12 Oct

Morocco to Inaugurate Tanger Med 2 Port in Tangier

Rabat – Tanger Med 2 is the third phase of the development of the port complex Tanger Med, which benefits from a strategic position in the Strait of Gibraltar. Located 50km west of Tangier in northern Morocco, Tanger Med includes the commercial Tanger Med 1 port, which has been operational since 2007, as well as a large passenger port. The Tanger Med 2 extension, which began in May 2010, is worth $1.3 billion. It adds an extra 6 million container capacity (calculated in TEUs, or “twenty foot equivalent unit”) to Tanger Med, which is already the biggest port in Africa. Tanger Med 2 port will contain two container terminals, TC3 and TC4. Marsa Maroc, the main operator of ports in Morocco, will operate TC3, which has a capacity of 1 million TEUs.Read also: King Mohammed VI Chairs Inauguration of PSA Group’s Kenitra Automotive PlantTC4 is licensed to APM Terminals, an international container terminal operating company headquartered in the Netherlands. TC4 has a capacity of 5 million TEUs.Tanger Port Med already operates more than 50% of Morocco’s exports. The port handled an aggregate value of $33 billion of products in imports and exports in 2018. The Tanger Port Med 2 extension will only increase Morocco’s trade capacity, offering a stronger platform for exports by local production plants including French car makers Renault and Peugeot.Renault already has a dedicated terminal. In 2018, the port handled 351,191 Renault’s for export from the Moroccan factories.PSA Peugeot Citroen, which inaugurated its first factory in Morocco on June 20 in Kenitra, will also export through the port this year.In April, DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, signed a deal with Tanger Med to set up its new Africa-Europe Logistics Hub in the Tanger Med port.“The strategic location of Tanger Med presents a huge opportunity for us. Its ability to support multi-modal connectivity, especially its maritime, as well as road connections to Casablanca and the South, will allow us to expand and enhance our customer service offering,” said Christelle Fadel, General Manager, DHL Global Forwarding, in a press release. read more

11 Oct

General Assembly President holds wideranging talks with UK officials

4 April 2011The President of the General Assembly held talks today with British officials in London on issues such as United Nations reform and the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as recent developments in several global hotspots. During his one-day visit to the United Kingdom, Joseph Deiss met with Foreign Secretary William Hague. The issues they discussed included global governance and the situations in Libya and Côte d’Ivoire.Talks with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development Stephen O’Brien focused on the MDGs – the set of eight globally agreed targets that seek to halve world poverty by 2015 by combating hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women.The other subjects they discussed included several upcoming UN meetings concerning the least developed countries (LDCs); HIV/AIDS; and non-communicable diseases. Mr. Deiss also held talks with the Minister of State for the UN in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Henry Bellingham, on the green economy and the preparations for the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, among other elements. In all of his discussions, the President thanked the UK for its strong commitment to the world body. read more

8 Oct

Minimum wage hikes expected to cut 60000 jobs by 2019 Bank of

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada estimates there will be about 60,000 fewer jobs by 2019 due to the increases in minimum wages across the country, but that labour income will be higher due to the increases.In examining the impact of the wage increases, the report estimated that the consumer price index could be boosted by about 0.1 percentage points on average and real gross domestic product could be cut by 0.1 per cent by early 2019.The number of jobs lost was based on a 0.3 per cent decline in the number of hours worked, while aggregate real wages were estimated to increase 0.7 per cent.What small businesses are doing to prepare for minimum wage hike: CFIB surveyWhat’s in Ontario’s massive new labour law? A minimum wage hike, but much, much moreThe research paper by the staff at the central bank noted that if the average working hours declined following the increase in the minimum wage, the number of jobs lost would also be lower.The Bank of Canada estimated that about eight per cent of all employees work at minimum wage, a proportion that increases to 11 per cent if a threshold of five per cent above minimum wage is used.Ontario raised its minimum wage to $14 per hour on Jan. 1 from $11.60 and plans to increase it to $15 in 2019, while Alberta is expected to raise its minimum wage to $15 later this year. read more

8 Oct

Sampanthan insists Tamils do not want another war

Sampanthan also said that the proposed new Constitution will ensure powers are devolved to the provinces within a united Sri Lanka.“Everyone must support the process to draft the new Constitution,” he said. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and opposition leader R Sampanthan insists the Tamils do not want another war.Sampanthan was speaking at an event in Matara during a visit to the area. He urged all communities to work together and take the country forward in a manner through which the people will be able to improve their livelihoods. The opposition leader said that there is no need for the youth of this country to suffer from another war. He said that the new Constitution will be drafted after discussing with all political parties in Parliament. (Colombo Gazette) read more

2 Oct

Search is on for Brocks next Health Safety and Wellness Champion

Nominations are now open for Brock’s 2017-18 Health, Safety and Wellness Champion Award.Presented by Brock’s department of Health, Safety and Wellness, the annual award was introduced in 2016 to recognize individuals or departments for championing a culture of health, safety and wellness.Nomination forms are available on SharePoint and must be submitted to besafe@brocku.ca by May 1.The winner will be announced during the opening plenary on Wellness Day, June 14.The inaugural award was presented in June 2017 to Karl Thorp, Senior Platoon Supervisor with Campus Security Services. read more

22 Sep

Martin McHugh I brought up Cooper but made a mistake using the

first_imgColm Cooper is currently out for the season after tearing his cruciate ligament. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOMARTIN MCHUGH HAS admitted that his description of Colm Cooper as a ‘two-trick pony’ was a mistake.The 1992 Donegal All-Ireland winner made his comments on The Sunday Game on RTÉ television last Sunday night during a discussion about Kerry’s current star forward James O’Donoghue.In his column for The Star newspaper today, he admitted that he used ‘a clumsy phrase’ when describing the Dr Crokes man.“O’Donoghue is fantastic and I was keen to make it clear how good he is on The Sunday Game. Looking for a comparison, I brought up Cooper but made a mistake by using the phrase ‘two-trick pony’ to describe the Dr Crokes man.“It’s a clumsy phrase and one that doesn’t stand up. But live television is unforgiving. You say something and it’s out there.” Martin McHugh won an All-Ireland medal with Donegal back in 1992 Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOSunday Game analyst Martin McHugh reckons that Colm Cooper is a ‘two-trick pony’One team-mate believes Seamus O’Shea delivered the perfect performance on Sundaylast_img read more

21 Sep

Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse is spraypainted with

first_img Source: City of Sarasota/Twitter By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share68 Tweet Email1 Graffiti has been removed from the Unconditional Surrender statue. pic.twitter.com/dSrq1MbfsJ— City of Sarasota (@CityofSarasota) February 19, 2019 Repairing the damage is estimated to cost more than $1,000 due to the large area that the graffiti covered, and the resources needed to repair it. 51 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4502971 Feb 20th 2019, 7:44 AM At approximately 12:53 am, our Officers were dispatched to the intersection of N Gulfstream Ave & Bayfront Dr reference to an unknown individual spray painting ‘# MeToo’ on the Unconditional Surrender statue. Additional information is at https://t.co/gv10lGhcja pic.twitter.com/JakU8aI7QY— SarasotaPD (@SarasotaPD) February 19, 2019center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: SarasotaPD/Twitter Short URL A POLICE INVESTIGATION has been launched after a Florida statue based on the famous photograph of a US sailor kissing a woman to celebrate the ending of World War II was spray painted with the mantra “#MeToo”.The incident occured yesterday morning, a day after the sailor featured in the photograph, George Mendonsa died aged 95. The woman in the photo is Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform.The photo was taken in Times Square on 14 August 1945, which is known as V-J Day it was the day Japan surrendered to the United States.Sarasota police received a report that the ‘Unconditional Surrender’ statue, located at an intersection in Sarasota, Florida had been vandalised at 12.53am.When officers arrived, they found the words #MeToo spray-painted in red along the left leg of the nurse. The red lettering covered the length of the nurse’s leg.A search was conducted in the area to locate spray paint bottles, but none were found. During the canvass, no other objects were observed to be defaced or spray painted.There was no available surveillance video in the area that captured the incident, and there are no known witnesses, police said.It’s believed the incident occurred on Monday between the mid-afternoon and evening. Police investigate after statue of US sailor kissing nurse is spray-painted with ‘#MeToo’ Police in Sarasota launched an investigation into who caused the damage – repairs were estimated to be worth $1,000. Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 7:44 AM 33,898 Views last_img read more

20 Sep

Star Wars Celebration closes with Episode VIII young Han Solo and celebrity

first_imgHuge standing ovation for the future of #StarWars #SWCE pic.twitter.com/wogkXmW4HP— Fandango MOVIECLIPS (@MOVIECLIPS) July 17, 2016Also, if there are celebrity dogs involved in a Star Wars Celebration panel, you should stream that. The internet loves animals. Star Wars Celebration Europe wrapped up on Sunday with a panel about the future Star Wars movies – Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, and Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s film about a young Han Solo. The panel was not on the live stream schedule, leading some to optimistically speculate that some new information about the future of the Star Wars cinematic universe would be revealed. Instead, the panel leaned more on special guests Alden Ehrenreich, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and two dogs.Moderator Pablo Hidalgo (of Lucasfilm) started off by talking to director Rian Johnson, who is just wrapping up filming Star Wars: Episode VIII, production name Space Bear. There was a big wrap party recently for most of the crew, but Johnson is finishing up principal photography and moving into the post-production process.Johnson told the audience that pre-production on Episode VIII had to start very early because of Disney’s Star Wars release schedule being so tight. When he wrote the first draft of Episode VIII, he was working off the Episode VII script and dailies from the first film. By the time there was positive audience reaction to The Force Awakens, Johnson had already come up with this story, so Episode VIII was constructed without any undo pressure. Besides the pressure inherent in directing something as big as Star Wars. Another: pic.twitter.com/xO5XtfX4im— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) July 17, 2016Johnson didn’t address the crawl, but did elaborate that Episode VIII would be the movie that focuses in on the characters of the sequel trilogy more. Before he started directing the movie, he gave Lucasfilm a list of movies he wanted his Star Wars installment to feel like. That list included 12 O’clock High, Bridge of the River Kwai, Three Outlaw Samurai, and Gunga Din.Phil Lord and Chris Miller took the stage to talk about their 2018 Star Wars Story movie that will feature a young Han Solo. Before bringing out Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar) to officially announce he had won the role, the two discussed being Star Wars fans and how they saw the character of Han Solo. They expect to start shooting their movie at the end of January 2017. Rian’s assistant, Leo, as a TIE Fighter pilot: pic.twitter.com/zgjELkNQtz— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) July 17, 2016The director confirmed that his movie would pick up directly where The Force Awakens ended, which would be a first for the Star Wars franchise. This calls into question the opening crawl and what it’s going to have to say at the beginning of the movie (“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away…nothing new has happened.”). Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have arrive featuring Gary and Millie #SWCE pic.twitter.com/0yxhL3j29O— Sasha Carpet Scenes (@CarpetScenes) July 17, 2016Without having a live stream to go off, a lot of the charm of these individual creatives got lost in the retweets and blurry photos. Usually, when a panel with subject matter that interesting to the public at large isn’t streamed, it’s because there is information at the panel that the organizers consider special to attendees only. For a weekend that was so widely streamed over three days, it felt weird to have a panel with no classified information to be left off the streaming schedule, especially with the Han Solo announcement and John Boyega special appearance. Lord and Miller got into costume as extras in Rogue One, but had to leave the set before their scene was shot #SWCE pic.twitter.com/rsrnjDwdCI— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) July 17, 2016Then, the directors started to reveal that they all attempted to make cameos in each other’s films. Rian Johnson is playing a Death Star gunner in Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, Edwards has an unspecified cameo in Episode VIII, and Lord and Miller got all costumed up to appear in Rogue One, but had to leave the set before they made it on camera. El Han Solo chiche de Alden Ehrenreich cuando era pibe. Aww. #SWCE pic.twitter.com/ySa8d7G5aO— Fiorella Sargenti (@FioSargenti) July 17, 2016Surprise guest John Boyega showed up and didn’t say anything about Episode VIII except that Finn is not in a coma the whole film (which is technically new information?). There had already been photos of Boyega on set with a stunt actress standing in for Kelly Marie Tran who has an unspecified role in Episode VIII. Tran randomly came up in conversation with Boyega, but no nuggets of information slipped out. .@rianjohnson cameos in Rogue One – and Gareth Edwards cameos in Episode VIII. #SWCE pic.twitter.com/u6Y623UF9R— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) July 17, 2016Alden Ehrenreich was announced as officially the new Han Solo. Lord and Miller said that he was the first to audition, then they saw thousands of other actors before giving him the part. Ehrenreich’s mother was moving recently and had found some of his Star Wars toys, including a Han Solo action figure and a Bossk action figure. Because Ehrenreich is 26, it turned out to be 90s versions of Star Wars toys. Apparently Kelly Marie Tran is a huge role in Episode VIII, they randomly brought her up. #SWCE— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) July 17, 2016Finally, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher made a surprise appearance with their dogs Millie and Gary Fisher. The two dominant personalities managed to hold the stage for the remainder without saying much of anything about future Star Wars movies outside of that they’d like to see more pets in the universe.last_img read more

20 Sep

Loot Gamings GEAR UP Crate is Kind of Questionable

first_imgLoot Crate’s Loot Gaming boxes are usually pretty strong hits. In the past they’ve included canteens, miniature space ships, keychains, even hood ornaments. I was excited to hear that April 2017’s Loot Gaming theme was GEAR UP, because it seems like a natural theme that could have some rad stuff in it.Loot Crate sent us one, and it sadly fell a bit flat. Part of it is my own taste because I just am not a big fan of Halo, but a bigger part is because the big centerpiece item in the crate is a baffling misfire. But let’s start with the good.The Halo Icons Spartan Figure is actually two Spartans, squared against each other. They’re in slightly big-headed super-deformed proportions, but they still look really dynamic on their base. They work with other Halo Icons figures, because each one has the same D-shaped peg for the base.Overwatch is still a really strong game and Blizzard has been pushing it surprisingly far. It still has less in-game lore than Destiny, but it’s a great multiplayer shooter that has rightfully replaced Team Fortress 2 as the big, long-standing class-based non-military shooter in gaming. This is a Cute But Deadly figure of Pharah in her Titanium skin. It’s super-deformed to almost Funko Pop proportions, but more detailed and looks way nicer.Injustice 2 comes out soon, and so the crate includes an Injustice 2 t-shirt. The GEAR UP theme applies for this game, because it features a loot system where you can customize each fighter’s costume with different pieces of equipment. The resulting look doesn’t seem to be as strong as when character designs are built from the ground up with a single vision, but it should add an interesting bit of variety. Though Batman and Harley Quinn squaring off against the menacing visage of Superman seems pretty silly unless her bat is filled with kryptonite.The coin pin is pretty great. It’s a power armor helmet, not from any specific series but with elements that invoke Halo. It’s two-toned, with a silver outside and gold visor.Then there’s this. It’s The Coon’s flag, promoting the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But WholeOkay, I’m not going to call the flag “problematic,” and I’ll do my best to not sound like a hand-wringing SJW because I know how much that upsets some people. But it’s a really weird choice. It’s a comedic misfire, because its detachment from the humor of that joke (from Cartman’s premiere as The Coon in the episode “The Coon” from season 13, episode 2 in 2009) makes it loop back around into what made the original joke work.Cartman from the beginning has been an incredibly tone-deaf (and often outright bigoted) individual in regards to race. His superhero alter-ego “The Coon” comes from shortening the word raccoon, and invokes the animal like Batman invokes bats in his design. It’s also an outmoded racial slur for black people. It’s not directly addressed in his appearances on the show, but the humor of his name comes from the unspoken racial biases and ignorance Cartman holds. He didn’t choose the name to be racist, but the choice was a weird, tone-deaf one that would give most people pause.Now, after several other episodes featuring The Coon and an upcoming game where he is a main character, we now have a “Coon and Friends” flag in a Loot Gaming crate. And it’s a replica of the flag Cartman used with his team “Coon and Friends.” So that’s pretty great, as a concept.But it’s also literally a big red flag that says “COON” on it. I’m not offended by it, but it’s really weird to see as a physical thing not in a cartoon, away from the buffer of detachment South Park provides. It’s just a bizarre choice where the joke is undermined by taking it out of the context of the edginess of South Park and making it something you receive in the mail and could hang up on your wall.I’m not calling Loot Crate or South Park racist. I’m not calling anyone racist (except Cartman, who’s written as a character to be racist for comedy). I’m not even calling the flag racist. (Black Guy Editor’s Note: I am) I just think it’s a really, really weird choice that gets away from the layer of detachment and characterized ignorance that made the joke work in the first place.I’m still excited about the next Loot Gaming crate! The theme for this month is ROAD RAGE, and it includes items from Rocket League, Mario Kart 8, and Twisted Metal. And Destiny. I’m not sure why.As always, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box that sends you geek collectibles for $13.37 per month plus shipping (about $20 total). Loot Crate offers a variety of specialized crate subscriptions like Loot Anime, Loot Gaming, and Loot Pets, as well as licensed crates for properties like Firefly, Halo, and Harry Potter. Loot Crate sends us sample crates for unboxing and review.last_img read more

17 Sep

Navy petty officer scheduled to be sentenced for Coronado Bridge crash

first_imgSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Sentencing is scheduled Thursday for a Navy petty officer who was under the influence of alcohol when his pickup truck flew off a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and crashed into a crowd in Chicano Park killing four people.Navy Petty Officer Richard Sepolio has been sentenced to 9 years and 8 months after driving off Coronado bridge, killing 4 people.27-year-old Richard Anthony Sepolio was convicted in February of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury in connection with the October 15th, 2016 crash.The crash killed 50-year-old Annamarie Contreras, 52-year-old Cruz Contreras, 49- year-old Andre Banks, 46-year-old Francine Jiminez and seriously injured seven others.Sepolio was convicted of four counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one count of DUI causing injury.The same jury acquitted him of four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, seven counts of reckless driving and one count of driving over the legal alcohol limit and causing injury.Deputy District Attorney Cally Bright told jurors Sepolio chose “to drive irritated, impaired and impatient.” In addition to having drinks prior to getting behind the wheel, Sepolio was arguing with his girlfriend on the phone just moments before losing control of his truck on the bridge, the prosecutor said.Sepolio testified he was driving on the transition ramp — a route back to Coronado that he had driven more than 90 times before — when he sped up to merge in front of another car and lost control.The defendant said he remembered being on top of a freeway barrier looking down, then waking up in the park and being pulled out of his truck. Sepolio said his memory was mostly “cloudy” about what happened after his truck plunged into the crowd below.On the stand, he denied arguing with his then-girlfriend on the phone just before the crash, but admitted on cross-examination that he’d just left a lunch with a female Navy colleague where “the idea was to go out and have a good time.” Sepolio testified he had a glass of alcoholic cider and a glass of wine at lunch before heading back to Coronado.Whether Sepolio was intoxicated was a point of contention during the trial, particularly with one blood sample not tested for more than a year after the crash, according to his attorney.While the jury did not find Sepolio guilty of the greatest charge he faced — gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated — jurors agreed that Sepolio was under the influence.Bright said she believed Sepolio was grossly negligent due to driving while under the influence and distracted, but supported the jury’s findings, which included its rejection of the charge that Sepolio was intoxicated above the legal blood-alcohol limit. Navy petty officer scheduled to be sentenced for Coronado Bridge crash Posted: May 2, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 2:24 PM May 2, 2019last_img read more

3 Sep

ALs 18 Nov rally not counter to BNPs Quader

first_imgObaidul QuaderRoad transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said a public gathering to be organised by ruling Bangladesh Awami League at Suhrawardy Udyan on 18 November is not a counter-programme to BNP’s one, reports UNB.”It’s not completely a political programme… if anyone finds the smell of divisive politics that won’t be fair,” said Quader, also AL general secretary.He came up with the remarks at a meeting jointly organised by Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) and Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), marking the recognition of Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech as part of the world’s documentary heritage by UNESCO at the National Press Club.He also said AL will not hold any rally on working days considering people’s sufferings and every political party should consider this.About the ninth wage board for the journalists, Quader said he has told the information minister to look into the matter carefully.last_img read more

1 Sep

Watch Doctor Who Series 10 Opener on Big Screen

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Join Whovians across the country this spring to celebrate the return of Doctor Who—on the big screen.Fathom Events invites fans to watch the season 10 premiere, “A Star in Her Eye,” at the local cinema on April 17 and 19.Tickets go on sale next Friday, March 10; the two-nights-only event runs for an extended 1 hour and 40 minutes, featuring exclusive bonus content you won’t see on the BBC.“We want you to have fun at these cinema events—but safety is paramount,” the event page said, warning patrons that attending in costume “is fine,” but masks, face-concealing makeup, and fake weapons are prohibited. As are “any costumes that conceal what you are carrying [and] your natural body shape or face.”Fathom EventsThis isn’t Fathom’s first trip through space and time: The entertainment provider previously screened 50th anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor” in 3D; double-feature “Rise of the Cybermen” and “The Age of Steel,” plus an interview with Tenth Doctor David Tennant; two-part season eight finale “Dark Water”/”Death in Heaven” in 3D; revived serial “The Power of the Daleks”; and 2015 and 2016 holiday specials “The Husbands of River Song” and “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” respectively.Doctor Who lands on BBC and BBC America April 15, marking the beginning of the end for Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat, both of whom will hand over their keys to the TARDIS later this year. Little is known about the upcoming season; a second teaser recently dropped a few hints, including more possible episode titles, a glimpse at this season’s monsters, and a very cryptic nod to the relationship between the Doctor and new companion Bill.“I’m having the time of my life, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world,” she says in the 30-second voiceover. “Even if it kills me.”The premiere episode—written by Moffat and directed by Lawrence Gough—also represents the return of loveable-if-dim sidekick Nardole, brought to life so sweetly by Matt Lucas.last_img read more

31 Aug

MSU researchers create a new engine prototype w video

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype, based on the research first released in 2009, of the Wave Disk Generator — an engine that does not have pistons, crankshafts or valves. This new model, which does away with the internal combustion engine of the past, has the potential to reduce auto emissions up to 90 percent, when compared to the current emissions level. This is because the engine uses roughly 60 percent of its fuel for propulsion, when you compare this to the typical cars engine that uses only 15 percent of fuel for propulsion, we can see how the increase is possible. Citation: MSU researchers create a new engine prototype (w/ video) (2011, March 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-msu-prototype-video.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Software patch makes car more fuel-efficientcenter_img The new engine prototype is built with a disc-shaped shock wave generator that is about the size of a sauce pan, and will require no transmission system, cooling system, emissions regulation or fluids, which means that you will end up not only doing something good for the planet, but you will end up with less in maintenance costs, if this new prototype ever comes to the market.The engine works like this: a rotor, with a wave-like pattern carved into channels. The fuel and air enter and mix through the central inlets. The rotor then spins, blocking the exit of gasses. As the pressure builds it will generate a shock wave that will compress the mixture. Once it is ignited an outlet opens to let the hot gases escape, and your car can move as usual.The engine prototype was shown off by Norbert Müller and other colleagues at Michigan State University at a meeting with the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Explore furtherlast_img read more

27 Aug

New Ultrasound Method Creates Better Picture of Cardiovascular Health

first_imgNews | Ultrasound Imaging | March 24, 2016 New Ultrasound Method Creates Better Picture of Cardiovascular Health Technology could provide non-invasive way to differentiate cell types that housing unstable plaque News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Illustration shows how harmful plaques are built up in the carotid artery. Image courtesy of Catrin Jakobsson/Lund University.March 24, 2016 — Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new and more accurate way to distinguish between harmful and harmless plaque in the blood vessels by using ultrasound. This can help healthcare providers determine the risk of strokes and heart attacks — which means avoiding unnecessary surgery for many patients.In many parts of the world, atherosclerosis is one of the diseases responsible for a large number of cases of premature death.Six years ago, a handful of researchers at Lund University in Sweden started taking an interest in how to make it easier to recognize unstable plaques that in worst case scenarios rupture and cause heart attacks or strokes.When Tobias Erlöv, who at the time was a doctoral student in biomedical engineering at the Lund Faculty of Engineering, discovered that there is a fairly simple mathematical calculation that can be used to interpret ultrasound signals and thereby figure out whether the plaque in the carotid artery is harmful or not, the researchers were somewhat surprised.Vascular surgery is currently only performed if there is excessive blockage to the blood flow due to large plaques. However, determining whether or not the plaque is unstable cannot be done by simply studying flow rates and plaque sizes — knowing the type of cell concerned is more important.Simply put, harmless plaques consist of connective tissue and smooth muscle cells. Harmful plaques consist of fat (lipids) and macrophages. Unstable plaques can also involve bleeding.”We have shown that there is a strong correlation between changes in the center frequency and the size of the reflecting particles. The more harmful substances, the greater the so-called center frequency shift,” said Erlöv, who is currently continuing his research at the Department of Biomedical Engineering.The method can become useful to identify patients at risk of developing acute cardiovascular diseases, but also to follow up after surgery where plaque has already been removed.In the future, ultrasound scans of the carotid artery will lead to the ability to perform surgery at an earlier stage in some cases, and the ability to avoid surgery completely in others.People with cardiovascular diseases, and diabetics who risk developing them, can benefit from this new and accurate method.”Ultrasound enables you to screen a larger population, and that in turn means that life-threatening cardiovascular diseases can be detected at an earlier stage”, said Magnus Cinthio, senior lecturer in biomedical engineering and one of the researchers leading the work.”Another advantage is that the method is inexpensive and completely harmless to patients”, said Erlöv. More studies are needed before the innovation can be picked up by ultrasound manufacturers and used in healthcare facilities. 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15 Aug

ATPR adds EVP to grow SmartProp Program

first_img Share June 8, 2015 498 Views in Headlines, News, Technology, Uncategorized Shannon CobbAmerican Tax and Property Reporting, Inc. (ATPR), announced in a press release that Shannon Cobb has been hired to join its leadership team as EVP reporting to President, Alok Datta. ATPR, a subsidiary of SLK Global, is a provider of technology focused solutions for the real estate and settlement services industry.In his new role, Cobb will be responsible for the sales and operations of SmartProp and other planned products in the mortgage lender and real estate information segments, the release says. SmartProp is product of SLK Global that is available through the ATPR sales channel. ATPR also offers tax & municipal lien products through its affiliate company, American Tax Reporting.“Shannon embodies our principal aim of delivering real value to the settlement services industry,” Datta said. “He brings with him tremendous domain expertise, industry knowledge and encapsulates the very essence of the ‘trust network’ tag that a number of customers have already given us. We are working on several additional products we believe lenders, settlement services and other real estate related firms will find interesting and valuable.”Cobb brings more than 20 years of experience in the title and settlement services industry to ATPR, according to the company. Cobb has served as SVP with WFG Lender Services and group SVP with LandAmerica Financial Group. He has also held leadership roles in the Citigroup and General American Corp.“ATPR is steadily growing into the role of trusted provider for many of its clients, and that is what brings me here,” Cobb said. “I look forward to the opportunity to grow that reputation and deliver unmatched value to the mortgage and settlement services industry.”center_img American Tax and Property Reporting Inc SLK Global SmartProp 2015-06-08 Staff Writer ATPR adds EVP to grow SmartProp Programlast_img read more

12 Aug

News fresh from TRENZ 2019 New Zealands biggest

first_imgNews fresh from TRENZ 2019, New Zealand’s biggest annual international tourism showcase, currently underway at Rotorua’s Energy Events Centre – the country’s newest and 10th Great Walk – the Paparoa Track – on the rugged west coast of the South Island, will open in December 2019.The new Walk will traverse the Paparoa Range, home to limestone landscapes, verdant rainforest and astonishing views. The spectacular trail also features a side trip that serves as a memorial to the 29 men who lost their lives in the Pike River Mine tragedy.Māori for “Long Place”, the Paparoa Range is punctuated by peaks and threaded with rivers. On the new Paparoa Track, hikers will experience the Pororari River Gorge, towering limestone cliffs, remnants from the region’s mining history and ever-changing forest that transforms from beech to rainforest, studded with nīkau palms. A standalone walk or add-on is the Pike29 Memorial Track, an 11km (one-way) tribute to the men who lost their lives in the 2010 Pike River Mine disaster.The Paparoa Track starts near Blackball (Smoke-ho car park) and emerges at Punakaiki (Pororari River car park). The ideal time to walk is between September and May, but check the weather forecast before setting out. At 55km from end to end (not including the Pike29 Memorial Track), the trail takes three days to complete. It’s also open to mountain bikers. Great Walkshikemountain bikeNew ZealandPaparoa Trackwalklast_img read more

9 Aug

EU officials due in Cyprus to help ease migration pressure

first_imgOfficials from European services and agencies are expected to arrive on the island in the coming days in view of easing the increased pressure of migration to Cyprus, the European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Thursday.Practical, operational and financial assistance from the EU will be granted to Cyprus, Avramopoulos said, noting that efforts will begin immediately as time was an additional pressure in view of the end of the period marked by the upcoming European elections in May.Speaking at a meeting in the presence of the Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides, and Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou, Avramopoulos said that European officials from Europol, the European asylum support service, as well as from the European boarder and coast guard agency will be arriving in Cyprus soon.“The situation in Cyprus is becoming increasingly worrying,” Petrides told Avramopoulos. “Incoming flows are increasingly constantly to the point where they are becoming very hard to manage.”In the first months of 2019, asylum applications exceeded 1,000 per month, Petrides said, highlighting the problem of incoming flows through the north of Cyprus.Petrides asserted that the increased flows indicate the need for the creation of an additional reception centre for asylum seekers.Cyprus also requires “access to information systems on matters relating to state security in view of the prevention of dangers arising from radicalisation,” Petrides added.“Cyprus is not alone in dealing with the problems it faces,” Avramopoulos said, “we are all at her side, as am I personally.”You May LikeSmart Living Ideas${city:CapitalizationType}$ Program Giving Solar Panels To Homeowners With Electric Bills Over $99/monthSmart Living IdeasUndoLocksmith of HeartsPhil Collins’s Daughter Is Probably The Most Pretty Woman Ever Existed.Locksmith of HeartsUndoSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best New Sub Compact SUVSub Compact SUVs | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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