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Kerala Best Place in India to Die

first_imgKerala has more palliative care centres than the rest of the country put together and its extensive programme is bolstered by thousands of volunteers who give up their time to tend to those who are incurably ill, bedridden or nearing the end of their lives. Related Itemslast_img

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These dolphins enjoy watching SpongeBob SquarePants—and it could be good for them

first_img To keep captive dolphins entertained, marine facilities typically give them pool noodles and rings to play with. But a new study suggests these ocean mammals also enjoy a more human pastime: TV.Researchers at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder in Key Largo, Florida, positioned large TV screens at underwater windows and played videos for groups of 11 bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus) and five rough-toothed (Steno bredanensis) dolphins. These included ocean or jungle scenes from the nature documentary Planet Earth and episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants (to test whether the dolphins preferred shows with more naturalistic ocean settings). Then they monitored the dolphins’ behavior for signs of interest, such as pressing their heads against the glass or nodding their heads, or signs of aggression, such as clamping their jaws or swimming with jerky movements.The dolphins didn’t have a favorite show: They were interested in the TV regardless of what was on, according to results the team will publish in Zoo Biology. Even hearing-impaired dolphins paid attention, indicating that moving pictures alone might captivate dolphins. Some animals—particularly the males—reacted more aggressively than others, the researchers noted.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The team suggests dolphin keepers interested in trying this approach with the animals in their care should conduct trial sessions first. For dolphins that are unfit for release, TV could be another way to stimulate their brains. The researchers also cite another potential benefit: Monitoring how dolphins respond to different videos could provide new ways to study how they think. These dolphins enjoy watching SpongeBob SquarePants—and it could be good for them By Sofie BatesDec. 3, 2018 , 12:05 PMlast_img read more

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Mclaren Automotive moves into mainstream Corporate and Lifestyle media

first_imgMcLaren Automotive, the British producer of luxury sports and supercars, has announced the appointment of Duncan Forrester and Freddie Gilbey to the Global Communications team, creating its first Corporate and Lifestyle Communications function which will report into Global Communications Director, Wayne Bruce.Duncan Forrester is appointed to the role of Global Corporate Communications Manager with responsibility for elevating the reputation of McLaren as a benchmark luxury automotive technology company, employer of choice for world-class engineers and an important contributor to the success of UK PLC.  Duncan undertook work experience for the McLaren Formula 1? team in 1987/88. He re-joins McLaren following 26 years in the automotive industry at dealership, national sales company and global manufacturer levels. Working for brands such as BMW in the UK and Volvo Car Group in the UK and Sweden, he was latterly Global Vice President, Product and Brand Communication. Most recently, he has developed skills outside of the sector as Managing Director of one of the most successful sports marketing agencies focused on sailing.Reporting to Forrester in the new Corporate and Lifestyle Communications function is Freddie Gilbey as Lifestyle and Internal Communications Officer.  Freddie arrives at McLaren with an extensive background in fashion and luxury PR in London, New York and the Middle East working both agency- and client-side.  She joins from Nicholas Oakwell Couture, a British couture house where she was Global Communications Manager with responsibility for strategic communications, marketing, PR, social media and VIP programmes.The appointments come at the same time as the introduction of the new Sports Series, and recognise the need for McLaren to extend its reach beyond the enthusiast motoring press and into mainstream corporate and lifestyle media and influencers, as well as engaging with government and policy-makers.advertisementStarting on November 2, both Duncan and Freddie join the McLaren Global Communications Team at a time of unprecedented expansion and launch activity. This year, McLaren established its three tier product portfolio – Ultimate Series, Super Series and Sports Series – and launched four new models, two of which are already sold out.  Tasked with doubling the volume of the brand by 2018, the Sports Series represents the most attainable McLaren to date.  These hand-crafted performance cars will expose McLaren to a completely new and incremental sports car buyer, emphasising the importance of engaging with the broadest possible spectrum of media and influencers.Commenting on the appointments, Wayne Bruce, Global Communications Director explained: ‘Both Duncan and Freddie join McLaren at an incredibly exciting time for the brand. The Ultimate Series and Super Series models have established the McLaren reputation as a manufacturer of some of the world’s finest luxury, high-performance sports cars, delivering profitability and sustainability for the company.  The current launch of the new Sports Series is the next important step in the company’s development.  Our ability to communicate McLaren as a company, employer and innovator as well as a luxury technology brand is going to be vital to the company’s success as we take the next steps towards our aspiration of selling 4,000 sports and supercars per year.’last_img read more

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SPORT-LD IND 4 LAST

first_imgWarner reached his 50 off just 46 balls, in the 14th Warner reached his 50 off just 46 balls, in the 14th over, while Finch reached that mark off 61 balls in the 23rd over. Ravindra Jadeja (0-51) came on to bowl in the 17th over and was taken for 15 runs in his very first over, signalling an off day for the left-arm spinner. The Australian scoring continued to race as the 100-mark came up in the 17th over, with Rishi Dhawan (0-53) impressing in the middle overs. Ajinkya Rahane split his hand webbing in the 20th over, whilst fielding, and left the field to receive medical care. He didnt return for the remainder of the innings, and with four stitches to his right hand, will bat in the run-chase if deemed necessary. He was the second casualty of the day with umpire Richard Kettleborough getting hit in the 6th over earlier on, off a Finch drive on his right leg, and leaving the field for medical care. Paul Wilson then joined John Ward (who wore a helmet thereafter) on the field, while Sam Nogajski took over as the 3rd umpire. Meanwhile, Warner-Finch breached the 150-mark in the 26th over, and were looking set enough to continue plundering runs. But Ishant broke the partnership in the 30th over, an inside edge onto his stumps dismissing him in the 90s. Mitchell Marsh (33 runs, 42 balls, 3 fours) was promoted up the order, but he didnt make the requisite impact at number three. At the other end, Finch reached his century off 97 balls in the 34th over, but was out soon after, caught by Ishant off Umesh, as the run-rate seemed to be slowing down. Australia had reached 237/2 in the 40th over, and thereafter stepped on the accelerator as skipper Steve Smith (51 runs, 29 balls, 4 fours, 3 sixes) arrived at the crease. He smacked a quickfire 9th ODI fifty, off only 27 balls as the innings went into high gear. A flurry of wickets fell thereafter, including Marsh and Smith gone in the 45th and 46th over respectively, but it wasnt enough to slow down their march. Even George Bailey (10) and James Faulkner (7) couldn?t make much of an impact, but then Glenn Maxwell (41 runs, 20 balls, 6 fours, 1 six) provided a final flourish, as the hosts took 111 runs in the last 10 overs. PTI CN KHS KHSadvertisementlast_img read more

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EPL: Chelsea clash is like a final, says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

first_imgManchester City lose appeal to CAS Red-hot battle on cards! Will dive again, jokes Liverpool’s Sadio Mane after Pep Guardiola criticism Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his players to treat their today’s Premier League clash against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium as a final. City are placed second behind Liverpool with 62 points, while Chelsea are fifth with 50 points. Maurizio Sarri’s side went down to Arsenal and Bournemouth last month before registering a 5-0 win over Huddersfield earlier this month. “As a spectator I try to figure out what the managers wants to do and if it works. I see Chelsea and I can understand what they want to do and they do it,” Guardiola said.Related News “Maybe for other people they don’t know exactly what they want to do, but when you see the team, the players they have, the squad they have, the best strikers in the world, the best midfielders in the world, a good ‘keeper, experienced defenders, good organisation. “Tomorrow’s game is a final for us and we have to play in that way,” he added. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoeverlast_img read more

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LeBron James Reacts To The Ohio State-Michigan Game

first_imgA photo of LeBron James smiling.EL SEGUNDO, CA – SEPTEMBER 24: LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers laughs as he speaks on a set during the Los Angeles Lakers Media Day at the UCLA Health Training Center on September 24, 2018 in El Segundo, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Buckeye State native LeBron James appears to be enjoying this afternoon’s Ohio State-Michigan game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.James, who has said he would’ve gone to Ohio State if he attended college, is an avid Buckeyes supporter.The Los Angeles Lakers’ star is specifically a big fan of Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell, who, like James, grew up in Akron, Ohio.James praised Campbell on social media following the Buckeye star’s long touchdown moments ago.“Man lil bro speed is something different!!” he tweeted. “Lets Go.”Man lil bro speed is something different!! ? ? @PCampbell21 Lets Go— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 24, 2018LeBron and the rest of Ohio State’s fan base have had a lot to cheer about so far this afternoon.It’s Ohio State 48, Michigan 25 a couple of minutes into the fourth quarter.The game is on FOX.last_img read more

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Greece: World’s Top Shipping Event Opened

first_imgzoom Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras inaugurated this evening the international shipping exhibition Posidonia 2014 during an event attended by cabinet members, foreign ministers and state representatives, members of the Greek Shipowners’ Association committee as well as some 1,200 exhibitors and delegates of the world’s premier shipping event.In his address, the Greek Premier said: “In the current Posidonia Exhibition, we already broke the 2012 record of participants, as the economic potential of the Greek commercial fleet and the strategic positioning of Greece in future world commerce are gaining power by the day.”The Greek fleet is operating 15% in world commerce. In the last ten years, Greek ship-owners have built more than 2,500 ocean-going ships, mainly in shipyards of the Far-East. As we speak, a new vessel of Greek ownership is being built every two days worldwide.”Over the course of this week, more than 19,000 executives from the Greek and international shipping communities are expected to visit the state-of-the-art Athens Metropolitan Expo venue during the five-day event which occupies 35,000 square metres of floor space setting a new participation record with more than 1,870 exhibitors from 93 countries.Companies from 98 different sectors, from air emissions control suppliers to yachting brokers and from blasting equipment providers to ship chandlers are present this year including an unprecedented 250 shipbuilding and repair specialists occupying 1,787 square metres of exhibition floor space. Also present are 24 international government organisations and institutions.Equally impressive is the presence of some 34 bunkers and lubricants companies from Greece, Russia, the Middle East and Asia, reinforcing Posidonia’s growing global appeal and diversity of its offering. The world’s top 20 classification societies are also here including DNV GL, the recently merged German-Norwegian outfit and Lloyd’s Register.Nearly 80 companies specialising in technologies that promote environmental sustainability and 45 pollution control specialists are also present at this year’s Posidonia in line with growing regulatory pressure to eliminate or reduce to the barest minimum all adverse environmental impacts from ships.Once again, the biggest national participation belongs to China, followed by Korea and Japan while this year Hong Kong is making a long-awaited comeback after a ten year absence, with Turkey returning after 2006 and Georgia in its maiden appearance. A total of 21 national pavilions are present at the event.Some of the hottest and most controversial issues pertaining to the global shipping industry will be tabled during press conferences, workshops, roundtable discussions and seminars on issues ranging from future trends in vessel design, composite material, fuel emissions and bridge technology to injury and illness at sea, maritime risk management, energy savings and from eco-ship technologies to maritime communication.The President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Mr. Theodore Veniamis, stated, the following:“Shipping should be a central part of the vision of European politicians due to its strategic importance for Europe and as the main facilitator of world trade and globalisation. Continuation of the existing Guidelines on State Aids to maritime transport is of paramount importance. The Guidelines will allow EU member states to meet global competition and provide the necessary legal certainty that all businesses require and expect. May I also remind our distinguished audience that the Greek legal framework for shipping, and I refer in particular to the Greek tonnage tax system for shipping as established in 1975, has been the prototype for European shipping policy in this area, leading eventually to the introduction of these Guidelines which have operated successfully in all EU states that adopted them.”This year’s Posidonia’s Conference & Seminars Programme includes 34 events during which government officials, industry analysts, bankers and financiers, shipowners and delegates will come together to debate emerging trends and provide insights into the industry’s future. June 2, 2014last_img read more

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SchoolsPlus Expansion Continues with Four New Sites for 201213

first_imgThe province is bringing more services for kids and families to more schools with the expansion of SchoolsPlus. “Increasing services for kids and families in our schools is an important part of the Kids and Learning First education plan,” said Education Minister Ramona Jennex. “This expansion will bring the province closer to its goal of eventually having SchoolsPlus available in every county.” This week, school boards are invited to apply for one of four SchoolsPlus hub sites to be established for the 2012-13 school year. A hub site is a network centre for SchoolsPlus, that serves a family of schools. The province’s goal is to have 28 SchoolsPlus hub sites across the province by 2017-18. The province is investing $2.5 million in SchoolsPlus over the next few years. The successful applications for the new hub sites will receive $125,000 to provide leadership and community outreach. The site selection is expected to be announced in the spring. Criteria for the selection process includes: March break programs anger management parenting adult literacy and employment support homework clubs and mentoring arts, leadership, and physical activity programs entertainment and hobbies summer science camps programs designed to meet the needs of boys and girls demonstrated commitment to using school facilities outside of regular school hours potential for collaborative partnerships with community partners and government departments gaps in services for children, youth and families that could be addressed through SchoolsPlus adequate facility space for community use the ability to reach as many schools as possible “Our son has been involved in SchoolsPlus for the past two years, and it has been a very positive experience,” said Barbie Nunn-Porter, a parent from Chester. “The caring and knowledgeable staff gave us guidance and opened up opportunities for us to consider as our son graduates from high school. “They searched out appropriate supports both in the school and the community. We are extremely appreciative that our son was able to participate, as he gained valuable confidence and life skills.” SchoolsPlus staff and community outreach workers consult students, families, teachers and others about their needs. They then bring together professionals and programs tailored to the those needs. A central schoolsPlus site is selected to benefit as many people as possible. While each school is different, those participating in SchoolsPlus co-ordinate and deliver about 100 services and activities such as: For more information about SchoolsPlus, visit: http://schoolsplus.ednet.ns.ca .last_img read more

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Bill Morneau says he asked to meet ethics watchdog to reassure Canadians

first_imgOTTAWA – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he is sitting down with the federal ethics watchdog on Thursday to talk about what more he can do to reassure Canadians about his personal wealth.Morneau says ethics commissioner Mary Dawson gave him good advice when she recommended putting up a screen to prevent his family business from coming into conflict with his duties as finance minister.She did not recommend putting his assets into a blind trust, since his shares in Morneau Shepell were held indirectly through private companies.Morneau says he asked to meet Dawson this week so they can talk about how he can go above and beyond what he has already done to make sure he does not come into any conflict.Last week, Morneau promised to sell at least $21 million worth of stock and place his other assets in a blind trust in the hopes of quieting the controversy.last_img read more

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Kushner Cos fined 210K by New York for false documents

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The Kushner family real estate company was fined $210,000 by New York City regulators on Monday following an Associated Press investigation earlier this year that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when, in fact, it had hundreds.Separately, a watchdog group said Monday that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has engaged in the same practice, perhaps in a more brazen way, by telling the city that buildings he owned were empty, though tax records showed they were filled with tenants, many rent-regulated.The city’s buildings department fined the Kushner Cos. for filing 42 false applications for construction work on more than a dozen buildings when presidential adviser Jared Kushner ran the business. The AP report showed that the false paperwork allowed the Kushners to escape extra scrutiny designed to stop landlords from using construction to make living conditions for low-paying, rent-regulated tenants unbearable and get them to leave.The Kushner Cos. said it relied on “third party consultants” to prepare its applications for construction permits and the errors “have been corrected or will be.”“In no case did the company act in disregard of the safety of our tenants,” said spokeswoman Christine Taylor. “We look forward to presenting the facts before an administrative law judge and until then no amount is due.”After the AP report in March, the New York City Council and the New York state attorney general said they would look into the issue. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn issued a subpoena to the company for documents.The AP found that in three Kushner buildings in Queens for which false construction applications were filed, tenants believed the banging, drilling, dust and leaking water during construction were part of a targeted campaign to get them to leave. Many tenants did just that, and the number of protected rent-regulated units fell sharply in a little over a year, clearing the way for higher paying renters and making the buildings far more valuable.The Kushners sold the Queens buildings in 2017 for $60 million, nearly 50 per cent more than they had paid for them two years earlier.In Monday’s report about Cohen, the watchdog Housing Rights Initiative said the former Trump lawyer and his partners submitted more than 20 false applications for construction at three buildings claiming they were unoccupied and there were no rent-regulated tenants when, in fact, there were dozens. Housing Rights Initiative said tenants were posting complaints to the city about living conditions during construction, proof that there were indeed people living there.“In order for Cohen to substantiate these claims, he would need to prove that ghosts exist,” said Aaron Carr, executive director of Housing Rights Initiative, which also compiled the false filings by the Kushners earlier this year that led to the AP report.Carr said that Cohen eventually sold the three buildings for $27 million, nearly triple what he had paid for them a few years earlier.“Cohen commenced a deliberate campaign to systematically harass tenants out of their apartments using destructive, hazardous and illegal construction practices, so he could dramatically raise rents,” he said.Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, declined to comment.In one building at 237 Henry Street in Manhattan, tenants filed complaints about excessive noise and dust and construction beyond the scope of what was permitted by the city, according to the Housing Rights Initiative report. All 20 units in the building were protected by special rent regulations limiting rent increases and preventing tenants from getting pushed out, the report said, but once construction was done that number fell to five, which made it much more attractive to potential buyers.In December 2014, about a year and a half after buying the building, Cohen sold it for $9 million, nearly triple what he and his partners had paid for it. That is gross profits, however, without subtracting for construction costs.The other Cohen buildings in the report were at 172 Rivington Street and 235 East 27th Street, both in Manhattan.Department of Buildings spokesman Joseph Soldevere said the agency “aggressively investigates” all complaints of improper construction.Soldevere said nearly all of the permit applications for the Cohen properties include “tenant protection plans” designed to safeguard residents during construction.He added that the agency issued a “stop-work” order at the Henry Street building and imposed fines of $16,090. He said six complaints at the other two buildings were investigated but no violations of city construction rules found.___This story has been corrected to show the building on Henry Street sold for $9 million, not $10 million.last_img read more

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Morocco, India Create Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Rabat – Morocco and India created, here Tuesday, a Chamber of Commerce and Industry to promote exchanges and cooperation between the two countries.The launching ceremony of the new Chamber was attended by Moroccan head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane and visiting Indian Vice President, Mohammed Hamid Ansari, as well as by several senior officials and public and private economic operators of both countries.Speaking on this occasion, Benkirane said that the creation of the Chamber is an opportunity for the Indian and Moroccan investors to develop cooperation and trade between the two countries, noting that Morocco is committed to provide support and coordinate efforts to promote the bilateral relationships in the cultural, social and political fields. On his part, Hamid Ansari said that this platform aims to develop bilateral relations and take advantage of the geostrategic location of the two countries to build a better future for Moroccan and Indian investors.The Indian Vice President, who led a large delegation of government officials and the Indian Parliament, is on an official visit to Morocco from 30 May to 1 June.With MAP read more

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Morocco, Colombia Eager to Promote Parliamentary Cooperation

Bogota – Morocco’s ambassador to Colombia and Ecuador Farida Loudaya met, on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Colombian parliament, with speaker of the Colombian house of representatives Miguel Angel Pinto Hernandez on means to foster inter-parliamentary cooperation between the two sides.On this occasion, the two parties welcomed the excellent bilateral relations of friendship and mutual respect that have united the two countries since 1979.The two sides also expressed their willingness to further strengthen cooperation between the two law-making bodies and promote closer relations through meetings and regular visits between the Moroccan and Colombian parliamentarians. During the meeting, the diplomat discussed with the Colombian MP the latest developments of Morocco’s territorial integrity, expressing his thanks for the unwavering support by the Colombian House of Representatives for efforts made by Morocco to find a final political solution to this artificial conflict under the United Nations aegis. read more

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Government hopes to renew relations with China this year

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the most important holiday in China. Sri Lanka also has organized several events to celebrate the grand festival. (Colombo Gazette) “May we truly be able to renew and strengthen the warm and cordial relations between China and Sri Lanka this New Year, as always,” Wickremesinghe said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that he hoped to renew and strengthen the relations between China and Sri Lanka this year.In a message sent to Xinhua, greeting the people of China for the Chinese New Year which falls on Feb. 8 this year, Wickremesinghe said that he was pleased to offer his greetings for a peaceful and prosperous New Year to the Chinese people on behalf of all Sri Lankans.

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Prison break Another escapee recaptured 4 now on the run

Shawn Harris – one of the 13 prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan walled area two Sundays ago- has been re-captured in Mocha, East Bank Demerara. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBreaking: Lusignan prison escapee Pascal recaptured in Kitty pit latrineJuly 28, 2017In “Crime”3 recaptured prison escapees jailed for 1 year each, while man mistaken for escapee succumbsJuly 27, 2017In “Crime”Breaking: Another Lusignan escapee caught in LindenJuly 26, 2017In “Crime” According to the police, Harris was recaptured in the bottom flat of a two story house, while a husband and wife who occupied the upper flat and were present, have been arrested. Shawn HarrisThus far, 11 other fugitives have been apprehended, while one- Clive Forde- was killed yesterday during an exchange of gunfire between himself and police.Another escapee Kerry Cromwell surrendered to the law enforcement officers at the Brickdam Police Station and is currently back in lawful custody.Last Saturday night, notorious criminal Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, who had escaped from the Camp Street Prison on July 9, was recaptured at Topoo, in the northern section of the Region Six village of Albion on the Corentyne Coast in East Berbice. This village is situated to the south of Rose Hall Town.He was among those who had escaped during the fire which reduced the Camp Street penitentiary to rubble and left prison officer Odinga Wickham dead.Those still in the run are Paul Goriah, and three of the initial six who had escaped from the July 9 Camp Street fire; Mark Durant Williams, Uree Varswyck, and Cobena Stephens. read more

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Motion passed blocking Edghill from 4 sittings of the National Assembly

The Government side of the House today (Tuesday) in the National Assembly voted in favour of a motion moved by their Chief Whip Amna Ally suspending Opposition Parliamentarian Bishop Juan Edghill from four sittings.Ally in her motion, said “following gross disorderly conduct of Edghill, I wish to refer to standing order 47(3) and move that this member be suspended from the service of the assembly for the next four sittings of this assembly which is December 15, 2017.”The Opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Members of Parliament, including its leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo protested the motion which was put to vote by Speaker of the House Dr Barton Scotland and voted yes by the Governing side that has the majority in Parliament.As such, Edghill was suspended from taking part in the scrutiny of the Budget Estimates for the next four sittings until after December 15, 2017.The PPP MP’s in protest and defiance of the move, which they dubbed an attempt to muzzle the Opposition, walked out of Tuesday’s sitting of the National Assembly. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedParliament “mistake” preventing Edghill from next sittingJanuary 6, 2018In “latest news”Govt will have to provide answers to questions not asked during suspension- EdghillDecember 14, 2017In “latest news”Edghill’s “unlawful” arrest: Those responsible will be sued, says NandlallDecember 12, 2017In “Crime” read more

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More load and haul for Bis at Glencores Newlands coal mine

first_imgResource logistics provider Bis will continue its load and haul services for Glencore Australia at its Newlands coal mine, in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, as part of a new agreement between the two companies.The contract will see Bis support the Newlands operations until 2021. This aligns Bis’ optimised high payload dual powered road train technology to Glencore’s production requirements, Bis said.Bis has provided a range of load and haul, underground equipment hire and site services to support Newlands over the past 22 years.Glencore Operations Manager at Newlands, Paul Sear said: “Bis’ strong commitment to delivering safe and innovative solutions that add value to our operation has been recognised in this contract renewal, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the team.”Bis CEO Brad Rogers said: “Bis’ ability to move bulk commodities in smarter, safer and more reliable ways continues to drive efficiencies for our customers. We look forward to continuing to deliver at this quality operation, and to continuing our valued partnership with Glencore Australia.”Newlands includes an open pit and longwall mining operation, producing steam coal and coking coal for export markets via the Abbot Point Bulk Coal export terminal.last_img read more

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The Scosche Kickback P1 iPad Case Stands Up for Movie Watching

first_imgIf you’re on a long plane trip or just prefer to use your iPad as an entertainment device, it helps to have a decent stand you can use to keep it propped up while you watch a movie or play games. Some cases and stands are made for work and others for play, but the Scosche Kickback P1 is designed for both. The case is rugged polycarbonate with a kickstand that can prop your iPad up near-90 degrees so you don’t hurt your neck watching a movie.The sides of the case allow access to the iPad’s ports and controls, and the back has rubber bumpers on it so it rests comfortably when laid flat. The Kickback P1 is available now, and will cost you $59.99 retail price.AdChoices广告last_img

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Zune May Actually Be Dead

first_imgAfter years of sluggish sales and a new Microsoft mobile platform that aims to make the Zune irrelevant, it appears Microsoft has officially ordered the end of production of Zune hardware.According to a Bloomberg report, the music player is officially dead but the Zune name may live on. Windows Phone 7’s operating system interface looks quite similar to the Zune, and Microsoft also offers a “Zune” music service on the Xbox 360.The days of dedicated music players are numbered.Via Ars Technicalast_img

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FAI and womens national team reach deal after overnight talks

first_imgFAI and women’s national team reach deal after overnight talks Players had said they were forced to train under “humiliating” conditions. Access to nutritionist, and individual strength and conditioning programmesGym membership for squadHotel accommodation to include at the very least working and reliable WiFiApparel for travelling to be provided to the squad prior to meeting up at airportMore home-based training sessionsAll non-professional players to receive loss of earnings documented from their employersGoalkeeper coach to remain for campaign, not change from game to game.Match fee for all international fixtures of €300Bonus for competitive fixtures of €150 per win and €75 per drawQualification bonus to be agreed with team captain and player representatives at least four weeks prior to start of qualification campaign Thursday 6 Apr 2017, 7:39 AM Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO The players at Tuesday’s press conference Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3326416 21,058 Views Share817 Tweet Email2 center_img The players at Tuesday’s press conference Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 6th 2017, 7:39 AM By Órla Ryan Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeTalks continued until about 3am this morning.In an early morning video statement, the PFAI said it was “pleased to announce, following lengthy negotiations through the night, a comprehensive agreement has been reached which addresses all of the issues raised by the Republic of Ireland women’s national team”.The association also thanked trade union Siptu and members of the public for supporting “these inspirational women”.In a separate statement, the FAI said the discussions “were successfully resolved”.Following the positive outcome to the mediation process the players confirmed that they will return to training today, in preparation for their international fixture against Slovakia on Monday at Tallaght Stadium.“The Association is pleased that both sides have reached common agreement and a settlement, which allows the two parties to move forward together as one, in the best interests of Irish football.”With reporting by Ryan Bailey Read: Women’s national team boycott training as they prepare for meeting with mediator over FAI rowRead: Opinion: ‘No interest in women’s football? Yesterday’s public reaction proves otherwise’ 46 Comments THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION of Ireland (FAI) and the senior women’s national team have reached an agreement during mediation talks about conditions.At a press conference on Tuesday, team members said they were forced to train under “humiliating” conditions.It emerged that players were, among other issues, forced to change in and out of team kit in airport toilets before and after away trips as the tracksuits are also used by underage teams.In a booklet produced by the Professional Footballers Association of Ireland (PFAI) and presented to the FAI, the primary concerns of the players were outlined as follows:last_img read more

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