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‘Youth at risk of road deaths’ – Nation

PUTRAJAYA: The Transport Min­istry is seeking public feedback on whether the minimum driving age should be increased. Statistically, those aged between 16 and 20 recorded the highest percentage of road deaths in the country, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said. “The number of road fatalities increases every year, although 2017 saw the number of deaths reduced to 6,740 from 7,150. “However, 6,740 is still a high number. It means that there is an average of 20 deaths per day. “Out of…

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‘Balochistan to ensure preservation of rights of communities along TAPI route’ | Pakistan | thenews.com.pk

‘Balochistan to ensure preservation of rights of communities along TAPI route’ QUETTA: The Balochistan government, while terming the proposed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project a good omen for development of the province, has promised to ensure complete safety and preservation of the rights of local communities on whose land the proposed pipeline corridor will pass through. This assurance came from the Balochistan Environment Secretary Abdul Saboor Kakar as he addressed a workshop held as part of the Environmental and Social…

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Texas Center for the Missing and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas Launch Digital Billboard Campaign Timed with National Missing Children’s Day

NEW YORK & HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 25, 2018–Today, Texas Center for the Missing (TCM) and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE:CCO), subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., participated in press events throughout major Texas markets to launch a new digital billboard campaign calling attention to the ongoing searches for local missing children. Some families of missing children, along with local law enforcement working these unsolved cases, spoke at press events throughout the state today and urged the public to share any information they…

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Kearney County Hospital receives $100K grant to improve community health

SUBMITTED LAKIN – Kearny County Hospital (KCH) and Tyson Foods jointly announced Thursday that KCH was awarded a $100,000 grant from Tyson Foods to increase care coordination services and activities to improve overall community health. This investment will allow the Pioneer Care Advocacy Team (PCAT) of KCH to expand its population health efforts throughout the community and surrounding area. The partnership between KCH and Tyson Foods will increase the capacity of PCAT for providing care coordination services and resource acquisition.…

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Tollman on Digital, Multicultural Trends at Avoya Conference

One in 10 jobs across the globe is tourism-related, technology will never replace the value/service provided by travel agents, and hot travel trends this year include a digital transformation and multicultural travel.  Those were among the key points made by Brett Tollman, CEO, The Travel Corporation, during his opening keynote address delivered to 500 independent agents of the Avoya Travel Network.  The agents were attending Avoya’s annual conference at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, CA, on Wednesday. Here’s a look at the many trends Tollman outlined for the agent group.  Travel…

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Sierra Leone president to push review of mining law, contracts

Sierra Leone’s new president will follow through with campaign promises to review mining contracts and consider changes to the law that would ensure the West African nation benefits from its natural resources, his spokesperson told Reuters. Sierra Leone, which is recovering from the devastating 2014-16 Ebola epidemic that killed thousands, is the latest nation to take a hard line against mining companies in an attempt to ensure a larger share of revenues. As commodities recover from a collapse in 2015…

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Death of Tuticorin protestors brings focus back on Vedanta’s environment violations – Canindia News

Chennai, May 25 (IANS) The death of 13 anti-Sterlite Copper protestors in the police firing in Tuticorin has worsened the situation, focussing the limelight on its parent company Vedanta’s environmental violations. Vedanta has said that it has followed the law at its copper smelter plant on pollution, but environmentalists and other activists point to major unresolved issues at Tuticorin. They also point to several other instances of violations in the past where Vedanta was involved. “The protest and the killing…

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ITMB clocks 15, unveils new logo and brand direction, launches magazine

MD/CEO of Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank, Mr Obaleye and dignatries cutting the 15 years anniversary cake at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank (ITMB) PLC, a foremost player in the housing finance and mortgage industry in Nigeria and West Africa has marked its 15 years anniversary in grand style. During the celebration on Thursday night, May 24, 2018, at the Chelsea Hotel, Abuja, the Bank unveiled its new logo, tagline, vision, mission statement, value statement…

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Govt wants feedback on age requirement for driver’s licence

PUTRAJAYA: The government has called on the people to provide their feedback on the age requirement for a driver’s licence. Transport Minister Anthony Loke said a decision to review the age requirement was due to the high number of deaths on the roads involving those between 16 and 20 years old. “In 2017, a total of 6,740 deaths were recorded due to road accidents with a majority of them under the age category of 16 to 20 years. This is…

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Manchester Alumni to Discuss Dynamics of Online Retailing

Emma Okonji The Nigeria Alumni Association of the Alliance Manchester Business School in United Kingdom, which was established in Nigeria in 2010 by Nigerians who passed through the UK Business School, will on Friday discuss the ‘Dynamics of Online Retailing’ in a digital era in Lagos. The forum, which marks the first public outing of the Manchester Business School Alumni Association, is targeted at bringing together, old students of the business school to thinker on the dynamics and benefits of…

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Ogun Remains Committed To Investing In Education – Mujota

The Ogun State Government says its investment in education remain unwavering, notwithstanding the current economic situation in the country. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, stated this at the commissioning of a block of classrooms, donated by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, at St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Agbena, Ojere, Oba Local Council Development Area. Mujota who was represented by the Director of Primary and Higher Education, Mr.…

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Infinitus Releases China’s National TCM Health Index 2017 – KAIT Jonesboro, AR

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. Frankly and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you are affiliated with this page and would like it removed please contact pressreleases@franklyinc.com SOURCE Infinitus (China) Company Ltd. BEIJING, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Co-hosted by the China Association of Chinese Medicine (CACM), People’s Daily Online and Health.People.cn, and organized by Infinitus (China) Company Ltd. (Infinitus (China)), a member of LKK Health Products Group,…

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UBA Foundation Launches ‘Read Africa’ Initiative In Gabon, Mozambique

As part of its mission to improve the lives of the communities in which the United Bank for Africa operates, UBA Foundation continues to encourage African youths to adopt the culture of reading through its ‘Read Africa’ initiative. Read Africa aims to rekindle the reading culture amongst young Africans. Designed and introduced in 2011 by the UBA Foundation, the initiative has donated hundreds of thousands of books to African schools since its inception. This past week, The Foundation took its initiative…

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Renovations Carried Out At York Park Fire Station

The York Park Fire Station along Orange Street, Kingston, benefited from minor renovations on Wednesday (May 23) to improve the work environment for firefighters. The national Labour Day activity was carried out by members of the Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners and included painting of exterior walls, perimeter fence, and barracks, and tiling of the administrative and information departments. In an interview with JIS News, Senior Deputy Superintendent, Kingston and St. Andrew Fire Brigade, Julian Davis Buckle,…

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Alcohol makers adopt new advertising rules

Economy Thursday, May 24, 2018 21:02 By JAMES KARIUKI Members of the Alcohol Beverages Association of Kenya display copies of Code of Conduct at the Panafric Hotel yesterday. –SALATON NJAU  Alcohol manufacturers have agreed to drop the use of models aged below 21 in their marketing campaigns to discourage underage drinking. The Alcohol Beverages Association of Kenya said the move aims to curb instances where young people of 18 years and below ape the depiction of models advertising alcohol. The…

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