On the occasion of marking ten years of a socially responsible project Our beautiful Sava Coca-Cola’s system in Croatian cities along the Sava River – Zagreb, Sisak, Slavonski Brod and Zupanja – where the project has been implemented from the very beginning, decided to thank this year by donating a smart bench as a reminder of a long-term partnership.After the smart benches were set up in Zagreb and Sisak, Županja also got its own smart bench. The people of Županja can now charge their electronic devices on this smart bench, and when they connect to the Internet, the Lijepa naša Sava website opens with an overview of activities during the ten years of the project. “Being able to be a part of the Beautiful Our Sava project in the past ten years and gathering almost 60 partners at the state and local level provides a great sense of pride and satisfaction. We want to thank them by setting up smart benches that will remain in permanent ownership and for the benefit of the entire community. We launched the project to encourage citizens to return to the Sava River and to raise awareness of the importance of its preservation. Now that we see the results of the project in the last ten years, we can conclude that the project has successfully achieved its goal because during the 31 fairs we gathered 150 exhibitors and more than 100 visitors. Also, the celebration of the tenth anniversary provides an impetus for the company’s future activities in the field of water protection and water resources”, Said Stijepan Petrovic, a representative of Coca-Cola HBC Croatia.In the last ten years, the Beautiful Our Sava project has significantly helped to promote the importance of preserving the Sava region and encouraging continental tourism, and Mirko Bačić, director of the Tourist Office of the City of Županja, said more about this: “We are extremely honored to be partners in the project Our Beautiful Sava for ten years, thanks primarily to Coca-Cola HBC Croatia. With the project Our Beautiful Sava, we strive to encourage and promote the importance of the Sava River and environmental protection, and certainly enrich the county’s tourist offer in the presentation of cultural heritage and traditional gastronomic offer on the arrival of cruisers and many visitors. “After the smart bench Lijepa naša Sava was presented in Županja, it will continue to mark the tenth anniversary of the project in Slavonski Brod.
Madison, IN—Members and guests of the Big Oaks Conservation Society will have their annual Christmas party on December 14. It will take place at the Old Timbers Lodge on Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge. Gate 8 will be open from 5 until 5:45 with dinner beginning at 6. The event will be catered by Rolling Pin. Cost for the dinner is $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for children 8-16 and under 8 are free. Mail your reservations to BOCS, P.O. Box 935, Madison, IN 47250. Seating will be limited to the first 100 reservations. The deadline for reservations is December 9. Would you like to come but are not a member? Join the Big Oaks Conservation Society for $15.00 for an individual membership or $25 for a family membership.The Big Oaks Conservation Society (BOCS) is the non-profit support group of the Big Oaks NWR. Society members work closely with refuge staff to enhance public awareness, use, and appreciation for the natural and cultural assets unique to Big Oaks NWR. The Society currently maintains and manages Old Timbers Lodge, a beautiful historic structure nestled on a bluff overlooking Graham Creek on the northern portion of the property. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. usually at the Madison- Jefferson County Public Library in Madison, Indiana. Check out their facebook page for information, events, and pictures.Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) consists of approximately 50,000 acres on the former Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) located in Jennings, Ripley, and Jefferson Counties in southeastern Indiana. The refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and provides public use opportunities such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, interpretation and environmental education. The refuge has one of the largest contiguous forest blocks in the southeastern part of the state as well as one of the largest grassland complexes in the state, both of which provide wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities to refuge visitors.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Ross H. MacLean Flyers have qualified for the finals of the Good Deeds Cup.During Friday nights World Junior Gold Medal Game, Chevrolet announced the top 10 teams across Canada that could win the Good Deeds Cup. The top 10 included the Fort St. John Ross H. MacLean Peewee Flyers.The Good Deeds Cup was created in 2016 to highlight teams that work to make their community a better place to live. During the video showcasing the top 10 teams, the Fort St. John Peewee Flyers were shown helping with the annual Fill the Bus Campaign. Here is the video the Flyers sent to the Good Deeds Cup.- Advertisement -Over 3,000 teams signed up for the Good Deeds Cup. Voting to pick the winner will start January 15, 2018. For more information about how you can vote for the Peewee Flyers, visit http://bit.ly/2AxG3H6
With Nomination Day just under two weeks away, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is beginning the process to choose a Prime Ministerial (PM) candidate and running mate for Presidential Candidate Dr Irfaan Ali, by Monday.PPP General Secretary Bharrat JagdeoAt his weekly press conference on Friday, PPP General Secretary and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was asked for an update on the party’s selection of its PM candidate. At the time, Jagdeo had said that the process has not yet started.“We’ve not engaged anyone. I’ve outlined the process. We plan to trigger the process in a matter of hours. And the process involves nominations from the different groups of MPs or members of the central committee.”“Once the nominations are in, there will be an intense period of discussions with the MP’s and then at the party level, we will select a candidate. We have not received any nominations as yet, because we have not triggered the process yet. But that will be done shortly,” Jagdeo had also said.When contacted on Saturday, Jagdeo noted that the process is likely to start by next week Monday.According to the former President, nominations have not yet started. The PM candidate is, by tradition, drawn from the civic component of the party.Meanwhile, this publication understands from well-placed sources that while there has not been a formal nomination as yet, there have been a number of professionals and civic members emerging as possible candidates. Among the names are retired Brigadier Mark Phillips, Juan Edghill, Priya Manikchand and Carolyn Rodrigues. The one on whom most assumption has rested is former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), retired Brigadier Mark Phillips.However, sources have also identified former Minister within the Finance Ministry, Juan Edghill, as a possible candidate. In addition, the names of former Social Services and Education Minister Priya Manickchand and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolyn Rodrigues, have also been touted.Phillips served as Chief of Staff of the GDF from 2013 to 2016. He previously attended the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and was Guyana’s nonresident Military attaché to Venezuela. Phillips is also the holder of a Master’s Degree in Public Sector Management.Meanwhile, Edghill served in his former ministerial post from 2011 to 2015. Before that, he served as Chairman of the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) and Chairman of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC). The prelate is currently a PPP MP, focused on public procurement issues.Manickchand, an attorney-at-law, was first elected to Parliament in 2006 as Human Services Minister. She became the Education Minister in 2011 and served in that position until 2015. She is presently a PPP frontbencher in Parliament, with a focus on education and social issues.Carolyn Rodrigues was first appointed in the then Bharrat Jagdeo Administration as Amerindian Affairs Minister in 2001, serving in that position until 2008, when she was appointed as Foreign Affairs Minister. After 2015, she moved abroad and subsequently worked with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) arm of the United Nations (UN).Nominations DayThe Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) had previously announced in notices published in the media that Nominations Day for the upcoming General and Regional Elections is January 10, 2020.In the notice, GECOM had called for all political parties contesting the 2020 General and Regional Elections to submit their symbol for approval. In the notice, GECOM had said that the approval of the symbols has to be done before Nominations Day. As such, the deadline for the submission is December 13, 2019.After weeks of criticisms and questions as to why he was not dissolving Parliament in accordance with the timeframe set out in the Constitution, President David Granger issued the proclamation for the December 30 dissolution of Parliament, on Friday last.The announcement came after Guyana Elections Commission Chair Retired Justice Claudette Singh and Commissioners informed him that the elections body is on track for the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections. A proclamation was also issued for the dissolution of the 10 Regional Democratic Councils (RDC) on December 30, 2019.
Newsletter and trade magazine publisher Douglas Publications is suing distributor Baker & Taylor over magazines and directories the publisher says the company distributed on a credit basis but allegedly never paid for.The suit was filed late last year in North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County Superior Court. According to the complaint, Douglas Publications is seeking $53,541.20 in outstanding “goods and services.” The publications in question include Douglas’ Salesman’s Guide directories and Facility Care magazine.“We have attempted over the last several years to obtain payments but were unsuccessful,” Douglas Publications president Alan Douglas wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. “Baker & Taylor did not pay us and Castle Harlan Partners [a private equity group with controlling interest in Baker & Taylor] refused to respond. Silence isn’t always golden when vendor disputes drag on for years.” Baker & Taylor did not return a FOLIO: request for comment.In addition to Facility Care, Douglas publishes American Painting Contractor and Workplace HR & Safety magazines. Earlier this year Baker & Taylor—a global distributor of books, magazines, videos and music to libraries and retailers—announced that its chairman and CEO, Richard Willis, resigned in order to spend more time with his family. He was replaced as chairman by Baker & Taylor board member Jack Eugster.
IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:25Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:24?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Representative ImageReutersUS President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 was to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK ambassador to the United States.Kim Darroch claimed that Trump was guilty of “diplomatic vandalism” and abandoned the Iran deal due to “personality reasons” and hostility with Obama, reported Daily Mail citing the cache of leaked documents.Darroch also said that the former UK foreign minister, Boris Johnson, had appealed to the Trump administration last year to reconsider backing out of the international nuclear deal with Iran.The leaked papers revealed that the decision to abandon the crucial Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) also called the Iran nuclear deal, was disputed among the officials. Darroch also claimed that the White House did not have a “day-to-day” strategy regarding the aftermath of the withdrawal from the deal. Close Is Trump Destroying Obamas Foreign Policy Legacy? Darroch’s confidential memo, reported by Daily Mail last week, also contained the UK ambassador referring to the Trump administration as “clumsy and inept.”Trump slammed Darroch as “a very stupid guy” on Tuesday and said the White House would no longer deal with the UK ambassador. Darroch submitted his resignation a day later.The wacky Ambassador that the U.K. foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy. He should speak to his country, and Prime Minister May, about their failed Brexit negotiation, and not be upset with my criticism of how badly it was…— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2019The decision to step down was also due to Boris Johnson’s, the Tory frontrunner to become the next Prime Minister of UK, failure to support Darroch during Tuesday night’s leadership debate, a British official told CNN.A criminal investigation for the leaked documents was opened by the UK police. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said the leaks caused damages to the UK’s bilateral relations with the US.FREEDOM OF PRESSNeil Basu’s claimed the leak as a criminal matter which is “the clear public interest in bringing the person or people responsible to justice.” Warnings issued by the UK police to journalists for facing prosecution if further leaks get published is said to have sparked furore over limiting press freedom.Such prosecution of journalists “would amount to an infringement on press freedom and have a chilling effect on public debate,” countered Boris Johnson on Saturday.Jeremy Hunt also criticised that UK police’s decision to curb press freedom and said he defends “to the hilt” the right to press freedom.These leaks damaged UK/US relations & cost a loyal ambassador his job so the person responsible MUST be held fully to account. But I defend to the hilt the right of the press to publish those leaks if they receive them & judge them to be in the public interest: that is their job— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) July 13, 2019The Director of Society of Editors, Ian Murray said that such cutbacks on press freedom give rise to totalitarianism, “I cannot think of a worse example of a heavy-handed approach by the police to attempt to curtail the role of the media as a defence against the powerful and those in authority,” reported The Guardian.However, former Defence Secretary Michael Fallon defended the Met police’s decision and said that curbing the publication of such confidential information violates the Official Secrets Act.”As soon as we find who did it, we should have them investigated and prosecuted,” Fallon said on BBC Radio. “We have press freedom … but we also have laws. We have the Official Secrets Act and it is important that law is upheld,” he added.
She is starring in the upcoming film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, but Oscar-winning actor Kate Winslet says she is not good with technology.The 40-year-old actor is mother to a 15-year-old daughter, an 11-year-old son and her youngest son will turn two in December, reported BBC online.“I’m terrible. I am the least techie person you will ever meet, I’m rubbish. “We’re not a big deviced-up household. We don’t have any social media, nothing like that,” she said.Asked if she is strict with her children about how much they can use technology, Winslet said, “Not strict. But you have to have rules I think and we certainly have those, yes.”
A trip to the nearest flea market is always on a woman’s to-do list. Men often accompany them but they helplessly watch their woman fight her way through the narrow lanes and fellow shoppers to locate their favourite cheap but drool worthy clothes. The endless bargain, going through heaps of cheap clothes and the hot sun on top, bothers the shoppers. But there are certain superstitions that are ignored because it is part of a ritual, has something to do with religion or is simply a hidden obsessive compulsive disorder. There is a need to highlight certain superstitious occurrences as it causes inconvenience to the shoppers and is worthy of discussion. There are various superstitions that are a part of these markets and these things often annoy the shoppers but their love for shopping surpasses all hurdles. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’While trotting about the market early, before the crowd barges in, bundles of clothes contain interesting pieces which one might buy easily. But superstition is one point which is often noticed and yet ignored. Few people have come forward to reveal different superstitions in various flea markets in the national Capital.When the shopkeepers open the stalls/shops for the day around 11-12 am, they tend to sprinkle ‘jal’ (water) so that it attracts customers. The aim is not just to clean the area but to be aesthetically appealing so that shoppers head towards the particular shop. Jatin, a stall owner of jeans at Janpath market said: “sprinkling water brings us good luck. You’d see almost all shopkeepers doing it in the morning.” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe shopkeepers never let the first customer go empty handed (good for us shoppers). But one never really realises what agenda they hide. When Millennium Post asked another shopkeeper in Sarojini Nagar Market as to why he agreed to such a low bargain (a shopper bought a stole for Rs 50 even when the shopkeeper demanded Rs 150), he said: “Madam boni ho jaegi aise, ab boni hogi tabhi toh kaam theek chalega humara.” The most baffling of all superstitions is the one where they refuse to exchange item only because they didn’t sell an item first. One shopper Riddhi recalls how she was asked to leave the premises and come back in the evening when she attempted to exchange an item in Janpath market. She said: “I was surprised when he asked me to come again later in the evening. I waited right there for the boni to happen but the shopkeeper told me that waiting right here would delay the boni as my presence was affecting their sales. This was ridiculous but the shopkeepers were adamant and hence, I came back in the evening.”