Minister Bibeau and Minister Carr join Prairie farmers to discuss on-farm climate action investments in Budget 2021

first_imgMinister Bibeau and Minister Carr join Prairie farmers to discuss on-farm climate action investments in Budget 2021 From: Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaBudget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.Budget 2021 is the Government of Canada’s plan to finish the fight against COVID-19 and ensure a robust economic recovery that is inclusive of all Canadians.Today, on Earth Day, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the Prairies, joined young farmers from Manitoba and Saskatchewan to discuss regenerative agricultural practices and on-farm climate action investments from Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.Farmers are major players in Canada’s fight against climate change. The agricultural sector has the potential to scale up climate solutions, many of which are already underway across the country. Building on Canada’s climate action programs for farmers-including the $185 million Agricultural Climate Solutions program, and the $165 million Agricultural Clean Technology Program-a new investment of $200 million over two years, starting in 2021-22, will help launch immediate, on-farm climate action under the Agricultural Climate Solutions program. This will target projects accelerating emission reductions by improving nitrogen management, increasing adoption of cover cropping, and normalizing rotational grazing.These investments will help Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector meet its emissions targets and capture new opportunities in the green economy.Budget 2021 is also about creating more jobs and prosperity for Canadians in the days – and decades – to come. It is an historic investment to address the specific wounds of the COVID-19 recession, put people first, create jobs, grow the middle class, set businesses on a track for long-term growth, and ensure that Canada’s future – and the futures of Canadian farmers, their families and their communities – will be healthier, more equitable, greener, and more prosperous.Quotes“Budget 2021 presents a historic plan to get us through COVID-19 to better times, by putting people first, creating jobs and bridging businesses to a future positioned for long-term growth. We are giving farmers the support to implement the climate-smart agriculture practices that will ensure the young farmers of today can continue farming sustainably for decades to come.”– The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food“Investing in climate-smart agricultural practices continues to help Canada’s farmers, like those in the Prairies we met today, to build on their success while protecting and preserving our natural resources. Budget 2021 will allow farmers to compete and innovate while farming their land today and into the future. Now more than ever, the spirit of resilience, ingenuity and innovation will help shape Canada’s future.”– The Honourable Jim Carr, Special Representative for the PrairiesQuick factsBudget 2021 includes $101.4 billion over three years in proposed investments as part of the Government of Canada’s growth plan that will create good jobs and support a resilient and inclusive recovery. Key measures include:Allocating $60 million over the next two years, from the Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund, to target the protection of existing wetlands and trees on farms;Returning a portion of the proceeds from the price on pollution directly to farmers in backstop jurisdictions (currently Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario), beginning in 2021-22. It is estimated farmers would receive $100 million in the first year;Ensuring the recently expanded $165.5 million Agricultural Clean Technology program will prioritize $50 million for the purchase of more efficient grain dryers for farmers across Canada;Allocating $10 million over the next two years, from the Agricultural Clean Technology program, toward powering farms with clean energy and moving off diesel;Investing $17.6 billion in a green recovery to help Canada to reach its target to conserve 25 per cent of Canada’s lands and oceans by 2025, exceed its Paris climate targets and reduce emissions by 36 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, and move forward on a path to reach net-zero emission by 2050. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Canada, clean energy, climate change, Earth, first year, Government, innovation, Investment, Paris, pollution, Prairie, recession, resilience, resources, technologylast_img read more

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More GSAT Students Get Schools of Their Choice

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 68 per cent of students, who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in March 2013, have been placed in the schools of their choice.“There is a welcome increase in the number of students who will be placed in a high school according to the preference that their parents and themselves have made, and a smaller number who are placed according to their location and proximity,” Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites has said.The Minister was speaking at a press briefing on June 18 at Gordon House, to release the results of the Grade Six Achievement Test.Rev. Thwaites further informed that a smaller proportion of the students were manually placed, as “none of their preferences can accommodate them, given their scores.”“This year more students will be placed at five-year high schools than ever before. Previously, there was a high proportion of those taking GSAT who were assigned to Junior High schools and to All Age schools and this year the percentage is significantly higher of those who will go to full high schools,” Mr. Thwaites said.Of the 42,268 students who sat the examination, 35,957 were placed in High Schools; 3,261 were placed in Technical schools; 1,769 were placed in Primary and Junior High; 40 in All Age schools; 18 in Special Schools and 105 in private institutions.The 2013 results for Social Studies (62.2 per cent) and Language Arts (63.1 per cent) show a marginal improvement over previous years. While the 2013 results for Mathematics (61.4 per cent), Science (63 per cent) and Communication Task (71.3 per cent ) show a slight decline, there have been steady improvements since 2009.Rev. Thwaites stressed that extreme care was taken to ensure that the 299 students who were affected by the misprint in the Mathematics paper were not at a disadvantage.He explained that in order to ensure fairness in the allocation of marks for the students affected, a well researched, robust and valid statistical method was used. He added that this was in keeping with the practice used by international examination bodies to treat with mishaps in examinations.“I want to indicate that the results hitherto described are still not good enough for us to become complacent. Slightly less than 40 per cent of our students are not at a level where they are going to be able to immediately engage fruitfully in the grade seven curriculum (and) that is of very great concern,” the Minister said.However, he added that there are significant changes that must take place in all levels of education, particularly in the areas of early preparation, so as to rectify the situation.A special intervention will be made for students who score grades below 50 per cent through a collaborative effort between the Ministry and the schools.The GSAT results will be made available to all Primary Schools on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Parents and students are also being reminded to accept their placements and make the best use of the opportunity that is provided in the schools that they are placed.The Grade Six Achievement Test was administered on March 21 and 22, 2013. The examination was conducted in over 1,000 schools and 43,546 students were eligible to sit the examination.Contact: Latonya Linton RelatedCorinaldi Avenue Primary Tops International Poster Competition RelatedSixth Form to be introduced at Ascot High School More GSAT Students Get Schools of Their Choice EducationJune 19, 2013Written by: Latonya Lintoncenter_img RelatedRoad Safety Clubs to Be Established In Schools Advertisementslast_img read more

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Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 2

first_imgBy: Leah McCann & Steph BeckettAudio Collaborative 2020 kicked off Wednesday with some excellent insights into the audio sector of the AV industry. (In case you missed it, our day one recap is here.)Thursday, we were excited for more. Day two of the show would bring forth topics from esports and the music industry to livestreaming and TikTok — all conversations intertwined with how audio, in all applications, plays a lead role in the success of our AV systems.Our wrap-up coverage continues.The Evolution of the Gamer (& Subsequent Opportunities in Audio)To get us started on day two, Futuresource’s Sarah Carroll introduced Carl Hibbert, associate director of entertainment content and media at Futuresource. Hibbert joked that he’d attempt to give us his best hot take on “gaming in 15 minutes” (which is tough to do, since the esports industry is so varied and exciting). Having a bit of background on this topic via previous learnings from Futuresource, we were excited to hear from Hibbert how the market has evolved since.Gaming is consuming more of consumers’ time and wallets, Hibbert led. It’s also changing revenue streams for the audio industry. What are the opportunities for the audio hardware and entertainment industry? he asked.First ask, Why gaming? For one, there’s been phenomenal continued growth in it. The gaming sector has managed to monetize around hardware, peripherals and more, all against a cycle of free content available to consumers. Additionally, a lot of content discovery is taking place through gaming, Hibbert said. This has begged new business models and revenue generation, as well as a spark of innovation, in this space. With people spending more time at home this year, too, gaming (similar to music and video) has been able to satisfy people’s appetites — and it hasn’t felt the hit that other entertainment verticals such as live sports did.Will there continue to be innovation in this varied ecosystem? Hibbert pointed to healthy growth and definite potential:When the level of isolation slows, we’ll start to see renewed attendance at live esports events again, Hibbert continued. Leading esports gamers today, like Ninja, are pushing brands in gaming too — mind you, younger demographics are more and more engaged with this type of star, as opposed to the stars of previous generations. Notably, for our readers here: With this growth in esports comes subsequent growth in audio hardware (e.g., gaming headsets) too.Gaming shares will only grow, today’s session highlighted. And with that will come brands and media companies piggybacking on the success of this industry.Accelerated Growth: Live Streaming of Concerts & UGCJames Kirby, market analyst at Futuresource, moderated our next panel featuring Meridith Rojas of Logitech, Jim Odom of PreSonus Audio Electronics and, joining midway through the panel, Katy Templeman-Holmes of Harman.Despite a huge hit to live events and venues this year, people are sharing more content than ever, Kirby led. This opens up the possibility for accelerated growth of UGC (user-generated content) and livestreaming of events like concerts. The internet has played such a massive role in music distribution, creation and collaboration, Odom agreed. He sees three parts of the confluence and growth of UGC:Internet bandwidth is available to many more people today.Production tools have gotten easier, simpler and more accessible — usually low cost but, often, free. Training’s simple too. Go peruse the several thousand videos on creating music on PreSonus’s website, for example.Everybody is stuck at home. If you had any inkling to create a short movie or music before, you may have had time to explore it during the quarantine.On the topic of UGC, Rojas discussed applications in which new types of content are being driven. TikTok, for example, has a low barrier to entry. It allows people to create content in a mostly frictionless way, requiring few skills. It opens the door for a lot of content creators, while many just find it cathartic and enjoyable. Thus, the number of content creators this year has quadrupled, Rojas argued.Kirby transitioned to discuss the livestreaming and event component of the industry. The virtual event boom is becoming somewhat of a supplement to live events in addition to the physical event itself, he added. We’ve learned things during the lockdown that have forced us to be more creative in delivering virtual events. But what’s temporary? What will continue? Rojas feels strongly that, even as we try harder to substitute our live events with virtual ones, it’s not the same. People go to live events (and for music in particular) for the social aspect as much as they do the music. Virtual events are missing the “human element,” but Rojas of course realizes livestreaming and the virtual element will remain. She noted a few creative applications, like concerts held in Twitch, etc.OK, so there’s increased opportunity for virtual events — but what will stick? Odom questioned. The live-events scene is devastated right now. His argument: Virtual events to supplement it? Great. But to replace it? No way. There’s a huge industry of people trying to figure it out right now — we’re all inventing new tools for livestreaming; but how does a virtual fan interact with other virtual fans? Odom argued, as so many others have this year, that the technical experience has to be better.Templeman-Holmes countered that remote production has absolutely been realized, as we’ve gotten better at executing live performances remotely. She finds this makes for a more efficient process in time and finances. Templeman-Holmes feels much of this will stick — and anywhere where tech answers people’s desire to be engaged and immersed (sometimes just to escape) is a win.AV Collaboration Tools & App Usage Skyrocketing During LockdownHello! Steph here again for the second half of the wrapup! I want to talk about my two favorite sessions of this particular day of the Audio Collaborative 2020. The first one I want to chat about really quickly is the panel session titled, “AV Collaboration Tools and App Usage Turbocharged During Lockdown.”See related  Livestreaming Movement Gains More Momentum During PandemicThis panel was moderated by Futuresource’s Adam Cox, and included the following panelists:Marty Bodley, Director, Emerging Businesses — BoseTJ Varghese, Product Manager — GoogleJason Goecke — VP and General Manager — Intel UniteThe conversation of this portion began simply with opportunity during COVID-19. Y’all are crazy if you don’t recognize that there are opportunities within the tragedy that is COVID. According to Marty (and a report he cited from Frost), the number of people working from home went from 25 million to 150 million. All of those new home workers were and are looking for new technology. So what’s next for those who manufacture and sell that technology? What will work-from-homers want next? Marty says it will likely be things that allow you to shift easily from home to office environments — because people won’t want to come into the office full-time in the (near) future.Adam also posed the question of how this technology also incorporates audio. Like yes, it’s called videoconferencing. But chances are, you’ll continue a meeting if someone’s video messes up as long as you can hear them. If you can’t hear a person on a video call, though, it’s game over.TJ stepped up to plate to talk about this one. He said that it’s super important for meetings to have quality audio and for those products to actively work to make people sound natural and remove distracting noises from the background of calls. Basically — you can’t have a videoconference without audio.Final point I’ll make for this session — the panel talked briefly about what would happen if the pandemic magically ended tomorrow or the next day. Is work-from-home so embedded in our culture that we’ll drag our feet at going back?The panelists don’t think so. They all pretty much echoed one another’s thoughts and said yeah, the pandemic has lasted for over six months now. But that isn’t long enough for working from home to be ingrained in society. It will be a fair shift back to office life — but working from home will be more heavily relied upon than it ever was pre-COVID. We all know we can do it now, and we know that it works.OK Boomers — Let’s Learn About TikTokI know your kids all know what this is: the dreaded TikTok. The app that has taken over society and swallowed us whole. I resisted as long as I could — politely watching the TikToks that others would send me via Safari, but refused to download the app. “It’s the security concerns for me!” I proclaimed.But like, OK. So another app gets my data. I’m sure it’s not that useful — whoever gets it will just see how long I spend on Twitter. Whoops. ANYWAY — I downloaded TikTok and I literally can’t stop watching them. I am addicted. I’ve started learning the viral dances. My family is worried.I gave you that backstory to let you know how excited I was that there was an entire session on utilizing TikTok for AV. How cool! I’d like to thank David Saidden for walking us through what this looks like. Here are a few key points:These are what a few of the interfaces look like on the app. There is a lot you can do! And the app recognizes the videos you like, what you watch all of, what you rewatch — then it starts to cultivate recommendations specifically on your app usage. I don’t know what it says about me that all of mine are Twilight-themed.There are a few TikToks that have gone majorly viral like the one above. And with it led to major brand recognition. I don’t know if you all have tried to go to your local Food Lion lately, but the Ocean Spray is pretty much wiped out because of the above video. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac entered Billboard 100 for the first time since the ‘70s. Brands everywhere are trying to have a viral moment like this and TikTok is solidifying itself as an app to make that happen — more than just a video platform for those darn Gen Z kids.Final point, the app is developing some pretty cool development features because as David mentioned, it wants to expand from being the app that your kids use. And it is! So, definitely stay ahead of the curve and start figuring out how this app can help you and your brand break some new ground.Recaps & TakeawaysDay Two of Audio Collaborative 2020 — once again — offered a fresh set of insights and content themes around where audio is headed. Some of the themes discussed Thursday:Gaming is on the up and up. The market has figured out how to monetize different things and it is WORKING. But there is always room for more growth.User-Generated Content is also growing! (Thanks TikTok — we’ll come back to that.)The live events market is down right now, but it will never be out.People are consuming work-from-home technology right now, but soon there will be a need for technology that can switch between home and office life.TikTok is a fun app, yes, but it’s also a great tool for marketing and reaching a new audience.Thanks for reading our wrapup! The archived content for Audio Collaborative 2020 will be available for an additional six months. Register for Audio Collaborative 2020 here. Also, as seen in the tweets above, you can look at all the live coverage from this event by searching “#AudioCollaborative2020” on social media.last_img read more

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Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. Promotes Roy Bromfield To President And CEO

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. The board of directors of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (TTC) has announced the promotion of Roy Bromfield to president and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. In this role, he is responsible for all product categories of Toyo-branded business in the U.S. replacement market.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“We are proud to appoint Mr. Bromfield as our first American president and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.,” said Takashi Shimizu, president of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. “Under Roy’s leadership, Toyo sales in the U.S. have grown dramatically, and TTC has become one of our most important global businesses. We have confidence in the team that Mr. Bromfield has built and the strategy that it is executing for continued growth.”Bromfield joined Toyo in December 2012, and has been president and chief operating officer of TTC since January 2016. Prior to TTC, Bromfield was CEO of Q Tires Inc. and held various sales and marketing positions at Michelin, including vice president of North American marketing and sales, and president and CEO of Tire Centers LLC.Bromfield is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree, and has a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University in Atlanta.Bromfield will report to the TTC board of directors. Mizutani will retain his role as chairman of the board.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Novak Djokovic Fights Back To Win 8th Australian Open Title

first_imgNovak Djokovic produced a fantastic comeback to win a record-extending 8th Australian Open title on Sunday as he became the first man in the Open Era to win a grand slam title in three different decades.The Serbian second seed dug deep to prevail in five sets 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 against Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem at the Rod Laver Arena.Djokovic who has won all eight finals he’s contested in Melbourne will now return to number one in the world in place of great rival Rafa Nadal when the next rankings are released on Monday.The victory puts him on 17 career grand slam titles and within three of Swiss Roger Federer’s all-time leading tally of 20 men’s singles titles, with Spain’s Rafael Nadal now only two ahead on 19. The Serb’s triumph ensured the wait continues for somebody to break the stranglehold of the old guard, with Djokovic, Nadal and Federer having won the past 13 Grand Slam titles.No other player has won a men’s major title since Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka won the US Open title in September 2016.For Dominic Thiem, a wait for a first major continues as he has now lost a third straight grand slam final following defeats in the 2018 and 2019 French Open finals to Rafa Nadal.The Austrian will, however, take great pride in his display in his first-ever Melbourne final and first grand slam final outside Roland Garros. He showed steely resolve to recover from losing the opening set and took the next two sets but appeared to run out of steam later on as Djokovic, who twice called for the doctor, found his rhythm to end Thiem’s challenge and took the title when Thiem shanked a forehand wide on the first of two championship points. Related2020 US Open: Thiem Downs Medvedev To Set Up Zverev FinalSeptember 12, 2020In “Featured”Australian Open: Djokovic, Nadal, Williams Get Tricky DrawsJanuary 16, 2020In “Tennis”Australian Open: Rafael Nadal Crushes Tsitsipas to Advance to Fifth Final Against Novak DjokovicJanuary 24, 2019In “Tennis”last_img read more

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New fund to help young SA innovators

“By creating such opportunities for our countries’ future innovation leaders, the fund would be contributing to a brighter and more sustainable economic future for all South Africans.” SAinfo reporter Up to four people involved in supported projects also have the opportunity to qualify for an annual stipend of up to R60 000 for two years. “Technology innovation is a prerequisite for continued success and sustainable growth and development,” Mkhosi said. 3 September 2012 Young South African entrepreneurs now have access to funding and assistance through the Youth Technology Innovation Fund, which was launched by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) in Pretoria last week. The TIA was formed in 2008 through the merging of seven Science and Technology Department entities tasked with promoting innovation in South Africa. It uses the country’s science and technology base to develop new industries, create jobs and diversify the economy in manufacturing, agriculture, biotechnology, health, mining and energy. “We designed the Youth Technology Innovation Fund to give innovators access to funding, mentorship and business support to enhance their chances of commercial success and increase the contributions they make to technological innovation in the country,” TIA chief executive officer Simphiwe Duma said in a statement. The fund is targeted at people between the ages of 18 and 30 who do not already receive funding from the Technology Innovation Agency. ‘Developing a sustainable pipeline of skills’ Calls for proposals from interested parties were published in December 2011 and to date, 13 projects have been selected to receive support from the fund. TIA announced at the launch that applications for support are still open and proposals would be welcomed, particularly from people in the country’s under-resourced sectors, such as information and communication technology, health, energy and mining. “While funding and support is not exclusively available to projects in these sectors, they are the key focus areas of the Youth Technology Innovation Fund, given the urgent need that exists within them for the development of a sustainable pipeline of skills and talent,” said general manager for special projects at TIA, Margaret Mkhosi. Support includes 160 hours of business coaching and mentoring, South African Bureau of Standards product certification worth up to R100 000, intellectual property protection of up to R150 000, a voucher of up to R250 000 for services at TIA partners, as well as access to business incubation services through TIA partners. read more

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Feds to test limits of Indigenous housing ideas through new contest

first_imgThe Canadian PressThe Trudeau Liberals are offering Indigenous communities $30 million in prize money as part of a contest that could end up rewriting the rules about how the federal government funds badly needed housing on-reserve.Key to the contest is to draw in private sector builders to help finance the construction and repairing of homes in First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities.The Liberals have made overtures to the private sector to help cover the cost for on-reserve infrastructure to close the estimated $30 billion needed to repair and upgrade homes, roads, and water systems.Now they’re looking for new ideas to test.Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said government funding alone can’t surmount the scale of the housing problem and suggested federal spending rules can get in the way.She said the contest will help suss out needed policy changes for projects and ideas that aren’t easily permitted under existing funding rules, such as mixed-used projects that combine residential and commercial space.“Going along with business as usual is not going to close that (housing) gap quickly,” she said in an interview ahead of Tuesday’s scheduled announcement.“This is an opportunity to say, perhaps we need to change some of the approach _ how can we, in fact, be smarter about the money that we’re spending.”More details about the program will be announced this fall at the open of applications for the prize money. The winnings will be awarded over three rounds starting in spring 2019.The contest is the latest in a string of challenges the Liberals have launched since coming to office in November 2015, aiming to reshape how funding recipients think about projects and how the government spends money.What the government is looking for out of the contest is to fund projects that can be replicated in other communities, bring back traditional Indigenous building styles and techniques, and create an economic boost for communities that could include sourcing materials locally or providing job training to young people.“This is an opportunity to say ‘if you have an idea of how you can actually address the social problem and at the same time provide housing space’ then these are the kinds of things we would like to support,” Philpott said.“Once you can demonstrate proof of concept, often that will be the trigger that it will take for others to be able to scale up those examples.”A report in May from the Indigenous caucus of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association said that some 118,500 Indigenous households, or 18.3 per cent, lived in “core housing need,” meaning they lived in homes that stretched them financially, required hefty repairs, or were too small for their families.The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported in late June that some 1.6 million homes, or 13.6 per cent of all urban households, were in core housing need in 2016, a figure relatively unchanged from 2015.Spending from the Liberals’ first budget in 2016 has, as of the end of March, paid for the construction and renovation of 8,786 homes, the government said, with work underway on 5,178 units.The Liberals’ 2018 budget set aside a combined $900 million over the next decade for housing in Metis and Inuit communities, and a further $600 million over three years for work in First Nations communities.last_img read more

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Cam Newton Celebrates TD In LeBron James Fashion in

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton mocked Miami Dolphin fans by imitating their town’s biggest superstar LeBron James on Sunday.After Newton’s scored a five-yard touchdown to cut into Miami’s lead in the third quarter, the QB danced in the Dolphins’ end zone with James’ signature celebration.In the fourth quarter, Newton backed up his boastfulness by leading his team to a victory towndown  with 43 seconds on the clock.The Panthers (8-3) overcame a 16-3 first-half deficit  to beat Miami 20-16.  The team extended their winning streak to seven games, the longest since 2003.“We didn’t play our best early on,” Newton said. “We couldn’t get it going. But we just find ways to win.”Here’s James doing his fimiliar celebration below: read more

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PSG owner brags about Di Marias decision to stay

first_imgAfter Angel Di Maria signed a contract extension with PSG until 2021, Nasser Al-Khelaifi stated that his management is going in the right direction.For a club like PSG, maintaining players like Angel Di Maria is a very difficult thing to do because the French club lacks the prestige that other major institutions have.Club owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is always trying to find new ways to motivate his players in order to get them to stay and finally get him those trophies that will bring the club to a higher level like Real Madrid or Barcelona.As of right now, the French giants may have some of the biggest players in the world but they still have their doubts about continuing their careers in the club and are always listening to the offers from other clubs.Now that Angel Di Maria has signed a new contract until the year 2021, the club owner has seen this as a good sign because that means that top players are deciding to remain in the club and this will effectively help them improve their level of performance in major tournaments such as the UEFA Champions League.However, Al-Khelaifi still cannot secure the contracts of other key players like Neymar or Kylian Mbappé because their situations are very different compared to Di Maria’s.🔝📈 Ángel Di María’s PSG career in numbers 🔥💪#DiMaria2021 pic.twitter.com/m565Yb2ND6— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 31, 2018Let’s talk about Neymar first shall we? The Brazilian is aware of the terrible mistake that he made by coming to play for PSG, he immediately accepted that he got wooed by the club’s board members with the false idea that he would become the best player in the world playing for the French giants.But it only took the Brazilian a few months to realize what a massive error he committed, playing in Ligue 1 every single week is not helping his game improve in any way and that’s evident in every Champions League match they play.Let’s not go too far in our analysis, PSG has played against two great clubs in the tournament this season and they already lost against Liverpool, whereas they really struggled to scratch a draw against Napoli in their own stadium.Neymar is taking notes of this and he obviously doesn’t care about staying at a club where he won’t win the Champions League with more ease.The Kylian Mbappé case is even trickier, because this is a player who is only starting a career that could take him to become one of the best players ever.In due time after a few years in Paris, Kylian will obviously want to fulfill his dream of playing on a club like Real Madrid or Barcelona and Nasser won’t be able to do anything about it.The floss dance, as taught by @neymarjr to @KMbappe 🕺Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Not bad, right @Ibra_official?🔜 @le12emehomme pic.twitter.com/my03WQjdrY— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 31, 2018When Al-Khelaifi talks about Angel Di Maria’s contract extension as if he had won a trophy, he fails to understand the full scope of the situation.The Argentine has already played for Real Madrid and he is already 30-years old, he may be a great player but there is no way that he is thinking about leaving the French club because this is the best he can accomplish now that he’s already won many trophies throughout his career.Poor Nasser doesn’t get it, maybe he never will.“I am very satisfied with Angel Di Maria’s contract renewal, he is going through a fantastic moment in his career as he combines both talent and experience perfectly,” said Al-Khelaifi via Mundo Deportivo.“Angel is one of the best players in the world. He has chosen to continue playing in Paris Saint-Germain, which shows that he has decided to continue the best years of his career with us.”“Once more, the best players in the planet show that they want to join our project, even for the long term,” he added.😏👍 #DiMaria2021Read all about El Fideo’s PSG contract extension 👉 https://t.co/WemST1YwbK pic.twitter.com/08n2dIkgGj— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 31, 2018How long do you think that Neymar and Mbappé will remain in Paris Saint-Germain before they decide to leave? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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