District concerned about Site C roles

first_img– Advertisement -The proposed Site C project appears to have the Regional District members confused about their roles.At the Peace River Regional District meeting on Thursday, Director Arthur Hadland says that after a meeting with the government liaison committee, he did not believe there would be an objective analysis of the results from the consultation process.”I talked about truth and transparency and ability to trust, and I did say I was willing to try and trust, but I don’t trust the process at all,” Hadland said at the meeting.The Directors had discussed becoming interveners in the process so that any concerns they have would be formally included and answered.Discussion involved determining how the environmental process works as well as clearly defining their individual roles.Advertisement By Kimberley Molina They passed a motion to discuss their roles and the process at the next PRRD meeting on June 24 in Dawson Creek.last_img read more

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first_imgHolistic Moms Network will have a discussion on the importance of a healthy home, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Reading Room, 23630 Valencia Blvd. Call (661) 877-1327. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUESDAY Super Scientific Circus, 10 a.m. and noon, Fred Kavli Theatre, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tickets: $12;$8.50 for groups of 10 or more. Call (805) 496-1233. St. Patrick’s Day Children’s program, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Newhall Library, 22704 Ninth St. Call (661) 259-0750. Ventura Sportfishing Club will meet, 6:30 p.m., Du-par’s Restaurant, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Event includes guest speaker. Call (818) 889-1370. last_img read more

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first_img Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TUESDAY Las Virgenes Optimist Club will meet, 7:30 a.m., 5200 Kanan Road, Suite 210, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 992-1732. Moderate hike, 8:30 a.m., Palo Comado Canyon Park’s China Flats, meet at King James Court, Oak Park. From 101 Freeway, exit Lindero Canyon Road, drive north three miles past Kanan Road, park on Lindero Canyon. Two-hour moderate hike, 9:10 a.m., Zuma/Trancas Canyon, Malibu. Take Pacific Coast Highway to Busch Drive near Zuma Beach; head north until the road ends. Storytelling, 10 a.m., Los Angeles Public Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Story time for children, 10:15 and 11 a.m. through Feb. 28, Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 449-2660. Winter Botanical Drawing Workshop, 11 a.m., Sooky Goldman Nature Center, at the intersection of Upper Franklin Canyon and Mulholland drives. For reservations, call (323) 656-3899. Winter story time for children, 11:30 a.m., San Fernando Library, 217 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando. Call (818) 365-6928. Calabasas Development Review Committee will have an open discussion on various city projects, 2 p.m., 26135 Mureau Road, Calabasas. Call (818) 272-4242, Ext. 269. Poetry show, 6:30-9 p.m., Panera Bread, 12131 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. Call (310) 621-7425. Sierra Club will meet, 7 p.m., with guest speaker, Reseda Recreation Hall, 18411 Victory Blvd., Reseda. last_img read more

Health spending increases as SA gears for NHI

first_img26 February 2014 Government spending on health care is expected to exceed R492-billion over the next three years as South Africa strengthens its health care system in preparation for the implementation of a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme. Budget documents released on Wednesday show that national health spending will grow at a higher rate over the next few years, in line with the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s) vision of a cheaper health sector that works for all South Africans. Tabling his 2014 Budget in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said the Department of Health’s white paper on the NHI and a financing paper by the National Treasury had been completed and were expected to be presented to the Cabinet shortly. The roll-out of the NHI is currently being financed by two conditional grants: the nationally managed national health grant, and the national health insurance grant, managed by the provinces. More than R221-million will be made available in the 2014 Budget for the national health insurance grant in order to strengthen district health structures in the country. Gordhan said that, in addition to hospital and clinic building and refurbishment programmes – for which over R19-billion has been earmarked – about R1.2-billion has been set aside for doctors’ contracts. More than R300-million will go towards the establishment of an office of Health Standards Compliance, which will serve as an independent public entity responsible for inspecting the country’s health facilities. About R600-million has been budgeted for the introduction of the new Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, which prevents cancer of the cervix. The roll-out of the vaccine will begin with Grade 4 learners in schools across the country next month. Gordhan said improvements in South Africa’s health system over the past five years were reflected in the country’s rising life expectancy, the reduction in infant, child and maternal mortality, as well as the increased access to free antiretroviral treatment for HIV. “Over the period ahead, enrolment in the HIV treatment programme will expand by 500 000 a year,” he noted. Currently, 2.5-million South Africans are receiving this treatment. This increase would require an addition of R1-billion to the health budget, the minister said. Since 2009, South Africa has lowered its child mortality rate by reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV from 3.5% to 2.5%. At the same time, a campaign to increase voluntary HIV testing, as well as the number of medical male circumcisions, has contributed to a reduction in the country’s adult mortality rate. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Baidu: Hackers tried to steal our autonomous trade secrets

first_imgDavid Curry Chinese search giant Baidu has disclosed that a “gang” of hackers tried to steal autonomous trade secrets from the company’s internal servers earlier this month.The company is conducting an internal investigation to figure out more about the attackers, but so far has kept tight lipped on details. “It’s very difficult to know who employs them to do that, but we know someone tried to hire an underground market hacker to steal from us,” said Ma Jie, the firm’s head of cybersecurity.See Also: Baidu set to test driverless car in China firstBaidu has tested autonomous vehicles for two years in China and the United States. Unlike Google and Tesla, which have publicized self-driving reports and outfitted cars with semi-autonomous tech, the firm has kept most of its progress secret.It recently ended a partnership with BMW, shortly after the German automaker joined forces with Intel, Mobileye, and Delphi to create a self-driving consortium. Some speculated that this could be Baidu lowering its investment in self-driving, although the company denies that is the case.Hacking in China is becoming a serious worry for major tech firms. Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba—the big three tech firms in China—have all bulked up on cybersecurity experts in the past year. The trio have also teamed up to counter the growing threat of hackers. Tags:#autonomous cars#Baidu#China#cybersecurity#driverless#featured#search#Self-Driving#top Related Posts 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…center_img IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

Young cagers strut stuff in 3×3 Challenge

first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated (It’s great to see that 3×3 is very much alive in our country. This game will really help kids strengthen their game if they continue playing basketball.)“Being an athlete, it always feels good to teach the kids what you have experienced,” added Kobe Paras, a former member of the Men’s National 3×3 Basketball Team. “Hopefully, me and Calvin gave them some bits of advice that they could use moving forward both on and off the court.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Metro East, composed of Miles Cruz, Allen Alvarado, Andrei Cruz, and JB Discutido, took the crown in the 16U division after edging Camanava, 18-17, in the final.Antique’s Andrie Kaabay, Kent Navarro, John Ryan Mondano, and Abraham Wollowick were crowned as the 13U champions after defeating Metro Manila, 9-4, while Pototan’s Tabby Espartero, Jacob Javelosa, Carlos Reonal, and Ryton Celis ruled the 10U division after escaping Bacolod, 14-13.All the winners brought home P20,000 worth of goods from Chooks-to-Go, RC Cola, Toby’s Sports, Niña Asiana, Red Bull, Minute Burger, Under Armour, and AQ Supports.Chooks-to-Go ambassadors Calvin Abueva and Kobe Paras served as guests of honor in the event.“Nakakatuwa na makita na buhay na buhay ang 3×3 dito sa bansa natin,” said Abueva, a member of the Manila North squad that competed in the 2015 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Finals. “Sa larong ito talaga titibay ang isang bata kung gusto nila magpatuloy sa basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Aside from spearheading the country’s bid to qualify for the 3×3 event in the Olympics, Chooks-to-Go is also developing 3×3 basketball on a grassroots level.The brightest young 3×3 cagers in the country converged at the Food by the Court in Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City last May 10 to 13 for the 2019 Chooks-to-Go/Wilson Basketball 3×3 Challenge.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img A total of 88 teams competed in the four-day event that saw national champions crowned in the 19-under, 16-under, 13-under, and 10-under age groups.“We hope to help find talents across the country who can represent us in 3×3 tournaments,” said Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 league owner Ronald Mascariñas. “And with the help of Wilson Basketball, we can increase the awareness of 3×3 basketball to the youth with these types of tournaments.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWilson Basketball is the official ball of FIBA 3X3 and Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3.In the 19U division, the Cavite quartet of Shawndy Algire, Francis Ignacio, Ongking Caylo, and CJ Austria capped their dominant campaign with an 11-4 trouncing of a three-man Manila East squad to complete a five-game sweep of this level-five tourney. View comments LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Athletes cast their votes too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar offers to help drought-hit Maharashtra village

first_imgBatting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his desire to help the drought-affected farmers of Marathwada region in Maharashtra.Tendulkar’s personal assistant Narayan Kanhan recently toured Beed district and met the collector Naval Kishor Ram and others to gather information about the drought situation. (Here’s how Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are holidaying) Kanhan told reporters that Sachin would like to work independently and prefer no political interference in projects to be undertaken on his behalf.Sources in the district collector’s office confirmed that Tendulkar, also a Rajya Sabha member, wants to extend a helping hand to the farmers.He reportedly wants to help with creation of irrigation facilities, power supply, road construction, drinking water supply etc.Veteran Bollywood star Nana Patekar and Marathi actor Makrand Anaspure are already helping the farmers in the region through their ‘Naam’ foundation.last_img read more

Del Piero inducted in Laureus World Sports Academy

first_imgSan Diego (USA), Mar 16 (PTI) Italian football great Alessandro Del Piero has become the newest member of the Laureus World Sports Academy. Del Piero was inducted as the 56th Laureus Academy Member during a visit to the Tony Hawk Foundation in San Diego. “I am grateful to the members of the Laureus Academy for asking me to join them, It is a great honour,” Del Piero said in a press release. One of the greatest footballers Del Piero played 91 matches for the Italian national team between 1995 and 2008, scoring 27 goals. He played in three FIFA World Cup finals — 1998, 2002 and 2006 — and four UEFA European Championships — 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. His greatest moment for Italy was the 2006 World Cup where he scored the second goal in a 2?0 semi-final win over hosts Germany. In the final against France, which ended 1?1 after extra time, Del Piero scored a penalty in the shoot-out as Italy won the tournament for the fourth time. PTI PM PMlast_img read more

Australia will get at least 4 swimming gold in Rio: Thorpe

first_imgMumbai, Jun 16 (PTI) Swimming legend Ian Thorpe today predicted that his country of birth, Australia, will finish second behind the United States with a haul of four to six gold medals in the pool at the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. “I think in these Olympics we will probably be around fifth (in overall medal tally). In swimming we will be behind the Americans, but will win between 4 and 6 gold medals,” said Thorpe during a media interaction here. The winner of nine Olympic medals and 11 World Championship titles is to be part of the expert panel who will do the commentary for Star Sports network during the August 5-21 Games. Thorpedo, as he was nicknamed when he ruled the pool in the World Championships and the Olympic Games, hailed modern technology that has enabled drug cheats in past Games to be caught recently, but said it was wrong to paint all with the same doping brush. “I believe its the minority (who cheat). If you come up with tests after preserving our samples and (armed with) a new technology, its great thing. Its like when DNA testing came in. But its too easy to say that everyone is on drugs and isnt it great we caught these people. This perception needs to change in all of this debate.”The 33-year-old Aussie dominated the pool in the Sydney Games while American great Michael Phelps completely ruled swimming in the subsequent two Olympics in Athens and Beijing, and the Australian ace saw something similar happening not in mens but womens swimming at Rio. “I think it will come more in the womens side. There are two great American swimmers Katie Ledecky, who is swimming remarkably, and so is Missy Franklin. These would be the two from the US who would be dominant. “We have some great swimmers in Australia. In the 100m freestyle we have no. 1 ranked mens swimmer (Cameron McEvoy) and we have womens no. 1 and 2 (Bronte and Kate Campbell) and they are both sisters.advertisement”This will be an interesting story that plays out at the Olympic Games. Australia will have a resurgence here from the swim team,” said Thorpe. “My advise is everyone else is nervous, including the Olympic champion. Feel that the weight of nation is behind you and spurring you on rather than weighing you down,” he said when asked what tips will he give to an Olympic debutant. PTI SSR RSY AH AH RDSlast_img read more

FA Cup: Manchester United and Chelsea register wins to advance to fourth round

first_imgManchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed his fifth successive victory since being named interim manager as his much-changed side beat second-tier strugglers Reading 2-0 at home in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.Juan Mata’s penalty and a well-taken effort in first-half stoppage time by Romelu Lukaku, given his first start since Solskjaer took over, sent United into the fourth round where they were joined by holders Chelsea who cruised to a 2-0 victory over second-tier Nottingham Forest.It was a subdued performance by the 12-time FA Cup winners at Old Trafford, where Reading impressed, but maintained former United striker Solskjaer’s dream start to life in the hot seat vacated last month by Jose Mourinho who was sacked.”We have performed a lot better, but you can’t ask for fantasy football every time and with the changes I made you can’t expect it to have the same flow and rhythm,” Solskjaer, who became the first United manager to begin his reign with five straight wins since Matt Busby, told reporters.Alvaro Morata’s second-half brace was enough for Chelsea, who beat United in last year’s final, to move through.Yet fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas, in almost certainly his last game for the club before he is expected to join Monaco, missed a penalty in an emotional farewell at Stamford Bridge.Third-tier Gillingham grabbed the “giant-killer” award on a day lacking much of the traditional third-round drama as the Kent club beat Premier League Cardiff City 1-0 thanks to a late strike by Elliott List.advertisementAccrington Stanley, also of the third tier, reached the fourth round with a 1-0 win over former winners Ipswich Town who suffered a ninth successive third-round exit.Premier League strugglers Burnley made hard work of a 1-0 win over third-tier Barnsley in a match notable for a bizarre intervention by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) — the system being used in nine of the 32 third-round ties.Burnley were awarded a penalty for a foul on Matej Vydra before the interval but just as he was running up to take the spot kick the referee Simon Hooper indicated that the decision had been reversed by VAR because of an offside in the build-up.Manager Sean Dyche was left fuming but his mood improved when Chris Wood eventually sealed victory from the penalty spot in the second minute of stoppage time.NINE CHANGESSolskjaer made nine changes to the side that beat Newcastle United in midweek and there was a disjointed feel to his team’s display as Reading matched their illustrious opponents.Fred, another player to get a rare start, thought he had given United the lead midway through the first half but was flagged offside, although Mata was fouled in the build-up.Referee Stuart Attwell, helped by VAR, brought play back to award a penalty which Spaniard Mata stroked home.Reading had chances before and after that with Andy Yiadom and Danny Loader guilty of bad misses, and United were given breathing space when Lukaku latched onto a superb pass by Alexis Sanchez to round keeper Anssi Jaakkola and slot home.The only moment of note in a dour second half, apart from a hamstring injury to Sanchez, was Solskjaer giving a debut to 19-year-old Dutch winger Tahith Chong.In other ties, West Ham United beat second-tier Birmingham City 2-0 at the London Stadium with Samir Nasri making his debut in his first game since completing an 18-month doping ban.Austrian Marko Arnautovic put West Ham ahead early on but was later substituted because of injury. His replacement, Andy Carroll, struck West Ham’s second in stoppage time.Brighton & Hove Albion beat Bournemouth 3-1 away in an all-Premier League affair with Anthony Knockaert, Yves Bissouma and Florin Andone all on target.Everton scored twice in the opening 14 minutes against League Two leaders Lincoln City but scraped home 2-1 while top-flight Southampton were held 2-2 by Frank Lampard’s second-tier promotion chasers Derby County.Record 13-times FA Cup winners Arsenal are in action at Blackpool later on Saturday.Also Watch:last_img read more