TANAH RATA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Cameron Highland’s by-election plans to focus more on issues concerning the local community. He said matters concerning flood mitigation, landslides, temporary occupation licences (TOL), foreign workers’ permit registration, cleanliness, and local development should be prioritised over national issues. Manogaran, 60, said, if he was given the mandate, he would work hard to fulfill the promises made to the voters in the constituency. “Regarding the TOL issue, the farmers have asked me to do away with the yearly renewals. “As someone who has operated a farm for more than 40 years, I feel that the TOL is not appropriate, and we will take note of this and suggest to the government to convert the TOL to a lease. It will involve amendments to the National Land Code and other relevant Acts,“ he told Bernama after a friendly session with voters around Ringlet and Bertam Valley here. Manogaran added that a victory … [Read more...] about PH candidate for Camerons by-election to focus on local community issues
By Samantha Beattie Staff Reporter Mon., Oct. 1, 2018 Four of the top mayoral candidates will debate Black community issues Monday night. Incumbent John Tory will face off against Jennifer Keesmaat, Saron Gebresellassi and Knia Singh. This is the third debate of the election campaign, but the first for Singh, a human-rights activist, musician and lawyer. During the debate last week, Gebresellassi, a practicing lawyer and community activist, pushed both Tory and former chief planner Keesmaat on their stance on housing, transit and gun violence. This time around, they’ll cover topics ranging from economic development, to safety and transportation. Article Continued Below The debate is taking place at Tropicana Community Services in Scarborough at 6 p.m. It is also hosted by Operation Black Vote Canada, Black Business and Professional Association, Black Health Alliance, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Generation Chosen and Ontario Black … [Read more...] about Mayoral candidates to debate key Black community issues tonight
By Nira Rittenberg Special to the Star Mon., March 19, 2018 My mom is 82 and I have noticed she is having issues with her speech. I am not sure if this is normal aging or something is really wrong? Signed, Incommunicado It is important to look at some of the changes that occur in normal aging when considering potential communication problems. As we age, there are changes in our memory, speed of thinking and how we process information. Sensory losses in hearing and vision are also contributing factors. As we age, we tend to hesitate more often (using “um ...” “eh ...”), inserting more fillers in our conversational speech. We use more frequently indefinite words like “this,” “thing,” or “that.” This however, does not mean that language is a problem. Change does not equal decline. We are still as competent as ever in comprehending and expressing ourselves. Some changes however, can be a presenting … [Read more...] about My elderly mom is having issues with her speech, is something really wrong?
VANCOUVER—Tsunami warning sirens are going off in Tofino and other coastal communities on British Columbia's west coast after a powerful earthquake struck off Alaska today.The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a preliminary reading of 8.2 and struck 278 kilometres southeast of Kodiak at a depth of about 10 kilometres.Emergency Info BC says the tsunami warning covers the Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida Gwaii. … [Read more...] about Tsunami warning issued for B.C., Alaska after magnitude 8.2 earthquake
House Democrats have introduced a bill to legalize marijuana at the federal level. The bill lays the groundwork for what one of its sponsors described as an “inclusive” marijuana industry by expunging federal convictions and establishing a community reinvestment fund to help former convicts enter the legal industry. The bill is a companion to Sen. Cory Booker’s legislation introduced in the Senate last year. A group of House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill to legalize marijuana at the federal level and expunge federal convictions for marijuana use or possession. The bill, introduced by Reps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna of California and sponsored by 12 House Democrats, is a companion to Sen. Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act, introduced in the Senate last year. Beyond removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act list, the bill proposes going a step further to provide … [Read more...] about House Democrats introduce a bill to legalize marijuana and provide ‘restorative justice’ to communities impacted by the war on drugs