Streamlined System Helps Apprentices Employers

first_imgNova Scotia apprentices will soon be able to work and train more easily in Atlantic Canada. The provinces and the federal government will work together to streamline apprenticeship across the Atlantic region. Training, certifications and standards will be consistent across the four Atlantic provinces, making it easier for apprentices to complete their training, and boosting the region’s economy. “These changes are another step toward our goal of modernizing Nova Scotia’s apprenticeship system, and will be good for the entire region,” said Premier Stephen McNeil, chair of the Council of Atlantic Premiers. “Atlantic Canada will lead the country with this project, and it fits in well with Nova Scotia’s efforts to improve our apprenticeship system, offer better access to training and make sure we have the skilled workers we need.” The province is also creating an industry-led apprenticeship agency that will give employers a bigger role in Nova Scotia’s apprenticeship system, including delivery of the new streamlined, Atlantic Canadian approach. There are 13 different apprenticeship systems across Canada, each with different requirements. Inconsistencies among provincial systems can make it difficult for apprentices to complete training if they move, and for employers to recruit the people they need. The project will focus on 10 trades; the first four will be bricklayer, cook, construction electrician, and instrumentation and control technician. The project will consider the needs of apprentices and employers. The federal government will put $4.3 million toward the project. The Atlantic provinces will contribute $3.5 million in staff time and operational support. Business, labour and training institutions are key apprenticeship partners, and will also participate in the project. “Having harmonized apprenticeship systems will help more Canadians gain the skills and experience they need to find available jobs,” said federal Minister of Employment and Social Development Jason Kenney. “This project will create jobs and opportunities for workers across Atlantic Canada and help employers get the skilled workers they need. The government of Canada is proud to be involved in this important step forward in removing the barriers to job creation caused by different apprenticeship systems across the country.” This project will complement work to streamline training and certification requirements in targeted Red Seal trades across Canada.last_img read more


Section of Delhi Congress leaders speak up against party incharge PC Chacko

first_imgNew Delhi: A section of leaders in Delhi Congress have demanded replacement of its AICC in-charge PC Chacko in the wake of Lok Sabha poll debacle of the party in the national capital. Under the stewardship of Chacko, the Congress was engaged in long drawn discussion over pre-poll alliance with the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which finally did not materialise but caused delay in announcement of party candidates in Delhi. Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit who opposed the alliance with the AAP was fielded along with other senior, well-known faces, like former president of the unit Ajay Maken, in the Lok Sabha polls but they suffered massive defeats in all seven seats. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark Chacko was made in-charge of Delhi Congress in November 2014. “Under leadership of Chacko the party has lost all the elections including the recent Lok Sabha polls as well as Assembly and MCD polls in 2015 and 2017. If Rahul Gandhi can think of resigning taking moral responsibility of the defeat, why should Chacko not also resign,” said party leader Rohit Manchanda. His view was supported by some other leaders in the party saying Chacko should step down since even Dikshit has proposed to resign over the party’s defeat. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items Manchanda, who lost Delhi Assembly polls from Saket seat in 2003 by just 116 votes, alleged that Chacko “misbheaved” with him at Delhi Congress office on Friday. “I was there to greet him but he lashed out at me and said that he will ensure that leaders like me have no right to be there in Delhi Congress. I demand Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to replace him with some other leader as in-charge of Delhi Congress,” Manchanda told PTI. He said that after the humiliating defeat of Congress in Delhi in parliamentary polls, he had written a Facebook post demanding resignation of Chacko which could be reason why he was “berated” by the senior leader. Chacko denied Manchanda’s allegation. “Nothing like that happened. He may be some unimportant person, I do not know him much,” he told PTI. Another senior Delhi Congress leader, who confirmed Manchanda’s allegation, said, “Everybody is concerned by such a big defeat in Lok Sabha polls so its natural that people responsible for it should quit. Party leaders and workers are losing confidence in contesting Assembly polls early next year under charge of Chacko.” Congress which ruled Delhi for 15 years till 2013, failed to open its account in 2015 Assembly polls and the recent parliamentary elections, besides being pushed to third place in civic body polls in 2017.last_img read more


Canada backs recommendation for Magnitsky Act targeting rights abusers

first_imgOTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said the government has agreed to create a so-called Magnitsky Act that would expand Canada’s international sanctions law to target gross human rights violators.Freeland announced the decision Wednesday night in the House of Commons.“Human rights are a non-partisan issue, and I look forward to working with the opposition on this initiative,” Freeland said in a statment. “We will work closely with sponsors and all committee members to bring forward some technical amendments to strengthen the bill and ensure it can have maximum effectiveness.”The move comes after the Commons foreign affairs committee agreed last month to support amending Canada’s sanctions regime to include the rights violators “in honour” of the Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.Magnitsky died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after accusing officials of a $230-million tax fraud.NDP foreign affairs critic Helene Laverdiere applauded the bill, saying that Canada must be a leader in human rights.“Several countries have adopted similar legislation and we are encouraged that the Liberals are finally taking this important step to support the Global Magnitsky movement,” Laverdiere said in an email.The decision is bound to further strain relations with Russia, which has reacted strongly to the imposition of Magnitsky-style legislation elsewhere.After the Obama administration enacted its Magnitsky Act in 2012, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded with a law that banned American citizens from adopting Russian children.Ottawa and the Kremlin have their own differences, which includes a Russian travel ban on Freeland.Freeland was one of several Canadians placed on a Russian sanctions list in 2014 in retaliation for Western sanctions imposed on Russia following its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region. In her previous career as a journalist, Freeland called Putin an authoritarian who was “really dangerous.”Liberal, Conservative and New Democrat MPs on the Commons committee supported the change to the Special Economic Measures Act as part of a mandated review of that law and the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act.The committee decided to take an expanded look at the issues surrounding Magnitsky’s death. Human rights watchdogs say he was beaten in prison and denied medical treatment.To have done otherwise would have amounted to the committee missing a “piece of reality,” Liberal MP Bob Nault, the committee chair, said in an interview.The committee heard compelling testimony from lawyer William Browder, whose firm employed Magnitsky; former Liberal MP and human rights lawyer Irwin Cotler; chess legend and Russian democracy advocate Garry Kasparov; and other human rights advocates.Kasparov told the committee that the legislation was important because Russia was working so hard to oppose it.“That’s why Putin and his cronies and his agents and his lobbyists were so aggressive in trying to repeal the Magnitsky Act,” Kasparov said in December.“It is because it will hurt the very foundation of his so-called social contract with the Russian elite.”last_img read more


Women Behind Canadian TV Marsha Greene

first_img Facebook Advertisement This interview has been edited and condensed.The TV Junkies: Can you first just share a little bit about your background and whether you always wanted to write for television?Marsha Greene: It took me an incredibly long time to realize I wanted to write for television, despite all the signs being there–I loved watching television, I was always analyzing the stories on my favorite shows, and my favorite magazine was the TV Guide. I think part of it was growing up in London, Ontario; there wasn’t really a TV/film industry there, so I didn’t realize it was an option. But I knew I wanted to be a writer, so I tried advertising, marketing, and freelance journalism. When I finally found my way to television, I knew it was perfect because it combined the best of all the jobs I had–I love working with people, I think better with other brains around me, and it’s really amazing to come up with an idea and then see it brought to life visually.TTVJ: You have worked on a wide variety of shows, from reality to YA dramas to now hour-long dramas. What did you learn from the experiences on shows like Big Brother Canada or other reality shows that you’ve been able to take with you in your writing career?MG: In terms of Big Brother Canada, the nature of that show is the cameras run 24 hours a day and we have to find and follow the stories within that framework. So watching the monitors every day becomes a story editing exercise–What is going to be the story of that episode? Who are the people involved? Can we find a small runner that is light or funny or shows character?The last unscripted show I worked on … LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Don’t be afraid to speak up, even when it’s hard or when you’re afraid. That is a major lesson Canadian television writer Marsha Greene has learned in her career. It’s a career that has seen Greene, even though she’s just getting started, work in multiple genres and hold a variety of positions. However, all along the way one thing has remained consistent, with such a glaring need for diverse voices and perspectives, one should never be afraid of speaking up and sharing their ideas.Like many other women in our Women Behind Canadian TV series, Greene is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Bell Media Prime Time TV Program. Currently working on Tassie Cameron’s latest project Ten Days in the Valley, Greene previously wrote on the new Global drama Mary Kills People and the summer hit Private Eyes. She has also worked in production on reality shows such as Big Brother Canada and Don’t Drive Here.Greene recently shared her thoughts on diversity in the industry with The TV Junkies and what it’s been like for her as she forges a career as a young woman of colour. She also gave some insight on how working in reality television helped prepare her for other aspects of her career, and what she’s learned from mentors such as Cameron and Wynonna Earp showrunner Emily Andras. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more


Aboriginal boys encouraged to wear hair long in braids

first_imgAPTN National NewsSeveral Aboriginal men from various walks of life and backgrounds have come together in Saskatoon with the help of basketball phenom Michael Linklater.It’s all to support and help inspire First Nations boys and teens to feel proud of wearing their hair long in braids.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has the story.last_img


AIDS spreading faster in Eastern Europe than in rest of world new

According to “AIDS Epidemic Update 2001,” the latest figures – though assumed to be largely underestimated – reveal that 75,000 new infections were reported in Russia by early November, a 15-fold increase in just three years.Published by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the report says a particular opportunity for action exists in countries where either the rate of HIV is low or which have large populations. “Low reported national prevalence rates can be misleading because they may be exceedingly high in certain sub-populations,” said Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of WHO. “In many countries, we have to take these figures as warning signs of an impending epidemic, not as excuses for complacency.” In countries with high populations, a few percentage points can translate into millions of individuals infected. Meanwhile, the epidemic continues its rapid spread throughout Africa, with 3.4 million new infections and 2.3 million deaths in 2001. In Swaziland, Botswana and some areas of South Africa, more than 30 per cent of pregnant women are HIV-positive. In West Africa, several countries with previously low infection rates – including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation – have now passed the five per cent infection mark. To help break the speed at which the epidemic is spreading, the report calls on countries to rapidly put in place effective prevention programmes, particularly to slow HIV among young people, who in many countries have never heard of AIDS or hold serious misconceptions about how the virus is transmitted. At the same time, the need for expanding access to treatment and care remains critical to the success of any efforts to fight AIDS, the report says.In a related development, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today that one of the most troubling and complex aspects of the spread of HIV/AIDS is its link to the widespread sexual exploitation of children.“Whether it is myths about the curative powers of sex with young girls, or macho attitudes that sanction violent sexual behaviour toward women and girls, the links between sexual abuse of children and the spread of HIV/AIDS are clear,” said UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy, calling for more direct action aimed at challenging accepted sexual behaviours, as well as action to protect children from the sex trade to begin with. read more


Politics killed Canadian Pacific merger with Norfolk Southern CEO says

Canadian Pacific Railway’s proposed merger with Norfolk Southern was killed by political influence and a system that stacked the deck against a Canadian company, chief executive Hunter Harrison said Wednesday.“Is it more difficult for us? Yes, as a Canadian company,” he said in an interview ahead of the railway’s annual meeting in Toronto.“Can we overcome it? Yes. It’s just a little harder.”Last week, CP gave up its merger attempt after the U.S. Justice and Defense departments raised concerns about the proposed takeover.“When we get to the point where the U.S. Army is weighing in on the merger, then it’s like the deck is stacked against us,” said Harrison.He said he knew CP’s unsolicited takeover proposal to create North America’s largest rail network was in trouble when many congressmen wrote letters to the railway regulator expressing concerns about the merger. Still, he said the railway sector needs consolidation that can address bottlenecks at a major transit point in Chicago.“Every dog has its day and we’ll have our opportunity,” he said.Harrison made the comments as the Calgary-based railway said it remains on track to double earnings by 2018 or 2019 after chugging past a weak economy in the first quarter to report higher profits.CP (TSX:CP) raised its dividend by 43 per cent. It will now pay a quarterly dividend of 50 cents per share, up from 35 cents.For its first quarter, the company said it earned $540 million or $3.51 per diluted share, up from a profit of $320 million or $1.92 per diluted share a year ago.On an adjusted basis, profit was $384 million or $2.50 per diluted share, up from $375 million or $2.26 per diluted share.Revenue slipped to $1.59 billion from $1.67 billion in the first three months of 2015. Lower volumes of crude, U.S. grain and coal partly accounted for the decline.CP also reported that its operating ratio, which tracks operating expenses as a percentage of revenue, improved to 58.9 per cent compared with 63.2 per cent a year ago.“It really bodes well for the future in that when we see the economy strengthen a little bit … it’s certainly going to put us in a position to have some really record results that you have not seen before,” Harrison said during a conference call with analysts.In addition to the increased dividend, the railway said it may buy back up to 6.91 million of its shares or roughly five per cent of its public float under its normal course issuer bid.Harrison said he is optimistic that in addition to help from automotive and forest products, the railway will see improved volumes of coal, potash and grain in the second half of the year.CP said it also expects to cut 1,300 to 1,400 jobs this year by attrition, up from 1,000 forecast in January.“The bottom line is if somebody wants to work they can work,” said Harrison, noting that 6,000 to 7,000 positions have been cut in the past four years. Politics killed Canadian Pacific merger with Norfolk Southern, CEO says by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 20, 2016 5:51 am MDT Last Updated Apr 20, 2016 at 1:06 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


African leaders warn UN Assembly of conflicts and crises on their continent

Benin’s President Boni Yayi called on the international community to help eliminate the grave threat posed by Islamist militants who have seized control of northern Mali, warning the United Nations that they endanger stability in the whole West African region.“These terrorist movements engage in all sorts of trafficking in drugs, people and all calibre of arms,” he said. “They are committing massive violations of the fundamental rights of citizens by imposing practices from another age. They are irreversibly mutilating people by amputating their upper and lower limbs as punishment.”The world community must collaborate with the African Union to “eliminate this grave threat to the peace and security of the sub-region and prevent a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe,” President Yayi continued.Islamic militant groups seized control of a wide swath of northern Mali following fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels in January, and the resulting insecurity and rigid enforcement of Islamic Sharia law, as well as drought, have led over 250,000 Malians to flee to neighbouring countries, with 174,000 Malians estimated to be internally displaced.“In the spirit of the strategic relationship between Africa and the United Nations in the field of peace and security it is crucial that the Security Council not lose interest in the fate of civilians exposed to violent abuses by extremist and terrorist movements,” President Yayi said.Among other challenges confronting the continent, he cited piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and the Horn of Africa, malnutrition, unemployment, soil erosion, climate change and bad governance.As he and other African leaders have at past General Assembly general debates, he also called for the enlargement of the 15-member Security Council, with Africa receiving permanent seats.President Ali Bongo of Gabon.In his statement to the General Debate, President Ali Bongo of Gabon also condemned the situation in Mali and the efforts to partition it, as well as the destruction of World Heritage sites in the historic city of Timbuktu, where rebel groups have looted centres containing thousands of ancient books and documents.There were also been reports of the destruction of three sacred tombs – the Mausoleums of Sidi Mahmoud, Sidi Moctar and Alpha Moya – that are part of the Timbuktu site, which was an intellectual and spiritual capital and a centre for the propagation of Islam throughout Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries.President Bongo called on the Security Council and Member States to support a UN strategy for the Sahel region focussing on security, governance, development, human rights and humanitarian issues. He also called for permanent African representation on an enlarged Council.He made a general appeal for global understanding. “Our world needs more than ever a dialogue if civilisations and cultures,” he said. “It needs more understanding and respect between peoples to build a more peaceful world.”President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo.Addressing the General Debate, President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – whose own country has been torn by violence and has seen a restoration of stability in many regions with the help of UN peacekeeping forces – also warned of the separatist tensions tearing at Mali, as well as piracy at sea, terrorism, hunger, poverty and disease afflicting the continent.Referring to the situation in DRC, he noted the resurgence of fighting and violence in North Kivu province in the country’s east. “At the very moment that I am speaking to you here, hundreds of thousands of children, women and men in North Kivu are deprived of peace and subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment,” he said.An estimated 390,000 people have been internally displaced in eastern DRC and more than 60,000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda since fighting erupted in North Kivu in April between Government forces, supported by peacekeepers from the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), and the M23 rebel group, made up of renegade former soldiers.The DRC President condemned negative forces behind the conflict, which he said are led by elements who make no apology for their great ability to cause great harm and for their foreign support.“Children are deprived of school and forced to bear and use fire arms to kill their fellow humans, even their own brothers and sisters,” he added. read more


Ban condemns escalated fighting in South Sudan deplores deaths of civilians in

The United Nations has strongly condemned the escalation of hostilities in the past ten days between Government and opposition forces in Unity and Upper Nile states in South Sudan.In a statement released by his spokesperson today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored that the renewed fighting between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and the SPLA in Opposition and allied groups is unacceptable, is part of a series of violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed by the parties on 23 January 2014, and undermines the ongoing Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) efforts to find a political solution to the conflict.The stateme said Mr. Ban is appalled by the reports of human rights violations committed by the SPLA and their allied forces, including the burning of villages, and the killing and rape of civilians, in the course of their military operations in Unity state. The Secretary-General called upon President Salva Kiir and former Vice-President Riek Machar to immediately cease all military operations and reminded them of their obligations to protect civilians under international human rights and humanitarian law, after two mortar bombs landed within the UNMISS compound yesterday evening, killing four people.“He also deplores the death of four internally displaced persons (IDPs) caught in the cross-fire in the protection of civilians site within the UNMISS compound in Melut,” the statement said, reminding the parties of the need to respect the inviolability of UNMISS premises, including protection of civilian sites, which are now host to more than 120,000 IDPs. “He demands that immediate national investigations be conducted so that those responsible for these crimes are held accountable by their respective leadership.”As well as the four civilian deaths, eight civilians were injured and are currently receiving treatment for their wounds, according to a statement released by the UN Mission (UNMISS), which also expressed deep concern about the disregard for civilian lives, UN personnel and facilities shown by combatants in the fighting.“I want to remind the parties of their obligation to take all measures not to harm civilians and guarantee the safety of international aid organizations and United Nations personnel and assets,” said Ellen Margrethe Løj, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of UNMISS. “I call upon them to respect the sanctity of UN installations and staff, so the United Nations can continue to implement its activities and UNMISS its protection of civilians’ mandate.” Until the outbreak of the recent fighting, UNMISS had been protecting almost 1,000 civilians on its base in Melut. A further 270 displaced persons arrived yesterday on the UNMISS base while another 250 to 350 are currently staying in an area adjacent to the compound. read more


Groundbreaking research reveals some hard truths about work in horse stables

In the first-ever research of its kind, a new study by a Brock University Labour Studies professor has examined labour issues for Ontarians working with horses.The result is a very mixed picture of this province’s equine industries, with half of stable staff respondents saying they’re paid minimum wage — or less.“This will be a wakeup call about the severity of some problems,” says Brock Professor Kendra Coulter, Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence and Chair of the Labour Studies Department. “My hope is that the report shines a light, inspires new conversations and adds fodder to those that are underway about how to improve job quality in stables.”On Thursday, Oct. 25, Coulter released her report, Work in Ontario Horse Stables, which presents key findings from a survey of 1,000 people including stable owners and operators, and current and former workers.Coulter says it sheds much-needed light on a widely misunderstood workforce.“The results provide empirical evidence of certain trends horse people knew informally were happening, as well as some new and promising insights,” she says.Coulter, whose research work on animals, labour and humane jobs has been recognized in Canada and around the world, says those working with horses are often under-valued and under-appreciated.“Stable workers are asked to do very difficult work under challenging conditions, and they are excluded from some of even the most basic protections outlined in the Employment Standards Act,” she says. “It can manifest in frustration about working conditions and high turnover rates for front-line workers, and difficulty recruiting and retaining talented and reliable staff for employers.”In addition to the low rates of pay, Coulter found many working on the front lines in equine industries are also not being legally classified, or may be being misclassified as independent contractors, a move which downloads certain costs onto staff.“This may be unintentional, or it may be about trying to save money in the short term,” she says.Coulter, who will discuss her research Saturday at the University of Guelph Equine Industry Symposium, says the number of jobs and the working conditions of people directly affect the care they are able to provide to horses.“To work effectively and thoughtfully with horses, people need multi-faceted intellectual and physical skills, knowledge, understanding and empathy,” she says.The reasons people had left the equine industries mirrored the greatest sources of dissatisfaction for the current workforce: pay, disrespect and the schedule.On the positive side, some employers are trying to tangibly demonstrate their appreciation for front-line workers, despite the high costs associated with running a horse stable. The survey found that workers and employers were united by their commitment to horses, and their interest in providing improved care.One discovery Coulter was happy to find was the shared interest in stronger animal welfare laws and greater investment in animal cruelty investigations and prevention. Animal cruelty investigations work and policy is one of Coulter’s other areas of expertise, and she was heartened to see it highlighted, noting that there is growing public interest in improving the province’s approach.Coulter hopes this report and further research will help stimulate larger conversations and plans of action.“People and horses definitely deserve better,” she says. read more


395M Water Treatment Facility for Mazaruni Prison

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMazaruni Prison upgrade moving apace- SamuelsFebruary 21, 2018In “Crime”See your incarceration as your opportunity to get right back up – Director of PrisonsDecember 19, 2017In “Crime”Technical team meet to chart a way forward on prison issue – Min. HarmonOctober 19, 2018In “latest news” The Mazaruni Prison is set to receive a spanking new water treatment facility, Director of Prisons (ag), Gladwin Samuels announced on Sunday.Director of Prison, Gladwin SamuelsThe Guyana Prison Service (GPS) has already inked the $39.5M contract, which will see the drilling of wells and the establishment of the treatment plant at the facility, the Department of Public Information (DPI) has reported.Samuels said the new facility will ease the complaints from the prison population about the quality of drinking water, which is at its worst during the dry season.Meanwhile, some $44.9M was also granted to the GPS for the upgrade of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) at the Mazaruni and New Amsterdam Prisons.“In light of the recent breaches at the points of entry, while we await the procurement of scanners, the Prison Service has requested an inclusion of programmes to acquire and install additional cameras,” he said at the 35th Thanksgiving Service at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara.According to the acting director, the government is working to ensure the GPS has the much-needed technology which he believes, will help to curb the level of collusion and corruption on a regular basis at the facilitiesHe said the government is also currently working on rebuilding the Camp Street Prison and expanding the Mazaruni Facility. The two Penitentiaries, he said, are being redesigned to meet international standards.  read more


Cute stopmotion movie shows this Dyson really cleaning up the house

first_imgSay what you will about a Dyson. Those vacuum cleaners work really well, but you also have to pay a premium to own one. However, after watching this stop-motion movie featuring a Dyson vacuum performing chores other than cleaning the floor, I would happily pay the higher price tag if those fancy little floor suckers could really do what you are about to see.Created by Russian stop-motion cinematographer, Sergey Yazvinsky, this cute and strange 3-minute film called Winter Tale stars a Dyson floor model vacuum happily working his way around the house and preparing the home for a Christmas party. Unfortunately for the little vacuum, his zest for cleaning gets him into trouble, leaving him a less capable home cleaner than before.Sorry for the holiday-themed video, this was too good to pass up.via fubiz.last_img read more


All batches of this chicken powder are being recalled over improper labeling

first_img By Paul Hosford 33 Comments All batches of this chicken powder are being recalled over improper labeling The powder contains lactose, but is not labelled as such. Share16 Tweet Email Jun 14th 2017, 1:13 PM Wednesday 14 Jun 2017, 1:13 PM Image: FSAI http://jrnl.ie/3443518 Image: FSAI Short URL KNORR HAS RECALLED a batch of its chicken powder.The product has been recalled by parent company Unilever over a mistake on its packaging.The Knorr chicken powder contains lactose, but is not labelled as such.The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said:“This may make the product unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of milk or its constituents.”The recall affects all batches and best before dates of the powder.The HSE estimates that around 5% of adults have lactose intolerance. It is more common among people of some ethnic origins, and particularly people who do not traditionally have milk as part of their diet.It can range from mild to severe, depending on how much lactose a person has in their diet and how well their body can digest it.Read: Do you trust the gardaí? The gardaí’s own survey claims nearly 90% of us do 10,628 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


Greek community represented in local councils

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Around 4.5 million voters; around 2,000 candidates; 260 individual elections; 78 councils; 637 councillors; 19 Greeks.The 2016 local Victorian council elections are now behind us, and Greek Australians have every reason to be content, as they have gained even more representation, with the election of four additional councillors. Nineteen candidates of Greek origin were newly or re-elected into local Victorian councils over the weekend − four more than the previous elections. In the ‘Greek’ suburb of Oakleigh Ward, Theo Zographos was first in votes, but is the only Greek retaining his seat in the suburb, although not where the council is concerned. Paul Klisaris also did well in the Mulrave Ward, as did his daughter Jami, who was re-elected in Stonnington Council’s North Ward. The full list of Greek Australians elected and their votes is as follows: Baw Baw City Council: Peter Kostos (2270 votes) Brimbank City Council: Georgina Papaphotiou (1211 votes), Virginia Tachos (2211 votes) and Sam David (3383 votes) Glen Eira City Council: Anthony Athanasopoulos (3080 votes) Hume City Council: Joseph Haweil (2495 votes) Kingston City Council: Steve Staikos (7186 votes) Manningham City Council: Sophy Galbally (2239 votes) and Mike Zafiropoulos (3407 votes) Melton City Council: Sophie Ramsay (5799 votes) Monash City Council: Paul Klisaris (5458 votes) and Theo Zographos (4661 votes) Moreland City Council: Lambros Tapinos (2599 votes) Moyne City Council: Jim Doukas (2457 votes) Stonnington City Council: Jami Klisaris (2725 votes), Melina Sehr (5992 votes) and Steve Stefanopoulos (1513 votes) Whittlesea City Council: Mary Lalios (10141 votes) and Kris Pavlidis (5092 votes).last_img read more


VIDEO Trailer for Youshoot with Teddy Long

first_img Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Hollywood Powerhouse Endeavor Seeks $619 Million in IPO Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Impact reportedly returning to New York City for TV tapings this November Stars of “Fighting With My Family” learn what it takes to be a WWE Superstar Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Twitter Now Playing Up Next Saudi Aramco Sticks With IPO Plans After Strikes on Key Oil Facilitiescenter_img Skydivers Nearly Collided With US Fighter Jets Now Playing Up Next Apple TV+ To Be Offered For $4.99 Per Month Now Playing Up Next Kayfabe Commentaries has released the following video trailer to their latest “Youshoot” release with former WWE referee, manager and general manager, Teddy Long.To buy the DVD, go to www.kayfabecommentaries.comTo buy the VOD, go to www.wwnlive.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipApple TV+ To Be Offered For $4.99 Per MonthVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Facebook Julian Edelman Launches Youtube Channel Digital and DVD release date for “Fighting With My Family” based on WWE’s Paige revealedlast_img read more


Foden believes City can win a historic quadruple

first_imgThe footballer scored twice to help Manchester City qualify for the FA Cup Quarterfinals after beating Newport County.Manchester City defeated Newport County at home 4-1 tonight in the FA Cup Fifth Round.And midfielder Phil Foden scored twice tonight to lead his team to the Quarterfinals.The Citizens are also playing in the top of the English Premier League, in the UEFA Champions League and in the Football League Cup Final.And Foden believes his team can get a historic quadruple.“Everything is going well at the moment and we can definitely win every competition but it is going to be difficult,” Foden told BBC Sport.“It’s a big squad and everyone wants to show the boss they can start.”PEP 💬 “It was a really tough game.”They scored a late goal which is typical of these kinds of games but @PhilFoden scored a great goal.”Big congratulations to him. Big compliment to the guys today.”#ncafcvcity 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/YWuoDoxXnx— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019“He rotates the squad a lot and he gives people a chance,” he continued.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.No team has won four big tournaments in the same season, with Manchester United being the only team close to this feat after they won three titles in the same season.The 18-year-old midfielder is happy with City after debuting in 2017.He started his football career with the Citizens in 2009, as he joined the youth system.The English player has been called to the U16, U17, U18, U19, and U21 England national team squads.He is working hard to get called into the senior Three Lions squad.Manchester City will now visit German Bundesliga team Schalke in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.Then the team will play against Chelsea in the Football League Cup Final.And then will play three English Premier League matches against West Ham United, Bournemouth, and Watford, before the leg two of the Champions League series against Schalke.👏 Onto the next round. Great #FACup tie.🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/Nh3Dd95SHv— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 16, 2019last_img read more


Nicklas Bendtner to serve a 50day prison sentence

first_imgFormer Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has dropped his appeal and will serve a 50-day prison sentence for assaulting a taxi driverBendtner was involved in an altercation in Copenhagen with a taxi driver in September.The 30-year-old and his girlfriend allegedly left the taxi without paying the £5 fare due to the driver’s directions.In retaliation, the driver threw an object at them which saw Bendtner then punch him and break his jaw.The Denmark international admitted to it but insisted he did it in self-defence.Denmark, Euro 2020Euro 2020 qualifiers round up from group D George Patchias – September 5, 2019 In Euro 2020 qualifying group D, Denmark hit Gibraltar for six while Ireland and Switzerland played out a draw.The Danes made easy work of…Bendtner was handed a jail term and had been expected to appeal, but his lawyer announced he agreed with the attorney general in Copenhagen to drop it.“Even though he disagrees with the verdict, he would rather focus on his club and family,” Lawyer Anders Nemeth told BBC.The sentence will be served in Denmark under “intensive surveillance” with an electronic tag.A fine of 1,500 kroner (£179) fine will also be handed to Bendtner.The former Juventus player, who now plays for Rosenborg, will also miss the rest of the Norwegian league season – which finishes on November 24.last_img read more


EXCLUSIVE BGL Group relaunches bikesforwork scheme

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Financial services firm BGL Group has relaunched its bikes-for-work scheme.The bikes-for-work scheme, provided by Cycle Solutions, was re-launched this month to further boost take up.The relaunch includes a series of roadshows across the country, as well as online and offline communications to promote the scheme to the organisation’s 3,000 employees.The scheme was originally launched in July 2015, with 237 employees (7%) taking up the benefit within the first month.The July 2015 launch was communicated to staff through roadshows across five of BGL Group’s UK locations, including London, Peterborough, Sunderland, York and Wakefield. The roadshows were a ‘virtual shop’ for employees to sample the bikes and equipment offered through the scheme, as well as find out more information about how the scheme works.A key objective for BGL Group when launching the scheme was to ensure employees at all of its offices in the UK have full visibility and understanding of the workplace benefits available to them.Clare Betts, reward manager at BGL Group, said: “Following the fantastic uptake on the first launch in 2015, we have been looking forward to the relaunch of the bikes-for-work scheme this month.“Holding roadshows at multiple sites across the UK helps all of our employees, no matter their location of work, to learn more about the rewards available to them and how to enhance their benefits package.“The bikes-for-work scheme has worked well for us as a business, as many of our employees live close to our offices and are easily able to incorporate a cycling commute into their daily routine.“Living a healthy lifestyle appeals to all our employees, and is something we’re keen to promote throughout our business and our existing reward and wellbeing programmes.”last_img read more


Jane Francisco to Lead New Lifestyle Group at Hearst

first_img Francisco, editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping, will oversee Meredith Rollins, editor-in-chief of Redbook, and Susan Spencer, editor-in-chief of Women’s Day. Hearst did not return requests for comments. As with restructurings at Time Inc. and Condé Nast, the establishment of a Lifestyle Group at Hearst will likely be followed by layoffs.  Patricia Haegele, publisher of Good Housekeeping, will remain publishing director of the Lifestyle Group, a role she took on in 2011. Following its inception, Hearst Magazines president David Carey described the Design Group as “bringing a streamlined, nimble, European publishing model to the U.S.” This is only the second editorial group at Hearst, which combined Elle Décor, Veranda, and House Beautiful into the Design Group in 2012. Former House Beautiful EIC Newell Turner oversees the three publications as editorial director. This summer, Time Inc. sorted its titles into thematic groups on both the sales and editorial sides, with a top-down management structure that allows editorial strategy to expand beyond the individual titles. Jane Francisco has been promoted to head of the newly established editorial Lifestyle Group at Hearst, WWD first reported. Also eyeing the cost-cutting benefits of consolidation is Condé Nast, which announced the combination of creative, copy, and research teams across all titles in October.  One story can run on both People.com and Instyle.com, for example. Or perhaps more to the point — only one reporter is needed for any given story across Time Inc.  While this model has yet to overtake Hearst, it reflects greater trends of de-siloing across the industry.last_img read more


Louisville Baseball Announces 2019 Summer Assignments

first_imgStory Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following the deepest postseason run in program history, the University of Louisville baseball team has transitioned into the summer with the announcement of the team’s summer baseball assignments. 2019 UNIVERISTY OF LOUISVILLE SUMMER BASEBALL ASSIGNMENTS A pair of Cardinals will spend the summer in the Northwoods League. Andrew Benefield is playing for the Madison Mallards, while Trey Leonard is with the Waterloo Bucks. The Cardinals have 19 underclassmen assigned to five different leagues for the summer, including 11 in the Cape Cod League. Henry Davis, Michael Kirian, Jared Poland and Kerry Wright will spend the summer with the Bourne Braves, while Alex Binelas, Reid Detmers and Bobby Miller were assigned to the Brewster Whitecaps. Binelas, Detmers, Kirian and Miller are set to join their respective teams following their time with the USA Collegiate National Team. Louisville put together one of the best seasons in program history in 2019, posting a 51-18 overall record and finishing as one of the last four teams standing at the NCAA College World Series. Northwoods LeagueAndrew Benefield, Madison MallardsTrey Leonard, Waterloo Bucks Garrett Schmeltz is with the Newport Gulls and Cameron Masterman the Danbury Westerners, both of the New England League, while Tim Borden is with the Quincy Gems of the Prospect League. Prospect LeagueTim Borden, Quincy Gems Print Friendly Version Ben Bianco, Ben Metzinger and Chris Seng were each assigned to the Perfect Game League, with Bianco playing for the Oneonta Outlaws while Metzinger and Seng spend the summer with the Albany Dutchmen. Cape Cod LeagueGlenn Albanese, Hyannis Harbor HawksAlex Binelas, Brewster Whitecaps (USA CNT)Zach Britton, Orleans FirebirdsHenry Davis, Bourne BravesReid Detmers, Brewster Whitecaps (USA CNT)Lucas Dunn, Hyannis Harbor HawksMichael Kirian, Bourne Braves (USA CNT)Carter Lohman, Orleans FirebirdsBobby Miller, Brewster Whitecaps (USA CNT)Jared Poland, Bourne BravesKerry Wright, Bourne Braves Glenn Albanese and Lucas Dunn will be with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, with Zach Britton and Carter Lohman playing for the Orleans Firebirds. Perfect Game LeagueBen Bianco, Oneonta OutlawsBen Metzinger, Albany DutchmenChris Seng, Albany Dutchmen Fans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @LouisvilleBSB. New England LeagueCameron Masterman, Danbury WesternersGarrett Schmeltz, Newport Gullslast_img read more