4 girls babies named ‘Titli’ after cyclone

first_imgGirl children born during the devastating Titli cyclone on October 11 are being named ‘Titli’ in the Gajapati and Ganjam districts of Odisha.So far, four girls born in the two districts are reported to have been named ‘Titli’.Out of five deliveries conducted at the Mohana Community Health Centre in Gajapati district on October 11, three were girls. According to Dr. Nibedita Panda, who delivered all the newborns, parents of the female babies have named them ‘Titli’.On the same day, a woman delivered a girl child at the Aska Community Health Centre, just before it was flooded by water from the Rushikulya river. Dr. Mohan Barik, who delivered the baby, also confirmed that she was named ‘Titli’.President of the Odisha Medical Service Association, Dr. Nirakar Bhatta, praised Dr. Panda and Dr. Barik for their services to the patients even during the cyclonic storm. All the six deliveries were normal deliveries and all the newborns have survived, said Dr. Bhatta.As a precautionary measure, the State government had ordered all pregnant women in areas to be affected by the cyclone to be shifted to near by medical centers and safe places.last_img read more

Cone on Game 6 collapse: Close out games are the hardest

first_imgKin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “Best two words in sports: Game 7. It really is. There’s nothing more exciting or suspense filled that playing Game 7 and I think the best thing you could do is to enjoy playing in a Game 7.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cone wasn’t alone in his disappointment, as the record crowd of 53,642 who attended the game at the massive Philippine Arena went dead silent, confused why Ginebra didn’t capitalize on its advantage.But in the 59-year-old mentor’s eyes, the Gin Kings’ defeat underscored how tough it is to finish off any series, especially with championships hanging in the balance.“Close out games are really hard to do. It’s just a hard thing to get done, and I have a number in my career and never found a surefire way to win that close out game,” he said.Rather than dwell on the defeat, the 19-time PBA champion coach would rather shift his focus towards the final game of the season on Friday.“We can’t spend time feeling bad about Game 6. It’s done and over. We got to move on to Game 7 already. I guess this is what everybody wanted — a Game 7,” Cone said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ginebra coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Ginebra coach Tim Cone minced no words when assessing the dismal showing of his side on the heels of its 98-91 defeat to Meralco in Game 6 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals on Wednesday.“We got off to a bad start, they got off to a great start. We tried to catch up the whole game, but we just couldn’t get over the hump,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT No reunion for Alas, son at Phoenix Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Gin Kings found themselves down early, trailing the Bolts by as much as 20 points, 24-44, in the second quarter as Cone desperately tried to wake his wards from their slumber.The lackluster play from the defending champion aggravated Cone’s frustrations, and he ended up pleading for every call in the first half before ultimately slumping in his chair in disgust.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough Ginebra strung a better performance in the second half and trimmed the deficit to as low as four, 90-86, in the payoff period, Meralco just had more in its tank as it equalized the series and forced the winner-take-all Game 7.“We just couldn’t make a big stop when we needed it, we just couldn’t get a big rebound when we needed it,” the seasoned mentor said. “We made a couple of runs, but just when we made a big run we just can’t make a big stop or get a big rebound or hit a big shot.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

Photo Advisory First, Photos released upto 4 p.m.

first_imgNew Delhi: Dec 15, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.//www.ptinews.com NATIONAL New Delhi: Winter session of Parliament(B+A) New Delhi: TV Grab?Winter session of Parliament (B) Guwahati: Anna Hazare addressing a press conference(B) Mumbai: Karishma Kapoor at promotional event (B) Pune: 65th Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav(A) Jammu/ Agartala/Kolkata : Foggy morning(B) Kolkata: Kolkata vegetable market(B) INTERNATIONAL Brussels: EU summit in Brussels(B) Naples: A Neapolitan artisan gives the finishing touches to a nativity scene(A) Los Angeles: WWI battle scene in “Wonder Woman”(B) Washington: Premiere of “The Post” at The Newseum in Washington(B) SPORTS Perth: Ashes cricket test match(B) Dubai: Dubai Badminton World Superseries Finals (B) PTI PHOTO VNA OSSlast_img read more

Brazil most costly team in world

first_imgBrazil Brazil overtake Spain as world’s most-expensive national team Brasil Global Tour 18:58 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Gabriel Jesus Coutinho Neymar Brasil Argentina Eliminatorias 2018 10112016 Thomas Santos/MoWa Press Brazil Russia v Brazil Germany v Brazil Russia Germany Friendlies Neymar Philippe Coutinho Philippe Coutinho’s €160 million switch to Barcelona has seen the Selecao surpass Spain as the most costly national team in world football Philippe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona this month saw Brazil surpass Spain as the most expensive national team in world football.The Selecao star cost the Catalan club around €160 million and saw him become the second most expensive signing in the history of football.READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: BGT meets Willian | Neymar moved to tears | EXCLUSIVE: BGT meets Renato Augusto The most expensive, of course, was Brazil star Neymar, who left Barcelona last year to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain for a jaw-dropping €222 million. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Coutinho’s switch means the 11 starters for Brazil have fetched a market value of around €530 million, which edges them past Spain (€520 million) and Belgium (€510 million)Indeed, football transfer website Transfermarkt values Brazil as the most valuable collection of players in the world in terms of current market value, too, at a staggering €789.5 million. And while the average age of the squad overall right now is around 28-years-old, the average of their top five most valuable players is just 24.The most expensive national team in the world will reconvene in March as the Brasil Global Tour returns to Europe with a trip to Moscow to face Russia before stopping in Berlin to meet Germany.last_img read more

Director Vetri Maaran reveals details of Dhanush’s Asuran

first_imgDirector Vetri Maaran reveals details of Dhanush’s AsuranDhanush is playing the role of a 45-year-old villager in Vetri Maaran’s upcoming film. Manju Warrier is paired opposite Dhanush in the drama based on a Tamil novel.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 12:16 IST Dhanush in AsuranAfter Vada Chennai, Dhanush and Vetri Maaran surprised everyone by announcing that they are teaming up for another project before starting Vada Chennai 2. Titled Asuran, it was rumoured that the upcoming project will a commercial entertainer.The first-look posters of Asuran were intriguing with Dhanush sporting a unique makeover. It was also surprising for Dhanush fans when it was revealed that Malayalam actress Manju Warrier is paired opposite their star in the film.Now, in an interview, Vetri Maaran seems to have let out more details about the movie. Dhanush is playing a dual role in the film. He will be seen both as a father and son in the upcoming film, which is based on the novel called Vekkai, written by Poomani.Dhanush is playing the role of a 45-year-old villager in the film. In addition to that, it is also revealed that actor Pasupathi is playing an important role in the movie. He will be seen as the brother of Manju Warrier and a well-wisher of Dhanush’s family.Director Balaji Shakthi is making his debut as an actor with the film. He is reportedly the villain of the movie.Other than Asuran, Dhanush has many other films in his kitty. Enai Nokki Paayum Thota is gearing up for release. In addition to that Dhanush also has is a second directorial venture in the pipeline..ALSO READ: Soundarya Rajinikanth and Vishagan wedding reception first pics out. See hereALSO WATCH: Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya gets married to actor-businessman Vishagan VanangamudiadvertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byP Kirubhakar Tags :Follow Dhanushlast_img read more

540 Participants Graduate from Youth Enrichment Programme in St. James

first_img The initiative, which was implemented in July, is the brainchild of Custos Rotulorum for St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, and a Board comprising well-thinking residents and stakeholders of the parish, who share a common interest – advancing the welfare of Jamaica’s youth. The 540 youth, aged 17 to 35, were trained in food preparation, barbering, business process outsourcing, nail technology, and as waiters and waitresses. They are now ready to take their place among Jamaica’s employed labour force. Story Highlights The first cohort of participants in the Youth Enrichment Programme (YEP) in St. James, recently graduated after completing five weeks of comprehensive training and development in various skill sets. The first cohort of participants in the Youth Enrichment Programme (YEP) in St. James recently graduated after completing five weeks of comprehensive training and development in various skill sets.The 540 youth, aged 17 to 35, were trained in food preparation, barbering, business process outsourcing, nail technology, and as waiters and waitresses. They are now ready to take their place among Jamaica’s employed labour force.The initiative, which was implemented in July, is the brainchild of Custos Rotulorum for St. James, Bishop the Hon. Conrad Pitkin, and a Board comprising well-thinking residents and stakeholders of the parish, who share a common interest – advancing the welfare of Jamaica’s youth.Their endeavours have been significantly underpinned by strategic collaborative support from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in the overall quest to ensure that the programme will, as its motto affirms: ‘Leave None Behind’.This underlying support has manifested through, among other things, partnerships forged with several secondary and tertiary institutions in western Jamaica to facilitate training of the initial student cohort.The participating institutions were: Anchovy High School, Cambridge High School, Green Pond High School, Hopewell High School, Irwin High School, St. James High School, and the Western Hospitality Institute.The Custos notes that the Principals of these institutions were among the many stakeholders embracing YEP.Bishop Pitkin, who provided a programme overview during the inaugural graduation ceremony at Faith Temple Assemblies of God Church in Montego Bay on August 15, noted that while the initial goal was to enrol 1,400 participants, the 540 students accommodated was a “great achievement”.“[The fact that] we could have kept 500 young people off the streets of St. James for five weeks… that’s success,” he contended.Similar sentiments were echoed by the graduates who expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the initiative.Among them was Kaylia Hemmings, who enrolled in the food preparation course.She noted that she learned much over the five weeks, including fundamentals of kitchen hygiene and etiquette, while declaring that “I enjoyed the experience”.Bishop Pitkin tells JIS News, that while the programme does not currently have a job placement component, he is looking to change that soon.“We are hoping that those [students who are] 18 years and older, we can assist them in finding a job. We are looking at directing them into areas of their choice where they can be gainfully employed… thereby empowering themselves… [and] can go back to school later on and further their education,” he states.Meanwhile, work is underway to diversify the initiative’s offerings to target younger children, through a values and attitudes programme which Bishop Pitkin says is on the horizon.“The planning committee [of YEP] met to look at how we can implement a programme in the infant and primary schools. If we are going to develop our education system in Jamaica in a way that we leave none behind, as is our slogan, we have to start at that level… the foundation,” he emphasises.Bishop Pitkin also advises that YEP’s delivery over the initial five weeks will be evaluated and research undertaken to determine how best it can be expanded.He hints that, to this end, there is the possibility that additional courses such as commercial food preparation and cosmetology could be introduced.The next set of YEP courses will begin at the end of September.last_img read more

Nirav Modis beach bungalow blownup with controlled blast

first_imgRaigad (Maharashtra): Authorities here on Friday carried out a controlled blast to raze the luxurious beach bungalow of absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, one of the prime accused in the Punjab National Bank scam, official sources said. Over 100 dynamite sticks were strategically placed within and outside the bungalow near Kihim beach, and the blast took place at 11.15 a.m. amidst tight security, said an eyewitness from the site. Few days ago, detonators were fixed at various points on the bungalow – located around 110 km from Mumbai – to carry out the ‘implosion’ and bring it down in a single-shot. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in Jammu With the complete structure razed to the ground, labourers will now start the work of removing the debris from the venue over the next couple of weeks. On January 25, the Collectorate had initiated the demolition process using traditional methods of bulldozers, excavators and other such manually-operated equipment, but it proved to be a slow and tedious process. Attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in December 2018, the bungalow was stripped off all its valuables, art works, paintings and other expensive items. All glass structures were removed to enable the controlled blasting. Also Read – Shashi Tharoor writes to PM Modi: Don’t let your ‘mann ki baat’ become ‘maun ki baat’ Modi, along with his uncle Mehul Choksi and others, are the prime accused and fugitives in the Rs 14,000-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud admitted in February 2018. Though the Alibag bungalow was not directly linked with the PNB scam, it was attached by the ED along with his known assets in Maharashtra, Gujarat and other places in an effort to recover a part of the dues from Modi. Built in 2009-2010, on a 70,000 square feet plot, the 33,000 square feet bungalow with several bedrooms is accessible through a long driveway, protected by high metal fencing and a huge security gate, and was noted for lavish parties hosted here regularly. The demolition process followed orders of the Bombay High Court in a Public Interest Litigation filed by NGO Shamburaje Yuva Kranti (SYK), seeking action against various illegal bungalows, hotels and resorts violating the high tide and low tide zones in tiny villages dotting the beaches of Raigad. SYK state chief Surendra Dhavale said that so far 10 bungalows have been demolished in the past few months, and now Modi’s bungalow was razed, with at least another four dozen on the Collector’s demolition list. “The claimed value of the (Modi) property is cited as Rs 13 crore, but given the current market rates, this bungalow is worth over Rs 100 crore,” Dhavale told IANS. Besides, Choksi – now a citizen of Antigua & Barbuda, many celebrities, industrialists, top businessmen, film and television personalities own big and small properties on this picturesque stretch of central coastal Konkan region, barely an hour’s boat ride from the mainland at Gateway of India.last_img read more

In notorious area of Haitian capital UN troops clear house used by

24 January 2007United Nations peacekeepers launched an operation early this morning in Cité Soleil, an inner-city neighbourhood of the capital Port-au-Prince, to occupy a house that had continually been used by armed gangs to conduct criminal activities and to fire on UN troops patrolling the area. The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) initiated the operation at 4:30 a.m. to take control of the house from where gangs often shot at peacekeepers, putting the area’s population in danger. UN forces returned fire only after identifying the shooters – who then quickly fled the scene – as gang members.UN blue helmets acted to “increase the presence on the ground” of troops and also to “continue to reinforce the security of Cité Soleil,” MINUSTAH acting spokesperson Sophie Boutaud-de-la-Combe told the UN News Centre. No UN forces were injured in today’s operations.Two Jordanian peacekeepers with MINUSTAH, Tareq Al Jaafreh and Rabi Merei, were assassinated in Cité Soleil on 17 January last year while patrolling a security checkpoint.MINUSTAH troops now maintain a permanent presence in the neighbourhood that has long been regarded as one of the most violent in the entire Western Hemisphere. read more

UN labour chief cautions against lowered standards on world safety day

“Unsafe work is a human tragedy,” Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), said in a statement issued to mark the Day, observed annually on 28 April. “We must be particularly vigilant to ensure that strategies for adjustment and economic recovery do not follow a low road which devalues human life and safety in the workplace,” he added.The ILO Programme on Safety and Health at Work (SafeWork) estimates that nearly 1 million workers suffer a workplace accident and more than 5,500 workers die each day due to accidents or disease encountered at their place of employment. In their latest reports, SafeWork officials have expressed concern that the current economic crisis could have a significant impact on safety and health at work.“It is expected that the number of workplace accidents and diseases and ill health due to unemployment will rise in light of the present economic crisis,” Sameera Al-Tuwaijri, Director of the SafeWork Programme, said. Dr. Al-Tuwaijri surmised that a decrease in public spending could compromise the capacities of labour inspectorates and other occupational safety and health services. In that case, he said, dangerous working conditions will increase, adding to the risk of accidents and ill-health.To raise awareness of such issues, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is to be marked in scores of countries and hundreds of localities on all continents this year, ILO said, with events ranging from memorial ceremonies for fallen workers to the declaration of national days of occupational safety.Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the ILO has addressed safety and health at work since its founding in 1919, and standards for occupational safety and health were among the first it adopted, the Organization said. In his statement today, Mr. Somavia said, “then, as today, the call to protect workers against sickness, disease and injury arising out of employment has been at the heart of the ILO’s agenda, a major focus of standard-setting and other means of action.” 28 April 2009Marking this year’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the head of the United Nation’s labour arm warned against a relaxation of standards due to the global economic crisis. read more

Sri Lanka condemns killing of Russian envoy to Ankara

“He took out his gun and shot the ambassador from behind. We saw him lying on the floor and then we ran out,” said the witness, who asked not to be identified.Two security sources identified the gunman as an off-duty police officer who worked in the Turkish capital.A Reuters cameraman at the scene said gunfire rang out for some time after the attack. The Anadolu news agency said the gunman had been “neutralized”, apparently killed. A video showed the attacker shouting: “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” As screams rang out, he could be seen pacing about and shouting as he held the gun in one hand and waved the other in the air. “We regard this as a terrorist act,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. “Terrorism will not win and we will fight against it decisively.”The attacker was smartly dressed in black suit and tie, and standing behind the ambassador as he made his speech at an exhibition, a person at the scene told Reuters. Another photograph showed four people including what appeared to be the ambassador lying on the floor. (Colombo Gazette) The Reuters news agency said the Russian foreign ministry confirmed the death of envoy Andrei Karlov, which marked one of the most serious spillovers of the Syria conflict. Turkey has struggled with a string of attacks by Islamist and Kurdish militants but the killing of a Russian envoy could have resonance throughout the region. The Sri Lankan Government has condemned in the strongest terms, the attack on the Russian Ambassador to Ankara who was shot in the back and killed while giving a speech at an art gallery.Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said Colombo considered the attack a violation of the right of all diplomats to represent their nations peacefully around the world. Russia is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its air strikes were instrumental in helping Syrian forces end rebel resistance last week in the northern city of Aleppo. President Tayyip Erdogan, however, has been a vociferous opponent of Assad. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 4, 2014 3:11 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,393.10 down 9.11 points):Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Up $1.54, or 26.74 per cent, to $7.30 on 15 million shares. Air Canada’s shares surged more than 25 per cent Friday to its highest level in nearly two months after the company upgraded its outlook for the first quarter and said it expects a strong summer season. The airline said it has done a better than expected job at offsetting the impact of a lower Canadian dollar and winter weather disruptions by increasing revenues and lowering costs.Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up 25 cents, or 0.74 per cent, to $33.80 on 11.6 million shares.Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Down 16 cents, or 2.22 per cent, to $7.38 on 10.9 million shares.Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Down 0.5 cents, or 6.25 per cent, to 7.5 cents on 5.5 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down one cent, or 0.24 per cent, to $4.15 on 5.1 million shares.Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Up 26 cents, or 4.22 per cent, to $6.42 on 4.5 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,007.16 up 5.20 points):Tweed Marijuana Inc. (TSXV:TWD). Agriculture. Down $2.01, or 43.70 per cent to $2.59 on 9.8 million shares.China Minerals Mining Corp. (TSXV:CMV). Up 0.5 of a cent or 33.33 per cent, to two cents on 7.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX:WFT). Forest products. Down 69 cents, or 1.33 per cent, to $51.35 on 198,687 shares. The company has struck a deal to buy the Bibler Brothers lumber sawmill and manufacturing operations in Arkansas, about 130 kilometres from another operation that the Vancouver-based company recently acquired in Mansfield, Ark. The two Arkansas acquisitions are part of West Fraser’s plans to expand in the U.S. South and Western Canada, where it has its base. Financial details of the Bibler deal haven’t been announced. read more

UNDP at 50 – Leading the fight against poverty and inequality

Towards people-centred, planet-sensitive development With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 – which chart the course of UN development work over the next 15 years – UNDP is working with partners to balance economic and social growth and environmental protection in the ongoing to effort to achieve a more prosperous, fairer and more inclusive world for all. Pictured, at a primary school in Laos, students learn the importance of proper hand washing, drinking safe water and using clean utensils. World Bank/Bart Verweiji Helping farmers increase food production UNDP assists farmers in increasing food production and adapting to climate change. In Namibia, a scarcity of water can prevent millet plants from reaching full maturity. Thanks to a UNDP-backed project farmers like Johannes Keshongo, shown standing amongst handmade grain silos, have learned new agricultural techniques that allow them to quadruple the amount of millet harvested in the same field. GEF/Patrizia Cocca Advancing the MDGS – UN anti-poverty goals The 2000s brought UNDP to the forefront of advancing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), through its country-level scorekeeper role, and through its work at the intersection of poverty eradication, democratic governance and environmental sustainability. Pictured, children pose for a photo in Kallayanpur slum, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. UN Photo/Kibae Park Through its system of specialized agencies and funds, the UN is dedicated to ensuring that economic expansion and globalization are guided by policies promoting human welfare, sustainable development, poverty eradication, fair trade and the reduction of foreign debt. Since its inception in 1966, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) – the Organization’s largest provider of grants for sustainable human development worldwide – has been on the front lines of UN development efforts, partnering with countries and organizations to reduce poverty, empower women, create jobs, protect the environment and narrow the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots.’ UNDP now works in support of more than 170 countries to build institutions, increase resilience and help implement reforms. Through its efforts, it has contributed to major development gains in many countries around the world. As the agency marks its fiftieth anniversary, the UN News Centre takes a look at the evolution of UNDP’s work over the years as the agency looks forward to what remains to be done to empower people, build resilient nations, drive sustainable economic growth and improve the quality of life for all. Protecting the environment In 1991, UNDP partnered with the World Bank to administer the newly-created Global Environmental Facility (GEF), a $2 billion fund that helps developing countries protect the global environment. Shown, terraces in the Himalayas Nainital District in India are helping farmers maintain valuable top soil and achieve a higher degree of water penetration for their crops. GEF/Patrizia Cocca Empowering women UNDP moved gender to the centre of its work in 1986, launching a partnership with UNIFEM (one of several entities that later merged to become UN Women) providing grants to women’s rights projects around the world. This helped pave the way for a Millennium Development Goal focusing specifically on gender equality. Shown, an early grantee, Dr. Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya, speaks to staff at a tree nursery. The late Dr. Maathai was the recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize On the frontlines of the ‘global war on want’ UNDP was born in 1966 – the merger of two predecessor organizations – the Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance, established in 1949 to assist poorer countries, and the UN Special Fund, established in 1958 to serve as a channel for voluntary contributions to UN agencies. At the time, UN Secretary-General U Thant said that UNDP’s creation put the UN on the “front-line of a global war on want.” Shown is a view of the first session of UNDP’s Governing Council in January of that year. UN Photo/Yutaka Nagata Post-conflict rebuilding With the end of the Cold War, UNDP further expanded its role to assist countries in consolidating democratic governance and in dealing with crisis prevention and recovery. Here, in Côte d’Ivoire, participants attending a 2014 UNDP-backed international seminar to share the country’s experience in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration view the technical training provided to ex-combatants in Bouaké. UN Photo/Abdul Fatai 50 Years of Sustainable Development. Credit: UNDP@media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -140px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 4.5em; line-height: 1.2em; color:#FFFF99; position: relative; top: 150px; text-shadow: 6px 6px 6px rgba(0,0,0,0.8);}}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.8em;}blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;}.videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 25px; height: 0;}.videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;} Fighting HIV Recognizing the need to fight the spread of HIV as a development priority, UNDP took a leadership role in the formation of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and supported the creation of an African network on HIV and human rights. In later years, a partnership between UNDP and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria helped save 2.2 million lives by supporting the implementation of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programmes in low- and middle-income countries. Shown, women in Sudan’s North Darfur region watch a video campaign on HIV at the waiting room of the Women’s Hospital in El Fasher. UNAMID/Albert González Farran Assisting emerging countries to industrialize UNDP has adapted to the times. In its early days, its focus was on industrialization – providing technical assistance to newly-independent countries, and offering funding and technical expertise in areas such as education, job creation and urban planning. Shown, in 1967, UN Foundry Expert Rudoldf Gfeller (Switzerland) discusses a redesigned furnace with the owner of the United Chinese Engineering Works in newly-independent Singapore. UN Photo/MB ‹ › To mark its 50th anniversary today, UNDP hosted a meeting in New York, attended by more than 80 ministers from around the world, to consider how to translate global development commitments, embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), into concrete action and results. “Government leadership is vital for achieving the SDGs, together with partnerships with civil society, the private sector, philanthropy and the multilateral system,” said UNDP chief Helen Clark on the eve of the meeting. “Working together, we can achieve our goals of a world which is free of poverty and inequality.” Promoting cooperation between developing countries Later, UNDP expanded its role to serve as a knowledge broker, advocate, adviser, coordinator and implementation partner to facilitate cooperation between developing countries to find solutions to common development challenges. Pictured, in a current example of such assistance, villagers in Guinea Bissau install solar panels after receiving training provided by India, through a UNDP-backed initiative that brought solar energy technology to 20 rural villages, benefitting some 15,000 people. UNDP/UNOSSC read more

Nissans plan to attract more females to automotive engineering

Nissan, the UK’s largest car manufacturer, has revealed its commitment to encourage more women into the automotive industry as part of a new government-supported scheme.The initiative, called ‘Your Life’, will see Nissan working with educators, industry and government to promote science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects to young people in the UK, with a focus on attracting women to engineering careers.Aside from its sales headquarters, Nissan operates three sites in the UK: a leading manufacturing facility in Sunderland, which makes more than 500,000 cars per year; a design centre in Paddington, London; and an R&D hub in Cranfield, Bedfordshire.Nissan has committed to:Visit over 500 local schools in the next 18 months to promote STEM subjects and engineering careers.Ensure that 15% of recruits for industrial training placements, and 20% of graduate programme candidates within its R&D function, are women.Provide financial support for five female engineering A-level students in 2014 and 2015.David Moss, Vice President, Vehicle Design and Development, Nissan Technical Centre Europe, said, “Attracting the brightest and best into Nissan is vital to maintaining the quality of our workforce but it is also important that we help young people make informed decisions when choosing their pathways through education.“Young people truly are the future of our business and we are delighted to be making these promises that will ultimately help to open the minds of young men and young women across the UK to the possibility of a rewarding career in engineering.”Education Minister Elizabeth Truss said, “Rising numbers of people are taking maths and physics A-levels – but it is still very low. Too many teenagers, especially girls, don’t realise that maths and physics get you everywhere. They have the highest earnings and can open doors to careers in business, journalism, technology, engineering – in fact anything you can probably think of.“That is why I’m so pleased to see some of the UK’s top businesses and organisations showing their commitment by signing the ‘Your Life’ call to action and committing to recruit more science and maths students. Together we can ensure young people have the skills they need to succeed in life and help the UK compete on a global scale.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Security guard slain found with throat slit in front of Robb

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related The bloodied body of a slain security guard attached to the Transportation and Protection Security Agency (TPSA) was discovered in front of the store he was assigned to protect on Robb Street, just after 06:30hrs on Thursday.Sammy Powell, a middle-aged resident of Mocha, East Bank Demerara is now dead. His lifeless body was found with a slit throat.At the scene, Inews was informed by vendors near Powell’s workplace- a variety store- that the man was discovered lying on a wooden table in front of the store.His boss told media officials that he was contacted and informed of the man’s death at around 07:00hrs.While details remain sketchy, this online publication was told that Powell would often be involved in verbal altercations with several homeless drug addicts who roamed around the area.Powell’s senior had reportedly spoken to him on several occasions and directed him to “make friends, not enemies.”To the naked eye, there were no signs of forced or attempted entry into the store the now dead man once guarded.Powell laid out, on the floor, in front of the premises he once guardedNevertheless, due to the fact that the middle-aged man died while on duty, Powell’s employer has agreed to assist his family with funeral arrangements, as well to provide some financial support to the dead man’s three young children.Investigations into the man’s death are ongoing. read more

US Government seeks to block the ATTTMobile merger

first_imgAs outraged as it seemed the world of tech was when AT&T and T-Mobile announced that they were attempting to merge as a single company under AT&T’s banner, it looked as though it was going to happen regardless of our voices. Massive petitions to block the merger flooded the internet for weeks while the FCC deliberated on whether or not the merger would be allowed to happen. Now, as it looked like the final answer was getting closer and closer, it would appear as though the hammer has been dropped on this merger, possibly killing it for good. The US Government has announced today their intent to sue in order to block the AT&T and T-Mobile merger.The complaint, which was filed in Washington D.C., states that T-Mobile “places important competitive pressure on its three larger rivals, particularly in terms of pricing, a critically important aspect of competition.” according to Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole.Despite AT&T’s best attempts to convince everyone to the contrary, even going so far as to announce plans to move over 5,000 call center jobs back to the US in an attempt to sweeten the deal, it seems the DoJ has decided to take matters into their own hands. The complaint highlights the fact such a merger would mean customers face  “higher prices, less product variety and innovation, and poorer quality services.” This paints a pretty clear picture that AT&T’s attempts to convince have fallen on deaf ears.Or has it? The DoJ is getting involved pretty late in the game, right? Why now, guys? What changed? Even  AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel Wayne Watts responded almost immediately with “surprise and disappointment” at the news that the DoJ is getting involved. It is speculated that the turning point comes from the leaked AT&T memo from last month. The memo essentially discredited AT&T’s strongest argument for the merger, and continues to elaborate that they are willing to spend such a vast amount of money to keep T-Mobile away from Sprint and to reduce competition. AT&T tried its hardest to convince everyone that the memo was insignificant, and contained nothing useful, even after these items came to light. It seems like the combination of this leaked memo and Sprint’s continued request that the DoJ get involved in this were received, and the US Goverment stepped up and dealt with the issue.It’s not easy to find much in the way of similar events to this, to gauge just how much of a chance AT&T has in coming out of this with the result they want. In fact, the only similar case in recent history is the US’ suit against Microsoft. In terms of magnitude, these cases will have a similar presence, unless AT&T attempts to settle with the US Government out of court and try to resolve this quietly.  There are still plenty of questions that remain unanswered in this. How will this suit affect the FCC’s decision? Who will attempt to buy T-Mobile if AT&T fails? Will that other company stand any better chance? There’s so much that can happen now that the DoJ is involved, but one thing this will do for sure is drag out this merger into the forseeable future.More at The United States Department of Justicelast_img read more

Deux loutres blanches naissent en captivité découvrezles en images

first_imgDeux loutres blanches naissent en captivité, découvrez-les en imagesGrande-Bretagne – Deux loutres blanches sont nées au Blue Planet Aquarium, dans le comté du Cheshire. C’est la première fois que de telles naissances ont lieu en captivité. Les deux animaux font partie d’une portée de trois jeunes loutres cendrées (Aonyx cinereus) nées à la fin du mois de mars dernier. Ce n’est que lorsqu’elles ont mis le museau hors de leur terrier il y a quelques jours que le personnel du Blue Planet Aquarium a découvert la remarquable caractéristique de deux d’entre elles. Les jeunes loutres passent en effet les premières semaines de leur vie cachées à l’intérieur de leur tanière. À lire aussiL’étonnante éclosion d’œufs du crapaud de SurinamTom Cornwell, responsable des expositions, explique : “En temps normal, les jeunes comme leurs parents sont bruns argentés. Cela a été une sacrée surprise de voir ces deux petites choses toutes blanches courir partout !”Comme le confirment les recherches menées par le personnel du parc, cette caractéristique est en effet assez rare. Les deux jeunes sont atteints de leucistisme, une particularité génétique qui confère à leur pelage une couleur blanche, sans affecter leurs yeux (contrairement à l’albinisme). “En parfaite santé et pleines d’énergie”, toutes deux devraient faire la joie des visiteurs venus les admirer.Découvrez les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/loutre/deux-rares-loutres-blanches-naissent-en-captivite_art7319.htmlLe 13 mai 2010 à 13:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Listing schedule for WWE Network for September 24 2014

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Hulk Hogan Will Host WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Event In Saudi Arabia WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Hospitalized Videos Articles Jared Leto Ric Flair Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+ Twittercenter_img WWE Live returns to China this September, Will hold tryouts this July in Shanghai WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV WhatsApp Videos Articles Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next WWE Network live-stream schedule for 9/24/14:8:00 am ET – WWE Countdown: 9/23/14. Countdown Greatest High Flyers counts down the top ten greatest high flying superstars of all time!9:00 am ET – WWE Main Event: 9/22/14. WWE Main Event features incredible in-ring action from the WWE Superstars and Divas of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.10:00 am ET – Monday Night War: 9/22/14. Extreme Championship Wrestling leaves an indelible mark on the Monday Night War as a hardcore alternative.11:00 am ET – WWE Countdown: 9/23/14. Countdown Greatest High Flyers counts down the top ten greatest high flying superstars of all time!12:00 pm ET – WWE Main Event: 9/22/14. WWE Main Event features incredible in-ring action from the WWE Superstars and Divas of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.1:00 pm ET – Monday Night War: 9/22/14. Extreme Championship Wrestling leaves an indelible mark on the Monday Night War as a hardcore alternative.2:00 pm ET – WWE Countdown: 9/23/14. Countdown Greatest High Flyers counts down the top ten greatest high flying superstars of all time!3:00 pm ET – Legends House: 4/23/14. The legends play a polo match…WWE style! Back at the Legends House, Tony Atlas and ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan attempt to co-exist.4:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 10/2/95. On this episode of WCW Monday Nitro Lex Luger puts his career on the line against Randy Savage. Hulk Hogan looks to confront The Giant.5:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 10/9/95. On this episode of Nitro Sting returns to solve the problems between Macho Man and Lex Luger. Ric Flair vs Arn Anderson inside a steel cage.6:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 9/18/14. One week after NXT TakeOver Fatal 4 Way, Hideo Itami makes his NXT in ring debut.7:00 pm ET – Legends House: 4/16/14. Eight WWE Legends reunite and get acquainted with their new neighbors. Back at the Legends’ House, tempers flare.8:00 pm ET – Legends House: 4/23/14. The legends play a polo match…WWE style! Back at the Legends House, Tony Atlas and ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan attempt to co-exist.9:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 10/2/95. On this episode of WCW Monday Nitro Lex Luger puts his career on the line against Randy Savage. Hulk Hogan looks to confront The Giant.10:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 10/9/95. On this episode of Nitro Sting returns to solve the problems between Macho Man and Lex Luger. Ric Flair vs Arn Anderson inside a steel cage.11:00 pm ET – Legends House: 4/23/14. The legends play a polo match…WWE style! Back at the Legends House, Tony Atlas and ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan attempt to co-exist.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair HospitalizedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:40 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list ROH announces Death Before Dishonor PPV and TV tapings for Las Vegas this September Facebooklast_img read more

Morning Press Union membership Corn donations Endangered Species Act GOP recall effort

first_imgThe forecast calls for highs in the 80s and 90s this week, with Tuesday and Wednesday bearing the brunt of another heat wave. Check out all the details in our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the weekend:Union membership steady in Clark County after rulingWashington has one of the country’s most unionized workforces. A year after the Janus ruling, the Associated Press, analyzing federal data, found that states that allowed unions to collect fees from nonmembers saw their unionization rates drop only modestly or even rise. Washington, according to the analysis, saw its unionization rate rise by 4 percentage points.Local governments in Clark County have had few, if any, employees who were assessed representation fees by unions. Data obtained by local governments in Clark County show that the rate of employees represented by unions has largely held steady.Read the full story: Union membership steady in Clark County after rulingChanges to Endangered Species Act could affect county wildlifeEight species living in Clark County are classified as threatened or endangered under the act, including the northern spotted owl, water howellia, and coho and chinook salmon. Two mammals — the North American wolverine and brush prairie pocket gopher — are candidates for the list.last_img read more

Working in Clark County Amie Sowe instructor at Touchmark Health Fitness Club

first_imgAt 11 a.m. on a Wednesday, one could hear Amie Sowe’s voice carrying through the gym at Touchmark Health & Fitness Club.“If you can, get that leg up! One-two, up. One-two, up,” she yelled, voice reverberating beyond the walls of the small dance room. “Yeah! Good!”But the compliments she’s yelling following a move don’t feel artificial or robotic; Sowe turns around to face the group with what looks to be a genuine smile of encouragement. Her necklace, a golden cutout of the African continent, glistens on her chest.Although Sowe, 25 — birth name Yaamie — has lived in the United States since she was 5, she channels the love of her home country of The Gambia into the twice-a-week class.“I love African music, from all of Africa, the whole continent,” she said. “So let me try and showcase it in a way that will make people aware; just dance in your house for 30 minutes and feel good. Here are some moves to help your back, or your balance. That’s how I molded it. Just to showcase me and who I am. This is me.”Runs in the familyThe fitness club is attached to Touchmark Fairway Village, a senior living facility, and while open to the public, it mainly caters to those age 50 and older, as well as Touchmark employees.last_img read more

5 things we learned from Man Citys FA Cup final victory

first_imgTime to talk about the 5 things we learned from Man City’s FA Cup final win at Wembley Stadium, the Citizens got the domestic Treble.It’s official, Man City made history after winning the domestic Treble against Watford in the FA Cup Final played at Wembley Stadium.The Citizens won with a dominant 6-0 result that gave us goals from David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus (x2), and Raheem Sterling (x2).Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…This means that the Citizens finally completed what has never been done before, which is an English team getting to win the domestic Treble for the first time in the football history of this country.There are many things that we need to discuss about this significant event, we’ll talk about 5 things we learned from this latest success that Manchester Citi completed.last_img read more