Les Dragons corrigés par Huddersfield en quarts de finale de la Cup

Ce samedi soir les Dragons tombent de très haut. Leaders de la Super League, les Catalans avaient pointé la Cup comme l'un des gros objectifs de la saison. Mais à domicile, les joueurs de Steve McNamara n'ont pas existé en quarts de finale, face à l'efficacité offensive d'Huddersfield (6-34).

Men√©s 16-0 √† la mi-temps, apr√®s trois essais des Giants par l'arri√®re Jake Connor, Tui Lolohea et Adam Swift, les Perpignanais ont √† nouveau encaiss√© trois r√©alisations suppl√©mentaires (Sebastine Ikahihifo, Esan Marsters et Kevin Naiqama) et une p√©nalit√© lors du deuxi√®me acte. La r√©duction du score par Matt Ikuvalu √† la 56e, sera anecdotique.

Un premier coup dur

Au-delà de la défaite, et malgré quelques absences, c'est la manière qui inquiète alors que les Dragons ont insisté toute la semaine sur la défense. Cette désillusion est le premier gros coup de la saison pour des Dragons qui n'ont plus réussi à dépasser le stade des quarts de finale de cette compétition depuis leur victoire en 2018.

Les partenaires de Benjamin Garcia tenteront de se remettre la tête à l'endroit avec la réception de Hull KR, samedi prochain en Super League.

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Ontario $10 land plots draw significant interest, Cochrane mayor says

A small town in northeastern Ontario is being inundated with interest after announcing a program that would see plots of land for new home builds being offered for as low as $10 along with a five-year property tax break.

Cochrane, Ontario’s municipal council voted to adopt this plan during a special meeting last November.

Set to launch by early May at the latest, the expansion of town of more than 5,000 will include up to 1,500 new plots of land, which is roughly the size of three municipal subdivisions. These kinds of properties in Cochrane typically sell for around $50,000 each.

As for the construction and installation of infrastructure, like sewers and other utilities, that will be handled by developers with the new property owners on the hook for covering those costs.

Despite those stipulations, more than 4,000 people have already expressed interest in the program, Cochrane Mayor Peter Politis told CP24.com during an interview on Thursday.

“It's really quite remarkable, quite frankly, and we haven't even launched yet,” he said, adding that the “vast majority” of those who have reached out so far are from southern Ontario, specifically the Greater Toronto Area.

“Judging by what's happened so far, I think we're very positive about where it's gonna go and you know, we always have the opportunity to expand the settlement area.”

Town a 'Great Canadian way of living'

The mayor went on to say that Cochrane, which is more than seven hours north of Toronto, is a modern municipality where people will be proud to call home and raise a family.

He said it’s a town where people can “enjoy the Great Canadian way of living” while being able to “affordably invest” back in the community.

That's a far cry from Toronto where it could take decades to save for the down payment on a home. According to a recent housing affordability report by the National Bank of Canada, Torontonians who earn a median annual income of $91,858 about 25 years to save for a down payment on a house.

Politis, meanwhile. also noted that Cochrane has the amenities people want, including its own phone and electrical utility companies, as well as full fibre optics and full internet service throught the region and beyond.

“We have a lot to offer, and I think most people, when they experience that coming from the larger, more mainstream parts of the country, really appreciate the values that come along with that,” he said.

Politis also said there are good, well-paying jobs in the area, pointing to the region’s robust mining, forestry, and natural resources industries.

Further, he said that Cochrane is not as far north as some may think as its located along the 49th parallel and is south of both Winnipeg and Calgary.

Peter Politis Cochrane mayor

Expansion plan in works 

The municipality, he noted, has been working for more than a decade on its “comprehensive” expansion plan, which includes innovative ideas to offer people from all walks of life and socio-economic brackets the opportunity to own a home in Cochrane and live well in the town.

This includes having supports and services in place such as family doctors and healthcare, schools, and programs for seniors.

“You have to create growth. So it's a bit of a chicken and egg thing and we're working very diligently with the province on this,” Politis said.

Cochrane, he said, is also considering different ideas from developers and groups along with support agencies, who are looking at how they can assist people who don’t qualify for a mortgage among other things.

“And we're not looking at rolling in some type of crazy manner, either. The whole beauty of we provide the small town charm so we’re try to maintain that as well,” the town’s mayor said.

“I think that there's a great opportunity here. … We could be at the forefront of some pretty interesting developments that could be a template to be used in other places, which is exciting.”

Politis said Canada is the second largest country on the planet, but most of the country’s population lives within a few hundred kilometres of the U.S. border.

“I think it's a great opportunity to start a direction of expanding into other vast areas that we have in this country. It's an opportunity for Canada,” he said.


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"Un match comme on les aime" : Christophe Urios a kiffé la prestation XXL de l'ASM Clermont, en quarts de Challenge Cup

De son banc de touche, Christophe Urios a apprécié de voir ses joueurs faire exploser physiquement les Nord-Irlandais de l'Ulster, à l'heure de jeu, ce samedi au Michelin (53-14). Une performance rare de l'ASM Clermont, pas vue à pareille fête depuis longtemps.

Christophe Urios (entra√ģneur en chef de l'ASM Clermont) : "Cela a √©t√© un match comme on les aime. Et comme on n'en fait pas assez souvent ! Notamment en termes de consistance. Aujourd'hui, on a souffert parfois, mais on a √©t√© consistant. Et, c'est √ßa, le rugby ! Si chaque fois que tu es en difficult√©, tu prends ou tu donnes un essai, c'est toujours emmerdant... Et pour construire, apr√®s, c'est compliqu√©.

Physiquement, j'ai trouv√© qu'on √©tait bien (...). Avec la chaleur et l'intensit√© du match, on a r√©ussi √† les faire sauter sur ce plan physique, √† l'heure de jeu. Et aussi parce qu'on a r√©ussi √† r√©gler la conqu√™te en touche. Cela nous a p√©nalis√© en premi√®re mi-temps. Parce que, lors des moments o√Ļ on pouvait appuyer, on n'a pas r√©ussi √† le faire, soit parce que nos conqu√™tes en touche n'√©taient pas propres ou perdues. 

premium Une troisième ligne impériale : découvrez le carnet de notes des Clermontois après ASM - Ulster

Par contre, en deuxième mi-temps, on a réglé ce problème. On a eu des ballons plus propres et on les a mis en difficulté sur des mauls, comme on voulait le faire. Et puis, après, à l'heure de jeu, cela a été dur pour eux.

Concernant notre coaching, il ne faut pas tirer des conclusions trop h√Ętives. Moi, j'ai trouv√© que Beheregaray, Tixeront et Lanen ont fait un gros match. Parce que pour que la fin de match soit bonne, il faut que le d√©but le soit aussi. Ce que j'ai aim√© dans le coaching, c'est que les gars ont amen√© du caract√®re et du temp√©rament, ce qui n'√©tait pas le cas la semaine derni√®re (en 8es contre les Cheetahs, ndlr). On s'√©tait noy√© et on n'en avait pas le droit, surtout qu'on menait largement au score. Aujourd'hui, ils (les rempla√ßants) ont fait en sorte que le match bascule du bon c√īt√©.

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Jauneau a √©t√© techniquement tr√®s bon. Il a √©t√© pr√©cis sur la passe, sur le jeu au pied, dont la qualit√© a √©t√© importante, aujourd'hui. Il a su trouver cette alternance entre attaquer, mais pas trop et √©jecter (les ballons). Il y a eu une bonne connexion entre les 8, 9 et 10, plus que la semaine derni√®re. Apr√®s, c'est s√Ľr, quand tu joues comme √ßa dans l'avanc√©e, on est une bonne √©quipe.

Maintenant, la victoire d’aujourd’hui va nous faire du bien √† tous. D√©j√† √† nous, le staff, car ce n’est pas simple. Quand tu ne gagnes pas de matchs, tu es sous pression. Et elle fait du bien aux joueurs."

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60,000 complaints have been filed over Toronto's Vacant Home Tax

The number of complaints over the city’s Vacant Home Tax has ballooned to more than 60,000 after Toronto homeowners who missed the declaration deadline were told they owe thousands of dollars for leaving their properties vacant.

Several Toronto residents told CP24 on Thursday that they recently received a huge tax bill from the City of Toronto for “vacant” properties that they say are actually occupied.

The city’s Vacant Home Tax charges owners who leave their properties vacant for more than six months in a calendar year. For 2023, the taxation rate is one per cent, meaning that the tax for a property valued at $1 million is $10,000.

The deadline for homeowners to declare the occupancy status of their residence was initially set for Feb. 29 but later extended to March 15.

Two women who spoke to CP24.com said they made the declaration when the program was initially rolled out in 2022 but were unaware that they were required to do so each year.

“I’m just furious, and I’m upset, and distressed at the same time,” Riverdale resident Sophie Lem told CP24.com on Thursday after receiving a bill from the city for more than $12,000. “I don’t know what to do.”

Ward 12 Coun. Josh Matlow told CP24 Thursday that while the Vacant Home Tax is a “useful tool,” the implementation was not successful.

“The Vacant Home Tax is being used by cities as a tool to identify where there are investment properties that are just sitting around, sitting vacant that really should be used as homes in the midst of a housing affordability crisis,” he said.

“This is just a demonstration of an idea that had merit but has not been implemented well.”

Matlow urged residents in this situation not to pay the bill while the city works to resolve the issue.

“You are going to receive an updated notice to inform you about the next steps,” he told CP24 on Thursday. “I do know that they mayor and city staff are working this out because there is a recognition that this is not done well.”

In response to the influx of complaints from Toronto residents, Mayor Olivia Chow apologized for the rollout, vowing to “clean up the mess.”

"By the time I arrived here, the system was already set… It is not acceptable the way we rolled out this program. It is very new,” Chow told reporters at an unrelated news conference on Thursday.

"I promise you that I will clean this up so that next round, people will not have to line up or have to get a bill that is shocking.”

City Council Speaker Frances Nunziata called the situation a “failure in communication on the part of the city.”

"The City’s outreach efforts failed to effectively reach vulnerable populations such as seniors and those with limited English proficiency, resulting in undue financial burdens and emotional distress among affected homeowners,” she wrote in a statement released Thursday.

“With the commencement of tax bill mailouts on April 2, my office has been inundated with pleas for assistance from distressed residents facing unexpected tax liabilities.”

City spokesperson Russell Baker said the Budget Chief and Mayor will be seeking approval from council to waive the $21.24 late fee for homeowners who missed the deadline.


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Polda Metro Jaya mencatat masih banyak pemudik yang melanggar Surat keterangan Keputusan Bersama (SKB) mudik Lebaran 2024. Sebanyak 3.800 pemudik tercatat melanggar aturan ganjil-genap (gage) selama arus mudik.

"Untuk pembatasan SKB sesuai ganjil genap, Polda Metro Jaya meng-capture pelanggaran ada sekitar 3.800 pelanggaran yang tidak mengurangi sesuai dengan tanggalnya yaitu kendaraan ganjil ya harus menggunakan tanggal ganjil, tanggal genap menggunakan kendaraan genap. Ini bagi pelaksanaan mudik," kata Dirlantas Polda Metro Jaya Kombes Indah Usman kepada wartawan di Polda Metro Jaya, Jakarta, Selasa (9/4/2024).

Latif menyampaikan pihaknya juga mengamankan 7 angkutan barang yang bandel selama arus mudik. Dia mengatakan angkutan barang itu diamankan di Km 29 Tol Jakarta-Cikampek (Japek).

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"Untuk sesuai Berhubungan dengan SKB memang masih ada kendaraan barang yang kita amankan bagi tidak menghambat, yaitu ada beberapa kemarin yang sudah kita jaring ada 7 kendaraan yang kita kantongi di Km 29," ujarnya.

193 Juta Orang Bakal Mudik Lebaran

Menteri Perhubungan Budi Karya Sumadi sebelumnya membeberkan Prasangka perkiraan pemudik Lebaran 2024. Dia mengatakan sebanyak 193 juta orang akan melakukan mudik tahun ini. Dari total jumlah tersebut, ada 28,4 juta di antaranya berasal dari Jabodetabek.

"Berdasarkan hasil survei yang dikerjakan oleh Badan Kebijakan Transportasi (BKT), terdapat tren peningkatan potensi pergerakan masyarakat secara nasional pada masa SeRisalah 2024 yaitu sebesar 71,7% dari jumlah penduduk Indonesia sebanyak 193 juta orang," kata Budi dalam jumpa pers virtual persiapan mudik 2024, Minggu (17/3).

Sementara itu, sebanyak 28 juta orang diperkirakan akan meninggalkan Jabodetabek. Budi menyebut pemudik Lebaran tahun ini akan meningkat.

"Dari Prasangka tersebut sebesar 14,6 persen atau 28,4 juta orang penduduk Jabodetabek akan melakukan perjalanan di masa mudik Lebaran 2024, hal ini mengindikasikan bahwa terdapat kecenderungan peningkatan minat masyarakat bagi melakukan perjalanan mudik Lebaran 2024 dibandingkan tahun 2023 sebesar 45,8 persen atau 123 juta orang," katanya.

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