Kante: Loftus-Cheek ready for Chelsea chance

first_imgWorld Cup winner N’Golo Kante believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek is ready to step up and deliver for Chelsea in the Premier League.The 22-year-old emerged from the club’s academy in 2014 and was widely tipped to become a star thanks to his range of passing and physicality in midfield.Earning a regular spot in the first team has not been easy for Loftus-Cheek, though, with only six Chelsea starts to his name in the top flight. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In order to continue his development the youngster was sent on loan to Crystal Palace last season, where he impressed enough to earn a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad at Russia 2018.And despite only playing 33 minutes of league football in 2018-19, Kante is confident Loftus-Cheek will prove his worth at Stamford Bridge.”When I came to Chelsea Ruben was already here and for sure he is a good player,” the France international told Sky Sports.”Now he’s in the England squad. He did well last season at Crystal Palace and I think he’s ready to play.”He’s played some good games and now it’s the manager’s decision. We all have the chance to be at Chelsea and to play with some of the best players in the league.”We can all learn from that, but he needs to keep working, to keep improving and I hope it will come at the right time.”If the midfielder is not given game time at Chelsea, he could be offered a way out by Palace, with manager Roy Hodgson keen to take him back to Selhurst Park.Speaking at a media conference on Thursday, the former England manager said: “If the question is should Ruben Loftus-Cheek be made available in January, would Crystal Palace be interested in loaning him again, then the answer is yes.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Let the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra dazzle you

first_imgIf you have been cribbing about overpriced designer lingerie, let’s introduce you to yet another fashionable piece of bra that can cost you your entire life’s savings.Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro recently announced that she will be wearing a bra worth USD 2 million (Rs 12,92,53,000) at this year’s show.The bra is called Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra, and quite rightly so, since, for mere mortals like us, donning such bras can only be fantasised about.Take a look:Picture courtesy: Instagram/laisribeiro Verified The multi-million dollar bra is made of diamonds, yellow sapphires and blue topaz. It weighs over 600 carats, reported HuffPost.Moreover, it reportedly took 350 hours to create this glitzy wonder.Also Read: Victoria’s Secret’s new ad features a beautiful model and her stretch marks”I’ve been holding this secret for too long and I am beyond honored to announce that I will be wearing the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra this year! I am very happy and thankful for my Victoria’s Secret family for trusting me and all the support from my on family, friends and fans! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!” Ribeiro wrote on social media.It’s not the first time that Victoria’s Secret bedazzled us with such an unimaginably ornate bra. Models have walked the ramp sporting some of the most ostentatiously luxury bras, for around two decades now, with some of them amounting to USD 15 million (Rs 96,92,32,500).Picture courtesy: Facebook/Deegii Deegii While these designer bras have wooed the audience at fashion shows, it is difficult to comprehend how one can feel comfortable in something as luxurious as these. After all, isn’t comfort the primary concern when you are buying lingerie?last_img read more

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Data reveals level of violence threats in Nova Scotia classrooms

first_imgHALIFAX – Students commit, incite or threaten some form of physical violence an average of about 1,100 times a month at Nova Scotia’s schools, prompting teachers to call for more support staff and a clearer discipline process.The data, obtained through freedom of information legislation, includes reported incidents at 400 schools, using the province’s definition of violence as “using force, gesturing, or inciting others to use force to injure a member of the school community.”In the 2015-16 school year, there were a total of 11,740 cases, and in the first seven months of the current year there were 7,515 cases, according to the data provided.The Education Department declined to provide an official to do an interview, but sent emailed comments indicating many of the incidents don’t result in harm and a large percentage are young children who are kicking, throwing rocks or pushing in elementary schools.However, some teachers say the figures are concerning because they include cases of teachers facing attacks by troubled young people who can’t easily be removed from classrooms they’re disrupting.Peter Day, a math resource teacher in Cape Breton, says incidents ranging from minor outbursts to punching, spitting on and biting educators have become disturbingly routine.“A few weeks ago I was at a school and there was a staff member bitten and that was a normal thing … to the point where I was saying, ‘You need to go to the hospital for that, that’s an occupational health and safety issue,’” he said in a telephone interview.“My biggest concern is the lack of resources that are available to help with these issues,” he added, saying more teachers’ aides, guidance counsellors and behavioural therapists are needed.The province said in an email the incidents decrease as students grow older and learn to better control their behaviour.“A large percentage of reported behaviours are ones often seen in young children … who are learning self-control and appropriate responses to new routines and expectations,” wrote spokeswoman Heather Fairbairn.“Examples include kicking, throwing rocks or pushing. We see that incidents decline significantly as students advance through elementary school to the higher grades as they develop those essential self-regulation skills.”The department says it has given funding to school boards to directly support the development of social and emotional learning programs in schools.Fairbairn says more than 140 schools are using approaches “that focus on conflict resolution, relationship-building and decision-making to help students take responsibility for their actions as members of a school community.”The Acadian school board, the only board to provide details of the results of the violence, seemed to confirm that most incidents are less serious in nature, with over half of the 576 cases of physical violence last year resulting in no formal measures being taken — though there were also 30 suspensions among the total.However, some commentators on education say the data on physical violence is weak because it lumps together very different kinds of incidents — making it difficult to understand precisely what’s going on and how to respond.Paul Bennett, a consultant on education in Halifax, said the province’s wide definition of physical violence is out of step with other provinces.“Obviously we could learn from Ontario, which required all school boards to publicly disclose the acts of school violence. It’s quite clear their definition was what most people would consider to be violence,” he said.Since 2011, Ontario’s definition of physical violence has mainly consisted of assaults causing harm that required medical attention, as well as sexual assault, weapons possession and extortion.The Toronto school board publishes a detailed annual report providing suspension rates and comparing rates from year to year. It also looks at the levels of violence tied to children with learning disabilities, behavioural issues, autism and intellectual disabilities.“If it’s going to be research-based, you need to collect the data necessary to make those policy decisions,” Bennett said in an interview.Bill Byrd, director of the Toronto-based Safe Schools Network, said clear definitions with details on what happened are needed in Nova Scotia.“The more you refine it the better. If they (the Nova Scotia government) does that it will help to … see what is the real problem and what are you going to do about it,” he said.Liette Doucet, the president of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, said the province’s schools are increasingly violent.“We get calls from teachers all the time who have been intimidated by students … they’ve been kicked, they’ve been spit on, they’ve been punched and even had chairs thrown at them. It goes on and on and on,” she said.“The calls we get are increasing, not decreasing.”Doucet says teachers believe a clearer discipline process is needed, which allows for swifter action with ongoing problems.The province recently appointed a Council to Improve Classroom Conditions that is co-chaired by the union and the government. It was one of the steps taken after the Liberal government legislated the 9,300 teachers back to work.The council’s mandate includes discussions on school discipline policies and “complex classrooms,” but a spokesperson was unavailable to indicate if there are any findings yet in these areas.last_img read more

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Human rights board finds Nova Scotia discriminated against wheelchair users

first_imgHALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government discriminated against people in wheelchairs by failing to enforce a regulation requiring restaurants to have accessible bathrooms, a human rights board of inquiry has found.The independent board of inquiry said in a decision released late Thursday that the province did not regulate food safety provisions related to having accessible washrooms in restaurants with patios.As a result, chairwoman Gail Gatchalian ordered the province to interpret, administer and enforce the regulations as they appear.“The respondent discriminated against individuals who use wheelchairs for mobility in its administration and enforcement … of the Food Safety Regulations contrary to … the Human Rights Act,” she wrote in the decision, released through the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.She also ordered that each of the five complainants receive $1,000 in general damages.The five complainants, who all have disabilities and use wheelchairs, argued that the language in the regulation is vague and does not take the experiences of people with disabilities into account.They also said the lack of an accessible washroom prevents them from washing their hands before eating.“This poses a health risk for the individual, and a potential health risk for others,” Gatchalian wrote. “The Restaurant Association is supportive of the idea that restaurants should be accessible.”The association, however, was concerned about the cost of requiring restaurants to have washroom facilities for the public that are accessible to wheelchairs users.As an example, it said the cost to renovate a restaurant to be accessible was $135,000.The association said there are more than 100 accessible food establishments within a five-kilometre radius of downtown Halifax.Under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act, food establishments must have washrooms available for the public in a “convenient location,” unless exempted by an administrator.But while the regulation requires restaurants to have their bathrooms conveniently located, one complainant said that sometimes they are inconvenient — even inaccessible — for people with disabilities.Some establishments have their washrooms up or down a set of stairs in a building that doesn’t have an elevator, while others may have doors that are difficult to open or stalls that aren’t wide enough.last_img read more

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FBI rejects young mans claim to be longmissing boy

first_imgAt Greenman Elementary after the boy’s disappearance, Timmothy’s schoolmates, teachers and parents tied hundreds of yellow ribbons around trees and signs. A garden was planted in his memory.The brief but tantalizing possibility that the case had been solved generated excitement in Timmothy’s former neighborhood.Pedro Melendez, who lives in Timmothy’s former home, didn’t know the boy but saved the concrete slab with his name, handprint and footprint etched in it when he redid the back patio. It is dated ’09.Linda Ramirez, who lives nearby and knew the family, said she was “pretty excited” but didn’t “want to have false hopes.”Rowley expressed hope that the flurry of activity and attention had renewed interest in the case.“Perhaps, it has people looking at the case with new eyes,” the police sergeant said.___Babwin reported from Chicago. Associated Press reporters Carrie Antlfinger in Aurora, Caryn Rousseau in Chicago and Corey Williams in Detroit contributed. CINCINNATI (AP) — A young man’s claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago was disproved by DNA tests and pronounced a hoax Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved.For a day and a half, a breakthrough seemed to be at hand when a young man found wandering the streets of Newport, Kentucky, on Wednesday identified himself as 14-year-old Timmothy Pitzen and told police he had just escaped from two men who had held him captive for seven years.RELATED: 14-year-old says he is Illinois boy who went missing in 2011Timmothy disappeared in 2011 at age 6, apparently sent into hiding by his mother just before she took her own life. Timmothy’s family was cautiously hopeful over Wednesday’s news, as were neighbors and others who have long wondered whether he is dead or alive.But the FBI said Thursday afternoon that DNA tests determined the young man was not Timmothy.Newport Police Chief Tom Collins identified him to ABC as Brian Rini of Medina, Ohio, a 23-year-old ex-convict. He was released from an Ohio prison less than a month ago after serving more than a year for burglary and vandalism.Authorities did not say whether Rini would face charges over the alleged hoax or what his motive was.“Law enforcement has not and will not forget Timmothy, and we hope to one day reunite him with his family. Unfortunately, that day will not be today,” FBI spokesman Timothy Beam said in a statement.In Timmothy’s hometown of Aurora, Illinois, police Sgt. Bill Rowley said that over the years his department has received thousands of tips about Timmothy, including false sightings.“We’re always worried about copycats, especially something that has a big national attention like this,” he said.Timmothy’s family members said they were heartbroken at the latest twist.“It’s devastating. It’s like reliving that day all over again, and Timmothy’s father is devastated once again,” said his aunt Kara Jacobs.The boy’s grandmother Alana Anderson said: “It’s been awful. We’ve been on tenterhooks, hopeful and frightened. It’s just been exhausting.” She added, “I feel so sorry for the young man who’s obviously had a horrible time and felt the need to say he was somebody else.”Timmothy vanished after his mother, Amy Fry-Pitzen, pulled him out of kindergarten early one day, took him on a two-day road trip to the zoo and a water park, and then killed herself at a hotel. She left a note saying that her son was safe with people who would love and care for him, and added: “You will never find him.”Police have said she might have dropped the boy off with a friend, noting that his car seat and Spider-Man backpack were gone.RELATED: Police, FBI trying to verify teen is boy missing since 2011Timmothy’s grandmother said her daughter had fought depression for years and was having problems in her marriage to Timmothy’s father. News reports suggested she was afraid she would lose custody of the boy in a divorce because of her mental instability.last_img read more

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Dustin Lance Black to Dedicate Historic Marker to First LGBT National March

first_imgThe Equality Forum, the nation’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights summit, announced today that Academy Award-winning screenwriter and LGBT activist, Dustin Lance Black, will serve as the keynote speaker for the Philadelphia Conference Historic Marker Dedication slated for Wednesday, July 27th from 11:00 – 11:30 am (ET) at the Arch Street Meeting House (320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106).The Philadelphia Conference Historic Marker will designate where 300 activists from around the country met in February 1979 to organize the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The seminal 100,000-person demonstration, which took place on October 14, 1979, defined a national civil rights movement. A leader for a march on the National Mall was San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk. When he was assassinated in November 1978, San Francisco activists called for a Philadelphia Conference to fulfill his dream.“For the LGBT civil rights movement, the Philadelphia Conference is akin to Seneca Falls,” said Malcolm Lazin, Equality Forum’s Founder and Executive Director. “Given Dustin’s Oscar-winning biopic of the late civil rights activist Harvey Milk, whose assassination inspired LGBT activists prompting the organization of the Philadelphia Conference, it’s an honor to have him dedicating this historic marker.”Lazin recently penned an op-ed on Huffington Post, Stonewall Isn’t the Only LGBT Site Worthy of National Monument Status, writing that “the efforts to record LGBT civil rights sites and events marks an important turning point in recognition and respect.”Dustin Lance Black is a screenwriter, filmmaker and social activist. He has won the Academy Award and two WGA Awards for Best Original Screenplay for MILK. He is also a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), which successfully led the federal cases for marriage equality in California and Virginia with lawyers David Boise and Ted Olson, putting an end to California’s discriminatory Proposition 8.Black topped the list of OUT Magazine’s 40 under 40, and has repeatedly been named “one of the 50 most powerful LGBT people in America today.”last_img read more

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Highway 40 closed south of Grande Prairie

first_imgRCMP are advising motorists travelling in the area to expect delays as all lanes of travel are closed.  Please consider choosing an alternate route.No further details are available at this time. UPDATE – Following a motor vehicle collision on Highway 40, North of the Wapiti River, RCMP can advise that all lanes of travel are open.  RCMP Continue to investigate. All possible factors related to this collision are being considered, and the collision remains under investigation.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B – Rural RCMP and emergency services are currently on scene at a serious collision.The collision took place in the area of Highway 40, directly north of the Wapiti River. All lanes of traffic are currently closed.last_img read more

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hacked sending racist tweets

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s official account has been hacked and sending racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. Twitter says it is aware of the situation and is investigating.The person tweeting from Dorsey’s account on Friday sent tweets such as “Hitler is innocent” and, using a vulgarity, asked “bald skeleton head,” referring to Dorsey, to unsuspend his account.The Associated Press

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Cheechoo receives warm welcome after Order of Canada investiture

Brock University Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo was one of 39 people invested into the Order of Canada Wednesday, May 8 by Governor General Julie Payette.Thursday night, the Indigenous academic leader and award-winning artist was welcomed at a reception at Brock, where a packed house celebrated the remarkable achievement.Governor General Julie Payette presents the Member insignia of the Order of Canada to Brock University Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo Wednesday, May 8 during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Photo: Sgt. Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall.“What this means to me is that it honours so many people,” Cheechoo said. “My mentors, my family, my friends and the elders who have taught me. Everyone walked this road together. I didn’t do it alone.”The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest honours, recognizing Canadians whose service shapes society, whose innovations ignite imaginations and whose compassion unites communities. There are three levels of the Order of Canada and Cheechoo was invested as a Member.Among the speakers Thursday was Amos Key, Jr., who will begin his tenure as the University’s first-ever Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement on July 1.He said the opportunity to work with Cheechoo was one of the things that attracted him to the role at Brock.“I was grateful that Shirley opened the door for creating the position of Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement,” Key said. “Knowing her story and her journey and having spoken to her a couple of times, I thought it would be great if I got the role. I’m looking forward to working with her.”Brock University Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo drums with members of Strong Water Women during an event held in her honour on Thursday, May 9.A member of the Cree nation, Cheechoo became the first woman and first Indigenous Canadian to be appointed to the ceremonial leadership role of Chancellor of Brock University in 2015. She is also the founder and executive director at Weengushk Film Institute on Manitoulin Island, which helps Indigenous and at-risk youth develop career skills or return to school.As a filmmaker, Cheechoo’s work has been shaped by her First Nations background. Her award-winning 2012 film Moose River Crossing examines characters who, like her, are survivors of the residential school system.Similar to her work in theatre and filmmaking, Cheechoo has helped to move Brock University through the power of stories, said Carol Jacobs, who was Brock’s Elder-in-Residence for nearly a decade.“In doing so, she has made this University a better place for the whole campus community and is most worthy of the award we celebrate tonight,” Jacobs said. “Much of the progress we have seen at Brock is directly connected to her advice and influence. She has helped to clear Brock’s path towards a stronger and more respectful relationship with Indigenous students, staff and local communities.”Brock President Gervan Fearon called Cheechoo “an inspiration on many different levels.”“I have witnessed how she inspires and energizes excited young people at Brock University Convocation ceremonies,” he said.Fearon said it’s not a coincidence that the new position of Vice-Provost for Indigenous Engagement was established during Cheechoo’s time as Chancellor.“Shirley’s arrival at the University has helped the Brock community better understand and embrace the importance of our Indigenous relationship,” he said. “I am excited at the thought of Amos helping to strengthen our connections with the Indigenous community both internally and externally — working to ensure that the community benefits from what Brock can do.” read more

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Altra Industrial Motion to open new facility in Changzhou

first_imgAltra Industrial Motion recently held a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new 90,000 ft2 manufacturing facility in Changzhou, near Shanghai. The new plant, Altra’s second manufacturing facility in China, will be home to Altra Industrial Motion Changzhou (AIMC).The company said the new facility will enable Altra Couplings to better serve the Chinese market by providing shorter lead times and enhanced technical support. Initially, coupling production at the new facility will be focused on products for the Chinese metals production, oil and gas, wind power and power generation markets. “Altra has been active in the Chinese market for more than 20 years,” said Mark Klossner, Vice President and General Manager of Altra Couplings and recently appointed AIMC Chairman.He continued: “This new facility is a sign of our continued commitment to serving the large and growing Chinese market for mechanical power transmission products.” Altra products applicable to mining include hydraulic brakes, which provide added safety on all types of mining vehicles including shuttle cars, loaders, and haulers. High performance couplings and torque limiters are also found on pumps and compressors throughout mine facilities. Heavy-duty grinding mill clutches with high heat dissipation are also supplied to provide quick, smooth starts of large inertia loads. Caliper brakes and couplings are also utilised.last_img read more

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How many minutes did Dublin Airport shut down for due to a

first_img 14,704 Views Saturday 23 Feb 2019, 7:00 PM Feb 23rd 2019, 7:01 PM How many minutes did Dublin Airport shut down for due to a drone sighting? It’s the week in numbers Plus: The percentage of people who would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime. Image: Sam BoalRollingNews.ie EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.€3 million: The fine that Ryanair received from Italy’s antitrust authority over its cabin baggage policy introduced late last year. 30: The number of minutes that Dublin Airport shut down for due to the sighting of a drone.120: The number of kegs of Guinness that Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Nial Ring, went through over a six month period. Ring later defended surpassing the Mansion House’s annual drink bill. 400: The number of global landmarks that are expected to go green on St Patrick’s Day as part of the tenth year of the Global Greening initiative.10: The number of local authorities that failed to draw down funding for traveller accommodation last year, newly released figures show. €1,745: The price tag on the new folding smartphone launched by Samsung this week. 63: The percentage of people who would like to see a united Ireland in their lifetime, a new poll has shown. 11,334: The number of people out of 206,000 who have taken part in JobPath and sustained employment for over 12 months. 68: The percentage of people who think Met Éireann should include all 32 counties as part of its colour-coded weather warning system.€175,475,380: The Euromillions jackpot won by a family syndicate from north Dublin. 2 Comments Share2 Tweet Email center_img https://jrnl.ie/4508459 Short URL By Adam Daly Signs advising the public that Dublin Airport is a Drone Free Zone. Signs advising the public that Dublin Airport is a Drone Free Zone. Image: Sam BoalRollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Sperm May One Day Cure Some Cancers

first_imgStay on target Trying to Get Pregnant? Stop Smoking Pot’Star Wars’-Inspired Animation Leads to Scientific Discovery Sperm is creepy. It’s wiggly, and there’s usually millions of them and unless they’re… y’know, going after an egg, sperm are useless. That was until some German scientists came up with a system to deliver medication using the tiny swimmers.An emerging body of biomedical engineering is focused on creative ways to fight cancer. Some have thought to modify red blood cells, others are using viruses, but this team was focused on treating cancers in the female reproductive tract. The thinking was that if we’ve already taken to modifying other cells to deliver treatments, why not look for something that’s tailor-made for the job. So, they attached metal helmets to individual sperms. These are steered with magnets, and the sperm just push forward until they hit something. If the contraption attached to a cancer cell, the sperm will push through and deliver the medication — killing the cancerous cell.The team has been able to guide the little fellas through tracks and even demonstrated delivery of chemotherapy treatments to active cancer. Two days later, the drug went to work.There’s still a lot of work to be done on the treatment, and it’s worth noting that all of this happened in controlled lab conditions. Getting the magnetic guidance system to work in a person will surely be a challenge. Not to mention that the sperms’ added gear slowed them down quite a bit, and they just had to scoot across a slide. Plus, if you’re treating cancer in the reproductive tract with sperm, you’re also going to have to take some precautions to avoid issues like pregnancy. Aaaaand then there’s a lot of rules about using human genetic material like this. Ethics boards would need quite a few reassurances before greenlighting clinical trials.Despite all that, this is definitely some Cool Science™.last_img read more

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Nominations open for National Honours

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NationalHonoursnominations Deadline today for National Honours nominations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 12, 2017 – Providenciales – Nominations are now open for the third annual TCI National Honours and Awards Program. The public has been invited by the National Honours and Awards Committee to submit nominees for five classifications of awards including The Order of National Hero and The Order of Turks and Caicos Islands.The program recognizes outstanding citizens who have made exemplary contributions to the country’s development. Nomination forms are available at the Premier’s Office in Grand Turk and Providenciales, District Commissioners Office in North Caicos, South Caicos, Middle Caicos and Salt Cay and can be downloaded from the Government website , gov.tc Deadline for submissions is June 30th.Story by: Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#NationalHonoursnominations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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USDA to Begin US Oilseed Crush Reports in 2015

first_imgStarting in 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking responsibility for collecting and publishing the oilseeds data. Since the U.S. Census Bureau discontinued the reports in 2011 due to budget cuts, ASA worked to gain congressional support and urge the USDA to take over development and publication of the reports.The information is important to government agencies, private industry and futures markets and does not exist elsewhere, except in incomplete form. The soybean industry utilized the reports in many ways, including tracking the amount of soybeans processed into meal and oil.According to Reuters, USDA is in the process of establishing the framework for data collection to compile the various reports and plans to begin publication sometime in 2015.last_img read more

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Ore Legislature OKs spending balances budget adjourns

first_imgSALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature voted Friday to approve funding for cancer research facilities at Oregon Health & Science University, got the budget back in balance and then adjourned the 2014 session.The Senate voted to let local governments temporarily ban medical marijuana stores, sending the bill to Gov. John Kitzhaber. The House sent the governor a measure allowing the general public to hire home-care workers from a list of unionized aides who serve people with publicly funded care.But the five-week legislative session was particularly notable for what didn’t happen. Controversial bills on guns, liquor and marijuana got plenty of attention but never reached the House or Senate floor. Nor did a proposal to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River.Lawmakers did ease up on a ban on Native American mascots, opening the door for some schools to keep them. They passed a handful of bills to improve the state’s troubled health insurance exchange, although they mostly ordered Cover Oregon to take actions it’s already taking.They also extended the telecommunications tax that funds 911 service to prepaid cellphones — a goal that had vexed the Legislature for years.With the funding approved Friday, Oregon Health & Science University would get $200 million for cancer research facilities, a jump-start toward $500 million to secure a match of the same size from Nike founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny Knight.last_img read more

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Hundreds gather for Love of Learning Gala

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Hundreds of people gathered at the JW Marriott Marquis, Saturday night, for the Love of Learning Gala.The charity event honored the work of Miami-Dade Public Schools.Several members of the 7News team were in attendance, with anchor Belkys Nerey emceeing the event.“It’s so important that kids these days get the tools and education that they all should get and need so they can get out there in the world and make it a better place,” Nerey said. “Without a good public education, you just can’t make it these days, so anything I can do to help, count on me.”The event was hosted by the Foundation for New Education Initiatives.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Cosmo Alumni Take Over Real SimplePeople on the Move — 12716

first_img Wheaton joined Ad Age in 2000 as a copyeditor. He also served as features editor and managing editor. In case you missed it… On January 3, Sara Austin will join Real Simple as executive editor, from her role as senior deputy editor at Cosmo. Before Cosmo, Austin was features director of Self and senior news editor at Marie Claire. Danielle Jones joins as design director from her role as art director at Cosmo. She previously worked as associate art director on the launch of Dr. Oz the Good Life Magazine and at Glamour. Jones replaces Abbey Kuster-Prokell, who joined Real Simple in 2010 as art director. Photo director Casey Stenger and fashion director Victoria Sanchez-Lincoln are also leaving the publication. It is unclear whether either position will be filled. Time Inc. named leadership for its 10 new digital desks. Read more… Brian Hoar is now publisher and SVP of sales at Playboy magazine. He rejoins the company after time at R&R Partners. Before that, he was VP of sales and associate publisher at Playboy Enterprises.   Executive editor Nat Ives and deputy editor Judann Pollack will oversee the publication until a successor has been named. Mike McMahon was named president and executive director of the Path to Purchase Institute. He replaces Peter Hoyt, who recently ascended to president and CEO of the Institute’s parent company, EnsembleIQ. Julia Ioffe is joining The Atlantic as a contributing writer, focusing on national security, foreign policy, and politics. Ioffe previously covered the election for Politico Magazine. Time Inc.’s Real Simple has poached two from Hearst’s Cosmopolitan, amid unconfirmed rumors of editorial unification at multiple Hearst titles, including the eminent sex and lifestyle vertical. Ken Wheaton, editor of Ad Age since July 2015, will leave the publication at the end of the year to pursue fiction writing, the company announced yesterday.center_img Lydia Polgreen is now the second-ever EIC of the Huffington Post. Polgreen joins after 15 years at The New York Times, most recently as editorial director and associate masthead editor. She replaces founder Arianna Huffington, who stepped down from the role in August to launch a health and wellness company. PaperCity, the Texas-based lifestyle magazine, named Chad Miller president of UPI Digital, LLC, the magazine’s digital team. Miller joins from CultureMap, where he was CRO. He formerly worked as group associate publisher for PaperCity. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… These moves come just two months after it Leslie Yazel took over as EIC of Real Simple from her role as executive editor at Cosmopolitan. The Hill Extra, the subscription news service of The Hill, has hired Kim Dixon as editor of healthcare. Dixon, who joins from Politico, will report to Brett Ferguson, executive editor. John Cook, executive editor of Gizmodo Media Group, has announced the roster of the newly created, cross-brand, formal investigative unit for the Fusion Media Group properties. The team includes current writers and editors Tom Scocca, Kelly Scout, Kashmir Hill, Ashley Feinberg, J.K. Trotter, Anna Merlan, and Brendan O’Connor. (Incidentally, Hill is the only member of the investigative team who did not join Fusion through the acquisition of Gawker Media.) “You can call it pursuing a dream or just another midlife crisis, but it seemed like a necessary step,” he said in a statement. “While I’d been able to crank out three novels earlier in my career, I’ve had a completed first draft in needs of revision sitting neglected at home for the last year-and-a-half and it’s been driving me nuts.” Austin replaces former executive editor Sarah Collins, who took over as interim-EIC when longtime Real Simple EIC Kristin van Ogtrop left Time Inc. in August. Josephine Livingstone is joining New Republic as a staff writer covering culture. She joins from n+1.  Carolyn Kylstra is now EIC of Self. She succeeds Joyce Chang, who is leaving the magazine. Read more…last_img read more

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VisitBritain expects a landmark year for inbound tourism

first_imgVisitBritain indicates that 2017 is set to be another record year for inbound tourism to the UK.Spending by overseas visitors is predicted to reach £24.1 billion in 2017, an eight percent  increase on spending this year which is expected to top out at £22.3 billion.The number of overseas visitors to the UK is expected to rise next year to 38.1 million visits, up four percent on 2016 which is likely to see about 36.7 million visits by year end.VisitBritain Chief Executive Sally Balcombe, said, “These figures not only underpin a longer-term pattern of growth for inbound tourism, one of our fastest growing export industries, but also demonstrates its growing importance as a key driver for economic growth and jobs.”“With our hotels, shops and attractions all offering excellent value for overseas visitors right now, it’s a great time to come to Britain. Through our strategic partnerships and global marketing campaigns we are converting aspiration to visit into bookings, ensuring that the economic benefits of tourism are spread across all of Britain’s nations and regions,” she added.VisitBritain’s campaigns have continued to produce results and generated an extra £800 million across the nations and regions of Britain during the last year. Every £1 the government invests in VisitBritain for international marketing has resulted in an overseas visitor spending £23 here in Britain.last_img read more

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Assam Tourism launches latest ad film with Priyanka Chopra

first_imgAssam Tourism recently introduced their latest ad film featuring Priyanka Chopra. The ad film was produced by the YAAP-Crayons Advertising collaborative team.Last year’s ad campaign of Assam Tourism received a good response and this year, the ad film was shot in different locations of Assam. The film shows Chopra experiencing various aspects of the state with a close friend.“While we shot in Assam for almost 10 days, we had just two days of Priyanka in Assam and a lot to cover. We had to identify locations where crowd management was possible. We also had to keep track of the travel time from one location to the other. So I had to pen down a script keeping all these in mind. But what worked in our favour was PC’s professionalism. She had flown New York-Delhi-Jorhat. But without a hint of jet-lag, she embraced Assam for the next three days,” said Rondeep Gogoi, ECD, Crayons Advertising.“A successful 2017 film is always a tough act to follow. This film is about experiencing elements that go beyond nature and culture. It covers a wide array of tourist interests such as Golf, Brahmaputra River Cruises and the Tea Gardens. There has been a very positive growth trend in arrival tourists in Assam. This film promises to evoke a lot more interest among the seasoned travellers who will be compelled to see Assam differently through Priyanka’s eyes,” commented Shouvik Roy, Senior Partner, YAAP.Lloyd Baptista directed this ad film, Sejal Shah was the cinematographer and Anand Kumar of Fullmoon Productions the producer. Bollywood photographer Jatin Kampani shot the still of the ad film at the shoot location.last_img read more

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