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Morocco Participates in 5th Jordan International Architectural Conference

Rabat – The 5th Jordan International Architectural Conference kicked off Tuesday in Amman under the theme “Contemporary Architecture in the Arab world: Opportunities and Challenges,” with the participation of a host of scientists and specialists from several countries, including Morocco.This two-day conference, organized the Union of Jordanian Architects, will highlight the latest scientific and technical innovations in the field of architecture.It also aims to shed light on several aspects of this field, including the enrichment of Modern Arabic architectural know-how, the discussion of the concept of “contemporary architecture” in the Arab world and the issue of identity in contemporary architecture, in addition to raising awareness about the issue of architecture in the Arab world. read more

FEATURE Two panda cubs two little girls and the Sustainable Development Goals

“What kind of world will we have bequeathed them and all their brothers and sisters around the world, your own grandchildren and children, born and yet to be born?” Mr. Thomson asked. “Will it be a world,” he added, “where the projected loss of biodiversity on land and sea severely limits the possibilities of life, where atmospheric levels of CO2 have gone well beyond the 1.5 to 2 degree thresholds, thereby imperilling humanity’s place on this planet?” In his remarks at the opening, the Assembly President also said that “for integrity’s sake the 71st [GA session] must be the year we witness the wheels turning on the implementation of all 17 SDGs.” Climate change to the fore The issue of climate change will come to the fore this week, during the 71st General Assembly’s General Debate, taking place at UN Headquarters in New York from 20 to 26 September. The event is the annual meeting of Heads of State and Government at the beginning of the General Assembly session. If you answered “everything,” then you are on the right track, according to conclusions made by top United Nations officials.   The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, form part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was agreed and adopted by world leaders last year, and serve as a global plan for people, peace, prosperity and the planet. Of the 17 SDGs, Goal 13 is centred on taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, whereas Goal 15 focusses on protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combating desertification, and halting biodiversity loss. In January this year, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) designated two pandas to officially become the first-ever Animal Ambassadors for the SDGs, flagging that the bears symbolize the plight of the world’s diminishing wildlife in the face of climate change and the loss of natural habitats. The pair, both males, had been born last year at the Chengdu Panda Base in China, just as world leaders gathered in New York to adopt the SDGs. After a global competition which saw thousands of submissions with proposed names from 116 countries, UNDP’s goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh announced on Monday that the search for names had come to an end. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second left), UNFCCC’s Christiana Figueres (left), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and President of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), and President François Hollande of France (right), celebrate historic adoption of Paris Agreement. UN Photo/Mark Garten “I’m pleased and proud to announce the names of our panda ambassadors are Qiqi – in English ‘beginning,’ and Diandian, which means ‘moment,’” she said at an event at the 7th Social Good Summit in New York. “Together, the names give the sense of the start of a journey – in this case, our journey together towards 2030 as we work towards achieving the Global Goals.” “Addressing biodiversity loss is one of the Sustainable Development Goals,” Ms. Yeoh added. “At UNDP, we hope that our twin panda Ambassadors will help inspire people to engage with the goals, and raise awareness of our efforts to promote sustainable development around the world.” Some days before this, two other little individuals – in this case, two little girls, aged 5 and 7 –  stole the show at the opening of the 71st session of the General Assembly. The session’s President Peter Thomson, a Fijian diplomat, had invited his granddaughters Grace and Mirabel to the podium – and promised that he would work to create a better future for them, representing all future generations. Leaders from all countries have been encouraged to deposit – at a special event on 21 September – their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which was adopted by 195 countries during the conference in Paris last December. The agreement sets out an integrated vision for the future and sets in motion the pathways to an economic and social transformation to achieve it. The more countries that deposit their instruments at Wednesday’s event in the General Assembly, the stronger the chances of the Paris Agreement coming into force early. The event is also seen as providing an opportunity for nations to publicly commit to joining or ratifying the agreement before the end of 2016. “The Paris Agreement marks a historic turning point in our common journey towards a secure and sustainable world,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said on the pact, adding that with 28 additional countries, representing 16 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the agreement would cross the necessary threshold to enter into force.  @media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -238px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 4.8em; line-height: 1em; color:#fff; position: relative; top: 535px; text-shadow: 10px 10px 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); xwidth:60%; width:1000px; xmargin-left:7em;}}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.7em;}strong { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; xfont-family:Georgia, “Times New Roman”, Times, serif;}li { font-size: 15px; xline-height: 1.7em;}blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;} Peter Thomson (foreground centre), President-elect of the seventy-first session of the UN General Assembly, flanked by his granddaughters Grace (left) and Mirabel, addresses the Assembly before taking the oath of office. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas UNDP and China’s Chengdu Panda Base announced two baby panda cubs as the first ever Animal Ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Goals. Photo: UNDP / Nicola Longobardi read more

Mondays Daily Brief biodiversity and forests labour and road safety womens rights

A UN study based on 1.2 billion people has found stark differences in the number of hours that many of us spend earning a living.According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), one-sixth of workers in the European Union (EU) toil away for more than 48 hours per week, but more than half of all employees in Chile, the Republic of Korea and Turkey, put in the same long hours.Jobs involving tight deadlines and stress, apply to one in three people in the EU, rising to one in two in the United States, Turkey, El Salvador and Uruguay.Physical risks are also “frequent”, the report finds, with more than half of workers exposed to repetitive hand and arm movements, and about one-in-four, to high temperatures.Among the study’s other findings are that while 70 per cent of workers were positive about their managers, up to 12 per cent said they faced abuse, including bullying, unwanted sexual attention and harassment. And while up to 84 per cent of staff in the EU, Uruguay and the US said they learn new things while they’re working, only 30 per cent of workers agreed with this in the Republic of Korea, and just 55 per cent in China.Regardless of the country, least-educated workers are less likely to develop their skills, the report says, highlighting also that good working conditions “contribute to the well-being of workers and the success of enterprises”.Finally, across all 41 countries covered in the joint ILO-Eurofound report, women were found to earn significantly less than men – and they are also “over-represented” at the lowest end of the salary scale.Advocates, UN, speak up for road safety World is ‘on notice’ as major UN report shows one million species face extinction Despite progress, road traffic deaths continue to rise, with an annual 1.35 million fatalities. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of children and young people aged 5-29 years. The warning comes from the World Health Organization (WHO), in the context of the Fifth UN Global Road Safety Week which started on Monday.During the week, thousands of safety advocates from around the world are expected to highlight the need for more effective leadership for road safety, through the #SpeakUp campaign.Calling for a “world free from road traffic deaths and injuries”, WHO’s Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, described a world in which all people benefit from universal health coverage, rehabilitation and psychological support.Pedestrians and cyclists account for 26 per cent of all road deaths, while motorcycle riders and passengers account for 28 per cent.WHO’s Director, Dr. Etienne Krug, called on governments and their partners to “accelerate action to save lives by implementing solutions that work”.General Equality: a new campaign for the realization of women’s rights To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, considered the blueprint on women’s rights and empowerment, gender agency UN Women announced on Monday a new multigenerational campaign, titled “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”. In 2020, it will be 25 years since 189 Governments committed to taking bold actions in 12 critical areas of concern regarding gender equality: poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment, and the girl child.“Today, the reality is that not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality. Despite some progress, real change has been too slow for most women and girls in the world, and we see significant pushback in many places against their leadership and agency,” said UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.The Generation Equality campaign will bring together several generations of women’s rights activists to galvanize attention and action on key issues including equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in economic and political life and decision-making in all areas of life.UN honours fallen colleagues and friends who ‘risk all to promote peace’ The global community gathered at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, to take action on behalf of the world’s forests.With an estimated 1.6 billion people – or one quarter of the overall population – dependent on forests for subsistence, livelihood, jobs and income, they are essential for human well-being, and play a vital role in promoting economic growth. They are also increasingly important to combat climate change.The 14th session of UN Forum on Forests runs until Friday and will take stock of progress in implementing the UN Strategic Plan for Forests, which provides a blueprint for including them in the 2030 Agenda and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The Strategic plan and its associated targets provide a global framework for sustainably managing all types of forests and trees, halting and reversing deforestation and forest degradation, and increasing forest area by 2030.Labour report shows half of workers frequently exposed to physical risks A hard-hitting report into the impact of humans on nature shows that nearly one million species risk becoming extinct within decades, while current efforts to conserve the earth’s resources will likely fail without radical action, UN biodiversity experts said on Monday.Speaking in Paris at the launch of the Global Assessment study – the first such report since 2005 – UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said that its findings put the world “on notice”.Find our full story here.UN Forum works to safeguard world’s forests The lives of 115 colleagues who lost their lives between the beginning of last year and the end of March, serving the United Nations, were honoured on Monday at the annual Memorial Service for Fallen Staff, in New York.UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that it was a “sad reminder of the often-perilous nature of our work” but also “testament to the commitment of the thousands of women and men from around the globe who are prepared to risk all to promote peace and provide assistance to some of the world’s most vulnerable and needy people.”Read our full coverage of the ceremony here.Listen to or download our audio 3-minute News in Brief for 6 May 2019 on SoundCloud: read more

Suzanne RochonBurnetts contribution to indigenous arts honoured in new exhibit

Before Suzanne Rochon-Burnett passed away, she asked that her daughter Michele-Elise take over where she had left off.“She gave me instructions for her art,” said Michele-Elise Burnett. “She said, ‘you’ve been fortunate to see and know this art, but it will be your responsibility to continue to share the knowledge, the teachings and the messages that are being told through our people’s art.’”The desire to continue advocating and sharing indigenous art is the driving force behind a new art exhibition opening next week at Brock University’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA).Brock University, The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts Consultancy are joining together to present Awakening Her Spirit — Select Works from the collection of Suzanne Rochon-Burnett as part of the first Celebration of Nations event.The exhibit opens at the MIWSFPA Visual Arts Gallery Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.The exhibition follows Suzanne Rochon-Burnett’s journey to empower and support indigenous arts in Canada and globally through a collection of paintings, mixed media, sculpture and personal objects. Curated by Samuel Thomas (Cayuga), the show will feature never-before exhibited original works by Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Beam, Roy Thomas, Vince Bomberry, Simon Brascoupe, Bruce King and more.“My mom was an advocate and champion of indigenous art before it was being recognized as legitimate art,” Michele-Elise Burnett said. “She helped build recognition and respect to ensure that indigenous artists were compensated fairly like everybody else. She championed artists and their work and encouraged them to find value in it.”Samuel Thomas, a master bead worker and family friend, will lead an interactive Curator’s Talk on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Visual Arts Gallery.“My mother took beading lessons from Sam’s mother,” Michele-Elise explained. “When I told Sam about the Celebration of Nations exhibit of my mother’s art, he was pleased and honoured to help pull it together.”Rochon-Burnett was a Métis broadcaster and businesswoman who started her career as a journalist in Quebec. Among her many accomplishments, she and daughter Michele-Elise became the first indigenous Canadians to own a CRTC broadcast license as owner and operator of Spirit 91.7 FM radio in Niagara.Rochon-Burnett would also become co-founder and first vice-chair of the Métis Nation of Ontario, and sat on boards at TV Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canadian Council of the Arts, among others. In 2002, Rochon-Burnett received an Honorary Doctorate from Brock in recognition of her contributions to Canadian cultural life.She has left many legacies, including the Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Scholarship at the University, which has to date helped 18 indigenous students embark on a university education they may have otherwise never had. Fiercely proud of her heritage, Rochon-Burnett has shown that an individual who is inspired can wake up every day and follow and achieve their dreams.Awakening Her Spirit is part of Celebration of Nations, a gathering of indigenous arts, culture and tradition set for Sept. 8-10. The gathering features ticketed performances by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, DJ Shub as well as free workshops, performances and teachings all weekend long. The full schedule is available at www.celebrationofnations.caThe exhibit continues through Sept. 30 at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts located at 15 Artists’ Common in downtown St. Catharines.Situated on the lower level of the MIWSFPA, regular hours of the Art Gallery are Tuesday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. Additional open hours for Celebration of Nations include:Thursday, Sept. 7 from 6-9 p.m.Friday, Sept. 8 from 1-8 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. read more

Wellbeing should be timetabled alongside English and maths study suggests

Wellbeing should be timetabled alongside English and maths, a study by Nuffield Health suggests. It comes following a two-year pilot scheme in which a dedicated member of staff was assigned to teach children about mental health and wellbeing at an Oxfordshire secondary school. The results suggested the role traditionally fulfilled by the matron in British schools could soon be filled by “Heads of Wellness”. And Robert Shadbolt, headteacher at the guinea pig Wood Green Secondary School, said the programme had been such a success that wellbeing would now be timetabled and added into its curriculum. The study found that 11 year-groups reported an improvement in energy levels, in feeling relaxed and in their ability to deal with problems.It also saw a 48 percent rise in average fruit consumption and a 59 percent rise in the average vegetable consumption. Among staff, teachers showed “a significant increase” on a scale used to measure wellbeing as well as a rise in average fruit and veg consumption – up seven percent and 13 percent respectively.  The health provider is now offering a free-of-charge six-week programme to be used in schools across the country, which includes guidance for children on what they should eat, how often they should exercise and how much ‘screen time’ they should have. The scheme saw a Head of Wellbeing installed at Wood Green School in Witney, Oxfordshire. Davina Deniszczyc, Nuffield Health Medical Director said: “There is a gap in the provision of wellbeing support in schools that urgently needs addressing.” 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. read more

When it comes to flu shots earlier the better

first_imgYou’ve probably been told “patience is a virtue.” Well, it’s not virtuous to postpone getting your flu shot. That’s something the staff at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is aware of. So the hospital provided about 1,200 flu shots to Legacy personnel and community members on Tuesday, during the hospital’s “Kick the Flu” event. “As soon as you see a shot available, take it,” advised Bryan Goodin, the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center manager for employee services. “The shot is known to last six months or a year, so there’s no such thing as too early. But that’s a big myth. People are like, ‘Oh, I’m going to wait until mid-November to get my flu shot.’ The issue with that is that the flu circulates year-round. So we see people with the flu in May. If you’re waiting until November you’re still being exposed all year round.”Goodin, who remembers having the flu once as a kid, said the Pacific Northwest flu season tends to peak in January. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting a shot before the end of this month. Goodin did say that if you must have a final deadline, “get it before Turkey Day because then all the holiday travelers are bringing more virus into the population.” The flu is monitored by researchers who observe the Southern Hemisphere and Australia, since their winter is reversed with the U.S. winter. That way they can see what mutations have occurred and what we should expect for our flu season — although that method isn’t a completely accurate indictor of what will happen here. Dr. Hoa Ly, a physician at Legacy, said Tuesday that his family gets the flu vaccine every year. He also appreciates that personnel at Legacy emphasize vaccinations since they can transmit the disease to sick people.last_img read more

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Public Forecast 22 Jan 2015

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGENERAL SITUATION: A WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL PROVIDE PLEASANT CONDITIONS ACROSS THE BAHAMAS AS IT GRADUALLY BUILDS OVER THE AREA.NO GALE WARNINGS:FOR ALL AREASWINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 12 TO 18 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & Turks and Caicos.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS and Turks and Caicos.WEATHER: SLIGHT CHANCE OF A PASSING SHOWER.MOONRISE: 8:25 AM MOONSET: 8:23 PMHIGH TIDE: 8:54 AM & HIGH TIDE: 9:20 PMLOW TIDE: 03:19 PM & LOW TIDE: 3:31AM FRI.EXTENDED FORECAST FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS: A DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL MOVE ACROSS FLORIDA INTO THE WESTERN ATLANTIC WHILE DRAGGING A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS ON SATURDAY.FORECAST FOR FRIDAYWINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.SEAS RUNNING: 3 TO 5 FEET OVER THE OCEAN FOR ALL AREAS.WEATHER: FEW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.FORECAST FOR SATURDAYADVISORY: AN ADVISORY FOR THE NW BAHAMAS AND A CAUTION FOR THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMAS DURING THE MORNING HOURS.WINDS: SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS AT FIRST, VEERING SW TO WEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTH TO SW IN THE SE BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON HOURS.SEAS: 6 TO 9 FEET OVER THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET AT FIRST IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS, DECREASING TO 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON HOURS.WEATHER: PARTLY SCATTERED SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY ALONG THE FRONT IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS THROUGH THE NIGHT. Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Recommended for you Related Items:bahamas weather, turks and caicos weather Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Noon Bahamas Marine Forecastlast_img read more

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Bahamas golden team wows at BTC IAAF World Relays final event

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#BTCIAAFWorldRelays, #magneticmedianews, #TeamBahamasBTCIAAF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 24, 2017 – Nassau – Team Bahamas did not win the BTC IAAF World Relays held in Nassau over the rainy weekend, but taking the final event in such stellar style made residents of the 242 feel as if they did.The mix 4x400m featuring two Olympic gold medalists was just untouchable as Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Anthonique Strachan, Steven Gardiner and Michael Mathieu gave an unforgettable finale for Bahamian fans.   The Games were spared the worst of the rain and managed to get done in fine form, with athletes from around the world here for the meet raving about the fans, the culture of the country and the junkanoo music which they loved hearing as they navigated the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium track.Overall, Team USA was awarded the Golden Baton for a third straight overall win at the relatively new sports meet, 21 points ahead of second place Jamaica at the IAAF World Relays.#MagneticMediaNews#BTCIAAFWorldRelays#TeamBahamasBTCIAAF Recommended for you TCI Athletes smash personal and national recordslast_img read more

MADORE VIDEO A look at the countys Public Information Officer program

first_imgVisit columbian.com weekdays for more snippets of the interview with David Madore.Wednesday: Madore on Leavitt’s expected re-election announcementThursday: Madore on his first 40 days in officeFriday: C-Tran compensation and public vs. private compensationMonday: A look at the county’s Public Information Officer programTuesday: Ways to save moneyWednesday: The personal assistantIn part four of a wide ranging video interview with newly elected Clark County Commissioner David Madore, he speaks about the number of public information officers the county employs. He says each commissioner has a certain interest in particular areas and the public information officers — including what they are paid — is something that Commissioner Tom Mielke has an interest in. Watch the accompanying video for more information.last_img read more

Celebrities offer support for Whitney Houstons daughter

first_imgATLANTA — Celebrities are offering their support and prayers for Whitney Houston’s daughter, who authorities say was recently found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in a suburban Atlanta townhome.Police said 21-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown was taken Saturday to a hospital in the northern Atlanta suburb of Roswell, Georgia.La Toya Jackson is one of several celebrities who used Twitter to express her support Sunday.“Let’s All Send Love Light & Prayers to Bobbi Kristina Brown!” Jackson tweeted. “Wishing Her A Healthy & Speedy Recovery!”Singer-songwriter Missy Elliott said on Twitter that she’s also throwing her support behind Brown. “Still Praying 4 Bobbi Kristina,” Elliott tweeted in part.Brown is the daughter of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown.Lindsey Harber, a spokeswoman at North Fulton Hospital, where police say Houston’s daughter was taken, declined comment.“I can’t confirm she’s even there,” Harber said Sunday.Brown’s husband, Nick Gordon, along with a friend, found the woman in a bathtub on Saturday, Roswell police said in a statement. The friend called 911 while Brown’s husband performed CPR on the woman because they did not believe she was breathing nor had a pulse, said Officer Lisa Holland, a Roswell Police Department spokeswoman.Police gave Brown additional care before she was taken to the hospital, Holland said.The townhome is in a subdivision near a bend in the Chattahoochee River, about 20 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bathtub on Feb. 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California. The 48-year-old Houston had struggled for years with cocaine, marijuana and pills, and her behavior had become erratic. Authorities examining Houston’s death found a dozen prescription drug bottles in the hotel suite. They concluded that Houston accidentally drowned. Heart disease and cocaine use were listed as contributing factors in Houston’s death. Over her career, Houston sold more than 50 million records in the United States alone. Her voice, an ideal blend of power, grace and beauty, made classics out of songs such as “Saving All My Love For You,” “I Will Always Love You,” “The Greatest Love of All” and “I’m Every Woman.” Her six Grammys were only a fraction of her many awards. Houston left her entire estate to her daughter.last_img read more

ESPN vs SI

first_imgThis year, the editors here at FOLIO: selected ESPN senior vice president of content development and enterprises Keith Clinkscales to our annual FOLIO: 40 list—and for good reason. The brand, and the magazine, have undoubtedly stepped out of the shadow of competitor Sports Illustrated.Clinkscales has steered ESPN’s business strategy and is responsible for operations associated with the magazine and the company’s publishing-related business initiatives. The magazine has hired top talent, and saw a nearly 20-percent spike in ad revenues last year. In February, the magazine finally launched its own Web site, ESPNthemag.com, separate from ESPN.com.But, already, it seems like SI might have a leg up for 2009. Late last month, SI.com launched the SI Vault, a digital archive of more than 150,000 stories, 2,600 covers and a half-million photos spanning 54 years. In a little more than two weeks since its launch, the Vault has already racked up 17.36 million page views and 1.17 million unique visitors.I’d say that’s a home run.last_img read more

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Didi Ke Bolo gets more than 1L calls on Day I

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s first-of-its-kind unique public outreach campaign titled ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ (Tell Didi) has received an overwhelming response with more than one lakh people making calls on the #DidiKeBolo phone number that was announced by her at a media conference on Monday. More than 50,000 people across the state have shared their opinions and problems through the digital platform www.didikebolo.com.”In the last 24 hours, more than 1 lakh people have called on the #DidiKeBolo phone number. Currently, 250+ people are working round the clock on this. We are further ramping up our resources to handle the overwhelming response. We thank you for your patience! Please note that this is over and above the 50k+ people who have shared their opinions or problems through our digital platform – http://www.didikebolo.com,” stated the Twitter page named “Didi Ke Bolo” that was launched soon after Banerjee’s announcement on Monday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe post was retweeted by a number of TMC MPs and MLAs to spread awareness regarding the initiative. District presidents across the state made announcements about it as well. Atin Ghosh, who is the working president of TMC of North Kolkata district informed the councillors and borough chairmen about it in detail while for South Kolkata, party district president Debasish Kumar undertook a similar exercise. The MLAs will be doing media conferences across the state on Wednesday to spread the message. As part of the programme, TMC representatives will reach out to the families and share the phone number: 9137091370 that will enable people to put across their views, grievances, if any, directly to Didi. The target set up by the TMC is to reach around 1.6 crore families that comprise 80 percent of the total households in Bengal in the coming 20 months ahead of the 2021 state Assembly elections.last_img read more

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Avail This Amazing Price Drop Offer On The Lifetime Access Of Ultimate

first_imgGetting new skills is extremely essential especially when you are in the field of technology. The ever changing times require everything latest and you will always be at an advantage if you have the necessary skills to survive. Ever worked with networking systems? If not, then start today. Wccftech is offering an amazing discount on the Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle.Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle featuresThe bundle includes 9 extremely comprehensive courses that will help you earn the necessary certifications necessary to work with Cisco Networking Systems. So are you ready for it? Do you need to know more? Here are highlights of what each course in the bundle has to offer:Cisco 100-105: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 – ICND1 V3Take the First Step Toward an Invaluable Cisco CCNA CertificationCisco 200-105: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 – ICND2 V3Make Strides In Your Pursuit of a Career in Cisco NetworkingCisco 210-260: Implementing Cisco Network SecurityBecome Adept at Securing Networks Running on Cisco ServersCisco 200-355: Implementing Cisco Wireless Networking FundamentalsWork Towards a Base Level Certification in Wireless NetworkingCisco 210-060: Implementing Cisco Collaboration Devices (CICD)Start Administering Cisco Unified Communications SolutionsCisco 210-065: Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices (CIVND1 & CIVND2)Learn How to Implement Cisco Video Solution ArchitecturesCisco 300-101: ROUTE – Implementing Cisco IP RoutingDiscover Advanced IP Addressing & Routing Skills That Will Take Your Career FarCisco 300-115: SWITCH – Implementing Cisco IP Switched NetworksLearn How to Become an Advanced Enterprise Networking ProfessionalCisco 300-135: TSHOOT – Troubleshooting And Maintaining Cisco IP NetworksIdentify & Master Best Practices for Keeping Cisco Networks Running SmoothlyThe bundle has been designed by iCollege who are known for being a leading international provider of E-learning courses. The company is basically a combined venture of XpertSkills and XpertEase Software. The synergy between these two has been very successful and they have been able to provide latest sophisticated, efficient, innovative and flexible solutions to our learning needs.Original Price Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle: $3,285Wccftech Discount Price Ultimate Cisco Certification Super Bundle: $49 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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The Dos and Donts of Diverse Hiring a Recap

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, journal, News The Dos and Don’ts of Diverse Hiring, a Recap Share July 18, 2018 715 Views center_img 2018-07-18 Kristina Brewer On Wednesday, July 18th, the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC) presented the webinar titled ‘The Dos and Don’ts of Diverse Hiring in the Workplace,” with Randy S. Miller, President of Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. The webinar is part of a larger series which provides industry professionals and diversity practitioners with practical education to deepen their knowledge on issues related to diversity and inclusion.The focus of this particular presentation centered around federal court employment discrimination lawsuits, which have reached an all-time high, the monetary and reputational expenses of which can cause irreparable harm to a company.  Within this discussion, Miller touched on best practices for success in ensuring that your organizations hiring practices encourage diversity and protect the bottom line.The American Mortgage Diversity Council provides a platform for collaboration of mortgage industry leaders for the advancement of diversity and inclusion dialogue. The organization fosters discussion and promotes action through active participation with mortgage lenders, servicers, and related service providers. AMDC regularly engages with various federal agencies with respect to policy and procedure impacting diversity and inclusion across the mortgage industry.To hear the recording of this webinar, click here.Upcoming webinars in this series include the following:”Diversity and the Business Supply Chain,” hosted by Edmond Buckley, President, Aspen Grove Solutions on August 16″Women-Owned Small Business: Navigating Certification and Federal Contracting Obstacles,” hosted by Heather Beers Burt, Managing Partner, Beers Housing, Inc., October 24Archived webinars from the AMDC’s series can be viewed here:”Understanding the Effects of Implicit Bias,” hosted by Charmaine Brown, Diversity Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Fannie Mae.”Making the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion,” hosted by Tami Rund, AssetVal; Brian Dailey, First Allegiance; Katie Van Hook, Continental Real Estate Services; Monika Peltz, First American; Randy Perry, AssetVal.last_img read more

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