FEATURE Transition phase after conflict vital for success of humanitarian programmes

18 August 2009By the late 1990s Liberia appeared well on the road to recovery. A disastrous civil war had ended, democratic elections had been held, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) were beginning to return home, emergency humanitarian programmes were winding down and the focus turned to longer-term development. But within a few years a disastrous new civil was raging, the United Nations and other relief agencies had to rush back in again, and the whole raft of humanitarian emergency programmes had to be re-launched. As the UN marks the first annual World Humanitarian Day this month, with much of the focus on continuing emergencies, forgotten emergencies, and those that are under-funded because they have barely registered in the first place, there are also those that have moved beyond the urgent life-saving phase to longer-term development. But it is no easy walk in the park in this crucial transition stage, and the threat of relapse is ever-present. “Once peace has been attained and you emerge from the immediate crisis, the challenges are in a way much more profound because they are more complex and they’re more long-term and in my view that’s where we’ve really got to try and get it right,” UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Officer Sarah Muscroft tells the UN News Centre. “If you suddenly turn the tap off and people go back to their villages where they have nothing, they are left entirely bereft, and that’s when, of course, tensions begin to develop, reintegrating soldiers coming in, ex-combatants; the social cohesion doesn’t work, there’s no proper traditional justice programme set up, there isn’t the strengthening of governance at the local level,” she says. “That’s where you can really make mistakes, and that then of course creates conditions ripe for discontent and rebellion and civil unrest and spiralling back into feeding militia groups, rebel groups,” she adds, citing Liberia as “a classic case in point” and underscoring the UN’s redoubled focus on peace-building in the immediate aftermath of conflict in countries in so-called transition. “In the mid-‘90s we thought we’d solved the crisis and Charles Taylor was elected as the President of Liberia in free and democratic elections, but slowly the country unravelled again back into conflict, and we had to go back in again and rebuild everything again.” Another example is Liberia’s neighbour, Sierra Leone, which likewise spiralled back into exceptionally brutal fighting when the end of one civil war in the 1990s and the holding of elections provided but an illusory, temporary lull. “We see the transition period as the critical period,” Ms. Muscroft says, calling the immediate humanitarian response “very much quick fix, it’s band-aid,” such as when food is rushed in to keep people alive and the focus is on getting social services in place. Early recovery targets much longer-term goals – for instance, using food as part of reconstruction efforts, or rebuilding schools instead of setting up makeshift facilities. “In the height of a crisis the WFP (UN World Food Programme) will be giving basic food rations to the populations that are displaced,” she explains. “As it moves into a longer-term recovery mode, they’ll start shifting their programming and giving food for work programmes, whereby you’ll get community members helping to rebuild villages or roads, and they get food rations as their payment. So they basically reorient their programming, and they do school feeding programmes.” Countries that in the past decade have or are transitioning out of the emergency humanitarian phase include Angola, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Nepal, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste and Uganda. read more

Afghanistans first free presidential election campaign kicks off

The Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) issued a statement declaring that campaigning began at 7am today and ends on the morning of 7 October, two days before more than 10.5 million registered Afghan voters – including at least 4.3 million women – are scheduled to cast their ballots.”The political campaign must be based on the principles of freedom of expression and conducted in a climate free of intimidation, which allows for democratic debates and discussion,” the statement read.JEMB said it has established a media commission to monitor reporting during the election campaign and to probe possible breaches of the media code of conduct, which calls for fair and balanced reporting and promotes retractions and rights to reply.The presidential election is Afghanistan’s first poll since the UN Assistance Mission to the country (UNAMA) was set up to help reconstruction following a quarter century of war and Taliban misrule. National and local parliamentary elections are scheduled for next April.UNAMA spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva, briefing reporters on Sunday in Kabul, said there are also regulations in place requiring free and equal access to candidates on state-run media.He also said the budget to run the elections now has more than $58 million, thanks to contributions from the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Finland, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Japan and Germany. read more

UNESCO adopts Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights

Beyond the well-established principles of informed consent and confidentiality, social responsibility, including improved access to quality health care, figures high in a new Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).“While it is still up to States to create legal texts and instruments appropriate to their cultures and tradition, the general framework proposed by the Declaration can help ‘globalize’ ethics in the face of the increasingly globalized sciences,” UNESCO said of the text adopted by acclamation at its General Conference’s 33rd session in Paris yesterday. “The Declaration meets a genuine and growing need for international ethical standards in this area,” it added citing the proliferation of practices that go beyond national borders, often without a regulatory framework such as biomedical research projects carried out simultaneously in different countries and the importing and exporting of embryos, stem cells, organs, tissue and cells. The first principle established by the Declaration is the respect of human dignity and human rights, emphasizing the priority of the interests and welfare of the individual over the sole interest of science or society.Beyond the already well-established principles of informed consent, respect for privacy and confidentiality, non-discrimination and non-stigmatization, UNESCO said the notion of social responsibility was new. “It stresses that progress in science and technology should promote the well-being of individuals and of humanity, notably by improving access to quality health care and essential medicines as well as to adequate nutrition and water,” it added. “The principle of sharing benefits is also affirmed… as is the safeguarding of the environment, the biosphere and biodiversity.”The Declaration is the third standard-setting text on bioethics adopted by UNESCO. The first, the 1997 Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights, was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1998. It was followed by the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data in 2003 that sets ethical standards for collecting, processing, storing and using human genetic data contained in biological samples such as blood, tissue, saliva and sperm. read more

New BoE governor makes mark at first policy meeting all 9 ratesetters

by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press Posted Jul 17, 2013 6:39 am MDT New BoE governor makes mark at first policy meeting; all 9 rate-setters vote for status quo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – The arrival of the Bank of England’s new governor has prompted an immediate change in the voting behaviour of the central bank’s policymaking panel, with all nine members deciding to maintain the status quo, minutes to their meeting earlier this month showed Wednesday.The minutes were eagerly anticipated as analysts try to work out what change Mark Carney brings to proceedings. His vote to keep policy unchanged contrasts with the recent stance of his predecessor, Mervyn King, who had been voting for another monetary stimulus alongside two other rate-setters in order to shore up the U.K. economic recovery.As well as keeping the 375 billion pounds ($579 billion) stimulus unchanged, the nine policymakers voted unanimously to keep the Bank’s main interest rate at 0.5 per cent.A statement issued with the decision earlier this month said there was no need for a policy change because market pressures would help inflation fall back toward the bank’s 2 per cent target — the Bank is tasked with setting policy to achieve the target. Figures Tuesday showed inflation running at 2.9 per cent in the year to June.By explaining their rationale, policymakers departed from their previous practice and underlined Carney’s interest in making the bank’s decisions more transparent. The minutes, published almost two weeks after the decision, have as a result lost some of their previous power to drive sentiment though the voting pattern will always be of interest.Carney, who became governor on July 1, issued forward guidance on interest rates during his previous job as head of the Bank of Canada — the idea being that people would be more likely to borrow if they knew rates were going to remain low.Vicky Redwood, chief U.K. economist at Capital Economics, said the united front revealed in the minutes suggests that Carney has persuaded the committee that forward guidance is a better policy tool than another stimulus. The Bank has been pumping money into the British economy on and off since March 2009, in the hope that it will lower long-term interest rates and encourage banks to lend, thereby boosting economic activity.“Admittedly, some members still think more stimulus is required and just wanted to wait for August’s Inflation Report, when a range of policy options would be discussed,” Redwood said in a note. “Nonetheless, it perhaps looks as though a more formal form of forward guidance is as much as we will get next month.”The decision to keep policy unchanged has come at a time when some economic indicators are predicting a pick-up in the pace of the British economic recovery. Jobs data, also released Wednesday, added to that seeming trend. The Office for National Statistics said the unemployment rate in May fell to 7.8 per cent in the three months to May, 0.2 percentage point lower than the previous two-month period. read more

Industry leaders predict China will continue Australias current mining boom for foreseeable

first_imgChina remains the “main game” in the current global demand for resources, Australian mining industry stalwart Owen Hegarty said yesterday. Speaking in Adelaide on the first day of the annual Australian Resources Chinese Investment Congress (ARCIC), being held at the National Wine Centre, Hegarty, said as the world continued its long period of economic expansion, “emerging” markets – with China leading the pack – were the future. China was currently enjoying what he labelled “China GQ” – China’s Growth Quintella – which was benchmarked around:An accelerating consumption from a growing middle classA metal intensive stage of economic developmentThe largest urban migration in world historyMassive infrastructure developmentA social and political imperative.“China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is unstoppable at present……it will double within five years and quadruple within 10 years,” said Hegarty, the former founder and CEO of Oxiana, and now Executive Vice Chairman of G-Resources Group.A continuation of higher and more volatile metal prices has been predicted as the China growth surge continues to impact Australian and international commodities, according to a key research house. The prediction was matched by a forecast of China needing to move to one billion tonnes of steel consumption by 2020. Speaking in Adelaide on the first day CRU Group Associate Consultant, Dr Allan  Trench, said metals prices had increased dramatically over the past 10 years, with star performers in the non-ferrous metal group being lead, copper and tin. “Aluminium and zinc prices have been more subdued but nevertheless they too have seen substantial price increases,” Trench said. “Over this period, we have also seen an increase in price volatility and CRU expects a continuation of that trend – higher and more volatile metals prices – driven primarily by generated by China’s consumption of metal. This has been a dramatic lift – up from 10% of global consumption (for the non-ferrous metals i.e. excluding steel) to more than 40% currently. China’s transformation – modernisation, industrialisation, urbanisation and development – will continue to take a greater share of metal consumption into the medium term forecast period. There was a step change in the pace of growth following the 2008 recession but China’s growth is expected to continue because industrialisation is metal intensive.“China’s consumption growth, while also cyclical like elsewhere, remains positive strong. Its steel and aluminium industries are strategically important to its development path and in those sectors, it has developed an export capacity – a factor that has kept these particular metals prices from globally rising to the highs seen across other metal commodities.  The downside for China is that that comes at the expense of imports of such raw materials as iron ore, coal, alumina and bauxite”.Trench said this export import equation had created opportunities for low cost Australian and other overseas producers, even despite variations in cash costs and metals exchange pricing. “Mining houses wishing to fill this market space can’t do ‘everything’ simultaneously and that has created room for smaller scale commodity-specific producers to add to contestable supply, particularly for copper, nickel, iron ore, coking coal and zinc – and bearing in mind it can take ten years between discovery and a working mine.“It is our strong view that Australia needs more mining investment now – for the long term – particularly to satisfy Asian – and that means Chinese – demand. There are some bottlenecks around managing the most commercially viable projects but our predictions suggest that Chinese steel demand could easily rise above 1 billion tonnes by 2020.“We expect robust global demand growth for steel in the long term as while China is currently consuming around 500 kg of steel per person per year, further increases in steel intensity can be expected based on lower-income provinces, potentially following the pattern of consumption in higher-income, largely coastal, provinces. “CRU would therefore confidently expect per capita steel consumption in China to drive upwards towards 750 kg per person in the coming years and likewise as income per capita increases are seen in India, Russia, Brazil and other developing economies, so steel use is expected to ramp up, following a similar path to the now fully industrialized countries. This demonstrates the potential of many nations to drive forward global steel consumption in the coming years, and more than that, make up for little to no growth beyond pre-crisis levels in more developed countries.”However, there was a warning from the ANZ’s Senior Economist, Shane Lee. Long-term under-investment in infrastructure in fully urbanised western countries, paired with emerging strong urban growth in China, Asia and India and its associated commodities demand, is fuelling the pressure and ability on Australia to lift its own infrastructure investment levels, according to this senior banking economist. He said it was preferable if certain financial resources were dedicated to infrastructure despite economic cycles.“There is a very direct and strong link for example between domestic and export demand for steel and concrete needed for infrastructure and demand for our raw resources but as economies grow, so too needs to be an adequate and competitive level of infrastructure investment,” Lee said. “As a guide, for advanced economies like Australia, we need to be allocating around 1% of GDP to roads, about 0.5% GDP to electricity, a similar investment in telecommunications and around 0.2% on rail networks.“Overall, we should be looking at a total infrastructure spend per annum of around 2.5% GDP. There has been a pickup in such domestic infrastructure investment since 2005 and we should expect much higher energy infrastructure spends in coming years driven by the large LNG projects in Western Australia and Queensland. However, this pickup is against a background where the statistical data available suggests the age of our infrastructure assets since 1972 increased considerably from 16 years to 21 years, with only minor pullbacks from about 2003 – but the trend is improving.“With major new mining and energy projects now underway, the infrastructure investment outlook for 2014 is extremely strong and still strong going into 2015. It gets a little clouded after that as we are unsure just which of the mooted big projects will actually get underway between 2013 and 2015 – and we should expect that that will create some policy issues for the Reserve Bank and policy makers.”Lee pointed particularly to an ongoing strong outlook for Australia’s coal and agricultural exports, and a rebound next year in national GDP after flood impacts of this year.“Future structural change to accommodate commodities demand in parallel with infrastructure investment will require this change to be accommodated by policy makers to ensure efficiencies particularly in our sea port and rail export networks.”last_img read more

Lopetegui Ramos will miss Real Madrids Champions League match

first_imgReal Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui announced that Sergio Ramos will not feature in tonight’s Champions League game at CSKA MoscowThe Real captain sustained a small cut in Saturday’s 0-0 derby draw with city rivals Atletico Madrid, although Lopetegui insists that Ramos is simply being rested for tonight.“He’s played 125 minutes more than anyone else and I’ve decided to rest him for this one. There are times when you have to rest, so as to be able to feature in the other games. His hamstrings will thank him for the rest,” said Lopetegui on the club website.Los Blancos are now hoping to put a terrible week behind them by following up their 3-0 win over AS Roma a fortnight ago with another three points at Moscow.But Lopetegui will not be taking last season’s Russian Premier League runners-up lightly.“It’ll be a really tough game against a side of real pedigree. We’ll overcome the challenges with the players that we’ve got available,” he said.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We’re up against a side that are on a really good run and who managed to beat Viktoria Plzen. We’ll have to see how they set up tomorrow. They usually go with a five-man backline but they’re capable of switching to four at the back.“They’ve got some top players, the likes of [Alán] Dzagoev, and tomorrow they’re sure to put in a big performance”.The match between CSKA and Real will take place at the VEB Arena with kick-off to start at 21:00 (CEST).🏟🇷🇺 Final preparations at the scene of tomorrow’s big match! #RMUCL pic.twitter.com/mDydi29ZpB— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) October 1, 2018last_img read more

Javi Gracia salutes Watfords amazing FA Cup win over Palace

first_imgWatford boss Javi Gracia paid tribute to his side’s display after booking their place in the FA Cup semi-finals by beating Crystal Palace 2-1.The Spaniard’s decision to rest several of his key players from last weekend’s 3-1 Premier League defeat to Manchester City paid off this afternoon as Watford embarked on a strong start at Vicarage Road.Etienne Capoue soon got Watford a deserved first-half lead in their quarter-final tie, before Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi equalised for Palace after the break upon snatching the ball from Adrian Mariappa and cooly putting the ball into the net.But the visitors were unable to build on their new-found momentum and were, therefore, punished in brutal fashion when substitute Andre Gray scored inside his first two minutes to send Watford into the semi-finals.Speaking after the victory, a clearly delighted Gracia paid tribute to the performance of his side and super-sub Gray for sending them into the last four of the FA Cup.“It is amazing for all of us, for the players, staff and supporters,” Gracia told BBC.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“It is an important day to have the chance to enjoy a semi-final, we are keeping the same level, competing well and that it is our target in this moment.“We put Andre Gray on the pitch, he always has a good chance to score and scores important goals for the team, he deserves it and I am happy for him.”Meanwhile, Palace boss Roy Hodgson was particularly disappointed by the outcome and felt that the conditions were pretty much against his side right from the start.“It was a close game, once again a game at this stage of the season affected by conditions – the wind was difficult, and you can’t get the ball down on the ground as much,” said the 71-year-old.“At half-time, there wasn’t much to say – they had a lot of corners and used the wind to their advantage.“In the second half we played a lot better, got a deserved equaliser and we were looking like it could be us to get the second goal. But, it was the opposite, a good goal from Gray wins it for Watford.”WATFORD, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Andre Gray of Watford celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on March 16, 2019 in Watford, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)last_img read more

End of the world just days away numerologist claims

first_imgNASA has previously said that Planet X does not exist, calling the theory a hoax.“If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth … astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade,” NASA previously said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – Author and Christian numerologist David Meade is again predicting the end of times. If his latest claim holds water, we have just days remaining on Earth.The Earth will be destroyed on April 23 by a mysterious planet known as “Nibiru” or “Planet X,” according to Meade, who made a similar claim in 2017.Meade’s theory is believed to be linked to the bible passage 12:1–2, which reads: “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.”Express reports that some conspiracy theorists believe “Virgo” is the woman from the passage.“The sun and moon will be in Virgo, as will Jupiter, which represents the Messiah,” Meade told the news outlet.Meade claims Planet X is on a collision course with Earth. He believes it will bring immense gravitational change, sparking huge volcanic eruptions and a catastrophic series of events.“Thus the constellations Virgo, Leo and Serpens-Ophiuchus represent a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation. This is our time marker,” Meade said. last_img read more

PM upset with Fakhruls UN visit BNP

first_imgUNB file photoBNP senior leader Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said prime minister Sheikh Hasina is making various remarks about their party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s visit to the United Nations out of ‘her frustration and anxiety’, reports UNB.”Our party secretary general has gone to the UN, and the US State Department. We think it has surely made the prime minister disappointed or worried. That’s why she’s making comments about it,” he said.The BNP leader came up with the remarks at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office.On Saturday, prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a programme accused BNP of resorting to falsehood over Fakhrul’s visit to the US as it claimed the UN secretary general invited him.She also said an assistant secretary general of the UN confirmed that the UN chief did not invite Fakhrul. “Rather, the BNP leaders sought his appointment.”Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, welcomed the initiative of Jukta Front and Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, for forging a national unity as their demands are similar to BNP’s ones to hold a credible election.”Different political parties and organisations out of the 20-party are making almost the similar demands. We believe these demands will turn into national ones,” he observed.The BNP leader said the country’s people and the friendly foreign countries want to see an inclusive and fair election in Bangladesh. “The election won’t be participatory one, if the 20-prty and Khaleda Zia don’t join it.”He said their party will go to the polls after freeing Khaleda Zia from jail through a movement.Mosharraf alleged that the government has continued its repressive acts to suppress the opposition leaders and activists to hang onto power by holding another ‘lopsided’ election.As per the information their party collected from across the country, he said, over 2,000 ‘false and bizarre’ cases have been filed against their around 20,000 identified and over 100,000 unidentified leaders and activists over the last 15 days.”Our about 3,000 leaders and activists have already been arrested during the period.”Besides, the BNP leader said, law enforcers are regularly raiding the houses of their party leaders and activists and harassing their family members.Citing various examples, he said though no incident of vandalism, arson attack, crude bomb blast, and attack on police take place, police are bringing such ghostly allegations against BNP leaders and activists, even those who died or went abroad while filing cases against them.The BNP leader alleged that the main motive behind filing of such cases is to keep BNP and its leaders and activists out of the next general election and deprive people of their voting rights.BNP standing committee members Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi were, among others, present.last_img read more

PM Hasina urges military to ensure democratic stability

first_imgFile photo of Sheikha Hasina.Terming the armed forces as the country’s symbol of independence and sovereignty, prime minister Sheikh Hasina today on Thursday asked them to contribute more to progress of the nation and maintaining democratic and constitutional stability in future, report BSS and UNB.”Bangladesh Armed Forces are making significant contributions to peacekeeping in various countries under the emblem of UN mission. The armed forces will also have to play an important role in the progress of the nation and in maintaining democratic and constitutional stability so that we can keep up the country’s ongoing trend of development,” she said.Premier Hasina made the observation in her speech at the graduation ceremony of Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) 2018-2019 at Sheikh Hasina Complex of Mirpur Cantonment in the city.She said the armed forces have earned name and fame on foreign land with their honesty and professional efficiency.“The success of the armed forces has heightened the image of Bangladesh.””They will also have to play an important role in progress of the nation and maintaining democratic and constitutional stability so that we could take forward the country’s development spree,” the prime minister said.She went on to say: “Alongside the noble responsibility of protecting our sovereignty, the members of our patriotic armed forces are also making significant contributions to the fields of tackling any crisis and disasters, construction of infrastructures, socio-economic development and maintaining law and order.”Sheikh Hasina said in the backdrop of today’s changing global security scenario, the role of the armed forces has got new dimensions.She extended her compliments to all the graduates of DSCSC 2018-2019 course, and wished success in their professional, social and family life.Commandant of the college Major General Md Enayet Ullah delivered the welcome address at the function.Pointing at the graduating officers she said, “This course will make you more confident in discharging assigned duties and in facing any challenge more efficiently. You all be prepared to undertake a higher leadership role. You all will perform your duties with integrity.”Noting that a total of 11 female officers are graduated this year, the prime minister said it is encouraging to see the remarkable number of female officers graduating every year. “I hope the enrolment of female officers will increase in the future.”A total of 215 officers, including 118 officers from army, 29 from navy and 23 from air force, and 45 overseas officers from 19 countries of the world graduated from this college this year.The 19 countries include the USA, China, India, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.The prime minister distributed the certificates among the graduates.On her arrival, the prime minister was received by the commandant of the college.The college was set up aiming to prepare selected mid-level officers of the three services for the assumption of increasing responsibilities both in command and staff appointments.So far, 3,902 Bangladeshi officers, five police officers and 1,111 overseas officers from 42 friendly countries have graduated from this college.Ministers, advisers to the prime minister, parliament members, acting chief of army staff, chiefs of the navy and air force, principal staff officer of the Armed Forces Division, vice-chancellors of different public and private universities, foreign diplomats and high civil and military officials were present.last_img read more

The Priceless Gown ProjectHealth Wellness and Fitness

first_imgThe Priceless Gown Project returns to Baltimore for the 13th year to continue granting prom dresses for area high school Junior and Senior girls on March 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards: 110 South Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD 21201. The Priceless Gown Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in Baltimore, MD in an effort to help young women attend their prom who would not ordinarily be able to finance the experience on their own. The Priceless Gown Project provides free prom dresses for hundreds of students in the MD and DC areas. Admission to the event is free and a first come, first serve basis. Early arrival is suggested due to the limited quantity and sizes. The event takes place during Women’s History Month and the theme for this year’s event is “Health, Wellness and Fitness” where each young woman is encouraged to recognize the power, intellect and beauty within themselves to overcome obstacles, resolve issues and maintain a healthy lifestyle. To volunteer, donate a prom gown, jewelry or accessories view www.pricelessgownproject.com.last_img read more

Google Is Partnering With Raspberry Pi to Create Artificial Intelligence

first_img Raspberry Pi has sold over 10 million units, making it the most successful British computer ever, according to Wired. Thanks to its ridiculous popularity and all of the intelligent things people have done with it, it’s going to be able to broach a new frontier: artificial intelligence.Raspberry Pi is joining the forces of its proprietary machine learning, artificial intelligence, and additional tools to create something new going forward, according to the official website.A post on the Pi’s site states that “Goole is going to arrive in style in 2017” and mentions that the “tech titan” has a lot of plans going forward for the community with “a range of AI and machine learning services ready to roll.”The post explains that the Pi community is going to be given brand new tools to help enhance what the Pi can already do, and as such is offering a survey to users to determine better what could help users out more. Other than these plans, however, Google and Pi are rather quiet about what all this could entail.Raspberry Pi isn’t a stranger to introducing new concepts and ideas, however having launched the operating system Pixel that can be launched as a new OS for those looking to revitalize their old laptops and allow anyone who’s interested in developing software code even if they don’t have a Pi at their disposal.It’s certainly an exciting time for anyone interested in the Raspberry Pi infrastructure, especially with Google wrapping up some big plans for the computer and those looking to create for it. The applications for virtual reality are positively limitless, so with the help of Google and all it has at its disposal, we’ll no doubt be seeing some interesting creations coming down the pipeline soon. Stay on target Lyra Is a Handheld Gaming System Powered by a Raspberry PiRaspberry Pi Used to Steal 500 MB of NASA Data last_img read more

Profepa closes land being illegally cleared for commercial purposes

first_imgSolidaridad, Q.R. — Federal officials have reported the closure of an estate located in the municipality of Solidaridad after citizen complaints.Federal officers from the Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (Profepa) proceeded to inspect an estate along the Playa del Carmen-Tulum highway after complaints of felled trees. Officers arrived at the property located at kilometer 263 of the federal highway and found it in violation of a change of land use without authorization.In a public report, federal Profepa officers say the land was being cleared to make way for construction of a commercial lot. However, land owners were not granted permission to clear the more than 907 square meters already cut, nor were they granted permission to turn the land into a commercial lot.The land owner failed to provide the necessary authorization from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources regarding land use change and was therefore give a Total Temporary Closure of activities and work.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Costa Rica on alert for unique mosquitoborne virus with symptoms similar to

first_img Facebook Comments Health Ministry officials are on the lookout for any possible cases of the chikungunya virus in the country. An outbreak occurred on islands in the Caribbean last December, the first report of the disease in the Americas.The virus shares many of the same symptoms as dengue: high fever, headaches, muscle and joint pains, nausea and rashes. However, the mortality rate is  much lower than dengue, a disease that Costa Rica saw in record numbers last year.Chikungunya originated in Tanzania in 1952, according to the World Health Organization’s fact sheet on the disease. The first confirmed case in the Americas occurred in the Caribbean on Dec. 6, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). At the time, the outbreak prompted a health alert for the entire continent. In South America there have been seven confirmed cases, all of them in French Guiana, an overseas territory of France.“Just like dengue, [this virus] is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes aegypti mosquito, but it also can be carried by other mosquitoes,” said Roberto Castro of the Health Ministry’s Health Monitoring Unit.After an infected mosquito transmits the disease to a human, the illness’ onset will occur usually 3-7 days later. The symptoms can be unyielding.“Chikungunya does not often result in death, but the joint pain may last for months or years and may become a cause of chronic pain and disability,” the PAHO report explains.Castro confirmed that health personnel in the country are now on high alert in regards to the disease, and are aware of all the information needed to detect potential cases of infection. Currently there is no specific treatment nor any vaccine to prevent it, other than protect yourself from mosquito bites. Related posts:Costa Rica Health Ministry confirms first case of chikungunya virus Health officials testing first two cases of Ticos who could have the chikungunya virus Costa Rican health officials seek preventive alert for chikungunya virus Double jeopardy: Costa Rica’s Health Ministry reports 2 people were infected with both dengue and chikungunyalast_img read more

1 HOUSTON TEXANS 14 in sacks leads to being 1

first_img1) HOUSTON TEXANS: +14 in sacks leads to being +10 in turnover margin. After a hard-fought win against Chicago, it will be nice to be home against Jacksonville.2) ATLANTA FALCONS: Tough loss will be made better by taking out frustrations on Arizona. They must get Michael Turner more involved.3) CHICAGO BEARS: Not a bad loss at all, but Chicago doesn’t look like a team trending upwards with a 30th ranked passing offense in a passing league. 12) NEW YORK GIANTS: Two-game losing streak, QB with a tired arm and Green Bay coming up would make a great time for a bye week. Do you get a Brett Favre type of feeling? Phil Simms: Eli Manning a champion, but he’s not elite.13) MINNESOTA VIKINGS: Unacceptable to have the third-best rushing attack and only average 191 yards/game through the air. They have a tough schedule the rest of the way with Chicago twice in the next three weeks and only two home games left.14) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: Amazingly, the best rush defense and the worst pass defense, that’s hard to do…anyone else know this is the third-best scoring offense?15) NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: Thought this team had no chance to ever get into the top half of the poll…16) DALLAS COWBOYS: Romo would be so much better off with a rushing attack better than 29th in the league…pretender or contender will be determined with weak but vital three-game homestand Cleveland, Washington and Philly.17) CINCINNATI BENGALS: Completing only 31% of third-downs (only Washington is worse on third-down.)18) MIAMI DOLPHINS: Pretty surprising one of the worst pass defenses in the league gives up less than three TDs a game. Normally fourth-down conversion rate isn’t a big deal, but allowing 90% (9-of-10) to be converted is a little obnoxious. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   28) OAKLAND RAIDERS: Only Arizona has a worse rushing attack… only three teams give up 30 points/game. Welcome to the club, Oakland.29) CAROLINA PANTHERS: Now that the special teams coach has been fired, I’m sure everything is looking up.30) CLEVELAND BROWNS: All the stats say this is just a below average team, but Weeden is so bad statistically that the team has two wins.31) JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Offense is beginning to become historically bad, averaging barely two TDs per game.32) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: They had a lead! Second worst turnover ratio in the league is Philly’s -11, nine turnovers better than KC’s -20. Top Stories 4) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: Fourth-worst passing defense allowing 8.1 yards/attempt. NFL leading +16 turnover ratio saves bad defense.5) BALTIMORE RAVENS: Bad offensive stats yet still fourth in points/game. They also get Pittsburgh twice in next three games.6) SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: Only three home games left. They are averaging a crazy 170 yards rushing/game (yes, that’s #1 in the NFL).7) GREEN BAY PACKERS: Defense must increase turnovers created or decrease yards given up. They are a very banged up team so a bye week was desperately needed.8) DENVER BRONCOS: The power poll is based on the entire body of work and not the trending direction or this team would be much higher because they’re in the middle of a potential eight-game winning streak.9) PITTSBURGH STEELERS: Despite the loss of Polamalu, by far the best statistical defense. This doesn’t look good for a division showdown. Ben Roethlisberger out for Ravens game.10) SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: Worst passing team in the NFL. This is the perfect time for the bye week with Arizona being the only team coming to Seattle between now and Christmas weekend. 11) INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: As the -9 turnover ratio keeps getting better, so does Indianapolis. They still have two games left against Houston. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 19) SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: Interested to see how the seventh-ranked defense handles Peyton in Denver. Rivers has been sacked 22 times and lost 142 yards. 20) TENNESSEE TITANS: Most 125+ yard rushing games in the first five years of a career is 27 by Eric Dickerson, Chris Johnson has 25.21) PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Back-to-back 3-6 starts…sorry Andy, but you have to win seven straight to save your job.22) NEW YORK JETS: Mark Sanchez has thrown two of his league-leading four red zone INTs on plays immediately following a Tebow wildcat play call.23) WASHINGTON REDSKINS: Despite all their struggles, they still have five division games left to make a comeback in a weak division…defense allowing almost 400 yards/game.24) DETROIT LIONS: I don’t care that you’re the #1 passing offense if you have to take 17 sacks and throw eight picks to get there.25) ST. LOUIS RAMS: I know it’s not as bad as Arizona, but 25 sacks of Bradford is way too much. They need more plays taking advantage of the walking mismatch Lance Kendricks.26) BUFFALO BILLS: Worst rush defense = worst scoring defense. Fitzpatrick is too smart to be completing only 62%.27) ARIZONA CARDINALS: Not only last in the NFL in rushing, but also 450 yards below their own opponents in rushing. Kevin Kolb is still in third place in most sacks taken (it’s been a month since he’s played). Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals strong safety Antoine Bethea (41) breaks up a pass intended for Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea was questionable to return Sunday against the Washington Redskins after leaving the game with a knee injury in the second quarter, the team said.He did return, then forced a fumble by the Redskins to cover for his quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, having thrown an interception in the red zone just seconds prior.Cornerback Tramon Williams returned the fumble by tight end Vernon Davis to the Washington 33-yard line a play after Gabbert was picked off. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   The 33-year-old Bethea, in his first season with the Cardinals, sat out of practice with a knee injury on Wednesday and was limited Thursday before returning to full action Friday. It is unknown whether that injury is related.Second-year pro Harlan Miller briefly took Bethea’s place at safety before the veteran returned.Bethea was sixth on Arizona’s roster with 51 tackles heading into the Week 15 game at FedExField and led the team with three interceptions on the season.A three-time Pro Bowl safety in 2007, 2009 and 2014, Arizona signed Bethea in the offseason to add a veteran voice to the locker room after he spent his first eight NFL seasons (2006-13) with the Indianapolis Colts and last three years with the San Francisco 49ers. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

The 25th annual AsiaPacific Incentives Meetings

first_imgThe 25th annual Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) officially opened its doors on Tuesday 21 February 2017, bringing together event professionals from over 20 countries on an exciting exhibition show floor.Karen Bolinger, CEO Melbourne Convention Bureau, said that this anniversary is a great representation of the strength, creativity and diversity of the business events industry.To celebrate the 25th anniversary, AIME launched two awards this year recognising exceptional achievement by industry members.The winner of the Rising Star award, which recognises upcoming business event talent, was Jessica Abbey, Leverage Marketing and Events.The Lifetime Achievement award was given to Sue Calwell, who as an industry stalwart is celebrated for her dedication and commitment to the business events industry over several years.The AIME Knowledge Program by Saxton Speakers Bureau provided insights into the future of the industry with high-calibre speakers such as Ita Buttrose, Marita Cheng, Chris Riddell, Kirk Pengilly, Michael Carr-Gregg, Cosentino, Holly Ransom, Brad Seymour and Andre Eikmeier.Other highlights from the show floor included a visit from Matt Wright the Outback Wrangler, who visited the Northern Territory stand from 3pm on Tuesday to discuss the appeal of the NT for business travellers.At the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) on Monday 20 February 2017, AIME announced new research and insights driving the meetings and events industry.The Right Honourable Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, remarked on Melbourne’s position as Australia’s sporting capital and the world’s most liveable city for the sixth consecutive year, plus the city’s friendly and down to earth charm.Karen Bolinger, CEO, Melbourne Convention Bureau outlined the future of the meetings and events industry in Australia, sharing findings from The Future of Business Meetings Industry Report by McCrindle on the expectations and changes to the industry.last_img read more

Netanyahu and Anastasiades discuss convening of new tripartite meeting

first_imgIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades have discussed the possibility of convening a tripartite meeting with Greece in late April or early May.According to reliable sources, the two leaders had a telephone conversation on Monday evening during which Netanyahu congratulated Anastasiades on his re-election on Sunday and they discussed the next tripartite meeting of Greece, Cyprus and Israel.The same sources indicated that the meeting will probably be held around the end of April or early May, however this will be confirmed after they discuss it with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.The tripartite meeting was scheduled to have taken place in early December last year but was postponed at the request of the Israeli Prime Minister.CNAYou May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Safety fears over energy hub

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouIT WAS a typical morning at Buncefield, Hertfordshire on December 11, 2005, just a regular Sunday in which the quiet seemed as certain as the biting cold, but only until 6 am. At 6.01 came the first blast at the Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal. Courtesy of a malfunctioning level gauge that had allowed one of the storage tanks to overfill for about forty minutes, the explosion measured 2.4 on the Richter scale.The initial detonation and subsequent explosions took out more than 20 large storage tanks and badly damaged several surrounding office blocks – which were empty on Sunday, sparing many lives. The ensuing fire, the largest in Europe since World War II, took over two days to extinguish and required the commitment of enough personnel, equipment and supplies to deem the incident “the 9/11 of industrial fire fighting”.The Vassilikos Energy Complex (VEC), as envisioned by the Cyprus government, will be smaller than the Buncefield oil depot, but the reserves and facilities it is designed to accommodate will be of critical importance to Cyprus.The Vassilikos area, roughly half-way along the coast between Larnaca and Limassol, is the island’s only coastal industrial area with a port and has been chosen by the government to contain a bewildering array of major energy-related projects. In addition to the existing Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) power station and oil-storage space for two private companies (VTTI and Petrolina), the government has designated the area as the host of the country’s strategic oil reserves and a future natural gas liquefaction terminal. It has also approved the expansion of VTTI and Petrolina’s tank farms, a project almost completed. In some respects, the match of location and purpose is near-ideal. In several others, less so.VTTV jetty under construction with four berths to handle oil productsA report – or Master Plan – has been commissioned by Noble Energy, on behalf of the Cyprus government, for the VEC. The finalised report was issued on October 31, 2013 and proposes the construction of a natural gas liquefaction terminal, assuming sufficient offshore gas reserves are found to justify the facility’s cost. Phase 1 of the proposal calls for the construction of three ‘trains’ – liquefaction facilities – and is yet to be decided on pending confirmation of amounts of gas discovered. Phases 2 and 3 call for the construction of additional trains and storage space, but would only be adopted if ‘rich’ gas reserves were found. At present, the discovery of enough quantities to justify phases 2 and 3 is considered improbable.The Master Plan called for public consultation with the affected communities, which ended on February 7. The eight communities of the area strongly oppose the government plans but deny any consultation has taken place, causing the government to extend the consultation period to the end of February.Such concentration of nationally critical installations and reserves has raised a few eyebrows, especially considering that the EAC power plant at Vassilikos suffered devastating damage from the 2011 explosion at the adjacent naval base in which 13 people were killed. The power station has since been repaired and upgraded at a reported cost of hundreds of millions of euros and substantial social cost – daily power cuts at peak consumption times throughout the island were enforced for several weeks in the immediate aftermath of the disaster. Although building the liquefaction terminal hasn’t officially been green-lighted yet, clustering almost everything energy-related in this 25 square kilometre area almost borders on hubris.Not surprisingly, local residents have major environmental and safety concerns. Andy Renals, a retired command-level officer in a UK fire brigade with 27 years of experience in dealing with the hazards and risks associated with fire-fighting, harbours serious doubts as to whether Cyprus has the necessary equipment, manpower, or planning to effectively deal with a Buncefield-type incident. His interest may not be purely altruistic – he lives in Maroni village, some 10 kilometres away from the Vassilikos site and one of the eight affected communities.“If you look at the existing storage facility that VTTI have created, there are as far as they’ve published [on their website], currently 20 storage tanks that have been completed, and I would like to be reassured that Cyprus has the fire-fighting capability to deal with that particular hazard,” he explains.According to Renals, containing and extinguishing a fire at an oil terminal would require staggering amounts of foam concentrate and water, as well as the necessary delivery equipment – fire engines, pressure pumps, support vehicles – and the manpower to handle it.Yiannis Loizou, assistant chief of the fire service, rejects the use of the Buncefield incident as an operational benchmark for the Vassilikos site because of “different conditions”.The EAC power station at VassilikoHe said that the fire service is both sufficiently stocked and adequately trained for any emergency, with an ‘under 30 minutes’ operational readiness plan for half of its force at any time.Outside the storage facilities, where people live, the responsibility for immediate-response action to protect the public in the event of an industrial accident at the Vassilikos terminals lies with the civil defence department. The department’s head, Maria Papa, explained that specific plans to reflect increased risk to residents in the surrounding area are currently being worked up and are not expected to be finalised until the end of May at the earliest.“Though current plans do exist, they are somewhat archaic and empirical. The new ones are more professional and include expert input,” she said.Existing emergency plans provide for collaboration with the fire service and the police to determine incident magnitude and action needs. According to current planning, evacuation of at-risk residents will be achieved primarily by alerting village community councils, as well as by civil defence officers travelling to the affected residential areas to coordinate the effort.The Master Plan includes provisions for “facilities for fire protection systems and fire-fighting automation” in the tank-farms, refers to European regulations setting safety standards, and recommends the construction of a fire station near the site, but does not address the issue of current response capability. Hopefully, the fire service has a plan – and the resources – in place to deal with the increased risk posed by the expanding tank-farms, but if it does, it hasn’t told the public.“I’ve lived here for a number of years and, had there been for instance an exercise in the existing site at Larnaca, I suspect the local press would have covered it, it would have been a significant event, because such events require a lot of pumping appliances, a lot of staff and a lot of materials,” Renals says.Is it possible that the government may have authorised the expansion of oil storage tank-farms without due regard to the country’s disaster-response capability? Perhaps, given safety and security standards adhered to in the construction of the facilities, the risks of accident and containment failure have been deemed negligible. According to Renals, when it’s all said and done, that shouldn’t matter, because the mindset required in planning for such eventualities is “if it can go wrong, it will.”Safety concerns, Andy Renals, a retired command-level UK fire fighter“Ultimately an incident can be predicted to happen, we just don’t know the timescale that that incident will happen,” he says with eerie conviction.In any case, risk is determined not only in terms of the direct and immediate threat to human health. Any incident at the site could incur substantial financial cost and environmental catastrophe. The nearby desalination plant would be the likely first victim. According to the water works department, water quality is checked by the plant, and samples sent to government labs for testing, on a daily basis. Upon identification of any pollution or contamination, the plant would cease to operate immediately, thus minimising risk to public health, but the impact on the local fish and agriculture industries would be devastating.And opportunity costs of the VEC don’t just lie in increased safety and environmental hazards, nor in the risk inherent in the concentration of critical assets. In the – improbable at present – case of sufficient amounts of natural gas being found in Cyprus’ EEZ, the Vassilikos Master Plan goes into Phase 3, which calls for the construction of additional natural-gas liquefaction ‘trains’ and requires the relocation of the entire Mari village to free up building space.“We have not yet filed an official complaint because no final decisions have been announced by the government. But we are against the development of the area for a number of reasons, not least of which is that it would require, if not force, residents to relocate,” Mari mukhtar Maria Georgiou says.“Though the relocation effort by the government is not new – it started about 19 years ago, with the plans to construct the EAC power plant – we were never engaged in any part of the decision-making process.”Mari is a village of refugees. It used to be a Turkish Cypriot village, inhabited by refugees following the 1974 Turkish invasion. Its residents aren’t willing to relocate – again – but that is not an immediate concern. Right now they oppose the planned development because, as succinctly phrased by Georgiou, “really, where does it stop?”You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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