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Public sector employers upbeat on hiring ahead of May election

first_img Tags: NULL Public sector employers upbeat on hiring ahead of May election Express KCS whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Heart Surgeon: This Simple Trick Helps Empty Your Bowels Every MorningGundry MD Bio Complete 3 Supplementzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedy PUBLIC sector employers are increasingly upbeat on their hiring plans, according to a study from recruitment consultancy Manpower.Despite sustained pressure on budgets because of the government’s plan to cut the budget deficit, the outlook for hiring intentions in the sector climbed to 12 per cent for the second quarter of 2015.The index number is calculated by subtracting the percentage who expect to lay off staff from the proportion who are set to hire more. Such a strong public sector figure puts the index at twice the national employment outlook, which came in at six per cent.“Our data may suggest that the public sector is front-loading its hiring in the run up to the General Election. Equally, staff shortages mean some organisations need to take on staff in order to maintain frontline services,” said Mark Cahill, ManpowerGroup’s UK managing director.“Finally, as the public sector looks to streamline its services, we’re seeing a growing focus on digitisation, leading to an increase in hiring for new skills.” Monday 9 March 2015 10:15 pmcenter_img whatsapp Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

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Best of the Brokers for 29 July 2015

first_imgTuesday 28 July 2015 8:16 pm Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Express KCS Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Best of the Brokers for 29 July 2015 whatsapp To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] FURNITUREBerenberg said the retailer’s recent pre-close trading update showed a solid performance, prompting the broker to increase its price target to 350p from 345p while reiterating “buy”. Cash generation remains robust and the broker forecasts a full year dividend yield of around two per cent.MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTSAnalysts at Barclays have downgraded their full-year earnings per share forecasts for Merlin Entertainments after a tragic accident at Alton Towers caused the company to issue a significant profit warning earlier this week. The bank kept its “overweight” rating but lowered its price target. last_img read more

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News / Price war a Christmas bonus for carriers as bunkering costs continue to decline

first_img Bunker prices continued to plunge today and are predicted to dip below $350 per tonne early next week as oil traders engage in a supermarket-style price war.A 40% reduction in the cost of heavy fuel oil (HFO) since the summer will save the shipping industry billions of dollars and be welcomed as an unexpected bonus for ocean carriers facing continued freight rate pressures.But it would be a brave chief financial officer that signed off a container line’s revised 2015 budget based on bunkers’ current prices – the price of oil can go up as well as done.Indeed, potentially stronger global demand – ironically due to lower oil prices – and any one of a series of geopolitical upsets could spike oil prices again in 2015.Meanwhile, upcoming ship emission regulations requiring the switching to tanks of more expensive low-sulphur fuel when entering the ECAs [emission control area] of major tradelanes will negate some of this price reduction.In theory, carriers will attempt to impose low-sulphur surcharges on shippers to recover the difference, but in practice they could be difficult to implement, given that marine gas oil has fallen to around the same level of the price of HFO when some of the surcharges were originally announced.Tumbling oil prices have distracted from the search for alternative fuels – although the new ECA regulations coming into force in North Europe, the US and Canada from 1 January have ensured that the matter stays high on the agenda of some ship operators.During a Lloyd’s List LNG webinar yesterday the consensus was that it was not ‘if’ but ‘when’ the majority of ship owners decide to take LNG as a fuel seriously and begin to provide for it in their specifications to shipyards.Some have recognised the win-win advantages of LNG of low cost and clean emissions, and there are 119 LNG-ready ships on the current orderbook, ranging from small ferries and dry-bulk vessels to ultra-large containerships.Meanwhile, the challenge for the world’s ports is to provide the infrastructure and regulatory framework to enable ships of all types to bunker LNG during port stays.Rotterdam is the third biggest marine bunker hub in the world and has been at the forefront of the development of LNG bunkering, not just on its home turf but through collaboration with other European and international bunkering facilities.Bas Hennissen, vice-president industry and bulk at Port of Rotterdam, said: “It is important for us to be able to offer all fuel options to our customers, and we see LNG as the future for shipping, particularly because of its environmental advantages compared with HFO of a 100% reduction in SOx and 85-90% less in NOx emissions.“But this only makes sense if LNG can be offered to our customers at other hubs on their schedules,” he added.Rotterdam has been offering LNG bunkering to barge operators since 2011, and in July its local by-laws were amended to allow ship-to-ship LNG bunkering within the port.Mr Hennissen said Rotterdam was very happy to provide guidance and offer expertise gleamed from the by-law changes to other ports that faced similar challenges. By Mike Wackett 05/12/2014last_img read more

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AmerisourceBergen suffers another setback with its ‘real doozy’ of a compounding business

first_imgPharmalot A compounding business continues to compound problems for AmerisourceBergen (ABC), one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers.The company disclosed that it remains unclear when its Pharmedium Services unit would resume shipments from a key facility in Memphis, thanks to an ongoing review by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a new regulatory filing. This is a major reversal from an upbeat forecast delivered just two months ago, when AmerisourceBergen indicated distribution would get under way before the end of September. By Ed Silverman Nov. 7, 2018 Reprints Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. About the Author Reprints What is it? APStock Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED GET STARTED Ed Silvermancenter_img Tags FDApharmaceuticalsSTAT+ Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. AmerisourceBergen suffers another setback with its ‘real doozy’ of a compounding business @Pharmalot What’s included? [email protected] STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Log In | Learn More last_img read more

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SK Financial Sector Must Seize the Day

first_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News SHARE Facebook Twitter By Daily NK – 2014.05.22 3:32pm News center_img SK Financial Sector Must Seize the Day News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News The South Korean government and the country’s financialsector will play arguably the decisive role in any future unification, and thereforemust be prepared to do so, one senior financial analyst has urged.Speaking at “2014 Global Financial Vision Forum,” an event held todayin Seoul in celebration of the 10th anniversary of online news siteDailian, Cho Bong Hyun of the Industrial Bank of Korea’s research arm explained, “The financial sector played the decisive role inGermany recovering from the negative side-effects of unification and enjoying the economicpayoffs.”Therefore, “The role of banking and finance in theunification process cannot be overstated,” he went on. “Government financialagencies will have to play the central role in providing financial services tothe North Korean people, as well as developing North Korea’s regions andfostering small and medium-sized enterprises.”“We must prepare the role of each of these governmentagencies in the unification process,” he added. “We must establish anorganization to prepare the fiscal element of Korean peninsula unification.” Cho stipulated four key areas of concern: ▲Currency; ▲ Currency exchange; ▲ Financialinfrastructure; and ▲ Systemic support for economicdevelopment in the North.“The desirable scenario here is inter-Korean financialcooperation, North Korean fiscal reform, opening of the inter-Korean financialmarket, inter-Korean financial system integration, and then economicintegration,” he concluded.last_img read more

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New restrictions in effect on contact with foreign nationals

first_img News News AvatarChoi Song Min North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News In an effort to keep North Korean officialsfrom straying away from acceptable ideology, the State Security Department[SSD] is cracking down strictly on contact with foreign nationals. This latestmeasure joins a growing list of control mechanisms implemented by theleadership against a backdrop of continued political turbulence. On February 15, Daily NK spoke with asource in South Pyongan Province, who reported that Pyongyang tradeofficials and high-ranking Central Party cadres are now unable to speak withforeign nationals without receiving the prior approval of the SSD.Two additional sources in Pyongyang wereable to substantiate these claims. “These days, anyone who walks down thestreet and dares to say ‘hello,’ or even just shake hands with a foreignnational whom they know, will, at the very least, be summoned by the SSD,” hesaid. To illustrate his point, he cited a recentcase wherein a trade sector Party cadre saw his downfall from one suchinteraction. While waiting in the lobby of the Taedonggang Hotel to meetanother trader, a foreign national with whom this Party cadre was acquainted coincidentally approached and offered his hand in greeting; in the confusion of the moment,the Party cadre automatically shook his hand. “The SSD immediately interrogated him forhaving contact with a foreign national without prior approval; he stood up forhimself and responded by saying, ‘Is it right that if a foreign national says,‘hello’ and offers you his hand you should respond with ‘let’s shake after Iget permission?’ Well, after that, they dismissed him from his position rightthen and there,” the source explained.It is unsurprising, then, with rules thisstrict regarding ‘face-to-face meetings,’ that anyone going on a business tripoutside of the country including China, must be accompanied by a member of theSSD. In addition, the security personnel trailing cadres on their businesstrips must take detailed notes regarding every tiny movement the cadre makes and submit a full ‘report’ to their superiors. Even meetings that take place domesticallywith foreigners require North Korean participants to submit what is known as an“application for a face-to-face meeting” to the Department of DomesticConspiracy Research 15 days ahead of the actual encounter. Should such permission be granted, meetingscan only take place in a state-approved hotel or in a specified meeting room in the border customs office, and the meeting itself must be finished within adesignated amount of time. “The fact that we can only have contact with foreignnationals in a pre-arranged room under the watchful eyes of a guard isnot so dissimilar from sitting down with an inmate at a jail. It’s just beyondwords how it makes you feel.”Moreover, state-sanctioned meeting rooms in the China-NorthKorea border region customs offices and the upscale Pyongyang hotels arecrawling with wiretaps installed by the local SSD branch to ensure that discussions broach business matters only. Crossing the border invites still more scrutiny, as Party cadres who embark on business tripsabroad must submit a daily “self-criticism” report detailing their scheduledown to every hour and minute to the relevant Party committee, where itundergoes an “ideological review.” “As this examination becomes increasinglymore like a test to see if one has been ‘turned by the enemy’, lately, Partycadres have been reluctant to go abroad for business,” the source asserted. Though at the workplace things are not much better. It is generally the case that in state-owned factories, provincial,municipal, and county People’s Committees, and Ministry of People’s Security [MPS, or North Korea’s equivalent of a police force] units all have an SSD agent lurking on the premises to keep a watch over Partycadres. “Because of this, Party cadres behave like‘mice around a cat’ when faced with the in-house SSD agent, who, on the otherhand, enjoys unchecked authority to routinely hurl threats like ‘I will buryyou politically!’ at the cadres,’” he concluded.  By Choi Song Min – 2016.02.17 6:13pm US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once againcenter_img Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest New restrictions in effect on contact with foreign nationals RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE NewsEconomylast_img read more

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GWL, sister firms, hire experienced execs for leadership team

first_img TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Megan Harman Related news Chris Kirk has been appointed vice president, lifetime advice, effective Aug. 15. Kirk joins the organization from Toronto-based Bank of Nova Scotia, at which he was most recently director, total wealth strategy. His experience also includes executive roles in distribution with Toronto-based Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Kirk, who’s based out of Toronto, will join the executive team that oversees the Advisory Network, the recently established unit that combines all three of the insurance companies’ distribution activities. He will report to Nick Pszeniczny, executive vice president, Advisory Network, and join the leadership team under Gerry Hassett, executive vice president, individual customer. Kirk will help to build tools and processes for the advisor channels to ensure strong service and advice for clients in his new role. He will also be responsible for researching different advice models in other countries and markets to help the organization prepare for new trends and changes in distribution. “Chris has a wealth of knowledge in innovation and distribution strategy and understands how to optimize multiple channels in a large and complex organization,” said Hassett and Pszeniczny, in a joint statement. “He knows what it takes to help clients achieve their financial goals.” Meanwhile, Sam Sivarajan has been appointed senior vice president, wealth, individual customer, effective Sept. 1. For the past two years, Sivarajan has been head of Manulife Private Wealth, Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corp.’s high net worth arm. Previously, he was managing director and head of private wealth management at the Canadian unit of UBS AG. Sivarajan will develop investment portfolios and other solutions based on clients’ risk tolerance and lifecycle needs in his new role, which will be based in Toronto. He will report to Hassett. “Sam joins us at a pivotal time as we undertake a major upgrade of our wealth offering focusing on developing high-quality solutions which will transform our position in the wealth arena,” said Hassett, in a statement. The appointments follow changes revealed in November 2016, when GWL, Canada Life and London Life announced that they would restructure their Canadian operations around two business units: one focused on individual customers and one focused on group customers. Read: GWL makes big changes to advisor distribution network Read: GWL, Canada Life and London Life restructure their Canadian operations Photo copyright: jirsak/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media PenderFund names new SVP for investments Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Great-West Life Assurance Co. CETFA elects new board leader Two financial services executives have been recruited to join the individual customer leadership team at Winnipeg-based Great-West Life Assurance Co. (GWL) and its sister companies, Toronto-based Canada Life Assurance Co. and London, Ont.-based London Life Insurance Co., as the insurers build upon recent restructuring to their operations. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Partners to fight crime: Torrens Transit and Crime Stoppers team up for commuter safety boost

first_imgPartners to fight crime: Torrens Transit and Crime Stoppers team up for commuter safety boost More than 800 buses across South Australia’s extensive public transport network will become a rolling reminder for criminals and those with an appetite for antisocial behaviour – eyes are watching and Crime Stoppers is just a phone call away.Torrens Transit and Crime Stoppers SA have partnered in a huge boost for public transport safety with the charity organisation’s logo and contact details to be printed across all Adelaide Metro and private buses operated by Torrens Transit.The collaboration follows the Marshall Liberal Government’s historic cash injection worth more than $800,000 for Crime Stoppers, which was announced in 2020-21 State Budget.Clint Feuerherdt, Chief Executive of SeaLink Travel Group, the owner of Torrens Transit, said signage will be seen prominently on the outside and inside of buses, at depots, and along some of Adelaide’s busiest roads.“We hope to build awareness amongst passengers about the ability to share what they know about unsolved crime and suspicious activity with Crime Stoppers,” he said.“We believe that by partnering with Crime Stoppers, we are actively working together to deter antisocial behaviour and ensure a safer community, not just on public transport, but across the state.”Crime Stoppers SA Chief Executive Mark Day said the new partnership will also bolster the safety of drivers and other transport workers.“We commend Torrens Transit on supporting Crime Stoppers with this partnership, which in addition to the Government funding will make a real difference in our community,” Mr Day said.“As people are travelling on a bus, they might see something outside or inside the bus that they know to be an offence or which just doesn’t feel right.“We encourage people to be on the lookout for suspicious activity and share what they know with Crime Stoppers. An average of 25 crimes are solved each and every week in South Australia thanks to information provided by the community.”Transport Workers Union SA branch secretary Ian Smith said everyone has a part to play.“This partnership is a step forward towards a safer bus network for both drivers and passengers. We’re calling on public transport users to report bad behaviour to Crime Stoppers whenever they see it,” Mr Smith said.Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said the State Government’s proud investment in Crime Stoppers has now formally been signed off.“This partnership will see $200,000, indexed over four years, delivered directly to the essential crime fighting service, allowing it to expand its operations,” Attorney-General Chapman said.Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Vincent Tarzia, said the first-ever direct funding to Crime Stoppers from any State Government is in addition to more than $90 million allocated to SAPOL in the 2020-21 State Budget.“The Marshall Liberal Government is dedicated to strengthening the safety and security of all South Australians,” Minister Tarzia said.“Crime Stoppers is another way we can keep the community safe. It has proven time and time again that tips from the public make a difference. Proactive crime awareness campaigns like this are important, so please don’t hesitate if you see something. Make the call and help solve a crime.”In case of an emergency, people should call 000. For non-urgent police assistance, call 131 444. If you have information about an unsolved crime or suspicious behaviour, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppers.com.au. /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Adelaide, AusPol, Australia, charity, community, Emergency, Government, Investment, Minister, police, SA, SA Government, SAPOL, Secretary, security, South Australia, Suspicious, Transportlast_img read more

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New technology strengthens food security, safety

first_imgNew technology strengthens food security, safety From: Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaBritish Columbia businesses are strengthening food security and food safety by adopting new traceability technology with funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia.British Columbia businesses are strengthening food security and food safety by adopting new traceability technology with funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia.Traceability systems help build consumer confidence, making it possible to track the movement of food through production, processing and distribution. This information can be used to protect public health by limiting the spread of foodborne illness, strengthen brand reputation and help businesses run more efficiently.For sisters Emma and Jenna Davison, dairy farming is in their blood. Their family has been farming in Maple Ridge since 1902. To honour their agricultural roots while creating their own legacy, the Davisons created Golden Ears Cheesecrafters. Milk for their products is sourced from their uncle’s jersey cows next door and is used to produce 12 varieties of artisan cheese and butter for British Columbia consumers.The journey of each variety of cheese sold in their store is captured through a traceability system. From the milk produced in their uncle’s farm to the cheese made and sold in store, this system helps document the journey.The Davisons recently made the shift from a manual paper-based system to a real-time digital system with $6,500 in funding from the British Columbia Traceability Adoption Program. With the funding, the sisters were able to modernize their existing system, which has decreased paperwork, reduced labour costs and allowed them to focus on improving the quality of their products while looking at ways to expand their operation, all while building more confidence in their products with consumers.British Columbia’s traceability programs are supported by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which is a federal-provincial-territorial initiative to strengthen the agriculture, agrifood and agri-based product sector.Quotes“By modernizing their traceability system from paper-based to digital, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters is able to focus on what they do best while ensuring the quality of their product from farm to table. Our Government will continue to support important initiatives, such as this, that help strengthen food safety, and ensure consumer confidence in Canadian food products at home and abroad.”– The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food“Family businesses like Golden Ears Cheesecrafters share their stories through the food they create. Our government is commited to helping businesses share the story of food from farm to table, and traceability systems help to do that. Strengthening these systems demonstrates how companies are working to keep local food safe and accessible to consumers.”– Lana Popham, British Columbia’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries“As a small cheese manufacturer, we’ve had to make a lot of our own systems for controlling inventory. Using technology to make our traceability system more efficient and effective was something we needed to do. This funding helped us rethink how we do traceability, allowing us to track products much faster with our upgraded system.”– Jenna Davison, Co-owner, Golden Ears CheesecraftersQuick factsSince the program launched in January 2019, traceability programs have disbursed $1.12 million to 125 businesses in British ColumbiaIn 2019, dairy products generated approximately $1.6 billionIn 2018, British Columbia dairy farmers produced 807.3 million litres of milkCows raised for milk production can be found across most regions of British Columbia. More than 70% are located in the Lower Mainland-southwestern region of the provinceThe Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year, $3-billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments, with the aim of strengthening the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector, ensuring continued innovation, growth and prosperity /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, British, building, Canada, Fisheries, Food Safety, Government, innovation, Investment, Minister, operation, production, public health, security, technology, the Sisterslast_img read more

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Lime Cordiale’s exclusive TikTok LIVE performance at Nitmiluk Gorge

first_imgLime Cordiale’s exclusive TikTok LIVE performance at Nitmiluk Gorge NT GovernmentFollowing the biggest ever BASSINTHEGRASS last weekend in Darwin, Tourism NT and NT Major Events Company have combined forces with TikTok and Australian pop-rock band Lime Cordiale to create an iconic TikTok LIVE performance from Nitmiluk National Park.Live from the Baruwei Lookout offering spectacular views of Nitmiluk Gorge, the TikTok LIVE will open with a moving Welcome to Country by Jawoyn Association Chairperson Lisa Mumbin.The performance will also feature incredible footage of Nitmiluk Gorge, complementing Lime Cordiale’s hit songs as an exclusive sunset performance on TikTok. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Darwin, Government, National Park, Northern Territory, songs, tourismlast_img read more

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CU-Boulder Space Team Studying Water, Ice And Potential Life On Jupiter Moon, Europa

first_img Published: Oct. 23, 2002 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The oozing of glacial material in the floating ice shell on Jupiter’s moon Europa has important implications for future exploration of the enigmatic moon and prospects of life in its ice-covered ocean, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder professor. Robert Pappalardo, an assistant professor in the astrophysical and planetary sciences department and one of the world’s foremost Europa experts, said the icy moon is believed to contain an ocean some 13 miles under its icy surface. Satellite images appear to indicate surface warping — including domes and reddish spots — showing that “elevators” of sorts transport material up and down from the ocean to the surface, said the planetary scientist. “Europa acts like a planetary lava lamp, carrying material from near the surface down to the ocean, and, if they exist, potentially transporting organisms from the ocean up toward the surface,” he said. “Just a mile or two beneath the surface, the conditions may be warm enough to allow organisms to survive the journey.”  The “thick shell” model of Europa has implications for the future exploration of the moon and whether the existence of life is possible in the lightless depths beneath the planet’s surface, said Pappalardo. “It would be very difficult for a future spacecraft to drill all the way through a 13-mile-deep ice shell to search for life in the underlying ocean. But the motions of glacial ice may transport ocean material, and any life it might contain, to the surface.” Pappalardo and his research group at CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics are attempting to tie together pieces of an elaborate puzzle to assemble a comprehensive model of how Europa functions. The results are being reported at the Geological Society of America meeting in Denver Oct. 27 to Nov. 1.  Under similar conditions in Arctic ice on Earth, organisms can remain in a state of hibernation until exposed to warmer and wetter conditions, he said. “If life exists in Europa’s ocean, organisms might be carried on a slow ride from the bottom to the top of Europa’s icy crust. Sampling the surface composition may provide direct insights into the nature of the ocean deep below, and could plausibly reveal dormant organisms if they exist within Europa.” CU-Boulder graduate student Amy Barr is developing a computer model to illustrate the Europa ice motions, said Pappalardo. She is modifying a computer model that has been used to understand Earth’s plate tectonics and to better understand Europa’s geology, including how nutrients created by ice irradiation at Europa’s surface might be transported down to the moon’s oceans.  Barr’s ice-convection model, the most sophisticated yet applied to Europa, may show that organisms could thrive below the thick cap of ice, Pappalardo said. It incorporates information on how the satellite’s thick ice shell is heated and how it flows as it is squeezed by the gravity of Jupiter, which raises huge tides on Europa. CU undergraduate Michelle Stempel is analyzing Europa’s pattern of cracks and ridges to understand how the Jupiter tides have fractured the surface, and over what time scales the cracking has occurred. By matching stress patterns to surface geological features, she is studying where and how the surface cracks are created in response to short- and long-term deformation of the thick icy shell overlying an ocean.  Pappalardo also has teamed with Francis Nimmo of University College, London, to understand the similarities and differences between Europa and its sibling Jovian moon, Ganymede. Ganymede may hide an ocean beneath its icy crust much deeper than Europa’s, although Ganymede’s era of geological activity has likely long ceased. By analyzing the topography of fractures on Ganymede, the two scientists have determined that Ganymede was once nearly as warm inside as Europa is today. “This has important implications for the history of Ganymede, and also for how Europa’s surface is shaped today,” Pappalardo said. “Ganymede may be a fossil version of Europa.” The two scientists found similar internal and external forces that probably have influenced the two moons, but with different geological expressions. In addition, Pappalardo is working with Nick Makris of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study how a future Europa lander could precisely determine the depth and thickness of Europa’s ocean, using the same techniques routinely used by the Navy to measure the depth and composition of Earth’s oceans. The two are presenting back-to-back talks at Denver’s GSA meeting to illustrate how the proven terrestrial technique can apply to the exotic environment of Europa. Pappalardo recently served on a National Research Council panel that reaffirmed a spacecraft should be launched in the coming decade with the goal of orbiting Europa. The Europa Geophysical Explorer would have scientific objectives that include confirming the presence of an ocean, remotely measuring the composition of the surface and scouting out potential landing sites for a follow-on lander mission.last_img read more

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Record Number Of CU-Boulder Students Offered Fulbright Scholarships For 2006-07

first_imgEight University of Colorado at Boulder students have been offered prestigious Fulbright scholarships to study overseas during the 2006 academic year, a record for the university. CU-Boulder students have won a total of 95 Fulbright scholarships since 1977, but never eight in the same year, according to Larry Bell, director of CU-Boulder’s Office of International Education. “The Fulbright Program gives these students outstanding opportunities to learn about other cultures and further their academic careers,” Bell said. “In addition to that benefit, when they have completed their programs, being a Fulbright scholar helps them get better jobs or get admitted to better graduate programs for further study. These are bright, capable students putting their best foot forward for the U.S.” Spain, Morocco, Turkey, Brazil, Ethiopia and Nicaragua are among the countries where CU-Boulder students will be conducting research and teaching. Immigration to Spain will be studied this year by Fulbright winner Molly Franck, who graduated from CU-Boulder in December with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and a minor in economics. For nine months starting in mid-September, she will conduct research in Madrid and Grenada, Spain, focusing on housing, education and integration issues for Moroccan, North African, Latin American and Eastern European immigrant families. “I think there are definitely some parallels to be drawn between Spain and the immigration situation in the United States,” Franck said. “The U.S. has a larger percentage of immigrants, but Spain is currently gearing towards a more liberal policy on immigration. The government is hoping to avoid the type of ethnic clashes that we saw in France late last year.” Franck, who speaks English and Spanish, became interested in immigration law and related issues because of friendships at CU-Boulder with students from other countries. She studied abroad in Spain in 2004. “I really admire and respect these immigrants,” she said. “To leave behind members of your family, friends, native language and culture all in pursuit of a better life is very difficult and deserves our respect. I don’t think we give them enough credit.” Sanae Elmoudden (SAN’-ah el-moh-DEN’) will use her Fulbright scholarship to study workers in a Moroccan customer service call center that contracts with a large American technology company. Elmoudden is a doctoral degree candidate at CU-Boulder, studying communication with an emphasis on globalization and organizational communication. She is interested in the complex identity issues posed by Moroccan workers adopting western personas for their offshore call center jobs. “I’m interested in how global business might affect the way we view our identities,” Elmoudden said. “An offshore call center is where global business and local customs meet. These workers are trained to sound and behave like westerners. They are ‘asked’ to change their names from Mohammed to Michael, or Archita to Ariel. The customs these workers observe at work and at home can be totally different.” Elmoudden was born in Morocco, but left the country 20 years ago. Her husband and two young boys will be relocating to Morocco with Elmoudden for nine months beginning in mid-September. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s largest program for international educational exchange, offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The U.S. Student Program is highly selective and currently awards approximately 1,200 grants annually in all fields of study, operating in more than 140 countries worldwide. Published: Aug. 6, 2006 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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For Sutherland, winning means staying together

first_img Subscribe by Email For Sutherland, winning means staying together Share on Facebook Follow on Facebook Print This Post By Paul Gotham on November 9, 20171 Comment Connect on Linked in Add to Google+ Alex Oleyourryk has made 155 saves this season in net for Pittsford Sutherland. (Photo: JODI ZUROWSKI/Z’s PHOTOTASTIC)By PAUL GOTHAMSean Hopkins spent part of his Monday morning arranging practice times and locations for the week ahead as the Pittsford Sutherland boys’ soccer team prepared for their NYS Class A semi-final this upcoming Saturday.  With Sutherland punching a ticket to the final four over the recent weekend, Hopkins and his Knights would need to find a grass field alternative to the playing surface of their home turf.That Hopkins and Sutherland are still playing seemed unlikely at best little more than a month ago. On October 6th, Sutherland fell 4-0 to division rival Brighton in a game that wasn’t even that close. With a second straight setback and second straight shutout, Sutherland’s record stood at 6-6-1. A four-game win streak leading up to the skid seemed a distant memory.“That might have been a little bit of a wake up call,” Hopkins said during practice this past Tuesday. “We were all like ‘okay, we’ve played Brighton twice, and they manhandled both times. If we want any chance of doing anything this season, we got to get it together.’”Since then, the Knights have won seven of eight and stand on the edge of program history.“We just picked ourselves up,” senior sweeper Ryan Morabito said of the loss to Brighton. “We knew that was just a fluke. It’s just how bad we all want it; how bad we want to stay together as a team.”The Knights, which opened the season with two wins in their first six games are now two wins from the program’s first state title this century.“I didn’t even think we could win sectionals,” senior stopper Will Graupman said. “I knew we could get to sectional finals, but I didn’t think we could get past it and into the states.Will Graupman (14) is part of a Pittsford Sutherland defensive group which has limited opponents to two goals in the postseason. (Photo: JODI ZUROWSKI/ Z’s PHOTOTASTIC)VIEW MORE JODI ZUROWSKI PHOTOS HERE. “We just came together as a team. Everyone’s working super hard. We’ve gotten extremely close. Everyone really wants to win. No one wants to lose and have the season end.”The bond among teammates is so firm that the Knights have knocked off three straight state-ranked teams to get to this point. They upset three-time Section V Class A2 champ and then No. 12 NYSSWA Honeoye Falls-Lima, 2-0 for the Knights first sectional title since 2007. Four days later they advanced on PK’s in a regional qualifier with then No. 6 Brockport. Last Saturday the Knights shut out No. 2 East Aurora to hand Blue Devils their first defeat of the season.“We’ve all just figured it out,” Morabito noted. “We all know exactly how we play. We all work really well together. It’s a lot of communication.”The Knights (12-7-2) have allowed 25 goals this season – just two have occurred over five post-season contests. Of those, one tally was a second chance on a penalty shot. The other took a spectacular effort from Brockport’s Colby Wharram, who went airborne and tucked a heel flick under the crossbar to beat Knights’ keeper Alex Oleyourryk.“Our back four have done just a great job,” Oleyourryk said referring to the Knights defensive effort against East Aurora’s leading scorer Bryce Schiltz who came into the game with 28 markers on the season. “I haven’t been getting that many touches on the ball. They’re stopping all the threats.”The last time a Sutherland squad advanced this far was 1999. The Knights last state title came in 1985. Gregg Fitch coached those Knights. Scott Wilson netted three goals as the Knights (then 20-2-1) cruised past Somers (22-3) of Section I in the Class B final, 4-0.The Sutherland gather at the end of practice on Tuesday. (Photo: PAUL GOTHAM/PICKIN’ SPLINTERS)“It’s crazy to think about that we haven’t even made it past the regional game in 18 years,” Graupman said. “We haven’t won states in 32 years. It’s crazy to think about it that if we win, we could be the first team in 32 years. The third team ever.”Sutherland meets Vestal (IV) in Saturday’s first semifinal. A 1:45 p.m. kickoff is scheduled on the Middletown High School grass field. Vestal comes into the game with a record of (18-0-0).Queensbury (II) with a record of 21-0-0 meets Garden City (IIX) with a record of 13-1-5 in the second semifinal.SEE THE COMPLETE BRACKET HERE.“They have this little edge right now that they didn’t have early in the season,” Hopkins said. “They just really, really want it. They really want to keep playing together for another week and extend that season as long as we can.“It’s kind of unexpected, but at the same time we always knew we had a shot,” Here we are. We’ll see what happens when we get down there. Everybody’s going to be good.”“We’re winning out,” Morabito said. “We’re not taking a loss.”Frozen Pond Can WaitThe success of Sutherland’s soccer team means that leading scorer John Mozrall has postponed his personal start of high school hockey season. With practices for the winter season starting this past Monday, Mozrall (18 goals/eight assists) was happy to still be on the pitch.“For the final four, I think I can miss a few hockey practices,” Mozrall joked after Saturday’s win.  East Aurora, hockey, Ryan Morabito, Sean Hopkins For Sutherland, winning means staying together added by Paul Gotham on November 9, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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Edinburgh lures SA schoolboy abroad

first_img World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on March 6, 2020 Edinburgh lures SA schoolboy abroad ‘ ‘ Posted in News, Pro14, SA Schools, Schools rugby, Sevens, Top headlines Tagged Edinburgh, jordan venter, Paul Roos, Scotland, South Africa, Western Province Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img ‘ Edinburgh has confirmed the signing of teenage centre Jordan Venter, who will join the Scottish club at the end of the academic year.The 17-year-old Venter is a matriculant at Paul Roos, one of most prestigious rugby schools and academic institutions in South Africa.On signing with the club, Venter said: ‘I’m very humbled by the opportunity to join Edinburgh. I’m still a young man with lots to learn, so getting the chance to develop my own game overseas is the best decision for my rugby career.‘Edinburgh, as a city and as a club, has so much heritage and tradition. While the coaching staff and squad there are phenomenal. ‘I’ve also got a good relationship with some of the South African players already there, so it will make for an easy transition when I make the move to Scotland.Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill added: ‘Jordan is a young, athletic centre with bags of potential. We have kept a close eye on his school career and he’ll be a welcome addition to the squad next season.’Venter was born and raised in George and played for South Western Districts (SWD) at U13 level. He opted to attend high school at Paul Roos and has since played U16 for Western Province and captained the South African U18 Sevens team at the Capricorn Sevens in Namibia last month.If Venter stays at Edinburgh or any other Scottish club, he will become eligible to play for Scotland at the age of 22.SPECIAL REPORT: Can SA Rugby plug age-grade drain?Photo: Paul Roos  ‘  3495  91 AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Jordan Venter in action against Paarl Boys’ High Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndolast_img read more

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Cobb Officer Out After ‘We Only Kill Black People’ Remarks

first_img Share 1:08 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Related Stories 1:08Cobb County’s police chief said Thursday it was in the process of firing an officer who was shown in a recording making racially charged statements at a traffic stop last July.Like us on FacebookThe officer, Lt. Greg Abbott, is shown in a dashcam recording telling a woman who’s worried about reaching for her cellphone – “But you’re not black. Remember, we only kill black people.”Abbott’s attorney, Lance LoRusso, said late Thursday that Abbott made the decision to retire after 27 years of service.In a news conference Thursday afternoon, Cobb’s Police Chief Mike Register said the comments weren’t justified.“I feel that no matter what context you try to take those comments in, the statements were inexcusable and inappropriate,” he said.Abbott’s attorney said early Thursday that his client was attempting to de-escalate the situation with the driver.Register, who became chief three months ago, said the department has been working to build trust with the community.“Those comments have now caused the men and women who are currently working on the street right now today to go out and attempt to regain the public trust that was lost by those comments,” he said.Register said the department is now looking into how dashcam videos are reviewed. He said Abbott was a supervisor, and supervisors reviewed such recordings.“It’s certainly reinforces the need for good, positive leadership out in the field,” he said.Black community leaders applauded Register’s quick action.“Although we applaud them for their transparency in this regard, the officer’s interjection of race into the stop was particularly troubling and may be systematic, a deeper issue in the department,” said Deane Bonner of the Cobb County chapter of the NAACP.“Police misconduct is not news,” said Ben Williams, chairman of the Cobb County chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. “The real story here, in my opinion, is the behavior of this police chief in Cobb County, Georgia.”“To be here today and to stand with Chief Register as he pulls the shades up and exposes the sunrise here in Cobb County as that pertains to the conduct of the Cobb County Police Department, that’s the news,” he added.The Associated Press contributed to this report For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

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The Rev. Raphael Warnock Reflects On His First Day In Washington

first_img DOJ Uses Civil Rights-Era Law To Charge Protesters And Insurrectionists Related Stories 4:14 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List The Growing Power Of The AAPI Vote, By The Numbers It’s been almost one full day since the Rev. Raphael Warnock officially became a senator.Vice President Kamala Harris swore him and fellow Georgia Democrat John Ossoff into office this week.The event punctuated a long, messy and, at times, perilous journey to Washington for the Atlanta Baptist preacher.But in many ways, it’s just the start.When he spoke with WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress, he was finishing up a pretty busy first day in the U.S. Capitol.Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.  Schools Are Dropping Mask Requirements, But A New CDC Study Suggests They Shouldn’t Sharelast_img read more