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Feds approve Shell’s purchase of Duvernay

first_imgRoyal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that the Canadian government has approved its planned C$5.9 billion acquisition of unconventional gas producer Duvernay Oil Corp.Shell said the Minister of Industry and the Competition Bureau have approved the transaction, clearing the way for the purchase.”Shell Canada has now received all necessary Canadian regulatory approvals to proceed with the acquisition of Duvernay,” the company said in a release.Advertisement – Advertisement -Last month, Shell made a cash offer for Duvernay of C$83 a share, a 42% premium over what the stock had commanded on Toronto Stock Exchange.Duvernay has 1,800 square km (450,000 acres) of land holdings in two provinces, particularly in the prized Montney region in Northeastern British Columbia and in Alberta’s Deep Basin, areas Shell hopes to add to its portfolio of tight gas interests.Tight gas is gas contained in difficult reservoirs, where extraction was once considered too costly. However, higher gas prices and advances in technology have led to a surge of investment in such reserves, which are sometimes massive, and Duvernay has one of the best holdings of the resource among mid-sized Canadian companies.Shell’s offer closes on Aug. 22.last_img read more

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Seniors on long wait lists for affordable units

first_imgAs city officials say they are searching for more opportunities for senior and affordable housing in the city, other cities are having mixed success at offering affordable housing options. Monterey Park, a city of nearly 62,000, has about 500 affordable housing units. The oldest facility is the Lions Manor, built in 1978, and serves about 126 people. High numbers on the waiting list are also a problem, said Deborah Tafolla, resident manager at Lions Manor at 215 N. Chandler Ave. in Monterey Park. “The last person who moved in here had been waiting on the list for 12 years,” Tafolla said. “We are in such a nice building that nobody wants to move.” There are nearly 100 people on the waiting list. South El Monte is just developing the first senior center in the city’s history. “Creating affordable housing is a regional issue,” Cheng said. Rosemead has about $3 million in home funds that could be used to build affordable housing, including senior apartments. It also receives funding from the redevelopment agency. In Rosemead, there are four different mixed-use projects that will provide housing, 15 percent of which will be affordable units that seniors could apply for. But other than that, the seniors will not be seeing an addition to the two affordable units it already has. “There is always a need to service the seniors,” Tran said, “and we could do better.” Applications will not be available again until the end of the week because the city is updating them. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROSEMEAD – Loretta Urquidi wanted to help a lonely, elderly friend find a better place to live. Urquidi, 64, told the Rosemead City Council last week that her friend lives in a trailer park and feels isolated. She expected to find affordable senior housing options and told her friend that she would help her apply for one. What Urquidi discovered was that’s easier said than done. Not only was she denied an application, she was also told that there are hundreds on the waiting list. “Obviously, the need is there,” Mayor John Tran said of more affordable senior housing units. “It is astronomical.” In the past three years, Rosemead’s two senior housing facilities have had only nine openings. The waiting list, meanwhile, continues to climb. At the end of March, there were 359 seniors on the waiting list for Garvey Senior Housing, at 9100 Garvey Ave., and Angelus Senior Housing, 2417 Angelus Ave., said Eileen Cheng, economic development administrator. There are 120 units at these two facilities in the city of nearly 55,500. Costs of the units range from $250 to $400 a month, depending on the size. “I think we are doing our best,” Cheng said. “We understand there is a need for the units, and we are trying to create them.” Seniors 62 and older can qualify based on their annual gross income and if they are a U.S. citizen or have eligible immigration status. last_img read more

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GARDA TO STAND TRIAL FOR ALLEGEDLY HARASSING WOMEN

first_imgA garda is due to stand trial twice next year at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on charges of harassing two women.Garda Donal Maguire (38) is charged with harassing one woman at a location in Dublin over a period in 2012. He is also charged with harassing a second woman at a location in Dublin on dates in 2014.The Irish Times reports that Mr Maguire is formerly of Kilbarrack, Dublin, but the District Court heard previously that he is living now in Co Donegal. Ronan Kennedy, defending, said both trials will take approximately three days.He asked for a longer adjournment for the second trial to allow for “a fade factor” between the two cases.Judge Mary Ellen Ring set trial dates for June 30th and October 12th, 2015, and remanded Gda Maguire in continuing custody until that date.She also made witness and exhibit orders for both trials and set two pre-trial dates for May 15th and July 10th, 2015.Judge Ring previously confirmed Gda Maguire has not yet entered a plea in the case and therefore is still presumed innocence.She advised that the media should be aware of this in any reports.GARDA TO STAND TRIAL FOR ALLEGEDLY HARASSING WOMEN was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Donal Maguiredonegalharassmentlast_img read more

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Glen Newcomer, Nov. 6

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Compared to other parts of the state we were lucky. We received an inch and a half to 3 inches of rain with high winds. We were fortunate our corn stood well through that and we had minimal damage from the storm. The worst damage in our area was north and east of us, directly west of Toledo. There are a few farm sites that had some damage, but for the most part our damage was minimal even though we had some strong wind gusts. It is difficult to say when we will be back in the fields. We could possibly be running by the end of this week again.We are progressing along with harvest very well. We are over 85% complete with the corn. We finished soybeans up this last week and it is always a relief to have that completed. Then we focused pretty much on finishing up field operations. Tillage is done and spraying is done and at this time all we have left to do is focus on shelling corn.So I am very pleased with harvest progress to date, given the weather we have had this year. We continue to harvest at every opportunity. I think we are still on track to get things completed in a normal time frame. We strive to be done by the middle of November and we are still on track to be close to that.The corn harvest continues to be a pleasant surprise for us. It has yielded better than what we had planned. We are running well above our APH history for our farms on corn yield and our average harvest moisture to date has been 20.7. We have been pleased with that as well. The later corn is running a little wetter. It is at the 23% moisture range now. That is still fine considering when that corn was planted and the weather.The stalk integrity has improved as we have gotten into the later planted corn.  We initially had a few issues on some early-planted corn that had a little wind damage, but it wasn’t difficult to harvest.last_img read more

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Houses Are Getting Bigger and Pricier

first_imgThe average size of a new house rose to 2,720 square feet last year, an increase of about 2% from a year earlier, and higher prices are making it more difficult for first-time buyers to afford a new home.Citing figures released by the National Association of Homebuilders, The Wall Street Journal said that the industry seems tilted toward high-end buyers these days. The number of starter homes hasn’t gone up significantly because of rising land and construction costs and because of a shortage of mortgages available to the less affluent.The average price for a new house last year was $351,000, an increase of $100,000 since 2009. Almost half the houses started last year had four bedrooms, and a quarter of them had garage space for three or more vehicles.The increase in square footage surprised Rose Quint, assistant vice president of survey research at NAHB. She and others had expected that more first-time buyers would be lured back into the market, a trend that would help keep house size down.“Last year I was expecting, and I wasn’t alone, that the average size of homes would actually fall … because there were new measures that were supposed to bring in a wave of first-time home buyers,” she told the Wall Street Journal. “That didn’t happen.”First-time buyers represented about one-third of all homebuyers, off slightly from the year before, and at the lowest level in 30 years. In a news release, NAHB said it expects that younger buyers will make a significant impact on home design in the future, pushing the market toward energy efficiency and smart home technology. But first they have to start buying houses.Some 15% of adults in the 25-to-34 age bracket lived with a parent last year. That’s about 1.3 million people who aren’t looking for a house to buy quite yet.last_img read more

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Kanhaiya Kumar’s convoy attacked in Bihar

first_imgFormer Jawaharlal University Student Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar’s convoy was attacked on Tuesday night in a scuffle with members of a Dussehra puja organisation in Begusarai district of Bihar.At least three persons were injured in the scuffle and FIRs were lodged in local police stations by both parties. The incident took place when Mr. Kumar was returning to Begusarai from addressing a public meeting Pethiagachhi in Mansoorpur block of the district.When his convoy reached Bhagwanpur block he stopped to meet someone there near a two-wheeler agency.Locals said his convoy of several vehicles caused inconvenience to the puja organisers on the road and when they protested, a scuffle broke out between them.The local puja organisers pelted stones at vehicles at the convoy in which three people — Nishant, Sumit and Golu — received minor injuries. Windscreens of some vehicles too were broken.Later, Mr. Kumar lodged a complaint at local Barauni police station while, the locals filed a counter FIR against Mr. Kumar and his supporters at Bhagwanpur police station.“FIR has been lodged against Kanhaiya Kumar and his supporters…we’ll investigate the complaint and take action,” said Deepak Kumar, Station House Officer of Bhagwanpur police station.“Kanhaiya Kumar and his supporters have also lodged an FIR against locals of Bhagwanpur area for assaulting them”, Barauni police station SHO Gajendra Singh said.Earlier on Monday a complaint was also lodged against Mr. Kumar and his supporters at Phulwari Sharief police station in Patna for “misbehaving” with doctors at Patna based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).Meanwhile, Mr. Kumar alleged that he was attacked by BJP and Bajrang Dal supporters when he was returning back after addressing a public meeting on Tuesday night.“I was addressing public meeting to garner support of people in view of our party’s BJP Bhagao, Desh Bachao (Remove BJP, save country) rally at Patna on October 25…the BJP has got frightened with my popularity and orchestrating attack on me under a well thought of conspiracy,” Mr. Kumar told The Hindu over phone.last_img read more

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2 die in Gujarat heat wave; over 300 affected by dehydration, excessive heat

first_imgTwo people have died of heatstroke as Gujarat reeled under a severe heatwave, with temperatures crossing 45 degrees Celsius at several places. On Sunday, two persons — one in Meghraj taluka of Sabarkabtha district and one in Jerome taluka of Rajkot district — died of heatstroke, while more than 300 people affected by excessive heat and dehydration were admitted to hospitals in the State. “Senior citizens, women and children are more vulnerable to excessive heat and higher mercury levels. People should remain hydrated and stay indoors,” a civic body official said. Surendranagar was the hottest with 45.3 degrees Celsius, while State capital Gandhinagar boiled with 45 degrees Celsius. Ahmedabad and six other districts saw temperatures between 43 and 44 degrees Celsius. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and other authorities have sounded an orange alert, asking people to stay indoors, particularly between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.According to the weather department, Gujarat will continue to see higher temperatures for at least a week.last_img read more

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Pressure builds for Reed after another Ironman title in Cebu

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Just when Reed thought that he left everyone in the dust, the 21-year-old Mauricio Mendez made a huge leap forward, going from sixth to second in the run course to give the defending champion a run for his money.“I saw him in the first lap of the run. I was like, ‘I’d better start running, be quicker,’ He’s a beautiful runner, a really talented athlete so I was definitely concerned,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFortunately for Reed, he built enough cushion and sustained his groove to cruise to the victory, his third straight in Cebu.Pulling off another triumph, the 32-year-old expressed was pleased to fulfill his goals and meet expectations. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES “I knew I was very fit and I knew I’d have a good chance, but you’ll never know. You can’t control how other people race. If somebody else beat me, but I put in a really good performance, I’m okay with that. And today was just all about focusing on myself and racing as hard as I could,” he said.Though he cemented his status as one of the sport’s greats with his three-year dynasty in Cebu, Reed downplayed the feat.“I think every time you win somewhere, the pressure builds a little bit and the next year, there’s a little bit more pressure. For me, it’s really important to keep the pressure off and just keep it fun and enjoy myself,” he said.Luckily for Reed, he has his wife with him to share his recent first place finish to alleviate the rigors of his intense training.“I worked really hard for this. My wife came over to America with me and put up with me doing a lot of training. She was really supporting me so it makes a big difference. So this is a really a pleasing result for me and it’s special for my family,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Tim Reed. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Tim Reed was confident heading into the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday, the Australian admitted that there was a time he felt that his drive for a three-peat was in peril.That hit him hard midway through the race as he saw the much-talked about strength of the field first hand.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Reed reigns anew, completes Cebu Ironman 70.3 three-peat Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

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Ajay Maken urges rethink of promotion regulations

first_imgSports minister Ajay Maken has written a letter to Defence Minister AK Antony, putting the latter’s ministry in a bind. Maken has urged the defence establishment to amend rules so that Subedar Vijay Kumar can get a triple promotion.Vijay won a silver medal for India in 25m rapid-fire pistol event last week, but then hit out at the Army, saying despite winning numerous laurels for India, he has not been recommended for promotion by his seniors. Vijay is attached to the 16 Dogra Regiment.Maken wrote on Monday that the defence ministry should take notice of the recent policy on out-of-turn promotions framed by the Department of Personnel and Training, which allows three such promotions for central government civilian employees.”The armed forces have been in forefront of promoting sports excellence and it would be in the fitness of things that there is parity in the award of out of turn promotion for all sports persons who have excelled in sports events internationally or nationally so as to obviate any sense of deprivation in respect of defence service employees on one hand and reward them equally for the excellence in sports events on the other hand,” Maken wrote.”Outstanding sportspersons achieving high level of excellence deserve consideration even for a third out of turn promotion in recognition of their performances. Such a move will go a long way in recognising the contribution of sportspersons in enhancing the country’s position in the arena of world sports.”The issue of immediate promotion as an officer might be tricky, as it involves different skill sets and training, but the controversy touches on the issue of parity.advertisementSources in the Army say that they would like to proceed by the rules and would give all due support to him. But there is no rule which allows for a triple promotion in case of excelling is a sports event. Rules only provide for a double promotion.last_img read more

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La Liga 2019 Granada vs Atletico Madrid Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Live Telecast, Timings in India, Team News

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. First Published: November 23, 2019, 9:51 PM IST Atletico Madrid will travel to Granada for their upcoming La Liga 2019 fixture on Saturday (November 23). The La Liga Granada vs Atletico Madrid fixture will be played at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes. Atletico Madrid will eye to make their way among the top two when they take on Granada. Meanwhile, Granada will be looking to produce a clinical show when they welcome the Deigo Simeone’s side on the turf. With 24 points from the last thirteen games, Atletico are sitting on the 3rd spot whereas, Granada are on eight with 20 points. The La Liga Granada vs Atletico Madrid fixture will commence at 11 pm.Granada will again step into the turf without Neyder Lozano and Victor Diaz. Meanwhile, Alvaro Vadillo and Antonio Puertas are expected to feature in the starting XI. On the other hand, Atletico will be without Diego Costa, who had to undergo a neck operation. Costa will stay out of action for three months. Felix has made a comeback after suffering an ankle injury but there are very slim chances that Simeone will risk him for the upcoming game.La Liga 2019 Granada possible starting lineup vs Atletico Madrid: Silva; Quini, Duarte, Sanchez, Neva; Herrera, Gonalons; Puertas, Azeez, Vadillo; SoldadoLa Liga 2019 Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup vs Granada: Oblak; Tripper, Felipe, Hermoso, Lodi; Koke, Herrera, Llorente, Vitolo; Correa, MorataWhere to watch La Liga Granada vs Atletico Madrid live in India?Granada vs Atletico Madrid will commence at 11 pm on Saturday, November 23. The La Liga 2019 Granada vs Atletico Madrid match will be at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Carmenes. The La Liga Granada vs Atletico Madrid match live telecast will be on Facebook.How and where to watch online La Liga 2019 Granada vs Atletico Madrid live streaming?The Granada vs Atletico Madrid live stream will be available on the Facebook app and facebook.com website in India. last_img read more

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