Robert Irvine And Sam Moore Join Code Of Support Foundation Advisory Board

first_imgCode of Support Foundation (COSF) is honored to announce that Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine and Legendary Soul Man – Sam Moore have joined COSF’s Advisory Board.In recent years, Chef Irvine and the Legendary Soul Man – Sam Moore have demonstrated their unwavering support of our nation’s military service members, veterans, and their families by creating awareness by leveraging their own celebrity profiles to engage the 99% of Americans who benefit from the service and sacrifice of our nation’s heroes.“Chef Irvine and Legendary Soul Man – Sam Moore’s respective passion combined with their steadfast commitment of engaging our civilian population is a true testament to Code of Support’s vision to bridge our nation’s civilian-military divide. We are thrilled to have Chef Irvine and Sam Moore join the distinguished ranks of Code of Support’s Advisory Board,” says Major General Alan B. Salisbury, USA, Ret., Chairman, and CEO of Code of Support Foundation.COSF Advisor Board Members include Medal of Honor Recipient COL Harvey (Barney) Barnum, Jr., USMC, Ret.; former 16th Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff Gen Peter Pace, USMC, Ret.; former NFL quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins Sonny Jurgensen; and Men’s Basketball Head Coach for Duke University Mike (“Coach K”) Krzyzewski, among others.“Anytime I get to contribute something meaningful to the lives of our men and women in uniform, it’s an honor that adds purpose and value to my own life. When you get to do so alongside great people, it makes it a true joy. I am thrilled to join Sam Moore and all the wonderful members of the Code of Support Advisory Board and I am ready to work to improve the lives of the best and bravest among us,” says Robert Irvine.“I am honored to be able to continue my support of those who serve and have served in our military by joining the Code of Support Foundation’s Advisory Board and to support COSF’s efforts by bringing greater awareness to the contributions made by our nation’s service members and veterans who’ve sacrificed so much to ensure our freedoms,” says Sam Moore – Legendary Soul Man.Chef Irvine, a former member of the British Royal Navy, is a world-class chef and TV personality. In 2014, he founded the Robert Irvine Foundation to support veterans and veteran causes in need of assistance. The Foundation works to help those individuals and organizations that are committed to enriching the lives of military personnel (active, retired and veterans) and their families. A portion of proceeds from Robert Irvine Foods is given to the foundation in addition to public donations. Throughout the year, Chef Irvine can be found attending troop rallies held by the Gary Sinise Foundation as well as touring regularly with the USO. Maximizing his culinary skills, Chef Irvine visits with service members and their families while dishing up fine cuisine and providing cooking classes.Chef Irvine has been honored with three distinguished recognitions for his dedication to the armed services and our country’s heroes including being selected by the Office of the Secretary of Defense as this year’s Spirit of Hope Award winner. The honor recognizes those who go above and beyond to provide aid to those who serve our country. Chef Irvine is also a designated U.S. Navy Honorary Chief Petty Officer and a recipient of the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment and Support of Our Service Members.Legendary Soul Man – Sam Moore’s Grammy award-winning voice has been heard around the globe, across multiple music genres connecting audiences of all generations for more than 60 years. Over the span of his critically acclaimed career, Moore’s music has been a universal and driving force to help bridge gaps among social divides. His recent artistic endeavor to bring greater awareness of the nation’s armed services and veterans has been met not only with rave reviews and standing ovations but has also re-engaged civilian audiences who have experienced an awe-inspiring sense of patriotism. Within the past year, Moore has performed exclusive renditions from his American Patriot album of iconic American classics for several veteran fundraisers including the Opening Ceremonies of the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago, Johnny Vet: Freedom Isn’t Free in Washington, DC, and Guitar Lessons for Heroes in New York.Moore is the recipient of numerous awards including the coveted NARAS Heroes Award, an AFTRA AMEE Lifetime Achievement Award, the ETAM Living Legend Award, Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, and a MOBO Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame for “Soul Man,” and in 2016 his star was permanently placed in the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.To find out more about the Code of Support Foundation, click here.last_img read more

Emma Kenney Warns About Leaving Dogs In Hot Cars

first_imgShameless star Emma Kenney is turning up the heat this summer in a new video rant for PETA in which the 18-year-old actor reminds everyone that leaving a dog in a hot car is “basically like putting your pup in a toaster oven.”“A person would have to be entirely thoughtless, completely heartless, and utterly shameless,” says Kenney. “[W]hile you were safely inside ordering your obnoxiously long iced-coffee order, death could be knocking on your car’s scalding-hot door.”Temperatures can quickly soar in parked cars, and a dog trapped inside can die from heatstroke within minutes — even if the car is in the shade with the windows slightly open. “So, come on, people, please! Please leave your dogs out of hot cars!” Kenney concludes. “Or I might just lose my f***ing cool.”PETA urges anyone who sees a dog left alone inside a hot car to call local humane authorities or the police and stay on the scene until the situation has been resolved. If the authorities are unresponsive and/or the dog’s life appears to be in imminent danger, find a witness (or several) who will back up your assessment and remove the suffering animal from the car. PETA offers an emergency hammer for use in such life-or-death situations.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement TORONTO (March 27, 2019) – Following its premiere last Wednesday (March 20), CTV confirmed today its new original comedy series JANN is the most-watched Canadian comedy this broadcast year. Following five days of PVR playback, the premiere episode of JANN currently has a cumulative average audience of 1.4 million viewers so far for its premiere and weekend encore broadcast (March 23). Building on its Wednesday night success on CTV, the episode has reached 2.8 million Canadians across all airings. It’s the biggest Canadian comedy debut since CTV’s THE INDIAN DETECTIVE starring Russell Peters.Becoming Bell Media’s most successful digital premiere to date, the debut episode of JANN was available during an extensive 16-day preview on multiple platforms including, CTV On Demand, Crave, CTV’s YouTube page, and more.“We’re delighted Canadians are responding to the comedic brilliance of Jann Arden with such enthusiasm,” said Executive Producer and Bell Media President Randy Lennox. “We’re thrilled that JANN gets funnier with each and every episode!” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook The series continues tonight (March 27) with the new episode “Go with the Flowga” at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV,, the CTV App, and Crave. At the same time, series star Jann Arden takes to the Canadian Screen Award stage tonight to host the CTV Gala Honouring Creative Fiction Storytelling, streaming live for free on and the CTV app beginning at 7 p.m. ET.JANN premiered to critical acclaim and social media buzz, including 25 million total potential impressions during the March 20 premiere, with #JANNonCTV trending on Twitter in Canada during the premiere episode.*What fans are saying on Twitter:@TorrensJonathan – Great debut @jannarden! Solid jokes + physical comedy + self-deprecation = All the makings of a hit! Congrats to you and your crew. #jannonctv #cdntv@marthaelmusic – #JANNonCTV So funny. Thank you @jannarden and congratulations on a great series!@davidLearoyd – #JannOnCTV @jannarden OMG I can’t stop laughing!@aintlifeswells – We are laughing so hard! Loooooving it!!!! #JANNonCTVIn tonight’s new episode, Jann (Jann Arden) is recording a “We Are the World”- style charity song about empowering young women. But when she learns she has merely a small part in the chorus of the single, with her voice drowned out by other singers, Jann demands a full solo part in the song. And she doesn’t care which of her managers, new or old, helps her get it! This episode guest stars Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Kiesza.Encore presentations of JANN air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.About JANNSet and filmed in Calgary, JANN was co-developed by Bell Media and Project 10 Productions and is produced in association with Project 10 Productions and Seven24 Films.JANN is executive produced by Andrew Barnsley and Ben Murray for Project 10 Productions, and Tom Cox and Jordy Randall for Seven24 Films. Jann Arden, Leah Gauthier, and Jennica Harper created the series and will also serve as Executive Producers with Jennica Harper Showrunning. For Bell Media, Chris Kelley is Production Executive; Sarah Fowlie is Director, Comedy Original Programming; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.center_img Login/Register With: Jann Arden Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Iran UN rights chief concerned over arrests excessive force following polls

19 June 2009The top United Nations human rights official today expressed concern over reports of the use of excessive force and violence, as well as rising numbers of potentially extralegal arrests, in Iran following last week”s contested presidential polls. According to media reports, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets, and Mir Hossein Mousavi has said he believes the vote was fixed in favour of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, while the incumbent said the vote was fair. “The legal basis of the arrests that have been taking place, especially those of human rights defenders and political activists, is not clear,” said High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. “What are the grounds for the arrests? Have proper warrants been issued in accordance with Iranian law? Why have some of those who have been arrested been denied access to lawyers and members of their families? And why is the whereabouts of others unknown?” she asked, urging the Government to guarantee that due process is followed to prevent fanning “the feelings of injustice.” Stressing that the freedoms of expression and assembly are fundamental human rights, Ms. Pillay hailed the largely peaceful and dignified massive demonstrations in the capital, Tehran. She voiced concern over reported violence by members of the Basij militia, which could be in violation of international and Iranian national law. “It is the responsibility of the government to ensure that militia members and regular law enforcement agencies do not resort to illegal acts of violence,” the High Commissioner said. “If they are perceived to be acting outside the law, it could provoke a serious deterioration in the security situation, which would be a great tragedy and is in nobody”s interests.” Also expressing their concern over the situation in post-election Iran today were five UN independent human rights expert who stressed that excessive police force, arbitrary arrests and killings in the wake of the recent elections thwart the freedom of expression and assembly. Violent clashes with security forces have resulted in the death, injury and arrest of several people, the experts said in a press release. Further, they noted reports that students and others who may have contested the election results have been attacked. “We are gravely concerned that the recent arrests and the use of excessive police force against opposition supporters may be a direct attempt to stifle freedom of assembly and expression in the country,” said Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression. He pointed to reports of online news services and social networking Internet sites have been blocked after election results were announced. “Human rights defenders are often the first target in situations as this one, but each State has a prime responsibility and duty to protect them against any violence, threats, retaliation, de facto or de jure adverse discrimination, pressure or any other arbitrary action” stressed Margaret Sekaggya, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. For her part, Manuela Carmena Castrillo, the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, underscored that it is the Government”s “obligation to take all necessary measures to guarantee the right of everyone not to be deprived arbitrarily of their liberty and to have fair proceedings before an independent and impartial tribunal.” On the reported killings in Iran, Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, emphasized that “law enforcement officials should apply non-violent means before resorting to the use of force and firearms,” while Mannfred Nowak, the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, highlighted that “excessive violence may constitute ill treatment which contravenes international human rights law.” Earlier this week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he is keeping an eye on the post-election situation in Iran. “At the same time, I have also taken note of the instruction by the religious leaders that there should be an investigation into this issue,” Mr. Ban told reporters in New York.“In any country, when there is an election, the genuine will of the people should be reflected and respected in a most transparent and fair and objective manner,” he added. read more

UN health agency reports on spread of polio outbreak in Angola and

8 September 2010The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the recent outbreak of polio in Angola is spreading into other, previously polio-free parts of the country and the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the recent outbreak of polio in Angola is spreading into other, previously polio-free parts of the country and the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).The wild poliovirus 1 (WPV1) outbreak that began in April 2007 has now been recorded in the DRC’s Kasai province, which borders Angola.In addition, a case was detected in Katanga province in the DRC’s southeast in June that was genetically linked to a separate virus traced back to Angola.Polio, sometimes called poliomyelitis, is a highly infectious and potentially lethal disease that spreads from person to person. Wild poliovirus could infect virtually everyone who is not yet immune through vaccination, and there is no cure.It has been eradicated in most parts of the world, but remains endemic in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nigeria.WHO said that great strides made towards eliminating polio in Nigeria, which has seen a 99 per cent drop in cases this year compared to 2009. Also recording successes are West Africa, where no new cases have been reported since May, and the Horn of Africa, where there have been no polio cases in the past 12 months.Central Africa is now seen to be the greatest obstacle to efforts to eradicate the virus on that continent.WHO noted that there is a high risk of WPV1 spreading to other countries from Angola and the DRC due to the limited success of control measures and the historical cross-border spread from both nations.As many as 25 per cent of children are regularly missed during supplementary immunization campaigns in Angola, while in the DRC, no response activities have been carried out in the country’s volatile east since last November.Also, due to surveillance gaps, it is possible that there are more cases of WPV1 in the two countries, WHO said.Last month, the agency and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called on national authorities and communities to get involved with a polio immunization campaign aiming to reach nearly 6 million children in Angola. read more

Ex BBC journalist sacked over Lanka report wins payout

A tribunal heard how Bandara resisted management pressure to cover the story, but eventually relented. The article was published online at 12.08pm, a tribunal was told.Despite a clean record in his 18 years at the company, after disciplinary proceedings, Mr Bandara was found to have been guilty of gross misconduct and given a final written warning. He had worked for the BBC for 18 years and had been a senior producer on the Sinhala service since 2000. Mr Bandara was in charge of publishing stories on July 23, 2013, the day after Prince George was born. A tribunal heard how Chandana, who has a Sinhalese father and Tamil mother, worked with a team who were mainly of Sinhalese heritage.Bandara was unsuccessful in his claims for race discrimination, but a tribunal found the final written warning was too severe a punishment, for an employee with such a good record, describing it as “manifestly inappropriate”. (Colombo Gazette) Mr Bandara claimed he was unfairly targeted because of his views on the Tamil people being persecuted by the Sinhalese-dominated government of Sri Lanka. But he decided not to prioritise the royal birth story, partly, he said, because it was the 30th anniversary of Black July, a brutal period which saw thousands of Tamil people killed in Sri Lanka. He was sacked just over a year later on August 15, 2014 after further allegations against his behaviour were made.Among several other allegations of misconduct, he was accused of making a derogatory reference to a colleague and shouting at others.The vast majority of these allegations were either proved or partially proved, but the tribunal ruled that the unfair final written warning, given for the dispute over the Royal story, played a large part in the dismissal decision. A BBC journalist has won a £50,000 payout for being sacked after prioritising a report on Sri Lankan politics over the birth of Prince George, the Telegraph reported today.Chandana Keerthi Bandara, 57, lost his job as a producer on a BBC Sri Lankan news service, and sued the BBC for unfair dismissal and race discrimination. read more

Term of Commission probing SriLankan Mihin extended

The term of the Presidential Commission investigating allegations surrounding SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering Ltd and Mihin Lanka, has been extended.The term of the Commission was to expire on December 31 but the term has now been extended till the 15th of February 2019 by President Maithripala Sirisena.

El Salvador seizes mining companys assets for payment

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – The government of El Salvador has seized properties, vehicles and bank accounts tied to OceanaGold because it says the company has not paid its legal costs after losing a decision in an international arbitration panel last year.Last October, the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes ordered the company to pay El Salvador $8 million for legal fees. The company had argued that El Salvador should pay nearly $250 million for not granting it a license to mine gold.This March, the country’s congress voted to ban metal mining to protect its water sources.In 2013, Australia-based OceanaGold purchased Pac Rim Cayman, which had initiated the arbitration process.According to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office Wednesday, the three bank accounts seized held US$198,904. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 19, 2017 5:17 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email El Salvador seizes mining company’s assets for payment read more

BrownsTexans Preview Capsule

CLEVELAND (4-6-1) at HOUSTON (8-3)Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE – Texans by 6 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD – Cleveland 7-4, Houston 5-6SERIES RECORD – Texans lead 6-3LAST MEETING – Texans beat Browns 33-17, Oct. 15, 2017LAST WEEK – Browns beat Bengals 35-20; Texans beat Titans 34-17AP PRO32 RANKING – Browns No. 20, Texans No. 7BROWNS OFFENSE – OVERALL (18), RUSH (9), PASS (23).BROWNS Defence – OVERALL (31), RUSH (28), PASS (29).TEXANS OFFENSE – OVERALL (12), RUSH (4), PASS (19).TEXANS Defence – OVERALL (8), RUSH (7), PASS (11).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Cleveland has lost four straight and six of seven vs. Houston … Browns rookie QB Baker Mayfield and Texans QB Deshaun Watson faced each other in 2016 Orange Bowl. Clemson shut out Mayfield and Oklahoma in second half in 37-17 win. … Browns ended 25-game road losing streak last week at Cincinnati. … Cleveland posted consecutive wins for first time since 2014, when Browns won three straight. … Browns haven’t won two straight on road in same season since 2003. … Browns 2-1 under interim coach Gregg Williams. … Mayfield threw season-high four touchdown passes last week. … Following game, Mayfield gave former Browns coach Hue Jackson cold shoulder on field and said his return to Bengals fueled QB, teammates. … Mayfield has nine TDs with one interception in past three games. … Mayfield is first rookie in league history to post 140-plus passer rating in two straight games. … Browns have not allowed sack in back-to-back games for first time since 2007. … Browns RB Nick Chubb one of four rookies in history with rushing, receiving TDs in consecutive games. … Browns’ defence second in league with 27 takeaways, more than double last season’s total (13). … Houston is first team to lose opening three games and then win eight in a row. … Watson threw two TD passes and ran for career-high 70 yards with another score in win over Titans on Monday. In nine home games in career Watson has 24 touchdown passes with seven interceptions. … WR DeAndre Hopkins has six touchdown receptions in last six games. Hopkins has 1,065 yards receiving and 14 TD catches in 13 home games since start of 2017 season. … WR Demaryius Thomas had first two touchdown receptions with Houston last week after trade from Denver on Oct. 30. … Rookie TE Jordan Thomas has three touchdown receptions in last four games. … DE J.J. Watt had nine tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and forced fumble Monday. … Watt, who is tied for second in NFL with 11 1/2 sacks, had three tackles for losses, one sack, forced and recovered fumble and had TD reception in last game against Cleveland in 2014. … DE Jadeveon Clowney has 49 tackles for losses since 2016, which ranks second in NFL. … DE Christian Covington had career-high 2 1/2 sacks and two tackles for losses Monday. … Fantasy tip: Houston RB Lamar Miller had 162 yards rushing with 97-yard TD on Monday and could have another big game against Cleveland defence which allows 131.8 yards rushing a game.___More AP NFL: and Associated Press read more

CJIA fees increase Initial expansion plans could have offset expenses –

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCJIA increases security fees, introduces service charge for passengersApril 16, 2019In “Business”Govt’s decision to scrap initial CJIA plan will hamper Guyana’s progress- JagdeoAugust 15, 2018In “Business”CPL, Oil rush sends airport arrivals through the roofSeptember 25, 2017In “Business” … blasts Govt for not knowing of increase beforehandOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said had the coalition Government gone along with the PPP/C’s initial designs for the US$150 million Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Expansion Project, then there would be no need for the recently-announced increase in airport fees.The increase, he noted, could have an impact on the local tourism industry as well as traffic at the country’s main port of entry.Last week, the CJIA announced the increase in its Government-mandated airport security fees and the introduction of an airport passenger’s service charge. According to Caribbean Airlines, one of the international companies operating out of CJIA, this new development would see the fees/charges for a round trip raised to US$35, the equivalent of G$7315. Departing passengers will be required to pay US$17 while arriving passengers will pay US$15 payable in Guyana Dollars at the prevailing foreign exchange rate.Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat JagdeoThe CJIA had reportedly advised all airlines that these increases are to support improvements at the airport.However, Jagdeo said, during his weekly press conference on Thursday, PPP’s original plans were intended to use the CJIA as a mini-hub to access other major regions across the world, which would result in increased traffic at the airport.“You can often do what you want by increasing traffic; that is why the size of the airport matters. By increasing traffic, you don’t need to adjust fees because you operate now on volume… (Secondly) we would have had more freight, because with the larger aircraft coming in, it would’ve been a big boost to the non-traditional industries –- perishables and stuff. So the cost of freight to North America and Europe would’ve gone down. (The original design) was based on more airlines coming, more airlines and more passengers coming,” he asserted.This, the Opposition Leader added, would offset the cost of supporting the newly-expanded airport, which was done using a US$138 million loan from the China EXIM (Export/Import) Bank.“(The original design) was mainly on volume growth than a vertical increase of the fees, especially by that magnitude. That’s a huge fee… First of all, we have to get what we paid for at the airport and we’re not getting the type of airport we paid for… I believe that volume growth could’ve offset any repayment of the loan. But if they had to do a minimal increase, they should have at least had the consultations with (stakeholders) and the Government should have known about it,” he contended.An artist’s impression of the original designs created under the PPP regimeAfter taking office in 2015, the coalition Government redesigned the Airport Expansion Project reducing the air bridges from eight to four, among other things. Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had explained that this was done, in part, to limit cost overruns.Following the announcement of the increased fee and the introduction of a new service charge, there has been mounting local public and international pressure on Guyana. In fact, Minister with responsibility for tourism, Dominic Gaskin, said that this arbitrary increase would affect the industry, adding that Cabinet was unaware of the increase before it was announced.To this end, Jagdeo blasted the coalition Administration over the way it is managing the country.“It could impact tourism, but my point is… how do you run a government and the Minister responsible for tourism doesn’t even know and doesn’t agree with the increase in the airport fee. He is a member of the Cabinet and he said other members of the Cabinet don’t know too. This is what we have for a government,” Jagdeo stated.Meanwhile in response to the hike, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday protested the refusal of the management of the CJIA to hold talks about the adverse impact of the increases on both the passengers and the airlines.The global air transport body says CJIA’s continued refusal to cooperate with IATA on both the proper calculation and implementation of such fees and charges has now led to a situation where airlines have been forced to manually collect the additional amounts from both arriving and departing passengers.IATA called for immediate dialogue with the CJIA management and Guyana’s Ministry of Public Infrastructure on the implementation process related to the increase in the Government-mandated Airport Security Fee and the introduction of a new Passenger Service Charge at Guyana’s main airport. read more

Billions being spent on ministerial outreaches – Jagdeo

…says inflated food bills run into millions of dollarsThe fact that Cabinet outreaches continue unabated has been slammed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who noted that approximately $2 billion was already spent on what he essentially called political campaigning.Jagdeo made this observation during a recent press conference, in which he referenced recent statements from Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon. Harmon had defended the outreaches by saying that they are catered for in the budget.“Harmon said it’s provided for in the budget. They have spent about $2 billion on these outreaches. The outreach is part of their campaign,” Jagdeo said, adding that a kickback scheme may also be involved in the rental of certain equipment for the outreach.Minister of State Joseph Harmon“You should see the food bill for these outreaches. Runs into millions of dollars. But it’s actually hundreds of thousands. And the excess goes to individuals. They are making up receipts for travel and subsistence. Imagine spending billions of dollars on outreaches that are meaningless to Guyanese. Taxpayer monies are being spent.”And with Government having resorted back from holding a ‘plenary’ to holding ‘Cabinet’ and approving contracts, Jagdeo also warned that such contracts are invalid. He noted that by the Constitution, Cabinet ought to have been resigned and elections called.“Let me just say that those companies getting contracts approved by this Cabinet now, that none of those contracts are valid that received the no objection from Cabinet,” Jagdeo said, putting them on notice.In June of this year, Harmon had to defend the recent move by the APNU/AFC Government to secure more than $300 million in supplementary funding from the National Assembly for ministerial outreaches across the country.At the parliamentary sitting on May 23, Finance Minister Winston Jordan had presented Financial Paper 1 of 2019 totalling in excess of $7.9 billion. Of that amount, $800 million was approved for the Finance Ministry, part of which is for “increased activities such as ministerial outreaches”.Asked to justify the additional $350 million when supplementary funds are only sought in the case of urgency and/or emergency, Harmon had sought to underscore the importance of these ministerial engagements.The Director General at the Ministry of the Presidency (MOTP) noted that Government first had these outreaches back 2016 and 2017, and it was based on the feedbacks that it found it necessary to continue the engagements with the public.At the time, Government had held ministerial outreaches in Regions One, Two, Three, Four, Six, Nine and 10. These outreaches came amidst heavy criticisms that the APNU/AFC coalition was blatantly using taxpayers’ money and State resources to campaign heavily across the country.Last month Government was even hit with protests at their own outreaches. When Government Ministers visited Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on August 16, in what was expected to be a ministerial outreach to the region, they were greeted by a poor turnout and widespread picketing.At Glasgow, also in East Bank Berbice, Ministers Winston Felix and Tabitha Sarabo-Halley were expected to address residents, but instead, dissatisfied residents turned up with placards, highlighting the fact that the current Administration is illegal as they called on the David Granger-led Administration to resign from office.The situation was similar at Light Town, where Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman were slated to address residents. Meanwhile, at the other end of the region, at Crabwood Creek, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan was greeted with a barrage of protesters when he went into the community.The protesters also chanted slogans as Minister within Indigenous Affairs Ministry Valerie Lowe spoke to less than ten persons as she announced that General and Regional Elections will be held this year. Also attending the meeting was Minister Annette Ferguson, who explained the Central Government’s role.At the end of the meeting, the few farmers who attended expressed disappointment, stating that none of the Ministers addressed issues of concern to them – namely agriculture – as rice, cash crop, and cattle farmers are in need of urgent intervention from Central Government to have canals and dams upgraded. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEU shuts down Harmon’s $348B sugar rantJuly 4, 2017In “latest news”Govt to now place US$18M oil bonus into Consolidated Fund- HarmonMarch 29, 2018In “latest news”Ramjattan admits govt using public funds for campaigningJune 22, 2019In “Local News” read more

B2Gold to soak up solar power at Fekola gold mine

first_imgB2Gold, in its June quarter results, has provided an update on its plans to install a solar plant at its Fekola gold mine in Mali.The company said it completed a preliminary study to evaluate the technical and economic viability of adding a solar plant to the site, during the quarter, with the results indicating it was a very “solid project” and that a plant of around 30 MW of solar generating capacity with a significant battery storage component would provide the best economic result.A second study has now been completed to establish the detailed capital and operating cost analysis for the project. Results indicated that a solar plant can provide significant operating cost reductions (estimated to reduce processing costs by some 7%), with the project approved by the B2Gold Board in the June quarter.The company said: “The Fekola Solar Plant will be one of the largest off-grid hybrid solar/heavy fuel oil (HFO) plants in the world.“It is expected that it will allow for three HFO generators to be shut down during daylight hours, which will save about 13.1 million litres of HFO per year, at a capital cost of approximately $38 million, of which $20 million is expected to be incurred in 2019, with the balance in 2020.”The solar plant is scheduled for completion in August 2020 and has a four-year payback, B2Gold said.At Fekola, the company is currently weighing up an expansion that could see the life of mine could extend into 2030, including significant estimated increases in average annual gold production to over 550,000 oz/y during the five-year period 2020-2024 and over 400,000 oz/y over the life of mine (2019-2030).Back in May 2018, B2Gold celebrated the official opening of the Otjikoto gold mine solar plant, in Namibia, one of the first fully autonomous hybrid plants in the world.At the time, B2Gold said it would allow the company to significantly reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the site’s current 24 MW HFO power plant. The shift to a HFO solar hybrid plant was, at that point, expected to reduce Otjikoto’s HFO consumption by around 2.3 million litres and reduce associated power generation fuel costs by approximately 10% in 2018.In the company’s 2018 results, B2Gold said the plant was now providing close to 13% of the electricity consumed on site and the plant had achieved its expected HFO consumption and power generation fuel cost results.last_img read more

Perfect 2018 for SG Flensburg – THW Kiel stay in Championship race

11.Erlangen198011484:49316 8.Bergischer191018505:49221 4.SC Magdeburg191405579:49328 13.HSG Wetzlar197012473:48914 12.Stuttgart197111515:57315 14.Hannover-Burgdorf196013522:54912 7.Goppingen191108499:49822 6.MT Melsungen191207525:51424 9.Lemgo19739486:48717 15.Leipzig194213468:48910 SG Flensburg ended 2018 in fantastic series with 19 wins which put reigning DKB Bundesliga champions four points ahead of the first and the biggest rivals in Championship race – THW Kiel.The “Zebras” beat Rhein Neckar Lowen 31:28 (16:15) in the last derby of the season.THW Kiel: N. Landin (1.-60., 14 saves, 1 goal), Wolff (1 save); Duvnjak (2), Reinkind (7), M. Landin (3), Firnhaber (n.e.), Weinhold (n.e.), Wiencek (4), Ekberg (6/4), Rahmel (n.e.), Dahmke (n.e.), Zarabec (1), Vujin (n.e.), Bilyk, Pekeler (2), Nilsson (5); Trainer: GislasonRhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren (26.-60. und 1 Siebenmeter, 9 saves), Palicka (1.-26., 2 saves); Schmid (7), Lipovina (n.e.), Sigurdsson (9), Radivojevic (n.e.), Tollbring (n.e.), Abutovic, Mensah (2), Fäth (n.e.), Groetzki (1), Taleski (n.e.), Guardiola (1), Petersson (4), Nielsen (1), Kohlbacher (3); Trainer: JacobsenSTANDING: 1.Flensburg-H.191900540:43638 2.Kiel191702564:45034 5.Fuchse Berlin191306509:47826 10.Minden198011545:54816 3.Rhein-Neckar191513542:47131 16.Gummersbach194015472:5648 17.Bietigheim-Metterzimmern193016465:5826 18.Ludwigshafen191216454:5414 SG Flensburg HandewittTHW Kiel ← Previous Story Over 70.000 votes for NBSC World Female Handball Player 2018! Next Story → Vipers Kristiansand retains Norwegian Cup title read more

Israel The playoffs started without surprises

In the relegation playoffs: Hapoel Ramat Gan beated H.C Holon 29:27 and got very close for Hapoel Kiryat Ono that lost to Ironi Rehovot 32:21. In the next matchday on Monday: Hapoel Kiryat Ono – Hapoel Ramat Gan, Ironi Rehovot – H.C Holon. Maccabi Rishon LeZion that finished the regular season at the 1st place had a tough match with H.C Beer Sheba. The southern team led at the half-time break 12:13 but Saar Frenkel’s players used the team’s quality for a 26:24 win. Marko Matic led Maccabi with 6 goals. ← Previous Story Jacobsen calls “world champions” for clashes with Montenegro Next Story → Paula Ungureanu to leave CSM Bucharest The city’s rival and champions Hapoel Rishon LeZion stayed on the winning path with impressing 34:26 on Bnei Herzliya. The best player was the national middle back, Yuval Gerera, that in the current season is the best Israeli player. Israeli handball The 2018/19 Israeli Handball League playoffs started on Friday without any surprises.  Relegation Playoffs Table: 1. Ironi Rehovot – 19, 2. H.C Holon – 16, 3. Hapoel Kiryat Ono – 12, 4. Hapoel Ramat Gan – 11. The 1st place stay in the top level, 2nd and 3rd will play in knockout format playoffs matches with the 2nd and 3rd place in the second league, the 4th place will relegate directly.  Written by Dean Shmuel Elmas  Hapoel Ashdod that lost the 2nd place for Hapoel Rishon LeZion in the regular season’s last matchday beated Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin 32:26 with 42% efficiency by the Serbian goalkeeper, Tomislav Stojkovic. Another team that had hard match was SGS Ramat Hasharon with H.C Ness Ziona. The score was equal thru all the 60 minutes. In the last seconds, Ramat Hasharon had a 28:27 lead, Ness Ziona took the last shot, but Adam Savic secured the score. read more

7th Handball is my future in Bugojno – Eight teams in two

← Previous Story FIRST SG FLENSBURG DEFEAT: Robert Weber match winner in Magdeburg Next Story → Sergey Gorpishin to pass “Russian school” in RK Vardar Skopje The 7th international Youth tournament “Handball is my future” will be held between April 18 and 21 in Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina.One of the strongest tournament in Europe for generation 2000 is powered by Qatari Handball Federation, which is helping handball grow in this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.Here are the groups for the upcoming competition.Group AGermanySerbiaSwitzerlandNorth MacedoniaGroup BSloveniaPolandQatarBiH18.04.09.30 Serbia-Switzerland11.15 Germany- North Macedonia13.00 Qatar-Poland14.45 BiH – Slovenia16.15 Opening of the tournament17.15 Germany-Switzerland19,00 Serbia – North Macedonia19.04.09.30 BiH-Poland11.15 Qatar-Slovenia13,00 Switzerland- North Macedonia14.45 Germany- Serbia17.15 Slovenia-Poland19.00 BiH-Qatar20.04.10,30 4A-3B12.15 4B-3A16.00 1B-2A18.00 1A- 2B21.04.10,00 7th place11,45 5th place15.00 3rd place17,00 1st place1830 Medal ceremony Bugojno handballHandball is my future read more

Gyori Audi ETO KC Rostov Don and Viper close to Final4

Gyori Audi ETO KC alongside Norwegian Vipers and Russian Rostov Don came closer to the Final4 of the Women’s EHF Champions League Final4.The reigning champions from Gyor won in Danish Odense 29:28.Rostov Don beat FTC in Budapest – 29:26, while Vipers celebrated in Podgorica against ZRK Buducnost 24:19.Metz Handball with +5 from Bucharest! ← Previous Story MOL Pick Szeged win Hungarian Cup 2019 Next Story → National team week ahead involving 33 BHL players Women’s EHF Champions League 2018/2019 read more

Who is World Young Handball goalkeeper 20182019

 Loading …VOTE ALSO FOR:WORLD YOUNG LEFT WINGWORLD YOUNG LEFT BACKWORLD YOUNG PLAYMAKERWORLD YOUNG RIGHT BACKWORLD YOUNG RIGHT WINGWORLD YOUNG LINE-PLAYERWORLD YOUNG GOALKEEPER ← Previous Story Who is World Young Handball line-player 2018/2019? Next Story → Vote for Young World Handball Player 2018/2019 Who is World Young Handball goalkeeper 2018/2019? World Young Handball goalkeeper 2018/2019? Emil Nielsen (Skjern Handbold – Denmark) Till Klimpke (HSG Wetzlar – Germany) Robin Paulsen Haug (HK Malmo – Norway) Kilian Ramirez (Liberbank Cuenca – Spain)View Results Who is World Young Handball goalkeeper 2018/2019? read more

RK Vardar with the new piece of history in Ball of Fame

← Previous Story French start 2019/2020: Buzzer-beater in Toulouse, PSG Handball with +10 from Istres Next Story → Marta Batinovic to play for Montenegro: I want to play in Tokyo 2020 RK Vardar Skopje got the new “glass column” in front of Lanxess Arena in Cologne, where the “Ball of Fame” was made before the last VELUX EHF Champions League Final4 event last May.This was made during the meeting of the team’s represetatives before the start of 2019/2020 season in European elite competition.Have a look on a small ceremony… RK Vardar Skopje read more

Dogs left for days without food and water in ISPCA run shelter

first_imgTHE ISPCA HAS suspended two staff members after 10 dogs at a Roscommon dog shelter were left without food and water for a number of days.The dogs were left abandoned for at least the August bank holiday weekend and were found after members of the public contacted gardaí expressing concern for the animals’ welfare.The shelter is run by the ISPCA and is part funded by Roscommon County Council with the animal welfare charity saying that they are treating the incident “extremely seriously”.Gardaí and a council employee entered the shelter last Monday after they were alerted by a member of the public that it was left unattended.The concerned person is understood to have initially noticed that the shelter was closed the week previously.The ten dogs which are believed to include huskies, labradors and collies were then removed from the shelter and nine were taken to a veterinary clinic in Cloverhill.All of the dogs are now understood to be healthy and are ready to be re-homed. Five are currently in the ISPCA dog shelter in Longford.One of the dogs was deemed to be aggressive and was assessed by an animal behaviour specialist but is now suitable for re-homing.The ISPCA’s chief executive Dr Andrew Kelly told that the dogs were not in a bad condition when they were were found but that it is “completely unacceptable” that they were left alone:The dogs were actually in good condition but they were slightly dehydrated and they were hungry. There is absolutely no truth the story that’s being reported that one of them was found with a wire around its neck.“They were however left without food and water which is completely unacceptable,” he said.Kelly added that they are “investigating the sequence of events” that led to the dogs being left left unattended and expected to complete the investigation in the coming days.All local authorities are required to provide services for the care of dogs and Roscommon County Council pays the ISPCA a yearly fee to run the shelter and to employ a dog warden.Read: The ISPCA wants horse owners to tackle over-population >Read: ISPCA warns that casual dog fighting is on the rise >last_img read more

RSA to LC students If a drivers had a drink dont get

first_imgThe RSA says that they are aware that the end of the Leaving Cert is time to celebrate but warn that “the level of drinking on a night like this won’t be innocent and harmless”.Parents should also make sure to speak to their children to ensure that they knew where they are going and how they are getting home.“Ask your son or daughter to avoid driving late at night as this is a high risk period for crashes, particularly among young people,” adds Murdoch.The RSA is also reminding young drivers that you’re four times more likely to crash if you’re using a hand held mobile phone while driving. Drivers should also consider limiting the amount of people in their car to avoid distraction they say.To date, 10 young adults aged between 16 and 20 have died on Irish roads this year, seven of them drivers.Read: 23-year-old man dies in Cork crash >Read: Elderly woman killed in two-car crash in Dublin > TEN PEOPLE AGED between 16-20 have died on the roads so far this year and the Road Safety Authority is making a specific appeal to young people ahead of tomorrow’s Leaving Cert results.As well as reminding those driving tomorrow that it means they are choosing not to drink or take drugs, the RSA is also urging young people not to get into a car with a driver they don’t trust.“If you are planning on getting a lift from a friend make sure you’re satisfied that you can trust their driving,” says the RSA’s Moyagh Murdock. Have they taken drink or drugs? It is one thing putting your life in the hands of someone who takes unnecessary risk on the road however, are you knowingly allowing someone else take an unnecessary and highly dangerous risk?last_img read more