zoom Port and terminal operator DP World Australia has announced the return of Swire Shipping’s Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Pacific Islands (PI) service to its Brisbane and Sydney terminals.The first service to return to DP World Australia will call at Sydney on September 8, 2016, and in Brisbane on September 13, 2016.“We are delighted to win back Swire Shipping’s Pacific Islands service to Brisbane and Sydney,” Brian Gillespie, DP World Australia Chief Commercial Officer, said.DP World Australia operates four ports across Australia including Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney.Swire Shipping’s PNG service operates three multi-purpose vessels from Australia to PNG and the Solomon Islands.The company’s PI service is a multi-purpose service catering for container and breakbulk cargo. The service links Australia with New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, the Samoas, Tonga, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands.
In commemoration of Women’s History Month and as part of their ongoing commitment to provide children of all backgrounds a platform to learn their diverse and rich heritage, Because Of Them We Can announces its expansion by honoring women of achievement such as Susan B. Anthony, Hillary Clinton, Janet Reno, Anne Frank, Frida Kahlo, Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai and many others.Because Of Them We Can Celebrates Women’s History Month With Children Re-Imagined As Iconic Women Of AchievementBy releasing a series of images of children depicting these iconic women, past and present, the campaign’s goal is to introduce young people of all hues to examples of excellence, while building their self-esteem along the way and teaching them that greatness also exists within them.“The Because of Them We Can campaign was inspired by my own two sons and the desire to create imagery for them and children like them that would refute stereotypes and build their self-esteem by connecting them to heroes past and present who have and continue to pave the way,” says Because Of Them We Can creator Eunique Jones Gibson. “There is a battle going on in each neighborhood, school and home and it is for the self-esteem of our young people. Our goal is to create a banner of excellence for all children to live by. There are numerous issues that divide us, however, wouldn’t it be great if we worked together to inundate children all over the world with these messages of excellence, accomplishment and responsibility.”Founded by social activist, photographer, wife and mother of two, Eunique Jones Gibson, the Because Of Them We Can campaign originally started out as a Black History Month project in February 2013 and has since evolved into a 365-page self published coffee table book, as well as dream journals, calendars, t-shirts and more. To date, Eunique has received numerous accolades for her work including being named one of the White House’s Champions Of Change. In addition, the Because Of Them We Can campaign has drawn support from the likes of Kerry Washington, Soledad O’Brien, Janelle Monae, Common, Tom Joyner, Russell Simmons, Kevin Hart, and many others.After traveling the country engaging parents and capturing images of over 650 children in less than a year, Eunique is not finished yet. The mom-preneur has made it her mission to depict heroes and heroines that every child, of every hue, can relate to beginning with new images to commemorate Women’s History Month.For more information on Because Of Them We Can, visit www.becauseofthemwecan.com.Source:PR Newswire
APTN National NewsThere’s a housing crisis in northern Quebec.The Algonquin First Nation at Long Point is having a baby boom while facing a major housing shortage.APTN’s Tom Fennario has this story.
Posted: June 5, 2019 June 5, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Health officials Wednesday confirmed 28 new flu cases among asylum seekers at a local migrant shelter, the most since the county began tracking a flu outbreak at the shelter last month.The spike in new cases of “influenza-like illness” at the Bankers Hill shelter operated by Jewish Family Service of San Diego follows two days of new case confirmations in the single digits. Health officials with the county’s Health and Human Services Agency have confirmed 186 flu cases since May 19.The county is currently quarantining 51 asylum seekers and migrants at hotels around the county in an attempt to stop the flu outbreak. County health officials have now screened more than 1,000 asylum seekers at the shelter for the flu since May 19.The county defines an outbreak as one person contracted an illness and a second person contracting it and showing symptoms within 72 hours. The county first announced the outbreak May 23.Federal immigration authorities announced May 17 that they would begin flying detained asylum seekers from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to San Diego for processing at local U.S. Custom and Border Protection stations like Brown Field. Once processed, the migrants are released into the county and often end up at the Bankers Hill shelter, which offers medical care and humanitarian and legal aid.The transfers are intended to alleviate the strain on immigration agents in the Rio Grande Valley who argue they’re overwhelmed by an immigration crush at the U.S.-Mexico border. According to the Department of Homeland Security, CBP agents detained nearly 140,000 people along the border last month, the most in any month since March 2006.County officials say they plan to continue monitoring the outbreak and providing updates on new flu cases at the shelter. The county is also screening and treating people at the shelter who are not showing symptoms to prevent them from contracting the virus. KUSI Newsroom, Flu cases at migrant shelter reach highest point since outbreak began KUSI Newsroom
Tata Steel on Wednesday reported 37 per cent rise in consolidated net profit to Rs 1,254.33 crore for the July-September quarter mainly on account of proceeds from land sale worth Rs 1,146.86 crore.The world’s 11th biggest steelmaker had clocked Rs 916.77 crore net profit in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal, it said in a statement. The profit of the company before exceptional item and tax stood at Rs 1,302 crore, from Rs 1,398 crore.Tata Steel’s total income declined to Rs 35,777 crore in the second quarter of 2014-15, from Rs 36,645 crore a year earlier. Its expenses also fell to Rs 33,564 crore from Rs 34,384 crore a year earlier.Total tax expenses of the company, however, rose to Rs 1,175 crore from Rs 447 crore a year earlier.