Cheniere Presses Ahead with Third Train at Corpus Christi

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Cheniere/Youtube Screenshot Houston-based energy company Cheniere Energy is moving forward with its plans to add a third train at its Corpus Christi liquefaction project.Now that the company’s board of directors made a positive Final Investment Decision (FID) with respect to Train 3, Cheniere will give the green light to Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals to continue construction which began in late 2017 under limited notice to proceed.This represents the first FID on new liquefaction capacity in the United States since 2015, Cheniere said.“Moving forward with the construction of Train 3 at Corpus Christi reinforces our position as the leader in U.S. LNG,” said Jack Fusco, Cheniere’s President and Chief Executive Officer.“We continue to see significant tailwinds in the global LNG market and look forward to delivering additional growth and value to shareholders.”In order to finance the development of the three trains and associated infrastructure, Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings, Cheniere’s wholly owned subsidiary, secured amendments to the company’s loans bringing the credit facilities to USD 6.1 billion.The company added that the remaining costs of the CCL Project would be funded from its amended equity contribution agreement with Corpus Christi Holdings, and from cash flows generated by Trains 1 and 2 of the CCL Project after they are placed into service.Each train is expected to have a nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 mtpa of LNG.last_img read more

Sri Lanka Japan India to Develop Colombo South Port

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Sri Lanka Ports Authority Sri Lanka, Japan, and India have reached an agreement to cooperate on the development of Colombo South Port’s East Container Terminal (ECT) in Sri Lanka.The governments of the respective countries signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the matter on May 28, reflecting the longstanding good will and cooperation among the parties.Japan has provided cooperation for the development of the Jaya Container Terminal since the 1980’s, while around 70% of Colombo Port’s transshipment business is India-related.Sri Lanka, Japan and India will work together for further development of the Colombo Port and contribute to further regional prosperity and stability of global trading networks.Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) retains 100% ownership of East Container Terminal. The Terminal Operations Company (TOC) conducting all East Container Terminal operations is jointly owned by Sri Lanka, with a 51% stake, and the joint venture partners with a 49% stake.SLPA said that the three governments would work out details based on the MOC at joint working group meetings, and advance their cooperation towards early commencement of work and operation of the ECT.last_img read more

Brain Repair Centre Opens Neuroimaging Research Lab

first_imgECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT–Brain Repair Centre Opens NeuroimagingResearch Lab Researchers and government officials gathered at the QueenElizabeth II (QEII) Health Sciences Centre in Halifax today, Dec.9, to officially open Canada’s newest Neuroimaging ResearchLaboratory, home to one of the most powerful human imagingmagnets in the world. The 4 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system andaccompanying lab hold the potential to advance research thatcould benefit millions of people who suffer from brain disorders. The sophisticated brain-imaging infrastructure complements areasof unique expertise in the region, including the Halifax-basedBrain Repair Centre’s (BRC) neurotransplantation program, theonly centre of its kind in Canada and one of only four worldwide. “This new lab anchors the work of the Brain Repair Centre andreinforces the region’s status as a pioneer in the field of brainrepair research and neuroimaging technology,” said Premier JohnHamm. “The lab represents a potential source of new medicines,new cures, and new life-saving treatments for people around theworld. “The lab is already attracting top-flight researchers to ourgrowing life sciences sector — a brain gain that, over time,will create a broad range of health and economic benefits for theprovince,” the premier added. “This is a model of innovation and collaboration for AtlanticCanada, as well as the rest of the country,” said Allan Rock,Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the NationalResearch Council (NRC). “The strategic partnership of NRC, with leading researchers andinstitutions in the region, is advancing the frontier ofneuroscience and neuroimaging, firmly positioning Halifax andCanada as leaders in these fields,” said Robert Thibault,Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. The partnership contributed $10.05 million for the development ofa state-of-the-art 4 Tesla MRI system and accompanying researchfacilities. NRC’s contribution of $8.45 million includes $4.2 million for theMRI system and $4 million for several research and technicalpositions and operating costs, ensuring the sustainability of theproject. The NRC-Industrial Research Assistance Program, involvedin the development of phases of the Brain Research Centre, helpeddevelop initial business plans, organizational framework andcluster possibilities, and provided more than $500,000 infunding. The province invested $1.25 million in construction ofthe lab as part of its economic growth strategy, Opportunitiesfor Prosperity, which encourages commercialization of researchand innovation in the life sciences. The QEII Foundation and NRC also contributed $350,000 and$250,000 respectively, to the construction costs on land donatedby Capital Health adjacent to the Halifax Infirmary site of theQEII. “The neuroimaging lab should be a source of pride for both theregion and the rest of Canada,” said Dr. Ivar Mendez, professorand head of the division of neurosurgery at Dalhousie Universityand chair of the BRC. “We now have the best minds working withthe most innovative technology to research ways of curingformerly incurable brain disorders. The future is truly ours tochart.” The ultra-high-field MRI and functional imaging centre givesresearchers the ability to probe further and more effectivelythan ever before, and could lead to research discoveries thatbenefit people around the world who suffer from brain disorderssuch as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases,multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cancer, spinal-cord injury, visiondisorders, stroke and serious mental illness. These advances arealso expected to foster significant commercial potential,including the development of surgical and medical devices,pharmaceutical products, innovative imaging technologies andrelated software, and stem-cell technologies. “As a key partner in this initiative, we are enhancing thestrength of neuroscience researchers and clinicians in the regionand supporting their efforts to improve the diagnosis andtreatment of neurological disorders affecting millions ofCanadians,” said Dr. Arthur Carty, NRC president. “This supportwill pay dividends for science, technology, and the economy.” “Research is an integral part of our mission to improve thehealth and care of Atlantic Canadians,” said Capital Health CEO,Don Ford. “The neuroimaging laboratory will truly be a magnet forrecruiting staff, bringing new opportunities to our region, andultimately benefiting medical science and patient care.” “The work underway at the new lab represents the innovation andcollaboration that has made us unique and a world-renowned centreof excellence in the field,” said Tom Traves, president ofDalhousie University. “The lab provides opportunities for a rangeof training and research activities that will enhance theuniversity’s mission and our connection to the community,” addedDr. Traves. The Brain Repair Centre is a multidisciplinary collaborationlinking world-class researchers and physicians specializing inthe field of brain repair. Individuals involved range fromsurgeons who replace human brain tissue to recover lostcapabilities, to scientists in the field of imaging, stem-cellneurobiology, pharmacology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, neurology,and cognitive neuroscience. The MRI project adds to the growingresearch infrastructure, attracting researchers and physicianswith strong institutional and commercial ties who will sharetheir expertise, resources, and partnerships to advance the fieldof brain repair. The partners represented at the grand opening today — IndustryCanada and the NRC, Nova Scotia Economic Development, CapitalHealth, Dalhousie University, the QEII Foundation, and the BrainRepair Centre — demonstrate the effectiveness of this model ofsuccessful collaboration. read more

New Queens Counsel Appointments

first_imgJustice Minister Michael Baker announced today, Dec. 22, the 13 recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) designation. “These men and women have earned the respect of their colleagues and clients and have demonstrated the qualities of integrity and leadership,” said Mr. Baker. “Both through their professional accomplishments and their community involvement, they have advanced legal scholarship, teaching and continuing legal education. I’m proud to recognize their contributions.” The appointees, their firms and the year they were called to the bar include: Recommendations for Q.C. appointments are made to cabinet by a nine-member advisory committee. Criteria include a minimum of 15 years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia, demonstrated professional integrity, good character and outstanding contributions to the practice of law. Martin Ward, Department of Justice (Canada), 1976; Keith Evans, KMC Oiltools Canada Inc., 1980; Jean Beeler, Weldon McInnis, 1981; Malcolm Jeffcock, Nova Scotia Legal Aid, 1981; Marci Lin Melvin, Nova Scotia Legal Aid, 1982; David Coles, Boyne Clarke, 1985; James Musgrave, Cox Hanson O’Reilly Matheson, 1985; Edward Gores, Department of Justice (Nova Scotia), 1986; Ian Holloway, University of Western Ontario, 1986; Daniel MacRury, Public Prosecution Service, 1986; Lynn Reierson, Reierson Schurman, 1987; Robert Patzelt, Scotia Investments Ltd., 1988; Augustus (Gus) Richardson, Huestis Ritch, 1990.last_img read more

Three Cumberland County Paving Projects Scheduled

first_imgThe Department of Transportation and Public Works has scheduled three paving contracts worth $4,595,223 that will have Cumberland County motorists driving on almost 20 kilometres of stronger, smoother roads. Major construction will start in early August on a $2,238,643 contract awarded to Chapman Bros. Construction Ltd. for repaving on Route 302 from the intersection of Athol Road, north for 8.8 kilometres to the intersection of Trider Road. Also included in the contract is paving on the following streets in the Village of Maccan: Riverside Road, Station Road, Hillside Road, and Rink Road (a total of about 1.5 kilometres). Preliminary work has started on another contract awarded to Dexter Construction. The $1,390,620 contract is for repaving on Route 209, east of Fox Point Road, for about six kilometres. The majority of the work will take place in August. Also scheduled for August is work on a $965,960 paving contract awarded to Cumberland Paving and Contracting Ltd. It is for repaving on Trunk 2 from the intersection of Fort Lawrence Road for 3.6 kilometres to the Amherst town line. “Upgrading the province’s highways is a top priority with this government,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “This year we are spending $177 million in road construction.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Province Launches Problem Gambling Marketing Campaign

first_imgNew radio, TV and print advertisements will be among the measures used to encourage Nova Scotians who are at-risk of developing a gambling problem, and those who already have problems, to get the help they need. Barry Barnet, the Minister of Health Promotion and Protection, officially launched the new provincewide marketing campaign today, Sept. 26, at Province House. “We are committed to reducing the number of problem gamblers in our province,” said Mr. Barnet. “This campaign will stop problem behaviour before it starts by targeting those who are most at risk and enlisting the support of their friends and family in supporting them get the help they need.” In 2005 the province announced A Better Balance: Nova Scotia’s First Gaming Strategy. Prevention is a key element of the strategy. The new marketing campaign targets Nova Scotians aged 19 to 34 who are at risk of developing a problem and also encourages current problem gamblers to seek help. A series of television and radio advertisements will air around the province and print ads will be placed in strategic locations to directly appeal to the target audience. “This is a comprehensive campaign that was well researched to ensure our messages are the most effective they can be,” said Robert Graham, problem gambling manager with the Department of Health Promotion and Protection. “We are confident this campaign will touch those Nova Scotians who are at risk and encourage them to re-evaluate their gambling habits while providing information to those who already have problems and need help.” Allura Communications and Marketing of Halifax developed the campaign based on research collected by Focal Research. Focal Research conducted a series of focus groups and surveyed Nova Scotians around the province. The ads and accompanying website www.yellowflag.ca will begin this week.last_img read more

Artistic Gymnastic Team Named for Canada Games

first_img The team is coached by 2004 Olympian, and senior national team member, David Kikuchi of Fall River. Vaughn Arthur of Halifax is the team manager. The men’s team has attended a number of training camps, including a week session in December, led by former Olympian Ken Ikeda from B.C. “We are hoping for some really good performances,” said Kikuchi. “Three members of our team have been to the Canada Games before, so we hope their experience will inspire the entire team to achieve its best.” Both the men’s and women’s teams will travel to P.E.I. this weekend for a competition. The final women’s artistic gymnastic team, selected after a two-day competition in November, is as follows: Jennifer Boone, Hammonds Plains Lindy Harrington, Fall River Alexa Jollimore, Waverley Kirsten Melnyk, Stillwater Lake Paulina Miller, Halifax Alison Sanford, Sackville Erica Saulnier, Cole Harbour Women’s team coach Susie Gallagher of Halifax will accompany the gymnasts, along with team manager Patti Healey of Lower Sackville. “Our team has grown a lot in the past few months from competitions and training,” said Gallagher. “In fact, just before the Games, we’re taking the team to a competition in Florida, which will help them get more experience.” Team Nova Scotia 2007 has 290 members — 213 athletes, 36 coaches, 23 managers, three artists and 15 mission staff. See the team’s website at ns.canadagames.ca for the latest information on Team Nova Scotia. The Canada Games is the country’s largest amateur multi-sport event. More than 3,600 athletes, coaches and managers will gather in Whitehorse to compete for 1,122 medals in 22 sports. Evan Cruz, Halifax Ian Downie, Brookside Grant Hawkins, Fall River Liam Hawkins, Fall River Devin Mitchell, Dartmouth Daryoush (Alex) Sehatzadeh, Dartmouth Greg Turney, Hammonds Plains Fourteen gymnasts will represent Nova Scotia at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon from Feb. 23 to March 10. The final men’s artistic gymnastic team, selected in November, is as follows:last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Pictou County

first_imgPICTOU COUNTY: Highway 106 A 7.2 kilometre section of Highway 106, from Highway 104, North to Exit 2 (including West Bound Ramps on Highway 104 and ramps at Exit 1A and Exit 2 on Highway 106), will be reduced to one lane for cold planing, installation of rumble strips, patching and repaving from Wednesday, April 21 until Saturday, July 31. Traffic delays are expected and motorists should use caution when travelling through the construction zone. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. Local Area Office: 902-752-6224 -30-last_img

New Legislation Helps Families Live Greener

first_imgAmendments to two acts and a new bill that will help families save money and reduce their carbon footprint were introduced today, Nov. 25. “Nova Scotians want to do what they can to save money and contribute to a better environment,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks. “We want to make it easier for them to use clotheslines and take transit wherever possible.” Amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter will allow homeowners in HRM to finance solar hot water heating systems through their tax bills. This will be the first program of its kind in Canada. “HRM is leading the way to greener living with this exciting new program, and the province is pleased to support it,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Ramona Jennex. An Act to Prevent Prohibitions on the Use of Clotheslines will allow all homeowners in the province to use clotheslines, regardless of restrictive covenants. Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act will ensure transit vehicleshave the right-of-way when re-entering traffic on streets andhighways across Nova Scotia. The bills are part of the government’s Suburban Priorities Initiative.last_img read more

Province HRM Police Discuss Violence

first_imgMunicipal and policing partners in Halifax met with Ross Landry, Minister of Justice, on Wednesday, June 8, to again focus on enhancing public safety after recent incidents of violence and firearms use. This is the second meeting this spring that Mr. Landry has had with Halifax Regional Police Chief Frank Beazley, RCMP Supt. Brian Brennan, Criminal Operations Officer, Supt. Darrell Beaton, Halifax district detachment of the RCMP, and HRM Mayor Peter Kelly, on the topic. “Escalating violence and use of guns on the streets concerns us all and that’s why we continue to meet to discuss these issues,” said Mr. Landry. “I have been assured that all steps are being taken by HRP and the RCMP to tackle this serious problem and remove guns from our streets.” Mayor Kelly noted that recent opinion polls show most HRM residents feel they live in a safe community. “Residents have confidence that the police are protecting them and keeping our streets secure,” Mayor Kelly said. “For their part, police continue to adapt successful existing techniques and introduce imaginative new initiatives in their crime-fighting efforts.” The mayor added that police cannot do the job alone. The co-operation of citizens with information about crimes, violent or otherwise, is vital. Policing partners are working collaboratively to investigate fully every incident and to develop a strategy to get guns off the streets. “Public safety remains our main priority and that is why we continue to implement our crime reduction strategy,” said Supt. Beaton. “The efforts of specialized units like the quick response and street crime teams are helping to bring those responsible for violent crime to justice and shut down their activity.” The strategy involves short- and long-term measures to identify the root causes of violence to help develop a solution to enhance public safety. “The HRM Public Safety Office is implementing its public safety strategic plan, which is a holistic approach designed to address the root causes of crime,” said Chief Beazley. “It brings together different levels of government and the many social agencies that all have a role to play in public safety in HRM.” The strategy includes community meetings to help build awareness and encourage residents to be part of the solution. Mr. Landry has offered additional provincial resources, if required. Mr. Landry and Mayor Kelly will continue to meet on the issue.last_img read more

La commission détude sur la cyberintimidation lance un questionnaire et un site

first_imgLe gouvernement provincial invite les Néo-Écossais à lui faire part de leurs idées et de leurs expériences en matière de cyberintimidation par l’entremise d’un nouveau site Web et d’un questionnaire lancés aujourd’hui, 10 juin. «Nous faisons face à un très grave problème et nous voulons que les Néo-Écossais nous fassent part de l’impact de la cyberintimidation sur leur vie, a déclaré la ministre de l’Éducation, Ramona Jennex. Ensemble, nous pouvons prévenir ce type de harcèlement. » La commission d’étude et le groupe de travail sur la cyberintimidation se serviront des renseignements tirés des questionnaires pour formuler des recommandations à l’intention de la ministre de l’Éducation. En plus du questionnaire, le site Web aura les coordonnées des organismes partenaires et du Service Jeunesse j’écoute ainsi que des liens à ces organismes. « J’ai déjà reçu les commentaires de nombreux Néo-Écossais qui sont préoccupés par la cyberintimidation et qui souhaitent offrir leur aide d’une façon ou d’une autre, a dit Wayne MacKay, président de la commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation. Le site Web permettra aux gens de communiquer et de transmettre leurs idées et leurs suggestions sur la façon de réduire l’ampleur du problème. » En avril dernier, Mme Jennex avait annoncé la création d’une commission d’étude pour se pencher sur le problème de la cyberintimidation. Elle avait demandé qu’on lui présente un rapport avant la fin de l’année. Le questionnaire est disponible à l’adresse http://cyberbullying.novascotia.ca/fr/survey . Pour en apprendre plus sur la commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation, consultez le cyberbullying.novascotia.ca/fr.last_img read more

Les ambulanciers paramédicaux demandent aux gens dappeler le 911 en cas durgences

first_imgLes Néo-Écossais peuvent recevoir de meilleurs soins plus tôt et contribuer à la sûreté générale en appelant le 911 en cas d’urgences médicales. « Nous sommes préoccupés par le nombre de gens qui se rendent eux-mêmes en voiture à un centre de déploiement des ambulances des Services de santé d’urgence (SSU)ou à l’hôpital ou qui y conduisent un proche au lieu d’appeler le 911, souligne Tim Bayers, gestionnaire principal, opérations et déploiement provinciaux, Services de santé d’urgence. Si l’état de santé du patient empire, vous ne pouvez pas vous occuper de vous-même ou d’une autre personne pendant que vous conduisez, et il pourrait être difficile pour les ambulanciers paramédicaux de vous trouver si vous êtes en déplacement, étant donné qu’il y a plusieurs chemins possibles pour se rendre à l’hôpital. » Puisque le conducteur peut être distrait, il y a alors un risque pour la sécurité du conducteur, du patient et du public, de souligner M. Bayers. Le ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être, David Wilson, ambulancier paramédical pendant de nombreuses années, dit qu’en cas d’urgence médicale, il faut appeler le 911, rester sur place et attendre que les ambulanciers arrivent. « Écoutez les instructions des agents de communications en soins médicaux et suivez-les, ajoute M. Wilson. De cette manière, le personnel d’urgence peut prendre des mesures de première nécessité et peut-être même des mesures qui pourraient sauver une vie, ce qui ne peut pas se produire si vous vous rendez vous-même à l’hôpital ou si vous y conduisez quelqu’un. » Se rendre à l’hôpital en voiture en cas d’urgence médicale peut aussi retarder les soins d’urgence. En plus de ne pas être en communication avec un préposé du 911, les ambulanciers paramédicaux des SSU pourraient être en train de répondre à un appel et ne pas être à leur centre de déploiement pour recevoir un patient. Le gouvernement rend les voyages en ambulance plus accessibles pour les Néo-Écossais en éliminant les frais pour beaucoup de gens qui ont un faible revenu et en réduisant les frais pour ceux qui vivent dans des établissements de soins de longue durée ou dont la mobilité est réduite. Les préposés du 911 sont des agents de communications en soins médicaux d’urgence très bien formés qui peuvent donner des instructions importantes et fournir aux ambulanciers des renseignements sur le patient. Les gens devraient appeler le 911 quand : Beaucoup de personnes à faible revenu peuvent se voir exempter des frais de transport en ambulance en vertu d’un nouveau Programme d’aide au paiement des frais de transport en ambulance. Celles qui doivent être transportées à l’hôpital à partir d’un foyer de soins infirmiers ou d’un établissement de soins pour bénéficiaires internes paient maintenant 50 $ au lieu de 134,52 $. Celles qui ne peuvent se rendre en voiture à un rendez-vous médical nécessaire et qui ont besoin d’une ambulance pour le faire paient maintenant 100 $ au lieu de 168,14 $. La plupart des Néo-Écossais détenteurs d’une carte santé valide paient 134,52 $ pour un transport d’urgence à l’hôpital. Le programme RESTORE aide les patients victimes de crise cardiaque à recevoir plus rapidement des traitements qui pourraient leur sauver la vie. Le Projet de soins paramédicaux prolongés offre aux personnes âgées qui vivent dans des foyers infirmiers de la Municipalité régionale d’Halifax des soins d’urgence prodigués à leur chevet. Des programmes paramédicaux communautaires, tels que les centres de soins d’urgence concertés, permettent aux gens dans les localités rurales d’avoir accès à des services de soins de santé primaires par le truchement d’infirmiers paramédicaux et d’infirmières praticiennes, en collaboration avec des médecins situés ailleurs. Par le truchement du Projet d’échange d’information MedicAlert, les infirmiers paramédicaux peuvent consulter et mettre à jour le dossier MedicAlert d’un patient afin d’obtenir des données essentielles telles que les allergies, les médicaments et les coordonnées du médecin. Le plan De meilleurs soins plus tôt de la Province a permis de lancer plusieurs programmes pour que les Néo-Écossais reçoivent les soins d’urgence dont ils ont besoin quand ils en ont besoin. l’état du patient fait qu’il risque de mourir ou de perdre un membre; l’état du patient pourrait s’aggraver en chemin vers l’hôpital; le simple fait de déplacer le patient pourrait aggraver ses blessures; le patient pourrait bénéficier des soins et d’un traitement assurés par des ambulanciers paramédicaux. Le système des Services de santé d’urgence de la Nouvelle-Écosse est un chef de file de renommée internationale dans la prestation de soins préhospitaliers.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103, from Exit 20 in Summerville west to Port Joli, are reduced to one lane until Saturday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 102, Night Work Sections of the Halifax-bound lanes of Highway 102, between Exit 5 at Fall River and Exit 4-C at Glendale Avenue and Duke Street, are reduced to one lane during night hours. On weekdays, lane reductions begin at 7 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. On weekends, the lane reductions are from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Delays are possible during construction. Travel with caution and use an alternate route if possible. Work will be completed this fall. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118, Fall River The Highway 118 overpass over Perrin Drive in Fall River is reduced to one lane in each direction during repairs until Saturday, July 18. Two lanes are open during peak hours. For inbound lanes, it is 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, for outbound lanes. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from about five kilometres north of the Port Hastings Rotary at Creignish, north for 6.5 kilometres, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. KINGS COUNTY: Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville Gaspereau River Road, Wolfville, is closed between Greenfield Road and Black River Road to replace a culvert until Tuesday, Aug. 4. Detour via White Rock Road. NEW WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104, Eastbound Lanes Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, between Exit 19 at Salt Springs and Exit 20 at Greenhill, are reduced to one lane for repaving. Speed limit through the construction zone is 80 km/h and drivers should use extra caution. Work is scheduled for completion by the end of July. HANTS COUNTY: New Cheverie Road New Cheverie Road is reduced to one lane for repaving until Monday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Malagash Road Malagash Road, from Smith Road to Purdys Loop Road, is reduced to one lane for chip sealing until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Trunk 4, near Londonderry Sections of Trunk 4, near Londonderry, between Baseline Road and Highway 104, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repair and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice because of a collapsed culvert. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Sections of the southbound lanes of Highway 102 from Exit 11 at Stewiacke to the Colchester County line are reduced to one lane for rumble strip installation until Friday, July 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Route 289 Sections of Route 289, from Pictou/Colchester county line west for almost six kilometres, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. A flag person is on site. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue to Victoria Road to Ward Road. PICTOU COUNTY: Glenfallach Road Sections of Glenfallach Road, from Woodburn Road to Frasers Mountain Branch Road, for almost one kilometre, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Barnhill Bridge Barnhill Bridge, about three kilometres north of Trunk 2 on Belmont Road, is closed for repairs until Wednesday, July 24. Detour signs are in place. HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Meadow Road Meadow Road, from Cooks Brook Road to Route 224, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. PICTOU COUNTY: River John Road Sections of River John Road, from Meadowville Station Road to Scotch Hill Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CONTINUING WORK HANTS/COLCHESTER COUNTIES: Whittenburg Road Sections of Whittenburg Road in Lower Stewiacke, from Route 224 north for about four kilometres to the Colchester County line, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving. Drivers must reduce speed and be prepared to stop in the construction zone. The work is from sunrise to sunset and is expected to be finished by Wednesday, Sept. 30. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Grand Lake Road Starting Monday, July 6, Grand Lake Road (Trunk 4), from the Gardner intersection east for about three kilometres, will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes for repaving and upgrading. Upgrade work will also be done on Murphy Road, Windemere Drive and the Yolanda Drive intersection. Traffic control people are on site, but delays are possible. Drivers should allow extra time or use alternate routes if possible. Work takes place from dawn until dusk. Work is expected to be completed by the end of August. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner BridgeWork has begun on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The existing bridge is open, but there may be occasional, brief closures during construction. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. The new two-lane bridge will be completed this year. COLCHESTER/CUMBERLAND: Highway 104 Traffic on sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from west of Exit 8 at Westchester to the Mines Bass River Road underpass, are reduced to one lane for guardrail repairs and repaving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4 Starting Monday, July 6, Trunk 4, near Big Pond, from west of the intersection of Glen Albert Drive west for about 2.8 kilometres will be reduced to one lane for repaving and upgrading. Traffic control people will be on site, but delays are possible. Work takes place from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of the eastbound lanes of Highway 104, from Exit 20 at Alma for 4.4 kilometres, are reduced to one lane for bridge repairs and paving until Friday, July 31. Speed through the work zone is reduced from 110 km/h to 80 km/h. Motorists are reminded that speeding fines are doubled in construction zones. Work will take place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Frasers Mountain Branch Road Sections of Frasers Mountain Branch Road, from the intersection of Frasers Mountain Road to Glenfallach Road for about three kilometres, are reduced to one lane for gravelling and seal coating until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis BridgeCrowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross, West Big Intervale and Hatchery roads. PICTOU COUNTY: Scotch Hill Road Sections of Scotch Hill Road, from Route 376 north to River John Road, are reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Monday, Aug. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 Sections of Highway 104, from Pomquet River Road for about two kilometres to Exit 36A, are reduced to one lane for repaving until Friday, July 17. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Bonnie Road The Bonnie Road Overpass over Highway 101 near Meteghan, Digby Co., is closed to all traffic until further notice. A detour route is marked. RICHMOND COUNTY: Grandique Ferry Road Grandique Ferry Road, from Route 320 for 3.6 kilometres to the end of pavement, is reduced to one lane for paving and patching until Saturday, Oct. 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle are on site. The work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. DIGBY COUNTY: Highway 101, Gilberts Cove Highway 101, near Gilberts Cove, is reduced to one lane for culvert repairs until Saturday, July 25. Traffic control signals are on site. Expect delays of up to 10 minutes. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. -30-last_img read more

Three New Members to Tourism Nova Scotia Board

first_imgThree new members have been appointed to Tourism Nova Scotia’s board of directors. The appointments of Ron Chisholm of Truro and Lisa Bugden and Jesse Rodgers, both of Halifax, were announced today, June 19, by Geoff MacLellan, Minister responsible for Tourism Nova Scotia. “We’re thrilled to have these dynamic individuals with such diverse skill sets join the board,” said Mr. MacLellan. “Their expertise and strategic insight will be a great addition during a critically important time for tourism in this province.” Mr. Chisholm has practised law in Truro for more than 30 years and is the founder of Ronald R. Chisholm Law and co-owner of a real estate company. He is director of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission and a member of the fundraising team for the Colchester Regional Hospital that helped raise $25 million. Ms. Bugden, general manager of Neptune Theatre, has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing, public affairs and business development. Previously, she was the interim director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, president and CEO of Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia, and vice-president of Nova Scotia Business Inc. Mr. Rodgers is the CEO of Volta, an entrepreneurial super-hub supporting a growing innovation district in Halifax. He was the founding director of Velocity at the University of Waterloo and the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto. He also founded software company TribeHR and worked for software development company Boltmade. “I want to thank Mr. Chisholm, Ms. Bugden and Mr. Rodgers for their interest in supporting and growing tourism in Nova Scotia,” said board chair Irene d’Entremont. “Their considerable experience will be a tremendous asset to the organization as we lead the industry toward the goal of $4 billion in annual tourism revenues by 2024.” Tourism Nova Scotia’s skills-based board is made up of 10 business leaders from across Nova Scotia. Individuals interested in serving can apply at https://tourismns.ca/about-us/corporate-overview/board-directors/board-opportunity . Directors are appointed to the board through a nomination process.last_img read more

Severe heat wave set to hit Delhi

first_imgNEW DELHI: The national Capital is already reeling under hot and dry weather conditions, a heat wave is expected to grip Delhi with the mercury likely to breach the 45-degree mark. Hot and dry conditions prevailed in the city on Wednesday. Delhiites woke up to a hot morning, with the maximum temperature expected to hover around 44 degrees Celsius. “Heatwave conditions are expected in some pockets of the city with the temperature soaring up to 45 degrees. Such conditions exist when the maximum temperature goes up five degrees above the season’s average,” said an official. The weatherman has predicted that the city is unlikely to get respite from the scorching heat over the next two-three days. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarDry weather conditions are expected to continue over entire North and Northwest India. With this, temperatures are set to increase over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan. On Tuesday, Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 41.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, and a minimum temperature of 23 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is likely to shoot up to 44 degrees today and the weather office has predicted a maximum temperature of 45 degrees for the national capital rest of this week. MeT officials had earlier predicted that the mercury will continue its upward trend this week. Private weather agency Skynet had said that weather will remain dry throughout the remaining days of May and a few areas of the Delhi-NCR region may witness heatwave conditions.last_img read more

Ggn low ground water reserves to be replenished

first_imgGurugram: It has now been more than eight years since Gurugram was declared a dark zone which implies to the region having low groundwater reserves.After the concern expressed by the Chief Minister ML Khattar, now government agencies have begun to take measures towards enhancing the groundwater reserves. To effectively implement the Zero Rainwater Discharge plan approved by the state government this week, the department of town and country planning (DTCP) has decided to ensure that individual houses, group housing complexes, and commercial buildings in private colonies have a functional rainwater harvesting system as per Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal Nagarrules. Occupancy certificates of properties that violate the rules prescribed for rainwater harvesting will be cancelled, said KM Pandurang, director, DTCP. Teams from the DTCP will start inspecting rainwater harvesting facilities in various residential and commercial complexes across the city. There are over 125 pits that come under the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram. However, lack of proper maintenance and inability to check encroachments have ensured that these pits have not been of any utility. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceLast year with the aid of a private organisation the municipal body had started the process of cleaning the pits. However, in the later months, this exercise gradually fizzled out. The district administration had also directed various private schools that have a large area to create water harvesting pits. However, this action was also not followed up. The push for rainwater harvesting comes in the wake of Haryana chief minister(CM) Manohar Lal Khattar strongly advocating zero rainwater discharge system in Gurugram. Moreover, a project that will be overseen by the Chief Minister wherein sewage water will be treated for usage. HUDA department will keep a record of treated water taken by each builder from its Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and whether it was sufficient to meet its needs.last_img read more

Bangladeshi jailed 42 years for ISISinspired attack on Australian host

first_imgMelbourne: A Bangladeshi student who enrolled in an Australian university with the aim of killing someone in the name of the Islamic State group was jailed for 42 years Wednesday for stabbing her local host as he slept. Momena Shoma, 26, admitted to engaging in a terrorist act when she stabbed Roger Singaravelu in the neck with a kitchen knife just eight days after arriving in Australia. Shoma, who wore a black niqab showing only her eyes at the sentencing hearing in Victoria state’s supreme court, shouted “Allahu akbar” as she attacked Singaravelu, who survived and was also present at the hearing, the court heard. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests'”Your deeds and words, and the intentions accompanying them, are chilling,” said judge Lesley Taylor in handing down the sentence of 42 years, with a non-parole period of 31 years and six months. She faced a maximum sentence of life in prison. Taylor said her actions “sent ripples of horror throughout the Australian community”. “But they do not make you a martyr. They do not make you a beacon of Islam… They make you an undistinguished criminal,” she said. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaProsecutors said Shoma became radicalised in 2013 while living in Dhaka and became enamoured of the Islamic State and its calls for Muslims to engage in violent jihad against non-Muslims. After failed attempts to study in Turkey — with the aim of crossing into ISIS-controlled parts of Syria — prosecutors said Shoma received a scholarship to study at La Trobe University in Melbourne, and arrived in the city on February 1, 2018. She moved in with an Australian family under a homestay program for foreign students and immediately began planning an attack on them, the court heard. She purchased night vision goggles on February 3 and on February 6 rehearsed an attack by repeatedly stabbing the mattress of her host couple when they were not home.last_img read more

Equity indices open in green Sensex up 320 points

first_imgMumbai: The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Monday, in line with the Asian stocks, with the BSE Sensex trading 320 points higher. Both the domestic and Asian investor sentiment strenthened after US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he would not impose 5 per cent tariffs on Mexican exports, as Mexico agreed to strengthen immigration enforcement. At 9.29 a.m., the Sensex traded at 39,937.14, higher by 321.24 points or 0.81 per cent from the previous close of 39,615.90 points. It had opened at 39,787.33 and touched an intra-day high of 39,953.64 and a low of 39,785.14 points. The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange traded at 11,959.90, higher by 89.25 points or 0.75 per cent from the previous close of 11,870.65 points.last_img

Rohit is best oneday player says Virat Kohli

first_imgBirmingham: India skipper Virat Kohli was all praise for Rohit Sharma who scored a brilliant century against Bangladesh and termed him as the “best one-day player”. On Tuesday, Sharma (104) scored his fourth century of the ongoing World Cup, thus helping India post 314/9 which they successfully defended at Edgbaston. The Indian vice-captain became only the second batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to hit four hundreds in a single World Cup and in the process became the leading run-scorer in this edition of the tournament. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherRohit unfurled a flurry of strokes and played with a lot of freedom while sharing a 180-run opening partnership with K.L. Rahul. During his 32-ball inning, Rohit hit five huge sixes and seven boundaries. “I have been watching it for years now, I have been saying it publicly, in my opinion Rohit is the best one-day player. When he plays, we are heading towards a big score and really happy with the way he’s playing,” said Kohli at the post-match presentation ceremony. “When he plays well we know we are heading for a big score. He gives everyone confidence to go out and bat,” he added.last_img read more