TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING POSTPONED

first_imgIt is with regret that we advise that the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Annual General Meeting scheduled for the 10 November 2007, has been postponed until further notice.Due to the requirements of the Australian Capital Territory Incorporations Act, TFA will be unable to continue with the meeting.  There has been a dramatic change in the scope of the organisation and it is imperative that under the direction of the new Chief Executive Officer and Board of Management that all matters are checked with due diligence.  Whilst it is unfortunate that this issue has delayed the process, it is also important that the reports are accurate.  TFA ask for your support and understanding as members of the Touch Football community.last_img read more

JCF to be Redefined as Protection and Service Entity

first_img The Government is to develop a policy framework, which will redefine the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as a protection and service organisation.Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the policy is expected to be in place by November 2017.“That will become the launching pad for a discussion about what our new Jamaica protection and service institution will be; (and) what should our new law-enforcement institution be,” he noted.He said it is hoped that the policy will also change people’s perception of the JCF.“I think that once we get to that point where the people recognise that the JCF is there to serve us, then their job, the Commissioner’s job will be much easier, because at that point, we would have enlisted the entire community in this business of enforcing the law and supporting the rule of law,” he added.The Prime Minster made the remarks as he joined scores of volunteers at the Central Police Station in downtown Kingston yesterday (May 23), to beautify the facility as part of activities for Labour Day 2017.Central Police Station was one of two national projects. The other was the renovation of the Ward Theatre, also located in downtown Kingston.The scope of work at the Central Police Station included cleaning, bushing and painting as well as landscaping.The police station has also been selected as one of 55 sites across the island where a mural will be painted as part of the ‘Jamaica 55’ celebrations.The JCF, among other things, is responsible for the maintenance of law and order, the prevention and detection of crime, the investigation of alleged crimes, the protection of life and property and the enforcement of all criminal laws as defined by the Jamaican Penal Code. Story Highlights The Prime Minster made the remarks as he joined scores of volunteers at the Central Police Station in downtown Kingston yesterday (May 23), to beautify the facility as part of activities for Labour Day 2017. The Government is to develop a policy framework, which will redefine the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as a protection and service organisation. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the policy is expected to be in place by November 2017.last_img read more

GOV.JM is a Secure Website

first_img Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, is reassuring the public that the newly launched GOV.JM is a secure portal, and users’ personal information will not be compromised. Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on August 23, Dr. Wheatley said persons are being encouraged to use the technology. Story Highlights Services currently available using the portal are tax and traffic fine payments, as well as queries; motor-vehicle registration; bill payments; and applications for passport, birth, death and marriage certificates and a driver’s licence. Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, is reassuring the public that the newly launched GOV.JM is a secure portal, and users’ personal information will not be compromised.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on August 23, Dr. Wheatley said persons are being encouraged to use the technology.“We are committed to ensuring that all government websites are safe, and that any information used to transact business on these websites is protected,” he said.The Minister noted that a new web security policy was completed recently, which stipulates that all government websites put necessary structures in place to ensure that they have maximum security.Additionally, he said that since 2016, there have been two security audits of Government websites, adding that this is an ongoing process.“We are putting additional measures in place and constantly upgrading the level of cybersecurity,” he pointed out.The portal, which was launched in August, is a ‘one-stop shop’ website that allows persons to conduct business with government agencies.Services currently available using the portal are tax and traffic fine payments, as well as queries; motor-vehicle registration; bill payments; and applications for passport, birth, death and marriage certificates and a driver’s licence.The website also facilitates charitable donations through the National Education Trust (NET), applications for import and export permits and licences, and access to forms and links for doing business and investing in Jamaica.The Minister said that the feedback since the launch of the portal has been very encouraging.In the meantime, Dr. Wheatley said that the Data Protection Bill will be tabled in September, which will further assist in protecting the rights of persons and their information online.The portal is part of the Government’s goal of creating a truly digital society, incorporating ICT in everyday life.last_img read more

QUEBECORS NEW WEBSITE GOES LIVE

first_imgMONTRÉAL, Dec. 14, 2017 – Quebecor announces the launch of a new, user-friendly website tailored to the needs of customers, investors and the media. The quebecor.com site has been entirely rethought and redesigned to reflect the organization’s character, with new features and fully responsive design. Facebook Advertisement “Quebecor is a leader in digital media,” said Hugo Delaney, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications of Quebecor. “We wanted to offer visitors to our website optimized navigation and quality content, just as our brands do. Today, we have a modern platform that offers original multimedia content and promotes sharing on social media. At the same time, it presents Quebecor’s activities and its commitment to the community in a new light.”New website tells our story Advertisement Twittercenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Quebecor’s new website is a showcase for its activities in all areas: telecommunications, media, culture, sports and entertainment. The intuitive design allows fast access to information and the content goes straight to the point, without attempting to replace the websites of Quebecor’s subsidiaries.Original visuals that reflect the Corporation’s image and its industry are prominently featured. Examples include a homepage video produced by Romeo & Fils.Streamlined, efficient experience for investorsSpecial attention was paid to providing investors and analysts with easy access to financial documents and enhancing their general browsing experience. For example, users can now import full information on financial events directly into their personal calendars, access webcasts or check Quebecor’s stock price in near real-time.Expanded press roomIn addition to the Corporation’s official press releases, the press room now includes a Latest News section. “Press releases still have their place but having a news section gives us more flexibility in terms of the content we post and lends the 400 organizations we support every year greater exposure,” Mr. Delaney explained.The site also includes a powerful search engine and suggests related content based on users’ interests.Project teamThe redesign of Quebecor’s website was managed by its Public Affairs and IT departments, with support from Savoir-faire Linux.Product manager, design and web integration: Gabriel MarchesseaultCopywriting and design: Ariane LareauProject management: Victoria Nguyen and Karine RobillardBusiness needs analysis: Minh-Chau ChungProduct manager, finance: Nellie BaladiConcept development: Michel AugerOperational development: Xavier LopezIT infrastructure architect: Fadi MatniIT project manager: Marc LamarcheAgency: Savoir-faire LinuxAbout QuebecorQuebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor’s subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.Quebecor (TSX: QBR.A, QBR.B) is headquartered in Québec. It holds an 81.53% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs more than 10,000 people in Canada.A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.Visit our website: www.quebecor.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Quebecorlast_img read more

Trudeau raises concerns angers Duterte over bloody Filipino drug war

first_imgMANILA, Philippines – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau directly raised human-rights concerns with Rodrigo Duterte — including extrajudicial killings carried out by security forces in his country — in a confrontation Tuesday that the Philippine president later derided as a “personal and official insult.”Speaking to reporters in Manila after a summit of Southeast Asian countries, Trudeau said he told Duterte about the need for the rule of law in the Philippines, and also made a friendly offer of support to help the Philippines move forward.Trudeau said Duterte — whose violent crackdown on drug dealers and drug users by his government’s forces have left thousands dead — was receptive to the comments during what the Canadian prime minister called a very cordial and positive exchange.Duterte, however, seemed to remember it differently.“I said, ‘I will not explain. It is a personal and official insult,’” he told a news conference later Tuesday of his discussion with Trudeau. “‘It angers me when you are a foreigner, you do not know what exactly is happening in this country. You don’t even investigate.’”Duterte is highly sensitive to such criticism, and in the past called then U.S. President Barack Obama a “son of a bitch” after the State Department publicly expressed concern over the Philippine anti-drug campaign.President Donald Trump, who also attended this week’s ASEAN summit, did not publicly take Duterte to task for the drug crackdown. Instead, Trump said he and Duterte “had a great relationship,” and avoided questions about whether he raised human rights concerns in a meeting with the Philippine leader.The prime minister’s brief meeting with Duterte took place before Trudeau delivered a speech to members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in a bid for Canada to eventually join its exclusive, influential circles that focus on security in the Asia-Pacific.For several years, Canada has been working to forge closer ties with ASEAN, including its East Asia Summit security grouping that includes leaders of the U.S., China and Russia.The Canadian government asked the Philippines for an invitation to ASEAN and a working luncheon before this year’s East Asia Summit. It’s unclear how long it will take Canada to obtain a more-permanent status within ASEAN.Even though Duterte helped Canada get a seat at a table, Trudeau said he still brought up concerns with the Philippine president.“As I mentioned to President Duterte, we’re concerned with human rights, with the extrajudicial killings,” Trudeau told the news conference that closed his eight-day trip to the Philippines and Vietnam.“Countries around the world know that when you engage with Canada you will hear about human-rights concerns and we are the first to mention that we are not perfect, either.”Trudeau said Indigenous Peoples in Canada have suffered “neglect, marginalization and mistreatment” for centuries.— With files from The Associated Presslast_img read more

Become friends in Fort St John with a day at Peace Island

first_imgOrganizer Seleena Ney shares’, if anyone requires a ride to the event to contact her through the FB group and a convoy spot can also be set up too.There is an option to spend the night by tent or camper for $20 per unit with no limit to occupants in a unit.‘Become Friends – Fort St. John’ FB Page creator Seleena Ney shared the creation of the Page came when she had gotten out of a relationship. She tried an app that advertised a way to make new girlfriends yet the majority of the girls lived in Grande Prairie.Ney said, ” As an adult in FSJ, it’s really hard to meet new people unless you work somewhere with others with similar interests and around your age.”Ney goes on to share another reason she was inspired to create the group was after thinking about a coworker that recently moved to FSJ with her family and working in a small office, Ney considered there might not be a lot of resources to meet new people in town.” I’m really enjoying so far how considerate and involved people have been with this page,” said Ney and she hopes everyone who has wanted to has been able to make a new friend or two. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A recent FB Group called ‘Become Friends – Fort St. John’ has been actively facilitating ways for people to network and make friends.A day at Peace Island Park is the second group gathering which is a family-friendly potluck style event this Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at the Peace Island Park in Taylor. Anyone can join the group to play games, meet new people and socialize.Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, and any other food items to compliment the potluck and poop bags if you bring your pet along. Ney runs the page with Kirby Johnnie, who reached out to Ney right after she started the page. Recently moving to the area, Ney shares Johnnie is a great partner to work with.To keep to speed on the conversation and events of the day, follow the links posted below.To view the FB Event Page, CLICK HERETo view the FB Group, CLICK HERElast_img read more

Council wants to create a Community Foundation to help fund the community

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City Council directed city staff to request a proposal to engage a consultant for a community foundation for Fort St. John.The foundation, a philanthropic organization would be focused on building permanent endowments to tackle long-term community challenges, shares Ryan Harvey Communications Coordinator for the City of Fort St. John.Harvey goes on to share, that as part of the Site C dam, there is the Regional Legacy Benefits agreement (found as part of the BC Hydro Community Measures Agreement; CLICK HERE ) that will provide funding of approximately $58 million over 70 years following completion. Mayor Lori Ackerman shared, right now the city spends a significant amount on ‘Grants in Aid’ and permissive tax exemptions.  When the community foundation (CF) is established, the funding could come from the CF rather than our operating budget.As the community grows, so too are the requests for assistance.  A CF can determine its ability to fund based on its revenues from the fund’s investments and accommodate the decisions year round rather than a once a year budget, shared Mayor AckermanTo view more; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Egypts Brotherhood a dramatic rise and fall

first_imgCAIRO – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood faces its toughest trial in decades after being declared a “terrorist” group following a spectacular fall from power, with its leaders imprisoned or on the run.The 85-year-old Islamist movement, which was the most well-organised opposition group during decades of dictatorship despite being banned, stepped out of the shadows after the 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year-rule.It won a string of polls culminating in last year’s presidential election, when its candidate Mohamed Morsi became Egypt’s first freely elected leader. Morsi’s rule saw the movement grow increasingly unpopular, however, as critics charged him with mismanaging the economy and betraying the democratic hopes of the 2011 “revolution” by allegedly consolidating power in the hands of the Brotherhood.On July 3, the military toppled and detained Morsi following mass protests demanding his resignation.Since then police, who have always viewed the Islamists as a threat, have been settling scores in a crackdown that has killed more than 1,000 people, mostly Islamists, and imprisoned thousands, including Morsi and the Brotherhood’s top leadership.The military-installed government signalled a widening of the crackdown Wednesday when it declared the Brotherhood a terrorist organisation and blamed it for a suicide bombing at a police compound already claimed by a Sinai-based jihadist group.The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in 1928 by schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna as a grass-roots movement opposed to colonialism and Zionism and committed to bringing an increasingly secular Egypt back to Islam.In the group’s earlier days it was more radical, and in the 1940s was implicated in a string of assassinations, including the 1948 killing of Prime Minister Mahmud Fahmi al-Noqrashi following a crackdown on the group.Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser brutally repressed the Brotherhood in the 1950s and 1960s, leading to the emergence of more radical Islamist groups now seen as precursors to Al-Qaeda.But the Brotherhood itself officially renounced violence decades ago and embraced social outreach and grass-roots political activism, eventually taking part in the deeply flawed elections held under Mubarak despite being officially banned since the 1950s.The Brotherhood amassed a following of hundreds of thousands, including non-Islamists who came to rely on its social programmes as public services worsened under an increasingly corrupt and unpopular state.The Brotherhood’s embrace of electoral politics distanced the group from Al-Qaeda and other radical Islamists, who view the ballot as un-Islamic, but the Brotherhood’s leaders may rethink their approach following the abrupt termination of Morsi’s presidency.Its leaders and cadres are no strangers to prison, having been persecuted under three presidents, but the latest crackdown is already the worst in a half-century, and looks set to widen further.last_img read more

Tuesday AM Update Swan Lake Fire – Delays Along Sterling Highway Continue

first_imgOriginal Post: Both lanes of traffic between Adkins Road (MP77) and the intersection of Resurrection Pass Trail at the Sterling Highway (MP53) remain halted (Monday, 11pm). Fire activity  from the Swan Lake Fire and the related smoke impacts are expected to continue for some time. This situation will last into Tuesday.Free camping in the City of Soldotna is available at Centennial and Swiftwater for stranded motorists. The rodeo grounds are available for individuals with livestock or other animals. There is a fire in your local area. Assist family members with special needs, arrange to move mobile property (boats, trailers, ATV), and prepare pets or livestock. Monitor social media, news and radio for information. 8:00am Update: The Sterling Highway is still closed and lines of traffic are getting long. According to the Borough Office of Emergency Management traffic is it’s backed up to mile 50.5 on the Cooper Landing end. Air Quality Report: Air quality monitors have been set up near the fire area. Data from monitors in Cooper Landing can be viewed at https://tinyurl.com/y3rsbkr5. The monitor in Sterling can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y5ens5fv. Lighter winds on Monday have allowed for aviation resources to be utilized again over the Swan Lake Fire, and will increase the team’s ability to build an effective strategy to address the fire’s new growth. The fire is now at an estimated 138,479 acres and remains at 20% containment. Updates will be posted as soon as they are made available.center_img A Type 1 incident management team, the Great Basin Team arrived Monday with approximately 100 personnel and transitioning operation of the fire from the Type 3 team. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享8:30 Update: From the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “Still no word on the opening of the highway.  We still have hope we will hear something by 9 am so stay tuned.  We are aware traffic is backing up so please be patient. If the road does open, it will be smoky so please use caution if you start moving.  Tune to KSRM Radio at 920 am or 105.3 FM for information.  They will be providing updates every 15 minutes.” Check for further information on www.kpboem.com or call the Borough Call Center at 907-262-INFO (4636) for updates. Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. Cooper Landing and the Sterling neighborhoods EAST of Feuding Lane and EAST of Adkins Road remain in a “READY” status as of Sunday due to increased fire activity within the north side of the Swan Lake Fire near Watson Lake. A READY evacuation alert is NOT a notice to leave. This alert means that you must be ready for potential evacuation.last_img read more