Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated Jamaican Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron on being elected President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The elections were held on Wednesday, March 27, in Barbados. In a congratulatory message, the Prime Minister said Jamaica and the region expects that under his watch West Indies cricket can chart a new course of development and success.“With our long history of excellence you now have the opportunity to build on this legacy for the greater good of the sport and cricket-loving fans around the world. I have every confidence that the process and development of West Indies cricket will benefit from your talent, passion and considerable experience,” the Prime Minister said.And, in her congratulations, the Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Sport, Natalie Neita Headley said “we expected no less and look forward to a successful tenure as WICB President.”Contact: Communications Unit-OPMTel: 926-0244Fax: 920-4684 Email: [email protected]
zoom India’s Cochin Port recorded the highest cargo traffic growth during the period from April to August 2017, when compared to other major ports in the country.Namely, the port was the top one of seven major Indian ports which registered positive growth in traffic over the period, as its volumes surged by 19.99% compared to April-August volumes in 2016, according to data provided by India’s Ministry of Shipping.The port’s growth was mainly driven by a rise in traffic of petroleum oil and lubricants (POL), which jumped by 27.99%, and containers which recorded an increase of 12.79%.Cochin Port was followed by the port of New Mangalore, which handled 13.26% more volumes, while Paradip Port saw a rise of 12.57% in its volumes. India’s ports of Kolkata and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) handled 11.45% and 6.18% more over the period, respectively.The country’s 12 major ports together handled 273.96 million tonnes of cargo between April to August, 2017 as against 265.31 million tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year, representing an overall growth of 3.26%.“Technological advancement for modernization of major ports and reforms for enhancing ease of doing business are driving and sustaining the growth trend line at India’s major ports,” the Ministry said.The Ministry added that it has been proactively undertaking legislative reforms to weed out old obsolete laws and enhance connectivity of ports to improve their efficiency under the Sagarmala Programme.
Advertisement YTV is making magic this fall with the debut of the new Canadian original series, Tricked (20 x 30). Produced for YTV by Force Four Entertainment, and hosted by veteran magician Eric Leclerc, Tricked baffles unsuspecting people with magic, sleight-of-hand, and super sneaky pranks. The series premieres on Monday, September 5 and will air Monday to Thursday on YTV. YTV is making magic this fall with the debut of the new Canadian original series, Tricked (20 x 30). Produced for YTV by Force Four Entertainment, and hosted by veteran magician Eric Leclerc, Tricked baffles unsuspecting people with magic, sleight-of-hand, and super sneaky pranks. The series premieres on Monday, September 5 and will air Monday to Thursday on YTV.In each episode of Tricked, Eric goes undercover to pull well-crafted pranks on unsuspecting people, all caught on tape by hidden cameras. Well-known from his popular YouTube videos, which have garnered more than 10 million views worldwide, Eric performs illusions, misdirection and mind-reading tricks that will leave viewers in awe and disbelief day after day. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement “Magic is universally exciting and I love its ability to connect people through wonder and amazement,” said Eric Leclerc, Host of Tricked. “We shot nearly 300 tricks for the series and each episode is jam-packed with laughs, shock, and awe for the whole family.”More magical content will be uploaded on YTV.com and YTVGo featuring tricks of the trade and tutorials on how to prank family and friends with magic that can be done at home. Also available online are videos revealing secrets from Tricked’s “Magic Camp,” where Eric and the magic team taught kids tricks using household items, which they then performed on camera.“We’re thrilled to bring Tricked to YTV this fall,” said John Ritchie, Chief Creative Officer of Force Four Entertainment. “Viewers of all ages are going to love our incredibly talented host Eric Leclerc, and how he uses his amazing magic tricks to put a whole new spin on the hidden camera genre.”Tricked is based on the highly successful ITV Studios UK show, of the same name. The YTV series results from a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distributor of the format. It has been adapted by Force Four for Corus Entertainment’s YTV.Tricked is based on the highly successful ITV Studios UK show, of the same name. The YTV series results from a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distributor of the format. It has been adapted by Force Four for Corus Entertainment’s YTV. Twitter
(The existing Trans Mountain pipeline crosses a river in Chilliwack, B.C., near Cheam First Nation. Lucy Scholey/APTN)The Canadian PressFederal MPs on the natural resources committee will meet this afternoon for an emergency session to discuss last week’s game-changing court decision to tear up federal approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The meeting comes at the request of the three Conservatives and one New Democrat MP who sit on the committee.A federal court last week ruled consultation with Indigenous communities was not robust enough for the approval to be valid.The court also said the National Energy Board hadn’t properly considered the impact of an increase in oil tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia that will result from an expanded pipeline.The same day, Kinder Morgan shareholders voted to approve the sale of the existing pipeline and other assets to the federal government for $4.5 billion.Conservative natural resources critic Shannon Stubbs says the government needs to explain whether it took into account the risk this court decision would come down as it did when deciding the only way to get the pipeline built in the presence of investor jitters was to nationalize it.“It is a crucial question,” Stubbs said Monday afternoon, as she got off a plane to Ottawa to attend Tuesday’s meeting.She is hoping the committee will issue calls for both Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi and Finance Minister Bill Morneau to appear before it to explain how everything went so wrong and what their plan is now to fix it, but it’s unlikely any of those questions will be answered Tuesday.It’s not clear yet whether Canada intends to appeal the decision or will instead endeavour to complete the consultations and considerations the court said were lacking.The Trans Mountain pipeline carries crude oil and some refined products between Alberta and the B.C. coast. Kinder Morgan applied to build a second pipeline parallel to the first that will triple the capacity, and Canada’s hope is much of that oil would end up in Asian markets.Canada’s reliance on the United States for its oil exports decreases the price Canada can get for its oil, an amount Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself says amounts to a $15 billion loss each year.Ninety-nine per cent of Canada’s oil exports go to the United States.