Jamaica Scorpions make strong reply in WICB First Class Championship

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first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Trinidad and Tobago Red Force were propelled by Jeremy Solozano’s maiden first-class hundred, but Jamaica Scorpions were making a strong reply on the second day of their Regional First Class Championship here yesterday.Solozano, in his first outing of the championship, hit 110 to help lift Red Force to 271 in their first innings, after the hosts resumed on 145 for five at Queen’s Park Oval. Wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo struck 45, while tail-ender Marlon Richards chimed in with 26.Seamer David Bernard Jr picked up three for 25 to spearhead the Scorpions attack.Scorpions then lost John Campbell for two to the eighth ball of the innings with the score on three, but recovered to reach 119 for three at the close.Andre McCarthy was leading the fightback on 49 and was partnered by former skipper Tamar Lambert on 12.Captain Paul Palmer made 35, his first double figure score in five innings this season.Rookie seamer Daniel St Clair struck a crucial blow before tea when he had the left-handed Campbell caught at the wicket.Palmer and Barbadian Kirk Edwards, who scored 19, then repaired the innings in a 43-run, second-wicket stand, taking the visitors to the break at 36 for one.The right-handed Edwards perished in the sixth over after tea, lbw to off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine, but Palmer combined with McCarthy to add 27 for the third wicket.Palmer, whose previous innings yielded nine runs, faced 70 balls in nearly 1-3/4 hours at the crease and stroked five fours before going bowled by leg-spinner Imran Khan.Any thoughts Red Force had of making further inroads were quickly dashed as McCarthy and Lambert, in his 97th first-class match, came together to see Scorpions safely to the close in an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership worth 46.The right-handed McCarthy has struck seven fours in a breezy 66-ball knock, while Lambert has batted just over an hour and counted two boundaries.Volcanoes beat HurricanesAT WINDSOR PARK: Windward Islands Volcanoes defeated Leeward Islands Hurricanes by eight wickets on the second day of their third-round game here yesterday.Scores: HURRICANES 24 for seven declared. (Kevin McCLean 2-2, Mervin Matthews 2-6, Kenroy Peters 2-12) and 170 (Nkrumah Bonner 64, Shane Jeffers 30; Liam Sebastien 5-75, Alston Bobb 4-48). VOLCANOES 140 (Tyrone Theophile 62, Andre Fletcher 31; Alzarri Joseph 7-48, Rahkeem Cornwall 2-28) and 56 for two (Johnson Charles 21 not out).AT GUYANA NATIONAL STADIUM: Barbados Pride, replying to Guyana Jaguars’ first innings of 337 all out, were 60 for four at the close on the second day of their third-round match here yesterday.Scores: JAGUARS 337 (Vishaul Singh 121, Leon Johnson 74, Assad Fudadin 42, Raymon Reifer 32, Shimron Hetmyer 24; Kevin Stoute 3-40, Roston Chase 2-28). PRIDE 60 for four (Veerasammy Permaul 2-24).last_img read more


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first_imgNew car stickers have been launched in memory of the late Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly in support of his beloved charity – Donegal Down Syndrome.The stickers, created by Paddy McLaughlin at Signz Donegal, were created with permission from the Kelly Family in honour of Manus, who tragically died while competing in the Donegal International Rally in June.Proceeds from the memorabilia will be donated to Donegal Down Syndrome – a charity which was close to Manus’ heart. Manus Kelly Memorial Stickers Vinyl Decal. Copyright Signz Donegal. Designed & printed by Signz.ieThe sticker launch was met with overwhelming demand on Thursday night with orders flooding in from all over the world. The packs sold out within hours as hundreds of people visited eBay to buy a piece of memorabilia to remember the three-time rally champion.Paddy has said that sales will reopen again soon, as soon as the website will allow it.Signz Donegal was the company that created a touching memorial design for Manus’ Subaru Impreza WRC in the days following his death. The car was driven by Declan Boyle on the day of Manus’ funeral to lead the cortège through Glenswilly.“We’ve been asked since day one to do something for him (Manus), so we looked into making the stickers public,” Paddy said. “We got approval from Bernie and the family to launch the stickers. We wanted to do it through a charity too. Donegal Down Syndrome is a great cause and Manus was always very supportive of them.”Paddy has advised those who want to buy the sticker sets, which are priced €12 for two, to keep an eye on the Signz Facebook page and eBay account for new sales releases.UPDATE: The Manus Kelly Memorial Stickers are now being sold by Signz.ie on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/712065814/manus-kelly-memorial-stickers-vinylOverwhelming demand for Manus Kelly charity stickers was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Manus ‘mandy’ kellymemorial stickersSignzlast_img read more


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first_img25 November 2008 The Bill also limits the detention of children awaiting trial in prison, through the application of a schedule of offences for which children may be detained. Source: BuaNews However, the prosecution can bring evidence to show that a particular child has criminal capacity. The Child Justice Alliance welcomed the legislation, saying that it recognised the need for a new justice system for children in conflict with the law, and was confident that the new legislation would support South Africa’s ongoing efforts to combat crime. While retaining most features of the present criminal justice process, the Bill introduces a number of new concepts and procedures. In terms of the Bill, children below the age of 10 years should not be prosecuted, while those between the ages of 10 and 14 are presumed to lack criminal capacity. The Bill further seeks to create a balance between protecting the accused child’s rights as a child and an individual, and protecting the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the community. New concepts and procedures While 10 years is still considered to be a low age by world standards, the presumption of lack of criminal capacity will help to protect children who are immature. South Africa’s National Assembly last week passed the long-awaited Child Justice Bill, which deals with minors – children under the age of 18 years – who are in conflict with the law. The Bill has been sent to President Kgalema Motlanthe for approval. The new Child Justice Bill aims to give such children a chance to put right what they have done through diversion, which means they do not get criminal records. Even when children commit serious crimes, their age is a mitigating factor when it comes to sentencing, and there is a need for a wide range of sentencing options. The procedure set up by the Bill gives criminal justice professionals an opportunity to deal with each case on an individual basis, giving them the discretion to deal with different cases and children differently, as the facts and circumstances dictate. The Bill takes cognisance of the fact that when dealing with child offenders, one is dealing with human beings that are not yet fully developed. It also understands that adolescence is a time for testing limits, and that although many children will commit offences during their teens, most will grow up to be law-abiding citizens. The new Bill makes provision for a separate justice system for children, with a clear set of guidelines and procedures that are easily understandable and consonant with South Africa’s constitutional and international obligations. Alternative sentencinglast_img read more


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first_img22 April 2016Destroyed in a fire in November 2009, Joburg’s historic Rissik Street Post Office is being restored to its previous glory. The iconic building is one of the city’s heritage sites.“The Rissik Street Post Office building was severely vandalised and damaged by fire, therefore a significant danger exists of further deterioration of this heritage structure,” Helen Botes, the chief executive of Joburg Property Company (JPC), told The Star newspaper.“The frontage has always been Rissik Street but we want to have a more exciting and contemporary-style entrance,” Botes added.It was currently being partially renovated to ensure the structural integrity of the building and to enable interim use while funding was being sought for comprehensive restoration. “Long-term plans include the full restoration of the building and the securing of a long-term public use agreement.” Helen Botes, chief executive of JPC says they want a more contemporary entrance for the Rissik Street post office, currently being refurbished. (Image: Gauteng Film Commission, Brand South Africa)The renovation is estimated to cost R147-million and begins with the excavations for the columns. There’ll also be a structural active scan which includes radar scanning, exposures for the bases and repairs to the core extraction, and the procurement of the required steel, which has been fabricated in line with the designs.The post office’s main hall and north wing will be refurbished for flexible use, while the rest is being finalised. The area will also be made safe and cordoned off to ensure the public cannot enter the building.Long-term, the plan includes a complete heritage restoration, completed in line with heritage guidelines, regulations and public meetings provided by the Gauteng Provincial Heritage Resources Authority.Built in 1897, at one stage the Rissik Street Post Office was Joburg’s tallest building at 102 metres. “It operated until it was vacated by the South African Post Office in 1996. Characterised by its bold mix of architectural styles, the building was proclaimed a national monument in 1978.”Joburgers tweeted their delight at seeing signs of refurbishment:The Rissik Street Post Office Revamp announced! Finally some action!— JHF (@JoburgHeritage) March 3, 2016Great to see a start has been made. Rissik Street Post Office. pic.twitter.com/KoNJeYXy5a— wilsongail (@wilsongail60) February 20, 2016Source: City of Joburglast_img read more


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first_imgWho doesn’t love free stuff? Check out this round-up of free light leaks, templates, tools, presets, film grain and more to add some shine to your everyday editing tasks.Free stuff is one of the great benefits of the Internet – loads of great contributors willing to share their expertise and generosity with anyone who wants it. As a way of maximizing that generosity and getting you some great free stuff, here’s a quick roundup of some of the best free elements for video editors and motion designers!Light Leaks & Lens FlaresWe’ve previously posted on Premiumbeat some excellent links to some great free light leaks from the likes of Creative Dojo and LightLeakLove. Well LightLeakLove are back at it this Christmas with a huge 25 video giveaway.  Each and every day on the run up to Christmas 2013 they will be giving away a free HD optically created light leak for you to use in your projects.If you can’t wait that long head over to Projector Films for 24 more free light leak and lens flares with Pro Res 1080p downloads for each file. What’s handy about this site is that you can watch a sample of the clip before you download it. That, and these leaks are beautiful!Idustrial Revolution also has a generous archive of free FCPX Effects including this Flare Lights Effect which adds a light streak effect to your footage right inside your FCPX timeline.PremiumBeat has previously shared about the London based Luca Visual FX a number of times but if you’ve not already downloaded these two very useful lens flares that are compatible with FCP7, X, After Effects, Premiere, DaVinci Resolve and Avid Media Composer, then what are you waiting for!?Video Editing Templates, Presets & FiltersSpeaking of Idustrial Revolution they also have a bunch of free FCPX templates for common editorial graphics tasks like adding reflection to images and text, color split text transitions, and a very handy broadcast VT countdown clock. Download it for free here.If you’re looking for 2GB of free film grain – including 35mm Kodak Vision 3 5213 filmstock, film burns, aspect ratio templates and more, then Vision-Color, makers of the Osiris film emulation LUT pack, is the place for you. You will have to give a Facebook like for the 2GB download, but we think it’s a small price to pay for useful video video LUTs.Motion-master-templates.com is a super simple site with some nicely put together FCP7/X and Motion 4/5 animated templates. You can download the files and watch a tutorial for each one, so you’re supported all the way. These are all created by motion graphics artist Deyson Ortiz.You’d probably have to be living under a rock to have not see any of Alex Gollner’s regular free FCPX plugins and effects, templates and transitions. Alex uploads a new free FCPX plugin most fridays and his archive site has over 60 free downloads. There are far too many to list here so just jump over and start rummaging for yourself.Two excellent free filters that can save you a lot of time, if you’re still cutting on FCP7, are Marcus Herrick’s free Facelight and Vignette filters. Facelight will quickly add a pop of brightness to a subject’s face whilst the vignette needs no explaining. The Facelight plugin does a decent job of acting like a lightning fast power window right from the FCP7 timeline.In case you missed it we recently shared this excellent Anamorphic After Effects template from editor Vashi Nedomansky, which provides just the right amount of lens distortion and vignetting to mimic the look of anamorphic lenses. Another great post chock full of freebies is PremiumBeat blogger Clay Asbury’s Free Color Grading Presets for Premiere Pro and After EffectsOther Free Tools For Video EditorsEver had a producer or director call you up wanting to look at some MXF footage on their Mac computer without any editing software installed? If not, just wait…one day you will. When that day comes just point them to Hamburg Pro Media’s free MXF4mac player, an amazingly capable little app MXF4mac player will let them simply drag and drop almost any MXF file and watch it full screen. Not only that but they can also:“Control 8 tracks of audio, the framerate, Movie Time, Source Package Timecode, Frame Number and Data Rate. It supports, XDCAM HD, AVC-Intra, DNxHD, HDV,  Uncompressed SD/HD,Uncompressed Avid 10 bit, DVC-Pro HD, IMX-D10,DV, Meridien, Sony Proxy and more.“Another handy tool for editors comes from Creative Dojo, this time with a free download of some very useful After Effects Scripts that make common tasks like setting up or tidying up your project happen in a flash with a few clicks.To also get a project folder structure set up in a jiffy Digital Rebellion has an excellent free tool called Post Haste, which PB previously blogged about here (plus a load of great insights from editors on how they go about structuring their project organization). Another very useful freebie from Digital Rebellion is the Compressor Repair tool which:Is primarily aimed at problems involving clusters not appearing, submit buttons being greyed out and error messages saying the background process is not running. It can also fix certain issues where Compressor will not launch or launches without any windows.Spherico has 22 free film tools that really are a technical treasure trove and it’s a site that’s worth remembering as, chances are, one of these free tools might just come in handy next time you’re in a tight editing spot. In particular there are some great free FCPX metadata tools like this Keyword Extractor. There are also tools for copying cards, creating disk images and cleaning up Alexa XMLs when working with FCP7.If you’re in charge of keeping track of thousands of files then this great app called Fixity (currently windows only but Mac is ‘coming soon’) from Audio Video Preservation Solutions is probably what you need. Fixity scans your directories to create a manifest of all your files and then can re-scan them all at a later date and compare the two lists in case any of the files have been moved, deleted, corrupted or renamed. A very handy way to ensure the integrity of your data.Another great free tool available from the AVP site is the BWF MetaEdit which allows you to “Import, edit, embed, and export specified metadata elements in WAVE audio files.” If you’re dealing with Broadcast Wave Files on a regular basis this free tool could be invaluable. Check out avpreserve.com for full details.Jan E Schotsman’s old-school looking website is a great place to pick up some very useful free tools for doing all kinds of things to video images like de-interlacing, cleaning up, converting from NTSC to PAL, adding a watermark to a folder of Quicktime or JPG files in one go and much more. 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first_imgThe disparaging remarks by senior State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and Ministers in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s cabinet over Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s political debut led to controversy on Friday with leaders across party lines condemning them. Reacting to Ms. Gandhi Vadra being appointed Congress general secretary Senior State BJP leader and Minister of the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) Vinod Narayan Jha had told a private news channel: “Except for being beautiful, I see no other quality that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may be credited with. Nature has showered its bounty on her but the Congress should remember that beauty does not garner votes. She may be of 37-38 or even 44 years old but she is a political novice.”Earlier, on Thursday, senior State BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, too, had made similar disparaging remarks on Ms. Gandhi Vadra’s official entry into politics. He tweeted: “If the Congress wants to exult over the induction of a woman with a tainted life partner, congratulations to them…Priyanka’s businessman husband’s irregular land transactions are spread over two states and he is facing probes.”Referring to Ms. Gandhi-Vadra’s face resembling that of her grandmother, late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Mr. Sushil Modi further tweeted, “If a person could become as capable as someone else merely by resembling him or her, by now we would have many more Amitabh Bachchans and Virat Kohlis. Duplicates do not work in politics. Priyanka might resemble Indira but there is a big difference.”Leaders across party lines demanded the removal of Vinod Narayan Jha from the Nitish Kumar’s Cabinet and his expulsion from the BJP. “Mr Jha has displayed a perverse attitude towards women and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should immediately remove him from the Cabinet. We also expect the BJP would expel him from the party,” said State Congress leaders Prem Chandra Mishra and Kaukab Quadri. Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly Tejashwi Yadav criticised the CM: “Nitish Kumar is running an institute where he trains to abuse and makes excuses…his Cabinet Ministers and spokespersons are trained there.”However, ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and former State Congress president Ashok Choudhury said, “We cannot approve of such remarks…Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has her own aura which may or may not bring desired results in the elections…but the way she has been spoken about does not appear proper.” Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, too, said that CM Nitish Kumar, “should immediately sack this Minister [Jha].”last_img read more


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first_imgGolden Globe-winning actress Tippi Hedren made a name for herself as the star of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and “Marnie”, but it’s her role as an activist that has set her apart from, well, most celebrities.Tippi Hedren and FriendsCredit/Copyright: Bill DowThe actress devoted herself to raising her daughter, Melanie Griffith, and raising consciousness about the vital preservation of endangered animals all over the world – namely, big cats.She is president of the Roar Foundation, and resides on her sanctuary for animals in California called The Shambala Preserve.For years, this remarkable woman has tirelessly pleaded with Congress to pass legislation to stop the breeding and raising of exotic felines for personal possession or financial gain. It’s not just about preservation of exotic animals; it’s also about public safety.Her efforts have led to death threats, yet her passion remains steadfast. In 2009, she co-authored a bill titled ‘A Federal Ban on the Breeding of the Exotic Feline for Personal Possession’ and on September 20, 2012, she will again appear in front of Congress to plead passage of the bill, now titled: “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act,” aka as H.R. 4122.In her recent open letter to Congress, Hedren explains the importance of passing H.R. 4122, and with some public support we can all be part of this humane and necessary legislation.Look To The Stars was grateful to speak with Ms. Hedren about big cats, Congress, the fight to stop animal abuse and her aim to ultimately educate the public in regards to the inhumane treatment of circus animals and the need for this outdated form of entertainment to go away.Tippi Hedren with TigersCredit/Copyright: Bill DowWhat sparked your interest in big cats?The situation that caused the Shambala Preserve to come into effect was monumental. I’d always had puppies and kittens and bunnies and the normal type of pet, and I did two films in Africa in 1969 and 1970. One was in Rhodesia – which is now Zimbabwe – and the other in South Africa. In those days, environmentalists all over the world were telling us that if we didn’t stop the encroaching civilization on wild areas – the hunting, the poaching of wild animals – that by the year 2000 they would be gone. So there was a lot of awareness going on – we were learning about the plight of the whale, the panda, and the tiger. My husband was the producer, so we decided to do a film about this issue and were kicking around ideas – should we focus on one area, should we focus on one group of animals – and that answer came very quickly.We went on a photo shoot in Mozambique and came across a house that had been abandoned by a game warden on one of the preserves, and a pride of lions had moved in. There must have been 20-30 cats, sitting in windows, going in and out the doors, the cubs were playing out front. They looked like great portraits. I have the most beautiful picture in my mind of this fabulous place, and we thought “bingo”! Perfect movie set, animals which most people are either fascinated with or scared to death of.When we gave the script – and this is using sometimes ten cats in a scene, sometimes 12, sometimes 20 – to the trainers of these acting animals, everyone of them came back laughing at us and said this film cannot be done because of the number of animals working together.So eventually that led to the establishment of the Shambala Preserve. My first rescue was an 8-month-old lion cub who was purchased by a doctor in Los Angeles. He bought a cute little adorable lion cub, and as he grew he was tearing up the doctor’s house, taking chunks out of the doctor, plus he didn’t have any siblings for him to play with. So by the time he was about 8-months-old, he was screaming for someone to take this little monster off his hands. So I went and picked him up and brought him home to our place in Sherman Oaks, where he continued his demolition work. That was the beginning of these rescues.Were any of them movie animals?Yes some of them, not too many. We became a very, very important facility to the California Fish and Game Department, as well as other state fish and game departments when they would confiscate a big cat that was either treated really badly or living in squalor. And these stories were many – we had a lion living in the basement with a family who had children – I mean, this is one of the four most dangerous animals in the world and our government has always said yeah sure, breed them, sell them for whatever you can… and on top of that we’ll give you a permit. US Department of Agriculture- there is a whole lot wrong with that.Tippi Hedren with LionCredit/Copyright: Bill DowAnd you are changing that?I certainly hope so. I’m working on my second Federal Bill. The first one in 2003 was to stop the interstate traffic of these animals to be sold as pets, and that was titled ‘The Cats of Wildlife Safety Act.’ I co-authored that and was asked to testify. What I did was I listed about 18 accidents – you know you have about 5 minutes to get your point across – and I just listed accidents, killings, maulling’s. There are hundreds and hundreds of people, adults and children that have been maimed and killed by these animals.Do people think because there’s not a law against it that it makes it okay?Well, how many people do you know, when they want to get a dog, look into what this dog is like – is it a lap dog, is a collie, do they do that? No, that’s why the shelters are so full of animals that people say ‘oh I didn’t know he was going to grow so big’, ‘I didn’t know he was going to eat so much’, etc.Tell us about the second Federal Bill?It was either ‘07 or ’09 and apparently the climate wasn’t right for this bill and it just sat there for a while. It’s the same bill – the first bill was the Federal Ban on the Exotic Breeding of Felines for Personal Possession or Financial Gain, now the bill is being cast as a public safety act, H.R. 4122, and hopefully that stops the breeding.The most important thing here is the public safety issue, to get it stopped because the government won’t act on an emotional basis -the inhumaneness of these animals being born in captivity – it is a public safety issue.Which celebrities support your efforts?I have a whole list of them, but Betty White comes to mind first.[Other celebrities include: Loni Anderson, Lily Tomlin, Kate Linder, Romi Dames and Lindsay Wagner].Let’s talk about the circus? Who are we not reaching in terms of education regarding the epic inhumane treatment and abuse of circus animals?In terms of the circus, we are not reaching the parents who think that their children should see the circus with the animals in it. This is the propaganda we’re dealing with. The Ringling Brothers, they are about as big as the problem gets and they have the money to tell all these lies about how educational the circus is – to see the animals. Can you tell me what is educational about seeing an elephant sitting up, standing on its head doing a dance routine? There is nothing educational about that – parents need to be aware that these animals have been beaten into practically being killed to do these stupid tricks.If you ever ask anybody involved with the circus if you could go watch a training session with the elephants and big cats, they will never let you in. We have gotten information in the past from people who have hidden a camera, honest to god you just wanna cry and you have this insane desire to stop this insanity. It’s just deplorable.The great thing about social media is that people are waking up and are shunning special interest groups.Have you read my letter to Congress? The one about Kenneth Feld? The power Kenneth Feld has is absolutely phenomenal – talk about special interest groups, he owns our government. Will anyone stand with me against Kenneth Feld? He has been brought up on animal cruelty and animal abuse charges many, many times – at least five times that I know of – he pays a $200,000 or $300,000 fine and off he goes and continues this.So he’s basically a cash cow for them?Absolutely right, and when I heard from Washington that a number of congressional members are hesitant to vote for this bill because of the circus – that’s what prompted me to write an open letter to congress. I’m just livid, the wild animal business is so huge it’s on par with illegal drugs. When it gets that big it gets dangerous. When I wrote the bill in 2003, my life was threatened, I called the authorities who had the FBI come in and I couldn’t leave the preserve. I had to have somebody come live with me, I couldn’t drive my own car, I had to rent one. I was literally imprisoned in my house – the sheriffs were going through everyone’s bags who came to the preserve, and they found out the man who threatened me was an animal dealer – I don’t know what happened to him. But my assistant is getting phone calls from the Feld camp saying you better be watch yourself, and he just tells them ‘what are you going to do about it, she’s telling the truth.’This is my goal in life, to stop the insanity. I would like to see us be the generation that stops animal cruelty forever, and I hope that in my lifetime I will see that.Look to the Stars greatly thanks Ms. Hedren for her time and efforts at bettering this world, and we hope to have a small part in stopping the cruelty.To support Ms. Hedren, please visit the Shambala website.If you’d like to sign the petition in support of H.R. 4122, you can do so hereCopyright ©2012Look to the Starslast_img read more


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first_imgAPTN National NewsAlberta’s Wildrose Party is holding onto a polling lead as the province heads into an election next week.After 40 years in power, it seems that the Progressive Conservative-hold on Canada’s largest economy is slipping.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has more on what to expect if the Wildrose Party takes the legislature.last_img


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first_img(A trailer, debris and a smouldering fire was all that was left at the former site of the Sarnia blockade Thursday. APTN Photo) By Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsSarnia – When members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia agreed to shut down their blockade of a CN Rail line Wednesday at midnight that was believed to be the end of it.But it’s not over.Saturday they will attempt to block traffic on the Blue Water Bridge that also serves as the US/Canada border access.And then they’re going to get strategic explains spokesman Ron Plain, who has been the face of the blockade almost from the beginning and as result is facing possible punishment from the Superior Court of Justice.“Now that the blockade is down there will be a Phase 2 and that will include roving blockades,” he said at his home in Sarnia Thursday.They intend to shut down access to selected factories here for up to days at a time in the area known as Chemical Valley.“In my vision of what can happen I’ll look at the research of a company, for example Imperial Oil. I will look globally at what Imperial Oil’s record is with Indigenous peoples, as well as their record of dealing with us here in Aamjiwnanng,” said Plain, as part of wide-ranging interview with APTN National News that will look at the intimate details of the nearly two-week blockade to be aired next week.He said he will use that research to determine how to proceed, but a site hasn’t been picked yet.“From that we will base a campaign against Imperial Oil saying this is what we want as we block you,” he said. “It may be a 12-hour blockade, a 24-hour blockade, 36-hour blockade.”That will be determined by an organizing committee that plans to meet soon and is expected to keep the city updated. Mayor Mike Bradley said he was aware of further action but was happy the blockade came to a peaceful conclusion, which was echoed by Sarnia police Chief Phil Nelson.The selected factory will also be notified in advance of any action said Plain.Plain said the blockade of a CN spur line was ended in a negotiated settlement with Sarnia police after an Ontario judge ordered it shut down Wednesday.Plain called it the first victory of the Idle No More movement.He said the blockade, which began Dec. 21, 2012, had proven its point and didn’t need to continue. Plain said they were already negotiating to have the blockade end on Saturday.The blockade was originally launched in support of hunger-striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s demand for a treaty meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Gov. Gen. David Johnston and First Nations leaders.Plain was found in contempt Wednesday of a court injunction ordering an end to the blockade. He was ordered by the court not to go near the site of the blockade unless it involved negotiating its end.Plain is scheduled to be in court Friday to learn what happens as a result of the comptempt of court order.“I have to go back to court tomorrow and find out whether anthing is going to come to me for being the spokesman for the campaign,” he said.The ending to the Aamjiwnaang blockade leaves only the Mi’kmaq from Listuguj First Nation still holding a rail blockade. The Mi’kmaq there have been blocking the railway at Pointe-a-la-Croix in Quebec since Dec. 28, 2012.More rail and highway blockades, however, are expected in the coming days and weeks.First Nations chiefs are planning to hold a national day of action on Jan. 16 which could see the beginning of indefinite blockades across the country.kjackson@aptn.ca@afixedaddresslast_img read more