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first_imgTags:Conservatives /Leadership contest /Weekly Survey /People’s Vote / Welcome to our latest LabourList survey.Tell us what you think about the ‘Put it to the People’ march, frontbench rebels, Theresa May’s deal and a future Tory leadership contest.Answer the four questions below or click here to open the survey in a new window.This survey will close at 8pm on Sunday 31st March, and we’ll be releasing the results soon after that.last_img

QA Childrens Book Author Writes Murals Into Mystery

first_img Tags: arts • books Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% In a twist on the children’s mystery format, first-time children’s book author (and lawyer) Jill Diamond has recently published a mystery in which the Mission’s murals play a central role. Lou Lou & Pea and the Mural Mystery, illustrated by Lesley Vamos, is set in a fantastical Mission-inspired world where two young friends use clues that start appearing in the murals to figure out who has committed some misdeeds. Centered on the neighborhood and its community, the book explores the girls’ friendship and community while making nods to real elements of the local culture like the murals and the annual Día de los Muertos procession. A second book in the series is forthcoming.We talked with Diamond about the themes in the book, how to write a mystery, and how kids sometimes pay more attention to the details than their parents. This interview has been edited for clarity.Mission Local: Combining murals with a crime mystery for kids. How did you come up with that? 0%center_img Jill Diamond: I really wanted to write something that was focused around the murals, as the book is inspired by the Mission, although it’s not explicitly set in the Mission. I think there is something that can be really appealing to kids, colorful, accessible community art, big, dramatic, and outside.I wanted to write something that featured the murals in it, and then doing a mystery seemed like an obvious route to me – I love mysteries myself. Murals have such potential for riddles and hiding clues and it just seemed like kind of a great combination. ML: How long have you been here and what struck you as ripe for a storybook?I’ve lived in or around the Mission for 15 years and been in San Francisco since 2001. I started writing it kind of loosely in 2010. In the beginning, I sort of only had the concept that I wanted to write about: These two ten-year-old girls, and I wanted to write a mystery. I started writing scenes and jotting down things. I didn’t have a coherent plan for the book. I took a break for a little while and then I was like, I really love that idea, and want to work on that some more, and started pulling all of that togetherML: How collaborative an effort was this with your illustrator? She was hired by the publisher – We did collaboration more when it came to the illustration. I don’t do any of the actual illustrating because I’m so bad at visual arts, but I got input and feedback as to how I pictured things. She’s actually Australian, but she did a really good job I think, getting the feeling of the Mission. I was very impressed. She did a fantastic job particularly with the murals and the Día de los Muertos illustrations.  ML: Did you know going into the story who the villain would turn out to be or did it sort of develop as you wrote the story?I did not…I sort of had these general ideas, started writing these scenes, and I had no idea how it was going to unfold. I wrote a significant amount before I figured out how it was all going to work. I also had no idea who the culprit was going to be. I kind of had to get to know the characters before I got to a point where I knew where the mystery was going to go.ML: Many of the references here – a girl who lives on Lucky Alley, the Dia de los Muertos parade, the candle shop, and of course the style of the murals – could literally come from the streets of the Mission. But it isn’t literal, this is a more fantastical, whimsical version of the Mission where the little girl lives in the crow’s nest of a house shaped like a ship. Besides the Mission, what were some of the other influences that shaped this world?JD: What you said was exactly what I was going for: A whimsical version of the Mission. And I think probably the other influence is other children’s books. I really like children’s books that are on the more whimsical side. I wanted to take my world and make it into something that’s… It’s already a fun, colorful, great community, but kind of add a little bit of whimsy and the fantastic to it. And the things that I wrote about that are in the book that are true to life, like the murals and dia de los muertos really lend themselves to that sort of technique, I thinkML: There are some implicit lessons in this book – one protagonist always nudges the other to be more polite, they are more successful when they work together, and of course there is the language aspect for Spanish learners. But is there a broader message you’re sending with this book?My main goal in writing the book was to make it a book that was fun as opposed to being didactic. It’s not something that I wanted to be a message book in the sense of choosing a lesson.One of the things I really wanted to do was portray a multicultural community like the Mission… as a backdrop for another story. Most of our communities in America, here in California, are multicultural, and I wanted it to be something that wasn’t an issue in and of itself, but it was just a realistic backdrop for a book that had other themes like friendship and mystery. The multicultural aspect of it was really important to me, but I didn’t intend it to be a message necessarily.ML: Much of this story revolves around murals changing. You emphasize that murals change all the time, but in this case the association is always with a crime. What do you hope kids will take away from this story about art and change?JD: One of the things that happens in the book is that [it’s the] girls and not the adults who are really paying attention to the murals. And they’re the ones who notice the details, and notice the changes. I don’t think I’m trying to send a message about art, but just talk about that those things can really appeal to kids and the changes can be really interesting for kids. If I were a kid living in the Mission I would be really interested in how things are changing all the time in the art.It’s also a portrayal that the murals operate in the Mission and it’s public community art that’s very fluid, so you are constantly getting new murals and new artists and it kind of lets everybody participate. We don’t live in a museum as a community, but it makes sense that art changes along with the community. It shows how things operate in the community since it allows different people to be artists. It’s not just a static set of people who have this community art. ML: The kids also are really engaged with art in other ways, like with a singer that they are very fond of, and even engage with the community on behalf of the artists.I think that’s something I love about kids. They are often engaged in the details of things that adults sometimes miss and then … really love their community. They just pay a lot of attention to these things.They want to solve the crimes for the sake of their community, not just the things that have happened to Lou Lou individually. I tried to include a lot of reminders in the book that they want to protect their community, and prevent things from happening to other people in the community. Community and friendship are probably major themes of the book. last_img read more

Saints and Remedies at a San Francisco Pharmacy

first_img Tags: immigrants Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% A bell sound goes off when you enter La Internacional pharmacy at 2481 Mission Street. Julieta Olivero, the attendant from Nicaragua, stands behind the counter helping a young Latina woman with the new chlorophyll pouches she just purchased. Chlorophyll, it turns out, is a natural way to treat constipation. “You have to take one one hour before you eat,” Olivero tells her customer. Olivero knows exactly how and for what you should take all the different products sold at La Internacional. This is an impressive feat given that La Internacional sells all kinds of food supplements and healing herbs that can treat all from headaches and stomachaches to sore muscles and skin infections. La Internacional calls itself a “farmacia latina” and has been in the Mission for more than 40 years meeting the health needs of the Latino community.  Like many other Latino businesses in the Mission, sales have fallen recently, but the demand for the medicinal herbs, that they bring from Canada, remains. “Sales have gone down by 30 percent,” said Noel Martinez, the owner of La Internacional. He believes that the main reason behind the drop in sales is the new Muni lane on Mission Street. He says that since it was built, a little over a year ago, delivery trucks have had major issues supplying his store and the reduced car traffic has led to a drop in the number of customers. 0%center_img His bulwark against a drop in business at the pharmacy is a steady clientele at La Taza, a Latino cafe that opened in 1997 with a growing evening business, that sits right next to La Internacional. “It was good to diversify,” said Martinez as the drop in sales at the farmacia can be counteracted by the success of the restaurant.The customers at La Taza, many of whom are locals,  are also different from the customers of the farmacia.   “People from all over Latin America buy here,” Olivero said about the customers of La Internacional. At La Taza it is more mixed, both Latinos and newer members of the Mission community eat there. Good coffee and food are commodities that cross cultures while the pharmacies products are clearly aimed at Latinos.La Internacional, 2481 Mission Street. Photo by Lola M. ChavezIt sells products that transport you back to Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. “Ricitos de Oro,” or goldilocks and Tio Nacho shampoos, Broncolin cough drops and Moco de Gorila gel are all products that you can find in any Mexican supermarket or farmacia and seeing it on the shelf in La Internacional immediately creates a sense of nostalgia. To add even more of a Latino flavor, in one corner of the store is a whole section dedicated to figurines of santos, religious figures one prays to with who believes in their power to perform miracles.“This place is very blessed with all these santos around,” said a viejito who walked into the store.  Faith, the owners know, stands equal to science and medicine in the minds of many Latinos. This might be a reflection of the deep belief that Latin Americans have in the natural remedies that have worked for them for generations. Try convincing a Mexican that chochitos, small pills made of water, sugar and herbs that melt in your mouth and taste quite good, for example, don’t work for healing illnesses or ailments. It could of course also be an expression of the practicality of us Latinos, whereby faith in God and a belief that one’s health and life are in His hands is accompanied by an understanding that giving oneself a hand with medicine can only help.La Internacional, 2481 Mission Street. Photo by Lola M. Chavez last_img read more

SAINTS are delighted to announce details of James

first_imgSAINTS are delighted to announce details of James Roby’s Testimonial match that will also act as a pre-season friendly in preparation for the start of Saints’ 2014 campaign.The game will take place against arch-rivals Wigan Warriors on Friday January 31 at Langtree Park, kick-off 8:00pm.Tickets are available to buy now from the Club Ticket Office at Langtree Park or by calling 01744 455 052.Prices for the game are as follows:Totally Wicked North and Solarking South Stands – £12 for adults, £10 for OAPs and just £5 for Juniors.The Hattons Solicitors West Stand – £10 for adults, £8 for OAPs and just £5 for JuniorsYou can buy these at the Ticket Office at Langtree Park or by calling 01744 455 052.You can find more details about James’ Testimonial events by visiting www.jamesrobytestimonial.co.uklast_img read more

SOMETIMES they make you proudThat is the only thi

first_imgSOMETIMES they make you proud!That is the only thing you can say about the display put on by the Saints today in sunny Hull that saw them win 46-26, writes Graham Henthorne.Deprived of six starting players due to either England call-ups or first team debuts in the Challenge Cup the Saints side sent to play the Black and Whites on Humberside was a young one and one bereft of much experience.This was made much worse after only three seconds after an horrific collision between Matty Costello and Joe Ryan which resulted in the Saints Captain leaving the field.The remaining team did well to hold out the home side for the next six tackles and then proceeded to rebuild their shattered confidence.Playing with a severe wind at their backs the easiest thing to do would be to put the ball high up into the air early in the tackle count and play them in their own half. Tigerish defence from the Airlie Birds forced the Saints to either kick from deep in their own territory or find a different way to clear their lines. Namely scoring from well into their own half!Regan Grace started the whole bizarre set of events in motion taking Calvin Wellington’s dubiously forward overhead pass and then streaking 60 metres down the left touchline beating the full back and cover on his way to the posts.From the restart on the last tackle making a highly impressive true debut Matty Costello turned his man before flicking a backhand ball out to Jake Spedding. The centre shot 30 metres down the right before feeding Lewis Furlong who expertly snook in at the corner.Again from the restart, this time on the third tackle, Josh Eaves darted out of dummy half making a half break. He somehow got a ball out to the supporting Wellington who in turn fed it inside to Costello who strolled under the posts.Spedding turned try saver with a bruising tackle which saw the Hull winger smashed into touch in the act of scoring.Lewis Furlong’s second and the Saints fourth came courtesy of yet another Wellington/Eaves break. From the play the ball on the last Danny Richardson put in a sublime cross kick which Furlong did extremely well to pluck out of the air to score.The Saints pack had been warming to its task and forced an error from the home side. Four tackles later and Ben Morris burst through for the Saints fifth try in the opening 23 minutes. Lewis Fairhurst’s fourth conversion made the score 28-0.However, as the half came to a close the Saints all committed professional suicide conceding three tries to give the home side a glimmer of hope.That glimmer got much brighter within five minutes of the restart as a Saints knock on gifted the hosts a converted try to bring them within eight points and with the benefit of the not inconsiderable gale.Just as things didn’t seem as if they could get any worse Furlong had to join his Captain permanently on the side lines forcing a reshuffle of the troops. But this only seemed to galvanise the boys even more and they proceeded to achieve the near impossible mastering both the hosts and the weather.Liam Cooper steadied the ship backing up Eaves’ half break to go the final 20 to score.Brad Billsborough provided the match winning pass, however. The substitute hooker ignored the cries of his half backs and coaching staff alike to get the ball wide left from a play the ball to the right of the posts and on the line by dummying and jumping out right giving a great short pass to Morris who stretched over.The coup de grace came when a loose ball fell at the feet of Grace who went 60 metres under the posts to seal a remarkable win.A consolation try near the end made the score look slightly better for the home side but be under no illusion this game was well and truly won by a fantastic team performance from the Saints.In the absence of Ryan, Phil Atherton and his forward colleagues charged into the much bigger home side both with and without the ball giving them no time to rest. Richardson and Fairhurst masterminded the attack but the power and pace out wide and from full back was too much for FC to handle.Play like that every week and there’s no team around that would be able to live with the Saints.Match Summary:Hull FC U19s:Tries: Brad Fash (27), Josh Poskitt (29), Ryan Adamson (36), Josh Wood (44), Ash Bastiman (72).Goals: Reece Dean 3.Saints U19s:Tries: Regan Grace (8, 66), Lewis Furlong (11, 18), Matty Costello (13), Ben Morris (23, 56), Liam Cooper (52) .Goals: Lewis Fairhurst 7.Half Time: 28-14Full Time: 46-26Teams:Hull FC:1. Jack Sanderson; 5. Ryan Adamson, 3. Connor Bower, 4. Jack Downs, 2. Josh Poskitt; 6. Josh Wood, 7. Reece Dean; 8. Masimbaashe Matongo, 9. Brad Harrison, 10. Charlie Johnson, 11. Ash Bastiman, 12. Bard Clavering, 13. Brad Fash. Subs: 14. Ross Osborne, 15. Joe Marquez-Laynez, 16. Matty Liggins, 17. Jez Litten.Saints:1. Matty Costello; 2. Lewis Furlong, 3. Jake Spedding, 4. Calvin Wellington, 5. Regan Grace; 6. Danny Richardson, 7. Lewis Fairhurst; 20. Phil Atherton, 9. Josh Eaves, 10. Joe McLoughlin, 11. Ben Morris, 13. Liam Cooper, 12. Joe Ryan.Subs: 14. Brad Billsborough, 15. Chris Worrall, 16. Lewis Hatton, 17. Matty Lees.last_img read more

Young inspiring children have the chance to mascot

first_imgYoung inspiring children have the chance to mascot at our home games this season.During our home fixture last season vs. Huddersfield Giants we welcomed Kelyn Jude-Hobbs – Aged 8 who for two years grew his hair into a 30cm ponytail.He wanted to have it cut to donate the hair to the Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children and young adults who have lost their hair through illness and treatments for cancer.The money and hair are vital for the charity as they need the hair of 4-5 people to make one wig. friends and family of Kelyn helped raise a total of £2034.00.Kelyn hopes that other children reading this can also find a charity to help in even the smallest way.If you know any child under the age of 13 has completed a similar unselfish act for the benefit of others please contact Derek.Hardman@saintsrlfc.comlast_img read more

Club Superstore

first_imgStory updated: 25.06.2019The shirts were worn during the Dacia Magic Weekend, Betfred Super League match against Castleford Tigers, and are signed by the individual player who wore each shirt. They also display that player’s official Heritage number embroidered in gold stitching on the chest.Bids can be submitted by emailing your bid amount, the shirt which you wish to bid on and your name and contact details to – keepmeupdated@saintsrlfc.com. Bids with incomplete information cannot be accepted.Shirt bids will be updated at intervals throughout the bidding period. The closing date for bids is exactly 5pm, Tuesday 25th June, only bids submitted before this time will be considered.Shirts available to bid on: The latest bid is displayed below, please note bids must be submitted in denominations of £5, tied bids will be decided on the earliest bid received being given preference.Final Bids – BIDDING CLOSEDLachlan Coote – £450 Tommy Makinson – £400 Kevin Naiqama – £260 Matty Costello– £135 Regan Grace – £275 Jonny Lomax – £450 Theo Fages – £305 Alex Walmsley – £250 James Roby – £455 Matty Lees – £200 Zeb Taia – £185 Dominique Peyroux – £275 Morgan Knowles – £270 Joseph Paulo – £160 Jack Ashworth – £315 Aaron Smith – £150 James Bentley – £185Non-match worn player issue shirts:Kyle Amor – £200 & Adam Swift – £165,Bids can be submitted by emailing your bid amount, the shirt which you wish to bid on and your name and contact details to – keepmeupdated@saintsrlfc.com. Bids with incomplete information cannot be accepted.Shirt bids will be updated at intervals throughout the bidding period. The closing date for bids is exactly 5pm, Tuesday 25th June, only bids submitted before this time will be considered.Shirts available to bid on: The latest bid is displayed below, please note bids must be submitted in denominations of £5, tied bids will be decided on the earliest bid received being given preference.Final Bids – BIDDING CLOSEDLachlan Coote – £450 Tommy Makinson – £400 Kevin Naiqama – £260 Matty Costello– £135 Regan Grace – £275 Jonny Lomax – £450 Theo Fages – £305 Alex Walmsley – £250 James Roby – £455 Matty Lees – £200 Zeb Taia – £185 Dominique Peyroux – £275 Morgan Knowles – £270 Joseph Paulo – £160 Jack Ashworth – £315 Aaron Smith – £150 James Bentley – £185Non-match worn player issue shirts:Kyle Amor – £200 & Adam Swift – £165,Shirt bids will be updated at intervals throughout the bidding period. The closing date for bids is exactly 5pm, Tuesday 25th June, only bids submitted before this time will be considered.Shirts available to bid on: The latest bid is displayed below, please note bids must be submitted in denominations of £5, tied bids will be decided on the earliest bid received being given preference.,Lachlan Coote – £450 Tommy Makinson – £400 Kevin Naiqama – £260 Matty Costello– £135 Regan Grace – £275 Jonny Lomax – £450 Theo Fages – £305 Alex Walmsley – £250 James Roby – £455 Matty Lees – £200 Zeb Taia – £185 Dominique Peyroux – £275 Morgan Knowles – £270 Joseph Paulo – £160 Jack Ashworth – £315 Aaron Smith – £150 James Bentley – £185Non-match worn player issue shirts:Kyle Amor – £200 & Adam Swift – £165last_img read more

Car fills with water in Leland parking lot forces driver out

first_img00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not foundhttps://cdn.field59.com/WWAY/1505259016-a34ed979ea75349c71268614080bfd6728a0049c_fl9-720p.mp4 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A car took on water in Leland this morning forcing the driver out of it.It happened in the parking lot of the gas station next to the former Duke’s Old South BBQ building on Village Road just before 10 this morning.- Advertisement – Harriet Miller said she did not realize how deep the water was and by the time she did, it was too late. Miller got out of the car. She is okay.Miller has some advice for other drivers on the roads today.“Be aware of where you are, because I’m not familiar with the area,” Miller said. “I was looking for an address, came through it. The water was fine, but as I got through and as I tried to back out, the water was just high and the car stalled out.”Related Article: Former youth pastor charged with child sex crimeMiller said she had to have the car towed. The floor of the car was soaked. The tow truck driver told us afterwards that the car is most likely totaled.last_img read more

NHSO K9 gets bullet stab proof protective vest

first_imgNow, Bane is getting a gift to protect him on the job.- Advertisement – NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Last year WWAY told you about Bane, the K-9 deputy who found a missing 6-year-old girl kidnapped in Monkey Junction. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office shared of photo of him wearing his new body armor.Thanks to a donation from the non-profit “Vested Interest in K-9s”, Bane now has a bullet and stab protective vest.The company provides life-saving body armor for K-9 officers.Related Article: NHCSO looking for information in an attempted child abductionSince they began, they have provided more than 3,000 vests.center_img NHSO K-9 Bane got a new body armor. (Photo: NHSO)last_img read more

7 months after Florence all North Carolina roads reopened

first_imgDrone photo of US 421 washed out near Pender and New Hanover county line.(Photo: NCDOT) GOLDSBORO, NC (AP) — All of the roads that were closed in North Carolina by Hurricane Florence are now open.It took seven months since the storm’s historic rains and flooding before the last of the 2,500 road closure sites was back open to traffic. The Department of Transportation says the final stretch — a two-lane road in Wayne County — reopened Friday.- Advertisement – Portions of Interstates 40 and 95 were closed in September due to rising waters, upsetting East Coast traffic and contributing to no secure way in and out of Wilmington. The interstates were reopened fully more than a week after Florence reached landfall.DOT says permanent repairs continue on reopened roadways. Permanent replacement bridges on U.S. Highway 421 at the New Hanover-Pender county line should be open to traffic by next spring.last_img read more

Delaying disembarkation worsens child migrants suffering – UNCCR

first_img SharePrint Twitter / Maud Veith / SOS MEDITERRANEE Twitter / Maud Veith / SOS MEDITERRANEE The United Nations Committee for Children’s Rights has warned that delaying disembarkation for rescued migrants only worsens the suffering or child migrants.The 18-member Committee made up of international independent experts in the human rights field, state that, ‘delays in authorizing the disembarkation in the nearest place of safety of rescued migrants and refugees, including children, leaves them stranded at the sea, further exacerbating their vulnerabilities.’This is just one of their main concerns in relation to changes and amendments made to the Immigration Act 2015 and Strategy for the Reception of Asylum-Seekers and Irregular Migrants 2016. While the group says it supports many of the introduced safeguards and ‘temporary humanitarian protection status,’ granted to unaccompanied children, there are still serious concerns outstanding.(b) The age assessment procedure is not multidisciplinary, and there are shortcomings relating to transparency, independence, appointment of guardians, and the application of the principles of the best interests of the child and the benefit of the doubt;(c) The guardianship system for unaccompanied children does not have adequate human, technical and financial resources, and is not sufficiently independent, which may lead to a conflict of interest and hinder the best interests of the child;(d) The Reception of Asylum Seekers Regulations under the Refugees Act still provide for the possibility of placing asylum-seeking and refugee children in detention as a measure of last resort under article 14 (1), and of placing unaccompanied children aged sixteen years or over in accommodation centres for adult asylum-seekers, under article 15;(e) The temporary humanitarian protection status for unaccompanied children and the rights and benefits attached to it, are not regulated by law.Read more:Why can’t child migrants speak for themselves?Europe needs to realise the impact of its policies on child migrants‘We need more resources to investigate when child migrants go missing’Prioritise transfer to asylum seeking and refugee children and families In addition to voicing their serious concerns, the 18-member group also outlines a series of recommendations to the authorities on how to support migrant children.The group calls for the prioritising of the transfer of asylum seeking children and families from reception facilities to more permanent resettlement options.‘Prioritize the immediate transfer of asylum-seeking children and their families out of the Initial Reception Facility, and adopt permanent and sustainable resettlement options for refugees, particularly children and their families,’ the group demands.In addition to this demand, there are a number of equally important recommendations focused on protecting child migrants under international law and the assigning of unaccompanied minors guardians and appropriate determination procedures.(a) Continue to review relevant laws, regulations, policies and practices to ensure they do not create, exacerbate or increase the vulnerabilities of asylum-seeking, refugee and migrant children, including by applying a human rights-based, gender- and disability-responsive, and age- and child-sensitive approach; CRC/C/MLT/CO/3-6 12(b) Implement a uniform protocol on age determination methods that is multidisciplinary, respectful of children’s rights and used only in cases of serious doubt about the claimed age and in consideration of documentary or other forms of evidence available, and ensure access to effective appeal mechanisms;(c) Ensure that unaccompanied children are assigned a competent guardian, who has the necessary expertise and is free from any potential conflict of interest, immediately upon their arrival at the border and ensure that best interest determination procedures are carried out at all stages of the national asylum procedure;(d) Process cases involving asylum-seeking and refugee children, including unaccompanied children, in a positive, humane and expeditious manner as a means of identifying durable solutions, ensuring full respect for the principle of non-refoulement and facilitating access to the asylum procedures for children in need of international protection in line with articles 6, 22 and 37 of the Convention;(e) Ensure that child protection authorities are promptly informed and assigned to participate in procedures for the determination of the best interests of the child once an unaccompanied or separated child arrives in the State party, in accordance with international law, including by training border officials on the rights of the child and child-sensitive procedures;(f) Prohibit the immigration detention of migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children in law and ensure that legal prohibition is implemented in practice, and ensure effective alternatives to detention so as to allow children to remain with family members and/or guardians in non-custodial, community-based contexts, consistent with their best interests;(g) Prioritize the immediate transfer of asylum-seeking children and their families out of the Initial Reception Facility, and adopt permanent and sustainable resettlement options for refugees, particularly children and their families;(h) Transform the policy of granting temporary humanitarian protection to unaccompanied children into law so as to ensure their rights and best interests are protected even if they are not found to be in need of international protection.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

FedEx acquires rival TNT Express going to leverage investments in technology

first_imgAdvertisement FedEx Corporation has acquired TNT Express in a deal worth €4.4 billion.The acquisition combines the strengths of the companies – the world’s largest air express network and an unparalleled European road network, which will expand the existing FedEx portfolio and reshape the global transportation and logistics industry.“This acquisition is a significant accomplishment and marks the beginning of a new era, filled with promise for our people, customers and shareowners,” said Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO of FedEx. “We are proud to celebrate the joining of two iconic companies and the approximately 400,000 team members who are committed to serving customers around the world. – Advertisement – “The timing of this historic event is important, particularly in the current market environment where global e-commerce is growing at double-digit rates,” Smith added. “Adding TNT’s capabilities to our existing world-class suite of services, including GENCO and the recently relaunched FedEx CrossBorder, will further expand the ability of FedEx to support business connections around the world.“Over our 43 year history, FedEx has repeatedly reinvented and revolutionized the industry, from the first overnight express service backed by a money-back guarantee to the invention of internet shipping. And just as we revolutionized the U.S. domestic parcel business through the acquisition and development of what is now FedEx Ground, the acquisition of TNT will change the way customers view FedEx around the world,” Smith continued.“We believe that this strategic acquisition will add significant value for FedEx shareowners, team members and customers around the globe, particularly in Europe where we will establish a strong new competitor,” said Alan B. Graf, Jr., FedEx Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “The TNT team members bring 70 years of diverse experience, which combined with that of FedEx team members, will make this integration a success.”Now that FedEx has acquired TNT Express, the integration process will begin immediately. The FedEx track record of successful acquisition integrations globally will serve the combined companies well to leverage investments in technology, infrastructure, facilities and operational capabilities to position the combined companies for long-term growth and success.In the near term, customers can expect to interact with each company as they always have and receive the world-class service they have come to expect. Once the integration is complete, FedEx expects customers to enjoy an expanded global offering that draws upon the breadth of expertise from both companies.Together, FedEx and TNT Express will continue to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, further supporting the communities in which team members live and work, connecting even more people and possibilities.last_img read more

South African Team Emerged RunnersUp in the Mozillas Equal Rating Innovation Challenge

first_imgTim Genders; Chief Operating Officer of Project Isizwe is pictured presenting the ‘Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi’ to panel of judges at the Mozilla Equal Rating Innovation Challenge. (Photo Credit: Mozilla) Advertisement Mozilla, an open-source software firm behind the famous Firefox web browser, launched the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge in October 2016 as part of its endeavor to help catalyze new thinking and innovation for providing open internet access to communities living without it.A South African innovation team that participated in the challenge presenting their idea ‘Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi‘ were announced as the Runners Up for the winning a funding award of US$75,000 (roughly 272 million UGX) with the Overall winners been crowned to an innovation from India. The team from India presented Gram Marg Solution for Rural Broadband; an open source low-cost hardware prototype utilizing Television White Spectrum to provide affordable access to rural communities of India.The global competition by Mozilla called for creative and scalable ideas to provide affordable access to the full diversity of the open internet. – Advertisement – Mozilla offered awards, totaling to US$250,000 (roughly 903.8 million UGX) in funding and expert mentorship to bring these solutions to the market. It received 100 submissions from 27 countries where only five entries where finally shortlisted for the grand finale – Two entries were from South Africa, One from; India, Brazil, and Canada.The key goal of Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi is to create a sustainable business model by linking together free Wi-Fi networks throughout South Africa and engaging users meaningfully with advertisers so they can earn free Wi-Fi.Marlon Parker, Founder of Reconstructed Living Labs, on behalf of the jury said; “the teams approach towards community building, partnerships, developing local community entrepreneurs and inclusivity, with a goal of connecting some of the most marginalized communities, are all key factors in why they deserve this recognition and are leading the free Internet movement in Southern Africa.”In reaction to the Runner-Up award, Tim Genders; Chief Operating Officer of Project Isizwe, said; “Our next steps are to make free Wi-Fi scalable and self-sustaining through an advertising model. We want to make free Wi-Fi the new medium to get messages out to communities.”Tim Genders; Chief Operating Officer of Project Isizwe is pictured presenting the ‘Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi’ to panel of judges at the Mozilla Equal Rating Innovation Challenge. (Photo Credit: Mozilla)Mozilla started this initiative because they believed in the power of collaborative solutions to tackle big issues and wanted to take action and encourage change.“At Mozilla, our commitment to Equal Rating through policy, innovation, research, and support of entrepreneurs in the space will continue beyond this Innovation Challenge, but it will take a global community to bring all of the internet to all people,” Katharina Borchert; the Chief Innovation Officer at Mozilla said in press statement.[related-posts]South Africa’s other team; Zenzeleni Networks who also made it to the top 5 won USD$10,000 to develop their solution. Zenzeleni Networks is a bottom-up telecommunications co-operative model that allows the most disadvantaged rural areas of South Africa to self-provide affordable communications at a fraction of the cost offered by other operators.last_img read more

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa Coming To Nairobi in October – Calls For

first_imgPicture: Showing are the Kenyan software developers participating in a hackathon organised by Nokia in June 2012. However, Internet of Things has commanded the attention of developers and tech professionals alike. Image Credit: Developlocal Advertisement The African continent being rich with diversity – in language, culture, and perspectives – has fostered innovation and creativity across a broad spectrum of categories.US-based online publisher of tech industry news; TechCrunch is bringing its experience with Startup Battlefield sponsored by Menlo Park-based social networking firm, Facebook Inc., one of the world’s premier startup competitions, to Sub-Saharan Africa to discover great early stage companies that have created technology to solve problems and develop the ecosystem within the region.The online publishers are looking for the best early stage pre-launch startups to launch on their stage in Nairobi this October for a chance to win $25,000 (Roughly 90.6 million UGX) and automatic participation in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018. – Advertisement – Calling all Startups in Sub-Saharan Africa to apply in these categories:Productivity and Utility Startups with the product or service most likely to go into full commercial production and have the biggest impact on human potential and/or the largest exit.Social Good Startups with the product most likely to catalyze social development through technology.Gaming and Entertainment Startups with the product or service most likely to see wide consumer adoption and have either the biggest exit and/or impact on gaming and entertainment.EligibilityStartups from all verticals are eligible to participate in the Battlefield. In their most recent batch they had biotech, consumer web, battery tech, e-Commerce, cloud computing, bitcoin, connected health devices, emerging market connectivity, security and more represented.You must be a resident of one of: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, UGANDA, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Editor’s Note: Follow this link to APPLY. Applications should be sent in not later than July 14th at 5 p.m PST (3 a.m East African Time).last_img read more

The powerful Yello Box is bringing 247 electricity to Nigeria via your

first_imgAdvertisement In a world first, Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service and it is already transforming lives.The Y’ello Box is a solar electricity system that officially launched earlier this year and allows families and business owners to harness the power of the sun cheaply and efficiently, in a way we’ve never seen before.In homes, clinics, schools and businesses across Nigeria, people are running fans, charging phones, watching TVs and lighting rooms, all using affordable, reliable, clean electricity. The Y’ello Box is already powering the lives and businesses of more than one hundred thousand Nigerians. – Advertisement – Designed and operated by Lumos Mobile Electricity Service (www.Lumos-Global.com), the Y’ello Box provides electricity to customers 24 hours a day, which people pay for using their MTN mobile phone.It has proved itself to be the most reliable and affordable service on the market, with customers delighted at the switch from traditional fuel.1 of 3 Yuri Tsitrinbaum, CEO of the Lumos Mobile Electricity Service said: “People don’t have access to the power they need. Fuel is very expensive and other services are unreliable. The Y’ello Box saves customers money all while providing better and more reliable electricity. As Nigeria modernizes, our demand for power increases. It’s time we did more to harness the power of the sun. That is why the Y’ello Box is changing so many lives. It is affordable, it is reliable and paying by mobile phone makes it easy.[related-posts]“Lumos is growing rapidly across Nigeria, as we invest more money, create business opportunities for Nigerians and employ more and more people. Equally important is the fact that the service is improving the everyday operations of community centers like schools, health clinics and religious institutions,” added Tsitrinbaum.Distributed by APO on behalf of Lumos Global.last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Saturday

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Our new daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Saturday 21 September1.50 NewburyKassiano 6/4 > 5/42.40 AyrSingeur 16/1 > 12/1An Saighdiur 16/1 > 14/12.55 NewburySaxo Jack 7/1 > 6/13.15 AyrValonia 3/1 > 5/23.40 NewmarketBrockwell 8/1 > 11/23.50 AyrBaccarat 10/1 > 8/1Spinatrix 33/1 > 25/1In the football Newcastle (4/5 from 10/11) popular to beat Hull.last_img

Rule Britannia

first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Britannia Stadium hosts the visit of Liverpool this afternoon at 4.10pm and at around 1/2 it’s hard to summon up too much enthusiasm for Liverpool who have not won at Stoke in the league since November 1984 (D2, L3).Stoke are proving a hard side to beat at home. They have lost only once at home in the league this season and have held Manchester City and Everton to draws as well as beating Chelsea which also suggests Liverpool are too short.HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Aug 2013 Premier Liverpool 1-0 StokeDec 2012 Premier Stoke 3-1 LiverpoolOct 2012 Premier Liverpool 0-0 StokeMar 2012 FA Cup Liverpool 2-1 StokeJan 2012 Premier Liverpool 0-0 StokeOct 2011 Carling Cup Stoke 1-2 LiverpoolSep 2011 Premier Stoke 1-0 LiverpoolFeb 2011 Premier Liverpool 2-0 StokeNov 2010 Premier Stoke 2-0 LiverpoolJan 2010 Premier Stoke 1-1 LiverpoolStoke were 3-1 victors in the fixture at the Britannia last season and this season at Anfield could easily have finished 1-1 but for a last minute penalty save.There’s mixed news on Liverpool’s star players. Striker Daniel Sturridge is set to return after seven weeks on the sidelines with an ankle sprain.The England international returned to full training this week having not featured in a matchday squad since the Merseyside derby on November 23.But centre-back Daniel Agger has been ruled out for three to four weeks with a calf strain.Liverpool look far too short and I’m playing the DRAW on Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BET (1-10 points)5 points DRAW at around 7/2 with Star SportsRUNNING RETURN (JANUARY): -20.50 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

PREVIEW Everton v West Ham

first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hings are getting pretty desperate for Everton – so much show that a defeat and exit from the FA Cup at Goodison Park tonight could spell the end of the road for Roberto Martinez.The Toffees have now lost six of their last seven matches and fans will want to see a reaction tonight against a side they generally perform well against.Martinez said: “As a club we have all been disappointed by the results We now have three games at home and it is really important we support each other.“We need to get that positive result which would trigger our season and a bit of momentum, which I don’t think we have had.“It is time to help each other, help the players enjoy their football and we will get the reward from it because the talent and quality is there.“We are here to win games and build something for the future, not just for now, it is to build for the future and become a winning team.”Tonight’s rivals West Ham have had a great run in the Premier League but found life a little harder over the Festive period when they had a tough set of matches that included defeats to Arsenal and Chelsea.The New Year didn’t start a lot better for West Ham who were held 1-1 at home against WBA.With due respect to Doncaster and Bristol City (who still need to resolve their third round game) both Everton and West Ham will see their next rivals as a fairly safe passage through to the fifth round.Everton v West HamFA Cup Third Round7.45pm LIVE ON BT SPORTHEAD TO HEAD(Maximum 10 matches)Nov 2014 Premier Everton 2-1 West HamMar 2014 Premier Everton 1-0 West HamSep 2013 Premier West Ham 2-3 EvertonMay 2013 Premier Everton 2-0 West HamDec 2012 Premier West Ham 1-2 EvertonJan 2011 Premier Everton 2-2 West HamDec 2010 Premier West Ham 1-1 EvertonApr 2010 Premier Everton 2-2 West HamNov 2009 Premier West Ham 1-2 EvertonMay 2009 Premier Everton 3-1 West HamLINE UPSEVERTON01 Robles23 Coleman06 Jagielka15 Distin08 Oviedo17 Besic18 Barry14 Naismith20 Barkley11 Mirallas10 LukakuWEST HAM13 Adrián18 Jenkinson02 Reid19 Collins03 Cresswell16 Noble04 Nolan21 Amalfitano11 Downing07 Jarvis31 E ValenciaThe column was on the money last night with both teams to score at Kingsmeadow and tonight it’s the draw that appeals most on Star Spreads at around 13/5.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK DRAW for 10 points at around 13/5 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 14.47 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

BENS BLOG Neeh Norr Neeh Norr Corporate Wally Alert

first_img[dropcap]O[/dropcap]h, Blog. I really have got a beauty for you this time. A roving undercover reporter, has informed me, of the following incident, at a big corporate firm, he has found himself working at…The “bookmaker” in question, was sponsoring, later that week, a 5f race. When a fellow member of the marketing department, saw this listed, and was preparing for it, they put forward the observation: “But surely a 5 feet race will be over very quickly?”. Yes. That is special. And it actually happened.REMEMBER: THESE WALLIES ARE NOW IN CHARGE OF AND RUNNING THE GAME.In other news:Harry Morgan, 29-31 St John’s Wood High Street, NW8 7NH. WEB SITE “Adequate” on all fronts. Easy, quick and convenient (and I will probably return, when urgently hungry, because of that). The chicken schnitzel and chips filled a hole. Not particularly cheap for what it is. 6Over and out, B xlast_img read more

DAVY RUSSELL Naas Sunday

first_img[dropcap]O[/dropcap]nwards to Naas on Sunday where there are two Graded races on the card and a big day for the track with them unveiling their new grandstand feature building and facilities.I have three booked rides:SundayNAASLES ARCEAUX 1.20pmMy fella won three times on the flat when trained by Johnny Murtagh and relished testing ground. Now with Henry de Bromhead he made a pleasing start to his hurdling career when a three quarters of a length second to me on Veneer Of Charm at Punchestown. The pair pulled nicely clear and I’m hoping it was an above average maiden hurdle. The Willie Mullins trained Sayo has some good French form and looks a real danger whilst Park Paddocks, the only debutant, should come on for the experience.ARCENFETE 1.50pm (Limestone Lad Hurdle)Has French flat form and a win over hurdles at Auteuil to his name so clearly has plenty of ability but has been off the course for a long while and we are dipping our toes in pretty deep water here in this Grade 3. He does school well though at home and can hopefully be competitive in a race where Duca De Thaix might be the one to beat.BILKO 3.50pmHasn’t won in 15 starts but that doesn’t tell the complete picture. He’s had several placed efforts and has the habit of running into some good horses. He’s the sort of horse that always gives you a glimmer of hope as he does have ability but it’s hard to be confident about him winning.YOUR SAYIf you have a question for Davy drop us a line at content@www.starsportsbet.co.uk and we’ll try and include in the next blog…BET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more