Balfour Beatty signs up for £106m schools work

first_img Tags: NULL KCS-content Balfour Beatty signs up for £106m schools work Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp INFRASTRUCTURE group Balfour Beatty finalised two school construction projects yesterday in a deal due to net them £106m. Balfour will work for Ealing and Oldham councils to deliver two brand new secondary schools under public private partnership (PPP) contracts and refurbish two other schools.The company will invest equity of up to £6.3m in the two 25-year concessions as part of the PPP deal, and work on the schools will begin in early 2011. Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: “We look forward to delivering these first-class learning environments for the pupils and their teachers while demonstrating our commitment to the local communities through an employment and skills pledge that will leave a lasting skills legacy.”Balfour has construction contracts with education authorities worth nearly £800m through PPP. Thursday 16 December 2010 7:44 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapplast_img read more

Feligreses de los Cayos de la Florida reciben al Obispo…

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Por Amy SowderPosted Jan 17, 2018 Escombros, en particular  grandes equipos electrodomésticos, aún pueden verse en algunas partes de los Cayos de la Florida, que fueron azotados por el huracán Irma el 10 de septiembre. Foto de Amy Sowder/ENS.[Episcopal News Service —Cayos de la Florida] Cuatro meses después del huracán Irma, refrigeradores y lavadores se enmohecen en las cunetas de los Cayos de la Florida. Gran parte de los escombros que flanqueaban la autopista U.S. 1 ya han sido removidos, pero el hedor de la basura descompuesta sigue siendo muy marcado en algunas partes. Palmas dobladas y estropeadas bordean las aguas azul turquesa con nuevas plantaciones de palmas sostenidas por maderos. Las dársenas se ven abandonadas con muelles sin embarcaciones.Una vez que pasó la crisis inicial, se activaron tanto la fatiga como la gratitud a largo plazo de los episcopales en los Cayos, parte de la Diócesis del Sudeste de la Florida.El obispo primado Michael Curry y su delegación visitaron el 13 de enero congregaciones en las islas afectadas por el huracán con el objetivo de consolidar la unidad: con Dios, con sus cofeligreses, con otras congregaciones de la diócesis, así como con la Iglesia Episcopal y la gente de tierra firme. Unidos, más recuperación es posible, dijo Curry.El obispo primado Michael Curry escucha a Alison Cook (“Sonny”) y mira las fotos de los daños dejados por el huracán que ella le muestra. Cook vive en un estacionamiento de remolques detrás de la iglesia episcopal de San Columba en Maratón, el punto intermedio de los Cayos de la Florida. Su hogar fu destruido por el huracán Irma. Foto de Amy Sowder/ENS.“Cuando soy fuerte, ustedes no tienen que serlo. Cuando ustedes son fuertes., yo no tengo que serlo”, le dijo Curry a los miembros de la iglesia de Santiago el Pescador  [St. James The Fisherman] en Isla Morada. Santiago es una de las cinco congregaciones de la diócesis en los Cayos. Hay 76 congregaciones en la diócesis, que se extiende por 437 kilómetros de norte a sur.El impacto de Irma a largo plazoAl impactar la zona media y baja de los Cayos, Irma dejó caer más de 300 mililitros de lluvia y sus vientos de 209 kilómetros por hora trajeron a la costa un mar de leva de más de 2 metros que afectó más de 1.300 embarcaciones, muchas de las cuales eran las viviendas principales de las personas. Si bien la tormenta tocó tierra en el cayo Cudjoe, Pino Grande [Big Pine] fue otra de las islas que azotó con mayor rigor.A través de los Cayos, más de 10.000 casas fueron dañadas o destruidas. Y esas eran las viviendas de gente de clase obrera, no residencias de vacaciones, dijo Peter Eaton, obispo del Sudeste de la Florida. Muchas personas estuvieron sin electricidad de tres semanas a un mes.La pesca es la principal industria de los Cayos, a la que le sigue el turismo. Las temporadas de [la pesca] de la langosta y del cangrejo moro han sido un fiasco, lo cual ha significado un impacto económico porque la captura en los Cayos surte a restaurantes y compañías en todo el país, explicó Eaton.  Aparte de la meca turística que es Cayo Hueso en el extremo sur, la mayoría de los cayos son rurales.El obispo primado Michael Curry conforta a algunos episcopales en San Francisco en los Cayos, una iglesita del cayo Pino Grande. La islita se vio seriamente afectada por el huracán Irma, pero la iglesia se mantiene en pie. Foto de Amy Sowder/ENS.Los habitantes de los Cayos se están yendo porque los dueños no están reparando sus viviendas inhabitables, dijo Eaton. “El mayor desafío es mantener a la gente en los Cayos, y mantenerlos trabajando”,  señaló. La pérdida de viviendas para trabajadores exacerba el problema.El preescolar episcopal de Santiago el Pescador en la norteña Isla Morada perdió dos familia,  recibió a cuatro familias y tiene una lista de espera para la matrícula en la escuela que tiene una capacidad máxima de 12 estudiantes, dijo la administradora Michelle Lane. A través del Condado de Monroe, Irma dejó a más de 300 niños sin hogar, señalo Lane.Lane y los líderes del condado temen que la población de los Cayos pueda decrecer hasta en un 20 por ciento. Los guías de pesca y los pescadores comerciales no tienen trabajo. Enero y febrero son el pico de la estación turística y de las llamados “aves migratorias” (la gente del norte que viene a invernar), pero la gente no está viniendo. Muchos balnearios están cerrados.“Para nosotros quedarnos aquí, tenemos que tener dos trabajos”, dijo Victoria Kennedy, una joven de 17 años y miembro de la iglesia de Santiago. “No hay muchas personas de clase media aquí”.Una vez que a los residentes de los Cayos les permitieron regresar a la zona, la enfermera jubilada Shirl McAllister, que ha vivido en Maratón durante 30 años, descubrió que Irma le había destrozado la casa. Le había llevado las puertas, las ventanas y los muros. Le pagaron unos $15.000 sólo para derribar lo que quedaba. Ella tiene que volver a trabajar, sin embargo, no querría irse.“La gente dice ‘¿por qué no recoges y te vas?’ Pero hemos estado aquí durante mucho tiempo y somos viejos”, le dijo McAllister a Curry, con lágrimas en los ojos. Por el momento, ella está viviendo en un remolque facilitado por FEMA.“A pesar de todo, los voluntarios han mostrado mucho amor y compasión. Es sencillamente increíble. Es asombroso”,  dijo McAllister. “He donado cajas a esta iglesia durante años. Nunca pensé que me sería devuelto. Eso me hizo creyente. Le puedo decir eso”.Iglesias de los Cayos de la FloridaIrma arrancó la aguja de la iglesia de Santiago el Pescador desde [encima del] salón parroquial y el preescolar y la lanzó al terreno del estacionamiento en la acera de enfrente junto a un parque de casas móviles destruido y vacío.“Ese barrio, todos sus escombros, estaba en nuestro estacionamiento. Pero se inundó”, dijo la administradora de la iglesia, Michelle Lane.En el cayo norte de Isla Morada, el huracán Irma arrancó la aguja del campanario de la iglesia de Santiago el Pescador y la lanzó al estacionamiento de la acera de enfrente. Foto Amy Sowder/ENS.Curry le recordó a la congregación que cuanto más turbulenta se torna la vida, tanto más profundamente las personas deben buscar la ayuda de Dios y más ampliamente necesitan acercarse a los demás.“Cuando el resto del mundo gira como loco, eso los afirmará a ustedes. Dios tiene la fuerza de que ustedes carecen”, añadió.Aférrense a las prácticas espirituales de la oración, del estudio de la Escritura, de la reunión como comunidad y de recibir la comunión, afirmó. “Funciona”, dijo Curry.La transición es algo que sucede en todas nuestras vidas, pero especialmente después de desastres naturales, dijo el obispo Todd Ousley, de la Oficina de Desarrollo Pastoral de la Iglesia Episcopal, que acompañó a Curry en su visita aquí y a las Islas Vírgenes a principios de la semana. Practicar el cuidado de uno mismo puede significar no sólo mantener tus prácticas religiosas, sino también ejercitarse, comer bien y a veces conversar con un terapeuta capacitado. “Cuando vienen los huracanes, eso no sólo les afecta el paisaje, sino que también les afecta sus vidas y a su comunidad”.La Rda. Debra Maconaughey de la iglesia episcopal de San Columba en Maratón, el punto medio de los Cayos, consiguió 19 casas móviles, algunas con la colaboración del Fondo Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo.La episcopal Alison Cook (“Sonny”),  de 88 años, está viviendo en tráiler provisto por la iglesia detrás de San Columba. Su casa móvil, a unos 3 kilómetros al este de la iglesia, quedó destruida.  “Estuve allí en Año Nuevo. Me había quedado con unos amigos hasta entonces”, dijo Cook mientras ofrecía un recorrido por su nueva casa de momento, la cual había decorado con un mantel de papagayos y, en la cama, con un oso de peluche con una camiseta de “acción de gracias”.Alison Cook (“Sonny”) de 88 años y episcopal de toda la vida, vive en un tráiler detrás de la iglesia episcopal de San Columba en Maratón, el punto central de los Cayos de la Florida. Su hogar quedó destruido cuando el paso del huracán Irma. Foto de Amy Sowder/ENS.Contando los edificios de la iglesia, Maconaughey alberga a unas 100 personas en cualquier tiempo, con permiso del gobierno municipal.“Episcopales de todos los Estados Unidos nos han ayudado”, dijo Maconaughey. “Realmente hemos sentido que todos somos la Iglesia”.Antes de la tormenta, Rick Kidwell vivía en un velero con sus dos hijas. Su familia y más de una docena de amigos se refugiaron en San Columba. Ahora, están viviendo en un tráiler, y él ayuda a descargar suministros de camiones, a remover escombros de patios y casas  y a arrancar placas de yeso mohosas como coordinador del proyecto de desastres de la iglesia.Kidwell ve el ayudar a otros igual que ayudarse a sí mismo. “Los Cayos son pequeños, de manera que todo es mi traspatio”, afirmó.San  Francisco de los Cayos [St. Francis in the Keys] es una iglesia diminuta en medio del destrozado paisaje de Pino Grande, una de las islas que sufrió el embate de Irma. El Rdo. Chris Todd y su esposa, Julia, están viviendo en un cuarto de su casa. Sólo esta semana pasada, un equipo se llevó los electrodomésticos y otros escombros que aún se alineaban en las calles de su barrio cuatro meses después de la tormenta. “Pero todavía hay una embarcación en nuestra calle. Quizá la pinza [del camión] no era lo bastante grande”, dijo riéndose el sacerdote.Julia Todd, esposa del Rdo. Chris Todd, de la iglesia de San Francisco de los Cayos, una diminuta iglesia episcopal en Pino Grande, hace galletitas dulces con los niños de la iglesia para la visita del obispo primado Michael Curry y del obispo diocesano Peter Eaton. Pino Grande fue uno de los Cayos de la Florida que recibió la embestida del huracán Irma el 10 de septiembre. Foto de Amy Sowder/ENS.Judee Lyon, feligresa de San Francisco, encontró un motivo de gratitud en medio de la destrucción. “Tengo los mejores mangos de los Cayos y nuestro árbol sigue estando allí”.En el extremo sur de los Cayos, los miembros de las iglesias de San Pablo [St. Paul] y San Pedro [St. Peter] en Cayo Hueso se reunieron para hablar con Curry.Sherri Hodies, feligresa de San Pablo, vivía en el cayo Pan de Azúcar [Sugarloaf] a unos 300 metros de donde el huracán tocó tierra y ocho tornados pasaron por su casa. Sin embargo, ella ayudó a coordinar la donación de frazadas de una iglesia de Ohio y le dio a Curry una que quedaba para ayudar a alguien en Houston, Texas, que sufrió los embates del huracán Harvey . “Me siento afortunada, aunque esté frágil”, dijo Hodies.Pese a la orden de evacuación obligatoria, Esther Whyms, feligresa de San Pedro, pasó la tormenta en su casa y estaba asombrada de la afluencia de ayuda que siguió. “Tuvimos ayuda de personas de todas partes”, le dijo Whyms a Curry. “Nunca había visto tanta gente unirse [para una causa]”.— Amy Sowder es corresponsal especial de Episcopal News Service y escritora independiente radicada en Brooklyn. Pueden dirigirse a ella a [email protected] Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Dust is Flying this Week With Rain on the Way

first_img Dust is Flying this Week With Rain on the WayAfter being shut out of the field for much of April, growers are finally getting some good weather as we begin the month of May. We had 8% of the corn planted statewide as of Sunday, but many areas are much further along. This week we are making a lot of progress in getting the 2018 crop in the ground. “We are going to end the week with a much higher number. In fact, I talked to a guy who finished planting yesterday,” said Ryan Piel, with DuPont Pioneer. He told HAT the temperatures have warmed enough to dry out soil and foster quick emergence, “I have not seen any corn emerged yet, but these warm conditions will really help those seeds jump out of the ground.” He sees good and uniform germination this year.Piel says good progress is also being made on burning down cover crops and getting pre-plant applications made, “I have seen a lot of sprayers working, and I think we are making good progress in getting this chemistry down.” As a result, he predicts a good year for weed control in 2018, a nice change from what we saw in 2017.Rain in the forecast is just what we need. Piel said, “The low humidity has pulled a lot of moisture out of the ground, and we have areas that need a good rain.”Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin says rain is in the forecast for most of Indiana.“We have rain to start the day Thursday morning with an approaching cold front. Scattered showers hold through the rest of the day and through early afternoon Friday. The best chance for stronger rain and thunderstorms will be overnight Thursday night, but we see this event as less threatening now for the state.”  Martin will release his planting forecast for next week Friday on Hoosier Ag Today. Previous articlePurdue/CME Group Ag Barometer Declines for Second Month in a RowNext articlePruitt Under Fire for Granting RFS Hardship Waiver to Billionaire Gary Truitt SHARE Dust is Flying this Week With Rain on the Way Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Dust is Flying this Week With Rain on the Way By Gary Truitt – May 1, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Journalist beaten unconscious in Azerbaijani exclave

first_img News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information News to go further June 4, 2021 Find out more April 9, 2021 Find out more News August 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist beaten unconscious in Azerbaijani exclave Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked to learn that Ilgar Nasibov, a journalist and human rights defender, was beaten unconscious yesterday in Nakhchivan, the capital of an autonomous western exclave of Azerbaijan. His wife, fellow journalist Malahat Nasibova, suspects the authorities.A reporter for Radio Free Europe and the independent news agency Turan, Nasibov also works for the “Resource Centre for Promoting NGOs and Democracy”. He was found last night unconscious in pool of blood in the centre, which had been ransacked.He is now in intensive care with concussion and with multiple nose, cheekbone and rib fractures. Despite a dozen stitches to the face and head, he was still losing a great deal of blood 12 hours after the attack. The doctors also fear a cerebral haemorrhage.His wife, who freelances for various media including Turan, said she did not know the reason for the assault but suspected that the Azerbaijan authorities were to blame. “This attack is part of a crackdown on civil society that recently began in Azerbaijan,” Nasibova said.In 2011, Nasibova described the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic as a “laboratory of repression” in which “repressive methods are tested” and “are then applied on a large scale in the rest of Azerbaijan.”Nasibov were sentenced to a year in prison in 2007. The couple are often the targets of threats and the lock of their home was forced on 6 August.“We are deeply shocked by this brutal attack on Ilgar Nasibov,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “If his wife’s suspicions about the role of the authorities turn out to be correct, an unacceptable threshold will have been crossed in their attempts to silence the last critical voices in Azerbaijan.“Whoever was to blame, this bloody assault must be fully investigated and those responsible must be punished. We urge the international community to react so that this kind of violence does not keep recurring.”Already ranked 160th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Azerbaijan has seen an unprecedented crackdown on civil society, independent journalists and media support organizations since late July.An Azerbaijani exclave bordered by Armenia, Iran and Turkey, the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is notorious for violence against journalists. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF_en His wife, a fellow journalist, suspects that the authorities were responsible for the attack June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Follow the news on Azerbaijan Receive email alerts Organisation Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakhlast_img read more

Pasadena-Based National Hispanic Media Coalition Honors Positive Portrayals of Latinos in Media

first_img Business News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena-Based National Hispanic Media Coalition Honors Positive Portrayals of Latinos in Media From STAFF REPORTS Published on Saturday, February 27, 2016 | 6:11 pm Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty On the evening of Friday, the 26th, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) celebrated its 30th year anniversary and honored outstanding contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media at its 19th Annual NHMC Impact Awards Gala at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. NHMC promoted and passed out brown ribbons as part of #HollywoodBrownout.While black Americans received 10 percent of Oscar nominations since 2000, Latinos received 3 percent,” said Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. The issue of diversity in entertainment can no longer be a black–white dialogue, it has to include Latinos, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, and women. Every community has its creatives and we gather at the Impact Awards to honor ours and inspire more.”“They didn’t tell our story. They portrayed us,” said special presenter Wilmer Valderrama. He announced the award for Outstanding Performance in Film and Television to Luis Guzmán and stated, “Through decades of film, Luis has given us existence…because of him we live in all those stories. Even in the industry that doesn’t give us those leading roles…It’s not just that we are here to stay, it’s that we have been here for decades.”In accepting his NHMC award, actor Luis Guzmán spoke about the lack of diversity he would see around him on the set, “The constant question I get is: When is Hollywood going to let Latinos in? I believe that as Latinos we are talented, rich in talent. We are writers, directors, make-up people, sound people. There’s nothing wrong with taking control of the industry–we have the talent, we have the know-how.Luis Guzmán continued, “I don’t need Hollywood to let me in the door. I know how to walk in the door. We know how to walk in the door…It is important for us as a community to represent ourselves.” Guzman’s long career includes roles in Code Black, Narcos, Anger Management, Boogie Nights.On stage to accept her Outstanding Performance in a Television Series award for her role as Xo Villanueva on Jane the Virgin, Andrea Navedo spoke to the audience about a disappointing moment in her career after auditioning with lines for the “girl-next-door” role and getting a call back for the role as the gang leader’s girlfriend instead.Navedo said, “I feel very honored to accept this award from the NHMC. It is a privilege to go to work every day on a show that represents my Latino culture in a positive light; and it is such a joy knowing that ‘Jane The Virgin’ inspires so many in our community. I act for the love of it and I know that every time I show up to an audition, job, or awards function that I am representing my culture and essentially letting the world know that we matter. And showing up is an important part of the battle.”East Los High received the award for Outstanding Online Series and Mauricio Mota, executive producer of the show, accepted the award for the series saying, “We are still going through what I call a “Rosita Parks” situation with Latino content both with studios and media: You can be here but please stay in the back of the bus. We want your eyeballs but not your stories. East Los High was created knowing audiences were starving for content that was diverse, edgy, and innovative. It’s a show about English-speaking Latinos, but it relates to audiences everywhere.”The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to John Quiñones, anchor of Primetime’s What Would You Do? In his acceptance speech he said, “I grew up in poverty, in the barrios of San Antonio…a kid who used to get punished for speaking Spanish in school. Years later, I got my dream job as a network news correspondent covering Latin America, in large part because I spoke Spanish. The irony was not lost on me. My best stories – the ones that won those seven national Emmy awards – have been stories I’ve been able to tell precisely because I am Latino. That is what diversity is all about.”Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Stephanie Beatriz received the Outstanding Performance in a Television Series award for her depiction of Detective Rosa Diaz in the Fox comedy series. Beatriz spoke about how the character of the name changed from Megan to Rosa because the show “wanted her to be mulit-faceted and real and Latina just like me.” She added, “Change is happening and it’s happening now. Thank you so much for paving the way for it.”NHMC presented ESPN with theOutstanding Commitment and Outreach to the Latino Community award. John Kosner, executive vice presidentfor digital and print media at ESPN and Antonietta “Toni” Collins,digital anchor atESPN, accepted the award for the television channel. Kosner stated, “ESPN’s goal is to support the NHMC mission of the media that is ‘fair and inclusive of Latinos’ not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it is more and more important to our business.” John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and co-chairman of Disney Media Networks said, “At ESPN we want to be the home for every sports fan and the employer of choice for the best and brightest. This requires an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion. It is good for our business and the right thing to do.”Jackie Guerrido, host of Variety Latino and weather forecaster for Univision Network’s Primer Impacto, and Nicholas Gonzales, star in Resurrection Blvd. and Bordertown, were the evening’s masters of ceremonies. Special presenters included Ivonne Coll, star of Switched at Birth and Jane the Virgin, and Wilmer Valderrama, star of That 70’s Show and El Rey Network’s From Dusk Till Dawn.The NHMC Impact Awards Gala also raises important funds to support NHMC’s efforts to increase positive media portrayals of Latinos, expand Latino employment in media and telecommunications, push for federal media and telecommunications policies that advance Latinos and other people of color. The 19th Annual NHMC Impact Awards Gala was supported by The Walt Disney Company, Disney ABC Television Group and Fusion. Other sponsors include Comcast NBCUniversal, Dávila Multicultural Insights, and Entravision Communications Corporation.The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications. Learn more at www.nhmc.org. 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#ShopLimerick: Four Limerick businesses share in €5.3 million fund to boost…

first_imgPrint BusinessNewsLimerick#ShopLimerick: Four Limerick businesses share in €5.3 million fund to boost their online salesBy Staff Reporter – December 1, 2020 2114 Linkedin WhatsApp Email Twittercenter_img Advertisement Damien English Minister of State for Business and RetailFOUR Limerick businesses are among the first in the country to benefit from a €5.3 million Government scheme to promote online retailing.Green Cross Pharmacy in Annacotty, Gleeson Sport Scene,  O’Mahony’s Booksellers and O’ Sullivan’s Pharmacies in Limerick City are among the 145 retailers approved for funding of between €16,000 and €40,000 from the Online Retail Scheme.Targeted at retailers who already have an online presence to enable them reach a wider customer base, the average grant value is €36,700 and covers up to 80 per cent of project costs. 70 per cent of the successful applicants are located outside Dublin.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming the inclusion of four Limerick businesses in the latest round of funding, Limerick Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell said that retailers in Limerick had been hit extremely hard by Covid-19 and many have had to move their sales online or expand their existing online offering.“That’s why the Government has been working to ensure they are supported in doing so during this challenging time”.“This is the second call of the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme  and I am delighted that hard pressed retailers in Limerick are benefitting,” Deputy O’Donnell concluded.Announcing the businesses approved for funding, Minister of State Damien English said he was very pleased by the positive response from the Irish retail sector to the second call for applications.The economic value of operating in the e-commerce space and its convenience for customers has come to the fore in 2020 and this scheme aims to help companies improve and maximise their digital sales prospects.“We know that consumers are keen to support their local retailers, even when shopping online, and these grants will help businesses maximise the opportunities in the e-commerce market. This market is not limited by geography and physical location and we know that Irish businesses with strong online resources also have their eyes on the international marketplace.“The Government continues to focus on helping businesses get back on track in the coming months and as more businesses reopen in the coming weeks, in line with public health guidelines, we will do everything we can to support retailers in creating safe shopping spaces for customers and staff,” Minister English concluded.Enterprise Ireland executive director Stephen Creaner said the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme had proven to be a very attractive scheme for retailers and it was clear that Irish businesses are keenly aware of the growing e-commerce opportunitiesfor online retail.“They also understand the necessity of operating an updated and efficient online sales platform that complements their physical stores.“Grants through this scheme are being used by retailers to upgrade their systems to improve their digital presence and to become more competitive in the virtual marketplace. This is helping to broaden their customer base and grow sales with some companies reporting that they are recruiting extra staff as result.“Ultimately, retailers who are investing in their online presence now are also strengthening their offering to help deal with the uncertainty and challenges that lie ahead,” he added.The Online Retail Scheme was open to Irish-owned retailers with a physical store and an existing online presence who employ ten or more people.  It focused on retailers predominantly selling products to individual consumers as opposed to those selling mainly to business customers.Grants can be used to fund fees for service providers, develop and implement a digital strategy supported by in-house training and enhance the retailer’s website.The scheme is in addition to the €2,500 Trading Online Vouchers, provided through the Local Enterprise Offices for companies with up to ten employees.Mr Creaner confirmed that Enterprise Ireland will be opening a new call under the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme early in the new year.The 145 retailers awarded funding, operate across a broad spectrum of sectors including healthcare, jewellery, fashion, sports, homeware and furniture, electrical goods and equipment.Read the Limerick Post Newspaper’s guide to local retailers HERE Previous article#ShopLimerick: Supporting Limerick’s small businesses through challenging timesNext article#ShopLimerick: Give shopping local the green light Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebooklast_img read more

Ice ahead? Forecast calls for freezing temps, rain

first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Ice ahead? Forecast calls for freezing temps, rain Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said the system’s transportation and technology personnel are on standby and ready to make any adjustments to the transportation schedule.“As we monitor the weather conditions, we will make a decision as to whether to delay the opening of school on Monday or close school for the day,” Bazzell said. “Our technology individuals will be responsible for getting information out to our parents and faculty through our emergency system.”Bazzell said he and Dr. Linda Felton-Smith, superintendent of Troy City Schools, have been in contact with each other and will continue to talk over the weekend as weather conditions are updated.Felton-Smith said, too, that a decision will be made on Sunday or possibly early Monday as to the delay or cancellation of classes on Monday. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “The hope is that, if we get ice, conditions would improve early and allow us to delay the start of school rather than cancel the school day,” she said. “But the decision that we make will be in the best interest of students and parents.”The superintendents said delaying the school day would eliminate the necessity for a makeup day.Ceil Sikes, headmaster at Pike Liberal Arts School, said that she, too, is monitoring the weather conditions closely and will make a decision prior to 6 a.m. Monday. Published 7:46 pm Friday, January 7, 2011 Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The fickleness of Mother Nature could alter the weather predictions for Sunday and Monday but, if not, Pike Countians could experience an uncommon ice event.Jeanna Barnes, Pike County EMA director, said the winter weather system that is expected to bring significant precipitation to Pike County should impact the area between 6 p.m. Sunday and 3 a.m. Monday but will still be ongoing throughout the day Monday, tapering off into evening.“On Monday from Montgomery south, the day could start with freezing rain/snow and then transition to freezing rain/ice,” Barnes said. “Pike County could see less than an inch of snow and one-fourth inch of ice. The forecast will be adjusted as the system nears. It really depends on the track the low takes as to where the bands of snow and ice will set up.”Officials of the local school systems will be monitoring the weather conditions and will communicate plans to parents and students on Sunday evening or early Monday morning. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Brown spreads knowledge about heart disease Only a few months after open-heart surgery, Jennifer Brown was on a mission trip to Alaska. Now, as she continues… read more Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

Efficacy and effects of diet sampling of albatross chicks

first_imgAlthough a variety of techniques (including water-offloading, and spontaneous and induced regurgitation) are used routinely to obtain fresh stomach samples from seabirds, there have been few studies of their efficacy or potential deleterious effects. In this study, sampling of Black-browed (Thalassarche melanophrys) and Grey-headed (T. chrysostoma) Albatross chicks by induced regurgitation had no effect on subsequent survival or fledging mass. In addition, the samples obtained were large (on average, 676 g and 756 g, respectively, which was 19% and 23% heavier than the average meal mass in a previous study). Notwithstanding the analytical biases associated with differential prey-digestion rates (which also apply to samples from adults), the advantages of this technique are that it is non-invasive, rapid (<1 min), requires minimal training and, compared with handling of adults, does not entail a desertion risk. Induced regurgitation of chicks is therefore highly recommended for routine monitoring of diet in Procellariiformes.last_img read more

Brazil’s 2nd upgraded Super Lynx completes maiden flight

first_img July 2, 2018 Share this article View post tag: Brazilian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Brazilian Navy’s 2nd upgraded Super Lynx helicopter completes maiden flight Brazilian Navy’s 2nd upgraded Super Lynx helicopter completes maiden flight View post tag: Super Lynx View post tag: Leonardo Authorities The Brazilian Navy’s second upgraded Super Lynx helicopter has performed its maiden flight from Yeovil, UK.The maiden flight started from the headquarters of Leonardo Marconi Westland (LMW) and was completed on June 21, 2018, the navy said in a statement.The N-4004 aircraft, the second of the eight Mk21B helicopters undergoing modernization, is expected to be delivered in September 2018.As Naval Today earlier informed, the upgrades include the replacement of aircraft engines with the CTS800-4N product from LHTEC and new navigation, display suites and mission avionics. A support and training package that includes a Flight Training Device is also part of the contract.A new glass cockpit will be complemented by an advanced avionics suite comprising a tactical processor, satellite-based navigation system, civil navigation aids including a Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), Automatic Identification System (AIS), radar warning receiver/electronic surveillance measures integrated with countermeasures dispensers and a full Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible cockpit, together with a new electrically powered rescue hoist.The upgrades on the eight units are scheduled to be completed by early 2019.last_img read more

All Souls to release details of controversial library sale

first_imgAll Souls College will have to release information about the sale of the Kensal Rise Library building, in Willesden, London, to the private company Platinum Land Limited.The library, owned originally by All Souls and operated by Brent Council, was shut down in 2011. Since then, there has been controversy over what was to become of the building. Whilst the Friends of Kensal Rise Library (FKRL) want the building, or at least a part of it, to be retained for community use as a library, it has been revealed, through a planning application to the council, that Platinum Land Limited plans to convert the building into flats.The College had previously rejected a Freedom of Information request, submitted by Margaret Bailey, chair of FKRL, and Meg Howarth, a campaigner on behalf of the library.  Howarth then took the request to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), an independent body established to uphold information rights in the public interest.She told Cherwell that the request to the ICO was submitted, “Not only because the building is an Asset of Community Value and the public have a right to know about the disposal of the assets they value, but also because public bodies and charities, such as the college, should not have financial arrangements that need to be hidden from public scrutiny.”She added, “It is important for campaigners to know what the backroom shenanigans of the deal were.”The new planning terms for the library site compel PLL to provide a rent-free area for community use.The developer has offered three quarters of the ground floor for this purpose.Members of FKRL have expressed disappointment at the result. Margaret Bailey, writing on the campaign’s website, said, “The amount of space is not of FKRL’s choosing. However, the FKRL’s Trustees agreed to accept it rather than jeopardise the chance of no space at all for a library and a community area – sadly, a real, potential outcome”.An All Souls spokesman reiterated the lengths and efforts the college had gone to ensure that some space was retained as a library for community use, whilst being under no obligation to do so, and expressed hope that the release of these documents and subsequent approval by the Planning Committee would spell the end of this ongoing issue. He said, “The College will be happy to supply the documents in accordance with the ICO mandate by the deadline of the 8th of April”.last_img read more