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We must ‘acknowledge the voice of the people’ and ‘transition in grace’

first_img– Advertisement – If you haven’t heard, Donald Trump and the GOP he represents are attempting to steal the election won by President-elect Joe Biden. Republicans like Sens. Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and Rick Scott, terrified of losing Trump’s base, have been calling our democracy into question. Sadly, this is just another example of the cowardice shown by Republican leadership in the last four years.But not every Republican official is anti-democracy. Mike Boyce, the chairman of Cobb County, Georgia, lost his bid for reelection on Election Day. Boyce is a Republican and lost to his Democratic challenger, Lisa Cupid. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Boyce congratulated Chair-elect Cupid on her victory, telling the news outlet: “I think it’s also important, that as part of this process, that we have a transition in grace, that we acknowledge the voice of the people, we hear them and we move on. I hope that this message gets loud and clear to our national and our state leaders, that this transition in grace is part of the election process.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Women’s World Cup 2019: Coach Jill Ellis shrugs off USWNT goal celebration criticism

first_img“That night was about celebrating people,” Ellis explained. “I was most excited on the last goal we scored because that was Carli Lloyd. And I know all the history and all the background of that player to get to that moment and what that meant. So I think that’s important to put the human element in this as well. “It might seem a scoreline to you, but it’s also years and years of work and the pride I had in that moment — I didn’t know the score. I wasn’t celebrating the goal. I was celebrating Carli. I think that’s important.”Were the #USWNT disrespectful during their 13-0 win over Thailand?Here’s goal 9 of 13, and people are claiming the celebrations lacked class.Do you agree? We’ll discuss on @tsExtraTime #FIFAWWCpic.twitter.com/P84QYZoda9— Will Gavin (@WillGav) June 11, 2019The U.S. celebrated five goals from Alex Morgan, which matched a feat accomplished only by Michelle Akers for most goals made by a player in a single game. Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan and Sam Mewis also scored for the first time in a World Cup tournament as they made their debuts.  The Americans were questioned for over-celebrating as the score reached 13-0. Many criticized whether the U.S. players should have kept celebrating, calling it “disrespectful” and “embarrassing.”Ellis, however, explained her team wasn’t celebrating the goals as much as it was celebrating the players and all the hard work that went into scoring those goals on the World Cup stage. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know, how to watch USA vs. Chile Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standingscenter_img Coach Jill Ellis shrugged off the criticism the U.S. Women’s National Team faced for “exuberant” goal celebrations in the team’s first World Cup match against Thailand, simply calling it part of the game. “Goals are pretty hard to come by in our sport and I think the meaning behind those goals, the people behind those goals — you got to celebrate that,” Ellis told reporters Saturday. “You have to seize those moments,” Ellis said. “I have seen a lot of goals in this tournament and there have been a lot of unique celebrations, exuberant celebrations. That is part of a World Cup. It brings you to that level because it’s the pinnacle of our sport.”I think it’s great that women — not just our women, all women — get to celebrate in such an exuberant way with their own stamp as well.”The USWNT will face Chile on Sunday at noon ET (Fox) in its next game of the group stage.last_img read more

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KCCA held as Maroons, URA and Bul register victories

first_imgMike Mutyaba (right) fights for the ball against Tooro United on Wednesday (Photo by KCCA FC media)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Wednesday, 06-03-2019-Tooro United FC 1-1 KCCA FC-Maroons FC 1-0 Bright Stars FC-Paidha Black Angels FC 0-2 URA FC-Bul FC 2-1 Police FCKCCA FC missed a chance to go six points clear at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Tooro United.After Vipers losing 2-1 away to Ndejje University, KCCA knew that a win would see them move closer to a third championship in four years but could not overcome a spirited Tooro side.After a goalless first half, the game came to life in the second half as both goals came in the last 37 minutes.First it was the home side struck on 53 minutes through former SC Villa and Express FC forward Godfrey Lwesibawa.However, Tooro’s joy was short lived as KCCA equalized seven minutes later off a Mike Mutyaba deflected free-kick.From there on wards, efforts by either side to win it fell to hard ground as the respective backlines stood firm to repel any threats.In the end, they had to settle for a point each, at the sound of the final whistle.The point earned sees KCCA move onto 48 points, four ahead of second placed Vipers with only 7 games to play.For Tooro, they remain 7th on the log with 33 points.In Luzira, Maroons took a huge step to attaining their top tier status thanks to a 1-0 at home Bright Stars.The only goal of the game came 22 minutes from time through a Pius Obuya converted penalty.The win sees Maroons move into 12th on the standings with 25 points while Bright Stars slip into 11 on 28 points from 23 games.In Zombo, Paidha Black Angels’ survival hopes were dented a huge blow as they lost 2-0 at home to URA FC.In-form midfielder Saidi Kyeyune scored the opening goal of the game inside 13 minutes to silence the mammoth home crowd.As fate would have it, former Paidha captain Cromwell Romwothio made it 2-0 with 8 minutes to the break to ensure the tax collectors go into the break with a commanding lead.In the second half, it was all about game management for Sam Simbwa’s URA who would see out the 2-0 result.The loss for Paidha sees them move back down the pile with 12 points collected so far this season.For URA, they remain 4th but close in on Mbarara in third. The Tax Collectors now have 38 points, 2 behind the Ankole Lions.In the other game played at Njeru, Bul FC registered yet another home victory, defeating Police 2-1.Jimmy Kulaba handed Peter Onen’s side an early lead on 13 minutes to send the home fans into a frenzy.Two minutes to the half hour mark, James Otim doubled Bul’s lead o make it 2-0, a caution they held up until halftime.Police who are re-known for their fluid attacking brand of football would not go down without a fight however, reducing the deficit 5 minutes into the second half through Ronald Nyanzi.Despite relentless attacks by Abdallah Mubiru, Bul held onto a 9th victory of the season.The win sees Bul climb into 5th on the table with 35 points while Police drop to 10 having gathered 29 points so far.Comments Tags: bright starsBul FCKCCA FCMaroons FCPaidha Black Angelspolice fcStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeagueTooro unitedtopURA FClast_img read more

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PG Bison opens R1.3bn board factory

first_img21 April 2008South African timber products manufacturer and distributor PG Bison has officially opened its R1.3-billion board plant outside Ugie in the northeastern pine forest plantations of the Eastern Cape province.Work on the facility started after PG Bison’s parent company, JSE-listed Steinhoff, purchased a 67% stake in North East Cape Forests from Mondi, with production starting in December and being ramped up steadily since then.In a December statement released after the first board was pressed at the plant, PG Bison added that the board plant, which covered some 36 hectares of a 64-hectare site, was designed to accommodate possible future timber beneficiation processes.PG Bison said that the 1 000m³ per day particle board plant was a pivotal development in the forestry cluster, intending to extract maximum value from the raw material by utilising the entire tree in an integrated operation.Further value will be added to the raw board through a 35 000m² melamine faced board press which was successfully commissioned in October last year.“When the Ugie board plant reaches full production, we will almost double our capacity, creating exciting new opportunities to establish PG Bison as the preeminent particle board producer in South Africa,” said PG Bison CEO Chris van Niekerk.Developing local economy, skillsPG Bison said that it had gathered a team of production specialists from its other plants around the country and had spent several months training locally recruited employees.“Many of the new production staff spent a considerable amount of time receiving on the job training at facilities elsewhere in the country,” the company said. “Key personnel were sent abroad to learn the specifics of operating the continuous press – the largest and most modern press of its kind in Africa.”Preparations in the surrounding North Eastern Cape Forests to supply the board plant with 1 300 tonnes of timber per day were also on track with mechanised harvesting operations and road networks having been established, while the Forest Stewardship Council certified timber for the plant will come from PG Bison’s own 33 000-hectare plantations.“Some 78% of the total project costs is being spent locally, with the balance going to key components manufactured abroad,” PG Bison pointed outThe forestry cluster development is a significant economic injection for the north Eastern Cape, creating an estimated 2 700 direct jobs with an initial annual salary bill of R90-million.“The development offers numerous opportunities for local entrepreneurs to provide supporting services. In addition, the number of secondary jobs created by this initiative is likely to be significant,” PG Bison said.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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The role of brands in enhancing the country’s reputation and strengthening its competitiveness

first_imgThe nation brand concept has been around for almost two decades and continues to attract interest due to the very nature of its dynamism. Brand South Africa is mandated with managing the country’s image and reputation and as such, continuously seeks to engage in public and private collaborations to strengthen relations and promote a cohesive approach.Place branding has many similarities with product branding. The general definition that a brand communicates a ‘promise of the rational and emotional benefits that customers can expect’ also holds true for place branding. The difference is that in place branding, delivery of the brand ‘promise’ is constantly affected by the behaviour and actions of a multitude of stakeholders. Those range from the highest levels of politicians, civilian leaders and business people to the person in the street who interacts with visitors.One cannot be dismissive of the fact that in product branding the value chain is far more controlled, manipulated to some extent and the brand promise can be delivered more consistently, whereas with place branding this is far from the truth. Place branding is a long-term process of getting as many brand influencers to adopt and commit to delivering on the brand promise, from the high powered-influencers that have the biggest media following and reach, to local communities and citizens.It has been said several times, that place branding goes far beyond the nice logo design and slogan. While the logo and slogan are important symbols of a brand identity, they usually have a very limited bearing on place brand credibility. Brand experience and brand credibility become the defining pillars that influence a decision to visit a country.The actions and conduct of government, business and community leaders are the real factors that affect brand credibility. This has been evident in our country as we have witnessed our vibrant constitution and democracy in action.The most difficult task in country branding is about proactively canvassing a broad spectrum of brand ambassadors to adopt and ‘live’ the brand; expand the brand communication in a controlled manner and do damage control when the brand image and reputation is threatened. The positioning needs to be converted into a catchy and creative brand essence that is easy to communicate. A marketing strategy should be devised to promote the brand message to selected target markets and segments.  It is all part of an integrated approach.There is now more than ever, a need for more awareness and understanding of the importance and relevance of the value of the country’s brand by stakeholders – both public and private. This includes a great variety of sectors, such as tourism, exports, investments, culture, sports and international relations, with whom we can achieve a common message, alignment of contents and a common graphic expression of what South Africa stands for and what it offers to the world. An untapped opportunity is the country of origin though there have been a number of brands who naturally found brand fit with their brands and have encapsulated the South African identity into their communication messages.Country Brands like Chile and New Zealand have been successful in adopting and implementing the country of origin approach in telling their brand promise story. Additionally, a strong incorporation of the country brand has been generated at the level of different companies highlighting the country-of-origin. In the long run, this has a positive impact on the reputation of these countries and the country is able to build strong brand constructs or association.The same opportunity exists in South Africa. We strongly believe that South Africa is a country that punches above its weight and there are thousands of successful stories that when put together under the umbrella of a “brand promise storytelling” can fast track the association of our country brand with inspiration, talent and admiration.  Our country brand’s image and reputation will be enhanced in a way that encourages each and every South African to be a positive ambassador, reflecting the attributes of the brand.The brand of a country is a tremendously powerful tool for the promotion of exports, the attraction of investments, the attraction of talent and, most importantly, to favour business and the development of countries. With appropriate management of a country’s brand and strategic collaborations, it is possible to promote and position the differentiating attributes of a nation audiences.Our vision as Brand South Africa is to create a Nation Brand that inspires its people and is admired globally. The time for this vision to come alive is now as we partner with MAA to get SA corporates to play their part and rally behind their country brand.Public-private partnerships: private businesses have most contact with potential customers, both at a business-to-business and business-to-consumer level. It is extremely important that the government and private sector marketing parties should agree on clear brand messages and should apply and use these consistently. After all, when the country succeeds, the economy improves and the brands prosper.The role of brands in enhancing the country’s reputation and strengthening its competitiveness play an integral component in showing off a country’s capabilities. The value and quality of these brands are a reflection of the country’s brand. They tell the story of a strong Nation Brand which is experienced by both domestic and international audiences.Words by: Sithembile Ntombela, Brand South Africalast_img read more

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UAAP volleyball: La Salle cruises past UE, nears twice to beat edge

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines– La Salle scored a 25-17, 25-16, 25-19 blow out over University of the East Wednesday to assure itself of at least a playoff for the twice-to-beat gem in the UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.The three-time defending champions made it swift and cold in thrashing the already eliminated Lady Warriors, making sure they are in good position for the Final Four with a 10-3 record.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Now La Salle has to beat its last assignment on Sunday — against last year’s final contender Far Eastern University — to nail the seminal shield against closest pursuer University of Santo Tomas.The Lady Warriors fell to 3-10 and will face Ateneo for their last eliminations assignment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 76ers destroy Nets to advance in NBA playoffs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Crowley Overhauls Business Structure

first_imgzoom Jones Act shipowner Crowley Maritime Corporation has restructured its business units putting more focus on government-related business and better alignment of vessel operations and fuel distribution services.The company said that over the coming months its non-liner and logistics business units would be transitioned into three main service lines – Crowley Shipping, Crowley Fuels and Crowley Solutions.“The company expects this to be an orderly and transparent transition allowing the corporation to stay keenly focused on running the business with the same reliable service,” Crowley added.Furthermore, the liner shipping and logistics business units will continue its integration over the next several years towards a singular supply chain solutions division – Crowley Logistics.“This plan facilitates a pivot towards growing the company’s government portfolio of work, building upon recent successes such as our recent USD 2.3 billion-dollar Defense Freight Transportation Services contract award and our current work with FEMA to bring much-needed supplies to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands,” said Tom Crowley, the company Chairman and CEO.“The alignments within Crowley Shipping and Crowley Fuels better tie our markets, customers, processes and technology together to be more responsive, efficient and cost-effective.”Rob Grune, Senior Vice President and General Manager, will oversee Crowley Shipping, which encompasses vessel ownership, operations, and management services; offshore vessels; and commercial ship management services, including the management of Crowley’s Commitment-Class ConRo ships and three tankers being acquired from SeaRiver Maritime.Under Rocky Smith, Senior Vice President, Crowley Fuels will include Crowley’s LNG sales, distribution and engineering unit, and the company’s fuel sales and distribution business in Alaska.Todd Busch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, will lead Crowley Solutions, which includes engineering and project management services; naval architecture and engineering through subsidiary Jensen Maritime; along with government vessel management.last_img read more

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InFocus The Education of Augie Merasty

first_imgAPTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie:Sometimes it takes years before residential school survivors share their personal experiences.For Augie Merasty, it took decades.With the help of an award winning writer, Augie’s personal memoir was eventually published: The Education of Augie Merasty.He’s now 86 years old.  His daughter tells us about how they weren’t sure he really was writing a book, until one day, sure enough, they knew it was true.Watch how the story unfolded.last_img

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ELC Student Charity Golf Tournament raises close to 5000 for Hospital Foundation

first_imgELC Vice-Principal, Lori Coulter, says community-based projects, such as the golf tournament, bring awareness to the students and allows them to discover how they can make an impact in their own neighbourhood.The Golf Tournament included 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, and a steak dinner. Over 40 golfers and 60 plus dinner guests were in attendance for the event. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – During the summer, four grade 10 students from the Energetic Learning Centre held a charity golf tournament fundraiser.As part of a Project-Based Learning Program, Colton Dyck, Jenna Miranda, Timber Wuthrich, and Mackenzie Gordon were able to raise almost $5,000 in support of the Fort St. John Hospital Eastern-Star Children’s Fund.With that money, the Hospital will be able to purchase new equipment for the maternity ward.last_img read more

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Fire at Bandhwari landfill site points to untreated waste hazard

first_imgGurugram: Fire at Bandhwari landfill site highlights that not having waste management in place is resulting in dangers piling up at the 30-acre landfill site nestled in Aravallis.The fire was caused on Monday. The main causes of the fire were attributed to the extreme heat caused due to the summer that led the methane gas present in the garbage to catch fire. Despite the assurances that waste at the landfill site will be treated, it is expected that there are 25 lakh tonnes of garbage of Gurugram and Faridabad combined dumped at the site. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe extreme dangers get further added to it has come to fore that leachate (a poisonous liquid substance that emanates from the garbage) has again begun to percolate outside the landfill. Even though the problem was solved on temporary measures, the urgency of finding a long term solution has again been raised with problems resurfacing. After repeated complaints, there can finally be a solution to the challenge of the toxic underground water table at Bandhwari and the areas around it caused due to the leachate of the presence of the 30-acre-landfill site. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsTo tackle this issue, a leachate treatment plant was expected to be set up at an area. At present more than 1,000 tonnes of garbage from Gurugram and Faridabad is discarded daily at the area that is nestled in the green belt of Aravallis. Based on the proposal, the plant will treat more than 100 kiloliters of leachate daily. It will be set up the Chinese company Eco green that has also been entrusted with the responsibility of recycling the waste in the area into the creation of power and other useful forms. As the layout of the projects, works presently are being undertaken. Commissioned in 2008, Bandhwari landfill was created with an objective of segregation and recycling of waste generated from Gurgaon and Faridabad. Set up with an investment of Rs 300 crores the was to operationalise a power plant and plastic recycling at the site. After laying defunct for more than four-and-half years the recycling unit was again set up after a lot of protests. There is criticism that work at the plant has not been carried out the pace as was promised and the waste continues to be dumped as it was done earlier. To reduce the amount of waste being dumped at the site the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram is encouraging composting among various residential and commercial sites.last_img read more

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UP oppn alliances first rally Mayawati says BJP will lose due to

first_imgDeoband (Saharanpur, UP): BSP supremo Mayawati Sunday slammed both the BJP and the Congress at the first joint rally with SP and RLD here, leas than a week before voting for the first phase of voting. “BJP will lose this election because of policies inspired by hatred.. especially their “chowkidar” campaign… no matter how much the chhote, bade chowkidars try, the BJP will not win,” she said. Addressing the rally in the presence of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and RLD chief Ajit Singh, she said, “The Congress has failed despite ruling for so many years,” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The BSP chief said, “Our government, instead of giving minimum income support, will give employment to poor people. Indira Gandhi too made a 20-point programme to remove poverty, but was it effective?” She said, “We are silent workers, unlike other parties. Our party performs without making noise, we are silent workers. The Congress too has been making tall claims, haven’t they been given enough chances for decades? They were wiped out from several states. The Nyay scheme is not a stable solution for removing poverty.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday At the same time, she said the BJP government has been misusing probe agencies. “Even the people from backward communities are suffering… The divisive thought process of these parties are hurting these communities… At the Centre, or state level… reservation issue for these communities was ignored. These communities are not benefiting from the reservation. They are being exploited. Minorities are also suffering.” Mayawati said corruption has increased at every level. “The Congress was tainted by bofors. BJP government is tainted by Rafale… The BJP government has been misusing probe agencies – CBI, ED – against its rivals. You don’t need to give another chance to them. The parties that have already been given enough chances In the election season, political parties use opinion polls to misguide voters. Do not get swayed,” she appealed to the voters. She assured the electorate that if voted to power, farmers will no longer be in debt. “Sugarcane farmers are suffering in UP… their grievances are being ignored amid empty announcements. When our party was in power, we made sure dues of sugarcane farmers were paid,” the former chief minister said. Mayawati said the BJP’s poll promises have still not been fulfilled. “The ground realities can’t be ignored. BJP will keep endorsing its hawa-hawai (lofty) schemes till the poll results are announced. Thousands of crores have been wasted… That’s taxpayers money… could be used for the poor…If PM was serious about welfare of poor, they would not have been inaugurating schemes after poll dates were announced… they would have performed in five years of tenure. In the last budget… whatever announcements were made by centre are nothing but empty poll promises,” she said. “Now that BJP is panicking, you should know BJP on its way out… and grand alliance will arrive. After Independence, for a long time Congress and BJP were in power… even in the Congress-ruled states, wrongful practices came to notice… so they eventually lost voter base… =========== BJP misusing Pulwama issue, GST & note ban caused huge job loss; don’t allow these people to come back, Mayawati tells Deoband rally.last_img read more

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Letter to the Editor Calls for Dr Rosie to be Named Natl

first_img Recommendation for National Hero, Dr. Rosita named as ideal Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Making of a HeroIt has been about two months since the late Hon. Dr. Rosita B. Butterfield was laid to rest on the 5th February, 2015 following a State Funeral, and it is with great humility that I write this article after a long layoff, not as her Grandson, but an engaged Turks and Caicos Islander. I write to make the case, or should I say state the obvious, that Dr. Butterfield should be the Turks and Caicos Islands next National Hero. Many have had the thought but few have voiced it publicly, save for Dr. Lillian Boyce in her closing remarks at the memorial service held in Dr. Butterfield’s honor.Looking at this case, neither emotionally nor politically biased, but critically, there is no doubt that she is worthy of such an honor. By any measure, real, imagined or even yet to be imagined, she passes the litmus test. In my view the following are some of the qualities which should be displayed by a National Hero: Leadership; Integrity; Courage; Honor; Longevity; Service to country; and lastly he/she should be someone whom most people would themselves aspire to be like or have as a role model for their children. Dr. Butterfield possessed all of these qualities.As speaker of the House of Assembly, she ruled with integrity and impartiality, to the point where some of the more junior members of her very own party treated her with disdain at house sittings. She would end her tenure as speaker early rather than compromise her moral standing because of others. Also, under her leadership as chairman of the select committee on the Employment Bill from 1987 to 1988, she and her team would shape positive employment trends still having its impact today.Both locally and internationally, Dr. Butterfield represented the spirit of her country on numerous occasions, be it in Bermuda where she presented on “Migration and Immigration in the Turks and Caicos Islands” or in the House of Lords or the Isle of Man as a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Her Leadership qualities were well recognized and unquestionable.Want someone who illustrated their belief in education? She maximized all education opportunities afforded her and won numerous nursing awards such as the Surgeons’ Prize for the most efficient operating theatre surgical student nurse. She would not only use her time to develop education within the TCI but also to put her money where her mouth was by sponsoring our National Spelling Bee for many many years plus giving financial help to numerous families. Besides, Dr. Butterfield and her husband’s role in the development of Providenciales and wider TCI by extension, has been far reaching and can easily be verified.So much has already been written about Dr. Butterfield’s tremendous contribution in service to our country that I need not repeat it here. Click: www.sppdtci.com for more documentation. To emphasize my point about how special and rare this lady was, not even her husband, Dr. A. V. Butterfield, will be afforded a State Funeral which is reserved Heads of Government or a Speakers of the House, despite his equally devoted service in the development of our country. So I conclude with one question to all the members of the National Awards Committee: if not the Hon. Dr. Rosita Beatrice Missick-Butterfield, then whom?By: Jamell R. Robinson Recommended for you JAGS remembered again, 35-years after his tragic death Related Items:Dr. Rosita Butterfield, national hero Humble beginnings remember for Hon. Dr Rosita Butterfieldlast_img read more

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Textiles get a glam touch

first_imgThe Capital’s textile and handicraft hub — popularly known as Dilli Haat, turned into a ramp on Thursday night with leading models strutting their stuff in ensembles designed by well-known designers. Hosted by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Incredible Handicraft was a  fashion show that brought together designers like Abraham & Thakore, Payal Jain and Samanth Chauhan who showcased fashion creations based on the Indian handicrafts. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ India, which is well-known for its handicrafts and textiles, was the focus of the fashion show. ‘The Development Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India endeavours to sustain and nurture the essentially diminishing art of Indian handicraft. The office seeks to promote the artisans and the practitioners of the trade and aims at improving their daily quality of life by supporting them in their quest of preserving their natural and traditional skills along with fostering their knowledge and craft skills,’ said SS Gupta, Development Commissioner, O/O Development Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.  ‘By bringing together the big names of the Indian fashion Industry, our endeavour is to introduce the current generation to the uniqueness of Indian handicrafts and encourage them to endorse the wonderful creation of Indian legacy,’ he added.  Models like Sonalika Sahay, Donna Masih, Aanchal Oberoi, Anousha Chauhan, Himani Thapa, Priyanka Bhau and others showcased creations that included the traditional kedia silhouette with handcrafted shibori, Lucknowi chikankari work and Bhagalpur silk. The Indian handicrafts sector provides employment to people belonging to socially and economically weaker sections of the country, particularly in rural areas.last_img read more

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Mentally deranged woman beaten up on childlifter charges

first_imgDhupguri (West Bengal): A mentally deranged woman has been beaten up in Jalpaiguri district of North Bengal on suspicion of being child-lifter, police said today. The incident occurred yesterday evening at around 8 pm at Barogharia Gram Panchayat area in Dhupguri Block. Locals claimed thar the woman was spotted in the neighbourhood for the past few days and used candies to lure children. “There have been incidents of child trafficking here. We found that the woman was carrying several candies,” Samir Roy, a resident of Barogharia said. The bruised woman was taken to a hospital yesterday and was released after initial treatment. “We are investigating the incident. We have taken the mentally deranged woman into our custidy,” Jalpaiguri Superintendent of Police Amitava Maity said.last_img read more

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