Fifteen Aboriginal organizations reaffirm boycott of missing women inquiry

first_imgAPTN National NewsMissing Women Commission of Inquiry head Wally Oppal had invited all of the Aboriginal organizations currently boycotting the inquiry to return, saying their input was needed.But the groups have reaffirmed their boycott, with one representative calling the process “tainted and corrupt”, adding that they “don’t see how anything healthy and meaningful can come out of this inquiry at this time”.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has the details.last_img

Heres An Idea Falcons Throw To Julio Jones In The Red Zone

Julio Jones is unlike most other star receivers. He doesn’t scream at his quarterback or sulk or throw a tantrum when passes don’t come his way. He’s happy to share the wealth with his teammates. In short, he’s no diva.But if any NFL wide receiver has earned the right to complain on the sidelines, it’s Jones. The Falcons star hasn’t scored a touchdown this season — and in fact has underperformed his whole career when it comes to scoring. His touchdown rate has never come close to matching his outsized production everywhere else on the field. So maybe the Falcons — who have scored just 17 points in each of their past two games (both losses) heading into their Super Bowl rematch with the Patriots on Sunday — would actually benefit from Jones flipping a Gatorade cooler or two.Since 2014, Jones has been nothing short of unstoppable. He’s been the NFL’s most productive receiver when measured by yards per game, the second best in terms of receptions per game and the third best in yards per target.1Among all wide receivers and tight ends who have averaged at least 50 yards in at least 25 games since 2014. In those three-plus seasons, he’s averaging 104.8 yards but a ho-hum 0.4 touchdowns per game, which is roughly the same as less-heralded wideouts such as Allen Hurns, Emmanuel Sanders and Jordan Matthews. For an elite receiver, Jones is solidly middle-of-the-pack in touchdown production: Last Sunday, Atlanta lost to the Dolphins in the final minute when Ryan forced a pass in double coverage to second-year tight end Austin Hooper (36 career catches) instead of giving Jones a chance to make a play. The result was a game-ending interception at the Miami 6-yard line. While Jones said nothing, head coach Dan Quinn made it clear that he wasn’t pleased with bypassing his team’s best weapon.Atlanta’s strange unwillingness to use its best receiver has now spanned three offensive coordinators. When the current one, Steve Sarkisian, was handed the keys to the offense that in 2016 led the NFL in scoring, he saw one major area where the unit could improve.“Is there a way to get Julio more touches in the red zone and finding those matchups?” Sarkisian said at the time.The answer, apparently, is “no.”Check out our latest NFL predictions. The 51 receivers on the chart above average a scoring strike every 157.1 yards. Jones averages a TD for every 262 yards he accumulates, which is the third most extreme discrepancy in the sample.2Only Vincent Jackson and Willie Snead have Jones beat here, with 343.6 and 270 yards per touchdown respectively. The Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant, meanwhile, leads all receivers in fewest yards per touchdown, 92.7, but that’s probably no accident: Bryant has long made it clear that he expects a big portion of the touchdown glory — or someone, possibly everyone, is going to hear about it.Jones’s scoring woes almost defy explanation. Receivers who thirst for touchdowns are generally undersized players who do their damage between the 20s. But Jones is one of the game’s largest targets at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds. He’s also one of the position’s best athletes, crushing his scouting combine in speed, jumping ability and agility. It’s tough to imagine a better receiver his size on the NFL boundaries when it comes to getting both feet down inbounds and defying gravity in the process. If an NFL quarterback were to design a perfect red-zone weapon in a lab, he would look a lot like Jones.Incredibly, Jones’s lack of scoring seems to be by design. His percentage of QB Matt Ryan’s targets drops steadily the closer Atlanta gets to the goal line: from 32.8 percent of passes when the Falcons are at least 80 yards from the end zone to just a little more than half that — 16.7 percent — when they’re in the red zone. read more

CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Exclusively on Flow TV

first_img Related Items:concacaf, flow tv Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, October 21, 2015: Flow TV scores again as the network has signed an exclusive deal to bring live coverage of the CONCACAF 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying matches to viewers across the Caribbean.Round 4 kicks off on November 13, running through September, 2016 and includes more than 40 crucial matches featuring some of the region’s most high profile teams, including Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, St Vincent, US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Haiti, and Panama.“We are thrilled to air these very crucial World Cup qualifying matches,” said John Reid, President of C&W’s Consumer Group, which operates both the Flow and LIME brands. “This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to bring exciting content to the region and follows our recent announcement that Flow and BTC will be the home of Premier League football across the Caribbean from August 2016 through to 2019,” he added.The CONCACAF matches are expected to generate a lot of football excitement, as winners of the qualifiers move on to the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. As part of the partnership, Flow will also broadcast Round 5 beginning in November 2016, until three teams prevail and move on to the World Cup Finals. The fourth place team from CONCACAF plays the CONEMBOL fourth place team for the final spot in the 2018 World Cup. This too will be aired on Flow TV.Round 4 November 2015 Match Schedule:Group BNov 13 – Jamaica (home) vs PanamaNov 17 – Haiti (home) vs JamaicaGroup CNov 13 – Guatemala (home) vs Trinidad & TobagoNov 17 – Trinidad & Tobago (home) vs USANov 17 – St. Vincent (home) vs Guatemala, (Game not available in St. Vincent)Flow TV will carry all CONCACAF matches exclusively, except the USA and Mexico home games, which are not included in the Broadcast Agreement. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cayman Islands Football official arrested for money laundering Recommended for youlast_img read more

Petrol and diesel should be slashed by Rs 10 at least CM

first_imgDarjeeling: The Centre on Thursday announced a Rs 2.50 per litre cut in petrol and diesel prices by reducing excise duty and asking PSU oil firms to take a hit of Rs 9,000 crore, a step that was matched by BJP-ruled states by slashing VAT to double the reduction in retail rates.The price cuts would be effective from Thursday midnight.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while dubbing the Centre’s move an ‘eyewash’, strongly turned down Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s appeal to the states to match the Centre’s Rs 2.50 reduction of fuel prices by reducing VAT. She insisted that the Centre should first roll back the Rs 10 cess they had imposed on fuel prices recently. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”Even before you told us we had reduced the fuel prices on our own. What about the Rs 10 cess that has been imposed? First roll back that amount immediately, and then we will talk. You can control BJP-run states but not us. You don’t even give money to non-BJP states,” Banerjee said in Siliguri on Thursday.The Chief Minister questioned why fuel prices were skyrocketing despite the price of oil decreasing in the international market. “The price of essential commodities is increasing because of this. The rupee is being devalued. The price of LPG has increased manifold as well. The economy is in shambles,” thundered Banerjee. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Chief Minister is on a two-day visit to North Bengal. On Thursday she attended the “Milan Samaroho” of the Paschim Bangal Hindi Bhasi Parishad in Siliguri, followed by an award ceremony of the Siliguri Journalists Club.Addressing the gathering of Hindi speaking people at Uttar Banga Marwari Bhawan on Sevok Road, Siliguri, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made it clear that she had not come to ask for votes. Without naming any political outfit, the Chief Minister stated that everyone is aware of the party that fomented trouble in Darjeeling. “Your business suffered owing to the trouble in Darjeeling. You have to remember that if there is peace then only there can be prosperity,” stated Banerjee. The Chief Minister added that all communities are safe in Bengal and coexist harmoniously. “Bengal does not indulge in divisive politics. You all know that. You stay here because you are safe and your families and businesses are secure in Bengal,” she added.Later while attending the Siliguri Journalists Club event at the Uttarkanya Auditorium, the Chief Minister gave a clarion call for journalists to unite. “You all have to unite for your security, job security and security of your families,” Banerjee said.last_img read more

See Adele in Australia courtesy of Visit Oakland

first_img Thursday, January 19, 2017 See Adele in Australia, courtesy of Visit Oakland TORONTO — Visit Oakland is giving away a massive prize of two roundtrip airfares to Melbourne, Australia with three nights accommodation and two tickets to see Adele in concert on March 18.Agents will be receiving an Inspiration Guide with a set of crayons and a colouring-in poster that will come poly-bagged in the January 19, 2017 issue of Travelweek. Visit Oakland is asking agents to share their coloured-in poster on Instagram and tag @visitoakland and use the hashtag #OaklandLoveIt.If you missed the poster, you can download it here. To enter the contest, go to visitoakland.com/travel-trade/color-canada. Share Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Tags: Contests << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Everything agents have to deal with in one hilarious video

first_imgLife of a travel agent! ? ?Posted by Christian Hull on Monday, April 24, 2017 Posted by SYDNEY — Only a fellow travel agent will understand the many hardships of the job. From crazy customer complaints to over-the-top demands to putting together a complicated itinerary only for the customer to end up booking online themselves, being a travel agent in this day and age is no walk in the park.But when the going gets tough, the tough gets going, which according to online personality Christian Hull is best done through a mock video that highlights all the crazy issues agents face on a daily basis. Sporting a wig and posing as a fictitious travel agent, Hull hilariously depicts several scenarios between agents and customers that often leave the former feeling frustrated, slighted or downright confused.And with Travel Agent Day in Canada coming up on May 3, the video is a delightful reminder of just how hard agents work every single day. We salute you!Watch the video here: << Previous PostNext Post >> Everything agents have to deal with in one hilarious videocenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: LOL, Video Friday, April 28, 2017 last_img read more