More oil rigs and jobs expected to leave Canada

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – The outlook appears to be going from bad to worse for Canada’s oil and gas industry.According to the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, more rigs and jobs are expected to leave the country in 2019.That is a dramatic shift compared to November’s forecast which predicted little change in drilling activity across western Canada.“We could see that number go from approximately 870 job losses to about 5700, essentially lost from western Canada,” said CAODC President Mark Scholz.Another oilpatch convoy is on the move – rigs are relocating to the US.— CAODC (@theCAODC) February 19, 2019Like others in the industry, Scholz believes the problem goes beyond a pipeline shortage – it has become too expensive for some energy companies to do business in Alberta.“We’ve seen billions of dollars leave this industry, going to other jurisdictions that have favourable regulations,” said Scholz. “(Canadian governments have) decided to increase operating costs at a time when our industry can least afford it.”In recent years, government regulations have heaped on higher labour costs, a carbon tax and increased regulations like Bill C-69.“Canada really needs to figure out whether it wants to be in the business of oil and gas,” said Scholz. “Our governments have really indicated that they aren’t interested in investments in oil and gas, particularly from the federal level.”As a result, more rigs and jobs have left Canada for the U.S.According to a recent State of Energy report from Texas Independent Producers, there were more than 45,000 jobs created in the U.S. energy industry last year.The most recent numbers from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers show there were more than 116,000 energy-related jobs lost in Canada between 2015-17.last_img read more

At UNsupported meeting nuclear experts try to cut reactor fuel risks

Among other topics, the 230 experts, gathering from over 30 countries in Vienna, Austria, are exploring possibilities to wean their reactors off of highly enriched uranium (HEU), which poses dangers because it can be used to make nuclear explosives.”The main issue during this conference is the development of very high density low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel, as well as the conversion of the most demanding high-flux research reactors to use LEU instead of HEU,” according to Pablo Adelfang, head of the IAEA´s Research Reactor Group. The 13th International Topical Meeting on Research Reactor Fuel Management, being held from 22-25 March, will also contribute to the search for solutions to the transportation, final disposal and reprocessing problems of spent fuel, IAEA said.Another critical issue, the agency said, is the shortage of the isotope technetium-99m which is used for medical treatment and for which 95 per cent of the world’s needs are supplied by only five research reactors, all of them over 40 years old.The conference is organised by the European Nuclear Society in cooperation with the IAEA, which, in its supporting role, is funding participation of some experts from developing countries. 25 March 2009Operators of the world´s 250 research reactors – nuclear reactors that do not generate power but are used instead for scientific testing and the production of medical isotopes – are meeting this week to tackle fuel risks, the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency said today. read more

Cabinet ministers call Alberta Wildrose hypocritical over government debt

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 13, 2012 5:52 pm MDT EDMONTON – Two Alberta Tory cabinet ministers say politicians from the Opposition Wildrose party are self-serving hypocrites trained in “flea-market” economics where cash falls forever off a “money tree.”Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths and Transportation Minister Ric McIver took turns Tuesday firing back at criticism levelled by the Wildrose over the government’s plan to take on debt to pay for big-ticket capital projects.Griffiths hammered away during a speech to rural and municipal district politicians. He said he’s tired of hearing the Wildrose demand spending cuts overall while also lobbying for pet projects in party-held constituencies.“What hypocrisy,” said Griffiths. “You can’t demand you reduce spending and then demand you spend more in your own constituency.“Every single person in this room has an issue, whether it’s their hospital or their school or their road.“It’s about long-term planning for the next 20 years to make sure we meet those demands, not just about what the budget looks like at the second-quarter update. That’s how you run a flea market, not the province of Alberta.”McIver, in a scrum with reporters, was 25 seconds into his first answer to a question on the debt plan when he turned his guns on the Wildrose.“The Opposition, with their money tree math, in one breath says, ‘Don’t borrow money’ and in the next breath says, ‘We would have built (to twin) Highway 63 (to Fort McMurray).’“Well they wouldn’t have done it without borrowing money because it costs $1.1 billion. You can’t have it both ways.”Premier Alison Redford and Finance Minister Doug Horner announced on the weekend that the government will take on debt to pay for roads, schools and hospitals while making sure the $40-billion day-to-day operating budget stays in the black.Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said Redford didn’t announce that plan in the February budget or run on it in the April election campaign.She called it a fundamental reversal of policy and a repudiation of the legacy of former Tory premier Ralph Klein, who used oil royalties to erase Alberta’s $23-billion net debt and set up the province as an international leader in fiscal probity.Smith wants Redford to call a referendum on the spending issue. The Wildrose leader said Albertans need to have a say on whether future generations should be saddled with debt.McIver, however, asked if it would be fair to impose the same debtload on current Albertans. He used the twinning of Highway 63, which connects Edmonton with the oilsands, as an example.“If we were to pay cash, then Albertans in 2013 up to 2016 would have paid the entire freight for that road, and people for the next 20-30 years would have got a free ride,” said McIver.“When you borrow the money over a 20-year period, which we are, the people using the road will be the same ones paying for it. There’s an element of fairness there you can’t deny. The Opposition wants to throw that element of fairness out.”The government announced earlier this year that twinning would be fast-tracked after numerous crashes and fatalities on the busy highway. Earlier Tuesday, RCMP closed a section of the road to investigate a fatal head-on crash between a pickup and a tanker truck.Reporters asked Griffiths why the government didn’t talk about the debt plan during the election.“Actually I think (we) did,” said Griffiths. He said he has spoken for a year or more on the need to find ways to build recreation centres, sidewalks and other amenities for thousands of newcomers.He said the debtload under Klein had to go because it was money for day-to-day operating expenses.“We had bad debt. We had operating debt … and the situation had to be rectified, but that doesn’t make all debt bad.”The minister suggested it makes sense, as in the case of a family farm, to borrow money in the short term to flourish in the long term.“If you wait until you have cash, it hinders your ability to grow your business. Most businesses and industries operate that way.“It’s an investment, not a debt.”Liberal finance critic Kent Hehr said the government needs to look at other options such as changing corporate tax rates or abandoning the flat tax for a progressive one.“The government continues to fund today’s projects on the backs of our future prosperity,” said Hehr.“Its only plan is to continue to spend all of our fossil fuel wealth in one generation.”The debate is expected to flare up again Monday when politicians resume sitting in the house after a one-week break. Cabinet ministers call Alberta Wildrose hypocritical over government debt read more

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Ohio State mens basketball earns No 3 seed in NIT set to

OSU junior forward Marc Loving (2) looks to deliver a pass while Penn State freshman guard Josh Reaves (23) tries to slow him down in a game in the Big Ten tournament on March 10 in Indianapolis. OSU won, 79-75. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorDespite being left out of the NCAA tournament field after seven consecutive appearances, the Ohio State men’s basketball team will still get a taste of the postseason.The National Invitational Tournament announced its 32-team bracket Sunday night, in which the Buckeyes (20-13, 11-7) earned a No. 3 seed.OSU is scheduled to take on sixth-seeded Akron (26-8, 11-5) in the first round Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. The Zips, who are making their first NIT appearance since 2012, won the Mid-American Conference’s regular-season title. They fell to Buffalo in their the conference championship game Saturday night on a last-second 3-pointer. OSU played Akron in the first round of the NIT in 1989, defeating the Zips 81-70. The first three rounds of the NIT, which is, essentially, a consolation prize for schools like OSU, are played at the campus sites of the higher-ranked team. The semifinals are slated for March 29 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, while the championship game is set for March 31 at 7 p.m. As the regular season progressed and the young Buckeyes continued to struggle to find their stride, it seemed like they were destined for the NIT. An upset win over then-No. 8 Iowa on Feb. 28 inflated OSU’s chances to take part in March Madness, but tallying just one win in the Big Ten tournament before being bounced by Michigan State on Friday night sealed the Buckeyes’ fate. Speaking to the media after his team’s 81-54 loss to the Spartans, coach Thad Matta said because of his team’s youth, he would welcome any opportunity to continue playing additional games.“We need practice, we need as much as we can get, there’s no question about it,” Matta said Friday night. This marks just the second time an OSU team coached by Matta will play in the NIT. The first time was in 2008, when the Buckeyes won five games en route to capturing the tournament title. Matta likened that team to this year’s squad because of the amount of freshmen on each roster. The current Buckeyes have six first-year players, while the 2008 team had five. “I think it paid dividends for them,” the coach said about the NIT for his 2008 freshmen.Redshirt sophomore guard Kam Williams said Friday it didn’t matter which tournament his team ended up in, or who they would play. “We’re just going to prepare for whatever comes next,” he said, later adding, “hopefully we get a better result.”OSU, which went 3-10 against teams that made the NCAA tournament, is the only team from the Big Ten in the NIT. As for the NCAA tournament, seven of the Buckeyes’ conference counterparts received berths, highlighted by Michigan State, which is a No. 2 seed. read more

So this is Yumeshima An inspection of the Osaka IR Candidate Location

first_imgThe dream is getting bigger. On 17 January, after meeting with three members of the Osaka IR Promotion Bureau on a visit to the Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Building, IAG looks down on Yumeshima floating 24 floors below. It is now common knowledge that Yumeshima is the candidate site for an Osaka IR property.Osaka Bay has three man-made islands including Maishima, Sakishima and Yumeshima. Yumeshima is actually quite unknown to the residents of Osaka city. It was also this reporter’s first time looking down on it. Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Load More “The IR location is planned for the back of that area just across the white bridge from Maishima,” one of the Osaka IR Promotion Bureau staff members explains. “The left side is where the World Expo will be and there is already a tunnel from Sakishima, where we are now, to Yumeshima.”We look in the direction the staff member is pointing and can see where the underwater tunnel connects the two islands.The World Expo will be held in 2025. A massive IR structure is supposed to be completed a year before the Expo. What will it look like? We get excited just imagining it.There are so many issues that must be resolved when establishing an IR. Playing its part is the Seminar for the Prevention of Problem Gambling, which was held by the Osaka IR Promotion Bureau on the afternoon of 17 January in Nakanoshima, Osaka. The venue is near MGM Resorts Japan’s recently opened Osaka office.This is the third time this type of seminar has been held. It consisted of two experts lecturing for two hours about gambling disorders and how they are treated. The estimated number of addictions are also the worst in the world – the conclusion being that going forward, Japan needs to continue activities to raise awareness and needs a reinforced support system.This reporter feels like we’re ready for a solution, but it’s not something that can be solved overnight. We must tread carefully. Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR RelatedPosts Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentionslast_img read more

Man found not guilty in murder of security guard

first_imgSOUTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A jury found Nathaniel Payne-Collins not guilty, Monday, in the murder of a security guard in South Miami-Dade in 2013.Payne-Collins and three others were accused of killing 50-year-old Robert Nelson as he patrolled Hidden Grove Apartments in August, 2013.Nelson was robbed and shot nine times. He died on the scene.Payne-Collins still faces prison time for the lesser charge of theft.One of those three co-defendants, 31-year-old Gregory Lewis, pleaded guilty and is serving a 10-year prison term. He testified against Payne-Collins in court.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Instead of budget cuts Juneau school district asks What can we add

first_imgThe Juneau School District is facing a sixth year of budget cuts, and it’s handling the budget process a little differently than in recent years.The Juneau School District held a public forum on the budget Feb. 2 at the Juneau-Douglas High School library. (Photo by Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau)Superintendent Mark Miller laid out the challenge at a public forum on the school budget last week.“If we rolled our current budget over into next year with nothing different, just rolled this year’s budget into next year and did exactly what we’re doing now, we’d be about $1.2 million short,” Miller said.In the past, the question was, what should we cut?“And so we’re trying to do it from another way which is if we start with a basic budget or just if we were to do what we had to, to keep the doors open, then what more could we add to get to our final number?” Miller said.This basic budget totals just over $60 million. On top of teachers and principals, it include items like utilities, insurance and custodial services. Under this bare bones budget, an average kindergarten, first or second grade classroom would have 25 students. Current class sizes average 22.5. Funding-wise, that’s a difference of about half a million dollars.The district anticipates being able to spend an additional $4 million.Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School principal Molly Yerkes said her site council struggled with what to prioritize. Naturally, the group wanted to focus on middle school. Instead, its number one priority is keeping K-2 class sizes small.“We really find at the middle school level that students who have a solid reading foundation, which they receive at those primary grade levels, it costs so much less to teach students to read at that age than it does in middle school or high school,” Yerkes said.Juneau-Douglas High School principal Paula Casperson, representing all three Juneau high school principals, painted a bleak picture of what more budget reductions will mean.“It isn’t a stretch to say that we believe that we could very quickly be at the point where we can only offer classes to students who need them in pursuit of their diploma, that the free and public education that has allowed so many generations of students to access classes above and beyond the 23 credits may not be an option for our schools in the future,” she said.The high schools are desperate to hold on to any full-time employees, Casperson said, including two high school counselors that aren’t in the bare bones budget.“While we have long supported programs and add-on supplemental things, such as drug testing for our student athletes or intramural programs for our school days, we don’t feel like we can at this point, because they don’t have the connection into the classrooms,” Casperson said.The district is offering the public another opportunity to provide input on the budget at 6 p.m. Monday at Thunder Mountain High School. Comments can also be emailed to district plans to finalize the budget at the end of March.last_img read more

NGK box office collection Heres how much Suriyas film earned from overseas

first_imgSuriya’s NGKPR HandoutSuriya’s NGK has turned out to be a below-average performer at the overseas box office. The Selvaraghavan-directorial, from its two versions (Tamil and Telugu), has failed to live up to the expectations.Going by the numbers provided by Bollywood Hungama, NGK witnessed a major drop in its collection in its second weekend at the international box office. In the US, the political thriller was opened to 150+ centres and raked in Rs 92.39 lakh in the first weekend.In the next seven days, the film has added a little over Rs 10 lakh to take its total tally to Rs 1.04 crore. The actor’s previous film S3 (Singam 3) had grossed over Rs 3 crore, while his 24 minted above Rs 10 crore. Considering the business of his previous films, the collection of NGK is nothing but a big disaster, say trade trackers.In the UK, the Suriya-starrer has raked in Rs 45.33 lakh after grossing Rs 34.03 lakh in the first weekend. In Australia, it had earned Rs 37.21 lakh in the opening weekend and has ended its second weekend at Rs 42.94 lakh.In New Zealand, NGK, which has Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi in the female leads, has made a collection of Rs 5.48 lakh after collecting Rs 4.54 lakh in the first weekend.NGK had earned Rs 75.21 lakh in its first weekend in Malaysia. It added over Rs 50 lakh to end its total collection at Rs 1.33 crore.last_img read more

Paying Homage to Khwaja Ahmed Abbas

first_imgDay two and three of the six-day long Urdu Drama Festival presented a touching solo act written by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas and a stage presentation of two of his stories, under the banner Abbas ke Do Rang, highlighting his versatility and his socialist leanings as a story teller.The 26th edition of Urdu Drama Festival hosted by the Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture & Languages in association with Urdu Academy is celebrating  the centenary year of two great writers Khwaja Ahmed Abbas and Begum Qudsia Zaidi. While Khwaja Ahmed Abbas was also a celebrated filmmaker and journalist, Qudsia Ziadi was a pioneer of Indian Theatre. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Angrezi ki Ghalatiyon Se Bhara Ek Khat, an Urdu adaptation of the English short story Letar Firaum a Child to Mahtama Gandhi, written by the legendary writer Abbas, was enacted by Pierrot’s Troupe theatre group, on Tuesday evening.Directed by M Sayeed Alam, the play unfolds with 12 year old Anwar Ali writing a letter to Mahatma Gandhi immediately after the latter’s assassination. The letter captures the collective guilt of a nation for the death of Bapu. The young Anwar’s letter is full of spelling and grammatical related mistakes. However, this poorly composed letter highlights the significance of Gandhi Ji’s vision of a united and peaceful nation. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixUnder Abbas ke do rang the first story, My Son Is My Enemy, revolved around a lawyer who transforms from a revolutionary freedom fighter into a wealth and power chasing professional, and finds himself pitted against his idealist son, who still stands for his father’s lost ideals. The second presentation Ajanta is a story of two lovers who flee the brutal partition violence in Bombay and fed up with senseless killing all around find solace and peace in the artistic brilliance of the caves of Ajanta.   The first three days of the festival were dedicated to the plays of or on Abbas while the last three days will be dedicated to the plays scripted by Zaidi. On the fourth day of the festival (Thursday), Jaan Har, a play written by Begum Qudsia Zaidi and directed by Sheikh Khairuddin will be performed by the Living Theatre Group. The fifth day (Friday) Qudsia’s Khalid ki Khala, directed by Chander Shekhar Sharma will be performed by Mask Players Art Group.The festival will end on Saturday with Qudsia’s play Dhoban ko Kapre Diye, directed by Danish Iqbal and presented by the Social Pride Welfare Society.When: On till 18 October Where: Sri Ram Centrelast_img read more

Chowkidar has come to loot people Abhishek

first_imgBankura: Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, All India Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee said Modi has come to loot people in the guise of a ‘chowkidar’.Addressing a rally here on Monday afternoon, he said: “We have seen honest chowkidars who used to protect people but now, Modi has actually come to loot people in the guise of one.” Banerjee said in the name of “achhe din”, Modi has ruined the economic condition of the country. “Thousands of people have lost their jobs due to note ban, while the GST has affected small and medium traders and businessmen badly. Till date, the people do not know under whose instruction the note ban was implemented or why GST was introduced without any kind of preparation.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataHe said before coming to power in 2014, Modi had announced that 2 crore youths would get jobs every year. But the actual picture is grim with mounting unemployment. “In the past five years, Modi has not done anything for the country except talk big,” he added. Abhishek went on to criticise BJP for trying to divide society in the name of religion. “BJP needs religion to win election. Religion is personal. But in social life, our religion is working for the people. Religion teaches us to respect the views of others,” he said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateUrging people not to vote for BJP, as ‘neither their workers nor their leaders will be seen after the election is over’, he said: “Have you seen them in the past five years? They come before the election like seasonal birds and go once the election ends.” Taking a dig at the CPI(M), Abhishek said the party has fielded Amiyo Patra in Bankura, where he was infamous for his notoriety. “CPI(M) had unleashed a ‘Reign of Terror’ in Bengal during its 34-year-rule. The people of Bankura had been terrorised. The party is again trying to foment trouble here,” he maintained. He urged people to vote for the Trinamool Congress to oust BJP from the Centre and said: “Oust BJP from the Centre to set up a stable, secular government that will expedite development.”last_img read more

Microsoft to offer x64only Windows 10 feature updates for businesses

first_imgMicrosoft to offer x64-only Windows 10 feature updates for businesses by Martin Brinkmann on September 29, 2018 in Windows – 10 commentsOrganizations may soon save a lot of bandwidth when they deploy feature updates for machines running Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.Microsoft revealed last Wednesday that it provides organizations with smaller package sizes for 64-bit versions of Windows 10.The change, which affects Microsoft commercial customers who use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or System Center Configuration Manager, will reduce the size of x64 updates by about 2.2 Gigabyte according to Microsoft.The new x64-only feature updates for Windows 10 have a size of about 2.6 Gigabytes which means that update size has nearly been cut in half.Microsoft offers the new packages in addition to current packages. The core difference between the x64-only packages and classic packages is that the classic package includes x64 and x86 files.Customers who require x86 feature updates will be able to select the classic packages to do so.Configuration Manager or other enterprise management solutions can pull the x86 files from that feature update download to deploy as they did before.The new packages that deliver x64-only versions of Windows 10 are already available for Windows 10 version 1703, 1709, and 1803. A package for Windows 10 version 1809 will be provided as soon as the operating system is released (which will happen in early October 2018).The x64-only feature updates are available for all language versions that are available as RTM, e.g. EN-US for English United States.The new x64-only packages include only the RTM content of the feature update. The packages don’t include any updates released after the release of the feature update to the stable channel. In other words, system administrators may install the latest cumulative updates or other updates to bring systems up to date.Users who use Windows 10 at Home or in smaller businesses may wonder if the changes apply to them as well. The answer is simple: Windows Update delivers the right package automatically already to reduce the size of the update package.Microsoft switched to a new update method called Express Updates recently which promises even smaller update sizes going forward. You can check out this article on new updating terminology that Microsoft introduced recently as well.Now You: What is your take on the change?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft to offer x64-only Windows 10 feature updates for businessesDescriptionOrganizations may soon save a lot of bandwidth when they deploy feature updates for machines running Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

WASHINGTON – The Latest on a new book about Presid

first_img WASHINGTON – The Latest on a new book about President Donald Trump (all times local):2:35 p.m.President Donald Trump has made his first appearance in the White House briefing room — but on video.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders played a brief recorded video of Trump reading a statement about the tax cut bill he signed into law before Christmas.Trump’s video appearance came the day after details from a forthcoming book painted an unflattering portrait of Trump and his administration. The Oval Office is a short walk from the briefing room, but the video appearance allowed Trump to deliver a message without having to face questions about the book and other topics.Trump says in the video that the tax-cut legislation is already delivering major economic gains. The president says various companies have announced bonuses or higher minimum wages for their employees as a result of the law.___1:25 p.m.Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich agrees with the president about former Trump strategist Steve Bannon. Gingrich told reporters Thursday, “Well, I think Bannon has lost his mind, so that was an accurate tweet.”The Georgia Republican was responding to President Donald Trump’s statement Wednesday that Bannon has “lost his mind.”Bannon questioned Trump’s fitness for office and made scathing criticisms of the president in a new book about Trump’s first year in the White House.Trump also tweeted this week that he has a “nuclear button” that is “much bigger” than the one claimed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Gingrich says, “The fact is, he’s going to be president, probably for eight years, and you guys just have to get used to the fact that he is who he is.”___11:59 a.m.President Donald Trump says he no longer speaks with former chief strategist Steve Bannon, who unloaded on his administration in a new book.Trump told reporters Thursday, “I don’t talk to him,” before he began a White House meeting with Republican senators on immigration reform.Bannon questioned Trump’s fitness for office and made scandalous allegations against the president and his family in excerpts of the book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by Michael Wolff.As the bombshell book surfaced Wednesday, Trump unleashed on Bannon in a statement, saying he had “lost his mind.”Speaking on Thursday at the White House, Trump said Bannon spoke positively of him Wednesday night on his Breitbart radio show. Trump noted, “He called me a great man last night.” And Trump added that his counter-attack had its desired outcome. “He obviously changed his tune pretty quick.”____10:55 a.m.President Donald Trump is demanding the author and publisher of a new book about him immediately halt its release.Trump attorney Charles Harder sent a cease-and-desist letter dated Thursday to Michael Wolff, author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”The same letter was also sent to Steve Rubin, president and publisher of Henry Holt and Co. It demands a halt to publication of the book or of excerpts.Wolff’s book is set for release on Jan. 9. It paints a derogatory portrait of Trump.Harder also demands that Wolff and Rubin issue a “full and complete” retraction and apology to Trump.The attorney also asks that Wolff and Rubin immediately forward electronic and hard copies of the book to his office in California.___3:38 a.m.President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on former top adviser Steve Bannon, responding to a new book that portrays Trump as an undisciplined man-child who didn’t actually want to win the White House and quotes Bannon as calling his son’s contact with a Russian lawyer “treasonous.”Hitting back via a formal White House statement rather than a more-typical Twitter volley, Trump insisted Bannon had little to do with his victorious campaign and “has nothing to do with me or my Presidency.”“When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said Wednesday.It was a blistering attack against the man who helped deliver the presidency to Trump. It was spurred by an unflattering new book by writer Michael Wolff that paints Trump as a leader who doesn’t understand the weight of the presidency and spends his evenings eating cheeseburgers in bed, watching television and talking on the phone to old friends. The Latest: Trump makes video address to journalists by The Associated Press Posted Jan 4, 2018 8:17 am PDT Last Updated Jan 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

by Sheila NormanCulp The Associated Press Po

first_img by Sheila Norman-Culp, The Associated Press Posted Feb 11, 2018 5:47 am PDT Last Updated May 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Royal wedding guess list: Who gets a nod from Harry, Meghan? FILE – In this file photo dated Sunday, March 12, 2017, British singer Ed Sheeran performs during the Italian State RAI TV program “Che Tempo che Fa”, in Milan, Italy. Sheeran is reported to be friends with some of the younger royals and may be asked to perform during the May 19, 2018, royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, FILE) center_img LONDON – Forget the Winter Olympics, the Champion’s League or the Super Bowl. The real competition right now is who’s going to be invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.Everyone who is anyone in Britain is angling for an embossed royal ticket.British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua, who is seeking to add two more world championships to the three he already owns, says he would be happy to interrupt his high-level training for a trip to Windsor Castle on May 19. The ebullient Joshua has not been shy, tweeting a picture of himself and Harry with the question “Need a best man?”“I’m single,” the 28-year-old told the BBC, expressing an interest in seeing if the elegant, raven-haired Markle’s “got any sisters.”(For the record Anthony, she has a half sister, 53-year-old Samantha Grant, a divorced mother of three who has called Markle “a social climber.”)The actual guest list is a closely guarded secret — and details about it may not be released until the event is underway. But that hasn’t stopped speculation about who’s in or who’s out from becoming a national parlour game and the subject of wagers in Britain’s legal betting shops.Any bride and groom run into parental interference in their guest list, whether it’s adding random cousins or forgotten neighbours. Yet Harry and Markle are enduring this phenomenon at a cosmic level due to the royal expectations that come along with being a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II.At least Harry and Markle won’t face the 3,500 guests that his parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, welcomed to their 1981 “wedding of the century” in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. They also avoided the warehouse-sized Westminster Abbey, where Harry’s brother Prince William and Kate Middleton packed in 1,900 guests for a 2011 royal wedding extravaganza televised around the world.Their wedding venue, St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, holds a mere 800 guests. Even so, it’s going to be tough to cut that list.The British royals’ close relatives alone number over 50 — and this time Princess Eugenie gets to bring a plus-one, fiance Jack Brooksbank. Harry also won’t forget non-royals like Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, her husband James Mathews, and brother James Middleton.At William’s wedding, 45 foreign royals from 20 countries were invited from nations as diverse as Spain, Norway, Malaysia, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. William also invited governor generals from Commonwealth countries (23 seats); foreign dignitaries (27); U.K. politicians (42); religious figures (31); senior military officers (14) and 80 workers from charities that he backs. Oh — and don’t forget the ambassadors from countries with ties to Britain.William barely could squeeze in A-listers like David Beckham and TV adventure host Ben Fogle — who may return for Harry’s nuptials.Britain’s governing elite — Prime Minister Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond — would normally expect a Windsor invite. But with turmoil over Brexit roiling the ruling Conservative Party, perhaps the bride and groom should just wait until a week before the wedding, then invite whoever is still left standing.The juiciest debate has been over invites for rival U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Harry and Obama have obvious chemistry and have worked together promoting Harry’s Invictus Games competition for wounded soldiers. Some British officials, however, fear that an invite to Obama would anger Trump.The royals could note that Obama, the U.S. president in 2011, was not invited to William’s wedding. And they have a bit more leeway because Harry’s wedding is not considered a state event. Markle, meanwhile, is a Hillary Clinton fan.“We’ve changed our minds on this. We think Harry is in a position that he does not have to worry about the political implications of an invite,” said Rupert Adams, a spokesman for the betting agency William Hill PLC. “We feel strongly that the Obamas will get an invite.”As for Trump?“We’d be very surprised to see him on the guest list,” Adams said.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a trifecta of ties to the bride and groom: He’s the head of a Commonwealth country, host of Harry’s latest Invictus Games and leader of the nation where Markle had been living.On the celebrity front, Elton John, who turned his song “Candle in the Wind” into an anthem for the late Princess Diana, is considered a 1-50 lock for an invite (98 per cent chance) and singer James Blunt comes in at 1-4. Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is also reportedly close to Harry’s royal cousins and his U.K. tour doesn’t start until a few days later.The betting for wedding performer includes John, Sheeran, Coldplay, Joss Stone and Adele.Violet von Westenholz who introduced the couple will get a nod, along with Harry’s buddies Thomas and Charlie van Straubenzee, Thomas Inskip and Arthur Landon.Yet A-listers could find themselves outnumbered by British military members and charity workers. Look for dress uniforms from both the Blues and Royals regiment and the Army Air Corps, because Harry served as a former Apache helicopter co-pilot in Afghanistan.“You create significant bonds in a war zone,” noted Adams.Among the 10 guests that Markle is allowed to pick (just kidding) will be her mom Doria Ragland, dad Thomas, half brother Thomas Jr. and possibly Grant. Markle’s friends include tennis star Serena Williams, stylist Jessica Mulroney, “Suits” star Patrick J. Adams and former “Made in Chelsea” cast member Millie Macintosh.Markle’s ex-husband, producer Trevor Engelson, is not expected to receive an invitation.But William Hill spokesman Adams admits that British bookies don’t really have a clue about who the 36-year-old American will invite.“The simple reality is … we have been focusing on Harry over here,” Adams said.last_img read more

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first_imgCabinet approved the construction of a reception centre for unaccompanied minors to help meet future demands and handle such cases more efficiently.The centre, which is to be built and run by the government, will hold 100 persons. Other centres in Cyprus currently host in total 222 unaccompanied minors.Construction of these facilities will be covered by European funds.The new centre is part of the government’s efforts to be prepared to receive more children arriving in Cyprus without their parents or other guardians.It aims to improve internal procedures and the welfare of the children.You May LikeAuto Enthusiast | Search AdsSo Much Luxury Packed In These Vehicles – And They Are Surprisingly AffordableAuto Enthusiast | Search AdsUndoKelley Blue BookSubcompact Luxury SUV Best Buy of 2019Kelley Blue BookUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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