first_imgThe two time All Star has become an Ambassador for the foundation which encourages men to be more open about Men’s Health issues, and fundraisers for research. The Loughmore Castleiney man was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this year and underwent surgery and chemotherapy before returning to training with the Tipp panel in June.He subsequently made a remarkable comeback for the Premier s a substitute in the All-Ireland senior hurling championship semi-final. The 24 year old has recorded a video for the cancer awareness fundraising campaign and speaking on Extra Time he told Ronan Quirke it’s a very worthy cause+last_img

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first_img Mr. Gordon will succeed Mr. Ahmad Zia Mian. His appointment follows an extensive search conducted over several months. Mr. Albert C. Gordon is to assume duties as Director General of the OUR. Mr. Albert C. Gordon is to assume duties as Director General of the Office of Utilities Regulation, OUR, on Friday, November 01, 2013.His appointment follows an extensive search conducted over several months, with the post being advertised both locally and internationally. Thereafter, interviews were conducted and a nomination made by a five-member selection panel, chaired by Dr. the Hon. Carlton Davis. The panel was established by Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, and on whose subsequent recommendation to the Governor-General, Mr. Gordon has been appointed.Mr. Gordon, who has been serving as President of the National Water Commission (NWC) since 2011, holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both from the University of the West Indies. He has also undergone specialized training in areas of Energy Planning and Policy, Photovoltaics, Power Generation Systems, Development Planning and Water Utility Tariff Setting, among others, at a number of institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University in the United States of America. He previously served as Vice-President for Project Administration (2009- 2010) and for Corporate and Strategic Planning (1998-2004) at the NWC, and has undertaken a number of private consultancies in the electricity and water sectors, including for the OUR, over the period 2004-2008. He has also worked in various capacities at the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) from 1987 to 1998.Mr. Gordon will succeed Mr. Ahmad Zia Mian, who served as Director General of the OUR from 2009 to 2013, and Mr. Maurice Charvis, Deputy Director General, who has been serving as Director General in the interim. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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first_imgzoom A number of industry associations, representing different modes of transport, cargo owners, freight forwarders, logistics and port service providers, shipyards, transport workers and equipment manufacturers have joined forces on multimodal connectivity and logistics for growth.Namely, a total of 21 industry associations have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the framework of an Industry Alliance for Multimodal (IAM) Connectivity and Logistics for Growth to express their positions and expectations with regards to EU policy initiatives that could boost and enhance European multimodal connectivity and logistics.The Industry Alliance for Multimodal (IAM) includes the Federation of European Private Port Operators (FEPORT), European Community Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ECASBA), European Community Shipowners’ Association, (ECSA), European Maritime Pilots’ Association (EMPA), European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), European Shippers Council (ESC), and other.The Alliance will provide industry input to EU decision-makers, TEN-T Corridor Coordinators and relevant EU agencies, operating on a coalition model, on topics where there is consensus.Areas of mutual interest cover competitiveness, efficiency, reliability, safety, security and sustainability of supply chain, logistics, cargo transport, handling and freight services across the European region.“In these challenging times, seamless, sustainable and resilient logistics chains are more important than ever before to Europe’s economic, environmental and social well-being,” Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General of FEPORT, said.“I AM Connectivity & Logistics for Growth will facilitate the important dialogue with EU institutions on the current and future policy framework,” Nik Delmeire, Secretary General of the European Shippers’ Council, added.I AM Connectivity & Logistics for Growth will decide upon its priorities during an annual plenary meeting to be held in spring 2017.last_img read more

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 29, 2017 – Providenciales – It is no longer breaking news as there is wide spread reporting by residents of a guest to our country being shot in the back in an armed villa invasion… a guest attacked again.The incident erupted overnight and comes as the country is still coping with the shock of an armed home invasion by four men at the home of a prominent attorney family and the kidnapping of a prominent marketing executive from his home to rob him via ATM.There have been other villa robberies of guests in recent days too.   Police yesterday confirmed a staggering triple digit surge in gun crimes and robberies for April, May and June.   We are told, here at Magnetic Media that Tourism executives have stood with and by these traumatized tourist families in outstanding fashion.    And soon an official statement is to come from the sector’s leaders on this newest incident.But what residents and those who love these islands really want to see is prevention and not cure.   There is blazing curiosity too; who are these brazen, heartless and unthinking thugs who are trying to paralyze the nation with fear as they, act by act, aim to decimate our wonderful reputation as one of the safest places in the world to live and visit.Residents want to see the CCTV installed because the outrage and pleas to ‘stop it’ are not working.   Eyes to see 24/7 what we cannot, when we cannot, arrests and convictions because legislation is in place to support CCTV arrests and we, the People want sincere efforts at inmates’ reform.The Minister responsible, in the House of Assembly this week said, an initiative is coming.   Well, it needs to swiftly get here.   Amen?The people want to see more police officers, on more patrols and more border protection with more help from the British … including the screening of what comes into this country via the legal ports of entry.Are we serious about thwarting criminal assets entering our islands when we import nearly everything and yet do not  scan a single thing, including massive containers, at our ports?   Guns may be coming in through legitimate portals.People want programs that work to save our boys from electing a life of crime… and when those on the rare occaision fail, people want the best investigations, with the best evidence presented in the best way with firmly delivered convictions and thoroughness so that loose canons are not left to fire off at our friendly society.Although most people are far removed, physically anyway, from these crimes and criminals… there are people who see and do not say.    With less than a handful of calls to Crime Stoppers each year…  the people of the TCI must recognize that we are helping this violent crime boom when we do not act by reporting suspicious activities.It is said, time and again… If you do not trust giving info to the local Force, give it to this agency in Miami, which will take the intel without demanding to know ‘who ya grammy is.’Crime is a big problem.    It will therefore take a big move, and togetherness is as big as it gets.Just sayin’.#letsbebig#stopcrime#seesomethingsaysomething#TCIPolice#tourismunderattack Related Items:last_img read more

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