Panchkula, Oct 27 (IANS) Defending Champions Minerva Punjab FC, begin their I-League title defence with a home game against Goan giants Churchill Brothers Sports Club at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Sunday.The Warriors’ from Punjab have a 2-1 head to head advantage going into the game with the former two-time winners.Both teams have new strategists at the helm in the form of Irishman Paul Munster for the defending champions and Romanian Petre Gigiu for the Goans and with new look squads from last year, it will be interesting to see what impressions they form at the beginning of the season.Technical Director and UEFA Pro-license holder coach Paul Munster is a 36-year old who played as striker successfully in Canada and comes to India after successful coaching stints in Sweden with youth teams. It should hold them in good stead because Minerva is known for its good youth setup as well as for scouting and nurturing good young talent, in their brief but impressive history so far.”We are the champions and so every team will be up against us. The players need to step up. Once the game starts, its all about the two teams and 90 minutes out at the pitch,” Munster said.Minerva’s squad for the 12th Hero I-League once again reflects the focus on youth. In a potentially exciting forward line, 20-year-old sensation from Kohima, Hitova Ayemi, may just be the surprise package this time around for them. Ayemi will have company in the duo of experienced forward C.S. Sabeeth, who is on a welcome return to form after scoring nine goals for Ozone FC in an impressive second division I-League campaign last year, and Ghanian strike man William Opoku, whose five goals last year played a key part in Minerva’s title win.Speaking of exciting young talent, the champions also have the likes of Nongdamba Naorem in their ranks, the former Arrows winger who scored one of the best goals ever seen in Indian football in the previous edition last year. Then there is the ambidextrous winger Makan Winkle Chothe who has made it up the Minerva ranks with virtuoso performances in their youth ranks, Delhi forward Dilliram Sanyasi as well as Souvik Das, a 23-year-old play maker from Bengal.Deepak Devrani, Ashpreet Singh and Akashdeep Singh will provide the Minerva defence with some continuity while Arshdeep Singh or Bhaskar Roy will likely man the Minerva goal post. Another quality addition to the champions squad this year will be Japanese forward Yu Kuboki, roped in from Sydney Olympic FC after being in imperious form for them last season.Forward Akash Sangwan sounded confident, saying: “The biggest advantage is we are playing our first match at home. Our pre-season went really well so everyone is confident. We have played quite a few friendly matches so there’s enough understanding between players and coach.”For the Goans, coach Gigiu, who comes on the back of immense success in Algeria, will look no further than Gambian Dawda Cessay and Trinidadian Willis Deon Plaza to score the bulk of the goals for his team. Churchill have also got back some players who have played for them previously and will be comfortable in the setup. Prominent among them will be midfielder Israel Gurung, who will be in his third stint at the club and forward Uttam Rai who comes back for a second stint.Churchill’s defence should be led by Wayne and Lebanese Hussein Eldor while James Kithan should be a safehouse in goal. Burly Ugandan Khalid Aucho in midfield is the other prominent foreigner to look out for in the Churchill ranks.Speaking on match day eve, Petre Gigiu shared his thoughts on the game.”It’s a big game for us tomorrow and we want to play good for our supporters. We will surely try not to repeat mistakes from last season. We have five good foreign players this time, so we want to maintain good results,” Gigiu said.–IANStri/bgadvertisement read more
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has reported another vessel and crew stranded in the port of Argentia in Newfoundland and Labrador.ITF said the crew of the Jana comprised of three Russians and eight Ukrainians contacted their inspector Gerard Bradbury stating they had not been paid since June of this year with outstanding wages topping CAD 120,000 (USD 105,800) for current and former crew. The Jana has provisions for less than a month and fuel for less than ten days.“Contact has been made with the current owners in Germany,” said Bradbury. “We are awaiting word for the plan for the ship, but something has to be done as this crew doesn’t have many options.”ITF Canadian Coordinator Peter Lahay has also been in touch with a liquidation company with some interest in the vessel. They hope that the ship can be sold before winter sets in.It was around the same time last year that the vessel Navi Wind ran into problems with safety and was blown back into the port of Argentia where it was discovered the crew were owed more than CAD 100,000 (USD 88,196) in back wages and also had a long list of safety issues that the ship was detained on.Press release read more
WASHINGTON – A new global survey suggests the world’s impression of the United States is plummeting under President Donald Trump, with Canada registering the largest such decline of any country within the Western Hemisphere.The Gallup polling company registered the worst annual score for the U.S. since it began doing annual global leadership surveys in 2007 — with approval of U.S. leadership down nearly 20 points in one year, now languishing at 30 per cent worldwide.“More people now disapprove of U.S. leadership than approve,” said Jon Clifton of Gallup. “This historic low puts the U.S.’s leadership approval rating on par with China’s and sets a new bar for disapproval.”Germany has replaced the U.S. as the top-rated global power in the world, at 41 per cent according to Gallup. The U.S. is now just behind China at 31 per cent, and just ahead of Russia at 27 per cent.The survey found wall-to-wall declines throughout the Americas — with the biggest shift in the next-door neighbour to the north.The number of Canadian respondents who said they approved of the job performance of the U.S. leadership dropped 40 per cent in one year, followed by slightly less dramatic dips in Panama and Costa Rica, with the other U.S. NAFTA neighbour, Mexico, showing a decline of 28 per cent.In Canada, 20 per cent of respondents said they approved of the job performance of U.S. leadership; 76 per cent said they disapproved.Those numbers were backed up by another new poll Thursday. Angus Reid said a mere 13 per cent of Canadians surveyed had a positive impression of the Trump presidency, versus 70 per cent who saw it negatively, with the numbers declining from earlier surveys. Trump received the highest approval in Alberta, where 29 per cent viewed him positively, and 16 per cent had mixed feelings.”This hurts a lot,” tweeted Bruce Heyman, former president Barack Obama’s last ambassador to Canada.”Our best friend Canada has been impacted by this administration’s immigration policy, environmental policy and trade policy. But most important the language and style coming from (Trump) don’t match up to Canadian values.”Views of the U.S. declined even more elsewhere — in Belgium, and in Portugal, with the latter registering the largest drop in support for U.S. leadership with a decline of 51 per cent.The U.S. made a number of major international moves in the first year of Trump’s presidency.It withdrew from the Paris climate accord, cancelled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, began renegotiating NAFTA, recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, withdrew from the UN cultural agency, questioned or watered down agreements with Iran and Cuba, blocked Syrian refugees, cancelled several migration programs, instituted a travel ban on certain countries, threatened North Korea over its nuclear program and re-committed to the war in Afghanistan.Support for the U.S. grew in several countries.It was up in Israel, Poland, Slovakia, Belarus, Liberia, Lebanon, Iraq, and in perennial U.S. rival Russia, where approval of U.S. leadership registered only eight per cent, despite the increase.Gallup sampled 1,000 people per country in 134 countries in a variety of face-to-face, landline telephone and cellphone interviews, and considers its results accurate to within two and five percentage points, depending on the country. read more
The Canadian Press WINNIPEG – Manitoba Justice says the Crown will not appeal the acquittal of a man who was accused of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine.The Crown says in a statement that only errors in law can be appealed when someone is found not guilty.“After a critical review … by the Manitoba Prosecution Service’s appeal unit and the Crown attorneys who prosecuted the case, it has been determined there are no grounds to base a successful appeal,” says the statement released Tuesday.A jury found Raymond Cormier not guilty last month of second-degree murder in the Indigenous girl’s death.Her body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River eight days after she disappeared in August 2014.The Crown said it had advised Tina’s family of the decision.Tina was raised by her great-aunt, Thelma Favel, from the Sagkeeng First Nation, 120 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. The teen left to visit her mother in Winnipeg at the end of June 2014 and became an exploited youth.Favel called Child and Family Services with concerns about Tina, who ran away repeatedly from a youth shelter and hotels where she was placed.She was last seen leaving a downtown hotel, where she told a private contract worker employed by child welfare that she was going to a shopping centre to meet friends.There was no DNA evidence linking Cormier to the teen and doctors who were called to testify at his trial said they could not definitively say how Tina died.A pathologist testified that her death was suspicious because of the manner in which her body was found. read more
9 December 2009The humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe, plagued in recent years by food shortages, an erosion of basic services and an economic downturn due in part to long-running political strife, has significantly improved but continued aid is still needed to maintain the positive gains, a top United Nations official said today. “Any sudden shock can wipe out the recent gains,” Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Catherine Bragg said at the end of a three-day visit. “We must continue working together to avoid losing the momentum. The international community has been generous to the people of Zimbabwe in 2009 by granting $642 million for humanitarian needs. It is my hope that this will continue well into 2010.”During her visit, Ms. Bragg co-launched with Government counterparts the 2010 consolidated appeal for the southern African country, totalling $378 million, and met the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and five cabinet ministers in Harare, the capital.While acknowledging the Government’s main focus on recovery and development as crucial, she also stressed that humanitarian aid must not be neglected, as it continues to assist the most vulnerable communities.She noted the importance of the Government’s responsibility in sustaining the achievements to date, urging it to continue supporting humanitarian workers and to expedite the issuing of work permits to humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs).The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will continue working with local government structures on coordinating aid delivery at national and local levels, she added.OCHA noted that the erosion of basic services has left some 6 million people without access to safe water and sanitation, and the prolonged economic downturn has put their livelihoods at risk.More than 343,000 adults and 35,000 children under the age of 15 urgently need antiretroviral (ARV) treatment out of 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS, and a third of children under five are chronically malnourished. Moreover the country’s substantial cereal shortage means that almost 2 million people will need food aid at the peak of the 2010 hunger season between January and March, on top of a cholera outbreak which has spread to half of Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces since September, OCHA said.Ms. Bragg also went to Mashonaland Central province to visit humanitarian projects backed by UN agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and their NGO partners.These included a district hospital with pre-positioned medical stocks in case of a cholera outbreak, a training programme for grassroots health workers, and a communal farm used as a demonstration site for farmers sharing good agriculture practices. read more
“I urge the authorities to take all possible measures to improve the safety of journalists and bring those guilty of attacks against media workers to justice,” Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova said. “Impunity is posing a direct threat to freedom of expression and press freedom in Mexico.”According to Reporters without Borders, a total of 80 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000, making it one of the most dangerous countries to exercise freedom of expression. The majority of killings have been linked to organized crime and drug trafficking, adding to the overall number of casualties – estimated at 50,000 – since the start of the country’s federal offensive against drug trafficking in December 2006.UNESCO said in a news release that the beheaded body of María Elizabeth Macías, editor of Primera Hora newspaper from Nuevo Laredo in the state of Tamaulipas, was found on 24 September with a message linking the murder to her reporting on organized crime on social networks.“María Elizabeth Macías is one of all too many brave Mexican journalists, including several women, murdered because they maintained their integrity as journalists and wrote about the activities of organized crime. It is essential for democracy and for the restoration of rule of law, that journalists and editors be able to exercise their profession without fearing for their lives,” Ms. Bokova said.The killing of Ms. Macías, 39, follows the murders of María Yarce Viveros and Rocio González Trápaga, whose bodies were found strangled in a park in Mexico City on 1 September. Earlier this week UNESCO also spoke out against the slayings. 27 September 2011Condemning the murders of three women journalists in Mexico over the past month, the United Nations agency that defends press freedom today pressed for stronger measures to halt the frequent violence against reporters in the Latin American country. read more
WINNIPEG — Prices were mostly lower in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Thursday:Canola: Nov. ’17 $0.90 lower $492.60; Jan. ’18 $0.70 lower $498.80; March ’18 $0.40 lower $504.00; May ’18 $0.40 lower $506.50; July ’18 $0.40 higher $508.50; Nov. ’18 unchanged $484.50; Jan. ’19 unchanged $486.20; March ’19 unchanged $488.90; May ’19 unchanged $488.90; July ’19 unchanged $488.90; Nov. ’19 unchanged $488.90.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $145.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $148.00; March ’18 unchanged $151.00; May ’18 unchanged $151.00; July ’18 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $151.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $151.00; March ’19 unchanged $151.00; May ’19 unchanged $151.00; July ’19 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $151.00. read more
TSX index lags American stock markets as U.S. jobs data impresses by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 4, 2015 8:18 am MDT Last Updated Dec 4, 2015 at 4:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – North American stock markets finished the Friday session higher led by a gain of nearly 370 points on the Dow after another month of solid U.S. jobs growth.Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 34.10 points to 13,358.77, ending the week of trading at practically the same level it began.The Canadian dollar was down 0.21 of a cent at 74.76 cents U.S.Wall Street posted even bigger gains during the session helped by November data, which showed a gain of 211,000 jobs in the United States, suggesting that an interest rate hike is in the cards from the Federal Reserve at its meeting later this month.The Dow Jones closed ahead up 369.96 points at 17,847.63 while the broader S&P 500 index advanced 42.07 points to 2,091.69 and the Nasdaq rose 104.74 points to 5,142.27.“I think the Fed wants to at least start the path towards normalizing rates, but the market is satisfied that it will be done in a very gradual fashion,” said Patrick Blais, managing director and senior portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management.“We’re sitting in a golden scenario where the U.S. economy is strong but not too strong.”Canada’s economy is facing quite a different scenario.Domestic employment figures gave traders little reason for optimism as temporary election-related jobs ran their course, leaving further proof the economy is struggling to grow.Statistics Canada’s latest monthly jobs survey found the economy shed 35,700 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate crept higher by one tenth of a percentage point to 7.1 per cent.Exports were also lower in October as the trade deficit grew to $2.76 billion.On the commodity markets, gold prices moved higher with the February gold contract rising $22.90 to US$1,084.10 an ounce.Oil prices took another hit after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to maintain current production levels. The move will keep 31.5 million barrels a day running through the system, which practically ensures prices will stay near their current downtrodden level.“Fundamentally we’re getting to the point where oil prices are close to reaching the bottom,” said Blais.“It’s just a question of how long we stay in this depressed environment.”January crude was down $1.11 at US$39.97 per barrel and the January contract for natural gas was up half a cent at US$2.19.In corporate developments, Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) was dealt a blow to its US$28 billion takeover attempt of Norfolk Southern.The company, one of the biggest rail operators in the U.S., rejected the offer, saying it was “grossly inadequate.”CP Rail accused Norfolk Southern of mischaracterizing the deal. The Calgary-based company said it would offer a more detailed response Tuesday.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter. read more
The full commodity list for SMMT Meet the Buyer 2014 is now available, with aluminium extrusions, small assemblies and chrome plating on zinc diecasting among the most sought-after components by OEMs.Meet the Buyer, which will take place in London on 25 June, is a key event in the ongoing drive to grow the UK automotive supply chain. It matches OEM sourcing demand to local suppliers, retaining and building on supply chain relationships.SMMT and UKTI’s Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO) will jointly host the event to support the sourcing activities of both UK and overseas purchasing organisations, and encourage inwards investment in processes not currently supported in the UK.The strength and capability of the automotive supply chain is a crucial factor in driving growth and attracting inward investment into an industry that employs over 700,000 people and invests over £1.5bn in R&D every year.The commodity list is available in full once you have registered interest in attending by clicking here. Interested buyers and potential suppliers are encouraged to register their interest early and ensure company profile details on the SMMT Automotive Supplier Finder database are up-to-date.For more information about SMMT Meet the Buyer events, contact Nikki Huggett, email@example.com or click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more
WHEN SHE WAS 15, an anti-personnel mine blast nearly killed Gloria Nancy Vasquez as she traveled in rural northwestern Colombia. Now she’s learning how to unearth the deadly explosives.Vasquez, 23, has joined a team of local volunteers being trained by a British organisation to remove landmines from the heavily forested hillsides of El Retiro, in the coffee-producing department of Antioquia.Leftist guerrilla groups, paramilitary fighters and government soldiers have battled in the area for decades, making Antioquia one of Colombia’s most heavily mined regions.The mule that Vasquez was riding “stepped on the landmine, and the blast affected mainly the left side of my body,” she told AFP. “The mule died and they took me to the hospital, unconscious.”Vasquez survived, but suffered multiple scars on her face. She received skin grafts to her left leg, her waist and left arm. “I nearly lost all vision from my left eye and the hearing from my left ear.”“I don’t want what happened to me to happen to anyone else”Vasquez now wants to help clear the mines. “At the beginning, I thought it was risky,” she said. “I like it a lot, because I’ve been through this and I don’t want what happened to me to happen to anyone else.”Colombia has the world’s second highest number of landmine victims after Afghanistan, according to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.Over the years fighters from all sides planted landmines, which are hard to detect and can detonate decades after they were buried.Between 1990 and December 2012 landmines killed more than 2,100 people in Colombia and wounded more than 8,000, according to government figures – and the highest number of victims by far are in Antioquia.The Colombians being trained to clear mines “are basically farmers from the same hamlets where the mines are located. They are men and women that know their territory,” said Nathaly Ochoa with the British non-governmental group Halo Trust, which is training the farmers.Each volunteer gets $325, room and board, transportation and medical and life insurance, said Ochoa, who hopes that by the end of 2013 some 200 Colombian farmers will have been trained to remove landmines.“We’re all going to feel safer”Halo Trust has been carrying out de-mining operations for the past 25 years in 15 countries, including places like Afghanistan, Angola, Laos and Somalia.The training “allows us to make a contribution for the good of our families. We’re all going to feel safer,” said Jhoan Henao, 23, another volunteer mine remover.In 2000, Colombia signed the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, also known as the Ottawa Treaty, aimed at eliminating all anti-personnel landmines. The treaty commits countries to destroy their landmines 10 years after ratifying the treaty, but Colombia had its deadline extended to 2021.“It’s true that the government – the army – has their own capacity to remove mines,” said Grant Salisbury, the Colombia director of Halo Trust. “But the government realises that this does not suffice.”Colombian soldiers stopped placing anti-personnel landmines when their country signed the treaty in 2000, and since 2005 an army battalion has been assigned the full-time duty of removing landmines.But officials say most of the landmines are buried by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s largest leftist rebel group.Colombia and the FARC rebels are currently engaged in peace talks in Havana aimed at ending a conflict that began in 1964.- © AFP, 2013 read more
Image: AP/PA Images 9 Comments By Aoife Barry https://jrnl.ie/4086842 Image: AP/PA Images Jun 24th 2018, 9:31 AM Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 11:01 AM Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year A new study looked at pandas and their reserves, and compared them in 1980 to today. 15,492 Views Our analysis contradicts this view and demonstrates clearly the great value of the panda, both for its cultural and intrinsic value and for the ecosystem services provided by panda reserves.Between 1990 and 2010, China’s National Conservation Project for the Giant Panda and Its Habitat (NCPGPH) doubled panda habitat.And by 2010, a total of 67 panda reserves with an area of more than 33,000 km2 had been established, which covered more than half of suitable panda habitat.What’s it worth?The new study questioned what was that worth. Wei and colleagues used the Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services framework.Ecosystem services include three parts: provisioning services, regulatory services, and culture.According to the study, panda reserves offer a variety of provisioning services that are valued by local people – these include growing crops, grazing animals, procuring water supplies, and harvesting firewood and useful plants.The regulatory services include the benefits of managing precipitated water runoff, sediment retention, carbon sequestration, nutrient retention, and more.The researchers reviewed each of the regulating, provisioning, and cultural services associated with panda reserves, and collated estimates of the value of each from numerous studies.Then, they converted those estimates to US dollars and used the median value for each to generate a combined estimate of the annual per-hectare value of panda reserves.Through this, they found a median estimate of US$632 per hectare per year.Next, they multiplied that per hectare per year value by estimates of forest area within the 67 panda reserves – and came to a value of US$562 million per year in 1980.By 2010, the value of ecosystem services of the panda and its reserves had increased to somewhere between US$2.6 and US$6.9 billion per year.“Now, we know that the system of reserves and protections [for pandas] are working to reverse the panda’s decline and that these efforts have benefits for society and nature at large,” Wei says.This should provide added motivation for people to continue backing panda conservation to bring about the eventual recovery of the species.The researchers say that this news provides justification not just for efforts to preserve the panda, but for other endangered species as well.However, this is not necessarily news that will be welcomed in all quarters, with some environmentalists and conservations – such as Chris Packham – being opposed to the conservation of pandas. Share127 Tweet Email1 PANDA CONSERVATION IS often criticised because of the associated cost, but a new analysis says that it is actually worth billions of dollars.The analysis, reported in Current Biology on June 28 shows that panda conservation has a value that goes beyond protection of pandas themselves.The new findings say that the panda’s protection as an umbrella species yields 10 to 27 times as much value as it costs to maintain the current reserves. They also suggest it might be worth expanding those panda reserves and other investments.China rents pandas to other countries at a cost of about $1 million a panda, and the research is Chinese-based. “Many detractors have argued that spending valuable resources on panda conservation is wasteful,” says Fuwen Wei of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article read more
“Today was the final day and I made it, and it’s been the adventure of a lifetime,” said Kostelnick upon his arrival into Key West. Kostelnick is the first person to ever attempt to run self supported from Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula to Key West, Florida in 97 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes. The total miles ran was 5,384.3, averaging approximately 55.3 miles miles per day. Kostelnick also holds the record for fastest run from San Francisco to NYC, in 42 days averaging 72 miles/day. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An ultra marathon runner has completed his journey from the Kenai Peninsula to Key West, Florida, on November 5. Pete Kostelnick departed from Anchor Point, on July 31. Self supported means not accepting aid from others, and resupplying along the route all on his own. Kostelnick pushed all of his gear in a stroller along the entirety of his journey. read more
2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Comment Car Industry Electric Cars 2020 BMW 330e first drive: A plug-in 3 Series without compromise 37 Photos 1 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class first drive: If it ain’t broke… More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageWith 20 or so more EVs planned for production in the next six years, Volkswagen is going to need a lot of battery cells. Volkswagen Volkswagen has made no secret about its plans for electrification in the near future. With 20 battery-electric models slated to come to market in the next six years, VW is going to need a lot of battery cells, and to get them; it’s decided to make its own.Volkswagen will invest nearly 1 billion Euros in a battery cell production facility in the Lower Saxony region of Germany, the company said Monday in a press release. This news comes pretty soon after the announcement that it would be retooling its factory in Zwickau (also in Saxony) to be an EV only plant.”Today’s decision by the Supervisory Board marks a breakthrough for battery cell production in Lower Saxony,” Stephan Weil, minister president for Lower Saxony, said in a statement. “The production of battery cells is crucial for the No. 1 automotive stronghold. These are positive signals for the Salzgitter location. I am very optimistic that battery cells can be produced in Germany at competitive conditions.”Volkswagen’s release says it’ill have a partner in this battery cell production facility, but it declined to identify that partner. If we were the betting type, we’d guess that it’s Varta — a German battery company in which the government there has recently invested money to kickstart EV cell production.”As part of our comprehensive electrification offensive we plan to secure our battery capacities through strategic partnerships,” Supervisory Board Chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch said in a statement. “At the same time, we wish to expand our production capacities in Europe to support our growth plans. Given the ever greater complexity of our industry and the related challenges, it is essential to focus on our core business.” Volkswagen Tags VW e-Golf wraps new electric drive in hatchback goodness Share your voice Volkswagen read more
By Valerie Fraling, Special to the AFRO“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight. For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use in my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose. With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning“Love makes the world go round” yet the celebration of love in the Black community oft-times goes unnoticed. Is it taken for granted? I don’t think so because on “Any given Sunday” Etta James sings about A Sunday kind of love “A love to last past Saturday night… and I want a Sunday kind of love…, or Nat King Cole “Unforgettable that’s what you are; unforgettable though near or far. Like a song of love that clings to me. How the thought of you does things to me. Never before has someone been more unforgettable in every way.John and Beverly Carter, Donald and Joanne Parker, James and Robin Wood, Raymond and Joan Bowen, Mildred and Robert Stephens, Freeman and Jackie Hrawbrowski, Spencer and Bea Williams, Jerome and Paula Stephens, Lenny and Marlene Clay, Larry and Diana Gibson, Hosea and Leslie King Hammond, Charles and Salima Gibbs, John and Lyberia Massey and William and Rosa Pryor Trusty.A successful marriage is understanding your spouse and being able to love and respect the desires and dreams of each other while remembering “every night is not Saturday night”“You’ve got to give a little, take a little and let your poor heart break a little. That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love. You’ve got to laugh a little, cry a little before the clouds roll by a little. That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love. As long as there’s the two of you, you’ve got the world and all its charms. And, when the world is through with you, you’ve got each other’s arms. You’ve got to win a little, lose a little and always have the blues a little. That’s the story of, that’s the glory of love. “ Jimmy DuranteVernard and Yvonne Wynn, AJ and Carole Miles, Kwesi and Tiffany Mfume, Reggie and Sharon Pinder, Gaylord and Jessie Hill, William and Delores Jessup, Almie and Robin McIntyre, Andrew and Jacquie Cromer, Dwight and Aileen Taylor, Elijah and Maya Cummings, James and Sharon Hopkins, William and Mattie Mumby, Bill and Brenda Jews, Donna and Charles Wilson, Richard and Flora Johnson, Cecil and Sheryl Flamer, Ron and Joy Owens and Theo and Blanche Rogers.The millennials. like Grammy winner Ella Mai tells us to “ Listen to my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up biddy-da-dum, boo’d up. Hear my heart go ba-dum, boo’d up Biddy-da-dum it just won’t stop, it go Ba-dum, boo’d up biddy-da-dum, boo’d up”Jill and Steven Carrington, James and Vhonda Lewis, Calvin and Lydia Baker, Gary and Karen Brooks, Walter and Aja Hill, Robert and Robin Jacobs, John and Charlene McCargo, Ken and Dale Thompson, Richard and Diane Bell McCoy, George and Marian Russell, Guy and Gladys Bragg, Sam and Lydia Redd, Leonard and Rose Hamm, Otha and Bea Grant, Victor and Lola March, Calvin and Greta Burnett, William and Betty Dorsey, Dino and Annette March and Charles and Pat Payne, Thurston and Carol Jones, and Margaret and Luther Johnson.In celebration of Black Love month, I asked renowned bartender Derek Palmer of Gordon Ramsey’s steakhouse to create a cocktail for love month.“It’s getting hot in here” The Horn consists of el Silencio Mezcal, Patron Citrange, Aperol fig preserves, Fresno peppers and egg white foam. It’s just hot enough to be spicy and cool enough to quench your thirst. Now that’s LOVE. Say hello to GM Dalaina Ray and Executive Chef Brandon Sydnor.“It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.” Sidonie Gabrielle ColetteKeep Blanche Beckham and her family in prayer as they mourn the death of her husband Paul Beckham; Beulah and Jay Brown as they mourn the death of her husband and his dad James” Jimmy” Brown and Brenda Sewell and family as they mourn the death of her husband Ernest Sewell. Remembering our friend Shirley Hicks.Celebration time!Our good friend/son Darnell Moses thought he was going to celebrate his 50th birthday without fanfare. Best friends George Ray, Kim Smalls and Tonya Tucker arranged a surprise brunch at the Bygone. After brunch we joined friends at the bar where we witnessed a splendid day and a beautiful Baltimore sunset.Also celebrating her 88th birthday at Four Seasons’ Bygones was Anna Graves with her three daughters and son-in- laws, Lora Mayo (Milton), Cynthia Wilder (Steven), Anna Gray (Harlin), and her grandson Anwar Graves, Esquire.Happy birthday Sam Redd, Lydia McCargo Redd, Kim Crew, Michael Shaw, Marsha Jews and my BFF for fifty plus years Paula Johnson Branch.Forty plus years ago my life changed; I was given a 50-50 chance for survival. I called out to the only one who could save me. Lord what about my children who will take care of them? He heard my cry. So grateful to be celebrating the 50th birthday of my youngest son Michael Gregory Lee on March 4th. Hey, Maxine Gaskins, guess who’s 50. To God be the glory! read more
News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more January 28, 2009 – A combination of MRI and ultrasound is able to measure the metabolism rates of cancer cells, according to research on a new technique developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University. The MRI-ultrasound technique has been refined for breast cancer identification so that each course of treatment is as individual as the woman being treated. The approach helps determine at an earlier stage than ever before which cells are metastasizing, and how they should be treated. The MRI-and-ultrasound-imaging application monitors the metabolic changes that occur during cancer metastasis. Increased blood flow (which can be sensed by ultrasound) and an increase of oxygen consumption (measured with an MRI) can indicate cancer metastasis with unprecedented levels of sensitivity. Normally scientists look for structural changes in the body, such as the presence of a tumor. But with their new methods, clinicains are able to “see” cancer metastasis within a small group of cells long before the cancer spreads to other organs in the body. “Today, clinicians only diagnose cancer when they see a tumor several millimeters in size. But our diagnosis can be derived from observing only a few cells, and looks specifically at the activation levels of a protein called Met. Activated Met is an oncogen,” said Ilan Tsarfaty, M.D., a lead researcher from TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine. “If the tumor cells show activation of Met, we can design personalized medicine to treat a specific kind of breast cancer.” The method, expected to start clinical trials in 2010, is currently being researched in Israel hospitals. “We have developed a non-intrusive way of studying the metabolism of breast cancer in real time,” said Dr. Tsarfaty. “It’s an invaluable tool. By the time results are in from a traditional biopsy, the cancer can already be radically different. But using our technique, we can map the tumor and its borders and determine with high levels of certainty — right away — which patients should be treated aggressively.” “Current breast cancer treatments are not tailored to individual patients,” Dr. Tsarfaty said. “Our approach to profiling individual tumors will not only help save lives today, it will provide the basic research for developing cancer drugs of the future.” The research falls in a new field called “translational and personalized medicine.” The new research can be applied to all solid tumors, including those resulting from lung and brain cancer, and could be used to respond to a wide spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Dr. Tsarfaty reported. Papers describing his methodologies were published recently in the journals Cancer Research and Neoplasia, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of America supports his research. Source: American Friends Tel Aviv University For more information: www.aftau.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | January 28, 2009 MRI with Ultrasound Identifies Breast Cancer Before Metastasis News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… 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. 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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – An appeals court in Vietnam has upheld the 11-year sentence given to a pastor of an outlawed Mennonite church. Authorities say he gave interviews to foreign media and posted articles online that distorted the country’s religious and human rights situations.The 43-year-old Nguyen Cong Chinh was convicted of undermining the government policy of unity at a trial in March. He appealed the sentence. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Judge Pham Ba Son said Tuesday there was no new evidence that constituted a sentence reduction at a half-day hearing in central Gia Lai province.Vietnam’s communist government has tight control over society and all churches must get government approval to operate.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments Share New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Top Stories Sponsored Stories read more
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Einstein’s general theory of relativity turns 100 this yearFind out more in a special issue from Science About 425 years ago Galileo Galilei supposedly dropped pairs of balls of different sizes and materials from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to show that all objects accelerate at the same rate under gravity’s pull Now physicists are performing various versions of this classic experiment (which Galileo probably never performed) to test a basic premise of Einstein’s theory of gravity or general relativity called the equivalence principle In April 2016 a French satellite will blast off to see whether two free-floating cylinders of different materials orbit Earth at exactly the same altitude Another team of physicists aims to reproduce Galileo’s freefall experiment with two different types of atoms Such work compares an object’s inertial mass which determines how much it resists moving when subjected to a force and its gravitational mass which determines how strongly gravity pulls on the thing That equivalence explains Galileo’s experiment According to general relativity it must hold exactly If it doesn’t general relativity cannot be the ultimate theory of gravityIslamabad: The Trump administration has suspended more than a decade-long military training programme of Pakistani personnel at the US institutions a media report said on Saturday days after Islamabad and Moscow signed an agreement to allow Pakistani troops to receive training at the Russian defence centres Pakistan and Russia signed an agreement on Tuesady at their first Joint Military Consultative Committee (JMCC) meeting in Rawalpindi during which the two sides discussed the present status of the bilateral defence relations and agreed that Pakistani troops will receive training at the Russian military training institutes File image of US president Donald Trump AP The relations between Pakistan and the US nosedived this January after President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to Washington but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe haven" to terrorists The US Congress also passed a bill to slash Pakistan’s defence aid to $150 million significantly below the historic level of more than $1billion per year The US military institutions are struggling to fill the 66 slots they had kept aside for officers from Pakistan for the next academic year as the Trump administration refused to provide funds for their training the Dawn newspaper reported quoting official sources The fund for the training of Pakistani officers came from the US government’s International Military Education and Training Programme (IMET) but no funds were made available for Pakistan for the next academic year it said The suspension of the training first became apparent when the US National Defence University (NDU) in Washington which has had reserved seats for Pakistani officers for more than a decade told the outgoing Pakistani officers that the varsity has been asked to fill the positions for the next year with officers from other nations The NDU is one of several US military institutions that train officers from Pakistan The Trump administration had announced early this year that it was suspending security assistance to Pakistan over differences on Afghanistan but indicated that training programmes for military officers will continue The cancellation of slots kept aside for Pakistani officers however shows that the suspension now also applies to training programmes the report said Pakistani officers have been receiving military training and education in the US since early 1960s which were suspended in the 1990s but restored after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks Previously it was not just Pakistan that valued the training and education of its officers received in the US US military institutions also proudly owned training officers who assumed senior positions after returning home such as former Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar the current director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence the report said "This is an unfortunate and ultimately counterproductive decision There are certainly ways to send a strong message to Pakistan but this isn’t the way to do it" Michael Kugelman an expert of Pakistan affairs at the Washington think tank ‘the Wilson Center’ was quoted as saying in the report "This move could squander what little goodwill and trust remains in the military-to-military relationship and it reduces the likelihood that Pakistan will act in the ways that Washington would like it to act" Kugelman said He said there was a long history of educational and training cooperation between the US and Pakistani militaries and this cooperation had withstood the pressures and tensions of the relationship "The fact that these educational exchanges have suffered this blow now suggests that the relationship could be entering into a new phase where even the supposedly safe and protected dimensions of the relationship can become casualties of wider tensions and ill will" Kugelman said So far there is no response from Pakistani official to this move by the US Pakistan’s defence ties with Russia have moved past the bitter Cold War hostilities in recent years and the chill in the relations between Pakistan and the US has further pushed the country towards Russia and China Pakistan has shown eagerness to build military-to-military level ties with Russia Earlier this year the then foreign minister Khawaja Asif visited Moscow during which the two sides agreed to set up a commission to boost military cooperation Russia has over the past three years provided four Mi-35M combat and cargo helicopters to Pakistan and the militaries of the two countries also held joint drills codenamed ‘Friendship’ Gondi retained its second position with 29 million speakers Maharashtra and California Republicans believe the changes will lower most people’s taxes the long-term fix may not be enough who owns Mexicos second-largest mining company “About 15% of my income comes from music as they have factories set up and employees whose livelihoods hang in the balance The new charges carry mandatory life sentencesGarner faces a separate trial in the death of Marilyn Hale Hassan Ghaedi—Polaris Syrians go to the polls in the Baset Alasad Sport Complex in Lattakia Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture but that the video footage was not going to be releasedNo one on the bus was injured according to U a non-profit based in San Francisco" but could not for fear of a lawsuit by the USOC"The USOC did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday evening for nearly a week now protestors have gathered in spite of efforts by security forces to prevent and disperse them But analysts believe the root cause lies within Iran itself Nagpur:" Shinde said"The government is yours the intelligence is yours But the incidents of stone pelting are not stopping" the senior Congress leader said the Independent reports house prices/paying more in rent and a lack of jobs with decent wages were all fucked What I find most interesting is that as users conduct more tests The app takes the data and compares it to a cloud-based database of objects in a distant data center Mo or New York City where communities made martyrs last year of unarmed black men who died at the hands of police Gray’s name was on few people’s lips The unrest people conceded bore little connection to the man whose death catalyzed it “Behind your actions you have to have something to say” says Destiny Morning 20 “It started off with a good message: justice” But the Walmart employeewho said she wanted “a real protest not riots”saw the cause sidetracked by senseless destruction Instead of mourning Gray or campaigning to reform police practices a band of high-school kids threw bricks and snapped selfies in front of smoldering squad carsmacabre trophies in a city whose absence of hope or jobs can make kids feel like revenge is reward enough The causes of the unrest are similar in many ways to the structural problems afflicting hollowed-out communities around the country But Baltimore local residents say is just a little differentgrittier and angrier a major city fierce with pride but plagued by gangs and largely bereft of opportunity for the impoverished “Baltimore is a victim of its own insecurity” says Gerard King a 25-year-old hip hop artist “This is something poverty breeds specifically in men Nothing makes you feel like a man more than being able to make a living” Even many people who condemned aspects of the rioting said they understood it on some levels as an expression of rage and hopelessness at an unequal society “Some of it is necessary” argues Michael Battle 17 who said he supported the looting of stores but did not condone violence or setting fires “It sends a bigger message” MORE: Baltimore Mom Explains Why She Smacked Son at Riot As residents braced for another night of chaos community leaders sought to impart a sense of purpose and peace With public schools closed kids packed a community room at Empowerment Temple Church in the city’s Park Heights neighborhood Hunched at plastic tables spread across yellow-and-green floors they listened to a series of speakers and ate a pizza lunch donated by locals “They riot with no purpose because we give them no purpose” says Anthony Reliford a minister at the church “Everything has been set back another 10 15 20 years in one moment” When you don’t trust the city’s institutions to govern you you have to govern yourselves For much of Tuesday the emotional crowds seemed to be winning that battle Locals said cleanup crews were on site at the epicenter of the rioting early Tuesday morning By the afternoon a crowd of hundreds flooded the intersection under sunny skies singing praying yelling kibitzingwaiting for the mayhem to erupt again as everyone expected Sure enough scattered tumult erupted early in the form of a fistfight and a few water bottles tossed at police But the cops aided by the crowd stamped it out quickly “It contradicts all the good we’re trying to accomplish here” says Robert Baker 45 president of the Baltimore chapter of the Ruff Ryders motorcycle club and part of a motley array of groups that assigned itself peacekeeping duties Shaking his head Baker wandered off into the crowd in search of partners Nearby a group of teenagers stood on the corner in front of the burnt-out CVS Propped next to the entrance was a hand-lettered sign that read: “It’s Your World” Write to Alex Altman at alex_altman@timemagazinecom may have been the spark that set this city ablaze “The Naga Accord was signed one-and-half years ago Ibobi too questioned as to why Modi failed to divulge the details of the framework agreement if it contained no points to harm Manipur integrity can be accused of trying to have his BJP for now and beat it too in the next election Uddhav’s own party is walking behind it That’s the takeaway from today’s nearly 20 minute world premiere and it’s also not the same thing as bath crystals both republican and democrat senators to tell them that Enough 23 she was tagging along to help him settle in a Russian American businessman who was serving as a broker on the deal A brief flashback to the past may be instructive in understanding present polity of this north-western corner of Tamil Nadu It now hosts many of the national and international brands of hotels That was to be expected in San Antonio’s system File photo of San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge also said: "Many people dont connect the symptoms they have today to September 11" the NYC Fire Wire Facebook page said in a tribute to Phelan Trump took to Twitter Lawmakers boost spending to the Pentagon by $15 billion (well short of the $54 billion Trump wanted) and to the National Institutes of Health by $2 billion (Trump sought to gut the popular 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Mumbai: At least 10 pilgrims returning from a pilgrimage in Madhya Pradesh were killed in a road accident on the Mumbai-Agra national highway in Maharashtra’s Nashik on Thursday. "A woman put the medal around my neck and told me well done. East Bengal defence will be under huge pressure after their blip in the last 15 minutes. provided the latter does not indulge in chicanery. Seriously America? stressing. read more
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