The province is making it easier for businesses in Nova Scotia to apply for a liquor licence. Proposed amendments to the Liquor Control Act introduced today, April 26, will streamline the application process to apply for, or renew, a liquor licence. “Many restaurants and bars must contact a number of departments and comply with a number of acts and regulations,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. “This takes time and costs businesses money. We’ve been asked to make this process quicker and easier, and we have listened.” The amendments will save government an estimated $225,000 per year and also save industry money, while not compromising enforcement. The change will transfer responsibility for granting permanent liquor licences from the Utility and Review Board to the Alcohol and Gaming Division of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. The change will make the Alcohol and Gaming Division the first level of appeal for issues about licensing and enforcement. The amendments will also set up a public feedback system where objections to granting a licence can be heard. Public meetings will only be held if community members have objections. Currently, there must be an expensive, time-consuming public hearing for all licence application, even when unopposed. The Liquor Control Act regulates liquor sales and consumption in Nova Scotia and the Liquor Licensing Regulations set rules for how licensed establishments can operate.
Croatia handballDubrovnik handballMen’s EHF EURO 2018 EHF EURO champions Germany find themselves among the top 7-seeded nations when the qualification draw for the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 takes place in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 14 April 2016.Croatia are the hosts of the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 which will take place from 12 to 28 January 2018.The draw starts at 10:30 hrs local time and will be broadcast live via the EHF EURO Youtube channel and on the official website, www.ehf-euro.com.According to the current national team ranking the participating nations have been seeded in the following pots:Pot 1: France, Spain, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Sweden, IcelandPot 2: FYR Macedonia, Russia, Norway, Hungary, Slovenia, Belarus, AustriaPot 3: Serbia, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Netherlands, Portugal, LithuaniaPot 4: Slovakia, Latvia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Israel/Romania*, Turkey/Belgium*, Finland/Luxembourg*The teams will be drawn into seven groups of four teams each. The top two teams of each group as well as the best third-ranked team overall will qualify for the Men’s EHF EURO 2018.Rounds 1 and 2 of the qualification will be played from 2 to 6 November 2016. Rounds 3 and 4 will be played from 3 to 7 May 2017, and the final rounds 5 and 6 will be played from 14 to 18 June 2017.*The intermediate play-offs between these teams will be played between 6 and 10 April 2016. ← Previous Story Beach team USA over “Panamerica” – directly to WCh in Budapest this summer! Next Story → ITALY: Bozen, Romagna, and Fasano all in pole position for the semi-finals qualifications