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Greys Anatomy Star Sandra Oh Poses in Moroccan Gandoura

Greys Anatomy Star Sandra Oh Poses in Moroccan Gandoura

By Myriam Ait MalkRabat – Actress Sandra Oh, famous for portraying Dr. Cristina Yang on the American television series “Grey’s Anatomy,” shared a photo of herself in a Moroccan gandoura in Marrakech on May 25 on Instagram.While visiting a clothing boutique in the Red City, Oh posted a photo of herself wearing a bright pink gandoura and a sunhat on her Instagram. She captioned the picture with the hashtag #Lovely. @noryaayron It was so nice meeting you too. #Boutique #LovelyA photo posted by Sandra Oh (@iam_sandraoh) on May 25, 2016 at 5:33am PDTThe Canadian actress is currently in Morocco to take part in a “Theatre Lab” organized by the Sundance Institution, an American NGO that works to promote independent cinema internationally.Along with four other actors, Oh is serving as a creative adviser to the participants in the Theatre Lab, sharing her experience and advice.Through its initiative in Morocco, the organization aims to support emerging Moroccan artists. The initiative is currently taking place in Marrakech May 8-29.The program is being supervised by Sundance Institute Theatre Program Producing Director Christopher Hibma and Artistic Director Phillip Himberg. read more

Some 180 nations and territories take part in UNbacked immunization drive

Some 180 nations and territories take part in UNbacked immunization drive

25 April 2011Some 180 countries and territories are for the first time carrying out simultaneous United Nations-backed immunization campaigns this week, targeting diseases such as influenza, measles, polio and tetanus. The Immunization Week, which began on Saturday, is taking place across the five UN World Health Organization (WHO) regions of Africa, the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and the Western Pacific. “I believe Immunization Week will have a significant impact on emphasizing the need to remain vigilant against vaccine-preventable diseases – even those that we do not see within our communities,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. Over the course of the week, outreach teams will visit communities with limited access to regular health services such as those living in remote areas, urban fringes and internally displaced people to administer vaccines.Vaccinations will be provided to protect against diseases such as diphtheria, hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, maternal and neonatal tetanus, polio, rubella, whooping cough and yellow fever. Other activities include training sessions and workshops for health workers, as well as round-table discussions with political decision-makers, medical professionals, parents, and caregivers. Dr. Chan noted that even with all the positive cooperation, innovation and collaboration that exist, “we are at risk of losing many of the gains that have been made and forgoing the additional benefits that are within reach.”The recent outbreaks of measles, pertussis and polio in different parts of the world have highlighted the work that remains to be done, she said. Last week WHO urged European countries to work more closely together to combat measles – which is entirely preventable – after a surge in the number of cases across the continent since the start of the year. At least 6,500 cases have been reported already, with significant outbreaks observed in 30 countries, including Belgium, France, Serbia, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Spain. read more

Canada headed for huge economic crisis if no action taken to improve

Canada headed for huge economic crisis if no action taken to improve

“The way I frame it to my colleagues and to the people who say to me ’We can’t afford to do that (because) the economy is too fragile,’ my response is if we don’t find a way to do this now, we will pay later,” she said. “So we make a choice about whether we plan or whether we react.”In December 2010, Ottawa and the provinces agreed to a half-way measure by creating so-called voluntary pooled registered plans, but Ontario says that’s not enough.Several business lobby groups have opposed enhancing the CPP, instead advocating for Canadians to find alternate plans for retirement, including the pooled pension plans and other forms of savings without increasing the cost to businesses.Wynne also intends to push the pension reform issue when the premiers meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper next month. TORONTO — Canada is headed for a “huge economic crisis” if the provinces and federal government don’t take action now to improve retirement incomes, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne warned Tuesday.[np_storybar title=”An early look at what ‘Big CPP’ will look like” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2013/11/09/an-early-look-at-what-big-cpp-will-look-like/”%5DWith an expansion of the Canada Pension Plan becoming much closer to reality, Fred Vettese offers a comprehensive guide to what it might mean to Canadians and the big choices that lie ahead. Keep reading. [/np_storybar]“One of our fundamental priorities is retirement income security, especially for the middle class,” Wynne told a business audience in Toronto.“People are not saving enough for retirement and if we let this go unchecked we’re going to face a huge economic crisis.”Ontario’s Liberal government recently announced it would create a provincial retirement income plan if it can’t convince Ottawa and the other provinces to enhance the Canada Pension Plan.“I believe that governments have to ensure a reliable and responsible retirement income system, one that evolves and responds to the practical realities of the times that we’re dealing with,” Wynne told the ACG Capital Connections conference.“So we’re taking the lead in Ontario on that conversation across Canada, to make sure that we’re thinking ahead and making sure that everyone in this province is prepared for retirement.”Wynne will raise the retirement income issue with the other provincial and territorial leaders when they meet Friday in Toronto.“I will be meeting with my colleague premiers at the end of the week and will be talking about that as one aspect of our relationship,” she said.Ontario is not the only province that has been pushing for action on the CPP for the past several years. Prince Edward Island wants to boost maximum CPP contributions to $4,681.20 a year from $2,356.20 starting in 2016, and also increase the maximum annual benefit to $23,400 from $12,150.Quebec and Alberta have opposed CPP reform, which last week federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty agreed was a good idea. However, Flaherty said it should only be considered when the economy is stronger.“It’s a payroll tax on employers and employees,” warned Flaherty. “I don’t think the idea is a bad idea, I just think the economy has to be able to afford it at the appropriate time.”Wynne said the slow economic recovery is not an excuse to avoid boosting CPP contributions and benefits.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick read more

Fighting instability driving thousands of Liberians into exile UN refugee agency

Fighting instability driving thousands of Liberians into exile UN refugee agency

UNHCR has transferred 2,400 of an estimated 3,400 Liberians who last week fled to the Sierra Leone border to camps further inland, a spokesman for the agency said at a press briefing in Geneva.Although the number of formally registered new arrivals in Sierra Leone declined last week, there were reports that refugees are increasingly entering the country through unofficial crossing points along the Mano River, UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski said.Meanwhile, thousands more have also fled into Guinea’s Forest Region, bringing to 13,000 the number of Liberians who have fled to that country so far this year, according to Mr. Janowski. Last week, UNHCR rushed aid supplies from Guinea’s capital, Conakry, to the border zone town of Nzerekore to accommodate the new arrivals.In Liberia, UNHCR has been continuing to register Sierra Leonean refugees wishing to return home, Mr. Janowski said, particularly those at the Sinje Camp, some of whom have endured harassment by armed groups who entered the camp.With somewhat improved security conditions on the Monrovia-Sierra Leone highway, the UN agency was looking to resume overland convoys, he said. read more

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe –

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe –

According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), since the beginning of the year, more than 60,000 people have used the route, with close to 9,500 migrants and refugees having been rescued over the past week and disembarked in various Italian ports. “[However] the total number of dead and missing since the beginning of 2017 has now reached over 1,720,” Babar Baloch, a spokesperson for the agency, told the press at a regular media briefing at the UN Office in Geneva (UNOG) today. “A total of 50 bodies were disembarked over the past few days in Crotone, Palermo and Catania following an undetermined number of incidents, in which dozens of others are feared dead or missing at sea.” Last week alone, at least 116 people died or went missing in shipwrecks in the region. In one such tragedy, early morning on 24 May, 33 people – including 13 women and seven children – lost their lives and dozens more feared missing when a wooden vessel carrying somewhere between 700-900 passengers sunk. 593 persons (from Sudan, Eritrea, the Comoro Islands, Egypt and Morocco) – many are deeply traumatized by the ordeal – were rescued. Furthermore, on 23 May, some 82 people died or went missing when a dinghy carrying 126 people, mostly from Nigeria, Ghana, Sudan and Cameroon capsized. The others were rescued by an Egyptian fishing boat that came to their aid. Also, on 27 May, the Tunisian Coastguard rescued a boat carrying 126 people, including 48 women, a five-year old boy and three babies, and took them to the port of Zarzis. A Nigerian woman, however, lost her life. “UNHCR praises the Italian Coastguard for their constant efforts in coordinating rescue operations as well as the Tunisian Coastguard and the crew of all the ships involved for saving so many lives,” said Mr. Baloch, reiterating the UN agency’s call for alternatives to such dangerous crossings, including accessible and safe ways to reach Europe such as family reunification, resettlement and private sponsorship. Attacks on refugees and migrants further complicate situationFurther compounding the challenges for refugees and migrants, there are reports of attacks on refugees and migrants at during crossings as well as in places where they embark. “Survivors disembarked in Salerno last Saturday told our staff that their boat was approached by criminals who stole their belongings and took their engine off, shooting in the air on several occasions,” noted the UNHCR spokesperson, and “luckily, nobody was wounded in the incident.” However, several refugees and migrants landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa over the week-end had gunshot wounds and reported having witnessed friends being fired at or killed. “One man told our staff that he was shot in the leg by members of Libyan militias who also stole his belongings. Another man was shot in the arm and tortured by a trafficker to extract money from him,” he added. read more

Serena Williams Regrets Comments About Rape Case

Serena Williams Regrets Comments About Rape Case

Serena Williams says she’s reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone article as saying ”she shouldn’t have put herself in that position.””I am currently reaching out to the girl’s family to let her know that I am deeply sorry for what was written in the Rolling Stone article,” Williams said in a statement released through her agent Wednesday. ”What was written – what I supposedly said – is insensitive and hurtful, and I, by no means, would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame.”The comment was made in one paragraph of a lengthy story posted online Tuesday about Williams, a 16-time Grand Slam title winner who is ranked No. 1 heading into Wimbledon, which starts next week.Two players from the Steubenville, Ohio, high school football team were convicted in March of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl; one of the boys was ordered to serve an additional year for photographing the girl naked. The case gained widespread attention in part because of the callousness with which other students used social media to gossip about it.”What happened in Steubenville was a real shock for me. I was deeply saddened,” Williams said in the statement. ”For someone to be raped, and at only sixteen, is such a horrible tragedy! For both families involved – that of the rape victim and of the accused.”According to the Rolling Stone story, Williams says the perpetrators of the crime ”did something stupid,” and she asks: ”Do you think it was fair, what they got?”She adds, ”I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don’t take drinks from other people.”Williams also is quoted as saying: ”… she shouldn’t have put herself in that position, unless they slipped her something, then that’s different.”Williams is in England preparing for Wimbledon.”I have fought all of my career for women’s equality, women’s equal rights, respect in their fields – anything I could do to support women, I have done,” she said in the statement. ”My prayers and support always goes out to the rape victim. In this case, most especially, to an innocent 16-year-old child.”Women’s Tennis Association CEO Stacey Allaster said the tour had been touch with Williams about the article.”If she was accurately quoted, then Serena’s comments were both insensitive and wrong,” Allaster said in a statement. ”We disagree with the statements and have made that clear to her.” read more

Social workers warned not to fleece pensioners

Social workers warned not to fleece pensioners

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAudit finds discrepancies in distribution of Old Age Pension booksJune 10, 2016In “latest news”$13.2B approved for old aged pension in 2019 – as $18.2B approved for Ministry of Social ProtectionDecember 14, 2018In “latest news”RUSAL moves to replace dismissed workersFebruary 27, 2019In “latest news” Social workers were warned by Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally of the consequences defrauding seniors of their annuity, as pension books distribution is slated for November 20.Social workers during the workshopDuring a workshop on Wednesday at the Guyana Police Force Training Centre, social workers were briefed on the next distribution exercise of pension books. Minister Ally in her remarks advised social workers not to attempt to convert the pensions for personal use.The Minister warned that once persons are caught in the act, she will not hesitate to have charges filed, followed by subsequent dismissal. “We will not condone that. Regardless if it is one book, ten books, a hundred books, you are to do what you are supposed to do” the Minister reiterated.She also sternly cautioned, “I am not dealing with suspension, I am dealing with dismissal.”According to Minister Ally, several persons who were caught attempting to defraud pensioners are currently suspended.“That is why we called you here this morning to remind you and to tell you what is expected of you so that you will be prepared and you will know that if you go outside of the rules, anything could happen,” she remarked.Minister of Social Protection, Amna AllyAdditionally, social workers were also reminded to be vigilant of persons who may try to illegally cash more than three pension books.According to a release from the Department of Public Information (DPI) only Toshaos are exempt from this rule. They were also asked by the Minister to be more aware of pensioners holding Guyanese citizenship but opting to collect their pension whilst residing overseas. Minister Ally said Guyana has limited resource and “the people who live here must be able to benefit.”The distribution of pension books will be carried out for a period of three weeks. read more

Coppinger blasts sellout independents after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill

Coppinger blasts sellout independents after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill

first_img Oct 25th 2016, 6:50 PM https://jrnl.ie/3045028 Image: Leah Farrell 236 Comments 50,303 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Updated, 6.50pmRUTH COPPINGER HAS said that it’s because of “sell-out Independents” that the AAA-PBP bill requesting a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment will be rejected.Earlier today, the Government took a unified position on the bill, agreeing collectively to not accept the bill until the Citizens’ Assembly has finished its work.The Government has also agreed to put forward a reasoned amendment to the bill.Speaking on the Dáil plinth today, Coppinger gave this strong statement about Independent TDs in Government, flanked by her AAA-PBP colleagues:This is a sell-out and betrayal by the Independent Ministers like Katherine Zappone, John Halligan and Shane Ross.“Ministers, who said they are in favour of repeal, will line up and vote as part of the government against repealing the Eighth Amendment. They are putting their ministerial seats before the health and lives of women.This vote will guarantee that no referendum will take place during the lifetime of this government.“By the time the Citizens’ Assembly reports back, the Oireachtas Committee sits and then a bill is passed through both houses, the earliest opportunity for a referendum will be late 2018 or early 2019, by that stage this government may not be in power. They have sent a clear message to women telling them they can continue to wait.” The Pro Life Campaign protest outside the Dáil today. Source: Leah FarrellBríd Smith also weighed in, saying:“I am absolutely furious with the ‘so-called’ Independents who are co-operating with Fine Gael to practically ensure that the Eighth Amendment is not dealt with in the lifetime of this Government.To fob us off with the reliance on the adjudication of a Citizens’ Assembly of 99 people is not good enough. It is undemocratic.“It prevents thousands of young people who never had a chance to vote on abortion or women’s bodily autonomy from having their say on the Eighth.”The bill is due to be debated in the Dáil tonight.Citizens’ AssemblyThe Programme for Government, agreed by the coalition in the wake of lengthy talks, said the Eighth Amendment issue would be dealt with by convening a Citizens’ Assembly.In a statement today, a spokesperson said that there were different views in Government around the issue of the Eighth Amendment, but Cabinet had agreed that the Citizens’ Assembly should be allowed to finish its work.The Assembly is expected to give its report on the issue in the first half of next year. The report will then be referred to a special Oireachtas Committee which will be asked to respond to its findings within in six months.Government TDs will be given a free vote on the matter once the Citizens’ Assembly has reported back. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone. Source: Leah FarrellSpeaking this afternoon on RTÉ’s News at One, Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone – who is in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment – said that she and her Cabinet colleagues had come to “mature” decision.“I think we’ve come to very mature decision in terms of how to agree,” she said.The minister said that the Government was not “technically opposing the bill” but inserting an amendment so that the Citizens’ Assembly could finish its work.“I am anxious that we ensure that the process goes as quickly as possible,” she said.The Eighth AmendmentThe Eighth Amendment to the Constitution grants the equal right to life of to the mother and the unborn child, effectively making abortion illegal except in very rare circumstances.The AAA-PBP bill had been contentious, with members of the Independent Alliance in Government initially wanting a free vote on the matter.The Government was keen to avoid a similar situation as had occurred with Independents 4 Change TD Mick Wallace’s bill earlier in the Dáil term.Wallace had put forward a bill which would have allowed for abortions in situations where a child would not live outside the womb.The bill failed to pass, but it was backed by Minister for Transport Shane Ross and junior ministers John Halligan and Finian McGrath, who voted against government advice.Read: Trouble brewing as Independent Alliance still want a free vote on Repeal the Eighth bill Coppinger blasts ‘sell-out independents’ after Government adopts unified stance on abortion bill The bill is due to be debated in the Dáil tonight.center_img Short URL Ruth Coppinger. Tuesday 25 Oct 2016, 6:50 PM Share3055 Tweet Email By Cormac Fitzgerald Ruth Coppinger. Image: Leah Farrelllast_img read more

5 More Podcasts for Comic Fans

5 More Podcasts for Comic Fans

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Spotify Lands Deal With Obamas to Produce Exclusive PodcastsGeek Pick: Blue Snowball Ice Microphone center_img As I moved over to start a humble little spot in comics, I realized that there was a lot of things out there that could help you learn about the craft, the people and creators that made comics ever so delightful. I’m one of those people who love listening to people talk about comics. It fuels me when creators and lovers of comics go on and on about it. It’s a passion that you have to be on the ball for real and to hear another express that desire to create stories, whatever they may be, is admirable.One way we can hear that passion is through podcasts. There are some fantastic comic podcasts geared towards the art of comics and graphic novels, but also talk about different things related (or unrelated) to the topic at hand. Between you and me, those are always the best kind. K. Thor already brought you some spectacular comic podcasts to check out and now I’m here to bring you some more.The Longbox Podcastvia The Longbox PodcastSome of the best types of podcasts are the ones that are completely off-kilter, especially when it comes to comics. With The Longbox Podcast, Matthew Murphy and Tyler Olsen give deep into their favorite recs of the week, some classic titles, films, tv, news and a smorgasbord of all that sweet, sweet comic stuff. Matthew and Tyler are phenomenal together. You come for the comics but stay for the chemistry because the two of them are out of this world. They funny, have the knowledge, and you want to be friends with them. It feels like you’re in the room with them, listening to two friends talk about comics and that’s what you want from your podcasts.The Longbox Podcast just celebrated its 100th episode! I mean, it depends on who’s counting, but 100 episode in a comics podcast is an amazingly fantastic fleet. Trust me. You can listen to The Longbox Podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and check out their Twitter and Website. Go follow these good boys.Women of Marvelvia Women of MarvelThere’s something said about women in comics. We’re very much still a rarity according to some. I don’t know how. However, we continue to do our damn thing and make great strides in creating and talking about the medium we love the most. Women of Marvel focus on this and so much more. They provide amazing conversations and roundtables with topics from the comics community but spanning out into TV and film. They often bring other editors, producers, showrunners and more in from Marvel to give you their stories as well.Women of Marvel are hosted by some of the top coolest ladies at Marvel including Sana Amanat, comic creator and editor and Judy Stephens, producer at Marvel Digital. They’re joined by Adri Cowan, social media manager and formerly Janine Shafter, editor for some X-Titles (they were so good.) They rotate quite frequently and bring on other dope ladies that are within Marvel’s wall to sit down and chat. It’s a terrific show with a brilliant focus on ladies that make a difference in Marvel talking with others who make a difference in Marvel for fans. Join Women of Marvel on iTunes, Overcast and Marvel’s website.Issue Zerovia Issue ZeroThere’s no one else that has a voice like “Fearless” Fred Kennedy, and I doubt there ever will be. Kennedy hosts Issue Zero, where he talks about anything and everything nerdy. He conducts interviews with some of your favorite nerdy people in comics, TV, films and video games. When he speaks to people in this podcast, it’s not only entertaining but downright funny. Kennedy keeps you engaged until the end. You’re laughing with them, and it’s easy to get lost in episodes.Kennedy is also a radio personality, TV host and a comic writer himself. He’s written a comic for Chapterhouse called The Fourth Planet, a visually stunning concept sci-fi comic with extremely other-worldly art by Miko Maciaszek. You can find Issue Zero on iTunes, Libsyn and you can follow him here on Twitter.As an extra special gift that I found, Fred even interviewed the boss lady herself, Sheilah Villari. You can listen to that episode here. (Do it. Do it!)Comic Book Clubvia Comic Book ClubIf you guys have ever listened to Last Podcast on the Left, Comic Book Club feels like the boys club of comics where Last Podcast on the Left feels like the boys club of murder. That may not make sense now, but you’ll understand what I’m talking about when you listen. Hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben, Comic Book Club is a live comic book talk show. The hosts hold a live show at The PIT Loft in NYC AT 8 pm. It’s pretty rad to listen to, especially if you like guys who just want to read comic books and talk about them. LePage, Tyler and Zalben discussion reminds me of listening to guys in comic shops chopping it up over their pulls of the week.You can listen on iTunes, Google Play, and iHeartRadio. You can also check out their ever-growing TV podcasts that talks Legion, Preacher, Riverdale, Krypton and American Gods right here. Also, psst, lovely boss lady Sheilah was on an episode of this one too with Void Trip’s Plaid Klaus. Listen here!Serious Issues: A Comic Book Podcastvia Serious IssuesWhen I did a comics podcast, the one thing I loved was talking about the comics. I loved just going down the list of issues or graphic novels that I read for that week. With Serious Issues, it makes me feel so nostalgic for that time. Serious Issues is one of my favorite comic podcasts right now. You not only get the issues from that week discussed, but you also get the lovely banter of two people who go through a lot of comics. Serious Issues is hosted by Andrew Levins and Siobhan Coombs in a comic book shop called King’s Comics in Sydney, Australia.Between the two of them, they compile the comics they read for that week and just discuss them no matter if they’re good, bad or have different opinions. The banter is hilarious. The hosts are absolutely lovely and honest in the way they talk about comics that will leave you amped for what they’ll say next. You can listen to Serious Issue on iTunes, Planet Broadcasting, and Stitcher.last_img read more

PM Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela on Anniversary of Birth Date

PM Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela on Anniversary of Birth Date

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 20, 2017 – Nassau – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Alexander Minnis  paid tribute to former South Africa President, Mr. Nelson Mandela, during the Opening Session of the Commonwealth Youth Games held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, July 18, 2017.The Opening Ceremony coincided with what would have been President Mandela’s 99th birthday.    The South African leader was born on July 18, 1918 in Mvezo, a tiny village on the banks of the Mbashe River in Transkei, South Africa.    Mr. Mandela died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.Prime Minister Minnis encouraged athletes to “celebrate at these Games, the ideals and values of the Commonwealth, including those of peace, freedom and common purpose for progress and a better and more just world” – all similar to the ideals Mr. Mandela fought for during his lifetime.A civil rights activist and philanthropist who fought for freedom, Mr. Mandela was jailed for 27 years by the South African Government.    He rose to become the country’s first democratically elected President in 1994.The Bahamas was among the global countries that played a significant role in the eventual release of Mr. Mandela from prison, as a signatory to the Nassau Accord at the 1985 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in Nassau, The Bahamas.“The Bahamas Government was pleased to host the 1985 Commonwealth Heads of Government which agreed to the Nassau Accord,” Prime Minister Minnis said.    “The Nassau Accord led to the eventual release of Mr. Mandela from prison after 27 years and played a role in the eventual dismantling of the apartheid system.“In this spirit, let us celebrate at these Games the ideals and values of the Commonwealth, including those of peace, freedom and common purpose for progress and a better and more just world.”From 1994 until June 1999, President Mandela worked to bring about the transition from minority rule and apartheid to black majority rule in South Africa.    He used the nation’s enthusiasm for sports to promote reconciliation between whites and blacks, encouraging black South Africans to support the once-hated national rugby team.    The strategy was later was made into the internationally acclaimed movie — Invictus.Mr. Mandela stepped down as President of South Africa after serving just one term.    President Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his work in dismantling Apartheid in South Africa.Mr. Mandela also worked to protect South Africa’s economy from collapse during his presidency.    Through his Reconstruction and Development Plan, the South African government funded the creation of jobs, housing and basic health care.    In 1996, President Mandela signed a new constitution into law for the nation, establishing a strong central government based on majority rule, guaranteeing both the rights of minorities and the freedom of expression.Story by: Matt MauraPress Release: BIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

first_imgNew guidelines for preventing heart attacks and strokes, issued Nov. 12, 2013. The nation’s first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.The guidelines, issued Tuesday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, are a big change. They offer doctors a new formula for estimating a patient’s risk that includes many factors besides a high cholesterol level, the main focus now. The formula includes age, gender, race and factors such as whether someone smokes.The guidelines for the first time take aim at strokes, not just heart attacks. Partly because of that, they set a lower threshold for using medicines to reduce risk.The definition of high cholesterol isn’t changing, but the treatment goal is. Instead of aiming for a specific number, using whatever drugs get a patient there, the advice stresses statins such as Lipitor and Zocor and identifies four groups of people they help the most.“The emphasis is to try to treat more appropriately,” said Dr. Neil Stone, the Northwestern University doctor who headed the cholesterol guideline panel. “We’re going to give statins to those who are the most likely to benefit.”last_img read more

Wynn Resorts failed to put batteries in the smoke detector report

Wynn Resorts failed to put batteries in the smoke detector report

first_img RelatedPosts Just days after shareholder advisory firm Glass Lewis & Co backed Elaine Wynn’s call for shareholders to “Withhold the vote” of Wynn Resorts board member John “Jay” Hagenbuch at the company’s upcoming AGM, a second advisory firm has done the same.In a report released on Monday, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) accused the Wynn Resorts board of taking a “short-sighted view of risk” and of “failing to change the batteries of the smoke detectors well before the fire broke out.” Wynn Resorts to undergo internal restructure as part of refinancing plan Mass market growth keeps Wynn afloat as Macau revenues rise 1.0% in 2Q19 Wynn Resorts shares favored over Wynn Macau: analysts Load More The comments made in the report echo accusations from the company’s co-founder and biggest shareholder Elaine Wynn that the board didn’t act quickly enough in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at former Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn in February.Mr Wynn later stepped down from his role.The ISS report points to Elaine Wynn’s campaign against Hagenbuch for being “part of a legacy board that oversaw material failures in governance and risk oversight,” adding that, “Given Hagenbuch bears responsibility, along with other legacy directors, for failing to address longstanding governance and risk oversight shortcomings that appear to have magnified the fallout related to the former founder/CEO’s sudden departure … the benefits of his continued presence on the board do not seem to outweigh the risks associated with permanence.”“Although the board responded swiftly to the crisis surrounding Wynn’s departure, the degree of board-level change needed to contain the fallout from this crisis seems to reflect a short-sighted view of risk and overall poor governance over many years on the part of legacy directors.”In response to this latest report, Wynn Resorts accused ISS of placing “symbolism ahead of pragmatism” and questioned the motives behind Elaine Wynn’s “Withhold the vote” campaign.“We appreciate that ISS’s report recognizes our board’s swift and decisive actions to promote change over the past three months, including an ongoing board refreshment process that has already resulted in the addition of three highly qualified female directors who strengthen the board’s skill sets, experience and diversity,” the company said.“However, by recommending that votes be withheld on Jay Hagenbuch, ISS has placed symbolism ahead of pragmatism. Over the five-and-a-half years that he has served on the board, Jay has made important contributions that have benefited shareholders and shareholder value. The entire board believes that shareholders benefit from Jay’s knowledge of the company, our financial operations and our specialized regulatory framework.“By recommending that shareholders not vote Elaine Wynn’s blue card, ISS clearly recognizes the weaknesses in Elaine Wynn’s campaign and notes that her arguments very well might be motivated by personal animosity. It also highlights her position as a member of the Wynn Board for a prolonged period of time and questions her own culpability for many of the things for which she now criticizes the board.”last_img read more

Kachemak hiking snafu leads to better planning of trail signage

Kachemak hiking snafu leads to better planning of trail signage

first_imgA family of three was stranded overnight in Kachemak Bay State Park this week.Two hikers, Slobodan and Nevenka Kitanovski, along with their two-year-old son, were hiking near Halibut Cove on Oct. 12.The family was visiting from Wasilla and staying in one of the “Halibut Cove Lagoon” cabins managed by the park.Nevenka Kitanovski is a state parks planner for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. She said they were hiking through the park to assess the trail system.“We were hiking on an existing trail that was marked as passable on the map. We came to an intersection leading to the China Poot Public Use Cabin and the trail sign was broken on the ground. From that point, the trail disappeared,” Kitanovski said.Jason Okuly is a district ranger in Kachemak Bay State Park. He said the family hiked about nine miles along Moose Valley Trail before realizing they were in trouble.“They got up towards the junction of the North Poot Peak Trail and the South Poot Peak Trail around dark. So once they were up there they started realizing that they were pretty far from getting back to the cabin,” Okuly said.They contacted Soldotna Police by cell phone, who were able to notify Alaska State Park Rangers.Fortunately, the family was wearing proper clothing and was able to build a fire.“Ultimately the troopers made the assessment that they would be able to spend the night. They’d be cold, but they wouldn’t be in any type of peril,” Okuly said.Park rangers advised the hikers to stay where they were until the following morning.“They were fairly confident come daybreak they’d be able to get back on the trail, so we advised them to hike back the way they came and that we’d hike up in the morning and meet them,” Okuly said.On Oct. 12, Alaska State Park Rangers hiked along Moose Valley Trail to locate the hikers. The family was met with Rangers as they found their way out. No injuries were reported.Kitanovski said the experience, although stressful, has highlighted areas where the park’s trail system can be improved.“It was a very stressful situation because we had our baby with us. I’m grateful for this experience because it’s going to make the trail management plan much better,” Kitanovski said.This is the first search-and-rescue in Kachemak Bay State Park this year.UPDATE: This story and its headline were updated to better represent the events that happened.last_img read more

Three critically injured as overloaded auto overturns in

Three critically injured as overloaded auto overturns in

first_imgNagarkurnool: In a road accident in Tadur village of Uppununtala mandal under Achampet constituency of Nagarkurnool district, an auto-rickshaw overturned causing grievous injuries to three passengers. Remaining four passengers escaped unhurt.According to eyewitnesses, the auto-rickshaw was overloaded with seven passengers and was moving at a high speed. The auto driver while taking a turn at Tadur crossroad lost control over the wheel which led to overturning of the vehicle. Three of the seven passengers suffered severe head injuries and were immediately rushed to Hyderabad for treatment. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us The Uppununtala police registered a case against the auto-driver for carrying passengers more than allowed limit. “We have been repeatedly telling the auto drivers not to allow more passengers. The small autos must have only four persons, while the big autos can ferry five passengers. But they are loading more than 8-10 passengers. Because of which, the auto drivers are losing control and causing accidents. From now onwards, we will act strict against the such auto drivers and book cases against them for violating traffic rules,” said Uppununtala police.last_img read more

Water conservation must be a mass movement

Water conservation must be a mass movement

first_imgNizamabad: Nikunja Kishore Sundaray, Joint Secretary in India’s Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, gave a call to everyone to work as a movement to conserve water. Rudrur Krishi Vignan Kendra had organised Kisan Mela at Nizamabad Ambedkar Bhavan on Friday. Nikunja Kishore Sunderay, who was the chief guest, said the programme was being selected and implemented in 256 districts across the country and they have visited Nizamabad district first as the Nizamabad district administration had responded swiftly and provided necessary reports and the District Collector had coordinated all the departments and ensured all the plans in place. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us He said the public response was good in Ankapur, Pacchalanadkuda, Issapalli and Janakampet villages and Ankapur village is especially active in agriculture, where the farmers cultivate crops with minimum water. Kishore said that today, everyone has to work towards water conservation to prevent future water problems. Rainwater harvesting is required in all areas, on farms, on farmland, and on land, which will increase groundwater levels. District Collector M Ram Mohan Rao said the Jala Sakthi Abhiyan programme, which started from July 1 and will continue till September 15.last_img read more

Sonia retired as Indian National Congress chief not from politics

Sonia retired as Indian National Congress chief not from politics

first_imgThe Gandhi political dynasty in India as Rahul Gandhi is elected president of the Congress party Monday. AFPAs India’s Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire, the Congress party clarified that she has retired as party president and not from politics.”Would sincerely request friends in the media to not rely on innuendos.”Sonia Gandhi has retired as president of Indian National Congress and not from politics. Her blessings, wisdom and innate commitment to Congress ideology shall always be our guiding light,” tweeted Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.With Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress president on Saturday, Sonia Gandhi on Friday said it was time for her to retire.”My role now is to retire,” NDTV said quoting her in response to a question as to whether she will continue as chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party and what would be her role.Sonia Gandhi also added that her son Rahul has been playing an active role in the last three years.Sonia Gandhi has been president of Congress party for last 19 years. Rahul Gandhi was elected Congress president unopposed on Monday.last_img read more

The Joule Thief uses cans as a battery power

The Joule Thief uses cans as a battery power

first_img Genome Engineering Could Provide New Method of Creating Diesel Culhane is taking his innovation to Nepal first. The system, which would rely on the aluminum cans left by excess tourist activity. The plans involve setting up both solar and biogas plants that will run on this technology. The cans initially will be filled with water and wood ash, which allows it to collect potassium hydroxide. Over time the system will use simple electrodes to set up batteries.Joule Thief video. More information: Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Thanks to a child’s toy and the mind of T.H Culhane visitors to the explorer’s symposium at the National Geographic headquarters got to take a look at how the world of aluminum cans we use every day can be used to power batteries. The project began, as many things do, with a video on YouTube. In this video a child uses aluminum cans to make a very small and simple battery. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img via National Geographic Citation: The Joule Thief uses cans as a battery power (2011, June 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-joule-thief-cans-battery-power.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com This type of battery, known by its nickname as a joule thief, is being used by T.H Culhane to create a plan to bring more inexpensive energy to the rural parts of the world. The joule thief can be used with any cold beverage holder, when it is done for a child’s experiment. The joule thief uses a weak charge in order to create and then convert the power from the can into real power that can be used in a variety of different applications. In this case the power was used to convert a dead AA battery. That battery was able to yields 1.2 volts of power that is then sent to a 3 volt LED light. It is able to power the light with its energy savings. last_img read more

LatAm countries form united front against TR4 D

LatAm countries form united front against TR4 D

first_img LatAm countries form united front against TR4 – ‘D … Colombia: TR4 suspected on two banana farms … One Banana targets U.K. retail expansion with ethi … Ecuador’s banana exports to EU fall in Q1 … You might also be interested incenter_img Chiquita Brands International, one of the world’s biggest banana companies, has implemented a new, dedicated and integrated container service it says will set an even higher standard to safeguard the quality of its fruit across the world.  The new logistic service will now operate five full-container vessels to transport bananas from Central America to Europe’s Vlissingen port in The Netherlands.The company said the modern hub will allow Chiquita to serve all Northern European destinations with the best transit time in the industry.The investment in this new service will result in fresher bananas and a longer shelf life, thanks to new ultra-efficient containers that positively impact fruit quality by using software that automatically regulates the containers’ compressor thereby controlling the atmosphere, it said. February 08 , 2019 Tthe new service would result in a positive environmental impact as each new container is 50% more energy efficient than older models.In addition, Chiquita said the new vessels have also helped to reduce the handling of fruit at ports and increased stowage capacity by 12.5%, thanks to a more efficient storage from origin to destination, guaranteeing the cold chain.These improvements will mean more bananas can be moved per trip, using less energy whilst still ensuring the fruit quality is prioritized.“Looking back over these past years work with the container fleet upgrade, we can proudly say we have achieved something remarkable” said Carlos Lopez Flores, global president of Chiquita.”We’ve saved an unprecedented amount of energy – the equivalent of the CO2 emitted by 3,000 cars per year.”last_img read more

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