You cant change facts Savita report with government next week

first_imgThey have two weeks to respond to it and if they want to respond, they need to do so by next Friday.The chairman said that he believed that “there are in the region of 30 people who are named in it” and that previous drafts had followed the same two-week protocol.When asked about whether previous drafts had resulted in amendments being made, he said: “I don’t know. You can’t change facts.”An earlier draft of the report by the Health Service Executive is believed to have said that Halappanavar’s blood infection had gone undiagnosed for days.Savita’s husband, Praveen, refused to cooperate with the HSE enquiry, believing that it should have been conducted in public and held independently.Read: Leaked Savita death report backs government’s decision to legislate – Rabbitte > AROUND 30 PEOPLE are believed to be mentioned in the final report into the death of Savita Halappanavar, which is to be delivered to government a week from today.The chairman of Regional Health Forum West, Councillor Pádraig Conneely, told that the final report was sent to “all the people named in the report or were on the investigating team” last week.last_img read more

Your weekend GAA round up

first_imgWhat was said here?That brief conversation between referee Cormac Reilly and Cork selector Ciaran O’Sullivan with free-taker Colm O’Neill also in shot. Source: James Crombie/INPHOPick it outMayo’s Cillian O’Connor holds off James Loughrey to kill the ball with a fine first touch before laying off to Alan Dillon. Source: Balls.ieCool as you likeAidan O’Shea showed great composure to step inside his marker and go around the goalkeeper for his goal on 67 minutes. Source: RTE playerMinorsDonegal booked their place in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship after edging Roscommon out at Markievicz Park. The Ulster champions were frustrated by the Rossies’ defensive tactics but earned a 0-10 to 1-5 victory.On Sunday, holders Mayo were convincing against Armagh with Brian Reape scoring 2-1 in their 3-13 to 0-9 to book a spot in the last four.Dublin face Cork and Kerry take on Kildare in the remaining two quarter-finals this afternoon.Ladies footballThe weekend’s GAA action isn’t over just yet. As well as two minor football quarter-finals, Monday see Donegal and Kerry meet in the All-Ireland Ladies SFC qualifiers before Cork take on Galway in the All-Ireland minor A football final.Fan of the weekendThis young Armagh supporter is some mover. Source: RTE playerComing up next…Football showdowns next Saturday. All Ulster battle between Donegal and Armagh at 4pm while Dublin face Monaghan at 6pm. Both in Croke Park. Then on Sunday, it’s hurling with Kilkenny and Limerick going head to head.How was the weekend for you?Kerry beat Galway to secure All-Ireland SFC semi-final spotMayo book All-Ireland MFC spot with storming second half Meath have never won their subsequent game after playing in a Leinster final in the qualifier era. #GAA— Pat Nolan (@pat_nolan) August 2, 2014 Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Good causeDarran O’Sullivan tweeted this pic of the Kerry team supporting Donal Walsh LiveLife, a foundation dedicated to providing suicide prevention support in memory of the inspiration teenager, who passed away last year. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Source: Pat Nolan/Twitter How significant was Monaghan’s win?Here’s how much. It has been a long time coming but, 84 years after their last senior championships win at GAA HQ, they claimed another on Saturday. Grimley won’t talk to WoolyThere’s been plenty made of Armagh’s media ban and it doesn’t look like ending any time soon. Newstalk reporter Colm Parkinson looked to talk to winning manager Paul Grimley after Saturday’s game but he opted not to. Grimley also later turned down Sky Sports for an interview. NEED TO CATCH up on another super weekend of GAA? Look no further. Aidan O’Shea after scoring a goal for Mayo. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOTalking pointsGreat weekend for Ulster: Armagh and Monaghan got the better of Leinster opponents Meath and Kildare at Croke Park on Saturday meaning Ulster possesses three (Donegal, Armagh and Monaghan) of the six counties left in this year’s senior football championship along with Dublin, Kerry and Mayo. Monaghan earned a meeting with the All-Ireland champions by overcoming the Lilywhites after extra-time. Armagh, meanwhile, are pitted against Donegal. Kerry coast into last four: The Kingdom ended up comfortable winners over Galway with the help of man-of-the-match James O’Donoghue, who capped another impressive performance by chipping in with 1-5. Kerry against Mayo is going to be an interesting semi-final tie. Former Mayo coach Cian O’Neill is now involved with the Kerry back room team while ex-Kerry selector Donie Buckley is now involved with the Mayo back room team. Plenty of intrigue there.Mayo made to work hard: Last year’s beaten finalists, who reached their fourth consecutive semi-final, were not at their very best against Cork but just got over the line in an enthralling finish in which Aidan O’Shea and Brian Hurley scored goals in the space of a minute. Mayo could easily have been beaten after concdeding two soft goals and manager James Horan has work to do with his defence ahead of their semi-final against Kerry.Late controversy: Cork were trailing by two points when they won a free in a promising position with 72 minutes on the clock. Referee Cormac Reilly and Cork selector Ciaran O’Sullivan exchanged words before Colm O’Neill put the ball over the bar. The full-time whistle went seconds later and Reilly and the Cork players were irate with the man in black. Had he said there would be time for another play and should time-keeping be taken out of the referee’s hands?Meath’s appalling qualifier record continuesThis stat doesn’t make for good reading for Royals fans. Armagh look to DonegalArmagh certainly won’t fear playing Donegal next week given the historical advantage they’ve enjoyed over them. Armagh have triumphed against Donegal in the 2002, 2004 and 2006 Ulster senior football finals along with the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park. Armagh’s Aaron Findon and Aidan Forker celebrate after the final whistle. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO That’s Monaghan’s first senior championship victory in Croke Park since the 1930 All-Ireland semi-final— Fintan O’Toole (@fotoole13) August 2, 2014 Soaked ParkConditions at Croker on Saturday evening were far from ideal due to heavy rainfall: Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Conor McManus of Monaghan on his knees at full-time. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHORained offThe GAA was forced to cancel this year’s Poc Fada finals on Saturday after torrential rain at Annaverna Mountain, Ravensdale, Co. Louth. A new date for the event will be announced early next week. The Annaverna Mountains on Saturday. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOGoing soloThis wonderful effort from Galway midfielder Tom Flynn is one of the best individual goals we’ve seen at Croke Park this summer. Would he have been let run through the Kerry backline in the days before the black card? Source: RTE playerWatching from a land Down UnderFormer Kerry stars Tadhg Kennelly and Tommy Walsh were rewarded for tuning in to the match in the early hours from Oz. Source: Fintan O’Toole/Twitter Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet  Lack of hunger?Joe Brolly was extremely critical of the Tribesmen after their defeat to Kerry, claiming they never believed they could win.“They’re not a serious team,” Brolly said. “They didn’t come with real ambition.They wanted it like the Rose of Tralee would like world peace. She’s not actually serious about world peace. They didn’t come here believing they would win the game.”Fair analysis or harsh comments?last_img read more

Déforestation les forêts du Congo surveillées par satellite

first_imgDéforestation : les forêts du Congo surveillées par satelliteAlors que la déforestation est à travers le monde responsable de 15 à 20% des émissions de gaz à effet de serre, les grands pays du bassin du Congo vont désormais pouvoir surveiller leurs forêts grâce à des photos satellites. Des images d’une très grande précision financées par l’Agence française de développement (AFD).L’AFD a en effet signé un partenariat avec Spot Image, une filiale d’Astrium, pour fournir aux pays du bassin du Congo des images satellites qui leur permettront de surveiller avec une extrême précision la santé de leurs forêts. Spot Image mettra à leur disposition les photos satellites actuelles, mais aussi celles des années précédentes, afin qu’elles puissent être comparées. À lire aussiLes tamanoirs, des animaux plus dangereux qu’ils n’en ont l’airCes images “vont nous garantir un suivi de nos forêts”, souligne Jacqueline Madozein, l’une des responsables du ministère de l’Environnement de la République centrafricaine. Et Didier Rigal,  responsable du développement durable chez Spot Image, de préciser : “Les images satellites ont une résolution de 2,5 mètres, ce qui signifie que l’on peut voir un trou dans le couvert forestier de cette taille”. La marge de manoeuvre des responsables de coupes illégales s’en trouvera alors extrêmement réduite, et devrait l’être encore plus d’ici deux ans, avec le satellite Spot 6.Restent alors plusieurs problèmes de taille : la formation de techniciens capables de lire et interpréter les cartes, mais aussi le simple accès aux images. “Si la République démocratique du Congo est en train de s’équiper avec du haut débit, la République centrafricaine va pour l’instant fonctionner avec des DVD”, explique Denis Loyer, expert climatique à l’AFD. A plus long terme, la consultation des images devrait également être facilitée grâce à un projet de station de réception qui sera installée à Libreville, grâce au financement de la France et du gouvernement gabonais.Le 19 décembre 2010 à 18:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

ADzero le nouveau smartphone en bambou

first_imgADzero, le nouveau smartphone en bambouLes constructeurs se sont toujours efforcé de rester au top au niveau du design de leurs smartphones. Le tout, en essayant de rester dans la course du smartphone le plus fin ou le plus léger. Mais un étudiant fait mieux, en lançant le premier smartphone en bambou. Un étudiant anglais de la Middlesex University, Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, vient de lancer sa propre création: un smartphone… en bambou. Non vous ne rêvez pas, l’ADzero n’est pas un concept mais bien un téléphone. Il est fabriqué à partir de bambou, issu du développement durable. Ce dernier a ensuite été traité pour améliorer sa résistance. Son créateur a précisé avoir créé ce téléphone lorsqu’il n’était pas cours, car il trouvait que les téléphones se ressemblaient tous.Aucune information n’est donnée sur ses fonctionnalités, si ce n’est qu’il devrait embarquer Android, voire la version Ice Cream Sandwich, et une caméra au dos. Le nouvel appareil devrait même posséder un “anneau de lumière” permettant de rendre les photos prises par le téléphone encore plus lumineuses.Côté pratique, l’ADzero pèse deux fois moins lourd qu’un iPhone et possède même un écran plus grand.Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, toujours étudiant dans les programmes Conception de produits et Directeur de l’ingénierie de l’université, a déclaré “il peut sembler étrange d’utiliser du bambou pour un téléphone, mais en réalité, c’est un matériau extrêmement résistant et durable. En réalité, la qualité est parfaite pour ce genre d’utilisation”.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?À la base prévu pour le marché chinois, mais face à l’engouement, ce téléphone devrait tout de même débarquer dans son pays d’origine, le Royaume-Uni. Cependant, aucun prix n’a été annoncé. Le Telegraph précise que le mobile devrait arriver sur le marché cette année. Toutefois, ce smartphone devrait rester inédit, et ne sortir qu’en très petite quantité.Alors, à quand un iPhone ou un Galaxy en bambou ? Le 4 février 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

House fire destroys house in Big Pine Key

first_imgBIG PINE KEY, Fla. (WSVN) — Fierce flames tore through a house on Big Pine Key, Friday morning.The house, located around West Sandy Circle, near Journeys End Road, caught on fire at around 5:30 a.m.Six people who live in the house were able to get out safely.Officials declared the home a total loss. They believe the fire started in a garage or storage shed.The fire marshal is investigating the cause.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

New Owner to Restore Mountain Gazette to Former Glory

first_imgSummit Publishing, the owner of several outdoors publications, has acquired Mountain Gazette from Active Interest Media’s Skram Media unit. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Under Summit, Mountain Gazette will be a part of the Outdoor Adventure Network, a network of small publications brought together into one group to sell national advertising into regional publications. Summit also publishes Blue Ridge Outdoors, Elevation Outdoors and Breathe magazines. Mountain Gazette will continue to be edited by John Fayhee, Summit says, and will keep its other current staffers. “We are going to work hard to restore this publication to its former glory,” Summit president and owner Blake DeMaso wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “That means everything from edit, to look and feel, to advertising. Mountain Gazette is an incredible brand and publication and it really just needs some attention and the guidance of a company that specializes in regional publications.” Launched in 1966 as Skiers’ Gazette, Mountain Gazette was purchased by Skram Media in 2008. Skram, in turn, was acquired by Backpacker and Yoga Journal publisher Active Interest Media this summer. The deal was structured to allow AIM to manage Skram operations under an agreement to purchase the company in three years based on certain performance benchmarks.According to Skram Media founder and publisher Mark Crowther, the divestiture will help Skram to focus all of its efforts on the company’s other titles—Climbing and Urban Climber.The first issue of Mountain Gazette under Summit will be the September 2010 issue. The magazine will continue to be published monthly (45,000 circ) and be distributed in its home state of Colorado, as well as parts of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Amanda Richards Graduates From WPI

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — On Saturday, May 12, on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) campus quadrangle, over 1,000 bachelor’s degrees were awarded during the university’s 150th commencement ceremony.Amanda Richards of Wilmington, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with distinction.The keynote address was given by Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream, and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. The book, which was made into a major motion picture in 2016, shares the history of the black female mathematicians who were part of NASA’s workforce from the 1940s to the 1960s.Shetterly told the graduates that the problems they will be asked to solve “will demand your skills as a professional, but they’ll also require you to draw on your deepest well of humanity,” saying that science and the humanities are “both rooted in the same motivation, which is to measure and understand the nature of the world, and to make the human world a better place.”During the ceremony, Shetterly received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree, and Philip Ryan ’65, former chairman of the Board of Trustees who served as interim president of WPI in 2013-14, received an honorary doctor of engineering degree.In her remarks, President Leshin reminded members of the Class of 2018 that she had arrived on campus when they did, having begun her presidency just a few weeks before their move-in day in 2014.Leshin concluded by telling the graduates, “With your talent and your WPI education, we know that you will do well in your career, and do well for your families. My charge to you, Undergraduate Class of 2018, is that you also be sure to do good-for your community, for your nation, for the planet, and for all those who will follow in your footsteps.”About Worcester Polytechnic InstituteFounded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Projects Program. There are more than 40 WPI project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.(NOTE: The above announcement is from WPI via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Abbott & Johnston Graduate From Worcester Polytechnic InstituteIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Bridget Sullivan Completes Research Project In Moscow With WPIIn “Education”last_img read more

BSE closes points 39452 up on Dec 20

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 394.52 points up to stand at 21103.14. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 112.850 points up to stand at 6,279.50. MCX and Jaypee Infratech Ltd were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.91% and 7.46% along with J&K Bank and Power Finance with an increase of 7.38% and 7.18% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Gitanjali Gems and Adani Ports with a decrease of 4.16% and 2.09% along with Engineers India and United Breweries Ltd with a decrease of 2.00% and 1.81% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 249.27 points at 12,361.65 while the banking sector is up 231.10 points at 12,892.32 and the realty sector is up 35.34 points at 1,403.89. The Indian currency is up 0.06% at Rs 62.11 per dollar.last_img read more

31 Rohingyas pushed back

first_imgIn this handout photograph released by the Bangladesh Coast Guard on 19 August, 2017 shows Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar sitting in a boat after Bangladesh coast guard stopped them on Naf river from entering the country. Photo: AFPMembers of Bangladesh coast Guards Saturday turned back a boat carrying 31 Rohingya Muslim refugees escaping renewed army activity in their neighbouring Myanmar homeland, an official said.The push-back came after at least 500 Rohingya fled their villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, crossing the border to take shelter in refugee camps and hills in Bangladesh’s southeastern Cox’s Bazar district.A coastguard patrol boat found the boat on the Naf river, which acts as a border between Bangladesh and Myanmar, as it tried to enter Cox’s Bazar early in the morning.The refugees included women and children who said they were victims of violence, coast guard spokesman Sheikh Fakhr Uddin said quoting the escapees.“We found two injured among 18 men, along with nine women and four children. But we had to send them back,” Uddin told AFP.The latest influx follows a months-long bloody military crackdown on the mainly Muslim minority in Myanmar that led tens of thousands to flee across the border. The United Nations has said the violence may amount to ethnic cleansing.“We have beefed up our patrol on the Naf as (Myanmar) army is gathering in the bordering villages, which may prompt them (Rohingya) to try coming to Bangladesh,” Uddin said.Dhaka estimates that nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees are living in squalid refugee camps and makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar, which borders Rakhine.Their numbers swelled last October when more than 70,000 Rohingya villagers began arriving, bringing stories of systematic rape, murder and arson at the hands of Myanmar soldiers.Last week, the UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee voiced alarm at reports that a Myanmar army battalion had flown into Rakhine to help local authorities boost security in the region.Buddhist-majority Myanmar has long faced criticism for its treatment of the more than one million Rohingya who live in Rakhine, who are seen as interlopers from Bangladesh, denied citizenship and access to basic rights.But they are also increasingly unwelcome in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, where police often blame them for crimes such as drug trafficking.Dhaka has floated the idea of relocating tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote, flood-prone island off its coast, despite opposition from rights groups.last_img read more

3 JMB men arrested

first_imgMembers of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three suspected members of banned Islamic outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from different parts of Sadar and Shibganj upazilas of Chapainawabganj early Tuesday.The arrestees are Rahmat Ali, 47, son of Abdul Gafur, Jahangir Alam, 43, son of Mafiz Uddin and MoazzemHossain, 30, son of Hazrat Ali of Shibganj upazila.Tipped off, a team of RAB-5 conducted a raid at Durgapur Purbapara in Sadar upazila and arrested Rahmat Ali around 3:45am, reports UNB.Following his statement, members of the elite force conducted another drive at Chakla in Shibganj uapzila and arrested Jahangir and Moazzem, said a press release of RAB.Police also recovered some jihadi books and passports from their possession.last_img read more

Cloud computing helping Indian SMBs in a big way MS study

first_imgKolkata: Cloud computing is enhancing customer advocacy and loyalty for SMBs (small and medium business) enabling them to connect with potential customers in other parts of the country and abroad, acccording to a Microsoft study. The study has found that there was 2.3 times improvement in customer advocacy and loyalty and three times improvement in accessing new customers for SMBs on adopting cloud computing.Cloud computing was democratising access to technology and enabled an SMB to access the same technology and compute power as a large enterprise without investing heavily in capital expenditure, it said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMoreover, cloud computing services are the same whether a business has a local or international presence, which enables SMBs to service their customers in a cost-effective manner, irrespective of whether they are in the neighborhood or in another country/geography.The Microsoft study said cloud computing offered tremendous growth opportunities for local businesses and was growth driver that a small business can adopt to become a large business in the shortest possible time.last_img read more

Mahapatra to meet officials of floodprone districts

first_imgKolkata: The state Irrigation minister Saumen Mahapatra is set to hold a high level meeting with officials of four flood-prone districts adjacent to Kolkata. Officials of three civic bodies that look after the civic amenities in and around Kolkata, will also be present in the meeting.Officials from Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24-Parganas districts will be attending the meeting and at the same time, senior officials of KMC, Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation and Howrah Municipal Corporation Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightshave also been urged to bepresent in the meeting, where there will be discussions to ascertain if any further step needs to be taken up to check flood-like situation in any of the districts.The officials from the districts as well as from the civic bodies will be asked to discuss if there is any work that needs to be carried out to avoid waterlogging.Mahapatra said: “The meeting with officials of the districts adjacent to Kolkata will be held on Wednesday. There will be another meeting with officials from other flood-prone districts in South Bengal.”He further said that round-the-clock control room is functioning in the state Irrigation department and another control room is working in full swing in North Bengal.last_img read more

Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody

first_imgAnother child dies under this Administration’s watch. Such a devastating story to hear on Christmas Day. My heart is with the family of this little boy who lost their son.— Rep. Marc Veasey (@RepVeasey) December 25, 2018President Donald Trump has made hardline immigration policies a central plank of his presidency, drawing fire from critics who accuse him of demonizing migrants for political gain.He is locked in a battle with Congress over funding for his planned border wall, which he claims will stem migration from Latin American countries plagued by gang violence and poverty.“Heartbroken to hear of a second child’s death in CBP custody,” tweeted Nydia Velazquez, a Democratic congresswoman from New York.“We must demand accountability, find answers and put an end to this Administration’s hateful, dangerous anti-immigrant policies.”Heartbroken to hear of a second child’s death in CBP custody. We must demand accountability, find answers and put an end to this Administration’s hateful, dangerous anti-immigrant policies.— Rep. Nydia Velazquez (@NydiaVelazquez) December 25, 2018 An 8-year-old migrant from Guatemala died in government custody on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said, the second child fatality in U.S. detention this month.The boy, who was with his apprehended father, had been transferred to a New Mexico medical center showing signs of sickness on Monday, the agency said.Staff diagnosed him with a cold but later discovered a fever. He was released midday, given prescriptions for ibuprofen and the amoxicillin antibiotic.The child was later transferred back to the hospital after showing signs of nausea and vomiting, dying just after midnight.The CBP said it had not established the cause of death but would “ensure an independent and thorough review of the circumstances.”The news triggered outrage on social media, days after the body of a Guatemalan migrant girl who died in similar circumstances was returned home.Her death reignited debate in the United States over immigration policy and the treatment of migrants.“Another child dies under this Administration’s watch,” tweeted Democratic Congressman Marc Veasey of Texas.“Such a devastating story to hear on Christmas Day.” Thanks for reading The Tico Times. We strive to keep you up to date about everything that’s been happening in Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we need your help. The Tico Times is partly funded by you and every little bit helps. If all our readers chipped in a buck a month we’d be set for years. Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentscenter_img Related posts:Landmark sexual slavery case in Guatemala examines use of rape as weapon of war Following Trump, Guatemala begins process to move embassy to Jerusalem Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt dies at 91 Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recoveredlast_img read more

Residents clean up after typhoon pelts Guam with winds rain

first_imgCharles Henry, 28, Clayton Faubion, 25, Charles Harstad, 23, and Jamal Arurag, 19, observe barreling waves behind the University of Guam Marine Lab on the island’s eastern coast during a powerful Pacific typhoon on Friday, May 15, 2015. The National Weather Service said the center of Typhoon Dolphin had passed through a 50-mile-wide channel between Guam and the island of Rota. (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo) Verde said FEMA will do a joint assessment with the government of Guam on damage from the typhoon. The assessment will be compiled to determine if any federal funding will be needed.Gov. Eddie Calvo’s spokeswoman, Oyaol Ngirairikl, said the government was still in its initial stages of assessing damage.Navy Lt. Tim Gorman, spokesman for Joint Region Marianas, said he lost power about 8 p.m. Friday but the electricity came back on at noon.“All things considered, it could have been a lot worse,” he said.About 40 percent of the island’s 50,000 electric utility customers were still without power in the early afternoon, said Heidi Ballendorf, a spokeswoman for Guam’s power and water utilities. Service had yet to be restored to about 12 percent of water customers.A 57-year-old homeless man said he rode out the storm on the grounds of a strip mall in the capital of Hagatna. Frank Reyes said the storm was the worst he’s experienced since becoming homeless two years ago.“This one was the strongest so far. This one kind of scared me,” Reyes said.Hagatna resident Roberta Perez, 57, said she was surprised the road in front of her house didn’t flood. She prepared for the storm by doing work inside and outside her house. Top Stories “I secured all my personal belongings, and I cut my mango tree down because that saves me from a lot of work,” Perez said. But her neighbor’s pandanus tree fell, which affected her property. “In order for me to access my driveway, I have to clean this up.”The typhoon was 165 miles northwest of Guam as of 7 a.m. local time. It had maximum sustained winds of 125 mph.It was traveling west-northwest but is expected to curve and start heading northeast.National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Chen said the storm has the potential to become a super typhoon when it’s over the open ocean.He said residents should avoid beaches for the next couple of days because the storm will continue to generate swells and high surf for Guam’s coastlines.Guam is home to about 160,000 people. It is known for white beaches and historic World War II battle sites, and it depends heavily on tourism.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Patients with chronic pain give advice Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helpcenter_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam is cleaning up after a powerful Pacific typhoon hammered the U.S. territory with high winds, rain and large waves.Workers in Mongmong, Toto and Maite villages used a pickup to tow away downed coconut trees on Saturday.A large monkeypod tree was uprooted and sitting on its side at a park in the capital of Hagatna.One person was injured in the storm and taken to the hospital.“There were no casualties. That means people really paid attention,” said Veronica Verde, spokeswoman for Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 9.last_img read more

Greek minister calls on nation to reject bailout deal

first_imgGreece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waves and smiles as he arrives at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Friday, June 26, 2015. The bitter standoff between Greece and its international creditors was extended into the weekend, just days before Athens has to meet a crucial debt deadline which could decide whether it goes bankrupt and gets kicked out of the euro currency club.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza) Top Stories Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Check your body, save your life ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s development minister is urging the nation to vote against the country’s bailout deal with international creditors in a July 5 referendum.Panayiotis Lafazanis says Greeks will answer “with a resounding no” in the vote.Lafazanis spoke early Saturday, after an emergency cabinet meeting during which Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his intention to call the referendum. Sponsored Stories How do cataracts affect your vision? Comments   Share   Parents, stop beating yourself up Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

SwissBelhotel International joins hands with Sala Bai Hotel School

first_imgSource = Swiss-Belhotel International Swiss-Belhotel International joins hands with Sala Bai Hotel SchoolSwiss-Belhotel International joins hands with Sala Bai Hotel SchoolSwiss-Belhotel International with deep roots and a bright future in the Asia Pacific region, is demonstrating its firm commitment to helping young people achieve sustainable goals through tourism education and career opportunities.This month, the company is stepping up its support for a series of initiatives that provide training for students at the Sala Bai Hotel School in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The charitable academy was created in 2002 to enable Cambodian teenagers, especially girls, to escape poverty and human trafficking fuelled by years of civil war and persecution.Mr. Gavin M Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, has been a long-term supporter of the Sala Bai Hotel School since he helped establish Friends of Sala Bai Australia (FOSBA) in 2005 in partnership with Blue Mountains Hotel School in Sydney. FOSBA hosts annual events where contributors meet to raise funds and share their passion for supporting underprivileged young Cambodians through relevant education and training.Having developed a strong relationship with the school over a considerable number of years, Swiss-Belhotel International has now made the academy its official industry charity. All of the group’s employees will be involved in a programme to raise funds for the school, a scholarship programme will launch this year, and senior staff will dedicate their time to provide valuable training for Sal Bai students.“As the hotel and hospitality industry expands in Cambodia, so do the number of job opportunities for local people. Sala Bai Hotel School provides an essential bridge to connect underprivileged youngsters with job-focused education and training so that they can transform their lives,” explained Mr. Faull.“By sponsoring students and providing active, long-term support for the school, we believe Swiss-Belhotel International can make a real difference and help build a brighter future for these talented young people,” he added.Sala Bai Hotel School trains more than 100 students a year on a training course that covers five key areas of hotel operations: restaurant management, food and beverage preparation, front office duties, housekeeping and beauty therapy. The courses are free and the school has so far trained more than 1,300 students. The final month of the 12-month programme is dedicated to a job search and this has resulted in a 100% success rate to date.To involve guests in the initiative, Swiss-Belhotel International is launching a worldwide “Adopt a Bernie” campaign, beginning at all the Group’s hotels in Australia and New Zealand. Bernie is the brand’s mascot, a cuddly version of the St Bernard mountain rescue dog from Switzerland. The soft-toy is sold at Swiss-Belhotel outlets as a souvenir of the stay.In Australia and New Zealand, all Swiss-Belhotel International properties will have a basket of Bernies placed at their reception desk, along with a sign explaining the “Adopt a Bernie” initiative, highlighting the role of Sala Bai Hotel School. For every Bernie purchased, $2 will be donated to the campaign.“Adopt a Bernie will do more than simply provide money. Senior staff will be sent to help with hands-on training in Cambodia, and graduates from the school will be given the chance to work with us. We are starting the scholarship programme this year by selecting a student from Sala Bai to be employed at Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak in New Zealand,” explained Mr. Faull.“Bernie is a true rescue dog and now he can help save young people from a life of poverty and struggle,” he added.To learn more visit the Sala Bai Hotel School websitelast_img read more

Vistara kick starts anniversary celebrations with children from Salaam Baalak Trust

first_imgOn January 5, 2016, Vistara kicked off its first anniversary celebrations with the children from ‘Salaam Baalak Trust’ (SBT). Vistara revelled in the creativity of young minds by organising an earthen pot painting competition and sapling planting activity with them at their corporate office, One Horizon Center in Gurgaon.Last year on January 9, Vistara’s maiden flight took to the skies with 12 children from SBT as special guests on board. Both, the children and the airline, have come a long way since then. The competition, which drew participation from 30 children, saw them paint the planters with their vivid imagination. They also planted saplings in their respective planters and presented it to their favourite employee volunteers. The activity was co-organised by Vistara and One Horizon Center. Vistara’s CEO Phee Teik Yeoh, also present at the occasion, went a step further and shared warmth by donating blankets for all 650 children of SBT across their four shelters in Delhi/ NCR.Under their Community Outreach programme, Vistara employees got together and organised the Chennai Flood Relief Donation Drive for relief and rehabilitation of the victims. The drive successfully generated close to 2 lakh rupees which Vistara donated to Goonj, an NGO that has undertaken and successfully carried out many relief and rehabilitation operations in the past.last_img read more

NASHVILLE — Gov Bill Haslam told a group of prote

first_img NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam told a group of protesters demanding clemency for a Tennessee woman serving life in prison that he’s reviewing her case.Cyntoia Brown was 16 when she killed a man who had picked her up for sex. She was tried as an adult and convicted of first-degree murder. Her lawyers say she was a sex-trafficking victim afraid for her life. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian and singer Rihanna have rallied support for her.The protesters Monday used a bullhorn to lead chants for clemency at a Nashville library where Haslam was speaking on higher education at a forum sponsored by The Tennessean newspaper.The paper reports that the outgoing governor told an audience member that he’s reviewing her case along with several others.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2018 12:34 pm PDTcenter_img Protesters demanding clemency for woman, interrupt governorlast_img read more

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