The 28th annual Export Achievement Awards will celebrate some of the province’s top exporters at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 15. Eleven companies from across Nova Scotia, recognized in their communities for excellence in exporting, will be honoured at the Export Achievement Awards luncheon, presented by Nova Scotia Business Inc., the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Trade Team Nova Scotia. One of the companies will be named Nova Scotia’s exporter of the year. “Nova Scotia is known worldwide for producing high-quality products and services,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “It is important to celebrate the successes of Nova Scotia’s talented export companies and recognize the contributions exporters make to the economy.” This year’s award recipients are: Clearwater Seafoods, Bedford Halifax Biomedical Inc., Mabou I. Matheson, New Glasgow IMO Foods Limited, Yarmouth Kenney and Ross Limited, Port Saxon, Shelburne Co. National Gypsum Canada Ltd., Milford Station, Hants Co. Pearl and Daisy Natural Soap, Londonderry, Colchester Co. Protocase, Sydney Scotian Gold, Coldbrook Sissiboo Investments, Weymouth TecBox, Rhodes Corner, Lunenburg Co. “The 2012 Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards are about honouring excellence in Atlantic Canadian companies with a global focus,” said Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of ACOA Minister Bernard Valcourt. “Our government congratulates all the nominees and commends their commitment to innovation and productivity that results in success internationally and jobs, growth and prosperity here at home.” This year’s keynote speaker Darren Zwicker, executive vice-president of LED Roadway Lighting Ltd., will talk about his experience as a Nova Scotia exporter. He will discuss how LED has become a leading designer and manufacturer of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting fixtures, control systems, and installing systems around the globe. “Every year I am pleased to see the accomplishments made by companies around the province,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. “At NSBI, we helped our companies do business in over 40 countries last year and we are seeing more and more companies working with us to compete globally. “Through trade, Nova Scotia businesses are able to gain access to more consumers and, last year, 850 Nova Scotia companies exported $9.53 billion in goods and services to domestic and global markets.” This year’s event is at the World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle St., Halifax. For more information on the awards and to purchase tickets, visit www.exportachievementawards.com.
En effet, c’est le jeudi 2 avril qu’ouvrira le service de réservation téléphonique et en ligne d’emplacements de camping dans les parcs provinciaux. Le système de réservation est accessible en anglais et en français, de 9 h à 23 h, à l’adresse www.novascotiaparks.ca et au 1-888-544-3434. C’est la dixième année que les Néo-Écossais peuvent faire leurs réservations en ligne. Environ 80 p. 100 des réservations d’emplacements de camping dans les parcs provinciaux sont faites par les campeurs avant d’arriver au parc choisi. Les parcs provinciaux d’utilisation diurne sont ouverts du 15 mai au 12 octobre. Les parcs de camping ouvrent en mai ou en juin, selon les parcs, et ferment en septembre ou en octobre. Les frais de réservation sont de 9 $ et les frais d’annulation, de 7 $. Jusqu’au 3 juillet, les boissons alcoolisées sont interdites dans tous les parcs de camping provinciaux. Cette année, sept des 20 parcs de camping provinciaux passent à un système d’auto-inscription. Les campeurs ont le choix : ils peuvent réserver d’avance en ligne ou en appelant le numéro sans frais, ou ils peuvent se présenter au parc et utiliser le téléphone à la barrière pour réserver un emplacement de camping et payer les frais requis. Les parcs sont les suivants :– les parcs provinciaux Laurie et Porters Lake, Municipalité régionale d’Halifax– le parc provincial The Islands, comté de Shelburne– le parc provincial Smileys, Windsor– le parc provincial Boyslton, comté de Guysborough– le parc provincial Salsman, Country Harbour, comté de Guysborough– le parc provincial Whycocomah, Whycocomagh Pour plus d’informations sur les parcs provinciaux de la Nouvelle-Écosse et la liste complète des dates d’ouverture, allez à www.novascotiaparks.ca.
New Delhi: Veteran designer Tarun Tahiliani says it is imperative for new-age couples that traditional and contemporary approach go hand-in-hand, even when it comes to their fashion choices. The couturier, whose collection ‘Bloom’ will draw curtains at the FDCI India Couture Week 2019 on Sunday, said men and women who reach out to him have always had a clear expectation: of the finest quality, intricate technique and something that flatters their personal style and body type. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “That ask hasn’t changed over time. What has changed now though is a newer age bride and grooms want to adorn exquisite garments, however without compromising on functionality. They want to be able to enjoy their own wedding functions and move around at ease without feeling weighed down. They want to maintain tradition but with a modern outlook,” Tahiliani told PTI in an interview. The couturier said evolution through time not only shows how far India has come as an industry but also as a country. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “Be true to your roots, revive techniques and fabrics that celebrate our culture but also focus on how couture can be made lightweight, easy, breathable and modern given the changing times and how each individual wants to have mobility and truly enjoy wearing the most exquisite garments.” The embroidery in the collection ranges from India to France and Tahiliani said each style serves its own purpose and appeals to individual tastes and preferences. “Kasheeda – fine-resham work helps us make the garments feather light floral motifs combine with French knots, tulle, jaali burned in the fabric, lace, and ombre beading bring a glamorous exquisiteness and drama to each piece. “The menswear is more classic tone-on-tone work and signature Tarun Tahiliani accents because the entire focus is in getting the fit right, since that’s where true luxury lies, he added. This time at the ICW, there will be no muse headlining the show. The star of the show are the garments, he believes. The couturier, who entered his 25th year as a fashion designer, said the journey has been incredible. ” The love and support we have received through the years has been a humbling experience. When we started, we worked mostly on textiles, and we did aari, mirror work, aabla and mukaish, and in the late 2000s it exploded into a madness of weight. Soon we realised that there was a problem to be solved – to make lightweight exquisite couture for brides so they can actually move around at ease,” he said. “We have also consistently invested in R&D over the years on the underlying-structure for garments, and on developing different types of crinolines to ensure we can achieve this goal of being a couturier who understands their clients’ needs while ensure they are a vision in their outfits. The next 25 years I can only hope are as rewarding as the past years gone by,” he added. The ICW closes Sunday.
New Delhi: While the minimum support price (MSP) set by the government has failed to benefit a large section of farmers, the crash in food prices as a result of excess supply has added to their woes. Agri sector experts maintain that MSP benefits are very limited and hence most farmers are unable to recover their costs, let alone a fair price for their produce. A stagnant farm income poses a huge challenge to the Modi government’s promise of doubling farmers’ income by 2022. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal “MSP is just a political announcement. Most farmers get Mandi (wholesale) price and not the MSP. In the market, transaction eventually takes place between private players. If a buyer has fixed a price, then farmers do not have any option. Only 7 per cent farmers get MSP benefits,” said Vijay Sardana, an agri market expert. Noted agriculture expert Ashok Gulati said that farmers have been in distress as they are unable to recover the cost of production. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Raising the MSP for major crops in July 2018, the government had termed the hike as historic. It had said that the price for Kharif crops of 2018-19 was based on the principle of fixing the MSPs at a level of at least 150 per cent of the cost of production. Accordingly, the return over cost for various crops ranged between 50 and 97 per cent. The maximum MSP increase was seen in the case of Bajra with a hike of Rs 525 per quintal. Many experts attribute the farm sector distress to excess supply which has been reflecting in the foodgrain stock. The fall in foodgrain prices globally has also influenced the price in the domestic market. This is the reason that the increase in MSP has not translated in equal increase in farm produce prices on the ground. Due to excess supply of food grains, the prevailing market price is lower than the MSP. D.K. Joshi, Chief Economist at rating agency Crisil, expects the situation to get better in the current financial year as food inflation has inched up compared to the previous year. “If you look at 2018-19, food inflation was only 0.1 per cent. This year it is expected to be marginally higher. This means that farmers will get better value for their products this year than what they got last year,” he said.
It was a welcome change that Meade herself had initiated. The previous winter, amid the roiling outcry about sexual assault and rape culture — especially in Hollywood — Meade had gone to HBO executives and demanded change. She needed some kind of advocate on the set, someone to help her when she had a sex scene to film.She got her ask — and then some. Network executives found Rodis through Intimacy Directors International, a nonprofit she cofounded in 2016 that aims to normalize a set of standards and practices surrounding the execution of sex scenes on stage and on film. Rodis’ hiring has made such an impact that showrunner David Simon told Rolling Stone in September that he would never work without an intimacy coordinator again. Following suit, HBO has now adopted a policy whereby all of its shows and movies with intimate scenes will be staffed with an intimacy coordinator — either Rodis or someone like her. Along with her work on The Deuce, Rodis is already overseeing the sets of Crashing, the upcoming Damon Lindelof-helmed Watchmen series and Deadwood (the movie); she is training other intimacy coordinators to work on Jett, about a female ex-con, and Euphoria, a coming-of-age series about high school kids. Maggie Gyllenhaal as Candy directing a porn shoot on HBO’s ‘The Deuce.’ (Paul Schiraldi/HBO) Last spring, Emily Meade was getting ready to give a blow job in front of a crew of people on the Bronx set of HBO’s The Deuce, and she wasn’t thrilled about it. The penis wasn’t real — it was a dildo — but she had never done this specific thing on screen before. Meade, who plays budding porn star Lori, worried about that image of her being out in the world. “What if my future kids see this someday?” she thought. She was a woman in a sexualized industry, playing the role of a prostitute in 1970s New York; surely her concerns were not new. But in the era of #MeToo, her sense that she could do something about it was. The time was ripe to think about safety in the workplace — particularly if your job revolved around sex.Despite the fact that Meade had been doing sex scenes since she was 16 years old, they still had the power to make her feel uneasy. Part of the problem was that she sometimes felt so alone. When she had misgivings about a scene, was uncomfortable or cold, or felt too naked — physically or emotionally — in between takes, it was always up to her to say so, right there in front of everyone. Like many actors, she didn’t want to disappoint the people she worked with or to seem like she was complaining. Over the years, she’d often resigned herself to taking the path of least resistance, even if it took a toll on her. For some jobs, she even packed her own safety supplies, like a flesh-colored thong that she hoped would protect her during nude scenes. All too often, no one else considered those details.But things were different this season on The Deuce. As Meade knelt down, a woman named Alicia Rodis, the network’s first-ever “intimacy coordinator,” was within eyeshot, watching the monitor. She had given Meade a pad for her knees, knowing that the hard floor would bruise them otherwise. Between takes, she offered mouth spray and flavored lubricant. And she had spoken with Meade before the scene about her concerns and relayed them to the director. In a moment when Meade was completely exposed, Rodis was there, providing physical, social and professional protection. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
“We do not yet know the extent of the tragedy,” Mr. Ban told journalists at a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York. “But you have seen the reports of the hundreds of students trapped at a local university, and potentially many others are dead. My thoughts are very much with them and their families.” In a separate statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General said he was deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction of property, and extended his condolences to the families of the victims. “The United Nations stands ready to support the Government of China in its efforts to respond to the humanitarian needs caused by the disaster,” the statement added. Media reports said the earthquake, measuring about 7.8 on the Richter scale, was centred in Sichuan Province and struck early in the afternoon local time. Local authorities have reported that thousands of people are dead and the toll is expected to keep rising. In a separate statement released by his spokesperson, Mr. Kerim extended his support to Chinese authorities as they attempt to mitigate the after-effects of the earthquake. He “welcomes the readiness of the international community – including and especially on the part of the United Nations system – to assist the country and the people of China to overcome the immediate humanitarian as well as longer-term infrastructural effects of the devastation of this natural catastrophe.” 12 May 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim have voiced their sorrow and sympathy for the victims of the earthquake that struck south-western China today, killing thousands of people, and pledged the support of the United Nations in any humanitarian efforts following the disaster.
Former United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake has confirmed that she had rejected a diplomatic posting offered to her.Senanayake, who lost the Parliamentary election last week, said that she feels she needs to remain close to the public despite losing the election. “I understand I can do a lot for my country as a diplomat but I do not want to distance myself from the people who voted for me,” she said. She said that her representatives who were at the counting stations had noted discrepancies in the number of votes she had received according to the formal list as opposed to the numbers sen by her representatives. (Colombo Gazette) The former Minister said that she had also raised concerns over the counting of preferential votes.
In an update on the situation in wider Sudan and the Darfur region, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) listed a number of incidents, including a reported attack in eastern Sudan that was repelled by the Sudanese army. UN commercially-rented trucks carrying food were in the area during the incident. Due to the continued violence, UNMIS said that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) still faced difficulties in certain areas. Earlier this month mission chief Jan Pronk called for an immediate end to violence in Darfur and expressed his concern that rebel factions were fighting in the war-torn region even as the African Union (AU) tried to keep upcoming peace negotiations on track.Fighting in Darfur flared in early 2003 after rebels took up arms, partly in protest over the distribution of resources. Militias such as the Janjaweed joined in the battle against them, terrorizing the population. The UN says some 180,000 people have died as a result of the conflict, while another 1.8 million have been forced from their homes, including about 200,000 who fled across the border to neighbouring Chad.
“Protectionism and isolationism will reverse our common development. We need more trade and cooperation – not less,” said Tore Hattrem, the Chairperson of the Delegation of Norway at the 72nd annual general debate of the United Nations General Assembly. The world cannot afford to “shake the very foundations” that its open, global economic order is based on, he added. In his remarks, Mr. Hattrem stressed that the United Nations is the “backbone” of the global order, noting, in his words that a strong and healthy back is needed to address and resolve the challenges the world is facing today. “But we know that we can do it together.” He also urged continued commitment for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 4, on inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. Norway’s head of delegation also noted that the country has actively supported the UN since it was founded, and expressed his support to Secretary-General António Guterres’ vision for the Organization.Full statement available here
In November 2017, Saeed Rashid from the United Kingdom was taking photos during a dive on a reef in the Egyptian Red Sea when he came across a female hawksbill turtle that had swallowed a plastic bag and was, as a result, unable to eat.The turtle probably mistook the floating plastic bag for a jellyfish which hawksbills typically eat.It is just one example of how discarded plastic items are choking the marine ecosystem.On World Oceans Day, marked annually on 8 June, the UN and its partners are raising awareness about the destructive force of plastic pollution across the globe.To read more about Saeed Rashid’s turtle rescue exploits and his awakening, as well the global fight against plastic pollution go to: https://unworldoceansday.org/spotlight-article/plastic-planet.
‘There is no doubt that environmental factors are rising up the agenda for new car buyers’, said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. ‘Lower fuel consumption and emissions are now as important for many people as safety features and price. November new car registrations fell two per cent to 155,315 unitsYear to November total down 3.1 per cent to 2,211,054 unitsDiesel registrations fall for first time since April, down 2.5 per cent to 65,203 units ‘The good news is that manufacturers are bringing many new technologies to market and improving the performance of cars with traditional petrol and diesel powertrains. In addition we are providing more information to guide buyers, like the new car green label. We will be keeping a close eye on the Chancellor’s pre-budget speech later today to see if he supports this progress with incentives for buyers.’More detail in the attached:DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Michel B. Jordan once got star struck upon seeing Michael Jordan. (Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images/Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)Michael B. Jordan has always had fame tied to his name. Without the B, he’s easily confused for NBA great Michael Jordan. Though the two have never met, the “Black Panther” star currently has no interest in changing that anytime soon.“I never met Michael Jordan,” the actor said in the May issue of Men’s Health. “I never want to officially meet him until I’m at a point where he knows who I am and I know who he is. And it would be our mutual respect thing. Until then it would just be a ‘this guy has your name, ha ha.’ I don’t want that. So that pushes me to keep working too. These things motivate me.”Still, it’s not like Jordan hasn’t been close to having an official meeting with the sports icon. He told The Wall Street Journal in January that he saw the baller at NBA All-Star Weekend once and got star struck. And the person who had that effect on Jordan is part of something else that motivated the actor growing up.“I’m competitive. I want to compete in anything I do. That came from my name,” the star of the upcoming big screen adaptation of “Fahrenheit 451” said. “Growing up in sports and having a name like Michael Jordan and being teased, I had to compete. I couldn’t be the guy with the name and not be good at it. That carried over to everything. I’m like, I’ve got to be just as great if not greater than he was in his field.”While Jordan’s reasoning for not wanting to meet MJ just yet may be compelling to some, several Twitter users remained largely unimpressed.“Surprising considering they both chase after White Women,🙄” a user said.“M’kay,” someone else simply tweeted.“Weird,” another said.“What?!?” someone more enthused exclaimed.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A university’s transgender policy has sparked a backlash after saying that transgender people must be “positively represented” in discussions.Academics have said that the inclusion of such clauses “stifle debate”, as they warn against the “Orwellian” rules. Institutions have rushed to introduce specific “transgender policies” in recent years, often in addition to their existing equality and diversity policies. But there is concern among some professors that some of parts of these policies impede on free speech and create a “chilling effect” on campus.Sussex university includes a clause in its policy which say that “any materials within relevant courses and modules will positively represent trans people and trans lives”.Kathleen Stock, a philosophy professor at Sussex and director of teaching at the university’s History, Art History and Philosophy department, said that this kind of clause is “repressive”.“Universities should have policies that protect employees and students from discrimination,” Prof Stock said.“But policies which say you must always ‘positively represent’ a group of people clearly overstep the boundary. These are not fit for purpose in allowing academics to explore issues responsibly.”She said that academics need to be able to discuss societal questions about how to balance rights of trans people and others like vulnerable women in prisons, hostels and rape crisis centres.“If we want to talk about those from an academic perspective, we have to be able to talk about criminality, mental illness and anything else,” she said.Prof Stock gave the example the incarceration of transgender women in the female women’s estate and failures in policy that led to the Karen White case. The transgender prisoner Karen White, a convicted rapist and paedophile, was born a man but used a transgender persona to attack female prisoners in a women’s prison.The prison service has since apologised over failings in the case and last year White was jailed for life. “These sorts of attempts to control academic thought are repressive and illiberal, and they have a chilling effect,” Prof Stock said.Many universities – including Sussex – base their transgender policies on a template created by the sector organisation Advance HE, previously known as the Equality Challenge Unit, which states that courses should be checked to ensure they contain material “that positively represents trans people and trans lives”. Michael Biggs, an associate professor of sociology at Oxford, said the positive representation clause is “outrageous”. “This is really Orwellian. Universities shouldn’t be imposing transgenderism any more than they impose radical feminism,” he said.Prof Biggs and fellow academics contacted Oxford’s pro vice-Chancellor for equality and diversity to raise their concerns about the university’s transgender policy which was introduced last year. “We said you need to put in something about academic freedom in the policy,” he said.Dr Jane Hamlin, president of The Beaumont Society, a transgender support group, said she did not believe such policies “harm debate or discussion”.She said: “Even if one is being critical it shouldn’t be about the person being transgender – clearly it depends more on the actions of the individual or the comments they have made.“Clearly if something is inappropriate that is reasonable to criticise the comment or the action, not the fact that it’s made by a trans person.”A University of Sussex spokesperson said: “Like a large number of universities, our trans and non-binary equality policy statement adopts best-practice guidance for the sector. We did this because we are committed to the inclusion of all our community. “This clause in our policy statement is not at all about closing down academic debate. On the contrary, it’s about making sure there is a balance and helping our students to look beyond stereotypical views or discussions. Allowing opposing views to be heard will always be encouraged at the University of Sussex.”
← Previous Story Romania (Round 8): Derby draw in Constanta Next Story → Vardar Skopje coach resigns Christian SchwarzerGerman handball Florian Kehrmann and Christian Schwarzer, the two former national team player’s of Germany, in the time when Germany enjoyed it’s biggest successes, openly said to the media that they are worried about the future of the german handball. The worries come after the disappointing draw at home against Austria (26:26), and even though Germany then beat Latvia away with 36:18, the criticism remained.The 318-times national team player Schwarzer also added that the younger players in the first and second German league should be given more playing time and only then the newer generations can again make Germany top team. Otherwise he noted, Germany will continue to have problems with ‘mediocre’ teams.
We uncovered news in January that T-Mobile was looking to bring back the T-Mobile Sidekick slide, but now we have some indication of the release date and specs of the new T-Mobile Sidekick 4G.The handset is being manufactured by Samsung and will provide a design like the original Sidekick and include a five-row QWERTY keyboard. The phone doesn’t just rest on the laurels of the hit original, it has a number of updates as well. The biggest of these is that OS is Android, Android 2.2 to be exact. It will be able to use Android Market. The 3.5-inch display means this is the first Sidekick to feature a touchscreen, and its “4”G capabilities mean downloads of up to a scorching 21 Mbps.Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail apps will be standard, as will a status update panel on the homescreen status from a notification pane and browse your friend’s feeds via the home screen. So there are lots of social features on board, not unlike the old Sidekick, but Danger’s server system has been removed. The server-side system has been replaced with the the Sidekick Group Text and Cloud Text. This system will allow users to make, manage, and reply-all to text talks with friends. The Cloud Text feature means users can text friends/groups who use aren’t Sidekick users, say if they are on a Blackberry or iPhone.The phone will use a a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor from Samsung and for cameras it will have a front-facing video conferencing camera and a 3MP rear camera.You will be able to buy one of the new T-Mobile Sidekick 4Gs later this spring in two colors – matte black or pearl magenta.Read more at T-Mobile
Google : l’Europe réclame la suspension des nouvelles règles de confidentialitéLe Groupe des 29, qui réunit les 27 autorités européennes de protection des données, a demandé à Google de suspendre ses nouvelles règles de confidentialité, censées entrer en vigueur au mois de mars. Les Cnils européennes souhaitent ainsi prendre le temps de déterminer leurs possibles impacts sur les données personnelles des citoyens de l’UE. Mais Google refuse d’accéder à leur demande.Le 2 février, le Groupe des 29, qui rassemble les 27 autorités de protection des données européennes, a adressé un courrier au PDG de Google, Larry. Dans cette lettre (lien non disponible), les autorités demandent au géant de Mountain View de suspendre ses nouvelles règles de confidentialité, qui doivent entrer en vigueur dès le 1er mars. À lire aussiJour du dépassement : l’Union européenne aura épuisé le 10 mai ses ressources de l’année 2019Le groupe explique avoir confié à la Cnil une enquête sur cette nouvelle politique, afin de “déterminer les conséquences possibles sur les données personnelles des citoyens européens”. Mais Google, qui affirme avoir seulement souhaité simplifier sa politique de confidentialité, n’accédera pas à sa demande.La firme a rapidement répondu au courrier des autorités européennes, pour confirmer l’entrée en vigueur de ses nouvelles règles dès le 1er mars. “Durant cette période, aucun d’entre eux n’a exprimé de préoccupations significatives, et nous avons désormais lancé la plus importante campagne de communication de notre histoire auprès des utilisateurs. Les changements ne seront pas effectifs avant le 1er mars ; d’ici là, nous sommes ouverts à toute discussion avec les différentes autorités de protection des données personnelles qui auraient des interrogations sur ces changements” fait toutefois savoir le géant de Mountain View.Le 6 février 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambert
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 10, 2016 – Police raided the Five Cays community in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and caught a few illegals with no proof of legal status… they were hoping for more.Press Liaison officer, Kevin Clarke in a media statement said the joint operations with Immigration and the TCI Police will continue and come in the aftermath of a series of Haitian boats making landfall in the northwest part of Providenciales.Photos show the task force in full gear and armed ready to flush out migrants who are wanted by officials; several boats have made landfall undetected by the coastal radar leaving untold numbers of illegal suspected Haitians to run free in the islands.The most recent boat load sparked even greater fears among residents due to a prison break in Haiti and a report from the US Coast Guard that drugs and weapons smuggling is on the rise through the Dominican Republic and Haiti. That report was given to the National Security Council which includes the Governor and Commissioner of Police. Police say the joint operations will continue.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists there are no concerns over Roberto Firmino ahead of tonight’s Champions League game at Red Star BelgradeThe Brazilian striker has only found the net once in nine games, amid suggestions that he could be in need of a rest.Aside from playing more Premier League games than any other player since the start of last season, Firmino had been actively involved in Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final.He also represented Brazil at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.But Klopp remains unconcerned over Firmino and claims that he remains a key member of the squad regardless of his lack of goals.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“No. He’s hard-working, sometimes better, sometimes a bit less, but good. That’s how it is,” Klopp told reporters on YouTube.“It will be all fine for sure. If he didn’t score in the last few games then… one in nine? All competitions? Didn’t he score against Red Star? That was the one goal he scored? Okay, good.“I am not concerned. Things like this happen. He is a very important player for us. I was not really happy with our defending first half in London and he was involved in that. That’s what I’m talking about.“In the end, everything will be fine. We know about these situations. Sometimes it is clicking easier than in other moments, that’s all. There are no concerns.”The Group C game between Red Star and Liverpool will begin at 18:55 (CEST).
One of the longest continuously running initiatives of the AFRO-American Newspapers is the Ms. Santa program.For over 80 years the Ms. Santa program has served as an integral part of The AFRO’s legacy of serving the community’s less fortunate, in this case, with food, clothes, books and toys for the children.This December will mark 15 years for Diane Hocker, the AFRO’s director of Community and Public relations, who is the current Ms. Santa. This year Ms. Santa, with the help of her sponsor, Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE), will expand the program by hosting a holiday party which will be held at the Reginald F. Lewis African American History Museum on Dec. 8 in Baltimore.Ms. Santa and the sponsors will meet the families they are aiding as well as host a fun-filled evening for the children with entertainment and activities for all ages. Each year families across the state of Maryland write in to Ms. Santa looking for help in making their family’s Christmas the best it can be.Ms. Santa, center (sitting), and her elves are part of The AFRO’s legacy of serving the community’s less fortunate.Ms. Santa tries to make sure each family has food and gifts for the holiday season. Every year she raises money and items to donate to, on average, 150 families in need; and in addition, she also collects toys and books from various organizations that hold their own toy drives to aid in the giving.At the holiday party on Dec. 8, BGE and the other sponsors and contributors will be recognized for making the Ms. Santa program a success. “One reason the AFRO’s Ms. Santa program has been a success these past 80 years is because generous citizens have been willing to share with their neighbors. Christmas is a time for sharing and giving to others. The AFRO’s Ms. Santa program provides an excellent opportunity for people to do just that. All contributions are tax deductible,” said Hocker.We urge everyone to contribute toys and monetary gifts to the Ms Santa program.For more information or to make a contribution please call Diane Hocker at 410-554-8243 or contact her at dhocker@ afro.com.