After 4 years, Delta Agro-Industrial Park ready to take off
After four years of rigorous planning, hard work and negotiations, the Delta State Agro-Industrial Park at Aboh Ogwashi-Uku axis is finally ready to take off as the ground-breaking ceremony would be performed this year.Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said that at full capacity, the park would host 20 to 30 agro-processing factories and agro-business enterprises.Altogether, the number of direct jobs that will be created by the agro-industrial park could be up to 4,000 while the indirect economic impacts will cover tens of thousands of farmers and agricultural value chain operators, he reveal...
Boracay resorts invite tourists to ‘work from beach’ with new offerings
MANILA, Philippines — Travel, as we all know, is one of the most affected sectors in the ongoing pandemic. Airline companies have suspended and rescheduled trips at no expense to passengers. Vacations are on hold. Airlines, hotels and other tourism-related sectors are incurring huge losses. Those involved in the travel industry are losing their jobs.Bleak as the scenario looks, a survey conducted by the Tourism department, in partnership with Guide to the Philippines and AIM- Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center, shows a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.The travel survey conducted last May 15 to ...
Your horoscope for 30 Oct – 5 Nov
Your spot-on horoscope for work, money, couples & singles from the Bangkok Post’s famously accurate fortune teller. Let’s see how’ll you fare this week & beyond!Note: (⛹) is for work, (฿) is for money, (♥) is for coupled life and (⚤) is for single life♈ AriesMar 21 – Apr 19(⛹) You’re likely to have a great Halloween or Loy Krathong celebration (or both ’cause why not?) before going back to work. After Nov 4, a familiar situation in which you made the wrong decision may happen but this time you avert it.(฿) The closer we get to the holiday season, the more likely you may fall behind your saving...
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Nobel Prize shines light on U.N. work to end hunger
The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of its work fighting hunger, preventing the use of hunger as a weapon during war and paving the way for peace in conflict areas.WFP’s Executive Director David Beasley said the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s October 9 selection of the WFP for the coveted award focuses attention on the millions of people suffering from hunger.“Every one of the 690 million hungry people in the world today has the right to live peacefully and without hunger,” Beasley said in a statement.The United States is the WFP’s larg...
Azerishig to build new power capacities in liberated territories
By Ayya LmahamadLarge-scale work is underway in liberated Azerbaijani regions, in various areas, including electric power industry.Azerbaijan’s energy providing company Azerishig will provide urgent power supply to especially important strategic objects in Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenian occupation within the framework of “Azerishig in Karabakh” project.Presently, the company is eliminating the consequences of accidents resulting from Armenian armed forces shelling at civilian facilities.Within the project, it is planned to create new power centers in the liberated territories,...
Will Canada give its foreign essential workers their rights?
With COVID-19 disrupting travel, shutting borders, and redefining what is essential work, Pandemic Borders explores what international migration will look like after the pandemic, in this series titled #MigrantFuturesThere are two categories of workers in Canada who, through the bureaucratic disentitlement of the immigration processing system are defined as temporary and non-status/undocumented. Yet, the work they do is neither temporary nor superfluous.COVID-19 has rendered the world immobile and has unexpectedly put a dent in Canada’s ambitious immigration plans to admit 1,053,000 permanent ...
Walang Pasok: Class and work suspensions for October 26 due to ‘Quinta’
Walang Pasok: Class and work suspensions for October 26 due to ‘Quinta’(Philstar.com) – October 26, 2020 – 8:14amMANILA, Philippines — Classes and work have been called off in some areas due to Typhoon Quinta, which has raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals over large areas of Luzon and in parts of the Visayas.Although classes have been through distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government has said that local governments still have the authority to suspend classes.Work suspensions:Albay (government offices)Batangas (government offices)Camari...
Klopp: Rashford’s work transcends Liverpool-Manchester United rivalry
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in paying tribute to Marcus Rashford has hailed what the latter is doing to tackle child poverty and said the importance of his tireless work transcends the traditional rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United.Rashford tirelessly coerced the government into a U-turn in July when he won his battle to ensure the continuation of free meals during the summer holidays. Then last last week he proposed extending the campaign for families receiving financial assistance from the UK government into the Christmas holidays.The Labour Party had urged Conservative MPs to b...
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‘Entry of foreigners a work in progress’
‘Entry of foreigners a work in progress’Alexis Romero(The Philippine Star) – October 26, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines ? Proposals to allow more foreigners to enter the Philippines is still a work in progress because the government has to consider various factors, including the number of travelers the country could accept during the holidays, a Cabinet official said.The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) would allow foreign investors to enter the country next month as part of the government’s effort to reopen the economy.The decision will cove...
YOURSAY | Govt runs around in circles over CMCO SOPs
YOURSAY |‘All the good work is undone. This is very poor coordination indeed.’Only industries, civil service affected by work-from-home order, others not involved: IsmailIsmail Sabri chuckles over confusion on 'work from home' SOPsTencent: We have the most cabinet ministers in the region and yet for such a simple directive, it got everyone confused. Then conveniently after all the hoo-ha, there is a revision in policy.We have a bunch of clowns running the country and they are only fit to be in the circus.Newday: Senior Minister (Defence Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaakob, what are you not telling us...