Mizoram Home Minister Lalzirliana resigns

first_imgIn a setback to the Congress Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana on Friday resigned from the Lal Thanhawla Cabinet, sources in the Chief Minister’s Office said.Mr. Lalzirliana, accompanied by his supporters arrived at the Chief Minister’s office-cum-residence to put in his papers but Mr. Lal Thanhawla was out of town, the sources said.The development comes as a reversal for the Congress in the State, where elections are due in December.Mr. Lalzirliana handed over his resignation papers to Mr. Lalramthanga, principal secretary to the Chief Minister.Mr. Lalzirliana, who is also the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee vice-president, was served a show cause notice by the MPCC disciplinary committee on September 11, accusing him of confusing party workers.last_img

India women’s cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur demoted to constable by Punjab Police

first_imgIndia Women’s T20 team captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been demoted to constable. She was posted as a trainee Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) with Punjab Armed Police. A formal communication on the demotion was expected to be made later on Tuesday, official sources told India Today.”She is being retained as a constable till she improves her qualification and submits a valid degree.The decision has been taken and orders were under process,” said Raveen Thukral, media advisor to Punjab chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh,.The chief minister’s decision was made after the bachelor degree certificate submitted by Harmanpreet was found to be bogus.According to sources, police officials approached authorities at the Meerut-based Chaudhary Charan Singh University in April to get the degree verified. Harmanpreet had submitted the document in March this year when she was appointed as DSP.Police authorities were reluctant to speak on the issue as the final call was taken by the Punjab chief minister, who had himself honoured the cricketer in March after she was relieved by Indian Railways as Office Superintendent.”The bachelor degree certificate submitted by Harmanpreet has found to be fake.Further action is to be taken by the higher authorities,” Commandant, 80th Battalion, Punjab Armed Police, Raghbir Singh said.Sources said state government authorities were not in a mood to take any punitive action against Harmanpreet except the demotion. A bachelor’s degree is a pre-requisite to be appointed Deputy Superintendent of Police even if the appointment is from the sports quota.advertisementHowever, submitting a fake degree is a serious crime and according to law, Harmanpreet can be booked for fraud and cheating.Interestingly enough, Harmanpreet’s degree was not verified by the Railway authorities which appointed her Office Superintendent a year ago.She had even completed the first year of her tenure.Captain Amrinder Singh had not only offered a DSP’s post for Harmanpreet but had also intervened with Railway authorities to waive off her remaining contract period. Ironically, he has now been compelled to demote her.Harmanpreet’s father Harminder Singh and other family members refused to come on record. Harminder had earlier confirmed to India Today that Harmanpreet finished her studies from a Moga school.According to the bogus degree certificate submitted by Harmanpreet, she graduated in 2011 from Chaudhary Charan Singh University which was unfounded.last_img read more

MARIANNE MAGUIRE HONOURED AT NTL OPENING CEREMONY

first_imgAfter some heavy rain leading up to the tournament, the sun was shining for the opening ceremony for the 2007 National Touch League at BCU International Stadium. The NTL was officially opened by Coffs Harbour City Council Deputy Mayor Councilor Ian Ovens and TFA CEO Colm Maguire, and featured a special presentation was also made by  to Austouch Coordinator Marianne Maguire for her contribution and commitment to the Australian World Cup campaign.Following Australia’s World Cup victory in Stellenbosch, South Africa in January, World Cup Flag bearer Dean Russell, and Mens Australian captain Gavin Shuker and four time World Cup womens representative Amanda Judd presented CEO Colm Maguire with the World Cup. Russell made the presentation to Marianne, who was not in South Africa for the official team function. “One of the people who played a crucial role in the organisation of World Cup travel, uniforms, logistics, communication and administration of the World Cup campaign was not present in South Africa to receive the personal thanks and gratitude of the Australian World Cup contingent.,” Russell said.“I have the great pleasure in asking Marianne Maguire to come forward and receive a small token of our appreciation for her professionalism, hard work, and commitment towards the retention of the World Cup.”CEO Colm Maguire thanked all those who contributed to the successful World Cup campaign, particularly those players and officials who returned to contribute at the NTL. “It is an amazing feat for the players and referees to back up in such a short time, and those who have made the decision to take part would be in the best form they can be in, given they have just returned from international competition.” Maguire said.last_img read more

18 days agoCrystal Palace plan new January move for Chelsea striker Batshuayi

first_imgCrystal Palace plan new January move for Chelsea striker Batshuayiby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace are planning a new move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi in January.Palace, who are currently sixth in the Premier League, plan to bolster their attack when the transfer window reopens and have made Chelsea striker Batshuayi a leading target, says the Daily Mail.The 26 year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Selhurst Park and was a popular figure, scoring six times in 11 starts and 13 appearances in total.Palace hope Chelsea could be persuaded to part with Batshuayi due to Tammy Abraham’s emergence, along with the presence of Olivier Giroud in Frank Lampard’s squad, and also the Belgian’s contract situation.Batshuayi signed a five-year deal when he joined Chelsea, who beat Palace to his signature, from Marseille in 2016 for £33m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Analyst Releases New Heisman Top 5 After Week 3

first_img Judging by the responses to this tweet, Burrow being No. 1 is generating some controversy. He has lit up Georgia Southern, Texas and Northwestern State, completing 83.3 % of his passes for 1,122 yards and 11 touchdowns in three games.As good as Burrow has been though, Tua might be even better through three games. He produced a record-setting 444-yard, five touchdown performance against South Carolina on Saturday and has 12 touchdowns against no interceptions so far.Hurts has produced 1,253 total yards and 13 total touchdowns in his first three games with the Sooners. He is vying to be Oklahoma’s third-straight Heisman Trophy winner.There’s a lot of football left to be played this season. The Heisman race is shaping up to be a fun one. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow warms up before the Fiesta Bowl.GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers warms up before the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl between LSU and Central Florida at State Farm Stadium on January 01, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)Going into the season, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa was regarded as the possible Heisman Trophy favorite. However, one analyst thinks another SEC quarterback is currently the front-runner.This morning, CBS Sports’ Barrett Sallee released his Heisman top five after Week 3. Topping his list is LSU’s Joe Burrow.Tagovailoa is second, while his former teammate, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts, is third. Ohio State’s Justin Fields and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor round out Sallee’s top five.My Heisman Top 5 right now:1. Joe Burrow2. Tua Tagovailoa3. Jalen Hurts4. Justin Fields5. Jonathan Taylor— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 15, 2019last_img read more

Capabilities of Jamaica Customs Agency to Be Strengthened

first_img The Jamaica Customs Agency’s (JCA) capabilities will be further strengthened in 2018/19 as the Government positions the entity to continue driving economic growth through trade facilitation, revenue collection and border protection.Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, said that this year, the JCA will, among other things, improve the rate of detection of contraband, and prohibited and uncustomed goods through the procurement of more cargo imaging scanners, which will be deployed more widely at the ports of entry.He was delivering the Throne Speech under the theme ‘Continuing on the Path to Prosperity’, during the 2018/19 Ceremonial Opening of Parliament at Gordon House on Thursday, February 15.Additionally, he said the JCA will intensify implementation of its Trade Facilitation Programme, further simplifying, harmonising, standardising and automating its rules and processes in order to boost trade and revenues.He cited upgrades in technology, including the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA), to improve service delivery and reliability.Meanwhile, the Governor-General said the Administration’s priority policies will continue to be geared towards, among other things, enabling growth and national development through a sound and predictable macroeconomic policy framework that maintains low inflation, a stable exchange rate and competitive interest rates.He said other focus areas include improving revenue administration by creating a simple, equitable and competitive tax environment to enhance growth and ensure greater compliance; strengthening the public sector’s level of financial accountability and efficiency; strengthening of the Government’s capacity to effectively regulate financial institutions and ministries, departments and agencies, and combat financial crimes; and improving the internal efficiency and effectiveness of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service.The Governor-General noted that the Administration has been steadfastly implementing the economic programme, consistent with its reform agenda.He pointed out that the benefits of the credible economic policies are evidenced by the resulting macroeconomic stability, low inflation, strong international reserves and lower current account deficits.“Macroeconomic stability has been supported by fiscal discipline, which has delivered the requisite primary surpluses to put public debt on a firm downward trajectory,” the Governor-General added. Additionally, he said the JCA will intensify implementation of its Trade Facilitation Programme, further simplifying, harmonising, standardising and automating its rules and processes in order to boost trade and revenues. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, said that this year, the JCA will, among other things, improve the rate of detection of contraband, and prohibited and uncustomed goods through the procurement of more cargo imaging scanners, which will be deployed more widely at the ports of entry. Story Highlights The Jamaica Customs Agency’s (JCA) capabilities will be further strengthened in 2018/19 as the Government positions the entity to continue driving economic growth through trade facilitation, revenue collection and border protection.last_img read more

DP World Handles 71 Mn TEU in 2018

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: DP World Dubai-based container port operator DP World handled 71.4 million TEUs across its global portfolio of container terminals in the full year of 2018, with gross container volumes growing by 1.9% year-on-year on a reported basis and 2.9% on a like-for-like basis.The company’s Asia Pacific & Indian Subcontinent terminals saw a container throughput of 32.9 million TEUs last year, a rise of 3.2% YOY on a like-for-like basis.In addition, terminals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa handled 29.5 million TEUs, and terminals in America and Australia recorded 9 million TEU, up by 3.1% and 0.9%, respectively.The UAE handled 15 million TEU in 2018, down 2.7% year-on-year.At a consolidated level, DP World’s terminals handled 36.8 million TEU in 2018, a 0.8% improvement in performance on a reported basis and up 1.4% year-on-year on a like-for-like basis.“We are pleased to see that our global portfolio has delivered growth on top of our strong prior year performance and despite the uncertainty with global trade,” Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented.“Our Europe and Americas portfolio saw strong growth with continued ramp-up in London Gateway (UK), Yarimca (Turkey) and Prince Rupert (Canada), while performance in Africa remains robust driven by Dakar (Senegal) and Sokhna (Egypt). In the UAE, the softer volumes were due to the loss of low-margin throughput, where we remain focused on high margin cargo and maintaining profitability.”“In 2018, we have made good progress in strengthening our product offering which will enable us to participate in a wider part of the supply chain and offer smarter long-term solutions to cargo owners. Looking ahead to 2019, we expect our portfolio to continue to deliver growth and our focus remains on delivering operational excellence, managing costs and disciplined investment to remain the trade partner of choice. Given the steady volume performance of our portfolio, we are well placed to meet full year 2018 market expectations,” he concluded.Related:DP World Buys Additional Stake in DP World AustraliaDP World Inks Acquisition Deal for Chilean Port Operatorlast_img read more

Trump attacks social media companies after Facebook bans

STERLING, Va. — President Donald Trump is criticizing social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures.Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, declared that he would “monitor the censorship of AMERICAN CITIZENS on social media platforms. ” He has previously asserted that social media companies exhibit bias against conservatives, something the companies have rejected as untrue.The president’s comment came after Facebook banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on “dangerous individuals.” The company also removed right-wing personalities Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, Infowars, which often posts conspiracy theories.The Associated Press read more

UN agency signs accord with Asian countries on fighting drugs and crime

15 June 2011The United Nations and a group of Asian countries have signed an accord to promote cooperation in fighting drug trafficking, organized crime, human trafficking and international terrorism, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced. The United Nations and a group of Asian countries have signed an accord to promote cooperation in fighting drug trafficking, organized crime, human trafficking and international terrorism, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has announced. UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov signed the memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, according to a press statement issued by the agency. The SCO is a regional organization comprising China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan with a focus on promoting effective cooperation in politics and trade as well as security and stability in the region.“It is impossible to consider responses to the threats posed by drugs, organized crime and terrorism in isolation,” Mr. Fedotov said. “Criminals do not respect national borders and we must respond by cooperating on regional and international levels.”“The Central Asian states are presented with a geographical challenge in the international drug fight. Countries such as Kazakhstan are on the frontline of the flow of Afghan heroin headed towards the West. The work in countering organized crime and drug trafficking, which I am pleased to see is increasingly taking on a cooperative approach, is so critical to international safety and security,” he said.Mr. Fedotov followed up the signing ceremony with a meeting with the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to discuss specifics of the accord. He praised “the active role” of Kazakhstan in the fight against drug crime, UNODC said. read more

Lake Erie Challenge lives up to billing

The paddleboarders took twice as long to accomplish their mission as they expected while the long-distance swimmer decided that discretion was the better part of valour and will try again in September.That’s the thumb-nail summary of Saturday’s fourth-annual Lake Erie Challenge on Long Point Bay.Geography teacher Daniel Zin was already stretching himself when he agreed to attempt the 30-kilometre swim from the tip of Long Point to Port Dover.Zin’s longest swim to date is 10 kilometres. However, when his team saw six-foot swells in the middle of the bay Saturday morning, all bets were off. Zin’s coach Josh Reid said the team had some decisions to make after confronting the “washing machine conditions.”“From the beach in Dover, you wouldn’t know just how rough it was out there,” Reid said in a news release.“But five kilometres out we were encountering six-foot waves. Our pontoon boat was having a hard time of it so just imagine swimming. The 30-kilometre distance – already three times longer than any distance Dan has swam – would have easily felt like 60 swimming against those waves.”Veteran paddleboarders Tyler Backus, Jonah Logan and Josh Austin also took on the journey from the tip of Long Point to Port Dover. Their itinerary differed in that they made the trip by way of Pottahawk Island.The trio was successful, but the trip was an ordeal thanks to strong headwinds. What should’ve taken a leisurely four hours ended up lasting 7.5 hours.“This was one of the hardest paddles both physically and mentally for any of us because of the conditions,” Backus said. “Glad to say we finished our 35-kilometre paddle in some horrible headwinds.“It was a grind but quite the experience. We earned our drinks on the patio afterward.”Zin and his team of six called off the swim after reaching the tip of Long Point Saturday morning. They hope for more favourable conditions when they try again Sept. 7.The Lake Erie Challenge is a fundraiser for the Canadian Freshwater Alliance. Funds raised by the endurance event are devoted to clean-up and ecosystem protection initiatives.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Manchester United lands 13B 10year deal with kit supply deal with Adidas

Manchester United secured a record-breaking $1.3 billion sponsorship deal with Adidas on Monday, signalling the club’s enduring global appeal despite its worst Premier League campaign and strengthening its financial muscle for player transfers.The 10-year kit deal, worth at least 75 million pounds ($128 million) a year from July 2015 for an overall 750 million pounds ($1.3 billion), was negotiated after Nike decided that trebling the cost of its existing 13-year contract for having its name on United shirts was not good value for the company.United finished seventh in the league last season at the start of the post-Alex Ferguson era. But the eagerness of Adidas to make United kits and sell replicas is an indicator of the expected durability of the Red Devils’ brand — and a worldwide following which the club claims to be around 660 million supporters.The German sportswear firm said it expects to generate 1.5 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) in sales during the decade-long deal with United. Adidas currently pays around $50 million a year to Chelsea and Real Madrid, and United could generate far more over the decade from football’s biggest kit sponsorship, describing the headline figure of 750 million pounds as a “minimum guarantee.”In 2005 the Glazer family paid 790 million pounds — just 40 million pounds more than the Adidas windfall — for the entire club. Ten per cent of the Old Trafford-based team is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange and shares rose two per cent to $18.14 in morning trading on Monday.Adidas, which also makes the kit of newly-crowned World Cup winner Germany, saw shares rise by 2.85 per cent in Frankfurt to close at 73.57 euros ($100) on Monday.“Our new partnership with Manchester United clearly underlines our leadership in football and will help us to further strengthen our position in key markets around the world,” Adidas chief executive Herbert Hainer said in a statement. “At the same time, this collaboration marks a milestone for us when it comes to merchandising potential.”Nike has one more season as kit maker, recently unveiling jerseys featuring a gold Chevrolet logo for the start of the American automaker’s $559 million, seven-year jersey sponsorship deal with the team.Adidas last held the United contract between 1980 and 1992 just before the club ended its 26-year wait for an English title in 1993, ushering in a period of dominance under Ferguson.But United is now in a period of rebuilding again after going from winning a 20th English title before Ferguson retired in 2013 to a sudden slump with David Moyes in charge.Moyes was fired before the end of the season, and Louis van Gaal now has the task of returning United to the Champions League in 2015, fresh from leading the Netherlands at the World Cup. The Dutch secured a third-place finish by beating host Brazil 3-0 on Saturday.Despite the grueling campaign in South America, Van Gaal is taking just two days off before formally taking charge at United this week and beginning the tour of the United States on Friday.“I don’t need a holiday,” the 62-year-old former Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Ajax coach said on United’s website. “It’s great to have such an exciting challenge. To work daily with young people is something that I don’t need time off to rest for.”Van Gaal’s first match in charge of United will be on July 23 in a friendly against the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl. While the new manager has been in Brazil, United has signed midfielder Ander Herrera and defender Luke Shaw.___Rob Harris can be followed at www.twitter.com/RobHarris by Rob Harris, The Associated Press Posted Jul 14, 2014 10:58 am MDT Manchester United lands $1.3B, 10-year deal with kit supply deal with Adidas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Brock flags lowered after Parliament Hill attack

Brock University on Wednesday (Oct 22) lowered its flags to half-mast to honour Corporal Nathan Cirillo, the Canadian soldier slain that morning in an an attack by a gunman near Parliament Hill.Cpl. Cirillo was shot as he performed sentry duty at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. The gunman then went to the nearby Parliament buildings where shooting continued, at least two other persons were injured and gunman himself was eventually killed by security personnel.Cpl. Cirillo served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a reserve regiment based in Hamilton, where Brock has a campus.Under Brock policy, University flags are placed a half-mast in the event of the death of a member of the Brock community; or the death of a current or former prime minister or Ontario premier; or at the discretion of the University President in the event of a major disaster or other exceptional cases. read more

Ohio States Sam Thompson looking to lessen scoring pressure on LaQuinton Ross

Junior forward Sam Thompson scans the court during a game against Minnesota Feb. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 64-46.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorEven Michael Jordan needed a Scottie Pippen. A star player can’t carry the team all on his own.As often as individual brilliance dazzles in the sport of basketball — NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain scored 67 or more points in losses four times in his career — a balanced attack will more often than not win the day.For the Ohio State men’s basketball team, this presents a problem.Despite leading the Buckeyes in scoring this season with 14.3 points per game, junior forward LaQuinton Ross can’t do it all alone.Since losing Deshaun Thomas to the NBA Draft at the end of last season, the No. 22-ranked Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6, fourth in the Big Ten) have relied heavily on Ross to carry the load.Emerging as the team’s top scoring threat, Ross has encountered comparisons to Thomas throughout the season, something he said isn’t exactly how he wants it.“I try not to look at it that way. I try to be myself,” Ross said Wednesday. “If other people are throwing out the comparison, that’s fine, I don’t get into that a lot. I try to do what I can at Ohio State and eventually, like Deshaun left his legacy, I try to do the same and do mine.”So far in 2013-14, Ross has six games in which he scored 20 or more points. His teammates have only managed one between all of them.Ross said he doesn’t feel the added pressure of scoring in tight situations, especially late in games.“I came into Ohio State as a scorer. I’ve been labeled as that for a long time now so in those situations in games, that’s something that’s almost a talent for me so I don’t feel pressure from it,” Ross said. “I think sometimes during those moments in the games my teammates look for me. I’ve just got to step up to the talent.”Since conference play began, Ross has seen his number called more and more often, in particular when the game is on the line.In the Buckeyes’ six conference losses this season, Ross has shot an average of 24.4 percent of the field goals attempted by OSU as a team, as compared to 19 percent of the total shots taken during wins.But in recent games, Ross has had some of the pressure alleviated with the help of a fellow junior forward.After only managing double digits in two of OSU’s first 13 Big Ten games, Sam Thompson has averaged 15 points in the last two, including a 19 point performance against Minnesota.Thompson said he can step up as the second go-to scorer for the Buckeyes, as long as he keeps playing with intensity.“I just have to continue to be aggressive, continue to make plays,” Thompson said. “Do so within the flow of the offense and do so within the flow of the team, but continue to make plays and I feel like that’s when we’re at our best.”Ross added that having Thompson scoring at a high rate will help him while the team aims for an NCAA Tournament run.“It definitely makes my job a lot easier,” Ross said. “Anytime anybody is pitching in and we’re getting that extra scoring — not even that extra scoring, just people making plays and being aggressive — I think that helps our team out a lot. I think we’re a way better team when everybody is being aggressive and trying their hardest on the offensive end and when we’re playing offense like we play defense.”Thompson has had more of a chance to shine since coach Thad Matta made the decision to put him in the starting lineup in lieu of junior guard Shannon Scott.Matta said Thompson has the ability to be the team’s second scorer, and that will help the team immensely.“It definitely gives us another guy out there that you have to be concerned about in terms of putting the ball in the basket. I think it opens things up in terms of driving opportunities, drive and kicks, even posting the basketball,” Matta said Wednesday. “I think Sam, when he’s playing like that, puts pressure on the defense to rotate more and those are things that all coaches look for. The more, the better.”Matta also said Thompson is on an upward trend as a player, provided he can continue to do what he does best.“The biggest thing he’s got to do is continue to play at this level,” Matta said. “(I’m) not saying getting 20 points or anything like that, but just bring what he has to the table. And it’s not the dunks … But it’s all the other things. Finishing around the basket, making his free throws, knocking down some threes. Those are the things that can complete kind of who he is. Assist-to-turnover ratio and those types of things.”OSU is set to travel to State College, Pa., to take on Penn State (13-14, 4-10) Thursday at 7 p.m.Thompson will be looking to continue his trend as the team’s second scorer against a team that held him to one point Jan. 29 in a 71-70 Buckeye loss in overtime. read more

Diversity a tool for healthy workplaces in the mining industry

first_imgDuring yesterday’s Euro Mine Expo, there was discussion, among other things, about how the mining industry will be better at diversity. Uneven gender distribution can be a sign of a dysfunctional organization, says Lena Abrahamsson, Professor of Working Science at Luleå University of Technology and chairman of Georange. “The organization can still be ok, but it poses a risk. Even gender distribution is a tool for healthy workplaces”, she says.In connection with the Euro Mine Expo, Women In Mining held a networking meeting and discussion regarding skills & recruitment in the mining industry. Women In Mining Sweden, WIM Sweden, is a network focused on increasing gender equality in the Swedish mining and mineral industry, and serves as a platform where active industry professionals can exchange experiences.During the meeting, Åsa Allan, Site Manager at Kaunis Iron, told about that company’s extensive recruitment process to the mine outside Pajala in Sweden, which will soon be opened. There is diversity and finding the right mix of personalities in focus, but also finding suitable employees who live in the immediate area. She reported that, today, the have reached 40% women in the company.But the percentage gender gap does not always play such an important part in the workplace equality, says Lena Abrahamsson. “If you have a workplace with just men, it can be more equal than an organization with 50% women if it is based on stereotypical ideas about men and women. What matters is what perspectives exist and how people think around questions about men and women,” says Abrahamsson.She believes, however, that gender distribution plays a role. “The type of monoculture resulting from an unbalanced gender distribution gives a signal that there are problems. It can be a problem, but the figure itself is not. Therefore, it is important to look at what is happening within these figures.”Recruitment Consultant Maria Söderberg at Dare Consulting, says that the most important thing is to look at the personality. “I’m always looking for the right person with the right attitude and right values.”Allan believes that gender distribution is important. “Gender distribution does not reflect the society around the mine. That’s an important factor that makes us need to increase the balance.”Martin Eman, Manager Employer Branding at Boliden, believes that today’s situation is a problem. “If we want to be competitive in the future, we need to attract the best talents with the personalities we want. Should we only succeed in recruiting from fifty percent of the recruitment pool, then we will have problems. Especially as many industries and businesses compete for the labor force. Obviously, we must be attractive to all.”Allan points out that one cannot achieve growth with a stereotype group of people. “That’s what happens if you only have men, as supposed to having a good mix of gender, personalities, age and background.”In the picture, Lena Abrahamsson, LTU, in the middle together with, from the left: Anna Nilsson, Ledarna, Maria Söderberg, Dare Consulting , Martin Eman, Boliden & Åsa Allan, Kaunis Iron.WIM Sweden is managed by Svemin, industry association for mines, mineral and metal producers in Sweden. WIM Sweden is also part of the international umbrella organization International Women In Mining.last_img read more

6 Weirdest Batman Crossovers

first_img Detective Comics #572 – In this 1987 special anniversary issue of Detective Comics, an all-star line-up of creative teams tell stories focusing on Batman teaming up with other sleuths of the DC universe. One of the chapters has Batman travel through time, where he meets Sherlock Holmes, the world’s OTHER greatest detective. A version of this story was recently adapted into the Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon.<><> Batman is one of the most recognizable characters in pop culture, debuting in 1939 when he first appeared in Detective Comics #27. Over the past seventy years, he has been on countless adventures, often venturing way past Gotham City, spanning both time and space. While commonly paired up with other icons from the DC Universe, like in The Brave and the Bold cartoon, Batman has a habit of teaming up with or facing off against characters from some crazy franchises. Here are 6 memorable endeavors down that path.last_img read more

Poland appoints new coach

first_imgPoland couldn’t meet expectations placed on them in the 2018 World Cup and hence couldn’t progress in the Mundial tournament.As a result, the national side have appointed former international Jerzy Brzeczek as their new head coach, perhaps to console them with better coaching after their disappointing outing in Russia, FourFourTwo, claims.Brzeczek will now leave his post with Wisla Plock to take over from Adam Nawalka, who ended a five-year stint at the helm after Poland finished bottom of Group H in Russia.robert lewandowski, PolandReport: Euro 2020 qualifying Group G George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group G, saw Robert Lewandowski draw another blank.What should have been a plane sailing group for Poland, has turned out to…The 47-year-old Brzeczek who has a wide experience within the national team structure won 42 caps during his playing days and part of which includes stints at Lech Poznan, Maccabi Haifa and Sturm Graz.His first time coaching was Rakow Czestochowa in 2010 and later took charge of Lechia Gdansk and GKS Katowice and also guided Plock to fifth in the Ekstraklasa in his only season at the helm.The former midfielder is the uncle of Wolfsburg winger and current Poland international Jakub Blaszczykowski.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for June 24 Possible Burglary Not What It Seems Signs Damaged

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, June 24, 2019:Police noted a number of items in a Sandy Lane driveway and the residence’s side door open. Police spoke with the homeowner. He stated he had been painting and fell asleep prior to bringing items into the residence. (2:59am)2-vehicle crash at Route 62 and 93 North Exit 40 on-ramp. Both vehicles towed. State Trooper assisted with traffic. Mass Highway notified regarding keep right sign being damaged. Both operators refused medical transport. (7:08am)Animal Control Officer responded to report of a large black snake near walkway at Deming Way Extension. Unable to locate. (8:37am)The Jim Miceli Bridge sign at Burlington Avenue and Main Street was knocked down and left on sidewalk. DPW notified. (9:38am)Grove Terrance resident reported having gophers living under their shed. Animal Control Officer provided residents with options. (9:46am)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 15: Police Called Over Pizza Delivery Dispute; Bad Crash At Woburn St. & Lowell St.; Injured FawnIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 2: Vehicle Damages Roadway; Police Called Over Suspicious BehaviorIn “Police Log”last_img read more

World Vision India organises Graduation Day in Vijayawada

first_imgVijayawada: World Vision India, an NGO organised Graduation Day ceremony here on Tuesday. The organisation in Vijayawada was headed by Christopher Paul Raj, programme manager and Tabitha Francis, senior manager. An interaction and awareness programme was organised with the beneficiaries on the occasion. Addressing the media, Christopher Paul Raj said that about 400 poor families from G Kondur, Ibrahimpatnam, Vijayawada rural and urban have been identified and they were given financial support to set up business for their livelihood. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us He said that they have been helping poor physically challenged people, widows, people suffering from prolonged illness like HIV and TB to establish small businesses. They give training and create awareness to market their produce. He said that they have been striving to facilitate community development, education, health and welfare works to develop the poor. The interaction programme was organised to know the development activities of the beneficiaries and to serve them better. Daniel Raj, technical specialist, V Tirupathi Rao, G Konduru Ex-MPP, Basha, Zakir Hussain College principal, Ibrahimpatnam and beneficiaries were present on the occasion.last_img read more

Two remanded over porn after Europol tipoff updated

first_imgTwo men were remanded in police custody for eight days by Larnaca District Court on Sunday after they were arrested in connection with possessing child porn.According to police they received a tip off from Europol that the owner of an electronic address was distributing porn, so with a warrant officers from the Electronic Crime unit went to a house in Oroklini where they arrested two people aged 32.During a search of the house police found four hard discs, two mobile phones and two tablets that belonged to one of the men.He refused to hand over one of the hard discs and threw it against the wall, where it broke.He was arrested for destroying evidence and preventing police from carrying out court orders.A check of the second man’s mobile phone showed child pornographic content and he was arrested. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Fugitives are only extradited to other states not the north

first_imgThe Turkish Cypriot side has been constantly pressing, during meetings of the bicommunal Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Affairs, a demand that alleged criminals who fled to the government-controlled areas be handed over, CNA reported on Thursday.However, sources told the news agency this would be illegal “since fugitives can be extradited only to other states”The same source said that through its demand the Turkish Cypriot side appeared to be pursuing the upgrading of the breakaway state in the north.They had put forward the issue on several occasions, the latest being two weeks ago, CNA said.The Turkish Cypriot side apparently began applying more pressure after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in January this year unanimously held Turkey responsible for failing to cooperate with Cyprus in a murder case which dated back to 2005 where three members of a Turkish Cypriot family were murdered in the Republic.Although initially in its Chamber judgment of April 4, 2017 the Court had ruled that Nicosia was also responsible in the case of Güzelyurtlu and Others v. Cyprus and Turkey, in its final judgment the Grand Chamber judges said with 15 votes to 2 that Cyprus did all that could be reasonably expected to bring to justice the killers, who had fled the Republic’s jurisdiction.According to the Court, Turkey had not made the minimum effort required in the circumstances of the case and “had ignored Cyprus extradition requests, returning them without reply, contrary to their obligation under Article 2.The case concerned the murder of Elmas Güzelyurtlu, his wife Zerrin, and their daughter Eylül, who in January 2005 were shot dead on the Nicosia-Larnaca highway. After the incident, their killers fled back to the north.Asked about the cooperation between the two communities as regards the issues with which the Technical Committee on Crime and Criminal Affairs was dealing with, the same source told CNA recalled that a bicommunal Contact Office was operating in the UN-controlled buffer zone. “We’ve been cooperating on many issues on which we are able to do so, for nine years now,” said the source. They added that hundreds of cases had been dealt with so far in the framework of this cooperation, without any issue of recognition of the north.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are Sure To Impress! Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more