Invisible pleasures

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Pangea names Zeimer VP

first_imgZeimer, who has over 20 years of experience in liner shipping and project cargo, held previous roles with Maersk Line, Messina Line and Marfret, working in the Mediterranean, South American and African regions.According to Walid Dziri, president and ceo of PSG, Zeimer’s experience will support its efforts to grow with new services and increase its presence in the west Mediterranean region.www.pangeashipping.netlast_img

EDITORIAL: Poverty takes no holiday

first_imgIt’s almost the end of November, and the beginning of the “season,” which has a variety of interpretations. For some it’s the shopping season, for others a spiritual season, and for many, the giving season.It’s heartening to see the bountiful number of individuals, groups and community organizations hosting Thanksgiving dinners for the homeless and less fortunate. This time of year, people who normally paid scant attention to the plight of the poor are often inspired by the spirit of goodwill to dedicate time and support to worthy causes. But such dedication often falters with the last toast of champagne for the New Year, as the pressure and daily tedium of life resume. Meanwhile, unfortunately, the poor reverts to poverty, the hungry to hunger, and the sufferers to suffering when the giving season ends.Several community and other organizations should be commended for their seasonal efforts. However, those who are concerned about fighting poverty year-round often question why the same diligent fundraising, food collections, toy drives and home repairs can’t extend throughout the year. Others will argue that as much as some would like the spirit of goodwill to extend throughout the year, this giving spirit is accepted as an indelible norm of the holiday season, but not expected to either precede this season or follow it.This argument is unacceptable. It is also unacceptable to just stand by and watch some in our communities year after year revert to poverty and the unbelievable struggles of trying to make ends meet. It boggles the mind that the same people who display so much generosity in organizing various Thanksgiving and Christmas events are not able to exercise similar commitment to develop long term plans for countering and alleviating deeply rooted poverty.On Thanksgiving Day a few years ago, a local pastor was asked to offer the blessing at a dinner held for poor residents in Overtown, Miami-Dade. His prayer was brief and simple. “Lord teach us to always give thanks and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, not just for today, but always.”Some who were present were touched not just by the prayer’s simplicity, but by the depth of its message. Asked why his blessing was so brief, the priest said “I don’t need to pray a long prayer to make people understand that love and charity towards each other shouldn’t be just a highlight of the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Each year it amazes me that people don’t recognize that the spirit they display during the holiday season ought to be displayed all year.”This Thanksgiving, as our communities gather to organize treats for the poor, we are urged to give thanks and seek means to continue this generosity to our neighbors. This generosity, especially for those less fortunate, shouldn’t only be committed for “the season,” but be part of a long-term commitment. Something seems awry when charities are placed on hold for eleven months, then unwrapped and displayed with much pomp and circumstance for just one month. As the community gives thanks this Thursday, remember that poverty takes no holiday.last_img read more

CONCACAF whistle blower Chuck Blazer dead at 72

first_imgChuck Blazer, former FIFA Executive Committee member and a central figure in the FIFA corruption scandal, has died at the age of 72.Blazer, who served as CONCACAF general secretary and U.S. Soccer Federation executive vice-president, was handed a lifetime ban by FIFA from all football-related activity in 2015.The American had pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion in late 2013.Was battling cancer As part of his plea, Blazer, who had been battling cancer up until his death, agreed to work undercover to help authorities with their investigation into corruption within FIFA.“We are truly saddened by the passing of our client and friend, Chuck Blazer,” his lawyers Eric Corngold and Mary Mulligan said in a statement given to the BBC and AFP.“His misconduct, for which he accepted full responsibility, should not obscure Chuck’s positive impact on international soccer.”Served FIFA 1996 to 2013He was a member of the FIFA Executive Committee from 1996 to April 2013, when Sunil Gulati was elected to replace him Blazer also served as Commissioner of the American Soccer League and Executive Vice President of the United States Soccer Federation.[In May 2011, in response to allegations of bribery made by national representatives attending a 10 May meeting of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), Blazer initiated an investigation of AFC President Mohammed bin Hammam and FIFA Vice President Jack Warner. The investigation was conducted by John P. Collins, former United States federal prosecutor and FIFA Legal Committee member. Its submission led to FIFA’s 29 May 2011 suspension of Warner and Bin Hammam from all soccer activities pending the outcome of FIFA’s own investigation and procedures.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

British High Commission announces scholarship opportunity

first_imgChevening scholarsThe British High Commission has announced that the UK’s Chevening Scholarships scheme is now open for students wishing to study in the United Kingdom in the academic year 2013-2014. Applications will be accepted online from nationals of Dominica and other Eastern Caribbean islands including Antigua, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Kitts who wish to pursue fully funded postgraduate studies at an academic institution in the UK.The Chevening Scholarships scheme is the global scholarship programme of the British government. The Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential who come from 116 countries worldwide. They enable recipients to study one-year Masters courses in a range of subjects at UK universities. The Scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers.The Chevening programme has, over 26 years, provided more than 30,000 Scholarships at Higher Education Institutions in the UK for postgraduate students or researchers from countries across the world. Chevening scholarships are prestigious and sought after awards aimed at extremely capable individuals who have already made an impact and are motivated to pursue a career that will take them to a position of leadership within their own country or region.Three of the members of the St Lucia Cabinet are Chevening alumni, as well as many other leaders in different spheres in the region. There are four Eastern Caribbean Chevening Scholars currently studying a range of subjects at universities in London and Edinburgh.Nationals of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean should go to www.chevening.org to register interest or apply. The opening date is Monday 29 October 2012 and closing date is Friday 7 December 2012, after which no further applications will be accepted.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share LocalNews British High Commission announces scholarship opportunity by: – November 10, 2012 Sharecenter_img 16 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Delve entertains guests at Rugby Memorabilia Society AGM

first_imgThe former Wales international – who studied at Colston’s School in Bristol – made thirteen appearances for his country, as well as captaining Gloucester and Melbourne Rebels during a fifteen-year professional career. Delve also represented Bath, Ospreys and NEC Green Rockets in Japan.”Gareth enthralled his audience for nearly an hour during an in-depth question and answer session,” said the event’s host, Mark Hoskins.“Gareth spoke of his passion for rugby, his resilience in overcoming a series of injury setbacks and his pride in representing his country.“It was a memorable occasion for all present and Gareth clearly enjoyed the company of a group of committed rugby enthusiasts.”last_img read more

USC Baseball Legends Are Honored

first_imgPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:3960755e13e5927ce9895e18 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-564299-4140417264001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.USC baseball from the past met the present as the 1975 team was honored Saturday at Carolina Stadium.last_img read more

LSU, Texas A&M in rare No. 1-No. 2 matchup

first_imgBATON ROUGE – It is only April, but Alex Box Stadium will have a definite June feel to it this Thursday through Saturday. And temperatures are not expected to be in the 90s.LSU, which is No. 1 in five of the college baseball polls released Monday, and Texas A&M, which is No. 2 in four of those same polls, will clash at 6:30 Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday. It will be the first top five matchup in the Box since No. 1 Florida swept three games from No. 5 LSU in March of 2011.“This is certainly shaping up to be a big week for us,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said Monday.The Tigers swept a doubleheader at Georgia, 4-1 and 9-1, on Saturday to improve to 34-6 overall and 12-5 in the Southeastern Conference.LSU is tied for the overall SEC lead and for the West lead with Texas A&M, which is 35-5 and 12-5. Vanderbilt, Missouri and Florida are tied for the East lead at 12-6.The Tigers must first deal with Tulane (24-15, 5-7 American Athletic Conference) in a 6:30 p.m. game Tuesday in Alex Box Stadium. Freshman right-hander Austin Bain (0-1, 3.29 ERA) will start for the Tigers as he did not get his start on Sunday because the LSU-Georgia game on that day was rained out and will not be made up.Junior right-hander Patrick Duester (4-3, 1.85 ERA) will start for the Green Wave.“Our focus right now is completely on the Tulane game,” Mainieri said. “Our goal is to continue to play as well as we can every day because each game carries a lot of meaning. It’s very important that we play well over the final stretch.”last_img read more

Bees boss frustrated after ‘worst performance’

first_imgBrentford boss Dean Smith described his team’s performance at Norwich as the worst of his managerial career.The Bees were hammered 5-0 by a Norwich side that had lost their previous five matches. “I’ve told the players it’s the worst performance I’ve had as a manager,” Smith said.AdChoices广告“The players have to look in the mirror. I’ll look in the mirror as well. I’ll look at the selection; did I get that right? “But after the third goal I thought a few of us gave up. We have to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”Brentford are down to 18th in the Championship table, having lost four games in a row since the derby triumph at QPR at the end of October – their only win in their last nine matches.  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Banks Can’t Stop You Doing This and They Hate It – Don’t Miss out x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Jackie Kennedy Was a Style Icon – but Her Shoes Revealed What We Long Suspected x 39 Eye-opening Photos Smuggled out of North Korea x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Manchester City continue to follow playmaker after considering offer in summer…

first_imgAccording to a claim in the Turkish media, Manchester City are still continuing to follow Trabzonspor midfielder Yusuf Yazici. In recent months the playmaker has been linked with a move to the Premier League, including Manchester City.Milliyet have reported on the latest developments with regards to Yazici’s future and they say Fiorentina have joined the race to sign the Turkey international. It’s claimed the Serie A side have made an offer for the player, but this was turned down by Trabzonspor.It’s also reported Manchester City remain interested in Yazici, along with Inter Milan, AC Milan and fellow Premier League side Liverpool.Embed from Getty ImagesEarlier this year we covered reports from Turkey that the Premier League champions had scouts watch the 21 year old during Trabzonspor’s clash with Galatasaray. At the time it was reported Manchester City were considering making a summer transfer bid for the youngster.Yazici is contracted to the Trabzon club until June 20022.NDby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndolast_img read more