TORONTO – The organizers of the Canadian National Exhibition, which opened its gates on Friday — one day after two deadly terrorist attacks in Spain — are reassuring the public that the Toronto event will be safe.They said the security plans for the 18-day fair were modified earlier this year following a number of terrorists attacks in Europe in which cars were used as deadly weapons.“We have hardened some areas around the site that we thought were vulnerable,” said Virginia Ludy, the event’s CEO. “So we have taken measures so that we can prevent incidents of the nature that we heard about yesterday.”Thursday’s van attack in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured 120, while a car attack early Friday in the Spanish seaside resort of Cambrils left one dead and five injured.Spanish authorities have said Canada is among 34 countries with citizens killed or injured in the attacks. Global Affairs said Canadians were “affected” by the attacks, but didn’t provide further details, citing privacy concerns.In the last 13 months, there have been nearly a dozen vehicle-ramming attacks in Europe and the U.S.Ludy said that the CNE does not allow vehicles onto the fair’s grounds when it is open to the public, but it will be closely monitoring anyone driving on-site with deliveries.“We can’t just stop living our lives,” Ludy said. “We take security and the safety of our visitors very seriously.”Toronto police said that they are involved in providing security for the CNE as well, but wouldn’t give details on what that entails.Mayor John Tory said he had discussed security with the city’s police chief.“He is satisfied with the plans that have been put in place in consultation with the Toronto Police Service by the CNE,” said Tory, as he attended the opening ceremony Friday morning.The CNE runs from Aug. 18 to Sept. 4 in Toronto, and is expected to attract about 1.5 million people.
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APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzieThe music industry is only getting better as more Indigenous artists enter and flourish in it.In this edition our guests share their perspective on what makes their music stand out.But even though breakthroughs have been made, some still see an Indigenous divide.Jesse Green, Courtney Lynn, Don Amero, and Vincent Schilling join APTN Host/Producer Cheryl McKenzie.Plus an interview by Matt Thordarson recorded earlier with Crystal Shawanda.
She said she does not think it was a good idea to ban oil-tanker traffic on the northern B.C. coast, wants to see Trudeau do more to push the construction of pipelines and would like to see Canadian oil and gas promoted as a comparatively clean source of energy around the world.Canadian voters are thinking about climate change and the environment more than ever before, according to most public opinion polls, with scientific findings and personal experiences with extreme weather-related events bringing the issue to the fore.Still, Elections Canada warned some environmental advocacy groups this summer that any paid communications about the truth of climate change could be considered a partisan issue once the election is called, because Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada, is promoting a platform that denies climate change is caused by human activity.The Canada Elections Act restricts third-party advertising during campaigns, affecting any ads about issues that any political party brings up once the election is called. The rules do not prevent third parties from talking about the issues, but if they spend more than $500 on an ad then they have to register as a third-party advertiser trying to influence how people vote.Miller said the women behind the registered third-party group did not create it to push their own agenda.“Everybody has their own issues, and we want them to share their issues, so we don’t want it to be all about us,” she said.“Mostly, we want women to be involved,” she said. “We want them to feel they have a safe platform to discuss things that are important to them, without being judged.”—Follow @smithjoanna on TwitterJoanna Smith, The Canadian Press “They came together because they were concerned about what’s been happening in the country over the last four years,” said Miller, the spokeswoman for the group, who noted the carbon tax brought in by the Liberal government Justin Trudeau was one of the shared concerns.“We had our own personal things that we were looking at, but then we started to say, ‘I wonder how the rest of Canada is feeling? What are other women thinking?’ ” she said. “Maybe this conversation should be bigger.”The organization is launching its campaign in Calgary next week, encouraging women to take part in an online conversation by following the hashtag #canadapoweredbywomen, promoted by a similarly named Instagram profile.That account, which had about 2,100 followers as of Tuesday evening, has already begun posting things like tips for how to consume political news, a question asking women to share what their ideal lives would look like in four years, and images of both Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer with their families on the first day of school.The group will also be releasing a report it commissioned from Leger Research, which suggests women are lagging behind men when it comes to how confident they feel talking about important issues in social settings, or trusting their own judgment when it comes to casting their votes.Miller, who sits on the board of directors at Tourmaline Oil Corp., made it clear that the environment — and the ways in which she disagrees with how the Liberal government has been handling the file — is an issue that is important to those who started the group. OTTAWA — A group with roots in the oil and gas industry is encouraging women to talk about politics this fall, even if they hold widely different views.The non-profit organization, called Canada Powered by Women, registered as a third-party advertiser with Elections Canada last month,and has received $32,500 in contributions from several Calgary-based people and businesses so far. That includes $25,000 from Susan Riddell Rose, the CEO of Perpetual Energy Inc., a natural-gas company.Lucy Miller, a former head of the United Way of Calgary, said the idea for the group began when some women got together over the summer and started talking about the Oct. 21 election.
OTTAWA — The OECD is urging governments to take swift action to address stubbornly high unemployment, warning the slow recovery is creating conditions that could scar youth and some workers the rest of their lives.The Paris-based think-tank says the social costs of high levels of youth unemployment in some advanced nations are already large, but the situation threatens to transform from a cyclical to a structural problem.The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says governments must do all they can to avoid a lost generation of youth who become disconnected from labour markets.Not all countries have been affected, but some, like Greece and Spain, have seen youth unemployment rise to above 50%.Equally concerning is that the duration workers remain unemployed is rising, with 35% of the jobless being out of work for a year or more, and 7.8 million remaining in the OECD area without a job for two years or more.The think-tank cites Canada as having done a better job on the jobs front, predicting the jobless rate would shrink 6.4% by the end of 2013, or close to its pre-recession levels.However, the latest Statistics Canada report shows unemployment among the 15-24 year group rose half a point to 14.8% in June, more than twice the national average of 7.2%.[np-related]Last week, the agency also reported that Canadian youth were experiencing recession-level conditions on the summer jobs front.Employment as a percentage of their population among students aged 20-24 was at a level equal to that of June 2009, and among 17-19 year olds, it was at the lowest level since data became available in 1977, the agency said.The recent deterioration in the economic outlook was very bad news for the labour market, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria said. “It is imperative that governments use every possible means at their disposal to help jobseekers, especially young people, by removing barriers to job creation and investing in their education and skills,” said Gurria. He presented the report in Paris, where the think tank is headquartered.Countries needed to tackle the jobs crisis with appropriate macroeconomic policy measures, including immediate steps to stabilize Europe’s banking system. There was also a case for some easing of fiscal policy if governments retain room for budgetary manouevre, the OECD said.The challenges facing policymakers were in some respects unprecedented, according to the report:– Almost three years into the recovery from the trough of the global financial crisis, the May jobless rate was just 0.6 percentage points below the post-war high of 8.5% touched in October 2009.– Youth employment has declined by almost seven percentage points, relative to overall employment, since the start of the crisis, while low-skilled employment has dropped almost five percentage points.– What’s more, temporary employment has picked up strongly because of firms’ reluctance to rehire workers on open-ended contracts given the uncertain economic outlook.– Long-term unemployment has jumped to 35% of the jobless total from 27% before the crisis, raising the spectre that the increase becomes structural as skills erode.INEQUALITYDespite the grim environment, the OECD called for bold structural reforms in labour and product markets. For example, governments could tap a rich seam of job growth by opening the retail trade and professional services to greater competition.Economists have pointed to still restrictive shop opening times in a raft of European countries and international lenders have demanded that Greece and Italy loosen closed-shop practices, whether it be by pharmacies, law firms or taxi drivers.The report examines a plunge in the share of national income taken by wages and benefits, which has been dropping steadily across most of the OECD for the past 20 to 30 years.The median labour share fell to 61.7% in the late 2000s from 66.1% in the early 1990s.The report attributes 80% of the fall to improved total factor productivity and to capital deepening – the key drivers of economic growth as a result of the spread of information and communication technologies.This has led to unprecedented advances in innovation and the invention of new capital goods and production processes, enriching society as a whole but also replacing workers with machines for many routine tasks.Indeed, the OECD is worried that the drop in low-skilled jobs is a permanent, structural phenomenon that will not be reversed when growth resumes.Increased competition due to globalisation accounts for at least 10 percent of the decline in the labour share, the OECD estimates.Furthermore, by creating incentives to maximise profits, privatisation explains as much as a third of the drop in the labour share in formerly state-owned network industries such as energy, transport and communication.By contrast, the report finds no evidence that increased foreign direct investment had squeezed labour’s share of income.The OECD advocated further investment in education and training to equip workers to win the “race against the machine” and repeated its support for tax measures to temper the sharp rise in income inequality that has accompanied technological change and globalisation.On average, the wage income share of the top 1% of earners increased by 20% over the past two decades, while those at the foot of the skills ladder saw their wages slump.“The growing share of income going to top earners suggests that this group now has a greater capacity to pay taxes than before” the OECD said.The Canadian Press, with files from Reuters
“Sadly the gentleman who verbally abused me does not seem to be familiar with these duties and obligations.”Mr Wickrasinghe lives on the east side of Welwyn Garden City with his wife Ruth, who works at the Royal Veterinary College in Brookmans Park.He was brought to the UK by his parents, both professional doctors, with his sister, who is also now a British citizen. Wickramsinghe told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I was left in no doubt about what he meant by ‘you lot’.“I found this deeply disturbing and hurtful. My wife and I would like to start a family, however we are having doubts about whether we feel safe to bring up any children we have in Welwyn Garden City. “I consider it a privilege. I also understand that there are duties and obligations that go hand-in-hand with the privilege of living somewhere as amazing as this, duties and obligations like obeying the law, common decency and being a good citizen. The man shouted: “F***ing world must be s**t for you lot to come here”. Last week, as he arrived at the Hydeway end of the railway station footbridge on his way to work in London, he was confronted by a white man. A Sri Lankan in UK has filed a police complaint saying he faced racial abuse on the streets in Welwyn Garden City.Although Eranda Wickramasinghe was born in Sri Lanka 40 years ago, he has lived in the UK since 1990, and won citizenship in 2000, marrying an Englishwoman two years ago and moving to Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Hatfield Time reported. “We are both British, highly skilled professionals, and would not struggle to find work and settle elsewhere in the world, but we love the United Kingdom and despite its imperfections, we feel that the UK is still one of the best places on Earth to live.”He reported the abuse to the police, but fears racist abuse has increased since the Brexit referendum last year.He added: “I will never forget my Sri Lankan roots but I am very proud to be British.
ROME — A series of colossal errors by Roma handed Real Madrid a 2-0 victory Tuesday and first place in Group G of the Champions League.Roma winger Cengiz Under sent the ball over the bar from point-blank range with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois already down on the ground in first-half added time and two defensive blunders led to Gareth Bale’s goal immediately after the break.Lucas Vazquez then added another for Madrid against a demoralized Roma.Both three-time defending champion Madrid and last season’s semifinalist Roma had secured spots in the last 16 before kickoff, as Viktoria Plzen won 2-1 at CSKA Moscow in the other group match earlier to send them through.Madrid leads with 12 points, Roma has nine, and Plzen and CSKA four each.The victory offered some welcome relief for new Madrid manager Santiago Solari, who was facing pressure following a 3-0 loss at Eibar in the Spanish league in his first match since being given the permanent coaching job.Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco, meanwhile, remains at risk after a loss at relegation-threatened Udinese at the weekend and with a home match against Inter Milan following the Madrid defeat.Roma dominated the first half but wasted a series of excellent chances, none greater than Under’s opportunity which practically came on a silver platter from Nicolo Zaniolo’s cross.The error left the 21-year-old Under holding his head in frustration and the Turkey international had to be consoled by Alessandro Florenzi, who was Roma’s captain in absence of the injured Daniele De Rossi.Roma also protested for a penalty early on when Dani Carvajal appeared to handle the ball at the edge of the area. But the referee signalled to play on.Roma sorely missed injured striker Edin Dzeko, who along with Lionel Messi is the joint top scorer in the Champions League with five goals.With Roma fans at the filled Stadio Olimpico still fuming over Under’s miss, the frustration turned to rage when Madrid scored on its first chance of the second half.A poor clearance by Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen was headed back by Roma defender Federico Fazio directly to Bale, who scored easily.Then near the hour mark, Vazquez tapped in after a headed pass from Bale.Before the match, retired captain Francesco Totti was inducted into Roma’s hall of fame during a ceremony that retired Madrid greats Raul and Roberto Carlos also took part in.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports___Andrew Dampf on Twitter: www.twitter.com/asdampfAndrew Dampf, The Associated Press
B&E International’s investment in research and development (R&D) is starting to pay off with the development of its own primary crushing plant and the potential for future dry separation technology for coal plants.The company thinks its build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) plants can offer a solution to a number of South Africa coal miners looking to reduce capital spend on infrastructure as the size and lives of their deposits shrink.Ken Basson, Director of Plant and Engineering at B&E International, said: “Our expertise and equipment in crushing and screening takes the capital expenditure pressure off the customer and relieves them of considerable production risk. We can even assume other responsibilities in the value chain, from drilling and blasting to coal conveying and processing.”This allows B&E to flexibly fit in to customer value chains, maximising production performance and machine uptime while taking on the risk of meeting the agreed output targets, according to the company.Basson said: “Our R&D focus has allowed us to develop our own primary coal crushing plant; a high capacity, track mounted unit that is currently under construction and will soon be launched.“The design is aimed at further reducing unit costs that we can achieve when conducting a contract for a customer. Its high-volume capacity means better efficiencies while being able to serve multiple small deposits on the same mine site.”Water conservation in the coal beneficiation process is another element of the company’s R&D. It is exploring practical options for dry separation technology for coal plants, in collaboration with a local university. Traditional water-based coal washing technology is a major consumer of water in mine plants.Process optimisation is also a service B&E provides for customers, based on its years of experience in designing, constructing and operating plants, Basson said.“Whether a project is greenfield or brownfield, we can assist in providing solutions and addressing challenges,” he said. “For existing plants, our engineering team can identify and address constraints in the process – whether the equipment is ours or a competitor’s. We conduct detailed studies on how customers can remove bottlenecks from their plants.”Equipment is designed, built and maintained by B&E International’s experts at its facilities in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. As a member of JSE-listed Raubex Group, B&E International is B-BBEE-compliant and works closely with mines, project houses and contractors, it said.
I REMEMBER THE excitement of going to my first few discos with friends, the endless conversations with the girls – looking forward to the nightand planning what to wear was a big part of it. As teens we made mistakes, as our teens will too. Yet, now we are parents, we can be unsure of the best way to keep our young person safe. The key is a strong relationship and strong boundaries for the teen years. Strong rules without a strong relationship with your teen may mean much conflict.Gardaí say drink is the biggest problem and that teens arrive at discos either with drink taken or with drink on them. Where are they getting this alcohol? Be sure you do not provide the first drink.Remember that newspapers sell on the basis of scary headlines; there may be a minority doing what papers say. Instead, use it as an opportunity to talk with your teen about your values and the behaviour you expect from them.Finally, peer pressure is often blamed for how a teen behaves; studies show the more disconnected the teen, the stronger the influence the peer group is. The stronger the parent/teen relationship, it less of a problem the peer group is.1. A strong relationshipThe strength of the relationship is ultimately the only real control you have over your child. A strong bond between parent and young person where the communication is open (easier said than done!) as this humorous example shows:‘Where are you going?’ – ‘Nowhere’‘Who are you going with?’ – ‘No one’‘What are you doing?’ –’Nothing’Spending time with them and telling them what they are doing right is very important during the teen years, as it is not an easy time for them. Being conscious of talking ‘with’ and not ‘at’ them is crucial, as you want them to feel they can open up to you. This is achieved by listening and acknowledging how they feel and giving them a sense of feeling understood.2. Keep them busy‘Delay and distract’ is great advice if you want your teenager to not have to deal with discos, alcohol and the opposite sex too early. Involvement in a sport or hobby is one of the best protectors for this. It may involve a commitment from you, but it is worth it in the long run. So often I am told of teenage boys/girls who ‘fall through the cracks’ when faced with things they simply are not ready to deal with, where a sport would have provided a healthier alternative in meeting the opposite sex.3. Don’t give them an immediate answer to ‘everybody’s going’It is always good to check with other parents and chat through arrangements. These parents may be dropping or collecting your teenager so important that you are both ‘singing off the same hymn sheet’.4. Know the parents and validate the arrangementHelpful, but not always easy if your teenager has changed friends from primary school, but worth the effort. Knowing the parents means you can make a quick call to confirm that arrangements are as you think they are. An example I heard recently involved a mum who thought her daughter was on a sleepover, but everyone at the sleepover (including her daughter) went to a disco. The mum of the house assumed she had permission. Many parents say how few parents call them when parties/sleepovers are at their house.5. ClothesThe clothes that your teen chooses for going to the disco is a topic that really gets parents heated. Role model dressing appropriately and advise them that their outfit is sending a message, what message does it send? Do you want unwelcome attention? Talk about your preferences, ‘I’d prefer you to tone it down’. Over-controlling does not work – they simply change clothes.Teens want to experiment with their identity and they make mistakes in their choice of clothes, but they learn from it too. The heels that leave them in agony for the evening are discarded for something more wearable the next time. So parents, take a deep breath and remember the vast majority come through these rites of passage unscathed.6. Talk with themBefore giving them permission, it is important to use the opportunity to see how they would deal with situations that may arise, whether it’s unwelcome attention, pressure to drink, or a situation developing that they are not happy about.7. Give them an ‘out’They need to know that they can text you and you will call and tell them they are needed at home if they feel it is necessary. As Oprah says: ‘Doubt means don’t. Don’t move. Don’t rush forward’. Gardaí have told me that many teens who end up in trouble at a disco never intended to, they just feel they have no other option in the crowd. Telling them to say they feel unwell can be a way of leaving a situation they are unsure about. This may mean that you are on call for the evening, however.8. Strong boundariesAfter a strong relationship, we need to have strong boundaries for our young teenager, which makes them feel secure. They need boundaries around reasonable dress, no photos on Facebook that may cause them problems later, no alcohol, and appropriate behaviour. Talk with them about alcohol and give them good reasons not to drink. If you are not collecting them from the disco, you should think about staying up (or getting up) and being downstairs to let them in and have a quick chat – teens say knowing this means they don’t drink.9. NegotiateA key word for the teenage years is to negotiate differences. Our teens need to be listened to and treated with respect. An over-controlling parent may experience a teen who becomes out of control or who simply conforms through fear. A warm relationship where the teen has a sense of their feelings being understood and listened to, means differences can be negotiated.10. Money – keep them a bit shortToo much money causes problems. Remember: they cannot drink without money.11. TrustOnce you have communicated clearly-defined expectations with your teenager and the relationship is good, you need to trust them. Every teenager makes a mistake but with a strong relationship and when you keep communicating and negotiate difference you will find this transition easier. Don’t focus so much on having a ‘good teenager’ that you forget you already have one.Sheila O Malley is one of Ireland’s leading parenting experts who set up Practical Parenting to offer support and training for parents. Sheila is a fully qualified Parent and Relationships Mentor who offers her services to companies and schools; is a regular contributor to TV and radio and is a former parenting correspondent with Independent Newspapers. Book Sheila for parenting/relationship and well-being talks or a course for your company or school, or try her one-on-one parent support service. Sheila runs workshops and courses year round – see www.practicalparenting.ie for further details. To read more articles by Sheila for TheJournal.ie click here.Column: Discussing teen drinking… over a bottle of vino>Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland>
Les oiseaux ont-ils le don de nous rendre heureux ?Présentée lors de la réunion annuelle de la British Ecological Society, à l’Université de Birmingham, une étude britannique basée sur des questionnaires a cherché à évaluer précisément le bénéfice moral que nous retirions de la présence des oiseaux – dont beaucoup sont menacés – dans notre environnement quotidien.”La plupart d’entre nous dit apprécier de voir des oiseaux sauvages dans nos environnements locaux tous les jours, que ce soit le sympathique rouge-gorge visitant notre jardin chaque Noël ou les canards qui nagent dans l’étang voisin. Mais nous ne savons pas vraiment combien nous apprécions leur présence ni comment ils contribuent à notre bien-être général”, commence Natalie Clark, doctorante à l’Université de Reading (Angleterre).À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Aujourd’hui, pas moins de 60% des Britanniques possesseurs d’un jardin y mettent de la nourriture à destination des oiseaux. Parti de ce constat, cette doctorante a envoyé un questionnaire à des participants vivant aux quatre coins du Royaume-Uni, afin de savoir à quelle fréquence ils visitaient des espaces verts et pourquoi. Les questions visaient également à mesurer comment les différents aspects de l’activité des oiseaux près des habitations pouvaient avoir une incidence sur le bien-être de ces personnes.”Tout bénéfice que nous pouvons en retirer pour notre bien-être pourrait bientôt être menacé, car les effectifs de nombreuses espèces d’oiseaux sauvages ont diminué au Royaume-Uni depuis les années 1970″, avertit Natalie Clark. L’étude – à laquelle participent l’Université de Chicago et la RSPB, une ONG ornithologique britannique – permettra donc de “travailler à la conservation de ces oiseaux et au bien-être qu’ils procureront aux générations futures”.Le 23 décembre 2012 à 18:13 • Maxime Lambert
Related Items:anya williams, facebook, government jobs, instagram, twitter, website DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Haiti Tech Summit draws over 500 participants, high profile Silicon Valley reps Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Apr 2015 – Fifty five government jobs are available this fiscal year and to help islanders make easy application for the positions a website was yesterday launched by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government. There are some pretty significant positions up for grabs too including Director in the Office of the Premier, three District Commissioners for North Caicos, Middle Caicos and Salt Cay and government needs a Deputy Secretary of Tourism. The Deputy Governor heads up the Public Sector and Anya Williams said: “The Office of the Deputy Governor’s recruitment plan will manage the process of recruitment to the public service throughout the year, and will see the recruitment of senior and critical positions take place in late Spring and technical and support positions recruited to in the second half of 2015.” There are some vacancies now though, according to the DG. “We have several new units which require staff as well, such as the Interhealth Canada Contract Management Unit and the Juvenile Facility and are currently in the process of recruiting some 20 positions.” AS for the website address, you can look for our report on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, WhatsApp or at our website, MagneticMediaonTV.com. GOVERNMENT JOBS SEEN HERE: http://www.gov.tc/government-vacancies Dames is first Hospitality Hero
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTerrece Bootle Bethel, Family Island Administrator for Long Island wishes to advise residents from Petty’s to Salt Pond – affected by Hurricane Joaquin – to meet at the NGM Major High School in Buckley’s at 9am on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Members of the Disaster Preparedness Committee are also asked to attend.Also, residents from Gordon’s to Hamilton are to meet at Clarence Town’s Community Centre at 9am on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. On hand would also be personnel from the Department of Social Services to assist ALL in need.Residents in New Providence who wish to provide assistance to their relatives and othes impacted by the hurricane on Long Island are asked to call: (242) 337-3031. Recommended for you Related Items:announcement, Clarence Town’s Community Centre, hurricane joaquin, Long Island, NGM Major hogh School Long Island fire extinguished Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces Donation To Rotary Club Of The Bahamas For Relief Efforts In The Bahamas North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin flooding
Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/07185243/deuSSNOg4O7cAxoa.mp400:0000:0000:40Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Share Christina Torango, a 3rd grade teacher at the Houston Independent School District’s Sherman Elementary, organized a surprise visit with Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo, who entered into her classroom unannounced.What follows is Ms. Torango’s students’ reaction when they saw the Chief coming to say hello:
Beijing Olympics champion Abhinav Bindra produced some excellent shooting to clinch the gold while London Games bronze medallist Gagan Narang failed to finish on the podium in the men’s 10m Air Rifle event of the Asian Air Gun Championships here on Sunday.32-year-old Bindra, who won gold in 2008 Olympics in 10m Air Rifle event, shot 208.3 to bag the top prize ahead of Kazakhstan’s world number eight Yurkov Yuriy (206.6) and Korea’s Yu Jaechul (185.3) on the first day of competition at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. Also Read – A league of his own!Narang, who won a bronze in the same event in 2012 London Olympics, finished fourth with a score of 164.5 while another Indian, Chain Singh was two places below at seventh after notching up 122.7.Narang started on a good note, shooting 10.6 and 10.6, but fell behind in the following attempts while Chain Singh was out after a shoot-off with Korea’s Kim
For the third year, Greater Fort Lauderdale will host the longest-running transgender conference in the United States, the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference, on Sept. 6-8, 2018. The informational forum will welcome hundreds of attendees for a series of workshops, seminars, and networking events hosted at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Conference activities include legal and medical presentations, as well as informative sessions on family, relationships, sexuality and much more. During the conference, participants will have the chance to experience Greater Fort Lauderdale’s stunning natural scenery, exciting nightlife, and exquisite dining. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) “We are looking forward to returning to Greater Fort Lauderdale – from the hotels to the cuisine to the nightlife, our attendees have been wowed every step of the way,” said Lexi Dee, President of Southern Comfort Transgender Conference. “Our partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau continues to grow each year as we work together to support our common interests and provide invaluable resources for the transgender community.”The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has been welcoming LGBT+ travelers since 1996 when it became the first Convention & Visitors Bureau with a dedicated LGBT+ marketing department. Since then, Greater Fort Lauderdale has continued to break down barriers and facilitate visibility for the LGBT+ community at large, acting as a pioneer in the hospitality industry and ensuring that the destination is inclusive and welcoming with a diverse, safe and open community for all travelers.On January 9, 2017, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau launched a new global marketing and advertising campaign featuring transgender models, making it the world’s first destination to use transgender models in mainstream destination advertising. The campaign, which also features straight, gay and lesbian models, follows the destination’s long and storied history in LGBTQ marketing.Most recently, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County opened the area’s first LGBT+ Visitor Center in Wilton Manors, Broward County’s gay-centric district with the destination’s largest concentration of gay residents and businesses. It is located at 2300 NE 7th Avenue in Wilton Manors.Greater Fort Lauderdale is also home to one of the largest Pride Centers in the country, the world’s first AIDS museum, the global headquarters of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, and the Stonewall Museum, one of the only permanent spaces in the U.S. devoted to exhibitions relating to LGBT+ history and culture.Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes an estimated 1.5 million LGBT+ visitors who spend $1.5 billion annually.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… “We are proud to welcome back the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference to our sunny shores,” said Richard Gray, Vice President of LGBT+ for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Greater Fort Lauderdale is committed to inclusion and equality, and we are continuously working to reach the transgender community to show them we are a destination that is diverse, welcoming, authentic and accepting.”On Thursday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., The South Florida Transgender Medical Consortium, a collaborative partner with the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference, will host an in-depth professionals’ training program geared towards medical and mental health practitioners, and nursing and medical students, as well as their support staff. This part of the conference is free, and onsite registration for this day will be available. The remaining two days of the conference require registration, which can be done at sccfla.org.On Friday, Sept. 7, Marie Trottier, policy advisor at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), will also speak to conference attendees. She recently helped develop a video focused on helping transgender travelers through the security screening process and letting them know what to expect.On Saturday, Sept. 8, the keynote speaker will be Gia Gunn, a transgender activist, entertainer and TV personality. She was a contestant on Season 6 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” She will be speaking about pressing issues addressing the transgender community. Greater Fort Lauderdale set for Southern Comfort Transgender Conference2016 IGLTA Honors announced annual awardsLGBTQ travelers prefer Fort Lauderdale and 1.5 billion in revenue plus an eTN award shows
Two trucks and a car were involved in a rear-end collision in Van Riebeeck Park during the week.Luckily none of the occupants were injured.Emergency personnel, Public Safety, police and towing services responded to the scene.Also read: Watch: Community loot stationery from truck after crash in EzakheniAlso read: Breaking News: 5 tragically killed in horror crash on Van Reenen’s PassTraffic flow was affected in the area up until the vehicles were removed from the road. Public Safety officers had to conduct traffic control so that other motorists could pass by.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the latest international arrivals data for the year ending December 2014, a record of 7.6% rise in short-term visitors to Australia to 6.9 million – the highest visitor arrivals growth the country has seen in a decade.Australia welcomed 807,100 visitor arrivals during the month of December 2014, an increase of 2.8% compared with December 2013.Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan said, “The remarkable performance’ was testament to the industry’s hard work. The industry deserves great credit for delivering such impressive numbers, but now certainly is not the time to look back. There is still a lot of hard work to be done if we are going to hit our Tourism 2020 targets, and our focus is very much about the future.”Tourism Australia has run two successful ‘Restaurant Australia’ promotions in India recently. Tourism Australia teamed up with Vacations Exotica to promote ‘Restaurant Australia’ themed packages on leading English lifestyle and entertainment channels. Vacations Exotica has reported growth in sales of 70% over the same period last year with a healthy number of enquires in the pipeline for the coming months.“Fundamentally, ours is a destination with enormous appeal – assets such as our world-class natural beauty, great food and wine, warm and welcoming people. But these things only become a competitive advantage if they can be successfully converted in to more visits, particularly from high yielding visitors likely to stay longer, travel deeper and spend more during their trips. I think we have shown with Restaurant Australia, that if you identity an opportunity and really go hard, you can deliver impressive results,” he said.
Mortgage application volume declined last week at a more sudden rate than in previous weeks, according to data from the “”Mortgage Bankers Association””:http://mbaa.org/default.htm (MBA).[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]The Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey fell 3.7 percent for the week ending July 26, the association reported. On an unadjusted basis, the index decreased an estimated 4 percent. The Refinance Index dropped 4 percent from the previous week, though the refinance share of total mortgage activity was unchanged at roughly 63 percent. Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s VP of research and economics, noted the refinance index is now “”more than 55 percent lower than its recent peak, reaching the lowest level in over two years.””Meanwhile, the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index decreased 3 percent week-over-week. The unadjusted index was also down 3 percent, standing about 5 percent higher than the same week a year ago.The average contract interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged at 4.58 percent, though points fell slightly to 0.38 from 0.40 for 80 percent loan-to-value ratio loans. application,Mortgage Applications Drop for Seventh Straight Week July 31, 2013 395 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Purchase Loans Refinance Service Providers 2013-07-31 Tory Barringer Share in Origination
Go back to the e-newsletterNestled on the top floor of the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay, The Rooftop is this summer’s chicest bar destination, offering panoramic views of Double Bay and the harbour.The Rooftop will reopen for the summer season to both hotel guests and visitors from Saturday 1 October 2016.Open daily from midday until one hour past sunset, The Rooftop is a relaxed poolside bar by day and a stylish Mediterranean-inspired lounge in the early evening, offering guests a unique place to soak up the sun or enjoy a refreshing after-work aperitif. With its splitrock sandstone walls and lounges overlooking the pool, The Rooftop is the perfect place to chill out and enjoy the Sydney sunset while taking in the picture-perfect vistas of Double Bay.Visitors can unwind over a glass of champagne, or choose from one of Sydney’s best summer cocktail lists, featuring summer classics such as the Rooftop Mojito and the signature Bayside Martini. There is a summer bar menu with small plates such as citrus-marinated olives, oysters with champagne mignonette, a charcuterie plate and pulled pork sliders. And for those with a sweet tooth, there are treats such as strawberries with vanilla bean cream and a warm, salt caramel-filled doughnut.Guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis (reservations are not available). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and the space may be closed at certain times due to inclement weather. There is no minimum spend for The Rooftop.Go back to the e-newsletter