14 Oct
2019

Yukons foreign doctor program failed to avoid crisis

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Yukon is facing a doctor shortage that is putting pressure on hospital emergency rooms and patients.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean investigates how the crisis evolved.last_img

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2 Oct
2019

UN tuberculosis summit historic opportunity to put response back on track new

© UNICEF/Fani LlauradoA child is vaccinated against TB and other diseases in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in March 2017. © UNICEF/Frank DejonghMothers at the maternity health center in the village of Nassian, in the north-east of Côte d’Ivoire wait to have their children vaccinated against tuberculosis and other diseases. (file March 2017) This high-level meeting comes in the wake of the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB, which took place in Moscow in November 2017, resulting in high-level commitments from nearly 120 countries to accelerate the response to eradicating TB.UN chief António Guterres, speaking in June at a preparatory civil society hearing held at United Nations Headquarters,  said that, to win the fight against tuberculosis, it is necessary to tackle the “social drivers” of the disease – in particular poverty and inequality – head on, making greater efforts to provide universal health coverage and combat the growing threat of anti-microbial resistance.“We have never seen such high-level political attention and understanding of what the world needs to do to end TB and drug-resistant TB”, said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebrayesus, WHO Director-General. “We must capitalize on this new momentum and act together to end this terrible disease.”Whilst under-reporting and under-diagnosis are mentioned as major challenges in the fight against TB, the most urgent stumbling block is funding. In 2018, investments in TB prevention and care in low- and middle-income countries fell $3.5 billion short of what is needed. Without an increase, the funding gap will rise to over $6 billion by 2022.The report describes the 26 September high-level meeting as a “historic opportunity to put the TB response back on track”.Doctor Teresa Kasaeva, Director of the WHO’s Global TB Programme, said that “it is unacceptable that millions lose their lives, and many more suffer daily from this preventable and curable disease. We need to join forces to root out this disease that has a devastating social and economic impact on those who are ‘left behind’, whose human rights and dignity are limited, and those who struggle to access care”, she said, adding that: “The time for action is now.” The report shows that worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) cases are falling too slowly to meet the targets set by WHO’s End TB Strategy.The deadly disease, which usually infects the lungs and is transmitted through the air, remains one of the top 10 causes of worldwide deaths, and is the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, above HIV/AIDS. This is despite the fact that global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million TB deaths since 2000.It is unacceptable that millions lose their lives, and many more suffer daily from this preventable and curable disease  – Dr. Teresa Kasaeva, WHO Global TB Programme DirectorThe report shows that almost a quarter of the world’s population, some 1.3 billion people, are at risk of developing TB during their lifetime, and around 10 million people are estimated to have caught the disease during 2017.The geographical disparity in cases is stark, with 500 cases per 100,000 in some countries including Mozambique, the Philippines and South Africa; and fewer than 10 per 100,000, in high-incomes countries.Drug-resistant TB remains a public health crisis, with more than 500,000 believed to have contracted TB resistant to rifampicin, the most effective frontline drug.The report was launched in the lead up to the first-ever General Assembly high-level meeting on TB at UN Headquarters in New York on 26 September, under the theme “United to end TB: An Urgent Global Response to a Global Epidemic”.  read more

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2 Oct
2019

Week in Westminster – week ending Friday 30 January 2015

DOWNLOAD1. £1 million to boost skills for UK innovation – UKCES2. UK economy records fastest growth since 20073. Government expands Growth Deals4. Low Emission Strategy for Scotland5. Transport Minister promotes UK transport expertise abroad6. Highways Agency Chief Executive to step down7. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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25 Sep
2019

The final Wolverine film could reinvent the superhero genre

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPremier Photo and Film Expo for this weekendMarch 7, 2019In “Business”Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89May 23, 2017In “Entertainment”LeBron James and Cavaliers rout Warriors, forcing Game 7June 17, 2016In “Sports” (BBC) An almost palpable fug of sour alcohol rises from the wild-bearded, unkempt man sleeping in the backseat of a battered limo. At a sharp clunk caused by the gang members trying to steal his rims, his rheumy, bloodshot eyes spring open and Logan, aka Wolverine, aka James Howlett, aka, for the last 17 years, Hugh Jackman, utters his first word in James Mangold’s new X-Men spinoff. It’s unprintable here. But the four-letter word is a red herring. If you think that salty language will be Mangold’s primary means of testing the permissive limits of the film’s for-adults-only R-rating, in the very next moments he dispatches multiple sneering gang members via the maximally gory means of blading them through the head in gouging, spurting detail.As the last of them slides off his adamantium claws to the ground, we’re not even halfway through the opening titles. This is Mangold declaring that not only will his film stand apart from his last time at the helm with 2013’s The Wolverine, it will be different from all the Marvel movies that have gone before – if not from superhero films in general. It will be different even from Deadpool, the foul-mouthed hit of 2016, because there’s no quip, no wink to camera, no meta flourish to let us know that this is all just a bit of malarkey. Determinedly dark, defiantly grimy and really quite depressing, Logan is pointedly devoid of humour, and expects us to take it seriously. The surprise is that, for the most part, we actually can.For genre purists, it can be disconcerting to see comic book movies classified as sci-fi. And though the X-Men franchise, being about genetic mutation, has maybe more of a claim to that designation than, say, Thor, the outsize arcs and simplistic good vs evil binaries of the superhero film do not often lend themselves to the thoughtful curiosity that is a hallmark of the best science fiction. It would be overstating it to say that Logan reaches sci-fi heights – there’s a standard-issue British Evil Scientist (played with pale-eyed zeal by Richard E Grant), a henchman with a Terminator arm (Boyd Holbrook, good value in a relatively small role) and an albino mutant (Stephen Merchant in a rare and surprisingly decent dramatic performance) whose photosensitivity is so extreme he’ll burst into flames in sunlight like Nosferatu. So, you know, this is not Tarkovsky’s Solaris.But Logan does go defiantly against the grain by favouring melancholic mood and themes of mortality and deterioration over inflated, end-of-the-world stakes or grandiose action pyrotechnics. That said, the fight scenes are extremely gruesome, especially when half the time it’s a child doing the slicing and dicing.The X factorAccording to the plot it is 2029 and no new mutant has been born for many years. A broken-down and alcoholic Logan is scraping a living as a limo driver and caring for a deteriorating Professor X (Patrick Stewart), whose degenerative disease renders his “weapon of mass destruction” brain  potentially large-scale lethal unless he remains under heavy sedation. Logan is approached by a woman who begs him to take her and her daughter Laura to North Dakota, but there are mercenaries attached to a genetic research corporation, led by Pierce (Holbrook), on their trail. Laura is in fact a mutant, built in a lab, and the nature of her mutation suggests that Wolverine’s DNA was the key ingredient. So despite an almost pathological reluctance to get involved, Wolverine is drawn into the role of protector, in a manner that the screenplay, co-written by Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green, keeps from getting overly sentimental, while still providing the film with what little emotional uplift it has. The father/daughter mutant duo who slay together, stay together, after all.Logan’s darkness is not simply an aesthetic filter as was the case in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; it emanates from within the character. It’s ironic that the title shares some DNA with the famously campy 1970s sci-fi film, Logan’s Run, in which people are considered obsolete at 30 and murdered. In its way, Logan is just as much about the pitilessness of the aging process, and Jackman’s battle-scarred, stiffening body is as expressive in this regard as his perma-scowl of a face. It’s taking him longer to heal, his eyes are never clear and one of his claws won’t fully extend. This makes him less Logan’s Run, more Logan’s Limp. He’s as battered a superhero as we’ve ever seen, and for the first time his body bears exterior witness to the inner torture that has always defined him. His body is the story.There are flaws, of course. At 135 minutes the film is unnecessarily long, especially when one lengthy digression in the middle feels so inorganic. And considering the relentless dourness, and the serially downbeat turns the story takes, it does pose the questions: How bleak is too bleak? How many head stabbings are too many head stabbings? How standalone can a film be, and still relate to the continuity of a wider cinematic universe? How much doom-laden mortality can a film portray and still be a superhero movie?In an era of cinematic product homogenisation there’s no doubt that Logan is a risky proposition. But this is reportedly Jackman’s last time donning those claws and chewing on that cigar. Considering it was his Wolverine, as the centrepiece of Bryan Singer’s X-Men (2000), who launched the currently omnipresent superhero phenomenon in the first place, maybe the most appropriate thing would be that, with the brutal, melancholic elegy that is Logan, Wolverine remakes the superhero movie again, this time as a farewell.★★★★☆ Logan (2017) Hugh Jackman FRAMEGRAB FROM TRAILERThe X-man’s swan song is a dark, melancholy film that expects us to take it seriously. The surprise is, that for the most part we can, writes critic Jessica Kiang.By Jessica Kiang read more

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21 Sep
2019

Action is needed now New charity set up to fund gambling addiction

first_img 21 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4548708 A NEW CHARITY has been set up to fund services providing research, education and counselling related to gambling addiction in Ireland.The Gambling Awareness Trust receives funding from several sources, including the gambling industry. This is similar to the set-up of Drinkaware, which receives contributions from both the alcohol and grocery retail industries. The trust will be overseen by an independent board of directors chaired by Tom Hayes, former minister of state for agriculture.The other members of the board are Kathleen Lynch, former minister of state for primary care, mental health and disability, John Forde, a retired garda superintendent,Willie Collins, former CEO of Aiseiri addiction services and retired district court judge Gillian Hussey.It will have access to a fund of over €1 million a year and it will shortly invite proposals from service providers in the fields of research, education and counselling.Hayes said it is hoped that in time other commercial organisations who benefit from gambling will also contribute.A government bill published in 2013 proposed the creation of a social fund, financially resourced by gambling licence holders to promote socially responsible gambling and counter-act the ill-effects of irresponsible gambling.“While we are waiting for the government’s Gambling Control Bill to be enacted, today’s announcement is a recognition that action in this area is needed now and should not wait for the political system. The charity is an independent body and expects financial contributions from across the gambling industry,” Hayes said. 10,381 Views By Michelle Hennessy The trust has already decided that there is a need for comprehensive authoritative research on existing research resources, education and services relating to problem gambling in Ireland. It has commissioned a programme of research which will inform the board of the gaps in current national research, effective approaches in addressing problem gambling in the community and evidence- based approaches to treatment of problem gambling.“We are confident that this report will give considerable insight into the areas where the board should focus its attention,” he added. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Monday 18 Mar 2019, 12:02 PMcenter_img Share17 Tweet Email1 Image: Shutterstock/Georgejmclittle Mar 18th 2019, 12:02 PM ‘Action is needed now’: New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services The trust receives funding from the gambling industry and will be run by a board which includes two former junior ministers. Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Georgejmclittlelast_img read more

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21 Sep
2019

Cyprus parliament rebukes Downer

first_imgThe Cyprus parliament has taken the unusual step of rebuking United Nations envoy Alexander Downer over perceived bias that it says is hindering long-running talks to reunify the divided island. MPs unanimously approved a resolution decrying the former Australian Foreign Minister’s “one-sided and detrimental statements and actions” that they say have eroded his credibility as an impartial facilitator in the talks between rival Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Downer said last month that a peace accord needed to be reached before “Greek Cypriots” take on the “very heavy responsibility” of the European Union’s rotating presidency in July. The use of the term “Greek Cypriots” instead of merely “Cyprus” stirred up a hornet’s nest because it was interpreted to be a deliberate attempt to diminish the internationally recognised government in the Greek Cypriot south of the island. The remark was also interpreted as a bid to set a deadline to the three-year-old talks, which Greek Cypriots vehemently oppose. The island was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece. An independent state that Turkish Cypriots declared in the island’s northern third 19 years ago is recognised only by Turkey, which keeps 35,000 troops there. The resolution also said that Downer’s latest remark comes on top of “numerous non-impartial … and dangerously interfering statements and actions that depart from his mandate.” It added that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon needs to “urgently restore” his envoy’s credibility. Downer on Wednesday tried to play down the issue, telling reporters after meeting with Greek Cypriot President Dimitris Christofias that the UN recognises the government of the Republic of Cyprus which will take over the EU presidency. Some politicians have called for Downer to be replaced, but government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou indicated on Thursday that Christofias wouldn’t seek to do so. Talks between Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu have been hobbled over disagreements on several key issues including power sharing and claims linked to private property lost during the invasion. Ban met the leaders last month in a bid to overcome those differences, but said little progress was made. He said that he will schedule an international conference in April or May aimed at solidifying a peace deal if the sides make progress in the coming weeks. Source: AP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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20 Sep
2019

Brevets AppleSamsung les pourparlers sengagent

first_imgBrevets Apple-Samsung : les pourparlers s’engagentC’était prévu depuis un peu plus d’un mois : les PDG d’Apple et Samsung vont participer ce lundi à une réunion à San Francisco pour peut-être mettre fin à la guerre des brevets que se livrent les deux entreprises.La plus médiatique des batailles que se livrent les géants de l’électronique va-t-elle enfin se clore ? C’est l’enjeu de la rencontre qui se déroule ce lundi au palais de justice de San Francisco entre Tim Cook, PDG d’Apple, et Choi Gee-sung, son alter-égo chez Samsung. A la demande du juge en charge du dossier de violation de brevets entre les deux entreprises, les dirigeants vont tenter de se mettre d’accord pour mettre fin à cette bataille judiciaire, explique Zdnet.Selon JK Shin, le patron de la division de mobile du constructeur coréen, c’est un accord de licence croisé qui pourrait définitivement permettre de clore ce dossier à l’amiable. Car en cas d’échec de ces négociations, un procès se tiendra à partir du 30 juillet. Mais il semble que la médiation commence bien puisque Apple et Samsung ont récemment accepté de réduire le nombre de brevets dont ils invoquent la violation. Le 21 mai 2012 à 16:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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9 Sep
2019

Alaska News Nightly Monday April 23 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowNo oil companies oppose bonds for tax credits, commissioner saysAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauState payments for the credits slowed as oil prices fell. But companies have said the delayed payments have hurt development.Air Force to host meeting to unveil plan to provide potable water to Moose CreekTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksAir Force officials will host an open house meeting Monday to talk about proposals to provide drinking water to Moose Creek residents whose well water has been made unpotable due to groundwater contamination.Fairbanks ranks highest nationwide for year-round particulate pollutionDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe Fairbanks area has the worst fine particulate pollution in the United States according to the American Lung Association.Undead Arctic microbes feel the heat, unleash diseaseRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauA CDC doctor in Anchorage lays out the zombie apocalypse that could happen in the Arctic.Haines Mining and Water Forum draws dozens, critics question objectivityDaysha Eaton, KHNS – HainesThe Palmer Project, a potential hard-rock underground mine was the focus of a forum on water and mining attended by dozens of residents at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Haines on Wednesday.Study finds Mt. Hunter has been melting faster Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksAn Alaska Range glacier melted faster last century than it did in the previous three hundred years. That’s the finding of a study that analyzed ice cores drilled on Mt. Hunter.Troopers intercept 56 grams of heroin in TogiakAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamAlaska State Troopers contacted Patrick Einhellig, 32, of Dillingham when he arrived at the Togiak airport on Friday. Investigation revealed that he was carrying heroin worth at least $56,000 in Bristol Bay.Homer’s annual flood of tourists may be eroding its long-term rental marketAaron Bolton, KBBI – HomerHomer has a housing problem. Like many rural Alaskan communities, finding a place to live can be a challenge. But the growing tourism industry may be making it more difficult for year-round residents to find long-term housing.Togiak herring fishing gets windy startAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamThe Togiak herring fishery opened Sunday morning with a windy start. Gusts over 30 mph posed a challenge for fishermen during the state’s largest sac roe herring fishery.Kashega elder Eva Tcheripanoff dies at age 90Laura Kraegel, KUCB – UnalaskaEva Tcheripanoff — the last person born in the traditional village of Kashega — has died.last_img read more

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5 Sep
2019

Why Daisy Edgar Jones opted out of SS Rajamoulis RRR The reason

first_imgDaisy Edgar Jones out of SS Rajamouli’s RRR.PR HandoutBritish actress Daisy Edgar Jones, who was signed to play one of the female leads in SS Rajamouli’s multilingual movie RRR, has opted out of the mega-budget flick to everybody’s surprise. The development has left the fans wondering why she walked out of the flick.Now, the actress has explained the reason behind her decision. On her Instagram account, she announced, “Unfortunately due to family circumstances I am unable to participate in filming for this wonderful film. The script is truly brilliant and it’s such a great character, I hope whomever they cast receives as warm a welcome as I have and I wish the production all the best. [sic]”Daisy Edgar Jones, who acted in English TV shows like Outnumbered and Silent Witness, was supposed to romance Jr NTR in the SS Rajamouli’s creation.The makers made the news official on Twitter on Friday, 5 April. “Due to unavoidable circumstances, @DaisyEdgarJones is no longer a part of our film. We hope she has a brilliant future. #RRR. [sic]” the official Twitter handle of the flick announced the news.Ever since it was announced that she was on board for the Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s project, the Telugu cine-goers have treated her well on social media sites and her fan following on social media accounts too saw a massive increase. Meanwhile, the team has wrapped up the latest schedule of shooting in Gujarat and returned home to celebrate Ugadi festival. “Inspite of the set back, we were able to finish the #RRR Gujarat schedule in time… Thanking the people of Dharmaj and Siddhpur for the cooperation and hospitality.. Home for Ugadi…[sic]” SS Rajamouli tweeted about the progress of the multilingual flick.RRR is a mega-budget film produced by DVV Daniah. Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn plays a role with negative shade, while Alia Bhatt will romance Ram Charan in the period drama. The movie is made in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam and other Indian languages simultaneously and RRR is common name for all the languages.The film is set to release on July 30, 2020. SS Rajamouli with Junior NTR and Ram Charan at RRR movie opening ceremonyTwitterlast_img read more

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1 Sep
2019

Duchess Meghan Praises New Zealand on Womens Voting Victory

first_imgBy NICK PERRY, Associated PressWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex on Sunday congratulated New Zealand on becoming the first country in the world to allow women to vote 125 years ago, and said that effort had paved the way for others around the world.“Suffrage is not simply about the right to vote but also about what that represents,” Meghan said. “The basic and fundamental human right of being able to participate in the choices for your future, and for your community.”Meghan, Duchess of Sussex receives a “hongi” a traditional Maori welcome on the lawns of Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day 13 of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, are on the final leg of their 16-day tour of the South Pacific, which has taken in four countries.Meghan, who describes herself as a feminist, was speaking to a group of mainly women guests in Wellington that included Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Meghan got a big cheer when she opened her speech with a greeting in indigenous Maori.The function was designed to celebrate the suffrage anniversary, and Dame Patsy Reddy also got a cheer when she pointed out that she was the nation’s third female governor general andArden was the third female prime minister. The event was delayed after a fire alarm, believed to have been triggered by an atomizer spreading air freshener in a bathroom, forced guests to briefly evacuate the building.Earlier, the couple was greeted with an indigenous Maori welcome.Harry and Meghan each performed a “hongi” with Maori elders, in which they pressed noses together to share a breath. They were welcomed with traditional haka performances and a 21-gun salute at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital.The couple are scheduled to spend four days in New Zealand, where they will go for a trail walk in a national park, meet young people training to be part of the film industry and visit a hatchery for the national bird, the kiwi.At Government House, a group of children got to meet the royal couple. Minnie Newman, an 11-year-old from Kelburn Girl Guides, said she was impressed with Meghan.“I love her dress and she was really pretty,” Newman said. “She seems really nice and kind and would be good for royalty.”Greta Crowe, 11, said she told the couple that the best part of being a girl guide was getting to meet them. She said Harry responded, “What, waiting around at Government House in the cold?” and the couple both laughed.Hundreds of people gathered outside barriers at the Pukeahu National War Memorial, hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple on their only public walkabout in the capital.Harry and Meghan arrived on the same plane as a number of competitors returning from Sydney’s Invictus Games, which Harry founded in 2014. The games give sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball.As well as Australia and New Zealand, the couple has also visited Fiji and Tonga on their tour.last_img read more

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31 Aug
2019

Govt to introduce stricter laws to check spitting littering in public places

first_imgKolkata: The state government is set to introduce stricter laws by amending the existing ones to check spitting and littering in public places, to ensure a “clean and green” Bengal.A high level committee headed by Chief Secretary Malay De has been set up, to prepare a plan of action to ensure the same. The other members of the committee are Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya, Director General of Police Virendra, Additional Chief Secretary of the Health and Family Welfare department Rajiva Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary of the state Environment department Indevar Pandey, Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar, Principal Secretary of the Public Works Department Arnab Roy, Principal Secretary of the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department Subrata Gupta, Secretary of the Housing department Onkar Singh Meena and Commissioner of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Khalil Ahmed. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAt the same time, the state government will carry out a massive campaign to create awareness among people. Moreover, police will also be keeping a watch and inform if beautification of any waterbody needs to be carried out at any place. On Tuesday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a high level meeting at Nabanna in this connection. Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister and Aroop Biswas, the state Public Works Department minister, held a Press conference after the meeting. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhile addressing a programme outside Nabanna, the Chief Minister urged local clubs to take steps to keep their respective areas clean. Hakim said: “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said in the meeting that we have to take this (checking spitting and littering at public places) as our next challenge. Massive infrastructure development including projects like setting up of skywalk and floating market is taking place in the city. But there is a section of people who spit at and litter public places. We have to keep in mind that it is our state and it is our duty to keep it clean.” “We will carry out a massive statewide campaign to ensure a green and clean Bengal. At the same time, policemen will be informing if beatification of any waterbody under the jurisdiction of respective police station areas is needed,” Hakim said, adding that steps would also be taken for better solid waste management. The modern technology available for the same will also be looked into. Hakim further said that Biswas has been given the responsibility to check the same in state-run hospitals. It may be mentioned that a person was slapped with a Rs 1,001 fine for spitting inside the recently inaugurated skywalk at Dakshineswar.last_img read more

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17 Aug
2019

Etihad and Alitalia seal equity deal

first_imgEtihad Airways and Alitalia have confirmed have agreed on the terms and conditions of Etihad acquiring equity stake in the airline.Etihad will acquire 49 per cent equity of Alitalia and the airlines will now sign transactional documents that will include agreed upon conditions as soon as possible.According to Bloomberg, Etihad will invest 560 million euros (AUD 81 157 952 million) in Alitalia and also create a company for Alitalia’s operating assets.In addition, it will also buy a majority in the company that runs Alitalita’s loyalty program.The investment is still pending regulatory approval.Alitalia had previously sought a bailout package from a new partner after Air France-KLM Group bowed out of an Italian government backed deal last year.Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img

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10 Aug
2019

FILE In this Dec 5 2011 file photo Yannick Ne

first_img FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the music director for The Philadelphia Orchestra, poses for a portrait in Philadelphia. Nezet-Seguin will become the Metropolitan Opera’s music director next season, two years earlier than planned. His appointment was announced in June 2016, two months after Parkinson’s disease caused the end of James Levine’s 40 year-run. The company announced Nezet-Seguin would start a five-year contract in 2020-21 after three seasons as music director designate. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) by Ronald Blum, The Associated Press Posted Feb 15, 2018 8:13 am PDT Last Updated Feb 16, 2018 at 6:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Montreal’s Yannick Nezet-Seguin will become the Metropolitan Opera’s music director next season, two years earlier than planned, providing a leader to an orchestra fighting drift and defections for more than a decade.Nezet-Seguin’s appointment was announced in June 2016, two months after Parkinson’s disease caused the end of James Levine’s 40-year run. The company announced Nezet-Seguin would start a five-year contract in 2020-21 after three seasons as music director designate.Levine became music director emeritus but was suspended in December following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct from the 1960s to ’80s.“They need guidance. They need leadership,” Nezet-Seguin said Thursday. “If this can be something to stabilize the future, my advanced presence, then I’m happy to provide this.”He gave up European guest conducting next January and will lead 17 performances next season, adding a revival of Debussy’s “Pelleas et Melisande” to his previous commitment of a new production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” and a revival of Poulenc’s “Dialogues des Carmelites.” He will conduct three operas in 2019-20, then at least five each season starting in 2020-21.“I think he realizes how important it is for the Met to have a music director who can also handle the important decision-making that only a musical director from a contractual point of view can do in terms of tenured positions in the orchestra,” Met General Manager Peter Gelb said. “This obviously has not been the easiest time for the company with the news about maestro Levine, so it will be very comforting and reassuring to the orchestra and the chorus to know his tenure is starting earlier than originally planned.”Nezet-Seguin turns 43 next month and represents a generation change. He felt an impetus to move up the timetable after returning to the Met last spring for the first time since appointment.“I became even more eager to get started with the orchestra and the chorus and the music staff, seeing and feeling they needed the leadership at that moment,” he said.Gelb said the Met’s investigation of Levine is getting “very, very close to its conclusion.” Levine, who turns 75 in June, is not scheduled to conduct next season.While Levine helped raise the Met orchestra to among the world’s best in the 1980s and ’90s, his physical ability started to deteriorate in 2001, when he began to conduct from a chair. Tremors in his left arm and leg became noticeable in 2004, and his health worsened with shoulder and kidney surgery followed by three back operations. His frequent absences led to orchestra players feeling a lack of direction, and many left. An improved relationship with the orchestra and other unions could be significant heading into labour negotiations this summer, when the Met is expected to ask for permission to schedule regular Sunday performances for the first time.“As fellow musicians excited by Yannick’s vision for the future, it is our hope that the Met’s inspired investment in his brilliance underscores its commitment to the musical artists and artistry that are the lifeblood of the Met Opera,” Jessica Phillips, a clarinetist who chairs the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Committee, said in a statement.Next season will have just four new productions, the fewest for the financially challenged Met since 2005-06. Gelb said the reduction was due to the need for stage time to rehearse a revival of Robert Lepage’s controversial staging of Wagner’s four-part Ring Cycle in the spring of 2019. Paris Opera music director Philippe Jordan leads a cast that stars Christine Goerke as Bruennhilde.Darko Tresnjak’s new staging of Saint-Saens’ “Samson et Dalila” opens the season Sept. 24. Nico Muhly’s “Marnie” gets its North American premiere Oct. 19 conducted by Robert Spano in his Met debut. Michael Mayer directs “La Traviata,” which opens Dec. 4, and the last new production is David McVicar’s staging of Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur,” opening New Year’s Eve with Gianandrea Noseda conducting a cast led by Anna Netrebko.Acclaimed Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel makes his Met debut Dec. 14 in Verdi’s “Otello.” Gelb said Lepage’s “Ring” set with its giant planks starts a three-month remediation next week at a warehouse in Middletown, New York, to get “back in fighting shape.” The set will be reprogrammed to make movements quieter.The ticket price range remains unchanged at $25-$480. Paid percentage of box office realized is in the upper 60 per cent range this season, Gelb said, the same as last year. Gelb said the Met is considering collaborating with other institutions in New York to present a “chamber-sized opera in a more appropriate venue other than the Met.”Nezet-Seguin is moving forward with plans for the Met premieres of the French versions of Verdi’s operas that premiered in Paris plus contemporary projects.center_img Montreal’s Yannick Nezet-Seguin becomes Met Opera’s music director next seasonlast_img read more

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10 Aug
2019

April 22 2003 EASTER The children at Arcosanti c

first_imgApril 22, 2003EASTER: The children at Arcosanti celebrate Easter with a traditional easter egg hunt. Little Robert. [Photo & Text: sa] Bowman, Charlie and Anisa. [Photo: Scott Reily & Text: sa] The peach orchard is the perfect place for the egg hunt. [Photo & Text: sa]last_img

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9 Aug
2019

Petrides says get a move on or forget about competitiveness

first_imgCyprus must climb the global competitiveness ranks in relation with issuing building permits, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides said, as he pushes for reform that would see the drastic reduction of building authorities and streamlining applications.“I am fed up of hearing that Cyprus is lagging in the competitiveness rankings and that as regards issuing building permits we are 140th in the World Bank rankings,” Petrides told the state broadcaster. “We must try to climb into the first 10 to 15 or else talk of a competitive economy would be restricted to academic circles.”The minister said the financial problems faced by local authorities were not the only issue; public service was the most important matter, he added.With the 30 municipalities, Cyprus had 36 town planning authorities, but it didn’t mean people were served better, he said.The bills reforming local authorities provided for five district complexes so that town planning and building permits are issued by a central authority.“We cannot exercise control with 36 authorities, neither can there be personnel with the necessary knowhow to better serve people.”Petrides said in cooperation with the EU and Austrian experts, the ministry was looking into the possibility of having one joint development permit, as was the case in other countries.He said Cyprus was operating according to a 1946 law that sometimes was good and sometimes bad.“In most countries in central Europe only one permit is issued. This removes the potential for local authorities using their discretionary power,” he said.Petrides said there were objective criteria in town planning – it didn’t depend on the case.“This would be one of the most important development reforms in the country and it would serve the people. The system of discretionary power and the absence of objective data creates problems since it breeds clientelism.”The minister said town planning permits would be on three levels – the procedure for small developments would be almost automatic, medium developments would have a system of self-regulation through the planners who would have the responsibility; a town planning permit, in the current sense, would be restricted to large developments.“It is something that will free up town planning authorities so that they make better plans instead of being processors of applications on a case by case basis,” he said.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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27 Jan
2019

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12 Jan
2019

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24 Nov
2018

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19 Nov
2018

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16 Nov
2018

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