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first_imgDottin set for Heat return ADELAIDE, Australia (CMC): Barbados and West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin is set to make a dramatic return for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League this weekend, three weeks after undergoing face surgery. The 25-year-old suffered multiple fractures to her cheekbones following an on-field collision with teammate Laura Harris, while attempting to field a delivery during a game against Melbourne Stars at Allan Border Field on December 27. Dottin had titanium plates inserted during surgery to rectify the injury. The live-wire Dottin has resumed training with the Heat and has been cleared to suit up for the weekend double-header against Adelaide Strikers – today and tomorrow – at the Gabba in Brisbane. Ramgeet shines with triple PHOENIX, Arizona (CMC): Veteran Jamaican rider Andrew Ramgeet rode a handsome triple to keep tabs on leader Scott Stevens at Turf Paradise here Wednesday. Riding on the eight-race card at the southwestern United States racetrack, Ramgeet won race five with 3-1 chance Aparri, race seven with 4-1 bet Make Money Honey before wrapping up his haul in the day’s final race aboard 6-1 choice Mysterious Man. Seeking to narrow Stevens’ lead, Ramgeet opened his account over six furlongs when he steered six-year-old chestnut mare Aparri to victory by 31/2 lengths over the four-year-old and upward fillies and mares. His second win came over a mile when he partnered with six-year-old bay mare Make Money Honey to trounce the four-year-old and upward fillies and mares by 33/4 lengths. Algeria self-destruct at African Cup LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP): Title contender Algeria self-destructed at the African Cup of Nations, giving away an own goal and paying for some even worse defending in losing to North African rivals Tunisia 2-1 yesterday. Ramy Bensebaini gave away the own goal by deflecting Youssef Msakni’s cross into his own net in the 49th minute in Franceville. Faouzi Ghoulam helped Tunisia double their lead with his woeful defending as he tried to head the ball back to his goalkeeper from way out. Ghoulam then fouled Wahbi Khazri, who swooped on the ball, to give away a penalty. Naim Sliti made it 2-0 from the spot in the 66th. It left Algeria, who got one back in injury time from Sofiane Hanni, sinking in Group B with just one point from two games.last_img read more

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GIRLFRIEND GIVES HER BELOVED THE PERFECT PROM PRESENT – A FERRARI!

first_imgMichaela presents Jason with his new Ferrari – well for a night at least!There was a time when you’d be lucky if your dad gave you a lift to your prom!But Jason Flood from Manorcunningham needn’t have worried about that.Because Jason now officially has the coolest girlfriend on the planet after Michaela Duddy arranged for him to travel to the Deele College prom in a Ferrari! Michaela, from St Johnston, arranged to get a loan of the €226,000 fire-red Ferrari from a family friend.And to say that car-mad Jason was speechless is a bit of an understatement.The young couple, who are both 16, have been dating for more than a year now.Jason, who attends St Eunans College in Letterkenny, looked ultra-cool behind the wheel of one of the world’s most amazing cars. But it also helped that he had a stunning-looking young lady on his arm.Some guys have all the luck! GIRLFRIEND GIVES HER BELOVED THE PERFECT PROM PRESENT – A FERRARI! was last modified: October 12th, 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:deele collegedonegalFerrariJason FloodMichaela DuddyPromRaphoelast_img read more

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BURGLARY RATES DOWN HOWEVER HOMEOWNERS URGED TO KEEP GUARD UP

first_imgBurglary rates are down in Donegal, new figures show.Burglary and related offences are down all over Ireland according to the latest CSO report. According to the first quarterly national household survey for Quarter 1 2016, the report shows a steady decline in household burglary with up to 50% in some areas. In the Donegal Garda Division there were 55 recorded burglary offences, down from 80 during the same period 12 months previous.“These findings correlate to our own PhoneWatch report which also showed a fall in attempted incidents for the same period”, said Eoin Dunne, managing director of PhoneWatch.“We always celebrate news like this. It’s very heartening to see levels of crime on the decline and traditionally the first quarter of the year does see some reduction in attempted incidents. There is no doubt that homeowners are becoming more security conscious and this is helping reduce burglaries. We’ve seen significant demand for our monitored home security system and there is no doubt that a home with a monitored alarm offers protection and peace of mind from burglaries.”However Eoin Dunne did add: “The summer is often a busy time for criminals as they know people are away on holidays and houses are therefore easier targets. With this in mind we recommend taking adequate security measures before you leave your house for lengthy periods of time. Homeowners need to stay alert when it comes to home security. Thieves are opportunists who will take advantage of lax security in a home.” The CSO’s Recorded Crime Quarter 1 2016 survey showed there were 23,377 recorded Burglary and related offences in the year ending Q1 2016, a fall of 5,265 (-18.4%) when compared with the previous 12 months.This was mostly accounted for by an 18.4% decrease in recorded Burglary offences. The number of Aggravated Burglary offences and Possession of an article (with intent to burgle, steal, demand) also decreased.Phonewatch also recorded a reduction in the number of incidents reported at its Alarm Receiving Centre, the hub where all PhoneWatch alarm activations are immediately responded to and acted upon. Phonewatch logged 111 break ins in Q1 2016, down from 148 in Q4 2015.According to PhoneWatch Irish homeowners are still making it easy for burglars by not taking simple precautions. A recent survey of 1000 homeowners conducted by iReach on behalf of PhoneWatch showed that:41% have left windows open when leaving the house38% have left keys hidden in their gardens25% have left doors unlocked BURGLARY RATES DOWN HOWEVER HOMEOWNERS URGED TO KEEP GUARD UP was last modified: July 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:burglarycrimeCSOdonegallast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: CIARAN MCGONAGLE CONTINUES IMPRESSIVE FORM WITH WIN AT MILFORD 10K

first_imgRosses ACCiaran McGonagle continued his good form with an impressive 33:49 to win the Milford 10k last Saturday closely followed by Noel Diver in 6th place with a time of 36:10 and Kevin McGee 7th in 36:22.Well done to Packie McDevitt and Sadie McDevitt who completed the Belfast Half Marathon last weekend.Cross country training continues in Magheragallon, Maghery and in Mullaghderg every Monday at 6 pm. This is open to everybody from 7 years upwards so come along and get involved. Sportshall Athletics – Monday 12 October: Sportshall Athletics starts in Ionad Spóirt na Rosann gym in Dungloe at 7 pm.With the Dublin Marathon not far away at this point, the marathon training group continue their focus and training towards this. Sessions are still happening in the estate on a Wednesday evening at 7pm with long runs at the weekend.An Assistant Club Coaching Course will take place in Donegal Town on Saturday 26th September. A Level One Coaching Course will take place at a Donegal venue- 9/10 October& 30/31 October. Anybody interested please contact Ita Gallagher or Elise Gillespie, Rosses AC Secretary.On Friday 25th September there was be Schools Cross Country in Carrickfinn at 11am. Under 9 (born 2007/2008) – 600m, Under 11 (born 2005/2006) – 800m and Under 13 (born 2003/2004) – 1000m. A new category this year will be a race for Secondary Schools First Years.Some Upcoming fixtures: Sunday 4th October, Carndonagh, Donegal Juvenile Even Ages (u10-u18) & Masters Cross Country. 11th October, FV Center, Donegal Juvenile Uneven Ages (u11 – u19) & Novice Cross Country. 15th October, Lifford, Donegal Primary Schools Cross CountryPaul McGee continues to coordinate and lead the training groups and anybody looking to be part of this group is very welcome – contact Paul McGee on 0879256528. Training in the estate is Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Any information for notes please email Michael.logue@pramerica.ie or text on 0866003527.ATHLETICS: CIARAN MCGONAGLE CONTINUES IMPRESSIVE FORM WITH WIN AT MILFORD 10K was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sportlast_img read more

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‘I loved it… he cares’ – Premier League boss defends Mourinho on talkSPORT

first_imgNeil Warnock has defended Jose Mourinho over his wild celebration of Manchester United’s winning goal in the Champions League against Young Boys.The Red Devils put in another lacklustre performance at Old Trafford on Tuesday night but managed to book their place in the last 16 with a 1-0 win over the Swiss club. Worst cover of London Calling ever. pic.twitter.com/CA1VXln6g8— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) November 27, 2018 Mourinho answered his critics after the match by sending a message to his ‘lovers’ and highlighted his brilliant record in Europe.The ‘Special One’ faced a backlash for that, too, with many claiming he was making Man United’s victory about him rather than the team.But Warnock added: “If you had that many wins, you would talk about it.“I wish I could talk about all the wins he’s got!”Listen back to Neil Warnock on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! Mourinho made no secret of his frustration on the touchline against Young Boys 3 Manchester United legends Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes were among those who criticised Mourinho’s animated behaviour throughout the match, while fellow TV pundit Gary Lineker blasted the boss for his fuming reaction to an early miss from Marcus Rashford.But Warnock had Jose’s back there, too.“I would have put my head in my hands,” he said.“I remember Adel Taarabt chipping a penalty and I put my head in my hands, I shook my head to the fans – you just do that, it’s automatic.“You think, ‘why didn’t he play it hard and low’, and all that. We all have that moment.“The thing is all the cameras are on you now, so everything you do is magnified.” 3center_img 3 Mourinho lost it when United scored a late winner against Young Boys Neil Warnock has defended Jose Mourinho’s recent touchline antics But Marouane Fellaini’s injury-time winner wasn’t the only highlight of an otherwise drab match, as Mourinho’s celebration stole the headlines.The boss went crazy, picking up a full water bottle carrier from the side of the pitch and smashing it on the floor, in scenes which sparked a meme frenzy online. “BAH GAWD!” pic.twitter.com/Wu5RO3qAnI— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) November 27, 2018But while the internet loved it, a host of pundits and former players did not, with Mourinho facing a heap of criticism for his over-the-top reaction.But Warnock says there’s nothing wrong with showing a bit of passion on the touchline.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Cardiff manager – who turns 70 on Saturday – said: “Oh I loved it, me, I thought it were brilliant.“He was just showing passion and that he cares.LISTEN: Jose Mourinho showing signs of ‘over-arousal’, says leading sports psychotherapist“Listen, I’ve been a pundit I’ve been in the studio and you say what you want to say.“But let me tell you, it’s so different when you’re on that touchline and you’ve got to make the decisions.“It’s so easy to criticise and get on managers’ backs.”last_img read more

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IT’S A WALK IN THE PARK FOR BRENDAN AS HE SETS NEW PERSONAL RECORD

first_imgLETTERKENNY AC’s Brendan Boyce set a new personal best for the 50k today – setting him for Olympic selection.The Milford man has already made the qualifying time for the 50km walk when he finished in 3.57.58 in Naumburg last September.But today in Slovakia he even beat that and set a new personal best of 3.57.33 – knocking 25 seconds off his last top finish. Rival Irish athletes for the Olympic spot suffered in the heat with amie Costin (West Waterford AC), who has returned to competition following a recent rib injury was on track for the Olympic qualification standard at the 25km mark but with temperatures soaring he dropped out at the 32km mark.While there was heartache again for Colin Griffin (Ballinamore AC), he was also on track for qualification but he was disqualified at the 42k mark.There’s a lovely feature on Brendan in today’s Yorkshire Evening Post.You can read that here: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/race-walking-boyce-walking-tall-in-olympic-quest-1-4380512  IT’S A WALK IN THE PARK FOR BRENDAN AS HE SETS NEW PERSONAL RECORD was last modified: March 24th, 2012 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:Brendan BoyceIT’S A WALK IN THE PARK FOR BRENDAN AS HE SETS NEW PERSONAL RECORDLondon Olympicswalkerlast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Ep. 121| Farm Science Review: New Hats and Soiled Underpants

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In this special “Farm Science Review wrap up” episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast the crew is back together to talk about their week at Farm Science Review. Matt is excited about the new podcast contraption, and uses it to talk about farm stress and mental health, renewable fuels, and soiled underpants. Bart catches up with some folks with agronomy, and several jokes are made about Matt’s new hat.last_img

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Atlanta Trade Mission to Visit Montego Bay in October

first_imgA trade delegation from Atlanta is to visit Montego Bay in October, as part of efforts to deepen the trading relationship between the sister cities.The team, to be led by Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reid, will comprise 12 top business executives from the capital of the American state of Georgia.Mayor Reid gave the commitment for the visit during talks with the Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris on Tuesday, May 21, at Atlanta City Hall, downtown Atlanta.Mayor Harris was leading a six-person delegation to the city comprising members of the Montego Bay Parish Council, the Atlanta/Montego Bay Sister-Cities Committee, and the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.“I believe that a trade mission from Atlanta to the city of Montego Bay will be beneficial to both cities. I think the economic potential that are available in Montego Bay and Atlanta and by extension, Jamaica, is just extraordinary,” Mayor Reid said.He pointed out that the Atlanta trade delegation will be looking at various investment opportunities in Montego Bay in the areas of manufacturing, information technology, tourism, real estate, among others.Mayor Reid stated that the trade mission will coincide with the 20th Atlanta/Montego Bay Sister-Cities Health Mission in October, at which time, he will have an opportunity to see the work that is being done by the medical team.He promised to provide more support for the health mission, which has benefitted more than 50,000 Jamaicans in western parishes over its 19-year history.The Atlanta Mayor also commended the Government of Jamaica for the upgrading of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, which is now a world class facility and said the city is willing to offer technical assistance for further improvements.Mayor Harris, in welcoming the Atlanta trade mission, said it will help to strengthen the 30-year sister cities relationship between Atlanta and Montego Bay.He requested support from his counterpart in promoting and marketing the Montego Bay Convention Centre, as well as the Catherine Hall Sports Complex, and the Trelawny Stadium in Falmouth, Trelawny.Both Mayors held discussions on a wide range of topics, including tourism, cultural and educational exchanges, strengthening the relationship of both cities, the training of firefighting personnel, improving service delivery, and solid waste management.The Montego Bay team arrived in Atlanta on Saturday, May 18, for a four-day visit at the invitation of Mayor Reid.They attended a joint sister-cities meeting, where they met with representatives of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, members of the Atlanta City Council and held discussions with the representatives of the Atlanta Solid Waste Department and representatives of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.Atlanta’s Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran Harris, during a meeting, committed to offering specialised training in various areas of fire and rescue, in addition to establishing an exchange programme where firefighters could travel to either city for technical experience.The delegation included Secretary/Manager, St. James Parish Council, Gerald Lee; Chairman of the Civic and Community Affairs Committee, Councillor Suzette Brown; Chairman of the Atlanta/Montego Bay Sister-Cities Committee, Fred Smith; Andre Dixon and Mary Chambers from the Atlanta/Montego Bay Sister-Cities Committee; and, Personal Assistant to Mayor Harris, Cheryl Royal.Contact: Derrick A. Scottlast_img read more

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CARICOM Skills Certificate Widening Access to Employment Opportunities

first_imgSkilled Jamaicans and other qualified Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals are broadening their access to employment opportunities within the region through the free movement regime.With the acquisition of a Certificate of Recognition of CARICOM Skills Qualification, which is a provision under the CARICOM (Free Movement of Skilled Persons) Act, qualified persons are able to move and work freely in another territory without the need for a work permit or permit of stay.The Act was promulgated in July 1997 in furtherance of the provisions of the 1989 Grand Anse Declaration that underpins the advancement of the Caribbean regional integration process through the creation of a CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).Since then, Jamaica has adopted legislation that provides for the movement of skilled nationals in the 10 approved categories across the region.These are university graduates, artistes, musicians, sportspersons, media workers, registered nurses with diplomas or degrees, teachers with diplomas, artisans with at least level 2 CARICOM Vocational Qualification (CVQ), holders of associate degrees, and household domestics with a CVQ level 2. The National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is also accepted in Jamaica.Secretary-General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, tells JIS News that while there have been challenges, he is of the view that a workable regime has been designed for the movement of skilled nationals.He notes that since the regime came into effect two decades ago, 16,000 Caribbean nationals have been issued with CARICOM skills certificates.These include 3,865 that originated locally, according to Director of the Work Permit Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), Lisa-Ann Grant.Ms. Grant notes that of those issued in Jamaica, 3,073 were to locals to work in other territories.Since the start of the year, 60 Jamaicans and 18 CARICOM nationals have been provided with skills certificates in Jamaica.Ms. Grant says she is proud of the work that has been done to facilitate nationals gaining employment across the region, particularly university graduates.“(As) a graduate from the university, traditionally, 20 years ago, I could only seek a job in Jamaica. Now we have a region that is no longer seeing me as Jamaican, but seeing me as CARICOM, so I can apply in a bigger space for employment,” she says.She notes, as well, that since the category of household domestics was added in 2010, it has allowed more nationals to move as there is a demand for that skill in some member states.In addition, Ms. Grant informs that persons are moving within the Sandals hotel chain throughout the region. “That’s the good thing; you’re now able to get experiences outside – a different world view,” she says.Ms. Grant points out that persons can obtain a CARICOM skills certificate without a job offer. “The skills certificate is a recognition of your skills. So, I may have a skills certificate but I may not choose to use it to move. It doesn’t change the fact that I have been so recognised as skilled,” she explains.“It’s a recognition of your skills, so it doesn’t expire. You can choose to update your skills certificate, because a unique identifier on the certificate is your passport number and for most, if not all jurisdictions, that will expire after 10 years, so you may choose to update your skills certificate with your new passport number… (or) to amend (the information) because you have a higher level of skills,” she points out.Ms. Grant further notes that once nationals have the requisite qualifications, they can apply for the skills certificate in any member state.“You are skilled, so you can be recognised in any member state. So as a Jamaican, I can apply for my skills certificate in Trinidad, Barbados, St. Lucia, Belize, in Suriname,” she points out.Explaining the process of obtaining the CARICOM skills certificate, Ms. Grant informs that nationals will first need to contact the Ministry’s 1F North Street location and indicate their intention to apply.Once the Ministry determines that such a person is eligible, he or she will be sent an application form by email, which is to be completed and returned to the Ministry along with specified documents. These are:• A certified copy of the applicant’s birth certificate.• A copy of the biodata page on the applicant’s passport, which should be signed by a Justice of the Peace.• A police report from the country in which the applicant has resided for the last three years.• Three certified passport-sized photographs.• Documents indicating a name change (marriage certificate or deed poll documents), if applicable.• A certified copy of university degree, associate degree, diploma, professional qualifications.• For employed or self-employed persons, a cover letter detailing the purpose for application.Once the certificate is issued by the competent authority, CARICOM nationals are granted a stay of six months, and during that period, they are required to submit their skills certificate to the competent authority of the host country for acceptance.“The competent authority may verify the validity of the certificate and the documentation on which it has been issued. During the period of consideration by the competent authority, the CARICOM national can work,” Ms Grant notes.For the island of Jamaica, she informs that the verification process involves persons taking in a certified copy of the skills certificate, a certified copy of the biodata page of their passport, three passport-sized pictures, and completing a simple information-gathering form at the MLSS office.“Once that is done, I will contact the member state. Once it is verified, then we will give you a letter to take to the immigration department where you will be given an unconditional stamp,” she explains.Ms. Grant stresses that legitimate, bonafide certificates can only be issued by the competent authority.For Jamaica, this is the Ministry’s 1F North Street location only.For more information, please contact: Ministry of Labour and Social Security 1F North Street Kingston. Phone: (876) 922-9500-14; Email: prunit@mlss.gov.jmWebsite: mlss.gov.jm.Full implementation of the CSME, including free movement of skills, is among matters that will be discussed at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government, which will be held from July 4 to 6 in Montego Bay, St. James.The opening ceremony, along with the closing press conference will be streamed live at www.jis.gov.jm/Caricom.last_img read more

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NDP government would apply UNDRIP invest 18 billion in First Nation education

first_imgAPTN National NewsENOCH, Alta.—An NDP government would invest $1.8 billion new dollars for First Nations education and ensure all federal government decision respect treaty rights, inherent rights and the principles in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the party’s leader Thomas Mulcair said Wednesday.Mulcair unveiled his party’s Indigenous issues platform at the River Cree Resort in Enoch, Alta., during an Assembly of First Nations open forum on First Nation issues.The NDP is the only party with a full platform on promises for Indigenous communities and people.The party released its northern platform Tuesday which promises to add 50 communities to the Nutrition North program, which aims to reduce the cost of health foods in Northern communities. The party is putting $32 million toward the program.The AFN invited all party leaders to the forum, but only Mulcair showed up. The Liberals sent their Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett.The NDP, which is currently trailing behind the Conservatives and Liberals in recent polls, said it would invest $1.8 billion into First Nations education over the next four years and $8.4 billion over the eight years as a result of an annual escalator.An NDP government would create a cabinet committee, chaired by the prime minister, to focus specifically on First Nation issues to ensure all government decision respect treaty rights, inherent rights and UNDRIP principles.The party re-announced its commitment to hold a public inquiry into the high number of murdered and missing Indigenous women within its first 100 days in power. The NDP is putting $50 million toward holding the inquiry.The NDP is promising $68 million to revitalize Indigenous languages and $8 million for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation which will hold Indian residential school documents and survivor testimonies gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.The party is promising to remove the two per cent funding cap on social transfers to First Nations  along with investing $375 million in new dollars targeting housing, schools and clean water over four years. The NDP is also aiming to strike a housing agreement with First Nations that could see it draw from the $2.7 billion fund the party would create for affordable housing.Infrastructure on reserves could also see a $96 million in funding over four years and $800 million over 20 years.The NDP would put $5 million a year for a suicide prevention strategy as part of a $100 million mental health innovation fund for children and youth. It will also put $20 million toward a national diabetes strategy.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

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