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Premier wants answers on mental health detainee who fled calls man aPremier wants answers on mental health detainee who fled calls man a

first_imgTORONTO — Ontario’s premier vowed Thursday to get to the bottom of how a patient detained at a mental health hospital for killing his roommate managed to flee, calling the man a “nutcase.”Zhebin Cong, who was found not criminally responsible for the death of his roommate, had been on an unaccompanied trip into the community from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on July 3 when he failed to return, the hospital said.CAMH said it reported the 47-year-old’s disappearance later that day to police, who issued a notice asking for the public’s help in finding the man nearly two weeks later.Toronto police have said CAMH told them Cong presented a low risk to public safety, but the Ontario Review Board, which evaluates the status and assesses the risk of anyone found not criminally responsible, found in its most recent decision in April that he continued to pose a significant threat to public safety.Premier Doug Ford phoned in to a talk radio show Thursday on NewsTalk1010 to say he’s “disgusted.”“What is the family thinking of the poor victim that got chopped up with a meat cleaver by this nutcase and then they let him loose out on the streets,” he said.Ford said he would be speaking Thursday with Toronto police, the review board and CAMH.“Someone’s going to be answering because if you’re calling this low risk, what is high risk?” he said. “These crazy, crazy people that want to go around chopping people up, they’re out on the streets.”CAMH said it was doing an internal review and is reassessing all existing passes and privileges for patients, especially those who have unsupervised access to the community.Police say Cong has fled the country and they are working with international law enforcement agencies to track him down.Records from the Ontario Review Board show Cong killed his roommate with a meat cleaver in 2014 and was found non-criminally responsible on a charge of second-degree murder as a result of his mental illness.Cong was an in-patient at the secured forensic unit of CAMH and deals with schizophrenia, the records show.He was granted a pass to the community by medical officials that allowed him to leave the hospital for a fixed purpose on the condition that he return at a fixed time.In its April decision, the board found Cong’s condition had slightly improved with ongoing anti-psychotic medication, but that he did not fully understand his mental illness, its symptoms and his risk of relapse and violence.Allison Jones, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Group linked to robocalls and text messages registers as third partyGroup linked to robocalls and text messages registers as third party

first_imgOTTAWA — A third-party organization linked to a series of robocall and text campaigns in Canada is now officially registered as a third party for the upcoming federal election.Canada Strong and Proud sent out robocalls in late June asking for information about voting intentions and support for pipelines.According to Elections Canada’s website, the third party was registered July 23 by Chris Russell of St. John’s, N.L.Russell is also a director of at least two similar political action groups at the provincial level, which are not registered as third parties for the coming election but have conducted text, robocall or ad campaigns in the past.Other directors for Canada Strong and Proud are linked to groups across the country who have also employed automated messaging tactics around provincial campaigns over the last year.Official third parties must disclose interim financial statements five days after they are required to register with Elections Canada, if they have spent more or received more than $10,000.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Lebanon to extend amnesty for Lankan migrant workersLebanon to extend amnesty for Lankan migrant workers

Lebanon has agreed to extend a general amnesty for the illegal Sri Lankan migrant workers in the country following discussions held between the two governments.Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Lebanon Mrs. R.K. Wijerathne Mendis under the direction of the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, made a special request from the Government of Lebanon to extend a general amnesty. Under the general amnesty, over 400 migrant workers staying in Lebanon illegally will be able to return to the country. No Sri Lankan migrant worker will be arrested or detained during this period. Before this, three general amnesty periods were declared by Lebanon in 2004, 2006, and 2010. They were declared by the Government of Lebanon under special circumstances and this year general amnesty is declared by them due to the close bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Lebanon, the governent said. (Colombo Gazette) The Embassy held discussions with the Minister for Home Affairs in Lebanon, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Chief of the Department of Immigration and Migration General Ibraham Abbas in this regard, the Government information department said. read more

Obama administration says Affordable Care premiums will rise urges customers to shopObama administration says Affordable Care premiums will rise urges customers to shop

Obama administration says Affordable Care premiums will rise, urges customers to shop around FILE – In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Obama administration officials are acknowledging that premiums, on average, will go up next year. But the same officials say most current customers can still save money if they are willing to shop around a competitive marketplace. In a report released Thursday, the Health and Human Services Department says premiums for the most popular type of plan will go up an average of 5 percent in 35 states where the federal government is running the health insurance exchanges. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press Posted Dec 4, 2014 10:31 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Many people covered under President Barack Obama’s health care law will face higher premiums next year, the administration acknowledged Thursday. While the average increases are modest, it’s more fodder for the nation’s political battles over health care.Officials stressed that millions of current customers can mitigate the financial hit if they’re willing to shop around for another plan in a more competitive online marketplace. Subsidies will also help cushion the impact.It’s currently taking an average of 30 minutes for returning customers to update their coverage.Premiums for the most popular type of plan are going up an average of 5 per cent in the 35 states where the federal government is running the health insurance exchanges, said a report from the Health and Human Services Department.Monthly premiums are one of the most important and politically sensitive yardsticks for Obama’s health care law, which offers subsidized private insurance to people who don’t have access to coverage through their jobs. Sharper premium hikes were common before it passed.The modest average increases reported for 2015 mask bigger swings from state to state, and even within regions of a state. According to data released by the administration, some communities will still see double-digit hikes while others are seeing decreases. Most are somewhere in the middle.“Prior to the Affordable Care Act taking place, we saw double-digit increases in health care costs in this country,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. “Those were routine.”Many people who go back to the website “will now find that their costs are limited to only 5 per cent on average,” he said, “a much lower cost increase than was in place before the Affordable Care Act.”Even after Thursday’s report, the bottom line remains blurry.Last year, the administration released its analysis of premiums before the start of open enrolment season. This year’s snapshot came more than two weeks after sign-ups had started and covered 13 fewer states. Among the missing states were two of the largest, California and New York.Last year’s report provided average premiums for three types of plans across 48 states — close to a national number. This year’s report has no comparable statistic.With both chambers of Congress under Republican control next year, the health care law will face even closer scrutiny from opponents still pursuing its repeal.Nonetheless, industry experts said the picture appears positive for consumers and the administration.“Benchmark premiums going into year two of the health law are very stable nationally, driven largely by strong competition among insurers,” said Larry Levitt of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. “How the law is playing out varies quite a bit across the country, with premiums increasing in some areas but actually going down in other places, which is almost unheard of.”Administration officials said that on the whole, the market for individual insurance has gotten better for consumers.“In today’s marketplace, issuers are competing for business,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell said in a statement. “Returning customers may find an even better deal if they shop and save.”The administration says about two-thirds of current customers can still find coverage comparable to what they have now for $100 a month or less if they shop. That estimate takes into account the tax credits that most consumers receive, which cover about three-fourths of their premiums on average.Also, 91 per cent of customers will have a choice of three or more insurers this year, with each company usually offering a range of plans. That’s a notable improvement from last year, when 74 per cent of customers had similar options.The most popular coverage, known as the lowest cost silver plan, will go up 5 per cent next year across the 35 states included in the administration’s analysis. The second-lowest cost silver plan — the benchmark the government uses to set subsidy levels — will go up an average of 2 per cent.Tax credits are based on a person’s income and the premium for the second-lowest cost silver plan in their community. The slow premium growth for the second-lowest cost silver plans is also good news for taxpayers who are subsidizing the program.Open enrolment season for 2015 is now in its third week and runs through Feb. 15. The next big deadline for consumers is Dec. 15, the date by which new customers must sign up if they want their coverage to take effect on Jan. 1. For current customers, it’s the deadline to make changes and updates that would take effect Jan. 1.Current customers who do nothing will be automatically renewed in the plan they have now on Jan. 1. But with all the changes in premiums for 2015, administration officials and consumer advocates are urging people to come back and shop.“The vast majority of people, if they stay in the same plan, they will see rate increases in the single digits to high single digits,” said Andy Slavitt, a top official overseeing technology and management issues.The administration has set a goal of 9.1 million people enrolled in 2015, including most of the current 6.7 million customers. read more

Police find body of suspected crossbow killer who murdered neighbour in rowPolice find body of suspected crossbow killer who murdered neighbour in row

first_imgA father was murdered and his pregnant girlfriend injured in an attack by a crossbow-wielding neighbour in an ongoing row over noise, locals said today.Shane Gilmer, 30, had recently returned home from a date with his partner Laura Sugden,  27, when he was killed in a bloodied attack by an intruder. Ms Sugden and her unborn baby survived, and were in a stable condition this evening.Detectives were searching for Anthony Lawrence, 55, who went missing on Friday night following the killing.However, tonight they confirmed they had discovered the body of Lawrence inside a vehicle at a ‘rural location in North Yorkshire’ following a two-day manhunt.The killing of Mr Gilmer, 30, shocked the village of Southburn, near Driffield, East Yorks.According to locals, the couple were attacked by their neighbour amid an ongoing row over noise having moved in next door to Lawrence in recent months.Neighbours said Lawrence had turned up at the couple’s house  last month to complain about noise, and had been to their home on Friday night to complain again about music. “They were apparently being too noisy. Shane and Laura lived next door to him, but hadn’t been there long. This Anthony Lawrence guy wasn’t happy about the noise.”He added: “It sounds like a horror movie.”DCI Stewart Miller, of Humberside Police, said tonight: “We can confirm that at around 6pm this evening, officers discovered the body of a man believed to be 55 year old Anthony Lawrence, in a vehicle in a rural location in North Yorkshire. A man in his 30s, who lives nearby but did not want to be named, said: “He’d gone round a month before and threatened them to keep the noise down. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Detectives issued this photo of Anthony Lawrence, prior to discovering his body in a car on Sunday eveningCredit:Humberside Police/PA The community is now trying to raise funds for Mr Gilmer's funeral “Mr Lawrence was wanted in relation to the murder of Shane Gilmer and the attempted murder of his pregnant girlfriend Laura Sugden on Friday.”Since Friday evening we have been carrying out extensive enquiries into Mr Lawrence’s whereabouts, which led to the location in North Yorkshire, upon where officers discovered a body.”We are being supported by North Yorkshire Police as part of our wider investigation.”A Gofundme page has been created to pay for Mr Gilmer’s funeral.The page’s creator Amanda Merrey said: “I’m hoping our whole community will stand beside me in helping to give Shane the send off he truly deserves and hopefully raise enough to help his family and children through this devastating time.” The community is now trying to raise funds for Mr Gilmer’s funeralCredit:Social media Detectives issued this photo of Anthony Lawrence, prior to discovering his body in a car on Sunday eveninglast_img read more

Babcock gets fleet management contract with Aggregrate Industries in the USBabcock gets fleet management contract with Aggregrate Industries in the US

first_imgAggregate Industries US (AIUS), part of the Holcim Group, has awarded Babcock International Group a $30 million 10-year contract to provide a fleet managed service for its Aggregate operation’s Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) across the Mid-Atlantic Region. The company stated: “Babcock’s independence coupled with ALCAMiE™, its proven approach to optimising fleets, ensures that AIUS will benefit from an innovative asset management partner, improving efficiency and service for its customers while enabling the business to fully focus on its core operations.”The agreement covers over 130 assets across 14 sites in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Babcock says it will work closely with AIUS to procure the right equipment and services at the most competitive price regardless of manufacturer or supplier. The contract sets service level guarantees, based on vehicle availability, that underpin Babcock’s performance commitment. The one-stop-shop service, delivered through Babcock’s 24/7 North American Managed Service Centre, also offers the optional supply of additional services such as the procurement and management of ground engaging tools and tyres.Robert Whetstone, Babcock’s Head of Operations – North America, said: “We are delighted to be AIUS’ fleet management partner of choice and look forward to partnering with them in transforming their fleet performance, sharing best practice and delivering long term benefits.” This contract success builds on Babcock’s already significant organic growth in North America following contract awards by Lafarge between 2012 and 2014, and sees Babcock now managing close on 2,000 trucks and HME across Canada and the US.This expansion has enabled a substantial increase in Babcock’s North American footprint and has seen further investment in local capabilities. This success mirrors strong growth also achieved in Babcock’s Mining and Construction activities in other territories. To capitalise on this international growth, Babcock is investing in a continuous improvement program, “capturing best practice from every part of its Mining and Construction operations and sharing these for the benefit of all its customers.” Commencing in North America, an international Babcock team is evaluating processes, procedures and governance in detail to ensure that fleet management services remain robust and future proofed for growth across the globe.Babcock manages close to 30,000 vehicles and over 176,000 equipment stock lines globally, which includes contracts to manage Aggregate Industries’ UK HME fleet and Lafarge’s HME fleets within the UK, US and Canada as well as its Readymix fleet in Western Canada. Babcock’s Mining & Construction capability spans the UK, Continental Europe, Brazil, North America and Australia.last_img read more


← Previous Story RK Vardar overtake pole position in SEHA GAZPROM league Next Story → WORLD FEMALE PLAYMAKER 2015? The fifth year in a row, organizes the Contest for the MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015! The Voting process of the traditional December competition is based on opinion of 18 handball journalists from all over the world. Jury of handball Experts from three continents (16 countries) made the list of 32 players (four per team’s position) who will be in the race for the title of MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015, but also MIZUNO “BEST 8” OF WORLD HANDBALL 2015.The last member of Jury are visitors, who can support their favorites by joining the Polls until January 6. It is important to be remembered that votes of handball fans across the globe will be added to existing number of points given by the journalist’s jury.Journalists and fans will together announce the best at the end of the voting process.Here are the nominations for the MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015 per position (CLICK AND VOTE):FEMALE WORLD LEFT WING 2015FEMALE WORLD LEFT BACK 2015FEMALE WORLD PLAYMAKER 2015FEMALE WORLD RIGHT BACK 2015FEMALE WORLD RIGHT WING 2015FEMALE WORLD LINE-PLAYER 2015FEMALE WORLD GOALKEEPER 2015FEMALE WORLD DEFENSIVE PLAYER 2015VOTE UNTIL JANUARY 6JURY MEMBERS:Bjorn Pazen (Handball Woche, Germany)Stig Nygard (TV 2, Norway)Jozsef Simon (Nemzeti Sport, Hungary)Patrick Andersson (, Denmark)Jorge Dargel (MARCA, Spain)Matteo Aldamonte (FIGH, Italy)Yuki Hattori (Japanese Handball Magazine, Japan)Sergey Novikov (Pressball newspapers, Belarus)Laura Agena (, Argentina)Marian Ursescu (GAZETA SPORTURILOR, Romania)Juhani Kantee (, Finland)Sergey Prigolovkin (, Russia)Nikola Nikolić (VIJESTI, Montenegro)Ibolya Szekeres (Time Out Magazine, Hungary-Norway)Zorica Radojković (, Serbia)Amina Idrizi (, Macedonia)Clement Domas (HANDNEWS TEAM, France)Života Bogdanović (HANDBALL-PLANET TEAM)JURY MEMBERS FROM EUROPE, ASIA AND SOUTH organizes the biggest FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015 Jury in the history of our Contest with the clear aim to get opinion from the different countries, continents, handball schools and traditions. Our Jury members are famous handball specialists in their countries, which coming from the biggest media (Marca, TV 2 NO), but also from specialized websites and newspapers as,,,, rakomet 24, Time Out Magazine and so on…LOKE AND looking for the fifth best player on the Earth in the history of our Contest. Norwegian line-player Heidi Loke won three titles in 2011, 2012 and 2014, while in 2012 the best was Hungarian left back Zsuzsanna Tomori.The FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2014 was Heidi Loke, with the great support of Jury members, but also over 106.000 fans who voted in our Polls.BUDUĆNOST, VARDAR AND BUCHAREST – NORWAY AND MONTENEGROThe biggest number of nominations for MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015 got girls from ŽRK Budućnost – 5.  The second power in opinion of journalists Jury are ŽRK Vardar and CSM Bucharest with four each. Russian Rostov have three, Baia Mare, Gyor and Larvik two followed by group of teams with one nomination.In total, 32 nominees coming from 16 teams.Situation with the national teams is a little bit different (13 in total). Like in a year before, Norway giving the biggest number of players (5) followed by Montenegro (4), France, Romania, Netherlands and Russia (3).MIZUNO – PREMIUM PARTNERThis year the official name of the Contest will be MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015 as we joined our forces with one of the biggest brands in handball world – MIZUNO, who became a premium partner of the whole project.TECHNICAL PARTNERSPORTBRAND.HU MIZUNO FEMALE WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015 read more

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franceMathieu Grebille A real social network trend of publishing videos with various handball tricks got a new leader – Mathieu Grebille. The French left back who missed the first part of the season in Montpellier and Men’s EHF EURO 2016 with the national team, showed a part of his magic… ← Previous Story DAMEN HANDBALL: Dragana Cvijić VS Veronica Kristiansen Next Story → Jesper “Kasi” Nielsen prepares AG Amazing Copenhagen for Premier Handball League!

Frozen in time Looking inside the abandoned towns inside the Chernobyl exclusionFrozen in time Looking inside the abandoned towns inside the Chernobyl exclusion

first_img Share70 Tweet Email 36 Comments 16,650 Views Image: edit By Nicky Ryan Image: edit Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 6:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Colm Flynn/YouTubeCHERNOBYL HAS MADE headlines once again in the past few days as a massive containment structure is put in place to keep the radioactive remains of the nuclear power plant secure.The plant’s meltdown 30 years ago remains the worse civil nuclear accident in history and the effects still felt in the region.Several Irish charities have made efforts to make life better for the children in orphanages around the exclusion zone, with many being brought to Ireland for some respite.A RTÉ documentary this evening explores the story of one of these children. Banni arrived in Ennis, Co Clare one day to stay with the Flynn family as part of a charity exchange programme.Banni stayed with them for longer than planned, was baptised locally and enrolled in a nearby school. The family tried to adopt the young boy, but ultimately failed. Years later, reporter Colm Flynn has travelled to Belarus in an attempt to find Banni, who would have been his adoptive brother.The exclusive footage above, which didn’t make the final cut to the documentary, reveals what it is like in the abandoned towns and villages around Chernobyl.Finding Banni airs today on RTÉ 2 at 9.30pm tonight30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on Ireland >More: Giant €2.1 billion dome edged over Chernobyl power plant as existing one crumbles > Nov 30th 2016, 6:00 PM Short URL Frozen in time: Looking inside the abandoned towns inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone The footage was captured by Irish journalist Colm Flynn while working on his documentary Finding Banni.last_img read more

Une nouvelle machine à comprendre lUnivers bientôt en route vers lISSUne nouvelle machine à comprendre lUnivers bientôt en route vers lISS

first_imgUne nouvelle machine à comprendre l’Univers bientôt en route vers l’ISSLe 29 avril prochain, la navette Endeavour décollera du centre spatial Kennedy à destination de la Station spatiale internationale, avec à son bord AMS-02, un nouveau détecteur de particules dont les astrophysiciens attendent beaucoup.Pesant 7 tonnes et… 2 milliards de dollars, le spectromètre magnétique Alpha (AMS-02), fruit d’une collaboration internationale, sera acheminé cette semaine par la navette Endeavour vers la station spatiale internationale (ISS), où il entreprendra une étude complète des rayons cosmiques.À lire aussiL’étrange comportement d’une flamme dans l’espaceEn analysant ces rayonnements, composés de particules à haute énergie (protons et noyaux d’hélium, notamment) émises depuis des étoiles qui explosent ou des trous noirs, AMS-02 pourrait permettre de mieux comprendre la formation de l’Univers, l’antimatière, voire même d’identifier la mystérieuse “matière noire”.”La question de l’antimatière et de l’origine de la matière noire interrogent vraiment les fondements de la physique moderne. Mais pour mes collaborateurs et moi, l’objectif le plus passionnant de l’AMS est de sonder l’inconnu, à la recherche de phénomènes qui existent dans la nature, mais pour lesquels nous n’avions pas encore les outils ou l’imagination nécessaires”, a déclaré le Pr Samuel Ting, du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), prix Nobel de physique et âme du projet.Le 27 avril 2011 à 18:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Les FAI américains sinspirent de la riposte graduée HadopiLes FAI américains sinspirent de la riposte graduée Hadopi

first_imgLes FAI américains s’inspirent de la riposte graduée HadopiUn groupement de trois Fournisseurs d’accès à Internet américains seraient en train de mettre au point un système de riposte graduée contre les internautes qui téléchargent illégalement.L’Hadopi, qui consiste en une riposte graduée commençant par des e-mails d’avertissement et pouvant se terminer devant la justice, a inspiré ce groupement de trois FAI américaines, AT&T, Comcast et Verizon. Ils seraient, selon sur le point de signer un accord avec des représentants des médias et du divertissement, accord qui porterait donc sur la mise au point d’une réponse graduée envers les internautes qui téléchargent de manière illégale.Cet accord, sur lequel ont travaillé les associations de défense de maisons de disques comme la RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) et la MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America), pourrait ainsi être signé à la fin du mois. Mais contrairement Hadopi en France, il n’y aura pas de recours à la justice. Tout d’abord, l’internaute coupable sera prévenu par mail. S’il ne cesse pas son activité de téléchargement, les FAI pourraient alors prendre des sanctions plus graves, telles que la réduction de la bande passante ou la limitation de l’accès au Web. Une des sanctions évoquées pourrait également être de limiter une personne à la consultation d’une liste de 200 sites jusqu’à ce qu’elle arrête son activité de téléchargement illégal.Le 23 juin 2011 à 12:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This Floating City Can Withstand Category 5 HurricanesThis Floating City Can Withstand Category 5 Hurricanes

first_img Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutResearchers Transform CO2 Into Liquid Fuel More on $5.5 Million ‘Livable Yacht’ Lets You Ride Out Climate ChangeBefore and After Photos: Drought Wipes Out Chilean Lake From the MapThrow Shade at Climate Change By Planting More Trees Stay on target The entire city would contain a group of six platform island, called “villages,” for a total of around 10,000 residents, Business Insider reported. Ingels told Business insider 10,000 is the ideal number of residents, since it would allow the island to achieve “full autonomy” by producing its own power, fresh water, and heat.The floating city would sit off shore from major coastal cities, but could be towed to other locations in the event of a disaster. (Photo Credit: Oceanix / BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group)According to DesignBoom, the architecture of the city is also designed so that it could be disassembled and reconfigured by future generations of architects. It would be moored to the ocean floor but would also be built so that it could towed to safer location if needed.. All structures would be able to withstand floods, tsunamis, and Category 5 hurricanes.Cages underneath the platforms could harvest scallops, kelp, or other forms of seafood to help the city remain self-sufficient during a disaster. (Photo Credit: Oceanix / BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group)To boost its environmentally-friendly concept, the villages would not allow high-emitting cars or trucks and would use pneumatic trash tubes to transport garbage to a sorting station, where it can be identified and eventually recycled. The design might possibly allow for driverless vehicles, however, and the city could experiment with new technologies such as drone deliveries.As an environmentally friendly habitat, the villages wouldn’t allow any high-emitting cars or trucks. (Photo Credit: Oceanix / BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group)“The technology exists for us to live on water, without killing marine ecosystems. It is our goal to make sure sustainable floating cities are affordable and available to all coastal areas in need,” said Marc Collins Chen, co-founder and CEO of Oceanix. “[Floating cities] should not become a privilege of the rich.”(Photo Credit: Oceanix / BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group) A new floating city concept unveiled at a UN-Habitat roundtable on Wednesday could be a viable solution for rising sea levels, climate change-related disasters, and housing shortages, experts said.In the meeting co-convened with Oceanix, a company looking to build the floating structures, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Ocean Engineering, and the Explorers Club, architect Bjarke Ingels presented a floating structure that could be home to 10,000 people, withstand severe weather conditions, and allow residents to produce their own power and food and manage water and the disposal of waste.Oceanix City would be comprised of a series of hexagonal islands that can each hold 300 residents. (Photo Credit: Oceanix / BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group)The floating city concept, know as Oceanix City, is comprised of a series of hexagonal islands populated by mid-rise structures built using sustainable materials. Each hexagonal island could hold up to 300 residents. The hexagon shape was chosen because it is considered to be the most space-efficient architectural shape, as shown in the orderly activities in a beehive.last_img read more

Daniel Bryan calls MITB finish unacceptable Maria returns to WWEDaniel Bryan calls MITB finish unacceptable Maria returns to WWE

first_img John Oliver Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Zach Steven Whitlow June 19, 2017 at 8:54 pm June 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next My point is the same fans that are crying about giving women a chance are chanting another person’s name during a women’s wrestling match. That is what I mean by you cant have it both ways. June 21, 2017 at 11:06 am WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Videos Articles Jamal Khashoggi aces The fans who booed and crapped on Ellsworth pulling down the briefcase were the same fans who chanted “We Want Rusev” and “CM Punk” during the Lana/Naomi match. Not a big fan of the cheap finish, but fans need to understand you cant have it both ways. Also realize Carmella is a heel. What do heels do? Cheat. How am I supposed to feel about heels? I am supposed to hate heels and now I have deep hatred for both Mella and Ellsworth. Mission accomplished. Glenn Wolf Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Oliver Takes On The WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Twitter Daniel Bryan calls MITB finish “unacceptable” is featuring an article with a tweet from Daniel Bryan regarding the controversial finish to the women’s “Money in the Bank” ladder match on Sunday night that saw James Ellsworth climb up the ladder and pull down the briefcase for Carmella to secure the win.Bryan will be appearing on Smackdown Live tomorrow for the first time since April.Absolutely unacceptable and cheap. The circumstances surrounding the Women’s #MITB match will be the FIRST thing addressed on #SDLive.— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) June 19, 2017Maria returns to has an article up looking at the return of Maria Kanellis to WWE and the introduction of Mike Kanellis last night at Money in the Bank.If you missed the segment, you can check it out below courtesy of WWE. Wrestler Brie Bella Wants Another Baby It was unacceptable…. but it worked… its all a work. Videos Articles John Oliver Takes On The WWE unknown i’d say there’s a difference between Rusev coming in as a distraction, and someone actually actively getting in a match June 19, 2017 at 3:12 pm Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook WWE star Ruby Riott reveals new tattoos, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s dog passes away Google+ WhatsApp J™ 8 COMMENTS WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Hotrod Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud That so called chick Carmella is really a dude, it’s the transpocalypse, they are hiding trannies in front of your face! A dude helped another dude win the girls match, this is WWEvil at work! June 20, 2017 at 4:34 am Zach Steven Whitlow well its all scripted June 20, 2017 at 1:46 am aces are you sure ? maybe youre that dude inside another dude screaming for attention and help Videos Articles June 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm June 20, 2017 at 4:43 am WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Pinterest Bryan will probably make it Becky vs. Carmella with the briefcase on the line. Comments are closed.last_img read more

Arsenal fans upset with new UEFA rulingArsenal fans upset with new UEFA ruling

first_imgAfter much encouragement from Arsene Wenger, the UEFA finally lifted the player registration ruling for their competitions for next season – much to the frustration of the Arsenal fansThis development comes in light of their record January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who previously represented Borussia Dortmund in this season’s Champions League at the group stages, being cup-tied for their Europa League campaign.As Dortmund were demoted to the Europa league upon their group stage eliminated, Aubameyang was prohibited from playing for Arsenal in the competition. This caused much frustration for Wenger, who has publicly criticized the UEFA for their handling of the situation.Upon releasing new regulations, that will include a 4th substitute for the respective finals of the Champions League and Europa League, the UEFA also stated that from next season three players who are signed during the January transfer window will be able to play in the knockout rounds of both the Champions League and the Europa League, without exception – Essentially meaning that Aubameyang remains cup-tied for the rest of their campaign.The fans have let their frustrations over the ruling know:Had to be done the year after Arsenal sign a cup-tied Aubameyang while Giroud and Alexis could play in the Champions League…Thanks, UEFA.— Dwarkanath Prabhu (@dk_prabhu) 27 March 2018Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.meanwhile aubameyang still cant play in a competition he never appeared in for bvb— k. (@Kiigenn) 27 March 2018Arsenal buy AubameyangUEFA: Eh, tough shit guys, sorry.Barcelona buy CoutinhoUEFA: This rule is unfair, we’ll fix this now.— Doug Nichols (@TheTXI) 27 March 2018last_img read more

San Diego native named Junior Sailor of the YearSan Diego native named Junior Sailor of the Year

first_img January 29, 2019 Posted: January 29, 2019 Corbin Bravo, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego native Michael E. Cruz has been named Junior Sailor of the Year.Yeoman Second Class Michael E. Cruz has been serving in the Navy for five years and is an administrative assistant at Naval Base Kitsap in Washington.He was chosen for his exemplary leadership qualities and personal achievements.Cruz graduated from Mira Mesa High School in 2007 and earned an associate’s degree from Miramar College in 2013. Corbin Bravo center_img Updated: 10:46 PM San Diego native named Junior Sailor of the Year Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Clark County to seek public input on advisory votesClark County to seek public input on advisory votes

first_imgClark County commissioners will offer a public comment period on six proposed advisory votes before they are sent to the November ballot for voter consideration.The special hearing is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.The advisory votes being considered include three options for new bridges over the Columbia River, a question regarding light rail as a future transit option, an inquiry on bus rapid transit and a choice to limit the time frame for firework launches in the county.Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey has said it will cost between $5,000 and $7,000 for each issue to be placed on the ballot.All of the votes are nonbinding.The three bridge options are each being introduced by a different commissioner and, if placed on the ballot, will give voters a chance to give an up or down on each idea.Commissioner David Madore’s bridge proposal seeks voter input on a span in east Clark County at Northeast 192nd Avenue that will connect to Interstate 84 in Oregon.Commissioner Steve Stuart’s bridge proposal asks voters about replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge.Commissioner Tom Mielke’s bridge proposal seeks input on a west county bridge to better connect the region with Highway 26 and Highway 30 in Oregon.last_img read more

Elderly father grapples with death of son own uncertain futureElderly father grapples with death of son own uncertain future

first_imgIn the wake of his son’s death in a Friday afternoon crash on Interstate 5, 87-year-old George Swift must plan the funeral and decide where he will next live.For 15 years, George and his 52-year-old son, Thomas, lived together in their Salmon Creek home. Thomas looked after his ailing widower father, who has asthma and pulmonary fibrosis, and walks with an oxygen tank. They became pals and often went out to dinner together.“I loved the guy,” George said.A celebration of life for Thomas Swift is slated for this afternoon.George occasionally bursts into tears, knowing he’ll attend the ceremony and visit his wife’s grave Friday morning.Thomas Swift died in a three-car collision around 4:20 p.m. on Interstate 5 south near Barbur Boulevard when his car was struck from behind by a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Ronald D. Witt, 56, of Tigard, Ore. The force of the crash pushed Thomas’ small Chevrolet coupe into an Audi it had been following. Southbound I-5 was shut down for more than three hours at the peak of the evening commute.Witt was distracted and didn’t see the line of traffic stopped in front of him, according to the Portland Police Bureau.While he tested clean for alcohol and submitted to a blood test, Witt has a history of DUII and having his license suspended or revoked, making him a habitual offender, officials said.Tuesday, he appeared in Multnomah County Court on a charge of aggravated driving while suspended, a felony. He’s due back in court at the end of August. In an interview with The Columbian’s news partner, KATU-TV, Witt said that he probably should not have been behind the wheel.last_img read more

Problems in telecom aviation and real estate sectors affecting revenue collections ArunProblems in telecom aviation and real estate sectors affecting revenue collections Arun

first_imgUnion Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the stressed sectors of telecom, civil aviation, and real estate are affecting revenue collections.The challenge in meeting the stiff target of Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection is mostly from the services sector, Jaitley has said in an interview with All India Radio. GST collection in the manufacturing sector is on course to meet the target, he said.Jaitley said excessive competition suppressed tariffs in telecom and aviation sectors, affecting GST revenue, which has been headline reform rolled out by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government. The real estate and auto sectors, on the other hand, have stagnated, affecting the revenue streams. Individual industries’ stress also put policymakers into a fix as any large businesses going bankrupt could affect the banks. The minister said the stress in the telecom sector has a direct impact on the government’s ability to raise funds by auctioning of spectrum.Jaitley is happy with the income tax collections and he said it is robust. The Income Tax department collected Rs 6.75 lakh crore in direct taxes this year up to November, which is about half of the government’s FY19 target of Rs 11.5 lakh crore. The April-November gross direct tax receipts marked a 15.7 per cent jump compared to the same period a year ago.Jaitley skirted the issue of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announcing a national farm debt waiver programme like the opposition Congress-led governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. However, the minister said if a state government wanted to announce farm loan waiver, it could go ahead.The minister added that the states announcing loan waivers should ensure that they reimburse the banks so that such programmes do not disrupt the credit cycle. If that does not happen, the lenders would not be able to lend in the next season, he added.The minister asserted that the Reserve Bank of India was autonomous and independent of government control. The government only flagged the issue of liquidity and credit availability. The government of the day is accountable and should bring such issues to the central bank’s notice, he said.He was responding a question about the recent row involving the RBI governor and the Finance Ministry. The government had taken flak over the exit of Urjit Patel after reports of a standoff with the government on a number of issues. Patel’s successor Shaktikantha Das’s background as a bureaucrat has also come under general scrutiny.last_img read more

Road crashes kill 3 in ChandpurRoad crashes kill 3 in Chandpur

first_imgRoad accident illustration by Prothom AloAt least three people, including two of a family, were killed on Wednesday in separate road accidents in sadar and Kachua upazilas of Chandpur, reports UNB.In Kachua, a man and his nephew died in a crash involving a microbus, a truck and a motorcycle in Batapukuria area around 3:00pm.The deceased are Abu Bakar Siddique, 27, son of Abdul Munaf of Kongai village of Chandina upazila, and his nephew Mohiuddin, 26, son of Joynal Abedin of Sachar village in Kachua upazila.Officer-in-Charge of Kachua police station Md Wali Ullah said they seized the microbus and motorcycle but the truck driver had fled with his vehicle.In another accident, a nine-year-old girl died after being hit by a bus of Ananda Paribahan at Bagra Bazar area of sadar upazila, said Officer-in-Charge Md Nasim Uddin.last_img read more

TAT extends its thanks for the confidence in ThailandTAT extends its thanks for the confidence in Thailand

first_imgTAT extends its thanks for the confidence in ThailandTAT extends its thanks for the confidence in Thailand Source = Tourism Authority of Thailand Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Governor, Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn has extended a warm word of thanks and gratitude to the thousands of tourists who maintained their confidence in visiting Thailand in the aftermath of the 11-12 August incidents in the Southern parts of the country.He also thanked the entire Thai private sector for their show of unity in the face of adversity. “We would like to thank everyone in the tourism sector who is contributed to the revival of Thailand’s tourism. This includes the tourists world-wide who still keep coming to our destinations as well as both the private and governmental sectors who have unitedly given their hands in restoring the situation back to normal in a short time.”Visitor arrival statistics in the immediate aftermath of the attacks in various parts of Thailand indicated just a small percentage drop, which lasted exactly a week. As of 19 August, arrivals began increasing again. It is expected that the arrivals will fluctuate over the next few days but return to steady growth by September. TAT is optimistic that the projected arrivals of 33 million visitors this year can be met.Among some of the high-profile visits and events that have proceeded normally are:A Phuket call by the Pacific Eden cruise ship, with 1,343 passengers and 620 crew members.  Phuket was one of the major destinations of Pacific Eden’s one-month inaugural sailing in Asia.The Travel Managers Conference from Australia, comprising 230 participants to join the team-building, and workshop activities during 19-21 August, 2016, at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong in Bangkok.Among Japanese travellers, several pre-booked school tours from Japan have gone ahead as planned with organisers expressing full confidence in the safety and security of the kingdom.Mr. Yuthasak credited several factors for this minimal impact, but cited the positive force of social media as playing a large role.“It is clear that visitors no longer just rely on mainstream news delivered via TV and print for their information. Social media networks can also be used effectively to provide accurate and updated news,” he added.“We did this well via our in-house crisis management channels at TAT. I am happy to report that our private sector, which has a very high stake in warding off cancellations, also did a good job. The thousands of visitors who were in Thailand at the time were also able to make use of their own social media channels to communicate the all-clear.”He noted that all the various recovery campaigns (read more here: Thailand formulating strategies to boost industry and tourist confidence after recent incidents) would remain in place, especially those targeted at women visitors in this month marking the auspicious 84th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.“We look forward to communicating a strong business-as-usual message at all the international travel trade events over the course of the rest of the year. And once more, we thank all our visitors, security agencies and the private sector for their support and confidence in Thailand.”Find out events and festivals on September 2016 HERE Fly THAI Amazing Thailand last_img read more