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PNGRFL: Rugby league is bigger than any one individual

first_imgSpeaking at a press conference yesterday, Chairman of the PNGRFL, Sandis Tsaka said it will be working closely with the PNG NRL to bring those involved to answer for what he described as ‘unruly and disgraceful behaviour.’“Rugby league as a sport like all other sports is bigger than any one individual. The incident that happened is deplorable and disgusting to say the least.“The actions of a very few whom every spectator and fan had their eyes on ignited this unnecessary violence,” said Tsaka.He added those individuals involved will be prosecuted.“They (PNG NRL) have their judicial processes to address this issue. We will allow them to do that. I am also contemplating convening an independent PNGRFL judiciary meeting today or tomorrow to address this issue.“I have asked for the video footage of the match and the events that followed and reports from the referees and managements of both teams so we can get to the bottom of this.“The incident has spread around the globe and I hate to think what our rugby league friends abroad are saying now because of the inappropriate and disgraceful actions of a few.“I apologise to every Papua New Guinean who follow the greatest game of all, our partners and stakeholders in particular for this very nasty incident,” said Tsaka.last_img read more

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Hardware Deals Samsung EVO 860 1TB On Sale 199 Mushkin Source 500GB

first_imgDeals abound this weekend with summer cooling down, lets take a look and see some of the best deals around the web.SSD Sales, Samsung Mushkin And OthersSamsung Evo 860 1TB $198.99 At AmazonThe Samsung Evo 860 is regularly called one of the best on the market, and at the price its available at its hard to say no. Boasting the top tier performance out of a SATA SSD, those on the fence should give it a look at $198.99. Those in need of less space but still want top tier performance can pick up the 500 GB Model for $107Mushkin Source 500GB and 1TB $82.99 and $158.99 RespectivelyThose looking to save some money should also take a look at the Mushkin Reactor, which we currently are in the process of reviewing, and at this price is a solid option at its current price of $82.99 for the 500GB and $158.99 for the 1TB Share Tweet Submit While it uses a budget controller with the Silicon Motion SM2258XT, performance among these drives usually aren’t too noticeable if you’re trying to save a buck.MSI ARMOR OC 8GB RX 580 $229.99The MSI Armor OC is currently going for the price of many RX 570 4GBs and has a $20 rebate which would make the total cost hit $209.99 which is pretty good for a card that can hit this performance, and with no news of cheaper cards in sight is a great option for those who are priced out of buying a new RTX Card. EVGA 500B 500W 80+ Bronze PSU $35 ($15 after $20 MIR)Evga is well known for making solid PSUs, and their budget line of PSUs i’ve been using for about 5 years or so for cheap replacement power supplies for entry level gaming builds. At the price of  $15 after rebate is too good to be passed up on if you need an extra PSU.last_img read more

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WatchAndrew Scheers economic vision for Canada is right out of 1993

first_img Asselin, who now works for BlackBerry Inc., and Speer, an academic at the University of Toronto, reckon politics has become a significant threat to our future prosperity.An economy dominated by Alphabet Inc. and generation Z demands different policies than one structured around companies such as General Electric Co. and the Baby Boom. Canada’s political class developed a multi-partisan consensus to fit the later, but is making no attempt to reset the baseline for the former.The country’s “economic competitiveness has been the subject of great debate in recent months, but this discussion has focused on short-term actions and individual policies,” Asselin and Speer say at one point in their paper. “Canada’s competitiveness quandary transcends partisanship and political ideology,” they add later. “Whichever political party wins the next federal election will be faced with these questions and challenges.” Andrew Scheer pledges to make Canada energy independent by 2030 When it comes to the economy, Canadians can’t decide who’s better: Trudeau or Scheer Chris Selley: Andrew Scheer’s unlikely path to victory runs against history and a strong economy Readers of the Financial Post’s award-winning Innovation Nation project will be familiar with Asselin’s and Speer’s thesis.We once were in the vanguard of policy making: socialized medicine, free trade, public investment in basic research, fiscal prudence, and inflation targeting all helped Canada excel in the 20th century. Lately, we’ve been falling behind. Our business and political leaders missed the shift to an economy that values ideas and data more than commodities and automobile parts.“Canada has exhibited a spate of bad habits and outdated thinking when it comes to adapting to big structural change shifts in the global economy; it has always been simpler to rely on our abundance of natural resources for wealth creation and our close relation to the U.S. in adopting new innovations,” Asselin and Speer write.“Policy makers must become more attuned to the trends of an intangibles economy and, in turn, the extent to which it requires us to adjust, refine, and improve our competitiveness-related policies. The first order of business is to understand what is happening.”Our business and political leaders missed the shift to an economy that values ideas and data more than commodities and automobile parts Kevin Carmichael A New North Star received a decent amount of attention after it was released. Carolyn Wilkins, the senior deputy governor at the Bank of Canada, noted the Public Policy Forum’s work on innovation during testimony at the Senate banking committee on May 1.One place where the work of Asselin and Speer apparently didn’t resonate was in the office of the leader of the Official Opposition.Andrew Scheer’s speech at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on May 16 was billed as a big event; the second of five “vision” statements from the man who currently has the best shot at becoming the next prime minister, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s poll tracker.The Conservative leader’s vision of the Canadian economy is stale and nakedly partisan. His prepared remarks consisted of almost 5,000 words: “Trudeau” is mentioned 23 times, “deficit” 10 times, and “oil” nine times;  “competitiveness,” “innovation,” “productivity,” and “intellectual property” don’t appear at all.Scheer mentions in passing the need for “smarter investments in areas like basic research and infrastructure.” And he says that the Canada must become a country of “yes” to investments in technology and infrastructure projects that shorten commutes. (He didn’t elaborate on what that means.) Scheer’s only significant policy ideas related to oil: he said he would create a pan-Canadian “corridor” that would make it easier to build pipelines and string power lines, and he said he would stop oil imports by 2030. “An energy independent Canada would be a Canada firing on all cylinders — across all sectors and regions,” he said. “If the United States can do it, so can we.”Asselin and Speer are fine with keeping one foot in the past; they lament the unwillingness of politicians to talk seriously about the future.The corridors that hold the most economic promise are the ones that move ideas from Quebec City to Waterloo and between Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. Scheer might have appealed to the tech startups that populate those places by promising to make sure public research funds would be dedicated to homegrown companies that promise to keep their IP in Canada, one of Asselin’s and Speer’s recommendations.Or Scheer might have tried to reach across filter bubbles by acknowledging that balanced budgets, lower taxes, and pipelines aren’t a cure for everything. The innovation economy is based on ideas, therefore education matters more than anything. The Asselin-Speer menu includes digestible items such as mentorship programs for international students, “education bonds” for low-income families and greater emphasis on early childhood education in Indigenous communities.How many times did Scheer mention “education” in his speech? Zero. Debt? Thirteen.It was like he was running for election in 1993, not 2019. Asselin and Speer have their work cut out.• Email: kcarmichael@postmedia.com | Twitter: More Facebook Share this storyAndrew Scheer’s economic vision for Canada is right out of 1993 Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Reddit Join the conversation → In early April, a couple of guys who once advised Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper, respectively, published one of the better works of popular policy research in some time.Robert Asselin, the Liberal; Sean Speer, the Conservative; and their publisher, the Ottawa-based Public Policy Forum adopted a narrative conceit that will look odd to undergraduates who happen to find A New North Star: Canadian Competitiveness in an Intangibles Economy on their reading lists this fall.The subject will resonate. An economy based on intangibles will speak to college-bound youngsters, as all of them will be gearing up for careers in services, probably in something that involves leveraging software to process data.What those kids will find incredible is the sight of a “big-L” Liberal and a “big-C” Conservative tackling “big-P” problems — together — out in the open. Teenagers might have heard stories about bipartisanship, but they would have seen very little of it with their own eyes. center_img 142 Comments Recommended For YouMexico says trade deal dispute panel fix must be ‘across the board’China’s shutout of Canadian meat scrambles global pork flowHelp on way for canola farmers, but no ‘simple answer’ when it comes to replacing Chinese demandBayer welcomes judge’s call for reduced damages in $2 bln glyphosate caseUPDATE 3-Mexico power utility seeking $899 mln in pipeline dispute; firms to talk Twitter May 21, 20196:14 PM EDTLast UpdatedMay 22, 20197:19 AM EDT Filed under News Economy Email Comment Andrew Scheer’s economic vision for Canada is right out of 1993 Kevin Carmichael: The words ‘competitiveness,’ ‘innovation,’ ‘productivity,’ and ‘intellectual property’ didn’t appear in Scheer’s recent economic policy speech last_img read more

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