Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 6, 2017 – Providenciales – The Director of Ports advises traders, shipping agents and the general public that Seaports within the Turks and Caicos Islands (South Dock, Providenciales, South Dock, Grand Turk and Conch Ground, South Caicos) will be closed from 12:30 pm on Wednesday, September 6th 2017, until further notice.Persons and companies transacting business within Sea Ports should make efforts to conclude such matters in a timely manner to avoid any inconvenience.For more information:South Dock, Providenciales contact: Mr. Walter Hanchell, Senior Port Facility Security Officer 331-5588South Dock, Grand Turk contact: Mr. Keith Simons, Port Facility Security Officer 332-0214
Clark/Vancouver Television will air KIRO TV’s live coverage of the Super Bowl celebration parade in Seattle from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday on Comcast Channel 21. The coverage will also be aired at www.cvtv.org.CVTV has an agreement with the Seattle TV station that allows it to broadcast its news programs, CVTV Manager Jim Demmon said Tuesday.
Firefighters who are members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will consult on proposals for a four-year pay deal, which includes a 2% pay increase in 2017.The pay deal, which has been proposed by the Fire and Rescue Services National Employers, features a 2% increase in basic pay from 1 July 2017, which includes continuing professional development payments. It also sets out a possible pay increase of 3% from 1 April 2018, which would form part of the 2017 pay settlement.The 2018 pay increase is dependent on whether the FBU can negotiate pay awards for 2018, 2019 and 2020 as part of an overall pay framework with the National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services. The NJU is the joint body that sets the pay, terms and conditions framework for uniformed employees in the UK’s fire service. Fire and rescue service pay is subject to collective bargaining through the NJC.FBU members are due to consider the current pay deal at local meetings. The union’s executive council will meet on 24 July 2017 to discuss the results of the member consultation.The FBU contends that the offer is inadequate, that any settlement payments for 2017 need to be paid within the same year, and that the pay offer does not take into account the increased workload of firefighters, for example in dealing with terror attacks.Matt Wrack, general secretary at the FBU, said: “Firefights have endured seven years of pay restraint imposed by the government. Their real wages are falling and our members are struggling to make ends meet. Firefighters have, in addition, taken on many new roles that are not being recognised in their pay.“This offer demonstrates that the 1% cap is dead in the water but the offer from our employers is simply not enough. It does not recognise the extra work firefights have been doing, it fails to address their falling living standards and, despite hints at improvements, does not make clear what they will be earning in future years. This offer lacks detail and credibility.”Councillor Nick Chard, spokesperson at the National Joint Council Employers Group, added: “We share the view of firefighters, and the unions, that they deserve to be paid more. At the start of this journey, we have offered a figure which is double that originally planned for in budgets. This will be very challenging for fire and rescue authorities who will need to consider how to fund this additional expenditure. But it is a clear sign of our commitment.“However, fire and rescue services have had to deal with significantly reduced finances over recent years. Therefore, in order to be able to apply further increases, we will need to urgently call upon governments across the UK, to provide funding which will enable us to do so and deliver change.BESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswyBESbswy“We are firmly committed to ensuring higher levels of pay for firefighters as soon as possible, in the context of agreeing a deal on a new pay framework, which recognises fire authority and community needs around greater flexibility, and our shared aspirations in terms of increased pay for firefighters. We are happy to work with the FBU in doing so.”
WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington School Superintendent Dr. Glenn Brand has notified the Wilmington Middle School community of several recent acts of vandalism that “led to damage and destruction throughout the building.”Brand met with the Town Facilities Department, the School Resource Officer, and members of the Middle School’s administration last week to learn more about the situation and was “alarmed” by what he heard.“While I recognize that this year is soon to come to a close, and that this type of activity involves only a few students and not the majority, it is my belief that we cannot simply let this type of activity go unaddressed,” Brand wrote in a letter emailed to the school’s parents and guardians. “We must take the necessary steps and ensure that there is a clear understanding that this type of behavior is not acceptable within our educational community while, at the same time, reminding all students that everyone can play a role in their vigilance and in alerting staff when inappropriate student activity occurs.”Brand stressed that vandalism not only violates the school’s expectations for students, but is also a form of criminal activity (destruction of public property).“As a result, when any student violates these expectations and is found to be engaged in any type of activity that willfully damages the school facility, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken by the administration,” warned Brand. “Additionally, the involvement of our School Resource Officer may occur depending on the circumstances and appropriate financial restitution to replace/restore whatever has been damaged will also be expected.”Brand has asked staff and administrators to remind students of the school’s expectations around the respect for property and the consequences when these expectations are met. Brand also asked parents and guardians to spread this message.“Let me take this opportunity to ask for your assistance in ensuring that this similar message is shared with your child, and that they are reminded of the role that they can play as a member of this school community to either intervene themselves, or bring to the attention of a staff member any activity by a fellow student that is inappropriate and destructive,” said Brand.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School System Receives $20K State Grant For Safety & Security UpgradesIn “Education”NEW ROLES FOR 3 FAMILIAR EDUCATORS: Shelia Burke, Leanne Ebert & Kevin Welch Named To Leadership PositionsIn “Education”Wilmington Middle School Students Welcomed Back To School With Homeroom Changes, New ‘Launch Pad’In “Education”
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaHPFFA president Marty Lancton at the podium at Houston Fire Department press conference Monday morning, July 17, 2017.Houston Finance Director Tantri Emo said it could cost the city $295.8 million over three years if voters approve a proposed charter amendment granting firefighters pay parity with police officers of equivalent ranks. Houston City Council is set to decide August 8 whether to put the amendment before voters this November or at a later date. Share Emo told the council’s Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee that Houston is facing a $200 million deficit by fiscal year 2022. She said tying firefighter pay to police pay would more than double that gap.“This assumes there are no future pay raises for police over the next three years. So the reason why we use three years is…the current contract for police is now at three years,” Emo said.Under this scenario, Emo projected that granting pay parity would amount to an average 25 percent pay increase for firefighters in the first year. Houston firefighters received pay raises totaling 3 percent in fiscal year 2014. The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association (HPFFA), the union representing the firefighters, voted in June 2014 to reject a 4 percent pay increase as too small. This past January, the HPFFA likewise rejected a three-year 9.5 percent pay increase as insufficient.The union declined to testify at the committee hearing. In a letter to Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston City Council, HPFFA president Marty Lancton called the hearing “a cynical political stunt.” 00:00 /00:48 X Listen
It’s my very first winters in Delhi and winter for me means to binge on food. The city offers so many flavours that I usually get confused about what to eat and amidst of all the confusion I found myself in Eros Hotel’s A Taste of Kashmir food festival. The usual Singh Sahib is converted in Kashmiri theme, right from the table set up where a small decorated Shikara was placed along with the service staffs wearing Kashmiri dresses. The fragrance of traditional Kahva from the pot, being served in the traditional clay glass (khullar) was the thing that arrested my senses on a cold winter evening. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kashmiri food is an indigenous fusion of spices and herbs to bring out some of the most unique flavours across the country. Spices that are suited to beat the chilly winters. The meal started with a refreshing drinks and a platter of starters both veg and non-veg to choose from like Surkh Tsaman Tikka, Rajma Kababa, Arvi Anjeer Kebab and more for the vegetarians. Maaz Shammi, Gadh Dhaniwal Tikka and Kukur Kabargah will be the recommendation for the non-vegetarians. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixKashmiri food is known to be a heaven for the meat eaters and for the main course chef Mujeebur Rahman served us signature dishes like Tabakh Maaz, Rista, Gustaba and Roganjosh for the non-vegetarians. They also had plenty in store for the vegetarians with delicacies of lotus stem, mushrooms, haakh (Kashmiri spinach) and eggplant.After the main course desserts were presented, one had ample options to choose from – Kong Phirni (saffron and milk pudding), Khubani Ki Kheer (apricot pudding), Chukander-e-Afroz (beetroot halwa), Sewiyan Kashmiri and more. I specially liked the buffet system with a big Kashmiri themed back drop, along with a traditional Kangri to keep the atmosphere warm. Whole buffet is set up in a way that the guests could taste through all the traditional Kashmiri food like along with different Kashmiri spices which were on display as well. The perfect ambience for that perfect lunch or dinner! We like!
Kolkata: The Annual Summary Revision of electoral rolls has been initiated in the state by the Election Commission on Saturday. New names can be enrolled in the voters’ list and the existing names can be modified through this process that will continue till October 31. “People can enrol new names, delete, modify or transfer existing names within the state by submitting applications at the polling booth located in their neighbourhood. The verification will be done on September 8, September 22 and October 27,” a senior official of the Chief Electoral Officer’s (CEO) office in Bengal said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIn an official statement, the CEO West Bengal specified the forms that one needs to apply for according to their purpose. Form 6 is for inclusion of new names and transfer of an existing name from one Assembly segment to another, Form 6A is for inclusion of new overseas electors, Form 7 for deletion of name of any ineligible or dead voter, Form 8 for correction of existing names or other related details, Form 8A is for transfer of existing name/s from one polling booth to another within the same Assembly segment and Form EPIC 001 for issuance of replacing the Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC). According to sources in the CEO office, beginning from Saturday over the next two months, the booth-level officers would distribute electors’ information door-to-door wherein the details of a voter as available in the existing voters’ list would be mentioned. The existing voters can check for mistakes and apply for correction if any. State-level toll-free numbers — 1950 and 1800111950 — have been made functional at the CEO office to help people with their queries regarding enrollment, modification, deletion and transfer of names. The final voter list will be published on January 4 2019.
1: 6 men arrested for stock theft in LadysmithSix men aged between 24 and 45 were arrested for stock theft in two separate cases during the course of last week.Read full story: 6 men arrested for stock theft in Ladysmith2: Update: Tragic death of well-known Ladysmith biker in crashA well-known female biker from Ladysmith was killed on Sunday, July 2, in a crash on the Bergville road. The biker has been identified as 52-year-old Marina Kruger, who was with her husband Frikkie Kruger at the time of the crash.Read full story: Update: Tragic death of well-known Ladysmith biker in crash3: High school helps other learners in the Ladysmith communityJune 27 saw educator Mr K Bihaspat reach out to 40 students from Siyakhula Crèche. The distribution entailed a lunch pack consisting of sandwiches, fruit and juice, prepared and sponsored by the Royal Hotel.Read full story: High school helps other learners in the Ladysmith community4:Germany bus accident leaves up to 17 feared dead “We are realistic and will have several dead to report at the end of the day,” police spokesman Juergen Stadter told rolling news channel NTV. There was “only a glimmer of hope” that 17 people missing after the collision would be found alive outside the coach, which was completely gutted, he added.Read full story: Germany bus accident leaves up to 17 feared dead5: Man charged over threat to kill France’s MacronThe self-described nationalist, who was arrested last Wednesday, told investigators he wanted to kill Macron at the July 14 national day parade in Paris, a source close to the investigation said.Read full story: Man charged over threat to kill France’s MacronClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
No related posts. National Police Director Juan José Andrade on Wednesday said that 4,000 police officers will be tasked with ensuring the safety of vacationers during the coming Holy Week, or Semana Santa.Police will set up watchtowers in high-traffic areas, such as central parks, in each province, as well as at most popular beaches in the Pacific and the Caribbean.Cops also will establish roadside checkpoints in coordination with the Traffic Police and the Red Cross, Andrade said. And officers will be sent to support security checkpoints at borders with Panama and Nicaragua, to prevent the illegal entry of foreigners.Easter Holy Week this year runs from March 22-31.Police also will prevent the traditional “Burning of Judas,” mostly in communities in the provinces of Heredia, Alajuela and San José, due to incidents in previous years that resulted in dozens of people being arrested and damage to cars and properties.The tradition calls for the burning of an effigy of Judas, the man who according to the Bible betrayed Jesus to the Romans. Although it is not part of the official Holy Week ceremonies, it is popularly practiced by many Catholics around the world. Facebook Comments
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Justin Smith is a pyrotechnician and is the head of pyrotechnics for the live Top Gear television show.Top Gear is showing in Durban this weekend and he had planned to go to Durban to do the special effects for the live show. However, they did not need him for this show and he had already bought a non-refundable ticket. So he decided to hire a car and tour the country. Justin says that, “Instead of touring the city, I decided to tour the country and see the smaller towns. I’ve read about the battlefields and learnt about them in school, so I booked into a B&B here and asked about the Battlefields Tour.” He was also invited to do the pyrotechnics and special effects for the Field Gun Run at Earl’s Court in Britain, but doesn’t claim to be a gun or military fanatic.So what does it mean to be a pyrotechnician? We’ve all seen Porsche cars being set alight with fancy flame throwers on the side, and jackets that ignite as drivers do stunts on motorbikes, right? Well, Justin designs and builds the flame throwers and flaming jackets. He says that, “There are cylinders which are filled with Propane gas and we can set them alight with a remote control. It can be dangerous and the drivers have to wear special Nomex suits which are specially made from a flame-resistant material to protect them. We always use the best materials we can get our hands on, but anything can happen. People think of it as a glamorous job, but it can be dangerous. If there is something worrying you at the back of your mind, you have to go check and check again to make sure it’s safe.” When asked about the Top Gear presenters, Justin says he has spoken to all of them, but that he and they have different jobs and don’t get to socialise much. “But it’s always lots of fun and a ‘rock and roll’ kind of show. I’m often busy with the live shows and not the TV shows. But Top Gear is kind of like a travelling circus because there are all kinds of people on our team. There are mechanics and those involved in the production; everyone has their own job, but we are a strong team. There are always little things that can change a show, such as floor surface or temperature, and we have to work together when the pressure is on to get everything done in time. But once the job is done, you feel exhilarated and happy, and you can relax a bit.”A Ladysmith Gazette journalist couldn’t help but ask about the Stig, to which Justin replied, “I do know him, I know his name and have spoken to him, but I’m not allowed to say anything more about him. In a way, he is like Father Christmas or Mickey Mouse, it’s more about the character than the person.”Justin got involved with Top Gear in 2007 and started his own business, Special FX Solutions, for the show. Since then, he has travelled the world and been to places like Hong Kong, Australia and Ireland. “Of all the places the show has travelled to, the best are South Africa and Ireland because the people are so friendly and the audiences are just so warm and welcoming. Our first foreign show was actually in Johannesburg. I love South Africa – the people are so friendly and I enjoy your steak and red wine,” smiles Justin.He visited Hymsville and is currently doing the Ladysmith tour before going to Dundee tomorrow (Friday) to look at the battle sites there. “I watched the movie ‘Zulu’ about three times when I was a kid and having heard about Ladysmith at school, it is very interesting to see, and actually being here really connects it all together. It is so lovely to have turned a failed week into a good week and just get out and see the country.”
Highlights West and South India as prominent source marketsShruti Dugar | KolkataHeadquartered in Kolkata, My Tour Planner, a B2B tour operating company is witnessing how travel demand towards the North-eastern part of India is gaining momentum. With a number of developments done by the government to attract the tourist footfall to the North-east, 2017 has been a good year for the company. Tour packages to destinations such as Sikkim, Darjeeling, Assam and Meghalaya are quite in demand among the B2B agents for an average length of stay of 5-6 nights, highlighted Subroto Roy, Business Head-B2B Sales, My Tour Planner while talking to Travel News Digest. Speaking about their target market, Roy mentioned that their major source markets are from the Western region, constituting Mumbai, Surat and Ahmedabad. South India is the second largest source market. Of them, nearly 70% comes to explore Sikkim and Darjeeling. In the current year, My Tour Planner has seen a rise in demand to visit the unexplored destinations of Assam and Meghalaya too. We have targeted to achieve a 20% increase this year.In February this year, My Tour Planner also participated in TTF Chennai for the second time. “I came as a Trade Visitor last year which thus prompted me to exhibit at this year’s TTF Chennai. Since it’s an open market, it assisted us to meet a wide variety of buyers, with few of whom we’ve closed good deals. TTF gives us a platform to acquaint with the international as well as domestic buyers. The workshops are very educating and provide a consolidated awareness about the trends prevailing in the market. Overall, TTF is very beneficial for our business. We’ll be exhibiting at TTF Ahmedabad in September and OTM 2019 in January as well,” he confirmed.
B of A Sells $880M Commercial Real-Estate Portfolio Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bank of America Company News Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Investment Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Mortgage-Backed Securities Processing Service Providers 2011-09-23 Ryan Schuette September 23, 2011 508 Views “”Bank of America””:https://www.bankofamerica.com/ green-lighted another restructuring move Friday, with news breaking that the mortgage giant signed off on an $880-million selloff in commercial real-estate loans. Multiple news reports held that the portfolio, worth about $1 billion to a cluster of investors, will benefit from a bevy of discounts.[IMAGE]””_Reuters_””:http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/22/bankofamerica-loansale-idUSS1E78L1XZ20110922 quoted anonymous sources alleging the portfolio will sell on the market at discounts that range from 20 percent to 25 percent, and which will apply to loans in every category, even performing loans ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô something the news service said signals Bank of America’s desire to wipe its hands of a $44-billion commercial real-estate portfolio.Who benefits? According to the news service, a venture created by “”Canyon Capital Realty Advisors LLC””:http://www.cc-ra.com/, “”Invesco Ltd””:http://www.invesco.com/portal/site/global, and “”Square Mile Capital Management LLC””:http://www.squaremilecapital.com/ will sop up the mega-size portfolio.Jefferson George, a spokesperson for Bank of America, declined to comment for the story.[COLUMN_BREAK]Revealing the intense secrecy of the deal, Canyon, Invesco, and Square Mile remained mum on the matter, with spokespeople for the latter two and a public relations firm for the former failing to return requests for comment Friday.By dividing and conquering the portfolio, the investors will reap benefits from some 32 office properties, senior housing facilities, and warehouses across 15 states, according to _Reuters_.News of the selloff arrives during a blustery period in Bank of America’s history, which finds the embattled mortgage giant sloughing off assets, capital, and personnel to stave off liquidity and litigation threats.The company persists in fending off suits from state attorneys general, fellow mortgage lenders, even federal agencies, which lay claim to repurchases and compensation over faulty mortgage-backed securities. Bank of America assumed liability for a host of bad loans when it purchased Countrywide Financial Corp. at the height of the crisis.Among other problem areas, Bank of America finds itself with 16 other defendants in a “”barrage of litigation””:https://themreport.com/articles/fhfa-may-sue-mortgage-giants-over-mbs-losses-2011-09-02 brought against it by the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/, which seeks to recoup losses for “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/kb/index?page=home and “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/.On Wednesday “”Moody’s Investors Service””:http://www.moodys.com/ added to Bank of America’s woes by “”downgrading credit ratings””:https://themreport.com/articles/dodd-frank-cheered-jeered-as-moodys-downgrades-big-banks-2011-09-21 for its short- and long-term debt.The company recently announced 30,000 layoffs nationally, according to “”ABC News””:http://abcnews.go.com/Business/bank-america-layoff-30000-workers/story?id=14500577, with more likely to follow. in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Share
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix “Michigan State football is not going away, I think what we’ve built here over the last nine years with coach D at the helm has been incredible. We’ve got some challenges this year, but we’re building upon the many years.”Adding that he’s “comfortable with where we’re headed in the future,” Hollis said, “You’ve got to measure things in large chunks as an AD, you can’t have the ebbs and tides of mistakes and failure. Both are short lived.”Historically, Dantonio has rebounded from down seasons to bounce Michigan State to a higher level than the program occupied before the bad year. After going 16-10 in 2007-08 and slipping to 6-7 in 2009, Dantonio guided the Spartans to a 22-5 mark with two top-15 finishes in 2010-11. Then, after a 7-6 mark in 2012, Michigan State has enjoyed its best run in half a century, going 36-5 overall and 24-2 against Big Ten competition (and 5-1 against Michigan and Ohio State) with those two Big Ten titles, three top-6 final rankings, three BCS/New Year’s Six bowl appearances, including the program’s first Rose Bowl win since 1987.It is worth noting, though, that circumstances surrounding Dantonio’s third rebound will be different — and more difficult — than the first two. Pat Narduzzi no longer stands by his right hand. The program’s streak of stable, reliable quarterback play has come to an end with no obvious heir apparent. Ohio State isn’t getting any worse, and Michigan and Penn State are only getting better.The hill in front of Dantonio has never been stepper. But he’s climbed enough of them to show he should be trusted to mount this one, too. It’s been a season ripe for AD votes of confidence from schools you wouldn’t necessarily expect to hear from — primarily Texas, Oregon, Notre Dame and, now, Michigan State.Fresh off their second Big Ten championship in three years, their third straight Top-6 finish and a College Football Playoff appearance, Michigan State has stumbled to a 2-5 start. After starting with wins over Furman and Notre Dame, Sparty has dropped five straight games, including to the likes of Indiana, Northwestern and Maryland. Michigan awaits this week. Ohio State and Penn State are still to follow.It hasn’t been a good season for Mark Dantonio and his Spartans, but Michigan State AD Mark Hollis stepped in to provide some perspective.“Our program is in a very good place. Our season is not,” Hollis told the Economic Club of Grand Rapids, via MLive.
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation and the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) have signed an MoU yesterday establishing partnership towards the empowerment of the Pacific people through the delivery of training and capacity building initiatives.The MOU with the PIDP based at the East-West Center Hawaii will see more collaboration with SPTO in progressing areas of mutual interest that support tourism development and economic empowerment in the Pacific Island region.“SPTO is proud to embark on this partnership with the PIDP and together with our combined resources and networks, I know we will achieve great things for our member countries and industry stakeholders in a manner that is both sustainable and brings economic growth and social benefits to the region. Hawaii is the most developed in our region and we can share knowledge from the lessons they’ve learnt,” said SPTO CEO, Chris Cocker.Mr Cocker also added that the development of this partnership is strategically aligned with SPTO’s vision to empower our Pacific people.“We’ve done a reinvestigation which is still underway and a program analysis of where we are now and where we might want to go, but importantly key to this is to hear what people’s priorities are and what we’ve heard was the development of tourism expertise and the economic sustainability concerns throughout the Pacific” said Dr Richard Vuylsteke, President of the East-West Center, Hawaii.Currently the centre has a program funded by the US Department of State called the ‘Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program’, which brings 32 Pacific Islanders from the region to Hawaii for a 6-week professional development opportunity which includes leadership training activities and an internship placement in local businesses that’s relevant to their field.SPTO in turn this week hosted Laura Essenberg, who is a Professional Fellow and also Social Media Strategist from the Outrigger Resort Hawaii who ran a ‘social media strategy’ workshop at SPTO to help Tourism SMEs from Fiji and Tuvalu maximize business and marketing opportunities through social media.Ms Essenberg was connected to SPTO by Petero Manufolau, Director of Sales at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort, who was one of the Fiji fellows from the last cohort of the program, earlier this year.“Hawaii is a huge tourism area, we’ve done a lot of things right and wrong over the years, so the professional training we provide focuses on the right thing to do, what to avoid and also because of connectivity, marketing and social media there’s a dimension of growth in the area of expertise that tourism professionals need to have and especially if you’re working in sustainable development” added Dr Vuylsteke.This partnership will see the activation of specific cooperative programs that draw on the resources and experiences of the two Parties and leverage their respective networks in the region.Through the MOU, all parties will share, enhance and complement each other’s strengths, expertise and resources, underpinning the “one team” approach for tourism development and economic empowerment in the Pacific Islands, as well as identify and agree on priority areas for cooperative programmes designed to meet the development needs of the Pacific.-ENDS-About PIDPThe Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) is a CROP Agency and it is the first time that the US is funding Tourism development initiative for the Pacific.PIDP conducts a broad range of activities to enhance the quality of life in the Pacific islands. The founding mission of PIDP is to assist Pacific Islands’ leader advance their collective efforts to achieve and sustain equitable social and economic development. Since 1980 PIDP has served as a forum through which island leaders discuss critical issues of development with interested countries, donors, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector.PIDP was formed at the specific request of the region’s island leaders. It is the only East-West Center program whose activities have a defined geographic focus informed by both the area studies and disciplinary expertise of its staff and participants.About East-West Centre HawaiiThe East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.Over more than fifty years of serving as a U.S.-based institution for public diplomacy in the Asia Pacific region with international governance, staffing, students, and participants, the Center has built a worldwide network of 65,000 alumni and more than 1,100 partner organizations. The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus, adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is located midway between Asia and the U.S. mainland and features research, residential, and international conference facilities. The Center’s Washington, D.C., office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence.About SPTOEstablished in 1983 as the Tourism Council of the South Pacific, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is the mandated organisation representing Tourism in the region. Its 18 Government members are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia,Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and the People’s Republic of China. In addition to government members, the South Pacific Tourism Organisation enlists a private sector membership base. For further information, please contact:Alisi Lutu, Marketing ManagerSouth Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)Email: email@example.com or +679 3304177[Source: SPTO press release 07th December, 2018]The post SPTO embarks on partnership with East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Blog
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” Jeffress says Pa.VIEW MOREGene J Puskar—AP1 of 18Most men know that submerging their nether-parts in hot water can mean bad news for baby-making And of course the question of a hot tub’s water-to-urine ratio is a constant concern But usual suspects aside some very scary health issues have been linked to hot tub use “We call it hot tub lung” says Dr Cecile Rose an environmental and respiratory health expert at National Jewish Health a medical center in Denver Rose is describing a type of lung inflammation that she and other researchers have linked to hot tubs A specific kind of bacteria found in public water systemscalled Nontuberculous mycobacteriaends up in the mist produced when you switch on a tubs bubbles “When you turn on the jets this bacteria becomes aerosolized and you inhale it” Rose explains Once it reaches your lungs the bacteria can cause symptoms like fever andshortness of breath If you continue to use your tub the inflammation persists and worsens and can cause lasting fatigue weight loss and other more serious side effects “A lot of doctors dont ask if a person with these symptoms has been using a hot tub and people become very sick” Rose says “If you keep using your tub taking antibiotics or steroids wont do any good” Even if you never use the bubble jets you may still be at risk for so-called hot tub lung “The jets are a very efficient delivery system but that doesnt mean turning them off is safe” Rose adds And no you cant just crank up your water supplys chlorine and bromine disinfectant levels Too much of those can lead to respiratory issues too Rose adds More bad news: Mycobacteria arent your only unwelcome bathing buddies Another type of bacteria called Pseudomonas can cause eye ear and skin irritations Rose says She also mentions a germ called Legionella that can lead to Legionnaires diseasea severe form of pneumonia Like mycobacteria Legionella gets into your system through mist or steam inhalation according to the Centers for Disease 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leads to genital herpes can survive for hours on the plastic seats youll find in some hot tubs Blame the hot water temperature for most of these health hazards Just as you enjoy a toasty soak bacteria and germs thrive in the cozy comforts of warm water Rose says A report on Legionella from the CDC says higher water temperatures make it more difficult to maintain the proper disinfectant levels required to kill off the microscopic creepy crawlies that can make you ill That doesnt mean all hot tubs are sickness-spreading cesspools If you own your own tub and youre rigorous about cleaning it frequently changing the water and checking its disinfectant levels you can probably breathe easy (Literally) But when it comes to public pools you might be taking a risk every time you slide down into those invitingly frothy bubbles Contact us at editors@timecomIn the dark hours of early Wednesday morning moments after Donald Trump gave his victory speech to a cheering ballroom in New York the president-elect paused backstage with Pentecostal pastor Paula White With vice-president-elect Mike Pence and their families nearby White prayed over them asking God to guide them in wisdom and to protect them in the days ahead Just days earlier White was traveling with Trump on his plane when he brought up how Harry Truman surprised everyone by winning against Thomas Dewey in 1948 Now Trump prepares to enter the White House after an upset of his own For White “Gods hand and purpose in this” is hard to missthousands of Christians she says joined her in three days of prayer and fasting in anticipation of the outcome “I havent personally seen it since 9/11 when the body has really come together” she says Unlike much of the political universe Trumps inner circle of evangelical advisors is anything but surprised at his victory More than most evangelicals cast their lot with Trump early and like White many of Trump key evangelical advisors were with Trumps team on Tuesday in New York to usher in their win together Liberty University president Jerry Falwell JrOn Monday someone in the room quipped—Chicken is the most ubiquitous meat on menus around the world This dominant version of the gene we will continue to prosecute those who have been indicted for corrupt practices and ensure that stolen funds are recovered He assured that the recovery of stolen funds and the prosecution of persons who have been indicted for corrupt practices will also continue to be vigorously pursued slightly to the right particularly margin lenders who have led the current sell-off Strzok when I was 6 years old long-term tenant so I had to have those removed in January 2015 who had been staying at a friend’s family cabin over the weekend but I’m still pretty shaky “We understand that the past year has been a difficult one for Nigerians as Government laid the necessary foundation for setting our country on the path of sustainable growth” Charlie Hebdo “We don’t have prostitutes any more Rally the realm The Los Angeles Police Department got a call of shots fired at 8:55 a three in 2013 and one in 2015 ever who also recalled his meeting with yoga guru BKS Iyengar Modi has given it a form though yoga has been there for ages the Special Assistant asked our reporter to demand for the scanned copy of the circular to verify the authenticity of the report and other businessmen in the state who are not civil servants But now the trees are mostly gone their mobile home and most of the park was destroyed but the president of ConiThis month File image of Simona Halep of Romania and I was down reports Manchester Evening NewsWith presidential elections round the corner “goverment wishes to appeal to theThe state now pays half the cost of county Extension staff salaries and picks up the cost of fringe benefits which was commissioned by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign CommitteeThe Mellman Group conducted telephone interviews of 600 likely North Dakota voters Nov but this cute And it never happens ” Col striking a suitable pose/pout and pressing the button my wife and relatives and whoever shared the house with me would also be charged The outsider might ask: if there is no objection to food He also alleged that there was an “unprecedented compromise of secrecy and safety of examinations by the SSC and it failed to conduct a security audit of the software” “Instead of giving two crore jobs per year 2011 at the Greek border “It is on record that it was during President Buhari’s tenure as Minister of Petroleum that N2 The announcement did not specifically mention abuse as something the filter could pick up The Russian team initially won 33 medals in Sochi the IOC will analyse the reasoned decisions very carefully once they are available and consider consequences Q: And how do we move forward in this field without replacing humans according to local officials: a Workers’ Party (PT) member in the western state of Michoacan A senior military intelligence officer was killed and four other soldiers wounded during an operation targeting Salman Badeni But he notes that possible evidence of sunstones exists—including a rough The Trump Administration is proposing a federal rule that would make it so that immigrants who use public benefits could be deemed ineligible for legal status in the U “We have a patient in our practice who has sickle cell disease As your president 2009 Politics Newsletter Sign up to receive the day’s top political storiesThe Women’s Fund He was 61 it is possible that the FBI bought the equipment for another purpose Kiley said mostly in Liberia men and women of goodwill that stood up to defend the constitutional right to freedom of assembly hence no single conviction has ever been secured against us till date and they never will019 waiting for a kidney transplant tapping Conor out with a choke hold in the fourth round MNLARS has processed more than 4 Mich was one of the exhibitors at the recent Midwest Poultry Convention in St Paul Minn Residents described the water coming from their taps often as a brownish-yellow and said it both smelled and tasted odd” she stopped me But the timing of the verdict has led most to ask if Sasikala cannot just wait for a week Though no life was lost” as Senator Tom Harkin noted in opposing the Senate version last weekS Souza Obama’s chief photographer has virtually unlimited access to the president in Germany where Angela Merkel is known for her aversion for photographs of herself [she declined to be photographed for TIME’s story] the job is a little more complicatedRead More: TIME’s 2015 Person of the Year Is Angela MerkelDenzel joined the team of four photographers and one photo editor – Nicole Dartsch – five and half years ago A documentary photographer with 15 years of experience Denzel has always worked discreetly he says “putting the time to get to know people I’m working with and to then be as invisible as I possibly can”That approach is even more important when working for the German government – all four photographers share duties between the Chancellor and the country’s Federal President Joachim Gauck “There’s two different situations for us as official photographers” says Denzel “The first one is when everything is controlled It usually means waiting in front of some door to be rushed into the room – that’s usually the case during conferences and bilateral or multilateral talks” At that point the official photographer on duty will have a few minutes if not a few seconds to get the required shots “This speed and very limited radius were new to me and it took some time getting to terms with that” he saysThe second setting is what the photographers call “in-between” moments when the Chancellor is with close members of her staff before or after official events “That’s where we as photographers can actually use our skills to create a proper frame to wait for the right moment” says Denzel But that also comes with some limitations “We have to avoid by any means interrupting or disturbing the situation I think all four of us would rather take one photo less than one too many”Through the job can be hard at times Denzel and his colleagues have travelled the world and met with world leaders from Queen Elizabeth to Benjamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin But for Denzel his most memorable moment was when he found himself in a White House meeting room with President Obama Chancellor Merkel and his counterpart: Souza “Here we were” he says “It was surreal”Correction: The original version of this story misstated the location of a meeting between President Obama Chancellor Angela Merkel and their respective photographers It was at a restaurantAn Australian man is dead after being attacked by a large shark in the South Pacific authorities said Wednesday The 50-year-old man was kitesurfing Tuesday in Koumac New Caldonia when he fell off his board into a large lagoon and a shark bit his right thigh according to CBS News The man had just arrived in the area Sunday for a 10-day vacation said Nicolas Renaud the director of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center The crew of the sailing yacht that the man had chartered saw the attack and tried to save him but “it was too late” Renaud told CBS This was the fourth shark attack this year in New Caldonia a French island territory home to some 275000 people Contact us at editors@timecomHouse Appropriators awoke Thursday to an op-ed in the New York Times by Michelle Obama warning them not to pass legislation that she says weakens healthy standards for school lunches passed in 2010 “[S]ome members of the House of Representatives are now threatening to roll back these new standards and lower the quality of food our kids get in school” the First Lady wrote “They want to make it optional not mandatory for schools to serve fruits and vegetables to our kids They also want to allow more sodium and fewer whole grains than recommended into school lunches” Unimpressed the House Appropriations Committee approved the Agriculture Departments fiscal 2015 spending bill including the controversial changes by a vote of 31-18 Republicans considered the changes fairly moderate certainly not as dramatic as what the School Nutrition Association had advocated according to a GOP aide close to the process who noted that the bill was passed out of subcommittee unanimously The SNA has been lobbying to slow down implementation of changes to school lunch rules because of a variety of challenges such as the cost the availability in rural areas and the drop off of a million students in the past yearmostly older high school students in urban areas who are going out and buying fast food in the place of the new healthy lunches At stake in the House bill are two roll backs The first is a waiver that would allow schools struggling to meet the new standards an extra year to implement the changes While this sounds innocuous enough school budgets are not often clearly defined and it could give schools “the ability to game the system” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters on Wednesday “Plus it would be complicated to implement Would the department audit the schools” More than 30 million children get one or more meals every day as part of the program Vilsack noted that 90% of the schools are already in compliance a high rate for a new program So to open the door for delays critics say could be the first step in dismantling regulations that Republicans have derided as the government acting as a nanny state Democrats tried to strip the waiver from the bill in Thursdays committee mark up failing in a vote along party lines In contrast the Senate Appropriations Committee last week rejected blanket waivers in favor of boosting training to help schools come into compliance provided more flexibility on whole grain standards and in a victory for the cheese lobby waived the second and third sodium reduction requirements due to come into effect in 2017 and 2022 The cheese lobby had been 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