first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN 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 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 Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Citizens Advice facing ‘difficult choices’ if £400,000 grant axed

first_imgSuffolk advice charities have warned they will have to make ‘difficult choices’ if their county council decides to axe a £400,000 grant in what would be the latest blow to a county that has been hit hard by legal aid reforms.Suffolk County Council’s proposed cut was revealed in a pre-decision scrutiny paper of the local authority’s 2019/20 budget, which will be discussed on Thursday.John Ashton, chair of the Sudbury and District Citizens, said Suffolk’s Citizens Advice network is ‘dismayed’ at the proposed cut: ‘We are seriously concerned about the impact of this proposal on our communities, especially on the most vulnerable. It would be very difficult to find alternative sources of funding in time to ensure continuity of service. The Suffolk Trustees and Chief Officers will now consider all options for managing a potentially reduced budget, should the decision remain unchanged.’The chief officers of Citizens Advice in Suffolk cited research showing that every pound invested in Citizens Advice generates at least £1.88 in savings to government and public services and £11.43 in wider economic and social benefits.They said: ‘If agreed, these cuts would be a significant reduction in our budgets and will lead to difficult choices. We will work closely with our partners, staff and volunteers to make the best decisions we can in the circumstances.’Suffolk Law Centre director Audrey Ludwig says the cut would be a ‘disaster’ for vulnerable people needing help with social welfare issue.The council says it has ‘some really tough calls to make’ to balance its budget in the next financial year and beyond. The cut, should it proceed, will be the latest in a series of woes for the East Anglia county, which had recently become a legal aid advice ‘desert’, with no providers in public law, housing and asylum law.last_img read more

10-minute healthy habits for 2017

first_img5 healthy changes in 10 minutes or lessHealthy living is an admirable goal no matter what time of year. The problem is that many people shoot for the stars, resolving to lose a big amount of weight or completely give up foods they adore. A better approach is to make small changes that together can make a big impact.“People who make smart yet simple lifestyle changes will find it’s easier to succeed,” says Dr. Margot Savoy, a practicing family physician in Wilmington, Delaware. “It’s about all the small victories that add up to winning the war. If you want to feel your best and make changes that will last, think small for big results.”Healthy habits take mere minutes a day to complete, but over time can overhaul your health and wellness. What’s more, she notes that when you do these easy activities for two or three months, they become automatic.Dr. Savoy suggests five simple steps for healthier living in 2017 that take 10 minutes or less to complete.Be informedStomach pains? Sore knees? Not sure if it’s the cold or the flu? Being healthy means staying informed. When you need more information about your health, visit a reputable website such as familydoctor.org to learn more with a few clicks of the mouse.Developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the website features easy-to-understand information geared toward the patient. Plus, all information is reviewed by a panel of board certified family physicians, so you can trust the content is updated and accurate.Snack wellEating well is all about balance, and while many Americans are striving to eat healthier at mealtime, it’s snacks that are sabotaging their diets. When hunger pangs strike, instead of junk, reach for nutrient-rich foods instead.One of the best ways to do this is to select one drawer in the refrigerator and dedicate it to foods for healthy snacking. Stock it with fruit, veggies, whole grain crackers and low-fat cheese and nuts. Spend 10 minutes each Sunday cutting vegetables and portioning out nuts and other snacks, and all week long you and your family can easily reach for healthier munchies.Move and grooveYou don’t need a fancy gym membership to get fit. Just block off 10-minute increments each day to work out and you’ll start to feel the difference. Try walking, biking or doing sets of squats, crunches and jumping jacks. Within minutes you’ll raise your heart rate and work those muscles.If you have kids, join in the fun with them and you’ll be surprised just how quickly you get in a quick workout. A game of tag, for example, is a great running exercise. Plus it’s a wonderful way to bond with your family. Bonus: Your kids are learning to exercise through play. Not sure how to get started? Familydoctor.org has you covered.HydrationEveryone knows soda is unhealthy, but for other drinks it’s not so obvious. Many fruit juices and sports drinks are packed with sugar and calories. Hydration is important, so drink as much water as possible to boost your health.Staying properly hydrated is essential to healthy living, and because the body is approximately half made of water, there’s no better drink than good old H2O. If that is too bland, add some healthy flavor with cut fruit, such as oranges, apples, kiwi or strawberries.Sun protectionThe sun gives off rays of light that are helpful and harmful. Some sun exposure is good because it helps the body create vitamin D, which absorbs calcium. Too much sun exposure, though, can lead to skin changes, a lowered immune system and cancer.It takes just a minute to slather on sunscreen to block harmful rays even in the winter months. Focus on the face which is exposed all year long, and during warm months or while vacationing, make sure to use sunscreen on the entire body, reapplying regularly. What’s more, teach children to do the same to create healthy habits that will last a lifetime.last_img read more

St. Vincent Hints at Suspending Flights from United States

first_imgRalph Gonsalves, Chariman of CARICOM “So that we have been dealing with this matter in a practical manner, in a practical way and so forth but I have always said that where we have to ramp up restrictions we will ramp them up. And if you want to get home and you can’t get home, you will have a problem because the flights are in danger of being suspended because of this unacceptable conduct. The authorities said that of the 12 cases associated with the American Airlines (AA) flight 945, which brought 155 persons to the island on July 11, only one person was not a passenger on the flight. Another AA flight, also from Miami, arrived last Saturday, and health officials said that four cases of COVID-19 were detected among the passengers. On Sunday night, there were 21 active cases of the respiratory illness in the country, including two cases, the origins of which health officials were unsure about and were investigating. “The importance of strict compliance to all isolation and quarantine orders is paramount because it is only by complying with these orders and the use of masks in public places that the spread of COVD-19 can be controlled in St Vincent and the Grenadines.” “What has happened is this: in the United States of America and particularly in Florida and other places, there is a big flare up (of COVID-19) and we tightened the protocols on the second flight and we are tightening the protocols on the third flight. He said as of Saturday July 25th “the protocol is going to be strengthened so I want everybody to have real advanced notice. He told listeners that passengers will be tested for COVID-19 before they are released from the Ministry of Health-approved hotel and that their quarantine will continue for nine to 16 days in an approved home or a government approved facility after the five nights in a hotel. “The Chief Medical officer has sent me already, she had discussed with me, and she is saying all the passengers must arrive with a negative COVID PCR test result,” Gonsalves said, adding “they must arrive with proof of reservation in an approved hotel by the Ministry of Health for five nights”. “I want to say this: if persons who are coming home do not follow these protocols, apart from we going to Parliament and putting, as an alternative, the question of the ticketing, to have you fined, then and there, for breaking the quarantine, I want to say this: if persons who return choose not to pay attention to the quarantine, you may push the government to suspending the flights from the United States of America until things improve there,” Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said on a radio programme. Gonsalves said that St. Vincent and the Grenadines would continue to allow flights from Canada and that the government only agreed to allow the flight from the United States next Saturday “because people have come here and they left their jobs with the expectation that the flight will go back and others will come and will go back. “I was advised, I can’t believe this, that three or four persons, males, on the flight coming down on Saturday didn’t want to wear masks. Well, if you don’t want to wear masks, don’t come on the plane.” Gonsalves said that the Ministry of Health and his government are “privileging persons who are our citizens who want to come home, who have been out there for a long time”, adding that only a few non-nationals arrived on both the July 11 and 18 flights. “Well you have the 25th to make sure you have your booking because you can’t be sure that we will not suspend the flight for the first weekend in August, the first Saturday. Because persons have not been paying attention. I just want to make this point with crystal clarity… “When you do that, apart from the question of moral suasion becoming less and less as a tool, you still have to do it, but the law has to be enforced. And if in the United States, we are still having this increase, we will have to stop the planes coming from the United States for the time being…,” Gonsalves said, noting that Barbados had reduced its quota of four JetBlue flights to one a week. “The truth is this, the tourists are not coming yet. Small numbers, but we are doing this for our nationals because I am very concerned about you being out there but you can’t come but whatever the health people tell you and they give you a document as soon as you come out, you go on a boat and you go to Bequia, you take off your mask and you start to be drinking with everybody at the bar. CMC “Because we have to look at the capacity of the epidemiological apparatus that you have, the health workers on the ground to deal with it and very much so, we have to be concerned about the health and safety of those persons who are in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” Gonsalves said, adding that persons from the United States cannot travel to Canada. KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – The St. Vincent and the Grenadines government has hinted at the possibility of suspending flights from the United States after the island recorded 12 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) after reopening its borders to international flights. “We are very much privileging our citizenship,” Gonsalves said, adding that someone had commented that he wants tourists to come to the island.last_img read more

DLP Manifesto for General Elections 2019

first_img Share 443 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Click here for the Dominica Labour Party Manifesto DLP Manifesto 2019 final-for screen Share LocalNewsPolitics DLP Manifesto for General Elections 2019 by: – December 2, 2019last_img

Ceres- Negros begins Champions League quest

first_imgCeres-Negros F.C. players along with their head coach appear in the first Philippine Sportswriters Association forum for 2020 at Amelie Hotel in Manila. PHILIPPINE SPORTSWRITERS ASSOCIATION “We are going to fight until thelast minute to reach the next round. It’s a very hard competition. But we aregoing to try. We will give our best so I hope everyone will support us,”said Ceres Negros head coach Risto Vidakovic. Ceres is in a must-win situation justlike its opponent to progress to the next round against Thailand FA Cupchampions Port F.C. in Bangkok, Thailand on Jan.21. Last year, Ceres -Negros shocked thefootball world after they dispatched Australia’s Brisbane Roar (3-2) in Stage 2of the qualifiers before they fell to China’s Tianjin Quanjian in the play-offround. The winner of the second preliminarymatch will then advance to the play-off round against J. League’s FC Tokyo onJan. 28, where the play-off victors will earn a slot in Group F alongside SouthKorea’s Ulsan Hyundai, China’s Shanghai Shenhua, and Australia’s Perth Glory.center_img MANILA – Today is testament day forPhilippines Football League (PFL) champions Ceres- Negros F.C for a slot in the2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League against Shan United ofMyanmar in stage 1 of the preliminary rounds at 7:30 p.m. in Rizal MemorialStadium. “The mindset is always winning regardless if we are prepared or we were only playing together for a short time. I’m playing against the idea of losing. In the back of my mind, I want to qualify. I’m looking for history.” countered by Ceres and Philippine football international Stephan Schröck./PN However, if the Negros-based football club fails to win matches in the group stage of the Champions League, they will continue their campaign in the AFC Cup, grouping with Than Quang Ning of Vietnam and Indonesian champions Bali United.last_img read more

George Smith on longevity, evolution and the comfort of being uncomfortable

first_img His impact has come as little surprise to head coach, Pat Lam, who knew exactly the calibre of player and man, he was getting when he signed Smith during the summer.“George has been a superb addition to the squad, as we were confident he would be,” said Lam.“Not only for his performances in the Premiership, where he has been one of our leaders on the pitch, but also for the way he has carried himself off the field.“George sets a positive example and the advice and mentoring he provides to the younger guys is invaluable. He brings nous and experience to us in a key position in the team.“We’re delighted to keep him here, and he’s really enjoying it here, so it was an easy decision for both parties to make.” In any sport, the best players – the very best – just do things a bit differently. It’s what sets them apart.George Smith’s focus, his studious understanding of the game and his unwavering desire to improve on what has gone before, do just that. It’s why he’s the only player to have started in the 2003 World Cup final who is still playing. It’s why he’s his country’s most capped forward, and the second most capped Wallaby of all time. And, it’s why Bristol Bears’ players and supporters should relish every single moment of his remaining time at Ashton Gate.Until then, it’s on to the next job. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the first couple of months here and it’s a great environment to be a part of. The boys are really buying into the club vision and what we are trying to achieve.” George Smith His statistics suggest he’s reading the game just fine, completing 83 tackles already this season with a 90% success rate, as well as six steals and seven turnovers.The decorated Australian has featured in every top-flight game this season, helping Bristol to two wins from their opening six fixtures, as well as one win in the Challenge Cup.And after taking himself out of his comfort zone, with a return to English rugby, Smith insists he has plenty more to offer in a Bristol Bears shirt.“The easiest thing for me to do would have been to go back to Japan or Super Rugby, because that would have made me comfortable,” he said.“This is uncomfortable, being in the Premiership, and if I’m not uncomfortable, I’m not ready to go.“You need a challenge. If you don’t have a challenge, you put yourself in a position where you’re not on your toes, and you need that extra encouragement.“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the first couple of months here and it’s a great environment to be a part of. The boys are really buying into the club vision and what we are trying to achieve.“There’s plenty of rugby left to be played and I’m looking forward to continuing to contribute to Bristol Bears however I can.” Beaming smiles, wild embraces, and a quick rendition of their adopted victory song, ‘Blackbird’, by The Wurzels, the Bears are relishing the moment – and as well they might. This was big. What a start to life back in the Gallagher Premiership.But among the euphoria, there’s a more serious conversation taking place in one corner of the room. George Smith, fresh from a classically disruptive, combative display on his competitive debut for Pat Lam’s side, is talking to defence coach, John Muldoon. The result was an impressive one, but Smith is already dissecting the performance, pulling the game apart, looking to the next one.“The older George is better than the old George – what I won’t be is a passenger within a team,” he said on arrival in the West Country, as if it needed saying. But perhaps that’s why – an ability to soak in the good times without taking his eye off the next job.Smith is, undoubtedly, one the greatest players ever to grace rugby union and even at 38, is finding new ways – and some older, more tested methods – to affect and dominate the top-flight game. And he’ll be doing it until the end of the 2018/19 season, after extending his initial six-month deal with Bristol Bears.“I can read people and situations a lot better than three years ago,” he said during pre-season.“It’s reading situations that are different to three years ago. The game’s got a lot faster and more combative in the contact area.”last_img read more

High school boys basketball: Top-seeded Bossier rolls into quarterfinals after slow start; Plain Dealing…

first_img“They only played six people so I was trying to wear them down so it would be easier to guard them in the second half. They had five really good ones. They weren’t real big. In the second half, it appeared we did kind of wear them down a little bit. Their legs were kind of gone.” Bossier tied it at 15 on along 3-pointer by Jacoby Decker.  Thatstarted a 15-4 run that put the Bearkats on top by 11. “For us to achieve our ultimate goal that’s what we’ve got to do. Just excited and blessed to still be playing basketball, really. I know we’re going to have a tough matchup in here Friday.” For the Bossier Bearkats, itwasn’t how they started Tuesday night but how they finished. Bossier (30-3) will host No.9 Franklin Parish  (27-6) in thequarterfinals Friday. The Patriots defeated No. 8 Woodlawn of Baton Rouge 51-48in the second round. Bossier’s Kaalas Roots scored 15 points. Decker and Dante Bell added 10 each. Bossier coach Nick Bohanansaid he’s just happy that the Bearkats are still playing. Last year, Bossierwent into the playoffs as the No. 2 seed and was upset by No. 18 McDonogh No.35 80-78 in the second round in New Orleans. Morgan City closed its season16-14. Deondre Grogan led Morgan City with 21 points.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo In a Class 1A second-round game, the Plain Dealing Lions’ season came to an end with a 69-58 loss to No. 3 seed Jonesboro-Hodge (26-5) in Jonesboro. Plain Dealing, the No. 14 seed, finished its first season under head coach Trevor Bernard 16-10. Bossier, the No. 1 seed, fellbehind No. 16 Morgan City 11-0 in their Class 4A boys basketball second-roundgame. But the Bearkats outscored the Tigers by 37 points the rest of the way enroute to a 69-43 victory at Bossier.center_img Beasley had his own personal 10-0 run, part of a 23-4 run that gave Bossier a 56-33 lead late in the third quarter. But the Tigers rallied andwere very much in it at the half, trailing 33-29. “In the first half, part of our plan was to wear them down,” Bohanan said. “I knew they were going to get some buckets. I knew as long as we kept it close or even were down a little bit I felt like we’d be good in the second half. It didn’t take long for theBearkats to shake off the nerves. Senior guard Xavien Beasley,who picked up a couple of fouls early and sat most of the first half, scored 15of his game-high 26 points in the third quarter. “I think we came out with just nerves,” he said. “We were shooting the ball over the goal, stuff like that. It happens. You get a little excited, big game.” “That’s the thing about thisteam,” Bohanan said. “I’ve got so many guys that on any given night can step upand make it their night. I think that’s what makes this team special and hardto defend because you’ve got so many guys who can really play.” “I told the boys we waited365 days to get back to this point,” Bohanan said. “Now we’ve got to finishwhat we started last year. We’re at the quarterfinals so now we’ve got to breakthrough the quarterfinals and get an opportunity to make it back down to the(state tournament). Bohanan wasn’t too worriedwhen his team got down early. After all, he knows how quickly the Bearkats canscore especially when they start forcing turnovers with their defensivequickness.last_img read more

Trey Flowers uncut post following loss

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: 2020-09-18:591c84383981e35227f92a9 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-433317-3871821469001 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.Trey Flowers uncut post following losslast_img read more

Russell is unlucky, Bottas stays with Mercedes. Waiting only for…

first_imgNeither Bottas nor Hamilton have a contract for next year yet. In the case of Hamilton, it should be a formality. With Bottas, the situation was less clear.Mercedes ruled out Vettel’s arrival, which wouldn’t make much sense to the team. But he could replace Bottas with Russell. The British young man is generally considered a huge talent and he already has some experience. However, the question is whether his arrival would not disrupt the current atmosphere at the team.According to Autosport, he should stay with the Bottas team next year as well. The agreement is ready, but has not yet been signed.However, Mercedes CEO Ola Kallenius has already agreed to the agreement during his visit to the Austrian Grand Prix. “We’ll stay with our two boys,” he told Sky Germany.last_img read more