Ban urges closer relations between UN and Red Cross Red Crescent societies

“The major humanitarian challenges at the top of your agenda – including climate change, international migration, urban violence and disease – are also priorities for the United Nations. Our work is truly complementary,” Mr. Ban said in a message to the International Federation’s Pan African Conference, held in Johannesburg.“We also share a commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs]. Indeed, empowering the weak and vulnerable, providing decent work for all and winning the fight to eradicate extreme poverty are among our best bets for protecting against the impact of disasters.”Mr. Ban said it was important to build on the efforts at last month’s high-level events in New York, where world leaders agreed to step up their financial commitments and other efforts towards achieving the MDGs and boosting development in Africa.“Let us consolidate and deepen the global partnership, so that we can better serve the millions who depend on our help and support, and put the world on a more equitable and sustainable path to development.”The message to the conference was delivered on Mr. Ban’s behalf by Cheick Sidi Diarra, the Secretary-General’s High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. 20 October 2008The already close relationship between the United Nations and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies should be strengthened even more to ensure a better response to disasters and crises and greater progress in the campaign against extreme poverty. read more

New radio station created in Sierra Leone as UN outlet and State

7 April 2010Sierra Leone’s State radio broadcaster has merged with the United Nations station in the West African country to form a new entity that aims to become an independent and professional provider of news and entertainment across the nation. The new broadcaster, known as the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SBC), came into being on 1 April after legislation allowing the merger of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service with UN Radio in Sierra Leone was passed by the country’s Parliament, according to Sputnik Kilambi, the UN Radio station manager in Freetown.UN Radio in Sierra Leone has officially handed over its transmitters to SBC and UN-trained Sierra Leonean staff will be joining the new broadcaster, Ms. Kilambi said in an interview yesterday with UN Radio in New York.“The UN continues to be involved not least because the seed money for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation is coming from the [UN-managed] Peacebuilding Fund,” said Ms. Kilambi.“International support is going to be required for some time yet so I see the UN continuing to play a driving role at least in the first year of this broadcaster’s existence,” she added.Ms. Kilambi described the creation of the new broadcaster as “a victory for peace and democracy in Sierra Leone.” SBC will be run by an independent board of trustees tasked will ensuring that the broadcaster remains impartial and accountable to the people of Sierra Leone.UN Radio has been broadcasting in Sierra Leone for eight years, initially as part of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), which was created by the Security Council in 1999 to help the Government and other parties implement the agreement that ended civil war in the country.UNAMSIL successfully completed its mandate in December 2005 and was succeeded by a new mission – the UN Integrated Office for Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL), established by the Council to help consolidate peace in the country.The Security Council subsequently established the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) and tasked it with providing political advice to foster peace, supporting and training the national police and security forces, building the capacity of democratic institutions and protecting human rights. read more

Local Youth Race for Eggs at Castle Dale Hunt Photo Gallery

Local youth lined up for a frantic egg hunt on Wednesday evening as Castle Dale City hosted its annual hunt.Hosted at Cheddar Park, the event featured four different groups to ensure children of every age had a chance to bring home some eggs. The hunt boasted 3,000 eggs up for grabs along with hundreds of candy bars. At the end of the hunt, 10 lucky participants were gifted with large stuffed sloths.

Sony to release a Honeycomb tablet of its own with the wavelike

first_imgThese days, just about everyone has their own tablet coming except for Sony. That’s typical: Sony can be slow to jump on new computing trends. Consider, for example, how long it took them to enter the netbook market with the radically different Vaio P even after basically creating the ultraportable notebook range with their Vaio series of slim, tiny laptops.No surprise, then, that Sony intends on releasing a tablet of their own a little later than the competition. It’s called the S1, and like the Vaio P, it’s a very interesting new take on traditional tablet design.According to Engadget, Sony tentatively plans to ship the S1 in September. It’ll cost $600, and like the rest of the tablets coming out of this year’s Mobile World Congress, it’ll be a Honeycomb affair. Hardware-wise, the S1 is a 9.7-inch affair boasting a 1280×800 display, a Tegra 2 processor, a built-in USB port and just two physical buttons for volume.Where things get interesting is Sony’s new “wave” design, as seen in the strange “curl” in the above image. The idea here is that typing on a tablet sucks without a case, because the display’s not inclined enough to see. Sony’s wave design tries to get around that by giving you an improved angle for typing on a flat surface. Supposedly, because it also shifts the center of gravity, it also makes the S1 feel lighter in the hand.As for software, Sony’s been doing a lot to synergize its products with the Xperia Play and Sony PlayStation 3, so expect the S1 to ship supporting PlayStation games, the Bravia Media Remote and Qricocity.It looks interesting, but Sony’s engineers sometimes allow their imaginations to get away from them. Right now, though, it’s not official… it’s just a sketch. We’ll have several months of rumor mongering ahead of us before we even see anything close to a real announcement.Read more at Engadgetlast_img read more

Love and respect as Martin McGuinness made his final journey through the

first_img Image: PA Wire/PA Images Image: PA Wire/PA Images Love and respect as Martin McGuinness made his final journey through the town that loved him so well Derry was brought to a standstill by the funeral of one its most important sons. Short URL By Rónán Duffy 54 Comments Share654 Tweet Email1 Friday 24 Mar 2017, 12:10 AM Mar 24th 2017, 12:10 AM 18,865 Views ‘A DERRY LEGEND, he’s legendary.’That play on words was spoken by one of the thousands of mourners who lined the streets, filled the verges and climbed the poles to say goodbye to one of their city’s most important sons.Much has been spoken this week about how Martin McGuinness’ life was a journey.The theme was touched upon numerous times during a funeral mass in which religions men of several denominations spoke warmly about the man christened with the papal name, James Pacelli McGuinness.The journey that has been spoken about is his journey from civil rights agitator, to a feared paramilitary and ultimately to pragmatic peacemaker.But it is his final journey made in a sun-blessed but numbingly cold spring day that truly shows the esteem in which he is held here.In a city that was already in sombre mourning after burying Derry City FC captain Ryan McBride earlier in the day, the roads surrounding the Brandywell were a silent bustle of people wearing black and others in high-vis jackets directing cars.Bogside Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesAt the top of Westland Street which runs straight downhill into the heart of the Bogside, crowds began to gather at about 1pm in anticipation of the arrival of McGuinness’ funeral cortege.The crowd was made up of people from all parts of Ulster and as well as other parts of Ireland. GAA crests from Kerry, Dublin and Mayo were all to be seen and the one uniting symbol seemed to be the Easter lily.Easter will always have a special place in the heart of Irish republicans. From the 1916 rising which first proclaimed the Irish Republic to the Good Friday Agreement some eighty years later that has maintained a reasonably steady peace across the province since.Easter is still three weeks away but it seemed fitting that this devout man, both religious and otherwise, be buried during this period.Cortege Martin McGuinness’s daughters, Grainne and Fionnuala carry the coffin during the funeral procession. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesAs the crowds continued to build along the street waiting for the coffin to be taken from his family home, a thin tape and an entire detail of Sinn Féin volunteers kept them at bay.As the cortege approached down one of the many side streets, bagpipes began to play and the tricolour draped coffin came into view.It provoked at first a silence before a spontaneous applause that grew louder.No shouting, singing or any words, but a respectful applause that was repeated as the coffin made its hour-long journey past Free Derry corner and the Bloody Sunday Memorial to St Columba’s Church.The coffin was carried by family, friends and comrades. Bernie McGuinness, widowed on Tuesday after 43 years of marriage could also be seen.As the coffin reached the bottom of one hill and began to make its way up another towards the church, the feeling of sadness and respect was replaced by one of pride that the city had turned out for one of its own.What was absent was any sense of bluster or showmanship. IRA funerals in the past were used to show defiance, this was not on display here.Instead it felt like a local boy being shown around his old familiar haunt one more time and the town coming out to meet him.As one mourner put it, ‘He lived just around the corner from me, I’ll just miss seeing him walk about the place.’‘Ireland lost a hero. Derry lost a son’ – Adams gives graveside oration>‘He expanded the definition of us’: Clinton’s tribute to McGuinness> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Final 921 WWE RAW rating overall number bounces back

first_img Twitter Now Playing Up Next Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Pinterest Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Facebook Videos Articles WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Is WWE Losing Its Audience? This week’s 9/21 WWE RAW drew a final 2.47 cable rating with an average audience of 3.35 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.42 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.37 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.26 million viewers.This is up from last week’s 2.42 rating with 3.38 million viewers, which was a new low for the show since it moved to three hours back in July 2012 and one of the lowest overall non-holiday RAW ratings in over 15 years for the company.So while the overall rating was up, viewers did dip slightly from the prior week.Source:, TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match)last_img read more

Dana Brooke suffers head injury during WWE Main Event tapings this past

first_imgFacebook Twitter Elizabeth Banks Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Dana Brooke was injured during a ‘WWE Main Event’ taping before the airing of ‘Monday Night Raw’ earlier this week. The match against Sarah Logan was stopped abruptly after Brooke took an ugly face-first bump into the top turnbuckle, resulting in an gruesome cut above her eye and excessive bleeding.Brooke was able to wave to the crowd and show she was fine after the match’s conclusion via video posted on Twitter by a fan.— alex (@zaternn) June 17, 2019As of today, there is no update from WWE or from Brooke’s various social media accounts to her injury. Wrestleview will continue to monitor her injury as information is released.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipElizabeth Banks: She Does Have A Thing For PuppetsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:29/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 13.19%0:04Remaining Time -3:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Elizabeth Banks: She Does Have A Thing For Puppets Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Google+ Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WhatsApp WWE Superstar Natalya Strongly Believes Women Will Main-Event WrestleMania 35 Doug Lackey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Footballlast_img read more

Carra Win reminiscent of victory over Germany in 2001

first_imgJamie Carragher has drawn comparisons to England’s 3-2 victory over Spain to their 5-1 win over Germany in 2001.Carragher played a key role in the England side that came from behind to stun Germany in a World Cup qualifier in Munich.Reflecting on the significance of the win, Carragher told Sky Sports: “I can only go back to when I was playing and the only thing that could match it was the 5-1 win in Germany.“It’s a fantastic result. This is a game they will never forget, whatever they do in their international careers.”Spain threatened to complete a comeback but England were resilient to record their first competitive victory since the semis of the World Cup.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.Carragher added: “This a huge result for Gareth Southgate. The World Cup was great but privately we were saying ‘they haven’t really played anyone’ and as soon as they got to Croatia they struggled and couldn’t keep the ball. That’s why tonight is a massive result for Gareth Southgate.“How brave he was. As soon as the game started, Eric Dier, who was England’s holding midfielder, was flying at Sergio Busquets to close him down. That tells you they are on the front foot and going for it.“Watching England is like watching the top teams in the Premier League, you could never say that when I was playing, we always felt that the top teams in the Premier League would be too good for England. Maybe that’s the case but they play like the top teams in the world.“Spain still dominated possession but it was like a great away Champions League performance as you’d see from one of our top teams. They were devastating on the counter, very clinical in front of goal and held on at the end.”last_img read more

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear summarizes US Conference of Mayors

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 14, 2019 Posted: July 14, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The U.S. Conference of Mayors wrapped up earlier this month in Honolulu, Hawaii.Mayor Catherine Blakespear of Encinitas tells KUSI all about the conference. Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear summarizes U.S. Conference of Mayorslast_img read more

The secret screen life of Being Frank star Jim Gaffigan

first_img Aug 12 • Sterling K. Brown on voicing a not-always-perfect pig With seven films being released in 2019, the stand-up Jim Gaffigan has slowly become a movie star. Elevin Studios In the film American Dreamer, Jim Gaffigan plays a ride-share driver who also works as a driver for a drug dealer. The opening shot of the film is a close-up of Gaffigan. It’s a different look for the comic than we’ve seen before: His normally cherubic face looks worn and tired, and his blue eyes have a muted gaze that carries the weight of a man who is scared and desperate. Gone is the beloved Emmy-award-winning comedian known for self-deprecating jokes about food, laziness and his five kids. There are definitely no Hot Pockets here.Due in September, American Dreamer is one of seven films to be released this year starring Gaffigan. He had three premieres earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, including Troop Zero, in which he stars with Allison Janney and Viola Davis, and Them That Follow, where he plays a member of a snake-handling Christian cult. If that weren’t enough, Gaffigan recorded the very first stand-up special for Amazon Prime.”I’m grateful that they’re all coming out,” Gaffigan says. “I don’t know if it’s 10 or 9 or whatever. But I’m thrilled either way.” Gaffigan took time to talk with me about his film Being Frank, which opens widely in the US on Friday, June 14. In it, he plays a man with a secret family. He also talked about of heckling in stand-up, and how YouTube has changed comedy forever.Here’s a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for clarity. On deciding what roles to playIt changes all the time on what motivates me to take a role. Some of it’s whether the role is challenging. Do I think I can do a good job at it? Sometimes I really want to work with the director or the producers. And sometimes it’s just a great story. In the movie American Dreamer that comes out in September, I play this guy who is a ride-share driver and ends up driving around a drug dealer. His life falls apart in the process. I’m not even doing it justice, because it’s a larger commentary on this guy’s white entitlement. It’s a really interesting kind of movie. But that one was completely different from, say, Troop Zero, which was amazing because I got to work with Allison Janney and Viola Davis. And then, there’s Being Frank, where I play this guy who had two families. CNET Magazine Share your voice Aug 12 • Sterling K. Brown: ‘Acting is about reconnecting with a sense of play’ Tags • Aug 28 • In pursuit of perfect ice See Allcenter_img Amazon Prime Amazon Netflix YouTube 0 CNET Magazine Post a comment On playing a father with a secret familyWhat made Being Frank so appealing was that it’s a lead role, but it was also this guy who had complexity having two families. On the surface, it’s a horrible thing to do, so I wanted to find the humanity in the guy and how he could rationalize it. The task of making the viewer empathize with him was something that I wanted to pursue. In the movie, he gains the empathy of his son. But at the end you see like, “Yeah, this is just horrible.”On how technology changed stand-upThe effect of technology on stand-up comedy is enormous. When I started, you could find stand-up on late-night talk shows, daytime talk shows and maybe HBO had a special. People who are interested in comedy have access to stand-up outside of albums and stuff like that. They can go on YouTube and search a comedian that they thought might be funny, and that changed the whole thing. It’s reflected in how the audience responds to comedy. It’s reflected in what’s expected of a comedian.When I started in the early ’90s, Andrew Dice Clay and Rodney Dangerfield had this sense of the audience as not an audience but as a possible participant. But now the entire population is educated on not only the task of stand-up but the expectation of it. You see it in the disappearance of heckling. Technology has created this educated populace. People can find any type of content that they want, whether it be highly political or espousing their social values.On being the first to record a stand-up special for AmazonIt’s their first time, which is going to be interesting. But the reach and impact of an Amazon special is going to be really exciting. I know that I’ve watched some stuff on Prime. We all have it; it’s just a matter of us using it. The habit isn’t necessarily created yet for us to consume our entertainment on Prime. But hopefully I can help get people to check out their Prime.The reach that Amazon’s going to have, I’m not even conscious of. As somebody who has done six specials before this and brought them to Comedy Central or Netflix or — I even did my own distribution last time — there are advantages and disadvantages to all of them. The advantages of the Amazon platform are incredible.On backlash other comedians face on social media for ‘non-PC’ jokesAs a comedian, I’m never going to be for censorship. If you’re talking about my brothers and my sisters, I’m immediately going to defend them. There’s a delicate thing where comedians do not believe in censorship. But that being said, we are writers. And writers are always editing anyway. Margaret Atwood, when she wrote The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s not like it just came out in one thing. She wrote and rewrote, and she threw out stuff.Stand-up is very much an exhibitionist ongoing writing collaboration. It used to be the worst crime was to be unfunny. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being conscious or sensitive to other people’s feelings. I’m not running for senator, but I’m also motivated by making people laugh. I think that if it’s an honest mistake or if it’s a misinterpretation or it’s something that people can learn from, then people will get over it. But if people have a dark intention, that’s a different thing.On comedians throwing out old material to start a new slateWhen I began doing stand-up 30 years ago, starting over was something that essentially George Carlin and Richard Pryor did. And that was it. There were people that did it, but there wasn’t an expectation of it. But we live in this age where people really want quality content.It’s great to get a fresh start on a new hour, and to start over. Success is built on taking risks, and trying something that you haven’t tried before. The greatest reward is in trying things. When you have to start over, you’re forced to try. You’re forced to say I’m going to try a tweak on this point-of-view I have. I’m going to pursue this bold opinion or tell this story in an entertaining and humorous way. So there’s a secret advantage in starting over.On why his fans should watch one of his upcoming movies Hopefully, the quality that I put into creating my stand-up material is reflected in these films that I’ve done. Having five kids, my time is (as everyone’s time is) precious. I’m trying to only do stuff that’s interesting to me.Originally published May 17. Update, June 14: Adds release date for Being Frank.  reading • The secret screen life of Being Frank star Jim Gaffigan TV and Movieslast_img read more

Easy ways to fix postworkout soreness

first_imgSoreness after an intense workout is part of the package. It cannot be completely overcome. However, it can be managed efficiently with proper care. Eat cherries, take out some time to relax after workout and try to sleep, suggest experts. Experts have shared how to overcome post-workout soreness:Cherries help in increasing oxygen flow in your muscles reducing muscle inflammation, minimizing post-workout pain and boosting recovery.Immediately after a workout, usually people start with their daily routine like going to the office. You must have time to relax. It provides time for your body to use nutrients to rebuild and repair your muscles. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAfter workout, a nap of around one or two hours is necessary as it helps the body enter deep and restorative stage of sleep, also helps your body to repair.Drinking protein shakes or eating bars is good but it is crucial to take enough amount of protein when it comes to easing muscle soreness. One should include any one of the foods in your diet such as peanuts, almonds, yoghurt and bananas.A shower after workout helps to decrease the inflammation of muscles, joints and tendons and also prevents various muscle injuries. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDuring heavy workout at gym, intake of water needs to be maintained. Your muscle cells need water, so when it comes to recovery, dehydration is one of your biggest enemies. Try to ensure intake of water for each hour of exercise. Within a few hours after a workout, your urine should be light yellow or clear. If it is dark yellow, then you are inadequately hydrated.Most people tend to skip the warm up session before intense workout without realizing how much they are risking. By warming up before the workout routine you prepare your muscles for the heavy-lifting and reduce chances of muscle soreness or damage. Similarly, light workout and stretches after the workout will benefit you. Exercising with sore muscles may seem counterproductive but doing so loosens your tight muscles and may flush out the lactic acid that’s causing you soreness. It doesn’t have to be intense, a short jog will do.After the workout, you can ask your trainer or friend for a good twenty minute massage to loosen your muscles and get your body fluids flowing. You can also do it yourself with a massage stick or a foam roller. You can also apply ice pack for 10 minutes or so to sore spots to reduce the inflammation in your muscles and speed up the healing process.last_img read more

The Complete 2018 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle Is Available For A 98

first_img Share Tweet Submit This is the world of IT. Developing a career in IT is what will help you excel in this digital age. I think you already know why this is the case. The demand for IT professionals is increasing day by day in every field. Whether it’s in business or the field of education. So why not try your hand at it too? Wccftech is offering an amazing deal on the Complete 2018 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle. We are offering a 98% discount on this bundle and the offer expires in a few hours!Complete 2018 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle: Lifetime Access featuresThis bundle will not only help you ace IT exams but will also allow you to do all this at a very low price. Here are highlights of what each course has to offer:CompTIA A+ 220-901Start Your Path to a Successful IT CareerCompTIA A+ 220-902Prepare to Pass the Complete CompTIA A+ Certification ExamCompTIA Cloud Essentials CLO-001Discover How to Install & Manage an Enterprise Cloud Computing EnvironmentCompTIA Security+ SY0-401Elevate Your Earning Potential with Security+CompTIA Security+ SY0-501Study to Pass One of the Most Important IT Certifications on EarthCompTIA IT Fundamentals FC0-U51Develop the Basic IT Literacy That Everybody NeedsCompTIA Mobility+ MB0-001Manage & Secure Mobile Devices Like a ProCompTIA Cloud+Learn How to Securely Maintain & Implement Cloud TechnologiesCompTIA Project+ PK0-003Get Familiar with the Project Lifecycle & Learn One of the Most Important Positions in ITCompTIA Linux+ XKO-002Prep For a Career in Linux System Administration with This Comprehensive CourseCompTIA CSA+Study to Pass the CompTIA CSA+ Certification ExamCompTIA Advanced Security PractitionerStudy to Pass the CompTIA CASP Certification ExamCompTIA Certified Healthcare IT Technician Exam Study GuideThe Demand for Healthcare IT Technicians is Growing, It’s Time to Get Certified!CompTIA Network+ N10-006Take the Leap Towards a Career In Network InfrastructureOriginal Complete 2018 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle Price: $4927Wccftech Discount Complete 2018 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle Price: $59last_img read more

Live Stream 2015 Latin American Cities Conference San José

first_imgRelated posts:GlobalTies highlights role of public diplomacy at 2015 Latin America Dialogue Costa Rica should expect 4.3 percent GDP growth, World Bank says Costa Rica ranks 83rd in the world for doing business Uber gets $200 million for international expansion The Tico Times will be live streaming the 2015 Latin American Cities Conference: San José, brought to you by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. The conference, “Costa Rica: A New Investment Opportunity,” takes place Thursday, June 25, 2015 at theCosta Rica Marriott Hotel, starting at 8:30 a.m. Below the feed, find more information about the conference, as well as a list of speakers and important links. If you have trouble viewing, please contact: Note: If you miss the live stream, watch the entire video here following the event’s conclusion. The link will be active at 8:30 a.m.Costa Rica: A New Investment OpportunityIn the past year, Costa Rica has faced cases of departures of long-standing international investors. Although the country continues to draw sophisticated investors from around the world, external and internal challenges persist when it comes to attracting greater levels of foreign direct investment. Since taking office, however, President Luis Guillermo Solís has sought to revamp Costa Rica’s efforts to boost both the volume and nature of FDI.Amercias Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with Costa Rica’s Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) and the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE), will hold a half-day conference to focus on the country’s economic and investment outlook, convening government officials and foreign investors who span various industries.Confirmed speakersLuis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa RicaAlexander Mora, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa RicaCésar Arias, Director, Latin American Sovereigns Group, Fitch RatingsDoyle Boyd, Solutions Director, Marketing Digital Production and Content Services, AccentureJosé Rafael Brenes, CEO, National Stock Exchange of Costa RicaDave Dalton, President, General MicrocircuitsRoberto Echandi, Global Lead, Investment Policy, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, World BankAlberto Franco, Economist, Founder and Consultant, EcoanálisisVincent Guglielmetti, Costa Rica Site & Mega Lab General Manager, Intel CorporationRagnhild Melzi, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the AmericasLuis Mesalles, Associate Economist of the Central American AcademyCharlie Noel, Vice President of Operations, MicroVention, Inc.Ed Sanchez, Country Officer, Costa Rica, CitiJorge Sequeira, Managing Director, Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE)Registration: 8-8:30 a.m. Conference: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Follow the discussion on Twitter: @ASCOA or @TheTico Times, hashtag #crASCOAEvent Information: Guillermo Zubillaga,, +(212) 277-8362.Visit: and follow updates at Facebook Commentslast_img read more

EasyJets CEO tipped for top job at Virgin Blue

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> EasyJet’s departing boss, Andy Harrison has been named as a contender to replace Brett Godfrey as Virgin Blue’s chief executive.Last week, EasyJet announced that Mr Harrison was planning to leave the British no-frills airline at the end of June ”in order to seek new challenges”.John Borghetti, who was formerly third-in-charge at Qantas, is another possible candidate for the top job. ”It’s well known around the world that Godfrey is available for consulting from the first of June,” an insider said yesterday. ”If he can find someone he is ready to bail out.”Sources are also playing down the likelihood of David Baxby, one of the British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson’s rising stars, having an interest in the top job. Mr Baxby is a Virgin Blue director but spends most of his time managing the airline interests of Sir Richard’s Virgin Group.This week, Virgin announced the appointment of Liz Savage as chief commercial officer, replacing Stefan Pichler, who moved to the Kuwaiti airline Jazeera Airways early this year.Ms Savage, the former boss of the British charter airline Monarch, will begin at the end of March. She is also a 10-year veteran of easyJet.Virgin still has to find a replacement for Mathias Friess, the boss of global sales and distribution who left in September for Webjet.last_img read more

New centre calling visitors to Vanuatu

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H NZ High Commissioner Bill Dobbie, DOT director George Borugu & Malampa Travel Call Centre’s Howard Iseli A new tourism call centre was launched at Tok Tok Vanuatu yesterday aimed at providing communications and booking support to outer island tourism businesses in the south Pacific nation. The Malampa Travel Call Centre, the first of its kind in the country, has been designed to enhance the overall visitor experience to the islands of “cannibalism and custom”, Malekula. Funding for the project comes primarily from the New Zealand government, with contributions by the Australian government, Telecom Vanuatu and the Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) helping support the programme.   Talking at Tok Tok, New Zealand High Commissioner Bill Dobbie said the initiative’s purpose was “to connect people who want to sell Vanuatu tourism services to people who want to buy them”.    “We hope the new call centre will help visitors discover what matters in Vanuatu,” Mr Dobbie said of the “pilot programme” before officially presenting the country’s NZ$3 million grant to Vanuatu Department of Tourism (DOT) director George Borugu. “We are keen to help Vanuatu grow its tourism sector … to see them fully realise their potential,” he told reporters on the sidelines of Tok Tok.“We don’t mind where the tourism comes from.”Mr Borugu said the project would help in “establishing a link” with the outer islands, which “nobody knew about”.“Efate is becoming saturated,” the DOT boss told e-Travel Blackboard. “We want more people to visit the outer islands.”The Call Centre will initially launch with nine core visitor experiences before expanding to cover the rest of the Malampa Province.Click here to view more from Tok Tok. center_img Bill Dobbie talks up Vanuatulast_img read more

Its unfair for Qantas to pay for runway AIPA

first_imgExpecting the Australian flag carrier to ‘pre-fund’ a new runway at Brisbane Airport is “unreasonable” and likely to make the airline less competitive, according to the carrier’s pilots’ union.Although the runway is “needed”, the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) president Captain Barry Jackson said in today’s environment airlines do not have the “margins” to pay out a long-term investment, and requesting Qantas to pay-up was simply “not fair”.“Eight years is far too long a lead time for a commercial agreement – that’s the sort of time frame that government usually looks at,” he explained.  “As the ACCC Chairman Rob Sims very correctly points out, ‘normally when you’ve got parties paying for lumpy new investments there is not a long lead time between the spend and getting use of that investment’.” He added that it was “high time” stakeholders stopped leaning on airlines to help make them money. “Australian airports are some of the most expensive to operate into and out of in the Asia Pacific, and it is unreasonable to expect Qantas to stretch and cover that gap,” he said.“There is no doubt that the runway is needed, but it is unreasonable to expect Qantas to accept the current arrangement.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Fed Chair Signals Caution as Economy Continues to Improve

first_img Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve Janet Yellen Jobs 2014-08-24 Ryan Schuette Share Fed Chair Signals Caution as Economy Continues to Improve August 24, 2014 628 Views center_img Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for moderation in monetary policy in a major speech on Friday as the economy continued to show signs of a slow but steady recovery.Speaking from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the central banker hailed a falling unemployment rate and improving payroll figures but held back from calling it significant enough process to notch up still-low interest rates.”These developments are encouraging, but it speaks to the depth of the damage that, five years after the end of the recession, the labor market has yet to fully recover,” Yellen said.Employment was high on the agenda as something the Fed chair indicated would determine whether the central bank decides to move on interest rates in the near future.She said the Federal Open Market Committee plans to continue easing asset purchases toward suspension in October but only with a “wide range” of measurable information available that showed stability in the economy.Under the larger Federal Reserve, the influential Federal Open Market Committee helms open-market activities like the purchase and sale of Treasury securities.Recent minutes showed the committee continues to see inflation running “persistently below 2 percent,” enough to back measures like the widely anticipated hike in federal interest rates, kept artificially low since the Great Recession.The committee pledged in July that it would add mortgage-backed security holdings at $10 billion per month, a notch down from $15 billion per month.Longer-term Treasuries would meanwhile roll in at $15 billion each month rather than $20 billion, with the committee expecting that increased security holdings will exert “downward pressure” on interest rates and buttress mortgage markets.Paul Dales, a senior U.S. economist with Capital Economics, said Yellen’s address on Friday was far from a seismic event in how she felt about interest rates.If the committee’s July minutes “suggested that the Fed had taken two steps closer to raising interest rates, then today’s speech … could be interpreted as it taking one step back,” he said in analysis offered on Friday.His firm projected that the simple arithmetic of votes from other committee members would likely outnumber and compel the Fed chair to hike interest rates in March next year.”Put simply, she continues to believe there is more slack in the [labor] market than the unemployment rate suggests,” Dales added. in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, Newslast_img read more

Girl Wash Your Face writer Rachel Hollis ready

first_img‘Girl, Wash Your Face’ writer Rachel Hollis ready for more This cover image released by Thomas Nelson shows “Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be,” by Rachel Hollis. (Thomas Nelson via AP) NEW YORK, N.Y. – How to kick butt at the office. How to kick butt as a parent. How to kick butt, so to speak, in your marriage.There’s no shortage of books, podcasts, blogs and social streams of people dispensing advice, motivation, home tips and the idea that personal growth, happiness and health can be achieved if one just follows and believes.So what’s a life guru to do?Well, write a book that lands at the top of just about every bestseller list, for starters. Love her or trash her, Rachel Hollis has done just that with “Girl, Wash Your Face,” a collection of lies she once told herself and how she turned them around.Hollis, 35, is the little engine that could as she reaches for more every day of her life, mostly from the rural spread on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, that she shares with her newly minted business partner and husband of 14 years, Dave Hollis, their four kids and a mini schnauzer named Jeffrey.The Hollises do more than sit home in Austin. They run, a lot. They blast out livestreams. A lot. They record podcasts in their closet and organize life-affirming conferences for mostly female audiences who cheer and scribble their dreams on paper as Rachel waves her arms and jumps around on a stage, urging them on.The Hollises drink water, a lot (half their body weight in water a day) and want you to do the same, perhaps while you’re following Rachel’s lead on prepping healthy meals and snacks for yourself and your kids, training for a half-marathon and simultaneously writing a new book and promoting the last one at the same time.These two are Made for More, one of their slogans, and they’re just about the cutest duo working in the space today, whether you can make it happen for yourself or not.Rachel’s “Girl, Wash Your Face,” from the Christian imprint Thomas Nelson, was released in February. It just passed the million-sold mark after a slow start, climbing its way up the lists through word of mouth. She doesn’t hold back, describing the suicide of her brother when they were teens, her tense childhood as the daughter of a Pentecostal preacher in the sticks of Southern California (yes, there are sticks) and the sometimes debilitating anxiety that has plagued her through the years.She hops on Instagram to greet her “tribe” before coffee, jokes about her hair and eyelash extensions and deals with her young brood while engaging fans, chiding one of her three boys to stop peeing in the yard, for instance, or laughing as her kitchen knife gets stuck in a squash on camera.Where did Hollis come from? Well, Weedpatch, California, of “The Grapes of Wrath” fame, in the beginning, with a move to Los Angeles to make her dreams come true at age 17. Hollis, 43-year-old Dave and their kids decamped to Austin last year to get more bang for their business buck, buying an old church they’re converting into office space.So how does one go from food blogger to event planner to running a lifestyles site to bestselling writer?“What sets this book apart is — this sounds so lame to say — is my voice. I’m not an expert. I’m not a guru. Anything I’ve ever done, the work I’ve done, has always been like your girlfriend telling you what worked for her,” Hollis said. “Even as a food blogger, which is how I got started, I was just telling what worked for me. ‘Hey, this is the casserole I made that got my kids to eat dinner the other night.’”Over the years, her content changed as she “evolved as a woman,” as her boys — now 11, 10 and 6 — grew out of toddlerhood (the couple also has an adopted 18-month-old daughter) and as she realized she needed to fix the things wrong in her life.“I was having massive anxiety attacks. I was abusing alcohol. I was making really poor choices, and I thought, gosh, I don’t want to go through the rest of my life like this,” she said. “I want to get control, so I started to do therapy and I started to read books and I started to listen to podcasts. I was like a sponge for this information.”Rachel is not Gwyneth. While an admirer of all things Pinterest perfect, she is not interested in putting a Goop gloss on who she is and what she says. She slams back her coffee like a boss (dosing it with cinnamon after she gave up milk and sugar), admits to yelling at her kids (not so much anymore) and thoroughly appreciates the taco joint near their Texas home.So where does Dave fit into all of this? Well, he’s got a tattoo that reads “Ally,” to go with the one his wife already had, “Mogul.” He was head of distribution for Disney, where Dreams are officially Made, for seven years and worked there for 17, until he recognized he was in a corporate rut while Rachel was home reaching for more.“I finally one day said, ‘Fine, I don’t trust it. I think that there’s some snake oil in this personal development space but it’s worked for you. I have to at least see what it’s about,’” he said.Rachel’s lifestyle blog, The Chic Site, is where she truly began building a following. Her “Girl, Wash Your Face” is her seventh book, if you count a novella of long ago. She has crossed genres, from a novel about three young women making their way in Los Angeles, with two follow ups, to a cookbook and soon, “Girl, Stop Apologizing,” out in March.As podcasts have taken hold again, the Hollises have scored there, too. Rachel started alone with “Rise,” but as the two have become a self-help power couple, they’ve added “Rise Together” to focus on marriage. Both podcasts have made it into the Top 10 on iTunes. They’ve also made a feature-length documentary, “Made for More,” about last year’s “Rise” conference. The film was a Fathom event shown for two nights in theatres earlier this year that sold 100,000-plus tickets around the country.This new life, Dave said, “feels like a calling,” and if that sounds like God talk, it is. These are people of faith who are unashamed but not terribly Bible-thumpy as they dispense the self-help that has worked for them, both as individuals and as a couple.“Mogul” remains Rachel’s power word, just as “Ally” does for Dave.“I refuse to live as half of myself just because you can’t handle all of me,” Rachel said. “I have a high school diploma. When I started out I was not well connected. I didn’t know anybody. I didn’t have the skill. I didn’t have anything. I’m self-taught in every respect. That’s why the word, to me, was so powerful.”center_img by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Posted Sep 14, 2018 7:40 am PDT Last Updated Sep 14, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 24, 2019 10:03 pm PDT Weinstein in court to replace legal team AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein is due in court for a judge to formally sign off on changes to the legal team in his sexual assault case.The disgraced Hollywood mogul is looking to replace defence attorney Benjamin Brafman with four lawyers. They include Jose Baez, who won an acquittal for Florida mom Casey Anthony on charges she killed her young daughter.Judge James Burke is expected to approve the swap at Friday’s hearing in New York City.The 66-year-old Weinstein is charged with raping a woman in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006. He denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex.Weinstein’s new legal team also features Ronald Sullivan, Pamela Robillard Mackey and ex-Manhattan prosecutor Duncan Levin.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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