School Feeding Programme Ready for New School Year

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Children  attending schools  that are benefitting from the Government’s School Feeding Programme should have a healthy start  to the new school year in September. Contracts have been approved  for the supply of  long  grain rice, cornmeal, counter flour,  vegetable oil,  corned beef  and tinned mackerel for the cooked food component, while  funds have been allocated to Nutrition Products Limited for the supply  of snacks , comprising  a baked bun (nutribun) and milk or flavoured drink. The School Feeding Programme has two components – cooked lunches, which are  prepared at the schools,  and  snacks, which  are prepared and delivered to schools. For the 2011/12 Financial Year, the Government has allocated some  $2.5 billion for the School Feeding Programme (SFP).             Of  the sum, Nutrition Products will get $709 million to provide meals for over 136,000 beneficiaries, and the Early Childhood Commission has received $42 million for its nutrition subsidy for basic school students. In an interview with JIS News, Director of the School Feeding Programme, Helen Robertson said that all government schools, with the exception of some high and technical schools, have at least one component of the programme. Private schools that have PATH beneficiaries also receive nutritional support.  “With some 220,000 students on the PATH programme, the schools are doing some magical things to make sure that the children are fed on a daily basis.  They are doing their best based on the resources allocated to provide a meal,” Ms. Robertson said. She  pointed out  that the grants which are given to support the cooked meal component will  be transferred to the schools. “We are prepared and working for the re-opening of schools,” she asserted. The objectives of the programme are to: encourage regular school attendance; alleviate hunger; enhance the learning capacity of the students by providing a meal or a snack; educate children on the value of food through nutrition education classes; and to encourage the children to grow their own food by establishing and supporting school gardens.  Meanwhile, there has been positive feedback for the programme from schools and other stakeholders. According to Ms. Robertson,  information from Principals and teachers  is that when the programme is up and running, attendance increases.                                        By JUDITH A. HUNTER, JIS PR Officer RelatedSchool Feeding Programme Ready for New School Year RelatedSchool Feeding Programme Ready for New School Year RelatedSchool Feeding Programme Ready for New School Yearcenter_img Advertisements School Feeding Programme Ready for New School Year EducationAugust 17, 2011last_img read more

Companies Urged to Place More Emphasis on Branding

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Companies Urged to Place More Emphasis on BrandingJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Companies are being urged to place more emphasis on branding, particularly the goods and services they produce, to achieve large returns.Making the call, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commence, Hon. Anthony Hylton, emphasised that branding should not be an add-on exercise, but a position that involves both leadership and staff.He was delivering the keynote address at the official opening of J. Wray and Nephew’s corporate office, in New Kingston, on April 10.The Minister argued that there is great power in brand identity, to capture consumers, break into new markets, and to make a “greater return on investment”.“We have built some strong Jamaican brands, but in many cases, we still need to see a more aggressive focus on branding in the market,” Mr. Hylton said.The Minister argued that branding must involve the entire business, the structure, goals and attitudes. “Factors such as these have made J. Wray and Nephew a success over the years,” he added.Emphasizing the importance of standards in international trade, Mr. Hylton said a key component of enhancing competitiveness is to use value-added products to move up the global value chains.He  noted that J. Wray and Nephew has proven that companies can produce quality brands for the global market, which it has done with a wide range of high quality products derived from sugar, particularly rum.“You have established that it is more than possible to evolve from primary products to creating some of the best brands in the world,’ the Minister said.The company has spent over $250 million to redesign and renovate its corporate office that will be the company’s hub for the Caribbean. It is central to its strategy of strengthening the route to markets in the region, and also improving the service offered to customers. Companies Urged to Place More Emphasis on Branding CommerceApril 14, 2014Written by: Garfield L. Angus RelatedMore Than 600 Foreign Buyers at Expo Jamaica 2014 Story HighlightsCompanies are being urged to place more emphasis on branding, particularly the goods and services they produce, to achieve large returns.Branding should not be an add-on exercise, but a position that involves both leadership and staff.The Minister argued that there is great power in brand identity, to capture consumers, break into new markets, and to make a “greater return on investment”.center_img Related500 Buyers Registered For Expo Jamaica 2014 Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Industry, Investment and Commence, Hon. Anthony Hylton (right), along with Managing Director at J. Wray and Nephew, Clement Lawrence, view some of the company’s products at the official opening of its corporate office, in New Kingston, on April 10. RelatedAllocation of $123 Million to Boost Export Capacity Advertisementslast_img read more

Monday Scramble: This is their jam

first_imgAaron Wise asserts himself, Trinity Forest draws mixed reviews, Tiger Woods hangs out in Vegas, and somebody punches somebody else – maybe. All that and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble. Aaron Wise’s learning curve lasted exactly 17 starts. That’s how many events he had played as an official PGA Tour member before breaking through for his maiden win Sunday at the AT&T Byron Nelson. A kid plenty ready for the moment, the 2016 NCAA Division I individual champion entered the final round tied for the lead and ran away from Marc Leishman with six birdies in a seven-hole stretch. Once firmly in control, Wise made eight straight pars on his way into the clubhouse. Heady stuff for a 21-year-old. You need look back only a couple weeks for evidence that Wise was ready for something like this. Saturday at the Wells Fargo Championship, he could have melted down on the 18th hole. With his ball sitting on a steep bank inside the hazard line, Wise thought about taking a drop next to the green but ultimately chose after minutes of indecision to play it where it was. And he whiffed. He went right under it. He thinned his next shot over the green and looked as though he was going to throw away three days of fabulous play all at once. Instead, he steeled himself and chipped in to save his bogey-5. Although Wise couldn’t run down Jason Day a day later, his tie for second played a vital role in propelling him to victory just two weeks later. Wise said he felt “oddly calm” in the final round and that his experience at Quail Hollow had filled him with the self-belief he needed to close out his first win. Mark down Wise as yet another young force to be reckoned with, as if there was somehow a shortage of those on Tour. 1. Let’s go to the golf course. The Nelson’s move to Trinity Forest was met with plenty of skepticism from players, some of whom simply stayed away. The event’s OWGR winner’s points and strength of field dropped to 34 and 178, respectively, from 50 and 335 one year ago. The Nelson’s strength of field was the lowest for a PGA Tour event in 2018 (excluding the opposite-field Coarles) and looked more in line with what you might expect during the wraparound portion of the schedule. It’s certainly possible top players are taking a wait-and-see approach to the course, but if the Nelson does wind up sandwiched between the Wells Fargo and the PGA, Trinity Forest is not going to be any kind of warmup for a Bethpage Black or a Harding Park or an Oak Hill, not when Quail Hollow is a PGA Championship layout.  2. And if players are waiting on positive reviews to lure them to a venue that bares little resemblance to any other course on the PGA Tour schedule, they’re not going to hear anything positive from Matt Kuchar. Asked on Thursday about the layout, Kuchar answered, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” before adding, “I really liked Las Colinas. That place was great. I really, really enjoyed Las Colinas.” After missing the cut, Kuchar admitted his distaste for the layout negatively affected his play, leaving architecture enthusiasts surely enraged. Objectively, Las Colinas was an immaculately conditioned TPC devoid of character, and Trinity Forest is a rugged, minimalist tract with so much character it could border on caricature under certain conditions. The two designs have nothing in common, and Tour types are generally resistant to change, a sentiment summed up well by Adam Scott: “Majorities just don’t like different, do they? This is just different than what we normally roll out and play.” On the plus side, Jordan Spieth, a Trinity member, said that many of the guys who did show up enjoyed the course more and more after each round. Architect Ben Crenshaw is hoping good word will spread.  There’s nothing wrong with Trinity Forest. It was actually nice to see something a little different on Tour. But the Nelson’s place on the schedule may prove an obstacle to attracting the game’s best regardless of where the event calls home. 3. As for the top talent who did show up, Spieth – say it with me now – was once again let down by his putter. The club that played such a pivotal role in his three major victories has abandoned him this season. Spieth entered the week second on Tour in strokes gained: tee-to-green and 183rd in strokes gained: putting. When he walked off the final green Sunday at Trinity Forest he was third in the field in SG: off-the-tee, fourth in SG: tee-to-green, fourth in proximity to the hole and 72nd in SG: putting. Those numbers left him 12 shots behind young Mr. Wise. Remember when Spieth was a 21-year-old dusting the best in the world? Those were the days. In all seriousness, the putting will get better, and when he finally matches general competence on the greens with his elite ball-striking, he’ll finally capture his first trophy of the season. Don’t be surprised if it happens this week at Colonial in another hometown event, one he won in 2016. 4.The aforementioned Scott remains – by the slimmest of margins – unqualified for the U.S. Open. Needing to crack the Official World Golf Ranking’s top 60, Scott appeared to have done enough when he closed a final-round 65 with a birdie to pull into a four-way tie for sixth. Unfortunately, just moments later, he’d drop into a three-way tie for ninth, missing out by a single shot.  Scott has played the last 67 majors in a row, dating back to 2001. It’s a streak bested by only Sergio Garcia. Having missed this week’s cutoff, he’ll need to either head to sectional qualifying on June 4 or be inside the top 60 on June 11. 5. I understand golf is different than basketball and football, but the concern over how gambling might negatively impact the game feels a little like pearl-clutching. Yes, some idiot with money on the line could yell in somebody’s backswing on the 72nd hole. That absolutely could happen. And yet, somehow we survive every Open Championship and every other tournament played in countries that allow gambling. Then again, fans outside the U.S. don’t yell mashed potatoes or baba booey. I take it all back. We’ve made a huge mistake. 6. You might not be familiar with the name Adrian Otaegui, but that could change in a hurry if he keeps up his current form. The 25-year-old Spaniard just backed up a runner-up at the Volvo China Open with a win at the Belgian Knockout. He’s finished in the top 20 in each of his last six European Tour starts and he hasn’t finished worse than T-40 in nine events. Both of his wins in the last year have come via match play (or something close enough in the case of the Knockout). With the victory, Otaegui is now up to 77th in the world, making him the fourth-highest Spaniard behind Jon Rahm, Sergio Garcia, and Rafa Cabrera Bello.  7. While we’re on the subject of the Belgian Knockout, two notes about the format. First, credit again goes to Keith Pelley and company for being unafraid to try something other than 72 holes of stroke play. The rechristened Belgian Open, which had been dormant since 2000, featured 36 holes of normal stroke play qualifying before giving way to nine-hole, head-to-head stroke play in the knockout rounds. Considering how divisive the WGC-Match Play’s round-robin format has become, early-stage stroke play does seem like an easy enough solution when it comes to both cutting the field and protecting the game’s biggest stars from a Day 1 exit. 8. For the second time in as many events, the LPGA shortened an event due to weather. At least the circuit was able to finish three rounds this time. Two players actually got in 56 holes, with Ariya Jutanugarn defeating Nasa Kataoka in a playoff. The victory is Ariya’s first of 2018, but the Jutanugarns’ second, following Moriya’s breakthrough last month in L.A. 9. The Most Interesting Man in the World, Miguel Angel Jimenez, captured his first senior major at the Regions Tradition, but how about Steve Stricker’s start to his PGA Tour Champions career? He’s gone T5-1-1-T2-T2. Look out, Langer. Didn’t mean to shortchange Jimenez there. Just figured this image summed up the moment. 10. It never ceases to be amazing, by the way, the fine line between the wilderness and a PGA Tour card. Michael Arnaud had made just one Web.com start this year, and he shot an 81. He made only two of five cuts on the Web all last year. On Tuesday, he was in Oklahoma preparing to play an Adams Tour event when he was informed that he had been moved up to first alternate at the BMW Charity Pro-Am. So he took his chances and raced to South Carolina. He was the very last man into the field. And now he’s a Web.com winner, inside the top 25 on the money list. All it takes is one great week to rejuvenate a career.  Our Ryan Lavner normally writes this column, but he’s on NCAA duty the next couple weeks. That said, he is checking in with this story about an alleged fist fight at the Florida Mid-Am! Here’s a little taste: In a one-paragraph post on its website, the Florida State Golf Association declared Marc Dull the winner of the 37th Mid-Amateur Championship on May 13 after his opponent – in a tie match with two holes to go – was unable to return because of an “unfortunate injury” sustained during a lengthy weather delay. Left unreported was what allegedly happened. According to a police report (see below) obtained by GolfChannel.com, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office received a call that afternoon from Dull’s opponent, Jeff Golden, who claimed that he’d been assaulted in the parking lot at Coral Creek Club, the tournament host site in Placida. In a statement provided to police, Golden said that he was sucker-punched in the face by Dull’s caddie, Brandon Hibbs. You know you want more. Click here. This week’s award winners … A master class in big timing: Hosting his annual Tiger Jam event at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Tiger Woods “challenged” World Long Drive competitor Troy Mullins to a showdown, but rather than wait and see who won, Woods got up on the tee, unleashed a drive, and simply walked away, going full mic drop. This may have been a savvy play by Tiger, considering Mullins won a WLD event last summer with a drive of 374 yards. Life is just a party and parties weren’t meant to last: We compiled a photo gallery of some of Woods’ best celebrity interactions at Tiger Jam over the years, but this image tops them all: Who needs local knowledge? Tip of the cap to Hideki Matsuyama and his caddie for this read. “I think we start this a good 10 feet left, let it funnel right, and then it should take a hard left at the hole.” Kuchar should have just done that. Belgian Wave: Is this the opposite of a Belgian Dip? New rule: Backstopping is absolutely fine as long as we stop marking balls altogether. And finally: I like to think we have a lot in common, as I randomly pick up this column, quickly put it back down, and then try to (not-so) casually slip away. Cheers, buddy.last_img read more

A Passion for Art and Skiing

first_imgWhitefish Centennial poster created by Pete Thomas. WHITEFISH – Drawing and skiing. Pete Thomas has always had an affinity for both. His love of illustration started when he was a kid doodling all over school folders. Skiing was just a natural pastime for a boy growing up in the mountains outside of Denver. Wherever Thomas landed, like Whitefish 16 years ago, he remained a skier and artist, and this past year he was given the opportunity to blend both lifelong passions into one viable business pursuit. The 41-year-old artist has started designing skis for one of the sport’s pioneering companies, HEAD. Thomas illustrated the top sheet artwork for HEAD’s Peak series, which debuted this winter. Thomas, a graphic designer at ZaneRay Group, a full service design and website consultancy company in Whitefish, stayed true to his background as an illustrator who is influenced by vintage style. The result fit right in with HEAD’s classic design and the company contracted him to continue designing future models. “He’s been able to deliver some great looking stuff to us,” Jon Rucker, vice president of winter sports at HEAD, said. “We’re really psyched.” Founded in 1950 and known for evolving the ways skis were developed, HEAD appears to be a perfect partner for Thomas. Local residents probably recognize his name from the bottom corner of some of the more iconic local posters. Released over the last decade, his Whitefish centennial series and Glacier National Park series are popular prints that blend classic art deco with a modern graphical scheme. The posters pay homage to, and draw inspiration from, the original screen print commercial art developed in the mid-1900s, like the Work Projects Administration posters. “That type of design is high impact design,” Thomas said. “That’s why these older posters still resonate today because they’re so classic and iconic.” “I enjoy that type of art because it does, to me, have a lot of impact,” he added. “It is visually arresting. It stops the viewer. That’s always going to be one of my first objectives with the work I create, is to really arrest the viewer so they do stop and look.” His life as an artist has followed an evolutionary cycle beginning with those early childhood sketches. He graduated from doodling to studying graphic design in college and spent years focusing his talents on brochures, ads and other commercial work. He continued working as a traditional graphic designer after moving to Whitefish in 1996 before focusing on more illustration-based artwork. “I want to create something that sticks around,” he said. “I want to create something that will have more mileage but also collectively can hopefully stand the test of time.” Thomas studied prints that inspired him, like those produced by the Work Projects Administration. He noticed how they all successfully and imaginatively depicted a place and moment frozen in time. His posters have the same aim, depicting a skier riding past snow ghosts on Big Mountain, or a couple strolling through downtown with mountains in the backdrop. “With these vintage pieces I’m trying to really authentically capture these snapshots of time where it’s a representation of a particular place, of possibly an event happening, a very particular period of time,” he said. He appears to have achieved his goal, both with his posters and now with skis. “He truly is talented,” Rucker said. “Through the years I’ve looked at his art, not just commercially but what he’s done personally, and it’s a very classic, bold style that really matches very well with our brand in terms of sort of embodying visually what we’re about. So it was a natural fit.” Rucker and Thomas became friends through skiing and have now known each other for almost 13 years. Thomas submitted his work along with other artist candidates and was selected by HEAD independent from his relationship with Rucker. “Pete’s stuff was really well liked by all the folks here,” Rucker said. “It was a very quick and easy decision to pull him in.” The match was a dream come true and “a perfect marriage of both my ski background and my design work,” Thomas said. Designing skis was far from an arbitrary process, Thomas said. In line with his own style, as well as HEAD’s, Thomas approached the skis with a similar mindset as he does a poster. “You literally need to stand in the boots of the person who is going to be skiing these skis and you have to imagine and understand what resonates with them,” he said. “What are their interests? What is the demographic? How do they make decisions? What compels them?” Thomas spent over six months designing the Peak series and last year he was able to finally try them out on the slopes. The moment was surreal, he said. “Every once in awhile I would look down and chuckle about it and pinch myself,” he said. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Police urged to use extra resources to protect Derry businesses

first_img Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Police urged to use extra resources to protect Derry businesses By News Highland – December 29, 2013 Twitter Facebook Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Pinterest Google+ There are calls on the PSNI to put in addition resources to apprehend those behind a rising number of robberies of bookmaker’s shops in Derry city.Another bookmakers shop was robbed at the Lecky Road on Saturday night which brings to six the number of robberies of businesses in Derry in recent weeks.There has been a spate of robberies on bookmakers in Derry in recent weeks which has brought strong condemnation from local politicians.Sinn Fein has expressed concern that the news of these incidents is starting to lose its shock factor as they are happening that often.The party is calling on the PSNI to put a special focus on apprehending the criminal gangs responsible stating that those terrorising the communitity need to be taken off the streets and brought before the courts.The SDLP has also condemned the spate of crime and has urged bookies and other businesses in Derry city to exercise vigilance and be mindful of security arrangements at this time of year. Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+center_img News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articlePolice investigate latest armed robbery in DerryNext articleLetterkenny Councillor calls for measures to ease Pearse Road Traffic News Highland LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Highland Radio retains highest market share of any local radio station

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleNorth West businesses being offered the chance to participate in Boston trade missionNext article17 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital News Highland Homepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – April 27, 2017 Highland Radio continues to hold the highest market share of any local radio station in the country, with 56.5% of the overall radio market in North Donegal.The latest Ipsos / MRBI JNLR survey analysed listenership patterns for the 12 months up to the end of March, and shows Highland Radio with a weekly reach of 81% and a daily reach of 55%. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Pinterest Highland Radio retains highest market share of any local radio station Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

DPC writes to Sinn Féin over voter database reports

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter By News Highland – April 15, 2021 Twitter Google+ DPC writes to Sinn Féin over voter database reports The Data Protection Commissioner has written to Sinn Fein over concerns about a voter database.It’s understood the personal information of million of voters is being stored on an internal party database.The party claims that it’s in compliance with GDPR.But Fine Gael Junior Minister Peter Burke, says people have a right to know if their details are on file:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/sinnfein8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleCall for Rapid Response Initiative to deal with future gorse firesNext articleMcFadden Ferry “cant wait to get back” News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

The Catto Combined MSc and PhD Scholarships at CAS

first_img Similar Stories Reddit Cadbury Fellowships 2020 – Open Call for Applications Pocket Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Nordic Africa Institute Study Scholarships in Uppsala March 1, 2021 Published by gvantsa +1 Deadline: 30 March 2021Open to: Students from AfricaBenefits: Full scholarshipDESCRIPTIONThe Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh is pleased to announce the availability of 2 full scholarships for suitable applicants to study for an MSc in Africa and International Development and subsequent PhD in African Studies.ELIGIBILITY1. have received an excellent undergraduate degree (minimum of a high 2.1) in the social sciences from an accredited university in Africa (a Masters degree achieved with distinction will be an advantage).2. not have previously received a degree from a university outside Africa3. be a citizen of, and be normally domiciled in, an African country4. demonstrate commitment to studying for a PhD in African Studies5. demonstrate leadership potential and intention to maximize the impact of their research.6. have received an offer to study for the MSc in Africa and International Development and/or the PhD in African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Preference will be given to those studying conflict resolution, elections, technology, peace building and/or governance in African contexts, although the selection panel may consider other areas in the field of politics and international development.BENEFITSSuccessful applicants will start their studies in September 2021. These Scholarships were made possible through generous funding from the Stephen Gordon Catto Charitable Trust and will cover full fees as well as a monthly maintenance stipend throughout the one-year MSc and subsequent three years of PhD study. These scholarships have been designed as a combined package in order to enable those who may not feel they have sufficient research experience to embark on a PhD to get that grounding with an MSc. The MSc year helps build a bridge between undergraduate studies and the PhD. We hope the combined package of support encourages some who may not have thought a PhD was in reach to re-consider. A key goal of the scholarships is to diversify the scholars from the African continent who contribute original and important research to African Studies.HOW TO APPLYFor more information please visit the official website.  ← Kurt Schork Memorial Fund University of Cambridge Visiting Research Fellowships – African Studies The Catto Combined MSc and PhD Scholarships at CAS Shanghai Government Scholarship 2021 → Tweetlast_img read more

Chinese court sides with Canadian Solar in contract dispute with LDK

first_imgChinese court sides with Canadian Solar in contract dispute with LDKIn a legal win for Canadian Solar Inc., a Chinese court has dismissed a request by LDK Solar to enforce an arbitration award decision by a state trade arbitration commission amounting to CNY 248.9 million ($40.1 million, €31.5 million) in connection with a contract dispute between the two companies. May 21, 2013 Edgar Meza Finance Installations Markets Markets & Policy Share The Jiangsu Suzhou Intermediate Court has rejected LDK’s request to enforce a ruling by China’s International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission against Canadian Solar awarding that would have awarded LDK CNY 248.9 million ($40.1 million, €31.5 million).The dispute stems from wafer supply contracts signed by Canadian Solar and LDK in 2007 and 2008. In December, the arbitration commission ruled that the take or pay wafer supply contracts were valid and effective despite the fact that they were subsequently terminated, making Canadian Solar liable for the CNY 248.9 million amount, which included CNY 60 million ($9.8 million, €7.6 million) paid as a deposit, CNY 188.9 million ($31 million, €24 million) in cash to compensate for loss of profitability and CNY 2 million ($325,756, €253,508) to cover arbitration costs.”We are delighted with the Jiangsu Suzhou Intermediate Court’s decision in our favor,” said Canadian Solar Chairman and CEO Shawn Qu. “We believe we have conducted our business properly at all times and we will continue to advocate cooperation rather than confrontation within the solar industry.”Popular content The Hydrogen Stream: 20 MW green hydrogen plant in Finland, two Australian projects move forward Sergio Matalucci 20 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Storegga, Shell and Harbour Energy want to set up a 20 MW blue hydrogen production facility in the U.K. Australia’s Origin Energy wants to build a hy… Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting prompts wide outpouring of public support

first_imgJeff Swensen/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — The shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh prompted an immediate outpouring of widespread support online, from public figures of all political leanings.The deadly shooting — which the Anti-Defamation League said is among the most deadly attacks on a Jewish community in the U.S. — is still being investigated with some victims being actively treated at local hospitals.The ongoing investigation into suspect Robert Bowers, 46, who is in police custody, didn’t stop people from talking about the apparent religious angle of the shooting, while others pointed to ongoing calls for gun control and political unity.First daughter Ivanka Trump — who converted to Judaism before marrying husband Jared Kushner, also Jewish — expressed her support on social media, posting a statement both in her Instagram stories and on Twitter.“America is stronger than the acts of a depraved bigot and anti-semite,” she wrote on Twitter, going on to call for “all good Americans stand with the Jewish people to oppose acts of terror & share the horror, disgust & outrage over the massacre in Pittsburgh. We must unite against hatred & evil.”Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money to help the families of the victims and to help repair the damage to the synagogue from the gunfire.Politicians from across the political spectrum spoke out, including Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who called for unity.“We must come together as Americans and empower the better angels of our nature,” he wrote on Twitter.Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also posted a note of condolences, saying her “heart breaks” for the families of those impacted.“An attack on the most sacred of places is the cruelest and most cowardly act a person can do,” she wrote on Twitter. “There is and will never be any tolerance for hate.”Actress and comedienne Amy Schumer, who has been a vocal activist for gun control, also wrote that her “heart is broken for the victims and loved ones of everyone affected by the shooting.”The hometown football team — the Pittsburgh Steelers — expressed their sympathies within an hour of the shooting taking place.“We send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this morning’s tragedy in Pittsburgh. We will continue to pray for everyone involved,” the team wrote on their official Twitter page. Talk show host Seth Meyers, who has Jewish members of his family and whose father is from Pittsburgh, also posted about the shooting, writing: “My heart goes out to Pittsburgh, a city that is near and dear to me.”Actress and singer Mandy Moore tweeted about the news of the attack, sending her support to anyone impacted by gun violence and pointing to the elections as an opportunity for people to vote on the issue.“My heart goes out to all those affected by gun violence today and every day. Feeling helpless and frustrated by this news too? VOTE Nov 6th. VOTE. Use your voice. #GunSenseCandidates,” she wrote on Twitter.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more