Oxford Street property deals set to reach £1bn by end of this year

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Local car dealership giving away 200 turkey dinners on Wednesday

first_imgClewiston man robs elderly woman’s home on Thanksgiving December 17, 2020 RELATEDTOPICS Florida turkey seeks divine intervention on Thanksgiving November 28, 2020 COVID-19 cases surge in SWFL after Thanksgiving December 8, 2020 AdvertisementTags: food distriThanksgiving FORT MYERS, Fla. — Employees at a local car dealership will be giving away 200 turkey dinners to those in need on Wednesday, November 25. The team at Mint Motors will be giving away a frozen turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, canned vegetables, canned corn, canned cranberries, and a dessert.People who need help putting food on the table this Thanksgiving can go to 2290 Bruner Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33912 starting at 9 a.m. on Nov. 25. The dinner distribution will last until the last dinner is given away.The distribution is drive-thru style and people can stay in their cars. Just pop your trunk and volunteers will place the food in your car. Pet turkeys reunited with owners after trotting off on Thanksgiving December 3, 2020 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Artillery Rounds Fired at South Korean Island

first_img Around 50 artillery rounds have fallen on Yeonpyeong Island off South Korea’s West Sea coast around 2:30 this afternoon. The attack is continuing at the time of writing. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff released a statement moments ago, saying, “The artillery rounds were fired from North Korea’s Kaemeori Coastal Base,” adding, “Our navy returned fire with approximately 30 artillery rounds in accordance with battle regulations.” According to YTN, a South Korean television news agency, two residents have been injured and the island is shrouded in smoke. According to one interviewee, there has been a power cut.Residents of the island have been evacuated to local schools and shelters. By Kwon Eun Kyoung – 2010.11.23 3:17pm Facebook Twitter News SHARE AvatarKwon Eun Kyoung News Artillery Rounds Fired at South Korean Islandcenter_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

B.C. rep fined $30,000 for trading violations

Related news PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case As retail trading jumps, SEC to rethink its rules Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has fined a former Kelowna, B.C. rep $30,000 for violating trading rules. An IIROC hearing panel has accepted a settlement agreement with William Geddes. The allegations occurred when he was a registered representative with the Kelowna business location of National Bank Financial Ltd. Keywords Enforcement,  Trading rules,  CorrectionCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Geddes admitted that between December 2007 and October 2008 he entered buy orders he ought reasonably to have known would create or could reasonably be expected to create an artificial sale price for the security. Geddes agreed to a $30,000 fine, a 60-day suspension from registration, and successful completion of the Conduct and Practices Handbook Course by September 30. He also agreed to pay $1,500 in costs. IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Geddes’ conduct in November 2008. He is currently a registered rep with the Whistler, B.C. business location of National Bank Financial Ltd. *** Correction: An earlier version of this story failed to make clear that William Geddes is no longer with the Kelowna location of National Bank Financial Ltd. read more

National Memory of The World Committee to be Formed

first_imgRelatedNational Memory of The World Committee to be Formed RelatedNational Memory of The World Committee to be Formed RelatedNational Memory of The World Committee to be Formed National Memory of The World Committee to be Formed UncategorizedJanuary 18, 2008center_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chairperson of the Jamaica National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Olivia Grange, will shortly announce the members of the soon to be established National Memory of the World Committee.Establishment of such a committee is mandatory for the 191-member countries of UNESCO, as well as the organization’s 58-member executive board. Already, the process towards the setting up of the committee has commenced, and is being spearheaded by the Jamaica National Commission, which is the government liaison agency on matters pertaining to UNESCO locally.National Memory of the World Committees are autonomous entities with their own terms of reference, rules, membership, and succession, and their formation is encouraged in UNESCO-member countries.The primary role of these committees is to collate and register documented material on a country’s cultural heritage. They also have responsibility for nominating these materials to the International Memory of the World Register, which facilitates research, among other things, by individuals around the world, via their website.Entitlement by the committees to use the Memory of the World name and logo is contingent on accreditation by their UNESCO National Commission, and meeting and conforming to certain requirements and stipulations.These include: an operational link with and demonstrated support for their National Commission, and the regional Memory of the World Committee; membership which reflects the country’s geographic and cultural character, important cultural groups, and relevant knowledge and expertise, and accountability (to the objectives of the programme, register selection criteria, and regular reporting).One of the Committee’s first tasks, when formed, will be the preparation of nominations for the International Memory of the World Register as well as the establishment of a National Memory of the World Register.last_img read more

NSW Government’s revised Koala SEPP strikes right balance for koala protections and primary industries

first_imgNSW Government’s revised Koala SEPP strikes right balance for koala protections and primary industries The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s recognition that the Private Native Forestry Codes of Practice, which regulate forestry operations on private land, already provides significant protections to koalas.AFPA CEO Ross Hampton said Deputy Premier John Barilaro’s announcement today that the Government will be excluding primary industries from the revised Koala State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) was a balanced decision that should avoid unnecessary duplication for already strictly regulated forestry operations on private land.“I commend the NSW Government for listening to the forest industries on this important policy reform, and we look forward to seeing the detail of this announcement,” Mr Hampton said.“The forestry sector takes koala conservation very seriously, which is why the Private Native Forestry (PNF) Codes of Practice already provide significant environmental protections.”“The new SEPP was always intended to apply to areas where large scale development is underway as our cities and towns expand. That is where it is needed, not in those regions where forest industries and farmers already operate under strict conditions to protect koala habitats, as well as other native species and fauna.”Mr Hampton said private native forestry was a critical source of sustainably harvested hardwood timber for NSW timber mills producing the quality hardwood timber products that Australians love.“AFPA will continue to work with the NSW Government to ensure the revised PNF Codes strike the right balance between the environment, landowners and forest industry’s needs,” Mr Hampton concluded.The original media release is here: Media Release – NSW Government’s revised Koala SEPP strikes right balance for koala protections and primary industries /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AFPA, Australia, Australian, conservation, environment, Forestry, Government, Hampton, industry, Media Release, NSW, planning, Premier, quality, reform, Ross, specieslast_img read more

On conclusions of National Assembly of Republika Srpska

first_imgOn conclusions of National Assembly of Republika Srpska The Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as the EU Special Representative in Sarajevo have taken note of yesterday’s Conclusions of the National Assembly of the Republika Srpska.We reaffirm our commitment to the territorial integrity and fundamental structure of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a single, sovereign state with two entities which have no right to secede from BiH. At a time when the country is facing many challenges including a pandemic, we call on all authorities to focus on serving the needs of its citizens, including reforms needed for economic recovery and progress on the EU path, rather than divisive statements.The path ahead for BiH is clearly set out in the European Commission’s Opinion and in the OHR’s 5+2 agenda and that is where authorities seeking the end of international supervision need to focus. In the meantime, we continue to support the roles of both the High Representative and EUFOR. EUFOR’s contribution to peace and stability is still essential in BiH and we continue to fully support their work.We remind that any decision about the eventual closure of the Office of the High Representative (OHR) is to be taken by the Steering Board of the Peace Implementation Council (PIC). The preconditions for the closure of the OHR are clearly defined in the 5+2 agenda, which must be fully implemented. Until then, the High Representative continues to play a key role in the implementation of the civilian aspects of the Dayton Peace Agreement in line with his mandate and the authority given to him by the international community.In all of this, the High Representative works closely together with all local stakeholders, including the representatives of the Republika Srpska. We encourage all parties in BiH at all levels of government to maintain a constructive atmosphere and put in the work needed to secure a better future for all citizens. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, atmosphere, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Commission, community, Dayton, EU, Europe, european, France, Germany, Government, Italy, Sarajevo, UK, UK Government, United Kingdom, United Stateslast_img read more

The 2020 Toyota Supra has been fully revealed without camouflage

first_img advertisement Toyota Mexico has accidentally revealed the new 2020 Toyota Supra in full before its official debut on Monday at the Detroit auto show, in a video posted to Twitter.A tweet posted on January 11th by @ToyotaMex reads “Our new #Supra arrived in Japan!, and this is the story that #AkioToyoda tells us about its return.” The tweet came along with a full video showing the new Supra from all angles.The tweet has already been taken down, but it was up for just long enough for a whole bunch of people on twitter to take screenshots and make gifs. Obviously, it looks exactly like we expected, taking most of its styling cues from the FT-1 concept from wayyy back.According to Twitter, the design is quite polarizing, with most people in the “it’s ugly” camp. But we think maybe they’re just whiners who have been waiting too long, and would never have bought one anyway. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.center_img The car is based on a BMW Z4 and uses a lot of the same parts, but the similarities stop there.The new Supra will have its own engine tune, different weight, and we’re still waiting on that manual transmission! Its official full reveal will happen early next week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSSupraToyotaNon-LuxuryDetroitDetroit Auto ShowNew VehiclesNon-Luxury ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Education Ministry Endorses ESSA Awards for Non-Academic Staff

first_imgThe Ministry of Education has endorsed the second staging of the annual Education Support Staff Achievement (ESSA) awards, which seeks to recognise the contributions of non-academic staff at primary schools across the island.An initiative of the Kingston Bookshop (KB), the competition aims to highlight the input of a wide cross section of employees in the school system, including clerks, bursars, librarians, ancillary staff, secretaries, canteen operators, grounds men, nurses and traffic wardens.Speaking at the media launch, held at the Ministry of Education’s Heroes Circle offices on February 1, Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, said the initiative helps to highlight the crucial role that non-academic staff plays in the education system.“One of the assumptions that this gesture by the Kingston Bookshop is questioning, is the traditional hierarchy of roles in the society generally, and the schools particularly, which has a much greater significance than many of us appreciate. Traditionally, it was those who had the titles, and who were in the highest positions, and had the authority, who were considered to be the greatest,” the Minister said.Rev. Thwaites argued that the process of educating the nation’s children will not be as effective, “unless we recognise the crucial role that is played by everybody in the system.”For his part, Custos of Kingston and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KB, Steadman Fuller, said the main objective of the ESSA awards is to bring to national attention the fact that each individual in the education system has a job to do, and if done well, will ensure that the system is kept effective and productive.“Throughout my entire school career – infant to tertiary – non-teaching staff has played a role in my life and the life of the institutions with which I have been associated,” he said.The Custos pointed out that while the competition focussed on secondary schools last year, this year it will consider staff at the primary level.“We thought it was important to extend the programme to include an additional set of support staff in the employ of approximately 250 primary schools throughout Jamaica,” Mr. Fuller informed.He pointed out that prizes valued at over $1 million will be awarded this year. “We will have three county champion schools (Cornwall, Middlesex and Surrey), together with three county champion individuals,” he said.Mr. Fuller also informed that while this year there will be no National School or National Individual champion, there will be three runner-up county schools and three runner-up county individuals.Prizes include: books and other support worth up to $200,000 for the libraries of the three champion schools; second place schools will receive books valued at $75,000. The three champion individuals will be awarded an investment certificate for $100, 000 each; certificates signed by the Minister of Education and the KB’s CEO; and mobile phones and phone credit courtesy of Digicel Jamaica.Second place finishers will be awarded investment certificates for $50,000 each; certificates signed by the Minister of Education and the KB’s CEO; and mobile phones and phone credit courtesy of Digicel Jamaica.Criteria for the award include: minimum three years on the job; level of performance in the specific post; any initiative taken/suggested resulting in increased efficiency, cost cutting and overall improvement on the job; involvement in other areas of school life; level of engagement/interaction with the students and teachers; and willingness to go the extra mile.Nominations of no more than 150 words should be directed by mail to: Kingston Bookshop ESSA Awards Competition, 80 King Street, Kingston CSO or by email to: [email protected] or via KB’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kingstonbookshop or submit to any of the six Ministry of Education’s regional offices.Nominations for this year’s competition will be open on Monday, February 4 and closed on Friday, April 12. Winners will be announced during an awards function on Friday, May 10 during Education Week. RelatedEducation Ministry Endorses ESSA Awards for Non-Academic Staff RelatedEducation Ministry Endorses ESSA Awards for Non-Academic Staff Advertisements RelatedEducation Ministry Endorses ESSA Awards for Non-Academic Staffcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Education Ministry Endorses ESSA Awards for Non-Academic Staff EducationFebruary 1, 2013Written by: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Education has endorsed the second staging of the annual Education Support Staff Achievement (ESSA) awards, which seeks to recognise the contributions of non-academic staff at primary schools across the island.An initiative of the Kingston Bookshop (KB), the competition aims to highlight the input of a wide cross section of employees in the school system, including clerks, bursars, librarians, ancillary staff, secretaries, canteen operators, grounds men, nurses and traffic wardens.Speaking at the media launch, held at the Ministry of Education’s Heroes Circle offices on February 1, Education Minister, Rev. the Hon. Ronald Thwaites, said the initiative helps to highlight the crucial role that non-academic staff plays in the education system.  last_img read more

New variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfections

first_imgHomeNewsNew variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfections Feb. 09, 2021 at 5:00 amNewsNew variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfectionsGuest Author4 months agocovidCOVID-19 Evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus if they mounted a weak defense the first time, new research suggests.How long immunity lasts from natural infection is one of the big questions in the pandemic. Scientists still think reinfections are fairly rare and usually less serious than initial ones, but recent developments around the world have raised concerns.In South Africa, a vaccine study found new infections with a variant in 2% of people who previously had an earlier version of the virus.In Brazil, several similar cases were documented with a new variant there. Researchers are exploring whether reinfections help explain a recent surge in the city of Manaus, where three-fourths of residents were thought to have been previously infected.In the United States, a study found that 10% of Marine recruits who had evidence of prior infection and repeatedly tested negative before starting basic training were later infected again. That work was done before the new variants began to spread, said one study leader, Dr. Stuart Sealfon of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.“Previous infection does not give you a free pass,” he said. “A substantial risk of reinfection remains.”Reinfections pose a public health concern, not just a personal one. Even in cases where reinfection causes no symptoms or just mild ones, people might still spread the virus. That’s why health officials are urging vaccination as a longer-term solution and encouraging people to wear masks, keep physical distance and wash their hands frequently.“It’s an incentive to do what we have been saying all along: to vaccinate as many people as we can and to do so as quickly as we can,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert.“My looking at the data suggests … and I want to underline suggests … the protection induced by a vaccine may even be a little better” than natural infection, Fauci said.Doctors in South Africa began to worry when they saw a surge of cases late last year in areas where blood tests suggested many people had already had the virus.Until recently, all indications were “that previous infection confers protection for at least nine months,” so a second wave should have been “relatively subdued,” said Dr. Shabir Madhi of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.Scientists discovered a new version of the virus that’s more contagious and less susceptible to certain treatments. It now causes more than 90% of new cases in South Africa and has spread to 40 countries including the United States.Madhi led a study testing Novavax’s vaccine and found it less effective against the new variant. The study also revealed that infections with the new variant were just as common among people who had COVID-19 as those who had not.“What this basically tells us, unfortunately, is that past infection with early variants of the virus in South Africa does not protect” against the new one, he said.In Brazil, a spike in hospitalizations in Manaus in January caused similar worry and revealed a new variant that’s also more contagious and less vulnerable to some treatments.“Reinfection could be one of the drivers of these cases,” said Dr. Ester Sabino of the University of Sao Paulo. She wrote an article in the journal Lancet on possible explanations. “We have not yet been able to define how frequently this is happening,” she said.California scientists also are investigating whether a recently identified variant may be causing reinfections or a surge of cases there.“We’re looking at that now,” seeking blood samples from past cases, said Jasmine Plummer, a researcher at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.Dr. Howard Bauchner, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association, said it soon would report on what he called “the Los Angeles variant.”New variants were not responsible for the reinfections seen in the study of Marines — it was done before the mutated viruses emerged, said Sealfon, who led that work with the Naval Medical Research Center. Other findings from the study were published in the New England Journal of Medicine; the new ones on reinfection are posted on a research website.The study involved several thousand Marine recruits who tested negative for the virus three times during a two-week supervised military quarantine before starting basic training.Among the 189 whose blood tests indicated they had been infected in the past, 19 tested positive again during the six weeks of training. That’s far less than those without previous infection — “almost half of them became infected at the basic training site,” Sealfon said.The amount and quality of antibodies that previously infected Marines had upon arrival was tied to their risk of getting the virus again. No reinfections caused serious illness, but that does not mean the recruits were not at risk of spreading infection to others, Sealfon said.“It does look like reinfection is possible. I don’t think we fully understand why that is and why immunity has not developed” in those cases, said an immunology expert with no role in the study, E. John Wherry of the University of Pennsylvania.“Natural infections can leave you with a range of immunity” while vaccines consistently induce high levels of antibodies, Wherry said.“I am optimistic that our vaccines are doing a little bit better.”Tags :covidCOVID-19share on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSchools plan for potential of remote learning into the fallBriefsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more