Ryan Giggs backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent Manchester United manager

first_imgRyan Giggs backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent Manchester United managerWales manager Ryan Giggs, who was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s teammate at Old Trafford for 11 seasons, thought the Norwegian caretaker boss of Manchester United had done enough to be handed the reins next season.advertisement Next Reuters LondonFebruary 18, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 14:31 IST Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joined Manchester United in December (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRyan Giggs says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given Manchester United momentumGiggs was Solskjaer’s teammate at Old Trafford for 11 seasonsSolskjaer’s credentials will be tested this week when United travel to Chelsea later on Monday for a fifth round FA Cup clashOle Gunnar Solskjaer has given Manchester United momentum thanks to his tactical acumen and past links to the club, and United should give him the manager’s job on a permanent basis, club great has said Ryan Giggs.Wales manager Giggs, who was Solskjaer’s teammate at Old Trafford for 11 seasons, thought the Norwegian caretaker boss had done enough to be handed the reins next season.”We’ve messed around far too long,” Giggs told The Guardian.”When you’ve got someone who knows the club, who is tactically astute, clearly has the players and fans on board, that gives you lots of momentum.”There will be bumps in the road but most fans imagine what he could do with the money that’s been spent the last few years.”He studied the game while he had a bad injury and then he coached (the reserves) at the club. So I always thought he had that potential because he knows the game and has that inner steel.”Solskjaer’s credentials will be tested this week when United travel to Chelsea later on Monday for a fifth round FA Cup clash before they host Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.Also Read | Alexis Sanchez one goal away from regaining form, says Ole Gunnar SolskjaerAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Ryan GiggsFollow Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

Interview: Dealing with Ebola

first_imgzoom <a href=”https://worldmaritimenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Dealing-with-Ebola.jpg”><img src=”https://worldmaritimenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Dealing-with-Ebola-501×370.jpg” alt=”Dealing with Ebola” width=”660″ height=”420″ class=”aligncenter size-medium wp-image-145130″ /></a> The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has already had a significant impact on the shipping industry. West African export trade is estimated to be down by as much as 30% since the start of the outbreak, according to data provided by UK’s shipping consultant Drewry. Various measures have been undertaken to deal with the outbreak by governmental bodies and relevant stakeholders across the industry, including introduction of ship and crew screening, Ebola-specific clauses in charter parties and even imposing bans on ships arriving to countries from Ebola-affected areas.World Maritime News spoke with representatives from GAC Group, a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, to find out more about the ongoing activities of the GAC arms based in Africa.WMN: Could you provide us with an update on your current activities with regard to Ebola prevention?Robert Bal, Managing Director of GAC Nigeria: “Providing timely and comprehensive access to the latest factual information regarding Ebola is central to GAC’s efforts to preventing the further spread of the virus and ensuring the safety of our staff, partners and customers. GAC Nigeria, for example, continues to inform and update our staff and visitors about the importance of recognising Ebola symptoms, how it can be transferred and the preventative actions that need to be taken to avoid being infected. Our approach has always been to keep discussions open and honest and to counter any misunderstandings there are about the virus.”Michael Sturesson, General Manager of GAC Angola: “GAC Angola conducts training and awareness classes for all our staff. This includes advice on signs of infection and measures of protection. We also conduct demonstrations of the GAC Angola Ebola Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kit. The kits include full-body protective suits, which are the same as those worn by health workers. Additional advice from World Health Organization, International SOS and Local Authorities is also made available to all our staff, partners and clients and continuously updated.”What kind of requests/services do you provide to your clients/partners in Ebola-related matters?Bal: “We keep our clients informed of the latest relevant updates on Ebola directly and in the form of alerts using our ‘Hot Port News’ daily news distribution platform. We also offer quarantine support. Maintaining an open line of communication with our customers and partners in this regard is extremely important, as we work to ensure that they can operate safely.”What kind of staff and crew education to reduce the risk of exposure to Ebola have you introduced? What have been your experiences so far?Bal: “Information, education and provision of basic necessities such as hand sanitisers play an important role in preventing the spread of the Ebola virus. In addition to our own internal communications, the Nigerian Government actively shares information about Ebola.We provide our staff and crew with the information and tools that they need to react appropriately to ensure their own safety and the safety of those around them, whilst also enabling them to conduct their duties in a safe manner.”WMN: Is the industry well prepared to cope with the challenges/dangers this disease poses in terms of training, knowledge?Sturesson: “With ongoing efforts to increase the knowledge and availability of information to staff and customers the industry can position itself to cope with the challenges. Given the reach of the shipping and logistics industries globally, it is important that we all play our part in trying to control the further spread of the virus and provide support to those affected.”Bal: “We can all apply the introduced precautions and initiatives of others in the industry to help contain the spread of the virus, and for any organisations operating in the affected areas that have not already invested in additional training and prevention support, I would urge them to do so. Increasing our vigilance for the health and safety of staff and visitors by adopting the various measures as part of our HSSE culture will help prepare the industry to counter the effects of this ravaging disease.”WMN: What has been the feedback from the industry in responding to the outbreak?Bal: “The initial response to the outbreak was met with high concern and this was due to the relatively limited knowledge about Ebola. The pro-active and efficient actions by the Nigerian Federal, State and local governments as well as the medical services has helped counter much of the fear that was first associated with the virus. There is now a much better understanding across society, and worldwide, of how the virus spreads, symptoms and recommended precautionary behaviours.”WMN: Are your concerned that your staff may get infected in the affected areas?Bal: “As a Group of companies, the welfare of our staff and customers is our number one priority. Should a situation arise that we consider to be a risk to those who work for or with GAC, we will implement protective measures such as travel restrictions and take all necessary actions to ensure that all personnel are safeguarded. At present, there is no need to apply additional measures beyond those that we already have in place such as relevant training, information sharing and ensuring safe, hygienic working conditions. However, we are ready to respond if necessary.”Stuersson: “Angola isn’t an affected area but precautionary measures are in place and have become routine in the way in which we conduct our day-to-day operations. Of course, we also ensure that our staff, partners and customers are not exposed to unnecessary risk, and as such maintaining vigilance and continuing open communications is key. For example, GAC Angola requires Masters to give a pre-alert if any crew member has a high fever or is experiencing any symptoms that could be associated with Ebola. We also encourage all associates to follow international guidance issued by bodies like the WHO, IMO and IATA in the conduct of their own operations.”What are the precautionary measures that ship-owners and crews aboard ships travelling to Ebola-affected countries can take in order to mitigate the risk of exposure to the disease?Bal: “It is essential that crews aboard ships travelling to Ebola-affected countries are provided with, and understand, the necessary materials and information available explaining the symptoms of Ebola and how to prevent being infected with the virus. For example, Ebola can only be transferred by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of someone who is already infected with the virus. Knowing the symptoms of Ebola assists in raising awareness.While Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free, port authorities in Nigeria have restricted the movement of personnel who are not directly involved with the crude export operations into all terminals. Those allowed entry into the terminals are first screened for Ebola symptoms. Sanitizers are placed at all entry/exit points at the terminals and shore offices. It is compulsory that fully-equipped and protected quarantine officers board all export vessels prior to other shore personnel being checked for symptoms and boarding the vessel themselves. Arriving vessels are expected to submit their port call lists, which are scrutinised by the terminal’s health authorities prior to accepting the vessel.”Sturesson: “Ship-owners need to remain informed of the guidance and precautionary measures being put in place to protect crew from Ebola. Educate crew on what to do and what not to do, and maintain vigilance. This will mean actively pursuing updates on the latest situation and working with partners and service providers to remain up-to-date of any developments.”WMN: Would you say that introduction of higher rates by ship-owners for vessels going to Ebola-affected areas is justified?Sturesson: “Yes. There is an increased risk of exposure to the crew, additional training must be provided and suitable PPE will be required, all of which must be accounted for to ensure that crew are adequately protected.”WMN: What is your position on incorporating Ebola-specific clauses in charter parties? Sturesson: “A ship-owner should be able to protect its crew as a priority and avoid a port call in an affected area if they deem it to be the right and responsible thing to do.”Speaking on the whether denying entrance and screening of ships introduced as prevention measure by some countries is a justified move, Bal said that the decision by respective countries is being taken based on their own guidelines and interpretation of the information available.Sturesson agreed that denying entrance could be justified if a vessel arrives from an affected area.WMN: What is the worst case scenario for the shipping industry at the moment? What are major concerns?Bal: “The effect of the Ebola outbreak in a number of West African countries has been catastrophic and the continued spread of the virus should remain a concern for everyone. We have seen great success in the approach taken by the Nigerian Government in controlling the virus, and the informed way in which they have implemented precautionary measures has proven that the virus can be contained. The shipping industry has a very important role to play in remaining vigilant and doing all that it can to control the further spread of the virus.”Sturesson: “An increase in the spread of the Ebola virus is an on-going concern and it is essential that the response and precautionary measures in place are appropriate. There has been talk of some governments denying vessels entry into port, but given the importance of shipping in sustaining the trade of goods, such measures would be concerning and detrimental to any affected country’s ability to control the virus.”WMN: Based on your experiences, which ports/industries have been affected the most?Bal: “Based on the various news sources Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are most affected. There are also economic consequences and the flow on materials and goods, not to mention livelihoods that have also been affected by this outbreak.”WMN: What is it that other countries can learn from Nigeria’s battle to contain the virus?Bal: “Act quick, take bold actions and give daily updates. Nigeria’s government and authorities were swift to act and we have seen that providing access to information and making a concerted effort to ensure that people understand the virus, its symptoms and how to prevent it have been key.”WMN: How do you see the disease affecting the industry in the long run?Sturesson: “The Ebola virus is and will likely continue to affect the shipping and wider industries in West Africa. It is vital that all players across the shipping industry, as well as their partners and customers work together to contain and prevent the further spread of the virus, and to put measures in place to ensure that businesses can continue to operate safely.It is important that we learn from the experiences of others and prepare ourselves for the possibility that this outbreak has the potential to become a global issue. Sharing information, knowledge and raising worldwide awareness in preventing the spread of such viruses will have a long-term positive impact on industries across the board as the industry will be prepared and informed.”World Maritime News Staff; Images: GAC, WHOlast_img read more

Rajnath pays tribute to Army officer

first_imgNew Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday paid tributes to Major Ketan Sharma, who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district a day earlier. The Defence Minister laid a wreath on the coffin of the officer draped with the tricolour at the technical area of the Palam airport. The mortal remains were then taken to the Major’s native place in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. Major Sharma was critically injured in firing exchanges between militants and security forces in Bidoora village and died while being taken to a hospital. A terrorist was killed in the fighting.last_img

NDP MP proposes changes to federal insolvency laws to increase pension protections

first_imgTORONTO – An Ontario backbench member of Parliament tabled a bill Monday to amend Canada’s insolvency laws so they offer more protections to pension plans, post-retirement benefits and severance when a company is in deep financial trouble.The treatment of pensions during court-supervised restructurings has been a long-simmering issue but has attracted new attention since Sears Canada sought protection under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act in July.In addition to ending post-retirement health benefits and severance payments immediately, Sears Canada’s collapse meant future pension payments could be cut if there aren’t sufficient assets to make up its solvency deficit.Scott Duvall, a New Democrat MP who represents a riding in Hamilton, Ont., said Monday in the Commons that his amendments would make changes to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act as well as the CCAA.“We must fix the imbalances to current legislation and provide Canadian workers, retirees and their families the protection they expect and deserve,” Duvall said.Bills introduced by backbench members of Parliament seldom make it through the legislative process to become law but some advocates for change say the Sears Canada case has tapped into widespread anger about Canada’s insolvency laws.A spokeswoman for CARP, a national group for retirees, said Monday that the retailer’s bankruptcy was the impetus for a petition and email-writing campaign begun in August “but the campaign is so much more than just Sears.”In recent years, thousands of Canadians “have been forced to take a haircut on their pension because the legislation does not adequately protect them in the event of a bankruptcy or a restructuring,” CARP policy director Marissa Semkiw said.One of the biggest obstacles to change, she said, is the fear that Canadian companies would have more difficulty raising money on the bond markets if the law ranks secured creditors below pension plans with funding deficits.But Semkiw believes that risk should be manageable, given the enormous size of the bond market and the small number of pension plans that end up as part of a court-supervised restructuring or bankruptcy.“Moreover, I would add, that Canada doesn’t — and shouldn’t — want to be a country that sacrifices pensioners to attract foreign investment dollars,” Semkiw said.last_img read more

Arab Leaders Renew Call for Palestinian State

Toronto – Gathering in Amman for the 2017 Arab Summit, Arab leaders looked out from their venue on to the Israeli occupied West Bank. When they emerged from their meetings it was with a united voice that they reiterated their support for a two-state Israel-Palestinian solution.Hosted by Jordan’s King Abdullah II, the issue of the Palestinian state and Arab-Israeli peace clearly dominated the talks. In the coming weeks, US President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Kind Abdullah II. Ahead of these meetings the Arab community seemed keen to send Trump a unified and strong message in support of a Palestinian state. The 21 top Arab leaders gathered for the summit voiced their call for renewed peace talks based on a two-state solution. They also resurrected their offer of reconciliation, originally tabled in 2002. The offer stipulates that Israel will gain normalization with the Arab states if it promises to leave the Palestinian land it’s occupied since the 1967 war and agrees to deal on Palestinian refugees.Their host, King Abdullah II, stated clearly that the only way for a clear path to Israeli-Palestinian peace is the creation of a Palestinian state to exist side by side with the state of Israel. In this respect, the Jordanian king was highly critical of continued Israeli incursion into Palestinian-owned land. “Israel is continuing to expand settlements and wreck chances of peace… There is no peace or stability in the region without a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian cause through a two-state solution.”Also on hand for the summit was United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, who added his unmitigated support for a two-state solution, describing it as the “only path to ensure that Palestinians and Israelis can realize their national aspirations and live in peace, security and dignity.”Arab leaders also took the opportunity to strenuously urge other countries not to relocate their Israeli embassies to Jerusalem, a clear reference to Trump’s recent talk of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.As custodian of the Al-Aqsa mosque in Arab East Jerusalem, King Abdullah II warned of “catastrophic” reverberations if such a move was to take place. He vowed that Jordan will “continue to fight any attempts to change the status quo” of the site. read more

Nutrien to cut 80 jobs at Vanscoy potash mine, cites soft global market

SASKATOON — Nutrien Ltd. says it plans to cut jobs at its potash operation in Vanscoy, Sask.Will Tigley, a company spokesman, says the move will take effect in July and is the result of a soft global market.The cuts will affect 20 staff and 60 hourly workers.Tigley says production will be increased at lower cost mines and some staff may be moved to these operations.Capacity at Vanscoy is being reduced from 2.2 million tonnes to 1.7 million.In March, Nutrien and Mosaic announced that they were unhappy with the Saskatchewan government’s decision to eliminate tax deductions and credits in the province’s budget.The government said it expects to bring in $117 million more in potash revenue than last year by eliminating the resource credit and deductions.At the time, the companies said they were not consulted on the change and Nutrien said the government’s move would reduce Canadian competitiveness as the industry deals with rising costs. (CJWW, The Canadian Press) The Canadian Press read more

UNICEF and FIFA kick off Goals for Girls campaign to promote rights

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) have kicked off a new “Goals for Girls!” campaign which aims to promote education, gender equality and women’s rights through sport.Launched on 7 September in conjunction with the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007, Goals for Girls! will use the competition as a platform to explain how educating girls not only helps eliminate gender discrimination but also contributes to addressing many of the most serious problems their communities face. “Children everywhere have a right to education, and educating girls is a key to defeating poverty, hunger, disease, violence, abuse and exploitation,” said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman. “Through Goals for Girls!, UNICEF and FIFA will take this important message to soccer fans around the world.” The Federation’s President, Joseph S. Blatter, said FIFA’s long-standing partnership with UNICEF is founded on the two organizations’ shared goal of supporting the rights of children, especially those of girls. “Football has an indispensable role to play as a tool for promoting integration, education and communication and, as such, it can help build a better future,” he said. The UNICEF-FIFA campaign promotes the child-friendly school model, offering both genders a quality education in a safe environment, even in emergency situations. UNICEF also works with partners and governments to remove barriers to education, including school fees and lack of access. During the current competition, the 16 best women’s national teams from the six confederations will be competing from 10 to 30 September in Chengdu, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Tianjin and Wuhan to be crowned world champion.Since 2001, UNICEF and FIFA have teamed up on numerous occasions, using the world’s most popular sport to inform them about the dangers of HIV/AIDS and help protect them from violence and exploitation. 10 September 2007The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) have kicked off a new “Goals for Girls!” campaign which aims to promote education, gender equality and women’s rights through sport. read more

Kosher designation for medical pot products arrive in time for the High

GATINEAU, Que. — A Quebec medical marijuana producer says its processed products have been certified as kosher, just in time for one of the High Holidays on the Jewish calendar.The Hydropothecary Corp. (TSXV:THCX) says the certification by Rabbi Levy Teitlebaum comes just in time for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, celebrated from Wednesday night to Friday night.It says the certification covers its ready-to-consume marijuana powder product line, cannabis peppermint oil and milled products and includes an audit of cleaning protocols, kosher compliance review and on-site inspections.In a release, the Ottawa rabbi says kosher certification is relied upon by vegans, vegetarians and people who are careful about what they consume as well as those who follow Jewish dietary laws.He says certification means that consumers can be assured that the products “adhere to the highest standards of kosher purity.”Medical products are eligible for kosher certification, the rabbi says, but marijuana for recreational use, expected to be made legal next year, may not qualify for kosher designation. read more

Vaiko detained during anti Sri Lanka protest

The protestors burnt effigies of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and U.S. President Barack Obama.“What kind of an investigation is this? How can a person accused of a crime be allowed to investigate it,” Vaiko asked. The protestors courted arrest when they tried to march to the U.S. Consulate. A large posse of police personnel had erected barricades around the venue and detained the protestors. The protesters demanded an international investigation into the alleged genocide of Tamils, referendum for Tamil Eelam and lifting of the ban on the LTTE by all the countries. India’s MDMK general secretary Vaiko and representatives from 32 organisations were detained in Chennai after they threatened to lay siege to the U.S. Consulate in Chennai following a rally condemning the draft US resolution for a domestic investigation into the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, The Hindu newspaper reported.A large number of supporters belonging to the 32 organisations under the “May Pathinezhu Iyakkam” banner convened at the Rajarathinam Stadium in Egmore in protest against the draft resolution. “We will mobilise the youth, students in Tamil Nadu and wherever Tamils are living. The Union government has continuously betrayed the Tamils. First, the UPA government and now, the Modi government,” Vaiko said at the rally. read more

Brock profs book examines relationship between unions Charter of Rights

The labour movement has long sought to protect the rights of workers, but the last 30 years have seen a shift in its focus from the political arena to the judicial system, says a new book by Brock Labour Studies Professor Larry Savage.“For much of the 20th century, unions mistrusted courts, and for good reason,” says Savage. “Courts consistently sided with employers and against unions in legal disputes. However, throughout the 1990s, many labour unions lost faith in their traditional political allies and, with the political terrain veering dramatically to the right, drifted back to court as a defensive strategy to preserve union rights and freedoms.”This evolution is the focus of Unions in Court: Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, co-authored by Savage and Charles W. Smith from the University of Saskatchewan. It is Savage’s sixth book.“Many people are surprised to learn that the labour movement actively opposed the inclusion of labour rights in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms right up until the late 1980s,” Savage points out. “Labour’s mistrust of the judicial system was so firm that union leaders believed the courts would interpret constitutionalized labour rights in a way that would ultimately undermine unions.”But once the Supreme Court made a series of significant pro-union decisions starting in 1999 on issues such as picketing and collective bargaining, many unions began to pursue legal strategies more aggressively.  These landmark Charter decisions shaped history, but they also shaped the process of writing the book, which had to be extended to keep pace with what was happening in the courts.“It was only after we started writing the book that unions won a constitutional right to strike in 2015,” Savage says. “Labour-related constitutional cases have become so prevalent in recent years that the biggest quandary we faced as authors was which Charter case to use as a bookend for our analysis.“Canada’s Supreme Court justices certainly kept us guessing over the course of the writing process. In the end, however, we think the analysis is richer for it.”Unions in Court, originally published in April, was released in paperback at the beginning of October. A book launch will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Niagara Artists’ Centre in downtown St. Catharines beginning at 7 p.m.Savage will give a brief talk at the event, which all are welcome to attend.The book is available in Brock’s Campus Store. read more

Toshibas Tablet Up Close

first_imgOne more tablet to look at before the ces showroom floor opens up this morning (that’s right, we’ve still got another hour before the show technically opens). This one’s from Toshiba. And it’s so new that it technically doesn’t have a name. Toshiba was just calling it the Toshiba Tablet. We like that simplicity. Go with it, Toshiba.The slate is going to run Google’s Android Honeycomb, which means that it most likely won’t be out until the spring, but the company says it’s gunning for a release in the “first half” of 2011 (the unit we saw was running Froyo, which, after checking out Motorola’s entry, looks downright ancient).It features a 10-inch screen with a 1280-by-800 resolution and slots for USB, HDMI, and mini USB, as well as an SD card slot for expanding memory. Like pretty much every non-iPad tablet these days, it has front- and rear-facing cameras (at 2MP and 5MP, respectively).More shots, after the jump AdChoices广告last_img read more

Endeavour about to blast off watch it live Update its in space

first_imgSpace shuttle Endeavour is about to blast off, and you can watch it live. The shuttle launch is in the final moments right now, and the launch will go off at 8:56am local time. This, the 25th flight of Endeavour, will be the shuttle’s last before it is retired from operation.The crew on mission include Commander Mark Kelly, Michael Fincke, Andrew Feustel, Gregory Johnson, Greg Chamitoff, an Roberto Vittori. Today they started STS-134, a 16-day mission, which will have them deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station.AdChoices广告Watch the shuttle launch at NASA or at uStream.If you missed it (sorry for the short notice), here are some captures from the livestream:Endeavour, burning 11,000 pounds of fuel a second.The launch went off without a hitch, with all systems and actions being nominal. At this point (9:07am) the shuttle has reached space. It will link up with the ISS on Wednesday morning, about 6am eastern time.It was a fantastic launch, though a short one thanks to a low cloud cover.last_img read more

Dr Sarantopoulou announces candidacy for SAE presidency

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Dr Olga Sarantopoulou, Secretary of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) announced her intention to be a candidate for the presidency of the organisation in the upcoming elections of December 2010. Dr Sarantopoulou, who is also the General Secretary of the World Network of Doctors (MDs) of Greek Descent, talked to Neos Kosmos English Edition, whilst visiting Australia for the first time.When asked about her plans for SAE she said that she will nominate for either the position of Treasurer or President of the international council of SAE, emphasising that “every possibility is open at this time”. Pressed to clarify for which of the two positions she would run for, she confirmed her presidential aspirations. The coordinator of the SAE America, Theodoros Spiropoulos, has also announced his intention to run as President of SAE. Dr Sarantopoulou talked about her involvement with SAE since her election as Secretary of the World Council of SAE in 2003.The Greek-Austrian doctor emphasised that she was elected as an independent candidate, insinuating that other SAE officials have been politically aligned and supported by Greek political parties. Sarantopoulou was direct in criticising SAE, stating that. “In the 14 years SAE has been operating we have not really managed to consolidate it’s presence,’ and called for changes to legislative framework that govern SAE to provide greater clarity on the roles and duties of SAE officials. “We have to see how the regional SAE networks operate as well as the Worlds Council and we have to look into that with the new government,” Sarantopoulou said.She is cautious and non-committal asked how the newly elected Greek government will act. “We need to wait and see how these new plans and objectives concerning Greeks abroad will be articulated and implemented.”Her bewilderment with the decision of the outgoing government to scrap Greek language education program for the teaching of Greeks abroad three days before the Greek elections was evident and she indicated that SAE is prepared to take up the cause of the program with the new Minister of Education. If Dr Sarantopoulos is successful in being elected President of SAE she promised to promote SAE becoming financially independent. The funding for SAE is currently provided by the Greek state. “The financial autonomy of SAE will lead to a greater freedom of movement and choices regarding its [SAE’s] role,” Dr Sarantopoulou underscored. The Presidential aspirant also called for greater financial accountability and transparency among the regional networks of SAE. Dr Sarantopoulou explained that the current model where regional coordinators are only accountable to the General Secretariat of Greeks Abroad is not enough and called for a greater level of scrutiny by the World Council of SAE. SAE Oceania and Far East Coordinator George Angelopoulos is commended by Dr Sarantopoulou because he, “is the only one [ie. regional co-ordinator] who publicises the financial dealings in his region” and for tenaciously representing “his region’s needs”.Despite conceding that the regions of Oceania and America “are the ones that elect the SAE President” she argued that her trip to Australia is not part of her election campaign. It should be noted that Dr Sarantopoulou will also be promoting in Australia the program “Mothers of World Hellenism,” an initiative to support destitute mothers of Greek descent around the world. The first 160 cases have been documented in countries of the former Soviet Union. Dr Sarantopoulou clarified that SAE Oceania will establish a special account where any Greek Australian can contribute to the program.“Whoever contributes can also have the right to find out the family they are helping,” Dr Sarantopoulou stressed.last_img read more

Cancer du poumon sa détection facilitée

first_imgCancer du poumon : sa détection facilitéeFrance – L’Inserm-UPMC vient de dévoiler les résultats d’une étude montrant l’existence d’un biomarqueur permettant de détecter l’évolution du cancer du poumon.Le laboratoire de signalisation cellulaire et carcinogénèse du centre de recherche Saint-Antoine a révélé avoir découvert un biomarqueur susceptible de déterminer avec plus de certitude l’évolution future d’un cancer du poumon. L’enquête a été menée en partenariat avec le service de chirurgie thoracique de l’Hôtel Dieu à Paris. Les chercheurs ont étudié 136 patients atteints d’adénocarcinome pulmonaire de stade 1. Tous ceux qui possédaient la protéine neurotensine dans l’organisme ont eu un moins bon pronostic de survie dans les cinq ans.L’Inserm a indiqué que la découverte de l’implication de cette protéine dans l’évolution du cancer devrait permettre de réaliser des kits de détection. Cette prise en charge précoce permettrait ensuite de tester des thérapies innovantes lorsque le cancer est encore curable. Le 3 septembre 2010 à 14:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Massive result for us Solskjaer

Massive result for us Solskjaer

first_imgUnder Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United has not lost a single game in any of the English competitions they are playing.When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was elected caretaker for Manchester United, he lifted the team’s spirits and hasn’t lost in any of the English competitions they are playing.But their only loss was a very costly one, as they were defeated 2-0 at Stamford Bridge by Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.But now, the Red Devils bounced back as they defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the FA Cup Fifth Round.“We had criticism after the PSG game and everyone did what we asked tonight,” said United’s interim manager to the BBC.“The performance tonight was fantastic, our tactics worked.”“We asked our midfielders to press higher and get into the box and it worked. The defending in the second half was fantastic,” he commented.“Chelsea are a good team, they have their way of playing but Juan Mata did a fantastic job on Jorginho and we were absolutely perfect defensively. We kept a clean sheet.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It is a massive result,” he concluded.United have now qualified to the FA Cup Quarterfinals where they will take on fellow English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers between March 15 and March 17.Meanwhile, in the EPL table they are sitting in the fourth position with 51 points, thanks to 15 matches won, six drawn and five losses.Before playing leg two of the UCL series against PSG, Manchester will host Liverpool on Sunday, then visit Crystal Palace in one week, before taking on Southampton on the beginning of March.Ole pays tribute to the #MUFC fans and reflects on the tactics behind an excellent victory… pic.twitter.com/qeR6FVLsTO— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 18, 2019last_img read more

Syria forces press advance on rebel enclave

Syria forces press advance on rebel enclave

first_imgSmoke billows following Syrian government bombardment on the rebel-held besieged town of Harasta, in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus on Monday. Photo: AFPSyria’s regime pressed its relentless offensive on Eastern Ghouta Monday as diplomats at the United Nations pushed for new efforts to end the “bloodbath” in the rebel enclave.Pounding two towns with new bombardment, government troops advanced in several areas of the besieged enclave, as a monitor reported more than 350,000 now dead in Syria’s seven-year civil war.On another front in the conflict, hundreds were seen fleeing a Turkish-led advance in the northern area of Afrin, where a Kurdish-majority city is also under threat of being besieged.Syria’s civil conflict enters its eighth year this week with fighting in several areas, but the assault on Eastern Ghouta has been one of the most ferocious of the war.Since 18 February, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have retaken nearly 60 percent of the enclave, whittling down rebel territory to three isolated pockets.Backed by Russia, the advance has battered Eastern Ghouta with air strikes, artillery and rocket fire, raising widespread international concern and prompting urgent calls for a ceasefire.France’s envoy to the United Nations, Francois Delattre, on Monday urged Moscow to put pressure on its ally to halt the offensive, saying: “Russia can stop the bloodbath.”The United States also presented a new draft resolution to the UN Security Council demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta.US presents new UN draftUS Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council that a ceasefire resolution it adopted two weeks ago had failed and that the new resolution “provides no room for evasion”.Pro-regime forces advanced again in Ghouta on Monday, heavily bombing two rebel-controlled towns closest to the capital, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.Air strikes and rocket fire slammed into the towns of Harasta and Arbin, the Britain-based monitor said, as the regime used the recently recaptured town of Medeira nearby as a launching pad for a ground assault.In Harasta at least four civilians were killed in air strikes, the Observatory said.Syrian state media also reported a government advance in Ghouta, saying the town of Efteris to the south had been seized.The other two areas still in rebel hands are Douma, the region’s biggest town in the north of the enclave, and the zone around Hammuriyeh and other towns to the south.An AFP correspondent in Douma said the morning was relatively quiet, allowing civilians to venture out of bomb shelters to check on the destruction in their homes or gather food.Residents were seen queueing at a butcher shop, whose owner had slaughtered a calf that he could fatten up no further because there was nothing left to feed it.Syria’s conflict broke out in March 2011 with peaceful protests against Assad, but a regime crackdown paved the way for a fully-fledged war.At least 353,935 people have died since, including more than 106,000 civilians, the Observatory said on Monday, providing a new overall death toll for the conflict.More than 19,800 children are among the dead, it said.In the Ghouta offensive alone, at least 1,162 civilians have been killed, including 241 children, the Observatory said.More than 35 civilians have also been killed in rebel fire on government-controlled zones in Damascus and its outskirts since the start of the Ghouta offensive, it says. Rebel mortar and rocket fire killed two civilians on Monday, according to state news agency SANA.Even before the offensive began, rebel-held parts of Ghouta were facing a crippling government siege that made food and medicine hard to access.Hundreds flee AfrinSyrian troops have used siege tactics on several areas around the capital, sealing off rebel-held territory and pressing a military operation before securing an evacuation deal.Syria’s government was on Monday pursuing separate negotiation tracks over the three rebel-held pockets of Eastern Ghouta, according to the Observatory and sources involved.The talks, in some cases involving Russian officials, were focused on local truces or potential evacuation deals for rebels and civilians.Opposition forces have repeatedly denied holding talks with the regime and on Monday tensions erupted in the town of Kafr Batna, with rebels there reportedly shooting dead a civilian taking part in a protest calling for a deal.Since the conflict broke out seven years ago, an array of world powers have become involved, including Turkey.For weeks, Ankara and allied Syrian rebels have pursued an offensive against Afrin, a Kurdish-controlled region of northwest Syria.Hundreds of residents were seen fleeing the city of Afrin on Monday, with the Observatory reporting more than 2,000 arriving in an area controlled by pro-regime forces.Hundreds more were on the road, it said, after Turkish forces and their allies on Saturday arrived to within less than two kilometres (one mile) of the city, sparking fears it could be besieged.last_img read more

As It Recovers From Harvey Montgomery County Looks For Regional Solutions To

As It Recovers From Harvey Montgomery County Looks For Regional Solutions To

first_img 00:00 /01:06 Photo via Twitter @CarolineCeconiMontgomery County officials said they need over a billion dollars for rebuilding and storm mitigation.Montgomery County officials estimate about 4000 homes were flooded, mostly in the southern portion, where Spring Creek serves as the border with Harris County.Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal said their big concern right now is getting flood victims into permanent housing. But as for future needs, Doyal wants to partner with Harris County for an extensive study of the region’s watersheds, considering all that water eventually flows into Lake Houston.“If we look at drainage from a regional perspective I think we’re way ahead of the game than trying to focus on isolated areas,” explained Doyal. “If we can identify the places along each one of those watersheds where retention ponds could be placed, we could keep some of that floodwater out of Harris County.”Another need for Montgomery County is improving its flood warning system. Darren Hess is Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.“We need additional gauges and monitors,” said Hess. “And we need that built into a system that will help us to more accurately forecast what kind of true flooding conditions we’ll see.”And when you add up the cost of recovery, buyouts, and future mitigation, Judge Doyal expects Montgomery County will need about $1.6 billion. He said they’re currently talking to the Texas congressional delegation to try to secure some of those funds. Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Republican who livestreamed herself harassing trans woman loses primary in epic fashion

Republican who livestreamed herself harassing trans woman loses primary in epic fashion

first_imgSaavedra won just 10% of the votes in the primary election for California’s 44th House District.The winner was the incumbent Democrat Nanette Barragan, who landed 66% of the vote. In fourth place was Clueless star Stacey Dash, who dropped out of the race before the election.Saaverda shared the offensive video on Facebook, which the site then removed, last month.‘He’s saying he’s a lady’In it, she was seen pacing around the bathroom, and says: ‘So, that guy is violating my right to use the ladies’ room here, and he’s saying he’s a lady! Stupid guy.’ She also implied in it that she had pepper spray and was willing to use it on the woman. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law later called on California’s Attorney General to investigate the congressional candidate.Addressing the controversy on Twitter yesterday, Saavedra once again misgendered the woman and accused her of being a drug addict.‘HE is still a just a male drug addict using a ladies room,’ she posted.Republican congressional candidate to face investigation after harassing trans woman in the bathroom Republican Jazmina Saavedra was a candidate for California’s 44th Congressional district Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- Jazmina Saavedra, a Republican who filmed herself harassing a trans woman in a LA Denny’s bathroom, has epically lost her political bid. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Republican congressional candidate to face investigation after harassing trans woman in the bathroomPolitician on track to become first openly gay US governorTory MP calls transgender women ‘he/she’ and says they should use men’s bathroomsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/republican-who-livestreamed-herself-harassing-trans-woman-epically-loses/last_img read more

Central American countries sign trade political agreement with EU

first_imgNo related posts. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The European Union and Central America on Friday signed an association agreement to further political dialogue, cooperation and trade.“The region-to-region trade deal will help establish major business opportunities for both sides,” European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said. “European exporters will save about €90 million [$114 million] on customs per year and European service providers, such as telecoms and transport, will get greater market access,” he said.The trade section of the agreement will enter into force by early 2013, after participating countries’ legislators adopt the details of the agreement.Once the agreement enters into force, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama will open 69 percent of existing trade in manufactured and agricultural goods and fisheries products with the EU, according to commission figures.In 2010, the EU was Central America’s second-largest trading partner after the United States, representing almost 9.4 percent of trade. Bilateral trade in goods the same year was worth €12 billion [$15 billion]. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Elderly Limassol man still missing after seven days

Elderly Limassol man still missing after seven days

first_imgPolice, the civil defence service and the family of 85-year-old Giorgos Pateras who was reported missing from his Limassol home seven days ago are continuing the search for the elderly man.The octogenarian was reported missing by his daughter, who told police he left their home in Omonoia area on Tuesday and has not returned.Pateras is around 1.70m tall, slightly overweight and has short white hair. He was wearing blue jeans, a khaki-coloured shirt and black shoes.The search is focused mainly on the Omonoia and Zakaki areas, police said.Police urge anyone with information that could help locate Pateras, to call Limassol CID on 25 805057, or the nearest police station, or the citizen’s hotline 1460.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more