first_imgAn Anti Bullying Art Exhibition in The Exchange in Buncrana has been a huge hit with the public.The exhibition, which runs for two days only, opened yesterday and continues today between 1 and 7pm.Yesterday was a huge success with almost 300 visitors including a visit from Minister Joe McHugh who was extremely supportive and very impressed by the art included. There is art from children and adults of all ages, and there are approx 250 submissions on exhibit. The purpose of the event was to create a clear representation of how children feel about bullying and how it effects them, and seeing their work all displayed together, and alongside the art submitted by the teen and adult artists, it is a very powerful display.We invite everyone to come along if they are in the area for a few minutes and to bring their children too. It really is beautiful and it shares a strong message that bullying hurts, it leaves scars and children and indeed adults have so much to say about it through their art. ANTI-BULLYING EXHIBITION PROVING A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: November 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President Cyril Ramaphosa Unveils the Nelson Mandela Statue at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly

first_imgPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a life-sized statue of late president Nelson Mandela at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, as South Africa celebrates Heritage Day on Monday 24 September 2018.           This comes as part of South Africa’s continued centenary celebrations of the founding father of the nation’s democracy – President Nelson Mandela. The year 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, thus providing a unique opportunity for people around the world to reflect on his life and times and to promote his legacy.President Cyril Ramaphosa says the late Nelson Mandela will forever hold a special place in the world for his dedication to peace and his legacy of forgiveness. “This celebration has provided us with an opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made as a young democracy and the tasks that still lie ahead of us. It has also reinforced the need for South Africa to continue to build on the legacy of President Mandela in working towards a peaceful, just and prosperous world,” added President Ramaphosa.President Ramaphosa called on global leaders, international organisations and civil society groups to work together to restore the primacy and relevance of multilateralism, and emphasised the need for strengthened efforts to a more proactive approach to the maintenance of international peace and security.Team South Africa – led by President Ramaphosa kicked off their 2018 participation at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in the form of the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit which was hosted in collaboration with the UN and coincided with Heritage Day in South Africa. The Nelson Mandela Peace Summit included a high-level plenary meeting on global peace in honor of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the unveiling the Mandela live-size statue, and a reception hosted by South Africa for about 300 delegates on 24 September 2018. The high-level plenary meeting on global peace in honor of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, aimed to adopt a political declaration negotiated by Member States.President Ramaphosa concluded: “In line to the philosophy and practice of the Mandela years, South Africa continues to seek warm fraternal relations and strong economic ties with all the countries if the world, regardless of size, influence or alignment.“We remain firmly committed to the rules-based multilateralism as the most sustainable and effective approach to the management of international relations – and will continue to advocate for the needs and interests of developing countries to be placed at the top of the international agenda.”The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) commenced on 18 September 2018, and the first day of the high-level General Debate starts today – Tuesday, 25 September 2018, and is scheduled to last for nine working days.Article Submission by: Tsabeng NthiteFollow the conversation on #SAatUNGA73 #BetterAfricaBetterWorldlast_img read more

75-year-old patient knifes Pune doctor

first_imgA 75-year-old patient knifed a doctor at Sinhagad Speciality Hospital Monday evening following suspicions that his medical bill had been inflated. A case has been lodged against the patient at Abhiruchi police station.Maruti Shirwale, who was admitted last week following a severe bout of asthma, attacked Dr. Santosh Awari when he came to check on him during his evening rounds. The doctor sustained injuries in his abdomen. Shirwale was reportedly recovering from alcoholism and exhibiting withdrawal symptoms.Hospital authorities said that the patient’s relatives allegedly told him that the doctor had inflated his bill. Dr. Awari said the bill had not been prepared as the patient required further hospitalisation.Dr. Awari said, “This is a startling and rather bizarre incident. No mention of any bill has been made to his kin. Following the assault, I have told them that the patient can be shifted to Navle Hospital if they have any apprehensions about the expenditure.”Footage of the incident retrieved from CCTV cameras went viral. It shows the doctor attending to another patient before approaching Shirwale’s bed. Shirwale is seen grabbing a knife hidden under his pillow and attacking Dr. Awari. The patient starts uttering expletives at teh hospital staff attempting to restrain him after the doctor escapes.Dr. Sangeeta Waghmode, secretary, Sinhagad Road Doctors’ Association, said: “It appears that the patient was lying in wait for the doctor. The incident is alarming and shows that the medical fraternity is vulnerable to caprice of patients.”last_img read more

Tarundeep Rai makes comeback for London Olympics

first_imgIt takes a lot of determination and a never-say-die attitude to make a comeback at the highest level of sport. Tarundeep Rai has accomplished that and will now compete at his second Olympics, eight years after he took his bow and arrows to the Athens Games.A career-threatening shoulder injury forced him to lie low for the best part of two years, and the archer from Sikkim had to start from the bottom of the pecking order. “I suffered a right shoulder injury due to overuse and was out of action in 2007 and 2008,” Rai told Mail Today after a training session at the Sports Authority of India, Eastern Centre.”It resulted from using a heavy poundage bow – 48lb instead of the 44lb I used earlier. It was done to counter the strong winds at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. We won the bronze medal, but there was this side effect. There was not much of physiotherapy support in those days, so we could not avoid the damage.”Rai gradually improved his performance after recovery. “There was no performance worth speaking for two years. By 2008-end, I had recovered strength in my shoulder. I made the ‘B’ team in 2009 and by the end of that year I had returned to the national ‘A’ team.”In 2010, he clinched a silver medal in the individual recurve category at the Guangzhou Asian Games. Now, the 28-year-old wants to excel at the biggest stage of them all.”The pressure got to me in Athens in 2004. I have learnt from that experience. We are ranked No.4 in the world and if we perform to our potential, we can have a good result,” the distant cousin of football star Bhaichung Bhutia said.advertisement”As far as the individual event goes, under the new ‘set format’, anybody can win. We have the ability to get a medal, but have certain weaknesses too. It’s all about the performance on the day,” Rai said.last_img read more

5 ways to plan your term break vacations

first_imgIt has been quite a hectic few months in the past and you would want to make the most of your free time. Yes, it is all over for now — the exams, results and post result blues, until it starts again that is. Although, there is no harm in stocking up on those TV shows you had been abandoning all these months and binge watch them, the key to a successful vacation is to plan it the right way! A well-planned vacation should include a balanced mix of productive and leisure activities.Here are five ways in which you can spend your term break vacations:TravelTravelling not only reduces the stress level and refreshes you, but it also expands your horizon towards the outer world. In school, your kid lives in their own little protected bubble. When they travel, they meet new people, which help them shape newer opinions. If there is a kid’s special trip happening in or outside your city, encourage them to go. Trust us, your child would come back more independent and would have made many new friends in the process. In addition, the ability to work independently and networking are two crucial skills to be successful in any career, which they can imbibe through travelling. Some of the famous camps for kids across India also inculcate life skills in children.Binge watching TV seriesFrom TV shows to movies, we know how remarkably well you have been maintaining your self-control by leaving behind your binge watching habit. Yes, you can go back to it. Now that you have some free time, make sure you watch shows that blow your mind and movies that are awe-inspiring.advertisementShows like House of Cards, Suits, Friends etc broaden your minds, way of thinking, increases concentration power and lightens the mood up! Movies like Rocky, Jerry Maguire, The Social Network and The Pursuit of Happiness will give you serious career and inspiration goals. However, in the process of binge watching, do not spoil your body posture or your eyesight. Keep stretching in between breaks and give your eyes some reast.Attend a career guidance programmeIt is that time of the year. No matter how long you avoid the question ‘have you decided what stream/college/career you’re choosing’, it will still keep haunting you. Instead of diving into the unknown without any guidance, it is advisable to listen to an expert. A career guidance program will help you find answers to all your queries.These one-on-one sessions help your child figure out the best possible career option matching his/her interest, passion and aptitude. A career guidance expert then provides you all the necessary information required to build a solid foundation for your child’s career.CookingSooner than you think, your plus two or college will be over and there will be a high chance that you might have to move out of your parents’ house. You might know all the household chores, but cooking is not only a hobby, it is a necessity. It is important to know how to cook to survive the odds of living alone. Devote some time of the day to learn how to cook from your parents, which in turn will lessen their burden too.Join an ‘extra’ somethingWhen we say extra ‘something’, we mean anything. It can range between any extracurricular activities– be it dance classes, sports academy or even gift-wrapping classes. Yeah, that is a real thing. Explore your options well about what you want to join as it can help you hone your life skills and garner interest towards things you did not know you could like. Indulge in whatever your passion is and work towards it. Remember, any kind of passion can turn into a career if you really put your heart, head and soul in it.If you and your child have figured out the ideal career, the next best thing would be to experience it in real life before taking the plunge. We would also highly recommend either joining an internship or volunteering in an NGO. Volunteering inculcates values of gratitude, sharing and caring. They realize the gift they have and become a better human being.- Article contributed by Lodestar Career GuidanceRead: EB-5 visa programme: First choice of Indian parents for higher education of children Read: 5 things every student applying for undergraduate degree should knowlast_img read more

Worlds 1st Marine Insurance Blockchain Platform Launched

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay A new marine insurance blockchain platform backed by Maersk Group has been launched today to support marine hull insurance.Named Insurwave, the platform has been built by a joint venture between EY and Guardtime and leverages blockchain and distributed ledger technologies Microsoft Azure infrastructure and ACORD data standards.The platform is planned to support more than half a million automated ledger transactions and help manage risk for more than 1,000 commercial vessels in the first year.“By connecting participants in a secure, private network with an accurate, immutable audit trail and services to execute processes, the platform establishes a first of its kind digital insurance value chain,” a press statement from the platform developers reads.Industry leader A.P. Møller-Maersk is supporting the development of the blockchain technology as a pilot client and is continuing on the platform with its marine hull portfolio. Insurance industry leaders Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin are also taking part in the project.“Our ambition is to drive the digital transformation of the transport and logistics industry and we see this platform as a testament to the value that can be extracted from streamlining areas of our industry that still rely on manual and often complex procedures.“Operating around 350 owned container vessels across the world, marine insurance takes up considerable resources for us. Moving it to this platform is helping us automate manual processes and alleviate a range of inefficiencies and frictional costs in the way we have used to trade marine insurance,” Lars Henneberg, A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S Head of Risk and Insurance, said.The project moved from a concept a year ago to a fully functioning platform. However, the developers plan to expand the portfolio of the platform to other transport sectors.“The first phase of Insurwave rollout is focused on marine insurance, and EY, Guardtime and Microsoft plan to roll it out to other types of business insurance for the marine cargo, global logistics, aviation and energy sectors,” Shaun Crawford, EY Global Insurance Leader, said.According to insurance industry majors blockchain is set to disrupt the insurance industry.“With this blockchain, we are bringing together — for the first time — all the parties of the insurance value chain on a single platform. Ultimately, through the use of IoT and smart contracts, policies will be updated automatically to reflect the risks covered; and this combination of technologies will help improve efficiency in claims assessment and payment. Those are tangible wins for our clients, no matter their industry. And with the platform going live, we are now ready to start working on opening it up to other insurance segments,” Martin Henley, Chief Information Officer, XL Catlin, says.last_img read more

New Faces The Creators Shows Off Their Inaugural Class at Just for

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Advertisement This year, Just For Laughs introduced a new showcase to its stable of New Faces presentations – the Creators.It’s a way for the festival to embrace the changing face of comedy, where the term “comedian” now describes someone who makes silly Instagram videos or is a YouTube phenomenon as often as it’s used to describe a stand-up.The freshman class of Creators includes Brandon Rogers, Glenn Boozan, Good Cop Great Cop (Matt Porter & Charlie Hankin), Handsome Dancer (Matt Pavich & James Manzello), Juhahn Jones, Quinta Brunson and The Cooties (Ethan Edenburg, Jacob Jeffries, Eric Jackowitz and Raul Fernandez). Advertisement Each artist/group created a “best of” reel of their work, then sat down for a very brief Q&A that barely scratched the surface of the basics like “how did you start working together?” and “Why did you gravitate towards a digital platform?” Among the group, Glenn Bozan stood out both in terms of audience reaction to her sketches and her presence during the interview. She opened by riffing on a previous answer from Rogers, reacting to body-shaming comment trolls with, “You don’t like my body? OK, you don’t have to fuck it,” and warming the hearts of creators on any platform by saying she’s “always just done what I think is funny first and then you hope the clicks follow.”You can get a taste of Glenn from her web series with her actual Above Average office HR Manager, Is This Ok?Congratulations to all the New Faces Creators! Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Moon sighting committee meets Friday

first_imgEid moonA meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) will be held on Friday to review the news of moon sighting of the holy month of Shawal and fix the date of Eid-ul-Fitr of 1,439 Hijri.The meeting will be held at the meeting room of Islamic Foundation (IF) at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque at 7:15pm with religious affairs minister and NMSC president Principal Matiur Rahman in the chair, said an IF press release.If anyone can see the new moon of the holy month of Shawal anywhere in the sky of Bangladesh, he or she is requested to inform the committee dialling the telephone numbers – 9559493, 9559643, 9555947, 9558337 and 9556407 or through the fax numbers – 9563397 and 9555951 or using anyway of communication.last_img read more

Choose the right type of socks with your shoes

first_imgBelieve it or not but socks are also very important to the life of your shoes. As feet are prone to sweating, this can cause damage to the footwear, which highlights the importance of a good quality pair of socks so make sure you are opting for right pair. Experts share a few tips on how to choose the right type of socks with your shoes: 4Styling knee high socks with boots is both an opportunity to transform an outfit and a way to let your personality shine. They’re durable, they stay put on calves of all sizes and are comfortable enough to wear all day. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4On a rainy day rubber boots are a necessity, it becomes important to make sure feet stay warm, comfortable and, most importantly, dry. Pairing rubber boots with quick-drying, cushioned crew socks will enhance the comfort.4For those looking for a visible, stylish option should wear knee socks with ankle boots. Don’t let more than 2-3 inches of your sock peek out over the top of your ankle boot.4If you prefer socks to stay hidden; a pair of comfortable no-show socks with Casual sneakers should be your go-to. It covers enough of the foot to stay in place while remaining out of sight. Best of all, they don’t slip. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4For a sports enthusiast, who is very fond of running and playing or just walking around, sports socks paired with running/walking shoes will be the best pick. Sports sock absorbs sweat keeping the feet away from bacterial and fungal infection. 4Play Safe and wear black: If you are someone who doesn’t know the art of wearing socks, classic black dress socks paired with a smart tuxedo and formal or brogue shoes will make you look classy and elegant. 4Striped and Patterned socks: Go for cotton and cotton blended striped and patterned socks for casual sneakers.4Matching up is important: It is very important to keep the colour of your dress socks matching to your trousers for suits. Always Choose a pair of socks that are either a shade darker or lighter than the trousers.4No show socks: No-show socks are best friends of Oxfords shoes, loafers and casual sneakers. Don’t forget to buy a pair this summer.last_img read more

Red Label Vacations to operate as whollyowned subsidiary of Japans HIS Group

first_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: H.I.S, Japan, Travelweek Group Wednesday, January 9, 2019 center_img TORONTO — The parent company of TravelBrands,, The Travel Experts, and more will be bought out by a subsidiary of Japan’s H.I.S. Group in a new deal set to be completed in the first calendar quarter of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals.Red Label Vacations Inc. says it has signed an agreement to be acquired by the H.I.S. Group subsidiary. H.I.S. has 282 branches in Japan, 275 branches in 158 cities internationally, nearly 17,000 employees worldwide and over ¥600 billion (about Cdn$7.33 billion) in annual sales.H.I.S. is no stranger to the Canadian travel industry. The company acquired a majority stake in Merit in December 2016 and also purchased Jonview Canada from Transat in October 2017 for $44 million.With this new deal, Red Label Vacations will continue to operate as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of H.I.S.Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the Canadian Competition Bureau.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises“It is a very exciting day for our company as this marks the launch of our next phase of growth,” said RedLabel Vacations co-owners Frank DeMarinis, Joe DeMarinis and Enzo DeMarinis.“H.I.S. is committed to supporting our continued growth at home in Canada as well as internationally. We expect that H.I.S.’s support will enable us to enhance our service offerings on both the wholesale and retail fronts and accelerate our growth objectives. We look forward to a very bright future.”H.I.S. Co. Ltd.’s Executive Officer, Global Business Development Division, Hideo Hatano, says the acquisition of Red Label Vacations “is in keeping with our ambitious expansion plan in North America and we look forward to building upon Red Label Vacation’s branding and experience in the Canadian market space to further service the North American market.”The DeMarinis brothers’ long history in the travel industry began in 1983 with Belair Travel. Belair was bought out and brought into the fold of what would later become Thomas Cook Canada.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe brothers returned in 2004 and created In 2013 they acquired the North American segment of Thomas Cook Group plc, later rebranded to TravelBrands. In August 2016, the company acquired, the second largest OTA in Canada. Share Red Label Vacations to operate as wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s H.I.S. Grouplast_img read more