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first_imgHe says Ottawa’s record funding of healthcare will reach $40 billion a year by 2020, and in the current fiscal year, B.C. will receive over $4.4 billion in Canada Health Transfers.He adds, a pre-election note, which puts that amount $1.6 billion above what was provided to the province under the previous federal Liberal government.He also notes the Conservative government is taking steps to ensure all Canadians have access to a healthcare system that is both, “strong and sustainable.” He adds, what’s not sustainable, is pouring money into a system at a rate exceeding the capacity of the economy to pay. Here in B.C., there have been demands from healthcare professionals that the Harper government restore $36 billion in federal healthcare transfers.The critics are opposed to changes that have the federal government maintaining six per cent annual increases to healthcare funding until fiscal 2016/17, followed by hikes pegged to GDP growth with a three per cent minimum.Bonnie Pearson of the B.C. Hospitals Employees Union says this province will end up receiving $5 billion less over the next decade.- Advertisement -“While yes, there is additional money that goes into health, the demands on that additional money increased far beyond what’s available,” says Pearson. “So how that plays out is that there is not enough staff.”Pearson adds, “We’ve seen the overcrowded emergency rooms, we’ve seen the hallway medicine, we’ve seen the chronic understaffing at residential care; so people are waiting longer – in some cases for health services – we expect that those waitlists and the wait for services will continue to grow.”Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer has responded to the critics’ claims arguing that healthcare funding is at an historic high.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgFailing to make the Premier League’s top four would not make it a ‘catastrophic season’ for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho, former defender Henning Berg has told talkSPORT.The Portuguese boss has been criticised after describing Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second clash with Celta Vigo as the ‘most important match of our history’.The Red Devils go into the second-leg match at Old Trafford leading 1-0 after Marcus Rashford’s late strike in Spain.United are currently sixth in the Premier League, but winning the European competition would hand them a Champions League lifeline, qualifying automatically for next season’s group stage.READ MORE: Jose Mourinho calls Europa League clash with Celta Vigo the ‘most important match in Manchester United’s history’Berg, who was part of the Red Devils’ 1999 treble-winning team, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I think when you live in the moment it is difficult to see the whole history of United.“It is a massive game for United this season, that is for sure. I don’t think it has been a catastrophe season, it has been a long time since United won the league, they have been trying to rebuild and adjust after Sir Alex Ferguson and they have not been able to do it yet.“Mourinho is getting there and he is taking it by being solid and strong first, and then hoping to add to that – they have won the League Cup already, they can win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League.“Sometimes you have to realise where the club is at the moment, ten years ago this season would have been a disaster, no question [about it].“Today, the way the competition is, where United has been in the last two, three or four years, it’s not a disaster to win the Europa League if they do that. Of course it is very disappointing [if they don’t] finish in the top four. Maybe it is taking a little more time than [Mourinho] expected.”Henning Berg (left): The Norweigian defender made over 100 appearances for Manchester United in three yearsUnited’s 25-match unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end on Sunday as they lost 2-0 at Arsenal. Fans and pundits have often been critical of Mourinho for his approach after drawing 12 of those matches and Berg, currently in charge of Hungarian side Videoton, thinks he will get it right.“What do you expect?” he added.“When you bring in Mourinho, if he feels he doesn’t have a team that can dominate, when you go away to the big teams they will not play open football.“He will play safe and see if they can get the result, that will mean sometimes you have the wide players at full-back, it’s not good to watch, not good for the neutrals, not good for United fans as long as they don’t win.“You saw what he did with Chelsea when he first came – they were solid, defensive, counter-attacking football. The second time he came to Chelsea, it was different. Before Christmas it was open, entertaining, offensive football scoring a lot of goals. At Real Madrid he also played a different way.“So I think he is capable of playing the dominant football, the offensive and attacking football. At the moment I don’t think he has the players or squad to be dominant in every game, to be competitive in the league, Europa League/Europe and in the League Cup. I don’t think he is comfortable at the moment.”Europa League on talkSPORT2: Lyon v Ajax: Listen to the semi-final second-leg clash with buid-up from 7pmlast_img read more

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first_imgKaty Herron is one of the stars of GlenfinGLENFIN ladies will be hoping to do what no other team has managed in quite a while – defeat reigning All-Ireland champions Termon in this Sunday’s senior ladies county final.St Mary’s in Convoy is the venue for this year’s decider as part of a double header.Moville will be hot favourites for the Minor A crown when they take on Fanad Gaels in the decider. A large crowd is expected at St Mary’s as the Minor Final throws in at 1pm.The senior game throws in at 3pm, with Termon once again favourites to retain their crown.But don’t write off a Glenfinn side packed with its own stars including county favourite Katy Herron.Meanwhile the Junior B Championship final has been fixed for this Saturday evening (6pm) at Tirconaill Park with Killybegs taking on Robert Emmetts.  FIXTURES 12th&13th Sept.__________________________________________Saturday 12th SeptemberJunior B Championship FinalKillybegs v Robert EmmettsTirconaill Park, Donegal Town at 6pm________________________________________Sunday 13th SeptemberVenue: St Mary’s ConvoyMinor A FinalFanad Gaels v Moville at 1pmSenior Championship FinalGlenfinn v Termon at 3pm__________________________________________Saturday 19th SeptemberMinor Finals (Times and venues to be confirmed)B: Glenfin v N.ConaillC: St Eunans v N.MuireD: Convoy v St Nauls/Dungloe________________________________________Minor E Semi Finals (First team out has home advantage)Buncrana v KilcarGlenswilly v Gaoth Dobhair LADIES GAELIC: TERMON SET TO FACE TOUGHEST CHALLENGE YET IN COUNTY FINAL AGAINST GLENFIN was last modified: September 9th, 2015 by John2Share 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:county finaldonegalglenfinKaty HerronLadies gaelic footballTermonlast_img read more

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first_imgKevin Cassidy stars for Gaoth Dobhair reservesRESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW: GAOTH DOBHAIR V ARDARA AND KILCAR/FOUR MASTERS V GLENSWILLYThe draw for the reserve championship also took place this evening.Gaoth Dobhair will take on Ardara and Kilcar or Four Masters will play Glenswilly. Times and dates all to be confirmed. RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW: GAOTH DOBHAIR V ARDARA AND KILCAR/FOUR MASTERS V GLENSWILLY was last modified: September 13th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Donegal Reserve championshipdrawSemi-Finalslast_img read more

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first_imgDOZENS of GAA fans have been angered after receiving parking fines in the post this week from the 2016 Donegal county final.Fans were shocked this week to receive the €40 fixed penalty notices after the game at Sean MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey, on 16 October last.The game attracted one of the biggest final attendances – 7,860 – in memory. No announcement was made in the ground in relation to the parking but this week motorists who parked on the Railway Road in Stranorlar were stunned to be slapped with the fines.“I have been parking in the same spot on that road for as long as I have been going to matches in Ballybofey and have never got a ticket,” one irate supporter said.“We were parked at the Council yard on the footpath. For games in MacCumhaill Park, this is where we always parked. There would have been well over 100 cars parked on the footpaths around there.“From the Church to where we were parked, on that one stretch, there were about 30 cars. “I would safely say 100 people would have got these fines. People always park there for Mass in Stranorlar, but you don’t see Massgoers getting hit with these fines.“It was a low move and would hardly encourage people to return to matches in the future.”GAA fans left irate after county final parking fines issued was last modified: January 6th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

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first_imgThe chairperson FUFA Awards organising committee, Dennis Mbidde (left);  FUFA marketing manager, Esther Musoke (second left), Rogers Byamukama(center) and Remy Kisakye(second right) at the launch of the awards. Photo by Shaban Benteke.FOOTBALL–The third edition of the FUFA Airtel Awards have been launched Thursday at Kampala Serena Hotel.The Airtel sponsored awards will be held at Speke Resort Munyonyo on Friday, December 1, 2017.Dennis Mbidde, the chairman of the 2017 FUFA Awards organising committee, while addressing journalists hailed the sponsors, partners, players, fans and the entire football fraternity for the support.Mbidde also stressed the importance of the awards to the football fraternity in Uganda.“The awards are to reward excellence and efforts of the players for the season gone by,” Mbidde said.“These awards are motivational. Winners of these awards for the past editions have climbed a ladder or two in their respective careers. From Faruku Miya, Sandra Nabweteeme, Hasifa Nassuna to Muhammed Shaban, you can see a leap forward,” he added.Airtel has offered Shs100m towards the Awards organisation.Airtel Uganda brand & communications manager Remmy Kisakye pledged Aitel’s continued support to the Awards.“For three years now, we are glad to be associated with the Airtel FUFA Awards,” Kisakye said.Airtel will this year be joined by National Insurance Corperation who offered Shs10 million to the event and Round Bob who will facilitate the travel expenses to the Middle East for the two winners in both the men and women categories.FUFA executive committee member Rogers Byamukama, also the FUFA chairman Marketing committee represented the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo at the launch.Catergories of the awards:There are 11 categories of the awards to be given out on that black tie awards night.Male Airtel FUFA Award, Female Airtel FUFA Award, FUFA Best XI, FUFA Presidential Award, FUFA Fair Play Award, FUFA Up coming Talent, FUFA Referees Award, FUFA Coach of the year, Beach Soccer Player of the year, Fans’ player of the year -Ugandan & other leagues foreign based.MVP Nominees:The final list for the Most Valuable Players was determined by the coaches in the Azam Uganda Premier League.Male: Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA, Buildcon and Uganda Cranes), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA and Uganda Cranes ), Tadeo Lwanga (SC Villa, Vipers and Uganda Cranes)Female: Hasfa Nassuna (Kawempe Muslim, UCU Lady Cardinals and Crested Cranes), Vanesa Karungi (Olila High School), Fazila Ikwaput (Olila High School and Crested Cranes)Each of the MVP (male and female) will drive home with a grand prize of a car.Voting Criteria:Fans will be involved in the determining the Most Valuable Player through SMS voting courtesy of SMS one media. Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants played the second-longest game of their season on Thursday night.It had a satisfying ending.The Giants scored twice in the bottom of the 16th inning — including a walk-off single from Donovan Solano — to pull out a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets, extending their winning streak to a season-high six games and moving to one game under .500 for the first time since April 1.Williams Jerez allowed solo home run to Mets slugger Pete Alonso in the top of the 16th …last_img

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first_imgStories told over the ages form an important part of heritage, offering the reader fragments of the past. They also provide a window into the imagination of the author. (Image: Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature)South Africa has many unique and authentic stories to tell, stories that live in the minds of those who have dreamed them, lived them or witnessed them, but who don’t have the opportunity to share them with the rest of the world.In looking to provide the stepping stones they need to get their stories out into the world, through its Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature competition, financial services group Sanlam offers promising young writers the chance to have their books published for others to read.Entries for the competition close on 7 October 2016, so there is still time for writers to enter and stand the chance of being one of the finalists.The competition has six categories: English, Afrikaans, Nguni languages, Sotho languages, Xitsonga and Tshivenda. Each category has two prizes: R12 000 for first place and R6 000 for second place.To be considered for the competition, the author’s book has to be suitable for people between the ages of 12 and 18 and be at least 25 000 words long. The competition is only open to citizens of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia and Botswana.“As a bookseller I’m constantly on the lookout for more literature that is aimed at the youth that is both published and written locally, and the sad thing is that there just isn’t enough” says Jessica Smith from The Book Lounge in Cape Town.“But with the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature, they provide a great platform for both established authors and emerging writers and it gives them the opportunity to have their work published.”250 WORDS A DAYThe competition invites writers to join their team of established authors and take advantage of the opportunity to spend some time with programme facilitators and get tips and inspiration from established authors who act as mentors.Smith explains that the 250 words a day challenge “makes the overwhelming task of writing a full-length novel feel that much more achievable.“The guidance that they provide and the tools that you are given are just invaluable.”Listen to 2013 winner Sipho Kekezwa talk about what the win has done for him:GET INVOLVEDIf you are an aspiring writer and you feel you have a story that is worth being told, you still have time to enter this year’s competition. Visit the Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature web page for more information.Entry forms are available on the website, along with details about how to enter and share your African stories for African youth. The competition gives you an opportunity to improve your writing and dive deeper into the world of storytelling.“Even for those whose stories are not published, a spark has been ignited and a love for both reading and writing solidified,” says Smith.“I am so grateful to this competition for allowing emerging voices to be heard and for talent to be nurtured. I absolutely cannot wait to see these works on our shelves.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

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first_imgIT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Tags:#Autonomous car#EPFL#featured#france#Self-Driving#Sensor#top#Wi-Fi Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…center_img Related Posts Swiss academics have developed an autonomous vehicle system able to mimic a human driver and a Wi-Fi network to share data between vehicles.École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) said an autonomous vehicle could be single or part of a “platoon” and should be able to follow multiple human-controlled cars.See Also: Will Nevada be the next state to legalize self-driving cars?The system is designed with 2030 in mind, when researchers expect Wi-Fi sensors to be built into highways and 360-degree cameras and Radar to track cars far away easily.Autonomous vehicles using the EPFL system should be able to give way to other cars and know when a car is going to switch lanes or leave the highway before it happens. This self-aware system may reduce the amount of accidents on the road, according to EPFL.“The whole goal of the project is to essentially increase coordination on the road and eventually achieve reduced fuel consumption and additional safety,” said Alcherio Martinoli, head of the group’s algorithms laboratory. “For the first time we were able to validate what we had achieved in the simulation. And the number of vehicles in the convoy has no impact on the complexity of the control mechanism.”Autonomous vehicles are already hitting public roads in Michigan, Arizona, Britain, and Singapore, but it will be a few years before consumers are driving these cars. It will take even longer, according to EPFL, for autonomous cars to overtake regular human controlled vehicles on the road. David Currylast_img read more

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first_imgCan elephants understand human? Is spoiled fruit waging war on us? And what really drove the evolution of lighter skin? Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science’s Sarah Crespi.Listen to the full Science podcast.Hear more podcasts.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more