Province Continues Capped Assessment Program to Protect Homeowners

first_imgFamilies, seniors and other property owners will be protected from sudden increases in property assessments, thanks to the province’s decision to continue the Capped Assessment Program. “A home’s assessed value can easily go up without warning, which can bring an increase in tax bills,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. “Without this program, hard-working families and seniors could suddenly find themselves unable to afford to stay in their own home. That is simply unfair.” The decision comes after a review of the Capped Assessment Program that included input from many interested groups, including the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, municipal councils and staff, ratepayers’ associations, the Canadian Federation of Taxpayers, and the Property Valuation Services Corporation, which conducts property assessments in Nova Scotia. Most importantly, Nova Scotians were asked to provide their opinions. Of the 1,200 responses received from the public 89 per cent supported keeping the program. Eighty-seven per cent of rate payer associations that completed the online survey supported the program. “The CAP puts an average of $117 a year back into the pockets of those benefitting from the program. The CAP helps families and seniors make ends meet,” said Mr. MacDonell. The Capped Assessment Program was originally implemented in 2005 to protect seniors and families from rapidly increasing property assessments. Since then, it has grown to include 377,000 properties. New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have also started similar programs in the last year. “The District of Lunenburg is in a unique situation with many capped properties, higher than average market values and a modest average household income,” said Lunenburg Mayor Don Downe. “Without the protection afforded by the CAP, more of our residents would be hit with a substantial increase in property tax. While our council understands the complexities of the CAP, we do not feel a fair exit strategy has been advanced to date and the CAP should remain.” The Capped Assessment Program ensures that qualifying residential/resource properties’ taxable assessments are limited to the same percentage increase as the province’s consumer price index from the previous year. For example, in 2011 the consumer price index increased 2.9 percentage points from the previous year, which means the CAP was 2.9 per cent. To view a copy of the CAP review, visit www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr.last_img read more

Veteran public servant CFL boss exBC attorney general named to RCMP board

first_imgOTTAWA — A former top public servant in the federal, Alberta and Ontario governments will head up the RCMP’s fledgling board of civilian advisers assigned to help the police force modernize.Besides Richard Dicerni, others appointed to the 13-member board Wednesday afternoon include former Fredericton police chief Leanne Fitch, Canadian Football League commissioner Randy Ambrosie and former British Columbia attorney general Wally Oppal.The Liberal government announced plans for the board in January to transform the RCMP’s dated culture and make the force more innovative and forward-looking.The government wants the board to focus at first on updating business practices and ensuring employee health and well-being.Over time, the board will work on effective use of RCMP resources, labour relations, and corporate and strategic direction.Dicerni served as the federal deputy minister of industry for six years before becoming head of the Alberta public service.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

English Montreal School Board takes province to court over forced school transfers

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec’s largest English-language school board says it is taking the province to court over whether a forced transfer of schools violates minority rights.In its latest legal salvo, the English Montreal School Board is asking Quebec Superior Court to rule on the section of the provincial Education Act used to transfer two of its east-end Montreal schools to a neighbouring French-language board.It also wants the provincial government to seek the Court of Appeal’s opinion on whether school board governance by the province’s anglophone minority is protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.In July, a judge rejected the board’s request for an injunction stopping the transfers, saying that it had failed to show the matter was urgent and that the French board would suffer more harm if the transfers were halted.Now, while waiting for that case to be heard on its merits, the board’s lawyers are asking the court to rule on whether the section of the Education Act used to transfer the schools respects English minority rights in Quebec.Chairwoman Angela Mancini says her board is also asking that before the Quebec government tables promised legislation eliminating school boards it seek a court opinion on whether the bill respects minority language rights.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Highway 97 down to singlelane traffic south of Mackenzie

first_imgMACKENZIE, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed in both directions between Mackenzie and Prince George because of a vehicle incident.According to DriveBC.ca, the road was closed to traffic in both directions roughly three kilometres south of the junction with Highway 39 sometime before 1:30 this afternoon.The road is closed in both directions, and no detour is available at this time.DriveBC.ca said that at this point, there’s no estimated time when the road will reopen, but that an update is expected at 3:00 p.m.Cst. Mike Halskov with the RCMP’s ‘E’ Division Traffic Services said that at this point, there’s no information from police at the scene, but that an update will be provided once more information is provided. UPDATE #2: Highway 97 reopened to traffic in both directions at around 4:15 p.m.UPDATE: Cst. Mike Halskov said that a head-on crash involving a motorhome and a pickup truck occurred shortly before noon today around three kilometres south of the Mackenzie Junction. He said that at this point, there’s no word on how many people were involved in the crash, but was able to confirm that at least one person has been airlifted from the scene.Cst. Halskov said that collision reconstruction experts have been called in to investigate the crash. According to DriveBC.ca, the road has since reopened to single-lane alternating traffic.last_img read more

Quitting cigarettes may cut bladder cancer risk in women

first_imgQuitting cigarette smoking may significantly reduce risk of bladder cancer in postmenopausal women, a study has found. According to the study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, the most significant reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting, with a modest but continued decline in later years. Although bladder cancer is a fairly rare cancer type, representing an estimated 4.6 per cent of new cancer cases in 2019, it is the most common malignancy of the urinary system, with high recurrence rate and significant mortality, said Yueyao Li, a PhD candidate at Indiana University in the US. Also Read – The Puja carnival”Smoking is a well-established risk factor for bladder cancer, but findings on the relationship between duration of smoking cessation and the reduction in bladder cancer risk are inconsistent,” Li said in a statement. She added that while bladder cancer is more common in men, women often have worse outcomes, even when diagnosed at similar stages. In this study, researchers sought to analyse the dose-response relationship between time since quitting smoking and risk of bladder cancer among postmenopausal women, and to investigate whether risk among former smokers ever normalised to the risk faced by those who never smoked. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraThe researchers examined data from the Women’s Health Initiative, a long-term national health study of postmenopausal women. They included data from 143,279 women, all of whom had supplied information on whether they had ever smoked cigarettes, how much they had smoked, and whether they were current smokers. In all, 52.7 per cent of the women were categorised as “never smokers,” 40.2 per cent as former smokers, and 7.1 per cent as current smokers. As of February 28, 2017, the researchers had identified 870 cases of bladder cancer. The study showed that, in comparison to never smokers, former smokers had twice the risk of bladder cancer, and current smokers had more than three times the risk. The researchers performed analysis using various statistical models to analyse the association between years since quitting smoking and the risk of bladder cancer, and to account for variables such as education, race/ethnicity, BMI, and dietary factors. They found that the steepest reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting smoking, with a 25 per cent drop. The risk continued to decrease after 10 years of quitting, but even after 30 or more years, risk remained higher for women who had smoked than those who never did. However, in time-updated models that reflected those who stopped smoking during the study period, the researchers found that compared with women who continued to smoke, those who quit smoking during the follow-up years had a 39 per cent decrease in bladder cancer risk, and risk continued to decline over time. Li said that while the biological mechanisms of the association between bladder cancer and smoking are not known, the study results indicate that women of any age should be discouraged from smoking, and even those who have smoked for many years stand to benefit from quitting. “Our study emphasises the importance of primary prevention (by not beginning to smoke) and secondary prevention (through smoking cessation) in the prevention of bladder cancer among postmenopausal women,” Li said. “Current smokers should be advised to quit smoking in order to reduce the risk of bladder cancer,” she added. Li cautioned that the study was based on postmenopausal women, so results may not be fully generalisable.last_img read more

EuropeOrient Film Festival to Hold TaxiInterviews with Celebrity Invitees

By Chaimae BoulifaRabat – Following in the footsteps of recent popular in-car interview shows, the fifth edition of Tangier’s Europe-Orient Documentary Film Festival, to be held September 19 to 23, will host its own video series, “Doc Taxi,” inviting famous guests to discover Tangier while being interviewed in a taxi.“The main purpose of Doc Taxi is to promote the impressive landscapes and artistic sides of Tangier, as we feel that the festival’s well-known guests will be ambassadors of the city’s image when they return to their home countries,” Sohaib El Ouassani, the festival director, told Morocco World News, explaining that “as part of the welcoming process, we feel a need to display the city’s beautiful touristic spots for the renowned participants.” “This original festival idea has two specific functions: giving the event’s guests a chance to explore the city’s rich culture, and having the audience discover the personal and professional life of our guests, in an original and creative manner,” said El Ouassani.The interviewers differ in each episode and will be chosen from among festival staff depending on the guests’ backgrounds and their fields of expertise.“If the guest is a filmmaker, the interviewer will be certainly aware of the domain of cinematography,” noted El Ouassani. “Sometimes we can have two guests interviewing each other and discussing, if one of them knows the region, very well.”Being a driver and a journalist at the same time might not not be an easy task to fulfil, but Chaimae Bousgoura, the festival’s secretary, recalled that she managed to do it herself during the festival’s previous edition during the first run of “Doc Taxi.”“Even though the interview was not live, I felt stressed, since it was actually the first time I put on the mask of a journalist and interviewed a well-known figure,” explained Bousgoura, who interviewed the Moroccan artist Majida Benkirane. “For this second edition we will probably have a driver beside the journalist in order to make it easier for the interviewer.”This second edition of “Doc Taxi” will see the participation of Moroccan film director Hakim Belabbesand film criticKhalil Damoun, as well as other guests.“The first edition of ‘Doc Taxi’ had six episodes, [but we are] hoping to exceed a total of 15 episodes in this fifth edition, depending on the participants’ availability and festival‘s financial resources,” affirmed El Ouassani.The Europe-Orient Documentary Film Festival will be held this week in the city’s Boukmakh cultural center, aiming to shed light on the culture of documentary films and develop Moroccans’ artistic and aesthetic tastes for cinema through conferences, exhibitions, workshops, and documentary film screenings. read more

Tobacco use needless threat to public health says SecretaryGeneral

1 June 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged governments everywhere to address tobacco consumption, which he described as a “needless threat” to public health. In a message to mark World No Tobacco Day, observed on 31 May, Mr. Ban noted that every year, some 5.4 million people die from illnesses caused by tobacco consumption, 80 per cent of them in low- and middle-income countries. Left unchecked, tobacco-related deaths will rise to more than 8 million by 2030. In addition, lung cancer, heart disease and other tobacco-related illnesses are part of a broader epidemic of non-communicable diseases, which include strokes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. “These diseases have become the world’s leading cause of mortality,” the Secretary-General noted, adding that 60 per cent of all deaths globally are caused by them, with women being the hardest hit. “That we continue to allow such diseases to be caused by tobacco consumption is a global tragedy. It also comes at vast expense,” he added. Mr. Ban pointed out that economies are harmed by the costs of treating of tobacco-caused diseases and by decreased productivity due to illness and premature death, while families whose members die or become ill due to tobacco use endure an unnecessary financial burden.Decreasing tobacco use was the theme of this year’s Day, and in an effort to raise the public’s awareness of the related dangers, the World Health Organization (WHO) had called on governments to require that all tobacco packages include pictures to warn consumers of the ill effects of tobacco use.WHO said that effective health warnings, especially those that include pictures, have been proven to motivate users to quit and to reduce the appeal of tobacco for those who are not yet addicted. read more

CV registrations confirm lively UK market

September CV registrations up 13.9 per cent to 48,185. Year-to-date registrations (YTD) up 13.7 per cent to 276,184. Light CVs up 15.8 per cent for the month and 15.0 per cent YTD Trucks down 0.1 per cent in September, but up 7.2 per cent YTD. Buses and coaches up 41.8 per cent and 9.1 per cent YTD. September a key month, about 13.5 per cent of the final 2003 annual total.‘Eight straight months business investment growth confirm confidence and transport investment,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘September is an important month in the registrations calendar reflecting vehicle sales in late spring and early summer but giving an early indicator to the year-end total. In this case we expect the best annual total since 1989.’DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Ohio State lacrosse aims to drop losing streak against Bellarmine

Senior goalie Greg Dutton guards the net during a game against Penn State March 1 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 11-8. Credit: Courtesy of Ryan Robey / For The LanternReturning home to Columbus might be exactly what the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team needs.Currently on a three-game losing streak, OSU (1-5, 0-0) is set to take on the Bellarmine Knights (4-2, 0-2) in the first of a three-game home stand inside Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Friday night.Last weekend, the Buckeyes traveled west to Colorado as they took on the No. 5 Denver Pioneers in a rematch of the 2013 ECAC tournament championship game.Despite being tied with the Pioneers at the half, OSU struggled to score late in the game and walked away with the loss, 9-5, its fifth in six games this season.OSU coach Nick Myers said his team has grown from each game, and for them, it’s about making adjustments in order to turn the recent losses into wins.“Our record is what it is, we’ve come up short in some tough games and I think we have learned from some of those situations.” Myers said. “It’s staying the course, obviously cleaning up things that we feel like can be improved upon, developing some of our younger attack guys, and hopefully getting guys back in the lineup sooner rather than later.”Louisville, Ky.-based Bellarmine is a team heading in the same direction as OSU. After starting the season 4-0, the Knights have struggled since entering conference play.Following two close losses at the hands of Michigan and Air Force, Bellarmine dropped to 0-2 in the ECAC, but Myers said the team cannot be taken lightly.“Right now, we are focused on Bellarmine,” Myers said. “It is specific to our conference, our goals, which are tied to qualifying for the conference tournament. Friday is an opportunity to take a step in the right direction.”Senior defenseman Joe Meurer said OSU has to fight in order for it to be where it wants to be come the end of the season.“Right now at this point of the season, we are fighting for our lives,” Meurer said. “Every game, we are going in with the mentality that it is going to be a battle. In our conference, every team has shown that they are capable of beating anyone.”The Buckeyes on the season are averaging about 8.2 goals per game, a number that will need to go up Friday against a Bellarmine team that puts up 10.3 goals per game.Offensively, the Buckeyes have had contributions from all over the field, including junior midfielder Turner Evans and junior attackman Reegan Comeault. Evans is currently leading the team with 10 assists and Comeault, who only scored five points last season, currently has 11 this season.Game time is set for 7 p.m. Friday. read more

Gardaí appeal for information after 91yearold woman struck by car

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sunday 26 Mar 2017, 8:17 PM Share60 Tweet Email By Gráinne Ní Aodha Mar 26th 2017, 8:17 PM http://jrnl.ie/3308172 Image: RollingNews.ie Gardaí appeal for information after 91-year-old woman struck by car The elderly pedestrian is in a serious condition at St Vincent’s University Hospital. Image: RollingNews.ie 23,374 Views GARDAÍ AT BLACKROCK Co Dublin are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision.The collision occurred on the Old Dublin Road, Stillorgan, Co Dublin at approximately 4.12pm yesterday afternoon.A 91-year-old female pedestrian received serious injuries when she was struck by beige-coloured Saab (make of car) outside the Asian Market.The injured lady remains in a serious condition at St Vincent’s University Hospital.Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Blackrock Garda Station on 01- 666 5200.Read: Cyclist (50) killed after collision with camper van in Clare 9 Comments Short URLlast_img read more

67 WWE Results Lake Charles Louisiana Rollins vs Orton

first_img ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena WhatsApp Twitter Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Nikki Bella Opens Up About Life After John Cena Split Pinterest Google+ Facebook Brie Bella Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella: John Cena’s Sex Scene In ‘Trainwreck’ Turned Her Off Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Videos Articlescenter_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Matches advertised for WWE UK King of the Ring Special and upcoming WWE tour of Japan in June 6/7 WWE Results: Lake Charles, Louisiana1. WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback def. Bray Wyatt2. Fandango def. Adam Rose3. Jack Swagger def. The Miz4. Macho Mandow def. The Miz5. WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella def. Paige & Naomi6. WWE United States Champion John Cena def. King Barrett7. WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. The Prime-Time Players & The Ascension8. Jimmy Uso def. Bo Dallas9. Randy Orton def. WWE World Champion Seth Rollins in a Non-Title Steel Cage Match.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Nikki Bella reportedly moving out of John Cena’s home Nikki Bella John Cena Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ring of Honor announces Pacific Northwest debut with two events this June Videos Articleslast_img read more

Brendan Rodgers slams Celtics League Cup performance

first_imgCeltic advanced to the quarter-finals of the Betfred Scottish League Cup with a 3-1 victory over Patrick Thistle but manager Brendan Rodgers was far from impressed.Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was unhappy with his side’s performance, saying in the post-match interview that his side was “not very good” and that their “intensity” and “pressure”, were below par, according to Eirsport.Celtic led 1-0 at the break, thanks to a Leigh Griffiths goal, Patrick Thistle equalised on the 73rd minutes.The leveller sparked life into Brendan Rodgers’ side, with two quick-fire goals from Moussa Dembele and Tom Rogic to guarantee Celtic a spot in the last eight of the Scottish League Cup.“We were far too passive in our pressing and [did] not [have] enough intensity. And of course that gave them an opportunity in the game, because of course if you’re slow in that, then normally you’re slow in your attacking play as well.”Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“Yeah, okay, we had the ball, and were reasonably comfortable, but a lot of our game wasn’t very good today,” said Rodgers.“When you’re at a club like Celtic you have to win and we didn’t do that [against Athens]. But football, as I say, what you learn is that there are no guarantees, and you always have the opportunity to come back again and we did that today.”“But in terms of performance level, it wasn’t very good,” added Rodgers.“We’ve had a couple of targets we haven’t been able to get in. But I’ll continue to work with the players, and I’ve always had a very good relationship with the board here and that’s the same. We want to improve the team and we’ve got until the end of August to do that.”last_img read more

Silva Im pushing Zouma to score more goals

first_imgEverton manager Marco Silva has urged Frenchman Kurt Zouma his fellow center-backs to continue offering an attacking threat.Silva’s instructions seemed to have paid off on Saturday when Zouma opened the scoring for Everton in their 2-0 home win against Bournemouth.The France international scored his first goal for Everton and helped the club move up into the top half of the table, and Silva was delighted to see the Chelsea loanee find the net.“It is something I’m pushing Zouma to do because he has this quality at set pieces,” the Blues boss told the club’s website.“It’s something he has to be able to do more and more, and I also want to see it from Michael [Keane] and Yerry [Mina] and Jags [Phil Jagielka].Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It’s really important for us.”Zouma after the game confirmed the manager’s statement saying: “I ran to the manager because yesterday he asked me to score today”“He said, ‘how many goals did you score last year?’ and I only scored one. He said, ‘I want to see two more scored’ and said I [would] do it today.”last_img read more

TCI Junior Tourism Minister represents well in Curacao

first_img Related Items:blythe clare, curacao, william elliot, youth congress Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Oct 2015 – Turks and Caicos Junior Tourism Minister – William Elliot – is hailed as an example of greatness by Opposition Leader, Sharlene Robinson after a stellar presentation at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Youth Congress. While Tourism government and business leaders were in talks at the State of the Industry gathering, as is customary, the junior tourism ministers of the countries of the region were engrossed in their own activities. William Elliot is the current junior minister for the Turks and Caicos and while he did not place, PDM Leader Sharlene Robinson gushed over his presentation and reactions to it. “I have never been more proud of William… I sat and watched for over three hours waiting to hear our Junior Minister speak and then to hear the winners announced. Though disappointed and admittedly confused that we did not place, William’s presentation from content to delivery was first place quality.” Each junior tourism minister had the task of marketing their country as the ultimate destination. State of the Industry and the Youth Congress was this year held in Curacao. William was accompanied by Tourism Education Officer, Blythe Clare. PAR wins Curacao electionslast_img read more

Miami Beach teacher accused of child abuse pleads not guilty

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Miami Beach teacher accused of child abuse entered a plea of not guilty, Friday.A lawyer appeared on behalf of 58-year-old Clara Luz Quintero-Gonzales and entered her plea. She has been charged with child abuse and child neglect.Police said she struck a 2-year-old and a 3-year student at Lincoln Marti Day Care, on Jefferson Avenue and 17th Street.Police said they took Quintero-Gonzales into custody after she was caught on surveillance video hitting several toddlers.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Anchorage School Board – Seat C

first_imgCandidates for Anchorage School Board Seat C – Pat Higgins, Liz Ross, and Dean Williams – discuss local issues with host Daysha Eaton.Pat HigginsLiz RossDean Williamslast_img

Fairbanks Police Experiment With Body Cams

first_imgBy Karen Simmons, KUAC – FairbanksRepeated cases of actual or alleged police brutality, have spurred conversation about officer worn body cameras across the U.S.Download Audio:last_img

How tourists could see the Mendenhall Glacier after it retreats

first_imgThe Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center was built in 1962. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is preparing for a future that includes more tourists and a melting attraction.Listen nowOn Thursday, more than 50 people attended an open house to catch a glimpse of the new concepts. That includes expanding some of the national forest trails and creating a shuttle system to reduce traffic.But some of the biggest proposed changes could help people get closer to the retreating ice.John Neary, the visitor center’s director, says his agency is trying to adapt.“The glacier we know is going to disappear within that 20 years time frame. We’re pretty sure of that,” Neary said. “So given that, and given that most people are coming here to see the glacier, we’re going to chase the glacier up the valley.”Neary says small commercial boats — possibly electric — could be the solution to getting up close. The boats could take you to some kind of mobile visitor center, near the old ice caves, which would move with the glacier over time.Docks would be built along Mendenhall Lake.The ideas were collected after nearly two years of meetings with locals, facilitated by Corvus Design.First, the plans have go through a federal environmental study. But the U.S. Forest Service hopes to announce which projects to take on by December of this year.last_img read more

Officials flayed for not protecting Musi lands

first_imgAmberpet: President of AIYF Greater Hyderabad unit Shaik Nadeem expressed anguish over the alleged failure of officials to protect lands under the Musi river.Speaking after inspecting the lands along with AIYF and CPI leaders, he claimed that innumerable representations to Hyderabad deputy collector and the Amberpet tahsildar have had no effect on encroachment of Musi lands. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us He pointed out that although vacant lands abutting the Musi were being grabbed systematically by filling sand/rubble carried in lorries and photographs were published in the media officials were allegedly turning a blind eye. Nadeem while warning officials that the party would not be a silent spectator to land-grabbing by persons close to the government wanted officials to at least now react. He wanted local MLA and corporator to intervene. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Satyanarayana, AITUC State Council member and retired HMWSSB employee, demanded allotment of the board land between Amberpet depot and Uppal Nallacheruvu, spread over eight km, to the board staff at the rate of 200 sq yard each for building houses.The balance land should be allotted to poor. Among those who visited the lands were CPI leader Rakesh Singh,AITUC leaders Parmesh, Ramesh, Ashok, Das.last_img read more

Mahbub serves notice to Comilla univ

first_imgMahbubul Haque BhuiyanComilla University teacher Mahbubul Haque Bhuiyan has served a legal notice to the university authorities seeking withdrawal of his “forced leave”.The acting head of the journalism department of the university was given “forced leave” for a month for allegedly taking classes on National Mourning Day on 15 August.The legal notice was sent to the vice-chancellor and the registrar through fax and mail on Sunday, said Mahbubul’s lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua.The university officials were asked to reply in the next 12 hours, he added.The lawyer told Prothom Alo that the university authorities did not serve any show-cause notice prior to forcing him to go on leave.“There is no provision in the university act to send someone on leave in such a fashion,” he added.The lawyer said the university faculty will take legal action if the VC and the register fail to reply in the stipulated time.last_img read more