Judge: Corps must decide next move on Dakota Access pipeline

first_imgBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must outline its plans after an appeals court confirmed that the Dakota Access pipeline is operating without a key permit. Pipeline opponents want it shut down immediately. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg has set a status hearing for Feb. 10 to discuss the impact of Tuesday’s opinion by the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals that upheld Boasberg’s ruling ordering the Corps to conduct a full environmental impact review. Boasberg said in his one-sentence order the the Corps needs to show how it “expects to proceed given the vacating” of a federal permit granting easement for the pipeline to cross beneath Lake Oahe.last_img read more

Burns Weighs-in Heavier for World Title

first_imgRicky Burns has reiterated his world super-lightweight unification clash with Julius Indongo is the biggest fight of his career.The Coatbridge fighter was the heavier of the two men at Friday’s weigh-in, tipping the scales at 9st 13lbs 4oz, with IBF champion Indongo coming in at 9st 13lbs 0.25oz.And WBA champion Burns is raring to go ahead of his eagerly-anticipated clash with the unbeaten Indongo. “I am really looking forward to tomorrow night,” he told Sky Sports News HQ at Friday’s weigh-in.“For me all the hard work is done, that’s the hard part, the weight is made and I can concentrate fully on the fight now.“We are expecting a very tricky fight. I am a believer in whatever happens on the night is going to happen. I tend to let them worry about me rather than the other way round.“As long as I win that is the main thing. This is the biggest fight in my career in my eyes. “These unification fights have been spoken about for years and now we’re nearly there. I just can’t wait to climb through the ropes at the Hydro.”Burns confessed he is not overly familiar with his Namibian opponent, who knocked out Eduard Troyanovsky in his last fight to capture the IBF strap.But Rickster is convinced his experience will be a telling factor against Indongo, who has had 21 bouts compared to Burns’ 47.He said: “On YouTube you can get a few rounds here or there but you can’t really take much from when he won the title. “Obviously he knocked the champion out in about thirty seconds but tonight I am going to find out just how good he is and how hard he hits.“I could tell he was a wee bit nervous [at the weigh-in] but this is my 48th fight. I have been here and done it. Roll on tomorrow night.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

BAFFERT’S TALENTED CHARLATAN ATTEMPTING TO FOLLOW 2018 TRIPLE CROWN WINNER JUSTIFY AS HE MAKES SECOND START AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY

first_imgBAFFERT’S TALENTED CHARLATAN ATTEMPTING TO FOLLOW 2018 TRIPLE CROWN WINNER JUSTIFY AS HE MAKES SECOND START AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAYNO PUBLIC ADMISSION ALLOWED, FIRST POST TIME FOR EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M.; WAGERING AVAILABLE AT TRACK’S 1/ST BET & XPRESSBET APPS ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2020)–Although plenty of attention will be focused on Santa Anita’s  seventh race Saturday, the Grade I Beholder Mile, the eyes of the racing world will also be riveted on the race just before it, a $57,000 allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile.  Bob Baffert’s talented Charlatan, a  5 ¾ length first-out maiden winner on Feb. 16, will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Baffert’s 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify as he stretches out and tries to muscle his way onto the Kentucky Derby trail.The comparisons are unavoidable. Justify, a chestnut colt by Scat Daddy, was foaled in Kentucky on March 28, 2015, sold as a Keeneland September Yearling for $500,000, was unraced at two and was a first-out maiden winner with Drayden Van Dyke up on Feb. 18, 2018.Charlatan, a chestnut colt by Speightstown, was foaled in Kentucky on March 2, 2017, sold as a Keeneland September Yearling for $700,000, was unraced at two and broke his maiden two days earlier than Baffert’s 2018 superstar with you guessed it, Drayden Van Dyke up.From there, Baffert and Van Dyke are hoping history continues to repeat itself, as Charlatan, like Justify two years ago, will be stretching out in a one mile allowance Saturday and will be running over what could be an “off ” surface.  (Justify was a 9 ½ length one mile allowance winner over a muddy track,  getting the distance in 1:35.73).At this stage, one discernable difference in comparing the two horses at this moment in time is that Mike Smith replaced Van Dyke for Justify’s win, while Van Dyke has retained the mount on Charlatan.First post time for an eight-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m.  There will be no public admission, in accordance with recent health dictates issued by the state of California.  Assigned post time for race six is at 3:35 p.m. PT.Wagering on all Santa Anita live racing is available via the track’s 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.  For additional information on racing and wagering at Santa Anita Park, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

National Steering Committee on Swadesh Darshan and PRASAD schemes of MoT meet

first_imgThe Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma chaired the meeting of the National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Mission Directorate on Swadesh Darshan & PRASAD Schemes of the Ministry of Tourism in New Delhi. The meeting was held to step up inter-ministerial cooperation and coordination for speedy implementation of the two schemes. Officials from 12 Ministries participated in the meeting & gave their views on how their ministries can help to promote tourism in India through expansion of Infrastructure, Road & Transport Facilities, Railways, Civil Aviation & Skill Development training among others.Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mahesh Sharma said that if the various ministries coordinate and work hand in hand, then Indian tourism can grow by leaps and bounds. Dr Sharma took suggestions from the representatives of the 12 ministries on tourism promotion and assured that the Ministry of Tourism will act on the suggestions. Some of the important suggestions by officials included connecting important destinations of the Buddhist circuit like Gaya and Varanasi by helicopter services, special coach for tourists in trains to important tourist destinations, training local people, especially women as tourist guides to help generate employment, and improving basic infrastructure facilities like transport and accommodation in tourist areas among others.The Secretary Tourism, Vinod Zutshi sought the support of various ministries to make the schemes and initiatives of MoT a successlast_img read more