ExxonMobil makes another oil discovery offshore Guyana

first_imgThe future of an oil industry in Guyana seems even more promising with another oil discovery offshore Guyana announced by US oil giant ExxonMobil.The company’s 10th discovery was announced Monday by Director for the Department of Energy, Dr Mark Bynoe, who expressed satisfaction with the way things were going.He revealed that the discovery was made at the Pluma-1 well. It has increased the estimated recoverable resource in the Stabroek Block to more than five billion oil-equivalent barrels.The Pluma-1 well is located some 27 kilometres (17 miles) south of the Turbot-1 well and follows previous discoveries on the Stabroek Block.“This is great news for Guyana … the country is on the cusp of transformationalExxonMobil Country Manager Rod Hensondevelopment for current and future generations,” Dr Bynoe stated.According to him, the news of this new discovery is expected to facilitate the country’s realisation of substantial social and economic improvements.It was noted that approximately 121 feet (37 metres) of high-quality, hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone was discovered by the Noble Tom Madden drillshipDrilling began on November 1, 2018, according to the company. The well was safely drilled to 5013 metres (16, 447 feet) in 1018 metres (3340 feet) of water. The previous recoverable resource estimate on the Stabroek Block was more than four billion barrels.This discovery reinforces the potential of the country being able to produce more than 750,000 barrels of oil daily by 2025 and the potential for development in the south-east section of the Stabroek Block. The Stabroek Block is 26, 800 square kilometres.Dr Bynoe added, “Guyana is well poised to truly forge ahead in the 21st Century. As a petro-development state, we will, however, need to strategically invest in aGuyana is now home to the world’s biggest new deepwater oil discoverypeople-centred and balanced manner,” he said.ExxonMobil Country Manager Rod Henson, who spoke briefly of the new find, said this was good news and that it would add to the already huge finds encountered.He told media operatives on the sidelines of an event, “This discovery will help Guyanese investors to invest capital and take some risk and take advantage for the opportunities.”According to the Ministry, the Noble Tom Madden is expected to begin drilling the Tilapia-1 prospect located some 5.5 kilometres (3.4 miles) west of the Longtail-1 well.The Stena Carron drillship has recently completed operations at Hammerhead-1 and will soon drill its next well following scheduled maintenance.Guyana is now home to the world’s biggest new deepwater oil discovery. ExxonMobil has been keen to push development of the oil reserves. Production is scheduled to begin in 2020.last_img read more

Player: South Africa’s sportsman of the century

first_imgWith 163 international tournament wins, Gary Player is 63 wins ahead of the man whom many consider to be the greatest golfer of all times, Jack Nicklaus.Known as the Black Knight because of the all-black clothing he wears on the course, Player turned professional in 1953 and is still active on the Senior Tour today. (Image: Keith Allison, Flickr)Brand South Africa ReporterWhen readers of the country’s top-selling newspaper, the Sunday Times, were asked to vote for South Africa’s Sportsman of the Century, the runaway winner was golfer Gary Player.It was hardly a surprise choice: with 163 international tournament wins, Player is 63 wins ahead of the man whom many consider to be the greatest golfer of all times, Jack Nicklaus.South Africa’s Sportsman of the Century as voted for by readers of the country’s top-selling newspaper, The Sunday Times, Gary Player has blazed a trail of success on golf courses the world over.The most travelled athlete everIt is estimated that Player has probably flown further – in the region of 17.5-million kilometres – than any athlete in history. He has won 163 tournaments in that time, 63 more than the man acknowledged as the greatest golfer ever, Jack Nicklaus. In addition, Player is one of only five players to win the sport’s Grand Slam.His remarkable career contains other milestones that demonstrate just how tough and durable the man is. Perhaps the best example occurred in 1978 when he won the US Masters after starting the final round seven shots off the pace. He blitzed the final 10 holes of the course for seven birdies to achieve a remarkable victory.Player is also the only player in the twentieth century to win the British Open in three different decades. He scored victories for 27 consecutive years, 10 years better than the second-best mark by any golfer. He is also the oldest player to make the cut at both the British Open and the US Masters.Nine major victoriesHis nine major victories place him fourth on the all-time list. He has won a further nine majors on the Senior Tour. Player won even more South African Open titles than his combined majors total, lifting the trophy 13 times, and won the Australian Open a record seven times. The Black Knight also showed how tough he is in one-on-one competition with five World Match Play Championship victories, a victory tally matched only by Seve Ballesteros and Ernie Els, who joined Player on that mark in October 2003.He shares the mark for the lowest ever round in professional golf, a 59, which he achieved in the 1974 Brazilian Open. Player is one of the original inductees into the Golf Hall of Fame and one of only 10 golfers to be made an honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.Player’s career is tightly bound to that of Nicklaus and another great, Arnold Palmer. The competition between the three great men from the late 1950s through to the 1970s, especially in the majors, did as much as anything done before or since to popularise the game.The Black KnightKnown as the Black Knight because of the all-black clothing he wears on the course, Player turned professional in 1953 and is still active on the Senior Tour today. He recorded his first tournament victories in 1955, winning the East Rand Open, the Egyptian Matchplay and the South African PGA.In 1956 he added another four victories to his record, successfully defending the East Rand Open and capturing the South African Open for the first time, as well as the Dunlop and Ampol Tournaments. In 1957 Player won for the first time outside of Africa, claiming the Australian PGA title. He also won the Coughs Harbour and Transvaal Open tournaments.1958 was an important year for the Little Master as he recorded his first victory on the US PGA Tour in the Kentucky Derby Open. He added another four wins with the defence of his Coughs Harbour title, as well as a first Australian Open win and victories in the Natal Open and the Ampol tournament.First major title1959 brought with it an even bigger milestone when Player won his first major title, the British Open, with a four-round total of four-under-par 284, improving his score in every round. In a highly successful year he also won the South African PGA, the Natal Open, the Transvaal Open, the Western Province Open, the Dunlop Open and the Victoria Open, seven titles in all.The beginning of the new decade brought another six titles for Player, including a second South African Open and a third South African PGA. His win in the Transvaal Open was his third, while he also successfully defended the Natal and Western Province Opens and added the Dunlop Masters.In 1961 the Black Knight claimed his second major title when he became the first overseas player to don the famed green jacket awarded to the winner of the US Masters. It was a big year for Player, who also won two more times on the PGA Tour, claiming the Lucky International Open and the Sunshine Open International. Besides those three wins, he recorded his third win in the Ampol event and also picked up the Yomiuri Open title.PGA Championship1962 was another major winning season for the South African superstar as he claimed the PGA Championship. He failed to pick up any additional wins on the PGA Tour, but he did take the Transvaal Open for a fourth time and the Natal Open for a third time. His victory in the Australian Open was his second in that event.Player enjoyed a flood of tournament victories in 1963. In the United States he captured the San Diego Invitational, while elsewhere he successfully defended the Australian Open title, winning the tournament for a third time. He took victory number five in the Transvaal Open, victory number two in the Dunlop Masters and added further wins in the Sponsored 5000, Liquid Air, Richelieu Grand Prix Cape Town and Richelieu Grand Prix Johannesburg tournaments.The following year Player won “only” three events, the ‘500’ Festival Open Invitational and Pensacola Open Invitational in the USA, and the Dunlop Masters. The next year, though, proved to be a very big one.Grand Slam completionPlayer captured the US Open at the Bellerive Country Club to complete a Grand Slam of major victories, only the third person in history to achieve the feat, and today he remains one of only five players to have won the big four, the others being Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods. He also secured a third South African Open win, a fourth Australian Open and other wins in the World Series, the World Matchplay, NTL Challenge Cup and World Cup Invitational.In 1966, Player successfully defended his World Matchplay title, trouncing the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, six and four in the final. He also added a number of familiar titles to his name, the South African Open for the fourth time, the Transvaal Open for the sixth time and the Natal Open for the fourth time.Player added a fifth South African Open victory in 1967 and the Dunlop Masters once more, but it was a relatively quite year for the South African ace. Player had had a quiet year once before, however, only to follow it with a big one; and so it happened again.Second British Open titleHe captured the British Open for a second time in 1968 on a Carnoustie course that was acknowledged as the most difficult in golf. “It’s the best I’ve ever played and on the hardest course there is,” said Player afterwards. He also won the World Matchplay for the third time to further emphasise his toughness, edging out Bob Charles one-up in a tight contest. In addition, Player won SA Open title number six, Natal Open title number five, Western Province title number three, World Series title number two and the Australian Masters for the first time.In 1969 Player claimed another PGA Tour win in the Tournament of Champions, and there was a familiar ring to the other events he won, the South African Open, the South African PGA, the Australian Open and the Australian Masters.The South African tasted success on the PGA Tour again in 1970 when he won the Greater Greensboro Open. He won the Australian Open for the fifth time and also took victory in the Dunlop International.Crushed NicklausPlayer faced Nicklaus for the second time in a World Matchplay final in 1971, and once again he crushed the Golden Bear, winning his fourth matchplay crown with a five and four victory in the final. In the United States he won the Greater Jacksonville Open Invitational and the National Airlines Open Invitational. He added three more victories with his fourth Western Province Open title, yet another Dunlop Masters and the General Motors title.Player let loose again in 1972, taking his sixth major after a break of four years, when he won the US PGA Championship at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Incidentally, the total prize money for the tournament was $69 400! He added another US win at the Greater New Orleans Open Invitational and won the South African Open once more – his eighth success in the event – as well as Western Province Open title number five, World Series title number three, the Japan Airlines Open and the Brazilian Open.The highlight of Player’s year in 1973 was a record fifth World Matchplay title. It was his closest victory in the event as he beat Graham Marsh at the fourth extra hole, the fortieth. In the USA he won the Southern Open Invitational, while he also secured victory in the General Motors Open.Greatest year1974 was probably the greatest year of the South African star’s career. He won two majors. At the British Open at Royal Lytham he won by four shots from Peter Oosterhuis and was the only player to crack par for the tournament. His victory also made him one of only three players to win the British Open in three different decades.Player claimed his second green jacket with victory at Augusta in the Masters, but he accomplished much more in the same year. He added another US title with victory in the Danny Thomas-Memphis Classic. The Black Knight won his second Brazilian Open, firing a record-setting round of 59, the lowest ever in professional golf, and took wins in the Dunlop Masters, the Rand International, the General Motors Open, the Ibergolf Tournament, La Manaq Tournament and the Australian Open for the sixth time. He narrowly missed out on a sixth World Matchplay title, going down to Hale Irwin in the final, but 10 titles was an amazing achievement.For Player, 1975 was a much quieter year, but then almost any year would have been quieter in comparison with 1974. Nonetheless, he tallied a ninth South African Open success and also had wins in the General Motors Classic and the Lancome Trophy.SA Open title againPlayer won a further three tournaments in 1976 – the Dunlop Masters for the sixth time, the General Motors Open for the fourth time, and the South African Open, taking his number of victories in this event into double figures.It was almost predictable that the Little Master would add an eleventh South African Open title in 1977, and besides that win he also recorded successes in the ICL Transvaal Open and won the individual title at the World Cup.In 1978 Player won the last of his majors, a third title at the US Masters, 17 years after his first at Augusta. It was an incredible victory for the 42-year old. He hadn’t won in four years in the United States, and heading into the final round he trailed Hubert Green by seven shots.However, aided by a spectacular 30 on the back nine the South African star carded a final round 64 to claim his third green jacket. “I shot 30 on the back nine and I rimmed the hole three times,” said Player. “I thought to myself it was a good thing those putts didn’t go in because if you shoot 27 round Augusta they’ll never invite you back,” he joked.There were two more titles in 1978 for South Africa’s Sportsman of the Century, ironically both in the United States, in the Tournament of Champions and the Houston Open.1979 brought Player a twelfth South African Open title and the SA PGA crown once more. He also won the Bronenbrau Masters and the Sun City title. The following year there were only two wins for Player, in the Trophee Boigny and the Chilean Open.Thirteenth and final SA Open winThere was a familiar look to his victories in 1981 when he won his thirteenth and final South African Open and the South African PGA.It was another three years before player won again, taking the title at the Johnnie Walker tournament in Spain. In 1985 he joined the ranks of the seniors and immediately made his mark by winning the Quadel Seniors Classic in his very first senior event, one of only four players to accomplish that feat.1986 brought him success in the Nissan Senior Skins as well as a senior major win in the PGA Seniors’ Championship, along with two more seniors’ titles at the United Hospital Classic and Denver Post Champions tournaments.US Senior OpenPlayer added a second senior major in 1987 when he won the US Senior Open. He claimed other titles at the Northville Invitational, the Mazda TPC Senior and the Paine Webber World Seniors Invitational.1988 proved to be a very big year for the Black Knight as he claimed three senior major titles. He won his first British Senior Open and took his second victories in both the US Senior Open and the PGA Seniors’ Championship. Besides those three big titles, Player also picked up the Aetna Challenge title, the Southwestern Bell Classic and the GTE North Classic. In 20 starts he won five times.He repeated his success in the British Senior Open in 1989, successfully defended the GTE North Classic title and won the RJR Championship. 1990 brought Player a ‘three-peat’ as he won his third British Senior Open in succession, while he also won the PGA Seniors’ Championship for the third time. It was the last of his six senior majors.Player’s penchant for winning titles more than once was evident once more in 1991 when he won the Nissan Senior Skins. He also added the Royal Caribbean Classic to his impressive record.First winless season in 37 yearsIn 1992, at the age of 57, Player went winless for the first time in 37 years. The following year, however, he was back on the winning trail, taking two wins, in the Irish Senior Masters and the Bank One Classic.He was at it again in 1994, securing a win in the Skills Challenge. For the fortieth consecutive season he competed in the British Open and, in the highlight of his year, was named an honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews.In 1995 he won the Bank One Classic title for the second time. He also received his first honorary degree when Saint Andrews University in Scotland awarded him a Doctor of Law degree. He is one of only two golfers to be honoured by the university in this manner. Besides this, Hilton Hotels bestowed on him their Lifetime Achievement Award.Honorary doctoratePlayer had to wait until 1997 for another win when he claimed the Dai Ichi Semei Cup Senior title. He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Ireland’s University of Ulster.He was back in victory lane in 1998, winning the Northville Long Island Classic just two months shy of his sixty-third birthday, making him the second-oldest winner in Senior PGA Tour history.The following year his best finish was a tie for sixth at the Foremost Insurance Classic, although on the Super Seniors Tour for over-sixties he secured a ninth career title at the Pacific Bell Senior Classic. Maybe the highlight of his year was when the University of Dundee awarded him a third doctorate.Besting the big gunsAfter a winless 1999, Player finished top of the pile in the Shell Wentworth Senior Masters and the 2000 Senior Skins Game, defeating Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer in a battle of the greats. He also became the youngest player in tour history to shoot his age when he carded an eight-under-par 64 in the opening round of the Bell South Senior Classic.He failed to pick up a title in 2001, but his contribution to the game was recognised when he was named the World Golf Hall Of Fame’s Global Ambassador.In 2003, Gary Player’s great contribution to golf was further recognised as he led the International Team against the United States – led by his great friend Jack Nicklaus – in the Presidents Cup at the Fancourt Links, a course that he himself had designed.Hall of FameGary Player claims to be the most-travelled athlete in history, and it is hard to argue with his aggregate of over 12-million air miles! With victories in 27 consecutive years, his is the best run of wins in history. It is, in fact, 10 years better than the second-best record. Not surprisingly, he is a member of Golf’s Hall of Fame, and his honorary membership of the Royal and Ancient puts him in select company. He is one of only 10 golfers to receive the honour.One of the legacies of his career is the famous quote: “The more I practice, the luckier I get.” 18 holes-in-one during his professional career attest to that.Interestingly enough, when he travelled to England in 1955 to pursue a career in golf, he was told he didn’t have what it takes to become successful. Would the person who said that like salt and pepper with those words they were forced to eat?Player might be getting older, but with a record like he has, and the will to win that he maintains, it is difficult to bet against South Africa’s Sportsman of the Century.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

How to Integrate FCPX Into Logic Pro X

first_imgLogic Pro X is a solid audio solution for editing and mixing your productions. Get the most out of it by integrating Final Cut Pro X.During the development of my last documentary film, I went into the audio mixing sessions with my sound designer noticed that he wasn’t using the industry standard Pro Tools 12. Instead, he was using Logic Pro X. Being a film score composer who had been trained to use Pro Tools, he proceeded to tell me that more and more composers are making the move to either Ableton Live or Logic Pro.What I learned is that Pro Tools still runs around $800, Ableton Live runs $600 for the Intro version, and Logic Pro X is the cheapest route of the three at $200. This seemed to be an incredible value. Now, the built-in instruments aren’t too impressive, as they are essentially what you’ll find in GarageBand. But my sound designer was able to maximize the software’s usability by purchasing add-ons like GeoSonics from SonicCulture, Hans Zimmer Percussion from Spitfire Audio and Strings and Brass from East West.To help you successfully integrate your FCPX audio into Logic Pro X and back again, check out this great video from Dan Allen’s YouTube Channel.If you want a more comprehensive introduction to Logic Pro X, take a look at these extremely useful tutorials from MusicTechHelpGuy.Getting Starting in Logic XHow to Turn on Advanced ToolsWant to know more about film audio? Then check out these articles on PremiumBeat.How to Capture High Quality Audio for Low Budget FilmsAudio Tips for DSLR FilmmakersAudio Tips and Tricks: Removing Echo and ReverbWas this information helpful? What are your thoughts on Logic Pro X? Sound off in the comments below.last_img read more

Child rights panel to frame mental health policy for Goa

first_imgPANAJI: Armed with a mandate from the Central Commission for Protection of Child Rights(CCPCR), the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (GSCPCR) has embarked on a serious exercise to draft a mental health policy for children in the State.The groundwork began earlier this week at the initiative of the GSCPCR, which got key stakeholders to discuss various aspects of the proposed policy. Sources close to GSCPCR chairperson Sushma Kirtani said the policy is expected to be completed in two years.According to representatives of the Commission, child abuse as well as mental problems related to child abuse, tobacco consumption, substance consumption, suicidal tendencies, and schizophrenia have been on the rise in Goa as reported from time to time by various child rights groups.The policy would seek to put a mechanism in place to identify the problems faced by children in educational institutions, special schools, and children identified as out of school (in 2016-17, the State had identified 463 out-of-school children, most of whom were children of migrant workers coming from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Odisha and Bihar, according to an exercise done under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan).The policy will cover all children facing mental disorders, including those with substance abuse, disability-related mental disorders, disorders related to physical or sexual violence, and children in prisons rehabilitated in State children’s homes.The strategy would be to formulate guidelines forimplementation as well.The stakeholders discussed under-reporting of cases due to the stigma attached, especially in case of the girl child, as a factor that needs course correction through education and awareness. The role of media as a stakeholder in education and awareness generation, and in prevention of suicides, would be part of what could be the first such policy in a State.last_img read more

20 days agoMurphy says Spurs must go on spending spree

first_imgMurphy says Spurs must go on spending spreeby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy says they must go on a spending spree.Tottenham will need several new signings if they fail to keep hold of Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen past the current season, according to Murphy.Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure to perform after the damaging 7-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich during the week, which won’t help their cause in offering out new contracts.Murphy told Sporting Bet: “If Tottenham lose Eriksen, Alderweireld and Vertonghen next season, then they’re five or six players off being genuine title contenders.“They’ll have to spend a hell of a lot of money to replace those three players, which will only make them as good as they were.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Arkansas Drops An Awesome Hype Video For Saturday’s Mississippi State Game

first_imgArkansas player getting carried off the field after a big win.YouTube/Arkansas RazorbacksFor the second straight season, the Arkansas Razorbacks have rebounded from a shaky start to the season to go on an impressive SEC West winning streak. Starting with a four-overtime win over Auburn, the Hogs have won four straight, with three victories in division. Two weeks ago, they beat Ole Miss in overtime, and last Saturday, they blew out LSU in Baton Rouge. Underestimating Arkansas would not be wise right now. With this week’s hype video ahead of the Mississippi State game, Arkansas has a message for the opposition: “don’t mess with them bad boys in red.” last_img

4-Star Alabama Commit VanDarius Cowan Makes It Clear He Isn’t Interested In Any Other Schools

first_imgVanDarius Cowan commits to Alabama and poses with Nick Saban.Palm Beach Gardens (FL) defensive end/outside linebacker VanDarius Cowan wants fans to know he’s not considering any other school.After committing to Florida State, Cowan switched his interest to the Crimson Tide, to which he gave a hard commitment in April. With recruits constantly posting their top schools of interest across social media, Cowan took the time to emphasize to ‘Bama fans that he’s not going anywhere else. Here is my Top 4 No order … Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Thanks To Everyone that have recruited me this far— VanDarius Cowan (@vandarius98) July 15, 2016The OLB is ranked at No. 141 on 247Sports’ National Composite Rankings. The site also ranked him as the 23rd-best player in the state of Florida.last_img

In the news today Sept 4

first_imgFive stories in the news for Tuesday, Sept. 4———MPS TO HAVE EMERGENCY COMMITTEE MEETING ON PIPELINEMembers of the natural resources committee are meeting this afternoon for an emergency session to discuss last week’s court decision to tear up federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. A federal court last week ruled consultation with Indigenous communities was not robust enough for the approval to be valid. The court also said the National Energy Board hadn’t properly considered the impact of an increase in oil tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia that will result from an expanded pipeline. Today’s meeting comes at the request of the three Conservatives and one New Democrat MP who sit on the committee.———SEX ASSAULT TRIAL FOR U.K. SAILORS TO BEGIN TODAYA trial for two British sailors accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Nova Scotia military base is set to begin today in Halifax. Darren Smalley and Simon Radford are charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm and participating in a group sexual assault. The charges were laid following an alleged incident in barracks at 12 Wing Shearwater on April 10, 2015. The Crown had originally charged four men, but charges against two of the sailors have been dropped.———RISING OIL PRICE EXPECTED TO SPUR SPENDINGRising oil prices that encouraged more spending by small and intermediate oil and gas companies in Western Canada in the first six months of 2018 are expected to lead drilling budgets to grow even further this fall. Producers say last week’s steady march by U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil prices to higher than US$70 per barrel will encourage some to open their wallets. CIBC says several producers have signalled increases in their 2018 capital budgets to match expected increases in cash flow in the second half, but the market has tended to punish them with lower valuations.———MISSING, EMACIATED KILLER WHALE FOUND ALIVEAn American whale research organization says an ailing killer whale has been found alive just hours after it was announced the young orca had been separated from her family pod. In a Facebook post yesterday, the Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbour, Wash., said the female southern resident killer whale known as J50 was found mid-morning and the centre’s researchers were in the water with the animal. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which released a statement earlier in the day about the missing orca, said J50 was still very emaciated and that a team, including the Vancouver Aquarium’s chief veterinarian, was following the orca and planned to administer a second round of antibiotics via a dart, as well as a deworming medicine if possible.———FOO FIGHTERS RESCHEDULE SHOWS AFTER GROHL LOSES VOICEThe Foo Fighters have rescheduled shows in Edmonton and Calgary after their singer lost his voice. A news release from Rogers Place in Edmonton says that following a Foo Fighters performance Saturday at Safeco Field in Seattle, Dave Grohl suffered a loss of voice and is now on vocal rest. The band was scheduled to play Rogers Place tonight and at the Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday. The news release from Rogers Place says the band’s Concrete and Gold tour will resume Sept. 8 in Vancouver, and replacement shows for Edmonton and Calgary will happen next month.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— The 16-year-old charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a German tourist in southern Alberta is scheduled to appear in court in Cochrane.— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers remarks to supporters at a Liberal fundraising event in Surrey, B.C.— Officials with a Manitoba Indigenous advocacy group will respond to a recent report that found sexual abuse and racism at hydro projects in the 1960s.— The City of Vancouver goes to court in a bid to close dozens of marijuana retailers operating without business licenses.— Lawyers appear in an Ottawa courtroom to provide an update on the Mark Norman breach of trust case. Norman was charged in March in the alleged disclosure of classified government information.— The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario will outline its next steps regarding the provincial government’s repeal of the sexual education curriculum.— Citizens challenging changes to the Quebec electoral map — supported by mayors and councillors from the west end of Montreal — announce a proposed reform of the Quebec Elections Act.last_img read more

Landfill search begins for missing Winnipeg woman

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe search began Wednesday for a missing Winnipeg woman who is believed to have been murdered by a suspected serial killer.Tanya Jane Nepinak went missing over a year ago and Shawn Lamb has been charged in connection with her murder.Police are searching part of the Winnipeg landfill for Nepinak’s remains.APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot has this story.last_img

Thousands cast vote in Labrador byelection

first_imgBy Ossie MichelinAPTN National NewsLabrador – A mid-May snow and freezing rain storm hasn’t stopped voters from coming out to the ballot box in Labrador Monday.Thousands of people have already cast their votes in what is shaping up to be a tight race.A federal by-election was called in March when former Conservative cabinet minister Peter Penashue announced he would be stepping down and seeking re-election.It was revealed Penashue received tens of thousands of dollars in illegal donations to his election campaign in the 2011 federal election, beating Liberal incumbent Todd Russell by 79 votes.Penashue’s biggest rival, Liberal Candidate Yvonne Jones, is looking to take back the Labrador riding, which was once regarded as a long time Liberal stronghold.Jones was previously a provincial Liberal representing Labrador’s South Coast. Research poles put Jones well ahead of Penashue, but those on the ground say it is too close to call at this point.New comer to politics, Harry Borlase has made significant inroads for the NDP in Labrador, especially in Labrador West and Inuit communities on Labrador’s North Coast. The NDP have never had much luck in Labrador, but according to research poles Borlase is at a close third.Many in Labrador are saying they cannot remember a political campaign this heated, and this close.APTN will bring you updated election coverage online and on APTN National News tonight.OMichelin@aptn.caTwitter: @osmichlast_img read more

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