November 9

Madrid rejected €150m PL offers for Asensio – agent

first_imgTransfers Real Madrid rejected €150m Premier League offers for Asensio – agent Dejan Kalinic 10:01 5/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) MarcoAsensio - Cropped Bongarts Transfers Real Madrid Premier League Primera División The Spain star is a target for some of England’s biggest clubs after a season when he was not an automatic starter in the Spanish capital Real Madrid have rejected two offers of €150 million (£131m/$176m) for Marco Asensio, according to the star midfielder’s agent.Asensio, 22, started just 19 of his 32 La Liga appearances this season, scoring six goals.The Spain international re-signed with Madrid last year, extending his deal until 2023 with a reported €700m (£613m/$820m) release clause. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now His agent, Horacio Gaggioli, said Thursday there had been significant interest in Asensio.”Madrid have received two offers for Marco Asensio, up to €150m, but the club rejected them,” he told Cadena SER.”He has an extraordinary future.”Asensio arrived at Madrid from Mallorca in 2014, although he has only spent the past two seasons at the club after initial loan spells.The 10-time Spain international has been linked to numerous Premier League clubs and his agent confirmed the offers had come from England.”You can imagine that they come from England because they can afford it without any problems,” Gaggioli said.”They could even raise it.”last_img read more

October 24

USA: Leevac Shipyards Completes Construction of Two …

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Robert Allan, February 25, 2014 zoom Leevac Shipyards has completed the construction of the second of two Robert Allan designed Z-Tech® 2400 tugs.Zeus was delivered to its owners Suderman & Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas in December following the delivery of her sister Chloe K in September to her owners: Bay-Houston Towing Co. of Houston, Texas.Both tugs are operated by G&H Towing of Galveston, Texas on behalf of their owners.The Z-Tech® Class tugs from Robert Allan Ltd. are designed primarily for operation in major ports and marine terminals. The design of the Z-Tech® tug emphasizes the safe and capable operation of ship-handling operations with large ships, particularly those with extreme flares. It offers an omni-directional performance; speed and bollard pull astern are almost equal to that going ahead.After taking delivery of eight Z-Tech® 7500 Class Escort Tugs, G&H Towing Company has contracted Robert Allan Ltd. to develop this new compact class of high performance ASD ship-handling/escort tugs.The vessels meet all USCG requirements for vessels under 200 US GRT. Although the vessels are not required to meet Loadline regulations, the owners have opted to voluntarily comply with ICLL.Robert Allan Ltd. design team worked closely with owner’s representatives, led by Mike Nigro, VP of Engineering and Mark Woods, Port Engineer, and the result is yet another capable tug for the G&H fleet. Print  Closelast_img read more

October 22

Baltzers Bog Hydrology Report Released

first_imgA hydrological report on a peat-harvesting proposal for Baltzer’s Bog in the Annapolis Valley is now available to the public. The report, which focuses on the movement of water in the area, is available at the Department of Environment and Labour offices in Halifax and Kentville, as well as on the department website. The department commissioned Jacques Whitford of Dartmouth to prepare the report as part of the environmental assessment for a proposal to harvest peat moss at Baltzer’s Bog, in Coldbrook, Kings Co. The report addresses public concern that a proposed expansion of peat harvesting would affect water levels in Wood Lake, which adjoins the bog. Both the public and the harvesting company, Mark-Lyn Construction, will have the opportunity to comment on the report. The expansion proposal was submitted in June 2004. In July 2004, Kerry Morash, Minister of Environment and Labour decided that Mark-Lyn must submit more information addressing public concerns. When that information is received, the minister will have 25 days to make a decision on the proposal. During that period, the public can comment on the new information, the hydrological report, and the company’s response to that report. The report is available on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/enla/ess/ea/new.htm . Copies can be viewed at the following offices: — Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour 36 Exhibition St., Kentville 902-679-6086 — Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour 5151 Terminal Rd., Halifax 902-424-5300 Toll Free: 1-877-9ENVIRO (1-877-936-8476)last_img read more

October 18

RBI Board meeting today to mull over Jalan panel report

first_imgMumbai: The RBI Board meeting on Monday to finalise its annual accounts, is also likely to take up the Bimal Jalan panel’s recommendations on Economic Capital Framework (ECF) along with the dividend payment to the government, sources said. The Jalan panel had submitted its report to the RBI Governor on Friday. The report, which recommends transfer of surplus reserves to the government in a staggered manner over three-five years based on a predetermined formula, may be put on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) website later for public access. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe RBI follows July-June financial year and the dividend is usually distributed in August after annual accounts are finalised. For FY20, the government has pegged a Rs 9,000 crore dividend from the RBI. Sources had earlier said that the RBI may start transferring the first tranche of the surplus this calendar, based on the Jalan panel report. With economy facing a slowdown in key sectors, the government is looking at RBI dividends and surplus to step up public investment and tackle funding gaps. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostBut any decision on capital transfers based on the panel’s proposals may not come on Monday as the board members may need more time to study the recommendations. The board however, most likely will announce the normal dividend to be paid to the government for FY19 based on the surplus, sources said. The government has already received Rs 40,000 crore during FY19. In February this year, the RBI had announced a Rs 28,000 crore interim dividend taking the total dividend transfer to the government to Rs 68,000 crore. The RBI Central Board will have to approve the Rs 28,000 crore interim dividend. So far the extent of capital reserves to be transferred to the government based on the Jalan panel report has been a matter of speculation. According to BofA Merrill Lynch, the ECF is expected to peg the excess capital of the RBI at Rs 1-Rs 3 lakh crore, where Rs 1 lakh crore is from contingency reserves and Rs 2 lakh crore from revaluation reserves. “The RBI Act doesn’t bar the RBI from transferring excess capital if any, to the fisc beyond the RBI’s annual surplus,” BofA Merrill Lynch said. As per 2017-18 annual report of the RBI, the reserves stand at Rs 9.6 trillion.last_img read more

October 12

Morocco Receives First US Abrams Tanks for Royal Armed Forces

Rabat – Upon the instructions of the King, Supreme Commander and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), a ceremony to receive the first US Abrams Tanks M1A1, meant for the FAR, was held on Tuesday at the central department for material management and storage (ECGCM) in Nouaceur.Chaired by Major General, Inspector of the Armored Corps , the ceremony was attended by wali of greater Casablanca and US Consul General in Casablanca, as well as by two important Moroccan and American delegations, said a statement by the FAR general staff.The Abrams Tanks are part of a purchase contract and will be delivered in batches over 2017 and 2018, said the statement, adding that this transaction mirrors the shared will by Morocco and the USA to deepen their defense cooperation and contributes to fostering interoperability between the FAR and US armed forces. The Abrams Tanks belong to the 3rd generation of main battle tanks and their acquisition are part of the plan of upgrading FAR’s major equipment which was decided by HM the King, the statement underlined.With MAP read more

October 12

Olympic Games offer venue to promote peace and friendship Ban says in

2 July 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the opportunity presented by the Beijing Olympic Games to promote friendship and peace, as he toured the site where athletes and fans from around the world will gather in just over one month’s time. “I hope this Olympic Games will be the venue for all athletes and people of the world to promote their mutual understanding, harmony, reconciliation and friendship on the basis of fair competition,” Mr. Ban told reporters after a visit to the main venue for the competitions, known as the Bird’s Nest Stadium.The Secretary-General hailed China’s preparations for the Games, stating that “the facilities and technologies all seem to be excellent. “This is really fantastic, the most impressive that I have ever seen,” he said. “I am quite confident that the Beijing Olympic Games will be the most successful Olympics in the history of the Olympic Games,” Mr. Ban added. While in the Chinese capital, the Secretary-General will be meeting with President Hu Jintao, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and other top officials. Mr. Ban arrived in Beijing yesterday following his visit to Japan – the first stop on a three-nation tour that will also take him to the Republic of Korea before returning to Japan for the G-8 summit of major industrialized nations in Hokkaido. read more

October 3

Cineplex open to producing original content as movie attendance drops 12

Cineplex open to producing original content as movie attendance drops 12% by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 15, 2017 8:38 am MDT Last Updated Feb 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Canada’s largest movie theatre chain is open to the idea of producing original content like Netflix and Amazon do, the head of Cineplex said Wednesday.CEO Ellis Jacob said the Toronto-based company isn’t signing up to produce Hollywood blockbusters but he would consider smaller productions.“It’s a matter of being opportunistic in certain circumstances,” Jacob said Wednesday following the company’s latest earnings release.“For example, if there is a particular movie that a distributor has that we feel comfortable with, we may join venture with them. But as far as getting into large productions of movies, that’s not a business that we’re going to head down.”Producing content can be financially risky. Companies generally need a large amount of capital up front in the hopes that a film would take off with audiences in order to generate a healthy return.“To say, OK, by making our own movies, (we’re) diversifying in that degree, the risk of how they do is still there,” Jacob said.“I’m not saying it’s a bad business. I’m saying it’s not a business that we’re focused on to look at from a big numbers perspective.”Cineplex said the idea came up earlier this month during a panel in Ottawa featuring Michael Kennedy, its executive vice-president.Adam Shine, a media and telecom analyst at National Bank Financial, said he doesn’t see moviemaking becoming a core focus for Cineplex, especially as it has already dipped into other businesses such as gaming.Earlier in the day, Cineplex reported a 12 per cent decline in attendance in its fourth quarter compared to the same period last year. It attributed that to a stronger movie lineup in the fourth quarter of 2015 that included some of the highest-grossing films of all time, such as “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.”The drop in attendance to 17.9 million visits from 20.4 million was partly offset by higher per-patron spending on tickets and concessions.Cineplex’s net income was down 69.6 per cent, falling to $23.3 million or 37 cents per diluted share in the quarter ended Dec. 31 from $76.8 million or $1.20 per diluted share a year before.Its 2015 fourth quarter profit included an unusual gain related to the acquisition of CSI and a favourable change in the value of a financial instrument linked to a 2013 acquisition.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. read more

September 25

We will block any attempts to rig 2020 elections – Jagdeo

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese fears of rigged elections valid – Opposition LeaderSeptember 17, 2018In “latest news”Opposition Leader restates call for int’l probe into fake SoPs during 2015 electionsMarch 7, 2016In “latest news”Attempts at electoral rigging will have consequences- Opposition LeaderJune 15, 2018In “latest news” Nevertheless, the former President said the PPP is paying keen attention to several questionable actions being taken by Government especially as it relates to the unilateral appointment of a GECOM chairman and the digitization process being used at the General Register office. “We are not laying down and taking it for granted that they won’t rig…We will block those,” he said to the large gathering. Addressing hundreds of people who gathered at Babu John, Berbice, to celebrate the centenary birth anniversary of the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan, General Secretary of the PPP Bharrat Jagdeo said that Guyanese have every reason to fear this could happen as it has manifested itself in the past. Jagdeo also feels that having a biometric system during the next elections could help to reduce or limit any chances of duplicate ballots being produced. He also urged persons to get registered and look out for any suspicious move that would interfere with the process for the 2020 elections. A section of the crowd at Babu Jaan this afternoon as PPP General Secretary Dr Bharrat Jagdeo address the audienceAlthough there is rising concern over the possibility of the next elections being rigged in favour of the ruling A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change coalition, the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) has made a commitment to work towards blocking any such move. But a fired up Jagdeo told the cheering crowd that the PPP will no doubt win the next elections especially since the voters gained by the coalition Government in 2015 have now returned to his party. He said the odds of the coalition government returning to office after 2020 is slim for other reasons as well. read more

September 21

Google Nexus being used to test if screams can be heard in

first_imgScience does some weird things sometimes, such as turning rats in superheroes or generating meat out of a printer, but one thing science hasn’t accomplished was shooting a smartphone into space just to see what happens — until now, thankfully. A team of researchers from the University of Surrey has shot a Google Nexus into space in order to test a few things, one of which being the old saying, “In space, no one can hear you scream.”The theory suggests that because space is a vacuum, sound cannot travel through it since there is nothing to carry vibrations. The phone will come equipped with some screams that people submitted online, and will employ an app built by Cambridge University Space Flight specifically for this kind of test. The app will trigger the screams to play, and then monitor if the phone’s speaker can recognize the noise or not.The Nexus will ride on a satellite, dubbed the Strand-1, which will be controlled by an onboard computer, but will give the Nexus control when it comes time to perform experiments. The Strand-1 is small, measuring in at 4×12 inches, weighing only 9.5lbs. Aside from the scream-test, the Nexus will run an app that measures the magnitude of the magnetic field around the phone as it travels through space. Another app will take pictures of the journey, which also helps the team track the little guy.Along with the various app-based tests, the satellite will be testing a couple of new propulsion systems. One system — pulsed plasma thrusters — melts a material which in turn releases a gas that can be used in conjunction with a magnetic field to push the satellite in a given direction. The other system, dubbed Warp Drive (unfortunately not for cool Star Trek reasons, as it stands for Water Alcohol Resisto-jet Propulsion De-orbit Re-entry Velocity Experiment), shoots out a water-alcohol mixture to gain thrust.You can track the Strand-1 on Twitter, because it is 2013 and it’s difficult to be exciting unless you can compress the excitement into 140-character sentences.last_img read more

September 21

Poll shows growing level of pessimism

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A new opinion poll indicates that the majority of Greeks are pessimistic about the future of the country’s beleaguered economy while fearing more painful reforms and social unrest.According to the poll, conducted by Public Issue seven out of 10 people believe the country is not on track to economic recovery, with 18 per cent saying they think the steps being taken by the government are in the right direction. In February, when the first raft of austerity measures was unveiled, half of Greeks questioned had expressed this level of pessimism.The majority of the public also fears that the current situation will degenerate. Seven out of 10 respondents said they thought that the economy would be in a worse state a few months from now.Just 12 per cent said they believed the country’s economic state would improve, compared to 32 per cent who had similar optimism in December 2009.An even larger section of the public – 80 per cent, according to the poll – fear the reaction to the government’s austerity measures, with more strikes and demonstrations on the cards.A similarly high proportion of respondents, 84 per cent, claimed to be disappointed by “Greek democracy”.Confidence in the competence of the main political parties remains at a low level, according to the poll. Just 18 per cent of respondents declared themselves satisfied with the job being done by ruling PASOK, slightly down from 22 per cent last month, while only 9 per cent said they were happy with the main conservative opposition New Democracy. As for the popularity of political leaders, Prime Minister George Papandreou remained at last month’s level with 53 per cent of public support, while ND leader Antonis Samaras inched up to 44 per cent from 40 per cent.last_img read more

September 21

International family law disputes between Australia and Greece

first_imgAustralia’s multicultural diversity within an ever increasing global community means that it is not uncommon for one or more parents of a child to have connections to a country other than Australia.The issue of international child abduction by a parent has recently received media attention within Australia. It is estimated that each week two or three children are illegally removed from Australia by one of their parents.The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a multilateral treaty in force between Australia and a number of other countries. It stands as the main international agreement that covers international parental child abduction; the the main legal process available to parents if a child has been abducted to a country which is a signatory to the Convention. Australia ratified the Hague Convention in 1986 and Greece ratified it in 1992. There are currently 98 states party to the Convention. In order for a parent to make an application for the return of a child to Australia under the Hague Convention, the child must be under the age of 16 years and have been ‘habitually resident’ in Australia immediately before their removal or retention in another Hague Convention signatory country. The parent seeking the child’s return must also prove that they had rights of custody for the child under Australian law immediately before the child was removed or retained from Australia. In other words, it is not what the ‘fight’ is about, but where the ‘fight’ should take place. The primary intention of the Convention is to preserve whatever status quo child custody arrangement existed immediately before an alleged wrongful removal or retention, thereby deterring a parent from crossing international boundaries in search of a more sympathetic court and taking a child away from their extended family without consideration of what would be in the child’s best interests. An application for the return of a removed child may be challenged on a number of grounds including that the child would be exposed to grave risk or psychological harm in the event they were returned. Other defences include that the child has subsequently settled in their new country, or that the parent seeking the return of a child consented to the removal of the child. Nicholes Family Lawyers acted in the matter of State Central Authority & Papastavrou [2008] FamCA 1120 in which the Family Court found that grave risk of harm from ongoing family violence was sufficient to preclude the return of abducted children to their country of origin under the Hague Convention. In this case a mother was not forced to return the children to Greece, on the basis that the two young children would be exposed to grave risk of psychological harm in the event they were returned to Greece. This was a landmark decision by the Family Court of Australia (FCA).The Australian-born mother moved to Greece as an adult and married the father who was Greek. They had two children there. After a few years the mother followed her doctor’s advice to travel to Australia for medical treatment for injuries sustained through repeated domestic violence perpetrated by the husband. The mother travelled to Australia with the children with the consent of the husband and decided to stay permanently on the basis that she felt unsafe to return to the husband in Greece.The husband made an application under the Hague Convention for the children to be returned to Greece. Usually the FCA would have ordered that the children be returned to Greece to allow the Greek courts to determine the parenting arrangements for the children under Greek law. In this significant ruling, however, the Family Court found that although the mother acted unlawfully, she did not have to return the children to Greece on the grounds that there was a ‘grave risk’ they would be exposed to harm. The Family Court relied on evidence from a Greek legal expert that police in Greece did not adequately protect domestic violence victims. The Court also took into account that the mother may have been imprisoned for breaching Greek laws if she returned due to the father’s application. The Court also relied on expert medical evidence which provided that the mother was at risk of dying if she suffered another episode of physical violence perpetrated by the husband. What makes the case rare is that the mother successfully argued that she would not be adequately protected against domestic violence in Greece. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that former FCA Chief Justice Alastair Nicholson said the case was rare because it was difficult to argue that countries with similar legal systems could not protect people from domestic violence. “The assumption is usually that the country will deal with what’s complained of,” he said. “However, where you have direct evidence that that’s not the case, then the interpretation of the convention is certainly open.” Mr Nicholson also went on to say that “it’s a very unusual case.” About Nicholes Family Lawyers Sally Nicholes is the managing partner and has extensive involvement in international child abduction matters. She has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the Australian Federal Police for her work on an operation that resulted in the successful location of an abducted child. Sally has extensive involvement in special medical procedure applications, handling out-of-court settlements of both financial and children’s family law matters, and handling contested hearing and appeal cases.Sally recently presented a paper titled Addressing Cultural Issues When Making Decisions in the Best Interests of Children with Judge Alexandra Harland of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Dr Robert Simon at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Stefan Pantellis joined the firm as an associate in 2017 and has worked exclusively in family law and family violence prevention in both private practice and the community sector. Stefan has a keen interest in complex parenting disputes, including international child abduction matters under the Hague Convention, and financial disputes for married and de facto couples involving third-party creditors.Stefan is a Greek-speaking lawyer and is a member of the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association, the Nicholes Family Lawyers International Family Law Specialist Group.Sally Nicholes and Stefan Pantellis. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

September 17

Top Performers in Hospitality to be awarded at 10th Annual Star Awards

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 07, 2018 – Providenciales – The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) will launch an all-new event format as the organization prepares to award the island’s top performers in the hospitality industry at the 10th Annual Star Awards later this month.  For the first time, nominees in 18 categories will be honored across two events: a ‘Cocktail Soiree’ for all nominees will be held at 6pm on February 8th at Treasure Beach, Beaches Turks & Caicos, followed by the official 10th Annual Star Awards ceremony scheduled for 6pm on February 22nd at the Croquet Lawn, The Palms Turks & Caicos which will honor the top three (3) finalists in each category.  Entertainment for both events will be provided by Prime DJs.The 19 prestigious awards up for grabs this year include: the Heart of Hospitality Award ; the Ambassador Award; TCHTA’s Shining Star; Employee of the Year; Supervisor of the Year; Manager of the Year; Housekeeper of the Year; Bartender of the Year; Chef of the Year; Executive Chef of the Year; Hotel of the Year; Hotelier of the Year; Restaurant of the Year; Taxi Driver of the Year; Entertainer of the Year; TCHTA Allied Member Restaurant of the Year; and the Allied Member of the Year. Nominations have been submitted from the association’s 200 members and will be revealed soon.Half of the nominations are voted on by an independent panel of judges – people selected because of their standing and understanding of the industry, and the other half are voted on by the members.  Winners are kept top secret and not announced until the night of the event.A new category being introduced this year, the “Above and Beyond Award” will be given to 15 members of the community who are considered ‘hurricane heroes’, going above and beyond the call of duty to help and aid others in the aftermath of last year’s storms.  These individuals were nominated by the public and will receive their awards at the February 22nd event.Members of the public are encouraged to join in the celebrations by purchasing a ticket from the TCHTA. For more information regarding the 10th Annual Star Awards, contact the TCHTA via phone at (649) 941-5787 or email nicholette@turksandcaicoshta.com or sonia@turksandcaicoshta.com. You may also connect with the TCHTA via Facebook or Twitter for an opportunity to win a ticket to the event.last_img read more

September 17

Liverpool are confident of title success Alisson

first_imgAlisson Becker has dismissed any speculation of nerves creeping into the Liverpool squad as they bid to win the title for the first time in 29 years.The Brazilian shot-stopper still believes they can win the Premier League despite City returning to the top of the table on goal difference.However, the Reds can reclaim top spot if they beat Bournemouth on Saturday, after managing back-to-back draws with Leicester and West Ham.🔙🔛🔝#PL pic.twitter.com/u5z2qtPZfX— Premier League (@premierleague) February 6, 2019When asked if nerves are playing a part, the Brazilian goalkeeper told Sky Sports: “I wouldn’t say anything on the matter.“We believe we can win the league.“We’ve shown in the past that we’re good enough and we’ll continue to show this in the games we’ve got to come.”Alisson Becker, LiverpoolReport: Injury update on Liverpool’s Becker George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Liverpool has released an update on Alisson Beckers progress as he recovers from injury.According to Liverpoolfc.com, there is still no timeline for the Brazillian…“Our pressure is the same,” he added. “We take things game by game without worrying about what our opponents are doing.“Everyone wants to win this league but at Liverpool, our concern is winning games and not dropping points.“We don’t think about Man City, we think about ourselves. We only think about what we can do and how things are moving forward.”😍 THAT pass from @Alissonbecker… pic.twitter.com/NDH1egNkbs— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 1, 2019That starts on Saturday, according to the Brazilian, who says Liverpool’s game against Bournemouth at Anfield is a must-win for Klopp’s side.“I really want to win the Premier League with Liverpool,” said the goalkeeper. “We need to win games and we need to focus on our next opponent.“To get back to the top of the league we need to win games that comes from hard work, starting on Saturday.”last_img read more

September 16

WISHH Staff Travels to Liberia to Monitor Super Gari Expansion Project

first_imgErica with the River Gee field team, county supervisor, and FNAs.The American Soybean Association’s WISHH Africa Program Manager Erica Morrow, Project Assistant Leith McIndewar, and Program Administrator Eric DeMerit traveled to Liberia this week to monitor programming under the USAID funded HANDS program, led by Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OICI).Morrow traveled to Fishtown in River Gee County to observe the progress of construction on a second “Super Gari” processing facility in the region; WISHH currently has an established facility operating in adjoining Grand Gedeh County in the town of Zwedru. Newly constructed Fishtown production facility.Both processing centers will be producing a fortified blended food using imported U.S. soybean flour, micronutrients and locally grown cassava. The Fishtown facility is expected to be fully operational by February 2014. Morrow also met with local staff to discuss and manage program activities while traveling in the region.WISHH staff were also joined by health and nutrition consultant Cade Fields-Gardner, who is working to solidify the nutrition component of the program and expand current systems to better integrate program components.last_img read more

September 16

Macaus gross gaming revenue up 166 in December

first_imgMacau’s casinos farewelled 2018 in style with gross gaming revenue climbing 16.6% year-on-year to MOP$26.47 billion (US$3.28 billion) in December.The impressive result, which comfortably exceeded forecasts of between 9% and 11% growth, represented a 29th consecutive month of positive GGR and was the third highest monthly amount in real terms after October and August.December’s final revenue figure took Macau’s GGR for all of 2018 to MOP$302.85 billion (US$37.5 billion), up 14.0% on last year’s gross gaming revenue for the Asian gaming hub.last_img read more

September 15

3 in custody after drugfueled attack on Doral cops

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – A routine domestic disturbance call ended in assault for several Doral Police officers, sending three people believed to have been under the influence of drugs to the hospital.According to Doral Police, officers responded to a call about a man and a woman fighting at a home near Northwest 33rd Street and 91st Avenue, Saturday night.Responding officers found a man lying on the floor. When an officer went to check on him, officials said, the subject assaulted him.When additional units responded, police said, another man and a woman assaulted those officers.Investigators said the subjects were agitated and incoherent.Police said officers were forced to deploy a Taser on one of the subjects.Officials said another subject was hallucinating and told one of the officers he had taken LSD. All three subjects were taken to the hospital. Police said they will be later arrested and taken to jail.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

September 14

Governing Magazine Goes on the Block

first_imgTimes Publishing publishes its flagship St. Petersburg Times newspaper as well as Florida Trend magazine.Governing targets state and city government officials and has a BPA-audited monthly circulation of 80,000. One week after agreeing to sell Congressional Quarterly to The Economist Group, Florida’s Times Publishing Company today said it has put Washington, D.C.-based Governing magazine on the block. Times Publishing hired investment bankers the Jordan, Edmiston Group as its advisor, the company said.Governing—along with its Web site and related events properties—is one of three divisions that made up the former Congressional Quarterly group. Last year, Times Publishing sold the CQ Press books division to Sage Publications. At the time, Times Publishing said it was looking to direct its resources toward its Florida-based properties.last_img read more

September 10

CNET Asks Did you notice the Facebook outage

first_imgFacebook experienced an almost day-long outage on Wednesday. Facebook’s outage affected a near 2 billion people, with their problems starting around 9 a.m. PT Wednesday morning. The outage affected users mainly in the US and Europe, but also affected users in South America, Australia and Asia. The outage was also felt in apps and companies owned by Facebook, most notably Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook’s virtual reality company Oculus, was also affected. On Thursday Facebook announced the problem was due to a server configuration change and apologized for what eventually became the longest and largest outage in its history. While many abstain from social media, there’s no denying its presence in today’s world. Many people were frustrated not being able to load their social feeds. Many businesses who use Facebook or Instagram for ad placements were undoubtedly upset as well. Did this outage affect you at all? Did you even notice it? While Facebook and Instagram are the largest services to go down, what if other social media outlets such as Twitter or Snapchat were out as well? How crazy would that be? Let us know how you feel about these questions and more in the poll below and feel free to explain your vote in the comments. Check out previous installments of CNET Asks here, and cast your votes on a wide range of topics. If there is a particular question you’d like to see asked, or if you’d like a shot at being featured in a future edition, join us at CNET Member Asks and submit your topic idea. Facebook Instagram WhatsApp 1:42 Mobile Mobile Apps 2 Tags Share your voice Where were you when Facebook went down? Now playing: Watch this: Tour Facebook’s new Instagram-worthy digs in Singapore Comments CNET Asks 23 Photoslast_img read more

August 31

Making Delhi a cultural hub

first_imgDelhi government pledges support to the Events and Entertainment Industry and joins hands with Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA) to make Delhi a global cultural hub. It was a show of strength by the Indian Events and Entertainment industry at the EEMAX Global Awards on August 3 where Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia pledged the support and co-operation of his government towards making Delhi a cultural hub of global standards. Sisodia recognised that the events industry in India has come a long way but continues to face issues that are detrimental to its progress. Sisodia also announced that the government of Delhi is in the process of creating an Event Management Skill Institute in collaboration with EEMA. “We will aim to give the best professionals to the country through this institute,” he said.last_img read more

August 30

VIDEO Man filming lightning strikes almost gets struck by lightning

first_imgA Norwegian man was in his backyard filming lighting strikes a couple of miles away, because that’s entertainment in Norway, when the lightning tried to end him.After a couple of cracks in the distance, a bolt struck just feet away from his deck with a deafening crack. It blew up some of his yard, but the man was unharmed. Norway looks absolutely terrifying.Watch this, and……. wait for it…last_img