Austrians who move to Nova Scotia to work or study will now be able to exchange their valid driver’s licence for one in Nova Scotia. The province of Nova Scotia and the Republic of Austria have signed a reciprocity agreement on driver’s licences for passenger vehicles. “We are delighted to offer this arrangement, which makes it easier for new residents or immigrants from Austria who choose to live in Nova Scotia,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “At the same time, the process maintains our standards for driving and road safety.” If they already have a valid Austrian licence, they will not have to take a written or road test in Nova Scotia. Required vision testing will be available at Access Centres Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nova Scotians who live, work or study in Austria will have the same privileges. Mag. Ursula Zechner, director general section IV, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, said the Republic of Austria is pleased to have reached this arrangement with Nova Scotia. “This is a major step in reducing bureaucratic burdens for residents of both Austria and Nova Scotia and thus very welcome,” said Mag. Zechner. “This agreement is a vivid example of our excellent relations, which we are ready and committed to expand in all areas of mutual interest.” Austria is working to finalize agreements with other Canadian provinces. Nova Scotia has similar agreements in place with the United States, Germany, South Korea, the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, in addition to all Canadian provinces and territories. For each reciprocal agreement, Registry of Motor Vehicles staff must review a country’s driving regulations to ensure they are compatible with Nova Scotia’s.
NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister JP Nadda was named the BJP’s Working President Monday, ending weeks of speculation on whether Amit Shah, who was given charge of the home ministry, will retain both posts. Union Minister Rajnath Singh, who made the announcement, said the decision was taken after Shah expressed an intention to step aside as it would not be possible to justice to both roles. For now, Shah remains the party chief, but the workload will be shared with Nadda. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France”The BJP won several elections under the leadership of Amit Shah Ji. But since PM appointed him Home Minister, Amit Shah Ji himself said the responsibility of party president should be given to someone else,” Rajnath Singh said. Nadda enjoys the confidence of the party’s top leadership and is known to be trusted by the party’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. The 58-year-old Brahmin leader from Himachal Pradesh has a clean reputation and maintains a low profile. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics PrizeAmit Shah, who was named the home minister after the party came to power in May, had so far been juggling both responsibilities. But with assembly elections looming in four states by the end of this year, there was speculation whether he would retain the party post. Since the new cabinet of PM Modi took the oath, there was this buzz that Nadda could be named Amit Shah’s successor. He was instrumental in furthering PM Modi’s flagship programmes including Ayushman Bharat, the health-insurance scheme of his first government. This is the first time in its history that the BJP has named a working president.
“Please could Scott or anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact Police Scotland .”He is described as white, 6ft tall with a stocky build, dark hair and a thick beard.He was last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, a navy hooded jacket, grey or khaki trousers and white trainers. I’m away now. Thanks.— Scott Hutchison (@owljohn) May 8, 2018 Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.— Scott Hutchison (@owljohn) May 8, 2018 Vocalist and guitarist Hutchison is the only ever-present member of Frightened Rabbit, who have released five studio albums. The latest, Painting of a Panic Attack released in 2016, reached number 16 in the UK album charts and the 2008 release The Midnight Organ Fights made NME’s top 100 albums of the decade. The lead singer of indie rock band Frightened Rabbit has been reported missing hours after telling his fans to hug their loved ones. Police Scotland issued an urgent appeal for information to help trace Scott Hutchison, 36, who was last seen at the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry at around 1am on Wednesday.He had been reported missing from Dennistoun, Glasgow, by his family and concern is growing for his welfare.Three hours before he was last seen, Hutchison tweeted: “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not.”I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.”The frontman followed the tweet up minutes later at 11.09 with message simply reading: “I’m away now. Thanks.”His latest tweet prompted hundreds of supporters to come forward with messages of encouragement for the singer, including former Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman, who replied with: “You OK, fella? Sending love and a shoulder if you need it.” Inspector Graeme Dignan said: “We are keen to locate Scott as soon as possible to ensure he is safe and well and would urge anyone who can assist with our ongoing inquiries to come forward.”If you believe you have seen him since the early hours of Wednesday morning or know where he currently is, then please contact police immediately.”I’d also urge Scott to get in touch with family, friends, or with police, to let us know he is alright.”Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to come forward.The band, which was formed in Selkirk in Scotland in 2003, are due to perform in Glasgow on June 1. During the early years, Hutchison began performing under the name Frightened Rabbit – a name given to him by his mother to describe his shy nature as a child.He began recording and performing with his brother Grant the following year and has collaborated a number of indie acts. Scott Hutchison – lead singer of the band Frightened Rabbit A post from the Frightened Rabbit Twitter account said: “We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now.”He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now. Scott Hutchison, 36, was last seen at the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry around 1am on Wednesday (pictured hours previously)Credit:Police Scotland Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.