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Athletics PNG calendar released

first_imgIAAF World Junior Championships Kimbe 24 – 25 October Kokopo Suva Fiji 31 to april 3 PNG Games     (Athletics 4 to 10) Gold Coast Marathon/Half Marathon National Championships 3 Sydney September Weekly competition continues Weekly competition continues Australian National Championships All Centres May/June Melanesian Championships Lae All Centres July This comes after a delay which was caused by uncertainties over funding and event scheduling.In releasing the calendar, Tony Green said that it had been hoped that a start could have been made this year on a schools competition programme.“This needs to be a three way partnership between Athletics PNG, the Department of Education and the PNG Sports Foundation.“A delegation from PNG attended the 2014 Coca-Cola Games in Fiji to see how a successful schools programme works there, but this project has not moved forward since then.Green further expressed disappointment that the country was not building on the success of the Pacific Games.“We really wanted to keep the momentum going he said but the same enthusiasm that was present before the Games were not maintained afterwards”.“However it is not all doom and gloom for athletics, with an announcement expected soon concerning a grass roots development programme,” said Green.2016 Calender:ATHLETICS PNG    CALENDAR OF EVENTS   2016 July April September March 12 to 21 19 to 24 Bydgoscz    Poland New Guinea Islands Regional Championships June 26 to 10 Dec Port Moresby Rio de Janeiro , Brazil August 19 Southern Region Championships Lae 1-Feb 28 – 29 March July Weekly Competition begins Olympic Games  (athletics) Gold Coast 11 to 13 7 to 9 Highlands – Momase Regional Championships All Centres Novemberlast_img read more

Griffin returns to lead Clippers past Lakers

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next They fell behind 19-3 to open the game, for the second consecutive game making only one of their first 10 shots, and never could recover. Their defense lacking early, the Clippers never did trail.“To me that’s the No.1 thing we have to fix,” said Lakers coach Luke Walton. “It’s what we’ve been able to hang our hat on all year. We get after it on defense, we get stops and we get out and run. Tonight we scored but we didn’t play any defense.”Griffin hit only 6 of 15 field goal attempts, but connected on 11 of 12 free throws and added six rebounds and six assists. More importantly, he reported no issues with his knee.“It felt good,” he said. “I didn’t have any second thoughts, any moments when I didn’t trust it. That was important.”Lou Williams, who will likely take over Austin Rivers’ starting role, had 23 points off the bench for the Clippers and DeAndre Jordan had 16 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 20 points and Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle added 18 points each.TIP-INSClippers: Rivers said before the game that Griffin (sprained left medial collateral ligament) would not be on a minutes limit in his first game back since Nov. 11. Said Rivers: “Not really, I think it’s a lung restriction. He’ll probably get tired. Other than that, it’s not anything we’re worried about.” Griffin was originally expected to be out eight weeks. . F Wes Johnson (foot) also returned after missing three games.Lakers: Instead of practicing Thursday, the struggling Lakers held a team meeting. Walton called it a good meeting, but warned against placing too much significance to it. Said Walton: “I’ve been on a championship team where we had meetings in the middle of the season, so this is nothing new in sports and I think every athlete knows that.” … F Kyle Kuzma suffered a bruised right quad Wednesday but was cleared to play. . G Lonzo Ball (shoulder) missed his third consecutive game and Walton said would not play Sunday.LAKERS SHUFFLE LINEUPRandle, normally a 6-9 forward, started at center Friday. Clarkson, who had started for Ball in the Lakers last game, came off the bench Josh Hart started.“We’ve been losing games and Julius has been great all year for us,” Walton said. “I wanted to give him a chance in there. If we’d won five out of six, we probably would have kept it how it is.”UP NEXTClippers: Will host Charlotte on Sunday.Lakers: Travel to Houston on Sunday to meet the Rockets, who have unexpectedly lost four straight. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wizards hand Rockets 5th straight loss Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, left, laughs along with coach Doc Rivers in the closing seconds of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 121-106. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — An uncomfortable pattern has emerged the first half of the season for the Los Angeles Clippers. They cannot seem to approach being a healthy team.On a night they got Blake Griffin back for the first time in a month from a knee injury in their 121-106 victory Friday over the slumping Los Angeles Lakers, they lost guard Austin Rivers to an Achilles strain.ADVERTISEMENT Griffin returned to lead all scorers with 24 points, but Rivers injured his right Achilles in the third quarter and left the arena on crutches.They already lost guard Patrick Beverley for the season to a knee injury. Forward Danilo Gallinari is out for the second time with a glute injury. They only recently got starting point guard Milos Teodosic back from a plantar fascia injury. Like Griffin, all our starters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Now it looks like Austin,” said Clippers coach Doc Rivers, Austin’s dad. “We just keep rolling. It doesn’t matter who is on the floor. We play like a team, we play hard, we defend hard. Our job is to figure it out each game until we get everybody back.”The Lakers have their own problems. The loss was their fifth straight and eighth and their last nine games. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

Sidelined by injury, Soriano reunites with Tan for title

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Up next for the champion duo is the Dumaguete leg on Nov. 19 and 20.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “It’s great playing with her since we already know each other’s ins and outs, strengths and weaknesses,” Soriano told the Inquirer after she and Tan ruled the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Lio Beach leg in El Nido, Palawan, recently.Soriano and Tan edged Dzi Gervacio and Roma Doromal, 21-16, 21-19, in the Finals for a perfect 6-0 campaign in the two-day tournament to notch their second title this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTan was also glad to be join forces with Soriano again in the sand court, pushing her to work hard in the game.“Happy to take home the win in the BVR on Tour El Nido,” Tan posted on her Instagram account. “Super happy that (Soriano is) back playing and killing it.” MOST READ While it may have seemed like Soriano had a seamless return from the knee injury that kept her out of action since the Sta. Ana leg in June, it was actually a long road back to fitness.“It was a rough couple of months for me, trying to recover from my knee injury,” said Soriano. “I couldn’t actively go to therapy because of all the travels and the workload.”But sheer determination—plus her teammate’s constant motivation—helped Soriano bounce back.“I just needed work on getting those sand legs back. Bea pushes me to be better, to strive harder, to play smarter,” she said, adding that she and Tan have grown as teammates.“We play more maturely now, I guess,” said Soriano. “As opposed to before, we now have a more fluid system. It’s an adjustment stage but it helps me a lot during this recovery.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Charo Soriano has every reason to smile after a successful return to her tandem with Bea Tan (back turned).It wasn’t easy for Charo Soriano watching at the sidelines while recuperating from a knee injury. And there was certainly reason to feel jittery when it was time to make her comeback.One thing that helped her be at ease, though, was the comfort and familiarity of teaming up with long-time teammate Bea Tan.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Cignal, Cocolife try to rebound from defeats View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Asian Cup: Son Heung-min helps South Korea beat China 2-0

first_imgSouth Korea’s forward Son Heung-Min runs with the ball during the AFC Asian Cup group C soccer match between South Korea and China at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Son Heung-min was just the player South Korea needed to really get its Asian Cup campaign going.In his first game since arriving from Tottenham, Son earned a penalty and then assisted on his team’s second goal to help South Korea beat China 2-0 in Group C on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Asian Cup: Stephan Schrock scores historic goal but PH Azkals bow out Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college With both teams already qualified, South Korea dominated possession and bombarded China’s goal in a more confident performance than its dour 1-0 wins over the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan.Son won the penalty in the 12th minute, his fleet footwork proving too much for Shi Ke to keep up with as the Chinese defender tripped him. Hwang Ui-jo took the penalty, shooting hard into the lower-left corner just past goalkeeper Yan Junling’s outstretched hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSouth Korea scored again in the 51st when Son’s corner was headed in by Kim Min-jae. It was the defender’s second goal in as many games.Son is playing in his third international tournament in less than a year. After playing at the World Cup, Son missed the first part of the English season while playing for South Korea at the Asian Games. He led the team to the title, securing exemption from military service. Son could be away for up to five of Tottenham’s matches in all competitions if South Korea reaches the Asian Cup final on Feb. 1.Kyrgyzstan beat the Philippines 3-1 to finish third in Group C, getting a hat trick from Vitalij Lux.Kyrgyzstan must wait for other results to find out if that’s enough for a place in the last 16.Later Wednesday, Iran and Iraq play in Group D, while Vietnam plays Yemen.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

NACTA: Crime takes a toll on nation

first_imgDear Editor,According to the findings of the latest opinion poll conducted by the North American Caribbean Teachers Association (NACTA), crime is the main concern among virtually every person in the country. The fear of becoming a victim of crime is taking a toll on people with almost everyone saying do not feel safe in their home or in the street or at public places or even at place of employment. There is widespread disillusionment with the government’s handling of the crime wave even among supporters of the coalition government with many saying the government needs to step up its activism against violent criminals.The poll, conducted over the last week, randomly interviewed respondents to reflect the demographics of the population, on current issues and favorability (likeability) ratings of several politicians including potential or approved Presidential nominees. The poll was conducted by this writer, Vishnu Bisram.According to the findings of the poll, people are deeply troubled by crime, poor governance, corruption, rising cost of living, economy, political instability, and perceived racism, among other concerns. But their immediate priority is their personal safety from runaway crime. Many say the crime situation transcends politics and that politicians, political parties, and everyone, regardless of political affiliation, should work together to find a solution to the rising crime rate because crime affect supporters of all parties.Almost everyone expresses a fear for their personal safety with some describing Guyana as a failed state and expressing a wish for a visa to migrate permanently. Business people in particular are worried about the impact of crime on business and express a fear they could become the next victim of a violent robbery as happened to so many business persons. Everyone expresses sympathy and shares a concern for the latest East Coast robbery (cambio) shooting victims. They urge the government to find the killers and bring them to justice. They say much work is needed to transform the police into an effective force to combat spiraling crime. They also call on the government to take tougher actions to arrest or deter criminal lawlessness in the society.Respondents were asked about the contracts with oil companies. A large majority is not supportive of the current contract arrangement with oil companies in exploiting the country’s large reservoir of oil. They feel that the contract with Exxon/Mobile and other oil companies should be re-negotiated for improved terms of conditions that give Guyana more revenues. Some even say Guyana will not benefit from oil and that the natural resource should remain where it is.Yours truly,Vishnu Bisram (PhD)last_img read more

Hotelier, alleged ‘hitman’ further remanded

first_imgRockies Hotel owner and his alleged ‘hitman’, who were jointly accused of conspiring to kill a businessman in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), were further remanded to prison when they made their Court appearance on Thursday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Fifty-seven-year-old Mark Grimmond, a hotelier of Lot 320 Grove, Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, and Chatterpaul Singh, a 36-year-old miner of Lot 1 First Street, Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, were charged with the offence on June 13, 2019. It is alleged that between April 1, 2018, and June 7, 2019, at Georgetown, they conspired with each other and persons unknown to kill Dwayne Grant.When the case was called on Thursday, Prosecutor Neville Jeffers disclosed that the prosecution was ready to proceed with the Preliminary Inquiry.The men’s lawyers renewed bail applications on their clients’ behalf but the Chief Magistrate further remanded the men to prison on the grounds that no special reason was given for the pre-trial liberty to be granted.Reports are the victim, who is a businessman in Lethem, reported to the Police that he received information that the defendants were plotting to kill him.An investigation was then carried out and Police went to a hotel where they made contact with Singh. He was then arrested and a firearm was allegedly found in his possession.When questioned, Singh reportedly gave detailed a conversation with the ranks and allegedly admitted that he and Grimmond were planning to kill Grant.The Prosecutor told the Court that officers were able to receive telephone recordings between the defendants and following advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), the duo were charged with the offence.The duo were further remanded to prison and the case will continue on July 24.last_img read more

Summer session on LNG deal begins today

first_imgThe BC government recalls the legislature this week to push forward the project agreement recently signed by the Province and Pacific Northwest LNG.“With an agreement of historical significance like this, it is really important that we spend the time in the legislature debating it fully,” Premier Christy Clark says.“Opponents can pick it apart and we can discuss it. It will be in the full ight of day for British Columbians to see.”- Advertisement -Clark’s Liberal government majority in the house virtually guarantees ratification of the Project Development Agreement, but the group known as the Resource Works Society says it’s open to debate whether the PDA is a good taxpayer deal.Responding to criticism that it ties the hands of successive governments for the next twenty five years, Executive Director Stewart Muir says “that, in a sense, is a fair criticism.“Just like if you take a mortgage out, you tie the hands of you, the homeowner, for 20 years . You’ve got to pay that mortgage.Advertisement LNG industry development is expected to result in some of the largest private-sector investments in BC history and a recently released MJM Energy Limited report suggested over the next two decades LNG could potentially overtake pipeline gas as the dominant form of international gas trade. “The flip side of that is you get to live in a house for 20 years. The flip side of this deal is that it creates certainty over the revenue stream that goes to government for the next 25 years,” Muir said.The Prince Rupert area project also requires a positive outcome to the federal environmental assessment process, and a strong commitment to continued constructive engagement with impacted First Nations.Meantime, the Globe and Mail published a story last week saying five First Nations—including two supporting the proposed project—have joined forces to assess the environmental impact of LNG exports proposed for the Prince Rupert region.A group spokesman said it will give the five a stronger voice and Pacific Northwest President, Michael Culbert, agreed they can now speak with a collective voice when it comes to environmental stewardship.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rebellious fashion: Saudi women embrace sports abayas

first_img0Shares0000In Saudi Arabia, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown is becoming the new normal and being seen less as a symbol of cultural rebellion © AFP / Amer HILABIJEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Apr 18 – Colourful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion in conservative Saudi Arabia, but it is fast becoming the new normal.Pictures of female athletes running in the garb in the Red Sea city of Jeddah went viral last month, setting off a new debate on sartorial freedoms for women in a country where the typically all-black, body-shrouding garment is obligatory in public. Some cultural purists vented fury online, calling it a breach of tradition, but opposition has been largely muted following recent comments from powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that the abaya — any abaya — is not mandatory in Islam.Until a formal edict comes however, designers such as Eman Joharjy are cashing in on the growing popularity of the so-called sports abayas, as many women push back against traditional attitudes of equating chastity with dress code.“There is a big demand,” Joharjy told AFP at her fashion studio in Jeddah.“Having them in different colours is empowering.”Akin to a zippered jumpsuit, sports abayas envelop a woman’s body but offer greater mobility for sporting activities, in contrast to the classic baggy version where tripping on the hem of the flowing garment is a common risk.The 43-year-old’s designs come in colours like pistachio green, beige and white — more tolerable in the kingdom’s scorching heat — and she uses natural fabrics, including French poplin, that do not cling to a sweating body.One of the early pioneers of the trend, Joharjy said she was branded a social outlier and jeered by some as “batman” when she began designing — and donning — sports abayas publicly in 2007.Designers in Saudi Arabia are making the most of the growing popularity of sports abayas, which are often colourful and zippered © AFP / Amer HILABI“There was a little bit of rebellion but I designed it for myself, because it’s practical,” she said.“You zip up and are ready to go.”– ‘Soccer-themed abayas’ –Joharjy has defied a popular maxim in Saudi Arabia: “If it’s not black, it’s not an abaya.”Abayas have evolved over the years, with new patterns, fabrics and embellishments, and they are sometimes worn in the kingdom with baseball-style caps over headscarves.The latest fad is an eye-catching ensemble of “soccer-themed abayas” — in the colours of the local teams, a new way for female sporting fans to cheer for their favourite players.Such fashion trends are gaining momentum amid the kingdom’s liberalisation drive, including a historic royal decree allowing women to drive from June and enter sports stadiums for the first time.The government is also seeking to jump-start women’s sports and is moving toward compulsory physical education classes for girls, after a ban was lifted in 2014.Saudi officials recently announced that women would be able to participate next year in the Riyadh international marathon, previously a male-only event.Sports abayas still envelop the female form but offer greater movement than the classic baggy version whose flowing hemline would be a handicap © AFP / Amer HILABIWomen exercising in public were long a target for the kingdom’s austere religious police, which has largely been neutered in recent years.And the once-unthinkable idea of doing away with the abaya appears to now be gaining traction.“The laws are very clear and stipulated in the laws of Sharia: that women wear decent, respectful clothing, like men,” Prince Mohammed told CBS Television last month.“This, however, does not particularly specify a black abaya. (It) is entirely left for women to decide what type of decent and respectful attire to wear.”– ‘Modest look’ –Muslim cleric Sheikh Ahmed bin Qassim al-Ghamdi added a new wrinkle to the debate when he dismissed the long-held view that black was the only colour for abayas permissible in Islam.“The cloak is meant for maintaining a modest look and it does not have to be black,” the former chief of the religious police in the holy city of Mecca, told Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television last month.Sports abaya trends are gaining momentum amid Saudi Arabia’s liberalisation drive, including a historic royal decree allowing women to drive from June and enter sports stadiums for the first time © AFP / Amer HILABIBut the risk of a social backlash is real in a society steeped in conservatism.“They look like cleaners!” a tweet said, in response to viral images of athletes dressed in sports abayas.“Their purpose is not sports. We have all been running in full body veil,” tweeted another.Back at Joharjy’s studio, a longtime client Marwa al-Hadi walked in wearing one of her designs with magenta sneakers.“Abaya is like the Indian saree, it is part of our identity,” Joharjy told her, as they weighed in on the future evolution of the garment.“But at the same time, if God did not want women to do sports, we would not have muscles or a body.”Hadi nodded.“It is no one’s business to stop and question what I’m wearing,” she said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Green’s call for ban on foreign oil imports, using Alberta oil instead

first_imgThe NDP motion failed because it called for Canada to drop plans to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline, a pipeline May also opposes. The Liberal motion hasn’t yet gone to a vote.The Green climate plan also calls for Canada to double its cuts to greenhouse-gas emissions by 2030 and get emissions to zero by 2050. That plan includes no longer selling combustion-engine cars after 2030 and replacing all existing combustion-engine vehicles by 2040.Canada imports about a million barrels of oil a day and produces four times that much. In 2017, Canada produced 4.2 million barrels of oil, and exported 3.3 million of those. Domestic refineries handled 1.8 million barrels.Canada’s oil producers already pump enough product to meet domestic demand but there are two problems: there is no pipeline from the oil-rich west to refineries in the east, and even if there were, those refineries aren’t equipped to handle the heavier bitumen that is the Alberta oilsands’ trademark.For Canadian refineries in the east, bitumen from the oilsands must be upgraded to synthetic crude. May’s plan is to invest in upgraders to do it.Advertisement “It’s not a Canadian lifestyle choice,” she said. “All of humanity is at risk.” “As long as we are using fossil fuels we should be using our fossil fuels,” said May.May’s climate plan is likely to get more scrutiny than its predecessors in past elections.The Liberals and NDP already proved they are paying close attention to the rising threat of Green support, with both pushing similar motions to declare climate change an emergency in the House of Commons earlier this month. Both motions were tabled less than a week after the Greens elected a second MP in a Vancouver Island byelection, and not long after a provincial wing of the party formed the official opposition in Prince Edward Island.May said she’s perfectly fine with Green popularity pushing other parties to raise their games on climate. While both the Liberals and NDP claimed their motions had been in the works before the byelection result, May said there is no doubt in her mind that Paul Manly’s winning and the NDP and Liberals finishing distantly third and fourth, “had almost everything to do with” the motions.Advertisement She acknowledges weaning Canada off foreign oil won’t happen overnight, given existing contracts Canadian refineries have and figuring out how to build the upgraders and then ship the product.Privately, Liberal government critics suggest there is no way to have Canada’s east coast use Canadian oil without building a new pipeline to get the products there. May does not support a new pipeline anywhere, and argues the raw bitumen could be transferred by rail as long as Canada invests more in its rail services.The proposed Energy East pipeline to carry diluted bitumen to the east coast fell apart in 2017 amid significant opposition in Quebec, opposition that continues under the new Coalition Avenir Quebec government.Scheer’s plan is to establish an energy corridor that would allow an Energy East-like pipeline to proceed alongside interprovincial electricity grids, with only one right-of-way required.May said the Greens are the “only party that have a plan that allows human civilization to survive.”Advertisement OTTAWA, O.N. – Green party Leader Elizabeth May says saving the world from climate change requires Canada to get off oil before the middle of the century.In the meantime, she wants Canada off foreign oil as soon as possible.The promise to make Canada energy independent is _ perhaps unexpectedly _ in line with the economic and climate strategy of Conservative leader Andrew Scheer.- Advertisement -Scheer’s plan calls for Canada to import no foreign oil by 2030, partly by planning an energy corridor across Canada that could simplify the construction of pipelines able to move Alberta oil to any coast. He sees it as a way to find additional domestic markets for Canada’s oilsands, in a bid to increase their production.May’s plan, to “turn off the taps to oil imports” is only a stop-gap measure to keep foreign oil out until Canada can break its oil habit altogether.By 2050, May wants bitumen to be used in Canada only by the petrochemical industry for plastics, rubber, paint, and other such products.Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Robbie Rogers on being a gay man in football

first_imgOften seen as a taboo subject within sport, MLS star Robbie Rogers took the brave step in 2013 to come out as a gay man – the former Leeds United star became only the second player after John Fashanu to make the announcement and the first in American sport to do so.After leaving the Yorkshire club the American left a post on his blog revealing the news, and at the time felt it was time to walk away from football.The LA Galaxy winger – fresh from winning the MLS Cup – spoke to Hawksbee and Jacobs about his new book ‘Coming Out to Play’ and the difficulties he faced as he struggled with his secret.last_img

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