Les parents, les tuteurs, les enseignants et les élèves peuvent tous contribuer aux nouvelles normes par rapport aux devoirs grâce à un sondage en ligne lancé aujourd’hui 19 mai. Le sondage en ligne permettra l’élaboration de la nouvelle politique ministérielle sur les devoirs pour les élèves de la maternelle à la 12e année. La politique entrera en vigueur en septembre. « J’encourage toutes les personnes qui s’intéressent au succès de nos élèves à prendre le temps de répondre au sondage, a dit Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance. Vos commentaires sont essentiels pour nous permettre de faire en sorte que les devoirs enrichissent l’apprentissage des élèves, soient adaptés à l’âge et aux besoins des élèves et soient conçus pour assurer la participation des familles à l’apprentissage des élèves. » Le sondage pose des questions à l’intention des parents et des tuteurs, des enseignants, des élèves, des membres de la communauté et des administrateurs scolaires. Les questions incluent des sujets tels que la quantité de devoirs, si les devoirs doivent servir à terminer un travail attribué en classe, le rôle des parents, la responsabilité des élèves et l’objectif général des devoirs. Le sondage se déroule du 19 mai au 12 juin, et il peut être rempli au https://eapps.ednet.ns.ca/educationSurveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=880In5l . La nouvelle politique ministérielle sur les devoirs est l’une des 21 nouvelles initiatives qui seront présentées dans les écoles en septembre dans le cadre du plan d’action quinquennal du gouvernement en matière d’éducation. Le plan met l’accent sur des changements fondamentaux visant à renouveler, à réorienter et à rebâtir le système d’éducation pour la première fois en toute une génération. Le plan d’action peut être consulté au http://www.ednet.ns.ca .
WASHINGTON – American consumers are the most confident they’ve been in nearly 17 years, more good news for an already healthy economy.The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index hit 125.9 in October, up from a revised 120.6 in September and the highest reading since December 2000.The business research group’s index measures consumers’ assessment of current conditions and their outlook for the next six months. Both rose in October.A healthy job market contributed to the sunny mood. Unemployment is at a 16-year low 4.2 per cent. More than 36 per cent of survey respondents told the Conference Board that jobs were “plentiful” — highest share since mid-2001.The overall index hit bottom at 25.3 in February 2009 at the depths of the Great Recession before rebounding as the U.S. economy recovered.Economists monitor Americans’ confidence because consumer spending accounts for about 70 per cent of U.S. economic output. The economy grew at a healthy 3 per cent annual pace from July through September.The October confidence readings “suggest the economy will continue expanding at a solid pace for the remainder of the year,” Conference Board economist Lynn Franco said.
Ghaziabad: A youth and his friend have been booked by police as they allegedly barged into a girl’s house after she rejected his marriage proposal. The accused broke open the door of house, misbehaved with family and threatened them with dire consequences if the proposal in not accepted. According to police, Pratima Singh (20), a student of final year in Diploma of Pharmacy at Delhi Institute of Pharmaceuticals science and research had been staying with her family in Sanjay Nagar area of Ghaziabad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPratima’s father Arun Kumar Singh have alleged one Rahul Kumar for allegedly teasing their daughter after she rejected his marriage proposal. “Rahul had been studying with my daughter during her graduation in MMH college of Ghaziabad in 2015. Since her graduation, he had been following my daughter and trying to contact her through every possible way. My daughter had reported the matter to me several times and I also asked him to stay away from my daughter. However, on Tuesday late night, Rahul along with his friend allegedly barged into our house after breaking the back gate and misbehaved with family.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”He used abusive words and fled away threatening us with dire consequences if my daughter do not accept his advances,” girl’s father said in a complaint. Meanwhile police have registered an FIR into the matter. “Based on complaint received, an FIR under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 354, 452, 504, 506, 427 has been registered against two persons. No arrest has been made so far while police investigations are underway,” said a senior police officer.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain the media from publishing allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi by a former Supreme Court employee.A bench headed by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani disposed the plea filed by an NGO saying that the top court is seized of the matter and various orders have been passed, including directing initiation of certain inquiry. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghOnce the top court is seized of the matter interference in the matter by this court is not called for, the bench said. “We have considered the contentions advanced and we are of the considered view that when the issue is pending consideration before the Supreme Court in the suo motu writ petition…and the Supreme Court has already expressed itself…, judicial propriety and discipline require that this Court should not interfere in the matter at all, when the matter is sub-judice before the Supreme Court. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”In view of the above we see no reason to make any indulgence in the matter and, accordingly, we refrain from exercising jurisdiction,” the high court said. During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General of India Maninder Acharya, appearing for the Centre, informed the court that the apex court is already seized of the matter and the question of restraining the media was raised before it. The NGO Anti Corruption Council of India had said publication of allegations against the CJI directly hit the Indian judicial system. The petition had sought immediate restriction on the media from further telecasting or publishing the allegations till conclusion of the three-judge panel’s inquiry.
Rabat – The United States has declined a visa request by Argentina’s former football legend Diego Maradona after he allegedly insulted US President Donald Trump in an interview with the Venezuelan network, Telesur.Matias Morla, Maradona’s lawyer explained in an interview for the program “Buenos Dias America,” that Maradona was asked about his opinion on Trump. During the interview given to Telesur, Maradona called Trump a “chirolita,” a slang insult in Argentina that refers to people who are under the orders of others as puppets, reported several news outlets including Russia’s RT and Great Britain’s Daily Mail.During the time of the interview, the 57-year old ex-footballer was in the process of applying for a visa to the US, which was eventually rejected. Maradona was to travel to Florida in order to appear at a trial with his former wife, Claudia Villafane, who bought property with her maiden name while she was married.After visa denial, Maradona’s lawyer is expected to represent Maradona in the trial.“After this, I said I am going to have to represent you in Miami instead,” Morla told Maradona.It’s not the first time Maradona has run afoul of the law in the US. During the 1994 World Cup held in the US, Maradona tested positive for five banned substances. Argentina’s football federation then expelled the football star from the team and the tournament.
Iran will be able to export up to 44,370 kilogrammes of caviar from the Persian sturgeon under the 2006 quotas announced by the Geneva-based Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The other Caspian Sea countries are Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. “The CITES Secretariat has not received the required information from the five Caspian Sea States that would allow it to publish quotas for wild specimens of the other sturgeon species in this shared basin,” it said in a statement on the fish, whose stocks have dwindled to dangerously low levels due to over-fishing and poaching.“The Secretariat will therefore not be publishing any more new quotas for the year 2006. In practice, this means that no imports of wild specimens of these sturgeon stocks should take place in 2006,” it added. In January CITES, alarmed that proposed quota levels might not fully reflect declines in sturgeon stocks caught illegally, warned that it would not approve 2006 export quotas for caviar and other sturgeon products until exporting countries provided more data on the long-term survival of the prized fish. The 169 member countries of CITES, which is administered by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), have set strict conditions for permitting caviar exports. States that share sturgeon stocks must agree among themselves on catch levels and export quotas based on scientific surveys of the stocks. Information recently provided by the sturgeon-exporting countries bordering the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea/lower Danube River and the Heilongjiang/Amur River on the Sino-Russian border show that many sturgeon species were suffering serious population declines.At the request of the CITES Standing Committee, the European Union (EU) will host a meeting in June devoted to tackling illegal trade in caviar. Law enforcement agencies from around the world will discuss how to improve their capacities to detect illegal trade in and sales of caviar.
OSU sophomore Seth Kinker (37) fires a pitch during a game against Morehead State at Bill Davis Stadium on April 12. OSU won 1-0.Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State redshirt senior pitcher Adam Niemeyer had been through this game before. Navigating through the loser’s bracket of the 2016 Big Ten Tournament, the right-handed pitcher started Ohio State’s 11-4 win over Michigan to continue its championship run. As the Buckeyes faced another elimination game against the Wolverines in the 2018 tournament, Niemeyer took the mound again, coming to the same result with No. 7 Ohio State defeating No. 3 Michigan 5-3 on Friday afternoon. In the first meeting between Ohio State and Michigan in 2018, Niemeyer allowed one run on five hits, walking one batter with five strikeouts. Even though the Wolverine offense had opportunities to score, Niemeyer and the rest of the pitching staff limited its production with runners on base, allowing three hits in 20 plate appearances with runners on. The first time through the order, Ohio State could not get anything going against Michigan left-handed starter Ben Dragani. With only two base runners, including one walk, the Buckeyes recorded five flyouts in the first two innings of the game, striking out only once. As the lineup turned over, so did the outlook for the Ohio State offense. Starting with sophomore designated hitter Dominic Canzone hitting a double down the left field line, the Buckeyes recorded four hits on four consecutive pitches, scoring their first two runs of the day on an RBI double by senior left fielder Tyler Cowles and an RBI single by senior right fielder Noah McGowan respectively. After a three-run sixth inning, including senior first baseman Bo Coolen’s first home run of the season, the Buckeyes finished the day with five runs on nine hits, hitting .364 with runners in scoring position. Michigan cut Ohio State’s lead down to two in the seventh inning on a two-RBI single by Brock Keener. However, senior right-handed pitcher Seth Kinker closed the door on Michigan with 1.2 scoreless innings. Ohio State will face No. 1 Minnesota in the tournament semifinal at 10 a.m. Saturday.
GPs have said they have become so preoccupied with targets and “bean-counting” that they are failing to spot deadly conditions.In the UK study of family doctors, one GP described missing signs of a heart attack in a female patient, because they were “half-listening” to the patient while filling in forms.Medics said they felt stuck on a “treadmill” neglecting aspects of patient care which were not linked to their incomes.The study, led by researchers from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, said six in ten GPs were suffering from stress, fuelling rising numbers taking early retirement.During interviews, many described growing resentment and concern about the introduction of performance indicators in GP contracts, which were introduced under the last Labour government. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Another said: “You just put in more effort into the target and you neglect the other things you could or should be doing,” questioning whether decisions were being taken in the best interests of patients.The study involved in-depth interviews with 12 family doctors, who started out as GP partners in the 1970s and 1980s.Those in the study said their work had become increasingly fast paced, with conflicting requirements, a high workload and high responsibility, with little choice over how tasks are organised and paced. In 2015, ministers pledged to increase the number of GPs by 5,000 by 2020. But since then numbers have fallen by around 1,000.Study author Dr Jennifer Napier said: “There is a downward trend in the number of GPs, with an increase in the number of unfilled GP positions alongside a greater number of GPs taking voluntary early retirement.“Each GP in the study felt that over time they had experienced a reduction in the control they had over their highly demanding work. This research has highlighted the importance of allowing GPs the ability to make their own decisions and providing them with additional resources, the hope is that this will lead to a reduction in job strain and improve the retention of GPs.” It follows disclosures that the number of GPs and hospital consultants taking early retirement has almost tripled in the last decade.The figures from the NHS Business Services Authority show 983 such cases in 2018/19, compared with 384 a decade before. The statistics also showed rising numbers of retirements linked to ill-health, with 203 such cases, a rise from 54 in 2008/9.Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said: “GPs and our teams are currently working under intense resource and workforce pressure, making more than a million patient contacts a day across the country, but without sufficient time or people to do so safely and effectively.“For some, these pressures have become too much, and many GPs are becoming increasingly burnt out and are putting their own health at risk by struggling on, while others feel as though they have no choice but to leave the profession entirely.”An NHS spokesman said: “Investment in local GP and community health services will increase by £4.5billion over the next five years, helping fund 20,000 more multi-skilled staff to support GPs as part of the NHS Long Term Plan and provide a wider range of services for patients as part of our Long Term Plan, with extra therapists, pharmacists and physios based out of GP surgeries.” Researchers said: “The targets distorted the focus of clinical care on to a small number of conditions, turning clinical practice into a ‘treadmill’.“Several GPs gave examples of being so preoccupied with the ‘bean-counting’ of targets that they were in danger of missing the obvious and serious,” the study, published in the Occupational Medicine Journal found.One described filling in a form which links outcomes to GP payments, and “half listening to what the patient was saying” before realising the woman was in the throes of a heart attack.
FLSmidth has developed the new SmartCyclone™ closed-circuit grinding optimisation system – a monitoring and control solution for reducing cyclone-related process perturbations, improving cyclone overflow particle size distribution, and predicting and controlling cyclone maintenance schedules. The new technology is the result of collaboration between the hydrocyclone team at FLSmidth Krebs and FLSmidth’s Automation team. The SmartCyclone solution combines patented SmartCyclone wireless wear-detection sensor and roping sensor technology with a patent-pending wireless controller system, and field-proven ECS/ProcessExpert® (PXP) process control software, including a new patent-pending SmartWear™ cyclone maintenance algorithm.The SmartCyclone™ System introduces electronic sensing and communications to Krebs’ hydrocyclone separator product line and the encompassing process creating an “island of optimisation” for mineral processing and speciality markets. With a SmartCyclone-equipped process, the cyclone sensors can report the functional state of the cyclone by monitoring the conditions of the slurry flow for each cyclone individually. The sensors can also report the wear status of the cyclone components, so that parts purchasing and maintenance operations can be planned in advance and with greater control. Finally, the sensors can report when a cyclone, or the SmartCyclone system itself, is malfunctioning such as when an individual cyclone experiences a condition called “roping” or a break-down in the classification.“We believe we are truly pioneering a new segment of control solutions, and one of the first to formally target the closed-circuit grinding process with a dedicated automation philosophy using sensors, ranging from the mill sump level through the cyclone overflow particle size, to optimise the flotation feed and maximise production,” said Jon Culbertson, Sales Director – FLSmidth Krebs.The ECS/ProcessExpert system is a modern, advanced process control solution used to stabilise and then optimise key minerals processes. It balances equipment loads, manages and corrects process disruptions, and minimises wear on the plant’s equipment – all by dramatically reducing/eliminating manual involvement from mill operators and to ensure optimum plant performance by achieving maximum efficiency and higher profitability. The ECS/ProcessExpert solution also enables a minerals plant to develop a uniform operation strategy that outlines the best way to run the plant. Once this strategy has been established, training new operators becomes much easier.SmartCyclone systems will be offered with three levels of sophistication: 1) a basic cyclone monitoring system only; 2) a standard cyclone monitoring and control system to correct for process perturbations and manage cyclone wear to a desired maintenance schedule; and 3) an expert system for incorporating additional sensors and control algorithms to maximise process throughput and further reduce variations in, as well as optimise, cyclone overflow particle size distribution.Utilising SmartCyclone monitoring and control solutions, plants can achieve maximum process efficiencies through quick upset condition identification and automatic correction resulting in less process down-time, reduced variation in flotation feed resulting in improved mineral recovery, more systematic cyclone operation and continuous wear monitoring/management resulting in predictable cyclone circuit maintenance, and increased production capacity by limiting roping which allows the process to be operated closer to the limits of the cyclone manifold design. Overall, the SmartCyclone system will help a closed-circuit grinding process to achieve a level of automation with process efficiencies previously not possible with conventional processing equipment alone. Extended cyclone life and increased operational efficiency lead to the ideal outcome – improved comminution productivity, improved recovery and higher profitability.
MICHAEL NOONAN has given the clearest hint yet that the €1 billion annual saving to the Exchequer arising from the liquidation of IBRC, and the exchange of promissory notes for government bonds, will not be used to ease the burden of the next Budget.Noonan has said that while he is not willing to begin speculating on the contents of Budget 2014, there remains a “significant gap” between the amount that the government spends each year and the amount it takes in.“In addition to the requirements to bring our deficit to under 3 per cent of GDP by 2015,” in line with EU requirements, “it makes sense that we bring balance back to the public finances and stabilise and reduce our debt burden,” Noonan said.He added, however, that there were “other moving parts to be considered” in the compilation of the next Budget such as economic growth and the Exchequer’s tax take, in written responses to Dáil questions from Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath.Though the IBRC liquidation does not result in any particular savings for 2013, as the savings from the promissory note deal are used to fund the one-off costs of winding down IBRC, the interest on the long-term government bonds will cost about €1 billion a year less than the €3.1 billion promissory note repayments.Labour ministers have called for the reduced costs to be put towards easing the austerity measures required in Budget 2014, which are due to amount to €2 billion in spending cuts and €1.1 billion in new taxes.The European Commission has previously stated similar desires that Ireland should try to close its budget deficit as quickly as possible, and hinted that it would rather see the €1 billion savings used to bring Ireland back to a balanced budget.“Market confidence in Ireland’s continued solid fiscal consolidation is essential for the country’s durable return to market financing,” the Commission said in its last report on Ireland’s bailout progress, and added that the implementation of the agreed Budget measures was “essential”.IBRC deal ‘is not illegal’In response to other questions from McGrath, Noonan said he was confident that the IBRC arrangement was legal within the boundaries of the EU treaties and would not fall foul of any later scrutiny by the European Central Bank.“The Central Bank of Ireland has carefully examined the legal and financial issues involved in the transactions and is satisfied that there is no such breach,” he said, adding that he was not personally concerned about the possibility.He also said he had first approached KPMG about the possibility of being appointed as a special liquidator to IBRC back in October, knowing that a possible scheme to eliminate the promissory notes could require the institution’s liquidation.While it was not possible to carry out a tendering process for the liquidation for reasons of sensitivity, KPMG had been identified as the preferred liquidator based on response submitted to previous tenders sought by NAMA.He further added that there were no immediate plans to amend the IBRC Act to lift the stay on all court proceedings taken against IBRC, but declined to make any further comment while the courts considered the question of whether they had the discretion to lift any such stay.Submissions will be heard at the High Court on March 7 to determine whether existing laws give the courts the discretion to lift the stays on matters involving IBRC, including the case taken by the Quinn family challenging the amount it owes the institution, and allow those matters to continue their progression through the courts.Read: Varadkar: Promissory note saving ‘is not €1bn more we have to spend’
I had a lot of mail from last week’s Top Twenty Tips on getting a mortgage. A lot of readers wanted to know how to save money when you already have a home loan. Here are some tips: Have a plan: plan to own your home as fast as possible, and therefore pay as little interest as possible. Pay attention to the rate: consider a $350,000 loan over 30 years. If you had a 5.3 per cent mortgage and refinanced at 4.94 per cent – maintaining the same repayments – your loan term would drop from 30 years to around 27 years and 5 months, saving around $60,000 in interest. Be prepared to refinance: to save on a mortgage, you must be prepared to go to a lender with a lower interest rate than your current one. Your mortgage may be a good deal when you sign-up but five years later it could be expensive by industry comparison. Understand the loan term: shorter loan terms usually mean you pay less interest and pay the debt faster. Let’s say you have a $350,000 mortgage at 4.94 per cent, and you opt for a 25-year loan rather than a 30-year: you’d pay 19 per cent less in interest, saving you $61,626. Shifting to a 20-year term will save you $120,199.20. Repayment frequency is key: the higher the frequency of payment, the slower the interest accrues and the faster you pay off the mortgage. If you pay half the monthly repayment amount fortnightly, rather than monthly, or a quarter of the monthly payment weekly, this means you end up paying the equivalent of an extra month’s payment each year. Consider an average mortgage of around $350,000 and a 30-year term at 4.94 per cent. You’d save around 4 years and 8 months off your loan term and over $56,000 in interest, by paying the monthly repayment weekly or fortnightly. Put windfalls into your home loan: Tax refunds, Medicare rebates and work bonuses should go into the home loan, reducing interest and speeding repayment. Have the right loan: ensure your mortgage allows you to put in lump sum amounts. Many fixed rate loans don’t allow this. If you’re offered an offset mortgage that lets you put your income directly into the loan, make sure this suits you. It requires discipline. Do it early: increasing your repayments and putting in lump sums is most effective when you do it early in the term of the loan. Know your fees: the headline repayment figure in your mortgage agreement is not the only number you should look at. Lenders charge different fees, so be cognizant of any incidentals that may not be captured in the comparison rate. Beware of interest only: don’t select an interest-only loan if you want to repay it quickly. Always opt for principal + interest. When borrowers ‘set and forget’ their mortgage, they usually pay too much interest and have the debt longer than they should. Get focused and save yourself a lot of money. * Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Mark on email@example.com or check www.ybr.com.au for your nearest branch. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
JBL dévoile les enceintes de bureau JembeL’entreprise américaine spécialisée dans les enceintes acoustiques vient de sortir un nouveau modèle destiné à votre bureau.Le Jembe est composé de deux haut-parleurs de 6W chacun (80 dB), avec entrée 3,5mm pour pouvoir se connecter simplement à des appareils, autre que votre PC (votre lecteur mp3 par exemple, où surtout votre smartphone préféré). Des commandes de puissance et de volume sont situées sur le dessus d’une des deux enceintes. La fréquence deréponsedes haut-parleursestde 80Hz à20kHz.À lire aussiAudiOffice : un dock avec haut-parleurs et combiné téléphoniqueAvec une apparence de djembé (d’où son nom), noir et plutôt classe, les enceintes laissent apparaître des grilles de métal, certainement pour une question de look plus qu’autre chose. Le Jembe JBL est donc déjà disponible pour la modique somme de 60 dollars (45 euros).Le 21 novembre 2011 à 13:45 • Maxime Lambert
They say one who finds a wife, finds a good thing and full-back Joe Riley can attest to that as he can now honeymoon in peace, knowing fully well that his future has been secured with a deal with Plymouth Argyle.Even though Riley has been on the losing side with Shrewsbury in the League One play-off final, we can say his wedding brought him lucks as he began talks with the Pilgrims when he was about to get married to his fiancee Kayleigh.“I had a quick check of my phone and I had a text off my agent saying Plymouth are interested,” he told BBC.Matt bring PL experience to Home Park as he joins club on loan Henry Ikenna Ugwu – July 30, 2018 Matt Macey has become the second goalkeeper to sign for Argyle this summer from Premier League clubs as he joins them on loan from…“I said ‘go for it’.When the 26-year-old was asked what was better on his wedding day – his nuptials or the contract offer from Argyle – Riley quipped: “It was a tough call.”‘I’m just happy to be here and hopeful that it can be a successful time,” he said of his move to Home Park.
Eusebio Di Francesco shares the thoughts of Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti about the verbal abuse players and Coaches suffer in Italian stadiums.The Napoli boss pointed out after Jose Mourinho’s cupped ear to the Juventus fans that there were too many insults in all Italian stadiums, and his colleague agrees.“I’m in total agreement,” Roma Coach Di Francesco told RAI as cited by Football Italia as he arrived for the Panchina d’Oro award ceremony.“I’ve been talking to the lads at the Universities about it. We need to cheer on our heroes, but no-one likes these insults.”Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…Di Francesco also discussed yesterday’s game with Atalanta, which featured a controversial VAR call.“VAR needs to be used in the right way, but I’m in favour of technology. I’m happy with the performance yesterday and the way the team is growing.”Roma and Napoli both enjoyed wins in the Serie A last weekend while league leaders Juve beat AC Milan at the San Siro to consolidate top spot.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:gilley williams, governor peter beckingham, tci brewery, turks head beer Recommended for you More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Jul 2015 – The Governor got up close and personal with a TCI indigenous brand; Turks Head Beer when he visited the factory before leaving for London where he and the Commissioner of Police will be engrossed in talks with regional counterparts on National Security. The Governor said: “Congratulations to Gilley Williams, owner at Turks Head Brewery on leading the way in such a great example of local manufacturing.” His Excellency Peter Beckingham said it is astounding that the TCI is, through this company, producing its own beer and its own rum. The Governor quipped that while he enjoyed his visit to the brewery, it was, and I quote: “…it was too early in the day to taste the product! It was fascinating to see how such an enterprise has gone from strength to strength since it started here as a water producer in the late 90s.”Turks Head beer is currently selling over one million units per year. DR wants consulate office in TCI New Prison Supt & Officer of the Year Awarded
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Sept 2015 – The success of general maintenance exercises in August on the water production facility in Grand Turk has enabled the unit to pump out an additional 275 thousand plus gallons of water per day. This means that now residents in North Creek, Cork Tree Beach, Upper Overback and North Ridge should be receiving water.Hon. Amanda Misick expressed that her ministry is proud of the overall outcome of the exercise. She further encouraged customers who are not receiving water to contact the Water Undertaking Unit on 649 338 3519 or 338 3522.Residents are encouraged to replenish their reserves and to continue practicing water conservation methods, as this is the peak of the hurricane season. There has been a water shortage in the capital of Grand Turk since early June. Related Items:amanda missick, Cork Tree Beach, ggrand turk, North Creek, North Ridge, Upper Overback, water shortage, water undertaking unit PNP Party says it led wooden pier removal by Beaches Traffic relief coming for Blue Hills says Minister PNP Party takes credit for Beaches pier resolution
Nanwalek’s annual Fun in the Sun festival. (Photo by Shady Grove Oliver-KBBI)Download AudioThe village of Nanwalek recently held its annual Fun in the Sun festival. For the kids, it’s a weekend of swimming, lawn games, face painting, and contests. But for the adults, it’s a way of teaching traditional values to the next generation.In the mountains outside Nanwalek, about 70 kids are splashing around the cool, blue water of Second Lake.Salt and pepper haired Rhoda Moonin is sitting on a beach towel, surrounded by haphazardly piled bags and kids’ clothes and snacks.“Lots of memories. Lots of beautiful memories coming up here and seeing all this fun, seeing the children being happy and laughing,” says Moonin.She’s looking out over the lake, keeping a watchful eye on the children playing in the water and by the trees.Over by the woods, nine-year-old Tula is making sure her little sister Aurelia doesn’t wander off too far. Tula escorted me on the several mile trek up here, picking berries and explaining the plants and rivers and lakes we passed along the way.“We have to walk up lots of hills, and you go past Humpy Creek which has a lot of fish in it, and you’ll know if you’re almost there if you see a bridge to a waterfall.”Younger kids and older adults catch bumpy ATV rides up to the lake. For elders, there’s a special tea time.“They have the elders down in the village at the community hall playing games while the younger kids, they bring the kids up and they have them swim all day and picnic. It’s really fun because we get to swim!”Tula’s uma, Pauline Demas, is sitting in her four-wheeler on the beach, also keeping an eye on everybody’s children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.“It’s just exciting. Everybody’s having a wonderful day and it just makes me feel good. Anybody can come here and sit on the beach and would have a very fun day. It’s so positive,” says Demas.Pauline says being outside, swimming, and picnicking, especially during this Fun in the Sun festival, has benefits for the whole community. It’s also a good way to show kids how to coexist with each other and the nature around them.“We were taught from the very beginning, I remember, to respect everything. We get all the food that we have to have from the earth and the water, everything has to be with respect. It will be here forever if they keep it clean you know and everything they have to,” says Demas.Rhoda Moonin says that’s one of the most special parts about this festival. It was started many years ago by an older couple who noticed that many of the kids in Nanwalek couldn’t afford to pay for the snacks and games at the annual Fourth of July celebration. So, they promised that after that, there would be a special festival every year, just for the kids. The food and activities would be free and it would be by the community for the community. Now, Moonin says, the main event is the daylong lake swim and picnic.“I reminisce when I see children swimming here. I grew up with my parents here at the cabin, my mother Juanita Melsheimmer, and my father, Sergius Kvasnikoff had cabins here,” says Moonin.She says when she was young, she and all her brothers and sisters would come up with their parents to go fishing. They spent hours exploring the forest and swimming. Her brothers used to spend all day in the water.“Us girls, we’d be out helping mom picking berries,” says Moonin. “She’d give us little cups or little cans to go fill up with blueberries. Behind here is so many berries, there’s an abundance of berries. Days when it was kind of rainy or whatever, she’d go down to the first lake and grab dinner.”She’d even let the kids take some salmon roe and go and fish for trout for breakfast.“It was so neat, so beautiful back then. Today I’m 56 and when I come up here, I think about my mother and my dad a lot and my family and how much fun it used to be. I try to come up every year and bring my grandchildren and let them feel th e same effect I had when I was younger,” says Moonin.Times have changed in Nanwalek. Subsistence is still the core of most people’s diets, but now there are stores across the bay. There’s packaged food. There are outside influences that have brought hard times to the village.But along with that, there’s resiliency and determination. There’s a group of adults, like the ones by the lake today, that work tirelessly year after year to teach the next generation their values.“How to respect their land, respect their food, respect each other,” says Moonin. “It’s the most important thing for children to remember here, away from all that city life. It’s so different. Everybody likes to help everybody out here. It’s just a big family.”It’s looking back to move forward in a positive way. Moonin and Demas both say these children are the future. And as they grow up, if they can remember days like this, where they are all working together, playing together, having fun in the sun, the future looks much brighter.
A young girl was gang-raped by unidentified people in Atakora area of Bholakot in Ramganj upazila of Lakshmipur for two days since Monday, reports UNB.Police and locals said Anwar Hossian, son of Jahir Uddin of Char Jabber police station in Noakhali district, called the girl to his rented room of Abdur Rashid’s house in the area on the pretext of marriage. Later, he carried out the sexual assault on her confining her to his rented house for two days. Sensing the incident, Nasir Uddin, brother of Bholakot UP chairman Basir Ahmed and his associate Parvez Hossian, entered the house on Wednesday afternoon citing arbitration and raped the girl. Hearing her screaming, locals caught Anwar and informed police. Later, police detained Anwar and took the girl to Ramganj Upazila Health Complex for treatment. Other accused Nasir and Parvez went into hiding soon after the incident. The victim filed a case at night accusing the trio, making Anwar as prime one, said police.
he main entrance of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. File PhotoA young girl suffered serious burn injuries as miscreants allegedly set her on fire in Birpur of Narsingdi town on Thursday night.The victim is 17-year-old Phulon Barman, reports UNB.Salauddin Ahmed, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Narsingdi Model police station, said Phulon went to a grocery shop for a small purchase around 8:45pm.While returning to home, two miscreants waylaid the girl and took her to an abandoned place and set the girl on fire after pouring kerosene over her body.Hearing her screams, local people rushed in and took her to sadar hospital. She was then moved to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital as her condition deteriorated.
United Nations“If confirmed, these are shocking and shameful comments from the president of the United States. I’m sorry but there is no other word I can use but ‘racist,’ ” Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. commissioner for human rights, told the media in a televised statement.“You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘shitholes,’ whose entire populations are not white and therefore not welcome.”NorwayAsked about Trump’s comments before a meeting with the U.N. secretary-general, Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide declined to answer, simply smiling, shaking her head and moving on.Editor’s note: NPR has decided in this case to spell out the vulgar word that the president reportedly used because it meets our standard for use of offensive language. It is “absolutely integral to the meaning and spirit of the story being told.”Norwegian FM is meeting UN Chief @antonioguterres right now. @mbesheer @RichardRothCNN & I try to get reaction to @realDonaldTrump “shithole” comment but no luck pic.twitter.com/EJWY9gxCXp— Whitney Hurst (@whitney_hurst) January 12, 2018Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share One day after President Trump referred to African nations as “shithole countries,” adding that the U.S. should want immigrants from countries such as Norway rather than from Haiti or El Salvador, the countries that came in for the president’s criticism are offering some responses of their own.“We are surprised, disappointed. Also, we want to condemn if those statements were made,” Paul Altidor, the Haitian ambassador to the U.S., told NPR on Friday.He noted that neither the White House nor the State Department had formally contacted him to clarify whether Trump had indeed made the comments at an Oval Office meeting Thursday. The remarks were relayed to NPR by a Democratic aide and another person familiar with the discussion.On Friday morning, roughly 15 hours after the comments were first reported by The Washington Post, Trump disputed the details reported about his words in a series of tweets.“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used,” Trump said, referring to the policy he rescinded last year that protected immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesPresident Trump listens as Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg speaks at a joint news conference Wednesday. At an Oval Office meeting on immigration policy, Trump said the U.S. should want more people from countries like Norway, disparaging Haiti and what he called “shithole countries” in Africa.“I never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country,” Trump tweeted later, on the anniversary of an earthquake that killed at least 200,000 people in Haiti. “Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings — unfortunately, no trust!”After Trump denied using the slur, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who was at the White House meeting, said, “It’s not true. He said these hate-filled things. And he said them repeatedly.”Though Altidor had not received direct comment from the Trump administration, he noted that “unfortunately we feel once again Haiti finds itself in the midst of a very negative narrative in the U.S.”He added that Haitians had fought in the American Revolution, that it was a Haitian immigrant who has been credited as the “father of Chicago,” and that today “in many parts of the [U.S.], Haitians have been great contributors to this country.”“We’re hoping this conversation would be an opportunity to address the Haiti conversation in the U.S. once and for all,” Altidor said. “But we do regret what allegedly the president said about Haitians and other groups.”Altidor said that if Trump disparaged his and other countries, “you hope there would be possibly an apology, again, for what was said here, because we thought [those comments] were misplaced. They were misguided. And these types of statements do not help in terms of reinforcing the relationship between Haiti and the United States.”But Haiti was not the only country Trump mentioned in the meeting. Here is how some of the other countries are responding on Friday:African UnionThe African Union, which comprises 55 member states on the continent, was “frankly alarmed” by Trump’s comments.“Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice,” Ebba Kalondo, spokeswoman for AU Chairman Moussa Faki, told The Associated Press.“This is particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity,” she added in comments to The Independent.“We believe that a statement like this hurts our shared global values on diversity, human rights and reciprocal understanding.”BotswanaBotswana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation released an extended statement, saying the country had summoned the U.S. ambassador to Botswana “to express its displeasure at the alleged utterances” made by Trump.“The Botswana government has also enquired from the US government through the Ambassador, to clarify if Botswana is regarded as a ‘shithole’ country given that there are Botswana nationals residing in the US, and also that some of Batswana may wish to visit the US.”The statement adds that “we view the utterances by the current American President as highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist.”PRESS RELEASE |Botswana condemns remarks made by President Trump @VensonMoitoi @MIACBW @OfficialMasisi pic.twitter.com/16i7CUMR4x— Botswana Government (@BWGovernment) January 12, 2018 KenyaKenyan politician Boniface Mwangi did not lack for adjectives in describing the U.S. president, telling Americans “your embarrassment of a president is senile, impeach him and save yourselves from never-ending shame.”“How America elected a narcissist, racist, white supremacist to be their president defies logic. Africa sends love and light to America,” Mwangi tweeted, adding a blunt hashtag for good measure.President @realDonaldTrump has called Africa a shithole. How America elected a narcissist, racist, white supremacist to be their president defies logic. Africa sends love and light to America. #ShitholeTrump pic.twitter.com/AuZDUy1pwf— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) January 12, 2018 South AfricaThe African National Congress, the ruling party in South Africa, tweeted a response citing its deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte.It is “offensive for President Trump to make derogatory statements about countries that do not share policy positions with the US,” the statement read. “Developing countries experience difficulties. The US also faces difficulties.”Elsewhere in the country, South Africa Broadcasting Corporation Leanne Manas showered snark on Trump’s remarks.“Good morning from the greatest most beautiful ‘shithole country’ in the world!!!” she tweeted.#Duarte its offensive for President Trump to make derogatory statements about countries that do not share policy positions with the US. Developing countries experience difficulties. The US also faces difficulties #ANC106— African National Congress (@MYANC) January 12, 2018 El Salvador“It’s always been a foreign policy priority of our government to fight for the respect and dignity of our countrymen independent of their immigration status,” El Salvador’s foreign minister, Hugo Martinez, told The Washington Post. “Our countrymen are hardworking people, who are always contributing to the countries where they’re living and, of course, also in our country.”In a statement released on Twitter, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that the country had aided the U.S. after the Sept. 11 attacks and contributed to the reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.“El Salvador demands respect for the dignity of its noble and courageous people,” the statement read in part, “according to the principles that govern relations between countries, and in the context of the historic and existing bonds between both nations, which we shall continue to work to strengthen.””La dignidad de los salvadoreños se respeta”, manifiesta Min. @HugoMartinezSV, en San Miguel, ante expresiones lamentables atribuidas a Pdte. de EUA, y por las que #CancilleríaSV envió nota de protesta a Gob. de ese país. pic.twitter.com/h5GqI0l4oF— RREE El Salvador🇸🇻 (@cancilleriasv) January 12, 2018