New government service launched to support quarantine compliance

first_imgNew government service launched to support quarantine compliance The government has launched a service to carry out further visits on people who have a duty to quarantine following international travel.It is still illegal to holiday overseas and those entering the country following international travel must quarantine for a period of 10 days at a managed quarantine site or the address listed on their passenger locator form. Compliance is critical to reduce the risk of Variants of Concern entering the UK.Those quarantining at home may be visited by staff employed on behalf of the NHS Test and Trace service. These checks will be in addition to those already carried out by police officers, who make up to 1,000 home visits per day.NHS Test and Trace staff will not have any enforcement powers, however, a referral will be made to the police if NHS Test and Trace staff have a reason to believe that an individual may be breaching quarantine rules. Officers will consider enforcement action following further investigation.Individuals who fail to comply could be issued with a fixed penalty notice, starting at £1,000 and increasing up to £10,000 for repeat offences. Mitie was awarded the contract to carry out the NHS Test and Trace visits following a government procurement exercise.These checks are in addition to the work by the Isolation Assurance and Compliance Service to contact everyone returning from non-red list countries that are staying in England and Northern Ireland.People are called in order to check their status and to provide advice on the need to self-isolate and what to do if they are experiencing symptoms. They are also given information about taking tests on day 2 and day 8 of their self-isolation period. These calls are made repeatedly, alongside text messages where necessary. Any concerns can then be escalated to decide whether further checks are needed.Those returning from “red list” countries must continue to stay in a managed quarantine site.Last week, the government has set out a framework to chart the safe return of international travel, which could resume from 17 May at the earliest. This will see a traffic light system categorise countries based on risk alongside the restrictions required for travel. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:exercise, Government, Holiday, investigation, Ireland, isolation, penalty, police, quarantine, travel, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Trey Knight sets national hammer record, named state Athlete of the Year

first_imgTrey Knight sets national hammer record, named state Athlete of the YearPosted by Paul ValenciaDate: Monday, June 29, 2020in: Sportsshare 0 Ridgefield standout makes his mark in hammer throw and also earns recognition from GatoradeIt’s been quite the last few days for Trey Knight of Ridgefield.Knight set a national high school record in the hammer throw on Saturday, and on Monday he was named Washington’s boys track and field boys Player of the Year by Gatorade. Trey Knight of Ridgefield set another record over the weekend. He is the nation’s best high schooler in the hammer throw. Shown here with a discus back in March, Knight also was named the Gatorade’s state boys Athlete of the Year in track and field. Photo by Mike SchultzTrey Knight of Ridgefield set another record over the weekend. He is the nation’s best high schooler in the hammer throw. Shown here with a discus back in March, Knight also was named the Gatorade’s state boys Athlete of the Year in track and field. Photo by Mike SchultzKnight recorded a hammer throw of 261 feet, 7 inches at a throwers meet at Concordia University in Portland on Saturday, breaking a four-year record for high school athletes. Knight just graduated from Ridgefield High School. He will be throwing for the University of Southern California starting next academic year.And on Monday, Knight was announced the state Athlete of the Year for boys track and field for the third consecutive year.Knight had the best weight throw in the nation during the indoor season of his senior season. Due to the state’s shutdown of schools due to the pandemic, there was no outdoor spring season. Based on his indoor accomplishment over the winter, and his past excellence in the outdoor seasons, including last summer, Knight was given the nod by Gatorade.“Trey’s personal record and statistics have not changed since last year, but I can tell you they would have,” Ridgefield track and field coach Gregg Ford told Gatorade, referring to the spring season. “Trey did not skip a beat in his preparation, and there is no doubt he would have improved across the board.”Gatorade also takes into account academics and character. Knight has a 3.65 grade-point average and volunteers his time at Daybreak Youth Services and as a track and field coach for youth.In his three seasons of high school track and field, Knight won two state titles in the discus, including a meet record last year, and two state titles in shot put. He finished second in both events as a freshman.In college, he will specialize in the hammer throw.“It’s harder to be good at multiple things,” Knight told Clark County Today in March. “Disc and shot for me are not my best. If I went to college for that, I really wouldn’t do that well. But the hammer, I’m pretty good at that. That’s what I want to do. It’s my favorite event. That’s definitely where my future is. If I want to go to the Olympics, that’s what it will be in.”And over the weekend, he let the American hammer throw community know he is ready for that challenge. Note: Here is Gatorade’s full press release on Trey Knight: is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestRidgefieldshare 0 Previous : Eileen Quiring says she will not honor request for her to resign as county chair Next : VIDEO: Sheriff and community participate in parade in support of law enforcementAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Avero Announces New Reputation and Social Media Management Tools

first_imgLinkedin AdvertisementNEW YORK, NY – December 15, 2016 — Avero announced today the acquisition of winery social media and reputation management software VinTank. Considered “Mission Control for Customer Conversations”, VinTank formerly powered over 1,200 wineries, while processing and analyzing 1 billion social media conversations annually. To rebuild this new and exciting software, Avero has assembled a team of social media veterans led by VinTank’s Paul Mabray, Matt Franklin, and Robert Ford, who will all join the Avero family.The VinTank software will be rebranded as AveroBuzz. AveroBuzz will be a revolutionary new way for hospitality companies to manage and engage with customers by:Consolidating their reputation management for customer review sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Facebook, and much more into a single dashboard.Delivering incredibly powerful tools to manage their social media marketing.Enabling them to deliver better service for each guest with the most advanced social CRM tool for the hospitality industry.“Our customers look to us to help expand their marketing capabilities, and with the growth of social media and the importance of reputation management in the hospitality industry, this was a natural addition to the Avero family,” said Avero President and CFO Douglas Hsieh.Avero will launch the first version of the new AveroBuzz software within the next 30-60 days, and will start by servicing wineries and select restaurants. AveroBuzz 2.0 is expected to be released in 4-6 months, and will include a swath of new features specific to restaurants and hotels.“Joining the Avero team to build AveroBuzz is an amazing continuation of our vision to transform customer experiences using digital context,” said Paul Mabray, formerly Chief Strategy Officer at VinTank. “We are so excited to become part of the Avero family and bring these new features beyond wine.”About AveroCreated by restaurant operators for restaurant operators, Avero is the trusted technology partner for the hospitality industry. We empower over 35,000 restaurant professionals with the answers they need to transform their businesses and their lives, getting them out of the back office and into the kitchen with their staff, onto the floor with their guests, and at home with their families. Learn more at Facebook Home Industry News Releases Avero Announces New Reputation and Social Media Management ToolsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessAvero Announces New Reputation and Social Media Management ToolsBy Press Release – December 15, 2016 63 0 Email Previous articleFresno State Petrucci’s Crush Released in Honor of Department FounderNext article3 Adult Beverage Trends to Expect in 2017 Press Release Twitter Pinterest ReddIt Share TAGSAveroAveroBuzzfeaturedvintank last_img read more

$2.3 Billion Private Hospital Opens in Rose Hall

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedHealth Ministry to Continue Monitoring Schools Affected By Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease A $2.3 billion state-of-the-art private hospital was officially opened in Rose Hall, St. James, on October 8.The first world facility – Hospiten Montego Bay –  is the only private Jamaican hospital with an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), outside the city of Kingston, and will be catering to the medical needs of both local and overseas patients.“We are here to stay, to offer our experience, to generate wealth and employment,”  said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Hospiten Group, Juan Jose Hernandez.“We believe that an exceptional tourist destination as Jamaica cannot continue developing without medical services of an international standard. From a health care point of view, we are here to attend to the resident population of the entire north coast of Jamaica…from the birth of children to small emergencies…to prevent illnesses or for more complex interventions,” he said.He noted that Hospiten is a family-owned company involved in the field of medicine since the 1960s, and that its founders, all physicians, have instilled the importance of offering those who turn to them for care, the very best of attention.Mr. Hernandez said the company sealed its commitment to Jamaica five years ago when it purchased the neighbouring Montego Bay Hope Medical Centre, catering to a large number of Jamaicans.The Hospiten Group has a reputation worldwide for excellence. Their specialised services include: gynaecology and obstetrics, general medicine, Orthopaedics and trauma, cardiology, urology and internal medicine, general surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, neurosurgery, paediatrics/neonatology, dermatology and dentistry.“In its first phase, Hospiten Montego Bay will have a 24-hour emergency room, a 22-bed hospitalisation area, a five-bed ICU, a clinical analysis lab, and outpatient service,” Mr. Hernandez said.Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, who also spoke at the opening, said it is only fitting that a medical facility like Hospiten Montego Bay should be housed in the city, the tourism capital of Jamaica.“This hospital is the only one of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean,” the Minister noted.For his part, Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, said Hospiten’s investment and operations in the tourism belt have coincided with the massive new investments valued at approximately US$500 million now taking place in the tourism sector.“I note with satisfaction that all your hospitals are endorsed by the strictest international norms of quality assurance and environmental management, thereby meeting all requisite technical and safety standards,” the Minister said. Related2,000 More Benefitting From Montego Bay/Atlanta Sister Cities Health Mission $2.3 Billion Private Hospital Opens in Rose Hall Health & WellnessOctober 12, 2015Written by: Garwin Daviscenter_img Story HighlightsA $2.3 billion state-of-the-art private hospital was officially opened in Rose Hall, St. James, on October 8.The first world facility – Hospiten Montego Bay – is the only private Jamaican hospital with an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), outside the city of Kingston, and will be catering to the medical needs of both local and overseas patients.He noted that Hospiten is a family-owned company involved in the field of medicine since the 1960s, and that its founders, all physicians, have instilled the importance of offering those who turn to them for care, the very best of attention. Advertisements RelatedHanover JPs Urged To Help Fight Lottery Scamminglast_img read more

T-Mobile US claims to have killed the data plan

first_imgHome T-Mobile US claims to have killed the data plan Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade Related T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound Tags Kavit Majithia T-Mobile US Previous ArticleAlipay pushes ahead with European expansionNext ArticleMicromax faces “intense” pressure as Indian users upgrade smartphones Amazon reels in MGM AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 AUG 2016 Author T-Mobile US CEO John Legere declared “the era of the data plan is over”, as the company unveiled its One “unlimited everything” subscription.Announcing the latest in the operator’s “un-carrier” series, Legere said the service was a “subscription to the mobile internet”, revealing that the move had been in the works for a long time.“We have purpose built our network to get to this point” he said.The initiative follows other unlimited data services offered by T-Mobile US for video and music and effectively kills three of its previous un-carrier efforts: Binge On, Music Freedom and Data Stash.In terms of pricing, one single line will cost $70 a month, and coupling that with a second will cost $50, with additional lines costing $20 each. For a family of four this would work out to $40 each.Some critics have however already questioned whether the company would be hit by the fact that it will cost individual customers $70 a month to join.The company was quizzed on whether it was now a “premium” player, given the pricing for an individual line.Legere countered that most of its customers on prepaid services are using family plans, and it would not see a negative impact given that it was offering something completely unique in the market.Outspoken CEOIn typical fashion, Legere also did not miss the opportunity to take a swipe at his rivals in the US market, on the back of the announcement.He insisted that “only T-Mobile’s network can handle something as huge as destroying data limits”.“AT&T and Verizon can’t do this. They’ve been running away from unlimited data for years now, because they built their networks for phone calls, not for how people use smartphones today. I hope AT&T and Verizon try to follow us. In fact, I challenge them to try.”He also suggested that its other key rival, Sprint, may launch a similar offering in the future, given that they “copy and paste” T-Mobile’s initiatives, despite the fact they are about “six months behind every time”.While T-Mobile US is aggressively pitching the plan as “unlimited”, notably, it said in the statement that people using more than 26GB of data per month “may see their data traffic prioritised behind other users once they cross that threshold during their billing month”. Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more last_img read more

AT&T chief rubbishes reports CNN will be sold

first_img Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson slammed reports the company was poised to sell CNN to close its Time Warner acquisition, adding it would rather go to court than dispose of its content assets.The company is in negotiations with the Department of Justice (DoJ) in a bid to persuade the authority to clear the $85 billion acquisition, which was first announced back in October 2016.In the last week, speculation has been rife AT&T was set to sell CNN or other assets in order to strike a deal with the DoJ.However, speaking at the New York Times Dealbook conference yesterday, Stephenson (pictured) confirmed reports suggesting the company would sell CNN – or even that the DoJ had asked it to – were completely false.“I have never been told the price of the deal was selling CNN, period. Likewise I have never offered to sell CNN, and there is absolutely no intention we would sell CNN,” he said.“One of the key benefits of putting these two companies together [AT&T and Time Warner] is to stand up a new advertising capability,” he clarified. “It’s why you did the deal and where the synergies come from. It’s where the benefits and the consumer benefits come from.”Discussing the company’s wide content portfolio, including CNN, he added: “We would move to litigation rather than sell them.”Souring toneAT&T has been in discussions with US authorities since July and, having initially been bullish on the likely outcome, the mood has turned significantly more gloomy over recent days.Prior to negotiations, Stephenson said the deal was “clean” and repeatedly stated he believed getting it through would be a relatively smooth process.In August reports claimed negotiations with the DoJ were “progressing well”, however at yesterday’s conference Stephenson spent more time discussing potential litigation than talking-up the progress being made.Last month the company pushed back its timeline for completing the deal for a “short period of time,” having originally believed it would already be complete by the end of October. This week AT&T CFO John Stephens, speaking at an investor conference, admitted: “I can now say that the timing of the closing of the deal is now uncertain”. Tags Previous ArticleJapan operator Q3 scorecardNext ArticleAltice shakes-up management as Combes quits Author AT&TRandall StephensonTime Warner Related Chris Donkin center_img AT&T AirGig could provide rural 5G backhaul Mobile Mix: China chat and Q3 champs US telecoms help states fight robocalls HomeLatest Stories AT&T chief rubbishes reports CNN will be sold Latest Stories AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 NOV 2017 last_img read more

News / Platinum injection sets up cargo handler WFS for a shopping spree to boost growth

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 14/05/2015 WFS, the global air cargo handler, plans to double in size as it spends the next two years in an “acquisition-oriented” phase. In what appears to be a growing trend in the logistics sector, it has been acquired by US private equity firm Platinum Equity for an undisclosed amount.Its management, however, continues to hold an equity stake and says the buy-out will give WFS the ability to grow – fast.“It’s freedom,” said Olivier Bijaoui, executive chairman, president and CEO of WFS. “With an equity partner the deal is clear. It is bringing us the means to make sure the company will grow. For us it’s the chance we need.“Platinum brings in financial expertise, and we need more resources, both internally and externally.”He said consolidation in the handling industry was inevitable, partly in response to changes in the customer base.“There will be more consolidation, there’s no question. And I think there is a need for it. Airlines are consolidating, and there are alliances. The only answer and response is to grow our own platform, to protect ourselves. The bigger you are, the easier it is to have global customers.“The airlines are even outsourcing handling at home – we do the handling for Air France in Orly and have a JV with BA in Gatwick. Airlines outsourcing their hubs is good news for us. But we need to be able to have a lot of employees.”WFS plans to start its shopping spree with cargo handling companies. It is studying the Middle Eastern market as well as many other areas, but some rivals can relax – it said it would not enter markets that were already competitive.“We don’t want to be in the middle of a bloodbath,” Mr Bijaoui told The Loadstar. “I wouldn’t enter a market where there is already a fight. When I see prices that are almost suicidal, why would I try my luck?“We’re trained to be practical. There are enough markets in the world where we can make a positive difference. It’s not about flags on the map, there is enough to keep us busy. But there are some places where we would be better than others there.”The plan is to bid for ramp handling companies in areas where WFS is already strong in cargo, but that cargo will remain the company’s priority.“We are not trying to get away from our genes and we may grow cargo faster than ramp. But if it’s easy and we’re happy and can enter the ramp market in a good way, then we’ll do it.”Mr Bijaoui said the aim would be to buy 80% of any acquisition targets – to ensure that the local culture and management stayed in place – while branding would reflect local interests He cited subsidiaries Bangkok Flight Services, Africa Flight Services and Mashriq Flight Services as examples.Olivier BijaouiPrivate equity (PE) is becoming more involved in the logistics sector, as bank debt remains hard to access and PE is both willing and able to invest. While some examples have not been successful, Mr Bijaoui said that private equity only failed companies about 10% of the time.“For private equity, the goal is very clear: to grow the company, increase it and sell it again. It’s good for them – but it’s also something that we need.“And it means the management team sticks together. If you are bought by a company in the industry, you may see a change in management. But if you are bought by PE, they look to you to lead the way and make it more profitable.”Platinum Equity, based in Los Angeles, appears to have steered clear of various financial scandals that have embroiled some in its sector. It also has some logistics pedigree. Earlier this month it sold Bridge Terminal Transport Services, acquired in 2013 from Maersk, to XPO Logistics. Last year, it sold Neovia Logistics, formerly the logistics arm of Caterpillar, which it had bought two years earlier.Platinum, which bought WFS from French investment firm LBO France, manages assets worth about $6bn. One executive in another recently PE-acquired logistics company noted that it was easier to deal with investment firms than industry-related companies or banks, as they had fewer managers and were more flexible. Small and medium-sized companies seem increasingly to be turning to PE to take their next step.That next step could be a large one for WFS. But Mr Bijaoui added: “We are keeping both feet on the ground. The biggest mistake would be to be arrogant. We are focused on what we do best – we are not day traders.”last_img read more

Boks still loving life in Japan

first_img‘ ‘ Post by Mariette Adams Boks still loving life in Japan Three World Cup-winning Springboks scored and several others also starred in round five of the Japanese Top League this past weekend. – Yamaha Jubilo demolished the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes 82-7 away from home. Flank Kwagga Smith and flyhalf Gerrie Labuschagne were in the Yamaha team, with Smith scoring one of their 12 tries. Wimpie van der Walt started for the humiliated Red Hurricanes.– The Kobe Kobelco Steelers hammered the Ricoh Black Rams 43-6. Flank Grant Hattingh was named in Kobelco’s run-on XV and burrowed over for one of their seven tries.*Follow us on our new Instagram journey by clicking here– Honda Heat outlasted the Canon Eagles to register a 39-24 win on the road. Lock Rynier Bernardo, No 8 Kobus van Dyk, centre Jesse Kriel and fullback SP Marais were selected in the Eagles’ starting lineup. RG Snyman and Paul Schoeman were the lock pairing for Honda Heat, with Schoeman going on to cross the line for an important try.– Springbok centre Damian de Allende was the sole South African featuring in the Panasonic Wild Knights side that cruised to a 46-27 win against Toshiba Brave Lupus. De Allende only played the first half and was subbed off at the start of the second.– Malcolm Marx scored two tries as the NTT Communications Shining Arcs thrashed the Munakata Sanix Blues 74-11 in front of their home crowd. Former Lions Willie Britz and Sylvian Mahuza played with Marx for the winning team and Mahuza also scored a try.– Willie le Roux, flyhalf Lionel Cronje and locks Jason Jenkins and Carl Wegner formed part of the Toyota Verblitz side that slumped to a humiliating 60-14 loss to an Test-players-laden Suntory Sungoliath. Verblitz suffered an early setback when their talisman Cronje had to leave the field due to injury.– The Saffa-laden Kubota Spears overpowered the Red Dolphins 49-12. The hosts outscored the Dolphins seven tries to two with No 8 Duane Vermeulen barging over for one of the winning team’s scores. Vermeulen was joined in the Spears side by flank Lappies Labuschagne, fullback Gerhard van den Heever and locks David Bulbring and Ruan Botha, who got a yellow card in the first half.Photo: NTT Communications Shining Arcs World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDental Care For Seniors On Medicare | Sponsored ListingsTsuen Wan: Here’s What Full Mouth Dental Implants Should CostDental Care For Seniors On Medicare | Sponsored Listings|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDatemyage.comThe Best Place To Meet Guys Your Own Age in Tsuen|SponsoredSponsoredUndoForge of Empires – Free Online Game#StayAtHome and Play this City-Building Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online Game|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDatemyage.comOver 40 And Single?|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ Posted in News, Top headlines Tagged Damian de Allende, duane vermeulen, Japanese Top League, kwagga smith, Malcolm Marx center_img Loans | Search AdsGetting a loan in Hong Kong may be easier than you thinkLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  506  136 GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo AirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysio|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on February 17, 2020 Japan-based Malcolm Marx ‘ ‘ GrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoFrom the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndoSenior Dental Implants | Sponsored AdsHere is what dental implants might cost you in 2021Senior Dental Implants | Sponsored Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Participate at the UN Summer School in Tarrytown, New York!

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By บริการ ts3 says: February 22, 2014 Published by aana By Mary Valiente says: on May 5, 2014 at 6:51 am Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Log in to Reply # Client is designed to work well with firewalls and routers.Ventrilo and Teamspeak are inherently two very similar applications.Just lengthy plenty of to give by yourself time to formulate the structure if the words you’re likely to utter. +1 Pocket Log in to Reply Deadline:  22 April 2014 at 23:59 New York City local timeOpen to: participants between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, linked to an organization or networkVenue: 16-23 August 2014, Tarrytown, New YorkDescriptionThe conviction that youth are a driving force for positive social change is the basis for the UNAOC-EF (United Nations Alliance of Civilizations – Education First) Summer School. This week-long summer school brings together 75 youth from across the globe, to address pressing global challenges, within the context of cultural and religious diversity. The highly interactive program will immerse participants in the essentials of global citizenship. Seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions will challenge participants and increase their impact as leaders in their fields. The UNAOC-EF Summer School will be held on EF’s historic American campus in Tarrytown, New York. Participants will be hosted on the center’s 25-acre campus, which boasts on site residences, student lounges, a fitness center and swimming pool.One highlight of this year’s Summer School will be a guided tour of the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Participants will tour the General Assembly Hall and explore a variety of exhibits detailing the history of the UN and learn about how the UN addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security.EligibilityIn order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old on 16 August 2014 — the start of the UNAOC – EF Summer School;be linked to an organization or a network (e.g. youth council, youth NGO, not-profit organization, youth-led organization, community organization, faith-based organization, youth network or platform, college, university), or be a social entrepreneur, blogger, intern or volunteer;hold a passport valid until at least March 2015 (for a visa to be issued, a passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of entry into the country);possess upper-intermediate English proficiency.CostsSelected participants of the UNAOC – EF Summer School 2014 will be provided with the following:international travel to and from the international airport closest to their residence. This economy class international ticket will be issued for arrival in New York City on 16 August 2014 and departure on 23 August 2014. The ticket will follow the most direct route between the closest international airport and New York City;shared accommodation (double or triple rooms with participants of the same gender) while in Tarrytown;meals during the official portions of the Summer School;full event access during the entire week of the Summer School;shuttles from and to the airport in New York City;the cost of US and transit visas (if applicable);the cost of vaccinations required to enter the US (if applicable);the cost of medical insurance required to enter the US (if applicable).Participants will cover the following:cost of local transportation to and from the international airport closest to their residence;cost of meals and other incidental expenses while traveling to and from their residence to New York City;cost of meals and other incidental expenses incurred outside of the official portions of the Summer School;any souvenirs, phone calls, equipment, etc. purchased for the Summer School or during the Summer School.Please note that neither the UNAOC nor EF will reimburse any expense incurred by participants to the Summer School.ApplicationThe selection of the 75 participants will be based on responses to essay questions regarding motivation as well as past and future involvement in issues to be tackled during the Summer School.  In addition, the organizers will take a look at your professional and/or educational and/or volunteering background to see how it is positioning you in a way that would help you disseminate what you will learn. Also, the applicants’ level of English proficiency will play a role in the selection process. Lastly, balance in terms of region and gender will be respected in the final selection.In order to apply, register HERE.If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to: [email protected] official web-page. on May 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm on April 23, 2014 at 7:06 am Share 0 Instead it’s going to do opposite if you don’t know anything more about marketing online.There must be established concrete and clear agreement between your parents and the kids.These facts and statistics indicate that internet marketing is definitely more cost-effective driving better ROI than any other marketing medium. 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Combined Nations: A New International Strategy

first_imgThis year, the UN completed 75 years of its existence. Aiming at the maintenance of peace and security, it’s still progressing. Based on this purpose though it was created, the purpose should meet demands and has to cope with change. But in the 21st century, we are continuously experiencing malfunctioning of this system. That’s why India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, “UN without reforms will face a crisis of confidence.” The major drawback of this system is limited role enjoyed by developing nations. They have a decisive role in the global community, so their development should be concerned of all.But it can’t be denied the United Nations’ progressive steps for humanity. It was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell (A statement by Dag Hammarskjold, Second UN Secretary-General). But new problems need new solutions. Today’s world is not political rather an economic, today’s war is not political but economic. The economic progressed countries are more powerful than those who have political and military power but less economic power. Today’s world demands development first, and it is only possible through the economy. So here is a whole new global strategy to provide reforms in the international system.The reforms are that there will be joint planning and development of two or more nations, naming the system as ‘Combined Nations’. These nations will combine politically, economically, militarily and in all respects. Remember it’s not like a Federal System or Federation. Federation is complete connectedness for an indefinite period. But Combined Nations is targeted efforts of development. In the federal system, there is a need for territorial integrity, but Combined Nations is a combination of two or more nations, irrespective of territory for developmental purpose. It is targeted as many years as concerned nations want.The strategy will be that after a treaty among the nations or between two nations, they will jointly do all operations irrespective of anything. There will be a combination of political power. The decision of the government of one will decision of all. And the government will be so united that every nation to play some roles. Economically all development will be taken place in the same manner in participant nations. There will be no need for nationality proof to go to participant country/countries. In other words, it will be one joint nation. They will have mutual participation in international treaty and agreements. Its core principle will be “One for all and all for one”.There will be several benefits to this joint strategy. Upliftment of least advantage nations is its primary motto. A nation which is underdeveloped since decades can be developed by this strategy. When a developing nation will combine with a developed nation, the joint development through this process will bring changes in that developing nation. And a developed nation can get benefits like natural resources of other nation. So it’s a mutual sharing principle. Overall a wave of mutual benefits will take place to uproot the problems of concerned nations through this ‘Combined Nations Strategy’.last_img read more