first_imgThe four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh witnessed a turnout of around 71% on Sunday, officials said. The voters turnout crossed the 2014 general election’s polling percentage of 64.45 in the State. Interestingly, 132% turnout has been recorded in the world’s highest polling station in Tashigang village of Himachal Pradesh’s tribal Lahaul and Spiti district, a district official said. There are total 49 registered voters in the Tashigang polling station. Of these, 33 voters cast their votes till 3 pm. Apart from the registered voters, 32 members of the poll staff deployed at the Tashigang polling station and several nearby booths cast their vote here after showing election duty certificate (EDCs) issued to them by concerned AROs, he added. The Tashigang polling station is situated at a height of 15,256 feet above the sea level, State’s Assistant Chief Electoral Officer Harbans Lal Dhiman said. The temperature was below freezing point at Tashigang when the polling began at 7 a.m. The voters came to the polling station while wearing their traditional attire for exercising their right to franchise. Vote before marriageA bridegroom exercised his right to franchise in Kothi polling station in Manali of Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district. Before proceeding to his bride’s village for his marriage, Anil, 28, of Kothi village near Manali, led his entire wedding procession to the polling booth number eight in the city and cast his vote, besides making his wedding companions to do the same. “Anil cast his vote before proceeding for his marriage,” a district election official said, adding the groom reached the polling with many of his wedding procession members. The first Indian voter, Shyam Saran Negi, 101, cast his vote at Kinnaur district’s Kalpa polling booth under Mandi Lok Sabha seat. He was given warm welcome by the election staff at the booth. However the voters of a village on the Sino-India border have boycotted the Lok Sabha poll as the government “failed” to find a permanent solution to frequent floods they face. Located at an altitude of 10,000 feet and around 350 km from state capital Shimla, voters at Geu village in Lahaul and Spiti district said they had been demanding their resettlement, but their demands remained unheard. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur along with his family members cast his vote at Bharari (Murhag) in Seraj Vidhan Sabha constituency of Mandi district. EVM snags delayed voting at nine polling stations, but it restarted after the faulty machines were replaced, a State election officer said. A total of 7,730 polling stations had been set up in 4 constituencies — Shimla (SC), Mandi, Hamirpur and Kangra.last_img read more

first_imgThe 2014 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel goes to Jean Tirole, a French economist, for his work studying industries dominated by a few large, powerful firms.“The prize is about market power and regulation,” said Tore Ellingsen, chair of the prize committee, in a video interview after the announcement in Stockholm today. “What sort of regulations and competition policy do you want in place so that large and mighty firms will act in society’s best interest?”Until the 1980s, regulation researchers sought simple rules that could apply to every industry and dealt essentially with two extreme situations: single monopolies or perfect competition. On the contrary, Tirole’s research focuses on oligopolies—markets that are dominated by a few companies—and embraces their complexity and peculiarities, says Reinhilde Veugelers, an economics professor at the University of Leuven in Belgium and senior fellow at the Bruegel think tank in Brussels. 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Tirole has two engineering degrees from some of France’s top schools, as well as two doctoral degrees from the Université Paris IX-Dauphine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he worked from 1984 to 1992. He is currently scientific director at the Industrial Economic Institute at the Toulouse School of Economics in France and still works as a visiting professor at MIT.Tirole has displayed broad interests, publishing books, essays, and op-eds on subjects ranging from France’s health insurance policies to Europe’s currency crisis. Some of Tirole’s research also focused on patent policies, research, and innovation. For example, one of his theories—drawn with Josh Lerner—seeks to explain why programmers develop open source software even though it doesn’t earn them any money: Contributing to open source software “signals” ability and expertise, which can in turn increase their professional prospects.Today, the prize committee also mentioned the contribution of Tirole’s colleague Jean-Jacques Laffont, who died in 2004. In an online statement, Tirole praised Laffont as “a mentor”: “I am more than aware of the key role he played in what is happening to me today,” the laureate said.last_img read more

first_imgChot chooses Gilas veterans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Cignal will once again parade the core of the Red Lions, fresh from their triumph in NCAA Season 93, with 2017 Aspirants’ Cup Season MVP Robert Bolick and hardworking forward Javee Mocon counted on to provide the leadership.The Hawkeyes edged Racal Motors in three games in the Aspirants’ Cup Finals last season before making it a championship double with a sweep of Centro Escolar University in the Foundation Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlready the winningest mentor in the developmental ranks, Fernandez pushed his PBA D-League title collection to eight championships.Cignal, however, has lost valuable members of its championship teams with Raymar Jose and Jason Perkins being picked in the top four of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft and Pamboy Raymundo and Oping Sumalinog joining Tanduay Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netReigning back-to-back titlist Cignal HD-San Beda will be returning to the PBA D-League after all.Coach Boyet Fernandez and his boys are returning to defend the throne for the Hawkeyes as they push the participating teams this upcoming 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup to 13 squads.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ View commentscenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next The Hawkeyes’ entry also increased the number of school-based teams to eight this first conference, while also bringing the count of participants to a record-tying 13, the same number of teams which joined the 2011 Foundation Cup.Aside from Cignal, also joining this year are CEU, Tanduay, Marinerong Pilipino, Batangas-EAC, Zark’s Burger-Lyceum, JRU, AMA Online Education, Wangs Basketball, Gamboa Coffee Mix, and newcomers Perpetual, Powerball-St. Benilde, and Mila’s Lechon.The 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup tips off on January 18.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justicelast_img read more

first_imgSochaux 1 Paris Saint-Germain 4: Di Maria hits treble in easy Coupe de France win Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 06:01 2/7/18 Angel Di Maria AFP Coupe de France holders Paris Saint-Germain recorded a 21st straight win in the tournament with a routine 4-1 defeat of Sochaux. Angel Di Maria scored his first hat-trick for Paris Saint-Germain as the Coupe de France holders cruised into the quarter-finals with a 4-1 win at Sochaux on Tuesday.Neymar was rested by Unai Emery after his birthday celebrations at the weekend but PSG did not miss the Brazilian as they remained on track to win the tournament for the fourth year in a row.Di Maria starred in Neymar’s absence, opening the scoring in the first minute by nodding in Kylian Mbappe’s cross, and the Argentina international added two more in the second half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Sochaux had drawn level thanks to a fine finish from Florian Martin, but the gulf between the sides was evident and, after Edinson Cavani put the Ligue 1 leaders back in front, PSG could have made the scoreline even more convincing.Di Maria struck a brace in a demolition of Rennes earlier in the tournament and Ligue 2 side Sochaux struggled to cope with him and Mbappe, PSG winning their 21st successive Coupe de France match at a canter, despite Kevin Trapp’s red card meaning Dani Alves had to go in goal.Emery had withdrawn January signing Lassana Diarra, Cavani and Marco Verratti for the closing stages, with PSG having one eye on next week’s Champions League last-16 tie with Real Madrid as they continue their quest for a quartet of major titles.2010 – Angel Di Maria has scored his first hat-trick in all comps with @PSG_English / the first since February 2010 with Benfica against Leixoes. Genius. pic.twitter.com/qJgGmvpwvR— OptaJean (@OptaJean) February 6, 2018PSG took just 54 seconds to score the opening goal, Di Maria on target with a back-post header.Florian Tardieu lost possession in his own half with PSG immediately springing into attack and Mbappe picked out the Argentine for a simple close-range finish.Tardieu and Florin Berenguer came close to levelling and Sochaux’s strong response to falling behind earned a deserved equaliser in the 13th minute as Martin thumped home after Verratti wasted two opportunities to clear.Di Maria should have restored PSG’s lead but somehow failed to get any contact on Mbappe’s low ball two yards out, but Cavani would soon get the holders back on track.@ECavaniOfficial #FCSMPSG pic.twitter.com/Irbf1nTKdr— PSG English (@PSG_English) February 6, 2018PSG’s record goalscorer tapped in at the back post from Layvin Kurzawa’s left-wing cross after Di Maria had split the Sochaux defence and Thiago Silva headed against the crossbar after 40 minutes as the chances continued to come.And PSG effectively wrapped up their victory in the 58th minute, Verratti playing a neat one-two with Julian Draxler to carve Sochaux apart, Di Maria finishing well across Lawrence Ati for his second of the night.Within four minutes Di Maria had claimed a match ball for the first time since 2010, capitalising on Ati pushing Cavani’s powerful shot into the danger zone by flicking the loose ball home.Di Maria could have had a fourth but kneed another Mbappe cross wide after 76 minutes, while substitute Javier Pastore failed to convert an impudent chipped centre from his compatriot to make the scoreline even more emphatic.The man of the match, Angel Di Maria, celebrates his hat-trick with his PSG teammates #FCSMPSG pic.twitter.com/XagCLKhzUV— PSG English (@PSG_English) February 6, 2018Trapp was perhaps harshly dismissed for catching Thomas Robinet after racing out of his box, meaning Alves had to take the gloves for the final few seconds, but PSG’s place in the quarter-finals was never in doubt. read morelast_img read more

first_imgA new contest launched by Tourism Nova Scotia this week invites people to share their favourite photos of lesser-known places to see and things to do in the province, in an effort to inspire more people to visit and travel here. The contest asks Nova Scotians to share photos of their favourite locations, restaurants or activities, on Instagram using the hashtag #NovaScotiaUNLISTED. Contest participants will be eligible to win one of three Google Pixel 3 phones through a random draw. One grand prize winner will be selected by Tourism Nova Scotia to have their photo featured on the cover of next year’s Doers and Dreamers Travel Guide. The winner will receive a $2,000 honorarium and photo credits in the guide. Select entries will be displayed on a photo gallery on Nova Scotia’s trip planning website, NovaScotia.com. The gallery will then be promoted through digital advertising in Tourism Nova Scotia’s key markets of Ontario and the northeastern United States to showcase the variety of things to do here and inspire travellers to book a vacation here. The ads will call on potential visitors to vote for their favorite photos/experiences. Travellers who cast their votes will have a chance to win a trip for two to Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotians both here and away take immense pride in where they are from. This is the perfect opportunity to share that pride and help bring more people to the province,” said Michele Saran, CEO, Tourism Nova Scotia. “We encourage everyone to be a Nova Scotia tourism ambassador and submit your favourite photos until May 26.” For more details, including contest rules and regulations, visit https://www.novascotia.com/unlisted . Visit Tourism Nova Scotia’s official Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/visitnovascotia/ .last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Domestic telecom gear maker HFCL Wednesday posted over twofold jump in a consolidated profit after tax at Rs 117 crore in the first quarter ended June 30, on account of accelerated project executions. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 47 crore in the corresponding period a year ago. Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd’s (HFCL) consolidated revenue from operations increased 23 per cent to Rs 1,343 crore during the quarter, from Rs 1,215 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”The all-round performance was powered by change in revenue mix, accelerated project execution and efficiency,” HFCL said in a statement. The company makes telecom network equipment, including optical fibre cables (OFCs). It has manufacturing units in Solan (Himachal Pradesh), Goa and Chennai (Tamil Nadu), and expects to commission new OFC unit in Hyderabad by November. “We are focused on new products and technologies that shall open additional growth avenues and ensure sustainability,” HFCL Managing Director Mahendra Nahata said. He said the company will continue to leverage on its strength of design, development and management of communication networks in newer application domains such as railways, defence and smart cities. “In addition to export of optical fibre cables, we are also expanding our business geographies in new domains,” Nahata said.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut has Canada’s fastest growing and youngest population.Those youth will be taking the keys of power before too long.Some of them had the chance a little earlier.And in doing so had some tough questions for those currently in power.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has the story.last_img

first_imgSMITHS FALLS, Ont. – Canopy Growth Corp. says its shareholders have approved a $5-billion investment in the cannabis company by Constellation Brands Inc.The Smiths Falls, Ont.-based company says more than 95 per cent of the votes at its annual meeting supported the private placement of 104.5 million shares and 139.7 million warrants to Constellation subsidiary CBG Holdings LLC.The alcohol giant announced in August that it would invest in the marijuana producer, giving it a 38 per cent stake in the company.The transaction is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, after regulatory approval is received under the Investment Canada Act.Canopy chairman and co-CEO Bruce Linton thanked shareholders for approving what he called “a landmark investment in our business.”The Constellation deal comes as other alcohol companies have also started homing in on the cannabis industry.Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED)last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to encourage the use of bicycles among the commuters, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has introduced permanent parking spaces for bicycles at its metro stations. The parking charges will be around Rs 5 upto 12 hours, Rs 10 upto 24 hours, however, additional Rs 10 will be charged at night.Currently, the DMRC has a provision of allowing commuters to use bicycles for covering small distances at nominal charges at some of its metro stations. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”In a boost to last mile connectivity, DMRC is introducing permanent space for bicycle stands at its Metro stations which have dedicated parking lots to promote the use of bicycles as part of an eco-friendly measure. The extension of the existing stands will be carried out in more stations in a phased manner. The permanent bicycle stands have the parking capacity of multiple bicycles and will be provided with a locking mechanism for the safety of bicycles,” the DMRC said in a series of tweets. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”It’s an effort to tackle the problem of pollution, the organisation has been encouraging commuters to use bicycles as it is an eco-friendly mode of transport, said official. At present, this facility is available at 18 parking lots at different stations across Delhi Metro network. These stations are: Line-1: Seelampur, Shahdara, Welcome, Rithala; Line-2: Saket, Arjangarh, Chattarpur, Line-3/4(3): Dwarka Mor, Dwarka, Dwarka Sec21, Line-5 : Mundka, Nangloi, Peeragarhi, Line-6: Tughlakabad, Badarpur, Sarita Vihar, Line-8 : Okhla Bird Sanctuary. However, “the parking lots at Nawada, Uttam Nagar (E) and Vishwavidayala Metro stations have also been identified for permanent bicycle stands which will be installed within few days. This facility will be further extended to more stations in a phased manner,” DMRC said in a statement. “These permanent bicycle stands have the capacity for parking of multiple bicycles and will be provided with a locking mechanism for the safety of bicycles,” the DMRC statement added. “DMRC in association with some private operators is already operating 20 bicycle sharing service stands (through operators) covering 19 stations across its network. With the recent expansion of Metro network, 13 more stations have been identified for these bicycle sharing service which will be functional in few weeks,” official added. The Delhi Metro’s current operational span is 343 km with 250 metro stations, spread over eight colour-coded lines.last_img read more

13 June 2007The processes of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration are essential if countries emerging from conflict are going to make a successful and lasting transition to peace and stability, the senior United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told a conference today. William Lacy Swing, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to the DRC and the head of the UN peacekeeping mission to the country (MONUC), told the conference – held in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa – that Sierra Leone and Mozambique offered useful examples of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes.African countries emerging from war would also benefit from sharing their experiences of DDR programmes with those countries that have already gone through those processes, he said.Mr. Swing added that “we must do all in our power to control conflicts that are tearing the continent apart and we must exploit all African mechanisms in the promotion of peace and security.”With the help of MONUC and others, the DRC is trying to rebuild its economic and social infrastructure after a six-year civil war ending in 2003 that cost 4 million lives due to fighting, hunger and disease. Landmark presidential and parliamentary elections were held last year, but the country continues to be plagued by violence and instability.The three-day DDR conference, which started yesterday, includes representatives from MONUC, UN agencies, 20 African nations and the international community. The meeting is expected to focus on several issues, including security sector reform, women and children associated with armed groups and traditional forms of justice. read more

Noting reports of the use of force and of arrests and beatings, Mr. Ban called again on authorities “to exercise utmost restraint toward the peaceful demonstrations taking place, as such action can only undermine the prospects for peace, prosperity and stability in Myanmar,” in a statement issued by his spokesperson. The Secretary-General – who held a tête-à-tête with Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Nyan Win later today – called on the country’s senior leadership to cooperate fully with the mission of his Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari “in order to take advantage of the willingness of the United Nations to assist in the process of national reconciliation through dialogue.” While Myanmar’s Government has not yet accepted Mr. Gambari’s mission, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters in New York that “he will stay in the region, and as soon as he gets the green light he will proceed.” After Mr. Gambari briefed the Security Council this afternoon on the latest developments, Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert of France – which holds the rotating Council presidency this month – issued a press statement voicing members’ strong support for Mr. Gambari’s visit and underlining the need for the envoy to be received by authorities as soon as possible.Mr. Ripert said Council members expressed concern at the situation and urged restraint, especially from the authorities.The demonstrations began last month to protest against a surge in fuel prices. More recently, the protests have swelled and included many of the country’s monks.Also expressing concern about the well-being of the demonstrators, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour today urged the authorities to allow the peaceful expression of dissent in the country and to abide by international human rights law in their response.“The use of excessive force and all forms of arbitrary detention of peaceful protesters are strictly prohibited under international law,” she said. Ms. Arbour also expressed her continuing concern for those who have been detained during recent weeks, and for the welfare of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. 26 September 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today he is sending his Special Envoy dealing with Myanmar to the region in response to the deteriorating situation in the Asian nation, and once again urged authorities there to respond to the ongoing peaceful protests with the utmost restraint. read more

“We must take the conversation from talking to each other to talking to ‘the other,’” said the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, today, as he spearheaded an informal discussion on how to strengthen communication and collaboration. Because the issues and interests of today’s youth are so expansive, it will take engaging non-traditional actors to get support and real commitment. That includes getting Ministries of Labour, Finance, and Education involved in a dialogue with youth activists and experts, he added. The Global Forum on Youth Policies kicks off tomorrow in Azerbaijan’s coastal capital city Baku, where 700 youth experts from governments and parliaments, youth networks and movement, research and development communities will gather for three days to discuss an array of concerns concerning young people from employment and mental health to crime and security. The Forum runs through 30 October and is expected to produce at outcome document outlining on how to strengthen implementation of the World Programme of Action on Youth – adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1995.Spotlighting the connection between resources and countries’ ability to do something tangible, Mr. Alhendawi said that “youth policy without a budget is a mental exercise.” Several other participants pointed out that some countries simply do not have the capacity to address youth concerns. Developing countries in particular struggle to find the resources. The budget allocated to youth policy of one nation might 100 times larger than the budget of a poor country. One way of dealing with this is to hone the focus on several goals or areas of interest rather than just one, said University of South Wales Professor, Howard Williamson, who also spoke on behalf of the Council of Europe, a Forum co-convener. Youth policy, he added, does not need rewriting but refreshing. Most countries have similar youth policy, the main different is their economic resources. One youth delegate participating in today’s informal talks, said even more crucial is simplifying youth policy so that it is understood by the people it targets. “We cannot spend two hours reading something to understand what youth policy is all about,” said 27-year-old Vinicius Tsugue, President of the student-run International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences (AISEC). Travelling from Brazil, he said the Forum is “extremely” important for his organization, he described as “run by youth, for youth.” Present in over 113 countries, AIESEC’s work and direction for the next five years will be directly shaped by the outcome of this week’s forum. After all, to be effective youth organizations must align what is happening internally with what is happening to global youth policy. Hence, youth policy must be simple, practical, and understandable. “I hope policy becomes something that is implementable, something that I am doing by volunteering, having my own start-up and where I could see that these youth policies are supporting me because if the youth policy is too complicated, it’s something that we are not going to use so much.” Mr. Tsugue added. Already putting that philosophy into practice is local student, Gamar Alizade, 20, who in the midst of completing her law degree at Baku, University, has managed to volunteer at “seven or eight” international events held in Azerbaijan since freshman year.“Volunteering is a good way for young people to express themselves, to take part in new events, meet new people, discover new cultures, and in a way, even discover themselves,” Ms. Alizade said. Taking a front row seat next to experts from various UN agencies and international partners, Ms. Alizade assists in organizing participants and making sure the meeting runs smoothly. She said that while she is not paid, by volunteering she is gaining real world experience. “It’s a good way to develop skills and become a better professional in the future. We are getting the same experience as those who are employed. And also it’s a good policy of the State to get young people attracted in volunteering because it develops really good leaders in the future,” she added. read more

Brock University’s Health, Safety and Wellness office within Human Resources has added a training section to the existing workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) training module. This additional training is prompted by legislative changes to educate and train Employees with regard to both the existing WHMIS and the new elements found in the globally harmonized system (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals.FAQSWho needs to be informed and instructed in WHMIS?Every employee who works with or in proximity to hazardous materials.What does “works in proximity” to hazardous materials mean?“Working in proximity to hazardous materials,” means the area in which the employee’s health and safety could be at risk during the storage, handling, use, or disposal of the material, or in emergencies such as accidental release or spill.What is a hazardous material?A hazardous material is any item or agent (biological, chemical, radiological, and/or physical), which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors.Where is this training offered?E-learning is available at all times for employees via the Sakai learning management system. Click here for the login page for the online learning management system.Supervisors’ who wish to arrange classroom type training for groups of employees, should contact the Health, Safety and Wellness department at besafe@brocku.caHow often should training take place?Employees who are exposed or likely to be exposed to hazardous materials in their work shall be adequately knowledgeable with the concepts of WHMIS. An Employee’s Supervisor determines how often training is required for their Employees. The determining factors for a Supervisor to consider are:With regards to hazardous materials, do affected Employees know:• where they can get hazard information on materials they work with?• what the hazards are of the materials they work with?• how to protect themselves from the hazards of the materials they work with?• what do I do in case of an emergency involving the materials they work with?If Supervisors find that their Employees are not sufficiently knowledgeable on the concepts above, they should be retrained.Typically, best practice demonstrates that training shall be done at least annually.How much time does it take to complete the training?Typically, the training takes 40-60 minutes to complete (that includes taking the quiz).Should I get my approval from my Supervisor before taking this training?Yes. Please consult your Supervisor before taking this training. read more

Brock University drew record numbers to its Open House and Scholars Reception March 2. The numbers are in and, despite another major snowfall the night before, Brock University drew record numbers for its Open House and Scholars Reception on March 2.More than 3,600 people attended the major recruitment event where prospective students and their families take campus tours, attend special presentations or converge on the Ian Beddis Gym to speak with faculty and staff from scores of programs and departments.The Scholars Reception, a key component of the Open House, also drew more than 300 guests, a significant increase over previous years.Besides the handouts and personal consultations on offer in Beddis Gym, other popular destinations included residence tours, dedicated program presentations held in lecture halls, and tours of the nursing lab and other sites.And throughout the afternoon, a steady stream of attendees took time to have their photo taken with Boomer the Badger.Beth Natale, director of recruitment and retention, said the turnout represents an 11-per cent jump from last year’s then record-setting numbers.She said the University expects another 1,000 guests to come on campus for tours during next week’s March break for Ontario high schools.Brock had applications from more than 16,000 Ontario high school students this year, and there was an increase in market share of students who made Brock their first choice. The University will have an intake of approximately 4,000 new students in September. read more

BM Atletico MadridEHF F4F.C Barcelona Intersport ← Previous Story Drama in Veszprem – “Zebras” go to Cologne! Next Story → Hungarians angry on referees, Nagy: “Scandal EHF” F.C Barcelona Intersport is the second team qualified for the VELUX EHF Champions League F4 in Cologne! Team of Xavi Pascual beat the biggest rival,BM Atletico Madrid 32:24, which was three goals higher from the first match defeat 20:25 in “Vistalegre”.Before Barca, THW Kiel secured place at “Lanxess Arena”. read more

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first_imgWhat will will the weather throw at us this weekend? Find out with our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed readers’ attention this week.Tolling advisory group holds first meetingOregon’s plans to toll highways Clark County commuters rely on to get to work took another a step forward on Monday. But this step included officials representing Southwest Washington who used the inaugural meeting of a new regional advisory committee to make appeals on behalf of their constituents who may face more expensive commutes.The Portland Region Value Pricing Advisory Committee held its initial meeting at Oregon Department of Transportation’s Portland regional offices on Monday. The committee is tasked with evaluating and making recommendations on a contentious part of Oregon’s $5.3 billion transportation plan that directs the department to develop a proposal for tolling or “value pricing” on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 between the state line and where the two freeways meet south of Tualatin.Washington leaders voice Clark County commuters’ concerns18-year-old dies after early Saturday crashA Vancouver woman who was injured in an early Saturday morning crash at the intersection of Mill Plain and Fourth Plain boulevards, in west Vancouver, has died.Erin Zhironkina, 18, died of her injuries following the crash, Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.Speed may have been a factorQuinn files gender discrimination lawsuit against city of VancouverAssistant City Attorney Debra Quinn has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court against the city of Vancouver alleging gender discrimination, retaliation, First Amendment violations, negligent supervision, equal protection violations, breach of implied contract and outrageous acts.last_img read more

first_imgGrowing up is hard.There’s questions of identity, struggles with self-esteem and the ever-winding maze finding out how you fit in. Those searches of adolescence are amplified if you’re an LGBTQ teen.That’s why Community Health Plan of Washington, a nonprofit managed health care plan, has created an online resource to help LGBTQ youth navigate health issues they may encounter.The resource center is free and open to everyone, not just Community Health customers. It features coming out stories, a nurse advice line (1-866-418-2920) that’s available 24/7, a search tool to help people locate a doctor or clinic near them, legal resources and other resources aimed at building self-esteem and explaining gender and sexuality.“Many individuals in the LGBTQ community experience challenges to accessing health care and navigating the system and they are dealing with some challenges sometimes that many of us aren’t dealing with,” said Julie Keeffe, a registered nurse with CHPW. “Folks in that community can face hostility or ignorance from people they’re encountering to get those resources, which is unfortunate and lots of times they have a fear of discrimination, which prevents them from being open to their doctors when they do access care if they can even get to care.”The resource center is intended to make searching for health care easier and more welcoming, but it also provides information that answers common questions and helps youth with identity struggles. She explained that LGBTQ youths experience stress, anxiety and depression at higher rates than their heterosexual peers.last_img read more

first_imgThe footballer signed for Manchester City in 2017, but is until now when he feels he’s playing his best football for the Citizens.In 2017, footballer Bernardo Silva decided to leave French Ligue 1 club Monaco and go to English Premier League side Manchester City.But is until now when he feels he’s playing his best.“When you change you need to adapt to the club, your new team-mates, the way the manager wants you to play,” he told Sky Sports.“It’s one more season so I am used to playing here, I am confident, I feel a better player because I have learned so much over the last year-and-a-half with my team-mates, the staff, and the manager.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I think I am a better player than when I first arrived at Manchester City,” he explained.“You know when you arrive at one of the best clubs in the world it won’t be easy to play. The amazing players that we have in our squad, you cannot play all the games, it’s impossible.”“I wanted to come here but I knew it wouldn’t be easy to start straight away in the team and play all the games,” he added.“Now I am feeling good and helping the team and doing better than last season and I am happy with it. I want to keep going in the same way.”last_img read more

first_imgIndia’s second spacecraft to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, will be inserted into the lunar orbit on Tuesday morning, the Indian space agency said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), by firing Chandrayaan-2 on-board motors, the space craft will be moved into the lunar orbit. After Chandrayaan-2’s insertion into the lunar orbit, ISRO will carry out four more orbit maneuvers (August 21, 28, 30 and September 1) to enter it into its final orbit passing over lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the Moon’s surface. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us Subsequently, the Vikram lander will separate from the orbiter on September 2, 2019.Two orbit maneuvers will be performed on the lander before the initiation of powered descent to make a soft landing on the lunar surface on September 7, 2019, ISRO said. On July 22, the Chandrayaan-2 was injected into an elliptical orbit of 170×45,475 km by India’s heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a text book style. The spacecraft comprises three segments — the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the lander ‘Vikram’ (1,471 kg, four payloads) and rover ‘Pragyan’ (27 kg, two payloads).last_img read more