Brooke BurkeCharvet To Emcee World Of Children Award 2015 Alumni Honors Event

first_imgToday, World of Children Award, a global recognition and funding organization for people specifically and exclusively serving the needs of children as well as setting the gold standard in child advocacy, announced its inaugural 2015 Alumni Honors event, which will take place on Thursday, April 30 at Il Cielo in Beverly Hills, California.The Master of Ceremonies for the special evening will feature TV Personality, Actress, and CEO of ModernMom, Brooke Burke-Charvet.Since 1998, World of Children Award identifies changemakers, that create proven, sustainable programs for children, and awards grants to advance their work at an annual awards ceremony in New York City. For the first time since the World of Children Award’s inception, the organization will host an event in Beverly Hills commemorating past honorees who have continued their extraordinary efforts and have gone to great lengths to change the lives of vulnerable children around the world with an Alumni Honors event. The 2015 Alumni Honorees include: Jessica Markowitz (2009 World of Children Youth Honoree) of Richard’s Rwanda IMPUHWE who educates girls in Rwanda; Triveni Acharya (2013 World of Children Humanitarian Honoree) of the Rescue Foundation who rescues trafficked girls from brothels in India; and Dr. Ricardo Bennun (2007 Health Honoree) of Asociación PIEL who provides surgery for children with facial deformities in Argentina.“Because the World of Children Award does not just fund Honorees, but also educates and elevates them, they gain the capacity to significantly leverage the funding and the Honor,” said Harry Leibowitz, World of Children Award Co-Founder and Co-Chair. “This allows them to build sustainability and to multiply their efforts to serve more vulnerable children.”The evening will feature a cocktail reception, intimate dinner, and a special program with the honorees sharing courageous stories about their work with children, and the invaluable role World of Children Award has played in their lives. Additionally, exclusive jewelry pieces created by collaborators Heidi Nahser Fink and Adam Shulman of James Banks Design for World of Children Award will be available for purchase with 100% of proceeds going to the organization. The featured items include a Legacy World of Children Award Sterling Silver Lock Pendant and a set of World of Children Award Sterling Silver Cuff Links. For more information on the exclusive jewelry pieces or to purchase online, please visit jamesbanksdesign.com/WOC.html.2015 Alumni Honors Chairs are Veronica Smiley and Brian Grazer, Rena and Lindsay Conner, and Linda and David Shaheen. In addition, the Event Co-Chairs include Sandy Sholl, Adam Shulman, Adam Freede, Willow and Bertan Kalatchi, Craig Leibowitz, and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz and Harry Leibowitz.World of Children Award is led by co-founders Harry Leibowitz and Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz, retired senior executives from Procter & Gamble and Victoria’s Secret, who first started the organization to honor individuals serving children with a Nobel Prize-like award. Since 1998, World of Children Award has allocated millions of dollars in cash grants and program support to over 100 Honorees who are the driving force behind programs serving children worldwide.last_img read more

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ACA and ACTRA Join Appeal of CRTCs Super Bowl Ruling

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Toronto, ON  — Having intervened before the CRTC, opposing the decision to ban simultaneous substitution (simsub) during the Super Bowl, the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) have now been granted intervenor status in the Federal Court of Appeal case between Bell Media, the NFL and the Attorney General.At issue is the CRTC’s order (effective Feb. 5, 2017) banning the replacement of U.S. ads with ones made in Canada during the Super Bowl.“This decision denies marketers of a key opportunity to access Canadian consumers,” said Ron Lund, President and CEO, ACA. “Of greater concern, it places a long-standing and successful CRTC cornerstone policy that benefits the entire broadcasting system, in jeopardy.” Advertisement Facebook Advertisement For Canadian performers, the decision will result in fewer work opportunities. The removal of a policy that ensures Canadian advertising dollars stay in Canada means less revenue for reinvestment back into Canadian content production. It also reduces the market for commercials starring Canadian performers.“This decision by the CRTC undermines a foundational part of Canada’s film and television sector,” said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director. “We’re intervening to ensure the creative sector has a voice in this important appeal.”.About ACA: ACA is the independent voice of Canadian marketers and the champion of a fair and transparent marketplace. A national, not-for-profit association, it speaks on behalf of more than 200 companies and divisions. 2017 marks 100 years since ACA was incorporated as an association. For more information, visit www.acaweb.caAbout ACTRA: The Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) is the national union of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 23,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly-acclaimed professional performing community. www.actra.ca Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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TORONTO PROTESTS ART EXHIBIT THEY SAY IS JUST A REAL ESTATE AD

first_imgAdvertisement The event was free and open to the public, but a coalition of local artists and organizations say that something sneaky was going on in terms of how the project was staged. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement More than 200 local artists, many of them quite acclaimed, have penned an open letter to the people behind what they’re calling an “ugly” and “reckless” art exhibit in downtown Toronto.The Invitational, which ran from October 25 – 28, was billed as a brand new contemporary art exhibition revolving around the human figure and how we make sense of the world today.Hosted at the newly- (and kind of hideously-) remodeled 346 Spadina Avenue, home of what used to be the Bright Pearl dim sum restaurant, The Invitational brought together works from roughly 25 internationally recognized artists (with a special spotlight on those from New York and Toronto). Twitterlast_img read more

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Basils revised bail application to be considered next week

Rajapaksa was arrested over the alleged misappropriation of funds.He was arrested recently appearing before the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID). The revised bail application by former Minister Basil Rajapaksa is to be considered by the Colombo High Court next week.Rajapaksa’s lawyers filed the bail application over his recent arrest and decision by the Kaduwela Magistrate to remand him. The former Minister was questioned over the misappropriation of Divineguma funds when he was a Minister.He was later arrested and produced before court and remanded till August 1st. (Colombo Gazette)

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Opinion 5 questions for Ohio State Rutgers matchup

Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball during a game against Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 50-28.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFor the first time ever, the Ohio State Buckeyes and Rutgers Scarlet Knights are set to meet on the football field. The matchup also marks the first time the Scarlet Knights will play a Big Ten game on the road.With so many firsts, and so many unknowns, there are a plethora of storylines to watch in the matchup. The Lantern sports editors picked five of the most important things to look for in the game.1. Will the Buckeyes be able to force Gary Nova turnovers?It has been well-documented that Rutgers senior quarterback Gary Nova is turnover-prone. With Nova coming off of an impressive performance in which he tossed for 404 yards through the air and three scores against Michigan, the Buckeye defense will have to do its due diligence to slow Nova and the Scarlet Knights down. The Rutgers run game is average at best, ranking ninth in the conference, which has forced the Scarlet Knights to throw the ball early and often in recent weeks. If they can force Nova into his old habits, the Buckeyes should succeed as Nova has thrown 46 career interceptions, five of which came in his first Big Ten game against Penn State. 2. Will sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott have his third-straight 100-yard game?After struggling to get off to a strong start, Elliott is coming off of back-to-back 100-yard rushing games against Cincinnati and Maryland, respectively. Getting his third-straight 100-yard game could prove to be easier than some think.While the Rutgers defense ranks tied for third in the country in sacks, they struggle to stop the run as they rank eighth in the conference in yards allowed on the ground. If the Buckeye offensive line has improved as much as many think they have, Elliott will have a chance to rack up considerable yards for a third straight game. 3. Can J.T. Barrett make a Heisman Trophy push?I know, I know. we are crazy. But are we really?After the recent Todd Gurley and Jameis Winston fallout, this could be the most wide open Heisman race in years.With that said, Barrett will have a chance to shine on national television for the next four weeks as games against Rutgers, Penn State, Illinois and Michigan State are scheduled to be televised on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.In addition, aside from Saturday’s game against Rutgers, all of those games are set for 8 p.m. kickoffs, putting Barrett and the Buckeyes in the spotlight for three straight weekends.Closing that stretch of games is the Michigan State matchup, one that most are claiming will be the de facto Big Ten Championship game. If Barrett can help the Buckeyes win out, and impress during prime time, there is a chance the redshirt-freshman could earn an invite to New York.However, it all starts with Rutgers on Saturday.4. How will a second early-season bye week effect the Buckeyes on the field?More than anything else, OSU coach Urban Meyer has made it clear that he didn’t want to have a week off after the Buckeyes beat Maryland on Oct. 4.If it were up to him, they would have kept on rolling after the 52-24 win, but it’s not.Instead, OSU had to take an off-week and get ready for a two-week gap between taking the field for an actual game. For some teams, that can be needed rest. For others, it can simply stunt momentum.It’s likely the Buckeyes will either have an extremely fast or an extremely slow start depending on how the players took the time off. If a slow start is in fact the case, look for OSU to be in an early hole with a need to scramble back late in the game.5. Will freshman running back Curtis Samuel be worked back into the fold?Through the first few games of the season, an argument could have been made that Samuel was the best running back on OSU’s roster.He might well be just that someday, but it’s clear that Elliott is the guy for the 2014 Buckeyes, especially considering Samuel missed the Maryland game with a leg injury. Meyer said he’s back and ready to go, but what will be the real point of rushing him back into the lineup when Elliott has been dominant for two consecutive games?Samuel has a bright career ahead of him, but an untimely injury might have put a damper on what could have been a standout first season in Columbus.The matchup between OSU and Rutgers is scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Newsnights Kirsty Wark criticises BBCs gender pay gap saying somethings got to

first_img“How on earth does that happen? She has been on that programme for more than 12 years and somehow she’s not on the list, isn’t that a mistake?” BBC presenter John Humphreys  BBC Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark has joined criticism of the BBC’s gender pay gap as it emerged women accounted for just a third of the corporation’s biggest earners.Following the publication of a list of 96 BBC stars who earn more than £150,000, the Government has threatened to expose more top earners unless the broadcaster “gets its house in order”.Discussing the issue on Wednesday night’s programme, she upbraided James Purnell,  the corporation’s director of radio and education, over the gender disparity.Mr Purnell said it was the broadcaster’s wish to remove the gender pay gap, telling Newsnight “we need to change the mix of people” adding, “obviously we need to look at pay”.Challenging him on how pay equality would be achieved, Wark said: “Will you be expecting more male on-air talent to take a pay cut?… something’s got to give.”Are you going to say to Gary Lineker you’re earning, what is it, £2.6million can you just give £600,000 up so we can bring new female talent on in sport?”Mr Purnell replied “we’ve been doing that already” but went on to suggest that the lowest paid person on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme is a man. But Wark interrupted him to say, “that’s not actually quite right, but seeing as you mentioned the Today programme Sarah Montague is a senior presenter on the Today Programme. She’s not been there as long as John Humphrys… [but] she does over 100 programmes a year, she’s not even on the list.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Mr Purnell agreed that Ms Montague was a “brilliant broadcaster” but said he could not go into “individual details”. He added that it was hard to compare the salaries of those on the list as there were a number of factors, such as experience to consider. However he added that Ms Montague’s colleague Mr Humphrys was “the outstanding interviewer of his generation”, saying “he’s got a unique value to the BBC and that is something we recognise”.An unimpressed Ms Wark replied: “You recognise it when he doesn’t even need it recognised. It’s extraordinary.”He’s said that actually he didn’t even look for pay rises, but he kept getting them and he’s also said that he doesn’t want to go anywhere else so actually that’s not about the market, you just want to give John Humphrys lots of money”. BBC presenter John Humphreys Credit:REUTERS last_img read more

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Max Clifford in critical care unit after collapsing with cardiac arrest in

first_imgMax Clifford’s family have claimed he was denied medical treatment after the disgraced PR guru died having collapsed in his prison cell.The 74 year-old was said to be “in a bad way” after falling twice at the Cambridgeshire jail where he was serving an eight-year sentence for historical sex offences.The Ministry of Justice confirmed that Clifford, who had been ill since suffering a heart attack in August, died in hospital on Sunday after a cardiac arrest.Clifford’s daughter Louise, who appeared in court as a witness for her father’s defence, has alleged that she had been fighting for medical treatment alongside her father’s legal team and doctor, but without success.The 46 year-old said: “It is with great sadness that I must announce that my father Max Clifford passed away. “He had been ill for some time with heart problems and myself, his doctor and our legal team had fought for his diagnosis and treatment but to no avail.“He was hugely loved by the many people in his life for the compassionate, kind and funny man that he was.”Clifford’s daughter added that she and her legal team, led by Sarah Forshaw QC, will “continue to pursue his appeal hearing and get him the justice he was denied in life”. The PR guru, who used his celebrity connections to lure women, was found guilty of a string of indecent assaults – with the sex attacks carried out between 1977 and 1984. On the basis of alleged fresh evidence, Clifford had been due to appeal against all of his convictions early next year. It is not known if the case will be allowed to continue after his death.Before his death on Sunday morning, the former celebrity publicist was said to be “in a bad way” after collapsing twice at Littlehey Prison.His daughter told the Mail on Sunday that Clifford first collapsed in his cell on Thursday when he was trying to clean it.A spokeswoman for Ms Clifford confirmed to the Telegraph that her father cleaned his cell out of choice as he was “conscientious and particular.”Ms Clifford said he collapsed again the next day and was unconscious for several minutes. After seeing a nurse, he was transferred to a local hospital where he suffered a cardiac arrest on Friday, she said.Clifford was jailed for eight years in May 2014 after being convicted of a number of charges under Operation Yewtree, the Met Police investigation set up after the Jimmy Savile scandal.He was the first person to be convicted as part of the national investigation. During his sentencing, he branded his accusers as “fantasists” and was seen laughing and shaking his head in the dock. He had been ill for some time with heart problems and myself, his doctor and our legal team had fought for his diagnosis and treatment but to no availLouise Clifford In 2016, he was cleared of indecently assaulting a teenage girl, after being accused of using his power to humiliate the 17-year-old into performing a sex act on him in the 1980s.The former PR mogul crafted a reputation for garnering maximum exposure for the fame-hungry wannabes in his charge.His previous clients included Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra and Chelsea Football Club.A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: “As with all deaths in custody, there will be an investigation by the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. “Our condolences are with Mr Clifford’s family at this difficult time.”When asked about the claim that Mr Clifford was denied medical treatment, a Ministry of Justice spokeswoman said: “All prisoners receive the same level of treatment as anybody would.”NHS England said it was unable to comment on specific cases. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Golub Doknic scores again VIDEO

Ex-Montenegrian NT goalkeeper, Golub Doknic (30) was again among scorer for his team – Alpla Hard. At the last match of Austrian Championship in 2012 against Schwaz, Doknic scored goal from the back position after huge celebration began… Alpla HardGolub Doknic goal ← Previous Story HAPPY NEW HANDBALL YEAR 2013! Next Story → Brazil waiting for WCh 2013 clashes

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Internet Explorer 9 Hits 35 Million Download in 24 Hours

first_imgIt may not be the exciting new kid on the block, but Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is still the dominant browser in the U.S. And the company has surely bolstered its market share a bit with the introduction of IE9. That latest version of the browser did some rather brisk numbers in its first 24 hours yesterday, hitting 2.35 million downloads in that time period. That number breaks down to around 27 downloads a second. As of January, IE is still on top, with 56 of the total U.S. browser market (down a percentage point from December), Firefox was in second with around 22, and Google’s Chrome had managed to make a dent in the market with 10 percent. Any gains made by Microsoft with the latest edition will likely be affected by the upcoming introduction of Firefox 4, which is due to hit on March 22nd.last_img read more

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Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US

first_imgRefugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US Trump has barred all refugees from entering the country for three months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely. Updated 2.55pmREFUGEES EN ROUTE to the United States have been detained at airports after President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring all refugees from entering the US for three months.Those from war-ravaged Syria will be banned from entering the country indefinitely. Trump said the ban is necessary to prevent “radical Islamic terrorists” from entering the nation.Cairo airport officials say seven US-bound migrants — six from Iraq and one from Yemen — have been prevented from boarding an EgyptAir flight to New York’s JFK airport.The officials said the action by the airport today was the first since Trump imposed the ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.The officials said the seven migrants, escorted by officials from the UN refugee agency, were stopped from boarding the plane after authorities at Cairo airport contacted their counterparts in JFK airport.The New York Times reports that the detentions have prompted legal challenges from two Iraqi refugees held at JFK Airport.Their lawyers want them released and also filed a motion for class certification, in an effort to represent all refugees and immigrants, who they said were being unlawfully detained at ports of entry.The head of a leading refugee aid agency has said Trump’s decision hurts innocent people fleeing violence.Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council said the move “will not make America safer, it will make America smaller and meaner”.Egeland said the decision dealt a “mortal blow” to the idea of international responsibility for those fleeing persecution. He says the US is leading a “race to the bottom” in which politicians in wealth countries provide “zero moral leadership”.Religion The executive order signed by Trump yesterday immediately suspended a programme that last year resettled to the US roughly 85,000 people displaced by war, political oppression, hunger and religious prejudice.Trump indefinitely blocked all those fleeing Syria, where a civil war has displaced millions of people, and imposed a 90-day ban on entry to the US from seven Muslim-majority nations.“We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas,” Trump said as he signed the order at the Pentagon. “We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people.”Trump said the halt in the refugee programme was necessary to give government agencies time to develop a stricter vetting system. But the order did spell out what additional steps he wants the Homeland Security and State departments to take.The US may admit refugees on a case-by-case basis during the freeze, and the government will continue to process requests from people claiming religious persecution, “provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country”.In an interview with CBN News, Trump said persecuted Christians would be given priority in applying for refugee status.“We are going to help them,” Trump said. “They’ve been horribly treated.”The order was signed on Trump’s most robust day of national security and foreign policy at the start of his presidency, marked by a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and a lengthy phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.As a candidate, Trump called for a temporary ban on all Muslim immigration to the US. He later shifted his focus to putting in place “extreme vetting” procedures to screen people coming to the US from countries with terrorism ties.The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, said it would file a federal lawsuit on Monday challenging the constitutionality of the executive order.“There is no evidence that refugees — the most thoroughly vetted of all people entering our nation — are a threat to national security,” CAIR’s National Litigation Director Lena F.Masri said. “This is an order that is based on bigotry, not reality.”Holocaust Remembrance DayDuring the past budget year, the US accepted 84,995 refugees, including 12,587 people from Syria. President Barack Obama had set the refugee limit for this budget year at 110,000.Trump, according to the executive order, plans to cut that to 50,000. Refugee processing was suspended in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks and restarted months later.The president was applauded by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said it was “time to re-evaluate and strengthen the visa-vetting process.” Many Democrats cast the measures as un-American.“Tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty tonight as a grand tradition of America, welcoming immigrants, that has existed since America was founded has been stomped upon,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.Trump’s order was signed on Holocaust Remembrance Day, which brought to mind the global effort to help refugees during World War II and its aftermath.The order makes no mention of a plan to provide safe zones in Syria and the surrounding area. A draft of the order had directed the Pentagon and the State Department to produce a plan for safe zones in the war-torn Mideast nation.The president’s directive capped a hectic first week for Trump at the White House, giving Americans an initial look at how he intends to position the US around the globe.Earlier on Friday, he hosted May at the White House for his first meeting with a world leader since taking office. Asked about whether he would revert back to Bush-era use of torture, Trump said he would defer to the views of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.“He has stated publicly that he does not necessarily believe in torture or waterboarding, or however you want to define it … I don’t necessarily agree,” Trump said. “But I would tell you that he will override because I’m giving him that power. He’s an expert.”The Associated Press and other news organisations have obtained copies of a draft executive order signaling sweeping changes to US interrogation and detention policy. The draft, which the White House said was not official, also requests recommendations on whether the US should reopen CIA detention facilities outside the United States. Critics said the clandestine sites have marred America’s image on the world stage.Trump held firm yesterday on another controversy — trade and illegal immigration from Mexico. He told reporters he had a “very good call” with Peña Nieto earlier in the day, but he reaffirmed his belief that Mexico has “outnegotiated and beat us to a pulp” on trade — and that would change.“We’re no longer going to be the country that doesn’t know what it’s doing,” he declared a day after the Mexican leader canceled his visit to Washington in response to Trump’s plans to build a border wall and have Mexico pay for it.Read: Trump to Theresa: ‘A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world’Read: US immigration attorney warns undocumented Irish to ‘remain silent or you’ll be gone very quickly’ Saturday 28 Jan 2017, 2:55 PM Short URL Trump speaks during a news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday 299 Comments Jan 28th 2017, 2:55 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img 59,379 Views Trump speaks during a news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday Image: Evan Vucci/PA http://jrnl.ie/3210249 By Associated Press Share Tweet Email2 Image: Evan Vucci/PAlast_img read more

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Cork toddler who died in tragic Roman blind accident died instantly without

first_img Mar 28th 2019, 6:05 PM A TODDLER DIED after a tragic accident involving a Roman blind which was given to the young parents as a handmade gift when they moved in to their new house.Leah Troy, who was just 13 months, passed away at her home in Delaney Park in Dublin Hill on the northside of Cork City on 11 September, 2018.She died after getting caught in a blind string in her bedroom when she was put down for a nap.Her mother Alice O’Sullivan (28) said she was at the house with baby Leah and her four-year-old son Alex who was home sick that day. Leah had played downstairs that day and at 11.45 am she put her in her travel cot between her bed and the window for a nap.All was quiet upstairs so Alice thought that baby Leah was sleeping. When she went up to check on her a short time later she found Leah almost in a kneeling position. Her head was upright with the string around her neck.Alice tried to remove the string of the blind from the head of the child.“She was just staring out the window, she was almost in a kneeling position, almost standing. I tried to remove the string around her neck. I tried to snap it but I couldn’t and had to pull the cord from both sides. ”Alice said that her son Alex came upstairs and she told him to go back down.“I didn’t want him to see it. I dialled 999. I placed her in the front room of the house. I started CPR. I listened to the instructions on the phone. ”Ms O’Sullivan said the paramedics worked to save Leah. However, she was pronounced dead at Cork University Hospital (CUH). She said her step mother Jude made the Roman blind as a gift for her and her partner Mike. Parents are being urged to be aware of the dangers of cords ending in a loop. (File photo) Image: Shutterstock. Parents are being urged to be aware of the dangers of cords ending in a loop. (File photo) Cork toddler who died in tragic Roman blind accident ‘died instantly without any suffering’ Leah Troy was just 13 months when she died last September. 10 Comments Thursday 28 Mar 2019, 6:04 PM Share413 Tweet Email By Olivia Kelleher Short URL Image: Shutterstock. 41,819 Views She made (the blind) herself. We hung it with her. We were concerned about the cord so we put the safety cleat up higher than usual so it would be out of the way of the children. I know our stepmother blames herself about what happened. There are so many ifs and buts.She added that her “beautiful girl” was never sick and had no medical problems.“She was just my gorgeous baby girl. She was beautiful, always up to mischief, never sick.”Safety consciousThe family were very conscious of safety when they put up the blind. The blind had a safety cleat for the main draw cord. The blinds also had support strings to the rear of the blinds.It was one of the three support strings that the young child got entangled with when she was in her bedroom.Alice O’Sullivan’s stepmother Jude Hogan O’Sullivan said she had known her step daughter since she was just three years old.Alice and her partner Michael had just moved in to their home and she was asked to make the blinds. She had previously made blinds for other family members.Alice and Jude shopped for material for the blinds and they were joined by the father of the baby Michael Troy when they went to put them up. A drill was required to install them.Jude said that she could never have conceived that when the blind was closed, the baby could get caught in the vertical support cords at the back.If I did not make this blind Leah would be alive. I feel such guilt. I want to say again I am so sorry. When I learned what had happened my world fell apart. I know I told Alice and Mike before, but I want to say again, I am sorry.She described Leah and her partner Michael Troy as wonderful devoted parents to the two youngsters.Instant blackoutGarda Grace Quirke told the inquest that baby Leah was pronounced dead at 1.30pm on the 11 September 2018 at CUH. She was formally identified in the city morgue by her family.Assistant State Pathologist, Dr Margaret Bolster, said Leah would have died instantly without any suffering.The cause of death was recorded as acute cardio arrest due to ligature strangulation. Essentially Leah would have had an instant blackout.A verdict of accidental death was recorded in the case. The jury asked the media to highlight the case to assist other families.Coroner Philip Comyn said that it was one of the most distressing inquests he had presided over in a very long time and that there was “very little solace he could give the family.”He extended his condolences to the family saying it was “a complete accident”There is very little solace I can give you other than the evidence of Dr Bolster that your daughter wouldn’t have suffered. She would have blacked out immediately. Comyn asked the large group of media assembled to highlight the case pointing to advice about blinds which is on the National Standards Authority of Ireland website.A number of children have died following accidents involving blinds in recent years. https://jrnl.ie/4565700 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Migration Program under fire

first_imgA new report warns that the Gillard government’s Skilled Migration Program is based on incorrect assumptions, is out-of-date and requires major reform to implement its objectives. The report produced by the Centre for Population and Urban Research (CPUR) at Monash University coincides with the row over the granting of temporary visas to 1700 foreign workers as part of an Enterprise Migration Agreement (EMA) approved by the government for Hancock Prospecting’s Roy Hill iron ore mine in WA. The Roy Hill mine is expected to be the first of dozens of projects for which EMAs are approved, allowing Australian companies to import skilled and semi-skilled foreign labour on temporary 457 visas. Following union pressure last week the Gillard government announced a ‘jobs board’ to give Australian workers information about jobs available in the mining sector. With the Skilled Migration Program in the limelight, the CPUR’s latest report entitled ‘The 2012-13 immigration program: record numbers, city-bound’ sends a message that the government’s planning on migration matters is seriously awry. The Program, set to increase the total number of migrants in 2012-13 to 190,000, has the purported aim of delivering skilled migrants to the resources industries, but the reality, says the CPUR, is that outside EMAs, none of the skilled permanent entry or temporary visa categories target such migrants. Founding Director of the CPUR Bob Birrell – one of the authors of the report told Neos Kosmos: “Employers can sponsor migrants regardless of the industry, occupation or location of their workplace. “The result is that just over half of the migrants currently being visaed are locating in Sydney and Melbourne, rather than in the resource industry states.” “Domestic Australian workers can expect increased competition for jobs from migrants at a time when there is little growth in employment in either Sydney or Melbourne,” said Mr Birrell. The Labor Government plans to increase the permanent entry migration program to 204,000 (including humanitarian migrants) in 2012-13, a decision which is consistent with the Government’s stance since it came to power in late 2007. The CPUR report concludes that the Program is based on two assumptions, one of which is fundamentally incorrect. “One is that the minerals boom will require a huge increase in skilled workers who must be drawn in part from migration. The other is that, as a consequence of the resources boom, the rest of the Australian economy will surge, generating a nation-wide shortage of skilled workers. The first of these assumptions is correct, but not the second,” says the report. “DIAC’s skilled visas are structured on the assumption that there are nation-wide shortages of skilled workers and that employers everywhere should be allowed to sponsor 457s and permanent migrants in any skilled occupation, industry or location in Australia.” As a result, says Bob Birrell “most of the migrants in the record-high intake planned will end up in East coast cities, particularly Sydney and Melbourne and will add to the stresses of Australian workers struggling to find work in a weak labour market. “The Government’s Migration Program is out-of-date. It is now part of the problem. The new circumstances require a smaller and better targeted intake, which delivers scarce skills to the industries and locations which really need them.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Hurricane Nate kills 28 die in Central America

first_img Related Items:#HurricaneNate, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCosta Rica, October 10, 2017 – Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi saw the landfall of a hurricane – category 1 hurricane Nate which has now dissipated and watches and warnings were overnight discontinued for the system.   Two landfalls were recorded for #HurricaneNate which formed as we headed into the weekend; the system knocked out electricity to 67,000 homes across the Gulf – mainly in Alabama where more than 63,000 people were without power.Nate is a killer, at least 28 people were killed by the storm in Central America – Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras specifically.   It was also said that hundreds were rescued from floodwaters and mudslides.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Inside Ultra Music Festivals RecordBreaking 20th Anniversary

first_img Go Inside Miami Music Week’s Hottest Parties Swedish House MafiaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images Get To Know Deep House DJ Nora En Pure Ultra: David Guetta, MusiCares, Tiësto & More Tiësto Talks Ultra, Healing Through Music Email Look back at the amazing surprises and record-setting stats from Ultra’s 20th anniversaryBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 5, 2018 – 2:16 pm As the event set to celebrate a whirlwind 20 years in the game grew closer, expectations were unbelievably high for Ultra Music Festival 2018. The dizzying, non-stop bacchanalia spread across three gorgeous days saw staggering attendance, record-setting viewer numbers on the official livestream, and countless amazing surprises.With marquee performances by festival mainstays like Tiësto and David Guetta, plus a whole host of incendiary sets lighting up the floor throughout the weekend, Ultra 2018 had something for every flavor of dance music fan. With such a variety – and immensely high quality – of both talent and production, it’s no surprise that the 20th anniversary of the festival drew over 165,000 attendees from 60 countries around the world, while the official livestream drew a record-shattering 30 million (!) viewers worldwide.Surprise appearances by music’s biggest acts are always a part of the energy and excitement  that takes over downtown Miami each year, but for their 20th birthday Ultra pulled out all the stops. Along with scheduled performances from both Rabbit In The Moon and Josh Wink – both of whom played the very first installment of the dance festival in 1999 – attendees were treated to shocking surprise appearances by Above & Beyond, Halsey, Desiigner, Yo Gotti, and even Will Smith, who took the stage with Marshmello and banged out his timely international smash hit “Miami.”And of course, the close of the festival brought about what will undoubtedly remain one of the most talked-about surprises of the 2018 festival season: the triumphant return  of Swedish House Mafia after a nearly five-year hiatus following their supposedly last-ever performance together at Ultra 2013.The intersection of the event’s special anniversary, its unparalleled slate of scheduled talent and unbelievable roster of surprise guests led Ultra to once again take the crown as No. 1 trending topic on worldwide social platforms over the weekend for the fifth year in a row. In addition, the festival’s extensive advance communication and collaboration with local, state and federal authorities helped pave the way for a collective execution of security and safety measures that was categorized by EDMTunes as, “the safest Ultra Music Festival ever.”Attendees still buzzing from this year’s massive intersection of dance music and culture – as well as the untold millions still working to get over their post-festival F.O.M.O. – need not fear the long interim between now and next year’s Ultra, as the dates are officially confirmed for their 21st installment: March 29 – 31, 2019. Mark your calendars now! 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Nora En PurePhoto: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images 2018 Miami Music Week/Ultra Music Festival Carl Cox At Ultra 2018Photo: Courtesy of Ultra Music Festival Relive The Turn-Up At Ultra’s 20th Anniversary MusiCares Protects Hearing At Ultra 2018 Get To Know Deep House DJ Nora En Pure MusiCares hearing clinic at Ultra Music FestivalPhoto: The Recording Academy Relive The Turn-Up At Ultra’s 20th Anniversary 7 DJs Who Lit Up Ultra 2018 Go Inside Miami Music Week’s Hottest Parties News MusiCares Swedish House MafiaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images TiëstoPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images Carl Cox At Ultra 2018Photo: Courtesy of Ultra Music Festival Swedish House Mafia Reunite To Close Ultra 2018 Carl Cox At Ultra 2018Photo: Courtesy of Ultra Music Festival Twitter Prev Next Inside Ultra Music Festival’s Record-Breaking 20th Anniversary Swedish House Mafia Reunite To Close Ultra 2018 Nora En PurePhoto: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images TiëstoPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images Photos: WireImage.com MusiCares Inside The New Dance Doc ‘What We Started’ 5 Parties You Missed At Miami Music Week MusiCares hearing clinic at Ultra Music FestivalPhoto: The Recording Academy 5 Parties You Missed At Miami Music Week MusiCares Protects Hearing At Ultra 2018 Facebook Inside The New Dance Doc ‘What We Started’ Go Inside Miami Music Week’s Hottest Parties David GuettaPhoto: Daniel Mendoza/Recording Academy Martin GarrixTim Mosenfleder/Getty Images MusiCares Inside The New Dance Doc ‘What We Started’ Martin GarrixTim Mosenfleder/Getty Images Martin GarrixTim Mosenfleder/Getty Images Ultra 2018 Smashed Records On Its 20th Birthday inside-ultra-music-festivals-record-breaking-20th-anniversary Lost FrequenciesPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Tiësto Talks Ultra, Healing Through Music 7 DJs Who Lit Up Ultra 2018 Relive The Turn-Up At Ultra’s 20th Anniversary Swedish House Mafia Reunite To Close Ultra 2018 Get To Know Deep House DJ Nora En Pure Lost FrequenciesPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images MusiCares Protects Hearing At Ultra 2018 5 Parties You Missed At Miami Music Week 7 DJs Who Lit Up Ultra 2018 TiëstoPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images Why Did David Guetta Work With Sia Again? 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Voluntary organisations dont want Rohingya repatriation PM

first_imgPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photo: BSSPrime minister Sheikh Hasina said international volunteer organisations do not want Rohingyas to return to Myanmar.“We took steps for their repatriation. However, a section of Rohingyas launched a movement against their return. Who instigated them? In fact international volunteers do not want the repatriation,” the prime minister told a press conference at her official residence Ganabhaban on Sunday.The prime minister organised the press conference following her recent visits to three countries.Replying to journalists, Sheikh Hasina said, “I have talked to India and China and both of them want Rohingyas to return to Myanmar.”She said Myanmar does not want to take back their citizens.Terming her visit to three different countries a success, the prime minister said she will visit China in July and discuss bilateral relations.In reply to another question, Sheikh Hasina said her government has settled important issues including maritime boundary and enclaves with India.About sharing Teesta water with India, the prime minister said, “We don’t want to rely on others for water. We are dredging our rivers to reserve water and there will be no crisis.”last_img read more

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Preventing Childhood Youth Cardiovascular Ailments Healthy Living

first_imgThere is some good news in the fight against childhood obesity and its links to cardiovascular disease.  With a focus on teaching low-income communities how to eat better, nutrition assistance programs began providing food education in 2011 to the more than 3.9 million African-American families receiving SNAP benefits.  Programs such as SNAP-Ed, a partnership between USDA and the states that provide education to help families, are helping families learn to eat healthier within a limited budget.Recommendations for a heart-healthy lifestyle consist of adopting a diet of increased whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and water intake.  Some researchers believe young people should avoid ALL fast food and foods found in vending machines because of their high levels of sugar sodium, and additives.  Regular exercise – at least 60 minutes a day – is also recommended to ward off heart ailments and reduce weight.Parents should speak with health professionals about specific exercises that benefit young people and can be made fun for the entire family.  Communities not served by recreations centers should contact local schools and churches to provide recreation space to facilitate exercise, dance or aerobics classes for families.Teens should advocate for smart vending machines in their schools that provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and wholesome snacks, rather than sugary sodas and processed foods.last_img read more

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C E Hat Center in Baltimores Waverly Neighborhood Has Headwear Needs Covered

first_imgClyde Davis-El, owner of C & E Hat Center, located at 3019-21 Greenmount Ave. in Waverly.C & E Hat Center has been selling men’s and women’s hats out of its store front in Waverly for the past six years. The shop, which specializes in Stetson, Dobbs, and Biltmore hats, provides hat cleaning services as well as custom hat boxes for any irregularly-sized items in a customer’s collection.Owner Clyde Davis-El, a former steel worker at the Sparrows Point Steel Mill, started out in the hat business in 2002.“I took a cruise and I came back with some panama hats,” said Davis-El, “and everybody wanted to know where I got them so I bought the store out—their inventory of hats—and I was selling them to some friends. And then more people started wanting them so I figured, ‘well, I think I better expand.’ It came to the point I had so many hats in the house my wife told me I had to get them out of there.”Davis-El bought the first half of his current location at 3019-21 Greenmount Ave. in 2006, and the other half in 2007. Originally a single address, the building had been split into two during a tax sale process, and was in desperate need of repairs.“You could see through the roof, through the ceiling when I first came in here,” said Davis-El. “Right on up to the sky.”With a little help from his friends, Davis-El put up some new walls, flooring, installed windows, and patched the unintentional skylight. In 2009, Davis-El opened C & E’s doors, doing business as Main Street Hats.Currently on display at C & E are straw hats for the warm weather, with felt hats set to make their return around September. The store is open on Tues. and Wed. from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Fri. and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. C & E offers a 20 percent discount to members of the military and to first responders.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

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247 Meat Vending Machines Are a Glorious Thing

first_imgStay on target If you like it in a #sausage casing, you’ll like it as a #patty! Loose #breakfastsausage grind is in #vendingmachines now. Our right-hand sausage master, Rami, shows us how he does it at home. pic.twitter.com/LObO1Qjk2D— Applestone Meat Company (@applestonemeat) July 16, 2018 There’s Now a Bacon Vending Machine at Ohio State UniversityReese’s Vending Machine Lets You Swap Lame Candy for Peanut Butter Cups We have 60-day dry age steaks in the vending machines today, come and get yours before they are all gone! #dryage #Applestonemeatco #stripsteak pic.twitter.com/6DXTsfo2XX— Applestone Meat Company (@applestonemeat) August 19, 2018“We take our responsibility to connect you with great food seriously,” the Applestone Meat Co. website said. “And we continually do extensive research to locate and develop ethical meat sources.”All products are sourced from animals raised without added hormones or antibiotics “by farmers who are truly committed to their well-being.”“When you walk into any of our stores [or up to any of their vending machines] to make a decision about dinner, you can rest assured that every choice is a good choice,” the Applestones said.More automats are expected to pop up across New York, starting with a store in Hudson (later this year) and an outpost in Westchester “soon after.” The pair will also explore options within the five boroughs.That’s nothing compared to this giant vending machine that dispenses supercars. Find out more about the link between processed meat and cancer, and learn how to make these 11 real sci-fi recipes. For more on all things meat, follow updates here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Vending machines dispense everything from chocolate bars and soda cans to full-sized books and live fishing bait.And, for all your carnivorous needs, locally sourced raw meat.Applestone Meat Company—from husband-and-wife team Joshua and Jessica Applestone—has installed two automats at its upstate New York locations.AdChoices广告Like the dodgy sandwich dispensers in the breakroom of my previous employer, Applestone Meat’s machines feature two browsing buttons; press left or right to watch the red flesh spin.Once you’ve decided between the bone-out dry-aged beef strip steak and the boneless leg of lamb, swipe or tap your card or phone to pay. Make your selection by giving the plastic door a tug, wait for the transaction to complete, then snag yourself some dinner.“Take it on the run or make another purchase,” an Applestone Meat how-to video suggested.There are four vendors outside the Applestone butcher shop in Stone Ridge: one for beef, one for lamb, one for pork, and one for sausages. The Accord location features only three.Selection changes based on availability, according to UrbanDaddy, which tipped basics like ground beef and pork chops, as well as less-than-traditional cuts such as country-style pork ribs and flat iron steaks.Vacuum-sealed raw meat never sits longer than a week, the media company reported; processed meat (like hot dogs) is replaced after two weeks. Stop by our vending machines this weekend to find some of our most exciting sausages – Chocolate Chorizo and In A Curry! They’re in the machine alongside some of our classic recipes, like Sweet and Hot Italian. pic.twitter.com/4CRgLi2dhZ— Applestone Meat Company (@applestonemeat) August 17, 2018last_img read more

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Egyptian mummies found to have oldest figurative tattoos

first_imgCredit: British Museum A team of researchers from across Europe has found tattoos on two mummies at the British Museum, making them the oldest known examples of figurative tattoos. In their paper published in Journal of Archaeological Science, the group describes their study of dark splotches on preserved mummy skin. New tattoos discovered on Oetzi mummy More information: Renée Friedman et al. Natural mummies from Predynastic Egypt reveal the world’s earliest figural tattoos, Journal of Archaeological Science (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2018.02.002 Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Two mummies, one male, the other female, housed in the British Museum, were discovered over a century ago in Gebelein, a city that once existed in ancient Egypt—they have become part of a popular collection that is open to the public. In this new effort, the researchers were interested in dark splotches on the preserved skin. When they shined infrared light on the blotches, they observed distinct images.The team reports that the light revealed the outline of a Barbary sheep and a wild bull with horns on the upper arm of the male, and S-shaped designs and, on the shoulder of the female, a motif resembling the batons used in rituals. A closer look showed that the outlines were under the skin, and were likely made using soot from a fire, probably with a needle made from copper or bone.The record for the oldest tattoo is held by Ötzi the Iceman, but his tattoos were all geometric shapes. The images on the two mummies in the museum depict actual objects or beings, making them figurative, and are the oldest known example of such tattoos at 5000 years, breaking the old record by a thousand years.In addition to setting a record for tattoos, the finding also shows that archaeologists have been wrong in assuming that only women at the time were tattooed. The different types of tattoos also provide hints as to their purpose. Strong animals with horns likely communicated strength and bravery. The batons on the female, on the other hand, were generally used by women during rituals, and tattooing them on the skin likely represented an extension of that function. The researchers suggest that tattooing in the ancient culture was likely also a means for advertising status or other attributes. © 2018 Phys.org Journal information: Journal of Archaeological Science Citation: Egyptian mummies found to have oldest figurative tattoos (2018, March 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-egyptian-mummies-oldest-figurative-tattoos.htmllast_img read more

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State provides Tulum with new ambulances

first_imgMas Tah also acknowledged the commitment of Governor Carlos Joaquín González to listen and attend to citizens. “It is our interest to seek the best welfare for the citizens of Tulum,” he said. Mayor Mas Tah acknowledged Governor Carlos Joaquín González for his support in the area of health saying “There was an urgent need and therefore, we asked the governor for help and he promised to provide these three units through the Ministry of Health,” explained Tulum’s mayor. State governor Carlos Joaquín delivered the three new ambulances to the government of Victor Mas Tah who said the units will help reinforce emergency health care for the transfer of patients. Tulum, Q.R. — The government of Quintana Roo has delivered three new ambulances to Tulum mayor, Victor Mas Tah. The new units will be used to attend to emergencies in Chanchen I, Cobá and the municipality of Tulum Before handing over the ambulances, Dr. Homero León Pérez pointed out that in Tulum, the units will be of great help to attend to tourist and citizen medical emergencies in a timely manner.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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