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EDITORIAL: Dearth of technicians

Greenhouse farming in Nepal has been more of a bane than a boon because of a dearth of technicians. Greenhouse farming has immense potential in Nepal. Nepal can become self-sufficient in green vegetables and fruits provided the government supports the investors with modern technology, finance and agro-scientists.
 

Alternative schooling: Learning with an inspired spirit

Basic level education is a must for everyone, and the place to get such education is, of course, the school. But with diversified ways of development in all spheres of life, schooling of children is also going to take a different route. Alternatives to regular schooling are emerging in the form of....

Trump targets Pell Grant money for NASA's budget boost

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending, including a $1.6 billion bump for NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024. Under a budget amendment sent to Congress Monday evening, the administration would use an additional $1.

West Springfield Town Council reviews school department's 2020 budget

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - West Springfield Town Council members held their annual budget subcommittee meeting Monday night in order to take a closer look at the school department's fiscal year 2020 budget. The meeting was a chance for the town council to review the specific requests as well....

'Rise up': Papua New Guinea female police chief's battle cry to women

In a nation where sexual violence is endemic, women are still targeted and attacked for witchcraft, and female representation in parliament is non-existent, police chief Julie Palakai is blazing a trail for change. The 43-year-old inspector, a domestic abuse survivor and 18-year veteran of the....

Korean Hostage Spent 4 Months Traveling Africa

A Korean woman who was rescued from Islamists by French special forces in the West African nation of Burkina Faso had spent four months in dangerous parts of Africa before she was abducted. According to the Korean Embassy in Paris on Monday, the woman identified by her surname Chang, who is in her....

Seaman students make recommendations to school board

The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council made a presentation to the Seaman USD 345 Board of Education on Monday evening. Superintendent Steve Noble introduced Anson Appelhanz, Amberly Sadler, Trinidy Thompson, Forrest Brungardt, Michael Conaway, Trent Powell, Kalie Kleiner, and Celenne Mendez,....

BC-US--Trump-NASA 4th Ld, 0702

Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press. Trump targets Pell Grant money for NASA's budget boost

SC dismisses petition asking for halt to US drone strikes

Observer Report. Islamabad. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an earlier verdict by the Peshawar High Court and dismissed a petition filed to halt US drone strikes in Pakistani territory. The petition was dismissed by a three-member bench, led by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, which stated that such issues are overseen by the government.

Mormon church opposes LGBT nondiscrimination measure

SALT LAKE CITY The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its opposition Monday to a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill that faces long odds in Congress, saying the legislation doesn’t “meet the standard of fairness for all,” contending it would strip key religious freedom protections.

Supply, Demand Factors Stall Housing Development in Nigeria, Says Confab

Bennett Oghifo. The much debated deficit of 17-22 million housing units in the country may not close any time soon, because of several supply and demand issues, according to participants at a forum organised by Fine and Country West Africa, recently. They believe the challenge faced by the housing....

Gambian Envoy Hails TSA Implementation, Describes Nigeria as Reference Point

Transaction volume hits N30tn. James Emejo in Abuja. The Director in charge of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), Mr. Sylva Okolieaboh has disclosed that the implementation of the TSA policy had pooled about N30 trillion transactions,....

Dickson’s Next Big Fight

Emmanuel Addeh writes that Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State may be in a very tricky situation. Whatever he does, he will offend the powerful interest blocs in the state Peoples Democratic Party. He needs careful attention to navigate the landmine that lines the path to the governorship contest in November.

Police charge 12 people during crackdown on property crime

Police from the Riverina Police District located an axe, flick knife and baton during an operation. Riverina Police District Inspector Adrian Telfer said Operation Saber conducted on Friday evening targeted hotspots throughout Wagga recently affected by property crime.

Nursing staff crit...

WASHINGTON, DC--At the launch of the Strategic Directions for Nursing in the Region of the Americas, on Wednesday, May 8, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) called on countries to invest in nurses to improve their availability, distribution and roles in order to advance towards universal health.

Mexican union leader shot dead in troubled oil refining city

Unidentified gunmen shot dead a trade union leader in Mexico's central city of Salamanca, authorities said on Sunday, the latest outbreak of violence in an area plagued by a murderous struggle between gangs over fuel theft. Gilberto Munoz, a former federal lawmaker and the leader of the national....

Singapore surpasses China as Myanmar’s biggest investor

At a meeting on streamlining investment in Nay Pyi Taw last week, U Aung Naing Oo, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said, “The top investor in Myanmar through December 2018 was China, but Singapore has overtaken it since January.” The other top investors were Thailand, Hong Kong, the United....

Challenges to Myanmar press freedom remain

“The government believes that a strong media is essential to the democratic transition, and it also strengthens democracy,” he said in a message during the World Press Freedom Day on May 3, four days before he pardoned the two journalists. But one action cannot wipe clean the laws and actions endangering press freedom in the country.

QBullet: LS Polls Phase 6 Concludes; Mumbai Indians Win IPL 2019

Also Read: Daily Dispatch: What Are the Takeaways from 2019 LS Polls Phase 6? 2. Mumbai Indians Edge Chennai Super Kings by 1 Run to Win Fourth IPL Title. Through twists and turns befitting the plot of a bestseller, the Indian Premier League final was decided off the last ball with spectators....

Democrat Tulsi Gabbard’s anti-war presidential campaign theme cheered in Malibu

MALIBU — The crowd came with Hawaiian shirts, flower leis and surfing jokes, and Tulsi Gabbard came looking to catch an elusive political wave. Campaigning in Malibu on Sunday, the Hawaii congresswoman and presidential candidate drew applause from an audience of supporters and curious Democrats with a campaign message heavy on anti-war themes.

Life insurance firms must take inputs from youngsters for customised products, here's why

So far as providing life insurance cover to more people is concerned, the performance of the industry has been disappointing as it appears from the IRDAI data released recently regarding the performance of the industry for the year 2018-19. The growth of new business premium (NBP) has been mere 10.73%.

Full state for Delhi: AAP's obsession a misplaced idea

The Aam Aadmi Party ’s manifesto for the 2019 general elections reiterates its ‘sole objective’ of “making Delhi a full state.” The 35-page document belabours the point with fallacious arguments, even citing specious instances as of the Vatican and universities in US cities, to buttress the claim, which but tantamount to sophistry.

Train to Taj Mahal given green signal! Agra Metro to be ready by 2024

Agra, a city known the world over for the Taj Mahal, the monument of eternal love, is in for a makeover. Come 2024, it would be able to boast a world-class public transport system, providing respite from traffic congestion not only to its residents but also the almost 2 crore tourists who descend on it from all parts of the world every year.

Gathering storms: India Inc in deep trouble as sales slow, profits fall

The earnings season has so far been an extremely dull one, with most companies reporting muted top line growth and a fall in net profits. Demand is clearly very weak; companies have been unable to hold on to their operating margins and even pushing through volumes has been difficult.

CBL's Harris and Hutchison withdraw objection to liquidation

CBL Corp directors Peter Harris and Alistair Hutchison say they didn't oppose an action heard in the Auckland High Court today to liquidate the company. The firm's main operating subsidiary, CBL Insurance, was placed in liquidation last November with the Reserve Bank's counsel, Nathan Gedye, QC,....

Nearly 100,000 coal miners at risk of losing pension money by 2022 Source: Cox Media Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dave Dilly of Fresno, Ohio, near Coshocton, spent 19 years in the coal mine, but in recent years, he’s taken on a new responsibility: during those years. Dilly is one of nearly 100,000 coal miners who are at risk of losing all or part of their pensions by 2022 sooner if more coal companies declare bankruptcy.

Teva is at centre of drug price fixing case filed by US states

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd helped mastermind a sweeping conspiracy among generic drugmakers to raise the price of medicines, according to a new antitrust lawsuit filed by states that stems from a five-year investigation of the companies. Teva’s stock plunged the most in three months.

Getting Ahead

Lucas Yatch has joined A&E Architects, an established design firm with offices located in Billings, Bozeman, Missoula, and Kalispell, Montana, and Seattle, Washington, as a designer. Yatch holds a bachelor of science in environmental design and a Master of Architecture from Montana State University.

Pompeo Heading To Moscow, Sochi To Raise 'Aggressive' Russian Actions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading to Russia -- his first as the top U.S. diplomat -- for talks with President Vladimir Putin amid persistent tensions between the two countries. The talks will be the highest-level formal discussions held between U.S.

Putschists’ counterrevolution continues full-fledged under the Transitional Military Council in Sudan

. By Mahmoud A. Suleiman. The Impasse of the Sudanese Revolution is a ttributable to the Transitional Military Council’s Delay and deliberate procrastination i n addition to the lack of coordination between the components of the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change (DFC).

Op-Ed

How crop insurance can help farmers recover after extreme weather events. A rape victim should not have to give her statement to a male magistrate. A ritual mouthing of platitudes will no longer be enough. PA can be a valuable tool for managing employees. Cyber-criminals are playing the same old tricks using new channels.
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