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Canada: B.C. creates fiscal framework for LNG investment

first_imgThe government of British Columbia introduced legislation to enable investment in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry of the Canadian province. The legislation brings together the final fiscal elements of the policy framework for natural gas development set out by Premier John Horgan a year ago, a government statement reads.British Columbia government has already provided a PST performance payment agreement and provided industrial electricity rates on par with other industrial users in B.C.Once passed it will amend the income tax act to implement a natural gas tax credit for LNG development in British Columbia, repeal the LNG income tax act that created barriers for investment in B.C.’s natural gas sector and repeal the LNG project agreements act that left British Columbians vulnerable to footing the bill for special industry tax and regulatory protections, the statement reads.Once complete, these steps will deliver the fiscal setting needed for LNG Canada’s proposed $40-billion project in northern British Columbia — the largest private-sector investment in B.C.’s history.The completed fiscal framework comes after months of discussion between government, communities, Indigenous peoples and the LNG industry to make sure the LNG Canada project meets government’s environmental goals and commitments to economic partnerships with First Nations.Effective January 1, 2020, the new natural gas tax credit will be available to qualifying corporations and is currently calculated at 3 percent of the cost of natural gas. The tax credit can be used to reduce B.C.’s corporate income tax rate from 12 percent to 9 percent.last_img read more

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Sponsorship and marketing a major challenge for Carnival organizers

first_img Sharing is caring! Dr. Alwin BullyOrganizers of the 2012 Real Mas have cited sponsorship and the marketing of the island’s traditional Mas as two of the major challenges hindering the overall success of the activities.Although Dominica’s 2012 carnival was officially launched on December 15th, 2011, sponsorship for carnival activities are said to be dwindling compared to that of last year.At the Dominica Festivals Committee’s weekly press conference on Wednesday, Chairman of the Carnival Development Committee, Dr. Alwin Bully said that to date, only one of the carnival queen contestants have secured sponsorship, ahead of the competition carded for February 17th, 2012. Dr. Bully announced that both sponsorship in cash and kind are minimal so far, posing great pressure on the organizers of the Real Mas.“It’s a real challenge given these economic times and both from the side of the Government of Dominica as well as the private sector for sponsorship. The question of how to market and how to create a real image of Dominica to be seen in the region and the rest of the world is really the biggest challenge that we have. We know we have a good product, we know we have great competition like Trinidad and Tobago carnival as well as Brazil, New Orleans, Martinique and Guadeloupe, but we are still confident that we have a product; that if well marketed, well-advertised and well presented, can still have the results we know are possible”. Our calypsos which we are convinced are world class will be underscored and seen and used and involved in other carnivals apart from our own on a major scale. But these things call for change, and change is always difficult among our people. The present format that we have may be working to a certain extent but you can only know its full potential after you try the other alternatives. These are the challenges we have; how to do it, the finances to do it and hopes that when you do a change the finances themselves will be increased by the general public and the region and the Diaspora”.The Dominica Festivals Committee continues to urge stakeholders in both the public and private sector to partner with them in making the Real Mas 2012 a success. Dominica Festivals Committee Events Drector’s representative, Ms Marva Williams According to Marva Williams, who represented DFC’s Events Director at Wednesday’s press conference, sponsors should view their partnership as a marketing opportunity for their company or organization.“All over the world, gone are the days a company big or small would just write them a cheque and expect nothing in return. We are all facing currently a decrease in revenue and we are all attempting to resolve this decrease by partnering with other people and companies who have caught the vision of change through smart market intelligence. DFC therefore appeals to companies in Dominica to help us develop sponsor partnerships with our corporations, small and large businesses where together we may find revenue opportunities. We realize that there is no “free money” but DFC also sees your sponsorships as a pulling of our marketing efforts since your company also to must remain financially responsible for their stakeholders and to the company as a whole. Therefore when we enter these partnerships, we endeavor to work along with you for mutual benefits”.LIME Dominica is the gold sponsor for the 2012 Real Mas.LIME Dominica General Manager, Mr. Jeffrey Baptiste LIME’s Country Manager, Jeffrey Baptiste also echoed calls for more partners to come on board to support the carnival activities. He said LIME’s contribution is not only towards DFC and the CDC, but is an investment in the promotion and preservation of our culture.“For us at LIME, it is another opportunity to reaffirm our commitment. We have an unwavering commitment to develop and build our community and people and carnival and culture is one pillar of what we have committed to do. We exist primarily to create a better place and to improve the lives of the people that we serve in Dominica and by extension the region. So this is part of who we are and we see ourselves as an integral part of the community in which we operate. This is not a one sided thing, it is not a show, it is something that we are passionate about and we are committed to do”, he said.Other sponsors who recently came on board were the Dominica Brewery and Beverages Ltd and Depex Color Lab whose sponsorship amounted to over $8,000.00.Dominica Vibes News Share 38 Views   one comment Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Sponsorship and marketing a major challenge for Carnival organizers by: – January 19, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

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PENRO-Antique conducts Dalaw-Turo in schools

first_imgThe project utilizes the basiccommunication principles of folk media and community mass-based approaches suchas street theaters, environmental games, creative lectures and workshops,ecological tours, and production of nature interpretative materials.(With DENR-6/PN) “We are hoping that the youths willapply their learning during the conduct of ‘Dalaw-Turo’ and now understand therole they play to help conserve and protect the environment through their ownways by properly segregating wastes,” said Francisco Milla Jr., regionalexecutive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The “Dalaw-Turo” team, an educationalteaching design developed by the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB),prepared educational games and drama skits on proper solid waste management andillegal tree cutting to students to help increase their awareness and knowledgeabout environmental protection and conservation. Both schools last week received acoffee table book entitled “Kadagatan tubtub Kabukidan;” the traditionalknowledge practices of Panay Island and Guimaras; and information materialsabout ecological solid waste management (Republic Act 9003), Anti Burning Law,disaster preparedness, and importance of wetlands.  Students and teachers of Barasanan National High School watch a prepared drama skit of the “Dalaw-Turo” team in Tobias Fornier, Antique last week. DENR-6center_img Proper solid waste management was oneof the 10 priority programs of Environment secretary Roy Cimatu who aimed toensure that wastes are properly disposed and managed.  SAN JOSE, Antique – The ProvincialEnvironment and Natural Resources Office here with the Regional Public AffairsOffice conducted a “Dalaw-Turo” in Barasanan National High School and VillaflorElementary School both in Tobias Fornier town.              “Dalaw-Turo” is a non-traditional andeducational communication teaching design developed by the PAWB as a medium forenvironmental education based on the principles of biological diversity andsustainable development.     last_img read more

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John A. Tichenor, 90

first_imgJohn A. Tichenor, 90 formerly of Greensburg, passed away on May 5, 2020. John was born in Greensburg on August 10, 1929, the son of Alphonse and Cleona (Gardner) Tichenor.He retired from Batesville Casket and was a farmer most all of his life.Survivors include his two daughters – Katharine (Joel) Curtis of Hayden, AL and Lynette (William Thomas) Myers of Tucson, AZ; three step sons – Stanley Wiggam, Robert “Bob” Wiggam and Andy Wiggam; five sisters – Zelma (James) Barnes, Bonnie (Ray) Evans, Mary (Marion) Barnes, Charlotte (Calvin) Huffmeyer and Sally (Harley) Weber; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Clara Tichenor, one step son Chris Wiggam, three sisters – Leona Amhrein, Margaret Miller and Georgetta Hert; and one infant brother Lowell Tichenor.A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020 at the South Park Cemetery with Rev. Cliff Bunch officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

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Bucksport boys’ basketball team edges out Hodgdon in Class C North semifinal

first_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Bio Bucksport’s Tyler Pye fights through three Hodgdon players to get to the basket in Bucksport’s Class C North semifinal victory on Friday. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPBANGOR – The Bucksport High School boys’ basketball team pulled away from Hodgdon in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Class C North semifinal to advance to the regional championship.The No. 3 Bucksport Golden Bucks and the seventh-seeded Hodgdon Hawks swapped leads until the final period, where Bucksport secured its 49-44 win. Bucksport will play top-ranked George Stevens Academy for the regional championship.Seniors Tyler Pye and Riley MacLeod paced Bucksport with 18 and 17 points, while MacLeod – a 6-foot-5 center – also grabbed 10 rebounds.Hodgdon led 32-31 when the Golden Bucks opened the fourth quarter with six unanswered points between MacLeod, Pye and senior guard Hayden Craig.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBlake Woods scored for Hodgdon to cut Bucksport’s lead to 38-34, but Pye and senior forward Kyle Jackson both capitalized on steals with another four points for the Golden Bucks with just three minutes remaining.Bucksport’s 42-34 lead was its largest of the game.Hodgdon rallied in the final two minutes. A Woods field goal and a Jimmy Buzzell 3-pointer brought the Hawks within three points of tying the score.Up just 47-44 with 8.3 seconds left, MacLeod hit two free throws and put the game away for Bucksport.Buzzell led Hodgdon with a game-high 19 points.View more photos from the game here.Bucksport players celebrate their Class C North semifinal win over Hodgdon on Friday. – PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPcenter_img Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016last_img read more

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Dottin blasts Windies fastest ODI ton to secure second win

first_imgLEICESTER, England (CMC) – The mercurial Deandra Dottin stroked an aggressive maiden one-day hundred as West Indies Women produced their best performance of an otherwise disappointing campaign, with a 19-run win over Pakistan Women in the ICC Women’s World Cup here yesterday.Sent in at Grace Road in their sixth game of the tournament, West Indies rattled up an authoritative 285 for four off their 50 overs with the right-handed Dottin smashing an unbeaten 104 off just 76 balls.Captain Stafanie Taylor missed out on a sixth career hundred when she perished for 90 while Chedean Nation scored 35 and Merissa Aguilleira, 24 not out.Seamer Asmavia Iqbal led Pakistan with two for 76.Rain during the break forced Pakistan to chase a revised target of 245 off 38 overs but when the adverse weather returned, they had reached only 117 for three off 24 overs – short of the par score of 136.Javeria Khan top-scored with an unbeaten 58 off 72 balls while opener Nahida Khan made 40 from 46 deliveries.Veteran off-spinner Anisa Mohammed was once again at the forefront of the Windies attack, taking two for 21 from her four overs.The victory was the Caribbean side’s second on the trot following last Sunday’s 47-run win over Sri Lanka Women in Derby which broke a sequence of four successive defeats.However, it was Dottin who took centre stage, striking the fastest-ever hundred by a West Indies batsman off just 71 balls and the first triple figure score for her side in four years.No such enterprise was envisioned when Asmavia removed both openers cheaply to leave the Windies struggling on 26 for two in the fifth over.Teenager Hayley Matthews got a leading edge back to the right-armer in the very first over to depart for one with two runs on the board while the left-handed Kycia Knight tickled a catch behind for 17 off 13 balls.Taylor and Nation then steadied the innings in a sensible 87-run, third-wicket stand which established the platform for Dottin’s later assault.The right-handed Taylor was classy in striking 11 pristine fours – comprising mostly cuts and off-side drives – along with a six off 107 balls while Nation faced 68 balls and counted five fours.Approaching the half-way stage of the innings, the right-handed Nation was bowled, missing a sweep at left-arm spinner Nashra Sandhu with the Windies on 113 for three in the 25th over.Dottin then joined Taylor and dominated their 91-run, fourth-wicket stand, leading a devastating assault on the Pakistan attack.All told, the 26-year-old Dottin counted 12 fours and three sixes – a combination of impetuous off-side strokes and wristy leg-side shots.She started slowly, requiring 16 balls for her first seven runs without a boundary before accelerating to reach her half-century off just 49 deliveries.Dottin took boundaries at will off every bowler and when Asmavia returned for a second spell, she whipped her through mid-wicket for four and then smashed her over long on for six, in the 37th over which leaked 12 runs.She motored to her second fifty off just 22 deliveries, whacking left-arm spinner Sadia Yousuf for a four and a six in the 45th over before smashing back-to-back fours off off-spinner Sana Mir in the 46th over that cost 14 runs.Dottin stormed into the 90s with a pair of boundaries off Sandhu in the 48th before raising her hundred in style by clearing the ropes at long on with Asmavia in the penultimate over.Taylor had earlier appeared set for three figures before she chipped a return catch to seamer Diana Baig in the 40th over at 204 for four.However, Aguilleira kept Dottin company in an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 81 as West Indies picked up the tempo to gather 51 runs from the last five overs.West Indies then struck early when rookie seamer Akeira Peters had Ayesha Zafar caught at mid-on for nine with 27 on the board in the sixth over but Javeria and Nahida put on 80 to raise Pakistan’s hopes.With rain hovering and pressure building on the Windies Mohammed struck two key blows. First, she bowled Nahida with a full-length delivery as the batsman made room outside leg in the 21st over before having Iram Javed holing out to cover in her next over, trying to clear the infield as the rains arrived.last_img read more

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Women’s World Cup 2019: Alex Morgan explains why she used teacup celebration in England semifinal

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: USWNT gives Alyssa Naeher praise for game-changing penalty save Alex Morgan scores her first goal since the opening game and retakes the lead in the Golden Boot race (6 goals, 3 assists)She’s the first player in #FIFAWWC history to score on her birthday 🎂 pic.twitter.com/EGWBNIyaxI— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 2, 2019“I wanted to keep it interesting. I know Megan Rapinoe has the best celebrations,” Morgan told reporters after the game. “I had to step up this game. I felt this team has had so much thrown at them and we didn’t take the easy route to the final this tournament.”The celebration caught the attention of many as fans across the world reacted on Twitter.  Related News Congrats to the #USWNT for earning that tea. On to the final! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/nI8HoMjN1D— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 2, 2019Alex Morgan at the Boston Tea Party (1773) pic.twitter.com/D4s2FgDXai— Chicago Fire (@ChicagoFire) July 2, 2019The U.S. will now advance to the finals Sunday and face the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal game between Sweden and the Netherlands. England will face the loser in the third-place game. Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe could have taken penalty vs. England, Jill Ellis sayscenter_img U.S. women’s national team star Alex Morgan got creative with her goal celebration after she netted USA’s second goal of Tuesday’s semifinal against England. After scoring to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead, she ran with her teammates and then came to a complete stop as she pretended to take a sip of tea with her pinkie up. She appeared to be trolling her opponents, who are known for drinking the beverage.  Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe says she’ll be ready for final after sitting out vs. England with injury read more

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Donald Trump shares image of his head on Rocky Balboa’s body; Twitter responds with punchlines

first_imgpic.twitter.com/11nzKwOCtU— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2019While the president did not include any words with the photo, it appeared to be in response to recent comments he made about his unannounced visit to Walter Reed Medical Center last weekend. During a campaign rally in Florida Tuesday night, Trump said the doctors praised his physique during his exam and asked him to show his “gorgeous chest.”MORE: Robert Kraft calls Donald Trump ‘divisive and horrible’ in leaked recording It also happened to be the anniversary of the iconic “Rocky IV,” which was released Nov. 27, 1985.On this day in 1985, Rocky Balboa shocked the world, knocking out Ivan Drago in the 15th round 🥊 pic.twitter.com/K7km5lWgWZ— ESPN (@espn) November 27, 2019Trump apparently got the image of himself as Rocky from a T-shirt made by American AF. The company claims to be veteran-owned and operated — with “the most AMERICAN collection of clothing the world has ever seen.”Naturally, Twitter had a lot to say in response to the image.😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Wr4X5vNMth— Chocolate GiddyUp (@sweet_cheri_pie) November 27, 2019Perception vs. reality pic.twitter.com/Za6ypL3Hsc— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) November 27, 2019Trump thinks he’s Rocky, but he’s really more of a bloated Ivan Drago. pic.twitter.com/ljIyxwfCkO— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) November 27, 2019His presidency is rocky. The similarities end there.https://t.co/RHDBzURDdz— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) November 27, 2019Yeah, but Rocky actually fought the Russians https://t.co/5U1fj2fc4i— Eric Stangel (@EricStangel) November 27, 2019When you order something online vs when it arrives. pic.twitter.com/7biPe6v4Cm— Matt (@mattd821) November 27, 2019pic.twitter.com/EOjalPTOnr— Cynthia Perkins (@CindyLooHooTwo) November 27, 2019Trump ready to fight for Thanksgiving just like he fought for Christmas pic.twitter.com/k3sWK7IVsH— The Great and Unmatched Wisdom of Nero (@GrowtheFKUP) November 27, 2019 Donald Trump tweeted an image of himself as Rocky Balboa on Wednesday after arriving at his West Palm Beach golf course.The photo shows the president’s head Photoshopped onto the body of the fictional boxer, portrayed by actor Sylvester Stallone in the “Rocky” movie series.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2, 2015

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2, 2015: Friday, July 31, 2015:•8:15 a.m. Officers investigated a violation of a protection order in the 900 block S. Cherry, Wellington by known suspect.•10:35 a.m. Trent M. Bridges, 52, Mayfield, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 34 mph in a 20 mph zone.•11:50 a.m. Officers investigated harassment in the 700 block E. 7th, Wellington by known subject(s).•On July 30, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. Officers took a report of barking dogs in the 1100 block N. Plum, Wellington by known owners.•2:45 p.m. James R. Kessinger Jr., 23, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign and defective signal lamp.•5:45 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Alanah J. Frazier, 18, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Brenda M. Thompson, Milan.•7 p.m. Officers took a report of a dog bite in the 800 block E. 4th, Wellington by known owner.•8:21 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block N. Valentine, Wellington.•8:45 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block E. Harvey, Wellington.Saturday, August 1, 2015•11:33 a.m. Officers investigated obstruction of law enforcement officers in the 200 block N. Plum, Wellington by known suspect.•1:00 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a swing set in the 1100 block N. H, Wellington.•8:19 p.m. Shelby A. McLain, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance.Sunday, August 2, 2015•12:39 a.m. Katie M. Ford,  28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no proof of insurance and defective tag light.•12:50 a.m. Chloe E. Stafford, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective tag light.•3:52 a.m. Philip D. Taylor, 43, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•12:45 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a mower in the 700 block S. Washington, Wellington.•2 p.m. Laci M. Leggett, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.•3:22 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal complaint in the 200 block W. 4th, Wellington.•5:56 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of license tag in the 200 block S. F, Wellington.•5:56 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a mailbox and stand in the 900 block S. Cherry, Wellington.•10:05 p.m. Chase E. B. Levalley, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.•10:55 p.m. Jaden Y. Ohnemiller, 19, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear for defective turn signal and defective brake lamps.last_img read more

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Bayern coach Flick sees Lewandowski as Ballon d’Or winner

first_imgKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick expressed his faith that Robert Lewandowski, who scored two goals in the German Cup final, can win the 2020 Ballon d’Or in Sunday’s interview with German media.After winning their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title, “Die Roten” added another silverware as they smashed Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 on Saturday to take the DFB Cup. The sniper Lewandowski had a perfect performance, scoring twice. In the 59th minute, the Pole surprised Bayer’s custodian Lukas Hradecky from the distance after a long ball by Manuel Neuer, and then Ivan Perisic’s stunning assist allowed “Lewy” to score his second in the closing stages.Flick was delighted with Lewandowski’s performance. “Let’s look at his numbers. He scored 34 goals in the Bundesliga and 51 goals in all competitions. In consequence, he can be the best not only in the league but even in the world. I believe he can win the 2020 Ballon d’Or. I wish him good luck in that referendum,” Flick was quoted as saying by German media.The 55-year-old praised his players for winning the cup. “The way the team played in the last few weeks was sensational; the attitude is just fantastic. What this team is achieving is extraordinary,” the coach commented in an interview with the club’s official website, while Lewandowski emphasized that the team deserved the title. Bayern target a triple as Flick’s men are close to advancing to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.******XINHUAShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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