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Kilmartin and Rosemound enter Herts’ industrial heartland

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Indigenous Peoples Day

first_imgIt’s most appropriate given the presence of the Shinnecock Nation within its boundaries that the Southampton School District will now celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in honor of the Native Americans whose cultural heritage has for too long been overlooked in our country.The practice of celebrating the new holiday on Columbus Day is not a new one, though most school districts and states have declined to institute Indigenous Peoples Day and others have balked at replacing Columbus Day and maintain both holidays.Columbus Day became a national holiday long ago, perhaps symbolically, since he really didn’t discover America per se. But Columbus Day has taken on a deeper meaning in many communities as a day Italian-Americans celebrate their heritage and significant achievements in this country.Shinnecock Trustee Lance Gumbs called Columbus a “a criminal and a murderer,” a rather definitive statement about someone who lived some 700 years ago, particularly in the absence of much reliable historical data and the fact Gumbs has no standing as a historian.More to the point, when Gumbs has been allowed to speak for the tribe, he more often than not denigrates others in his zeal to advance his own cause. Certainly, a perusal of the ranks of indigenous people will yield some bad apples. The Us against Them mentality is counter-productive; mending fences is the order of the day.The point is, revising history is a dangerous game. It becomes Orwellian; the powers that be can actually rewrite history to the point the revision becomes the “fact” and the truth disappears. Wikipedia is riddled with whitewashed resumes; attempts to insert factual data that casts certain individuals in a truthful light is repulsed.If the students, in fact, got the ball rolling on this initiative, we applaud the school board and administration for following up on it. Unfortunately, too many parents have complained some teachers looked the other way as peer group pressure forced many of the youngsters into submission, and that the teachers themselves lobbied for the new holiday.What’s next? “Merry Christmas” has already been replaced with “Happy Holidays.” And what of George Washington? Should a person with wooden teeth have his very own holiday? What message does it send to our little ones, that it’s OK not to brush? Silly? Yes. But re-writing history is no laughing matter.Why not celebrate both cultures on the same day? That a win-win for everyone and promotes unity and good will instead of divisiveness. Sharelast_img read more

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The Superjumbo: FIBA’s largest hydrogen trailer

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Double appointment for ConocoPhillips board

first_imgJohn Faraci, former chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper Company, and Arjun Murti, former partner at Goldman Sachs, have been elected to the ConocoPhillips board of directors.“We are pleased to add two new directors who bring exceptional experience and expertise to our board,” said Ryan Lance, chairman and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips. “They bring unique backgrounds in leading multinational organizations and understanding energy markets. This will add valuable perspectives to our board and management team as we continue to deliver on our commitments to our shareholders.”Faraci, 64, held several leadership positions during his tenure with International Paper. Most recently, he served as chairman and chief executive officer from 2003 to 2014. Prior to this role, Faraci was chief financial officer from 1999 to 2003, and served in various other financial, planning and management positions at the company between 1974 and 1999.Faraci has served as a non-executive director of PPG Industries since 2012 and United Technologies since 2005. Additionally, he sits on the board of the Moscow School of Management and is a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, Denison University and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Faraci holds a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from Denison University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.Murti, 45, served as a partner at Goldman Sachs from 2006 until his retirement in 2014. Prior to becoming partner, he served as managing director from 2003 to 2006, and vice president from 1999 to 2003. During his time at Goldman Sachs, Murti worked as a sell-side equity research analyst covering the energy sector. He was also co-director of research for America’s equity research from 2011 to 2014.Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Murti held equity analyst positions at JP Morgan Investment Management from 1995 to 1999 and at Petrie Parkman from 1992 to 1995. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Denver.The election of Messrs. Faraci and Murti increases the total number of ConocoPhillips directors to 12, 11 of which are outside directors. Faraci and Murti will serve on the Audit and Finance Committee of the ConocoPhillips board.last_img read more

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Bay Crane adds to fleet

first_imgSeven new Liebherr all terrain cranes from 100 to 400 tonne capacity have been added and constitute significant modernisation and expansion of all terrain cranes, says the company.Highlighted by a new LTM 1350.6 and four additional LTM 1220.5s, these additions enhance the company’s all terrain crane fleet.Additional orders have been placed and deliveries have already commenced from Tadano America Corp. for six new 100 tonne GR 1000 XL rough terrain cranes; six new 50 tonne GR 500 XL rough terrain cranes; as well as three new GS 300 XL truck cranes.Bay Crane says that the significant investment helps offer a broad customer base both the latest in equipment and most modern technology.”We have made significant penetration into the Northeast US with our strong fleet of 15 to 80 tonne Tadano Rough Terrain Cranes; We have been fortunate to see tremendous market acceptance of the Tadano cranes by both customers but especially local crane operators and equipment superintendants, The addition of six additional 100 tonne capacity rough terrain cranes will add tremendous depth to our strong Northeast lineup” says Josh Wilbur manager of Bay Crane Northeast Operations.last_img read more

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SRA to be legally separate arm of Law Society

first_imgAnna BradleySource: SRASRA chairThe statement, from Simon Davis, president of the Law Society and Anna Bradley, chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, says: ’The Law Society, the independent professional body for solicitors, and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, as the regulator, have distinct yet complementary roles.’We have for some time been discussing our future relationship and have agreed that, given the need to comply by June with new internal governance regulations from the Legal Services Board, now is the time to establish the Solicitors Regulation Authority as a distinct legal entity within the Law Society Group. This will mean that both organisations can focus on our respective roles while working together wherever appropriate.’We consider that the new arrangement will not only be more effective but create more transparency for the profession and the public about our roles and responsibilities.’Stephen Mayson, honorary professor in the faculty of laws at University College London, is currently conducting an independent and unrelated review of legal services regulation which he will present to the Ministry of Justice later this year. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is to be established as a discrete legal entity within the Law Society Group in order to comply with new governance requirements. In a joint statement, the representative Law Society and the regulator said the new arrangement would create more transparency for the profession and public about the bodies’ distinctive roles and responsibilities.The relationship between legal representive bodies and ‘frontline’ regulators has been the subject of recurrent debate and periodic review since the current arrangements were enshrined in the Legal Services Act 2007. Establishing the SRA as a standalone body follows a review of the internal governance rules by umbrella watchdog the Legal Services Board. During the review the SRA argued for a rewrite of the rules ’to support the maximum regulatory independence possible’ by allowing it to become a legal entity discrete from the Law Society.last_img read more

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Bahamas declares National Day of Thanksgiving following Hurricane Joaquin

first_imgBahamas Christian Council, Dr. Ranford Patterson The Bahamas government has declared Wednesday “a National Day of Thanksgiving and Repentance” following the passage of Hurricane Joaquin last month resulting in widespread damage estimated at millions of dollars. The government said national services of thanksgiving and Repentance will be held in New Providence and the Family Islands as well as in New Providence.“The purpose of these services is to bring together Bahamians representing all segments of society and the Church in The Bahamas in praise, worship and thanksgiving to God for protecting our people against the loss of life during one of the most devastating Hurricanes in our nation’s history,” said President of the Bahamas Christian Council, Dr. Ranford Patterson, in a statement after Prime Minister Prime Minister Perry Christie announced the proclamation.“These services will also serve as a time for us to acknowledge, repent of and turn from our sin and get back on the road that leads to our God,”last_img read more

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Minister Launches Walk Day Wednesday Challenge

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInTransport Minister Humza Yousaf today announced a new active travel campaign which encourages people to walk for short journeys at least one day a week. The campaign focuses on long-term behaviour change and is calling on people to walk to work or school by leaving the car so they reap the health and environmental benefits.It builds on previous walking campaigns to inspire people who are travelling less than two miles to walk. It aims to create better health and safer travel, cut carbon emissions and deliver more pleasant communities.Going for a regular walk can contribute to the recommended 30 minutes of daily activity required to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Humza Yousaf said:“Walk day Wednesday is a great incentive for people to pick one day of the week to get active, to leave the car and make those short journeys on foot, whether to work or to the local shop.“The environmental benefits of walking are already well known, so we’re also highlighting the positive impact on physical health, mental wellbeing and general quality of life. Even this modest change can make a difference.“The Scottish Government continues to encourage modal shift from cars and towards active and sustainable transport options. We have put in place record investment in walking and cycling, with over £176 million invested in active travel since the start of the 2011 spending review.“We will continue to work with stakeholders to seek support for our longer term aspirations to increase the uptake of walking and cycling for shorter everyday journeys.”The campaign coincides with other walking initiatives running this month including Walk to School Week, National Walking Month and the Step Count Challenge.Ian Findlay, Chief Officer of Paths for All said:“We are delighted to support the Walk Day Wednesday campaign to encourage everyone to enjoy the benefits of walking for short journeys. Walking everyday is the easiest way for everyone to fit some activity into their daily lives. It is good for a healthy body and mind, as well as the environment.”Stuart Hay, Director of Living Streets Scotland said:“We fully support any initiative to encourage people to walk more short, everyday journeys. The launch of Walk Day Wednesday during Living Streets’ National Walking Month comes at a great time to highlight the big benefits small steps can make.”last_img read more

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Agriculture’s economic contribution downplayed, says minister

first_imgLocalNewsPolitics Agriculture’s economic contribution downplayed, says minister by: – August 7, 2018 170 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Reginald AustrieAgriculture Minister, Reginald Austrie wants more credit to be given to farmers and vendors as he believes that their contribution is continuously downplayed. Mr. Austrie, who made that statement while addressing a symposium held in Vielle Case on Sunday 5 August 2018, said more credit ought to be given to farmers, especially the females as well as the vendors.“We have not been capturing properly the contribution that agriculture is making to the economy. We have been shortchanging our farmers because our famers work much harder than we are saying they working,” Austrie stated.He noted that farmers are not being recognized and rewarded for their hard work emphasizing that it is not only “the man who goes out and plant, but I am also talking about you the vendors who have to go the market every day to sell and try to make a living from agriculture.”“Women have been making a tremendous contribution and I don’t think that they capture the contribution of women in agriculture,” he noted.Minister Austrie also noted that a better distinction needs to be with regard to the classification of farmers; commercial, small and subsistent to ensure that all are treated with equity.This is necessary, he said, because they are all very different; “commercial farmers produce for the commercial market and export, small farmers produce for the community and the local market and the subsistent farmers produce for their households and their neighborhoods”.“But all of them are important and all of them have to be treated, not equally, but with equity, in that whatever their activity is, you have to be able to receive something from it,” Austrie further added.last_img read more

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