Ontarios Doug Ford approval rating still sinking Quebec Premier most popular leader

first_img“Because of extremely small sample sizes, approval ratings cannot be provided for Prince Edward Island, Nunavut and both the Yukon and Northwest Territories,” the firm said.The survey was conducted among 5,273 randomly selected Canadian adults who are members of MARU/Blue’s online panel between Sept. 5 – 11, 2019. The poll is accurate to within plus or minus 1.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s approval rating continues to slide while Quebec Premier Francois Legault remains the most popular provincial leader among those surveyed, a new poll released Thursday said.The DARTMaru BluePoll is conducted every quarter to gauge Canadians’ approval or disapproval of their provincial leaders.The polling firm said about 5,273 randomly selected Canadian adults were asked if they approve or disapprove of the performance of their premier.Quebec Premier Francois Legault: unchanged at 59 per centSaskatchewan Premier Scott Moe: 58 per cent, down 2 per centAlberta Premier Jason Kenney: unchanged at 55 per centBritish Columbia Premier John Horgan: 47 per cent, up 3 per centNew Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs: 43 per cent, down 2 per centManitoba Premier Brian Pallister: 40 per cent, up 3 per centNewfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball: 40 per cent, up 9 per centOntario Premier Doug Ford: 26 per cent, down 3 per centNova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil: 19 per cent, up 5 per centlast_img read more

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Health care insurers approved for 2019

first_imgClark county – Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has approved 11 insurers to sell 74 plans in the state’s 2019 individual health insurance market, according to a news release.Health care insurers requested a 19.44 percent average increase, but Kreidler’s office decided that 13.57 percent was justified. All 39 counties in the state will have at least one Washington Health Benefit Exchange insurer.Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, Lifewise Health Plan of Washington, Molina Healthcare of Washington and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon were approved for Clark County.Kaiser is available in outside and Exchange individual markets. Regence is for the outside individual market; Molina and Lifewise are on the Exchange individual market.For more information, visit the Office of the Insurance Commissioner website at www.insurance.wa.gov.last_img read more

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San Diego Unified school police arrest man suspected of sexual battery against

San Diego Unified school police arrest man suspected of sexual battery against

first_img June 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Unified School District School Police Department arrested an individual Friday afternoon in connection with an incident involving a student at Bell Middle School.A female student told school officials a man chased her as she walked to school Friday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m.The student told school police that a man grabbed her and exposed himself before she was able to break free and make it to campus. School officials immediately contacted School Police.While investigating the case, School Police located the suspect at a nearby fast-food restaurant, taking him into custody without incident around 12:50 p.m.The 26-year-old male suspect is being booked into county jail on charges of sexual battery, indecent exposure, false imprisonment and annoying or molesting a child.“This arrest is the result of the outstanding police work by Chief Mike Marquez and the entire School Police force. We are grateful for their quick action and commitment to keeping our students safe,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 1, 2018 San Diego Unified school police arrest man suspected of sexual battery against student at Bell Middle School Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Tata Zest Spotted on Test Launch Soon

first_imgTata Motors’s upcoming sedan Zest has been spied testing in India again, suggesting the imminent launch of the car.Tata Zest, a car which was first showcased at the country’s biggest automobile extravaganza, Delhi Auto Expo in February is expected to make its domestic auto market entry in near future. The car has made numerous appearances on the cyber space through spied images and reports, now the Motoroids has posted the spied images of the car which was seen testing in Pune.Zest, the first sedan in India with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), will be offered in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol version of the Zest will be powered by a 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged Revotron engine under the hood, which can churn out a power of 85 PS at 5000 RPM and a peak torque of 140Nm 1750-3000 RPM.The diesel model will come with a 1.3 litre Quadrajet motor, which can generate 90 PS power at 4000 RPM and 200Nm torque at 1750-3000 RPM. The car is expected to come with features like new front grille, projector headlamps, steering wheel and dash board.The auto lovers are also expecting the launch of Tata’s premium hatchback Bolt in the country. Bolt will also pack the same 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged Revotron engine and the 1.3 litre diesel engine, and will churn out the same power and torque. Bolt was spied testing in India recently. It is speculated to come with a new audio system that features MapMyIndia GPS, touchscreen and voice commands, center console, infotainment system, electric power steering in place of the Vista’s hydraulic unit, projector headlamps and LED tail lamps.Even though Tata is still silent on the launch date and the availability of the Zest and Bolt in the subcontinent market, the company’s exclusive websites for both the cars are live from Monday (24 March).last_img read more

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RBI changes eligibility criteria for Gold Monetisation Scheme deposits

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has amended the gold monetisation scheme regulations relating to the eligibility criteria for making deposits. A notification says the Gold Monetisation Scheme 2015 (GMS) has been amended immediate effect.”Persons eligible to make a deposit – resident Indians (individuals, HUFs, proprietorship and partnership firms, trusts including mutual funds/exchange-traded funds registered under the Sebi (mutual fund) regulations, companies, charitable institutions, the central government, state governments or any other entity owned by the central government or state governments) can make a deposits under the scheme,” according to the notification.The amended regulations allow joint deposits by two or more eligible depositors under the gold monetisation scheme. The deposit in such cases shall be credited to the joint deposit account in the name of the depositors.”The existing rules regarding the joint operation of bank deposit accounts including nominations will be applicable to these gold deposits,” the notification said.This is the second set of amendments to the gold monetisation scheme regulations. The RBI tweaked regulations in June last year to make it more lucrative.”The short term deposits shall be treated as banks’ on-balance sheet liability. According to the amendments made then, these deposits can be made with the designated banks for a short period of 1-3 years (with a facility of rollover). The deposits can also be allowed for broken periods like one year and three months and two years and four months five days,” the RBI notification then said.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced the Gold Monetisation Scheme in the 2014-15 financial year to provide flexibility like a savings account. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then clarified that the scheme allowed people, who usually keep gold without much security at home or store in bank lockers by paying a maintenance fee, to make use of the real value of the yellow metal without losing it. The depositors earn interest under the Gold Monetisation Scheme as the price of the precious metal goes up.The government declared while launching the scheme that its objective is to simultaneously safeguard the gold held in Indian households as well as put their investments into productive use. The government economists also had a larger objective to cut down the country’s gold imports by limiting the domestic demand.India is second only to China in importing gold as people see gold not just as an instrument for storing wealth. Indians have cultural reasons for buying and keeping gold which they see as an auspicious factor that brings prosperity.last_img read more

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Art in schools get a pat on the back

Art in schools get a pat on the back

first_imgIf anyone thought that the talented artists could only be found in the art galleries – they could not be more wrong! The schools across the Capital are churning out brilliant artworks by not only students – but teachers as well.Here’s another feather in the cap for Chiranjiv Bharati School (Palam Vihar). Biplav Rej of Chiranjiv Bharati School-Palam Vihar (Art Department) was felicitated and awarded the prestigious Delhi State Award for his Scratch paintings in a glittering function on 19 September.Celebrating the works of the artist were a host of dignitaries and chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit. The award was presented to him by Dikshit at Delhi Sachivalaya Auditorium. Rej received a shawl, certificate and a cheque for Rs.25000. The function was well attended by other artists as well.last_img read more

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Kabuliwala comes calling

Kabuliwala comes calling

first_imgNobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s timeless story Kabuliwala resonates perfectly with the Afghan community living in India. And capturing these connections is an ongoing photo exhibition in the capital that traces the life of Afghans living in Kolkata.Documenting the lives of around 5,000 Afghan families living in Kolkata in the exhibition From Kabul to Kolkata: Of Belonging, Memories and Identity two journalists embarked on a three-year journey to tell the story of a century of social transformation within the community.  It opened Saturday at Siddhartha Hall and is on till April 13. Moska Najib and Nazes Afroz have captured the stories of this secluded and little-known settlement in the present time through photographs. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Being away from my homeland, I have been always drawn to the themes of identity and new belonging. This inspired me to photograph one of the oldest settled Afghan communities in India in modern times,” said Najib, an Afghan who has lived in India for most of her life. Najib hopes that the photographs on display will allow viewers to experience the problems of preserving an identity and rebuilding a home in a new space. “I wanted to explore how the community has held onto its culture and identity through the 100 years. And by understanding their ways of connection, I, too, wanted to connect with my own country – Afghanistan,” she added. Until a few decades ago, real Kabuliwalas were a common sight on the streets of Kolkata, as in most cities of north and central India; today stereotypes and standard attributes have formed an ambiguous image of these people. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Kolkata had amazing diversity and it had made me what I am today. But for the last few decades I felt that this diversity was fading fast, which was disturbing me. So by doing this project, I had an opportunity to capture at least one slice of the diversity of this city and in a way it is a tribute,” Afroz, a journalist from Kolkata said. The series will connect viewers to the themes of human bonding and touch on the issues of loss of identity and a new sense of belonging.last_img read more

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State issues notice to Kolkata Metro for inadequate fire safety measures

State issues notice to Kolkata Metro for inadequate fire safety measures

first_imgKolkata: A day after at least 40 passengers were injured in a Kolkata metro fire, West Bengal Fire Services department on Friday issued a notice to the metro authority for lack of fire safety measures, a senior official of the state fire department said. “We have issued a notice to the Kolkata Metro authority as per Section 35 of the West Bengal Fire services Act, 1950, as the fire safety measures in the rake and metro premises were found inadequate after inspection,” said (DG) of West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services Jag Mohan. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The Act says in case of any deviation, contravention from the required fire prevention and fire safety measures in a premises used by public, the owner or occupier of the building needs to address the issues as directed by the fire department within specified time. At least 40 people were injured after an air-conditioned rake of a metro train in Kolkata caught fire on Thursday evening disrupting metro services partially for four hours. Five passengers were admitted to city’s SSKM Hospital with respiratory problems while another person suffered a fracture in his leg while trying to force his way out of a window in the rake. The Kolkata Metro has formed a three-member investigation committee and asked it to submit a detailed report within 10 days, a metro official said.last_img read more

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