NEW ANIMATED SERIES REV ROLL ZOOMS ON TO FAMILY JR SEPTEMBER 2

first_imgSurrounded by mountains to climb, canyons to jump, forest trails to blaze, and miles of open road, Rev and Rumble’s world is a high-octane wilderness playground fueled by imagination, exploration and full-throttle fun. As part of a ranching family and the tight-knit community of Fender Bend, the duo live in a revved up world where vehicles live side-by-side with their human best friends. Whether they’re helping Rev’s family on the ranch, wheeling around town, or roaring through the surrounding wilderness, each day brings epic adventures, new challenges and an important lesson to learn. Following the premiere, episodes of Rev & Roll will air daily at 8 a.m. ET and will also be available on Family Jr. OnDemand and the Family Channel App.Rev & Roll airs weekdays at 8 a.m. ET on Family Jr. (CNW Group/Family Jr.)Rev & Roll headlines Family Jr.’s fall lineup, pulling up next to some of the network’s most popular shows including Polly Pocket, Chip and Potato, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, Grizzy and the Lemmings and Mighty Mike. The September schedule also features exciting adventures from Fireman Sam such as Fireman Sam: Alien Alert! The Movie and Fireman Sam: Set for Action airing on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month. Check local listings for details.Family Jr. is a premium, multiplatform channel available to English-language subscribers across Canada. Committed to capturing young minds and engaging young hearts, Family Jr., and its complementary French service, Télémagino, inspires imagination and make-believe at every turn with renowned Canadian series and popular preschool brands. Ensuring access is available to subscribers when they want it, where they want it, Family Jr. is also available through Family Jr. OnDemand and the Family Channel App at no additional cost. Visit us at FamilyJr.ca.About DHX Television About DHX Television  DHX Television is composed of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming and hosts captivating live events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, America Ninja Warrior Jr. and Chip and Potato. Advertisement Twitter Rev & Roll was created by Canadian parents who saw a gap in the kids’ entertainment world for a series inclusive of free-range freedom and outdoor adventure themes. TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2019 – Family Jr. is putting the pedal to the metal this fall with the premiere of the brand new animated series Rev & Roll. Created by mom and dad duo, Scott and Julie Stewart (the masterminds behind Kate and Mim-Mim), the action-packed show follows 8-year-old Rev, and his best friend Rumble – a powerful truck with a puppy personality – as they go on wild adventures in their town of Fender Bend! The preschool series races into Family Jr.’s fall lineup on Monday, September 2 at 8 a.m. ET, airing alongside new episodes of Grizzy and The Lemmings and Mighty Mike. Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

Manitoba forgotten reserve in losing battle with flood waters

first_imgAPTN National NewsAnother Manitoba First Nation faces record flooding.Lake St. Martin is located 300 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.The community’s leaders are calling on the provincial government to step in as they race against time and flood water to save homes and get people to higher grounds.There are also calls to have the community relocated.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has more on this story.last_img

Hutterite colony resident claims no ancient etchings existed on vandalized rock sacred

first_imgAPTN National NewsSome Blackfoot Tribe members are upset over allegations that ancient Aboriginal etchings were destroyed at a site in southern Alberta.But the lack of documented evidence is making the allegations difficult to prove.APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan explains.last_img

Newfoundlands family services kidnap Innu children councillor

first_imgAPTN National NewsImagine one day your child stops coming by to visit and you have no idea why.You find out the foster care system has moved them to another province without warning.That is exactly what is happening in Labrador.APTN’s Ossie Michelin has this storylast_img

LAPN communique ses priorités aux partis fédéraux à loccasion des élections fédérales

first_imgLe Chef national de l’Assemblée des Premières Nations (APN), Perry Bellegarde, a dévoilé mercredi une liste des priorités sur lesquelles il souhaiterait que le prochain parti au pouvoir se penche après sa victoire aux élections du 19 octobre.Le Chef Bellegarde a affirmé que le prochain gouvernement fédéral devait « éliminer l’écart » entre les Premières Nations et le reste du Canada.« Les priorités des Premières Nations sont celles du Canada », a déclaré M. Bellegarde, lors d’une conférence de presse à Ottawa.Le Chef national a admis qu’il n’avait pas voté lors des précédentes élections fédérales et qu’il n’était pas certain de le faire au cours de la prochaine. M. Bellegarde a expliqué que les Aînés lui avaient déconseillé de voter aux élections fédérales étant donné qu’à titre de peuples visés par des traités, les Premières Nations ont une relation directe avec la Couronne, peu importe le parti détenant les rênes du pouvoir.Cependant, M. Bellegarde a souligné que les peuples des Premières Nations devraient voter pour influencer les résultats des élections et forcer le prochain gouvernement fédéral à agir pour régler les problèmes de longue date auxquels sont confrontées les Premières Nations.Le Chef Bellegarde a fait connaître six thèmes prioritaires de l’APN, notamment le renforcement des familles et des collectivités des Premières Nations, l’obtention d’un financement équitable, la défense de leurs droits, l’environnement, la protection des langues autochtones et la mise en application des recommandations de la Commission de vérité et de réconciliation.« Quand cet écart sera comblé, le Canada en ressortira gagnant », a réitéré M. Bellegarde.M. Bellegarde a poursuivi en disant que l’APN aimerait que le prochain gouvernement fédéral s’engage dans les 100 premiers jours de sa prise de pouvoir à mettre en place un processus visant à améliorer l’éducation dans les réserves en augmentant le financement et en accordant aux collectivités le contrôle de leurs écoles.Le prochain gouvernement fédéral devrait également instaurer une enquête nationale sur le nombre élevé de femmes et de jeunes filles autochtones disparues et assassinées dans ce même délai.L’APN souhaite également que le prochain gouvernement fédéral supprime le plafonnement à 2 % du financement des Premières Nations imposé par les libéraux fédéraux dans les années 1990. M. Bellegarde a déclaré que ce plafonnement devrait être remplacé par une « nouvelle relation fiscale ». Cette dernière devrait inclure de nouvelles ententes de transfertfiscales, la création d’un processus multipartite pour créer une structure de partage des revenus tirés des ressources et un financement rétabli pour les organisations politiques des Premières Nations, selon l’APN.M. Bellegarde a fait savoir que l’APN souhaite que la Loi antiterroriste, le projet de loi C-51, soit abrogée avec les changements portant sur les règlements environnementaux contenus dans les projets de loi C-38 et C-45 du gouvernement Harper, qui ont provoqué le mouvement Idle No More.M. Bellegarde a affirmé que l’APN veut aider à créer un comité mixte composé de l’APN et du cabinet pour gérer et surveiller les relations entre la Couronne et les Premières Nations.L’APN désire également un financement accru pour préserver et promouvoir les langues autochtones et faire en sorte qu’elles deviennent une priorité.M. Bellegarde a mentionné qu’il n’avait pas de chiffres en tête, mais a soutenu qu’il faudrait des milliards de dollars pour faire en sorte que les collectivités des Premières Nations soient mises sur le même plan que celles du reste du Canada pour ce qui est des nécessités de base comme le logement et l’accès à l’eau potable.La situation dans laquelle se trouvent bon nombre des collectivités et des peuples des Premières Nations est dramatique. Les citoyens des Premières Nations ont une espérance de vie de cinq à sept ans de moins que celle de la moyenne canadienne. Le taux de mortalité infantile est 1,5 fois plus élevé que celui de la moyenne nationale et la moitié des enfants des Premières Nations vivent dans la pauvreté. Il y a actuellement 40 000 enfants autochtones confiés à l’État et le taux de suicide des jeunes est de cinq à sept fois plus élevé que celui de la moyenne nationale.M. Bellegarde a fait savoir que le chef du NPD, Thomas Mulcair, l’a appelé ce matin avant l’annonce et que le NPD s’est déjà engagé à ouvrir une enquête nationale sur les femmes et les jeunes filles autochtones assassinées et disparues.Le chef libéral, Justin Trudeau, a écrit sur Twitter qu’il soutenait la demande du Chef Bellegarde de « combler le fossé ». M. Trudeau s’est engagé à investir 2,6 milliards de dollars d’argent neuf sur quatre ans pour financer l’éducation de base.Le Parti conservateur a publié une déclaration stipulant qu’il croit « qu’une participation accrue des Autochtones dans l’économie est le moyen le plus efficace d’améliorer le bien-être et la qualité de vie des peuples autochtones au Canada ».Selon les conservateurs, leur gouvernement a augmenté le financement de l’éducation de 25 %, construit 41 écoles et investi de l’argent dans 500 projets scolaires en plus d’avoir collaboré à la rénovation de 22 000 résidences existantes. Ils expliquent également qu’ils ontadopté la Loi sur la transparence financière des Premières Nations, qui est contestée par 200 Premières Nations.Dans cette déclaration, il est écrit que « le NDP et les libéraux favorisent des dépenses irresponsables plutôt qu’une responsabilité concrète et financière ».Le gouvernement Harper a déjà rejeté les demandes pour une enquête publique et la mise en application des recommandations de la Commission de vérité et de réconciliation. Le gouvernement Harper a également refusé d’accroître le financement pour l’éducation des Premières Nations parce que les Chefs ont rejeté la proposition de la Loi sur le contrôle par les Premières Nations de leurs systèmes d’éducation.last_img read more

Government making some progress on child welfare file but more is needed

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsThe Government of Canada was back before the Canadian Human Rights Commission giving an update on how it is improving the child welfare system for First Nations children.To date, Ottawa has been severely criticized for how it funds the child welfare system on reserve compared to how provinces pays for the system off-reserve.In 2016 the tribunal ruled that the federal government discriminates against First Nation children.Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society, and one of the parties that took the government to the tribunal, said there is some progress but more work is needed.afrancis@aptn.ca@aptnafrancislast_img read more

Amnesty calls for accountability on coerced sterilization of Indigenous women

first_imgThe Canadian PressThe federal government needs to appoint a special representative to hear from Indigenous women coerced into being sterilized to learn what justice would look like for the survivors, says Amnesty International Canada.The human-rights organization, which plans to take the issue to the United Nations Committee Against Torture this month, insists there must be action from the federal government, the provinces and territories, and medical regulators.Many people are familiar with historic cases of coerced or forced sterilizations of Indigenous women in Canada, but Amnesty’s gender-rights campaigner, Jacqueline Hansen, said people are shocked to learn it’s still occurring.APTN Investigates reported on the issue in an award-winning episode in 2017.“It just shouldn’t be happening and those who have experienced this need to see justice,” Hansen said in an interview Monday.The issue of forced sterilization of Indigenous women has been on Amnesty International’s radar for some time, she added, pointing to a large body of work regarding the practice in Peru and the Americas.But she called it “deplorable” that reports indicate it is still happening in Canada, especially when the country has committed to reconciling its relationship with Indigenous Peoples.Coerced sterilization was raised at the UN in May when Canada’s entire human-rights record was up for review, Hansen said, noting she hopes the committee against torture will ensure Canada is accountable and compliant with international human rights obligations.Systemic bias against Indigenous women in policing is well-established and known, she added, and it also exists in the provision of health services to Indigenous people.Sen. Yvonne Boyer said Monday she welcomes Amnesty’s call for an outsider to examine the practice and collect data on its prevalence. She said she’s heard from Indigenous women in different parts of Canada who have suffered it.In 2017, Boyer produced a report with Metis physician and researcher Dr. Judith Bartlett detailing how Indigenous women were coerced into tubal ligations – the severing, burning or tying of the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus – after childbirth in the Saskatoon Health Region.A class-action suit was launched the same year and about 60 women have joined it.“There’s lot of research that needs to be done,” Boyer said. “The report that Dr. Bartlett and I did was just a mere glimpse into the problem.”Boyer also said the special representative should be Indigenous and that the issue must be examined with an Indigenous framework.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Monday on Twitter that the sterilization of Indigenous women is a grave rights violation and he demanded the federal government immediately end what he called a dehumanizing and harmful practice in all corners of the country.In an interview last week, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said Canada must ensure the practice stops through policies, education and awareness-raising.“The issue of forced sterilization of vulnerable people, including Indigenous women, is a very serious violation of human rights,” she told The Canadian Press.In response to Philpott’s remarks, Hansen stressed the importance of accountability – making sure medical and child-welfare workers who bully unwilling women into life-changing surgeries are held responsible.“Yes, awareness-raising is important,” Hansen said. “Yes, policies are important. But there also is a piece around accountability … We want to make sure this just doesn’t happen again and for that to happen, there’s a number of jurisdictions that are involved.”last_img read more

Former Shark Tank contestant hit with drug charge

first_imgFREEHOLD, N.J. – A former contestant on ABC’s “Shark Tank” is facing charges that he belonged to a New Jersey cocaine-distribution ring.John DePaola was among nine defendants arrested Sunday. The Monmouth County prosecutor said Monday that the group distributed cocaine in the Freehold area.DePaola is charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine. His lawyer, Herbert Ellis, calls the charge “baffling” and “without merit.” He says that DePaola is not a “druggie” or a drug dealer.The 53-year-old Jackson resident appeared on a 2014 episode of “Shark Tank.” His company, which sells paint brush covers, attracted a $200,000 investment from “Shark Tank” personality Lori Greiner.DePaola and his business partners said in a follow-up segment that their product landed in 14,000 stores nationwide, with $1.5 million in sales.last_img read more

Hudsons Bay Co says Saks Fifth Avenue stores affected by data breach

first_imgTORONTO – Hudson’s Bay Co. is the latest Canadian company to be hit with a data breach, saying that customer payment card information may have been stolen from shoppers at certain Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor stores in North America.A spokesperson for retailer would not comment on whether any specific Canadian locations were affected, but did say there is no indication the breach affects any of HBC’s other digital platforms, Hudson’s Bay stores or Home Outfitters locations.HBC released little information on the breach itself on Sunday, but a New York-based cybersecurity firm said it had analyzed the available data and found that information from five-million credit cards had been compromised.Gemini Advisory LLC said in a report that the information was stolen from 83 Saks Fifth Avenue or Saks Off Fifth stores, and from all Lord & Taylor locations.The firm found that three Canadian Saks locations were exposed to the breach: Sherway Gardens in Toronto, Bramalea City Centre in Brampton, Ont. and Pickering Town Centre in Pickering, Ont.Dmitry Chorine, the co-founder of Gemini Advisory, said his firm works to improve response to data breaches by analyzing stolen data that appears on the so-called dark web.Chorine said the firm started looking into the breach when they noticed an influx of stolen credit and debit card information being offered for sale on the dark web last week.Upon analyzing the data, Chorine said they were able to determine that shoppers at all Lord & Taylor and at certain Saks Fifth Avenue locations were at risk of having their information stolen.“On March 28, we saw a significant spike of stolen credit cards offered for sale on one of the marketplaces,” said Chorine.“When we checked, we saw there was an advertisement stating that more than five-million credit and debit cards will be offered for sale, and that’s when we decided to research this particular breach.”The data that Chorine and his team found was being offered on a dark web marketplace operated by a hacking group called JokerStash, which Chorine says has been active in hacking retail and hospitality companies for the past three years.Gemini Advisory said Sunday that it had found data that had been stolen from as early as March 2017, and as late as March 2018.He said that only certain Saks Fifth Avenue locations were affected because the outlet was in the process of switching from card-swipe technology to EMV chip technology, which is already commonly used in Canada.Stores that had already implemented chip machines would likely not be exposed to the data breach, Chorine said.Chorine urged any consumers who had shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue or Lord & Taylor stores in the past year to take preventative measures against fraud.“They should probably call their banks and replace their cards,” said Chorine. “That would probably be the best preventative action they could take, instead of just waiting.”For now, HBC is asking clients to review their account statements for activity or transactions they don’t recognize.The company said it’s investigating and taking steps to contain the attack, and clients will not be responsible for any fraudulent charges as a result of the breach.It said it will offer free identity protection services to those affected once they learn more about the breach.last_img read more

Canada has options to bolster competitiveness without corporate tax cuts

first_imgOTTAWA – In its search for ways to blunt threats to Canadian competitiveness, the federal government could avoid the pricey move of cutting corporate taxes by turning to an increasingly discussed option: allowing all companies to immediately write off new equipment purchases.For months, the Liberal government has been under pressure from corporate Canada to respond to a U.S. tax overhaul that many fear will lure business investment south of the border.The Trump administration’s changes include loosening regulations and significant tax reductions for businesses, which have created fears Canada has lost some of its advantages as an investment destination.Many stakeholders in the Canadian business community have been vocal about the need for Finance Minister Bill Morneau to introduce corporate tax cuts of his own as a way to maintain the country’s edge.There are, however, also recommendations Morneau take a close look at a change in the recent U.S. tax package that will enable American companies to immediately write off the full cost of new machinery and equipment. Canada already offers this provision for its manufacturing sector and there are calls for it to be broadened to cover all industries.Business leaders, including RBC president and CEO Dave McKay, have suggested replicating this change in Canada would be a good way to help keep investment dollars from flowing south of the border. McKay has insisted that investment has already started to leave Canada.Some experts believe this kind of measure should be coupled with cuts to business taxes.But others think tax reductions may not be necessary at all, so long as the government addresses other competitiveness issues.Matching the accelerated capital deduction is one way to keep up with the U.S., said Bruce Ball, vice-president of taxation for Chartered Professional Accountants Canada.In fact, Ball argued that many of Canada’s options aren’t actually tax related, or could perhaps only include a small tax reduction.Moves like this could also help the government avoid absorbing what would likely be the far greater revenue hit of lowering corporate taxes.“The problem is you always want to be making sure what you give up, potentially, in revenue is actually going to change behaviour,” Ball said.“In other words, you’re not going to give a tax break to someone who’s going to do what they’re going to do anyway.”The business community will likely have to wait several months before the government announces any decision on how it intends to support competitiveness.The Finance Department says it will continue with its “detailed analytical work” over the coming months to better understand the impacts of the complex U.S. reforms, which it notes are still being drafted. The minister will continue discussing the issue with business leaders and the public before making a decision how to respond, his spokeswoman, Chloe Luciani-Girouard, wrote in an email.Royce Mendes, director and senior economist for CIBC World Markets, said given the fact it’s still early for the impacts of the reforms to appear in the economic data, he sees some merit in Ottawa’s wait-and-see approach as a way to avoid immediately following the U.S. “down the rabbit hole of tax cuts.”Mendes also pointed to the less aggressive step of allowing accelerated depreciation for eligible capital expenditures, similar to the U.S. change, as a way of inducing capital spending.Support, Mendes added, could also come from the Bank of Canada in the form of lower interest rates, which would help encourage more corporate borrowing and maintain a weaker exchange rate that by itself can help raise the country’s competitiveness.Last month, the Bank of Canada estimated the U.S. reforms could lower business investment by about three per cent from 2017 to the end of 2020. The bank said this would drop the level of economic growth by about 0.2 per cent by the end of 2020.But when it comes to the accelerated depreciation option on its own, there are worries it wouldn’t do enough to help Canadian competitiveness.Jack Mintz, a University of Calgary tax-policy expert, said the incentive would only help certain types of businesses, while companies in a loss position wouldn’t be able to take full advantage of it.Canada, he said, offered accelerated depreciation for all sectors for many years, up until the mid-1980s.“We really need to remember our lessons from many years ago that accelerated depreciation works, but it’s limited in its impact and it also creates a lot of problems for the system when it becomes very commonly used,” Mintz said.“The best response to (the U.S. changes) is lowering your corporate rate a bit to take some of the pressure off.”Morneau himself has been criticized for not including specific measures in his February budget to help offset the U.S. changes. He’s under pressure to move quickly.“We do believe that Canada’s competitive,” Morneau said Thursday during an appearance before a parliamentary committee.“We do know, however, that there’s always more work to be done… We do see competitiveness as much more than trade, and that’s very important, (and) much more than taxes, although that’s very important.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Pension fund executive returns to politics to run for Coalition Avenir Quebec

first_imgDRUMMONDVILLE, Que. – A high profile Quebec businessman is leaving his post with Quebec’s pension fund manager to run for the Coalition Avenir Quebec.The party has confirmed Christian Dube will run in the Montreal-area riding of La Prairie.Dube, 61, will be replacing former party president Stephane Le Bouyonnec, who unexpectedly quit both the race and his position with the party last week.Dube previously represented the Levis riding in the legislature between 2012 and 2014, before resigning to become executive vice-president of the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.He is known as a strong advocate for reducing the size of government and its place in the economy.last_img read more

Better wages job protection in new contract with big Manitoba grocer

first_imgWINNIPEG – About 3,500 workers at Superstore, Extra Foods, and No Frills stores in Manitoba have ratified a new contract with Loblaw.United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 says in a statement posted to its website that the five-year agreement — voted on by its members on Sunday — improves wages and protects full-time positions.The union also says the deal includes improved health and welfare benefits, including enhanced sick time.As well, the UFCW will work with Loblaw on a program to hire and retain persons with disabilities.The ratification comes after the union and Loblaw reached a tentative contract on Sept. 28.The statement did not contain details of Sunday’s vote or the wage increase, and there was no immediate comment from Loblaw on the ratification.“Our bargaining committee achieved real gains for themselves and their coworkers at Loblaw,” union local president Jeff Traeger said in the statement. “In an increasingly challenging industry, I’m proud of the hard work that this committee has put in.”last_img read more

DolceGabbana founders make video apology to China

first_imgBEIJING — The founders of Dolce&Gabbana have apologized in a video on Chinese social media after promotional videos seen as racist and subsequent Instagram messages stoked a furor in one of the world’s largest markets for luxury goods.The Italian fashion house has been in hot water for the videos and also insulting remarks made by the Instagram accounts of both the company and co-founder Stefano Gabbana. It blamed hackers.Gabbana and Domenico Dolce appeared in a video posted Friday on Chinese social media saying they hope to be forgiven and will do their best to better understand and respect Chinese culture. They finish by saying “sorry” in Chinese.The videos and the Instagram comments created a huge backlash in China, forcing Dolce&Gabbana to cancel a major show this week.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Academy will not change Oscar eligibility rules

first_imgLos Angeles: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will not change eligibility rules for the Oscars, amid calls for a crackdown on streaming services from some prominent members. On April 23, the board of governors decided to keep the current requirements, which state that a feature length film must run for one week in Los Angeles to qualify for Best Picture, reports ew.com. “The Academy’s Board of Governors voted to maintain Rule Two, Eligibility for the 92nd Oscars. The rule states that to be eligible for awards consideration, a film must have a minimum seven-day theatrical run in a Los Angeles County commercial theatre, with at least three screenings per day for paid admission. Motion pictures released in non-theatrical media on or after the first day of their Los Angeles County theatrical qualifying run remain eligible,” the board said in a statement. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”We support the theatrical experience as integral to the art of motion pictures, and this weighed heavily in our discussions,” Academy President John Bailey said. “Our rules currently require theatrical exhibition, and also allow for a broad selection of films to be submitted for Oscars consideration. We plan to further study the profound changes occurring in our industry and continue discussions with our members about these issues,” Bailey added. Steven Spielberg was among the high-profile critics of streaming services’ Oscar eligibility. After Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, distributed and campaigned for by Netflix, won three Oscars, Spielberg upped his disapproval of Netflix films at the Oscars. The 92nd Oscars will be held on February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre.last_img read more

Bumrah Shami Jadeja and Poonam recommended for Arjuna

first_imgNew Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday recommended the names of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna Award. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) met in the Capital to discuss the matter in the presence of GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim. Karim had proposed the names of the cricketers. Bumrah has been an integral part of the Indian side in recent times and will be leading the bowling attack for India at the World Cup. Shami has also been in great form in recent times and made a remarkable comeback into the Indian limited-overs side after being considered only for the longer format in the last couple of seasons. Jadeja, who till recently was only part of the Indian Test side, has also made a return to the limited overs team and has been picked as the third spinner in the 15-member squad for the World Cup in England and Wales. Poonam has been deservedly nominated from the women’s team.last_img read more

The United Arabic Emirates to Build Two Hospitals in Morocco

Rabat – The Moroccan government has ratified a law allowing the building of two hospitals funded by the United Arab Emirates in Casablanca and Rabat.The Moroccan government has approved a law pertaining to two projects funded by UAE to build the Shaikh Zayed Hospital in Rabat and the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hospital in Casablanca.Mustafa Al Khalfi, Minister of Communications and spokesperson for the Moroccan government, said during a governmental meeting: “the two projects are aimed at enhancing the healthcare services and medical education in Morocco, as well as providing free treatment to the poor.” Mustapha Al Khalfi added that the two projects aim at the development of higher education and scientific research in the field of health sciences. The two hospitals will establish higher education institutions and vocational training centers in order to encourage researches in the medical sphere.According to the Emirate News Agency, UAE President Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has offered “a grant of $100 million (MAD 367 million) in order to build the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hospital in Casablanca.” read more

Microsoft Releases New Browser Spartan

New York- Microsoft has just released its new browser called Spartan, which is expected to move Internet Explorer to the back burner.The new browser will be integrated into Windows 10, and comes with an updated UI, as well as advanced features that are expected to meet the needs of a new generation of internet users and developers.Currently under development at Microsoft labs, Spartan was officially presented its developer at a press conference on Windows 10 on January 21. Spartan is included within the new version of the OS that should be available in the market at the end of summer. The new browser offers two main new features, Cortana integration and reading mode and reading lists.As with any beta software, users are likely to experience some bugs initially, and some features may not work exactly as anticipated.Users who wish to try Spartan will need to download the latest release of Windows 10 from Microsoft. read more

Video Wildfire Burns Oasis in Guelmim Morocco

A wildfire ripped hundreds of palm-trees in the oasis of Asrir in the region of Guelmim, a city in southern Morocco, often called Gateway to the Moroccan Sahara.More than 300 palm-trees erupted into flames, including 100 completely burned.Reinforcements of firefighters, the gendarmerie and local officials were dispatched to the scene of the accident to fight the fire and prevent it from spreading to other neighboring farms and adobe houses. While the causes of the fire were unidentified yet, an investigation is likely to be initiated to determine the circumstances and the cause of the fire.In addition to the Palm-tree oases of Daraa, Tafilalt, and Ziz, the oasis of Asrir is one of the important sources of dates in the kingdom. read more