Media forbidden to cover dismantling of Iranian spy ring

first_img News May 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media forbidden to cover dismantling of Iranian spy ring Help by sharing this information February 23, 2015 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the prosecutor-general’s order forbidding the Kuwaiti media to publish any more reports about the dismantling of an Iranian spy network. The disbanding of the network, allegedly consisting of six Kuwaitis, two stateless Arabs employed by the army and various Arab citizens, was revealed by a media report on 1 May.“It is right that the police and judicial authorities would be free to work on this case without being under any pressure, but it is hard to see how the press would put any pressure on them,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This ban constitutes a serious obstruction of investigative reporting, an essential component of quality journalism in a country that claims to be democratic.”The spy ring dismantled by the Kuwaiti security services was reportedly gathering information about Kuwaiti and US military bases for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.Prosecutor-general Hamed Saleh Al-Othman’s ban on any further press coverage of the case was issued on 4 May. The newspaper Al-Aan quoted him as saying the ban was necessary to allow the police and judicial authorities to work calmly and impartially on the case. Kuwait’s news websites are complying with the ban although, strictly speaking, they are not concerned as Kuwait’s media legislation does not cover online media. The online newspaper Al-Aan announced yesterday that it would carry no reports about the case except in the event of a major new revelation.Although Iran has denied any involvement in the spy network, tension is mounting between the two countries, especially since Kuwaiti legislators asked the government to expel the Iranian ambassador. New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists Popular blogger charged with blasphemy to go further Receive email alerts KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa center_img News January 21, 2016 Find out more Follow the news on Kuwait Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term RSF_en News September 5, 2014 Find out more KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

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A Land of Love

first_imgPasadena Eats, The Dining Blog A Land of Love Real Food Daily offers a vegan Italian Valentine’s Day EDDIE RIVERA, Editor, Living Section Published on Monday, February 10, 2014 | 6:06 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS It’s the land of Romeo and Juliet, the home of the romantic Spanish Steps, as well as the Bridge of Sighs. Say what you will about the French, the Italians have their love thing down.And they have their carnivore diet down. In fact, most Italians would be puzzled by the idea of a special diet, or one that doesn’t include meat, let alone cheese.But Real Food Daily, with stores in Pasadena, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and an outpost in LAX airport, wants to rewrite the Italian menu, as they present their own plant-based St. Valentine’s Day dinner, “Italian, the Language of Love.”According to Bianca Berzner, assistant marketing director, the 100% vegan and organic restaurant is able to deliciously replicate a full Italian dinner using their own plant-based menu and products. “People are very surprised by the delicious flavors, quality of our food and how full they feel after a meal,” she told Pasadena Now.The meals are created and developed by their executive team consisting of Culinary Director, Tara Punzone, Executive Pastry Chef, Anthony Nigro and founding CEO, Ann Gentry, the public face of the company. (Gentry herself has appeared on a number of TV shows touting the unique restaurant – including this February’s The Talk on CBS.)And interestingly enough, said Berzner, most patrons are not even vegans, just passionate foodies – as the food appeals to carnivores and folks who enjoy a true flavorful and healthy culinary experience.“We find a lot of men and women enjoy the Tex-Mex dishes we have, like our Tac-o’ The Town and Not-Chos, for example. We also have a Spicy BLT and a Reuben sandwich,” said Berzner.Since the restaurant uses vegetables, legumes and whole grains to create a lot of their entrees, they are able to craft a healthier cheese, for example, using cashews and various seasonings.But back to Valentine’s Day. The dinner begins with an aged cashew cheese plate, with a cashew cheese, some chocolate balsamic strawberries, truffle mustard and black pepper crackers.There is also a Sicilian Red Lentil soup with smoked paprika oil and micro greens. The entrée is a Calabrese Stuffed Pepper with smoked quinoa, cici beans, pignoli, roasted garlic pignoli crema, broccoli rabe and botija olives. Pasta lovers can also avail themselves of the Lasagna Napoletana with creamy ricotta, spinach, and crimini mushroom, with fresh marinara sauce.The Valentine’s Day dinner is topped off with two popular desserts: Tiramisu and Crème Brulée. The Tiramisu Bombe is filled with sweet cream cheese and layers of vanilla sponge cake soaked in espresso and cocoa nibs and dusted with cocoa, cinnamon and maple sugar. The Crème Brulée is made with triple-fold Madagascar vanilla bean custard topped with coconut sugar caramel and fresh berries.As Berzner points out, “Obviously the food tastes good, but the real benefit is that it’s a healthier lifestyle, in so many ways.”So, Real Food Daily will be providing the unique menu. You’ll have to provide the romance.Real Food is located at 899 E. Del Mar Blvd. For more information, call (626) 844-8900 or visit http://www.realfood.com. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Robert P. Cantley

first_imgRobert P. Cantley, 63,of Aurora, Indiana, passed away January 31, 2018.He was born January 23, 1955 in Charleston, WV, son of the late Ross and Pauline Cantley.Bobby worked as a butcher forman for Tri State Beef with over 15 years of service.Bobby enjoyed fishing and football. He was always tinkering on projects, he was a fix it guy. He loved his Yorkie dogs Mikie and Popo. Bobby loved time with his family and he will be greatly missed by all.Surviving are his wife of over 30 years, Evelyn Jo Cantley of Aurora, IN; sons, Robert Lee Cantley of New Albany, IN, Bobby Lee (Missy Hiltenbeitel) Cantley of Versailles, IN, Daniel Lee Johnson of Aurora, IN; step sons, Jeff (Rannae) Johnson of Cincinnati, OH, Joey Johnson of Cincinnati, OH, Daniel Johnson of Cincinnati, OH; siblings, Tommy (late Diane) Cantley of Charleston, WV, Ross (Mary Ann) Cantley Jr. of Charleston, WV, Nancy (Christopher) Kincaid of Marmet, WV, Robin (Corey) Cantley of Charleston, WV; grandchildren, Tierra, Shane, Alayna, Bobby, Danielle and Camerone Cantley, Brittany, Tristen, Amber, Kayla, Joey, Jared and Devon Johnson; 13 greatchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Billy W. Cantley and Jimmy Cantley.Friends will be received Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home at 2:00 pm.Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the PAWS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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NTA, HotSports partner on National Sports Festival broadcast

first_imgRelatedPosts Senate Queries NTA over 11 years non-profitable venture with StarTimes DSS invites 10 APC leaders for ‘important meeting’ Shaibu raises alarm: Oshiomhole plotting to assassinate some top individuals in Edo As sports enthusiasts anticipate the 20th National Sports Festival, tagged: “Edo 2020,” the Nigeria Television Authority and its marketing partner, HotSports have announced live transmission of the games. The live transmission on NTA network services will spice up the festival, which opens in Benin City on March 22 and runs till April 1. Edo 2020 will feature 32 sports, including 27 compulsory events, and have 11,000 athletes competing for laurels at 17 venues. According to the President/CEO of HotSports Nigeria Limited, Taye Ige, marketing windows that interested brands could explore include three-hour live transmission of each of the opening and closing ceremonies, two-hour daily live transmission, live transmission of the football and athletics finals as well as a well packaged one-hour daily highlights. “The National Sports Festival is our national asset, and this being an Olympic year, we must all rally behind our athletes to deliver great results and be ready to win medals in Tokyo 2020,” Ige said. NTA and HotSports have become reputable for bringing the best of sporting moments to Nigerians in the comfort of their homes and relaxation spots. They both delivered all the matches of last year’s Africa Cup of Nations live from Egypt as well as the qualifiers for the next edition. The two partners, in conjunction with African International Television, also broadcast the international friendly between Nigeria and Brazil last October. The trio are set to conclude live transmission of the remaining four matches of the Super Eagles for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled to hold in Cameroon next January.Tags: Benin CityHotSports Nigeria LimitedNational Sports FestivalntaTaye Igelast_img read more

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District court judge overturns Iowa’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ law

first_imgDES MOINES — A district court judge has ruled Iowa’s so-called “fetal heartbeat” law is unconstitutional.Last May, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the law to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat may be detected, which happens in about the sixth week of a pregnancy. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa immediately challenged the law in court.Governor Reynolds issued a written statement late Tuesday afternoon, saying a “beating heart indicates life” and she’s “incredibly disappointed” by the ruling. Senator Janet Petersen, a Democrat from Des Moines who’s a leading critic of the proposal, also issued a statement. Petersen called the law “extreme” and says it “forced motherhood” on Iowa women and girls.Last summer the Iowa Supreme Court ruled a 72-hour waiting period for abortions was unconstitutional. There’s no word yet on whether the state’s highest court will be asked to rule on the constitutionality of the fetal heartbeat law.last_img read more

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Sanchez move outshone Neymar on social media: Utd chief

first_img“Alexis Sanchez has set a new January signing record in terms of shirt sales — three times that previous record,” Woodward said in United’s earnings report conference call for the second quarter of the 2017-18 financial year.“Last month we further invested in the future of the club by extending Jose Mourinho’s contract and entering into an exchange agreement with Arsenal swapping Mkhitaryan for Sanchez, strengthening Jose’s attacking options.”He said the signing generated some striking social media statistics.“It was the biggest United post on Instagram with two million likes and comments, the most shared United Facebook post ever, the most retweeted United post ever and #Alexis7 was the number one trending topic on Twitter worldwide,” said Woodward.“To put all that into context, the announcement posts generated 75 per cent more interaction than the sale of the world’s most expensive player last summer when Neymar moved from Barcelona to PSG.”– United loss –United, second in the Premier League, blamed US President Donald Trump’s corporate tax reforms as the reason for a £29 million second-quarter loss to the end of December 2017, despite a boom in broadcast income.American-owned United said an exceptional “accounting write-off of £48.8 million” had been made with the US corporate tax rate set to tumble from 35 percent to 21 percent following Trump’s substantive enactment of US tax reform in December.Several large corporations have signalled that the law will result in a short-term hit on earnings repatriated from overseas and due to revaluation of assets.United, who recently retained their place at the top of Deloitte’s Money League, saw broadcast income rise 17.3 percent to £61.6 million thanks in large part to the club’s return to the Champions League.Total revenue for the quarter was up nearly four percent from last year to £163.9 million.Another wave of TV cash could be around the corner, with bids for a new three-year cycle for Premier League TV rights in Britain from 2019-2022 to be presented on Friday.The Premier League is aiming to build on the record £5.14 billion three-year domestic television deal with Sky Sports and BT Sport, which runs until 2019.In a bid to keep the price of rights rising and encourage potential other bidders such as tech giants Amazon and Facebook, 200 games will be broadcast live, up from 168 in the current deal, in a range of packages.The expected bonanza from both for domestic and overseas TV rights saw English clubs spend a record £430 million in the January transfer window.United’s latest financial figures do not include Sanchez’s deal, but wages did increase by 9.4 per cent to £69.6 million, also in part caused by bonuses resulting from the club’s Champions League return.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez has scored on the field and on social media for his new club © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 8 – The social media frenzy surrounding Alexis Sanchez’s high-profile move to Manchester United dwarfed interest shown when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Thursday.Sanchez joined United from Premier League rivals Arsenal last month in a deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way and has made an immediate impact on and off the pitch, scoring on his home debut and setting a new record for shirt sales.last_img read more

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South Africa targets 25-million voters

first_img7 February 2014 South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) will open its 22 263 voting stations this weekend for a final registration drive which it hopes will attract 1.1-million new voters. The voter registration, taking place throughout the country on Saturday and Sunday, will be the final opportunity for new voters to register and for registered voters to change their voting station ahead of the country’s 2014 national and provincial elections. President Jacob Zuma is expected to announce the election date shortly after the registration weekend. Speaking to journalists in Pretoria on Thursday, IEC Chairperson Pansy Tlakula appealed to South Africans to use the weekend to register and verify their details. “Our country needs you – the future of our democracy is in your hands,” she said, adding that it was all systems go from the IEC’s side. At present, 24 112 414 voters, representing 76.7% of eligible voters, are registered, but the IEC is hoping for 1-million more to take overall registration level to 80%. The Eastern Cape, Free State and Northern Cape provinces have the highest registration percentages at 80% and over, while Gauteng has the lowest with 72.1%. Just over 1-million new voters were added to the voters’ roll after the last registration weekend in November 2013, while 1.5-million voters updated their registration details. For citizens living abroad, Tlakula encouraged them to ensure that their applications are received by close of business this Friday. To date, she said, they have received 3 703 applications for registrations from about 70 missions. “We are still receiving more each day and processing these. The highest number of applications has come from London, Dubai and Cuba.” She added that a three-day registration drive at the country’s 235 correctional services, started on Wednesday, was also going smoothly. Tlakula said forecasts of poor weather this weekend were a possible threat to the registration turnout, but said they had put plans in place to help affected voting stations. Regarding communities in which there have been violent protests over service delivery in recent days, Tlakula said the IEC had partnered and engaged with the security forces, political parties and community leaders to ensure that all South Africans would be able to exercise their right to vote. “I can assure that all our voting stations will be open from 8am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday for people to register.” To attract voters and reach the set target, the IEC had they launched a communication campaign using celebrities to share their reasons why the youth should register and vote. “Further, we have collaborated with some radio stations through the country who will be broadcasting outside some voting stations on Saturday and Sunday.” Members of the public can check whether they are registered to vote by sending an SMS with their ID number to 32810, and can check their voter registration details by visiting www.elections.org.za or calling 0800 11 800 toll-free from a landline. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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MFLN Family Development’s 2016 Programming

first_imgNeed Free CEU’s? Then you won’t want to miss out on MFLN Family Development’s programming opportunities for 2016. This year we are offering CEU’s for NASW and Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists through our Webinars, Podcasts, and September 2016 Virtual Learning Event! For more information about our upcoming programming opportunities, click here. Be sure to check out our MFLN Family Development 2016 Programming Flyer below!This post was written by one of our MFLN Family Development Team Members. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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Aero India 2011: ‘Flying Bulls’ dazzle on Day 1

first_imgAs the nine Kiran aircraft of IAF’s Surya Kiran aerobatics team drew Tricolour streaks across the skies on the opening day of Aero India 2011 , a Czech team of veteran flyers became their admirers.”They are very good,” quipped Miroslav Krejci, 55.A member of the ‘Flying Bulls’ aerobatics team, Krejci was chilling out after an equally challenging feat. “The Bangalore airfield, some 1,000 metres above the sea level is challenging. You won’t get the same power as you would at the sea level – so you have to save energy. “The four ZLIN 50 LX aircraft of the ‘Flying Bulls’ had flown close by, looping like an inverted G and a ‘hammerhead’. The announcer turned poetic, talking about butterfly’s grace and a raging bull’s heart.How do you fly so close? “That is because none of us can see so far away,” team leader Radka Machova, 62, said, leaving Krejci chuckling behind his walrus moustache. All the team members are above 50.Why do you fly? “Why not?” Krejci quipped. His colleague, Jiri Veprek, 51, sees flying as a “big pleasure”. For Jiri Sallar, 58, who was born at an airport while his family was celebrating the Czech Aviation Day (September 17), flying comes naturally.Machova just loves flying.”When I married I had a flying licence, so my husband knows what I was up to. I worked on ground for a while and then took up aerobatics.” Her elder son is an air traffic controller and the younger runs an adventure sports shop.As a team, their work is coordinated.In its signature manoeuvre called mirror flying, Machova and Krejci fly their aircraft one over the other upturned like a mirror image and Saller goes around them in what are called barrel rolls.”You have to be a bit crazy to do this sort of thing,” Krejci said, as the team chilled out over coffee and sponge cakes, clad in beige flying suits and thick leather sandals.”We have flown in South and North America and over the Arctic and Antarctica,” Machova noted. “We just dismantle, pack up our small planes, ship them and fly them.” The Flying Bulls are parked at Hangar 7 in Innsbruck, Austria.A RICH HISTORYThe team got its present name in 2001, when it was welcomed as the newest member of the big Red Bull family.The foundation of the ‘Flying Bulls’ was laid in 1960, when on a small airfield in Chrudim 100km east of Prague, four friends, Tlusty, Struz, Bezak and Klimenda, formed the aerobatics group ‘Box Trener’. Soon, they were winning hearts at air shows, receiving invitations from countries beyond the Czech Republic.But leaders of the former Czechoslovakia made it increasingly difficult for them to go abroad for shows. The squadron was forced to stop their aerobatic flights in 1982.The team was revived in 1989 by Unimax and called the ‘Unimax Devils’. In 1990, the team got a new sponsor, NTC Chrudim AG, and flew under a new name, ‘Sky Box’, till the Red Bull family adopted it in 2001.advertisementlast_img read more

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Off-Field Referee Uniform

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is pleased to announce ordering for the Off-field range for referees courtesy of BLK is now available.To place an order please use the following Survey Monkey Portal – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RefereeUniform Ordering Deadline – Midnight Wednesday, 10 December 2014Please see the attached Uniform Catalogue to assist in your ordering.For any enquires please contact Matt Irons [email protected] Filestfa_blk_off-field_off-field_range_-_2014-pdfRelated LinksReferee Uniformlast_img read more

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10 months agoWest Ham striker Marko Arnautovic subject of mega Chinese offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic subject of mega Chinese offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is the subject of a massive bid from China.The Mirror says West Ham are poised to reject a £35m bid from China for key striker Arnautovic.The bid, from an as yet unnamed Chinese Super League Club, was submitted on Wednesday for the 29 year old Austrian, who is joint-top scorer for the Hammers this season with eight goals in 17 games in all competitions.Arnautovic moved to London Stadium for a club record £20m fee from Stoke in July 2017, scoring 11 times for West Ham last season.The Hammers have no intention of selling Arnautovic, whose contract has another four years to run.The club, sources say, value Arnautovic at far higher than £35m – having themselves spent £40m this summer on Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson. last_img read more

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a month agoDel Bosque: Don’t ask me about Real Madrid

first_imgDel Bosque: Don’t ask me about Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque has swerved questions about his old club.Los Blancos are enduring a horrid spell at the moment, but the ex-Spain coach was keen to talk about anything other than their predicament.”I neither owe nor wish Real Madrid any bother,” he said, refusing to comment on their issues.Instead, Del Bosque wanted to focus on Spain and Robert Moreno, in whose direction he sent praise.”There’s good preparation and training,” Del Bosque explained.”Things don’t happen by chance and the federation have done a good job.”It’s not necessary to have been a great player to be a coach.”There’s no direct relationship.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Draymond Green Is Ranting Hard About The Championship Game Referees, Thinks They Should Lose Their Jobs

first_imgnational championship referees ball fingertipsIn a word, the refereeing during tonight’s NCAA Tournament championship game was questionable. There were bad calls on both sides during Duke’s 68-63 victory against Wisconsin, but one call seemed to stand out. This one. Former Michigan State star and current Golden State Warrior Draymond Green is ranting hard about the officiating on Twitter. He thinks they should lose their jobs. Between the NCAA not paying players and the calls the referees make I don’t know what’s more corrupt!!! That was ridiculous— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015If those 3 refs don’t lose their jobs the entire NCAA need to be under federal review!!!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015Congrats to my young bull @BigJah15 doe!!!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015But whew it’s hard not to get that call right— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015The officiating was poor throughout the NCAA Tournament, so it’s not very surprising that is was poor in the championship game.last_img read more

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NCSC to Launch Series of Retirement Planning Seminars

first_img The National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) will be launching its second annual series of retirement planning seminars, at the Cardiff Hall Hotel in Runaway Bay, St. Ann, on Thursday, August 15, starting at 9:30 a.m.The seminars will be held islandwide from August 16 to 22, and will feature a number of presentations, intended to educate and assist persons to set and achieve realistic goals and objectives for the future.Themed: ‘Retirement is a process, not an Event – Be Prepared’, the seminars are aimed at encouraging persons in the informal sector of the society to start planning for their retirement years while working.“We are targeting persons in the informal sector, including farmers, dressmakers, tailors, hairdressers, vendors, musicians, housewives, domestic workers, landscapers and barbers. We have found  that the mass proportion of this group do not plan for their retirement, so we hope to create a change in behaviour with the sessions, so that these persons can start planning for their retirement,” Executive Director of the NCSC, Charmaine Muirhead told JIS News.She added that the seminars will also provide the appropriate platform for citizens to look at their lives, and see how best they can make them more meaningful, as they grow older.“We will be providing participants with relevant information that will allow them to shape their lives in a more positive manner, so that they will be able to face the future more confidently. We are targeting both the young and the old, because as soon as persons reach the age of 18 they should start planning for their retirement, so that they can enjoy it in a better manner,” she emphasised.Mrs. Muirhead is encouraging youngsters to educate themselves on all that they can do for their retirement years, because proper retirement planning involves choosing the best possible option, which should start as early as persons obtain their first job.She also implored persons who are approaching retirement to start getting ready, and for those who already have their retirement plans in place, to just endorse the event, and be aware of other existing options.Highlighting the theme, the Executive Director is also urging the target group, persons 18 to 55 years, to start contributing to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), so that they can reap the benefits in the future.She stressed that this is important, because as persons get older, they develop certain illnesses, and require various medications, that are sometimes very costly.“This can be less burdensome if the necessary plans are put in place now, which will guarantee ease of financial burden, health wise, among other benefits,” she said.For additional information on the seminars, persons can contact the nearest NIS parish office or the NCSC at 926-2374 or 906-9277-8. Youngsters encouraged to educate themselves on all that they can do for their retirement years Themed: ‘Retirement is a process, not an Event – Be Prepared’ Story Highlights The seminars will be held islandwide from August 16 to 22last_img read more

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Christopher Plummer to present Gordon Pinsent with Stratford tribute

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Two Canadian acting legends will be in the spotlight Monday night as Christopher Plummer presents a special honour to Gordon Pinsent.Pinsent is being recognized as this year’s recipient of the Stratford Festival’s Legacy Award.Plummer will present the honour to Pinsent at a ceremony in Toronto. It will be a reversal of roles for the two actors and longtime friends, after Pinsent presented the Oscar winner with the festival’s inaugural Legacy Award in 2011. Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

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