first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino: Brahim Diaz has quality, magic and personalityby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez has welcomed new arrival Brahim Diaz from Manchester City.Los Blancos completed the signing of the 19-year-old from City on Sunday evening and he was presented on Monday.”It’s a special and exciting day,” Perez said.”We are working to strengthen the present and the future with talent of the highest quality.”Brahim Diaz has special talent, the values of this club, quality, magic and personality.”He dreams of winning with this club.”He has chosen this club ahead of other big clubs that wanted to sign him and the Madridistas are going to realise why he came here.”Perez also turned and addressed the player directly.”You’re coming from a friendly club like Manchester City,” he said.”You are arriving at the most demanding club in the world and it will require all your determination.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_img The goal of One Health is to enable health-science professionals to improve human, animal and plant health and to promote environmental resilience through collaboration. More than 300 health practitioners from across Jamaica and the world are currently participating in the One Health/One Global Environment Academic Conference and Faculty Forum, which is under way at the Hilton Rose Hall and Spa Resort in Montego Bay, St. James. The five-day conference, which is being held under the theme ‘One Health: One Global Environment’, began on October 22. It is being hosted by the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) and the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH). Story Highlights More than 300 health practitioners from across Jamaica and the world are currently participating in the One Health/One Global Environment Academic Conference and Faculty Forum, which is under way at the Hilton Rose Hall and Spa Resort in Montego Bay, St. James.The five-day conference, which is being held under the theme ‘One Health: One Global Environment’, began on October 22. It is being hosted by the Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI) and the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH).Chair of the Conference Organising Committee and lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, Dr. Henroy Scarlett, told JIS News at the official opening ceremony on October 23, that while the conference focuses on the various aspects of the One Health concept, the predominant focus would be environmental health.One Health is a globally accepted concept, which recognises that human health is connected to the health of animals and the environment, as nearly 75 per cent of all emerging human infectious diseases in the past three decades, originated in animals.The goal of One Health is to enable health-science professionals to improve human, animal and plant health and to promote environmental resilience through collaboration.“There are many diseases that are transmissible from animals to man, so doctors need to talk to veterinarians and veterinarians need to talk to environmental health specialists, as the environment plays a large role in disease transmission,” Dr. Scarlett explained.“We are really happy to have this conference in Jamaica at this time. It demonstrates that Jamaica continues to shine globally. We can attract this kind of support from not just local persons but from international people,” he added.Dr. Scarlett said among the topical issues impacting the world in general to be explored at the conference is that of antibiotic resistance, as there are situations where animals are treated with antibiotics without the supervision of veterinary practitioners.“By doing this, antibiotics can get into our meat; it can get into our milk; it can get into our food, and human beings, without knowing it, could be getting these chemicals in their food,” he explained.“Many antibiotics are used to treat both animal and human diseases, so if we are getting small amounts of antibiotics in our food, later on in life, if we are to be treated with those antibiotics, they have no use to us, because we have been getting small doses over the years. So, it is really a serious issue. The matter of animal health is important if we are concerned about human health and vice-versa,” Dr. Scarlett said.last_img read more

first_img The National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) team has emerged as winners of the National Health Fund’s ‘Force it out Challenge’ competition. The National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) team has emerged as winners of the National Health Fund’s ‘Force it out Challenge’ competition.The team, as well as other men and women of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were awarded during a ceremony held on February 23 at the Jamaica Police Academy, Twickenham Park, St. Catherine.The initiative, which was launched on April 6, 2017, was created to spread awareness and reduce the incidences of lifestyle diseases within the members of the JCF.In her remarks, Acting Vice President of Drug Services at the NHF, Dr. Catherine Dawson Shaw, encouraged the JCF representatives to maintain the lifestyle changes that they have made.She also encouraged those remembers of the Force who have not yet made adjustments, to take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle.At the beginning of the competition, data was collected from participants to determine their cholesterol levels, Body Mass Index (BMI), Blood Pressure, Weight, waist and hip circumference and other key health related data.Points were allocated to teams and individual participants for reduction in the figures from their initial readings collected.The challenge was comprised of nine teams from Area One, Two, Five and Seven, as well as three formations, with a total of 171 team members (including police personnel and civilians).The teams were headed by leaders who were responsible for recording and reporting on the participation and progress of the contenders.Meanwhile, in the team category, Port Antonio Police Station in Portland placed second, while the Falmouth Police Station in Trelawny, placed third.In the individual category, Detective Corporal Desroy Sangster copped the top prize of a $20,000 gift certificate for gym wear or equipment from a local sport supply store.Detective Sangster was pleased with his total weight loss of sixty pounds and thanked his team for helping him to stay motivated and focused during the challenge. He also committed to continue on his wellness journey.District Constable Lesita Alexander-Murray placed second, while Corporal Michelle O’Conner finished third, winning for themselves certificates valued at $15,000 and $10,000 respectively.Funding support of $1.8 million was provided for by the National Health Fund. Story Highlights At the beginning of the competition, data was collected from participants to determine their cholesterol levels, Body Mass Index (BMI), Blood Pressure, Weight, waist and hip circumference and other key health related data. In her remarks, Acting Vice President of Drug Services at the NHF, Dr. Catherine Dawson Shaw, encouraged the JCF representatives to maintain the lifestyle changes that they have made.last_img read more

first_imgCity Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts is proud to present a special event featuring Photography, Food and Three Chefs on October 20.The event will give you the chance to bid on “anonymous” photography – you won’t know until after you have made the purchase whether the artwork is the work of a City Heart student or a renowned photographer. Among those who have donated photos are Jeff Bridges, Max Adler and Jane Seymour.There will also be exquisite hors d’ouevres and desserts by three local chefs – Larry Cohn of The Canyon Bistro, Jeff Kramer of Topanga Catering Company, and Sam Elias of Sam’s by the Beach.City Hearts has offered free visual and performing arts classes to children in Los Angeles for 27 years and counting.City Hearts was founded on the belief that the Arts are the most powerful tools to communicate with and rehabilitate troubled youth at risk from poverty, gangs and drugs. City Hearts has come to be an integral part of the preventive and rehabilitative effort across Los Angeles County and beyond, and serves as a model for youth diversion programs across the country.The event takes place at the Old Stagecoach Ranch, an historic Topanga property in California. More info can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement This support will allow Arts Umbrella to upgrade the facility to meet its programming needs, accommodate the more than 20,000 young people enrolled in its programs, and attract new students and learners. The renovated building will house seven dance studios, four theatre and music studios, eight visual and media arts studios, and a performance theatre space. The new theatre space will also allow Arts Umbrella to facilitate partnerships with Ballet BC, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival and Awkward Stage Productions.The expansion will nearly quadruple Arts Umbrella’s current footprint, from 14,000 to 50,000 square feet. Login/Register With: Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Since its opening in 1979, Arts Umbrella has been an anchor in the Granville Island arts community. A new, upgraded building will not only enhance the organization’s capacity to expand its enrolment and attract larger audiences for future exhibitions and performances, but also provide a unique place for Canada’s next generation of artists, performers and creators to learn and grow. Their confidence and vision will help create a more positive and inclusive future for their communities and the country.Funding for this project has been provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, the Government of Canada’scultural infrastructure program.Quotes“By introducing children to artistic and cultural learning activities at an early age, we can help them develop a passion for the arts and instill a sense of self-confidence that will stay with them throughout their lives. For close to 40 years, Arts Umbrella has worked with students of all backgrounds to develop their creativity, find their voice and envision a more positive future for themselves and their communities. Our government is proud to support the next phase of Arts Umbrella’s growth as it moves to its new space, so that it can continue to inspire students for generations to come.”– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage“I’m excited that thousands of young people will gain creative skills, abilities and inspiration in this new facility for Arts Umbrella. We are glad to partner with the federal government to support this expansion and help strengthen the future of British Columbia’s creative economy. This new facility means many more British Columbian kids will benefit from the terrific training which Arts Umbrella provides.”– The Honourable Lisa Beare, British Columbia Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture“Today is a great day for all artists and students in Vancouver. Thanks to financial support from all levels of government, Arts Umbrella’s current building will be transformed into a new creative hub at the heart of Granville Island. With thousands of students enrolled in its programs, Arts Umbrella brings together youth from all different backgrounds and neighbourhoods in Vancouver to explore a shared love for the arts.”– His Worship Gregor Robertson, Mayor, City of Vancouver“Arts Umbrella is constantly pushing boundaries. This new building will allow us to keep this forward momentum and provide young people with limitless opportunities. We are incredibly grateful to the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver and our extraordinary lead donors for their generosity in investing in the next generations of young people in our country.”– Paul Larocque, President and CEO, Children’s Arts Umbrella AssociationQuick FactsFounded in 1979, the Children’s Arts Umbrella Association (Arts Umbrella) is a not-for-profit arts education centre for children and youth aged 2 to 21, located on Granville Island in Vancouver. It provides high-quality arts education in dance, theatre, music, visual arts and digital arts.Arts Umbrella reaches over 20,000 young people annually through classes and outreach programs, with innovative instruction provided by 122 instructors and arts educators.Arts Umbrella is committed to delivering arts education to youth, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. More than 9,000 children access programs annually free of charge or at a reduced rate through outreach programs and bursaries.The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund supports the improvement of physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation, as well as the improvement, renovation and construction of arts and heritage facilities, and the acquisition of specialized equipment.Associated LinksArts UmbrellaCanada Cultural Spaces FundGranville Island VANCOUVER – On Friday, March 23rd, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced $7 million in funding for Arts Umbrella to renovate the south building on the former site of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design at Granville Island. This is the largest single investment in British Columbia in the history of the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund program. Twitterlast_img read more

“There are very concrete things that the parties can do to protect civilians, who as we all know are suffering in this situation,” said Georgette Gagnon, the Director of Human Rights for the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), which wrapped up its mandate last week. “Both parties – but the Government in particular – have an obligation to protect civilians in this type of situation.” In an interview with UN Radio, Ms. Gagnon stressed that the Government could prevent civilians from getting caught in the fighting by giving them enough warning to leave areas before military operations are carried out there. “The Government could also ensure that the hospitals and the medical clinics are not militarized and not subject to attacks, and that everybody who needs medical care can get access to it in addition to other types of humanitarian assistance,” Ms. Gagnon said. “On the opposition side, we would say that they must do more to protect civilians and ensure that they are not placing themselves in areas where there are lots of civilians, making the area more likely to be attacked by the Government.” More than 18,000 people, mostly civilians, have died since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began nearly 18 months ago. There have been reports of an escalation in violence in recent weeks in many towns and villages, as well as the country’s two biggest cities, Damascus and Aleppo. Ms. Gagnon said that civilians were particularly concerned about access to food, water, electricity, schooling and other types of medical services, especially in areas where the fighting has intensified such as the cities of Homs and Deir ez-Zor. “It was very distressing to see cities such as Aleppo or suburbs around Damascus being the subject of helicopter bombardments and other types of aerial attacks,” Ms. Gagnon said. “Huge amounts of people are fleeing areas and living as internally displaced persons in school in very poor conditions.” Earlier this month, the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry probing abuses committed during the country’s ongoing conflict, and working under a mandate from the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, issued a report which found that the Syrian Government and opposition forces have perpetuated war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ms. Gagnon stressed that while both parties had committed human rights violations, it was important to make a distinction on the types of violations incurred by each party. “We must be clear that the violations were different in scale, gravity and frequency and affecting civilians in different ways,” she said, adding that the Government’s use of heavy weapons in urban areas is affecting civilians “very seriously,” while opposition forces are detaining people illegally in some cases, and executing people who are alleged members of the Government. As head of the UNSMIS human rights team, Ms. Gagnon met with Government officials, civil society members, community leaders and members of the armed opposition. Initially set up in April for 90 days, the Mission’s mandate was extended by the Security Council until 20 August. read more

Members of Ohio State’s men’s ice hockey team celebrate a goal by freshman forward Tanner Laczynski (9) in the third period of the Buckeye’s game against Bowling Green on Oct. 22. The Buckeyes won 6-1. Credit: Breanna Crye | For The LanternAfter opening the new year with a split series last week against No. 4 Penn State, and cracking the top 10 in the USCHO.com rankings, the 10th-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team (10-4-4) is set for two nonconference meetings against Arizona State (6-13-0) on Friday and Saturday.The Sun Devils’ hockey program is in just its second year of existence, but has performed well against good opponents. With the Sun Devils facing another top-10 opponents this weekend, OSU coach Steve Rohlik said that win or lose for Arizona State, the Sun Devils impact may be bigger off the ice.“I think it’s really important what they’re doing. They’re the face of expansion,” Rohlik said. “It could be the door out West, and I think all of us in college hockey are hoping for their success because we love to see this game grow.”The Sun Devils are fresh off three straight losses to ranked opponents, including being swept by No. 1 Denver last weekend. Coach Greg Powers’ squad is allowing an average of four goals per game this season, and has been outscored by its opponents 84-47 in 19 games.Despite that, Rohlik said ASU is a quality opponent, and he anticipates two tough games.“I know they work extremely hard, are well-coached. They just started Division I, but they’ve played some awfully good teams pretty darn well,” he said. “They’ve won some games, and I’m impressed with what they’re doing on tape.” Freshman forward Tanner Laczynski returns to the Buckeyes following his appearance with the United States hockey junior team for the World Junior Championships in Canada, where the Stars and Stripes defeated the hosts in the gold medal match in a shootout, 5-4.Headed into the matchup with the Sun Devils, Laczynski said being a newcomer makes them an unfamiliar opponent, but added that he expects them to come ready to work.“They’re going to try to get in the Big Ten in the next couple years, so this is a big game for them,” he said. “They’re going to be ready to play, and we can’t take them lightly. So we’ve got to be ready, just like every game, and play a full 60 minutes both games.”Puck drop at the Schottenstein Center is set for 7 p.m. Friday night, and 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. read more

first_imgCredit:SWNS  Emergency services were called at 8.25am on Monday morning to the North Devon Link Road, near Lankey Junction, which was shut for most of the day.Inspector Richard McLellan, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said the father was in a different car on the same road. A stepfather watched in his rear view mirror as his wife and her two children died in a crash with an M&S lorry while they were on holiday in Devon.One child and the woman died at the scene and the other child was taken from the scene by air ambulance, but later died in hospital.The woman’s husband is understood to have seen the crash happen from a vehicle in front. The family are believed to be from the Milton Keynes area.  Crash scene Road closed after crashcenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The road was closed for most of the dayCredit:Apex  He told the BBC: “It would seem that a car travelling towards Barnstaple, for unknown reasons at the moment, has crossed the centre white line and hit an oncoming truck.”Unfortunately the family were travelling in two separate cars but travelling together along this road, so dad was there at the scene as well.”A spokesperson for M&S said: “Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the family and friends of the individuals involved.”last_img read more

first_imgUn homme autorisé à donner un rein à sa demi-soeurMercredi, l’Agence de biomédecine a finalement donné son autorisation pour qu’une femme souffrant d’insuffisance rénale reçoive le rein de son demi-frère biologique. Ils seront tous deux opérés mardi prochain.”C’est un grand bonheur, une excellent nouvelle” qu’a appris cette semaine, Martine Courrier, une femme souffrant d’insuffisance rénale. Après plus de deux ans d’attente, l’Agence de biomédecine a finalement accepté que son demi-frère lui donne un de ses reins. Une opération qui avait été refusée en septembre 2010 par un premier comité d’experts.À lire aussiUne militaire blessée dans un accident se voit greffer une oreille cultivée… dans son brasEn effet, donner un rein de son vivant exige plusieurs conditions. Outre la compatibilité, il faut également qu’il existe un lien familial entre le donneur et le malade. C’est ici que le cas de Martine Courrier posait problème. Son père n’a jamais reconnu le fils qu’il a conçu dans le cadre d’une relation extra-conjugale. Bien que compatible à 99%, son demi-frère biologique n’avait donc aucun lien familial avec elle aux yeux de la loi. Après le refus, le frère et la sœur avait en janvier alors fait appel au Ministre de la Santé Xavier Bertrand qui a demandé un “réexamen approfondi du dossier” avant de donner un avis favorable. Selon l’avocate Me Tonti-Bernard, les comités d’experts ne feront plus de différence entre les filiations biologiques et juridiques, comme l’explique l’AFP. Néanmoins, la directrice générale de l’Agence de la biomédecine, Emmanuelle Prada-Bordenave, a tenu à préciser que c’était le tribunal de grande instance et non l’agence qui appréciait le lien parental entre donneur et receveur, sur la base du code civil. Le frère et la sœur seront hospitalisés lundi prochain avant d’être opérés ensemble mardi.Le 25 mars 2011 à 19:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLes suricates reconnaissent la voix de leurs congénèresDécrite dans la revue Biology Letters de la Royal Society, une étude expérimentale, réalisée par une équipe suisse dans le désert du Kalahari, montre que le suricate, un cousin de la mangouste, reconnaît la voix de chaque individu de son groupe social.Afin d’étudier la communication vocale chez les suricates, ces petits carnivores sud-africains très sociaux, apparentés aux mangoustes, l’équipe du Dr Simon Townsend, de l’Université de Zurich (Suisse), a réalisé une expérience. Elle a placé de part et d’autre de quelques-uns de ces animaux, occupés à fouiller le sol à la recherche de nourriture, deux haut-parleurs capables de diffuser des sons enregistrés, émis par des congénères appartenant au même groupe social que les ‘cobayes’. Des appels destinés à signaler la position de chacun pour maintenir le groupe rassemblé, pensent les biologistes.À lire aussiMalgré son air inoffensif, le suricate serait le mammifère le plus meurtrierDiffusant tout d’abord les sons émis par un individu A sur l’un des haut-parleurs, puis les sons émis par un individu B sur l’autre haut-parleur, les scientifiques ont constaté que les sujets testés continuaient paisiblement à chercher leur nourriture dans le sol. Puis, ils ont diffusé les sons de l’individu A dans le premier appareil d’abord, puis dans le second immédiatement après : une “violation de ce à quoi l’animal s’attend”, selon le Dr Townsend, étant donné l’impossibilité physique pour un même individu d’être simultanément aux deux endroits. Et effectivement, les animaux ont alors interrompu leurs occupations, tendant l’oreille et scrutant les environs, visiblement en alerte.C’est la première fois qu’une reconnaissance vocale est mise en évidence chez des mammifères sauvages autres que des primates (pour lesquels le fait est déjà connu). “Il est possible que les animaux vivant dans des systèmes [sociaux] complexes aient besoin d’être capables de se ‘tracer’ l’un l’autre. Mais étant donné la façon dont cette caractéristique semble répandue [dans le règne animal], ceci pourrait avoir une origine évolutive bien plus profonde”, conclut Simon Townsend. Le 16 octobre 2011 à 15:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgIn the weeks before the popular Mother’s Day weekend plant sale, the dozen greenhouses at the 78th Street Heritage Farm start to swell with growing plants.There’s something different in each greenhouse. Fifty-two tomato varieties in one, herbs and veggies in another, hardy fuchsias, hanging baskets, shade plants, house plants. Flowers for the Welcome to Washington sign are housed here, too.Behind the scenes, volunteers tend to thousands of plants, ensuring they’re ready to be sold at the annual Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County’s sale. The sale supports the Washington State University Clark County Master Gardener program and the foundation’s grant program. It’s one of several springtime plant sales happening around Clark County to benefit nonprofits and schools.The Master Gardener Foundation supports some of the smaller garden programs around town, giving out $35,000 in horticulture grants each year.“That’s what all this is for — to give back to the community,” said Nancy Funk, a Master Gardener Foundation board member.Funk said the Master Gardener Foundation distributes grants in January and then visits sites in the summer to see how their projects are coming along.“And how we can help them, too,” she said.Cultivating history at fortOne such site that reapplies for a grant each year is the interpretive garden in front of Fort Vancouver. Funk said the grant is used to purchase seeds, starts, organic compost and fertilizer.last_img read more

first_img Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor ‘Lights Up’ Gov’t Committed To Survival Of Sugar Industry Related Items:Hon. Derrick Kellier, JIS regional office, labour and social security minister, marlon tingling, montego bay, path Sandals’ Ceo Stewart’s A Winner… Again! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Sept. 8 (JIS):Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is advising persons, who feel that they have been unjustly denied access to, or removed from the Programme for Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), to make a report to the appeals committee in each parish. Mr. Kellier, who was speaking during a tour of the Ministry’s Hanover parish office on Friday (September 5), said persons have been complaining that they are not on the PATH list, or that they have been taken off for various reasons.“What I want the public to know is that in every parish, there exists an appeals committee and if for any reason, you have been unjustly removed from the programme or you have not been given access to the programme, make an appeal…so that your case can be revisited,” he stated. He also urged the officers to help dispel “this belief that persons with fridges, stoves and televisions in their houses are not eligible (for PATH)…it’s not true.”Minister Kellier also reiterated his call for PATH beneficiaries to honour their obligations to the programme, including ensuring that children regularly attend school and clinic.“The children must go to the clinic…and they must go to school at a minimum of 85 per cent of the designated school time…otherwise they will find themselves being removed from the programme,” he noted.PATH has an annual budget of over $4 billion and the stipulations must be met as the Government is compelled to make reports to the multi-nationals that fund the programme.Minister Kellier said the Government continues to receive rave reviews from its Caribbean counterparts for its handling of the PATH programme. “The PATH initiative is the flagship poverty (reduction) programme of the Government and it is the best run programme in the entire Caribbean when it comes to social protection. Other governments are sending their representatives here to learn from us about how we run this programme because the international agencies have confirmed that Jamaica has one of the best run social protection programmes,” he said. – 30 –CONTACT: MARLON TINGLING JIS REGIONAL OFFICE MONTEGO BAYlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Aug 2015 – During that meeting where the public was invited to give their comments on the idea of a 12 or 14 storey resort development along Grace Bay, Premier Rufus Ewing agreed that his administration must ensure that TC Islanders are not left out of job and business opportunities. Though the meeting was led by Finance and Investment Minister, Washington Misick, the country’s leader and former Tourism chief shared that it is a factor under serious consideration but a firm policy that he and his team have not yet devised. Some natives said they are not anti-development but they are vexed at seeing Grace Bay developers be the biggest or the only winners when these projects are launched. The Premier was challenged to change the narrative so that more and more Turks and Caicos people could more directly profit from the vacation investments within the country. The Administration was also slammed for having already made up its mind about the project; some felt the gathering and petition for comments was a sham. One person attending the meeting and speaking out also called on the PNP Administration to hold a town meeting to deal specifically with these issues of empowerment of Belongers; and turned his attention to the expatriate community in the Gus Lightbourne Gym for that public meeting; demanding that they turn up in the same strong numbers when the talk turns to Turks and Caicos Islanders benefiting from more significantly tourism. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Recommended for you Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:empowerment town hall meeting, premier rufus ewing, washington misicklast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 4, 2017 – Nassau – Cost cutting announcements coming in now and on Thursday the Ministry of Tourism revealed that it will be cutting staff.    In a statement it was explained,  “…it is critical that we implement cost-cutting strategies within the Ministry of Tourism as in this re-organizational phase, it is imperative that costs are reduced and inefficiencies increased …  Unfortunately, a component of this plan is a workforce reduction strategy that must be executed as we strive towards creating a leaner and more streamlined and efficient organization.”During his National Address last week, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that there was a freeze on public sector hiring and it was shared that a 10% across the board cut to government ministries was to be enforced.    Next Tuesday, Government begins a 23 day government employee head count across all islands.Tourism added that their cuts will mean, reassignments, dissolution of certain departments, repatriations, retirement and terminations.   The Ministry of Tourism is calling it a ‘right sizing’ exercise.#MagneticMediaNews#jobcutscomingatMinistryofTourism Related Items:#jobcutscomingatMinistryofTourism, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) recently visited Myanmar, where there’s growing interest in U.S. soy proteins in human foods and soybean oil.ASA/WISHH Asia Division Director Alan F. Poock met with the trade team members who visited the United States this past August. Poock answered questions about the current U.S. soybean harvest and how importers could obtain price quotes from U.S. exporters.After Myanmar, Poock travelled to Cambodia to meet with five companies that were interviewed as part of the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) Market Assessment.Cambodia is a new market for ASA/WISHH and there are plans to implement activities starting in 2017. Poock met with both human food processing companies and an animal feed ingredient supplier during his trip. Companies are looking forward to learning more about U.S. soy and how to incorporate soy into their existing products.Prior to heading back to the United States, Poock stopped in Singapore to meet with the USSEC Southeast Region staff on coordination and to share updates on his trip.Two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding sources funded the trip – the Market Access Program (MAP) and EMP.last_img read more

first_imgOKEECHOBEE, FLA. (WSVN) — Charges have been filed against four South Florida dairy farm workers accused of animal abuse.Police arrested 49-year-old Helias Cruz, who faces charges of cruelty to animals.Detectives said he and three other men were seen on video abusing cows on their way to be milked at the Larson Dairy Farm in Okeechobee County.The video was taken during a weekslong undercover operation by the group Animal Recovery Mission.Warrants have been obtained for the other three workers, but they have not yet been arrested.A second dairy farm in Okeechobee County has also faced accusations of animal abuse.ARM released undercover video from the Burnham Dairy Farm that showed cows being beaten and living in unsanitary conditions. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s 2019, and it’s high time we were thinking beyond stainless steel kitchen appliances. This year Samsung, LG and GE all plan to offer fridges, ovens and dishwashers in striking nonsteel finishes. Small appliances are stepping away from shiny steel too. That includes everything from toaster ovens and coffee makers to stand mixers and kettles.Whether clad in hues of cool white, vibrant blues and reds or even copper, these products pop. That’s especially true when paired with the neutral whites, creams and grays of contemporary kitchens. Sure, stainless steel isn’t going away completely. You’ll just have way more choices in 2019. So if you’d like to take a break from stainless, here are the new countertop appliances that’ll help you do it.Enlarge ImageDash’s line on mini toaster ovens sport pastel hues. Chris Monroe/CNET Color makes a comebackWalking the halls of the International Home and Housewares show in Chicago recently, I was struck by the amount of color that caught my eye. Storebound’s Dash lineup of kitchen products were particularly noticeable. On display were tiny toaster ovens, air fryers and egg cookers in pastels of aqua and pink. ihhs-2019-9Enlarge ImageSelect KitchenAid products will come in this “Passion Red.” Chris Monroe/CNET KitchenAid is keen on “Passion Red” this year. The lusty hue commemorates the company’s 100-year anniversary. You’ll be able to order select appliances in the this color soon. KitchenAid will also sell decorative ceramic bowls. These patterned accessories are made to complement its stand mixers and feature artful stencil designs. ihhs-2019-14Enlarge ImageGalanz Americas’ colorful retro appliance line. Chris Monroe/CNET Galanz Americas is another company that hopes you’ve been bitten by the cool color bug. It’s working on a retro line of home appliances. Among the line are refrigerators, microwaves and toaster ovens. They’ll come in hues of red, yellow and blue.    ihhs-2019-22Enlarge ImageBlack & Decker’s copper and bronze hand mixers. Chris Monroe/CNET Perhaps you prefer copperLatching on to the recent trend of copper fixtures and Edison light bulbs, many products will be built to match. One example is Black & Decker’s copper- and bronze-clad hand mixers. ihhs-2019-27Enlarge ImageEmber’s copper ceramic mug. Chris Monroe/CNET Another is the Ember Copper Ceramic smart mug. Cuisinart too will get in on the copper craze with a copper-coated line of coffee makers and food processors.img-20190302-113206-editedBraun’s MultiServe coffee maker will come in a white and silver version. Brian Bennett/CNET White will blend inWhite quartz countertops and cabinets are the rage, and white appliances will be in sync with these trendy decors. Braun’s new MultiServe Coffee Maker will sport a two-tone white and brushed-metal color scheme. The same goes for De’Longhi’s premium Dinamica fully automatic espresso machine.The second-generation Dash Rapid Cold Brew System 2.0 coffee maker is another countertop device that’s in step design-wise. The Dash’s mostly white exterior, balanced by black accents, are on point. No matter what style kitchen you have, there are more aesthetic options than ever. And it’s heartening to see small appliance exteriors expand from common stainless steel choices.  25 Photos Post a comment Share your voice KitchenAid Cuisinart Smart Home KitchenAid, Cuisinart and all the new small appliances for 2019 0 Tagslast_img read more

first_imgNalgonda/Suryapet: Five persons were killed in three separate accidents that took place in erstwhile Nalgonda district on Tuesday.In a road mishap that took place near Food Corporation of India warehouse at Duppalapally village of Thipparthi mandal in Nalgonda district, two youngsters suffered serious injuries and died on the spot when the motorcycle on which they were travelling skid. While one victim was identified as Naresh, another youth is yet to be identified. Both of them were residents of Nalgonda town. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Similarly, two persons were killed on the spot when the Bolero vehicle hit their motorcycle near Marrikunta village of Garidepally mandal in Suryapet district. The victims were identified as Ch China Swamy and P Rambabu, both residents of Ramachandrapuram village of Garidepally mandal. In another incident, Veeramalla Upender, a resident of Tadvai village, died in a car-bike collision incident that took place at Tadvai bus bay of Mungala mandal in Suryapet district.last_img read more

first_imgHey, kids! Do you like caffeine? Do you like Autotune? Just one of those things? Okay, cool, then this still applies. Catalyst Mints is a brand of caffeinated mints, and they’re endorsed by the man who popularized the wild overuse of Autotune, T-Pain. Catalyst Mints sent us a few tins of mints to try out.First, I just appreciate the existence of unnecessarily caffeinated “gaming” and “geek” products. There’s a long tradition of dumping caffeine in foods that don’t usually have caffeine and adding caffeine to drinks that already have caffeine to appeal to gamers. That tradition has fallen a bit by the wayside, but as exactly the kind of nerd who misses Jolt Cola and Josta and nostalgically picks up a bottle of Bawls every time he visits Micro Center, it’s nice to see some new “Energy Mints.”First, the tin. It’s a pretty standard, semicylindrical metal “these are nicer than Breath Savers and therefore cost a few dollars” mint tin in the now official gaming colors of black and green (Xbox, Nvidia, Razer, gamers love black and green). The logo is a green Erlenmeyer flask with the Catalyst under it. Like all responsible caffeinated confections, Catalyst Mints clearly says on the tin that three mints are equivalent to one energy drink (30 mg of caffeine per mint for a 90 mg dose of caffeine, the same as a cup of coffee).The flavor is Siberian Wintergreen, highlighting the dubious herbal secret add-on of the mints, Siberian Eleuthero root. According to Catalyst, Eleuthero isn’t an energy source or enhancer-like taurine or B vitamins, but instead, softens the impact of caffeine to limit crashes and jitters. Besides Eleuthero root and caffeine, the mints have taurine and vitamins B2, B6, and B12. Actually, an absurd amount of B6 and B12, at 400% and 1,670% recommended daily value. Don’t worry about overdoing it on them, though; B vitamins are water-soluble, so anything your body can’t absorb will get flushed out.The mints themselves look like chalky, gray-pink Altoids with curved sides. Catalyst Mints don’t use artificial colors, which explains the odd color and slightly speckled finish. They’re also kosher, gluten-free, and vegan, and are made in the United States.Now, the taste. It isn’t great. Catalyst Mints taste minty, but it’s a somewhat underwhelming mintiness that lacks the sharp, breath-clearing hit of Altoids and leaves a slightly chalky aftertaste. It isn’t awful, but I’m not a fan. Of course, if the taste were more important than the caffeine, Red Bull wouldn’t be the most popular energy drink.The actual energy from the energy mints is hard to nail down because everyone reacts to different caffeine sources different. I had three mints before my coffee this morning, which remains untouched while I write this and wait for it to cool. I’m not wired, but I’m certainly more perked and alert than I was an hour ago, after getting relatively little sleep and then napping on the subway heading into work. I have some leg twitches, but that’s more my involuntary shpilkes than the mints. On the energy front, the mints work pretty well for me. Well enough that I don’t mind chewing them and dealing with the aftertaste when I need a small boost while writing.That’s our take on Catalyst Mints, which you can order directly for $10 per tin, or $20 for three tins. Each tin has 20 mints, so that’s the equivalent of six energy drinks, which helps blunt the high price. They also have an Omega Case of 25 tins in a metal briefcase for $165, which is absurd and hilarious.If you haven’t made up your mind with our look at Catalyst Mints, here’s T-Pain’s review video. Well, “review,” because he endorses the mints and it’s on Catalyst’s YouTube channel. But hey, T-Pain! And he isn’t Autotuned at all. I’m not sure about the dreadlock beehive he’s rocking, though. Considering he’s in a t-shirt, he’s got a lot of things going on with his look.But who are we to judge…try them for yourself here.last_img read more

first_imgChrome 76 blocks sites from detecting Incognito Mode by Martin Brinkmann on June 14, 2019 in Google Chrome – 17 commentsGoogle Chrome 76, the next stable version of Google’s web browser, will block sites from detecting whether Incognito Mode is enabled in the browser.All it took for websites up until now was to use a bit of code, like this one here, to determine if Incognito Mode was enabled in Google Chrome. The same detection worked in several other browsers including Opera and Safari.Sites are using the information to block users from accessing content. When you open any article page on the Boston Globe website you are greeted with a “You’re using a browser set to private or incognito mode. To continue reading articles in this mode, please log in to your Globe account”.In other words: the site prevented Incognito Mode users from reading articles at all unless they would have an account and sign in to it.Incognito Mode or Private Browsing Mode is a popular option to read articles on newspaper websites, especially those with free article read limits. Data such as cookies is not stored locally in the mode so that sites cannot use cookies to keep track of the read articles.There are other methods to bypass paywalls, for example by masquerading as Google Bot, changing the referrer, or using browser extensions (which come and go quickly usually).Starting with Chrome 76, out soon, sites cannot detect whether the browser is in normal mode or Incognito Mode. While that does not guarantee that sites won’t put other obstacles in the way of users who visit them using Incognito Mode, it at least deals with the easy detection of the private browsing mode.Sites may still request users to sign-in regardless of the mode they are in but they cannot single-out users who use Incognito Mode anymore.Chrome 76 Stable is expected on July 30, 2019. The new browser will introduce other changes, including one that makes Flash use even more annoying in the browser.Now You: What is your take on the change?SummaryArticle NameChrome 76 blocks sites from detecting Incognito ModeDescriptionGoogle Chrome 76, the next stable version of Google’s web browser, will block sites from detecting whether Incognito Mode is enabled in the browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more