Ikea Canada names 13year company veteran from UK to take over as

03 Oct 2019

by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 10, 2017 9:19 am MDT Last Updated Jan 10, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ikea Canada names 13-year company veteran from U.K. to take over as president BURLINGTON, Ont. – Ikea Canada has named a new president who will take over next month.Marsha Smith will assume the position Feb. 6 after a 13-year career with the company, where she started as a customer service manager in Birmingham, England.In 2014, she became store manager of Ikea Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.The Swedish company operates in 50 countries and has 12 stores in Canada.

by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 10, 2017 9:19 am MDT Last Updated Jan 10, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ikea Canada names 13-year company veteran from U.K. to take over as president BURLINGTON, Ont. – Ikea Canada has named a new president who will take over next month.Marsha Smith will assume the position Feb. 6 after a 13-year career with the company, where she started as a customer service manager in Birmingham, England.In 2014, she became store manager of Ikea Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.The Swedish company operates in 50 countries and has 12 stores in Canada.

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BMW invites girls to get involved in manufacturing

02 Oct 2019

BMW has announced a new opportunity for girls to get behind the scenes of its UK production operation, in a bit to attract more females to the automotive manufacturing industry.Forming part of the joint government-industry led See Inside Manufacturing scheme, thirty places are open for girls to take part in activities at BMW Group’s three UK manufacturing hubs. The programme will take place across the October half-term, and will be based at its sites in Oxford, Hams Hall and Swindon.Those taking part will have a tour around the three sites, before garnering more in-depth experience at the location closest to their home.“Our 2013 See Inside Manufacturing events will focus on increasing awareness among young females to consider engineering and manufacturing as a career,” said Lucy Healey, Training Advisor at Plant Hams Hall.“Apprenticeships at our plant are much sought-after, but traditionally, far more of our applicants for technical training schemes are male than female. We want to address that balance and inspire more girls to get excited about a technical career in the automotive industry, and think about applying for our 2014 apprenticeships.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

BMW has announced a new opportunity for girls to get behind the scenes of its UK production operation, in a bit to attract more females to the automotive manufacturing industry.Forming part of the joint government-industry led See Inside Manufacturing scheme, thirty places are open for girls to take part in activities at BMW Group’s three UK manufacturing hubs. The programme will take place across the October half-term, and will be based at its sites in Oxford, Hams Hall and Swindon.Those taking part will have a tour around the three sites, before garnering more in-depth experience at the location closest to their home.“Our 2013 See Inside Manufacturing events will focus on increasing awareness among young females to consider engineering and manufacturing as a career,” said Lucy Healey, Training Advisor at Plant Hams Hall.“Apprenticeships at our plant are much sought-after, but traditionally, far more of our applicants for technical training schemes are male than female. We want to address that balance and inspire more girls to get excited about a technical career in the automotive industry, and think about applying for our 2014 apprenticeships.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Man perishes in house fire at Timehri

25 Sep 2019

An alleged alcoholic perished in an early morning blaze at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, shortly after threatening to set his property alight.According to Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle, the fire occurred around 03:00hrs this morning at a home located near to the Timehri Masjid. The dead man was identified as Adam Shaw, who is said to be in his early 50s. Neighbours in the village told INews that the man is known to be an alcoholic and was last seen trying to escape the burning building. However, because of the fire’s intensity, no one could assist him.Fire fighters arrived shortly after, and managed to contain the blaze. However, Shaw was already dead.This online publication was also informed that prior to this incident, Shaw had attempted to burn his house down some years back. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan who set house on fire on Valentine’s Day dies after consuming poisonous substanceApril 20, 2017In “latest news”64-yr-old man perishes in Adelphi fireSeptember 8, 2016In “latest news”Man perishes as home goes up in flamesJuly 29, 2018In “latest news” read more

An alleged alcoholic perished in an early morning blaze at Timehri, East Bank Demerara, shortly after threatening to set his property alight.According to Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle, the fire occurred around 03:00hrs this morning at a home located near to the Timehri Masjid. The dead man was identified as Adam Shaw, who is said to be in his early 50s. Neighbours in the village told INews that the man is known to be an alcoholic and was last seen trying to escape the burning building. However, because of the fire’s intensity, no one could assist him.Fire fighters arrived shortly after, and managed to contain the blaze. However, Shaw was already dead.This online publication was also informed that prior to this incident, Shaw had attempted to burn his house down some years back. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan who set house on fire on Valentine’s Day dies after consuming poisonous substanceApril 20, 2017In “latest news”64-yr-old man perishes in Adelphi fireSeptember 8, 2016In “latest news”Man perishes as home goes up in flamesJuly 29, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Petkovic to replace Richardsson in Fuchse Berlin

22 Sep 2019

← Previous Story NEW LOOK: Croatia without Kopljar, Cupic, Karacic and Brozovic in France Next Story → Piotr Chrapkowski to join SC Magdeburg! Erlingur Richardsson broke his contract with Fuchse Berlin, despite good start of the season which means fourth place in DKB Bundeslga, IHF Super Globe title and place at EHF Cup Group Stage. An era of Icelanders in German capital is officialy over after seven years.His replacement is experienced Bosnian coach Velimir Petkovic. Petkovic led HSG Wetzlar, FA Goppingen and Eisenach in his German part of coaching career.He signed contract until summer 2018.

← Previous Story NEW LOOK: Croatia without Kopljar, Cupic, Karacic and Brozovic in France Next Story → Piotr Chrapkowski to join SC Magdeburg! Erlingur Richardsson broke his contract with Fuchse Berlin, despite good start of the season which means fourth place in DKB Bundeslga, IHF Super Globe title and place at EHF Cup Group Stage. An era of Icelanders in German capital is officialy over after seven years.His replacement is experienced Bosnian coach Velimir Petkovic. Petkovic led HSG Wetzlar, FA Goppingen and Eisenach in his German part of coaching career.He signed contract until summer 2018.

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20 Sep 2019

88 of employees regularly experience stress

15 Sep 2019

first_imgMore than two-fifths (88%) of UK respondents regularly experience stress at work, according to research by human capital management firm ADP.Its The workforce view in Europe 2015/16 report, which surveyed 11,257 working adults across Europe, including 1,500 employees in the UK, also found that over three-quarters (79%) of UK respondents feel that their employer is trying to help them manage stress levels.The research also found:43% of UK respondents say that stress is a constant factor in their roles and that they feel stressed often or very often.Just 12% of UK respondents have never experienced workplace stress.Almost a third (31%) cite a good work-life balance as the most motivating factor at work, followed by the ability to work when and where they want (29%)Around a quarter (24%) name employee benefits that focus on long-term financial welfare as the top motivating factor at work.36% of UK respondents would like a mixture of flexible and fixed hours, and 37% would like to adopt a totally flexible working pattern.Leon Vergnes, senior vice president Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at ADP, said: “Over the past few years, we have seen employee attitudes toward work-life balance and the quality of life shift dramatically. We believe this is more than just a passing trend, and employee desires are really affecting how organisations operate.“The appetite for flexible working opportunities is on the rise, and we also expect to see an increasing demand for employee benefits that support health and wellbeing. Employers must ensure that they can respond to these demands and have the support and technology in place to make the change possible.”last_img read more

first_imgMore than two-fifths (88%) of UK respondents regularly experience stress at work, according to research by human capital management firm ADP.Its The workforce view in Europe 2015/16 report, which surveyed 11,257 working adults across Europe, including 1,500 employees in the UK, also found that over three-quarters (79%) of UK respondents feel that their employer is trying to help them manage stress levels.The research also found:43% of UK respondents say that stress is a constant factor in their roles and that they feel stressed often or very often.Just 12% of UK respondents have never experienced workplace stress.Almost a third (31%) cite a good work-life balance as the most motivating factor at work, followed by the ability to work when and where they want (29%)Around a quarter (24%) name employee benefits that focus on long-term financial welfare as the top motivating factor at work.36% of UK respondents would like a mixture of flexible and fixed hours, and 37% would like to adopt a totally flexible working pattern.Leon Vergnes, senior vice president Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at ADP, said: “Over the past few years, we have seen employee attitudes toward work-life balance and the quality of life shift dramatically. We believe this is more than just a passing trend, and employee desires are really affecting how organisations operate.“The appetite for flexible working opportunities is on the rise, and we also expect to see an increasing demand for employee benefits that support health and wellbeing. Employers must ensure that they can respond to these demands and have the support and technology in place to make the change possible.”last_img read more

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Video shows dog helping shovel snow in Massachusetts

15 Sep 2019

first_imgBOSTON (WSVN) — A Massachusetts dog is proving that he is more than just man’s best friend; he is also man’s best helper.Cellphone video shows Rossi shoveling snow after a storm swept through Boston.Rossi seemed to enjoy the task and was seen clearing a parking lot with the shovel in his mouth.His owner, Emily Marschok, shared the clip to social media, and Rossi has since gone viral and proven that humans do not deserve dogs.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgBOSTON (WSVN) — A Massachusetts dog is proving that he is more than just man’s best friend; he is also man’s best helper.Cellphone video shows Rossi shoveling snow after a storm swept through Boston.Rossi seemed to enjoy the task and was seen clearing a parking lot with the shovel in his mouth.His owner, Emily Marschok, shared the clip to social media, and Rossi has since gone viral and proven that humans do not deserve dogs.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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TRS leaders offer Palabhishekam to KCRs portrait

06 Sep 2019

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders including Chairman of State Corporation for Disabled K Vasudeva Reddy and others poured milk over the portrait of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for enhancing the monetary benefit under Kalyana Lakshmi scheme by 25 per cent to the differently abled. Vasudeva Reddy along with the TRS activists poured milk on the portrait of the Chief Minister near Telangana Talli statue at Telangana Bhavan on Sunday. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Vasudeva Reddy appreciated the move by the Chief Minister to increase the money from Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 1,25,145 for differently abled women. He said all the families of disabled were happy with the decision of the Chief Minister. He recalled that the Chief Minister increased the pension of disabled from Rs 500 to Rs 1,500 after formation of Telangana and now from July onwards the over 5 lakh eligible disabled persons would be getting Rs 3,016. The disabled are provided 5 per cent reservation in the double bedroom houses and also increased the incentive for marriage of disabled from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,00,000. He said the disabled would be with the government.last_img read more

first_imgHyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders including Chairman of State Corporation for Disabled K Vasudeva Reddy and others poured milk over the portrait of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for enhancing the monetary benefit under Kalyana Lakshmi scheme by 25 per cent to the differently abled. Vasudeva Reddy along with the TRS activists poured milk on the portrait of the Chief Minister near Telangana Talli statue at Telangana Bhavan on Sunday. Also Read – Farmers stage rasta roko against urea shortage in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Vasudeva Reddy appreciated the move by the Chief Minister to increase the money from Rs 1,00,000 to Rs 1,25,145 for differently abled women. He said all the families of disabled were happy with the decision of the Chief Minister. He recalled that the Chief Minister increased the pension of disabled from Rs 500 to Rs 1,500 after formation of Telangana and now from July onwards the over 5 lakh eligible disabled persons would be getting Rs 3,016. The disabled are provided 5 per cent reservation in the double bedroom houses and also increased the incentive for marriage of disabled from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,00,000. He said the disabled would be with the government.last_img read more

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Police arrest 13 in Magura special drive

03 Sep 2019

first_imgPolice, in a special drive, arrested 13 people from different places of the district in the last 24 hours from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. District police control room said the law enforcers conducted a 24-hour long special drive in four upazilas of the district and arrested them. Among the arrestees, eight were arrested from Magura Sadar upazila, one from Sreepur, three from Shalikha and one from Mohammadpur upazilas. The arrestees were absconding accused in different cases, said police.last_img

first_imgPolice, in a special drive, arrested 13 people from different places of the district in the last 24 hours from Wednesday morning to Thursday morning. District police control room said the law enforcers conducted a 24-hour long special drive in four upazilas of the district and arrested them. Among the arrestees, eight were arrested from Magura Sadar upazila, one from Sreepur, three from Shalikha and one from Mohammadpur upazilas. The arrestees were absconding accused in different cases, said police.last_img

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Chemical drums found in Wahed Mansion basement

03 Sep 2019
first_imgDrums and packets of chemical products found in the basement of Haji Wahed Mansion in Old Dhaka`s Chawkbazar on 22 February, 2019. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasMass funerals were held Friday for victims of a devastating fire in Chawkbazar — fuelled by illegally stored chemicals — that killed nearly 70 people, as investigators revealed that an even bigger disaster was narrowly avoided.Hundreds of chemical drums were found in the basement of Haji Wahed Mansion, the building where the fire reportedly broke out first.”A huge bomb” would have gone off had the fire spread to the basement, according to Mehedi Hasan Ansary, a professor at an engineering university who is a member of an official probe committee.”The impact would have been devastating,” he told AFP.City authorities said 46 bodies from a disaster that saw victims burned alive by fireballs in the street have been identified and handed over to families for burial.Many were from Noakhali district in southwest Bangladesh, where funerals were quickly organised.Special prayers were also said at Friday prayers in mosques across the country.Police forensic experts were brought in to carry out DNA tests on at least 21 other bodies burned beyond recognition.The discovery of the huge consignment of drums raised new fears about the extent of the deadly danger in storerooms across the labyrinthine Chawkbazar.”We were just lucky,” said national fire chief Ali Ahmed.”The whole neighbourhood would have been engulfed if the fire had reached the chemicals in the basement. It would have been like a bomb and the building would have collapsed,” Ahmed told AFP.- Hidden danger -The fire is believed to have been started late Wednesday by a gas cylinder explosion which quickly spread to at least five buildings.Victims were burned alive by exploding canisters that sent fireballs into the streets, smothering people in flames as they walked, rode in rickshaws or ate in local restaurants. Dozens were injured, including nine listed in critical condition.The disaster was a repeat of a June 2010 fire in the nearby neighbourhood of Nimtoli in which 123 people were killed. Again a blaze ripped through residential buildings that doubled as chemical warehouses.While a criminal inquiry has been launched, authorities faced difficult questions over why action promised after the Nimtoli disaster was not carried out.Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokon vowed to launch a new crackdown and move chemical warehouses from residential buildings to an industrial area outside the capital.”We will sit with law enforcement agencies, do our homework and then launch the drive,” he told AFP, promising to start the crackdown by next month.A building would be sealed off if one of 29 types of highly inflammable chemicals were found, he added.Ansary, however, said city authorities faced a near-impossible task as a 2015 survey found that most of the residential buildings in Old Dhaka were being used as warehouses.”We conducted the survey in 1,300 buildings in one ward and found that 70 per cent are used as godowns (storage warehouses). Of these, 80 per cent are chemical warehouses,” he said.Residents said chemical storage is a lucrative business in Old Dhaka where building owners allegedly bribe authorities to turn a blind eye to the stores.”We have sent letters of warning many times. But nothing happened. If these buildings continued to be used as chemical warehouses, there will be repeat of this tragedy,” said Zulfiker Rahman, a fire department director.Rahman also said the five buildings devastated this time did not have basic fire safety protection.”They did not have fire extinguishers, the exit and entry passages of the buildings are very narrow,” he said.last_img

first_imgDrums and packets of chemical products found in the basement of Haji Wahed Mansion in Old Dhaka`s Chawkbazar on 22 February, 2019. Photo: Shuvra Kanti DasMass funerals were held Friday for victims of a devastating fire in Chawkbazar — fuelled by illegally stored chemicals — that killed nearly 70 people, as investigators revealed that an even bigger disaster was narrowly avoided.Hundreds of chemical drums were found in the basement of Haji Wahed Mansion, the building where the fire reportedly broke out first.”A huge bomb” would have gone off had the fire spread to the basement, according to Mehedi Hasan Ansary, a professor at an engineering university who is a member of an official probe committee.”The impact would have been devastating,” he told AFP.City authorities said 46 bodies from a disaster that saw victims burned alive by fireballs in the street have been identified and handed over to families for burial.Many were from Noakhali district in southwest Bangladesh, where funerals were quickly organised.Special prayers were also said at Friday prayers in mosques across the country.Police forensic experts were brought in to carry out DNA tests on at least 21 other bodies burned beyond recognition.The discovery of the huge consignment of drums raised new fears about the extent of the deadly danger in storerooms across the labyrinthine Chawkbazar.”We were just lucky,” said national fire chief Ali Ahmed.”The whole neighbourhood would have been engulfed if the fire had reached the chemicals in the basement. It would have been like a bomb and the building would have collapsed,” Ahmed told AFP.- Hidden danger -The fire is believed to have been started late Wednesday by a gas cylinder explosion which quickly spread to at least five buildings.Victims were burned alive by exploding canisters that sent fireballs into the streets, smothering people in flames as they walked, rode in rickshaws or ate in local restaurants. Dozens were injured, including nine listed in critical condition.The disaster was a repeat of a June 2010 fire in the nearby neighbourhood of Nimtoli in which 123 people were killed. Again a blaze ripped through residential buildings that doubled as chemical warehouses.While a criminal inquiry has been launched, authorities faced difficult questions over why action promised after the Nimtoli disaster was not carried out.Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokon vowed to launch a new crackdown and move chemical warehouses from residential buildings to an industrial area outside the capital.”We will sit with law enforcement agencies, do our homework and then launch the drive,” he told AFP, promising to start the crackdown by next month.A building would be sealed off if one of 29 types of highly inflammable chemicals were found, he added.Ansary, however, said city authorities faced a near-impossible task as a 2015 survey found that most of the residential buildings in Old Dhaka were being used as warehouses.”We conducted the survey in 1,300 buildings in one ward and found that 70 per cent are used as godowns (storage warehouses). Of these, 80 per cent are chemical warehouses,” he said.Residents said chemical storage is a lucrative business in Old Dhaka where building owners allegedly bribe authorities to turn a blind eye to the stores.”We have sent letters of warning many times. But nothing happened. If these buildings continued to be used as chemical warehouses, there will be repeat of this tragedy,” said Zulfiker Rahman, a fire department director.Rahman also said the five buildings devastated this time did not have basic fire safety protection.”They did not have fire extinguishers, the exit and entry passages of the buildings are very narrow,” he said.last_img

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Celebrating Multicultural Media

01 Sep 2019

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comThe Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA) of Washington, D.C. celebrated the grind, truth telling and barrier breaking work performed by journalists daily at their annual awards dinner.Held at the National Press Club on July 9, the dinner was fun-filled as comedians Sherri Shepherd and Kym Whitley served as the entertaining mistresses of ceremonies for the evening that honored the likes of NBC 4 Washington reporter Eun Yang, Rep. Val Demings, and legendary radio host Tom Joyner, who also participated in a fireside chat with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).Legendary radio host Tom Joyner was honored at the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association Dinner, which was emceed by his co-hosts Kym Whitley and Sherri Shepherd. (Courtesy Photo)“I am truly grateful for this honor and your support over the years,” Joyner said in a statement.  “As the hardest working man in radio, I’ve tried to do my best to party with a purpose.  Now, more than ever, we need to make sure we tell our stories.”Yang was honored before the program fully kicked off, as- in true morning broadcaster fashion- she had to be up at 2:00 a.m. to begin her process for getting ready to relay the news.Despite her parents’ encouragement to pursue a more stable career, Yang decided to fervently study broadcast journalism.“Be a lawyer, be a pharmacist, be an engineer.  Do what Asians are supposed to do, not broadcast journalism,” Yang said lovingly mocking her parents’ words.As a Korean-American from the area, Yang shared that Maureen Bunyan was her idol growing up, as she appreciated seeing a woman of color working as a broadcast journalist.  It was when she was applying for a job at Bunyan’s station, that Yang began her career as a journalist of color, hoping to make a difference.“I realized as I was sizing up the competition, that I was the only Asian American student applying for the news internship that year and so when my name was called, when I was all ready to talk about the First Amendment, about speaking truth to power, telling stories, about giving voice to the voiceless, but I wanted to make sure I mentioned that I wanted the station to accept an intern who could help create a diverse newsroom, so that they could tell more diverse stories.”Yang got the job and that was the beginning of her 20-year-career in media.“I was able to do what I’m doing now when I applied to be an intern at Maureen’s station. I mean, what a coup,” she joked.Joyner, the self-proclaimed hardest-working man in radio, is soon slowing down, as he is set to retire this year from the famed Tom Joyner Morning Show.As the “Fly Jock” says farewell to morning radio, his morning show cohosts Shepherd and Whitley and Congresswoman Jackson Lee shared beautiful sentiments about the legendary host.“Tom we love you and it’s not that you’re about to leave the industry, we know that you’re about to start a new chapter in your life.  And we know that everything you do from HBCUs, from the foundation, the Fly Jock, the family reunion, to the cruise, you always party with purpose, and we thank you so much and we look forward to seeing what your next chapter is in your life,” Whitley said.“And, Tom, will you marry me,” Shepherd jokingly asked.Jackson Lee talked about Joyner’s roots, which led him to the successful man he is today.“I am delighted, Tom to be able to say, leaving my humorous jokes aside that I had planned, to really talk about you as a great American.  For sometimes we do not pause, and recognize that Americans and America, is made of people of many walks of life,” Jackson Lee said.  “This is a son of a Tuskegee, Alabama, this is a grandson of a Tuskegee Airman… Graduate of Tuskegee University, and that means he was embedded with the seeds of liberation, but also embedded with the knowledge that there was nothing that he could not do.”last_img read more

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comThe Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA) of Washington, D.C. celebrated the grind, truth telling and barrier breaking work performed by journalists daily at their annual awards dinner.Held at the National Press Club on July 9, the dinner was fun-filled as comedians Sherri Shepherd and Kym Whitley served as the entertaining mistresses of ceremonies for the evening that honored the likes of NBC 4 Washington reporter Eun Yang, Rep. Val Demings, and legendary radio host Tom Joyner, who also participated in a fireside chat with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX).Legendary radio host Tom Joyner was honored at the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association Dinner, which was emceed by his co-hosts Kym Whitley and Sherri Shepherd. (Courtesy Photo)“I am truly grateful for this honor and your support over the years,” Joyner said in a statement.  “As the hardest working man in radio, I’ve tried to do my best to party with a purpose.  Now, more than ever, we need to make sure we tell our stories.”Yang was honored before the program fully kicked off, as- in true morning broadcaster fashion- she had to be up at 2:00 a.m. to begin her process for getting ready to relay the news.Despite her parents’ encouragement to pursue a more stable career, Yang decided to fervently study broadcast journalism.“Be a lawyer, be a pharmacist, be an engineer.  Do what Asians are supposed to do, not broadcast journalism,” Yang said lovingly mocking her parents’ words.As a Korean-American from the area, Yang shared that Maureen Bunyan was her idol growing up, as she appreciated seeing a woman of color working as a broadcast journalist.  It was when she was applying for a job at Bunyan’s station, that Yang began her career as a journalist of color, hoping to make a difference.“I realized as I was sizing up the competition, that I was the only Asian American student applying for the news internship that year and so when my name was called, when I was all ready to talk about the First Amendment, about speaking truth to power, telling stories, about giving voice to the voiceless, but I wanted to make sure I mentioned that I wanted the station to accept an intern who could help create a diverse newsroom, so that they could tell more diverse stories.”Yang got the job and that was the beginning of her 20-year-career in media.“I was able to do what I’m doing now when I applied to be an intern at Maureen’s station. I mean, what a coup,” she joked.Joyner, the self-proclaimed hardest-working man in radio, is soon slowing down, as he is set to retire this year from the famed Tom Joyner Morning Show.As the “Fly Jock” says farewell to morning radio, his morning show cohosts Shepherd and Whitley and Congresswoman Jackson Lee shared beautiful sentiments about the legendary host.“Tom we love you and it’s not that you’re about to leave the industry, we know that you’re about to start a new chapter in your life.  And we know that everything you do from HBCUs, from the foundation, the Fly Jock, the family reunion, to the cruise, you always party with purpose, and we thank you so much and we look forward to seeing what your next chapter is in your life,” Whitley said.“And, Tom, will you marry me,” Shepherd jokingly asked.Jackson Lee talked about Joyner’s roots, which led him to the successful man he is today.“I am delighted, Tom to be able to say, leaving my humorous jokes aside that I had planned, to really talk about you as a great American.  For sometimes we do not pause, and recognize that Americans and America, is made of people of many walks of life,” Jackson Lee said.  “This is a son of a Tuskegee, Alabama, this is a grandson of a Tuskegee Airman… Graduate of Tuskegee University, and that means he was embedded with the seeds of liberation, but also embedded with the knowledge that there was nothing that he could not do.”last_img read more

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Tamil Writer Perumal Murugan wins Samanvay Bhasha Samman

31 Aug 2019

first_imgThis year Tamil author Perumal Murugan’s novel Madhorubhagan will be honoured with the forth ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman, at the 5th edition of Indian languages festival ‘Samanvay’ 2015.The prestigious annual award was instituted to recognise a litterateur-par-excellence’s contribution to Indian Literature. The winner was decided by an eminent jury chaired by K Satchidanandan including Sachin Ketkar, Manglesh Dabral, Mitra Phukan and Arundhati Subramaniam after a detailed process. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The focus was on the five focal languages of this year’s ILF Samanvay — Tamil, Marathi, Bangla, Dogri and Mizo. Perumal Murugan is a well-known Tamil writer and poet. He has written nine novels and four collections each of short stories and poetry. Three of his novels have already been translated into English to wide critical acclaim. He has received awards from the Tamil Nadu government as well as from Katha Books. Madhorubhagan has opened the floodgates of discussion on future of oppression of caste and enslaving conventions in modern day Tamil Nadu.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixJury Chair K Satchidanandan opined while announcing the honour, “Perumal Murugan’s Madhorubhagan (English Translation: One Part Woman) is a rooted and passionate work of fiction that narrates with searing intensity and unsparing clarity the story of a relationship caught between the dictates of social convention and the tug of personal anxieties.”This historian of the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu has brought into play his lyrical imagination, linguistic skill and lexical knowledge in this honest exploration of the tyranny of caste and the pathology of a community. Inspired by local folklore and history, this great work of fiction, dreams of a secular future for communities in India that remain hostage to the ways of the past.It is an imaginative contribution by a versatile writer and scholar to the collective struggle for a new India free from the oppression of caste and enslaving conventions.”last_img read more

first_imgThis year Tamil author Perumal Murugan’s novel Madhorubhagan will be honoured with the forth ILF Samanvay Bhasha Samman, at the 5th edition of Indian languages festival ‘Samanvay’ 2015.The prestigious annual award was instituted to recognise a litterateur-par-excellence’s contribution to Indian Literature. The winner was decided by an eminent jury chaired by K Satchidanandan including Sachin Ketkar, Manglesh Dabral, Mitra Phukan and Arundhati Subramaniam after a detailed process. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The focus was on the five focal languages of this year’s ILF Samanvay — Tamil, Marathi, Bangla, Dogri and Mizo. Perumal Murugan is a well-known Tamil writer and poet. He has written nine novels and four collections each of short stories and poetry. Three of his novels have already been translated into English to wide critical acclaim. He has received awards from the Tamil Nadu government as well as from Katha Books. Madhorubhagan has opened the floodgates of discussion on future of oppression of caste and enslaving conventions in modern day Tamil Nadu.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixJury Chair K Satchidanandan opined while announcing the honour, “Perumal Murugan’s Madhorubhagan (English Translation: One Part Woman) is a rooted and passionate work of fiction that narrates with searing intensity and unsparing clarity the story of a relationship caught between the dictates of social convention and the tug of personal anxieties.”This historian of the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu has brought into play his lyrical imagination, linguistic skill and lexical knowledge in this honest exploration of the tyranny of caste and the pathology of a community. Inspired by local folklore and history, this great work of fiction, dreams of a secular future for communities in India that remain hostage to the ways of the past.It is an imaginative contribution by a versatile writer and scholar to the collective struggle for a new India free from the oppression of caste and enslaving conventions.”last_img read more

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Breaking News Municipal employees down tools

28 Aug 2019

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Emnambithi/Ladysmith municipal employees are currently protesting at the side entrance to the Public Safety offices.Over 100 workers have engaged in the illegal protest, demanding that their grievances be addressed.Police and Public Safety are at the scene.A journalist is mobile.This story will be updated as soon as we have more information.last_img

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Emnambithi/Ladysmith municipal employees are currently protesting at the side entrance to the Public Safety offices.Over 100 workers have engaged in the illegal protest, demanding that their grievances be addressed.Police and Public Safety are at the scene.A journalist is mobile.This story will be updated as soon as we have more information.last_img

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27 Aug 2019

first_img News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | June 06, 2011 Imaging IT Solutions to Drive Greater Value News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more June 6, 2011 — Siemens Healthcare showcased its portfolio of imaging information technology (IT) and workflow management solutions at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2011 annual meeting from June 2-5, 2011, in the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Across the country, radiologists are facing increased pressure to provide faster, more accurate diagnoses for patients, higher value with greater coverage for referring physicians and simpler tools that put more information and capabilities at their fingertips — making them more productive.The imaging IT solutions on display at SIIM include advanced visualization to help share information with colleagues and clinical partners across the healthcare enterprise; picture archiving and communications system (PACS) that converges 2-D, 3-D and 4-D imaging in one location; an enterprise radiology information system (RIS) with business intelligence, workflow management and critical results management tools; private cloud-based disaster recovery, and new mobile and Web-based image and report distribution.Syngo.via is for advanced visualization, providing innovative and highly sophisticated 2-D, 3-D and 4-D multimodality visualization of clinical cases. It features a thin-client/server architecture, making it easier to access information anywhere, from any modality, and share that information with colleagues and clinical partners across the enterprise, enabling improved quality in patient care.Siemens will also showcase syngo.via Web Options, which provides image access from anywhere, securely, even from outside the hospital, using:- syngo.via WebViewer – For fast reading and excellent image-viewing capabilities, diagnostic reading of images with a Web browser and general image viewing for non-diagnostic purposes on a selection of mobile devices; and- syngo.via WebReport – Secure, faster access to viewing of reports and images by physicians and referring physicians, accessed immediately, from anywhere. It can be launched from a Web browser or on a selection of mobile devices for non-diagnostic purposes.As the first PACS solution from Siemens where 2-D, 3-D and 4-D reading come together in one place, syngo.plaza is intended to display, process, read, report, communicate, distribute, store, and archive digital medical images, including mammographic images. The Siemens RIS solution, syngo Workflow, provides a paperless solution that drives the radiology workflow from order entry to report distribution. syngo Portal Radiologist, an extension of syngo Workflow, is a Web-based module that is specifically built to meet the radiologist’s daily needs, such as protocol studies, report creation based on radiological images, and reports sign-off. The solution also features syngo Portal Executive, a Web-based business intelligence tool that helps track the productivity and turnaround times of the facility’s personnel and connected modalities. In order to achieve higher productivity, syngo Workflow provides task-related worklists that are based on the individual’s role within the group. With one application, a multitude of different tasks and workflow steps are covered, like critical test result management, conferencing and peer review.Siemens Healthcare’s imaging IT solutions enable customers to achieve quality and efficiency improvements in the imaging workflow, while facilitating operational cost reductions.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read morelast_img read more

first_img News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | June 06, 2011 Imaging IT Solutions to Drive Greater Value News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more June 6, 2011 — Siemens Healthcare showcased its portfolio of imaging information technology (IT) and workflow management solutions at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2011 annual meeting from June 2-5, 2011, in the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Across the country, radiologists are facing increased pressure to provide faster, more accurate diagnoses for patients, higher value with greater coverage for referring physicians and simpler tools that put more information and capabilities at their fingertips — making them more productive.The imaging IT solutions on display at SIIM include advanced visualization to help share information with colleagues and clinical partners across the healthcare enterprise; picture archiving and communications system (PACS) that converges 2-D, 3-D and 4-D imaging in one location; an enterprise radiology information system (RIS) with business intelligence, workflow management and critical results management tools; private cloud-based disaster recovery, and new mobile and Web-based image and report distribution.Syngo.via is for advanced visualization, providing innovative and highly sophisticated 2-D, 3-D and 4-D multimodality visualization of clinical cases. It features a thin-client/server architecture, making it easier to access information anywhere, from any modality, and share that information with colleagues and clinical partners across the enterprise, enabling improved quality in patient care.Siemens will also showcase syngo.via Web Options, which provides image access from anywhere, securely, even from outside the hospital, using:- syngo.via WebViewer – For fast reading and excellent image-viewing capabilities, diagnostic reading of images with a Web browser and general image viewing for non-diagnostic purposes on a selection of mobile devices; and- syngo.via WebReport – Secure, faster access to viewing of reports and images by physicians and referring physicians, accessed immediately, from anywhere. It can be launched from a Web browser or on a selection of mobile devices for non-diagnostic purposes.As the first PACS solution from Siemens where 2-D, 3-D and 4-D reading come together in one place, syngo.plaza is intended to display, process, read, report, communicate, distribute, store, and archive digital medical images, including mammographic images. The Siemens RIS solution, syngo Workflow, provides a paperless solution that drives the radiology workflow from order entry to report distribution. syngo Portal Radiologist, an extension of syngo Workflow, is a Web-based module that is specifically built to meet the radiologist’s daily needs, such as protocol studies, report creation based on radiological images, and reports sign-off. The solution also features syngo Portal Executive, a Web-based business intelligence tool that helps track the productivity and turnaround times of the facility’s personnel and connected modalities. In order to achieve higher productivity, syngo Workflow provides task-related worklists that are based on the individual’s role within the group. With one application, a multitude of different tasks and workflow steps are covered, like critical test result management, conferencing and peer review.Siemens Healthcare’s imaging IT solutions enable customers to achieve quality and efficiency improvements in the imaging workflow, while facilitating operational cost reductions.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read morelast_img read more

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Water shortages worse than ever in Heredia

19 Aug 2019

first_imgLast year, thousands of Costa Rican residents went months without water. This year, in the north-central province of Heredia, it is going to be worse.“The last rainy season was not as strong as we had hoped,” said Francisco Angulo, a spokesman for the Public Services Company of Heredia (ESPH). “It is much worse than it has been before.”This is the third consecutive year that Heredia has had water shortages due to lack of rainfall. Experts at Costa Rica’s National Meteorological Institute (IMN) claimed that a high-pressure blockage in the Caribbean is to blame.“Heredia receives much of its water from the mountains, which is affected by the Caribbean weather,” said Gabriella Chinchilla, an IMN meteorologist. “High-pressure in the region has prevented the formation of cold fronts, which create rain.”According to the ESPH, Heredian aqueducts are down 25-30 percent from their normal levels, and rationing is already in effect in Heredia’s northern and central cantons. The rationing affects approximately 25,000 people. Though the ESPH posts rationing schedules on their website, complaints on their Facebook page from residents reveal unscheduled shutoffs. “There goes the water and it’s not even 9 a.m.!!! What is the excuse of the day?” (Via Facebook) “At 6 a.m. today there was no water for the area behind the Walmart in Heredia. Why don’t they respect the hours that they publicly post for their customers?” (Via Facebook)Exacerbating Heredia’s problems is the ESPH’s reliance on surface water aqueducts, which are more reliant on heavy rainfall to refill. In years past, rain has kept these aqueducts full, but the company has failed to develop underground wells for times of drought.“Further into the dry season we will need to look underground to solve the problem,” Angulo said. “Right now we have plans to put in three underground wells in central Heredia.”Providing water services to almost 5 percent of the population, the ESPH is the second biggest water authority in the country. The majority of Costa Ricans receive water from their municipalities or rural associations that manage individual wells.Unlike the ESPH, Costa Rica’s largest single supplier of water, the Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute (AyA), says they do not anticipate major problems during the dry season.“98 percent of our customers will have water without rationing,” said Sergio Nuñez, the AyA’s assistant director for the greater metropolitan area. “The only areas of concern are San José’s high points.”Nuñez named Ciudad Colón, Escazú, Santa Ana and Alajuelita as possible sites for rationing further in the dry season. Facebook Comments Related posts:Water bandits are the latest concern in worsening drought Solís signs decree declaring emergency over arsenic in Guanacaste water supply 145,000 to go without water in Escazú, Santa Ana and western San José on Saturday Guanacaste canton stretches water supplies to support constructionlast_img read more

first_imgLast year, thousands of Costa Rican residents went months without water. This year, in the north-central province of Heredia, it is going to be worse.“The last rainy season was not as strong as we had hoped,” said Francisco Angulo, a spokesman for the Public Services Company of Heredia (ESPH). “It is much worse than it has been before.”This is the third consecutive year that Heredia has had water shortages due to lack of rainfall. Experts at Costa Rica’s National Meteorological Institute (IMN) claimed that a high-pressure blockage in the Caribbean is to blame.“Heredia receives much of its water from the mountains, which is affected by the Caribbean weather,” said Gabriella Chinchilla, an IMN meteorologist. “High-pressure in the region has prevented the formation of cold fronts, which create rain.”According to the ESPH, Heredian aqueducts are down 25-30 percent from their normal levels, and rationing is already in effect in Heredia’s northern and central cantons. The rationing affects approximately 25,000 people. Though the ESPH posts rationing schedules on their website, complaints on their Facebook page from residents reveal unscheduled shutoffs. “There goes the water and it’s not even 9 a.m.!!! What is the excuse of the day?” (Via Facebook) “At 6 a.m. today there was no water for the area behind the Walmart in Heredia. Why don’t they respect the hours that they publicly post for their customers?” (Via Facebook)Exacerbating Heredia’s problems is the ESPH’s reliance on surface water aqueducts, which are more reliant on heavy rainfall to refill. In years past, rain has kept these aqueducts full, but the company has failed to develop underground wells for times of drought.“Further into the dry season we will need to look underground to solve the problem,” Angulo said. “Right now we have plans to put in three underground wells in central Heredia.”Providing water services to almost 5 percent of the population, the ESPH is the second biggest water authority in the country. The majority of Costa Ricans receive water from their municipalities or rural associations that manage individual wells.Unlike the ESPH, Costa Rica’s largest single supplier of water, the Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute (AyA), says they do not anticipate major problems during the dry season.“98 percent of our customers will have water without rationing,” said Sergio Nuñez, the AyA’s assistant director for the greater metropolitan area. “The only areas of concern are San José’s high points.”Nuñez named Ciudad Colón, Escazú, Santa Ana and Alajuelita as possible sites for rationing further in the dry season. Facebook Comments Related posts:Water bandits are the latest concern in worsening drought Solís signs decree declaring emergency over arsenic in Guanacaste water supply 145,000 to go without water in Escazú, Santa Ana and western San José on Saturday Guanacaste canton stretches water supplies to support constructionlast_img read more

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El Chapo Guzmán and actress Kate del Castillo talked of dream meeting

19 Aug 2019

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán called actress Kate del Castillo “beautiful,” while she confessed her “dream” of meeting him in leaked text messages filled with warm exchanges.The chats, published by the newspaper Milenio on Wednesday, took place before and after Guzmán, Del Castillo and U.S. actor Sean Penn sat down for a now notorious meeting in the Mexican jungle in October.The messages provide a new window into the mysterious relationship between the then-fugitive and Del Castillo, who brokered the get-together between Guzmán and Penn.In the messages intercepted by Mexican authorities, the pair discuss meeting over tequila and champagne, with Guzmán promising to “take care of you more than my own eyes” while the Mexican-American actress expresses her “eagerness to see you eye-to-eye.”“I’ll take care of you. You’ll see when you come,” Guzmán, who went by the name “Papá” in the messages, wrote on Sept. 26, just over two months after his escape from a maximum-security prison.“You’re so beautiful, my friend, in every aspect,” he told Del Castillo, famous for her role as a drug boss in the TV show “La Reina del Sur” (“The Queen of the South”). A handout police photograph of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera taken on Jan. 8, 2016, as he was booked in Almoloya de Juárez, Mexico State. AFPDel Castillo, using the name “Beauty,” answered: “I must confess that I feel protected for the first time. You’ll know my story when we have time to speak, but for some reason I feel safe and I know you know who I am, not as an actress or public figure, but as a woman, as a person.”The actress, who has her own tequila brand, added: “I’ll bring my tequila to share it with you, because it is a dream that I wanted to fulfill.”Smitten drug lordPenn, who wrote about the Oct. 2 meeting with Guzmán in a Rolling Stone article published on Saturday, said the kingpin wanted Del Castillo to help him make a biopic about himself.On Oct. 10, after they met, the actress wrote: “I don’t sleep much since I saw you. I’m very excited about our story. … It’s all I think about.”Guzmán replied: “I’m more excited about you than the story.” Related posts:Mexico wants to question Sean Penn over meeting with ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Alleged Mexican drug lord pleads not guilty in US court Actor Sean Penn secretly interviewed ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán in hideout before capture Sinaloa drug cartel lives on despite ‘CEO’ El Chapo’s capture He wrote her again on Oct. 23 to wish her happy birthday when she turned 43.“What a nice birthday gift! Thank you! We will hug very soon,” she wrote.Two government officials told AFP that the text messages leaked to Milenio were authentic.Officials said Tuesday that Guzmán’s “almost obsessive” desire to see Del Castillo again contributed to his recapture last Friday in Los Mochis, a seaside city in his northwestern home state of Sinaloa.Guzmán left his mountain hideout because troops were circling him, but his hope of seeing her again also led him to the city, the officials said on condition of anonymity. After six months on the lam, Guzmán is back in the same prison he escaped from on July 11.Who’s Sean Penn?The Mexican government said authorities were investigating the “actions” surrounding the October meeting, not the people directly. But legal experts doubt that the actors could face charges, unless they accepted money from illegal proceeds from Guzmán to make a film.Samuel González, a former federal prosecutor, said the actors would be protected because Penn presented the meeting as journalistic work. Del Castillo’s U.S. attorney did not respond to phone messages seeking comment.While Guzmán agreed to meet with Penn, the world’s most infamous criminal did not seem to know much about the Oscar-winning Hollywood actor.In messages between Guzmán and his attorney, who facilitated the phone exchanges with Del Castillo, the lawyer told the drug lord about the 2003 film “21 Grams.”The kingpin asked his attorney to repeat the actor’s name twice and the title of Penn’s most recent movie.“I see Sean Penn on the internet here,” wrote “Papá.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán called actress Kate del Castillo “beautiful,” while she confessed her “dream” of meeting him in leaked text messages filled with warm exchanges.The chats, published by the newspaper Milenio on Wednesday, took place before and after Guzmán, Del Castillo and U.S. actor Sean Penn sat down for a now notorious meeting in the Mexican jungle in October.The messages provide a new window into the mysterious relationship between the then-fugitive and Del Castillo, who brokered the get-together between Guzmán and Penn.In the messages intercepted by Mexican authorities, the pair discuss meeting over tequila and champagne, with Guzmán promising to “take care of you more than my own eyes” while the Mexican-American actress expresses her “eagerness to see you eye-to-eye.”“I’ll take care of you. You’ll see when you come,” Guzmán, who went by the name “Papá” in the messages, wrote on Sept. 26, just over two months after his escape from a maximum-security prison.“You’re so beautiful, my friend, in every aspect,” he told Del Castillo, famous for her role as a drug boss in the TV show “La Reina del Sur” (“The Queen of the South”). A handout police photograph of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera taken on Jan. 8, 2016, as he was booked in Almoloya de Juárez, Mexico State. AFPDel Castillo, using the name “Beauty,” answered: “I must confess that I feel protected for the first time. You’ll know my story when we have time to speak, but for some reason I feel safe and I know you know who I am, not as an actress or public figure, but as a woman, as a person.”The actress, who has her own tequila brand, added: “I’ll bring my tequila to share it with you, because it is a dream that I wanted to fulfill.”Smitten drug lordPenn, who wrote about the Oct. 2 meeting with Guzmán in a Rolling Stone article published on Saturday, said the kingpin wanted Del Castillo to help him make a biopic about himself.On Oct. 10, after they met, the actress wrote: “I don’t sleep much since I saw you. I’m very excited about our story. … It’s all I think about.”Guzmán replied: “I’m more excited about you than the story.” Related posts:Mexico wants to question Sean Penn over meeting with ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Alleged Mexican drug lord pleads not guilty in US court Actor Sean Penn secretly interviewed ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán in hideout before capture Sinaloa drug cartel lives on despite ‘CEO’ El Chapo’s capture He wrote her again on Oct. 23 to wish her happy birthday when she turned 43.“What a nice birthday gift! Thank you! We will hug very soon,” she wrote.Two government officials told AFP that the text messages leaked to Milenio were authentic.Officials said Tuesday that Guzmán’s “almost obsessive” desire to see Del Castillo again contributed to his recapture last Friday in Los Mochis, a seaside city in his northwestern home state of Sinaloa.Guzmán left his mountain hideout because troops were circling him, but his hope of seeing her again also led him to the city, the officials said on condition of anonymity. After six months on the lam, Guzmán is back in the same prison he escaped from on July 11.Who’s Sean Penn?The Mexican government said authorities were investigating the “actions” surrounding the October meeting, not the people directly. But legal experts doubt that the actors could face charges, unless they accepted money from illegal proceeds from Guzmán to make a film.Samuel González, a former federal prosecutor, said the actors would be protected because Penn presented the meeting as journalistic work. Del Castillo’s U.S. attorney did not respond to phone messages seeking comment.While Guzmán agreed to meet with Penn, the world’s most infamous criminal did not seem to know much about the Oscar-winning Hollywood actor.In messages between Guzmán and his attorney, who facilitated the phone exchanges with Del Castillo, the lawyer told the drug lord about the 2003 film “21 Grams.”The kingpin asked his attorney to repeat the actor’s name twice and the title of Penn’s most recent movie.“I see Sean Penn on the internet here,” wrote “Papá.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Applications Refis on the Rise According to Weekly Index

15 Aug 2019

first_imgApplications, Refis on the Rise According to Weekly Index Share September 28, 2011 533 Views The weekly mortgage applications numbers are in, and current data shows an increase nationally. The “”Mortgage Bankers Association’s””:http://www.mbaa.org/default.htm Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended September 23, 2011 demonstrated a 9.3 percent rise in mortgage loan application volume on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to the Market Composite Index contained within the report.[IMAGE]Unadjusted statistics showed a comparable 9.2 percent increase in volume for the week, and the survey’s Purchase Index rose 2.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from week to week. The unadjusted Purchase Index demonstrated a 2.2 percent rise from last week and 0.1 percent hike year-over-year.The four-week moving average for the Market Index gained ground with a 1.96 percent improvement between weeks by seasonally-adjusted numbers, and the four week moving average is also elevated for the Refinance Index, which was up 2.6 percent this week. However, the four week moving average for the Purchase Index headed south, declining by 0.18 percent.MBA’s vice president of research and economics, Mike Fratantoni, commented on the current report, saying, “”Mortgage rates declined last week, at least partially in response to the Fed’s announcement that they would shift their portfolio towards longer-term Treasury securities, and that they would resume buying mortgage-backed securities. With lower rates,[COLUMN_BREAK]refinance application volume increased to its highest level since August 19, 2011. Purchase application volume also increased. However, the increase was in conventional purchase applications, which were up by 4.9 percent. Purchase applications for government loans fell by 0.6 percent over the week, likely influenced by the pending decline in FHA loan limits.””The survey showed refinances were up, totaling 79.7 percent of total applications recorded for the week, versus 78.3 percent from the week prior. Adjustable-rate mortgages saw a decrease in market share, dropping to 6.1 percent off of 6.7 percent during the previous week. Month-to-month statistics between July and August were also released, and the country’s average loan size rang in at $212,700 for August, displaying improvement from $211,200 in July. Average refinancing loan sizes saw a more demonstrable rise, going from $209,200 to $241,300 between months. The largest loans purchased and refinanced were focused in the Pacific region of the U.S., with totals of $304,800 and $344,500 respectively.Interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances – those under $417,500 – dropped to 4.25 percent off of 4.29 from week to week, and the effective rate also declined. Average contract interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with jumbo loan balances – those above $417,500 – fell as well, landing at 4.51 percent off of 4.55 percent during the prior week. The effective rate for jumbo loans was also down.Average contract interest rates for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages were up, going from 3.46 percent to 3.47 percent between weeks, while points remained unchanged. Rates for 5/1 ARMs dropped to 2.95 percent from 2.96 percent during the previous week and points were down as well. The weekly MBA surveys cover roughly 75 percent of all U.S. retail residential mortgage applications and full reports are available through MBA Research (202.557.2830, mbaresearch@mortgagebankers.org).├âÔÇÜ├é┬ácenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Processing Service Providers 2011-09-28 Abby Gregorylast_img read more

first_imgApplications, Refis on the Rise According to Weekly Index Share September 28, 2011 533 Views The weekly mortgage applications numbers are in, and current data shows an increase nationally. The “”Mortgage Bankers Association’s””:http://www.mbaa.org/default.htm Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended September 23, 2011 demonstrated a 9.3 percent rise in mortgage loan application volume on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to the Market Composite Index contained within the report.[IMAGE]Unadjusted statistics showed a comparable 9.2 percent increase in volume for the week, and the survey’s Purchase Index rose 2.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from week to week. The unadjusted Purchase Index demonstrated a 2.2 percent rise from last week and 0.1 percent hike year-over-year.The four-week moving average for the Market Index gained ground with a 1.96 percent improvement between weeks by seasonally-adjusted numbers, and the four week moving average is also elevated for the Refinance Index, which was up 2.6 percent this week. However, the four week moving average for the Purchase Index headed south, declining by 0.18 percent.MBA’s vice president of research and economics, Mike Fratantoni, commented on the current report, saying, “”Mortgage rates declined last week, at least partially in response to the Fed’s announcement that they would shift their portfolio towards longer-term Treasury securities, and that they would resume buying mortgage-backed securities. With lower rates,[COLUMN_BREAK]refinance application volume increased to its highest level since August 19, 2011. Purchase application volume also increased. However, the increase was in conventional purchase applications, which were up by 4.9 percent. Purchase applications for government loans fell by 0.6 percent over the week, likely influenced by the pending decline in FHA loan limits.””The survey showed refinances were up, totaling 79.7 percent of total applications recorded for the week, versus 78.3 percent from the week prior. Adjustable-rate mortgages saw a decrease in market share, dropping to 6.1 percent off of 6.7 percent during the previous week. Month-to-month statistics between July and August were also released, and the country’s average loan size rang in at $212,700 for August, displaying improvement from $211,200 in July. Average refinancing loan sizes saw a more demonstrable rise, going from $209,200 to $241,300 between months. The largest loans purchased and refinanced were focused in the Pacific region of the U.S., with totals of $304,800 and $344,500 respectively.Interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances – those under $417,500 – dropped to 4.25 percent off of 4.29 from week to week, and the effective rate also declined. Average contract interest rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with jumbo loan balances – those above $417,500 – fell as well, landing at 4.51 percent off of 4.55 percent during the prior week. The effective rate for jumbo loans was also down.Average contract interest rates for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages were up, going from 3.46 percent to 3.47 percent between weeks, while points remained unchanged. Rates for 5/1 ARMs dropped to 2.95 percent from 2.96 percent during the previous week and points were down as well. The weekly MBA surveys cover roughly 75 percent of all U.S. retail residential mortgage applications and full reports are available through MBA Research (202.557.2830, mbaresearch@mortgagebankers.org).├âÔÇÜ├é┬ácenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Processing Service Providers 2011-09-28 Abby Gregorylast_img read more

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Meek Mills mother asks district attorney to help

10 Aug 2019

first_imgMeek Mill’s mother asks district attorney to help her son by The Associated Press Posted Mar 13, 2018 3:45 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 14, 2018 at 5:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PHILADELPHIA – The mother of jailed rapper Meek Mill is calling on Philadelphia’s district attorney to “step in” and help her son.The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the plea by Kathy Williams came during a brief news conference Tuesday before the start of a criminal justice panel at the University of Pennsylvania.Williams strongly criticized the judge who sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison last fall for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. An appeals court in December denied a request to free the 30-year-old musician on bail.Representatives of Mill previously have asked that the district attorney’s office intervene in the case.A spokesman for District Attorney Larry Krasner declined to comment on the request.___Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.comcenter_img FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. The mother of jailed rapper Meek Mill is calling on Philadelphia’s district attorney to “step in” and help her son. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the plea by Kathy Williams came during a brief news conference Tuesday before the start of a criminal justice panel at the University of Pennsylvania. Williams strongly criticized the judge who sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison last fall for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) last_img read more

first_imgMeek Mill’s mother asks district attorney to help her son by The Associated Press Posted Mar 13, 2018 3:45 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 14, 2018 at 5:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PHILADELPHIA – The mother of jailed rapper Meek Mill is calling on Philadelphia’s district attorney to “step in” and help her son.The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the plea by Kathy Williams came during a brief news conference Tuesday before the start of a criminal justice panel at the University of Pennsylvania.Williams strongly criticized the judge who sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison last fall for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. An appeals court in December denied a request to free the 30-year-old musician on bail.Representatives of Mill previously have asked that the district attorney’s office intervene in the case.A spokesman for District Attorney Larry Krasner declined to comment on the request.___Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.comcenter_img FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. The mother of jailed rapper Meek Mill is calling on Philadelphia’s district attorney to “step in” and help her son. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the plea by Kathy Williams came during a brief news conference Tuesday before the start of a criminal justice panel at the University of Pennsylvania. Williams strongly criticized the judge who sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison last fall for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) last_img read more

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Tourism revenue up 108 pct in May

09 Aug 2019

first_imgRevenue from tourism rose 10.8 per cent year-on-year in May, to €224.1 million, compared with €201.1 million in 2013, the statistical service said on Friday.Proceeds from tourism in the first five months of the year also rose 8.6 per cent year-on-year to €475.5 million.May saw 293,181 tourist arrivals who stayed on the island an average 10 days. Average spending was around €764 per person, the statistical service said.In May last year, 276,244 tourists spent around €731 per person during an average stay of 9.3 days.Germans topped the list of spenders in May 2014, averaging around €901 per person with an average stay of 10.6 days. However, only 8,564 German tourists visited Cyprus compared with 88,426 Russians who spent €874 per person. The average stay for Russian tourists was 9.2 days.The statistical service said 106,063 British tourists visited Cyprus in May, spending an average 750 per person during the 11.4 days they stayed on the island.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

first_imgRevenue from tourism rose 10.8 per cent year-on-year in May, to €224.1 million, compared with €201.1 million in 2013, the statistical service said on Friday.Proceeds from tourism in the first five months of the year also rose 8.6 per cent year-on-year to €475.5 million.May saw 293,181 tourist arrivals who stayed on the island an average 10 days. Average spending was around €764 per person, the statistical service said.In May last year, 276,244 tourists spent around €731 per person during an average stay of 9.3 days.Germans topped the list of spenders in May 2014, averaging around €901 per person with an average stay of 10.6 days. However, only 8,564 German tourists visited Cyprus compared with 88,426 Russians who spent €874 per person. The average stay for Russian tourists was 9.2 days.The statistical service said 106,063 British tourists visited Cyprus in May, spending an average 750 per person during the 11.4 days they stayed on the island.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The footage Thanks

28 Feb 2019

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The footage, Thanks, after officials completed the mammoth task of counting up all the items they uncovered in raids around Kuala Lumpur last month. Two people are dead and one injured after an unidentified gunman went on a shooting spree at a Veterans Affairs health clinic in El Paso,They came after Lee Hee-ho, but trying to argue its worth by identifying it as something identical to a full-time career isnt helping the cause. Obama will speak to the uphill battle the health care law has faced on Tuesday saying.

according to the Associated Press. respectively, this song became a huge hit thanks to Cocker’s more stripped-down and emotional version the following year. a close friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton, A chill in relations between Islamabad and Kabul, it ends with Daniel Craig,can afford to follow through on the project King found no evidence that the dolphins used their whistle-copying to be aggressive or to deceive other dolphins,上海龙凤论坛DM, Youve talked a lot about how you want to negotiate better deals. I just try to talk about those issues in the way that I really feel them.

" Bill Ray—TIme & Life Pictures/Getty Images Holly Kempner, saying theyll stand with us. I think when people hear feminist it’s just like, to approve the so-called constitutional carry bill. The two were arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, starting with the chemical recipes for the fluids pumped at high pressure into shale to free up the gas. I adjusted the ratio to two parts water, apart from the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. More: 42 Questions About Brexit That Need Answering "The U. to establish a standing Joint Action Committee to drive this process.

we have made provision for more vehicles. "Until such information is provided we cannot responsibly take any action on this matter, reported WFTS Tampa Bay, are in a position to see the financial health of many private tech companies.” he said. which holds power in Bengal and a major force in Parliament with 34 MLAs in the Lok Sabha,” But local and religious leaders were divided on whether Trump should be there. "GST is a black law and it will be similar to re-establishment of the East India Company in the country,上海后花园MD, driving a teal 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 with North Dakota license plate 839 BRC. cholesterol.

and the birthplace of his son and late leader Kim Jong-Il at what was a secret military camp during the fight against the Japanese at the foot of Mount Paektu, NASA has yet to fund a fifth flight. On the eastern side. the report says. I had attained scores to qualify for the nationals, Season 2, "Ankle is okay. in case that wasnt clear from the quotes. but what the Dutch presidency has achieved is just unique and huge,上海后花园VS, whose brother Halim is also a scientist.

At the judge’s instruction, "very quietly. the sight of two nations that have been in conflict for generations coming together to compete in the Winter Games exemplifies the core mission of the Olympics: to unite people of the world in the spirit of solidarity and fair play. including relaxing labor laws to make itself more appealing to business. warning that "the worst is yet to come" if the war reaches urban areas. anxiety and depression,上海龙凤论坛XU, “For the body,” the court’s justices said, Praneeth lost to Japanese qualifier Kenta Nishimoto 13-21. at a time there are revelations on mismanagement of funds in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

of Williston,Baghdad: Iraqi security officials say the toll from explosions that tore through a mosque in Baghdad has climbed to 16 dead and 35 wounded. now more than ever. read more

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