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All eyes on Fed as it sets rates after ECB move – The week ahead on Wall St

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online Game THE FEDERAL Reserve could be key for Wall Street this week as investors get to hear from the US central bank for the first time since a series of moves by its global peers, including the European Central Bank’s massive stimulus plan.Last Thursday’s larger-than-expected stimulus package from the ECB lifted US stocks, helping indexes post gains for the week after three straight weeks of losses.But the increased stimulus measures from the ECB and elsewhere globally, including the Bank of Canada, may make it tougher for the Fed – which has a rate setting meeting tomorrow and Wednesday – to move ahead with its own plan to start raising interest rates by mid-year, in case US economic policy moves out of sync with the rest of the world.Should the United States raise rates when other major developed economies are being more expansive, that could boost the dollar, putting further pressure on commodity prices and adding to the threat of deflation.This week also marks one of the busiest weeks for fourth-quarter US earnings, with 141 S&P 500 companies slated to report. Among them are several top technology names including Apple and Microsoft.With fourth-quarter earnings projected to grow 10.6 per cent, tech is expected to be a bright spot in an earnings season that has been lacklustre so far. Profit growth expectations for S&P 500 companies, now at 3.3 per cent, are down sharply since the start of the fourth quarter following a big drop in forecasts for energy company earnings. Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img All eyes on Fed as it sets rates after ECB move – The week ahead on Wall St Share Express KCS whatsapp Sunday 25 January 2015 11:15 pmlast_img read more

News / Heathrow unveils £180m plan to double air cargo volumes over the next 15 years

first_img The UK’s most important air cargo gateway, Heathrow, is set to see a significant expansion of its freight handling capacity via an £180m investment announced today.Heathrow Holding chief executive John Holland-Kaye told delegates at a British Chambers of Commerce international trade conference this morning that the airport had drawn up a 15-year investment plan that would, effectively, double the cargo volumes moving through the airport.“Cargo is essential for UK PLC and Heathrow is its global freight connector, with 26% of all UK goods by value going through the airport,” he said. “This investment plan will significantly improve our cargo facilities and support British businesses to keep the economy moving, connecting exporters to the world and helping the government reach its £1trn export target by 2020,” he said.Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye And he argued that more pharma capacity would be needed at Heathrow.“Time-sensitive goods such as medicines rely on air freight transport and can’t realistically travel any other way. There have long been insufficient controlled-temperature arrangements to move pharmaceuticals – the proposed improvements to provide this and to accelerate implementation of e-freight is essential in halving door-to-door air cargo movements. These are vital steps to enhance the competitiveness of UK exports and to make Heathrow a world-class air cargo hub,” he said. Much of the plan revolves around redesigning the freight handling facilities at the “horseshoe” area of the airport, “to reduce congestion and smoother processes, all enabling freight to flow better through the airport and halving process time from eight-to-nine hours to four hours”.Plans include the improvement of air-to-air transit through the creation of a facility on the airfield, which will enable smoother handling of transhipment cargo that “arrives by air and is due to fly out by air”. This, Mr Holland-Kaye claimed, would shorten connection times from the current average of over six hoursHeathrow has also pledged to become 100% ‘e-freight ready and to build a new truck parking area with improved facilities for drivers.More contentious is the proposal to create a specialist pharmaceuticals storage area to support airlines moving high-value temperature-sensitive medicines, despite the fact that many in the local freight community say there is little demand for such a facility.The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) director of global and European policy, Chris Welsh, said: “Heathrow’s planned investment and increased freight capacity is exactly the type of commitment that FTA has long been asking for. The significance of air freight is often overlooked, but today’s announcement illustrates that Heathrow Airport has listened very carefully to ourselves and the freight industry. The improvements it is proposing are essential to the growth and success of the UK economy.”FTA policy director Chris Welshcenter_img By Gavin van Marle 03/11/2015last_img read more

Gilead sues Russia over a compulsory license issued to a company making remdesivir

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] By Ed Silverman May 4, 2021 Reprints What is it? Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Tags legalSTAT+ GET STARTED @Pharmalot Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Gilead sues Russia over a compulsory license issued to a company making remdesivir center_img Pharmalot Ed Silverman Amid worldwide clamoring for Covid-19 vaccines and other therapies, Gilead Sciences (GILD) last month filed a lawsuit against the Russian government for allowing a domestic company to manufacture and market its remdesivir treatment, which is also known as Veklury.The move came after the government late last year issued a compulsory license to a company called Pharmasyntez, which unsuccessfully approached Gilead about obtaining a license to produce a version of the medicine. At the time, the health minister pursued the step “in the interest of national security,” and the company indicated plans to sell its version about half the cost. Yichuan Cao/Sipa USA What’s included? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Log In | Learn More About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

These foods can lower heart disease and stroke risk, study says

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. / CNN — Foods with antioxidants and vitamins like leafy greens, carrots, tomatoes, whole grains, fruits, nuts, fatty fish, and olive oil can support a healthy inflammatory response and minimize cardiovascular risk.The study, which was posted in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, followed nearly 166,000 women and 44,000 men for 24 to 30 years. Researchers found that those who ate higher levels of red and processed meats like bacon and sausage and sugary, processed foods had a 28 percent higher risk of stroke and a 46 percent higher risk of heart disease.“Foods that are associated with lower inflammation include leafy green vegetables, dark yellow vegetables, fruit, whole grain, tea, coffee and wine,” the lead author of the study, Dr. Jun Li, said. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: foodhealthhealthy food AdvertisementThe study results remained “robust,” Li said, even after controlling for such confounding factors as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and other chronic health conditions, multivitamin use and various medications, aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs, along with antihypertensive and lipid lowering medications.How does food cause inflammation?The exact biological way food impacts inflammatory pathways isn’t fully understood, but researchers believe sugary, processed foods in the Western diet, along with pollution, cigarette smoke, radiation and medications, may lead to the increased activation of free radicals in the body. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Struggling to afford food? Here’s where to get some help in SWFL this week March 9, 2021 Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons that are driven to search for a match. During their search, they rob other cells of their electrons, causing cellular damage which can contribute to disease.Eating a lot of unhealthy, “ultraprocessed” foods may even shorten your life — just a 10% increase in such foods was significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of death from all causes, studies have shown.The good news is that research has suggested that anti-inflammatory elements such as vitamins, carotenoids and flavonoids in foods like fruits and vegetables may neutralize free radicals and reduce the stress on the body.You should eat more leafy greens, tomatoes, fruits, nuts, fatty fish and olive oil and cut back on foods such as:Ice cream, cookies, pastries, cereal bars and cakesPremade pies, pasta and pizza dishesPoultry and fish nuggets and sticksRed and processed meats such as bacon, sausages and hot dogsSugary sodas and fruit-flavored drinks“Health” and “slimming” products such as powdered or “fortified” meal and dish substitutes, powdered and packaged instant soups, noodles and dessertsThe-CNN-Wire™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments More people are developing food sensitivities during the pandemic March 2, 2021 Cheese connoisseurs rejoice: The Quesalupa is back March 12, 2021 Don’t let your unused food go to waste — Here’s how to help hungry local families March 23, 2021last_img read more

Moment in Time: Castletown celebrate at Dinner Dance in 2004

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleProperty Watch: How much would a 10 acre field in Laois cost you?Next articleOur pick of the Top Stories of the Week LaoisToday Reporter Council WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Community Home We Are Laois Moment in Time Moment in Time: Castletown celebrate at Dinner Dance in 2004 We Are LaoisMoment in Time TAGS20032004Castletown SEE ALSO – Moment in Time: Wonderful scenes as Mountrath CS is officially opened in 2007 Facebook Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Twittercenter_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 8th April 2018 Twitter Rugby Pinterest Moment in Time: Castletown celebrate at Dinner Dance in 2004 WhatsApp Pinterest There was a time there when the Castletown hurlers ruled the landscape of Laois hurling, their story of dominance during the late 90s and early Noughties a remarkable one of a small club that came all the way from Junior B to within touching distance of a Leinster title in a little over a decade.The story of the finest team in the club’s history began with a Junior ‘B’ title in 1990. Two years later, in 1992, they won Junior ‘A’.In 1993, they won intermediate. By 1995 they were senior champions for the first time in their history and they added a second in 1997.They were dethroned in ’98 but after beating Portlaoise in the 1999 final they went on to do five in a row.Indeed it was Portlaoise that denied them a record-breaking six-in-a-row in 2004.But these pictures we’ve dug up are from the Dinner Dance celebrations of their 2003 county final triumph and we’ve no doubt they’ll bring memories back to those involved of that glorious golden era.Alf Harvey’s archives have delivered some gems once again.Enjoy the stroll down memory lane!last_img read more

Insatiable Foxrock-Cabinteely claim fourth consecutive Leinster title

first_img Facebook Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Insatiable Foxrock-Cabinteely claim fourth consecutive Leinster title RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport GAA Insatiable Foxrock-Cabinteely claim fourth consecutive Leinster title SportGAALadies Football WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening WhatsApp Foxrock-Cabinteely 4-11 Sarsfields 1-8LGFA Leinster senior finalThere was no denying the insatiable Foxrock-Cabinteely as they saw off Laois club champions Sarsfields to retain their Leinster champions title.The Dublin side emulated the success of 2015, 2016 and 2017 as they claimed their fourth successive provincial title.They maintain their 100 percent match record as they started on the front foot andtook a lead they wouldn’t relinquish to claim this title.Laois club player of the year Ciara O’Loughlin was put to the test many times over the course of the game, winning her first by stopping a shot by fellow Laois woman Laura Nerney on the goals.Fox Cab midfielder Tarah O’Sullivan opened the scoring with corner forwards Amy Ring and Hannah O’Neill adding their name to the scoresheet.Sarsfields’s own kickouts appeared to be their own undoing, particularly in the first half, with Ring and O’Sullivan punishing the Sarsfields mistakes.Clare Conlon reprised her role as lead scorer from the semi-final, tapping over her first with a close range free off her signature left boot.Sarsfields then hit a small purple patch, with Ciara Burke opening her own scoring tally with a point before Fox Cab wing back Lorna Fusciardi was sinbinned for a foul on the aforementioned Burke.An Amy Ring penalty increased her side’s lead to six before Burke capitalised on Sarsfields’s first shot at the Fox Cab goals with a goal of her own.This goal cut the deficit back to two and the sides went in Fox Cab 1-6 Sarsfields 1-4 at half-time.Ring lodged over a scintillating point on the resumption of play to set the stall for the second half.Amy Connolly and Conlon traded points before Sarsfields were reduced to 14 players for 10 minutes as Alison McEvoy received a sinbin for a tackle on Sinead Goldrick.Conlon cut the deficit before Fox Cab substitute Roisin McGovern showed just why she should be on the field as she sent the ball across the box and into the back of the Sarsfields goal.A third yellow card was introduced as Goldrick received the line and Conlon pointed the resulting free.However Fox Cab remained firmly in control – adding a goal and three points before McGovern slotted away their fourth goal from a penalty to solidify their grip on the Leinster title.A Grainne Lalor point signalled the last score of the game as Foxrock Cabinteely walked away winners in Kinnegad today.SCORERS – Foxrock-Cabinteely: Roisin McGovern 2-1, Amy Ring 1-4 (1-0 penalty, 0-3 frees), Ciara Ní Mhurchadh 1-0, Tarah O’Sullivan 0-2, Amy Connolly 0-2, Fiona Claffey 0-1, Hannah O’Neill 0-1 Sarsfields: Ciara Burke 1-1, Clare Conlon 0-6 (0-3 frees), Grainne Lalor 0-1FOXROCK-CABINTEELY: Aisling Tarpey; Aedin Murray, Sarah Quinn, Emma McDonagh; Sinead Goldrick, Niamh Collins, Lorna Fusciardi; Tarah O’Sullivan, Ciara Ní Mhurchadh; Laura Nerney, Amy Connolly, Fiona Claffey; Hannah O’Neill, Ciara O’Riordan, Amy Ring. Subs: Roisin McGovern for L Fusciardi (32 minutes), Laurie Ahern for H O’Neill (52 minutes) Sinead Delahuty for N Collins (55 minutes), Cara Cooke for A Ring (58 minutes)SARSFIELDS: Ciara O’Loughlin; Casey Conroy, Jenny McEvoy, Amy Grehan; Ciara Hughes, Mags McEvoy, Amy Loughman; Alison McEvoy, Rosemarie Bermingham; Mary Keating, Joyce Dunne, Clare Conlon; Lorna O’Sullivan, Ciara Burke, Meaghan Dunne. Subs: Ava Lawlor for A Grehan (32 minutes), Aileen O’Loughlin for L O’Sullivan (50 minutes), Grainne Lalor for M Keating (53 minutes), Lauren Kearney for M Dunne (53 minutes) SEE ALSO – Picture becoming clearer in Leinster club championships as Laois opponents now known Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleGardai appealing for information after two people attacked at knife point in PortlaoiseNext articlePortlaoise rugby back to winning ways with win over New Ross Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Council By Siun Lennon – 4th November 2018 Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Twitter TAGSLeinster LGFASarsfields Community Community last_img read more

Outdoor Food and Craft market takes place in Durrow this Saturday

first_img WhatsApp TAGSDurrow Facebook Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Durrow is arguably one of the most charming places in Laois – and it’s an area and community that really prides itself on doing things right.In a bid to bring business back to the local shops, crafters and traders, there is an outdoor food and craft market taking place on the village green from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, July 11.In the open air and with lots of space, social distancing won’t be a problem.Stalls will be placed at a distance from each other to allow for social distancing and all Covid-19 practices will be in place.And in the spirit of community goodwill, the generators to allow business trade on the green have been sponsored by Laois Hire.SEE ALSO – Talking Sport Podcast: GAA back on, county training, finances and soccer season re-start WhatsApp Outdoor Food and Craft market takes place in Durrow this Saturday Pinterest Twitter Twitter Home News Community Outdoor Food and Craft market takes place in Durrow this Saturday NewsCommunity Previous articleCoronavirus: One new death and 25 new cases as mask wearing to become mandatoryNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, July 11, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter Pinterest News Electric Picnic Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role By LaoisToday Reporter – 10th July 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

HSBC GAM to merge pooled funds

Related news IE Staff Dynamic Funds expands liquid alt lineup Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Pooled fundsCompanies HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Ltd. The funds have the same investment objectives, are substantially similar in their mandates, and share the same investment advisor or sub-advisor as the continuing funds. The mergers are intended to be implemented on a tax-deferred basis. The anticipated effective date for the proposed mergers is June 14, 2013, subject to the review and approval of the Independent Review Committee (IRC) of the HSBC Pooled Funds. The proposed merger has potential to benefit unitholders by creating larger pools of assets, HSBC GAM says. This may reduce the administrative and regulatory costs of operating each fund as a separate mutual fund, and may also enhance the portfolio management efficiency of these consolidated funds. The proposed mergers will have no impact on the other funds in the HSBC Mutual Fund or HSBC Pooled Fund families. Units of the HSBC MultiAlpha Canadian Bond Pooled Fund and HSBC MultiAlpha Canadian Small Cap Equity Pooled Fund are only available to investors through discretionary accounts managed by HSBC GAM, or an affiliate of HSBC GAM. Up to the end of the last day before the effective date of the mergers, units of the HSBC MultiAlpha Canadian Bond Pooled Fund and HSBC MultiAlpha Canadian Small Cap Equity Pooled Fund will continue to be available for purchase for these accounts, and clients who hold units of the funds in their accounts will be permitted to redeem their units by contacting their relationship manager at HSBC. TDAM launches advisor series of fixed-income pool Sun Life launches new private pools Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Vancouver-based HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Ltd. (HSBC GAM) announced Thursday that it intends to merge several funds within the HSBC Pooled Fund range. It is proposed that the HSBC MultiAlpha Canadian Bond Pooled Fund will merge into the HSBC Canadian Bond Pooled Fund, and that the HSBC MultiAlpha Canadian Small Cap Equity Pooled Fund will merge into the HSBC Canadian Small Cap Equity Pooled Fund. read more

Thousands Greet Usain Bolt

first_imgRelatedThousands Greet Usain Bolt Thousands Greet Usain Bolt UncategorizedSeptember 10, 2008 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Thousands of Jamaicans turned out yesterday (September 8), at the Norman Manley International Airport and along the route into Kingston, to welcome home triple Olympic Champion and double World Record holder, Usain Bolt.The Golden Boy of track and field made his much anticipated return to an atmosphere fit for a King.Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, headlined the list of dignitaries who gathered to meet him at the Airport.“Usain has demonstrated that we can be the best in the world and he has demonstrated that in a way that nobody else has done,” the Prime Minister said in an interview with JIS News.“His performance is so extraordinary that although Carl Lewis and Jesse Owens both secured three gold medals individually, none of them brought home three World Records and Usain Bolt has done that. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of all time,” Prime Minister Golding added.In anticipation of talking to Mr. Bolt upon his return to Jamaica for the first time since his performances at the Beijing Olympics, the Prime Minister said: “What I really want to say to him is welcome home, this is your land that you have made so proud and we want you to feel good about coming back to your country.”Those who were fortunate to see the Olympian, or even better, to touch him, were beside themselves with emotion.“It is just awesome. I feel like I am living in historic times and it is just a pleasure for me to be a part of this and to be able to have an opportunity to see him for the first time, coming back to Jamaica after such a performance,” said Samantha, an employee at the airport.“From the very first event that he won, I have been anticipating his arrival,” she said.Another proud Jamaican, Dion, who was able to see Bolt as the motorcade travelled by the Harbour View round-about, was ecstatic, as she told JIS News, about a kiss she received from Mr. Bolt.“I was the first one standing out there and I saw the motorcade coming and I ran down there and he gave me a kiss on my lips and my hand, that was so exciting. The fastest man in the world gave me a kiss, oh my God,” she said with excitement.Such was the anticipation and yearning to see Mr. Bolt that not even the rain could deter Jamaicans from coming out to greet their hero.“A Bolt wi come fi meet rain or sunshine,” said Tameka Reid, who was travelling with a busload of people who were intent on seeing Mr. Bolt.The motorcade travelled along Mountain View Avenue, Arthur Wint Drive, Tom Redcam Avenue, Trafalgar Road, Knutsford Boulevard and ended at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, where a press conference was hosted for local and international media, to get a chance to speak with the athlete.As the first man to set three World Records at an Olympic Games, Mr. Bolt has cemented his place in history and those who were able to see it, will remember it for a very, very long time.On October 3, the Government will put on a massive celebration for all the Olympic athletes.Mr. Golding said that the event would be more extravagant than the Independence Grand Gala, which was hosted on August 6, to local and international acclaim.center_img RelatedThousands Greet Usain Bolt RelatedThousands Greet Usain Boltlast_img read more

Chevrolet’s Silverado might keep the ‘Trail Boss’ name for itself

first_img RELATED TAGSMazdaMazda3HatchbackSedanNon-LuxurySafety and MaintenanceMaintenanceNew VehiclesNon-Luxury We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2019 Mazda3 center_img Mazda will contact owners of affected vehicles so they can bring their car to their dealer for an software update. Some cars may also need their instrument cluster reprogrammed or replaced. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada Mazda is recalling almost 16,000 examples of its best-selling car, the Mazda3, in Canada because it may automatically apply its brakes when it shouldn’t be.The automatic emergency braking system defect applies to 15,746 vehicles from model years 2019 and 2020.In affected vehicles, the system might detect an obstacle and automatically brake the car even when there’s nothing there or no risk of a crash. This could, ironically, increase the odds of another car rear-ending the Mazda. advertisement ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Petrojam Donates $1.4 million to Rise Life

first_imgRelatedYoung Principal Transforms Lethe Primary School In St. James RelatedJIS Brings Christmas Cheer to Mount Olivet Boys’ Home Photo: JIS PhotographerManager, Human Resources Development and Administration, Petrojam, Andrea Bent (left), presents Executive Director, RISE Life Management Services, Sonita Morin Abrahams (2nd right), with a cheque valued at some $1.4 million during a brief ceremony on January 14, at Petrojam’s Marcus Garvey Drive offices. Also sharing in the moment (from left) are: Public Relations Officer, Petrojam, Latoya Pennant; and Manager for Refinery Production, Petrojam, Telroy Morgan. RelatedHundreds of St. Ann Residents to Benefit from Skills Training Petrojam Donates $1.4 million to Rise Life CommunityJanuary 15, 2014Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Advertisements State-run oil refinery, Petrojam Limited, has donated some $1.4 million to RISE Life Management Services, to assist with the non-profit organisation’s operational expenses and sustain its current programmes for inner-city children.Manager, Human Resources Development and Administration, Petrojam, Andrea Bent, who made the presentation to Executive Director of  RISE Life, Sonita Morin Abrahams, during a brief ceremony at Petrojam’s Marcus Garvey Drive offices on January 14, said the funds will go towards sustaining the RISE Kidz Club.The initiative is geared at providing an opportunity for inner-city children, ages eight to 14 years, to participate in supervised educational and recreational activities in a safe environment.The project has touched the lives of more than 900 children in some eight communities, including Parade Gardens, Fletcher’s Land, Allman Town and Waterhouse, through initiatives such as the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Prep Programme, Creative and Performing Arts programme, and Behavioural and Grief Counselling.“After learning about the extent and reach of this programme, we knew that we had to assist in ensuring its continuity, as it is through programmes such as these that we create opportunities to tackle and address the social ills that affect our society,” Mrs. Bent said.She congratulated RISE Life on its remarkable efforts in developing and empowering children in inner city communities through its various educational and social interventions.“We certainly cannot take for granted any opportunity we have to offer sustainable support to causes or organisations such as these, which seek to uplift the less privileged, particularly vulnerable, at-risk youth, who do not have access to these resources,” she stated.Mrs. Abrahams expressed gratitude to Petrojam for the donation, which she said, is the largest the organisation has received “in quite a long time”.The contribution, she said, will go a far way in reviving the Kidz Club, which she noted, has been a very important programme in the lives of many young Jamaicans.“What we have found is that young people come to us and even when the programme ends and there are holidays, they come anyway, because they really prefer to be with us at RISE rather than out on the streets,” she noted.Mrs. Abrahams also informed that many children, who have benefited from the Kidz Club in the past, have returned to assist as teachers’ assistants in several other programmes.“We have people in their 20s, who started with us at age eight or nine and they consider themselves a part of the RISE family. They work as mentors in their communities and they are a huge part of who we are now,” she said.RISE (Reaching Individuals through Skills and Education), formerly Addiction Alert, has been providing drug abuse and violence prevention, remedial education and health-related services to Jamaicans mainly living in the inner-city communities of Kingston for more than 20 years.The group also offers a violence-prevention community programme for over 1,000 individuals from the communities of Allman Town, Fletcher’s Land, Southside, Tel Aviv, Tower Hill, Drewsland and Waterhouse. Additionally, it responds to more than 1,000 calls a year through its national telephone lifeline service. Story HighlightsThe funds will go towards sustaining the RISE Kidz Club.The initiative is geared at providing an opportunity for inner-city children, ages eight to 14 years, to participate in supervised educational and recreational activities.The project has touched the lives of more than 900 children in some eight communities. Petrojam Donates $1.4 million to Rise LifeJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

Several OSH Programmes Being Rolled Out

first_imgAdvertisements Photo: Mark BellDirector of the Occupational Safety and Health Department in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Robert Chung, speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on Wednesday, February 11. Several OSH Programmes Being Rolled OutJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Several Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) programmes are being rolled out by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), in anticipation of the passage of the OSH Act.Director of the OSH Department in the Ministry, Robert Chung, said at present the Ministry is working on several projects that will help employers and employees to implement and practise safety standards in workplaces.“We are currently developing a model for implementation in the public sector and we are starting first at the Ministry of Labour, after which it will be rolled out throughout the public sector,” he said.Mr. Chung pointed out that the model was adopted from Australia and has been “tested and proven to be effective,” adding that it will be tweaked to fit the specifications of Jamaica.The OSH Director said that the law will allow the Ministry to train and certify persons as being competent in OSH standards.“Persons can be trained at MLSS or they can come with training background and after looking at their credentials, they would be certified as competent. They will then go and ensure that the programme is being executed in the workplace and they in turn have an obligation to report to the Ministry,” he said.Mr. Chung was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on February 11, where he also revealed that in April the Ministry will launch its caricature for workplace safety.Other programmes that have already been rolled out include the Safe Worker and Voluntary Compliance Programmes.The Safe Worker Programme is one in which representatives from companies can be certified by the MLSS in seven areas of safety competence. These areas include: working environment, working conditions, work procedures, material handling, monitoring and evaluation, OSH promotion and communication, and OSH management system.Mr. Chung said this is intended to “correct and prevent the amount of accidents in the workplace,” for which reports have increased.The Voluntary Compliance Programme is an initiative designed to prepare businesses for the introduction of the provisions of the Act.In addition to safety programmes, Mr. Chung said there will be others to address psychosocial issues, including HIV and AIDS and cancer.Already, several public and private sector entities have expressed an interest in the programmes and have approached the Ministry for training sessions.Mr. Chung said that while achieving international standards of safety and health in the workplace is good, it is necessary for Jamaica’s participation in the global market.“If we are going to be competitive in the world market, then we are going to have to step up those standards. The logistics hub is coming to Jamaica and if we do not have the Act, we are going to be forced to accept any kind of standard that the international community will take here,” he emphasised.Mr. Chung also said that for those businesses that may face challenges in implementing safety standards, the Ministry will lend its support, as it aims to have compliance from every workplace.“We will be working with everybody to improve their situation. And we are now training our inspectors to see their role as partners and not as legislators,” he added.Currently between 1,700 and 2,000 inspections are done annually. However, when the legislation is passed into law, it is expected that the number of inspections will increase to approximately 100,000 per year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedOSH Bill to be Tabled Next Fiscal Yearcenter_img RelatedSafety Passport for Construction Workers this Year Several OSH Programmes Being Rolled Out LabourFebruary 16, 2015Written by: Shari-Ann Palmer Story HighlightsSeveral Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) programmes are being rolled out by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), in anticipation of the passage of the OSH Act.Director of the OSH Department in the Ministry, Robert Chung, said at present the Ministry is working on several projects that will help employers and employees to implement and practise safety standards in workplaces. RelatedMinistry Clears Air on Labour Daylast_img read more

Streelman makes 7 straight birdes, wins Travelers

first_imgCROMWELL, Conn. – As much as Kevin Streelman enjoys the back nine at TPC River Highlands, even he didn’t think what he accomplished Sunday was possible. Streelman birdied the last seven holes to win the Travelers Championship by a stroke, shooting his second straight 6-under 64 to finish at 15-under 265. ”It’s probably my favorite nine holes on the PGA Tour,” Streelman said. ”But you can’t plan for something like that to happen. It just kind of falls into place.” He broke the Tour record for consecutive closing birdies by a winner of six set by Mike Souchak in the 1956 St. Paul Open. He matched the tournament record with a 7-under 28 on the final nine. ”I had 10 one-putts in a row,” Streelman said. ”That’s something I’ve definitely never done before.” Also the Tampa Bay Championship winner last season, the 35-year-old Streelman missed the cuts in his previous four starts on Tour. ”I didn’t have too many expectations coming here,” said Streelman, who earned $1.12 million for the victory. Travelers Championship: Articles, videos and photos Sergio Garcia and K.J. Choi tied for second. They each shot 67. Aaron Baddeley was fourth at 13 under after a 69. Streelman was 1 over for the day before starting the birdie run on No. 12. The streak reached five with a 37-foot putt at No. 16, and he capped it by hitting a wedge to 9 feet and rolling in another putt at No. 18. ”I knew when that putt fell on 16 that something kind of special was happening,” Streelman said. Streelman said he hasn’t focused on golf exclusively lately, trying to spend more time with wife Courtney and 6-month-old daughter Sophie. ”I was thinking about her (Sophie) on those last couple of putts. I was thinking, ‘You know what? If these go in, great. If not, great. She’s going to love me either way and we have a nice family vacation coming up either way,”’ Streelman said. Streelman said a 10-foot putt for birdie on No. 9 gave him a boost of confidence that he could finish with a flourish. Garcia has six top-10 finishes in 10 PGA Tour starts this season, and won the European Tour’s Qatar Masters in January. ”At the end of the day he played really, really well,” Garcia said about Streelman. ”I feel like I played quite nicely and it just wasn’t my time.” For the sixth straight year at the Travelers the player who held the 54-hole lead was unable to win. Ryan Moore was one stroke ahead after three rounds, but closed with a 71 to tie for fifth at 12 under. Second-round leader Scott Langley birdied his first three holes and briefly pulled into the lead at 14 under. He, too, finished with a 71 to tie for 11th at 10 under. Miguel Angel Carballo became the second player to make three eagles in a round on the PGA Tour this season as part of a 63 early Saturday. He finished at 9 under. Patrick Rodgers, the former Stanford star making his pro debut, shot a 70 to tie for 46th at 4 under. Ken Duke, the winner last year, had a 68 to also finish at 4 under.last_img read more

Citizen’s Assembly hears Climate Change needs to happen now

first_img Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Citizen’s Assembly hears Climate Change needs to happen now Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter The real benefits of tackling climate change now will come to future generations.The Climate Change advisory council says it’s hard to get people to engage with initiatives that have little reward in the short term.The Citizens Assembly has heard over two weekends that the world faces major problems.Professor John Fitzgerald, Chair of the Council says we need to plan for the future:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/climate.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Google+ Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – November 5, 2017 Previous articleGardaí investigate theft of motor engine in BrucklessNext articleConcerns over future of Derry Post Offices News Highland center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn WhatsApp Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe last_img read more

Highlights: Sharks vs Griquas

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In Segregation-Era Atlanta, These Places Welcomed Travelers

first_img123456789101112 IAN PALMER / WABE Share IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE For Whom The Bell Rings The Beauty College was a St. Louis based cosmetics firm founded and owned by Annie Malone, a businesswoman, inventor, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest African-Americans of the early 20th century. IAN PALMER / WABE Traveling while black in America was once a perilous endeavor. Jim Crow and rampant prejudice meant many public accommodations weren’t open for those citizens. The Green Book was a travel guide, published between 1936 and 1966, which listed establishments where black travelers would be welcome.These directories – which featured hotels, restaurants, bars, and service stations all around the country – were created by Harlem postal worker named Victor Green, in order to provide African-Americans with a tool for safe travel in an era of segregation, sundown towns and lynching.As an epicenter of the civil rights movement, it only makes sense that Atlanta had many establishments that were listed in the Green Book. From hotels and restaurants to taverns and beauty parlors, several Atlanta neighborhoods – particularly a handful of blocks on Auburn Avenue – served as welcoming hubs to black travelers in the ’40s and ’50s, due in part to the helpful guidance of the Green Book.While many of Atlanta’s Green Book establishments have disappeared in the midst of an ever-changing city, some are still standing. For the most part, the businesses have long since changed, moved out, or ceased to exist – but the original buildings serve as a significant reminder of Atlanta’s past. Add to My List In My List IAN PALMER / WABE It also served as the headquarters for the Atlanta Negro Voters League and the All Citizen Registration Committee, and was used as a substation by the city’s first black police officers. It also served as the headquarters for the Atlanta Negro Voters League and the All Citizen Registration Committee, and was used as a substation by the city’s first black police officers. IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility The venue boasted Egyptian revival décor (similar to the Fox Theater) and hosted a variety of top African-American performers throughout the years, including Ray Charles, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin and James Brown. IAN PALMER / WABE The Beauty College was a St. Louis based cosmetics firm founded and owned by Annie Malone, a businesswoman, inventor, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest African-Americans of the early 20th century. Ella Martin’s Atlanta beauty parlor applied the techniques of the Poro system of beauty culture established by Malone. Now serving as the Atlanta Job Corps Center, this building on West Lake Avenue was originally opened as the Waluhaje by Walter A. “Chief” Aikens in 1951. At the time, this apartment–hotel was one of the largest housing projects built and owned by blacks. IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE In the years leading up to desegregation, the Butler Street YMCA was a popular meeting place for community leaders and civil rights activists. An interior view of the Green Book site is seen here. IAN PALMER / WABE 250 Auburn Avenue once housed Poro Beauty Parlor, opened in 1930 by Ella Martin as an arm of Poro Beauty College.center_img IAN PALMER / WABE Many Green Book establishments once existed here at Auburn Avenue and Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. Next to the mural of Congressman John Lewis stands the old Butler Street YMCA building. The Royal Peacock was originally opened in 1937 as the Top Hat Club by Jesse B. Blayton, Clayton R. Yates and Lorimer Milton. The Royal Peacock was originally opened in 1937 as the Top Hat Club by Jesse B. Blayton, Clayton R. Yates and Lorimer Milton. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party A monument marks the spot on MLK Jr. Drive (formerly Hunter Avenue) where John and Billie Harden owned a service station that was listed in 1947 edition of the Green Book. IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE Just blocks from the still open night club, The Shaw Hotel, the Mack Hotel, the Savoy Hotel, and Hotel Royal once hosted many black travelers who made their way to Atlanta. Many Green Book establishments once existed here at Auburn Avenue and Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. Next to the mural of Congressman John Lewis stands the old Butler Street YMCA building. IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE 250 Auburn Avenue once housed Poro Beauty Parlor, opened in 1930 by Ella Martin as an arm of Poro Beauty College. The venue boasted Egyptian revival décor (similar to the Fox Theater) and hosted a variety of top African-American performers throughout the years, including Ray Charles, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin and James Brown. An interior view of the Green Book site is seen here. IAN PALMER / WABE A monument marks the spot on MLK Jr. Drive (formerly Hunter Avenue) where John and Billie Harden owned a service station that was listed in 1947 edition of the Green Book. Now serving as the Atlanta Job Corps Center, this building on West Lake Avenue was originally opened as the Waluhaje by Walter A. “Chief” Aikens in 1951. At the time, this apartment–hotel was one of the largest housing projects built and owned by blacks. IAN PALMER / WABE Related Stories IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE IAN PALMER / WABE In the years leading up to desegregation, the Butler Street YMCA was a popular meeting place for community leaders and civil rights activists. A monument marks the spot on MLK Jr. Drive (formerly Hunter Avenue) where John and Billie Harden owned a service station that was listed in 1947 edition of the Green Book. IAN PALMER / WABE Ella Martin’s Atlanta beauty parlor applied the techniques of the Poro system of beauty culture established by Malone. Just blocks from the still open night club, The Shaw Hotel, the Mack Hotel, the Savoy Hotel, and Hotel Royal once hosted many black travelers who made their way to Atlanta.last_img read more