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Ardrey Kell jazz band performs June 3 at Countdown to Summer

ARDREY KELL Living Saviour Lutheran Church invites everyone to second annual party celebrating summer on June 3. Stop by for free hot dogs, hamburgers and snow cones and listen to the Ardrey Kell High School Jazz Band serenade summer on the outdoor patio.

More cashless bank branches tipped as consumers go digital

Consumers can expect to see more bank branches without cash, as the boom in digital finance pushes banks to use their retail stores to sell more complex financial products. As cash and cheque usage slide, an executive from Commonwealth Bank said cash would probably "disappear" from more branches, or....

Tourettes sufferers kicked out of school Queensland educators are being accused of mistreating children with Tourette’s, because they fail to understand the syndrome.

Queensland educators are being accused of mistreating children with Tourette’s, because they fail to understand the syndrome. According to The Courier Mail, some students are being suspended, expelled or unfairly disciplined. On top of that, Tourette’s suffers are also being excluded, picked on and taunted by fellow students in the schoolyard.

Man drives car over several people in south Spain

MADRID, May 29 (Xinhua) -- A man drove a car over several people on Sunday night in the area of Puerto Banus in the municipality of Marbella, south Spain , after jumping over a stop of a Civil Guard patrol, Spanish news agency EFE quoted the regional government as reporting. According to sources, this event took place at about 9:00 p.

Myanmar peace conference to enter union agreement on 33 points after reaching consent

U Zaw Htay (R), Director-General of the Office of the State Counselor's Office, speaks to media at a press conference on the meeting of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) during the Second Meeting of Myanmar's 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, May 28, 2017.

Gulf Arab shares dive following OPEC meeting

DUBAI, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Stock market indices ended trading in the red from the oil-rich Gulf states on Sunday, following the 14 oil-producing Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreement on Thursday. Sunday's trading saw the Saudi Arabian stock market index closing 1.29 percent lower at 6,783.

Feature: Mosul residents mark Ramadan as life is returning to normal

by Jamal Hashim, Shaalan Ahmed. MOSUL, Iraq , May 28 (Xinhua) -- It is the early days of the holy month of Ramadan. Everybody seeks for pleasure of Ramadan's traditional games, buying new clothes and different kinds of food for Iftar (break the daylight fasting).

S.Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

North Korea on Monday fired an apparent ballistic missile off its east coast that landed in the waters of Japan's economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, the latest in a string of recent test launches as the North seeks to build nuclear-tipped ICBMs that can reach the U.S. mainland.

Ramadan 2017: 10 shows to watch this year

Ramadan television programming will typically read like the who’s who of the Arabic acting world — and this year is no different. Though it’s impossible to predict which shows will hit, and which shows will sink (star power doesn’t necessarily mean staying power), we round-up ten dramas, comedies....

Texas OKs upping combative board of ed's textbook veto power

The Texas Legislature has approved giving the state's often-combative Board of Education broader veto power over textbooks used across the state. A bill passed in its final form by the state House 78-62 on Sunday lets the board's 15 elected members reject textbook content deemed not "suitable for the subject and grade level.

Texas OKs police interaction instruction for high schoolers

The Texas Legislature has voted to require all public high schools to provide instruction on how to best interact with law enforcement in traffic stops and other situations. The bill by Democratic Sens. Royce West of Dallas and John Whitmire of Houston is in response to a series of violent....

Jared Kushner 'may have to take a leave of absence' from the White House following Russia revelation

It was then reported that Mr Kushner had last year asked the Russian Ambassador to the US to establish a secret back channel using Russia’s communication systems to enable the Trump transition team to talk to Moscow. Speaking on ABC’s This Week, Chief White House correspondent Jon Karl said there....

SON nabs importer over expired household consumables

By Jimoh babatunde. L AGOS— Two months after a building of eight bedrooms was sealed up by operatives of Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON, in Kirikiri area, Apapa, Lagos, for being stocked with expired and fake products, two other buildings in the vicinity (Comfort Oboh Street) were, weekend,....

Retirees’ agitation for full payment of CPS is misguided — Etaduovie

By Favour Nnabugwu, Reporting from Kampala. THE agitation of labor unions for full payment of workers’ accumulated funds in their pension accounts under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) represents misguided perception of the scheme. Managing Director of IEI-Anchor Pension Managers Limited, Mr.

North Korea Fires Off Short-Range Ballistic Missile

Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Sue-Lin Wong North Korea Fires Off Short-Range Ballistic Missile.

Public service: work space and working habits

Government spend a huge quantum on a large public service at present .These include good buildings, computers, air conditioned at times etc. Public service generally sticks to rules and procedures. In urban cities traffic snarls are adding to the woes of the public servants and public at large....

Insurance companies should harp on new product diversification - Sugathadasa

Insurance companies should harp on new product diversification and innovation aiming tailor made solutions, said IBSL Chairperson Indrani Sugathadasa at the General Insurance Sales Congress (GISCO) held for the second consecutive year at the Waters Edge with the theme, Sustainability through Innovation.

ICTA signs MoU with FITIS

The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), the nation’s apex ICT Institution under the Ministry of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) the Apex ICT Industry Association in Sri Lanka.

Human rights standards on freedom of association

The preamble to the ILO Constitution states that “universal and lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice” Sri Lanka has ratified all the principal United Nations Conventions on human rights and also all eight of the International Labour Organization (ILO) fundamental....

UN support to flood relief efforts

A formal request for support by the Government of Sri Lanka was received by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office last Friday following the onset of the monsoon and its impact in the Southern and Western regions of the country. An estimated 442,000 people in Sri Lanka are currently affected by....

UK lowers threat level

UK: Britain on Saturday lowered the terror threat level which was hiked after this week’s carnage in Manchester as police released CCTV footage of bomber Salman Abedi on the night of the attack. The move to scale back the threat level from critical to severe was announced by Prime Minister Theresa....

Aitken Spence records 38% growth in PBT to Rs 5.2 bn in 2016/17

Aitken Spence PLC recorded a 38% rise in its profit before tax year-on-year with a top line of Rs. 45.9 billion for the year ended on the 31st of March. The conglomerate concluded the reporting period with a strong fourth quarter performance during which both revenue and PBT figures showed strong growth trajectories.

Keeping the Peace

The United Nations (UN) was established way back in 1945 with the avowed aim of establishing peace around the world. This was easier said than done. Today, there are more than 60 conflicts around the world, apart from acts of terrorism like the suicide bombing in Manchester, UK.

HNI investors drive market activity

The Bourse closed on a negative note as the ASPI decreased by 31.80 points (or 0.47%) to close at 6,697.86 points, while the S&P SL20 Index decreased by 16.09 points (or 0.42%) to close at 3,828.59 points. JKH was the highest contributor to the week’s turnover value, contributing LKR 1.42Bn or 26.67% of total turnover value.

Lasting solutions for buildings to last

Everyone dreams of a house of their own. However, S. Radha who has lived and owned a luxurious apartment for the last 10 years in Wellawatte is yet to receive the title deeds for his apartment. Radha is not alone in not having a legal right to his dwelling and is one of many in and around Colombo struggling to get housing deeds from their builders....

SriLankan to fly daily to Melbourne

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the prestigious oneworld alliance, will be establishing its presence in Australia with daily non-stop services to Melbourne commencing October 29 this year. The non-stop services will also facilitate passengers from the Middle....

Moving beyond weapons

Eradicating terrorism and winning the confidence of the international community is a huge achievement for the progress of our country. At the end of a conflict it will lead to another conflict. It is a possibility, but we must keep in mind the sacrifices we have made over the last 30 years to....

Chinese, Russian Presidents condole loss of life

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday sent messages of condolences to President Maithripala Sirisena over the devastating floods and landslides in the country in which 151 people have been killed. In the message, Xi expressed deep condolences over the victims and showed sincere sympathy to those....

Massive landslide in Kalawana

The Ministry of Education provided a certificates and honoured an art teacher of the Puttalam zonal education office M.M. Mohammed for his efforts to improve the quality of the subject.He was... The Bank of Ceylon Ampara Area Manager G. A. C. Rathnagee retired from service recently, was felicitated for his services in the banking field.

Education Directors, Principals can decide on school closures

Provincial Education Directors, Zonal Education Directors and Principals in the areas affected by the bad weather have been granted permission to take decisions in closing or opening schools in their Education Zones, by the Education Ministry. Meanwhile, on the advice of Education Minister Akila....

Provide maximum relief without limiting to circulars: President

President Maithripala Sirisena says a comprehensive programme will be implemented in the future to construct the houses destroyed due to the inclement weather. The President instructed the officials not to limit to rules and regulations as well as circulars when providing relief to the affected....
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