Study shows economic benefits of patient approach to northern cod recovery

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A slow and steady approach to rebuilding the northern cod stock could see employment in the crucial fishery skyrocket in just over a decade, according to a new study.The report was released Thursday by advocacy group Oceana Canada as one of six case studies assessed by University of British Columbia fisheries economists in a larger report considering the social and economic benefits of rebuilding Canada’s fisheries.The economists project that within 11 years, under favourable environmental conditions and low fishing pressure, a rebuilt northern cod fishery could support 26,000 jobs — 16 times more than today. Economic activity generated by the fishery could reach $233 million, up from its current level of $33 million.“Our results suggest that bearing this short-term cost can lead to economic benefits, which in the long term are an improvement over maintaining the status quo,” the full report reads. The study spoke to the northern cod’s status as an “iconic species” of huge importance to the coastal communities of northeastern Newfoundland and Labrador.“It (northern cod) stands as a symbol of the bounty and prosperity that supported massive fisheries …. It also is a symbol of loss and the devastating consequences of overfishing,” the study read.“Signs of a fragile recovery of northern cod bring hope, and with it, opportunities to (correct) the wrongs of the past.”Researchers ran several scenarios, but even under the poorest environmental conditions, the study projected the value of northern cod, if allowed to rebuild to a healthy status with low fishing pressure, would exceed its value under current practices.The northern cod projections were set against a “status quo” catch. The status quo was defined as 13,000 tonnes of fish landed annually while a low fishing catch was defined as 9,500 annual tonnes.The commercial cod fishery, once the backbone of Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishing industry, collapsed and was placed under a moratorium in 1992, throwing thousands out of work and sparking protests.Federal fisheries officials reported this year that the stock has made significant gains over the last few years but warned that it is still in a critical zone.Oceana Canada’s projections are consistent with advice given by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans when it release its annual report last month. DFO advised keeping cod removal at the “lowest possible levels” until population numbers clear the critical zone.The Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union responded to DFO’s latest report by advocating for “modest increases in harvest rates” and arguing these increases would not significantly impact the stock’s growth.Oceana Canada’s science director Robert Rangeley said in an interview that northern cod was chosen as a case study because it has great potential. “It’s been showing … some evidence of kind of a fragile recovery. It’s going in the right direction,” Rangeley said. “Should we be patient, or should we be rushing in and fishing it now? I think this adds little bit more evidence that a patient approach will reap benefits in the future.”Rangeley said rebuilding plans are a key but often missing piece to restoring the healthy status of Canadian stocks.The cod study noted that just five of Canada’s fish stocks assessed as “critically depleted” have rebuilding plans in place, and not all of these follow global best practices.Rangeley said these plans should keep the needs of coastal communities in mind, but he said the biggest payoff will come if the stocks are able to rebuild to a healthy level because of reduced fishing pressure.“We still have to rebuild these stocks, and that’s where the value is going to come. That’s the investment,” Rangeley said.Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Katy Perry Urges Fans To Support Meditation Charity For Her Birthday

first_imgFor her birthday, Katy Perry has tweeted fans to support Transcendental Meditation for school kids and veterans.Katy Perry says that Transcendental Meditation changed her life and, for her October 25 birthday, she is asking her fans to donate to the David Lynch Foundation, a US-based charity that provides meditation instruction at no charge to inner-city school kids and veterans suffering from the traumatic stress of combat.In a tweet last week to her 27 million twitter followers, Perry writes: “Transcendental Meditation changed my life. For my birthday I would love to pay it forward. In lieu of gifts, donate to www.davidlynchfoundation.org/katyperry.”Perry joins a growing number of A-list celebs who practice Transcendental Meditation, or “TM”as it is called, including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Russell Simmons, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Cheryl Crow, Moby, Ben Harper and Laura Dern.On the David Lynch Foundation donation webpage, Perry writes about her support for TM: “I have been meditating for two years now, and it’s the best thing I have ever done to help bring more creativity, positive energy and peace to my life. When I’m tired, stressed, anxious or depressed, I meditate, and it clears my mind, and makes me feel relaxed and happier. I have shared the meditation experience with my friends, and recommend it to everyone I know.“I support the David Lynch Foundation because it brings Transcendental Meditation to millions of adults and children all over the world who suffer from post-traumatic stress, such as veterans, inner-city school kids, and women and girls who are victims of violence.“Please help me celebrate my birthday by making a donation to DLF. Your donation is not only special to me, but to all of the people whose lives you will help through the lifelong gift of meditation.”Last year, Perry urged her fans to “pay it forward” with donations to the ASPCA to care for abused animals.last_img read more

Whats more Canadian than AIR FARCE eh Celebrated comedy troupe fêtes Canadas

first_imgAdvertisement AIR FARCE CANADA 150 embraces what it means to be Canadian, satirizing Canada’s past, present and future. Flashing back through history, the special focuses on the people and events that shaped our nation, including the Vikings landing in Newfoundland, the first hockey game, cottage life with Justin and Sophie Trudeau, and pop culture parodies like Canada: The Musical and an all-new take on the classic NFB animation The Log Driver’s Waltz.AIR FARCE CANADA 150 stars founding troupe members Don Ferguson and Luba Goy, and veterans Jessica Holmes (The Holmes Show, The Itch), Craig Lauzon (Fool Canada, The Ron James Show), Darryl Hinds (My Babysitter’s a Vampire, Little Mosque on the Prairie), and Emma Hunter (The Beaverton, Mr. D). Joining the troupe for the first time are Chris Wilson (from Vancouver’s award-winning sketch duo Peter n’ Chris, The Beaverton, What Would Sal Do, Meet the Family) and Toronto television and stage actress Isabel Kanaan (Haunted or Hoax). The special is directed by Rob Lindsay and Wayne Moss.Special guest stars scheduled to appear include Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space, Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas, Into the Forest, Insomnia), Kaniehtiio Horn (What Would Sal Do, Letterkenny, Hemlock Grove), Hélène Joy (Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland, Durham County), Eric Peterson (Corner Gas, This is Wonderland, Street Legal) and Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies).A fan favourite, AIR FARCE is one of Canada’s longest-running television comedies and highest-rated entertainment specials. A total audience of over 2.1 million Canadians watched AIR FARCE NEW YEAR’S EVE last year on CBC. (Source: Numeris TV Meter, Dec. 30, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 3, 2017, CBC Total, A2+, Total Canada, AMA, generated by InfoSys+TV).For more details and updates, visit airfarce.com.WEBSITEairfarce.comFACEBOOKFacebook.com/AirFarceCBCTWITTER@AirFarceCBC   #AirFarce150.About AIR FARCEMay the Farce be with you! AIR FARCE is one of the most popular and enduring sketch comedy troupes in Canadian history, skewering Canadian politics, current affairs, and pop culture. What began as a topical stage revue in 1970 grew into a wildly popular franchise, including: a CBC Radio series (1973-1997); a weekly CBC TV series (1993-2008); an annual CBC TV special, AIR FARCE NEW YEAR’S EVE (1992–present), soon to celebrate its 25th anniversary; national concert tours; live stage productions; books; and home audio and video releases. AIR FARCE has received many awards and accolades. The troupe members became the first Canadian inductees into the International Humour Hall of Fame in 1992 and were inducted into the Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame in 2001. They were the recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 1998 and received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2000. At the 2000 Gemini Awards, AIR FARCE received both the Earle Grey Award for its body of work in Canadian television, and the viewer-voted People’s Choice Award for favourite television program. AIR FARCE is produced by Don Ferguson Productions in association with CBC.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada. Twitter Advertisement Making Canadians laugh for over four decades, AIR FARCE pulls out all the stops for the country’s 150th birthday, capturing the patriotic spirit of the sesquicentennial celebrations in 60 funny, fast-paced minutes. For its first-ever summer special, and for the first time in AIR FARCE history, the whole country will come together to watch at the exact same time — no delays, no time shifting, and nothing held back. AIR FARCE CANADA 150 premieres Saturday, July 1, at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on CBC with an encore broadcast on Monday, July 3 at 8:00 PM (8:30 PM NT). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

Global food prices drop to 11month low in October UN agency reports

FAO’s Food Price Index averaged 216 points last month, down 4 per cent from September, the agency said in a news release. The index is a measure of basic food prices at the global level. “The drop was triggered by sharp declines in international prices of cereals, oils, sugar and dairy products,” said FAO. “Meat prices declined the least.”The agency attributes the decline to an improved supply outlook for a number of commodities and uncertainty about global economic prospects. Most agricultural commodity prices could remain below their recent highs in the months ahead, according to FAO’s biannual Food Outlook report, which analyzes developments in global food and feed markets and was also published today.A record harvest is expected this year for cereals, states the Outlook, which forecasts a record 2,325 million tons – 3.7 per cent above last year. Cereal prices are expected to stay relatively firm well into 2012.FAO said that global cereal prices have declined in recent months, with the Cereal Price Index registering an 11-month-low of 232 points in October. Prices, on average, however remain 5 per cent higher than last year’s already high level.The agency added that recent floods and their impact on Thailand’s rice production has had limited consequences on the global market thanks to large reserves. Also, large global supplies of sugar have put downward pressure on sugar prices since June. Improved supplies also weighed on dairy markets while strong palm oil output and record sunflower seed crops have driven prices down in the oils sector in recent months.The Outlook notes that prices generally remain “extremely volatile,” moving in tandem with unstable financial and equity markets. “Fluctuations in exchange rates and uncertainties in energy markets are also contributing to sharp price swings in agricultural markets,” said FAO Grains Analyst Abdolreza Abbassian.High food prices, according to the Outlook, are putting pressure on the world’s poorest nations, with the food import bills of the least developed countries (LDCs) soaring by almost a third from last year. The global cost of national food imports is expected to approach $1.3 trillion this year.The new issue of the Outlook also includes a chapter on the new Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), established by the Group of 20 leading economies (G-20) earlier this year and housed at FAO headquarters in Rome.AMIS, managed by a joint Secretariat composed of nine international organizations, has the capacity to collect, analyse and disseminate information on a regular basis regarding the current and future food market situation and food policies. 3 November 2011Food prices dropped to an 11-month low in October, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, while adding that they are still higher than last year and very volatile. read more

Sri Lankans in Korea being registered

The Sri Lankan Embassy in South Korea has sought details of all Sri Lankans in that country as a result of the recent tensions prevailing between North and South Korea.External Affairs Ministry spokesman Rodney Perera told the Colombo Gazette that the Sri Lankan Embassy in South Korea has urged Sri Lankans to register with the Embassy so that the Embassy can keep track of them in the event there is a situation. Report by Easwaran Rutnam A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee called on all foreign organizations, companies and tourists in South Korea to prepare measures for evacuation in case of war.“The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to a thermonuclear war” due to the hostile actions of the United States and South Korea and their moves for a war against the DPRK, the spokesman said. However he said that so far the South Korean authorities have not informed the Embassy to evacuate Sri Lankans in the country. Over 20,000 Sri Lankans are employed in South Korea. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had today asked foreigners living in South Korea to consider evacuation, the Xinhua news agency reported. The DPRK said Friday that the current question was not whether, but when a war would break out on the peninsula. Pyongyang has told foreign embassies to consider possible evacuation if tensions flare up. (Colombo Gazette) The current situation “is seriously affecting peace and security not only on the peninsula but in the rest of the Asia-Pacific,” the spokesman said.The DPRK “does not want to see foreigners in South Korea fall victim to the war,” he said.According to the spokesman, the United States and South Korea are watching for a chance to start a war against the DPRK as they have introduced weapons of mass destruction into South Korea. read more

More funding needed to tackle child labour in agriculture says UN marking

What did you dream of becoming when you were a child?🚀 An astronaut?🚒 A firefighter?💉 A veterinarian?1⃣5⃣2⃣ million children are trapped in child labour. Most of them in agriculture.We need to #StopChildLabour so all children can work on their dreams.#ZeroHunger pic.twitter.com/DAePPWsQxG— FAO (@FAO) June 11, 2019 Children sell food at a market in the town of Korhogo, in the north-west of Côte d’Ivoire. (file 2017), by © UNICEF/Frank DejonghWith an estimated 152 million child labourers worldwide, more than half of whom are being exploited in the most extreme forms, Africa has the most with 72 million, followed by Asia with 62 million. Around 71 per cent of child labourers work in the agriculture sector, amounting to more than 108 million boys and girls, making it the focus for the conference overall, and the conference will formulate short- and long-term action plans to end exploitation in the sector. Attendees, including national representatives, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and fair-trade organizations, are reflecting on progress and best practices for tackling child labour as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead.  Stepping-up efforts  The world will not be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, if child labourers in the agricuture sector are simply left behind, according to FAO.  Children in Nepal sell flowers in a Durbar Square, Kathmandu., by UN News/Eric Ganz”To make progress towards Zero Child Labour (SDG 8.7) the international community needs to reach scale”, which requires more investments, said FAO Assistant Director-General for Economic and Social Development Maximo Torero Cullen. He highlighted that a cross-sectoral approach focusing on agriculture, rural development and poverty reduction would help alleviate the child labour scourge.  “Each of these sectors and work areas have concrete potential to substantially contribute to the progress towards ending child labour, which are largely untapped”, concluded Mr. Torero. “It is time we go beyond the exclusive focus on selected global supply chains and begin investing resources into tackling child labor in all situations”, said Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) José Graziano da Silva in a video message, adding it was “essential to engage the agricultural workers and producer organizations.” Child labour is defined as work that is inappropriate for a child’s age, prevents compulsory education, or is likely to harm their health, safety or moral development. The FAO chief pointed out that not all participation by children in agriculture is considered child labour. For example, girls and boys learning how to grow vegetables or feed chickens on the family farm, can sharpen their skills and improve future livelihoods. “However, when children work many hours daily, when they do heavy work, when they carry out tasks that are dangerous or inappropriate for their age, when this impedes their education, this is child labour, and needs to be eliminated,” he stressed. “Household poverty remains a common cause of child labour in agriculture”, Mr. da Silva said. “In this context, social protection programmes and school feeding initiatives that link with family farmers are proven to be good antidotes against child labour”. Conference moves to end the practice FAO, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Union (EU) organized a special conference in Brussels to mark the World Day.   read more

Essequibo Coast pensioner kicked out of home

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWidow mother of four claims she’s being denied access to her deceased husband’s assets – by her in-lawsMarch 14, 2016In “Local News”Essequibo housewife stabbed multiple times by husbandFebruary 13, 2018In “Crime”Essequibo family homeless after house goes up in flamesMay 5, 2019In “Crime” Khalawatie Singh with all her belongings packed in baskets, bags and boxesLife dealt an Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) pensioner a devastating blow after she was kicked out of her home shortly after her husband of 38 years died. The woman is now at the mercy of friends and is begging for someone to assist her in getting somewhere to live.Khalawattie Singh, 66, of Perseverance Estate located along the Essequibo Coast said her husband, Tiwari Singh, died about three years ago. The duo had been living in their home all of their married life but had no children together. She did have stepchildren and have been caring for them as her own.The woman related to <<>> that about six months after her husband died, his children came and began demanding that she leave the house. She initially fought back but could not have resisted the combined efforts of the stepchildren.After she was thrown onto the streets, the elderly woman went to stay with some relatives but soon became a burden after which they asked her to leave. With nowhere to turn to, the woman went to a church in the neighbourhood and was turned away as well after being told she could not be accommodated there.This forced the already depressed woman to beg a friend for lodging. She was told that she can only stay for a short while since the friend is a single mother.With tears in her eyes, the elderly woman told this online publication that she is praying that someone assists her with an alternative arrangement since she would have to move to the streets if she cannot find a place. She said she is cognizant of the hardships her friend endures in order to accommodate her and added that she would have knocked on several doors but to no avail.Some residents in the area are willing to assist the woman if she is granted a plot of land to construct a home. They are also calling on the regional authorities to seek to have a senior citizens home constructed in the region since there are many other cases of parents being shunned by children and left to dwell on the streets.For now, Singh’s future looks very grim and according to her, it is very hard to go start over since she is not the fittest and cannot compete for a job. She is begging and praying that someone comes along and hears her plight so that she could have somewhere to spend her old age.She noted that she has lived a God-fearing life and was always helpful to those she could have helped. She added that had her husband been alive, then she would have the comfort of her own house as well as the warmth of her own bed to lay her head at nights. Now she is just consumed by the fact that she may be homeless in the blink of an eye. (Mohanlall Seulall) read more

Religion and health care What role does the Catholic Church play in

first_img Sunday 30 Apr 2017, 7:30 AM http://jrnl.ie/3360849 Short URL THE PLANNED MOVE of the National Maternity Hospital to St Vincent’s, a site owned by the Sisters of Charity, has opened up a new discussion about religion and health care in Ireland.The situation of religious orders providing health care services is not unique to Ireland – the Catholic Church is the largest non-government provider of health care services in the world. Parents for Choice protest against awarding of National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity outside Holles Street Maternity Hospital in Dublin. Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ieA number of Irish hospitals are owned by religious orders but there are also a confusing number of different structures at play with state-run, private and voluntary hospitals.  At least two voluntary hospitals formerly run by religious orders – Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda and Portiuncula in Ballinasloe – have become State-run hospitals in recent years.Two orders of nuns own some of the biggest hospitals in Dublin. The St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, made up of St Vincent’s University Hospital, St Vincent’s Private and St Michael’s Hospital in Dun Laoghaire is owned by the Sisters of Charity, while the Sisters of Mercy own the Mater Hospital, the Children’s University Hospital at Temple Street and Cappagh Orthopedic Hospital in Finglas.The proposed deal for the new National Maternity Hospital would see the Sisters of Charity owning the facility in Dublin 4 as it would be providing the land at no cost.There has been strong criticism of the financial deal, with objectors pointing out that the Sisters of Charity still owe €3 million to the redress scheme for survivors of Magdalene Laundries, which it ran along with three other congregations.Almost 100,000 people have signed a petition which demands an apology from the Sisters of Charity and that it pays its share of the redress scheme.And with talk of an abortion referendum potentially being held next year, others are concerned that the new maternity hospital would not allow abortion, even if legal, on religious grounds.Health Minister Simon Harris has repeatedly insisted that the hospital will be independently run despite being under the ownership of the Sisters of Charity. Chief Operating Officer Kay Connolly , Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Dr Rhona Mahony Master, National Maternity Hospital Source: Sam BoalHowever, in the Sunday Times last weekend the Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran implied that the Sisters of Charity will have to obey the rules of the Catholic Church if they become the owners of the new National Maternity Hospital.Catholic hospitals have “a special responsibility… to Catholic teachings about the value of human life and the dignity and the ultimate destiny of the human person,” he said.“Public funding, while it brings with it other legal and moral obligations, does not change that responsibility.”Archbishop chair of Holles St Of the 20 Irish hospitals which currently have public maternity units, none are owned by a religious order but the National Maternity Hospital in Holles St is owned by a private trust whose chair is the Archbishop of Dublin.However, Diarmuid Martin has not attended board meetings at the hospital for over a decade and has described the charter at Holles Street as an ’an anachronistic structure’ that needs to be changed. Apr 30th 2017, 7:30 AM By Cliodhna Russell 17,938 Views Share Tweet Email3 98 Comments Source: Leah FarrellHe has asked two separate health ministers to change the structure so the post of the Archbishop of Dublin is not automatically appointed as chair.Maternity Part of the public concerns with the plans for the National Maternity Hospital are how the religious ethos could affect the patients of the hospital.The Irish Times reported this week on a document in which the Sisters of Charity set out the guidelines and ethos for what should happen in their hospitals.The document says that the morning-after pill, IVF, vasectomies, sterilisation of women and abortion are all forbidden.“In our healthcare facilities any such procedures in which we do not respect the life and physical integrity of each human being from conception onwards violate the mission of safeguarding life and health,” the document says.While the Mater Hospital in Dublin is not a maternity hospital, it found itself at the centre of a controversial ethics related situation due to its Catholic ownership.In 2005, lung cancer patients at the Mater Hospital were stopped from taking part in cancer trials because female patients who get could get pregnant were told to take contraceptives under the treatment – something that went against the hospital’s Catholic ethos. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall IrelandThe objection was because the wording in the accompanying patient information leaflet mentioned various forms of artificial contraception.The Mater issued a statement saying the “absolute requirement” that women of childbearing age must use contraceptives during the trial was “not supported by our ethos”.In the past the leaflets had advised the woman to avoid becoming pregnant, but didn’t outline how she might do so.The clinical trial did proceed after the hospital’s ethics committee came under fire. Mater oncologists Dr John McCaffrey and Prof Desmond Carney wrote an open letter to the Irish Independent at the time saying the Catholic Church had no right to interfere in the doctor-patient relationship. With more than 40 years combined experience in managing cancer, in Ireland and abroad, we strongly believe that no-one should become pregnant while on chemotherapy. We have always counselled our patients to avoid pregnancy.In the end the supplemental information was not given to patients embarking on the trial.TheJournal.ie asked all the hospitals owned by the Sisters of Mercy and the Sisters of Charity if there have been any other instances where those on the board have objected to hospital matters under religious grounds.The only hospital to respond was the Mater Hospital which is actively checking through all appropriate records.Dr Katy Radford, from the Institute for Conflict Research based in Belfast, who carried out a report called Health, Faith and Equality in Ireland said the church has learnt from its involvement in previous scandals.Dreadful scandals that erupted has made the church more understanding of how it needs to be responsive to diversity and equality issues – we have to trust in a process that government and church act in good faith for the care of those most vulnerable in society.Read: Could compulsory purchase be used for the maternity hospital and what would it cost?> Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals? Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Crete dressed in pink covered in snow and African sand

first_imgΤα χάλια μας και σήμερα… δυστυχώς. Με την Κρήτη να μοιάζει με Αφρικανικό κρατίδιο και την λασποβροχή τούτη την ώρα να…Posted by Irene Kalaitzaki on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 The low front hitting Greece is not near as heavy as the one sweeping through Chicago at the moment, however, a photo of the thick snow covering the mountains on the island of Crete has garnered a lot of interest.What is so unique about that?The white snow, which was later covered with a layer of African sand dust has created a rare visual phenomenon which has the famous Cretan mountain-range Leuka Ori, looking peachy-pink.The sand moved from the Sahara dessert travelling in the upper atmosphere due to the recent storms, something which is not rare in the area according to anthropologists.Continuous snowfall, however, is not as common and fears of localised flooding have arisen in the community as the sand can accelerate the melting of the snow without allowing the soil absorb the water. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

City of Joy to host an evening of Rabindra Sangeet

first_imgVeteran Rabindra Sangeet exponent Dipak Rudra and noted elocutionist Jagannath and Urmimala Basu will take part in a programme at Rabindra Sadan to pay homage to Rabindranath Tagore on the eve of his 158th birth anniversary.The programme, which will be held on May 3, will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bhavna Cassettes and Records. There will be 32 singers, elocutionists, and instrumentalists who will take part in the grand show. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAlong with the well-known Rabindra Sangeet exponents including Jayati Chakraborty, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, Sraboni Sen, and Monomoy Bhattacharya, veteran elocutionists Pradip Ghosh and Pankaj Saha will also be present at the event. Popular names like Sreya Guha Thakurata, Anindya Narayan Biswas and Arindam Ganguly will also mark their presence. Elocutionists Jagannath and Urmimala Basu will recite Tagore’s poems along with Srijato and Bijaylakshmi Barman. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAt the event, Manoj and Manisha, and Agnibho Bandyopadhyay will sing Tagore’s songs. Mother and daughter Chadrabali Rudra Dutta and Deepaboli will also present their songs at the event. The programme will start at 6 pm. The interesting part of the programme is that it will present Rabindrasangeet exponents from different generations. There will be instrumentalists who will play tunes of Tagore’s songs. The event is being organised to attract young singers and musicians, who have developed a love for Tagore’s songs and music. The popularity of Tagore songs is ever increasing. In many documentaries and feature films made by young directors and music directors, songs of Tagore have been used with modern instruments like drums, saxophone among others.last_img read more

Eide to return next week

first_imgThe UN Secretary General’s special adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide remains in close touch with both leaders in Cyprus, UN spokesperson in Cyprus Aleem Siddique has told CNA, adding that Eide will return to the island to continue his contacts early next week.CNA has learned that Eide, who left the island after the separate meetings he had on Thursday with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, will most likely return to Cyprus on Tuesday.Eide said that after the leaders’ meeting on Wednesday, which ended without a conclusion, Anastasiades and Akinci asked him to shuttle between them, to try to develop a concept of what to do next.Furthermore, he noted that the United Nations are ready for a new Conference on Cyprus in Geneva, if the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus want it and are ready for that.He also said that both sides are ready to move into a final phase, but there are still some outstanding issues, adding that he will continue to this shuttling diplomacy intensively.Siddique told CNA that “the Special Adviser remains in close touch with both leaders and he will return to continue his contacts early next week” adding that Eide is working hard to prepare for his meetings with the leaders next week.You May Likeghbuzz7 Drinks to Clean Your Liver Naturally – HealthyWaysghbuzzUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoSolar SolutionsCalifornia Will Pay Homeowners to Install SolarSolar SolutionsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

PASYNO backs nurses over on call stoppage

first_imgNurses union PASYNO announced on Tuesday it backs the refusal of nurses at Paralimni and Paphos hospitals at the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy units to be on call as they are not getting paid for their waiting time.A union announcement said it had submitted “a long time ago a request for payment of the nurses of the two units [which offer decompression services to distressed divers] when on call, but the public administration and personnel department rejected it, which obliges us to support the decision of nurses for total abstinence”.“Nurses of these units were working without any financial demands for six years, providing the on call service for free,” it said.PASYNO’s spokesman Theodoros Petelis told the Cyprus Mail that the nurses, four in Paralimni and two in Paphos, decided they no longer want to be on call after the units close at 3pm as their request for compensation while on call has been rejected. He added that they are getting paid only when they are called in to attend an incident, but not when they receive no call.“When they are on call, even if they are not asked to present for duty, they cannot go anywhere, their family and social life is on hold, as they must be ready to present if they are called in,” Petelis said. He added that this is the only service which is not being remunerated for being on call.He said that if these nurses refuse to be on call any incident in need of a decompression chamber will be taken to the private sector, which costs between €10,000 and €15,000 per case.“With the money paid for only one case, the government may cover the annual on call duty costs of these nurses,” Petelis said. The government, he said, on average earns between €50,000 and €100,000 per year from insurance payments made by foreign nationals, divers who need to be admitted to a decompression unit.“If all cases are referred to the private sector, then the government will lose that source of income,” he said.“These nurses are specially trained in diving episodes and realise the serious problems likely to arise from their decision to refrain from on call duty but they have no choice,” the union said.The refusal of the government to satisfy the nurses’ request, PASYNO said, “creates serious doubts and suspicions” as it satisfies private interests.The units, the union said, “are of state-of-the-art technology and are staffed with qualified medical and nursing staff, and cost the state a respectable amount, not only for the purchase of the equipment but also for their maintenance.”You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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