Hurricane Recovery Report Oct 2

first_imgEMERGENCY MEASURES ORGANIZATION–Hurricane Recovery Report, Oct.2 When power returns to your home make sure your refrigerator comes on and that the inside temperature goes down as power surges may affect the operation of your refrigerator. Continue to buy small portions of food. Do not stock your fridge until power is permanently restored. When purchasing food either at a restaurant or grocery store ask questions about the storage or freshness of food and remember to check dates on packaging. It is important to prepare green bins for discarding food products immediately. Clean out any brush and dirt. Remove spoiled meats from their packaging and then wrap in newspaper, put in cereal boxes or similar type of material and place in your green bin. During this time it is important to wrap waste in packaging to absorb wetness and odour. Regular green bin pickup is on schedule and local municipalities will notify of any changes in this procedure. Wash your hands when discarding food as high levels of bacteria may be present. If a food does not appear normal in odour, colour or consistency do not consume it. Questions about food safety can be directed to 902-424-1173. Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Chris d’Entremont is in Ottawatoday meeting with Federal Agriculture Minister Lyle Vanclief todiscuss the impacts of Hurricane Juan and mad cow disease on NovaScotia’s agriculture industry. They will also discuss theflexibility of federal-provincial assistance programs. The Department of Justice’s Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP)offices are back in operation and staff will be processingsupport payments as quickly as possible. The Supreme Court FamilyDivision in HRM remains closed due to damages to the building.Cases will be rescheduled or transferred to the Law Courtsdowntown. As previously announced, all schools in HRM, Colchester and EastHants will remain closed until at least Monday, Oct. 6. Officialsare assessing the situation school by school to ensure thatbuildings and property are safe for the return of students andstaff. An update on school openings will be issued by Sunday,Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. EMO advises Nova Scotians interested in the disaster financialassistance program that further information on the program willbe available soon. The public is asked to be patient as thecleanup process and power restoration continues. The government of Nova Scotia is extending the deadline forrecent and current government job competitions to help people whocouldn’t apply this week or who may have experienced technicaldifficulties applying online. More information about the Hurricane Juan recovery efforts andcontact numbers can be found on the Web site atwww.gov.ns.ca/emo/ or through public inquiries. That number is902-424-5200 in Halifax or toll-free 1-800-670-4357. -30-center_img While restoration of power remains the primary focus, governmentstaff and emergency volunteers are also ensuring that health andsafety needs of Nova Scotians affected by Hurricane Juan arebeing addressed, Ernest Fage, Minister responsible for theEmergency Measures Act, said today, Oct. 2. Ninety per cent of Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) customers shouldhave power restored by tonight. The utility is working with theEmergency Measures Organization (EMO) to identify areas ofpriority that need to be addressed. “Co-ordinated provincial, municipal and federal efforts to assistNova Scotia Power in that essential work continues,” said Mr.Fage. “Work crews and EMO staff appreciate everyone’s patienceand co-operation during this difficult time. The cleanup is goingas quickly as possible with 1,200 military personnel workingdaily to remove debris.” Military personnel cannot work in areas where there are downedwires without NSPI personnel in attendance. The minister said the vast majority of Nova Scotia businesses areresponding in a generous and community-minded fashion. “In thoserare cases where someone may be taking advantage of the situationfor personal gain, we will investigate, and where deemedappropriate, prosecute.” To help speed repairs, the Department of Environment and Labour’spublic safety division has streamlined the approval processrequired to reconnect electrical masts and meters to buildings. As of today, health officials say there has been a 25 per centincrease in emergency department activity in HRM. Wait times fortriage patients at the QEII Health Sciences Centre are from fiveto six hours. Throughout the QEII region, about 120 additional inpatient bedshave been established to house relocated patients. About 30 long-term care and transitional care patients have been relocated toother facilities and 47 patients of Point Pleasant Lodge arebeing temporarily housed at CFB Stadacona. Home care is beingprovided on a priority basis. The Department of Health encourages seniors who need help to callthe Continuing Care toll-free line at 1-800-225-7225. The Red Cross is also helping seniors in public housing and low-income families by providing nonperishable food items inpartnership with the Metro Food Bank and Metro Housing Authority.Youth groups and Dalhousie University students are alsovolunteering. Diapers and baby formula are being provided toFamily Resource Centres. Community barbecues were held at 12public housing units in partnership with the Metro Food Bank andlocal businesses. The Red Cross will provide food to thoseaffected in the Truro area. The Department of Community Services reports that all IncomeAssistance offices are now open. Cases are being assessedindividually, and income assistance clients will be able to getup to $50 per family and $10 for each child to purchase food forthe next few days until power is restored. New applicants will beassessed the same way. Several Metro Regional Housing Authority buildings remain withoutpower. The Red Cross is delivering water to these buildings againtoday. Agriculture and Fisheries inspectors are visiting restaurants inColchester and Pictou Counties to ensure food safety. As power isrestored to households and businesses, the Department ofAgriculture and Fisheries offers the following tips:last_img read more

Youre perfect Anushka comes in support of Zareen

first_imgMumbai: After Zareen Khan was trolled over showing her stretch marks on her stomach, actor Anushka Sharma came out in support of the Veer star and said that she is just perfect. Anushka took to her Instagram stories to share an appreciation post. She wrote: “Zareen you’re beautiful and brave and strong and perfect just the way you are. #Appreciationpost #lookbeyondthebody.” Zareen was heavily trolled for putting up a photograph of her wearing a crop top through which her stretch marks could be seen. She then put up a note about “embracing her imperfections with pride rather than covering them up.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”For people who are very curious to know about what’s wrong with my stomach, this is the natural stomach of a person, who has lost 15 kgs of weight, this is how it looks when it is not photoshopped or surgically corrected.” “I’ve always been someone who believes in being real and embraced my imperfections with pride rather than covering it up,” she added. She will be seen in an independent film Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele.last_img read more

Drew and Jonathan Scott Join Habitat For Humanity To Kick Off Home

first_imgDrew and Jonathan Scott are raising the walls on two new Nashville homes as part of the start to Habitat For Humanity’s second annual nationwide Home is the Key campaign. The campaign, which runs the month of April, convenes sponsors, celebrities and community leaders to drive support for the critical need of affordable housing across the United States.Drew and Jonathan Scott help future homeowners Ashlee and Amanda raise the walls of their new homes in Nashville“We have been longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity because we know the real meaning of home,” said Jonathan Scott, one half of the world-renowned, entrepreneurial construction and real estate expert brothers. “A safe and affordable place to live is the key to building a strong family foundation. The families we’re working alongside in Nashville are just two examples of the thousands of people that Habitat serves across the country every year.”As profiled on NBC’s TODAY Show, the Scott Brothers are working alongside future Habitat homeowners Ashlee and Amanda to build their homes today. Throughout the month, campaign sponsors will engage additional volunteers to help finish the homes by April 26.“Purchasing a home is increasingly out of reach for far too many people across the country,” Drew Scott said. “By supporting the #HomeIsTheKey campaign, we can all play a role in building more homes and more opportunities for families.”“At Habitat for Humanity, we have long known that home is the key to a better life,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “For more than 40 years, we have helped more than 13 million people become empowered to build better lives for themselves and their families. But with more than 18 million U.S. families paying more than half their income on housing, it is clear that so much more work needs to be done. Home is the Key is the opportunity for everyone to be part of the solution. By raising your voice, donating directly to Habitat or shopping with one of our generous partners, you can help us unlock the future for many more families who need a hand up.”People across the United States can join and support the campaign by purchasing products from participating partners, donating directly at habitat.org and by sharing their support using #HomeIsTheKey on social media. Money donated by and through campaign partners will go directly to fulfilling Habitat’s mission of addressing urgent affordable housing needs. Participating sponsors include:At Home Stores: Returning for its second year as a Home is the Key sponsor, the home décor superstore will donate to Habitat $25 from every sale of a specialty patio umbrella and 100 percent of the sales of specially branded Habitat for Humanity coasters.Chico’s FAS, Inc.: A cultivator of specialty retail brands, Chico’s FAS, Inc. will donate a portion of sales to Habitat from products sold by its family of brands, up to $650,000:Chico’s will donate $2 from every Slub tee sold in store from April 1 to May 31, up to $450,000.White House Black Market will donate $5 from each Comfort Stretch Slim Ankle Pants sold from April 17 to May 31, up to $125,000.Soma will donate $1 from each Cool Nights Pajama separate sold from April 23 to May 31, up to $75,000.Last month, Chico’s FAS, Inc. and Habitat announced their new national partnership to empower women to build strength, stability and independence through housing.Nissan: Also in its second year as a Home is the Key sponsor, Nissan will donate $1 to Habitat for every time #HomeIsTheKey is shared on social media, up to $250,000. Nissan and Habitat have partnered together for over a decade and have helped families all over the world build and own their home.O-Cedar: Marking its inaugural sponsorship, from April 1 to June 15, the home cleaning product company will donate $1 to Habitat for every ProMist Max Microfiber Spray Mop sold by O-Cedar to any U.S. retails channel, up to $200,000.Kum & Go Convenience Stores: Customers of the family-owned convenience store chain will have the opportunity to donate to Habitat at checkout for the fifth year in a row. Kum & Go associates and customers will build a new Habitat home in their hometown of Des Moines in the month of April, mirroring the Home is the Key home builds in Nashville.Schneider Electric: Building on its 17-year partnership with Habitat, Schneider Electric will use its social media channels to drive awareness of the campaign and encourage donations to Habitat to help more families thrive through affordable homes.Inaugurated in 2017, Habitat’s Home is the Key campaign aims to demonstrate how a decent, affordable home creates a better life for families and individuals. The campaign recently won two PR News CSR & Nonprofit Awards and was named as a finalist for Engage for Good’s Halo Awards and Ragan’s PR Daily Awards.last_img read more

Pope calls for comprehensive settlement

The Sri Lankan President was accompanied to the Vatican by his wife, who is Catholic, and a retinue of eight men and two women, including the Minister and the Deputy Foreign Minister, the Governor of the Central Bank and the former Minister of Justice. The steps taken to foster economic and social development and reconciliation between the communities affected by the long internal conflict that has torn apart Sri Lanka were the main issues discussed at the meeting. Pope Benedict XVI has called for a speedy and comprehensive settlement in Sri Lanka following the end of 30 years of war.Reports from the Vatican said that the Pope made this appeal during his meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Rome today. A statement released by the Vatican Press Office said the talks were “cordial” and President Rajapaksa gave the pope a clay pot with spices from Sri Lanka and a silver vase.The Pope presented him with a glazed ceramic and a copy of an etching of the ‘600 representing St. Peter’s Square. read more

US Green Card lottery program begins

Applicants should keep the application’s confirmation number – you will need it to check if you have been selected. Applicants may only apply once; multiple entries will result in disqualification. Applicants must meet the qualifications for the Diversity Immigrant Visa program, so please make sure you qualify before applying. The online application is completely free – there are no hidden costs.  Beware of scams, of persons or companies making claims of affiliation with the U.S. Government, and of those who promise improved odds of selection.  You do not need third party assistance to complete and submit an application.Please go to the U.S. Embassy Colombo’s website at http://srilanka.usembassy.gov/visas/diversity-visa-lottery-program.html to find out more about the program, including qualification requirements and detailed instructions in Sinhala, Tamil and English. To apply for the lottery, please go to www.dvlottery.state.gov. Beginning in early May 2016, applicants may go online to Entrant Status Check page on www.dvlottery.state.gov to see if they have been selected for the Diversity Visa lottery.  Those selected will be asked to submit more information and will be notified if they are selected for an interview when they periodically go to Entrant Status Check.  If selected, the in-person interview will be with a U.S. Consular Officer, who will decide if you are eligible to receive a visa – documents required will include medical and police clearance and payment of visa fees at the Embassy. The US Embassy in Colombo today announced the start of the 2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program. Also known as the “Green Card” Lottery, the program will be open for on-line registration from October 1, 2015 to November 3, 2015.  The Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery allows randomly selected applicants the opportunity to interview for an immigrant visa, and if qualified, become legal permanent residents of the United States.The lottery application period is open from October 1, 2015 to November 3, 2015. The lottery is open to citizens from qualifying countries – both Sri Lanka and Maldives qualify. read more

Noon deadline for defiant Mugabe passes as Zimbabwe crisis deepens

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRobert Mugabe resignsNovember 21, 2017In “World”Zimbabwe’s next leader prepares to take powerNovember 23, 2017In “World”Zimbabwe’s Mugabe ‘under house arrest’ after army takeoverNovember 15, 2017In “World” Women holding a flag of Zimbabwe take part in a demonstration of University of Zimbabwe’s students, on November 20, 2017 in Harare, to demand the withdrawal of Grace Mugabe’s doctorate and refused to sit their exams as pressure builds on Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to resign.HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) — President Robert Mugabe faced the prospect of impeachment on Monday after going on Zimbabwe TV to assert his control despite the military takeover and his party’s vow to force him out.In a televised address late Sunday, the 93-year-old veteran leader defied expectations he would quit, pitching the country into a second week of political crisis.The speech provoked anger and disbelief among many Zimbabweans, fuelling concerns that Mugabe could face a violent backlash.His once-loyal ZANU-PF party — who has already sacked him and told him to resign as head of state—had warned it would seek to impeach him if he failed to quit by midday (1000 GMT). The party’s lawmakers, who will be needed to initiate any impeachment process, are expected to meet at 1400 GMT.The army said it will make a statement in response to the crisis triggered by Mugabe’s refusal to go. Mugabe’s speech capped an extraordinary weekend that saw Zimbabweans celebrate and vent their anger in ways that would have been brutally repressed just a week ago.But their joy quickly turned to despair as Mugabe brushed aside the turmoil, blithely declaring he would chair a top-level meeting of the party that had just disavowed him.Hundreds of noisy demonstrators gathered at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare on Monday to call for Mugabe to stand down.Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change, called Mugabe’s speech a “complete reversal of the people’s expectations”.“The so-called negotiation with the army did not produce the dignified exit that the nation was expecting.”Chris Mutsvangwa, head of the influential war veterans’ association, called for less restrained protests than those staged at the weekend in an effort to dislodge Mugabe.“This time there will be a sit-in. We are not going to be leaving Harare until this guy is gone,” he said Monday, as he also threatened legal action against the president.“He’s lost his marbles.”Though Mugabe has struggled with public speaking in recent years, the wily statesman appeared alert and attentive as he delivered his address.“We will continue with the momentum to make sure Mugabe is history. It might take days and weeks, but Mugabe is on his way out,” said Charles Muramba, a 46-year-old bus driver.“Arrogant Mugabe disregards ZANU-PF,” screamed the front page of the Daily News on Monday. The crisis erupted on November 13 after a factional squabble over the presidential succession erupted into the open.Mugabe’s wife Grace, 52, secured prime position to succeed him when 75-year-old vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is close to the military leadership, was fired.After he fled abroad, the army took over the country and placed Mugabe under house arrest. The army has insisted its action is not a coup but is a police action to arrest allegedly corrupt supporters of the highly ambitious first lady.When Mugabe refused to step down following behind-the-scenes talks, the generals unleashed people power.In scenes reminiscent of Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980, crowds packed the cities, waving flags and chanting for Mugabe to resign.On Sunday ZANU-PF dismissed him as its leader and demanded he resign as head of state, naming Mnangagwa as the new party chief.But impeaching Mugabe, who is the only leader most Zimbabweans have ever known, would require a two-thirds supermajority in both houses of Zimbabwe’s parliament which is due to resume on Tuesday.Mugabe seemed unfazed in his speech and made no reference to the hostile chorus calling for him to go, describing last week’s dramatic military intervention as “no threat” to his rule.Chris Vandome, an analyst at the Chatham House think-tank, said impeachment appeared increasingly likely.“They will start impeaching him (Tuesday), that is certainly the will of the military, but it’s increasingly now the will of the people,” he told AFP.“The longer this goes on for, the more the likelihood of violence increases.”Some sources suggest Mugabe has been battling to delay his exit in order to secure a deal that would guarantee future protection for him and his family.Mugabe was a key figure in the war for independence and took office as prime minister in 1980, riding a wave of goodwill.But his reputation was swiftly tarnished by his authoritarian instincts, rights abuses and economic ineptitude. read more

96 des Français partagent un repas en famille au moins une fois

first_img96% des Français partagent un repas en famille au moins une fois par semaineFrance – Malgré le développement des fast-foods et le manque de temps dont est victime la population française, une enquête menée sur Internet a révélé que les repas de famille restent très importants pour les habitants de l’Hexagone. Moments de convivialité ou règlements de compte, peu importe : 93% des Français estiment que les repas en famille sont très importants et 96% d’entre eux prennent leur repas en famille au moins une fois par semaine. Même s’il est évident que cette tradition reste capitale, on peut noter qu’ils ne sont plus que 53% à manger tous les jours en famille.À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?Ce sondage mené auprès de 998 personnes âgées de plus de 15 ans montre que 10% des Français seulement pensent que manger en famille est bénéfique pour leur santé. La plupart d’entre eux choisissent de dîner en famille pour le plaisir d’être aux côtés de leurs proches et négligent le côté équilibrée d’une alimentation prise en communauté. En effet, l’alimentation se retrouve structurée, les repas sont pris à heure fixe, le grignotage est ainsi limité. Seul hic : la définition du repas n’est pas la même pour tout le monde. De ce fait, certaines catégories de personnes, notamment les moins de 35 ans prennent l’habitude de manger devant la télé. Certes c’est toujours en famille, mais les plateaux télé sont souvent bien plus caloriques que la bonne soupe servie par grand-mère. Enfin, seuls 37% des 15-24 ans considèrent le repas en famille comme un moment primordial. Il est fort probable que l’augmentation du taux d’obésité soit directement lié à ces comportements (14,5% des Français sont obèses et 31,9% en surpoids).Le 22 janvier 2010 à 14:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Barella has attracted the interest of notable European clubs

first_imgIf Juventus were able to make strong talks for Nicolo’ Barella, they could have signed him ahead of Liverpool’s interest, claims calciomercato.com.Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that in the recent moves some European clubs have made for Barella, Juventus was the first club to go for the midfielder. Other clubs like Inter, Milan, and Roma also has an eye on the player. Roma had even made an inquiry about the player three years ago.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.Even though he plays from an unlikely position for goals, as a deep midfielder, the 21-year-old Italy international had scored six goals in the Serie A last season. He is among the best young players Italy can boast of right now.According to recent reports, Liverpool has joined the bid for the young player and are really keen to sign him against Inter, Milan, and Roma. Juventus, on the other hand, has withdrawn from moving for the player as they are not fully sure of the prospects of signing him.last_img read more

Woman gets 3year RI for cheating

first_imgLB Nagar: A woman on Tuesday was sentenced for three years rigorous imprisonment for cheating women promising them to provide government houses. The accused K Kalpana (45), a resident of LB Nagar told the complainant’s wife K Bhavani of Chikkadapally that the central government was providing houses to the poor people, for which each person had to pay Rs 25,000 initially. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us By believing her words Bhavani along with 25 others who were running Sri Kalki Mahila Mandali, paid Rs 6.25 lakh and other expenditures amount of Rs 1.25 lakh the convicted Kalpana and took cash receipts from her. Even after two years when the women did not get the promised houses, they approached police for justice. Based on the complaint, police registered cases under section 420 IPC on February 23, 2013 and arrested the culprit and filed the charge sheet in the court. During the trial on Tuesday the II MM at LB Nagar sentenced the convict to undergo 3 years rigorous imprisonment and imposed fine of Rs 10,000.last_img read more

Mobile phone production crosses the 100million mark in India

first_imgTelecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said mobile phone production in India had crossed the 100 million mark. He also added that leading companies want to set up their manufacturing units in the country.In terms of value, mobile phone production in India increased 95% in the current financial year (FY) as compared to the previous year, Pankaj Mahindroo, Indian Cellular Association founder and president was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India.”I am happy to announce that in December, Rs 1.14 lakh crore investment has come in electronic manufacturing in India. We have attracted around 15 new mobile plants. Earlier in 2014, 68 million (mobile phones) were being manufactured and now 100 million are being manufactured,” Prasad said.”All major companies in the world, namely Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Nidec, Samsung, Bosch, Jabil, Flextronics and Continental, are in India besides all the top Indian companies who are already here,” Prasad added.By the end of December 2015, smartphone sales in India reached 100 million. The telecom minister said Internet penetration is also rising quickly and it would soon touch 400 million mark.”With God’s blessing, I am confident that at this growth rate we will cross 500 million,” he said.India is currently growing at a “phenomenal pace”, and the government is looking at different ways to expand the reach of technology through broadband network being laid out in rural areas of the country, PTI quoted him as saying.last_img read more

Local student achieves 6 distinctions

first_imgSimphiwe Sithebe, a 2016 Grade 12 pupil at Dr Joseph Shabalala Secondary School, is a testament to the saying “hard work and dedication pays off” after managing to obtain a whopping six distinctions in his final matric examinations.The local matriculant, residing in Peacetown, scored A symbols in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Geography, Life Orientation and English, with a B symbol for isiZulu.“As I have obtained these distinctions, my wish is to further my studies and create a better future for myself and my family through studying Chemical Engineering,” says Simphiwe.Dr Joseph Shabalala Secondary School managed a 93% matric pass rate, which saw the aspiring chemical engineer taking first spot academically at the school.Simphiwe has been accepted at UCT (University of Cape Town). However, he now faces financial problems, as he is R40,000 short of the amount required for registration. “I would like to call upon all people and businessmen of our town to please help me raise the funds required for my registration to secure a spot at UCT. My family faces financial strain to pay for all my fees and this fund-raising would go a long way to ease the financial stress and help me build a better future,” is Simphiwe’s plea.Simphiwe is a hardworking and dedicated individual who wants to craft his future in the best way possible. If anyone wishes to make a donation, they can contact him on 0742041867 for further details.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

VIDEO Look out below Goofy breaks Dopeys fall during Epcot show mishap

first_img[VIDEO] Look out below! Goofy breaks Dopey’s fall during Epcot show mishap Thursday, August 11, 2016 Tags: Disney, LOL Posted by Sharecenter_img ORLANDO — Dopey continues to live up to his name after falling off a boat during Epcot’s Fantasmic show and landing squarely on the head of Goofy.Twitter user @MaagicConch caught the mishap on video, which showed Dopey slipping through the railing on the top level of a boat during the show. If it wasn’t for Goofy breaking his fall, the lovable and clumsy dwarf would have landed right in the water.Dopey almost fell off the boat at Fantasmic #DisneyWorld pic.twitter.com/2wzWtratRM— chita (@MaagicConch) August 8, 2016But if there was ever an ideal place to fall and potentially injure yourself, if would be at Disney World’s Epcot theme park, where fantastical creatures and beloved characters are at the ready to tend to your needs. The video shows one of the chipmunks immediately going over to check on Dopey. Goofy, on the other hand, continued to dance despite being nearly flattened by an incoming dwarf.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAccording to WESH, an ambulance was called and the actors playing Dopey and Goofy were treated and released on site. No word yet as to whether Dopey fell or was pushed. (Just kidding.) Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Qantas in the red pain zone

first_imgMr Jamieson also said that the airline was facing higher debt because of trying to upgrade its fleet, while higher fuel use reduced cash flow. Qantas has on average reduced the age of its fleet by 7.6 years, which has also added to its debt burden.  This category is applied to companies with plunging cash flow and increasing net debt, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Moody and Fitch subsidiary Fitch Ratings has put Qantas in its “red pain zone” category. “Virgin Australia … Qantas key competitor has been so aggressive in capacity additions that a structural shift has occurred,” Mr Jamieson said.center_img The label has been applied just as the airline faces higher borrowing costs as a result of credit ratings agency Standard and Poor’s downgrading the airline’s stock to junk status. Fitch analyst Matt Jamieson said that the Qantas and Virgin capacity war was taking its toll on Qantas’ bottom line. Source = ETB News: Tom Nealelast_img read more

LATTE chats with Angela Lockwood occupational the

first_imgLATTE chats with Angela Lockwood, occupational therapist and author of ‘Switch Off: How to find calm in a noisy world’, about her new book, how to balance wellbeing and success, and the future of the wellness industry.Tell us a little about your background and what led you to write ‘Switch Off: How to find calm in a noisy world’.I am an occupational therapist working with children and adults to overcome challenges they are facing through helping them see the enormity of their challenge more simply. My health education company hosts retreats, corporate education programmes and keynotes all designed to help organisations, schools and individuals prioritise their health and wellbeing. As a mother, wife and businesswoman, I understand the challenges that come with leading a full life and taking the time to focus on your health.I decided it was time to write ‘Switch Off’ as a direct response to seeing too many people working too hard and looking for ways to disconnect but not knowing how. Through my executive mentoring and school-based programmes I was seeing a pattern emerging: everybody, no matter what they do for a living, where they are from or how old or young they are, is longing to have time and space to disconnect. I knew I had something unique to offer these people.Why did you write the book and who should read it?Everyone should read it! In a world where connectivity is a 24/7 expectation and the lines between work and home life are blurred it is becoming harder than ever to switch off and it is taking its toll on our health and wellbeing.‘Switch Off’ is a book to show people how we can slow down and still keep up with the pace of life. It is a modern-day conundrum: how can we do more through doing less? ‘Switch Off’ is a practical book with supporting evidence to show why it is imperative we integrate the skills of switching off into our lives if we are to have the stamina to take us into the future.What does your book offer in the world of wellness that hasn’t been offered before?There are many educational and inspiring books and resources available to us to help us become more healthy, happier, fitter, better with relationships and more productive at work. Therein lies a problem. We are overwhelmed with information about how we can do more in our lives, however, we know people are not wanting to add more to an already full plate. ‘Switch Off’ shows people how to be in control of their lives through integrating skills of switching off into their everyday not through doing more, but through doing less.We live in a world with where high stress work and life pressures are most people’s ‘normal’. How can we balance success and taking care of ourselves? Unfortunately, there is an unspoken expectation (at times it is loud and clear) that to be successful we need to ignore all the other factors in our lives to find this success. This attitude is not working well for us and we have started to demand a change.A poll conducted in 2016 by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that burnout was one of the top reasons that people quit their job in search of a more balanced and less overwhelming position.The very definition of success is continually evolving as we are realising the pursuit of only work success is creating gaps in other areas of our lives, other areas that are important to us. In order to balance ‘success’ and taking care of yourself we need to have a clear picture of what success looks like to us and what our optimal health picture is too. In the book I show how to create ‘your picture’ when creating your habitat for health.What do you say to people who ‘don’t have time’ to focus on switching off?They are the very people that need to listen! I can’t blame them for thinking this though, as when we are feeling over-connected, overwhelmed and overstimulated, adding one more thing to our plate can feel like it will tip us over the edge. The thought of switching off can feel like a luxury and impossible being associated with taking extended periods of time off work. But when we integrate the skills of switching off into our lives we become more productive, more focused and have more energy to support us we need to be ‘switched on’.How can individuals overcome their preconceptions about taking ‘me time’?Me time is a must! We usually take time out only when we really need to switch off, and when this happens we are often overtired, sick and in need of recuperation. ‘Me time’ is complicated by negative associations with escapism, guilt and regret as well as overwhelm, stress and fatigue. All these negative connotations mean we tend to steer clear of it. Sadly, any request for ‘me time’ tends to be viewed as evidence that we are not coping, and we don’t like to be seen as not coping.Through the focus groups conducted when researching for the book it was interesting to hear how people would use their ‘me time’ if they were given a whole day to do it. The results were mixed, some would spend it completely on their own, while others wanted to spend it with their partner or friend. The consensus no matter if it was spending the time on their own or with another person, it was having the ability to choose how they used their time that mattered. One hundred per cent of the participants indicated ‘me time’ is important to take for the physical and psychological benefits and they encourage their partner to take it, however, guilt was the main reason they didn’t do it more often. Overcome the guilt associated with taking ‘me time’ by focusing on the benefits you and the people in your life will gain.How do you see the field of wellness evolving in the future?We have seen the wellness industry consistently growing from strength to strength for a long time now. In part it is a direct response to our rising rates of illness and poor health forcing us to take notice of our health habits, but we are also grasping that wellness is not just about being free of disease; it is having the energy and the resilience to face and embrace all that life has to offer. So with this in mind we will continue to see the rise of wellness retreats, wellness holidays, workplace-based health initiatives and even policy development that acknowledges the importance of individual and community health acknowledging that when we are well we all benefit.What does a day in the life of Angela Lockwood look like?It is pretty simple really and I try to keep it that way. The day has to start slowly otherwise I feel like I am running through the day trying to play catch up. Upon waking I do a 30-minute stretch routine while spending about five minutes of just sitting quietly, thinking about the day ahead. Once upon a time this was never the case, but I have learnt overtime this is the best way for me to start my day on the right foot. I usually have one of my children poke their head around the corner or I have them sitting alongside me when my eyes open. Then the morning kicks into gear getting my children ready for school, then the day is a mix of writing for publications, speaking at events, meetings with clients or working on the business. Somewhere in the day is a mandatory trip to the beach, a swim or bike ride and then the day finishes having a yummy dinner with my family reflecting on the day. I always finish my day writing in my ‘thankful book’. It is funny to me reading this ‘day in the life’ as it sounds quite cliché, but that is my life; I practise what I preach and always try to keep the flow of the day smooth and as stress free as possible for everyone otherwise it just doesn’t work.How do you feel when you have taken time to ‘switch off’? How do you feel when you don’t?Switching off for me is a must as I am quite an energetic, focused and ‘busy head’ person who likes to live life to the full. In the past I didn’t embrace the skill of switching off, preferring to push through and get as much done in the shortest period of time, but this meant I experienced the fallout of living like this too. I have had to teach myself and learn how to slow down and still feel satisfied that I am living my life to the full. I know when I am moving into overwhelm as I become disorganised, my thinking is fragmented and I work on detailed tasks rather than maintaining focus on the big picture. These are my signs that I need to switch off, take a step back, re-energise and then re-focus. I understand my triggers and can jump in quickly and flick the switch when I need to.LATTE signature question: what’s the best coffee experience you’ve ever had? (Or, if you are not a coffee drinker, tell us about your best tea, smoothie or juice experience!)My hairdresser had just moved to a new location and I was ready to have a couple of hours to myself. She asked me if I would like a tea or coffee and I chose an Earl Grey tea. Thinking I would get a standard tea bag in a cup, she presented me with a petite tray with a lovely antique teapot and matching tea cup. The aroma from the tea leaves wafted in before she entered the room and to top it off, a little shard of dark chocolate sat on the side of the saucer … it was a sensory delight and I felt so special.To connect with Angela go to www.angelalockwood.com.au and follow her on Twitter @angelockwood and Instagram @angelalockwood_ and Linked In.last_img read more

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first_imgCargo ship Elpida arrived at the port of Vassiliko on Monday where it is to be stripped and cleaned ahead of its sinking off Larnaca in March 2018 to serve as an artificial reef and point of interest for divers.The Greek-flagged vessel, built in 1965, had sailed from Antikira in Greece. It will be sunk off the coast of Larnaca, in the Oroklini area.“It is an important day for Larnaca because one of the objectives in the bid to establish our district among the most noteworthy diving destinations in Europe is becoming a reality,” said Dinos Lefkaritis, Larnaca’s tourist development board chairman.The fisheries department said Elpida will be the biggest ship sunk in the Cypriot sea as part of the European fund for fisheries and aquaculture.The ship will contribute towards increasing sea life in the area, especially fish populations, fisheries department official Giorgos Payiatas said.Elpida will also be an attraction for divers.“The vessel in question is excellent for diving and with certain additions that will be made to increase interest for divers, we are certain many foreign tourists will want to visit it,” said Tasos Zackheos, representing the association of the district’s diving centres.  You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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