Anandasangaree appealed to everybody in Sri Lanka not to make statements to hurt the feelings of the people who take a lot of risk and come all the way from various places to help Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) He told Sampanthan it is regrettable to note that with so much of experience he has in politics and also as the head of the team, he has failed in his duty to promote goodwill and friendship with India, which is now fast declining. “First of all you must realize that as our immediate neighbor, whenever we are in distress it is India that always rushed in first with our urgent needs such as medical teams, food etc. For example during the last Tsunami even before clearing the areas in their own country, the Indian teams rushed in here with urgent requirements that reached all parts of the country, irrespective of any ethnic, religious or regional differences. A new tradition has been established that in the event of a national disaster, India comes first to help us. Please don’t forget that after the end of the war, a lot of families received aids not only to build houses but also in a small way, individuals received some aid that enabled them to earn a living,” Anandasangaree said. Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) Secretary General V Anandasangaree has written to Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan, urging him to keep Federal Party members of the TNA under his strict control.“They can’t make statements as they like, to wound the feelings of not only a country but its people as well. I do not know whether you are aware of the immense damage caused to the friendship and goodwill of India, by the thoughtless acts and utterances, more by the Federal Party members of your alliance, than by the others who only share the blame by remaining silent, ignoring the conduct of such members. Perhaps they are helpless. Due to certain reasons, which I do not want to mention openly, there is conflict of interest between two countries in Sri Lanka that may explode one day to the detriment of both sides. It is our innocent people who will ultimately get badly affected. By our foolish utterances let us not provoke a situation for that to happen,” Anandasangaree said.
New Brunswick premier promises to deliver shale gas blueprint in this session FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Premier David Alward is promising to deliver a blueprint this fall that will lay out how his government plans to proceed with shale gas development, an issue that has triggered roars of protests for months.Alward made the commitment in his throne speech Thursday to kick off the fall legislative session, just as supporters and opponents of the shale gas industry rallied outside the provincial legislature.He said the oil and natural gas blueprint will ensure a regulatory system is in place that includes adequate monitoring and enforcement before the province allows the industry to grow.“Those are all things that we need to address to ensure that if we are able to develop natural gas in the future that we are going to have as big a benefit as we possibly can for New Brunswickers,” Alward told a news conference before Lt.-Gov. Graydon Nicholas delivered the speech.The possibility of shale gas development brings the promise of jobs and could be an economic boon at a time when the Progressive Conservative government grapples with a $10 billion debt, a $356 million deficit and an unemployment rate of 11.6 per cent — the province’s highest in nearly a decade.As the speech was delivered, outside a large crowd of people — both for and against shale gas development — marched on the front lawn of the legislature.“New Brunswickers have not given consent to moving forward with a shale gas industry,” said Mark Darcy.“More than 20,000 New Brunswickers signed a petition a year ago, and we’re still waiting for government to have public consultation before moving ahead with the industry.”But Lynn Farmakoulis said the province needs the shale gas industry if it is to get out of its financial mess.“I think it’s time we develop our resources and use them,” Farmakoulis said.“We have people who are working in oil and gas out west and I think we have a responsibility to look at this very seriously.”Following the speech, Liberal Leader Brian Gallant repeated his party’s call for a moratorium on shale gas development until more research is done to protect the environment.“New Brunswickers have a lot of questions that have yet to be answered and they are good questions,” Gallant said.“Developing our economy is a priority, but so is our drinking water.”Alward also used the throne speech to encourage NB Power to seek all avenues — including a possible lawsuit — in efforts to recoup the $1 billion in cost overruns for the refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear power plant.“If a lawsuit is something that makes sense, then that should be one of the options that is evaluated,” he said.The idea has been floated before by Alward and the previous Liberal government under Shawn Graham, but it has so far gone nowhere.Point Lepreau returned to commercial service on Friday, more than three years after the project was supposed to be complete.Alward also promised in the throne speech to strike a ministerial committee on jobs and the economy.NDP Leader Dominic Cardy was critical of that announcement, saying the cabinet should be setting the agenda for job creation, not creating a committee to do it.“It’s as though this government is a spectator at a NASCAR race rather than realizing it’s their job to be in the driver’s seat and take the province in a different direction,” Cardy said.Gallant also called on the government to stop consulting and start making decisions on job creation.“It’s great to talk about plans, committees and studies, but at the end of the day we have to start creating jobs for New Brunswickers,” he said.Alward said he also wants to introduce efforts aimed at boosting the number of people moving into New Brunswick, as well as increasing the value of commercial exports leaving the province.The throne speech made no mention of a catastrophic drug plan and the government’s plans to balance the books by 2014, both of which were key promises the Tories made during the 2010 election.Alward said his priority is dealing with the fiscal realities of today.“Right now, we are focused on the work we need to do with this fiscal year and then to be able to build a budget for next year,” he said.The government also said it will deliver a three-year capital budget during this session and a five-year health plan next year. It also promised to consider recommendations of a committee that reviewed the Official Languages Act and introduce legislation next year. by Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 27, 2012 4:56 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
← Previous Story TUS Lubbecke sign Slovenian goalie Matevž Skok Next Story → WCh 2013 TOP scorer Susann Muller to miss rest of EURO 2014 One of the fastest growing youth summer tournaments in Europe- Granollers Cup 2015 waiting for the teams all across the World in fantastic enviroment and in the cooliest atmosphere of one of the bastion of Spanish handball. City of the huge handball tradition 24 – 28 June, 2015. City – home of BM Granollers, one of the best Spanish handball team ever and certainly with one of the loudest and most emotional fans fans in ASOBAL, would like to host handball guests, teams, coaches and players and take them to another handball dimension.PROMOThe Balonmano Granollers handball Club, one of the most traditional clubs of this sport in Spain, will be organizing the 17th edition of this International handball Tournament for young handball players, the Granollers Cup. Our Club, with seventy years of history, has been participating always in the Spanish Highest Division, and three times champion in the European competition. A team full of players who grew within the teams of its own handball school.In 1992, the city of Granollers was chosen to be the official venue for the men and women Barcelona Olympic Games handball competition as a recognition of its handball tradition, promotion and hard work during so many years.Also in 2013 Granollers was one of the views of the World Championships Men’s that was played in Spain on January.Such important events represented a remarkable step in the history of the club and an extra motivation to keep up with the daily effort of promoting handball.The number of participants in the tournament increases every year getting up to 293 teams from 16 different countries and more than 3.833 players in the 2014 edition, 894 games was played with a total of 26.926 scored for all the participants.Teams from all the world have been playing in Granollers Cup, teams from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Korea, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Egypt, Faroe Islands, France, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Hungrier, Iceland, Italia Latonia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldavia, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Rumania, Scotland Serbia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Tunisia, Uruguay, Venezuela.Apply for Granollers Cup 2015 Granollers Cup 2015