Adult Learners Literacy Advocates Honoured

first_imgAdult learners and the literacy organizations and volunteers who support them were honoured today, Sept. 8. The event was hosted by the Department of Labour and Workforce Development as part of Nova Scotia’s 18th annual International Literacy Day celebrations. “Adult learners are part of Nova Scotia’s educated and highly skilled workforce, and their return to learning contributes to the growing economic prosperity here in Nova Scotia,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. Ms. Casey presented the Council of the Federation Literacy Award to Harris Hayne of Guysborough. The annual award recognizes an adult learner from Nova Scotia who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in literacy and made significant contributions to school, workplace or community. After 20 years, Mr. Hayne returned to school to achieve his dream of becoming a power engineer. Starting with a grade seven education, he contacted the Antigonish Adult Learning Association for help and a year later, he graduated with his high school diploma. “Because of the support I received from the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning and the Antigonish Adult Learning Association, I have come a long way in a short period of time,” said Mr. Hayne. “I am living my dream, and that is a great feeling.” Mr. Hayne is now on the honour roll as a power engineering student at the Nova Scotia Community College. Several other literacy awards were presented during the celebration. The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning Community Literacy Volunteer Award honours volunteers in community-based adult literacy programs. This year’s recipient was Sandra Milbury of Windsor. The school is operated by the Department of Labour and Workforce Development. The Patricia Helliwell Volunteer Tutor Award honours community-based adult literacy program volunteers. It is named for Ms. Helliwell who was a tutor for 14 years. This year’s recipient is Mike Giffen of Kentville. The Valley Community Learning Association received the 2008 Nova Scotia Family Literacy Achievement Award for its work in family literacy. Family literacy programs support family members in their efforts to improve their own literacy and help foster a love of learning in their children. The Seniors’ Literacy and Learning Partnership Award recognizes partnerships between learning networks and seniors’ organizations that provide upgrading programs for older learners. The Department of Labour and Workforce Development and the Department of Seniors presented the 2008 award to the Lake Loon/Cherry Brook Seniors’ Group and the Dartmouth Learning Network. Four categories of Ambassador Awards were presented by the Department of Labour and Workforce Development. Each recipient received a $200 gift certificate for courses at the Nova Scotia Community College. Workplace Education Awards are presented to Nova Scotians who are committed to life-long learning through workplace education. The 2008 recipients are Earl Leslie, Canada Bread, Bedford; Margaret Pettipas, Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro; and Garnet Rafuse, David Brown United Ltd., Kentville. The Champion Award recognizes those who act as a champion for workplace education. This year’s recipients are the TrentonWorks Transition Centre staff including Bernadette Aikens, Ernest MacInnis, Bonnie Matheson and Fielding Smith. The One Journey Program Award is for an individual who is enthusiastic about learning, overcomes difficulties to participate in training, and achieves personal learning goals. This year’s recipient is Clarke Garrett from the Regional Residential Services Society in New Glasgow. The Alex MacDonald Award is named for the Nova Scotian who helped found the Federation of Labour’s Literacy Program. The recipient must be from a unionized work site, demonstrate the qualities embodied by Mr. MacDonald, and make a significant contribution to the labour movement through workplace education. This year’s recipient is Sharon Hubley from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. She is a member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 187, Highway Workers. Nova Scotia invests more than $6.8 million each year to help adult Nova Scotians improve their literacy skills and earn their high school diplomas. Programs are free and offered at more than 150 sites across the province in French and English. The province also invests more than $500,000 in partnership with business and labour groups to support adults who participate in education programs offered at more than 80 workplaces across the province.last_img read more

Benfish set to expand Ekushe Annapurna schemes reach in city with 23

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal State Fishermen’s Cooperative Federation Ltd., popularly known as Benfish, is all set to expand its ‘Ekushe Annapurna’ scheme in the city by opening up stalls in 23 more locations in the city.The scheme, under which rice, dal, vegetables and fish curry are served at Rs 21, has gained immense popularity in the city since its introduction in October 2016. The managing director of Benfish Bidhan Roy had written to Mayor Firhad Hakim in the month of June, urging him to provide space in the city so that the scheme can be extended. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja23 places in the city have been identified and the Members, Mayor-in-Council who constitute the highest decision making body in the KMC, had already approved the locations. The matter will be placed for the final nod at the monthly meeting of the KMC scheduled on September 19. The locations that have been earmarked include Ruby connector, Mukundapur, the area below Gariahat flyover, Southern Avenue, Brabourne Road (near Passport office), Maniktala Main Road, S C Mallick Road (near Jadavpur bus stand), inside the premises of KMC and an area near Tollygunge Metro station to name a few. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”We have found out that this scheme has been very popular, particularly among the office-goers. Every day, thousands of people from the rural areas come to the city for their daily work, who look for rice and fish meal at a subsidised rate as they cannot afford to spend much on their food. The Ekushe Annapurna scheme is the best option for them,” said state Fisheries minister Chandranath Sinha. The spaces that have been allocated for setting up the stalls are 100 square feet each in size and the mode of allotment will be at the rate of Re 1 per square feet per month on licence basis for a 12 month period, with the provision of further renewal. The scheme is the brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who wants to offer quality and nutritious food to all the people of the state. It is run on a no-profit, no-loss basis. At present there are 20 vehicles on wheels that provide quality and hygienic meals under this project at a subsidised rate.last_img read more

Mamata to meet PM Modi today

first_imgKolkata: Describing her scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday in New Delhi as a “courtesy” one, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would highlight various issues like funds that are due to the state during her talk with the PM.Talking to reporters at city airport before leaving for the national capital, Banerjee said she would also raise matters like changing name of West Bengal as well merger of public sector banks during the meeting. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAmid the hype surrounding the one-on-one meeting between the two leaders, Banerjee said her visit to the national capital was part of the “routine work”. According to sources in the state secretariat Nabanna, the CM and PM meeting is scheduled at 4:30 pm on Wednesday. “I go to New Delhi very rarely. I do not go anywhere because I have some responsibilities here. We have to go to New Delhi for some administrative reasons because it is the capital, the Parliament is there, the President, Prime Minister all stay there that’s is at times we need to go there. This is a routine work,” the TMC supremo said. Banerjee earlier in the day greeted the PM on his 69th birthday. Sources said that the Bengal CM was likely to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday.last_img read more

UN and International Criminal Court sign cooperation agreement

In a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General Kofi Annan and ICC President Judge Philippe Kirsch signed the agreement, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard told reporters.The agreement recognizes the status and mandate of each organization and outlines that the two institutions will cooperate closely on administrative and judicial matters and consult each other on issues of mutual interest.Established by the Rome Statute of 1998, the ICC is based in The Hague in the Netherlands and can try cases involving people charged with committing war crimes after 1 July 2002. As of 27 September this year, 97 nations have signed on as members of the Court. read more

The number of Americans applying for weekly unemployment benefits rises by 17000

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week by 17,000, reversing four weeks of declines.The Labor Department reports that a seasonally adjusted 361,000 people sought unemployment aid the week ended Dec. 15, from a revised 344,000 the week before.But the less-volatile four-week moving average fell 13,750 to 367,750, the lowest since late October, suggesting that the job market continues to grow modestly. Applications had surged after Superstorm Sandy, then fallen back.Applications are a proxy for layoffs. So the drop of the four-week average suggests that companies are cutting fewer jobs, even if they aren’t hiring enough to lower the unemployment rate significantly. The economy has generated an average of 151,000 jobs a month in 2012, not enough to pull high unemployment down sharply. by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Dec 20, 2012 8:37 am MDT The number of Americans applying for weekly unemployment benefits rises by 17,000 to 361,000 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

April new car market beats 1989 record

SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘After 19 consecutive months of growth, Britain has emerged as the second largest new car market in Europe. This is the only country among the big five European markets which has seen growth in 2002 and it comes on top of a huge sales surge last year. Although the current rate of growth cannot last forever, with such a strong start to the year, 2002 looks set to be one of the best-performing on record.’ Notes to editors: 208,976 registrations in April 2002, topped April 1989’s record of 191,276 units According to ACEA figures, for the first three months of 2002 European new car registrations fell by 3.8 per cent. In Germany they fell by 4.3 per cent, in Italy by 13 per cent, France by 2.6 per cent and Spain by 7.5 per cent. During the same period, UK new registrations rose by 7.1 per cent. Registrations to private buyers soared 24.5 per cent in April to 108,126 units This is the 19th month in a row of growth in the new car market April new car market beats 1989 record SMMT predicts that a total of 2.4 million new cars will be registered in the UK in 2002. So far in 2002, the new car market is up nine per cent at 931,694 units In 2001, total new car registrations across Europe rose by just 0.7 per cent. In the UK they were up 10.7 per cent. April 2002 The attached tables show the registration figures for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Top performers by range and UK penetration figures are also listed. Providing the SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by the SMMT. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Brock event invites community to talk mental health

It’s time to strike up a conversation about mental health on campus.To kickstart a dialogue and shine light on available supports, the Student Wellness Accessibility Centre is hosting Be Well — BU on Monday, March 20.Held in partnership with the student-run Active Minds club, the public event aims to “normalize mental illness, raise awareness about resources and supports, and to provide information on how students can keep themselves healthy,” said Brock Health Promotion Educator Julie Fennell.It will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Pond Inlet.The night will include a resource fair with information about various Brock and community supports, and presentations by undergraduate and graduate students who will share their mental health journeys.Health Sciences Professor Paula Gardner will give a presentation on mindfulness, and author Darcy Patrick will detail how he used running as a form of therapy for his depression.“From a student perspective, it’s important to understand what Brock is doing for us in terms of mental health support and resources,” said Peer Health Educator Jocelyn Corradetti.She’s hopeful students will come away from the event with a better understanding of where to access help when it’s needed.“We want to get the word out that no one is alone and support is available.”Corradetti encouraged students to come with their friends, roommates and their family members to prompt an open discussion about the important topic.“It’s OK to talk about mental health. We want to see that conversation carry on throughout the year,” she said. “We’re normalizing it. We’re breaking down the stigma. We’re showing each other support.”Be Well — BU will be streamed online.Anyone unable to attend or who is more comfortable watching from home can watch the live feed and submit questions to the presenters online, anonymously if they so choose. read more

Jeremy Clarkson BBC wont give jobs to men any more so no

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. The BBC is so determined to hand its top jobs to women that Nick Robinson’s audition for Question Time was “a waste of petrol”, according to Jeremy Clarkson.The former Top Gear presenter said “anyone who has got a scrotum” stands no chance of being hired by the corporation.Clarkson no longer works for the BBC because he was sacked for punching a junior colleague during a tantrum over hotel catering. Nevertheless, he remains interested in his former employers and their efforts to redress the gender imbalance.“Men now just don’t get jobs [at the BBC] at all. The new rap one is a woman as well, isn’t it?” he said in an apparent reference to Tiffany Calver, the first female presenter of Radio 1’s The Rap Show.Last year, Cassian Harrison, editor of BBC Four, said that the era of “white, middle-aged and male” presenters “standing on a hill and telling you like it is” had passed.Clarkson, 58, claimed such statements drove talent towards streaming services and said his first thought upon reading it was: “That’s Attenborough! That’s probably why he’s gone to Netflix.” He went on: “Honestly, poor old Nick Robinson going for an interview for Question Time. What a waste of petrol that was. No chance he’s going to get it. Nick Robinson arriving for a Question Time audition last yearCredit:Geoff Pugh  Robinson was the only man to audition for the Question Time job, on a shortlist that included Fiona Bruce, Kirsty Wark, Emily Maitlis and Samira Ahmed. Bruce got the job.After being photographed arriving for the audition, Robinson claimed he “never expected to get the job” but said he would have “kicked myself” had he not tried.It was announced in November that Sir David Attenborough is narrating a new natural history series for Netflix, Our Planet.Clarkson and his former Top Gear colleagues, James May and Richard Hammond, now present The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime Video. The new series returns on January 18. In a separate interview with Radio Times, Clarkson declared: “If I ran the BBC it would be better. I would make programmes for everybody, not just seven people in Islington. It’s become so up itself, suffocating the life out of everything in its nonsense need to be politically correct.” Nick Robinson Clarkson was sacked in 2015 for an unprovoked assault on a Top Gear producer, Oisin Tymon, at a hotel in North Yorkshire.Mr Tymon informed Clarkson that, as it was after 10pm, the hotel restaurant was shut and no hot food was available. In the ensuing fracas, Clarkson split Mr Tymon’s lip and reportedly called him a “lazy Irish c—”.Clarkson later settled a £100,000 racial discrimination and injury claim, and apologised “for the incident and its regrettable aftermath”. “Anyone who has got a scrotum, forget it. They just aren’t giving jobs to men at the moment. There is an argument that it’s been all-men for a long time, so what’s wrong with it being all-women for some time? I get that. That’s fine.“We just, as men, have to accept we’ve had it. Let’s just go down the bar.” read more

Doobay Medical Centre receives GNBS certification

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) certified the Doobay Medical Centre Inc. Laboratory on for the first time on June 05, 2018.On behalf of the GNBS, Ms Candelle Walcott- Bostwick handed over the GYS 170 Certificate to Ms Bibi Saudia F. Khan, Snr. Medical Technologist in the presence of Laboratory Director Dr Pheona Mohamed-Rambaran, Mrs Ameena Gafoor, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr Zahir Khan, Administrative Manager, and Head Nurses Ms La Shawna John and Mrs Sacha Sookra.This laboratory is the thirteenth Laboratory to be certified to the GYS 170 Standard under the GNBS Laboratory Certification Programme, a release from the GNBS said.At a simple ceremony at the laboratory’s location, Lot 8-9 Courbane Park Annandale, Ms Candelle Walcott Bostwick, Executive Director (GNBS) said she was pleased that the Bureau is able to certify yet another laboratory.Bostwick also congratulated the Board and Staff of Doobay Medical Centre for their hard work and commitment to the process which led to certification of the medical facility. She further indicated that implementing quality requires team effort and recognition of the need for quality.Meanwhile, Mrs Ameena Gafoor, Chairman of the Laboratory’s Board expressed appreciation to the GNBS Team for its support and guidance over the last nine months which led to the remarkable achievement. Gafoor stated that the Laboratory welcomes the certification, which was long awaited.The Doobay Medical Centre provides critical health care services to patients and this certification guarantees the assurance of reliable test results. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

French Radio Omeyer to PSG

omeyerPSG Story about Thierry Omeyer transfer to Paris Saint Germain came to the end, announced French radio – RMC. Despite both teams didn’t announced the deal about one of the world’s best goalkeeper in the last decade, Radio sources speak that Montpellier’s goalkeeper will only after a season in his former team after come back from Germany, join the richest team on the planet – PSG.PSG Handball haven’t goalkeeping level necessary for big things. Annonay-Sierra were just average during this season as other parts of the squad….Earlier, French L Equipe wrote about transfer fee – 900.000….What do you think about this transfer? ← Previous Story Blazenko Lackovic and RK Vardar – DEAL? Next Story → COME-BACK: Katarina Bulatovic in ZRK Buducnost read more

Read 90 letters James Joyce wrote to his family

first_img90 LETTERS BY James Joyce to his family are among the many items from the author that you can now read on the National Library of Ireland’s website.In honour of Bloomsday, the NLI has announced that it has collaborated with the James Joyce Foundation in Zurich to host digitised versions of the James Joyce manuscripts which it owns. Where they came fromThe manuscripts were bequeathed to the Foundation in Zurich by Professor Hans E Jahnke. Janhnke is the son of James and his wife Nora’s only son Giorgio Joyce’s second wife (hey, this is Joyce, so don’t expect these sentences to be easy), Dr Asta Osterwalder Joyce.On the site you’ll find 90 letters Joyce wrote to his family, 42 of which relate to his last work, Finnegans Wake. There are also 21 documents of drafts, fair copies and typescripts of poems. Not all of the letters are in English.Catherine Fahy, Acting Director of the NLI, said that the manuscripts “will offer further insights into the mind of one of the most talented creative writers of the 20th Century”.Our collaboration with the Zurich-based Foundation has opened the doors for those interested in James Joyce to easily access these materials online, for the purposes of research or private study.One of the chapters of ‘Ulysses’ – Scylla and Charybdis – is actually set in the National Library’s reading room and features the actual librarians of the day, whom Joyce knew well.The NLI also houses a large collection of Joycean material, including Copy No 1 of Ulysses, the first copy of the first edition of the novel in 1922.There is also a collection of manuscript drafts for Ulysses, along with letters between Joyce and a number of correspondents, in the NLI online catalogue.Read: Bloomsday breakfasts, walks, talks and music celebrate Joyce’s iconic work>Read: Celebrating 100 years of Dubliners> Click here to see the collectionlast_img read more

Mourinho and Ronaldo deny hiding millions from taxman

first_img MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo have denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in an effort to avoid the tax man.An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed  in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.According to the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) consortium, Mourinho is said to have concealed €12 million in a Swiss account owned by a British Virgin Islands company.But Gestifute, a firm representing the two men, has rejected allegations of facilitating tax evasion.In a statement, the company, founded by agent Jorge Mendes, said: “One newspaper makes the unfounded allegation that Gestifute, its clients and its advisers of having, directly or indirectly, created, organised or designed tax structures to facilitate tax evasion using tax havens.“The most serious and malicious allegations in the inquiries relate to Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo.”It added: “Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho are fully compliant with their tax obligations with the Spanish and British tax authorities.Neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Jose Mourinho have ever been involved in legal proceedings regarding the commission of a tax offence.“Any insinuation or accusation made to Cristiano Ronaldo or Jose Mourinho over the commission of a tax offence will be reported to the legal authorities and prosecuted.”- © AFP 2016Read: Cristiano Ronaldo accused of using an Irish company to avoid Spanish tax> Sunday 4 Dec 2016, 11:55 AM Image: AP/Press Association Images By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 14,374 Views Share Tweet Email http://jrnl.ie/3118771 Image: AP/Press Association Images Short URL Dec 4th 2016, 11:55 AM Mourinho and Ronaldo deny hiding millions from taxman An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed in a British Virgin Islands tax havens. 11 Comments last_img read more

Europe sees Grecovery is on its way

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek economy shrank by a smaller rate than the European Commission had anticipated in the first quarter of the year, a Brussels spokesman admitted on Wednesday, while Germany’s finance minister argued that the Greek recovery is on the right path.In response to a question from Kathimerini’s correspondent in Brussels, Nikos Chrysoloras, Commission spokesman Simon O’Connor said that the 5.3 percent contraction of Greece’s gross domestic product in the period from January to March 2013 beat the forecasts of the European Union’s executive body.German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told a Christian Democrat Party conference in Berlin yesterday that it will take time for the eurozone to revert to growth. However, he added that the progress noted in Spain’s competitiveness and the increase in tourism in Greece illustrate that the economies of Southern Europe are on the right track.Bearing in mind that jobless rates in the South are continuing to rise to record highs, Schaeuble added that progress on the unemployment front is always the last of all indications to be seen during an economy’s recovery.last_img read more

UK Man Suffering WorstEver Case of SuperGonorrhoea

first_img Houston Mayor Fights Plans for Sex Doll BrothelAutonomous Sexbots Are the Future No matter how bad your week has been, just remember: You’re not suffering from the world’s “worst-ever” case of super-gonorrhoea.A man in the UK (who remains anonymous, for obvious reasons) contracted the superbug after a sexual encounter with a woman in South East Asia, BBC reported.Unluckily for him, the infection cannot be cured with first-choice antibiotics. The main treatment—a combination of azithromycin and ceftriaxone—failed to alleviate the situation.“This is the first time a case has displayed such high-level resistance to both of these drugs and to most other commonly used antibiotics,” according to Gwenda Hughes, consultant scientist and head of Sexually Transmitted Infection section at Public Health England (PHE).The unfortunate chap, who has (had?) a regular partner in the UK, purportedly picked up the disease earlier this year. He is currently being treated with an unnamed antibiotic that may be his only hope.So far, no other cases of this super virus have yet been reported.For those who missed their high school sex-ed classes: The disease, caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is spread via unprotected vaginal, oral, and anal sex. About one in 10 cases do not present recognizable symptoms, which can include a thick green or yellow discharge from sexual organs, pain when urinating, and bleeding between periods.A nasty infection for anyone, complications of gonorrhoea disproportionately affect women, who have an increased risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility, and HIV.Scientists have been keeping a close eye on particularly rebellious strains of the condition for a while; the World Health Organization in July announced that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea harder, sometimes even impossible, to treat.“The bacteria that cause gonorrhoea are particularly smart,” Teodora Wi, a medical officer at WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research, said in a statement last year. “Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them.”That’s not exactly what you want to hear about a virus that reaches some of the most sensitive areas of the human body. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

TCI PNP Leader slams PDM for lingering debris post hurricane season

TCI PNP Leader slams PDM for lingering debris post hurricane season

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 21, 2017 – Providenciales – Quarter one of 2018 will see a national clean-up campaign explained the PDM Administration yesterday as Environmental Health laws will be strictly enforced.   Minister of Health and Human Services Edwin Astwood, a known advocate for cleaner communities responded to PNP criticism about the significant mounds of debris still being seen around the islands in the aftermath of the storms.Leader of the Opposition Washington Misick said on the matter,   “Go to Five Cays, not only on the main road, pick some of those side roads where some of those structures have been demolished, where people’s personal belongings have been destroyed, beds, furniture, all sorts of stuff and where are they, they are on the side of the road, with a bunch of garbage, and that is true for Grand Turk, for South Caicos and Providenciales.”Minister Astwood replied, “There is far too many illegal dumping taking place in the Turks and Caicos islands, yes we know after the passage of the hurricanes persons had to get rid of debris, but now we have done cleanups, persons are still putting debris back on the road, we have cleaned up again, persons are still dumping, in Grand Turk we are conducting cleanups now, and as the persons are cleaning up, the next day people are still dumping.  That is not going to happen, to be tolerated in 2018, we’re gonna get this country clean, and I am pleased to say in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance we will be conducting a country wide cleanup in the first few months of 2018.”Both politicians were speaking at their respective Year One review press conferences, commemorating the first 12-months in office of the PDM Administration.#MagneticMediaNews#MisickslamsPDMforslowposthurricanecleanup Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #MisickslamsPDMforslowposthurricanecleanup Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Mane Reds will still hit top gear

Mane Reds will still hit top gear

first_imgSadio Mane is optimistic Liverpool will soon hit top gear as they head into the decisive months of the Premier League campaign.The Reds are renowned for their attacking style of play under Klopp but have resorted to different systems and tactics which has paid off throughout the campaign.With four points ahead of Man City and 15 games left to play, Mane reckons that, performance-wise, there is room for improvement and hopes that can coincide perfectly with the run-in.“We heard what some of the media were saying about us not starting off by playing as fast and exciting as last year, and we felt we weren’t at our best ourselves at times,” the No.10 told World Soccer and LFC.TV.“The results have been there but we know we could have done more with some of our performances.“We are very competitive but know there is, even more, to come, for sure. In many ways, the team is stronger and we have produced some very mature performances.“Hopefully we will hit our top form when it matters most.”He added: “I can’t wait to lift a trophy with Liverpool. I know the fans are desperate for us to win the Premier League.”In many ways, the team is stronger and we have produced some very mature performances.”#LFC still have more gears to move through in the decisive months of the season, insists Mane. 🙌https://t.co/CrJ4Xb4jUO— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 28, 2019Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“It would be an amazing moment for the club. It has been far too long for a team the size of Liverpool.“We believe we are heading in the right direction, but there are some very tough rivals – City were unbelievable last season and very strong again – but why not?”The trio were each on target during the frantic 4-3 victory over Palace, with Mane’s stoppage-time effort ultimately the winner at Anfield.And the Senegal international strikes a similarly optimistic tone when assessing the prospect of the forwards equalling and bettering their previous exploits.“I think it just happened naturally,” he said of their connection. “When you have players like Bobby and Mo they just make everything easier.“We just seem to instinctively know each other’s movement and I think you can see that we enjoy playing together. We want to get even better and score even more goals. Our best is still to come.”#LivLei #salah ⚽️⚽️ 30/12/17 pic.twitter.com/PRiCBwEnE9— JUSTIN77LFC (@Justin77L) January 25, 2019last_img read more

What Do The EPAs New Carbon Rules Mean For Alaska

first_imgAlaska utilities and policymakers are puzzling over President Obama’s proposal to cut carbon pollution from power plants and what the rules would mean for Alaska. Around the country, the proposal is viewed as a push to get states to clean up their coal plants, but that may not be the easiest way for Alaska to meet its target.Download AudioLook around the state for big carbon dioxide emitters and it’s easy to point the finger at Fairbanks. Southeast Alaska is largely dependent on hydropower and Southcentral has natural gas. But in Fairbanks and other parts of the Interior, about a third of the electricity comes from coal. Cory Borgeson, CEO of Golden Valley Electric Association told KUAC this week its rate-payers should expect higher bills if it has to install new emission controls.“You go in and put in additional controls to take out CO2, or limit those emissions, and – it’s just hard to speculate on the cost,” Borgeson said. “But, ultimately, it’s a big cost.”If the rules go into effect, Alaska would have to cut carbon emissions from power production 26 percent by 2030. But Fairbanks isn’t in this alone. The state would have to develop a plan to meet its carbon target, and Chris Rose, executive director of Renewable Energy Alaska Project, says clamping down on smokestacks is just one option.“There are tremendous opportunities both on the efficiency and the generation sector for electricity that would be applicable to a state implementation plan,” Rose said.The EPA target is a reduction in carbon intensity, the rate of carbon production per megawatt of power, not the amount of emissions. Without touching Fairbanks’s coal plants, Alaska, Rose says, could lower its carbon intensity by adding more hydro or wind power, or maybe with geothermal and tidal generation. The regulations also give credit for cutting demand. Rosesays the state’s ongoing initiative to make buildings more energy efficient will help.“The public buildings the state owns, over 5,000 buildings, currently have a mandate to be retrofitted … by 2020,” Rose said.Alaska Energy Authority Deputy Director Gene Therriault says his organization is still studying the proposed regulations, but he says the pressure to cut carbon would clearly fall on the Railbelt.The diesel-fired generators in the Bush are too small to be included in the carbon regulations. He wonders whether the federal government would accept an Alaska plan that doesn’t reduce coal plant emissions.“We’re not sure yet exactly how the EPA is going to apply these rules, if it is just a blended, emissions per mega-watt generated,” Therriault said.One thing on Therriault’s to-do list is to calculate how far Alaska has already come in meeting the target, with wind generation and improved efficiency. Therriault says the Susitna-Watana dam, still in the application phase, would also move the state toward the target. Alaska’s energy policy, signed by Gov. Parnell, calls for producing 50 percent of the state’s electricity from renewables by 2025. Therriault says if that comes to pass, Alaska would likely meet its EPA carbon goal, five years ahead of schedule.“Yeah I think if we did meet that goal by and large that would put us into compliance,” Therriault said.He says upgrading the Railbelt’s transmission lines would also help. With expanded capacity, Therriault says the utilities could move electricity around more efficiently, add wind generation and accept power from independent producers, although it would cost some $900 million.“Very positive cost-benefit analysis, even if Susitna does not get built, but that more robust transmission system would mean that more energy could be sourced from cleaner, lower-cost sources in the Railbelt,” Therriault said.You can expect to hear a lot more about the carbon rules as Election Day nears.“Yesterday, President Obama announced new costly environmental regulations. It’s all part of his radical energy plan.”In Washington, Republican groups immediately saw carbon as the new healthcare, a controversial Obama policy to hang on the necks of Democratic senators they hope to oust in November. This is a robocall the National Republican Senatorial Committee is running against Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska and against Democrats in three other states.“It’s not surprising Mark Begich stands by Barack Obama’s costly regulation…”Begich says he wants to make sure the state has the flexibility the EPA is promising, but he’s not condemning the proposed carbon rules.“At least at this point it seems to us, it does not affect rural Alaska in anyway, and second as you know the goal of the state is to get 50 percent renewable energies by 2025, so it’s very possible we’re already on the way,” Begich said.Alaska’s Republican delegates to Congress, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young, both say the regulations are likely to hurt the economy.last_img read more

Sadhguru stresses need to promote wellbeing of people in

Sadhguru stresses need to promote wellbeing of people in

first_imgKarimnagar: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the founder of Isha Foundation, on Monday stressed the need to promote health and well-being of the people. Sadhguru, who attended a programme ‘Youth and Truth’ organised for the first time for the medical students, was given a rousing reception by a packed hall of over 1,300 medical and nursing students, besides doctors and faculty members of Prathima Institute of Medical sciences in Karimnagar. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us Sadhguru launched the ‘Youth and Truth’ movement in September 2018. He exhorted the youth to ask questions on issues that mattered most to them. The objective of the movement is to bring clarity and balance to young peoples’ lives, so that they would invest their energies in productive pursuits. Responding to the questions posed by the medical students, Sadhguru interacted with them by answering their questions. Also Read – Opposition leaders exhort farmers to step up agitation Advertise With Us Answering a question on violence against doctors, Sadhguru brought the attention to the violence that was being promoted in cinemas and in video games. He stressed the need to promote non-violence as preached by Mahatma Gandhi, on his 150th birth anniversary. On Ayurveda, siddha and other Indian healing practices, Sadhguru advised, “It is the time the young doctors, who are coming up now, should focus on looking beyond the symptoms,” and that this was the most significant aspect of traditional medicine such as Ayurveda and Siddha. Managing Director Boinapally Srinivas and Dean of the institute Boinapally Dr Harini, faculty members, medical students and nursing students were present along with others.last_img read more

Murthy extremely anguished by allegations tone and tenor of Infosys statements

first_imgInfosys Chief Executive Vishal Sikka attends a news conference in Mumbai, India, February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File PhotoReutersAfter a long boardroom tussle, the first non-founder chief executive of Infosys, Dr. Vishal Sikka resigned from his post on Friday morning. Long-time company veteran U B Pravin Rao has now been named as the interim CEO.The Bangalore-based IT company has appointed Sikka as the executive vice-chairman in a newly created position, the company said in an exchange filing to Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).3:27 pm IST: Chairman emeritus Narayana Murthy further said that, “It is below my dignity to respond to such baseless insinuations.” Read the FULL TEXT of his statement.3:10pm IST: Narayana Murthy hit backs at the company board saying, “extremely anguished by the allegations, tone and tenor of the statements.”2:38 pm IST: The board is committed to the strategic direction set by Vishal Sikka: Ravi Venkatesan, co-chairman, Infosys.2:30 pm IST: With incredible sadness have accepted the resignation of Vishal Sikka, fully understand his reasons: R Venkatesan, co-chairman, Infosys2:27 pm IST: What was difficult to deal with was continuous allegations and continuous noise around the same thing: Vishal Sikka2:25 pm IST: I started more than 3 years ago on this journey, I am proud of the results we achieved: Vishal Sikka2:20 pm IST: Infosys is an iconic institution: Vishal Sikka2:15 pm IST: In many ways it is a sad day, but in many ways it might help things: Vishal Sikka told the media after his resignation as CEO. 2:05 pm IST: After stepping down from the postion of CEO and MD of Infosys, Sikka said he would now assume the position of executive vice-chairman of Infosys, which entails an annual salary of $1.1:57 pm IST: After Vishal Sikka resigned as the managing director and chief executive officer of Infosys, the company lost more than Rs 28,000 crore in market value. The company had issued six dividends to its shareholders during Sikka’s tenure.1:45 pm IST: Share price of Infosys fell by over 13 percent. At 1:40 pm the stocks are trading at Rs 904. 25, amid the resignation of Sikka. This is the biggest drop of Infosys shares in the last one year.12:50 pm IST: Sikka said he was constantly defending against “false, baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks.” Read the FULL TEXT of Vishal Sikka letter to the staffs.11:25 am IST: In a press statement Infosys said, “Mr. Murthy’s continuous assault, including this latest letter, is the primary reason that the CEO, Dr. Vishal Sikka, has resigned despite strong Board support.”10:15 am IST: Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy claimed in an email to some of his advisers that he had been told by at least three independent directors of the company that Vishal Sikka was not chief executive officer (CEO) material, best suited for chief technology officer (CTO), a media reported. Hours after Murthy’s claims surfaced in media, Sikka resigned.9:09 am IST: In an exchange filing, the Infosys informed BSE that the board has accepted Sikka’s resignation.last_img read more

WHO warns of cholera threat in Rohingya camps

WHO warns of cholera threat in Rohingya camps

first_imgA young Rohingya refugee carrying water at the Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia. The World Health Organisation warned on 25 September of a growing risk of a cholera outbreak in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh. Photo: AFPThe World Health Organisation warned Monday of a growing risk of a cholera outbreak in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where some 436,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in Myanmar.A month after the exodus began, those dispersed in some 68 camps and settlements along the border do not have safe drinking water and hygiene facilities, according to the WHO.The camps also face dire shortages of food and medicine in what has quickly become one of the world’s largest refugee settlements.“Risk of water borne diseases is high, especially there is very high risk of cholera and this is why everyone is concerned,” the WHO said in a statement.“Interventions are being scaled-up, however, the situation remains critical and challenging.”The latest influx has overwhelmed the camps around Cox’s Bazar, which previously housed at least 300,000 people who had fled earlier violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.The WHO says mobile medical centres have been set up, while Bangladesh health authorities say they have treated some 4,500 Rohingya for diarrhoea in a month and vaccinated some 80,000 children for measles and polio.“We are trying our best to face the challenges. But we are concerned,” Enayet Hossain, deputy head of Bangladesh’s health services, told AFP.The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) group said last week the camps were on the brink of a public health disaster as filthy water and faeces flow through shanties.It said a “massive scale-up of humanitarian aid” was needed, with adults on the cusp of dying from dehydration.More than 436,000 refugees have crossed the border from Rakhine since 25 August when a military crackdown was launched following attacks by Rohingya militants, according to UN figures on Monday.The refugees have given shocking accounts of killings and mass rapes as Myanmar soldiers and Buddhist mobs drive them out of their villages. The Myanmar military says they have only targeted Rohingya militants.last_img read more