zoomImage Courtesy: DSME South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has received an order for a 174,000 cubic meter LNG carrier, the shipbuilder confirmed on May 14.Under the contract, received from an undisclosed Oceania shipowner, the vessel would be constructed at DSME’s Geoje Okpo shipyard.The shipyard is scheduled to deliver the LNG carrier, which is DSME’s fifth gas order this year, in the second half of 2021.So far in 2019, the Korean shipbuilding major secured an orderbook of 14 units with a value of USD 2.5 billion, representing 30% of its order target for this year.Apart from the five LNG carriers, the currents orderbook includes six crude oil carriers and three submarines.World Maritime News Staff
Nova Scotia’s 10,000 public school and community college teachers are providing high-quality education to the province’s students. World Teachers’ Day, today, Oct. 5, is an opportunity for all Nova Scotians to say thank you, says acting Education Minister Angus MacIsaac. “The commitment and dedication of Nova Scotia’s teachers should be applauded,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “Teachers are entrusted to guide our children’s futures, and they deserve our support. “Quality education depends on quality teaching and Nova Scotia is fortunate to have so many skilled professionals in its schools,” he said. “We owe them our thanks everyday of the year, not just on Oct. 5.” World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually to highlight the important role of teachers. The theme for 2005 is “Professional development to meet the needs of a changing world.”
VANCOUVER — Memories of vomiting, diarrhea and unrelenting stomach pain as he withdrew from opioids in prison had Rob MacDonald repeatedly asking for addiction treatment before he left a maximum-security facility but despite dozens of formal complaints, he says he didn’t get any help.“I was thinking, ‘Wow, I can’t believe I’m going out onto the street with this addiction,’” MacDonald said recently a week after being released on supervision from the Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B., his fourth facility in over a decade behind bars.MacDonald, 41, said he feared his 15-year opioid addiction would cause him to returned to crime while using illicit drugs on the outside so he tried desperately to get treatment from the federal prison service. “I put 150 requests in, probably 70 complaints, for a 15-month period, trying to tell them, ‘Put me on it. I need it before I get out. I want to get help, I don’t want to go back into the community in a high-risk situation, I don’t want to re-offend,’ ” he said from Halifax, where he lives in a halfway house.He said he complained to the warden and then appealed to the commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada. One of his complaints to the commissioner was upheld but he said he was placed on a wait list because there was a limit on the number of inmates receiving treatment.When he was incarcerated at British Columbia’s Kent Institution between 2017 and 2019 for drug-related offences and robbery, MacDonald said debilitating withdrawal symptoms had him seeking potentially deadly fentanyl-laced drugs that were smuggled into the prison.“At least eight guys died in the 17, 18 months I was at Kent,” he said.The Correctional Service linked MacDonald to a clinic in Halifax upon his release nearly two weeks ago and he is now prescribed the opioid substitute Suboxone. But he said he should have received the medication in prison as part of the agency’s treatment program, which also includes methadone, so he could focus on finding a construction job to get his life back on track.Ivan Zinger, Canada’s ombudsman for offenders, said the Correctional Service has failed to provide adequate addiction treatment, programs and staff at a time when more drugs are contaminated with fentanyl.“I think when you’re dealing with a large inmate population that has such a long history of substance abuse you should be providing an awful lot more treatment and programming in addition to opioid substitution therapy,” said Zinger, who called for the reallocation of funding to provide those services.“It’s unclear to me why the budget has remained the same and decreased in the past when clearly the number of incidents is increasing,” he said of overdoses that caused 41 deaths between 2010 and 2018.Zinger said programs such as counselling are provided just before offenders are released instead of throughout their incarceration.“That’s a problem when you have a highly addicted inmate population that has a lot of time on their hands and are in sometimes difficult conditions of confinement. They will find ways to bring in drugs.”The Correctional Service said in a statement that 66 per cent more prisoners have accessed treatment in the last two years, but a jump of 115 per cent has been recorded in the Pacific region, where the opioid crisis is most acute.It did not respond to requests for information on whether its budget will be increased to meet the demand for more treatment.Kent Elson, a lawyer for an offender at Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ont., said the Correctional Service did not accommodate his client’s disability of addiction so he filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission last November.Elson said his 50-year-old client, who is serving a four-year sentence, had been on methadone but alleges the medication was withheld without explanation for five days when he was transferred from another facility in November 2017.“He needed medical help and he got forced, cold-turkey withdrawal in a feces-smeared segregation cell and cruel mistreatment from guards. And it was so unbearable that he tried to kill himself three times,” Elson said from Toronto.While Correctional Service guidelines state a doctor is required to interview offenders before they are involuntarily tapered or cut off from methadone or Suboxone, Elson said his client was not seen by a physician.“This whole experience was incredibly traumatic and he ended up with PTSD,” he said.“The impact on him was terrible but everybody wins if prisoners get the right treatment. Suffering from PTSD is not going to make them easier to integrate back into society.”The Correctional Service did not respond to a request for comment on the human rights complaint filed by Elson or another from the Prisoners’ Legal Services. The B.C. group’s complaint was filed in June 2018 on behalf of offenders who accused the Correctional Service of discriminating against them.Nicole Kief, an advocate for the group, said about 100 inmates reported three main concerns: long wait lists for treatment, being cut off Suboxone after false accusations of diverting it and not receiving addiction counselling.“Of the people that I’ve talked to there has been a real sense of urgency, with people calling me and saying, ‘I’m worried about dying,’” she said.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.Camille Bains, The Canadian Press
They were accused of causing the financial loss by importing Carrom boards and checkers boards to be distributed to sports clubs during the last Presidential Election. A case was filed against former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage at the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar today.The case was filed by the Bribery Commission accusing Aluthgamage and former Sathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando of causing a financial loss to the Government amounting to Rs 53 million.
An early morning crash in Milton claimed the life of one and left three others in critical but stable condition.It happened just after 1 a.m. this morning on 5th Line, south of Britannia Road. The accident involved one vehicle. The Pontiac Grand Prix with two men and two women inside.Halton Police say the 18-year-old male driver was heading southbound on 5th Line when he lost control of the car. It flipped over, hitting a hydro pole and eventually coming to rest in a field on the west side of the road.The 17-year-old male passenger died at the scene, while the other three were taken to nearby trauma centres. Their conditions are said to be serious but stable.The collision reconstruction unit is investigating. They have said they will not release the names of the victims.
MIAMI — President Donald Trump is sparing no detail in touting the features that would make the Doral golf resort the ideal place for the next G-7 Summit — close to the airport, plenty of hotel rooms, separate buildings for every delegation.There’s just one detail he left out: He owns the place.Critics have long railed against the president’s company opening the doors of its Washington, D.C., hotel and other properties to foreign embassies and diplomats intent on currying favour with the White House.But they say Trump’s proposal made at the current G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, takes it to a whole new level because foreign governments would have no choice but to spend money at the president’s resort.Bernard Condon And Adriana Gomez Licon, The Associated Press
Some 350 representatives of 120 countries and the European Union gathered for the five-day meeting in Madrid (12-16 June), which was chaired by Francisco Mombiela, Director-General of Agriculture of Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a press release.“FAO is very satisfied with the outcome of the meeting. After years of negotiations, the Contracting Parties have concluded agreements that will now make it possible to implement the Treaty for the benefit of plant genetic resource donors and users alike,” said José Esquinas, Secretary of the Treaty.The UN agency estimates that some three quarters of the most important crops and forages have become extinct during the past hundred years. One of the main purposes of the Treaty is to conserve the remaining genetic diversity of cultivated plants for future generations.Mr. Esquinas also emphasised the contribution that the Treaty will make to attaining the UN Millennium Development Goals and to eradicating hunger.The next meeting of the Treaty’s governing body will be held in Rome, Italy, in the first half of 2007.
“The Secretary-General deeply regrets the inability of the international community, the region and the Syrians themselves to put a stop to this appalling conflict,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement marking three years since fighting began between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and various opposition groups seeking his ouster.Recalling that peaceful protests in 2011 demanding universal rights and freedoms for the Syrian people were met with “brutal force, escalating bloodshed and the devastation of civil war,” the UN chief appealed to all, as the conflict enters its fourth year, “to reflect upon the long and growing list of horrors taking place in Syria every day.” “Only a political solution will end the nightmare of the Syrian people,” Mr. Ban said appealing in particular to the Russian Federation and the United States, as the initiating States of the Geneva Conference on Syria, “to take clear steps to reenergize the Geneva process”.The basis of those talks is full implementation of an action plan adopted in the so-called Geneva Communiqué of 2012, the first international conference on the conflict, which calls for a transitional government to lead to free and fair elections.Two rounds of talks mediated by Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi, the first in January of this year followed by a second round in February, saw both sides sticking to their positions and yielded only modest cooperation on a humanitarian issue related to aid access in the long-besieged Old City of Homs.In today’s statement, Mr. Ban strongly urged the Syrian Government and opposition “to exercise responsibility, leadership, vision and flexibility to rise to the challenge”. “The Syrian people need a clean break from the past to move towards a new Syria where their legitimate aspirations are met and all communities are protected,” The Secretary-General said, urging the Syrian sides, as well as the regional and international actors, to work with Mr. Brahimi “to bring the tragedy in Syria to an end”.“Syria is now the biggest humanitarian and peace and security crisis facing the world, with violence reaching unthinkable levels,” Mr. Ban said, adding that Syria’s neighbours are increasingly bearing the “unbearable humanitarian, security, political and socio-economic effects”.Well over 100,000 people have been killed and an estimated 9 million others driven from their homes. In addition, there are currently more than 2.4 million refugees registered in the region: some 932,000 in Lebanon; 574,000 in Jordan; some 613,000 in Turkey; 223,000 in Iraq; and about 134,000 in Egypt, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). “The effects and threats of this conflict will only grow and spread,” he warned, unless a political solution is reached.Over the past year, this conflict saw “the worst use of weapons of mass destruction in the 21st century”, Mr. Ban said, with the use of chemical weapons whose destruction has been ordered by 30 June by the UN Security Council and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).This removal and destruction of this programme is now more than one-third of the way completed, according to recent comments from Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the Joint OPCW-UN Mission. In addition to the deadly violence, Mr. Ban has also noted that world’s cultural heritage is under “grave threat”. The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, and other senior officials, have repeatedly called for the preservation of the country’s cultural heritage sites.Syria already has six sites inscribed to the World Heritage List: the ancient cities of Aleppo, Bosra and Damascus, ancient villages of northern Syria, Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din, and the site of Palmyra.Twelve additional sites were being considered for admission to the agency’s List before the fighting broke out. Ms. Bokova is expected to issue a statement on this aspect of the crisis later today.
Industrial agriculture might seem good on paper, but the trend of reducing biodiversity in the name of profits is harmful to communities.Liette Vasseur, a Brock University Professor of Biology, says many species of vegetable and fruit plants that have fed communities around the world for generations are being phased out to make room for large commercial crops such as coffee, tea, wheat and canola because of the strong international market demands.“When heritage crops are lost, we reduce genetic diversity,” she says. “We know that native species that have been there for a long time are often more adaptable to local conditions and may respond better to changing conditions, especially those coming from climate change.”Liette VasseurVasseur is part of an international team that researches ways of connecting plant biodiversity to agricultural systems in communities in Ecuador and Canada, and examining how this relates to climate change.The team’s project, “Agro-biodiversity, Nutrition and Sustainable Marketing of Heritage Crops in Ecuador and Canada,” is headed by Brian McLaren, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources Management at Lakehead University.Vasseur said the profits gained by replacing heritage crops with commercial crops, or even non-food products such as cotton and tobacco, are often short lived.In one particular community the Brock researcher was working with, the government encouraged farmers to replace their heritage crops with potatoes to meet high demand.“All the farmers started growing potatoes,” she says. “The problem is the market got saturated, and when that happened, they can’t get a good price for their potatoes. It has been the same for quinoa.”Not only does that translate into less income, but it means fewer nutritional food choices for families.The research team was recently awarded $660,000 from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program. As a co-applicant, Vasseur will receive a portion of that fund.Under the project, Vasseur and several graduate students at Brock will work with researchers, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from Lakehead and Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo university in Ecuador.The team will look at how communities in that country, as well as in Ontario, can expand their food production by preserving their heritage crops and growing various species of crops together.Having a wider selection of crops will increase communities’ access to nutritious food while protecting the environment, says Vasseur.“The community we’re working with in Ecuador is gradually losing its original biodiversity and has overused agrochemicals,” she explains. “Now they’re having issues with water shortages and decreased water quality because of fertilizers and pesticides.”The research team’s activities include:Documenting how small-scale agricultural production enables farmers to adapt to climate change and conserve biodiversityDescribing opportunities and barriers related to farm-based agro-biodiversity conservationUnderstanding changes in consumer attitudes, nutrition and well-being associated with new marketing methods and logistics, such as e-commerce, organic co-operatives, and the promotion of traditional food culture
Suspended players return Ohio State coach Luke Fickell confirmed Tuesday that junior running back Jordan Hall, sophomore defensive back Corey Brown and junior defensive back Travis Howard will be available for Saturday’s game at Ohio Stadium against the Toledo Rockets (1-0). Hall, Brown and Howard were suspended Thursday for receiving impermissible benefits of $300 or less each at a charity event they attended earlier in the year, according to an athletic department press release. Fickell said he was unsure if the players could be assessed additional suspensions later in the season. “They’re available, that’s all I know,” Fickell said. “We’re going to move forward with the guys that are available, and if something comes up, something comes up.” Redshirt sophomore linebacker Jordan Whiting will also return to OSU’s lineup Saturday. Whiting is the first of five players to return to the Buckeyes after being suspended in December 2010 for selling OSU football memorabilia in exchange for improper benefits. The other four players — DeVier Posey, Mike Adams, Dan Herron and Solomon Thomas — still have four games remaining in their respective suspensions. Scarlet and Gray ascend in the polls After its 42-0 victory against Akron on Saturday, OSU jumped three spots in the Associated Press’ Top 25 poll to No. 15. The Buckeyes leapfrogged Michigan State, which maintained its No. 17 position in the AP’s ranking after its 28-6 home win against Youngstown State of the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision. Wisconsin climbed three spots in the poll to No. 8 and simultaneously overtook Nebraska, which maintained its No. 10 ranking. Penn State rounded out the Big Ten’s presence in the AP poll, grabbing the No. 23 spot after beating Indiana State, 41-7, in its season-opener. Trio of Buckeyes’ seniors named captains for Toledo game Quarterback Joe Bauserman, linebacker Andrew Sweat and defensive back Nate Ebner will act as OSU’s captain’s against the Rockets on Saturday. “It’s extremely exciting, especially being a senior,” Ebner said of his selection as a game captain. “Knowing I can lead the guys out there, it’s a great opportunity. It’s humbling and I’m proud. Buckeye broiler Fickell said that the temperature on the field during Saturday’s game against Akron at the ‘Shoe was 130 degrees. “I think we lost two officials before the game even got rolling,” Fickell said of the excessive heat. “That was adversity we needed to see.” Saturday’s game at the ‘Shoe against Toledo kicks off at noon, and weather.com is forecasting a high temperature of 74 degrees with scattered thunderstorms.
A former chef has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two women, five years apart, including his girlfriend who died after he rolled over as they slept.Robert Trigg, then 47, was ruled at an inquest to have accidentally crushed 52-year-old Susan Nicholson after they cuddled up on a sofa in April 2011.But after new forensic evidence emerged, a re-investigation into how she died was begun earlier this year, and Sussex Police have now linked Ms Nicholson’s death with that of 35-year-old Caroline Devlin five years earlier.A post-mortem examination following Ms Devlin’s death in March 2006 found she died from natural causes and, as a result, an inquest was not held into her death.Ms Nicholson died at her flat in Rowlands Road, Worthing, West Sussex, and Ms Devlin in Cranworth Road, Worthing – the same seaside town where Trigg, now 52, lives.Ms Devlin, a mother of four, was found dead in bed after being brought a surprise breakfast on Mother’s Day, according to a local news report at the time of her death.At the 2011 inquest into Ms Nicholson’s death, West Sussex coroner Michael Kendall said there was no evidence she had been the victim of violence and recorded her death as an accident.Trigg, whose name was confirmed by sources, has been freed on police bail until February 20 pending further inquiries by the Surrey and Sussex major crime team.A Sussex Police statement said: “The arrest follows a re-investigation which began earlier this year of the death of Susan Nicholson which, following a police investigation in 2011, an inquest had found to have been accidental.”They have also investigated the death of Caroline Devlin, which was found at the time in 2006 to have resulted from natural causes following a post-mortem. There was therefore no inquest into this death.”This current investigation followed new forensic information we received about the 2011 death, which may have some features in common with the 2006 death.”Families of both deceased have been kept informed about the investigations and are also being kept informed about this latest development.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
But the same amount of pease pudding will now lasts her a week, as younger Londoners turn their back on it. The dish, made with split peas and carrots and often eaten with ham or bacon, was at one stage served across London but is now found in only a handful of cafes and restaurants. Mrs Paul, whose family… At Ivy’s, an East End cafe in Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market, Lorraine Paul used to get through 13 batches on a single Saturday. Now, however, pease pudding has fallen off the menu in all but its northern eastern heartlands, leaving connoisseurs and food historians bemoaning its decline. It was once part of the staple diet of many families, its praises sung by children up and down the land.
[Bilal Hussein/AP/Press Association Images]More than 126,000 people have been killed in the war pitting forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad against rebels fighting to topple his family’s four-decade-old regime.Around 2.4 million refugees have already fled, mainly to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.‘Worst crisis’ in decadesThe strain on countries hosting refugees is projected to worsen next year, with OCHA now predicting the number of refugees will nearly double to 4.1 million in 2014.OCHA said it and other international aid agencies and organisations would need a record $12.9 billion to help some 52 million people affected by 17 major crises around the world in 2014.Nearly half of that amount will go to the Syrian conflict, with €3.12 billion needed for aid inside Syria and €5.78 billion needed for the refugees and their host communities in the region.WFP said it was stepping up food aid next year and would also provide supplements to around 240,000 toddlers aged 6-23 months, to ensure they do not suffer from malnutrition.Humanitarian aid is loaded onto a plane for Syrian refugees in Irbil airport, Iraq [STR/AP/Press Association Images]“This is the worst humanitarian crisis that we have seen in decades, with every day more vulnerable Syrians pushed into hunger,” said WFP Syria emergency coordinator Muhannad Hadi.The opposition Syrian National Coalition meanwhile accused the Assad regime of deliberately targeting civilians with the explosive barrel attacks.The regime “is trying, through a savage campaign against Aleppo, to take revenge and spread chaos in civilian areas” of rebel-controlled zones, it said.The UN Children’s Fund also condemned the attacks, with regional director Maria Calivis saying “it is absolutely unacceptable for children to be targeted in this manner.”© – AFP 2013Read: Syrian ‘barrel bombs’ kill 76 people including 28 childrenRead: “America stands with you,” John McCain tells Ukraine protesters THE UNITED NATIONS is appealing for a record €17.8 billion in emergency aid, half of which is for victims of Syria’s war, which is expected to generate another two million refugees next year.Today’s appeal comes as dozens of people were reportedly killed in Aleppo after regime war-planes dropped barrels packed with explosives on rebel-held districts of the northern city, a focal point of the 33-month war.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 76 people died yesterday, among them 28 children, in the highest toll for air raids since the war started, while 10 others, including four children, were killed by the same weapons today.A fifth child was killed today when a shell struck a school in a regime-held neighbourhood, according to the Britain-based Observatory, which relies on activists and medics on the ground for its reports.The UN’s humanitarian agency OCHA, which launched the appeal for emergency aid, said the funds are needed for 2014, when the number of Syrian refugees in the Middle East will nearly double to exceed four million.Aid will also be needed for another 9.3 million people inside the war-ravaged country, it said.A Syrian refugee boy fetches water at a refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon [Bilal Hussein/AP/Press Association Images]“This is a tragedy,” lamented Antonio Guterres, who heads the UN refugee agency UNHCR. He described Syria’s war and its regional impact as “the most dangerous crisis for global peace and security since World War II”.The UN’s World Food Programme said that almost half Syria’s population of 23 million “is food insecure” while nearly a third “need urgent, life-saving food assistance.”It echoed the assessment of other organisations on the plight of Syrians inside the country and in refugee camps across the Middle East, which have been battered by inclement weather over the past week.The International Rescue Committee, an NGO, said the price of bread in Syria has soared by 500 percent since March 2011, while the cost of blankets, at €37, is prohibitively high, amounting to “93 per cent of the average monthly income”.
Greece’s Parliament approved in the early hours of Monday the country’s new loan agreement with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund despite more than 40 PASOK and New Democracy MPs voting against the terms of the deal. Out of 300 lawmakers, 278 cast their ballot following several hours of intense debate. Of those, 199 voted ‘yes’ in principle, while 74 voted ‘no’ and five voted ‘present’. The rest did not vote. Twenty two PASOK MPs and 21 New Democracy deputies voted against the bill. In both cases, thoe lawmakers were expelled from their parties. Former Transport Minister Makis Voridis and Deputy Mercant Marine Minister Adonis Georgiadis went against the line of their party, Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), by voting for the bill. Both were expelled. It was the first time in Greek parliamentary history that so many lawmakers were ousted from their parties on the same night. The vote followed a tense debate in Parliament about the terms of the agreement, which include unpopular measures such as a 22 percent cut to the minimum wage and further reductions in pensions. Prime Minister Lucas Papademos repeated his warning that if Greece did not take up the new loan agreement, it would face a “catastrophic” disorderly default. The debate was overshadowed by an outbreak of rioting in central Athens that led to several buildings being set on fire and a number of shops being looted. “Vandalism and destruction have no place in a democracy and will not be tolerated,» Papademos told Parliament. “I call on the public to show calm. At these crucial times, we do not have the luxury of this type of protest. I think everyone is aware of how serious the situation is.” More than 50 protesters and some 40 policemen were injured in the clashes, which disrupted a peaceful protest attended by tens of thousands of people. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Acer : premier vendeur de PC en EuropeEurope – Acer est la marque qui s’est le plus vendue en Europe lors du dernier trimestre 2009. L’entreprise américaine a su tirer son épingle du jeu, dans un marché qui a connu un regain de croissance malgré la crise.Le dernier trimestre 2009 a connu une croissance du marché du PC, à l’inverse du reste de l’année, spécialement en France, en Allemagne et en Angleterre. Acer est devenu le numéro un des vendeurs de PC en Europe, devant HP : la firme américaine a en effet vendu 4,6 millions d’ordinateurs (+33,9%) alors que HP, leader mondial, en a écoulés 4,3 millions (-7,5%). Dell complète le podium avec ses 2 millions de ventes. Le marché français s’est mieux comporté en fin d’année. Les PC portables représentent 64% des ventes sur le territoire et les netbooks sont en progression. Apple a fait un bond en affichant une augmentation de 43,5% par rapport au dernier trimestre 2008 avec 182.000 unités vendues. La firme à la pomme passe ainsi à la cinquième place devant Toshiba. En 2009, 10,8 millions d’ordinateurs ont été vendus en France, soit une augmentation de 1,7%. L’apport de Windows 7 dans les entreprises pourrait doper le marché en 2010.Le 18 février 2010 à 12:23 • Emmanuel Perrin
The Camas School District was granted a waiver for four snow days by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the district announced Tuesday.District officials canceled 10 days of school due to winter weather. In January, the district announced plans for making up lost instructional hours, which included turning nonattendance days into regular student attendance days, changing three early-release days into full days and changing four late-start days into full days.“The district requested the waiver for four of the ten days to reduce potential hardships for high school students who depend on summer employment, employees who enroll in continuing education programs and families who have planned and purchased summer vacation travel,” read a release posted on the district’s website Tuesday.The district also changed the last day of school, June 26, into a full day. With the waiver, June 26 will remain the last day of school. In January, Superintendent Jeff Snell said it was important to Camas officials to not change graduation dates. With the waiver, the district won’t have to change them.Washington requires 180 days of instruction or a district average of 1,027 instructional hours. Making up all 10 of the canceled days would have exhausted the makeup dates built into the school calendar, and extended the school year until June 30 while also pushing back graduation dates.The release also says high schools will provide activities for senior participation in order to reach their required makeup days, and schools will provide details on those opportunities.
Paul Pogba has admitted he was lucky to have scored after missing from 12 yards and suggested he may have to change his approach to penalties.The Frenchman saw his spot-kick saved by Jordan Pickford, only to calmly slot in from the rebound to give United the lead.Pogba also saw his effort saved earlier this season after Joe Hart thwarted him at Turf Moor earlier in the campaign.Liverpool 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.And despite United’s 2-1 win over the Toffees, Pogba admits he will need to think about a change in his technique.“I was lucky,” he told the Mirror. “The important thing is it went in and I scored the goal, good for us and me. After we carried on and had other chances, most important thing was the win.“I always try and destabilize the keeper, maybe they know how I take penalties, maybe I should practice to change it, if the keepers know my step.”
After his involvement in United’s 2-1 defeat at Valencia, midfielder Andreas Pereira has revealed his hunger for more playing time under Jose Mourinho.Pereira played 90 minutes at Valencia on Tuesday, the first time he has featured for full time since United’s first game of the season against Leicester City.Speaking after United’s 2-1 defeat at the Mestalla, the 22-year-old was happy to get some playing time but wants to become a regular member of the squad.“I’m hungry for more. I’m trying to do my best, to keep being involved in and out, each and every week,” Andreas told the club’s website.“It was good for me to be involved, to get some minutes. It was difficult at the start because of the match rhythm, but I did my best. It was, unluckily, not our night tonight.“[I was] a little bit rusty but, after a few minutes, it went better and better. But I think each game would get better and better.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 2, 2017 – Providenciales – The overall performance of the destination for the first-half of 2017 is supported predominantly by a noted rebound in the cruise sector. In fact, Grand Turk has just been named a Top Rated Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda Cruise Destination in Cruise Critic’s 2017 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The awards are given based entirely on consumer feedback submitted on the Cruise Critic website over the past year. Consumers rated the Grand Turk port for attractions and activities available within walking distance of the ship, the shopping, and the beauty of the beach. While this upturn is very encouraging, there is still need for much improvement in the cruise sector. The Tourist Board expects the cruise sector will continue to hold strong for the second half of the year.As the destination enters the off-peak season (summer), the slight decline in stopover arrivals experienced in the month of June is of vital interest. According to CTO, travel to the Caribbean is expected to slow somewhat this year, following a mixed 2016 in which hotel performance was generally down but arrivals from most key markets were up. For the first time in recent years, the destination recorded a decline in its largest source market. Several trends/ factors may have affected this including: The Trump Effect – Americans are choosing to ‘Make America Great Again’ by opting for staycations over international travel. Travelzoo’s Spring 2017 Travel Trends Survey (Feb. 2017), finds that nearly 60% of Americans will travel domestically for their primary vacation this year. Additionally, a recent survey by Skift, the largest industry intelligence platform providing media, insights and marketing to key sectors of travel, 42% of Americans aren’t taking a vacation this summer.American travelers are also showing an interest in long weekends to Europe, with new low-cost carriers like WOW Air and Norwegian offering the most competitive fares to Europe in recent history – $500 or less. Nonetheless, we are optimistic that stopover arrivals throughout the summer months, and the second half of the year, will remain stable in comparison to last year. The ease of accessibility and frequency of flights from most major gateways in the U.S. makes the Turks and Caicos attractive for the last-minute vacation planners who will book trips in the coming days.We are thrilled to see increased arrivals from all other source markets for the first-half of 2017 and we are optimistic that these numbers will remain steady throughout the remainder of the year.Press Release: Ministry of Tourism Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas, September 5th, 2017 – Nassau – POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE IRMA MOVING TOWARD THE LEEWARD ISLANDS.A HURRICANE WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF INAGUA, ACKLINS AND CROOKED ISLAND, MAYAGUANA, LONG CAY, SAMANA CAY, RAGGED ISLAND AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS COULD AFFECT THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS WITHIN 48 HOURS.AT 11AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRMA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.8 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 58.4 DEGREES WEST OR ABOUT 225 MILES EAST OF ANTIGUA, 920 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, 1025 MILES SOUTHEAST OF INAGUA, 1080 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CROOKED ISLAND AND 1363 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW PROVIDENCE.HURRICANE IRMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT ABOUT 14 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST TONIGHT. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CORE OF IRMA IS FORECAST TO MOVE OVER PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS TONIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 180 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. IRMA IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE LIKELY DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO, BUT IRMA IS FORECAST TO REMAIN A POWERFUL CATEGORY FOUR OR FIVE HURRICANE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 160 MILES FROM THE CENTER.RESIDENTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MAKE PREPARATIONS AS THEY CAN BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE IRMA BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE BAHAMAS ARE ADVISED TO SERIOUSLY BEGIN MAKING PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE IRMA SHOULD THE NEED ARISE. EXTENSIVE FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED AS IRMA IS FORECAST TO PRODUCE UP TO 6 INCHES OF RAINFALL. STORM SURGE UP TO 10 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE CAN BE EXPECTED.SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS THROUGHOUT THE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD BEGIN TO SEEK SAFE HARBOUR FOR THEIR VESSELS.THE NEXT ALERT ON HURRICANE IRMA WILL BE ISSUED AT 3PM EDT ON TUESDAY.#PressRelease Recommended for you Related Items:#DepartmentofMeterology, #HurricaneAlert, #HurricaneIrma, #HurricaneWatch August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed