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OECS ‘a beacon on the hill’ – incoming Chairman[su_pullquote align=”right”]”Our harmonised and coordinated response to matters of aviation, telecommunications, the judiciary and common currency has borne dividends including efficiency and effectiveness in the handling of these matters than would be derived by our individual country efforts. Working together we have created one of the world’s most stable currency.”…June 14, 2016In “Anguilla”Geothermal energy discussions kick off in St. Kitts and NevisBasseterre, St. Kitts, May 10, 2016 (SKNIS): The development of geothermal energy in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and its prospects for economic and sustainable contributions are being reviewed at the Regional Geothermal Forum from May 10 – 12 at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. The forum, which…May 10, 2016In “CARICOM”OECS marks 34th anniversaryCASTRIES, Saint Lucia CMC – The nine-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is marking its 34th anniversary on Thursday with a reminder that the world in which “we live today is a brutally competitive place with an uncompromising dominance of the large and the powerful. “Our ability to navigate…June 18, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — The Commission of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States has applauded the new Cabinet of the Government of Grenada led by the Hon. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and the New National Party (NNP).The Cabinet, which was sworn in on Sunday 25th March, comprises more women than men indicates the Government’s commitment to appointment upon merit with concern for gender equality and social inclusiveness. OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules said that given the persistence of gender inequalities worldwide, the Government of Grenada was setting a shining example in affirming women’s rights and status at the highest political levels.Read more at: Organisation of Eastern Caribbean StatesShare this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading…
A person enters the building of the Washington-based global development lender, The World Bank Group, in Washington on January 17, 2019. – World Bank current President Jim Yong Kim announced on January 7, 2019, that he would cut short his tenure as president more than three years before his second term was to end. The World Bank Board said it would start accepting nominations for a new leader early next month and name a replacement for Kim by mid-April 2019. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images) People wearing face masks walk on a street in Cairo, Egypt, on June 12, 2020.(Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)The World Bank said on Tuesday it would provide $400 million to support universal health coverage in Egypt as the country struggles with rising numbers of new coronavirus cases.The funding will help Egypt increase the reach of its universal health insurance system in six governorates and offer temporary financial protection to those hit by high out-of-pocket health expenditures linked to the coronavirus outbreak, the bank said in a statement.Egypt’s health ministry has confirmed 47,856 coronavirus cases, and 1,766 deaths, with the daily increase in cases rising in recent weeks as the government has slightly eased some restrictions on movement.Though the government has announced increases in health spending during the coronavirus outbreak, the sector has suffered from decades of under-investment.Quality of public health provision is often poor, and many Egyptians either lack health insurance or do not use it due to concerns over quality of care at government facilities, according to a World Bank report from 2018.The World Bank launched a five-year, $530 million programme to support Egypt’s healthcare system in 2018 that includes screening and treatment for Hepatitis C and non-communicable diseases, health facility improvement and healthcare worker training.Related World Bank approves 3 billion dollars loan for Egypt Egypt to get $ 3B from World Bank World Bank delivers $82 million boost to Nigeria’s public health efforts
He raced his way up to fourth by lap seven and to third before a series of cautions near midway. Sooner State speedster Hesston Shaw made history when he qualified for the Stock Car main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Thursday night. (IMCA Photo) Shaw, from Hennessey, became the first driver from Oklahoma to qualify for the Stock Car Big Dance when he ran third in his qualifying feature. The Longdale Speedway regular put the Baird Motorsports ride, a former Mike Nichols car purchased over the winter, in the show after starting eighth. He topped that and then some Thursday night. Needless to say, the superlatives flowed following post-race tech. “I still can’t believe I did it. This is a huge deal,” said Shaw, who pretty much grew up at the track. “Making the show is a dream come true. I’ve got goose bumps just thinking about it.” BOONE, Iowa – Hesston Shaw’s previous IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s career highlight was starting on the pole for the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions in 2016. “It was hard not to pay attention to the leader board,” said Shaw, who had tough customer Cayden Carter moving up from 16th starting behind him. “The longer the green flag runs were going, the better my car was.”
Sumner Newscow report — The preliminary hearing of former Wellington High School and middle school band instructor Ben Olson, 30, of Wellington accused of unlawful sexual relationship with a student has been continued to May 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Sumner County District Court.Ben OlsonOlson was to have a preliminary hearing today, to determine whether there is enough evidence for a defendant to stand trial. But his attorney Mike Brown requested more time, and Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin granted his request by moving it to the third Thursday of May.Olson is facing four felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one felony count of unlawful sexual relations with a 17-year-old girl student (see story here). He resigned from the school district this month after being placed on leave last November by USD 353.
NEW YORK | From coming out to dating to dealing with discrimination, Lindsay King-Miller has put together a guide, “Ask a Queer Chick,” that is tailor made for, as she describes, “girls who dig girls.”The title of the new book, out in February from the Penguin imprint Plume, is also the name of the advice column King-Miller has written online since 2011.“I wanted to expand on some of the questions I get asked most frequently,” she said in a recent interview from Denver, where she is a guest artist in creative writing at the Denver School of the Arts.This book cover image released by Plume shows, “Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls,” by Lindsay King-Miller. The title of the new book, from the Penguin imprint Plume, is also the name of the longtime advice column King-Miller has written online since 2011. (Plume via AP)“The primary audience for the book is intended to be young LGBTQ people, but I do include a chapter that’s directed at straight and cisgender people who have questions about how to interact and support the queer people in their lives,” she said.King-Miller, 28, said young people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning community often don’t have a personal go-to source in their lives for “compassionate guidance” or the kind of advice usually dispensed by a mother, older sister or other close friend or family member.While she covers broad topics such as dating, breaking up and how to seek out community, King-Miller also focuses on more specific issues.Take “lesbian bed death,” for instance. She calls that an “awful term” coined in the 1980s to describe the “supposed tendency of queer women to stop having sex altogether after a few years of dating.”The term, she laughed, sounds more like a lethal disease. King-Miller notes the phenom has been “somewhat discredited” in recent years but the phrase hangs on.“The idea of LBD makes people nervous, if you go a few days or a few weeks without having sex. You go, ‘Oh no, is this lesbian bed death,’” she said. “Is this how it starts? The reality is subsequent studies have shown that all people in long-term relationships find that the frequency of their sex lives decreases, then tends to plateau and stay below what it was in the first year.”However, she said, “lesbian couples report longer sexual encounters. So while they’re having sex less frequently, they’re having sex for longer, and they report similar satisfaction with their sex lives as their heterosexual counterparts.”How to get a relationship off the ground is a big topic for King-Miller’s column readers, since many are newly out or in the process of coming out. But dumping a partner is another matter she takes on in her book.“Anecdotally, I think that queer women are more likely to remain friends with their exes than straight people, but we’re certainly also more likely to have them in one way or another remain in our lives,” she said.“Queer social circles are just smaller,” King-Miller said. “If you wanted to avoid your ex altogether you might end up feeling like you’ve been ex-communicated from your gay social scene. Learning to co-exist with exes in a peaceful and non-adversarial way is probably a good life skill to have across the board. It’s maybe even more important for queer women because it’s really hard to go through a lesbian breakup. If there’s one gay bar in town you’re going to see your ex there.”Coming out is one thing, King-Miller said, but being rejected by loved ones in the process is quite another. It’s an area she is asked about quite a lot by her column readers. If familial rejection is likely, she counsels, “there’s no shame in waiting to come out to them until you’ve saved up some money and are prepared to move out and support yourself.”Unfortunately, the supply of LGBTQ-friendly shelters doesn’t always keep pace with the demand of young people who find themselves on the streets. And internalizing the rejection, she said, can be a struggle.“If you do walk away from the people who raised you, you still won’t be alone,” King-Miller reinforces in the book. “There is a world of LGBTQ and allied people out there, many of whom would be thrilled to share support, friendship and mix CDs with you. While you’re mourning what you lost, don’t forget to be excited for what’s ahead.”
Dan Holland combined with Ryan Edwards to convert a 2-on-1 rush after the Cougars came close to tying the game earlier in the period on the power play.Clark made a goal-line save to preserve the 1-0 lead.”Brett has played unreal for us the entire playoffs,” McKinnon said of the Hawks backstopper. “He’s been unreal for us this whole tournament which has given us a chance to win.”Reserve player Kyle Hope scored the third goal with 1.1 seconds remaining in the game into an empty net. Hope was in the lineup due to an injury to forward Dallas Calvin.Defenceman Walker Sidoni was also seen limping after the game.“We care a lot about each other so the guys who came into the lineup picked up the slack for the guys who couldn’t play,” McKinnon explained.Beaver Valley now plays the winner of the Nelson/Aldergrove contest set for 7:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.For the host Leafs to advance, the club needs to win the game.Aldergrove, entering the game with a 1-1 record, needs only a tie to advance into the Final.ICE CHIPS: Victoria out shot the Hawks 26-19 in the contest. . . . Beaver Valley center Ryan Edwards played the game wearing a cage after taking the puck in the face during Friday’s 2-2 against Nelson. Edwards did not lose any teeth but was cut for a few stitches. . . . Brett Clark has surrendered only three goals in three games during the tournament. Beaver Valley has booked its ticket into the Cyclone Taylor Cup Final.Brett Clark made 26 saves to power the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Nitehawks to a 3-0 victory over the Victoria Cougars in Cyclone Taylor preliminary round action Saturday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.The win gives Beaver Valley 2-0-1 record, which is good enough for top spot in round robin standings, and a berth in the Cup Final Sunday at 2:30 p.m.The Vancouver Island champs from Victoria, dropping to 1-2, was eliminated with the loss.“It’s been a battle, but we’ve come together throughout this tournament and have just gotten better and better every game,” said Hawks Captain Archie McKinnon following the hard-fought win.“We just grinded it out, played our game and kept it simple for throughout.”Hawks led 1-0 after 40 minutes before putting the game away in the third with a pair of goals.
TG4 Senior Championship Draw Qualifier RoundWinner of Armagh v Waterford will play KerryWestmeath v MeathDonegal v GalwayLaois v Cavan All Ireland Quarter finalsMonaghan v Kerry or Waterford/ArmaghMayo v Westmeath or MeathDublin v Galway or DonegalCork v Laois or Cavanprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Preliminary RoundArmagh v Waterford Galway will face Donegal in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship qualifiers, after today’s draws were made at Croke Park. The sides will meet on either Saturday July 30th or Monday August 1st, with a time and venue yet to be confirmed. The winners will face Leinster champions Dublin in an All-Ireland quarter-final on August 13th.
There are 9 changes on the Galway Team to playWaterford in Walsh Park on Sunday. The game is live on Galway Bay Fm at 2.00pm. Into the team that defeated Offaly last time outcome: Fergal Flannery, Jack Grealish, Ronan Burke, Aidan Harte, Kevin Hussey& Padraig Mannion in defence, Cathal Mannion in midfield, while in attackJoe Canning & Davy Glennon return. TheGalway Team is…1. Fergal Flannery2. Jack Grealish3. Ronan Burke4. Aidan Harte5. Kevin Hussey6. Padraig Mannion7. Gearoid McInerney8. Cathal Mannion9. Sean Loftus10. Niall Burke11. Joe Canning12. Brian Concannon13. Conor Whelan14. Jason Flynn15. Davy Glennonprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market In my previous two ZDNet posts, I’ve been exploring the Web browser market. Here are brief highlights from those posts:Mobile Web browsers – Microsoft’s downfall?: As we begin to use mobile devices more and more to access the Web, Microsoft’s browser dominance may begin to ebb away. 2008-09 is predicted to be when the Mobile Internet hits big. So who are the early leaders in the mobile web browsing market? PC browser battler Opera is styling itself as “the world leader in mobile browsing technologies”. In August this year, Opera Software launched Opera Mini – a browser for mobile phones. They also recently released a mobile AJAX Platform product, which impressed mobile expert Russell Beattie. Nokia has a product called Web Browser for S60, for browsing on a range of Nokia phones. Microsoft has its Smart Phone and Firefox has a mobile browser called Minimo. There have even been hints at a Yahoo! mobile browser.[full story here…]Browser Wars 2006 – Microsoft set to continue dominance: IE has been losing ground to Firefox over the past year and most tech bloggers (including me) report a higher percentage of Firefox than IE users. However in the mass market, IE is still by far the dominant browser. According to Web analytics company OneStat.com, as of late October 2005 almost 81 percent of Americans used IE, 14 percent used Firefox, and only a small percentage used Opera, Netscape, and all other browsers combined.[full story here…] Tags:#web#Web Development Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…