Havila Announces New Contracts with Mærsk Oil and Shell

first_imgzoom Havila Shipping ASA has entered into new contracts with Mærsk Oil for the PSV vessels Havila Clipper, Havila Herøy and Havila Fanø.For Havila Clipper a firm contract for three years commencing 1st June 2014 with one optional period of one year from 1st June 2017. For each of Havila Herøy and Havila Fanø existing optional periods is firmed up and lengthened to five years in direct continuation of existing contracts.After the agreement Havila Herøy will be working for Mærsk Oil until December 2019, and Havila Fanø until September 2020.Shell has declared first optional period of one year for the PSV vessel Havila Borg currently working in West Africa. Havila Borg will work for Shell until July 2015 with further 3 optional years.Commercial terms is based on existing contracts and for Havila Clipper based on market conditions. May 19, 2014last_img read more

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Budget Bulletin Connected Communities

first_imgNova Scotia will become a world leader in information technology. The province’s goal is to make Nova Scotia the most connected jurisdiction in North America. A technology-fuelled economy is important for growth and building a better future for Nova Scotians. The province will ensure 100 per cent of Nova Scotians are able to access broadband connectivity by the end of 2009. It is examining the best ways to achieve commercially viable and sustainable broadband access. Up to $10 million will be spent this year, in partnership with private sector service providers, to deliver infrastructure to the first set of unserved areas in the province. The lessons learned from the initiative will be used to build a plan to roll out broadband to other unserved areas of the province. The province will invest in small- and medium-sized businesses, particularly in rural Nova Scotia, through the provision of financial assistance to support investments in new applications, technologies and equipment, and by expanding the I-3 program administered through InNOVAcorp. These investments total $1.2 million. -30- Note: Note: For further 2007-08 budget information, see the Department of Finance website at www.gov.ns.ca/finance.last_img read more

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Wind dry conditions fuel fastmoving wildfire near Kelowna BC

first_imgKELOWNA, B.C. – Dozens of people living in southern British Columbia have been forced to leave their homes as winds fan a wildfire nearby.The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen issued an evacuation order Sunday afternoon for 55 properties west of Summerland as crews fight a fire burning about 30 kilometres southwest of Kelowna.Residents in more than 300 properties in the nearby Central Okanagan Regional District have been warned that they, too, may have to leave on a moment’s notice.The regional district said there has been “substantial growth” in the fire since it sparked on Saturday.Strong winds have fanned the flames burning in steep terrain and the wildfire is estimated to be about 10 square kilometres, the BC Wildfire Service said in an update on Sunday.“The main factors influencing this fire behaviour are terrain, wind speed/direction … and largely this fire activity and rate of spread is due to how dry the fuels are within this area of the Okanagan,” the service said on its website.The update noted that the area hasn’t had significant rainfall in more than two months.Twenty-three firefighters, three helicopters and four pieces of heavy equipment were working to contain the fire on Sunday.Crews are also fighting a series of wildfires in southeastern B.C. that have forced hundreds of people from their homes and closed campgrounds over the long weekend.The Regional District of East Kootenay has issued evacuation orders for more than 400 properties outside of Cranbrook, as two separate fires continue to burn out of control.Loree Duczek with the regional district said in a statement that aggressive fire behaviour on Saturday prompted officials to order more people out of their homes.“We are seeing ash and debris being cast a long distance on the head of the fire,” Duczek said. “Our first priority is public safety. These decisions are not made lightly.”Heat and wind have created “strong burning conditions,” and there’s very little precipitation on the horizon, the regional district said.last_img read more

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Alicia Silverstone Wishes Duchess Of Cambridge A Beautiful Blissful Pregnancy

first_imgFollowing the news that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child, actress, author, and long-time PETA supporter Alicia Silverstone has sent the royal a copy of her book The Kind Mama, which highlights the benefits of a plant-based pregnancy.“Embracing this kind way and getting your body as healthy as possible will allow you to enjoy a smoother and more enjoyable pregnancy — helping to ward off the symptoms that take away from it (fatigue, nausea, swelling, heartburn, sleeplessness, mood swings) — have a sweeter birth and post-partum experience, and be the healthiest, happiest mama,” says Silverstone.last_img read more

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Troubled meat market is key supplier for Haitis capital

first_imgPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – La Saline slaughterhouse is a nightmarish panorama of animal blood, body parts and detritus. It’s also an essential part of the economy of the Haitian capital, supplying meat to restaurants, street vendors and stores.Associated Press photographer Chery Dieu Nalio spent nearly a month documenting conditions in the market and the lives of more than 100 people who work there. He found a constant struggle to make ends meet in the face of unhygienic conditions, poor regulation and even deadly violence.More than 300,000 goats are butchered every year in La Saline, at the edge of a slum by the same name that forms part of the sprawl of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The market is mostly a dirt yard, with a few huts made of worn sheet metal, wood and cloth. Chunks of raw meat sit on tables for purchase by customers. The remnants of slaughtered animals are dumped in a canal at the entrance of the market, filling the area with a foul stench and causing flooding in the surrounding neighbourhood.Outside the market is the neighbourhood known as La Saline, so violent that market workers and customers frequently have to dive to the ground to avoid stray bullets.Customers, neighbours and even the market’s workers say Haitian authorities have long failed to take any action in to improve conditions there.Butchers are paid $10 for $20 for each goat they slaughter for individuals. They get no money from wholesale customers, but rather keep some parts of the animals to sell to retail buyers.Other workers skin the animals, clean them, transport them and sell them to customers. Etty Felix, 50, and Monise Jironer, 54, remove waste from goats’ intestines, disinfect them in boiling water and sell them to vendors who make bouillon to sell. They receive 16 cents per intestine.Market owner Polynice Amboise, 65, said the market has been repeatedly moved by Haitian administrations, from inside the slum to the seaside and back again.He said that since Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people and threw the government into crisis, he hasn’t paid taxes for the market and the government has taken no action to improve its conditions.“The authorities don’t come. I bring all my papers to City Hall but they never get back to me,” Amboise said. “I am not happy with the situation of the market. The workers also are not happy.”Youri Chevry, the mayor of Port-au-Prince, said the situation is complicated by a broader problem of lawlessness, but which he claims is improving. A U.N. peacekeeping mission recently left Haiti and the country is re-establishing its own army, a force supposed to be dedicated to maintaining domestic order.“Everyone knows that this zone is a lawless area, a red zone with armed people that create a lot of problems,” Chevry said. “Step by step, peace is returning in the area. Step by step, we will get control of the slaughterhouse.”last_img read more

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Top UN human rights official urges States to uphold pledges to fight

6 October 2008The United Nations human rights chief today called on States to do more to uphold the promises they made seven years ago to tackle racism, xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance – global problems that still plague millions on a daily basis. “I urge all Member States to travel that extra mile that makes historic change possible, and to focus on the concrete pledges undertaken in Durban that will help bring an end to all forms of discrimination,” High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay said, referring to the World Conference Against Racism held in South Africa in 2001. She added that implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action – the landmark documents agreed by Governments seven years ago – “still lags sorely and lamentably behind the solemn commitments that States pledged to fulfil seven years ago.” Addressing a preparatory meeting in Geneva for next year’s review of the progress made since Durban, Ms. Pillay urged States to participate in the process “to ensure that victims of racism, inequality, injustice and intolerance are not left to believe that the international community is incapable of overcoming its differences in order to properly and fully address their plight.” She recalled that, seven years ago, “the virulent anti-Semitic behaviour of a few non-governmental organizations [NGOs] on the sidelines” overshadowed the work of the Conference. The ongoing review process, she stated, provided a much-needed opportunity to assess and accelerate progress on implementation of the Programme of Action, which would help end all forms of discrimination including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. At the same time, the review process is “burdened, understandably, with a fear that incidents expressing hatred and intolerance will be repeated.” Ms. Pillay called on States to take a more forward-looking approach. “It would be tragic to allow this fear to compromise our efforts to find common ground and to hinder our ability to promote further effective action to eliminate hatred and intolerance of this very kind,” she stated. read more

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Government to give priority to indigenous systems

He made these observations participating in the opening ceremony of the newly built Ayurveda herbal products manufacturing centre of the Sri Lanka Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation today, the President’s media unit said. President Sirisena said that when we speak about our proud culture the traditional medicine method has a significant place and he pledged to provide every possible facility to promote Ayurveda treatment in Sri Lanka.Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine- Rajitha Senaratne, Chief Minister of the Western Province- Isura Devapriya, Chathura Senaratne-MP and others participated at this occasion. (Colombo Gazette) The President further said that Sri Lanka should always admire its heritage and indigenous systems to conquer the international market and become a one of the greatest country in the world. The Government says it will give priority to indigenous systems to conquer the international market.President Maithripala Sirisena said that everyone must unite with a commitment to give the highest priority for indigenous systems to make Sri Lanka victorious. read more

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In Sweden Annan honours legacy of late SecretaryGeneral Dag Hammarskjöld

“It will not surprise you to hear that Dag Hammarskjöld is a figure of great importance for me,” Mr. Annan said in Uppsala, Sweden, in his annual lecture honouring the late Secretary-General who died in 1961 while on a peace-building trip to the Congo. “His life and his death, his words and his actions, have done more to shape public expectations of the office, and indeed of the Organization, than those of any other man or woman in its history.”Mr. Hammarskjöld, who served as Secretary-General from 1953 to 1961, showed that the UN Charter clearly implied the existence of “an international community, for which the Organization is an instrument and an expansion,” Mr. Annan said. Quoting Mr. Hammarskjöld, the current Secretary-General said the UN’s overriding purpose was to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war and, to do that, the Organization had to follow four key principles – equal political rights, equal economic opportunities, justice and the prohibition of the use of armed force “save in the common interest.”Mr. Annan’s visit in Sweden began this morning in Stockholm with a meeting with the speaker of Parliament, Birgitta Dahl, whom he asked for support in bringing into force the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court. According to a UN spokesman in New York, Ms. Dahl assured him of Sweden’s support. The two also discussed the anti-globalization protests and upcoming UN conferences on sustainable development in South Africa and on financing for development in Mexico. The Secretary-General then met with Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, with whom he discussed, among other issues, the problems at the UN World Conference against Racism, the UN’s relationship with the European Union, the United States’ role in contemporary international relations, and “the efforts to get the Palestinians and the Israelis back to the negotiating table and to restart the Cyprus talks,” UN spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva said.Mr. Annan also held discussions with Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson on the Middle East, the Balkans, and the impact of current global economic trends on international security. Following today’s lecture on Dag Hammarskjöld at Uppsala University, the Secretary-General was scheduled to meet the press before attending a dinner in his honour hosted by the Hammarskjöld Foundation. He returns to New York tomorrow. read more

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Côte dIvoire peace shows promise determination needed for road ahead Annan

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s first report on the UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (MINUCI) was released today, outlining the steps taken since March by the Ivorian parties that have yielded encouraging results on some fronts and mixed results on others. The Mission was established in May to help guide implementation of the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement, a French-brokered peace accord that calls on the government, rebels and political opposition to share power in a transitional government until elections in 2005.Mr. Annan writes that while the overall Ivorian peace process has made encouraging progress, the efforts of the parties to move forward the implementation of the accord have yielded mixed results. On the positive side, he notes the installation of the Government of national reconciliation, the preparation of the Government’s work programme, and confidence-building steps that have been taken by the Forces armies nationals de Côte d’Ivoire (FANCI) and the Forces nouvelles. Those steps, along with demobilization efforts, and the adoption of an amnesty law, have laid a “good basis” for further progress.But on the other hand, Mr. Annan stresses that the road ahead will be long, and that the peace process is fraught with perils and contradictions that must be surmounted in order to create a climate conducive to a constructive discussion by the National Assembly on the critical issues in the Government’s work plan. That plan proposes mechanisms that may eventually be used to address delicate subjects such as citizenship, rights and freedoms of individuals, land tenure laws and the electoral system.The report also expresses the Secretary-General’s concern about armed Liberian elements reportedly operating in western Côte d’Ivoire, saying that these elements constitute an immediate and a long-term threat to the efforts to stabilize both countries. He says he feels greatly encouraged about the ongoing efforts of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Security Council to resolve the conflict in Liberia, which has been the primary source of instability in the subregion.The Security Council is scheduled to discuss the report next Wednesday. read more

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US consumer prices unchanged in November but 12month core inflation accelerates

US consumer prices unchanged in November but 12-month core inflation accelerates In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, photo, a shopper looks in the window of an ALDO store in the Mall in Robinson Township, Pa. The Labor Department reports on consumer prices for November 2015 and issue a report on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Dec 15, 2015 6:35 am MDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2015 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November as declines in energy and food held down overall costs. But core inflation was up 2 per cent over the 12 months ending in November. That was the fastest pace in more than a year and the kind of increase Fed officials want to see to justify the start of a round of interest rate increases.The flat reading for consumer prices last month followed a modest 0.2 per cent increase in October and outright declines in August and September, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. Core inflation, which excludes energy and food, was up 0.2 per cent in November and has risen 2 per cent over the past 12 months, the fastest gain since a similar 2 per cent rise for the 12 months ending in May 2014.Over the past year, overall inflation has risen just 0.5 per cent. Overall prices are being held back by a sharp fall in energy costs and a stronger dollar, which makes imports cheaper. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has said she expects both of those impacts will soon start to fade and because of that she expects overall inflation will start rising back to the Fed’s 2 per cent target.Private economists said Fed officials, who were holding their final meeting of the year on Tuesday and Wednesday, are likely to use the rise in core prices as justification to support a quarter-point rate hike at this meeting, the first rate increase in nearly a decade.Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said he expects rising inflation will prompt the Fed to raise its key interest rate to near 2 per cent by this time next year. This rate has been at a record low near zero for the past seven years. Other economists are predicting a much more gradual rise in rates of less than half that amount to around 1 per cent for the Fed’s benchmark federal funds rate.Overall energy costs fell 1.3 per cent in November, led by a 2.4 per cent drop in gasoline pump prices, the third decline in gasoline costs in the past four months.Nationwide gas prices now stand at $2.01 per gallon, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge. That is down from $2.56 a year ago. In some parts of the country, gas is already below $2 per gallon.Food costs retreated 0.1 per cent in November, the first monthly decline since March. The price of meats, poultry, fish and eggs dropped for the third month in a row.Meanwhile, prices rose in some categories. Medical care climbed 0.4 per cent, and airline fares grew 1.2 per cent.Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said the increase in medical costs reflected in part a jump in the cost of health insurance, with premiums up 3.6 per cent over the past 12 months, compared to a 1 per cent drop in premium costs for the 12 months ending in November 2014.Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Economics, said the low overall inflation would not stop the Fed from starting to raise interest rates, given the long-held view that if the Fed waits to start raising interest rates until inflation becomes a problem, then it will have waited too long. read more

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East Ruimveldt man slapped with robbery under arms attempted murder charges

A 29-year-old East Ruimveldt resident was slapped with two counts of robbery under arms and attempted murder charges, when he appeared before Magistrate, Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, today.Kevin France was not required to plead to the indictable charges. The court was told that on October 28, 2016, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Kwasi Joseph at Water Street, Georgetown with intent to murder him, while on October 1, 2016 he robbed Boodnarine Budhoo of some $600,000 and on October 12, 2016, he robbed Bibi Jabar of $6,000.The accused who is also a taxi driver, was defended by Attorney-at-law, Patrice Henry. However, bail applications were denied and France is expected to re-appear in Court on March 13, 2017 in relation to the attempted murder charge, and on March 20, 2017 for the two counts of robbery under arms charges.The accused was apprehended on February 14, 2017 and was interrogated regarding several illegal activities suspected to have been carried out along with well known criminal, Jason Howard.Twenty-one-year-old Howard reportedly incriminated France in statements given to police officers. As such, investigations are still ongoing to determine whether France was involved in any other matter. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFreed murder accused remanded on attempted murder/robbery under arm chargesAugust 6, 2018In “Court”Miner facing 3 counts of robbery under arms remandedJanuary 16, 2018In “Court”East La Penitence man remanded on attempted murder, armed robbery chargesDecember 19, 2014In “Crime” read more

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Guyanese woman admits illegal reentry into US faces up to 10

Indrawattie Sookram, age 40, and a Guyanese citizen, pled guilty on Monday to illegal re-entry into the United States of America.The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York stated.According to the release, Sookram was arrested in the U.S. Virgin Islands in February 1999.  In August 1999, she was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of the Virgin Islands for using a false passport, false visa and false identity to enter the United States.  She was removed from the United States to Guyana on September 3, 1999, after serving six months in jail.On May 17, 2018, she was arrested by an HSI Agent in Schenectady, New York.  A fingerprint check of Sookram resulted in the discovery of the prior conviction and removal under the name Maryan Husain.  Sookram admitted that in 2000, following her removal to Guyana, she returned to the United States without permission.Sookram faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 when she is sentenced by Senior United States Judge Fredrick J. Scullin, Jr. on May 20, 2019.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.This case was investigated by HSI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Grogan, the release stated. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUS immigration sweep: Guyanese among C’bean nationals nabbed, facing deportationApril 6, 2017In “Regional”2 Guyanese “immigration violators” among 46 arrested in ICE NY operationJanuary 24, 2018In “Regional”Guyanese among Caribbean nationals detained during US immigration sweepNovember 30, 2017In “latest news” read more

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Defiant David Moyes insists Manchester United are still in title race

Moyes brushed over any concerns about rumblings of unquiet in the home crowd and declared the United fans ‘have been great’. The champions could fall 15 points behind Arsenal if the Londoners win tomorrow but Moyes refused to throw in the towel on the title race.The Scot declared, “I stand firm that we’ll be very close to [the title race]. Hopefully we’re in and around it when it comes to the end of the season.”Moyes revealed, in a separate BBC interview, that he was planning to take Robin van Persie off after 60 minutes before Cabaye scored for Newcastle. “If I had [substituted van Persie] people would have said what are you doing? We were chasing the game and needed to get a goal back.Cabaye pours more misery on Moyes as Man United suffer back-to-back defeatsAs it happened: Manchester United v Newcastle, Premier League TWO HOME DEFEATS in the space of four days saw large contingents of Old Trafford boo Manchester United manager at the final whistle this afternoon.The Premier League champions mustered little in the way of a fight in response to Yohan Cabaye’s 61st minute goal for the Toon. Robin van Persie had a header ruled out for offside and Patrice Evra hit the post with a header but the visitors held out for a 1-0 win. The scoreline was the same as Everton’s Wednesday night win over David Moyes’ former side.Under Moyes, United are now winless in four league games. The Scot put up a brave front when he was interviewed by BT Sport following his team’s latest setback.“I’m disappointed with the result,” he conceded. “There were parts of the game where we needed a bit of luck to go for us and to take opportunities a bit better. In the end, that didn’t happen.”Moyes added, “We’ve lacked a bit of creativity at the right times. When we’ve had chances to make good passes, we’ve not quite made them. We lost the two games 1-0 and both have been against the run of play slightly… We have to create more chances, more opportunities, play better. That’s the way to do it.”David Moyes soaks in United’s fifth league defeat in 15 games. Barrington Coombs/EMPICS SportThere will be light at the end of the tunnel, Moyes agreed with BT commentator Ray Stubbs. “It is that transitional period, which was always going to be the case. We hoped we wouldn’t be as poor as we have been in the last couple of games but hopefully we’ll get this right,” he said. read more

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Minecraftprint uses 3D printers to make reallife Minecraft objects

first_imgIf you’re a die-hard Minecraft fan, the kind who could never be swayed by our list of games like Minecraft, you probably don’t stop thinking in blocks just because you’ve logged out. If that’s the case, Minecraft.print() is a project that might be able to help you bring some of your beloved Minecraft objects and creations into the real world.Minecraft.print() is the handiwork of Cody Sumter and Jason Boggess, two men who work in the MIT Media Lab. The idea is simple: play the game and build something you’re really proud of, then define that area with some three-dimensional borders. Then run that part of the world for the team through a script created by the folks at Minecraft.print() and it’ll spit out a model file that you can send to a professional 3D printer, a MakerBot, or RepRap, and have it made into a real object.AdChoices广告The script outputs a standard STL file, so you can send it to a service that handles 3D printing, or if you have access to a 3D printer of your own you can use the file to create your object.So far the team have used their program and their own printers to make a companion cube from the game Portal based on a model they built inside of Minecraft, and also printed a version of the starship Enterprise from Star Trek based on the famous 1:1 Minecraft replica of the ship.It’s worth noting that the companion cube they had printed was actually several stories tall in the Minecraft world, but the model that they used let them print the cube in multiple sizes: large enough to heft with one hand, or small enough to put on a keychain. The objects you want to print can be any size or shape, as long as you can get borders around them.Read more at Minecraft.print()last_img read more

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Walk for Hope Walk for Emily

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Harry Papageorgiou and Rhian Hague, are trying to put together a walk/run to help raise funds for Emily Karakatsanis and the Monash Children’s Hospital. Join them and walk or run in the HOPE that answers can be found to cure chronic illness in young children and teenagers. Emily is a 15 year old Brighton Secondary College student who has been diagnosed with a rare, debilitating disease called Hypereosinophilic Syndrome. As a result, Emily and her family have had to travel the world looking for answers which has caused much financial strain. They will soon embark on another four week journey to America to meet with leading world specialists, in the hopes that they can suppress Emily’s immune system. Walk for Hope will assist with Emily’s medical costs but will also raise money for the wonderful team at the Monash Children’s Cancer Centre, also known as MCCC, where Emily is managed and treated. MCCC is very close to Emily’s heart and together with her family, they would like to give back and raise some much needed funds for this amazing facility. Five dollars from every registration will go to the Monash Children’s cancer Centre and you will be helping Emily and the lives of many children who walk through the doors of MCCC.For more information on Emily, please go to facebook and search for: Emily’s Journey – Fighting The UnknownYou can also register for the event online by visiting: www.walkforhope.netlast_img read more

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Alienware X51 la performance dune petite machine

first_imgAlienware X51: la performance d’une petite machineAvec le X51, Alienware change son fusil d’épaule. Ses machines, aux incroyables performances, mais très typées “gamer” laissent place à un outil plus sobre et plus discret.La marque Alienware est très connue des joueurs PC, puisqu’elle leur est totalement destinée. Les machines produites par le constructeur sont de véritables monstres de puissance, très onéreuses, qui peuvent faire tourner les titres les plus récents dans leurs configurations maximales. Mais elles sont aussi connues pour leur look très “geek”, bardé de néons et de couleurs, s’intégrant difficilement dans un salon.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Alienware a compris cet état de fait et sort aujourd’hui un produit répondant à un public beaucoup plus large, le X51. C’est la première tour de l’entreprise aux dimensions aussi discrètes, 13 pouces environ (32 cm), et à l’aspect aussi sobre. Point de détails voyants, la robe noire est de rigueur et pourra s’intégrer bien plus facilement dans un salon ou sur un bureau.Pour les performances, rien n’a été laissé au hasard et le constructeur conserve son rang de fabricant exigeant sur les composants sélectionnés. Selonle site Electronista, pour la configuration maximum, il faudra compter sur un processeur Intel i7, une carte graphique NVIDIA GTX, un disque dur d’un To et un lecteur Blu-ray pour avoir une machine taillée pour le multimédia haute-définition. La configuration standard débutera par un Intel i3 déjà costaud et une NVIDIA GT 545.Pour les premiers prix, il faudra débourser 799 euros. Et le prix de la machine ultime à tout joueur PC qui se respecte, peut grimper jusqu’à 1099 euros.Le 23 janvier 2012 à 10:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Jacques Rougeau on his run as The Mountie in WWE

first_img Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Now Playing Up Next Google+ Deutsche Bank Is In Trouble WhatsApp Facebook Bret Hart Attacked At WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling sent this in.Today John and Chad welcome a guest who is known for always getting his man. He is The Mountie, he is Jacques Rougeau. The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling takes a trip North of the border as Jacques joins the show to talk about his recent experiences promoting a successful family based wrestling promotion as well as talk about his family lineage and how the Rougeau legacy extends so much deeper than just being Fabulous.Full Episode Download Link: http://tmptow.podomatic.com/entry/2015-12-21T21_00_00-08_00 Jacques Rougeau On His Backstage Confrontation w/ Ludvig Borga:https://youtu.be/oYDZ4TILe1M His time as The Mountie:To be honest with you I had the greatest moments as The Mountie in my career. I was working guys like Macho Man, I remember a match with him in England against him with Elizabeth, I had matches with Undertaker, matches with Sid Vicious of course matches with Big Boss Man just so many fantastic memories. There is nothing I didn’t do as The Mountie. I remember simple matches with Tito Santana as The Mountie or Koko B. Ware. I had so much fun with that character and I honestly made people believe that I thought I was The Mountie. That I was so convinced that they started believing. It is amazing because when you build a character and I always tell this at my school that how are you going to get people to believe in your character if you don’t believe it. I had a brother-in-law who was a real Royal Canadian Mounted Police who gave me some tricks and some moves that they used when they arrest a guy so all those moves that I used in the ring were actually legit.The infamous Summer Slam 1991 Jailhouse match vs. The Big Boss Man:It is one of the greatest matches that I’ve ever had in my career. Ray Traylor who was the Big Boss Man who unfortunately left us was the kindest person. I had never seen Big Boss Man talk bad to anyone in the dressing room or show lack of respect. He was another Owen Hart. So working with a guy like that for a year to a year and a half around the world was a night off every night and it was such a pleasure because he would take care of my body, take care of me and I would take care of him. It was a great time in my career.Not being able to use The Mountie name in Canada:I was doing such a great job of making The Mounties look bad in Canada that they suspended me on TV and I wasn’t allowed to be used on TV anymore. So the only way I was allowed to wrestle was if I took off the sleeves, the shirt and kept the black pants and they would announce me as Jacques Rougeau. Everyone knew me as Jacques Rougeau anyway so that was fun. I think they (The Mounties) took it all a little too serious. Like in movies and everywhere else there is always dirty Cops or bad Cops but they don’t ban the movie because the Cop is crooked. But I think that my character was becoming so strong that eventually they decided and voted on it and sent a letter to Vince saying that I wasn’t allowed to wrestle on TV in Canada anymore. Eventually and after that they let that character go because it wasn’t helping me at all so I took a year off and came back a year and a half later with Carl Ouellet as The Quebecers ith the same suit and our music was “We’re not the Mounties”. So I think Vince wanted to get back at them in a way.The impact The Mountie had on Jacques and how today it is fondly remembered:The Mountie was great. I’ll never forget winning the Intercontinental Title against Bret Hart and losing it to Rowdy Roddy Piper. I had three different dolls made and sold in Toys R Us’s around the world as The Mountie and when I give conferences in schools now against intimidation. The first thing I do is because they don’t know me because they are too young and they have only heard of me but I do so many personal appearances and am on TV that when I come in and start talking to kids and I take my belt out and my dolls out they start to say “hey this guy was important”. All of that was done because of the Mountie character.Jacques also covers in detail his backstage feud with Dynamite Kid, How him and his Brother Raymond came to the WWF, Memories of The Harts, His Son and the Future of his family in the wrestling business.Please subscribe to The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling on iTunes and via YouTube by searching the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling or visit the OFFICIAL Website of the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling: www.tmptofwrestling.com  & twitter.com/twomanpowertrip and also now a part of the TopRopePress.com Radio Network.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBret Hart Attacked At WWE Hall of Fame CeremonyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Family of man held in N Korea worried but encouraged

first_imgSEATTLE — The family of an American missionary held more than a year in North Korea was heartbroken and encouraged by a brief news conference in which Kenneth Bae, wearing a gray cap and inmate’s uniform with the number 103 on his chest, apologized and said he committed anti-government acts.“Our end goal is to see Kenneth reunited so he can recover emotionally and physically. He has chronic health problems,” family friend Derek Sciba told The Associated Press. Sciba is a friend of Bae’s sister, Terri Chung of Edmonds, and part of a group pushing for Bae’s release.“On the one hand it’s heartbreaking to see him in a prison uniform at the mercy of folks in North Korea, but on the other hand it’s encouraging to see him and that he’s able to speak,” Sciba said.Bae made the comments at what he called a press conference held at his own request. He was under guard during the appearance. It is not unusual for prisoners in North Korea to say after their release that they spoke in similar situations under duress.Bae spoke in Korean during the brief appearance, which was attended by The Associated Press and a few other foreign media in Pyongyang.Bae, the longest-serving American detainee in North Korea in recent years, expressed hope that the U.S. government will do its best to win his release. He said he had not been treated badly in confinement.last_img read more

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ICICI Prudential Life Insurance shares plunge over FY2017 results

first_imgPassengers wait in front of an ICICI Prudential billboard at a bus stop in Mumbai.Reuters fileICICI Prudential Life Insurance was one of the few losers on the stock exchanges on a day when the markets were on a roll. On Wednesday, the share price of India’s largest private life insurer was down 5.5 percent intraday to Rs 396 before recovering to trade at Rs 400, a loss of 4.32 percent from its previous close, in response to its modest performance in 2016-17.The company’s net profit rose by a marginal 1.9 percent to Rs 1,681.66 crore for 2016-17 from Rs 1,650.15 crore in the preceding fiscal, mainly due to a rise in net commission paid, from Rs 619.98 crore in 2015-16 to Rs 758.92 crore, according to its regulatory filing to the BSE. Total net premium collection in 2016-17 stood at Rs 22,155 crore, up 16.6 percent from Rs 18,998 crore in fiscal 2016.The increase in net profit for the March quarter (Q4) was 1.31 percent to Rs 408.24 crore from Rs in March quarter (Q4) from Rs 402.95 crore in the corresponding period last year. Net premium income rose to Rs 7,526.4 crore from Rs 6,343.2 crore in the year-ago period. Claims paid in Q4 stood at Rs 4,902 crore. In a presentation, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance claimed that its market share (based on retail weighted premium received) rose to 12 percent in 2016-17 from 11.3 percent in 2015-16. The company declared a dividend of Rs 3.50 per equity share, or 35 percent. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, a joint venture between private sector lender ICICI Bank and Britain’s Prudential Holdings, was listed in September last year.Another private sector life insurance firm, SBI Life Insurance, plans to list in the current fiscal.There are 24 life insurance companies in India, including state-owned Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), which is the largest in terms of market share.Key takeaways from conference call post declaration of results:Claims settlement ratio was 96.9 percent in FY2017.For FY2017, 57 percent of renewal premium was collected through electronic means compared to 52 percent in FY2016.Retail renewal premium grew 18.5 percent from Rs 119.95 billion for FY2016 to Rs 142.19 billion for FY2017.Employee productivity improved from Rs 4.61 mn for FY2016 to Rs 5.55 mn for FY2017.last_img read more

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The Psychological Effects of Being Denied Statehood

first_imgIn the nation’s capital hundreds of thousands of people are denied full citizenship.It’s easy for the majority of Americans, regardless of race, ethnicity and political affiliation to ignore the fact that in the nation’s capital hundreds of thousands of people are denied full citizenship. But many residents, like Julius Hobson, James Forman, Wilhemina and Calvin Rolark, Hilda and Charlie Mason, Monica and Lawrence Guyot, Nadine Winter, Angie King Corley, Josephine Butler, Conrad Smith and hundreds of others fought for statehood before passing.Still other advocates continue the fight while other Americans can’t seem to understand the psychological effects of being denied statehood and allowing members of Congress, predominantly White males, control their existence.“Oppression has been described as a state of domination where the oppressed suffer the consequences of deprivation, exclusion, discrimination, exploitation, control of culture, and sometimes even violence,” Anne Anderson wrote in a published work titled, Hometown Washington, D.C.: A Case Study in Domination.Anderson, a clinical social worker and former coordinator of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, has lived in Washington, D.C. since 1964. She has been making presentations on the psychological effects of being denied statehood for almost a decade.This year, Anderson and Anise Jenkins, executive director of Stand Up! for Democracy in D.C. Coalition (Free D.C.) handed out brochures on the subject to thousands of attendees at the American Psychological Association’s Conference, Aug. 8 -10. “I am convinced that this domination, this oppression (lack of statehood), will continue until the legitimacy of the claims of the citizens of the District of Columbia are accepted by the majority of the people of the United States and they insist that their legislators change our status.”The domination of D.C. by Congress is complicated by competing claims to legitimacy from the federal government and the local communities. This sense of powerlessness leads to some bitterness and isolation. Indeed, a favorite saying in D.C. is, “We are surrounded on the North, South, East, and West by the United States of America,” a poignant expression of the alienation residents of the District of Columbia feel when reflecting on their home city circumstances vis-à-vis the rest of the country.There is another set of delegitimizing themes that use race and class to label D.C. as incapable, not ready for democracy. “In 1987, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Ma), sponsor of the Senate D.C. statehood bill, blamed reluctance to grant representation on the ‘four toos’: The District is too Black, too liberal, too Democratic, and too urban,” wrote Anderson.This underlying factor is what well-known psychologist Dr. Frances Cress Welsing said is the reason why statehood has not been realized for decades. “I hear this all the time from my patients. Black people in the District face stress and duress by living under the racist tyranny of White oppression. In other words, how do Black people in the District feel in general about their vulnerability? There is an overwhelming sense of absolute powerlessness across the board,” Welsing said.Former Sen. Charles Moreland (D-D.C.) agreed. “All who live under home rule are political slaves. Thus, in some form or another, Washingtonians have taken on the slave mentality. Whether resisting congressional tyranny, accepting it, or in denial that it exists, we are all pretending at politics in a make-believe democracy,” Moreland said. “The influence that Home Rule has over the psychology of Washingtonians is so spellbinding and subtle that although we are completely disenfranchised, it is very difficult for most of our residents to understand how we are being oppressed.”D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray concurred. “That denial puts a heavy burden on our minds because being treated as second-class citizens is frustrating and unfair to one’s existence.”Statehood advocates also believe this is why many Washingtonians fiercely resent being told they are political slaves, even while being denied the basic human rights that every other American inherits as a birthright. “Compounding the problem is the fact that our make-believe elected officials have a history of allowing our local laws to be perverted by the constant threat of congressional veto. Every law, every rule, and every regulation on the books is tainted by congressional oversight,” Moreland said.Refusing to give up, Jenkins continued to hand out brochures and educating outsiders about the psychological damage to District residents. “The psychological effect is what our ancestors must have felt when they were declared to be three-fifths of a human being,” said Jenkins.last_img read more

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