first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Social gaming Zynga has big expectations of acquisitions Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 3rd August 2018 | By contenteditor Zynga has cited ongoing growth in its mobile gaming business as the key reason behind a 8% increase in revenue during the second quarter, while the social gaming company also reported better-than-expected results elsewhere. Revenue amounted to $217m (€187.4m) and bookings climbed 12% to £233.9m. Zynga saw 7% year-on-year revenue growth within its mobile business during Q2, with this part of the group now responsible for 89% of total revenue. The revelation comes after Farmville creator Zynga bolstered its mobile arm offering in Q2 when it acquired mobile games developer Gram Games for $250m. Gram Games titles have collectively been downloaded more than 170 million times worldwide. In a statement, Zynga said the Gram Games deal, as well as its acquisition of Casual Cards last year, will have more of an impact on business during the third quarter. “We anticipate that our year-over-year growth will benefit from full quarter contributions from our Casual Cards and Gram Games acquisitions as well as strength across our forever franchises,” Zynga said in a statement. “We continue to expect our sequential and year-over-year progression to be affected by declines in web and older mobile games. Despite revenue growth, Zynga did report an 11% year-on-year drop in adjusted EBITDA, as well as a loss of $900,000, compared to profit of $5.1m in Q2 of last year. However, Zynga was seemingly happy with the result, saying that the adjusted EBITDA figure was above guidance by $7.7m. Similarly, Zynga said net loss was some $14.1m ahead of initial forecasts. Zynga added: “Looking forward, we remain committed to growing Zynga in four ways; delivering growth in our live services; building new games with the goal of creating forever franchises; investing in emerging mobile technologies; and exploring M&A opportunities that will enhance our growth potential. “We’re excited about how we’re executing against our growth strategy as we prioritise delivering value to our players, employees and investors.” Casino & games Farmville creator expects Casual Cards and Gram Games to boost Q3 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

first_imgScarlett Johansson and Oxfam illustrate how to gift better this holiday season Howard Lake | 28 December 2011 | News  42 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity christmas Humour This humorous Christmas animation features actress Scarlett Johansson promoting Oxfam America’s virtual gifts as good ideas for Christmas presents, contrasting them with the all too frequent unwanted and inappropriate presents. She encourages people to give gifts that do good: books for children, a goat for a farmer, or a water pump for a village.According to Oxfam America Spurs Holiday Gifts With ‘Cheeky’ Campaign at The Chronicle of Philanthropy, by 22 December 2011, “4,724 people have clicked through the video to the site, resulting in more than $87,000 in donations from 778 transactions”.  41 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible THOUSANDS of participants brought humour, colour and sound to the streets of Limerick City on Saturday, July 7, to celebrate LGBT+ Pride as the week-long festival came to a close.Although the parade and encompassing festival brings fun and a touch of frivolity to the city, there was also a timely reminder of what Limerick and other Pride festivals are about, showing solidarity among the community as well as highlighting the rights that are denied to people of the LGBT+ community in several other countries.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Pride 2018 Parade makes its way up Henry Street.In his speech at the garden party in the Hunt Museum after the parade, Limerick Pride Parade Grand Master Richard Lynch said: “In Russia now, people are being murdered for who they love, what they look like, who they are, it’s so wrong.“We need to stand in solidarity with these people, they’re not as lucky as us. Anti-LGBT discrimination, based on people’s sexual orientation, gender identity, arrests, job discrimination, it’s happening all over the world,” he said.“Some people are not here today because they were afraid to come,” he explained highlighting some of the issues those in rural Ireland may face.“People in rural Ireland are still not being accepted by our communities, that’s why we are here today marching, it’s for those people,” he by Luke Culhane for Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter Email NewsCommunityLimerick Pride highlights global issuesBy Cian Reinhardt – July 11, 2018 1366 center_img Print Previous articleBD opens new state of the art R & D facility, creating 85 new jobs for LimerickNext articleResidents air serious concerns over work on Northern Distributor Road Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Could Alfie be the new Nose of Tralee? Facebook TAGSCommunityFestivalLGBTLGBT LimerickLimerick PrideRichard Lynch Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Pinterest House sales down in Donegal according to News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Over 23-thousand houses were sold across the country in the first six months of the year.Dublin saw the most sales at almost 7,500, an increase of 11% on the same period last year.The analysis of the property price register shows that Cork came in second, followed by Kildare, Galway and Meath.Sales fell in six counties, with Donegal registering 568 homes sold. That’s down 14.5%, the third sharpest fall behind Longford and Sligo. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleMc Elduff hopes new evidence will shed light on Arkinson disappearanceNext articleMacNiallais stars as Donegal win New York title News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Twitter Google+ By News Highland – September 11, 2017 last_img read more

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Sponsored Content You Might Like Bulldogs power past Warriors On a night where there is much to celebrate already, the Pike County Bulldogs gave their fans, both young and… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits In personnel action, the board:• Approved Monica E. Law as a Rodeo and Equestrian Club volunteer.• Approved the hiring of Sarah Toney as CNP worker at Goshen Elementary School.• Approved the hiring of Melissa Davis for Pike County High School registrar position.• Approved the hiring of Edward Robinson as welding instructor at Troy/Pike Regional Center for Technology.The board approved the request from Elizabeth Grubbs to attend the Minority Leadership Conference in Orange Beach on Nov. 5. All expenses will be paid by the Alabama Education Association.The board also approved a request for Mrs. Belcher and Mr. Stinger and six students to attend the Alabama State Department of Education Career Tech Joint Leadership Development Council in Montgomery on Sept. 27 and 28. Expenses will be paid by using the Perkins funds and funds from HOSA.Approval was given for Brook Terry to attend an equipment workshop in Mississippi Sept. 29 and 30. Expenses will be paid by the Child Nutrition Program.The board also approved a resolution for the FY 2011 Foundation Program.and a contract with East Central Mental Health with a proration stipulation. Latest Stories Email the author Published 9:57 pm Monday, September 13, 2010 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen The Monday budget hearing was the second state-required hearing. The first was held on Sept. 13. Following the Monday hearing, the board of education approved the school budget for FY 2011 at its September regular meeting.The budget included $13,171,203 in state funding, $5,497,487 in federal funding, $4,817,203 in local funding and $25,000 in funding from other sources.The budget reflected an increase of 8 percent in federal funding and a reduction in state funding of 6 percent. Local funding dropped 2 percent. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sixty-six percent of the budget will be directed toward instructional service and support. Ten percent will be dedicated to operations maintenance and 16 percent to auxiliary services.Although Bazzell said he is “comfortable” with the $2.7 million general fund reserves, he said he does not anticipate growing the reserves in face of possible proration.Federal dollars have made it possible for the school system “to do a lot” and also to put funds aside for a rainy day.“And, we have had our share of rainy days over the last three years,” Bazzell said. By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Pike County Board of Education approved the annual school budget Monday for FY 2011 with anticipated revenue of $23,510,713.Dr. Mark Bazzell, Pike County superintendent of education, said the budget reflects an increase in federal dollars due to Stimulus Package funding and also includes federal dollars in the $2.7 million school system’s general fund reserves.“These dollars will disappear at the end of FY 2011,” Bazzell said. “However, I feel confident going into FY 2011 with the budget that we have presented.” Print Article PCBOE approves budgetlast_img read more

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Ahead of the gameOn 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. ManchesterUnited is not alone in failing to line up a replacement for its glorious leaderSir Alex Ferguson. As Nic Paton reports, the pressing issue of successionplanning is far too often ignored by HR – so now is the time to take steps to abrighter futureAcouple of years ago leadership development specialist Jeremy Webster was calledto an engineering and electrical firm to advise on succession planning. Sittingdown with the key board members, it quickly became clear the company faced amajor problem.”Some70 per cent of its senior management were at the top end of the age group andsoon to be retiring. They suddenly realised they did not have anyone to replacethem, and they had to do something about it, and quickly,” he says.Tocompound the problem, the organisation was operating in a male-dominatedenvironment and in a sector where few graduates were coming on to the market,says Webster, a partner at training and development consultancy MaST International.Thismay be an extreme example of what can go wrong when an organisation leavessuccession planning until the eleventh hour, but it is by no means unusual.With population demographics on both sides of the Atlantic starting to changeas the baby boomers of the 1960s approach retirement age, succession planningis an issue businesses need to address urgently. AsBill Byham, chairman and CEO of Development Dimensions International, puts it:”We estimate 50 per cent of senior jobs within some organisations will beopen in the next five years. Within the US government, we are looking at 50 percent within three years and 75 per cent within five years. For older companiesor established ones it is going to be pretty similar.”Successionplanning is not solely about how you replace the Jack Welchs, Richard Bransonsor Sir Alex Fergusons of this world. It can mean simply how you ensure yourmarketing department does not take its eye off the ball when the directorleaves in two years. At this level, the constant downsizing of middlemanagement and the shifting psychology of the workplace – with the end of thejob for life and an increasingly fluid, mobile talent pool of people – hasexacerbated matters.Noone organisation will follow the same pattern or have the same needs when itcomes to succession planning. But, broadly speaking, getting it right involvesfollowing five key steps.1Work out where you are goingTraditionally,HR directors used to have a ‘people map’ of their organisation. It was reasonablystable and there was a pipeline of people moving up the organisation that were,metaphorically, tagged to slot into a particular role at a future date, saysIan Tinsley, senior director at Hay Group UK.Now,though, not only do people move around much more, but also the business mightsuddenly decide to buy a rival or agree a joint venture or partnership. Thebusiness environment is much more dynamic and fast moving, and so that muchharder to plan ahead for.”Youhave to have as clear an understanding about what is the name of the game overthe next two to three years. What does the strategy say? What are you hoping toachieve? Have you got the core competencies to achieve that and have you gotthe pool of people who will help meet those evolving needs?” he asks.Muchof the debate in HR over the past few years has been how to ensure HRprofessionals become more strategic and business-oriented in their outlook andensure they are not simply sitting to one side of the business. This is nevermore the case than in succession planning.Forthe HR professional, the trick, then, is to get beyond the humdrum, day-to-dayproblems of the business, argues Webster. “HR is so busy looking at theimmediate problem that future problems are diminished until they become immediateproblems,” he says.2Decide what skills you need to deliver on future goalsUnderstandingwhere you are going requires an awareness of what you need to get there. One ofthe first elements of this, argues HR consultancy Mercer Human Resource Consulting,is adopting a definition of leadership. Thisshould be a definition of the sort of leadership currently in place at theorganisation, what is best suited to it and what is needed in the future.Partand parcel with this is the need to work out the critical business roles withinthe organisation, and make an assessment of the key talent. These might be topperformers or high flyers at the organisation, but they might also simplymanagers further down the scale that are doing a good job, argues Phil Probert,managing consultant for people and organisational change practice at PAConsulting.Ifemployees are being exposed to uninspiring or demotivating managers, it makessense that, if you want to bring talent to the surface in your organisation,that is where you need to focus. It is not so much the 5-10 per cent of highflyers you should be worried about, but the other 95 per cent, he suggests.”Ifyou find you have got pockets of excellence and pockets of disillusion, thenthat is when you have got to focus on what it is that is happening and what isdriving behaviour, and aim to reinforce the good and manage out the bad,”he says.”Itis like a football team,” adds MaST’s Webster. “If the people in itdo not have the right skills, they do not play. But the whole thing has to begeared to where the business is going, not where it is now. It is about tryingto develop people so that the business benefits.”Trainingand development will normally be at the centre of this process. ITN, forinstance, underwent a significant rethink of its training and developmentprocesses last year in which succession planning was a central element. Itlaunched a talent spotting exercise among its 1,000 or so staff that includedexpanding the trainee scheme, focused on the company’s secondment scheme andtook a close look at its systems for mentoring.Along hard look at your managers is also important, as it is they who must bringthe right people on board. Managers tend to fall into two groups,talent-finders and talent-avoiders, says independent recruitment consultantJames Simpson.Talent-findersmake recruitment a priority, allocate time in their diaries to it, makethemselves available and do not ‘lose’ candidates because of delays. They arenever afraid to hire someone who will challenge everyone in their organisation,they are persuasive and enthuse employees and reach decisions effectively andmake offers that are accepted.Conversely,talent-avoiders tend to be suspicious of the people coming up beneath them,reschedule and delay interviews, avoid people who are too young,over-qualified, too expensive or could challenge others in the team, includingthem. 3Work out how to measure your current skills against those you will need in thefutureAccurateassessment of the skills within your organisation is needed if successionplanning is not to be a waste of time. The methods organisations will use willinevitably vary, but will normally centre on measuring an individual’scompetencies and performance, both past and predicted.Accordingto DDI’s Byham, who is also the co-author of Grow Your Own Leaders, it isimportant to look at four main elements: job challenges, organisationalknowledge, competency to do the job and ‘derailers’. Derailers, he argues, arethings that cause executives to fail, perhaps a certain management style or apsychological block, even something in their history or personal or familymake-up.”Competenciesare often not up to date and aimed at how the organisation is now rather thanwhat the organisation is going to be in five or 10 years’ time,” he says.Mostorganisations will use a variety of assessment tools, such as assessmentcentres, tests, interviews, performance appraisal processes and accelerationcentres. But it is critical that behaviour is followed up and checked, as fewerthan 10 per cent of organisations do this, says Byham.SunMicrosystems, for instance, uses a ‘leadership skill profile’ to define thepeople and business management skills of its executives. It also uses360-degree appraisal, performance reviews, leadership training and educationand leadership conferences.Therapidly changing dynamic of the workplace means any system for measuring talenthas to work that much more quickly, adds Byham.Firmsneed to develop a wide pool of talent – ideally a porous one – which they candraw upon. “People can enter the pool at different times in their careers.It is for the people who would benefit the most from rapid development,” heexplains.Candidatesneed to be given fast-track assignments, such as opening new plants, running adivision, launching a product or overseeing a downsizing initiative. 4Address gapsDespitemany CEOs spending a lot of time worrying about whether they have the rightpeople, both for the present and the future, the greatest challenge for the HRdirector can be getting succession planning on the board agenda, making it apriority and keeping it there.”Thereneeds to be a strong HR person who can get this on the agenda. Someone who hasthe weight to have this kind of debate with colleagues in the senior managementteam is critical. Life goes on, people forget about it,” argues HayGroup’s Tinsley.Aprofessional development strategy that targets key talent should be put inplace, suggests Mercer Human Resource Consulting. A strong retention programmeshould complement this.Oneof the biggest mistakes in succession planning, and perhaps one of the mostcommon, is for an executive to seek a replacement rather than a successor. Itis no doubt human nature for an executive to want someone who will simply takethe business forward in his own image, but it may not be the best course forthe business.Ahigh-profile, long-serving boss can also eventually become his own worst enemy.The longer, for instance, that veteran retailer Ken Morrison remains at thehelm of supermarket chain Morrison – even if the firm is one of the most solidperformers in the FTSE – the louder the mutters become from the City. Therecent death of his deputy John Dowd has not helped matters. “Whena senior manager leaves the stock can go down by 10 per cent. But, conversely,GE can lose three top executives and see its stock go up because it has animage of having a deep pool of good people,” says Byham.Anothercommon error includes trying to keep it in the family. Passing it to a childmust make proper business sense, not just be sentimentally attractive. Asuccession panel can often be a useful solution in this sort of situation.Andonce at the top, one of the hardest things is knowing when it is right to go.Bill Gates’ decision in January 2000 to hand day-to-day power at Microsoft overto Steve Ballmer, who became CEO while he became ‘chief software architect’,was all the more remarkable as a result.5Maintain skillsSuccessionplanning needs to be an ongoing process, not a one-off reaction to a panic,stresses Caroline Dunk, chairman of consultancy CDA. It is also important tomake sure that, having been groomed for the top, key talent is not simplyheadhunted.”Successionplanning is an area that is consistently done badly. It has been handled as astandalone process, a one-off by the board that has no link into other HR orcompetency processes. Often it is not integrated, accurate or strategic,”she says.Dunkcites the example of an internet service provider she worked with that hadsplit its annual appraisal from its development planning process. Anotherclient, a food company, literally had no strategic thinkers on board. Moreoptimistically, within the UK at least, most large organisations have by nowrecognised the need for diagnosing the needs and competencies of theiremployees, and the value of coaching and mentoring, argues Fiona Sellers,director of HR consultancy Courtenay, Insome areas, succession planning has even moved out of the workplace. She citesthe example of a high-flying City worker whose firm recently spent £40,000 onassessing and managing his lifestyle – at work and home – to help him, forinstance, relax and carve out time for creative thinking.”Successionplanning is a process that needs to be regularly updated, perhaps even everymonth. Most organisations will panic and do succession planning behind closeddoors – it’s white smoke coming out of the chimney,” adds CDA’s Dunk.”Youneed to have a clear set of succession criteria for the process – all jobsabove a certain level will be solved by this process, or a certain number ofmoves a year. You need very clear criteria from the beginning.” last_img read more

first_imgReindeer were introduced 70 years ago to the Stromness Bay area on the subantarctic island of South Georgia, and the herd is still surviving. Two glaciers confine the herd, and movements are restricted even within the area due to a rugged topography. The Husvik herd has recently expanded its range within this area, and today approximately 88% of the vegetated area is affected by grazing. The grazing effects are described, and the value of the introduction as a natural experiment is discussed.last_img read more

first_img October 9, 2015 View post tag: Migrants Irish frigate LÉ Samuel Beckett transferred 474 rescued people, to the port of Vibo, Italy, Oct 7.Having rescued 242 persons from a wooden barge on Monday, October 5, the LÉ Samuel Beckett was subsequently tasked with taking the transfer of a further 232 persons who had been rescued by the Italian Coastguard Vessel Luigi Datilo.Transfers were conducted at sea utilizing LÉ Samuel Beckett’s RHIBs (rugged hull inflatable boats).On completion of embarkation, the ship proceeded north to the nominated port of safety, Vibo, Valentia. The ship provided sustained care to the 474 rescuees embarked, including 4 infants en route.[mappress mapid=”17140″]Image: Irish Navy View post tag: Irish Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today LÉ Samuel Beckett Brings 474 Migrants to Safety Authorities LÉ Samuel Beckett Brings 474 Migrants to Safety View post tag: Vibo Valentia Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgSource: Getty ImagesGroceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Mark White is seeking views from bakery companies which supply the supermarkets to find out whether they are being treated fairly.It forms part of the GCA annual survey and is described as a valuable opportunity for baked goods suppliers to the UK’s largest supermarkets to tell GCA about any code issues they are facing and whether the regulated retailers are treating them fairly and lawfully.GCA regulated the relationship between direct suppliers and the UK’s 13 largest supermarkets.For the first time the survey will also ask suppliers to provide positive feedback to their retailers as well as saying what has not worked so well.This will be the eighth year the survey has been conducted and, as in previous years, it will be carried out by independent polling company YouGov.From the beginning, the survey has played an important role in helping the GCA to achieve progress for suppliers, demonstrating where retailers’ efforts have improved Code compliance and identifying areas for them to make improvements, it said.“This survey will be immensely valuable in helping me identify the issues the groceries sector is facing as well as guiding my future work. What suppliers can tell me is particularly important as this is my first year as GCA and the sector is still working under the challenges of Covid and Brexit so I am asking them to be as frank as possible. Their answers can help their businesses,” said White.“I have decided to include two innovations this year. First, I would like to hear from suppliers who think the retailers are doing a good job so I can highlight success and share good practice.”The second is that after the main survey has closed, YouGov will carry out some detailed interviews with suppliers on issues arising from the findings. Those interested in taking part should provide contact details at the end of the survey.“For example, in the last survey just over a third of respondents still reported Code-related issues even though the results showed progress across many areas. I would like to understand more clearly why this is the case,” he added.White emphasised that all information will be treated with complete confidence.The survey closes on 21 February and GCA will publish the results in spring/summer. You can take part in the survey via this link.last_img read more

first_imgGov’t Mule brought their Southern rock style out West last night, performing at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas along their ongoing late winter tour. Mule put down a great performance in Sin City, calling on blues guitarist Chris Tofield and Chris Vos, of opening band The Record Company, for a memorable night of music yesterday, March 4th.The collaborations began when Mule called on Tofield at the end of the first set, jamming out the song “Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home.” Vos would join in during the encore, letting loose on the blues standard “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl,” before Tofield joined again for the finale, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man.”Check out some YouTube videos of the collaboration as well as the setlist, all posted below. Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Brooklyn Bowl | Las Vegas, NV | 3/4/17Set One: World Boss, Mr. High & Mighty, Steppin’ Lightly, About To Rage, Whisper In Your Soul, Doing It To Death, Time To Confess, Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home*Set Two: Railroad Boy, She Said She Said, Tomorrow Never Knows, Fallen Down, The Other One Jam, Kind Of Bird, 30 Days In The Hole, I Don’t Need No DoctorEncore: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl&, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man*&* = With Chris Tofield& = With Chris Vos[Photo by Rex-A-Vision]last_img read more

first_imgIn 1994, Richard Lazarus was named to the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly created federal advisory committee on environmental justice. Among its responsibilities: helping implement President Bill Clinton’s executive order on environmental justice. But the task force’s first act, recalled the Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law, amounted to a coup.Then-EPA chief Carol Browner????s decision to have the head of a state agency lead the group was “a major misstep” said Lazarus, and the committee promptly rejected her choice. “You don’t put the head of a state agency in charge of anything to do with environmental justice.”The rebuff highlighted a glaring disconnect within the environmental justice movement at the time, Lazarus said. “The whole problem was that mainstream environmental groups and agencies had not been paying attention to the needs and distinct interests, from the environmental protection perspective, of low-income communities and communities of color in the United States.”When the student-led Harvard Environmental Law Society (HELS) hosts the 26th annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference Friday and Saturday at HLS, decision-makers representing a range of sectors in the environmental justice movement will be part of the discussion. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of Clinton’s executive order, the two-day event will explore the current environmental justice landscape, as well as strategies to uphold environmental law as a national priority.“Unlike the EPA back in the 1990s, the students got it,” said Lazarus who praised the conference planners for bringing together community organizers with “people who have been major players and inspirational leaders in this area from all walks.”“This is not just something where there are going to be a bunch of national leaders who run the show. It is all about community empowerment.”In preparing to bid for the national conference, a team of students led by HELS co-presidents Genevieve Parshalle ’15 and Cecilia Segal ’15 considered a framework built around a hot-button issue such as climate change or hydraulic fracking. They opted instead for a subject they think has received less attention, but could “gain traction” with other students.“Environmental justice is more interdisciplinary and touches on things like social justice, civil rights,” said Segal. “A lot of people are passionate about those topics and we realized we would get a much broader appeal with a topic like this; this is actually more about humans affected on a daily basis.”Among the roughly 200 attendees will be social scientists, lawyers, community organizers, representatives from state and federal agencies, grass-roots activists, and students.“I am thrilled to be attending Harvard Law School’s Environmental Justice Conference,” said Curt Spalding, regional administrator for EPA New England. “Environmental justice is such an important topic, one that is in fact critical to EPA’s mission.”The first day of the conference will explore the roots of the environmental justice movement and include a talk by Texas Southern University’s Robert Bullard, whom many consider the father of the environmental justice movement. Lisa Jackson, former EPA head and now vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple, will also speak.On Saturday, the discussion will turn to specific issues of food justice, urban environmental justice, and access to clean energy. The event will conclude with a series of informal discussion sessions with Spalding and representatives from other federal agencies. Organizers plan to blog about the conference for the EPA’s website.“I think it is just an amazing opportunity to see what happens when you get all these people together with the express purpose of thinking about what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, and how can we move forward on this topic,” said Parshalle. “It will be really exciting to see what suggestions come out of it, and to see if we can really help move the conversation forward.”Harvard is emerging as a national presence in environmental law, said Lazarus. In 2005, the School hired Jody Freeman, a leading scholar in administrative and environmental law, to launch its environmental law program. Today the program includes a clinic and the Environmental Policy Initiative, a resource for federal and state officials.“It would have been unimaginable anytime before now since 1970 to have Harvard host this meeting,” said Lazarus. “But the fact we are really is a statement about where the program has come.”Both the Law School’s commitment to the issue and the students involved in the environmental program were critical in securing the conference, he added.“The students are extraordinary. They put in the bid. They came up with the environmental justice theme. They did it. … It’s a wonderfully, sensitively constructed program.”Asked about the status of environmental justice 20 years after Clinton’s order, Lazarus said, “In the mid-’90s there was a tremendous sense that we were going to see a sea change in the ways that environmental laws were administered and enforced. I think that those very optimistic sentiments have been realized, but only in part.”To learn more about the conference, visit the NAELS 2014 website.last_img read more

first_imgThe National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently announced the election of seven Harvard faculty members among its 84 new members and 21 foreign associates. Members are chosen for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, and will be formally inducted into the NAS at its annual meeting next year.The newly elected members of Harvard include:Robert H. Bates, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government in the departments of government and African and African American Studies. Bates’ research focuses on the political economy of development, particularly in Africa, and on violence and state failure.Catherine Dulac, Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dulac’s group uses molecular, genetic, and electrophysiological techniques to explore the molecular and neuronal basis of innate social behaviors in the mouse. They investigate the architecture and functional logic of neuronal circuits underlying pheromone signaling and the phenomenon of genomic imprinting in the brain.Scott V. Edwards, professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, curator of ornithology, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Edwards’ major interests include multilocus phylogeography and speciation in birds, genome evolution during the transition from reptiles to birds, host-pathogen interactions, the evolutionary consequences of disease outbreaks, and statistical models for inferring multilocus phylogenies, and historical demography.Alfred L. Goldberg, professor of cell biology, Harvard Medical School. Goldberg’s major discoveries have concerned the biochemical mechanisms and physiological regulation of protein breakdown in cells and the importance of this process in human disease. His laboratory first demonstrated the non-lysosomal ATP-dependent pathway for protein breakdown, now termed the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway.Jeannie T. Lee, professor of genetics and pathology, Harvard Medical School, molecular biologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Lee specializes in the study of epigenetic regulation by long noncoding RNA using X-chromosome inactivation as a model system. Her lab has made several contributions toward understanding how RNA directs chromatin and gene expression change.Bruce Western, professor of sociology, Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy, director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, faculty chair of the Criminal Justice Policy and Management Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Western’s research broadly studies the relationship between political institutions and social and economic inequality. He has long-standing interests in criminal justice policy, incarceration, and the effects of incarceration on poor communities.Hao Wu, Asa and Patricia Springer Professor of Structural Biology, professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, and Boston Children’s Hospital’s program in cellular and molecular medicine. Wu’s lab focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanism of signal transduction by immune receptors, especially innate immune receptors. Her lab uses X-ray crystallography in conjunction with other biochemical and biophysical methods, such as electron microscopy, to elucidate the protein-protein interactions involved in these processes.The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that was established under a congressional charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and — with the National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council — provides science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations.last_img read more

first_imgP.S. Tony nominee Josh Gad will be joining Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench and more in Kenneth Branagh’s film remake of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gad is set to play the slightly alcoholic, nervous assistant to Depp’s character.P.P.S. The 28th Annual Gypsy of the Year competition will take place on December 5 and December 6 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the event celebrates ensemble members. Sophie Okonedo(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Sophie Okonedo to Star Opposite Damian Lewis in The GoatSophie Okonedo will join the previously announced Damian Lewis in a new production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? in the West End. She won a Tony for A Raisin in the Sun and garnered a Tony nod for The Crucible earlier this year; Okonedo also received an Oscar nomination for Hotel Rwanda. Directed by Ian Rickson, the show is scheduled to play a strictly limited 12-week season at London’s prestigious Theatre Royal Haymarket from March 24, 2017 through June 24.Sell/Buy/Date Extends Off-BroadwaySell/Buy/Date, the new play written and performed by Tony winner Sarah Jones, has extended by a week off-Broadway through November 20. Directed by Carolyn Cantor, the limited engagement, an exuberant new show inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry, is playing at New York City Center’s The Studio at Stage II.Daveed Diggs & More Set for The 24 Hour PlaysTony winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), Justin Bartha (The Hangover), Jason Biggs (Orange is the New Black), Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation), Raúl Castillo (Looking), Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom), Tracie Thoms (Falsettos), Jenna Ushkowitz (Waitress) and so many more have boarded this year’s The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. The event, which brings together talent that writes, directs and perform six original plays within 24 hours, is slated to take place at the American Airlines Theater on November 14.Fox’s Rocky Horror’s Ratings InPreliminary ratings are in for Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show and they’re down on the 12.2 million viewers that Grease: Live picked up for the network. The remake garnered 4.9 million total viewers, landing in fourth place compared to other stations, although it moved up to second in the all-important 18-49 demographic. The Wrap reports that CBS won the night with its football coverage.Watch Heidi Blickenstaff in Freaky FridayCheck out below a sneak peek video of Broadway favorite Heidi Blickenstaff singing “After All of This and Everything” from the second act of Disney’s Freaky Friday. Penned by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Signature Theatre’s world premiere production is running through November 20 in Arlington, VA.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe statement was made following the ministry’s decision to delay such a ban on major highways across the country. to January 2023 from its initial schedule of January 2021.Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said in Jakarta on Feb. 24 that the government postponed the ban following demands from the industrial sector as the country is facing an economic slowdown.“We actually wanted to impose the ODOL regulation. However, on the other hand, we are facing economic challenges due to the coronavirus epidemic that hit our industries,” the minister said according to a press release.Despite the delay, the director general warned that shipping companies, truck dealers and assembling companies would “suffer losses” if they keep producing and using oversized trucks. Overloaded and oversized freight trucks will be prohibited from using the toll roads between Jakarta and Bandung starting this month to reduce congestion and prevent damage to the roads, the Transportation Ministry has announced.The ministry’s land transportation director general, Budi Setiyadi, said the ban affected the Tanjung Priok toll road in North Jakarta and the Cikampek toll that links Jakarta and major industrial areas in West Java.“There should not be any ODOL [overloaded and oversized trucks] on toll roads between Jakarta and Bandung. We will discuss the technicalities today,” Budi said in Jakarta on Monday. “The [existing] vehicle could not be registered for periodic test, while we wouldn’t issue SRUT [for newly produced trucks], so they could not be registered with the police,” he said.SRUT is a license issued by the Transportation Ministry to vehicle manufacturers and assembling companies that certifies a vehicle’s roadworthiness and compliance with safety specifications.The license is mandatory for vehicle owners to obtain the registration certificate (STNK) and vehicle ownership documents (BPKB) from the police.Under Law No. 22/2009 on traffic and road transportation, drivers of oversized and overloaded trucks may be sentenced to two months in prison and fines of up to Rp 500,000 (US$34.76).Article 277 of the law also stipulates that truck manufacturers and assembly companies that create or modify trucks to alter the original specifications can be sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of up to Rp 24 million.However, weak law enforcement means many overloaded trucks are still on the roads.Citing data from the Public Works and Housing Ministry, Budi said the government had to spend Rp 43 trillion annually to repair roads prematurely damaged by overloaded and oversized trucks. (mpr)Topics :last_img read more

first_imgIndonesia has cancelled the haj pilgrimage this year for people in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation due to concerns over the coronavirus, the religious affairs minister said on Tuesday.Each year hundreds of thousands of Indonesians go on the haj to Saudi Arabia, where Islam’s two holiest sites — Mecca and Medina — are located. For many Indonesians, the religious pilgrimage is a once-in-a lifetime event, with the average wait time 20 years due to a quota system, according to the country’s cabinet secretariat.Saudi authorities have already said the haj and umrah pilgrimages — which attract millions of travellers from around the world — will remain suspended until further notice. Topics : Fachrul Razi, Indonesia’s religious affairs minister, said the decision to cancel hajj this year was made due to concerns over the coronavirus and ongoing travel restrictions.The quota for Indonesian pilgrims this year was 221,000, with more than 90 percent already registered to go, according to the religious affairs ministry website.Dewi, an employee of a telecommunications company in Jakarta and registered to perform the pilgrimage this year, told Reuters that while she had waited six years, she had made peace with the news.”If that is the decision, I will accept it,” said Dewi, who did not want to give her full name. “After all I believe that everything happens with God’s permission.” last_img read more

first_img July 09, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Announces Protections from Foreclosures and Evictions Through Aug. 31center_img Economy,  Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today signed a new executive order that protects homeowners and renters from eviction or foreclosure until Aug. 31, if they have not received assistance from a new program administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) or are not already receiving relief through one of several federal foreclosure moratorium programs or judicial orders. Lenders and property owners that receive funds through the PHFA program agree not pursue foreclosure or eviction actions as a condition of participation in the program.“I am taking this action to help families know they will have a roof over their heads and a place to live while all of us fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gov. Wolf. “It takes one more burden off of people who are struggling and ensures that families can remain in their homes so they can protect their health and wellbeing.”The governor signed legislation in May providing $150 million for rental assistance and $25 million for mortgage assistance through PHFA with CARES Act funds. PHFA began accepting applications July 6.Eligibility information and applications for renters and homeowners is available on the PHFA website.See frequently asked questions about the executive order.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Housing Finance Agency, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have each extended eviction and foreclosure protections for housing under their authority to Aug. 31.In almost all circumstances, renters and homeowners are required to continue making monthly payments if they can. Pennsylvanians struggling to make monthly payments should contact their landlord or mortgage servicer immediately. The governor’s executive order does not apply to proceedings regarding property damage or illegal activity.The governor previously signed an executive order suspending evictions and foreclosures, which expires Friday. That action followed a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order which closed court eviction proceedings until May 11.Ver esta página en español.last_img read more

first_imgYngve Slyngstad, outgoing chief executive officer of NBIMNBIM said its response to the dialogue’s consultation had called for consolidation of reporting standards.The investment manager also said in the report that it had stepped up its game in the field of responsible investment.“As we head into a new decade, we are working more systematically, we are prioritising more effectively, and we are asking better questions,” said chief corporate governance officer Carine Smith Ihenacho.In 2019, she said NBIM had expanded its evaluation of corporate reporting, and over time had seen companies improve their disclosure. “In 2019, we contacted a further 134 companies with poor reporting,” she said.Asked last year by the Norwegian finance ministry to review and describe its work on climate risk, NBIM replied in December that although data on companies’ carbon emissions and climate risks were critical for its portfolio analysis, the quality of corporate reporting was still inconsistent.In a section of its 2019 responsiblity report on how NBIM funds research to inform its investment strategy, the Oslo-based manager said two of the studies supported by Norges Bank’s Norwegian Finance Initiative (NFI) had revealed that markets were failing to reflect the impact of climate change.One of the studies in a research project led by professor Harrison Hong at Columbia University found that projections showing rising sea levels did not have much effect on property prices.Another study found that homes exposed to extreme weather sold for more in areas where inhabitants rejected the notion of anthropogenic climate change than in areas where inhabitants did not.“Taken together, these findings suggest that capital markets do not fully price climate risk,” NBIM said in the report. Norway’s NOK10trn (€969bn) oil fund is raising its voice about the need for better ESG corporate reporting, giving top billing in its newly-released annual responsibility report to an issue it has spoken out on before.Publishing the 104-page report, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) stated that: “Boards must ensure that companies regularly report relevant, quantitative and comparable information on environmental, social and governance issues.”Yngve Slyngstad, outgoing chief executive officer of NBIM – the central bank department that runs the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) – said that in recent years his staff had asked companies to go from words to numbers in their sustainability reporting.“We wish to see more relevant and comparable reporting from companies, so that we, as an investor, can analyse the companies’ exposure to sustainability risks,” said Slyngstad, whose successor has not yet been announced. The fact that there were so many different standards for sustainability reporting was problematic both for companies and for investors, NBIM said in the 2019 responsibility report.“This reporting often requires considerable resources from companies, and different approaches and definitions mean that investors cannot yet use it in the same way as accounting data,” it said.For this reason, NBIM said it was supporting the Corporate Reporting Dialogue – a platform launched five years ago by the International Integrated Reporting Council – which was working on mapping and comparing different frameworks with a particular emphasis on climate disclosure.last_img read more

first_imgFrench container shipping giant CMA CGM Group and specialised reefer transporter SEATRADE Group have joined forces on the creation of a new vessel sharing agreement.The deal would incorporate the services known by CMA CGM as PAD and by Seatrade as MERIDIAN, which will link Northern Europe, the East Coast of the United States, Central America, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Peru and the Caribbean on a weekly basis.This new service brings together CMA CGM, SEATRADE and MARFRET and improves their frequency and port coverage.The weekly service will have the following rotation: Zeebrugge, London Gateway, Rotterdam, Dunkerque, Le Havre; New York, Savannah; Kingston, Cartagena; Papeete, Noumea; Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne; Nelson, Napier, Tauranga; Pisco, Paita; Kingston, Philadelphia and Zeebrugge.CMA CGM said that the new line will be the only one in the market to offer such coverage on a weekly basis.It will provide a direct and weekly service to Papeete and Noumea from Northern Europe and the East Coast of the United States, and the only fast, direct, dedicated reefer service from New Zealand to the United States and Europe.The company added that the service, which is set to improve the supply of transport between Australia and the United States, will feature 13 ships with a nominal capacity between 2200 and 2500 TEUs.The launch of the service is scheduled in October 2017, subject to validation by the competent authorities.last_img read more

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – A regional champion and 20 of the 25 newly-named IMCA Modified state champions are new to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Josh McGaha’s title in the Razor Chassis South Central Region made him vote eligible for the 2019 event.Recently crowned state champions joining him will be Jeffrey Abbey in Oklahoma, Drew Arm­strong in Arkansas, Chaz Baca in Arizona, Jerry Bailey in Idaho, Eric Barnes in Illinois, Brandon Conkwright in Kansas, Brian Cross in Colorado, Colin Deming in New Mexico, Shane DeVolder in Cali­fornia, Zach Dockter in North Dakota, Bricen James in Oregon, Brekken Kleinschmidt in Wiscon­sin, Rodney Morgan in New York, Joey Price in Montana, James Roete in Florida, Kelly Shryock in Iowa, Rob Slott in Texas, Kelly Smith in Utah, Andy Strait in Nevada and Shadren Turner in Missouri.Already on the ballot were Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Minnesota State cham­pion Brandon Beckendorf; Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region and Wyoming State champion Zane DeVilbiss; Jet Racing Central Region and Nebraska State champion Jordan Grabouski; Dirt Works Eastern Region and Michigan State champion A.J. Ward; and South Dakota State cham­pion Bob Moore.Jason Hughes put his name on the All-Star ballot by winning the Duel in the Desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Jason Wolla, already on the ballot, won the Fall Classic at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.The 76 drivers now on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot for 2019 include:Jeffrey Abbey, Chris Abelson, Jeff Aikey, Drew Armstrong, Casey Arneson, Chaz Baca, Jerry Bailey, Eric Barnes, Brandon Beckendorf, Eddie Belec, Brad Calhoun, Cayden Carter, Brandon Conkwright, Brian Cross and Jon DeBenedetti.Nick DeCarlo, Colin Deming, Jesse Dennis, Zane DeVilbiss, Shane DeVolder, Myron DeYoung, Zach Dockter, Scott Foreman, Jaden Fryer, Josh Gilman, Jordan Grabouski, Richie Gustin, Mi­chael Hale, Scott Hogan and Bobby Hogge IV.Darrell Hughes, Jason Hughes, Bricen James, Justin Kay, Billy Kendall, Eddie Kirchoff, Brekken Kleinschmidt, Oliver Kollofski, Dennis LaVeine, Tyler Limoges, Ryan McDaniel, Josh McGaha, Hunter Marriott, Rich Michael Jr. and Trevor Miller.Clay Money, Bob Moore, Rodney Morgan, Guy Norton, Kyle Olberding, Toby Patchen, Tyler Peter­son, Joey Price, Clint Reichenbach, Ryan Roath, James Roete, Anthony Roth, Joel Rust, Ryan Ruter and Cory Sample.Robby Sawyer, Johnny Scott, D.J. Shannon, Kelly Shryock, James Slawson, Rob Slott, Kelly Smith, Alex Stanford, Andy Strait, Kyle Strickler, Ricky Thornton Jr., Shadren Turner, Dominic Ursetta, A.J. Ward, Jason Wolla and Marcus Yarie.last_img read more

first_img Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has called for blood tests to be introduced as a matter of routine in professional football, insisting his sport is not immune to the scourge of doping. With the issue in the spotlight after recent revelations in athletics, Wenger has called on football to address the matter. “To think we in football are just immune because we are football players is absolutely wrong,” Wenger said. “What I want is deeper tests, better tests, because what we test is superficial. And as well that when people are caught that they are punished and that the clubs are punished as well. “We have to tackle these problems and not to close our eyes, because it’s a little bit unreasonable to think just because we are football we have no problems with it.” Blood tests should be used as urine samples are insufficient, Wenger says. “Today, when you play away in the Champions League, most of the time we lose two hours when there is a doping control because people cannot fulfil the (urine) tests,” he added. “With a little blood test it takes a minute and you can test for much more. “It’s simple. Why can we not do it? And in the other sports they do it.” Wenger’s comments come after a Dinamo Zagreb player failed a drugs test following the Croatian side’s victory over Arsenal in the Champions League earlier this season. The Gunners were beaten 2-0 in Zagreb in October before Arijan Ademi failed a drugs test for the Croatian side, although his ‘B’ sample is still being investigated. center_img The Football Association has contacted the Frenchman after he suggested, in a recent interview with L’Equipe Sport and Style, that he had come up against opposition who may have used performance-enhancing drugs. Wenger has long been an advocate of making advances in testing to ensure drug-free football and said it was a matter of personal pride he had never resorted to cheating, while claiming others may have done. last_img read more

first_imgBoris Johnson says he has reached an agreement to free Great Britain from the iron bars of the European Union.The Brexit deal has been agreed between UK and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control.”We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment #GetBrexitDone #TakeBackControl— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 17, 2019 But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said it was a “fair and balanced agreement”.In a letter recommending the deal to European Council President Donald Tusk, he wrote: “It is high time to complete the withdrawal process and move on, as swiftly as possible, to the negotiation on the European Union’s future partnership with the United Kingdom.” The two sides have been working on the legal text of a deal, but it will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.The DUP has cast doubt on its success, saying they still cannot support it.The Northern Irish party earlier released a statement saying they could not back proposals “as things stand”, and – after the PM’s announcement – said their statement “still stands.”Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the deal sounded “even worse” than what was negotiated by the PM’s predecessor, Theresa May, and “should be rejected” by MPs.We are going to get Brexit done #LeaveOct31st— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) October 17, 2019last_img read more

first_imgStudents, staff and community members lined up outside the Lyon Center Tuesday and Wednesday to receive free H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines, though there was confusion over the availability of the vaccines.USC was one of several makeshift vaccination clinics run by the Los Angeles County Health Department situated around the County. Though some students and faculty members visited the clinic to receive a flu shot, most visitors were members of the surrounding community, according to Dr. Lawrence Neinstein, director of the University Park Health Center.“I think it’s a good thing for the campus, I think it’s a good thing for the community and I think it’s a good thing for the relationship between the campus and the community,” Neinstein said.Because the vaccine supply was limited, vaccines were only administered to individuals who fell into set priority groups. Neinstein said most students fall into at least one of the groups, which include pregnant women, people living with or caring for infants under 6 months old, emergency medical services personnel and healthcare workers, children and young adults ages 6 months to 24 years old, and people 25 to 64 years old with chronic medical conditions such as heart or lung disease, asthma, diabetes or weakened immune systems.Even with these limitations, the injectable seasonal flu vaccines — inactivated vaccines given with needles — were gone by 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and the center ran out of injectable seasonal flu vaccines again Wednesday.“We knew there was going to be a limited supply and there is actually a limited supply all over the county,” said Tammie Akiyoshi, nursing director at USC.The shortage prevented some individuals — pregnant women and those with chronic health issues — from being able to receive the seasonal flu vaccination. Healthy individuals could still get the seasonal flu nasal spray — a live virus sprayed into the nostril — but many did not because of fear of the nasal spray’s side effects or confusion about the situation.Many visitors to the clinic were confused because some UPHC workers directing people at the door on Tuesday said all seasonal flu vaccinations would be unavailable until Wednesday.“People are not used to [the nasal spray], they’re used to the injection and they fear the word ‘live’ because they are somehow concerned they’re going to get the flu,” Neinstein said. “There have been no serious side effects, and the nasal vaccine is very good for those between the ages of two and 50 who have no chronic illness.”Despite the confusion about the seasonal vaccine, students who lined up for seasonal or H1N1 vaccines toward the end of the day Tuesday said that their waits were short, and the process was simple.“I waited five minutes, It took me as long as it took to fill out the form,” said Robert Atchinson, a junior majoring in theatre (acting). “A lady said I looked lost, she asked me if I was under 24 and then told me to get in line.”Some students said they were glad for the opportunity to get vaccinated for free.“For the past month or so I’ve been checking the health center to see when they got [the vaccines] in,” said Kristin Jung, a junior majoring in human performance. “They seem to always run out.”Although Neinstein said he was happy to see a large community turnout at the clinic, he said he wished there had been a greater turnout of students getting the H1N1 vaccine.Neinstein said young adults are among those at highest risk have often experienced the most significant health issues in connection with the H1N1 virus, including hospitalization and death.“If you look at some studies, only 40 percent of young adults intend to get the vaccine, so those highest risk are least interested in getting the vaccine,” Neinstein said. “Students should be getting the vaccine whenever and wherever they can.”Neinstein said while UPHC has vaccinated about 600 students so far, they currently only have enough supplies to cover about 10 percent of all eligible students.“We are hoping that more vaccine will be coming in the next two to six weeks,” Neinstein said.Akiyoshi said students who missed the free vaccinations should check the UPHC as often as possible for $10 H1N1 vaccines and $25 seasonal flu vaccines.last_img read more

first_img Published on October 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: [email protected] Comments Mark Brode’s name was announced a little bit louder than most substitutes as he entered against Cincinnati midway through the second half on Saturday.Brode, the Syracuse midfielder whose season was in doubt after he suffered a severely sprained ankle Oct. 1, made a surprising return to the pitch.‘I’ve been waiting for this moment for the past five games,’ Brode said, ‘so to finally get back out there is awesome. Unbelievable.’Brode, a junior midfielder, injured his ankle against Pittsburgh in Syracuse’s (3-10-1, 1-5-1 Big East) second Big East match. When he went down for four full games, he took with him not just his strong, physical presence in the midfield, but his experience, too. And that experience is needed on such a young SU team that features 19 new players.So to have him back for the stretch run of the season is an advantage that SU head coach Ian McIntyre is grateful for.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘To have a player who’s played, in his third year in the Big East, he’s probably played more games than the rest of the team put together,’ McIntyre said. ‘So it’s good to have someone with a little bit of experience.’When he entered the game against the Bearcats in the 68th minute, SU and UC were tied 1-1. With Brode in the game, Syracuse pulled ahead by three goals en route to its first Big East win of the season.And although Brode insists that he’s not the kind of player to bring a spark into the game, he did hope that his presence made some sort of difference for the Orange. Especially after it looked like Brode was finished for the year.In the game against Pitt, Brode ran across the field trying to mark his brother Ryan, a senior midfielder for the Panthers. Brode tripped and rolled his ankle, resulting in what he called a ‘real bad sprained ankle.’But Brode went to rehab consistently, sometimes twice a day, working with SU’s trainers to overcome the injury and keep the swelling down. To finally be able to play for the first time in weeks was gratifying.‘At first when it happened, I thought I was out for the season,’ Brode said. ‘But I just pulled it off, so now I’m back.’Brode’s height and physicality allow him to elevate the performances of both the offense and the defense. His play on the field doesn’t necessarily translate in the box score — he’s scored just one goal on the year — but his presence in the midfield helps support a young defense while controlling the flow of the offense.And against Cincinnati, he again displayed his control of the ball and helped the defense out with a few clears to keep the ball away from the SU goal en route to the team’s first conference win under McIntyre.‘He’s got some size, a physical presence and allowed us to kind of solidify things a little bit,’ McIntyre said.He has been a consistent starter for the three years he’s been on the team, something few others can say. And to SU midfielder Nick Roydhouse, having one of his fellow starters back in the middle is key for a team trying to secure a spot in the upcoming Big East tournament.‘It’s great to have him back,’ Roydhouse said. ‘It was a big loss when he went out. He looked good out there. He’s ready to go.’Brode said his ankle is still not 100 percent, but it’s improving. And if Saturday’s game is any indication of the play SU will see from Brode in its final two regular-season games, then he’s happy with the direction the Orange is headed with him back.Brode reconsidered his original thought that he didn’t provide a spark for SU.‘Maybe I did bring a spark in the game,’ Brode said. ‘It was great coming in at 1-1, and before I knew it, it was 4-1. It was such a great feeling to get out there.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgWhen his first 3-pointer swished through the net, Trevor Cooney was ready to unleash his second. By the time his fifth rolled around, Cooney knew he was in for a special night. And when his ninth grazed the net, Cooney was part of Syracuse history.The sophomore sharpshooter etched his name into SU lore Monday night, joining Gerry McNamara, Andy Rautins and James Southerland as the only players to hit nine 3-pointers in a game.“That’s pretty darn good company,” McNamara said.Cooney was electric in guiding No. 1 Syracuse (22-0, 9-0 Atlantic Coast) to a 61-55 win over Notre Dame (12-11, 3-7) in front of 25,850 at the Carrier Dome on Monday night. On a night in which C.J. Fair shot 2-of-13 and Jerami Grant and Tyler Ennis were ineffective, Cooney had the best game of his career.He scored 33 points, hitting 11-of-15 overall and 9-of-12 from beyond the arc. The slump he found himself mired in midway through the season is history.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He was outstanding,” McNamara said. “It’s rare you get to see performances like that.”Two days removed from his best performance ever, Fair was ice cold. He had the same open looks he had against Duke, but nothing was falling.Ennis and Grant were also stagnant. The Orange needed a spark.They got one.“Fortunately Trevor must have got the message early that they were not going to play well and score,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said.By the time halftime rolled around, Cooney had already hit five 3s. Four of them were nothing but net. Two were from NBA range. And the last one, soaring in from 5 feet beyond the arc, came with three seconds to go in the half.Cooney pumped his fist as he floated off court before getting mobbed by his teammates.That’s when he knew he was in a groove — this wasn’t a typical night.“When he hit the 3 going into halftime,” McNamara said, “I was like ‘Alright, kid’s got it going on a little bit.’”Cooney, who hit just 13-of-50 3s in a recent six-game stretch, regained his stroke. He nailed both 3-pointers he took against Duke on Saturday and finished with a solid 14 points.But Monday, Cooney was far more than solid.The fun didn’t stop in the second half. He hit two 3-balls early in the frame, riding the momentum he gathered early.It didn’t matter what part of the floor Cooney shot from. It was going in regardless.“You could tell that he was locked in,” Grant said. “He wasn’t missing.”And when Notre Dame cut the deficit to 45-41 with six minutes to go, Cooney hit another 3. This one was right over Tom Knight’s fingertips from the corner.Nothing but net.Tre-vor Coo-ney, Tre-vor Coo-ney.The chants rained down from the student section. A crowd struggling to cope with the fact that the Duke game was no more found a reason to cheer.Then he converted an and-one off a nifty pass from Rakeem Christmas, and chest-bumped his backcourt mate Ennis before swishing the free throw.Cooney became the first Syracuse player since 2004 to have more than half of SU’s points in a game.The player in 2004 was McNamara.“I’ve been saying it for years about Trevor,” McNamara said. “The guy can just flat out shoot it. Tonight he did a great job of putting us on his back.”Not including Cooney, Syracuse shot 10-of-32 overall and 1-of-4 from the arc. Going forward, Boeheim acknowledged Cooney “won’t have breathing room,” which he said will ultimately help other players.That also means that Cooney will need to continue to find ways to get open, something he’s struggled to do in stretches.“Guys will probably know what gum I’m chewing,” Cooney said.But on Monday, when Syracuse needed someone — anyone — to put the ball in the basket, Cooney did just that.He may never shoot as well as he did against the Irish, but if he can pose a threat from downtown over the next few months, Syracuse becomes that much more dangerous.Said McNamara: “I think it makes us a different team offensively and takes us to another level because he’s such a great shooter.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES — State campgrounds reopened this past weekend and the head of the Department of Natural Resources Parks Bureau says things went pretty well.Todd Coffelt says it was evident when the opening time hit that many people were itching to get outdoors. “People started to trickle in at eight o’clock just like the announcement. Some people must have their campers already loaded and ready to go — because being able to be there at eight o’clock — that’s something,” Coffelt says.He says this is a start to getting things back to normal. “I would say on average most of the campgrounds were 25 to 30 percent full,” according to Coffelt. “We wanted everyone to be there, but the weather wasn’t the 80 degrees we had the weekend before and the sudden change in travel plans is always a challenge.”Coffelt says people at the campgrounds have been following the social distancing guidelines in most cases. “For the most part, folks are doing a pretty good job. We have general reminders — our goal is to educate folks not to enforce laws…if we do see a group most of the time it is temporary and we don’t really have push back from anybody,” Coffelt says. in the campgrounds when we open them up, we are limiting access to the campgrounds to just the registered campers.”The registration system for campgrounds is now open again and Coffelt says they had some three-thousand people already registering through Monday afternoon. “Seventy-five percent of the sites in our campgrounds are reservable. There still is walk-in traffic — but as we near the Memorial Day holiday — it is a bigger risk the closer you get,” he says. “People are starting to look forward now that we know the campgrounds are open — they obviously have taken advantage of the convenience of making a registration.”Coffelt says you should always check campground availability before heading out. He says you can call ahead or check the websites beforehand. Coffelt says they are still working on the parks and sometimes projects will impact the availability and access to sites.You can go to to find out about the availability of campsites or to make a reservation.last_img read more

first_imgFIFA president Sepp Blatter looks on with fake dollars note flying around him thrown by a protester during a press conference at the football’s world body headquarter’s on July 20, 2015 in Zurich. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRININew York, United States | AFP | The FIFA scandal, which erupted in May 2015 with the arrest of seven top officials in Zurich, has several judicial tracks.One in the United States targets former North and South American officials.Others in France and in Switzerland, where FIFA is based, have gone after former European officials of world football’s governing body.US prosecutors indicted 42 football and sports marketing executives for allegedly receiving millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.Of those, 24 pleaded guilty in the United States. Fifteen others are still abroad, where some will be tried, while others fight extradition.Three former heads of Latin American football federations go on trial Monday.Here are the major figures in this global scandal:– On trial –– Jose Maria Marin –Of the seven officials arrested in Zurich, the former Brazilian Football Confederation president is the only one to plead not guilty. He was extradited to the US in November 2015. At 85, he is among the oldest of the accused and faces seven charges for allegedly taking millions of dollars in bribes from sports marketing companies linked to the sale of rights, primarily for the Copa America tournament.– Juan Angel Napout –The 59-year-old Paraguayan managed his country’s football federation from 2007 to 2014 before becoming president of CONMEBOL, South American football’s governing body, and a FIFA vice-president from 2014 to 2015.He was arrested in Zurich on December 3, 2015 and extradited to the US.Napout faces five charges including corruption and bank fraud for allegedly accepting millions of dollars in bribes in return for selling marketing rights for regional tournaments and World Cup qualifying matches.Like the two others going on trial, he is free on bail, after putting up $20 million to secure his release. He has been awaiting trial at a luxury apartment in Miami.– Manuel Burga –President of the Peruvian football federation from 2002 to 2014 and a member of FIFA’s development committee, Burga, 60, was arrested in Peru in December 2015 and extradited to the US a year later.He is accused of corruption, fraud and money laundering in connection with bribes allegedly received from a sports marketing official in exchange for television rights to several editions of the Copa America.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

first_img13 Jul 2013 Glory for Spain and disappointment for England Golden glory for Spain and disappointment for England – that’s the story of the final day of the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, York.Spain (Image © Leaderboard Photography) beat Austria in the final to become champions for the fifth time, amid scenes of great celebration by the players.  But England ended the week empty handed when they lost the bronze medal play-off to Finland.The team were on the back foot after lost both morning foursomes, one finishing on the 19th and the other on the 18th. But they vowed to come out fighting in the singles – and that’s exactly what they did.They needed to take four of the five afternoon matches and, although Bronte Law lost her match, it was a case of ‘game on’ when Georgia Hall, Hayley Davis and Meghan MacLaren all won. But a birdie blitz from Lauren Taylor’s opponent stopped the charge in its tracks.Lauren had been ahead after 13 holes, but Finland’s Krista Bakker, produced a run of consecutive birdies on the 14th, 15th and 16th to come from one down to two up. When the 17th was halved, England’s medal hopes were finally ended and it was Finland who took the bronze.England captain Emma Brown remarked: “We had a great fightback in the singles, they all played well this afternoon and made it an exciting, close match. They are disappointed, but they have done well and they will bounce back.”Steve Robinson, the England coach, echoed her words: “We’ve given a lot of people a lot of entertainment this week and we ended up playing for a medal.“We would have liked to win one and I am disappointed for the girls after they put in such a lot of effort. I can’t fault them for effort, they were 2-0 down and they gave Finland a fright. I’m proud of them.”In the final, Spain put the early pressure on Austria when they won both morning foursomes and needed just two points from the singles.The afternoon session was closely contested and each side had won a point before the top game turned into the decider. Austria came down the 18th one-up, but Spain’s Noemi Jiminez squared the match when she got up and down from a bunker for birdie.When she sank her par putt on the 19th to win the hole and the championship it was the signal for the Spanish celebrations to begin.Spain’s captain Mabel Pascual Del Pobil said: “I am so happy, it has been so tight. We have been so close this year in other events that we really wanted this. It’s been a really tough week and the girls have played great. I am very, very proud of my team.”The championship ended as it began, in glorious sunshine, with another eye-catching ceremony featuring all the teams and the Yorkshire Volunteer Band.Tributes were paid to Fulford Golf Club’s support for the event, for their green staff’s work to present the course in superb condition and for the army of volunteers who helped to make the tournament run so smoothly.Fulford president Barbara Saville told the players: “We have loved having you here and hope you return to your countries with happy memories.”The 2014 championship will be hosted by Slovenia.Finals placings1 Spain2 Austria3 Finland4 England5 Denmark6 France7 Netherlands8 Sweden9 Germany10 Belgium11 Ireland12 Scotland13 Wales14 Italy15 Slovenia16 Norway17 Iceland18 Switzerland19 Slovakialast_img read more

first_imgA bloodied Milan Melindo knocked down Hecto “Hekkie” Budler in the 12th and final round Saturday night to salvage his International Boxing Federation junior flyweight crown by split decision at Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City.Coupled with a strong 11th performance, Melindo, who sustained cuts in both eyes, toppled the tough South African in the headliner of Pinoy Pride 42: Clash for Glory.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments In the chief support, Jonas Sultan trounced former world champion Johnriel Casimero by scores of 116-112, 117-111, 115-113.He earned the right to challenge countryman Jerwin Ancajas for the IBF super lightweight title.Other bouts saw a fading Jason Pagara earn a split draw against late replacement James Onyango of Kenya in a welterweight bout and King Arthur Villanueva beat Richie Mepranum by third round technical knockout in a bantamweight tussle.Rising star Kevin Jake Cataraja of Cebu climbed to 7-0 with six KOs following a second round stoppage of Gen. Santos City’s Wiljan Ugbaniel. —ROY LUARCAADVERTISEMENT 5-way PBA Govs’ Cup race for 3 premium slots End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene A costly, catty dispute finally settled The Cagayan de Oro native dominated the early goings, but Hekkie found his bearing starting in the fourth and engaged the Filipino in furious exchanges on several occasions.An accidental headbutt produced a cut on Melindo’s left eye, which was compounded by another bloody cut on the right eye in the 10th round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDespite blurry vision, however, Melindo fought with energy and fury to earn the nod of judges Takeo Harada, 117-110, and Glenn Trowbrudge, 115-112. Judge Carl Zappia saw Budler the winner, 115-113.The 29-year-old Melindo raised his record to 37-2 with 13 knockouts, while Budler, also 29 and also nicknamed “The Hexecutioner.” fell to 31-3 (10 KOs).last_img read more

first_imgThank you for all you prayers!!! 💙 love you all 🤗— Dani Ravena (@ravenadani) February 27, 2018Ateneo libero Dani Ravena will be on the sidelines after she had surgery to remove her appendix.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkOlder brother Thirdy said Dani will be out for almost two weeks to recover from the appendectomy.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES Dani also posted a photo on her Twitter account a few moments after the procedure, thanking her supporters for their prayers. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Thank you for all your prayers,” posted Dani on Tuesday. “Love you all.”Dani has been Ateneo’s first-choice libero and has been key to the Lady Eagles as they’ve stretched their winning run to four games after their 0-2 start.As of Wednesday, Dani is the ninth best receiver in the league with an efficiency rating of 26.27 percent.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Perlas 1, Ato ni Bai rule BVR Puerto Galera leg Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

first_imgThe Liberia Crusaders for Peace, in collaboration with the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVIAL), conducted a one-day social mobilization refresher training for communicators on the trial vaccines in support of Ebola prevention in the country.The training, which was conducted Thursday March 5, at the Liberia Crusaders for Peace headquarters in Monrovia, brought together over seventy participants from districts in Montserrado County.LCP’s Executive Secretary Sunday Wiah, Jr. said that the objective of the training was to educate the participants on the ongoing vaccine study to help eradicate the killer disease.He said it provided better understanding on social mobilization that will guide them as they go about creating awareness on the vaccines in the districts and communities.He urged the participants to learn, listen and act to spread the right message and to dispel the myth that the vaccines kill or infect people with the Ebola virus.At the same time Liberia Cultural Ambassador, Julie Endee, told the participants to be very smart while carrying out awareness in their districts and communities.She disclosed that following the vaccine study, Liberia stands to benefit from infrastructural development, including health facilities, doctors and scientists to help the country move forward.She encouraged Liberians to be a part of the process by taking the vaccines which will prevent them from getting Ebola.“It’s very important to take the vaccines because it will protect you against EVD like polio and other vaccines we normally take in our country. This vaccine is not for children, Ebola survivors and pregnant women,” the LCP Boss cautioned.At the workshop several participants got the clarification that the trial vaccines are not in the country to kill Liberians, but rather to serve as a protection against the Ebola virus.The participants thanked LCP for the workshop and promised to encourage others in their communities to participate in the study.The current vaccine study began in October 2014 led by a Liberia-US-clinical research partnership, including the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAs confirmation proceedings draw nearer, Health Minister-designate, Dr. Bernice Dahn, continues to get extensive support from professional and medical institutions in the country.The latest expression of support and solidarity comes from Liberia’s oldest medical association, Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA), headed by Dr. Moses B.F. Massaquoi.In a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, the LMDA called on the Senate to confirm Dr. Dahn as Liberia’s new Minister of Health.The letter pointed out that it has been a long road to rebuild Liberia’s health sector to the level preceding the civil war years during which the country was decimated.The LMDA acknowledged the crucial asset of health workers, who responded admirably and courageously to the Ebola outbreak.The health workers, the LMDA asserted, demonstrated bravery in the face of fear, hope in the face of despair  and compassion in the face of tragedy and they must be commended and honored.They admitted that although Liberia’s system was   not prepared for an outbreak of such magnitude and scope as Ebola, Liberians were able to work together to defeat the deadly virus.Liberians and their international partners, the LMDA letter  stated, made great strides toward driving out the dreadful Ebola disease.“This would not have been possible without strong leadership from the outset…before the whole country, let alone the rest of the world, realized what was happening and how serious it was,” the LMDA’s letter asserted.The LMDA further noted that Dr. Dahn fearlessly led the fight against Ebola for several months before international response scaled up to the challenge and any additional support was available to the country.“Equally as important as her role at the outset, Dr. Dahn has been committed to improving the healthcare  system for Liberians for the entirety of the eight years that she has served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the Ministry of Health,” the LMDA maintained.The LMDA further reminded the Senate that Dr. Dahn has worked tirelessly to promote access to essential health services, ensure that health workers are adequately trained and compensated and struggled continuously to improve efficiency and effectiveness of health sector management.“Therefore, on behalf of the association, it is our pleasure to write to you today [to give] a strong vote of confidence for the confirmation of Dr. Bernice Dahn as Minister of Health.”The LMDA also chronicled accomplishments of the Health Minister-designate since the commencement of her tenure of service at the Health Ministry.The MOHSW, said the LMDA,  exceeded the International  Monetary Fund’s target of providing Basic Primary Health Services at 71% facilities in the country as part of the completion of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC)  in December 2010.Under Dr. Dahn’s stewardship, said the LMDA, the 2007-2011 National Health Policy and Plan was able to provide such services at 82% of Primary Healthcare facilities in the country in record time.Dr. Dahn was the chief architect of the plan to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Liberia was the first sub-Saharan country to achieve MDG4 (reducing child mortality) prior to the deadline, the LMDA declared.As CMO, Dr. Dahn played a pivotal role in increasing the number of HIV testing sites in the country from 22 to 369.  Her nomination is, therefore, the perfect choice as it allows for continuity of ownership and accountability to sustain and surpass the gains, the LMDA asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img– Justices say adjournments were given without reasonsThe Appeal Court of Guyana has overturned a March, 2013 decision of former acting Chief Justice Ian Chang, who had ruled in favour of three persons who claimed that a buyer of a vessel paid no installments out of a $22,500,000 mortgage agreement.The decision was handed down by acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, and Appellate Court Justices Rafiq Khan and Dr. Arif Bulkan last month.The Appellant, who was the defendant in the previous High Court matter, was Richard Simpson, and he was represented by attorney Subedar Hassain.Meanwhile, attorney Sase Gunraj represented the respondents, the late Abdool Yaseen, and family members Abdool Naeem Yassen and Halima Bibi Yassen. They were the plaintiffs when the case was heard at the High Court. According to court documents, Justice Chang had dismissed the Yassen’s claim but restored it on June 8, 2009.The matter is dated 22 years ago when the Yaseens outlined that on April 10, 1996, before the Registrar of Deeds, Simpson willingly condemned in judgment, two immovable properties he owned in favour of the respondents for the Yassens to secure the $ 22.5 million payment for MV Uffee boat. The Yassens filed theirFormer Acting Chief Justice Ian Changcourt case 20 days later on April 30, 1996.In his defence, Simpson claimed that he never received any money from the Yassens and that he did not mortgage any property to them and that Abdool Yassen was an unregistered money lender. In fact, Simpson stated that the mortgage was “illegal and void” as he was “deceived” by the family into signing a hire purchase agreement.The matter came up for trial, 16 years after it was filed, on May 16, 2012, before Justice Chang; and by that time the senior Yaseen had already passed away. The son, Abdool Naeem, told the court then that he did not know that Simpson had made any payments to his father. However, Stephen Thomas who was Director of Martime Safety has testified before the court that the MV Uffee was first registered in Yasseen’s name and Simpson’s afterwards. During High Court proceedings, it was also heard by Principal Clerk of Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, Mohamed Bacchus, that none of the respondents was a licensed money lender.Justice Chang’s rulingIn Justice Chang’s March 1, 2013 determination, he ruled in favour of the Yassens and held that the case was a sale of credit of the vessel rather than a moneylending transaction. He declared that Simpson would pay interest on the $22,500,000 sum at a rate 6% per annum starting from April 30, 1996 to when he handed down his ruling. Justice Chang found that Simpson “covenanted” to pay the full mortgage sum in 48 monthly installments of $468,750 from March 1, 1996.“[Simpson] paid no installment in accordance with the above covenant since it wasAppeal Court of Guyanadenied that he was ever indebted to [the Yassens,” Justice Chang had ruled.AppealHowever, Simpson through his attorney mounted an appeal, noting that the former acting Chief Justice’s ruling was a breach of natural justice since the trial was held in the appellant’s absence and that the court had no jurisdiction to dismiss the respondents claim and restore it on June 8, 2009. Justices Cummings-Edwards, Rafiq Khan and Dr. Arif Bulkan cited a number of issues with Justice Chang’s ruling, with several references to case law.Among the concerns of the Appellate judges was that Simpson never appeared in person to testify, and that “nowhere in the mortgage deed it was stated that the $ 22.5 million sum was for a loan transaction.” Additionally, the senior judges found Justice Chang granted adjournments without giving reasons. The judges said that it would not permit assertions by Simpson’s attorney, Hussain, that Justice Change was fraudulent.“…baseless allegations such as the one made by counsel for the appellant serve no other purpose that to besmirch the integrity of the trial court,” the Appellate Court opined.The court also held that Abdool Naeem gave conflicting evidence when he said he did not know whether Simpson paid any money to his father and then when he later said that Simpson never paid any money to them. His evidence was deemed not credible or reliable. The judges pointed out that the respondents did not discharge the legal burden of proof at the time they commenced proceedings on the grounds to enforce the mortgage. As such, the judges allowed the appeal and set aside’s Justice Chang’s decision. No court costs were awarded when the July 10, 2018 decision was handed down.last_img read more

first_imgTwo Police Officers have now been taken into custody after they allegedly murdered a Brazilian miner in Puruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and attempted to get rid of the body on Saturday.The Brazilian miner’s name was given as 37-year-old Estevão Marquês Costa.Based on reports received, the two officers – a Subordinate and a Constable – who are stationed at the Kurupung Police Station, abandoned their post on Friday.Guyana Times understands that the men reportedly left on an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) to patrol the area but for some reason left their jurisdiction and via a boat went to a landing in Puruni.Upon their arrival there, the Police Constable reportedly exited the boat and went to a shop a short distance from the landing while his subordinating officer reportedly waited in the boat.However, soon after, the man heard a loud explosion and without hesitation, he made his way in the direction of the sound. He came into contact with the Constable who related that the miner discharged a round at him and in retaliation, he returned fire.Nevertheless, the Police stated that two other officers who were in the area investigating another matter turned up at the scene and reportedly took possession of the .30 carbine rifle which was used by the Constable.The Divisional Commander was contacted and upon orders that two police ranks were arrested and placed in custody. A team of Officers have since been dispatched to Puruni to further investigate the matter.On the other hand, an eyewitness told a different story. It was reported that the two Police ranks went to raid a mining camp belonging to the now dead man’s mother. Upon seeing the Police, Costa who was an undocumented miner attempted to escape and it was at this time, the Constable cocked his gun and fired two shots hitting Costa to his head.After shooting the man, the two Police ranks reportedly panicked and made efforts to get rid of the body. The eyewitness reportedly told detectives that the two Police ranks attempted to burn the man’s body but the other miners created a scene.All the while the mother held onto her son’s body. The ranks eventually relieved the woman of the deceased after which they wrapped it and placed it in the boat they arrived in at the location.It was reported in a section of the media that the Police dumped the man’s body on a beach on their way to Bartica.last_img read more

first_img– AmCham, ICD want elections nowThe Bar Council of the Bar Association of Guyana has condemned the coalition Government for its failure to hold General and Regional Elections within the period mandated by the Constitution, which it reminded is supreme law.Bar Association President, Teni HoustyArticle 106 (7) states that upon the passage of a No-Confidence Motion, elections ought to be held within three months unless there is an extension by two-thirds of all the sitting members of the National Assembly.The coalition fell to the Opposition-tabled NCM on December 21, 2018, which meant elections were constitutionally due since March 21, 2019. But given the legal challenges which ensued, that timeline was on pause but was subsequently reinstated following the July 18, 2019 ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The Trinidad-based regional court validated the passage of the motion, which it said triggered early elections as outlined in Article 106.As such, the Bar Association in a statement on Friday said, “By failing to abide by the clear and unambiguous terms of the Constitution, the Government of Guyana has abdicated its responsibility, violated the Constitution, is operating outside of the rule of law and in breach of internationally recognised standards of democracy”.The GBA, which was also a party in the consolidated no-confidence cases, noted that the CCJ said the meaning of the constitutional provisions requiring elections is clear and it placed the responsibility of honouring those provisions on the “constitutional actors” in Guyana.The Bar Council further posited that while the Court did not order elections, it expressed the expectation that constitutional responsibilities would have been exercised with integrity in keeping with the “unambiguous” provisions of the Constitution, bearing in mind that the No-Confidence Motion was validly passed as long ago as December 21, 2018.“The constitutional duty and responsibility of the President was to fix a date for elections within the three-month period set out in the Constitution in the absence of a parliamentary extension of that period, which extension the Bar Council notes was not sought and/or obtained before the period expired,” the GBA said in its missive.It further went on to remind of the constitutional duty and responsibility of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), which the Bar Council said was “to be ready to administer and supervise elections within the time encompassed by the three-month period so as to comply with the Constitution.”The coalition Government has come under heavy criticism over its failure to call elections within that timeline. In fact, the ABE countries on Thursday said that by surpassing the September 18 deadline, the coalition is currently in breach of the Constitution – a situation which they said comes at a great cost to Guyana.“The prevailing political uncertainty undermines Guyanese institutions, compromises economic opportunities and delays development across all areas including infrastructure, education, health, and social services. It also hinders our ability to support Guyana’s development needs,” the joint statement from the United States, United Kingdom and European Union outlined.This position was also shared by the American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana (AmCham Guyana), which threw its support behind the missive. AmCham is also calling for the President to immediately set an elections date in full compliance with Guyana’s Constitution.“The Chamber notes that prolonged periods of uncertainty can have dire consequences on business and investor confidence in Guyana, especially foreign investment. Guyana’s reputable standing within the international community will be tested if democratic principles give way to partisan politics. The Chamber, therefore, calls upon the President to abide by the Constitution of Guyana and the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice to set an elections date immediately,” AmCham said.Also joining the calls for elections date to be announced now is the International Center for Democracy (ICD), which wants polls to be held as early as possible.“Since Mr Granger, in the last several months, insisted the responsibility for the election date belongs to GECOM and GECOM has now provided a date, it is inexcusable for Mr Granger to hold the country hostage any longer. Having allowed the constitutional deadline of March 21st and the CCJ deadline of September 18th to expire, it is incumbent on Mr Granger to set a date that is the soonest possible date,” the ICD said.The New York-based group contended that further delays in the conduct of elections will contribute to the continuation of undue hardships on the Guyanese people, intensify political uncertainty and defer economic and social development.“Already, the constitutional crisis has sent alarms globally to foreign and local investors and, as the ABE countries asserted, affect their abilities to provide development support for the Guyanese people… The ICD strongly maintains that Mr Granger has an obligation to announce a date for elections immediately, recognising that every day of delay adds to the tension and uncertainty prevailing in Guyana today,” the ICD said while pledging to ensure that democracy is restored in Guyana.last_img read more

first_imgA story Friday incorrectly reported who will benefit from Sunday’s Motor4Toys car show. In fact, toy donations will go to the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Booster Club for distribution to the Assistance League of Southern California, the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club and other children’s organizations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThis Thursday the annual Health and Beauty Information Day will take place at the Courtyard Shopping Centre from 12 noon-5 pm. Over 30 exhibitors are taking part, one of the biggest Health Day iniatives held in Donegal.All information, advice, demonstrations, consultations etc are free to the public and Everyone is welcome.There will be free blood sugar level testing, free blood pressure testing, free BMI, free EyesightTesting, free Hearing and Wax checks.Dillons Hotel on Main Street Letterkenny will provide Healthy Dishes and samples. Exhibitors include:Donegal Red CrossHarkins ChiropodistsConnect HearingHungarian Dental Clinic Mc Quaids OpticiansIrish Cancer Society Letterkenny Daffodil CentreLindas Body & Beauty ClinicCongress Resource Centre Mc Kinney Family ChiropracticNatural Health L/KCara HouseReflexologyHerbal LifeLetterkenny Womens CentreLetterkenny Mens ShedsDonegal Sports PartnershipDonegal Living LinksThe Good Morning ServiceJM Physical TherapyLetterkenny CDPKriston Method Pelvic HealthLYIT – Student NursesLetterkenny Youth & Family ServiceParent StopThe Loft Youth ProjectThe Doorway ProjectDe-Exeter HouseThe Carers AssociationThe Living Wheel System for Managing ChangeWheatgrassJuice PlusLYIT – Hula Hoop Guinness Book of Records ChallengeDonegal Travellers Primary Healthcare ProjectAura centre LetterkennyAll information on www.courtyardletterkenny.comFREE HEALTH AND BEAUTY INFORMATION DAY AT THE COURTYARD SHOPPING CENTRE THIS THURSDAY was last modified: March 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Courtyard Shopping Centrelast_img read more

first_imgCllr Marie Therese Gallagher has described as unacceptable a further cut to the Roads Budget by 15% for 2013.Speaking after the Glenties Electoral Area Meeting on Monday, Cllr Gallagher said: “Since its peak when the roads budget stood at €16 million we have seen a decrease of over 70% in the budget allocation for roads to just €5m for 2012 for the Glenties Electoral Area.“We have been told today by Donegal County Council that there will be a further 15% cut to the restoration programme for 2013. These cuts by Minister Varadkar are going to impact greatly on the condition of our roads, which are currently disintegrating before our eyes. “This measure does not make economic sense and will cost the Government twice as much into the future, as many roads in our area will have to be rebuilt due to this constant lack of funding. It is a short term gain only and will not provide for a long term roads infrastructure.“In the past we have witnessed the results of poor decision making when roads grants were being allocated. This practice has to stop as it has not strengthened our roads infrastructure.“The Glenties Electoral Area is nearly the same size as all of County Leitrim and with an area this size we have to ensure that roads are prioritised as part of a long-term roads programme whereby the benefits of a restoration grant would be felt for many years, rather than repeatedly tarring short stretches which have to reinstated year after year.“Over four years ago Fianna Fáil introduced their slash and burn policies, and they have been enthusiastically carried forward by the present Government. These Austerity policies do not work.” Cllr Gallagher concluded: “With leaks this week that an increase in motor tax is likely in the upcoming sixth Austerity budget, frustrated road users repeatedly ask where our taxes are being spent, because it is certainly not on improving our roads infrastructure.”  YOUR ROAD TAX WILL GO UP – BUT DONEGAL ROADS BUDGET SLASHED BY 15 PER CENT was last modified: November 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL ROADS BUDGET SLASHED BY 15 PER CENTYOUR ROAD TAX WILL GO UP – BUT DONEGAL ROADS BUDGET SLASHED BY 15 PER CENTlast_img read more

first_imgPhoto 1 caption: The rediscovered rock art panel at Maghernaul, Isle of Doagh with Trawbreaga Bay in the background.If rock is your thing then the Donegal County Museum is the place to be on March 18th.An illustrated presentation on the prehistoric rock art provenance will be given by Carol Dempsey, Heritage Research Assistant, County Donegal Heritage Office, at 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. “Rock art is one of the earliest forms of artistic expression and a global phenomenon that has fascinated both scholars and the public alike for centuries” said Carol.In Ireland, rock art sites are considered to be rare monument types found widely dispersed throughout the country.Major concentrations are known in County Kerry, in both the Dingle and Iveragh peninsulas, across County Louth and into County Monaghan, and in northern Donegal (especially the Inishowen peninsula). Surveys conducted by Brain Lacey (1983), Maarten van Hoek (1987-88), Mabel Colhoun (1995) and Blaze O’Connor (2006) have recorded approximately 160 rock art panels in County Donegal with only a small number of scattered panels located outside the Inishowen Peninsula.The rock art, which is between 5,000 and 4,000 years old, is mostly found on schist outcrops and the decoration is usually defined by cup-like features or complex patterns of cups, rings and grooves commonly known as ‘Cup and Ring’ rock art or ‘Atlantic Rock Art’. The illustrated presentation will consider the distribution of rock art panels in Donegal and the classification of the various rock art motifs.The possible meaning behind the Donegal rock art panels and how they relate to the natural landscape will also be discussed as well as their preservation and how best to manage these fascinating carved stones.“The recent rediscovery of rock art at Maghernaul on the Isle of Doagh has reignited people’s interest in the subject” explained Ms. Dempsey who recently graduated from University College Cork with an M.Phil. in Archaeology.“It is important that people know these rock carvings exist and although the rocks are permanent, the rock art itself will not last forever. It is vital the people know how best to care and conserve these rare sites.”Rock art sites are typically found on private land and are protected under the National Monuments Acts (1930 – 2004). Permission from the National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht must be obtained before works are carried out on or near these particular sites. More information relating to the location and protection of our archaeological monuments can be found at 1 caption: The rediscovered rock art panel at Maghernaul, Isle of Doagh with Trawbreaga Bay in the background. DONEGAL GETS READY TO ‘ROCK’ IT OUT was last modified: March 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:County Museumdonegalrock artlast_img read more

first_imgA RUSSIAN sailor has been questioned today for allegedly having illegal cigarettes in Killybegs.The 41-year-old was detained for a time after Customs officials found 6,200 cigarettes on board a vessel which arrived in port from St Petersburg.The ship was ‘placed under arrest’ for a time, later being released after a fine of €5,500 was paid.  RUSSIAN QUIZZED OVER CONTRABAND CIGARETTES IN KILLYBEGS was last modified: April 8th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA Cape Town blogger started an online initiative, #CarseatFullstop, to get every child in South Africa strapped into an appropriate car seat every time they travel in a vehicle.Mandy Lee Miller (left in both images) says that after researching car seat safety for children, she learned that she was strapping in her daughter, Charlotte Rose (right in first image), the wrong way. “I turned Charlotte forward facing at around one year old. I literally can’t figure out exactly when, but it was the second I believed it was safe… I turned Charly back rearwards-facing. Your little one should be rear-facing until they are at least four years old.” Here Miller is with her daughter Charlotte and husband Brett (far right). (Images: Supplied)Melissa JavanA Cape Town mother used social media to track down brands to help her with a campaign to get every child in South Africa strapped into car seats whenever they travelled in a vehicle. The #CarseatFullstop campaign is building awareness about road safety and teaching the proper use of car seats, as well as encouraging adults to take responsibility and make sure every child is strapped before a car drives off.THE REALITYIn releasing road safety statistics over the festive season on 10 January 2017, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said that more than 28,000 motorists were fined during that time for not wearing their seatbelts. The release of the 2016/17 festive season report also revealed that 1,714 people were killed on the roads in South Africa.#Roadstats Peters says road safety is everybody’s responsibility. Some parents must be arrested for allowing children to stand in the car.— KhayelihleKhumalo (@KhayaJames) January 10, 2017Min Peters: lets teach our children about road safety #RoadStats— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) January 10, 2017The #CarseatFullstop campaignMandy Lee Miller said she had a tantrum in the beginning of 2016 when her daughter Charlotte Rose, who is now two years old, started school. While dropping her off at the preschool, she saw a lot of children standing or jumping in the back seat of cars.The blogger and public relations entrepreneur wrote about her concerns on her blog with a post titled: “Is the alternative my child dying?”It ticked her offTransport Minister Dipuo Peters releases the road statistics from the 2016/17 festive season on 10 January: “There is an influx on our roads of drivers who are not competent and qualified to be driving on our roads,” she says. (Image: #CarseatFullstop)In her blog post, Miller says:“I am ashamed to say that I assumed that most families that don’t use car seats were from poorer households that either couldn’t afford a car set or might not be educated enough to understand the ramifications of their three-year-old standing between the front seats on the way to school, or a mom sitting on the front seat of a car with her baby in her arms – my blood literally runs cold at the thought. I was so incredibly biased with that assumption.“In the last two months, I have seen more of this outside the very expensive nursery school my child attends, with cars worth close to R1-million – NO car seats!“Toddlers jumping on the back seats and climbing over to the front seats. Babies in their mothers’ arms in the front seat… in moving cars! This is not a financial decision. This is not a result of lack of education – these parents are doctors, lawyers, accountants, business owners. So WHAT is the issue?”Miller says after reading the comments on this blog post, her public relations and marketing brain kicked in. “I realised that instead of shouting at random people in traffic, (with the right plan in place) I could essentially shout at all parents in South Africa.”One of the things she learned while researching car seats was that children should be at least three or four years old when their car seats are turned to forward-facing. She returned her daughter to rear-facing after learning this.#CarseatFullstop was launched on Nelson Mandela Day in 2016. Miller and 19 others, mainly bloggers, shared their stories and information that was spread on blogs and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Blog posts written for #CarseatFullstop included “Top tips buying second-hand car seats” and “11 common car seat mistakes”. Miller said that according to online analytics, an estimated 15 million people were reached.Watch the video blogger AfroDaddy talk about the surprising things fathers need to hear:On its website, the Automobile Association, or AA, said it had conducted informal observational research and had found that less than seven percent of children in cars who were deemed to require the use of safety seats were using them. In many instances children were sitting in the front passenger seat without seatbelts, standing in the car while it was moving, or at the very least were not in an age-, weight- and height-appropriate car seat.Watch Mandy Lee Miller talk about the research she has done on the use of car seats in South Africa:Play Your Part spoke to Miller about her #CarseatFullstop campaign:Why call it #CarseatFullstop?It was the very first name that came to me when I started thinking of creating a campaign. It was a play on ideas and words in my mind (to give) the representation that there was no alternative.Then also, car seat full stop – because in the case of a sudden complete stop (in a crash) the car seat will fully stop your child from being injured or killed.While it was my first idea, I spoke to a lot of my friends from my PR days, asking them for ideas and alternatives. We brainstormed and had lots of alternatives, but I kept coming back to it. I started thinking of messaging; I just knew it was the right choice. I am a bit pedantic though, it is capital C and F only – #CarseatFullstop.How many bloggers have been part of the initiative?I started by having a solid idea of what messaging was needed and gathering all the facts, statistics and a large number of stock images.Being part of the blogging community and having worked closely with many of the parenting bloggers on things such as their branding, messaging, and proposals, has allowed me to have a really great personal relationship with them. (I have) a very good understanding of who they are, who their kids are, their unique personalities and voices, so I built from there.I spoke to the bloggers I wanted on board about the angles I thought would work best for them and their audiences and they agreed. They were incredible and I created a completely new way of working with influencers that worked better than I had imagined.There were 20 of us in total:Cassan Ferguson – Leather Jacket FoxesChereen Strydom – For the Beauty of ItCindy Alfino – 3 Kids, 2 Dogs & 1 Old HouseDon Dinnematin – The Don FatherJonelle du Pont – Tyranny of PinkLaura Kim le Roux – Harassed Mom, South African Mom BlogsLeigh Geary – The Mom DiariesLindi Mogale – A Well Heeled WomanLindsay Leigh Thomas – Love Made MeMandy Lee Miller – Pregnant in Cape Town, Tums 2 Tots Online, SouthAfrican SisterhoodMariza (Maz) Halliday – Caffeine & FairydustMegan Kelly Botha – By Megan KellyMelissa de la Croix – Pretty Messy MelonSarah Huddy – The Mommy CityShanéy Vijendranath – You, Baby & ISharon van Wyk – The Blessed BarrennessTanya Kovarsky – Rattle and MumTerence Mentor – AfroDaddyTracey Grammer-Porter – The Milk MemoirsZoe Hawkins – BornGeekMandy Lee Miller’s research finds a rear-facing car seat is five times safer than a forward-facing car seat, and a child should face the back until at least 3-4 years old or until they weigh at least 18 kilograms. Also, you should not be able to get more than one finger between your child’s fastened harness and their body – any looser and it is not safe. (Image: #CarseatFullstop)Volvo was one of your sponsors. Did any other brands get on board?Gumtree provided an amazing amount of support. it created adverts and content and ran a giveaway and sponsored us a magazine advertisement. It shared our branding on its social media platforms, which was phenomenal.Jitterbugs in Durban gave us a huge discount on printing bumper stickers. It also printed 1,000 with its own logo on to show its support, which our team distributed around the country.My local Spar, Kids Emporium, Schnooky Pie, and Meraki Lifestyle all paid to have bumper stickers printed and distributed them for us. Schnooky Pie also helped us to pay for five branded cars.The space on the cars was given to us free of charge by Cool Kids Cabs, which is as passionate about car safety as I am.BabyGroup published one of the articles written by one of our bloggers. It also did an advert on its social media for us and in its newsletter.Wheel Well added a direct link to our website and Arrive Alive, SafelyHome and Western Cape Gov Transport Public Works shared our content to their platforms.Did it help that you are blogger?It helped that I am respected in the local blogging community. Also in understanding how blogs work and the underlying influence in what is said, how it is said and knowing how certain audiences respond to certain things.It helps me in general when working with bloggers as well, because they know that I know what they do, how much work they put into it and how challenging it can be.I don’t know of another campaign where several bloggers have worked together in a campaign. Most brands, PRs and the influencer marketing companies don’t have the relationships that I have with the community.I believe that personal relationships and understanding and appreciation of what goes into it, are the only way that this kind of campaign can work.The campaign was for 67 days; are you still carrying on with it?There were two elements to the campaign. The core campaign was purely an awareness campaign – #CarseatFullstop. Every child in a car seat every time no matter what. This campaign is ongoing.The second element was the 67 days. This was a secondary campaign that I launched on Mandela Day (hence the extension on 67 minutes) in support of Johannesburg-based Wheel Well.Wheel Well collects secondhand car seats year-round. It takes them apart, cleans them, refurbishes those that can be refurbished and responsibly disposes of car seats that are damaged, unsafe or that have been recalled internationally.It then gets those seats to those who cannot afford to buy one new, for a small affordable donation. It is amazing and it was an honour to support Wheel Well.How many car seats have you collected so far?It is difficult to say how many seats we managed to collect overall (because) in the beginning of the campaign people were asked to drop seats at their closest Renault dealership (a relationship held with Wheel Well).I convinced Volvo to become a drop-off point for the duration of the campaign. I am unsure of the exact number of secondhand seats collected, but as part of my campaign, Volvo itself donated 30+ brand-new seats of its last generation range along with the collected seats. The drop-off was 62 seats in total. As mentioned though, that isn’t the core element of #CarseatFullstop.What is the future of #CarseatFullstop?I am planning on taking it into nursery schools – first in Cape Town and later across the country. I am working with a clinical psychologist who specialised in play therapy to put together a session that will engage the little ones and get them to become their own advocates by creating an understanding of and passion for car seats and car seat safety.last_img read more

first_imgLondon: Arsenal boss Unai Emery said Thursday that Granit Xhaka’s “mindset is better” after he missed four matches following his public run-in with the club’s fans.The Switzerland international was stripped of the club captaincy after swearing and throwing the captain’s armband to the ground in reaction to Gunners fans booing him as he was substituted against Crystal Palace late last month. Xhaka, 27, blamed death threats to his family for his furious response, saying he had reached “boiling point”, but Emery said he was training well after playing in both of his country’s Euro 2020 qualifiers in the past week.”He is coming back better in his mind, his mindset is better to help us and to be closer to playing when we need him,” said Emery ahead of his side’s home match with Southampton on Saturday.”I spoke to him this morning and we had a very good conversation. He trained very well before the international break and he trained very well this morning.”Emery gave no guarantee that Xhaka would feature against the Saints.”We are going to decide tomorrow but I want to do that comeback, give him confidence and make him comfortable,” he said. “And when we can connect with our supporters with a good moment and a good performance and being strong with them.”Arsenal, without a win in four Premier League matches, are sixth in the table, eight points behind the top four, but Emery was positive they could narrow the gap.”Last year we had some experience in reducing the gap against important teams and now that’s our objective,” said the Spaniard.”We know it won’t take a short time but that’s our goal and our challenge now is to reduce the distance, little by little, and starting on Saturday and that match is very important.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. arsenalfootballGranit XhakaPremier League First Published: November 22, 2019, 5:25 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgBy Siddhi JainNainital, Oct 6 (IANS) Author-columnist Shobhaa De has said that she feels sorry for people who do not believe sexual harassment survivors, asserting that a #MeToo movement is “inevitable” for every field, even outside showbiz.”I feel sorry for those who do not believe sexual harassment survivors, because there’s soon going to be no place for them to hide,” De told IANS on the sidelines of the third edition of “Himalayan Echoes: Kumaon Festival of Literature and Arts”. “The truth remains the truth… Whether you believe her or not is reflection of who you are; it’s not any indictment about her. It’s shame if they continue to be in denial, because that’s exactly what I think it is,” asserted the “Seventy…And To Hell With It” author. On the anonymous naming and shaming of the alleged sexual predators on social media, she said that it may “seem exaggerated and unfair”, adding that “maybe it probably is”.”Social media encourages anonymity, you can hide behind it, but also sometimes it gives courage. So if someone feels strongly about something and has felt helpless all this while, it will give a voice to it,” she added.De maintained that she does not have a personal story to share on #MeToo, but that, she asserted, doesn’t take away the empathy she has for every single victim of harassment — boy, girl, man, woman, child.”I am not a victim. I’m saying that not with relief, because safety is something not to be taken for granted, and I have always taken mine for granted,” she said.”(It) might be that I’ve been spared, because from a young age, I’ve been a no-nonsense kind of a person but even then you can be oppressed, because you can be overpowered,” the widely-read author said.Do she think a #MeToo is possible in the literary world?”It’s inevitable. It’s gonna happen in every single field, it’s gonna happen in sports, politics, art, literature. Because it’s not something restricted to showbiz,” she said.De participated in a “No Filter” session and was in conversation with author Jahnavi Prasada, the director of the annual literary event. “There are no saints in Hollywood and there are none in Bollywood either. They say we are actors not activists. It’s not about being an activist, it’s about standing up for a colleague and damning what’s wrong,” De had said during the session.Himalayan Echoes will conclude on Sunday.(Siddhi Jain is in Nainital at the invitation of the organisers of Himalayan Echoes. She can be contacted at [email protected])–IANSsj/ss/vmadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgA closeup of the back of a Notre Dame Fighting Irish helmet.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 30: A player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish wears a decal on his helmut honoring Declan Sullivan, a student who was killed while videotaping a Notre Dame practice in high winds this past week, before a game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Notre Dame Stadium on October 30, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are locked in a heated battle with Clemson in the Cotton Bowl Classic. But before the game, one Notre Dame fan got to experience something amazing (and possibly terrifying) that had nothing to do with the game.During the national anthem at AT&T Stadium, a bald eagle was released into the stadium. But the eagle had to land somewhere, and chose the shoulder of a surprised Notre Dame fan in the crowd.Video footage of the incredible moment quickly flooded the internet.You can see one of the best angles from this video, from Sports Illustrated.You can see the Notre Dame fan trying to avoid touching the eagle, either to keep from getting sliced up by its talons or to avoid injuring the bird.As for the Notre Dame football team, the Fighting Irish started well-enough against the reigning ACC champions.After Clemson scored a field goal early in the first quarter, Brian Kelly’s team answered with a field goal of their own.The teams are tied 3-3 at 4:26 in the first quarter.Stay tuned.last_img read more

first_imgTOBIQUE, N.B. – A resident of a New Brunswick First Nation is crediting the strength of several band members for saving his 12-year-old son as they struggled to exit their burning home.Daniel Saulis said he was struggling to maintain consciousness before several young men in their 20s broke the window of his burning Tobique First Nation home early Sunday and hauled he and his son Hunter out.“If it wasn’t for them, I don’t think we would have got out,” he said Wednesday.Saulis said a porch fire had spread into the kitchen, and the doors out of the house wouldn’t open or were blocked by heat, so they retreated into a bedroom and attempted to open a window.He and Hunter heard people outside asking if they needed help, and he told them they did.The heat made breathing difficult, and he couldn’t lift his heavy-set son out of the window on his own, he said.“I couldn’t have got Hunter out, he’s too heavy. I wouldn’t have been able to get him out alone,” said Saulis, who is a wood harvester.He said two or three of the men broke the window and then lifted them out, sheltering them in a vehicle and bringing them to a hospital for smoke inhalation treatment.Saulis said that the men were coming back from a dance and saw the flames coming from the home.He said that Houston Bear, one of the men who rescued them, used his arm strength to lift Hunter — who the father says weighs over 90 kilograms.“Houston is a big boy. He had ahold of Hunter’s arms and he wouldn’t let go for nothing,” said Saulis.last_img read more

first_imgThe Giving Back Fund’s Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy Summit will take place on July 25 in Los Angeles.Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy SummitThe Summit is a day long, classroom style retreat for staff and managers of foundations large and small. Through speakers and interactive panels you’ll learn cutting edge information, techniques and tips for growing your established nonprofit or getting your new organization off the ground. Plus, built in networking breaks give you an opportunity to create lasting connections with other nonprofit leaders and the event speakers.The speakers include:Carol Cone – On Purpose, CEODr. Richard Lapchick – UCF DeVos Sports Business Management, Program ChairJon Duschinsky – The Conversation Farm, FounderJay Samit – SeaChange International, CEOSpeakers from industry leading organizations will be covering: • How to use Social Media to support your cause and grow your organization • New Fundraising techniques and tactics that you should be using • Regulations and Compliance issues for nonprofits you need to know • New marketing concepts and approaches for any size budget • Innovation in the nonprofit world and what it means for your organization • How crowdfunding can change the way you fundraise. • Getting celebrity participation for your cause and raising public awareness • And MORE!To find out more about the event, click here.last_img read more

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,216.47, down 25.41 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 16 cents, or 1.41 per cent, to $11.15 on 7.3 million shares.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down eight cents, or 5.44 per cent, to $1.39 on 6.6 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up $1.45, or 7.73 per cent, to $20.22 on 6.5 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 23 cents, or 2.37 per cent, to $9.49 on 5.8 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 13 cents, or 0.52 per cent, to $24.70 on 4.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 0.93 per cent, to $3.19 on 4.6 million shares.last_img read more

OTTAWA — The Canadian Real Estate Association says last month was the weakest January for residential sales since 2015, with the number of transactions down four per cent nationally from last year.The association says about 23,968 properties were sold through the Multiple Listing Service in January, down from 24,977 a year earlier.CREA says the national average price for all types of residential properties sold in January was $455,000, down 5.5 per cent from the same month in 2018 — the biggest year-over-year decline for a month since May 2018.The MLS house price index — which adjusts for differing property types — was up 0.8 per cent year-over-year, the smallest increase since June 2018.In the Greater Vancouver area, price index was down about 4.5 per cent year-over-year but up 4.2 per cent in Victoria and up 9.3 per cent from a year ago elsewhere on Vancouver Island.The index for the Greater Toronto Area was up 2.7 per cent and up 6.3 per cent for the Greater Montreal area, but down in Regina (minus 3.8 per cent), Saskatoon (minus 2.0), Calgary (minus 3.9), and Edmonton (minus 2.9)  The Canadian Press read more

14 June 2011The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has welcomed the $360 million fund launched by Haiti’s new President to ensure the most disadvantaged children in the country can go to school. The National Fund for Education (FNE), announced two weeks ago by President Michel Martelly is the biggest fund of its kind ever envisaged for out-of-school children in the impoverished Caribbean nation. Haiti’s education system was devastated by the earthquake in January 2010, according to UNESCO, which adds that even before the disaster only one in five children had access to a public school. A large segment of the population was deprived of education because parents lacked the financial resources to pay the registration fee.“Haiti needs sustainable investments in education to give Haitians the means to rebuild their country,” UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said, commending Mr. Martelly on his initiative. The fund is a multi-sectoral consortium which groups the Haitian Government, the private sector, international financial institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It is chiefly composed of a five-cent deduction on incoming international phone calls and $1.50 on international money transfers. The resources identified so far should allow around 350,000 children to go to school in the first year, according to UNESCO, and a total of 1.9 million children are expected to benefit overall. “This fund is a clear example of innovative financing to reach the Education for All goals, involving the State, private companies, NGOs and the international community,” said Ms. Bokova.The Education for All goals were agreed to by more than 160 countries at the World Education Forum in 2000 in Dakar, Senegal, with the aim of achieving 100 per cent child enrolment in primary schools by 2015. read more

India has boosted its maritime security and is checking all Indian fishing boats returning to the shore in the wake of fears that militants may attempt to enter India through Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka’s military had already on Wednesday denied reports that Pakistan militants may use Jaffna to enter India and launch attacks. However the Times of India reported today that the Indian Navy and Coast Guard stopped fishing boats returning to the shore in Southern India yesterday and they were thoroughly combed by the naval and coast guard personnel. Fisheries department sources in Rameswaram also said that the navy is screening all the documentation of the boats and the details about the fishermen. “They are carrying out thorough inspection but we don’t know the exact reason behind it,” an official said.Coast guard sources in Mandapam station said the inspection used to be carried out randomly but it was done as a thorough screening on Thursday. Coast guard vessels are also combing the sea round-the-clock. Coast Guard commandant, Mandapam, H Harish More said that they are carrying out the patrol round-the-clock and they are fully prepared. “We are carrying out tight patrol in the sea as usual,” he said. The identity cards of the fishermen were also screened by them, he said. “We believe the search was carried out after the threat and the patrolling by Coast Guard was also intensified at International Maritime Boundary (IMBL),” he said.According to the fishermen, the navy owns four to five fishing vessels taken on rental basis through which they take provisions and water to their bigger vessels in mid-sea. Those fishing vessels intercepted the fishermen as they were approaching the shore in the morning and the inspection was carried out, they claimed. B Jesuraja, district secretary of Tamil Nadu Mechanised Boat Fishermen Association stated that all the boats were checked by the navy and they also checked the documents, fishing tokens issued by the fisheries department. read more

The survey, “Speaking Out! Voices of Children and Adolescents in East Asia and the Pacific,” asked questions of approximately 10,000 children and adolescents 9 to 17 years of age in 17 countries and territories, representing some 300 million young people in that age group. According to UNICEF, the survey is believed to be the largest and most comprehensive hearing of the views of young people ever carried out in the region.The findings revealed that about 80 per cent of respondents believed their lives would be better than those of their parents, while some 74 per cent thought life in their communities would be better in the future than it is now. Asked about their level of knowledge on HIV/AIDS, 60 per cent of 9 to 13 year-olds and 25 per cent in the 14-17 age group said they knew “absolutely nothing” or “only the name.” In addition, 70 per cent of children in the younger group said they were ignorant about sexual relations; for the older group that figure was 35 per cent. The number of 14 to 17-year-olds who said they lacked even basic knowledge about HIV/AIDS translates into 33 million across the region, according to UNICEF.Other questions related to HIV/AIDS were asked only of the older age group. Sixty-eight per cent of the respondents correctly identify unprotected sexual intercourse as a major route of HIV/AIDS transmission, but only 41 percent say they knew what a condom was.”The results of this survey should serve as a wake up call to the governments and societies in this region on how much more needs to be done to educate young people, especially about HIV and AIDS,” said Mehr Khan, Regional Director of UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office. “AIDS knows no borders and no country can consider itself immune. If this region is to avoid the fate of sub-Saharan Africa, where the spread of the epidemic has been truly catastrophic, we need decisive and urgent action.”The survey was carried out in Australia, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. read more

Former NBA and TV star Lamar Odom fighting for his life after being found in a Nevada brothel by Greg Beacham And Sally Ho, The Associated Press Posted Oct 14, 2015 9:51 am MDT Last Updated Oct 14, 2015 at 7:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers’ Lamar Odom reacts as he falls out of bounds in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. Odom, the former NBA star and reality TV personality embraced by teammates and fans alike for his humble approach to fame, was hospitalized and his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian is by his side, after being found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel where he had been staying for days. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Odom didn’t last long at the glittering intersection of championship success and Hollywood celebrity.Cut loose by his beloved Los Angeles Lakers, followed everywhere by reality television crews, the humble kid from Queens who married into the Kardashian clan saw his life spiral out of control, and so did everyone else.Khloe Kardashian tried to hide his addictions, then told the world she couldn’t save him. The two-time NBA champion landed on Skid Row, a regular tabloid target.Then he seemed to drop out altogether before he was found unresponsive in a brothel and hospitalized, bringing his estranged wife, his former teammates and the world’s attention back to his side Wednesday.Hospital authorities would not comment on the condition of the 35-year-old former NBA forward, but the Rev. Jesse Jackson was among his visitors Wednesday. Jackson said Odom was on life support and improving.“Apparently from what the doctor said, he was much better off today than yesterday. He at least has some responsiveness now,” Jackson said. “He’s got tubes in him now, but we felt inspired by his presence.”Jackson added: “We’re just holding hands and hoping he can bounce back.”Odom, who was embraced by teammates and television fans alike for his Everyman approach to fame, was found face-down and alone Tuesday after spending four days at the Love Ranch, a legal Nevada brothel.Odom started “throwing up all kinds of stuff” after a 911 operator told them to turn him on his side, Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof told The Associated Press in a phone interview. Odom had “spent time socializing with some of my girls,” but wasn’t seen taking any illegal drugs, Hof said.In a recording of a 911 call, brothel spokesman Richard Hunter said Odom was breathing but in a “deep sleep” when he was found, and had fluid coming from his nose and mouth.“He sounds like he’s snoring a little bit. But he is breathing consistently,” Hunter said.Odom told brothel employees he did cocaine Saturday before arriving at the Love Ranch, Hunter told the AP. He also had taken up to 10 tabs of an over-the-counter sexual performance enhancer over the past few days, Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said at a news conference.Sheriff’s Detective Michael Eisenloffel described the enhancers as supplements and said Odom bought them at the brothel.With a search warrant, authorities took a blood sample from Odom early Wednesday to determine exactly what was in his system. The results could take weeks, Eisenloffel said.Odom spent most of his 14-year NBA career in Los Angeles with the Lakers and Clippers, becoming a fan favourite before he sought even more fame with the Kardashians.His one-month courtship of Khloe before their huge 2009 wedding was taped for the E! network, and Odom appeared on nearly two dozen episodes of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” as well as other family spinoffs, including his own “Khloe & Lamar” show in 2011 and 2012.Khloe Kardashian called him “Lam-Lam” and worried openly about him on the show. Even after they split up in 2013, cameras recorded her calling him and checking on his welfare.People always seemed to root for Odom, whose prematurely weathered face wore the impact of his personal tragedies in a friendly way. And news of his hospitalization brought an outpouring of dismay and encouragement from his friends and family.Kobe Bryant joined Kardashian and some of Odom’s childhood friends at his bedside after a Tuesday night Lakers game in Las Vegas.“Lamar Odom is one of the greatest people I’ve ever known,” said Derek Fisher, the New York Knicks coach and Odom’s longtime teammate with the Lakers. “I don’t view him through the prism of choices that he’s made … I’m obviously hoping that he can pull through this, and that in some fortunate way this becomes the beginning of a different ending.”Even his estranged father, Joe Odom, was there at the hospital, according to his grandmother, Florence Odom, who told the AP Wednesday that Lamar was “in God’s hands.”Authorities were called to the brothel in Crystal, Nevada, about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. The 6-foot-10 Odom was too tall for an available helicopter, so he was driven by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas.Hof told the AP that his staff had picked up Odom from a home in Las Vegas on Saturday, and he seemed “happy, he was sleeping every night.”“He largely kept to himself, and at no time did he engage in any drug use in the presence of anyone in the house. He did drink alcohol from our bar, and was taking some herbal sexual enhancement capsules,” Hof’s statement said.Odom emerged as one of the most promising basketball talents of his generation after a difficult childhood in Queens, where his mother died of cancer when he was 12 and his estranged father was addicted to heroin. Drugs and crime were rampant in his South Jamaica neighbourhood, and he never forgot where he came from, writing tributes to his mother and grandmother on his sneakers before games.Tall enough to play centre and skilled enough to be a playmaking guard, the rangy kid with a beautiful shot and exceptional ball-handling skills drew comparisons to Magic Johnson when he played on a travelling youth team alongside Ron Artest, his future Lakers teammate.Despite an abbreviated college career marked by scandal and an arrest in Las Vegas, Odom’s talent was so coveted that he was picked fourth in the 1999 NBA draft by the moribund Clippers. Suddenly, he was “living like a 19-year-old rock star,” he said.Soon after, he was suspended for smoking marijuana.Odom had two children during those years, Destiny and Lamar Jr., with an ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales. The 2006 crib death of another infant son, Jayden, attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, prompted Odom to consider quitting basketball. He played the next season displaying a T-shirt bearing his son’s photo in his locker.Odom loved wearing purple and gold, and his selfless play won him the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 2011. He won a second straight NBA title in 2010 while playing alongside Artest, now known as Metta World Peace.But his basketball career faded as his life became a spectacle. He was heartbroken in December 2011 when the Lakers attempted to trade him; he eventually landed in Dallas, where reality TV crews followed.“The year he got traded people wanted to say, ‘Oh, it’s because of the show.’ No one wanted to bring up the accomplishments he had when we were filming,” Khloe Kardashian told the AP in a May 2013 interview. “Lamar loves doing the show and he’s the one who wanted to do ‘Khloe & Lamar” more than I did.”Still, Odom’s behaviour increasingly worried family and friends. He pleaded no contest to drunk driving after an arrest in August 2013. Kardashian filed for divorce four months later and has been dating Houston Rockets star James Harden. The divorce has not yet received final approval from a judge.When cameras caught up with Odom on a sidewalk in August, he blamed the media for his downfall.“Y’all have discredited me, beat me down, took my confidence, took everything away from me. You will not do it again,” Odom told TMZ in an interview. “To everybody that I know and that supports me, I’m sorry but it’s just it. The dog has to bite back.”____Beacham reported from Los Angeles. Contributors include Associated Press writer Ken Ritter in Las Vegas, Andrew Dalton and Beth Harris in Los Angeles, and Alicia Rancilio in New York. read more

OSU junior forward Nick Schilkey (7) during a game against Minnesota on Feb. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Evan Szymkowicz | Sports DirectorThe Ohio State men’s hockey team (8-16-2, 3-7-2) will want to put a disappointing weekend at home in the past as it gets set to travel to Penn State (18-8-4, 8-5-1) for the first time this season.The last time the two sides met was back on Jan. 23 in Columbus. That contest ended in a 5-1 Buckeye victory, and OSU will be looking for a repeat performance at the Pegula Ice Arena in State College, Pennsylvania.OSU coach Steve Rohlik said the team is looking to get off to a strong start this weekend to avoid the large deficits early on, which is what happened against Minnesota on Saturday.“If we’re determined and we play desperate, we’re a pretty good hockey team,” Rohlik said. “We just kind of ran out of time there on Saturday, but we put ourselves in a big hole against a team like (Minnesota), a 4-1 lead. It’s tough to come back even though all of us believed we could’ve.”Consistency countsThe Nittany Lions enter the series with a three-game unbeaten streak. The nation’s fifth-ranked offense scored five goals or more in two of those contests. Penn State’s last time out was a 2-2 tie against Michigan State, but eventually, it would grab the victory in the shootout.OSU senior defenseman and co-captain Craig Dalrymple said he isn’t stressing too much about any drastic changes to the game plan despite the Nittany Lions’ offense prowess.“We’re just going to keep to our game,” Dalrymple said. “We know they shoot the puck.” Because of that, OSU will try to keep Penn State’s offense outside of the area right next to the goal. Outside shots and those from the safe areas are the ones the Buckeyes are “OK with,” Dalrymple said. “We know shots are going to come, but we’ve just got to limit the Grade-A opportunities,” he said. Rohlik said he hopes to bring some uniformity to the Buckeyes’ play. The last five games have been a mixed bag for the Scarlet and Gray, with two wins and three losses, including Friday’s overtime defeat.“You guys can see it. We play good then all of a sudden, it’s like a turnover you just can’t explain, and it ends up being in the back of our net,” Rohlik said. “It’s some of the little things that end up costing us. If you could take back 50 seconds of a hockey game, all of a sudden that’s three goals.” On the other hand, an example of consistency is junior forward David Gust, who has 16 points over his current 15-game point streak. He currently leads the Buckeyes with 20 assists and 27 points this season.OSU forward Tommy Parran (6) tries to clear the puck in front of the Buckeyes’ goal in a game against Minnesota on Feb. 12 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Evan Szymkowicz | Sports DirectorPower play powersIt will be a battle of power play offense versus shorthanded defense in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions currently lead the Big Ten in penalty kills with 46. Meanwhile, the Buckeyes are tied for second in the conference with 10 power play goals. The Nittany Lions are also dangerous offensively while shorthanded, leading the nation with 10 shorthanded goals. Gust currently leads the Buckeyes with 11 power play points, coming from two goals and nine assists. Fellow junior forward and co-captain Nick Schilkey leads OSU in power play scoring with five goals.Schilkey highlighted his disappointment with the lack of points gained from the Minnesota series, but he said he is looking forward to facing the Nittany Lions once again.“We’ve got to get back out there and get back to our game,” Schilkey said. “It’s frustrating to drop another two games to Minnesota. They’re a good team in our league, but we have another chance to play another good team in our league this weekend. We’re going to get back out there and get those points back.”The goals keep comingDespite their struggles on defense, the Buckeyes have still been scoring goals at a high rate. They have scored three goals or more in four of their last five games, which includes the 5-1 win against the Nittany Lions back in January.The Buckeye offense will have to challenge Penn State’s standout junior goaltender Eamon McAdam once again, who currently leads the conference with a .931 save percentage. Even with his solid play, the plans put in place to score goals stays the game, Schilkey said. “You’ve got to get shots on them, work them down low,” he said. “Get them moving side to side. Just like any other goalie.”The puck is set to drop at the Pegula Ice Arena at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and again on Saturday at 3 p.m. read more

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news.2-1The semifinal game between England and Japan ended in heartbreak for Britons, with an own-goal in stoppage time ending the Lionesses’ run. [ESPN FC] 600 feetComet 67P, where the European Space Agency sent the Rosetta probe and harpooned a lander, is littered with massive sinkholes 600 feet deep. I’m pretty sure this renders the “drillers have to become astronauts to dig 800 feet into an asteroid” plot of “Armageddon” effectively moot. Finally, science standing up to a Michael Bay movie. [The Los Angeles Times]$45 millionThe campaign of Hillary Clinton raised about $45 million since its launch, which is a stack of dough the size of an incumbent president’s. At press time, Iowa local TV news station owners were presumably checking if a shiny new Doppler radar is eligible for Amazon Prime. [ABC News]$935 millionOne side effect of all those comic book movies we keep seeing is that comic book sales are bananas again. Last year they hit mid-1990s sales levels, after adjusting for inflation. About $835 million came from physical sales of comic books and graphic novels and another $100 million from digital sales. [Comichron]$1.9 billionPuerto Rico paid the $1.9 billion debt service payment it owed Wednesday, averting a deeper fiscal crisis in the U.S. territory that owes $73 billion total. [CNBC] 5.3 percent“Magic Mike XXL” is out in theaters, and you should see it both because Channing Tatum has abs that can probably open jars, and because “Magic Mike” was actually a pretty accurate look into a crucial sector of the American economy. The strip club industry derives 5.3 percent of its revenue from women. [FiveThirtyEight]44 yearsSonia Manzano has played Maria on Sesame Street for 44 years, but that tenure is coming to an end. She announced that she’s going to retire from the beloved children’s television program after this season. [The AV Club] 250 studentsSweet Briar University, a private all-women’s college in Virginia, was saved from closing after a dedicated alumni campaign. Still, the premature closing announcement meant that only 250 students will be returning to campus this fall, down from 561 students last year. [Bloomberg] Saturday is Independence Day in the U.S. and tomorrow is a company holiday, so we’re off and you’re without a newsletter. Have a good holiday weekend everybody, be cool around the fireworks and don’t do anything too stupid. See you on Monday. If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news. 54 yearsThe U.S. is going to have an embassy in Cuba again, and vice versa, after 54 years of no diplomatic ties. [USA Today]67 percent It’s the United States versus Japan in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this Sunday. According to our model, the United States is favored to win the match and the tournament with a 67 percent chance of victory. Still, don’t get too cocky: Japan should still win this game one out of three times. If you want a primer on the team, definitely check out Allison McCann talking to current members of the squad from earlier in the tournament. [FiveThirtyEight] If you see a significant digit in the wild, tweet it to me, @WaltHickey. read more

first_imgProtesters from the Kent Anti-Racism Network.Credit:Graham Mitchell/Barcroft Images What a great day. The fascist demo was a flop, the Margate community was outstanding, and we’ve just passed the 1000 followers mark! #wlm— KENT ANTI RACISM NET (@KentAntiRacism) 22 October 2016 A ‘White Lives Matter’ demonstration held in Margate on Saturday was met with ridicule and counter-demonstrations from anti-fascist protestors and local residents.Around 40 far-right protestors descended on the Kent town for the event, publicised on the White Lives Matter UK Facebook page as a “peaceful march … in support of deprived and depressed white communities throughout the country.”“Margate is over 95 per cent white and yet a third of the children live below the financial poverty line, 30 per cent of neighbourhoods are in the poorest 10 per cent of those in the country,” the group said. “The lives of these white people matter.”A YouTube video promoting the event, thought to be the first in Britain held under the ‘White Lives Matter’ banner, featured a song with the lyrics: “We will never be enslaved by a Zionist master plan.” Mounted police and graffiti. #wlm we love margate @artistsmakers— Tracey Thompson (@traceyrozier) 22 October 2016 Local business owner Lisa Richards told Kent News: “We completely respect people for their right to protest as thankfully we live in a democracy but one of the things that upset me most out of this, is that we are happy and so grateful we live in a such a great community and people were coming here and promoting hate and racism and that just appalled us so much we just had to make a stand.””We live in a time where there is real divisive news and people being blamed for the problems in our society and it is not these people and we want to put our arms around Margate and give it a big hug.” We love Margate! ❤️ #wlm— Amy Zing (@AmyZingSTP) 22 October 2016 We Love Margate, because we turn our back on hate. #WLM— Ian Jeanes (@ijeanes) 22 October 2016 Protesters from the Kent Anti-Racism Network. Town residents put up banners saying “Margate says NO to racism”, and a hashtag created to promote the White Lives Matter cause, #WLM, was hijacked to instead spread the message: “We Love Margate”. We love #Margate #wlm and all its #diversity— Mary Louis (@MaryBLouis) 22 October 2016 However, the demonstration was met with a noisy counter-protest from groups chanting “Nazi scum, off our streets” and “refugees are welcome here.” I don’t think I’ve ever felt more proud of where I live. The good people of #Margate were out in force today. Such love. Such community #WLM— GB Pizza Co (@gbPizzaCo) 22 October 2016 Welcome to the Grotto, where We Love Margate #WLM— Shell Grotto (@shellgrotto) 22 October 2016 We Love Margate #WLM on the harbour arm— Stan (@stanartpod) 22 October 2016 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.last_img read more

first_imgBaffinland Iron Mines has completed loading of the first shipment of Mary River iron ore. The Federal Tiber bulk carrier departed from Milne port at on Saturday, August 8, 2015 carrying a total of 53,624 t of iron ore. The ship is bound for Nordenham, Germany, where its cargo will be unloaded and eventually used to make high quality steel.Tom Paddon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Baffinland stated, “This is a great moment for Baffinland, its investors, and its employees who have worked hard to reach this goal. In just two years the men and women who work at the site, both Inuit or southern, have collaborated to build the mine and its infrastructure and have now moved the new port into full operation – this is their achievement and they can be proud of what they have accomplished. It is also a significant moment for Nunavut with the world’s most northerly open-pit mine now fully functional on Baffin Island. Iron ore from the Naluujaak pit at Mary River mine will soon become an ingredient in European steel and Nunavut’s role in contributing to the global economy has just increased. It’s important to note that, again working collaboratively, local communities, Inuit organizations, governments and industry have shown what can be achieved, and Baffinland is especially grateful for the support it has enjoyed in bringing this project to fruition.”Mary River is located on northern Baffin Island, in the Territory of Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic. The project consists of nine high-grade lump and fine iron ore deposits that can be mined, crushed and screened and then shipped directly to markets. The first phase consists of mining iron ore from the reserve at Deposit No. 1 at a production rate of 18 Mt/y.last_img read more

first_imgEngineering company Monadelphous Group Ltd has announced it has been awarded a major construction contract at BHP’s South Flank Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The contract, which is valued at A$108 million, includes structural, mechanical, piping and electrical and instrumentation works associated with the project’s outflow infrastructure.Work will commence immediately and is expected to be completed by May 2021. Monadelphous Managing Director, Rob Velletri, said the contract award demonstrated the strength of the company’s long-term relationship with BHP, as well asits proven track record of reliably and safely delivering large, multidisciplinary construction projects. “BHP has been one of our core customers, for both construction and maintenance projects, for more than 20 years. We arelooking forward to partnering with them on this strategically important project, and continuingto build on our proven construction capability within the iron ore sector in the Pilbara,” Velletri said. “Monadelphous continues to provide a broad range of community support initiatives throughout the Pilbara, including offering local employment and supply opportunities.” The work is expected to provide approximately 400 employment opportunities.last_img read more

first_imgCALLS FOR MORE transparency in Ireland’s immigration system have been made after a Pakistani victim of domestic violence won a five-year battle to remain in the State with her two children.She achieved a settlement in the High Court with the support of the Immigrant Council of Ireland. The ICI said that such cases “highlight once again the difficulties caused because Ireland does not have a modern, transparent and fair immigration system with an independent appeals mechanism”.The woman and her daughter, who arrived here in 2007, have been seeking permission to remain in Ireland with an infant son who was born here.After being subject to serious abuse while married to an EU national, the woman left the relationship but had to go the High Court to prove that she was allowed to stay in the country.At one point, she was issued with a deportation order, but this was removed.Urgent needThe Immigrant Council has welcomed the settlement, saying it again highlights the urgent need for an immigration system which is modern, transparent and fair to all.Senior solicitor with the council, Hilkka Becker, said:Subjecting a victim of domestic violence, her daughter and infant son to a five year legal battle, including two High Court actions is cruel and unfair. It has been a long road for this small family as they attempted to negotiate bureaucracy and the courts. Only the courage and determination of our client has ensured that justice has been done, not just for her but also for two young children. During much of the period the family lived uncertain of their status.She said the woman and her children feared being prevented from rebuilding their lives by being refused the right to work and were denied basic State supports, including child benefit.The settlement was successfully achieved after the High Court last year allowed for a Judicial Review to go ahead on the basis of undue delay and Ireland’s failure to meet international commitments.Denise Charlton Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council added:We are delighted for the family involved and glad to have been able to support their long battle for justice. I want to pay tribute to the solicitors of our Independent Law Centre for their work on this case.The ICI said that such cases highlight once again the difficulties caused because Ireland does not have a modern, transparent and fair Immigration System with an independent appeals mechanism.While improvements have been introduced to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the system, including victims of domestic violence, the need for whole scale reform has been highlighted in a string of recent court cases.Becker told that the ICI has been campaigning for an independent appeals mechanism to be put in place, for more transparency, easier accessibility of guidelines and the protection of domestic violence victims.She said that victims of domestic violence may not be aware of their rights regarding their immigration status, and such information needs to be clearly displayed on the Department of Justice website.Read: New report on human trafficking highlights low number of prosecutions>last_img read more

first_imgThe amount of awesome that is displayed in the picture above is almost too much for words. Created by Seattle artist Erich Ginder, the wallpaper you see above depicts a classic floral print that has been created entirely by using ASCII text. Bringing together the decorations your grandmother had in her house with the textual art, you can adorn the walls in your home with “Warez Rose” as a conversation piece when friends come over.Before you rush out with your checkbook to brighten the walls of your abode (you better be a fan of white), you may want to check out what they are asking for a single roll of the paper: $150. That might not be too expensive for artwork (depending on the size of your room), but it has me wondering if I’d be able to get myself a dot-matrix printer on-the-cheap, find some paper, and create the same effect for much less money.A self proclaimed design, web, interior and photography professional, Ginder works with his partner Aaron Cruz as a team that specializes in creating thoughtful and off the wall pieces that bring out the story of their clients. Browsing the duo’s website shows other work inspired by vintage technology, including a spa that actually used the wallpaper pictured above in one of its rooms.Like I mentioned before, if buying piece of art is something you are committed to, you can’t go wrong with this wallpaper. I for one will be trying to convince my wife that long strips of paper with ASCII pictures of Optimus Prime is a great idea for the man-cave.Ginder’s site via Fancy Jewels.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The ancient wrestling school of Greek philosopher Aristotle in the Athens suburb Rizari will be transformed into an archeological park open to the public by 2011. The Greek Minister of Culture, Antonis Samaras, announced last week that work is due to start in 2010 on unifying the 3.4 hectare archaeological park on the site once occupied by Aristotle’s Lyceum in Ancient Greece. A protective canopy will be built over the antiquities in the palestra or wrestling area of the lyceum’s gymnasium. Samaras said the 4.5 million euro project will link the park to the Byzantine Museum.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s social security funds will save 750 to 800 million euros per year thanks to a clampdown on pensions and benefits that were wrongly paid or falsely claimed, according to outgoing Labor Minister Giorgos Koutroumanis.Koutroumanis said that about 200,000 false claimants have been discovered during checks over the past two years. A ring involving several employees at the IKA social insurance fund in Kallithea, southern Athens, was found earlier this year to be using forged papers to pay out health benefits. On the island of Zakynthos, doctors and officials were implicated in the granting of an inexplicably high number of benefits for blind people.Koutroumanis said it had been agreed that a new body would be set up to manage the payment of pensions and benefits in an attempt to stamp out fraud and costly mistakes, such as retirement payments being paid to dead pensioners. The next government will also have to decide how many of around 90 different social benefits will be scrapped. Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

first_imgMelinda and Scott Van Hoomissen play Big Buck HD at Jake’s Bar and Grill on October 26. Melinda Van Hoomissen isn’t content with her second-place finish in the Ladies Tournament of the Big Buck Hunter World Championships in New York City.Instead, she said she has two-time winner Sara Erlandson in her sights — and she’ll be training hard to take her down next year and bring the grand prize home to Vancouver.“Sara owns a bar, and she was playing a lot on her own machine, but I’m not making excuses,” Van Hoomissen said. “We have a rivalry going now. I’m going to do better next year.”The video game, played in bars, on consoles and even smartphones throughout the world, is a fast-paced shooter where players compete to have the cleanest, quickest kills of virtual animals. Play Mechanix, which makes Big Buck Hunter, has about 40,000 machines networked together in bars around the country.Van Hoomissen netted a $1,500 prize with the second-place finish in the championship, held Nov. 9-11. She finished 21st in the main tournament, which includes both genders.last_img read more

first_imgPORTLAND — Police have moved a protester attached to a barrel full of concrete off of a railroad track at a Portland oil terminal and arrested her.Officers used an electric saw and a hammer to free the woman Monday. Her arm was locked to rebar inside the concrete.She was identified as 22-year-old Irene Marjorie Milsom of Portland, a member of Portland Rising Tide.The group said its point is that while shipments of oil occasionally explode in derailments, the burning of fossil fuels and the resulting change in the climate “causes far greater harm to communities.”Police said Milsom would be charged with misdemeanors: trespassing, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.A spokesman, Sgt. Pete Simpson, told The Oregonian that she was on a side track and didn’t block any rail cars.last_img read more

first_imgTEHRAN: Iran warned the United States on Saturday that any aggression against the Islamic republic would have serious consequences for US interests across the Middle East. “Firing one bullet towards Iran will set fire to the interests of America and its allies”, armed forces general staff spokesman Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi told the Tasnim news agency. Also Read – Shahid Afridi joins ‘Kashmir Hour’ in military uniform Advertise With Us “Today, the situation in the region is to Iran’s advantage.”If the enemy — especially America and its allies in the region — make the military mistake of shooting the powder keg on which America’s interests lie, the region will be set on fire,” Shekarchi warned. President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States was “cocked & loaded” to strike Iran but pulled back at the last minute as it would not have been a “proportionate” response to Tehran’s shooting down of an unmanned US drone. The downing of the drone — which Tehran insists violated its airspace, a claim Washington denies — has seen tensions between the two countries spike after a series of attacks on oil tankers the US has blamed on Iran.last_img read more

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (—A pair of professors, one with Charles Darwin University, the other Southern Cross University, both in Australia, has published a Comment piece in the journal Nature decrying the chaotic state regarding the classification of complex organisms. In their paper, Stephen Garnett and Les Christidis contend that failure to regulate taxonomy in the coming years could cause serious problems for conservation efforts directed towards preserving biodiversity. At the root of the problem, the authors point out, is that there is no single definition for the word “species”—they have found there exist approximately 30 definitions for the word, which allows scientists, politicians and other entities free reign to use it in whatever context they choose to meet their specific needs. But that, they note, puts at risk the validity of research efforts and provides fertile ground for those seeking to usurp conservation efforts for financial gain. They offer cannabis as an example: Some “species” offer the high users seek, while others do not—changing the classification could have legal ramifications both for those convicted of using it or going forward—should some species be legal and others not? There is also the case of killer whales—some have suggested breaking them into three distinct species, but if that happens, would all three remain protected from hunters? Another example is separating the Florida panther from the North American cougar. Doing so could allow those seeking to buy protected land in Florida for development purposes an opportunity if wording in state laws suddenly ceases to protect areas where the big cats live.What needs to happen, the authors suggest, is for a single body to take ownership of taxonomy—one capable of creating a definition for the words that are used to describe plant and animal groups. They suggest further that the proper group should be the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), and they offer a four-step process for how it could be done: The IUBS would need to agree to take on such a role, a taxonomic commission would have to be created to agree on rules, subcommittees would need to be created to deal with organism subsets, and finally, a judicial committee would need to be created to serve as the final arbiter when disputes arise. © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img Journal information: Nature More information: Stephen T. Garnett et al. Taxonomy anarchy hampers conservation, Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/546025a Study of biodiversity suggests a small increase in size of protected areas could reap large rewards Citation: Professors call for an end to the chaotic classification of organisms (2017, June 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Police and State Transport department joined hands to act against overloaded trucks.A few days ago, during administrative review meeting in several districts, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered the police and the administration of the respective districts to take stringent action against over loading. According to the sources, Banerjee was quite annoyed with the overloaded trucks specially the trucks carrying sand. She also expressed her concern about the illegal sand overloading going on since a few months. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeDuring her review meetings she instructed the police and the district administration to act against over loading of trucks. Focusing on the Chief Minister’s order, every district administration has started acting against overloading. In several district, the Motor Vehicles Inspector (MVI) from the concerned Regional Transport Authority (RTA) are keeping a strict vigil with assistance from the state police. During the last one week several overloaded trucks have been detained. The owners have been prosecuted accordingly for driving their trucks in Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedsuch a condition. According to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), overloading in the goods vehicles is a menace and a matter of serious concern. A substantial number of the road accident occurs only because of overloading. It causes huge damage and destruction. The damage and destruction of roads call for frequent repairing inflicting burden on state exchequer. The district and Kolkata police are equipped with motor vehicle Acts to lodge cases against the offenders and the vehicles. On Sunday, the police have seized 21 trucks at Ratanpur in Hooghly for allegedly carrying goods beyond permissible weight. Special checking was being held at the Airport traffic guard area in the Bidhannagar Police jurisdiction as it is one of the main entry points to the city. According to the sources, the suspected vehicles are being stopped and handed over to the MVIs by the police. Later, the weights are being measured in weighbridges by the Transport department officials. If any irregularities are found, the trucks get prosecuted as per the law.last_img read more

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first_imgLUCERNE, Switzerland — GaultMillau Switzerland and its sponsoring-partner, the Lucerne watch manufacturerCarl F. Bucherer, have voted. The “Hotel of the year 2008” has been confirmed. The crown for extraordinary Swiss ‘hotelsmanship’ goes to the Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina. On 25 August, the “2008 Hotel of the Year” Award was presented by GaultMilliau Switzerland and Carl F. Bucherer to the Grand Hotel Kronenhof, which has been under the management of Heinz E. and Jenny Hunkeler since autumn 2006. Attending the festive occasion in the hotel’s grounds were Thomas Morf, CEO of Carl F. Bucherer, and Boris Blank, the watch brand’s ambassador, together with many guests from the political and tourism circles in the Engadine. “The Kronenhof has always worn a crown, but this distinction gives it another more beautiful one, indeed the most beautiful crown”, acknowledged Heinz E. Hunkeler proudly in his speech of thanks.For the second time now, Carl F. Bucherer acted as sponsor for the selection of the GaultMillau hotel of the year. The independent watch manufacturer with its head offices in Lucerne was pleased that the distinction was awarded to the only five-star hotel in Pontresina. The Grand Hotel Kronenhof distinguished itself through its exclusivity, innovation, tradition and high level of quality. “A hotel was selected, which reflects the values of our company and our products perfectly”, explained Bruno Jufer, Marketing Director for Carl F. Bucherer.Carl F. Bucherer will also assist GaultMillau in its role as the main sponsor of the “hotel of the year” award in 2009. So the search for perfection will continue, whether in the hotel industry or at the Carl F. Bucherer Manufacture.last_img read more

first_imgDecember 4, 2003WINTER GARDEN: Paulownia trees shed their large leaves during winter and let sun shine into the garden. The agriculture crew is preparing beds for kale and carrots. [Photo & Text: Ayano Atsumi] One of the tasks of Agriculture department is to manage the land use around the camp. Dried plants and weeds are used to cover the side of riverbed to prevent erosion. [Photo & Text: Ayano Atsumi]last_img

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Sushant Lok SHO Gaurav Phogat said. ? became Scottish and British at the same time, India’s top tech companies have been mentioned in a White House briefing where Administation officials made the American case about India’s top companies gaming the H1B lottery system to corner a lion’s share of visas. a potential fragmentation of the insurgency would defeat its hope to seize power in the foreseeable future, Those sentenced to death included the father of the? CEO, “I knew that it is a family film and I was catering to a family audience.

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But its Indian ramifications cannot be overlooked.Santacruz [email protected] Next stop Mumbai ?pictwittercom/Oq6QDEp0hO — Amy Jackson (@iamAmyJackson) February 14 2017 More from the world of Entertainment: Amy hit a jackpot of sorts when she bagged a role in director Shankar’s 20 which is a sequel to Rajinikanth’s 2010 blockbuster Enthiran This film marks her second collaboration with Shankar after I which had Vikram in the lead The details of her character in the film are still unknown The film will hit the screens worldwide on Diwali this year For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWhile talking to people about the upcoming Gujarat Assembly election we came across a few members of the Siddi tribe which lives in the Jambur village of the Gir Somnath district in Gujarat We talked to Gafar who speaks Gujarati fluently When he realised that we are journalists from Delhi he started talking to us in Hindi He comes from the African Goma tribe In Gujarat these people are also known as Siddis He has a vegetable shop in the same village Where did the Siddi tribe come from Gafar said "there are several stories about our origin Some say that we have come from Africa some say that we come from Indonesia while others say that the Portuguese rulers brought us here Few say that we were brought here to cut the forest and stayed back" After coming here the Siddi tribe started believing in Islam They are therefore also called Siddi Badshah or Siddi Muslims Since last four centuries many generations of the Siddi people here merged with India Earlier the elderly would discuss from where they came from However no one even talks about it now Gafar said "we have now settled here All we know is we are Indians" The Siddi tribe lives in the Jambur village of Gir Somnath district Image procured by the author Siddis are ready for a change We met a few more boys outside a school in the village along with Gafar Shaukat Ali said "I am a student of BA first year right now and I want to become a police inspector" His father is a labourer but Ali is ready to carve his own identity A student of standard X Shakeel said that he wants to join the army The Siddi community which works hard to earn their livelihood has been living in the area next to the Gir jungle for generations The Siddis associated with the adivasi community are upset because not much has been done for the development of their community So much so that they could only get the papers of their house in their own names only recently Gafar said "Narendra Modi did this when he was the chief minister of Gujarat" He further said that Congress did not do anything for them and the BJP has done a better work When will the village be developed After entering the village old mud houses were seen reflecting the backwardness of the village The village has proper roads and even electricity now but the many people of the Siddi community are still engaged inmanual labour At the time of election their demands from the new government are – the remaining houses be completed and they get more employment opportunities The old mud houses of the village reflect the backwardness of the Siddi community Image procured by the author There are a few more villages belonging to the Siddi community in the area and their total population is about 10000 Some of the people from this tribe have gradually settled in Ahmedabad Vadodara Rajkot Junagadh Okha and Bhavnagar The Siddi population in Jambur is a little more than 2000 and there are 1100 eligible voters Will they also enter Bollywood The Siddi people are also hoping for offers from Bollywood They think that if they get cast in a movie they can play the role well Gafar has worked with actor Om Puri in a telefilm in 1999 Now some of the Siddis are hoping for a role in the movies where the boys from this village can play the role of an African Abdul said "We are not scared of anything" Since it’s the election season when we started talking about the polls the Siddi people were reluctant to say anything Despite asking several times all they had to say was "there’s still time In the coming days we will decide who to vote for" Ramzan who has studied till standard X but works as a labourer now said whosoever forms the government be it Congress or BJP we just want them to work for our development Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has resorted to ‘favouritism’ to adjust her party People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leaders on top government positions after some MLAs including former ministers have openly revolted against her and criticized government functioning In last one week Mehbooba Mufti has issued two orders to appoint former PDP MLA from Bandipora Nizamudin Bhat as vice chairman of the State Horticulture Development Board and former MLA from Pahalgam Rafi Ahmad Mir as vice chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) The orders come as Mehbooba faces revolt from some PDP MLAs including former ministers who were part of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s cabinet and are critical of her functioning Mehbooba Mufti who is trying to get a grip on administration as the protests in Kashmir over Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Muzafar Wani’s death have subdued now is facing dissensions from MLAs who could play an important role in swinging the results of two parliamentary constituencies of Srinagar and Anantnag which are likely to go to polls in April Adjustment of Bhat and Mir as important government functionaries is seen by officials as "sheer" political favoritism and to "earn back the loyalties of leaders" Mehbooba Mufti AFP However Secretary General Administration Department (GAD) Khurshid Ahmad Shah who has issued the order of Bhat’s appointment said he can’t comment on the criteria employed to issue the order “ I can’t comment’’ he said adding that Bhat would be entitled for salary and other benefits from government Many officers didn’t come on record over the postings for fear of reprisal from Mehbooba who has resorted to spree of premature transfers in last one year Hundreds of officers have been prematurely transferred by Mehbooba’s administration before the mandatory 2 year term Top officers say that "our honesty and hard work has been overlooked to adjust favourites in government" Although appointments on political considerations were not an exception in the NC-Congress government headed by former chief minister Omar Abdullah "Mehbooba has been brazen" said a top government official who was recently transferred from the position of a Director to Special Secretary in the administration While Nizamudin Bhat and Rafi Ahmad Mir are well known political leaders PDP-BJP dispensation has also appointed lesser known workers to head advisory bodies Former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed appointed PDP worker from Kokernag area of South Kashmir Zafar Iqbal Khattana as the vice chairman of Gujjar and Bakerwal Advisory Board Unlike Khattana Bhat had lost the Assembly elections on Bandipora constituency to Congress party’s Usman Majeed which had seen star-studded campaigning including by Congress President Sonia Gandhi Rafi Mir lost to NC’s Altaf Ahmad Kaloo on Pahalgam a constituency on which PDP has been claiming an easy victory ahead of elections banking also on Mufti’s popularity in South Kashmir region Among others who are holding offices on political considerations are PDP leaders Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor and PDP youth leader Waheed Parra Mehjoor is functioning as the chairperson of the State Women’s Commission since 24 June 2015 while Parra is currently Secretrary Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSSC) Parra was previously working as political analyst in Mufti Sayeed’s government The post of political analyst was created by Mufti Sayeed and Mehbooba chose to create the position of media consultant and picked up former News X staffer Suhail Bukhari for the job Earlier after Mufti Sayeed’s death during Governor’s rule GAD had sought ending the appointment of political leaders to the offices of Corporations and Boards including that the State Women’s Commission and Gujjar Advisory Board However Governor NN Vohra didn’t approve the proposal and Mehbooba has chosen to continue with the posts Gujjar Bakerwal vice chairman Zafar Iqbal said that he continued to hold the office even in Governor’s rule But top officers said that such political appointments are only a "means of corruption" "For regular appointments there are many criteria which are kept in consideration including the requirement for financial approval from finance department However no such criteria is kept in consideration for political appointments which have been made by the chief minister’’ a senior government official said The political appointments by Mehbooba are also seen as a desperate bid by her to keep the dissidence within the party under check Last year Mehbooba dropped four MLAs from the council of ministers who were part of the former chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s dispensation Among those who couldn’t make it to Mehbooba’s ministry are Amira Kadal constituency MLA and former Roads and Buildings Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari Noorabad MLA and former Minister of State for Public Health Engineering Abdul Majeed Padder former Revenue Minister and MLA Chadoora Javid Mustafa Mir and Sonwar MLA and former Minister of State for Power Muhammad Ashraf Mir All four MLAs have been critical of the government functioning while there are many in PDP who believe that Bukhari was trying to stitch an alliance with BJP himself and become the chief minister Bukhari recently said in the Assembly that it was the "people who appoint the MLAs and not the government" He said he was not invited by government to lay the foundation stone for a parking lot which lies barley few meters away "from my residence in Srinagar" Srinagar seat fell vacant after former PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra resigned as MP citing the reason that PDP failed to live up to its electoral promise He had noted that the government forces have resorted to brutal use of force Anantnag seat is vacant after Mehbooba resigned the seat and got elected as MLA Written by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: June 2 2012 2:19 pm Related News On the eve of his grandfather Raj Kapoor’s 24th death anniversaryRanbir Kapoor says he has fond memories of the legendary actor-director Raj Kapoor died on June 21988 at the age of 63 Raj Kapoorji passed away when I was very young…I think I must be 6-years-old then I still remember he used to call us to his room All my cousinsincluding memy sisterKareena and Karisma we all used to be there…he used to call us in a room and he used to have all the toffees with him? 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