Ward (electoral subdivision)

A ward is a local authority area used for electoral purposes. Wards are named after neighbourhoods, parishes, geographical features and in some cases historical figures connected to the area, it is common in the United States for wards to be numbered. In Swahili/Kiswahili Local Ward is called Kata. In Australia, Monaco, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, they are an electoral district within a district or municipality, used in local government elections. In the United States, wards are subdivided into precincts for polling purposes. In the Republic of Ireland, urban Wards and rural District Electoral Divisions were renamed Electoral Divisions in 1994; the electoral districts for local authorities are popularly called "wards". These consist of multiple electoral divisions, are called "local electoral areas". In the case of a municipal amalgamation, the former cities and towns that make up the new metropolis may be referred to as wards. In certain cities of India, such as Mumbai and Delhi, a ward is an administrative unit of the city region.

The smallest administrative unit of Gram Panchayats in India is known as a ward. In Japan, a ward is an administrative unit of one of the larger cities equivalent to a London Borough or a New York Borough. In Vietnam, a ward is an administrative subunit of an inner city district. A ward in Nepal is a political division. Nine wards make up a village development committee. In parts of northern England, a ward was a sub-entity of a county, equivalent to a hundred. Wards of Canada Wards of the City of Ottawa Wards of Lake Country municipality Wards of Japan Wards and electoral divisions of the United Kingdom Wards of the City of London Wards of Tanzania Ward For more controversial/negative practices associated with ward politics see political machine. Wards of Zimbabwe

Colin Hansen

Colin Hansen is a former provincial politician for the Canadian province of British Columbia from 1996 to 2013. Hansen's most recent cabinet position was Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier from June 10, 2009 to March 13, 2011, he had served as Minister Responsible for Small Business since October 25, 2010. On November 30, 2010, he was additionally appointed as the Minister of Health Services. Hansen's previous portfolios include Minister of Finance, he served as health critic, as well as the critic for employment and investment, labour for the Official Opposition between 1996 and 2001. Hansen was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in 1996 to serve in the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena. Before being elected to the legislature, he and wife, were co-founders of Image Group, a Vancouver-based promotional products company, he served as vice-president of finance and administration for the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. After politics, Hansen served as the President of AdvantageBC, a non-government organization dedicated to promoting British Columbia as a place for international business.

He serves on several not-for-profit boards including serving as Chair of the Fraser Basin Council, Honorary Governor of the Vancouver Foundation, Arthritis Research Canada, Jack Austin School of Asia Pacific Business Studies and the Canada-Japan Society. Hansen has participated on a politics panel for CBC Vancouver's radio show CBC Early Edition. Hansen was raised on Vancouver Island, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Victoria. Colin Hansen Legislative Assembly contact information

Zimbabwe women's cricket team in Ireland in 2019

The Zimbabwe women's cricket team were scheduled to play the Ireland women's cricket team in July 2019. It would have been the first time. However, in June 2019, the tour was cancelled 48 hours before it was due to take place, due to a funding issue from Zimbabwe Cricket. Warren Deutrom, the CEO of Cricket Ireland, expressed his disappointment at the late cancellation, but made alternative arrangements for the Ireland women's team ahead of the 2019 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament; the tour was scheduled to consist of three 50-over matches and three Women's Twenty20 Internationals. The WT20Is would have taken place on the same venues as the corresponding men's fixtures. Prior to the cancellation by Zimbabwe, Cricket Ireland had considered cancelling both of the tours, following poor ticket sales for international matches earlier in the season, but the International Cricket Council provided a US $500,000 bailout. Zimbabwe women were scheduled to travel to the Netherlands following this series, to play four WT20I against the Netherlands women's cricket team, but that tour was cancelled for the same reason.

In July 2019, the International Cricket Council suspended Zimbabwe Cricket, with the team barred from taking part in ICC events. Ahead of the tour, Kim Garth was ruled out of Ireland's squad due to an injury and was replaced by Hannah Little. Series home at ESPN Cricinfo