Publication du rapport provisoire du groupe de travail chargé de la stratégie

first_imgLes recommandations relatives à la stratégie provinciale du patrimoine ont été présentées aujourd’hui, le 21 juin, dans un rapport provisoire préparé par le groupe de travail chargé de la stratégie du patrimoine du Voluntary Planning Board. Le groupe de travail a formulé 49 recommandations portant sur différents enjeux qui touchent le patrimoine culturel et naturel de la Nouvelle-Écosse. “L’information reçue par l’entremise du processus de consultation communautaire a fourni aux membres du groupe de travail un excellent point de départ à partir duquel ils ont créé un plan pour l’avenir du patrimoine dans son sens le plus large”, a déclaré Maureen Reid, présidente du groupe de travail. “Nos recherches, nos rencontres avec des spécialistes en matière de patrimoine et nos discussions avec diverses populations culturelles ont également façonné nos recommandations.” Entre autres, le rapport provisoire propose la restructuration du système des musées de la Nouvelle-Écosse; un plus grand soutien financier pour le patrimoine; un plus grand soutien législatif et de plus grandes mesures incitatives pour le patrimoine bâti; une plus grande importance accordée au patrimoine de populations de cultures diverses; une nouvelle approche pour le patrimoine culturel sous-marin; des mesures de protection de l’environnement naturel; des initiatives de collecte et de préservation du patrimoine immatériel tel que le folklore et la musique; et la création d’un Conseil du patrimoine de la Nouvelle-Écosse. En mai 2005, le gouvernement provincial, en collaboration avec la Federation of Nova Scotian Heritage, a demandé au Voluntary Planning Board de consulter la population de la Nouvelle-Écosse et de recueillir l’information nécessaire pour offrir des conseils relatifs à une stratégie du patrimoine pour la Nouvelle-Écosse. Le groupe de travail considérera maintenant la réaction du public au rapport provisoire et recueillera des renseignements supplémentaires avant de présenter son rapport final au gouvernement et à la population néo-écossaise, une fois le rapport terminé. Vous pouvez obtenir un exemplaire du rapport provisoire en ligne à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/vp, aux centres Access Nova Scotia partout dans la province ou en communiquant avec le Voluntary Planning Board. Le public peut partager ses commentaires au sujet du rapport provisoire jusqu’au vendredi 1er septembre. Les commentaires peuvent être soumis par un formulaire électronique à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/vp, par courriel à l’adresse volplan@gov.ns.ca, par télécopieur au 902-424-0580, par la poste à Voluntary Planning, Bureau 600, 1690, rue Hollis, Halifax (N.-É.), B3J 3J9 ou par téléphone en composant le 424-5682 ou le numéro sans frais 1 866-858-5850. Le Voluntary Planning Board est un conseil autonome du gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui a pour mandat de faire participer les Néo-Écossais et les Néo-Écossaises à la prise de décisions concernant les questions de politiques importantes pour notre avenir.last_img read more

Replacement Nursing Home Officially Opens in Baddeck

first_imgSeniors will be able to stay in their community longer with the official opening of Alderwood in Baddeck today, July 23, the first of 13 facilities being built in Nova Scotia to replace existing nursing homes. “This wonderful facility will enable residents to receive the health care and support they need in their home community,” said MLA Maurice Smith, on behalf of Health Minister Maureen MacDonald. “It is part of government’s ongoing commitment to make life better for Nova Scotia seniors.” Alderwood, operated by Victoria County, is home to 70 residents. The facility, which overlooks the Bras d’Or Lakes, has six distinct neighbourhoods each with its own dining area and living room. Residents have private rooms and bathrooms as well as access to outdoor courtyards, patios and a walking path. It replaces a 40-year-old nursing home which had double rooms and bathrooms that were shared by residents. Alderwood reflects the province’s new design standards, which emphasize one and two-storey buildings with access to green space and homier surroundings. The design also enables couples who require nursing home care to live together in the same household. Residents have access to 24-hour nursing care and receive regular visits from a podiatrist and occupational therapist as well as physiotherapist and a dietitian. Alderwood also includes a community hall and a spiritual room. Alderwood’s design has embraced green technology. It reduces its use of potable water through low flow plumbing fixtures and water efficient appliances. A solar hot water system passively heats water for the building, reducing energy consumption. “This isn’t just a project, or a new building. This is a place that 70 senior members of our community can call home. It is a genuine investment in their quality of life, and in our community,” said Fraser Patterson, chair of the Alderwoood Board of Management. “It also represents the vision, careful planning, and hard work of many people, and we are very grateful for the tremendous results of those efforts.” The 70 beds at Alderwood are the first of 849 replacement long-term care beds that will open at 13 new facilities across the province by the fall of 2012. Alderwood employs 130 people. Access to Alderwood and other provincial long-term care facilities is available through the Department of Health’s Single Entry Access system at 1-800-225-7225.last_img read more

No charges against driver whose car struck and killed Quebec cyclist

first_imgMONTREAL – Crown prosecutors in Quebec will not lay charges against a motorist whose vehicle struck and killed a cyclist.Clement Ouimet, 18, died last October shortly after being hit as the driver attemped a U-turn.The Crown says it studied the Montreal police report into the death and concluded it would not be able to prove the driver was guilty.Ouimet’s loved ones were informed of the decision before the Crown made it public Wednesday.The police report stated the motorist, an American who was visiting Montreal, said he looked in the mirrors before attempting the manoeuvre and that he saw no cars or bicycles.A passenger in the vehicle said the same thing, while the Crown noted that an expert quoted in the police report confirmed the likelihood of that hypothesis.“The expert concluded the cyclist didn’t have enough time or distance to avoid the collision,” the Crown said in its statement.last_img read more

Latest killing of food convoy driver marks fourth loss for UN agency

Ahmed Saalim was part of a convoy of WFP-contracted trucks carrying over 600 metric tons of WFP food from Mogadishu to Bay and Bakool regions. He was shot when fighting broke out on Monday between convoy escorts and militiamen at a checkpoint near the village of Leego in Lower Shabelle region.WFP Country Director Peter Goossens noted that Somalia, which has not had a functioning government since 1991 and where millions are suffering from a combination of insecurity, drought and high food and fuel prices, is becoming increasingly dangerous at the same time as the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is on the rise.The agency is aiming to feed some 2.4 million Somalis per month for the rest of the year. “WFP food is reaching many people but our drivers are daily risking their lives to deliver it,” he said.“We send our condolences to the family of Ahmed Saalim and appeal for these killings to stop,” Mr. Goossens added.The agency is urging all parties to ensure the safe passage of humanitarian staff and assistance for the Somali people, amid worsening insecurity in much of southern and central Somalia with killings and kidnappings of aid workers.To ensure the delivery of aid to those who need it the most, WFP is still urgently seeking naval escorts for ships loaded with WFP food to protect them from piracy.Some 90 per cent of WFP food for Somalia is brought in by sea. In late June, a frigate from the Royal Netherlands Navy ended its mission escorting ships loaded with WFP food since April. 9 July 2008A truck driver delivering aid for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was gunned down in southern Somalia, the fourth such loss for the agency this year. read more

A motorcycle crash at Turkey point left a rider dead

Phillip Howard was driving on his motorcycle and veered off a bend on Spooky Hollow road in Turkey Point and crashed into a metal fence and a tree on the property of a cemetery. He was riding with a group.OPP say at this time there is no indication that he was speeding or impaired. He was wearing all appropriate riding gear.Police investigating whether he suffered a medical emergency or whether he is not an experienced rider.Kelly Botelho has more…

Asia shares Dow futures oil price sink as Trump leads in vote

by The Associated Press Posted Nov 8, 2016 10:55 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 9, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Asia shares, Dow futures, oil price sink as Trump leads in vote count HONG KONG – The increasingly likely prospect of a Donald Trump presidency roiled North American futures markets and sent Asian stocks and oil prices tumbling in Wednesday trading, setting up what was likely to be a rough ride for investors in Canada, where energy and commodity prices are key.After scoring gains earlier — when it seemed like Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton would thump her Republican foe — Japan’s Nikkei 225 index dropped a whopping 6.1 per cent, while market benchmarks in Australia, South Korea’s and Hong Kong tumbled similar amounts.Dow and S&P futures also plunged after safe-play stocks, such as utilities and phone companies, were among the biggest gainers on Tuesday as investors focused on the U.S. presidential election.Wall Street had largely seen Clinton as more likely to maintain the status quo, while viewing Trump’s polices as less clear.“Rightly or wrongly, markets are going to be concerned about a Trump victory, particularly given the potential consequences for world trade and its impact on many large companies in the U.S. stock market,” said Ric Spooner, chief analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney.“Like Brexit, the rally over the last two days increases the downside potential.”Spooner compared the situation to the sharp global market declines following the Brexit vote in which Britain unexpectedly voted to leave the European Union.Among Trump’s campaign statements that have sparked concerns are his threat to restrict immigration to the U.S., renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement that takes in Canada and Mexico and scuttle the Pacific Rim trade initiative known as TPP.Currencies, especially the Mexican peso, took a hit as Trump edged toward the winner’s circle. The peso, which had been viewed as a proxy for Trump’s chances of winning, plunged more than 11 per cent, while the U.S. dollar fell against the yen.In overnight trading, the Canadian dollar dipped more than a full cent against the greenback.Concerns about a Trump presidency spread to oil prices, which saw benchmark U.S. crude futures down $1.65 to $43.33 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.About the only winner amidst the turbulence was gold — seen as a safe haven in times of uncertainty — which soared 4.7 per cent.— With files from The Canadian Press read more

UN welcomes news of HIV baby who appears to be cured by

“This news gives us great hope that a cure for HIV in children is possible and could bring us one step closer to an AIDS-free generation,” said Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Executive Director Michel Sidibé. “This also underscores the need for research and innovation especially in the area of early diagnostics.” According to researchers, the mother was living with HIV at the time of the baby’s birth and had not received antiretroviral medication or prenatal care. The child was born prematurely in July 2010 in the state of Mississippi and due to the high risk of exposure to HIV, received a triple therapy regimen of antiretroviral drugs 30 hours after her birth and continued treatment until she was 18 months of age.When the child, now two and a half years old, was seen by professionals about half a year later, blood samples revealed undetectable HIV levels and no HIV-specific antibodies. If the findings are confirmed, it would be the first well-documented case of an HIV-positive child who appears to have no detectable levels of the virus despite stopping HIV treatment. While the toddler continues to thrive without antiretroviral therapy, UNAIDS cautioned that more studies need to be conducted to understand the outcomes and whether the current findings can be replicated.“It is potentially great news,” said the Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Anthony Lake. “This case also demonstrates what we already know – it is vital to test newborn babies at risk as soon as possible.”According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, 330,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2011 and at the end of the year, only 28 per cent of children under the age of 15 living with HIV were on HIV treatment, compared to 54 per cent of eligible adults.Data also shows that just 28 per cent of HIV-exposed babies were tested for this disease within six weeks of birth in 2010 due to the high costs of early diagnostics and limited access to services and medicines.In 2011, UNAIDS and its partners launched a global plan for the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive. Significant progress has been made and continued support and research is needed, the agency said in a news release. read more

Whose Gain Is It To Promote A Political Agenda Which Pits…

first_imgQUESTION OF THE DAYGenuine democratic society is an inclusive society which promotes representation on the promise of informed choice. This means that merit serves as the basis of selecting post bearers. Hence in running the affairs of a state term limit, knowledge and honesty, both physical and mental, must take precedence over all other criteria in selecting a representative and not ethno linguistic, religious or other parochial considerations. Anybody that departs from this principle is classified as a demagogue who aims to exploit the sentiments of groups just to become a populist who would only effect change for its sake and not to add value to the lives of the people. This trend should be carefully reviewed and addressed, otherwise society would experience many lost decades due to wrong choice based on wrong determination.last_img read more

Report Man United ready to bid €36m for Kostas Manolas

first_imgManchester United are reportedly prepared to pay up to €36m for AS Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas in JuneThe Greece international is viewed as more of an old-fashioned centre-half due to his height, speed and physical prowess.Since arriving at Roma in 2014 from Olympiacos, Manolas has established himself as a key member of the squad with 192 appearances in all competitions having been made.But Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the 27-year-old’s time at Roma looks set to come to an end soon with his release clause set at €36m, which has caught United’s interest.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.The Red Devils view Manolas as someone who will not only be able to bolster their backline, but also provide competition for Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly.However, the report adds that United will not be able to trigger Manolas’ release clause until the end of this season with Roma reluctant to sell this month.Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future at the Stadio Olimpico, however, Manolas has still made 21 appearances in all competitions for Roma this season.last_img read more

Health element of county growth plan almost ready

first_imgWho: Clark County Public Health Advisory Council.What: Community presentation on planning recommendations proposed for comprehensive growth management plan to improve the health of county residents.When: 4-5:30 p.m. April 10.Where: Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, 901 C St.Information: Clark County Public Health.After years of planning for a healthier Clark County, officials are now ready to unveil their proposal to the community and stakeholders.More than two years ago, county health and planning officials launched a collaborative effort to draft a health element for the county’s comprehensive growth management plan. In the coming weeks, county officials will share the proposal with the community, the Clark County Planning Commission and the Clark County Board of Commissioners.State law requires the county to have a growth management plan, but the plan is not required to have a chapter dedicated to health. The county has other elements in the plan that are not required by state law, such as chapters on schools and economic development.The health element is centered around the basic premise that the built environment impacts health.The health element plan is divided into eight categories: transportation; food; safety and social connections; housing; parks; climate change; environment; and economics. The plan includes literature reviews of other communities, current conditions in Clark County and recommendations for policies to promote health and minimize harm for each of the eight categories.Health department staffers have held several community forums to present health chapter information and gather feedback. A community presentation onApril 10 will be the first time the forum includes specifics on the policy recommendations aimed to improve public health, said Jonnie Hyde, healthy communities manager for the county.Prior to the community event, county staff will present the health element to the commissioners and planning commission. The planning commission will hold a public hearing on the health element at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Public Service Center.last_img read more

WHS SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT 105 Graduating Seniors Receive 165000 In Scholarships

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High School held its annual Academic Awards & Scholarship Night on Friday, June 1 in the WHS Gymnasium.The nearly 3-hour ceremony saw $165,000 in scholarships handed out to 105 graduating seniors.“This is a very special event we hold every year as we recognize our most well-deserving students for their outstanding commitment to academics, their dedication to school and community, and their proud demonstration of true Wildcat spirit,” WHS Principal Linda Peters told the crowd.“We’re so proud of these students. Not only did they meet the expectations and challenges that their high school experience presented, but they’ve achieved above and beyond, both inside and outside the classroom,” continued Peters. “We’re here tonight to commend them for their work ethic, academic achievement, and being individuals of outstanding character.”“You’re so fortunate to have grown up in a community that prides itself on giving back,” Peters told the seniors. “Some day, you may have an opportunity to give back to this very community that has provided you so much.”Businesses which presented scholarships included: Action Ambulance; Align Credit Union; Analog Devices; HUB International; interlinkONE; Lahey Health; Lowell Five Savings Bank; and Warner Babcock Institute For Green Chemistry, along with the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.Community groups which presented scholarships included: American Legion Post 136; Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 110; Friendship Masonic Lodge; Sole Sisters Running Club; Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks; Wilmington Community Fund; Wilmington Community Television; Wilmington Democratic Town Committee; Wilmington Kiwanis Club; Wilmington Rotary Club; Wilmington Sons of Italy Jr. Lodge; Wilmington VFW Post 2458; Wilmington Women’s Club; and We’re One Wilmington.Sports organizations which presented scholarships included: Wilmington Beyond TOPS; Wilmington Boosters Club; Wilmington Little League; Wilmington Touchdown Club; Wilmington Youth Hockey; Wilmington Youth Soccer; and Wilmington Pop Warner.School organizations which presented scholarships included: WHS CATS; WHS Medical Careers Club; WHS World Cultures Club; Wilmington Band Parents & Friends; Wilmington School-Business Partnership; Wilmington Strings Attached; and Wilmington Teachers Association.The Town of Wilmington, Town’s Veterans Department, Town’s Elderly Services Department, Wilmington Firefighter Union, Wilmington Police Association; and Wilmington Police Patrol Union also provided scholarships.Scholarships were offered in memory of: Tony Alonardo; Anthony Barletta; Joanne Benton; Joyce Brisbois; Laura Caira; Doug Chernovetz; George Cogan; Janet Coulouris; Christopher Crosby; Lawrence Cushing; Bob & Peg Dicey; Jonathan Fish; Kim Forte; Kimberly Jean Hall; Leo & Helen Harrington; Audrey Harrison; Don Jones; Frank Kelley; John Lucci, Sr.; Officer John Maguire; Kelli Murray; Kevin Nolan; Justin Andrew O’Neil; Carl Olsen; Claire & Herb Peterson; Ring Family; Jason Stevenson; E.H. Stuart; Barry & Marry Stuzell; Jay Sullivan; Sylvia Weiner; Hugh Wiberg; and Jack Wolfe.Academic Excellence AwardsThe Wilmington High School faculty also announced the top seniors in each department. Award winners included:Business: Nolan KaneEnglish: Jesse ValenteFamily & Consumer Science: Krista BrownHealth Dynamics: Bobby LordMath: Aditya GauthamScience: Aditya GauthamSocial Studies: Joana XingTechnology: Adele BurtonVisual Arts: Kendia NerestantWorld Languages: Brianna FerreiraZoe Marzi, Mia O’Connell, and Anna Pietropaolo received High Honors on the National Latin Exam. Vittorio Iocco (silver) and Aditya Gautham (bronze) received medals in the National Spanish Exam. Fariha Haque received an award from the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association.Fariha Haque was awarded the Paul Revere Bowl. Mia O’Connell, Marissa Lagrasso, and Adam Doucette received Marine Corp Student Awards. Jessica Moore received the Joanne Benton Dear Soldier Letter Award from iPods for Wounded Veterans.Principal Linda Peters also revealed the class’s final Top 10 rankings:#10) Dina Singh#9) Andrew Almedia#8) Mia O’Connell#7) Thomas Hogan#6) Jesse Valente#5) Gillian Lentini#4) Zoe Marzi#3) Fariha Haque#2) Aditya Gautham#1) Vittorio Iocco[Editor’s Note: Wilmington Apple apologizes for any misspellings. I was working strictly from what I *think* I heard and did not have a list of awards, scholarships or recipients.]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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch The 2019 Wilmington High Scholarship NightIn “Videos”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Wilmington High’s New 4-Week Senior Internship Program Is A SuccessIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: WHS Students Receive Awards From National Merit Scholarship ProgramIn “Education”last_img read more

City Council Delays Vote On Controversial Recycling Contract

first_img Share Davis LandMayor Sylvester Turner speaks to reporters after a City Council meeting on December 19, 2017.A $37 million recycling contract will have to wait until next year for a vote from City Council. The award is supposed to go to the Spanish-owned firm Fomento De Construcciones Y Contratas, or FCC, who beat out the city’s current recycling contractor, Waste Management.City controller Chris Brown had initially refused to sign off on the contract citing concerns with the destruction of documents from the bidding process and other restrictions on his office causing a perceived lack in transparency. Brown ultimately approved the deal, and despite sending it to City Council noted that the lack of transparency surrounding the bid and award is “of continued concern” and “erodes public confidence in the awarding of contracts.” Many council members expected the contract to pass before the 2017 holiday break, but just as the contract went up for vote Tuesday morning, council members Michael Kubosh and Steve Le decided to “tag” the item, delaying it. The move shocked members of the council who supported the contract, with one council member asking if anything could be done to proceed despite the tag. The contract will not be available to vote on before the council meets again in January.Kubosh said he hopes the delay will allow for further review of the bidding process. He said he has not been allowed to view evaluations of FCC and Waste Management, leading him to wonder about the intentions of city evaluators.  “I want to know who [the evaluators] are,” Kubosh told Houston Public Media,” how they scored, and why.” Supporters of FCC and the contract say Kubosh’s concerns are moot, asserting FCC provided the best price for their service.“As of January we will be paying Waste Management more,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner, “and the longer it takes to setup this operation as we transition it’s going to cost us more.”Turner added that he believes delaying the vote is not in the city’s best interest, citing China’s recent decision to stop the import of items to be recycled and that decision’s consequences on recycling prices.Waste Management spoke to the council during public comment stating their firm better qualified that FCC to handle the city’s recycling. Waste Management joined the City Controller in questioning the award’s transparency.last_img read more

Class XII girl commits suicide in Beniapukur

first_imgKolkata: A class XII girl committed suicide after she had a fight with her mother, who protested against her over-indulgence in a mobile phone.Tension gripped the locals after her body was found inside the house in Beniapukur. It was learnt that the victim’s elder brother gave her a mobile phone a few days ago. Ever since she got her hands on the phone, she used to remain addicted to the screen that affected her studies. The victim stopped talking to her mother after she was rebuked nearly four days ago. But the family members never expected that she would take such a drastic step. A quarrel also broke out between the victim and her mother after the latter asked her not to stop using the mobile phone as it was having an adverse impact on her studies. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAccording to police, she confined herself to her room from Saturday morning. On Saturday afternoon, again an altercation broke out when the mother rebuked her. In the evening, when the family members were away from home, the girl took advantage of the situation. She locked herself within a room and committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling with a piece of cloth. After returning home, the family members found the door locked from inside and the victim did not open the door despite repeated knocks on it. They reported the matter to the locals, who in turn informed the local police station. Police reached the house and broke open the door to find the victim hanging from the ceiling. The body was sent for the post-mortem examination. Police are investigating into all possible angles that might have caused her death. No suicide note was, however, found from her room. Police are waiting for the post-mortem report.last_img read more

IHGF declared countrys leading trade show

first_imgRakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair has been declared a leading trade show by Indian Exhibition Industry Association during the 9th edition of IEIA open seminar being held from June 13 -15, 2019 at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. The IHGF is one amongst other eight shows such as IITF, Auto Expo, Iconic Indian exhibitions, ELECRAMA, India ITME IMTEX, and Plast India declared as leading shows of India; and play a key role as a multiplier of economic growth of the Country. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIEIA open seminar is a platform to build business network, explore partnership, share knowledge, discuss concerns and address industry challenges for building a stronger industry. This year’s edition is being attended by more than 800 exhibition industry professionals from around 28 countries. Dr Anup Wadhawan, Commerce Secretary was the Chief Guest during the inauguration of the IEIA Open seminar on June 13, 2019. Commerce Secretary assured support to the exhibition sector and in particular to India Expo Centre and Mart. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKumar while receiving the award along with team of EPCH said, right since its inception in 1986, EPCH has been playing a stellar role in projecting India’s image abroad as a reliable source of inimitable handcrafted items being produced and manufactured by more than 7 million artisans and craftspersons scattered in different craft clusters of the Country. He further said that receiving the award for IHGF as leading trade show in India took him down the memory lanes when EPCH organized Indian Handicrafts & Gifts [ IHGF] for the first time. With the passage of time, the show progressed in leaps and bounds. The IHGF has been revamped, renamed as IHGF-Delhi Fair with a new theme, bigger space, grander in product display and longer in duration. Looking at the largest participation by Indian Handicrafts exhibitors, Limca Book of World Records have recognised IHGF-Delhi Fair as world largest congregation of handicrafts exhibitors under one roof. Kumar informed that IHGF-Delhi fair is playing a vital role in increasing handicrafts exports from the Country apart from providing employment to artisans belonging to weaker sections of the society. Since the inception of EPCH, numerous export promotion efforts have brought about a sea change in India’s handicrafts exports. Kumar said that credit goes to handicrafts exporting community in achieving IHGF as the leading trade show in the Country and for posing faith in the Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair for the last more than 24 years and also to the International buying community from all across the globe who year after year is increasing to visit and source the requirement of home, lifestyle, textiles, and fashion products from IHGF-Delhi Fair.last_img read more

Trump Signs Discriminatory AntiTransgender Military Directive

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Latest posts by Mark Snyder (see all) Last month, when Trump first announced his intention to institute a ban on transgender service members, over 200 LGBTQ leaders who were gathered for Equality Federation’s Leadership Conference issued a statement that featured the voices of transgender veterans. That statement from July 26th, which we reiterate today, is below:“Today’s reprehensible attack on transgender military personnel by President Trump is unconscionable. The more than 15,000 transgender Americans who serve our country today deserve nothing but respect from their commander-in-chief. Transgender service members are brave patriots, not burdens or disruptions. The Defense Department has already extensively studied readiness issues concerning transgender people serving openly, so there is no reason to believe that this policy is anything other than blatant discrimination. To every transgender person in the United States: We see you, we love you, and we will never stop fighting for you.”At the Equality Federation’s Leadership conference, members were quick to express outrage and disappointment in the President’s announcement. “The President’s statements harm brave service members and their families and damage our military,” said Rebecca Isaacs, Executive Director of Equality Federation. ”As infuriating as President Trump’s statement is, I am inspired by the transgender veterans speaking out today against this injustice.”Joanne Carroll is the President of Equality Pennsylvania’s Education Fund. She is transgender and a retired Master Sergeant of the Air Force where she served for 20 years, including time in Vietnam. “The President said he would be a best friend to our community, but day in and day out he has systematically done everything he can to disprove that. Just when transgender people were starting to feel recognized and safe enough to serve openly, he deflated that hope,” she said.Jennifer Long, a member and longtime volunteer of Garden State Equality, is a transgender veteran who served 30 years in the Army as an infantry soldier. She was awarded a Bronze Star for her service in Afghanistan. “It’s shocking and disappointing. Essentially the President is trying to fire 15,000 service members who serve in all kinds of capacities. Job security is one of the things many service members count on to provide for themselves and their families, so these statements will cause a lot of stress,” she said. Sheri Swokowski is a transgender retired Army Infantry Colonel and Vice Chair of Fair Wisconsin Education Fund. “I’m extremely disappointed and surprised that the leader of our military would think that transgender service members are not capable or worthy of serving this nation, especially since we’ve been doing so since the beginning. We’ve always been in the ranks. Every step of the way, as we’ve opened the military up, it’s exemplified how diversity adds the value of every organization. The largest employer in the nation, our military, should be an equal opportunity employer. There should be no place for discrimination in the military,” she said.Giovanni Santiago, a transgender man who volunteered with Equality Ohio in Akron to pass local nondiscrimination protections inclusive of transgender people and who served in the Air Force for three and a half years, said, “I feel like that it is a travesty that transgender individuals can no longer serve in the military. It is in no way a reflection of their ability to serve but a blatant attack on their want for authenticity. So as not only a trans veteran myself––but as someone who has worked hard for the trans veteran community––I feel it is my duty to speak out and stand up for those who are not able.”Steph White, Executive Director of Equality Michigan was a commander in the 2nd Infantry Division. “As a former military Commander in infantry divisions I learned, as all military leaders know, that soldiers come from all walks of life. But what we all have in common is the bravery to face challenges and the knowledge that we are all in the fight together. The only quality that really matters to a strong military is the tenacity and reliability of your teammates,” she said.  For more information or interview requests contact Mark Snyder, Equality Federation, mark@equalityfederation.org / 617.416.0552.Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people. From Equality Florida to Freedom Oklahoma to Basic Rights Oregon, we amplify the power of the state-based LGBTQ movement.The following two tabs change content below. Today President Trump signed an unnecessary and divisive directive that bans the military from recruiting transgender service members, and bans the Department of Defense from providing necessary medical care for current transgender service members. At press time, it is unclear if currently serving members will be able to continue since The White House has left questions unanswered.“This incredibly discriminatory move to reverse existing policy does nothing to keep our service members or our country safe,” said Rebecca Isaacs, Executive Director. “We look forward to victory in the courts, and hope that Congress will take action to block this blatant discrimination.”center_img Mark SnyderMark Snyder is the Director of Communications for Equality Federation, and he wishes you a wonderful day. 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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “That’s what I never understand sometimes about fans, they think the team stinks, but do you think those folks are playing bad on purpose? No, they want to win just as badly as we do.”While the Raiders are winless for a reason, rare is the team that goes through its season without notching a ‘W’. And though the past has next-to-nothing to do with this year’s Cardinals, the franchise has been on the wrong side of the scoreboard before in games like this.In 2004, Arizona lost to a 0-4 San Francisco team on the road. In fact, that season Arizona provided the 49ers’ only two wins of the season, with both coming down to overtime and both finishing with a 31-28 score. Going even farther back, the Cards provided the 1996 New York Jets with their only win of the season by way of a 31-21 decision in Week 9 . While neither one of those Cardinals team was as good as this year’s, the point is in the NFL anyone can be beat on any given day. The Raiders have not been far off from pulling out some victories, as three of their five losses have come by seven points or less.“It’s just the next opponent,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said, ignoring the Raiders’ record. “You look at the tape and you watch (linebacker) Khalil Mack fly around and those other guys on there, and (quarterback) Derek Carr is playing outstanding — he’s not a rookie anymore, he’s got five games under his belt, so this is a quality opponent.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories “It’s a very talented team,” Cardinals QB Carson Palmer added. “You can’t look at records; you have to look at the film. You look at the New England game and how they played in New England and the way they fought against the Chargers last week.“This is a very talented group and a group we’ve got to be at our best at.”If the Cardinals can play at their best, you’d have to think they have a good shot at leaving Oakland Alameda Coliseum with a victory. TEMPE, Ariz. — The Oakland Raiders have yet to win a game this season, though if the Arizona Cardinals want to keep them winless, they say that fact needs to be ignored.“If you let that seep in they’ll be 1-5 and we’ll be 4-2,” Cardinals defensive lineman and former Raider Tommy Kelly said. “We’ve just got to understand, they want to win. You think they’re going out there intentionally trying to lose games? The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Pharma companies warns of risks to buying meds in the north

first_imgThe pharmaceutical companies association (Sfek) warned Thursday medicines sold in the north involved risks for patients, as it voiced concern over a recent government decision to allow people living in the Republic to buy meds from the north for personal use.In a written statement on Thursday, Sfek also defended the high prices of medicines in the Republic, arguing they were set by the state through legislation.“No one else can interfere in the pricing policy and Sfek has absolutely no say in price setting,” the association said.More and more Greek Cypriots venture to the north to buy their meds where prices for many products oftentimes being 50 per cent lower if not less.Sfek criticised the government decision to allow purchases for private consumption, suggesting it violated the laws of the Republic and also cast shadows over the state’s pricing policy.“We reiterated that buying medicines from the occupied areas involves serious dangers for patients’ health and all citizens in general,” Sfek said.It said drugs were sold illegally by pharmacies which may not observe the rules for proper storage, are not subjected to EU checks and no one knows whether pharmacists have been trained to exercise the profession.“Sfek once more expresses its deep concern and stressed that patients are putting their health and even their life in danger when they obtain medicines of dubious quality that are supplied without checks by pharmacies, which operate without a permit from the official authorities of the Republic of Cyprus,” the statement said.You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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