Return to sender postagepaid pets discovered in Alberta post office

first_imgVULCAN, Alta. — A woman in southern Alberta has been charged after she allegedly tried to mail a puppy and a kitten via Canada Post.Vulcan County Enforcement Services says last month a post office employee in the village of Milo, about 100 kilometres southeast of Calgary, discovered the animals crammed into a cardboard box.The box had appropriate postage, a destination address, and the animals themselves had stamps stuck to their heads.The next week, a similar box was dropped off at the mail outlet and staff found a puppy inside.The three critters were unharmed and were taken to the Calgary Humane Society.Jill Marshall, a 53-year-old Vulcan County resident, will be in Lethbridge provincial court July 30 charged with causing animals to be in distress under Alberta’s Animal Protection Act.Peace Officer Sgt. Rob Pintkowski said enforcement officers have had previous dealings with Marshall.The Canada Post website says live animals cannot be mailed unless the sender has entered a related agreement with Canada Post prior to mailing.Bees, day-old chicks and hatching eggs, parasites, leeches and some other small cold-blooded animals can be mailed under certain conditions. (CTV Lethbridge)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

TimorLeste carries out UNbacked national birth registration campaign

In 2003, only 2 out of 10 children were registered at birth in the country, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Currently, half of all Timorese children under the age of five are still not being registered, which means that there is no permanent and official record of their existence. “I am confident, that with all of us working together, we will achieve our target of registering almost 200,000 children who are under the age of five who have not yet been registered within five days,” said Jun Kukita, UNICEF Representative in Timor-Leste.UNICEF notes that registration is an important step to ensuring that children can claim their rights. It provides children with proof of Timorese identity and ensures that they enrol in school at the right age.It will also help ensure that the Government can plan for basic social services such as schools and health services for every child. With the birth registration, children can also be protected from illegal adoption, child labour, trafficking, unlawful arrests and detention, the agency adds.“The Birth Registration Campaign signifies our Government’s commitment to make each child registered at birth,” said Acting Prime Minister Jose Luis Guterres during the launch of the week-long initiative on Monday. “This is one of way of ensuring the rights of every Timorese child.” 23 February 2011Timor-Leste is carrying out a United Nations-backed campaign this week targeting over 200,000 children under the age of five who have not been registered at birth – an important step to ensuring that a child has proof of identity and can enrol in school at the right age. read more

UN food agency running out of supplies in blockaded Gaza Strip

Warning that food is running out in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed to the Israeli authorities to allow consignments to reach the tens of thousands of people there who depend on outside assistance to survive. At the same time, WFP called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to take all necessary steps to ensure the security of WFP staff and other humanitarian aid workers inside the occupied Palestinian territory so they can work unimpeded. The agency said the extended closures of the Karni commercial crossing between Israel and Gaza have had a devastating effect on food availability in the Palestinian enclave. Stocks of wheat flour are already critically low and some fear there will soon be no basic commodities in Gaza. “Our food supplies have almost run out and the bakeries are also empty. People are now having to rely on their own stocks, which will last only a few days at best,” said William Hart, WFP Deputy Country Director in the area. “The situation is critical, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable, who are dependent on our food aid.”WFP provides food aid to some 430,000 people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including 160,000 in the Gaza Strip. Even before Hamas won parliamentary elections in January, WFP’s operations were 65 per cent under-funded. Since then, the Israeli blockade, combined with deteriorating security in the occupied Palestinian territory, have reduced food supplies to a trickle. Mr. Hart called on all sides to allow humanitarian operations to continue unimpeded. “This means lifting the blockade on aid convoys and commercial food deliveries, as well as ensuring safe conditions in the West Bank and Gaza for our international and national staff to work normally.” As a result of the blockade, flour mills have been unable to provide 8,000 metric tons of wheat contracted earlier by WFP. Wheat flour makes up 80 per cent of the basic diet in Gaza. Other commodities, including sugar, baby formula and dairy products, are also in short supply, causing food prices to soar more than 30 per cent since January. WFP has so far received only 37 per cent of the $81 million required for its two-year operation to provide food aid for non-refugee Palestinians up to 31 August 2007. read more

Outdated UN system a reflection of worlds dysfunction Eritrean Minister tells Assembly

Mr. Saleh said that, 70 years after the birth of the UN, “it is undeniable that we continue to live in an unfair and unequal world, where conflicts and wars rage, extreme poverty persists in the midst of plenty, children die from easily preventable diseases and justice is routinely trampled.” “The United Nations Organization itself is a reflection of this unfair, unequal and undemocratic global order,” he continued. “In the UN, the overwhelming majority of member States are marginalized. This assembly of nations, which should be the most powerful organ, is bereft of real power and influence, with decision-making dominated by a few among the few.” He added that there is a need “to persist in our efforts to rebuild and revitalize the United Nations” and “strive and cooperate at the national, regional and global levels for sustainable and equitable development.” “Today, Eritrea is making remarkable progress in building a nation based on citizenship and an inclusive state and the respect of human dignity and rights. It is peaceful, stable, secure and harmonious.” He added that it was also “building a solid basis for sustainable development with social justice,” as well as fighting human trafficking and giving youth and women “adequate opportunities to pursue a high quality of life and build their nation.” read more

A view on Bolivian nationalization

first_imgLike all mining companies active in Bolivia, concerned about talk of nationalizing the country’s mines, Apogee Minerals says it has consulted with its advisors and officers of COMIBOL, the Bolivian state mining agency, relating to the release of a new national Mining Policy, expected to be announced on October 31. Apogee says it “has received reassurances that the new Mining Policy to be issued on October 31 will have no effect on the security of private mining investment in the country. Apogee also understands that the government of Bolivia recognizes the benefit and necessity of foreign investment and the positive contribution to the economy that is generated by these investments. Additionally, in various press conferences this week, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera stated that ‘foreign and local private investments, with actual investments, which generate employment, will not be touched’. Apogee understands that the fundamental elements of the draft proposal for a new Mining Code, previously issued by the Bolivian government, will remain intact (Apogee Press Release June 1, 2006).”Apogee President and CEO John Carlesso stated: “We expect to continue to have the ability to operate our producing silver-zinc mine and carry out our exploration activities at our high-grade silver projects in Bolivia. We are continuing with our objectives of producing a new Business Plan for La Solucion mine and generating a NI 43-101 compliant Resource Estimate at the Paca open-pit project by year-end.” Currently all of Apogee’s projects are located in the historic silver producing regions of central and southwest Bolivia. The 100%-owned La Solucion mine has a 14 year production history and hosts a 120 t/d day flotation mill. The Pulacayo-Paca project is a joint venture with Apex Silver Mines on the second-largest silver mine in the history of Bolivia with over 600 Moz of past production. The Buena Vista project is a high-grade gold-silver project with historic production dating back over 200 years.last_img read more

New Flowrox Smart Expulse™ offers smart solutions

first_imgFlowrox, the supplier of heavy-duty valves, pump solutions and systems, has entered the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) era by bringing to market a new generation of SMART SOLUTIONS™ that offer a new way to control, operate and visualize equipment and entire facilities by means of a 3D user interface. The newest innovation is Flowrox Smart Expulse™, a pulsation dampener with a Smart option.Pulsations can cause distractions, a common issue with several types of positive displacement pumps. Pulsations can result in annoying noise and vibrations in the process pipeline, which can potentially lead to breakages over time. Flowrox offers the ideal solution to this problem: Flowrox Smart Expulse™. This innovation will help you to achieve the dream of any plant operator – fluent processes without any distractions.Flowrox Expulse™ is the simplest and most robust inline pulsation dampener on the market. This solution quiets the banging noise by settling up to 90% of pressure peaks that can eventually lead to pipeline breakage. Moreover, it saves up to 10% in pumping energy by temporarily storing it to the flexible inner hose and filler gas. The flexible construction eases system maintenance, leading to reduced downtime costs.The new Smart option enables accurate pressure control regardless of process changes. This prolongs system lifetime also in the most challenging conditions. Flowrox SmartCube can simultaneously control up to five Expulses, and their performance can be monitored using the Flowrox Malibu™platform.It is also possible to connect other process parameters and indicate values in Malibu™, which is accessible on any device with an Internet browser.The Flowrox Smart Expulse™pulsation dampener can be installed on any pulsating pump from any manufacturer on the market. Its flexible construction makes pump maintenance extremely simple, and it does not collect any sediment or particles. The Smart feature additionally contributes to saving extra energy, making it an excellent solution for a wide range of heavy industries.last_img read more

Rock Tech optimistic for development of Georgia Lake lithium project

first_imgRock Tech Lithium Inc reports that an NI 43-101 Technical Report completed by DMT GmbH has been filed on SEDAR. The Technical Report, a PEA, assesses the economic potential at Rock Tech’s flagship 100%-owned Georgia Lake lithium property in the Thunder Bay Mining District of northwest Ontario, Canada.The results of the PEA include a pre-tax NPV of $312 million at a discount rate of 8% and a pre-tax IRR of 62.2%. The PEA focused on only a portion of the Georgia Lake project centred around an area referred to as the Nama Creek Main Zone, excluding additional inferred resources the company has defined on other areas of the property as included in the updated resource estimate disclosed on June 27, 2018 and filed on SEDAR on August 10, 2018. In the PEA, DMT covered all relevant topics for the development of the mine and the production of spodumene concentrate, including project infrastructure, mine design and operations, recovery, processing and reclamation.“The completion of the PEA is a key milestone in the development of our Georgia Lake lithium property,” said Martin Stephan, CEO of Rock Tech. “We are pleased that the results confirm our optimism with respect to the project and confirm for our shareholders that their investments in advancing this project have been a success. Although the PEA focused only on a portion of our NI 43-101 resource estimate, it shows the real value of our company’s assets and proves the excellent profit potential with an expected annual EBITDA of C$64 million which is nearly double the current market capitalization.”Highlights from the PEA, with the base-case chemical grade spodumene concentrate of 6.2% lithium oxide (Li2O) price of $800/t for the first five years and $850/t for the next six years and an exchange rate of $1.30 US$/C$, are as follows:•Life of mine revenue is C$1,136 million•Annual EBITDA is C$64.2 million•Pre-production capital is C$65.3•Sustaining capital is C$62 million•Pre-tax NPV (8% discount rate) of C$312 million and an IRR of 62.2%•Positive cash flow is realized in Year 3 of the project•11-year mine life including open pit and underground operations for the Main Resource Zone•Total production of 1.1 Mt of chemical grade spodumene concentrate of 6.2% Li2O (96.000 t/y).last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Friday

first_img No Comments Here’s What Happened Today: Friday Pressure on Kenny, two hit and runs in 24 hours and 600 jobs at Microsoft – it’s the Evening Fix. INTERNATIONAL  Source: Susan Walsh#TRUMP: The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilise as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorised immigrants according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.#MARYLAND: Four days after being beaten to death in his cell, a 69-year-old man had his rape conviction overturned.#US: Ashton Kutcher was close to tears this week as he urged US lawmakers to support efforts aimed at bringing an end to child sexual exploitation.#BANGKOK: An elderly monk is on the run as Thai police investigate multi-million euro scam.PARTING SHOTThis is the great story behind the photo of an unexpected fan watching a camogie game in Clare that became one of the most quintessentially GAA photos of all time. Source: Photograph By John Kelly Photogr Feb 17th 2017, 9:14 PM Friday 17 Feb 2017, 9:14 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Alan Farrell has become the first Fine Gael TD to say he has no confidence in Enda Kenny.A court has heard that a man ‘threatened to break his wife’s teeth with knuckle-duster’ at the Ballyogan house siege yesterday.A man has been convicted of murder and a second of manslaughter for killing a man with an axe during an argument over a pedigree chihuahua.A man in his 20s was found dead after hit and run in Meath yesterday evening and there has been a second hit and run today, a woman is in a critical condition after being hit by coach luggage door in Dublin.It cost over €12,000 to send Shane Ross to deal with Rio ticket controversy.A Donegal man who sexually exploited a 15-year-old girl he met on a youth mental health website has been jailed for 12 months.Tesco Ireland said it painted over a pedestrian crossing at its Bray superstore, during a strike, over safety concerns.Looking for a new job? Microsoft says it is hiring 600 people in IrelandRoscrea all-boys boarding school is to close after 112 years.A Cork student died today after contracting meningitis. Share Tweet Email center_img Get our daily news round up: Short URL NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND 10,918 Views By Cliodhna Russelllast_img read more

He was a true pioneer Rolling Stones lead tributes to rock legend

first_img Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived.— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017 By Cormac Fitzgerald Source: Mick Jagger/Twitter When I was 10 years old and I dreamed every night of moving to America, Chuck Berry played the soundtrack. He rocked the world. RIP.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 18, 2017 8,787 Views Source: Arnold/Twitter 13 Comments Short URL Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain’t bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 18, 2017 Source: Stephen King/Twitter Source: The Rolling Stones/Twitter Source: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA ImagesTHE ROLLING STONES, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and many others have paid their respects to rock n’ roll legend Chuck Berry who has died aged 90.Berry became a sensation in the years after World War II as he brought together rhythm and blues, country guitar and a consummate stage showmanship.His 1958 hit Johnny B. Goode was so influential and recognisable that the US space programme chose it to represent rock music for potential extraterrestrial listeners on the Voyager spacecraft.His career was interrupted when he was arrested in 1959 under an obscure law for taking a 14-year-old girl across state lines for “immoral purposes.”The Mann Act – the act under which Berry was charged – was a vague law designed to crack down on organised prostitution. However, its vague language led to it being applied selectively in a number of cases, including Berry’s.Berry defended himself against allegations that he had slept with the young waitress. But he was convicted by an all-white jury and served a year and a half in prison.He had a huge influence on some of the world’s most famous musicians and there has been an outpouring of respect paid by the musical community.“The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock’n’roll & a massive influence,” the band wrote in a tweet. The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock’n’roll & a massive influence.— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) March 18, 2017 Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr also tweeted his tribute to Berry. R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock ‘n’ roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017 Source: Lenny Kravitz/Twittercenter_img Source: Bruce Springsteen/Twitter Share Tweet Email Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger also paid tribute to Berry, crediting him as a huge inspiration. Source: #RingoStarr/Twitter Rock musician Lenny Kravitz, movistar Arnold Schwarzenegger and writer Stephen King were among the others to offer their condolences and pay their respect to the rock legend. – © AFP, 2017 – With reporting from Cormac FitzgeraldRead: Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90 His lyrics shone above others & threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing&your music is engraved inside us forever— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017 Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 12:01 PM Mar 19th 2017, 12:01 PM ‘He was a true pioneer’: Rolling Stones lead tributes to rock legend Chuck Berry It was announced late last night that Berry had died, aged 90. Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother!— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) March 18, 2017 US rockstar Bruce Springsteen called Berry “rock’s greatest practitioner”, saying his death was a “tremendous loss of a giant for the ages”. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

PDM sworn into Office

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 21, 2016 –  The People’s Democratic Movement was officially sworn into Office on December 20th 2016. The party was successful in securing victory at the polls on December 15th winning 10 out of 15 electoral seats. Ministerial appointments are as follows:Hon. Sharlene Cartwright- Robinson– Premier and Minister of Finance, Trade and InvestmentHon. Sean R. Astwood– Deputy Premier and Minister of Immigration and Border Control and EmploymentHon. Vaden D. Williams– Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and CommunicationHon. McMillin Goldray Ewing– Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and PlanningHon. Josephine Connolly-Minister of Education, Youth, Sports, Culture and Library ServicesHon. Edwin Astwood– Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human ServicesHon. Ralph Higgs- Minister of Tourism, Environment, Heritage and CultureThe party has agreed that there will be periodic rotation of Ministerial positions.The PDM has selected Hon. Karen Malcolm to serve as Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly.Hon. Derek Taylor will work out of the Premier’s Office in Grand Turk.Hon. Douglas Parnell will work of out of the Premier’s Office in Providenciales and will spearhead negotiations on constitutional change, UK relations, business development and inward investment.Hon. Dwayne Taylor has been selected to become Speaker of the House of Assembly upon the opening of the House of Assembly.Mr. Maxovonno Thomas has been selected to become the PDM Government’s appointed member to the House of Assembly. Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PDMSwornIn PDM Sworn into Officecenter_img #MagneticMediaNews#PDMSwornIn Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

BAHAMAS Legal Year 2018 opens in the Supreme Court

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 12, 2018 – Nassau – Despite intermittent rain, Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs officially opened the Legal Year 2018 during a ceremony marked by the traditional, pomp and pageantry at the Supreme Courts, Bank Lane and Parliament Street, Thursday, January 11, 2018.An Integrated Justice System dedicated to tracking criminals, digital audio, bail management and the Advanced Performance Exponents Inc. are among   initiatives occurring within the past year which the Acting Chief Justice outlined in his remarks.  Moreover, Justice Isaacs addressed “significant” movements within the Supreme Court and judicial education. Chief among the movements is the appointment of Chief Justice Sir Hartman Longley to President of the Court of Appeal in December 2017.Amidst the pageantry and celebrations, the Chief Justice said the judiciary is at the heart of a “vexing” social problem that is plaguing The Bahamas, the rise of violent crime.“It’s genesis is not a single factor, but a combination of factors, which, when taken together, paint a picture of the way that our society has evolved in modern times.“I can only venture to give an incomplete inventory of those factors which begin at birth in the home where guidance begins and where family planning has its greatest impact, in the surrounding communities where young persons are invariably influenced one way or another, in the schools where we try to educate our young people so that they may become productive citizens.  In this mix there are positive forces doing whatever possible to create responsible citizens, such as committed parents, youth organizations, the church in its various denominations and the attendant outreach programmes,” he said.Senator the Hon. Carl Bethel, Attorney General and Kahlil Parker, President of the Bahamas Bar Association also delivered remarks.A procession of members of the Legal Profession through Downtown, Bay Street, to the Supreme Court in Bank Lane and Parliament Street preceded the ceremony. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band led the march.A reception followed the event.Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Battle Ground float area bands win Rose Parade honors

first_imgThe Battle Ground community float received the theme award Saturday at the 2010 Portland Rose Festival’s KeyBank Grand Floral Parade in Portland. The float, created by the Battle Ground Rose Festival Committee, was far from the only Clark County entry honored.The Heritage High School band took first place in the Out of State Open category for marching bands with 100 or more members, and bands from Columbia River, Battle Ground and Prairie high schools came in first, second and third, respectively in the Out of State Open Division A category for bands with 99 members or less.In the band support category, Heritage High School took third place among flag and dance teams. Columbia River High School took second place for parent support and outwalkers, and Heritage High School took third. Battle Ground High School took third place in cheerleading.Here are the complete results for the 2010 Portland Rose Festival’s KeyBank Grand Floral Parade:ROSE FESTIVAL QUEENVictoria Dinu, Grant High School, Portland. FLOAT AWARDS Al Reser Sweepstakes Award (Most outstanding float in the Parade): Spirit Mountain CasinoQueen’s Award (Most outstanding non-motorized float in the parade): Regence BlueCross BlueShieldPresident’s Award (Most effective overall floral presentation): Reser’s Fine FoodsGovernor’s Award (Best depiction of life in Oregon): The Oregonian – Bicycle Powered FloatRoyal Rosarian Award (Best craftsmanship and workmanship): Alaska Airlines and Horizon AirRose Society Award (Best use of roses): Royal Rosarian FoundationRose Festival Directors Award (Best depiction of volunteerism): Salvation ArmyRose Festival Court Award (Best example of enthusiasm and teamwork): Latin Community/Regence & Devenberg Care HomesGrand Marshal Award (Best depiction of whimsy): KeyBankTheme Award (Best presentation of Rose Festival theme): Battle Ground Rose Festival CommitteeMayor Harry Lane Award (Best depiction of community spirit): Vietnamese Community of OregonGeorgiana Pittock Award (Most artistic design and presentation): Fred MeyerJudges Award (exceptional merit): Portland General ElectricGolden Rose Award (exceptional merit): Portland Kaohsiung Sister City AssociationBAND AWARDS Band Sweepstakes (Best Band in Parade): Westview High School Marching Band, PortlandIn-State Open (100 or more)First Place: Century High School Marching Band, HillsboroSecond Place: Oregon City High School Marching Band, Oregon CityOut of State Open (100 or more)First Place: Heritage High School, VancouverSecond Place: Granada Hills Highlander marching Band, Granada Hills, Calif.In-State Division A (99 Members or Less)First Place: Sunset High School, Portland Second Place: Beaverton High School, Beaverton Third Place: Liberty High school, HillsboroOut-of-State Division A (99 Members or Less)First Place: Columbia River High School, Vancouver Second Place: Battle Ground High School, Battle GroundThird Place: Prairie High School, Battle GroundCAPTION AWARDS (Band Support) Flag and DanceFirst: ShuTe High School, Kaohsiung, TaiwanSecond: Westview High School, PortlandThird: Heritage High School, VancouverParent Support and OutwalkersFirst: Kingston High School, KingstonSecond: Columbia River High School, VancouverThird: Heritage High School, VancouverCheerleadingFirst: Beaverton High School Second: Westview High SchoolThird: Battle GroundEQUESTRIAN AWARDS Vern Hulit Award for Excellence in Preparation, Organization and Presentation: Columbia County Fair & Rodeo CourtNative or National Costume, Individual/Pair: Happy Canyon Princesses – Katie Harris & Alex NiloNative or National Costume, Group: Rancho Tres PotrillosFancy Dress or Other Costume, Individual/Pair: Believe in the Spirit – Rhonda Sallee & AuzzieFancy Dress Group: Oregon Pinto Horse Association – Queen and Court Color Guard: Clackamas County Sheriff’s PosseEquestrian Group: Pacific Wild Horse Club Horse-Drawn Wagon or Carriage: Roger Laster from Christmas Valley, Ore.Rodeo or Fair Queen: Molalla Buckeroo Queen – Alexis Mitchell Rodeo or Fair Queen and Court: Columbia County Fair & Rodeo CourtState, Regional or Association Queen: Miss Rodeo Oregon – Ashley ZeiglerEquestrian Scoopers – Junior: “Lumpy” The Rodeo Clown & Ozzie Equestrian Scoopers: Park Bureau: Star Wars Pooper Troopers Regence Grand Floral WalkBest StrollerFirst Prize: Kate Wack – “Live @ 7 Stroller Float”Runner-Up: Liz Nelson – “The Other Rose Court”Best Individual CostumeFirst Prize: Nancy Webb – “Busy Bee”Runner-Up: Estelle FranklinBest Costumed GroupFirst Prize: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (Lori Davis, Lois Brooks, Dione Fugere, Sarah Maffei, Karen Myers, Liz Hoveke)Runner-Up: “Red, White & Blue” (Katie, Lynn, and Dawn Dravis)last_img read more

Give us chance to serve you again Hasina asks people

first_imgSheikh HasinaSeeking votes for Awami League in the next general elections for “continuation of development”, AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday claimed that her party does not want to see any bloodshed.”We don’t want to see any bloodshed in Bangladesh. Bangladesh will be a developed and prosperous country…it’ll will march forward,” she said.Sheikh Hasina was speaking at a public rally at Jessore Eidgah Maidan.Chaired by district AL president Shahidul Islam Milon, the rally was addressed, among others, by AL presidium member Pijush Kanti Bhatacharya, Dipu Moni, Mahbubul Alam Hanif and Kazi Nabil Ahmed, MP.Sheikh Hasina said the way the voters gave their mandates in favour of AL-nominated candidates in the last general election the same way they will choose them in the next national election.”Please, give the chance to serve you again by casting your votes for the Awami League candidates as you did in the past,” she said.Terming the BNP-Jamaat alliance as the synonyms of killing, torture, militancy and terrorism, the prime minister said whenever AL comes to power people enjoy peace and security. “We want peace and development in the country and that is our prime task,” she said.Earlier arriving at the venue, the prime minister laid the foundation stones of 27 development projects, including the Academic Building of Jessore Medical College, Waterlogging Removal Project of the Kapotakkhya River (first phase), the 500-seat Shaheed Mashiur Rahman Auditorium-cum-Multipurpose Hall, the Public Library (third phase) Development Project, Jessore Police Super Building, Jessore Police Hospital, Sheikh Russel’s Sculptor, Jhikargahcha Upazila Muktijoddha Complex, the Waterlogging Removal and Sustainable Water Management Development Project of the Bhairab River, upgradation work on Jessore-Benapole National Highway and Jessore-Benapole (Palashbari-Rajghat portion) road, Jessore Central Shaheed Minar, Hamidpur Compost Plant, Pre-treatment Plant and Biogas Plant and Control Landfill Cell Work.last_img read more

Racial concerns prompt Christian university in Oklahoma to rename auditorium

first_img Bobby Ross Jr.,Load Comments,Omar’s Israel remarks expose Democrats’ simmering divisions By: Bobby Ross Jr. Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws August 30, 2019 News Baptists who split from Southern Baptist Convention have own sex abuse policies By: Bobby Ross Jr. Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! By: Bobby Ross Jr. Share This! Bobby Ross Jr. Share This! News • Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — A Christian university in Oklahoma is renaming its main auditorium — known for a half-century as Hardeman Auditorium — amid concerns over a racist statement attributed to the late namesake, N.B. Hardeman.The president of Oklahoma Christian University, which is associated with Churches of Christ, recently revealed to students that the assembly hall’s new name will honor donors Benton and Paula Baugh.The Baughs are members of the Memorial Church of Christ in Houston and active proponents of racial unity efforts in Texas’ largest city. They recently gave Oklahoma Christian $1 million — just their latest donation after previous seven-figure support of the university’s Bible and engineering programs.Students greeted President John deSteiguer’s announcement of the newly renamed Baugh Auditorium — already dubbed the “Baughditorium” — with a standing ovation.Oklahoma Christian University President John deSteiguer reveals that the school assembly hall’s new name will honor donors Benton and Paula Baugh at the former Hardeman Auditorium in Oklahoma City on Feb. 26, 2019. Photo courtesy of Hayley Bentley, Oklahoma Christian University“For a lot of African-American students, we’re happy that the name is changing,” said Elise Miller, a sophomore from Plano, Texas. “It’s difficult to worship under the context of a man who, if you met him, probably wouldn’t like you.”In 1966, Oklahoma Christian dedicated the 1,175-seat auditorium in memory of the late N.B. Hardeman, whom the university’s website called “a great preacher among churches of Christ in the early part of the 20th century and a longtime president of Freed-Hardeman College.”But recently, some students, faculty members and alumni raised questions about whether Hardeman was a racist.“As I learned more and more about the levels of concern that people had, I thought: Hospitality and welcoming people are such important core values of this institution that we probably needed to make a change,” deSteiguer said.Minority and international students comprise roughly one-third of Oklahoma Christian’s total enrollment of nearly 2,300.In an article titled “Negro Meetings for White People” in the March 1941 edition of the Bible Banner, prominent Church of Christ preacher Foy Wallace wrote that Hardeman refused to meet with African-American Christians and made derogatory comments about them while speaking in Texas.“When N. B. Hardeman held the valley-wide meeting at Harlingen, Texas, some misguided brethren brought a group of negroes up to the front to be introduced to and shake hands with him,” Wallace wrote. “Brother Hardeman told them publicly that he could see all of the colored brethren he cared to see on the outside after services, and that he could say everything to them that he wanted to say without the formality of shaking hands. I think he was right. He told of a prominent brother in the church who went wild over the negroes and showed them such social courtesies that one day one of the negroes asked him if he might marry his daughter. That gave the brother a jolt and he changed his attitude!”Douglas A. Foster, director of the Center for Restoration Studies at Abilene Christian University in Texas, said the statement attributed to Hardeman was “typical of the overtly racist attitudes of the day, including the reference to black men as sexual predators and the specter of miscegenation.”“Hardeman, like virtually all the white leaders of our churches and schools, bought wholly into white supremacist ideology, and it was manifested throughout all his dealings with people,” Foster said.Oklahoma Christian officials quietly removed the Hardeman name from the auditorium over the Christmas break, a fact first reported by the student newspaper The Talon in late January.Brad Bradshaw, a great-grandson of Hardeman, responded that nothing in his great-grandfather’s life, actions or works “supports any kind of disunity in the church. On the contrary, he was in favor of unity.”The great-grandson, who attends a Church of Christ in the Atlanta area, said older relatives who knew Hardeman well and are still living witnessed no hint of racial prejudice.“The allegations that my great-grandfather was a racist are a complete lie,” said Bradshaw, who was 9 years old when Hardeman died at age 91 in 1965. “It upset me, and it upset the family.”Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., also is associated with Churches of Christ. It’s named after A.G. Freed and Hardeman. Officials there declined to comment on Oklahoma Christian’s decision to rename its auditorium.However, Freed-Hardeman President David Shannon addressed racial issues at the Tennessee university’s recent 83rd annual Bible Lectureship. Shannon responded to a keynote sermon by a prominent African-American minister named Eugene Lawton. The New Jersey preacher’s message, taken from Exodus 22:21-27, addressed how “liberation from injustice was needed in Egypt then, and liberation from injustice is needed now in America,” according to the online program.Eugene Lawton, minister for the Newark, N.J., Church of Christ, preaches on liberation from injustice at the 83rd annual Bible Lectureship at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., on Feb. 5, 2019. Photo courtesy of Bramblett GroupShannon voiced regret for “so many injustices that we simply cannot explain.”“We regret the violent times of the Civil War and civil rights (era) — times of prejudice and cruel hatred,” Shannon told the lectureship crowd. “I regret times that we settled to be nice yet to be separate.”Shannon also said that “many of our Christian schools only opened the doors to all races when our government tied their funding — federal funding — to this discussion.”“There’s no way to explain that away, to make it right,” he said. “It’s just not. For this I’m sorry.”Churches of Christ have an estimated 1.4 million adherents in 12,000 congregations nationwide, according to a national directory.In recent years, universities associated with Churches of Christ have taken steps aimed at racial reconciliation — from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., awarding an honorary doctorate to Fred Gray, a civil rights attorney who once sued Lipscomb, to Abilene Christian launching a center on race studies and spiritual action.At Oklahoma Christian, an annual “History Speaks” series brings civil rights icons such as Gray, former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and Terrence Roberts and Carlotta Walls LaNier of the Little Rock Nine to campus.“It’s been a priority for us to bring in heroes who we could learn from and be with as we try to make this a more welcoming community for folks,” deSteiguer said.(Bobby Ross Jr. writes for The Christian Chronicle, where the original version of this article appeared.) Share This! 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Sheena Bora murder Rahul Mukherjea quizzed again

first_imgMedia baron Peter Mukherjea’s son Rahul Mukerjea was on Thursday questioned by Mumbai Police for a second time within 12 hours to unravel the complex web of linkages in the Sheena Bora murder case as he was in a relationship with the deceased.Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria is personally involved in the investigation being conducted by Khar police in suburban Mumbai. He had earlier questioned accused Indrani Mukherjea, mother of Sheena. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThe investigators are also planning to question officials of Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), where 24-year-old Sheena was working as an assistant manager since June 20, 2011.Rahul, Peter Mukherjea’s son from an earlier marriage, was quizzed late last night by the police.According to police officials, Rahul was on Thursday again grilled about his ‘relationship’ with Sheena and also over the reasons for not pursuing the missing complaint about her. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindRahul was also taken to two flats in suburban Bandra and Khar where he had allegedly spent some time with Sheena when they were seeing each other, they said.Rahul and Sheena were said to have been dating for over a year, which Mukherjea’s wife and the main accused, Indrani, did not like.Joint Police Commissioner (Law and Order), Deven Bharti, said, “We will also seek details from Reliance Metro officials about Sheena’s profile, which would give vital information related to the case.”  Sheena had taken leave of absence on April 24, 2012, and, while she was on leave, sent in her written resignation, MMOPL had said on Wednesday in its statement.”When Sheena had taken leave of absence on April 24 and was murdered on the same day, then this is very much clear that her resignation letter or email was sent by someone else,” said a police officer requesting anonymity.”We would be inquiring with Reliance Metro officials over what reasons were cited in her resignation and did she resign through email or by sending hard copy letter. Did MMOPL officials try to verify the resignation letter and contact Sheena’s next of kin to know about her resignation? What did the HR team of Reliance Metro do to make full and final settlement of Sheena’s job and what is the current status? These are few queries that we would be putting forth to officials apart from why did Metro not inform it to the nearest police station about Sheena suddenly going missing from her job,” the officer added.Meanwhile, Indrani’s former husband Sanjeev Khanna, who was arrested from Kolkata on Wednesday, will be produced in a court here on Thursday, police said. Khanna, a resident of Hastings Road area in Kolkata, was arrested from his friend’s flat in Alipore for his alleged involvement in the murder.Sheena was kidnapped from outside the National College in western suburbs of Mumbai. She came here from Assam in 1990s along with Indrani and completed BA Economics from St Xavier’s College.In June 2011, she got a job with Reliance Mumbai Metro but suddenly stopped coming to duty after some time, police said. In the same year, her Facebook account was deactivated.Police had unearthed remains of a decomposed body three years ago after villagers at Gagode in Pen tehsil complained of foul smell emanating from the area.According to Rakesh Maria, the victim was strangulated to death and her body set afire after pouring petrol. The murder took place on April 24, 2012, and the body was found by Raigad police on May 23, he said. Maria also said that Khanna is an accused in the case.Police also claimed that the former Star India CEO’s wife Indrani, 43, was present at the site in Raigad district where Sheena was killed. Now, they are also probing the honour killing angle.”Although the motive behind the murder still remains a mystery, we are probing all the angles as we strongly suspect honour killing in this case,” said a police inspector.As investigators dug deeper into the mystery of the death of the 24-year-old, a complex web of lies and relationships unravelled and it emerged that Sheena was Indrani’s daughter and not sister as maintained earlier.The victim is stated to be Indrani’s daughter from an earlier marriage with one Siddharth Das.Intriguing claims also came to light that Indrani had introduced her daughter and son to people as sister and brother. After the murder, she is also said to have claimed that Sheena had gone to the US for higher studies.last_img read more

Education First EF looking for host families in Mississauga

first_imgEducation First (EF) looking for host families in Mississauga Share Posted by Travelweek Group Thursday, October 26, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> MISSISSAUGA — Education First has introduced its Language Travel program to the Mississauga area and is now looking for families in the area interested in hosting students for its short-term summer program.From the end of June to mid-August 2018, students from all over the world will be coming to the Greater Toronto Area to participate in two- to four-week programs.EF says it has an urgent need for families interested in opening their home to the world by hosting one of these students. EF can provide a weekly stipend during the student’s visit, to help cover extra costs. The company also has a referral program for anyone with a large network of family members interested in taking part.EF Education First has been the world’s leader in international education for the past 50 years, offering students from Europe and Asia ages 8-18 the opportunity to spend two to four weeks in Canada to improve their language skills, live with a local host family and learn about Canadian culture through fun and immersive activities.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backAnyone looking for more information can contact Robyn Blanton at (617) 619-2903 or email read more

Puerto Rico police protest seek salary redress

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Federal prosecutors also have accused the department of corruption and civil rights violations, and the American Civil Liberties Union has also filed two lawsuits related to those complaints.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Hundreds of police officers in Puerto Rico are taking to the streets to demand higher salaries and the payment of back wages.Police accuse the government of not honoring several laws that among other things would give them an additional $200 a month. The officers plan to file a complaint Tuesday with an appeals court.Puerto Rico has the second largest police force of any U.S. jurisdiction, with some 17,000 officers. The department has come under fire due to a record number of homicides last year.center_img Top Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Parents, stop beating yourself up Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

Philippines tourists receive visafree extension

first_imgThe Philippines has extended its visa-free privileges from 21 to 30 days.Foreign nationals from 151 countries can now enter the Philippines without a visa and remain in the country for a maximum of 30 days, according to a new Executive Order.The extended visa-free initiative was conceived through inter-agency coordination among the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism, Department of Justice, Bureau of Immigration and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency.Australia is among the multitude of countries affected by this new policy, which came into effect on 1 August 2013.Visa-free entrants to the Philippines must have a passport valid for at least six months beyond the contemplated stay dates and possess a return ticket to their country of origin or onward destination.For the full list of eligible countries visit Consular Services on the Philippine Embassy website.Source = ETB News: P.T. These days it is not only more fun in the Philippines.  The fun lasts longer!last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter InterContinental Hotel

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterInterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the global roll out of Your Rate by IHG Rewards Club, an exclusive rate offered to IHG Rewards Club members when they book direct. It is part of the ongoing evolution of IHG Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme, with over 92 million members worldwide. IHG Rewards Club already offers industry leading benefits that include no blackout dates on Reward Nights, mobile check-in and extended checkout times.From this month, Your Rate by IHG Rewards Club will launch at IHG hotels in the Americas and Europe, and will be promoted as part of major brand campaigns in both regions. It will be rolled out across the remainder of IHG’s estate in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and China later in the year. The new member benefit will be tailored to reflect the local dynamic in individual regions and markets.IHG’s decision to launch Your Rate by IHG Rewards Club follows a successful pilot of exclusive member rates in Europe and the Americas in 2015. It is supported by extensive consumer research into what IHG Rewards Club members are looking for from a loyalty programme, namely that they belong to a special club with preferred pricing for members.Keith Barr, Chief Commercial Officer, IHG, said: “IHG is a consumer driven company and we are committed to ensuring that we provide a superior and personalised experience for our millions of guests around the world. Offering exclusive rates to our most loyal guests who know and trust IHG’s family of brands is a key part of this. The launch of Your Rate by IHG Rewards Club is another important milestone for our loyalty programme, which last year launched a new top-tier membership level, Spire Elite, alongside a series of other benefits.”Exclusive hotel rates will be available when members book direct via IHG branded websites, the IHG App or phone reservations through IHG’s global call centres. Over the coming weeks, these rates may also be booked by select travel partners on behalf of any IHG Rewards Club Member through eligible channels.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Building permits up 42 in January to July Cystat says

first_imgThe construction area of projects that obtained a building permit in the first seven months of the year rose 42 per cent, to 773,251 square meters, compared to the respective period of 2016 and their value rose 49 per cent, to €857.6m, the statistical service said.This is mainly due to a 41 per cent year-on-year increase in the construction areas of housing projects that received a building permit, to 607,547 square meters, and a 50 per cent rise in their value, to €623.1m, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Thursday. The construction area of non-housing projects rose 18 per cent, to 131,427 square meters, and their value 11 per cent, to €136.2m.The number of residential units that received building permits rose 40 per cent in January to July, to 2,807, compared to a year before, Cystat said. Almost half of them are detached houses.Building permits are a significant leading economic indicator.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more