4H Members Compete in Provincial Event

first_imgTwo hundred and fifty young Nova Scotians will take part in competitions during the 4-H Weekend on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Bible Hill. “The talent that members exhibit at the 4-H Weekend is profound. For the past 85 years our 4-H program help develop the skills of our young people who then become exceptional community leaders,” said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Agriculture. “The 4-H Weekend is an excellent opportunity for families to socialize and for the public to experience the public speaking talent among the 4-H membership.” 4-H members will participate in several events, including the woodsman contests, the Nova Scotia Horse Classic, public-speaking competitions and the 4-H Weekend Challenge. “The confidence that our youth develop through this communications training is just one of the experiences that the 4-H program offers,” said Arthur Pick, acting manager, 4-H and rural organizations with the Department of Agriculture. “The excellent communication skills of 4-H members is evident at all 4-H events and their expertise in speaking will benefit them as they become leaders in their careers and communities.” The highlight of the weekend is 4-H Night in Nova Scotia on May 5. 4-H members who have won provincial honours will present their winning speeches and demonstrations. Awards are presented to the winners of all competitions and to members and leaders who have won national 4-H travel awards. Several Friends of 4-H certificates will be presented to people who have made significant contributions to the 4-H program. The provincial 4-H host and hostess, who officially represent Nova Scotia’s 4-H program, will be chosen. Many activities are open to the public. Information is available online at www.gov.ns.ca/nsaf/4h/ .last_img read more

Teen offered lift raped by cabbie

first_imgGurugram: In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old girl was raped in Gurugram on the pretext of offering her a lift. The alleged incident took place on Saturday at IFFCO Chowk. The victim was raped by her cab driver. The Gurugram police is investigating the case.The teenager victim, a resident of Mahipalpur area in Delhi, works with food caterers. The victim was allegedly raped by a cab driver on the pretext of offering her a lift. According to police, the victim had gone to work at a wedding on the Old Delhi Road. The victim was accompanied by three other girls. After finishing her work, the victim went looking for transport to return to Delhi. A cab with two people already in it offered them a lift. The four girls entered the car and sat on the back seat. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsThe victim alleged that the cab driver dropped the person sitting on the first seat at Shankar Chowk before driving to a secluded area. She added that the cab driver locked the three other women inside the car and then raped her. Following this, he dropped the four women near Mahipalpur and warned them against informing the police. The Delhi Police registered a zero FIR and transferred the case to the Gurugram Police. The police registered a case again at the DLF-2 station. Section 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was added to the FIR. Gurugram along with its counterpart Faridabad is leading in terms of sexual crimes against minors. In 2017, 106 cases of sexual crimes against minors were reported while in 2016 it was 115.last_img read more

Morocco Rescues 32 Migrants from Sea Recovers 11 Bodies

Rabat – The Moroccan government has rescued 32 migrants and recovered the bodies of 11 after their boat sank off Nador in northeast Morocco on October 1.The Royal Gendarmerie of Nador arrested a human smuggler from Mali aged 18. The rescued migrants were from sub-Saharan Africa.The gendarmerie opened an investigation to identify who was leading the migration operation. The operation comes while the government is on high alert to prevent undocumented migration and combat migration networks.Read Also: Migration ‘Mafias’ Challenge Government with Free Rides to EuropeOn September 24, the royal navy opened fire on a boat of migrants, killing a 20-year-old Moroccan woman and injuring three others.The shooting put the government under pressure as Moroccans mourned the tragic death of Hayat.A military source told AFP that the migrants on board the go-fast boat were hidden under a tarp, so the navy could not see them. Morocco’s minister of human rights also explained that authorities were targeting the captain and not the migrants as such boats are suspicious and are thought to smuggle drugs. read more

Children bear brunt of conflict in Middle East top UN official says

23 April 2007Returning from a two-week mission to Lebanon, Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, the top United Nations envoy on children and armed conflict today said that children bear the brunt of the conflict. Although the children from all areas she visited were “very playful and resilient… they all shared, regardless of whichever community I spoke to, a great deal of anxiety, insecurity and despair,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy said at a press briefing in New York.Especially among Palestinian youth, she sensed a “great deal of anger and a desire for vengeance.”She gave an anecdote of meeting a group of young boys in the occupied Palestinian territory who told her of how they threw stones. When she quoted human rights activist Mahatma Gandhi, who said that “an eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind,” the boys responded: “In this region, it’s an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, until justice is done.”Ms. Coomaraswamy also outlined the various issues she brought up with Government officials and others in the three countries she visited.With Prime Minister Fuad Siniora and other officials in Lebanon, she discussed the plight of Palestinian refugees living in the country and how their living conditions in camps could be improved, as well as how they could be given increased access to social services and employment opportunities.She also asked him to have Lebanon take the lead in pushing for an international agreement on cluster munitions.The Special Representative conferred with a Hizbollah deputy regarding the use of minors for political and armed violence, and he stated that his party would support the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict when it comes before the Lebanese Parliament.Ms. Coomaraswamy also said she was heartened by the positive response of Lebanese civil society and others for rehabilitation and humanitarian needs.In Israel, she met with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, and one of the topics discussed was the barrier erected by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory, which “we found has enormous humanitarian and psychosocial consequences for Palestinian children” and impedes health, education and freedom of movement.“There is a belief that the barrier as it stands today is unconscionable,” she told reporters, calling for a comprehensive civilian review of the humanitarian consequences of the barrier.While she said she understood the country’s security concerns, “in certain contexts, the balance towards security over humanitarian affairs has shifted too far and is having enormous consequences on Palestinian children and also on Israeli children.”Ms. Coomaraswamy also urged the Israeli Government to replace the current “military” system of child detention with a “judicial” one. Many children have been incarcerated for what she believes as more minor offences, such as stone throwing, and a punitive approach is not successful as it has made children “hard and bitter.”She also brought up the issues of settler violence as it affects children, greater accountability for the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) and assistance on locating cluster munitions in southern Lebanon.In the occupied Palestinian territory, she met with President Mahmoud Abbas and his chief of staff, with whom she also discussed the mobilization of children for violence. Mr. Abbas noted there is talk of resuscitating a 2003 code of conduct by which militias agreed not to use children in armed violence.She also encouraged the President to curb the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel, “especially since those rockets do not separate civilians from combatants.”One positive development she found during her visit to the region was that both Palestinian and Israeli authorities have agreed to explore methods to establish a tripartite commission, with an as-of-yet unknown third party, to examine education materials used by children in the two areas. read more

UN launches phonebased food voucher scheme for Iraqi refugees in Syria

27 October 2009Food vouchers can now be sent to Iraqi refugee families living in Syria via text message, thanks to a new pilot project by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Food vouchers can now be sent to Iraqi refugee families living in Syria via text message, thanks to a new pilot project by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).The scheme will allow refugees living in the Syrian capital, Damascus, to receive codes for virtual food vouchers on their mobile telephones which they can use to purchase rice, wheat, lentils, cheese, eggs and other items that cannot be distributed in conventional aid baskets.“This pilot project will allow WFP to meet the needs of refugees living in a city where food is available but they are unable to afford it,” said Daly Belgasmi, the agency’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.Each of the 1,000 Iraqi families will receive one voucher per person, worth $22, every two months. After each transaction, they will receive updated balances by text message.“People will no longer need to queue at food distribution points or travel long distances to distribution centres,” according to WFP Syria Country Director Muhannad Hadi. “They will also be able to have a more diversified diet, based on their own personal choices and preferences.”Although phone messages and smart cards have been used in the past to transfer cash to those in need, this is believed to be the first time food vouchers have been distributed utilizing cell phone technology.Syria’s Ministry of Economy and Trade will provide food items through its stores in the Jaramana and Sayeda Zeinab neighbourhoods in Damascus, where most Iraqi refugees live.The mobile phone service provider MTN donated SIM cards for the project, which is set to run for four months but could be extended depending on the success of the pilot programme.There are currently over 1.2 million uprooted Iraqis in Syria, according to Government figures, of whom 130,000 regularly receive food aid and other assistance from WFP and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). read more

Curfew in the entire North Western Province

The Police enforced an indefinite curfew in the North Western Province today as violence continued to spread.Earlier the Police imposed a curfew in the Rasnayakapura and Kobeigane areas in Kurunegala as well as in the Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya, Dummalasuriya and Hettipola areas till 4am tomorrow. However as the tense situation continued to spread the Police imposed a curfew in the entire North Western Province.

UN agency releases world music album to raise awareness about volunteerism

The world-beat album showcases styles as diverse as Uzbek dance, Japanese techno, French rock, Latin salsa and traditional Arabic music. It features Jamaican reggae star Tony Rebel and Portuguese artist Paulo De Carvalho. Songs on the album examine diverse perspectives on a wide range of volunteer issues. “Like volunteerism, music is a universal form of expression that cuts through all cultures,” said the UNV’s Henri Valot in a statement in Bonn. The album’s release was timed to coincide with UN Day observed annually on 24 October. He expressed hope that interested individuals and organizations “can help highlight the importance of volunteers by bringing this album to radio stations in their countries.”The album, which comes with a CD-ROM on the International Year of Volunteers, will be distributed to radio stations around the world. UNV is encouraging stations to play featured songs to help promote and encourage volunteerism. The agency produced the album with the support of the Government of Japan. All songs were donated by the artists. Created in 1970 as the volunteer arm of the UN system, UNV fields thousands of specialists to extend hands-on assistance for peace and development in nearly 150 countries around the world. read more

International Atomic Energy Agency seeks talks with DPR of Korea on nuclear

Responding to reports that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has plans to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today contacted Pyongyang seeking talks on the matter. In a message to the DPRK authorities, IAEA Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei confirmed the Agency’s readiness to dispatch a senior team to the country, or to receive a DPRK delegation in Vienna, to discuss this matter. Talks would also cover the general question of the implementation of IAEA safeguards – required under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) – in the DPRK, according to the Agency. The Director-General voiced hope that the DPRK “will without delay come back into full compliance with its nuclear non-proliferation obligations.” Yesterday, the IAEA formally requested Pyongyang to furnish information about the reports of an undeclared uranium enrichment facility in the DPRK. read more

Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Bryan Price named manager

The Cincinnati Reds decided to hire in-house to its open managerial position.The club’s front office announced the promotion of pitching coach Bryan Price to manager at a Tuesday press conference. News of the hire first surfaced Monday night on Twitter from Fox’s Ken Rosenthal.Reds General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Walt Jocketty said Tuesday that despite a long list of candidates, he and the rest of the front office did not interview anyone else for the job.“Once we had the meeting with Bryan, we saw no reason to go forward (with other candidates),” Jocketty said at the press conference.The club’s CEO, Bob Castellini, described Price as “exceptional,” and said if the Reds did not hire Price, he likely would be heading elsewhere.The two sides agreed to a three-year contract running through 2016.Price, the 61st manager in team history, steps in for Dusty Baker who was relieved of his duties Oct. 3 after the Reds lost six consecutive games to close out 2013, including the National League Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Baker went 509-463 (.524) during his six seasons in Cincinnati; he took his team to the postseason in three of the past four years.Price has served as the Reds’ pitching coach since 2010. During the 2013 regular season, the Reds’ pitching staff owned the MLB’s fourth-best ERA and led the NL in strikeouts. The year before, Price’s repertoire of bullpen arms led the Majors in saves (56) and was fourth in ERA (3.34). The 2012 Reds’ starting pitchers became just the eighth rotation in MLB history with five pitchers making at least 30 starts each.Price, who has never managed at the professional level, pitched as high as AAA in the minor leagues and served as the pitching coach for both the Mariners’ (2000-2005) and Diamondbacks (2006-2009) before coming to Cincinnati.The San Francisco, Calif., native interviewed for the Miami Marlins’ managerial vacancy last offseason, and was rumored to be a possible candidate for the Seattle Mariners current opening at the position.Starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who becomes a free agent as soon as the World Series ends, told the Cincinnati Enquirer how he felt his former pitching coach would do as a replacement when news broke of Baker’s firing.“I think he’d be unbelievable,” Arroyo said. “He’s as organized as anyone in the game; he holds people as accountable as well as anyone I’ve seen. He doesn’t buy into stereotypical things in the game … Price looks at evidence. He’s a freaking smart guy, he makes his decision on reasonable evidence. Sometimes in baseball we go by hunches, what someone else said or the way things have gone in the past. He doesn’t do that.”According to a September article at mlb.com, Reds’ starting pitcher Homer Bailey also had positive things to say about Price’s ability to hold people accountable, an area some feel Baker struggled with.“We are held accountable,” Bailey said. “We demand certain things out of everyone here, whether you’re the No. 1 starter on the team or the mop-up guy, it doesn’t matter. Our expectations are held so high. Some things are just unacceptable. Our starters are expected to go seven innings. We are expected to keep our team in the game. We are expected to put up quality starts.”Price thanked Baker during Tuesday’s press conference, saying “he became a friend and confidant.”Jocketty said other coaching staff decisions for vacant roles have not yet been made.Price will join John Farrell of the Red Sox and the Padres’ Bud Black as the only active managers who were previously a pitching coach. read more

Rhein Neckar Lowen beat SG Flensburg in soldout SAP Arena

Rhein Neckar Lowen stayed at the TOP of DKB Bundesliga. Nikolaj Jacobsen boys beat the biggest contender for the title – SG Flensburg Handewitt 32:27 (20:16) in front of sold-out SAP Arena in Mannheim, where only home team was in lead during 60 minutes.Rhein-Neckar Löwen – SG Flensburg-Handewitt 32:27 (20:16)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka; Schmid (6), Sigurdsson (10/3), Radivojevic, Baena (2), Tollbring, Mensah (3), Pekeler (6), Reinkind, Taleski, Guardiola, Petersson (1), Groetzki (4), TrostSG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson, Möller; Karlsson, Glandorf (6), Mogensen (2), Svan (1), Wanne (1), Jeppsson, Steinhauser, Zachariassen (2), Toft Hansen (4), Gottfridsson, Lauge (8), Mahé (3/2), HeinlRhein-Neckar 32 – 27 Flensburg-H.Erlangen 23 – 27 Fuchse BerlinGoppingen 22 – 29 KielHuttenberg 20 – 24 LeipzigMT Melsungen 33 – 24 StuttgartHSG Wetzlar 30 – 25 GummersbachHannover-Burgdorf 27 – 25 LemgoLudwigshafen 23 – 26 SC MagdeburgSTANDINGS: 8.MT Melsungen181125494:46724 10.HSG Wetzlar18729466:45316 3.Hannover-Burgdorf181323510:47028 4.Flensburg-H.181314525:45827 15.Stuttgart184113435:5039 12.Minden18468473:50314 1.Rhein-Neckar181503551:44430 18.Ludwigshafen182313415:4857 17.Huttenberg182313452:5187 16.N-Lubbecke182412411:4798 6.Leipzig181215503:46925 2.Fuchse Berlin181413539:49229 9.Lemgo18738473:49217 11.Goppingen18468489:50414 dkb bundesligaRhein Neckar Lowen 5.Kiel181215531:46225 13.Gummersbach185013458:50810 14.Erlangen183411422:49410 ← Previous Story MASTERS HANDBALL WORLD CUP 2018 – Ready for a new handball experience? Next Story → MONTPELLIER WIN DERBY! PSG Handball on winter break with -6! 7.SC Magdeburg181206549:49524 read more

Joe Schmidt explains what made Jamie Heaslip such a superb player

first_img Follow us: the42.ie Short URL Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 6:45 AM Heaslip and Schmidt share a joke. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOSchmidt was Heaslip’s head coach for eight years and always looked at the Naas man as a key player in his Leinster and Ireland teams.We could add more words here, but Schmidt’s speak most true, so we hand you over to the Ireland boss and his answer when asked what Irish rugby loses with Heaslip’s retirement.“Inevitably there are some real pressure points in games and Jamie doesn’t really do pressure points, he does opportunities,” said Schmidt yesterday. “His outlook on how to solve problems was that ‘this is great, let’s get a solution here’.“His calm on the pitch when you have got young players is really important and I think we’ve got Pete [O’Mahony] and CJ [Stander] starting to extend that to the likes of the Jack Conans and Dan Leavys.“Josh van der Flier has it all on is own, he is a young man, he is calm and just loves any opportunity, any challenge on the pitch. But Jamie, he sees all those things as challenges.“He also sees the game incredibly well. I know he got World Try of the Year – if you look at that from the rear angle, he is almost last up out of a ruck on our 22, the ball goes to the edge, there is some interplay between Simon Zebo, Jared Payne, Fergus McFadden gets involved and then who’s tracking right up the pitch exactly where we need him to be? That’s him.“He does see the game very well and he’s just had that big engine that allowed him not just see it but to put himself in a position to contribute to it and that was always crucial. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 7 Comments Feb 28th 2018, 6:46 AM Share41 Tweet Email3 Schmidt and Heaslip in Leinster colours. Source: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO“He was incredibly good in the rolling maul, if he had a corner he was tough to shift. He was really good at leading the scrum and I know leading the scrum when you are the back of it doesn’t quite make sense but for us, it’s still a really important position.“There was just those aspects to his game. He would jump for us at the front of the lineout quite often and again was very skillful there, very reliable handling-wise.“That ability across the full spectrum of what’s required in a player… his decision-making in defence. You’ve got youngsters seeing the game late and then making the decision to catch up.“Jamie would see the game and he could kind of predict well enough what would happen next so that he could get in a position to contribute either side of the ball whether it’s scoring that try or getting back and making that tackle on Stuart Hogg [in 2015].“He had a habit. People say, ‘jeepers, Jamie was lucky there.’ Not according to Jamie, not according to us because you get lucky sometimes – he managed to have a knack of it.“That probably becomes an ability to read the game more than luck.”Schmidt also referenced the former Leinster man’s incredible durability over the course of his playing days until this career-ending injury.“I guess I’ve ended up coaching Jamie – unfortunately for Jamie – for over half his professional career, so he’s had to have me chipping away at him. I think the best thing about Jamie is that he chipped away at himself, he chiselled himself, he made himself into one of the best players that I think exists in world rugby. Schmidt always picked Heaslip. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“Against Scotland in the Six Nations win on Super Sunday [in 2015], his tackle on Stuart Hogg – we don’t win the Six Nations without moments like that, where he doesn’t give anything up.“He’s always been in the leadership group, in Leinster as well, captained the side a couple of times, continuously supporting Paulie when Paul O’Connell was captain, supported Rory Best equally.“It was great because he was so often an 80-minute player. I think in 95 Test matches, 72 of them were 80 minutes. That is massive in the modern day.“It was great to have that security. The hooker might often come out after 60 minutes and Jamie was there in those last quarters, those last quarters that probably haven’t been nailed on, Jamie would boss those last quarters and do a good job of it.“For all sorts of reasons, I think he’s a loss to Irish rugby. I know Jamie, he prepares incredibly well so I’ve no doubt he will make a success of another career beyond his rugby one.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! http://the42.ie/3875284 MANY OF US have tried to sum up exactly what it was that made Jamie Heaslip such a fine rugby player since he confirmed his retirement on Monday.But there aren’t many people better placed to comment on Heaslip’s qualities than Joe Schmidt. Ireland’s Chris Farrell likely to miss rest of Six Nations after knee injurySchmidt: ‘We can’t afford to keep conceding three tries a game’ Joe Schmidt explains what made Jamie Heaslip such a superb player ‘People say, ‘Jeepers, Jamie was lucky there.’ Not according to Jamie, not according to us.’ By Murray Kinsella 14,940 Views last_img read more

Kit Harington Gets Goofy in How to Train Your Dragon Audition Tape

first_img ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Stay on target Game of Thrones won’t be back until 2019, but Kit Harington gave the goofiest performance in a new How to Train Your Dragon audition tape.On Thursday, DreamWorks TV debuted a new How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World audition tape on its YouTube channel, which features Harington working with Toothless, an adorable fire-breathing dragon. The video shows a comedic bond between Harington and Toothless, as they test out a script and scenes. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World hits theaters on February 22, 2019.Harington, who was previously casted as Eret, a former Dragon Trapper, in the movie How to Train Your Dragon 2, will also voice the same character in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. In the upcoming flick, Toothless discovers an untamed mate who might stir up trouble for Hiccup and his peaceful dragon utopia. Without a plan, the duo must work together to stop an evil influence from destroying their community.Before How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World comes to the big screen, fans can enjoy the hilarious audition video here.More on Geek.com:New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Trailer Will Chill You to the Bone‘Game of Thrones’ Is Coming Back to HBO in April 2019‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 MetroCards Delayed in NYClast_img read more

No new Zika cases for TCI country praised by Consultant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Zika Communications Strategy consultant, Salorne McDonald announced there have been no new cases of Zika in the TCI for 2017.  Speaking to Magnetic Media Monday, McDonald said the 25 cases of Zika reported in 2016 was a cause for concern in a small population.  McDonald referred to the reduction in cases this year as “fantastic,” however, and credited initiatives from the Ministry of Health and other partners for this success.The Consultant, who started work with the TCI since October, said that TCI is managing the Zika issue better than many others in the region.  “TCI is doing very well. In a number of other places we’ve been in contact with, they’re still having challenges with getting communities to buy into how to dispose of large debris,” said McDonald.  He added there has been strong support for government initiatives from communities and NGOs such as the Red Cross.According to McDonald, there has not only been a decrease in cases of Zika, but a decrease in the number of larvae found in traps set by the Environmental Health division of the ministry. The next steps for the government will be to ensure that breeding sites continue to be eliminated and to continue with current community clean-up programmes.  “We have to remain vigilant and we have to continue collaborating because collaboration thus far has been the strongest weapon in the fight (against Zika).”Story by:  Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#newzikacasesforTCI#zikacasesreducedinTCI#fightagainstzika Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#fightagainstzika, #magneticmedianews, #newzikacasesforTCI, #zikacasesreducedinTCIlast_img read more

Waterfront expecting PAGCOR to take Manila IR license dispute to Supreme Court

first_img Load More RelatedPosts Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status Philippines gaming operator Waterfront Philippines Inc says the company has yet to consider any possible development of a Manila integrated resort, revealing it expects its ongoing legal battle with gaming regulator PAGCOR to reach the Supreme Court.The comments come after the Philippines Court of Appeals (CA) last week upheld for the second time a ruling by Manila’s Regional Trial Court compelling PAGCOR to issue a provisional casino license to Waterfront to operate a casino-hotel in Entertainment City. That decision formed the latest chapter in a lengthy saga between the two parties which began when Waterfront filed a 2008 application to develop the Grand Waterfront Hotel and Casino and deposited US$100 million in cash as per PAGCOR’s stipulated requirements. Despite fulfilling all of those requirements, PAGCOR failed to respond, with Waterfront eventually filing a petition in 2015 seeking a resolution.In a filing with the Philippines Stock Exchange (PSE) on Tuesday, Waterfront defended its position in the matter, stating, “Even during the administration of President Aquino, no action was also made and no communication was even given by PAGCOR, prompting the filing of the case. PAGCOR did not file its appeal with the RTC on time, prompting the case to be elevated to the CA. The CA has upheld the RTC decision.”However, in response to questions from the PSE regarding its plans for IR development, Waterfront added, “There is still no finality to the case, as it is expected to reach the Supreme Court.“We cannot make any comments as the matter is sub-judice. When the matter is finally decided by the Supreme Court, the appropriate disclosures will be made.”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Price Accuracy Team Member at TargetPart-Time Merchandiser at Lawrence MerchandisingFull-Time Software Application Support Rep at LoadSpringFull-Time/Part-Time Sales Associate at Nouria EnergyFull-Time Merchandiser Relief at Frito LayFull-Time Accounts Receivable and Cash Applications Specialist at AMETEK, Inc.Full-Time Market Research Manager at Charles River LabsFull-Time Associate Director Marketing (Global Discovery) at Charles River LabsPart-Time Office Manager at Group 5 POSFull-Time Elementary Teacher at Abundant Life Christian School(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

MISSING CAT Have You Seen Nala

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Nala has been missing from Dexter Avenue, near the Tewksbury line, since Sunday, August 12. If seen, call 978-761-4761.Nala(NOTE: The above information is from a post on the Wilmington Community Board Page.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMISSING CAT: Have You Seen Mic?In “Missing Pets”MISSING CAT: Have You Seen Lakshmi?In “Missing Pets”MISSING CAT: Have You Seen Loki?In “Missing Pets”last_img read more

Nome Fire Dept Troopers Coast Guard team up in search for missing

first_imgSearch and rescue efforts continue today for a hiker that went missing in the Nome area over the weekend.Download AudioThe Nome Volunteer Fire Department is headquarters for the search and rescue effort for Joseph Balderas. (Photo by Emily Russell, KNOM – Nome)According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch, 36-year-old Joseph Balderas was reported missing Monday morning after not showing up for work.An initial search on Monday led troopers to Balderas’s vehicle at mile 44 on the Nome-Council Highway, but found no sign of him.Megan Peters with the Alaska State Troopers said the search and rescue effort is largely being led by local volunteers.“The Nome Volunteer Fire Department and SAR has deployed multiple ATVs to do a ground search of the area, and we’ve also established remote communications in the field so everyone can talk,” Peters explained.Peters said the search isn’t just limited to the ground. The Alaska State Troopers chartered a small helicopter with two volunteer spotters. Wildlife troopers have their own helicopter in the air and the US Coast Guard sent a Jayhawk helicopter stationed in Kotzebue to help as well.Jim West Jr. is the Chief of the Nome Volunteer Fire Department. He said the total number of people involved in the search is close to 60.One of those personnel helping from a helicopter did spot an article of clothing, but West confirmed that it did not belong to Balderas.Despite all hands on deck, West said the thick willows and soft tundra make the search especially difficult this time of year.“It’s a big area out there,” West said. “We’re looking for a needle in a haystack because he didn’t give direction as to where he was going.”Much of Nome is closed for the day, including the Nome Community Center, the XYZ Senior Center, the Food Bank, and the Boys and Girls Club as members of the community assist in the search.If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Nome Fire Department at 443-2310.last_img read more

Guardians of fasting students threaten to join 7dayold stir

first_imgKolkata: Guardians of the six fasting senior students of state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital expressed support to their wards’ stir and threatened to join the hunger strike which entered seventh day on Monday.The students of second, third and fourth year were on hunger strike to press for their demand for accommodation in a new hostel which is allotted only for first year students.”The old hostel building of the senior students is in poor shape. We are on the side of our children in this agitation,” one of the guardians told reporters in the hospital compound today. Also Read – Son-in-law arrested in connection with Garden Reach murder incident”If their demand was not looked into by tomorrow, we will join the hunger strike,” he said.The guardians said a deputation will be submitted to the college Principal Uchhal Bhadra on behalf of the guardians urging for immediate steps to solve the impasse.The principal earlier said as per guidelines of the Medical Council of India (MCI), freshers and seniors cannot be accommodated in the same hostel building to prevent incidents of ragging.Appealing to the students to withdraw the fast, Bhadra yesterday told reporters that the old hostel building would be renovated very soon and those senior students, who are facing accommodation problem, can be put up there. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”With the admission process to the first year going on, I urge the students not to continue the fast.” he had said.The students, however, said the fast will continue till the administration opens the new hostel building for both senior and freshers. One of the fasting students said, “Six of us are now on fast. If anyone has to be hospitalised, his/her place will be taken up by another student.” Two of the fasting students fell ill during the past five days. Their places were taken by two others.last_img read more

The Wonderful Company has positioned itself as the

first_img The Wonderful Company has positioned itself as the number-one growth leader among all multibillion-dollar consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies as well as the growth leader in produce in 2017, according to market research firm IRI. In addition, a study released today by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and IRI measuring growth across all CPG categories positions the California-based organization as the top growth leader amongst all midsize companies in the U.S. (US$1-5.5 billion in retail sales).Wonderful ranks in the top five for adding dollars to the entire CPG industry and accounted for five percent of all CPG growth.Wonderful says that its position as the only multibillion-dollar company with double-digit growth at 13 percent reflects the popularity of its convenient nutrition and wellness products. India: Almost 50 children killed by brain disease … June 15 , 2018 You might also be interested in AgTech company’s root heating system ‘significantl … center_img Mexico lifts tariffs on U.S. apples … “More than half of U.S. households already buy a Wonderful product each year, and IRI data in concert with this study clearly demonstrates that our healthy offerings are resonating with consumers,” said Wonderful vice president of marketing Adam Cooper.“The Wonderful Company is relentlessly focused on driving healthier eating options. Over the past 10 years, we’ve invested more than $3 billion in capital and $1 billion in marketing and brand building. With these investments, and consumers increasingly seeking nutritious choices, Wonderful is poised for even more growth in the future.”The report’s findings were based on the growth performance of more than 400 CPG companies with annual U.S. retail sales exceeding US$100 million.The analysis, which covered both public and private companies, focused on what consumers actually buy in measured channels, as opposed to what factories ship. Companies were ranked on a combination of three metrics: dollar sales growth, volume sales growth, and market share gains. The study also analyzed trends that drove performance in the sector.Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held US$4 billion global company and owner of several major produce brands including Wonderful Halos – the country’s leading mandarin brand – and pomegranate juice brand POM Wonderful.www.freshfruitportal.com Peru expects 20% uptick in produce exports this ye …last_img read more

Nurses strike unreasonable and provocative

first_imgBy Andria KadesHealth Minister Philippos Patsalis on Tuesday said patients should be the priority as nurses unions plan a four-strike for Thursday.Organised by the Cyprus nurses union (PASYNO), the nurses branch of public service union (PASYDY), and the Cyprus nurses and midwives association, they will also be joined by PASYDY unions for mental health, physiotherapists, radiologists, lab technicians and pharmaceuticals.Finance minister Harris Georgiades on Tuesday called their actions “unreasonable and provocative” at a time where thousands of people are unemployed, asking them to think twice.“Staff in the health department cannot put forward huge employment matters in light of a strike. These big problems will be solved with the restructure and autonomy (of the hospitals),” Patsalis said referring to the NHS scheme.“At this moment I think it’s the patients’ problems that have a priority and unfortunately there are many in the public health service.”Unions are asking that starting salaries for nurses are re-evaluated and increased, a process that was interrupted in 2013. Georgiades said this would cost the government over €35m but PASYNO spokesperson Theodoros Petelis reiterated they “would only want a pay rise if and when the government has money”.“We are not asking for more money like the ministry is trying to make it look like we are,” he added.Their second demand is that 185 nurses who passed state exams in 2011 have their jobs unfrozen and are no longer required to work as temporary staff.Patsalis said that several jobs were in the process of being unfrozen particularly for high ranking members of staff.The third problem has to do with contracts new staff sign that require a 10 per cent slash from their salary. When employees however renew their contracts every six months, they are classed as ‘new’ every single time and have salary reductions.“We want this to be corrected and changed by giving staff indefinite contracts like they used to in the past,” Petelis said citing examples of people who have worked for five years, constantly renewing six-month contracts.Lastly, unions are requesting that 130 vacant managerial positions are filled without a pay rise due to the desperate situation in hospitals. This would offer much needed administration and not cost the government extra money, Petelis added.The management of hospitals has been an issue since January since when employees have been striking on and off complaining of an increased workload amid a shortage of staff, lack of hospital beds, medicine and a dysfunctional system.About two weeks ago, Patsalis said he had concrete solutions to present to unions and had the good will to solve the problem. Unions said he rejected all their requests.Georgiades reiterated the health minister’s statements that all problems will be solved with the implementation of the NHS, which would allow more of the staff to become permanent.He also said a card system would be introduced to monitor overtime work “as is done in the rest of the world and other government departments”.Petelis, speaking on behalf of all striking unions, said they are completely opposed to the government line that an NHS board would “make all problems disappear” and they would end up “becoming prey in the whole situation”.They feel that if the state does not help or protect them, then why would the new board.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoGundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake SupplementTop Cardiologist Reveals “Fascinating Trick” That Combats Weight GainGundry MD ProPlant Complete Shake SupplementUndoProstaGenix SupplementHow To: Boost Prostate Health (Do This Daily)ProstaGenix SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more