first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsThe National Arts Centre orchestra took its tribute to a Mi’kmaq poet to Eskasoni, the home of the late Rita Joe Wednesday.Her 15 line poem called “I lost my talk” has become a twenty minute performance.The tribute highlights the key role the arts play in reconciliation.last_img

first_imgNEW YORK — Having already acknowledged that it did opposition research on George Soros, Facebook says No. 2 executive Sheryl Sandberg had asked staff if the billionaire philanthropist had financial motivations against the company.Friday’s statement is in response a New York Times article that describes Sandberg asking Facebook staff to look into Soros’ financial interests in speaking out against the company in January. Facebook said the company was already researching Soros when Sandberg sent an email asking if Soros had shorted Facebook stock. Shorting a stock is essentially taking a bet it will decline.Soros’s Open Society Foundations did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday.In a Thanksgiving eve post, outgoing executive Elliot Schrage took the blame for hiring the public relations firm doing opposition research on critics.The Associated Presslast_img read more

The project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 34,000 tons annually, according to a news release issued by the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the parent treaty of the Kyoto Protocol.To be registered with the Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and then earn Certified Emission Reduction (CER) credits, projects must pass a rigorous process of approval and independent third-party monitoring designed to ensure that emission reductions claimed by a project are real, verifiable and additional to what would have taken place without the project.Rajesh Kumar Sethi, Chair of the CDM Executive Board, who signed off on the project at a joint coordination workshop in Bonn, Germany, noted that with 1,000 projects in 49 countries in just two and a half years, the mechanism has shown its potential. At the same time, “it’s clear that there is still much greater potential that can be realized, while respecting the imperative of ensuring environmental integrity and making the mechanism as simple as possible,” said Mr. Sethi.The Bonn workshop brought together about 240 representatives of CDM regulatory implementers and national stakeholders who discussed, among other things, registration of CDM projects and issuance of CERs, emissions baseline setting and monitoring methodologies, and accreditation of third-party certifiers. The CDM has been hailed as one of the Kyoto Protocol’s greatest successes by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, who said that it “provided developed countries with a degree of flexibility in how they meet their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.” 14 April 2008A mechanism under the United Nations-backed Kyoto Protocol that allows industrialized countries to generate credits through investment in emission reduction projects in developing countries reached a milestone today, approving its 1000th clean energy project. read more

The call was made yesterday evening in a statement by Ambassador Jean-David Levitte of France, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency this month. The Council members referred to a preparatory meeting held in Gabarone, Botswana, from 20 to 24 August, in which political and civil society representatives met to plan the upcoming Dialogue, scheduled for 15 October in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.In the statement, members urged that the Dialogue be “open, representative and inclusive,” and emphasized the need to ensure adequate representation of Congolese women in the process. Reiterating its strong support for the Dialogue and for the efforts of the Facilitator, Sir Ketumile Masire, and his team in the field, the Council called on all the Congolese parties to further cooperate with each other and the Facilitator in the constructive spirit of Gaborone to ensure the successful outcome of the negotiations. The Council encouraged donors to provide further support to Mr. Masire and, in due course, to the process of implementing a new political dispensation in the DRC. The Security Council also urged all the parties to the Lusaka ceasefire Agreement to press forward with the full and early implementation of that agreement, including disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, repatriation and resettlement of the armed groups and the withdrawal of foreign forces. The statement followed a briefing by Mr. Masire to the Council on the latest developments in the DRC. read more

“Water is one of the highest priorities for development and lives in dignity, as well as a serious factor in maintaining peace and security,” the Deputy Secretary-General said in remarks to open the High-Level Interactive Dialogue on the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life,’ 2005-2015. “The lack of water causes individual tragedies,” he continued. “And it also, growingly, constitutes a threat to international peace and security. There is a need for ‘hydro-diplomacy’ – making scarce water a reason for cooperation, rather than a reason for conflict.” Mr. Eliasson warned that in a period of “intensifying disasters, both man-made and natural,” social and economic stresses related to water supply would increasingly flare up, spawning tensions between communities and nations. The dire straits facing the world’s water situation was recently amplified in the UN’s 2015 World Water Development report, released by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and in time for last week’s World Water Day. According to the report, the planet will face a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply in 2030 unless the international community “dramatically” improves water supply management. Demand for water is slated to skyrocket 55 per cent by 2050 while 20 per cent of global groundwater is already overexploited.As such, the Deputy Secretary-General called for greater international cooperation based on the growing communal urgency and need for water around the world. “Shared water sources have historically brought countries closer together. Instead of seeing water-sharing as a problem, we have to treat it as a potential solution, with the help of innovative and dynamic hydro-diplomacy,” he added. Mr. Eliasson’s remarks come as Member States prepare to roll out a post-2015 development agenda that will focus on sustainability and which may also touch upon issues of issues of water governance and quality to wastewater management and the prevention of natural disasters.Water consumption, the UN has noted, also directly affects quality of life for millions of people around the world in developing and least developed countries.On average, nearly 1,000 children die every day from diarrhoeal disease linked to unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation, or poor hygiene. In three countries in particular – the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique and Papua New Guinea – more than half the population does not have improved drinking water.“The impact of water on human health as well as economic well-being is better understood than a decade ago, including water’s critical importance for households, industries, agriculture, cities, energy production and transportation,” President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, stated in a message to the meeting delivered by the Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations, Einar Gunnarsson.He observed that despite the considerable accomplishments made under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), some 800 million people continue to live without access to an improved water source while many more remain without a safe and sustainable water supply. Nevertheless, as the international community hurtles through a year of critical international meetings culminating in the post-2015 development agenda negotiations in New York in September and the climate change summit in Paris in December, the chance to reverse course and build a better future remains within reach.“This year represents a pivotal opportunity for the international community,” he concluded. “We are in the midst of an historic opportunity to change our world by improving livelihoods everywhere and protecting our planet.” At the same time, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to water and sanitation, Léo Heller, sought to frame the issue of water within a human rights viewpoint, emphasizing that everyone is “equally entitled to have access to safe, affordable and accessible water and sanitation.”“What is needed is a better application of resources – by identifying and targeting those who still do not have access; by practicing effective mechanisms for affordability; by integrating the principle of equality and non-discrimination in policies and programmes and by putting in place the necessary physical and regulatory frameworks to monitor who are benefitting from interventions and who are being left behind,” he affirmed. “No one should be left without access to water and sanitation under the new post-2015 development framework.” read more

Expressing his solidarity with the people and the Government of Afghanistan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said a peace process in the country is the only path to ensure Afghanistan’s stability. “The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” his spokesperson said.The UN Security Council also condemned what it called “heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks.” In a press statement, the 15-member Council stressed to need to bring those responsible, including financiers and sponsors, to justice.The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for the attack.Earlier in the day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly denounced the terrorist bombing earlier Thursday of the Shi’a cultural centre in Kabul, calling the “targeted attack” on civilians yet another despicable crime in a year marked by unspeakable atrocities.“Crimes like today’s strengthen our resolve to work with all Afghans who want peace to return to their country in 2018,” said Toby Lanzer, the acting head of UNAMA.The attack occurred in Kabul’s Qalai Nazir neighbourhood, a predominantly Shi’a Muslim area, hitting the Tabayan Cultural Centre where civilians had gathered to commemorate a national day. So far, about 100 casualties have been reported, including scores of civilians killed. There are, however, fears the number may rise. Preliminary findings also indicate many children among the casualties. Human rights teams from the UN Mission are on the ground to establish the facts. read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram None of the three Greeks who contested Sunday’s German federal elections have made it to the Bundestag, with each of their parties losing votes to the largest party to emerge from the elections, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU).“What a pity. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough for our constituency. Even though as a ‘new’ candidate, I improved on the previous result, it’s still disappointing. Nevertheless, I congratulate the CDU on its result! A massive thanks to my great team!!! We had a ball! Thanks for your efforts,” wrote Stella Kirgiane-Efremidis on Facebook.The daughter of Greek migrants, Kirgiane-Efremidis was a candidate with the SPD – which emerged from the election as second party – in the Baden Wuerttemberg constituency of Zollernalb-Sigmaringen, where she grew up.Also unsuccessful was Lampros Savvidis, who contested the election for the Left party, which came third, and Spiridon Aslanidis, a candidate for the Greens in the northern city of Luebeck, where he works as a financial advisor. Source: EnetEnglishlast_img read more

first_imgInondations au Pakistan : évacuations en masse dans le sud du pays Pakistan – Jeudi 26 août, les autorités ont demandé à 400.000 personnes d’évacuer trois villes du sud du pays, menacées par les crues dans le bassin de l’Indus. Dans le même temps, l’ONU mobilise d’importants moyens auprès de la communauté internationale.Le responsable administratif du district de Thatta, dans le sud du Pakistan, a demandé aux habitants de Sujawal, Mirpur Bathoro et Daro Sujawal, trois villes totalisant environ 400.000 âmes, d’évacuer le secteur. À lire aussiInondations meurtrières dans l’Aude : ce qu’il faut savoirCes réfugiés vont venir grossir les rangs des millions de personnes qui ont déjà fui la crue de l’Indus, lequel est passé d’une largeur de quelques centaines de mètres à près de 10 kilomètres. Dans cette région, Hyderabad, sixième ville du pays avec plus de 2,5 millions d’habitants, est également menacée. Des dizaines d’ouvriers renforcent une digue protégeant la ville et les services météorologiques, relayés par le ministre de l’Irrigation de la province du Sind, annoncent un risque majeur pour les trois prochains jours.L’ONU, pour sa part, a demandé mercredi à la communauté internationale de lui fournir au moins quarante hélicoptères gros-porteurs pour secourir plus de 800.000 personnes totalement isolées. La décrue s’est amorcée dans le nord et le centre du pays, laissant derrière elle les ruines d’un pays dévasté par la mousson depuis un mois.  Le 26 août 2010 à 10:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgThe Brazilian legend’s son, Joao Mendes, is only 13 years old and was presented by PSG until he was signed by CruzeiroTo be the son of legendary football player Ronaldinho Gaucho must be awesome!But to play football after your dad awe the whole world in club and international settings would be terrifying.But this Thursday, Ronaldinho’s son Joao Mendes has signed a contract with Cruzeiro, as was reported by Marca.“In the last days PSG contacted the player but Cruzeiro accelerated the deal for the striker,” wrote Marca.Paris Saint-Germain wanted to contract the 13-year-old in their Brasilia school and to flight him to France when he was ready.Quiz: What do you know about Ronaldinho at Barcelona? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 3, 2019 It’s time for you to tell us what you know about Ronaldinho at FC Barcelona. We will ask you 10 questions about the Brazilian…But during this week, Joao and his mother traveled to Belo Horizonte to sign with Cruzeiro.Brazilian law does not allow him to sign any professional contract until he’s 14 years old, and it will be next year when he actually joins the Brazilian team.Filho de @10Ronaldinho Gaúcho é aprovado em teste no @Cruzeiro— FLA-adidas® ?? (@bocafla12) August 16, 2018last_img read more

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says they were the better team and deserved all three points in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the Emirates on Saturday.Leno was in between the sticks on Saturday was kept busy for the entirety of the game at the Emirates Stadium, and after the game, he spoke to the media.When asked if he’s satisfied with the draw, Leno told Arsenal Fc website: “A little bit. I think we had more chances with them. We played very well and we deserved to win, but the way we played was very good.”Leno also spoke the new manager Unai Emery and how the team is adapting to his system and philosophy.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“The manager has a new philosophy. Many things changed because Arsène Wenger was here for a long time.” Leno said.“It was clear we needed time but like you saw today, the movement and the confidence of the players is always getting better.“Today we controlled the game against a big club, against big players, and now we’ll keep working.”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of September 23, 2018.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, September 24Chicken Tenders on a Wholewheat Roll; Corn Nibblets; PearsTuesday, September 25Chicken, Broccoli & Wholegrain Pasta with Alfredo Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread Stick; PeachesWednesday, September 26Chicken Noodle Soup; Toasted Cheese on Multigrain Bread (Middle School — Wholewheat Bread); Oven Fries; 100% Frozen Juice CupThursday, September 27Soft or Hard Taco with Seasoned Meat, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Salsa; Brown Rice; Refried Beans; PineappleFriday, September 28Early ReleaseLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, September 24Wholegrain Waffle Sticks with Syrup; Sausage; Baby Carrots; StrawberriesTuesday, September 25Chicken, Broccoli & Wholegrain Pasta with Alfredo Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread StickWednesday, September 26Chicken Noodle Soup; Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread; Oven Fries; 100% Frozen Juice CupThursday, September 27Soft or Hard Taco with Seasoned Meat, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Salsa; Brown Rice; Refried Beans; PineappleFriday, September 28Early ReleaseLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, September 24Wholegrain Waffle Sticks with Syrup; Sausage; Baby Carrots; StrawberriesTuesday, September 25Chicken, Broccoli & Wholegrain Pasta with Alfredo Sauce; Wholegrain Garlic Bread StickWednesday, September 26Chicken Noodle Soup; Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread; Oven Fries; 100% Frozen Juice CupThursday, September 27Soft or Hard Taco with Seasoned Meat, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Salsa; Brown Rice; Refried Beans; PineappleFriday, September 28Early ReleaseLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE.)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… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”last_img read more

first_imgN ChandrasekaranReutersN Chandrasekaran, the executive chairman of Tata Sons, was paid a remuneration of Rs 65.52 crore for the financial year 2019. This includes a commission on profit of about Rs 54 crore that he received. Chandrasekaran got a 19 percent hike in his compensation compared with Rs 55.11 crore he got in the financial year 2018, which included a commission of Rs 47 crore, according to a report in Business Standard. Saurabh Agarwal, the executive director of Tata Sons, took home a pay of Rs 16.45 crore, which was an increment of 22 percent from the last year. His compensation includes Rs 12 crore commission on profit.  Tata SonsReuters fileRemuneration of other business leaders Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, took home a remuneration of Rs 15 crore. Ambani has his salary capped at Rs 15 crore which is about Rs 5 crore less than what two directors of the company gets. He has been getting the same take-home salary for the past 11 years. Sanjiv Mehta, chairman and managing director of Hindustan Unilever Limited, has a gross salary of Rs 18.88 crore as compared with Rs 19.37 crore last year. His compensation includes a fixed salary of Rs 8.80 crore along with Rs 1.13 crore perks, a bonus of Rs 2.73 crore, stock option worth Rs 5.79 crore and Rs 0.43 crore as contribution to PF, superannuation and consultancy fees.Deepak Parekh, the non-executive and non-independent chairman of HDFC bank, took home a remuneration of about Rs 2.5 crore.Salil Parekh, CEO of Infosys, took home a salary package of Rs 24.67 crore in the financial year 2019. Parekh’s compensation included a fixed salary component of Rs 6.07 crore, variable pay of Rs 10.96 crore and perquisites of about Rs 7.64 crore.last_img read more

first_imgChinaA UN human rights committee has heard there were credible reports that China is holding a million ethnic Uighurs in “counter-extremism centres”.Gay McDougall, a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, raised the claims on Friday at a two-day UN meeting on China, reports the BBC.She said she was concerned by reports that Beijing had “turned the Uighur autonomous region into something that resembles a massive internment camp”.China has not responded to the reports. Beijing has previously denied the existence of such camps.Its 50-strong delegation said it would address questions on Monday, when the session in Geneva continues.The Uighurs are a Muslim ethnic minority mostly based in China’s Xinjiang province. They make up around 45 per cent of the population there.Human rights groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have submitted reports to the UN committee documenting claims of mass imprisonment, in camps where inmates are forced to swear loyalty to Chinese president Xi Jinping.The World Uyghur Congress said in a report that detainees are held indefinitely without charge, and forced to shout Communist Party slogans.It said they are poorly fed, and reports of torture are widespread.Most inmates have never been charged with a crime, it is claimed, and do not receive legal representation.The reports come on a day of worsening religious tensions elsewhere in China, the BBC reported.In Ningxia region, hundreds of Muslims engaged in a standoff with authorities on Friday to prevent their mosque from being demolished.Officials said the newly-built Weizhou Grand Mosque had not been given proper building permits.last_img read more

first_imgHigh moisture content in the coal at the government’s Barapukuria coal-fired thermal power plant has caused losses amount to Tk 250m.Following media reports, the Barapukuria power plant authorities for the first time measured the moisture content in the coal procured between September and November last year from another government company, Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Limited (BCMCL). This was calculated to be 17 per cent. The authorities discovered that that coal they had purchased contained 15,000 tonnes of just water.The power plant authorities calculated the losses, taking 10 per cent moisture acceptable. In face of criticism, the power ministry set a new standard of moisture level in coal. If the losses are calculated based on this new standard, the losses will go up further.Taking moisture level 10 per cent as acceptable, extra water in the coal was 14,558 tonnes, costing 150 million taka. If it is calculated as per the new standard, the losses will rise to 250 million taka.The power plant was launched in 2005. Energy expert professor M Shamsul Alam said the moisture level in coal was nearly the same over the past 13 years. If this is calculated, the amount of losses will be huge.Chinese coal mining firm CMS extracts coals from the mine. Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Limited (BCMCL) then buys it from the Chinese firm and sells it to the power plant.As per the contract between CMS and the coal company, the permissible level of moisture in coal will not exceed 5.1 per cent. If the coal holds more moisture than the acceptable level, no money was to be paid for that.The power plant even has a modern laboratory to measure the moisture in coal, but mysteriously no one calculated the moisture level in coals in the 13 years.This issue came to light after the power plant was shut down in 2017 due to shortage of coal. The coal company then sued 19 of its employees as nearly 150,000 tonnes of coals disappeared from the mine yard.On 3 September 2018, Prothom Alo published a detailed report on moisture content in the coal. Following the report, on 5 September the company started calculating the moisture level in the coal.On 4 March this year, the power division held a meeting on ‘adjusting bills for the extra moisture in the coals’. Presided over by senior power secretary Ahmed Kausar, the meeting revealed that the moisture level in the coal over the past three months was recorded 16.89 per cent which is high.The power plant is also being affected as stones and iron content were mixed with the coal.In the meeting it was decided that the coal extraction contractor, the coal supplier company and the power plant would together weigh the coal at the mine. The moisture would be measured at least twice a day. If moisture is over 5.1 per cent then the same amount would be deducted from the price. The weight of the stone and iron would also be adjusted. The power plant authority has been implementing these decisions since 1 April.It is not clear why the power plant earlier said that 10 per cent moisture was acceptable, Badrul Imam, fuel expert and professor of geology at Dhaka University, told Prothom Alo.A thorough investigation should be conducted, he added.But the coal company is blaming the power plant authorities for buying excessively damp coal.The power plant should have tested the moisture level, said managing director of the coal company Md Fazlur Rahman. They are only saying now that the level is high and this is not acceptable, he added.Refuting this argument, professor M Shamsul Alam said the moisture would decrease steadily, so here is no scope for the moisture to increase unless it is soaked in rain. There was no rain during the three months, he added.Chief chemist of the power plant, Md Azad, refrained from comment.State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid said the issue was being scrutinised and proper steps would be taken against those responsible.In 2017, four probe committees were formed following discussions over the ‘coal theft’.Among these, only Petrobangla, the company in charge of the mine, submitted its investigation report.The mine authorities did not reportedly keep a proper record of coal from the beginning. The report stated that the concerned officials at the time were responsible for this predicament.A committee was formed, headed by the director of the prime minister’s office (administration). Another committee was formed by the Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC). Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) formed another one with prominent citizens.Professor Shamsul Alam is a member of the probe committee. He said it was already proved that the moisture content was 12 per cent above the acceptable level.CAB is now investigating who added the extra water to the coal and who were involved in the corruption of billions of taka, he added.*This report appeared in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin and Toriqul Islamlast_img read more

first_imgBershan Shaw, a stage four cancer survivor, uses her life to help motivate woman to not only love themselves, but to also be their best.As a pillar of Black womanhood, Bershan Shaw exemplifies courage, confidence, strength, and positivity. As a nine year cancer survivor, motivational speaker, and writer, she emphasizes the importance of Black woman loving and caring for themselves.During a Love You Experience meeting/ Mother’s Day brunch May 7, part of a broader “I am a Warrior” two-city tour, Shaw spoke to a room full of women at the Crystal City Hilton Hotel in Arlington, Virginia about finding their inner warrior through love. Celebrity Chef Pat Neely, known for a line of family barbeque restaurants in the South and international speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur Cheryl Wood accompanied Shaw on her tour. The tour is part of the “URAWARRIOR” developmental community that Shaw founded.“I realized that, in life, if you have God and you really connect with God, you have everything,” Shaw told the AFRO. “So I realized that when I started to connect with God and I started to do the work, I started praying, I started getting on my knees and really saying God if you keep me alive, I will help thousands of millions of women; help them step into their greatest.”Her next visit to the area will be on June 13 at the Westin Crystal City Hotel in Arlington. The dress attire suggested for attendees throughout the tour is red, the true color of love, according to Shaw.Shaw’s motivational business resulted from her battle with stage four breast cancer. She was diagnosed in 2007, went into remission and then diagnosed with it again two years later. She said she uses the tour to share the lessons she has learned with Black women along with motivating and advising them to eat healthier, maintain better relationships and put themselves first.“I’ve only been here five minutes and @bershanshaw is giving me so much life!” brittneys tweeted about the event on May 7.Shaw is also part of the cast of the New York City-based “Love in the City,” a reality TV show that focuses on four professional women navigating through their lives and friendships. Shaw has also been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), ABC7 in D.C., Centric, PIX11 in New York and the Huffington Post.However, although inspiring, not all were moved by Shaw’s message of self love or her prices, which start at about $200 for individual workshops, according to her website, or around $9,000 for groups of 25 people or less, according to a price sheet she provided to attendees.“I think there’s lots of different venues or avenues that people can use to get this same type of ‘finding yourself’ message or experience,” a Virginia fashion entrepreneur who attended the Love You Experience brunch told the AFRO. “There are a lot of motivational speakers out here that are on various levels. Also people can go to psychologists and use there health insurance to subsidize the cost as opposed to paying the amount of money for this type of service.” She said that people should shop around and choose the best option that fits them price wise.last_img read more

first_imgAnyone who believes this drone situation is really silly… This is clearly something else and we are not being told. We are going into 2019, everything is caught on camera. Wise up people. This is the government up to something. #GatwickDrones— J (@3jessi5) December 21, 2018 UPS Wants to Bring Drone Deliveries to U.S. HospitalsWatch: Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape Cod London’s Gatwick Airport reopened today after a drone disruption cancelled some 800 flights this week.A “limited number” of aircraft are taking off and landing at UK’s second-busiest airport, a media statement said.“Our departures and arrivals rate is currently very restricted to just a few runway movements every hour so passengers must expect delays and cancellations again today,” the airport press office said.AdChoices广告Gatwick shut down Wednesday night following reports of drones flying over the airfield; the runway briefly reopened at 3 a.m. Thursday morning, but closed 45 minutes later after another sighting. Stay on target We live in an age where EVERYTHING is caught on camera these days… yet I have not seen one pic or video of any drones? Something has me sceptical… #gatwick #GatwickDrones #drones— Jono O’ Byrne (@jonoobyrne) December 20, 2018 #GatwickDrones When they catch the bastards, I think they should be left in the Gatwick Departure Hall for 20 minutes or so for a little chat with passengers. #RoughJustice— Rev. Scarlet Wilde (@wilde) December 20, 2018Local police believe that while the incident was deliberate, it is unlikely to be terror-related.“We don’t know what the drone specification is. Our working assumption is it’s larger than what someone might buy online,” Det. Chief Superintendent Jason Tingley of the Sussex police told The Guardian.“We think it may have been adapted and developed,” he continued. “We’re working through CCTV footage and trying to identify the make and model.”But not everyone is convinced. Flights cancelled due to #gatwickdrones stuck in Iceland but at least we saw this!— Charlie (@mrsbtrim) December 20, 2018Reports continued trickling in through the day yesterday, forcing Gatwick to remain closed and reroute inbound flights to alternative airports as far away as Amsterdam and Paris, according to The Guardian.“This is a highly targeted activity which has been designed to close the airport and bring maximum disruption in the run up to Christmas,” Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate, who apologized for the inconvenience this “criminal behavior” caused passengers, said in a statement.In the UK, it is illegal to fly a drone within 1 km (0.62 miles) of an airport or airfield boundary, and could cost the operator five years in prison. (1/2) It is totally unacceptable to fly drones close to airports and anyone flouting the rules can face severe penalties including imprisonment. Anyone operating a drone must do so responsibly and observe all relevant rules and regulations…#Gatwick #Gatwick_Airport— UK Civil Aviation Authority (@UK_CAA) December 20, 2018“This is clearly a very serious ongoing incident in which substantial drones have been used to bring about the temporary closure of a major international airport,” UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said. “The people who were involved should face the maximum possible custodial sentence for the damage they have done.”No one has yet claimed responsibility for this week’s attack. Why am I awake at this time reading #GatwickDrones conspiracy theories? — Fiona Ann Hurley (@FionaaHurley) December 21, 2018Early this week, Gatwick announced an expected (and record-breaking) 2.9 million passengers over the festive period, forecasting 73,000 travelers on Sunday, Dec. 23—”the busiest day for departures.”More on Receives World’s First Drone-Delivered VaccineRobot Successfully Delivers Coral Babies to Great Barrier ReefSenate Passes Bill Allowing Authorities to Shoot Down Private Droneslast_img read more

first_img Hubzu Online Real Estate Auctions 2016-08-16 Seth Welborn Real estate auction marketplace Hubzu has introduced new features to help traditional home buyers purchase REO properties as their next residence, according to an announcement from Hubzu.Using the new features, Hubzu users will be able to see upcoming listings pre-auction and also place bids on homes that are contingent on obtaining rehabilitation financing from HUD that allows the price of a single mortgage to include both the price of purchasing the home as well as the cost of renovation. Hubzu users who are purchasing distressed properties to use as their primary residence may find this feature helpful.With Hubzu’s new pre-auction listing feature, users will be able to preview, monitor, and research properties before they appear in a live Hubzu action, which will make it easier for buyers to discover properties of interest and prepare for bidding prior to the auction. Buyers can also see how many people are watching the same auction once the auction is underway, and they can set automatic bidding amounts to make adjustments to their high bid once they receive an email notification telling them they’ve been outbid.Using the FHA’s 203(K) financing feature, buyers can make their bids contingent on rehab financing which will allow them to finance both the purchase and renovation of the property with a single mortgage (on qualifying properties). This feature will open up substantial opportunity for qualified buyers to purchase distressed properties, according to Hubzu.“Traditional home buyers are a growing segment of Hubzu users and we are adding new features to help them plan which properties to bid on. By adding the 203(k) financing as a contingency option, Hubzu helps increase the housing stock of affordable homes by making it easier for traditional buyers to purchase bank-owned homes,” said Steve Udelson, President of Hubzu. “When traditional buyers purchase distressed properties with 203(k) financing, they’re not only making a smart investment, but are also strengthening communities.”Hubzu has facilitated the sale of more than 149,000 homes via a transparent online sales and auction process since 2009. Hubzu Launches New Features for REO Buyers August 16, 2016 648 Views center_img in Headlines, News, Technology Sharelast_img read more

first_imgNURSES union PASYNO called on Tuesday for the creation of an intensive care unit for premature babies in Limassol as the one at the Makarios Hospital in Nicosia is often overcrowded posing risks to infants, parents and staff, they said.PASYNO spokesman Theodoros Petelis urged the government to proceed with the creation of another neonatal ICU at the Limassol general hospital as Makarios hospital ICU is expected to serve the whole island.“In the last two to three weeks more than 60 newborn babies are being hosted there,” Petelis said. He added that the unit’s capacity is only for 48 premature babies.“It is the only unit that provides such services islandwide. It hosts babies from the government controlled areas, the British bases and the north,” Petelis said.An overcrowded ICU poses hazards to premature babies, parents, and the attending staff, he said. The growing workload of the medical and nursing staff of the unit, he said, leads to their physical and mental exhaustion.He added that in December they had asked the health and finance ministries to release funds “for the proper staffing of the unit”.The possibility of creating a neonatal ICU at Limassol general hospital was also discussed in parliament in December. According to a study, Petelis said, this would cost €480,000.“There is space in the (hospital) building there […] its operation would decongest the one in Makarios hospital. But there have been no moves yet,” he added.Expanding the neonatal ICU at the Makarios hospital is also a standing demand of parents. The Miracle Babies association, whose aim is building a new, state-of-the-art ICU for newborn and premature infants at the hospital as well as supporting the existing unit, has been organising fundraisers and events to collect the amount necessary to achieve their goal.The specific unit, which serves the whole island, both the public and private sectors, began operating in 1985 with facilities to care for 18 newborns, and today, despite having increased the capacity to 48, there is a constant substantial increase in new referrals, and, as a result, the occupancy is more often than not 150 per cent of capacity.The unit cares for premature infants born at 23 weeks, as well as for full-term infants facing infections, perinatal asphyxia, cardiological, surgical, genetic and other serious conditions.Each year, according to the group, the unit treats between 850 to 1,000 newborns, while admissions of twins and triplets are steadily increasing. According to international statistics, it said, for every 8,000 to 10,000 births per year, one specialised ICU for newborn infants is needed.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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