€200 million expansion for LIT

first_imgAdvertisement THE first phase of a €200mn redevelopment of Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) will commence within a few weeks. The college will look to connections in Silicon Valley in the US for support in funding. The project, which will see the college expand on the north side and within the city centre, is estimated to be completed by 2030. LIT President,  Dr. Maria Hinfelaar told the Limerick Post that while all of the funding is not in place yet, €20 million has been raised through capital development funding and prudent saving.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Basically we have been saving up for this project for some time, and while some funding is from the Department of Education, most is from our own resources” said Dr. Hinfelaar who confirmed that additional space is badly needed at LIT.“We are currently at 95% occupancy, with the average for a college at 80%”.She said that the new campus will not only be an extension of the existing main building in Moylish and the art college on Clare Street, but will include the addition of new buildings.“We always get excellent reviews from an academic and a staff perspective but we always fall down on the quality of learning space.“The redevelopment will include space for a new library, civic and social space and room for group and project work, that is currently so limited.“With such an increase in the number of children at primary schools and a growing catchment, we need this project to bring us into the 21st century; there are currently 6,027 students here and we expect that to reach 9,000 by 2030”.Dr Hinfelaar, who has been engaging with the city council on the undertaking, said there is agreement that it will be beneficial to extend the campus in the heart of the city.Confirming that the project will create “significant employment,” she said it would be unfair to estimate the number of jobs that will come on stream.“There has been speculation about the number of jobs to be created but it’s unfair to estimate. However there will be many jobs in management, construction, external and internal work and more”.Along with drawing on capital development funding and organising fundraising drives, the college has turned to Silicon Valley, with which it has several links, for support.Continued on page 4. Email Linkedin Facebook NewsLocal News€200 million expansion for LITBy admin – August 2, 2012 767 center_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleLong weekend for Limerick FCNext articleLimerick’s Pat Murray wins South of Ireland admin Printlast_img read more

Canada widens BSE-related feed ban; US still pondering

first_img CFIA information page on enhanced feed banhttp://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/disemala/bseesb/enhren/enhrene.shtml To help industry set up the infrastructure for SRM disposal, the Canadian government is providing $80 million for provincial disposal programs, the CFIA said. Most provinces have established such programs, for which they must provide 40% of the funding, with the federal government supplying the rest, according to the release. “There is no estimated time frame on when a final rule will be published,” FDA spokesman Michael Herndon told CIDRAP News yesterday. “The agency is working to develop and issue a final rule as expeditiously as possible.” He said he couldn’t give any explanation for the delay. US eyes narrower restrictionsThe United States, meanwhile, is considering copying the Canadian action in part, but it’s not clear how soon that might happen. In October 2005, the Food and Drug Administration proposed banning the brains and spinal cords of older cattle from animal feed and pet food, and the agency has been reviewing comments on the proposal for more than a year. A CFIA fact sheet says that with the broader feed ban, BSE is expected to be eliminated from Canadian cattle in about 10 years; without the new rules, eradication was expected to take several decades. USDA makes BSE-related rules permanentMeanwhile, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday that several BSE-related interim rules, including the ban on SRM from human food, have been made permanent. The agency didn’t say whether it intentionally timed the announcement to coincide with the broadening of Canada’s feed ban. Oct 4, 2005, CIDRAP News story “FDA to ban some cattle parts from animal feed” Effects of the banThe ban means producers can no longer feed any products containing SRM to livestock, and slaughterhouses must identify SRM so they can be removed from the feed system, the CFIA said. In addition, those who handle, transport, or dispose of cattle carcasses and certain cattle tissues must have a CFIA permit. Yesterday the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said these rules have been made permanent. “Experience has borne out that these interim steps were correct and should be made permanent,” said Dr. Richard Raymond, USDA under secretary for food safety, in a news release. Canada announced plans for the extended feed ban in June 2006. In marking the advent of the new rules yesterday, Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Chuck Strahl said the government “has taken a significant step toward accelerating the elimination of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from Canadian cattle. These new rules will help increase access to foreign markets, and support Canada’s status as a controlled risk country for BSE from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).” The USDA announced the ban on SRM in the food supply as an interim rule in January 2004, about 3 weeks after the first US BSE case was found. At the same time, the agency posted interim rules banning (1) the use of “downer” cattle—those that can’t walk when presented for slaughter—for food and (2) the use of high-pressure cattle-stunning devices that could drive SRM tissue into meat. The $80 million the federal government is investing “has yet to reach many people on the front lines whose bills are soaring as they scramble to meet the new rules,” the story said. Dennis Laycraft, executive vice president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, called the situation “enormously frustrating.” The new restrictions are causing major headaches for the cattle industry, according to the CanWest News report. “This system enables continuous control over SRM, so that it does not enter the animal feed system,” the agency said. Because cattle contract BSE by eating infective material from other cattle, both the United States and Canada banned the use of cattle protein in feed for cattle and other ruminant animals in 1997. But the two countries have continued to allow cattle parts in feed for nonruminant animals, such as pigs and poultry. The Canadian rule applies to “specified risk materials” (SRM), meaning cattle parts that are likely to contain the BSE agent if the animal is infected. They include the skull, brain, eyes, tonsils, spinal cord, and certain nerve bundles (trigeminal and dorsal root ganglia) in cattle 30 months or older, plus the distal ileum (part of the small intestine) of all cattle. Jul 13, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Canada broadened its safeguards against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, yesterday by banning the use of cattle brains, spinal cords, and certain other body parts from all animal feeds, pet foods, and fertilizer. Text of USDA final rule on downer cattle and SRM in human foodhttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FRPubs/03-025F.pdf The collective weight of all those materials is estimated at more than 100,000 tons per year in Canada, according to Freeman Libby, director of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA’s) Feed Ban Task Force, who was quoted in a Jul 9 CanWest News Service report. All of that must now be disposed of differently than in the past. The step will speed up the elimination of BSE from Canadian cattle, government officials said, but for now it is creating a major waste-disposal challenge and bureaucratic headaches, according to Canadian news reports. The reason for banning SRM from animal feed and pet food is to prevent the possible spread of BSE through accidental mixing of ruminant and nonruminant feed during feed manufacturing or through misfeeding of nonruminant feed to ruminants. See also: Jul 12 USDA news release on final rule banning use of downer cattle for foodhttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/NR_071207_01/index.asp Jun 27, 2006, CIDRAP News story “Canada to expands feed ban to prevent BSE” The story said SRM must now be removed with special equipment, hauled away in dedicated trucks, processed, and then buried in landfills, burned in high-temperature incinerators, or dumped into composters and bioenergy plants. After Canada discovered its first BSE case in May 2003, the country banned the use of SRM from cattle older than 30 months in human food. The United States followed suit shortly after the first US case of BSE was found in December 2003. Canada has discovered a total of 10 BSE cases, the last one in May, while the United States has found three, the last one in March 2006. For example, Johnston Packers, a slaughterhouse near Chilliwack, B.C., planned to spend $1 million on new equipment and space for removal and handling of SRM, according to the report. But the project was stalled by delays in government funding, and the company had to come up with a temporary solution so the plant could continue to operate.last_img read more

Liverpool hammer Swansea

first_img Press Association Midfielder Adam Lallana scored twice as Liverpool finally rediscovered their goalscoring form as they beat Swansea 4-1 at Anfield. The last side to concede two in the same match to the England international were Barnsley in the Championship in March 2012 but his second strike was pivotal as Gylfi Sigurdsson’s goal had threatened to make a game of it. An own goal from former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, who escaped punishment after appearing to throw an elbow into Emre Can’s face, put the gloss on the victory. On several occasions this season there has been talk of corners being turned but you wonder whether this may well be a significant win for Liverpool as they head into a new year. Manager Brendan Rodgers’ slight tweak to his system saw two full-backs replace midfielders in the wide positions, with Can showing enough in 45 minutes at Burnley on Boxing Day to convince his manager to start him as the third centre-back. Moreno adapted better to the role on the left than Javier Manquillo did on the right but while he got forward plenty his tendency to drill crosses into the penalty area meant his team-mates had to be perfectly positioned to take advantage. Raheem Sterling almost did when he directed a first-time effort straight at Fabianski but Lallana blazed the rebound over. Moreno’s energy created the opening goal – becoming Liverpool’s 10th different scorer in the league at Anfield this season – as having started the move on the left he charged into the box to turn a cross from Jordan Henderson, fed by Lallana, into the goal despite Fabianski getting a hand to it. Swansea could have been reduced to 10 men six minutes before the interval, when Shelvey seemed to elbow Can in the area, but despite referee Andre Marriner seemingly having a decent view of the incident, the midfielder went unpunished. By comparison to Fabianksi, Liverpool’s goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, starting for the first time in five matches after a Boxing Day injury to Brad Jones, was relatively untroubled. The Belgium international’s reprieve came quicker than expected but he was given an easy ride in the first half with his only save a comfortable one from Nathan Dyer, although the cheer from the home crowd appeared to be more relief than overwhelming support. After his erratic substitute performance at Turf Moor, Mignolet would have been favourite to make a mistake but it was his opposite number who gifted Liverpool their second when his clearance cannoned into Lallana and back into the empty goal. But Rodgers’ side have been masters of their own downfall many times already this season and within a minute Swansea were level when weak headers by Manquillo and Mamadou Sakho allowed Sigurdsson to pull one back. Sakho almost compounded that error by giving the ball away to Wilfried Bony straight from the kick-off but Mignolet came to his rescue with a low save. A manic three-minute period ended with Sterling, who became more of a threat as the match wore on, hitting the post at the other end from an immediate counter-attack. Despite that the momentum briefly seemed to be with the visitors but when Philippe Coutinho’s backheel allowed Lallana to dance his way through the defence to fire past Fabianski Anfield could relax. Shelvey’s header past his own goalkeeper from Henderson’s corner had an element of karma about it after his earlier indiscretion. Sterling’s flap at the head of Federico Fernandez down in front of the Kop was not as potentially serious as Shelvey’s elbow but could equally have been punished with a red card, although his withdrawal soon after was more to protect his legs more than anything else. Swans substitute Bafetimbi Gomis hit the angle of post and crossbar late on but it was a deserved win for the hosts. After just nine goals in as many home Premier League matches this season the Reds scored four – the first time they had done so since March 30 – in the space of 36 minutes either side of half-time. Recalled defender Alberto Moreno opened the scoring before Lallana got his two, one with a little help from goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski, early in the second half. last_img read more

Juventus new signing demanded number 7 jersey from Cristiano Ronaldo

first_imgAdvertisement 5wm0eNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9pryo6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7z0v9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lf0tWould you ever consider trying this?😱nicqiCan your students do this? 🌚699jRoller skating! Powered by Firework The new signing of Juventus, Danilo wished to have the number 7 jersey in his new team. However he was told that it had already been taken by Cristiano Ronaldo. Actually the 28 year old Brazillian full back said it jokingly. Danilo mentioned that he was really happy to reunite with his former teammate of Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo.Advertisement In a recent interview Danilo told that he asked Cristiano Ronaldo about the footballing atmosphere at Juventus. According to Danilo, Cristiano Ronaldo sounded very excited to tell his experience in Italy. The star Portuguese player has been really happy at Juventus now.Advertisement Danilo has always been the second choice right back at Manchester City. Joao Cancelo who was the first choice right back at the Serie A Champions side, went to Manchester City in this summer transfer window. As a part of the deal, Danilo moved to Juventus. Danilo can well be a regular player for the Serie A side in this season.Maurizio Sarri is the current manage of the Serie A title holders. The manager has his own footballing vision and Danilo expects to settle himself down at Juventus under his management. He also mentioned that he would be ready to take the new challenge in the new league.Advertisement Manchester City step up to match United’s 70mil bid for Harry Maguire Advertisementlast_img read more

The Best of DEMOfall 09: 5 Companies to Watch

first_imgsarah perez Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Liaise It wasn’t just hype when we proclaimed Liaise to be “possibly the coolest email add-on ever.” This smart tool automatically extracts information from the content of your emails and creates “to do” lists when it finds items requiring action. You can then manage these items right within your inbox where Liaise provides summaries, reports, and even calendar integration. For now, Liaise only supports Outlook users, but that makes sense given its enterprise focus. While inbox management services aren’t always the sexiest of technologies, either, it’s an area that undoubtedly needs the most help. The people must agree, too, since Liaise won the other IDG media prize for best enterprise product. Read more: Liaise: Possibly the Coolest Email Add-on Ever Emo LabsEmo Labs had the honor of walking away with not one, but two awards from DEMO: a DEMOgod award and the people’s choice award from IDG which gave the winners up to $500,000 of free advertising. They certainly deserved it. When chatting among fellow attendees about their favs, Emo’s name kept coming up. While not the sort of tech we typically cover here at ReadWriteWeb, Emo Labs has created something incredible. Their “invisible” speaker systems made out of clear, thin sheets of plastic can be overlaid on TV screens where they vibrate to produce sound. Unbelievably, the sound is actually sharp, crisp, and clear. Currently, the technology is more expensive than traditional speaker systems, but that’s always the case with new hardware it seems. One day, though, we may see external speakers as relics from the past and we’ll have Emo Labs to thank for that. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#web Now that the DEMOfall 09 conference has wrapped, we can look back to see which companies have the most potential out of the 70+ exhibitors. Despite what the DEMOgod awards crowned as king, we can’t say we agree with the judges’ every pick. For example, award winner DateCheck from Intelius, a mobile app that lets you search for dirt on that new guy or gal you’re seeing, had one of the best onstage demos of the week. However, they don’t deserve to be in a “best of” list because the app is really just a front for Intelius’s paid (and sketchy) background checking service. That being said, there were still plenty of companies worthy of notice at this fall’s conference. Which companies did we think made the grade? Read on to find out.80Legs80Legs, a web crawler service, publicly launched at DEMO. For a small fee, anyone can rent out this “mini-Google” to do their bidding. A number of markets will be impacted by making web crawling an affordable option, including media analysis, IP protection services, market researchers, and more. In addition, the company announced a new “app store” concept that lets developers build and share applications that run on top of the service. Now, not only is web crawling itself made simple, but also what you want to do with it. Read more: 80Legs: A Web Crawler as a ServiceCortera The best way to understand Cortera’s potential is to read the tweets about it. People were calling it “dull” and “unsexy,” but also “smart” and “addressing a real need.” Essentially, what this B2B service wants to do is reinvent credit reporting. By combining traditional credit data like what Dun & Bradstreet offers with crowdsourced payment experience reviews from Cortera members, the company offers a modern and much less expensive option for small business owners. The end result is that mom-and-pop shops will have access to the same business intelligence that previously only large companies could afford. Read more: Cortera helps you see whether small businesses are credit worthy (VentureBeat)Twirl TVTwirl TV initially looked like a Hulu competitor, considering that its focus is delivering online streaming TV to your PC. However, where Hulu is a joint effort from media companies NBC Universal, FOX, and ABC to put their TV shows on the net, Twirl TV is simply a search engine for what’s already out there. That means that you can use the service to find all the TV content on Hulu along with the streaming media from companies like CBS who have yet to participate in Hulu, choosing to keep their content on their own site. While that alone makes Twirl TV an interesting alternative for online TV watching, it’s the focus on “social TV” which really makes Twirl TV stand out. Like a social network for TV viewing, you can share episodes with friends, see what others have viewed, and discover new shows. If that doesn’t interest you, then maybe you’re just not in the right demographic. Twirl TV claims they don’t care about anyone over 25 – they’re marketing only to today’s digitally connected youth. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Saina deserved the medal for her sheer commitment, says father

first_imgSaina Nehwal might have got lucky to win an Olympic bronze Saturday but she deserved the medal for her sheer commitment to the game, said her emotional father Harvir Singh Nehwal.”It is a God given gift for all the hard work she has put in. It was lucky the way she won but it was definitely deserving considering that she made badminton her life. She became stone-hearted to achieve her goal. She gave up studies,” said the agricultural scientist during a media interaction at his residence.A steady stream of media personnel started gathering at the Nehwal residence here in the afternoon as Saina took the court for the bronze medal play-off match against Chinese Xin Wang.The mood suddenly turned grim after Saina lost the first game 18-21, but it didn’t last long as the Chinese retired hurt in the second game when she was leading 1-0.Wang, a former World No.1 and current No.2, could not carry on with the right knee injury that she picked up after a heavy landing at the end of the first game.Harvir, however, believes that his daughter had a fair chance of making a comeback into the game.”The way the match was going, I think she had a fair chance of winning. The Chinese girl was also tiring,” he said.World No.5 Saina became the third Indian to win a medal from the 2012 London Games after shooters Gagan Narang and Vijay Kumar won bronze and silver, respectively.Harvir said her daughter was troubled after her loss to World No.1 Wang Yihan in the semi-final that shattered her dream of an Olympic gold.”Saina had called me at 11 p.m. last night. She sounded disturbed and was worried about her movement on the court. She asked me to come to London but I refused. I just wanted her to concentrate on the next match.”Saina had made quite a few adjustments in her game besides losing five kilograms in weight and adopting a strict diet chart. It paid dividends as she won back-to-back titles in Thailand and Indonesia in June.”Those two victories came as a result of the changes she made in her daily routine. She used to train two-three hours extra. She got four endorsements after that but we refused. An Olympic medal was the only thing on her mind,” Harvir added.advertisementlast_img read more

SYDNEY METS ARE 2005 CHAMPION PERMIT

first_imgThe Sydney Mets have been announced as the 2005 Champion Permit, defending their 2004 title. They won the Mixed Open, Womens Open, Mens 30’s and Mens 35’s titles. We hope everyone enjoyed the Touch and the NTL and the ATA would like to thank all players, officials, volunteers and supporters who attended the tournament. We would especially like to thank the referees and ground staff for their assistance and all within Coffs Harbour who assisted with the running of the tournament. To the players and team officials, congratulations again on not only your performance, but your behaviour and attitude at the tournaments. We are extremely pleased with the growth of the NTL and are excited already about 2006! Keep an eye on www.austouch.com.au for all the follow ups on the 2005 Asics National Touch League. To check out some of the photos taken at the 2005 NTL, use the ‘Gallery’ link on the left hand side of the ATA homepage and then find the 2005 NTL pages. All action shots from the tournaments are available for viewing and purchase on www.sportingimages.com.au Here is a list of all teams finishing order for every division, including the odd success or disappointment in comparison with the 2004 finishing orders. Mens Open 1 Sharks 2 Scorpions 3 Rustlers 4 Cobras 5 Mets 6 Suns 7 Hornets 8 Cyclones 9 ACT 10 Barbarians 11 Crusaders 12 Rebels 13 Eagles *Performances to note from 2004-2005: In 2004 the Sydney Scorpions finished 7th, in 2005 they finished 2nd. Womens Open 1 Mets 2 Cobras 3 Sharks 4 Barbarians 5 Cyclones 6 Hornets 7 Rustlers 8 Crusaders 9 Suns 10 Rebels 11 Scorpiosn 12 ACT 13 Eagles *Performances to note from 2004-2005: The Barbarians narrowly missed a grand final berth in 2005, finishing 4th compared to 7th in 2004. The Southern Suns dropped from 4th in 2004 to 9th in 2005. Mixed 1 Mets 2 Sharks 3 Cobras 4 Scorpions 5 Suns 6 Cyclones 7 Rustlers 8 Barbarians 9 ACT *Performances to note from 2004-2005: The North Queensland Cyclones jumped from 10th to 6th in 2005 for the Mixed Open competiton! Mens 20’s 1 Suns 2 Eagles 3 Cobras 4 Sharks 5 Cyclones 6 Rustlers 7 Crusaders 8 Mets 9 Hornets 10 ACT 11 Rebels *Performances to note from 2004-2005: The Sydney Mets dropped to 8th in 2005, after winning the division in 2004. Womens 20’s 1 Sharks 2 Cobras 3 Eagles 4 Suns 5 Hornets 6 Mets 7 ACT 8 Cyclones 9 Rebels 10 Crusaders 11 Rustlers 12 Scorpions *Performances to note from 2004-2005: The Brisbane City Cobras were bottom or 9th in 2004 and this year finished runner up to the South Queensland Sharks. Mens 30’s 1 Mets 2 Sharks 3 Scorpions 4 Cobras 5 Suns 6 Rustlers 7 Crusaders 8 Warriors 9 Cyclones *Performances to note from 2004-2005: Absent in 2004, the Suns claimed 5th position in 2005. Mens 35’s 1 Mets 2 Scorpions 3 Sharks 4 Cyclones 5 Cobras 6 Hornets 7 Suns 8 Warriors 9 Rustlers *Performances to note from 2004-2005: No dramatic changes in this division! The Mets, Sharks, Scorpions and Cyclones the top four sides again! Mens 40’s 1 Scorpions 2 Sharks 3 Suns 4 Eagles 5 Touchwest 6 Cyclones 7 Rustlers 8 Mets 9 Wariors *Performances to note from 2004-2005: The standout performance here was the South Queensland Sharks, who jumped from 8th in 2004 to 2nd in 2005. Mens 45’s 1 Cobras 2 Mets 3 Scorpions 4 Eagles 5 Rustlers 6 Cyclones 7 Suns 8 ACT 9 Sharks *Performances to note from 2004-2005: The Suns dropped from 4th to 7th in 2005 and the Sharks dropped from 6th to 9th. The Rustlers finished 5th after not competing in 2004. Mens 50’s 1 Hornets 2 Mets 3 Eagles 4 Sharks 5 Cobras 6 Rustlers 7 Suns 8 Cyclones *Performances to note from 2004-2005: The ladders were almost identical, although the Mets jumped from 4th in 2004 to 2nd in 2005. Womens 30’s 1 Crusaders 2 Scorpions 3 Suns 4 Mets 5 Cobras 6 Rustlers 7 Cyclones *Performances to note from 2004-2005: The pool was completely different in 2005 from 2004, with several different teams and permits. The success story is by far the Crusaders, who finished 3rd in 2004, competing as South Australia and this year jumped to claim the title. Womens 35’s 1 Hornets 2 Suns 3 Sharks 4 Cyclones 5 Rustlers *Performances to note from 2004-2005: With only five teams in 2005, there were no notable mentions for big improvements or downward slides in 2005. Womens 40’s 1 Scorpions 2 Cyclones 3 Eagles 4 Cobras 5 Hornets 6 Rustlers *Performances to note from 2004-2005: The North Queensland Cyclones finished 5th in 2004 and were grand final debutants in 2005, finishing 2nd. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: Sydney Metropolitan (95 points, Womens Open, Mixed Open, Mens 30’s, Mens 35’s) South Queensland Sharks (93 points, Mens Open, Womens 20’s) Brisbane Cobras (84 points, Mens 45’s) Sydney Scorpions (74 points, Mens 40’s, Womens 40’s) Southern Suns (71 points, Mens 20’s) North Queensland Cyclones (56 points) Hunter Western Hornets (51 points, Mens 50’s, Womens 35’s) Queensland Country Rustlers (49 points) Northern Eagles (45 points) Crusaders (30 points, Womens 30’s) Australian Capital Territory (18 points) Barbarians (16 points) Sydney Rebels (11 points) Aust Defence Forces Warriors (5 points) Touchwest (5 points)last_img read more

Aphria signs medical marijuana supply deal with company in Paraguay

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. — Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. has signed a letter of intent to supply a company in Paraguay with medical cannabis.Under the agreement, Aphria will supply Insumos Medicos S.A., a pharmaceutical manufacturing, import and distribution company.Aphria says Insumos will undertake the registration of the Canadian company’s products in Paraguay and the appropriate licensing for the import of medical cannabis.Paraguay will become the Ontario company’s third market in Latin America, following Argentina and Colombia.Aphria has been under pressure in recent days after short-sellers alleged the company bought assets in Colombia, Argentina and Jamaica at “vastly inflated prices.”The company has denied the allegations, but it has appointed a special committee to review the acquisitions. The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:APHA)last_img read more

Doc Walker to play the Lido Theatre

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Country Duo Doc Walker will bring their Acoustic Songs & Stories from the Heartland Tour to Fort St. John and the Lido Theatre this February.Doc Walker, presented by Moose FM will perform on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the Lido Theatre starting at 8 p.m.  Tickets will be $40 plus fees and taxes.Tickets go on sale Friday October 12, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Systems Sound Source or online at energetictickets.ca With over 20 Top 10 singles in total, Doc Walker is one of the most recognized Canadian country acts of the past two decades. The group has received multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, including Fans’ Choice, Group or Duo of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, and Country Music Program or Special of the Year. In addition, Doc Walker has been nominated for several JUNO Awards for Country Album of the Year, including a win in 2009 for the album Beautiful Life. Country legends Doc Walker released their new album, Weathervane. The first single from the new record, “Heart of the Heartland” pays homage to small town pride across the country.Produced by Gavin Brown and Dave Wasyliw, and written by Chris Thorsteinson, Dave Wasyliw, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, the song was inspired by hometown pride, fond memories of youth and continuing to find new inspiration in one’s roots, in this case, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and Winnipeg, which has long been home for bandmates Dave Wasyliw and Chris Thorsteinson.“Heart of the Heartland is about all of the lives that were lived, and all of the memories that were created in a now dying town. One man’s connection to the broken concrete and dilapidated structures that harbour the ghosts of his entire childhood, and his unshakable hometown pride,” says bandmate Dave Wasyliw. “In short, Weathervane is the record we’ve always wanted to make. We don’t set out in a specific direction when we start writing for an album. We write, and write, and re-write. Much like a weathervane, it’s almost as if we’ll lick our finger, and hold it to the wind to see if we are on the right track.”last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP charge two people following Search Warrant Execution

first_imgPolice say an investigation revealed both were wanted on outstanding warrants and they were arrested without incident.  Subsequent to the arrests, CRU executed a search warrant on the vehicle.As a result of the search warrant execution, police seized illegal drugs, weapons, including a firearm and ammunition, Canadian currency and an array of stolen property.Charged is 37-year-old Orval Hayes of no fixed address and a 27-year-old female whose name will not be released at this time.These matters are now before the court GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP have charged two people following a search warrant.On the afternoon of Friday, September 20, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction Unit attended a local residence to ensure a male was abiding by his court-appointed curfew.According to RCMP, while there, members located a second male and a female in a vehicle on the property.last_img read more