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Morneau says Trans Mountain pipeline talks happening behind closed doors

first_imgMorneau says any federal investment in the pipeline would first require closed-door talks with Kinder Morgan and the two provinces.The finance minister is expected to meet later today with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, and says he plans to reinforce the Trudeau government’s “resolute determination” to keep the project on track.He says that determination was confirmed Tuesday during an emergency federal cabinet meeting in Ottawa, although he won’t say whether penalizing B.C. financially – such as by withholding transfer payments – remains an option.“I’m not going to publicly negotiate with any one of the parties,” Morneau said after making a student work placement announcement at Toronto’s Ryerson University.“Public threats, in my estimation, aren’t helpful.” OTTAWA, O.N. — Regardless of what’s going on behind the scenes, Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the federal government isn’t about to divulge how it plans to salvage the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Speaking in Toronto, Morneau says Ottawa is looking at several options to ensure the Alberta-B.C. pipeline gets built, including a potential financial stake in the project.Project architect Kinder Morgan upped the ante this week by declaring it would suspend all non-essential spending on the project until there is more certainty it won’t be blocked by British Columbia’s NDP government.last_img read more

US official to study state of media in Lanka

Her pro bono work centered on human rights issues for individuals and various non-governmental organizations, such as the Center for Justice and Accountability, the Women’s Refugee Commission, and Vital Voices.O’Connor has a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, a post-graduate Diploma in World Politics from the London School of Economics, and B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Ms. O’Connor is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University Law Center, and a member of the Atlantic Council. (Colombo Gazette) A US State Department official is to visit Sri Lanka this week to study the state of the media following the January 8 elections.Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Eileen O’Connor will have talks in Sri Lanka with Government officials and the media during her visit, officials told the Colombo Gazette. O’Connor has worked as an attorney specializing in legal crisis management for high profile litigation, investigations, and controversies both in the U.S. and abroad. During her visit Eileen O’Connor will also have discussions on the proposed Right to Information Act (RTI). She also served as President of the International Center for Journalists, a nonprofit that trains journalists in emerging democracies.Prior to that, Ms. O’Connor spent 24 years as an award-winning on-air reporter, producer, and Bureau Chief for ABC News and CNN, covering the White House and conflicts in Bosnia, Chechnya, Northern Ireland, Israel, Ossetia, Ingushetia and the fall of Communism from bases in London, Moscow, Tokyo and Washington. read more

Health care comes in focus this time as risk for Democrats

WASHINGTON — Health care is back as the focus of presidential politics.But Democrats are split over “Medicare for All” and those divisions were on display in this week’s Democratic debates. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren called for a switch to government-run health insurance for all.Former Vice-President Joe Biden says, “Obamacare is working,” and promises to add a public option to cover more people.Sen. Kamala Harris takes the middle ground with a new Medicare for All concept that preserves private insurance plans that could be sponsored by employers, and phases in more gradually.Employer coverage remains the mainstay of health insurance and it’s popular. Democrats tampering with it take a risk. A new poll says more than 8 in 10 people rate their plan as good or excellent.Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press read more

UN health agency speeds up access to latest data in battle against

In a bid to speed up the war on disease, especially among the poor and marginalized populations of developing countries, the United Nations health agency today announced a new initiative to facilitate free Internet access to the latest data on clinical trials aimed at prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. As of today all randomized controlled trials approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) ethics review board will be assigned an International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number (ISRCTN), making it easier for the scientific community to keep up-to-date with current research. The initiative is a joint effort by the Geneva-based WHO and an independent publishing house called Current Controlled Trials (CCT) which is committed to providing immediate free access to peer reviewed biomedical research. An ISRCTN is a unique number providing a means of identifying and unambiguously tracking a trial throughout its life cycle. Information about trials that have received this number can be obtained from an online register maintained by CCT. “The ISRCTN Register is an important first step within a wider context of the new emphasis on the need to increase international access to and utilization of health-related knowledge,” said the Director of WHO’s Department of Research Policy and Cooperation, Tikki Pang. Randomized controlled trials are considered the best way to compare – in an unbiased manner – the effects of particular treatments and are one of the main sources of medical knowledge, but information about these trials is difficult to find because several trials may have the same title, one trial may be reported in several places under different titles, and many trials are never reported at all. Information is even more difficult to find about neglected diseases that disproportionately affect poor and marginalized populations where WHO supports and funds much of the research. But until now there had been no mechanism to make such data easily available to researchers, particularly those in developing countries most affected. In the first phase, all trials involving human reproduction have now been included in the ISRCTN Register. Randomised trials in the other major research areas that the WHO supports, such as infectious diseases, childhood diseases, vaccines, will be added shortly. read more

Fréchette attends launch of Global Compact in Italy

Italy’s joining of the Global Compact is a culmination of the early days of the United Nations initiative to have business leaders embrace universal principles in human rights, labour and the environment, UN Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette said today in Rome.Speaking at the formal launch of the Compact in Italy, Ms. Fréchette noted that 23 Italian companies were officially participating, and that “the Global Compact Italian Network is up and running.” She said the Italian Government and the country’s business community had shown great leadership in advancing the Compact.”I can assure you that the Secretary-General is very glad to know that the Compact is taking hold in a country that plays such an important and truly innovative role in the world economy,” she added.Secretary-General Kofi Annan first raised the notion of developing a “global compact of shared values and principles” in business in January 1999 at the World Economic Forum. He challenged world business leaders to “embrace and enact” the benefits of global economic development through voluntary corporate policies and actions. His vision was realized 18 months later with the creation of the Global Compact.Ms. Fréchette said the Compact was not a contract, a code of conduct, a set of regulations or a new system of monitoring. “Rather, it is an attempt to get business to work with the United Nations, on a voluntary basis, to fortify the social pillars of the global economy,” she said. It brings companies together with international labour and civil society organizations, with the ultimate aim of helping to ensure that the benefits of globalization reach all the world’s people.”The prospect of having Italy’s unique energies as part of this effort is very encouraging,” she said, “for let us make no mistake; we have a long way to go.” Today’s launch was both the culmination of the Global Compact’s early days in Italy, and the beginning of what the Secretary-General hoped would be a more intense phase of activity and accomplishment, she added. read more

Hannity says liberal fascists after sponsors 1 is leaving

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of “liberal fascism” for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer hawk its wares there.The Chicago-based said that it had been “watching closely” and recently decided to suspend its backing of Hannity.Hannity, the sole survivor from Fox’s once stable and powerful prime-time lineup, has been a strong backer of President Donald Trump and believes the president is under attack from media and opponents who want to destroy him. On Wednesday, Hannity said he would no longer talk about a discredited story involving a murdered Democratic National Committee chairman after speaking to the man’s family, and after Fox had earlier retracted an online story it had written about the case.Uncertainty over whether Hannity would defy his network’s bosses over the story led to big ratings on Wednesday. The show reached 2.5 million viewers, or 50 per cent more than it had for the same night a year earlier, the Nielsen company said.On Wednesday, Hannity sent a steady stream of tweets that targeted Media Matters for America, the liberal lobbyists who a day earlier had posted a list of his show’s advertisers on its website. Targeting a show’s advertisers is a potent line of attack in television; the swift abandonment of Bill O’Reilly’s advertisers last month after the revelation of settlements paid to women to quiet harassment charges was widely considered a factor in his firing by Fox.Media Matters is “targeting my advertisers to silence my voice,” Hannity tweeted. “They hope to get me fired. Rush (Limbaugh), O’Reilly, (Glenn) Beck, (Don) Imus and now me.” He posted a series of links to articles about Media Matters’ funding, and ties to figures reviled by many conservatives, like George Soros and Bill Clinton.Media Matters denied that it was mounting a pressure campaign focusing on Hannity’s advertisers. The organization’s president Angelo Carusone said he hadn’t spoken to any sponsors. He said he wanted advertisers to be aware of Hannity’s “volatility” as part of a general Media Matters campaign to get them to think about advertising on Fox; Media Matters hasn’t posted a list of sponsors for any other specific show.Saying there’s no boycott campaign may be a distinction without a difference, however. Media Matters listed on its website more than 150 companies that had run commercials on “Hannity” in May, ranging from Lexus to Reddi-wip to Comedy Central. Hannity tweeted Wednesday that he’d spoken to several of his advertisers and they said they’d been “inundated” with emails urging them to stop running commercials on his said in a statement that its decision to advertise on a show doesn’t mean it agrees or disagrees with its content.“We don’t have the ability to influence content at the time we make our advertising purchase,” the company said. “In this case, we’ve been watching closely and have recently made the decision to pull our advertising from Hannity.”The company did not make clear when it made that decision or what about Hannity’s content influenced its executives. A company representative did not immediately return a call seeking comment.By alerting his supporters about the list of advertisers, Hannity has played into his critics’ hands, Carusone said.“He has demonstrated that he’s totally volatile and out of control,” he said. “Hannity has done more to create pressure for his advertisers than I have.”Carusone suggested that Hannity is “acting out of fear and anxiety over the future of Fox News by preying on the fears and anxieties of his audience.”“We’re not running a campaign to get him fired right now,” he said.Hannity was active on Twitter before his show Tuesday, saying that he would discuss the case of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich and his own future on Fox. It clearly paid off by drawing interest; his viewership was just under the 2.6 million reached by the current queen of prime-time cable television, Rachel Maddow, on MSNBC.Hannity declined comment through a spokesperson Wednesday night. His show has an average viewership this year of 2.67 million. by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted May 24, 2017 3:12 pm MDT Last Updated May 25, 2017 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Hannity says liberal fascists after sponsors; 1 is leaving FILE – In this March 4, 2016 file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Fox News says it has removed from its website a speculative story about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich because it “was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting.” The network had no other comment beyond the published statement on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. It also made no mention of Sean Hannity, who has done stories about the case on his prime-time television show. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) read more

Londonderry riots Lyra McKee named as murdered journalist as police suspect New

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. “We believe this to be a terrorist act, we believe it has been carried out by violent dissident republicans, our assessment at this time is that the new IRA are most likely to be the ones behind this and that forms our primary line of inquiry.”Prime Minister Theresa May said: “The death of Lyra McKee in last night’s suspected terrorist incident in Londonderry is shocking and truly senseless. Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist, was killed in Londonderry last night, police confirmed Seamus Dooley, of the National Union of Journalists, said the organisation was “shocked by (the) killing of a journalist of courage, style and integrity”. Heavilly armed police guard a crime scene during unrest in the Creggan area of Londonderry “She was a journalist who died doing her job with great courage.”Ms McKee tweeted about the “absolute madness” in Londonderry in the hours before she was shot dead. She was said to be covering the unrest as violence flared in the city when masked attackers appeared to throw petrol bombs, fireworks and other debris at police Land Rovers.The journalist rose to prominence in 2014 after a blog post called “Letter to my 14-year-old self” in which she spoke about the struggle of growing up gay in Belfast.In the five years since, her letter was turned into a short film, she became a published author with Angels With Blue Faces, and had recently signed a two-book deal with Faber & Faber, as well as appearing in domestic and international publications.Named as one of the “30 under 30 in media” by Forbes Magazine in 2016, Ms McKee, who worked as an editor for California-based news site Mediagazer, a trade publication covering the media industry, was cited for her passion of “digging into topics that others don’t care about”. Petrol bombs are thrown at police in Creggan, Londonderry Ms McKee was said to be reporting on the unrest at the time The police force earlier tweeted: “Police are appealing for calm after a number of shots have been fired and petrol bombs thrown in the Creggan area of Derry.” Ms McKee was said to be reporting on unrest in Londonderry at the time “A family has been torn apart. Those who brought guns onto our streets in the 70s, 80s & 90s were wrong. It is equally wrong in 2019,” she said.”No one wants to go back. My thoughts are also with the brave officers who stood in defence of their community.”Gary Middleton, a DUP former deputy mayor of Derry City Council and current Member of the Legislative Assembly, tweeted: “Disgraceful scenes of violence in the Creggan estate tonight.”PSNI and members of the public being put in danger by unrepresentative thugs intent on destroying communities.” “My deepest condolences go to her family, friends and colleagues. Armed police at the scene of unrest in Creggan, LondonderryCredit:PA Police had cordoned off the Fanad Drive area of Creggan as violence left a van and car burnt out in the middle of a road.Mark H Durkan, SDLP MLA for Foyle, said he was “heartbroken and angry” by the killing, which is being blamed on dissident Republicans.”Just leaving Creggan, heartbroken and angry at the senseless loss of a young life,” he tweeted.”Violence only creates victims, that’s all it ever has done. The thoughts and prayers of our city are with the young woman’s family and friends, may she rest in peace.” A burning car in Creggan, Londonderry after petrol bombs were thrown at police Serious rioting now in Creggan, #Derry dozens of petrol bombs have been thrown at police vehicles in Fanad Drive— Leona O’Neill (@LeonaONeill1) April 18, 2019 Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist, was killed in Londonderry last night, police confirmed A burning car in Creggan, Londonderry after petrol bombs were thrown at policeCredit:PA The unrest comes ahead of the Easter weekend where republicans mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a time when dissidents are traditionally active.Arlene Foster, Democratic Unionist Party leader, called the killing “a senseless act”. Heavilly armed police guard a crime scene during unrest in the Creggan area of LondonderryCredit:PA Petrol bombs are thrown at police in Creggan, LondonderryCredit:PA Armed police at the scene of unrest in Creggan, Londonderry Robin Swann, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, said news of the death was “devastating”.He tweeted: “A precious life lost, we can’t go back to this nor can we allow others to drag us back.” Leona O’Neill, a local journalist, said she was at the scene of the killing.Writing on Twitter, she said: “I was standing beside this young woman when she fell beside a police Land Rover tonight in Creggan £Derry.”I called an ambulance for her but police put her in the back of their vehicle and rushed her to hospital where she died. Just 29 years old. Sick to my stomach tonight.” A journalist murdered in Northern Ireland last night has been named as 29-year-old Lyra McKee, as police said they suspected the New IRA of carrying out the attack.The Police Service of Northern Ireland’s (PSNI) Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton confirmed Ms McKee was the victim after shots were fired in Londonderry, with police treating her death as a “terrorist act”. It was suspected “violent dissident republicans” were behind the attack, which police said was most likely perpetrated by the New IRA.Speaking at a press conference this morning, Mr Hamilton said: “Unfortunately, at 11pm last night, a gunman appeared and fired a number of shots towards police and a young woman, Lyra McKee, 29 years old, was wounded,” she said.”She was taken away in a police landrover to Altnagelvin Hospital but unfortunately she has died there. We have now launched a murder inquiry here in the city. read more

Geek deals 27 percent off the Core i5powered Dell Inspiron 15R

first_imgThe 15-inch laptop market could easily be called saturated, especially at the low end. There are lots of cheap models with nearly identical specs, hum-drum features, and designs that are nothing to write home about. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as the availability of affordable laptops is good for consumers, but it makes things frustrating for us bargain hunters when there are so many instances of essentially the same product.While some might say Dell’s Inspiron lineup falls into the above category, it has always offered a good mix of price and features with a design that at least doesn’t resemble anything seen in the movie Office Space. The new Inspiron 15R brings Intel’s Sandy Bridge (second generation Core i) processors and new 2011 features into the mix, like USB 3.0.Typically we see 2nd gen Core i5 laptops priced in the $600-700 range, with Core i3 and Core i7 laptops falling below and above that range, respectively. This deal is particularly hot because you get a 2.4GHz 2nd gen Core i5, 4GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and USB 3.0 for only $499.99. Then you get free shipping. Usually laptops in this price range have a Core i3 chip, or even a Pentium dual-core, and lack things like an HD webcam or USB 3.0 support, but the Dell comes with a nice package of perks.If you’ve been on the lookout for a competent budget laptop, you owe it to yourself to check out this deal. We expect it to only last a day or so, so don’t wait long to grab this low price, feature-rific Core i5 system.Visit LogicBuy for the Dell Inspiron 15R-2nd Gen Intel Core i5 laptoplast_img read more

Auditors report FAI for breaking company law

first_img Apr 16th 2019, 1:04 PM Image: 78 Comments Short URL Yesterday, the FAI said that its former CEO and current executive vice president John Delaney had offered to step aside while an investigation into matters which concerned the board had taken place. Two other board members, Honorary Treasurer Eddie Murray and Honorary Secretary Michael Cody, also offered their resignations. The move came after almost four weeks of controversy following the Sunday Times’ revelations surrounding a €100,000 ‘bridging loan’ made by Delaney to the FAI in April 2017.With reporting by Gavin Cooney Former FAI CEO John Delaney Image: By Sinead O’Carroll 53,249 Views center_img Share648 Tweet Email2 Tuesday 16 Apr 2019, 1:04 PM DELOITTE HAS REPORTED the Football Association of Ireland for breaking company law to the Companies Registration Office (CRO). The FAI’s official auditors filed the H4 report on 12 April, noting that the association’s accounts were not being properly kept. It declared that the FAI “is contravening section 281 and section 282 of the Companies Act 2014″. Section 281 of the Act says that “adequate accounting records” should be kept, while section 282 describes what those accounts should look like. It says that ‘adequate account records’ are those that correctly record and explain the transactions of a company; that are kept on a continuous and consistent basis; and include all sums of money received and expended by the company.The CRO is the central repository of public statutory information on Irish companies and business names. If found to be guilty of contravening those sections of the law, companies and its directors can be subject to fines of up to €50,000 and prison terms of up to five years.In a statement today, Fine Gael TD Noel Rock said that only two other H4 forms, indicating a breach of the law, have been filed with the CRO in the past 12 months.   Related Read 08.04.19 ODCE is investigating a second official complaint regarding FAI’s finances Auditors report FAI for breaking company law The public body issued a statement this afternoon. Former FAI CEO John Delaney Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Little swimmers take up summer program

first_imgA record 7,200 kids put on their swim gear to learn how to swim during January’s VICSWIM Summer Kidz Program, exceeding last year’s participation rate by 40 per cent. Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty joined CEO of Aquatics and Recreation Victoria Ian Swan at Ivanhoe Aquatic and Fitness Centre to celebrate the boost in participation numbers delivered by the learn-to-swim program funded with $1.6 million by the Victorian Government. “It’s fantastic to see even more families throughout the State, especially those from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, take up the opportunity to teach their kids how to swim. It shows just how important this issue is in all our communities,” Mr Delahunty said. The program is designed to teach water survival skills but also act as a chance for children to interact in a fun and educational way outside of school. “Through the program, kids not only learn survival skills in and around water, but they also get the chance to make new friends, as well as boost their health by getting more active more often.” The program has been available for four years and has helped bring swimming lessens to families that would not have been able to afford it. “More than 12,000 children have so far participated in the program, which offers subsidized swimming lessons and significantly reduces the cost for participants in learn-to-swim classes,” Mr Delahunty said. “We are extremely proud of this program because it not only goes a long way towards saving lives but ensures as many children as possible have fair and equitable access when it comes to learning how to swim in their local area,” Mr Delahunty said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Aucun pays nest à labri dune catastrophe rappelle lOnu

first_imgAucun pays n’est à l’abri d’une catastrophe, rappelle l’OnuBan Ki-Moon, le secrétaire général des Nations Unies a rappelé qu’aucun pays au monde n’était à l’abri de catastrophes naturelles et que, pour cette raison, il était nécessaire d’améliorer la prévention pour y faire face.En ouvrant la troisième conférence internationale sur la réduction des risques de catastrophes, à Genève, le secrétaire général des Nations unies, Ban Ki-Moon, a rappelé qu’aucun pays n’est immunisé contre les catastrophes naturelles. Or, les conséquences sont de plus en plus lourdes. “Nous apprenons encore et encore qu’aucun pays ou ville, riche ou pauvre, n’est immunisé” a-t-il précisé. On peut imaginer que Ban Ki-Moon faisait référence au Japon qui, bien que considéré comme parfaitement préparé a été terriblement touché par le séisme et le tsunami du 11 mars dernier. Le secrétaire général a ainsi expliqué que le monde souffrait “de lacunes importantes” en matière de sécurité.À lire aussiCes effrayantes images démontrent l’impressionnant pouvoir de la natureLes catastrophes se sont, semble-t-il, accumulées ces derniers temps. En un peu plus d’un an, les populations ont dû faire face à des séismes (Haïti et Japon), des inondations (Pakistan et Australie), des canicules et des feux de forêts (Russie)… Pour Ban Ki-Moon, tous ces évènements ne sont pas des fatalités immuables. “Par nos actions, nous pouvons soit composer avec les désastres ou les diminuer”, a-t-il déclaré devant les 3.000 responsables politiques de 170 pays. Il a tout particulièrement insisté sur les campagnes de prévention et de préparation, appelant les pays à “accélérer leurs efforts”, rapporte l’AFP. Il a également exprimé le regret de voir “la vulnérabilité du monde face aux risques de catastrophes augmente[r] plus rapidement que sa capacité à améliorer sa résistance”.En effet, un rapport de l’organisme onusien chargé de la stratégie internationale de prévention des catastrophes (UNISDR) qui vient d’être publié montre que les risques de pertes économiques dues aux catastrophes ne cessent d’augmenter. Selon les experts, en ce qui concerne les cyclones et autres catastrophes de même nature, la valeur du PIB mondial exposé est passé de 525,7 milliards de dollars à 1.580 milliards avec une augmentation des risques de retombées économiques de 262% par rapport à 1980. De plus, le potentiel de pertes économiques chez les pays riches provoquées par des inondations à augmenté de 160% en 30 ans.Pour les organisateurs de la conférence, il est urgent d’agir pour améliorer la prévention des catastrophes naturelles qui risquent de continuer à se multiplier avec le changement climatique, indique 20 minutes. Ils ont aussi fait comprendre que d’une part les techniques sont connues et le coût reste faible, il suffirait “de dépenser plus judicieusement, pas plus”. Ban Ki-Moon assure que “même de faibles investissements dans l’immobilier, la planification ou l’éducation peuvent produire des résultats remarquables”.Le 12 mai 2011 à 19:22 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Honouring Rob Stewart Shark Conservationist

first_img Related Items:#honouringrobstewart, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 9, 2017 – Providenciales – Today, the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) and the Reef Action Team (RATs) students from British West Indies Collegiate will be honouring the life of Rob Stewart, the Canadian Filmmaker of the award-winning documentary ‘Sharkwater’.    Stewart died in February this year, in a diving accident at the Queen of Nassau wreck near the Florida Keys.    Rob Stewart, who was 37, was filming a sequel for his documentary at the time of his death.Reports say that Stewart and his diving instructor, Peter Sotis went deep diving three times near the wreck. But after emerging for the third time, Sotis began to lose consciousness.    While the crew tended to him, Stewart disappeared into the water.    His body was discovered 3 days later, around 220 feet under the surface.The honourary event will be held at the National Environmental Centre, Lower Bight Road, Providenciales from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.#magneticmedianews#honouringrobstewartlast_img read more

Royal Robinson picks on government over health issue claims

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks And Caicos Islands, May 19th 2017 :Royal Robinson is accusing the government of downplaying of the outbreak of Scabies among Prisoners. In a release, where he describes himself as the shadow Health Minister, Robinson highlighted plans to relocate the prisoners, to the Green Door Facility, located adjacent to the Community College in Grand Turk. However, the forty men were sent with a clean bill of health back to the Dominican Republic on Tuesday via two government chartered flights. The TCI court was a part of the arrangements made to charge, reduce sentence to time serve and deport, putting on halt any relocation plans for the detention centre, at least for now.Robinson highlighted the scabies parasite as mites, not native to the TCI and a possible threat to students at the college if the relocation happened.  The TCI Government had agreed with the DR consular to have the men sent home, after it was proving too costly and troublesome to continue their detention.Meanwhile, the opposition member says government has not done much to control an apparent mosquito outbreak. In the release, the self named shadow health minister says “government failed to utilise chemicals, trucks and manpower in the fight against mosquitoes, allowing its population to expand to exponential proportions”, describing it as the “most brutal mosquito assault in the TCI in recent years”.His comments come a month after Zika Communications Strategy consultant, Salorne McDonald says there were no new cases of Zika in the TCI for 2017. Last week, government carried out a carried out its Mosquito Awareness week campaign, which involved awareness activities highlighting the ills of breeding mosquitoes.Robinson warns of the high alert for Zika which still remains in the western world. He says TCI cannot waste anymore time while “there is potential for the ill-health of the nation”, as the virus is a real threat to the Caribbean. Robinson says the time had come for no more excuses. He adds that months ago the same government was boasting of change and promising a better life, but now is “failing on basic community health issues.” #MagneticMediaNews#RoyalRobinsonPicksOnTCIGcenter_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #RoyalRobinsonPicksOnTCIGlast_img read more

ASA Leaders Appointed to USDA Trade Advisory Committees

first_imgSoy leaders were appointed to trade advisory committees by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) earlier this week.USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman appointed American Soybean Association (ASA) CEO Steve Censky and ASA Director Joe Steinkamp, Evansville, Ind., to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and ASA Director Matt Stutzman, Adrian, Mich., to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds.The ASA leaders were among 129 private-sector members to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs). The APAC provides advice and information to the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative on the administration of trade policy, including enforcement of existing trade agreements and negotiating objectives for new trade agreements. The ATACs offer technical advice and information about specific commodities and products.”USDA and USTR rely on the individuals who serve on these committees to provide their expert advice on U.S. trade policy and priorities,” Vilsack in a news release. “They are an invaluable asset as we work to enact trade agreements and trade policies that deliver the greatest economic benefit for U.S. agriculture and for our nation as a whole. The last six years have been the strongest in history for U.S. agricultural exports, with international sales of American farm and food exports totaling $771.7 billion. Those exports now support more than a million quality American jobs. As we negotiate new trade agreements in Asia and Europe we will rely on APAC and ATAC members’ expertise and knowledge to bring home the best possible deals.”This group of committee members will serve until June 15, 2019. They will be supplemented by additional appointments over the next four years. To view a complete list of committee members click here.last_img read more

Reserve police officer uses Heimlich maneuver to save mans life

first_imgA reserve police officer in Washougal on Tuesday left his post outside an apartment, where police were executing a search warrant, to help a young child who said his father was choking and couldn’t breathe.The child led the officer, James Powers, to a nearby apartment, where he found a barely conscious adult male on the floor. The man’s face was turning purple, according to a news bulletin issued by the Washougal Police Department.Powers, who works as a lead paramedic for American Medical Response, performed the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging an obstruction and allowing the man to start breathing again.After saving the man’s life, Powers returned to the narcotics search, where police seized currency, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.The apartment complex was located in the 500 block of C Street in Washougal.last_img read more

Advertising Sales Salary Survey

first_imgADVERTISING SALES OR REGIONAL MANAGERSALES PERSON, ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, OR MANAGER METHODOLOGYThe survey sample of 771 was selected by Red 7 Media and Readex Research and represented all FOLIO: subscribers classified as sales management at the time of sample selection. Data was collected via mail survey from February 25 to April 9, 2008. The survey was closed for tabulation with 315 responses (a 41 percent response rate). To ensure representation of the audience of interest, results have been filtered to include only the 249 respondents who completed the compensation information, work full time, and indicated their job functions are best described as advertising sales director; advertising sales or regional manager; advertising salesperson, account executive, or category manager. The margin of error for percentages based on all 249 respondents is 4.8 at the 95 percent confidence level. Advertising sales is a hot field to be in right now. According to FOLIO:’s Industry Job Trends report from March, it’s one of the most in-demand areas of magazine publishing—so much so that Discover Media’s CEO Henry Donahue said demand was outstripping supply, driving salaries up. Executives from Aspire Media, National Geographic and CurtCo all noted plans to staff up on sales people to help drive revenue during economic downturn.But the sales directors, managers and reps who responded to FOLIO:’s Advertising Sales Salary Survey this year present a mixed report from the field—especially when it comes to the impact of e-media. “Online sales will offer additional earning potential,” one respondent said in a verbatim response. “Can’t make as much selling Web offerings as print pages, but they are just as time consuming,” said another.Still, the survey shows ad salaries, in many areas, are healthy and growing, particularly for ad sales or regional managers at consumer magazines who saw an increase of almost 27 percent in base salary last year over the year before.SALARY BY CATEGORY:ADVERTISING SALES DIRECTORlast_img read more

Motherson Sumi Systems to raise 300 million to repay debt shares down

first_imgMotherson Sumi Systems, a Delhi-based auto component maker, will be raising $300 million through its subsidiary to repay loans and for general corporate purposes.”Our subsidiary, Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group B.V. (the Company) has announced the pricing of its U.S.$ 300 million 5.5-year non-call 3 year senior secured Notes offering at 4.875% per annum, due December 2021 (the 2016 Notes),” the company said in a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on Thursday.”This is the third successful issue of Notes by the Company and marks its successful debut in the U.S. dollar bond markets,” it added.Samvardhana Motherson International Limited (SMIL) is the principal holding company of the Samvardhana Motherson Group.Motherson Sumi Systems also said that it has applied to the Irish Stock Exchange to list the debt instrument. The offer will close on June 16.The debt issue, proceeds of which will be used for repaying existing debt, capital expenditure and for general corporate purposes, will be managed and coordinated by ANZ, DBS Bank Ltd., Deutsche Bank and HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, the company said in its regulatory filing.For the financial year ended March 2016, Motherson Sumi Systems reported a consolidated net profit of Rs. 1,274 crore on consolidated sales of Rs. 10,068 crore, marking a growth of 48 percent and 8 percent, respectively, on a year-on-year basis.The Motherson Sumi stock was trading at Rs. 287.50 on the BSE at around 1 p.m., down 0.84 percent from its previous close. The company had given a guidance of reaching $18 billion in total revenues by FY2020, according to CNBC-TV18. The Group’s turnover was about $6.9 billion in 2014-15.The Samvardhana Motherson Group has 180 manufacturing facilities and 24 design centres worldwide.last_img read more

PlayStation 4 price drops to 290 in Japan from October

first_imgThe Tokyo Game Show kicks off later this week, but Sony decided to hold a pre-TGS PlayStation event where it focused on a number of new titles heading to its platforms. However, alongside lots of game announcement, Sony revealed that a PS4 price drop is happening in Japan next month.The PS4 currently sells for 39,980 yen (US$332) in its home territory, but from October 1, that will fall to just 34,980 yen (US$290). That’s a 10% price drop.For reference, the PS4 console in the US sells for an RRP of $399. A similar price drop would see that fall to just $359, which would likely mean $349 once retailers confirmed the new RRP. We don’t know if that’s going to happen, but a price drop in one territory is usually followed in others even if there is a delay of a few months between announcements.As to why Sony has decided on the price change, I see two reasons. The first is the fact Xbox One is now typically offered cheaper, with prices hovering around $349-$379. Even though it’s the less popular machine, that still counts as an advantage Sony would rather it didn’t have. The second reason is the new PS4 model, which has a simplified design and therefore probably costs less to manufacture. That allows a price drop to happen without having a big impact on profit margins.It would be nice to see the same price drop happen for the US and Europe before the holidays. Stock of the updated CUH-1200 model is making its way on to the market outside of Japan, so a price drop in November when the majority of older PS4 models have been sold would make sense, and certainly boost sales over the Christmas period. Fingers crossed Sony is thinking the same.last_img read more

Lesbian couple star in McCain ad after gay men face homophobic abuse

first_imgOn Facebook, one person commented on the video: ‘Is there any need for it to look cringey and sexual? I ain’t got a problem with same sex relationships but I don’t want it rammin’ in my eyes like that.’And one simply wrote: ‘Done buying McCain chips.’Lee told the Daily Record: ‘We’ve had dozens of hateful comments.‘One of the most hurtful compared us to perverts, saying “Whatever next, society accepting pedophiles?” We’re shocked this kind of attitude exists in the 21st century.’He added: ‘We’re proud of our little family.’McCain then pulled the gay dads from the 30-second version.A spokesperson told the Guardian: ‘There’s only so much you can say in 30 seconds.‘Our campaign is all about celebrating the diversity of family life and not everybody’s a normal family.‘We’re still promoting them, they’re in the posters and we’ve got them on social media,’ the spokesperson said.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Female couple star in new McCain ad. | Photo:McCain UK / YouTube Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The new ad called Here’s to Love features the same-sex couple cooking together and then kissing on the couch.The voiceover says: ‘When it comes to love, what’s normal? Normal isn’t normal.’It continues: ‘Love doesn’t care about gender.’Lesbian couple kissing in McCain ad. | Photo: McCain UK / YouTubeThe ad features a diverse range of couples cooking together in their home.The voiceover continues: ‘Here’s to every kind of love and every kind of special night in.’Watch the new ad:[embedded content]Gay couple face homophobic backlashThis latest instalment comes about after homophobic comments flooded social media in response to a gay family’s story.Lee and Mat Samuels-Camozzi, along with their two year old son Carter, featured in a previous ad campaign called We Are Family.For a cameo of about two seconds, the family have dinner as Lee kisses Mat on the cheek, while holding the baby.[embedded content]The couple said people online called them sick, perverts and pedophiles. A female couple stars in the latest television advertisement for McCain, after a gay family in their previous ad suffered homophobic abuse.center_img GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Lesbian couple to star in McCain ad after gay couple received horrific abuseGay couple to no longer appear in McCain’s chips advert after homophobic abusePride Month: How is LGBTQ tourism doing these days?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more