Religious landmark being established in Leguan

first_imgThrough the voluntary donations of many business entities, a 45-foot Murti is being constructed in RegionThe 45-foot incomplete sculpture of the Hanuman MurtiThree, (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Leguan Island.The Hanuman Murti will be located in the compound of the Rama Krishna Mandir, and is said to be one of the biggest Hindu deity’s statue in the country.The sculpture is voluntarily being built by the owner of JP Sculpting, Jainarine Prahalla, through donations of the public, including David Persaud Investments Ltd and David/Leila Persaud Foundation.The statue is to be completed by the end of August, 2016 with an expected grand four-day celebration to commemorate the opening.last_img

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Americans not eating enough fruits, veggies

first_imgATLANTA – Fewer than a third of American adults eat the amount of fruits and vegetables the government recommends, a trend that’s remained steady for more than a decade, health officials said Thursday. That’s “well below” the government’s goal of getting 75percent of Americans to eat two servings of fruits and having half of the population consume three servings of vegetables each day by 2010, said Dr. Larry Cohen of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The diet survey, part of a huge federal health survey of every state, is based on responses from 305,000 adults in 2005. It indicates the country is only about halfway toward meeting its healthy eating goal three years from now. “We’re really concerned with the lack of success in meeting these national goals,” said Cohen, who works in CDC’s nutrition and physical activity division. Although the rate of fruit and vegetable consumption has remained unchanged since 1994, health officials said the goal is still within reach. Specifically, the survey showed that 27percent of adults ate vegetables three times a day, and about 33percent ate fruit twice a day. A serving size is a half-cup for most fruits and vegetables, one cup for leafy greens. Senior citizens were more likely than others to follow Mom’s advice to eat more veggies, with slightly more than a third of that group eating three or more servings each day. Younger adults, age 18 to 24, ate the fewest vegetables. Nearly four-fifths of that age category scraped the veggies to the side of their plates – if they had vegetables on the plate at all. Likewise, seniors also ate the most fruit, with nearly 46percent eating two or more servings of fruit daily. People age 35 to 44 ate fruit the least, with fewer than 28percent eating the recommended amount daily. Cohen said future surveys will ask people what other foods they are eating. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Real star linked with Chelsea and Di Matteo linked with manager’s job at Fulham

first_imgJose Mourinho has lined up midfielder Sami Khedira to join him at Chelsea, the Sunday Mirror say.Mourinho is widely expected to return to Chelsea from Real Madid, where Germany international Khedira has been since 2010.It is claimed that Khedira would cost the Blues around £20m and that strengthening the centre of Chelsea’s midfield is one of Mourinho’s top priorities.The Sunday Mirror also say Chelsea are set to open contract talks with Frank Lampard.Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is in the frame to replace Martin Jol as Fulham manager, according to the Sunday People.It is claimed that Jol’s future at Craven Cottage is in doubt because of a dispute over his budget for next season and that Di Matteo is being discussed as a possible successor.A number of newspapers link Jol with the vacant manager’s job at Everton, including the Sunday Express, who also say striker Mladen Petric is looking to quit Fulham and return to Germany.Meanwhile, QPR are interested in Southampton right-back Frazer Richardson, again according to the People.It is claimed that Richardson, 30, is one of the players Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has identified as a possible signing for the Championship next season.The People also say Newcastle have made a move for QPR striker Loic Remy.It is claimed the Tyneside club have contacted Remy’s representative in an effort to steal a march on Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool, who have also been linked with him.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Mississippi State Releases Awesome “Relentless” Hype Video

first_imgA Mississippi State player scores a touchdown over an LSU defender.Mississippi State Hype VideoMississippi State suffered a tough loss to Georgia Tech in last year’s Orange Bowl, but all in all, the Bulldogs had a great season. MSU opened the 2014 campaign with nine straight victories, including wins over LSU, Auburn and Arkansas, before falling in a close contest to Alabama. The Bulldogs, in early November, were the No. 1 ranked team in the country. And they posted double-digit victories for just the second time in their program’s history.The 2015 Bulldogs aren’t being picked by many to be quite as successful, but with star quarterback Dak Prescott returning, they may surprise a few people. Thursday, the school released an awesome hype video titled “Relentless” to tease the 2015 campaign. Enjoy, MSU fans:last_img

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JAMPRO Collating Recommendations on Draft National Investment Policy

first_imgStory Highlights Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is seeking to finalise the collation of stakeholder recommendations from consultations now under way with key government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), on the draft National Investment Policy (NIP) Green Paper by the end of the week. Mrs. Cox was speaking at a National Investment Policy Forum, jointly hosted by JAMPRO and the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Tuesday (October 9). Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is seeking to finalise the collation of stakeholder recommendations from consultations now under way with key government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), on the draft National Investment Policy (NIP) Green Paper by the end of the week.Vice President of JAMPRO, Shullette Cox, said this is aimed at updating the document for presentation to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, which has portfolio responsibility for JAMPRO.Mrs. Cox was speaking at a National Investment Policy Forum, jointly hosted by JAMPRO and the Management Institute for National Development (MIND), at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Tuesday (October 9).JAMPRO, the Government’s investment promotion agency, serves as the NIP Technical Secretariat.Mrs. Cox noted that the Ministry is expected to conduct a review of the policy, for which it has overarching responsibility, as well as other supporting engagements to finalise the Green Paper for submission to Cabinet for deliberation, approval, and subsequent tabling in Parliament.In this regard, she is encouraging public-sector stakeholders yet to finalise their comments and recommendations to endeavour do so and submit them by Friday (October 12).“We are working on very tight timelines, because we do want to update the document and submit it to the Ministry as soon as possible,” the Vice President said, while pointing out that the agency will consider extending the timeline where requested.Mrs. Cox said barring no delays, it is anticipated that the Policy could be implemented by the end of the 2019/20 fiscal year.The forum was held under the theme ‘Enhancing Jamaica’s Competitiveness among Global Investors’.Mrs. Cox, who heads JAMPRO’s Research Advocacy and Project Implementation Division, said the current round of consultations commenced in September following the Green Paper’s drafting and submission by a special consultant in June, and subsequent approval by a 15-member Policy Steering Committee (PSC), chaired by Government Senator, Don Wehby, in July.She said the document was disseminated to all stakeholders who were initially identified in the draft among those who the NIP will impact, for the feedback.Among the responders, to date, are the Office of the Cabinet; Ministries of National Security, and Justice; National Environment and Planning Agency; and Jamaica International Financial Services Authority.Mrs. Cox indicated that a short-term consultant has been recruited to assist in incorporating all of the comments and recommendations.She pointed out that JAMPRO has earmarked fiscal year 2019/20 for wider national consultations, the outcomes of which will serve to further refine the Policy, “before again tabling it in Parliament, hopefully as a White Paper, by the end of fiscal year 2019/20”.Noting that public education and sensitisation “is going to be critical”. Mrs. Cox said once the Green Paper is tabled in Parliament, “then we will go big on communication… both in the private and public sectors”.The National Investment Policy aims to establish a comprehensive policy framework that will guide the development, administration and monitoring of the investment community, to ensure cohesion among all related initiatives, programmes, incentives regime and stakeholder contributions. Vice President of JAMPRO, Shullette Cox, said this is aimed at updating the document for presentation to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, which has portfolio responsibility for JAMPRO.last_img read more

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Euronav Arranges Salvage Ops for Grounded Tanker

first_imgzoom Euronav’s crude oil tanker M/T Alex, which ran aground on April 12, could soon be freed as the ship’s managers hired two salvage firms to undertake the ship’s refloating operation.Namely, Euronav Ship Management agreed with SMIT Singapore Pte Ltd. and PT Samudera Indonesia to carry out the salvage works which will include lightening of the vessel by ship to ship transfer of cargo.Following the tanker’s grounding on a soft mud bottom while sailing between Borneo and Sumatra, continuous monitoring of its condition “has confirmed no breach of hull, cargo containment, or mechanical failures,” according to Euronav.The company said that the 299,446 dwt ship is still safely aground at the same position, where it ran into trouble while it was on its way to Ningbo, China.Following meetings with the Indonesian Authorities, the necessary arrangements for antipollution, fire-fighting and security at the site were agreed on April 17.Euronav said that permission to start a diving survey was granted and is underway, while tank inspection with the presence of Class surveyor has been planned for April 19.The ship’s managers earlier informed that “no injuries or pollution have been reported.”last_img read more

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September 14 2003 DIFFERENT SKIES 2003 GROUP The

first_imgSeptember 14, 2003DIFFERENT SKIES 2003 GROUP: The first, of what we hope will become an annual event, ELECTRONIC SPACE MUSIC FESTIVAL at Arcosanti was a definite success. Participants: >>from left>> Duane Ford, Dave Brewer, Brian Good, Bill Fox [yellow shirt], Doug Wellington, Greg Waltzer, David Tristram, Clark Salisbury, Mike Metlay, James Lacey, Tim Walters, Otso Pakarinen, John Duval, Paul Vnuk, Giles Reaves and Dave Fulton. Per organizer Mike Medlay: – The participants had a great time and it should be noted that at least two groups formed at DIFFERENT SKIES plan to continue working together and recording albums thanks to the inspiration of the event. – [Photo & text: sa]last_img

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Nicolas de Tavernost president of French commerci

first_imgNicolas de Tavernost, president of French commercial broadcaster M6, has said he will remain vigilant on Canal Plus’s implementation of its acquisition of free-to-air channels Direct 8 and Direct Star following the French competition authority’s green light for the deal.Speaking to analysts, De Tavernost said that M6 would analyse the competition authority’s decision in detail when it was published and had not ruled anything out at this stage. He said the conditions imposed by the regulator appeared to be “relatively light”.M6 was hit by a weak advertising market in the second quarter, with the main channel’s ad revenues declining by 6.6%.last_img

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Netflix is planning to raise US400 million €296

first_imgNetflix is planning to raise US$400 million (€296 million) in long-term debt in the first quarter of this year as it plans to “significantly increase” investments in original programming and international expansion.In its annual report, filed yesterday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Netflix said that it expects to substantially increase its investment in original content in 2014, but cautioned this would still represent “less than 10% of our overall global content expense.”It also said that it plans to continue to grow its services internationally, and expects a “substantial European expansion in 2014” – an intention first outlined in its fourth quarter investment announcement last month.“To take advantage of the current favourable interest rate environment, we plan to obtain approximately US$400 million in long term debt in the first quarter of 2014,” said Netflix in the filing.“Our ability to obtain this, or any additional financing that we may choose to or need to obtain, will depend on, among other things, our development efforts, business plans, operating performance and the condition of the capital markets at the time we seek financing.”Referring to its original content plans – which has already seen Netflix produce acclaimed series such as House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black – the firm said that these shows, as well as content that is licensed in an earlier window through an output deal, will “typically require more up-front cash payments.”For full year 2013, Netflix said that free cash flow was negative US$16.3 million – $128.7 million lower than net income – with an excess of net income over free cash flow increasing year-on-year thanks to higher content investments.Netflix also admitted that viewing patterns for its original productions were “significantly higher in the first few months” relative to the rest of the shows’ four-year predicted amortization period than previously estimated.As a result, it was forced to change its contribution estimates for these shows leading to a US$18.9 million decrease in contribution profit for the domestic streaming segment and a US$6.1 million increase in contribution loss for the international streaming segment for full year 2013.“The effect of this change in estimate was a decrease in operating income and net income of US$25.0 million and US$15.4 million, respectively for the year ended December 31, 2013,” said Netflix.The firm did not disclose which markets it planned to roll out to next. Its most recent European launches were in Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway in October 2012 and in the Netherlands in September 2013.last_img read more

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