first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Since the launch of this initiative in 2005, the RBC Foundation-supported Emerging Artists Program has assisted over 60 artists, many of whom have gone on to leading roles at the Shaw Festival and stages across the country.About the Shaw Festival: Inspired by the spirit of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival creates unforgettable theatrical encounters. The Shaw Festival is a place where people who are curious about the world gather to share the unique experience of live theatre and to create a deeper human connection with the artists, the beauty and abundance of Niagara and with each other. For more information, please visit WITH THE SHAW FESTIVALFACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM#SHARE YOUR SHAW Advertisement Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment On May 25th, during the opening celebration of Brigadoon, Shaw Festival Executive Director Tim Jennings announced a three-year commitment from the RBC Foundation for the ongoing support of the Shaw Festival’s Emerging Artists Program. Supporting the Festival since 1972, the RBC Foundation continues their long-time partnership with The Shaw with a multi-year pledge of $250,000 in funding. This renewed commitment will provide support to approximately 21 emerging Shaw Festival artists through the 2021 season.Managed by Associate Artistic Director Kate Hennig, The Shaw’s Emerging Artists Program focuses on providing young actors with a livable income, diverse training and performance experience; mentorship support and networking opportunities to help them establish successful careers in the arts.The RBC Foundation’s generosity allows the Shaw Festival to expand existing training to include workshop sessions with internationally renowned artists who are masters in their craft. These exclusive classes expose the Emerging Artist to diverse ideas and varied approaches to help hone their multi-disciplinary artistry. Each Emerging Artist is paired with an established actor in the Shaw Festival ensemble. These mentors offer guidance throughout the season to help the Emerging Artist acclimate to the company, region and theatre industry.last_img read more

Morocco to Spend MAD 3 Billion in the Purchase of 150…

Miami – As part of the USA-Morocco program on Foreign Military Sales, Morocco will sign the second phase of the contract next Thursday with US Company “General Dynamics Land Systems” (GDLS) to purchase 150 armored tanks.According to a joint statement by General Dynamics Land Systems, the armored vehicle manufacturer, and the US Department of Defense, the Kingdom will commit to investing MAD 3 billion (US $358 million) in the acquisition of 150 US tanks to complete the ‘200 armored vehicle’ agreement between both countries.General Dynamics Land Systems will reportedly renovate and upgrade the “Abrams M1A1” tanks at their Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC) in Lima, Ohio, to be completed by February 28, 2018. The plant is a US Government-owned contractor-operated facility (GOCO). Last August, Morocco purchased the first 50 military tanks that are being worked on to update their configuration at the JSMC Lima Tank Plant, scheduled for completion by November 30, 2016.The Ohio-built tanks will be allegedly enhanced to modernize Morocco’s tank fleet and improve its ability to meet current and future threats.Following the signing of the first phase of the contract, Salim Belmeziane, a Moroccan strategy expert stated: “This deal is expected to create a balance in the body of maneuvers of Morocco and its neighboring Algeria, which acquired advanced tanks from Russia.”Upon the delivery of the “Abrams M1A1” tanks, Morocco will join Egypt in becoming the only two African countries to possess this type of military vehicles. read more

President assures SLFP MPs Ravi will be out soon

Karunanayake is facing allegations over the Central Bank bond scam. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena has assured some Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarians, Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake will be out of the Government soon.Sirisena had given the assurance when some SLFP members contemplating leaving the Government had met the President.

Chrysler posts 38th consecutive month of auto sales growth in January

TORONTO – Chrysler has begun 2013 as the No. 1 seller of vehicles in Canada as its sales continued to improve in January despite what auto industry analyst Desrosiers says was a 2.2 per cent decline industry wide last month.The resurgent automaker, rescued by U.S. and Canadian government loans after filing for U.S. bankruptcy protection in 2009, says January was the company’s 38th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth in Canada.Overall, the company said Friday that it sold 17,013 vehicles in Canada last month, up three per cent from 16,584 vehicles sold in January 2012.That beat out Ford, which had closed out 2012 as the country’s top seller, but posted a second-place finish of 16,197 vehicle sales this January.General Motors, the other big North American automaker, clocked in with sales of 13,761 vehicles, a 6.2 per cent increase over 2012.”Starting the new year as the best-selling manufacturer in the country validates the strong investments we have made into our product portfolio,” chief operating officer Dave Buckingham said in announcing the January figures.Ford, although it fell from first place, still posted an eight per cent increase over January 2012 and marked its best sales total for the month in 10 years.“Ford of Canada had a strong 2012, and we are off to a great start this year with sales increases across the entire lineup,” said Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford of Canada.“With forecasts showing that 2013 could be a record sales year, we see lot of opportunity for sales growth for Ford.”Volkswagen Canada reported a strong start to 2013, saying it sold 3,373 new cars and light trucks January — the company’s best ever January and 8.5 per cent higher than last year.John White, president and chief executive of Volkswagen Canada, said the company built momentum last year and “we are confident that this will continue throughout 2013.”Numbers from other big automakers, including Japanese and Korean rivals, also came out Friday.Honda Canada reported combined sales of 7,220 units by its Honda and luxury Acura division, down 21 per cent from last year. Honda sales fell 27 per cent to 6,211, while Acura sales improved 41 per cent to 1,009 units.“January 2012 was an exceptional sales month for us as we caught up to unfulfilled demand for Civic caused by lack of supply in the last three months of 2011,” said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada.Desrosiers, which issues an independent report on vehicle sales, says other major automakers, including Toyota and South Korea’s Hyundai, also saw year-over-year sales declines in January.Toyota kicked off the year with monthly sales of 8,623, down 12.5 per cent, while its luxury Lexus division saw sales decline marginally to 815 vehicles from 810.Hyundai sales fell 1.5 per cent to 7,349 vehicles from 7,460, while Kia, another Korean builder, posted a 2.7 per cent decline to 3,673 from 3,774.Desrosiers said light vehicle sales from all makers totalled 95,306 last month, down from 97,497 in January 2012. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Chrysler posts 38th consecutive month of auto sales growth in January by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 1, 2013 4:21 pm MDT read more

Spaghetti bolognese is ruined by the British top Italian chef Antonio Carluccio

first_imgOther dishes commonly served in British Italian restaurants that do not have a place are caramelised oranges, chicken kievs and a starter of avocado with prawns and salsa, he said. “The salsa often has nothing in it but ketchup and mayonnaise, and in Italy avocados do not even exist.” “In Italy [food is] not fashionable, I hate the word fashionable for food because one day it will be lentils that are fashionable, the other day they are not,” he said.“Food is all the same, you cook it when you have it, when it is at the peak of the season and knowing the cuisine well, you cook it at any time that you want not simply because it is just a fashionable thing.” In fact, bolognese – or tagliatelle al ragu – is so important to Italy that the region’s Chamber of Commerce asked the Italian Academy of Cooking to come up with an official recipe in 1982. The result was a simple sauce, which only contained beef, pancetta, onions, carrots, celery, tomato paste, white wine and milk. Antonio Carluccio was speaking in CheltenhamCredit: Clara Molden for The Telegraph Alfredo Tomaselli, whose restaurant in Rome attracts A-list stars including George Clooney, went as far to say some versions in Briton had “nothing at all to do with the original”. Antonio Carluccio  During the talk, Carluccio also touched on “fashionable” food, arguing that ingredients should just be enjoyed when they are in season. When you think Italy, you start to put oregano, basil, parsley, garlic, which is not at all rightAntonio Carluccio More recently, chefs have debated what sort of pasta is best to have with the ragu. They concluded that the sauce sticks better to “flatter” shapes, not thin spaghetti.Speaking about what he believes is the right way to make bolognese, Carluccio told the audience: “You should do this: oil, onion, two types of meat – beef and pork – and you practically brown this, then you put the tomatoes, then a bit of wine, including tomato paste, and then you cook it for three hours. That is it. Nothing else. Grate Parmesan on the top and Bob’s your uncle.”  Spaghetti bolognese does not exist in ItalyAntonio Carluccio 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. Step into any Italian restaurant in Britain and you can guarantee that spaghetti bolognese will be on the menu.But Antonio Carluccio has revealed he believes we are are ruining the classic dish – by putting herbs in it.The chef, who has made his name as an expert in Italian gastronomy, revealed he was shocked when he first came to London and discovered what was being served in so-called Italian restaurants. Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, he said: “There was spaghetti bolognese, which does not exist in Italy. In Italy, it is tagliatelle bolognese, with freshly made tagliatelle and bolognese without any herbs whatsoever.”He claimed Britons naturally assume that Italian dishes need herbs such as basil. “When you think Italy, you start to put oregano, basil, parsley, garlic, which is not at all [right],” he said.Carluccio, 79, joins a long list of chefs who have debated about the “abuse” of the dish. Massimo Bottura, the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant in Modena, previously said there were “some crazy versions”.last_img read more

Parking Meters MAPM willing to end demonstrations if court rules in

A prominent businessman in Georgetown said, “The last time this (parking meter project) was enforced, business dropped like about 60 per cent, because people just didn’t want to pay for the parking and the entire street was empty”. Being the manager of the Outdoor Store, the businessman said he tried to let his customers park on his bridge, but this effort was unable to float his business.The M&CC had entered into a contract with Smart City Solutions Inc (SCSI) on May 13, 2016, for parking meters to be implemented in Georgetown. The renegotiated contract with SCSI and the restructured fees come in light of a recent High Court ruling quashing the by-laws of the controversial project. The city, through its lawyers, filed an appeal to the ruling.Should the project be re-introduced, drivers will be made to to pay $150 per hour and $800 for eight hours of parking in the city, while residents of the city would be issued with a restricted residential pass for free parking from 17:00h-19:00h Monday to Friday with free parking on Saturdays. Several members and supporters of the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) converged on Thursday in front of City Hall to protest against the re-introduction of marking peters.They told media operatives gathered that they are willing to end this action, as long as the Court rules in their favour.A section of Thursday’s picketersOne of MAPM’s supporters said that, “the legality of the contract is in the Court and instead of the City Council waiting to see the results of that Court case, they are trying to go ahead and force us to accept the parking meters…if the Court deems the Parking Meter is legal that’s the end of our protest”.Explaining why she believes the Parking Meter Project is illegal was Renatta Chuck-A-Sang. “The thing never went to tender (National Procurement and Tender Administration Board) even though the value of it is in excess of the required sealing. We contend that the contract is illegal and therefore it should not be enforced…they have to go back to the drawing board, go through the process, do the feasibility study, you do the tender process and we start afresh and that wasn’t done,” she noted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLetter: MAPM to resume protests if metered parking resumes under SCSDecember 5, 2017In “Letters”Re-negotiated paid parking contract signed, new by-laws soon- KingFebruary 16, 2018In “Business”Continued protest over paid parking could negatively impact Govt chances come 2020- HindsMarch 16, 2017In “latest news” read more

Kemess Underground block cave looks a strong development

first_imgAuRico Metals reports that the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has issued a positive Decision Statement and that the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has granted an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the company’s wholly-owned Kemess Underground Project.Chris Richter, President and CEO of AuRico: “These positive decisions are the culmination of a comprehensive process which began in 2014, and I would like to thank the many people who worked tirelessly to achieve this successful outcome. We would not be where we are today if it were not for the hard work of the AuRico Metals team and our consultants, along with the extensive efforts and close cooperation from our First Nations partners, the EAO, and CEAA. The Tsay Keh Dene, Kwadacha, and Takla Lake First Nations, collectively Tse Keh Nay, provided letters of support to Federal and Provincial Ministers for Environmental Assessment approval and we are proud to have their support.“The Kemess Underground Project presents an attractive development opportunity given its strong economics – supported by existing infrastructure, large scale, good jurisdiction, and advanced stage. Today’s environmental approval represents a significant milestone for the project, and we are excited about the opportunity to continue to advance the project to the benefit of all stakeholders.”The EAO managed the Environmental Assessment for the Kemess project in a Substituted Process on behalf of British Columbia and CEAA, the latter of which is on behalf of the Federal Government of Canada. The Project will require a number of additional normal course licenses and permits which are expected to be received early in 2018.The Kemess Underground Project is a large gold-copper development project located in north-central British Columbia. The Kemess South open pit mine operated successfully between 1998 and 2011 and produced approximately 3 Moz of gold and 750 Mlb of copper. Production ceased when the open pit was depleted.The Kemess Underground deposit is located about 6 km north of the existing Kemess South processing plant. Additional existing infrastructure includes a camp, powerline, all-weather air-strip, access road, as well as other surface facilities including an administrative building, workshop and warehouse. In total, there is approximately C$1 billion worth of existing infrastructure in place.AuRico published a feasibility study for the Kemess Underground Project in March 2016 that contemplates the development of a low-cost panel caving operation with an initial 12-year mine life. Ore would be transported by conveyor to the existing processing facilities, with concentrate transported to a wholly-owned concentrate load-out facility located in Mackenzie, British Columbia.The study demonstrates that Kemess Underground is a robust project benefiting from extensive existing infrastructure. The feasibility study anticipates total life of mine production of 2.6 Moz gold-equivalent (consisting of 1.4 Moz of gold, 573 Mlb of copper and 4.5 Moz of silver). Gold-equivalent production for the first five years is expected to average 238,000 oz/y and 207,000 oz/y over the life of mine, with a low All-In Sustaining Cost of $682/oz over the first five years and $718/oz over the life of mine. Total up-front capital expenditure for the project is estimated at $452 million with a payback period estimated at 3.3 years.The company also has a 100% interest in the Kemess East deposit, located 1km east of Kemess Underground. In January, 2017, the Company released an updated resource estimate for Kemess East outlining Indicated Resources of 113.1 Mt grading 0.38% Cu and 0.46 g/t Au and Inferred Resources of 63.8 Mt grading 0.34% Cu and 0.31 g/t Au. The resource includes a higher grade core estimated to contain Indicated Resources of 67.2 Mt grading 0.43% Cu and 0.60 g/t Au as well as Inferred Resources of 15.2 Mt grading 0.41% Cu and 0.51 g/t Au. The Kemess East deposit remains open to the south, north and west.AuRico’s royalty portfolio includes a 1.5% NSR royalty on the Young-Davidson gold mine and a 2% NSR royalty on the Fosterville mine, as well as a portfolio of additional producing and pre-production royalty assets located in North America and Australia.last_img read more

Eddie Stobart told to pay €5000 in compensation to drivers over working

first_imgHAULAGE COMPANY EDDIE Stobart have been told to pay €5,000 in compensation to lorry drivers for breaches of the European Working Time Directive.The penalty decision was made by the Rights Commissioner after it decided against the company on three separate breaches of the act.Acting under the remit of the Labour Relations Commission, the Rights Commissioner found that the company did not comply with rules laid down on the number of rest hours between shifts as well as adequate notification on when shifts were to commence.A SIPTU representative for the drivers said that this decision relates to 21 drivers but that it will certainly extend beyond those initially involved with 11 others already engaged in similar cases. There are upwards of 120 drivers employed by the company.The latest decision is part of a long-running dispute between drivers and management that led to industrial action 18 months ago.SIPTU organiser Karan O’Loughlin has said that the workers “now feel vindicated in being able to prove what they had been alleging 18 months ago”.The company now have six weeks to decide if they are going to accept the findings of the Rights Commissioner or appeal it to Labour CourtRead: Eddie Stobart drivers in 24-hour strike >last_img read more

Honouring the memory of a great woman

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One of Melbourne’s most significant advocacy and charity organisations, the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust honours the memory of one of its most dedicated board members, Loula Rodopoulos. Since 1985, the VWBT grants have been helping Victorian Women and girls to thrive and the Sub-Funds program has been designed to honour women who have made a valuable contribution to the lives of women and girls or in memory of special women whose own lives were remarkable in what they achieved. Loula Rodopoulos was one such person. Born in Melbourne in 1944 to parents of Greek heritage (her grandfather came from Ithaca and settled in Cookgradie, WA in 1896 and her grandmother came from the same island, in 1921), Loula grew up loving her heritage and being influenced by it, as she developed the talents and capabilities which she employed for the benefit of individuals and of organisations she worked for. Her work ethic was largely influenced by her parents, Evgenia and Panoyiannis (Peter John) Raftopoulos. Peter John was very deeply engaged in the community, both Greek and Australian; he was actively involved in raising money for various charitable causes and for some ten years after retirement was a volunteer interpreter at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Loula and her brother were delighted when in late 2012 the Ithacan Philanthropic Society announced that, as a lasting memorial to Peter Raftopoulos, the VCE bursaries (aimed at helping support students through university) it had awarded annually since 1988 were henceforth to be named after Peter, a long-term and active member. Almost three decades later, it was Loula’s time to be honoured for her achievement and contribution to the community, with the establishment of the Loula Rodopoulos Sub-Fund, which will make grants tossist women recovering from mental illness or other difficult personal circumstances and also to support and enable programs which encourage young and established female writers. In establishing the sub-fund the VWT acknowledges its good fortune to be among the beneficiaries of Loula Rodopoulos’ skills and qualifications, first when she became a founding trustee and then as convenor, playing a vital role from 1985 to 1990 in setting the fledgling foundation on the path to itself becoming exceptional. Loula’s leadership skills, fine judgement, and experience of the spheres of government, education and community helped put the Trust’s inaugural board – dauntingly tasked with disbursing grants of state money to women’s enterprises – on the road to becoming a model of its kind. Loula Rodopoulos came onboard of the organisation after years of experience in social services and academia. As a social worker with the Victoria Department of Immigration, she was placed as a grant-in-aid worker for Greek-oriented casework at the Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC), and was instrumental in the organization’s ability to adapt to the new challenges presented, when multiculturalism became Australia’s official’s policy. An avid learner, she had pursued an Arts degree at Monash University, following it with a Diploma of Social Studies at Mellbourne University and after her work at the EMC, she delved into academia. She had been lecturing in social work at Monash and Melbourne universities from 1977 to 1980, while, between 1981 and 1984 she lectured at Victoria College (Toorak campus) in Interpreting and Translating for BA students. In this role she was instrumental in developing an accredited course for interpreters and translators in Victoria. She was also an insightful poet and a loving mother to Maria and Katie, the daughter she had with George Rodopoulos, with whom she often traveled to Greece. The couple managed to acquire a home in Kioni, the place where her family came from. The 2017 Sub-Fund Grant Round will open on 1 June and close on 31 July.last_img read more

630 WWE Smackdown Preview on the USA Network Rusev to defend US

first_imgFacebook Google+ Roman Reigns talks about his relationship with Jon Moxley; Rollins and Lynch get challenged The following is scheduled for tonight’s 6/30 WWE Smackdown on the USA Network.A #Fatal4Way decides who will meet @RusevBUL for the #USTitle tomorrow night on #SmackDown!— WWE (@WWE) June 29, 2016No. 1 Contender – Fatal 4 Way MatchSheamus vs. Cesaro vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Apollo CrewsWWE United States Championship MatchRusev (c) vs. Winner of Fatal 4 Way MatchDana Brooke vs. Billie KayErick Rowan and Braun Strowman in actionSasha Banks vs. Summer RaeChampion vs. Champion MatchWWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion The MizCheck back tonight for a detailed recap of Smackdown here on videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Pinterest WhatsApp Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Winscenter_img Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shawn Michaels WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Seth Rollins responds to Jon Moxley’s post-WWE comments made on the Jericho podcast Twitter Roman Reigns talks about teaming with The Undertaker, Jon Moxley’s comments on WWE Now Playing Up Next Videos Articleslast_img read more

Blue states sue Trump over delay of energyefficiency rules

first_imgNEW YORK — Ten states led by Democrats, including Washington, and a handful of national environmental groups sued the Trump administration, claiming it’s violating federal law by delaying energy-efficiency standards intended to save Americans almost $24 billion.Six rules for ceiling fans, walk-in coolers and other consumer products that are being blocked by President Donald Trump have been projected to slash emissions of carbon dioxide by 292 million tons, according to a statement Monday by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The rules created under former President Barack Obama’s administration were to go into effect on March 20, but they were delayed until Sept. 30 without explanation.“This is yet another example of how the Trump administration’s polluter-first energy policy has real and harmful impacts on the public health, environment — and pocketbooks — of New Yorkers,” Schneiderman, who’s leading the coalition suing the U.S. Department of Energy, said in the statement.The lawsuit is the latest challenge to the Trump administration by groups of Democratic-led states seeking to slow the implementation of the president’s policy initiatives. Trump has promised to cut regulations by as much as 75 percent to boost job growth.The Justice Department didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment. The Energy Department said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.The Natural Resources Defense Council joined a separate lawsuit over the same delay to the rules. The coalition filed a petition for review of the Energy Department’s actions on March 31 in the federal appeals court in Manhattan.last_img read more

Funding for CHIP remains in limbo

first_imgA program that provides low-cost health coverage for nearly 4,000 Clark County kids is in limbo, and most families who rely on the program are unaware of its uncertain future.The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, is a partnership between federal and state governments to provide health care for children whose families don’t qualify for Medicaid but can’t afford to purchase a health plan. Federal funding for the program expired Sept. 30, and Congress has failed to reauthorize funding for the program, which historically has had strong bipartisan support.For the last three months, Washington has received redistributed funding — grant money other states didn’t use — to keep the program afloat and ensure the state’s 52,000 children covered by CHIP don’t lose their health coverage. But because of the way the state administers the program, most families aren’t aware that the future of their child’s health care is reliant on Congress taking action — and soon.“We were assuming and hoping it would be funded like it always has been,” said Mary Wood, assistant director of the division for Medicaid eligibility and community support at the Washington Health Care Authority, which oversees the program. “It’s fair to say we’re disappointed.”“We’re hoping and wishing they would act sooner rather than later,” she added.Apple HealthIn Washington, CHIP provides health coverage for children whose families make between 210 and 312 percent of the federal poverty level. Children in families with household incomes below 210 percent of the poverty level are covered by the Medicaid program.last_img read more

Bahamas  Dorsett denies hiding PAHO landfill report

first_img PAHO: 2.6 million undernourished in the region, still obesity up Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 8, 2017 – Nassau – That landfill report from the Pan American Health Organization is  getting more attention now, as the FNM Government asserted that it and its damning revelations had been suppressed by the now gone, PLP Administration.  However, former Minister for Environment, Kenred Dorsett said he was not in office and did not see the report on what the landfill was or was not doing to the environment surrounding it.  PAHO labeled the situation in the area as chronic, saying the landfill was threatening the air and water quality, also giving a list of recommendations to The Bahamas Government, which called them in for the analysis.  Dorsett told the Tribune that the document was emailed to him and did not present anything new; he called the FNM’s claim, ‘nonsense’.#MagneticMediaNews#PAHO#DorsettdenieshidingPAHOreport Toxicologist in Nassau to support Rubis health investigation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#DorsettdenieshidingPAHOreport, #magneticmedianews, paho TCI Ready for the Worst Case Scenario of Ebola Virus Diseaselast_img read more

Arnautovic discusses mental pressure on footballers

first_imgWest Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic insists footballers are under far more pressure than many fans realise.The former Inter Milan striker came under fire from Stoke City fans after moving to West Ham last year.He was then vilified by the Hammers’ fans for a poor first half after the season before coming good to help save them from relegation.The Austria international has maintained that form this season with his five Premier League goals making him joint-third in the scoring charts. But he admitted to the scrutiny taking its toll.He said, according to Mirror:“It’s easy, from the outside to hammer people, hammer the players and say, ‘He didn’t do this well, he didn’t do that well.’”declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“But when you know the life of a footballer, you’ll cry, believe me! We don’t talk about money, you cry.”“Sometimes because there is so much pressure on you, you have to deal with this because a lot of players go, ‘I’m okay, no worries’ – it’s not right, “ but in the game, it’s affecting you.”Meanwhile, Arnautovic has revealed he would have become a businessman instead of a player if his dad had his way.The 29-year-old, who has since confounded his father’s expectations, also admits he can understand when supporters take their frustrations out on the West Ham team.Arnautovic explained: “There were a few occasions when my father told me that I have to go to this company to work, maybe to take a test to see if they’ll take me.“I got to the test and sat there and didn’t write anything, because I didn’t want to work there. I wanted to play football and wanted to make this my job.”last_img read more

Congrats Beans4Monarchs Winners

first_imgThree randomly-selected participants who shared their unique monarch/ monarch habitat pics on Facebook and Twitter have been selected from among almost 100 photo and video entries. Congratulations to our winners:Ryan Heineger, IowaSherri Melton, MichiganLaura Vecchio, NebraskaThe contest generated almost 150-thousand social media impressions and brought in participants from top soybean-producing states including Missouri, Michigan, North Carolina, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, among others.The fall social campaign highlighted the importance of monarch habitat and U.S. soybean growers’ part in preservation, underscoring ASA’s involvement with coalitions like Farmers for Monarchs and the Monarch Collaborative, while also encouraging growers to get involved and plant their own habitats.A month-long photo contest was part of the outreach, with ASA asking farmers and other friends and followers to upload snapshots of their efforts to plant milkweed and protect the pollinators. The campaign garnered 96 photo and video submissions across Facebook and Twitter.Thanks to everyone who helped us highlight these pollinators and the various conservation efforts of farmers across the country, including soil and water quality, and pollinator preservation.  And, stay tuned this spring for more chances to win milkweed for your farms and yards.last_img read more

Rice prices go up again

first_imgRice price increases again. Prothom Alo File PhotoJust after the price of rice dropped for a month, it has soared again, increasing the woes of people in the low income bracket.The price of rice at the outset of the year was Tk 40 a kg, in May it was Tk 50.The price decreased to Tk 42 after the government took few measures, , but the price once again increased last week by Tk 2-3 a kg. The current price is Tk 45.The price of low grade coarse rice in the markets of Kazipara, section-6 of Mirpur and Karwan Bazar in the capital, is Tk 45-50.Market supply of coarse rice has fallen while supply of fine and medium grade rice is on the rise.Most of the shops were selling rice at a price between Tk 50-65.Price on the rise despite stockThe total amount of rice currently in government, non-government and farmer-level stocks is around 4.5-5 million tonnes. According to the food ministry, the amount of rice stocked in the government warehouses is about 460,000 tonnes and the traders have imported 1.4 million tonnes.According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, overall rice reserves in the country in November were about 7 million tonnes. The people consume about 2.2 million tonnes of rice per month.The food ministry also said that the government has fixed the target of Aman production in this season at 15 million tonnes. Of the amount, farmers have harvested 30 per cent or about 4.5 million tonnes.But, the government has signed agreements with 5,000 millers to procure only 300,000 tonnes of rice so far.Based on the information on previous reserves, Aman produce and imported rice, economists said there should not be any shortage of rice reserves in the country.Food minister Quamrul Islam said to Prothom Alo, “You are free to write whatever you want about the rice price. I’m not going to say anything. I’ve nothing to say.”Meanwhile, traders blamed the hike of paddy price for the increased price of rice. They said paddy prices soared after the government had fixed procurement price of paddy at Tk 39 a kg.Paddy price has increased by Tk 100-200 per maund in the wholesale markets of Naogaon, Dinajpur, Kushtia and Thakurgaon in the last few days.Rice Millers Association general secretary AKM Layek Ali said paddy price hike is damaging for the businessmen as they will be able to make marginal amount of profit.He warned rice prices might go up more in the coming days. The chance of decrease of rice price before the next Boro season is slim, he added.Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) chairman economist Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad said traders will increase rice price on any excuse and will not decrease it easily.He further said whenever the media talks about rice price various government organisations take steps to show their activities, which renders the market further unstable.The government should monitor the market regularly and continue the open market sale (OMS) till the price comes down to Tk 40 a kg, he observed. Otherwise, the poor will face dire situation,  he warned.Shrinking social safety netThe government increases sale of rice for poor people under social safety net programme whenever its price crosses Tk 40 a kg. The OMS was resumed in September. People could get rice at Tk 30. But that programme saw a hitch. Most of the dealers were sent ‘atap’ rice, which does not go with the food habit of the people.The consumers and dealers demanded ‘shiddha’ rice but the food directorate, without paying heed to the demands, decided to close down OMS from 15 December.Kazi Nurul Islam, supply, distribution and marketing director at directorate general of food, said they supplied a tonne of ‘atap’ rice to 2,105 dealers each but 30 per cent of that rice remained unsold.The OMS however will resume in March, he added.Senior researcher of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) Nazneen Ahmed said, “People are not buying atap rice as it doesn’t go with their food habit. The government should increase the supply of rice in the OMS and other social safety net programmes to ensure their security.”*This piece, originally published in the Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Shameem Rezalast_img read more

Bangladeshi to run for Australia state parliament

first_imgSabrin Farooqui. Photo: UNBBangladeshi origin Sabrin Farooqui has become the first woman from the country who received Australian Labor Party (ALP) nomination for a parliamentary seat in the upcoming state election due on 23 March, reports UNB.She will contest a seat on New South Wales (NSW) Legislative Council, according to an Australian news portal. The NSW Council, often referred to as the upper house, is one of the two chambers in the New South Wales state parliament in Australia.Born and brought up in Bangladesh, Sabrin studied in the University of Dhaka before flying to Sydney as an international student in 2004. She completed her masters from the University of New South Wales and PhD from the education faculty from the University of Sydney.Sabrin received “Best Research Student Award” from Sydney University for her work on assessment and pedagogy in English as Foreign Language (EFL) context. As part of her research works, she highlighted various issues and solutions for the educational system in Bangladesh.She worked as an academic in Sydney University before joining Australian public service. She worked for Australian Bureau of Statistics and Fair Work Commission. As an activist of Labor for Refugees, she advocates for an unequivocal policy for people seeking asylum and refuge. Sabrin believes that the settlement of refugees is a significant national and global issue.As a catalyst for social change, Sabrin voluntarily works on women’s development, empowerment and domestic or family violence intervention, prevention and awareness, UNB added.Her vision is to facilitate a harmonious, multicultural Australia where all immigrants can be recognised as valuable contributors to the community and the economy and as integral part of the social fabric in Australia.last_img read more

How A Freed Slave Disguised Herself as A Man And Fought with

first_img X Listen On the surface, William Cathay might seem like an ordinary member of the Buffalo Soldiers, the African-American regiment of the U.S. Army. But on closer inspection, Cathay’s story is far from ordinary.William Cathay was a fake name used by a freed slave woman named Cathay Williams who enlisted and served two years in the Army from 1866-1868.For years, writer Sarah Bird had heard anecdotes about Williams, but she couldn’t find evidence that she was actually real. But that changed when Bird found someone who’d dug up some information on her, including her enlistment papers and application for a military pension.Courtesy David Eulitt/Kansas City StarA statue honoring Cathay Williams, who disguised herself as a man and served with the Buffalo Soldiers, was dedicated in 2016 in Leavenworth, Kan.But we don’t know a lot about Williams’ life — like how she concealed her gender. So Bird decided to take what we do know about Williams — and what we know about the era — and build a story of historical fiction around it.The result is her novel, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen, which she calls a “tribute in fiction.”In the audio above, Bird tells Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty why she thought Williams might want to take such extraordinary measures.Bird will hold a book signing Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at Brazos Bookstore.In 2016, a statue honoring Cathay Williams was dedicated in Leavenworth, Kan.sarahbirdbooks.comSarah Bird is the author of numerous books, including Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen, Above the East China Sea, and A Love Letter to Texas Women. Share center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /08:16 U.S. Army/Wikipedia CommonsA painting by William Jennings of Cathay Williams, a freed slave who disguised herself as a man and fought with the Buffalo Soldiers.last_img read more

Morgan States DeLoatch Honored for Contributions to Diversity in Engineering Education

first_imgAfter a distinguished 50-plus-year career in education, Eugene DeLoatch, founding dean of the Clarence Mitchell School of Engineering at Morgan State University, is being recognized for his singular contributions to diversifying engineering education.Eugene DeLoatch, founding dean of the Clarence Mitchell School of Engineering at Morgan State University.Among other tributes, the engineering icon was named the recipient of the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA), which will be conferred Feb. 11 at the annual BEYA STEM Global Competitive Conference in Washington, D.C. DeLoatch retired in June.“Morgan is among the nation’s top producers of Black engineers, and that is due largely because of one man, Eugene Deloatch,” Morgan State President David Wilson said in a statement. “His record of success nationally in increasing diversity in the field of engineering is a matter of great pride for him personally and for Morgan State University. We join with many hundreds of his former students whose lives he has touched over the years to express our gratitude for his dedication and service.”DeLoatch was at the helm of Morgan’s engineering school for 32 years since its founding in 1984. Wrestling with multiple challenges, including the historic underfunding of HBCUs in the state, DeLoatch developed Morgan’s engineering school into a top-class program, which is ranked fourth nationwide in the number of undergraduate degrees conferred upon African Americans. DeLoatch himself is lauded for producing more Black engineers than any individual in American higher education history.Prior to joining the Baltimore HBCU, DeLoatch spent 24 years with Howard University in Washington, D.C. His last assignment there was as chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering, a position he held for nine years.In a July interview with US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, DeLoatch said when he left school in 1959, less than half of 1 percent of engineers in the United States were African-American. The desire to change those statistics influenced his career, he said.“It was about wanting to expose as many young people to a field little known, as I see it, in the African-American community –a very critical field for the progress of this nation,” he said. “I have no regrets taking the route of higher education and engineering as a public matter, and doing it in an environment, where I could impact the thought processes and the decisions to become an engineer in the historically Black colleges and universities in our country.”Today, about 5 percent of the nation’s engineers are Black, and that is in large part to DeLoatch’s efforts, according to many. Among them is President Obama, who sent the educator a letter earlier this year congratulating him on his retirement and recognizing him as “best of the best” in the field of engineering.“By breaking through barriers and extending possibility, you’ve set a powerful example,” the letter read. “Through your endeavors to shape a future that reflects our diversity as a nation—one in which all our young people have the chance to pursue their passion in any field of study, including engineering—you’ve helped bring about progress, now and  for generations to come.”In 2002, DeLoatch became the first African-American president of the American Society of Engineering Education. He also previously served as secretary of the board of directors, Technology and Economic Development Corporation of Maryland. He earned dual bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering from Tougaloo College in Mississippi and Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. He also holds masters and doctorate degrees in bioengineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University.Michael G. Spencer, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, has been appointed as the new dean of Morgan’s engineering school, effective Jan. 4.last_img read more