Bakers union and Greencore in dispute over furloughed workers

first_imgThe Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) is making a formal complaint to the Ethical Trading Initiative over the use of agency workers at Greencore’s Northampton sandwich factory.BFAWU claims it was unfair of the company, which produces sandwiches and other food-to-go items at the site on Moulton Park Industrial Estate, to bring in extra agency workers when more than 600 members are furloughed.It believes this is against the Ethical Trading Initiative’s (ETI) base code and that it has made numerous attempts to resolve this issue.As such, the union is lodging a formal complaint with the ETI – an alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights across the world.“We are not prepared to sit back and allow blatant breaches of Ethical Trading Initiative code which is there to protect workers from exploitation. BFAWU is now making a formal complaint to the ETI board,” said George Atwell, regional officer, BFAWU.Greencore said the agency workers were brought in in response to a “sharp, positive increase in customer demand” at the Northampton site, which meant it had to quickly increase headcount.“Given the time-sensitive nature of the customer’s request, the need to swiftly increase headcount was partly met by the mobilisation of resources from our longstanding agency partner,” a spokesperson said.They added that furloughed colleagues have also been invited back to work on a flexible basis to which the business has seen a “positive” response.“As demand continues to recover and strengthen, we intend to bring back colleagues in line with demand, and in a capacity that is compatible with colleagues’ parental and domestic responsibilities,” the spokesperson added.Greencore is writing to all remaining colleagues on furlough to explain that it would like to be able to deploy them flexibly as needed.last_img read more

Scholar’s eye for fashion

first_imgThis article is part of a series on the impact of humanities studies in and out of the classroom.When Lily Calcagnini ’18 needs inspiration, she plants herself in the courtyard of the Harvard Art Museums.“People who study art have a nice appreciation for aesthetics and aren’t afraid to dress in quirky ways,” she said. “I always see a nice mix of ages there. The fashion magazines really discount the value of having 60 or 70 years of life behind you to inform style, and some of the best-dressed people at the HAM [Harvard Art Museums] are 75-year-old women with funky-colored glasses and woven shoes.”Her runway view of the museum hints at the unorthodox perspective that drove Calcagnini to petition for a concentration in history and literature that places fashion front and center in cultural theory.“Harvard is not classically a place to study fashion,” she said. “But it is a place where students with intellectual curiosity can study precisely whatever they want.”A native New Yorker, Calcagnini grew up exploring the museums and visual arts of the city. As a young girl, she trained as a ballet dancer, and dabbled with voice and piano lessons. In high school, she nourished her growing interest in fashion and fashion journalism by making mood boards and reading Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Man Repeller, and Refinery29.During the spring of her sophomore year at Harvard, through a course called “Culture as a Source of Social and Economic Value,” Calcagnini began to see fashion as a vibrant player in popular culture, relevant to a country’s political, economic, and social well-being. She also got involved in Eleganza, a charity fashion show held on campus to benefit the Center for Teen Empowerment. Both experiences allowed her to see fashion as more than “just clothes that people buy.”“Gender identity, cultural identity, socioeconomic identity, what people can afford or what they want to think they can afford, religious beliefs, amorphous values — all the things that most plague people are tied up in fashion,” she said. “Using fashion as a way to construct your identity isn’t something you can take for granted because clothing operates on two levels: the necessity of needing to clothe yourself — skin coverage — and the level of having disposable income to own whatever you want.”Professor John Stilgoe, long interested in fashion design and a co-adviser for Calcagnini’s senior thesis, called hers “one of the most developed eyes for the visual that I’ve encountered in my 43 years here.” He gave Calcagnini extra credit for the focus of her project: the increasingly fraught line between fashion and cultural appropriation.“She’s a very courageous emerging scholar and she’s tough,” said the Robert and Lois Orchard Professor in the History of Landscape in Visual and Environmental Studies. “She was watching a fashion show, and a model came out wearing a turban. The woman next to her said, ‘This is cultural appropriation,’ while the woman on the other side said, ‘That is beautiful.’”Though she’s “not finding a scientific cure or locating life on another planet,” the Dunster House resident and former editor of the Harvard Book Review said that fashion “in a terrestrial way is very important.”“It deals with identity, which is something other people struggle with, too,” she said. “I’m most interested in the relationship between socioeconomic status and fashion. People often use clothes to fool others into thinking they’re richer or poorer than they are.”That interest has sent her back through time, to the hippie movement of the 1960s, when the rich dressed down, and mid-century status-conscious films and novels such as the Audrey Hepburn classic “Roman Holiday” and Patricia Highsmith’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”But threading the past to the present requires more than research. Calcagnini still designs collage boards — now with mixed body shapes to more dramatically show scale — to help illustrate her arguments.“The thing that bothers me most about high fashion is how it seems really unattainable and often intimidating for the average person,” she said. “Ads in fashion magazines show brands like Louis Vuitton with a bronzed leggy model. I don’t look like her. I can’t afford those clothes, and they probably won’t even look the same on me. I do the collages because I like proving that dressing yourself doesn’t have to be scary.”last_img read more

Christmas Tree

first_imgMany Georgians remember hiking into nearby woods as children to chop down that most iconic of all holiday decorations: the family Christmas tree. These days, a suitable one is less likely found in the backyard. But the experience can still be found, along with that perfect tree, among the acreage at a choose-and-cut tree farm. “It’s all about the experience,” said Liza Smith, owner of 7 G’s Farm in Nicholson, Ga. “Families come out here and find their perfect Christmas tree together. It is really amazing to watch the excitement in children.” Given a saw and direction, shoppers navigate the farm. Along with spotting deer frolicking among the trees or enjoying a chance encounter with Santa, visitors take home more than just a tree. “We describe it as an oxygen-enriched atmosphere,” said Greg Smith, the farm’s manager. “One acre of Christmas trees provides enough oxygen for 18 people.” With over 6,000 trees, the air at 7 G’s Farm is rich. The farm sells Leyland Cypress ranging from 5 feet to 13 feet tall for $6 a foot. Last year, they sold 1,000 trees. “Our business is growing every year,” Smith said. “But, we saw people opting for smaller, more modest trees last year, probably in response to the economy.” Christmas tree farming in Georgia brought more than $8.5 million to the state’s economy last year, according to the annual Georgia Farm Gate Value Report from the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. Most Georgia tree farms offer Cypress varieties, but some offer Virginia Pine, White Pine or Redcedar trees, too.Choose-and-cut farms are the perfect place to purchase the freshest tree possible. “Fresh trees can last from the first of November through Christmas, if you keep it supplied with water,” said David Moorhead, an extension specialist with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.A six-foot tree can take up to a gallon of water a day, Moorhead said. “Fill the tree stand when you bring it in and check it twice a day,” he said. “If you let the tree dry out, the base will seal up and it will be difficult to get any water into the tree.” Dry trees can be a fire hazard. Keeping an adequate water supply flowing to the tree is paramount. Keep trees away from heat sources such as vents or fireplaces to help prevent drying. Trees cut and shipped to retail outlets for the holiday season are typically grown in states further north or west of Georgia. Many spend weeks without water. To test for freshness, shake the tree vigorously before buying it. If a shower of needles falls, move on. “If it looks wilted, select a fresher tree,” Moorhead said. “If it doesn’t look good when you buy it, it won’t resurrect itself at your house.” Regardless of where you buy your Christmas tree, cut half an inch off the bottom before placing it into a tree stand. Giving the tree a fresh cut will help it take up as much water as it can and stay fresher longer. Keep your ceiling height in mind when selecting a tree. Be sure to get a tree that will fit in your house. If you have an eight-foot ceiling, a seven-foot tree is about as large as you can fit. “There is nothing worse than getting a perfect tree home and realizing it won’t fit,” Moorhead said. “Hacking off the bottom of the tree to make it fit is not a good idea.” For a list of Georgia’s choose and cut Christmas tree farms visit read more

Elmont Man Reported Missing

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Kevin Pierre-PaulUpdate: Kevin Pierre-Paul has been found.Nassau County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 23-year-old Elmont man who has been reported missing.Police said Kevin Pierre-Paul was last seen leaving his Sterling Road home at 12:40 a.m. Monday.Pierre-Paul was described as 5-feet, 11-inches tall, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.He was last seen wearing black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. Police noted that he needs medication.Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this missing person to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img

Do This – Long Island Events for March 2014

first_imgAVIVA DRESCHERThis no-holds-barred memoir by perhaps the boldest member of The Real Housewives of New York City, tackles everything from relationships, reality TV and the amputation of her leg to her mother’s alcoholism and how to overcome such personal challenges. Besides signing copies of Leggy Blonde, she’ll also be answering questions—about her life, her legs, and even whether or not she has sex with her prosthetic on or off. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 7 p.m. March 4TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS: DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ REVOLVERLed by acclaimed Beatles scholar, composer and producer Scott Freiman, this “Expanded Edition” transports Fab Four fans young and old on a three-hour multimedia escapade back into the studio as the band forge their rock masterpiece, including rare audio and video clips, behind-the-scene stories about the tunes and the groundbreaking innovative production techniques used to create what’s considered by many to be not just the best Beatles album, but the best album of all time, period. He’ll also be deconstructing “Paperback Writer” and “Rain.” Not-to-be missed. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $14 members/$19 public. 7 p.m. March 5LOS LOBOSChicano rock at its most infectious. With The Mastersons. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $40, $50, $65. 8 p.m. March 5ERTICAL HORIZON, TONIC & DISHWALLANineties alt radio-singles superstars. Expect Vertical Horizon’s moody “Everything You Want,” Tonic’s addictive “Lemon Parade” and “If You Could Only See” from Dishwalla’s “Counting Blue Cars.” Also expect a whole lotta flannel worn by audience members. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $24.50, $29.50, $32.50, $44.50. 8 p.m. March 7JIM BREUERUntil you’ve experienced Breuer’s comedy live, until your gut has writhed in such uncontrollable, euphoric swells as deep and as vast as the rippling waves of the ocean and you’ve lost all context of time and space, any worries and pain, laughing so damn hard that somehow, everything—life, love and existence—all makes sense, well, you’ve just never actually lived. Let the former Valley Stream Central High School grad (formerly SNL’s “Goat Boy” and this month’s “Portrait”) take you there. Not-to-be missed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. March 8WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKSThese Scottish indie rockers have been converting fans across the globe ever since their 2009 debut These Four Walls, which was followed up with 2011’s stellar In the Pit of the Stomach and last month’s E Ray – Live in Philadelphia, recorded in Philly’s Union Transfer. If you dig label mates Frightened Rabbit (which, if you’ve ever heard, you must, since their draw is that infectious), then you will love WWPJ. With Honeyblood. Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., Manhattan. $20. 8 p.m. March 8BILL COSBYThe legendary funnyman headlines Gala 2014, a great night of comedy, and his bit will undoubtedly include hilarious observations he’s gleaned from years of making the world laugh—whether through cartoons (Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids), sitcoms (The Cosby Show), albums, or any of his bestselling books (Fatherhood, I Didn’t Ask To Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was, among others). Not-to-be missed. Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook. $75. (Tickets for Gala Supporters start at $500 for two and include preferred seating and an after-party.) 8 p.m. March 8DEMI LOVATOThe 21-year-old pop singer, actress and philanthropist will be blowing the doors off The Old Barn in support of her Neon Lights Tour. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $24.50, $44.50, $64.50, $74.50. 7 p.m. March 11DROPKICK MURPHYSBoston punk rock-Irish folk-hardcore chaos that’s always fun and never fails to inspire mosh pits. In support of their St. Patrick’s Day Tour. With Lucero and Skinny Lister. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $30.50, $39.50, $50. 8 p.m. March 11CAT POWERSolo; chameleon-esque collages that bloom amid a field full of vibrant and dying flowers rooted across a spectrometer of musical genres. Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. Sixth St., Brooklyn. $40 ADV/$45 DOS. 7 &10 p.m. March 11“MAC” MCANALLYThe acclaimed country singer/songwriter and guitarist will be performing gems plucked from his nearly 40-year career dazzling fans across the globe in this intimate, personal setting. With Ed Travers and Tommy Maxwell. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. $25, $35, $45, $55, $65. 8 p.m. March 14TRISHA YEARWOODThe Grammy Award-winning singer, actress and two-time New York Times bestselling cookbook author is known for many things, among them, her emotional, heartfelt ballads. Expect multiple hits, a lot of passion, and a performance you’ll surely remember for a long, long time. With Karyn Rochelle. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50, $49.50, $69.50. 8 p.m. March 14ROB SCHNEIDERThe former SNL writer and cast member-turned-Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo cult star, among other films, will be sure to leave you in stitches. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $24.50, $29, $32, $35, $55. 9 p.m. March 15HOW I GOT LEFT AT THE OPERA: A BOY’S JOURNEY INTO POLITICS WITH MOZART, WAGNER & VERDIOff to the side, Sex Pistols, Ramones and Clash! Fred Plotkin, one of the world’s leading opera experts, leads this multimedia discussion about opera’s anti-establishment, rebellious ways, and how it can be a source of inspiration and imagination for those looking to “fight the good fight,” too. Proceeds will benefit Camp Kinderland, a sleep-away camp for children which helps foster ideals of social justice and peace among guests. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $20 members/$30 public. 4 p.m. March 16ROSEANNE CASHThe Man In Black’s daughter continues his musical legacy of transforming darkness into light through song, touring in support of her latest, and perhaps most visceral, “The River and The Thread,” born from a trek through the Deep South that not only brought her closer to her family’s roots (maybe the closest she’s ever been, she confesses), but on a spiritual and musical journey as well, which successfully resulted in the preservation of her father’s childhood home. Yeah. Wow. Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., Manhattan. $35, $50, $75. 8 p.m. March 18[colored_box color=”green”]WOMEN WHO ROCKLoaded to the gills with rare concert footage, rarely seen promo films and TV performances, CAC Rock Legends Live host Bill Shelley highlights the music and significance of the women who’ve turned rock and roll upside-down and begging for mercy, including (but not limited to) The Runaways, Suzi Quatro, Heart and many more—the archival footage transforming CAC into a rock concert of its own. Loud clapping, singing and shouting are always encouraged, since it will be nearly impossible to contain, anyway. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members/$15 public. 7:30 p.m. March 18[/colored_box]CAROLE RADZIWILLThe journalist and Real Housewives of New York City star will be signing copies of her debut novel The Widow’s Guide to Sex and Dating. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 7 p.m. March 19ANTHONY JESELNIKYes, this is the guy who roasted Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen and Roseanne Barr on Comedy Central, starred in his own Offensive and the mastermind behind comedy album Shakespeare. And yes, he’s absolutely hilarious. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $29, $35. 8 p.m. March 20THE MARSHALL TUCKER BANDThe Southern rock/blues stalwarts have been touring the world and creating new music for more than 40 years, inspiring legions of fans that span several generations and continuously recruiting even more with each city or town they roll into and absolutely crush. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25, $35, $39.50, $49.50, $59.50. 8 p.m. March 21TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUEJazz-R&B-funk-brass band explosions led by trombone and trumpet prodigy Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty. Wow. With London Souls. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35, $40. 8 p.m. March 21KID CUDIStoner hip-hop at its trippiest. With King Chip. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. $49.50, $75. 8 p.m. March 225TH ANNUAL PATCHOGUE FOLK FESTIVALNot-to-be missed gig, period. Folk songstresses Suzanne Vega, Amy Helm and Bridgehampton’s own Caroline Doctorow will be performing numbers spanning their collective careers, including, surely, Vega’s “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner.” And possibly a few Pete Seeger numbers, in tribute of his recent passing? Only one way to find out. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. $18, $28, $38, $48, $68. 8 p.m. (With a Free concert featuring various local singer/songwriters at 2 p.m. in the lobby.) March 22ENNIO MORRICONEThe recent Grammy Trustee Award winner, aka “The Maestro,” will be conducting this one-night-only, ultra-rare performance accompanied by the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra and Choir, revisiting the revered composer’s timeless repertoire in Morricone’s first East Coast appearance since his 2007 debut. Bellissimo! Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. $80, $255, $355. $75. 7 p.m. March 22DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM CLASSICAL BALLET PERFORMANCEEighteen racially diverse dance artists from the Dance Theatre of Harlem perform a diverse and demanding classical ballet repertoire that is as graceful as it is moving, as stunning and mesmerizing as it is breathtakingly graceful and gorgeous. Not-to-be missed. Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook. $40. 8 p.m. March 22KINGS PARK: STORIES FROM AN AMERICAN MENTAL INSTITUTIONAward-winning filmmaker and former patient Lucy Winer takes audience members on a powerful, moving, cinematic journey through the history and legacy of the Kings Park Mental Hospital and will be on-hand to answer questions about the film’s creation and her time there, along with other members of the cast and crew. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members/$15 public.1 p.m. March 23SPANK! HARDER: THE SEQUELThe second chapter of the hilariously naughty Fifty Shades of Grey parody is sure to keep audience members writhing in their seats with excitement and laughs—and eagerly anticipating the next. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50. 7 p.m. March 23THE ROBERT CRAY BANDCray is a living blues legend whose guitar work not only remains true to all those who’ve laid the foundation before him but pushes the genre to new possibilities, fans and heights. The multi-Grammy Award winner—who’s been intoxicating audiences around the world with his cascading, ever-inspiring and always-evolving fusion of blues, soul, rock and jazz for 40 years—will undoubtedly be performing hits spanning his 16-album canon, including timeless numbers off 1986 breakthrough Strong Persuader, as well as gems from his latest masterpiece, Nothin’ But Love. With The Blind Boys. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $32.50, $42.50, $49.50, $65. 8 p.m. March 25RALPHIE MAYA larger-than-life comedian dishing out larger-than-life hilarity. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $30, $35, $40, $50. 8 p.m. March 27JANE GREENThe New York Times bestselling author will be signing copies of her latest novel Tempting Fate, an addictive, gripping tale about a 43-year-old happily married woman named Gabby who finds herself in the titillating throes of a relationship with a younger man. How far will she go? Only one way to find out. Wow. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. 7 p.m. March 27JIM BELUSHIThe actor, comedian and musician will leave you in stitches, holding your stomach and gasping for air. (This is a good thing lol.) With The Chicago Board of Comedy. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50. 8 p.m. March 28TAYLOR DAYNELI’s own multi-platinum diva, in all her gorgeous, heart-bending glory. Expect hits “Tell It to My Heart,” “Prove Your Love” and “Every Beat of My Heart.” With Amber Ferrari. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue. $35, $45, $55, $65. 7 p.m. March 29DREAM THEATERA must-not-miss gig, regardless of whether mesmerizing, mind-blowing prog-metal is your cup of tea or not. Hell, forget labels—any music fan will appreciate and be floored by this band. Dream Theater has been pushing the very boundaries of sound going on 30 years, and each performance is a kaleidoscopic, sonic realm of tone and colors, light and darkness, passion and emotion oft-described as transcendental (and amplified by the guitar virtuosity of Kings Park’s legendary shredder John Petrucci, considered by many to be one of the best guitarists in the world). The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $39.50, $49.50, $59.50, $69.50, $89.50. 8 p.m. March 30“WOMEN OF THE WORLD”A continuation of the art and photography exhibition profiled in this month’s “Art & Soul” on P. 36, this includes artwork from more than 50 award-winning LI female artists and photographers asked to express the feminine mystique theme of a moment in the life of a woman—past, present and future—in the medium of their choice. Wow. Hutchins Gallery, CW Post/LIU campus library, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. Free. Tues.-Sat., 2-5 p.m. March 4 through 292ND ANNUAL NYC HOT SAUCE EXPODo you enjoy extra-extra-extra spicy wings? Taste-testing Jalapeño and Ghost Peppers just for fun? Boasting dozens of hot stuff purveyors, unlimited sampling, spicy pizza-, chicken wing- and knish-eating contests and Bloody Mary Mix Down Championship, among many other taste-bud-scorching events, this scalding, fiery-foodie inferno has it all. And as an added sizzler this year, LI’s own firebrand wrestler/actor/author/food critic/comic book hero Brimstone will be setting the CaJohns Fiery Foods booth ablaze signing autographs—so turn it up and sauce it up, flamethrower-style! Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 Seventh Ave., Manhattan. $35, $75, $100. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 29 & 30BLACK SABBATHOzzy, Iommi and The Geezler are back, unleashing a barrage of classics mixed with hellfire from their latest, the charts-topping 13, sure to include “God Is Dead?” and “ End of the Beginning.” Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. $59.50, $89.50, $129.50. 7:30 p.m. March 31 Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

James Fisher Ocean Team Wraps Up South China Sea Project for COOEC Subsea

first_imgJames Fisher Ocean Team (JFOT) has completed its first excavation for COOEC Subsea in the South China Sea.The project, undertaken in Zhujiangkou Basin, 170km southwest of Hong Kong, was for post-lay trenching of 7km of subsea cable as part of the oil field’s joint development.Fu Wenzhi, technical manager of COOEC Subsea, said: “We have established the trust in the technology and personnel from JFSE over the years who have once again executed the project within time and budget. Now that the equipment as well as operational and logistical support are based locally in Shenzhen, we are looking forward to further opportunities to work together.”JFOT has two excavation spreads, the Twin R2000 and T8000, positioned permanently in China to support clients in the country’s oil & gas and offshore wind sectors.Sue Sun, operations director of JFOT said: “We are delighted that COOEC Subsea are once again pleased by the results of the fleet which is being managed with a real regional focus locally for the Chinese market.”The subsea excavation equipment services a number of sectors and applications including pipeline and cable trenching, deburial, rock dump dispersal and seabed clearance and preparations.last_img read more

Highlights of the Week

first_imgTwo Damen Cutter Suction Dredgers Shipped to MexicoDamen Shipyards recently delivered two new dredgers to the Mexican Navy, among which is the cutter suction dredger (CSD) 650 ARM Laguna Morelos (ADR-19). Image source: DamenDredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (February 3-9, 2020). Following the Completion of Berdyansk Gig Dredger Meotida Returns to MariupolThe Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) has just announced that the hopper dredger Meotida of their Delta-pilot branch has successfully completed its work on the section of the Berdyansk seaport approach channel, after which the vessel was relocated to Mariupol. DCI Wins Mumbai Dredging ContractDredging Corporation of India Ltd (DCI) has won a Naval Dockyard’s (Mumbai) contract for dredging work at the naval sites in Mumbai area.center_img Crucial Need to Widen the Houston Ship ChannelPort Houston Chairman Ric Campo has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means – Subcommittee on Trade, concerning “Trade Infrastructure for Global Competitiveness”. JV Including DEME Wins Kiel Canal ContractDEME has won a contract as part of a joint venture for the widening of the Kiel Canal in Germany.last_img read more

Sex education may add to 5-year-olds’ confusion 25 November 2013Five North Island schools are now bravely rolling out a sex education policy apparently tailor-made to be absorbed by ankle-biters as young as 5 years old.In a TV news item, teacher and sexuality educator Kathryn Heape beamingly told a reporter about the policy and how they: “Talk about how the baby grows in the uterus, and talk about how it’s the penis’ job to deliver the sperm to the egg through the vagina”.Good grief, if that isn’t hard enough to comprehend for a 5-year-old, the notion that the penis actually has a job to perform, to, as it were, put on a suit and tie and march off to work to impregnate an eagerly awaiting egg, is both grand and comic.The children are also shown what a condom looks like, which infers the nippers are also told that the penis’ job of impregnating an egg is completely redundant most of the time, that the penis is for most of its life a work-shy ergophobe who goes to extraordinary lengths to shirk the job description of a sperm egg collision while still enjoying the fringe benefits of horsing around in the happy hunting grounds of the vagina.Why a child of such a very young age has to become acquainted with a condom beats me. I tend to agree with the sobbing mother also interviewed in the same TV item who, along with other parents at her children’s school, successfully campaigned against the policy’s introduction. The notion of protection with a capital P seems to have been hijacked by earnest sex educators trying to prevent worst-case scenarios at the cost of a childhood, which by its definition should be allowed a period of grace before signs of biology kick in. read more

Resilient Fruits Festival added to World Rivers Day celebration

first_img Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Resilient Fruits Festival added to World Rivers Day celebration by: – May 11, 2018 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 275 Views   no discussions Fr Franklyn Cuffy (file photo)News Release {-May 9 2018} –As Catholics observe the third Anniversary of Pope Francis Encyclical “Laudato Si” – care of our common home (Earth) is our responsibility, on 24 May, 2018. Here in Dominica plans are well on the way for the next World Rivers Day.Resilient Fruits Festival will now be one of the major attractions of the 13 Anniversary of World Rivers Day, carded for the last Sunday of September (30), 2018. As designated by the United Nations.Spearheading this Anniversary is The Dominica World Rivers Day Committee, in partnership with the Healthy Islanders, The Discover Dominica, DHTA, City Council, DOWASCO, Forestry Division, The Dominica Fire and Ambulance Division, the Signman, among others.Donmnitjen Fo Roseau River Endurance Competition will be the focus.The day’s event will be begin with a Church celebration at 9:00 am at the Cathedral Chapel, followed with parade of uniform groups to the Roseau Market, where breakfast will be available.A Hula Hoop Endurance competition will also be an attraction for the Youth. And will be coordination by the Girl Guides Movement.In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria this year’s theme is: No Forest, No Water, No RIVER, No Food, No Life!last_img read more

West Ham axe manager Pellegrini after Leicester defeat

first_img “Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold, along with the Board and everyone at West Ham United, would like to place on record their thanks to Manuel for his service over the past 18 months.” Read Also: EPL: Calvert-Lewin brace hands Everton win at Newcastle Mr Sullivan said: “It is with great disappointment that we’ve had to make this decision. Manuel is a gentleman and it has been a real pleasure to work with someone of his calibre. “However, it has become clear that that a change is required to get the Club back on track in line with our ambitions this season. We felt it was necessary to act now in order to give the new manager as much time as possible to try and achieve that goal.” David Moyes is the early front-runner with the bookies to return to the Hammers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 West Ham United have sacked manager Manuel Pellegrini after their home defeat to Leicester . The Hammers went down 2-1 at the London Stadium to a Foxes side who made nine changes from the side that lost 4-0 at Liverpool on Boxing Day. Manuel Pellegrini has been sacked as West Ham United manager The result saw West Ham equal their club record run of four successive home defeats in the Premier League having also lost out to Arsenal , Tottenham and Newcastle in recent weeks. It leaves them 17th in the Premier League table with just one win in five and hovering just a point off the relegation zone. It was enough to prompt club bosses to part with former Premier League title winner Pellegrini after 19 months at the helm. A club statement read: “West Ham United can confirm that Manuel Pellegrini has left the Club with immediate effect.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more