Philomena’s story

first_imgGAA – Audio & Pics from Newcastlewest’s loss to Clonmel Commericals Advertisement ‘PHILOMENA’, a film based on the true story of a Newcastlewest woman’s search for the son she was forced to give up for adoption, has received four nominations for this year’s British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. The movie was nominated in the best film category and there was a best actress nomination for Judi Dench, who plays the leading role of Philomena Lee. Directed by Stephen Frears, ‘Philomena’ also features in the nominations for best British film and best adapted screenplay. The award winners will be named at a ceremony in London on Feburary 16. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbaftajudi denchNewcastlewestphilomena Email Caring was absolute hell Limerick to welcome more refugees More than 100 new jobs for Limerick center_img LifestyleEntertainmentNewsPhilomena’s storyBy admin – January 9, 2014 871 WhatsApp Two Limerick teenagers return from study visit to Malawi Facebook Print Twitter Beyond the neon runes Previous articleFurther arrests over robbery of casino winnerNext articleJust the job admin last_img read more

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Ocean City Cancels Special Events for July

first_imgDue to ongoing public health precautions during the coronavirus pandemic, Ocean City’s calendar of special events from the June 27 Antique Auto Show through the month of July will be canceled, the city announced Friday.The cancellations include shows and concerts on the Ocean City Music Pier, Wacky Wednesday activities, Fourth of July events and fireworks, Night in Venice, sand sculpting contests, and the Freckle Contest, among others.“Protecting the health and safety of everybody who loves Ocean City will always be our top priority,” Mayor Jay Gillian said.Decisions on August events will be made at a later date, according to a city press release.Separate from the city’s events, the Ocean City Gardens Civic Association has canceled its annual Fourth of July bike parade that winds through the north end of town.Stretching for blocks, the parade is one of the traditions of Ocean City’s old-fashioned Independence Day festivities. Organizers say it has been held for at least 20 years and usually attracts around 1,000 bicyclists.However, the decision was made to cancel it this year in response to the need for social distancing during the pandemic. There are plans to bring it back for Fourth of July in 2021.At the opposite end of the island at the same time, a Fourth of July bike parade rolls through the south end of town under the direction of the South Ocean City Improvement Association.But the SOCIA announced earlier that it was canceling this year’s south end bike parade because of the pandemic. There are plans to resume the parade in 2021.Andrea Kohr, of Ocean City, and her 5-year-old twins, Keo and Kai, participate in the Fourth of July bike parade in the north end of Ocean City in 2019. There will be no Fourth of July fireworks this year. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City)last_img read more

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How Asian film is making moves to take over from Hollywood

first_img“Lots of issues are coming together in a perfect storm in 2020,” explains Mike Goodridge, artistic director of Macao’s International Film Festival and Awards, which holds its fifth edition in December.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

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Liverpool claim advantage in first leg of Europa clash

first_imgIn the first European meeting between the two arch-rivals, Liverpool dominated their opponents as they claimed a deserved 2-0 win thanks to a first-half penalty from Daniel Sturridge and a powerful strike from Roberto Firmino mid-way through the second-half.Earlier, Tottenham suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to their hosts Borussia Dortmund in the first-leg of their last-16 tie.Later tonight, the sixth round of the FA Cup gets underway at the Madejski Stadium as Championship side Reading play host to Crystal Palace. Kick-off is at five-to-eight.last_img

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Neanderthal: Am I My Sequencer’s Brother?

first_imgAssociated Press reported a two-year initiative to sequence the Neanderthal genome (see MSNBC News, and also a separate report on [email protected]).  A progressive creationist society headed by Dr. Hugh Ross, Reasons to Believe, is predicting the results “will show Neanderthals did not evolve into modern humans.” RTB has long contended that Neanderthal Man had nothing to do with the original Adam and Eve.  According to the RTB article, only about 0.03% of Neanderthal DNA has been sequenced so far.  Comparisons to date show Neanderthal distinctives yet some overlap with modern human DNA – yet too little data to establish the amount of relatedness.  “There are no firm answers yet about how humans picked up key traits such as walking upright and developing complex language,” according to the AP article; ”Neanderthals are believed to have been relatively sophisticated, but lacking in humans’ higher reasoning functions.”Of course the Neanderthals don’t believe they are lacking in higher reasoning functions, because they were not invited to the panel.    For a contrasting view of Neanderthal place in a Biblical history, see Answers in Genesis.  For earlier entries here on Neanderthal comparisons with modern man, see 06/06/2006, 02/27/2006, 01/24/2006, 09/23/2005, 05/19/2005, 02/25/2005 and 10/01/2004, or search for Neanderthal or Neandertal in the search box above.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Attention all

first_imgAttention deficit disorder can lead to a lack of confidence. Parents must be patient and communicative to help the child overcome it. Vasantha R. Patri Chairperson, Indian institute of counseling, New DelhiChildren with an attention deficit disorder (ADD) are unable to respond suitably, particularly to academics or when given instructions.,Attention deficit disorder can lead to a lack of confidence. Parents must be patient and communicative to help the child overcome it.Vasantha R. Patri Chairperson, Indian institute of counseling, New DelhiChildren with an attention deficit disorder (ADD) are unable to respond suitably, particularly to academics or when given instructions. They are incapable of paying attention to an activity for long. This is a cognitive deficit due to which their performance goes down and they are unable to judge a situation in terms of its consequence. Such children may take decisions that may prove to be fatal at times. For example they may start walking on the roof without any support or open car door while it’s moving. It is very difficult to calm such kids and they are often seen running around or picking up unnecessary quarrels. They might be unable to sit at length, are often forgetful of their belongings and are not particularly organised. Parents should understand it is a neurological problem and cannot be curbed without proper care. They should organise everything for the child from text books to time-tables to cupboards, everything must be in order. They must be handled with care and patience. It is also necessary that if children start showing signs of disorder then they must be taken care of under close supervision. Their academic activities should be carried out in small chunks of time in order to sustain their interest in work. They must be involved in extra-curricular activities such as sports, games, music or working on the computer. Parents should be extremely patient and must put up with their behaviour calmly. Such children are likely to respond better to audio-visual mediums and these must be used as the medium of expression. Their poor school performance does not predict failure in life. Skills based on reading and writing need not be the only way to judge capabilities.Jyoti BosePrincipal, Springdales school, Dhaula Kuan, New DelhiWhen a child is restless or has problems concentrating in the class, he or she might be suffering from an attention deficit disorder (ADD). In such a situation the teachers identify them and advise further assessment. This includes an observant evaluation by psychologists and educationists which helps in identifying the problem and understanding its level. Many a times it is seen that even if they behave in a similar manner at home parents remain in constant denial. Parents should have a constant communication with their children, making it easier for them to share their problems and feelings. Parents must remember that children may have many issues during adolescence such as peer pressure and lack of interst in extra-curricular activities among others, but if parents and teachers work with each other on a one-on-one basis these can be solved. It is important for them to have an interaction with the teachers so that the children’s activities can be discussed at length. They must understand that attention deficit disorder is not permanent and can be defeated if dealt properly.Aruna Broota Clinical psychologist, New DelhiThere are two kinds of attention deficits. These can be attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Sometimes both occur at the same time. Till date we do not know the reason behind it but it is not a complete neurological disorder.When a child has this problem, his or her brain remains underdeveloped and is unable to differentiate between a figure and a background. This is primarily due to lack of concentration. They cannot pin-point one structure but look through all that they see. For instance, the child may see a lamp in a room but will not be able to concentrate on it and not be able to identify the object. Ideally, the attention span of a child increases with age but such children cannot sustain their attention even when they grow up. They usually avoid eye contact and this makes it even more important for parents to be tolerant toward them. But if parents are unable to understand such behaviour they become punitive and start reprimanding the child. This may lead to a lack of confidence in the children. Parents can try different techniques such as talking to the child while looking into their eyes and politely asking them to respond similarly or they can try writing and reading exercises, asking the child to identify vowels and consonants. Such exercises would not only boost their confidence but also help parents in tackling the problem. Parents can also engage their children in vigilant tasks in the house and monitor the attention span. But remember to never shout at them. Involve them in creative endeavours. This will enhance their personality and make them more attentive.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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JANAAC Hosts Forum for World Accreditation Day

first_img Speaking to JIS News at the forum, held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston, JANAAC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sharonmae Shirley, said that the forum aimed to bring awareness that building materials used in construction must conform to certain standards. The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) hosted a forum on Friday (June 9), which focused on how accreditation can support professionals in the construction industry.These include contractors, manufacturers, designers, architects, civil engineers and regulators.Accreditation supports the construction sector to control risk, drive efficiency, demonstrate regulatory compliance, and provide supply chain confidence.Importantly, accreditation determines the technical competence, integrity and impartiality of organisations providing conformity assessment services, such as testing, calibration, certification and inspection based on international standards.Speaking to JIS News at the forum, held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston, JANAAC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sharonmae Shirley, said that the forum aimed to bring awareness that building materials used in construction must conform to certain standards.“So, the construction blocks, the aggregates, the cement and concrete, all of these materials ought to be tested in an accredited laboratory,” she emphasised.Mrs. Shirley further noted that when developers and other construction players use the materials, there should be a guarantee of their quality and integrity.Meanwhile, Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown, said it is important to ensure the highest level of standards in the construction industry, especially with the threat and frequency of climate events.Mr. Brown, who delivered remarks on behalf of Portfolio Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, pointed out that increased globalisation has resulted in the need for increased standardisation of products and services, and, with this, increased conformity assessment requirements.“Indeed, our global trading partners are demanding products and services that meet rigorous and advanced standards to satisfy customer expectations and to comply with their technical regulations,” he said.The Director General congratulated the staff and management of JANAAC for their role in providing internationally recognised accreditation and training services to laboratories, inspection bodies and certification bodies.He also lauded JANAAC for being the only internationally recognised accreditation body in the English-speaking Caribbean, which means that test results from its laboratory, or any of its conformity assessment bodies, are accepted worldwide.During the forum, the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus’ Microbiology Diagnostic Services Laboratory was awarded an accreditation certificate for having satisfied all the requirements necessary for medical laboratories.The forum was held under the theme ‘Delivering confidence in construction and the built environment’ and was part of World Accreditation Day celebrations in approximately 90 countries.The theme, which is adopted worldwide, is important, especially to Small Island Developing States, such as Jamaica, as assuring the quality and integrity of the nation’s physical infrastructure is paramount.JANAAC was incorporated in 2008 as an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. During the forum, the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus’ Microbiology Diagnostic Services Laboratory was awarded an accreditation certificate for having satisfied all the requirements necessary for medical laboratories. Story Highlights The Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) hosted a forum on Friday (June 9), which focused on how accreditation can support professionals in the construction industry. These include contractors, manufacturers, designers, architects, civil engineers and regulators. last_img read more

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CORRECTED USW mill workers in Fort St John to vote on strike

first_imgCORRECTION: United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 President Brian O’Rourke has clarified yesterday’s announcement, saying that a strike vote is only being held by workers at 13 mills owned by members of the Council on Northern Interior Forest Employment Relations, or Conifer. A press release issued by the union had quoted USW Wood Council Chair Bob Matters as saying that the union was “bargaining for 23 different worksites…” O’Rourke said however that only 13 worksites are currently in talks, and suggested that the press release may have contained a typo.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Officials with the United Steelworkers Wood Council say that members of USW Local 1-2017, which represents workers at the Canfor sawmill in Fort St. John, will be conducting a strike vote after talks broke down with their employer.In a release, the USW says that the Wood Council recently held a fifth round of negotiations with the Council on Northern Interior Forest Employment Relations, or Conifer, which is a non-profit society that was formed for the purpose of coordinating collective bargaining activities for member organizations. He added that the vote needs to be conducted in the next two weeks. Among the members of Conifer are Canfor’s sawmills in Fort St. John and Prince George, Canfor Energy North’s Fort St. John and Chetwynd operations, West Fraser’s Williams Lake division, and the Conifex mill in Mackenzie, in addition to over a dozen other mills across Northern B.C.However, the USW says that talks with Conifer broke down because of what it claims was the employer being unwilling to listen to the concerns of union members.“We are looking for improvements to our working conditions,” said USW Wood Council Chair Bob Matters. “The employer is unwilling to discuss the most basic proposals. Our workers are demanding changes and we will fight for them. We are bargaining for 23 different worksites and it’s time to send them a message.”The union said in their release that has proposed changes to the collective agreement that includes leave for members struggling with domestic violence, union representation and pension funding improvement.“Our goal is to get a fair contract for our members,” said USW Local 1-2017 President Brian O’Rourke. “The employers are having one of the best economic years in decades and workers should share in this prosperity.”Matters said that over 1,500 workers will be participating in a vote for the union to get a strike mandate from each worksite covered by Conifer, which includes the two locations in the Peace Region.last_img read more

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Sheila Manifesto full of hollow promises

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Congress president Sheila Dikshit said ‘the BJP manifesto was full of hollow promises and false claims without having any substance that would be beneficial to the people.Dikshit said that the emptiness of the BJP manifesto was evident from the reaction of senior BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi, who was involved in the framing of the BJP manifesto in 2014, who asked about how many marks he would give to the Modi Government’s performance in the last five years, he replied that he could give marks “only if there was something written on the copybook”, which clearly proves that Modi’s performance in the last five years was only “non-performance”, and the manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections does not have a single meaningful, doable promise, as it was full of “jumlevaji”. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderDelhi Congress chief Dikshit said that the people of the country have now fully understood Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s falsehood and his bundle of lies, and the voters have now lost all faith in him, and his hollow promises. She added that the trust that the people had reposed in the BJP to deliver in 2014 had been completely shattered as the Modi Government could not fulfill even a single promise, and betrayed the people. Dikshit said that the people of the country would not believe in a single promise of the BJP manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as the report card of the Modi Government in the last five years has been a big zero.last_img read more

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