Leicester loanee Barnes staying put despite Diabate exitby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City attacker Fousseni Diabate is heading out on loan.The 23-year-old is set to play for Sivasspor in the Turkish Super Lig for the rest of the season.He has only managed three first team games this season.And given the striker’s departure, it means that academy graduate Harvey Barnes may be recalled from West Brom.Leicester are a little short in attacking positions for the remainder of the campaign.But a decision still has not been made, with Leicestershire Live suggesting that it is still more likely that he will stay at Albion until the end of the season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Cambridge was the perfect setting to host the fourth Wings For Life World Run, May 7th.Attracting the biggest crowds yet, the race saw over 3,500 people taking part in the unique knock-out competition.The one of a kind synchronised charity run saw over 3,500 men and women set off at the start line in the heart of Cambridge in Parker’s Piece before heading towards the Fens. Jacek Cieluszecki (POL) was crowned the UK male champion at impressive distance of 68.8 km while Nikolina Šustić (CRO) clinched the title for the women with a distance of 55.14km before being caught by Formula One star, David Coulthard in the Catcher Car.This year saw the most amount of participants since the race began with 155,288 taking part around the globe and €6.8 million raised today for research to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.Wings for Life international ambassador David Coulthard said from his Catcher Car; “What an amazing event! I couldn’t get over the strength of the winners and the support from the crowd in Cambridge. It’s great to see everyone here and around the world getting behind such an amazing cause and fundraising for spinal cord research. I’m already looking forward to coming back again next year.”Male winner Jacek Cieluszecki (POL) said in Cambridge; “What a great event! I feel amazing and surprisingly stronger than I expected after running over 68km. At 58km I saw someone ahead of me and decided to speed up. I was hoping to place somewhere between third and fifth so to win is something I really didn’t expect.”Female winner Nikolina Šustić (CRO) said on winning in Cambridge; “I’m so happy to have the hat-trick, I really wasn’t expecting to win. It was my third win in three countries which is pretty cool! Today in Cambridge was a little windy but it didn’t feel so bad as I was running with a great group most of the way. When I broke out on my own I was able to take in some beautiful scenery which I really enjoyed. I want to say a big thank you to all of my supporters back in Croatia, they kept me going through the race.”Justin Levene, London, male wheelchair winner (32km) said on winning; “I’m delighted to have won here today. I won the inaugural Wings for Life World Run at Silverstone, in Peru the year after, and then in Cambridge last year. I’m delighted to be back and to win again in front of a home crowd. It was a tough course for me today but it was fun, I really enjoyed it. I’ll definitely be back next year to try to defend my title!”Martyna Snopek, London, female wheelchair winner (16km) said; “Today was my third race with Wings for Life World Run and my third time to win, so I’d say my form has been consistent. I enjoyed today’s race the most – I was faster and went further than I’ve ever been before so all in all a better event for me. It was great to have locals out on the road cheering us on during the race and the atmosphere afterwards in the park has been buzzing. I hope to be back next year!”A staggering 1,431,183 kilometres of running was pounded out across all 25 locations. Wheelchair participant Aron Anderson of Sweden is the new Men’s Global Champion (92.14km), while Bartosz Olszewski of Poland was the men’s runner who achieved the longest distance (88.24km). Another Polish athlete, runner Dominika Stelmach (68.21 km), was crowned the women’s Global Champion.Find out more at www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com.
OTTAWA – The federal Liberal government announced several changes this week to the controversial suite of tax-reform proposals it introduced in July. Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the changes to the tax plan following a 75-day consultation period that produced weeks of vocal opposition over the measures from small business owners, doctors, farmers and backbench Liberal MPs.Here’s a look at the tweaks to each of the three major proposals:Income sprinkling: The government intends to move ahead with its proposal to limit the ability of owners of private corporations from unfairly lowering their personal income taxes by sprinkling their earnings to family members who do not contribute to their companies. Ottawa insists businesses with family members that make meaningful contributions will not be affected. After hearing concerns about the added complexity of trying to prove the involvement of family members, the Liberals vowed to simplify the proposal. However, Ottawa has yet to give specifics on what those changes will look like. In hope of calming critics, the government decided to abandon one element of the proposal, which would have limited access to the lifetime capital gains exemption. It ditched this component to avoid negative impacts on the intergenerational transfer of family businesses, like farms. The government acknowledged this was a potential unintended consequence of its reforms.Passive investment income: Morneau has scaled back what some believe is the most contentious piece of the Trudeau government’s tax-reform plan. In hope of calming angry small business owners, Morneau narrowed the scope of his proposal on passive-investment income, so that only three per cent of the most wealthy private corporations will have to pay higher taxes. The adjustment to the original proposal will create a threshold of $50,000 on passive income per year. It will be equivalent to $1 million in savings based on a nominal five per cent rate of return, the government said. The change followed a flood of complaints that warned cracking down on passive investments could hurt middle-class entrepreneurs who use their companies to save for economic downturns, personal leaves and retirement. Morneau said the goal of the change was to enable small business owners to sock away money inside their corporations for future business-related needs, while still targeting wealthy people who use their corporate structures purely as a way to reduce their taxes. The government will release draft legislation as part of next year’s budget.Converting income into capital gains: Morneau announced he would no longer move forward with a tax change that has worried people in the agricultural community, such as farmers and fishers, who hope to pass their family businesses to the next generation. The move, he said, came in response to concerns the measure could have negative tax implications upon death and create challenges with the intergenerational transfer of businesses. Instead, he said the government would work with family businesses to make these transfers even easier.
CALGARY – The Canada Revenue Agency says it executed three search warrants Wednesday as part of a criminal investigation related to the so-called Panama Papers data leak.The CRA says in a statement that about 30 of its criminal investigators, as well as RCMP and West Vancouver Police, searched for evidence at undisclosed locations in Calgary, West Vancouver and the Greater Toronto Area.The tax agency says its investigation identified a series of transactions involving foreign corporations and several transfers through offshore bank accounts allegedly used to evade taxes.The CRA says it is one of 42 international/offshore tax evasion cases it is currently investigating that involve complex structures and potentially multi-millions of dollars in evaded taxes.It says it is pursuing additional criminal investigations related to the Panama Papers.In April 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists received some 11.5 million leaked records from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca that showed how some clients avoided taxes.People convicted of tax evasion can be fined 50 to 200 per cent of the evaded taxes and imprisoned for up to five years.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – FSJ Dance Society is hosting their 20th Annual Ladies Day Out fundraiser at North Peace Secondary School December 1st and 2nd from 10 am – 4 pm.The Fundraiser has supported dancers in the North Peace area for the past 20 years by way of costuming, competitions and bringing choreographers to FSJ for Workshops. This event is one of the larger Fundraisers hosted by the Dance Society raising $20,000 for the year.Ladies Day Out started as a craft fair with 20 tables and has grown to be a two-day event, with 90 tables and the largest home-based business, small business and local artisan fair in the Peace region, approximately 4000 people view the event The fair features a wide range of items for purchase, from clothing, home decor, jewellery, art, children items. There is something for everybody and lots of items on site to purchase directly from the vendors.There is a three dollar admission fee, each paid admission is entered into a draw for a door prize from one of the 90 vendors. The fair is also collecting non-perishable items for the Woman’s Resource Society and each food item donated gets an additional entry into the door prize draw.Weather is expected to cooperate, parking can be a bit tricky so make sure to come early, grab your friends and come to see what is available to purchase for your holiday season list.To view the FB Page CLICK HERE
CECIL LAKE, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has provided an update to a power outage that is affecting customers in the Cecil Lake and Goodlow areas.According to B.C. Hydro community Relations Manager, David Conway, the preliminary estimate suggests power could be out five to seven days.Conway says a geotechnical assessment needs to be completed before they can proceed with working on restoring power. “At this time, we don’t have a restoration time. A preliminary estimate suggests power could be out 5 to 7 days. Before any work can begin, a geotechnical assessment needs to be completed. A geotech is scheduled to have a first look at the site by helicopter tonight. Once the area is cleared safe to work, our crews will assess the damage and restoration work will begin.”Approximately 100 customers continue to be without power service in the Goodlow and Cecil Lake areas since Monday morning due to a landslide.We will provide more updates when they become available.
FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) is warning local residents of the increase of smoke in the area due to the wildfires taking place in Alberta.The NRRM shares on their FB Page that smoke is drifting across the top of BC and moving north as a result of large fires in Alberta. On Monday afternoon, Alberta wildfire officials were aware of 20 active wildfires burning across Alberta.You can check the smoke situation by clicking HERE a site that displays predicted smoke forecasts for all of Canada. More information on wildfire smoke is available on BC Wildfires & Air Quality and BC wildfire information is always available on the BC Wildfire Service website. (Report wildfires at 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cell.) The NRRM is also reminding residents about entering another fire season, to remember to use extra caution when burning. With current conditions, it is more difficult to detect nearby fires.Another way to stay up to date is with the Voyant Emergency Alert System, to receive emergency alerts on your cell phone (or by email or a landline phone) CLICK HEREFor more information on the Voyan Emergency Alert System, CLICK HERE
New Delhi: Acting as a profession may be associated with stardom, money, glamour and glitz, but Aditya Roy Kapoor says it is an “unsure” space to be in as it is impossible for an artiste to prepare a road map to success. Aditya, 33, who started his journey as a VJ and went on to feature in supporting roles until his breakthrough in “Aashiqui 2”, believes an actor is out of job once the film is wrapped. “As an actor technically when you are off a film, you are out of a job. An actor goes from job to job. By virtue, acting is an unsure profession. You generally can’t have a road map as an actor. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “It is impossible to decide where will you be in about five years. I don’t know where I will be in five months from now. And I believe that is what keeps us on our toes and excited,” the actor told PTI in an interview. Getting opportunities to showcase one’s acting talent, especially post failures, is hard, but Aditya says it is important to not put the actors in a spot as filmmaking is a team effort. “If a film does not do well there is a certain period when you do feel low. It affects you because you put in a lot of effort. Everybody in the team puts a lot of energy. But again films are a collective process. It is not one person’s victory or one person’s failure. It is important to keep that in consideration,” he adds. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna The actor, whose last two solo outings — “Fitoor” and “Ok Jaanu” — did not strike a right chord with the audience, says his love for the craft helps him in bouncing back. “What keeps me going is the desire to do it again. Acting is something I love doing. Failure of a film doesn’t diminish my love for acting. An opportunity to work with a new director, a new script keeps me excited. “I believe one is not going to get anywhere by sitting and planning too much. The point is to keep doing and what will happen will happen,” he adds. Aditya is looking forward to the release Dharma Productions’ pre-Independence set love story “Kalank”. The actor says he accepted the role of Dev because he had never worked in a period drama. “The setting of the film was very different from what I had done in the past. I was excited about it but also fearful as I was initially not sure about what I need to bring to the role in this kind of setting. “Trying to imagine yourself as someone who is born in a completely different era was challenging. Dev, as a character, made me feel I was in an uncharted territory which is nice for an actor. I felt nicely unsure on this film,” he says. The actor is currently working on “Malang” directed by Mohit Suri and Anurag Basu’s untitled anthology series, which features him opposite Sanya Malhotra. “I never planned this spate of work. I just happened to be in a position where these films came to me. I am really excited about the work I am doing now. I am working with the directors I admire. So saying yes to these films was a no-brainer.” Aditya has also signed on to star in “Sadak 2” alongside “Kalank” co-stars Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt. “Kalank”, directed by Abhishek Varman and also featuring Madhuri Dixit Nene, and Varun Dhawan, releases Wednesday.
Washington DC: When the landmass that is now the Indian subcontinent slammed into Asia about 50 million years ago, the oxygen in the world’s oceans increased, altering the conditions for life, scientists say. The collision was already known to have changed the configuration of the continents, the landscape, global climate and more. “These results are different from anything people have previously seen,” said Emma Kast, a graduate student at Princeton University in the US. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportKast used microscopic seashells to create a record of ocean nitrogen over a period from 70 million years ago —shortly before the extinction of the dinosaurs — until 30 million years ago. This record is an enormous contribution to the field of global climate studies, said John Higgins, an associate professor at Princeton In addition to being the most abundant gas in the atmosphere, nitrogen is key to all life on Earth. Every organism on Earth requires “fixed” nitrogen —sometimes called “biologically available nitrogen.” Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsNitrogen has two stable isotopes, 15N and 14N. In oxygen-poor waters, decomposition uses up “fixed” nitrogen. This occurs with a slight preference for the lighter nitrogen isotope, 14N, so the ocean’s 15N-to-14N ratio reflects its oxygen levels. That ratio is incorporated into tiny sea creatures called foraminifera during their lives, and then preserved in their shells when they die. By analysing their fossils researchers were able to reconstruct the 15N-to-14N ratio of the ancient ocean, and therefore identify past changes in oxygen levels. Oxygen controls the distribution of marine organisms, with oxygen-poor waters being bad for most ocean life. Many past climate warming events caused decreases in ocean oxygen that limited the habitats of sea creatures, from microscopic plankton to the fish and whales that feed on them. Scientists trying to predict the impact of current and future global warming have warned that low levels of ocean oxygen could decimate marine ecosystems, including important fish populations. When the researchers assembled their unprecedented geologic record of ocean nitrogen, they found that in the 10 million years after dinosaurs went extinct, the 15N-to-14N ratio was high, suggesting that ocean oxygen levels were low. They first thought that the warm climate of the time was responsible, as oxygen is less soluble in warmer water. “Contrary to our first expectations, global climate was not the primary cause of this change in ocean oxygen and nitrogen cycling,” Kast said. The collision of India with Asia closed off an ancient sea called the Tethys, disturbing the continental shelves and their connections with the open ocean.
CAIRO – A leaked audio recording purportedly by Egyptian army chief and Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has showed the top general saying that the military will maintain its role in Egypt’s affairs for about a decade.The Jazeera Mubasher Misr released the audio recording of comments said to have been made by al-Sisi during a recent interview with Yasser Rizk, editor-in-chief of prominent Egyptian daily Al-Masry al-Youm.In the leaked recording, the army chief allegedly defends efforts to provide a constitutional immunity for the military establishment in Egypt’s amended charter. “This establishment has been playing a role and will continue to play this role for a period between five to ten years regardless of whoever runs the country,” al-Sisi purportedly says.Last month, the Rassd News Network published an audio recording of al-Sisi in which he allegedly called for providing a constitutional immunity for himself if he is not elected Egypt’s president.In the new leaked tape, the army chief allegedly says that “the army can’t be left in the hands of someone (the president) in light of the current turmoil” in the country.He allegedly argues that “this person could unintentionally undermine the military establishment”.Al-Sisi is allegedly heard criticizing a decision by ousted president Mohamed Morsi to sack top military brass last year, blaming what he said “failure of the ruler to assess the reaction and weight of the military establishment”.Shortly after being elected Egypt’s first civilian president, Morsi had sacked then defense minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and chief of staff Sami Anan. He had also scraped a constitutional declaration that granted the military establishment sweeping powers.The authenticity of the recording attributed to al-Sisi could not be verified and there was no immediate comment on the tape by Egyptian authorities.It was the fifth such leaked recording of the interview which has been published last month to coincide with Egypt’s celebrations of the anniversary of the victory over Israel in 1973. The paper dismissed the recordings as “fabricated.”By Abdel-Rahman Fathi