Indian Pharma Professional Wins Legal Fight Over UK Residency Right

first_imgAn Indian pharmaceutical expert, who was among hundreds fighting against being denied the right to live and work in Britain over a controversial national security clause, on Sunday celebrated the end of her “trauma” but said she was “furious” it had taken so long for the UK Home Office to admit its error.Read it at New Indian Express Related Itemslast_img

Vivian Richards likely to become mentor of Pakistan cricket team

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is holding negotiations with legendary West Indian batsman Sir Vivian Richards to appoint him as mentor of the national team for the forthcoming Asia Cup and ICC World T20 in Bangladesh and India.A highly placed source in the Board confirmed to PTI that talks were being held with Richards as the PCB was keen to have him on board as mentor for the two premier T20 events. (Also read: Viv Richards wants to coach Pakistan) “Yes the board is very impressed with the way Richards has worked as mentor with the Quetta Gladiators team in the Pakistan Super League and also want him to mentor the Pakistan squad in the Asia Cup and World T20,” the source said.He said one obstacle in the appointment of Richards as mentor was that he had some media commitments in the ICC World T20. (Pakistan likely to change squad for ICC World Twenty20)”They are trying to find a solution because the Board is keen Richards should mentor the Pakistan team but he has not agreed to anything as yet,” the source said.Richards himself this week expressed interest in any assignment with Pakistan cricket. (Saeed Ajmal threatens to retire if new action found ineffective)Former Zimbabwean batsman Grant Flower has been Pakistan’s batting coach since 2014.The source also confirmed that the PCB was in talks with former Pakistan Test allrounder Azhar Mahmood to appoint him as bowling coach for the two events and probably give him a long-term assignment.advertisement”They are looking at Azhar for these two events since he is an active T20 player in all leagues and has impressed everyone in the PSL with the Islamabad team,” the source said.He said if Azhar comes in for long-term he will replace Mushtaq Ahmed as bowling coach who will probably be sent back to the National Cricket Academy.last_img read more

Delhi University Admissions 2017: A brief guide to Indraprastha College for Women

first_imgThe college was established in 1924 and is the oldest college for women in Delhi. It is one of the most prestigious colleges in India. It has been awarded Grade ‘A’ by NAAC.Address: 31, Sham Nath Marg, Civil Lines, Delhi, 110054Principal: Dr. Babli Moitra SarafCourses on offer:Arts:Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Economics)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (English)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Psychology)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Mass Media and Mass Communication)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Political Science)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Music)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (History)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Sanskrit)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Philosophy)Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons} (Hindi)Commerce:Bachelor of Commerce [BCom] {Hons}Science: Bachelor of Science [BSc] {Hons} (Mathematics)Bachelor of Science [BSc] {Hons} (Computer Science)HighlightsSports: The college focuses on sports and supports sports like basketball, tennis, badminton, squash, shooting, table tennis, judo, archery, volleyball etc.The college has its own gymnasium as well.Library: The college has a well equipped library which is fully computerised.Notable Alumni: Neetu Chandra and Ambika Soni.last_img read more

Ashes 2017: Mitchell Marsh gets Australia call-up for Perth Test

first_imgAll-rounder Mitchell Marsh was called up to join his brother Shaun in the 13-man Australia squad for next week’s third Ashes Test in Perth on Wednesday with seamer Chadd Sayers making way.Marsh, who injured his shoulder playing the last of his 21 Tests in India in March and needed reconstructive surgery, is no stranger to the WACA as captain of Western Australia.The 26-year-old would be expected to offer a fourth pace option to back up the strike trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, who secured Australia a 120-run victory to give them a 2-0 lead in the series on Wednesday.To get into the side, however, he will probably need to supplant Peter Handscomb or brother Shaun, who won the Man of the Match award for his unbeaten 126 in the first innings in Adelaide.Handscomb, who bats at number five, has scored 14, 36 and 12 in his three innings in the series and looked jittery at the crease in his second innings in Adelaide.Squad – David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith (captain), Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starclast_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal dropped for ODIs, Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne return

first_imgTest skipper Dinesh Chandimal, who has been in fine form during the three-match Test series, did not get a place in the ODI team led by Thisara Perera.The visitors will play a three-match ODI series starting on December 10 at Dharamsala.Perera, who takes over the reins from Upul Tharanga, will be without the experienced right-hander, who has made a century and two fifties so far in the Test series in India.Innings break: Sri Lanka bowled out for 373, trail by 163 runs. A Test best for Dinesh Chandimal 164 runs, Angelo Mathews 111, Ashwin 3/90, Ishant 3/98. #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/JsOTggM19J- Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) December 5, 2017However, Kusal Perera and all-rounder Asela Gunaratne have returned to the one-day international squad for the series against India.Perera has not played international cricket since suffering a hamstring injury in this year’s Champions Trophy and Gunaratne was included in the 16-man squad after recovering from thumb surgery in July.Fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep was included after the board preferred not to play him in the ongoing Test series against India to manage his workload.Sri Lanka have lost 21 one-dayers in the calendar year and won only four matches. They face India, led by Rohit Sharma, in the first match on Sunday in Dharamsala.The visitors are also scheduled to play three Twenty20 internationals against India starting on December 20 in Cuttack.Squad: Thisara Perera (C), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Chaturanga de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachith Pathirana, Kusal Perera.advertisement(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Message de vœux de décembre 2004

first_imgDans le livre classique de Charles Dickens, Un Chant de Noël (AChristmas Carol), l’auteur dit que le personnage de Scrooge finitpar bien comprendre comment perpétuer l’esprit de la saison desfêtes. Nous voyons de remarquables exemples de cet esprit des fêtes dansnotre province pendant cette saison particulière et tout au longde l’année. Depuis plus de trois décennies maintenant, un Néo-Écossais offrechaque année un superbe sapin de son lot à nos voisins du sudpour aider à décorer le Boston Common. Ce don constitue unsymbole des remerciements chaleureux que nous adressons à laville de Boston, qui, il y a de cela 87 ans, a si généreusementoffert son aide à la région sinistrée de Halifax. Et c’est là unvéritable exemple de l’esprit de la saison des fêtes. Il y a trois ans, suite à un événement tout aussi dévastateur,nous avons été en mesure de rendre la pareille à nos voisinsaméricains, sous la forme d’un acte de gentillesse dont je saisqu’il ne sera jamais oublié. En ce mois de décembre, lors de savisite historique dans notre province, le président desÉtats-Unis a offert, au nom de son pays, ses remerciements à tousles Néo-Écossais et à toutes les Néo-Écossaises qui sont venus enaide aux milliers de personnes forcées d’atterrir à l’aéroport deHalifax à la suite des horribles attaques du 11 septembre 2001. Il ne faut pas non plus oublier tous ceux et toutes celles qui,au cours des beaux mois de l’été, ont accueilli des milliers devisiteurs de partout dans le monde dans nos régions acadiennes àl’occasion de l’Année de l’Acadie. L’accueil des Néo-Écossais etdes Néo-Écossaises a été si chaleureux qu’il est certain que desamitiés se sont forgées à cette occasion qui dureront toute lavie. Et bien entendu, l’hospitalité offerte aux équipages desgrands voiliers et les milliers de personnes qui sont venues surles quais leur adresser leurs meilleurs vœux ont également donnéà tous et à toutes un aperçu de ce dont les habitants de notreprovince sont capables quand il s’agit d’accueillir les visiteursà bras ouverts. Lors de la grosse tempête de neige de février et de la récentetempête de novembre, des milliers de foyers ont perdul’électricité en raison du mauvais temps. Là encore, on a vu desvoisins s’entraider et les gens s’assurer que personne ne manquede nourriture ni de chaleur. Nous sommes une province de très grande classe, avec un c ur toutaussi grand. Quelle que soit la situation, dans les fêtes commedans la souffrance, la population de la Nouvelle-Écosse esttoujours là pour ses voisins, qu’ils soient proches ou éloignés. Gardons toujours à l’esprit ceux et celles qui ont besoin denotre aide. Souvenons-nous toujours de ce qu’est le véritableesprit de la saison des fêtes C’est une saison de lumière,d’espérance et d’amour. Et, comme Scrooge, continuer à perpétuerl’esprit de la saison des fêtes. Ma femme Genesta se joint à moi pour vous adresser nos meilleursvœux pour cette saison et vous souhaiter une nouvelle annéeremplie de paix et de bonheur. Tâchez d’apprécier les souvenirschaleureux du passé et la promesse des années à venir. -30- Personne à contacter: Hugh Fraser Bureau du premier ministre 902-424-4092 Courriel : fraserhu@gov.ns.calast_img read more

Inuit politician retires from Manitoba legislature

first_imgAPTN National NewsA respected MLA from Manitoba has announced his retirement after two decades in provincial politics.George Hickes has represented Winnipeg’s Point Douglas neighbourhood since 1990.He also is the current Speaker of the House.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler caught up with Hickes at the Manitoba legislature.last_img

Anger more harmful for older adults

first_imgAnger is more harmful than sadness for older adults and may lead to health complications – potentially increased inflammation which is associated with chronic illnesses like heart disease, arthritis and cancer, say researchers. The recently conducted research shows that anger can lead to the development of chronic illnesses whereas sadness did not. “Sadness may help older seniors adjust to challenges such as age-related physical and cognitive declines because it can help them disengage from goals that are no longer attainable”, said study lead author Meaghan A Barlow from the Concordia University in the US. For the study, the researchers analysed data from 226 older adults ages 59 to 93 from Montreal, Canada and grouped participants as being in early old age (59 to 79 years old) or advanced old age (80 years or older). During the study, participants completed questionnaires about how angry or sad they felt. The research examined whether anger and sadness contributed to inflammation. “We found that experiencing anger daily was related to higher levels of inflammation and chronic illness for people aged 80 or above, but not for younger seniors,” added the research co-author Carsten Wrosch. The researchers suggest that education and therapy might help older adults reduce anger by regulating their emotions or by offering better coping strategies to manage the inevitable changes that accompany ageing.last_img read more

Kinder Morgan clarifies embarrassing oil spill benefits comments

VANCOUVER — Kinder Morgan is on the defensive over a proposal to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline through British Columbia, after the company was ridiculed for saying an oil spill can have positive economic effects.In its 15,000-page application to the National Energy Board, the company said spill response and clean-up creates business and employment opportunities for affected regions.The story made headlines and the company was roasted by MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow over the weekend.Ted Rhodes/Postmedia News “Pipeline spills can have both positive and negative effects on local and regional economies, both in the short- and long-term,” the company said in its submission to the National Energy Board.“Spill response and clean-up creates business and employment opportunities for affected communities, regions, and cleanup service providers.”But the reference is taken out of context from a section of the application that looks specifically at the socio-economic effects of a worst-case scenario spill, Kinder Morgan Canada said Monday.Kinder Morgan is required to analyze both positive and negative effects of a spill in its project application, the company said.“Let me be clear: No spill is acceptable to me anywhere, any time, for any reason. Spills are not good for anyone. Period,” president Ian Anderson said in a statement.“Regrettably, some have taken a reference from our 15,000-page application to the National Energy Board out of context to suggest otherwise.”The total effect of a spill is negative, Anderson said, and in no way is money spent on spill response a justification for the pipeline.“Spills are not part of our economic benefits analysis, nor do we in any way say that money spent on spill response would be justification for our project,” he said.The $5.4-billion expansion would almost triple the capacity of the pipeline that links the Alberta oil sands to Port Metro Vancouver.Critics of the project quickly seized on the cost-benefits analysis.Sierra Club B.C.’s Caitlyn Vernon called the claim an “outrageous insult to British Columbians.” “With this statement, Kinder Morgan has acknowledged that oil spills happen,” Vernon said last week.“No twisted logic will make the risk of oil spills more acceptable to B.C. families that would have to live with the consequences to our jobs, health, culture, recreational opportunities and communities.”Canadian Press read more

WatchGM reaffirms Oshawa closure after separate meetings with Doug Ford Navdeep Bains

Eduardo Lima/The Canadian Press TORONTO — Ontario and federal politicians have walked away empty-handed from meetings with General Motors about the company’s plans to close the Oshawa Assembly Plant.Federal Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains met briefly with GM CEO Mary Barra on the sidelines of an auto show in Detroit Monday and Ontario Premier Doug Ford met with GM president Mark Reuss Tuesday morning.Both politicians said they urged the company to reconsider its decision to close the plant and are disappointed that GM did not budge on the closure. Unifor finds ‘new allies’ in Ontario, Ottawa in fight to keep GM’s Oshawa plant open Stephen Poloz sees signs of hope for his hometown of Oshawa after GM closes plant GM refuses to back down from planned Oshawa plant closure, union vows to keep fighting “Following a meeting with Unifor, I promised to press General Motors executives to extend operations at the Oshawa plant in order to give the affected workers more time to deal with the impacts of the closure,” said Ford in a statement after the GM meeting.“Despite raising this on repeated instances, I was disappointed to hear that General Motors’ position has not changed.”GM announced in late November that it would wind down its Oshawa operations by the end of 2019. Unifor president Jerry Dias has been critical of Ford’s failure to fight for Oshawa workers after the premier said after the announcement that little could be done to alter the minds of GM executives. Ford met with Dias Monday and committed to raising the issue with the company.Bains said in a statement Monday night that he urged the company to reconsider the Oshawa closure and is ready to play an active role in finding solutions for the workers.“GM is making a mistake by giving up on Oshawa’s workers,” he said in a statement.The company said in a statement that it told government officials it intends to continue to be a major manufacturer in Canada with its Ingersoll and St. Catharines plants and an expanded automotive research base.Unifor has fought unsuccessfully to have the Ingersoll plant designated as the lead producer of the Chevrolet Equinox, which would create production certainty for the line. The Equinox is also produced at two plants in Mexico and the union is concerned the company could shift more production to the country.GM announced in late November that it would wind down its Oshawa operations by the end of 2019 at a loss of about 2,600 unionized workers and 340 other staff. read more

Marking Africa Day UN hails continents efforts to overcome conflict poverty

In a message on the occasion of the Day, which is observed on 25 May, the Secretary-General praised African leaders for their resolve in moving the continent steadily towards democratic and economic empowerment, and showing courage, determination and responsibility in lifting countries out of war and poverty.”Indeed, the struggle for democracy, development, human rights and good governance in Africa may well be reaching what has been called a ‘tipping point,'” Mr. Annan said.This year’s commemoration was occurring at a crucial juncture, the Secretary-General added, noting that the African Union was launched this year and that a new initiative, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), was taking shape.”Africans are addressing the conflicts in their midst by coming together as African leaders determined to solve their own problems,” Mr. Annan said, pointing to the successful elections earlier this month in war-torn Sierra Leone and the effort to confront the scourge of AIDS with innovative programmes and relentless campaigns of public education.”And with initiatives such as the NEPAD, they are deepening the process of political and economic reform and building productive ties with each other and with the international community,” he added.Supporting these efforts has never been more vital to the interests of the developed world, the Secretary-General said, urging the international community to do all it could “to help millions of men and women to improve their lives, so that a continent so rich in human and natural resources can truly fulfil its great promise.”Meanwhile the President of the Security Council for the month of May, Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani of Singapore, addressed a special meeting of the Africa Regional Group at UN Headquarters in New York to commemorate Africa Day.On behalf of the Council members, Ambassador Mahbubani expressed the Council’s solidarity with Africa. He also reiterated the Council’s strong message of support as well as its backing for the continent in managing the challenges and opportunities it faces. read more

UN body discusses use of space technology for social economic progress

Delegates to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) are slated to examine a variety of uses for space technology for civilian purposes, including remote sensing for protecting the environment, facilitating and utilizing communications, and enhancing education and training opportunities for youth.The Committee is also scheduled to discuss information technology needs, the spin-offs and commercial benefits from space activities, and the promotion of international cooperation. Meanwhile, another key focus for COPUOS will be “Space and Society,” as delegates look at the many ways in which space has affected human culture.During its eight-day deliberations, the Committee is slated to set up a working group to prepare for a five-year UN General Assembly review of the 1999 UN Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III), which will consider further actions and initiatives based on this appraisal.In addition, the Committee’s Scientific and Technical Subcommittee has recommended that a statement from COPUOS be delivered at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg from 26 August to 4 September in order to increase awareness of the usefulness of space technology for promoting sustainable development. read more

Brookfield Asset Management faces SEC probe over alleged bribes report

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 8, 2013 11:56 am MDT TORONTO – A published report says the Brazilian operations of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A) are under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations that it used bribes to get approval for construction deals.The Wall Street Journal report said the SEC is expected to interview former Brookfield executive Daniela Gonzalez, who worked in its Sao Paulo unit, over allegations she made.The Journal cited people familiar with the SEC investigation. A civil lawsuit was filed against the Brazilian division in Sao Paulo last month.Brookfield spokesman Andrew Willis emailed a statement from the company which said it has “completed a thorough independent investigation into these allegations.”The company said it did not find any evidence to backup the claims made against it.“Brookfield vigorously denies any wrongdoing and we are co-operating fully with all authorities,” the statement said.Brookfield filed a separate lawsuit against Gonzalez, who was fired from the company in 2010, it said.None of the allegations have been tested in court. Brookfield Asset Management faces SEC probe over alleged bribes: report AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

EPA allows mine company to pursue permits near Alaska bay

EPA allows mine company to pursue permits near Alaska bay by Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press Posted May 12, 2017 8:16 am MDT Last Updated May 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this July 13, 2007 file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska near the village of Iliamma. The Trump administration settled a lawsuit Friday, May 12, 2017, over the proposed development of a massive gold and copper mine at the headwaters of one of Alaska’s premier salmon fisheries. The Environmental Protection Agency settled the long-running case with the Pebble Limited Partnership, agreeing to allow the Canadian-owned company to seek a federal permit to build its mine near Bristol Bay. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File) JUNEAU, Alaska – In a sharp reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cleared a way for a company to seek permits to develop a massive copper and gold deposit near the headwaters of a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska.As part of a court settlement with the Pebble Limited Partnership, the EPA agreed to begin the process of withdrawing proposed restrictions on development in the Bristol Bay region, an area that produces about half of the world’s sockeye salmon.The agreement , signed Thursday but released on Friday, comes four months into the Trump administration, which supporters of the proposed Pebble Mine hoped would give it a fairer shake than they believed they received under President Barack Obama.The mining industry has seen promising signs from the administration, including a willingness to take a different look at projects and to review regulations seen as overly burdensome, said Luke Popovich, a spokesman for the National Mining Association.“I think the public is in no danger of seeing genuine environmental protection diminished,” he said. “We’re simply asking for a more efficient process.”Environmental groups see the Pebble agreement as potentially giving a go-ahead to industry to challenge EPA actions or to seek permits about which they previously might have been uncertain.“It obviously sends a psychological message to big mining companies that if they were nervous about getting permits in the past … that this is their golden opportunity to get their mine through the process,” said Brett Hartl, government affairs director for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group.Critics of the Pebble settlement called it a backdoor deal and a slap in the face to residents of the region who petitioned the EPA in hopes of securing environmental protections.Pebble sued in federal court over what it claimed was EPA’s collusion with mine opponents to block the project, after an EPA study concluded large-scale mining posed significant risk to salmon in the Bristol Bay region and could adversely affect Alaska Natives in the region, whose culture is built around salmon. A review by EPA’s inspector general last year found no evidence that the agency predetermined the study’s outcome.In a release, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the agreement “will not guarantee or prejudge a particular outcome, but will provide Pebble a fair process for their permit application and help steer EPA away from costly and time-consuming litigation.”“We are committed to listening to all voices as this process unfolds,” Pruitt said.Tom Collier, CEO of the Pebble partnership, said this is a different EPA than his company dealt with under Obama and is committed to “due process.”“It’s a day for Pebble Mine to really have a new start,” Collier said.Court documents showed the two sides had been exploring ways to resolve the case since August, when Obama was still in office.Dennis McLerran, a regional EPA administrator under Obama who worked on the Bristol Bay issue, called Pebble’s lawsuit “nuisance litigation,” and said a settlement was inevitable because of the time and money involved to keep fighting in court.But he said terms calling for EPA to initiate a process to withdraw proposed restrictions on development mark a significant departure from the prior administration. It’s unclear how that process will be carried out.The proposed mine has been hotly debated for years. Environmental activists like actor Robert Redford opposed development and multinational jewelers said they wouldn’t use minerals mined from the Alaska prospect.The EPA study provided the basis for the agency in 2014 to invoke a rarely used process under the federal Clean Water Act that supporters of the proposed mine feared could result in the project’s veto before it goes through the permitting process.While the EPA proposed restrictions on development, they were never finalized. A judge ordered the agency to stop work related to that process while the lawsuit was pending.Collier said he hopes this year to initiate the permitting process, which can take years. He also said the company is pursuing a smaller project than most people probably think.McLerran said he’s concerned Pebble will file for a smaller-footprint mine with the intention of eventually fully developing the massive deposit. A small footprint mine would not be economically viable at that remote site, he said.Northern Dynasty, which owns the Pebble partnership, has called the Pebble deposit “one of the greatest stores of mineral wealth ever discovered” — containing copper, gold, molybdenum and silver. Northern Dynasty has been seeking a partner since 2013, when a subsidiary of London-based Anglo American PLC announced plans to withdraw.Jason Metrokin, CEO of Bristol Bay Native Corporation, said in a release that the settlement “calls into question how serious the EPA is about following its mission and fulfilling the purposes of the Clean Water Act.”On Thursday, representatives of tribal organizations and others in the Bristol Bay region expressed concern that protections they had been seeking could be wiped away and frustration that Pruitt had not reached out to them.Norman Van Vactor, with the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, said the next phase of challenges to the project could include additional legal fights and “standing in front of bulldozers.”___Contributing to this report were Associated Press reporters Michael Biesecker in Washington, D.C., and Ellen Knickmeyer in San Francisco. read more

As Malawi reels from devastating floods UN food agency delivers vital supplies

The UN food agency explained in a press release that it had distributed more than 2,700 metric tons of food to 12 districts late last week and delivered more than 200 metric tons of relief items by air to thousands of people cut-off by flood waters.Incessant rains have severely affected the African country as flood waters have destroyed roads and rendered some areas entirely inaccessible by land.Malawi is regularly hit by floods and droughts, requiring emergency responses of varying size each year. This year, flooding has caused displacement of over 170,000 people, while an estimated 116,000 households have lost their crops and livestock. In Nsanje district alone, 79 people are confirmed dead with another 153 people still missing.Moreover, this year’s rains have come ahead of their usual schedule, repeatedly bursting the banks along the Shire and Ruo rivers, and warnings of flash floods remain in place, with more rain forecast for the country’s North. With 86 per cent of the population living in rural areas and engaged in farming and livestock rearing, long-term watershed management infrastructures are urgently needed so that even intense flooding is less damaging than this year.In addition, the press release noted, WFP is currently participating in a joint rapid food security assessment “in order to understand the latest needs on the ground and the required duration of the emergency response” while also providing recommendations on the duration of the ongoing lean season food insecurity response which has already identified nearly 700,000 people in need of food assistance. Despite the United Nations’ intensive efforts to reach those affected by the devastating flood waters, the WFP continues to face a funding gap of $3.3 million to cover the outstanding food requirements and logistics services to support the entire humanitarian community. read more

Slip trip and fall prevention resources now available

As an initiative to prevent injuries, Health, Safety and Wellness has developed resources in consultation with the Joint Health and Safety Committee to provide information to faculty and staff with respect to recognizing and responding to slip, trip and fall risks in their work areas.The existing Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Program document can be found on the Health, Safety and Wellness website.A new, Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention training module is now available to all Brock University faculty and staff on the Sakai Learning Management System.Please contact Health, Safety and Wellness if you require additional information via email at besafe@brocku.ca. read more

Brock International hosting Thanksgiving celebration

Brock International is welcoming students to celebrate a traditional Canadian Thanksgiving.The event, open to all Brock students, takes place Friday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the International Centre lobby.The Thanksgiving celebration is meant to introduce international students to the tradition, while also providing a fun get-together for students unable to make it home to mark the holiday with their own friends and family.The buffet-style meal includes turkey with all the fixings — mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberries, honey-glazed carrots and salad.Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the International Centre’s second-floor welcome desk.Participants are asked to register at the welcome desk before end of day Wednesday, Oct. 4 to guarantee their spot. read more

Status of Dolphins Howard uncertain because of knee injury

DAVIE, Fla. — NFL interception leader Xavien Howard is nursing a knee injury, leaving his availability uncertain for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday against New England.Miami coach Adam Gase described Howard’s status as week to week. Teammate Bobby McCain said he was confident Howard will play this week.Shortly after being chosen AFC defensive player of the week, Howard missed Wednesday’s practice, the first since he was hurt in a win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills.Howard had two interceptions for the second game in a row to increase his season total to seven. He missed only one play when he hurt his knee, but the injury worsened after the game.Gase declined to say whether Howard was looking at possible surgery, but said he expects him back this season.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL___Follow Steven Wine on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Steve_Wine.Steven Wine, The Associated Press read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Jared Marquard Named To Deans List At Coastal Carolina University

first_imgCONWAY, SC — More than 2,000 Coastal Carolina University students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester. That’s nearly 20 percent of the student body with a grade point average between 3.5-3.99 for the spring semester.Jared W. Marquard, a Recreation and Sport Management major from Wilmington, made the cut.About Coastal Carolina UniversityCoastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 73 major fields of study. Among CCU’s 25 graduate-level programs are 21 master’s degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the doctorates in education and marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.More than 10,600 students from across the country and around the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 160 student clubs and organizations.Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Coastal Carolina University.)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… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Patrick Dunfey Named To Dean’s List At Coastal Carolina UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Scott Falzano Named To Dean’s List At Coastal Carolina UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: WIlmington’s Dylan Masiello Wins Student Involvement Award At Coastal Carolina UniversityIn “Education”last_img read more