(U.S. President Barack Obama. Whitehouse.gov/Photo)APTN National NewsWASHINGTON, D.C.–U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday his administration would be supporting reversing position and supporting the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Obama made the announcement while speaking at the Tribal Nations Congress which was organized by the White House.“As you know, in April, we announced that we were reviewing our position on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. And today I can announce that the United States is lending its support to the declaration,” said Obama, according to a transcript of his speech.Obama’s announcement follows a similar about face by Canada which announced last month that it would be endorsing the declaration.Canada and the U.S. were the last holdouts on the declaration among countries that had voted against the documents. Australia and New Zealand have already endorsed the document.In his speech, Obama said he was hoping his administration had reached a “turning point” in the relationship with Native Americans. He said the declaration affirmed aspirations he wanted his government to support.“The aspirations (the declaration) affirms, including respect for the institutions and rich cultures of Native peoples, are one we must always seek to fulfill,” said Obama. “What matters far more than words, what matters far more than any resolution and declaration, are actions to match those words.”
APTN National NewsThey’re vowing to stay there until it’s called.A group of protesters are camping on the lawn the Manitoba legislature until an inquiry is called into the missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada.APTN’s Matt Thordarson has the story.
Tips for pedestrian safety: – Be safe – Be seen: wear brighter coloured clothes and consider wearing reflective accessories – don’t wear earbuds, look and listen for oncoming vehicles – make eye contact with drivers prior to crossing the street or at intersections– use crosswalks and don’t jaywalkTips for drivers sharing the road with pedestrians: – don’t be distracted, keep your attention on the road – look for pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections, and be ready to yield to them – slow down where high pedestrian volume is expected, especially in the early morning hours or when visibility is poorThe RCMP finish by saying “Let’s all do our part to keep each other safe because when pedestrians get hurt, nobody wins.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After a recent accident involving a pedestrian being struck the RCMP have released the following tips to help keep pedestrians safe.ICBC shared, in B.C. 1 in 5 people that are killed in car crashes are pedestrians and that on average 2,300 pedestrians are injured in BC, every year which works out to 192 people a month or about 6 people a day. Almost half of these crashes are happening in the fall and winter months when days are shorter and driving conditions are more difficult.The RCMP share it is the responsibility of both pedestrians and drivers to ensure everyone makes it to their destinations safely.
TOKYO — Japan’s exports have fallen 8.4 per cent in January from a year earlier while imports also edged lower, suggesting a deepening impact from China’s economic slowdown.Customs data released Wednesday showed exports to all of Asia dropped 13 per cent year-on-year, largely due to a 17 per cent decline in shipments to China.Japan’s total trade deficit expanded by nearly half from a year earlier to 1.4 trillion yen ($12.8 billion).The decline in exports spanned most major categories of products, from chemicals and machinery to electronics and cars. Imports of crude oil also fell sharply, largely due to lower prices.The politically delicate trade surplus with the United States rose 5 per cent to $3.3 billion as exports climbed nearly 7 per cent, though imports of American goods rose by a slightly higher margin.The Associated Press
14 December 2010The Security Council today extended the terms of several judges serving on the United Nations tribunals working to bring to justice the perpetrators of the worst crimes committed during the Balkans conflict of the 1990s and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda so that they can complete the cases on which they are working. The Council took that action in two separate resolutions, one on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the other on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), both of which were adopted unanimously. In doing so, the 15-member body took note of the assessments by both courts that they will not be able to complete all their work in 2010, as had been expected under their respective Completion Strategies. It urged both tribunals to “take all possible measures” to complete their work expeditiously. Since its inception 17 years ago, the ICTY, which is based in The Hague, has indicted 161 persons for war crimes committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia. The proceedings against 125 individuals have been completed. Only two indictees remain at large – Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadžic. Meanwhile, ten fugitives wanted by the ICTR, which is based in the Tanzanian town of Arusha, still remain at large. The Tribunal was created in November 1994 prosecute people responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in Rwanda that year. Some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered, mostly by machete, in just 100 days.
Handy and Harman fine silver quotations in Canadian dollars:Thursday $21.934 oz., $705.18 kg.; Wednesday $22.125 oz., $711.32 kg.
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has decided to suspend its strike following talks held with Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake.The GMOA launched the strike this morning over a recent attempt to abduct a medical student.
Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute is helping wineries calibrate their labs to ensure peak performance. As Ontario wineries prepare to bottle their latest vintages, Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) is helping them ensure their labs are working at peak performance and accurately measuring key components within their wine.A CCOVI program titled Calibrate Your Lab enables wineries to test the precision of their analysis, helping winemakers know exactly what stage their wines are at prior to bottling. Wineries from across Ontario have registered for the service.This hands-on program has winery personnel testing samples for residual sugar, pH, titratable acidity, volatile acidity, sulphur dioxide and alcohol. After wineries do the analysis with their own equipment, the results are sent to Brock and compared to readings from CCOVI’s own analytical lab, to check the accuracy and detect any problem areas.“We’re extremely pleased with the response to the calibration workshops,” said Barb Tatarnic, CCOVI’s outreach manager. “We’ve set the Calibrate Your Lab sessions at critical times of the year – pre-harvest for juice analysis and for wine analysis, just prior to wineries bottling their final product.”The Calibrate with CCOVI workshop series is designed to assist professionals in the grape and wine industry improve various aspects of their operations. Next up in the series is Calibrate Your Palate and Calibrate Your Sales and Marketing Team. For more details on the series, visit CCOVI online.
TORONTO — Franco-Nevada Corp. has announced plans for a change in leadership at the gold-focused mining investment firm.The Toronto-based company says its CEO, David Harquail, who’s served in the role since 2007, will become the non-executive chairman of its board of directors as of next May’s annual general meeting.Paul Brink, current president and chief operating officer, will step into the role of CEO at next year’s AGM.Pierre Lassonde, who co-founded an earlier iteration of the company with Seymour Schulich in the early 1980s, will step down from his role as non-executive chairman of the board and be appointed chairman emeritus.The company has also appointed Elliott Pew as a director, and added Jennifer Maki as a director at its last AGM in May.Franco-Nevada invests in mining projects for a right to a share of future revenues in what’s known as mine royalties or streaming deals. The company has a market capitalization of about $23.7 billion on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Companies in this story: (TSX:FNV)The Canadian Press
The NSPCC has become embroiled in a row with Mumsnet users after defending the right of transgender girls to join the Girl Guides. The children’s charity called off a planned live event about keeping children safe from abuse on Friday after users repeatedly asked questions about allowing transgender children into single-sex spaces. Users raised concerns about children who identify as female, but who were born male, sharing changing rooms, shower facilities and dormitories with other Girl Guides. Other participants asked about the increasing number of children who are deciding to live as a different gender while still at school. A staff member posted to say the event had been cancelled “because the questions here are so focused on gender identity, the feeling is that the NSPCC campaign itself and the NSPCC’s specific safety messages are unlikely to get much of an airing.” In a statement to the site the NSPCC said it “doesn’t consider there to be specific child protection concerns in relation to trans-inclusive policies.” The spokesman added: “Trans young people are at particular risk of physical, sexual and emotional abuse from peers.”This can heighten the risk of abuse by adults as children turn online for support and access to networks of those sharing similar views and feelings. Mumsnet users have built up a reputation for being particularly focused on transgender issues, and the stance of some members has been described as “transphobic”. Justine Roberts, Mumsnet founder and CEO, told the Daily Telegraph that the site “will always have a great deal of sympathy for vulnerable and oppressed groups but we are also committed to freedom of speech.”Sometimes these two principles come into conflict, rarely more so than in the recent debate about what it is acceptable to say, or not to say, about trans people, and changing opinions about gender and sex.”She added that the debate over transgender people’s rights had tested “to the absolute limit” the site’s ability to host “civilised discussion”. “But we fundamentally believe that with a bit of an effort all round then we can allow all voices to be heard and that by allowing all sides to be heard we can move towards a constructive compromise,” she said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. With a bit of an effort all round then we can allow all voices to be heard and that by allowing all sides to be heard we can move towards a constructive compromiseJustine Roberts, Mumsnet CEO “There should be high-quality, statutory relationships and sex education, alongside strong school safeguarding policies, to ensure that all children are kept safe in schools.”The Girl Guides policy, which emerged last year, says that members “are entitled to use the facilities of the gender that they self-identify as”.
A national audit carried out by research firm ACIL Tasman shows that there are significant gaps in Australia’s export infrastructure and some of the nation’s existing capital is in a state of disrepair, according to the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). To ensure Australia is equipped to come through the current economic malaise, new physical and social infrastructure will be needed and much of the existing export capital will need to be repaired or expanded, the audit reported. This comprehensive examination of existing and projected infrastructure needs in Australia’s key minerals regions, in the MCA’s opinion, sounds a warning to both governments and industry that a failure to address key shortfalls in the nation’s infrastructure could see a repeat of past failings – when ships queued off the coastline, skilled employees were difficult to attract and retain and international competitors increased their share of the global market at Australia’s expense. The findings suggest some of Australia’s export infrastructure has suffered from neglect and is in a critical state of inadequacy.The MCA sees the messages from this report being clear: “there is an urgent need to recognise the joint public and private effort required to bolster social and physical infrastructure and for better planning and streamlined regulation. Despite extensive investment by the minerals sector in both industrial and community infrastructure – some A$30 billion during 2008 – too often governments in the past have abrogated their responsibility to local communities and thus constrained the investment that private sector has wanted to make.”The MCA has long argued that the priority should be on investing in infrastructure rather than fuelling consumption. MCA: “It is encouraging and welcome to see governments have begun to address these challenges, particularly the spending in the Federal Government’s 2009/10 Budget and the Western Australian Government’s commitment to boost regional investment and training. This is good start to build on.“It also means governments must get the policy settings right on encouraging investment – and that means better regulation and planning, reducing and not increasing sovereign risk and the careful crafting of other relevant policies, such as the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, to ensure that Australians can share in this twenty-first century economic revolution.”The report – The Australian Minerals Industry’s Infrastructure Path to Prosperity – catalogues existing road, rail, port, energy, water, telecommunications and community infrastructure in 21 minerals growth regions and identifies what needs to be done to boost exports and maintain or grow Australia’s position as a premium global supplier of minerals and energy. It highlights the need to upgrade and expand transport networks and introduce whole-of-supply-chain strategies in the planning and regulation construction of ports, railways and roads.Extensive investment in hard infrastructure – the main contribution the private sector can make – will depend on getting the regulatory environment right so that investors feel confident about putting their money into building capacity. Increasingly, growth regions and their supply chains are overlapping, offering more choice and competition for suppliers and increasing the nation’s reliability as a supplier of minerals products.The report also highlights that access to reliable, adequate and affordable energy supplies, proper water management, better telecommunications links and the social infrastructure to support the communities in which the industry operates will be equally critical to realising the sector’s potential and maximising the returns to the nation from the joint venture between companies and the community in turning Australia’s minerals resources into societal capital. This will be a challenge for governments as well as industry.The MCA has identified that if capacity constraints are overcome and market share expanded, Australia could be $129 billion – or 8.5% of today’s national income – better off by 2020. “Nations such as China and India have a strong desire to boost the prosperity of their people and the task of industrialisation and urbanisation will re- start. We are confident that the underlying fundamentals of the economic super-cycle are checked but not compromised.”
Douglas Morrison, Chair of Holistic Mining Practices, has been appointed as President and CEO of CEMI effective March 1, 2012. Morrison brings expertise from a long career in mining, starting at Falconbridge, then at Inco and most recently as Global Mining Leader at Golder Associates. Since joining CEMI in 2011, he has served as Vice President and now succeeds Dr. Peter K. Kaiser who, after leading CEMI for five years, will focus on his role as Director of the Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction, a Division of CEMI. He will also assume an advisory role as Vice President Research at CEMI and resume his research at Laurentian University as Chair for Rock Mechanics and Ground Control. Sam Marcuson, Vice President of Vale Canada for Base Metals Technology Development and Chairman of the CEMI Board of Directors, welcomes mining veteran, Morrison, to the role of President and CEO. “With his extensive experience in the Canadian mining industry and more than 15 years in international consulting, he brings a broad understanding of the issues that confront the global mining industry now and into the future. Having worked in the past with CAMIRO, MIRARCO, and other R&D organizations, he will strengthen collaborations in Ontario and across Canada”.The Board expressed its appreciation and thanked Kaiser for his success as Founding President during the start-up phase of CEMI, establishing a unique model in support of mining innovation and garnering international recognition for the centre while at the same time engaging the best minds in the mining academic and industrial sectors. Under his leadership, CEMI more than doubled the initial investment by the Ontario Government and CEMI’s founding patrons, Vale, Xstrata Nickel and Laurentian University, laying a sound foundation for CEMI’s future under the new leadership.This year, CEMI’s cumulative program funding, including leveraged funds, exceeded the $40 million threshold. He secured the establishment of the $10 million Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction at CEMI. This partnership demonstrates the validity of the adopted approach, that is, to produce a meritorious track record by building successful solution teams. According to Fred Delabbio, General Manager Innovation Underground, Rio Tinto, “the teams assembled by Dr. Kaiser are most effective and most valuable to assist industry in achieving step-change innovations”. For the next two years, Kaiser will continue to assemble expertise from across Canada and throughout the world in order to accelerate innovative approaches to underground mine construction.In this manner, CEMI has executed the vision of OMICC (the Ontario Mining Innovation Cluster Council) to strengthen Northern Ontario as a “Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation”: a centre that provides mining education, services, supplies and research and development for the local and global mining industry. The benefit of CEMI to the private sector and in creating value for community stake holders was recognized with the 2011 Northern Ontario Business Award (NOBA – Judges Choice Award).In his new role as President and CEO, Morrison intends “to engage with the best scientists and engineers the academic community has to offer and engage our industrial experience to convert this knowledge into practical solutions that can be implemented as routine into mining operations. We also want to collaborate with as many mining research organizations as we can so we do not duplicate what has already been done, but also bring fresh minds to bear on problems that the industry has struggled with for many years, combining long years of experience with the youth and enthusiasm of the today’s students for the benefit of the industry as a whole.” He adds that “we will intensify our focus on deep mining and integrated underground mine engineering, and broaden the support for CEMI from other major mining corporations by expanding our scope beyond underground mining issues to cover aspects of environmental and social impact studies that are now a prerequisite for successful mine permitting and approval of mine closure plans.”The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) directs and coordinates step-change innovation in the areas of exploration, deep mining, integrated mine engineering, environment and sustainability for the metal mining industry. With a seasoned team of program directors, CEMI identifies, assesses, funds and manages industry-focused applied research & development projects that extend from geology and engineering to the natural sciences. We recognize innovation is a three-phase process: research, development and implementation (R & D & I). With implementation, we turn innovative ideas into best practices.
GARDAÍ IN TIPPERARY are investigating a single vehicle collision that left a 28-year-old man dead.The incident occurred at Rathronan, Clonmel in the early hours of this morning.At around 1.20am, the front seat passenger of the car, was fatally injured when the vehicle he was travelling in hit a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a male 20 years, was taken to South Tipperary Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The road is currently closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Examination and local diversions are in place.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have been in the area between 1am and 1.30am this morning to contact them in Clonmel Garda Station on 052 – 6177640, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
Source: Second Captains/Twitter Monday 6 Feb 2017, 3:15 PM By Ben Blake Regular guest Richie Sadlier is set to present one of the new programmes, while they have promised to announce further additions.The extra podcasts will come at a small cost as there is a monthly subscription fee of €5 to listen on secondcaptains.com. All the details are in today’s show (embedded above).The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: the42.ie Feb 6th 2017, 3:15 PM 80 Comments Short URL SECOND CAPTAINS have unveiled major plans to change their model and expand with the introduction of a paywall.The team — made up of Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Mark Horgan and Simon Hick — have been producing Ireland’s most popular online sports shows since departing Newstalk’s Off The Ball and linking up with The Irish Times in 2013.However, it was today announced they are cutting ties with their main partner and launching The Second Captains World Service, “a member-led, completely independent online station which gives you the chance to listen to all your favourite Second Captains podcasts everyday of the week”, from next Monday, 13 February.The two free shows on Monday will remain, but in place of Thursday’s double bill, they will instead put out one daily podcast between Tuesday and Friday. We promised you big SC news & we’ve delivered big SC news. Listen to our latest show NOW for our big news. It’s #big https://t.co/49NIDMnME3 pic.twitter.com/PkaTPo2S0B— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) February 6, 2017 Second Captains announce daily podcasts with introduction of new world service The additional shows will cost a monthly subscription fee of €5. 29,130 Views http://the42.ie/3225477 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share59 Tweet Email (Love) Letter from Houston: Bad Brady, good Brady and GOAT Brady all on showFrom LA to Dubai? Robbie Keane pictured training with Al-Ahli
From inception up until the setting up process, how did you start your business?The company was in the making for some ten years.In 2005 I let go of a secure well paid job to take a punt. It was no easy decision as I was leaving the public service with no payout and only a reputation for working in a number of areas in Government.Often in the red and with no resources I somehow found my way occupying a small shared office on Hindley Street in Adelaide, where the rent was cheap. Once the first two years had passed the company grew very quickly, to include national, state and local projects in three states and is now looking to China.InfraPlan is now undertaking consultancies across Australia in Urban and Regional Policy and Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Planning, Environment and Sustainable Solutions and Traffic Engineering.Infrastructure and Urban planning as a business seems unique, how do you secure your income?The three levels of Government are clients on the urban planning side when strategically planning a new suburb or city, while developers are the main source of income when it comes to development approvals and traffic engineering services. Has your Greek Australian background played any role in your business?Being Greek Australian may have helped to create a multi-cultural workplace (Greek, Italian, Chinese backgrounds included in the mix), necessary in a Global economy.The workplace is both accepting of all backgrounds while creating a sense of purpose underpinned by a strong work ethic, as well as having some fun along the way.What would you say stands out as the comparative advantage of your business over the competition?Innovation, being small and therefore flexible, and joining with very experienced principals of other small companies when required are part of the formulae. How is business currently?The company now works on urban development and infrastructure projects worth several hundred millions of dollars to well over a billion dollars providing economic, engineering, urban planning and more recently sustainability advice.Recent projects included the Northern Expressway and South Road Superway and new trams in Adelaide. Urban Planning can include the master-planning of key sites right through the strategic planning of urban infill strategies for councils.National projects currently include the Northern Territory Transport Strategy and national guidelines for the federal government in the areas of planning, ports, freight and economic evaluation. The Victorian Government has now engaged the company as a consultant.What is your vision for the future of your business?The business is about to open an office in Bourke Street, Melbourne, with local partners, reflecting both the necessity to expand and current contracts. This will allow us to launch into Asia from a multi-national city like Melbourne.I am particularly interested in partnering with companies to develop projects in Singapore and China.Do you have any tips for young entrepreneurs?The key is to take calculated risks in small steps that take you in a particular direction, that is unwavering. That direction reflects both a vision and a set of values, that are genuinely yours.More importantly that vision has to be understood and shared by others because you will only succeed if you can win the hearts and minds of those you take with you on your journey. Making a profit along the way is important to sustain growth but should not be the sole driver.I think this is essentially what embodies the spirit of an entrepreneur. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Un arrêt en Moselle pour le convoi de déchets nucléairesParti mercredi de Valognes, dans la Manche, un convoi ferroviaire transportant une importante quantité de déchets nucléaires est arrivé ce matin aux abords de la ville de Rémilly en Moselle. A la suite de cette étape, le train devrait prendre la direction de Forbach pour rejoindre l’Allemagne. Le voyage du dernier convoi ferroviaire de déchets hautement radioactifs est une expédition de taille. Au total, 11 wagons remplis de résidus nucléaires vitrifiés ont pris la route pour rejoindre la ville de Gorleben en Allemagne. Le périple, totalisant environ 1.500 kilomètres a vécu un départ mouvementé par des affrontements entre les forces de l’ordre et des militants antinucléaires mobilisés pour bloquer le train à Vallognes.À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylFinalement, le transport s’est arrêté ce matin à 9h00, à proximité de la ville de Rémilly. Selon le Réseau Sortir du Nucléaire, cette étape consisterait pour le convoi à changer de motrices et d’escorte. Les policiers et personnels allemands qui ont pris place à bord du train laissent à supposer que le parcours prendrait à présent la direction de Forbach pour passer la frontière allemande au niveau de Sarrebrück. A cette hauteur, près de la moitié du trajet aura alors été accompli. Pour l’heure, aucun incident n’a été déclaré par les autorités durant le voyage effectué dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi. Les 3.000 gendarmes mobilisés pour assurer la sécurité du convoi le long de son parcours sur la partie française ont rencontré diverses petits rassemblements de manifestants, notamment à Montérolier-Buchy, en Seine-Maritime, à Amiens et à Reims. Les autorités allemandes s’attendent quant à elles à des manifestations regroupant plusieurs dizaines de milliers de militants antinucléaires. Le 24 novembre 2011 à 13:19 • Maxime Lambert
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Dutch Designers Make ‘Fashion Statement’ With Meme-Covered CoutureGEEK PICK: Binary Geek Knit Scarf Thanksgiving is an annual celebration of the blessings of the year; a time to gather with family and friends, give thanks, and eat so much food you’ll need an entirely new wardrobe before New Year’s Eve.But you can put away the borrowed maternity pants and grubby drawstring sweats. Kraft has a more stylish alternative.Stove Top Thanksgiving Dinner Pants come with a “stuffin’-stretch” waistband and lined pockets, where you can temporarily store your dignity during dinner.Extra storage for your leftovers (via Stove Top/Kraft)“The stuff Thanksgiving is made of,” the limited-edition elastic trousers are available to buy online for $19.98. Act now for a bonus set of three holiday cards!“Great for using during the holidays, as cards,” Stove Top said.Snag a pair of the unisex pants—in small, medium, large, and extra-large—through Nov. 31. They’re perfect for Christmas dinner, too; you’ll be the envy of all the party guests (or the butt of their jokes).And, according to Mashable, Kraft will donate up to $10,000 of the proceeds to Feeding America. (Which would mean at least 500 people around the country are living their best lives in these buttery-soft Thanksgiving Dinner Pants.)“With so many uses, they don’t just fashion, they function,” the Stove Top ad said. “Dress your kiddo as a Thanksgiving centerpiece. Plus, they make great short-term storage for busy hands.”Somewhere, Joey Tribbiani is crying tears of joy.They even lend themselves to a festive costume (via Stove Top/Kraft)Introduced in 1972, Stove Top stuffing was created by home economist Ruth Siems; the recipe is based on a certain size of breadcrumb that makes rehydration work.Forty-five years later, Kraft still sells its instant filling across the globe, offering a variety of flavors, including chicken, pork, beef, turkey, San Francisco sourdough, apple, and cornbread.Kraft isn’t the only food maker crossing over into fashion: KFC in July released a line of clothing that looks finger lickin’ good. Fans of the Colonel can show their love with items like a “Fried Chicken USA” sweatshirt, a sleepy Sanders pillowcase, Kentucky Fried enamel pins, and a selection of other shirts and accessories.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppAbaco, The Bahamas, 23 Sept 2014 (Abacobuzz.com) – Abaco Pathfinders (www.abacopathfinders.org) was formed in 2001 and has generously awarded many Bahamian youths with a college education. Abaco Pathfinders‘ goal is to provide funds to enable deserving students from the Abaco islands to continue their education after high school. Albury’s Ferry Service is donating $10,400 to Abaco Pathfinders.Ferries go where people go… “The young adults represent the future of our island; they are our most valuable asset”, states Denis Knowles, manager of Albury’s Ferry Service “ we are proud to be part of a community which recognizes the heartbeat of our talented young people.”Abaco Pathfinders is a beneficial organization not only for students, but as a positive impact on the community. Businesses such as Albury’s Ferry Service are vital to the program’s success. Jim Blumberg founded Abaco Pathfinders in 2001 and his legacy is evident today— over 149 students have fulfilled their dream for higher education. With the support of sponsors, community and businesses, Pathfinders has been able to facilitate a path for those in need of help to attain their goals for higher education.“Our sponsors and donors are our best resource. We thank Albury’s Ferry, and deeply appreciate their support. They go over and above to help us and we are grateful” Leazona Bethell, Abaco Pathfinders OrganizationAlbury’s Ferry Service (www.alburysferry.com) is a proud supporter of Abaco Pathfinders.Albury’s Ferry has been serving the Abaco community for 55 years. Bahamas Police say no one shot in Abaco murder investigation; body identified, Public asked to stop with ‘fake news’ Severe Weather Alert for Abaco from Bahamas Met Office Recommended for you BPL first assessment done, Abaco restoration bill to top $20 million and rebound may take months Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:abaco, abaco pathfinder, albury, bahams
Vijayawada: T Padma Pranitha, studying in PB Siddhartha College of Arts and Science excelled in athletics and secured medals at state-level athletic tournament which was held from June 22 to 24. The tournament was organised by Andhra Pradesh State Athletic Association at Nagarjuna University, said college principal Dr M Ramesh on Wednesday. He said Padma Pranitha won silver medal in High Jump and bronze medal in Long Jump at the tournament. The college director, V Babu Rao, physical director Dr N Srinivas Rao, coach D Vinayak Prasad and others congratulated Padma Pranitha on winning medals.