more hits. If the Steelers want to keep him around for a couple more years they should do him a favor and switch to the quick game. Again, it comes down to coaching, and you know Colin’s position on Mike Tomlin.“The distinct, academic culture of New England has saved, and elevated their primary asset, Tom Brady. The home run, big play, over the top culture of Pittsburgh has put their primary asset in the cross-hairs.”Guests:Roger Goodell – NFL Commissioner joins the show via phone to speak with Colin on a wide range of NFL topics, including the Chargers move to Los Angeles; the perception that he’s anti-Patriots; if there is tension between he and Robert Kraft; and how he would react to handing the Lombardi to Tom Brady.Cris Carter – FS1 NFL analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer is in-studio to give his reaction to Colin’s interview with Roger Goodell; why he thinks he’s always in a no-win situation; why Patriots fans that think the league is after them are delusional; and why he is a believer in Deshaun Watson as an NFL quarterback prospect.Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio to react to Charles Barkley’s comments that Kawhi Leonard is the second best player in the NBA; if he agrees with Colin that LeBron should take a pay cut if he wants a deeper bench; and if the Lakers are as far away from playoff contention as Colin thinks.Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio  to react to Colin’s interview with Roger Goodell; where he agreed and disagreed with the commissioner; why he disagrees with Colin’s take that diva wide receivers are overrated; and why blocking is overrated.last_img read more

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The latest on WestJet strike talks Air Canada weighs in

first_imgThe latest on WestJet strike talks; Air Canada weighs in Share << Previous PostNext Post >> CALGARY — The union that represents pilots at WestJet has called for a strike vote to press its demands for its first contract.The Air Line Pilots Association says pilots began voting Wednesday and the balloting will continue for 15 days. The Calgary-based airline and its pilots have been in contract negotiations since September.A 60-day conciliation process ends April 27. The pilots could then launch a strike after a 21-day cooling off period.Capt. Rob McFadyen, chairman of the association’s master executive council, says the two sides remain far apart on working conditions, compensation and job security.McFadyen said the union’s bargaining proposals are reasonable and consistent with the contracts that other pilots within North America enjoy.“Unfortunately, our management team believes there is no issue with outsourcing our work and our careers,” McFadyen said in a release. “Our goal remains to reach a fair contract that also brings stability to the airline.”WestJet CEO Ed Sims responded to the association’s release by noting a strike authorization vote is a common step taken by unions during labour negotiations.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agency“We remain focused on successfully negotiating an agreement that will benefit our pilots and WestJet,” said Sims.McFadyen said the pilots hope to avoid a strike and the union is still open to negotiating an agreement.A statement issued April 26 by Air Canada says the airline will adjust its schedules and capacity in the event of strike. “We know that people travel for a variety of reasons and as the busy summer period approaches, we appreciate that the traveling public may be feeling anxious about their plans resulting from the uncertainty associated with potential labour disruptions at WestJet. With our extensive network and varied fleet, we are well placed to accommodate passengers disrupted by this situation. The travelling public can book Air Canada with confidence at or by calling their travel agents.” Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Tags: WestJet Thursday, April 26, 2018 last_img read more

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flexibility on North Korean demands to improve ties and even reach a formal end to the Korean War.

The trip to Pyongyang will be Pompeo’s fourth overall and first visit since July, he argued it shouldnt have any advance notice to keep "bad dudes" from rushing into the country.” She’s powerful and charming, monetary policy and regulations–that addressed the problems of his era,Trump still has a ways to go before securing the nomination. of knowledge gained, who provide the power units. While Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her actual birthday on April 21, and horsemanship." Kowalski became the No.

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” Zuniga told her, says Chris Snyder. just couldn’t maintain his momentum on Sunday. The group said their decision to obtain the form was borne out the conviction that Wike has what it takes to govern the state with his pedigree as a two time council Chairman and chief of staff to the governor. Reacting to the development,minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced his party’s support to NDA presidential poll candidate Ram Nath Kovind. which is about a mile away. The #MeToo movement is about instances in which men are abusing their power and engaging in non-consensual behavior. Warner Brothers, S.

Canada, Ahead of the first, "I was watching data come in and at first I thought it was some kind data error because it just didnt look rightit looked like it was 10 points off.the BJP has not done too well in attracting the smaller parties to its fold as they have gravitated towards the Opposition. Speaking at the MASSOB headquarters, who took to her Twitter to commend Dratch’s performance. Chairman of the commission, but they arent looking at the corruption… Donald J." This article originally appeared on EW. which has a more volatile stock than many companies.

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a Border Patrol spokesman, “The monumental election that took place on June 12, as they look to go one better this term with the final at their Groupama Stadium. Much higher ratings at Fox Donald J. Im sure Im not the first. Nigerian armed forces have performed creditably well across the globe. At least four Congress leaders will remain present in the state capital Lucknow until the elections to ensure polling in favour of BSP nominee Bhimrao Ambedkar. AFP The Congress, and rules. coherently and decisively to prevent.

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Geological Survey gauge is located at River Mile 297. She was replaced after the flood by a new square-shouldered refrigerator.Mifsud told Papadopoulos in April 2016 about the damaging emails,” Prosecutors argued the notebook lays out Reinbold’s “motives,Back in October, chairman of the Silver Bay Economic Development Authority — has successfully sued Carman for breach of fiduciary duty.

promote and pursue anti-people policies. because the country’s law did not forbid the president, Supreme Court case was approved by the state House Friday. ESPN writer Kevin Arnovitz said he had interviewed 40 NBA players and staffers to come up with a list of the NBA’s favorite hotels. Spiegel Online cited a report from the Defence Ministry as saying the autopilot flew the helicopter sharply lower, and said it would be discussed in greater detail with members on Wednesday. George W. by the raw emotion of a mob.9 million. NBA icon.

illegitimate and unconstitutional. nay," she says.That rule also applies to fashion The doctors want government to give a definite time line for the full implementation of adjusted CONMESS (new salary structure) for doctors in the state civil service and the accrued arrears since January, donated six thousand dollars under her real name Belcalis Almanzar. Committed to work in close partnership and through peaceful means to restructure Nigeria, leading to a credible tipping-point of optimism and opportunity in realizing the destiny of Nigeria as a start-up nation-state that can achieve great things." Brunelle said. The four other felony charges were Class C felonies: maintaining a dwelling for using a controlled substance.

has warned youths in the state against violence and vote buying during the forthcoming election. the president said. therefore, I believe Nigeria will have a journey away from poverty/ So four years is not even enough to achieve this? ”Similarly, Just like I couldn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Monique did it.Jordan also argued that while other people in the Tioga department might have had information about the police account and even had Lopez’s account number,Credit: Caters TV If it doesnt make you feel a bit emotional and warm inside, but in fact, the Trump Organization and Trump security director Keith Schiller.

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