Greater Montreal home sales in August up eight per cent from year

first_imgMONTREAL – The Greater Montreal Real Estate Board says August home sales in the region were up eight per cent compared with the same month last year, hitting a new recordThe board says there were 3,224 home sales last month, up from 2,972 a year ago, marking the 41st consecutive month of rising home sales.The increase came as single-family home sales increased five per cent to 1,777 compared with 1,685 in August last year, while condominium sales grew 12 per cent to 1,125, up from 1,004.Sales of plexes, which include two to five units, totalled 318, up from 279 in August 2017.The median price of a single-family home was $333,000, up from $318,000 a year ago, while the median condominium price was $260,000, up from $250,000. The median plex price was up 10 per cent at $515,000 compared with $470,000 a year ago.The number of active listings was down 16 per cent at 20,940, while new listings were down two per cent at 4,785.last_img read more

Israel to Hold a Beer Festival on a Muslim Cemetery

Casablanca – Israel approved a plan to hold a beer festival on the grounds of an ancient Muslim cemetery in West Jerusalem. The decision has sparked outrage in the Muslim world and has been considered an insult to Muslims worldwide.“How can Muslims accept Jews drinking alcohol and dance at the gravesite that contains the remains of known figures of the early Islam!” exclaimed a Palestinian activist. “The festival aims to humiliate the Muslims and insult their culture,” said Mazen Abu Qalbain in an interview with the Gulf News.Talking about the correlation between the nature of the festival and the holiness of the cemetery in the eyes of Muslims, the activist said, “The festival has truly become a tradition ripe with vicious provocation.”“Jerusalem is spacious and the festival can be held anywhere over the city, but the Israeli choice of this particular historic Muslim gravesite aims to send a clear message to the Muslims around the world,” continued Abu Qalbain.The festival will be held on Mamilla cemetery that has been turned into a park, now renamed ‘Independence Park’ by the Israeli authorities.The festival will extend for a duration of two days and will present “120 different varieties of local and international beers,” points out the news website Telesur.The Israeli decision is reminiscent of a similar incident which took place in August last year, when a café was built in the same cemetery, drawing discontent from Muslim leaders in Jerusalem.Al-Aqsa Association, an organization dedicated to protecting the sanctity of Muslim sites, described the move as “a systemic scheme to destroy the landmarks of the cemetery”Mamilla Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Muslim world. It dates back to 1400 years ago when Muslim ruled over Jerusalem sixteen years after the Hejira. Many pious Muslims were buried in the cemetery, including companions of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS). read more

Public invited to forum on Kentucky foster care

Six other forums were presented by Citizen Foster Care Review Boards around the state beginning last month.The forums are being held as part of legislative reforms. Findings will be reported to the Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Board and will be among the board’s annual recommendations to the Supreme Court, the governor and the legislature. Volunteers review the cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Administrative Office of the Courts says the last of seven regional community forums on Kentucky’s foster care system is being held in Pikeville.The agency says in a statement that the public is invited to attend the forum on Thursday at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center and give input on how to improve outcomes for children in the system.- Advertisement – read more

Columbus Crew acquired by Precourt Sports Ventures

Courtesy of MCTEffectively immediately, new ownership will lead the Columbus Crew, the city’s Major League Soccer franchise, as announced during a press conference at Crew Stadium July 30.Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC, has acquired the team from the Hunt Sports Group for an undisclosed purchase price and is now a 100 percent stakeholder. Anthony Precourt is the managing partner of PSV and attended the press conference as the firm’s representative.Columbus mayor Michael Coleman and Clark Hunt, chairman of HSG and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL, joined Precourt on stage.In the context of that watershed event, Hunt spoke of his family’s role in the galvanizing of Major League Soccer as an American mainstay.“There was one thing that propelled the League on to success, to where it is today. Against the odds, and against the momentum of the League, my family made the decision to build Crew Stadium. And as a result, today there are 14 soccer-specific stadiums in Major League Soccer,” said Hunt.Hunt said his company had only been looking for minority investors in the team when Precourt made the offer to buy the entire franchise earlier this summer.“We were initially very taken aback by his interest, but after we got to know Anthony, we concluded that he was the right guy to lead the Columbus Crew, that he would be a great fit for the city of Columbus, that he would be somebody that would push the team to be successful on the field,” said Hunt.Precourt said his company “will respectfully and diligently try to uphold Lamar’s (Clark Hunt’s father) vision for Major League Soccer and the Crew. And further, we will honor his fan-first mentality.”Precourt used the platform to formally greet the Greater Columbus community and to express his anticipation of working toward success in “a dynamic, growing city with incredible soccer heritage and a passionate soccer supporters’ fan base.”Mayor Coleman agreed by saying “the Columbus Crew is a vital part of the fabric and the future of the city.”He laid out specifics of the role the Crew has played in financially bolstering the city’s bottom line: “$400 million in direct spending, the hundreds of area jobs, the 3.5 million people who have attended soccer matches and other events here, the millions of tax revenue.”The mayor said Precourt assured him during talks in the days preceding the press conference that the team would remain in Columbus.When the panel concluded their remarks and opened the floor for questions, one reporter asked if Precourt had any plans of relocation.Precourt surprised the reporters by saying, “I do live in Northern California now, and I intend to be here on a regular basis. I’m not sure we’ll be moving here full time, but I’ll be here very, very regularly and have a second home here.”Continuing to speak on his vision for the team to succeed athletically, Precourt said, “We have a competitive fire, and our intent is to run this club with a single mission: to create the resources to win over the short run and the long run…We want to be a playoff team every year.”Precourt fielded questions about his ownership style, given that it will be his family’s first journey into sports management after extensive operational experience in finance, natural gas pipelines and facilities.“First and foremost, I want a great culture…I want more horizontal structure where people are empowered. I guess you’d say I’ll be hands-on and attentive and involved, and over time, I will empower our employees to do their jobs well,” said Precourt.Beyond the scope of the business aspects of the acquisition, Precourt was careful to emphasize his goals for fostering a winning franchise that draws fans and gets them excited about soccer in Columbus.“A full stadium is a lot more exciting than a two-thirds-full stadium. There are 17 home games, and we should fill the stadium for all 17 games,” said Precourt.As a father, Precourt has coached youth soccer in U6 and U8 competition, but he said he said he will stay out of the day-to-day soccer operations of the Columbus Crew.Hunt said his company will “continue to be the investor-operator of [MLS franchise] FC Dallas and plan on doing so for many years to come. Like Anthony, we’re a big believer in where Major League Soccer is headed and excited to still be part of the League and to now be a partner of Anthony’s through the League.” read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse falls to Massachusetts 1211 for 2nd consecutive overtime

Freshman attackman JT Blublaugh (9) looks for an open teammate during a game against Robert Morris Feb. 1 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 11-7.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternAfter rallying from a three-goal deficit in the fourth quarter, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team was unable to cap off the comeback as they fell to Massachusetts, 12-11, in overtime Sunday in the Moe’s Southwest Grill Lacrosse Classic.The Minutemen struck first, when senior attackman Matt Whippen ripped a shot into the top right corner just over two minutes into the game.The Buckeyes (0-2, 0-0) found themselves trailing by two before junior attackman Reegan Comeault was able to get his hands free and score to get his team on the board with 34 seconds left in the opening quarter.Buckeye junior midfielder David Planning tied the game after unloading a shot to beat redshirt-sophomore goaltender Zach Oliveri, who made 13 saves in the game.After Whippen scored his second goal of the game, junior midfielder Ryan Izzo scooped up a groundball and ran down the field before finding freshman attackman Nick Mariano, who extended the UMass lead to 4-2.Less than two minutes later, OSU sophomore attackman Carter Brown got Oliveri hung up outside the cage and found a cutting Turner Evans, and the junior midfielder buried the ball into the open net.Comeault then knotted things up for the Buckeyes, beating his defender off a dodge and scoring just past the outstretched leg of Oliveri.However, Massachusetts answered back 43 seconds later to take a one-goal lead into the half, 5-4.The Minutemen continued their momentum into the third quarter as they scored three times, including Whippen completing his hat trick after fighting through a double team.Trailing 8-5, Brown turned the tide for OSU as he scored a quick stick goal off a feed from Evans with 30 seconds left in the third quarter.Senior goaltender Greg Dutton then made a save after Massachusetts won the ensuing faceoff and threw a frozen rope to sophomore attackman Gordie Koerber who then fed Brown, who scored what was his second goal in 14 seconds.Seeing their lead shrink to 8-7, the Minutemen wasted no time responding as freshman midfielder Jeff George scored his second goal of the game less than a minute into the fourth quarter.With the Buckeyes leading scorer — junior midfielder Jesse King — being held in check, senior attackman Adam Trombley stepped up and scored his first three goals of the season to get the deficit back to one at 11-10 with 4:30 left in the game.The Buckeyes were able to tie the game for the first time since second quarter after a poor substitution left Comeault wide open, resulting in his third goal of the game.King, who had been frustrated throughout the contest, had a chance for the potential game-winning goal with less than a minute remaining, but his behind-the-back shot from close range was stopped by Oliveri.A faceoff violation gave OSU the ball to start the extra frame, but two huge saves by the Ronkonkoma, N.Y., product gave the Minutemen the ball back.Junior attackman Grant Whiteway thought he ended the game moments later, but his shot rang off the crossbar.However, Massachusetts was able to collect the rebound, and with just seven seconds left, Mariano got separation from senior defenseman Dominic Imbordino and snuck a shot just inside the post to give the Minutemen their second win of the season.“It’s a disappointing loss,” OSU coach Nick Myers said in a press release. “We fought hard, but we need to execute better in all phases to get the result we want. We’ll get back at work this week to prepare for our home opener vs. Marquette Saturday.”OSU is set return home on Feb. 22 to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles (1-1) inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Game time is scheduled for noon. read more

The Boston Bruins Look Good On Paper So Why Do They Suck

More likely, Julien’s days behind Boston’s bench are numbered. A third consecutive missed postseason would be damning for the franchise — that hasn’t happened in nearly 50 years. A departure by Julien would spell the end of a Bruins golden era that never quite materialized.Julien has won a cup, and that’s no small feat. But Julien has also presided over a Bruins team that’s consisted of Bergeron, Krejci and Rask in their primes, and so it could be argued that he should have won more. Instead, the Bruins have only managed to make it past the second round of the playoffs once since 2012-13, when they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final. Although the Blackhawks’ dynasty endures, the Bruins continue their march toward the middle of the road. Related: Hot Takedown Wait, Are The 76ers Good Now? The Boston Bruins’ recent stretch of uninspired hockey — they’ve won only five games since Christmas and have been outscored 16-6 in their past four games — has prompted talk that head coach Claude Julien is about to be fired. Julien’s track record suggests that a firing would be unjust — his 416 wins are the most in franchise history, and he’s one of only six Bruins coaches to win the Stanley Cup. But it also speaks to the mounting frustration over a team that has badly undershot expectations over the past few seasons.Boston does the little things well. It currently leads the NHL in Corsi and Fenwick,1Updated through the games of Jan. 22. the most popular possession metrics, across all situations, and it ranks third in faceoff win percentage. Boston’s penalty killing unit is nearly impenetrable (its 86.6 kill percentage is second only to that of the Carolina Hurricanes), and its 34.1 shots per game is second in the league, behind the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 34.7. But despite all that, the Bruins are in serious danger of missing the playoffs. Again.How can a team that takes more than 34 shots per game rank in the bottom third of total goals scored? Answer: The Bruins currently rank dead last in shooting percentage, scoring on an anemic 7.1 percent of the shots they take. By contrast, the Penguins, who lead the league with 167 goals scored — and who eviscerated the Bruins on Sunday, 5-1 — score on 10.5 percent of the shots they take (fifth in the league), and the New York Rangers, who take less than 30 shots per game (they rank 18th), score on a league-leading 11.7 percent of the shots they take.The Bruins have taken almost 300 more shots than the Rangers2To be fair, the Bruins have played two more games than the Rangers, but I doubt the boys in blue are going to average 150 shots a game over their next two games to close the gap. and yet have scored more than 40 fewer goals. On average, the Bruins take 7.4 more shots per game than their opponents — the largest margin in the league — and yet they’re still getting outscored 2.54 goals per game to 2.42.Some of this could be explained away by bad luck (or facing hot goalies); it’s difficult to account for a 1.9-point dip in shooting percentage from last season, especially when this year’s Bruins roster and last year’s aren’t significantly different. But lack of depth has also hurt the Bruins in recent seasons. After losing Loui Eriksson (who scored the puck on an astounding 16.3 percent of the shots he took last season) to free agency and Matt Beleskey (who added 15 goals on 8.9 percent shooting in 2015-16) to injury,3Beleskey returned to action on Jan. 20 after missing 23 games. Julien has had to make do with a somewhat decimated roster of not-quite-ready-for-prime-time players.Boston’s stars are still as good as any team’s. David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron (despite a down year) would be No. 1 centers on half the teams in the NHL — they rank 29th and 33rd, respectively, in points per game among active NHL skaters — and Tuukka Rask is statistically among the 10 best goalies in the history of the NHL. (For goalies with more than 250 career games, Rask’s .924 save percentage is the best all-time, while his goals against average of 2.23 ranks ninth).But the rest of the Bruins’ roster is strapped for talent. Indeed, when Rask isn’t between the pipes, the Bruins might be the worst team in the league. Their backup-goaltending tandem of Zane McIntyre (who was a fine college goalie but has struggled mightily since arriving to the show) and Anton Khudobin (a guy the Bruins tried to release on waivers but who has been so terrible that no team claimed him) have posted a combined save percentage of .875 (which, if it were generated by a single netminder, would rank 73rd if it were added to a list of the NHL’s 84 goalies), and the duo has won just a single game combined.Of course, it’s not easy backstopping a team that skates only six players with plus-minus numbers in the black. It’s also tough to win championships after key weapons are traded away, something that Boston GMs Peter Chiarelli and Don Sweeney have been wont to do since 2013. Gone are Tyler Seguin, who’s scored 123 goals since being dealt from Boston to Dallas; Johnny Boychuk, who chews up blueline minutes and can score from the point (something this Bruins team misses desperately); Dougie Hamilton, another point-producing defenseman; and Milan Lucic, a perennial 20-goal threat (and a player whose career shooting percentage of 14.4 ranks eighth among active skaters). All Boston ended up with for their trouble was an AHL defenseman (Joe Morrow, who has played in just 65 NHL games over the past three seasons) and a low-scoring right winger (Jimmy Hayes, who has just 3 points in the 36 games he’s played in this season4Not many more than you’d expect a bag of pucks wearing a Jimmy Hayes mask to score.), both of whom would struggle to get ice time for the Quad City Mallards, much less one of the NHL’s oldest, proudest franchises.Even with their stars-and-scrubs roster, the Bruins aren’t particularly bad. They’ve accumulated the 14th-most points so far this season, and by’s Simple Rating System (which adjusts a team’s average goal differential for its strength of schedule), they’re the 17th-best team in the NHL. Which is to say that the Bruins are a center-of-the-pack, perfectly mediocre team.But mediocrity doesn’t lead to postseason berths. According to Hockey-Reference’s playoff simulator, Boston has only a 25 percent chance of making the playoffs. For the Bruins to get in, the Maple Leafs would have to dry up and crumble during the second half of the season. (The Leafs have a history of collapsing down the stretch against the Bruins, so it’s possible.) read more

Only university in UK with mens officer scraps role after its sole

“Especially when UWE students actually voted against such position. Men are not a minority at university and surely appointing a wellbeing officer would cover men’s mental health.”NUS women’s officer Sarah Lasoye said: “The role of a men’s officer is entirely obsolete and the attempt to implement one stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of liberation and almost always an unearned sense of entitlement.”Mr Knight said the negative response to his campaign, coupled with alleged harassment, caused him to step down. He said in a statement: “Due to the negative reaction to the men’s officer position and continued external harassment, I have taken the difficult decision to stand down as a candidate.”A spokesman from the students’ union at UWE said: “Following the withdrawal of the candidate from the Men’s Officer Role, the election for that position is no longer running. As per our previous statements, we will be seeking ratification of the role at the next Student Council. We will look to move this forward based on their decision.” 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. The only university in the UK with a men’s officer has scrapped the role after the candidate withdrew due to “harassment”.James Knight put his name forward to be men’s officer at the University of the West of England, but claims he was harassed, and has withdrawn. He was the only candidate in the race.The University of the West of England told The Telegraph that the position has now been suspended pending review.The roles of transgender and women’s officers have also been brought in this month.Knight said he stood to highlight “the poor state of mental health services at UWE” and told a student paper: “I know how deeply mental health issues can run in men and how much of a taboo it can be for men to talk about their mental health.”However, students and National Union of Students officers quickly began a campaign against the role.NUS officer Ilyas Nagdee accused the university of “weaponising tragic student suicides” at Bristol University “ in order to pursue this vile undemocratic shambles of a men’s officer”, labelling the election: “The worst thing I’ve seen in student politics.”Student Rebecca Sheeres added: “Can someone explain to me why a men’s officer is necessary please? read more

Shiv Chanderpaul to receive honorary doctorate from UWI

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWell done Shiv …CWI salutes one of the most outstanding batsmen in West Indies historyOctober 26, 2018In “latest news”Guyanese cricket hero Shivnarine Chanderpaul honoured by UWIMarch 8, 2017In “latest news”IAC congratulates Chanderpaul on receipt of Honorary DoctorateOctober 26, 2018In “latest news” Shivnarine Chanderpaul to receive honorary doctorate from the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies in OctoberShivnarine Chanderpaul, the second most prolific Test cricketer in Windies history, is to be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) St. Augustine campus later this year. The university made the announcement Tuesday that the 43-year-old batsman will be bestowed with the Honorary Doctor of Laws during the campus graduation ceremonies beginning October 25.During a Test career that spanned two decades (1994-2015), Chanderpaul played a record 164 Tests for the Windies scoring 11,867 runs at an average of 51.37. During that time he scored 30 Test centuries and 66 fifties and was a stabilizing force in the Windies middle order.He was also prolific in ODIs, amassing 8,778 runs at an average of 41.60 in 268 matches during which he scored 11 centuries and 59 half-centuries.Chanderpaul announced his retirement from international cricket in January 2016. He was 41 years old and had not played for the Windies since May of the previous year.Windies selectors said he was not considered for selection following a poor run of form during which he averaged 15.33. This prompted Windies great Brian Lara to express his disappointment at the way in which Chanderpaul was dropped.“I was very disappointed that Shiv was not allowed a couple of more Test matches, not necessarily to break the record but to have a proper send-off. Something I think he is very disappointed and unfortunately that did not happen,” Lara said.“That guy with the most Test matches for the West Indies, playing for over 20 years, I don’t think people in the West Indies understand exactly his contribution.” (SportsMax) read more

De Beers GemFair pilot to create a secure transparent route for artisanal

first_imgDe Beers Group today announced it is preparing to pilot a programme called GemFair to create a secure and transparent route to market for ethically-sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds. GemFair will use dedicated technology to record ASM production at mine sites that meet demonstrable ethical standards, with the aim of purchasing of rough diamonds from approved locations while helping improve working conditions and livelihoods for those working in the sector.GemFair is partnering with the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) for the pilot, an NGO that has been leading efforts to formalise the diamond ASM sector in several parts of Africa. Miners that wish to participate in the GemFair pilot must be certified by the DDI as meeting their standards, as well as additional standards specific to the GemFair business model.Once ethically certified, De Beers will provide qualified miners with a technology solution that includes an app and dedicated tablet, supported by a diamond ‘toolkit’ that will enable the digital tracking of ASM diamonds throughout the supply chain.The pilot will run in Sierra Leone where a number of artisanal mine sites are already participating in the DDI’s Maendeleo Diamond StandardsTM programme and where significant advancements have been made by the Government of Sierra Leone to formalise the ASM sector.Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “The ASM sector represents a critical income source for many poverty-affected communities. However, due to parts of the sector being largely informal and unregulated, it lacks access to established international markets and the ability to derive fair value for participants. By providing a secure route to market, offering fair prices and helping to raise standards, we hope to play a role in enhancing the prospects for those working in the sector, while also potentially opening up a new source of supply for De Beers over the longer term.”Dorothée Gizenga, Executive Director, Diamond Development Initiative, said: “The DDI is focused on ensuring artisanal and small-scale miners have access to the opportunities, information and tools that help create self-sustaining communities and formally recognise the sector’s contribution to economic development. We believe GemFair has the potential to significantly transform the sector by providing a new and secure route to market through the world’s leading diamond company. We look forward to continuing to work with De Beers, the Government of Sierra Leone and all other stakeholders as we progress.”The pre-pilot phase of GemFair will involve setting up a local presence in Sierra Leone and working with the DDI and registered mine sites to ensure the agreed standards are being met, that participating miners are trained in how to use the technology solution, and that they have an enhanced understanding of diamond classification.Once GemFair and DDI are confident the sites are compliant and the technology is working effectively, the pilot will commence with GemFair starting to purchase diamonds from participating miners. While offers will be made for any diamonds presented for sale, regardless of quality, miners will be under no obligation to sell to GemFair if they elect not to do so. Any approved purchases would be sold via De Beers’ industry-leading Auction Sales channel.The pre-pilot phase will commence this month, with the aim of a first purchase occurring later in 2018. There is no set timeframe for the pilot to be completed.Following extensive research to understand the ASM sector and its specific needs, De Beers is developing a fit for purpose technology solution comprising a tablet and a software application that incorporates GPS locations and QR-coded ‘bag and tag’ equipment. The software has been designed to work both online and offline, to support the ability of miners to use it in different locations. The diamond toolkit includes hardware that can work in tough rural conditions, including being powered by solar chargers. The programme also involves providing participating miners with training on diamond classification to help improve their understanding of the products they sell.If proven successful, the technology used in GemFair will be integrated with the diamond industry blockchain platform De Beers is currently developing, allowing the ASM sector to participate in the blockchain and providing an added layer of assurance for ASM production.last_img read more

Crucial week for Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Another crucial week for Greece was to start on Tuesday afternoon with a vote in Parliament on additional cuts to pensions – one of several so-called “prior actions” demanded by foreign creditors – and votes in eurozone parliaments on a second Greek bailout due in coming days ahead of a European Union summit on Thursday and Friday.On Monday, a major hurdle was cleared when Germany’s parliament approved a second loan package for Greece with an overwhelming majority of 496 votes for to 90 against.A large majority was expected as two opposition parties were in favor even though German public opinion is becoming increasingly negative toward the Greeks. Greece is not home free though. The parliaments of the Netherlands and Finland, which have been more skeptical than Germany over providing additional loans to Greece, are to vote on the debt deal on Wednesday. Meanwhile Athens has its work cut out. Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was to convene his Cabinet on Tuesday to discuss a raft of new laws and ministerial decisions that must be approved in coming days. European Union officials are expecting to see progress when they hold a mini Eurogroup meeting focusing on Greece on Thursday, ahead of the scheduled EU summit. According to Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker, who leads the group of eurozone finance ministers, the point of the meeting is to “take stock” of Greece’s ongoing debt swap with private bondholders “and of the implementation of the prior actions by the Greek authorities.” One of these prior actions is Tuesday’s scheduled parliamentary vote on additional cuts to main and auxiliary pensions. The next few days will also see the issuing of dozens of circulars aimed at pushing through delayed reforms including opening up closed professions and cutting operational costs in the public sector. The implementation of the many reforms linked to the second bailout for Greece, worth 130 billion euros in loans, is to be the topic of discussion between European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Papademos tomorrow, Barroso said on Monday. Papademos’s office said the premier is to meet in Athens on Tuesday afternoon with Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

TCI Hospital celebrates International Nurses Week

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#NursesWeek Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 16, 2017 – Providenciales – The Nursing staff at Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital joined the world in celebrating International Nurses Week from May 6th to 12th under the International Council of Nurses theme, Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Yes, this is nursing.”  Nurses play a key role as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the provision of health care to individuals, families, and communities. They provide services designed to promote health, prevent illness, and achieve optimal recovery from or adaptation to health problems. The activities held to mark the observance included a church service, educational visit to Provo Christian School to give an overview of the nursing profession, and an internal nurses’ challenge between the two hospital sites to raise awareness of organizational practices required to maintain Diamond Accreditation. Due to a shortage of certain healthcare practitioners’ in-country, persons may be sourced from overseas. To embrace the cultural differences of ethnic groups employed at the healthcare facility, a Nurses Cultural Showcase and Potluck was held on the compound of Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on Thursday, May 11th, 2017.  The event featured cultural dances, singing performances, satirical skits, and an endless array of native cuisines from Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago, India, Philippines, Jamaica and many other countries. TCI Cultural Ambassador, David Bowen gave a presentation on the local history of the Conch Shell. TCI Hospital also invited the community to take 60 seconds of their time to express gratitude to a nurse who impacted their lives with a #ThankANurse hashtag on Facebook. Chief of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at TCI Hospital, Douglas Moore said being a nurse is one of the most demanding professions, which requires dedication and commitment. Speaking to nurses at the event, Moore said:   “Our job can feel overwhelming sometimes, but it can also be beautiful and consuming. The kind of consuming that changes who you are, and gives you the strength to be a better person. The best part of it all is that we have the ability to connect with people every day. You have chosen a career of not only knowledge, but compassion that has profound impact on countless lives. Take pride and reflect on your positive contribution to patients and their loved ones.”Press Release: interHealthCanada#NursesWeeklast_img read more

Maybe our best start in the last few years Lloris

first_imgAccording to the France national team captain and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, his team is playing football very wellTottenham Hotspur is currently sitting in the fourth position of the English Premier League with 27 points.The Spurs is just 5 points away from leader Manchester City.And for France national team and Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, this might be the best start in the last couple of years.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“At the moment in the league, we are in a good position. It is maybe one of our best starts of the last few years,” he told Goal.“We are in a good position and we need to carry on in the same way and try to improve the way we play.”“We are still competitive and we will be ready for top four challenge,” he added.last_img read more

County looks across street for biomass plant site

first_imgClark County thinks it may have found a way to build a biomass-fueled power plant downtown without seeking the approval of the Vancouver City Council: build it across the street from where they were thinking of putting it.Plans for a biomass boiler system that uses woody forest debris to create heat for five county buildings haven’t changed. But moving it across a few feet of pavement could make all the difference.The county’s original proposal was to build the plant on land it owns at the corner of West 12th and Harney streets, west of the jail. But the lot is zoned for commercial use, meaning the county would have to get a zone change approved by the Vancouver City Council — and several councilors, along with neighbors, have balked at the idea of smokestacks and delivery trucks downtown. In emails and workshops, the council has pushed the county to move the plant to an industrial area.The county found that industrial area, mere steps away. It also owns the building across the street at 812 W. 11th St., which, it discovered recently, is already approved for light industrial use.“The city has asked us in the past to look at an industrial site,” Clark County Program Development Manager Marlia Jenkins said. “We are now looking at a new site that is across the street.”last_img read more

Search underway for missing 14yearold girl

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – The search is underway for a missing teenage girl who was last seen with an unidentified man.Fourteen-year-old Daniela Sagastume was last seen Feb. 18, getting into a two-door, dark-colored sports car with an unknown white male, at the 14900 block of Southwest 142nd Street.Sagastume was last seen wearing a Bebe shirt, blue jean shorts and green shoes.If you have any information on her whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

The right stand

first_imgBased on women empowerment, an interactive session Ek Nayi Pehchaan was organised in the Capital at Le Meridian on 21 September by AIS Learning. The show was inaugurated by Sharon Lowen, while the guest of honour was Renu Shahnawaz Hussain. The panel of speakers at the programme included – Rina Dhaka, Laxmi Aggarwal, Sanjana Jon, Alka Raghuvanshi, Ramon Lamba and Alexshendra Venus Bakshi.Dhaka spoke on ‘power dressing’ a much talked about concept between women of all ages. Laxshmi Agarwal came up with a new perspective on self-confidence as a tool to overcome all the odds and difficulties of life. Sanjana Jon spoke on ‘celebrating girl child’ and had an interaction with people as how today’s girls face discrimination in many parts of the world simply because of their gender. She holds an aims to create awareness towards improving girl child sex ratio in our country and to ensure that every girl child is given a chance to outshine, by providing her proper education accompanied with basic necessities for her proper growth and development.last_img read more

Music and the classical magic in India

first_imgThe Capital witnessed some of India’s best music traditions on the first two days of the five-day Delhi Classical Music Festival that opened on 4 October at Kamani Auditorium. The opening day of the festival featured the oldest form of Indian classical music – dhrupad. Eminent Dhrupad singers from Madhya Pradesh, Umakant Gundecha and  Ramakant Gundecha, enthralled the audiences with their renditions. The Gundecha brothers were bestowed with the Padmashree award for their contribution to Indian Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’classical music. Their performance was followed by Hindustani classical music vocalist Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, a veteran of the Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur, who brought the first evening of the festival to an endearing end. The second evening of the festival saw the performances by two vocalists from two different classical gharanas of north India – Pt. Ajay Pohankar from the Kirana Gharana and Ustad Rashid Khan from the Rampur Sahaswan Gharana. The two vocalists came together to light up the evening with their performances. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe third day marked the aesthetic beauty of thumri and the impeccable taankari of khayal. Renowned veteran of khayal, dhrupad and thumri, 105-year-old Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, lightened the festival with his renditions. The evening was also shared by Bhuvanesh Komkali, the grandson of late Kumar Gandharva. The upcoming two days at the festival will bring together musicians like –  iconic vocalist Pt Jasraj, sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez, Annupriya Deotale on the violin, Prem Kumar and P Vetri Boopathy on the mridangam and Pt. Narender Nath Dhar, the vocalist of the Etawah Gharana. Being presented by the Department of Art, Culture & Languages, and organised by the Punjabi Academy, the Delhi Classical Music Festival offers an enriching experience of culture to the connoisseurs of art in Delhi. ‘There is immense depth and talent in the field of Hindustani classical music. It is important for us to celebrate India’s classical musical forms and take them to the younger generations. This will keep our art forms alive and encourage the younger generation to absorb and adopt these traditions,’ says S S Yadav, Secretary, Department of Art, Culture & Languages. When: On till 8 October Where: Kamani Auditoriumlast_img read more

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