Scheduled one day before the critical May 31 deadline on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, the head of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce said it is no surprise tickets for an upcoming speech from Canada’s finance minister sold out fast.“The fact that it came together so quickly is a strong indication of the voice and the impact, of particularly, the Trans Mountain project would have on the Canadian economy,” president and CEO Sandip Lalli said. “It was definitely them reaching out to us.”After the Chamber got the offer Thursday, tickets went on sale Friday morning and sold out in a matter of hours, followed by a waitlist.Morneau’s Wednesday event is titled: Securing Canada’s economic future.“It is a Canadian conversation but choosing Calgary is a strong indication of support for the Calgary business community,” she said. “The business community wants to hear from the minister, specifically around the things that he’s mentioned he’s going to talk about, investor confidence and business competitiveness.“But it would be remiss if we didn’t mention the critical infrastructure piece around Trans Mountain, what we’re looking for is some meaningful, actionable contribution to that decision.”Kinder Morgan has imposed a May 31 deadline to announce whether or not it will move on with the expansion, depending on if it can be assured that the British Columbia government’s court actions won’t ultimately thwart it.Morneau announced last week that the Liberals were willing to cover cost overruns and said if Kinder Morgan were to walk away, there are other investors willing to take its place.However, none have come forward publicly with interest.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has also expressed taking a financial stake in the project.Earlier this week, she skipped the western premiers’ meeting to focus on ongoing talks with Kinder Morgan and the federal government.At the meeting with Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman in Notley’s place, Alberta declined to sign the conference’s closing communique on future work on projects like Pharmacare.“I understand that some of our colleagues might not feel as passionately about the jobs and the opportunities,” Hoffman said. “I don’t disagree with the other initiatives that were discussed in the communique, but Pharmacare doesn’t grow on trees, we need those jobs to generate income tax, to have a strong national economy, to be able to fund things.”On Tuesday, B.C. filed a statement of claim in Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench, challenging Alberta’s Bill 12, which would authorize the restriction of oil shipments to B.C.There’s also a court challenge in B.C. going on, and B.C. Premier John Horgan was asked if these specific challenges will be the final ones.“We are in court, and we are awaiting the outcome of those proceedings, and then we’ll make other decisions at that time,” he said.As for Wednesday, Lalli said it is clear observers will want to see some sort of leadership.“That pushes this through and crosses the line in a meaningful way, that improves and impacts the Canadian economy,” she said.
Kolkata: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has been fined 15 percent of his match fee for hitting the stumps with his bat after his dismissal during their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders here. Expressing his frustration after being given out leg before wicket, the batsman hit the stumps with his bat at the non-striker’s end, violating the Indian Premier League’s code of conduct at Eden Gardens on Sunday night. Mumbai Indians lost the high-scoring match by 34-runs, helping the hosts snap a six-match losing streak. Rohit admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s code of conduct and accepted the sanction. “Mr. Sharma admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” an IPL release said. With MI chasing an imposing target of 233 to win and ensure a play-offs berth, Rohit looked in good touch before misreading a Harry Gurney delivery which hit his back leg.
Only a quarter of the scheduled food assistance could be distributed last month, while the number of people in need was rising to 2.9 million in March and 3.1 million in April, OCHA said today.It quoted the UN World Food Programme (WFP) as saying only 11 per cent of the emergency food required in March have been provided by donors, leaving a shortfall of 39,000 metric tons of cereals.Less than a quarter of the 387,500 tons of food needed for the year is available, while the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing conflicts between the people of the Oromiya and Somali regions over which should control the Meisso District is growing.Meanwhile, although the Productive Safety Nets Programme to give the hungry food and cash was launched in the middle of this month to serve approximately 4 million people in the Amhara, Tigray, Oromiya and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Regions, distributions had not started, OCHA said.
He advised: “The nice tender bulb can be sliced fresh into salads, whereas the tougher stems can be cooked down with celery and carrot for the base of a bolognese. The leaves and the flowers make for a lovely and delicious garnish too, or even to finish a fish dish.”The fennel becomes even more delicious when you allow it to seed too – the fennel pollen is the most pungent and sweetest ingredient you can find, it’s also very expensive which is bizarre as it’s very easy to overgrow a fennel!”Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage dessert menu includes sweet parsnip peels, which are dusted in rice flour then deep fried and rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Jesse Dunford Wood, chef at London restaurant Parlour said that cooks often throw away delicious parts of cauliflower and broccoli.He added: “Everyone always eats the top of the broccoli and guess what? The stem tastes just the same. The same is true for cauliflower”. His team shaves the stems down and then cuts them in a julienne. Don’t throw away the leaves!Credit: Moment RF Root-to-flower eating is sweeping the menus of Britain as food waste worries mean chefs are using the whole plant instead of throwing away leaves.From the River Cottage to Nobu, diners can enjoy carrot tops, beetroot stems, cauliflower leaves and cucumber flowers.Vernon Mascarenhas , a vegetable wholesaler from Nature’s Choice at New Covent Garden Market, said that dainty cucumber flowers are perfect for garnishing sushi and salads.He told The Telegraph: “Cucumber flowers are used as as a garnish, they’re very pretty. I first discovered these in our glass house when the farmer was basically thinning out the crop. So he was just picking these cucumbers with small flowers and dropping them on the floor as waste. “I immediately started putting them into punnets and the first restaurant to take them was Nobu in Park Lane – and it’s just sprung up. Some farmers just grow plants to be cucumber flowers, just for the flower now.” Britain’s top chefs have said home cooks should try root to flower eating as it is a massive money saver.Ellis Barrie, head chef at the award-winning Marram Grass in Anglesey, Wales, has said he likes to use “absolutely every part of a fennel.” A pretty cucumber flowerCredit:Karin Koch / EyeEm He added: “Most plants are all edible. What we usually do is take the middle part of it and waste the rest.”The classic is a cauliflower. What we as a company have started doing is harvesting the whole cauliflower, then restaurants are using the whole outer leaf to cook with. Then you get at least twice as much bulk, perhaps even three times as much. You can use the leaves like you use kale, it’s roasted, can be put through pasta and can be used to bulk out a cauliflower puree.” Chef Skye Gyngell of Spring at Somerset House offers a ‘Scratch’ menu using leftovers. This might feature dishes such as slow-cooked beetroot leaves on bruschetta with wet garlic and ricotta. Beetroot leaves are also excellent wilted into curries. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
By Marc Davis, www.BNWnews.ca, in a jittery stock market, the only gold stocks that investors should own are for companies that really do have the goods. This is the consensus view among various gold investment industry commentators and analysts. In particular, ‘advanced stage’ gold development stocks offer the best bets for speculative investors, argues Al Korelin. He is the publisher of the Korelin Economics Report, a longstanding radio show that covers politics and business news, with a particular focus on the mining investment sector.By definition, advanced stage gold companies have sufficiently defined deposits to clearly demonstrate the size and potential viability of their deposits. “Just like gold producer stocks, development stocks are also a pretty safe bet in this market,” Korelin says. “Right now I’m most comfortable with companies that are exploring to enlarge an existing asset, as opposed to the ones that are exploring to find an asset.” Better still are companies that have sizeable enough gold assets to be takeover targets for mid to large sized gold producers, he adds. Especially as the world’s biggest, deep-pocketed gold miners are scrambling to replenish dwindling inventories. And the easiest way to do that is to gobble up much smaller would-be producers that own sizeable gold projects.”A particularly good example that’s a pretty safe bet is be a company that has a significant discovery like Exeter Resource” Korelin says.Exeter Resource is advancing the Caspiche gold-copper discovery in northern Chile’s prolific Maricunga gold belt (where over 100 Moz Au are defined). This veritable monster, which is still growing in size through new drilling, already weighs in at 24.3 Moz Au, making it the second largest of its kind in Latin America. Only the nearby Cerro Casale gold mine in the making edges Caspiche in size. Jointly owned by global gold mining powerhouses, Barrick Gold and Kinross Gold Corp, it hosts 26.4 Moz Au. The bigger the better is a sentiment that is also echoed by Marshall Berol and Malcolm Gissen, who manage the San Francisco-based Encompass Fund. This small mutual fund, which has a heavy weighting in mining equities, was ranked as the top performer in 2009 among 722 global equity funds that are tracked by Morningstar, a financial sector ratings agency. “Every year, just to stay even from a revenue and cash flow standpoint, major mining companies need to acquire large undeveloped gold deposits with a lot of ounces in the ground to replace their mined-out reserves” Berol says. “And it’s increasingly difficult to find large gold discoveries. There really aren’t that many left anywhere in the world.”“So the few junior mining companies that have made those larger discoveries are the ones that are going to be extremely attractive takeover targets for the large miners,” he adds. “One of those companies for example is Exeter Resource. The company’s Caspiche project is an exceptional resource that sits right between one currently producing gold mine and another deposit that’s moving towards production, both of which are owned by major gold companies,” Berol adds. “So it seems to us that a logical progression is that some major gold producer is going to buy out either Exeter or the project.”Other gold juniors that are developing huge world-class gold deposits include Novagold Resources, which has two company maker deposits in Alaska with combined resources of over 31 Moz, and Ivanhoe Mine, which is the majority owner of a sprawling 45 Moz deposit in Mongolia. However, quality can be just as important as quantity when it comes to assessing the merits of a gold deposit, according to David West, a mining analyst for the Vancouver-based investment bank, Salman Partners. He says that with less prolific gold discoveries, investors can often benefit from a very favourable risk/reward trade-off by betting on higher-grade deposits in mining-friendly jurisdictions. Especially since the higher the gold grades, the more insulated the project is likely to be to any volatility in the gold price. “High-grade deposits can lend themselves to solid economics, even if the price of gold drops somewhat,” West says. He cites Extorre Gold Mines as an example of an aspiring gold miner that looks like a winner with the emergence of its modestly-sized, but richly-mineralised gold/silver Cerro Morro deposit in pro-mining Santa Cruz Province in southern Argentina.“What sets Extorre apart from similar companies is that the Cerro Morro deposit has exceptional gold grades, which takes a lot of potential mine development risk out of the equation. Its high-grade and exploration upside makes Cerro Moro one of the better projects.” Additionally, holding gold juniors that have solid fundamentals should provide investors with considerable gains over and above holding just bullion itself, West adds, “There’s much greater potential upside for the share prices of these stocks, compared with the potential upside of owning physical gold. Investors who take further risks by holding equities require risk premiums, and should receive them over time.”Another key advantage is that an asset-rich junior gold stock’s upside does not necessarily have a strong correlation to bullion prices, he says. If a company develops a rich enough deposit to warrant a mine, its share price should likely enjoy re-rating once the mine is developed, regardless of the prevailing trend in gold prices. Meanwhile, gold’s current trend is an investor’s best friend, according to Lawrence Roulston. Lawrence is a certified geologist and an independent mining analyst who publishes the Resource Opportunities mining investment newsletter. He says anxious investors in gold development stocks have little to fear. They should take comfort in the fact that these equities are underpinned by underlying gold assets, which are becoming increasingly valuable in a rising tide market for bullion prices.Not only do gold development stocks offer considerable leverage to the price of bullion, but many are likely to seriously outperform the broad markets over time, Roulston adds. “There are incredible opportunities at this time for investors who look at a specific resource company investment, rather than looking for moves in markets. The upside potential for a successful junior gold stock is measured in a several fold return or better, whereas the volatility in the market can be measured in percents, or at worst in tens of percent.”
The existence of an iPad Mini to compete with the explosively popular Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 seems more and more real as the days progress. Now reports are starting to surface about specific technical details for what is likely to be the next entry in Apple’s tablet saga.Developer Marco Arment has spotted two new versions of the iPad — “iPad2,5” and “iPad2,6” — on his app’s logs. Neither version has been seen before and even though it’s possible these are jailbroken devices, he thinks they are actually two versions of the iPad Mini.He reasoned that they point to both a GSM and WiFi version of the tablet. So what this could mean is that the iPad Mini is effectively an iPad 2, complete with an A5 chip and 512 MB RAM. This means it will most likely not have a Retina Display. Arment believes it will be more like a large version of the iPhone 3GS screen.With this kind of internal structure, it is plausible that Apple could bring the price down to $250, or possibly even $200.When Apple launched the iPhone, it was the first device of its kind. When it launched the iPad, it was the first device of its kind. When it comes to 7- or 8-inch multimedia tablets, though, Apple is coming into the game late.It cannot set the terms of the competition, since consumers have already gravitated toward the $200 Kindle Fire and the $200 Nexus 7. Apple could probably get away with charging a $50 premium for an iPad Mini, but anything more expensive than that will price it outside of the small-form tablet market.It has been all but confirmed that Apple will be unveiling the iPhone 5 at a media event on September 12, but it was quickly believed that the iPad Mini would not make its debut on the same day. Signs currently point to an iPad Mini announcement in October.via marco.org
Philippines gaming regulator PAGCOR has announced a series of key changes to its Gaming License and Development Department (GLDD), just months after the government called a halt to the issuance of new casino licenses.Most notable is the appointment of Attorney Angeline P Papica-Entienza as Assistant Vice-President of PAGCOR and head of the GLDD, in place of Ramon Villaflor. Joining Papica-Entienza is Rowena Alcaide as Senior Manager of the Casino Licensing and Regulatory Unit in place of Attorney Dave Sevilla, Angelie Agustin as Senior Manager of the Responsible Gaming and Logistics Unit in place of Luis Dela Concepcion and Attorney Jeremy Luglug as Acting Senior Manager of the Remote Gaming Unit, replacing Maria Flor. Self-contained POGO hubs aimed at separating Chinese workers from locals: PAGCOR Load More RelatedPosts PAGCOR puts freeze on approval of new POGO applications PAGCOR revenue to hit Php75 billion in 2020 The new appointments come at a time of some uncertainty for PAGCOR, which announced in January a moratorium on the issue of new casino licenses. It also looks set to renege on a provisional license issued to Macau casino giant Galaxy Entertainment Group to build a US$500 million integrated resort in Boracay after President Duterte declared no casinos would be built on the holiday island.Similarly, it was reported last month that Korean casino operator Landing International Development Corp has had a lease agreement to develop and operate an integrated resort in Manila’s Entertainment City precinct put on hold due to the lack of a gaming license from PAGCOR and a dispute over the leasing of land.
Davler Media has acquired the 29-year-old monthly Staten Island Parent magazine from founding publisher Roselle Farina-Hecht, growing its NYMetroParents portfolio to comprise eight local magazines and “completing its footprint” in the greater New York City area, according to an announcement released Monday.“We’ve achieved a long sought-after mission with this acquisition,” said Davler Media CEO David L. Miller in a statement.Formed by Miller in 2004 after acquiring City Guide New York, Davler Media launched its parenting division two years later with the purchase of Big Apple Parent, Brooklyn Parent, Queens Parent, and Westchester Parent magazines from Family Communications, LLC. By 2009, Rockland/Bergen Parent and Nassau and Suffolk Parent had been added to the mix, with the latter two later combined and merged with Long Island Parent when Davler acquired that property in 2012.“If an advertiser wants to reach New York-area parents, we are the vehicle to do it, on any scale, and any and every platform,” added Miller. Davler Media claims monthly circulations between 35,000 and 50,000 for each of the seven magazines in its NYMetroParents division—which operates under a 12-person editorial team complemented by 20 salespeople—as well as 250,000 unique monthly visitors across its digital portfolio, including toddler-focused Mommybites.com, which it purchased in 2016. The division also produces 20 annual local events.Miller added that “the majority” of Staten Island Parent‘s 10-person, all-female staff will join the NYMetroParents team “to preserve the strong identity they have fostered over three decades.” Farina-Hecht will stay on as publisher of the title.The division’s primary competitor is Brooklyn-based Community News Group, which publishes Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx/Riverdale, Queens, and Westchester Family magazines, all monthlies, as well as Manhattan Media’s 30,000-circulation New York Family, which comes out six times per year.“I have been working together with Davler over the past few years, moving towards the goal that we would one day be acquired and merged into NYMetroParents,” said Farina-Hecht. “I know that we will collectively continue with the work that we began in 1989—to be the leading parenting brand and resource serving this fast-growing borough.”
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) opened a mobile office at Fort Bragg Wednesday, bringing DMV services back to the Fayetteville, N.C., post for the first time since 2008.The mobile office will visit the installation six days a month, and allow personnel and family members to handle most driver license services. The mobile units include credit card readers, mobile cameras and vision and knowledge skills testing.The move is intended to better serve military families, with the new office considered a tangible way the state can demonstrate its commitment, reported the Fayetteville Observer. Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson said the DMV may be the first, and sometimes the only, interaction troops and their families have with their state government.The Fort Bragg DMV is expected to serve between 60 and 80 customers daily. “This is one more step by this state to lighten the administrative load in the soldier’s rucksack, enabling them to focus more on training for that next deployment,” said Military and Veterans Affairs Secretary Cornell Wilson Jr. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
A man walks past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, July 15, 2015.ReutersShares of telecom companies such as Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have rallied 22-23 percent in the past 7-8 sessions. With the shares in an upward spiral, these companies have gained Rs 40,300 crore in combined market value.However, this upward surge started after shares of both the companies hit multiple-months low last week. Shares of the country’s largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel, slumped to three-month low on October 9, while Idea Cellular shares hit six-month low on October 11.What is more notable is that this upturn came just a couple of weeks before the telcos are slated to report their worst results in years, reported Mint.The news report said that the financials of these two companies will go further downhill in the next quarter, as interconnect usage charges (IUC) was cut by 57 percent, which will greatly impact the revenue.In its second quarter earnings estimates for the Telecom sector, ICICI Securities said that it expects Bharti Airtel’s net profit to go down by 30.4 percent on quarter-on-quarter basis, news portal Moneycontrol reported.Then the question that arises is, what is pushing these companies’ stocks up even when the outlook is bleak?Market analysts believe that even if the short-term view is mostly negative, long-term outlook is positive, thanks to the oligopolistic market structure where the Indian telecom space will be ruled by three biggies— Airtel, the Idea-Vodafone combine and Reliance Jio Infocomm. All these companies are likely to have over 30 percent market share and the remaining will be held by state-owned BSNL.In the coming days, these three telecom firms will decide pricing as there are no other players available in the telecom space. Reliance Jio has already raised tariffs from the midnight of October 19.Small-sized telcos have been absorbed by larger ones. In the latest move, Airtel bought Tata Teleservices , the debt-ridden Tata Group teleservices arm, virtually for free. Airtel acquired six small companies over the last five years.Investors hopes that companies will realise optimal pricing as soon as possible. Until then companies have to live in the reality of losses and significant cash burn for throwing offers and discounts.Saying it in another way, the companies are currently focusing on increasing the market share in term of users, and once they secure that, they will focus on pricing and revenue will increase.
Dr. Mohan Suntha, CEO and president of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), took responsibility for the error-filled discharge of a woman from the emergency room of the Medical Center’s midtown campus, Tuesday night. At a press conference on Jan. 11, Suntha expressed remorse for the way the unnamed female patient was found on the street with only a thin medical gown and socks, after being wheeled out of the medical facility by staff.“I absolutely want to start by apologizing to the patient, her family and the entire community we serve for what occurred as a patient was leaving our organization Tuesday night at the Midtown campus,” he said.This Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, still image taken from video provided by Imamu Baraka shows a woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a cold winter’s night. Baraka, identified in local reports as the person who sought to help the woman, told The Associated Press he was so angry he decided to record Tuesday night’s events on cellphone video, fearing no one would believe him if he reported a woman being left at a bus stop like that. (Imamu Baraka via AP)Suntha said that the patient was given appropriate medical care while at the facility.“But, where we absolutely failed and where we own that failure is in the demonstration of basic humanity and compassion as a patient was being discharged from our organization after receiving that care,” Suntha said.Imamu Baraka, a doctoral student in healthcare administration at University of Maryland, Baltimore, was reported to be leaving his office across the street from the hospital when hospital workers wheeled the woman to a nearby bus stop. Baraka captured the incident on cell phone video.“Are you ok? Are you able to speak?” Baraka was recorded saying to the woman, who only shrieked in response.Paramedics came and took the woman back inside the hospital.In an exclusive interview with the AFRO, Suntha said he was shocked and outraged by the incident.“We’re doing a full analysis to look at the entire incident from the moment that the patient arrived at our organization,” he said.The administrator also expressed the value UMMC places on the West Baltimore community that the Midtown campus serves.“This incident is not who we are as an institution. This organization has served this community for 136 years. We believe that through that arc of history that we have demonstrated a firm commitment to the citizens of Baltimore and very specifically to West Baltimore,” Suntha said. He added, “This is not an institution that has ever turned its back on this community. We believe we are part of the fabric of this community and we will continue to be so.”
Kolkata: The 165th birth anniversary of the architect of modern Kolkata, Rajen Mookerjee, was commemorated in the city on Saturday.At a function, floral bouquets were placed at the base of his statue at Victoria Memorial Hall. Mookerjee is the only Indian whose statue has been installed at Victoria Memorial Hall in 1938. Mookerjee, who gave Kolkata its modern look, had formed a partnership firm, Martin Burn Company, with Sir Thomas Acquinas Martin. The structures including Esplanade Manson, Victoria Memorial, Chartered Bank building in BBD Bag, Belur Math and Aakashvani Bhavan were built by Martin Burn Company. He was the chairman of the committee that had recommended construction of a cantilever bridge replacing the old pontoon bridge connecting Kolkata with Howrah.Mookerjee was born at Bhabla in North 24-Parganas.
After winning performances by Indian women at the recently concluded Rio 2016 Olympics, the taunting phrase ‘Like A Girl’ is no more considered demeaning, a new survey has revealed.The survey found a positive transformation of the usage of the phrase ‘Like A Girl’ in conversations. Descriptions such as ‘he fought like a girl’ or ‘he played like a girl’ are no longer considered demeaning, said the findings by Whisper sani-care and Nielsen released here on Thursday. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHowever, nearly 50 per cent of all girls still feel that the descriptions ‘You run like a girl’, ‘You play like a girl’ have a significant negative effect on their self-confidence, especially during puberty.After reaching puberty, 70 per cent Indian girls face a considerable drop in self-confidence levels due to various societal norms and restrictions conferred on them and then phrases such as ‘Like A Girl’ used with malafide intention add to the pressure. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAlso 60 per cent girls become less involved in outdoors activities like sports, and 50 per cent feel that the phrase ‘Like A Girl’ is used for boys with the intention of putting them down. The survey revealed that 50 per cent girls felt that such phrases are hurting and a form of ‘bullying’ tactic.However, Indian girls are challenging this perception daily by excelling in sports, arts, business and other fields representing their strengths, talents, character and downright amazingness of each. Bollywood actress Radhika Apte said young girls experience many physical and even societal changes on attaining puberty due to which they are suddenly expected to behave in a certain fashion and abide by several restrictions.“Every girl at some point is told that there is ‘something not quite right’ with the way she does things, and phrase ‘Like A Girl’ adds to the self-doubts,” Apte said.VJ Bani J. said it is imperative for Indian girls to continue things they truly believe in, especially when society tells them that there are certain things they can’t do just because they are girls.“They should feel confident and proud when told they do things ‘Like A Girl’ – and not allow it to affect their self-confidence and sense of self,” Bani said.Actress Soha Ali Khan said recent happenings and a poem by mega-star Shah Rukh Khan ‘Fight Like A Girl’ have given a positive spin to the phrase ‘Like A Girl’.“This is just the beginning and there is still a long way to go before we can truly reclaim the phrase ‘Like A Girl’ to make it mean amazing things,” Khan said.The ‘Like A Girl’ movement was launched by Whisper in the US and select global markets in 2014 with the support of UN Women, and celebrities like Masie Williams, Laura Trott and Alex Morgan, among others.
Kolkata: State Irrigation and Waterways minister Subhendu Adhikari said on Tuesday that the Centre has stopped providing funds for the Flood Management Projects (FMP) along the districts of East Midnapore and West Midnapore.While addressing a question answer session in the Assembly, Adhikari said the state government has carried out various projects including the embankments of the rivers of East and West Midnapore. Comprehensive FMPs have been carried out in Keleghai-Kapaleswari-Bagai river, which has brought the flood situation under control. The Keleghai-Kapaleswari projects were expedited by the Mamata Banerjee government. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”The Centre has failed to deliver on its promises regarding FMP in Western districts and the Aila-affected areas of North and South 24-Parganas. The state government has done embankments of rivers in those areas to check the flood conditions. The Ghatal Master Plan has not been implemented by the Centre either. The state government has taken up the issue with the Centre on a number of occasions,” Adhikari said. The state government has allotted around Rs 307 crore for various flood management projects in Ghatal, Daspur I&II and Egra. People in the area will be benefitted, the minister said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAs a part of the irrigation projects, as many as 8 bridges have been constructed along the rivers in the East and West Midnapore region. Dredging of rivers is underway in various districts, including Birbhum and Bankura. The state government has carried out work on embankments of rivers measuring around 34.62 km at an approximate cost of Rs 70 crore last year, the minister said. He also pointed out that dams have been set up along 106 km in the Sunderbans and work has been going on in a stretch of 25 km. In reply to a question of an MLA, the minister also said that after coming to power the Mamata Banerjee government has increased the amount of irrigable land. More than 36.22 lakh hectare land has been made irrigable so far.
Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Costa Rica joined more than 150 countries around the world that held marches against climate change this past weekend. A march in downtown San José gathered some 100 people on Sunday, a day before the inauguration of major climate change talks in Paris, officially called the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP21.Members of different organizations, like the Central American Regional Association for Water and the Environment (ARCA) and cycling promotion group ChepeCletas, participated in the march.“People from all over the world are getting together today, a day before COP21 starts, to tell world leaders that we want serious decisions and and real compromise to stop the planet’s temperature rise,” said ARCA director Jorge Mora Portuguez.The march started in Parque España in San José, and ended at the University of Costa Rica. Alberto Font/The Tico Times Related posts:Costa Rica honored at Paris climate talks with message on Eiffel Tower US inflames debate on climate finance with plan for UN talks Costa Rica’s climate pledge: 5 things to know Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres honored for UN climate work Alberto Font/The Tico Times Alberto Font/The Tico Times Facebook Comments
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