DNCU Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

first_imgMichelle Moleres and Pricilla Marquez behind the counter Friday waiting to serve customers at the Los Alamos Branch of Del Norte Credit Union. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Employees at the Los Alamos Del Norte Credit Union location are wearing pink on Fridays to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Kicking off this effort Friday, from left, Justin Blea, Riza Zamora, Mary Velasquez, Mandi George, Matt Waldschmidt, Priscilla Marquez. Cindy Martinez and Andres Valdez. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com By BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily Postbjgordon@ladailypost.comEverything’s coming up pink at Del Norte Credit Union this month to promote breast cancer awareness.Employees at all six Del Norte locations are wearing pink each Friday, whether it be the credit union’s custom pink T’s or other pink attire. The offices are decked in pink decorations as well.In addition to raising awareness, Del Norte is collecting funds for breast cancer research. Those who donate will be celebrated on an honor wall in each credit union, Mortgage Loan Officer Mandi George said. Cards can be personalized to honor a survivor or victim of breast cancer. Employees also participated in a walk in Santa Fe to promote awareness.“Del Norte supports the community and it supports us back,” George said.Del Norte started in Los Alamos as a laboratory credit union and has been in Los Alamos for 65 years, George said. DNCU has three branches in Santa Fe, a branch in Espanola, and one in White Rock in addition to the Los Alamos branch.last_img read more

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Operation at Hanjin Incheon Container Terminal Kicks Off

first_imgHanjin Incheon Container Terminal (HJIT), the second container terminal of Incheon New Port in Korea has opened today, 18th March 2016 with the arrival of Hanjin Mexico containership, Incheon Port Authority announced.The Hanjin Mexico, which is the first-calling-vessel at HIJT, sails on the weekly Korea-Philippines-Indonesia service which covers Korea (IncheonㆍBusan), China, Singapore, and Indonesia starting from Manila in the Philippines.According to Yoo Chang Keun, president of IPA, the opening of Hanjin Incheon Container Terminal represents a new beginning for the Incheon New Port, adding that the new terminal will help the port achieve their annual target of 2.5M TEU.Up to now, HJIT has opened 4 routes connecting China and Southeast Asia. The terminal is equipped with five rail mounted quayside cranes which can handle 22 container rows, container terminal yard of 7 rows, and fourteen automated rail mount gantry cranes which enable handling of 5-tiered and 9 rows.The new terminal has allowed the port to handle large container vessels loading 12,000TEU.Before construction of Incheon New Port, Incheon Port used to be ranked the 60th in the world accommodating maximum 4,000 TEU class vessels. However,  IPA has an ambitious plan to accomplish 4.5M TEU container handling volume in 2025 and to jump up to the 30th port in the world by boosting Incheon New Port’s capacity.last_img read more

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No pain, no gain in BIM

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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HS2: Get a move on, prime minister

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Kamla Persad Bissessar dismisses TT government’s “turn-around” of local economy

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar Monday described the government’s plan to offer a three-month tax amnesty as nothing short of a political gimmick as Trinidad and Tobago prepares to stage local and general elections within a one year period.Three-month tax amnesty Delivering the Mid-Year Review for fiscal year 2019, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said the soon to be established Revenue Authority would need to “start with a clean slate” and as a result, the government is providing a “three-month tax amnesty in this year, starting in mid-June 2019 and extending to mid-September 2019. “This amnesty will extend to all forms of taxation and appropriate legislation to give effect to this measure will be introduced in this House within the next few weeks.“Taxpayers are urged to take advantage of this amnesty, file their outstanding returns, and pay their back taxes, because once the new Revenue Authority comes on stream, future amnesties are unlikely,” Imbert added.Trying to buy votesBut Persad Bissessar in her response, told Parliament that the government was seeking to buy votes ahead of the upcoming polls.“The Minister comes here today with fatal elections in front of them, comes to announce game-changer. The one game–changer, listen, don’t pay taxes for three months, you getting a tax amnesty, as if that could make up for almost four years.“So is the tax amnesty with respect to payment of taxes, don’t pay. I am asking, Honorable Minister, what is exactly the tax amnesty. Is it I am going to give you three months, I am not going to come after you for your taxes, I want the Minister to explain what he meant when he said a three-month tax amnesty”.The Opposition leader said there was need for the clarification because “people in the country would want to know what you mean by a three-month tax amnesty”.During her response, Persad Bissessar said the mid-year budget review came amid great expectations and like the four years of this administration “it delivered nothing.More Deflection“I came here today with expectation. Like most of the country, I wanted to hear what plans the government had to improve our situation. But what we heard was more deflection, more distraction more incompetence.“The Minister completed his fourth midyear budget, and had all of 2016, 2017, and 2018 and half of 2019 to prove us wrong when we said they had no plan, but he had nothing to show once again,” she said, adding that her United National Congress (UNC) would unveil part of its economic recovery plan for the country.She said that as the country gets closer to the end of the People’s national Movement (PNM) administration, “it has only become clearer to everyone that they do not know how to govern.“What we saw today is a government that thinks the politics of the past can help them as we move closer to elections.“That the Minister could stand here with his head held high and talk about turning around or whatever other alternate reality you have repeatedly tried create, shows clearly that they are delusional<’ she said, telling legislators that under the Keith Rowley administration “not only are more people unemployed, but more also feel less secure in their jobs.“Under this government’s watch, we have gone backwards where people now have to worry about the basics: water and roads. Under this government, we are not a population that can even think aboutthe future, because we are all trying to survive today.”She said that the economic collapse facing the country is the sole responsibility of the present government and that it would “continue to create any story and focus only on winning an election but what happens after they win? They have no idea how to govern.She said the UNC, which formed part of the coalition people’s Partnership government that Persad Bissessar led between 2010-15, “remains focused on good governance and will hit the ground running when we return to office and put our economy back on a path of growth and sustainable development.“Our National Economic Transformation Masterplan 2020-2025 lays out a wide-ranging suite of policy initiatives and programs which we will pursue to get our people working again and working towards a better future.“Diversification is at the heart of our economic masterplan. We will encourage strategic investments in niche non-energy sectors where we have a strong competitive advantage, market opportunity and growth potential. These bold steps must be made now,” she said.Persad Bissessar said that after almost four years in office the country is worse off under the present administration and that “the time has come for them to go, so that we can begin to rebuild and restore good governance to our nation”.last_img read more

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Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over “slave markets” report

first_imgMinister of Foreign Affairs Alpha Barry of Burkina Faso in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Minister of Foreign Affairs Alpha Barry of Burkina Faso in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 19, 2016. REUTERSBurkina Faso’s foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.The decision comes after CNN broadcasted footage of what it said was an auction of men offered to Libyan buyers as farmhands and sold for $400, a chilling echo of the trans-Saharan slave trade of centuries past, Reuters reports.Foreign Minister Alpha Barry announced the decision by President Roch Marc Kabore in a news conference.“The president of Burkina Faso has decided to recall the ambassador to Tripoli, General Abraham Traore, for a consultation,” Barry said.He added that he had also “summoned the Libyan charge d‘affairs in Ouagadougou to express our indignation at these images that belong to other centuries, images of the slave trade”.African and European leaders are due to meet in Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan next week, where migration and Europe’s efforts to tackle it by co-opting Libya will be high on the agenda.The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein said last month that a European and African deal to stem the flow of migrants coming through Libya to Europe had failed to tackle the severe abuses they face.A study by the UNHCR revelled that movements by sea from Libya to Europe, have increased and are likely to rise, despite being the most dangerous route for reaching the continent.last_img read more

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Police Seeks Witnesses To Unprovoked Attack On 65 Year Old Man In Annan

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland is seeking witnesses to an assault which took place on the Newbie footpath in Annan, between the Millennium Bridge and the Annan Road Bridge on Sunday 18 June 2017. Sometime between 1530 hours and 1545 hours on Sunday, a 65 year old man from Newbie was walking on the path when he was assaulted in what appears to be an unprovoked attack by another man. The victim was knocked to the ground and suffered an eye injury as a result. The assailant is described as being a male in his 20s, about 6′ tall, short hair and was wearing a grey t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms and trainers. Constable Victoria Urwin at Annan said “this appears to have been a totally unprovoked attack on a man making his way along the path. We are keen to trace another man who helped the victim to his feet after the attack. He is described as being in his 30s and wore glasses and a blue t-shirt. Anyone who can help us catch the man responsible for this attack is asked to call police at Annan on the 101 number.last_img read more

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DMA wants revamping of the coconut industry

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 163 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews DMA wants revamping of the coconut industry by: – September 26, 2014center_img Tweet Share The Newly launched MagazineThe Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) says it wants to see the revitalization of the country’s ageing coconut industry. Public relations officer of the Association, Severin McKenzie says there is an urgent need for the authorities to look at another coconut rehabilitation project. Earlier this week, the Association launched a new magazine dubbed “DMA Digest” highlighting the many possibilities for coconut in manufacturing. McKenzie says the revitalization of the coconut sector will be an added boost to the economic development of Dominica. “Right now the information about the coconut oil has proven that coconut oil is one of the best oils as far as health benefits are concerned”.“With all the coconut that we produce in Dominica and all the possibilities that we have, we thought that is something that we should focus on with the first publication of our magazine,” Mr McKenzie said. He indicated that it is critical to revitalize the sector as there are several benefits for the country. “We want to get people back into the production of coconut, we are also making a recommendation that the authorities should look at another coconut rehabilitation project where we could encourage people to cultivate coconut because coconut have a lot of potential,” McKenzie noted. The DMA is recommending another coconut rehabilitation programme to meet the many demands for coconut products on the international market. “We are looking at the type of product that Dominica has and coconut is the one that we see right now with quite a bit of potential particularly with the re-emergence of Virgin coconut oil on the international market,” he noted. The magazine is sold at $10.00 per copy and is available from DMA members and other retail outlets. It will also be available online.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Gov’t to construct 70 homes for Lagoon residents

first_img Tweet Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo)Residents of Lagoon, Portsmouth who have been experiencing housing challenges, will soon be relieved of that difficulty.That’s because government has given an initial commitment to construct seventy homes for the residents.Minister for Finance, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit gave that commitment during a town hall meeting in Lagoon on Sunday 2 April 2017.He noted that Lagoon has had a “serious” housing challenge for a very long time as most of the people are squatters on private lands and some are renting “on less than adequate housing”.Mr Skerrit said his government has tried in the past to address the Lagoon housing situation and they’ve always maintained that to address the housing condition confronting Lagoon “we needed to find a fresh piece of land to address it”.As a result of this, the Prime Minister said government has acquired twenty-five acres of land primarily to address the housing challenges confronting the Lagoon residents as well as to make lots available to scores of young families who are looking for land to purchase.Thus, land which government previously marked as agricultural lands, are now being sold as residential lots “because people are really looking for any available lot to be sold at a reasonable price to them, and I’m talking here people who are now building in Buck”.“I am committing the government to build, in the first instance, seventy homes on the Cotton Hills lands for the people of Lagoon who are in need of urgent housing,” Mr Skerrit told the residents.“Of course because of the land situation we will have a mix of housing solutions so there will be some apartments and that’s because of the limited land space so there will be apartments, but the idea is to build apartments and homes of no less than two bedrooms for the people of Lagoon,” he explained.Meanwhile, Mr Skerrit said seventy lots been surveyed and will be made available for immediate allocations and two million dollars will be made available “to build the infrastructure, to bring water, to bring lights, and to build roads on these seventy lots”.“We believe if the government remains true to its commitment that we would address a substantial part of the housing problem confronting Lagoon and I give you the assurances that we will construct these homes,” he continued.Government plans to engage a fulltime coordinator to handle all matters related to these homes and lots in the Cotton Hill area.“I’m hoping that, the person can be engaged almost immediately to hold papers and to coordinate all matters relating to these homes, and it’s my intention for us to meet on a regular basis so that we can monitor the progress of implementation, and keep the people abreast of what’s happening because I do not want us to appear to be bullshitters to the people; we have to be very serious about it and we have to do it and do it once and for all,” the Prime Minister said. Sharing is caring! 496 Views   4 comments Sharecenter_img Share Share LocalNewsPolitics Gov’t to construct 70 homes for Lagoon residents by: Dominica Vibes News – April 3, 2017last_img read more

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PH bows to Laos in AFF U-15 semis

first_img“Each tournament is a challenge. We hope that whatever this team has achieved in the past, we could better it,” Delos Reyes said. “Everyone did their best. Everyone showed that they deserve to be part of this team.”The Philippine U-15 squad hopes to salvage a bronze medal finish in the tournament when it faces Vietnam, which was defeated by defending champions Thailand in the other semifinals game.During their first encounter in the tournament, the Philippine delegation suffered a 2-0 defeat to Vietnamese./PN MANILA – The Philippine Girls Under-15 National Team saw its AFF U15 Girls’ Championship campaign come to an end after a 3-1 loss to Laos in the semifinals on Sunday night at the Institute of Physical Education in Chonburi, Thailand.Angely Alferez was the lone goal scorer for the Ching delos Reyes-mentored Philippine squad, which is bound to improve on its fifth place finish in the 2018 edition in Indonesia.Laos immediately imposed its dominance over the Philippine squad by firing two early goals. The Filipinas has scarce chance on the goal due to the tight defense of their opponent.Philippines managed to pull one back at the onset of the second half courtesy of Alferez conversion but that proved to be their last as the Laos was able to rebuild its two-goal edge.last_img read more

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