RCB vs KKR: Sunil Narine-Chris Lynn stand best partnership I’ve seen, says Gautam Gambhir

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Sunday said Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn’s power hitting at the top was the best partnership he has seen in his long cricket career.KKR won by six wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a rain-interrupted tie at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium where Narine and Lynn stitched together a 105-run stand for the first wicket in just 6.1 overs. Lynn scored 50 after returning from a shoulder injury which ruled him out for a month, while Narine hit a 17-ball 54 as the visitors overhauled RCB’s total of 158/4 with ease.The association took the game away from RCB who, after being asked to bat, put up 158/6 on the board in the allotted 20 overs.”This is the best partnership I’ve seen in my entire career,” Gambhir said at the post-match presentation ceremony.>”I haven’t seen such a partnership to be honest. It was an unbelievable effort. You don’t see teams getting hundred in six overs,” the southpaw, who scored 14, said.On Lynn, Gambhir said the Australian left-hander is the hardest hitter of the cricket ball at present.”He (Lynn) must be the hardest hitter in international cricket. The way he played today after coming from injury shows how mentally strong he is,” he said.Gamnbhir said it was the team management’s call to send Narine and Lynn to open the batting with the left-right combo.”It was the team management’s call (to get Narine opening). It was some of the best hitting I’ve seen,” he said of the West Indian off-spinner, who has surprised one and all with his skills with the bat this edition.advertisementKKR are now second in the eight-team points table with 16 points from 12 matches and play Kings XI Punjab next in Mohali on Tuesday.last_img read more

Were listening to the story that is being told and our hearts

first_imgShaneen Robinson APTN National NewsIt was an emotional day for the family of Colten Boushie Thursday in a North Battleford, Sask., court.That’s where they heard the details of what happened on the day the 22-year old was shot and killed.A publication ban prohibits broadcasting these details.The accused is 54-year old farmer Gerald Stanley.Stanley is currently in custody waiting on a judge to decide whether he will get bail.Click here for more stories about Colten Boushie.last_img

Canadians in Silicon Valley reflect on US gun culture in wake of

first_imgWhen Ron Piovesan moved from Toronto to the United States for work in 2001 he never considered the country’s gun culture as a reason to stay home.It was only after he had kids that the relentless headlines about gun violence — like the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students dead and this week’s incident at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. — really started to weigh on him.“These things add up, and I don’t know what the tipping point is, but you get to a point where you think, ‘I don’t want my kids to be scared anymore,’” says the father of two, choking up as he describes how his children have experienced frightening lockdown drills at their elementary school.“It hits you in a much deeper place and a much more profound place when you have kids who are actually in school — and then that problem becomes a lot more real to you.”Still, the 46-year-old tech executive isn’t planning to uproot his family and return to Canada.“For the moment, I’m choosing to stay and try to make a difference in my community,” says Piovesan, who led a successful campaign last year to stop a gun store from opening in San Carlos, Calif., where he lives.It’s a sentiment shared by attorney Dawn Robertson, who moved with her family to San Francisco just over four years ago when her husband Mike Beltzner was hired to work for Pinterest and more recently Facebook.They have not considered moving back to where they previously lived in Toronto, but have become increasingly distressed by the prevalence of shootings in the U.S.“It’s one of those things that even when it happens you still feel like it can’t happen to you,” says Robertson, 41. “But I think certainly since Parkland and most recently with YouTube being close to us, we’re increasingly concerned — as people who can’t vote here — that we’ve got a major public safety issue living here that is suddenly certainly a concern for us and for our children.“It does weigh quite heavily on us. It’s not enough to make us turn around and move but certainly it’s something that does give us pause.”Zoe Kevork, an immigration lawyer and co-president of the Southern California chapter of Canadians Abroad, says gun culture is something that’s frequently overlooked when Canadians consider a move south.“People do think of us as being so similar … we’re right across the border, we watch all the same television, we have so many things in common culturally,” says Kevork.“But you really start to realize there are some significant cultural differences which you probably didn’t expect when you made the move down here.”Kevork, who has lived in the U.S. for 14 years, says she’s still shocked when a mass shooting makes the news, but finds Americans are no longer as shaken as they once were.“I’m happy I still get shocked by it because they’re so acclimatized to it here, it’s just a part of life. The ability to be shocked I think is what makes us Canadian right now,” she says.“We’re a lot more attuned these days to the things that differentiate us as Canadians, whether that’s the gun culture, whether that’s our treatment of refugees or treatment of immigrants generally.”Piovesan says he wouldn’t be surprised if some of the Canadians taking advantage of the great opportunities in Silicon Valley and elsewhere in the U.S., do start to reconsider their options at home.“I do think where a lot of people thought, ‘Oh I’m never going to move back,’ I do think as things appear to get progressively worse in the United States there will be a tipping point for many people where people think it’s not worth it anymore.”last_img read more

Spill at Trans Mountain station larger than BC government first reported

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – A spill from Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline late last month was 48 times larger than initially reported, officials said.The spill volume reported from the company’s Darfield station north of Kamloops on May 27 was revised to 4,800 litres from 100 litres, the B.C. Ministry of Environment said Sunday.It said 100 litres is the minimum threshold under the company’s spill reporting obligations, so that’s why the ministry estimated 100 litres at the time.Trans Mountain spokeswoman Ali Hounsell said the company didn’t tell regulators how much medium crude oil escaped at the time of the spill.“Trans Mountain had not provided an estimate of the volume spilled, other than to confirm with regulators that it was over the reportable threshold, until cleanup had sufficiently progressed to a stage where an accurate estimation could be provided,” she said in an email.Following an onsite investigation, she said Trans Mountain has provided the updated volume estimate to regulators.Trans Mountain is in the final stages of completing the cleanup, she said.Under British Columbia’s spill reporting regulation, Trans Mountain was required to report the spill immediately. The regulation says the quantity spilled should be among the information included in that report, “to the extent practical.”The company turned off the pipeline for several hours the day of the spill, which the ministry said came from a leaking flow metre.The spill was contained to the station property and no waterways were affected, the ministry said.Two days later, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the federal government will spend $4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain expansion and Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets.Kinder Morgan had ceased all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion in April, vowing to cancel it unless it received assurances it can proceed without delays and without undue risk to shareholders by a deadline of May 31.After the federal government’s announcement, the company said work would be restarted soon, with the government funding construction. The sale is expected to close in the second half of the year.last_img read more

The Latest Pushback on Trumps oil trains rule

first_imgBILLINGS, Mont. — The Latest on the Trump administration’s miscalculation of safety benefits of electronic brakes for oil trains (all times local):12:15 p.m.Supporters of more advanced brakes on trains hauling explosive fuels are pushing back against a Trump administration decision to scrap their mandatory use following the revelation that derailment risks were miscalculated.A senior adviser to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Robert Duff, said Thursday that federal officials should reconsider the safety advantages of electronic brakes after The Associated Press found some benefits were ignored.Railroads were required to begin installing the brakes under a 2015 rule prompted by a string of fiery derailments involving oil and ethanol shipments.The AP found that when Trump administration killed the rule in September, it omitted up to $117 million in potential reduced damages from using the brakes.Department of Transportation officials acknowledged the error but said it was unintentional and does not affect the repeal.__12 a.m.The Trump administration miscalculated potential damages from train derailments when it cancelled an Obama-era rule requiring the installation of more advanced brakes by railroads hauling explosive fuels.A government analysis used to justify the cancellation omitted up to $117 million in potential reduced damages from using electronic brakes. The error could stoke criticism from supporters of the rule.Department of Transportation officials acknowledged the error after it was discovered by The Associated Press during a review of federal documents. Still, they said it was unintentional and would not have made a difference.The brake rule was adopted under President Barack Obama following a string of fiery derailments of trains hauling oil and ethanol.The railroad and oil industries have pushed to cancel the rule citing its high costs.The Associated Presslast_img read more

BC announces agreement with legal aid lawyers

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – A one-time grant of $7.9 million to support the development of a new framework for legal aid funding was announced by the Province and the Legal Services Society (LSS).$4 million from the government and $3.9 million from LSS will be used to increase payments to legal aid lawyers from April 28, 2019, until Oct. 31, 2019. To ensure lawyers continue to provide legal aid services to those most in need, while the government, LSS and the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) negotiate an agreement for long-term, sustainable legal aid funding.“We recognize there is work to be done to improve the legal aid system both for British Columbians and the counsel that represent them in court,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “Legal aid lawyers provide services to some of the most vulnerable members of the province, and we will continue to work with LSS to address the historical underfunding of legal aid.” The foundation will receive the grant and work with government, LSS and ALL to allocate the funding. The Law Foundation of BC is a non-profit foundation with a mandate to fund legal aid and other law-related initiatives.The ALL negotiating team has issued this statement: “We appreciate the recognition by government of the important work our members do for vulnerable British Columbians and look forward to negotiations that will provide a solution to a very much neglected legal aid system.”According to the government, LSS and ALL have also committed to designing a long-term legal aid negotiation framework, paving the way for a smoother negotiating process in the future.This grant is in addition to the $26 million over three years (2018-19 through 2020-21) in increased funding to LSS already announced by the government to support the provision of criminal, family and civil legal aid services shared the government.last_img read more

Spicejet to add 5 more 90-seater Bombardier Q400s to its fleet

first_imgMumbai: Budget carrier SpiceJet Tuesday said it plans to expand its regional jet fleet to 32 aircraft by adding five more 90-seater Bombardier Q400s. The move is aimed at augmenting capacity in the domestic markets especially on regional routes, following the near collapse of Jet Airways, which has resulted in massive surge in air fares besides mismatch in demand and supply amid peak travel season. Three of these planes will join the fleet in the next ten days while the remaining two will be inducted by June, SpiceJet said in a statement. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe Gurugram-based no-frills carrier had last week announced dry leasing of 16 Boeing 737-800 NG for the carrier. “As part of our efforts to augment capacity and minimise passenger inconvenience, SpiceJet will induct five more Q400s in addition to the 16 B737s we announced last week,” SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said. The sudden reduction of aviation capacity should in no way hamper air connectivity to the smaller towns and cities of India and as the country’s largest regional operator, SpiceJet will make all possible efforts in this direction, Singh said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe 90-seater variant is part of SpiceJet’s second purchase order for up to 50 Q400 turboprops placed in September 2017 worth USD 1.7 billion. Spicejet has already inducted five planes as part of this order. It also operates a 78-seater variant of the same aircraft. SpiceJet operates 516 average daily flights to 60 destinations, including 51 domestic and 9 international ones. The airline has a fleet of 48 Boeing 737, 27 Bombardier Q-400s and one B737 freighter.last_img read more

Ohio State womens hockey coaches Nate Handrahan Keith Maurice resign

Former OSU women’s hockey coach Nate Handrahan.Credit: Lantern TVAfter just four seasons, Ohio State women’s hockey coach Nate Handrahan and one of his assistants has resigned.An OSU spokesman confirmed the resignation in an email to The Lantern Wednesday afternoon, as well as the resignation of Keith Maurice, who joined the program in May 2013.The spokesman did not provide a reason for the resignations.The OSU women’s hockey team went 67-64-15 in four seasons under Handrahan, including a 17-16-3 mark this season.In the 2012-2013 season, the Buckeyes posted a 19-win season, the second most in team history.Handrahan was just the second head coach in the 15-year history of the program. read more

Mens basketball Ohio Crossroads Classic still a few years away but progress

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann addresses the media prior to leading a team practice on Oct. 4, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann has not been a coach in the state of Ohio for even six months and he’s already trying to make plans for the state’s future in college basketball.Holtmann has twice previously broached the subject of introducing a Crossroads Classic-type event to the state of Ohio.Three years before Holtmann was promoted to head coach at Butler, former Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke helped create the Crossroads Classic, an event in Indianapolis between four of the state’s basketball powerhouses: Butler, Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame.While Holtmann said the event is still “at best case scenario … a few years away from being the reality,” he said he’s made progress talking with the three other schools — Cincinnati, Xavier and Dayton — about the possibility.“I think the first thing is someone takes the idea and runs with it, and then kind of spearheads it and kind of pushes it,” Holtmann said Wednesday in a sit-down interview with The Lantern. “But there’s a lot that has to be done. You have to have obviously four schools that feel like it’s in their best interest and have an interest in doing it and we’re trying to broach that subject with them, but we’re just in the very early stages of those kind of conversations.”LANTERN EXCLUSIVE: OSU men’s basketball head coach @ChrisHoltmann speaks about the potential for a Crossroads Classic event for Ohio. pic.twitter.com/xIZTmN5oU7— Lantern TV (@LanternTV) October 26, 2017In Holtmann’s first year as head coach at Butler, his Bulldogs were ranked No. 23 when they were upset by Indiana on Dec. 20, 2014. Holtmann said that victory by the Hoosiers proved to be a signature win on the Hoosiers’ resume and that it helped propel them to an NCAA tournament berth. The following two seasons, his team was the underdog to No. 9 Purdue in 2015 when the Bulldogs were No. 17, and then again in 2016 to No. 9 Indiana when Butler was No. 18. They won both matches.Even as a ranked team, Butler was always considered an underdog against the other Power Five teams that were in the event.Now at Ohio State, the script would be flipped. The Buckeyes are the flagship school in Ohio, and would be considered the program to beat.Holtmann said whether favorite or underdog, powerhouse or up-and-comer, an all-Ohio event will provide value to any team that comes away with a win. “I think the reality is you have other programs in the state that have been really high-achieving programs,” Holtmann said. “I get why we haven’t played some of those schools in the past, but I also recognize that, I think perhaps if those programs were really struggling programs that wouldn’t be as beneficial for us. I don’t think that’d be in Ohio State’s best interest, but they’re programs that have had success and makes it mutually beneficial.”But before the idea behind the event can become a reality, there are several remaining obstacles left to hurdle for Holtmann.Big Ten teams currently have 18 conference games in their schedule, but a recent change in scheduling will now force teams to have 20 games against Big Ten opponents, leaving only 11 vacancies in the schedule for out-of-conference opponents. There is also the matter of clearing the notion with the other schools involved and figuring out who will play whom.“I think maybe in some ways a fan base may think, ‘Hey, just you can get it together, it’s great for everybody,’” Holtmann said. “But it’s a little more involved than that in the dates, and now we have an increased Big Ten schedule, which is a challenge in terms of finding nonconference games.”There will be plenty of incentive for all teams to get something like this scheduled.The Crossroads Classic drew plenty of excitement among the four programs’ fan bases. Over the past two seasons, Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis was filled beyond its listed capacity of 17,923 with 18,684 fans in 2016 and 19,156 in 2015. Last year, the event featured four ranked teams for the first time in Crossroads Classic history.Holtmann believes if the four aforementioned Ohio teams are able to work out a similar event, the same success will happen in the Buckeye state. “It’s great for the fans. It’s exciting for the fans,” Holtmann said. “It engages them in a way that that time of year when you’re thinking maybe about other things, you have NFL and you have college football, which are great, but it engages them on a Saturday that’s different than obviously conference play.” read more

Mourinho Neymar must win with Brazil to match Pele

first_imgJose Mourinho believes Neymar will have to win big with Brazil before he can start being compared to the likes of Pele.The 26-year-old is widely regarded among the top players in the world on the back of impressive spells at Barcelona and now Paris Saint-Germain.Aside from regularly finding the net for both clubs, Neymar has also won league titles in Spain and France along with winning the Champions League in 2015.The Brazilian superstar’s clever little tricks along with his dribbling and playmaking skills have won plenty of admirers and seen him being compared to Pele.The duo both started out their respective playing careers at Santos in Brazil with Neymar even confessing once that he views Pele as a role model.Unlike the three-time World Cup winner, however, Neymar’s sole success on the international stage has come at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.The PSG forward has come up short in Brazil’s last two World Cup campaigns, which saw them lose 7-1 to Germany at home in the semi-final stage in 2014 before being knocked out by Belgium in the quarter-finals at Russia last summer.Therefore, Mourinho reckons that the talented Neymar still has a long way to go before he can be put on a similar level to other Selecao greats.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…The former Manchester United boss made these comments after Brazilian football magazine, Placar, declared Neymar as Brazil’s best player since Pele.“Neymar is a fantastic talent and nobody can doubt that,” said Mourinho, according to Goal.“He came to Europe and won immediately.“But I think they forgot players that were the best of the world at some point, such as Ronaldo and Rivaldo, just citing two, and I could remember more.“They also came to Europe and were fantastic, but beyond that, they passed through this special situation in a country’s life that is succeeding on the international level.“Neymar will keep fighting to be on Europe’s elite, where he already is, and this [winning with Brazil] will continue to be a dream for him”Neymar is currently recovering from a foot injury that he sustained in PSG’s  2-0 Coupe de France win over RC Strasbourg last month.KAZAN, RUSSIA – JULY 06: Neymar Jr of Brazil goes down injured during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Brazil and Belgium at Kazan Arena on July 6, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)last_img read more

FLOW celebrates Education Week 2017 giving back to over 500 kids

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Turks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales – In honor of Education Week 2017, FLOW TCI has partnered with the largest public school in the TCI, Oseta Jolly Primary, to provide lunch packaged in FLOW branded lunch kits for the lower grade students and drawstring backpacks for the higher grade students.Present at the school was Mrs. Delleriece Hall, Country Manager for FLOW TCI, Mr. Darron Hilaire, Marketing Communications Executive and other excited and enthused team members.  “In order to ensure success, you have to be equipped with the right tools. We as a team, therefore, thought it necessary to celebrate with the little learners at Oseta Jolly during EW17 to equip them be successful in their learning process,” says Hall.The students and teachers were thrilled for their presence and partnership as the team is always a source of motivation to the school family.   Hilaire added, “It is a joy to be able to see the humility and appreciation from students when we do our part in giving back. We were delighted to able to bring such an experience to the students at Oseta Jolly to kick of EW17.”Principal Mrs. Rachel Handfield, thanked Flow for their continous support of the school and their support of Education Week 2017.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all students and teachers throughout the TCI, a joy filled and encouraging week.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Ancelotti tips PSG for Champions League success

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti has tipped former side Paris Saint-Germain for Champions League glory but Napoli can end those ambitions early.The first tie ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Parc des Princes, where PSG fought back twice to scrape a point.“It’s an important game and can be decisive for both teams,” Ancelotti told Telefoot via Football Italia.“We ended up in a very difficult group with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. The result can be decisive for the future of our side in the competition, but the same goes for Paris.“We need an extraordinary performance in order to get the victory because we don’t have the kind of exceptional players they do throughout the squad.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Ancelotti effectively started Paris Saint-Germain’s domination of French football, but they have never been able to match it with Champions League results.“They’ve lacked experience in the important moments of the Champions League, but the team is stronger this season and the players have more belief in themselves. They know that they can win the Champions League this term.“This is a game that can decide the destinies of these two teams,” continued Ancelotti.“I think Kylian Mbappé and Neymar can succeed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the global football landscape. If Kylian doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or this year, he certainly will over the next few seasons.“Neymar has a new position and is at the heart of the team now. His new placement allows him to be more dangerous and effective for his team.”last_img read more

Week In Review 2428

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 2/6Audio PlayerWEDNESDAY-2619.mp3VmWEDNESDAY-2619.mp300:00RPdPresident Trump “We Need To Govern As One Nation”, Borough Assembly Request BOF Rescind Decision To Move 2020 UCI Meeting, Nikiski Student Among Alaska’s Top Youth Volunteers Of 2019,  Borough Mayor Addresses Road Clearing Concerns Monday 2/4Audio PlayerMONDAY-2419.mp3VmMONDAY-2419.mp300:00RPdConstruction Update On North Road Extension Project, Traffic Stops Leads To Chase Down Swanson River Road, City Of Kenai Looks At Amending Mobile Food Vendor Requirements, Soldotna Accepting Applications For Storefront Improvement Program Tuesday 2/5Audio PlayerTUESDAY-2519.mp3VmTUESDAY-2519.mp300:00RPdCommunity Members Donate To Kenai Animal Shelter, Alaska Takes Top Spot In Gun Related Deaths, Again, KPBSD Continues Push For More Counselors, DOT: Plowing Priorities For State Roadscenter_img Thursday 2/7Audio PlayerTHURSDAY-2719.mp3VmTHURSDAY-2719.mp300:00RPdKenai Fire Training Facility To Be Rented Out To Red Cross, Larry Persily Delivers Reality Check For AK LNG Project, Alaskans Targeted Via Phone And Text Message Scam, Kenai City Council Asks BOF To Rescind Decision To Move 2020 UCI Meeting Friday 2/8Audio PlayerFRIDAY-2819.mp3VmFRIDAY-2819.mp300:00RPdKPBSD Teachers Still Without A Contract, Knopp To Speak At A Joint Kenai/Soldotna Chamber Breakfast, DHSS Commissioner Assumes Management Of Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Vote Postponed On Amending Mobile Food Vendor Requirements, Soldotna PD Warns Of Scam Circulating The Local Arealast_img read more

7yrold girl raped in Feni

first_imgA seven-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by a youth in Chhagalnaiya upazila of Feni.Police arrested the alleged rapist, Mohammad Bahar, 25, son of Ruhul Amin of Shilua village in the upazila, on Saturday after a case was filed over the incident.MM Murshed, officer-in-charge of Chhagalnaiya police station, said the girl, from Kishoreganj district, had been living with her family at a rented house at Shilua.Bahar took her to a nearby shop on Friday noon and raped her there, he said.The victim’s mother and sister found the girl in the shop after a hectic search when the ‘rapist’ managed to flee seeing them.last_img read more

Mayor Stephanie RawlingsBlake Attends Her Final Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

first_imgMembers of some of Baltimore’s most distinguished businesses and corporations gathered at the Horseshoe Casino early Thursday morning for the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast with the Mayor.  Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks during her final Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Breakfast event. (Photo by Maliik Obee)As the clock continues to count down toward the end of her six-year stay in office, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined the chamber for her last outing with the event. The second woman to serve as Baltimore’s mayor, Rawlings-Blake is also the current president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.Despite the positive changes Baltimore has undergone during Rawlings-Blake’s tenure, the mayor told attendees that the bad publicity the city receives often outweighs the good. Among her achievements, Rawlings-Blake cited major strides in the development of small, minority and women-owned businesses in Baltimore City. Including the introduction of 2,000 jobs to the city through the development of the Horseshoe Casino, the city has seen an increase of 20,000 jobs since Rawlings-Blake took office. Preparing for the next generation has been a major point of emphasis for Rawlings-Blake, who noted the $49 million invested into new and renovated recreation and educational centers across the city.Business leaders from across Baltimore City conversed and dined on a full breakfast spread. After receiving a standing ovation and warm applause from the members of the Chamber of Commerce, Rawlings-Blake reminded everyone of her dedication to change in Charm City.“Baltimore’s progress could not be more evident,” said Rawlings-Blake. “We will not lose the great momentum that we created with your help.”Following Rawlings-Blake’s speech, the Chamber of Commerce recognized members and other entities that are helping to create a better Baltimore with a series of Advocate Awards.The Workforce Development Advocate Award was given to Robert Matthews of BGE. The Business Development Advocate Award was given to Jeanne Hitchcock of Johns Hopkins University. The Educational Advocate Award was given to Baltimore City Community College. The Community Advocate Award was given to Chase Brexton Health Care. The Chamber Advocate Award was given to John Walters of Walters Relocations, Inc. Finally, the Chamber of Commerce Career Award was given to Charlie Owens, who will soon retire from his position as president of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more