Crosby, Stills and Nash will perform a special concert, “FOR THE BENEFIT OF WOMEN: A Night of Music Supporting the Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery and Celebrating 30 Years of the Midwives Alliance,” on Wednesday, September 26, 7:30PM at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA (San Carlos at Ninth Ave., 93921).Billed as “An Evening with Crosby, Stills, & Nash,” the event is presented by The Guacamole Fund, and is scheduled for the night before the Midwives Alliance of North America’s (MANA) 2012 conference, running September 27-30 in Asilomar, CA. Reserved seating and special after show Golden Circle Artists Reception are available at the Sunset Center Box office (by phone 831-620-2048 or online at www.sunsetcenter.org). Tickets go on sale at 12:00 noon on Friday, August 31.“FOR THE BENEFIT OF WOMEN” takes place during a series of California dates on Crosby, Stills & Nash’s U.S. Tour, which concludes with four nights at New York City’s Beacon Theatre in October. CSN 2012, a 25-song set presenting the group’s first live performance film in more than 20 years, was released earlier this summer. Captured in high-definition during the early portion of CSN’s 2012 world tour, the set is available worldwide from CSN Records in Blu-ray, DVD/2CD (3 discs), and Digital formats.Speaking about the cause, Graham Nash said, “It makes me immensely proud to be able to join voices with David and Stephen in support of the Midwives. Helping to bring babies safely and securely into this world has been my daughter Nile’s dream since she was seven years old. Day after day she works to bring light and life to this planet and, in her own unique, loving way, change the world.”More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played their first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times—once with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies, respectively. They have also been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, with the honor recognizing both CSN as a group, and each member as individual solo artists.CSN’s music first became a cornerstone of rock ‘n roll with the self-titled 1969 debut LP, one of Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Ever since—through changing times, various configurations, and acclaimed solo careers—Crosby, Stills & Nash have continued to tour and record as “three together.”Source:PR Newswire
Office Depot today revealed the next phase of its multi-faceted anti-bullying partnership with One Direction by announcing sponsorship of the band’s summer movie premiere.The One Direction: This is Us premiere event will take place in New York City and will help benefit the anti-bullying educational component of the strategic partnership.The private after-party will include a Charitybuzz silent auction featuring exclusive celebrity items and experiences. Each band member will donate a personal item, and never-before-seen, life-size signed prints will be among the available items. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Office Depot Foundation’s anti-bullying education efforts, launching in schools this fall.“We’re excited to be part of a program that promotes such an important message: bullying must stop,” said Zayn Malik of One Direction. “From the start of the collaboration, we’ve partnered with Office Depot to create incredible products that communicate our anti-bullying message. The money raised at our movie premiere event will help spread the message to ‘Live Unique’ and to treat each other with respect in schools across America.”“Through our partnership with One Direction and our work with the Office Depot Foundation, we are developing a truly meaningful, anti-bullying program,” said Bob Moore, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer for Office Depot. “We’re excited to join with One Direction to make a difference in students’ lives and appreciate Sony Picture’s partnership in premiering this movie for such an important cause.”“With our premiere event, we not only wanted to celebrate the movie, but find a way to reach out and make a difference. After all, the film is as much about the boys themselves as it is about their music – their humble, compassionate natures shine through,” said George Leon, Executive Vice President, Sony Pictures Consumer Marketing. “That’s why we’re gratified that Office Depot will be sponsoring the event as part of their anti-bullying campaign – this issue is personal to the boys, and we’re thrilled that the event will support it.”A select number of tickets will be available for public purchase via Ticketfly for $500, allowing access to the red carpet premiere and private after-party. For those who would like to meet One Direction, Charitybuzz is auctioning off five event VIP packages, each including two tickets to the red carpet premiere and private after-party, including a photo opportunity with One Direction. The opening bid will start at $675. All proceeds from Ticketfly and Charitybuzz will support the Office Depot Foundation’s anti-bullying education.Office Depot is also giving fans the chance to meet One Direction and attend the movie premiere and private after-party through the One Direction: This Is Us Movie Premiere Sweepstakes currently in stores and online*. Customers can visit an Office Depot store, purchase limited edition items from the 1D + OD product collection and enter the code from their receipt at www.officedepot.com. Five lucky recipients will win a pair of tickets to the movie premiere and private after-party, travel and accommodations to New York City, a $250 stipend and a once-in-a-lifetime photo op with the band. Winners will be announced through early August.The 1D+OD Together Against Bullying back-to-school campaign consists of a limited edition product line helping to raise $1 million for anti-bullying education in schools across America. It also includes an integrated marketing campaign featuring 30- and 70-second PSAs, viral videos and digital assets found at www.officedepot.com/together, a concert ticket sweepstakes, and sponsorship of the One Direction: This is Us movie premiere and private after-party.
Earlier this week, guests gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City for the Food Bank For New York City’s Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner.Jon Bon Jovi, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Stipe, Mike Myers and Aziz AnsariCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThis year’s dinner, hosted by Mario Batali, honored Dan Colen, Joey O’Loughlin and LAVAZZA for their commitment to hunger relief. The evening also featured a special performance by Ledisi.The Can-Do Awards Dinner is instrumental in helping to provide support for the 1.5 million New Yorkers who rely on Food Bank For New York City’s programs and services.Additional attendees of the evening included Jon Bon Jovi, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Myers, Michael Stipe, Katie Lee, Stephanie March, Bryan Greenberg and Debi Mazar among others.
Imagine Dragons will perform at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE New York fundraising gala June 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, with the band’s singer, Dan Reynolds, set to be presented with the Trevor Hero Award.“With President Trump signing the religious liberty executive order last week, and anti-LGBTQ legislation being considered at the state level across the country, we need to reassure LGBTQ youth that they are not alone,” said Steve Mendelsohn, The Trevor Project Interim Executive Director. “There’s an army of allies standing with you, and they include Imagine Dragons band members and Shoshana Bean. We are grateful for advocates like them who are using their platform to counter and spread love.”“To me, equality means equal rights for all and showing love and support for every human being regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, politics, or any other intersecting identities,” Reynolds said. “It’s important to me that I raise my three girls to see no difference in anyone and to only love. Both personally and professionally, I live my life in a way that will hopefully show my daughters that their dad will fight tirelessly until we all truly have equal rights. The Trevor Project award means far more to me than any accolade or accomplishment in my music or life. I want LGBTQ youth to know that they are whole and beautiful. I stand by their side and will do all in my power to be an ally, advocate and friend. Love is love.”TrevorLIVE New York will include a performance from the Tony-nominated musical, “Dear Evan Hansen”; standup from comedian Dana Goldberg; and an original musical number, “I Wish I Were Gay.” We are also proud to present an exclusive first look at the new musical based on the Academy Award-winning film which launched The Trevor Project – “TREVOR the musical.”The fundraiser and gala will be presented by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Deloitte.For more information on the event, click here.
Here is your chance to bid to own a rare, autographed, custom-made jacket worn by Vin Diesel on the red carpet at the Avengers: Infinity War world premiere in Hollywood, CA.Vin Diesel’s Autographed, Custom-Made Jacket The jacket is signed by Vin Diesel, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, Laurence Fishbourne, Tom Hiddleston, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Mackie, and Benedict Wong.Vin Diesel is Groot. The actor channeled his character, sporting this jacket adorned with tiny branches emerging from his chest and shoulders. Diesel was all smiles in the unique look, which he attributed to “the Groot coming out of me.”Avengers: Infinity War is Marvel’s biggest film to date. Passing $1 billion globally in record-breaking time, it is now highest-grossing superhero film ever.Proceeds from the auction will go to the Rohhad Association. ROHHAD Syndrome is an extremely rare life threatening and life limiting disease that presents in children after the age of 1.5 years old. The children it affects are otherwise healthy prior to the onset of symptoms and for sufferers, the diagnosis is considered terminal.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement I had a chance to sit down with Brick himself to speak about his come-up, the new single and what’s next for the new-comer.Check out the single and Q&A below. You can find “No Names” on various streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music. Advertisement Toronto rapper Brick returns just in time for the summer with his new energetic single, “No Names.”Produced by Rosko and Hudson Alexander, the track gives you an in your face, aggressive production that allows Brick to tap into an inverse perspective of when your friends and acquaintances turn to foes.The 8-bit-leaning beat is armed with a blaring 808s and distorted bassline that compliments Brick’s incredible flow. Q&A: BrickHipHopCanada: Now before we get into the new single, I must ask, for those who might not be familiar with you or your music, where did it all start for you?Brick: Um, I’ve been making music since I was like 4, as far as like drums, just doing a lot of percussion work, when I was young and shit. I thought band would be a good idea first year of high school but realized quickly that shit was garbage, they wanted me to play clarinet. Fuck a clarinet. That was around the same time I decided I didn’t want to play other people’s music. I wanted to play mine. I started writing music about 4 years ago based revolving around some negative shit, just trying to make myself take something positive from it and I kind of just woke up one day and was like, “man I think I really love this shit”.HipHopCanada: I had the chance to listen to your previous single “Get Like”, which had a stand out sound to me, how is “No Names” going to differ from “Get Like”?Brick: I appreciate that. The biggest difference is my confidence I would say. “Get it Like” was the start of a rebrand and the end of a hiatus for me. It was also the ending of a time where I was very uncomfortable with my life situation to keep it a hundred. I think it will become evident to listeners with every listen that I’m very comfortable and confident with who I am now. I’m loud and in your face with shit, sometimes awkward, that’s just who I am but I feel like I’ve figured out how to use it as a tool, rather than something I used to suppress. I’m a goof but I’ve learned to embrace it. I am also very white, and I know the stereotypes that come with it. Having more of my personality come through my work will separate me from that boombap and lack of innovation wave that comes to mind I will never ever wear a zephyr snapback or high-top Osiris’ and that’s a promise to my fans.HipHopCanada: What is your approach to writing songs and what was the thought process while you were recording “No Names”?Brick: It’s always changing honestly. I wish I could say I had a set routine but my shit’s all over the place. There isn’t any rhyme or reason to how I write but I write a lot. Everyday. Anything can inspire you if you’re susceptible to your surroundings, so I normally go through my day jotting bars down then completing the concepts I think are strongest. “No Names” specifically came to fruition because of my dude Rosko. Brick Facebook Twitter
APTN National NewsA five-day immersion in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug is under way.KI community members have opened their homes to a group of Canadians in hopes of showing them what life is like on reserves.APTN’s Delaney Windogo has this story on what the visitors are experiencing.
Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsThe Justin Trudeau Liberal government is taking the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to Federal Court over a ruling last month that linked the suicide deaths in a northern Ontario First Nation with Ottawa’s inaction on implementing total equity in health care delivery for Indigenous children.Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Health Minister Jane Philpott issued a joint statement Friday saying the tribunal’s May 26 ruling contained two issues that they, as medical doctors, could not allow to stand and needed clarification from the Federal Court.“Our views on this are informed by our past experiences,” said Philpott, in an interview Friday morning.The ministers took issue with the tribunal’s order that all Jordan’s Principle cases be processed within 48 hours and that the federal departments do away with case conferencing, which it saw as an unnecessary and additional administrative layer.Under Jordan’s Principle, the health care needs of First Nations children are placed ahead of jurisdictional disputes between the federal and provincial governments. It also applies to other public services, including education, early childhood learning and child welfare.The Human Rights Tribunal ruled last year that Ottawa discriminated against First Nation children by underfunding child welfare services on reserve and by failing to provide health care services on par with the rest of the country.The Trudeau Liberals have spent at least $707,000 fighting the tribunal’s order, according to numbers obtained by NDP MP Charlie Angus through an Order Paper question.The previous administration of Stephen Harper went to Federal Court in a failed bid to have the discrimination case, which was filed in 2007, dismissed.Since the 2016 ruling, the tribunal has issued three compliance orders against the Trudeau Liberals over the slow pace of its required changes.Philpott said that while the tribunal’s orders were generally sound, the potential exceptions created too much of a health care risk and forced her government to take the issue to Federal Court.“This is our mechanism to get back to the tribunal to make sure we understand what they are saying,” said Philpott. “We don’t want anything that we agree to, to not be in the best interest of kids.”Philpott said there are some complex cases where 48 hours is just not enough time to get the health care treatment right.“Both of us have been in circumstances where we know that when kids need care there are advantages where that care comes not from an individual, but from team based care.”Cindy Blackstock, head of the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society, said Philpott and Bennett resorted to a “technical argument” aimed at undermining the tribunal’s orders and ruling.“This is a distraction. The federal government has entered zero evidence from the ministers or any other physician suggesting these timelines are problematic,” said Blackstock, who filed the 2007 human rights complaint with the support of the Assembly of First Nations. “They have violated four legal orders to stop the discrimination against vulnerable children and are now launching another technical argument to shirk their responsibilities.”Blackstock said the only physician to file an affidavit was from Dr. Michael Kirlew, who works out of Sioux Lookout, Ont.Kirlew, who provides health care to northern First Nations, linked Ottawa’s failure to fully comply with the tribunal’s order with two suicide deaths of 12-year-old girls in Wapekeka First Nation this past January. Another 12-year-old girl died by suicide last week in the community.“Canada did not challenge Dr. Kirlew’s evidence,” said Blackstock.NDP MP Romeo Saganash said he was “disgusted” by the move to take the issue to Federal Court.“It was unacceptable for Justin Trudeau to ignore the rulings of the Human Rights Tribunal regarding discrimination of First Nations children but I am disgusted to learn that now, Trudeau is taking Tribunal itself to court,” said Saganash. “How desperate can he be to disregard basic human rights of Indigenous People?”Health Canada received an urgent request for help from Wapekeka last summer after community members uncovered a suicide pact. Health Canada officials initially balked at the request.The tribunal, in its May 26 ruling, also made the connection.“While Canada provided assistance once the Wapekeka suicides occurred, the flaws in the Jordan’s Principle process left any chance of preventing the Wapekeka tragedy unaddressed and the tragic events only triggered a reactive response to then provide services,” said the tribunal’s ruling at the time.Philpott said the tribunal made a “factual error in the decision” because it said there was a “refusal to provide funding” to the community.“That funding was never refused,” said Philpott.Philpott said linking the two issues was also an oversimplification.“The roots and causes of these terrible suicides in First Nations will not be solved simply by money and additional health workers. They have to do with deep social injustices, intergenerational trauma, so much inequity,” said Philpott. “Let us not oversimplify this.”Philpott said federal officials have identified 8,800 Jordan’s Principle cases to email@example.com@JorgeBarrera
TORONTO – A Canadian expert in food distribution says he is surprised by how long it is taking for a recall to be issued after one death and dozens of illnesses in recent weeks have been linked to romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli.Sylvain Charlebois, a researcher in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University, says these kinds of outbreaks are particularly dangerous during the holiday season, when people have busy schedules and generally do not watch what they eat.Public health officials first warned of the E. coli outbreak early last week, saying 21 illnesses reported in three provinces were linked to romaine lettuce. Since then, one death and 40 illnesses have been reported in five provinces.The Public Health Agency of Canada is now advising people in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador to consider other types of lettuce until more is known about the outbreak and the cause of contamination.Charlebois says the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) rarely issues mandatory recalls, adding most are done on a voluntary basis because companies want to maintain their reputations with consumers.He says it’s unusual for an outbreak to last more than a week without a recall, suggesting better traceability systems for produce are needed to pinpoint the cause.“E. coli in lettuce is quite fatal — you don’t cook lettuce, so the risks are significant,” he said.Charlebois said there is a growing interest in so-called blockchain systems for grocers in which all distributors share data digitally. In a traditional supply chain system, it can take major retailers such as Walmart about a week to trace the origins of produce because it can change hands up to 10 times before it reaches the store, he said. With the blockchain system, he added, it can take seconds.“So when you have a situation like this, if you are using new technology, you can trace problems very quickly,” he said. “But now we have a case where traceability is probably an issue. … I would say the weakest aspect of our food safety system is traceability.”The Public Health Agency of Canada published a notice online Thursday saying it is collaborating with its provincial counterparts, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to investigate the E. coli outbreak.“Based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to romaine lettuce has been identified as the source of the outbreak, but the cause of contamination has not been identified,” the agency said. “The outbreak appears to be ongoing, as illnesses linked to romaine lettuce continue to be reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada. These illnesses indicate that contaminated romaine lettuce may still be on the market.”So far, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador have each reported 13 cases, Ontario has had eight, New Brunswick five and Nova Scotia one. The agency also said the E. coli cases involve people between four and 80 years old, and 70 per cent are women.Herb Schellhorn, microbiologist and professor at McMaster University, said the outbreak is caused by the most serious strain of E. coli, O157.“This particular strain appeared about 40 years ago and has been a real problem and four per cent of cattle are infected,” he said. “Sometimes lettuce and other vegetables get contaminated and this causes a public health problem.”He said a recall shouldn’t be issued until the source of the contamination can be pinpointed — something he acknowledged is difficult with products with a short shelf life.Schellhorn added that advising people to avoid romaine lettuce is enough until officials can determine the cause.“We need surveillance methodology that works really fast so we prevent human illness of this type,” he said. “This particular strain of E. coli is lethal for people, but not for everybody. … The chief danger is kidney and liver damage caused by this toxigenic strain of E. coli.”
VICTORIA – The noise of pounding jackhammers and the smell of fumes are the unwanted memories of a spring-break cruise through the Panama Canal for a woman and her family from the Victoria area.Cecilia Jenkins said a major construction project began moments after the Norwegian Cruise Line vessel left a dock in Miami, and noise, fumes and dust from the work lasted the entire voyage on the Norwegian Sun.“Grinding, jackhammering,” she said Tuesday. “Lots of noise. Lots of dust.”The voyage ended on Saturday in Los Angeles.A Facebook group called Panama Canal Sun was launched four days before the ship docked. By Tuesday, it had 330 members and some of them had posted pictures and video of renovations taking place on the ship. Several others say the cruise line didn’t disclose the renovations beforehand.Jenkins said the cruise line company provided a letter date March 27 apologizing to the passengers.“We understand that some of these enhancements have affected your experience with us, and we apologize for the inconvenience,” says the letter.In a statement on Tuesday, Norwegian Cruise Line said it is making a “significant investment” in its ships, including the Norwegian Sun.“At Norwegian Cruise Line, we continuously aim to offer the best vacation experience for all our guests,” it says.“While we do our utmost to minimize any impact on the guest experience when these enhancements are taking place, we recognize that in this situation our guests have experienced some inconvenience.”Jenkins said repairs on several of the vessel’s decks and running track started almost immediately.“I don’t think you should be doing any of this on a vacation, especially without telling us,” she said, adding she felt most comfortable when she left the vessel to explore stops in Central America and Mexico.Jenkins said her teenage daughter and husband were with her on the cruise, which cost an estimated $10,000. Her father-in-law and his friend also took the voyage.
MONTREAL – Unifor says it has reached a tentative deal with Resolute Forest Products Inc. that, once approved, will serve as a pattern agreement for workers at pulp and paper mills across the Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic regions.Details of the four-year agreement were not disclosed.The union says they will not be discussed publicly until members have had a chance to vote on the deal. Ratification votes are expected over the coming weeks.Unifor says the priorities in the contract talks were related to wages, vacations, benefits, pensions and job security.Unifor national president Jerry Dias says the tentative agreement will ensure members receive fair compensation.The union estimates some 15,000 members will be affected by the pattern agreement.Companies in this story: (TSX:RFP)
CALGARY – The CEO of Crescent Point Energy Corp. is vowing to work harder to address complaints after shareholders rejected four dissident directors at its annual meeting on Friday, but refused to support the company’s approach to executive pay.Scott Saxberg acknowledged that the Calgary-based company has faced questions for years from investors critical of its spending, debt levels, executive pay and share performance, but insisted it has already made changes and is willing to do more.“We’ve spent a lot of time listening to our shareholders … what they feel we need to do to succeed and improve our share price performance,” he said after the meeting.“And our view is we’re going to meet and exceed those expectations.”He defended the company’s entry into new oilfields in Utah, Saskatchewan and Alberta in the past few years. He said there are no plans to issue new equity and dilute share value in the current environment to pay for any further expansion projects.The company’s annual general meeting in Calgary was closed to the media, but loud applause echoed down the hall as the director voting results were announced.All 10 nominees put forward by the company were elected.Former investment banker Thomas Budd, one of the four defeated dissident nominees, said the action by activist Cation Capital Inc. has drawn attention to the many problems at Crescent Point.“Basically, the board has let Scott do whatever he’s wanted for three years,” he said after the meeting, adding the CEO’s pay hasn’t reflected the company’s troubled share price.He also suggested he owns more stock than the re-elected directors.“I bought stock when it was cheap,” he said. “Those board members that understand the company more than me, where have they been?”Sixty-one per of shareholders voted against a “say-on-pay” motion asking them to endorse the way Crescent Point pays its executives. The company also lost a similar motion at its 2016 annual meeting.Saxberg said he thinks the negative vote on compensation was more of a vote on its share price, which fell nearly 40 per cent in the 12 months before Cation launched its proxy challenge in early April.He said the share price has been hurt because investors lump Crescent Point in with the rest of the Canadian energy sector, which has been dogged by market access concerns, even though the company has few problems getting its mainly light oil production to market in pipelines.Companies in this story: (TSX:CPG)
ST. ALBERT, A.B. – A Dawson Creek man is one of our people facing charges after the RCMP found a ‘chop shop’ operating in the St. Albert area.Over the course of July 24 and 25, the Central Alberta District CRU were investigating a property and a known repeat offender in the St. Albert area. While investigating, the CRU observed minor thefts committed by the four suspect males.On July 24, the four males were arrested. Following their arrest, the investigation by the RCMP determined that two Ford F350s that the males were connected to had been reported stolen. In one case, the vehicle identification number of the truck had been altered. Judicial interim release hearings have been held. Skoro and Gerrior remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in St. Albert on July 30, 2018. Scott and Beckman have been released on a Recognized and are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in St. Albert on July 30, 2018.At the time of his arrest, Ronald Vernon Scott was wanted on an arrest warrant out of Stony Plain. With the assistance of members from St. Albert Detachment, a related residential property on Villeneuve Road was secured in anticipation of a search warrant. On July 25, with the assistance of Edmonton RCMP Auto Theft Unit and the Wetaskiwin and St. Albert RCMP, the Central Alberta District CRU executed a search warrant. A stolen utility trailer along with parts from a GMC Sierra were seized.Four males are facing charges as follows:44-year-old Trevor Wayne Skoro of St. Albert, is charged with five counts of possession of property obtained by crime; as well as, tampering with a vehicle identification number and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)48-year-old Ronald Vernon Scott of Alberta Beach is charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)50-year-old Wally Allen Gerrior of St. Albert, is charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)29-year-old Darcy Todd Beckman of Dawson Creek, is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
Canadian Natural owns 20 percent of the joint venture, Total holds 45 percent, Qatar Petroleum owns 25 percent and Main Street, a South African consortium, has 10 percent.Canadian Natural says its portion of the cost of the exploration well in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometres off the southern coast of South Africa, is covered by its agreements with the other partners.Total drilled a first well into the block in 2014 but had to plug and suspend it due to mechanical issues on the drilling rig. The exploration block covers an area of 19,000 square kilometres, with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 metres. CALGARY, A.B. – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. says its partner in a deepwater offshore drilling project in South Africa is reporting a “significant gas condensate” discovery.The Calgary-based company best known for its Alberta oilsands production traded an ownership stake in the offshore exploration block known for its challenging sea conditions to Total S.A. in 2013, in return for the French oil giant taking over as operator and covering initial exploration costs.Kevin McLachlan, Total’s senior vice-president of exploration, says in a news release that the discovery is “a new world-class gas and oil play,” adding the company and its partners plan to acquire 3D seismic scans this year, followed by up to four more exploration wells.
UPDATE – The freezing rain warning has ended.GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB. – Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for parts of the Alberta Peace.The warning covers Beaverlodge, Hythe, Demmitt, Sexsmith, La Glace, Grande Prairie and Wembley. An area of rain will move through the Grande Prairie and Grande Cache region this morning. Temperatures are near or slightly below zero giving local freezing rain. Freezing rain will end this morning.For updates on highway conditions in Alberta, visit 511.alberta.caIssued at 2019-04-06 12:26 UTC by Environment Canada:Freezing rain warning issued for:Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and Demmitt, Alta. (077111)Co. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La Glace, Alta. (077112)Co. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and Wembley, Alta. (077113)Current details:Freezing rain is expected or occurring.An area of rain will move through the Grande Prairie and Grande Cache region this morning. Temperatures are near or slightly below zero giving local freezing rain. Freezing rain will end this morning.Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ABstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ABStorm.More details on the alert are available here.
Crews are headed to the outage, but there is no estimate on when power will be restored. The cause remains under investigation.For updates on the outage, visit www.bchydro.com/outages UPDATE – Power has been restored.FORT NELSON, B.C. – A large power outage is affecting most of Fort Nelson.According to B.C. Hydro, the outage is affecting 2,313 customers in the community and started at about 3:43 p.m. The interruption covers most of the community, including the airport and industrial area as you enter the community.
Ghaziabad: A 23-year-old cricketer with Mumbai Cricket Academy was allegedly thrashed inside his house in Mukundnagar area of Ghaziabad on Thursday evening. Cops said that the accused persons allegedly barged into the house of sportsman and thrashed the male members of family while they misbehaved with female family members.According to police, the victim has been identified as Prashant Tiwari. Tiwari had earlier been part of Mumbai Indians team of Indian Premiere League (IPL) in 2018 and but was dropped due to his shoulder injury last year. However, his family members claimed that he was supposed to play against the upcoming 2019 IPL matches from MI team. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPrabhat Tiwari, victim’s brother said that the accused persons live in their neighbourhood and were jealous of Prashant’s success. “Me and my brother Prashant were having a friendly fight with each other inside our house around 4 pm after Holi celebrations. Two brothers Sanjeev and Mandeep, who live in our neighbourhood, were standing in their balcony at that time. Both of them started shouting on us and used abusive words. When we questioned, both of them, accompanied by their other family members, barged into our home and thrashed us badly. They vandalised our house and also misbehaved with female family members,” said Prabhat. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsPrabhat added that during the fight, Prashant was critically injured while veins of his left hand were also punctured by the accused persons. “The accused persons were very violent and attacked my brother badly. They damaged the window panes and with the broken glass they started attacking my brother which injured him badly. He was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital where doctors admitted him to Intense Care Unit (ICU). The veins of his left hand were punctured during the fight. By Friday evening, his condition was brought to stable by the doctors and he was shifted to private ward,” added Prashant. Meanwhile, police have registered a case against four persons of a family. “Following the incident, a case under section 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused persons at Sihani Gate police station while further investigations into the case are underway,” said Sanjay Pandey, Station House Officer of Sihani Gate police station. Tiwari started playing cricket in 2009 and joined Mumbai Cricket Academy in 2012. He had been among the standby players of MI team in 2018 IPL but didn’t get a chance to play any match during the league. He was under medical supervision because of his shoulder injury from December 2018.
Barcelona: FC Barcelona booked their berth in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in four years riding Lionel Messi’s brilliance, while Ajax stunned Juventus to keep their juggernaut rolling. Messi netted twice in a 3-0 home win on Tuesday as Barcelona sealed a 4-0 aggregate victory and will meet either Porto or Liverpool in the last four. Messi collected a misplaced pass from Ashley Young to curl it into the bottom corner in the 16th minute. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhUnited were all over the place as another lapse from the away side’s defence four minutes later cost them as Messi fired a shot from outside the box, which squirmed under goalkeeper David de Gea who made a rare gaffe. Philippe Coutinho rounded off the utterly convincing victory for the Catalans by curling into the top corner in the second half. This is, at a rough estimate, the fourth iteration of Messi, the latest in a series of upgrades. It is easy to forget, given the scale of his achievements since, that the Messi who emerged all those years ago was a winger: the Messi who was considered too small, too slight, who roamed Barcelona’s right flank, away from the monsters of the middle. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIt was Pep Guardiola who took the risk, demoting two of the great strikers of their generations, Samuel Eto’o and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, so that Messi might play centrally. It was a move so radical, so unorthodox, that a term had to be coined — or at least borrowed from Italy — to explain it. Messi’s first rebirth was as a “false 9.” Meanwhile, Ajax continued their giant killing act after eliminating Real Madrid by producing a spell-binding display of passing football to win 2-1 away to Juventus. Reaching the last-four stage for the first time since 1996/97, Ajax’s 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt headed the winner from the corner in the 67th minute of the quarter-final second leg as the Dutch side came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win. Cristiano Ronaldo, aiming for a fourth consecutive Champions League title after winning the last three with Real Madrid, gave Juventus the lead ahead in the 28th minute with an emphatic header, his sixth goal of the competition. But Donny van de Beek levelled six minutes later before the visitors swept Juventus aside in the second half. “Can we can go on to win the competition? Well, we are in the semi-finals now. And we have eliminated two of the favourites in the last two rounds. “The next games will be very difficult, but so were these ones. So who knows,” said De Ligt after the game.
Chennai: Polling for the high stakes by-election to four constituencies in Tamil Nadu will get underway on Sunday.While the by-polls to 18 seats were held along with Lok Sabha polls on April 18 in the state, four other assembly segments — Sulur, Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram (SC) and Thiruparankundram go for polls on May 19. The Sulur seat fell vacant in March following the death of AIADMK MLA R Kanakaraj who died following cardiac arrest. Ottapidaram(SC) constituency is represented by disqualified AIADMK MLA Sundararaj while Thirupparankundram legislator A K Bose also belonging to AIADMK died last year. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadAravakurichi is represented by Senthil Balaji, a disqualified AIADMK legislator who has joined DMK. According to Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo, a total of 137 candidates are in fray in the assembly constituencies wit Aravakurichi leading with 63 MLA aspirants. A total of 15,939 police personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order. The outcome of the by-polls to a total of 22 seats will decide the future political course in Tamil Nadu as the results would determine the continuance of the two year-old Palaniswami government. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiArch rivals AIADMK and DMK have left no stone unturned to ensure victory, with their leaders, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and DMK President M K Stalin embarking on a hectic campaign trail in order to win the race. AIADMK rebel and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader T T V Dhinakaran, Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam, actor-director Seeman’s Naam Tamizhar Katchi have fielded candidates in the four constituencies, making it a multi-cornered contest. The campaign trail turned hot in its last leg, after Haasan stoked a major political row with his Hindu extremist remarks, labelling Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse as one. He had said “free India’s first extremist” was Godse and that he was a Hindu, drawing strong condemnation from BJP and the AIADMK, even as cases were filed against Haasan. He, however, found support from the Congress’ state unit and rationalist outfit Dravidar Kazhagam. In the 234-member Tamil Nadu assembly with 22 vacancies, the AIADMK has a strength of 113, excluding the Speaker.