Fair Share Monies

first_imgThe Peace River Regional District is getting another 26 and half million dollars in Infrastructure Funding from the province. It comes according to the terms of the BC / Peace River Memorandum of Understanding, formerly known as FairShare. This is money pledged by the provincial government to this region, in recognition of revenues raised by the Province from the oil and gas industry.- Advertisement -It is based on understanding communities in the North don’t have the same industrial tax base, to contribute to infrastructure funding.The money is distributed to local governments, within the regional district, by a pre-determined formula.last_img

Roma skipper De Rossi gets two-match ban

first_img0Shares0000Referee Giacomelli gives red card to AS Roma’s midfielder Daniele De Rossi during their match against Genoa on November 26, 2017 in Genoa © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOROME, Italy, Nov 28 – Roma captain Daniele De Rossi was given a two-match ban on Tuesday for slapping Genoa’s Gianluca Lapadula in last weekend’s Serie A draw.De Rossi was sent off with his side leading 1-0 after 69 minutes for hitting Lapadula in the face and the Genoa striker scored the resulting penalty for a 1-1 draw. The Lega Serie A found the 34-year-old former Italy midfielder guilty of “seriously unsportsmanlike conduct”, meaning he will miss their next two league games against SPAL and Chievo.Juventus were fined 10,000 euros ($11,846) for “derogatory chants of a territorial origin” against Calabria side Crotone, and Inter Milan 3,500 euros for delaying the second half of the Cagliari game by three minutes.Verona defender Thomas Heurtaux and Bologna’s Vasilis Torosidis were both given one-match bans for their respective red cards at the weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Sun say El-Mhanni is close to leaving Newcastle

first_imgYasin Ben El-Mhanni is close to quitting Newcastle, according to The Sun.The 22-year-old West Londoner, who joined the Magpies a year ago, is said to be unhappy with the way the club are dealing with allegations of racism and bullying by Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley.Former England international Beardsley faces multiple complaints, one of which has been made by El-Mhanni.Beardsley is taking a period of leave while the club holds an investigation into the allegations.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Sun say the player’s position at St James’ Park has become “increasingly uncomfortable” and that there is interest in him among a number of clubs.Those clubs are said to be Stoke and Championship promotion chasers Wolves and Cardiff.Wolves are reported to have made an approach, with Stoke and Cardiff apparently monitoring developments.El-Mhanni played for a number of non-League clubs and had a trial with Chelsea prior to being snapped up by Newcastle, where he has not made a league appearance. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Strong SA film presence for Cannes

first_img15 May 2013A record 150 South African filmmakers were set to attend the 66th Cannes International Film Festival which opened on Wednesday, 12 of them sponsored by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), which is also hosting the market screening of three South African films at the prestigious event.The NFVF is running a South Africa pavilion as well as host an array of networking and presentation events over the 11 days of the festival as it pushes to open up new markets for local filmmakers and attract new investments in South Africa’s industry.“Cannes is without a doubt one of the most strategic international film platforms,” NFVF CEO Zama Mkosi said in a statement on Tuesday.“Our emphasis going there is to ensure that our film projects that we take there as well as the filmmakers attending do get as much business exposure as possible and the impact of that is tangible,” Mkosi said.“Another area we will be focusing on is that of marketing our locations as suitable shooting destinations to the international filmmakers. I’m happy that provincial bodies like the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, Durban Film Office and Johannesburg Tourism are part of our delegation, and they will be able to sell their regions to potential investors.”The NFVF announced on Tuesday that South Africa will be signing a memorandum of understanding with Kenya during the festival, aimed at opening opportunities for local filmmakers to explore working partnerships with their counterparts in Kenya.The three South African films that will receive market screenings at Cannes are Diprente Productions’ comedy Blitz Patrollie, which opened on local screens over the weekend, Triggerfish Animation’s new feature Khumba, and Ten10Films’ Black South Easter.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Vettel fastest in Ferrari on cold 2nd day of F1 testing

first_imgCavaliers ban fan who aimed racial taunts at Spurs’ Mills Bottas was next at 0.303 seconds slower in his Mercedes.They were followed by McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne, who just edged Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for the third fastest time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“In terms of general operation everything is really smooth. So it is good to come here and switch on the car and be able to run,” Vettel said. “Obviously the limiting factor was the weather. I think the next two days won’t be much better but I hope next week will be.”Cold and wet conditions, which reduce the tire’s grip on the tarmac, limited driving for a second straight day with only six more test days left before the season starts in Melbourne. Even with temperatures at their highest, both Vettel and Sauber rookie Charles Leclerc spun off the track and into the gravel.Kevin Magnussen had the biggest scare of the day. The Haas driver was about to crash when he managed to regain control and skirt just alongside the barrier until returning to the track.Vandoorne’s third-best time, however, came on a faster set of tires than Verstappen. Much more worrying was that his session was cut short by a problem with the car’s exhaust that the team said it was investigating.McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso had a wheel pop off on Monday, limiting his driving time as well.The hiccups don’t bode well for a team trying to rebound after three disappointing years with Honda by changing to Renault engines.Red Bull’s fortunes turned after Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time and clocked the most laps on Monday.Verstappen had trouble getting his car out of the garage early because of a problem identified by the team as a “minor fuel leak.”Defending champion Lewis Hamilton was scheduled to relieve Bottas at midday. But Mercedes announced after the lunch break was cancelled that Bottas would continue behind the wheel “to maximize our mileage after the poor track conditions limited running this morning.”That means Hamilton has made 25 laps in the Mercedes so far.Vettel recorded the most laps for the session with 98, four more than Bottas. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Vettel said that it was too early to size up Mercedes or the rest of the potential contenders.“For sure you look at the others and compare, but it’s very difficult. So I think we should not get into details too much because it is a bit pointless,” Vettel said. “First we try to understand the car. A lot of mileage, that is the key right now, and then later we focus on performance.”Robert Kubica, who hasn’t raced in F1 since 2010 after being badly injured in a rally crash, served as Williams’ reserve driver in the afternoon. He completed 48 laps and the seventh fastest time.Testing near Barcelona runs until Thursday. A second four-day session will be held from March 6-9.The season-opening Australian GP is on March 25. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during a Formula One pre-season testing session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MONTMELO, Spain — Sebastian Vettel was faster than rival Valtteri Bottas on the second session of Formula One testing on Tuesday, as bad weather continued to complicate preparations for the upcoming season.Vettel set the pace with a lap of 1 minute, 19.673 seconds in the German’s first drive of the new Ferrari.ADVERTISEMENT A track temperature of 4 degrees (39 F) when the session started kept most drivers in the garages until things warmed up by noon.To make up some of the lost time, officials granted the teams’ request to cancel the one-hour lunch break.But light snow fell on the track as temperatures fell again with an hour remaining for the session.“It was very cold on track today. I don’t think I’ve ever driven in such cold conditions before in Formula One,” Bottas said. “The tires are just not made for these conditions. But we made the most out of the day.”More snow is forecast for Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img MOST READ Read Next AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more