CBCs Story of Us gives Canadians fresh take on 150 years of

first_imgAdvertisement “There’s Champlain,” said one of the producers.It’s all part of Canada: The Story of Us, a sweeping CBC docudrama series celebrating Canada’s heroes and presenting the stories behind the nation 150 years after confederation. It premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. Facebook Twitter Samuel de Champlain, played by Toronto-based actor Greg Zajac, was in full costume and enjoying a Coke between scenes in a makeshift cafeteria. A few days earlier, Zajac shot a scene where he beheaded a shipmate in Canada’s first coup. Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The expression “surrounded by history” came vividly to life last July as film crews worked along the shores of Lake Ontario to recreate several key moments in Canadian history.One involved dozens of actors dodging explosive blasts as they ran up the shore in full battle gear, depicting Canadian troops landing at Juno Beach during the D-Day invasion. A couple of hundred metres away, several other actors and crew members were shooting a scene from the mid-’70s when “boat people” from Vietnam arrived on Canadian shores.Nearby, an explorer was becoming the father of New France.last_img read more

Premier Dwight Ball makes announcement regarding the Muskrat Falls Project

first_imgAn announcement was made regarding the Muskrat Falls Project from the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dwight Ball.Premier Ball was joined by the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources, as well as the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety.Courtesy GovNLlast_img

Lesbians Gays Bisexuals More Likely to Have Mental Problems survey

Rabat – Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals are more likely to have long-standing mental health problems and have unfavorable experiences with the UK National Health Service than their heterosexual counterparts, a new survey has found.One of the largest surveys of homosexuals in England, the study analyzed data from over two million people. Researchers from the RAND Corporation, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Medical School found that “Sexual minorities were two to three times more likely to report having a longstanding psychological or emotional problem than their heterosexual counterparts.”According to the survey, close to 11% of gay men and 15% of bisexual men reported having a long-lasting mental health issue, compared with 5% of heterosexual men. Funded by the Department of Health in England, the survey also found that lesbians, gays, and bisexuals are twice as likely to have worse experiences with their general practicioner (GP) than heterosexuals.According to Professor Martin Roland, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research, “The survey shows that sexual minorities suffer both poorer health and have worse experiences when they see their GP.”“We need to ensure both that doctors recognize the needs of sexual minorities, and also that sexual minorities have the same experience of care as other patients,” He added.These longstanding psychological or emotional problems are not more common only with the Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals in England Similar health problems were diagnosed in the sexual minorities in the US.“We know that sexual minorities in the United States have health problems similar to those we see in England and also face stigma, prejudice, and discrimination,” said Dr. Marc Elliott, a principle researcher at the RAND Corporation.Despite the growing recognition of LGBT rights worldwide, and the approval of same sex marriages in many countries, sexual minorities still face major “health complications”, according to the survey.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

Security Council calls for plans to deploy UN peace force to Somalia

In a resolution adopted unanimously, Council members deplored the deteriorating humanitarian situation inside Somalia – which has not had a functioning national government since 1991 – and called on Mr. Ban and the international community to therefore intensify their efforts to promote political reconciliation in the country. The resolution asks Mr. Ban to continue plans for a UN peace force to succeed the current African Union operation (known as AMISOM), “taking account of all relevant conditions on the ground, and considering additional options for the size, configuration, responsibility and proposed area of operation, depending on different conditions on the ground.” It also reiterates earlier calls on Member States to provide the funding, personnel, equipment and services for the full deployment of AMISOM as part of efforts to facilitate the withdrawal of other foreign forces from Somalia and to help create the conditions necessary for lasting peace and stability. Somalia has been convulsed by deadly fighting in recent months, including in and around the capital, Mogadishu, which has seen an exodus of hundreds of thousands of civilian residents in the past year. Ethiopian-backed Transitional Federal Institution (TFI) forces have clashed with Islamist insurgents, and humanitarian workers have also been in jeopardy from the continued fighting. The situation has been exacerbated by a drought across much of the Horn of Africa nation, as well as the soaring prices of basic foods such as rice. Today’s resolution calls on Mr. Ban to strengthen existing efforts to better coordinate the operations of UN and other humanitarian agencies in Somalia to try to help resolve issues relating to access, security and the provision of relief. It also presses States and regional organizations to take action to protect shipping involved in the transport and delivery of humanitarian aid. Piracy has been a persistent problem off the coast of Somalia. The UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) is currently based in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, because of the security situation inside Somalia. The resolution welcomed Mr. Ban’s recommendation in a report earlier this year to relocate both the office and the UN country team headquarters either to Mogadishu or an interim location in the country. UNPOS and the UN country team are tasked with assisting the TFI so that Somalia can develop a new constitution and put it to a referendum, as well as stage free and democratic elections next year. 15 May 2008The Security Council today called on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to continue contingency plans to deploy a possible United Nations peacekeeping operation in strife-torn Somalia and to relocate its political office from neighbouring Kenya. read more

Food electricity water top priorities for postquake Chile UN relief wing reports

3 March 2010The situation in the main areas of Chile affected by the recent earthquake is still critical, the United Nations relief wing reported today, noting that access to food and the restoration of electricity and drinking water are still the top priorities. According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), at least 723 people were killed and 2 million affected by the 8.8-magnitude quake, which occurred just off the coast of Chile early Saturday morning. The Government of Chile has declared 6 out of its 15 regions as zones of catastrophe – Valparaiso, Metropolitana, Libertador O´Higgins, Araucania, Biobío and Maule.Yesterday the Deputy UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg, told a news conference that the UN stands ready to support in every way possible, adding that rescue and relief efforts in the six affected regions is “firmly in the hands” of the Chilean Government.The Government has so far requested very specific priority items, such as field hospitals with surgical facilities, dialysis centres, generators, satellite phones, structural damage evaluation systems, salt water purification systems, mobile bridges and field kitchens.The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the regional arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), reported today that the first foreign field hospitals from Argentina and Peru have already arrived in Chile and will be deployed to areas where the local hospitals sustained severe damage.In addition, the agency has produced guidelines on how to ensure that mobile field hospitals can be most effective and not place an undue burden on local health authorities.“Mobile field hospitals will make a contribution if they are requested by the national health authorities; they can be quickly dispatched and set up without draining resources at the local level; and if they require only minimal support from the community itself,” it stated.In a related development, it was reported today that the headquarters of the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), located in the capital, Santiago, suffered no serious structural damage, but parts of the main building continue to pose a security risk for staff members.As such, staff whose offices are in good condition will return to work tomorrow, while the remaining staff will return gradually as repairs advance and staff safety is ensured. read more

Western Sahara refugees in Algeria get free phone service to call home

The first segment of the phone service provided by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) began operating on Monday between Tindouf’s 27 February school and Western Sahara’s Laayoune city. More than 50 calls were made in the first two days – 80 per cent of them by women.”The phone line will bring together families separated by this long-standing conflict and allow them to get closer,” said UNHCR’s Radhouane Nouicer. “It is a real humanitarian advance after so many years.”Phone contact originally was launched last April, with the assistance of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), but it was suspended after just one day at the request of representatives of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro (POLISARIO), pending formal authorization by the Algerian authorities.A series of meetings in October and December between the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Alvaro de Soto, senior UNHCR staff and representatives of the Algerian and Moroccan governments, as well as POLISARIO, led to the procurement of the necessary agreements and authorization.Some 165,000 Sahawari refugees are estimated by the Algerian Government to be living in five camps around Tindouf.UNHCR, which has plans to extend the phone connection to the other camps in the Tindouf region, is also negotiating the start of a mail service as soon as possible. read more

Former Ohio State running back Jaamal Berry attends Pro Day unable to

Former Ohio State running back stands in the end zone during warmups of a game against Illinois Oct. 15, 2011 in Champaign, Ill. OSU won, 17-7.Lantern file photoFormer Ohio State running back Jaamal Berry had it in his head that he was going to be able to showcase his talents for NFL scouts and general managers at OSU’s Pro Day Friday.But then Berry said he was told he couldn’t, because of an NFL rule that was “new” to him.“I guess it’s a rule that I could only do it in my hometown, like a hometown state school or school I was just attending,” Berry said.That school was Murray State in Murray, Ky., where Berry transferred to prior to the 2012 season. He was suspended from the OSU football team Nov. 2, 2011, after his involvement with an incident that saw him charged with assault, battery and disorderly conduct.Former Buckeye linebacker Etienne Sabino — who graduated from OSU after the 2012 season — was allowed to participate Friday, because of a rule that allows players who are just one year removed and not with an NFL team to work out at their former college, an OSU spokesman said.In Berry’s case, he was unable to work out Friday with former Buckeyes who he called “some of his best friends” because he has not been at the school since being charged.An OSU spokesman said Friday he “was under the impression” Berry was going to work out Friday.“(I thought) that he had gotten some approval like that,” the spokesman said.Despite the circumstances under which Berry left OSU, he said he still views his time at OSU as a positive in his life.“Leaving here was a big wake up call for me, even going to a smaller school,” Berry said. “A lot of things that I got here wasn’t going down at Murray State. It made me grow up real fast and appreciate the moment, live in the moment. So I’m definitely grateful for that.”Berry played in 11 games as a Buckeye from 2010-11, averaging 25.4 yards per kickoff return after being recruited by former OSU coach Jim Tressel.Berry said he called his former coach after he graduated from Murray State in December, to thank him.“When I graduated and finished I let him know I graduated and thanked him for the opportunity to experience some of the best years of my life to come here,” Berry said.The former OSU running back — who is from Pinecrest, Fla. — said he might go back to his home state to see if he can get a chance to show scouts what he can do, after he talks to his agent. read more

England does not need a nation of  Oxford degrees Governments chosen social

“I actually don’t think, as a country, and this is my very personal opinion, we kind of need everyone to have a degree from Oxford. I don’t get it.”If I’m using a carpenter to build me a new cupboard, I want someone who loves wood, and loves what they do and can do it. I don’t really care whether they’ve got a degree or not.”Dame Martina told the committee: “In my own personal family, with my eldest and youngest sons and their struggles with dyslexia, and they’ve both gone through a creative route, and I think it would have been great, with hindsight, to have sat down with them and had a different conversation with them at 16.”She added this was her personal view and it will be for the commission as a whole to make decisions about priorities. I think there are a lot of kids at the moment being forced down an academic route that doesn’t suit them and actually doesn’t play to their strengthsDame Martina Milburn 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. Dame Martina, who is chief executive of the Prince’s Trust, added: “I think there are a lot of kids at the moment being forced down an academic route that doesn’t suit them and actually doesn’t play to their strengths. England does not need a nation of adults with Oxford degrees, the Government’s chosen social mobility chief has warned.Dame Martina Milburn told MPs she is concerned that many young people are being “forced down an academic route that doesn’t suit them” and wants to see an overhaul of vocational education.A shake-up of the system would “make a real difference” to social mobility, ensuring everyone gets the same opportunities in life, regardless of background.Dame Martina was announced in May as the Government’s preferred candidate to become the next chairwoman of the social mobility commission.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The position became open after the entire board, led by chairman Alan Milburn, quit in December in protest at a lack of progress towards a “fairer Britain”.At a pre-appointment hearing by the Commons education committee on Wednesday, Dame Martina was asked what she “expects to challenge the Government on first”.She replied: “Personally, I would like to really look at vocational education. I think that, for me, is a huge key to making a real difference in social mobility.” read more

AfDB calls for transparent management of Africas mineral resources

first_imgThe African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has called for a more transparent management of Africa’s mineral resources, underscoring the fact that the extraction of Africa’s oil, gas and mineral resources represents a boom for African countries if it is managed well. Opening a joint AfDB, World Bank and The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) workshop on Resource Governance and the Extractive Industries in Tunis, the Director of the Bank’s Governance and Financial Reform Department, Gabriel Negatu, said the AfDB was keen to promote greater transparency in the management of Africa’s mineral sector to ensure that it contributes to the economic well-being of the continent.The June 2-3 extractive industries workshop series brought together country economists, governance, environmental, and natural resource management specialists, private sector operations task managers and field office staff in countries with significant oil and gas resources.Negatu said the extraction of Africa’s oil, gas and mineral resources could benefit the AfDB Group’s Regional Member Countries (RMCs) only if it was properly managed, adding that transparency in the sector was of the greatest importance. To this end, the Bank Group has joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a partnership of governments, companies, civil society groups, investors and international organizations, that supports improved governance in resource-rich countries. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the EITI seeks to do this through the verification and publication of company payments and government revenues from oil, gas and mining.Negatu said the AfDB was supporting the work of the EITI in five RMCs. “EITI helps us ensure that the current commodity boom offers a second chance, not a second curse,” he added.Outside the EITI, the AfDB Group works with RMCs on broader governance issues related to the extractive industries. These include contract negotiations and enforcement, public expenditure management, auditing, and policy development and implementation, among other issues designed to improve governance in the extractive industries.The prudent use and proper management of natural resources for the benefit of the citizenry is a critical issue for the AfDB as it affects aid effectiveness in infrastructure projects, private sector investment, resource allocation and lending support.Key issues discussed during the workshop include case studies on some EITI implementing countries, key success factors in EITI programs, building a donor program on EITI and going beyond EITI ( the ‘EITI ++’ agenda). Participants also considered EITI process and trends, multi-stakeholder character and national ownership, trends in outreach to middle income countries and BRICs, endorsements and UN resolution, the role of the EITI Secretariat as the guardian of the process, the development of a methodology and validation process, an overview of EITI implementation globally, donors supporting EITI programs globally and the role of the World Bank and the EITI trust fund.The meeting also looked at the extent of EITI implementation in Africa, donor agencies working on EITI programs in various countries, potential EITI candidates and strengthening the World Bank / AfDB cooperation in support of EITI in the region.last_img read more

PHOTO of the DAY When you think that you won even before

← Previous Story RK Gorenje lead Slovenian Play-Off run Next Story → CSM Bucharest conquer Europe! CSM Bucharestzrk vardar “We are favorites”, it was the main sentence and a reason for happiness in Skopje, after ŽRK Vardar avoid finally “eternal” rival ŽRK Budućnost in Women’s EHF Champions League semi-final. Previous experience of losing both semi-finals against Montenegrian girls, but also draw which put Davis&Kastratović and their girls on the newcomers in TOP handball – CSM Bucharest, were a good base for the optimism before trip to Hungary, but…This photo showing a moment of getting the name of the rival for semi-final and helpless situation during the horrible match for Macedonian side…

GCM celebrates new AustraliaGreece visa

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) breathed a big sigh of relief on Monday, when the Hellenic Parliament ratified the bilateral agreement between Australia and Greece. The Work and Holiday Visa was a significant issue on the organisation’s agenda, with staff working tirelessly for the past four years on the matter. The new agreement between the two nations will benefit hundreds of young Greek and Australian nationals aged 30 and under, granting them the right to work for up to 12 months.Contributing to the successful passing of the bill, in 2011, the GCM formed a committee in consultation with other Greek community organisations to assess the issues arising with the increase of Greek migration to Australia.Comprising members from the Greek Australian community, they met with the then Federal Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Chris Bowen, a number of times, during which they agreed on the pursuit of a bilateral agreement.Following the parliament’s decision on Monday, president of the GCM Bill Papastergiadis took the opportunity to formally reflect on the news. “Despite the delays and the difficulties, we never gave up,” said Mr Papastergiadis. “We continually made representations to both governments and particularly to Greece. The result overnight reflects how the GCM in consultation with others can effect government change here and in Greece.”He went on to thank all of the Greek organisations, including Greek-speaking media, for their ongoing supporting on the matter, and made special mention of politicians Chris Bowen and Maria Vamvakinou.last_img read more

Seven Stars named best in TCI by World Travel

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 13, 2016 – Congratulations Seven Stars Resort, it is now the World Travel Awards winner of leading hotel for the Turks and Caicos.Ken Patterson, CEO of Seven Stars Resort and Spa accepted the prize in Ocho Rios, Jamaica where the Caribbean leg of the World Travel Awards were held in September.  He said, “We are thrilled that Seven Stars Resort & Spa was honored by the prestigious World Travel Awards.  We work tirelessly as a team every day to provide guests with the best luxury experience on property and we are humbled by this distinct recognition.” It has been a winning season for the tallest hotel in Grace Bay town; named on TripAdvisors Traveler’s Choice Awards as one of the Top 25 hotels in the Caribbean; and on the US News & World ranking, Seven Stars was listed at #17 for Caribbean top beach hotels. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:seven stars resort wins best hotel in tci at world travel awardslast_img read more

Home Lost In Clam Gulch Fire No Injuries Reported

first_imgThe Division of Forestry and Ninilchik Emergency Services responded with mutual aid to the fire. Dobson was the last one on scene with CES crews at 5:20pm when the fire was under control and crews with DOF began to mop the wildland areas that had burned. According to Dave LaForest, the American Red Cross of the Kenai Peninsula provided immediate needs and lodging assistance to the displaced family and will help the family on their road to recovery Updates will be posted as they are made available. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Brooke Dobson, Fire Marshal with CES: “The call came in at 1:08pm. There were no occupants inside the structure. The structure was reported as entirely engulfed by the time dispatch was notified. By the time we got on scene it had collapsed and the fire had spread to the wildland.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on May 15th, 2019 at 05:46 amA single family home was declared a total loss after a structure fire in Clam Gulch on Sunday afternoon. No one was injured, according to Central Emergency Services. Photo credit: Joe Vigil KTVA 11last_img read more

Mining Curbs Force India a Former Leading Exporter to Turn Importer

first_imgUntil recently, India was one of the top exporters of iron ore. But the trend is reversed now as the country looks at importing coal to meet its own requirement. Factors such as limited iron ore, bans on mining due to illegal practices, expiry of leases, heavy shipments duty and no proposal by the government to bring down the export duty have been cited as the prime reasons for this change in status.India has been forced to import iron ore from countries like Australia, Brazil and South Africa. The country plans to import about 45 million tonnes of iron ore in the next three years, an industrial executive told Reuters.JSW steelmaker did not import any iron ore last year, but following the domestic cutback in production, the company has announced an import of 6 million tonnes of iron ore in 2014-15.Basant Poddar, vice president of the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries told that the companies have no option but to import iron ores to meet their demand. The miners make a profit of $15-20 per tonne of iron ore by selling it to local steelmakers.Struggling mines in India:Karnataka, Goa, Odisha and Jharkhand are the major mining centres in India. But the closure orders on these have caused a major setback in domestic supply across the country. The Supreme Court’s decision to shut mining in Karnataka and Goa during 2011 and 2012 and the closure of mines this year in Odisha and Jharkhand worsened the domestic supply.Following multi restrictions by the government, only 22 mines of the 122 in Karnataka are functional currently. Poddar owns five mines in the state which have been closed due to hindrance in renewing mining leases, he said. In Goa, no mines have restarted yet.Last week, Jharkhand government ordered 12 out of 17 iron ore mines to be shut due to expired leases. While bans have been lifted at some mines across the nation, this has delayed the local supply and production.The setbacks have affected India’s iron ore production, which went from 218 million in 2009-10 to 152 million tonnes in 2013-14, according to Indian Bureau of Mines.The disruption started in India when the international market prices began slipping and later touched to a five-year low of $81.90 a tonnes last week, its lowest since 2009.last_img read more

1000 more Rohingyas enter Bangladesh

first_imgAround 1,000 more Rohingyas entered Bangladesh through several border points in Teknaf and Ukhia upazilas on Friday crossing the Naf River by boats and rafts, reports UNB.Officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station Md Moinuddin Khan said at least 800 Myanmar nationals made their way into Bangladesh through border points in Teknaf by boats and rafts made of plastic jars and bamboos.Police super of Cox’s Bazar AKM Iqbal Hossain said some 200 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh through Inani sea beach in Ukhia upazila in the evening.He said they held a boatman for allegedly carrying Rohingyas from Myanmar for exchange of excessive money.The detainee is Abdur Mazed, 35, a resident of Senpara village in Ukhia.last_img

A523 reopens after accident which saw caravan hit tree

first_imgThe approximate location of the accident (Image: Inrix) Read MoreIs Beast from the East 3 set to hit Stoke-on-Trent this Easter? “We used a wince to help stabilise the scene while waiting for recovery.” The Sentinel has contacted West Midlands Ambulance Service for comment. Traffic data company INRIX reports a diversion remains in place via Green Lane and the B5331. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA busy Staffordshire Moorlands road has reopened after an accident in which a caravan left the road. Emergency services were called to the A523 at the junction of Green Lane, Rudyard, at around 10.20am this morning after reports a car and caravan had left the road and collided with a tree. No one is believed to be seriously injured and the road has now reopened after being closed in both directions. The road is a key route between the Staffordshire Moorlands and Cheshire and runs between Leek and Macclesfield. A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said two fire engines had been sent to the scene and had helped stabilise the vehicle until recovery arrived. She said: “Crews from Leek and Hanley have attended. “There was no one in the vehicle as the occupant had got out. last_img read more

JK organises roadshow highlighting Kargil as an upcoming destination

first_imgJammu & Kashmir Tourism in collaboration with Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil took a mega initiative to promote ‘Ladakh’s Best Kept Secret’ i.e. Kargil as an upcoming tourism destination during OTM Mumbai 2017.The roadshow was organised at the Hyatt Regency Mumbai on February 22, 2017 and attended by several dignitaries, 30 members of All Kargil Travel Trade Association and famous personalities from Bollywood like Javed Jaffrey and Imran khan.The event was inaugurated by Jenab Haji Inayat Ali, Chairman- Legislative Council, who was the Chief Guest of the evening. Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Worthy CEC, LAHDC Kargil, was the Guest of Honour. The event was also graced by Mohammed Rafi Mir, Vice Chairman, JKTDC; Farooq A Shah, Secretary Tourism and Mahmood A Shah, Director Tourism.While speaking at the event, Haji Inayat Ali said, “Through J&K Tourism’s participation at OTM, the government wants to invite the travel trade professionals from Maharashtra and across India to visit our beautiful state. The situation in Kashmir is stabilised; we want to extend our hospitality to tourists and let them know that this place has overgrown its phase of crisis and wants to blossom once again. The government is working hard to boost and tap the unseen tourist spots in Ladakh, Kargil and the entire state of J&K.”He added that the current Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has assured her full commitment towards implementing the tourism plans and no stone would be left unturned to develop Kargil as a tourism destination.Later during the event, Haji Inayat Ali and Kacho Ahmad Ali khan released the second issue of Kargil Tourism brochure and launched the Kargil Tourism website.Expressing his views on tourism in Kashmir, Farooq A Shah said, “We have declared 2017 as ‘Visit Jammu & Kashmir Year’ and are hopeful that this year will attract even more tourists to the state. This is one of the prime reasons behind organising this roadshow. OTM has always given us priority and we wish to continue this relationship in the future.”An award ceremony was held where travel agencies who have included and marketed Kargil were awarded. The awardees were Overland Escape of Leh, A lifetime Trip of Delhi, Shangloo Travels of Kashmir, Trip India Holidays of Delhi and Distant Holidays of Kashmir. Also, the award for ‘Best Upcoming Destination’ was presented to Kargil by the organisers of OTM.last_img read more

Health ministry to engage private sector during nurses strike Updated

first_imgThe health ministry is going to involve the private sector in a bid to remedy the situation expected to arise due to the decision of PASYNO nurses to go on indefinite strike from March 15, permanent undersecretary Christina Yannaki said on Wednesday.Speaking on state radio Yannaki said that the government will tap the private sector to make sure public health is not compromised in the slightest.“The health ministry has prepared a strategic plan to offer health services [during the strike],” she said.“There has been a mapping out the current situation, all procedures required to be adopted by all state hospitals have been drafted, and any incidents that cannot be addressed by the emergency rooms – due to the fewer available nursing staff – will be referred to the private sector.”Emergency incidents will be admitted at state hospitals, she noted, where security staff will be available, but other incidents, which were clearly laid out in a meeting, will be referred to private hospitals.“There will be coordination by the health ministry with teams at each hospital, which we will be in constant contact with, and it will all be supervised by myself,” Yiannaki explained.“The plan is already in place – I know the teams I have assigned at each hospital, and there will be two dedicated telephone lines connecting directly to my office.”Yiannaki added that the amount of money which is going to be spent on this has not been estimated yet, but “this, too, will be solved”.She stressed that by Tuesday morning, the health ministry will coordinate all efforts to avert risk to public health.On Monday, the overwhelming majority of PASYNO nurses’ union members voted in favour of going on indefinite strike to reinforce their demand for degree-holding nurses to be placed in higher pay scales.“I want to make clear that the state cannot function under threat, nor can it allow the patients to be taken hostage,” Yiannaki said.“Our primary concern is to help the patients.”You May LikeInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesNew Rule in Rowland Heights, California Leaves Drivers FumingInsured Nation – Auto Insurance QuotesUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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