Second band election yields new results for Roseau River

first_imgMelissa Ridgen APTN InvestigatesA band council re-vote in Roseau River First Nation in Manitoba has a different outcome after an election held just days earlier was declared void by a federal court judge.A new electoral officer, brought in from Pegius First Nation, held the new election on Sunday under police escort. Two of the candidates, Ken Henry and Gary Roberts won in Thursday’s election but were turfed from council after being declared ineligible by the new electoral officer.Craig Alexander prevailed as as chief in both votes. Rachel Seenie, June Thomas and Keith Nelson won council seats along with incumbent councillor Zongiday Nelson.Two elections in three days was a result of a court-challenge by out-going chief Alfred Hayden, who didn’t seek re-election. He asked a judge to remove the electoral officer chosen by custom council, arguing she had violated or wasn’t upholding, some of the election rules.On March 7 a federal court judge granted the request and named a new electoral officer for the March 9 election. But Burke Ratte, an electoral-officer-for-hire from the Peguis First Nation, was turned away by members of the community and the election was held with the original electoral officer at the helm.Hayden was back in court Friday to have the judge toss the results and have a new election with Ratte escorted by police onto the First Nation, located 90 kilometres south of Winnipeg.Many council hopefuls ran on the promise to get Roseau out of a controversial gas bar deal that’s been ongoing for a decade on the community’s $2.1-million urban reserve just outside of Winnipeg.Businessman David Doer signed over ownership of the physical gas station building to Roseau after a land designation process failed, making the land unleasable. But as APTN Investigates reported he continues to profit from a lucrative management agreement the previous chief and council signed.The business was also part of an APTN hidden camera investigation that revealed the gas bar was surreptitiously using status card numbers of some customers to sell tax-exempt gas and cigarettes to other non-status customers.last_img read more

Essar Steel Electrosteels Bhushan Steel face closure or sale

first_imgEmployees walk past an Essar Group logo outside their headquarters in Mumbai May 20, 2013.Reuters/VIVEK PRAKASH/FILESBanks took a significant step on Thursday in recovering money from chronic defaulters Essar Steel, Bhushan Steel and Electrosteel Steels when they decided to refer the three companies to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The three companies apparently owe around Rs 1 lakh crore (Essar Steel: ~Rs 37,284 crore, Bhushan Steel: ~Rs 44,478 crore and Electrosteel Steels: ~Rs 10,280 crore) to banks.The three companies are among the 12 defaulters identified by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for immediate steps to recover the loans from them.”Most likely, we will be filing the case at the NCLT soon. We know all the cases by now. The meetings are largely to finalise the application which banks will be filing to NCLT given that there is more legal backing,” Moneycontrol.com said, citing two bankers. Once referred to the NCLT, the case will have to be resolved within three months in terms of either a sell-off of assets or revival or closure. The combined production capacity of the three steel companies is about 18 million tonnes per annum, or MTPA (Essar Steel 10 MTPA; Bhushan Steel 5.6 MTPA and Electrosteel 2 MTPA).Bhushan Power, which owes about Rs 37,000 crore, will be under focus on Friday as the IDBI Bank is expected to take up the case for future course of action.At around 10.10 am on Friday morning, Bhushan Steel was up 2.75 percent at Rs 71 while Electrosteels Steel was down 6.56 percent to Rs 4.13; Essar Steel is no longer listed on the stock exchanges.The BSE Sensex was down 75 points to 31,215, dragged by Tata Steel, Hero Motocorp and ONGC.The combined production capacity of the three steel companies is about 18 million tonnes per annum.Essar Steel belongs to the Ruias who have interests in oil refinery, shipping and logistics, Bhushan Steel is headed by Brij Bhushan Singal and Neeraj Singal while Electrosteels Steel’s managing director is Umang Kejriwal. Electrosteel’s promoters hold 45 percent stake in the company and 79 percent of the shares have been pledged, according to shareholding pattern details as of March 31 2017.last_img read more

6 Easy Tips to cure your skin dryness

first_imgPeople often complain of skin dryness and opt for varied beauty products to cure it. Avoiding long, hot shower bath or drinking at least two litres of water can help you rid the problem. Femalefirst.co.uk shares tips to take care of dry skin.Avoid long, hot shower bath – True, that hot water bath relieves stress but it can also make your skin dry. Hot water reduces natural oils from body much faster than lukewarm or cold water.Use a gentle cleanser or shower gel with moisturiser – Cleanser or nice shower gels make skin smoother and removes dryness. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Use good moisturiser – If face is moisturisd properly using a good moisturiser, it helps make skin soft and smooth. Moisturisers lock in moisture and help reduce dryness.Drink plenty of water – Experts recommended to drink two litres of water every day. Drinking plenty of water will ensure your body can produce  the minerals it needs to function properly. Eat healthy – Food items or ingredients like fish (salmon and sardines), flax and walnuts help maintain body’s natural oils. Eat food items, which contain Omega-3 acids that produce natural oil and minerals to keep your body healthy. Exfoliate – Dry skin can produce dead skin cells so it is important to exfoliate weekly to get rid of these cells so your body can produce new ones.last_img read more