University of AlaskaUniversity of Alaska opens first all-gender restroomFebruary 27, 2018 by Associated Press Share:FAIRBANKS — University of Alaska’s first all-gender restroom has opened at the Fairbanks campus’ engineering building.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Monday that the restroom is open to all people regardless of gender identity. It features private, lockable stalls in an inclusive and genderless manner.University spokeswoman Marmian Grimes said inclusive restrooms have been in the works for a while.Jenny Campbell, director of design and construction for the University of Alaska Facility Services, said the idea came to life when the Department of Education published its 2016 “Dear Colleague” letter outlining the need for Title IX compliance in campuses across the country.Campbell said the restroom is modeled after European restrooms, with stall walls going from floor to ceiling.Campbell said that student input has been overwhelmingly positive.Share this story:
Tags: NULL Quintain and Keystone team up to build 362 Wembley homes Wednesday 29 April 2015 8:48 pm whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comFactable30 Little-Known Facts About ‘Planet Of The Apes’Factable whatsapp QUINTAIN said yesterday that it has joined forces with Swiss private equity group Keystone to build a further 362 homes at Wembley Park, including 120 for the private rental market. The 260,000 square feet residential development in north west London is Quintain’s second joint venture with Keystone after working on a 475-home development together last year.Under the terms of the deal, the 50:50 joint venture will pay Quintain £27m for the 1.5 acre plot and associated infrastructure. Two buildings comprising 362 homes will be built on the plot, either side of a private courtyard. Quintain will buy 120 of the homes once they are developed, to then manage them and rent them out.The remaining homes will be sold privately with Keystone and Quintain sharing the proceeds. Quintain chief executive Max James said: “We are delighted to now be joint venturing a second plot with Keystone, further accelerating residential delivery into a supply-constrained market, increasing our emerging PRS business by 80 per cent and enabling Quintain to maximise return on equity.”Quintain eventually aimed to have up to 5,000 homes across its 85-acre Wembley Park scheme. Show Comments ▼ Share More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Express KCS
Facebook Pinterest Council Previous articlePortlaoise students in national beef competition on why Angus stands out from the restNext articleLaois house prices continue to soar David PowerA journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By David Power – 14th March 2018 TAGSDeputy Brian StanleyHome help in Laois Almost 200 elderly people left without home help in Laois in 2017 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Rugby Community Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Close to 200 elderly people in Laois were waiting for home help last year despite being approved for care, a situation which Deputy Brian Stanley said as “outrageous”.In reply to a Parliamentary Question from Deputy Stanley, the Minister for Health and the HSE have confirmed that 323 elderly people were approved for home help in 2017 in Laois, but 190 of those people are still waiting to be provided with hours.“These figures are shocking and clearly illustrate the shortfall in our care system. What really brings home the true extent of this crisis is out of 214 people put on waiting list last year, 190 of those are still waiting to get Home Help hours,’’ he said.“This is an outrageous situation where elderly people who are vulnerable are left trying to manage in their own homes without the basic supports. Year on year this has continued to escalate. Most elderly people want to remain in their own homes and in the community.We should afford them their dignity to do so and provide the necessary supports.Private“Instead of providing home helps and other home care supports, elderly people are being steered in the direction of private nursing homes which is becoming a booming industry. This is a far more expensive option for the family and the taxpayer and it makes no sense from the point of view of the welfare of the elderly or from an economic point of view. An adequate home help service will also allow for more timely discharges from hospitals,” he said.He said when people can avail of the home care/home help packages that are available from the HSE, it is a very good service.“In fact it’s one of their success stories but it clearly needs to be expanded. With the change of demographics and with the number of elderly people due to increase dramatically in the coming years, we need to put the structures and supports in place to cope with the increase demand.“In Sinn Fein’s budget proposal in 2018 we put in costed proposals to expand the services and provide extra home help hours and home care packages. I’m calling on the Minister to revisit this area and make better use of the finances available,” Deputy Stanley said.SEE ALSO – Laois house prices continue to soar WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Home News Community Almost 200 elderly people left without home help in Laois in 2017 NewsCommunity Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad
Pinterest TAGSLaois Ladies SFCPortlaoise GAASarah Anne FitzgeraldTalking Sport Facebook Portlaoise ladies seeking to kick on after historic win over Sarsfields Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Pinterest Electric Picnic Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Monday, August 24, 2020Next articlePreviewing all of Monday night’s Laois GAA action as championship season gets underway again LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 24th August 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date News WhatsApp Home Sport GAA Portlaoise ladies seeking to kick on after historic win over Sarsfields SportGAAGaelic FootballLadies Football Facebook WhatsApp Twitter The Portlaoise ladies football team that lost the 2018 final to Sarsfields – they were also beaten in the 2017 and 2016 deciders While all GAA activity has been halted because of the localised restrictions that had Laois, Offaly and Kildare in lockdown for the past two weeks, one of the standout results in any grade or code prior to it was Portlaoise’s shock win over Sarsfields in the Laois ladies senior football championship. Though the six-team competition is run on a league format with the top six teams qualifying for the semi-finals, it was still a big surprise to see the eight-in-a-row chasing Sarsfields lose a match.It was their first loss since 2012 – and Portlaoise’s first ever win over Sarsfields in the championship.Star of that Portlaoise performance was Sarah-Anne Fitzgerald who scored 2-2 and she reflected on that win while chatting recently on the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast.The championship resumes this week with the third round of games – and the pick of the action is Portlaoise’s trip to play Timahoe, another traditional force in the club game in Laois.Though reckoning that Portlaoise’s win over Sarsfields could further inmotivate the Mountmellick-based club, Sarah-Anne knew their win was a significant one for her side.“It’s a serious, serious record and it shows the talent and the powerhouse that Sarsfields are in ladies football,” she said.“We got the win – first time in Portlaoise’s history at senior level to beat them too and we’re up senior a long time.“We lost two close finals to them and then got hammered out the gate in one of them as well. It shows the strength that Sarsfields are that they’re going for eight in a row.”While Sarsfields have dominated the club game and are still favourites to win a record-breaking eighth title in succession, Portlaoise have a steady supply of young players coming through.“We’re very lucky that we have Scoil Chriost Ri as a feeder school really and the girls that come off that team, they don’t lose too many games,” she added.“They’re real leaders and they have great training – being around the training from Pat Critchley is invaluable.“It’s great to have and Portlaoise definitely benefit from Scoil Chriost Ri success and I think Park-Ratheniska and a few other clubs benefit as well from the success of it.”Fitzgerald has maintained a busy sporting schedule throughout her career. Having gone to primary school in Castletown where she played both games, she plays adult camogie with Camross and has been playing football with Portlaoise since a young age.Though now retired from inter-county level, she was one of Laois’s top camogie players for years and an All Ireland winner with the county in 2015.She also explained on the recent podcast how she ended up playing with Portlaoise.“I started playing football before I ever started playing hurling. When I was seven or eight I was mad to go play football and I didn’t know of a club around me,” she added.“My mother and father are firends with Mary and Paul Murphy – staunch Portlaoise people – and their daughter Helen was playing football with Portlaoise who I’d be friendly with. We used train in St Fintan’s and that’s where it all started.“In hindsight I should have been playing with Shanahoe as they are only down the road from me. I just went the first day into Portlaoise and that was it. It stuck then and I wasn’t going to change after that.”You can listen to it here on Podbean, Apple Podcasts or Spotify.The LaoisToday Podcast · Talking Sport: Looking back on the opening round of the Laois hurling championshipsSEE ALSO – Listen to more LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcasts here RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
News Daily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] NewsEconomy There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest SHARE Facebook Twitter North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Do You Know the Shooting Game of North Korean Children? News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again [imText1]They are not sponsored with computers or theme parks so they enjoy things like a game of slap-match or hide-and-seek like South Korean children back in 70s or 80s. Through the starvation phase, the North Korean have invented a new form of play called “Ceremonial Game” and “Shooting Game.”Kim Ha Yeon, a North Korean defector originally from Shinuiju, said that the play that is popular among the children even before the Chuseok is called “Ceremonial Game.” Even the North Korean civilians were surprised with the games of children mocking and playing out what the adults have done in such uncanny manner.Kim said, “As the Chuseok approached, children went around the village, making a mound of sand like that of a tomb and imitated their parents’ bowing. They also imitate their adults sobbing next to their tombs.” ‘It got so bad that this problem was raised during the meetings of the People’s Unit and the parents were told to take better care and control of their children from playing amiss games.”Ceremonial Play: Making Tombs and SobbingIt is not uncertain when this play was initiated. However, the reason why this ceremonial play was invented cannot be linked to the action of directly linking this as the culture of visits to ancestral graves. Kim said, “It is sad that the children are making a death-ceremony into a type of a game – after they watched citizens die of starvation in mid 1990s.”The games that North Koreans play are not just the Ceremonial Play. They also made a game out of the public persecution called “Shooting Game” in 2000. The story told by Cho Kyung Cheol (pseudonym), a North Korean defector from Hyesan, Yangkang is quite shocking. “One day I was coming home from work and I saw a row of children lined up next to the garage of our apartment. I thought they were playing hide and seek or something. But in front of those kids, there were 3 kids holding sticks. I saw these children hold the sticks between their armpits and take a shot, and in the mouths of these children, they shouted, ‘bang bang bang’ and each and every one of the children would fall. I utter shock, I screamed, “You rascals!” and they ran like their tails were on fire.”Massive Group Execution Popular Among the Children“At the moment, the parents shouted and the passing by elders clicked their tongues. The adults were surprised- even though the situation was quite harsh it was to their disbelief that children would make a play out of execution. When he told his colleagues after he went to work the next day, his colleagues said that the execution game has been popular among children for a long time and laughed at him instead.”According to the inside source residing in North Pyongan said through the text message with the reporter on 19th that, “Even the children play the shooting game. Because the gun shooting is so rampant, it just happens.”The shooting game has begun to take its toll from 1998 to 2002 when the North Korean National Security Agency initiated nationwide group executions. North Korea has always had public executions since its establishment but the executions have been a frequent occurrence since the March of Tribulation, the mid-1990s’ famine. Kim Jong Il initiated an official order of “Ring the Gunfire” on June 1995 and initiated the reign of terror through the usage of public execution. However, the public execution that took place in 1998 to 2002 was different from that of just taking down 2-3 people at once by the Social Safety Agency. According ot the witnesses, the NSA lined up 10 or more people and shoot them.Back then, the popular shooting game among the children was quite a shock to the elderly generation. This kind of play was notified internally to Pyongyang and was told, strictly, to stop this from reoccurring.Through the meetings of People’s Unit, the indoctrination content included “a ban of unrealistic games among the children.” However, it is the general opinion and consensus of the North Koreans that this shooting game will not disappear in the condition where the public execution still continues and no other game culture develops for these children. By Daily NK – 2007.09.27 3:55pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News
The federal Liberals are having second thoughts about a 2015 campaign promise out of concern that expanding the popular Home Buyers’ Plan would throw fuel on overheated housing markets. An internal document suggests high housing prices are a key reason the Liberals don’t appear to be in a hurry to fulfil an election pledge that would enable Canadians to dip back into their registered retirement savings to help pay for a home. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Andy Blatchford The detail surfaces as policy-makers consider new measures aimed at cooling real estate markets and to slow rising household debt loads, which have climbed to historic levels. During the election campaign, the Liberals promised to expand the Home Buyers’ Plan to allow those affected by major life events — death of a spouse, divorce or taking in an elderly relative — to borrow a down payment from their RRSPs without incurring a penalty. The current plan enables first-time buyers to borrow up to $25,000 tax-free from their RRSPs to put towards the purchase of a home. The amount must be repaid within 15 years. The Trudeau government recently signalled that its promise to modernize the plan was still in progress, but that it faced “challenges.” The update was posted on a website the government created to track the tasks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assigned to his cabinet ministers. An accompanying explanation on the site says Ottawa has instead provided more support for families facing significant life changes, helped stabilize the real estate market by tightening mortgage rules and committed $11.2 billion over the next 11 years to support affordable housing. A June briefing note for Finance Minister Bill Morneau adds more details about the government’s thinking on the Home Buyers’ Plan. The document, prepared for Morneau ahead of his meeting with the Canadian Real Estate Association, recommends he answer questions about the status of expanding the plan by saying policies that increase home ownership by triggering more demand would help push prices higher. The briefing, obtained via the Access of Information Act, also lays out the government’s concerns that low interest rates and rising home prices have encouraged many Canadians to amass high levels of debt just so they can enter the real estate market. “Policies to further boost home ownership by stimulating demand would exert more pressure on house prices,” says the memo, which also notes that CREA has recommended the government extend the plan to allow more borrowers more time to repay their withdrawals from their RRSPs. “With respect to housing affordability, at this time, the government is prioritizing investments to support Canadian households that need it most.” The briefing note also says: “High levels of indebtedness warrant proactive and prudent management of evolving housing-related vulnerabilities and risks.” The document also recommends Morneau reiterate Ottawa’s commitment to release a comprehensive national housing strategy in 2017. The Liberal government unveiled its housing plan late last month, but home ownership only gets a passing mention in the strategy. The plan commits to spending billions to build up Canada’s stock of affordable rental housing — a strategy Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos expects to put downward pressure on housing prices. Organizations like the CREA, however, argue the government should be doing more to help more people make down payments. The association, which represents more than 100,000 real estate brokers and agents, is now lobbying Ottawa to create intergenerational RRSP loans that would give parents the option of helping their kids buy a home by allowing them to tap into their retirement savings. The group also wants the maximum withdrawal limit increased by $10,000. Read: Tax Court cannot rectify error caused by misleading HBP rules With files from Jordan Press Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
RelatedImprovement in Security in 2008 – Derrick Smith RelatedImprovement in Security in 2008 – Derrick Smith Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of National Security, Derrick Smith, has said that Jamaicans can expect a constant and gradual improvement in security in the New Year.“It’s not going to happen suddenly, but with the new Commissioner in office, with a new commitment, with the joint task force now fully in operation, we expect a gradual improvement for 2008,” he stated.The Minister was speaking at a smelting exercise held on Monday (Dec. 31) at the Caribbean Cement Company’s smelting plant in Kingston, where more than 2,500 old weapons in the possession of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) were destroyed.Weighing approximately half a tonne, the weapons included sub-machine guns and rifles.Minister Smith informed that the exercise was the first of many to destroy approximately two tonnes of old firearms.Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jevene Bent, said that the weapons included guns that were seized by the police and have been through the courts, as well as police guns that were no longer in use. “They are defective and cannot be repaired,” she informed, noting that also included were “guns belonging to citizens, who would have left them in police safekeeping from back in the 1950s”.She explained that before being smelted, the larger weapons, such as rifles and sub-machine guns, were cut up into manageable pieces using a gun crunching machine, which was donated in 2005 by the British Government.Monday’s smelting exercise was the third since 2003, and the first being carried out at the Caribbean Cement plant. Previously, the weapons were destroyed by Caribbean Metal Casting Company Limited. Improvement in Security in 2008 – Derrick Smith UncategorizedJanuary 2, 2008 RelatedImprovement in Security in 2008 – Derrick Smith
Helicopter operation in Nightcap National Park today The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking a helicopter lift operation in Nightcap National Park today, Thursday 4 February. The purpose of the helicopter operation is to remove walking track infrastructure damaged in the 2019-2020 bushfires and deposit new construction materials into strategic locations along Nightcap National Park’s walking trail network to facilitate repairs.The operation is expected to take approximately 2 to 3 hours.Newton Drive and Historic Nightcap track (from Mount Nardi to Mount Matheson) will be closed until approximately 4.30pm Thursday 4 February 2021 for the safety of visitors and staff.Traffic control is in place at the park boundary and signage has been erected on affected walking tracks. Both areas will be reopened after operations have been completed.Visitors are advised to check the ‘Local Alerts’ on the NPWS website for up to date information: Nightcap National Park /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, bushfires, environment, Government, helicopter, infrastructure, National Park, New South Wales, NSW, operation, Safety, website, wildlife
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Lenovo mobile unit makes gains Related Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 APR 2014 Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Steve Costello Tags IntelLenovoZTE HomeDevicesNews Intel set for big China push Devices Previous ArticleWhatsApp sets new messaging benchmarkNext ArticleTelefonica, Tesla in M2M ‘first’ Apple faces 5G modem wait EC clears SK Hynix to acquire Intel memory assets Intel is creating a “Smart Device Innovation Center” and setting up a $100 million investment fund, in order to work with China’s “growing technology ecosystem, particularly in Shenzhen”.At an event this week, the silicon vendor highlighted that it has a “nearly 30 year history in China”. Since 1998, Intel Capital has invested more than $670 million in 110 companies in the country through two existing funds.The company said it will use its new facility in Shenzhen to “accelerate the delivery of Intel technology-based devices to the China market and beyond”.This will expand its work beyond tablets and provide local manufacturers with access to both products and support, “acting as a bridge between product conception and commercial deployment”.To date, the company has had limited success in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, despite numerous efforts to bolster its position.It has worked with Chinese vendors to bring Intel-powered smartphones to market, including Lenovo and ZTE, but has yet to break out of the “others” category in the rankings.The company has fared a little better in tablets, although again it has achieved nowhere near the level of success it has enjoyed in the PC market.The $100 million fund is focused on “accelerating innovation of smart devices, including 2-in-1s, tablets, smartphones, wearables, IoT and other related technologies in China”.Certainly wearables appear to be something of a target market for the company. Last week it completed its acquisition of health tracker company Basis Science, and it was a central topic in the company’s keynote at CES2014 earlier this year.The company also demonstrated its XMM 7260 LTE chipset, which it said “meets the five-mode requirement of China Mobile today, including support for TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA protocols required in China”.The company said it is “actively engaged in China for certification of XMM 7260”, paving the way for commercial availability in the second half of 2014.Brian Krzanich, CEO of the Intel, said that it is on track to power 40 million tablets this year.