Report: Albania 1 Wales 0

first_imgChris Gunter became Wales’ most-capped player in Elbasan on Tuesday but Ryan Giggs’ side could not mark the occasion with victory as they were beaten 1-0 by Albania.Gunter made his international bow in 2007 and the goalless friendly saw him go past Neville Southall with 93 caps, a tally the 29-year-old could significantly add to before the end of his career.A celebratory night in Cardiff might have a better way for the full-back to separate given there was very little to cheer for those fans who had made the journey.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Sam Vokes missed two glorious chances for Wales either side of the break and they proved costly as Bekim Balaj secured victory for Albania with a 58th-minute penalty.FULL-TIME | 1-0 #ALBWALA disappointing result in Elbasan as Albania claim their first win over Wales. #TogetherStronger— Wales (@Cymru) November 20, 2018Gunter’s landmark night saw Wales make a positive start but finding a way through the Albanian defence proved harder than Scotland had found three days earlier.Lively attacking duo David Brooks and Harry Wilson looked the most likely to threaten Etrit Berisha’s goal, with the latter wasting Wales’ best opportunity with a long-range free kick that drifted wide.Taulant Xhaka was lucky to stay on the pitch just before the break as he appeared to move his head towards Brooks’, but the officials only showed him a yellow card.A flowing move – started by Wilson – eventually saw Joe Allen play in Vokes, but his low shot was easily saved by the alert ​Berisha.Vokes failed again just after the restart as he proved unable to turn in Tom Lockyer’s header from a yard out, the Burnley striker somehow finding the hands of the goalkeeper.Despite dominating, Wales found themselves behind just before the hour when Wilson was adjudged to have pulled back Xhaka in the penalty area. Balaj made no mistake from 12 yards.Even the introduction of Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale could not turn Wales’ fortunes around as Giggs’s men ended 2018 with back-to-back defeats. What does it mean? Miserable end to Giggs’ first yearSince succeeding Chris Coleman in January, Giggs has overseen only three wins from nine matches, losing four of the last five. Added to that, Wales also failed to earn promotion from the Nations League as they finished second in their group with Denmark and the Republic of Ireland.Wasteful Vokes costs WalesVokes’ poor form in front of goal for Wales continued after he failed to add to the three strikes he has to his name this year. Twice he should have beaten Berisha but unerringly found the keeper.Xhaka’s a lucky boyIt may have been a friendly but Xhaka was fortunate not to see red after clashing with Brooks, the midfielder pulling his rivals leg before appearing to headbutt the Bournemouth man.Key Opta Facts- Albania recorded their first ever win against Wales, having lost one and drawn one of their two previous meetings.- Wales have won just one of their last 12 friendly matches (D3 L8), beating China 6-0 in March.- Albania scored with their first shot on target of the match, a 58th minute penalty by Bekim Balaj.What’s nextWith the next international break in March, both managers will have time to assess their options ahead of the European Championship qualifiers. read morelast_img read more

Moto E4 Plus with 5000mAh battery, Android Nougat likely to launch in India by June end

first_imgMotorola is gearing up to launch another smartphone in India. And now it is the Moto E4 Plus. Moto India has tweeted about the imminent launch of the Moto E4 Plus already. The company posted on twitter, “A dead phone is the modern-day shortest horror story. We will ensure you don’t feel #Powerless again. What’s coming next? #StayTuned.” Although Motorola didn’t confirm the “What’s coming next?”, several reports surfacing the web confirms that Moto E4 Plus is in the pipeline.A dead phone ??´ is the modern-day shortest horror story. We will ensure you don’t feel #Powerless again. Whats coming next? #StayTuned Moto India (@Moto_IND) June 22, 2017Moto E4 Plus, alongside Moto E4 was earlier launched in the US on June 12. At the US launch, reports were such that the smartphones are expected to hit the Indian shores by the end of this month, and that’s exactly what is happening. The company also claimed that they are going to launch the devices soon in select markets, which also include India. Motorola claims that both the devices are designed in a way to deliver a good battery backup, and sport an outstanding display and advanced camera set up.Moto E4 and E4 Plus successors of last year’s Moto E3 and E3 Power. In terms of display, camera, processor or battery, the newly launched devices are reportedly much enhanced and improved compared to their predecessors.In terms of specifications, Moto E4 will come with a 5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and features an elegant metal design. The device is powered by a quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 425 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD card. On the camera front, the Moto E4; is equipped with 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera, while on the front the device features a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The smartphone is further backed by a 2800mAh removable battery and runs on Android Nougat OS.advertisementAlso Read: Moto E4, Moto E4 Plus with Android Nougat launched: Full specs, prices, and details on India launchOn the other hand, Moto E4 Plus is a little bigger than the Moto E4 and sports a 5.5-inch HD with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The smartphone is powered by the same quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 425 processor, and is coupled with 2GB of RAM. On the camera front, E4 Plus features a 13-megapixel camera on the rear, and 5-megapixel front facing camera. While on the storage front, the device was lauched in two variants — one with 16GB and the other one with 32GB internal memory. Moto E4 Plus packs a massive 5000mAh battery and runs on runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.To recall, Motorola recently unveiled three new Moto devices in India, which are — Moto C, Moto C Plus and the high-end Moto Z Play.last_img read more

Kashmir’s wheelchair basketball team scores a ‘slam dunk’ despite all odds

first_imgEven Michael Jordan would envy 24-year-old Inshah Bashirs slam dunk she has scored with her doggedness and grit and she is not alone in the wheelchair basketball team from the valley.The Sher-e-Kashmir Indoor Sport Complex is abuzz with activity as a group of youngsters practise basketball on wheelchairs. They are bracing all odds and training to participate in national and international events. Some of them have already participated at the national level. Despite coming from far-flung areas of J&K, they make it a point to be on the court.Inshah was in her teens when she fell off from the third floor of her under-construction house at Beeru Budgam district in 2009 and couldnt walk anymore. Confined to wheelchair, she had slipped into depression.I was in a miserable state thinking why it happened to me. The future looked dark until I came across this game and these people [Voluntary Medicare Society Shafqat Rehabilitation Centre (VMS-SRC) Bemina, Srinagar] helped me. I got confidence that there were others too who were like me. I practiced and finally played even outside the country, she says.Farooq Ahmad, from north Kashmir, cant walk as well but he is a delight to watch. He has put behind his painful story to look at a bright future. I came across this game in 2005 and ever since I have been playing. It has given me so much. I would leave anything for these practice sessions, he says.Ahmad, one of the best in the team, was selected during the nationals held in Hyderabad. He is training hard to find a place in international events now. Some of these Kashmiri youngsters played nationals in Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad in 2015. They have also attended various workshops in Hyderabad and Chennai.advertisementThe rehabilitation centre says all of them were depressed and crying when they arrived. Gradually, the game became part of their rehab programme. Wheelchair basketball was introduced as a sport in India in 2014.The VMC-SRC decided to form a team from Kashmir and send them to participate in the nationals. Initially, seven members of the team were sent to Chennai to participate in coaching workshops who in turn motivated and trained others back home.last_img read more

New Music Monday: Volcom’s True To This – Kurt Vile

first_img How to Make a Blood and Sand Cocktail How to Make a Rum Old Fashioned How 2 Noma Alumni Brought Their Flavorful Spirits Line to the United States Take a journey through the unparalleled mental space imagined by some of Volcom’s most creative visionaries. In Chapter 2 of Volcom’s True To This, we explore the magical state of mind that lures us in and keeps us crawling back for more. This video transcendence features an exclusive live performance of Kurt Vile’s “Gold Tone” and takes a deep dive into his higher consciousness. It’s here that we also explore the meditative states of artists Travis Millard and Gemma O’Brien and careen into the minds of Volcom riders Dane Burmen, Bryan Iguchi and Ryan Burch as they explore the perfection of the cushiony dimension. Volcom was founded on the belief that there is a higher level of consciousness to be found within one’s self through the internal and external journeys that board-sports, music, art and film provide. We call these finite moments of enlightenment… ‘Spiritual Intoxication’.With that, we bring you the second installment of True to This. Editors’ Recommendations 6 Cocktail Trends You Need to Watch, According to Tales of the Cocktail Experts How to Make a Bee’s Knees Cocktaillast_img read more

Nordana Bolsters Ro-Ro Service in the Mediterranean

first_imgzoom Nordana, a multipurpose RoRo and project cargo shipping company, is adding a new Mediterranean service that is scheduled to commence operation mid June.The service is expected to further enhance the route network already in place with existing services. The Nordana Med Service will provide new connections to Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Black Sea ports, while also improving frequency on some of the major ports already serviced in Egypt, Lebanon, and Turkey.Initially the service will have a 30-day frequency with timing aligned to the Mediterranean-Americas service schedule, so that frequency on main ports will be 15 days.The service will be operated by the Nordana vessel MV Stjerneborg that was previously engaged in the Mediterranean – Americas service. The Stjerneborg has 2 x 36 tons cranes, 120 tons quarter ramp and a total of 2200 LM capacity.Nordana, May 13, 2014last_img read more

MSC Australia Express Starts London Gateway Calls

first_imgzoom The MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A Australia Express Service has started calling at DP World London Gateway Port, the UK’s newest deep-sea terminal, following changes to the service.MSC Roberta made her first stop at DP World London Gateway Port on Friday, August 7, marking the commencement of the weekly service.The service will now provide direct calls between DP World London Gateway Port, King Abdullah port in Saudi Arabia, Colombo in Sri Lanka and ports around the Australian coast.In full, the new rotation will call at DP World London Gateway Port, Antwerp, Le Havre, Fos-Sur-Mer, La Spezia, Naples, Gioia Tauro, Port Louis, Pointe des Galets, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Colombo, King Abdullah, Valencia, DP World London Gateway Port.”The Australia Express will now provide direct calls between DP World London Gateway Port and Australia, offering the fastest direct service in the market connecting Oceania with the UK and North West Continent. This service improvement will complement our competitive transit times to all other global destinations, using MSC’s vast transshipment network of services,” Kelvin Wilden, Operations Director, MSC UK, said.last_img read more

IWAI flags off vessel eyes cargo transportation hike

first_imgKolkata: Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) flagged off a container vesselM V Bhavya from Garden Reach Jetty – II on Wednesday. The initiative is aimed at increasing the cargo transportation. The container vessel, carrying 52 containers of edible oil, will reach Patna in 9 to 10 days. “This is the country’s largest movement of the vessel thorough IWAI and stands testimony to the readiness of National Waterway-1 (river Ganga) in providing a seamlessly enabled fairway,” said Pravir Pandey, chairman of IWAI, after flagging off the vessel. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaM V Bhavya, which belongs to M/S Adani Logistics Ltd, will reach its destination after covering a distance of 955 kilometers. “This movement is a step towards Blue economy. In short, this is a venture that Adani Group has taken as a challenge to revive commercial services in river,” said Vinit Kumar, chairman of Kolkata Port Trust. The vessel containing 52 containers follows earlier movements on river Ganga by a slew of cargo owners such as PepsiCo, Emami Agrotech, IFFCO Fertilizers, Dabur India. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThis apart, World’s largest Container firm Maersk Line has also moved on National Waterway -1 earlier with 16 containers from Varanasi to Kolkata in February, 2019. In the run up to the latest movement, several landmark movements have already been conducted on National Waterway-1 that include India’s first container movement (16 TEU belonging to PepsiCo) from Kolkata to Varanasi that was received by Prime Minister Narendra on November 12, 2018. However, 17 other major pilot movements have occurred on National Waterway -1 with different cargo such as stone chips, food grains, fly-ash, cement, fertilizers, wood blocks, silica sand and FMCG cargo containers.last_img read more

Air China asks Boeing compensation for MAX 8 delays

BEIJING — Air China Ltd., one of China’s three major state-owned airlines, is joining carriers that are asking Boeing Co. for compensation for the grounding of their 737 Max jetliners following two fatal crashes.An employee of Air China’s publicity department said Wednesday the carrier also has asked Boeing for compensation for disruption due to delays in delivery of new aircraft.The employee declined to give his name or details of the claim.Air China becomes the second Chinese carrier to ask Boeing for compensation following state-owned China Eastern Airlines Ltd. last month.China was among the first governments to order carriers to suspend use of the 737 Max in March following crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed a total of 346 people.The Associated Press read more

Madush and Amal Perera to be deported to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka had sought the deportation of the main accused to face charges in Sri Lanka and to be investigated over various crimes. (Colombo Gazette) All were arrested by the Dubai Police at a hotel and most of them had narcotics in their possession. According to reports Makandure Madush is also expected to be deported to Sri Lanka. Underworld leader Makandure Madush and singer Amal Perera are expected to be deported to Sri Lanka from Dubai.Notorious drug kingpin Mohommad Najim Mohammad Imran alias Kanjipani Imran and Amal Perera’s son Nadeemal Perera and four others have already been deported to Sri Lanka. read more

Torstar laying off more than 300 production and editorial employees

by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 15, 2016 6:58 am MDT Last Updated Jan 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Torstar laying off more than 300 production and editorial employees The Toronto Star’s Vaughan Printing Plant is pictured on Friday, January 15, 2016. The newspaper has said that 220 full-time employees and 65 part-time workers will be affected by a plan to sell it’s Toronto area plant and outsource the work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young TORONTO – The company that owns Canada’s largest circulation newspaper, the Toronto Star, is laying off more than 300 production and editorial employees in the latest downsizing move in the hard-hit industry.The bulk of the job losses come from a plan by Torstar (TSX:TS.B) to sell its Toronto-area printing plant and outsource the work to Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A), the country’s largest commercial printing company.The printing plant job losses include 220 full-time employees and 65 part-timers, Bob Hepburn, the Star’s director for communications, said Friday. These workers will meet with their union next week to work out termination agreements.Also Friday, 12 temporary contract employees in the Toronto Star newsroom had their contracts ended early, Hepburn said. Most worked in the Star’s tablet division.The Star hired about 70 to 80 people, mostly on short-term contracts, for the launch of its daily tablet-based publication called Star Touch.“We found that the launch has gone quite smoothly and the production is better, so … we’re ending those contracts earlier than originally scheduled,” he said.One permanent part-time employee was also laid off, Hepburn said.Paul Morse, president of Unifor Local 87-M, which represents newsroom employees at the Star, said the company is also eliminating 21 positions in the circulation department. Those employees will stop working later this year and their positions will be contracted out, he said.Hepburn later confirmed the additional layoffs, but said only 15 positions will be considered for outsourcing.The company also announced a new voluntary severance program in a memo to its newsroom employees obtained by The Canadian Press. Employees will receive details of the program on Monday, editor Michael Cooke said in an email.The switch to Transcontinental is expected to begin in July and produce about $10 million of annual savings for Torstar.The company is also looking for a buyer for its printing plant and land in Vaughan, just north of Toronto. Printing of Torstar’s papers will still be done in Vaughan, but at Transcontinental’s plant there.Torstar’s flagship Toronto Star newspaper has begun negotiating with its unions towards a transition.“Transcontinental Printing has newer, more modern presses and this decision will result in our very loyal print readers and subscribers receiving a high-quality print product with enhanced reproduction,” Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank said in a statement Friday.“This is an important step for the Toronto Star, but unfortunately it also means we will be saying goodbye to our long-time Vaughan printing plant employees.”The newspaper’s parent company, Torstar Corp., says it expects to record about $22 million in restructuring charges this year.The global newspaper industry’s transition away from print towards online publishing has been accelerating after years of more gradual change.The Toronto Star launched its Star Touch tablet app last year.It is modelled after a similar platform pioneered by Montreal-based La Presse, which stopped printing weekday editions at the end of December.Transcontinental is both a newspaper and flyer printer as well as a newspaper publisher that has also been adapting to changing market conditions resulting from the switch to digital media.The president of its printing and packaging division, Brian Reid, said in a separate statement from Montreal that the Torstar deal is positive for both companies.“This agreement further demonstrates the ongoing interest in our ability to help publishers across Canada become more efficient. This contract will also enable TC Transcontinental Printing to further optimize its capacity utilization at Transcontinental Vaughan.” read more

Paedophile stripped of his British citizenship and facing deportation to India

A paedophile who groomed and raped a 7-year old child has been stripped of his British citizenship and faces deportation to India.The man, who can only be identified as RSD, came to the UK from India in 1997 and was granted British citizenship in 2004. But in 2011 he was convicted of 23 counts of sexual abuse of  ‘a male child within the family’.The court sentenced him to 14 years imprisonment and placed him on the sexual offenders’ register for life after finding him to have groomed and raped the boy between 2003 and 2010.Now, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind, the Home Secretary has removed his citizenship on the grounds that when he applied to be a UK citizen he lied about the fact he was sexually abusing a child.The man won his appeal against that decision but a senior judge has ruled in favour of the Home Secretary, upholding the decision to strip him of his passport.Last night child abuse lawyers welcomed the ruling.Richard Scorer, a specialist abuse lawyer at law firm Slater & Gordon, said: “This decision is to be welcomed as a statement of the seriousness with which grooming is viewed by the courts. Any court decision which highlights and reinforces the penalties for this kind of  will help to send out the message that perpetrators will face serious consequences.”In February this year the Home Secretary told RSD: “Given the fact that you began your sexual offences in 2003, prior to lodging your naturalisation application, and continued to do so many years after you were granted British citizenship, you were clearly not of good character. It was only because you concealed your sexual assaults that led (sic) to your application succeeding.”Judge Pitt, sitting in the Upper Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber where he upheld the Home Secretary’s decision, said in a judgement published this month: “It is  my conclusion that the appellant obtained naturalisation in 2004 by deliberately concealing material facts.”The case follows the Rochdale child abuse scandal in which three men are facing deportation to Pakistan. Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf were among nine men jailed in May 2012 for their part in a grooming ring which plied vulnerable girls with drink and drugs so they could “pass them around” for sex.The court heard that some of the victims, who were aged in their early teens, were raped and physically assaulted and some were forced to have sex with ‘several men in a day, several times a week’.Following their conviction, Aziz, Khan and Rauf were  informed by the Home Office in 2015 that they would be stripped of their British citizenship, after which the home secretary would consider deporting them to Pakistan.But the new case extends the scope of the Home Secretary’s power by allowing the government to revoke citizenship if a pedophile has lied about the grooming of a child while undergoing the naturalisation process.  This was not the case with the Rochdale three  who had their citizenship revoked on the grounds that “deprivation is conducive to the public good because the person, while having that citizenship status, has conducted him or herself in a manner which is seriously prejudicial to the vital interests of the United Kingdom, any of the Islands, or any British overseas territory.”In 2017, 104 people were deprived of their citizenship because it was conducive to the public good. In 2016 the number was just 14.The Home Office declined to say how many British citizens have been stripped of their passports for child abuse.A Home Office spokesperson said: “Any British Citizen may be deprived of his or her citizenship if the Secretary of State is satisfied that it would be conducive to the public good. It is a power used for extreme and exceptional cases.“Deprivation on conducive grounds can be used where individuals pose a threat to national security, or have been involved in war crimes, serious and organised crime, and unacceptable behaviours such as extremism or glorification of terrorism, unless to deprive would render them stateless.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Hungary made the biggest surprise Mocsai Fantastic feeling

Fantastic night for all the Hungarian Handball Fans. Team coached by Lajos Mocsai made the biggest surprise of the Preliminary Round at EHF EURO 2012 against France 26:23.– It is a fantastic feeling to defeat such a great team as France – we all know what great work the French team do in handball. They are already qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games and have won several big titles. Ours is a young squad with few experienced players. Today I feel that the luckier team has won, which used its technical skills most effectively. I could single out only one player for his performance Nándor Fazekas, but I really feel this was a victory for the whole team – said experienced coach for the official EHF EURO 2012 website. ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2012 PR Best Individuals: The leaders are Sigurdsson and Angelov Next Story → Fantastic day in Belgrade: “Two draws, one win in the last second! Hungary handballLajos Mocsai read more

La tablette Acer Iconia Tab A510 est dévoilée

first_imgLa tablette Acer Iconia Tab A510 est dévoiléeLe fabricant d’ordinateurs et de tablettes Acer a dévoilé sa nouvelle tablette qui sera commercialisée à la fin du premier trimestre 2012 : l’Iconia Tab A510. Acer a officialisé le lancement prochain de sa tablette tactile Iconia Tab A510. Elle remplacera l’A500, un modèle milieu de gamme. Avec cette nouvelle version, la tablette gagne en légèreté, finesse et rapidité d’exécution. Elle sera équipée du système d’exploitation Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.L’Acer Iconia Tab A510 disposera toujours d’un écran WXGA de 10,1 pouces, affichant en 1280×800 pixels. Mais elle disposera désormais d’un SoC Nvidia Tegra 3 et d’un CPU quadri-cœur cadencé à 1,3 GHz, d’un GPU assurant le décodage matériel de n’importe quelle vidéo Full HD. Ensuite, la tablette bénéficie d’un Go de RAM, de 32 Go de stockage interne eMMC, d’un slot pour carte microSD, du Wi-Fi N, du Bluetooth 2.1, et d’un port micro USB 2.0.Cette tablette possèdera une autonomie record de 18 h en lecture vidéo, mais sera en revanche plus lourde que la tablette Transformer Prime, pesant 675 g et mesurant 11 mm d’épaisseur. L’Acer Iconia Tab A510 sera vendue en France courant mars au tarif public de 400 euros. Le 15 février 2012 à 19:10 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


first_imgBy Aja Musu Bah DaffehThe Gambia Red-Cross Society in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Fire and Rescue Services and National Security Council headed by the Coalition Reconciliation Council on Sunday, 22nd January, 2017 embarked on a peace trip to facilitate the coming back of the refugees in the neighbouring countries back to The Gambia free of charge.  The task force is formed in order to help and coordinate the safe coming of both Gambians and non Gambians back home that left the country due to the political impasse. The names of those who fled the country were registered to make the process of coming back easier. Some of the returnees came back unhealthy, while some suffer from diarrhea and others appear weak. At the ferry terminal, exactly at the hour 11:10AM, upon our crossing to the Banjul terminal, more than 2,000 returnees came back fatigue, hungry, agitated, sick and stranded. It was congested with vulnerable women, pregnant mothers and children who were absorbed with tiredness including the elderly and their coming back means they have confident that there is peace in the country.Buses were deployed to all the borders, Amdallai, Karang, Farafenni border Kerr Ayoub, Senoba at Soma border for the returnees by Maleh Sallah the Vice Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Fire Service also deployed buses together with the Police Force.At Karang, the United Nation High Commission for Refugees and the Senegalese red-cross team took good care of the returnees, providing them with houses and their daily meals. The people of Karang acknowledged their fellow Gambians saying that they have never complain about the food that they have been giving them and did not cause any problem for the six days they have stayed there.It was revealed that two pregnant women who fled from Gambia gave birth at the Karang health Center, one with twins and the other had one child. However it was also reported that a Gambian died at Sokone.Mr. Abdoulie Camara, a public health emergency and disaster coordinator for Ministry of health and social welfare noted that the exercise is about humanitarian preparedness and response. He said the Ministry invited their partners like the UNICEF, National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), World Health Organization (W.H.O), Gambia Red-Cross Society (G.R.C.S), that they have allocated extra ambulances to all the hospitals and major health centres both public and private to facilitate staff movement and other health workers to and from work and also boost referral services so that services will not be interrupted and also for the security of the health workers.He added that partners supported this exercise, medical and non-medical items and extra mattresses were also ositioned at the hospitals and other health centres so as to support trauma cases and other casualties.Madam Fatou B. Gaye the Secretary General for the Gambia Red-cross Society asserted that they are doing the registration for the returnees and the collaboration partners are looking at their health status especially those coming with diarrhea, fever and other complicated conditions, pregnant women were also taken care of.She revealed that some organizations helped to supply them with bottles of water for the returnees while others promised to supply water and biscuit to sustain the returnees.last_img read more

Zero new HIVAIDS cases not ambitious say TCI Prevention Unit

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Dec 2015 – Getting to zero is the new TCI initiative as the world moves towards no more new cases of HIV and AIDS. The HIV Prevention Unit in the Turks and Caicos joined with DEMA and Big Blue to plant 17 mahogany trees with the help of students from 17 schools. We asked if the stride to get to zero was too ambitious. “It is not impossible, once there is life, there is still hope. Noting is impossible but in order to get to zero we have to work towards that.” World Aids Day is held every December 1st and this year marked 27 years since the commemoration first started. Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Related Items:big blue, dema, HIV Prevention Unit, tree planting, World aids day Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016last_img read more

Research shows total pay falls by 04

first_imgTotal pay, including bonuses, fell by 0.4% in real terms for employees in Great Britain between February-April 2016 and February-April 2017, according to research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Its UK labour market: June 2017 report, also found that regular pay, excluding bonuses, fell by 0.6% in real terms between February-April 2016 and February-April 2017. This is the lowest growth rate in Great Britain since June-August 2014.In nominal terms, which have not been adjusted for consumer price inflation, total pay increased by 2.1% between February-April 2016 and February-April 2017. This is lower than the 2.3% growth rate recorded between January-March 2016 and January-March 2017. The annual growth rate for total pay, in nominal terms, has not fallen below 2.1% since October-December 2015.Regular pay in nominal terms increased by 1.7% between the three months to April 2016 and the three months to April 2017, which is less than the 1.8% growth rate between January-March 2016 and January-March 2017. In nominal terms, the annual growth rate for regular pay has not been lower than 1.7% since August-October 2014.Average total pay, including bonuses, was £502 a week in nominal terms before tax and other deductions from pay for employees in Great Britain in April 2017. This compares to £497 a week in April 2016. Average regular pay, excluding bonuses, was £472 a week in April 2017, increasing from £464 a week in April 2016.In real terms, which have been adjusted for consumer price inflation, average total pay for employees in Great Britain was £487 a week in April 2017, before tax and other deductions from pay. Average regular pay in real terms, excluding bonus payments, was £458 a week in April 2017, before tax and other deductions from pay.Average total pay for employees in Great Britain, in nominal terms, increased by 33.5% between January 2005 and April 2017, rising from £376 a week to £502 a week. Over the same time period, the Consumer Prices Index, including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH), increased by 31.8%.Mariano Mamertino, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) economist at Indeed, said: “For several months, and throughout the election campaign, the greatest concern over the labour market has shifted from those who are out of work to those who are in work, and how their living standards are being steadily squeezed.“The reason is pay rises are no longer just being outpaced, but left behind, by accelerating inflation. Consumer prices have risen by 2.9% in the past 12 months, yet by April average wages were creeping up at just 1.7% a year. That gaping mismatch will inevitably morph from a source of pain for [employees] into a threat to the wider economy. Real wages aren’t just falling, they’re stuck in reverse, and this risks undermining Britain’s increasingly fragile economic growth.”Ian Brinkley, acting chief economist at the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), added: “The figures confirm that real wages have fallen again, the third month in a row, as measured by average weekly earnings.  The sharp fall in earnings growth is remarkably broad-based, which is due to a combination of persistently low productivity growth and a fall in confidence among employers about the future prospects for demand in the UK economy.“The only sustainable solution to weak pay growth is to address the fundamental cause, which is the UK’s poor productivity performance. The new government should not allow the current short-term political uncertainty and looming Brexit negotiations to distract from the need to address key issues, such as managerial quality, skills development for the whole workforce, and work organisation and progression. We hope that the Queen’s Speech will include a commitment to draw up a new long-term productivity plan based on consultations with a wide range of industrial and professional organisations and trade unions, including a clear focus on the workplace.”last_img read more

Vacant home catches fire in NWMD

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – An unoccupied Northwest Miami-Dade home caught fire, Friday morning.The home, located near Northwest 77th Street and 13th Avenue, was empty at the time of the fire.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Week In Review 12821

first_imgFriday 2/1Audio PlayerFriday-0201.mp3VmFriday-0201.mp300:00RPdBorough Requests An Additional Seat On Advisory Gas Project Board, President Issues Disaster Declaration For 7.0 Earthquake, Murkowski, Sullivan Reintroduce GE Salmon Labeling Bill Thursday 1/31Audio PlayerThursday-0131.mp3VmThursday-0131.mp300:00RPdBorough Still Owes Legal Fees From Invocation Lawsuit, Residents Are Noticing An Extra Charge On Their Amazon Receipts, One Injured In Four Vehicle Collision On K-Beach Rd Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Wednesday 1/30Audio PlayerWednesday-0130.mp3VmWednesday-0130.mp300:00RPdAlaska Governor To Propose Constitutional Amendments, North Slope’s Rig Count Will Reach A 20-Year High, Kenai Peninsula United Way Has Officially Closed Its Doorscenter_img Monday 1/28Audio PlayerMonday-0128.mp3VmMonday-0128.mp300:00RPdWhat’s The Plan To Prevent Further Rockslides On The Seward Highway?, Hilcorp Works To Fully Decommission Drift River Terminal, Seavey Announces He Will Not Race In The Iditarod For Second Straight Year Tuesday 1/29Audio PlayerTuesday-0129.mp3VmTuesday-0129.mp300:00RPdGovernor Dunleavy Requests Repeal Of Education Funding, City Officials Request BOF Rescind Decision, Reschedule Votelast_img read more

Lakehead school reopening order stayed for 10 days

first_imgFile PhotoThe Supreme Court on Sunday extended a stay order for 10 more days on the High Court order that had directed the authorities concerned to reopen all the branches of Lakehead Grammar School in the capital, reports UNB.A five-member Appellate Division bench led by acting chief justice Abdul Wahhab Miah passed the order.The court also asked the state counsel to file a regular leave to appeal to the Appellate Division against the High Court order.Earlier in the day, attorney general Mahbubey Alam placed an intelligence report about the Lakehead Grammar School to the apex court.Barrister AF Hasan Arif and barrister Akter Imam represented the Lakehead Grammar School during the hearing.On 16 November, chamber judge Syed Mahmud Hossain stayed until 19 November the High Court order for reopening the Lakehead Grammar School after hearing an appeal of the government filed by the attorney general.The court also sent the matter to the regular bench of the Appellate Division for hearing.On 14 November, a High Court bench ordered the authorities to reopen all the branches of the school within 24 hours.The HC, on 7 November, issued a rule asking the government to explain why suspension of academic activities of the three branches of the school would not be declared illegal.Barrister Rashna Imam filed three writ petitions on behalf of Khaled Hasan Matin, new owner of the school and guardians of 12 students of the school.On 6 November, the government suspended the academic functions of Lakehead Grammar School at Dhanmondi branch and two other branches at Gulshan on charges of patronising religious extremism and militancy.According to the education ministry, the school was running without taking approval from the ministry.last_img read more

Pakistan bomb attack kills 14

first_imgMap of Pakistan locating a deadly bomb attack in Quetta on Friday. Photo: AFPAt least 14 people were killed in a bomb blast Friday at a fruit market in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, officials told AFP.Senior police official Abdul Razaq Cheema, who gave the toll, said most of the victims belong to the minority Shia Hazara community, who have been targeted in the past.”We have 14 dead bodies and 15 people are injured in the bomb blast in Hazarganji neighbourhood of Quetta,” he said.The toll was confirmed by hospital staff.An AFP reporter at the site saw human flesh and blood scattered around the site, with injured people screaming for help.A local police official who was posted at the fruit market and survived the bomb said the area had been packed at the time of the blast early in the morning.During the early hours trucks arrive with vegetables brought in from outside the city, to be shifted by traders into smaller vehicles and delivered throughout Quetta.Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack.Balochistan, which borders Afghanistan and Iran, is Pakistan’s largest and poorest province, rife with ethnic, sectarian and separatist insurgencies.last_img read more