first_img94, of Bayonne passed away on February 7, 2018 in the comfort of his house and surrounded by his wife of seventy years, Helen (nee: Protokowicz) Suarez. He was proud to be the Chapter President of Local 195 at the New Jersey City University. Having served in the army during WWII, he was a member of Pacific Theater of Operations. He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph Sr. and Maria (nee: Longuira) Suarez; his sisters, Gloria and Conseulo; and his brothers, Anthony and Gabriel. He is survived by his wife, Helen; his children, Richard and his wife, Sherral Suarez, and Denise and her spouse, Nick Giancaspro; his brother, Ben; his grandchildren, Graig Suarez, Tracey McCarrick and her spouse, Craig, and Gillian Giancaspro; and his great-granddaughter, Juliet McCarrick. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Joseph’s name to the American Heart Association. Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24 E. 19th St.last_img read more

Eat chain launches Xmas menu

first_imgHigh street sandwich and cafe brand Eat has launched its Christmas food range.The Festive Full Works range features traditional seasonal flavours across hot pots, baguettes and bloomers along with a Festive Full Works Hot Roll new for this year.Other meals available at all of Eat’s 100-plus UK stores include a turkey hot pot (£4.95) with a vegetable medley stew, mashed potato and cranberry sauce; a three-meat bloomer (£3.65) with turkey, smoked ham, pork, sage stuffing and cranberry sauce on multi-seed bread; and vegetarian meals such as the chestnut hot pot 9£4.85) – a baked roll filled with sage and onion turkey, cranberry sauce and rocket.There is also a brie and cranberry toasted sandwich (£3.99) and a low-calorie option of a turkey and cranberry wrap (£3.50).Sweet options include the Merry Mincemeat Crumble Bar (£1.65) – an all-butter shortbread base topped with cranberry mincemeat and crumble; and a cranberry and almond slice (£1.65) with almond frangipane sponge and juicy dried cranberries topped with flaked almonds.Eat is currently undergoing a major refurbishment programme of all its stores with all to be completed by the end of 2014. Outlets in Windsor, Berkshire, St Anne’s in Manchester and Canterbury re-opened with the new look this week.last_img read more

Fighting for education, and nation’s future

first_imgIt’s exciting when Geoffrey Canada steps to the podium. The driving force behind the Harlem Children’s Zone, which the New York Times has called “one of the most ambitious social experiments of our time,” Canada unleashed his trademark passion and fire for his ongoing work on a captivated crowd Wednesday at Longfellow Hall.“The country is in real peril,” cautioned Canada, who cited research that indicates the nation’s failing public education system is hurting a wide swath of middle-class families. “It’s not about a few kids anymore.”He warned the future educators and administrators in the audience at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) to get ready for the toughest fight of their lives, noting how his own work has been widely criticized by those who feel threatened by innovation.“Be prepared to be attacked,” he said.  “This is not for the faint of heart. This is hand-to-hand combat trying to save these kids.”Canada was on campus to receive the Harvard Graduate School of Education Medal for Educational Impact, the School’s highest honor that recognizes those who demonstrate an outstanding contribution to the field of education.During a special Askwith Forum, HGSE Dean Kathleen McCartney introduced Canada as “a trailblazer whose passion for education equity has inspired a generation. He is a visionary who saw a need, and built an organization to meet it. He is an innovator who created a solution that others strive to emulate.”In the ’90s, Canada created the Harlem Children’s Zone, a nonprofit with a revolutionary approach to community development that includes a network of medical, educational, and social services. What began as an effort to help one square block in Harlem now serves more than 10,000 children, and more than 7,000 adults with its network of programs and services.Canada’s work has gained national attention and is the inspiration behind the Obama administration’s Promise Neighborhoods, an initiative that funds organizations that develop similar, inclusive, school-based, community models.“It is so good to be back home,” Canada, who received his master’s degree from HGSE in 1975, told a full house.His talk focused in large part on his transformative year at Harvard and his connection with “powerful forces” at the School. They were educators, he said, “who hit the ground and absolutely worked with me hand in hand in the trenches on this work.”Dean Kathleen McCartney introduced Canada as “a trailblazer whose passion for education equity has inspired a generation.”Canada, one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2011, studied psychology and sociology as an undergraduate at Bowdoin College, hoping to save “children like myself,” from underserved communities with little chance of success in school.But the schoolwork, he said, was heavily based on theory, with no clinical approach. “I didn’t know what to do with this stuff,” he said. When he excelled in pharmacology and physiology classes, the school’s top officials told him he should become a doctor. And Canada seriously considered that until he realized, “I didn’t like sick people.”What he loved were children who needed all sorts of help. Tired of hearing the refrain that education wasn’t considered a serious profession, he came to Harvard because it was “the most serious place.”In Cambridge, he searched out the people applying science to education, and those working in the field, getting their hands dirty. “I wanted science. I wanted to know what it would take,” he said. Harvard Professor Bruce Baker, who was using the field of behaviorism in the classroom with children, was one of those “powerful forces.”Canada went on to work with Baker after graduation in a camp for disabled and emotionally troubled children. The camp only admitted the most challenging kids, he recalled.For Canada, Baker constantly set an example as someone who refused to give up on any child, no matter how troubled.“Do you know what that taught me?” said Canada. “I never doubted again that every kid could learn. … That’s the leadership I learned.”Another life-changing mentor for Canada was Harvard’s John Schlien.With a wife and two children to support, Canada took the first job offered to him. It was a teaching position in a new school in Boston founded by Schlien, who collected the most troubled public school high school kids, many of whom were fueling the Boston riots during busing desegregation, and put them together under one roof.“I had never seen outright racism until I came to Boston,” said the South Bronx native who called his experience with the angry students “the teacher’s equivalent of ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.’ ”But, supported by Schlien, “the real deal,” who showed him the importance of supporting students by connecting with them using a holistic approach, he succeeded, and thrived.“People wonder why I supply all these supports to these kids. I found out early on in my career that this other stuff is important as human beings. It’s important to all of us. Why would it not be more important to these kids who are growing up with nothing?”From his Harvard time, Canada said he learned other important lessons that he uses daily in his work, like holding people accountable, using the scientific data available, and trusting the evaluation process. Above all, he said, he learned never to accept defeat.“If you want to be in education,” said Canada, “you can’t be prepared to accept failure.”last_img read more

Centennial Company.

first_imgAs the 4-H Club celebrates its centennial year, the organizationannounces its National 4-H Hall of Fame April 11. Among the first100 inductees are posthumous selections for Georgians HermanTalmadge, Bill Sutton and G.C. Adams.”This Hall of Fame will honor those who have made significantcontributions to the 4-H movement during its first 100 years,” said Bo Ryles, state 4-H leader for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Each state and the District of Columbia was given the opportunity to submit up to three nominees. “We are honored in Georgia to have all three of our nominees selected for induction,” Ryles said.Sen. Talmadge, who died last week, was a champion for young people and agriculture. “4-H held a special place in his heart,” Ryles said. “He continually found ways to support 4-H.”Talmadge’s most lasting contribution to Georgia 4-H is Rock Eagle4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga. As Georgia’s governor, Talmadge led the state to commit funds to match private donations and to provide prison labor to construct Rock Eagle, now the largest 4-H center in the world.While serving as U.S. senator, Talmadge continued the 4-H Patronage Program begun by Sen. Richard Russell. The program made it possible for college-age Georgia 4-H’ers to work on the Georgia senator’s staff for one year. The program continues in modified form today.In retirement, Talmadge continued to be a loyal supporter, donor and champion for Georgia 4-H.W.A. “Bill” Sutton of Swainsboro, Ga., was the director of the UGA Agricultural Extension Service from 1954 to 1963. He was the Georgia 4-H leader in 1942-54 and a county Extension Service agent. He is best known as the founder of the Rock Eagle 4-H Center, and he led the purchase of land for the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Md.Sutton was intensely interested in the development of a statewide4-H Youth Center. In 1950, when he heard that the acreage at theRock Eagle mound and lake near Eatonton was possibly available, he flew to Washington to secure the federally owned area.After a visit with Rep. Carl Vinson, the acreage was deeded to the University of Georgia for the 4-H Center. Ground was broken on the center in 1951.G.C. Adams of Oxford, Ga., is credited with being the founder of 4-H in Georgia. He began the Newton County Corn Club in December 1904.This club was followed by the Tomato Club and other farm productsclubs, canning clubs and ultimately the 4-H Clubs of Georgia,coordinated into one nationwide movement in 1921.The National 4-H Hall of Fame is a project of the public relations and information committee of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.New inductees will be admitted each year. The Hall of Fame willexist exclusively in cyberspace. All inductee will have their ownWeb pages. The web address will be announced on April 11.last_img read more

India’s Tata Power closing uneconomic 500MW coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ET Power Company has decommissioned ‘Unit 6’ of 500 megawatts at its Trombay thermal power plant in Mumbai, citing the high cost of generation and its inability to get a power purchase agreement after the earlier one expired in March 2018.The Trombay unit has an installed generation capacity of 1,580 MW, which supplies electricity to the majority of consumers – both bulk and retail – in Mumbai.“We have informed the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) regarding retirement & decommissioning of Unit 6. CEA has approved the same and sent us a letter in this regard,” Tata Power said in a response to an email query from ET.The decision to retire Unit-6 (500 MW) of Trombay thermal power station has been taken by Tata Power Company, based on its own techno-economic reasons, and based on its decision, the capacity of this unit is being deleted from the database of All India Installed Capacity, CEA said in a letter which ET has access to.“It is seen that the decision to decommission Unit-6 of Trombay TPS has been taken by Tata Power Company due to the high cost of generation and capacity tie-up could not be achieved after expiry of PPA on March 31. The approval for decommissioning of Unit-6 (500 MW) at Trombay TPS has been accorded by the competent authority on 30.07.2019,” CEA said.Tata Power has an installed capacity of 10,957 MW, with renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 30 per cent of the company’s portfolio.More: Tata Power decommissions 500-MW unit at Trombay in Mumbai citing high cost India’s Tata Power closing uneconomic 500MW coal plantlast_img read more

Brisbane River features in Palm Springs-inspired Aspley home

first_img <<>> Now it is time to sell, he is feeling more than a little emotional about the move.“It’s probably because I’ve had a different time here with entertaining, having my godkids over, and it has been a huge change from what it was to what it is now.”The renovation involved replacing the bathroom, kitchen, changing flooring and lighting. On a 1744sq m block, this could be your piece of Palm Springs.The inspiration for the rebuild has been an internal wall in the main living area made from Brisbane River stones.It was designed by the original Canadian architect in the mid-century modern style and the renovation has taken shape around it. There’s that cabinetry again, this time in the kitchen.Rooms were flipped, doors and windows replaced and the entire 1744sq m block was landscaped with a pool added. Check out the ceiling, that’s original compressed straw.The property is a battle-axe block, which Mr Muir prefers because of its privacy from the road and security features. A flat, usable block and 12m swimming pool with room for four cars. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoAnd where would mid-century modern be without a bit of Aussie expressionism?For the next four years he lived and worked on 153 Kirby Rd at Aspley, integrating that mid-century modern design into every room. Custom cabinetry is a feature throughout the house. This is one of the four bedrooms.“When I buy a house, it’s not an emotional purchase, I look at the location, schools, hospitals, main roads. I have a checklist,’’ he said.“I try to enjoy turning something average in to something pretty amazing.” “For the calm this is my favourite room,’’ he said.“The Brisbane River stones are tranquil and there’s a beautiful filtered light that comes through. It’s a calm and peaceful space.”Mr Muir travelled to Palm Beach in California for the annual Modernism Week celebration where he brushed up on mid-century modern architecture before beginning the renovation. Rock walls are a feature of mid-century modern architecture, and an antler chandelier doesn’t go astray either.KEVIN Muir is a flight attendant by night and a career renovator by day.His latest transformation is a little piece of Palm Beach in Aspley. HERE’S SOME MORE PALM SPRINGS-STYLED HOMES FOR SALElast_img read more

Women’s groups call for EU-wide ban

first_imgBBC News 4 December 2012More than 200 women’s rights groups are calling for laws to make paying for sex a crime across the European Union. Campaigners presented key policy recommendations for legislation to MEPs in Brussels on Wednesday. “Prostitution is a form of violence, an obstacle to gender equality and an open door for organised crime to develop,” a campaign spokeswoman told the BBC. But opponents say the move is likely to drive the prostitution industry further underground. The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), which leads the campaign, wants EU member states to implement six key policies, including the criminalisation of all forms of procuring, and the creation of effective exit programmes for sex workers. “The most important thing to understand about prostitution is that imposing sexual intercourse with money is a form of violence that shouldn’t be accepted,” EWL spokeswoman Pierrette Pape told the BBC. “If we understand that, we can then put comprehensive policies into place that will change mentalities and respect gender equality between women and men.” read more

DILG sets 75-day deadline for clearing barangay roads

first_img Dino said that some barangay officials, particularly in Manila City, were not able to clear their roads from obstructions the first time the DILG has issued the same ultimatum a year ago. The Department of Interior and Local Government on Monday said it has ordered officials to clear local roads in 75 days under the second round of a campaign that earlier saw the unclogging of primary and secondary streets. MANILA PIO MANILA – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) ordered barangay officials a 75-day ultimatum to clear their respective barangays from road obstructions. “Binigyan sila ng obligasyon para i-maintain ang inyong mga kalsada at kung kulang sila sa kagamitan pwede sila magkaroon ng proper coordination sa kanilang alkalde,” he added. On July 29, 2019, the DILG issued Memorandum Circular 2019-121 directing all governors, mayors, and “punong barangays’’ to exercise their powers essential to reclaim public roads, rid them of illegal structures and constructions, rehabilitate them by placing street names and street lights, and carry out strategies to address possible displacement issues.” Interior Undersecretary Martin Dino said in an interview with DZBB on Monday afternoon that the barangay officials who will not be able to clear their jurisdictions, including tertiary roads, could face preventive suspension. “Nakapagpaliwanag na po sa amin ang ilang barangay chairman sa Maynila na bigong malinis ang mga kalsadang kanilang nasasakupan sa sagabal pero hindi kami satisfied,” Dino said. “‘Yung mga barangay official na pabaya sa kanilang nasasakupan ay posibleng mapatawan ng preventive suspension,” Dino said. “Hangga’t walang nasususpinde at walang natatanggal, hindi tayo magtatagumpay sa ating kampanya.” The DILG came up with the memorandum last year after President Rodrigo Duterte said during his State of the Nation Address to clear the major roads from public obstructions./PNlast_img read more

Fair play to kick in

first_img Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein warned however that the league would need to be “vigilant” to ensure clubs were not getting around the rules. In February, the 20 club chairmen agreed by the narrowest majority to bring in the two main controls with 13 in favour, six against and one abstaining. The vote on Thursday, written down rather than a show of hands, was more decisive with 14 clubs in favour, five against and one abstention. The salary restraints state that clubs with a total wage bill of more than £52million will only be allowed to increase their wages by £4million per season for the next three years, though that cap does not cover extra money coming in from increases in commercial or matchday income – and now nor profit from player sales. Any club breaching the rules will face tough sanctions – and Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has said they would be pushing for points deductions. Of the 20 clubs in the top flight, Manchester City, Chelsea, Aston Villa and Liverpool have reported losses of more than £105million over the last three years, according to the most up-to-date published accounts. Dein welcomed the agreement but warned: “In my experience clubs will do what they want to do. There’s going to have to be a lot of vigilance to make sure people don’t try to get around it. “This should lead to more stability and there should also still be the dream factor with clubs being able to come up through the lower divisions to the Premier League and win the league or the FA Cup.” Financial controls will be brought in to Premier League clubs from next season after opposition to the spending restraints fizzled out. Press Associationcenter_img The controls agreed in February were ratified on Thursday and will see increases in players’ wage bills limited and clubs only allowed to make maximum losses of £105million over three years. One concession was agreed however, meaning that any profits from player sales will not be part of the spending restrictions on players’ wages. last_img read more

AAG kicks off calendar this weekend

first_img… Improved focus on seniors for 2018THE Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will kick off its track and field activities this Sunday, January 14, with a developmental meet at the National Track and Field Centre (NTAFC), Leonora, one of three such meets to be held this month, as things get underway in what is looking to be a very packed year for the association.With several senior events including the introduction of five Senior Grand Prix events, this year’s calendar presents a more balanced list than that of last year, where the association received much backlash over neglect of the senior athletes, after a year of much junior progress.AAG president Aubrey Hutson, noted that the reproach did not fall on deaf ears, and the Grand Prix are the Association’s deliberate effort to address the issue.“It is primarily done to give senior athletes competition. This is one of our first tests in having a solid programme for senior track and field athletes,” he said.Explaining the format, Hutson says that the Prix will all be held in the evening and will all run somewhere between 3 and 4 hours. Apart from giving the seniors more competition the event is also aimed at putting some cash in the pockets of the athletes.Totalling five, so far, the Senior Grand Prix are scattered throughout the year, with the first two set for April 14 and 28, just a few weeks before the South American Games, which will run from May 17 to 20 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.A third is scheduled for June 9, followed by the National Seniors Championships from June 23 to 24. Guyana’s premier senior event, the Aliann Pompey (AP) Invitational, will also be on June 30.The final Grand Prix is scheduled for August 25, and all of them will be held at the NTAFC.“Five Senior Grand Prix may work but I think, ideally, we should have six – four preliminary ones and two final ones. It should be two because we would do the different distances at different meets. For example, we would not do the 100m and 200m at the same meet,” Hutson reported.“There is prize moneys that will be given from first to eighth place in every one of the preliminaries, and it (prize money) will be doubled in the finals. For me this is a step in the right direction in giving some kind of financial support to our senior athletes.”Prior to the Grand Prix, however, the first test for the seniors this year will be the Commonwealth Games in Australia from April 4 to 15. Another major senior event on the calendar is the quadrennial Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Colombia from July 27 to August 3.For the younger athletes, their first major event of the year will be the CARIFTA Games set for the Bahamas from March 31 to April 2. In preparation for this the AAG will be having a CARIFTA/Senior Camp from February 2 to 4. The CARIFTA trials will be held on February 11, 18 and 24-25.Another CARIFTA Camp is set for March 10 and 11.The National Youth and Junior Championships will be held May 12-13. This event will also serve as trials for the World Juniors and South American Youth (U-18) ChampionshipsThe South American Youth (U-18) Athletics Championships is set for Colombia June 30-July 1, and the World Juniors (IAAF World U-20 Championships) is in Finland from July 10 to 15.Later in the year there is also the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina from October 6 to 18.The AAG calendar will feature the addition of a number of other local meets, as well as the continuance of others such as the Boyce and Jefford Classic in August.New meets include the Burgett Williams 5K/10K Road Races Relay Championships (May 27) and Main Street Mile on September 2.last_img read more