iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A man has died after he “was bitten by what is believed to be a shark” in the waters of a Cape Cod beach Saturday, the Wellfleet Police Department said.The incident happened about noon when the man was swimming at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, police said.He was pulled from the water, given first-aid and taken to Cape Cod Hospital, where he died, police said. ”The man suffered “injuries to his lower extremities,” an off-duty lifeguard told The Cape Cod Times.The victim’s name was not released but police said he was a man in his mid-20s.The local police department is working with the National Park Service and the state police to investigate.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
LocalNews DOMINICA TO JOIN OTHER OECS COUNTRIES IN DEVELOPING A DECENT WORK COUNTRY PROGRAMME by: – March 4, 2011 Share Tweet 35 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Representatives of government agencies, the employer’s federation and trade unions have begun work on putting together a decent work country programme for Dominica. A team of officials from the international labour organisation (ILO) is currently in Dominica providing technical support towards that effort.In moving forward with the implementation of this programme the first session of a two day workshop took place at the public service union building on Wednesday. Director of the Caribbean ILO office based in Trinidad Dr. Ana Theresa Romero in speaking to GIS news said the decent work agenda has four overarching priorities which were selected by the constituents of the O.E.C.S region. These priorities include creating jobs, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and promoting social dialogue.“The first has to do with the review and the updating of national labour laws. You may have pieces of legislation that have been on the books for quite some time. The labour market situation has changed and if you need to bring these into line with international labour standards and CARICOM model laws, then through this process, we will identify which pieces of legislation require revision and updating. ILO will provide technical advice and support for carrying this out.The second area has to do with strengthening the labour market information system. This is to enable employers as well as workers and certainly the Government to know where you have a demand for certain types of skills, certain types of expertise and skills so that when one is doing planning whether it is for training or entering into a business or for attracting foreign investment, you will have an idea of the kind of skill sets that you need and where in the labour market one will be able to access some of these resources.The third area has to do with finding the appropriate work place responses for dealing with HIV and AIDS. That has to do with the use of the workplace as an entry point for reaching people with the message with respect to prevention, core support and most importantly, avoiding stigma and discrimination against persons based on real or perceived ideas that they may have HIV.”The fourth area will deal with strengthening the capacity of the labour ministry and workers to ensure that workers can engage in meaningful dialogue on economic and social issues.Dr. Romero says those four areas are not unique to Dominica but will be adopted by all O.E.C.S member territories.Dominica is the last of the O.E.C.S countries to embark on such a program. It is a very important venture and this is something that is taking place throughout the region. Most of the CARICOM countries are already on board. We are now doing this workshop today to develop a Country Work Programme which will provide guidelines and recommendations. We will identify priority areas where we need to review and make recommendations to Government for certain legislative amendments and identify new areas where we can all work with one common objective; that is, enabling the correct environment for the creation of employment, the protection of the workers’ rights at work, to strengthen social protection and to promote social dialogue. This is extremely important for us for industrial relations in Dominica, not only for the dignity of man but for the stability of the family and for economic and social development. It is absolutely important.”The decent work programme agenda has received worldwide support as a developmental tool to achieve social justice and economic progress. Share
“I rate the current Spurs team very highly. “I think we’ve got a young and ambitious manager who’s great and is going to do well for the club. “I think we’ve got a great group of players at a good age where they’re improving all the time and reaching their peak.” A top-four finish, and ultimately Champions League qualification, remains the target for Villas-Boas this season although back-to-back league defeats have dented a push for second place. King feels reaching Europe’s elite club competition has to remain the club’s bread and butter for the coming years after last turning out in the Champions League under Harry Redknapp in the 2010/11 campaign. “Hopefully this season we will finish in the Champions League places and then keep doing that,” King added. “It’s a big club and you’ve got to make sure it’s not just a one-off, you’ve got to keep doing it. Press Association Former Tottenham defender Ledley King believes the club can challenge for the Barclays Premier League title within the next two years. King was forced to retire at the end of last season due to a persistent knee problem and has since taken on an ambassadorial role at the club. The 32-year-old, the recipient of 21 England caps, won the League Cup during his time at White Hart Lane but reckons Andre Villas-Boas’ current crop can develop into title-winners. “The way the team are progressing at the minute, hopefully in the next year or two they will be really challenging for the Premier League.” King told the BBC.