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Swissport appoints Livingston

first_imgLivingston will report to Juan-José Andrès Alvez, executive vice president ground handling Europe, Africa and Latin America. Livingston joined Swissport International in 2008 as president of fuelling where he was also responsible for aircraft maintenance. He has over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry from a variety of managerial roles.Stan Livingstonwww.swissport.comlast_img

Egypt’s 9th International Women film festival

first_imgEgypt’s 9th Cairo International Women film festival is holding it’s annual screenings this week.The event displays films about women issues or made by women filmmakers.It’s also an interesting opportunity for women filmmakers to share their experience and support one another.Here is CCTV’s Adel EL Mahrouky with more.last_img

Egypt says 3 soldiers killed in campaign against militants

first_imgThree Egyptian soldiers have been killed in a 10-day-old campaign against Islamist militants focused on the Sinai peninsula, Egypt’s military said on Monday.It was the first time the military has reported its own casualties since it launched the operation on February 9. The statement did not say where or when the soldiers had died.The military says it has killed dozens of militants and arrested hundreds of suspected fighters and criminals in the operation, which is taking place ahead of a three-month deadline that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi set to clear North Sinai of jihadists.A group of Sinai-based jihadists swore allegiance to Islamic State in 2014. Attacks by the militants have killed hundreds of soldiers and police and scores of civilians.Sisi is seeking re-election in March when he will run virtually unopposed.last_img read more

Public Asked To Film Their Thoughts On Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA CALL is being issued for people to use the technology at their fingertips to have their say on future approaches to health and social across Dumfries and Galloway.People are being asked to speak directly down the camera lens to the teams which will develop a new three-year strategic plan for health and social care in the region, giving their views on everything from hospitals to day care services, from mental health nursing to care homes.Vicky Freeman is Head of Strategic Planning and Performance for Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership, and she said: “We really want to ensure that people’s voices are heard when it comes to developing the new strategic plan.“There will be opportunities at events over coming months for people to share views, including the ‘Looking Back – Leaping Forward’ event at the Cairndale Dumfries on October 31 which includes the Integration Joint Board Annual Performance Review.“However, we’re aware that not everyone is going to be free to attend events like this, and so wanted to ensure people still had a quick and easy alternative way to have their voices heard.“That’s why we’re launching ‘Have Your Say in 60 Seconds’, asking people to use a mobile phone, camera, tablet or computer to film themselves and then send us their thoughts on what our priorities should be, what we’re doing well and what we could be doing better.“It’s our intention that these short, focused insights into thoughts and opinions will be screened as part of the ‘Looking Back – Leaping Forward’ event, helping to inform the discussion as we move towards the new strategic plan.“However, we’d love it if those people who film themselves were able to come along to the event to see the response to their thoughts and expand on them. And we’d welcome anyone else to take up the opportunity of a place at the event, registering by October 21 by phoning 01387 241346 or emailing The event runs from 10.30 am to 4 pm and tea, coffee and lunch is provided.”The Have Your Say in 60 Seconds banner will be popping up in public locations over coming weeks.And at any point, someone within the region can pick up their own phone or camera, record their perspectives and email them to dg.hscpcomms@nhs.netSome videos may feature on social media as part of the campaign, and to help encourage everyone else to have their say on a very important issue which is set to affect the lives of everyone living in Dumfries and Galloway.last_img read more

Crowd Funding & Social Media Marketing Training for young entrepreneurs

first_img Sharing is caring! 308 Views   no discussions LocalNews Crowd Funding & Social Media Marketing Training for young entrepreneurs by: Dominica Vibes News – October 23, 2015 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share The OECS Competitive Business Unit (CBU) has commenced a two day training workshop on E-Business, Crowd Funding & Social Media Marketing Training for about thirty young entrepreneurs in Dominica.The training, which is being hosted at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, commenced on Thursday 22 October 2015.It targets businesses in the Creative, Tourism, Agriculture & Manufacturing sectors, particularly those engaged in business projects, developing projects or ideas and those studying business and ICT related subjects at various tertiary level institutions in the OECS.According to Business Development Officer at OECS Commission in Dominica, Marlon Marie, the training will focus on ecommerce as this area is lacking among regional businesses.“We recognize that the status of e-payments in the OECS is a bit lacking. We find that there have been some difficulties in small to medium size enterprises basically being able to access their funds. You would make a sale online through PayPal but you would have to wait thirty days to access those funds and this is common among the islands,” Marie explained.He said the OECS Commission is looking closely at those issues to see how they can assist. The Commission is also seeking ways to assist small businesses obtain access to financing.“We started to do some work this year and we are here today to start that process. The session for the next two days is geared towards crowd funding. Crowd funding is an activity geared towards assisting those who can basically help themselves but work with the crowd to help them.”Director of the Caribbean Performing Arts Federation (C-PAF) Hanith Gregoire said the workshop falls under their financial development pillar. “Our research indicates that an important component challenging the sector has been access to finance. This is due to the fact that most financial institutions consider the creative industries specifically, and the servicing sectors in general, as high risk.”Gregoire noted that due to the lack of financing many persons in the creative sector have to self-fund their businesses.Meanwhile, facilitator Adrian Reid informed that participants that crowd funding will allow them to look out for each other. “We are looking out for each other, working with each other saying let’s make this happen as a region. As we do this together, all the other parties will come on board and facilitate, but it must start at the level of the individual,” Reid advised. – / 13last_img read more

Dominica Climate Resilience Bill Estimated at $5.4bn

first_img Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 104 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share                                                            Hon Reginald AustrieThe cost of reaching Dominica’s goal of being the first climate resilient country in the world by 2030 has been quantified.According to the Hon Deputy Prime Minister, Reginald Austrie, the turnaround “will cost approximately EC $5.4 billion by 2030 or $5.4 million a year for the next 10 years.”He was speaking on Friday at a National Stakeholder Consultation on the Climate Resilience and Recovery Plan.“We know there is a cost to everything but the biggest cost is doing nothing,”Austrie stated.He says in addition to the financial cost, there are other serious factors to consider.“Structures, systems and capacity are already being built to enable continued effective delivery of the resilience plan.”He called the private sector and civil to adopt a climate-smart approach to decision-makingThe consultation is the work of the Office of the Prime Minister; the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Planning, Resilience and Sustainable Development, and the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD).The consultation features expert contributors on each of the panels and is being moderated by permanent secretaries responsible for the headline areas of the Climate Resilience and Recovery Plan.The headline areas are: strong communities and collective consciousness resilience initiatives; robust economy/services resilience initiatives;Well-planned/durable infrastructure resilience initiatives, and strengthened institutional resilience initiatives and opportunities and approaches for financing the Climate Resilience and Recovery Plan. LocalNews Dominica Climate Resilience Bill Estimated at $5.4bn by: – January 25, 2020last_img read more

Your Voice: Support for Taylor, LaRussa, Galvin

first_imgTo the editor:This November I’m voting for Maria Taylor and Joe LaRussa. Having Taylor and LaRussa on the council brings a fresh look at the challenges our city has struggled to address, primarily the many vacant properties in town, preserving the historic charm that makes our town unique, and attracting young families to the community.I believe Ms. Taylor and Mr. LaRussa have the knowledge, enthusiasm and talent to bring positive changes to Farmington and I’m pleased to endorse them for city council.I would also like to voice my support for Mayor Galvin. While I don’t always agree with his perspective on issues facing our community, he is fair, even handed, and willing to listen. His experience and leadership is a continued benefit to Farmington.Thank you for your time.Vera LuckstedFarmington Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

KPBSD Introduces Bond Proposition For Kachemak Selo School

first_imgThe project’s estimated to cost $12.3 million. If approved by the assembly, the ordinance would go before voters in the regular election on October 2. Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce proposed the ordinance to the assembly asking voters to approve an approximately $3.5 million bond package to help finance the school. The state promised approximately $10 million for the construction in June 2016, and the borough is required to provide a match. Pierce: “The action plan at this point, thru the committees and the reviews that we’ve had on this project, would be to ask the voters in October to pick up a dollar match for this project.”  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has introduced an ordinance that will ask voters this fall to approve spending up to $3.5 million on a new Kachemak Selo School. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education approved a the site for a new school for Kachemak Selo, on Monday, April 2. The assembly will hold a public hearing on the proposition on June 5.last_img read more

Stream Watch Hosting Final Trash-Ercize Event, Tomorrow

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Stream Watch volunteers have been working over the summer to try and make a difference for the rivers on the Kenai Peninsula, and their final stop is Kasilof Beach. Tuesday, August 14, is the final Trash-ercize event for the summer hosted by the local Stream Watch volunteers. Stream Watch Started in 1994 by a group of concerned citizens and the Chugach National Forest, this volunteer driven program has grown from a grassroots collective of 10 to a volunteer movement of 180+ volunteers who are making a difference for rivers on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. According to a Facebook post, they will be cleaning the south beach this week so make sure to meet in the parking area for the south beach. They will also have some prizes to give out for most trash picked up, coolest piece of trash, etc.  Alice Main a coordinator with Kenai Stream Watch: “Stream Watch is a volunteer program that works to protect our world class fisheries through peer to peer education, and restoration projects across the Kenai Peninsula.”  Main: “If anyone wants to volunteer we basically supply all the things you need. If you come to a beach clean up event we will have the gloves, trash pickers, hand sanitizer, bags. We just ask that folks are prepared for the weather.”  The Kasilof Beach clean up event will take place tomorrow, at 6pm, contact Stream Watch at 907-398-4304 to volunteer.last_img read more

Dalton Myers | Athletes don’t work from home

first_imgThis is the year of COVID-19, with countries taking extreme precautionary measures to protect their borders from both the known and unknown element of the virus. There have also been event cancellations and postponements as nation states battle to contain the spread of the virus and protect their citizens. Sport has also suffered in the midst of it all. I have consistently maintained that I cannot see the Tokyo 2020 Olympics being postponed, cancelled, or moved to another host city. Many persons have challenged me on this and have insisted that with the health risks associated with COVID-19, it would be impossible to host the event. Despite that reality, I think there is just too much at stake that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government may not be willing to risk by adjusting the Games. Based on all indications from the IOC, the Tokyo 2020 organising committee, and the Japanese government, the Games are still on target as originally scheduled. There are persons who ask me if I think our athletes should go to the Games, despite the health risks. My simple answer is that once there are no government restrictions with respect to attending the Olympics, I support any athlete who decides to go, based on all the information we have to date. The sport, culture, and entertainment industries usually get a hard knock in these situations, and it’s easy for the average person to tell athletes not to go to these events. For the athlete, the reality is different. Yes, he or she has to evaluate the associated risks, but athletes also know that they have various monthly expenses that must be met. Sportsmen and sportswomen cannot ‘work from home’. Their income is derived from many sources, but without competing, they don’t get paid and are likely to get deductions on contracts while losing bonuses. Already, they would have been losing budgeted income by not being able to compete at various global sporting events. The majority of our sportsmen and sportswomen are barely surviving financially and find it difficult to meet basic daily needs while training. Like us, they have monthly expenses, like coach’s fees, facility rental expenses, and agents and managers to pay, as well as regular housing rentals and/or mortgage, utilities, food, and, if possible, retirement to finance. They have to also find the money for travel for qualifying events, training, etc. It is really not easy, in many cases, for sportsmen and sportswomen to survive on a daily basis. The Government has announced assistance for Jamaican athletes in several sporting disciplines who have qualified or can qualify for the Olympics. This is great, but athletes still have to find other sources of funding. FORGOING THEIR LIVELIHOOD If the Olympics goes ahead and athletes do not attend, they could possibly be forgoing their entire future and livelihood. Most athletes use the Olympics and other major events to try to post good performances to garner funding or maintain whatever funding exists. Without participating, this could ruin the chances of contracts or support from sponsors and donors. Obviously, this is not the case for everyone. Some athletes’ brands are so good, there may not be any fallout from not participating. Some may already be negotiating with their funders in case COVID-19 is too much of a risk for them to attend the Games. Obviously, there are indeed health concerns arising from COVID-19. We all have to still monitor the situation, but most sportsmen and sportswomen I know are waiting with bated breath to get out there, train, and compete once it is safe to do so, even if it means being quarantined upon return to the island. I would still encourage each of them to follow the guidelines of the World Health Organization and our Ministry of Health and Wellness. I am not suggesting that they should disobey. Just know that if the Games are on and there are no prohibitions from a government standpoint, I support them if they decide to attend and participate. We are not sure what will happen in the next six months or so, but already, we know that several athletes, like other persons in the culture and entertainment industries, are losing income now. Spare a thought for them, and let’s give them as much support as possible in their Olympic and sporting dreams. Dalton Myers is a sport consultant and host of ‘The Drive Phase’ podcast. Send feedback to, or tweet @daltonsmyers.last_img read more