New Brazilian Ambassador accredited

first_imgPresident David Granger on Wednesday accepted letters of credence from Maria Clara Duclos Carisio, accrediting her as the new Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana.During a simple ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, the new Ambassador pledged support from her country in several sectors. Carisio noted that many citizens from Guyana have settled in Brazil and vice versa. For this, the relationship has strengthened ever since the nations established diplomatic relations in 1968.New Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana, Maria Clara Duclos CarisioMeanwhile, President David Granger expressed that future collaborations are expected by the two countries, especially in the area of environmental sustainability. Other areas to be looked at include defence mechanisms, education, health, infrastructure, petroleum, security and environmental protection.Adding to that, it was shared that both countries are interested in the preservation of the Guyana Shield, which was dubbed as a route to environmental protection.“It is important that our two countries continue to cooperate to explore sustainable pathways of environmental protection. Guyana looks forward to future collaborations with Brazil in the field of environment and the preservation of the Guyana Shield,” he said.The Shield spreads a distance of 2.7 square kilometres and encompasses other countries such as Suriname, Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia within the South American continent.Environmental preservation comes at a time when Brazil’s forested lands burned at a record rate for several days in August. Brazil had declared a state of emergency over rising fires in the same zone. The National Institute for Space Research (INPE) has recorded more than 73,000 fires this year.last_img read more

Arsenal target Soyuncu planning transfer talks

first_imgTransfers Soyuncu planning transfer talks amid Arsenal interest Chris Burton 02:01 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Caglar Soyuncu Freiburg Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Freiburg Bundesliga Premier League The Freiburg defender maintains that no deal to take him to Emirates Stadium has been done, but he will be discussing his future over the coming weeks Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu insists he has no deal in place with Arsenal, but he considers the Gunners to be “one of the most important clubs in England” and is planning transfer talks.The 22-year-old Turkey international has emerged as a top target for those in north London, with speculation regarding a move surfacing prior to Unai Emery’s arrival at Emirates Stadium.A switch continues to be mooted under new management at Arsenal, with the Premier League outfit considered to still be in need of defensive additions during the summer window. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Soyuncu is ruling nothing out, with English football holding obvious appeal, but he will only be addressing the issue of his future once he has taken in an international outing against Russia on June 5.He told Turkish publication Tumspor: “Arsenal are one of the most important clubs in England.“I know they’re interested in me, but there’s nothing finalised yet about my transfer.“After the national team camp we’ll have talks.”The president of Soyuncu’s former club, Altinordu supremo Seyit Mehmet Ozkan, claimed in early May that an agreement with Arsenal had already been reached.Those comments were quickly rubbished, but the youngster’s agent did tell football.london in April that a move to the Premier League is on the cards.Mustafa Dogru said: “The main objective of the player is to play in the Premier League, that I can tell you at the moment.“We are negotiating with some clubs. They [Freiburg] are open to negotiations.“He came from the second division in Turkey to Bundesliga 1 and has had a good experience the last two years.“The difference between Bundesliga 1 and the Premier League is not as big as from the Turkish second division and Bundesliga 1, so he is ready.“He is perfect for the Premier League. We are sure he is going to make a big impact in the first season.”last_img read more

Iraq About to Invest in Large Tanker Fleet

first_imgzoom Iraq has set sights on creating a large fleet of modern oil tankers to transport the country’s crude, Reuters reports quoting a statement from the country’s Oil Minister.“The ministry wants to restructure the company’s mission to develop its operations by building and buying a large fleet of tankers to transport and market oil to all parts of the world,” Minister Jabar al-Luaibi‘s Friday statement reads.The fleet of Iraqi Oil Tankers Company (IOTC) had comprised of 24 vessels, however; during the Gulf War much of it was destroyed by the US-led forced in 1991.In addition, the ministry wants the IOTC to up its game with respect to its transportation standards and staff competence.Details on the number of tankers and their potential builders and/or owners have not been disclosed.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Review 73yearold Rod Stewart lands his time machine in Edmonton

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Any number of moments at Rod Stewart’s Friday night concert could poke out from beneath the leopard print as a favourite. One example, the Royally-knighted singer comically slapping his plastic stool as if resentful, at 73, that he needed to sit down now and then.Or perhaps one might focus on four and a half business-glam costume changes where Stewart ended up in a ratty flattened cowboy hat for the finale.Maybe for some it was the singer’s impressively-long kicks of 20 soccer balls into the Rogers Place layer cake, which was followed by dropping balloons both great and small, floating by like luminous, colourful hippos the Boomer crowd punched ecstatically to the tune of one of the best disco songs ever, live. Twitter And of course, there was that familiar music: hits within whirlpools of AM radio hits going back to the Faces, Muddy Waters and a long-ago street-busking folksinger trying to find his voice around the edges of Sam Cooke. Tonight was certainly going to be a guaranteed trip on the time machine, but of what sort? How much schlock?For essentially my entire life I had a laser-focused memory of a couple photos my dad took of Stewart at the Coliseum back in April 1979, the helmet-haired singer in a shimmering silk pyjama pantsuit — the first moment I ever seriously considered somebody world famous whose work I knew and liked might come to town. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Derrick Roses Brother Not Happy With Bulls Roster

Derrick Roses Brother Not Happy With Bulls Roster

Reggie Rose, the brother and manager of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, said that the team’s franchise player’s return from a torn ACL injury this season could be determined by the current roster.  The Bulls did not make a trade before Thursday’s deadline, and Reggie Rose was not happy.He said the lack of championship-caliber talent around Rose could be a “big factor” in whether he returns this season from the injury. He pointed out that he was speaking for himself, not his brother.“What have you pieced together?” Reggie Rose said to ESPNChicago.com. “Have you made any moves? Have you made any trades to get better? You know all roads to the championship lead through Miami. What pieces have you put together for the physical playoffs?“Joakim Noah is a great player.  Luol Deng’s a great player. But you need more than that. You have to put together pieces to your main piece. The players can only do so much. It’s up to the organization to make them better.”He went on. “It’s frustrating to see my brother play his heart and soul out for the team and them not put anything around him,” Reggie Rose said.Chicago vice president John Paxson said last month on ESPN Radio: “In order for us to do something, we’re not in a position to take on any real salary, so we’re kind of limited in what we can do. I think our team has grown. It’s not always pretty. Let’s face it, we’ve had some ugly games this year, and that’s kind of who we are right now. But we do grind it out and play hard.“You’re always on the lookout to do certain things, but I think our move hopefully will be bringing Derrick back into the fold.”The Bulls, who have had the NBA’s best record the past two seasons, have been without Rose all season as he recovers from May knee surgery but have stayed near the top of the Central Division standings. They enter Thursday’s game against the Miami with a 31-22 record and are the fifth seed in the East.Initially believed to return sometime after last weekend’s All-Star break, Rose said last week he wouldn’t “mind missing this year” if he didn’t feel ready to return and insisted that the decision is his to make.Reggie Rose said the Bulls have known all along Rose could sit out this season but the organization hasn’t mentioned it because it would affect ticket sales.“Everyone is expecting Derrick to come back,” Reggie Rose said. “If Derrick comes back, they’re going to sell more tickets. Is the reason for Derrick to come back to win a championship or make money? Right now, I don’t believe a championship. Everything in the NBA is financial.”Bulls general manager Gar Forman declined comment when contacted by ESPNChicago.com. read more

TCI Its Flu Season Cover Your Cough and Sneezes

TCI Its Flu Season Cover Your Cough and Sneezes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 31, 2018 – Providenciales -The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services wishes to advise the general public to be vigilant during this Flu season.  Influenza (Flu) season reoccurs annually during the cooler months and is characterized by a prevalence of outbreaks of Influenza.  Seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, however, most of often flu activity peaks between December and February.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported recently that thirty children have died from confirmed Flu related causes (CDC Jan 22, 2018).  The Ministry is committed to keeping the Turks and Caicos healthy, and persons are advised to visit the Primary Health Care Clinics within their communities where the Flu vaccine is being offered free of charge. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.  It can cause mild to severe illness.  Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death.  Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.  The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.Flu virus travels through the air in droplets when someone coughs, sneezes or talks.  You can inhale the droplet directly, or you can pick up the germ from an object, then transfer them to your eyes, nose and mouth.For more information, contact your Health Care Provider or the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 338-2772 or 338-4942.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:center_img Signs and Symptoms of the Flu: –FeverCoughSore throatRunny or stuffy noseMuscle or body achesHeadachesFatigue (very tired)Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. It is recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months have a flu vaccine annually. In addition to having a flu vaccine, the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services would like to recommend the following health tips which can prevent the spread of the infection:Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.Put your used tissue in the waste basket.If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or long enough to sing the birthday song twice.If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rubs.Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth (germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth).Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.If you or your child is sick with the flu stay home from work, school, daycare. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritious foods, manage your stress, and be physically active.Everyday preventive actions can help slow the spread of germs that can cause many different illnesses and may offer some protection against the flu.last_img read more

Army Completes Disposal of Kansas Ammo Plant through Auction

first_imgA New York investment firm last week completed the purchase of a 10-acre parcel at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant after submitting the winning bid in an auction conducted by the General Services Administration.Cornwall Specialty Trading purchased the tract, which contains the plant’s former 67,000-square-foot administration building, for $282,777. The transaction marks the completion of the Army’s disposal of the 14,000-acre facility in southeastern Kansas that was shuttered following the 2005 BRAC round.The Great Plains Development Authority is the major property owner with 7,000 acres. The facility’s munitions manufacturer, Day & Zimmermann, purchased 4,000 acres to continue operations at the plant. Production, however, has been shut down, Ann Charles, assistant director of the authority, told 360. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism holds the title to the remaining 3,000 acres.Charles said the authority will help Cornwall market its parcel as part of its efforts to market the Great Plains Industrial Park. The LRA also will provide caretaker services for the investment firm’s parcel. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

DOD Cant Ignore Opportunities to Cut Infrastructure Costs Reed Says

DOD Cant Ignore Opportunities to Cut Infrastructure Costs Reed Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Pentagon still needs to look for way to economize on its infrastructure spending even though it didn’t request a new BRAC round as part of its fiscal 2019 budget request, Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), ranking member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters Thursday. If there are facilities DOD can consolidate, for example, it should do so on its own, he said. Reed said he would seriously consider a new BRAC round if the department proposed it, despite it being an election year, reported Politico.DOD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tim Godbeelast_img read more