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By Sarra JouiniTunis – Tunisian youth belonging to the world’s largest student-run organization, AIESEC, will launch a national project called “Educate Me.”“Educate Me” aims to teach the English language in a modern and creative way. The initiative provides a different type of learning environment for participants, as international interns who are AIESEC exchange participants will deliver classes.“Educate Me” opens the door for more communication and interaction from both the teacher and the learner. Designing a space where different cultures meet under the same roof makes the learning experience even more enjoyable.Lisa Bunesco, from Romania, was an exchange participant with AIESEC and was chosen to work in “Educate Me 2014.” She said, “I have been teaching English to over 100 college students for 3 months. Looking back, I know it was the best decision I could ever have taken. It was more than a language course; it has been a mutual intercultural learning experience.”“Teaching English has been a journey which gave a new meaning to my life and made me feel that my work there could indeed positively impact the future careers of my students with whom I still keep in touch,” she added.The organizers chose English as the language of instruction because it is the most used language in the world. For students, acquiring this language makes global opportunities more accessible and renders them much more competent in the labor market. read more


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The de-mining was carried out by the Italian battalion of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), according UN spokesperson Michele Montas.UNIFIL, established in 1978, is tasked with ensuring that the area between the Blue Line and the Litani River is free of unauthorized weapons, personnel and assets, and it also cooperates with the Lebanese armed forces so they can fulfil their security responsibilities.It also carries out some humanitarian de-mining activities to assist the civilian population, under the coordination of the Lebanon Mine Action Centre. As a part of this coordinated effort, UNIFIL de-mining teams have to date cleared more than 4.7 million square metres of affected land and destroyed more than 32,000 unexploded ordnances and mines in southern Lebanon. 25 September 2009Some 7,500 square metres of land in southern Lebanon that was cleared of mines by United Nations peacekeepers were returned this week to farmers and landowners in the town of Hiniyyeh, the world body reported. read more


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Accordingly, Vehicles will be painted in different colors as follows. The government has decided to paint vehicles used for passenger transport in different colors, the government information department said today.Cabinet approved the proposal made by the Minister of transport Kumara Welgama. • private passenger transport busses – Light Blue- PANTONE colour code no. 2707 C• Public passenger transport buses of SLTB- Red-PANTONE colour code No. 185 C• Vehicle used as School Vans and School Buses -Yellow PANTONE colour code No.1375 C At present there are about 20,000 buses deployed for passenger transport by both the state and private sector among the 4.5 million registered vehicles in Sri Lanka which are being used for different transport purposes.The new move is to be implemented for vehicles to be registered from 2013-02-01 onwards and for all other vehicles referred to above, registered and operated at present, from 2014-01-01, the government said. read more


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Having recently moved homes, I’ve spent a lot of time in the last month calling into a variety of contact centers to get my utilities set up, billing information changed, personal information updated, and problems corrected. Some of these interactions went smoothly, while others left a bad impression. Tags:News & ViewswebinarmultichannelContact Center & Customer ExperienceAI & AutomationCCaaSCustomer ExperienceDigital TransformationNews & Views Articles You Might Like As an example of the latter, take my experience with an Internet services provider I contacted regarding whether my residence falls within its coverage area. On its website, the provider offered chat and phone options. Because I didn’t have a solid Internet connection at the house yet and wanted to conserve my mobile data, I tried the old-school method of a phone call. Upon dialing, I received an automated message that the contact center was experiencing a high volume of calls and I was placed in the call queue. How to Plan a Smooth Contact Center Cloud Migration Elizabeth Magill September 24, 2019 A strategic migration plan must answer three important questions. CXSurvey_774.png See All in Contact Center & Customer Experience » This is the topic we’ll be exploring in the upcoming webinar with contact center industry analyst Sheila McGee-Smith, of McGee-Smith Analytics. Register now to hear from one of the industry’s all-stars on how businesses can design their customer experiences to be ready for the scalability and flexibility required by seasonal business demands. You’ll learn about new approaches to capacity scalability, how supporting work-from-home agents can be game-changer, and how you can apply new technologies like artificial intelligence to ensure that your contact center organization is agile enough to provide exceptional customer experience, even while dealing with the heaviest of call volumes. Traditionally, contact centers would have handled seasonal business spikes by engineering for peak demand and hiring additional employees. These seasonal employees might have had the requisite skills and knowledge, but chances are they wouldn’t have known the business or have been able to provide the customer experience in the manner business executives desired. But in this modern era, organizations can take advantage of new tools that allow them to deliver digitally transformed customer care capable of scaling with their businesses. Why You Need to Care About CX of Connected Consumers Blair Pleasant September 30, 2019 Today, enterprises are distinguishing themselves with personal, robust customer experiences. But can it be too much? Ten minutes later, and still in the queue, I figured I’d try the chat channel while I was waiting — just to see. I fired up my Verizon MiFi hotspot and clicked the button to launch a Webchat. Within about 30 seconds, I got through to an agent; meanwhile I was still waiting in that call queue. I was able to get all my questions answered via chat, so hung up on the still-unanswered call. Had I not tried the Webchat avenue, who knows how long I would have been waiting, only to find out that, no, my residence was not within the provider’s service area. Cisco Touts Webex Contact Center-Calling Integration Beth Schultz September 23, 2019 Company talks up other enhancements to cloud platform, as contact center partners make service news of their own. Log in or register to post comments Decoding Dialogflow: Enabling Voice Brent Kelly September 16, 2019 The seventh in a multi-article series focusing on building intelligent bots using Google Dialogflow and Contact Center AI To a degree, longer on-hold times can be expected from most any customer service operation this time of year — with the back-to-school season upon us, people across the country are shuffling to sneak in those end-of-summer vacations, shop for school supplies, and so on. Glad as I was that I was able to get my question answered via my second channel choice, my contact center calling experience doesn’t have to be — and shouldn’t be — the norm. Organizations must be prepared for traffic spikes – seasonal or otherwise — coming into their contact centers. What’s Trending in CX Today Blair Pleasant September 17, 2019 Organizations that truly care about customer service start with a understanding of what digital consumers really want. read more


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Nominations and applications are being sought for two professional librarian career opportunities with Brock University Library.As a member of the senior leadership team, the Associate University Librarian, Academic Services will develop and implement the Library’s strategic priorities and objectives; deliver services and curricular initiatives that advance student success; and oversee innovative physical and virtual spaces.The appointment, available as of August, will be for a five-year term, renewable, with an underlying librarian appointment.The Geospatial/GIS Services Librarian will help grow the Library’s geospatial data and map collections; engage in outreach initiatives that promote integration of geospatial technologies into curriculum and research; and co-ordinate, promote and deliver the Library’s GIS/geospatial data services. This one-year, limited-term position is available as of July 1.Applicants are invited to apply in confidence for either position by submitting required documents such as a curriculum vitae, cover letter, three professional references and self-identification form to libapplications@brocku.ca by Wednesday, May 30.Additional information, including detailed qualification requirements, role responsibilities and application instructions can be found on Brock’s career website or at the above hyperlinks. read more


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SEATTLE (5-5) at CAROLINA (6-4)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOXOPENING LINE — Panthers by 3 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD — Seattle 6-3-1, Carolina 5-5SERIES RECORD — Seahawks lead series 8-4LAST MEETING — Seahawks beat Panthers 40-7, Dec. 4, 2016LAST WEEK — Seahawks beat Packers 27-24; Panthers lost to Lions 20-19AP PRO32 RANKING — Seahawks No. 11, Panthers No. 9SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (1), PASS (27)SEAHAWKS Defence — OVERALL (11), RUSH (17), PASS (t-11)PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (7), PASS (22)PANTHERS Defence — OVERALL (13), RUSH (8), PASS (21)STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES —Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is 5-2 vs. Panthers, averaging 270.3 yards passing per game with 11 TDs and six INTs. … Wilson has nine TD passes and one interception for 136.7 QB rating in past three road games. … RBs Chris Carson, Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny lead NFL’s top-ranked rushing attack at 154.3 yards per game. … WR Tyler Lockett ran for 75-yard TD in last meeting. … TE Nick Vannett looks for third TD in four weeks. … DE Frank Clark has seven sacks in past five weeks, including two vs. Packers. … LB Bobby Wagner leads NFL in tackles since 2014 with 592. … Rams will clinch NFC West title if Seahawks lose. … Panthers have won 10 straight games at home. … Carolina has plus-10 turnover differential at home. … Panthers have gone 51 games without going to overtime. … QB Cam Newton has at least two TD passes in nine straight games. … In past four home games, Newton has 11 combined TDs and two INTs. …RB Christian McCaffrey has at least 100 yards from scrimmage in past three games. … WR D.J. Moore set Panthers rookie record with 157 yards receiving last week vs. Lions. … WR Curtis Samuel has three TDs in past three games at home. … TE Greg Olsen has four TDs in last five games. … DE Mario Addison has 7 1/2 sacks and three forced fumbles in past eight home games. … CB Donte Jackson leads all rookies with four INTs. … K Graham Gano has made 39 straight FGs at home. His last miss was Oct. 10, 2016… Fantasy tip: In seven career games vs. Seahawks (including playoffs), Cam Newton has only six TDs passing with five interceptions and four fumbles. He’s averaged 185 yards passing.___For more NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more


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Below is an opinion piece done by prominent Attorney-at-Law, Member of Parliament and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall:Former Attorney General Anil NandlallThere is a legal opinion making the rounds which argues that the no-confidence motion was not lawfully passed. The ground upon which this opinion is premised is that thirty-three (33) votes do not constitute a majority of a sixty-five (65) members National Assembly.This argument is not a new one. It came to me as Attorney-General when our government was in a minority. I did not pay much attention to it then. Nor do I accept it now.I set out my reasons hereunder.The Speaker has already ruled that the Motion was carried.Both the Prime Minister, on the night that the Motion was carried and the President the following day, have publicly indicated that the Motion was carried, that the government has fallen and that they will abide with the Constitutional prescription which flows therefrom.Like many other Commonwealth jurisdictions, apart from the Constitution, there is no other legislation in existence which governs the way that Parliament and the National Assembly function. Article 168(1) of the Constitution provides that, “…all questions proposed for decision in the National Assembly shall be determined by a majority of the votes of the members present and voting”. ‘Members’ in this context obviously means elected members, as non-elected members cannot vote.Article 106(6) of the Constitution provides that: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence”.So the pivotal question which arises is what amounts to a majority in an Assembly of sixty-five (65). The term majority is not defined by the Constitution. It is not a legal term of art. Therefore, one has to look at the literal grammatical meaning of the word and the way it has been interpreted in and for the purpose of voting in our National Assembly over the years.The New Oxford Dictionary of English defines ‘majority’ as “the greater number…”. West’s Legal Thesaurus/ Dictionary defines ‘majority’ as “the greater number; more than half, plurality…”.It is clear that thirty-three (33), is a larger number than thirty-two (32), it is the plurality and it is more than half of sixty-five (65). As I indicated above, the law and rules governing Parliament and the National Assembly largely evolve and devolve out of ‘practice’. Hence the leading parliamentary manual in the Commonwealth is titled “May’s Parliamentary Practice”. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to examine the parliamentary practice in Guyana in relation to voting.I submit that the practice has always been that thirty-three (33), votes are sufficient to carry any motion or any bill put forward for passage in the National Assembly. It is for this reason that APNU+AFC, with their one seat majority of thirty-three (33), were able to cut the annual budgets in the tenth (10) Parliament when the PPP had only thirty-two (32) seats. It is by the same measure, they were able to vote down the legislative changes required for the AML/CFT laws, the Amaila Falls Project etc.More importantly, if thirty-three (33), is not a majority in a sixty-five (65) members National Assembly then APNU+AFC could not have lawfully formed the Government after the 2015 Elections. Neither could they have passed any bills or any budgets in that National Assembly. All the above were only possible because by our parliamentary practice, thirty-three (33) was always considered a majority in our sixty-five (65) members National Assembly.No case cited from any foreign land can change this parliamentary and constitutional reality.Significantly, our Constitution speaks not of an ‘absolute majority’ but of a ‘majority’. These terminologies are different and they are guided by different principles.By analogy, in the Judiciary, the decision by 2 judges in the Court of Appeal is and has always been a majority in a Court of 3 Judges. I suppose in due recognition of the reality that we do not have “a half judge”!I hope that I have, in clear and simple language, put that legal opinion to rest. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAG files legal proceedings seeking to stay carried no confidence voteJanuary 7, 2019In “Court”Op-Ed: No-confidence motion is about Govt’s performanceDecember 18, 2018In “Opinion”Court has no authority to proceed on motion challenging Technocrat Ministers – AGAugust 6, 2015In “Politics” read more


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first_imgGrinnell Products and Ansul, both premium brands of Tyco International, will be demonstrating their latest innovations at the Mining World Russia event between 24-26 April in Moscow. Grinnell Products has announced the release of the G-Mine PVC Piping System designed for the mining industry. This new system is comprised of high strength PVC pipes, couplings, and fittings all of which conform to ASTM D 1784. G-Mine PVC Pipe and Fittings are manufactured from a specially formulated PVC compound that provides higher impact strength over an extended period of time. This allows for the installation of G-Mine PVC Pipe and Fittings in above-ground, exposed mining applications. Ansul will be showcasing its A-101 mobile equipment fire suppression systems.The Grinnelll G-Mine PVC Piping System is NSF-14 certified, except for SDR 13.5 which is NSF-61 certified. The inherent properties of PVC provides products that will not rust or corrode. G-Mine PVC is extremely resistant to harsh environments, acids, and most chemicals. Pipes and fittings based on it provide a system of piping and non-corrosive restrained joints that use precision-machined grooves on the pipe and in the fittings. When aligned, these grooves allow easy insertion of a spline, which locks the pipe and fittings together. A flexible, elastomeric seal (O-ring) in the fitting creates a hydraulic seal.Since introducing vehicle fire suppression systems into the mining industry in the 1960s, Ansul believes that it has remained at the cutting edge of innovation. Operating in rugged, hazardous environments with highly flammable fuels, oils and pressurised hydraulic fluid lines, mining vehicles and heavy equipment are at increased risk of serious fire events. The standard Ansul A-101 mobile equipment fire suppression system discharges Ansul Foray dry chemical agent to quickly knock down flames in specific high-hazard areas, or flood entire volumes with the agent. Systems can also be designed with twin agent fire suppression capability with Ansul LVS liquid agent to prevent reflash and suppress burning fuels. Ansul also offers a wide range of ancillary products including infrared detection and additional dry chemical extinguishers to provide plant operators with peace of mind that their mining equipment and vehicles are fully protected. Also on stand at the exhibition will be the recently launched Ansul LVS liquid vehicle suppression system. This provides a stand-alone cooling and suppression system with one agent suitable for a wide variety of on-road and off-road vehicles. The wet chemical cooling soaking characteristics “ensures effective performance in a range of applications including public transportation, cargo transport and industrial sectors such as mining, forestry and landfill.” With flexible design and installation parameters, a wide temperature range from -40°C to 60°C and a 25-year shelf life, “end users can be confident that the Ansul LVS system provides a versatile vehicle protection solution with ease of maintenance and recharge.”last_img read more


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first_imgFrench yellow vests stage 20th week of protests as banks call for end for violence The demonstrations began in November of last year. Teargas is used to disperse demonstrators during minor clashes with police in Paris last week. Saturday 30 Mar 2019, 3:40 PM Image: Kamil Zihnioglu via PA Images 51 Comments FRENCH “YELLOW VEST”  demonstrators today staged their 20th week of anti-government protests despite bans in hotspot areas, as banks called for an end to violence against branches, cash machines and personnel.Police struggled the previous weekend to contain violence by highly-organised demonstrators who smashed shop windows and set fire to newspaper kiosks and a bank in the capital.Local authorities today declared iconic sites such as the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris and the centre of Bordeaux, in southwestern France, off limits to demonstrations.The presidential Elysee palace and the National Assembly were also cordoned off by police.President Emmanuel Macron has reacted to the ongoing protests, which began last November, by embarking on a cross-country tour as part of a “Great National Debate” aimed at encouraging disgruntled citizens to express themselves through a structured dialogue.The protests began in rural France on 17 November over fuel tax increases and quickly ballooned into a full-scale anti-government rebellion.In recent weeks, the protesters’ numbers have dwindled but those still on the streets appear more determined.Initial reports at midday today said that around 300 demonstrators had gathered at the Paris Gare de l’Est train station and the Paris prefecture said two demonstrations and four gatherings had been organised, with one march to end near the Eiffel Tower.“It is still the same goal, social justice and the RIC (citizen initiated referendum), especially when there are economic choices to be made,” said a 43-year-old demonstrator who gave his first name as Jean-Edouard.‘Unbridled and unjustified violence’The French banking federation called for an end to attacks during “yellow vest” protests, saying that more than 760 banks have suffered damage since the movement began last year.Banks have often been the targets of vandalism and arson during the protests, and last week 11 people were injured when a Banque Tarneaud branch was set on fire near the Champs Elysees.“We must quickly put a stop to this unbridled and unjustified violence,” the federation said in comments published in the daily Le Monde.With the Paris authorities clamping down, regional protests came into focus, with protests bans in other city centres, including Avignon, Lille and Toulouse.Lille officials offered demonstrators an alternative path however. People who take part in unauthorised demonstrations risk an increased fine of €135.In Bordeaux, where violent clashes have broken during previous protests, the Mayor Nicolas Florian shut down the city after authorities warned of the possible arrival of “hundreds of thugs”.Residents were urged to stay indoors to avoid unintended clashes with police.A demonstration was planned in the Mediterranean city of Nice, where a 73-year-old activist was injured last week after she was pushed by police and hit her head while falling.Police had initially insisted that no officer pushed the woman, but rectified that position following an internal investigation.Last Saturday, 40,500 people demonstrated across France according to police while “yellow vest” sources put the figure at more than 127,000.Last week, Macron continued to meet with mayors as part of regional tours linked to the national debate.He is scheduled to end the tour Thursday on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.- © AFP 2019, https://jrnl.ie/4568717 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Teargas is used to disperse demonstrators during minor clashes with police in Paris last week. Image: Kamil Zihnioglu via PA Images By AFP Share867 Tweet Email1 13,921 Views Mar 30th 2019, 3:40 PM Short URLlast_img read more


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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram New teachers in Victorian government schools are being employed on short-term contracts with over half of the the new teachers suffering from job insecurity. The short-term contracts offered mean that many of them aren’t able to receive holiday pay, and in some cases have financial insecurity. A survey conducted by the Australian Education Union found that 50 per cent of the new teachers were so disatisfied that they were planning on leaving their roles as teachers within ten years. The teachers interviewed for the survey also said that the lack of job security had a negative effect on their teaching ability. last_img


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first_imgFormer Juventus Coach Fabio Capello believes Jose Mourinho has helped Manchester United star Paul Pogba to improve his game.Pogba left the Old Ladies to return to Old Trafford in 2016, but he’s had a strained relationship with the Portuguese manager.“It wasn’t easy for Pogba to get used to English football,” Capello told Football Italia“He’d only experienced it at youth level. Today he’s more involved, and in that respect, Mourinho’s jabs have helped him.”ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….Capello also looked ahead to Wednesday’s match.“Manchester United can count on the structure of their team, the experience and the quality of their champions.“United deserve the utmost respect and remain an opponent to be feared, but at Old Trafford Juventus impressed with their personality and conviction.“Are they favourites to win the competition? It’s early. What we can say is that Juventus have shown they’ve got a Champions League mentality, tackling the big European commitments with conviction and relaxation.”last_img read more


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first_imgGianluigi Buffon feels that Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer arrival likely stopped more Juventus players from following him out of the clubThe veteran goalkeeper chose to end a 17-year stay with Juventus at the end of last season in favour of a free transfer to Paris Saint-GermainBut Buffon thinks he wouldn’t have been the only summer departure from Turin had Ronaldo not arrived from Real Madrid in a €112m deal.“For me, it was time to say ‘enough’,” Buffon told Tiki Taka on Sport Mediaset on Twitter.“Juve probably felt others could’ve left and that the only way to reawaken everyone was buying Cristiano.”Despite missing out on the chance of playing with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Buffon has no regrets on his decision to go to France.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I think, speaking in a friendly way with the president after such a long and stressful period because being a Juventus player and captain weighs on you a little, even if it’s an honour, the time had come for us to go our separate ways,” Buffon added.“I considered retiring or carrying on playing if an incredible offer from a top club came my way. If it had come from an exotic League, I wouldn’t have considered it.“The offer from PSG arrived in May, and it made me consider the option of playing for another year or two.“It was an unnatural choice but one I thought about a lot. We left each other on sweet terms, that’s what I wanted and I think everyone else did too.“I won seven Scudetti in a row and even if you’re stronger, you never take winning for granted. It involves so much nervous fatigue.”Buffon has made 10 appearances in all competitions for PSG this season.last_img read more


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first_imgDorset Police confirmed the body recovered from the plane has been identified as Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala.Sala and pilot David Ibbotson have been missing since the plane they were flying in lost contact with Air Traffic Control on Monday, January 21.Club Statement (07/02/19): https://t.co/ib8zJfWzvCForever in our thoughts 💙— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) February 7, 2019A Dorset Police statement on Thursday night via Sky: “The body brought to Portland Port today, Thursday 7 February 2019, has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala.“The families of Mr Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson have been updated with this news and will continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.English Premier League flops of the week Taimoor Khan – August 25, 2019 The third round of English Premier League football is pretty much over and we need to take a look at players and coaches who…“HM Coroner will continue to investigate the circumstances of this death supported by Dorset Police.“On Monday 21 January 2019, a plane carrying both men was flying from Nantes to Cardiff when it lost contact with Air Traffic Control, north of Guernsey.OFFICIAL: Police have identified a body found on crashed aeroplane as Emiliano Sala. RIP. pic.twitter.com/K5L43bWaEQ— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 7, 2019“Sadly a search and rescue operation was unsuccessful in locating the plane and the two occupants.“Subsequently AAIB and privately funded search teams were deployed to the relevant area. Using specialist equipment, the teams succeeded in locating and identifying the plane and recovering Mr Sala’s body.”last_img read more


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first_imgBob Roe, who has been working as Newsweek’s interim global editor-in-chief, has been officially appointed to the role. Prior to his promotion, Roe served as the publication’s executive editor.Dope Media has announced George Jage (pictured) as chief executive officer, overseeing the company’s Dope title. Most recently, Jage served as president of Marijuana Business Daily. Additionally, Dope’s former CEO and founder David Tran will assume the title of chief brand officer, continuing to serve on the company’s board of directors.Keija Minor has stepped down as editor-in-chief of Brides after five years with the Condé Nast title, reports WWD.SourceMedia has named Rob Blackwell editor-in-chief of American Banker. He formerly served as the organization’s Washington bureau chief and editorial director of regulatory policy for SourceMedia’s Banking Group.Neil Brown has been named president of The Poynter Institute. He joins the organization from The Tampa Bay Times, formerly serving as editor and vice president, and worked at the newspaper for over 20 years.Michele Corriston has been hired as a staff editor at People.com, covering television. Most recently, Corriston served as a digital content producer for Sirius Xm Radio.PBS correspondent and veteran broadcast anchor Alison Stewart has joined The Atlantic‘s AtlanticLIVE business, where she’ll serve as “a frequent moderator for The Atlantic’s vast portfolio of events on a range of topics,” according to a release, including next month’s Washington Ideas summit.Men’s Journal has named Jeff Dengate articles editor. Dengate, formerly senior editor of the publication, most recently served as gear editor at Runner’s World.Katie Dupere has been appointed associate fashion and beauty editor at Bustle. She previously served as a social good reporter and intern for Mashable.Grace Rasmus has been named associate digital editor at Rachael Ray Every Day. Rasmus previously worked as an editorial assistant for the publication for about two years. Time Inc. has promoted Paul Martinez to executive creative director, where he will oversee and manage the company’s Travel + Leisure and Departures titles. Martinez has worked with the company for over a year as creative director for Fortune and Money, which he will continue to manage in addition to his new responsibilities.“I am thrilled to have Paul joining two of our iconic luxury titles,” said Nathan Lump, editorial director of Time Inc.’s luxury and lifestyle group in a statement. “Since coming to Time Inc., he has led an exciting and dynamic redesign of Fortune and, more recently, Money, injecting new energy into those storied brands.”“He is a master of this art, having redesigned, relaunched, and reimagined brands as diverse as Maxim, Men’s Journal, and Marie Claire, all as Creative Director, after starting his career with a successful tenure at GQ,” Lump adds. “And Paul is much more than a stellar thinker about magazines—his background includes website design, packaging, branding, and video direction, making him a true multimedia creative visionary.”Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…last_img read more


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first_imgCharges against three Southeast subsistence fishermen — including former Sen. Albert Kookesh — have once again been dismissed. In an opinion issued Friday, the Alaska Supreme Court found that because the regulation used to cite the men was not created lawfully, it’s unenforceable.The decision could have a major impact on Department of Fish and Game bag limits across the state.Download AudioEstrada v. the State of Alaska concerned three men accused of taking more fish than their permits allowed. A fourth man, Scott Hunter, eventually pled guilty to an amended charge of fishing without a permit.Rocky Estrada, Hunter, Stanley Johnson and former Angoon Sen. Albert Kookesh were cited in July 2009 for harvesting 148 fish; their permits only allowed for 15 sockeye salmon harvested per family from Kanalku Bay near Angoon. Kookesh — who’s served in both bodies of Alaska’s Legislature and as chairman of Sealaska — says he wasn’t even fishing that day.“When I saw Fish and Game come in and start giving them citations, I was looking for something that would challenge the bag limit,” Kookesh said. At the time of the citations, he was representing Senate District C, which included a number of Southeast villages. “When I saw them giving my brothers a citation, I went over and said, ‘Here’s my permit; I want to get a citation, too.’”The charges were dismissed by a judge at first, but the state appealed.The fishermen saw the citations as unfair. Kookesh said no one in Angoon recalled the Department of Fish and Game consulting with locals informally — which the department claims it did — let alone officially. If they had, Kookesh says the resulting regulation that set the bag limit may have been more agreeable to locals. He says the department erred in not establishing a definition for “family” or explaining how they decided on 15 fish.“Less than a mile away from where we got cited, commercial fishermen were fishing, catching all the fish they wanted,” he said.In 2013, the Alaska Court of Appeals reinstated the charges. Their reasoning was that because the Legislature knew the Board of Fisheries was enacting this kind of regulation, their inaction to amend or clarify the board’s power indicated that they believed the board acted within its authority.That’s a conclusion the Supreme Court found to be beside the point.For the justices, the question wasn’t about the authority to create regulations; it was about whether those regulations were established according to the Administrative Procedures Act — a law that defines the process for creating a regulation.How extensively this decision will affect bag limits across the state is still unknown.“This may not just be for the bag limit in Angoon. There are bag limits for everything in the state — for moose, for deer, for everything. And we don’t think that this is going to be such a small Angoon case; it’s going to be an Alaska case,” Kookesh said.Fish and Game Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brooks says the department is also trying to figure out what the decision means for their subsistence management regime.“We’re going to pull together our directors on Monday morning and with the Department of Law just walk through it,” Brooks said. “It has resource management implications and they’re pretty varied. It’s commercial, sport, subsistence and wildlife. We’ve got to spend some time and figure it out.”A spokeswoman for the governor said the Walker administration is still reviewing the case.Kookesh says this is just one of many issues surrounding subsistence management in the state that will be challenged over the coming years. He says this case was really about making the department consult with people in rural Alaska.“We intended to fight this,” he said. “We intended to challenge it and we did. And today after all those years and all that heartache and all that stress, we finally got a result that we think is right.”Correction: The Alaska Supreme Court opinion issued Friday states that the fishermen were arrested at the time of their citations. A previous version of this story included that detail, which is not true.last_img read more


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first_imgCall 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast. Two moose walk along the side of Mt. Eklutna, which you can hike to from the Peters Creek trailhead in Chugach State Park. (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media)Alaska has the largest state park system in the nation. And with the summer season about to launch into high gear, Alaskans are preparing for state park adventures. On the next Talk of Alaska we’ll hear from park managers on what they’re doing to make even the most remote parks more accessible. And we’ll discuss the future of the park system as the state continues to make budget cuts.LISTEN HEREHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Ethan Tyler – Director/AK Director, Alaska State Parks and Outdoor Recreation State Parks and Outdoor RecreationErin Kirkland – Executive Director for Alaska Huts.last_img read more


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first_imgRajpal YadavTwitterSalman Khan’s Bigg Boss 13 is set to hit screens soon and the makers have already started approaching celebrities to participate in the controversial reality show. Unlike the last couple of seasons where commoners were also part of the show, the 13th season will only see well-known celebrities competing against each other.While several popular names have surfaced as of now, the latest buzz is that Bollywood comedian Rajpal Yadav has been offered the show. Rajpal made news for serving jail term over non-payment of loan and given the format of the show, the comedian-actor would be a perfect personality to be locked inside the madhouse.A source told PinkVilla, “Given that the format of the show involves having at least one controversial celebrity in the glass-walled house, makers deemed Rajpal to be a great fit. The actor-comedian is known for being controversial and has recently served a jail term as well which makes him an interesting personality for the viewers. To top it all, his one-liners can add the right amount of entertainment value to the show.”Meanwhile, International Business Times, India, had learnt that Dayanand Shetty, popularly known as Daya of CID fame, was likely to enter the show. Not just that, popular film and TV actress Meghna Malik aka Ammaji of Na Aana Is Des Laado and actor Karan Vohra were also considered for Bigg Boss 13.Popular actresses Ankita Lokhande and Devoleena Bhattacharjee have also been approached, although nothing has been confirmed yet.While it was said that the format of having commoners on the show was not working out for the makers in terms of TRPs, a source had told IBT India that “no Bollywood celebrity is interested to share screen space and test their patience on camera and even the same response comes when we approach big names from the television industry.” Rajpal Yadav with his daughters and wife Radha.Instagramlast_img read more


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first_imgA motorcyclist was killed in a road accident at Nawapara Bus Stand on Jessore-Khulna Highway in Abhaynagar upazila on Thursday afternoon.Police said Raju Sheikh, 36, son of late Tasir Uddin, hailing from Khulna district, was going to his home riding a motorcycle.When Raju reached Nawapara Bus Stand, a speeding truck knocked the motorcycle down, leaving him dead on the spot, said officer-in-charge of Nawapara highway police station Ataur Rahman. On information, police recovered the body and seized the killer truck, said the OC adding the driver and helper managed to flee.A case was filed.last_img


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first_imgThe Family Matters of Greater Washington will hold its Annual Awards Gala on May 21 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  The Gala will include live entertainment, a silent auction and live auction, and stirring testimonials from Family Matters clients. The event will also feature presentation of The John Theban Award for Meritorious Serve to Family Matters and The Mary Alice Stoddard Community Service Award. A minimal registration fee of $250 will be charged to cover event costs such as the open bar cocktail reception, 3-course meal including a surf and turf selection, and wine service during the meal. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more information, contact Cynthia A. Davis, Chief Development Officer, on 202-289-1510 ext. 188 or email cdavis@familymattersdc.org. For more information on the Annual Awards Gala, visit our event  page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/695632710534351/.last_img read more


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first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The stunning trailer for the Alexander McQueen documentary is hereWATCH: The full-length trailer for the McQueen movie is hereYears and Years singer documents struggle with eating disorderRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/alexander-mcqueen-documentary-review/ GAYSTARNEWS- Alexander McQueen (Photo: ©ADeniau | Bleeker Street) The fame of fashion designer Alexander McQueen has not diminished with his death. A career-spanning exhibition of his work, Savage Beauty, ran at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the V&A in London. It broke records at both establishments and sold well over a million tickets. There have been a books about his life and in 2015 a play, McQueen, came to London’s West End.A large part of the public remain fascinated with how the son of a taxi driver rose to become the most féted man in fashion, his darkly imaginative designs, and why someone who appeared to have great success decided to end his own life at the age of 40, in 2010.Following the success of Savage Beauty, a big-screen documentary or biopic was inevitable. I’m glad that it’s the former that makes it to the screen first (Looking director Andrew Haigh is reportedly working on a movie).Although this is the first feature-length film from director Ian Bonhôte, it presents a solid, exhaustative look back at McQueen’s career: packed with archive footage, intimate home movie clips and interviews with dozens of people who knew him.[embedded content]BeginningsMcQueen’s career burned like the proverbial firework across the world of fashion in the late 90s and 00s. Born Lee to parents Alan and Sandra – one of six children – an interest in fashion led the Stratford teenager to an apprenticeship at a Saville Row tailor. He learned to cut and sew, but nurtured great ambition to go further.Despite a lack of formal qualifications, his talent and skills led to a place on the prestigious fashion degree course at St Martin’s School of Art. He arrived with vastly more actual tailoring experience than many of his fellow students.He first gained attention with his degree show, and was taken under the wing of influential stylist Isabella ‘Issie’ Blow.The two became best friends and Blow helped push his career. She suggested he change his name to the posher-sounding Alexander, and shared the thrill when his first solo show, the controversial Highland Rape, made headlines.The show saw him cement his reputation as the enfant terrible of British fashion – a reputation he was happy to play up to.McQueen at one of his shows (Photo: Bleeker Street)Public success: personal stressThe term ‘troubled genius’ is often overused, but if anyone fits the bill, it’s McQueen. He enjoyed shocking people and exploring what clothing could do beyond simply making the wearer look attractive. A fascination with the macabre led to iconic designs and legendary fashion shows.Interviewees here recall the public and private face of McQueen: both the bad boy designer who just wanted to be known for his work, and the private man bemused and unimpressed by the falseness of much of the fashion world and its hangers on. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Where did things begin to unravel for him? No-one can know exactly what was going on inside McQueen’s mind at the time of his death, but this documentary explores a number of factors that might have taken a toll on his mental health.McQueen suffered childhood abuse at the hands of a brother-in-law; Fame led to a drug abuse and cocaine habit; His fluctuating weight made him self-conscious; He seemed unable to settle down for very long with any one partner and remained a lonely figure in his private life despite a small coterie of close friends. He was – as revealed by a nephew in the film – HIV positive.Strained relationshipsMcQueen’s meteoric rise – becoming the head designer at Givenchy aged just 27 – put pressure on his friendship with Blow. One of the film’s highlights is an awkward exchange between them which finds the designer complaining about those who credit Blow with discovering him.Nevertheless, he was devastated when a cancer-stricken Blow took her own life in 2007.He was similarly sent reeling by the death of his own mother in 2010. He took his own life the day before her funeral.McQueen at work (Photo: Bleeker Street)One of his closest friends and assistants was Sebastian Pons, who provides some of the film’s most illuminating comments. This includes disturbing revelation that McQueen had spoken to him previously about committing suicide on the catwalk. It isn’t clear if it was a comment made in jest or seriousness by the increasingly unhappy designer.Despite his demons, one senses McQueen was able to escape into his work throughout much of his life. But if the film makes anything clear, it’s that he was working at a rate that was inevitably unsustainable.At the time of his death, he was churning out 14 collections a year for his various brands. That’s a soul-destroying amount of work for any designer, let alone one determined to produce the fashion world’s most talked-about catwalk shows.McQueen, the incendiary fashion firework, burned out – mentally and emotionally.Burn outBonhôte’s film includes contributions from members of McQueen’s family, friends and ex boyfriends.Some close associates are missing: Like Blow, former ‘husband’ George Forsyth (oddly overlooked here) is no longer with us. He died a few months after McQueen from an accidental overdose of painkillers.One presumes that Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and stylist Katy England were approached but – for whatever reason – declined to take part.Nevertheless, the documentary, broken down into chapters named after some of McQueen’s most notable collections, paints a dazzling and moving portrait of a stellar career and the troubled talent behind it.McQueen will be in UK movie theaters on 8 June.See alsoREVIEW: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bamilast_img read more