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West Moberly First Nations set for Trial over Site C dam

first_imgMOBERLY, B.C. – On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 the discussions taking place between the B.C. government and the West Moberly First Nations regarding the Site C dam have ended. A 120-day trial has been scheduled to begin on March 2022. According to the First Nations, the Horgan Government is expected to defend the decision made by Christy Clark’s BC Liberal Government in 2014 to approve Site C, which the West Moberly says infringed Treaty 8. West Moberly First Nations Chief Willson said, “We can’t disclose anything confidential from the discussions with BC, but I can assure you that there are dark days ahead for Site C. Watch the numbers climb and the dates slip. Wait for the excuses and the distractions”.- Advertisement -The Site C trial will determine whether constitutional rights under Treaty 8 to maintain a traditional way of life have been infringed. If the court sides against the BC Government, court orders could impose further delays or cancel the project in order to prevent the Peace River Valley from being flooded, shares the West Moberly First Nations. “Stopping this dam has always been the right thing to do. It would have taken some courage and some leadership, but it could have saved British Columbia billions of dollars and produced a clear example of reconciliation with First Nations. Instead, the Horgan Government hooked themselves up to Christy Clark’s boondoggle and are watching helplessly as it skids out of control,” said Chief Roland Willson.last_img read more

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India beat Malaysia in women’s hockey Asia Cup

first_imgIndia continued their winning form as they beat Malaysia 2-0 in their last Pool A match at the Women’s Asia Cup held at Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium here on Tuesday.Vandana Katariya (54th minute) and Gurjit Kaur (55th) scored for India’s third successive win in the pool stage.The win ensured a quarter-final berth as India head the points table with nine points.The first quarter saw both teams play cautiously. With Malaysia playing defensive hockey, India threaded patiently without making any unforced errors that would bring advantage to Malaysia.FT! India continue their dominant run in the 9th Women’s #AsiaCup2017 with a comfortable win over Malaysia on 31st Oct. #INDvMAS pic.twitter.com/Pv6olAABFU- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 31, 2017Having ended the first quarter in a stalemate, Malaysia put India on the back foot when they won the first penalty corner of the match in the initial minutes of the second quarter.However, an alert Rajani Etimarpu made a brilliant save. The next few minutes saw both teams trade penalty corners. While India earned one penalty corner, Malaysia were awarded two but they didn’t lead to goals.Both teams played out evenly in the third quarter too. Another penalty corner won by Malaysia was not capitalised by them, ending the third quarter too in a stalemate.India held their nerves to turn the match around in the fourth quarter as they came up with a strong finish. First, forward Vandana Katariya scored a sensational field goal in the 54th minute to give India a 1-0 lead.advertisementThe following minute saw dragflicker Gurjit Kaur convert a penalty corner taking India’s lead to 2-0 that put pressure on the Malaysian unit.Though Malaysia won a penalty corner at the start of the fourth quarter, their poor conversion dented their hopes.Though the Malaysians made desperate attempts to score in the dying minutes of the match, the Indian defence kept away the attackers.last_img read more

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US Open: Nick Kyrgios booed by crowd, cheered on by chair umpire

first_imgNick Kyrgios enjoyed a resurrection of sorts after coming back from being a set down to beat Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the second round of the US Open on Thursday.Kyrgios, who lost the first set, was trailing 0-3 in the second and was heading towards another one of his lacklusture displays and early exit from a grand slam.But, the Australian, who doesn’t listen to anyone, did well to take some advice from the chair umpire and come back strong to win the match 4-6 7-6 6-3 6-0 and set up a third round clash with Roger Federer.In a bizarre scene that caused an instant stir on social media, chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani got off his chair with Kyrgios down a set and trailing 3-0 in the second to give the Australian a pep talk.4-6, 7-6, 6-3, [email protected] rallies to defeat Herbert to book a spot in R3…He awaits the winner of Federer/Paire!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/gQWIkrTucDUS Open Tennis (@usopen) August 30, 2018For almost a minute the animated Lahyani gestured and pleaded with the stone-faced Kyrgios and the Swedish umpire could be heard telling him: ‘I’m trying to help you”.Kyrgios shrugged off the entire episode as nothing new but the sight of an umpire offering unsolicited advice was uncomfortable enough that the United States Tennis Association (USTA) decided to investigate the incident.”It’s happened in Shanghai. We all know I had that moment in Shanghai where the referee said the same thing – ‘It’s not good for the integrity of the sport, doesn’t have a good look’,” said Kyrgios. “It happens in other sports, too.”advertisementThe USTA later issued a statement saying there was no reason to take action against the umpire, explaining that Lahyani came down because of the noise level in the stadium and was simply concerned Kyrgios might have needed medical attention.He also informed Kyrgios that if his seeming lack of interest in the match continued, as the chair umpire he would need to take action.”The umpire in Shanghai didn’t cop any backlash,” said Kyrgios. “It happened to me in Cincinnati two weeks ago against (Juan Martin) Del Potro, the exact same thing happened. I wasn’t putting forth my best performance.”I did the same today. The umpire was like, ‘Nick, you can’t be doing this. It’s a bad look’. Same thing happened there.”Absurd scenes at the #USOpen. The UMPIRE got out of his chair and basically begged a struggling Nick Kyrgios to put in more effort in the match pic.twitter.com/WDMeyRDboySibongile Mafu (@sboshmafu) August 31, 2018However, a section of the crowd wasn’t as supportive as Lahyani as they were growing impatient with Kyrgios’ attitude and one asked him to get over with quick because Genie Bouchard was slated to play her match next.But, Kyrgios had none of it and had an apt response to the Bouchard jibe by saying that the “Well, you’ll never have her.”GREAT TALENTThe enigmatic Australian, viewed as one of the sport’s great talents who has yet to fulfil his potential, looked set to produce another lacklustre effort as he stayed cemented to the baseline, barely flinching as Herbert served for a 3-0 lead.It was then that Lahyani climbed down from his chair at the changeover and advised Kyrgios to show more interest.While the contest turned in Kyrgios’s favour after the chat the 30th seed said the talk had nothing to do with the outcome.”I’m not sure it was encouragement. He said he liked me,” Kyrgios, who next plays Roger Federer, said with a laugh. “He just said that it’s not a good look.”I know what I was doing out there wasn’t good. I wasn’t really listening to him (Lahyani). Didn’t help me at all.”After Federer beat Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-5 6-4 6-4 he was asked about the umpire’s action in the Kyrgios match.”It’s not the umpire’s role to go down from the chair. But I get what he was trying to do. He (Kyrgios) behaves the way he behaves. You as an umpire take a decision on the chair, do you like it or don’t you like it. But you don’t go and speak like that, in my opinion,” said the second-seeded Swiss.”I don’t know what he said. I don’t care what he said. It was not just about, ‘How are you feeling?’ ‘Oh, I’m not feeling so well. Go back up to the chair.’ He was there for too long.advertisement”It’s a conversation. Conversations can change your mindset. It can be a physio, a doctor, an umpire for that matter. That’s why it won’t happen again. I think everybody knows that.”last_img read more

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