Kolkata: A MoU was signed between the Bengal Chamber and the Indian American International Chamber of Commerce (IAICC) to provide business advisory services to small and medium enterprises of India and USA.The collaboration aims to facilitate B2B links between American businesses and their Indian counterparts of East and north-east. Subhodip Ghosh, director general, the Bengal Chamber, Ambarish Dasgupta, founder and senior partner, Intueri Consulting LLP, A Mukherjee, senior vice-president, The Bengal Chamber, Patricia Hoffman, Consul General of The United States of America in Kolkata, K V Kumar, chairman and CEO of IAICC and other delegates were present during the MoU signing. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga”The Bengal Chamber has always been at the forefront to provide platforms for business links irrespective of geographical boundaries and Kumar has served in Trump campaign’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Advisory Council. Being an authority on government relations, alliance building, crisis management and his long association with the World Bank, his visit would be integral for forging business developments between America and India. We have signed an MoU with IAICC to create a joint council to offer services to stake holders in form of B2B links and advisory services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Whenever, a delegation would come from the US, Kolkata would be a stopover,” said Subhodip Ghosh, director general, The Bengal Chamber. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersKV Kumar said: “The IAICC is seeking to open offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Dubai, Hong Kong and 30 chapters in the US itself. We are looking forward to creative and innovative ways of doing business. There are about 600,000 Indian-American businesses in the US. West Bengal being strategically placed is ideal to act as a gateway to accessing markets in the ASEAN countries. At present, we are working in four states in India where each state has made a Chamber of Commerce a platform to create business links. We are putting up an innovative challenge — a new platform for doing business, which is part virtual and part real, where businesses are initiated through virtual media between traders, buyers, sellers establishing B2B links that later involves personal meet ups and visits to check products or services. We are going to invite Amit Mitra, West Bengal state minister of Finance and IT, and Electronics, Industry, Commerce, Enterprise and E-governance and MSME to USA on August 30 to attend a business forum where the innovative ideas would be introduced.” The IAICC works with entrepreneurs, professionals, businesses and governments to develop entrepreneurship and commerce through mentor-protégé programmes, training, seminars and networking opportunities.
Kolkata: The state government will pay Rs 50,000 compensation to the youths who had been pushed off a local train by the members of Hindu Sanhati on Sunday, after they refused to say ‘Jai Sri Ram’.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called up Shahruk Halder, the Madrasa teacher who had been beaten up and then pushed off a train at Park Circus railway station on Saturday. Halder was returning to his place of work in Hooghly. He took a train from Canning and when the train reached Dhakuria railway station, some youths who were supporters of the militant group Hindu Sanhati, got into the train. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaWhen the train was approaching Ballygunge railway station, they came to Shahruk and asked him why he was wearing a cap and had grown a beard. When Sharuk refused to answer them, they beat him up and asked him to say ‘Jai Sri Ram’. They also told him that he would have to go to Bangladesh if he wanted to grow a beard. Finally, when the train reached Park Circus railway station, they threw him out of the compartment. The victim later lodged an FIR with the Topsia railway station. He was subsequently taken to a local dispensary where he was treated. The family members of Shahruk said they felt threatened owing to the incident. Condemning the incident, intellectuals of the city said such things had never happened in the state earlier. “The political leaders should come forward and play a positive role in cementing communal peace and harmony, particularly at a time when the members of the minority communities are feeling threatened,” they added.
The first annual charity gala for The White Project is set to take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 8, 2012.The star-studded gala will include entertainers, athletes and celebrities that have dedicated a part of their lives to help children across the globe actively. Nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend will light up the room with a special performance for the children of the world. HIH Princess Yasmine Pahlavi will be honored during the evening of the gala for her more than 20 years of work as an attorney and activist on behalf of children and at-risk youth. Two-time NBA Champion Lamar Odom will also take part in the evening bringing sports and philanthropy together. Lamar Odom’s work with his foundation, Cathy’s Kids has helped many underprivileged youth across the country as well as those with cancer.The White Project touches youth all across the globe, benefiting Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls ages 13-18 the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Not only targeting youth in the United States, The White Project also focuses on youth in places like Iran through the Foundation for the Children of Iran. FCI is organized to help arrange life-altering medical treatment for Iranian children using a worldwide network of volunteers. Also the Levantine Cultural Center focuses on arts and education for children in the Middle East, Afghanistan, South Africa, North Africa, East Asia and many more. Another one of the foundations that The White Project works closely with is Orphan’s Whispers. Orphan’s Whispers touches the lives of children facing adversity and obstacles daily. World Renowned artist, Davood Roostaei, King of Cryptorealism will be one of the artists exhibiting his amazing pieces of art. Ace Gallery artist Gary Lang will be also exhibit a piece of his notable artwork for the silent auction benefiting the White Project. For one night, there will be no borders for the children of the world.The White Project initiative is an experience that will provide unique and tremendous opportunities giving new hope and dreams to children around the world. It is estimated that over 100 million girls and over 70 million boys not having reached the age of eighteen are subjected to abuse every year. The evening will be dedicated to restoring smiles on faces of the millions of innocent boys and girls who have known nothing but sorrow and tears. This night is set to show the difference that can be made with the story of a little Afghani girl named Dalia, who was taken from an abusive life into a new life filled with a brighter future.Event DetailsWhen: Saturday, December 8, 2012 Where: The Beverly Hilton Hotel Red carpet arrivals: 7pm-8pm Reception: 8pm-10:30pm
Musical Talent: Andy Davis, a Nashville-based singer and guitarist who released the album Heartbreak Yellow in 2012 and Katie Stevens, a finalist in the ninth season of American Idol who stars on MTV’s series Faking It!Urban Arts Partnership is one of the nation’s leading education organizations and works in 100 under-resourced public schools reaching more than 12,000 students annually to help them achieve better educational outcomes.“Our work in Los Angeles has more than doubled this year, in large part due to support from the LAUSD led by Superintendent John Deasy and The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education,” said Philip Courtney, CEO, Urban Arts Partnership. “It is encouraging that industry leaders such as Montblanc are willing to invest in the future of underserved students by bringing the arts back into public schools’ classrooms.”Over the years, Montblanc has helped raise over 2 million dollars for Urban Arts Partnership in New York City and Los Angeles. The proceeds from the event will benefit Urban Arts Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the intellectual, social and artistic development of underserved public school students through arts-integrated education programs to close the achievement gap.The creative process of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS in Los Angeles began at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014 when six writers, six directors, twenty-four actors, and a dedicated production team met at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. After the community of artists shared a costume, a prop, his or her special skill set, each writer composed a ten-minute play by 7 a.m. the following morning. By 9 a.m. directors selected their pieces and their cast rehearsed over the course of the day. At 8:00 p.m, ink barely dry, the six new plays – interspersed with musical acts – were performed before a live audience. Kevyn Aucoin Beauty sponsored the evening’s makeup looks using essential and timeless Kevyn Aucoin products to create classic, flawless faces for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS cast. This celebration of theater offered Los Angeles’ audience a rare experience to witness the thrill of live theater and the talents of Hollywood’s brightest stars.This is the ninth year that Montblanc, the international luxury brand, supported THE 24 HOUR PLAYS BENEFITING URBAN ARTS PARTNERSHIP, demonstrating their support of Arts and Culture. Their ongoing commitment to fostering emerging talent came to life when Montblanc held their 2nd annual Young Auditioner’s Program on May 12, 2014 and the two winners of the audition, who joined the cast line-up were ArTES seniors Alexia Cardenas and Oskar Guzman.Additionally, in April 2014, the premiere luxury maison celebrated the 90th Anniversary of their iconic fountain pen, the Meisterstuck, and it launched the Meisterstuck Collection, a unique selection of sensual leather goods, meticulously crafted timepieces, refined jewelry and of course a new Meisterstuck featuring a limited-time only special nib. The iconic Meisterstück has been an enduring symbol of the brand’s values: writing culture, arts and celebrating innovative thinkers. Directors: Edoardo Ponti (La Voice Umana), Fred Savage (Friends with Better Lives), Leigh Kilton Smith (Acting Coach to the stars), Peter Ellenstein (William Inge Center for the Arts), Rob Greenberg (How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings), Max Hernandez (Captain America, Winter Soldier). Montblanc and Urban Arts Partnership held their 4th annual production of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS, in Los Angeles, on Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Broad Stage Theater in Santa Monica.Hollywood’s finest joined forces to participate in a one-night-only live performance, produced by Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri of the Freestyle Picture Company and the 24 Hour Company. The entire creative process, from writing to directing and performing took place in just 24 hours.This year’s talented cast and crew included: Actors: Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Alanis Morissette (Weeds), Andra Day (The Gap summerloves cover girl as Warner Bros artist), Ashley Fink (Glee), Ashley Madekwe (Revenge), Bryan Greenberg (Lance Armstrong Biopic), Constance Zimmer (House of Cards), Danny Pudi (Community), Gavin Rossdale (Bling Ring), Jamie Chung (Sin City), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), John Cho (Star Trek), Kelly Osbourne (E! Fashion Police), Michael Ealy (Almost Human), Michelle Trachtenberg (Killing Kennedy), Ramon Rodriguez (Need forSpeed), Retta (Parks and Recreation), Rosie Perez (Artistic Board Chair, The Counselor), Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Tracie Thoms (Annie) and Wilmer Valderrama (That 70’s Show). Writers: Ben Karlin (Emmy Award Winner for Colbert Report and Modern Family), Bill Wrubel (Emmy Award Winner for Modern Family, Will & Grace), David Krumholtz (This is the End), Gabrielle Allan (Scrubs, What’s Your Number?), Jennifer Crittenden (Arrested Development, The New Adventures of Old Christine), LaToya Morgan (Shameless), Laura Jacqmin (Grace & Frankie, Dental Society Midwinter Meeting).
APTN National NewsThe film company, Eagle Vision, plans to bring the experiences of survivors of the Indian residential school system to life.APTN originally gave you a sneak peek into the docudrama called, We Were Children, back in May.As APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson shows us, the set and crew are wrapping up.
In a message commemorating the Day, whose theme this year is “Protecting Children in Cyberspace,” Mr. Ban noted that children and young people are among the groups of people who most widely use the Internet and mobile devices. “As they surf through cyberspace seeking information and entertainment and building social networks, they are also among the most vulnerable to exploitation,” he added. “Without safeguards, their precious lives are at grave risk in the vicious world of cybercriminals and paedophiles that prey on easy targets.” The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child both recognizes the right to access to information but also accords protection against all forms of inducement to engage in unlawful activities, the Secretary-General said, calling for these provisions to be applied rigorously. “The virtual world has exciting possibilities for nurturing children and helping them grow into creative, productive adults,” he said. “But we must mind the pitfalls that could scar them for life,” Mr. Ban said, calling on policy-makers and industry leaders to take action to ensure the safety of all in the rapidly-evolving virtual world. The International Day marks the founding of the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on 17 May 1865 and celebrates the agency’s role in connecting the world. 17 May 2009Marking World Telecommunication and Information Society Day today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need to boost the protection for children from being taken advantage of on the Internet.
Despite some rainy days in June, the major construction work in Jubilee Court should be finished by end of day Tuesday, June 29, along with the noise levels that resulted from heavy excavating and drilling at the site.There will be some disruption in the days to follow due to landscape restoration work, but noise levels should be minor. That work will include soil modifications, fine grading and replacing plant material damaged during the heavy construction.To the east in Mackenzie Chown, work on the footbridge that will connect D Block to the NHBRC building is expected to be complete by Monday, July 7.The exterior walkway along the south side of D Block will continue to be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and reopened outside of those hours. When the footpath is closed, pedestrian traffic will continue to be rerouted through the interior accessible routes via the exterior entrance between D and F Blocks. Signage has been installed to assist pedestrians accessing D Block, C Block, B Block, A Block, Taro Hall and Schmon Tower.Hoarding constructed in the corridor outside of rooms D308, D322 and D321 will stay in place until the footbridge is opened to the new building. The exterior hoarding will be completed July 7, after the completion of external demolition work which includes glass removal and saw-cutting of precast panels.Noise and vibration disruptions will be experienced in Chown D Block and nearby buildings until end of day July 7.Visit brocku.ca/construction for the latest updates.Questions or concerns about the construction work can be directed to Facilities Management at 905-688-5550 x3717 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or to David Main, MHPM Project Managers at email@example.com
Joy Global and ESCO Corporation have announced that they have entered into a strategic business alliance. Joy Global is a major producer of equipment for extraction of ores and minerals in surface mining, including P&H electric rope shovels, blasthole drills, wheel loaders, and draglines. ESCO is a leading developer and manufacturer of ground engaging tools and other wear products used primarily in mining and infrastructure development applications.The first phase of the new alliance is the development of new lip systems with ESCO technology for P&H shovel dippers. Joy Global Surface Mining will offer ESCO’s proprietary lips and GET systems as the standard offering on new P&H shovel dippers and loader buckets unless a customer specifically requests an alternative GET system. ESCO will service the aftermarket on all lips through their distribution network. ESCO and Joy Global engineers will also be collaborating on enhanced designs toimprove reliability and productivity, while at the same time reducing lip and GET maintenance needs.“This is an exciting opportunity for both companies as we work closely together to market new products with improved productivity and lower cost/tonne performance for our collective mining customers,” stated John Koetz, Vice President, Product Marketing & Engineering for Joy Global Surface Mining. According to Jon Owens, President of Engineered Products for ESCO, “ESCO and Joy Global are a good fit. Both are known for innovation and value. Through a shared commitment to customer satisfaction they drive toward increased production, reduced downtime and superior value.”
Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news: Apr 9th 2017, 5:40 PM http://jrnl.ie/3331949 40 Comments Sunday 9 Apr 2017, 5:40 PM ‘The system is a joke’: A quarter of Irish fishing vessels caught with illegal workers A scheme was brought in last year to protect foreign staff – but there are claims that exploitation is still rife. By Fora Staff Share158 Tweet Email4 Read: Soft drink tax forecasts have been cut as manufacturers switch to a low-sugar dietRead: As Cuba emerges from economic hibernation, opportunity knocks for Irish firms Short URL A QUARTER OF Irish fishing vessels that were inspected by the state were caught with illegal workers on board last year, new figures show.The investigation comes amid claims that a system for giving permits to fishing workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) – introduced in an attempt to regulate the sector – is ineffective and that exploitation is still rife.A former minister who helped set up the scheme says many workers are doing 100-hour weeks and only being paid for a standard 39 hours, while a key union official claims employers still aren’t properly held to account.There are also suggestions that thousands of undocumented workers could still be employed in Irish waters.In 2015, an investigation by the Guardian found that workers from Africa and Asia were routinely being employed illegally on Irish fishing trawlers and were being exploited as a source of cheap labour.It claimed that undocumented workers often worked for days on end without sleep or basic safety training, while often being paid below the minimum wage. Source: YoutubePermit schemeThe government set up a permit scheme in 2016 to provide workers with clear contracts backed by minimum pay levels and other mandatory terms and conditions.It was supported with a compliance team from the Workplace Relations Commission to inspect fishing vessels.However figures from the organisation’s recent annual report show that 136 inspections on 110 vessels yielded 28 cases where inspectors found non-EEA workers on board who did not have valid permission to work.According to a statement to the Dáil by Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, there were another 59 employment rights breaches detected by WRC inspectors on top of the specified cases.Asked what action it has taken following its inspections, the WRC told Fora: “The commission’s objective is to facilitate voluntary compliance insofar as contraventions are concerned.“Vessel owners are afforded all reasonable opportunities to rectify contraventions and, where relevant, pay any unpaid wages and/or make good on entitlements arising from these contraventions.“It is the policy of the commission to initiate legal proceedings in cases where a vessel owner has failed or is unwilling to effect compliance.”“It’s a joke”However, only two prosecutions have gone ahead since the permit scheme was set up. In that case the two fishermen were prosecuted under the Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000.They were both cleared of any wrongdoing. The WRC did not respond when asked by Fora if any other prosecutions have been initiated. Source: The Guardian/YouTubeKen Fleming, an official from the International Transport Federation who helped the Guardian during its investigation, said that the permit scheme has proved ineffective.Speaking to Fora, he said: “There is no one that can convince me that the permit scheme is working.“The boat owners are being cuddled with the policy of encouragement to make people comply. Is that the way we get rid of drunk drivers, by encouraging and cuddling them? It’s a joke.”Fleming also said that he “didn’t accept” that 25% of vessels had illegal workers on board – and claimed that the figure was likely much higher.As of the end of March, just 187 permits that would allow staff to legally work in the fishing industry for a year have been granted.When setting up the scheme, then-agriculture and marine minister Simon Coveney established a ‘cap’ of 500 workers for the initiative.Work conditionsFrancis O’Donnell, the CEO of the Irish Fish Producers Organisation, admitted it was anticipated that somewhere near 500 permits would be issued to workers.Despite this, he added: “If the gardaí and the WRC have done raids and found little or no problems, then there isn’t a widespread issue here. If there is an issue then there is something wrong with the policing of the system.“We will not stand beside anyone who has been found to have been doing wrong by the gardaí and the WRC. We have vessels that are paying people good wages, and there are plenty of good skippers that will give good conditions.” Source: YoutubeRegarding the 25% of vessels that did have undocumented workers on board, he said that many had applied for permits but were left waiting due to the tardiness of the system.However, a spokesman for the Department of Justice said: “There has been no delay in processing applications where all details have been provided.”100-hour weeksHowever Fleming, whose organisation is an international trade union group based in the UK, said that even workers with permits were being underpaid as they were given only the minimum wage for a 39-hour week.“There isn’t a fisherman in the world who could operate for 39 hours a week at sea and do his job,” he said, adding that many people are in reality working for up to 100 hours a week.Labour senator Ged Nash, the junior minister for business when the Irish government’s initiative was being set up, also repeated similar claims in a recent Seanad debate.“I have heard testimony from some (workers) that they were being paid the national minimum wage rate for a 39-hour week, which would amount to around €360, while working on vessels for in excess of 100 hours per week in many cases.“This is illegal and these kinds of claims need to be investigated. The rights of these workers need to be vindicated by the state.”Nash pointed to recent claims from an Egyptian embassy official that up 2,000 of his country’s nationals could be working on Irish trawlers from both sides of the border. Ged Nash Source: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie“The scheme limits the number of permits to be issued to 500, and nothing even close to that number has been issued,” he said.“I have spoken to a number of decent, compliant trawler owners who wanted the scheme to succeed and who have pointed out the flaws in the scheme to departments.“They want to be able to hire the skilled workers they need to operate their businesses, and they also want to see those who are thumbing their nose at the scheme to be held to account and to be taken to task by the agencies which are obliged to enforce the terms of the scheme.”In response to questions from Nash, Environment Minister Denis Naughten said that Department of Justice officials “have worked with others within the industry to ensure compliance and where issues arise that they are dealt with by the appropriate authorities”.“Justice officials have contacted their counterparts in the Department of Agriculture and the Marine with a view to meeting to assess the overall operation of the scheme to date,” he said.Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie Take me to Fora Image: Youtube Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 23,269 Views Image: Youtube
Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 9:07 PM https://the42.ie/4504624 UCC 0-16St Mary’s 1-9Kevin O’Brien reports from O’Moore ParkTHE ELECTRIC IRELAND Sigerson Cup is heading back to UCC for the first time since 2014 after their talented attack did enough to overcome a defensive St Mary’s outfit tonight. Kevin Flahive celebrates with his team. Source: James Crombie/INPHO2017 champions St Mary’s, who stunned pre-tournament favourites UCD in the semi-final, battled hard over the 60 minutes but UCC’s class eventually told. The Ranch trailed by four early in the second-half but were back on level terms by the 48th minute after a strong third quarter. St Mary’s had already lost Aaron Boyle to a red card by that stage and UCC outscored their opponents by 0-5 to 0-1 down the home straight to seal the victory.The Belfast side defended in numbers but ultimately couldn’t contain a talented UCC forward line that saw Sean O’Shea contribute a seven-point haul. His fellow Kerryman Paudie Clifford was a menace from wing-forward and added a brace.It was a remarkable achievement for a college the size of St Mary’s to reach their second final in three seasons. They played a tough brand of defensive, counter-attacking football, with Armagh midfielder Jarlath Og Burns and Derry forward Shane McGuigan their stand-out performers.The win brings UCC level on 22 titles with NUIG and are 12 behind overall leaders UCD.UCC’s attack had scored 15 goals in the three games before this game, but didn’t raise a green flag tonight. Breaking down this packed St Mary’s unit that held UCD scoreless for 38 minutes in the semi-final was a far more difficult task. Brian Ó Beaglaoich takes on the St Mary’s defence. Source: James Crombie/INPHOO’Shea, joint top scorer in the Allianz Football League, kicked five vital frees for the Cork students that were critical against the mass defence in front of them.St Mary’s set-up in their accustomary formation, which saw Cathair McKinney drop back as a sweeper in front of his full-back line. The Belfast teaching college regularly put 15 men behind the ball and assigned Ryan Mac Oscair as a man-marker on Kingdom star O’Shea.UCC were intelligent in how they went about their business. With the wind at their backs in the first period and centre-back Brian Ó Beaglaoich breaking the line at pace, they worked scoring chances and drew four frees for O’Shea to convert.Ryan Coleman’s 16th-minute goal for St Mary’s had more than a touch of fortune to it. His mis-hit point attempt was dropped into the net by Mark White, who was under pressure from the onrushing McGuigan. Shane McGuigan celebrates scoring a point in the second-half. Source: James Crombie/INPHOThat left St Mary’s one in front, but UCC led by three at the interval as O’Shea’s placed balls and a brace from corner-back Graham O’Sullivan pushed them 0-9 to 1-3 in front.St Mary’s improved offensively after the break, aided by the breeze. Defenders Mac Oscair and Micheal Rooney broke forward for scores as the underdogs moved within a point by the 43rd minute. Then St Mary’s lost Boyle to a red card – he was on a yellow when he received a black for pulling back on his man. A booming point from McGuigan brought them level with 12 minutes to play, but UCC were to finish the stronger.A triple substitution from UCC boss Billy Morgan gave his team a much-needed spark in attack. They clipped over four successive scores, including one each from subs Garry Murphy and James Naughton to move four clear.McGuigan landed a point but UCC defended well in the closing stages and another sub, Conal O’Hainifin, added the insurance score in stoppage-time.Scorers for UCC: Sean O’Shea 0-7 (0-5f), Paudie Clifford and Graham O’Sullivan 0-2 each, Padraig Lucey, Cian Kiely, Garry Murphy, James Naughton and Conal O’Hainifin 0-1 each.Scorers for St Mary’s: Shane McGuigan 0-4 (0-1f), Ryan Coleman 1-0, Stephen McConville 0-3 (0-3f) Micheal Rooney and Ryan MacOscair 0-1 each. UCC16. Mark White (Clonakilty, Cork)22. Michael Flood (St Bridgets, Meath)3. Kevin Flahive (Douglas, Cork)4. Graham O’Sullivan (Dromid Pearses, Kerry)6. Daniel O’Brien (Glenfesk, Kerry)17. Brian Ó Beaglaoich (An Gaeltacht, Kerry)7. Cian Kiely (Ballincollig, Cork)8. Padraig Lucey (Killarney Legion, Kerry)9. Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials, Tipperary)10. Padraig Clifford (Fossa, Kerry)11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare Shamrocks, Kerry)12. Conor Horgan (Nemo Rangers, Cork)20. Conor Geaney (Dingle, Kerry)14. Killian Spillane (Templenoe, Kerry)15. Eimhin Courtney (Eire Og Ennis, Clare) Subs:21. David Shaw (Dr Crokes, Kerry) for Horgan (ht) 25. James Naughton (St Senan’s, Limerick) for Courtney (52)26. Eoin Finnerty (Mountbellew, Galway) for Spillane (52)13. Garry Murphy (Castletownbere, Cork) for Geaney (52)23. Conal O’Hainifin (Eire Og Ennis, Clare) for O’Brien (60)St Mary’s1. Mark Reid (Down)2. Liam Rafferty (Tyrone)3. Caolan Dillon (Armagh)4. Micheal Rooney (Down)15. Cathair McKinney (Armagh) 5. Colm Byrne (Tyrone)6. Ryan Mac Oscair (Tyrone)7. Aaron Duffy (Armagh)8. Jarleth Og Burns (Armagh)9. Liam Devlin (Down)10. Stephen McConville (Down)11. Shane McGuigan (Derry)12. Aaron Boyle (Armagh)13. Niall Toner (Derry)14. Ryan Coleman (Tyrone)Subs: 23. Daniel McKinless (Ballinderry Shamrocks, Derry)Referee: David Gough (Meath)Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Short URL 33,085 Views 14 Comments Feb 20th 2019, 9:07 PM By Kevin O’Brien Sean O’Shea’s haul of 0-7 helps UCC deliver first Sigerson Cup title since 2014 2017 champions St Mary’s fell by four points in Portlaoise. Subscribe Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share98 Tweet Email1
‘Riverdale’ Season 4 Trailer Toasts to a Mysterious Senior YearSDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4 Stay on target Remember that brief period of time when everything seemed to be going OK for the gang on Riverdale? Me neither. But things were looking up. Bughead was back together, with Betty working to suss out the identity of the Black Hood. Varchie (we need a better ship name) has been the strongest pair all season, showing each other nothing but love and support. Well, no more after last night. For all its artsy lighting and experimental storytelling tricks, Riverdale is still a soap opera. There’s nothing a soap opera likes to do more than break your heart. And when it does, it breaks every piece of it, even the places you didn’t know could break. How can they expect to keep you watching if everyone’s happy?This week’s episode picks up in the wake of last week’s triptych. Archie and Veronica are boning constantly. Their fear of the Black Hood has manifested itself in a desire to have sex all the time, everywhere. Why narrator Jughead knows so much about their exploits is never answered. Is Archie telling him all this? That’s not cool, Archie. Everything’s going great until Archie, in the heat of the moment, says “I love you.” Veronica doesn’t say it back, and from there comes the tension for the rest of the episode. Archie wants to talk about it, Veronica doesn’t and oh boy, the kids handle this just about as poorly as can be. For once on this show, the parents actually give decent advice. I know, I’m as shocked as you are. It’s no surprise that the best advice comes from Fred Andrews. He says those words happen on different schedules with different people, and you shouldn’t pressure someone to say them. The real surprise comes from Hermione Lodge, who talks to her daughter about being ready to hear the words. That’s way more of a mom than she’s been all season.KJ Apa as Archie Andrews and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)Fortunately for Varchie (still sounds bad), Betty and Jughead are there with a distraction. Jughead did some research on the Riverdale Reaper after what Candyman told him last week. It leads him to a house where a family of four was murdered. It just happens to be the same house that the Black Hood sent Betty too and told her to look in a mirror. But they can’t deal with that right now, because FP is getting out of jail. Instead, they send Archie and Veronica to play detective for the week. It turns out the house belonged to a family of five. One kid managed to escape, and the police changed his identity to keep him safe. That kid grew up to be the Riverdale High janitor. At first, Veronica thinks he’s the Black Hood. Let’s be honest, he does give off some serious creep vibes. But Archie looks into his eyes and concludes they’re not the same eyes he looked into in Pop’s diner. That he could have been using contact lenses never crosses Archie’s mind. Even though the show is telling us this guy’s not the killer, I’m not quite convinced yet. Forgetting that colored contacts exist would be a very Archie thing to do.Meanwhile, Betty and Jughead are dealing with FP’s release from prison and subsequent retirement from the Serpents. He’s clean now, and takes a job at Pop’s. Cheryl delights in making him clean up spilled milkshakes because she’s still awful. (And creepy possessive of Josie. This is the most interesting story going on right now, and the episode only gives it two short, rushed scenes.) Jughead feels he has to stay in the Serpents because of everything that’s happened so far, but he promises his dad he’ll keep writing. Betty wants to become “Serpent-adjacent,” and learns she has to go through her own initiation: a half-striptease pole dance. Why? Where Archie and Veronica’s story had a fun mystery and real, relatable relationship drama, this… isn’t that. It’s like the episode was trying to do too much with Jughead’s story in too little time. Plot points come out of nowhere and are dropped immediately, and nothing feels satisfying. The conclusion to Archie and Veronica’s story had natural build-up over the course of the episode. Betty and Jughead’s ending felt tossed out there at the end.Madchen Amick as Alice Cooper and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)Alice’s turn in this episode also comes out of nowhere, and I really wanted more of it. With FP’s exoneration, she returns to her serpent roots, making awkward jokes about FP’s sexual frustration right in front of his son and her daughter. She even attends his retirement party in full serpent gear, making fun of Betty for attending in her modest dress. I really wanted to spend more time with this version of Alice. Where did it come from? Why does FP’s retirement party bring it out of her? I really hope the show explores this side of her more in the future. Otherwise, it’s a missed opportunity. What we all could have used less of was Betty’s striptease. The show even goes out of its way to tell us what a sexist tradition it is, only for Betty to go through with it anyway. Why? It doesn’t fit her character, her becoming Serpent-adjacent has never been discussed before this, and it’s not even sexy/titillating. Unlike the other sexy scenes on this show, this one just feels gross in a way that the show can’t have intended. We know Lili Reinhart is an adult, but in the world of the show, Betty is a teenager stripping for a group of much older men for reasons that were only brought up minutes before.Of course, the real reason she does it is because the plot needed her too. It’s the episode just before the midseason finale, which means everything needs to go to hell. Betty needs to do something to make Jughead push her away because that’s how teen soaps work. Jughead’s dad reveals he’s not retiring, and the reason is Jughead’s dealings with Penny Peabody. Jughead is made to think his actions only draw people into destructive cycles, and Betty’s show hammers that point home. What’s even worse is this comes right after Archie and Veronica’s break-up. After Archie tells Veronica that he’s not going to pressure her to say he loves her, she tells him that it should matter to him that she can’t say it. So the episode ends by destroying everything we love, turning us into emotional wrecks just one week before the midseason finale. This episode was especially nakedly manipulative, but damn if it isn’t good at it. (Also, while Archie and Veronica’s/Betty’s cover of the Gary Jules cover of “Mad World” was good, people need to listen to the original Tears for Fears version. It’s a better song.)Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)Riverdale has always been just a little trashy. What saves it is its self-awareness. It knows it’s a trashy teen soap opera and makes no apologies for it. Even here, where it devolves into a rushed, uncomfortable mess, it’s still not a bad hour of TV. Riverdale is rarely bad, and even its missteps are entertaining on some level. It’s also usually smart enough to avoid the biggest pitfalls of the genre. Well, after it killed the Archie-Grundy relationship anyway. Even last night though, when it produced an overall fun, bonkers episode, it stepped into some uncomfortable territory. First, there was the Betty striptease. Again, why? Then there’s the end. With both Bughead and (sigh) Varchie gone, the door (or window, rather) is open for… Barchie? Betchie? OK, maybe Archie just has to die alone. His name is too stupid for him to find love. The fact that the show avoided having Betty and Veronica compete over Archie, like they do in the comics, was one of the coolest things about it. Now, it looks like they’re heading that direction anyway. I hope that’s not where this goes, but it’s not like this show is immune to bad ideas. I guess we’ll see where this goes in next week’s season finale. Possibly. It looks so bonkers, it may not even have time for this relationship drama. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
By: Aja Musu Bah-DaffehPresident Ernest Bai Koroma of Serra Leone held his first ever Press conference in the Gambia at the State House in Banjul on the 1st of December 2017.It was an opportunity for the country’s media both online and local, together with international correspondents stationed in the country, to talk to President Koroma on issues related to the Gambia and his country, Sierra Leone. Responding to a question regarding what the Gambia can learn from the Serra Leonean experience, since they were also involved in such crisis, President Koroma responded that Serra Leone has come a long way in bringing her people together, despite the crisis.He continued: “When you are guided by the fact that you have no other country but the Gambia, you must focus on moving ahead and the issues of the past should be forgotten and the lesson of the past, learnt. You should start to work together and also knowing that the leadership is committed to building the nation and giving hope to the people.”He expressed that in Serra Leone they had institutions like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that was set up for people to tell the truth about what had happened; that when moments like this present itself, people will have the opportunity to easily forgive and forget.President Koroma stated that the political landscape should be made open and when there is a level of sincerity coming from everybody, the best thing to do is to just move on. The fourth President of Serra Leone said he is optimistic that the Gambia has a lot of new hope and all that the people have to do is just to move forward.Concerning the rampant migration of African youths to the Mediterranean Sea, he said the migration is not only limited to the Gambia, but to his country Sierra Leone and the rest of the continent with many youths currently returning home; that the forces of the EU are foreseeing how they can work together as regions, to ensure that they minimize the uncontrolled migration that is happening, as migration cannot be stopped by anyone. “I think the problem is for all of us to work together to build our local capacity, create opportunities for our young people, to officially engage them to become productive. Some of them live the countries out of ignorance and some of them are just convinced with false hope,” he said.President Koroma the Father of two, affirmed that this is not a question for the Gambia but the rest of the continent; that they are now working on to how to collaborate to improve the communities, to develop Africa and to make it more attractive for the youth to stay and utilize its resources.President Koroma said what ‘‘our two countries need to do is to invest in the youth by giving them the right education and skills, and open up our economies so that everybody will be engaged.’’ He continued that they have to come up with ways of discouraging illegal migration where lots of youths lose their lives.“It is a fact that Africa has natural resources. But having the resources itself will not give Africa wealth but rather we should translate the natural resources to wealth and this involves a lot of processes such as investment and capital,” he said.He said what Africa has to do is to develop internal capacity, train her people, build their health capabilities and attract foreign direct investment in order to translate natural resources to wealth, that will be meaningful and productive.
Santiago Solari has expressed delight at the opportunity of managing a club like Real Madrid after he was named the interim coach following the exit of Julen Lopetegui.Solari, 42, said he is determined to make the most of his opportunity. The former Castilla boss will lead Real Madrid to their Copa del Rey tie away to third-tier side Melilla on Wednesday.A good result in the Cup and league game fixtures may convince the club to hire the gaffer with rumours of uncertainty over the appointment of a new manager circulating the Spanish press.Mourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“In life, and in this profession, everything changes quickly. The important thing is the day to day, what we do each day, the hopes we put in every day,” he told Xinhuanet, when asked about his future.“I am very excited, very satisfied to be here. To work at Real Madrid is a great opportunity, the most beautiful, of any job,” he told the expectant press.“This is a group of champions, warriors, who have won many things for this club. The situation is not the easiest, but I see them very motivated to turn it around,” he insisted.
Hyderabad: As the villages have been experiencing rains, the officials of the Panchayat Raj Department have directed the Gram Panchayats to take steps to prevent spread of diseases. The GPs have been told to supply clean drinking water and keep up the sanitation. The sarpanches and the panchayat secretaries have been informed to take up various activities in this regard. Also Read – Educational institutions in TS region ignored in the past: Minister Advertise With Us Though there was a delay in the onset of the monsoon in the State, the villages have been experiencing rains from the last week of June. The streets have become murky and menace of mosquitoes has begun. The officials said the Gram Panchayats are responsible for the maintenance of sanitation in the villages. The Panchayat Raj Act says that the secretary of the Panchayat shall take up all measures for control of mosquito growth like spray of anti-larval liquids etc. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us The secretary has to ensure maintenance of sanitation and cleanliness in all public institutions situated in the Gram Panchayat such as schools, Anganwadi centres, animal husbandry centres, community halls and others. He should take up immediate measures in case of any outbreak of seasonal or communicable diseases and ensure availability of medical assistance to the affected people. Advertise With Us The secretaries have been told by the District Panchayat Officers to clean all the sumps and over-head tanks of the villages. They have been informed to chlorinate drinking water to prevent bacterial infections. They have been told to clean the drainages and to remove the debris and the garbage from the roads and streets of the villages. Removal of weeds from the open place was also taken up. In few villages, the water is supplied through the water tanks on the ground. The panchayats have been told to clean them regularly to provide clean water to the villagers. The officials of the Panchayat Raj have directed the sarpanches and the secretaries to prevent water stagnation on the streets and open places which would be breeding grounds for the mosquitoes and the flies. Panchayat sarpanches and the secretaries have been told to employ sanitation workers in a big way in the villages to maintain sanitation. The PR department has supplied bleaching powder and oil balls to the villages in enough quantities. In several villages water through the Mission Bhagiratha, through which clean surface water is supplied, is yet to commence. These villages are depending for water on the own resources like hand pumps and open wells which are prone to contamination.
On July 31, the U.S. announced it was imposing sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, calling him a “dictator” after the election for a constitutional assembly. The U.S. hasn’t imposed sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry — yet. But it’s not entirely off the table. If that does happen, what could it mean for Houston, the oil and gas capital of the world? On today’s Houston Matters, we talk it over with Dr. Francisco Monaldi from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Also this our: A Houston researcher is studying something called Zealandia — a mostly submerged landmass underneath New Zealand. And meteorologist Frank Billingsley talks about his quest to find his birth parents using DNA.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. Share
Want the latest news from across the Staffordshire Moorlands?For the very latest news from across the Staffordshire Moorlands, visit our dedicated homepage at Leek-news.co.uk, like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LeekNews. If you’re interested in news from a particular town, we have dedicated channels for Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph – as well as a number of smaller villages including Cheddleton, Wetley Rocks, Endon, Rudyard, Brown Edge, Bagnall, Cellarhead, Werrington, Knypersley, Alton, Tean, Stockton Brook, Blythe Bridge and Caverswall. For the latest news from Alton Towers, you can visit the theme park’s dedicated channel – as well as our Staffordshire Moorlands District Council page for the latest local authority news and planning applications. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDrivers are being warned to expect traffic and travel delays due to roadworks across the Staffordshire Moorlands this coming week. Motorists hitting the roads of the district on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them. The following roadworks are taking place in the Staffordshire Moorlands from Monday January 28 until Sunday February 3. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication, or roadworks listed as unlikely to cause delays. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. All information from local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreCheers! Villagers raise glass as pub reopens as free house A – B: Alton: Multi-way traffic lights at Hurstons Lane, Lime Kiln Lane and Uttoxeter Road until January 29 Alton: Multi-way traffic lights at Smithy Lane/High Street/New Road from February 1 until February 7 Blakeley, near Dilhorne: Two way signals on Dilhorne Road near Godley Brook Lane from January 21 until February 1 Blythe Bridge: Caverswall Road closed from January 28 until March 14 Brown Lees: Roadworks and some closures on Brown Lees Road from January 28 until February 8 Cheadle: Cheadle: Carriageway incursion on High Street until January 28 Cheadle: Two way traffic signs on Rakeway Road from January 28 until February 1 Cheadle: Give and take traffic control on Tape Street from January 26 until January 30 Read MoreWhat a result! U7s football team ready for action as local sponsors supply kit F – K: Freehay: Multi-way traffic signals on School Lane at the junction with Hollington Road until April Kingsley Holt: Roadworks and road closure on Lockwood Road near Thornbury Hall from January 7 until February 11 Leek: Leek: Multi-way traffic signals on Ashbourne Road near the junction with Southbank Street and Cromwell Terrace from February 3 until February 6 Leek: Two way traffic signals on various stretches of the A520 Cheddleton Road between Birchall playing fields and Leekbrook from January 29 until February 1 Leek: Two way traffic signals on the A53 Newcastle Road near Westwood Golf Course from January 29 until January 31 Leek: Two way traffic signals on the A53 Newcastle Road between Morrisons Petrol Station and B&M until January 31 Read MoreBus service used by schoolchildren diverted for 18 days due to roadworks L – W: Leekbrook: Two way traffic signals on A520 Leek Road near Longshaw Packaging on January 29 Rudyard: Roadworks and temporary closures on Radcliffe Road from February 3 until February 5 near Birch Trees Farm Stockton Brook: Two way traffic signals on A53 Leek Road on January 31 Upper Tean: Multi-way traffic lights on New Road on February 3 Waterhouses: Temporary traffic lights at the junction of the A523 Leek Road and Earlsway on January 28 Waterhouses: Temporary traffic lights on Earlsway near the junction with Church Lane on January 29 Werrington: Two way signals on Ash Bank Road from January 31 until February 4 Wetley Rocks: Two way signals on the A520 Cheadle Road from January 30 until February 1 Whiston: Two way traffic lights on Whiston Eaves Lane from January 22 until January 29 Read MoreVandals smash summerhouse windows
Share Netflix bump for the Ozarks? Sightseers need to stick around, says town << Previous PostNext Post >> SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Lake of the Ozarks resort that helped inspire a Netflix series has gained attention from the show, but not much additional business.The Springfield News-Leader reports that the writer of the show “Ozark” worked at the Alhonna Resort in the 1980s. That resort helped inspire the setting even though most of the show was filmed in Georgia.Alhonna General Manager Sheryl Elia says more people are stopping to take pictures by the resort’s sign, but there hasn’t been a significant increase in people spending the weekend.The show’s writer, Bill Dubuque, and star Jason Bateman visited the Alhonna resort before the show started filming to get a feel for it.Kate Renfrow with the Missouri Tourism Division says the show has generated more interest in the lake. Source: The Associated Press Monday, November 27, 2017
New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi speaks during a joint press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, June 5, 2015. El-Sissi is staying on a two-day visit in Hungary. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments Share CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi issued a rare apology Sunday over a police officer beating a lawyer with a shoe last week, an attack that sparked a general one-day strike by the country’s lawyers.The Lawyer’s Syndicate issued the call for the Saturday strike to protest a deputy police chief who attacked a lawyer in the country’s Nile Delta.In statement Sunday, el-Sissi called on people to respect the rights and freedoms of Egyptians, in an apparent appeal to the police. Top Stories “I apologize to the Egyptian lawyers and to all Egyptian citizens who have been the subject of any abuse,” he said.But in Egypt, police and powerful security agencies act with near impunity against opponents or those trying to engage in unwelcome political activity. Rights activists report a return of torture, abuses and arbitrary arrests surpassing even the 29-year rule of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled in Egypt’s 2011 revolt.The lawyers’ strike was a top headline in many Egyptian newspapers Sunday, with many Egyptian media outlets reporting 90-percent participation by lawyers.On Sunday, a misdemeanor court in the Nile Delta province of Damietta sentenced the deputy police chief, Ahmed Abdul Hadi, to three months in prison and set his bail at some $390 on charges he beat the lawyer with a shoe, a serious insult in the Arab world.But the court also sentenced the beaten lawyer, Emad Sami, to one month in prison and set bail at $130 on a charge of verbally insulting the same officer.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Sponsored Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too How men can have a healthy 2019
Source = ETB News: N.J. TCF will continue to compensatetravel clients until 30 June 2014. The Travel Industry Transition Plan (TITP), which details the unwind and termination of the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF), has been signed off by travel agent regulation Ministers in the States and the ACT, and is due to come into force on 1 July 2013.Unveiled in December last year, the Plan determines that from 30 June 2014, travel agents will no longer be required to hold a license with the TCF, as it will cease operations by mid to late 2015.As the TCF begins to unwind, from 1 July 2013, participants in the Fund will no longer be required to lodge their Annual Financial Review, and the TCF will no longer assess financial viability of new and existing agents.However, travel agents will need to remain or become TCF participants until 30 June 2014, because the TCF will continue to compensate travel clients of licensed travel agents where the clients lose money due to a travel agent collapse occurring prior to 30 June 2014.Consumers will still have 12 months from collapse to finalise claims collapses prior to 30 June 2014.Under the TITP, remaining TCF funds, which amount to roughly $29 million, will be used to fund a voluntary accreditation for travel agents and then rest will return to participating State and ACT governments.
As of Friday, Cyprus will officially have no means of disposing of animal carcasses as the contract with the current private operator expires and the two other companies that expressed interest in the job do not qualify, Agriculture Minister Nicos Kouyialis said on Thursday.Speaking to the House watchdog committee which discussed the auditor-general’s annual report on the agriculture ministry, Kouyialis said that as regards the issue of the disposal of dead animals it was being handled by state institutions.“The contract of the current operator expires tomorrow while the two other operators who have shown interest for the job, are not covered by the necessary permits,” Kouyialis said.“We are at an impasse. We’ll see how tomorrow will turn out, if the lowest bidder will be able to obtain these permits and do the job, otherwise, the Veterinary Services have a backup plan”.Commenting on how companies that did not meet requirements were allowed to bid, he said “ask the audit office”.This issue, he said, was being handled by the committee on changes. “They should come here and tell us what they have been doing the last four years as regards these two contracts,” Kouyialis said. You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola