Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Dionela had 31 excellent digs as the HD Spikers’ bounced back from ego-busting defeats to league heavyweights Foton and F2 Logistics.Mylene Paat topscored with 28 points as she provided not just scoring muscle but leadership for the HD Spikers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’m happy with the way the team showed composure and fighting spirit,” said the 24-year-old Paat in Filipino after sending the Lifesavers to a 0-3 card. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cignal had to dig deep into its inner resolve to hammer out a 26-24, 17-25, 25-22, 20-25, 17-15 victory over Generika-Ayala Saturday for its second win in four matches in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Alonte Stadium in Biñan, Laguna.“I wanted to help the team get back to winning, that’s why at the start of the match, I said to myself I would dig every ball possible,” said Cignal libero Jheck Dionela in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Dynamic duo View comments
B.C. politicians are heading back to the legislature today and Christy Clark is expected to face tough questions about what her critics call unfulfilled economic goals.The Premier vowed, back in September 2011 that B.C. would be among the countries top two provinces for both job and economic growth by 2015, but according to the Canadian Press, recent Stats Canada data shows B.C. is currently fifth spot among the provinces with job creation stuck at half a per cent.However, while conceding economic progress can be a rough ride in her annual address last Friday to the UBCM convention the Premier painted a more positive economic picture.- Advertisement -Much of it focussed on government leadership, and while again she again was critical of the doom and gloom forecasters, she also made no secret of her dislike, for the fence-sitters, and that took her to the construction of the Site C dam.“But we cannot forget about the importance of vital infrastructure for our province and communities. Right now we have more than $7 billion worth of projects out in the field. That’s bridges, hospitals, transit, schools, things that are happening in all of your communities. B.C. Hydro will be investing $2.4 billion a year every year for the next ten years. That’s dams, transmission lines, it’s distribution, and it’s jobs all over the province. When you consider all of those projects it adds up to 150,000 jobs over ten years from infrastructure. Site C alone is going to create 10,000 of those jobs.I know that there are some of you in this room and outside it that oppose building Site C as much as I passionately support doing it. I understand your position. What I don’t understand is the position of those who say they don’t have the courage to take a position. It is not leadership to say on the biggest infrastructure project in British Columbia’s history you’re just not sure.”Advertisement
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has told talkSPORT the club can only hope to finish third or fourth at best in the Premier League this season.The Gunners snatched a 2-2 draw with Hull at home on Saturday thanks to Danny Welbeck’s injury time equaliser and it means they are already 11 points behind league leaders Chelsea and six behind nearest challengers Manchester City.It is widely believed Jose Mourinho’s and Manuel Pellegrini’s respective sides are battling it out for the title and Parlour is of the same view.“I think Arsenal are fighting for third or fourth place,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“You look at Manchester City and Chelsea and they’re in a different league compared to Arsenal. They’re so far above Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs. I think all these teams are fighting for two places, they’re fighting for third and fourth.“Chelsea grind out results. They’re so clinical in the way they get results and Manchester City stand a great chance, particularly if [Sergio] Aguero can keep playing like that. He was fantastic [against Tottenham], absolutely different class.“Those two teams are far apart from Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs, so that’s what Arsenal are left fighting for.”
It’s entertainment all the way when the Trentagh Fun Day – make that three fun days – takes place over the weekend of August 12th to 14th.Now in its seventh year, the event is not just devoted to fun and games and music but has, to date, helped raise over 30,000 euro for local schools and groups.Proceeds from the forthcoming event will be directed to Rathdonnell National School, Trentagh National School, and the Churchill Community Playgroup – worthy causes all. The 30,700 euro raised to date has all found its way into the local community – a community that has warmly embraced the event from its inception.The Trentagh Fun Day opens on Friday evening, 12th, with a match pairing the married men and the single men. Kick-off at Gartan pitch is 6.p.m. – see if you can spot the difference between the sides!It will be followed by the Damian Crossan Single Darts competition at 9.p.m. and then it’s back outdoors for the first event on Saturday – a 5k fun run or walk commencing at 6.p.m. At 8.p.m., a car treasure hunt should involve a lot of head scratching while there will be a barbecue to whet the hunger and music by M&D Karaoke to test the voices.A whole host of activities have been lined out for Sunday including the Danny Boyle Memorial Clay Pigeon Shoot, a tractor run, a bike race, and the married men once again coming into opposition against their single counterparts, this time in the tug of war.The Cube (Trentagh Style) should provide plenty of more laughs while there will also be a pet show and animal display, tombola table, digger handling and face painting and bouncy castle. Something, as they say, for everyone, young and old.Eddie Gallagher will take to the stage from 3.p.m. to 5.p.m. to provide his own brand of top class music while D.J. Tubsy will supervise the subsequent jiving competition from 6.p.m. through to 8.p.m.There will also be music by Workmates in Joe Harley’s Lounge with a special draw (ticket books costing 5 euro) and loads of prizes to be won.All in the name of fun and entertainment and all providing those much needed proceeds to the schools and the playgroup. And you don’t even have to hail from Trentagh or Rathdonnell to go along and join in!Trentagh Fun Day aims to raise money for local schools and community groups was last modified: August 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charitycommunity groupsFeaturesfundraiserschoolsTrentagh Fun DayWeekend
Weekly NotesThe seniors and reserves both recorded vital home wins against St. Nauls on Saturday evening.The seniors took on St. Nauls on Saturday evening looking to avenge a narrow league defeat in Mouncharles earlier in the year. The lads gained a well deserved victory over the league leaders on a full time scoreline of Naomh Colmcille 2-13 2-6 St. Nauls. A home tie against Carndonagh is scheduled for next Saturday (20th). The reserves achieved a league double over St. Nauls in Newtown on Saturday evening, with victory by the narrowest of margins in a very tight game. Full time score Naomh Colmcille 1-11 1-10 St. Nauls. The win means the reserves are well involved in the quest for league honours. Carndonagh are next up for the reserves on Saturday (20th).The u12s hosted Robert Emmetts in their last fixure of the year on Monday. Both teams were involved in very competitive matches – well done to all the players involved throughout the season.The u16 match got the points from their fixture against Muff as Muff were unable to field. The next match is scheduled for Friday evening at home against Carndonagh. We had a fantastic turnout of over 50 kids for the Naomh Colmcille Cul camp, held in glorious weather last week. The kids were delighted with their new kit and bag. Well done to Sharon for co-ordinating and to Darina, Alison and Ronan for helping throughout.You can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Goto https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow.The Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion is on again this year. Collection bag is now in the clubhouse. Please collect the bottle tops for the club. This year we can collect for balls, equipment, jerseys etc. Thanks.Training and Match ScheduleThe use of mouthguards for all underage players will be compulsory from this year onwards, and for all ages (including seniors) from next year. More details available at http://www.gaa.ie/mouthguards/; and on the club website. Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’sFacebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per weekfor training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guardis needed for training sessions as well as matches.New players most welcome for all teams. Come along to the sessionscheduled below, or contact the team coach/manager (contact details onthe training schedule section of the club website) for details.U8. Training continues Saturday (20th) at 11:00 am (tbc).U10. Training continues Friday 19th July at 6:30 pm sharp for one hour(tbc). Blitz this Saturday (tbc – further details during the week)U13. Training will start in August (date tbc). First match on Saturday7th September.U14. Training – check Facebook / website for updatesU16. Training continues on Monday 15th July at 6:30 pm. See Facebookpage and website for updates during the week.Minors. See Facebook page and website for training updates during the week.Seniors / Reserves. Training on Tuesday (16th) and Thursday (18th) at7 pm sharp. The session will run for 1.5 hours. See Facebook andwebsite during the week for updates.Naomh Colmcille Weekly LottoThis week’s numbers and winners will be included in next week’s notes.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone fortheir continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club theessential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults thechance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE DO DOUBLE OVER ST.NAUL’S was last modified: July 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Naomh Colmcille
Campaigners battling to save the two post offices in Rosguill got a major boost this week when 200 people attended their public meeting in Carrigart on Tuesday night.But as the meeting concluded Deputy Joe McHugh was challenged about supporting next week’s Dail motion for keeping these offices open, the Tirconail Tribune reports.“What way will you be voting: will you be backing us?” asked one of the postmasters in attendance. “No,” said McHugh, “I will be voting against the motion and supporting the Government,” and this comment was met with dismay.The services at Carrigart and Downings along with the three post offices in Fanad at Rossnakill, Cashel and Ballylar are among those in the queue for closure in the next eighteen months.If these closures go ahead the communities in Rosgull and Fanad, in many instances will be forced to travel twelve miles to either Milford or Kerrykeel.But inevitably the Govt TD’s will work hard to have any talk of the closures long-fingered until the elections are over. The political life of the Milford area came out in force and these speakers were in sparkling form at the Carrigart Hotel as they put their shoulders to the wheel backing the public campaign in a highly verbal manner that left no doubt whatever on the floor of the hall that the first shots were being fired in the local elections battle.There was much backing, good intentions and positive vibes on the night as the community initiative moves on to a more political plane of debate. And to this end, as the meeting concluded, a postmistress challenged Deputy Joe McHugh if he would vote in the Dail in support of the Postmasters motion on February 26th. ” No… I will be voting with the government and whatever lobbying I can engage within the party, I can do nothing if outside the party,” said McHugh.The meeting in Carrigart was called after the recent Postmasters Union warning that many of the small rural post office network will disappear unless urgent action is taken to save them.The Carrigart meeting heard public and community concerns about the disappearance of village life in its former format. There are now villages without shops: post offices: bank branches: Garda stations or much else and its as if the greater body politic has passed them by on the way to Leinster House and did not have time to notice the ‘state of chassis’ in the Donegal countryside.It is unlikely many improved services will come to our rural areas that have no public lighting, no footpaths, no sewerage services. There are areas that do not have public water supplies and some have extremely poor roads, the meeting was told.As the politicians made their remarks, a former Garda in Carrigart, Benny Kelly looked on…totally bemused. And when he took the microphone he made a rather telling contribution. He said that perhaps it is time to boycott the local elections because the politicians have failed the electorate.He said that it was unfortunate that the community should have to gather in a meeting to listen to these politicians.“We had a previous government that bankrupted the country and now we have another one doing exactly the same. We have a government in Dublin that couldn’t cares less about us and some day soon, Donegal will be sold off to some Arab,” he added to much acclaim. Donal Cullen and John O’Donnell, both bidding for seats on the Council were also critical of the political failures that have created these kind of problems.The other speakers included, John Sweeney, former postmaster at Carrigart: Tina Loughrey and Joan Ward, Postmasters: Cllrs. Noel McBride: Liam Blaney: Ian McGarvey: Ciaran Brogan and Deputy Joe McHugh. The proceedings were chaired by Joe Cullen.A public petition for the retention of the offices has begun this week and the community will travel to Dublin on February 26th as part of a nationwide protest outside the Dail. There are deep concerns about the future of every rural post office in Donegal says the IPU. There are complaints that all they are getting is lip service from the politicians until the local elections are over: and then the closures will be back on the agenda.The Postmasters Union points to the new departure by An Post to create a different services network outside of the company. This, they say includes services at Tesco stores, Supervalu and Green Apple filling stations. This service is called ‘Post & Pay’ and is having a serious impact on revenue in post offices. It has also emerged that the Social Welfare Contract, which is An Post’s big earner, could disappear within two year, say the postmasters. This contract believed to worth around EURO 50 million to An Post only sees EURO 20 million going into the actual network and now the Dept of Social Welfare is about to seek a reduction in the cost of this contract.At the same time many in receipt of social welfare are using the banks since An Post has not allowed many of it’s smaller offices to process the banking arrangements. An ESRI report has already highlighted the problem of financial exclusion with estimates that there are more than 300,000 households in Ireland without access to a bank account.The Union also warned that any move to remove social welfare payments from the post office network could lead to the immediate closure of 600 of the company’s 1150 branches operated by self-employed postmasters. Such a development would have a catastrophic effect on rural Ireland the Union pointed out. “Not only would post offices disappear but many shops in towns and villages would disappear too,” said general secretary, Brian McGann.While the Dail will debate the post office threats next week, the issue has already come up for debate at the end of January. Deputy Willie Penrose raised the matter with Junior Minister, Fergus O’Dowd and he said: “The programme for Government contains a specific commitment in respect of ensuring the sustainability of the post office network, which is a national and strategic asset.Commitments are easy to write and verbalise and they can easily morph into aspirations. To put flesh on the bones of the commitment to which I refer, there is a need for the Government to produce a comprehensive plan of action in respect of this matter. A whole-of-Government approach will be required in this regard, with each Department being obliged to have an input or make a submission. When this process is complete, the Government would formulate a cohesive plan of action and produce a report within six months or so. This matter cannot be placed on the long finger.A report must be produced, action must be taken and results delivered.All Departments should be obliged to identify new business opportunities they intend to pursue or existing businesses with which they are involved, the services relating to which could easily be provided by means of the post office network,” he added.In fact, said a number of postmasters the current policy of An Post to close post offices is already Government policy and it is not going to be changed. The Irish Postmasters Union has warned its members that the future of post offices is under the most serious threat it has faced in recent years.The Union has pointed to the loss of revenue as a consequence of government failure to honour their commitment as laid down in the programme for Government to retain the network. The commitment says the Union included plans to increase footfall at these offices but the opposite has happened. An Post has completed the installation of post boxes outside of offices amid complaints that this decision has reduced drastically the numbers of people using the network to purchase stamps and other services that are available in the post office.A spokeswoman for the Union told the Tribune: “Following the awarding of the welfare contract, An Post has tabled a proposal to reduce the rate paid for unemployment. This reduction, amounting to €4.6 million could result in the loss of up to 10% of their postmasters income.”The Postmasters Union has secured an agreement with Deputies Seamus Healy and John Halligan to put down a private member’s motion in the Dail to be debated on next Tuesday and Wednesday. Large numbers from around the country are expected to be outside Leinster House to lend their support to the campaign. However that motion will be hammered with support coming only from FF: SF and a number of Independent TD’s.ROSGUILL DELIVERS STRONG MESSAGE TO GOVT OVER FUTURE OF POST OFFICES was last modified: February 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Carrigartpost officesRosquill
Vocational training gives people options other than studying at a university. Increased efforts from the government in this sector could help to empower people with skills development and contribute positively to employment rates. Vocational training could help South Africa to reach its goals, as outlined in the National Development Plan, to reduce unemployment. (Photo: Brand South Africa)• The National Development Plan• South Africa gets a mixed reaction in Africa• Anzisha Prize offers a million to African entrepreneurs• Social assistance & your taxes: how many people do you support? • How much do you know about the ocean? Compiled by Priya Pitamber A survey of South African chief executive officers found that 36% were extremely concerned about the availability of key skills, compared to a global average of 17%, stated a recent report on vocational education and training in four countries: South Africa, the UK, India and the USA.The report, from the global skills development company, City and Guilds Group, highlighted how vocational education and training (VET) could have a substantial influence on global economies.Vocational training is generally for a career in the technical or practical fields and includes a diverse range of careers, such as carpentry, plumbing, and beauty therapy. VET could significantly benefit individuals and businesses, but it was not getting the traction and recognition it needed to attract a large number of students, the report found.In South Africa in particular, VET could help the country to reach its National Development goal of decent employment, as well as help to develop the skills necessary to create a capable workforce to support inclusive growth.“The report indicates that vocational education can help to fill skills gaps, boost productivity, enhance industries and increase employment – all of which have a significant impact on individuals, businesses and the economy as a whole,” said Mike Dawe, the director of international at the City and Guilds Group.See more about vocational training here:“However, there is an ongoing challenge in South Africa, where vocational institutions and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges find it difficult to attract large numbers of students,” Dawe noted. “People still see university study as the first prize and vocational options as second-choice at best – or they don’t even know what vocational options are out there.”The report also acknowledged the progress South Africa had made, however. The country has one of the highest rates of public investment in education in the world. According to Brand South Africa, approximately 7% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 20% of total state expenditure is spent on education.Apart from the more than R640-billion that would be allocated to basic education over the next three years, in his budget delivered on 25 February 2015, then Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said that allocations to post-school education and training would exceed R195-billion over the medium term, increasing at an annual average of 7.1%.“University operating subsidies will amount to R72.4-billion. Transfers to universities for infrastructure of R10.5-billion are proposed, including R3.2-billion for the new universities of Mpumalanga and Sol Plaatje.“We are mindful of the pressures on student financing at our higher education institutions. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is projected to spend R11.9-billion in 2017/18, up from R9.2-billion in 2014/15. This will support a further increase in university enrolments and in technical and vocational colleges.“Progress in the quality of post-school education programmes is clearly critical. Under (Higher Education) Minister (Blade) Nzimande’s direction, the 21 sector education and training authorities and the National Skills Fund will continue to provide work placements for students and graduates.“Raising the number of trainees who qualify as artisans is a special priority. Options for improving the skills funding system will be reviewed in the period ahead,” Nene said in his budget.In an effort to increase VET, the South African government also plans to increase workplace training, starting with government agencies and departments who will be encouraged to offer workplace training for vocational students. VET can help South Africa to reduce unemployment figures. Click on the image for a larger view. (Image: Supplied) “Even though there is a lack of data proving the benefits of vocational education in many contexts around the world, national governments have realised the significant role vocational education and training plays in their countries’ futures,” added Dawe.“The commitment from the government is encouraging and South Africa has a huge opportunity ahead of it.”Click here to read the full report.
Related Posts 8 Unusual Ideas for a Dentistry Business FDA Extends Collaboration on Living Heart Proje… Jiyo, a new comprehensive digital platform introduced by Dr. Deepak Chopra to discuss holistic approaches to health and well-being, just launched its “Smart Cities-Internet of Well-being” program in partnership with Aspen City of Well-being, a non-profit organization whose focus is measuring, prioritizing and improving the overall health of community members in Aspen.Jiyo’s localized platform will provide city residents with valuable information and events that can improve their health and well-being, through the use of digital technologies. The platform will also give insights, support and analytics to cities, with the purpose being to improve standards of living.See Also: Samsung and Nestle collaborate on new health platform“Our goal is to create a critical mass of global well-being so we can move towards a more peaceful, just, sustainable, healthy, and joyful world. Jiyo’s partnership with Aspen City of Well-being gives us the opportunity to create metrics that will impact how we develop well-being communities worldwide,” explains Dr. Chopra.Through the smart cities platform, cities like Aspen will be provided with many useful tools, such as secure portals offering personalized information and integration with current city infrastructure, a Jiyo Well-being Index that monitors community members’ engagement, health and wellness assessments and a real-time dashboard that provides cities with critical information regarding citizen participation and analytics.Jiyo platform assists across many health aspectsSince its launch this summer, Jiyo’s platform has produced a global ecosystem of top global content and service providers to give users contextual services, insights and analytics. Jiyo is intended to be a companion to allow for personal transformation, with a focus on five subjects of wellness that include nutrition, personal growth, exercise, sleep, and relationships.“It is our heartfelt intention to improve wellbeing in Aspen, the Roaring Fork Valley, beyond,” says Gina Murdock, founder of Aspen City of Well-being. “We know what gets measured gets managed, and we have to prove to some extent what we already know. Exercise, meditation, breathing, healthy eating and emotions, community and purposeful work all contribute to wellbeing. Partnering with Jiyo helps us connect and engage and truly be the change we wish to see.” Amanda Razani Tags:#Aspen City of Wellbeing#health#Internet of Things#IoT#Jiyo#Smart Cities How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…
VLE Session # 1: Rethinking! Creating New Strategies to Build Trust and CredibilityJoin the MFLN Military Caregiving team as we reimagine our skills as helping professionals and working with military families in this three-part Virtual Learning Event (VLE) beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 28.In Session One of the VLE entitled, Rethinking! Creating New Strategies to Build Trust and Credibility, we will examine strategies for helping professionals in promoting collaborative work with families. The focus will be on the role of the service provider in helping families manage expectations while accessing necessary services. You will learn strategies for communicating with clientele, how to connect families with services and access additional expertise to address identified family needs.The VLE is centered on the theme of reenergizing and rejuvenating your work environment. This FREE web-based learning opportunity is open to the public and will be similar to a professional conference – no travel involved! Registration is required.As I mentioned, this is only Session One of a three-part VLE series. To learn more about this VLE and the other sessions to follow, click on 2015 MFLN Military Caregiving VLE.CEU Credit Available!The MFLN has applied for 1.5 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continuing education credit for credentialed participants. Certificates of Completion will also be available for training hours as well. For more information on CEU credits go to: NASW Continuing Education Instructions.Interested in Joining the VLE?Go to Rethinking! Creating New Strategies to Build Trust and Credibility, the day of the event to join. The event is hosted by the Department of Defense Collaboration System (DCS), but is open to the public. It is strongly suggested that when using the DCS system that you open the webinar on Google Chrome for both PC and MAC connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox are not compatible with this DCS platform.For those of you who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on October 16, 2015.
The Balangir district administration has ordered an inquiry into an MLA directing a government official to do sit-ups in public as punishment for alleged poor quality of road work in Belpada block of the district.The MLA in question is Saroj Meher, elected for the first time on BJD ticket from Patnagarh Assembly constituency in western Odisha.In a video clip, Mr. Meher is reportedly seen asking the junior engineer (JE) to do sit-ups in presence of some people.The JE shows reluctance to do sit-ups but buckles under pressure. He also reportedly begs for pardon.