Evacuation Alert issued for Prophet River and surrounding area

first_img– Advertisement -Residents in the area, should be prepared to evacuate if required.  Here are a few things to help prepare for an evacuation:Locate all family members or co-workers and designate a Reception Centre outside the evacuation area, should an evacuation be called and your separated.Gather essential items such as medications, eyeglasses, valuable papers and keepsakesPrepare to move pets and livestock to a safe area.Arrange possible accommodationMonitor local news sources for more information on any possible evacuation.For more information, contact the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality at 250-774-2541.  You can also watch this page for updates or www.northernrockies.ca According to the Municipality, there is no immediate danger at this time, but because of the potential danger to life and health the alert has been issued.The alert covers the community of Prophet River an area bounded by the latitudes 58 58.00’N to 58 15.00’N and longitudes 122 30.0’W to 122 45.0’W.  The entire Klua Lakes protected area is also included.  See the map below.last_img read more

BCCI spends Rs 161.51 crore on managing cricketing activities in 2011-12

first_imgCricket in India is now played almost throughout the year, particularly with the scheduling of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in April-May, a period that used to be part of the ‘off-season’.Now, after the addition of Champions League T20 (CLT20), which is usually played in October, and a few other domestic tournaments to the calendar, the home season is virtually a never ending one. So, the expenses on organising these tournaments and on administration have gone up considerably.In 2011-12, the BCCI spent Rs 161.51 crore on cricketing activities, and this included Rs 59.43 crore on conducting various domestic tournaments.A sum of Rs 19.83 crore alone was spent on the Ranji Trophy national championship.The world’s richest cricket body can afford to spend huge sums as it is now worth Rs 3,308.31 crore, as per its 2011-12 balance sheet, a result of marketing the game aggressively.The BCCI incurred Rs 53.34 crore on establishment and other expenses and Rs 36.75 crore was the bonus distributed among the players, support staff and the selectors (Rs 25 lakh to each of the five) for the 2011 World Cup triumph.All these figures should be seen in the light of inflation, increased expenses on cricketing activities, as well as the administration of the BCCI.Many top officials of the national sports federations praise BCCI officials for running the organisation well, instead of feeling jealous of the Board’s riches.The Board spent Rs 19.04 crore on the retainership of international players, and Rs 6.38 crore was the expenditure on the meetings of the various BCCI committees. BCCI has an inventory of cricket balls worth Rs 61 lakh and kits.The lucrative IPL made an income of Rs 959.78 crore from its 2011 edition and spent Rs 694.64 crore under various heads for a surplus of Rs 265.14 crore. It distributed Rs 474.93 crore to the franchises from the central pool.The expenses on administration were Rs 37.58 crore. Rs 11.61 crore was spent on insurance, Rs 11.06 crore on advertisement, Rs 5.05 crore on salaries and allowances, and Rs 2.56 crore as property tax for the fourth floor of the ‘Cricket Centre’ which belongs to the Mumbai Cricket Association. The lease rental for this space was another Rs 1.70 crore.IPL is involved in several cases/arbitration with sponsors/partners and spent Rs 28 lakh on legal and professional expenses.advertisementBCCI chief N Srinivasan.CLT20, which also has the Australian and South African cricket boards on its governing council, made a surplus of Rs 47.63 crore. This would be shared by the three Boards, with the BCCI receiving 50 per cent of the profit. The tournament made an income of Rs 265.81 crore and showed an expenditure of Rs 265.81 crore.The BCCI has been assisting its affiliated state associations in building infrastructure and it distributed Rs 160.07 crore under this head during the financial year 2011-12.The expenditure on the Bangalore-based National Cricket Academy was Rs 15.42 crore. The academy, as usual, hosted a spate of camps throughout the year, for both men and women. So it was not surprising that they cost the BCCI Rs 5.97 crore, besides paying Rs 3.65 crore as remuneration to coaches and physiotherapists posted there.Another Rs 9.80 crore were spent on the three specialist academies in Mohali, Chennai and Mumbai. The associations hosting the three academies – the Punjab Cricket Association, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and the Mumbai Cricket Association – received Rs 5 crore for providing the space.last_img read more

TEF Approves $700 Million for Tourism Projects

first_imgThe Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has approved $700 million for projects and programmes geared at enhancing the nation’s tourism product since the start of the 2012/2013 financial year. Acting Executive Director, Clyde Harrison, told JIS News that money has been allocated for the beautification and upgrading of major landmarks, heritage sites and resort areas, strengthening community-based tourism as well as enhancing the overall experience for visitors and locals. Of the sum US$85,000 will be used for the upgrading of the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency’s (PICA) border management system, which will improve the movement of tourists through the airports, while $19 million has been approved for the erection of 186 signs island-wide. “These are directional signs to resort areas, roadways and attractions,” Mr. Harrison informed, noting that $9 million of the sum has been spent to install 100 signs. He told JIS News that another $200 million have been allocated for tourism improvement programmes, which involve “light infrastructure work and labour intensive activities across all resorts.” In addition, $51 million has been set aside for upgrades to the birth places of national heroes Norman Washington Manley and Sir Alexander Bustamante. “We are looking to work with Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) on those efforts,” Mr. Harrison said. Another major project is Devon House Emergency Operational Assistance initiative, with $62 million approved for repair work to the roofs of the shops and the Devonshire. Other works include rehabilitation of the Victoria Craft Market in Kingston in partnership with Urban Development Corporation (UDC) at a cost of $33 million; reconstruction of the Old Forte Heritage Park in Montego Bay at a sum of $17 million; while $10 million will go towards landscaping work along the Bogue Road in St. James. In Mandeville, work will be carried out in the town centre at a cost of $7 million and will include beautification, signage and measures to improve security in that area. Another $7 million has been approved for the rehabilitation of the roadways and facilities at Hollywell Park in St. Andrew, and $150 million for an overall one-year maintenance and development programme for the resort areas. “We are also doing work on the Milk River Spa in Clarendon. This is a very unique and special area and we see value in it so we continue to lift the standards of this attraction,” Mr. Harrison told JIS News, noting that $5 million has been allocated to carry out landscaping work at the facility in order to “encourage and increase usage and traffic to the area.” The TEF, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, is mandated to undertake projects for the improvement of the country’s tourism product. It is financed through a Tourism Enhancement Fee, which is a charge to incoming airline and cruise ship passenger, of US$20 and US$2, respectively. Projects undertaken, Mr. Harrison explained, must be self-sustainable, promote economic prosperity, increase the competitiveness of tourism, enhance resort areas, and are expected to encourage development of heritage and cultural tourism and community-based activities.      “We are making a significant contribution to the economy both by improving tourism and significantly, by developing projects to allow for local employment,” Mr. Harrison stated. All projects are screened by the TEF’s Projects Department, before being turned over to the Project Committee, which makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for final approval.last_img read more

Kompany says tomorrows match is not decisive

first_imgFor the Manchester City captain, the road to the title is still very long as his team takes on Liverpool tomorrow nightThe match of the season in the English Premier League is happening tomorrow.Liverpool will take on Manchester City, as two of the best three teams in the league define the future of the competition.And for Manchester City’s captain Vincent Kompany, tomorrow’s match is one of many and there is still time to decide a champion.“I’ve been long enough in the game to know how important this game is but, at the same time, to know that this is not the all-defining game – as much as people want to put it this way – because so many things can happen,” the 32-year-old was echoed by Four Four Two.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Who would have thought that we would have three difficult games in December? Nobody would have, a month back.”“So there’s nothing to say that with circumstances, injuries and everything that it can’t happen to any team in this league,” he added.“Therefore, this game – as much as we want to, need to win it – it’s not the all-defining game.”“But if we play how we can, then I will feel very confident – despite the result, whatever it is – to go into every other competition and try and win it,” he concluded.last_img read more