EMMY News:PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will host its first-ever virtual event.The Sept. 19 event honors outstanding television professionals in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and El Centro, Calif. with the prestigious Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Award honoring excellence in broadcasting.Nominees will be announced in mid-August.The first Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards was held nearly six decades ago in 1962 and has recognized many accomplished individuals and organizations in a variety of categories including sports, weather, education, politics and business. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be a live streamed experience through the new Emmys app that is available in the App Store for Android or iOS as well as Google Play. People also will be able to stream it on the chapter website and Facebook page. “This year, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and in an abundance of caution, we are following best practices and advice from health experts making the 43rd Annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards a totally virtual experience,” said President Doug Mummert of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter. “We will go above and beyond to honor our nominees and recipients and make it as special as possible for all of them, as well as their fans, friends and families. We are excited for this fresh, new way to honor excellence in broadcasting in the region in such an important year.”The Student Production Awards also will take place virtually that same weekend. The event recognizes outstanding high school and college television producers and journalists. Students will receive awards in a variety of categories including newscast, music video, fiction and nonfiction, sports program, talent and commercial. KOB-TV’s “Safe Start New Mexico” program will be honored as this year’s Governor’s Award recipient for its success in protecting the area’s diverse communities during COVID-19. The Albuquerque-based station built the platform to connect businesses, organizations and consumers to discuss best practices for staying safe and aiding in economic recovery during the pandemic. The free portal was designed to be accessible to provide even the smallest and hardest-hit businesses with these critical resources. “We are grateful to be recognized by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of NATAS for our efforts to help our community to economically survive this pandemic,” said KOB Vice President & General Manager Michelle Donaldson. “In the face of an evolving pandemic threat, Project Safe Start New Mexico empowered our businesses to communicate directly with consumers about safety measures and changes. It empowered our community to make informed decisions about whether to engage in commerce, and what to expect.”“This project at KOB Channel 4 in Albuquerque is exactly the type of campaign that the Governors’ Award was created to honor,” Mummert said. “It’s a shining example of a television station reaching into the community they serve in a time of need, with tireless creativity and compassion.”For more information about the Rocky Mountain Emmy® Awards and to get the latest details on the upcoming virtual event, visit RockyMountainEmmy.org. About National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter.NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter, formed in 1959, represents Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and El Centro, Calif.
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INTERNATIONAL joint venture freight operator NDX is to be wound up, following the transfer of its operations to German Railway’s intermodal subsidiary Transfracht International (TFGI) on September 1. NDX was set up in 1996, with DB holding a 50% stake, Netherlands Railways 25% and CSX 25%. It launched its first service in January 1997 using chartered rolling stock. NDX attempted to secure its foothold in the European market by attractive pricing, but TFGI Managing Director Manfred Riess said on August 20 that he would not be able to keep the same pricing policy for NDX customers in 1999.TFGI will integrate NDX routes into its own network: a twice-daily Rotterdam – Antwerpen shuttle, a thrice-weekly Rotterdam – München shuttle, and a twice-weekly train between Rotterdam and Barcelona. The Hamburg – Milano train ceased to run at the end of July. TFGI says its traffic will increase by 100000 TEU a year as a result of the takeover. NDX offices in Amsterdam, München, Hamburg and Antwerpen will close, but TFGI will retain the office in Barcelona. Riess said that the NDX takeover was not related to the June 23 announcement about the merger of DB Cargo and NS Cargo to form Rail Cargo Europe. However, after that announcement CSX decided to pull out of NDX.In 1997 TFGI carried 702000 TEU and earned revenue of DM350m. Riess expects to carry 800 000 TEU during 1998. o
NewsRegional PAHO launches new study on migration of health workers in the Caribbean by: – February 21, 2018 Tweet WASHINGTON, United States, Wednesday February 21, 2018 – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has launched a new study that will survey current migration trends of healthcare workers in the Caribbean (CARICOM) Region.The results of the survey will be used to develop recommendations and address the challenges that migration poses for the health sector of countries involved.The study will be conducted over a three-month period in 16 CARICOM countries and territories: Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos Islands and the English-speaking islands of the OECS. The research team is planning to meet with representatives of ministries of health, labour and education, hospital managers, general practitioners, primary health care provider groups, amongst others.The outcomes of the survey will inform policy on health workforce migration in the Caribbean and contribute to the implementation of the WHO/PAHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel.“The region will soon face one of the most critical shortages in the labour market of health workers in its history if nothing is done to reverse the trend of low in-migration and high out-migration levels within the Anglo-Caribbean”, said Jessie Schutt-Aine, coordinator of the PAHO Subregional Programme for the Eastern Caribbean.“The undersupply of health practitioners will impact negatively on both the quality and sustainability of health systems, especially in the smaller islands of the region.”The migration and shortages of healthcare workers in the Americas, and particularly in the Caribbean region, are impacting significantly health systems and services, PAHO said. The problem is global in nature, with health workforce mobility increasing to meet the estimated 40 million new health care jobs required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals related to health by 2030, according to the latest projections from WHO and the World Bank.The PAHO Office of the Caribbean Subregional Program Coordination, with support from PAHO’s Department of Health Systems and Services, is working to address migration-related shortages of human resources for health in the Caribbean.“The situation with regard to health care workers in the Caribbean and in most countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is critical, with many persons opting to leave the region for better working conditions, higher salaries, and better job security”, said Erika Wheeler, PAHO Subregional Advisor on Human Resources for Health.The recently approved PAHO Strategy on Human Resources for Universal Health urges countries to increase public investment in human resources for health, especially at the first level of care. The strategy aims to guide national policies to cover a shortfall of nearly 800,000 health workers in the region of the Americas. 34 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Share
Prior to the water district, she spent 10 years working for the California Legislature, including serving as district director for then-Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer. The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $200 billion in trade annually, supporting more than 575,000 Southern California jobs. Torres will start at the Port later this month. Torres earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Smith College in Massachusetts. As Director of Government Relations, Torres will be the Port’s representative to federal, state and local governments. In this capacity, she will also oversee the activities of the Port’s legislative advocates in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Eleanor Torres joins Port from Orange County Water District Torres comes to the Port after 12 years at the Orange County Water District, where she was the Director of Public Affairs. In her role there, Torres oversaw legislative affairs, communications and community outreach. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently appointed Eleanor Torres to lead the Government Relations Division at the nation’s second-busiest seaport. The Government Relations Division at the Port of Long Beach is responsible for formulating the Port’s legislative agenda and advising the Executive Director, the Harbor Commission, and the various Harbor Department divisions on Port-related legislative issues. Sea News, December 19 Author: Baibhav Mishra
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Overnight leader Masayuki Kawamura shot a no-bogey 69 over the par-71, 7,155-yard course to stand alone in second place at 134, while Australian Paul Sheehan scattered six birdies against two bogeys en route to a 67 to share third place at 136 with India’s Jyoti Randhawa (68). INZAI, Chiba Pref. (Kyodo) Hiroyuki Fujita forged the day’s best score of 5-under-par 66 in a bogey-free round on Friday to grab a one-stroke sole lead midway through the 100 million yen Suntory Open golf tournament in Chiba Prefecture.Teeing off on the back nine at Sobu Country Club two strokes off the pace, the 34-year-old Fujita, winner of last December’s Asia-Japan Okinawa Open, one-putted for birdies on Nos. 10, 17, 18 and 2 before capping off his brilliant performance with a 10-foot birdie putt on the eighth for a 36-hole total of 9-under 133. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Big test next: Kei Nishikori plays a shot against Viktor Troicki in their third-round match at the Italian Open on Thursday. Nishikori won 6-4, 6-3. | KYODO KEYWORDS Kei Nishikori, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Viktor Troicki RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Nishikori came up with another crucial break in the eighth game of the second set, giving himself a 5-3 lead and a chance to serve for the match. After battling through a string of deuces, Nishikori converted his fifth match point to close out Troicki in just under an 90 minutes.“I really was able to take control of the match. There was a good feel to my tennis,” said Nishikori.The current world No. 6 Nishikori holds a career 2-3 record against his next opponent Djokovic, having beaten him en route to the U.S. Open final last year, but losing to the longtime top player in their two subsequent meetings.“He (Djokovic) plays a steadier game than anyone. I have to be really patient to be able to take the long rallies,” said Nishikori.Djokovic had to fight back from a set down to beat Thomaz Bellucci, while Rafael Nadal produced an “almost perfect” display to despatch John Isner.Djokovic won 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 but was made to work hard after his Brazilian opponent, ranked 68th, played a flawless opening set with his left-handed serve and powerful forehand repeatedly troubled the holder.Fourth seed Nadal, who has struggled to find his best form this season in the wake of the wrist injury and appendicitis issues that undermined his performances last year, was imperious against the big-serving American and triumphed 6-4, 6-4.Nadal, a seven-time champion in Rome, will now face Stanislas Wawrinka, who beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 to record consecutive victories for the first time since February.Second seed Roger Federer appeared to be heading for an easy win against Kevin Anderson as he broke early in both sets and held two match points on serve, leading 5-2 in the second set.Anderson valiantly fought back to level, however, before losing the last two games and the match 6-3, 7-5.Meanwhile, third seed Andy Murray withdrew from the tournament citing fatigue, while women’s top seed Serena Williams pulled out with an injury to her right elbow. ROME – Kei Nishikori defeated Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-4, 6-3 at the Italian Open on Thursday to set up a quarterfinal match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.The 34th-ranked Troicki traded breaks with Nishikori in both sets before the Japanese ace found a decisive advantage. In the first set, while on-serve at 5-4 in favor of Nishikori, the Serbian dumped a forehand into the net on triple break point to give his opponent a one-set advantage. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Nov 15, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen reacts on the sideline against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY SportsPlay 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: 2020-09-18:9d62318a18caa08b912d77ee Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-874623-4358570842001 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.HOOVER, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference media granted Dan Mullen’s wish on Thursday. It selected Mississippi State to finish last in the SEC West and 13th overall.Auburn was picked to win the league’s championship game, while Alabama earned the most points to win the West Division — if that makes sense.“I don’t view that as a real negative, which I love that maybe people look past us, underestimate us, say we don’t have much of a chance this year,” Mullen said on Tuesday. “We kind of like that role, that fits us, how to play with a little bit of a chip on your shoulder and go out there and prove everybody wrong.”Quarterback Dak Prescott took to Twitter after the preseason rankings were released. He tweeted, “Preseason Ranking & Predictions #LOL.”Preseason Ranking %26 Predictions #LOL— Dak Prescott (@15_DakP) July 16, 2015The West was projected to finish in this order: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Mississippi State. The East was slotted Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky and Vanderbilt.Every school received at least one vote to win their division. Mississippi State tallied two votes to win the West and one to win the league.MSU received 482 total points in voting, joining Vanderbilt as the only schools to garner less than 500 points.Mississippi State was picked to finish 10th last season before climbing to No. 1 in the rankings.“This is my seventh year coming here,” Mullen said. “I think all seven years they pretty much picked us to finish last in the West. It’s kind of like tradition.”WESTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis)School PointsAlabama (92) 1405Auburn (108) 1362LSU (10) 870Arkansas (6) 821Ole Miss (3) 732Texas A&M (4) 628Mississippi State (2) 482EASTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis)School PointsGeorgia (166) 1498Tennessee (36) 1231Missouri (20) 1196South Carolina (1) 830Florida (1) 768Kentucky (1) 534Vanderbilt 243SEC CHAMPIONSchool PointsAuburn 96Alabama 80Georgia 28LSU 9Ole Miss 3Arkansas 3Texas A&M 2Tennessee 2Mississippi State 1Florida 1
Dak Prescott walked into the media room Tuesday wearing two tennis shoes. The Mississippi State quarterback dropped his fashion statement and wasn’t wearing walking boot he was wearing last week.“I’m feeling great ready to go this week,” Prescott said.Prescott wore a walking boot last week after bruising his foot against Kentucky.Play 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: 2020-09-18:16cebfc6dd93f6ed61f3aa8 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-975419-3875568709001 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.MSU coach Dan Mullen and Prescott laughed off the injury as nothing serious last week. Both referred to the walking boot as a fashion statement.Prescott hasn’t missed a snap this season due to injury. He played on every snap against Kentucky and Arkansas.He carried the ball 13 times against Arkansas for 61 yards.