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Euronav Sees Strong Q1 Profit

first_imgzoom Robust tanker demand has propelled Euronav’s financial results for the first quarter of 2016 to a net profit of USD 113.5 million against USD 80.8 million recorded in the same period last year.According to Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav, this was the strongest first quarter for eight years and a robust start to the second quarter with freight rates higher year-on-year.“Demand continues to expand stimulated by a “lower for longer” oil price. The current vessel supply outlook is manageable consistent with our thesis that restricted access to finance is emerging as a barrier to entry, evidenced by virtually no new large tanker orders during the first quarter,” he said.Antwerp-based tanker company repeated its commitment to distributing 80% of net income to shareholders, adding that the company believes that the outlook is positive and sustainable for Euronav and the tanker sector.The argument is built on the fact that the oil price continues to stimulate demand to levels which should enable the increase in vessel supply to be adequately absorbed going forward.  This is coupled with elevated levels of oil production which  are likely to remain above demand even with an agreed output freeze, the company said.Finally, Euronav expects that low ordering of VLCC and Suezmax should prevent an oversupply of tonnage in the years to come.So far in the second quarter of 2016 the Euronav VLCC fleet operated in the Tankers International Pool has earned about USD 59,342 per day and 43% of the available days have been fixed. Euronav’s Suezmaxes trading on the spot market have earned about USD 32,595 per day on average with 41.5% of the available days fixed for the second quarter of 2016.During the quarter, Euronav took delivery of the second and third vessels of the four VLCCs which were acquired as resales of existing newbuilding contracts- the VLCC Alice and VLCC Alex. In May 2016 Euronav is scheduled to take delivery of the fourth and last vessel – the VLCC Anne.last_img read more

Heavy rain interrupts Italian Open play

first_imgRome: Heavy rains postponed Wednesday’s Italian Open in which Swiss tennis pro Roger Federer and Spanish star Rafael Nadal were to make their debut. The Foro Italico courts have been covered and the tournament organizers will give an update every half hour to inform the press and spectators when play will resume, reports Efe news. Federer was going to open the programme at center court against Portuguese Joao Sousa but heavy rains, which are expected to continue until night, delayed the match. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Also, the matches of Spanish Garbine Muguruza against Danielle Collins of the US and Spanish Carla Suarez against French Alize Cornet were postponed. The eight-time Rome champion Nadal is set to take on Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the second round at the center court. On Tuesday, rain interrupted the match between defending champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka several times. After play was suspended for more than an hour, Azarenka eliminated her opponent to win 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.last_img read more

Exploration permits for mines go online as BC cuts red tape for

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Exploration permits for mines go online, as B.C. cuts red tape for mining sector by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 3, 2013 3:32 pm MDT VICTORIA – Mining companies will be able to apply for exploration permits online for existing mine sites, as the B.C. government cuts red tape for the booming sector.Natural Resources Minister Steve Thomson says low-impact activities such as exploration drilling and induced polarization, which uses an electrical current to measure deposits in the ground, can now be undertaken through the website FrontCounter BC.Mining companies will have to give the province 30 days notice of the exploration work, for the information to be referred to area First Nations.Companies will also be able to go online to extend the timing of previously approved exploration work up to two years.Thomson says his ministry is reducing bureaucracy so that companies can create jobs more quickly.Last year, mining companies spent $680 million on exploration in the province, and the Liberal government has committed to opening eight new mines and expanding nine existing mines over the next two years as part of its BC Jobs Plan. read more

Football Taking a look at Ryan Days and other Ohio State assistant

Offensive coordinator Ryan Day prior to the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn order to entice recently promoted offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day to remain at Ohio State for the long term, the Buckeyes made him one of their first two assistant coaches to earn at least $1 million in a season. If he stays at the university for more than one season, he will earn progressively increasing raises the next three years, according to a signed terms of employment obtained by The Lantern.Day will earn $200,000 if employed by Ohio State on Jan, 31, 2019, then will make $300,000 if he is on the coaching staff on Jan. 31, 2020. If he is still at Ohio State on Jan. 31, 2021, he will be paid $350,000. His base salary for 2018 is exactly $1 million.Ohio State revealed two assistant coaches — Day and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano — will make at least $1 million next year in base salary Wednesday evening. The university released signed terms of employment agreements of all 10 assistant coaches — Schiano, Day, offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, defensive assistant Alex Grinch, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, wide receiver coach Zach Smith, defensive line coach Larry Johnson, running backs coach Tony Alford, linebackers coach Bill Davis and cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson — in response to a public records request Thursday morning.Grinch, Johnson, Alford and Johnson agreed to two-year contracts. Schiano, Wilson, Studrawa, Smith and Davis signed one-year contracts. Day is the only assistant coach to have a three-year contract.Grinch does not have to pay anything to Ohio State if he leaves during his contract for another job. Wilson would have to pay $50,000 to the university if he leaves for a non-head coach job. If any other assistant coach leaves Ohio State for a non-head coach position, he must pay $100,000.If the Buckeyes are successful on the field, each coach will earn substantial supplemental income.Each assistant coach will be eligible to earn 8.5 percent raises to his base salary if the Buckeyes win the Big Ten East championship and he will make an additional 4.25 percent bonuses to his base salaries if the team wins the conference championship game.All assistant coaches will earn 17 percent raises to their base salaries if Ohio State participates in a College Football Playoff game. If Ohio State plays in a College Football Playoff semifinal, each coach will receive a boost of 21.25 percent of his respective base salaries. If the Buckeyes win that game, each coach will instead receive a bonus of 25.5 percent of his base salaries.If Ohio State makes a non-College Football Playoff bowl game and has at least nine wins, all assistant coaches will earn 4.25 percent bonuses to their respective base salaries.All bonuses would have to be paid back by the coaches to the university if the respective achievements are vacated by Ohio State or the NCAA.Schiano will receive nine Ohio State football season tickets and two men’s basketball season tickets. Every other assistant will receive six football season tickets and two men’s basketball tickets.Ohio State pays each coach stipends of $600 per month, which is used to cover the costs of one car each.The university released the signed term agreements for each of the 10 assistant football coaches Thursday morning in response to a public records request. read more

Olympics Semifinals Norway against Korea Spain takes on Montenegro

The semifinals are now known. It’s Norway against Korea and Spain plays against Montenegro. As previously reported, Norway won against Brazil after a big comeback from -6, while Spain could beat Croatia more easily only after Penezic went out. In the last two, Korea saw a great fight against Russia, and it was a tight 24:23 victory for the Korean girls. In the last game, the most interesting perhaps of today, Montenegro won 23-22 against a very strong French side, with a last second goal from penalty by Katarina Bulatovic.SEMIFINALS: NORWAY- KOREA (AUGUST 9th 17:00);                              SPAIN – MONTENEGRO (AUGUST 9th – 20:30) bulatovickoreamONTENEGROMontenegro HandballNorwaySpain ← Previous Story Olympics Women: Norway and Spain in the semi-finals!! Next Story → Kiril Lazarov about OG Tournament: “Better handball than at ECh and WCh” read more

Nikola Karabatic is LidlStarligue 201718 MVP

Nikola Karabatic The biggest star of Paris Saint Germain Handball, the new-old champions of French LidlStarligue 2017/2018, Nikola Karabatic, is voted for the Most Valuable Player of the season.PSG Handball won championship with the same number of points like second placed team – HC Montpellier Handball, who lost leading position two rounds before the end.Here is the All Star team of the season:MVP: Nikola Karabatic – PSGGoalkeeper: Vincent Gerard – MontpellierLeft wing: Michael Gigou – MontpellierLeft back: Jonas Truchanovichius – MontpellierPlaymaker: Nikola Karabatic – PSGRight back: Eduardo Gurbindo – HBC NantesRight wing: David Balaguer – NantesLine player: Nicolas Tournat – NantesDefender: Rock Felicho- NantesYoung player: Samir Bellahcene (Massy)Coach: Patrice Canayer- Montpellier ← Previous Story PGE Vive Kielce decline offer from SEHA Gazprom league Next Story → European Play-Off for WCh 2019: Start in Lithuania, the end in Macedonia read more

Family of student killed in hitandrun say meeting with Taoiseach was step

first_img Lucia O’Farrell is to meet An Taoiseach today more than four years after her son’s death. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 4 Nov 2016, 6:52 PM 25 Comments Share279 Tweet Email1 23,733 Views Short URLcenter_img Updated 6.50pm THE FAMILY OF a student killed in a hit-and-run incident have said they had a “positive meeting” with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in their bid for justice.Shane O’Farrell was killed in a hit-and-run incident outside Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan in August 2011.His family believe there were serious failings in the garda investigation, and have submitted 59 complaints to GSOC in relation to this case.The case has been with GSOC for four and a half years, but the report is still pending.At a meeting with the Taoiseach this morning, Lucia O’Farrell, Jim O’Farrell and their four daughters presented Kenny with a number of documents relating to the case.In a statement this evening, they said that the Taoiseach agreed to review the documents:He stated that he is going to review the documents which the family furnished and await the GSOC report. Following a review of which the Taoiseach may consider a public inquiry to address those issues arising from other state bodies which GSOC cannot deal with.  The family believe this is a positive step towards justice for Shane.Shane’s family have been campaigning for a Commission of Investigation to be established into Shane’s death and the prosecution of the man responsible.In October of this year, Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams raised the case with Enda Kenny in the Dáil and asked him to meet with the O’Farrell family.Shane O’Farrell’s mother Lucia was in attendance for this Dáil exchange.The incident23-year-old law student Shane O’Farrell was cycling his bicycle near Carrickmacross when he was struck by a car driven by Lithuanian national Zigimantas Gridzuiska.When speaking to the Dáil in October, Adams told the Dáil that the driver 42 previous convictions.“The time he killed Shane he was on bail from Cavan Circuit Court, from Monaghan Circuit Court, from Dundalk Circuit Court and from Newry Court,” Adams said.The Louth deputy added that Gridziuska had broken the conditions of his bail two weeks before the fatal incident after being arrested in Northern Ireland and that gardaí were made aware of this.Adams said that on the day O’Farrell died, the car that struck him had earlier been stopped by the garda drugs unit and “had no NCT and was not roadworthy”.“The accused, who was in the passenger side when the car was stopped, assumed the driver’s role in the presence of an garda despite not being insured,” Adams told the Taoiseach.In the inquest into Shane’s death, the court heard that gardaí at the scene felt occupants of the car were in possession of a controlled substance but the car wasn’t searched. Within an hour, Shane was dead.Gridziuska did not remain at the scene of the collision but was arrested later that day.He was handed an eight-month suspended sentence for dangerous driving causing death in February 2013, on the basis that he leave the country within 21 days.- With reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: ‘Preventable’ death of young student by hit-and-run driver was ‘due to multiple garda failings’Read: “Hero” gardaí rescue child from sixth floor apartment as witness Senator calls for their pay to be hiked Lucia O’Farrell is to meet An Taoiseach today more than four years after her son’s death. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Family of student killed in hit-and-run say meeting with Taoiseach was “step towards justice” The O’Farrell family believe there were serious failings in the garda investigation, and have submitted 59 complaints to GSOC in relation to this case. Nov 4th 2016, 6:52 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodhalast_img read more

Ovarian cancer on AHEPAs agenda

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A female arm of AHEPA, Daughters of Penelope Chapter Athena No 2, held a luncheon to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.Two inspirational guest speakers took to the stage at Merrimu Receptions in Murrumbeena, to share their experiences with ovarian cancer.One of the speakers, Vali Creus, battled ovarian cancer and was told that she may never experience motherhood. However, thanks to medical advancements, she gave birth to two healthy twin girls after she was successfully transplanted with her ovarian tissue. Helen Hatzis, OCRF Ambassador and author, was the second speaker on the day and shared her courageous story after facing five incidents of ovarian cancer in seven years.Organisers of the fundraiser were pleased with the turn out, the space brimming with women of all ages, including Greek Australian journalist and former TV presenter Helen Kapalos, who also showed her support by addressing those gathered.A world-wide philanthropic association, Daughters of Penelope are one of three AHEPA female chapters in Victoria and have extended their support to a number of charities throughout the years. All proceeds collected through the luncheon were donated directly to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.last_img read more

Hallandale Beach Officer accused of pawning police equipment

first_imgHALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida officer has been arrested after allegedly pawning police equipment at a Davie pawn shop.Police said Hallandale Beach Officer Yan Kleyman pawned police equipment, including his department-issued semi-automatic rifle and handgun, for more than a year.Officials said he unloaded 15 different items at Gold City Pawn Shop in Davie.Kleyman has since been fired.He turned himself in on Friday and charged with dealing in stolen property.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

2019 Ram HD to offer a Sport package but dont get too

first_img Share your voice 52 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 26 Photos Ram,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 1:44 18 Photos 1 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader The 2019 Ram HD Sport loses its chrome and gains some attitude. Ram Ram’s 2019 HD pickup is a chrome-laden behemoth with 1,000 foot-pounds of torque that caused truck nuts to lose their minds earlier this week, but Ram left a little something out of its big presentation at the Detroit Auto Show: a Sport trim package.Now before you get all excited, Diesel Dans and Danielles, the Ram HD Sport isn’t some oil-burning Hellcat truck thing that can tow the moon out of the sky. According to a report by Autoblog released on Friday, it’s an appearance package, but if you’re the kind of person who can’t abide chrome on modern trucks, then it’s the way forward for you.First, to get the Sport package, you have to order your HD in Big Horn spec or better, tick the appropriate option box, and then you get to enjoy all of the body-colored bumpers and trim you can stand. Parking sensors are a part of the package too, so you will have a chance at least to not damage the hell out of your fancy, new truck when parallel parking it outside your local organic grocery co-op.Inside, the Sport package gives owners a black interior with CSI’s favorite trim material: piano-black plastic.The folks from Ram haven’t released pricing yet, so we have no idea what you can expect to pay for your vanity, though we expect it won’t be especially cheap. More From Roadshow 12 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Trucks Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 4 Comments Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering Comment More From Roadshow 81 Photos 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 69 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 71 Photos Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Share your voice Tags Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Ram HD brings a handsome face, 1,000 lb-ft of torque… General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 49 Photos 68 Photos 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Ram Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 10 Photos Tags Car Industry 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animallast_img read more

Retired Fairbanks 4 detective takes stand for second day

first_imgAfter defending interview and interrogation techniques Monday, former police detective Aaron Ring remained on the stand for most of the day Tuesday at the Fairbanks Four exoneration hearing.Ring, who was key to putting together evidence that lead to the convictions of George Frese, Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts and Eugene Vent for the 1997 beating death of John Hartman, told the court he doesn’t know if they are guilty.Ring: “These individuals were charged and they were taken to jury trial. That’s what I believe. What I believe otherwise really doesn’t matter.”Jahna Lindemuth: “And you believe, sitting here today, they they’re guilty of the crimes that they were convicted of?”Ring: “I believe they were found guilty.”Lindemuth, who citing an investigative technique textbook, also asked about Ring’s training, and whether Frese and Vent, who claimed alcohol induced memory blackouts, could have been coaxed into making false confessions.Lindemuth: “Did you learn that at no time should an investigator attempt to persuade a suspect that he is guilty of a crime he claims he does not remember committing?”Ring: “No, never been taught that.”Ring contended that he didn’t solely rely on admissions from Frese and Vent, and gathered corroborating evidence in charging the Fairbanks Four with the Hartman attack.last_img read more

Indian techies to benefit as US House removes country cap on Green

first_img What to know about Trumps controversial H-1B visa plan Close The bill, however, is yet to be passed by the Senate, where the Republicans have a majority. VisaEuropean UnionThe US lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that would benefit almost 300,000 Indians living in the US. The bill is aimed at lifting the present 7 percent country-cap on issuing Green Cards, a move that would help thousands of high-skilled Indian IT Professionals.People who hold a green card can live permanently and take up employment in the US. The latest bill, if signed into law, would reduce the waiting time for talented professionals from India and other countries who have applied for permanent residency in the States. Indian passportReutersIndian IT professionals who are in the US on the H-1B work visas are the most affected by the current immigration system which imposes a 7 percent country-cap on the allotment of Green Cards. Lifting the per-country quota would be beneficial for the Indian IT professionals who have been waiting for the permanent legal residency for more than a decade. Under the current norms set by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, only 7 percent of the visas will be issued to natives of any one independent country in a fiscal year.However, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the new bill would eliminate the 7 percent country cap for employment-based immigrant visas and also remove an offset that reduced the number of visas from people from China. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:06Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:05?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Pigeons quicker in multitasking than humans

first_imgLondon: Despite their small brains, pigeons are capable of switching between two tasks as quickly as humans – and even quicker in certain situations, new research has found. The researchers believe that the cause of the slight multitasking advantage in birds is their higher neuronal density.For the study, published in the journal Current Biology, the researchers performed the same behavioural experiments to test birds and humans. “For a long time, scientists used to believe the mammalian cerebral cortex to be the anatomical cause of cognitive ability; it is made up of six cortical layers,” said Sara Letzner from Ruhr-Universitat Bochum in Germany. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn birds, however, such a structure does not exist. “That means the structure of the mammalian cortex cannot be decisive for complex cognitive functions such as multitasking,” Letzner said.The brain pallium of birds does not have any layers comparable to those in the human cortex, but its neurons are more densely packed than in the cerebral cortex in humans.Pigeons have six times as many nerve cells as humans per cubic millimetre of brain.Consequently, the average distance between two neurons in pigeons is fifty per cent shorter than in humans. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAs the speed at which nerve cell signals are transmitted is the same in both birds and mammals, researchers had assumed that information is processed more quickly in avian brains than in mammalian brains.They tested this hypothesis using a multitasking exercise that was performed by humans and pigeons. In the experiment, both the human and the avian participants had to stop a task in progress and switch over to an alternative task as quickly as possible. “Researchers in the field of cognitive neuroscience have been wondering for a long time how it was possible that some birds, such as crows or parrots, are smart enough to rival chimpanzees in terms of cognitive abilities, despite their small brains and their lack of a cortex,” Letzner said. The results of the current study suggest that it is precisely because of their small brain that is densely packed with nerve cells that birds are able to reduce the processing time in tasks that require rapid interaction between different groups of neurons.last_img read more

Conquistador Anchor Found Could be Clue to Cortés Lost Fleet

first_imgIn 2017 an ambitious search was launched for the lost fleet of Hernán Cortés, the conquistador who invaded Mexico in the 16th century. The ships were believed to lie at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, containing treasures stolen from the Aztecs.According to National Geographic, an international team of underwater archaeologists in December 2018 found an iron anchor “consistent with the type carried by European ships in the early 16th century… It was discovered off the coast of Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz, a site some 50 miles north of modern Veracruz, where Cortés founded a settlement in 1519.”Hernán Cortés (1485-1547)The anchor “provides the first compelling clue to the location of the wrecked vessels.”Some accounts suggest that Cortés burned his ships to prevent his men from attempting to flee. But Cortés wrote in a letter to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V that rather than burn them, he sank, or “scuttled,” the fleet off the coast of Veracruz.Engraving showing Hernán Cortés scuttling his own fleet off the coast of Veracruz in order to eliminate the possibility of retreat in July 1519.Last year the Sub-Directorate of Underwater Archaeology at Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History announced that it planned to dredge the shores where Cortés landed in order to recover the ships, the Mexican newspaper La Crónica de Hoy reported.The project was led by Pilar Luna, former head of the Sub-Directorate of Underwater Archaeology. They said they planned to see how many of the dozen Spanish ships remained in the Gulf of Mexico where they were left 500 years ago.A scuba diver looks at a huge anchor.The expedition was also prompted by the enthusiasm of treasure hunters, who pressured the Mexican government for permission to explore the cargo of the lost ships.Several of the ships were believed to lie on the sea bed in the Gulf of Mexico, where Cortés supposedly abandoned them, even though none were ever spotted during underwater exploration.If the ships and their contents were in well-preserved condition, they could reveal crucial details about Cortés’ mission and the long voyage to Central America. Relatively little is known about the ships.Scuba diver taking photos“The arrival of Cortés and his conquest of Mexico changed the course of history,” said archaeologist Christopher Horrell, a National Geographic grantee and research fellow at Texas State University who serves as the project’s co-director, in an interview. “These ships set into motion a series of events that changed the fates of the New and Old Worlds. Finding them would be an incredible discovery.”Born in Medellín, Spain, around 1485, Cortés first served as a soldier in an expedition of Cuba led by Diego Velázquez in 1511. He ignored orders and journeyed to Mexico with about 500 men and 11 ships in 1519, setting his sights on overthrowing ruler Montezuma II in the Aztec capital of Tenochitilán.The Aztecs drove the Spanish from Tenochitilán, but Cortés returned to defeat the natives and take the city in 1521.The Conquest of TenochtitlanCortés became allies with some of the native peoples he encountered, but he definitely used deadly force to conquer  Mexico. He fought Tlaxacan and Cholula warriors and then was determined to take the Aztec empire. He marched to Tenochitilán, the Aztec capital and home to ruler Montezuma II. Cortés took Montezuma hostage and his soldiers raided the city.Cortés left the city after learning that Spanish troops were coming to arrest him for disobeying orders. He spent much of his later years seeking recognition for his achievements and support from the Spanish royals.“The conquest was a very traumatic episode in our history that sparks the imagination of most Mexicans,” said Roberto Junco Sanchez, deputy director of underwater archaeology for Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and a co-director of the research project, to National Geographic.Read another story from us: The Amazing Survival Story of the Last Aztec EmpressNext year Mexico will begin to observe events around the 500th anniversary of Cortés’ arrival and conquest.last_img read more

Metabolomics Market Size by Key Manufacturers and Application with Share Revenue

first_imgAccording to the report, the global metabolomics market was valued at $1,572 million in 2017 and is expected to reach $3,301 Mn by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 13.2% during the forecast period.Metabolomics MarketRequest Sample Report at: growth of the global metabolomics market is driven by rise in prevalence of chronic diseases worldwide, an upsurge in R&D investment for the development of metabolomics, and an increase in demand for personalized medicine. However, the lack of skilled professionals in the field along with the astronomical price of metabolomic instruments hampers market growth. Nonetheless, the immense potential of metabolomics in disease diagnostics and its growing prospect in human nutrition would create lucrative opportunities for emerging market players in the near future.Metabolomics bioinformatics tools and services to hold a dominant positionBased on product & services, metabolomics bioinformatics tools and services segment is expected to be the largest and fastest growing segment through 2023. This is attributed to the tremendous progress demonstrated by bioinformatics, which is poised to grow even further in the near future driven by the use of robust algorithms and parameter estimation techniques in life-science research and analysis.Cancer to remain the largest segment through 2023By indication, the cancer segment is poised to occupy more than two-fifths of the global market by 2023, owing to the rise in the number of cancer incidences worldwide and the immense potential of discovering new cancer biomarkers through metabolomics research. However, other indicators segment is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 14.0%, as a wide range of fields including toxicology testing, finding nutrition levels, and drug discovery implement metabolomics as a diagnostic tool.For Purchase Enquiry: medicine to encounter the highest growth during the forecast periodBy application, the personalized medicine segment is expected to exhibit the highest growth rate during the forecast period, a CAGR of 17.3%, due to its advantage over other segments in directly targeting the cause of any disease. However, the biomarker discovery segment is projected to generate almost half of the total revenue by 2023, driven by incessant research on finding biomarkers for cancer.Asia-Pacific to grow at the fastest rate through 2023Surge in cancer awareness, rise in medical tourism, and a large number of patient population that’s estimated to increase are key factors that are projected to render Asia-Pacific the fastest growing region through 2023. However, Europe would continue to occupy the largest market share, owing to well-developed healthcare infrastructure and higher demand for metabolomics based diagnostics.Key market playersThe key players analyzed in the report include Agilent Technologies, Inc., Danaher Corporation, Biocrates Life Sciences AG, Bruker Corporation, Leco Corporation, Metabolon, Inc., Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Shimadzu Corporation, Waters Corporation, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. They have adopted different strategies including collaborations, joint ventures, partnerships, expansions, mergers & acquisitions, and others to gain a strong position in the industry.last_img read more

How to Manage Snap Assist Settings in Windows 10

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first_imgNews | September 10, 2008 This is a TEST for CT Systems for Imaging Market Forecast Page Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more October 30, 2007- SonoSite Inc. today introduced the S-Cath visualization tool, a specialized ultrasound device designed to meet the specific point-of-care imaging and procedural guidance needs of interventional radiologists and cardiologists.With its user-centered design, the S-Cath tool reportedly provides interventionalists and cardiologists immediate access to images. Its available suite of curved, linear and phased array transducers cover a range of guidance for interventional procedures such as line placement, biopsy, dialysis access, stent placement, femoral and other vascular access and fluid drainage as well as abdominal and cardiovascular imaging applications. With standard VESA compliant mounting capabilities, the system offers a zero footprint option for crowded interventionalist suites and cath labs. It can be mounted adjacent to other imaging modalities and moved in and out of the physician�s line of sight as needed. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more center_img Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Related Content News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more last_img read more

British Airways union offers 34 pay cut

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Union leaders representing British Airways staff have made a dramatic attempt to end the deadlocked row with the airline by offering to cut cabin crew pay by 3.4 per cent. Sources said Unite had put forward a package which the union believes would save £60m and avert strikes. The union has given BA a week to mull over the proposed pay cut, however, the airline will have to accept the deal by next Tuesday or the union will move to name strike dates. For the past few months, BA has been locked in a bitter battle with its staff over jobs and working conditions and union members have twice voted in favour of industrial action. Discussions have been held under the auspices of the TUC, but there has been little sign that a deal was imminent. The TUC said: “On the initiative of [TUC general secretary] Brendan Barber, both Unite and British Airways have now committed to the objective of completing these negotiations by close of play on Tuesday, 9 March.” The union is believed to have suggested that cabin crew would accept a 3.4% pay cut and two-year pay freeze. In an effort to cut costs, BA has reduced the number of cabin crew on flights and CEO Willie Walsh made it clear this week that the changes would not be reversed.The union has until March 15 to announce industrial action, and will have to give a week’s notice before striking. last_img read more

Tourism Authority of Thailand appoints three new deputy governors

first_imgTourism Authority of Thailand appoints three new deputy governorsThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the appointments of three internal executives to the Deputy Governor posts effective from 1 October, 2016.Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, Executive Director for Europe, Africa and Middle East Region, has become Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas) while Mr. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Executive Director for Advertising and Public Relations Department, has been promoted to Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, and Mr. Noppadon Pakprot, Executive Director for Events Department, has been named the Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business.They have replaced the former Deputy Governors, who retired on 30 September, 2016. The retiring executives are Mrs. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, Deputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas), Mr. Sugree Sithivanich, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, and Mr. Visanu Jaroensilp, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business.Profile of the three new Deputy GovernorsMr. Tanes PetsuwanDeputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas)Mr. Tanes PetsuwanDeputy Governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas)Education:Bangkok University: Bachelor of Communication Arts (Advertising)Professional Experience:2003: Director of International Public Relations Division2006: Director of the TAT London Office2010: Director of the Europe, Africa and Middle East Division2013: Executive Director for the Europe, Africa and Middle East RegionMr. Chattan Kunjara Na AyudhyaDeputy Governor for Marketing CommunicationsMr. Chattan Kunjara Na AyudhyaDeputy Governor for Marketing CommunicationsEducation:Boston University: Master of Arts in International RelationsChulalongkorn University: Bachelor of Arts in Political ScienceProfessional Experience:2007: Director of the TAT New Delhi Office2012: Director of the International Public Relations Division2013: Executive Director for the Monitoring and Risk Management Department2014: Executive Director for the Advertising and Public Relations DepartmentMr. Noppadon PakprotDeputy Governor for Tourism Products and BusinessMr. Noppadon PakprotDeputy Governor for Tourism Products and BusinessEducation:Chulalongkorn University: Master of Urban Planning in Urban ArchitectureSrinakharinwirot University: Bachelor of Education ProgramProfessional Experience:2004: Director of the Attractions Promotion Division2006: Director of the Services Promotion Division2008: Director of the Events Promotion Division2012: Executive Director of the Events Department Amazing ThailandSource = Tourism Authority of Thailandlast_img read more

PORTO CERVO ITALY — The Luxury Collection hotels

first_imgPORTO CERVO, ITALY — The Luxury Collection hotels which seasonally offer la dolce vita have set their opening dates for next year, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler. The properties are a popular spot for the private jet set as well as mega-yachts.Hotel Cala di VolpeSea and be Scene: Formerly the residence of the Aga Khan, this glam hotel is the epicenter of Porto Cervo’s summer set. If you miss lunch, you miss everything. Opening May 14, 2010Hotel PitrizzaSophisticated Seclusion: Here, you don’t go to rub shoulders with the glitterati, because everyone assumes you are one; indigenous design elements, green grass roofs, and total privacy offers complete sanctuary. Opening May 2, 2010Hotel RomazzinoSurfside Family HQ: Think privileged adventure meets beachfront bliss—not your normal family vacation. Stretch of beach for every water sport imaginable, the Med takes center stage. Opening May 21, 2010Porto Cervo Wine Festival: May 7-9, 2010Ushering in the beginning of the 2010 Costa Smeralda season, the Porto Cervo Wine Festival will host the best Italian and international wine producers. Festival workshops lead by influential Italian wine experts will take place at the Cervo Hotel.For more information: read more