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first_imgFrance ‘France is over for him’ – FFF president backs Benzema omission Harry Sherlock 18:15 6/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Karim Benzema Real Madrid 2017-18 Getty Images France World Cup France v Australia France v Peru Denmark v France Australia Peru Denmark Karim Benzema The Real Madrid striker has not been included in his country’s 2018 World Cup squad, and the supremo is sure it is the right decision Karim Benzema has no hope of forcing his way back into the France national team, according to Noel Le Graet, the president of the French Football Federation.Les Bleus coach Didier Deschamps omitted Benzema from his squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, instead selecting Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Nabil Fekir as his striking options.Le Graet appeared to back the decision in an interview, surmising that France have a certain “style of play and we cannot go back”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Benzema, who scored just 12 goals for Real Madrid in all competitions this season, subsequently hit out at the supremo, insisting via Twitter that has seen his “true face”.The FFF president has now insisted that he did not mean to offend the 30-year-old, despite again insisting that he will never play for France again.”I’m not sure who wrote that, to be perfectly honest,” he said, per RMC Sport.”The comments I made about him had nothing nasty about him. On the contrary. I remain the only person who has declared consistently that he’s a great player, but the France team for him is over.”I’ve never said otherwise.”France will face Australia, Denmark and Peru in Group C in Russia, and are rated as one of the favourites to win the competition.last_img read more

first_imgState Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Zavia Mayne (left), in conversation with Pastor of the Mandeville New Testament Church of God, Manchester, Rev. Dr. Osborne Fisher, at the 53rd anniversary thanksgiving service for the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), on Sunday (April 28) at the church in Manchester. The NIS is a compulsory contributory funded social security scheme covering all employed persons in Jamaica. It is administered under the National Insurance Act. Pensioner, Hyacinth Johnson Brown (left) is assisted by State Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Zavia Mayne, to cut the cake at the 53rd anniversary thanksgiving service for the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) on Sunday (April 28), at the Mandeville New Testament Church of God in Manchester. The NIS is a compulsory contributory funded social security scheme covering all employed persons in Jamaica. It is administered under the National Insurance Act.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed shipowner Stolt-Nielsen Limited has received unconditional Competition Authority approvals of the company’s plans to acquire the chemical tanker operations of Jo Tankers. Following the approval, the company said that the USD 575 million acquisition is expected to be finalized before the end of November.The transaction comprises 13 chemical tankers, consist of eight all stainless steel ships, ranging from 19,000 dwt to 38,000 dwt, and five ships with a combination of stainless steel and coated tanks, all of approximately 37,000 dwt. Six of the 13 ships have been on time charter to Stolt Tankers for the last five years. The transaction also includes a 50% share in a joint venture with eight chemical tanker newbuildings.“The acquired ships would satisfy the tonnage-replacement needs of the Stolt Tankers’ fleet for the next several years,” Stolt-Nielsen said.Stolt-Nielsen secured the funding for the transaction from its main commercial banks with a combination of bridge financing, secured term loans and corporate funds. The financing of the ships in the joint venture will be off balance sheet.The net addition to the company’s debt will be about USD 465 million. Following the transaction, Stolt-Nielsen’s available liquidity will be around USD 300 million.last_img read more

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Atlantic Lottery Corp. normally presents winners with their ceremonial cheques at the company’s offices.But with dozens of Newfoundlanders made millionaires by a shared $60-million Lotto Max jackpot, the corporation has had to find a larger space to accommodate the group and family members.Corporation spokeswoman Molly Cormier said Tuesday they had to arrange a space big enough for about 350 people who are expected to attend a ceremony in St. John’s on Wednesday when officials hand out the cheque.“Sometimes we just do it at the office if it’s one or two people,” she said. “But we had to look for a larger venue.”Cormier wouldn’t reveal how many people are part of the group or what they do, saying that will all be announced at the cheque ceremony at the St. John’s Convention Centre.However, Avondale Mayor Owen Mahoney said in an interview that many of the winners are from his small town and neighbouring communities tucked on an eastern Newfoundland bay, though he didn’t want to identify them.Mahoney says many are iron workers at the Come By Chance oil refinery, adding that “it couldn’t happen to better bunch of hard-working people.”“It’s a good news story and all these people who won, well you’d tap them on the back,” he said.Mahoney said word spread quickly through the community of about 650 people Saturday morning, with some of the winners in a “state of shock” over the win — the biggest jackpot yet in Atlantic Canada and one of the top five ever in Canada.He said he heard a report about a historic win in Newfoundland before he knew the identities of the winners, raising his hopes that he could have struck it rich.“First I was a little bit disappointed because I’m in a pool and when I heard that it was a pool of people from Newfoundland I said, ‘Hopefully, that’s me!’ But it couldn’t happen to better people,” he joked.He says it could bring a much-needed infusion of cash to the East Coast town that often sees its iron workers, boiler makers and construction workers head to Western Canada for work.“We’re on the map right now!” he said.Social media is abuzz with reports the jackpot will be shared by about 30 construction workers who live in small towns that have felt the brunt of recent economic swings. Newfoundland and Labrador was hit particularly hard when the oil price crash starting in 2014 drained crucial revenues from the provincial treasury.Several major construction projects started winding down around the same time, including components of the Hebron offshore oil platform built at the Bull Arm fabrication site.If the buzz is right, each participant could get about $1.8 million.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement A packed Princess of Wales Theatre was treated to a number of performances Monday highlighting some of the shows coming to Mirvish theatres for the 2018/2019.The audience was treated to two songs from the highly anticipated Dear Evan Hansen, a performance by Emily Cook from pop songwriter Sara Bareilles’ Waitress, and Ma-Anne Dionisio performing a song from Next to Normal, in a packed slate highlighting the upcoming shows coming to the four Mirvish theatres around the city.The main seven shows, all of them previously announced by Mirvish in February, include (in chronological order) Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock: The Musical, the slapstick comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, Girl From the North Country, The Last Ship — which was written by and will feature Sting — and, in July, Waitress, which has music and lyrics by Bareilles. Advertisement Derrick Baskin, Jeremy Pope, Jawan M. Jackson, Ephraim Sykes and James Harkness in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. (MIRVISH THEATRES / MATTHEW MURPHY PHOTO) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Rabat – Morocco is the second most attractive economy for investments destined for the African continent, according to the latest Africa Attractiveness Index released by global advisory firm EY.EY ranks South Africa as the most attractive investment destination in Africa in its Africa Attractiveness Index. Morocco, Egypt, Kenya and Mauritius are ranked second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.The auditing and advisory company has also predicted a tough few years ahead for the continent. The global economy is struggling for growth amid slowing down commodity prices and a less rosy outlook for China’s economic transformation and growth outlook. “Despite macroeconomic challenges (and a low-growth environment), South Africa still outperforms most other African economies due to relatively high scores across every other dimension (partly a reflection of the fact that the South African economy is more developed than any other African economy),” EY said.Experts say economic growth across Africa will likely remain slower in the next few years than it has been over the past 10 to 15 years.“From an investment perspective, the next few years may be challenging – this is not because the opportunities are no longer there, but rather because these opportunities are likely to be more uneven than they have been,” Sugan Palanee, Africa markets leader at EY, said. read more

9 January 2008A United Nations investigation team, including forensics and explosives experts, have inspected a site in northern Israel where two Katyusha rockets fired from southern Lebanon are reported to have landed and UN peacekeepers have combed locations for potential launching sites. The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), enhanced as part of the arrangements that ended Israel’s war with Hizbollah in 2006, neither observed nor detected the firing of the rockets yesterday and the investigation is continuing, UN spokesperson Michele Montas told a news briefing in New York. The Israeli authorities informed UNIFIL yesterday that the rockets hit the town of Shlomi early in the morning of 8 January, causing minor damage to a house but no injuries.“If it is determined that there was firing from within Lebanon, the incident would be a serious violation of resolution 1701,” Ms. Montas added, referring to the UN Security Council resolution regarding the ceasefire that ended Israel’s war with Hizbollah. read more

24 September 2009The Security Council today affirmed its commitment to the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons and established a broad framework for reducing global nuclear dangers, in an historic summit-level meeting chaired by United States President Barack Obama. The Security Council today affirmed its commitment to the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons and established a broad framework for reducing global nuclear dangers, in an historic summit-level meeting chaired by United States President Barack Obama. Today’s meeting – only the fifth in the Council’s history to be held at the level of heads of State and government – began with the unanimous adoption of a resolution by which the 15-member body voiced grave concern about the threat of nuclear proliferation and the need for global action to combat it.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the resolution, adding that the summit was “an historic event that has opened a new chapter in the Council’s efforts to address nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.” Stressing that “nuclear disarmament is the only sane path to a safer world,” Mr. Ban said in his opening remarks that “nothing would work better in eliminating the risk of use than eliminating the weapons themselves.”In resolution 1887, the Council called on countries to sign and ratify the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and created additional deterrence for withdrawal from the treaty. In addition, the Council called on all States to refrain from conducting a nuclear test explosion and to sign and ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), thereby bringing it into force as soon as possible.“Although we averted a nuclear nightmare during the Cold War, we now face proliferation of a scope and complexity that demands new strategies and new approaches,” said Mr. Obama, the first US President to preside over a Security Council meeting.“Just one nuclear weapon exploded in a city – be it New York or Moscow, Tokyo or Beijing, London or Paris – could kill hundreds of thousands of people. And it would badly destabilize our security, our economies, and our very way of life.”Russia’s President said his country continues to reduce nuclear arms “way ahead of schedule,” adding that all of its nuclear weapons are “located on its national territory and under reliable protection.”Dmitry Medvedev also highlighted the “unprecedented” reductions of strategic nuclear arsenals by Russia and the US.Removing the threat of nuclear war is vital to realizing a safer world for all, China’s President Hu Jintao, told the Council, while acknowledging that nuclear disarmament remains a “long and arduous” task. He put forward a series of measures, including abandoning the nuclear deterrence policy based on first use and taking credible steps to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons. President Óscar Arias of Costa Rica said the UN had been founded on the promise that all people would able to sleep peacefully, but that promise had not been kept. “While we sleep, death is awake. Death keeps watch from the warehouses that store more than 23,000 nuclear warheads, like 23,000 eyes open and waiting for a moment of carelessness,” he stated, adding that it did not seem plausible to discuss disarmament as long as existing agreements were not being honoured.While affirming the right of nations to peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the resolution called for stronger safeguards to reduce the likelihood that peaceful nuclear programmes can be diverted to a weapons programme, as well as stricter national export controls on sensitive nuclear materials.Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke of the need to strengthen and empower the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if it is to play a role in nuclear disarmament.“Our verification mandate is centred on nuclear material. If the Agency is to be expected to pursue possible weaponization activities, it must be empowered with the corresponding legal authority,” he said.During the meeting several delegates voiced concern about the challenges to the non-proliferation regime posed by the nuclear activities of Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The world cannot stand by when Iran and DPRK reject the opportunities of peaceful civil nuclear power and instead take steps to develop nuclear weapons in a way that threatens regional peace and security, stated Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom. “Today, I believe we have to draw a line in the sand. Iran must not allow its actions to prevent the international community from moving forward to a more peaceful era,” he said, adding that as evidence of Iran’s breach of international agreements grows, tougher sanctions must be considered. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that DPRK shows what happens when too much time is allowed to pass. After years of diplomatic efforts, the country is now at the point of conducting nuclear tests and long-range missile tests, and it exports sensitive technologies to unstable regions, he stated.“I call on those with the means to put pressure and exert influence on Pyongyang to use them so that it puts a halt to these schemes.”Today’s meeting comes ahead of the nuclear security summit to be convened by Mr. Obama next April and the NPT Review Conference set for next May. It also coincided with a two-day conference that began at UN Headquarters today to try to promote the CTBT and its entry into force. read more

BURNABY, B.C. – First Nations vowed to stand in unity with protesters as police kept up arrests Friday in a Metro Vancouver conservation area where crews resumed survey work for the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Shortly after activists announced they would do whatever it takes to stymie the project, a group began marching up Burnaby Mountain in the pouring rain.More arrests quickly followed.Charlene Aleck, a Tsleil-Waututh councillor, told a gathering of protesters at the base of the mountain that members of her First Nations band would join the actions aimed at protecting their homeland and waters.“For the Tsleil-Waututh nation, it is our sacred obligation,” she said to a cheering crowd. “In our shared opposition to Kinder Morgan, we are many people paddling one canoe. Our united opposition and the sum of our collective voices will ensure this pipeline is never built.”RCMP officers began enforcing an injunction order Thursday morning, four days after a court deadline passed for activists to vacate. In the days after the injunction was granted, protest barricades expanded as more supporters erected tents and voiced their opposition.RCMP Staff Sgt. Maj. John Buis said eight more arrests had been made Friday, adding to the 26 people arrested Thursday by Mounties in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.Buis sent a message directly to protesters at a news conference Friday afternoon, saying police appreciate their co-operation to protest in a respectful and lawful manner.He said officers will continue to facilitate peaceful protest in the area.“As always, our long-term goal is to honour the protesters’ rights to peacefully protest and to ensure public safety for those who wish to participate in a peaceful, lawful manner.”An aboriginal sacred fire that had been in the “no-go” zone had been relocated, but Buis said three First Nations members were still behind police tape and they were negotiating with them to leave the area.Work crews that had stayed away from the mountain returned during overnight to remove tents and placards. Geotechnical work, approved by the National Energy Board, is required before any construction may begin.Kevin Washbrook, who was arrested Friday, said in an interview he had to be arrested to take a stand.“The federal processes, they’ve failed us,” he said, referring to the National Energy Board hearing process that will assess the pipeline application. “It’s kind of sad, but this is what it’s come to right now. This is what politics is right now for people in B.C.”Washbrook said unlike the violent arrests on Thursday, police were almost apologetic when they took him and others into custody.At an event in Calgary on Friday, Kinder Morgan Canada’s president, Ian Anderson, told reporters the Burnaby Mountain passage is still the preferred route for the pipeline’s expansion.He said delays by protesters won’t force the company to ask the NEB for an extension to complete its survey work.“I think the RCMP has done an excellent job in securing the work site. We’ve got seven to 10 days of work we want to undertake and we want to respect the right of peaceful protest.”Anderson said the company has the full support of its customers, shippers and investors in pushing ahead with the project.“They believe in the path we’re on. It’s unfortunate what’s happening in Burnaby right now, but hopefully we can manage through it.”The company said in a news release issued late Friday afternoon that drilling had begun at one of two, 250-metre-deep holes, and would continue throughout the night.Work trucks, crews and their equipment will continue to move onto the mountain throughout the weekend, the company added.Before Friday’s arrests on Friday, Squamish Nation Chief Ian Campbell told a crowd of protesters that his nation doesn’t consent to Canada issuing rights to third-party interests atop of their sovereignty and aboriginal rights and title.“We do not consent to Kinder Morgan’s application for the wilful destruction to this beautiful part of our territory, the related tanker traffic that is being contemplated. We do not condone this behaviour in our territory.”Opponents of the pipeline argue the expansion would increase the risk of a devastating spill because of the increased quantity of oil being transported through the pipeline. They are also concerned by the prospect of more tanker traffic in Vancouver’s harbour.If approved, the expanded pipeline could ship almost 900,000 barrels a day of crude from Alberta to the B.C. coast.— By Tamsyn Burgmann in Vancouver, with files from Lauren Krugel in Calgary Pipeline protesters in conservation area vow to fight on as survey work begins by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 21, 2014 10:04 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

first_imgMeterologists have warned that thundersnow is set to hit the UK.Despite a respite from the rail strikes, London could still come to a standstill as snow is expected to strike the Capital on Thursday evening.This comes after wintry weather including snow has hit Scotland and Wales. Interestingly, the snow muffles the sound of the thunder.This means it can only be heard up to a couple of miles away.During a normal storm, the reach of the sound of thunder is much wider.So, if you hear thunder during a thundersnow storm, it means the lightening wasn’t very far from you at all.Will I see lightning? True grit! Vid shows view from Mr Plow, one of Bear’s @NWTrunkRoads spreaders out on the A9 at Drumochter this morning #thundersnow #A9 pic.twitter.com/r9wbj9ZIkJ— Transport Scotland (@transcotland) January 12, 2017 Thundersnow is essentially a storm but with snow instead of rain.Snow pelts from the sky, accompanied by thunder and lightning. It is caused in the same way thunder and lightning are triggered during the warmer months, when a pocket of warm air at ground level rises and collides with the colder air above it.As well as snow, hail and graupel fall from the sky.For those unacquainted with graupel, it is a frozen pellet not unlike hail formed when snow flakes are impregnated with super-cooled water droplets under particular atmospheric conditions.It’s also unlike a usual snow storm because of the rapid accumulation of the white stuff; with 2 to 4 inches falling an hour.Why does it happen? Even when the weather is cold, the air above the pocket of warmer air is significantly colder.The collision causes thunderstorms in summer months.When it occurs in winter months, we get thundersnow.Will I hear thunder? Show more The latest shows that some have seen #thundersnow overnight. Further #snow is likely today so stay tuned to the forecasts #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/FsJ6Ha7tS3— Met Office (@metoffice) January 12, 2017 Thundersnow occurs far less frequently than a normal storm.This is because it is only able to occur during a couple of months of the year.It is incredibly rare in the UK. In the US, it is more common – they have an average of 6.3 instances of thundersnow a year. The rare weather phenomenon has raised a lot of questions, with #Thundersnow trending on Twitter as people wondered what exactly it was.What is thundersnow? Yes!The lightning appears extremely bright because of the snow.The light reflects off the falling snowflakes, giving a shockingly bright effect.How rare is it? 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.last_img read more

Speaking from the poolside in Mauritius, where he is enjoying a mini-break with his family, he told The Daily Telegraph: “I think the Isle of Wight has got so much going…–– ADVERTISEMENT –– Howard Spooner, 48, vowed to “inject some fun” after taking over The George Hotel in Yarmouth from Dame Dianne Thompson, a former chief executive of the National Lottery operator Camelot. The entrepreneur, who counts the Duke of Sussex among his friends and had Prince Andrew as his childhood babysitter, plans to deck the 16th Century building out with a sauna, hot tubs and sunbeds. A friend of the Duke of Sussex has vowed to turn the Isle of Wight into the St Tropez of the UK after swapping London nightclubs for a seaside hotel. read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Federal Minister for Health and Ageing Mark Butler will unveil the National CALD Ageing Network (NCAN) next week in Melbourne.NCAN – which uses the internet to connect people and organisations involved in aged care – will ensure, says its creators, that government hears loud and clear the views and experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.The project – co-ordinated by the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), has been developed to ensure seniors from every community have equal access to aged care services, and are confident when accessing those services.The government’s aged care reform program will begin rolling out on 1 July 2013 with the introduction of the Aged Care Gateway – a single entry point to information on Australia’s aged care system. The initial focus of the gateway will be on the development of a new ‘My Aged Care’ website which will publish ratings of aged care homes as well as make it easier for older people, their families and carers to access information on ageing and aged care services. A continuing challenge for government is the integration of culturally and linguistically diverse perspectives into health delivery. Organisers say data from the NCAN initiative will inform the government’s overall strategy.FECCA Chair Pino Migliorino told Neos Kosmos that the new National CALD Ageing Network would be a critical player representing CALD issues around Australian aged care.“NCAN will provide an important policy discussion platform, and a vehicle for ethnic community views about aged care to be provided to the government,” said Mr Migliorino.“It’s an important addition to the capacity of ethnic communities to know about and influence government policy and service development in the aged care area.”Anyone with an interest or involvement in CALD ageing and aged care – from carers to community organisations is encouraged to register with NCAN on the FECCA website.The National CALD Ageing Network (NCAN) launch takes place at AGWS, 7 Union Street, Brunswick, Victoria on Thursday 11 April at 4.00 pm.last_img read more

first_imgAs Julen Lopetegui is desperately looking for a way to save his own skin, the possibility of Vinicius Junior playing El Clasico keeps growing stronger.El Clasico is just a few hours away and Real Madrid manager, Julen Lopetegui, has a huge decision to make about Brazilian Vinicius.The teenager prodigy has been overlapping between Real Madrid and Real Madrid Castilla, he has quickly understood that his progression as a newcomer should not be rushed and has kept playing for the youth academy whenever he has been summoned for a match.However, the last game he played against Celta de Vigo II in the Second Division, proved that he may not hold on the lesser category for much longer because his status as a star takes him to a place where he may not be welcomed by the opposition.During that match last week, Vinicius was all over the place as he scored a beautiful free-kick goal but he showboated throughout the whole match.Before the final whistle, the Brazilian was sent-off for deplorable behavior and was banned to play any competitive match for both the major and academy squads in Spain.This is how right after that match against Celta, Vinicius’ inclusion in El Clasico was in jeopardy.⚽💥 ¡GO-LA-ZO!👉 @vini11Oficial 🔥#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/RYfV7TfWg7— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) October 21, 2018During all of last week, Real Madrid officials saw that an appeal was presented to La Liga in regards to the player’s suspension.The final verdict was given by the end of last week and everybody was expecting it and if the ban was confirmed, there was no way that Vinicius would be able to get included in Lopetegui’s call-up list for El Clasico.Fortunately for the player, the second yellow card he received against Celta was completely wiped out of his record and Vinicius was free to play El Clasico if the manager deemed it pertinent.This whole process that Real Madrid went through to get Vinicius’ record clean, puts a lot of pressure on Julen Lopetegui because it sends a strong message that supports the player above even his possible future in the institution.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.It now seems as if the player should be part of the select group of professionals who will be a part of this crucial match for Real Madrid, one that could mean the manager’s final match with the institution if they lost it on Sunday.The list was presented this Saturday morning, and Julen Lopetegui has decided to include Vinicius in the roster that will travel to Barcelona for the match.🇧🇷🤩 @MarceloM12 @Casemiro pic.twitter.com/ynxyO6zbJi— Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) October 22, 2018What we still don’t know is if Vinicius will even get a chance to play this transcendental match, but the manager seems to be overthinking everything right now and he is making a mistake by doing this.Vinicius Junior is one of the most talented young players in the world right now, he hasn’t been given the chance to prove himself in Real Madrid and it almost seems like this whole situation is because the manager is refusing to do Florentino Perez’s bidding.But the time has come for Lopetegui to leave his ego behind, he shouldn’t be afraid to use players from a younger generation in the squad, especially if those players could hold the answer to his many pledges for better results as the Real Madrid manager.One only must take the time and analyze the few matches that Vinicius has played for Castilla so far, this is clearly a player who is way above the rest of his peers in that level of competition and El Clasico might be the perfect opportunity for him to get that big break he has been waiting for since the season started.Even the fans are already growing impatient with Julen Lopetegui’s inability to make a sound decision for the club’s own benefit, the clock is ticking for the manager.Listo #ElClasico 🤩 pic.twitter.com/tmrtqin36Y— Vinicius Jr (@vini11Oficial) October 27, 2018How many minutes do you think Julen Lopetegui will give Vinicius Junior if he lets him play El Clasico? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Questions surrounding the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the drinking water supplies used by BRAC communities have become an overriding concern over the past several years, forcing redevelopment projects to take on a variety of new responsibilities. This year’s Base Redevelopment Forum, scheduled for Oct. 8-10 in Portland, Maine, will provide an in-depth look at how the military services and communities are tackling PFAS issues and collaborating to move forward.The Forum, first held in Portland five years ago, has become the nation’s leading conference addressing the issues, challenges and opportunities associated with the reuse and redevelopment of former and realigned military installations. The event’s themes extend beyond BRAC, though, with a broader focus on advancing economic revitalization through community-driven redevelopment. The Forum will explore critical issues and important financial incentives that directly impact BRAC communities, including opportunity zones, energy islanding and affordable/workforce housing.Interactive discussion sessions will be supplemented with a tour of Brunswick Landing, the successful reuse of the former Naval Air Station Brunswick. With the backdrop of the beautiful Maine coast filled with fall colors, join this unique forum to share experiences, network with colleagues, and participate in engaging discussions. Early registration ends — and the hotel block closes — Friday, Sept. 14, so register today!last_img read more

first_imgDarjeeling: At a time when many Homes are under scanner across the country, the “Edith Wilkins Street Children Trust, Darjeeling for Girls” an NGO-run Home has been selected by West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of West Bengal for the “Best Child Care Institution” award 2018.A letter from the Commission to the District Magistrate, Darjeeling stated that the Home has been selected for its excellent performance and contribution in regards to care and protection of children through institutional care. The letter was signed by Ananya Chakroborty, Chairperson, WBCPCR. The award will be handed over on International Child Rights day, November 20, 2018, at Eastern Zone Cultural Centre, Salt Lake, Kolkata in a programme organised by the Commission. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”Many critical cases including child labour, abuse are sent to this Home from both the Hills and the plains. They do a good job looking after and counseling the children,” stated Joyoshi Das Gupta, District Magistrate, Darjeeling.The Edith Wilkins Street Children Trust, India, is a non profit organisation that provides care and protective support to street children, victims of abuse and sex trafficking, child labourers and other minors at risk.Founded in 2003 by Cork born nurse Edith Wilkins, the foundation is based in Darjeeling, India. Due to the proximity of Darjeeling to the borders of Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan, the town is a common route used by child traffickers when smuggling children into India. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedTill date over 3,000 children have come through the Trust in Darjeeling and currently there are over 300 children in the system. A total of 50 girls and 40 boys stay in the two Homes run by the Trust. The Trust also runs two national Child Labour School in Darjeeling under the West Bengal Labour Department.Around 150 children are under educational support of the Trust at present. In addition, the centre provides after school coaching classes. For older children who are not academically inclined, there is a pre vocational training centre attached to the Trust. “The biggest problem is local fund raising. Despite the fund crunch we try our best to provide the best for the children” stated Namrata Sharma, Assistant Director of the Trust.last_img read more

first_img 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 News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | January 07, 2009 Current Financial Constraints to Affect PACS, RIS and CVIS Markets Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more January 8, 2009 – The budgetary constraints facing many healthcare facilities will significantly affect the markets for picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS) and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) over the next five years, according to Millennium Research Group’s (MRG) U.S. Markets for PACS, RIS and CVIS 2009 report.Limited credit availability and freezes on capital spending will force hospitals, ambulatory imaging centers and orthopedic specialty practices to defer planned purchases of new and replacement systems despite growing imaging data volumes and increasing needs for advanced management and reporting capabilities.”These deferred investments will occur after the U.S. economy improves,” said Chris Schutz, senior analyst at MRG. “Many facilities will be particularly interested in alternative purchase models that permit them to pay for new systems from operational rather than capital budgets and to distribute their acquisition costs over the life of the system. Overall, the PACS, RIS, and CVIS markets will still experience a compound annual growth rate of over 6 percent from 2008 to 2013, making the combined market worth over $2 billion in 2013.”MRG’s U.S. Markets for PACS, RIS and CVIS 2009 report provides coverage of key industry competitors, including Agfa HealthCare, AMICAS, Carestream Health, DR Systems, Emageon, FUJIFILM Medical Systems, GE Healthcare, McKesson, Philips Healthcare, Sage Software Healthcare, ScImage, Sectra, Siemens Healthcare, Stryker Imaging and many more.For more information: www.MRG.net FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Related Content News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

first_img 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches ___CHINAObama’s re-election averts the immediate prospect of the United States designating China a currency manipulator, which Romney had promised to do on his first day in office. That would have been a setback to relations and could even have triggered a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.During his first term, Obama stepped up trade complaints against China but also sought to deepen ties with Beijing to diminish the prospects of a confrontation with a Chinese military that is starting to challenge U.S. pre-eminence in the Asia-Pacific.This week, China embarks on its own once-in-a-decade leadership transition that will be critical in setting the tone for relations between the powers in the years ahead.The run-up to the Communist Party Congress, which opened Thursday, has seen an escalation in tensions between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea. The U.S. has a treaty obligation to help Japan if it is attacked _ a scenario Washington is eager to avoid.Obama will be looking to reassure China that the U.S. does not seek to block its rise as a global power but will also be pressing it to abide by international norms. A strident nationalistic tone in China’s state rhetoric in its dispute with Japan has fueled concerns that China’s new leaders could increasingly resort to such patriotic appeals if the nation’s juggernaut economy slows and public dissatisfaction with the Communist Party grows further. That heightens the risk of a more adversarial relationship between the U.S. and China. Associated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Phrases to describe some of the looming foreign policy challenges for President Barack Obama didn’t even exist when he took the oath of office the first time: the Arab Spring, the Fordo Facility housing Iran’s underground uranium enrichment labs, the stealth power of new viruses bearing names such as Stuxnet and Flame in the shadow world of cyber-sabotage. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Against this backdrop, a diplomatic process that has proven increasingly moribund and faltering has been the only real option for peace thus far. NATO has insisted it will not intervene in Syria without a clear United Nations mandate. But Syrian President Bashar Assad’s allies, Russia and China, have blocked strong action against Damascus at the U.N. Security Council.Britain this week called on the U.S. and other allies to do more to shape the Syrian opposition into a coherent force, saying Obama’s re-election is an opportunity for the world to take stronger action to end the deadlocked civil war.And Turkey said NATO members _ including the United States _ have discussed using Patriot missiles along the Syrian border. It was unclear whether the purpose was to protect a safe zone inside Syria or to protect Turkey from Syrian regime attacks.In the first official comments from Damascus on the U.S. presidential elections, an editorial in the ruling Baath party’s newspaper said “the Syrian crisis would be politically resolved” during Obama’s second term. A U.S.-led military intervention is unlikely, the al-Baath newspaper also claimed Thursday.___ Cuba has demanded the return of five Cuban intelligence agents serving long sentences in the United States. Washington rejected that idea.___CLIMATE CHANGEThose calling for stronger action on climate change were thrilled that Obama made a reference to the “destructive power of a warming planet” in his victory speech in a reference that clearly included the devastation by superstorm Sandy on the U.S. East Coast. Now comes the hard part: doing something about it.Many countries are still frustrated by what’s seen as a lack of ambition from the U.S. in global efforts to curb greenhouse emissions.The Bush administration pulled out of a U.N. pact to curb emissions from industrialized countries, saying it was unfair because it didn’t include major developing economies such as ChinaThe U.S. hasn’t really shifted that stance under Obama, insisting it won’t be part of any global climate pact unless it also imposes binding commitments on China, which views global warming as a problem mainly caused by the West.That issue is likely to remain a stumbling block during Obama’s second term. Sweeping climate action, including international commitments, needs approval from Congress, where many Republicans don’t accept the mainstream science on global warming. Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help But that also doesn’t mean the list of earlier conflicts, stalemates and crises _ inherited by Obama in his first term and, in some cases, reaching back decades _ is any shorter for the White House.The global financial downturn hangs on stubbornly in a 21st century matrix that binds, to varying degrees, all major economies into a shared economic destiny. The U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down as the Iraq mission before it, but U.S. policymakers face perhaps even more complex diplomacy and deal-making ahead in Kabul. Meanwhile, other flashpoints linked to al-Qaida and Islamist extremists such as Mali and Nigeria could rise on the U.S. agenda. And, as always, showdowns that span generations _ including Cuba and the Israel-Palestinian impasse _ hold a spot on Washington’s radar.In an increasingly interconnected and politically complex world, Obama’s next term may test America’s evolving _ and perhaps more nuanced _ roles as a superpower confident in its military strength yet trying to reclaim its “soft power” status of nimble diplomacy and building coalitions.“We want to pass on a country that’s safe and respected and admired around the world,” Obama said in his victory speech Tuesday, “a nation that is defended by the strongest military on Earth … but also a country that moves with confidence beyond this time of war to shape a peace that is built on the promise of freedom and dignity for every human being.” AFGHANISTANWhile the war in Afghanistan, now in its 12th year, was barely a topic on the campaign trail, the country will certainly command a great deal of Obama’s attention in his second term.Obama soon will receive his top military officials’ recommendations about how fast to withdraw the roughly 66,000 U.S. troops still in Afghanistan. The first 33,000 American troops withdrew by the end of September.His administration is expected to begin in earnest crafting an agreement with the Afghan government to define the rules for the U.S. presence in Afghanistan after the end of 2014 when nearly all U.S. and NATO combat forces will have left the country.That same year, Afghans are scheduled to elect a new president to replace Hamid Karzai, who is prevented by the constitution from running for a third term. The U.S. and international community does not want the next presidential election marred by the same fraud as in 2009. Some Afghans worry that having the election the same year that the international troops end their combat mission in Afghanistan will further destabilize the nation.Afghans also are worried whether their own soldiers and police will be able to secure the country, which remains riddled with poverty, corruption, a weak government and political instability. The U.S.-led coalition says it is confident that the country will be stable and that the Afghan security forces _ now 352,000 strong _ will be able to keep their homeland from becoming a haven for international terrorists. ___NORTH KOREAThere’s little appetite in Washington to haggle with North Korea for possible deals to provide aid in return for a rollback in Pyongyang’s nuclear program.Last year, Obama’s sole attempt at negotiating a nuclear freeze with North Korea in exchange for food aid ended in failure when Pyongyang launched a long-range rocket in defiance of U.N. ban. Now, North Korea is hinting that it may withdraw from its 2005 commitments on denuclearization as a prelude to declaring itself a nuclear power, which would bring strong U.S. objections.Washington could respond by moving to tighten already tough sanctions against the North, but that could likely leave the U.S. at odds with the winner of a December presidential election in key ally South Korea. The next president is expected to adopt a more conciliatory stance toward the North than the incumbent, Lee Myung-bak, who has been Obama’s staunchest backer in Asia.The U.S. will continue urging China to use its fraternal relations and economic leverage over North Korea to urge it to disarm, but China will remain reluctant to use too much pressure. Beijing fears a collapse of fledgling leader Kim Jong Un’s government and the instability and flood of refugees that could ensue. China also fears the possible emergence of a U.S. ally on its border if the rival Koreas unify. Sponsored Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like ___CUBAThere are no signs of major breakthroughs in the frosty relationship between Washington and Havana. The U.S. says the island must hold free elections. Cuba demands an end to the 50-year-old economic embargo. Neither side has shown a willingness to budge.Yet freed from worrying about the voting from swing state Florida’s Cuban-American community _ where he polled about even with Romney _ the president has room to tinker with the sanctions and their enforcement if he’s interested in pursuing a thaw with Havana.Obama could allow more U.S. travel and trade, try to increase diplomatic and law-enforcement cooperation or remove Cuba from Washington’s list of state sponsors of terror, a designation that has long irked Havana.Obama’s re-election also means Cuba policy changes he made in the first term will likely remain, such as increased cultural exchanges and eased restrictions on Cuban-Americans traveling to the island and sending remittances back home. The latter has become a key source of financing for mushrooming small businesses allowed under President Raul Castro’s economic reforms.Perhaps Washington’s top priority on Cuba is winning the release of Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor sentenced to 15 years in prison after he imported sensitive communications equipment. Gross and U.S. officials say he was only setting up Internet connections for the island’s Jewish community. The Obama administration also will continue to try to lure the Taliban’s top leaders to the negotiating table in hopes of finding a political resolution, but these overtures have yielded little traction so far.___ISRAEL-PALESTINIANSIn his first term, Obama plunged immediately into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, hoping his hands-on approach would bring an elusive peace deal. But peace talks remain stalled after he first supported _ then retreated from _ a demand for an Israeli settlement freezeObama starts his second term on the eve of Israel’s Jan. 22 elections and with Palestinians vowing to ask the U.N. General Assembly to recognize an independent state of Palestine _ a move opposed by the U.S. as well as Israel, which favor negotiations. The Palestinians, in congratulating Obama on his re-election, urged him to support their U.N. appeal, but the American ambassador to Israel rejected that course.If Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is returned to the helm, as expected, some analysts expect Obama _ who had frosty relations at best with the Israeli leader _ might be freed in a second term to pressure Israel to make painful overtures to the Palestinians. The Palestinians have refused for four years to negotiate without a settlement freeze. The only real foreign policy sure bet is that America’s current top diplomat will change. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced plans to retire but could stay a few weeks into the new year. Her successor _ like many for decades _ will take on a portfolio heavily weighted toward the Middle East.___IRANObama has stood by the policy that sanctions and diplomacy are the best course to leverage possible concessions from Iran on its nuclear program, which the West and others fear could eventually lead to atomic weapons. Iran says it seeks reactors for energy and medical research only.The next major crossroads for the White House could be whether to consider any changes in its negotiating tactics with Tehran after three rounds of failed talks this year between envoys from Iran and world powers. Iranian officials have suggested they would consider scaling back on uranium enrichment _ the centerpiece of the stand-off with the West _ if some of the economic pressures were eased.So far, Obama and Western allies have shown no willingness to roll back sanctions as part of a step-by-step process proposed by the Iranians. But Washington has said it would be open to groundbreaking direct talks with Tehran if there were a real chance of nuclear compromises, but that military options remain on the table. Comments   Share   Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Iran has countered with threats of hardening positions _ possibly a reflection of growing unease as sanctions cut into critical oil sales and drive the Iranian currency to record lows. Iranian officials warn they could start boosting uranium enrichment above current top levels unless the West is ready to negotiate on sanctions.Iran claims the U.S., Israel and allies were responsible for computer viruses such as Stuxnet that caused malfunctions in centrifuges used to enrich uranium.In turn, some cyber-security experts suggest Iran was behind malware that infiltrated Internet systems at sites such as U.S. banks and the Saudi state oil giant Aramco. Last month, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that the U.S. will strike back against a cyberattack, underscoring the Obama administration’s growing concern that Iran could be the first country to unleash cyberterrorism on America.___SYRIAU.S. allies appear to be expecting a new, bolder approach from Obama on Syria. But it remains to be seen if the U.S. plans to change course in any significant way in a conflict that has already claimed more than 36,000 lives since March 2011.World powers have shown no appetite for foreign military intervention, and there are fears that arming the fractious opposition could backfire, with powerful weapons falling into the hands of extremists. The U.S. supplies only non-lethal assistance to the political opposition. ___RUSSIADuring his first term, Obama made improving relations with Russia a priority. His so-called reset policy yielded dividends, including a major nuclear arms control pact, Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization and Russian help with the U.S. war in Afghanistan.But as he moves into his second term, Obama’s Russia policy could take a bumpy turn. Among the areas of contention: Russia’s backing of Assad’s regime in Syria and opposition to increased Western sanctions on Iran.In March, Obama was caught on a microphone telling then-President Dmitry Medvedev that the U.S. would have more flexibility to work on missile defense issues after the election. Moscow wants Obama to scale back the U.S. missile defense plans in Eastern Europe that Russia has stridently opposed. But any move by the White House to limit those plans would provoke cries of appeasement from Republicans, who will continue to control the House of Representatives.Obama is pushing to lift Cold-War era trade restrictions that are preventing U.S. companies from enjoying the full benefits of Russia’s entry into the WTO. U.S. lawmakers, including many from Obama’s party, are tying the removal of restrictions to another bill that would target senior Russian officials implicated in human rights abuses with financial sanctions. The Kremlin has said it would retaliate with economic measures of its own. ___Associated Press writers contributing to this report: Elizabeth A. Kennedy in Beirut, Lebanon; Deb Riechmann in Kabul, Afghanistan; Amy Teibel in Jerusalem; Matthew Pennington and Desmond Butler in Washington; Karl Ritter in Stockholm, Sweden; and Peter Orsi in Havana, Cuba.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories last_img read more

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Sponsored Stories Dabbashi was wary of the timing for a deal but said his government has been “very flexible” in the talks.Without progress there, and without council support, he said, “We will do it our own way. … Within months, Tripoli will be in the hands of the legitimate Libyan authorities.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. And the ambassador warned that if there is no progress in U.N.-led peace talks between the two sides in the coming weeks, his government, which is under a U.N. arms embargo, “has to take necessary steps even to take the capital by force.”Dabbashi said his government has been left out of the urgent international discussion of the migrant crisis, with thousands of people from the Middle East and Africa departing from Libya’s shore for Europe and many dying at sea. The crisis has grown amid the chaos that has consumed Libya since the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, after a Security Council-authorized military intervention.Diplomats have been working quickly on a draft Security Council resolution, which would be militarily enforceable, to authorize an European Union operation that would seize suspected migrant smuggling ships on the high seas, in Libya’s territorial waters and even on the country’s coast. The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, is due to brief the council Monday.Council diplomats say Libya’s blessing is needed, especially for any EU ground forces in Libya. The council expects a request from Libyan authorities to allow that to happen, Lithuanian Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite, the current council president, said Thursday. A frustrated Dabbashi said arms are needed to fight the Islamic State group and that “the first victims” of such refusals will be Europe, saying “the terrorists will infiltrate … Europe itself.” He called on European governments to pressure council members to allow arms requests, and blamed two council members in particular, the United States and Britain.“Maybe they don’t care if the immigration continues or not because they are far away from it,” he said.Dabbashi said he expressed his views just two days ago in a meeting with a deputy U.S. ambassador, Michele Sison.“The usual reply is, ‘We need a government of national unity’ in Libya,” he said. “But if there is no government of national unity, what should we do? We give the time for terrorists to expand in Libya.”The U.N. missions for the U.S. and Britain did not comment. A spokeswoman for Murmokaite said all council members should see the draft resolution before Libya is consulted.Some U.N. officials and diplomats are pressing for peace talks between Libya’s two governments to reach a deal by Ramadan, which begins in mid-June., saying that political stability in the country would help resolve the migrant crisis. Check your body, save your life Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The vital role family plays in society Top Stories UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations is largely rejecting a European Union plan to fight the growing migrant crisis that is centered in his crumbling country, saying his Western-backed government hasn’t even been consulted and ruling out EU forces on Libyan soil “at this stage.”In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi said the best way to resolve the issue is to arm the “legitimate” government. A rival regime is backed by Islamist-allied militias who have taken the capital, Tripoli. On Friday, Dabbashi gave a different impression.“They never asked anything of us. Why should we send them this letter?” he asked. He added, “We will not accept any boots on the ground.”He called the idea of deploying more boats to the waters off Libya to save migrants a “completely stupid decision” because it would encourage even more migrants to come to his country, further burdening local authorities.And he rejected the idea of destroying the migrant smuggling boats, saying it would be difficult to distinguish between those and other boats.The “only way out” of the migrant crisis, he said, is to help his government, based in the east, to extend its control throughout the country, which also is now facing the rise of groups aligned with the Islamic State organization.“Once the government retakes the capital, Tripoli, and controls the whole western area of Libya, I think it would be very easy to stop this flow of illegal immigrants to Europe because we know everyone who is involved in this business,” he said, saying the smuggling operations are largely based in the west.Several council members earlier this year blocked his government’s request to import a large shipment of arms amid concerns that weapons would fall into the wrong hands. 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