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Big turnout for Douglas library’s first Drag Queen Story Hour

first_imgArts & Culture | Juneau | KRNN | KRNN Tune IN | KXLL | KXLL Tune InBig turnout for Douglas library’s first Drag Queen Story HourJune 23, 2017 by Annie Bartholomew, KTOO Share:Gigi Monroe poses for pictures with Stacy Katasse and her children Autumm and Kaash at the Douglas Public Library on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Amelia Jenkins and Gigi Monroe pose for a photo at the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Douglas Public Library on June 14, 2017. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Teenagers were among the hundred people who attended the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Douglas Public Library on June 14, 2017. The event was funded by The Friends of the Library. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) 123 read more

US stocks rise sharply as investors recover from China panic

first_img Sarah Spickernell Show Comments ▼ US stocks rise sharply as investors recover from China panic Tags: NULL US stocks surged upwards today, bringing an end to six consecutive days of declines. Read more: US markets rise but FTSE closes lower as China uncertainty continuesAt close, the S&P 500 was up 3.9 per cent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq ended the day 3.96 per cent higher and 4.24 per cent higher, respectively.In the case of the S&P 500 and Dow, these were the biggest gains made since 2011, and made up for the losses suffered earlier in the week amid the panic over China’s economy. Read more: China’s economic slowdown: State pension fund allowed to invest in stock market for first time The Shanghai Composite Index fell 8.5 per cent on Monday, precipitating a mass sell-off across US and European markets. Europe recovered slightly on Tuesday, while US stocks continued to fall. But this morning, the US rise started from the moment trading began. It really took hold in the afternoon, however, when Fed policymaker William Dudley cast doubt on an imminent interest rate rise. In a speech, he said a September hike was no longer “compelling” due to the effects a China slowdown could have on the US. Rates have been kept at their current near-zero levels since 2006.  From my perspective, at this moment, the decision to begin the normalization process at the September FOMC meeting seems less compelling to me than it was a few weeks ago. The slowdown in China could lead… to a slower global growth rate and less demand for the US economy. Wednesday 26 August 2015 10:52 pm whatsapp Share More From Our Partners White House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp last_img read more

Laois man appointed principal of high-profile Limerick secondary school

first_img WhatsApp Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Facebook Twitter Home News Education Laois man appointed principal of high-profile Limerick secondary school NewsEducation By Steven Miller – 16th June 2020 Pinterest Currently the Limerick minor hurling manager, Mullins has been actively involved in the school’s vibrant sports scene having coached soccer and rugby teams.He replaces Karin Fleming who has retired after more than a decade in the position and takes over at an unusual time for the school as he hopes the students can return to the school in September having not been in attendance since mid March due to the Coronavirus restrictions.He will also be at the helm during a major refurbishment of the school’s facility which are based on the Dooradoyle side of the city close to the Garryowen Rugby Club grounds.”We are really excited with our building project which is starting in the next couple of months,” he added.“We have almost completed the planning stage. The whole school is going to be refurbished which is a major boost for us. News TAGSCrescent CollegeDiarmuid MullinsLimerick Facebook WhatsApp “There’s not been any major work since 1972 on it. In addition, we’ll have the science block which will really help the students. That’s exciting to see if we can get that completed and in terms of building, I’d hope we can move to a second phase.”Mullins is a past pupil of Ballyfin College, Mary Immaculate in Limerick and NUI Maynooth.A former two-time All Ireland minor football winner with Laois in 1996 and 1997, he won senior club hurling medals with Portlaoise in 1998 and 2004 and was part of the club’s football which reached the 2005 All Ireland club final.Diarmuid’s uncle Brian Mullins was one of the greatest Gaelic football midfielders of all time while his father Sean was a highly-respected engineer with Laois County Council and though now retired he is a very active with local environmental groups.He later transferred to the Mungret club in Limerick for whom he has played with and managed and is a respected coach across the codes in Limerick.He has previously been involved with the backroom team with the Limerick senior footballers and is the current minor hurling manager. He guided Limerick to Munster minor hurling glory in 2019.Crescent is one of just a handful of schools under the patronage of the Jesuits. Belvedere and Gonzaga College in Dublin, Clongowes Wood in Kildare and Colaiste Iognaid in Galway are the others with Crescent and Colaiste Iognaid, known as ‘The Jes’, the only two among them that aren’t fee-paying.Among Crescent’s many high-profile past pupils are former politicians Donagh and Des O’Malley, actor Richard Harris, comedian Dermot Whelan, Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, BBC presenter Terry Wogan and former Irish rugby internationals Peter Clohessy, Eoin Reddan and the Wallace brothers, Paul, Richard and David.Of a more recent vintage is Greg O’Shea, who won the reality TV show Love Island last year.SEE ALSO – Doubts over the future of Portlaoise Leisure Centre as staff meeting called Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous article‘A Government led by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael – no matter who they’re propped up by – does not represent change, says Laois Sinn Féin TDNext articlePopular Laois parish online concert to continue throughout the summer Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Diarmuid Mullins Portlaoise native Diarmuid Mullins has been appointed as principal of the highly-regarded Crescent College in Limerick.Mullins has taught English and History in the co-ed school of 950 students since 2002 and has been deputy principal since 2017.“It’s a great honour and privilege to become the new principal of Crescent College Comprehensive. It’s a very prestigious position and I’m really looking forward to getting started in September,” he told the Limerick Leader last week.  RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Electric Picnic Laois man appointed principal of high-profile Limerick secondary schoollast_img read more

NSWMA Receives 12 New Trucks

first_imgRelatedNSWMA Receives 12 New Trucks FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Twelve new garbage compacters were handed over to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) today (June 12), at the offices of the Ministry of Local Government and Environment in Kingston.Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of State in the Ministry, Harry Douglas, said that the new trucks would greatly enhance the capability and efficiency of the NSWMA.Stressing that the presentation of the trucks to the Authority was “a symbol of the government’s commitment to keeping the environment clean,” the State Minister said that last year alone, the government spent approximately $1.7 billion on managing solid waste disposal in the country.“I hope that these vehicles will be used with great care and to the maximum benefit of the Jamaican citizen. In addition, I charge the Acting Executive Director to ensure that all drivers are properly trained and meet the required standards before they take to the wheels of these trucks,” Mr. Douglas said.Acting Executive Director of the NSWMA, Christopher Powell, expressed his gratitude for the vehicles and assured the State Minister that they would be used professionally.Mr. Douglas also took the opportunity to commend the NSWMA on its latest initiative – the launch of the anti-litter ticketing campaign – which became effective on May 1.“It is my pleasure to present these trucks to the NSWMA and to encourage them to continue working with the stakeholders, the business community and other business associates to obtain their support in achieving your stated mission as you strive to improve the quality of life of all Jamaicans,” said Mr. Douglas.The vehicles were purchased at a cost of US$864,693.21. The 2007 Hyundai motor trucks were sourced through Key Motors and were purchased in Korea. RelatedNSWMA Receives 12 New Trucks NSWMA Receives 12 New Trucks UncategorizedJune 12, 2007center_img RelatedNSWMA Receives 12 New Trucks Advertisementslast_img read more

Canada Announces Continued Funding for COVID-19 Isolation Shelter in Thunder Bay, Ontario

first_imgCanada Announces Continued Funding for COVID-19 Isolation Shelter in Thunder Bay, Ontario From: Public Health Agency of CanadaToday, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced $1.5 million for a Safe Voluntary Isolation Site for residents of Thunder Bay and surrounding communities.The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-isolation is one of the most effective ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. However, for some individuals, crowded housing or congregate living settings can make it unsafe or impossible to self-isolate, increasing the risk of community transmission.Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced $1.5 million for a Safe Voluntary Isolation Site for residents of Thunder Bay and surrounding communities. This funding will support the expansion of the current isolation shelter, which has been operated by St. Joseph’s Care Group and a number of health system partners since April 2020. This will ensure that residents have continued access to accommodations to keep them, their families and their community safe.Voluntary Isolation Sites reduce the risks of spread of COVID-19 among household contacts, especially in locations where people face crowded housing conditions. These sites are one of the rapid response tools helping stop the spread of COVID-19, and can be deployed to communities facing outbreaks.The Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites Program exists to fill a gap for cities, municipalities, and health regions that are at-risk of high rates of transmission, as evidence indicates that individuals living in crowded housing and congregate settings are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, including its most severe outcomes.Sites selected under the Program give local public health officials tools for at-risk individuals to safely self-isolate. Local public health officials identify eligible individuals who may be offered the option to transfer to the isolation site on a voluntary basis.Quotes“Ensuring that everyone is healthy is the best way to protect all of us. This safe, voluntary isolation site in Thunder Bay will provide a place people can isolate if they are not able to safely do that at home. This funding will support another important tool for our health leaders to stop the spread of COVID-19.”The Honourable Patty HajduMinister of Health“This funding preserves a vital part of our community’s response to COVID-19, and gives us the flexibility to quickly meet in-the-moment demand for voluntary isolation spaces. For people who do not have an appropriate place to self-isolate, it ensures access to health and social supports they need while keeping their loved ones and communities safe.”Tracy Buckler, President & CEOSt. Joseph’s Care GroupQuick factsThe funding was provided to St. Joseph’s Care Group, on behalf of the City of Thunder Bay. The site is designed to assist individuals in the city and surrounding communities who are unable to safely self-isolate if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or identified by local public health officials as a high-risk contact.The Public Health Agency of Canada is providing the funding through the Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites Program beginning on April 1, 2021.As part of Canada’s rapid response tools against the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Canada is providing a total of $100 million in funding to municipalities and health regions to establish Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites across the country.To date, the Safe Voluntary Isolation Sites program has provided $54.4 million to support projects in Ontario, which totals approximately 2,015 rooms in the province.Regular monitoring and reporting of each safe voluntary isolate site will be conducted in coordination with local public health officials and third-party site operators.The sharing of best practices will be encouraged among the selected isolation sites to optimize effective site operation and the administration of services to individuals who access the sites.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Canadians are advised to follow local public health measures, avoid places that do not have controls in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and to stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, community, covid-19, Government, health, health and safety, isolation, meet, Minister, operation, outcomes, pandemic, President, public health, Safetylast_img read more

9 Things to Do This Weekend: CU Rave Club concert, hackathon and more

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 7, 2019 • By Ashley Hopko This weekend brings Bike to Work Day, a Lunar New Year celebration, women’s basketball, T9Hacks, CU Rave Club concert and more.Friday, Feb. 8Front Range Eco-Social Solutions 12 p.m. Eaton HumanitiesThis free two-day conference on Feb. 8–9 offers a weekend of sharing, learning and action. Come explore ideas and careers at the intersection of sustainability and innovation. The conference will feature re-broadcasted presentations from the annual Bioneers gathering of innovators and visionaries, and local presenters sharing solutions and innovations around environmental and social topics.Winter Bike to Work Day 4–6 p.m. UMC Bike StationFor this international holiday, students, staff and the community are encouraged to bike to work in order to help the environment (take the pledge). CU Student Government will host an event in front of the bike station at the UMC where they will be giving out food and warm drinks!CU Women’s Basketball vs. UCLA 7 p.m. CU Events Center Support the Buffs as they take on the UCLA Bruins. Also, the Buffs are participating in the Play4Kay National Free Throw Challenge to help raise money to fight against cancer. Get two game tickets, hot dog and soda for $13.Fri-Yay Nights: CU Rave Club presents Speakerbox 8 p.m.  Club 156Join CU Rave Club for a night of free music and dancing in Club 156! Concert lineup includes EXO, Yoko, Dr. Phil and a special guest.Saturday, Feb. 9T9Hacks: Women and non-binary hackathon Feb. 9-10  ATLAS Center  Have fun solving problems, exploring new technologies and building something creative during this 24-hour hackathon. There will be workshops, mentors, food, games and swag. Free registration.2019 Lunar New Year Show 7–10 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller BallroomRing in the Lunar New Year with Vietnamese Student Association’s annual Culture Show! There will be free Vietnamese food, Lion Dancing, traditional and modern dancing and more. This event is free.Need more things to do? Campus Events CalendarCatapult: A BFA dance concert 7:30 p.m.  University Theatre, Charlotte York Irey Theatre  How are stories of women in warfare across cultures and time periods being told? Why do we predict the stories of people with mental disorders? What are the cultural barriers keeping American men from participating in concert dance? Emerging dance artists explore the risks and rigors of these topics.Boulder Philharmonic: The Heavenly Life 7:30 p.m.  Macky Auditorium This show features fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor and soprano Mary Wilson. Student tickets are $5 with your Buff OneCard.Sunday, Feb. 10Probably Novel Podcast: Ellen Considine 7–8 p.m.   Radio 1190 Join Grant Baker, Josh Jacobson and Matthew Maierhofer for a live show about exciting STEM research conducted by CU students. This week’s guest is Ellen Considine, who researches the impact of air pollution from wildfires on human respiratory and cardiovascular health using data science and statistics in the Earth Lab. Participate by emailing a question to [email protected]:Things to DoCampus Communitylast_img read more

Telefonica secures protection from hostile advances

first_img Previous ArticleHKT targets Hong Kong 5G firstNext ArticleCK Hutchison tower split on track, 3 Group revenue up AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 MAR 2020 Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Related Español Spain’s government pledged to protect Telefonica from hostile takeover bids which may emerge from overseas investors seeking to take advantage of a sharp drop in the operator’s share price, in provisions made in emergency legislation.The Royal Decree Law 8/2020, passed in response to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, states investors from outside the EU and the European Free Trade Association will be unable to hold a stake equal to or more than 10 per cent in listed Spanish companies.It added such investors will also be unable to take control of companies in a number of sectors, including communications and media.As the coronavirus crisis continues to impact global markets and companies, Telefonica has notably been hit hard. At the time of writing, its share price stood at €4.51, a fall of a third over the past month.Telefonica is a 100 per cent listed company, with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. US investment company BlackRock is the largest, with a 6.7 per cent stake. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Kavit Majithia Home Telefonica secures protection from hostile advancescenter_img Tags Author Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Telefonica bolsters blockchain security Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques investmentTelefonicalast_img read more

Woman dies following Glenshane Pass crash in County Derry

first_img By admin – November 24, 2016 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews Previous articleLighting grant for All-Weather pitch on Arranmore IslandNext articleGAA Programme – 23/11/16 admin News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twittercenter_img Pinterest Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Picture from the Ponderosa Facebook pageA woman has died in hospital following yesterday morning’s three-vehicle crash on the Glenshane Pass outside Dungiven in County Derry.Three men and a woman were also taken to hospital after the crash near the Ponderosa.Two men have since been discharged.The other man and woman are still in hospital.The road was closed for several hours following the crash but reopened last night. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Woman dies following Glenshane Pass crash in County Derry Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Premium / Covid-19 radar: Down under warning! Poor procurement practices can kill!

first_img Password* Forgotten your password? Please click here LOGIN Email* The Covid-19 threat, unfortunately, still rages in places – unluckily, in those places that are home or so close to home.(More on Premium about why our reputation in Australia was tarnished already in July is here: “Strike three for the ’lucky country’ down under“.)Melbourne 2020 background: security sub-contractors, curfews & death Metropolitan Melbourne, Australia, is currently under the strictest lockdown of its citizens as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.While others around the globe are gauging their options, Melbourne has been … Email* Premium subscriber LOGIN Please Login Please either REGISTER or login below to continue By Mr Joy 15/09/2020 Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium New Premium subscriber REGISTER << Go back Reset Your Password Resetlast_img read more

Rewind: Reinach’s 11-minute RWC hat-trick

first_img Post by SA Rugby magazine One year ago today, Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach scored the fastest-ever hat-trick in Rugby World Cup history during the 66-7 victory over Canada.Rassie’s transformation transparency a good reminderBok Reflections: Stronger together in KobePhoto: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Shop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Watch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeFormer England wing wing Ugo Monye says Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe is one of the most devastating runners in the game ever.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoThe Family Breeze餐桌上嘅敵人: 十五種最致命嘅食物The Family Breeze|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Springboks, Top headlines, Videos, World Cup Tagged 2019 Rugby World Cup, Springboks Rewind: Reinach’s 11-minute RWC hat-trick Video published on October 8, 2020 ‘ ‘ ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFormer Bok captain: ‘SA Rugby operating a class system’SA Rugby MagUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more