Nova Scotia election roundup

first_imgHALIFAX – (NSElxn)Nova Scotia’s Liberals have released an election platform that includes a total of $1.08 billion in spending commitments and tax cuts over four years.The platform is based on last month’s budget that was tabled but not voted on in the legislature and contains a number of promises already announced on the campaign trail.One new initiative is a rent supplement expansion aimed at reducing the wait list for affordable housing by 30 per cent, and would top up the total amount spent on the program to nearly $30 million a year by the fourth year.There are also two significant shifts in health care that include allowing doctors to choose where and how they practice, and a signalling that a Liberal government is open to creating more long term care beds if needed, although no numbers or costs were included.(The Canadian Press)—(NSElxn-Tories-Candidate)An ejected Tory candidate in the Nova Scotia election is trading fresh barbs with the party’s leader — and says she is looking into continuing her bid for public office.Jad Crnogorac was dropped as the Tories’ Dartmouth South candidate over a Twitter joke she made about a date-rape drug known as “roofies,” and other social media postings.She complains the Tories have a double-standard because they stood by a male candidate who jokingly acted out what he called a “Chinese fire drill” in an online video.But Tory Leader Jamie Baillie maintains the latest case differs from one involving Matt Whitman, who Baillie says apologized and had no intent to hurt anyone.(The Canadian Press)—(Tories-Drugs)Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives are promising to foot the bill for cancer medications taken at home.Tory Leader Jamie Baillie says Nova Scotians in cancer treatment shouldn’t have to worry about how they will pay for it.He says a Progressive Conservative government would invest $1.8 million a year to extend cancer drug coverage.Baillie says a growing number of cancers can now be treated using oral medications outside a hospital.(The Canadian Press)—(NDP-Patients)Nova Scotia’s New Democrats say they wouldn’t build an outpatient centre in Halifax’s Bayers Lake business park.Instead, NDP Leader Gary Burrill says he will work with patients, health care providers and the city to find the best location.He says the lack of public transit to Bayers Lake would put seniors and others who rely on public transit at a disadvantage.Burrill says the new site would put the needs of patients first.(The Canadian Press)—(N.S. Election Roundup by The Canadian Press)last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires So what, then, stood out to Rodriguez?“What stood out to me the most is I’d like to have some of those dudes right there, that’s what they’re supposed to look like, right,” he mused. “We’ve got a few good players, but to see 90 of them, the way they’re supposed to look like, that was the first thing that stood out.“Then the other thing that stood out, obviously from his staff, is you could see everybody’s on the same page, which is what you’d expect, but being his first year and how quickly things have come together, it seems like they’re right on track.” – / 22 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories While Rodriguez — along with the assembled media — appreciated the shade, the coach was not in town looking for landscaping ideas.No, he, along with some of his staff that included defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel and offensive coordinator Calvin McGee, was in town to learn.“It’s our job, as coaches, from a development standpoint, whether it’s watch drill work or how they organize practice or how they structure things,” he said, “because nowadays, particularly in days like [Wednesday] when you don’t have pads on, what can you do to have a productive practice when you don’t have the full pads on?”The coach, who led the Wildcats to an 8-5 record along with a win in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl last season, said while a lot of teams employ similar concepts, it never hurts to see as much as possible. Which is why Rodriguez and his staff were in town. Saying it has less to do with increasing a Phoenix-area presence and more with just taking advantage of an opportunity to see how the NFL team does things, the coach said “there is no patent on schemes” so there is always something they could see that would help his team back in the Old Pueblo. 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Bruce Arians was not the only head coach at Arizona Cardinals football practice Wednesday.Rich Rodriguez, who is in his second year as the head coach at the University of Arizona, made the roughly 103-mile trek to pay a visit to the pro team from up north. “Got a chance to watch a little bit of a practice, talk to some guys, saw one of our former players (receiver Dan Buckner) and some other guys I know so it’s been good,” Rodriguez said of the experience. “And had a little shade tree, you know that’s nice; we don’t have a shade tree around our practice field, so it gave me some good ideas, too.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Educational channel English Club TV has struck an

first_imgEducational channel English Club TV has struck an agreement for distribution with UAE-based service provider Du. The channel is now available in Du’s basic package in standard definition. The deal was struck through local agency SAWA Media. English Club TV is represented in the region by reseller Represent TV.“Expats from all over the world have always played an important part in the development of Dubai as an International city, attracting millions of tourists every year. The English language is an important communication tool amongst the many different nationalities living in UAE for business and cultural exchange,” said Andrew Semchenko, CEO of EСTV.“With the innovative educational content of the English Club TV channel, together with SAWA Media we are creating a fun and easily accessible environment for those who want to learn and improve their English language skills in an effective and exciting way.”last_img read more