Indianorigin truck driver arrested in US for killing wife three others

first_imgWashington: A 37-year-old Indian-origin truck driver has been arrested in the US on charges of murdering his wife and three other relatives in April this year, authorities have said. Gurpreet Singh, the Ohio truck driver, has been arrested in Connecticut. He was being held in New Haven County pending extradition to Ohio to face four aggravated murder charges, West Chester Township Police Chief Joel Herzog said. Herzog did not say why Singh was in Connecticut, Fox News reported. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’ The Branford police department said in a statement on Facebook that West Chester Police had notified them that Singh was staying at a local residence. The suspect was arrested in a Wal-Mart parking lot at 2 pm on Tuesday, shortly after leaving the home. Singh called 911 on April 28 to say he found the four “on the ground and bleeding in a West Chester apartment where he lived. The victims were later identified as Shalinderjit Kaur, 39; Amarjit Kaur, 58; Parmjit Kaur, 62, and Hakiakat Singh Pannag, 59. The Butler County coroner said all four died from gunshot wounds to the head and each victim was shot at least twice. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping After the murder, Singh told the police that he and Shalinderjit Kaur had been married for 17 years and had three children. Family members identified Parmjit Kaur and Hakitakat Singh Pannag as his wife’s parents and Amarjit Kaur as Parmjit’s sister. Members of a nearby Sikh temple said the four had worshipped there. Singh and Kaur’s children were staying with other relatives at the time of the slayings and police said Tuesday they were safe but wouldn’t say where they were. Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser declined to discuss details of the investigation, saying the case will be presented to a grand jury, which could help determine whether the suspect would face the death penalty upon conviction. According to Herzog, “This process is complicated and takes time. Preserving the integrity of this case is crucial to the process.” Fox19 reported that Singh was questioned as a witness the night of the murders, but was not taken into custody at the time. Investigators combed the apartment complex for clues. At one point, divers recovered a gun from a pond behind the building where the murders took place. However, authorities have not confirmed that the gun was used in the killings.last_img read more

Banks companies step up with cash to assist BC wildfire victims

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s big banks and other companies are donating sizeable sums to the Canadian Red Cross to help the victims of the wildfires in British Columbia.About 14,000 people have been displaced by more than 200 wildfires and an official with Emergency Management BC said Tuesday that the situation continues to deteriorate.The Canadian Red Cross has said cash donations for wildfire victims are coming in at an overwhelming rate from across B.C. and Canada, and with the crisis expected to continue, there is no set goal for fundraising efforts.On Tuesday, Scotiabank, CIBC, Royal Bank and the Bank of Montreal each said they would donate $50,000 to the relief effort.The banks also said donations to the Red Cross can be made at any of their branches. Donors are asked to indicate that their donation is for the British Columbia Fires Appeal.Other corporate donations announced Tuesday include $100,000 each from the Honda Canada Foundation and the British Columbia Automobile Association, plus $25,000 each from Sun Life Financial and CN Rail.“BCAA has seen first-hand the overwhelming effects of forest fires on communities, including some of the most destructive wildfires in B.C.’s history and we want to help in any way that we can,” says president and CEO Shom Sen.Pierce said cash donations are the best way to help the thousands of people forced from their homes because donated goods often don’t match the needs of evacuees and are costly to ship and store.last_img read more

THE HAZELTON HOTEL CELEBRATES FASHION ART AND COMMUNITY INITIATIVES AS THE OFFICIAL

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Beginning on September 3 at 3 P.M., The Hazelton will host the renowned Fashion Talks panel discussion podcast series in the exclusive Silver Screening Room. Moderated by CBC’s Donna Bishop, Fashion Talks will feature Trigère’s Creative Director, Canadian designer Franklin Benjamin Elman. September 4 will bring renowned jewellery designer Hania Kuzbari, to showcase her latest collection in partnership with William Ashley at 4 P.M as a private event in the Yorkville Room.Closing out the week of fashion events, The Hazelton’s iconic ONE Restaurant will host the after party for CAFA menswear designer of the year, Christopher Bates, featuring signature drinks and music to top off the week’s events on September 5 at 11 P.M.As part of the STYLE PLATE neighbourhood initiative, The Hazelton’s ONE restaurant will welcome guests and the public alike to experience flavours inspired by Canadian fashion featuring a signature dish, the P.E.I Beef Carpaccio (Grass Fed PEI beef tenderloin, dijonnaise, reggiano, crostini, shallots and arugula) and the Red Carpet Rocket, a specialty handcrafted cocktail (Levenswater Spring 34 Gin, Garden Rocket, Forelle Pear Simple Syrup, Lime Juice).“Our programming is designed to allow our guests and locals alike into The Hazelton’s exquisite space to experience Canadian fashion at its finest. We are thrilled to continue to support and be part of the various community initiatives, and to have guests celebrate TFW through our hotel offerings.” Continues Roustom.Guests can also experience Toronto Fashion Week from the luxury of one of The Hazelton suites with a stay, which includes complimentary breakfast, overnight parking, manicure for two at the hotel’s exclusive Spa by Valmont and two tickets for a fashion show.The Hazelton Hotel’s founding partnership with Toronto Fashion Week is a mainstay in Toronto’s social and cultural calendars, celebrating fashion, food, art and entertainment. The Hazelton Hotel will play a vital role in ensuring the public experiences all fashion week has to offer with its rich programming, luxury and sophisticated space.ABOUT THE HAZELTON HOTELThe Hazelton Hotel, Toronto’s first boutique luxury hotel in fashionable Yorkville, remains the city’s iconic landmark for all that is chic and glamorous. The Hazelton Hotel offers 77 sumptuous hotel rooms and suites designed by internationally renowned design firm Yabu Pushelberg. The Hotel’s ONE Restaurant is celebrity Chef Mark McEwan’ssignature dining experience delivered from a contemporary Yorkville hotspot that boasts one of Toronto’s finest patios. The Hazelton is home to the Valmont Spa, one of the most exclusive and luxurious spa sanctuaries in Toronto.Website: thehazeltonhotel.comInstagram: @hazeltontoTwitter:  @hazeltontoFacebook: @thehazeltonhotelABOUT TORONTO FASHION WEEK®Toronto Fashion Week®, an event showcasing fashion, art, music and culture takes place in Yorkville, Toronto’s revitalized and most prestigious luxury retail neighborhood. The bi-annual event hosts national and international designers, entertainers and the fashion community to create a touchpoint where fashion is embraced and celebrated. As the leading fashion event in Canada, Toronto Fashion Week®  creates a catalyst for media engagement, retail activity and global connectivity.The founding partners are Yorkville Village, The Hazelton Hotel, Freed Developments and Hill & Gertner – an ownership group comprised of several of the country’s top companies in real estate, development and luxury hospitality.Website:   TFW.toInstagram:  @tfwTwitter:  @tofashionwkFacebook:  @tofashionwkHashtag:  #tofw Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter The Hazelton Hotel celebrates fashion, art and community initiatives as the official hotel partner of Toronto Fashion Week® (CNW Group/The Hazelton Hotel) TORONTO – Toronto’s leading and first luxury boutique hotel, The Hazelton, announced today a series of events in partnership with Toronto Fashion Week®, bringing together the community to celebrate fashion, arts and culture. Located in Toronto’s prestigious Yorkville neighbourhood, The Hazelton will open its doors to new and existing guests with exclusive parties, events, and panel discussions in a luxurious setting on September 3 – 5, 2019.The Hazelton Hotel (CNW Group/The Hazelton Hotel)“As a founding partner and the official hotel, we are thrilled to see this fifth consecutive season of Toronto Fashion Week continuing to grow throughout the Yorkville neighbourhood,” states Hani Roustom, General Manager of The Hazelton Hotel. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

93% of Moroccans Sense Changes in Climate: Drought, Shifting Seasons

Rabat – According to a report by the High Commission for Planning (HCP) published on January 7, based on a 2016 study on “the perception of the reality of the environment in Morocco,” 93 percent of Moroccans noted changes in climate.The percentage of Moroccans who noted the negative changes in the past few years was only a fraction of a percent difference between those who live in urban versus rural areas. Of urban Moroccans, 92.5  perceived changes, compared to 92.4 percent who live in rural areas.Thirty-seven percent of the study’s interviewees noticed a significant rise in temperatures, with 32 percent noting shifting seasons such as early springs and shorter winters, and 25 percent noting recurring droughts. The study results reflect a 2014 study by the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water, and Environment which indicated that the North African country’s regions known for their “semi-arid” climate regressed to an “arid” climate.“Morocco is distinguished by four types of climate: Humid, sub-humid, semi-arid and arid,” the study emphasized.Read Also: Climate Tracking: Morocco Makes ‘Impressive Progress’ in Limiting Global WarmingWhat is Morocco doing about climate change?Morocco is making progressive efforts to limit the effects of global warming.The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) recently assessed 32 countries and listed Morocco among the countries that invested “impressive” efforts and made “clear progress” in curbing the damaging effects of climate change.Second only to Sweden, the North African country also became the best-performing country in the 2019 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI).Morocco has the world’s largest solar project, the “Noor Solar Project” which consists of four solar plants: Noor I, Noor II, Noor III, and Noor IV.The Noor I plant “is expected to offset 240,000 [tons] a year of CO2 emissions,” while “the Noor II and Noor III plants combined will help offset 533,000 [tons] of CO2 emissions a year,” according to Power Technology. read more

Google Stadia gets real Video game streaming service set to arrive in

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google Inc.’s Stadia is set to enter the gaming arena this November. The American tech giant’s take on the future of video games will arrive simultaneously in 14 countries, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and 11 other European nations.Announced in March at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, Stadia upends the concept of game platforms as hardware. It’s instead a streaming service that will let people play games on almost any screen — a TV, PC monitor, tablet, or even a phone — with all of the processing being done in the cloud on machines with high-end gaming specifications, including custom graphics chips from AMD.Fittingly, Google delivered Stadia launch details via a consumer-focused streaming event Thursday morning. The service will initially be available only through a package called the Founders Edition, which Google says will ensure a premium experience. This kit includes a limited edition Night Blue Stadia controller that uses WiFi to connect directly to games running in Google’s data centres; a Chromecast Ultra streaming device; and a three-month subscription to the Stadia Pro Service. The Founders Edition is priced at $169 in Canada, with pre-orders available now. Google moves to upend gaming industry with the holy grail: A streaming platform called Stadia Rage 2 review: Why fun with guns isn’t enough Innovation Nation: How Montreal’s status as a video game development hub is helping fuel innovation in Canada The Founders Edition package also includes a Buddy Pass that can be gifted to a friend to let them try Stadia Pro for three months. Stadia can work with a variety of controllers and screens, so recipients of the Buddy Pass may not need to purchase anything extra to begin playing, though Google has made Stadia controllers available outside the Founders Edition package for $89.The Stadia streaming service will be available in a couple of flavours: Pro and Base. The Pro service is priced at $11.99 per month in Canada, and will offer ongoing access to an expanding collection of games for the duration of the player’s subscription, with the option to purchase additional games not included in the subscription at a discount. Games streamed through Stadia Pro will be available in 4K HDR at 60 frames per second with 5.1 surround sound.The Base version of the Stadia service is free, with no games included. Instead, users will be able to purchase the games they want to play as they go at full price. Stadia Base game performance will max out at 1080p with stereo sound, which means players craving a truly high-end experience will be forced to subscribe to the Pro service. Stadia Base will not be available at launch, but will arrive sometime in 2020.Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during the GDC Game Developers Conference on March 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. As for games, Google says software will arrive in waves and has announced a tentative launch window library that will expand as November draws closer. More than 30 current and upcoming games from publishers such as Ubisoft Entertainment SA, Bethesda Softworks LLC, and Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd. have been announced so far, including: Doom Eternal, Destiny 2, Rage 2, Metro Exodus, Borderlands 3, Mortal Kombat 11, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Additional publishing partners, including Electronic Arts Inc., Rockstar Games Inc., and Capcom Co. Ltd., are also slated to announce titles at some point. Google has confirmed a pair of Stadia-exclusive launch titles — U.K.-based Coatsink Software Ltd.’s Get Packed and Spanish game maker Tequila Works SL’s Gylt — with as-yet unannounced projects underway at its own first-party studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment.The big question on many gamers’ minds remains how well Google’s game streaming technology will work. The primary technical hurdle such services face is latency, or the delay that happens when player inputs are sent to data centres that are potentially hundreds of kilometres away, as opposed to the few metres that separate controllers from consoles in more traditional gaming environments. Digital Foundry tested Stadia and found it has about twice the latency — 166 milliseconds versus 79 milliseconds — that players experience when playing games on a PC. Whether this is noticeable will likely depend on the player. Casual gamers may not sense any lag in control, but highly competitive players might.The answer to this question is now closer than ever. Come this holiday season, gamers will have a better idea of whether the future of games is indeed a place, as Google envisions, or whether players will opt to remain tethered to their hardware a little while longer. read more

Annan calls for UN Liberia mission to be extended until September 2007

Mr. Annan recommended the extension in his latest situation report to the 15-member Council that comes before the current mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) expires at the end of this month, and he highlights in particular the continued UN role in providing security and training of the armed forces.“Liberia has continued to make tangible progress in a number of areas. The three branches of Government are functioning; the reform… of the security sector is gradually progressing; the resettlement of internally displaced persons has been completed; an increasing number of Liberian refugees have returned home,” he said, while also noting progress to fight corruption and the start of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.“Nevertheless, Liberia still faces enormous challenges in several areas. The country is heavily dependent on UNMIL for the provision of security, given that the new police service is still in its formative stages and the training of the new armed forces is only just beginning.”Mr. Annan also warns that the Government and UNMIL need “to remain vigilant to carefully manage the internal threats to stability,” especially from people who may be adversely affected by the Government’s reform processes, and he also highlights the large number of unemployed youth concentrated in urban areas as a “serious” concern.However despite such problems, he describes the security situation as having “remained generally stable” since June and says his previous recommendation to withdraw one UNMIL infantry battalion remains valid, adding that this will take place in November while also leaving open the possibility of further reductions “if the security situation permits.”The Secretary-General also said that Liberia’s efforts to cultivate good relations with its neighbours were progressing well, and he highlighted the important regional message sent by the transfer on 20 June of former Liberian President Charles Taylor from Sierra Leone to The Hague to face charges of war crimes.“The transfer [of former President Taylor]… to stand trial before the Special Court for Sierra Leone sitting in The Hague was an important development. Not only did it signal that the world will not accept impunity, it also demonstrated the recognition by the Government of Liberia, regional leaders and the Security Council that Mr. Taylor’s continued presence in Freetown was a threat to peace and stability in the subregion.”UNMIL was established in 2003 to support the implementation of a ceasefire and a peace process in Liberia and as of the start of this month had over 14,800 military and police personnel in the country. read more

2017 CSEC results No reason for celebration – Education Minister

…says 11 subjects recorded a decline in performance comparative to 2016Despite Guyana recording a minimal increase at the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) examinations, the Education Minister has indicated that she is not satisfied with the country’s performance, especially given alarming results attained in critical subject areas such as Mathematic and English.The Ministry on Tuesday released its annual report on the country’s performance at the CSEC examinations, during which it was revealed that Guyana this year recorded a 0.29 per cent increase in the overall performance.during the release of the 2017 CSEC resultsThis was as Education Minister Nicolette Henry took to the podium at NCERD on Tuesday to present an overview of the country’s accomplishments at CSEC 2017.Henry conveyed to the gathering, “Overall we saw and increase of one per cent and there were 35 subjects that we took this year.”She went on to say, “Guyana achieved 63.68 per cent pass rate with Grades One to Three and that is against 63.39 per cent in 2016. Of these, 12.49 per cent of the entries gained Grade Ones, 22.72 per cent gained Grade Twos and 28.47 per cent gained Grade Threes.”While outlining the performance of the students, Henry indicated that of the 35 subjects pursued this year, there was a 100 per cent pass rated achieved for two subjects while for 10 other subjects areas, 90 per cent of the students managed to secure outstanding performances.An additional 14 subjects have seen improvement in the overall pass rate as well.However, despite of those positive accomplishments, the Education Minister lamented over the fact that four subject areas projected no improvements, while a whopping 11 subjects recorded a decline in performance.Mathematics, English Language (English A) and Literate (English B) were all among the subjects recording worrisome pass rates.Whereas the already troubling pass rate for English A at the 2016 sitting was recorded at 59.3 per cent, this year saw a further decline with only 57.99 per cent of the students gaining Grade Threes and above at this essential subject.With that, Minister Henry posited that despite the improvements in some areas, the results this year do not merit a national celebration.On that note she relayed, “When you recognise that you’re, you know, going downward in terms of performances in several subject areas. I looked at 11 subject areas I will think it will not be consistent with normal behaviour for us to be celebrating that today.”As a result of the unsatisfactory performances, the Education Minister indicated that strategies will be put in place ensure improvement at CSEC in the coming years.“It seems to me there is a lot of work to be done, this is not the worst performance we have seen but Guyana certainly needs to be moving in a different direction when it comes to education,” the newly appointed Education Minister expressed.Moreover, emphasising the need for actions to be taken to better cater for the nation’s youth, Henry reassured those in attendance that, “It seems to be a long road ahead of us. The good thing though is the battle that we believe is quite a winnable battle and we will do all that we can possibly do with resources available to us and the Ministry of Education to ensure that we are on the right path where we can eventually get to the place where all you can see is joy and celebration,” but stressed, “we are not there as yet.”Nevertheless, of 12,684 candidates registered for CSEC this year, a sum of 164 students secured Grade One passes at eight subjects and more at the 2017 examinations. The results also reflect outstanding performances emanating from regions Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Ten and Georgetown.Of this total, 93 of the top performers hailed from schools across Georgetown, with Queen’s College walking away with the majority, producing 41 of the high flyers. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCSEC, CAPE results to be released tomorrow- HarmonAugust 16, 2018In “latest news”Over 600 students recorded zero passes in 2018 CSEC examsAugust 18, 2018In “latest news”CXC results expected online todayAugust 18, 2017In “latest news” read more

Man dead reputed wife injured in Ruimveldt fire

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWest Ruimveldt man who shot reputed wife in mouth to be charged soonNovember 3, 2016In “Crime”Mother still critical after chopping incident, attacker takes lifeNovember 28, 2018In “Crime”Police working assiduously to solve murder of West Ruimveldt man- HickenNovember 22, 2016In “Crime” Police are investigating a fire in West Ruimveldt, Georgetown during the wee hours of Monday morning which has left a 56-year-old man dead in his home while his alleged reputed wife was injured.The deceased has been identified as Christopher Bramble of West Ruimveldt.According to Police “A” Division Commander, Marlon Chapman, the injured woman- who has not yet been identified to INews- is presently nursing burn wounds at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.While Chapman disclosed that he has not yet received a full report of the incident, INews was told that the fire occurred as a result of Bramble’s reputed wife allegedly locking him and herself in the home they shared, before setting it alight.Residents in the area were recorded by media operatives describing the woman as “abusive” to Bramble.The house that the duo shared was reportedly completely destroyed.Investigations are ongoing. (Ramona Luthi) read more

Customers in a nowin situation with electricity levy

first_imgTHE LEVY ON electricity bills announced yesterday has been described as a “regressive tax” that will put a financial burden on vulnerable people, the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has said.It described the increase in the 2014/2015 Public Service Obligation Levy (PSO) on electricity bills announced by Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) as “even greater than proposed by the Regulator just two months ago”.“The proposal at the beginning of June was to raise €327.7m. The levy announced today will raise €335.4m,” said SVP.The CER said that the next levy period runs from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015.Vulnerable customersThe society said this will add €21.50 per year to the average household electricity bill and will substantially increase costs to SMEs and larger electricity users.The PSO levy for 2014/2015 will now be €64.37 per customer. This is more than three times the levy, €19.33 announced by CER this time three years ago. This is clearly out of proportion to the ability to pay of low income customers and can be viewed as a regressive tax.SVP said it believes customers are “in a no-win situation” with the PSO.John-Mark McCafferty, SVP Head of Social Justice and Policy, said that the biggest single driver for this proposed increase, among the lower running of a gas plant (Tynagh) and more renewable generation, is lower wholesale electricity prices.Herein lies the irony for SVP: higher wholesale electricity prices mean higher unit prices for customers as these are passed on; yet when wholesale electricity prices drop (circa 9% year on year), customers pay anyway because the PSO plants need to be compensated for the lower money they are predicted to get from the market.Read: ESB: It doesn’t make financial sense to sell these two peat plants>last_img read more

An unusual alliance

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An unusual alliance between a first generation Greek migrant and a fourth generation Australian has bridged the cultural divide and seen the timely launch of Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism. At the launch in Parliament House last week Labor Member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou and Liberal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent said as the group’s co-convenors they were united in promoting the benefits of multiculturalism.Ms Vamvakinou told Neos Kosmos the idea of establishing this group came about a year ago and the response has been positive. “In recent years because of September 11 people started to associate multiculturalism with national security, with ghettos, with the notion that it is not working. Then they confused it with the immigration issue and we almost lost bipartisanship on this issue. People lost their trust in multiculturalism” “Australia is a diverse society – it is part of who we are as Australians both in the city and the bush. Some leaders have suggested that multiculturalism has failed in Europe, Australian society is quite different,” Ms Vamvakinou said. “Migration has brought enormous benefits to Australia, adding to the vibrancy of our society and increasing its productivity,” added Mr Broadbent. “To walk away from multiculturalism is to walk away from success.” Ms Vamvakinou and Mr Broadbent were thrilled the launch had generated so much interest, and was attended by almost 50 MPs and dozens of ambassadors from the diplomatic corp.Amongst them the ambassador of Greece in Australia Mr Alexis Christopoulos and the High Commissioner of Cyprus Mr John Iakovou. Australian Federation of Islamic Councils President and Australian ACT Ambassador Ikebal Patel said he was honoured to be the group’s first guest speaker. “The whole atmosphere reminded me of the 1980s when everyone believed strongly that multiculturalism was such an important issue,” concluded Ms Vamvakinou.last_img read more

700 Tablets For Schools In Kingston And Port Royal

first_img Related Items:kingston, port royal, tablets Power Of Prayer Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 1 (JIS): Hundreds of students attending primary schools in East Kingston and Port Royal are to receive tablet computers in the new school year.The gadgets are being provided under a $23.8 million back-to-school education programme being implemented in the constituency by Member of Parliament and Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell.The money was raised through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and with the support of sponsors, Minister Paulwell informed, during a back-to school presentation ceremony recently, at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) offices in New Kingston.A total of 700 tablets will be provided, with Windward Road Primary receiving 225; Rollington Town Primary, 180; Elletson Primary and Infant, Norman Gardens Primary and Junior High, and Holy Rosary Primary, 80 each; and Port Royal Primary,27 tablets.In addition, presentations will be made to the principals and the top boy and girl in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), from each of the beneficiary institutions.Minister Paulwell informed that institutions to receive devices are not among those that are currently benefitting under the Government’s Tablets in Schools pilot programme.Once they are placed on the programme, he said, some of the devices will be redistributed and reallocated to Camperdown High 80; Vauxhall High, 80; and Dunoon High, 80. He noted that the $1.4 billion tablet in school project has been reaping tremendous benefits thus far, including improved learning as it relates to reading. “That has given us tremendous encouragement in pointing us to the way forward,” he said.Minister Paulwell also informed that free WIFI services will be offered at schools in the constituency to ensure that students and community members remain connected to the internet. “It is an aim of mine to ensure that every single person in East Kingston can have access to internet service and they are not hindered by the cost of so doing,” he said.In addition to the tablet computers, the back-to-school assistance by the Minister include the distribution of hundreds of book vouchers; and scholarship and tuition support. Jis Receives Budgetary Allocation To Relocate Tv Department Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cultural Extravagance To Mark Jamaica Day Recommended for youlast_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For July 27 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, July 27, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A slight chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%.In The Community: On The Fence Players, a Wilmington-based theatre company for Wilmington teens and young adults, will be performing Our Town at 7pm in the Wilmington High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission is FREE. Donations are welcome. Our Town, created by Thornton Wilder, is a story that embraces the wonder of time. The play is directed by Emily Burke and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. On The Fence Players was founded in 2014 by Wilmington’s Nikk Tetreault. This is the company’s 5th annual summer production.In The Community: The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services is hosting The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Thursday, July 26 at 11am to Monday, July 30 at noon on the Wilmington Town Common. The wall is open to the public, 24 hours a day, free of charge. Ceremonies will held at The Moving Wall at 7pm on each of the four nights.Gold Star Families: Friday, July 27, 7pmWelcome: Lou Cimaglia, Director, Wilmington Department of Veterans’ ServicesHonor Guards: MA Army National Guard Honor Guard; US Coast Guard Honor GuardInvocation: Deacon Clifford King, US Marines, Vietnam War VeteransNational Anthem: Eric Lamarche, Director of Veterans’ Services, LowellGuest Speaker: Edmund W. Mulvehill, Director of Veterans’ Services, NorwoodGold Star Families Place Wreaths: John J. Fullerton, Jr.; Robert W. Parent; Richard W. Welch; and John A. RichReading of Names on the Wall: Local Veterans’ Service Officers & FamiliesRiffle Team: Wilmington Police DepartmentTaps: Ken Michaud, Butch AlpersBenediction: Deacon Clifford King, US Marine Corps, Vietnam VeteranAt Town Hall: The Wilmington DPW is holding a Public Shade Tree Hearing at 9pm in Town Hall’s Auditorium. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Preschool Dance Party at 10am. Drop-In Karaoke at 3pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Video Exercise at 10am. Sewing Class at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]At The Town Museum: The Wilmington Town Museum is open from 10am to 2pm.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Live Music: Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke with Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, July 27, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, July 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 30, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Shujan fears unfair elections after Khulnastyled ballot in Gazipur

first_imgCivil society platform Shushasoner Janno Nagorik (Shujan) has expressed its concern over irregularities in recently held Gazipur City Corporation polls. Photo: Prothom AloCivil society platform Civil society platform Shushasoner Janno Nagorik (Shujan) has expressed its concern over what it called faulty electioneering process in recently held Gazipur City Corporation polls.Shujan also expressed apprehensions that the upcoming elections in 3 more city corporations would be conducted in a similar fashion if the election commission does not show willingness to correct the mistakes of the past.The election commission’s failure to conduct free, fair and credible elections would invite new challenges for the country ahead of the all-important national elections scheduled to be held in December, said Shujan secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar.Shujan, or the citizens for good governance, came up with its reactions to the Gazipur city polls, at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Thursday.Terming the Gazipur civic polls a ‘Khulna-styled election’, Shujan said the election was marred by gross violation of electoral rules, intimidation and driving out of the polling agents of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party candidates and arrest of the leaders and activists of the opposition party.Explaining the term ‘Khulna-styled polls’, the Shujan chief said obstructing the BNP agents and activists from electioneering, arrest of some BNP leaders and activists, using muscle power on the voting day and inaction of the EC authorities are the proofs of a ‘new way’ of what is called ‘controlled election’.While the total turnout in the GCC polls was 57.2 per cent, at least 61 centres saw 73-94 per cent turnout — a percentage which Shujan considered to be abnormally high.Only 14-40 per cent votes were cast in some 40 polling stations — a rate which, is, however, abnormally low, according to Shujan’s analysis.Shujan’s Badiul Alam said as in other elections in recent years, higher number of wealthy businessmen got elected in GCC polls “This shows that money has continued to play bigger role in politics,” he added.Criticising the EC’s role in the GCC polls, the civil society leader warned that the EC would be reckoned as ‘toothless tiger’ in the eyes of the people, should its office bearers fail to carry out their duty properly.The organisation’s president M Hafiz Uddin Khan said local government elections should be free from party affiliation.Regretting the anomalies in the GCC polls, he said though there were fewer incidents of electoral violence, the people witnessed a new form of “controlled election” in Khulna and Gazipur.Central member of Shujan Hamida Hossain urged the political parties to make the elections women-friendly as they could neither compete nor even cast their votes in the elections dominated by money, muscle and power.Shujan’s central coordinator Dilip Kumar Sarker read out the organisation’s findings on the candidates in the GCC polls.The Shujan authorities made some recommendations to make the electioneering process free and fair.last_img read more

Hartsville SC Improves Test Scores

first_img“180 Days: Hartsville,” directed and produced by Jacquie Jones, will air 8 p.m., March 17 on PBS. It tells the story of one community’s successful efforts in turning their school system around from being rated “below average” to being ranked third in the state out of 81 districts four years later. For more information visit www.teachfoundation.org/3.last_img

Budget Strategies for Maximizing Big Data

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Big data doesn’t necessarily come with a big pricetag. Luckily, expert Scott Martineau, cofounder of Infusionsoft — an Arizona-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider offering CRM — can offer his tips for using big data on a small budget.Got an operational problem?Big Data will solve it! Marketing ills? Ask Big Data! Those two words have become a catchall — but data-crunching services tend to chase after enterprise-level businesses, making them out of reach for most small businesses. (Google Analytics Premium, for example, starts at $150,000 a year.) Don’t worry: Martineau says that with a strategic approach to Big Data, anyone can afford it. So, where do I start?Identify your single biggest opportunity for improvement. Then within that category, focus on tracking and improving one key metric — something where experimenting with a little time and money can move the needle. The three I recommend: How much traffic and leads did I generate this month? What percentage of leads converted into customers? What percentage of my customers are not satisfied enough to refer me to others? Pick one and follow it for a couple of weeks to a quarter.OK, but how will I follow it?A few vendors will automatically gather this information and tell you what is working and what isn’t. These include Wicked Reports ($99/month), ClicData ($75/month) and Graphly ($49/month). Another one, SumAll ($99/month), connects to your social media accounts and provides insights.That’s still expensive. What about a free option? The free version of Google Analytics offers a wealth of reports that can help you evaluate what’s happening on your website. It won’t provide you with the granular, minute-by-minute insights and support these other services do, but it’s a good place to start. Will Big Data ever be widely accessible?In the not-too-distant future, small businesses will leverage Big Data without even knowing it. Accounting software, CRM and marketing automation software will automatically serve predictive analytics, insights and more. These solutions will help you know which questions to ask and give you the answers you seek without having to concern yourself with complex technicalities.   This story appears in the June 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » June 7, 2016last_img read more

Bristol Airport has lent its backing to prime mini

first_imgBristol Airport has lent its backing to prime minister David Cameron’s plans to turn Britain into one of the world’s top five tourist destinations.Speaking in Hyde Park yesterday (August 12th), Mr Cameron announced his intention to remove some of the obstacles that are preventing overseas holidaymakers from visiting the UK.Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport’s chief executive officer, welcomed the prime minister’s pledge and said that tourism is important in terms of driving growth in the country’s regions.”It is vital that the south-west is both accessible and affordable for inbound visitors, particularly when playing host to major events such as the 2012 Olympics or, potentially, the 2018 World Cup,” he explained.”We need modern and efficient infrastructure that makes it easy for spectators to fly in for the sailing in Weymouth or football in Bristol.”Mr Sinclair went on to say that, because the UK is an island nation, most visitors arrive by air – which is why he believes tourism should be considered when the government launches a consultation on proposed aviation tax changes.Bristol airport is expecting to accommodate more than 1.2 million passengers over the course of July and August, with traffic levels returning to those last seen in 2008.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedConsultation begins on proposed Bristol Airport expansionBristol Airport has announced that it will submit a formal planning application for major expansion workCheap flights to Shannon offer access to ‘world’s best cliffs’Cheap flights to Shannon offer access to ‘world’s best cliffs’Bristol International Airport releases expansion plansBristol International Airport releases expansion planslast_img read more

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Alhaji Lai Mohammed. I have tried as much as possible to keep peace and keep harmony because that is the only way my economy can grow and that is the only way Nigeria also can grow and that is why we are for a united Nigeria.

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