24 Oct

Very Few in Western Shelters

first_imgThe number of persons in shelters across western Jamaica is decreasing, as most of them are returning home, following the passage  of Hurricane Sandy. Checks with Disaster Preparedness Co-ordinators in the parishes of St. Elizabeth, Westmoreland, Hanover, St. James and Trelawny have revealed that at mid-day today (October 25), the number of persons in shelters has dropped from 295 to just 14. JIS News was informed  that most of the persons going into shelters did so as a precautionary measure. The parish of St. Elizabeth had five  persons in shelters  all of whom were still occupying those facilities; while Trelawny had 28, with nine remaining today. Westmoreland  had 88 persons occupying shelters, Hanover  158 and St. James 16, all of whom have returned  home. The Disaster Co-ordinators in all five parishes reported minor infrastructural damage.  In Trelawny there were reports of two land slippages, with vehicular traffic reduced to single  lane in both areas, one on the Lowe River main road and the other on the Joe Hut main road. Motorists are being advised to proceed with caution on those roadways, and to follow the instructions of flagmen                                                       In St. Elizabeth,  there are reports of challenges in  navigating  several  roadways,  because of several downed trees and other debris. The main problem experienced in Hanover was downed power lines. In St. James, Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris, has urged  motorists to approach the Spring Mount and Tangle River roads with caution.last_img read more

24 Oct

Growth in Mining and Quarrying Industry

first_img Director General, Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Carol Coy, has reported that Jamaica’s mining and quarrying industry grew by 30.8 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018, mainly due to the reopening of the Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO)/Alpart bauxite company in Nain, St. Elizabeth.She was speaking at STATIN’s press conference regarding the release of the March 2019 Consumer Price Index and January 2019 Labour Force Survey, at their offices on Cecelio Avenue in St. Andrew on April 16.Ms. Coy also announced that during the fourth quarter of 2018, the Jamaican economy grew by two per cent when compared to the same quarter of 2017.“This resulted from a 4.9 per cent growth in the goods-producing industries and one per cent increase in the services industries,” she said.The different sectors in the goods-producing industries grew during the fourth quarter with a 3.1 per cent increase in agriculture, forestry and fishing; 25 per cent in mining and quarrying; two per cent in manufacturing and 3.7 per cent in construction.“The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry was impacted by favourable weather conditions, which resulted in higher crop yields. The other agricultural crops subindustry, which includes animal farming, forestry and fishing, grew by 5.3 per cent. This was largely attributed to growth in root crops by 6.6 per cent; vegetables, 9.2 per cent; and animal farming, 4.1 per cent, due mainly to an increase in broiler production,” Ms. Coy noted.With regards to the manufacturing industry, she pointed out that the higher output was due largely to increases in subindustries food, beverages, tobacco and other manufactured goods.“Food, beverages and tobacco grew by two per cent, mainly influenced by increased production in meat and meat products, processing and preservation of fruits and vegetables, dairy products, bakery products and beverages,” Ms. Coy said.“Other manufacturing grew by two per cent, largely due to increased production in chemicals and chemical products, refined petroleum products and non-metallic mineral products,” she added. Director General, Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN), Carol Coy, has reported that Jamaica’s mining and quarrying industry grew by 30.8 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018, mainly due to the reopening of the Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO)/Alpart bauxite company in Nain, St. Elizabeth. She was speaking at STATIN’s press conference regarding the release of the March 2019 Consumer Price Index and January 2019 Labour Force Survey, at their offices on Cecelio Avenue in St. Andrew on April 16. Ms. Coy also announced that during the fourth quarter of 2018, the Jamaican economy grew by two per cent when compared to the same quarter of 2017. Story Highlightslast_img read more

17 Sep

San Diego Unifieds annual art exhibit performing arts award ceremony

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Unified School District hosted its annual Student Art Exhibit today to showcase art from students around the districtThe exhibit included 640 pieces of art by students in transitional kindergarten through grade 12. Art from students at 12 high schools, 10 middle schools, 26 elementary schools are one K-8 school had their art featured in the exhibit.The district honored 16 students, teachers, staff members and parents with its Visual and Performing Arts Spotlight Award for outstanding contributions in the artistic fields. The four students receiving VAPA Spotlight Awards also received $250 scholarships.“As educators it is our responsibility to educate the whole child, and nurture our students’ artistic skills in order to unlock their genius,” said district Superintendent Cindy Marten. “Encouraging their success within the arts is just as important as reading and writing. We must learn to follow our creative instincts, experiment, try, fail, try again, be curious and go out and explore the world.” San Diego Unified’s annual art exhibit, performing arts award ceremony KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

12 Sep

Florence The Machine Debut Hunger Video Reveal New Album Details

first_img https://twitter.com/flo_tweet/status/992110290442510336 ‘High As Hope’ LP will drop June 29 and Florence Welch & The Machine shared an appetizer that will leave you hungering for more Philip MerrillGRAMMYs May 4, 2018 – 4:39 pm The hopes of Florence Welch & The Machine fans were raised with the April 12 release of “Sky Full Of Song” and its accompanying video, which already has more than 6 million views on YouTube. On May 3 the Welch & Co. dropped a second helping with “Hunger” and announced the June 29 release date for their upcoming album, High As Hope.High As Hope will mark the follow-up to Florence Welch & The Machine’s third studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which received a nomination at the 58th GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album and reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Interviewed at a Recording Academy Texas Chapter event that year, Welch described her emotional-sonic combination on GRAMMY-nominated songs such as “Ship To Wreck” and “What Kind Of Man,” saying, “I had those really big feelings and so in order to express them, I needed to make big sounds.” Florence & The Machine Debut “Hunger” Video, Reveal New Album Details New Florence Welch Video & Upcoming Album florence-machine-debut-hunger-video-reveal-new-album-details Email News Facebook Twitter As for her newest songs, the videos for “Sky Full Of Song” and “Hunger” were directed by AG Rojas. Welch described the first ballad as being based on the “incredible, celestial, but somehow lonely feeling” of coming down from the high of performance.”We all have a hunger” is the sentiment behind “Hunger,” with the lyric addressing deep issues of love, death, bodies, and beauty. Exemplifying the song’s message of how life can grow from following expressive drives, Welch puts her own body into it with dancing driven by the same passion we rely on in her vocals and composition. “Hunger” is an anthem that lets you savor its wonderful taste, but like an appetizer, it will leave you hungry for more.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

5 Sep

Vijay Devarakonda even more tensed about his brothers career after watching Dorasani

first_imgVijay Devarakonda with his brother Anand DevarakondaTwitterActor Anand Devarakonda, who is making his acting debut with Dorasani (Dorasaani), has revealed that his brother Vijay Devarakonda is very tensed about his career even after watching the film.Dorasani is slated for its theatrical release on July 12. Its promos have grabbed many eyeballs and generated a lot of curiosity about the film. Anand Devarakonda, who has pinned a lot of hopes on the movie, is currently busy promoting the flick, which is expected to get him the big break of his career.”Dorasani is a periodic love story set in the rural areas of Telangana. The film is a very realistic approach towards filmmaking and none of the roles are forced. The happenings are real and we have shot the film is some real locations to get the authentic vibe. The hard-hitting proceedings will surely shock the audience,” Anand Devarakonda told 123Telugu.What has raised more curiosity about Dorasani is that Anand Devarakonda is the brother of Vijay Devarakonda, who is the most successful actor among the younger generation of stars. Until its pre-release event, the Geetha Govindam star did not talk about Anand’s career and Dorasani.When asked about his brother’s reaction, Anand told, “Vijay was super tensed before watching the film. He had no hopes on the project and watched it with an open mind. Once he saw me perform, he was very happy. There is no denying the fact that he is even more tensed now as the film is ready for a release.”However, Anand Devarakonda has quit his engineering job at a reputed company like Deloitte in the US to pursue a career in acting. His brother Vijay Devarakonda was very upset with his decision and he stopped talking to Anand. The actor himself revealed it at the pre-release event of Dorasani, where he was a chief guest.Addressing the event of Dorasani, Vijay Devarakonda said, “I didn’t like Anand quitting his job at Deloitte in the USA. I told him that acting is not an easy job. Since that day, I didn’t inquire about how Dorasaani was progressing. I watched the film before coming to the event and I must say, the entire team has made me proud.”last_img read more

3 Sep

SC accepts lower court judges disciplinary rules

first_imgSupreme CourtThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted the gazette notification on the disciplinary rules for lower court judges, reports UNB.A five-member Appellate Division bench, led by acting chief justice Abdul Wahhab Miah, granted the disciplinary rules citing that the government issued the gazette giving primacy to the opinions of the apex court at every stage.Some media outlets are making unnecessary comments on gazette notification without reading it, the apex court observed.Earlier, attorney general Mahbubey Alam read out the gazette on judges’ disciplinary rules before the Appellate Division bench.On 11 December last, the government issued the gazette notification.Later, on 13 December, the SC fixed 3 January (today) for an order on the notification.The lower judiciary was officially separated in November 2007 but the disciplinary rules for lower court judges had not been formulated.On 2 December 1999, the Supreme Court in the Masdar Hossain case issued a seven-point directive, including formulating separate disciplinary rules, for the lower court judges.The law ministry on 7 May 2015 sent a draft of the rules to the Supreme Court which was similar to the Government Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1985.last_img read more

3 Sep

Man killed in Satkhira gunfight

first_imggunfightAn accused of a rape incident was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Hijaldi village of Kalaroa upazila in Satkhira early Sunday, reports UNB.The deceased is Sohag Dalal of Boalia village and the lone accused of the rape case, filed on Saturday, in connection of raping a class III student.Being tipped off a team of police in a drive arrested Sohag around 2:00am, said Biplab Nath, officer-in-charge of Kolaroa Police Station.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, Sohag and his associates hurled brick chips and bombs towards police, prompting them to retaliate, triggering the gun battle, leaving Sohag injured, said the OC.Later, he was rushed to Kolaroa Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead. Two assistant sub-inspectors were also injured during the ‘gunfight’.Police also recovered one shooter gun and five round bullets from the spot.The law enforcement’s version of the event was, however, not verified independently as no version of the incident was available immediately either from any witnesses or from any members of the victim’s family.last_img read more

3 Sep

Russia forces among dozens dead in IS east Syria attacks

first_imgA man carries a wounded child out of a building following a car bomb explosion in the northern Syrian city of Idlib on May 26, 2018. Photo : AFP Russia forces among dozens dead in IS east Syria attacksRussian fighters were among dozens of pro-government forces killed in eastern Syria this week in a deadly wave of attacks by Islamic State group jihadists, Moscow and a monitor said Sunday.After the collapse of its so-called “caliphate” last year, IS now only holds tiny pockets of Syria, mainly in the vast desert stretching to its eastern border.This week, the jihadists ramped up their hit-and-run attacks on regime positions there, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor.The deadliest was on Wednesday, when IS targeted a group of Syrian and allied Russian fighters near the town of Mayadeen in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.”There were 35 pro-government forces killed, including at least nine Russians. Some of those Russian nationals were government troops, but not all of them,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.The remaining 26 were all Syrian forces, he told AFP. A steadfast ally of President Bashar al-Assad, Moscow has helped his army recapture swathes of territory since 2015 by providing air strikes and ground troops.There are also widespread reports of private Russian mercenaries on the ground.Moscow’s defence ministry said Sunday four of its servicemen were killed in clashes in Deir Ezzor.Two were military advisers supporting Syrian artillery operations and died immediately, and another two died of their wounds in a Russian-operated military hospital in Syria.Three others were wounded.IS claims attackRussia did not specify when, where, or whether IS was involved, but it appeared to be the same incident as the IS attack reported near Mayadeen.The jihadist group itself claimed it attacked regime forces in eastern Syria on Wednesday.The assault was the largest in series of IS guerilla raids on regime positions this week.On Tuesday, 26 regime forces were killed in a surprise IS attack in desert areas of the neighbouring province of Homs, according to the Observatory.And a pair of IS assaults between Saturday night and Sunday morning killed at least 11 pro-regime forces in Deir Ezzor.”The latest attack brings to 76 the number of Syrian troops and allied Iranian and Russian forces killed since the escalation,” Abdel Rahman said Sunday.He said the uptick came the day after the last IS fighters were bussed out of southern parts of Syria’s capital Damascus, including the ravaged Palestinian camp of Yarmuk, in a negotiated withdrawal.Many headed towards the Badiya, the stretch of Syrian desert extending from Homs province through Deir Ezzor to the eastern border with Iraq.The Observatory said the evacuated fighters were actively involved in the recent attacks.”IS is trying to take the initiative and show it can still threaten the regime and its allies despite the losses it suffered in other areas,” said Abdel Rahman.Government positions in the Badiya make for an easy target: they are few and far between, so reinforcements take a long time to arrive.’Hinder’ armyRussian-backed Syrian troops hold the western half of Deir Ezzor province, which is divided diagonally by the Euphrates River. US-backed fighters hold the east bank.The river is meant to serve as a de-confliction line to prevent the two sides from clashing as they pursue separate assaults against IS.A Syrian military source based in the east told AFP that Assad’s troops had cleared large parts of territory from IS, which was now lashing out.”Daesh wants to hinder the army’s combing operations in the Badiya by waging these intermittent attacks,” said the source, using the Arabic acronym for IS.It confirmed Russian military advisers were present during Wednesday’s attack and were among those killed.Russia’s government officially acknowledges that 92 soldiers have been killed in Syria, although some estimate the number is even higher.The highest casualties were in March, when a transport plane crashed at Hmeimim airbase where Moscow’s airforce is based, killing all 39 people on board.On Sunday, a local Russian newspaper in the Siberian city of Chita reported on the funerals of four soldiers it said were killed in Syria on May 23.The international group Conflict Intelligence Team said up to six Russian soldiers could have been killed in the attack, quoting social media reports of a funeral for a Russian soldier that took place in the Western Russian city of Smolensk this week.last_img read more

2 Sep

Mumps Confirmed In 7 Detainees At Houston ICE Facility

first_imgCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)This illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of a spherical-shaped, mumps virus particle that is studded with glycoprotein tubercles.Health officials said Saturday seven cases of the mumps have been confirmed at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston.The Houston Health Department said that the seven adults were detained during their infectious period. Health officials say there’s no evidence the disease was transmitted outside the facility.The health department is working with the facility on infection control.Mumps is contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing. Common symptoms are fever, headache, and painfully swollen salivary glands that can cause puffy cheeks. Most people recover within weeks. Outbreaks are rare but have happened in Texas and the Houston region.The mumps vaccine is part of routine childhood shots. U.S. health officials recommend that by age 6, all children get vaccinated for mumps, measles and rubella. Sharelast_img read more

30 Aug

3 Ways to Integrate Traffic Analytics Into Your Sales Management Platform

first_imgMarch 2, 2017 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Sales management is a priority for most businesses. We all strive for more sales, and the key to more sales involves setting up a productive sales management process. By utilizing all kinds of analytics reports, you can improve your sales process efficiency and maximize your team’s productivity by giving them visual tools to nurture, analyze and verify leads.Related: Helping Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Make the Digital TransformationHere are three ways you can provide your team with more insight by integrating various analytics reports into your sales management platforms.1. For SaaS and ecommerce: Pipedrive plus Ringostat.One of the most useful recent integrations, this one presents lots of exciting opportunities for businesses.Pipedrive is the sales management platform allowing you to capture leads, create an efficient lead nurturing and optimize the sales process to its full potential. Ringostat is the call analytics platform allowing you to increase the performance of your advertising campaigns and optimize business workflow.Together they provide powerful opportunities for small businesses, allowing them to capture incoming calls automatically, analyze which types of calls worked best for converting leads into customers and to identify what’s your company busiest and most successful time of the day, in terms of successful calls.The two tools will let you analyze and maximize your team efficiency by creating the most effective workflow.2. For B2B: Google Analytics into leads with Leadfeeder.People who have visited your site are your potential leads. They may remember your brand, and they will be more willing to discuss your offering.Leadfeeder is a solid B2B lead generation platform that recognizes that opportunity, turning your Google Analytics reports into a lead powerhouse. The tool identifies companies behind your Google Analytics sessions, verifying those leads for you based on how much time they spend on your site and how closely you are connected to their employees on Linkedin.Related: Tailoring Your Sales Pitch to Your Customer’s PersonalityLeadfeeder sorts your leads based on how often the person visited your site and how many pages they went through before exiting. The idea is that the more the web visitor is familiar with your site, the more chances you have to convert them into customers. Leadfeeder also has some neat project management tools, allowing you to set up alerts based on the traffic source and automatically share different types of leads with members of your team.It’s a good idea to create specific Leadfeeder filters to monitor leads that visit your lead generation pages, like video teasers, public case studies and ebook download pages. This way you’ll be able to measure the effectiveness of your landing pages as well as customize your pitch. 3. For Anyone: Salesforce plus Google Analytics into Cyfe.If you haven’t heard of Salesforce, you haven’t been listening. It’s everywhere these days. Salesforce is rumored to be interested in acquiring Twitter. There are a few cool integrations with Salesforce. My favorite is the ability to integrate it into my marketing monitoring dashboard. You can easily integrate their reports into a multi-feature business platform called Cyfe. Here are various types of Salesforce reports you can retrieve in your Cyfe dashboard.Related: How to Build the Best Marketing Strategy You Can Using Only Free ToolsThe beauty of using the business dashboard is that you can integrate all types of Google Analytics reports into the same dashboard and get the bird’s eye view of how your referrals work and how they result into sales.If your site runs on WordPress, you can create a similar dashboard right inside your WordPress admin backend. Colorlib has a detailed tutorial describing how you can build an HTML5 WordPress dashboard that would include various Google Analytics reports as well as sales stats inside. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 4 min read Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more