Research Ship Handed Over to Mexico’s Fisheries …

first_imgzoom The Armón Vigo shipyard has delivered to the Mexico’s National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) a fishing and oceanographic research ship.The vessel was commissioned to explore the waters of Mexico’s Pacific coast, and according to an official press release from the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA in its Spanish acronym), “hopefully its work will make it possible to start fishing new species of commercial interest that live at depths of up to 2,000 m in the exclusive economic zone.”Based in the Port of Mazatlán in the state of Sinaloa, the ship will operate in its first phase in the northern Pacific coast where there are signs of the presence of black cod, crabs, shrimp and deep sea squid.SENER supervised the engineering project for the ship, carried out its building inspection and provided INAPESCA with technical assistance for all matters related to the project and the construction of the ship.Among the main characteristics of the oceanographic vessel – which will have to spend extended periods on the high seas – are the 59 m length and its capacity to carry up to 20 scientific researchers and staff, in addition to the crew.The ship has seven geological/hydro-acoustic laboratories for biological/fishing research and a meteorology station, together with holds with freezer tunnels for storing and preserving species.It is equipped with the latest technology for locating and evaluating fishing resources in depths greater than 1,000 m. It can reach a speed of 13 knots and can remain at sea autonomously for 40 days. Furthermore, the vessel has dynamic positioning system.Press Release, May 8, 2014; Image: SENERlast_img read more

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Dutch Prosecutor Charges Seatrade for Beaching Ships

first_imgzoom The Dutch Public Prosecution Service has brought criminal charges against Groningen-based owner Seatrade for having sold vessels to scrap yards in countries with poor working conditions and substandard environmental practices.This is the first time in Europe that criminal charges were raised against a shipowner for beaching vessels.According to the prosecution office, the Seatrade Group is facing fines of up to EUR 2.35 million (around USD 2.9 million) for breaking up ships on beaches in Bangladesh, India and Turkey in violation of the European Waste Shipment Regulations.In addition, the Dutch Public Prosecutor calls for confiscation of the profits Seatrade made on the illegal sale of four ships, those being Spring Panda, Spring Bob, Spring Bear and Spring Deli.A six-month prison sentence for three of Seatrade’s top executives is also being requested.All four vessels departed on their last voyage to the breaking yards from the ports of Rotterdam and Hamburg in the spring of 2012.Ships sailing to their final destination on their own contain large quantities of hazardous substances such as bunker oil, lubricating oil, PCBs and asbestos.Since the ships in question are refrigerated vessels, they also contain HCFCs.As these hazardous substances were not removed from the ships their sale to India, Bangladesh and Turkey was illegal, the prosecution office said.The two 1984-built reefers, Spring Bear and Spring Bob ended up at Indian and Bangladeshi breakers respectively.The 1984-built Spring Panda and Spring Deli were demolished at shipyards in Turkey.Breaking yards in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India are notorious for their dangerous working conditions, especially with respect to the removal of hazardous waste as these yards don’t have the required facilities, meaning that chemical waste, including asbestos, is often dumped at the site.Seatrade sold the ships via the company Baltic Union Shipbrokers to cash-buyer GMS, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said.However, it has later been determined that another cash buyer was behind the purchase, as GMS vehemently opposed the allegations.According to the prosecutor, Seatrade opted for using a cash buyer, rather than recycling the ships in a safe and clean manner, for purely financial reasons.Seatrade knowingly sold the vessels for dirty and dangerous breaking in order to maximize profits which further aggravates the charge, the prosecutor claimed.“Despite ongoing criminal investigations, Seatrade sold two more ships – the Sina and Ellan – for dirty and dangerous breaking on the beach in Alang, India, in August 2017,”  Ingvild Jenssen, Founder and Director of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, said.“This case adds itself to the growing demand, including from investors and major shipping banks, for better ship recycling practices.”Authorities in Norway, Belgium, and the UK will be paying close attention to the verdict of the case. Similar cases are currently being investigated there, involving shipping companies such as Maersk and CMB, as well as the world’s largest cash-buyers GMS and Wirana, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said.The case is being heard in a Rotterdam Court this week.last_img read more

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PM Imran Khan orders roll back of roti naan prices across Pakistan

first_imgIslamabad: The cash-strapped government of Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to roll back the prices of naan and roti across Pakistan, media reports said on Wednesday, amid the public discontent against rising prices of essential commodities. Pakistan is facing a serious economic crisis with short supplies of foreign currency reserves and stagnating growth. The International Monetrary Fund this month approved a USD 6 billion loan over a period of three years for Pakistan to allow the country to return to sustainable growth and improve the living standards of the people. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAs Pakistan has initiated steps to implement tough economic reforms, the prices of petrol, gas and other essential food items have increased, hitting the common man. Currently, naan is selling at Rs 12 to Rs 15 in different cities of Pakistan. However, before an increase in the gas tariff and rates of wheat flour, naan price ranged between Rs 8 and Rs 10. Similarly, roti is available at Rs 10 to Rs 12 while its previous rate was Rs 7 to Rs 8, the Dawn report said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsTaking note of the public discontent, the federal Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Khan decided on Tuesday to bring down prices of naan and roti to their previous rates throughout the country, the reports said. Khan, taking stock of the increasing prices of naan and roti, decided to take immediate steps to revert them to their original rates, said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan. She said besides the Cabinet meeting the prime minister also presided over a meeting on gas tariff and rates of naan and roti. She said the prime minister also called a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Wednesday. The meeting is aimed at reducing the gas tariff, especially for Tandoorwalas, and cutting the price of Atta (wheat flour) and duties on it. The IMF forecasts Pakistan’s economic growth will slow to 2.9 per cent this fiscal year from 5.2 per cent in 2018. In February, the State Bank of Pakistan, the country’s central bank had only USD 8 billion bn left in foreign reserves.last_img read more

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Lyft heads for initial public offering

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Lyft is readying for an initial public offering of shares as it pushes toward becoming a publicly traded company.The San Francisco ride-sharing service said Thursday that it confidentially submitted a draft registration statement for the proposed IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The company was valued at just over $15 billion earlier this year.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Walgreens expands prescription delivery program nationwide

first_imgWalgreens is joining drugstore competitor CVS Health in expanding home deliveries for prescriptions nationwide, as stores continue adjusting to a retail world made more customer-friendly by online competition.Walgreens said Thursday it will partner with FedEx to deliver prescriptions as soon as the next day for a $4.99 fee, and it also is providing same-day deliveries in several cities. The Deerfield, Illinois, company started offering deliveries in several markets last October.CVS Health Corp. announced similar nationwide prescription deliveries last June.Retailers have been breaking out more customer-friendly services in recent years to hold Amazon.com at bay. The online retailer offers members same-day deliveries of goods typically sold in drugstores in some places.Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and CVS Health both run more than 9,000 U.S. locations.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Six Moroccan Women Victims of Human Trafficking in a Gulf Country

Rabat – Six Moroccan women have denounced the inhumane conditions they were subjected to in a Gulf country after being victims of human trafficking.The six women, whose names are not identified, were able to escape their captors and reach the Moroccan Consulate in the Golf country, which also remains unnamed, according to Moroccan daily newspaper Al Akhbar.The Moroccan women had allegedly searched for a better life in the Gulf nation, where they had supposedly received a job offer and subsequently secured a three-month contract as domestic workers. However, to their surprise, when they arrived in their new workplace, nothing turned out to be what they thought. The ‘woman’ with whom they negotiated their position as domestic employees reportedly lied to them and sold them like merchandise to their “jailers” who abused them physically and mentally.What could have been a new life for these Moroccan women, quickly turned into a “living hell” becoming victims of human trafficking.According to Al Akhabar, the women were “imprisoned, humiliated and tortured” by their attackers for over a month. They were also stripped of all forms of personal or business documents that could prove their identity and country of origin.Deprived of contact to the outside world, these Moroccan victims were unable to denounce the abuse they were suffering until they finally escaped in search for refuge. They reached the Moroccan consulate but were unable to stay when local police arrived and took them to a shelter for domestic workers where they still remain.At the time of writing, no further information on the victims or their attackers has been released, except that one of the women is 50 years old, reported by her own son to Al Akhabar. read more

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Noting peaceful Zimbabwe poll Annan calls for constructive dialogue by all parties

Through his spokesman, Mr. Annan expressed concern “that the electoral process has not countered the sense of disadvantage felt by opposition political parties who consider the conditions were unfair,” and he called on all sides to engage in constructive dialogue in the period ahead.He also called on the Government to take the “responsibility now to build a climate of confidence that will be essential for national unity and economic recovery in Zimbabwe.”

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SinoForest says 72 per cent of noteholders support its restructuring plan

by News Staff Posted Jun 8, 2012 11:25 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Troubled Chinese forestry company Sino-Forest Corp. (TSX:TRE) said Friday that holders of about 72 per cent of its outstanding notes have agreed support a restructuring at the company.Sino-Forest said the support follows a deal with an ad hoc committee of noteholders in March to support “either a sale of the company to a third party or a restructuring under which the noteholders would acquire substantially all of the assets of the company.”Once the most valuable forestry company on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Sino-Forest was accused of fraud last year by short seller Muddy Waters Research.Sino-Forest and several former executives have since also been accused of lying to investors and attempting to mislead investigators by the Ontario Securities Commission.The case has also been referred to the RCMP for investigation.The company filed for court protection from creditors earlier this year and put itself up for sale, saying that if it doesn’t receive a suitable takeover offer it will implement a restructuring plan under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.Since then, Sino-Forest has been working to gain support from its noteholders.On Friday, the company said noteholders holding at least two-thirds of the principal amount of each of Sino-Forest’s four series of notes have now agreed to support a restructuring.Sino-Forest owns and manages tree plantations as well as manufacturing operations in China.The company has been accused of overstating its assets and revenue as well as misleading investors as to the relationship between Sino-Forest, founder and former chief executive Allen Chan and Greenheart, a publicly traded company listed in Hong Kong.The regulator also alleged Chan secretly controlled companies that received more than $22 million when Sino-Forest bought a controlling interest in Greenheart, which has forest concessions in Suriname.Chan resigned as chief executive of Sino-Forest in August after the OSC first began its investigation, but remained founding chairman emeritus until he resigned from the company in April.Sino-Forest filed a report by its own independent committee earlier this year into the allegations by Muddy Waters, but fell short of bringing investors any closer to seeing a return on their investment in the company.Its shares have been delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange. Sino-Forest says 72 per cent of noteholders support its restructuring plan read more

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UN rights body adopts landmark text on women and conflict

States that have ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women are obliged to uphold women’s rights when they are involved in fighting, and when they are providing peacekeeping troops or donor assistance for conflict prevention, humanitarian aid or post-conflict reconstruction, according to the document.General Recommendation No. 30, adopted last week by the Geneva-based Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), says States parties should also exercise due diligence in ensuring that non-State actors, such as armed groups and private security contractors, be held accountable for crimes against women. “This document is comprehensive. It includes recognition of women’s central role in preventing conflict and in rebuilding devastated countries,” said Nicole Ameline, the Chairperson of the 23-member Committee.“Women’s experiences are regularly dismissed as irrelevant for predicting conflict, and women’s participation in conflict prevention has historically been low,” Ms. Ameline said. “But in reality, there is for example a strong correlation between an increase in gender-based violence and the outbreak of conflict.”The General Recommendation, drafted over a three-year period, spells out States’ obligations under the Convention, including due diligence obligations to prevent, investigate, punish and ensure redress for crimes against women by non-State actors. “No longer is it enough to say that such acts are outside the scope of State responsibility of the Convention,” Ms. Ameline stressed. CEDAW adopted the recommendation on 18 October, the same day the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2122, which stresses the importance of women’s involvement in conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building. Often described as an ‘international bill of rights for women’, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination. read more

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New research plan in the works for Brock

Gary Libben, Vice-President of Research, is working with Brock faculty and researchers to update the University’s research plan. Brock is building its reputation as a university known for a culture of research leadership.To help, Gary Libben, Vice-President of Research, is co-ordinating the development of 2020 Vision: The Brock 2013 Research Plan. It’s the latest edition of the University’s  research plan, a guide for advancing research at Brock until 2020 and measuring the milestones the institution reaches.“Basically, our goal is to develop a document, about 20-plus pages, of something that specifies where we are, where we’re going, how to get there and how to know we’ve made progress,” Libben said.Libben has spent the past few months at town halls and in meetings with administrators and researchers in different faculties to hear their visions for advancing the culture of research leadership, and how the University can effectively support and promote creativity, scholarship, discovery, and invention.Kevin Kee and Joffre Mercier, Brock’s new Associate Vice-Presidents of Research, are also helping with the consultations.“We have an engaged research community that wants to create new opportunities,” Libben said. “The Brock 2013 Research Plan will capture the goals of the community and lay out a path toward their achievement.”Although the latest incarnation of the plan will have a shelf-life of more than six years, Libben is interested mostly in what can be done by 2016 to secure Brock’s stake among research institutions.“In reality, we’re not expecting to keep this until 2020. We’re having a vision for seven years out but in reality, you want to look at this plan every two years,” he said.The new plan is particularly important given Brock’s transition to a comprehensive institution since the last strategic research plan was written in 2008. It’s a move that was recently recognized by Maclean’s in the magazine’s annual university rankings.“We’re clearly in a different game,” Libben said. “We’ve moved into the comprehensive university category, for which the core mandate is to create new knowledge. We do this through teaching and by working together with students to create the insights and research breakthroughs that make a difference in Niagara and around the world.”Another notable change since 2008 is the “culture of what can be done” at Brock, he added.“I think the building across the walk has a lot to do with it,” Libben said, motioning toward the new Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex from his office in Mackenzie Chown. “I’m sure a lot of people said, that’s crazy, it’s not going happen. But it did happen. And the result is extraordinary.”Transdisciplinarity has also become a focus, with researchers from different departments and faculties working together on projects. That approach to research is a “game changer,” Libben noted.“What we have to think about is configurations that allow us to interact in the best way possible. Transdisciplinarity is really in the centre of where we think we need to be going,” he said.A key feature of the strategic research plan is measuring Brock’s success in becoming a research-intensive institution. The publishing of research and funding are obvious measures, Libben noted, but there are others and they aren’t as easy to quantify, including impact on the community.Libben hopes to draft the plan this summer. In the meantime, he’ll continue to seek input from the university community to ensure the final result best represents Brock. read more

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THW Kiel remains the richest club in the new season

budgetbundesliga budgetsdkb bundesligaFlensburgmindenneuhausenTHW Kiel THW Kiel, the Bundesliga and Champions League winner last season, as well as this year’s German Super Cup are the one that will have the highest budget in the new season, remains unchanged at 9,5 million. HSV Hamburg keep the second place but had to lower the budget and from 9 million go down to 8,1. Third are SG Flensburg-Handewitt which see rise of 0,7 and have 5,7 million. Bottom is newcomer TV Neuhausen/Erms with only 0,8 million budget, not even reaching the 1 million.Club                                                Budget                Previous YearTHW Kiel                                        9,5                     9,5HSV Hamburg                              8,1                     9,0SG Flensburg-Handewitt         5,7                     5,0*Rhein-Neckar Löwen                5,2*                    7,5*Füchse Berlin                               5,2*                    4,7*Frisch Auf Göppingen              5,0                     4,5TBV Lemgo                                   4,2*                    4,5*SC Magdeburg                              4,2                     4,0VfL Gummersbach                    3,7*                    4,0TV Großwallstadt                      3,3                     3,3TuS N-Lübbecke                        3,0*                    2,3*HSG Wetzlar                                 3,0                     3,0TSV GWD Minden                      3,0                 (Promoted)MT Melsungen                            2,5                     3,5HBW Balingen-Weilstetten    2,5                     2,0TSV Hannover-Burgdorf        2,3                     2,1TUSEM Essen                              1,7                 (Promoted)TV Neuhausen/Erms               0,8                 (Promoted)Total                                               72,9                   73,65source: handball-world.com ← Previous Story TRANSFER BOMB: Ivano Balic joins BM Atletico Madrid! Next Story → Tunisian trio leaves the national team read more

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Draco Malfoy is a consequence of time travel on The Flash

first_img Barry Allen is still dealing with the fallout from Flashpoint, and it expands beyond Central City. We have our first Arrowverse crossover of the season, as Barry rushes to Starling City to talk things out with Felicity. It appears Eobard Thawne changed a lot more than Iris’s relationship with her father. After stopping a jewelry thief, he returns to S.T.A.R. Labs to find everyone in a funk. His attempts at being friendly are taken as cruel jokes and he also finds out that both times he’s kissed Iris have been erased from existence.Investigating further, Barry learns that Iris never forgave her dad for not telling her her mom was still alive, and that Cisco’s brother was killed by a drunk driver. Oh, and over in Starling City, Diggle now has a son instead of a daughter. Jeez, Flash, what else did you do to the Arrowverse? It’s probably your fault Kara and James aren’t together on Supergirl too, isn’t it? There is one change that, while not Barry’s favorite, is a great improvement on the old timeline. This reality has Tom Felton in it. Felton plays Julian Dorn, a fellow CSI investigating husks left behind by metahumans. He and Barry have apparently shared an office for a year, and they really don’t get along.This episode features the most awkward family dinner ever. (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Barry tries to fix things among his friends by inviting everyone over to dinner at Joe’s house. It does not go well, but he does learn that Cisco is mad at him for not going back in time to save his brother. The dinner is cut short when Cisco detects a metahuman running around the city. It turns out to be Edward Clariss, who’s been given his powers back by Dr. Alchemy and knows all about the alternate timeline.Barry tries to go back in time and fix everything, but he stopped in 1998 by the Jay Garrick Flash, who’s been keeping an eye on him. Jay tells Barry there are consequences to time travel. That no matter what Barry does, his world will never be the same again. Convinced to live with his mistakes and move on, he goes back to the present and tells his friends everything. He even brings back the Back to the Future Part II graph to do it. While everyone is initially hesitant to process all the new information, Iris manages to forgive her dad and convince everyone else to move on together.Barry tracks down The Rival with the begrudging help of his partner, Julian. He runs to the location Clariss was killed, only to meet Alchemy. Alchemy reveals he’s given Clariss his powers back to “prepare this world.” Whatever that means. The Rival ambushes him and comes very close to killing him. Fortunately, Cisco was tracking Barry’s location and, as Vibe, saves Barry saying, “Stay away from my friend.”Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) saves The Flash (Photo: Screenshot via CW)Things back to mostly-normal, the team resolves to find out more about Alchemy and Cisco says that maybe someday he and the Flash will fight alongside each other. After Barry leaves, Caitlin reveals that she’s developing some metahuman abilities herself. As the episode ends, Barry and Iris finally share a kiss that doesn’t get erased from time, and Alchemy seemingly kills Clariss for his failure.The sole purpose of this episode was to get things back on track. Not only did it accomplish that, but it managed to tell a great consolidated superhero story. We learned more about this new timeline Barry’s stuck in and we see the entire team come together to make the best of it. Jay Garrick’s appearance also provided a satisfying explanation as to why Barry can’t just keep going back in time to solve everything. Now that the show has established a new normal for this season, it’ll be exciting to see where they go from here. Dr. Alchemy can give people powers, so it looks like we won’t be wanting for new classic supervillains. Stay on target Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis last_img read more

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Honoring service and sacrifices of Americas veterans at Mount Soledad

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMOUNT SOLEDAD (KUSI) — San Diego County’s most well-known monument to those who have served as the setting for one of the largest local observances of Memorial Day.A crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered Monday at the foot of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial to show their appreciation for the generations of men and women who put country above self.For Cindy Turner, the day brought back memories of her dad, who turned his back on a promising career as a professional baseball player.Instead of accepting a shot to play for the Chicago Cubs, her father, Robert Mayo joined the Army after the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War Two.  We found Cindy looking at her father’s plaque which was purchased as a Father’s Day gift after he died.There are so many stories told by the plaques on the memorial’s walls — nearly 5,000 of them.These are the stories of the Americans who fell in battle, but also those who risked their lives and survived.The cross on Mt. Soledad has its own story to tell.Surviving 25 years of legal challenges, the memorial was saved for perpetuity, when the land on which the cross and memorial stand was finally sold to the private non-profit association that operates the memorial. The Mt. Soledad site is the only one in the nation that honors all veterans from all wars, including the living.The ceremony honored Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant who became the nation’s 18th president.He was the first military leader to preside over what was called “Decoration Day,” when flowers were strewn over the graves of fallen Union and Confederate soldiers.The observance of “Decoration Day” was a precursor to the contemporary holiday which Americans know as Memorial Day. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, Honoring service and sacrifices of America’s veterans at Mount Soledad Sasha Foo center_img May 28, 2018 Posted: May 28, 2018 Updated: 10:26 PMlast_img read more

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VIDEO WCTV Interviews WHS Fall Sports Captains

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television recently caught up with the captains of each WHS Fall Varsity Sports Team.  The captains provided their outlook on the upcoming season. Watch the interviews below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/d/d/c/7/a/3/ddc7a3d4-8ad9-475a-8bbe-db54d1b150c61535722547.173%2B40505246.216%40castus4-wilmington%2B15357230191535722734378168.vod.720p.Wildcat%20Sports-%20Fall%202018%20Player%20Interviews.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WCTV Looking For Camera Operators & Commentators For WHS Fall SportsIn “Community”VIDEO: WCTV Interviews WHS Spring Sports CaptainsIn “Videos”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”last_img read more

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Arjun Kapoor finally opens up about marrying Malaika Arora

first_imgArjun Kapoor, Malaika AroraVarinder ChawlaThere’s no secret that Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora have been seeing each other for quite a while now. The speculations about their impending marriage has been doing the rounds of the industry and it is being said that the lovebirds will be tying the knot in April according to Christian rituals. While Malaika has laughed it off the question about her marriage, Arjun has now spilled some beans on marrying his ladylove.When Arjun was recently asked if he is going to get married to Malaika soon, he told IANS, “When there is something to talk about, you will all know.”Arjun and Malaika are currently one of the most talked about couples in the industry. They are often spotted together during their romantic outings and unlike old times, the couple has been quite welcoming towards paparazzi who never miss a chance to capture their private moments into the camera lenses.When Arjun was asked if he finds it stifling that he is constantly under watch, he said, “Not really… It is a very small price to pay. At the end of the day, for what I have gained out of being an actor, somebody who is known across the country and the world, it’s a small price. And people like to know how we are. They like to be surprised how normal we are, they like to know our idiosyncrasies. It doesn’t really bother me.”A few days ago, Malaika had opened up about her divorce with Arbaaz Khan and said that she was glad that she took the decision on her own.”Everyone wants to be in love again, to be in a relationship. Nobody wants to be alone and single for the rest of their life. Irrespective of what everyone said around me, I am glad that I made this choice on my own,” Malaika had said on Anupama Chopra’s web show.Well, going by Arjun and Malaika’s statements, it looks like the couple is all ready to make their relationship official soon.last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday August 3

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uOn the eve of the Baltimore CeaseFire (August 4-6), which has garnered international attention,  we conclude our series of conversations on violence and homicide, focused on solutions, with two of the movement’s organizers, Erricka Bridgeford and Ellen Gee.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

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Elegy to the nomadic Tibetan life

first_imgTransforming every last sunday of the month into a treat for film buffs, the ongoing series of the best and rarest films from the first edition of Dharamsala Film Festival brings you Summer Pasture-a riveting snapshot of the diminishing nomadic community of Tibetan herders. It is a critically acclaimed feature length documentary by filmmakers Lynn True, Nelson Walker, and Tsering Perlo.Termed as ‘a consistently compelling portrayal of Tibetan hinterland’ by New York Times critic Stephen Holden, it was filmed during the summer of 2007. The film offers a rare opportunity to see the lives of a highly insular community in ransition. It was awarded the Best Feature Length Film award at the 2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival.last_img read more

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Bali will shut off mobile internet for a religious holiday

first_imgBali’s mobile internet will be off for 24 hours.Image: Rio Helmi/LightRocket via Getty ImagesBy Johnny Lieu2018-03-14 03:59:02 UTC Each year, the entire island of Bali in Indonesia goes completely quiet for Nyepi, otherwise known as the “Day of Slience.”The island’s only airport is shut, as people keep off beaches and streets, keeping lights and noise to a minimum on a day intended for self-reflection.This Saturday, the quiet will extend to internet on mobile devices. The Bali head of Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications, Nyoman Sujaya, confirmed that data will be off for 24 hours following an agreement with telecommunications companies, according to AP.Internet access related to hospitals, security, the digital economy, and cyber crime will be unaffected, according to Berita Satu. The shut off will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, and finish at the same time on Sunday. It’s reportedly the first time the internet has been shut off the for the holiday, although religious and government leaders made the same request last year.“Let’s rest a day, free from the internet to feel the calm of the mind,” head of the Indonesian Hinduism Society in Denpasar, Gusti Ngurah Sudiana, said.While mostly a Hindu holiday, the Day of Silence also applies to non-Hindus and tourists, the latter of which especially will have to refrain from their selfie-taking for one day.[embedded content]last_img read more

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first_imgNews | April 22, 2011 Prices Continue to Rise on Medical, Dental X-Ray Film Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Related Content Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 12, 2019 Utah Valley Hospital Purchases Nine Carestream Imaging Systems Utah Valley Hospital (Provo, Utah) has installed nine Carestream imaging systems that equip its radiology staff to… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2019 SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are collaborating… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more April 22, 2011 – Carestream Health announced worldwide price increases on all of its medical imaging, dental and non-destructive testing films. Film prices will increase as much as 50 percent or more in some areas of the world. The price increases are necessary due to continuing increases in the cost of commodities used in film manufacturing including silver, polyester and other essential resources.Carestream Health has made substantial, ongoing improvements in its film manufacturing operations. However, silver — a significant portion of manufacturing costs — has more than doubled in cost in the last year and has increased more than five times in cost in the last six years. In addition, oil prices are up 30 percent in the last year, which increases the cost of utilities, transportation and the petroleum-based polyester used in the production of film.Specific details surrounding price increases will be communicated locally in each country. In the interim, customers who have questions are asked to contact their local sales representative or authorized dealer.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more last_img read more

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Suicide bomber kills at least 10 in northern Cameroon

first_img 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Top Stories Quick workouts for men Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked a popular night spot in northern Cameroon on Saturday evening, killing at least 10 people only days after Islamic militants were blamed for another attack on the town that left at least 20 dead, the governor said.Midjiyawa Bakari, governor of the far northern region of Cameroon, told The Associated Press that the attacker detonated the explosives in the popular Pont Vert neighborhood in Maroua. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Mesa family survives lightning strike to homecenter_img How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   “We are still counting the dead and wounded,” Bakari said by phone Saturday night.While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, Islamic militants from the Boko Haram group have been blamed for scores of attacks in the region this year.Boko Haram, which was founded in neighboring Nigeria, has pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State group and has vowed to attack Cameroon because the country has supported the Nigerian military’s mission to defeat Boko Haram.Troops from Cameroon and Chad are fighting Islamic extremists in several communities on Cameroon’s border with Nigeria. Cameroon has arrested dozens accused of promoting radical ideology and collaborating with Boko Haram.On Wednesday, at least 20 people were killed in Maroua when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in a busy marketplace and a popular neighborhood. Authorities later said one of the bombers was a 9-year-old girl who had been disguised as a beggar.Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds of girls and young women from near its base in northeastern Nigeria, residents and human rights groups say.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

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