Franklin Farmers Tailgate Market: TBAHaywood’s Historic Farmers Market: April 15, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmJackson County Farmers Market: April 1, Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pmOriginal Waynesville Tailgate Market: May 6, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmSwain County Farmers Market: May 5, Fridays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm‘Whee Market: April 4, Tuesdays 4:00 – 7:00 pmFar West Regional Tailgate MarketsAndrews Farmers Market: TBABrasstown’s Farmers Market: April 26, Wednesdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pmCedar Valley Farmers Market: TBAGraham County Farmers Market: July 8, Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pmHayesville Evening Market: May 5, Fridays 2:00 – 6:00 pm High Country Regional Tailgate Markets Caldwell County Farmers Market: May 6, Saturdays 7:00 am – 1:00 pmHildebran Farmers Market: May 2, Tuesdays 8:00 am – 1:00 pmHistoric Marion Tailgate Market: TBALenoir Downtown Farmers Market: April 1, Wednesdays – Saturdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pmMorganton Farmers Market: May 3, Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmRutherford County Farmers Market: April 15, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmSawmills Farmers Market: May 2, Tuesdays 3:00 – 6:30 pmValdese Farmers Market: May 12, Wednesdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and Fridays 2:00 – 6:00 pmSouthern Mountains Regional TailgateColumbus Tailgate Market: April 8, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmFlat Rock Farmers Market: May 4, Thursdays 3:00 – 6:00 pmHenderson County Curb Market: Year-round; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8:00 am – 2:00 pmHenderson County Tailgate Market: April 1, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmMills River Farmers Market: May 6, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmSaluda Tailgate Market: May 5, Fridays 4:30 – 6:30 pmTransylvania Farmers’ Market: April 1, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmTryon Tailgate Market: May 3, Wednesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Alleghany County Farmers’ Market: May 6, Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pmAshe County Farmers Market: April 15, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00 am – 1:00 pmAvery County Farmers Market: April 1, Thursdays 4:00 – 7:00 pmThe Parkway Farmers Market: May 1, Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pmSpruce Pine Farmers Market: TBA Near West Regional Tailgate Markets Asheville City Market: April 1, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmAsheville City Market – South: April 5, Wednesdays 12:00 – 4:00 pmBlack Mountain Tailgate Market: May 6, Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pmEast Asheville Tailgate Market: May 5, Fridays 3:00 – 6:00 pmFrench Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market: April 19, Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 pmMadison County Farmers & Artisans Market: April 1, Saturdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pmNorth Asheville Tailgate Market: April 1, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmOakley Farmers Market: May 4, Thursdays 3:30 – 6:30 pmRiver Arts District Farmers Market: May 3, Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 pmSundays on the Island: April 1, Sundays 12:00 –Weaverville Tailgate Market: April 12, Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:30 pmWest Asheville Tailgate Market: April 4, Tuesdays 3:30 – 6:30 pmWNC Farmers Market: Jan 1, Open Everyday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmYancey County Farmers Market: April 22, Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Foothills Regional Tailgate Markets Spring is here and the growing season is upon us! Tailgate tents are going up, and area farmers markets are opening outdoors for the season. Celebrate spring by getting a taste of what Appalachian Grown™ farms are growing. At early spring markets, find fresh greens, spring onions and asparagus; meats, cheeses, baked goods, value-added farm products like preserves, and a wide selection of plant starts. Produce offerings will differ from market to market based on the location of vendor farms—microclimates vary greatly in the region. But the season changes quickly, with new offerings sprouting up each week.Asheville City Market, one of the region’s vibrant farmers markets, is moving to a new, street-closed location in downtown Asheville. Starting on April 1, Asheville City Market will be open on North Market Street, between Woodfin Street and East Walnut Street, where shoppers can enjoy open-air shopping for goods offered by local farmers, craftspeople, bakers, and lots of new vendors.Find a list of other spring tailgate opening days below. For a complete list of the tailgate markets in the region, including their season start dates, visit ASAP’s online Local Food Guide atappalachiangrown.org. The 2017 print guide hits stands in mid-April.Central Mountains Regional Tailgate Markets
OTTAWA – Facing pressure from rural communities and opposition MPs, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s asked Transport Minister Marc Garneau to find solutions to Greyhound Canada’s decision to pull its buses from the Prairies, B.C. and northern Ontario.Greyhound’s news was “difficult” to hear for people who are already struggling economically but rely on the service to visit family, travel for work and get across the country, Trudeau said Tuesday during a visit to Nova Scotia.“I have asked our minister of transport to work with the provinces, to work with communities, to work with the company to try and see what paths forward there are.”Trudeau was responding to questions from reporters on a highway in Sutherlands River, N.S., about whether Ottawa is prepared to offer subsidies to keep the service running or provide an alternative.A spokeswoman for Garneau would not elaborate Tuesday on options under consideration.“As stated last week, we empathize with Canadians who could be impacted by Greyhound’s decision,” said Delphine Denis.“It is an unfortunate decision that will impact communities, but we are encouraged by the recent expression of interest by Canadian bus carriers using different business models and equipment to fill some of the potential service gaps caused by Greyhound’s decision.”While bus companies have said they will aim to fill certain transportation gaps, they have also indicated that some rural routes will be challenging and that’s likely where the government will have to help. It could mean subsidizing less sustainable routes or providing financial assistance to drivers in small communities.Greyhound Canada senior vice-president Stuart Kendrick has said that the company has long advocated a community funding model to allow any private carrier to bid on essential rural services. Kendrick said Greyhound has raised its concerns with provincial and federal officials over the years and will continue to push Ottawa to look at improving transport in northern communities.Denis echoed Trudeau’s message, reiterating that Garneau is “reaching out to the affected provinces to see what paths forward there are.”Greyhound Canada announced last week it is cutting passenger and delivery services in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, northwestern Ontario and rural British Columbia.The decision triggered outrage and apprehension among rural and First Nations communities that rely heavily on the company’s service.Indigenous women’s advocates have said that Greyhound’s decision will put more people at risk.The issue of transportation along the notorious stretch of B.C.’s Highway 16, known as the Highway of Tears, was a major point of contention last fall during hearings at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.“We of course are reflecting on that element of it and looking for how we can contribute to solutions,” Trudeau said.NDP transport critic Robert Aubin criticized Trudeau for taking several days to comment on Greyhound’s departure, noting Jagmeet Singh, his party’s leader, called for action last week. “The communities impacted by the imminent transportation crisis in western Canada and northern Ontario urgently need a concrete solution.”Singh asked Trudeau in a letter to develop a funding plan that would prevent Greyhound from shutting down service on crucial routes.“This federal funding plan must ensure there is no interruption or reduction in bus service, so no community is left stranded,” Singh wrote.
BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“BGC Partners” or “BGC”), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, announced today that BGC, together with its affiliate Cantor Fitzgerald, raised approximately $12 million for charities around the world, at the companies’ 12th annual Charity Day on Monday, September 12, 2016.Donald Trump at BGC Charity DayEach year, BGC and Cantor Fitzgerald donate 100% of the global revenues generated on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world.“Since first established 12 years ago, Charity Day has symbolized the importance our company places on making a difference in the world and paying tribute in a positive way to the loved ones we lost on this anniversary of a day that is forever in our memory,” said Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BGC Partners. “We are honored to be able to support a multitude of worthy charities and causes around the world, and I am deeply grateful for the generosity that our clients, partners and employees have continued to demonstrate for our philanthropic efforts on Charity Day and throughout the year.”Charity Day has raised approximately $137 million globally since its inception. Held in commemoration of the 658 Cantor employees and 61 Eurobrokers employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Charity Day, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, has expanded its mission to assist charitable causes worldwide.BGC President Shaun D. Lynn, said: “We are proud to be connected to such impactful charities around the world and inspired by our clients and employees’ continued dedication to Charity Day’s mission of helping others in need. It is because of these valued partners and our celebrity guests who come to BGC Partners trading floors and help raise funds on that day, that we can truly make a meaningful contribution and offer financial assistance to so many outstanding organizations globally.”BGC Charity Day was held in BGC offices across the globe including: London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, and other locations.Robert De Niro At BGC Charity DayDistinguished guests representing participating charities joined licensed brokers on the trading floors to conduct transactions with clients. In London, BGC’s affiliated charities and guest ambassadors included: actors and musicians Tom Hardy, Lindsay Lohan; comedians John Bishop, Al Murray; sports stars Anthony Joshua, Andy Carroll, Mark Cavendish, David Haye, Chris Eubank Sr. and Chris Eubank Jr. Also attending were English socialite Pippa Middleton and model Jodie Kidd.At BGC’s New York offices, affiliated charities and ambassador guests included: Donald Trump, actors and musicians Robert De Niro, Steve Buscemi, Bridget Moynahan, Carla Gugino, Malin Ackerman, Edie Falco, Jackson, Darryl McDaniels, Vinny Pastore, AnnaSophia Robb, Juliana Margulies, Rosie Perez, Uzo Aduba, Tony Danza, John Slattery, Jessie James Decker, Zachary Quinto, Theo Rossi, Vincent Piazza; media personalities Pamela Anderson, Boomer Esiason, Dr Ruth Westheimer, Gayle King, Bill Cowher, Mike Golic, Jenny McCarthy, Rosanna Scotto; sports stars Peyton & Eli Manning, Walt Frazier, Chris Snee, Dikembe Mutombo, Dwight “Doc” Gooden, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh, Maria Sharapova, Matt Harvey, Shaquille O’Neal, Shaun O’Hara, Steve Weatherford, Dellin Betances, Terrell Owens, Coach Tom Coughlin, Venus Williams, Victor Cruz, Willis Reed, Gerry Cooney, Joe Namath, Allan Houston, Eric Decker, Goose Gossage, Jeremy Lin, Woody Johnson, CC Sabathia, and Bobby Valentine. Also attending were models Constance Jablonski, Lily Aldridge, Damaris Lewis, Coco Rocha; beauty queens Nana Meriwether, Paulina Vega, Olivia Jordan, Pia Wurtzbach as well as former NASA astronaut Michael Massimino, Daniel Nigro, FDNY Commissioner, and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.To make a donation to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, please call (212) 829-4770 or visit www.cantorrelief.org.
APTN National NewsThe federal finance minister says the Liberal government’s commitments to helping Aboriginal communities is critically important.Morneau was asked about the issue Thursday while fielding questions in an online forum with universities across the country.He says Canadians gave the Liberals a mandate to follow through on their campaign commitments. Morneau also added that Canada’s economic situation is worse than expected.The Liberals made several key promises to Indigenous Canadians that were not costed in the party’s platform including delivering on all 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s probe of residential schools.Morneau has launched pre-budget consultations in advance of the Liberal government’s first fiscal plan, to be introduced in the coming months.A number of Indigenous leaders including Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellgarde have said that the government’s first budget will be a test on whether the Liberal’s are serious about renewing its relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada.During the federal election, Justin Trudeau promised to spend billions on First Nations education and clean water projects across the country.No date has been set for the budget.Looking to get involved in the pre-budget consultations? Click here-with files from The Canadian Press
TORONTO – Months after cancelling hundreds of renewable energy contracts, the Ontario government introduced legislation Thursday to scrap a law that aimed to bolster the province’s green energy industry.Premier Doug Ford promised during the spring election campaign to repeal the Green Energy Act, which was introduced by the previous Liberal government in 2009 in a bid to grow the province’s solar and wind energy supply.Critics of the act have said it resulted in an increase in electricity costs and saw the province overpay for power it did not need.Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton said Thursday repealing the law will ensure that municipalities regain planning authority over renewable projects, something that was removed under the act.“They didn’t want these wind and solar farms,” McNaughton said. “The people of Ontario should always have the final say on what gets built in their communities.”The government said that future renewable energy projects must first demonstrate need for the electricity they generate before being granted approval.The province would not say, however, if the same rules would apply to natural gas or nuclear projects.The government announced this summer it was cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts in what it called an effort to reduce electricity bills in the province. Energy Minister Greg Rickford said the move would save provincial ratepayers $790 million, but industry officials questioned the figure and predicted there would be job losses.Environmental advocacy groups and opposition parties said eliminating the Green Energy Act is largely symbolic since the contracts were already ripped up.But they argued the move would discourage those in the green energy industry, costing the province significant investments and jobs without lowering electricity bills.“It is largely symbolic, there’s no current investment going forward in green energy, there are no projects to cancel,” said NDP legislator Peter Tabuns, adding the Tory plan “doesn’t actually address the substantial problems that people have with higher bills.”Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner said the legislation will do nothing to lower electricity prices, “but it will have a chilling effect on job creation and investors in the clean economy.”“The government is doubling down on its message that Conservatives want no part of the jobs and investment in the $26-trillion global clean economy,” Schreiner said in a statement.Greenpeace Canada said that while the act was known principally as a way of procuring renewable energy, it was included in a number of other progressive environmental policies, which will now be rolled back if the bill passes.“Although a symbolic blow to renewable energy, this is another sign of the Ford government’s intent to take us back to the 1990s on environmental policy,” said Shawn-Patrick Stensil, a senior energy analyst with the organization.“An objective of Green Energy Act was to empower citizens and communities to flight climate. What we haven’t heard from the Ford government is how it will enable Ontarians to take advantage of the declining cost of renewable energy and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.”Another group, Environmental Defence, said moving away from renewable energy would be costly.“The rejection of wind and solar also comes at a time when renewables are now the cheapest form of new electricity generation in Canada, as they are in many parts of the world,” said Keith Brooks, the group’s programs director.
MUMBAI: Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) Thursday said M R Kumar has taken charge as its chairman. Kumar was Zonal Manager (in-charge) of North Zone and will hold the post of the LIC Chairman for five years, it said. T C Suseel Kumar and Vipin Anand have also taken charge as managing directors of the life insurance major. Suseel Kumar was in-charge of South Central Zone, heading operations in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka States. Anand was zonal manager heading Western Zone, covering the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Union Territories of Daman, Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
The Ohio State women’s basketball team celebrates its Big Ten championship win. It defeated Maryland 79-69 on March 4, 2018 in Indianapolis. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorFor the 12th time in 14 years, the Ohio State women’s basketball team will compete in the NCAA tournament for a shot at a national title.The Buckeyes will be the No. 3 seed in the Spokane regional and will face No. 14 George Washington in the first round of the tournament at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Columbus. No. 1 Notre Dame is the top seed in the regional.If Ohio State is able to get past the Colonials, it will face the winner of the first-round matchup between No. 6 LSU and No. 11 Central Michigan in the second round. The Buckeyes will host both games at the Schottenstein Center.This is the third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance for Ohio State under fourth-year head coach Kevin McGuff. His team has never lost in the first round of the tournament, but also has yet to advance past the Sweet Sixteen. After winning both the outright Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles, the Buckeyes will be looking to lock down the elusive national championship that has evaded the program throughout its history.With four seniors in its starting lineup — including guard Kelsey Mitchell, the third-leading scorer in women’s basketball history — all graduating after the end of this season, the Buckeyes’ window for claiming that title appears to be closing. Though they bring in four-star guard Janai Crooms, three-star forward Aaliyah Patty and four-star guard Dorka Juhasz, the Buckeyes will lose five current members of its roster. Of the returners, only redshirt juniors Makayla Waterman and Sierra Calhoun averaged double-digit minutes per game in the 2017-18 season.These games will be the final ones in Mitchell’s historic collegiate career. She is currently 30 points from tying former Southwest Missouri State guard Jackie Stiles for second on the all-time scoring list and is 164 points shy of former Washington guard Kelsey Plum. If the Buckeyes are able to advance to the final four or go as far as the finals, they will return home to Columbus for the two games in Nationwide Arena.
Andre Silva insists Portugal were the better side after scoring the only goal in their 1-0 victory against Italy on Monday night.The UEFA Nations League match between Portugal and Italy in Lisbon was decided by An Andre Silva second-half goal.Bruma played a vital role in the build-up of the goal as he squared the ball to Andre Silva, who beat Donnarumma with a shot into the left corner of the net in the 48th minute.“We were expecting a strong Italy performance, but we were up to it and did well to neutralise them,” Silva told RTP.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I have some friends in the Italian national team, but there are no friends on the pitch. I have to focus only on getting the victory for Portugal.“I did think that overall we were the better team on the night and deserved the win.”Italy’s next match in the UEFA Nations League comes next month when they travel to Poland.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Malta, October 13, 2017 – Valletta – Bahamas Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, recently attended the European Union’s Fourth “Our Oceans” Conference, held October 5 and 6 in Valletta, Malta. Hundreds of marine resource representatives from member countries met to improve and strengthen ocean resource security and policies.Keynote speakers at the international event were His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales, and His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco, both of whom spoke on the importance of marine life protection. Minister Ferreira spoke on The Bahamas’ contribution to protection of ocean ecologies.Minister Ferreira said: “We congratulate all governments that participated in this exercise to finalize this Coral Reef Life Declaration, as it solidifies our commitment to the protection of our global commons. It highlights our interconnectedness and interdependence. More importantly, it displays our dedication to a generation unborn, who, without such a declaration, may not know the wonders and abundant offerings of these great global commons.“In The Bahamas, coral reefs play a pivotal role in the continued viability of The Bahamas. They are the foundation of our unique fisheries, a tantalizer to our tourists and a first line of defense against ever-frequent storms and hurricanes. Currently, we are halfway to meeting our commitment to protect at least 20% of our near shore environment by 2020. The goal is in sight, as we are making steady progress towards the target.”The conference delivered unprecedented results in drawing support for a commitment to protecting the ocean environment and managing its conservation.Mr. Ferreira stated: “We are however, doing our part, not only through the declaration of Marine Protected Areas, but through the replanting of endangered reefs and the creation of artificial ones. Because life below water also depends on life above water, we must extend our obligations, not only to the conservation of marine environments, but to end practices that lead to ocean acidification, climate change and other harmful impacts to the Earth’s oceans.“The Coral Reef Sculpture Garden, commissioned by The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation, in 2014, is the country’s first underwater living art gallery. It is home to the largest underwater sculpture in the world and now home to thousands of coral. It is a stunning example of a multipurpose hub for the marine environment. Time is of the essence. I again applaud the finalization of this declaration, but admonish us not to become complacent, there is much that remains undone.“The outcome of the 4th ‘Our Ocean’ conference stands to prove that when the world comes together for a common cause, much can be accomplished in peace.“I understand that over 200 commitments were tabled by different countries. There were a combination of 87 NGOs, foundations, research institutes and international organizations that also made commitments.“This year’s conference has mobilized an impressive involvement of at least 100 commitments from corporate leaders and the business community, to dedicate a budget to conserving our ocean. Hopefully, the next conference will yield more obligations as we all share the same water that covers 75 percent of the Earth,” said Minister Ferreira.By: Gena Gibbs (BIS)Photo captions:Header: Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira attended the recent “Our Oceans” Conference in Malta. Also pictured at the conference is Casuarina McKinney Lambert of Bahamas Reef Environmental Education Foundation (BREEF).Insert: Group Photo of “Our Oceans” delegates in Malta, October 5 and 6, 2017. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp