Jul 17
20 confirmed dead after Kintampo freak tree accident

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A freak accident caused twenty deaths and some injuries, according to officials, at the well-known Kintampo waterfall, in Ghana, on Sunday afternoon local time. Those affected were reportedly school students from Wenchi Senior High School on a supervised trip, and several tourists, who were swimming at the time of a rainstorm and strong winds, bringing down a tree and crushing victims.

Eighteen students, according to Ghana National Fire Service spokesman Prince Billy Anaglate, were killed at the falls, while another two were rushed to hospital and died in care. Varying reports indicated possibly up to 18 people remaining in a critical condition who were trapped under the tree, who were then rescued and rushed to hospital, including a Wenchi Senior High School administrator.

Anaglate said the wind uprooted trees, which fell on swimmers.

Students’ bodies have been sent to the Kintampo Municipal Hospital’s morgue.

Jul 16
Nelson Mandela’s great-granddaughter dies in car crash
Nelson Mandela’s great-granddaughter dies in car crash

Friday, June 11, 2010

The great-granddaughter of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela has died in a car crash following a concert to open the World Cup.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation released a statement which said that thirteen-year-old Zenani Mandela, who celebrated her birthday on June 9, died in a single vehicle accident and that no one else was injured. The statement continued: “The family has asked for privacy as they mourn this tragedy.”

The driver of the vehicle of which Zenani Mandela was a passenger has been arrested and charged with drunk driving. He may also face culpable homicide charges, according to police.

South Africa has a poor road safety record and ranks ninth in the world for traffic fatalities. Traffic safety is feared to be a threat of injury to supporters to the World Cup.

Jul 16

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Jul 16
Canada to legalise marijuana to ‘make it more difficult for kids to access’
Canada to legalise marijuana to ‘make it more difficult for kids to access’

Sunday, April 16, 2017

In order to put the cannabis drug (marijuana) out of reach of minors, the Canadian federal government announced a bill to legalise cannabis for the age group of eighteen and above, on Thursday. The bill would allow adults to possess cannabis publicly, previously a criminal offence.

Canada’s health minister Jane Philpott tweeted, “Today we tabled new legislation to legalise, strictly regulate, and restrict access to cannabis. Our goal: keep it out of the hands of youth, and profits out of the hands of criminals.” ((fr))French language: ?Ajd nous avons déposé un nouveau projet de loi pour légaliser le cannabis, le réglementer de manière stricte et en restreindre l’accès. Notre objectif: garder le cannabis hors de la portée des jeunes, & les profits hors des mains des criminels. The Canadian government, via their official website, explained cannabis is available illegally, and their measures to stop it did not work. Criminal organisations are making money selling cannabis. Under-aged people can obtain the drug easily; they said, “it is easier for our kids to buy cannabis than cigarettes.”

The bill allows provinces and territories to set the age limit above eighteen. In order to prevent criminal gangs from making a profit, selling the drug needs a license permitting its sale. Adults can purchase the drug online from a licensed producer if a retail shop is not available in the province.

Adults can carry up to 30 g (slightly over an ounce) of cannabis and grow at most four cannabis plants at home, for personal use. The plants should be no taller than a metre, the bill proposed. Selling cannabis to minors would be a specific criminal offence.

The legislation requires parliamentary approval and royal assent. If passed, the bill would be under effect by July 2018, the government said. Health and safety experts and law enforcement were consulted before proposing the legislation. Except for medical purposes, possession of the drug remains illegal until the bill is passed. Regardless of the status of the bill, import and export of the drug would be illegal.

Previously when the government increased the taxes on cigarettes to discourage citizens from smoking, a black market for cigarettes developed.

Along with legalising cannabis, the bill would also permit the police officials to use tools like oral fluid drug screeners to detect if drivers are under the influence of the drug. Zero tolerance against drivers under influence of drugs is proposed. The government would also implement a public awareness campaign on the perils of driving under the influence of drugs.

The government still working on the restrictions. Lawmaker and former police chief Bill Blair said, “We do accept that more important work remains to be done.” If the bill is passed, Canada would be the second country to legalise cannabis completely. Uruguay is the first. Some countries, such as Germany, allow medical use of cannabis, but recreational use is prohibited.

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Jul 16
What You Need To Know About Marketing Management

By James Copper

Marketing is the art of influencing customers and increasing sales and marketing management is the actual process, the practical way in which the techniques of this art is used. Thus marketing management includes everything i.e. any tact, activity which is used to increase the scope of sales is well included in marketing management. Marketing management is not restricted only to a group of professional marketing managers, but everybody in the industry is a part of this. Marketing management thus involves sales, finance also along with strategies, customer satisfying activities etc.

Analysis in marketing management:

Many strategies and plans are made in the process of marketing but the real skill is to apply these plans efficiently and marketing managers compile a research about the quality of their products, the nature of their business, the market’s present and future demand etc.

The analysis is presented as:

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1. Customer analysis- in this, the marketing managers divide their customers into different categories and concentrate on the needs and benefits of each.

2. Company analysis- Here, the marketing managers analyze their own business, position, their funds, brands and their status with respect to their competitors.

3. Competitor analysis- The marketing managers in competitor analysis, prepare detailed reports of each of their competitors including their highs and lows, history etc. so as to be ready with the expected market response to their own product.

This is known as the 3C analysis, which is further extended to 5C analysis involving Collaborator analysis and Industry Context analysis, wherein the activities of the partners including suppliers are taken into consideration.

After such kind of analysis, comes the strategic planning and implementation so as to achieve specific goals and targets. The implementation is concentrated on certain customer categories so that high profit is gained; more and more customers are attracted and retained. The target is fixed, required goals are set and the brand, positions are kept into focus.

Next the 4Ps of marketing mix i.e. price, place, product and promotion are brought into use. Later the marketing managers channel their public relations and campaign for their products via advertisements, exhibitions etc. Along with this, many process management techniques are also deployed to further increase sales.

And for all this one requires a good marketing management committee in the company, one which possesses qualities of interacting with every other department in their hold so as to innovate new marketing techniques. Executives have to work on their branding and marketing concept to raise the bar of their enterprise. To determine the consumer reaction to their products, marketing executives check its feasibility amongst their own group of co-workers.

After such implementation, again marketing management has to look into the company’s performance due to the strategies. They have to note their Return on Investment (ROI) and their brand value along with the position of their shares in the market.

In this way, marketing management is responsible for the market research, planning and implementation of strategies, progress and feedback of their innovation to achieve the only marketing goal, ‘INCREASE SALES AND PROFITS.’

About the Author: James Copper is a writer for ebmarketing.co.uk

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Jul 13
Ford announces deep production cuts in response to growing losses
Ford announces deep production cuts in response to growing losses

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Ford has announced sweeping cuts of 21% (168,000 units) in its US and Canadian production, resulting in the partial closure of ten of its plants during the fourth quarter. The measure comes on top of existing turnaround plans announced in January, in which 25,000 to 30,000 positions should be cut and 14 plants closed by 2012.

Ford is the world’s third-largest automaker and the U.S.’s second-largest. However it has in recent years been struggling with poor profitability and shrinking market shares. In 2005 it lost $1.6 billion and recently the company reported a second quarter loss of $254 million and a 34% year-year decline in sales for the month of July.

George Pipas, director of sales analysis at Ford, points to rising gas prices having negative impact on the sale of the companies SUV lines as well as its sales leader, the F-series pickup truck as being the direct cause of the latest initiative.

So far the following plants are thought to be affected:

Ford’s stock fell 17 cents (2.1%) to $8 on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Jul 11
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Why Look for an Organic Shop Online?


Larry TaggartThere is actually a whole list of reasons as to why you should consider searching for an organic shop online, one of them being the fact that here is where you will be able to find a variety of healthy foods such as 2 Die 4 Activated Nuts and many other natural products. Truth being told, when you go to a regular store or even an organic store in your area, you have to waste a lot of time in the process, which means that you will need to give up other things that you would rather do. At the same time, you need to pay attention to opening and closing times so that you do not end up waiting in front of the closed doors until they are open for business. The situation is completely different when you rely on an organic shop online for your grocery list. Even if you forget something, there is nothing stopping you from making a second order the next day or contacting the store to see if they have shipped your package or if they can add these last few items you forgot about. You can just browse through the wide range of products that they have in stock, place the ones you want in your virtual basket and place the order. Sooner than you might think, the package with the items you ordered will arrive at your door.It is that simple. Another reason why you should consider ordering products such as 2 Die 4 Activated Nuts from an online shop is the fact that you can find out everything you need to know about them without doing anything other than visit a specific page and read the description posted there. So, if you want to buy healthy chips, you can take a look at the list of ingredients or at the advantages associated with that specific product. When you rely on an online shop, you have the chance to deal with your grocery shopping in a really short time. You just need to know what you want and with a few clicks you can buy it all. The situation is completely different when you rely on an organic shop online for your grocery list. It is such a simple process that you will probably continue enjoying this kind of shopping from now on. A really good idea would be to think about the next week’s menu and make a list of the ingredients you need. This way, you can order all of them and not have to go by any store in your area. Even if you forget something, there is nothing stopping you from making a second order the next day or contacting the store to see if they have shipped your package or if they can add these last few items you forgot about. This is the kind of shop where you can come across great products such as sustainable fish, natural shampoo as well as conditioner, essential oils and many other useful items.

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Jul 11
Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/LA-ND
Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/LA-ND
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Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It is estimated that 75,000 to 100,000 students have been displaced. [1]. In response, institutions across the United States and Canada are offering late registration for displaced students so that their academic progress is not unduly delayed. Some are offering free or reduced admission to displaced students. At some universities, especially state universities, this offer is limited to residents of the area.


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Jul 10
Invisibility shield gets blueprint
Invisibility shield gets blueprint

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Two engineers, Andrea Alù and Nader Engheta of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia have come up with a ‘plasmonic cover’ which they claim could render objects “nearly invisible to an observer”.

The idea is still in its infancy, but it is said not to violate any obvious laws of physics. John Pendry, a physicist at Imperial College in London, UK: “The concept is an interesting one, with several important potential applications. It could find uses in stealth technology and camouflage.”

Earlier attempts at constructing an invisibility screen resulted in the chameleon-principle: screens were coloured to match their background, rendering them hard, but not impossible to see, but usually from only a limited point of view.

The principle on which the technology is founded can be explained as follows: an object can be seen because light scatters from its surface back to our eyes. If the scattering of light could be prevented, the object could not be seen. By making a screen resonate in tune with the light, scattering of light would be prevented. This can be achieved by using plasmons, waves of electronic density caused by electrons in a metalic surface moving in sync. If the frequency of the light is close to that of the shield, the light scattered by the object will be negligible compared to the light scattered by the shield. For visible light, silver and gold can be used as metals, for other frequencies, such as infrared and ultra-violet, other metals will have to be used.

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Jul 9
Canada, U.S. to tighten security between ‘cross-border’ library
Canada, U.S. to tighten security between ‘cross-border’ library

Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the United States Border Patrol and local officials from both sides are looking into tightening security at a Quebec library. The library has been deliberately on the border of Canada and the U.S. since it was built in 1904 by American sawmill owner Carlos Haskell and Canadian wife Martha Stewart Haskell for availability to both countries.

At Haskell Free Library and Opera House, in Rock Island, Quebec, a black line diagonally runs across the center of the library to mark the international border. Ironically the line puts the seats in the U.S. and the opera stage in Canada.

Both towns share the same water supply, sewer systems and emergency crews thus they cross the border without going against the law. In total, there are three streets that cross the border and there are cameras on both sides to monitor illegal activity, but that doesn’t tighten border security enough officials say.

“There’s been an increase in illegal activity, both north and south, in the last little while,” said operations officer for the Border Patrol’s Swanton sector, Mark Henry.”There have been some significant cases. This all fits in to the larger picture of the Border Patrol strategy to gain operational control of our borders.”

“I don’t think they’re aiming at people who go pick up groceries and come back. It’s people that want to use this in a bad way,” says Cpl. Luc Bessette, a spokesman for the RCMP.

To enter the U.S. at Haskell Free Library and Opera House, in Rock Island, Quebec, all one needs is directions to go to Stanstead, Quebec, directions to the local library and walk through the doors; they have illegally entered Derby Line, Vermont, U.S. If one walks across from Stanstead St. to Derby Line they will be at the checkout in the U.S., go to the library from Derby Line to Stanstead St. and they have officially entered back into Canada. The international border also is on Canusa St., a residential street in Stanstead, Quebec and Beebe Plain, Vermont.

If someone wants to see their neighbour across the street, they would be re-entering the U.S. Anyone who comes from Stanstead St. to Derby Line, to visit their neighbour, must report to Customs or they could be sent to jail for illegally entering. However, residents do not need to notify Customs if they cross the border inside buildings.

Currently, the front door is in Vermont and if Quebecers couldn’t enter the front they would have to go through the back way. If Americans wanted to park in the parking lot they couldn’t because it is legally in Canada.

A meeting will take place this 19 June at 7 p.m. local time asking whether residents want to prevent people from crossing the border regularly or, in some cases, illegal crossings. During a meeting last Thursday in Stanstead, Quebec, local officials from both countries (towns) said border walls and fences will not be put up due to local residents’ concerns. They say there are other alternatives.

There is also a movement to separate Vermont from the U.S. or to make it the 11th province of Canada, with three territories. The website “Vermont Canada” says the state should join Canada due to its remaining liberal policies as opposed to the U.S.

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